"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pathways Astrology: New Moon Solar Eclipse/The Great American Solar Ec...

Pathways Astrology: New Moon Solar Eclipse/The Great American Solar Ec...:    The only path of totality for this eclipse is across the continental United States, hence the nickname Great American Eclipse! While we a...

New Moon Solar Eclipse/The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017!!

   The only path of totality for this eclipse is across the continental United States, hence the nickname Great American Eclipse! While we all know that an eclipse affects everyone, when it's path of totality follows a certain path, we must pay attention to its significance. The Solar Eclipse is exact on the 21st at 2:30pm EST. @ 29 degrees of Leo. People with Leo Sun, Rising sign or Moon may be especially affected by this New Moon. Also, those with late degree planetary placements of the fixed signs or  the other Fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius, will probably be feeling the eclipse energy strongly as well.

   This can be a very powerful time of change for you personally if you are aware of the need to let  go of something so you can begin again after the New Moon. Eclipses have a way of ratcheting up the energy to make things happen faster. Therefore, be sure you are visualizing what you want to manifest and not your fears! If you have been preparing for a new beginning in some area of your life... job, relationship or finances, remember that the steps you take after the New Moon culminates can bring that to you in the near future, not necessarily in a few weeks, although it could happen fast, it will more likely be within the next six months. 

   The New Moon chart shows an exciting alignment of the Sun and Moon in fiery Leo with revolutionary Uranus in Aries, for a very harmonious relationship that can bring in surprises, new connections or the completely unexpected. This is a great time to ask yourself what you really want and to focus on that so you're not completely taken off guard when the new situation appears. If you've been doing the work of letting go of negativity and old  habits that don't serve you, you'll be ready for a revolutionary consciousness that will bring more authenticity into your life!

   Mars is close to, and will pass over the Moon's Node first, then the eclipse point on September 3rd, possibly stirring up angst and bringing more upheaval to our already unstable political environment. Your mission is to maintain as much calmness of mind and spread love and acceptance daily, until things begin to settle down. Going overboard emotionally only increases the time and energy needed to get back into balance. One can express ones' sense of moral outrage at atrocity by showing up and standing firm, without compromising ones' personal well-being or sinking to the baser level of those provoking hatred through their own ignorance.

   This can be a liberating New Moon Eclipse that can help move the world toward greater acceptance, understanding and awareness. Leo is the sign of strength, creativity and determination. In its negative mode, Leo is intolerant, dogmatic and entitled. Leo's real strength lies in the ability to love and encourage others. Let's all choose to be generous and expand our hearts to include others.

With childlike awe and reverence for all life, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.



Monday, August 7, 2017

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius

   Today's Full Moon in Aquarius eclipses the Sun at 2:10pm EST, beginning a powerful two week eclipse cycle that affects us long into the rest of the year. The New Moon on the 21st of August is the other end of this potent path, but let's start with this Full Moon. 

   The Sabian Symbol for 16 degrees of Aquarius is "A Big Businessman At His Desk". The image here is of importance and seriousness, taking care of business. How are you managing your financial affairs? Do you need to take care of something?

   Perhaps your connections at work or in your community need attention. Aquarius is the sign of the group, epitomized by individual rights which support each person and in turn create a healthy whole. Being a vital part of the place where you live or work, is highlighted at this Full Moon.

   The Sun in Leo is closely aligned with Mars in the ninth house of this Full Moon chart, opposite the Aquarian Moon. Visualize charisma and enthusiasm holding hands with boundless energy and you have an idea of what Luna is up against for the last two weeks of her lunar cycle. In other words, take care of business before bounding off on an adventure or making castles in the sand.

   Eclipses are powerful movers for breaking through stuck energy, ending things and/or finding an opening into the future. Who are you hanging around with? Do they support your forward movement or are they like a selfish child pulling you back and trying to distract you from your goals? Take the steps now to clean up your desk, your act or your thoughts, so you are ready at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in 2 weeks to see what new inspiration encourages you!    

   In the meantime, take care of business, then have some fun in the sun and remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet in the sand~ 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Pathways Astrology: Capricorn Full Moon

Pathways Astrology: Capricorn Full Moon:    Here we go folks, a powerful Full Moon culminated after midnight, exact at 12:07 am, EST. With the Moon in Cardinal Earth - Capricorn, op...

Capricorn Full Moon

   Here we go folks, a powerful Full Moon culminated after midnight, exact at 12:07 am, EST. With the Moon in Cardinal Earth - Capricorn, opposed to the Sun in Cardinal Water - Cancer, feelings are running like emotional currents toward what you want to achieve, want to secure or want to protect. There's every reason not to push the tide right now, but to take calm steps toward achieving those goals and not to let anyone push your buttons.

   The caution here lies in the Moon being conjunct that powerhouse transformer Pluto and both opposing aggressive Mars aligned with the Sun. The Moon has sway over the public and emotions, while Pluto is all about breaking down structures that aren't working and need to be rebuilt. These two celestial bodies couldn't be further apart!

