"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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pathways Astrology: It's A Green Light For New Beginnings WithThe Arie...

Pathways Astrology: It's A Green Light For New Beginnings WithThe Arie...:    It's a brave new world when the Sun and Moon come together in Aries, especially when they align with revolutionary Uranus! Today'...

It's A Green Light For New Beginnings WithThe Aries New Moon

   It's a brave new world when the Sun and Moon come together in Aries, especially when they align with revolutionary Uranus! Today's New Moon at 2:45 pm EST takes place at 10 degrees of  the Cardinal Fire sign Aries. This is the time of year to put your energy into starting that one big thing you've been dreaming about all winter, and with the exciting assist from freedom-loving Uranus, you can clear the decks and make space in your life for it. Gather your enthusiasm, be brave, think outside the box and put your original idea out there!

   A few words about timing... wait until Tuesday or Wednesday to let your new plans out of the bag. Today is too soon and unstable of a day. With the Moon in Taurus on Tuesday and Wednesday, things stabilize and you can appear more balanced, less excitable. Now, back to today's energy...
we're definitely feeling energized by the arrival of Spring and the promise of warmer weather, AND there are three really tricky aspects from the Moon to exuberant Jupiter, eccentric Uranus and transformational Pluto after the New Moon this afternoon.

   The Moon squares off with Jupiter in Cancer a little after 5 pm tonight, increasing chances of over-doing, over-compensating or being just plain foolish. Avoid making any really important decisions, especially financial ones tonight. The other thing to watch out for, is overeating, over-drinking and any other exaggerated behaviors! This aspect is followed less than two hours later by the exact conjunction to Uranus for unpredictability, then two more hours until the Moon squares off with Pluto bringing up feeling of distrust and uneasiness. Keep a low profile tonight and ask yourself where you can see the need for some self change before engaging with the larger population.

   We have two weeks for the build-up to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra, during which we can  make our new starts and activate our lives in a forward direction, not looking back or regretting the past. This energy is all about jumping out of the gate, following your passion and expressing your original ideas and practical plans. There are very supportive alignments from Mercury to both expansive Jupiter and focused Saturn at this New Moon, giving you the ability to encourage others and show them how determined and responsible you can be. Be uplifting, not down-trodden and watch others smile and nod as you share your insights!

   A separating aspect between action-oriented Mars and beauty-loving Venus still has the impetus you need to help you move forward and impress loved ones with your drive. Just don't try to force others to see things your way, lead by example. Mars (directed energy) aligns with the nodes to help others see your enthusiasm and your determination and asks you to be self-confident and brave.

   All in all, this Aries New Moon ought to encourage and buoy you up for taking bold steps to move forward. If you're feeling stuck, get in touch with your emotions, acknowledge your feelings and have a heart-to-heart talk with your self about letting go of the past and exploring this much needed new direction in your life. Accept your feelings and remember that the nostalgic pull to stay where you are is due to familiarity and/or a sense of comfort with the known, then lovingly release ties that bind you to the past and know you are making space for new beginnings across the board - new relationships, new ways of seeing yourself in the world and new feelings of excitement and possibility! Now, prepare to go boldly forward...

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

  

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pathways Astrology: Virgo Full Moon - Paying Attention To The Details

Pathways Astrology: Virgo Full Moon - Paying Attention To The Details:    Today's Full Moon takes place at 1:08pm on the 26th degree of Virgo, a degree I am quite familiar with, as my natal Moon is situated ...

Virgo Full Moon - Paying Attention To The Details

   Today's Full Moon takes place at 1:08pm on the 26th degree of Virgo, a degree I am quite familiar with, as my natal Moon is situated there. When the Full Moon is here, that means the Sun is on the opposite point in Pisces creating the give and take of an opposition. Organization, weeding out and polishing our skills are some of the attributes of this Mutable Earth sign. Other positive key words associated with Virgo are integrity, discernment and analysis, while criticism, over-thinking and  perfectionist carry the  more negative traits of Virgo.

   We started out with the Pisces New Moon two weeks ago setting the stage for rest and retreat, some down time, reflection and letting go, a time of compassionate understanding and a feeling of connection with the greater whole. Building on those unseen vibrational connections with others, including animals and having two planets (Mars and Saturn) turn retrograde while giant Jupiter turned direct, has been the underlying theme since the beginning of the month. Saturn slowing down in mysterious Scorpio and Mars having to put the brakes on in Libra gives everyone a sense of time standing still while events in the world keep swirling around us.

   Where do you have to shift through information to discern your own needs of organization and orderliness? Perhaps you still need time to walk along the beach and clear your head or time to go through paperwork and finish those taxes. Saturn in Scorpio will help you uncover the missing paperwork when you put your full attention on it. It may seem that what you need is at odds with what the boss or others in power want right now, just do your best to keep your head down and get done what needs doing. Notice the details in your everyday life and keep polishing your own skills as you wait for the tide to turn.

   A few thoughts on a current event... a plane goes missing over the ocean thousands of miles away and we all wonder... how can that happen in this day and age of technological advances when private citizens can get an app for their cell phone that shows planes landing and taking off all around them?! Scorpio darkness and mystery adds to questions of Neptunian sleight of hand, or fogginess. Where did it go? Neptune in Pisces is conjunct Mercury in the Full Moon chart, adding haziness to possible deceit in what we are hearing. Keep shifting until you find your own truth and continue to tune into yourself and connect with inner guidance/compass for what your direction needs to be.

   We do indeed live in interesting times! Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground while checking in with your own heart~