Monday, March 23, 2015

This Week

The Pisces Lunar phase moved out of New and into Crescent today (Monday 3/23) around noon.    How was your weekend?  What seeds did you plant on Saturday and Sunday?  Are you feeling like you need a shower every day and I'm not talking about the daily shower or bath you always take but instead that other shower?  The mental shower you need when you realize, "Oh, hell, I'm here again."  Or, "I can't believe I have to deal with this" Or more to the truth, "I can't believe I have to deal with this again."   Remember when anything yucky comes up during this 29 day cycle, take a breath, mediate and figure out a solution.  Don't put on your "Poor me jacket" and wear it all over town.  Instead, mediate and get creative.  Let Spirit talk to you....
Most of the week is Crescent Phase then on Friday we move into first quarter where we will take actions that support our family.   What you learn during Crescent (the beginning part of the week) will help give you insights into how you should support your family, emotions and home.  
B R E A T H E .  
Crescent Moon Phase
March 23
12:11pm  EDT  

Crescent:  We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new.  Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago.  We can collect some data now.  Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything.  Who called you?  Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy.  A parking ticket?  An argument with a spouse?  A refund check from the phone company?  All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe.  How can this information help you?

Focus on:  What are you learning about your money?  What are you learning about your valuables?  What do you really ‘value’?  What are you learning about how you are valued…or not?  What are you learning about taking things bit by bit by bit.  What are you learning about what you need to build bit by bit?  What are you learning about your stubbornness?  

Special Focus:
3/24: Venus Sext Neptune:  Personal love and humanity love are in sync.  Inspiration and creativity work together. Fun in faith and love.

3/25: Sun tri. Saturn:  Structures that support positive growth all in place. Work that builds up Self Esteem.



First Quarter Moon

March 27

3:42am EDT


Focus on:  What actions can you take that support your family?  What actions can you take that support your emotional growth?  What actions can you take that support your inner warm & cozy?   Where are you presenting a hard shell?  Is it working for you? 


Special focus

3/27: Venus Sq. Jupiter.  Try to close your wallet.   Watch for ego bruises.  If someone is blustery and steps on you, remember your self esteem not your ego.  What is more important to draw  upon?  Your self esteem, Silly.  
3/30:  Mercury enters Aries
3/30: Venus tri Pluto: Rebirth of love.  Money gets renewed.   Inner value is confirmed.    Outer successes are a direct response to inner shifts.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pisces New Moon and Solar Eclipse

Pisces New Moon
March 20, 2015
5:56am EDT

You will find the full article HERE

Here is the snippet from the article.   Go to link for the full article.   

Solar Eclipse

And so here we are---we are at the sixth and final auspicious New Moon.  For six months we have had either a new moon at zero degrees of a sign or at 29 degrees of a sign.    It is either the beginning of the journey or the final moment of a journey.    Last month we described the 29 degree Aquarius New Moon as a journey beginning on the edge of a desert about to enter a jungle.   In this case with a new moon at 29 degrees of Pisces we are walking out of the ocean, waves crashing on our feet for the final time as we embark on our land journey.    The ocean is behind us but we must remember what it is like to swim and float and take that memory with us for 29 days.   With Pisces we aren’t fighting our way through this lunar cycle, we are floating through it.   

The remarkableness of this New Moon is not just that it is at 29 degrees but within a few hours of the new moon the sun moves into Aries launching the Spring Equinox.     Winter is behind us, it is time to get our spring in our step as we look for signs of renewal not just in the terrain of our outer world but also in our inner psyche. And for those in the southern hemisphere you are relieved to say goodbye to hot summer with its starkness and welcome the quiet and coolness of winter.   
And finally this auspicious moon is also a Total Solar Eclipse.   This is the first total eclipse of the sun since November 2013.    We always have solar eclipses every year but they are usually partial.   This Eclipse will be seen way, way north, outside of some people on Norwegian Islands it will be a solar eclipse primarily seen by artic caribou.  But for the rest of us, what we don’t see is immaterial because we will all FEEL it.    And just to add a little more panache to an already intense moon is the fact that it will be at the moon’s closest point to Earth making it a Supermoon.   It will look very big and bright in the night sky.   Catching all of our attention.  And that is not an accident.

And then there is one more thing worth noting about this new moon and that is the fact that it is taking place four days after the final square of Uranus and Pluto.     Oh, lord, the last ten days have not been easy.  I may not be able to see you on the other side of this computer screen but trust me I know many of you feel like you have been in a car wreck in the last couple of weeks.   It has been a stressful three years ever since Uranus and Pluto began their effed up dance in 2012.  And the run up to the final aspect on March 16 was not for the meek.   No  kidding.   But we are all here and I am happy to report that Uranus and Pluto have swung their partner for the final time and are now off the dance floor giving space to other planets to suck up some oxygen.   

