Friday, December 30, 2011

At the end of January Mars Retrograde

I don't know if you guys noticed but at the end of my Capricorn New Moon article I indicated that a few hours after Aquarius New Moon launches on January 23 Mars turns retrograde. Mars retro happens every couple years so it is not exactly a unique experience but the fact that it is happening on new moon is very notable.

Usually with Aquarius we are searching for like minded individuals. We are trying to find a tribe that makes sense for us. At the same time we are finding what is unique about us. The fact that Mars is going retro in Virgo steps on that tribal energy and our unique energy. Perhaps we have forgotten what makes us unique, perhaps we have forgotten to look for like minded tribe? Whatever, Mars does not like being in Virgo in the first place. That is way too much focus on details and minutia than Mars enjoys. But we have been discussing for awhile that we are going to be processing out our details for much of 2012. Remember, Mars is normally in a sign for about six weeks. But in this case, Mars went into Virgo in November 2011 and it will stay there until July 2012. You think someone is trying to get our attention about details?

There is no place to be sloppy in 2012. I am sure a lot of people are going to use the Mars in Virgo to get their health and diet in shape. They will really fine tune their calendars and make sure they are not wasting too much of their valuable time. There will of course be some people who will get squirrely since Virgo has a high level of nervous and insecure energy. Mars is not great when he is insecure. Ha! That is the understatement of the century.

Anyway, I'm bringing it up now so that you can get your head around what is coming up at the end of January. I will discuss it on the Aquarius New Moon but I would like it to be in your zeitgeist now. Just to think about.

Here's a nice write up I found for you by Lynn Koiner over at her Astrological Research site. Go to the link for the whole article.

From JANUARY 23 through APRIL 14 2012, the planet Mars will be in retrograde motion. This period is inappropriate for activities requiring the normal flow of Mars initiative. Using the constructive aspects of these transits, it is an excellent time to reinforce some aspect of our lives. This will be shown by the House position of this transit.

When Mars is retrograde, it depletes the vitality so that it is never a time to initiate. Whoever initiates loses— a new project, a great love, an argument, a lawsuit, or an international war. With a new project, it will fizzle out and never really go anywhere. With a hot romance, it too fizzles and it rarely gets to the alter. With an argument, the hostility will come back to haunt you later. In legal matters, stoke your opponent into initiating the lawsuit first. It will be etched in granite that they will lose. In an international war, whoever fires first will automatically lose or ultimately withdraw. Matters commenced while Mars is retrograde will be frustrated and plagued with disruptions until they finally fizzle out. At this time, people become irritated when activities do not run smoothly. The anger may disrupt indirectly and inappropriately – like getting a traffic ticket when you feel annoyed with your job.

During this cycle, never buy anything mechanical unless it is heavily insured! Office machinery and computers easily break down. A friend who owned a word processing service found this period to always be a disaster. During one retrograde cycle, the printer, the back-up printer and the rented printer all failed to work. When they finally got one that worked, the mailing labels printed but there was no ink! I often notice that the world needs a brake job when Mars in retrograde.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dying Teen on Christmas New Moon

As always it is a young person who is so mature for their age that inspires millions. Perfect for a Capricorn New Moon transition.

(CBS News) Austin, Texas teen Ben Breedlove died on Christmas Day, leaving behind a touching video on the health problem that took his life -- a video that's gone viral on YouTube.

For more than a year, he'd been cultivating a following on YouTube, offering kids his age advice on everything from dating to the SATs with the wit and wisdom of someone far beyond his 18 years.

But just before Christmas, Ben made a different kind of video, still funny -- but also terribly sad. Ben shared with the world his personal struggle with a life-threatening heart condition and how that challenged him every day of his life.

Ben's video has been viewed more than one million times on YouTube, CBS' Anna Werner reports.

