Friday, July 31, 2009
"Oh, Sally, let me help you."
Closed Door Meetings will be popping up everywhere as Saturn in Virgo says, "Shut, the 'eff up." Well, actually, Virgo is a bit too delicate for that language, rather Saturn in Virgo will just shut the door quietly and put up a sign, "gone fishin' ''
If you are feeling argumentative and want to get into it with someone, well, do so at your own peril. This is not the time to push anyone. You could regret it later. Instead, take your self out for a huge workout. Go to the gym, go for a good run. Do something physical. But at the same time---do NOT race your car. Give yourself plenty of time to go anywhere because remember everyone has got a SHORT fuse and would love to go off on you.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The nodes of the moon are going to change signs. First of all, the nodes are not planets, they are points. They have to do with the sun, the moon and the earth and the paths that they take. The nodes are a bit erratic in that they go backwards and forwards all the time and in no set pattern. They also go through the signs backwards. Instead of Aries, Taurus, Gemini---they go into Gemini, Taurus then Aries. The nodes are split into North Node and South Node. And it is the North Node where we have to stretch. The South Node is where we are lazy and where we have to be careful that we don’t fall victim to our past. The North Node is harder but more much more rewarding. I will share a personal experience just to help clarify the nodes. I have a North Node in Scorpio in the 7th house and the South Node in Taurus in my first house was very easy. I could do anything alone (first house). Go to a movie, go to an event, hang out somewhere, go to dinner, I didn’t care if I was alone. I cherished it. Perhaps too much. What I was supposed to do was be in partnership. And the fact that I have North Node in Scorpio I needed to be a resource for others and ask people, ”What do you need?” Let me tell you---that was very hard for my South Node in Taurus in the first house!! I wanted to be my own person, do my own thing in my own time. At the same time, it was a bit lonely (Do ya think?). But once I put myself out there in a seventh house way my life was inordinately richer. Doors opened for me in ways I cannot explain. Perhaps downright miraculous. The funny thing is that I made the move to my North Node before I actually learned about the nodes. I felt compelled to stretch and get beyond myself. I knew it was calling me and I was doing the work but when I actually learned about the nodes it sealed the deal and I could never look back. If you want to learn more about your nodes I strongly encourage you to get Jan Spiller’s book “Astrology for the Soul.” It is a seminal book on the topic. http://www.amazon.com/Astrology-Soul-Bantam-Classics-Spiller/dp/0553378384
But back to my point (as always I drift). The nodes are going to change signs in August. The North node will move from “We are the world- Aquarius” into “Is this prudent?- Capricorn” and the south node will move from “I am great” Leo into “My feelings are so important Cancer”. While the North Node was in Aquarius (since Jan 2008), the need to be social and gather within groups was extremely pronounced. It is interesting to me that the stock market crashed while the North Node was in Aquarius, I mean didn’t it help to know that we all were in it together? We all lost 1/3 of our investments (or greater). But now when the bell gets rung in Capricorn it will be a bit different.
Before I speak of North Node in Capricorn let’s look back and see how the nodes work. In 2005 the North Node was in Aries. Aries demands to be a leader, it gets out in front, it is fiery, it is a general in search of an army. The South Node in Libra is waiting for others to take charge. Libra leans back and let’s others pick up the slack. Curiously, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and I remember marveling at the power of the nodes. Here was North Node in Aries and there was no leader. No president, no FEMA, no governor, or senator was leading. Many of them tried but it seemed like we were a boat without a rudder. Perhaps the only one who seemed to know things was that guy from Amsterdam working on dams at the University in Baton Rouge who had warned the levees were not sound. But then he was not a leader. He was just a smart guy that everyone ignored. The energy was out there for all of us to witness---I don’t know about you, but I found myself standing up in my world a bit more during that time. I was so frustrated by the lack of leader that I became my own leader.
