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Saturday, 18 May 2013
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The coming Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius on the 25th of this month will square Neptune/Pisces and oppose Sun/Gemini. Given it's mutable quality the effects of the eclipse on us all, despite varying circumstances, shouts one things loud and clear: sometimes it is necessary to work alone to avoid the impasse which reliance on others can bring. Either through their misleading direction or because of hopes raised by them based on wrongful data and/or understanding.
The Moon opposing Sun in Gemini shows the probability of getting trappd in the verbal rhetoric of other people is quite high. Working or moving independently until then offers some protection in that one's own thoughts and motives are free of the influence or interference of other people, and this will often carry home a victory - or at least a less harmful climax - and so we live to fight on another day. (Presumably after a severe Lunar eclipse).
Those with planets in the first degrees of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo & Pisces will be most effected.
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Saturday, 11 May 2013
The saying ‘brave new world’ springs to mind when we’re talking of the movement of Uranus into Aries. And so does the cliché 'give me a break' - Probably because with Aries - the sign of things to the fore and bold in outline - there is liable to be a cutting edge somewhere within situations both individual and collective. Think 'Climax' and 'Crescendo' .... both the province of Uranus.
In June 2010 the first movement of Uranus into Aries (however brief) was inclined to cut through some of the tense situations set up by the Saturn/Pluto square of that year because Uranus would then be forming one angle of a T square involving the Saturn/Pluto aspect already in existence. Added to this is the fact that Jupiter was accompanying the first entrance of Uranus - the second and full entrance was in March 2011- and it means that the energy is enlightening, maybe dramatic, but certainly beneficial, by courtesy of Jupiter, if the circumstances are used in the right way.
The message at the June/July juncture was to get a good view of what you can positively do with the new horizontal possibilities. At the very least that was a trailer or a forerunner of things to come, getting more solid or permanent in the spring of 2011.
Uranus in Pisces gave a deceptive effect to future changes in many ways; Pisces does not lend itself to the natural dynamic of Uranian energies without resistance. So the effects were fogged or fudged or subdued - even maybe driven undercover. In Aries they can be none of those things as Aries doesn’t trade with anything too subtle. Fire, cardinal and yang in nature, Aries is naturally overt, outgoing and forceful in energy. The exact opposite of Pisces. Therefore one symbolic description of the changes might be that whatever was traveling incognito or out of sight now emerges to be seen and heard. Apply this to your own life circumstances, the collective as a whole and various situations you are aware of round about and you have the general idea.
These interjections or breaks obviously may occur in varying ways - as varying as there are people and situations - and will be subject to interpretation. It must be remembered that all astrology is subject to interpretation and that three people with similar charts experiencing identical planetary influences will express things in different ways, this is why we say the person 'stands before their chart’- meaning that the individual psychology, life situation or general mood can diffuse and colour the overall influence as a merging of those influences with the free will of the person takes place.
In a general sense the intervention of Uranus into Aries might be invasive, loud and totally ‘in your face’ .... It might be, but there again, it may not at first be felt that way. The months after June/July 2010 when it retrograded back into Pisces until March 2011 could have seen any stark change or occurrence forgotten, reversed, or even diluted by familiarity to what is gradually taking shape, or at least becoming familiar by the spring of 2011 when it re-enters and takes up fuller residence in Aries. Therein lie the surprises - that certain things have been in attendance or jogging alongside all the while.
The natural cycle of Uranus through a sign is seven years. It is in fact the very epitome of the septimal laws (divine rule of seven). At one time there were seven planets visible to the naked eye, and the seven pillars of wisdom and seven rays aligning with the archetypes. Hence the seven stages of man, talked of in Shakespeare's plays.
Planet Uranus is concerned only with breakthrough and transformation, that which is untried, avant garde or revolutionary, the downright anarchic and the mad. Uranus loves change and transformation at any price and is not part of the peacemaking process afterwards. That's for other more pacifying influences.
Aries as the first zodiac sign rules the head, the new and the prominent. It's rather transparent, but it will be diluted somewhat by other planetary effects as they occur over the next seven years of its transit through the sign. The direct and underlying message remains however; new cycles, reform and maybe a lot of revolution along the way as this comes about.
The effects of Uranus cannot sustain without the support and movement of other planetary influence, it is part of the integrated system we know as astrology. It is both heartening and a little frightening, this combination of Aries/Uranus. Take note all you Aries sun and Aries rising people - there will be a call to arms of some kind. A call to use your strengths and attributes towards the whole in some way, for better or for worse, although those born in the last two deconates of the sign will feel more of the effects as 2013 comes in.