Samoa is skipping Friday

Last summer, Samoa decided it had enough of being tied to the east and America and decided it was time to align itself with China and the rest of Asia. They chose tomorrow as the day of transition. Everyone on Samoa will go to bed, tonight on the 29th and will wake up on Saturday December 31st. There is no December 30th. I cannot imagine what astrologers will do in the future when they have to do a chart for some baby born in this window, (probably a professional foot ball player) because it will be confusing, for sure. I know that I still struggle when I do charts for people born in Indiana and Illinois between the 40's and 60's and try to figure out 'to daylight savings time or to not daylight savings time. Darn farmers made it all so confusing.
(APIA, Samoa) — The tiny South Pacific nation of Samoa and its neighbor Tokelau will jump forward in time on Thursday, crossing westward over the international date line to align themselves with their other 21st century trading partners throughout the region.

At the stroke of midnight on Dec. 29, time in Samoa and Tokelau will leap forward to Dec. 31 — New Year's Eve. For Samoa's 186,000 citizens, and the 1,500 in Tokelau, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, will simply cease to exist.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Astrologers' astrologer

This morning I was listening to jazz pieces by Vince Guaraldi who was a San Francisco composer and musician that you probably know from all the Peanuts cartoons. Anyway, with that backdrop I went dreamily and merrily along the road of the world wide web and who did I bump into? Dane Ruhdyar! Which of course is amazing since Dane has been dead since 1985. Isn't the WWW wonderful?

I jest but the truth is Dane Rudhyar is a famous astrologer who most of us astrologers (of a certain age and older) have his books on our shelves. Born in France he spent most of his life in the United states working as a musical composer, artist and then later philosopher and astrologer. He lived all over the US but certainly San Francisco was one of his 'home' towns. I wonder if he knew Vince Guaraldi?

Anyway, I was thinking about the Pluto/Uranus action coming up in 2012 and I was reading about the conjunction in 1965, the last time these two hooked up and I bumped into an article Dane Rudhyar wrote in spring of 1964 about the 'upcoming' conjunction for the fall of 1965.

I encourage you all to read the whole thing which is very interesting since he ties it back to 1851, the last conjunction.

here's a snippet:
The history of this century is unfolding under two great symbols: the symbol of the "Globe" and that of "Heat" — heat being the expression of intense molecular disorder and in its extreme aspect leading to the "ionization" of matter, which then exists in its "plasma" state — the newly revealed fourth state of matter (solid, liquid, and gaseous being the familiar states). Neptunian awareness leads to the realization of the "globe." Uranus was the light that made obsolete the old traditions of local cultures.

Today, as Uranus approaches Pluto, science has discovered a new form of light — the laser — light so concentrated and one-pointed that a tiny beam of it can pierce any metal and reach in a focused condition to the moon! An amazing symbol, indeed, and one which may perhaps explain new possibilities of events and communication within and beyond the earth field. Pluto acts upon Uranus, and light becomes radically transformed and concentrated. "Spiritual" light, too, could well become condensed and incarnated. Could this be the second coming of Christ or the new Avatar that so many people expect? Could not these condensed "lights" — physical and spiritual — act upon Jupiter and Saturn and upon the infinitely complex social processes these planets represent?

Sharing a higher perspective

In honor of the Capricorn Lunar phase, where we are all climbing up and getting a higher perspective on our life's assets and deficts, I thought I would offer a helpful link. Especially now on the crescent phase of the moon where we typically receive information.

Thank you, Marianne, who turned me on to this paricular link at Carolyn Myss's site.

Take a look at each chakra and see if you have any health bumps in the corresponding chakra. You can click on each chakra and will find a list of helpful questions. Remember Capricorn is where we act like a CEO and cooly judge and manage those things that are effective and fire those things that are not working. I think you may find some helpful information that can improve your 2012.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mikey on Huffington Post

Well, look what the cat dragged in over at Huffington Post---Mickey Lutin!

I can't believe I have missed it but ML has been posting over there for awhile. This is what happens when I'm going so fast, I miss fun events! Anyway, here's a snippet but go to the LINK for the full write up.