And on September 11, the North Node was in Cancer and the South Node was in Capricorn. Remember the south node is the lazy side, the thing we need to stretch out from. Like many astrologers on that Tuesday morning, I quickly drafted a chart for the day and saw a lot of aspects but I did note that the South Node was in Capricorn. Capricorn when it is in the South Node is a bit of a scrooge and a task master and hung up with work. Sadly, the vast majority of those people who died on 9/11 died at work. After it happened didn’t all of us go home and hug our children and family more? Didn’t we all GET the North Node in Cancer energy at that moment?
Now eight years later the nodes will switch from 9/11. It will be the North Node who will be in Capricorn and we will need to release the south node in Cancer meaning we will release the emotions, the feelings, the neediness. What does that mean? Well, I can tell you that I know a lot of people who were born with North Node in Capricorn and they never got their career off the ground because of their South Node in Cancer. They didn’t feel like pushing themselves. They didn’t feel like moving to a new town with more opportunities. They clung to the familiar even when it was no longer prudent. This is absolutely the wrong message for North Node in Capricorn. Capricorn is not particularly sentimental. Of course when it is bad it is a scrooge and penny pincher and cold ass. But when it is excelling, it has long vision and is the ultimate survivor. Don’t believe me? Between 1935 and 1936 the North Node was in Capricorn and many Jewish families in Berlin said, “Get me out of here.” They left behind generations of memories and history and they headed for new countries because they saw the writing on the wall and they knew survival was more important than sentiment. Many took a financial bath but it was still worth it to keep the family alive. Isn’t that the positive side of cancer? That is the positive side of the nodes, stretch and blend.
And in ’35 in America , it was the depths of The Depression and the Dust Bowl was so bad many Oklahoman’s, Iowans and Missourians packed up and moved to California and other states. There was no work or sustenance for them in their bread basket state. They knew they had to move and they did what they could to get there. They left roots because those roots were now barren. Who benefited? Their children and their children’s children. That is a perfect example of blending the two nodes. When you stretch out to the north you get results that come from the south. But if you do it in reverse and hang out and hide in the south energy you suffer greatly.
Let’s continue to look back at North Node in Capricorn South Node in Cancer. It took place right smack in the middle of World War 1 (between 1916 and 1918) and it was during this time that the United States joined the war.
It also took place between 1953 and 1955 during the escalation of the Cold War and McCarthyism and in that case I think we can see where the fear in Cancer South Node got the better of the nation. We got another round of North Node in Capricorn between 1972 & 1973 and between 1990 until 1992 which both coincided with huge financial recessions in America. Does all of this feel familiar?
Basically, when we look back on the last century of North Nodes in Capricorn we see they are associated with very tough times. And in tough times you have to make tough choices, there is not much room for sentimentality (cancer south node). We should expect the same for our next round of North Node Cap/ South node Cancer which will last from August 2009 until March 2011. If I believed in coincidences I would say, how curious we are getting two new moons in Cancer where we are processing out our emotions just before the nodes switch into Capricorn and Cancer. Isn’t that convenient that we can clean up our act before the nodes change signs? But of course, I don’t believe in coincidences and I think this is a wonderful opportunity (by design) to prep us for the next two years which are going to have a hurdle of challenges. Don’t sleep through the next twenty eight days. Live light, eat light, watch your neediness and overt sentimentality and just for sport google north node in Capricorn. See what you can learn to prep yourself.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This got my attention and I googled Spezzano and found it. Feeling a little bit in the weeds on a topic, I decided to ask the cards for an anwer.
The three cards I picked were perfect! The answers made sense to me on many levels.
Anyway, it is Cancer New Moon and I feel like being abundant and sharing, like a good mom...for those of you who have an itch to get an answer, go here..see if it works for you!
Monday, July 20, 2009
As most of you know I generate a New Moon report on my very good friend Margaret Wendt's Metaphyiscal website which you can find here,
I write quite a bit more about the moon especially the issues with the nodes and I encourage you to read the whole article. There is a lot to share.
Perhaps on the last Cancer cycle we were spinning out of control trying to
take care of this person or that person. Maybe we were running around
putting out fires that were caused by one dysfunctional situation after
another. Then by the Capricorn Lunar Eclipse we were not so sure it
was all worth the “sturm and drang” (get out your German dictionary). We felt spent. We lay on our couch staring up at the ceiling wondering, “What was that I just experienced and was it worth it?” And the
answer? Most likely “NO.”
