Last night a student commented on how some of the descriptions of astrological entities were so negative. Elsewhere, others spoke of how the astrological world had long spoken of coming massive changes. This reminded me that there is a dark side to astrology, which I suppose should be expected since much of its original development had to do with ominous predictions of phenomena of Nature that mankind could not yet understand. Astrology is nearly as old as time, and ever sin
Because I could pinpoint a take off time from Amsterdam and a shoot down time in Ukraine due to news reports, a fairly reliable chart could be constructed for this tragedy. Here's what I saw. The dwarf planet Eris -- interpreted as discord and strife -- is in the house of communication ... was there heated disagreement about targeting that plane? Perhaps. There have been reports about heated accusations in the aftermath of the event. Eris is in opposition with the aggressive
On an uncrowded basic chart, today looks like ho-hum, nuthin' happenin' kind of day. But add in the Nodes of the Moon, and the asteroids I use in my readings, and we've got ourselves a very karmic day. First the Sun in Cancer is in a tense T-Square with the Nodes of the Moon, pressuring a balancing between past lives and future evolution of the soul. In other words, the True Self (Sun) is eager to incorporate the lessons lived before into a wisdom for helping us move forward
The Sun, Saturn and Chiron united in the water signs in the most friendly and helpful of relationships yesterday, which continued into today and will last through the week until Friday evening. We often think of water signs as being soft and flowing, bringing emotions such as love and compassion into the picture – and this can be true. But don’t forget that sometimes we have darker, more intense, more critical or irritable emotions as well. As with everything in astrology,
What is astro-weather? Just like you might consult a weather report to find out the probability for rain or winds or an overcast day, astro-weather highlights the conditions of the major planets at a given time to affect your life experience in the short term. This morning we see Mercury in Gemini – just recently released from retrograde -- is in a situation in which it has made a final contact (called aspect) with other planets prior to moving back into the sign of Cancer.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of the spiritual warrior, and what that means in the context of feminist consciousness raising and a continuing evolution in spiritual awakening. There are a variety of philosophies on this topic. Some preach that the spiritual warrior’s battle is to convert or condemn all who fail to agree with them. This belief breeds zealots who lose their humanity as they sink into fear and hate, while forgetting the divine path of love,
This could be an explosive 4th of July -- what with the probability of solar flares today, and the Sun / Pluto opposition. Be extra kind to friends, family and lovers, watch out for heated arguments over values and money, and be careful that "friendly competitions" don't get develop into long term feuds. When Pluto transits a major point in an astrological chart, or when it is traveling in a highly stressful relationship -- like it is doing today -- whatever it brings to you