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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…

 

New Moon Reminder — May 17/18th 2015

Just a heads-up to remind everyone that you can write out your affirmations and wishes all day today! The New Moon is in the sign Taurus, and we can tap into the energy of this New Moon to enhance our lives.

Take a moment to write out your deepest desires, wishes and affirmations in order to allow their message to enter the ether and to manifest into your reality. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing this simple task. Write out in clear concise form anything you wish to happen in your life — it can be a quick prayer for good health, a wish for more income, a blessing for a newborn, or a complex goal that you have set for yourself and need a little positive input in order to complete the job. Anything you perceive as bettering your life and the lives of your loved ones can be written down and as you think about what you are writing your thoughts take form and enter the galaxial mists to become real.

We do get this chance every month at the time of the New Moon — and each month the emphasis is a little different depending on what sign the Moon is in during that month. Tap into all of the potential of the Universal flow and believe in your destiny!

New Moon in Taurus — May 17th 2015

Our New Moon crests at 26 degrees of Taurus at 11:13 PM EST (add one hour for DST). This is a powerful New Moon in Fixed sign Taurus as it is within an out of sign opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius. Mars also enters the fray in early Gemini to further frustrate the situation. These opposing factions may hinder our plans and make it difficult to bring to conclusion a favorable outcome. With Retrograde Mercury slowing to its stationary position before turning backwards on the 18th also in Gemini, we must be sure to have our plans fully committed and a pathway that is clear and concise. I’m afraid it is the same old refrain of having to be aware of shifting plans, being ready to shift gears in the face of upsetting new information, and realizing that we can work through any and all impediments that we may be faced with in this time frame.

That said, our New Moon energy is usually one of positive and constructive vibrations that can inspire us to greater heights and loftier goals. In Taurus our Fixed Earth sign we can find a deep-seated determination to move forward and to reach the epitome of our karmic pathway here on Earth. We must pull from the Universal flow that positive energy that will fulfill our destiny and our desires. In Taurus we may be thinking of renovating our homes, adding on or just freshening up the interior. With patience and a thoughtful plan we will be able to accomplish our agenda in an orderly fashion if we work with the confidence of our practical and common-sense persona. Taurus is conservative, steady, straightforward, determined (stubborn), loves luxury and ease — but will work tirelessly for his future security. Having a plan and following it step-by-step is Taurus usual manner, they enjoy working toward their goals with an evenly planned pace. They don’t usually need a big push to continue on their merry way — just those provisions that they have set for themselves.

Taurus is ruled by Venus and has the hallmarks of all that Venus encompasses, love of family, love of luxury and beauty, music and art. An intense sense of duty and a strong work ethic are also a Taurus trait. We can find Taurus folks in all sorts of business settings, as diverse as fashion or finance, our Taurus brethren will soar to the top of the managerial summit. They are great employees with their zeal to get the job done, and are often the last to leave the office. However, they might be a bit bombastic as a boss or supervisor because their standards are high and they expect as good as they give. So if you are in a work situation with a strong Taurus superior, you must expect to be judged accordingly. Doing your job in a so-so manner will not cut it with these folks — you will have to excel and also work with a good attitude. Rewards will be generous as Taurus doesn’t skimp on gifts or compliments to those he perceives as good and deserving workers.

Jupiter in Leo can be our anchor of good-will and positivity this month as it moves towards a good aspect with Uranus in Aries. We can feel the dynamic energies of these Planets as they begin to shine their combined golden rays down upon us here on Earth. We can work with Jupiter’s beneficial glow and the unexpected quirkiness of Uranus playfulness. In these fiery signs our own psyches will be stimulated and inspired to seek new ways of improving our lives. We can tap into the harmony that will be in concert between these giants and bring new ideas and concepts that we can work with to enhance our plans and provide a clear pathway forward to our ultimate karma.

Neptune in Pisces continues to pique our most intimate need for seeking truth, we can begin to tap into our deepest spiritual depths to find our own individual reality. Until we dig into the deepest recesses of our abyss of nothingness can we truly find ourselves. Therein lies our individual and personal unpretentious, humble and modest selves. Unadorned and open to all onlookers, we stand vulnerable and exposed, natural and earthy, awaiting our fate. There is beauty in all of us just waiting to be unleashed in love and kindness. We can rise to the apex of humanity and be brave in facing all of life’s inequity. Strong, spiritual, sensual — mystical, otherworldly and transcendent — we are human beings not human has-beens!