Now the question to ask is, “Are you going to do things differently on this Cancer New Moon and solar eclipse?” Spirit is giving you
another Cancer cycle to get it right. And by getting it right I am talking
about learning how to differentiate between real proactive emotions versus knee jerk juvenile emotions
---and the patterns that those reactions create.
I am sure many of you have already done that differentiation during
the last 28 days, so much that you will think long and hard before you
invest one more dollar, one more drop of sweat, tear or blood towards
anything and everything. And if you are silly and misguided and continue to respond with juvenile reactions, attitudes or beliefs you will have another lunar eclipse to set you straight (August 5). The August Full Moon Lunar eclipse is asking people to find their group of likeminded people (Aquarius Moon) and see how they can move their life to a better spot or at the very least an elevated spot where they can grow and shine (Leo Sun). And guess what? No juveniles
allowed! See why you are getting a second Cancer New
Moon? It is time to work out the kinks in your emotional and feeling body.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Sun Trine Uranus July 18 8:36pm (EDT)
Another great aspect in a week of pretty decent aspects. Today's Trine will power through the whole weekend. We should feel inspired and creative. Some of us will have emotional breakthrus and some of us will feel a little brighter and lighter than we have felt in awhile. It is the perfect aspect for a inpromptu invitation to a friend for an outting or maybe a small party will manifest quickly. An overall joyful day. I don't usually talk about aspects with the moon (there are hundreds of astrologers who cover that topic every day--so you are good for that data) but sunday has got two great trines and two crunchy squares. Add today's Trine with Sun and Uranus and I say the weekend is pretty darn good.
Go out and have FUN! That is an order.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Mercury will be making another outstanding aspect, this time with Uranus. Twice a year Mercury trines Uranus. As mentioned earlier Uranus is in the last few degrees of Pisces and although it will move into Aries next year and then retro back into Pisces for a bit.... this is the last time we will have a trine between Mercury in Cancer to Uranus in Pisces in our lifetime. We will get one more watery trine in the winter when Mercury is in Scorpio but the energy of Scorpio and the energy of Cancer are different so let's take this energy while we have it in our life.
Communications with family can improve on that day. Reach out, write a letter, send a note, make a phone call. Today's a good day. l It is also a great day to take care of house stuff. Wonderful day to reach out to someone intuitive perhaps even psychic. Great day to exercise, eat lightly (watch the sweets), drink a lot of water and go in for a small meditation---See what your antenna picks up.
If there is an answer you need to a complicated question you could find it today in the most unusual way. Why don't you and the universe challenge each other with a little request... "Dear, Spirit, I am open to hearing the answer to this question _________ . Go ahead and send it to me anyway you want, I will hear it!"
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Even if you don't know much about astrology you probably know this.......the planet next to the Sun is Mercury. Remember when you were in grade school you learned how hot Mercury is due to its proximity to the Sun? It is just that close. Well, because Mercury is so close in astrology it has a limited number of aspects it can make to the sun---1) a conjuction 2) a sextile.
Of the two we have about 3 or 4 conjunctions a year. The last one we had was in May and now we experiencing Sun Conjunct Mercury on July 13. Now, what the eff does this mean?
It means it is a great day to come up with something clever. A bright idea. You could come up with a plan that will be the smartest thing you've done in a long time. Perhaps you will bump into someone and learn something. Conversations can be very helpful on this day. You might even find a solution to some issue. Or it could be the beginning of the solution.
Because this is taking place at 22 degrees of Cancer there will probably be something smart and helpful for your family issues. Something that supports your roots, your foundation. Maybe you will get your diet (food) together.
Just a smart day to be smart!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Now that Pluto has moved into Cap, the power has shifted but we still see it at work. As we know Capricorn energy is about the pinnacle of success, the top of the food chain, the leaders in government, business and even charity.
Case in point, Pluto moved into Capricorn the last week of November and within the first 10 days we got---BERNIE MADOFF. How about that land slide?
