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Scorpio New Moon at astrological Samhain: A trip between the worlds

Scorpio New Moon

The New Moon in Scorpio on the 7th which coincides this year with astrological Samhain, the ancient cross-quarter holiday of power at 15 degrees Scorpio.Samhain is one of the “cross-quarter” holidays that fall between the Solstices and Equinoxes.  Astrologically, the Solstices and Equinoxes mark the entry of the Sun into the cardinal signs of initiation: Aries at Spring, Cancer at Summer, Libra at Autumn and Capricorn at Winter.  The cross-quarter periods occur at 15 degrees of the fixed signs, with Samhain in the sign of Scorpio, the sign that corresponds to death and rebirth.  The veils between the worlds are at their thinnest at this time, and our intuition is heightened so when we combine this with the power of the New Moon to create and begin anew we can see how magical this particular New Moon will be.

The Scorpio New Moon is all about diving deep into our passions, desires, and the power of our emotions.  Under Scorpio’s tutelage we surrender any veneer of who and what we think we should be, and embrace our true selves with acceptance and honesty.  This New Moon includes a blessing of Neptune  to open the doors of perception and enhance our divine connection as well as our creativity, and the New Moon ruler (Mars) harmonizes with Venus to create balance between yin and yang.  Venus and Ceres combine to enhance our desire to take care of ourselves and find a peaceful easy balance within.  However, the Black Moon Lilith aligns with Mars which will activate the dark side of the Scorpio New Moon, aiding in the integration of the shadow Self.

The effect of the New Moon generally begins a few days before the lunation and lingers for a few days […]

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By |2018-11-08T07:18:49-04:00November 7th, 2018|Moon|4 Comments

Uranus square the lunar nodes: Change is inevitable, progress is optional

Over the past week, and throughout November, the planet Uranus and the lunar nodes will be locked in a square (90 degree) formation.  The nodes of the Moon are points where the journey of the Moon through the sky crosses the path of the Sun, and these points are associated with the soul’s journey from past to future.

I view the outer planets as transformational forces which inspire us, activating something in the personality in order to create change where change is necessary.  Uranus is the planet of change itself – under the influence of Uranus we tend to become restless with anything in our lives that feels stuck, and sometimes we find ourselves faced with shocking events that serve to knock us from our comfort zone.

Our lives are built on patterns of expectation.  We expect that we will wake up in the morning, and that we will follow our normal routines during the day.  Uranus tends to break apart those expectations, at best helping us to see our lives through new eyes.  At its most difficult, Uranus can bring about a drastic change that forces a change in perspective.

Planetary cycles occur on several planes at once.  The alignment of the planets in the sky (which I write about in my Planetary Illuminations newsletter) affect everyone on the planet on a macro level.  When these alignments interact with the planets in our own natal chart, they stimulate change or evolution on a much more personal level.  There are other layers of planetary influence as well: to our relationships, to our communities and countries, to our evolving selves.

The current square between Uranus and the lunar nodes could bring about surprising events in our lives that shake us […]

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By |2018-11-05T08:02:27-04:00November 4th, 2018|Planetary cycles|7 Comments

Musings on hate, violence and healing

In the early days after I started this blog in 2005 I found it interesting to profile people in the news.  Primarily this was for my own interest in order to explore the motivations of people who do weird things, but also to illustrate in real life the value of astrological understanding.  In attempting to understand the minds of criminals, I would often profile individuals who committed appalling acts of violence.  But over the past few years, the number of mass shootings has increased to such a degree that I can no longer bear to analyze the charts of those who commit such heinous acts.

In reflecting with dismay and horror at the synagogue shootings this week I realized that it’s more than just guns that are the problem, at this point.  Yes, America has a gun problem as I have written about many times including here.  But the real problem is the level of hate that has been unleashed in this country and in other countries as a world that has become too small for the 7.2 billion people that reside here.  The globalism and loosening of borders when Pluto was in Sagittarius between 1995 and 2008 encouraged immigration into countries such as Germany and England which needed workers.  Under Pluto’s trip through Sagittarius, the sign of travel and embrace of other cultures, globalism brought a rich new tapestry of music, food and culture into nations whose cultures, unlike the US which is famously a “melting pot” of different nationalities, were already well defined and well established.  Additionally under the Sagittarian influence the spread of social media (Sagittarius is associated with both media AND social interaction) took a secure foothold in international culture.  By […]

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By |2018-10-29T15:05:31-04:00October 29th, 2018|Crime, Life|12 Comments

The astrology of Megyn Kelly

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All politically-related posts on this blog seem to generate controversy. Please note that I attempt to be as impartial as possible and focus on the astrology of the situation, although at times my own personal bias may bleed through.  

Megyn Kelly is no stranger to controversy, but where controversy served her well during her thirteen years at Fox News, it has not been as well received during her tenure at NBC’s morning show “Megyn Kelly Today.”  Her recent comments about white children dressing in blackface for Halloween resulted in NBC’s pulling the plug on her show.  These comments follow a long pattern of what has been described as “racial insensitivity” and should have been no surprise to the NBC execs who put her on the air.  Ms. Kelly’s particular combination of blonde beauty and biting intelligence is the very thing which catapulted her to fame on Fox News whose audience is , but was less appealing to NBC’s morning viewers who are accustomed to a different kind of content, and the younger audience .

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It will not surprise astrology buffs to know that Megyn Kelly (born November 18, 1970 time unknown) was born with the Sun in the sign of Scorpio.  Scorpio a powerful sign which is known for its penchant for passion and intensity, and driven by an urge towards transformation and the embrace of the dark side of human experience as part of the process of personal evolution.  Scorpio people are often intense and amoral, living in an embrace of their own personal Truth that will not necessarily be the same as the truths espoused by […]

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By |2018-10-26T13:24:42-04:00October 26th, 2018|People|1 Comment

Taurus Full Moon Awakening, October 24 2018

.   The October Full Moon is sometimes called the Hunter’s Moon – in the northern hemisphere this is the time when the deer are rutting and behave wildly, and humans are preparing for a long winter by stocking up on food.

This Full Moon occurs at zero degrees Taurus – the very beginning of the astrological sign which more than any other connects us to the Earth.  Under the influence of Taurus we seek to become more grounded in our physical incarnation; enriched by the pleasures of the physical world we learn to live in synchronicity with all of the other natural beings with whom we share this earthly domain.

The Taurus Moon is opposite the Sun at zero degrees Scorpio.  Scorpio is the sign of intense emotional experiences that transform us from the inside out, and along with Taurus are two of the fixed signs, the signs that carry the most power.  Full Moons are the apex of the lunar cycle, and the opposition  (180 degree) aspect requires integration of two opposing polarities.  Where Taurus longs for peace and comfort, Scorpio demands intensity and passionate involvement.  Where Taurus seeks security, Scorpio is an emotional risk-taker.  It is this tension between the conscious solar energy and the lunar instincts and feelings that creates the emotionality for which Full Moons are famous and with four planets in Scorpio right now, the passion and drive of our feelings will be intensified even more.

This Full Moon is made even more powerful by the connection to Uranus, planet of radical change, which is aligned exactly with the Taurus Moon.  Where the Taurus Moon instills us with a longing for peace and equanimity, Uranus acts as the […]

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By |2018-10-23T09:36:29-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Moon|7 Comments
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