Astrological Musings

This equinox Libra Full Moon brings a shift in perspective

equinox full moon aries

FULL MOON AT THE EQUINOX!!

The time of the Full Moon, when the Sun in the sky is exactly opposite the Moon from our vantage point on earth, is always a time for balance.  The Sun is our conscious Self – our goals, our visions, our ideas that combine to create our lives.  The Moon illustrates our instincts and our subconscious needs and desires – the emotions that can be murky but always real and true.

The lunar cycle is symbolic of the dance between our conscious awareness and the inner world of the emotions, a polarity which requires balance and integration just as all polarities in astrology do.  The entire wheel of the zodiac is a system of polarities, in which each pair of signs represent oppositional forces that require balance and integration.  That is particularly true when the Moon is in Libra, the sign that more than any other embodies this dance.

Libra seeks to live an experience of harmony through peaceful interaction with others and a love of beauty and aesthetic pleasure.  This can lead to a highly sensitive nervous system, especially at the Full Moon.

The Full Moon in March occurs at 0 degrees Libra, with the Sun at the Aries Point.  This will be a significant energy portal as we shift into the new season under the Aries/Libra polarity.   Not only is this a new season, but the emotional impact of the Full Moon supercharges the shift from darkness to light, from winter to summer.  This is also a SuperMoon, meaning it is at its closest point to the Earth, but it is also at the first degree of the cardinal signs that shift us from one season into […]

Share this article...
By |2019-03-20T08:38:38-04:00March 19th, 2019|Moon|2 Comments

An astrological review of “The Happiness Curve”

click to enlarge

It can be somewhat frustrating to read articles about questions that are easily answered by astrology.  Astrologers know that beginning at around age 40, we humans experience a series of planetary cycles that I like to call the “midlife crisis transits.”  This series begins at age 37-40 with the Pluto Square (transiting Pluto forming a stressful square aspect to Pluto in the natal chart), and continuing at age 40-43 with the Uranus Opposition (transiting Uranus opposite Uranus in the natal chart) and the usually simultaneous Neptune Square where transiting Neptune forms a stressful square aspect to Neptune in the natal chart.  This series begins with breakdowns and power struggles under Pluto, and continues with the restlessness and desire for change under Uranus combined with the confusion and self-delusion of Neptune.  Then there is a break for a few years until the Chiron Return at age 50-52 which can be a culmination of life lessons and the emotional reactions to them.

A recent book by Jonathan Rauch called The Happiness Curve

He explains: “I was someone who was fortunate. I had good health and after my 20s, which were difficult because I came out as gay, I met one goal after another with more success than I’d ever expected.

“Yet around the time I turned 40 I noticed this strange feeling of restlessness and discontent. This continued to grow as I got into my 40s to the point where I was 45 and I won the most prestigious award in magazine journalism [a National Magazine award] and that gave me a great feeling of satisfaction with my life for approximately 10 days.

“All these feelings of discontent and […]

Share this article...
By |2019-03-09T12:36:22-04:00March 9th, 2019|Planetary cycles|2 Comments

Mercury retrograde and New Moon in Pisces, March 5-28, 2019

New Moon PiscesThere’s a lot to unpack this week!

Mercury has just turned retrograde.  (For a little more detail, check out the video linked below.)  Mercury turns retrograde three or four times a year, and travels retrograde for about 21 days each time.  Because Mercury’s domain includes the mind, learning and communication but also trips of short duration and the technology which facilitates communication, Mercury is not always at its best when appearing to travel retrograde.  If this is new to you, or if you’d like more information, please visit this more definitive article on Mercury retrograde and its shadow period.

For those of you who are easily overwhelmed by astrological language, let me give you the short and sweet version of this information:  During the month of March, give up your ideas of trying to focus and create something durable.  The planetary influences in March are focused in the archetype of Pisces which, while imaginative and creative, tends to cause our thinking to be a bit more fuzzy and communication more confusing.  Just be aware that during these three weeks, and for a few days before and after, it will be important to try to maintain as much clarity as possible.  This time is very well suited, however, for creative projects and anything involving a quest for an inward experience. 

Mercury has been in Pisces since February 10th and reached the 29th degree before the retrograde station. The 29th degree, sometimes called the “critical” or “anaretic” degree, is associated with the endings of cycles and new beginnings.  The word “anaretic” derives from “anareta,” which in medieval astrology signified the planet of death in the natal horoscope.  This is likely what has given the 29th degree such a bad rap in […]

Share this article...
By |2019-03-05T17:44:46-04:00March 5th, 2019|Moon, Planetary news this week|0 Comments

The astrology of Multiple Sclerosis, 2019 edition

astrology of multiple sclerosisClients and longtime readers of this blog know that I have a special interest in the way the energy of an astrological chart manifests in health problems and I have written before about the correlation to a compromised Mars placement and various autoimmune diseases.   Disclaimer:  I have no medical training and any medical information that appears in this blog contains only my own hypothetical beliefs and should not in any way be construed as medical advice.

The astrological role of Mars is to energize us and provide defense for the personality.  Mars is known as the planet of war, but also motivates and inspires and can be brought to rage and anger if we are thwarted.  Many of us are afraid of anger, both in ourselves and others, and we often repress our own rage and/or find it difficult to defend ourselves when necessary.  How well we are predisposed to deal with matters of war and action and courage is demonstrated by the placement of Mars in the astrological chart.  When Mars in the astrological chart is debilitated or blocked, the frustration and anger can build up in the body’s energetic system and emerge in a variety of health issues.  Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis – I have seen all of these issues, as well as multiple sclerosis, in clients with a compromised Mars in their charts.

Multiple sclerosis is classified as an autoimmune disease – a disease in which the immune system attacks the body and the body is unable to defend itself against the attack.  You can easily see the correspondence between Mars and this definition – there is an attack and a lack of defense, both are Mars factors.  I have written before on […]

Share this article...
By |2019-03-04T16:46:53-04:00March 2nd, 2019|Health & Healing|2 Comments

Michael Cohen and the US Pluto return

I realize that political posts can generate a great deal of animosity.  I will attempt to be as unbiased as possible in my political posts and stick to the astrology, but it’s likely that some bias will slip through. 

I have been writing a lot about the upcoming return of Pluto to its place in the astrological chart for the United States, and if you’re an avid consumer of astrological news you have probably read about this elsewhere as well.  Planetary returns (such as the Saturn return with which you might be familiar) are important cycles of change and evolution.  There are lunar returns every month, solar returns every year, Mars returns every two plus years, Saturn returns every 29 years, Uranus returns every 84 years, etc. and each type of return has a different quality and brings an emphasis on the agenda of that planet to the individual.

Because Pluto takes about 248 years to orbit the earth, humans do not experience Pluto returns.  However, nations can experience a Pluto return although very few national governments last that long.  The astrological chart for a nation is always a matter of hot debate among astrologers but that is a matter for another post.  Despite the debate on the specifics of which chart to use for the US, there is certainly agreement that we are heading into a time when the US will experience its first Pluto return after 248 years.

Astrologers have been speculating as to what this will mean.  The end of the US constitution?  The breakdown of the economic system, since Pluto occupies the second house of money in the most commonly used chart for the US?  Civil war?  So it was particularly chilling […]

Share this article...
By |2019-02-28T11:15:50-04:00February 28th, 2019|Politics|6 Comments
progressive.ua

http://www.profvest.com

kamagra jelly
css.php