September 7-23, 2017 Part ii

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I decided to write a second message this week because I would like to recognize the plight of others, not just those in Texas or Florida. Earth changing energy is and has been strong this summer. It has helped create many life-changing events for people around the globe. The second topic relates to a cosmic alignment this Friday that seems to correspond to a passage of Biblical prophecy. I usually avoid the topic of religion because I feel that is a personal thing but this time it relates to the cosmos and astrology. Plus it is a point of curiosity.

First the Earth Changing stuff:

The energy that has been coming into the Earth this summer is showing itself in so many ways. It is difficult to keep up with it all. As a collective, we seem to all be in a general state of overwhelm. The following is not meant to add to the overwhelm. Instead, the intention is to provide some perspective and understanding.

Energy from the eclipses, as well as from the planetary aspects and patterns this summer, played out in quite powerful ways. The past couple of days my earthquake app has alerted me to several earthquakes in the Oaxaca and Chiapas regions of Mexico. Just this morning I got an alert about another 5.6 quake in Oaxaca area. The devastation from these earthquakes is vast.

Here in the U.S., we seem to be focused on hurricane damage in Houston, the entire state of Florida and parts of the southeast. Now there is a new hurricane that appears to be taking the same path Irma did. Folks on the East and Gulf Coasts are so focused on what is going on it their own regions that people in our Western most states are feeling ignored. They too are experiencing huge life-changing devastation from fires.

Photos of Eagle Creek, Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

 

The states of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Montana are battling huge fires. There are also fires in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. When all these burned out areas are hit with big rains next spring or before, there will be massive landslides and more threat to life and property.

Remember, we are all connected. Where there is suffering and strife, we all feel it and are affected even if we are unaware of this connection. Now, let’s take a look elsewhere.

Many other parts of the world have experienced similar flooding events that are probably going unnoticed by many of us. This year has been a big one for monsoons around the world. Places like Pearl City, Illinois, and Harrisburg, Pensylvania that never have monsoons have had monsoon-like rains this summer.

In July Istanbul, Turkey was hit by a severe storm that pummeled 3.5-inch hail and heavy rains on the city leaving 10 injured and a great deal of damage behind.

In mid-August, 300 people were killed in flash flooding in Sierra Leone. One week ago the Tuscan port town of Livorno, Italy was hit with a sever and a nearly stationary storm that caused heavy flooding and landslides. Six are reported dead and two are missing.

This past Monday, September 11, 2017, the storm that hit Italy made its way to Zadra, Croatia where is dumped heavy rains and caused unprecedented flash flooding.

September 15, 2017, saw typhoon Doksuri made landfall in northern Viet Nam. Winds were 92 mph with gusts reported at up to 185 mph. 100,000 people were evacuated ahead of the storm. Damage from the storm is extensive and still being evaluated but it looks like 200,000 homes have been flooded or submerged, 5000 lost roofs, and around 20 have collapsed.

My astrology skills are not expert enough to give you an astrological blow by blow on why these things have happened. Neptune which represents water and is transiting his home sign of Pisces had been in difficult, big energy producing aspects all summer. Aspects that lead the way for big storms and flooding. I can tell you that Astrology deals with the entire planet, not just my area of the US or yours, or wherever you are. Please send your prayers, healing, good vibes, and best intentions to these places, these people, and the whole planet.

Energy also comes to us from the Sun. A few days ago I noticed there was a huge coronal hole over the northern hemisphere of the Sun. This means trouble. When a coronal hole sends a wave of magnetic energy our way it can affect us physically and mentally, as well as affect our electrical grid and satellite function. For more on this check out: https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/help/what-is-a-coronal-hole

The other reason for this week’s second post is my curiosity.  I am daring a venture into an area of discussion I usually try to avoid but it is related to astrology so why not?  

The topic is theology/religion, and specifically eschatology. Escatology is a subject I have been interested in and have studied since I was 12 or 13. While I no longer spend a great deal of time on this topic, there are times, like now, that something comes along and points me back to what I learned when I was deeply into this study.

You may or may not be aware that the Bible has many references to astrology and the skies. Currently there is a great deal of internet discussion about one passage in particular because it coinsides with what is going on in the cosmos this coming Friday September 23, 2017. Be asured, the world is NOT going to end regardless of the internet chatter predicting that end. No, no, NO! !

However, when I first came across this chatter a couple of weeks ago, it took me back to a time 20- 25 years ago when first learned about this passage and its potential prophetic implications. Today I am leaving these implications for you to discover on your own if you choose to. My goal is to relate this information to real time astrology.

The verse that is causing all this upraoar is Revelations 12: 1-2 which says  And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. Surprisingly, it appears that the planets and stars will align in just this way on Friday, September 23, 2017.

You might be asking things like “Doesn’t this happen every year?” or “ Doesn’t this happen every so often?” As far as I can tell the answer to this is “no it does not”. In this passage, the woman is thought to the constellation Virgo. The constellation Leo always appears to be above her head. The constellation Leo has nine stars by traditional standards. I have heard some modern astronomers say Leo has at least 12 or 13 stars. I am sticking to the original nine however, and hopfully viewing this in the same way the folks in the Biblical days did.

If you would like to see a cosmic view without going outside, there is a really good, open source program called “Stellarium” you can download. I have used it for about 8 yrs now and love it for just this sort of thing. It is very user friendly. Just click the various icons to get the view what you want.

http://www.stellarium.org/

The Stellarium Mobile app is less than $3. This will not give you the extensive views of big app but is good for backyard star gazers and general information.

If you look at an astrology chart for September 23, you will see Venus, Mars, Mercury, Sun, Jupiter, and the Moon all fairly close to each other, but distributed around in three different signs. For now, the fact they are in three different signs is irrelvevant. Stellarium helps us view the satrs and planets in the actual constellations.

The Sun is shining on Virgo so we take this to mean she is “clothed with the Sun”. The constellation Leo is indeed above Virgo’s head. The three missing stars in the crown seem to represented by transiting Venus, Mars, and Mercury. The planet Jupiter is passing between her legs. While I would not say Jupiter is moving directly center between her legs, he is between them none the less. The last piece is that the Moon will be near Virgo’s feet on the 23rd.

Could it be this Friday will indeed fullfill this Biblical prophecy? I can’t say for sure but it does appear that way. Jupiter’s trip around the galaxy takes a 11.8 yrs. I used the Stellarium app to view Jupiter’s transit through Virgo in 2029 and the last time he transited her in 2005. Twelve stars in the her crown were not to be seen, just the nine stars located in the constellation of Leo. Only this year does it appear there are twelve cosmic bodies above Virgo’s head. The missing three are represented by the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury. As you can see in this screenshot from Stellarium, all three are in a line and therefore sharing their individual energy to each other and the whole configuration. The very last 

The very last point of interest or as the woo-woo folks say, synchronicity, it that this alignment takes place on the last day of Rosh Hashanah. If you have ever studies eschatology, you might have noticed a lot of things coinside with Hewbrew holy days. 