The current Republican debates should be on Nick at Nite. It's a clown show, so don't believe a word.

Obama: Part of him wants out, but he's also pissed enough to keep fighting. The real power behind the thrones will be revealed as it becomes clear that much of what has been passing for democracy is actually the result of worldwide banker manipulation.


Gender roles? Women will be gaining more power and position than we can even imagine. In every corner of the world, the revolution against the patriarchy has only begun to take hold, but you'd better believe that the good ole' boys who have been conducting the orchestra and leading the music are not going to just hand over their batons without a fight.


As huge as this planetary alignment is, we have to remember that even in the greatest crisis periods, there have always been love and romance. In the heat of battle, bombs bursting, casualties falling on the field, there is still the sweet warmth and intimacy of one human being in another's arms.

The week ahead

There is not a lot of outer planet activity this week. Tomorrow (12/28) the Sun will conjunct Pluto which puts the emphasis on evolution. Maybe a snarky money day. How are you empowered? See what comes up on 12/28 that reminds you of your abilities and managing skills.

And on January 1 there is a Mars/Mercury aspect. Watch your conversation. It is not necessary for you to tell everyone what you think, unless you are looking for a fight. Take care with your driving. Plan time, do not rush anywhere. Ideally, you will take this energy and clean out your desk drawer. Or try to finish that book that you wanted to finish all last year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Capricorn New Moon 2011

Wow. That was close. Capricorn New Moon is up!

As always you will find the whole article on Margaret Wendt's website HERE.

The next 28 days will be a window to the summer. We have got a Pluto conjunct Sun/Moon and they both square Uranus. Pluto and Uranus will be in exact square this summer. We should consider these 28 days as an Open House to the summer. Anything that comes up that highlights changes you need to make in your life... well, do it. Or least put those changes on your to-do list!

Go to the link for the whole article but here is a snippet:

Remember, Capricorn is the mountain goat who spends his time high on the peaks. During the Capricorn phase we need to stretch and put ourselves up high and make sure we are where we belong. We are the ultimate authority (Capricorn word) of our life and from a high authoritative perch we can see our assets and our deficits and then decided what move to make to improve our situation. Remember everyone has Capricorn somewhere in their chart. Where is your Cap? This is the house where you will stretch and make yourself an authority or a leader. We are natural managers where we have Cap. It is the part of our chart where we are the Boss. Of course, the question is, “Are we Warren Buffett or are we Ebenezer Scrooge?”

This Capricorn New Moon the Sun/Moon is in conjunction to Pluto and squares Uranus. Ouch. That is a tight spot. Pluto has been ruthless to big business, big government and world economies since it moved into Capricorn in 2008 and we will be dealing with issues that are broken within government and big businesses for another dozen or so years

But what about us? Where do we personally fit in this big global financial mess and the upcoming changes? That, my friends is the beauty of Capricorn New Moons. Between now and 2023 there will be some Cap new moons that will be right in the sweet spot where they have a Pluto conjunction. I say sweet spot because those New Moon and lunar cycles will gives us a 28 day chiropractic adjustment to get with the program and make some changes or at least become an authority in our life on a new profound level that can prepare us for changes. This year is one of those Cap New Moons.

We will see flaws. We will see cracks and fissures in some area of our life (most likely the house that has Capricorn). We will feel insecure, we will feel ‘less than’. But and this is a big but, from that place of insecurity we will get focused and do something. Something that helps move us from the position we are currently holding to a more elevated position. Where do we have vision? Where do we have executive abilities? Where do we need to be an authority? And why are we hiding our skills? Or how come we have been so busy we have not focused on them? And if we have been playing small and hiding are skills----well, good luck trying to stay small this month! It won’t feel right

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Michael Lutin's Christmas Gift

I had a little time to kill this morning and I went to some of my favorite sites including DailyFix and once again, Michael Lutin delivers. Raquel Welch in Mexico (?) singing Age of Aquarius...if you are like me your brain will be screaming at you, "must watch, must watch, must watch."

