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This site will bring you some interesting and timely posts about what is going on in the Heavens — I love studying astrology, and I enjoy passing on the information I have gleaned from the moving planets in aspect to the sun and moon and each other.  Even if you feel this kind of post isn’t for you — if you give it a try, you might find it amusing, informative, downright accurate, or just a good way to pass a couple of lazy minutes on your computer. 

I have found over the years that much of what goes on in the ether does affect the happenings here on planet Earth — much depends on the sign you were born under and what aspects are in your own personal natal chart.  You can get your natal chart free from many sites on the internet — and learning where your sun and moon are located, along with the sign that was rising at the time of your birth will give you a heads up as to what cycle you are now going through. 

There are many cycles that the planets bring to us, Saturn, for instance (I call it the “learning” planet — has a cycle of approximately 28 to 30 years) — by the time we are 30 we have experienced the planets influence in each house of our natal chart.  It’s no wonder that the Hippies of the 60’s quipped “Don’t trust anyone over 30″ — we are changed because of our having been through the many and varied, sometimes difficult lessons of Saturn throughout our charts.

Also there is a magnificent opposition from the planet Uranus at age 42 (give or take a year) that challenges us — can we say “mid-life crisis”?  This year is often fraught with changes that we might be less that anxious to have happen.  Yet the planet Uranus doesn’t bring a change unless it is going to build us a newer and stronger foundation.  It is part of the building blocks of our journey throughout this lifetimes path. 

We can accept and grow with the help of the Universal forces, or we can challenge the energies and find ourselves at odds with our true and natural path.  In astrology there is a saying “As above — so below” … this doesn’t mean we have no free will — it only shows us that by following the natural harmony of the galaxy, we can flourish and meet all of our expectations — or we can rale against the forces and be held accountable in many formidable ways.  The stars may impel, but they do not compel any actions or beliefs. 

The world is our oyster, there is so much for the taking, so much beauty, knowledge, fun and happiness to be garnered from our lifetime here, if we but choose to be aware and partake of its bounty.

I hope you will join me in opening up the mysteries and secrets of the Universe as we all travel on this tiny blue planet called Earth — it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get it right, we have the choice, the right, and the means to become our best selves, and to find our place in the Universe.  Lets all gear up and promise ourselves we will choose to become the ultimate human being we are meant to be — awesomeness is an option — let it be you!

Welcome fellow searchers for the truth — it is out there…

 

Freedom From Negative Energy — Jone Victoria — July 4th 2009

In light of July 4th, I was thinking of what post would make sense. Then I looked around my room. Clutter — books piled high on the floor. Clean laundry to be put away. Winter clothes folded and placed in bins stacked one upon the other. Clutter is a definite symptom of my ongoing insomnia; and why can’t I make a more concerted effort to get my act together?
Negative energy seeks dark and unorganized spaces within your home. It can keep the light from coming in to your sacred space. There’s truth to the saying Cleanliness is next to Godliness. If Godliness is, in essence, the Light of Being then cleanliness maintains the Light in one’s life.
If there is excessive clutter in drawers, closets, on top of your home gym, washing machine, garage, under the bed, dishes in the sink, etc, it needs to go. Negative energy will make you feel confused, out of sorts, and depressed — GET RID OF IT! Clutter sucks you in — it makes you apathetic, unmotivated — it’s not unlike smoking pot. You just stare at the clutter and don’t really see it. You brush it aside to get an outfit to wear in the morning, or wash one bowl and spoon because you need to make a meal.
Break free! Celebrate your FREEDOM from clutter.
My Clutter ‘Tis of Thee — Sweet Light of Liberty — Of thee I Sing.
Jone always seemed to have a sense of humor when faced with any situation, whether dire or just annoying. She was able to address most situations with common sense, a flair for the absurd, and an abundance of “just get to it or through it-ness”! This post was apropos to me as I was “rearranging” my clutter before our Fourth of July barbeque this year. What amazed me, was that just a couple of weeks ago, celebrating Father’s Day — I had done this same task! How did it all become so topsy/turvy once again. I could see the smile on Jone’s face as she saw me typing this post — probably chuckling too! Granted, with the pool open and all of the beach towels stacked up, and the extra necessities for summer living about, I felt as if there were some excuse for the “clutter” — however that didn’t cover the half of the sofa filled with books, photo albums, newspaper ads, and yes on and on! NO — I don’t always see the clutter — so humbly taken to task from the great beyond — I am sending myself a message to get more organized, more orderly, and more aware. Sigh — let’s hope it works this time. Alas!
Happy Fourth of July to All

