"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, May 18, 2019

Scorpio Full Moon

   The Full Moon in Scorpio can bring up deep passions or hidden insecurities. As Mars and Pluto are considered co-rulers of this intense water sign, anger or jealousy could get the better of some people now.
This place in the lunar cycle shows us what we feel about our progress since the New Moon. It can enlighten us and bring a sense of fulfillment if we have been progressing effectively. Otherwise, if we've been held back by negative emotions or a lack of self-worth, we may be unable to throw off old reactions and fruitless patterns. 

   Try not to beat yourself up or let your buttons get pushed because of some past slight. Instead, reassess your own behavior and see where you can make a change for the better. Scorpio is the sign of powerful feelings, persistence and determination, which when harnessed in partnership, can bring great rewards... if both parties get to have input and can let go of their suspicions.

   The Full Moon chart shows a need for honoring the individual within the context of relationship, allowing each to have their own freedom of expression. Communication can go deeper now and gains can be made for a more solid understanding of each others' needs, given some effort on the part of both parties.

   Mundanely, some leaders will continue to jab at each other and let their personal desires rule their thoughts. Perhaps, the world will tire of these ineffective games and new patterns can be instituted with help from a Venus/Mars sextile, but that just might be wishful thinking... thanks to a Jupiter square to Neptune! I still like to think positively and employ the power of prayer. It's better than being suspicious and expecting the worst all the time.

   Remember, while keeping your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, to let Love rule~


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Pathways Astrology: Taurus New Moon

Pathways Astrology: Taurus New Moon:    The Sun and Moon came together tonight at 6:45 pm in the 14th degree of Taurus ,the Fixed Earth sign. This powerful Moon begins a lunar p...

Taurus New Moon

   The Sun and Moon came together tonight at 6:45 pm in the 14th degree of Taurus ,the Fixed Earth sign. This powerful Moon begins a lunar phase of opportunity to use our resources in a productive manner that will bode well in the coming months. It is also the first time in 84 years that the revolutionary energy of Uranus has been in Taurus, so in a way, this New Moon is getting a dose of  the disruptive, yet exciting affects of awakening!

   Uranus brings sudden change through the disruption of outmoded forms, destroying stuck influences in order to make space for new attitudes or paradigms. We must let go of the old for the new to come in, however uncertain we may be. Resistance only prolongs the process and makes adapting harder.

   So, this new lunar cycle is here to remind us that we are trying to re-stabilize our resources, our values and/or, our security. If it hasn't been working for us, why would we want to remain stuck in something just because it's the status quo? Like it's symbol, the Bull, Taurus can get into a long-term rut. Change comes when the endurance of earth is challenged by the electrical impulses of original ideas, rebellion and freedom, moving us forward toward a more altruistic future.

   In the New Moon chart, Saturn, representing necessity, and Neptune, spiritual guidance, work together harmoniously to support our efforts, even though Saturn is about limitations and Neptune knows no boundaries! Occasionally, these two archetypal  energies align in a beneficial aspect to allow insight as to how to build a new/better foundation. The confusion apparent now can lead to the stepping stones of our future if we are receptive to the subtle, psychic impressions flowing around us.

   The "Messenger of The Gods, Mercury, joins the Sun and Uranus in Taurus on the 6th, where he'll remain for two weeks, before moving into his own sign, Gemini on the 21st. When Mercury conjuncts Uranus on the 8th, ingenious ideas of an intuitive nature, combined with erratic behaviors, can rise to higher levels of consciousness and help shake us loose from constricting thought patterns. Once in Gemini, Mercury will want to interact with peers and share progressive thoughts while brainstorming new pathways. 

   Remember, even though the way forward isn't completely clear, if you keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, and trust your intuition and divine guidance you'll probably end up right where you need to be.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Aries New Moon

   The Moon joining the Sun in Aries kick-starts this Lunar cycle and reminds us that it is indeed time to move forward in our lives! No more excuses, trepidation or worry about what might happen if... There is no room for self-doubt or feeling held back. The Aries challenge is to be brave and point yourself in the new direction you've been wanting to go.

   Nevermind the nay-sayers, the what-ifs that your mind presents, or your own unfounded fear of change. You are now in control, you are the boss-of-you and it's time to take your life in a bold, new direction! Have self-confidence and take responsibility for your actions going forward. No one else is going to do this for you.

   That said, you don't have to do everything all at once. The Moon squaring Saturn reminds us of our limitations and that taking one step at a time is a practical way to get where we're going. Yes, we may have to answer to authority figures and we definitely need to take care of our commitments, but we can still make change happen incrementally. 