As always, our New Moon gives us the power to expand our personal goals, wishes and affirmations, and it is better to work within the realm of the sign of the New Moon. This month’s Moon is in Taurus a sign that is Earthy and Fixed. Within its realm we can ask that our lives become more useful in a practical manner, Taurus loves the good life and we can ask we have more financial success, or we can affirm that we are on the right path for this lifetime, also if you want to rid yourself of any negativity (bad habits, angry thoughts, stubborn ideas), you can ask to draw those folks who will help you change any negativity and realize your true potential. Allow yourself to dream big dreams and profess your desire to be on the right pathway during this lifetime on Earth. Reject any negative thoughts by focusing on only those things that will bring you joy, happiness and fulfillment.

Remember that Mercury will be Retrograde from the 18th of this month until June 6th — so plan accordingly. The sooner after the New Moon crests is the best time to write out your affirmations, so any time after 11:13 PM EST on the 17th would be apropos — however since many of us aren’t night-owls, the daytime hours of the 18th should do the trick! Be wise, be honest, be aware, and be sincere in writing out your wishes for yourself and your family. Use the New Moon energy to enhance your own life for the better.

Galaxial Blessings — and Peace on Earth!

 

Retrograde Mercury — May 18th 2015

Mercury begins its Retrograde motion on May 18th in its own sign Gemini at 8:49 PM EST (add one hour for DST). Mercury is at 13 degrees of the sign and Retrogrades back to 4 degrees of Gemini on June 11th when it then turns Direct at 5:33 PM EST. We can often feel Mercury as it starts to slow its pace before finally turning Rx with little irritations that seem to appear out of nowhere. It seems to me that when Mercury is Rx in its own sign it is a bit more onerous than in other signs (except perhaps Virgo) — Gemini rules ones appendages, so be careful when operating machinery, and of course, Mercury has reign over communications — computers, mail, messages, transportation and meeting places can all be influenced by a Rx Mercury. It behooves us to double check and keep close watch in all these areas. Since transportation can be negatively affected, make sure your gas tank is full, your tires are properly inflated and all your safety features are intact before heading off on a long (or even short) road trip. And if traveling by other methods, check to see if your flight times or gates have been changed, and allow extra time for any delays en route. The bottom line is to plan ahead, stay in advance of any changes, and be sure of  exactly when and where you are to meet up with friends.

Health-wise, a Rx Mercury and any negative planetary markers in one’s chart can bring on lung issues, i.e., asthma, allergies, and other breathing difficulties. If you use an inhaler be sure it is full and that it is within easy reach. Don’t be careless when the pollen count is high, and use common-sense when cleaning if using caustic or irritating cleansers. Make sure there is sufficient airflow and ventilation, and all will be well.

As with all Rx Mercury periods, it’s advisable to be aware of any dangerous surroundings, and when driving — drive defensively and avoid those who are driving erratically. So many drivers seem distracted and preoccupied with other than driving in today’s texting and cell-phone obsessed society. It’s your responsibility to be able to circumvent any fractious drivers or other folks who seem out of control.

Mercury meets up with Venus in a mildly positive aspect on the evening of the 19th, a good time to meet up with friends or family for a happy interlude. In the early hours of the morning on the 27th Mercury is conjunct Mars at 10 degrees of Gemini, this may prove to be hectic for early morning commuters, or you may awaken earlier than usual, because of too many random thoughts or worries. On the 29th in the wee hours after midnight Mercury squares Neptune perhaps bringing vivid dream states and or restless-leg syndrome that makes it difficult to sleep soundly. On Saturday the 30th, Mercury semi-squares Venus in the morning possibly causing some disconnect in plans or family matters. Later in the morning Mercury is conjunct the Sun bringing more information that might help get everything straightened out and will help move plans forward.On June 10th Mercury slowing to reach its Stationary Direct mode on the 11th will semi-square Uranus just after midnight bringing an erratic period of unexpected change and quick decisions. Hold off if possible if faced with serious decisions until later in the morning when Mercury is in good aspect to Venus and better decisions can be made with the help of your loved ones.

