Sunday, August 06, 2017
THE center is at the Edge
This month's blog is going to be ALL about the eclipses. BOTH of them. Only one is getting a lot of hype. The second one, and the one that is seventy miles across AMERICA.
Before I get into the details of what this means for you- me- and the world, but especially for America, we need a one way conversation about how this astrologer views eclipses.
The focus is on the "outer" event, the magical total eclipse that happens on the 21st of August in particular. And yes, its a moment for pause. The birds stop singing because they think its night, flowers fold up, a silence descends over many as they watch (or feel) the cosmos strut their stuff. A show stopper to be sure.
For me, as a practicing astrologer (this is how I make my living), its all about the INNER event; that is where the real juice is.
Now I will give the small speech I give "poo-pooers"~ when they give me shade, squinted eyes, or laugh it all off as not having any 'influence' at all.........yeah, right.
Ever go to the beach at high tide? (FULL MOON). Ever imagine how you'd grow food and live without the Sun helping out? Have you ever tried planting seeds in a hail storm? (not unless you hate yourself)... Astrology "weather"....this is what it is about. Cycles. We are in them even if we don't know it.
The lights and the planets do their work and bidding as we earth-schooled below ignore their presence. But, they are silently (or not so quiet) pointing us (like a BIG SPOT LIGHT ) on paths, options and possible pitfalls to avoid. Astrologers know the importance of "knowing how to read the signs"... Its a language- a symbolic one. A fascinating one. No birth chart is a like! No one's potential is the same. We are all snowflakes!!! But a good astrologer can help you make sense of your road map and help you build your own special snowman/snow-woman. And during eclipse season you want to have as much information as you possibly can...if your birth chart is being lit up. Not every one's is- for every eclipse..but this one is rather special for all.
If you didn't know how to read a road map (and many don't these days)... you might look at that piece of paper and think someone a fool for expecting it to be a guide to get across the country with. All those lines and symbols... How the heck does that work? But it does for the educated. Astrology is the same. To me, anyone who wants to limit the tools in their tool box is doing so, because for whatever reason, they do not NEED or WANT to know themselves in this esoteric way. That's cool. Truth - astrology is really very practical (at least in my practice) its the mystery of WHY it works (and it does!) that is esoteric. Divine likes to keep us humble, I guess.
Astrology is not unlike Mythology. There is a subtext going on. And its universal in its message, but also sometimes very tailor-made for your growth. Its your story, and you help write it...but there are influences playing a role. Tendencies. Strength and Weakness being played out. Harnessing of ones life force.
I stopped with the naysayers along time ago- because when you have direct experience about something - you can't deny. It is interesting some of our greatest minds in history were astrologers.
Benjamin Franklin, Sir Issac Newton, Jung all came to it- to debunk it.....and after studying and putting it to the test- incorporated in to their lives....TO HELP. Most people who like to put astrologers down do not even know what a birth chart looks like. So how can you have a conversation with that? You can't. It is pointless. Also, in the centuries of past Astrologers and Astronomers were one and the same...somehow a battle started (I blame the Church) and now we can't even be in the same room. One is focused on the inner and one is focused on the outer. But the one who is focused on the outer refuses to look within. I find that closed minded. Boring.
But WHAT exactly can an event like an eclipse do? It can give you a heads up of the weather to come, and how to be as prepared as possible. Take advantage of the openings and shore up your psyche for the closing doors that will happen.
Recently, I was told by an astrology client, who is also a long time friend: "I feel naked around you". My response: "You are!". But, I am the keeper of the people's secrets and tenderness, and the helper to guide them to be the best they can be via the chart's instructions. So, nakedness is not a bad thing in my mind's eye. YOU can not grow unless you face the nakedness of your truth. The astrologer's role is to be a mirror to help you better see yourself and make better choices, timely ones. There is nothing 'foo-foo' about it. This is serious stuff when you start looking within! I am much more fascinated with the inner world....its loaded with comedy, tragedy, a cycle of highs and lows. IT is where the real show is...and its ALWAYS your own private screening.
People are much more comfortable with holding on to their 'masks' but you do not evolve playing a role as an actor. You might give a great performance, but who wants to come to the end of the third act to realize they've never allowed themselves to TRULY be themselves?
