"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

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Full Moon in Taurus

   Welcome to a very interesting Full Moon, exact in the wee hours overnight, at 1:23am EDT tomorrow. Are we feeling the affects of this potent energy here on Earth...?! You bet we are... with optimism and hope as well. You see, The Sun and Moon are aligned with Neptune and Jupiter in very positive aspects. Now, we know that Jupiter is expansive and can get overly exuberant while Neptune can be delusional, so we have to avoid getting too carried away emotionally.

   Neptune is very active in this Full Moon chart, bringing in the possibility of spiritual connection and increased compassion for the Earth and all her inhabitants. Those are very redeeming qualities much needed in these trying times. However, there are also the qualities of disillusion and deception on the opposite side of the coins of compassion and spirituality. While Neptune is harmonizing with the Sun and optimistic Jupiter there is a lot of reason to feel good about things. Maintaining one's sense of hope while not leaning too far in either direction, will help to navigate these uncertain waters all around us.

    The Moon is also making a positive aspect to Pluto, making it easier to know what makes others tick. This perception can be quite helpful for transforming relationships and knowing how to use one's authority or power constructively for the benefit of all involved. Pluto in Capricorn brings some intense leadership capabilities and a drive to make drastic changes, which are probably needed. If you have the resources to institute the necessary reconstruction of a plan, a foundation or a  goal, then by all means, start the reformation.

   Taurus Full Moon highlights stability and conservation of resources. Look at the gains you have made since the Libra New Moon and recognize your achievements as stepping stones to your future security. Connect with nature by cleaning up the garden or removing the dead branches from around your property. Look at your wardrobe and see how you can re-purpose some articles in new outfits, instead of just getting rid of things to make space for new clothes. Conversely, you might find you have household items or furniture that you don't really need and can sell. Put the saved money into an envelope for a rainy day fund.

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Libra New Moon

   Get ready to explore the unknown and the excitement it can bring in trying to balance all that's going on around us! And yes, I'm talking about this afternoon's New Moon in Libra. The reason it's going to be so exciting is the opposition that the Sun and Moon aligning in Libra make to the maverick planet Uranus in Aries. An image here is riding a bucking bronco and holding onto your seat while enjoying the ride or balancing on your surfboard as you ride in the wave. However... we're not quite there yet, so read on.

   We are still in the Balsamic phase of the Moon, until the New Moon at 3:12pm EST, sometimes called the "sleep time". This began when the slim waning Crescent Moon was at 45 degrees behind the Sun, on the evening of Oct. 15th. I know several people who have expressed being very tired the last few days and thankfully listened to their bodies, allowing themselves to be more open to their dreams and intuition. Physical energy is low, while psychic energy is high in the Balsamic Phase, which lasts roughly for three and a half days. This is a great time to rest and reflect, to see if we have released everything necessary in order to begin anew. 

   Sit quiet, shut your eyes and ask your subconscious if you have to let go of anything else, clean anything up, or take care of any unfinished business before embarking on a new path. Once done, your intuition can lead the way to new creativity. Slowing down and being in the moment allows you to nurture and appreciate what you already have. The Balsamic phase is a good time to trim your hair, your nails or your lawn if you don't want them to grow back quickly.

   Now, back to the New Moon coming in in Libra and the alignment of solar and lunar energies! As Libra is an Air sign ruled by Venus, both intellect and beauty come together with the emotional need to find harmony. The groundwork is laid for a month of seeking balance and fairness or justice. Providing an assist here is the conjunction of the Sun and Moon to Jupiter, increasing an optimistic view of how things can be, with no limits on our vision of possibilities! Helping to keep things on an even keel and still be productive, is the waning square between Mars' drive and Saturn's limitation.

   Conflicts can arise from the opposition of Sun and Moon to revolutionary Uranus. Emotions are all over the place due to unforeseen circumstances arising. However, the opportunities that come with change can carry you closer to your ultimate goals... if you don't stand in your own way. Some people will fear losing their self-identity and/or their freedom (Uranus). Those with a stronger sense of self will realize that nothing anyone else says or does can take that away from them. Being mindful of others and ready to seize new opportunities for positive change is what this aspect is about. It's like being on a surfboard, waiting to catch the right wave and ride it. Cowgirl or surfer... take your pick!

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


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Aries Full Moon

   Another new lunar cycle, and in the first sign of the zodiac, ought to bring excitement and energy for beginning something new. However , the accompanying aspects of this Full Moon chart tend to point out the difficulties of current situations around the world and in our country. Instead of letting your enthusiasm wane, you could try looking at things from a new perspective.