For now, this is all I have on this topic. The internet has plenty so please help yourself to further research if this is of interest to you. If not then just find this an interesting aspect of this week’s transits. 

Intuitively I feel this alignment has a great deal of significance. Exactly what that significance is I am not going to speculate on. I will leave the speculation to you. 

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Astrology for September 17-23, 2017 Part i

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Greetings!

I will be doing this week’s post in two parts. This first one is the days of the week, transits, and aspects, and the other is dealing more with specific topics of interest. I hope you enjoy both.

I have never had cause to bring this up but with tensions as they are among the collective, I feel the need to state a disclaimer of sorts:

Your comments and discussions are most welcome as long as they remain respectful to the opinions of others and there is no bashing or hate speech. Thanks!

Now, this week,  we have a few sign changes. That is always big energy and all this happens later in the week. 

Today, Sunday, Venus is inconjunct Chiron. We could find we are slightly dissatisfied with our relationships or that there is a choice we need to make regarding a personal one, our belongings, or our finances. Feeling of insecurity could pop up and cause some clumsiness when it comes to expressing our emotions to others.

Monday, Venus will be trine Uranus. This is a good aspect for taking risks because we are less fearful. Loving the unusual is big today, both in romance and with our money. Just be sure not to go too crazy with any spending. I don’t want my readers to get into financial trouble. Do enjoy the creativity today brings. Technology, electronics, art, metaphysics, and socializing are all good things to do today.

Monday also holds a semi-square between Mercury and Jupiter. Jupiter could expand data to the point of overload for us. Don’t get too stressed out. You might also find that some people will be prone to exaggerate things today while some of us will find this to be a monkey mind day full of mental activity and agitation. Don’t let the frustrations cause you to say something you might wish you had not.

Tuesday Venus moves into Virgo. The energy shifts from big, grand, prideful gestures in love, to showing our affections in more practical ways. Love and relationships need to make sense. The shadow side is being too picky and critical of our partners and co-workers. 

Also on Tuesday, the Sun opposes Chiron. We might feel some fear about being different. Aren’t we all different? With the media and the world telling us what we should look like, our natural discomfort about ourselves can be high with this aspect. Keep in mind your differences are beautiful and you are capable of making good decisions. Don’t be afraid to verbalize what you want. Don’t be selfish either.

Mercury opposes Neptune on Tuesday. Neptune’s influence can cause our minds to be a bit slow and wander. Communications are all foggy today. You might not get good solid answers to your questions and there could also be some misunderstandings. Avoid contracts today because of this. This combo can cause some depression, confusion, and deception. Be aware. Wednesday the Moon moves into Virgo and we have a New Moon too. 

Wednesday the Moon moves into Virgo and we have a New Moon too. This is the time to begin new projects for the coming month. This will be a great time to start that new diet you’ve been thinking about or change those bad, unhealthy habits. This is a good time to create and better work environment too. Buy a new plant for the office or bring in some healthy snacks to share. Hang a new picture or some other decoration to brighten the space. 

Mercury and the Sun both aspect Uranus on Wednesday. Uranus always means excitement and change to me. Mercury’s aspect to Uranus is minor and called sesquiquadrate. The planets are 135 degrees from each other. However, this is still an energy you will notice. Intuition could be stronger today albeit a bit more rattlebrained. The shadow side of this aspect is being snarky or cranky with a side of sarcasm.

The Sun is inconjunct Uranus. Surprise, surprise! Some of us could feel like we don’t know which end is up or which direction to take. There is a general feeling of being out of control. I say, what is new? Good ole Uranus, full of the unexpected so don’t be surprised when plans change.

Thursday, Venus and Pluto do the sesquiquadrate thing. Venus has sure been in the spotlight these past few weeks. This aspect could cause some stress in our socializing. Be on the lookout for a a suspicious mind here and there or jealousy to pop up.

Friday is a big day and it will bring us lots of new energies and we celebrate that Fall Equinox and the Sun enters Libra. The equinox is a time of celebration among many, especially those who follow the old Earth-based religions such as the Pagans and Wiccans. Personally, I am not one for ceremony but I do tend to pay tribute to these times of the year in my own way whether is it being out in nature or just a meditation focused on the meaning of the day. This year I will be working with others around the globe to anchor in these energies and assist in the shift to the next level of vibration.

The Sun’s transit of Virgo has helped us focus on our health, details of life, and how we are organized or lack organization. It has taken me all month to get a real good feel for this energy but this last week seems to have been the one to tip my need for organization over the edge. I am pleased with my progress but still have more to do. 

The Sun in Libra energy is about relationships and seeing others as mirrors. This transit is willing to compromise, negotiate, and do what it takes to find balance. Libra is a real peacemaker, seeing both sides of a problem or issue and does not like to make waves. Little wonder the symbol for this sign is the scales of justice.

The shadow side is where we find passive-aggressive or self-serving behaviors, superficial chatter, and judgment. Its not a pretty site.

Friday will also see Mercury trine Pluto. This focuses our thoughts on the supernatural. Some will experience heightened intuition and insight. Others will feel more like going deep into understanding something and gaining knowledge and understanding. Saturday is the September 23. Be sure to read the blog following this one. I will call it part ii. It explains more about what is going on in the cosmos on this day.

The last aspects for this active week are Mars in a semi-square to Jupiter and Jupiter inconjunct Chiron. Mars semisquare Jupiter brings big action, over stimulation, and excitability. Some of us will leap before we leap and that is seldom a wise choice. The consequences could cost us dearly. Be careful!

Jupiter inconjunct Chiron has us questioning our plans, and almost all aspects of our life. It won’t be unusual for some to feel lost or easily influenced by others. If we push an idea forward or go ahead with a project to fast we could run into road-blocks. Try not to expect too much from yourself or others today. Chill out and relax. It is Saturday after all.

That does it for this week’s astrology outlook. I hope you have a good week this week. As always, remember to be kind to the other guy even if you don’t agree. Help those in need. You might need the favor one day.

And be sure to read part ii that I will be posting tomorrow.

Astrology for September 10-16, 2017

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WOW! So much going on now! Fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and I am sure I am missing some stuff. Folks everywhere are wondering why these things are happening. There are many theories.

Some say it is because several natural cycles are converging and rolling into each other at the same time. Others blame global warming or think the Earth is balancing the new energies that have and are continuing to come in. Still, others blame geo-engineering and weather tampering. Regardless of the cause, this is all part of our evolutionary process. It’s not easy at all but it is necessary.

Regardless of the cause, big things are happening right now and they all have me in descriptive word overload. So much so that I turned off my phone on Friday and have stayed away from all social media and news for the most part. I will admit to the occasional moment of curiosity that causes me to cave in and check out the latest weather news my favorite meteorologist. However, I am limiting this to no more than once or twice a day.

The Sun is also adding to the energy mix today. One of my apps sent me a notification that there is an increased risk of earthquakes today and tomorrow. The past couple of days there have been well over 40 quakes in the Oaxaca region of Mexico with a magnitude of between 4.2 and 5.7. And as if Puerto Rico has not had enough natural events in the past few days, they had two small (<3.0) quakes today.