How he finds the things he finds is amazing. Had to share with you.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

North Korea in transition

For over fifty years North Korea and its leaders have been an enigmatic force in the world. Hard to understand, complicated relations, discomforting action and of course cuckoo crazy policies. At its core, it as been a peninsula of mystery. And in that environment it is no surprise the chart of the country is also fuzzy. I went looking for the North Korea chart and found it at NeptuneCafe There is a lot of good data and research at the website, totally worth checking out.

Anyway, if we can sort through the fuzziness and take the chart and apply what is going on now astrologically, Kim Jong il's death is interesting. Uranus has been pushing for change with North Korea's natal Uranus for the last couple years. On the 10th of December Uranus turned around and began to move out of the tension and now is moving on into free space. Interesting Kim died in this space. If the chart is accurate the tension is between communication and neighbors (3rd) house and mystery, illusion, karma and hermit like behavior (12th). Uranus demands change, will there be change?

Jupiter which tends to be optimistic and jovial is about to oppose NK's Mars in Scorpio right below the descendant. Mars in that position speaks greatly to the debate that the world has with NK--"Are they a real threat or not?" In the next few months we'll see what is going on as Jupiter pushes the point.

Curiously, the transiting Sun was in a wide conjunction to the Moon and Jupiter of NK at the time of Dear Leader's death. This death could create an opportunity for change that is positive and actually could help the people of North Korea. Will it happen? Or will the son of lil' kim be as misguided as his father? Or will military leaders take over with their own agenda(I do wonder about that Jupiter/Mars aspect)? Hmmm. I dunno. But the accent on change is in the mix.

I hope for the sake of the starving people that things crack and the world can get in and do some good along with positive leadership change. It would be nice for them to finally let the cold war is over alarm clock wake them up. It has been ringing for a long time.

For gawdsake their neighbor China came out, isn't it time for them?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

500 Turtles

So, Sag that I am, which means I'm open to a bit of novelty, I gave myself a birthday gift that satisfied me on many levels. I booked a reading with an animal psychic. Naturally, I booked it for after Mercury turned direct so I delayed it until this week. Why did I do it? I guess I felt the need to find out what is going on with our cat Stella.

Of course, this is totally humorous because seriously, what are her problems? The food does not come out fast enough? The bed is sometimes not soft enough? But still I was curious about several things, like why does she go to the door and emit painful cries when I go to the trashcans or to the market or just walk out to the gym? My husband and son say she does it the entire I am gone. What goes on with her?

I had a few friends who had reading with Ben at 500 turltes and enjoyed the session very much so I called him. I was relieved that I didn't have to put Stella in a box and drive her anywhere and frankly there would be no question in mind worth that noise I would hear in a car with Stella in a box. Lord no. So, there I was sitting on my bed with Stella resting near me while I talked on the phone to Ben who was talking to Stella.

And the first thing she said to Ben was, "I'm worried, where does Tracy go?" Ah, she was as concerned as I was about this same topic. She too wanted to get to the thing that I was pondering. We determined that this was something left over from kittenhood. Someone, probably a woman, was in her life and then out of her life. And now she is in fear that when I go I will not come back. Ben and I "worked" with her and hopefully settled her fears that she will be more calm now when I go to swim.

There were many other things we discussed and one thing she told me that Stella likes to hang out in my son's room. She likes the energy and she likes to see the visitors who come to check in with my son while he asleep. I did think that was interesting since she does go in there at night and will get on his bed or the floor right next to his bed. I learned one of the visitors is my grandmother who had a few words for me. Once we broke out of Stella's views and opinions we had a few other people step in to tell me a few things. All interesting. I don't give myself the gift of psychics very often and maybe you guys don't do it either but every now and then it is fun and I would highly recommend Ben at 500 Turtles. You might be surprised by what you hear what your furry companion has to say and some of those people on the other side not too far away.