Uranus hates stagnation and Aries loves to pioneer: the result is unavoidable progress!
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Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Is the propensity to winning connected with the need for feeling loved? We think it just may be! Being lucky. Feeling lucky. Getting lucky. The buzz from a win, any win – some kind of triumph over adversity or chance – is a power boost. For the time the euphoria lasts it can replicate the love emotion very strongly. And because it's usually more short-lived the need to sustain it in a daily or hourly sense is what makes for the compulsive gambler. Don't be fooled by the stakes, big or small, stakes are stakes.
If we are talking compulsive gambling, addictive games of chance and constantly 'going for gold', we are talking serious obsession with the adrenalin rush or the energy surge equivelant to mild electric shocks.
Not all of us have the money, opportunity or lifestyle in which we can venture everything in sport, business or other forms of high-powered experience. So perhaps a lottery ticket (and better still) a win on one , or on a scratch card, or a visit to the casino will serve roughly the same purpose.
How much of what we think of as luck is the need to feel favoured by the higher forces, the gods or the universal flow! To have that special and 'singled out' moment where we are above adversity and the perils of the mundane! How much of what we think of as being 'lucky' is due to not being able to maintain the kind of self-love or belief needed to provide strength for living! If love is anything it is faith in the self around important other people. Fortune is sold often as the odd gamble, the quick splurge into the unknown, the roll of a dice, even the near miss of a big win. The nearer the miss the closer we are to the prize. It's the chase for the prize rather than the prize itself which some feel supplies the charge or high.
The loss of choice or the chance for change often precedes the need to boost opportunity through seemingly random bouts of luck. Great leaps of the lower consciousness are achieved and a sense of temporary freedom through exultation. Very heady stuff! Akin to religious frenzy. In astrology the province of Jupiter, and Jupiter in aspect to Mars or Mercury somewhere in the chart.
Fortune favours the prepared mind. But that takes time and effort.
If Fortune is a game of chance then the constant pursuit of it is the endless search for something that exists at the end of the chase. The term 'loser' is now one of the greatest insults in our society. This is a concept from the outside, but when taken seriously we begin to witness (perhaps falsely) the state of ourselves within. We are our own audience. For people who gamble, the need for self applause is very real. To feel quietly triumphant within the maelstrom of chance is a sensation second to none. To want to experience it constantly is an addiction as bad as any hard drug use. It's too dangerous and disruptive to the otherwise smooth flow needed for sustainable and contented life.
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Monday, 22 April 2013
There will be a Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio on Thursday which will conjunct Saturn & oppose Mars in Taurus.
The consensus of opinion on Eclipse varies. Some people are of the opinion that eclipses are very powerful, other astrologers feel that they sometimes do not taken effect at all. But the Full Moon is a different subject, it brings something different to the influence of the Eclipse. Astrologically speaking of the influence upon lives, either there will be a weakening of circumstances or a surprising twist to the circumstances, putting them almost into another bracket or league. So if you have for instance house moves pending, or job changes, it could be that there are sudden call offs at the last moment. Or that there are complications which stop processes mid way and demand complete reappraisal. The burning question people always ask is: will these be good or bad? This is the one astrologers detest. Because there is no way to judge good or bad except from an individual perspective. It depends on so many factors. We have to remember that things are turning and evolving all the time and that we sometimes can see only a little of the picture from our earthly viewpoint – and even that is somewhat skewed to our own perception. For instance how many people have lamented missed opportunities … missed relationships … missed trains etc? And then later on been glad that it happened that way! For every one of those kind of experiences there may be three more where we just don't know which would have been for the better. But the former examples - where we see the eventual benefit in what we initially thought was negative - gives us the overall clue here of what is possibly happening at these times.
This Thursday/Friday the hit on Taurus and Scorpio is the greater. Whether your Sun or Moon fall in the signs or your ascendant, M.C or I.C. And the fact that the Moon passes over Saturn some time later is particularly meaningful. The eclipse itself will have passed then. So it is rather like a magician moving the cloth and revealing what was not behind before …. maybe the most unexpected or surprising things will be emerging.
Be prepared to: change tack, allow people to know better on matters you previously thought you had sussed, get moving in an alternative direction, see a different way out of situations, give way to forces greater than yourself until you see what they bring.
