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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…

 

Seven Year Cycles — Jone Victoria — April 15, 2009

We’ve all heard that our body chemistry changes every seven years. Did you know in Astrology that seven year cycles exist as well?

In the early 1970’s, I met Benjamin Priest. He was my first official astrology teacher. Ben, a graduate of M.I.T., possessed an incredible mind for detail in his work and teachings, and was an original thinker.

Ben taught us to unravel the mysteries of algorithms, and clarified what the vibrations of planets, constellations, asteroids, and satellites meant to us in a symbolic way. as we searched for guidance to navigate our journey on planet Earth.

I’d like to share notes from that class and the conditions by which the planets influence our years.

AGE

1 – 7   Moon:  emotional, self-centered

7 – 14  Mercury:  learning, communicating, school

14 – 21  Venus:  first love, puberty, adolescent vagaries

21 – 28  Sun:  goals, first real job, finish school

28 – 35  Mars:  work, busy, responsibility

35 – 42  Venus:  second fling, mellowing, dissatisfied

42 – 49  Mars:  work, security, college, anger

49 -56  Jupiter:  mellow, journeys, second honeymoon

56 – 63  Saturn:  retirement, security, hard work, responsibility

63 – 70  Uranus:  outlook changes, creative, unusual

70 – 77  Neptune:  vague, dreamy, reminiscent

77 – 84  Pluto:  religious, higher mind, philosophical

84 – 91  Moon:  emotional, past, easily upset

91 – 98  Jupiter:  longest journey, death

One day I was lying out in my backyard, catching some rays, and I was given an unusual but beautiful vision of a round structure, with plenty of large windows to let the light shine in. Attached by a hallway was another round structure. It was rather like a home symbolizing the mother, the umbilical cord being the walkway, and the smaller round structure symbolizing a child. I immediately thought of Ben.

Upon phoning him I asked what he was doing now, as we had lost touch throughout the years. Seven to be exact. Ben informed me that he was designing a home that he planned to build. I interrupted him saying, I’ve seen it. He asked me to describe what I saw and confirmed the images of his new home. We were both amazed at this impromptu telekinetic connection. Laughing, he promised to send me the plans. True to his word, I have them still, filed next to the hundreds of notes I took in his class.

As Jone has written there are seven year cycles in astrology — Saturn completes one cycle of the Zodiac in 28 to 30 years — seven years for each quarter — Uranus completes one sign of the Zodiac in seven years, taking 84 years (often considered a full life span)  to complete one revolution of the entire Zodiac. These are just some of the timekeepers we use in astrology. One of the most dramatic times is when Uranus is opposite its natal position at approximately age 42, many people find there is some adjustment they hadn’t expected that they must make. Jupiter is in each sign for one year — taking 12 years to return to its natal position in one’s chart, and coordinating with the Chinese Zodiac of 12 animal signs. Most strongly felt is the Saturn return at about age 28 – 30, having had Saturn in each quadrant of the chart has brought lessons to be learned in each area of the chart. One is changed (or should be) at the age of 30 in so many ways, if one hasn’t taken in the lessons of Saturn, there will be more and perhaps harsher lessons to be garnered. Each period of our lives should be one of growth and evolution, we are here to learn, to be honed, and to understand our being. We have an amazing chance to become more than the sum of our parts — indeed, we can rise to the heights of humanities most worthy.

New Moon Reminder — April 18th 2015

We all should take advantage of this month’s New Moon in Aries as it is the first sign of the Zodiac and allows us to begin our Astrological New Moon year with an abundance of Aries vitality! Our Aries New Moon challenges us to come up with new and unique ideas about our lives — it urges us to look at where we are and where we want to be at the end of our Zodiacal year. As our Spring season brings us a breath of fresh air and renews the Earth with new growth, brighter days, and warming breezes, our Aries New Moon brings us that same awakening of forces that can renew and freshen our lives.