Astrologically this week, Mercury has just entered Virgo. Mercury is about how we communicate and deal with information. Virgo is one of the two signs Mercury rules. Since we are just coming out of a Mercury retrograde, this placement could not be more welcomed or balancing. Virgo makes everything Mercury work more efficiently and you may notice this change in your own communications for the next few days.

Virgo is also about what we do every day, our routine, health, organization and the need for it. The recent Full Moon was in Virgo. That brought us polarity in Pisces which adds spirituality to this Virgo energy. This is asking us to pay attention to how we balance all these parts of our lives. I’ve already said that I have reduced my information intake to some extent. Perhaps you have had to do the same or do something in order to maintain your own balance?

Mercury’s transit through Virgo will bring about more precise communications. Use caution not to be too harsh with folks. Many of us are already stressed out enough. When you find your frustrations rising, stop what you are doing and take a deep breath. Chill out and take a more heart centered path.

Venus is about to wind up her transit of Leo. It has been a nice transit and we do have more than another week to feel pride in our love life and feel all warm hearted. Even if you aren’t in a relationship, this transit has probably been beneficial in general as you found new things to be passionate about, including yourself. That is a GOOD thing!

Mars entered Virgo on September 5, 2017. Once Venus joins the Sun, Mercury, and Mars, we will have a stellium in Virgo for a short time. That is going to be a lot of Virgo energy. I only hope I am able to take full advantage of it as I continue to organize and purge my things.

Mars in Virgo brings a real feeling for detail and drive to do our work to our best ability. The shadow side is that we start splitting hairs or are overly concerned about the execution of our duties. Relax, it will all come out in the wash.

Tuesday we find Venus and Saturn have moved into trine aspect. If you are looking for drama and commitment, this is the day. Thursday and Friday will be much better days for Venus and good for making connections and socializing.

Wednesday Saturn will square the Sun. The good news is that this frustrating transit does not last long. This s good because we won’t have long to endure any tension that arises between our responsibilities and what we desire to do. If we ignore our duties, we will pay a price.

Friday, Venus is sextile Jupiter. This is a positive aspect. This is a happy transit full of cooperation and feeling considerate toward others. There might be some romance or opportunity for some good self-care in there too. The energy will be great for financial undertakings but don’t go too crazy with spending. Do enjoy any entertaining and socializing you have planned.

Saturday Mercury will join up with Mars. This conjunction will provide good energy for any mental work you need to do. If you find yourself needing to make a fast decision take your time making it. You don’t want to make a mistake by being coming to a decision too fast. I realize this is often good advice for us but during this transit, it will be even more important to make decisions with great thought.

The shadow side of this transit is a sharp tongue. Some of us are more prone in general to cutting words that others. This transit can make the best of us regret saying something. Also be careful when driving. (This is one of my pet peeves anyway.) The last point is that this transit can cause our nervous systems to be over-stimulated. I for one will be paying close attention to this aspect.

That is this week in a nut shell. We have an interesting opposition coming up later this month between Jupiter and Uranus. I will be talking more about this in later posts. Until then, stay safe and remember to be kind to others. We are all part of one family, the human family!

 

Astrology for September 3-9, 2017

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Villagers use a boat as they try to move to safer places at a flood-affected village in Darrang district in the northeastern state of Assam, India July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

 

This week? Where do I start? I don’t mean with the weekly outlook, I mean in general. So much is going on out in the world.

I will start with the floods in Houston, then move to the west where over 60 fires are raging. Then let’s pop over to Korea where who knows what Kim Jong Un has tested a hydrogen bomb attached to an intercontinental ballistic missile (or ICBM). Interestingly there has also been a 6.3 earthquake in North Korea this morning at a depth of 0.0 km. The USGS says this zero depth and the fact that it is no along fault lines indicates that this is not a natural earthquake. Shortly this after the 6.3 quake, seismology indicated a 4.6 quake, also at 0.0 depth. This is thought to be the result of a structural collapse, perhaps a test tunnel. Korea claims the underground test was a success.

Then let’s move on over to India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh where more than 1,200 are dead and over 24 million people have been impacted by monsoon flooding. This disaster has been going on for months. 

While events like what happened in Charlottesville, VA are divisive, events like floods bring us together. I mean, who is going to say to the guy who has the rescue boat but happens to be the wrong color or nationality, “No Thanks! I’ll wait for my own kind? Sad that it takes a disaster to remind us we are all one race, the human race.

Late this week it looks like we have another big hurricane headed for the islands in the Caribbean, then possibly the United States. Where she is headed is still uncertain. Irma is currently a category 3 hurricane and is expected to strengthen. If you are on the gulf, in Florida, or along the east coast, be sure you have a plan to be safe.

The past couple of days the solar winds have picked up speed and this is bringing a new wave of magnetic storms to the Earth. This magnetic activity is activating what scientist used to call “junk DNA” but metaphysics knows is simply part of the evolution of humanity. Science is discovering this “junk DNA” actually has a purpose and it seems to be a higher one than originally thought.

This is akin to the Lions Gate energy that was coming at us in early August. All this energy is positive but just like any change, the transition can be difficult. Just ask almost any of our planet’s flood victims. Probably the reality we need to get a grip on is that catastrophe is our new normal. At least catastrophic weather seems to be. Climate change is real but it is also a cycle. If you would like to know a bit more about this sort of thing, I have included a link as a point of additional study.

http://bit.ly/2xHXWTe

This week the looks like a busy one but most of the action should not cause any difficulties. Please note that we will continue to see the seeds of the eclipse grow in the coming weeks, months and years. This month is sure to be another interesting one just like August was.

The Sun is now firmly anchored in Libra energies and on Tuesday he opposes Neptune. This is an annual aspect that put the lines between reality and fantasy out of focus. Tuesday will be a good day to relax and meditate.

Mars has a totally different energy for our Tuesday. He is going to be telling us that play time is over and it is time to get down to business as he leaves Leo and enters Virgo.

The best news Tuesday has for us is that Mercury turns direct. Use caution, however. While in theory, this gives the go ahead to travel and communications, Mercury won’t be back to full speed until September 10, 2017 or out of his shadow until the 19th. Only then are we “all clear”.

Wednesday brings us a Pisces Full Moon. Full Moons are always a good time to begin to wind up our projects that can come to a natural conclusion.

We are now in the Pisces-Virgo polarity. This is service oriented. It deals with our physical and spiritual health, our routine or day-to-day life, and how we organize and put things in order. The key to navigating the Moon energy this month will be in finding balance between what we need spirituality and managing and organizing our everyday lives. Too much order can stifle our creativity but too much creativity can mean chaos.

Thursday there are no major aspects but Friday we have Mars sesquiquadrate Pluto. We could find ourselves wit intensely strong feelings about what we want. At the same time we could struggle to satisfy them. Some folks will lean toward a desire to dominate and bully. When changes are forced, we could see a power struggle or three come to the surface. It will be hard for some folks to keep a level head and stay flexible while at the same time coming up with good ways to reach our goals. Might be interesting to watch this one play out on the world stage.