Do you think we need this New Moon for renewal?   No kidding.  Let’s all get down on our knees and show gratitude for this glorious Pisces New Moon.  Even if it is at the final degree.  We’ll take it!  

What is this New Moon about?    First of all imagine you are hot and tired and dirty and the only thing you want is a cool shower.     That feeling of washing off the grime and yuck in the shower is exactly THIS New moon and lunar cycle.     Pisces knows the importance of baptismal given it is the final water sign of the zodiac.  It is also the final sign of the zodiac.  The large journey we started last Spring with the Aries new moon (and Treasure Map) is in its final days.  And now

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Work I Would Like You To Do (Uranus/Pluto)

The DNA Work I would like you to do  ---From this Astrologer’s POV -- Uranus/Pluto

I have put up various postings that speak of the power of Pluto and the revolution of Uranus.   Ever since 2012, twice a year Uranus has squared Pluto causing ruckus for the world and for us as individuals.   I have said more than once that even if you don’t have a personal planet getting zapped by Uranus and Pluto you are still dealing with the powerful tension.   In the last year I have emphasized quite a bit that Pluto is connected to forces deep inside like magma in volcanoes, or the energy in nuclear power and more to the point, the DNA inside all of us.   

I have encouraged all of you at some time in the last year to look at the people that make up your family of origin and ask how those people, many long dead are still influencing you.    

My reason for having you look back was not to hold on to resentments or go over painful memories but more to deal with the bumps in your psyche so that you heal and evolve into a new future.   More then once I suggested the imagery of the bumps being like Princess and the Pea fairy tale.   No matter how many mattresses you put on the bump---It is still there.   So, I suggested why don’t you go remove it.  

Well, as I was telling you this and telling you that. I was also contemplating my own life and the lives of others.     As you know on January 20th we launched the Aquarius New Moon at Zero Aquarius and I reminded everyone that they should be willing to be weird and be willing to be brilliant.   I also reminded everyone that Mercury turning retrograde and spending the entire three weeks in Aquarius would also support us tuning our brain onto our brilliance and our weird.   

And so that was where I found myself a few weeks ago as I contemplated the final square between Uranus and Pluto on March 16.    On Monday we will have the final (seventh) round of Uranus squares Pluto.  We won’t experience this again until 2040s.  We really need to get the most out of the tension since it is not happening again for thirty years.    One more time---this aspect happened in the early 1930s and in the mid 1960’s.    Those were not shy decades.   Get it?  Remember it?  And if you are young and have questions:  Did you ever seen news footage with Adolph Hitler?  Did you ever see African Americans fire hosed for simply wanting the right to vote?    

And what is key and every astrologer on earth knows this fact that what we are experiencing right now in 2012-2015 is tied to 1960’s.  And what happened in the 1960’s is tied to what happened in the 1930s.    

So, what does this all mean?  I will tell you---You would be highly served if you looked at your DNA and thought about your family tree and what is activated in your DNA even if you technically don’t know it.   What am I saying?

You know you have blue eyes because of your grandmother on your father’s side.  You can say that your daughter is tall because of your husband’s mother.  You can see your curly hair every time you look at a photo of your mother’s sister.  
You don’t think twice about those chromosomes and how they all lined up.  Passed down from your family to you and beyond.   

But what about the other stuff that was passed down that might not be so obvious …at first?     Like, are you a superwoman?  Who was that first superwoman in your family?  Was it great great grandma who got on a boat from Ireland by herself and landed in NY?   Scared and afraid did she marry an alcoholic and have to be strong to keep her family together?  Was her daughter and granddaughter a superwoman?  Is that  superwoman gene that was switched on during those hardships in the 1880s still in the ‘on’ mode now in you?   
Or what about the man who can’t seem to get his career off the ground?   What happened  in the 1930’s when grandpa was born and his father (great-grandfather) was laid off in the middle of The Depression, he was so depressed he just moved on from the family.  Did that little boy make a decision that work means abandonment?   And what about food issues?   Oh, lordy what about them?   What family ancestor spent so much of their life starving that it was passed down in the genetic memory?   I have my own opinion about American and weight issues.  I know technically we have more fast foods and bad food habits but under all that I do think that so many of our ancestors came to America because they were poor and starving in their native countries.   And that starving, fear based gene is in our DNA and the switch is on and we have a lot of fat Americans.  

What are you own genetic memories?   Even if you technically don’t know your family tree you can find that story.   