So, along comes the eclipses- and they will scream: ARE YOU BEING TRUE? START BEING TRUE NOW, as if YOUR life depended on it! Listen to your HEART. For that you must get silent. You must go into the cave of your very being. At first it will be without light...just like how the eclipses BLOCK light.... its pitch dark. In the dark is where mushy compost fertile energy is. Oh, yes, at first it can get a bit messy....but wow, what can grow out of that richness...... magical.
The Lunar Eclipse that happens on Aug 7th is in Aquarius. Its a full moon with sun glasses on. This means you do not have all the information that you need at this time. People are COMPELLED to act during eclipse season (10 days before each event and three days after each one)......... but its really NOT the best time to make the life-changing choices. Because you do not yet have the perspective that you will need to really carve the path. Its like searching for something in the dark...can you wait for sunlight to make it a bit easier to find? Sometimes you do not have a choice. The universe has thrust upon you an event such as losing a loved one, job, health, or desire to continue on as you have........ and so- you pause. This is right action, to pause as much as you can....and then you act.
This Lunar eclipse is about letting go of worn out ideals, clans, networks (too much cyber time!!) and friends whom you have out grown. Sometimes we hang on just because we fear the unknown.
Aquarius is 'group' think. So EVERYONE is going to be questioning if 'their group' has the best interest of all at heart. THE TEAM is being shuffled for sure.
IF you birthday is around Aug 3rd-9th, Feb 1st-7th, Nov 3rd-8th, or May 2nd-7th.... your sun sign is being activated by this Lunar Eclipse. You need to pay attention to your choices now. Give extra love to yourself via SPACE. CHILL. These are not the only degrees that will feel this eclipse...if you have planets at the 13-18 degrees in the fixed sign this is a special time for your to reassess your life's direction. Astrology is not as 'simple' as sun sign columns make them to be...well, when one is writing for the masses you have to generalize. But, when looking to a certain chart- all kinds of factors are taken into consideration- this is why personal consultations are useful. For the reading public I try to give a brush stroke of useful information.
The lunar Eclipse at 16 Aquarius is about "big business". Mergers that take place behind closed doors. How those mergers effect the common man. The moon will be in a trine to Jupiter in this Lunar eclipse. Its about the 'fairness' of contracts. It in some cases will bring some wonderful partnerships. See, eclipses aren't good or bad...its our attitude about CHANGE that makes them so. The biggest word for both of these eclipses is: CHANGE. Brought to you sometimes in very dramatic ways.
Sometimes WE WANT CHANGE! So we welcome the new path.
Because we have to let go to make space for the new, down the line we realize what we have to 'give up to get. There is sometimes pain with that. Not always. Everyone is different in their reactions. The winds of change will be stronger for some than others. NOT everyone is effected by each eclipse...thank the divine for that...because a steady diet of change is hard to digest.
The moon is in an opposition to Mars...we will see lots of our 'friends' move to other states, countries, and new homes. "I got a new roommate".... "I have to move to this new job"..... "My home is being renovated, so we are in a different location"...
Very much about domestic movement... the HOMELESSNESS CRISIS is going to be front news and Center in your face for the next year. Solutions WILL BE FOUND. This is a full moon, so its ping pong on some debate about the housing crisis (BUBBLE- AGAIN) in all the world. Partly - homelessness will happen because of BIG earthquakes. We are in a sensitive time with freak weather of all kinds, but certainly a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius opposite Mars brings on some earth movement.
Inventions will sky rocket! People who work in the air travel industry are also going to go through changes of policy. Big shake ups at the top.
What is the meaning of 'friendship' to you? This is a great question for everyone to ask themselves.
Now, to the Total Solar Eclipse of Aug 21st.
29 degrees of Leo. The Lion's heart. New Moon with Sunglasses on. - HOW CAN YOU SHINE FROM THE HEART MORE? Where are you 'hiding' your talent? What is holding you back? Where is the truth of your life's purpose, at THIS point in your life?
FIND your SHINE SPOT. Leo is very generous. The Lion protects the den. The Lion's roar is not muted, LOVE does not scream, it PURRS. Its a vibration. It leads EVERY choice.
How to find that purr of oneness when you are in the dark? You go very very very deep inside and let your eyes 'adjust' to the inner world. Then once you are in the vastness and you feel that you have dropped PAST the edge----------------------------------------------***** YOU SOAR with your voice!!!
This degree is of KINGS and QUEENS.
The Total Solar Eclipse is in a trine to Uranus. WOW! That is breaking the sound, light, earth barrier.