July’s Planetary Activity

July will prove to be a very active month with two Full Moons shaking up the status quo. Our first Full Moon is on the 1st in the sign Capricorn at 9 degrees, cresting at 9:19 PM EST (add one hour for DST). This Earthy Cardinal sign can be quite fervent in its more zealous capacity, people might “dig in their heels” about their current protests with the government, how their jobs are being impacted, or how their lifestyle is slowly being eroded because of the economy. Capricorns can often be stoic and self-contained, but when goaded beyond their ability to ignore certain stressors of life, their reaction can be stunning to those who thought they knew them. Indignant would be the mildest of terms I’d use to describe their ire when they feel they have been taken advantage of by any of the workings of officialdom. It behooves all of us to rein in any over-the-top reactions to any local or national news, before we have all of the facts. Actually there is some help in the form of a pleasant conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in Leo! Our outlook can be boosted by this charming duo so that we might be happy to enjoy the upcoming holiday and look forward to the rest of our Summer warmth. The Cancerian Sun trines Neptune in Pisces allowing us to tap into our artistic side and we might be able to use our intuition to create a masterpiece. We can also use this combination to reach a soul level that will stir us to look for that silver lining no matter our current issues. Allowing the Sun to shine within the watery abyss of Neptune allows a spiritual light to brighten the deepest yearnings of our nature. Still the aura of the Capricorn Full Moon will bring us back to Earth when the monthly bills are counted and have to be paid.

In the middle of the month, Venus in Leo and Mars in Cancer both engage in a tussle with Saturn in Scorpio, making our relationships a bit more difficult to handle. We might find we have to work longer hours, or a business trip might make us miss some family occasions, bringing stress into our realm. Keep an open mind when plans go a bit awry, and try to find some common ground for cooperation. The 15th brings a plethora of challenges with Mars in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn, all while the Moon is in sensitive Cancer. Don’t let feelings get out of control, as my Mother would say “Bite your tongue” if you are about to spurt out offensive or hurtful rhetoric towards a loved one, supervisor, or anyone else. There is no ability to take back hateful words, so choose your speech and tone carefully and remember, what isn’t said cannot come back to haunt you.

You might find it’s time to resolve any lingering family issues, work stressors, and personal habits that are holding you back. We cannot move forward on our true pathway here on Earth without cleaning out the cobwebs of our angst and anger. What really is going on in your life that makes you unhappy — and ask yourself “Do I have the ability to change this situation?” If the answer is yes, then you must begin to enable yourself to make those changes — these are the easy steps in life when we realize we do have the power to impact our own life with positive results. Start today with those things that will make you happy, get you out of your rut, and turn around your negative outlook. You can begin with “baby steps” — give yourself small goals — and when those are completed, go on to the next level. Don’t sweat any lapses — just dust yourself off — and begin anew. NOW — what about those situations in which you have no control and no power to change what you believe is wrong. This is all about acceptance, being realistic, and perhaps finding a new pathway. Hate your boss, job, home situation, the government, people, how the world is going to the dogs? These feelings have a basis in some deep-seated area of your psyche that has to be reached with a common-sense approach, and a true sense of self. You are not going to be able to change the world, your boss, or the government’s actions — but you can alter your perception of where you fit into the equation.

NO — this isn’t an easy fix — but given your circumstances you can find a way to come to grips with your life as it stands. If you truly hate going into work each day it takes a bit of your soul away and you become a shadow of yourself. You may have to decide to look elsewhere for employment — if this isn’t possible — you must find a way to make it as palatable as possible. HOW? Find all the positives you can in what you do — ask for help — inquire if there isn’t a way to do things better, work smarter — you know yourself better than anyone — use your intelligence and know-how and tweak what it is you do to become more in line with what you want. Life gives us challenges at every level and age — it is up to us to find the positive road and learn to avoid the speed bumps as much as possible. I have no magic bullet that will solve everyone’s issues — but I do know from experience that the phrase “This too shall pass” is inevitable. Things change, life alters, we grow, we learn, we can flourish if we use all of the instincts, intuition and resolve we are born with. Get some control in just one area of your life and you will feel more confident — find your strengths and bring about those changes that you can alter. Being out of control allows us to spiral down — knowing you can be in control of some areas of your life will boost your self-reliance and self-assurance.