Saturday Venus is inconjunct Pluto. Time to reevaluate both our close and our social relationships. I know this theme keeps coming up over and over but this is how the universe works. It gives us time to take things slow but we must lean in and do the work too. We can’t just wait until the last minute. Unfortunately human nature does not work this way. We are prone to wait and fight change with nearly our last breath.

This Venus-Pluto inconjunction will probably bring some power struggles and control issues to the surface. Again….watch for this sort of thing on the world stage. We will probably see a great more indefensible and illogical fear mongering.

Saturday also brings the Sun to trine Pluto. Pluto, as you probably know, loves to bring out secrets and expose things we have hidden so we can really get to the bottom of things. This trine will help us focus our energies on what we want to do. This is a positive aspect for beginning a new project. We will also be more able to connect with others who share our interests. Sounds like a winner to me.

Saturday is also a good time to look at all the negative and superficial parts of our lives. Work to get rid of those negatives and superficial parts. This one is currently a real struggle for me. I don’t do superficial very well, but I am trying to get better. Sadly my attempts have been taken for being in a bad mood. I will figure out a way to adapt I am sure.

Hope all of you have a good week. I hope things in Texas get better as soon as possible. I’m also sending energy to the west coast to help put out fires. I do hope the 6 hikers that are trapped on a trail today are rescued soon and get home safe. Remember to smile and be kind to everyone. It would not take much for any one of us to be need of the kindness of a stranger.

 

Astrology for August 27-September 2, 2017

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Last week was so full of energy. I warned everyone about the hurricane too. Thankfully, I don’t believe I personally know anyone in the path of Harvey but we are all connected through energy. I am sending all my best vibes to those directly affected by this huge storm.

Today I feel like the eclipse was at least two weeks ago. I seriously had to think about when it was this morning. Could this feeling be due to a timeline shift of some sort? The good news is that this week should be a lot less intense for us. Of course, the energy that the eclipse and the other planets set in motion will still be doing it’s thing and influencing our world.

I’ve talked some in previous posts about how the eclipse affects can last a very long time. I have read some feel like the effects of this eclipse energy might last up to five years. However, I feel certain cosmic events in our future will over shadow these long term effects to some extent. All we can do is wait and see. The

Sun moved into Virgo last week. This change moves our focus to a more detailed perspective. Most of us dislike the thought of taking care of the daily details of life but during this transit, it can be a welcome thing indeed. We can best use this transit to get our lives organized, improve communications at our workplace, and help with any task that requires a lot of detail. 

Saturn turned direct Friday at 21 degrees Sagittarius this past Friday. And while this ultimately means things will begin moving forward again, Saturn won’t be back to the degree of his retrograde until December 1, 2017. Three weeks later, on December 21, Saturn will enter Capricorn and we will experience another shift in his energy.

When Saturn was retrograde in Sagittarius, the slow energy was allowing us to get organized, figure out better ways to do things and develop good boundaries. Besides the boundaries thing, I can’t say I’m seeing much in the way of better ways to do things. But I am sure some folks are experiencing this.

During the Saturn retrograde, we tend to go inside. All retrogrades take us inside in some way and often this not only applies personally but collectively as well. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet that loves to expand things. It can expand our wars or our love life, our hate and our greed. Jupiter does not judge, he just expands what is.

Jupiter in Sagittarius also has a co-ruler named Neptune. Neptune in Sagittarius asks us to take a look at our faith. I am not necessarily talking religious faith here either. Faith can apply to faith in a partner, the electric company, and apply to any aspect of life. Last week I posted a thought to Facebook about faith. I feel like repeating it here. “Do you have more faith in what you don’t believe in than what you do believe in?

Neptune in Sagittarius is also about our dreams. So while we were going deep during the retrograde you probably had a few thoughts about what you want your life to look like in the future. Now that Saturn is has stationed and direct, it is time to really give thought to what we want and how to accomplish it. Moving forward y’all! It’s all about moving forward.

But first, we need to wait on Mercury to get out of our way. This won’t take much longer since he goes direct on September 5, 2017. But it is important to remember that Mercury is not out of storm until September 10. There is something I really, really want to do and I am having a hard time waiting till the 10th. Such is life. I will do my best to wait out two more weeks.

Speaking of Mercury, he has just moved into Virgo. He will back track into Leo September 1-10 but back into Virgo, he goes on the 11th where he will stay until October 18th. Mercury in Virgo is precise in speech and thought. This is energy that analyzes and knows what is useful and what is not.

Mercury feels good in Virgo. He rules this sign after all. Mercury can sometimes get lost in the details or become way too fact oriented. This can make him seem lacking in creativity, dry witted, and even critical.

When Mercury goes back into Leo for those ten days, we will need to look at what we might not have finished during his last transit through Leo. Our goals are one place most of us will be focusing, or I hope so anyway. This will be our last chance in the spotlight for a while so think big, be persuasive and confident in all your communications. Listening will be difficult during this period but do your best to hear what others have to say. They might have something important to share with you.

Aspects for this week begin Monday with Mercury sesquiquadrate, Pluto. This is the energy of suspicion. Don’t let a suspicious mind get the best of you. Use this energy instead to get to the root of things. Over all this aspect can be stressful. I am glad it involves fast moving Mercury and will be over and done with quickly.

Tuesday, the Sun is semi-square Jupiter. We could experience some impatience and general dissatisfaction with our lives. Wanting more will be a common theme. The shadow side is wanting too much. Use caution, not to over estimate or exaggerate your expectations of yourself. Our mood might be good but at the same time a bit off. This is because our perspective is not rooted in what is real. Personally, I think it is OK to be in La-La land once in a while.

Thursday, Venus sesquiquadrates Saturn. This difficult aspect can cause problems in our relationships to others. Emotions or affections might be a bit cooler or distant. Don’t take offense if you feel a cold shoulder today when you think you should not. This is not a good day in general for romance or spending money. You could be throwing your hard earned cash down the drain. Be careful! Use this time for reflection.

Friday, Mars is quincunx or inconjunct the wounded healer, Chiron. This energy, in general, causes us to doubt our efforts or go after what we want. This aspect could cause many of us to feel frustration and be more on the defensive than usual.

Good old Chiron. He represents our deepest wounds and our efforts to heal them. In my natal chart, he shows up in Capricorn. This is all about self-worth, rejection being unrecognized. There is a constant struggle with these people to feel worthy. Learning to value one’s self is key for those with Chiron in Capricorn. Knowing where Chiron is in your natal chart could be an eye-opener and help you learn more about what makes you tick.

Saturday Mars will be in trine aspect to Uranus. This trine and the Mars just-do-it energy bring out the best in Uranus. This is high energy for sure mixed with a good helping of creativity. This can give us a risk taking energy that can ultimately bring positive change in our lives. Experiment positively, do new things and be progressive. I can hardly wait!

Astrology for August 20-26, 2017

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The Great American eclipse is nearly here! Eclipse glasses have been all the rage this time but many people either miss knowing about them or failed to order any in advance of tomorrow’s event. I ordered mine back in March and am happy to say I am ready and hoping for clear skies. I won’t be traveling to an area of totality but I live in an area that will see a 95% eclipse and I am OK with that.