I am asking you to meditate, get quiet.  And find the story in your genes.  In your quietness allow yourself to ‘feel’ your family’s long story.  Abandonment, resentment, fear, shock, depression..  Get quiet you will find the story of your ancestors.    Obviously, you have many gifts that have also been passed down  and for that you should be grateful.   But there is the yucky things that have been passed down and THOSE are the ones I would like you to hunt down and release.  Tell the superwoman you are done.  Tell the abandoned child who decided money equals sad family  to be gone, tell the starving ancestor who is behind weight issues—byebye.  

We can always do this work, I do it in a sauna, my friend does it while swimming.  Others do it in meditation.   I met a woman who actually helps people do this work with others.    Whatever path you take, is fine. But please start the release work now.  Use this final aspect between Uranus and Pluto to help you release those yucky memories so you can get on with your life in a new profound way.   

Friday, March 13, 2015

Saturn Retrograde Saturday March 14

Saturn retrograde March 14 until August 1

Saturn is retrograde for six months every year.  Of course like all retrogrades I am inclined to remind you that it is not that the planets actually go backwards, it is the appearance of them going backwards that we speak about when we talk about retrograde.   Anyway, Saturn retrograde is actually not so bad given Saturn is such a hard working planet.  To have it slow down makes sense because it would be silly to work hard and then at the end of a project realize you were ‘off’ somewhere early.  

 On this Saturn retrograde, Saturn will travel from 5 degrees of Sagittarius all the way back to 28 degrees of Scorpio.   Sag speaks to our goals, visions and expanding our world.  It is also righteous and can fall into zealotry and bigotry.   Remember all of us have Sag somewhere in our chart and right now Saturn is transiting it.  We are getting our seriousness on in that house.  For some people it is their fifth house of creativity, for some it is their fourth house of family others have it in their seventh house of partnerships.   Whatever house it is in, you’re feeling compelled to get serious about stuff related to that house.  You also may feel a loss or a lack.   However, before you go all gangbuster and ‘get the job done’ to fix it or build it we are asked to raise our heads up and look at where we are, re-evaluate and then go back to work.  Where have you been off?  Where have your eyes been too big for your stomach? Where do you feel humbled?   What project have you said yes to in the last few months that maybe now seem misguided or bigger than you realize?   Take the next six months to re-evaluate and re-tool your goals.  When Saturn crosses out of Sag and back into Scorpio (June 16) we will assess our resources.  Do we have the time, the energy and the money to tackle our goals?  Or do we need to go back to the drawing board and rethink?     As I indicated the New Moon chart launched on Feb 18 has a harsh aspect with Saturn which may send a message to all of us that we may have taken on something a wee bit big that needs to be rethought.  My sense is by the time Saturn turns retrograde on March 14th we won’t be surprised where we need to apply the brakes.  Take the next six months to retool your goals with Saturn’s help. 

For those of you old enough to remember, the last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was between 1986-1988.   During that time it was retrograde March through August of ’86 and again March – August 1987.  Consider what was going on with you at that time and how it applies to now.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

High Tension Time

I indicated a few days ago that the tension is mounting.   I should have added, "No kidding."
The astrology is clear, we are in a tense time and as a person living in Los Angeles I can see the tension build in the most obvious of ways---driving.   Oh, lordy, people running yellow lights, short fuses, horn honks, I even watched a motorcyclist in my rearview mirror fly in the air and land sideways.   Luckily the driver got up and dusted himself off but still I let out a gasp.  

How are your friends and family?  Are people losing their Sh$#t?    Are you offering comfort but also scratching your head?   Sometimes we just have to ride out the fever until it breaks.   Saturday's Saturn retrograde and Uranus/Pluto final square on next Monday are the two high tension poles and the wires in between are the rest of the aspects we are processing between last Monday and next Monday.   Remember, the Uranus Pluto aspect next Monday will be the last time they get into it for about 30 more years.  

Monday 3/9   Mars trine Jupiter 11:03pm

Tuesday 3/10 Moon Square Jupiter

Wednesday 3/11 Venus semi square Neptune
Wednesday 3/11 Mars conjunct Uranus
Wednesday 3/11 Mars square Pluto

Thursday 3/12 Moon conjunct Saturn
Thursday 3/12 Moon square Neptune

Friday 3/13 Mercury semi square Pluto
Friday 3/13 Moon square Sun

Saturday 3/14 Saturn retrograde  8:03am PDT
Saturday 3/14 Moon Square Uranus
Saturday 3/14 Moon conjunct Pluto
Saturday 3/14 Moon square Nodes

Sunday 3/15 Moon square Mars
Sunday 3/15 Moon square Venus
Sunday 3/15 Mercury square Saturn

Monday 3/16 Uranus square Pluto 5:53pm PDT