With Uranus turning Rx on the 26th at 20 degrees of Aries, we might find there is a feeling of relief that some pressure seems to be off — things have slowed down and we have some breathing room. It might just be we are on vacation and can let all of our anxieties go for the moment, but it could also be that breakthrough we know we achieved because we changed some facet of ourselves, our environment or our outlook. Venus also begins Rx on the 25th returning to late Leo on the 31st and can bring a renewed feeling of needing to be pampered — Venus will be Rx until September 6th when she moves forward at 14 degrees of Leo until reentering Virgo on October 8th. This long stretch in the sign Leo will allow us to recapture any elements of love we have been ignoring or just not feeling. It can help to reconnect us to those who love us unconditionally, and help us realize that we are needed and appreciated by those closest to us. We can channel our inner Diva to enhance our outlook, and we can tap into our artistic side to bring us out of our mundane ways — think about creating changes in your appearance, in your home and in your viewpoint.

It is time we all tuned in to our inner core, our psyches, and our intuitive selves to find those pathways that will bring us the most satisfaction throughout this lifetime here on Planet Earth. We are meant to be happy, productive and selfless human beings that will evolve ever higher on this Earth Plane. Life can throw us curve balls, and can keep us from realizing our true potential, but only if we let the material world get in our way. We are beings of light and energy that can overcome all impediments by not allowing the meaningless elements of life get us down. It is a struggle to maintain that positive outlook all the time — but when we feel ourselves slipping into despair — it behooves us to  recognize our own difficulties and begin to address them in a steadfast and proper manner in order to bring ourselves back to stasis! We can regain our equilibrium and begin to work towards fulfilling our true destiny.

Use the energy of the New Moon in Cancer on the 15th to propel your new agenda and remember to write out your affirmations to help re-order your life or bring in more positive personal power. Emotional, nurturing and family oriented — this month is all about connecting with loved ones and finding new ways to interact within our social fields. All of this hyper-activity is taking us into the second Full Moon of the month (Blue Moon) in the sign Aquarius. The vitality of an Aquarian Moon is quirky, innovative, imaginative, off-the-wall, and often extremely exciting! It can be a roller-coaster of a time with the Uranian power surging forth in an unrestrained heart-stopping rush! Prepare to be breathless and swept off your feet with the excitement and eccentricities of this Planet of the unexpected that can get you out of your comfort zone. Enjoy the ride!

Peace

 

 

 

 

 

Mars Enters Cancer — June 24th 2015

Mars, our Planet of passion, energy and courage will enter the Cardinal Water sign Cancer on June 24th at 8:34 AM EST (add one hour for DST). With this combination we are trying to combine Fire and Water — and we all know that this blend can create a sizzling and steamy eruption! Having gotten used to working with Airy Gemini, Mars will find it a bit difficult to immediately move into the flow of Watery Cancer. Both Mars (ruling sign Aries) and Cancer are Cardinal signs — so both feel the need to be “in charge”! There will be confrontation and emotional flux — however, Mars is a fast learner, and will soon have a handle on Cancer’s raison d’etre. Mars is well aware of his own persona, his own challenges, and his own reasons for being. He will soon meld with his Watery companion in an uneasy truce of sorts, in order to move his own agenda forward. Actually these two working in concert can cover a multitude of ideas and emotions. Mars can use some of Cancer’s more forgiving  responses, and can learn to moderate his reaction to adverse stimuli when Cancer is in the mix. We might find a more emotional Mars in the sense that his kinder and gentler feelings are to the fore. Still, challenges await this duo until they decide to coexist within their delicate and fragile framework of peace.

