Planetary cycles

Lynn’s Skywatch for April is posted!

Just one date late, but we can chalk that up to April Fool’s Day. ūüôā ¬†I’ve posted the Skywatch article on my website, and you can read it here.

Here’s the introduction to give you an idea of what we’re in for in April! If you’d like to join my mailing list and receive an abridged version of Skywatch that’s translated into English with a minimum of geeky astrology language, just sign up in the sidebar to your right.

They say when March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb, and the same can be said of this astrological period. April begins with lamb-like astrological weather – there is a nice elemental balance with the Sun and Mars both in fire signs, Jupiter in watery Pisces, Mercury and Venus both in Earth, and Saturn, Chiron and Neptune all in air. There are no major problematic aspects to contend with in early April, but as the month progresses Saturn will retrograde back into Virgo and begin to face off against Uranus in Pisces. But more on that later!

Pluto takes center stage this month as it prepares for its retrograde turn on the 7th. Pluto has been at a virtual standstill at 5 degrees Capricorn since early March, and if Pluto is aspecting your own chart you are certainly feeling it now! The intensity of Pluto dredges up old memories, emotions and situations from the past but also helps us to let go of anything that no longer serves our personal growth.

Mercury enters Taurus on the 2nd, and because it will turn retrograde on the 18th it will remain in Taurus for a longer period than the few […]

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By |2010-04-02T16:46:31-04:00April 2nd, 2010|Planetary cycles|2 Comments

Skywatch for March is posted!

My Skywatch article for March is now available on my website, and I’m working on the simplified version for my newsletter. ¬†(If you’re not already on my mailing list, please sign up in the sidebar!)

Meanwhile, here’s the information for the first week or so of March:

March begins on the heels of a powerfully optimistic Full moon in Virgo that included a conjunction of the Sun to expansive Jupiter, and the energy of that lunar event continues into the first few days of March. We also see the continuation of the alignment between Chiron and Neptune which has been gathering and releasing so much emotional drama for us over the past year. The exact conjunction occurred in mid-February and the planets are separating now, but they will be entwined and working as a team for most of the year so this process has not yet abated.

The other big news for March is, appropriately, Mars. The month of March is named for the planet Mars, because in the Julian calendar this marked the end of winter and the time to go back into battle. Mars in the sky has been traveling retrograde since December (planets don’t really move backwards, obviously, but sometimes they appear to and we call this retrograde motion), and March 10 it will change direction again. When a planet is preparing to change direction its motion slows down to a crawl and its influence is stronger. This will be particularly true this month because Mars is changing direction on the zero point of Leo where it is most powerful, and we are already seeing a heightening of aggression and combative behavior. Watch for this to become more pronounced as we get closer to the 10th, and then Mars will begin to pick up speed again. […]

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By |2010-03-01T07:21:12-04:00March 1st, 2010|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Skywatch for March is posted!

The Astrology of 2012

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that popular mythology says that the Mayan long count calendar will end on December 21, 2012 and therefore the world will probably end too.

Many cultures break the aeons of time into smaller and more manageable cycles. ¬†The ancient Hindus described these cycles as Yugas, of which there are four, each with its own qualities. ¬†We are currently in the Kali Yuga which began somewhere around 3102 bce, and which will last for another 400,000 years or so. ¬†The current Mayan calendar period of 5126 years, or B’ak’tun, began in 3114 bce. The synchronicity of these beginning dates is especially interesting when we consider that this is around the time of the surge of more¬†sophisticated civilizations around the world. ¬†But the Mayans believed there were 20 B’ak’tun cycles, so we have a ways to go before the entire cycle ends according to the Mayans. ¬†That date is the end of the 20th B’ak’tun, which occurs on October 12, 4772.

At any rate, the 13th B’ak’tun is set to end in December of 2012 and then resets itself to the 14th B’ak’tun. ¬†The commonly used¬†date of December 21, corresponding to the Winter Solstice, is somewhat coincidental and depends upon the correlations used to adapt the Mayan calendar to the Western calendar. ¬†Some scholars believe that the 13th B’ak’tun will end on December 20th and the 14th will begin on December 21. ¬†Some New Agers want the end of the calendar to coincide 12/12/12 for the numerological effect.

I am often asked what the astrological correlations are between the Mayan calendar and our Western astrology, and the answer is truly – there are none. ¬†While we […]

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By |2018-06-11T11:14:23-04:00February 6th, 2010|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on The Astrology of 2012

New CIA warnings and the upcoming Cardinal Drama

The new CIA warnings that Al Qaeda will attempt an attack on the United States in the next 3-6 months is not a surprise to those of us monitoring the stars.  The square of Saturn to Pluto that occurred on January 31st, just two days before the announcement, is an aspect of fear and challenge.  After all, the opposition of Saturn to Pluto, the last major cycle of these two planets, coincided with the attacks of September 11.

The final phase of the Saturn/Pluto square occurs August 21st and that would be a likely time for another attack. ¬†Saturn is in Libra right now, with Pluto in Capricorn. ¬†Both are “Cardinal” signs, meaning they are the signs that mark the turning of the seasons. ¬†Cardinal signs are action-oriented and create a¬†great deal¬†of movement and initiation of new things. ¬†Uranus will enter Aries in late May of this year, and at that point we will enter what Ray Merriman calls the “Cardinal Climax” and other writers have called this event the “Cardinal Crisis,” but I prefer to use the term “Cardinal Drama,” even if it means losing the alliteration of the double “Cs”. ¬†There’s no guarantee that this will be a climax of any kind, or even a crisis. ¬†But there will certainly be drama.

This Cardinal Drama is a major event lasting for the next three or four years, in which Uranus in Aries will face off first against Saturn in Libra, and then enter into a square to Capricorn Pluto which will continue from 2010 to 2013. ¬†(For more on this subject please see the¬†radio show/podcast on the Astrology of 2010.) ¬†Uranus in Aries will bring about violence (Aries) by individuals (Uranus) rather than nation against nation, especially as Uranus gets involved in a challenging square […]

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By |2018-06-11T11:14:43-04:00February 3rd, 2010|Crime, Planetary cycles|Comments Off on New CIA warnings and the upcoming Cardinal Drama

Lynn’s Skywatch for February 2010 is posted

Here’s the introduction to February’s planetary events – you can¬†read the entire article here. ¬†You can also¬†sign up for your own subscription, which includes a simplified translation that is easy to understand, on my website or in the sidebar.

February begins on the heels of a powerful Full Leo Moon on January 30 that is full of fire with a conjunction to Mars , making it nearly impossible to ignore the necessity to balance our ideals (Aquarian Sun) with the urgency of our own needs (Moon/Mars in Leo). This powerful lunar event occurred on the very day of the square from Saturn to Pluto that has been requiring a realignment and recalibration of what we consider to be our reality.

This is the second phase of the square from Saturn to Pluto (the first one occurred back in November of last year). This combination is rather like the influence of a teacher who is gentle in his strong guidance, but who when crossed reveals a formidable temper. On a personal level this cycle can have the effect of forcing us to recognize what is real in our lives and what is illusion; on a global level it reveals all of the cracks and chinks in the structures upon which we rely for order and security.

To complicate matters a bit, we are also seeing Chiron and Neptune move ever so closer to their exact conjunction. As the month begins they are less than a degree apart, and their culmination will occur on February 16th. The opening of the heart and the soul and the flood of outpouring of emotion of this planetary combination can inspire us to the height of spiritual ecstasy if we allow the energy of […]

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By |2010-02-01T07:02:44-04:00February 1st, 2010|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Lynn’s Skywatch for February 2010 is posted

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