Finally, on the 11th of June Mercury resumes Direct motion at 5:33 PM EST (add one hour for DST), allow a few days for Mercury’s forward motion to be returned to its usual pace.  We have Rx Mercury periods three or four times a year in different signs, it is usually a bit exasperating when things don’t go as expected. Most often these are petty little annoyances, but they can be frustrating and we must be ready to adjust to whatever is going on around us. Legal issues can also be confusing and if we are not on our A-game we might miss important nuances within the mystifying legalese that can be difficult to decipher. Get good advice and all should work out well. Retrograde Mercury periods are times that we also might get a “do-over” — so if you missed out on something earlier in the year — now might be the best time to revisit those plans or issues. The Planets are always moving and readjusting their aspect to one another, and if we are aware of the harmony of the Galaxial movements we can more readily use the energy and power of the Planet’s natural areas of proficiency. Learn how to use all of the fantastic largesse available to all of us through the blessings of the Universe.

Be wise, be aware, and be accepting of the gifts from nature, and live each day to the full.

Peace!

 

 

 

Mars Enters Gemini — May 11th 2015

It is a major change for Mars to go from Fixed Taurus to Mutable Gemini on the 11th at 9:41 PM EST (add one hour for DST), where it will remain until entering Cancer on June 24th at 8:39 AM EST. Where Mars and Taurus have a need for control and getting things done, and can find neutral ground for agreement, in Gemini Mars is quite overwhelmed with input and exaggerated eagerness. Mars has lots of energy to expel, and that’s OK with Gemini — it is the way each of them responds to those outer stimulants that get the pair into flux! Mars wants to be the leader, and find the adventures he wants to follow — in Gemini there’s usually just too much going on and Mars frustration level can hit overload a bit too easily. Where to find common ground to be able to use Mars bountiful power, and Gemini’s whimsical ideas of fun and exciting escapades. Gemini is light and airy, intellectually vital and possibly a bit scatty or disorganized. Mars is forceful, masculine and likes to know exactly what’s going on in his kingdom.

It would appear we are in for a roller-coaster ride of unbridled excesses and extremes — there seems to be no ability to put the brakes on this dynamic duo! Although Mars has the capacity to go off on a tangent of brute power and in-charge command that doesn’t sit well with Gemini’s sensitivity and mental capacity for seeing all the contingencies of a plan, they both want what they want. So — our Mars in Gemini must learn to blend the two discordant sides of their personae — yes they both want to experience the heights of emotional excess and need to feel that frisson of energy from pushing the envelope to the edge. Mars can easily get out of control in his zeal to be the best, baddest, boldest dude at the race, game or competition! He is a player indeed of mighty determination — Gemini — is more interested in the mechanics of the game, the strategies needed and the skill that will bring the prize.

Their goals may be the same, but their ideas of how to accomplish their end game can be miles apart — working in concert, they can and will outrun, outsmart and out-think any and all competition. Using Mars amazing strength of fiery vitality and Gemini’s airy waft of brilliant oxygen to increase that inner fire will bring an unquenchable inferno of ability and smarts. Mars will try to overcome airy Gemini with his massive vigor, but Gemini will easily out think the too focused Mars. Bending Mars to her winsome ways, Gemini will hold sway over all of Mars power and use it to advance her agenda. Together they are a force to be reckoned with indeed!

Mar’s opposition to Saturn on the 15th might bring some temporary challenges, just stay true to your course and find a way around any obstacles put in your way. On the 17th Mars will encounter Uranus in Aries for a minor dust-up — just be aware of sudden impediments and be prepared to adjust your plans accordingly. On the 25th Mars challenges Neptune at 9 degrees of the signs, plans become elusive or disappear completely, folks don’t show up for meetings, and there is a miasma of foggy thinking that abounds. Also take note that Retrograde Mercury will begin on the 18th also delaying and impeding our progress. Being aware of the movement of the Planets can help avoid mishaps and delays — double check, confirm and be succinct in your directions, places or ideas.