We all seem to feel better after a long winter spell of snow and ice, when the Sun actually rises with healing rays and the warmth that will awaken all the living entities that have been dormant. Plants begin to emerge from the Earth’s crust, the crocus, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths in their bright happy colors bring us joy!  Hibernating animals are stirred from their long winter sleeps, and begin to forage in the fusty, fertile compost under the fallen leaves of Autumn. There is a heartbeat that can be felt in the atmosphere of life beginning anew — of sentient creatures emerging and starting their annual struggle to procreate and maintain their distinct form of life.

The air is filled with the sounds of the birds returning to their Summer homes. Robins seem to be the first to appear, then the blackbirds — grackles, starlings, catbirds, cowbirds, red-wings — then the transients, cedar waxwings, red-breasted grosbeaks, so many warblers — and then the delicate hummingbirds that flock to their special feeders and vie to hold their territory sacred from intruders. Nests are built in the hope of raising a new generation of their own kind — whether bird or beast — there is the instinct to reproduce one’s own and to flourish in the fecund dawn of a new day.

Life is abundant and miraculous in its ability to continue on in the face of so many hazards and difficulties. Life is our answer to any question — Life Is!

In order to have some kind of impact in our own lives, I believe that with the revitalizing power of an Aries New Moon we begin our own journey of fertile optimism. We understand that there are many mysterious energies within us and within our whole Galaxy that we can tap into — and we can feel that certain times are just right for us to act. With New Moon power, we can influence our own lives by writing out our hopes and wishes for our future. We can make things as simple or complex as seems appropriate and timely.

Find a quiet spot — turn off phones, TV, any unnecessary media — and meditate or quiet your mind for a few moments — just be — let your mind roam through any issues or desires you might have in a relaxed manner and when you feel ready — write out your affirmations. The best time for this month’s New Moon in Aries will be late afternoon of the 18th and all day on the 19th — the New Moon energy is with us longer of course, but the closer to the crest of the New Moon is usually the best for sending your thoughts into the ether.

May this New Zodiacal year be one of happiness, joy and abundance — and may there be Peace in the World and in your heart. Celestial blessings!

 

 

 

New Moon in Aries — April 18, 2015

Energy abounds as the New Moon crests in the Cardinal sign Aries at 28 degrees on April 18th at 1:57 PM EST (add one hour for DST). The Moon in Aries goes void of course, until at 4:32 PM when it then enters the sign Taurus. When the Moon is void of course it doesn’t make contact with any other celestial body and over the centuries we have learned that nothing begun during this time span seems to work out without some delay. That said, the New Moon energy is abundant, but I would advise one and all to create and write their affirmation and wish list after the Moon enters Taurus for the best results. All evening and the next 24 hours are appropriate to write out ones wish list. It is attention to detail that gets the job done — and the New Moon in Aries certainly has the spunk to give us a great start on our wish list. Aries is a go-getter, a mover and shaker, a master innovator! We can draw the fiery vigor from our Mars ruled Aries and use it to begin new projects, to enhance an ongoing task or bring new ideas for our future plans. And — although Aries is the best to impel us forward into new areas or adventures — there is a built in boredom factor we must consider. Yup — Aries is quickly bored by any project or plan that isn’t moving swiftly enough — so it is wise to include a good finisher to help with anything you are planning on doing — our Earthy Taurus buddies are always willing to help us finish our ventures so that we reach our goals, and adding a Virgo friend will help to perfect your ideas in a precise and practical manner!