Time Magazine Person of the Year

I was humored this week when I heard that TIME Magazine put "The Protester" on their person-of-the-year cover. I thought that was perfect especially given Uranus has turned direct and is now heading for his first tangle with Pluto in June. Clearly we'll see more of those cover gals/guys in the coming month.

However, to me, I think TIME missed the mark, the image of the protester should have been on a cell phone. Because THAT is the real point of 2011 and our future. The cellphone which naturally feeds into Twitter, FB and other social media is the real tool in the arsenal of Uranus versus Pluto. The old adage coined by House Leader, Tip O'Neil---"All politics is local" is more true than ever in the age of Twitter.
Any beef anyone has with big business, big government, hostile regimes, horrible working condition, abused animals....all of it will be televised. Local beefs will be seen by the world.

The fissures and cracks of Pluto in Capricorn are real. Business as usual is no longer working. Sure, we all get up and do what we have to do every day of the week but under it all we know something is 'off'. Uranus in Aries calls for independent thinking and breakthroughs. Uranus is also new technology. Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008 when the stock market began its slow move down, down, down. As we approach year four of this financial crunch the frustrations are more and more palpable ----in all corners. Now as Uranus and Pluto move to a full on fight in June we will be seeing more and more of these frustrations televised on the social media closest to our finger tips.

Focus on 4th Quarter Moon & the rest of the week

Earlier this week we had Mercury turn direct and of course to that I say, "thank gawd." Hopefully, stuff that got wound up tight for the last three weeks is rewinding positively in your life. One thing that is tricky with this Sag lunar phase is that the New Moon was clouded by the Mercury retrograde. While we were battling all the nonsense that comes up during a retrograde some of us may have lost sight of the purpose of the Sag lunar cycle. Finding our visions for our future.

Now today, (Saturday at 7:47pm 12/17 until 12/21 we will have the last quarter moon.

This is the final phase where we do actions based on the seeds we planted on New Moon. I find around this phase that the new moon feels so far away. In this case Sag New moon was the day after Thanksgiving. How far away does that feel?

What goals and visions have come up since then that speak to your future? Have you had anything come up that emphasizes a more authentic you? Or have you had a glimpse of something that you want more of in the coming days, months years? Did you have a day that was relaxed? Did you have coffee with a friend you have not seen in a long time? Did you complete a project that gives you much pride? Did you visit a place that you can't stop thinking about and wonder what it would look like to move there? Did you disconnect from disruptive situations and realize, 'wow that was easier than I thought. Did you see a real opportunity that could be a genuine asset in your future and did you move on it? What wind blew in and is guiding you?

Now, on this final quarter moon, we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense. And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action. It is a time for living “The serenity prayer”

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.

And on this particular last quarter moon there is focus on:

What actions need precision, detailed oriented work? How can that work support expanding your world? What are you working on that needs micromanaging? Did you plant seeds on new moon that need more refined actions now? Are there any holes that need fixing?

Then during the week:

12/18: Venus/Saturn: Accent on restrictions and loss and the unloved. Money is crunched.

12/19: Sun/Saturn: Structures and building upon solid foundations.

12/20: Venus enters Aquarius

12/20: Venus/Jupiter: Watch tendency to overreach, over spend and over eat. Moderation in everything!

12/20: Sun/Neptune: Inspired day. Metaphysics and religion are pronounced.

12/21:Venus/Uranus: Unusual breakthroughs. Where can I feel “new”? Feeling invigorated about new resources.

12/21: Balsamic Moon from 12/21-12/24: We let go. By releasing we can prepare for the new.

Special focus:
12/21 Sun enters Capricorn. Your cap needs tenderness this birthday. It is your job to find out what kind of tenderness. Pour some tea and get it out of them.

12/21: Hanukkah begins.

12/22 Sun/Jupiter: Abundance, generous spirit, openings that speak to essence.

12/22 Sun/Uranus: Friction, rebellious, rubbing up against rules and want to breakout.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The week ahead

The week continues with the energy of the full moon which launched on Saturday. The astrology of the week is somewhat quiet and god knows we would benefit by a kinder gentler astrological period.