   Now that Mercury is in direct motion and still in Pisces, while also aligned with Venus and Neptune, we can use the insight we have gained into our hopes and dreams over the last few weeks to set sail for a better version of ourselves in relationship. Neptune warns us not to live in a fantasy world, while Venus wants us to be loving and open to receiving in return. We have an opportunity to use our astute minds for learning and sharing ideas, thanks to Mercury's sextile to Saturn on the 7th.

    The Moon in Taurus all weekend brings attention to different methods of connecting with others as she joins with the awakening force of Uranus. Insight involving attitudes and behaviors that have outlived their usefulness come into view and we become aware of what needs to change, to be replaced with something better. Sunday is a great day to interact with friends and loved ones, sharing affection and words of love and appreciation.

   Remember while you are enjoying each others' company, to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground. 


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pathways Astrology: The Vernal Equinox and Full Moon in Libra

Pathways Astrology: The Vernal Equinox and Full Moon in Libra:    Welcome to International Astrology Day - when the Sun moves into Aries for the start of Spring! That happens tonight at 5:59 pm EST when ...

The Vernal Equinox and Full Moon in Libra

   Welcome to International Astrology Day - when the Sun moves into Aries for the start of Spring! That happens tonight at 5:59 pm EST when good ole Sol begins his journey through the zodiac each year, also known as the Vernal Equinox. With the Sun in Aries, Cardinal Fire, the focus is on initiation, self-motivation and looking ahead. Mars, as ruler of Aries, brings a restless need for self-expression and movement.

   But wait, there's more... just a few hours later, at 9:43 pm EST, The Sun in Aries opposes the Moon in Libra for a Full Moon! It's a busy day with the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars all making aspects to each, or other planets. Today is like riding a merry-go-round or spinning a wheel-of-fortune... lots going on and you won't know exactly what to expect, where to get on or off. Try to keep your original focus for today's to-do list and don't be discouraged if things don't exactly go the way you had planned.

   Keep in mind, that much of this activity takes place in the morning, with the last aspect of the Moon in Virgo being a  somewhat challenging square from the Moon to ebullient Jupiter in Sagittarius at 11:22 am. The challenge is to know your limits and where you can or cannot go at this time. This begins a lengthy void-of-course Moon period until the Moon enters Libra at 9:28 pm tonight, to oppose the Sun shortly thereafter, also known as the Full Moon!

   It's as if the busy Moon was worn out from all her morning activities and needs an afternoon nap before the Sun jumps into Aries at 5:59 pm, and she needs her rest in order to keep her balance and not be spun out of control by the Martian energy of Aries. Actually, Venus in Aquarius squares off with Mars in Taurus overnight, both vying to call the shots on what direction to move in and how to connect with others in the most productive way possible.

    Here we go again, trying to balance our desire for fresh starts with our need to keep relationships harmonious! What a conundrum, this dance of self and other, and how to get our own needs met without compromising our commitments to the important people in our lives. Issues of fairness, equality and teamwork arise. It's necessary to look at both sides now.

  Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground at this auspicious start of the new astrological year!


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Subtle, Yet Potent, New Moon in Pisces

   Welcome to a lunar month of getting to know yourself better, trusting your intuition more and remaining as observant as possible! The New Moon in Pisces is closely aligned with the ruler of this Mutable Water sign - Neptune. That calls for tuning into the undercurrents of our feeling selves, whether spiritually, humanely or artistically. We have good reason to do this.

   Feelings can flow in uninvited and continuously, ebbing and flowing like the tide. There's a message here... to look closely at the past and what needs to be released so that you can start anew during the next lunar cycle. Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac and Mercury having retrograded yesterday at the last degree of Pisces, wants us to let go of what is no longer necessary. This may be difficult given the emotional entanglement of this compassionate sign. But that is our job for the next few weeks - to sit with our intuition and any psychic hits that show us where to set boundaries . Compassion and caring is one thing, being overly impressionable and vulnerable is another. What doesn't serve you or the greater good? Gently release it - a higher power has this. 

   Today is also the day Uranus enters Taurus for the next seven years. Revolutionary, disrupting and freedom-loving, the nature of Uranus is sudden, awakening and often necessary. The job of this planet is to shake us loose from constricting patterns that have outlived their usefulness. It can appear as a bolt out of the blue, an intuition or original idea whose time has come. Resisting change will only promote instability and fear, which prolongs the growth of new attitudes and ways of being from coming in to our institutions.

   Where does Uranus' lightning bolt strike... in Taurus, Fixed Earth! The stability we have felt is being uprooted and inventive resources are being uncovered. This is of course, very unsettling at first. "It has all happened so fast! What am I/are we to do?!"  The very core of our financial foundations or the people who have been like a rock to us can breakdown, change, or move and we are left without an anchor, a moral compass or a touchstone that we have previously relied on. Why is this happening now?! Perhaps because it is time to set new foundations and to use our resources in a more enlightened manner, one that works to support a new paradigm.

   While you are identifying what no longer serves you, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.