Monthly Archives astrology: July 2013

Mercury retrograde roundup, July 2013

Mercury retrograde
There have been some pretty spectacular examples of the kinds of snafus that Mercury retrograde periods cause in the news lately:

  • Google was down for about an hour today, cutting off access to online searches and email for millions of people. .
  • In Florida, a ban on internet cafes actually banned every computer in the state. .
  • The comeback of Eliot Spitzer after his scandal appears to be taking off.
  • A “rogue flight plan” affected passengers flying in and out of Southern England today. .
  • A computer glitch caused fireworks to malfunction in Iowa. .
  • Last but not least, there was a higher than normal incidence of wardrobe malfunctions among stars and wanna bes. If you want to know more, just google it!
When Mercury is retrograde we often have to go back over and over something that is already completed or settled.  Knowing that this is a period of time when this kind of thing can happen makes it much easier to simply go through that process without frustration.  But we can utilize this time to our advantage by performing tasks that involve REvision, REevaluation, REconnecting with old friends, REsolving conflicts, REdecorating our house, REassessing our life plan.
Mercury will turn direct again on July 20th.  Until then, be patient, the river may not flow through it right now.
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By | 2013-07-11T07:42:08+00:00 July 11th, 2013|Astrology|9 Comments

The need for a new Alexandrian library

Alexandrian libraryRecently there was a discussion on the professional astrologers’ Facebook group about the demise of astrology publishers and the need for a repository of the astrological classics.  It wasn’t until the early 1990s (under the conjunction of Uranus, astrology’s ruler, and Neptune) that a group of astrologers who formed began translating the classics and bringing back some of the medieval and, later, classic Hellenistic techniques.  Much of that knowledge resides on the web, in blogs and website articles but very few of them have made it into the hands of the public. Of course the argument can be made that most of this material is too dense and esoteric to be interesting to the public.  And there is some debate (mostly from me and other modern astrologers like me) about the validity of the ancient techniques in today’s advanced civilization.  But the question of what happens to knowledge that would otherwise have been in books, when books disappear, is a crucial one that bears discussion. In Sri Lanka a has just opened and was dedicated by the President of the Nation.  How incredible would it be to live in a country where astrology is given this level of respect. But it’s likely that a new Alexandrian type library would need to reside online since that is where the world of knowledge is heading.  This would require organization and funding, neither of which are in great supply in the astrological world.

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By | 2013-07-10T07:33:47+00:00 July 10th, 2013|Astrology|5 Comments

The Watery Grand Trine of 2013

A Grand Trine occurs when three (or more) planets form a triangle and is generally thought to be a harmonious alignment. Trines work well together – they support each other and create ease but can also inspire laziness and complacency.  For this reason Grand Trines work best when combined with the more stressful aspects (such as squares and oppositions).  People generally think of trines as “good” and the stressful aspects as “bad,” but it’s the challenging aspects that motivate and strengthen.  Trines can encourage weakness and self-indulgence without the added balance of a more stressful influence.

A Grand Trine in water began in June and will be in effect for the entire year.  The primary planets involved are Jupiter (expansion and meaning), Saturn (restriction and structure) and Neptune (inspiration and spirituality).  Jupiter and Neptune together govern the spiritual life – Jupiter seeks meaning and encourages us to discover belief systems that give our life meaning, and Neptune inspires us to experience divinity first-hand through creative expression and spiritual bliss.  Saturn grounds these lofty matters into reality and requires that we take concrete steps towards spiritual growth.

Jupiter is in Cancer (I promise to have my article up soon!), Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, all water signs which emphasize the feelings and emotions.  Jupiter and Neptune tend to bring out the weakness of the Grand Trine since Jupiter is all about feeling good and Neptune seeks the path of least resistance in its journey towards cosmic bliss.  Saturn holds down the fort, grounding and requesting that we create structure in the journey towards comfort and relaxation.

Intuition and flow are of primary importance now and will help to soften the intensity of the push for change that is creating disruption […]

By | 2018-06-11T11:48:32+00:00 July 9th, 2013|Planetary cycles|5 Comments

New Moon in Cancer, July 8 2013

Art by SB Mathieu

Today’s Cancerian New Moon comes on the heels of the transit of the Moon through the Uranus/Pluto square  as it prepares to meet the Sun for the New Moon, so the theme of the emotionality of Cancer set against the backdrop of the larger force for change that is the challenging dance between Uranus and Pluto (see the comments in the sidebar if you are not familiar with this cycle).

When the Moon is in Cancer we tend to be a little moody as our emotions take precedence. Family and friends become more important and there is a desire to nestle into a safe space free from intrusion by the chaotic world around us.  With the outer world more chaotic now, finding balance is even more crucial than usual and this is the theme of this New Moon.

The Moon and Sun are conjoined at the New Moon, fusing the solar conscious experience with the lunar instinctive drives.  At this New Moon that conjunction is opposite Pluto, suggesting that there is a reaction to the pressure for transformation that Pluto applies, especially now as it is squared by Uranus. In fact, the New Moon itself is squared by Uranus and becomes a part of that larger dynamic which calls on us to leave the past behind and surrender any part of our identity that no longer serves us in our Brave New World. The New Moon also includes a conjunction to Mercury, suggesting that our innate intelligence is an aid at this time.

As a glorious blessing, the New Moon is also the apex of a Kite formation that includes a harmonious watery Grand Trine to […]

By | 2013-07-08T07:31:44+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Moon|3 Comments

The astrology of the Egyptian Revolution, June 2013

Back in early 2011 the Arab Spring began in Egypt with the resignation of Hosni Mubarak following weeks of protests during which transiting Uranus was completing its passage through Pisces and making the final square aspect to the Sun in the chart for Egypt as I wrote in this earlier article. One chart factor that I did not include in my earlier research was that the Egyptian progressed Sun and Pluto were also aligned at that time, facilitating the complete destruction and regeneration of a new identity for the nation. Over the past few days as the Sun translated the Uranus/Pluto dynamic by aspecting first Pluto and then Uranus, linking the two together to increase the force of their pressure for revolutionary (Uranus) transformation (Pluto), the first duly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted by the Egyptian military.  With Mercury retrograde and communication not going altogether as it should, there is some dispute as to whether or not he has been ousted.  He claims he is still in power, as of this writing the military claims that they have taken over. The Full Moon on June 23rd was exactly opposite Mars in the Egyptian national chart and appears to have inflamed the military (governed by Mars) to take action. Most disturbing are reports of gang rapes among the protests in Tahrir Square that are reflected in the transit of the Black Moon Lilith (sexual assault and feminine rage) over the Sun (national identity) in the Egyptian national chart. The BML was tied in with the Full Moon chart that served as the trigger for these events, and it’s not surprising that women’s issues are coming to the surface now.  The Black Moon Lilith conjoins the Moon in the Egyptian chart (which dates from […]

By | 2013-07-05T06:13:02+00:00 July 5th, 2013|Politics|5 Comments
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