Those that are lucky enough to be in the path of totality may have a chance to see a huge bulge on the sun’s eastern limb. In recent weeks the Sun has been quite inactive. Scientist thought this might continue through the Lunar eclipse but in the past week, things have things changed. This increased activity has also increased the probability of earthquakes over and magnitude of six.

So far there have been two of those, an m6.7 on Thursday just north of Ascension Island and an M6.4 near Fiji. Yesterday, on August 19, there was a geomagnetic storm taking place along with significant x-ray solar flares. Expect planet Earth to respond ever more before, during or after the eclipse.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Earlier this week I posted a special report on the eclipse and if you didn’t get a chance to read it yet, you will get a lot of info about the eclipse’s impact there. This eclipse is sure to be a powerful one, full of fire and self-confidence thanks to all the Leo influence. We must remember that Mars, a fiery planet, and ruler of fiery Aries is also currently transiting the fire sign of Leo. Now that is a whole lot of fire going on!! Who knows what sizzling hot things might show up on the world stage this week.

The good news about all this fire energy is that it exudes a magnetic, self-confident, and strong-willed energy to leaders everywhere. But the shadow side of this Leo energy is that it can be bossy, controlling, resistant, and arrogant.

Uranus will be in trine aspect to the eclipse. We all know Uranus as the independent, progressive, and loves to see things change. Revolutionary is often the sort of change he brings. So if this eclipse is really going to impact this country the most, what could this trine aspect mean to us? I take this to mean that more change, revolutionary change is ahead. The Leo Pride characteristic could also impact the collective national pride and the position of the US in the world.

If possible, cancel any major event planned for today. It’s just not a good day for much except chilling’ out. Don’t’ schedule an event either. Of course, there will be some things that have to go on as planned and if this involves you, relax and just go with the flow. It will be alright.

But there is more to this week than the eclipse. Today, Sunday, August 20, the Sun in Leo is aspecting Chiron in Neptune. This can stimulate the healing of any shadow material that is holding you back. You know we all have some of that. Feeling a bit off or melancholy is to be expected. It is a good day to reflect, journal and meditate.

Monday, of course, is eclipse day. The Sun will also make a very close conjunction with the brightest star in the constellation of Leo, Regulus. This star is called the “heart of the lion”. This conjunction is asking us to look more closely into our own hearts and the divine aspect of unconditional love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdzR8oO2KhY

The shadow side of this is wounded side. We all have wounds from our past but when attention loving Leo is involved, as he is in this aspect, the shadow side will come out as a huge negative attention grab. You will notice this person by their narcissism and their battle to have the final word on any subject.

Tuesday, August 22, the sun enters Virgo. This transit is about our own health, serving others, and organizing. The shadow side is that we over extend ourselves and become drained energetically. Virgo energy, when properly used leaves us feeling great and ready to lend a hand another time.

Wednesday, August 23, the Vesta-Saturn-Neptune T-square peaks. This has to do with imagination, the physical world, and service to a higher cause. Gandhi said, “be the change you want to see”. That is the energy of this T- square. Take advantage of it today and become the change you want to see. This will probably serve you well the rest of the year and into the next.

Thursday, another T-square begins. This one involves Vesta, Saturn, and Chiron. Vesta is asking us to look at how we serve the collective. It does little for the individual but when we find satisfaction in serving the greater good, we feel good, don’t we?

Again, don’t get so wrapped up in stuff that you stress yourself out. Saturn and Chiron are square each other and in difficult aspect to Vesta. This can bring old wounds around service to the surface. Again….we all have those old wounds. Chiron is helping us with this and Saturn is lending us his wisdom to clear all these old wounds.

Thursday bring another T-square. This one involves Ceres, Jupiter, and Uranus.

This pattern peaks on September 12, just after Mercury is completely out of the storm on the 10th and ends on October 14, 2017. This is a good long period that could bring fast turnaround in our finances. Now before you get too excited, this could mean a turn for the worse.

Ceres, as I have talked about earlier this summer, is known as the grain goddess and represents result and good fortune. She can also represent sadness and loss. Jupiter will expand this energy and Uranus will bring quick change. This T- square is sure to be a double edged sword. I hope the side most of us see will the positive side.

Friday, August 25, Saturn turns direct after being retrograde for 4.5 months. Hopefully, we have been using the retrograde time to consider where we are on our path toward maturity, how well we are managing time, accomplishing our goals and moving into our later years as a wise elder. Sometimes I am feeling that last thing and sometimes I am feeling the naive child. I think lots of us struggle with this from time to time so if you are feeling this too, don’t let it get you down.

Saturday, Venus enters Leo. This transit will put the spotlight on appreciating our relationship partners. It will also give a big boost to our sense of beauty and fashion. The the best of all is that if there is something creative you have been wanting to show the public, this will be the time to do that.

Saturday the focus will be on learning and all forms of communication. This is due to a conjunction with the Sun and Mercury. Just remember that Mercury is still retrograde so there could also be some glitches in our communications, but for the most part, they should be fine today.

This concludes another week’s astro post. With what we saw last week and over the weekend in the news, I am sure this week will be very, very interesting. I’m stoked about the eclipse tomorrow even though I will only see it at 95%. I have my glasses ready. Hope you do too.

Until next week, remember to be kind and love one another.

A Special Eclipse Report

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Today, I am caving into my curiosity around the eclipse and writing about some things I usually don’t discuss.

Almost everyone is excited about the coming Solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. And why wouldn’t they be excited? This is the first eclipse of its kind in 40 years. This is the first time since 1918 that an eclipse has crossed the United States from coast to coast and the first in 750 years that an eclipse has fallen completely inside our borders. While it is true that eclipses happen several times a year, these details make this particular eclipse a rarity and worth the excitement.

There is a great of info on the internet now about the effect the solar eclipse that will take place Monday. It will take place in the sign of Leo. Traditionally, it has been said to herald the fall of a king or great leader. Are you curious yet?

Eclipses are always eye openers. They bring us a big boost to the already present full or new moon energy. Some say this energy is amplified as much as ten times by an eclipse. Solar eclipses coincide with a New Moon and lead us to start new conversations about the future. They pull us out of our ruts and get us moving and ready for what is next, or what we call “change”.  Change is the one things we all dread, and at the same time is the one thing constant in the whole Universe.

This solar eclipse will take place at 28-29 degrees Leo. Astrologers refer to the 29th degree as the crisis degree. Interestingly, Donald Trump’s rising sign is also at 29 degrees Leo. His natal chart has some other in things to tell us about what makes him tick.

His natal Saturn is conjunct his Venus. Saturn is head of the Dept. of rules and regulations, represents our father, and is a sign of authority. Venus represents the mother, relationships, beauty, and our social lives. Conjunctions are usually a good aspect but in this case, things can be more difficult. Some astrologers say this conjunction is what creates Trump’s behavior with women. He already has a lot of control energy going on in his chart, the Leo ascendant being one of them. The Saturn-Venus conjunction causes him to have issues with the female gender as a whole. This can mean mommy issues. He seems to unsure whether he loves or hates women. A psychologist might say this shows that he actually hates himself.