We also get a boost in staying power with Mercury and Mars meeting up in Taurus on the 21st/22nd — you might have a flash of intuition that will propel you forward with a more focused intention. Another boost to enhance our New Moon affirmations is the Planet Jupiter’s forward motion on the 8th of the month continuing until January 7, 2016! This gives us the best of Jupiter’s vibrations now, and in the sign Leo boosts our confidence that we are on our true pathway. Still in good aspect to Uranus in Aries we can use their combined power to help us create our own personal road map to our ideal future. Of course as usual we do have ponderous Saturn creating some difficulty in Sagittarius whilst it is in Retrograde mode and not bringing us the most positive vibes, however — working with Saturn’s need for truth and a clear consciousness of our actions, we can advance with the assurance that our chosen path is the right path. It would appear we are all in for some karmic lessons in handling our own truths, and being aware of what we owe to others. Our time here on Earth is intimately entwined with others — our family, friends, acquaintances and business cohorts — each has a part to play within the expanse of our lifetime. We must be aware of those interconnections that are positive and/or negative — we do have a choice to make and we must always use our intuitive nature to choose the most positive, creative and helpful people to help us move forward to our innermost humanity. Challenges are the life-blood of our evolving into our highest self. It is ours to choose the most appropriate, optimistic and constructive folks to help us on our way.

We are the arbiters of our own lives — choosing to keep a positive outlook, being aware of those who have our best interests at heart, and trying to “do the right thing” within the realm of our own possibilities will bring the best results throughout our lives. Think of those times you may have made a less than stellar choice and there were ramifications you had to live with in order to re-earn the trust you lost. How did you feel during those times? Lost, confused, led astray — learn the lessons from your past and make a vow to yourself not to repeat those mistakes. We all have regrets about things done or not done — it is time to let any guilt or sorrow abate and move on with the help of our New Moon in Aries, to wipe the slate clean of all the concerns you might feel, and you can atone with word, deed or thought. You can take back your life with the courage of your convictions and move ahead with confidence to live a life you will be proud of, using your innate abilities and your desire to live a worthy existence.

With the New Moon in Aries at 28 degrees, we can use the energizing and upbeat tonality of the sign to help us write out our affirmations. Do you need to rid yourself of some negative folks who are stymieing your true path and are leading you down the rabbit hole of make-believe? Do you want the strength to change your lifestyle for a better way? Are you looking forward to improving your standard of living? Aries energy and positivity and strength are ready and willing to give you a hand. Think carefully about what you want to manifest in your life and the lives of your loved ones. Get comfortable and take pen to paper to write out your sincerest wishes. Believe in your power to change course and improve yourself. Work with the magical essences of the Galaxy and the flow of Universal dynamism to jump-start your new life.

The New Moon crests at 1:57 PM EST, but goes void of course immediately — so prepare to write out your affirmations, wishes and desires at or after 4:32 PM when the Moon enters Taurus and throughout the evening hours and all day on the 19th. The magic flows from your hand and heart into the ether and becomes part of the reality of your life — blend with the enchantment of our Milky Way and garner the wisdom of the ages. All thoughts are tangible and true entities in their own right that can then become manifest in the real world. Try your hand at opening up a new way of thinking about reality — there is so much we cannot see or feel — yet it is there! Use your intuition, your inner spirit, and your open heart to hear, feel and benefit from the unseen part of this world we inhabit. You may just amaze yourself – Believe!

 

 

Venus Enters Gemini — April 11, 2015

Lady Venus will enter the ever youthful and sprightly sign of Gemini on the 11th at 10:29 AM EST (add one hour for DST) until she moves into Cancer on May 7th. It’s as if Venus has become the essence of Spring — I see her with a cascade of flamboyant and radiant flowers in her hair, a long sheer flowing gown of sparkling iridescence, and a mischievous twinkle in her eye! Lady Venus always enjoys her stay in Gemini, she is youth incarnate, optimistic, effervescent and flirtatious. Her demeanor is one of joy and pure delight, however, she is a bit too flighty, can’t be pinned down, and is in love with the idea of love! A bit of a teaser and often able to attract the attention of others with her whimsical and coquettish flair. She loves being the center of attention and revels in her ability to win people over with her charm, her elan, and her amiable smile.