On Tuesday 12/13 Mercury turns direct at 4 degrees of Sag 8:42pm EST. If communication has been bumpy and we have felt wobbly, we should start to feel relief almost immediately.

December 14, 5:46am EST- Disseminating Phase.

Focus on: Where do you feel brave in your heart? How are you sharing that with others? How do you feel generous, perhaps magnanimous? Can you share this with others? When you share your power with others does it empower them? How can this be a bridge in your life to expand your world?

Last Quarter Moon Phase
December 17, 2011 7:47pm

Focus on: What actions need precision, detailed oriented work? How can that work support expanding your world? What are you working on that needs micromanaging? Did you plant seeds on new moon that need more refined actions now? Are there any holes that need fixing?

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Birthday Present to YOU!

If you don't know much about asteroids, then you might not know about Pallas Athena. Pallas Athena was Jove's favorite daughter. She was spun out from his head. Gee, wonder why she was his favorite? Anyway, she gave the people of Greece the olive tree and in appreciation they named their largest town in her honor, Athens. The Romans by the way called her Minerva.

Wherever you have Pallas Athena in your chart, you have a warrior. But not an in-your-face-I'm-going-to-get-you warrior. That would be Mars. This is a cool warrior. Not emotional, instead a warrior who relies on intellect. Almost always able to see the big picture and knows how to use strategies and mart logistics to conquer any issue. Interstingly, Pallas Athena's number one trusted animal is the owl and they aren't called Wise Ol' Owls for nothing!

A good write up on Pallas Athena and how it manifests through the sign and the houses is over on Bob Marks website.

Currently, Pallas Athena is in early Aquarius. Not too far from my own Venus. Perhaps that is why she is calling me of late.

If you want to find your own Pallas Athena and other asteroids, I stumbled upon this nice website for you. It is run by Molly and I don't know which Molly but I appreciate what she has put up. check out StudyAstrology

Now why all the noise right now on my birthday about Pallas Athena? And more importantly what does it have to do with you?

First of all, Sagittarius when it is being calm and reasonable is one of the wisest signs of the zodiac. Maybe actually THE wisest. And intellectually, one of the smartest signs of the zodiac is Gemini. So, this weekend we have got a big ol' full moon in Gemini. Will we be smart (Gemini)? Will we be wise (Sag)? Even when emotions get stirred up which is typical on a full moon?

Adding to the pressure is of course Uranus turning direct later today. I suspect even the most staid individual will have a Fellini scene or two in their lives this weekend. Not sure what that means? Well, listen to Nino Rota right HERE and imagine it as your soundtrack this weekend.

And what about that gift I promised?

About a month ago I saw something on Huffington Post about owls that was so sweet that I forwarded it to a few friends. They too thought it was darling. Since then I keep seeing owls, in cards, in art work, everywhere I look I see an owl. What I think is funny is that even the short hand for Occupy Wall Street movement is OWS. Which is so close to OWL. Like I said, I see owls everywhere. Back to the point of your gift. Please watch the video below. I hope it will inspire you to find your wisdom and be smart. And of course I think it will make you smile. I just wish it had Nino Rota music.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Uranus turns direct

Back on the New Moon (around Thanksgiving) I said in my Sag article:

So, what does this New Moon in Sag mean? The Moon/Sun are making a beautiful trine with Uranus in Aries. Aries full of fire and energized by new horizons has a fine companion with Sag who says, “Yeah, let me put my goals on those new horizons right now!” Uranus is the planet of changes. During the 2010 Sag Lunar cycle Uranus was also pronounced and it was then that the revolutions in North Africa were activated. A revolution most certainly televised, twittered, face booked and benefited by all social medias—all things ruled by Uranus. What will be the revolutions this cycle? The mother will be talking to some.