Another interesting point in Trump’s natal chart is that Mars, the planet of anger, hostility, wrath, and warfare is very close to the Saturn-Venus conjunction. Mars is close enough to be a powerful influence. On eclipse day, the transiting eclipse will be just two degrees from his natal Mars. This means he is going to get a huge amount of Mars energy on this day.

So let’s stop here for a minute and take a look. In reference to the loss of a leader, it might be interesting to note that as a result of the violent, angry (Mars) events in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017, all of the Military chiefs denounce the President’s long delayed and ambiguous remarks regarding the event. This is not exactly the loss of a leader but it is close. It is a loss of respect. If you have been following the news, fake or not, all news sources are reporting the business community has bailed on him too.

Regardless of how this might seem to you, my reader, I am not trying to beat the man up or disrespect him in any way. I am just sharing what I see in the charts and some of the publicly known facts. Now I want to go deeper into the Leo aspect of this eclipse. Keep in mind the magnification the eclipse energy adds to all of our charts, not just Trump’s.

The sign of Leo presents the male energy, the heart, spine, leaders (Trump and others), royalty, and the ego. Perhaps the physical characteristics and the crisis degree are why some astrologers are saying there could be a health issue in the president’s future. There is no way to know for sure. Astrology is not an exact science but an art. Some describe it as s pseudo-science. Regardless, you can see with Leo ruling the heart and spine where we might possibly keep our eyes open with regard to health issues. This, by the way, goes for all of us, especially Leo men and those with strong Leo influence in their charts.

Little is known about Trump’s actually health but is obvious from the photos that he is overweight and seems to get little exercise other than swinging a golf club. We have been told of his love of fast food and sodas neither of which are conducive to good health. Now add the obvious stress of the presidency, especially with what has taken place just this week, and I am fairly sure any medical professional would say this is a recipe for disaster. Only time will tell, won’t it?

Generally speaking, the coming solar eclipse and the recent lunar eclipse are both good news for Aquarius and Leo people. Depending on the natal chart, this goodness will spill over to include those with a rising sign or Moon in in either Leo or Aquarius. This is a good reason to know your natal chart.

People who have Leo or Aquarius strongly represented in their charts or with other planets are 28-30 degrees of a sign will be strongly affected. Keep in mind that we must take the whole chart into account to know whether a person could be negatively or positively affected by the eclipse.

For months I have been reading about how strongly this eclipse will impact this country. This is due to it crossing totally with our borders, bisecting the lower 48 states. Regardless of our points of view, most of us are aware this country is in the midst of change. This next eclipse is likely to stimulate this change and generate some long lasting effects as well.

Eclipse energy is often thought to last a good six months but this time it could last as long as two years. Again, this is because it takes place completely within our borders and will last over two hours from its beginning in Oregon to its end in South Carolina. Even so, some changes will be evident rather quickly while others will not be so quick to show up until after all the eclipse energy dies down. My feeling is that most of the changes will at least begin to present them selves between now and the winter eclipses in January and February 2018. Nothing is written in stone.

Continuing with other energy, that will influence the eclipse energy is Mercury retrograde and the four other planets that are also retrograde. The other four are Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, and Neptune.

Mercury is, as usual, affecting our communications. This could also mean that getting to the facts might take more effort than usual. Travel plans are often affected by Mercury retrograde so those that are traveling to view the eclipse should be prepared to go with the flow to avoid the stress that delays can cause. Of course, it doesn’t help that eclipses are thought to be associated with disasters.

I realize this is sounding all gloom and doom but please don’t take it that way. Just be aware and chill out. Take things in stride and relax. With five planets retrograde you almost can’t do anything else but relax.

There are a few trines to look forward to Monday. These are not your typical harmonious trines however. Saturn in Sagittarius is trine Uranus in Aries. Both Sagittarius and Aries are fire signs. Saturn’s careful planning and authority could be in for some unexpected and surprising changes. Gosh, there is that change word again.

Uranus also rules the weather. I will not be the least bit surprised if there is an earthquake somewhere in the U.S. Or some other big weather event. If you live near the Gulf of Mexico or along the east coast, you might want to pay close attention to the next tropical storm that is developing.

The next aspect is Mercury opposing Neptune. Both are retrograde and this will no doubt add to the illusion and deception energies. Not to mention, an additional layer of the unexpected. Neptune will surely tip things toward the gonzo and eccentric side of the scale.

The last aspects I want to mention are Mars sextile Jupiter. This will expand the Mars energy somewhat.

Pluto is opposing Venus and could spell jealousy for some. Keep your eyes on how this plays out on the world stage.

Uranus is trine the eclipse. This can mean some huge surprises and I am going to dare to use the word “explosive” with this aspect. Combine this with the major influence Mars is tossing out and who knows what can happen. If you are traveling, please be safe, and as always, remember to be kind. 

 

 

 

 

Astrology for August 13-19, 2017

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We are between eclipses this week. Last week I added a post script to the end of the blog suggesting there could be weather or earth change related events to come. It seemed like my earthquake app was sending me alerts almost hourly. There were so many, I stopped paying much attention. Today I pulled up the USGS info for the past week and counted 90 earthquakes around the world at a magnitude of 4.5 or higher. WOW! That is over a dozen a day.

What I failed to mention was the severe human factor we might see last week. I will not cover these events because they are too close to politics, a topic I try to steer clear of. However, there may be no way for me to avoid it completely in the future.

As for severe weather this month, Arizona had a rare tornado event. It was faint but none the less real. Called a land spout, this small tornado was spotted just south of Phoenix, AZ that was brought on by Monsoon storms. Tucson had at least one tornado in July. Canada has had three tornadoes touch down various parts of Ontario. I remember when tornadoes only happened in what we call tornado alley the runs from Alabama up through Oklahoma, Arkansas, the Ohio Valley, and up into Illinois.

Wild fires dot the western landscape from Santa Barbara to northern California, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Flash floods have occurred in many parts of the country. New Orleans was in the news due to flooding in early August, now Florida is expecting them. Several areas in the Midwest have had warnings or actually had flash floods. Some folks are saying the Monsoons are moving east.

Of course, none of these weather events are really new to us. This year has been riddled with one flash flood or strange tornado after another.

There are a number of active and erupting volcanoes on the planet. Naturally, the “Ring of Fire” (Kurile Islands to the Philippines) has the most activity with eight active volcanoes. There are six each in the Pacific Ocean, the African and Indian Ocean, and Indonesia. That brings the count up to 26.

There are five active and erupting volcanoes in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Four are located in South America. Two are in European Atlantic area. And last but not least, there is on in Antarctica. That totals 38 active volcanoes on the planet. The North American and Australia are the only continents with no activity on the actual continent.

