Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This week

May 28 5:04am EDT  

Disseminating Moon Phase

Focus on:  How are sharing your executive style?  How are you sharing ability to be a CEO?  Did you know you have an inner CEO in you?  Share it with someone who will benefit.   Watch around you, there may be other “CEO’s” sharing important information for you to capitalize on.

Special focus:

5/28: Venus/Jupiter: Resources start with thinking.  I think therefore I am.  Values are universal.  Answers to questions may come from ‘foreign” or philosophical people.

5/31: Mars in Gemini

Last Quarter Moon Phase
May 31, 2:58pm  EDT

Last Quarter moon:  Now 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.

Focus on:  What actions can you take that are humanitarian?   How is your faith?  How are you using practical actions that are based on faith?  How is your faith practical?  

Special focus:
6/1: Sun/Uranus: Brilliant, breakthroughs in thinking create new paths

Thursday, May 23, 2013

David Crook: Stellar Insights : Full Moon

Do you think I'm giving you a lot of information about this full moon eclipse?
Yep.  I want you to have every perspective possible.  It is NOT a small moon and I want to make sure you are up to speed.
I just went to check out Stellar Insights and David Crook has a smart piece.  Give it a read and check out the rest of his blog.  Always thoughtful prose on astrological topics.


The Lunar Eclipse and Neptune

The shallow lunar eclipse on Friday May 24 (9:25 pm, PDT) at 4 Sagittarius is square Neptune. In a previous post it was mentioned that the eclipse Moon is parallel Pluto (by declination) and contra-parallel Mars- suggesting a heightened Scorpio vibration. But the participation of Neptune adds a whole other quality, that is inspirational at best, or nebulous and confusing on the flip side. It's hard to know beforehand how Neptune will work out in real world events, as things are never quite what they seem when Neptune's a major factor.

Neptune was setting when bombs went off near the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon, and rising as World Trade Center building 7 began to collapse without sustaining a direct hit from a hijacked plane on that fateful day. Thus we may never know what actually occurred at either of these incidents.

The May 25 (EDT) Full Moon horoscope features the Moon and Pluto parallel the eclipse Ascendant (and contra-parallel Mars) in the U.S. capital. (Eclipse Ascendant -19*28', Moon -19*25', Pluto -19*42', and Mars +19*08') So we might expect some relatively forceful and/or violent events to occur in U.S. along with this lunation. Moreover, the critical position of Mars conjunct the malefic star Algol and on the eclipse IC/4th house cusp, is perhaps an indication of further deadly weather on the horizon.
From United States
When Mars entered Taurus on April 20, 2013, it just so happened to be rising with the Sun in Moore, Oklahoma. As Mars is generally considered more problematic in it's detriment (Taurus), this is certainly a foreshadowing of the violent tornado's that ravaged Moore on May 20. The May 9/10 solar eclipse Saturn (hardships) was on the Ascendant in Moore, with eclipse Mercury and Mars (violent winds) parallel the Midheaven there, as well.


In the last ten days we have heard a lot about the Department of Justice going after reporters for the AP in the attempt to find out who was leaking stories.   I am reminded of the early 70's when reporters involved breaking stories like Watergate, The Pentagon Papers etc.

I was thinking about Daniel Ellsberg who was responsible for Pentagon Papers being released and I went looking for a chart on him when I saw that Patrick Watson has written a very thoughtful and clear piece about Uranus and whistle blowing.  

he Astrology of WikiLeaks: Uranus the Whistleblower

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Uranus, discovered at the height of the Enlightenment, has come to have an astrological nature oddly relevant to the revolutionary character and ideals of those times. In particular, its discovery coincided with the publication of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason during the American Revolution. Uranus champions the cause of the individual (warts and all), freedom (the benefits and drawbacks) and revolution (sometimes for its own sake) and calls us to aspire to a higher, rational, principled self so that external laws are not restrictive or arbitrary. Thus it is relevant for anarchist, libertarian or humanist philosophies, as well as the pursuit of science and technology. Nowhere have these different strands of Uranus come together so neatly in recent times than in the WikiLeaks saga, but the story actually begins a bit further back in time.

Daniel Ellsberg

The Sun was conjunct Uranus in Aries when Daniel Ellsberg was born on April 7th 1931 in Chicago, Illinois (time unknown). Daniel Ellsberg was a top intelligence analyst at the Department of Defense with a high-level security clearance who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the public as Uranus was transiting in Libra, closing in on the opposition to this natal Sun-Uranus conjunction in Aries. The release of the papers in the New York Times on June 13th 1971  disclosed embarrassing and unseemly US actions and policies in Vietnam, putting a log in the fire of the already powerful anti-war movement of the time.The New York Times was sued by the United States government for publishing the articles and the case went to the Supreme Court. On June 30th 1971, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the New York Times, delivering a huge victory for the rights to free speech and press. 3 days later, Julian Assange was born. The leak caused Nixon to become even more paranoid by spying on his enemies which almost directly lead to the Watergate scandal which forced Nixon to resign. Ellsberg watched as he caused this chain of events while Uranus opposed Ellsberg’s Sun and Uranus.