 Mars in Gemini Love Style

If your love has Mars in Gemini, you may often be confused as to his true feelings — a bit fickle and distant at times, he just assumes you know that he cares! He is like a butterfly flitting off onto the next flower but only seeking the secrets of its nature — he enjoys picking up the input from folks of every ilk — it is in his character to be curious and perhaps a bit absentminded about who and what and where he finds new and fascinating information. He is always learning and loves talking with someone who is an expert in their field — nothing is off the table with our Mars in Gemini friends and family members — they love facts, figures, statistics and the more exotic the better. Their interests are far flung from local sports to world economics and will cover a multitude of subjects many of us haven’t even heard of much less follow. More importantly — they retain the information they garner so that friends will often have an esoteric question they just know their Mars in Gemini pal will have the answer to. A true free-thinker, their knowledge branches out like the limbs of a tree — each branch spreading out further and further with offshoots and twigs and leaves holding more and more knowledge. Of course, this can be quite frustrating to those who love these quixotic folks — just know they can be loyal and true, but if you have a Mars in Gemini partner, spouse or lover — it will take some work on your part to keep them interested and you will have to follow their lead as to what their current interests are at any given moment. Always keep them guessing — it will insure that they will find you more fascinating than any others they encounter. Generous, gregarious, occasionally a gadabout, smart, witty and a born leader. In Gemini, Mars has a more capricious nature than other Mars combinations, the ability to laugh at themselves is one trait that make this duo less bombastic and more amenable to listen to the ideas of others. They often are in love with love itself — finding beauty within each person they meet, and able to connect to the spirit of those they encounter. Not as judgmental as other Mars combos, our Mars in Gemini folks can be truly sweet, compassionate and although not always thoughtful, they are ever grateful for those who love them. Knowing full well that they are not everyone’s “cup-of-tea” — they realize that those closest to them appreciate and cherish their quirky eccentricities and have learned to love them for themselves. We love our Mars in Gemini persona because they bring a bustling love for life into ours. Usually upbeat, able to inspire others, compatible and accepting of all they meet along their karmic pathway — how sad it would be not to have a Mars in Gemini family member or friend in our lives. They are our perennial childhood friend, our need for gaiety and fun is with them, and always a friend in need who will come to our aid.

Loving, caring for, and living with a Mars in Gemini person can be fun, challenging, quirky, amusing, frustrating, and very romantic — enjoy this time with Mars in Gemini and spread your wings to the muse of laughter and happiness. Fiery, airy, and with the potential to burst forth into laughter, tears, anger, merriment and emotional excess — we cannot do without our Mars in Gemini brethren — they are our funny bone, our compassion, our empathy and our commitment to one another throughout their lifetimes. Sit back and enjoy the ride!

Peace

 

Venus Enters Cancer — May 8, 2015

Lady Venus enters the sign Cancer on May 8th at 5:52 PM EST (add one hour for DST) until moving into Leo on June 5th at 10:33 AM EST. Our frivolous yet fascinating Venus in Gemini is suddenly transformed into compassionate, comfortable and loving Mother mode. No longer the schoolgirl with multiple crushes, longing for one adventure after another — we find our more settled Madonna persona in place. Nurturing, fertile, caring and protective — Lady Venus in Cancer is the epitome of all that we consider our Mothers should be. Always ready to listen, comfort and enfold with love into their waiting arms, Venus in Cancer will protect their young throughout their lifespan.

Our relationship with our Mother is one of the closest if not the closest connection we will ever have — they can be karmic, loving, conflicted, casual, comforting, close, and fraught with a gamut of emotions that no other relationship will ever conceive. It seems we have no choice, we are born of woman — and from the start as our eyes meet there is a symbiotic rapport that begins a new chapter for each of our lives. Not everyone will rise to the epitome of “Mother of the Year” — the challenges of bringing a new babe home can be one of extreme anxiety and fear in spite of the love involved. I believe that most Mothers begin their journey with all good intentions — but life has a quirky way of bringing us tough challenges and conflicts that we hadn’t expected. Each Mother/child relationship is different and cannot possibly be compared to any other.

