"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, December 21, 2014

Pathways Astrology: Winter Solstice Followed By New Moon In Capricorn

Pathways Astrology: Winter Solstice Followed By New Moon In Capricorn:    Happy solstice everyone! I celebrate this turning point in the year due to the return of the Light and the days getting longer, however i...

Winter Solstice Followed By New Moon In Capricorn

   Happy solstice everyone! I celebrate this turning point in the year due to the return of the Light and the days getting longer, however incrementally short the lengthening of the days are at first. The Sun leaves the fire of Sagittarius, ending the Fall season, and enters earthy Capricorn, beginning Winter here in the northern hemisphere, at 6:03pm. The new emphasis is on practical matters, especially those involving business concerns and/or career pursuits. This is the time of year to take care of securing everyday necessities, as well as all matters that involve persistence and patience. Since Capricorn has to do with the skeletal system and the teeth, it's a good time to set up doctor and dentist appointments.

   With Saturn as the ruler of Capricorn, we are reminded that time is of the essence, structuring our time, seizing the day. Once you've accomplished your to-do list each day, practice patience and avoid falling into pessimism if things aren't going as quickly as you would have wanted. Do what you can and leave others' responsibilities up to them. However, if you have a nagging feeling that you forgot something, a phone call, a meeting or a chore, take care of it, then relax. Capricorns aren't known for being being in touch with their feelings so they sometimes have to work at relaxing and knowing when to call it quits!

   The New Moon follows closely on the heels of the Solstice at 8:36 pm when the inner and the outer align and it's time to focus on your wish list of pragmatic goals. Set aside some time tonight to write down what you'd like to accomplish in the year ahead, because it's Capricorn's energy that carries us into 2015. If you have a reasonable plan of action with guidelines to follow for the new year, you'll feel better about where you're headed. Don't worry about what others plans are, stick to your own as much as possible!

  A look at the New Moon chart shows a concentration of Capricornian energy in the area of the 5th house of creativity. That, combined with Jupiter sitting on a Leo ascendant, can give you a lot of optimistic ideas that you  need to somehow explore and find a way to get out to the general public. The sticking point in this chart is communication... you want to come across like you know what you're talking about, so make sure you've done your research, then trust your inner authority!

   The revolutionary planet Uranus goes Direct today and that can throw an unseen monkey wrench into today's already void-of-course back drop. Do what you can, allow time for everything you need to do and expect one or two interruptions or surprises today. Who knows, they may be of the more pleasant variety! In the meantime, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

  Happy holidays!!



Friday, December 5, 2014

Pathways Astrology: Gemini Full Moon December 6th

Pathways Astrology: Gemini Full Moon December 6th:    While it may appear that the Moon is Full tonight, the actual time of peak fullness is tomorrow at 7:27am EST. That doesn't mean ther...

Gemini Full Moon December 6th

   While it may appear that the Moon is Full tonight, the actual time of peak fullness is tomorrow at 7:27am EST. That doesn't mean there won't be a lot of connecting, talking and socializing going on tonight, because there will be; when the Moon is in Gemini, you can practically feel a buzz in the Air! This mutable sign's influence can have people seeing both sides of a situation, feeling intellectually stimulated and possibly unable to make of one's mind.

   Whether you have social engagements to keep, writing projects to complete or plans and connections to make, your mind will be actively going from one thing to another. Be aware that spontaneous verbal expressions and restlessness are also likely and vow to watch the thoughts that fly through your mind and out your mouth, as they may be very temporary and not serve any real purpose. Practical matters often get put aside when the Moon is in Gemini. Try to keep a balance between talking and doing.

   The opposition of Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini is a Fire/Air polarity and the chart for this Full Moon shows five planetary energies in Fire signs right now. That's a whole lot of inspiration and excitement! There are a couple of planets each in Air and Water and only one - Pluto, in Earth. The aspiring influence of the Sun seeks truth and answers as a way to move forward and the Sagittarian energy is very needed. However, with rhetoric apt to be idealistic and spontaneous, a heavy dose of pragmatism may be lacking. Aggressive and action packed Mars just moved into Aquarius yesterday, the group sign concerned with humanitarian pursuits, where it is igniting our values as a society. We need to collectively look to the future and leave behind the separating paths of the past that brought us to this point. Us and them needs to be replaced with we as we use new language that acknowledges our mutual existence on Mother Earth.

   Another factor prominent today, but still influencing tomorrows Full Moon chart, is a harmonizing aspect between Mercury and Uranus, again highlighting communication and new thinking. Mercury is running with the Sun, so this aspect also took place between the Sun and Uranus last night. With the "messenger of the Gods" and the Sun, life-giver and leader, both opposed to the Moon, it would be very wise to acquire some balance in listening and speaking. Blurting without listening to the other is what separates and just keeps people apart. Taking turns allows each one to have a say and be heard, then there may be mutual understanding on which to build for the future. It is time to acknowledge and honor our differences, yet put them aside when looking at the bigger picture, which is that we are all on this spaceship called Planet Earth together!

    Until next time, remember to keep your head in the stars, your feet on the ground and your hearts filled with Light and Love~