Lady Venus in Gemini has a bit of a capricious fickleness in her inability to make a decision about almost anything! Whether clothes, shoes, or lovers — she sees the beauty and possibilities in each choice  equally and invariably desires both. Her closets are probably filled with two of everything, since she often opts to give in to her duality and purchases both of the items she can’t choose between. Of course, with inanimate objects there isn’t much of a problem if there is the room to store all of the excess — however, in choosing a mate — there is a great deal of difficulty. Having a choice between two or more suitors is anathema to our Lady Venus in Gemini — she suffers greatly as she pours over the pluses and  minuses of each contender. She will often choose not to choose — opting to find another candidate for her capacious ability to love. Her ideal mate might be someone just as unpredictable and finicky as she is herself! They may just find they compliment each other with their many-sided personalities, their facile mental capacities, and their unquenchable curiosity about everything!

How we love our Venus in Gemini friends and family members, they always give us a sunny smile, are willing to go along on our adventures, and will often help us through some dark days with their ability to find a silver lining. As an air sign, Mutable Gemini is also a very intelligent sign, the problems most Gemini’s have is their capacity to see both sides of an issue with equal value, but their acuity will soon find other avenues to follow — they can argue and debate with the best of arbitrators and mediators, often having the upper hand with their diplomatic abilities. Swift minded, capable of instant retort, and usually fully aware of the problem at hand, they can be found in courts arguing for civil rights, in the business field touting the latest and greatest innovations, and they can be among the speediest chatters on the internet. Their talents cut a wide swath because of their amazing capacity and thirst for knowledge — they find everything of interest and seek out truth wherever it may lie. Loving and kind, their capacity for caring brings them to reach out to anyone or any creature needing help. They have a soft spot for animals and will champion them wherever there is a need.

It is to be hoped that they have good backup for their ingenuity, because although they are among the most amazing innovators at the onset — their follow-up might be lacking in follow-through! Easily bored and always looking for new avenues to explore, it’s best if there is someone in the group who has the knack of finishing up whatever our lovely and brilliant Venus in Gemini begins. On the cutting edge of fashion, beauty, and anything to do with interior decor our tasteful Venus can find a place within the vast pantheon of the beauty or fashion industry. Her innovative flair will find a place among all who want to be in the forefront of all that is new, state-of-the-art, and groundbreaking! A facile mind that finds the latest fashion forward fads, our Lady Venus will be admired and noted for her distinctive originality. Perky, petulant, piquant and spry — our Venus in Gemini persona is always welcomed wherever she goes (even when she arrives fashionably late). With her upbeat air and pleasant acceptance of all, our eccentric Lady Venus in Gemini is a friend and cohort to be valued throughout our lives.

Hint —  your one and only may be found in a thrift shop, volunteering at an animal shelter, at a psychic fair, watching the latest play, at a musical revue, helping at a food pantry, up front at a fashion show, having a manicure/pedicure, letting her ideas be known at a town meeting, coaching soccer, garnering attention with her flamboyant fashion sense, teaching kindergarten, racing by in her convertible, and braving the elements to attend a rally for civil rights.

 

April’s Planetary Activity

We always hear that April showers bring May flowers — and we are hoping after our excessively snowy winter that this particular old adage is true. Having shoveled snow, scraped icy windshields, and slogged through slush for several weeks — I think most of us are ready for some milder and warmer Spring weather. That said, April appears to begin with two of the personal Planets having changed signs, i.e., Mercury entering Aries on March 30th, and Mars entering Taurus on March 31st — the tenor of our daily lives will be somewhat off-kilter as these two Planets start to feel at home in their new signs. Especially with Mercury, the pace of our activities will speed up as the energy of Aries prods Mercury to an ever faster pace. Mars will have issues with being in Taurus after his stint in Aries and will take a few days to adapt to his new slower schedule. I already feel the tipsy-turvy vibrations in frustrating little ways. It  seems nothing is easy right now — a simple phone call becomes three — a quick-fix just doesn’t work, and when did I become so clumsy? Dropping, spilling and generally making more work for myself by not taking the time and patience to do things right the first time!

