Astrology gets a bad rap for being unable to reliably predict the future. The fact is, while astrology reveals the underlying order of things, it does not reveal the future. Through astrology we can know when there is potential for difficulty, but everyone experiences these cycles differently, and they are experienced differently at different times.
As I write this today at the end of November, I have just found out that a brilliant astrologer that I have worked with over the years, Dawn Bodrogi, just died. In her last news letter she wrote that her mother had recently died just after a New Moon in the progressed chart, and Dawn had a New Moon in the progressed chart at the time of her death. A client recently also had a New Moon in the progressed chart at the time of death.
When we think of New Moons, death is not the first thing we predict! A New Moon marks a new beginning – the old way is falling away as the lunar phase wanes to pave the way for a new start at the New Moon. Often there is a fundamental change at the core of our being, or a move to a new location.
In my own chart, Jupiter (beliefs and meaning) is in a powerful square to Pluto (power and intensity). This dynamic typically suggests someone who holds on tightly to their belief system, and there is a self-righteous quality to it. When I have a strong feeling about something, my confidence in that belief never wavers. 98% of the time this confidence is well-placed and serves me well. But when we are so rigid in our beliefs and what we think […]