The sign Cancer is ruled by the Moon and reflects the light from the Sun during Earth’s darkest hours allowing us to be transfixed in wonder at the infinite night sky — it also has rulership over the feminine mystique, domesticity, water sports, short journeys, and anything of a transitory nature. Physically Cancer rules the breasts, stomach and brain matter. Often those with a strong Cancer presence in their charts will have issues with indigestion, acid reflux, and ulcers, and often when upset these areas are strongly affected. Mars  in Cancer usually doesn’t like admitting to feeling unwell, and will avoid seeking medical advice. It behooves those Mars in Cancer loved ones to be aware if anything has gone on for too long and chide their reticent “tough guy or gal” to get a check-up! Of course, on the other side of the coin, we might find a chronic complainer and it is like the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” — we just don’t hear their complaints after a while — still one must be aware, when and if, there is a change in their demeanor or the tenor of their complaints to assure that something chronic hasn’t become acute.

We all have the sign Cancer in one of our Zodiac houses — we should all try to understand how Mars in Cancer will affect each house — and if there is a Planet within the realm of that house, how Mars will impact their meeting. Mars is energy personified and will bring excitement, movement, and opportunity wherever it roams. Our job is to use this Martian power in a positive manner to enhance our lifetime here on Earth. Work with the Universal flow and latch on to a very good thing! Life can be so much easier, more fulfilling and more rewarding when we know and work with the rhythms of the Planets.

As Mars in Cancer moves through the month in the coming weeks it will be in good aspect to the Moon in Scorpio on the 26th in late afternoon bringing warm feelings for your loved ones — perhaps you can plan a quiet dinner for two, or a rousing night out with friends — either way it will be an upbeat time. On July 1st we have the first Full Moon of the month in the sign Capricorn, later in the evening. However, around the noon hour Mars opposes the Moon in Capricorn, so thorny feelings might be exposed — choose your lunch companions carefully. On the 5th Mars tussles with Jupiter in the late morning hours, you might want to sleep in and avoid this aspect. However on the 8th Mars and Neptune team up to bring some inspiration at dinner time, listen to your inner voice. The 15th brings   a challenge from Pluto perhaps at an early morning office meeting — stand your ground but don’t push too hard. Our New Moon in Cancer crests at 8:25 PM EST, also on the 15th bringing a need to be aware of your loved ones safety and other necessities. Later in the evening, you might be discussing your ideas with someone who will listen carefully and give you good advice. Venus goes Retrograde at zero degrees of Virgo on the 25th, some of our plans for vacations or other pleasurable activities might be put on hold. When she returns to the late degrees of Leo on the 31st you may be able to revisit something you left undone.  Also the second Full Moon (Blue Moon) crests on the 31st in Aquarius, giving us a spurt of renewed if  quirky energy.  Saturn turns direct on August 2nd improving our chances of forward motion with our plans if they have been thoroughly vetted. Venus meets up with Mars on August 5th, in a pleasant milieu, enjoy this moment of loving connection. Mars and Jupiter get together briefly on the 7th for a last minute debate about family, and Mars will then move on to the sign Leo on August 8th where he will feel more at home in this lusty fire sign.

Mars in Cancer Love Style 

Our Mars in Cancer brethren are a combination fire and water mixture that is both emotional and needy, yet strong and determined. Loyal to a fault, and devoted to their families, they encompass an old-fashioned “patriarchal” element that isn’t always appreciated in today’s world. They like the feeling that they are the Head of the Family. Hard working, steady and a bit rigid in their idea of just what is needed for his family to be brought up correctly and to become an integral part of society. At times stern in discipline and a bit stubborn when challenged, he can be swayed with reasonable conversations that are well-stated and make sense to him. He often hearkens back to “What my Father said, did, believed” — and therein can lie the problem. Not always happy with the speed and movement of technology, there is often a longing for the “good old days.” However, his heart is in the right place when it comes to the well-being and safety of his loved ones. Indeed, a hero of sorts, he will face any challenge to the integrity of his family unit with fiercely  protective armor — and will defend his loved ones with all of his abilities.

This is a difficult combination to integrate within the family dynamics, he wants to be everything to his family and has difficulty when it appears he doesn’t make the cut. His ego is a bit fragile, and he can blow hot and cold when he feels he has somehow let his family down. What saves this persona from destroying what he loves most, is his deep love for those in his care. He will, with a little patience learn to moderate his more bombastic leanings and can enhance those softer feelings when his loved ones realize he only wants what is best for everyone. Loving, caring, nurturing — are all a part of this duo, and those are the emotions that have to come to the fore so the more domineering and smothering issues can be sidelined. Wisdom and time are the best modifiers when living with a Mars in Cancer person — they are so devoted to their offspring that often other issues will be ignored. A balance must be struck early on in this relationship, wherein the Mars in Cancer person is made aware of how to be their best self. An autocratic and domineering attitude won’t make for the loving and comfortable home this individual is truly looking for in his life. Moderation will enhance the chances for the idealistic life they are looking for, and the realistic rewards of a family dynamic that works for everyone.