That is OPEN MIND. COSMIC DIAMOND AWARENESS.
You will ONLY get there by NOT LOOKING OUTWARD. Its not outside of you- your kingdom is WITHIN. Make it a one way ticket!
Will everyone have this spectacular life changing awareness? Not all. Not at first. But, yes, many are waking up to what it means to be open- hearted and full of a zest for life and love of ALL living beings.
This Total Solar Eclipse is going to heat things up. Leo is a fire sign. Mars is very close to it in Leo as well. IF you do not take care of your heart....it will give you much trouble. I mean that literally and symbolically.
America's heartland is drench in this Total Solar Eclipse. We are about to have open heart surgery.
The question is: "HOW has America allowed its heart to become so eclipsed?" (blackened with hate, jealously, fear, envy, lack of compassion for the poor).
We will change as a country in the next 12 months- like nothing before. The public is going to RISE UP and the chant is going to be: CHANGE! CHANGE! CHANGE! I believe this total solar eclipse will bring an end to - the two party system. IT will happen over a period of time, but it is going to end. The two party system has failed us. We need a REAL round table.
America's heads of state will change. By heath crisis or by the voice of the people. Trump's Mars is begin activated by this eclipse, his anger will come back to him full throttle. All that hate on the trail has gone out into the universe....and it will boomerang back at him and his closed heart policies. But not before we go RIGHT TO THE EDGE.
The shift will be in the way that middle of America pumps blood through the body of this country. Having the blood supply cut off only brings death. And with every death is a REBIRTH. We are already in the process of rebirth. Not to be 'great' but to be WITH HEART, WITH LOVE.
By all the small acts that each and everyone does in the day to day life to give a healthy heart. Feeding your neighbor. Aiding the one that lost everything to flood, fire, or just plain lack of luck.
A disaster is here-(America's heart Valves are clogged!), and like all 'tragic' events- as soon as we can, we rush in to where we can be of help, because our heart is BLASTED open.
What will it take for us to get there? Only divine knows that one for sure, but I have no doubt it is coming. This show stopping event...and its not the one you look up in the sky to see, it is the one that is tied to your beating heart, so listen fully. This will bring you to a place of new beginnings. The arteries are being cleared so that the life force can flow freely. Look to your childlike innocence and ask how you feel about 'playing' and what puts a smile on your face? How do you love others? Is it with a romantic heart? Do you need to 'allow' yourself to love more? or BE loved more? Do so! What did you dream of doing as a child, and pushed it aside because it wasn't 'accepted' by one parent or another? Are you chained and bound to something (job, mate, illness, city, life-style) that prevents you from feeling alive? This is THE time to examine what foolishness needs to be pursued while you are still able to do so! Have the lion's courage to walk the razor edge and propel yourself into the center of BEING.
Here are some ideas I have for each Sun Sign. If you know your rising sign read that as well:
Your 5th house is being activated and asks you: WHY DO YOU CREATE? FOR WHO? Learn to PLAY again and you will find the answer. Love as if it was your first and last day on earth.
Home is where the heart is, and if its not, time to move! Pay homage to the mother and all births that you have had in your life. Big garage sale due.
Relationships with brother and sisters needs a b12 shot. Give back to your community. Serve at a soup kitchen near by. The short story can be re-written now, give it a happy ending. Speak the truth or get burnt.
Work should be what you love, or at the least- put your heart into it, or get nothing back. How you spend, earn and what you are capable of doing when fear is gone is about to be revealed. Go for the lead.
IT is ALL ABOUT YOU! Seriously, this is a life-changing time. Put it all on the line. We will be clapping with you when you nail the triple axel jump. This is not the time to be alone, but do not lose yourself in partnership-find it!
Time for some serious spiritual study or retreat. You really do not know WHAT you do not know. But being brave and hanging in the dark, will bring the light. You will lead from behind the scenes for now, but this is just prep for the coupe. Timing is everything.
WHO you know matters more now than ever. The keeper of the gate could open a new kingdom for you, but which key fits with the visions you have for yourself? Learn to lead in the crowd without stealing the show. Be the humanitarian. Have a cause to fight for, even if you benefit.
The boss will be changing. Daddy isn't the big bad wolf if you find the way into his heart. IF you aren't following your 'mission' you've got a chance now to do so. Discovery of what you are capable of, isn't near as scary as sitting on the sidelines frozen. You are fearless - remember?