In addition to the Sun/Moon trine with Uranus, Uranus turns direct on December 9 /10th. For the last five months we have been feeling the itch. The itch to change, break free, move, do something new and just differently. But because it has been retrograde, we have been unclear about how to do the changes, now with it turning direct we will begin to get an idea of the changes and how to do them. The mother gives some of us a road map.

In July, Uranus in Aries got very close to a square with Pluto in Capricorn. The gridlock in Washington spoke to the frustrations as one planet was demanding quick change and another planet was demanding something slow. Revolution versus evolution. Aries takes no hostages and is a warrior on all tasks; Capricorn is cautious and holds on to status quo. They almost squared each other but then they drifted and Uranus went back to the wood shed and whittled. Now on this Sag lunar cycle, Uranus turns direct and begin its journey to a big showdown with Pluto (June and September 2012). Of course, Pluto has been doing his own work in Capricorn and we will feel the tension grow in the coming months. Hypocrites will certainly be exposed more and more. The ramp up begins after December 10th. Personally, consider your life last July, you may be revisiting those underlying issues again in the spring and summer of 2012.

Of course we need to take a moment and think about this--What are the odds of Uranus turning direct in a lunar phase where he is making a trine with the Sun and the Moon? Small. Keeping our focus on new goals, stretching and learning are important to Uranus’ new direction. The mother is asking us to find what is authentic and to move on it. Will we follow the impulses that we feel? Can we be that authentic?

And so here we are, a few hours from Uranus turning direct which it will do at 2:05am EST December 10 / 11:05pm December 9th PST. We know that it is no big deal when Uranus turns retrograde or direct because it does both once a year. But when we put this move in a bigger context, meaning the march to the square with Pluto, well, it is a big ass deal.

As of right now, Europe is trying to save the Euro by ...what? Making small moves or big moves? It appears they don't know. How Uranus.
As French President Nicholas Sarkozy said, "The world is watching us." No, shit, Sherlock. And what are you going to do or not to do to us? I think it is wildly weird that is happening right now before Uranus move and full moon. I'm putting on a seat belt.

And not that anyone cares about these sort of things, but is it at all possible for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to put on a tiny bit of makeup ? I mean I get that she grew up in East Germany, but please, before you send the whole world into the crapper put on some lip gloss.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

News of the last couple days

As always when I happen to have time to see a little news I often am taken by the fact that the headlines line up with the current lunar cycle. Such is the case with news from the last few days.

At the end of last week American Airlines filed bankruptcy. Yep, can't get more Saggy than an Airline going bankrupt.

On Saturday, Herman Cain, who is a Sag finally suspended his Presidential Campaign. "Suspended" is a new way of saying, 'I'm not a quitter when I have to book motivational speaking engagements in 2012.'

On Sunday the Russian people voted and by Monday and Tuesday large numbers of protesters were hitting the streets with accusations of voter fraud. Thousands were arrested but they remain undeterred despite Putin pushing back. Taking on Putin like this? I indicated on my new moon article, that there would be people feeling compelled to take on more and clearly Uranus turning direct on Saturday is in the mix.

Of course Sag rules things that are foreign and is, when it is behaving, a natural bridge builder. It can bring disparate energies together like a master. However on the chart for the new moon there was a harsh aspect with Mars and that is pretty much an energy that can blow it. Well, we kind of stepped in a pile of you-know-what when this weekend a super groovy very smart, mega expensive US drone crashed into Iran. Rut-ro. Sure we spy on Iran, we know it, they know it, everyone in the world knows it. But to lose the CIA drone is not a good thing. Especially since Iran will sell the thing on ebay for the highest bidder. And of course the Chinese will buy it, dismantle it, rebuild it and mass produce it by February. Chalk this one up to Mercury retrograde in Sag.

And religious zealots (another saggy thing) did what they love to do yesterday. On a holy day for Shiite Muslims, suicide bombers attacked a shiite shrine in Kabul Afghanistan killing dozens. It looks like the horrific attacks were rooted in Pakistan Sunni group. I'm sorry I clicked on the photo where I saw a small dead boy lying on the ground. Sigh.

