Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Taurus New Moon

Hello, Friends.

Happy Taurus New Moon.  I apologize, Mercury retrograde got the better of me, well actually a major sinus attack got to me.  I was not able to put up Taurus New Moon until now (about 8 hours after new moon launched).  

Are you ready for a personal revolution?  Are you ready to do it bit by bit?   It is happening.  You can feel it.   I know I am, between sneezes.

Here's the article.



Friday, April 21, 2017

This Week in Astrology

This weekend we move into the Balsamic Phase of the Aries Lunar cycle.    We are in the release phase of this lunar month.   It is all about releasing.

Balsamic Moon Phase
April 22, 2017
11:14 pm EDT

Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new. 

Focus on We release our fuzzy.  We release our victim.  We release our confusion.  We release martyr.  

Then on April 26 (5:16am) our Taurus New Moon launches.   That posting will come up in a couple days.

On April 28 Venus re-enters Aries having wrapped up its retrograde on April 15.   No longer cockeyed optimist Pisces Venus we move from fantasy to hard charging action Aries..."let's get this party started!"

Also on April 28, Mercury conjuncts Uranus.  Normally this is a once a year aspect but because Mercury is retrograde we will get another round of this on May 9.    Brilliant thinking, breakthroughs,  mouthy, perhaps a wee bit chaotic.   Watch where lightening bolts hit on April 28 and prepare for them to hit again on the second pass.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pluto Retrograde

Pluto Retrograde
Apparently we don’t have enough planets retrograde because at the end of the 29-day Aries cycle, Pluto also will turn retrograde.  On April 20 he starts his journey at 19 Capricorn and five months later on September 28 he turns direct at 16 Capricorn.     Of course, Pluto spends half of every year in a backward motion so this is not extraordinary.    But for us Americans it is a very interesting time to watch the Pluto transits.   As I have said on previous reports, it takes Pluto 248 years to go around the sun.  The last time Pluto was at this degree was 1769.  Look at that date.  That is seven years before our American Revolution when Pluto was at 27 degrees Capricorn. 

Pluto will be at 27 Capricorn again and the USA will have what is called a Pluto return in 2022 (but we’ll start to ramp up in 2021).   What will America look like then?   It will certainly be here but it won’t feel or look the same as it does right now in 2017.   We are building towards something.  If you google “American Revolution and Time Line” you will see a number of incidents over many years that lead to July 4, 1776.   We can look around and know something is happening now.    This is an extraordinary cycle for us to be alive and witness.   Remember NO ONE in America is still alive for the last time Pluto was in Capricorn.   And here we are part and parcel of this dynamic period.   Do you think it is an accident?   Do you think something in our nature or in our children’s make up is here to experience this and be part of it?   Yes, so do I.  

And it does not take a political scholar to observe some of the same energies colonial Americans experienced are up again for us now to process.     Systems that are broken, corruption, scandals, the seeds of something is being repeated.    What institutions do we want to save?    What institutions do we want to keep but rebuild?   What institutions do we want to get rid of and what do we want as a replacement?  

Ever since Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008, which you must remember because that’s when the economy crashed and burned, we have all been processing the power of institutions and what makes them work and what does not and of course we see their corruption.   Have we fixed anything?  Maybe.  Maybe not.   Pluto is not done with its transit so we have 8 more years to work on all of this stuff that we are watching and processing.   

I heard someone say, “Politics is no longer a spectator sport” and I thought, “Yep, that’s Pluto in Cap.” 

The power of grassroots is the core of America’s history and it does seem kind of quaint when you realize that in what is now a 21 hour car ride from Savannah to Boston, those patriots in those 13 colonies shook the world when they said, “No” to British rule.   It was a long war and by the way Pluto was in Aquarius when it ended in 1783.   But had they not done what they did we would just be a giant Bermuda.  Instead America was born and shaped history for both good and bad.   I have ZERO idea where we will be at the end of this cycle but when Pluto slows down during the retrograde we should expect things to emerge that need to be addressed in a real way.   We will be asked to go down to the roots and dig something out.   And this is all political parties, something is ‘off’ in all of them and the answer will only come from the ground up.   There will be a number of ‘come to jesus’ moments for people who are looking at their politicians, institutions and the established way of doing business.   It will not feel right for many.         

Personally, those people who have planets between 16-20 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn you are already feeling an overhaul.   How are you accessing your power?  I will tell you if you are not accessing it and you seem to drone on and on about how you were once again made a victim, I would suggest you are missing the point of Pluto.  And if your friends aren’t telling you, let me be the one to break it to you, we want you to knock off the victim drama.   Stop it.  Make changes at the ground level and get on with life.  Pluto strips us down to our core.  Capricorn is brutal in its practicality.   If something is not working it will just push until we realize it is time to fix it.    During the retrograde some of us will be making adjustments as we fold in power and become more empowered.  This is not a time to be cruel but to shift and morph, grow and emerge.   If you feel like a snake shedding its skin or a butterfly emerging from a cocoon you are processing Pluto.   Watch what comes up between now and September and if you don’t get it ‘right’  don’t worry you will have another chance in winter. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Libra Full Moon