Time to travel. Be it with the body, a book, or a very dramatic move on your part- back to the school of higher learning. Any ideas for publications should be followed! If you aren't writing one- at least read many! No travel without a passport.
It is all life and death. We are either living the life we want, or we are dead. Take extra care of yourself right now. You are due for an understanding of what 'other people' value....and just might be the receiver of unearned monies. Of course you did earn them, in a past life, or this one...but do not forget uncle Sam's due.
Your partner might be making headlines, but you are the co-creator so be sure to ask for credit on the playbill. It is perfect timing for you to develop deeper heart partnerships. It is way more fun to have someone to play with than building your sand castle alone. The more you give the more you get.
A new work opportunity is on the horizon. It involves ways that you either shine yourself, or you help others finding the ONE thing that sets them in joy. Performing with all your heart guarantees success. All the world is a stage, and say your words so they can be heard in the pink seats. Your pets are the children who need you most right now, save them with love.
Wishing everyone a safe view of the Total Solar Eclipse......whatever is revealed to you- may it lead you to your divine space that is never eclipsed and shines within- ALL WAYS.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
AMERICA THE VIOLENT > what is the antidote?
America just had a birthday yesterday; 241st. Teenager years in comparison to the rest of the world.
How do teenagers act? REBELLIOUS. Defiant. . Know it all. Can't stand to be told ANYTHING.
FULL of energy. Dangerous energy. Impulsive. Quick to anger. Sulking can take over at any moment. Slamming of doors in the house, and 'go to your bedroom' sort of behavior. But most important- they are in growing pains. Teenagers are trying to figure out 'where they fit in'. They are very sensitive to being adorn. And when rejection comes, as it does to all of us at many ages, teenagers get angry.
Anger is a mask for fear.
There is a lot of anger in America and the world. Let us not speak about 'the world' right now. Let us focus on our own backyard. America is in crisis pain. Growing pains. Serious communication issues are at hand. We really have our plate full- even though its recently been broken and super glue is suppose to keep it together. YOU CAN SEE THE CRACKS.
Every country has a chart, because just like humans they have a birth. Even though we can't say the EXACT moment the pen hit the paper in the constitution .. (various debates about this among astrologers) we all agree that the 4th of July 1776 was a America's birth date. How united are the states right now? Not very.
So, what are we going to do about it? Because what is a country, but lots and lots of extended family. And even if you do not like all the relatives that are visiting, or any of your relatives, we do have to live in the same space- (the place called AMERICA) somewhat.
Looking at the stars for the "solar return" for the USA in 2017 tells a story. That story is not 'written in stone'. It is a general road map. A tool; to help you gauge the weather, the possibilities, the danger zones, the areas that just might create havoc if you do not pay heed. One can venture off the path, get lost, discover lots about who you are when you are lost, scared, and alone.... or one can just hum along as if nothing on earth is deserving of paying attention, and if you are lost and confused space aliens will discover you- so why pay any attention to the map? Praying does work wonders, yet, its not always smart to test fate and shrug off your own responsibility to PAYING ATTENTION to what is going down- before stage four cancer has developed; or a civil war.
We are in a very serious year.
I consider 'a year' in this context to be 'birthday to birthday'. Looking at aMErica's (typo intended) Solar return chart- we see- a Scorpio moon- in the 12th house. At the Sabian Symbol degree: A military band on the march. (27 Scorpio)... The moon is not at home in Scorpio, but its very power driven there. Its also extreme extreme extreme in emotions. No shades of grey. No even a sliver. The moon in the 12th house is -secrets. The moon represents the females of the country- and also the public. Nothing is read 'alone' in a chart- (if you are good at your job) every thing modifies everything else. A bit like the artist's palette.... one color can change another when its next to it. Talk about throwing shade in a new context! Some big butt shade is going to be thrown this year!