Are we the first-born — long awaited, cherished and beloved from conception? Are we the 4th, 5th or 6th child born in limited circumstances to a Mother who is physically worn out? Was our Mother too young, too flighty, too overwhelmed to be a Mom at the time of your birth? So many scenarios and ways that our relationships with our Mothers are formed. Ideally, you are created in love with two doting parents that welcomed you into their lives and were prepared to meet your every need. Today, the stressors of life find children born into far less beneficial circumstances. Yet — I believe the majority of parents take their responsibilities seriously and try to do their best for their offspring.

Mother —  the word brings a plethora of emotion, memories, love, frustration, anger, angst, recollections and need. Most of us have a need for our Mother’s approval, for ourselves, our lifestyles, our choices and our being. And fortunately many of us receive this gift throughout our lives. When we don’t seem to live up to the standards of our family’s ideals, we suffer and strive to be accepted for ourselves. Venus in Cancer has the greatest capacity for unconditional love — nothing will interfere with her intense and overwhelming love for her children and family. On the more obscure side, Lady Venus in Cancer can be smothering, controlling and needy. Using any means to keep her brood by her side, she can be manipulative and interfering. Our choice is to be true to our own pathway, always keeping our Mothers in our hearts as the giver of life. Our lifetime is a series of relationships and familial obligations that we accept or not as is our due. Family dynamics are often contentious with siblings vying for their parents attention — none of us is perfect for every child at every age — our own needs and wants and duties can interfere with the smooth running of day-to-day activities. We all just do our best at any given time, and hope that we do not inflict our biases or fears upon our young.

Venus in Cancer will easily sacrifice their careers, monies, and even their life for their children’s benefit. Extremely loving, giving and attached to their young they will rise to any occasion to make sure their babes not only survive, but thrive! Venus in Cancer is the poster-child of Motherhood — and takes her role as matriarch of the family seriously. Knowing, intense, moody, emotionally vulnerable and caring — our Lady Venus in Cancer will nurture and love from the deepest abyss of her soul. We all can benefit from her doting and affectionate nature, that will encompass all who enter her realm.

Venus meets up with Saturn on the 10th in the early morning hours perhaps bringing a little disappointment or a need for dependency. However, on the 16th our Lady Venus has a luncheon encounter with Neptune where she finds her exquisite sense of art, imagination, and intrigue piqued. On the evening of the 21st Venus opposes Pluto in Capricorn and may bring disharmony for those who are easily vexed — also later in the nighttime hours our Lady Venus encounters Jupiter and there is a silver lining to any earlier discourse.On the 25th a square to Uranus might create a disconnect with those for whom we care. Lady Venus can traverse through most of the challenges she faces with elan and grace — usually never crass or insensitive our Lady Venus in Cancer bestows her loving refuge on all of Mankind.

Hint — find your love anywhere there is a warm welcome, at your church or temple, in the local bakery, shopping in the supermarket, in a flower shop, at a fine restaurant or your local diner, at a food bank, visiting a nursing home, reading to children at the library, while car-pooling, at a PTA bake sale, at the theater or a play, while daydreaming at the beach, swimming at your local pond, picnicking at the park, welcoming new neighbors or helping an elderly one, sharing your home-grown vegetables with friends.

 

 

May’s Planetary Activity — Retrograde Mercury in Gemini

We start the Merry Month of May off with a Full Moon on the 3rd at 13 degrees of the sign Scorpio at 10:42 PM EST (add one hour for DST). All those born on or near this date will be affected a bit more than the rest of us, and should try to use caution if out and about within this time frame. Scorpio being a fixed sign opposite its Taurus brethren will cause attitudes to be more pugnacious than usual, and will have people digging their heels in about their opinions. Best to avoid all those who seem on edge or a bit out of control. Staying cool and calm is the best measure to resolve any dispute, or just walk away from any situation that seems to be heading out of control. Adding to the fray are difficult aspects between Mercury, Uranus and Saturn — Mercury ruling communications, Uranus bringing the unexpected, and Saturn our taskmaster, always ready to teach us our lessons that haven’t been learned! Try to avoid any contentious meetings or unnecessary legal issues until a later more auspicious date.