Libra Full Moon
21 Libra 33

April 11
2:08am EDT  
1:08am CDT
April 10th 
11:08pm PDT 

Aries, Libra, Cancer & Capricorn are cardinal signs and they mean business.   They are action oriented and are always moving towards a goal.    Of the four signs, Libra is perhaps the one that hides its energy the most.   However, Libra can be stealth, and one might be confused and actually wonder if Libra is even engaged.  But yes, Libra is up to something.   Where the other cardinals are loud, blustery and show aggressiveness, Libra can be quiet or subdued and not weighing in public  on a particular thorny issue.  But behind the scenes Libra is probably doing what it does best.  Libra is calling, pressuring, cajoling, guilting or doing whatever they can to get what Libra wants, in short Libra is not some shy wallflower devoid of aggressiveness.  Aries, is Libra’s opposite and a noisy proud warrior.   Conquering what ever it needs to get to what it wants.   They may seem at odds but in truth they are both aggressive it is just that Libra has a lighter touch and will consider diplomacy as a tool to get what it wants.      The key is both signs move on their “Wants.” And with Jupiter on the Moon...Wants will be up big time!  

This Full Moon in Libra has the Sun in Aries in conjunction with Uranus in Aries.  Uranus is our shock and awe planet and is prone to stirring up energy in an out of the blue manner.   Something could come in from the outside and shake things up.  And Jupiter opposite in Libra could fan the flames.      At the same time, Sun and Moon are in square Pluto in Capricorn, reliving some stuck energy that we were all processing between 2012-2015.   Something from that period may come back up for us to process again.   In particular, we may be asking:  Are we comfortable with the status quo?  Is there something established that needs to be ditched?  Or is there something established that  is worth saving?   Or is it time to get rid of things in particular things that have been in the hands of people in authority?  This is not just global but also personal.  This will be most acute for anyone with planets in the 20-22 degrees of Cardinal signs.  

Obviously relationships and issues with relationships will be front and center.     

Questions to ask this full moon:
Where do I need to be aggressive?
Where do I need diplomacy?
Where do I need to figure out a back door agreement?
What is being shaken up?  What is a deft response?
Where do I need to figure out an alternative plans?

And of course Libra can be the quintessential passive aggressive….let’s avoid that path, if we can.

“Strategy without tactics is the long route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”    Sun Tzu – Art of War


Our Astrological Calendar

Looking Ahead

We are in a little vexing period for the next ten days.  
This weekend we are in Gibbous moon where we are looking at our schedule and daily or routine actions and wondering if our daily work speaks to a meaningful life?  If not, what changes should we ponder?    

On the 8th Venus square Saturn.   Cold finances and cold love.   Finding structure in both love and money is valuable.  Also on the 8th, the Sun will square Pluto, which is ripe with conflict.  It is an annual aspect so we get it every year but this one has a bit more punch as we head toward the building tensions of this Full Moon.   Then on the 9th Mercury turns retrograde.   Here comes some more hassles.   Oh, well. 

After Full we move into Disseminating phase and some gentler energies will start to flow with a beautiful Sun trine Saturn on the 17th.   And on the 19th Sun enters solid Taurus, which will be a welcome change after 30 days of fiery Aries. 

Make the most of this period.  Keep evolving.   See you at Third Quarter Phase on the 19th.   
Happy Easter, Happy Passover! 

Gibbous Moon
April 7, 2017
5:24 am EDT

We refine our information.  We pick and choose, we discriminate, and we organize to be ‘Virgo’ like.  We sort through details.  Have we missed something?  How are we sifting through the information?  Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected.  Refine our actions. 

Focus on:
What needs fixing in your schedule?  What are you neglecting about your daily life that could be improved upon to give you the life you want this year?    What are you putting together in your calendar that is meaningful?  

Special Focus:
4/7: Sun oppose Jupiter.  Independence feels good but what about others?  How can taking your own path support a partnership?  How can partnerships support independence? 
4/8: Venus square Saturn.  Love and move feel cold.  So practical about love it is almost jaundiced.
4/8: Sun square Pluto.  Breaking out, wanting new vs establishment.  Warrior vs spy.   Freelance vs corportate.
4/9: Mercury retrograde (see previous post)

Full Moon Phase
April 11, 2017
 2:08pm EDT
21 Libra 32

Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we planted. Usually emotions are up and running and for those people who perhaps did not utilize the new moon and the rest of the waxing moon, this is when emotions can get the better of us.  There can often be a big emotional break, for no other reason than to get back on track.   Some partnership will offer up some balance.  The moon is bright and full and there is no room for shadows, what is reflecting on you? 

Focus on:  See separate post

Special focus:
4/13: Sun conjuncts Uranus.  Excitement.  A shot of instability.  Creativity, ingenuity.  Celebrating the unusual.   Weird is highlighted.

April 15
3:41am EDT

Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information. 

Focus on:  How are you sharing your big ideas?  How are you sharing your education?  How are you sharing the stuff you have learned?  How are you bridging worlds?  How are you expanding your world and how does that apply to the goals you set on new moon?

Special focus:
4/17: Sun Trine Saturn.  Actions and energy are supported in a meaningful structured manner.  Actions for independence are backed by faith.  

4/19: Sun enters Taurus