As usual, things will become more even-handed, and as the Planets settle into their new routines, so our daily tasks work out a just little better. Of course, April 1st is called “April Fool’s Day” — a day of good-natured pranks, a few office gags, and if the kids can put one over on their parents — so much the better! All in good fun — and enjoyed by all. Having a sense of humor during our stay here on Planet Earth is a bonus that helps to keep everything in perspective! Make sure your “funny-bone” is in good working order and be able to laugh out loud when it is tickled.

Our Full Moon Lunar Eclipse this month will crest on the 4th at 7:06 AM EST (add one hour for DST) in the sign Libra at 14 degrees. Opposing Uranus later in the morning, and squaring Pluto there will be upsets and disorganization. Thinking ahead and preparing for those contingencies you can foresee will help in getting you through this fractious time-span. The morning commute might become an issue, listen to the local news to get updates about alternate routes. As usual, use common sense, and don’t get riled up over petty issues — and stay calm while driving and don’t engage anyone who seems out of control.  You may already have been feeling the power of this coming lunation for several days, anxiety is rife and a calm mind a godsend. With the Full Moon in the sign Libra, we will need to find a balance between our needs and desires and the needs of others. Allow yourself the gift of time to truly understand all of the ramifications of any action you may be taking.  Some help arrives on the 8th with Jupiter in Leo turning direct after its lengthy retrograde — more positive emanations will ensue, and any delayed plans can be put back on the schedule. Venus will enter Gemini on the 11th bringing us a lighthearted gaiety and a renewed sense of hope. Venus in Gemini bubbles over with enthusiasm and optimism.

Mercury is moving quickly now and will enter Taurus on the 14th catching up with Mars on the 22nd at 16 degrees of the sign. As my mother would say it’s a good time to “hold your tongue” — try to moderate your anger response if piqued by some thoughtless persons retort. Be mindful of your surroundings and if some kind of scuffle seems to be brewing — just walk away! Pause and reflect before hitting “send” for an email. There also may be some angst with the tax deadline on the 15th! Finances may be in flux and you might find you need to find another source of income. Saturn is in Retrograde mode in Sagittarius returning to the early cusp degrees of Sagittarius — all those Mutable sign folks born near the cusps will be revisited by Saturn in order to review or re-do some lesson it wishes to impart. Depending on house position and any other planetary influences this might be an onerous task that you thought was already finished. Saturn is a tough taskmaster, but is always trying to improve your life — and the rewards for following Saturn’s guidelines are great.

Another mighty force in the form of tiny Pluto will be influencing our decisions as it turns Retrograde in Capricorn on the 16th — allowing us to reflect upon our recent strides and follies. We are being prodded to really look into our deepest and most fragile needs to see what we must do to keep moving forward on our journey here on Earth. There is  planetary synergy that will give us the tools to help ourselves if we can tap into the Universal rhythms. It behooves us to learn to use the messages of the stars to help us grow and evolve into the highest of human beings. Pluto wants us to plumb the depths of those areas of our life that we don’t like to talk about — but sometimes allowing the light to shine on these profound issues brings a new insight that can help us correct or indeed eliminate any negative areas that are holding us back.

The New Moon will crest on the 18th at 1:57 PM EST at 28 degrees of Aries — I feel the New Moon in Aries signifies the start of new possibilities and opportunities. As Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, there is a lot of vitality and a zest for life when the New Moon energy is in this dynamic sign. We can tap into this positive and vibrant spirit to enhance our daily life and to help our loved ones on their pathway throughout this lifetime. Prepare your wish list ahead of time, and revisit it as your needs and desires might change throughout the month. Use meditation and dig into your inner spirit so that you “know” the best way to proceed with your New Moon affirmations.

