Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Libra Full Moon April 7, 7:34pm PDT

Libra Full Moon
April 7, 7:34pm PDT 

18 Libra 43 

With astrology, as in many things, nothing happens in a vacuum.  Today’s Libra Full moon is not just a fun little full moon landing on our shores ready to serve.  Instead it arrives about 8 hours after Mars exact square with Uranus.    Mars the fighter has met its match with Uranus the rebel.   Mars never met a fight it didn’t like and Uranus is such a cuckoo player that he is impossible to track, even if Mars thinks he’s got Uranus in his sights, Uranus will do something out of the blue.    These two warriors are generating an abruptness in the air that is very agitating.    And all of that in a pandemic.    Okie Dokey. 

If there have been sparks of late and even today, we may benefit by tonight’s Libra Full Moon.   Libra ask the questions:  
What is fair? 
Where do I need negotiation?
What is balanced? 
Where are you?  Where am I?  What’s the space in between?  

Libra air sign can speak to getting ‘air’ from a person, a situation, an argument or a feeling.  
Venus the ruling planet of Libra is well aspected with Saturn and Mars and we should come up with some solution that gives us the space we need to find balance.  It could be a conversation (Venus in Gemini) or a walk (Mars likes action) or it could be an online lecture/pod cast (Aquarius) that helps give us the ‘air’ to breathe through whatever is going on.     Poke around, find something to help or reach out to a friend.    Libra knows there needs to be something on the other side of ‘me’ to help us get through any bumps.  

We continue to be in a bumpy period since Jupiter is still on top of Pluto stirring up our philosophies, judgement, opinions.  Some of us will consider if the big picture ideas that we hold need an evolution?   Our power (Pluto) is open for big (Jupiter)  practical changes.   For more information on where this evolution is focused, look to see where 24/25 degrees of Capricorn is in your chart.  That house is up for change.   If you don’t know your chart you probably already have a good feeling where your practical side is being challenged like a three-legged dog running a marathon.    This Jupiter/Pluto aspect will be with us most of the year and we will get new information at various times.  With this Libra full moon, ask how are you being informed by your significant relationship/partner(s) that there needs to be a change?     It starts with a thought and a conversation which is the domain of Venus in Gemini who is helpful during this full moon.   

The full moon lasts until April 11 1:05am PDT 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Jupiter conjunct Pluto: April 4 -- Steroids and flashlight


Jupiter conjunct Pluto 
April 4 7:44pm PDT 

When historians of astrology look back on Covid 19 and the economic ramifications they will point to: 
January 10 Solar Eclipse 
January 12 Saturn conjunct Pluto 
April 4 Jupiter conjunct Pluto 
Mars transiting Capricorn 

As we indicated in previous reports Jupiter was in Capricorn in 2008 when the economy crashed.   Jupiter struggles in Capricorn (its fall) because its bigness is so big and Capricorn is so constricted and reserve.  Imagine the biggest personality you know and now put him/her in a restricted environment.  Hard to get them to be productive and not just throw plates against a wall.    So, Jupiter brings his bigness to restriction, thus a crash in markets.  We had it in 2008. Since December Jupiter has been grinding its way to Pluto and we have seen a volatility to the market as extremes as Jupiter is big.   Pluto is a planet of death and rebirth, power, corruption, evolution (and viruses btw) and in Capricorn which connects to social order and status, government, big business and systems.   Cracks in the system are there for everyone to see since Jupiter has been bringing its huge flashlight and steroids.  Now as it heads to April 4 it has a little more energy because Saturn left Capricorn last week and Jupiter is heading to Pluto without a minder putting a thumb on him.  We should prepare for perhaps a bit of relief,  but we would be also wise to prepare for a compounding of the dystopic landscape we are already experiencing.   Big death, Big cracks, Big weaknesses.   Once we get past the conjunction Jupiter will continue on its merry way  until it retrogrades and hits Pluto again June 30 and Nov 12.  In meantime we slog out Mars getting into a tussle with Uranus (separate post).     On May 15 Jupiter retrogrades until September 13.   We may see a revisit of issues from now presenting again in summer and early fall.   However, at that time we will have all our eyes on Mars retrograde in Aries where the pirate/warrior will be up everyone’s grill.   Arghh. 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Astrology This Week ; March 30 Week

Astrology of The Week 

Here on planet Covoid 19 we remain in our houses practicing social distancing and of course leaning into Saturn in Aquarius and all his isolation—but that’s why god created Zoom.  It is so perfect for this ERA.  