Well, this Sag needs to leave this post with something up lifting. I love this dog.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Full Moon Gemini Lunar Eclipse

Gemini Full MoonThe Gemini Full Moon on December 10 at 9:36am EST is also a Full Lunar Eclipse. Much of this eclipse will be seen in North America and for more on the path of the eclipse go to ShadowandSubstance

The significant aspect for the full moon chart is a big ol’ square with Mars in Virgo. Although it is a separating square (meaning it was exact before the full moon—Sun on 2nd, Moon on 9th) I see this aspect as still very much in play.

We got a taste of this tension on New Moon which has set off some friction since November 24. But a bit prior to Full Moon and during it we will feel Mars in Virgo as he fights for details and minutia.

We will see so many people get lost in many small things and lose the big picture. What makes that funny is that there is a very famous military expression, “Sometimes you have to lose a battle to win the war” which every great warrior knows. However, Mars THE warrior planet when he is in Virgo is almost incapable of seeing anything but battles. He can totally forget he is in a war. This is where the tension with Sag Sun and Gemini Moon should be measured carefully.

If misbehaving, the Sag sun will put emphasis on hot head tempers and shooting off one’s mouth in righteous indignation. Over what? Who the hell knows with Sag. Sigh. And the Gemini moon if misbehaving will get lost in shallow thinking, gossip or mindf**ing self and others. Lord.

However, if possible and I do not suggest it is easy work, but if possible try to keep your focus on details that will serve you best in the long run. Is there a big goal (Sag) out there that you have wanted to address? Take the tension totally being stirred up by Mars in Virgo and see what tasks (Virgo) you can do now that will serve that goal. At the same time, ferret out information and ask questions (Gemini) that will serve that goal.

When the bullets are flying around you and people are doing one thing after another that pisses you off remember to ask yourself, “Is this person and their actions doing anything to harm my big goals?” If the answer is “Yes” then you may need to act appropriately. If the answer is “NO” then guess what? Use the beauty of Gemini and get ‘light and breezy’. Simply said, and this is your astro mother over here speaking to you, “You don’t care.” Don’t waste the calorie burn on being that pissed off.

It is possible your ability to raise above (Sag) the fray (Mars in Virgo) and recalibrate your thinking (Gemini) could be a huge gift this Full Moon and perhaps a newfound skill which will serve you in many ways and for many years.

Also, it should be noted that a few hours before Full Moon, Uranus will turns direct between zero and one degree of Aries. We have been talking a lot about this planet of revolution and all the changes he will be bringing us especially in the next six months as he ramps up.

For those of you who know your chart take note which house has 1-5 degrees of Aries and prepare for big ass changes between now and the 2013.

And of course, we should remember that the Full Moon like his companion New Moon back in November is taking place with a Mercury retrograde. Yes, there is still cloudy, fuzzy stuff around us but for many people this is also a time when we are finally dealing with stuff on our very old TO-DO list and we are also finding missing pieces to solutions we have needed. Sometimes it is good to look back and rethink stuff.
But above all, let’s all remember to KEEP CALM AND CARY ON.

The Week Ahead

We continue to be in the Waxing Period of the Sag Lunar Cycle. How are your goals looking? Has something actually come up since New Moon that is now on your Goal List that wasn't even on your radar last month? Where are you impassioned? How is your authentic self expressing itself?

12/4: Sun/Mercury: Accent on communication. Some good, some not good. How does it connect with your goals from New Moon?

12/5: Venus/Mars: Good energy to follow passions and values. Energy flows easily.
12/6: Gibbuos Moon

Focus on: How is your fiery nature being harnessed? How have you neglected the part of you that wants to be first? Are you neglecting the benefit of doing things by yourself? How would you benefit by just getting out and ‘doing it’ ?

12/10: Uranus turns direct 2:05am 00Aries 39 (see above)

12/10: Full Moon. Post to come.