Here we are six months later which is still early (will be in effect until 2023) and we had Senator Ensign from Nevada admitting to an affair and Governor Sanford and his love sick news conferences that went on and on and on...
For my astrological money that piece of this equation equals hypocrisy, specifically spiritual or religious hypocrisy. Given religion and spirituality are the property of Sag and Pisces and Uranus is in the last degrees of Pisces receiving an opposition from Saturn, I gotta say that is what I think it churning out some of these curious public humiliation cases. Saturn in Virgo is pushing us all to walk our talk. Make our daily life match our talk. And Uranus over there in Pisces has a lot of talk and beliefs but maybe the actions are not equal to the talk.
Curiously, I was mulling that data for the last couple of weeks when I heard this guy named Doug Coe was the spiritual advisor to both Sanford and Craig. And I remembered thinking, "one guy for those two? He sure is batting zero."
I didn’t think that much of it until I heard a fascinating interview by Terri Gross (Fresh Air : NPR) with Jeff Sharlet. Who has written a new book “The Family”.
In the book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American
Power, author Jeff Sharlet examines the power wielded by a secretive Christian
group known as the Family, or the Fellowship.
The leader of “The Family” is George Coe and “The Family” is not some run of the mill bible belt church. Not by a long shot.
Founded in 1935 in opposition to FDR's New Deal, the evangelical group's views
on religion and politics are so singular that some other Christian-right
organizations consider them heretical
You see, “The Family” seeks not the meek or the mild as often associated with Jesus but instead they believe God’s way is by reaching the wealthy and the powerful.
The group's approach to religion, Sharlet says, is based on "a sort of
trickle-down fundamentalism," which holds that the wealthy and powerful, if they
"can get their hearts right with God ... will dispense blessings to those
Well, the last time trickle down was in our zeitgeist it proved to be a huge failure and even though The Family has been around since 1935 I have to wonder if they it will survive Saturn Oppose Uranus---and Pluto in Cap.
Take a read and a listen to this piece and you’ll also wonder about their future. It is fascinating.
Monday, July 6, 2009
July 7-- 5:21am
We are experiencing the first of three eclipses. In some weird astro sandwich we have a lunar eclipse (July 7) followed by a solar eclipse(July 21) and then another lunar eclipse on August 5. Here's a snippet.
Technically we are talking about a full moon, new moon and full moon again. But with an eclipse the energy is more pronounced and our emotions get pulled. We can either snap like a rubber band or we stretch like leather on a drum and forever have a new tone. Of course this is more pronounced if you have any planets at the degrees in effect. In the case of Tuesday’s Full Moon Eclipse we are talking about 16 Cancer and 16 Capricorn, the window is a bit bigger so if you have got a planet between 14-18 Cancer, Capricorn, Aries and Libra—prepare to stretch!
Emotionally, the energy of the full moon (lasts about 2.5 days) is a bit reserved and constrained (Capricorn) and at first glance it might seem people are cut off from their emotions. Perhaps. But I would guess that it is really more of a place of pragmatism. There are times when it is fine to emote and let the feelings flow but perhaps this window would be better served by just taking care of business first and dealing with emotions later. Some people are going to be furious if they can’t get a reaction out of loved ones. Especially since there is a semisquare with Venus (feelings not reciprocated) I would say if you are doing that---you are going to lose. The winners in this race know that their emotions can be helpful—Later! Especially since Saturn is in the mix. Saturn is in Trine to the Moon and Sextile the Sun. Saturn is very practical and very detailed (while in Virgo) and it just brings a sober touch to anything it gets near. This again, brings out the cooler side of emotions. But on the mundane level, if you have got a project looming off shore on your TO-DO list, then take this energy to finish it. Saturn loves a great task. The harder the better.
Mars and Jupiter are still in square to one another so some of us are really still gunning for a fight. And Mars is in Square to Neptune clouding the issues. Me? I would table any fight and just go fix the back porch screen door or whatever it is that needs work.
Not to beat a dead horse but it is interesting that Michael Jackson’s memorial is taking place on this Lunar Eclipse which will stretch the USA’s Sun. My guess is that people will make money off of it (Capricorn Moon). DVDS can be yours for a small price!