We have moved out of the New Phase of Aries and are in the Crescent moon.   For those people who still haven’t gotten their Treasure Map made you still have time!  Please do it. 

This week we have more bumpy planetary action. 
Mars leaves Capricorn and into Aquarius on Monday(12:43pm PDT) and then immediately conjuncts Saturn on Tuesday (11:31am PDT).   Testiness will be acute.  Cyber crisis probably also in the mix along with all the Covid 19 issues.   Saturn is the planet of timing and Mars may accelerate timelines.   Cyber meetings kicking up no doubt.   Demand on the cloud might be problematic.   

We move into First Quarter Moon on Wednesday with accent on family and on feelings.  Perhaps there is a peeling down to a new feeling inside us that has been out of view for awhile.   

This week prepares us for the weekend where on April 4 which is loaded down with Jupiter/Pluto aspect and then Mars/Uranus the following week on the 7th .   Let’s get this week figured out and then we’ll tackle next week.   

Be safe.   Stay home.  

Crescent Moon Phase
March 28, 5:18am PDT

Focus on: What are you learning about finances?  What are you learning about your values?  What are you learning about practicality?  What are you learning about building something slow and steady?  

Special Focus

3/28: Venus trine pluto.  Transformation.  Values, love, money get a new path.   A practical approach creates a more abundant path as long as something is released.  
3/30:  Mars enters Aquarius 
3/31: Mars conjunct Saturn.  A new energy to structure.  New buildings, projects, focused energy.   Any loss gets a new warrior.   

First Quarter Moon 
April 1, 2020 3:31am PDT   
11:57 am PST 

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that speak to your family?  What actions are taking that speak to your feelings?  What action are you taking that speak to harnessing your emotions?  

Special Focus:
4/3: Venus enters Gemini
4/3 Mercury conjunct Neptune: Soft, muted, fuzzy thinking.  Conversation very fuzzy.  Faith and spirituality are welcomed but not delusions.     
4/4: Venus trine Saturn.  Love, money, values get structures that work.   Commitments to values is accented.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Treasure Map Time is HERE!

On March 24 at
2:28am EDT
3:28am MDT
4:28am CDT
5:28am EDT
9:28am GMT
We launch the New Year (lunar) with the Aries New Moon.     At that time we will launch our Treasure Maps.  I am hoping you have taken the last few weeks to clean your house, dust, declutter, and your car and I hope you cleaned your brains of beliefs, judgements about self that don't serve.  We want our slate to be as clean as possible when it comes time to launch the Maps.  
If you realize on New Moon that you still have some piles, that's okay, clean them up quickly so you can feel the reward of a completing a task --and clearing out clutter.  

If you have never done a Treasure Map  --here's what they are about:

What is a Treasure Map? Come here for all the data.

In Spring of 1996, astrologer and teacher Robert Buz Myers (whom I miss very much) asked all his students to make a Treasure Map for the Aries New Moon. I was fortunate to have been a participant in the process and it was an extraordinary experience. I have been sharing this process for 20+ years.

A treasure map is a collage of photos, pictures, words, pieces of things that make sense to you. Whatever you want, you put them on cardboard and this acts similar to a vision board. This board will be your MAP of what you want for the coming year. It is your call out to the Universe. This is your Treasure Map.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "What do I want for the coming year?"
Exactly what it says. Do you want a new house, a new living room, better health, stronger marriage, reconnect with people, a bigger family, a bigger community? Do you want to write your book? Do you want a new car? What is it you want? 
Do you even know what you want? If you are like many of us, you are so busy running around, taking care of everyone else that you might not have a fig of an idea what you want for your new year. That is the beauty of this process. You must sit down and figure it out. Give yourself this time to do it. Be just that selfish and dare to dream.