   Aries has the energy of the self and the keywords "I Am". As self-oriented as this headstrong and temperamental sign can be, it would be wise to avoid those impulsive attempts at change that can only bring chaos and injury to the self and others. Don't bang your head against a wall or try to knock some sense into anyone else' nogin (head). It's good to begin moving in the direction you want to go in, as long as you're not forcing the issue and remember the rights of others!

   The Sun in the opposite sign of Libra highlights the need to maintain balance and harmony amid change, and can act as the counterpoint for any reckless behavior. Both the the Sun and Moon are square transformational Pluto, bringing the intensity of the situation into full view and maybe even to an impasse. Be firm and stand strong in your convictions, but please don't allow the emotional unpredictability of another to push all your buttons. 

   Venus and Mars are just beginning to separate from their alignment in Virgo. Use this aspect to help guide you to the most positive way you can improve your skills or work with others to make sense of a work or health situation. The issue isn't having to be perfect, but making steps toward forming a committed relationship. Progress not perfection!

   I guess the things to remember at this Full Moon is that we only have control of our own emotions and actions and not to inflict pain on anyone else. Also, it's okay to be who you are as long as you allow others to be themselves and neither of you is putting your expectations or impulsive behaviors on the other.

   Remember to be kind as you keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Virgo New Moon

   This will be a different sort of post for me. I am feeling the Balsamic Phase of this Moon cycle which is ending, very strongly. The low pressure and residual Solar Flares and Geomagnetic action all seem to have slammed into me, along with hurricanes, tropical storms, deaths and a myriad of transitions... some positive by the way. Also, I did 16 mini readings at the Island Fair this past weekend and I am more or less, talked out.

    So... I'll be stringing some words together which reflect the energy of this New Moon in Virgo. I hope you get something out of it. Think of it as an astrological poem.

Sun and Moon dance together as one in practical Virgo.
Earthy practicality seeks healing in opposition to maverick Centaur Chiron. Where do you hurt? How do you heal? Let me help you.
What do you mean you can't cope? Yes you can! You have the tools to help you adjust. Discernment... digestion... what feeds your soul, your body, your mind?! Take what you need and leave the rest.
Life is a dance. Practice your steps. Do your best. You will progress.

Neptune swimming opposite Mercury and Mars. Wait... what did you say? What way did he go? The fog makes it hard to follow.
Are you trying to confuse me, dazzle me with b.s. or deceive me?
When I wake up from this dream, will I know the direction home?

One foot in front of the other, a day at a time in the button factory... got it! Just do the next right thing. Progress, not perfection. 
Cleanse, release, organize and assimilate!

Venus and Saturn give assists to Uranus. Independence, inquisitiveness, ingenuity. Why don't you be you and and I'll be me? Maybe we could work together and maintain our separate identity. Stranger things have happened.

Just keep it real. Head in the stars, feet on the ground and hang in there.

RIP Lou. May you breathe easier now~


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pisces Full Moon

   This is a good day to lay low and follow through on things. With the the Full Moon illuminating the more sensitive side of humanity, our feelings of compassion and connection are at the forefront. The Moon in Pisces opposed the Sun in Virgo at 3:03am EST. This is the axis of cleansing and healing. Time to really batten down the hatches and organize your own stuff before taking on anyone else's!

   Pisces ruling planet, Neptune, is closely aligned with this Moon and adding the qualities of artistic urges, escapism and dreaminess to the day. If you can take the time to be creative or just listen to soothing or classical music today, do so. It's better to allow your energy to flow in that direction, rather than self-pity or drugs and alcohol. (Alcohol is a drug too, as well as a depressant.) Another aspect of Neptune/Pisces is the animal kingdom; perhaps your efforts could go to that realm.

  The Sun in Virgo is ruling the Full Moon chart, due to Leo Rising, and acting as a very strong polarity to the Moon and Neptune's pull.  With a harmonious connection to Uranus in Aries, also aligned with Mars and Saturn, the urge to fix something, or someone is very strong. You may get the insight along with having the energy to do this, however, it would be prudent to really think carefully about how your actions would affect everyone involved.

   There is certainly enough disconcerting weather swirling around us, both actual and emotional, so make sure you're feeling supported and stable enough before you go helping others. Take stock of your own reserves emotionally and physically and if you have enough to keep body and soul together, then you can assess how much or how little you can offer to others. Be as kind to yourself as you are to them.   

   Mercury, once again Direct as of Sunday, has been hanging out around the New Moon Solar Eclipse degree (29 Leo) of two weeks ago. Insights and original ideas may now surface that could be ahead of the curve, just in time to give humanity a boost of hope.

   Remember to keep your feet in your galoshes and on the ground, while your head is in the stars~


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.