"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, January 29, 2014

Aquarius New Moon,The Chinese Year Of The Wood Horse, And Mercury Goes Retrograde

   Tomorrow's New Moon in Aquarius happens at 4:38pm as Luna moves into conjunction with Sol. There's always another way to view or verse what is happening between the planets. We are used to saying, "it's a New Moon", but when is the last time you actually thought about what that means? The monthly alignment of the Moon with the Sun means that the instinctual, feeling nature of the Moon joins with the out-going energy of the Sun, bringing what is inner together with the outer, providing a focus for the lunar phase of the month ahead.

   This month's focus is brought to you by Aquarius, the Fixed Air sign of unconventional ways of thinking. Natives of the 11th sign of the Zodiac are inventive, original and friendly, requiring independence and valuing freedom above all else, even as they share their oft-times revolutionary ideas of what is in the best interests of the community as a whole! Getting together with others to brainstorm solutions, especially new ideas for breaking through obsolete patterns of stuck energy, is where it's at during this New Moon phase.

   Expect to see or be involved in group activities for the sharing of goals and ideals within your community during the next two weeks. This is the time to plant new seed ideas for subsequent growth! Certainly, there will be opportunities for gathering in unison with others to support the rights of individuals, whether that be in committees, humanitarian organizations or anywhere else that people get together to make a difference and connect with others, like church or social groups. On Nantucket, there will be an opportunity to gather on Valentines Day in connection with others worldwide for the One Billion Rising event that supports justice for women and children around the globe. Click here for more information about the 5 pm gathering at the Atheneum Library on February 14, 2014: https://www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingACK

   Networking is another means of sharing goals, thoughts and ideas with your friends and associates. The internet is one big web for reaching out and connecting with others through technology. Another way that Aquarian energy operates is via radio; information comes quickly and seemingly out of the blue through the airwaves. Intuition, invention and "just knowing" are other positive ways that information flows through this cool, winter Air sign. Won't you tune in to yours in the weeks ahead?! Logic and reasoning are also Aquarian hallmarks, so as long as you check your deep feelings at the door and don't expect any warm fuzzies from group members, you stand a chance of really accomplishing something for the greater good.

   According to astrologer Susan Levitt, the Chinese year of the Wood Horse begins on Friday, January 31st, bringing a chance for fast victories, unexpected adventures and surprising romances in the year ahead. Being decisive is a must in a Horse year as procrastination won't pay off. However, if not 100% sure in your decision, don't do it, because going down the wrong path will also be very quick! Energy is high and productivity is rewarded. It will be a year of BIG fluctuations in the financial markets, with wars and conflicts springing up around the world. Peace will return in 2015 during the Year of the Wood Sheep. Horse's cycle equates to June, or Gemini in Western astrology.

   Mercury turns retrograde on February 6th at three degrees of Pisces, going back to eighteen degrees of Aquarius before turning direct again on February 28th. During this three week time frame, do your research, review your plans and renew the commitments and connections that you already  made with others during January. Just avoid signing on the dotted line, making new commitments or buying cars, computers or any devices that have to do with communication and/or have moving parts. These things tend to break down during Mercury's retrograde cycle. No matter what you focus on, make sure you have all the necessary information to make smart choices!

    Remember, we live in interesting times, so stay in your heart, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground and know that all be be well!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pathways Astrology: Cancer Full Moon 2014

Pathways Astrology: Cancer Full Moon 2014:    The Full Moon takes place at 11:52 pm tonight, at 27 degrees of Cancer. When the Sun and Moon do their monthly do-see-do in the Cardinal ...

Cancer Full Moon 2014

   The Full Moon takes place at 11:52 pm tonight, at 27 degrees of Cancer. When the Sun and Moon do their monthly do-see-do in the Cardinal signs of Cancer and Capricorn, issues of home and security are on the table. It is time to take some action, or at least see if there is anything you need to begin looking at. Perhaps you need to focus on what can give you the most security and identify if that is in your professional life or at home. Maybe you're not having any issues, just enjoying home and hearth during these cold months, so you get to really feel the comfort your home and surroundings can give you. Pay attention to how secure you feel and you'll know where you need to take action.

   The Sabian Symbol for the Moon's placement at 27 degrees Cancer is A Violent Storm In A Canyon Filled With Valuable Homes, which seems quite intense. Weather is definitely a factor in many places around the globe right now, but this speaks to more than just the physical elements, it also addresses emotional and spiritual well being, particularly since safety and security are the key concerns of Cancer and Capricorn. Homes are valuable to whomever lives in them and the threatening storm can have an affect in any of these areas of well being.

    The Sun is opposite that degree at 27 Capricorn, for which the Sabian Symbol is: A mountain pilgrimage. What is involved here is a striving to reach the top, whether alone or with others who are also on a pilgrimage.  Is what you're trying to attain a career goal, business security or a successful passage through a time of great travail? No matter the goal, you will be  no doubt have company at various points along the way. How do these others fit into the bigger picture of what you hope to achieve?

   Another aspect to this Full Moon is the Moon's recent involvement with both Venus (money, love and values) and Mars (energy, aggression and direction). With Venus also in Capricorn and Mars in Libra,  there is more emphasis on your personal finances and who you choose to spend your time and money on. All four corners of the Cardinal axis are engaged by having planets in each of these Zodiac signs: Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn. Jupiter, still in Cancer and conjunct the Moon earlier today, just ratchets up the emotional quality of whatever issue you are dealing with.

   My advice would be to not overreact on any level just now, but to wait until things settle down a bit before taking a stance on where the breakthrough is possible. Venus and Mars will be stepping out, or more accurately, squaring off, with each other midday tomorrow so  you may experience another hit of who has the power right now, if it isn't you. New information or insights can arrive early Friday under the Leo Moon as Mercury and Uranus join forces for a productive possibility and are then both engaged by Luna as well. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunity to present itself! 

  As always, the illuminating power of the Moon at this point in her cycle is showing you how well you planted your seeds two weeks ago at the New Moon and where you need to tend, water and weed in order to attain your business or career goals. With Venus and Jupiter still retrograde for the rest of January, the inner search for self-worth and emotional security is what matters most. 

  Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground as you seek this knowledge of self~