On the 20th the Sun enters Taurus helping us to organize our lives, and giving us the doggedness to make solid  plans for our future. On the 28th there is a beautiful sextile between the Sun and Neptune that can bring us a unique spiritual experience, allow our inner beauty to shine, and bring us to the awareness that we are our brother’s keepers. We are hoping that a true Spring will have arrived by the end of the month and we can once again enjoy the outdoors with elan. The  Easter holiday and Passover are in concert this year — so we send good wishes to all as they celebrate their holy seasons. Peace!

 

 

 

Mars Enters Taurus — March 31, 2015

Passionate and action driven Mars enters ponderous and patient Taurus on March 31st at 11:27 AM EST (add one hour for DST), staying until entering flirtatious Gemini on May 11th 2015. This doesn’t seem like a match made in Heaven, yet they have a lot in common. Mars feels deeply about love, desire and affection — so does Taurus! Mars needs to feel needed and is always in a hurry to get things started and finished. Taurus — not so much — our Taurus persona likes to be needed, but doesn’t like it if things are moving too fast. Mars believes in love at first sight, but doesn’t always realize that “knowing” someone might be the best way to go. Taurus is slow in deciding on that perfect someone, and is usually in it for the long haul. Still — both are deeply emotional, committed to their goals, want what is best for their loved ones, and often feel they are misunderstood.

Together this combination of Mars in the sign Taurus is forceful and bring each other some things each of them truly need. Mars revs up Taurus usual plodding pace and piques his desire for love and companionship. Taurus gives Mars the time to really be sure that he/she is the one! Working in concert theirs might look like a  dance macabre, but they can be in rhythm with a little work from both sides.  It might seem like indomitable Mars has all the power on his side of the realm — but our Taurus folks know how to work with those who are a little bit fast off of the mark. Taurus will rein in some of Mars eagerness and precipitous manner of leaping before looking. Slowing Mars pace a bit gives more time to really get to know that special someone, and will offset some of Mars over-the-top bravado!

Mars feels a little underwhelmed by the staid Taurus persona, wanting to leap into the fray! Taurus will inevitably keep Mars from being too impulsive and finding he’s chosen the wrong path. Their strength together is a blending of Mind over Matter.  Taurus has the willpower to stay on course and to delve deeply into whatever road he wishes to take. No unthinking fool, but a wary and thoughtful planner who will eventually find the right route to his ultimate goal (whether in love, business or his place in society). Mars will bluster against this more thoughtful manner of reaching his immediate goals, but with Taurus holding the reins, Mars eventually sees the beauty and sense of biding his time. Still there will be frustration with any impediment that slows him down, and he will push to free himself from the mundane ways of Taurus. Once they both come to grips with their inevitable connection for this brief spell, they can work together to enhance each one’s best qualities. Noble, brave, solid and earthy, but with a fiery inner core — they will manage to bring the best abilities from each side. Love of family, eager to please, wanting to belong, and being able to use the merits of Fire and Earth to bring them to their respective goals.

No shrinking violets here — they have their opinions, their beliefs, and they are not willing to give up on anything that moves them emotionally. Fixed, opinionated and somewhat dogmatic in their ways, our Mars in Taurus folks can be tricky to handle. It is their deep and passionate need to be loved, to be of service, and to have their loved ones at hand, that will tip the scales of societies standards. Ever willing to stand their ground, but also able to see the wisdom and beauty of common sense! Our Mars in Taurus folks have qualities we all admire and they are willing to go the distance in love, and in any area that is close to their heart.

After a brief skirmish with Saturn on the 6th which may cause delays or frustrations, Mars meets up with Neptune on the 12th which can bring new solutions to a problem or an enlightenment that will enhance your current project. However, on the 17th a clash with Jupiter might find you jumping into the fray without a thoughtful plan. Take a few days to allow this transit to fade, and perhaps give yourself a chance to reconsider your actions. Possibly on the 21st when Mars is in good aspect to Pluto you might find your ideas moving forward with speed and practicality. On the 22nd Mars connects with Mercury and fixates your mind on accomplishing your goals — the caveat here is not to let your enthusiasm overwhelm your common sense. Strive for balance and honesty. The 24th brings some unexpected help in imagination and intuition — just don’t go off on a tangent with your zealousness.