Scorpio is also about 'transformation' and we as a country will grow, or sting/shoot ourselves to death. The enemy is actually in our hidden subconscious. It has to be brought forth in order to have light shed on it. I guess people have really harbored hate for thy neighbor (in all forms) and resentment that the neighbor has something they don't. Or that the neighbor can't be trusted and is going to STEAL what they have. Being Paranoid is also a Scorpio trait. (They are out to get me).. Envy and jealous energy is also big negative trait of Scorpio. (every sign has some lower energy- so don't be getting down on Scorpios)... One of the most dangerous elements of the scorpion energy is- that when backed into a corner they will sting themselves to death rather than admit defeat or surrender. AKA- staying in a war that can't be won. (or starting one). That is, unless they are operating on a higher transformation vibration.......which we know is always possible! Then, this very dark energy looks within, and has a 'dark night of the soul' moment. A deep staring down of ones own birth/death cycle can bring about new life- in the symbol of the EAGLE. RISING ABOVE to get a higher- view. Having the urge and desire to focus so steady and with pinpointed laser sharpness that one transcends the very thing that has brought on fear, anger, hate and thus fears nothing- in a good way- because one realizes that YOU ARE HE. In other words- that neighbor you hate- is really you hating yourself, projecting it out on another! Its also THE CHRIST- MY FATHER AND I ARE ONE moment! This is deep. And so is Scorpio. You will not find a Scorpio EVER hanging any place but the deep end. All of this suggest- that - we have choices this birthday to birthday in how we are going to 'act out' emotionally in this country.
We are all part of a bigger picture. So vast so unlimited that the tiny 'mind' can not comprehended this until the ego dies. This is not territory for the weak. This is major combat spiritual investigation. And America is in this area right now. That means our collective emotional body- is swimming in deep waters. Some will drown. This is a fact.
But the stars to not 'command' they are sign posts- to help you along the way. They are a language- helping you to discover the story. YOU make the ending happy or sad by your own attitude. YOU can react or not. YOU can be happy or sad. YOU can make the choice of love or hate. When people are doing this in MASS it becomes a movement. It becomes a sea of change. So do we face our demons- stare them down- transcend them- and go higher than the little ego (me me me, oh, more of me, he did this to me, bla bla bla).... or do we sit silent in the dark and investigate WHY it is that America has become the most dangerous country to itself...? Got news for you- the enemy isn't outside- its inside, and its name is FEAR. (OF DEATH- of your world changing, of your world not changing-etc).
Well, now that we've gotten it clear where we are- as a country- let's look at how to work with this energy- on a level that brings in other factors..... such as- WHERE our (USA) Sun Sign (Cancer) is for the return chart.
It represents- our leader- and its in the 7th house of OTHERS. YES. Its in a T-sq (crowbar) with Jupiter (other countries, the law, justice, partnerships) in the 10th and Pluto (government, the bomb, the chemo, the snake shedding its skin)in the 2nd. ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY/VALUES and LEARNING to get along with others!
IT is about creating JOBS. JOBS. JOBS. Did I scream it loud enough? People NEED JOBS- to not feel in FEAR. Its easy to 'say' you are going to create jobs, bring the jobs home, etc....It will not be easy- it will take compromise, but it has to be done. Jupiter at the top of the chart- shows a lot of 'hot air' being blown from government (10th house rules government and heads of state) Jupiter is in Libra. So things that need to be said- looked at and understood are being ignore because its not so pleasant. Jupiter in Libra doesn't like to work so hard. "Oh, just agree with me!" The t-sq says that partnerships are very tricky for us this birthday to birthday...there just might be a costly divorce. So, keep your attention on your awareness of the constitution and what it stands for! Write your leaders at a local level and higher up. ORGANIZE. This is a powerful configuration for DIRECT ACTIVISM.
Venus in the USA SOLAR RETURN Chart- is in the very last degree of Taurus. This is - the Medusa placement- the weeping sisters placement. It is about wealth...or lack of. Being int he 6th house- its about public service sector. Its about transportation. Our bridges, our roads, our trains...as I type, on the chopping block is Amtrak's across the country train system. If you do not scream loud and long- its going to go. Lots of things are going to go. LOTS- if you do not SCREAM. Again key words: DIRECT ACTIVISM.
HEATHCARE: DIRECT ACTIVISM.
YOU simply cannot afford to be a couch potato if you depend on public services to survive.
The very skeletal system of this country is being changed.
If you do not agree with it- you had better find your voice. Start singing- like they did in the 60's....gathering with your tribe and like minded soul brothers and sisters. We are part of a global family, and if you do not want a divorce from that global family, speak NOW! If you do not want a faith FORCED on you SPEAK NOW!
Saturn rising in the chart- in Sagittarius in the first house- and retrograde. There is a movement (in government) to 'go back' to some place to limited (Saturn rules limits/rules) views on faith (sag). Its the blinders are on placement. My faith is the 'only' faith. This is also- student debt. What do you think will happen if half of the students default on their insane student debts? That would be a crisis that would make the housing bubble look like a tea party...(oops...let's say a cocktail party)....