Loving, caring, nurturing and deeply committed to the ideals of family life, they will never give up on their loved ones. Loyal and concerned that he provides the very best for his kin, he will be there through thick and thin, calm and storm, and sickness and health. A forever-after devotee, he could become the “Father of the Year” to those he loves.

We must remember that there are many modifiers within anyone’s Zodiac chart, and other influences from the stars will combine to create variables withing this persona. No one is just one aspect or group of Planets — we all are a combination of input from the whole of the Universe, and it is up to us to glean the best and the most positive and useful elements we have been handed. Learn the strengths of your own chart and find the way to enhance all of the optimistic and confident features that can be brought to the fore. We are a work in progress, we are human BE-ings — let us all try to be our best selves.

 

 

New Moon Reminder — June 16th

Just a heads-up for those interested in writing out their affirmations and wishes with the New Moon in Gemini energy! The New Moon crests on June 16th at 9:05 AM EST (add one hour for DST). The best time to write out your wishes is after the New Moon crests — that’s when the energy is the most powerful.

For those whose birthday is near the 16th, this is a new Lunar cycle for you and your affirmations will be all the more able to enter the ether to manifest into your reality. Use the gift of the natural order to enhance your chances of influencing your life for the better.

For all of the rest of us, wherever Gemini is in your chart will be where the emphasis of the New Moon will be most powerful — get to know your own chart and then you can use the rhythms of the stars and planets to better your experiences here on Earth.

We all can help ourselves by using what Nature so generously gives to us — take advantage of these moments in time and write out your affirmations, dreams and wishes in order to live your life to the fullest.

Live, Love, Laugh — draw all the good things in life into your realm. The magic is at your fingertips. Peace!

New Moon in Gemini — June 16th 2015

Our New Moon in Gemini crests at 25 degrees of the sign at 9:05 AM EST (remember to add one hour for DST). The New Moon in Gemini brings a bit of whimsy and a flare for the innovative into our lives. Ideas are milling about in our heads and we have trouble separating the truly inspired from the mundane. Take a moment to sit quietly and think about what it is you want to achieve — try to sense those ideas that will bring about an outcome that you can accomplish and that will be an improvement in your life. There is a bit of help ahead of the New Moon when the Sun meets up with Mars in Gemini on the 14th, with an energetic flip of the switch to spur us on to bigger and better things. After the New Moon crests, we get another boost from Jupiter in good aspect to Uranus at 20 degrees of Leo/Aries on the 22nd! Make sure your New Moon affirmations take advantage of this brilliant aspect ahead by including those “over-the-top” ideas you don’t think have a chance — this is the time to appreciate the bounty of the Universe and the magic at your fingertips!

It seems to me that the first six months of this year have been especially stressful and out of sync with our hopes and wishes. Especially the last Retrograde Mercury period that just ended on the 11th! It felt as if everything that could go wrong, be delayed, or just couldn’t get off the ground was the norm. Now that Mercury has begun its forward motion once again, it is almost as if a waft of fresh air has blown in to clear out the cobwebs of our old habits and “stick-in-the-mud” ways! Breathe in the invigorating freshness of the cleansed and rarefied air. Clear out any old and fusty ideas that haven’t worked and bring into the ether those new ideas and thoughts that can move you forward into a new realm of wonder.

We have the opportunity to empower ourselves for the better with the power of the New Moon in Gemini, and there is nothing to lose when you take pen to paper and write out your affirmations and wishes. You may find a dream coming true — take the time to think about what would make a difference in your life and the lives of your loved ones. Gemini is open to all experiences and elements — they thrive on variety and the innovative. Our Gemini brethren are the joy and happiness in our lives, with their acceptance and ability to see the bright and beautiful in everyone. Possibly a bit naive, but always loving and aware that none of us is perfect, they welcome everyone into their realm.  Decision-making isn’t their strong suit, however, when they do make up their minds they are loyal, true and always in your corner. Gemini’s are our ever-young, ever-playful, and ever-willing companions.Usually nonjudgmental, they accept us as we are — warts and all.

