"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, January 20, 2015

The Sun and New Moon In Aquarius

   Are you ready for some excitement in your life... how about making new connections... or thinking outside the box for answers to your biggest questions...?! A change of mind, a new way of looking at things, or making some new friends, will change the situation. The Sun left Capricorn and moved into Aquarius early this morning,  followed a few hours later by the Moon and the subsequent New Moon at 8:13 a.m.,  prompting new outlooks toward shared goals. The caution here is that Mercury is going retrograde in two days, so starting BIG new ventures is taboo until early March.

    Aquarius is the outgoing sign of progressive ideas that will benefit the whole group or community. The chart for this New Moon shows the Sun and Moon together at 00 degrees of Aquarius in the 12th house. Opportunities abound during the coming month to connect with others in humanitarian and community projects that benefit the whole. The individual self may seek expression while experiencing a lack of boundaries, both emotionally and mundanely, making it challenging to take care of your own needs. However, once you join with others in meeting the needs of the greater good, your own will be met. There is an opportunity here to make a difference through your sense of duty, thanks to a flowing aspect to Saturn, the master of response-ability.

   The inventive and friendly nature of native Aquarians allows them to bring intellectual or unconventional plans to the table without emotional attachment. The difficulty lies in their need for personal freedom which others may take as aloofness. Aquarius is a Fixed Air sign and can  occasionally get stuck in thinking that their way of thinking is the only way to think. So, if you are an Aquarian, it's a good thing you're a people person with groups and friends for sharing those original ideas and receiving beneficial feedback!

   I mentioned Mercury above, slowing down to go in retrograde motion tomorrow, January 21st through February 11th. The shadow phase (points between which Mercury travels back and forth), lasts from January 5th until March 4th and encompasses 1 degree of Aquarius to 17 degrees of Aquarius. In other words, while Mercury is only retrograde for a little over three weeks, the affect it has goes back to where it already was over 2 weeks ago. Look back at the agreements, conversations and interactions you had in the last couple of weeks and see where you may need to rethink some of your plans. This is the time frame for reviewing and researching, so that once the communication planet is direct, you will have a clearer plan of action.

   In the meantime, meditate for clarity and ask for guidance to know what the best course of action is for having the most beneficial outcome in all your group and humanitarian endeavors. And remember that we all have the same needs no matter what shape they take in out individual lives. So while you keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, remember also to keep all of humanity in your thoughts and prayers!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pathways Astrology: Cancer Full Moon Packs A Punch

Pathways Astrology: Cancer Full Moon Packs A Punch:   Tonight's Full Moon is exact at 11:58pm, starting a long void-of-course Moon period that ends on Tuesday when Luna enters Leo at  6:03...

Cancer Full Moon Packs A Punch

  Tonight's Full Moon is exact at 11:58pm, starting a long void-of-course Moon period that ends on Tuesday when Luna enters Leo at  6:03am. Full Moons enlighten and inform us, while bringing added tension via challenges into our lives; they are also powerful opportunities for breakthroughs and release from past confinement. That energy has been reinforced this weekend by the Sun's annual alignment with Pluto and a square to Uranus.  If we've been paying attention the last couple of years, to what doesn't feel right and where we need to make changes for ourselves, we ought to know a bit more about where we are headed and to how to get there! While situations may not dissolve overnight, the renewed clarity you ought to have about your life's purpose is showing you a way to unblock the path forward.

   The Sun and Moon are involved in a Grand Cross with the Nodes of the Moon and Uranus and Pluto. If there was ever a time to step up to the plate and make a difference in your life or your world, that time is now! I don't mean today necessarily, but going forward. For some, you are ready to take action, for others you still need to let new insights percolate as the Full Moon continues to distribute and inform you over the next couple of days. Just remember that the last aspect the Moon makes in Cancer also begins a long VOC period, lasting until it enters Leo Tuesday morning. So don't start anything new between now and then. As a matter of fact, it would be wise to continue removing obstacles in your path over the next two weeks and make new starts after the Aquarius New Moon later this month.
   Playing supportive roles in today's Full Moon play, are Venus (love, values and beauty) and Saturn (necessity) bringing opportunities for positive growth. You must take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself now for this aspect to benefit you. The Sun in practical Capricorn is also in a harmonious relationship to the asteroid Chiron (the "wounded healer"/ rainbow bridge) for healing and growth. Efforts at taking care of one's body and supportive structures, ie: skeletal system, job or career, can pay off in the long run. Patience, perseverance and forward action will move you ahead harmoniously. If you don't get off the couch, you won't go anywhere... so don't sit around waiting for your goodness to come to you, you have to make it happen!

   I am excited about the possibilities of this time period, not only for individuals, but society in general. What has the past two years of six Uranus/Pluto squares shown us? Is the world still experiencing power struggles, inequality and suffering... yes, it is. Are people more aware now than they were forty years ago about the needs of our planet to survive and what we can do to help stop the destruction of global resources, such as clean air and water...? Yes, we are! Are the BIG corporations and world governments trying to control all the resources and keep people in the dark... why yes, they are. However, we are a global society now, and we realize that the old "us/them" paradigm is on the way out. Therefore, individual efforts to preserve our rights to information and connecting is growing and that's why I'm hopeful!

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