What can we do about this? Dialogue! IF we can manage to 'drop the mother of all bombs' we can think about creating a country that does something besides kill people and brag about it- how about creating a vast educational system that is affordable- how about bringing back two year vocational training to replace 'black lung coal jobs' (that aren't there anyhow).... We have a chance to use that Saturn in Sag in the first to go back to a cannon of training that provided good jobs- with security and then bring in an economical boom! You can not 'buy things' and stimulate the economy if you do not have money for food, water, shelter and clothing. We have to return to the basics, and I am not talking about bible study, I am speaking of plain and simple - caring for your fellow human beings.
Compassion and loyal deep friendships with each other will make a platform for building communications to solve our differences. We are not suppose to all think alike. This is what makes for fusion and interesting inventions! Who wants a cookie cutter world? Where we all think exactly the same way, eat the same foods, pray in the same way, let no outside ideas in because we might melt if we allow our brains to open a bit, etc. That is robot world. That is North Korea.
I have spent this month's column on a focus - of America. For a reason- we are in crisis. We are about to overdose on hate. IF that is world you want to live in- please do it alone, in your own bedroom.
For those that do not want that world- I say two words:
It's the 60's again baby....so get ready to dance in the streets, while you still can.
Let's have a love fest like we did on Jan 21st 2017, and let it begin with me.
Now blow those candles out- and make a wish-
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! Let's eat cake! Let's share it with all.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Lots of shifting energy today, as Mercury moves into its own sign- Gemini, and Venus has moved into HER own sign of Taurus! The energy movement will continue all month- as Jupiter stations DIRECT on June 9th...(justice will prevail)... and on that same day we have a full moon in Sag, which gives a double dose of -law, justice, international relations. THE DETAILS do matter. Interestingly Comey will testify on the 8th... about the Russian 'situation' ...and what will that mean for you and me?
Lots more debate with everyone about who said what and what it meant when they said it. Sag is about international and Gemini is about words. The big issue -umbrella is- does international affairs effect the common man? Yes, I believe they do. And not only is the Russia issue on hand, but how we get along with our fellow neighbors on planet earth. There is no other 'home planet'. Being useful this full moon can have you exploring new ways of viewing the situation. You might not change your over all feeling..... but then you might. Because shortly after this full moon NEPTUNE turns retrograde. Neptune goes undercover- and that's perfect for this planet. Things that are 'unsaid' are just as important as what isn't. America and the entire world is becoming very distrustful of well, everyone!
Let's break this down:
Jupiter direct- helps bring out the need for checks and balances. Not only in the USA government, but in your own life. What has been left not said- but doesn't seem fair to you? Can you express your discomfort in a calm, intellectual manner to find a compromise? I think so. As Jupiter in Libra is all about FAIRNESS. And being a good judge. Its the see-saw image- is one person (or country) taking on all the effort? Are you always the one who scrubs the toilet? Jupiter in Libra helps us to work out our difference- and come clean. Yet, that Jupiter in Libra is in a complicated relationship to Neptune right now. An inconjunct its called. Its 150 degrees... means it takes some work to figure it all out... figure what out you ask- what's going on- that's been UNSEEN until now. Its about uncovering the truth. That takes work and calmness to do correctly. But just as Jupiter goes direct, Neptune goes retrograde- undercover! So the seesaw is not really in balance, just yet...coz there is some tricky stuff going on here.....and you have to watch carefully to get to the facts. Sleigh of hand will be common....magic trick..... the cards are played, but hey, where did that other card go? You know you saw it...but now, its gone. Just like the deal you made with your self to stick to your diet.
Lying to the self is the real issue here. We condition ourselves to believe what we want to hear. This month- we will all grow more if we face SQUARELY what is presented. Be it in our government or in our own church or home. Taken further it can also be about the hidden costs of education. Once the facts are undeniable... you might just lose some faith; in all that you thought to be true. AKA- disappointment in humans. But not all is doom and sadness...(even though it certainly feels like it at times).... this complicated relationship between Jupiter and Neptune will allow for some down right unusual creations.... its like the odd beats of bellying dancing music... its more interesting but not easy to master. Its not comfortable, but certainly worth exploring. You can apply this to relationships the next 5 weeks. Go outside your comfort zone to find some mystical experience. The mystery in love and getting along is holding space for being right and wrong at the same time.