That is a very long way to illustrate that there is a whole lot of energy going on. There is little wonder why we are seeing the volatile things we are seeing between people and countries in the news lately. I expect this to continue for some time to come. I also expect some big changes in the political landscape of this country in the next month or two. I also think we will see more riots or gatherings like the one in Virgina this weekend but only time will tell that. I expect these to take place in various places in the country with larger cities like NYC, Chicago, and cities in California being where the largest ones will be held.

All of this is energy regardless of whether we feel it is good or bad, is moving to us to evolve, to awaken from our dark sleep and become enlightened beings of love. Eclipses assist this transformation.

The New Moon always new beginings and the recent Lunar eclipse amplified that energy. Don’t forget about the Lions Gate energy that is adding to its goodness from the central Sun to the transformation mix. Eclipses, both solar and lunar, happen every year but seldom do we get to see a total eclipse move across the US. The last time this happened was on June 8, 1918. For me, this is a once in a life time experience. Even though I will not be in the path of total darkness, I will, clear skies permitting, see more than I did with the Annular eclipse of May 10, 1986.

For a list of past eclipses in the US, check out the web page link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_visible_from_the_United_States

This week, beginning with today, The Sun is trine Saturn. This is a productive aspect. The focus is on our long term goals. Promotions at work are possible, as well as recognition for accomplishments. Taking on more duties will be a good thing and come without added stress in most cases. This transit is also a good time to mentor the next generation. I hope you share only love, tolerance, and compassion with the young ones.

Mercury is now fully retrograde and most of you know what that means. Put all new project on the shelf till after September 10, chill out, and review/revisit things in our lives. Mars is also giving us a fit now because he has been nearly conjunct the Sun for a few weeks. This brings out the fire and anger in us. But it also gets us moving too. One way of another. Remember that all that is dark and all that has been hidden in this world must come to the light to be transformed or transmuted into light. The unfortunate part of this is how ugly the dark parts are and how we are forced to see them as we are now witnessing in the world.

This Tuesday Venus will be opposite Uranus. Surprises could pop up in the area of finance, relationships, and the arts. Many of them are probably not going to be to our liking. So be cautious in your spending and relationships in particular. I won’t guarantee this will prevent any problems in these areas but it might be best to be cautious.

Thursday Venus moves to square Jupiter. Jupiter loves to expand things and most of the time is considered to the be the planet of good luck and optimism. When he is square to another planet, that is not always the case. This square could mean that any missteps we make in our relationships or finances thanks to the Uranus -Venus opposition, could be magnified by this square. I would say an extra helping of caution is called for this week.

Come Sunday, things have cooled down and are looking better. This is when the Sun trines Uranus. This will be the first of two thanks to Uranus being retrograde. The next one will be in December.

This trine aspect is progressive and loves freedom. Sunday is the day to let go of what ever you need to. For me, this is a lot of extra belongings. I have lots I things I have no interest in any longer. The process of purging is slow but steady. I wish you luck with yours.

I wish each of you peace, love, and light. Please remember to be kind to one another. You never know when or how you might need a helping hand. Help could show up in from a most unexpected source.

Astrology for August 6-12, days of the week portion

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A lot of things going on in the skies this week!

First of all, I want to remind you that Mercury entered his storm period last Thursday. This means that he has slowed down to less than 40 degrees per day and preparing to station and turn retrograde on the 13th.Treat this time as if Mercury were already retrograde.

Today, 8/6/17, a T-square involving Venus, Jupiter, and Pluto is in full effect. It peaks on the 15th, and ends two days after the Solar eclipse, or on 8/23. This pattern is affecting our relationships. What ever is not working will be brought up and into view so we can take a good look at where there is harmony and where there isn’t. Staying centered in our hearts will be the best way to resolve any conflicts. New opportunities in the area of finances will be music to some ears. I hope this turns out to be your ears.

Monday is the Lunar eclipse and Full Moon. The effects of this most powerful of eclipses will last 6-12 months. Hang on to your hats. Change is inevitable!!! And I am not talking the sort that a Mercury retrograde brings either. This is all about living authentically. I know at least one person who will enjoy reading this. If you are looking for happiness all you have to do is use your talents, gifts, and sparks of intuition to serve the human collective. Joy will no doubt be the result of such authenticity.

Tuesday is the peak of the Lions Gate Portal. For more on this read two posts back. There is also a finger of God, or Yod forming between Mars, Neptune, and Pluto. Pluto is always wanting us to be real and authentic. Tha planet loves to get down to it while at the same time, sending us loads of perceptiveness and source energy.

Wednesday the Sun is quincunx or inconjunct Pluto. This means they are 150 degrees apart. Our forward movement now depends on the changes we make in our lives. Our psychological development is what needs our attention most.

Wednesday also brings us Mars sesquiquadrate Chiron. This aspect can cause us to be touchy and easily offended. At the same time, expressing our emotions of anger or desire could be difficult.

Thursday Mercury sextiles Venus. This aspect is good for doing social things. It is also good for dialogue, negotiations, romance, business, partnerships. This is favorable energy for clarifying love relationships and making promises. Oh, My!

That same day, Mars is quincunx Neptune. Some of us could feel out of step and have no direction. Good ole Neptune always likes things elusive, doesn’t he? Some of us could feel as if we have been overcome with a case of the lazies. Pay attention so you don’t make careless mistakes in judgment or do something that could cause your plans not to come to fruition.

The last aspect for Thursday is the Sun sextile Jupiter. This is a good luck aspect. Anything to do with marketing and self-promotion is in the spotlight with this aspect. Generosity abounds and Jupiter is helping us see the big picture. I think that is almost always a good thing.

Friday my dear friend and ruler Uranus will be semi square Neptune. This can cause some restlessness in the area of our hopes and dreams. Remember Uranus is a rebel and loves independence while Neptune is all about the illusion and fantasy.

This might be the perfect time to talk about Uranus retrograde too. As I said in the last eclipse post, a planet is most powerful when it changes direction. Uranus, because he moves so slow, is still in that powerful window. However, once he gets settled in his backward motion, he won’t be as quick or chaotic as he usually is. But just like a Mercury retrograde, which we are moving into, Uranus’s retrograde period over the next five months, will be a great time to take a look at how well we are using the qualities he has to offer.

Between now and January 2, 2018, we could examine how well are doing at using our talents, intuition, and how well we are managing the chaos in and around us. Are we being our authentic selves and living in alignment with our soul’s purpose? In case you don’t know what that is, Uranus is trying to help us figure it out and the eclipse energy is giving us lots of help. Open up and allow the Universe to be of assistance!

The last aspect this week, or the last one I want to cover, comes on Saturday when Venus is trine, Neptune. Again the illusion energy! This time is a bit different however because we will likely find we are more interested in the world of art and beauty. Imagination could spike as well. I love it when this happens.

The best way to use this sweet, gentle energy is to be gentle. Be kind, compassionate, and open. There is also a certain level of magic in the air that can make our relationships and social interactions much less stressful than they might be. Romance could in the cards, or in the skies for us too. What a nice way to end the week and begin a weekend!

