Astrological Musings

Lynn’s Skywatch: Planetary Illuminations for August 2013

astrospiralThe August Planetary Illuminations are posted now and you can read them in their entirety here.  If you are on my mailing list (and if you’re not, scroll down on the sidebar and sign up!) you will receive your report translated into English in your email box.

Meanwhile, here is the introduction to get you started:

The month of August begins with the Star of David and Grand Sextile still in effect, though it is waning. You can read more about that configuration here, but it contained an alignment of eight planets including Chiron with a variety of powerful inter aspects. Its effect has been to expand and open up the powerful energies of the bigger and more dynamic alignment (square) between Uranus (radical change) and Pluto (depth and transformation).

We still have a preponderance of the water element which gives us greater access to feelings and our inner worlds, but the air element is lacking. Air gives us perspective and helps us to communicate and process our experiences mentally, so it may be more difficult for us to reason now than at other times.

Jupiter (expansion and belief) is in opposition (180 degree) aspect to Pluto (power and destruction) and preparing to square (90 degrees) Uranus over the next few weeks. The square between Uranus and Pluto is a major cycle that will continue into 2015, and the addition of Jupiter into this planetary conflict will heighten and intensify the pressure for change and release. Its effect will vary depending on how our individual charts are affected, but for the world at large there are likely to be increased conflicts over religion and ideology with Jupiter involved.

AUGUST DETAILS

Mars and Venus come together in a harmonious sextile over the first few […]

By | 2013-08-01T09:05:59+00:00 August 1st, 2013|Astrology|0 Comments

Jupiter opposite Pluto August 2013: Negotiating with the Gods

Jupiter opposite Pluto 2013

There’s no denying that the past week or so has been intense, with the planet of war (Mars) aligning with the King of the Gods (Jupiter).  Jupiter represents our desire to expand our horizons and grow in confidence and knowledge, we long to interact with other cultures and to become knowledgeable and even perhaps famous.

When Jupiter is involved we seek to be as one with the gods – to be our best selves.  This can sometimes make us a little cocky and perhaps even arrogant or self-righteous, and when aggressive Mars gets into the picture the atmosphere can really heat up.

Mars and Jupiter aligned on July 22nd, but there has been little peace since then because Mars went on to oppose Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld and Destruction on the 27th of July as Jupiter began to move into position to join Mars in battle with Pluto.

Pluto, despite certain astronomers deciding that it’s not really a planet, is the most potent force in the astrological pantheon.  Pluto empowers us and strips us of any veneer that is holding us back from self-realization.  But it also can break us down so that we are forced to surrender our ideas and ideals of what life is supposed to be like and force us to begin anew.

Jupiter will oppose Pluto (in a 180 degree aspect) three times between now and April 2014, and the first exact alignment is August 7th.  (You’ll be reading more about that in my Planetary Illuminations column – sign up in the sidebar if you’re not already on my mailing list.)  This is particularly significant in light of the cycle involving Uranus and Pluto (catch up on this in the sidebar article) which […]

By | 2013-07-31T07:54:19+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Planetary cycles|5 Comments

It’s true: Astrology can’t predict the state of your marriage

astrology compatibilityFirst, there is not an astrologer in the world today that makes prediction on marriage success using sun signs.  Thanks to the Internet there is enough information available to the general public about astrology to educate everyone that astrology involves far more than just the sign the Sun was in at the time of your birth.  

So I am very surprised that if an academic institution like the University of Manchester was going to conduct an in-depth study on the effectiveness of astrology on predicting marriage duration, that they used sun sign prediction for their massive study of ten million marriages.

They do preface the article by admitting that

A complete horoscope, or natal chart, includes information about where the sun, moon and planets would have been observed relative to each other and to the constellations of the zodiac at the time and place of the subject’s birth. Popular astrology in the West focuses on one key element in this chart: the ‘sun sign’ (or ‘star sign’ in colloquial parlance), which is determined by the position of the earth in its annual revolution around the sun.

So it doesn’t really make sense that the study then goes on to conflate “astrology” with Sun signs.

You can read the study yourself if you like, but suffice it to say that the research found no correlation between marriages and astrological signs that was greater than the statistical chance would suggest.

Even if we put aside for a moment the argument that Sun signs are generally one of the LEAST significant indicators of compatibility, I have found in 30 years of working with clients that the most successful marriages are among the least compatible charts.  Compatibility is just not that significant an indicator of marital success.

Most of us […]

By | 2018-06-11T10:59:06+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Predictions, Relationships, Sun sign astrology|3 Comments

Grand Sextile/Star of David, July 29 2013

Grand Sextile 2013Image stolen from . 

I have been writing about the Grand Trine in Water that is in effect for much of this year, and at the end of the month a Grand Trine in Earth will intersect with the Water Trine and form a Star of David, or Grand Trine.

Similarity to Harmonic Concordance

The Harmonic Concordance that occurred on November 8, 2003 was considered a portal to awakened consciousness.  The Harmonic Concordance featured the same combination of planetary alignments as the July 29th Grand Sextile:

  • Two interlocking grand trines (120 degree angles) in water and earth signs.
  • Two oppositions (180 degree angle).
  • A hexagon of sextiles (60 degree angles) forming a Grand Sextile.
  • Two “T-square” formations (an opposition where both planets are square (90 degrees) to another).

The Harmonic Concordance occurred at a total eclipse of the Moon which we don’t see here, but otherwise they are similar patterns.

They are also similar to a configuration that could be the actual Star of Bethehem: a heliocentric alignment of planets forming a Star of David in the year 5 bce.  Jesus of course was said to be born under the Star of Bethlehem and his legend involves him being a direct descendant of David.

The Symbolism of the Star of David or Solomon’s Seal

The Star of David (also called the Seal of Solomon) has been an esoteric symbol for thousands of years.  In India it was a tantric symbol called the “Satkana Yantra” and represented complete balance between Shiva and Shakti, the divine masculine and divine feminine.  , in the book “The Gods of India,” writes:  “The two complimentary principles, the […]

By | 2018-11-27T16:55:38+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Consciousness|13 Comments

The Astrology of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

easelPrince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed their baby boy into the world on July 22nd at 4:24 pm BST.  Will and Kate have been a fresh air for the British monarchy which has been plagued by scandal and crisis for an entire generation.

The baby, who does not yet have a name, was born while the Sun was still in Cancer (at 29 degrees, 58 minutes).  You can’t get much closer to a Leo Sun without being there, and the symbology of the last degree is an important one.  From a practical perspective, someone whose Sun sign is at the last degree of a sign is truly on the cusp – the qualities of the next sign begin to bleed into the previous one.  So the influence of Cancer  (sensitivity, family-oriented) is waning, and there is the beginnings of Leo (energetic, powerful) beginning to peek in.

The 29th degree is associated with endings – it is the completion of a cycle.  Yesterday I wrote that a royal baby born with the Sun at the 29th degree could see the end of the monarchy in his lifetime.  However, endings also spell new beginnings.  Nothing ends without something new taking its place.

The royal baby’s chart shows not only the Sun at the last degree – the Moon too is at very nearly the end (28 degrees) of Capricorn in a nearly exact Full Moon formation (the Full Moon occurs when the Moon is opposite the Sun from our perspective on Earth).  The Full Moon personality type is a culmination – there is a peak of energy, a wisdom that has accumulated over previous lifetimes that can be fully expressed.

Scorpio is rising in the chart – the […]

By | 2013-07-23T06:54:12+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|People, Politics|20 Comments
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