"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

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.



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~