Two posts in one day? Ok! That is a record I think. All this energy has me revved up and paying attention. I have also been pretty wiped out too. Friday about 5 PM I could not hold my eyes open so I laid down for a nap. I slept 2.5 hrs. Got up for 2.5 hrs and went back to bed at 10 PM. I slept another solid 8 or 9 hours. That is a lot of sleep and clearly, my body needed it.

Point is, as I said in the Lions Gate post last week, be good to yourself. Eat clean, fresh foods and drinks lots of clean water. Get your feet on the ground, in some dirt or water, get as much rest as your body requires. Don’t think that your tiredness is wimpy or from eating too much sugar. While it might be those things, it is more likely that your body is just dealing with an influx of energy in a way that makes you feel tired. REST! !! Be kind to yourself. That’s all……

Have a GREAT week! ! !

 

PS….with all this energy……. pay close attention to earthquakes, volcanoes, storms, geomagnetic storms, etc. I can’t help but feel we are likely to see some earth change and  weather related events in the coming days and weeks.

Eclipse Astrology for August 6-12, 2017

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Welcome to eclipse season! It’s also LEO season and yesterday I got together with about 30 friends for the 31st annual Leofest! We are getting older so instead of the traditional party where we walk from one person’s house to another and drink a different drink at each, we all met at a restaurant. It was so good to see everyone and to my delight, there was a new, budding romance in the group. These folks dated for about a years over 30 yrs ago and reconnected this past spring. How awesome is that?

Eclipse energy is so interesting. Eclipses represent some of the most powerful energy the Universe has to offer us. While humans are quite adept at resisting any change in our lives, eclipses literally force us to change. They are full of surprises, shake us up, and get us moving forward fast!

Every year the cosmos gives us at least 4 eclipses. Sometimes there are more. A recent example of this was in 2011. There were 6 eclipses that years with another taking place just 10 days before the beginning of 2011. That is a LOT of change in a short period of time!

Eclipses almost always come to us as a set. A few years back I remember there were three in a row but this is unusual. They also show up in signs that are directly opposite each other. This year the lunar eclipse is in Aquarius and the solar eclipse is in its opposite sign, Leo.

If you read the previous post about the Lions Gate Portal, you know that we are also in the midst of some pretty good energy being directed to us from the Central Sun. This energy is coming through the sign of Leo which is heart energy. The Lions Gate peaks on 8/8 and will phase out after 8/12. There is no way I can cover all I would like to about this energy. Please look into it on your own and read the post right before this one for more info.

This week I want to focus mainly on the lunar eclipse and how it could affect us. This eclipse will take place at 15 degrees Aquarius. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet known for quick change, authenticity, humanitarianism, inventiveness, independence, individuality, rebellion, and weather. Those of us with planets at 14-16 degrees of any sign will be the most affected. This will also affect all Aquarians and Leos more than other signs. As an Aquarian, I am paying extra attention to this set of eclipses.

I plan to deal with all this change by staying in observer mode as best I can and not get my knickers in a twist worrying about what is next. I know change is coming to my world. I also know some of it will be unpleasant and some down right difficult. Byron Katie talks about “loving what is.” I think that is going to be great advice for me in the coming months and years. If you don’t know who Byron Katie is, you can find videos of her teaching and work with people on YouTube. She’s been a favorite of mine for many, many years.

Perhaps the best news is that Uranus has just turned retrograde as of August 3rd. Planets are the most powerful when they change direction but this doesn’t last a long time. This boost in power is important to take note of in relation to this lunar eclipse. Unlike Mercury, Uranus moves very slowly so his extra powerful energy will be in full effect during this next lunar eclipse. I’ve been saying for a long time that this is going to be an interesting summer. Are you starting to get the picture? Stay calm, this will ease up in the coming week or two.

All of this Full Moon and eclipse energy it pushing us toward letting go of things. Sometimes this means letting go of people too, either by choice or by transition/death. This past week I lost two old friends but in the process of grieving with other friends via social media, I have reconnected with some other old friends. These reconnections could mean renewed relationships or it could mean that we reconnect only to remember why we disconnected in the first place.

Letting go of possessions is one thing. We are often attached to our belongings because of how owning them makes us feel. They fill a gap in our lives. The truth of the matter is, we only think we need them because we think we are not enough. Learning this and letting go is not a fast or easy process for most of us.

Again, I will use myself as an example. About 12 yrs ago, I came to realize that I have a house full of stuff to make up for the lack of people in my house. While I have an active and full social life, I don’t have people or pets to come home to. I discovered I used things to fill that gap.

Realizing why I collected things was one thing.  It has taken me a dozen years to get excited about purging. I must credit part of that to reading Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.”

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I won’t tell you that I have a totally tidy house yet, or that I followed Marie’s method to the letter, but I will say that over all I found this book an extremely valuable tool in changing the way I view my stuff. For the past couple of months, I have tried to fill my trash can each week with things I no longer want or need. I also sell or give away some things. Another perk is that I shop now only for the things I actually need like healthy foods and supplements. Earlier today I even considered taking my dishes down to just two. Two plates, two bowls, etc. I doubt I will do that anytime soon but I am pleased that I had this thought.

Another perk from the book is that I now shop only for the things I actually need like healthy foods and supplements. Earlier today I even considered taking my dishes down to just two. Two plates, two bowls, etc. I doubt I will do that anytime soon but I am pleased that I had this thought.

To wind things up, for now, I want to share two exercises that you can use to make the most of this eclipse and Full Moon energy. One is making a list of what you want in your future. Be very clear. I know this sounds a bit t like many of the tools used in the plethora of sources on manifesting and it is similar. But make a list anyway.

After you have made the list, take a look a why you want each thing and write these down in a separate column. If the answers are based on the material or the ego, try to distill them down to non-material and non-ego based reasons. An example might be: I want a new car. Some folks might say they want a new car because they want to show the world they are successful. Cars represent status to many. I want a new car because I car is 19 yrs old. It is still in decent shape and runs well, but it is quickly deteriorating from age alone.

What ever it is that you want, write it down. Make that list. Let the universe know what you want. Then let go of the list, burn it, tear it into little pieces, but let it all go and don’t ponder what was on the list. When you ponder, you are holding on. If you are holding on, the Universe can not work for you. It can’t drive that car if you are still sitting in the driver’s seat. 

The second tool is to use this mantra:

I release. I let go. I surrender (to G*d). I forgive.

Releasing and letting go is the easiest of the four. When we surrender, we are getting out of the driver’s seat. The hardest part for most of us is the forgiveness. I personally believe forgiveness begins with forgiving ourselves not others. Many disagree. 

The people around us, all those that have offended us,  are just playing their part in this life as best they can. Forgiving ourselves means we forgive how we have responded to them playing their part. Remember too,  that forgiveness does not mean that you have to set yourself up for that same stuff again. You are allowed to move on and even cut those people out of your life. It’s called boundaries and taking care of yourself. Be like Uranus and live your authentic life! 

Keep at it. You will succeed! 

The Lunar eclipse is tomorrow, August 7, 2017. Get busy! Enjoy this influx of dynamite energy!

I will get to the days of the week a bit later. I think this eclipse energy is by far the most important thing to talk about for now.