Mercury is moving into the very comfy chatty chatty sign of Gemini for the next two weeks. Make most of this! Clear the cobwebs and reorganize the rooms in your life. Venus will also be hanging with her fav bud Taurus all of June and these two planets in their own ruling signs makes ideas to creation MUCH easier! The ideas will flow and the 'seeing' of the design will not be blocked. Words of love also combine with security and intellectual banner... back and forth fun flirting... we all need a bit more of that in these times of challenge.
Mars is in Cancer now....and that's not the best fit- but it has its place....like in the kitchen cooking up your comfort foods! Mars will be giving your emotions an extra punch of "feelings rule" and so.... when the moon changes signs every couple days, your mood might too. Better to sit with things for a while before making FIRM LASTING commitments this month. Do what brings you a sense of community and belonging. Rearrange the furniture instead of painting the house fuchsia.
The Solstice this year falls- June 20th @ 9:24 pm PDT..... SUMMER IS HERE! The new moon at 3 Cancer falls three days later....excellent for planning your community get 2 gether! Overall focus on what ideas you have that bring more love into your life and less arguing. BUT...stand up for yourself when needed. It is not about pushing conflict down, its about learning a way to find the compromise. Deepen your faith instead of a need to escape the difficult issues in your life.
And remember... the signal light always CHANGES. IF its green, its going to be red at one point and of course yellow is always for the risk takers in the world. You have options!
Friday, May 05, 2017
finding your sunshine on a cloudy day
The moon's north node is moving into LEO.... time to find your sunshine.
What are the nodes? They are points - not planets-.... very important points in the astrological wheel that give us some big hints as to where we need to grow and with whom and how.
The North Node can point to what you need to develop this lifetime, South Node is considered to show what you have perfected already. Think of it as a very important intersection- which you need to pay attention during the crossing of.
The transiting nodes are now about to shift signs.
The last time the north node entered 29 Leo was Oct 21st 1998. They travel backwards through the Zodiac. Since the Nodes are always are polar opposite- the South node was in Aquarius. They stayed in this axis until April 2000.
THINK BACK...... I know its hard to remember as you get older the events going on decades ago- but KEY events are easy to remember. What made you SHINE then? We are in a new cycle of polishing off our dust, and discovering our sunshine.
The transiting nodes have been traveling through the Virgo/Pisces axis... So we've BEEN discovering how to work better, smarter, with finer details for many years now. Time to put the skills you've honed to use and display your leadership and performance traits.
This shift is huge- and its will begin on May 10 2017.
Since Leo is ruled by the Sun- look to your birth Sun sign to get clues in HOW to shine. This will not upstage your birth node placement..(which likely will be different)...it just adds more information to the plot of how you can be more of you.....and allow your SUN SIGN to lead you.
Also what HOUSE the nodes are currently traveling through explores the area where you can get your glow on. Unless you know your birth chart, you'll need an astrologer for this. Check where 29 Leo falls in your birth chart, combine that house and its opposite with your Sun sign info and you've got a good start in manifesting some sparkle, zip and zap to your life.
I find that usually one is DRAWN naturally to the areas that we can develop. The trip up is when we give up before getting GOOD at what we begin. People seemed to be naturally wired to get frustrated if they don't get A's the first go around. If the approach is changed to understanding that WE WILL be good one day at a time, and applying PLAY to the project and not PRESSURE it gives sunshine on a cloudy day. We move the clouds away with our attitude.
The thing to also take in is that the Eclipses will now be focused on this Leo/Aquarius axis.
Prepare now- months before the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo at 29 degrees- to how you wish to birth - yourself into a new being.... its not always comfortable. Do not give up. How can you be a higher person? Find this out for yourself before the eclipse comes. Ask your self who your role models are- and pick a trait they express which you admire.... try to follow that.
I have been reading a really great transformative book.
"THE WAVE" By Sonali Deraniyagala. She's one amazing woman. Her life was turned inside out upside down and forever set on a different path by the Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka in 2004. You know, the largest natural disaster to ever befall. 240k people left with that wave. She lost her parents, her husband, her two young children. One moment you are having vacation memories, the next you do not have a family anymore. Puts life in perceptive. Puts pain and struggle in perspective. Be thankful if you do not have to bear such suffering in this life. I learn from how those who are dealt such trials manage to find the sunshine again.