Why do we do it in Spring and not January?
Treasure Maps are made during the Aries new moon. Aries new moon change from year to year and this year, it will take place on March 24 at 2:28am PDT. 
They are made on Aries new moon, because that is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is when you plant your seeds. It is the real beginning of the New Year. It should not be confused with the first day of spring, which is on March 20. New moon means the sun and moon are in the same degree. For those who don't know much about astrology (which is totally okay) Aries is the sign of SIGHT. So, that's why it is so important to have pictures of what you want. You need to visualize it. Or if you don't do photos/pictures.. Put up words. It is just important for you to SEE THEM.
Note--you do not need to know or understand astrology to do a map.  If however you would like to read about this particular Aries New Moon you can go to my article HERE.

So, I'm going to be busy on March 24th can I start it before the 24th?

Do I have to buy a bunch of magazines, I'm broke, can I just borrow some old ones from friends
UPDATE RE: Corona Virus
Because most of us are sheltering in place--go ahead and use magazines sitting around your house.  Or download images.  Print them.  Or Make a cyber one.  

This is the process under normal circumstances:
Personally, when I started my treasure maps I always did them with fresh new magazines. And in the old days, (not married, no children) I spent a lot of dough on them because I wanted lots of choices. But with time, I ended up only getting a few magazines. I never borrowed magazines from friends however I know that there are people who did it in previous years and they were happy with their results. So, it really is your call. But if you do borrow them make sure they are put away until March 24th so they are fresh to you on that date.

What if I don't want magazine photos, can I just use my own pictures.. like my husband, my family etc?
Sure. You can print up photos. You can also use images from pininterest, etc. You can draw and paint, this is you MAP. Do what your instincts call you to do.

Do I only focus on things? 
Heck no! I would also encourage you to focus on beliefs and experiences. Affirmations like “I’m abundant” or “I am always feeling loved” “My health is vibrant.” “My partner and I are always growing closer.”

Is there any pattern I have to use when I put the photos or the words on my board? 
No you can do it anyway you want. 
I will say that in previous years my friends and I used the feng shui baguas for pattern. Basically I would break up the board into 9 areas. A grid like this:
7-self-knowledge (and travel)
9-helpful people and angels.
To get more clarity on the baguas go HERE. https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g…
If you use the feng shui baguas, you will naturally cover most areas of your life. As you can see it is all represented there. But again, you don’t have to do it that way. Some people have even made round boards.

Can I build a cyber map?
Many mappers are more comfortable with cyber maps, which are always on their computer.
And they have had success. Again, it is your call, do what your heart tells you to do.

How much time do I have to build my map? 
Ideally you should build your map during the new phase of Aries new moon which would take you from the March 24 until Crescent moon March 28 (5:18am PDT) But if you need more time, you can give yourself up until Full Moon (April 7  7:35pm PDT). I  encourage people to do it in the beginning but I don’t want people to be pressured so if you need the whole waxing moon you can use it. If you find yourself having not done your map and it is full moon, then skip it and do a map next year in 2021.

Do I have to do it alone or can I do it with friends?
You can do it either way. I have built mine with my 2 other friends. We are like family and it felt so right to do it with them. We started them together. I know that there are several people who have little parties where they invite those close to them over. It is a lot of fun to do them with others--..We would all pass around the magazines.. "Hey, I found a great beach bungalow does anyone need a beach vacation? Or it would be, "I have got to lose 10 pounds, any ideas what I should put on my map?" and low and behold someone will come up with a good suggestion.

Do I have to finish it all at one sitting?
No. Often I used to cut my stuff out with my friends. Maybe glue a little thing here or there and then take it home and finish it over the course of a day or two.

Can my kids do it with me?
Yes! It is great for them to focus and think about what they want. Have them build their own maps. They also might give you their thoughts about what they think you should have in your life. Helps them to think beyond them, right?

Does it work?

Okay. I don't want to sound like a spoilsport but I’m just not interested in building a collage, can I do something else?
Sure you can take a nice piece of orange paper and write down wishes or affirmations during Treasure Map time. My wishes can sometimes feel like prayers and they are much broader in my desires. At times I felt like I needed to switch to 'less is more' after several years of mapping. However I would encourage newcomers to make the actual maps. But if you really don't feel the call then just write your desires down. I like orange paper. So,vibrant. So Aries.