Julian Assange

Julian Assange was born at 2:05 pm on July 3rd 1971 in Townsville, Australia, when the Sun in Cancer was square Uranus in Libra. Like Ellsberg, he had Uranus .......  Go to HERE for the rest of the piece

Man killed by two terrorists with machete, then they give their manfesto

Uranus/Pluto is of course still in effect.   Probably not helped as we build towards the weekend eclipse.

More on Saturday's Full Moon Eclipse

I have already posted about this weekend's full moon eclipse in Sag.   Which you can find HERE.
But as you know I often like to share other astrologer's point of view.

MysticMamma has put up a few takes on the Full Moon.

Here's a bit of it.  Go to link for full read.

So we have been in quite an eclipse portal! The final 3rd is here. Eclipses usually come in pairs but we’ve had 3 this time around and I know we are all feeling the activation from the winds of change! This last one is also a SuperMoon as you will read below and it is sure to be felt.
Here are the Astral Insights from the most inspiring readers of the planetary bodies. First from the always wonderful astrologer Kelley Rosano:
“The Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse on May 24- 25 is one of the most powerful Full Moons of 2013.  The Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse is the third of three eclipses in a row.  This eclipse also involves a SuperMoon, when the Moon is as close as it ever gets to the Earth, and it’s in a straight alignment with the Sun and Earth. TheSuperMoon makes this Lunar Eclipse extra potent and important.”
“The Moon controls the oceans and tides.  Our bodies are more than sixty percent water.  You will feel this powerful Lunar Eclipse in your physical body and in the Earth below your feet.  This Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse can feel like a soothing, healing balm on your aching wounds.  The Cosmic Mother Nurses her children back to full health and vitality. ”
The Phoenix rises from the ashes of the past.  You, too, can recreate yourself and make a fresh start.  You can experience a Brilliant Breakthrough.  That is this Full Moon’s message.”
Sagittarius empowers you stay on your path.  Even when the road twists and turns, you can feel vibrant, healthy, and strong.  How do you do this?  Keep your mind engaged and focused on inspired action.  Invest your energy in healing yourself and introducing innovations into your life wherever you are ready for expansion and fulfillment.”
“Pluto and Uranus make an exact square (challenge) on May 20. 

go to link for the rest of article.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Moore Oklahoma

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Yesterday morning when I woke up I was prepared for some story somewhere that would speak of Uranus Square Pluto which was exact at 7:02pm EDT or 5:02pm Central Time.    The tornado that went through Moore Oklahoma hit around 3:30pm CDT.     For astrologers we will all see the connection between this disaster and Uranus/Pluto square.

When outer planets like Uranus and Pluto make a harsh aspect it is a slow build.   Everything builds up in the days and months as we head towards the aspect.   So we have been under this influence for awhile.   The personal planets, meaning the inner planets, Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus are exactly that, 'personal' and even though I have not drafted a chart for the tornado in Moore I'm going to guess that those personal planets are in the mix in some pronounced way.   I think the Sun went into Gemini (an air sign) about a half hour before the tornado hit.   But when it comes to the outer planets you do have to look at the 'bigger picture'.  

Of course I don't know the bigger picture.   Parents losing children in school where we all send our kids every day always assuming they are safe.   Sigh.   People losing their houses and all their life possessions in a handful of minutes.  More sigh.     Too painful to describe.    And I'm sure there will be a discussion about weather patterns and polar ice caps melting and ramifications but we'll save that for a different day.

But what I was struck by when I saw the images on the news was the map.  I watched on one channel a wide shot of a map and the camera zoomed in to Moore.  I was struck by a thought I had, "Hmm. Where is the center of the continental United States?"  When I glanced at the map it seemed to me Moore was close.    I have since googled it and apparently the geological center of continental united states is Lebanon KS.  About 350 miles directly north of Moore. And when I say directly...It really is almost exactly due north.

In the US we get a variety of disasters, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, ice storms, floods, honestly we get it all so we can all relate to what we see in the images out of Moore.   I remember through Hollywood after Northridge earthquake and it was a disaster.   If it hit at 3pm instead of 430 in the morning would my son have been safe in his school?  I dunno.   Anyway, I say all this to say we can all relate.

Did you know.....
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to tornado victims ... The Red Cross is already in MooreOklahoma helping the victims

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sag Full Moon on Friday Night /Saturday Morning Lunar Eclipse

Sag Full Moon
Lunar Eclipse
May 25 –May 24th 2013
12:24am EDT
9:24pm PDT

This is the final eclipse of the trifecta, which began with April 25’s Scorpio lunar eclipse, followed on May 9th with a Taurus Solar Eclipse and now finally with our final lunar eclipse this time 4-5 Sagittarius.  