Saturn in Retrograde mode will slip into the late degrees of Scorpio until mid-September when it returns to Sagittarius — Saturn turns direct on August 2nd, and we will be getting more positive energy from this ringed Planet — we can use Saturn’s stay in Scorpio to review the past few months and perhaps correct some lingering issues from Saturn’s last turn in Scorpio, and we can make plans for the more inspirational vibes we will be getting as the Planet moves back into Sagittarius. We can learn from our past mistakes, and the errors we may have made if we are honest with ourselves! Allow yourself to really look at your relationships, your job, and your lifestyle to find the inherent ways you are not being realistic in your outlook and evaluation of those difficult situations in your life, and those persons who are holding you back. Be bold in letting go of any toxic relationships in order to take your power back! You deserve respect, kindness and true love from those who profess to be on your side. Be sure you are not just getting “lip-service” from those who would just use you and your goodness for their own deceptive needs.

Venus in Leo will help to spice up our social schedules and bring new people into our lives — we should all take advantage of any invitations during this transit of Venus. Elegance in fashion, food and design will be at the top of the charts and we can enjoy these parties or get-togethers with a feeling of relaxation and recreation — after the busy first half of this year, we are entitled to take part in all events of a celebratory nature. Venus in Leo is loving, caring and supportive of all your desires — be bold in asking for what you want — Venus in Leo loves luxury, ease and contentment.

With vibrant Mars in Gemini until the 23rd — our minds will be awash with ideas and fidgeting with all we want to accomplish — however — Gemini can be a little scattered and unfocussed, so it might behoove us to wait until Mars enters Cardinal Cancer before we follow through with our unique ideas. With Mars in Cancer we will have the acceptance and help of our family and friends in forwarding our plans. And you might find an ally at a family reunion or amongst old friends.

With the New Moon in Gemini, everything we can think of is on the table — Gemini is a Mutable Air sign and as such our intellect, education, and writing skills are highlighted. Gemini’s ruling Planet Mercury, now in direct motion can and will give us that mental boost to incorporate our visionary ideas into real world solutions. Allow yourself to meditate for a few moments before writing out your affirmations, wishes and desires — think what issues will serve you best throughout the next few months and concentrate on the best way to express your needs. For instance if you wish to learn a new skill, ask that an appropriate teacher or class opens in your area — be specific about your goals. Need to be able to concentrate better on the job or in school — ask that you can learn how to calm your busy mind, find a way to focus on the task at hand, and use breathing as a method of lessening your anxiety. Still have a dream of writing that great novel, short story or just a letter to a friend? Use the energy of the New Moon to find a mentor, and draw toward yourself those who will be helpful in preparing your way for success. The New Moon crests at 9:05 AM EST, so all day on the 16th will be the most potent when writing out your affirmations, however the next 24 hours are also still a viable time span to write down your desires and wishes.

The Summer Solstice arrives as the Sun enters Cancer on the 21st — this gives us a boost of vitality to pursue our dreams — the ancients were endowed with the knowledge that Nature has its yearly rhythms that herald a new season of growth and development — we should all try to flow with the innate cadence that tempers our lives. Working with the natural way enhances our ability to create an orderly existence for ourselves here on Earth.  We search for Ease — as opposed to Dis-ease! Use the Universes momentum and syncopation to re-order your own life. Your spirit will soar with its new-found ability to move freely and unbound. Use the magic of the Natural world and find your true pathway Peace!

Summer Solstice — June 21st 2015

How evocative is the sound Solstice — conveying ancient memories of ritual, invocation and tribal ceremony. The sibilant sound of Solstice stirs our subconscious reminiscence of primordial events lost in the mists of time. Still there remains an unnerving sentient pull at our psyche today that conjures up a Universal consciousness of hazy recollections that lie deep within the abyss of our souls and spirits. We feel a need to commemorate this day as a tribute to our elders and our ancestors, all those whose spirits have passed before us in a procession of antiquity and grace. Our heritage is entwined with all those who have departed, from the earliest of mankind to those whose lives have transformed recently — they all now have the answers we so intently seek here on Earth. The whys and wherefores of our being, our humanity and the journey of our soul. The Summer Solstice brings renewal and light and a brighter way of seeing our forward pathway.