Sunday, 7 April 2013
This current dynamic in Aries – Sun, Venus, Mars & Uranus – poses the problem of 'who is right?'. The urge towards 'will power' or the 'power of self' which is very much the perogative of Martian ruled Aries poses the question of what happens when everyone thinks they are right? Can we all be right? This of course is a childish concept and one we learn about in school by the art of compromise. In theory! Until we go to war ….
Conflict of some degree is inescapable here for many of us in diferrent situations and forms, especially with the Pluto/Capricorn square to Uranus. How far does conflict go before it becomes war! With the recent history of this stellium and every planet barring Uranus coming up from Pisces since February it is likely that some subtle kinds of tactics, strategies and generally deceptive forms of manipulation have come to the point of confrontational disagreement which must be taken to the point of resolution or opposition.
We are aware that battles and wars and differences of opinion can be settled without hostilities and that ways can be couched and feelings can be soothed and agreements can be reached without the need for war. But we should be aware too that wars and conflicts wear different disguises and come in many forms, and Pisces may have shown some that the most lethal of these is the silent and deadly smile on the face of the enemy. Or the passive silence where things are happening underneath or in covert ways which when exposed increase the tension and fuel the flames.
The question will remain for some time of who is right? and how we are to decide? whether we should fight, capitulate or ignore situations. Doing the latter is not a viable option for many because the time has come when not taking action in the past will weigh heavily on the scales of where things are presently, and the cost of what may be lost is just too high. Depending on individual circumstances and being that we cannot all afford hot-shot lawyers, spend sleepless nights plotting like seasoned army generals or forming support committees from legions of friends, we may be better to weigh our part in proceedings and what we want to take from them, and if we cannot get it move the pin-point of the mind focus to where we will find what we need.
In some cases we will not be able to give up the fight and then we will hear the call to arms. And as with any war, the bias will move and show us whether to accept defeat or go to the next stage of the conflict. And that may be heavy. When the Pluto-Uranus square reaches its second zenith in the latter half of May it will become serious. It will tear out the pretenses and the gaps and the anomalies in the fabric sheltering the relevant facts - which some will call truths - some of it buried so deep that we never knew it existed.
Pluto loves to go beneath the surface and Uranus just loves to expose and transform. One way or another, we will know before the end of June how far we may have to go and whether our particular war game is worth the candle.
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Monday, 1 April 2013
Why do we cry when we’re overwhelmed? And especially at seasonal anniversaries! Crying isn’t the prerogative of any one sort of person of any one sex or age in any particular given situation or in the grip of any specific emotion. It’s a random explosion of inner depth and mystery to the individual.
Why do we sometimes cry when we think of the past, even though in that past we did not cry and seemed to have those same things reasonably in hand? Why then do we suddenly have that horrible feeling - part way between nausea and anguish? Maybe it’s because the past was and is a living breathing space, a palpable piece of the matrix to which part of our dynamic in the sense of our subtle bodies or inner spaces are still attached. Like a webbing of tautened and sensitive strings, the past often still holds us in a dynamic. There is a continuity of consciousness which lives and vibrates and plays us like instruments!. And why we often feel the past as present reality. Because no reality once experienced can ever be lost - diminished perhaps, but never erased. So crying dilutes and erases the connection, and depending on how deeply the pattern is encoded in our cellular memory the weeping and releasing of emotion will vary in occurrence and duration. Clinicians of all varieties know how good it is for the system and mechanics of body and mind. Science doesn't understand it at all.
It is natural to think of the past. The past is why, how and who we are. We cannot dismiss it, we can only move on from it and look back now and then and be realistic and honest about what we feel. Crying is a release of patterns in the emotional/vibrational body interlinking with the physical. It is healthy, it is indispensable to our empathetic development, it is necessary to the ongoing whole, and clinically to the cleansing of the lymphatic system. Essentially we have three sets of feelings - in tune with what we see as past, present and future. So we feel something, and then with reflection we feel it again only a little differently, and then again we feel it maybe for the last time and we know the truth of it. Life is multidimensional and we cannot feel everything there is to feel about any situation as we go through it. We have to revisit and digest it at several levels of sentience.
Life is not simply a flat tableau of events, but an unfolding of ideas attuned to the emotional framework of individual minds. We feel and we resonate emotion in a sensory capacity as well as a demonstrative one, and then we know we are in existence as part of the whole.
Crying is as fundamental to the unity or the wholeness of mind. body spirit as the air we breathe and the water we drink. It’s part of our support system or our survival equipment. And we often enjoy it; like sneezing it has the universal and mind-blowing quality of lightening the load.