Sabian symbols for the lunar eclipse are:

MOON at: 4-5 deg Sag

An Old Owl Sits Alone On The Branch Of A Large Tree

SUN at:  4-5 deg Gemini

A Revolutionary Magazine Asking For Action

This lunar eclipse is a Supermoon an expression coined by astrologer Richard Nolle describing when the Moon is perigee meaning closest to Earth and syzygy (which I always joke reminds me of that road you drive by on your way to Vegas), meaning when the Moon is in a straight line with the Sun and Moon.  
These Supermoons intensify the nature of the full moon.  Basically whatever is the energy of that particular full moon, add steroids, shake it up and you get a Supermoon.     Nolle has also made a very strong argument that there is a rise in earthquakes around Supermoons.  By the way, per Nolle’swebsite, Supermoon dates for 2013:   

MAY 25, 2013 | 04:26 AM | FULL MOON | 04SA08 |   | EN |   |   |
| JUN 23, 2013 | 11:33 AM | FULL MOON | 02CP10 |   |    |   |   |
| JUL 22, 2013 | 06:17 PM | FULL MOON | 00AQ05

When the Moon is in Sag, there is a party atmosphere, and certain joyfulness as Sag’s tendency is to be bigger than life. Sag can be very open to others and things that are ‘foreign’ and is a huge travel sign.  It is the sign of higher education.   Generous and optimistic, willing to put oneself out there to help, to engage, to expand thinking from a mere thought to a belief.  All of that is good. 

But remember this is an eclipse and the shadow is crossing in front of the moon, which can bring out the NotSoNice side of Sag.   Zealots, racists, religious nuts, opinionated blowhards, knee jerk reactions.    Yuck.   Under this lunar eclipse and remember the eclipse may only last a few minutes of the full moon but the astrological influence will color the full 3 days of the full cycle.   Watch the big mouths!  Watch your own big mouth!  What is going on with your ideological beliefs?  Are you being lame about them?   Try to be the other ‘sag’.  The one who is connected to philosophy and finding the bigger picture.    If you are going off the handle and calling people names, pigeonholing them you are not hurting them as much as you are hurting you.  You will be cutting off something that could later serve you.  And your reasoning for doing it?   Fear of course whether you admit it or not.

The Sun In Gemini puts the accent on communication.   It is the sign that rules newspapers and blogs.  Watch those incendiary blogs and writers who try to stir up stuff.     There is a square with Neptune which means not everyone will be telling the truth.   Yeah, I know no one likes to receive a lie but remember just because someone is lying to you does not mean you are not getting the truth.   Guts or Fate will usually lead us to the truth.   

If I was to give one piece advise for this full moon it would be to avoid exaggeration.   Be as clear and discreet as possible.  No need to spill your guts or speak in hyperbole.    Be like a really well respected priest or rabbi or professor.   Weigh in with a true statement not a true manifesto.   Keep it small. Find a light touch and you will be okay.

The Week Ahead --not a small one....for sure.

Take a note. 
Obviously this is a big week.  We have two huge bookends with Uranus/Pluto Square on Monday the 20th at the beginning of the week and Full Moon -Lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on Saturday.      There is a lot going on and like the 1960’s if you don’t feel it, then you are not paying attention. 

Our week starts out with first quarter lunar phase which began on the 18th

First quarter Moon phase
Focus on:  What actions are you taking that speaks to your routine and your schedule?  What actions can you take that stabilize your calendar?   If it is out of control, what diligence can use to make your calendar sensible?  What does your exercise and health looking like?  How do you get the body you want? The one you supported back last month when you made your treasure map?  That body can be found if you are diligent, daily.   Take this quarter moon to figure it out.

On the 20th we have got:

5/20:  Sun moves into  Gemini (5:09pm EDT).  Call your Gemini friend, make them tell you a funny story.  Then you tell them one. Then book a lunch and both of you tell more funny stories. That will be a perfect birthday.

5/20:  Uranus Square Pluto (See earlier post)

5/20: Mercury/Uranus Brilliant thinking.  Seriously brilliant.  Breakthrough thinking that inspires independence. 

Gibbous Moon
May 21 5:06p EDT  

Focus on:
What is happening with the details of your relationships?  How are you fine- tuning your partnerships?   How are you being practical about your partnerships?

Special Focus:

5/24: Mercury/Venus:  Creativity around resources.  Informative connections.  Great aspect to research investments and love.  

Full Moon Phase
May 25, 12:24am
4 Sag Lunar eclipse
See Separate Post

Special focus:
5/26: Sun/Neptune:  Actions may not be the most honest.   There is something fuzzy going on.  What is your intuition telling you and what is fear telling you?  Do you think they are the same?  Delusional will be highlight