Heralding the hot and steamy Summer season, we here in New England delight in having more sunlight to enjoy the outdoor pleasures we look forward to all winter long. Summer sunlight and warmth is especially needed after the brutal winter season that we endured this year! We bask in the Sun’s warm embrace as our Summer unfolds with parties, barbeques and family reunions. We feel the healthy aura enter our bodies as we romp in the open ocean finding lost treasures buried in the sand, lolling by the lake, the Summer days seem to linger as the red and orange Sunset slowly descends below the landscape. We breathe in the earthiness of the hot fusty air as the flora bursts forth in every color of the rainbow. It seems the Earth is also grateful for the Sun’s warmth as the gardens bloom with fruits and vegetable of every variety. A veritable cloak of many colors patterns the ground as each plant vies for its piece of fertile land. When the crops mature and are ready for harvest, our bounty is replete with a vast array of wonderful produce. Sun warmed earth — fertile and fecund — has once again given of itself a plethora that is ours for the taking. Nature once again returns us to the ancient magical circle of life. Cycles within cycles, century after century, eon after eon — we dance to the primeval tune of the Earth’s phases. The harmony of  Universal rhythms mark each and every year of our lives, we move in concert with the predictable and unpredictable whims of Mother Nature. We delight in knowing how each season will bring us new and exciting adventures. From the idle and lazy days of Summer, the beauty and majesty of our New England autumns, the inevitable cold and harsh realities of our Winter snows, and then the hope and renewal of our blessed Spring season. We bow to the elements of our Earth in obeisance of its power and magnificence. Bringing life-giving rain, the powerful rays of the Sun, or battering us with mighty storms of undeniable devastation — we endure, and though we may suffer,  yet we overcome, we rebuild, we thrive and we triumph over tragedy.

Solstice — ancient, basic, primal and full of the magic of the Universe — we silently pause to intuitively feel the primordial rhythmic cadence as the Earth turns in its never-ending rotation. We bond with the Earth as if our feet are rooted as are the great oaks. We feel our belonging to the Earth was part of the greater picture that history has painted for us. This is our land, our environment and our World. We belong as did our ancestors before us, and our offspring will long after we are gone. We are the organisms that can help or hinder this World of ours — it behooves all of us to care for this fragile entity with loving kindness. For I believe we have a sacred trust in caring for this land, this Earth, this tiny blue planet that gives us so much succor.

The exact time the Sun enters Cancer this year on June 21st is at 11:38 AM EST. Take a quiet moment and breathe in the aromas that surround you, feel the aura that is touching your skin, contemplate how this Solstice has brought you full circle in your life’s pattern. Allow all of your senses to awaken as every fiber of your body and psyche tunes in to the mysterious elements that are now encroaching upon your body. Be the totally intuitive person you are meant to be and notice the subtle vibrations in the air — the atmosphere is telling you an ancient story of history and life. Do you feel a tingle running through your fingers? Can you hear the harmonics of the Earth’s music? Do you sense a deep connection to this Earth? Are you totally immersed in this moment of Being? The Solstices are part of our journey, and we must become aware of their primal power to bring us to an understanding of what our part is in this World. Bring the Light of the Solstice into your reality and reap the wonder of the ancients. How well they understood their World and how much they treasured the Earth. We can return to that innate knowing with a little practice and open-mindedness.

As we look forward to this Summer Solstice — prepare yourself to accept the Universe’s gifts of conscious knowing and psychic understanding. Believe in the magic and miracle of our Being. Peace on Earth!

Venus Enters Leo — June 5th 2015

Lovely Lady Venus will leave watery, emotional and motherly Cancer on June 5th at 10:33 AM EST (add one hour for DST), and will enter the vibrant, fiery and passionate sign Leo. Lady Venus will remain in hot and sensual Leo until entering the sign Virgo on July 18th at 5:39 PM EST. Changing from Cancer a water sign to a Leo a fire sign is an overwhelming and cataclysmic reorientation for Venus. Feeling rather at home in the sign Cancer, all of her nurturing and familial feelings have come to the fore. Her persona in the sign Cancer was one of service and caring for all those she loved. When Venus leaves Cardinal Watery Cancer, it causes water to collide with fire in a sizzling bursting retort of explosive steaminess. However, once ensconced in Fixed Fiery Leo, her entire persona is metamorphosed into a sultry charmer with her vivacious smile,  her halo of golden hair, and her touchingly beautiful appearance.