   The moon is our satellite, orbiting our home - Mother Earth, and being so much closer, moves through a new sign of the zodiac every 2.5 days. She moves into Aquarius tomorrow. Emotions of safety and security arise with the Moon in either Cancer or Capricorn. The last two days have affected the public's concern over the well-being of the Earth. The reason it's so intense is Pluto's, (the most distant traveler in our solar system), extended stay in Capricorn for the last several years and where he will remain for a few more! Pluto here brings up the issue of who has the power and control over big business and governing structures and where they're not working and need to be changed. This is a part of the cycle of transformation that will make the world a much different place for our children and children's children.

   Mars is all about action, aggression and desire. He represents struggles and war and tends toward impulsiveness. The Sun represents energy, vitality and the will and tends toward ambition and self-expression. With the planets of energy and action aligned in Cancer, there's a push toward acting on our desires based on our emotions... not a lot of thought goes into these tendencies to just do something!  Again, who is pushing your buttons and how do you want to react, or not? Make sure your actions are well thought-out before you take them.

   How do you personalize all that? By maintaining as much peace and calmness as you can and not over-reacting to outside challenges. Turn off the news, turn down the volume on rhetoric of all kinds and ask yourself if you're alright right now. If you are and your needs are being met, even if you want something better, then steadily work toward your goals and don't act out of fear. Ignore the button-pushers and keep on keeping on! If you are not feeling safe and secure, take steps to regain your power. This is a time to feel empowered, to take steps to move forward. Whatever you do, stay positive and don't look back unless you want to go back to the conditions you're trying to change.

   In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground... stay calm and carry on~

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Solstice 2017

   Welcome to the Sun in Cancer, heralding the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer! Cancer is a water sign and while we have seen enough rain for one season, a more enjoyable way to honor this active Water sign is to be more emotionally available to family and friends and to have cookouts, preferably at a beach or pond!

  Home and family play a key role in our lives during this solar month. Real estate or a new dwelling place may be an issue... or it could be you're having relatives visit. Whatever your personal Cancerian influence, remember that emotions will be running high and try to be nurturing. Another focus is likely to be around food and/or preparation; expect opportunities to eat out with loved ones or get together and cook up a storm!

   Mercury also moves into Cancer today, ratcheting up the need to get the mind and emotions in sync. Some people spend way too much time in their heads and not enough in their hearts. Along with that, feelings will be powerfully felt, thanks to the Moon exactly trining Pluto one minute after the Sun enters Cancer. Perhaps you can find a way to express deeply felt emotions that you haven't yet been able to share with someone.

     At any rate, we're into a new season... summer, yay!! Cancer leads the way, followed by fiery Leo taking over on July 22nd, then cerebral Virgo to organize things on August 22nd through to the end of summer, when the Sun will move into Libra at the Fall Equinox.  I hope you have some lovely things planned with your family or friends. 

    Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, preferably the beach~


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sagittarius Full Moon

   Welcome to the excitement of a fiery Sagittarian Full Moon... at least it ought to be with the Sun opposite in sociable Gemini, both at 18 degrees, 53 minutes. Talking, planning, impromptu get-togethers, as well as various forms of entertainment and some over-the-top celebrations are likely, as people hasten to expand their horizons. However, the chart for this full moon shows many reasons for both cautious consideration and cautious optimism, before taking spontaneous action, no matter how exciting the times.

   The best reason to slow down and look at the bigger picture concerns Jupiter, natural ruler of Sagittarius and the largest planet in our solar system, which happens to be standing still, or Stationary at 13 degrees of Sag, and about to turn Direct one hour after the Full Moon. That means all the enthusiasm for expanding your ideas, travel, or learning something new, need to be approached slowly and methodically. Jupiter likes to go to extremes and do everything in a big way... described by words like huge, great and the best... remind you of anything?! But even Jupiter, being in Stationary position and slowly turning around, can't go running off just yet. Saturn responsibilities won't allow it.

   With the Moon aligned  closely to Saturn, it can feel like someone or something is hindering you or trying to contain your enthusiasm. Look at what has been simmering on the back burner for the past several months, while both Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (restriction) were retrograde. Saturn is still retrograde for almost 3 more months, and will turn Direct the last week in August, which will likely be a turning point for all serious intentions.... (not to mention the August 21st New Moon Solar Eclipse)!

  The other aspect to consider now is the separating square from the Sun and Moon to Neptune. Hazy conditions are likely, with more to be revealed through careful research before getting to the true essence of any situation right now. Compassion and a willingness to listen are good stepping stones for following one's path and acheiving sought-after goals. On the other hand, if you're experiencing too much sensitivity or feeling overwhelmed with the weight of the world, it's okay to retreat, shut off the news and indulge in a bit of nostalgic movie watching. If that's not your thing, perhaps you could express yourself through music, writing or some other artistic talent.

   All in all, the upshot of this lunar phase involves awareness of limitations, confirmation of your goals and reassessment of how you can take measured steps to success. Let the current Venus/Mars sextile be the opportunity to attract resources while building on your strengths and asserting what is truly important to you!

   In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!