"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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mercury Direct and The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Gemini

  I know many of you are rejoicing now that Mercury is Direct again, and I want you to know that whatever mechanical malfunctions or agreements went awry in the previous three and a half weeks, it may take until about Dec.13th for things to be fixed or work themselves out. Until then, the Mercurial energy will be passing back through the areas where things went haywire, putting a clearer spin on things and then you will know what direction to move in, particularly as it relates to shared resources and/or joint projects. The good news is that things are looking up!

   Another factor in straightening out issues surrounding money and resources is last night's Venus/Saturn  conjunction in Scorpio. Knowing where we stand in our entanglements with others and understanding our responsibilities is just part of the acceptance of duty or necessity. When both parties know what the expectations are, they can follow through accordingly and hopefully see the gains they anticipated be realized.

   Communication, writing and research are all gaining momentum with the lunar energies approaching tomorrow's Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. What do you have to say? What do you want to learn? Is there something you need to express or share with others? These are the issues to be addressed when the Full Moon occurs at 9:46am tomorrow morning. Eclipse energy can move us ahead very quickly if we harness the momentum of the available vibrations. Big gains can be made that are highly effective in the next six months. If not aware of what needs to be said or done, the Eclipse can also highlight where our thoughts and words have been frittered away. There is no time like the present to say what you mean and mean what you say! Take it from Horton the Who... one of my favorite literary characters.

   Two other planetary influences color this Full Moon. The first is Venus, symbol of beauty and love, making a harmonious aspect to Pluto, the Transformer, bringing an opportunity to change our financial circumstances. Again, it's about putting our ships out to sea to bring back the goods and resources we need! If you have been wanting to make a big change in your economic picture, this is a great time to step up to the plate and make a difference. I'm not talking about risk-taking here; I am talking about practical agreements, joint ventures or sound steps to building/increasing your savings or resources. This aspect of planetary opportunity building only happens once a year. The next time it occurs will be as Venus moves away from Pluto sometime in late February or early March and that's when you'll get to see how well your efforts are working.

   The second influence I mentioned is giant Jupiter in Gemini coming under the beams of the Full Moon early tomorrow night. Jupiter expands, increases and includes and in his arbitrary way of doing this, doesn't distinguish between good or bad. In other words, he'll make a BIG DEAL out of whatever thoughts or words you stay focused on. If you gossip, spread lies or cheat, expect it to get exponentially worse. If you make sincere compliments, speak only the truth if it's helpful, or seek true understanding with another, you can expect to reap the rewards at some point. Your choice, but a potent one indeed. Filter your thoughts and watch the words coming out of your mouth... they will act as little magnets to bring you back what you sent out from your mind. This is Mercury's influence after all is said and done, so avoid deceit and stay in your integrity, no matter what!

   "remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground" ... this is Suzanne Keating and I approve this message!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pathways Astrology: Solar Eclipse Scorpio New Moon Starts The Cycle Of...

Pathways Astrology: Solar Eclipse Scorpio New Moon Starts The Cycle Of...:    Tuesday, November 13th will bring the next New Moon and it's a doozey! First of all, when the Sun (outer) and Moon (inner) come together ...

Solar Eclipse Scorpio New Moon Starts The Cycle Of Rebirth!

   Tuesday, November 13th will bring the next New Moon and it's a doozey! First of all, when the Sun (outer) and Moon (inner) come together in the intense and Fixed Water sign, Scorpio, we can expect deep emotions to surface. These emotions can be hiding wounds, secrets, desires or needs which we fear won't be discussed, acknowledged or met. Scorpio deals with joint and shared resources and our desire natures. What are you willing to give up to be in the relationship(s) that you're in?  The positive side of Scorpio is the ability and tenacity to rebuild and co-create, but it takes brutal honesty and willingness to get there. If both partners are willing and able, a new life can unfold; if not, one may decide to move forward, reclaiming their power.

   The good news is that it is all right! Whatever it took to get you to this point is in the past and you now have the resources to examine, acknowledge and release what's been holding you back. Yes, it takes a lot of determination, stamina and some humble-pie to deal with the ties that bind, and this Scorpio New Moon is the time to plant seeds for your release. The added boost of the Solar Eclipse can bring healing, release and a rebirth anytime over the next six months. I say why wait, bless it and release it now! Please know that I only suggest tools and processes that have worked for me and that I am sharing them here because I know they work.

   First, you have to go into your heart center and sit with the beauty of your own divinity, the spark of life within that is always there to remind you that you are safe and connected at all times to your Higher Self. Then, invite in any of the Higher Selves of anyone you have given your power away to or who has taken it and still has power over you - just their Higher self, not their Ego, nothing to fear here! Hold them in the Light and tell them how you feel and that you forgive them for their part in whatever you felt held you back; forgive yourself while you're at it... no matter how stupid or scared you feel. Tell them you're moving forward and releasing them of any power they, or you, thought they had over you. I don't care if it was mental, emotional or physical, the important thing is is to decide to let it go.

   Just in case anyone reading this is struggling with an actual safety issue in the present, please get help now! There are plenty of resources available when you want to stop struggling. The hardest thing is making the decision to do it because change is scary. But change is inevitable and necessary for you to reclaim your power and move into your brighter future! The current planetary energies support you.

   The double whammy here, just to put the icing on the pity-party, is Mercury Retrograde!! The "Messenger of The Gods" goes so fast most of the time, that he/she needs to slow down in order to process all the information coming in and to deal with all the machinery, cars, etc. that need repair or replacement. It seems that right when you make up your mind to replace that printer or cell phone, it breaks before you've done all your research and you get the most convenient replacement. Well, fingers crossed, let's hope you don't have to get another one during the next Mercury retrograde cycle in about three and a half months. Be patient, do the research and read the fine print!

   Another consideration on Tuesday is Mercury interacting with Neptune, impressionable ruler of the seas. Neptune can enhance spiritual guidance or escapist tendencies, depending on whether you are willing to take the high road or just go with the path of least resistance and escapism. Bringing traits of idealism, intuition, artistic creativity, deceit, compassion, sentimentality or impracticality together with Mercury's own tendencies of adaptability, cleverness and indecision cautions one to examine one's motives and chose wisely which traits will guide you through the stormy seas. It's your choice~

   Remember, navigating by the stars requires keeping one's head in the stars and one's feet on the ground.