No longer the motherly Cancerian Madonna, in Leo she quickly sashays her comely guise into the hearts of a multitude of would-be suitors. Flirtatious, wise in the ways of mankind, and ready to tweak the amorous sensitivities of likely partners, she adorns herself in the golden armor of the Leonine Sun God. Able to separate those worthy admirers from those less suitable, she chooses her partners with care and precision. Still our Leo Venus is true to those she loves and is willing to sacrifice for her family without hesitation. Perhaps overly protective of her children, she is the mother lion, and when any danger challenges her offspring, she will leap into action to protect and defend them from all threats. Loyal, brash, uplifting, spirited, and wanting only the best for herself and her loved ones, our Lady Venus in Leo will know no bounds in working towards her goals. Determined in her upward mobility, she is a fashionista of renown, a decorator of exquisite taste, and a seasoned net-worker in her social group. Happy to volunteer, seeing what needs to be done, she is a dynamo in leading the way in charitable and worthy deeds.

Lady Venus in Leo is a head-turner whatever her status, she knows her assets well, and is able to enhance and flaunt them in any venue. A strong sense of self, perhaps a bit of an ego, but a sensitive and fragile inner core — her feelings can be hurt easily with an unkind word. Thoughtless and mean-spirited slights will not be forgotten by our Leo Venus, she can hold a grudge, but usually her sprightly and joyous love of life will overcome any momentary affronts. She knows her value, and holds her head up high with just a hint of humility. Warmly welcoming to all, charitable throughout her life, and ready to entertain in a nanosecond — our Lady Venus in Leo is a delight to all who call her friend, partner, sister, daughter, or mother. Just don’t diss our Leo Lady and all will be well — she can be love incarnate — and we all need more love in our lives.

Lady Venus in Leo can climb to the heights of the corporate world, lead the local PTA, find her bliss in the fashion world, and become Mother of the Year whilst running her Fortune 500 company! Dynamic, driven and decidedly goal oriented, our Lady Venus in Leo can be anything she decides to pursue. On the softer side of our Leonine Lady Venus, is her love of children, and their plight in the world, organizing charitable works, volunteering for after-school programs and generally keeping an eagle eye on her local neighborhood; making sure the playgrounds are safe, the school system is above average, and there are in-school programs for those in need. A veritable champion for all those young folks who will one day be in charge of this, our fragile Earth.

On the 6th, lovely Venus in Leo is in good aspect to Saturn in the wee morning hours, shoring up our efforts for the day ahead. Work with the positive aspects in the stars to enhance your daily life and draw more good vibes into your realm.Venus and Mercury mix it up early on the 10th, if you need to have a conversation with someone — plan on doing it at breakfast or right when you get to the office. The aspects provide a good basis for friendly and comprehensive talks. Just don’t get involved with a “Chatty Cathy” who drones on and on about nothing — just saying!  On the evening of the 13th as Venus has a brief skirmish with Mars don’t let thoughtless words or feelings disrupt what could be a magical moment of understanding. After the midnight hour on the 16th, don’t allow anyone to fluster you or perhaps allude to devious information that will prove false. Use your innate instincts and allow time to find the truth of any issue that seems fabricated. The truth will become clear when you go to the source for a first-hand account. On the 21st, at a family function or outing you may find someone undermining your reputation — set the record straight and move on in order to release your pent-up frustration. In the late hours of the 28th and early hours of the 29th, you may meet up with someone who piques your interest — this may be an exciting and passionate moment, but it might not be long-lasting! Enjoy the excitement and adulation but be realistic in your appraisal of the situation.The Moon in Sagittarius on the 30th creates a nice aspect with Venus in Leo around the lunch hour — try to make sure your luncheon companions are compatible and fun, and enjoy being the center of attention as the epitome of a Venus in Leo golden girl!

Hint — Find your love at the country club, dining in a fine restaurant, at a fashion show, at the playground, at a PTA meeting, on a business trip, in your doctor’s office, while shopping at an upscale department store, volunteering at an after-school program, buying a luxury car or home, at a sunny beach resort, aboard a yacht, when buying flowers for your garden or furniture for your home, at a local political rally, having your hair styled, and at a summer concert or dramatic play.