"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, May 19, 2015

Taurus New Moon & The Month ahead

  This is coming to you a day after the New Moon and it will still be relevant for the time we're in! I spent the weekend with family during the Balsamic phase, the darkest time at the end of the lunar cycle, just before the New Moon. We were celebrating the earthly walk of our brother Michael who passed away in March and sharing memories of our lives with him before we released him to the Divine. I had no time to think about writing a Blog then.

   The chart for the New Moon at 12:13 a.m. shows an approaching opposition to Saturn, keeper of time and an upcoming conjunction to energetic Mars. Given the Fixed Earth nature of Taurus, it seems apropos that its' path becomes void-of-course before it can move into Gemini and oppose Saturn or join run-away Mars! This, to me, indicates the need for slowing down and reconsidering the direction we want to move in - no pushing our agenda ahead.

   Even as the Moon entered Gemini early yesterday morning, the ruler of this fast-thinking sign, Mercury, was slowing way down to turn retrograde last night. This is supportive of reconsideration of all plans, arrangements and any agreements you are about to make. Your mind may be racing with ideas and Mars may be burning his way through the ethers, but there is a real need to take things slowly right now and be more cautious of where you are stepping, who you are talking to or what your true motivation may be.

   The Taurean energy is about conserving and using resources that we already have. This could be money, things or tools that you use to get you what you need for your comfort and care. Are you keeping more than your fair share and refusing to share the wealth, or are you working on building up a nest egg? Take the time today and tomorrow, while the Sun is still in Taurus, to ask yourself how you are doing with your relationship to finances, nature and things, because the solar energy shifts into Gemini on Thursday, May 21st and you'll want to feel more stable by then. There is a mixed bag of feelings and emotions on Thursday, which turns out to be the challenging day this week.

   Once the Sun enters airy and sociable Gemini, we shift gears into mental realms, away from the earth. Planning and researching are a wise use of your energy then, even with Mercury retrograde. As long as you don't sign on the dotted line before you have all the necessary information, you ought to learn a lot about your options for making a more informed choice in about a month, if you can wait that long. That would be the advice for major purchases, like cars and computers or important agreements like leases and contracts. If you can't wait, get all your facts first and ask every question!

   Go with the flow on Friday, finishing up your work week and not starting anything new until next week. The Moon is inactive all day, entering fun-loving Leo at 5:42 pm for what looks like a most pleasant weekend. Endeavor to enjoy yourself, especially with kids and/or loved ones and know that the Moon in Leo is also VOC all day Sunday, a great day to kick back and enjoy whatever delightful surprises come your way!

  In the meantime, and at all times, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!




Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pathways Astrology: Full Buddha Moon Tonight in Scorpio

Pathways Astrology: Full Buddha Moon Tonight in Scorpio:   Welcome to this awesome Full Moon energy day of connecting with others to create your projects and fulfill dreams!  Scorpio is a Fixed Wat...

Full Buddha Moon Tonight in Scorpio

  Welcome to this awesome Full Moon energy day of connecting with others to create your projects and fulfill dreams!  Scorpio is a Fixed Water sign, exhibiting a persistent, intense and passionate nature, whose concerns are primarily about sharing and utilizing the talents, resources and passions of those significant relationships, whether personal or business. The Full Moon will highlight how well you are proceeding in the area of your life where you have Scorpio and any planetary energies involved there.

   The Sabian Symbols are a descriptive tool of symbols for each of the 360 degrees of a circle, primarily used in astrology with reference to the cycle of a year. In Dane Rudhyar's words, his book  An Astrological Mandala, ought to serve as " a symbolic catalyst to deepen thinking about individual experiences and their essential meaning. A life without meaning is hardly worth living." I occasionally share the Sabian symbols in this Blog, both from Rudhyar's book and Lynda Hill's Sabian Symbols, because I find they add another deeper layer of understanding to the interface between the human experience and a cosmic philosophy of existence.

   So, the Sabian symbol for tonight's Full Moon at 14 degrees of Scorpio is: Telephone Lineman At Work Installing New Connections. I love this symbol and the meaning behind it and if you can digest it and utilize it's significance in your life, I believe you will find it most helpful! Rudhyar says that the keynote here is to establish new channels of communication. I will now paraphrase his interpretation further. The growth of community requires the development of constantly more complex meanings of interchanging feelings and ideas. It is an essential need for the success of interpersonal relationship. These channels of communication not only need to be built, but to be used significantly and wisely! 

    There is so much that could be reiterated here, but suffice it to say that communication, whether over the phone lines, through the internet or in person, is vital to a thriving society of human beings working together for a more meaningful existence! This is perhaps why I have continued to write my thoughts and share them with you in this Blog for the last several years. Once, when I came home for a weekend from college and stayed up late to talk with my father, who was finishing a shift at his second job, my mother commented on how Dad and I could stay up talking philosophically into the wee hours of the morning, but he wouldn't do that with her... it was during a difficult time in their relationship and shortly before their divorce, and I made this somewhat crass comment back to her... "a man can't talk on the phone when the lines of communication are down!" She has since forgiven me for that truthful soundbite! (love you, mom~)

   In the chart for the Full Moon, we see that both the Sun in Taurus, Fixed Earth, and the Moon in Scorpio, Fixed Water, make a challenging square aspect to expansive Jupiter in Leo, Fixed Fire. That is what we call a T-Square and you can think of the energy as being akin to a three legged table, trying to stay standing with sheer will and stubborn determination. In order to balance out the missing sign/leg in Fixed Air, Aquarius' corner, one needs to use the valuable energy of reaching out and connecting with others in your community, group or partnership. there is much to be gained when joining forces together! In a supportive role here, Jupiter connects harmoniously with ingenious Uranus to avoid restrictions and make new pathways.

   Speaking of communication, there is an opposition from mercurial Mercury in its rulership in Airy Gemini to saturnine Saturn across the chart in truth-seeking and Firery Sagittarius. This aspect demands that you don't allow critical father or authority figures to hold you down and have you questioning your own intelligence! Even if you have trouble expressing yourself, you must believe in yourself and find a way to start talking. With the Moon in co-creative Scorpio making a positive aspect to idealistic and sensitive Neptune, you can trust your intuition as long as you don't idealize others. You both have something of value to bring to the table.

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