On an upbeat note, Venus will enter the sign Cancer on the 7th at 5:52 PM bringing us the desire to get closer to our families and friends. With Mother’s Day on the 10th, it would be apropos to arrange for a get-together with those you love. Lady Venus in Cancer is our warm, nurturing and protective feminine persona, who will always be there for us in times of need. Ever loving, kind and generous with her time and possessions — she cherishes every moment spent with her loved ones. Perhaps the epitome of unconditional love — our Lady Venus in Cancer will embrace us and love us in spite of any, indeed perhaps because of our frailties.

Mars in Gemini will be adding to the frustrations of our daily lives with an opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius — we must be aware that under stress it might seem easier to take the short cuts of life — try to muffle that little voice saying  “it’s OK just this once” — instead, rise to your highest levels of self and be truthful, honest and upright in all of your dealings. Using the positive pathway to your goals will always give you the best return, and you will suffer no regrets.

Our New Moon crests at 11:13 PM EST on the 17th in the sign Taurus at 26 degrees giving us a new lease on our hopes and wishes. It is important to write out your affirmations and wishes as early as possible after the New Moon crests, because on the 18th, Mercury will begin its Retrograde motion at 8:49 PM in the sign Gemini at 13 degrees. Mercury Rx in its own sign is usually a bit more onerous than when in other signs during retrograde times. So plan ahead — try to get any new plans started earlier rather than later, keep your computers backed up regularly, and make sure your vehicles are up to date on all inspections and that you have a full tank of gas when heading out. Otherwise, plan to delay your new ideas until Mercury is once again in Direct motion on June 11th at 4 degrees of Gemini — allow a day or so to be sure Mercury is advancing in a positive manner. A little forethought will bring about a more positive and constructive outcome to whatever it is you want to accomplish.

Jupiter in Leo is moving forward and bringing its warm intensity to us by shining its glorious optimism and joy into our soul! We rejoice in the balmy and comforting aura of this halo of Jupiter’s sun-like intensity. We are more positive in our own forward movement, feeling the confident vibes of our planetary neighbors stimulating our psyches. Of course, there are still global issues festering, and clashing Pluto and Uranus are slowly easing their ties and there is somewhat less anxiety and angst in the ether.

Unfortunately, with the volcanic actions in South America, and the Earthquake in Tibet — we can feel the underlying and hidden depths of roiling magma and sliding Earth — creating unsettling feelings, knowing how powerful Mother Nature truly is and fearful that her show of power is not yet done. We send our most heartfelt compassion and solemn prayers of love, healing and empathy to those who have suffered loss and sorrow during these cataclysmic ordeals. May they find peace within their hearts and be healed and whole once again.

We must use the power of mighty Jupiter during these trying times, its ability to help us see our most positive pathway that will help us find our true selves. We can then relate to all those who have a positive and healthy outlook for the future — don’t allow the nay-Sayers to influence what you know in your heart to be true! Find your soul-mate with the help of generous Jupiter and with the help of Mars in Gemini after the 11th. Mars in Gemini brings an upbeat and perhaps giddy feeling of overwhelming emotional attachments to those who are searching for their true love. Allow yourself to feel the intensity of your most passionate depths. We are sentient beings who are meant to feel the gamut of every emotion we are capable of having. Give yourself permission to let go of shyness, reticence and any inhibitions you may harbor and just feel! You will instinctively know when your feelings are true and honest.

Our New England weather should improve and that will bring a warmth and renewal into our hearts and spirits. The Sun enters Gemini on the  21st with its burgeoning love of life — it brings us back to our child-like innocence of yesteryear. We can tap into the naivete of Gemini’s always youthful sense of expectation. Ready and able to join in any adventure or playful escapade that beckons to us, our Gemini brethren are our companions wherever we may wish to roam.

Flighty, capricious and ever-ready for fun — Gemini is where we find our sense of adventure in our charts — able to bring us back to our childhood joys with abandon and glee! In these times of prodigious changes, climate issues, and turmoil — we can tap into the awe and wonder of our Gemini persona to find that once precious ability to see the silver lining of life with the eyes of a child seeing the world anew! Enjoy our Merry Month of May and bask in the smell of newly mowed lawns, of spring flowers bursting forth from the once frozen ground, of the Sun’s rays gliding over your skin infusing your body with all the vitality of its potent energy. Renewal, regeneration and rebirth is the gift of this season — embrace the essence of your surroundings and be revitalized in the light of this new day.

Peace!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.