The Goddess gives us these brief periods of apparent backwards planetary movement three or four times a year, to review logistical decisions and other mental contents. What a good idea this is, when you think about it.
It’s our chance to look twice at those elusive wisps of mental energy that otherwise flit on by without a second glance: our thoughts.… click here to continue reading.
On New Year’s Day there’s a New Moon in the wee small hours of morning. The year is announcing itself like the blast from a trumpet. No one can say we haven’t been warned: the meaning of 2014 is being declared straight out of the gate.
It’s about exposing our cherished dysfunctions.
Mars and the Cross
The week before the 2014 kicks in, Mars and Jupiter have added their cardinal heft to the Uranus-Pluto square , cranking up the sense of crisis we associate with a grand cross.… click here to continue reading.
Astrologers have been buzzing about the tip of the tail of this calendar year. It will feature the Cardinal Cross lit up in all its glory, with Mars poised to light the fuse. Between Christmas and New Year’s, all four Cardinal signs will square each other down in a full-on Grand Cross.1
But the month doesn’t start out that way.
New Moon in Sagittarius
On an energy level the month begins on Monday the 2nd, with the New Moon at eleven degrees Sagittarius.… click here to continue reading.
How to Care
Jupiter in Cancer stations on the 6th; it is barely moving, which makes it emphatic.1 During the days around this station, in the sign of nurture, our thoughts may turn to questions of human need.
How do we help those who need care? How developed is our empathy?… click here to continue reading.
Each of us is on a teeter-totter of some kind, doing our best to steady ourselves… when suddenly a tree limb lands heavily on one side or the other, making both sides jump and scramble to regain balance.
The first three days of the month offer up an explosive little twist to something we think we’ve figured out.… click here to continue reading.
It’s time to take stock. Virgo is about checking what’s on our shelves, straightening out our dresser drawers and deleting old computer files. The New Moon in Virgo on Sept 5th is a good time to pledge to eliminate all unnecessary drama over the next four weeks.
Not a pledge to make glibly, since Mars will be squaring Saturn during early September (exact on 9/9). This will make many of us knit our brows with frustration, at best, or condemn whatever we’re doing as a failure, at worst.… click here to continue reading.
Are we ready to broaden our horizons, sisters and brothers? Viewpoints are about to be blown open, willy-nilly. We will see both the negative and the positive extremes of Jupiter this month, as it takes over from Mars as the trigger for the Cardinal Cross. Whatever we think about what’s going on in the world, if we let this transit work its magic on us, our perspective will have grown a couple of sizes by the time the summer’s over.… click here to continue reading.
July will be replete with strikingly different feeling tones. At times we’ll probably feel we are carrying crosses: boxed in by the squares (90° angles between planets). At other times, we may settle into the effortless fluidity of the trines (120° angles).
When the squares are upon us, we may feel prodded into decisive action we’re not sure how to take.… click here to continue reading.
Venus follows on the second, marinating our social lives in this same subjectivity. Then Neptune – planet of mists and oceans — stations on the 7th. Next, the Sun enters Cancer with a splash, at the solstice: June 20th at 10:05 pm PDT.… click here to continue reading.