Is it ok to have things continue over to the next year? Long-term, ongoing stuff that has progressed but needs to continue to progress?
Yes. Of course. But with a small caveat. My experience after doing these for years is that when something really takes time and doesn't gel in the first year then there is something still not right. It might be something you are aware of or you might not be aware of a hurdle.
You may need to shift something about your long range goals. My sense is that they need a wee bit refining or broadening. Just a thought. But definitely don't give up on the dream. And remember sometimes desires may need a physical move. For example one mapper had a baby on her map for a couple of years it was not until she and her husband moved that the baby arrived. Perhaps the baby needed a new community, a new energy to land in? Same with jobs? Or meeting a partner? Just might need to be in another city. If you are feeling drawn to a move it might be for a bigger reason. Just sayin’

I'm really excited is there anything I can do now before Treasure Map to help my map?

Yes, yes, yes.... I said this in previous years and I'll remind everyone now. Get rid of clutter. Get rid of things that are bugging us. Get rid of ick. Try if you can to clear some space in your life so you can be ready for the treasure map. Remember, Einstein said, "NO TWO THINGS CAN OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE." Read that several times... now ask yourself, do I have space in my house, my family, my time, my life in general and my brain for more? If the answer is no. Then start housecleaning! 
Clear out the stuff between now and March 24th.  Now do you understand why it is important not to start your map before the new time? 
By the way, I personally don't buy any of my supplies before the New starts. But I know some of you can't do that and if you must buy before please put aside and don't touch it until the new. Don't thumb through magazines. Leave it all be. 
Good luck and dream big!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Aries New Moon -- Survival

Aries New Moon launches March 24, 2020 2:28am PDT

This is an extraordinary time.   It is important for us to connect to our source and find guidance.  This is not just for the 29 day lunar month but this speaks also to the lunar year which launches with this New Moon.

Take time to connect deep, it lies within you.

You will find my article HERE.

And make a Treasure Map, it will tell you something about your needs.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Saturn in Aquarius. New Work - March 21

Saturn in Aquarius 

Written February 23, 2020 

March 21(8:58pm PDT):  Saturn enters Aquarius 
May 11 (2:58pm PDT):  Saturn retrograde (1 Aquarius 57)
July 1 (4:37 PDT):   Saturn re-enters Aquarius
Sept 28 (10:11pm PDT):   Saturn station direct  - 25 Capricorn 20
Dec 16 (9:04pm PST):  Saturn re-enters Aquarius 
Dec 21 (10:20am PST):  Jupiter conjunct Saturn at  0 Aquarius 29

As we have discussed in previous reports, Jupiter and Saturn will form a conjunction in December.  The conjunction is in Aquarius setting off a new cycle for the next two hundred years where the two planets will only connect in air signs.    Since 1802 until now all the Jupiter Saturn conjunctions have been in earth sign, except for one 1981.  These conjunctions speak to the world moving from an agrarian society to industrial.   Now we begin a fundamental shift in air matters.  We had preview of the air energy when the two planets conjunct in 1981 in Libra which arguably helped set off The Internet/Computers and new technology.   It is not ironic that the foreshadow of air sign conjunctions was in Libra the sign of relationships and now forty years later we are all in relationship with our phone?    We will be heading into this new world in December which will be both subtle and obvious and profound.  More will be revealed in the coming months but in the meantime, Saturn begins its own two-year journey in Aquarius on March 21.   The last time Saturn was in Aquarius was 1991 – 1993 and before that 1962-1964 and the time before that was 1931-1934.    Saturn which is the planet of rules and status quo is quite topsy turvy when it is in iconoclastic Aquarius.   Who is on top is subject to change.  And as we discussed new technology and humanity are Aquarius calling cards.  We should expect a new level of seriousness and work in both areas.     

Updated March 18, 2020 
I posted to some friends a week ago when we started to hear about ‘social distancing’ that it was perfect for Saturn in Aquarius.   Saturn is the planet of restrictions and Aquarius speaks to humanity and society.   I hope to god we do not have to spend the entire 2 ½ year in quarantine but I do know that our cyber connections will strengthen and be hard working for us during Saturn in Aquarius.  We will share skills with one another.  At the same time any weaknesses in community will also be revealed.   If there are any weaknesses in The Internet and technology we will see those problems and have to process our way  to solutions.    