Mars in Taurus Love Style — if your loved one has this dynamic duo in their chart, you have your work cut out for you! Mars brings an intensity to Taurus that is sometimes overwhelming and often seems extreme. Taurus tries to assuage the passions of Mars with his practical and pragmatic outlook on life, but these two often struggle for the Alpha position within a relationship. Mars has the indomitable energy of its fiery nature, coming in with monumental feelings of love and even worship for the one they have chosen. Used to getting his way, Mars will not even notice if there is some hesitancy on the part of his intended — indeed just saying “not interested” is more likely to spur him on with his immediate goal of getting your attention!  Combined with Taurus, there is a doggedness to his intensity that seems incredibly resolute. Taurus will be the arbiter in the long run — finding that trying to engulf someone with his emotions just isn’t the way to a healthy and happy relationship.

Taurus will rein in Mars libido with the power of the Bull that is his symbol — commanding and mighty, our Taurus brethren can wield a mighty blow to Mars hotheadedness. When the two are working together they are a force of epic proportion — Mars energy and passion connected to Taurus deep-seated love and sense of duty will bring them to a equitable place of togetherness. Cardinal Mars and Fixed Taurus have a deep-seated sense of morality and honor when in combination. Think of the honored war hero, or the charitable philanthropist, or maybe just the local vet who’s practice is open to all whether they can pay or not. There is an inner aspect of these two that brings out the best in both — their love of family, their passionate desire to reach their goals, their sense of fairness, justice and equality. These are the traits that help the Mars in Taurus persona rise to the top of their game.

Challenging, interesting, and goal-oriented — our Mars/Taurus folks are always amazing us with their depth of feeling, their ability to reach their goals, and in the amount of love they have for their loved ones and indeed all of mankind. Salt of the earth, upright citizen, a moral compass, and a pillar of the community — all describe our Mars in Taurus persona. Lucky are those who have someone with this combination in their lives — someone to count on through all the vicissitudes of life — a forever love!

 

 

 

New Moon Reminder — March 20, 2015 — Solar Eclipse — Vernal Equinox

What is in the stars when you have a triple header? Well — since it is a New Moon in Pisces at 29 degrees — also bringing a Solar Eclipse at 4:37 AM EST (add one hour for DST) — and the Vernal Equinox together on the same day — the sky’s the limit! Only you have the right answer for yourself — writing out a few affirmations, wishes or desires — will have your entreaties flowing into the ether — there to become part of the Universal whole. I believe that our thoughts and wishes are tangible, they are physical entities in their own right, that can become one with the real world to be sowed as seeds upon the soil of Universal consciousness  to manifest in our own reality.

The process is simple — take a few quiet moments to really think about what would make your life and the lives of your loved ones better. Meditate for a few minutes and dig into the deepest recesses of your psyche to reach your truest reality. I believe hand-written requests or affirmations are the best way to proceed (although in our busy lives the computer is efficient) — but however you choose to do them — write out your desires, wishes and affirmations in as much detail as possible! Leave no stone unturned in your appeal and think calmly about what you are writing.  Feel the energy of the New Moon enter your body as you send your requests into the ether, and sense the tingle right through your spine as you immerse yourself into the aura of the rightness and timing of your affirmations. The New Moon crests at 4:37 AM EST — so all day on the 20th will be the most potent to write out your requests, but the following 48 hours will still be reeling with this amazing energy.

The Universe gives us special moments in time that are meant to help us on our journey here on Earth — we can help ourselves and our loved ones to move in a positive direction with a few well chosen words. We are not just flotsam and jetsam floating on a raging eddy — we can chart our course within a few fixed parameters. As the Wise Men followed a star — so we also can follow our stars and find our own miracle!

Work your own magic — and reap the rewards of a truer, more complete, well-lived and loved life — Peace!