Saturn has begun its long conversation (fight-square) with Uranus in Taurus and although we started to see manifestations of the tension when Saturn hit the last degrees of Capricorn we should anticipate more trouble when it moves into Aquarius.   Money and economy is all about this aspect and it has been rough.    There will be three squares in 2021 (Feb 14, June 14, Dec 24).   As we head through 2020 we will build to the square.  More money issues and stresses will be pronounced.   Taurus also speaks to our values.  Uranus will upset the apple cart so that we can find our values.  Saturn who likes everyone to stay in their lanes and uphold the status quo is not so -status quo-ish in Aquarius.   Saturn will, without a doubt take things away to help usuncover the answer to the question:  What are people’s values?      

In order to understand to the latest Saturn transit in Aquarius I have gone to timelines and pulled out some Aquarian/brilliant/ techy/community/humanity/ Work/Struggles/ Saturn-y facts.  You may want to search these years on your own as well but here are snippets: 

Saturn in was in Aquarius 1932-1935 – FDR  gave weekly ‘fireside’ chats via radio.   Radio of course being new technology.    Civilian Conservation Corps (how perfect Saturn) is authorized and provided work for three million men for nine years. Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. The world’s fair opens in Chicago celebrating a “Century of Progress” .   An engineer in Oklahoma discovers radio waves emanating from the Milky Way—Karl Janksy becomes the “Father of Radio”     
At the same time, Fascism, Nazism gains followers. 
In 1933 Hitler is elected chancellor.  He also announces a state sponsored “People’s Car” – Volkswagen.

Saturn was in Aquarius 1962-1964 
Gary Powers CIA pilot of a high tech spy plane that was shot down two years earlier is exchanged for a Soviet Spy.   
First Lady Jackie Kennedy gives a televised tour of the White House. 
Space race reaches a new bar when astronaut John Glen circles earth three times 
World’s Fair in Seattle, theme “Space Exploration”.
Three thousand troops quell riots allowing the first black student, James Meredith to enter the University of Mississippi.   
The Cuban Missle Crises begin in response to Soviet Union building offense missiles in Cuba.  
US, USSR & UK agree to limited nuclear test-ban on nuclear testing above ground. 
MLK gives his ‘I have a dream” speech at Lincoln Memorial.   
JFK is assassinated in Dallas TX. 
Beatles arrive in the USA bringing Beatlemania 

Saturn was in Aquarius 1991 – 1993 
Intel ships the first Pentium chips revolutionizing the processing of computers around the world. 
The phrase “Surfing the Internet” is popularized.  
World Trade Center is bombed by Islamic terrorists.  
Rodney King Trial Verdict sets off riots in Los Angeles and other major cities
January NAFTA goes into effect creating a trade zone between Canada, US and Mexico 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Mercury Direct

Mercury Dates: 

2/16  Mercury stationed retrograde at 12 Pisces 53.  
3 /4: Mercury re-enters Aquarius 
3/9:    Mercury station direct 28 Aquarius
3/16:  Mercury re-enters Pisces 
3/29: Mercury shadow ends 

Shortly after the Virgo Full Moon launches, Mercury will station direct on March 9 (8:49pm PDT).   Only God in his infinite wisdom knows why he chose to get Mercury flying straight AFTER the full moon and not before.   Alas, perhaps any bumps that come up in the full moon are to inform our brains we still need to be brilliant to find our solutions.  In other words, the same old, same old may feel 'off'. 

Questions to ask with Mercury stationing direct at 28 Aquarius.  

What did our emotions tell us about areas that need fixing? 
How did we process our emotions?  
Were we stuck?  Or were we over flowing?   
Did we consider any new approaches to any issue?   
What did we break?   Did it need breaking?   
What did we learn through confusion? 
How has prayer and meditation helped us as we navigate unknown territory?  

How have we learned that our emotions connect to something deeper?   

When Mercury crosses back into Pisces we will perhaps see the questions above with more focus.    And by the time we get to March 29 a whole lot more clarity may come into play about the last six weeks in general.  Yay to clarity wherever we can find it!