Many on earth have to suffer huge huge losses. If we can listen to their stories we can grow in the heart and suddenly our own life seems blessed beyond belief.
The Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka and Thailand in 2004 was an event that on an astrological level - is tied to Mars triggering a previous Solar Eclipse. Nov 23 2003 there was a Solar Eclipse at '0' Sag. The day of the wave- Mars moved into '0' Sag. Mars has this placement every two years, however so close to the previous Solar Eclipse position made it a 'trigger' for a huge mundane event. It was also the day that the nodes were in the critical degree of Zero Scorpio- about to move back into Libra (they travel backwards remember). This is why I am always going on about Mars triggering Eclipse points. Eclipses are ACTIVE long past the day they occur. They do not always have tragic manifestations- but they DO change the direction of our lives! And often are seen to bring events into the world that become headlines.
Mars in the sky is now moving to trigger the Lunar Eclipse of Sept 2016.... this will happen the last 10 days of May. So you can review what you need to let go of- now, to make room for a new beginning. Old belief systems come to mind- as that Lunar Eclipse was in the sign Pisces tied to what we believe. We might see some wacky weather, and words too! People are really hot headed these days... Mars is in Gemini and so this triggering of the Pisces Lunar Eclipse of 2016 will demand that you make friends with compassion and TRUTH in order to not drown in the swamp of depression and doubt. On the up swing you can use your imagination to its fullest and a bit of sarcastic dark humor will go far.
This month Mars will also be in a hard aspect to Neptune...this brings forth a great imagination- but also for those with forked tongues gives double talk. Listen carefully to what is being promised around May 9th- 20th. People will promise the moon while only being able to deliver the burnt out bulb. Do not be gullible, if its too good to be true...............then triple check or walk away. Mars will also make flowing energy to Jupiter....so we really can all get along- as long as we zip the harsh words. This is a great aspect for company projects - that allow for a ROUND TABLE...pass the ideas around and try many.
ALL month Venus is in me first Aries. Be brave in love. See youthful cheerfulness as a joy but not a long term commitment to ever after. Aries is very much smitten but only at first bite. You can have lots of first bites in May.
On May 25th there is a new moon at five degrees Gemini.... so get your double sunshine on... move the fingers and the toes and dance your way past the clouds... fast moving fingers of Steve Ray Vaughan will help you with a double trouble sunshine sort of day!
Sunshine in the rain storm music
photo credit- c. parker mcphinney 20017
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Saturn stations retrograde at 10:06 pm PDT tonight.
He'll be doing the back stroke for several months.
Time to 'shadow gaze'.
What does that mean?
Look at what gives you a sense of being, knowing that you exist no matter what. BUT what exist? What is hidden from your sight? The light has to be way way bright for you to actually see your shadow...your 'out line' that falls on the earth. What 'outlines' do you create in the day to day that aren't always seen? What boundaries do you never let yourself go outside of, because you are unsure.... Are they helpful to you? Do these 'rules' guide you to keep a firm foundation in reality? Or do they hold you back because you fear the unknown or someone told you LONG ago- "don't go there"...."you can't go there, you aren't......(fill in the blank) ........enough".
Saturn is always about structure. Also it represents 'authority'..... the first 'authority' that we come under is usually our parents. Some people NEVER let go of trying to gain the parental approval....they can be 50, 60 even 90 and still be searching for that secure feeling that Mom and Pop have granted the seal of 'love via accomplishment. Or in someway desperate for 'other's' stamp of "you're OK"...."you're accepted".... "you have arrived"....
This takes some deep looking INSIDE your beliefs to uncover patterns that MAY be holding you back. Even the desire to have NO BOUNDARIES can be a way of seeking approval..."I will show them! I will break all the rules, and do it my way, and then they will see- I am right and worthy!". Since Saturn rules structure- sometimes we rebel against it, to have our own defined rules and guidelines. That is a good thing- unless its just a hidden way of setting our self up for failure because of the hidden shadow - seeking the A+ -from others...and not from the SELF first. Seeking to fail unconsciously, to prove them right, that hey, really I am not able to be Saturn (mature) after all.
When we KNOW THYSELF....deeply, we realize the only person we need to have the nod from, is the higher self. The rest of society may never 'get, or support you'.... but if you know you are following the path that YOU wish for all the rest melts away. Self determination leads in a very healthy way.
So- spend the next four months making choices that work for you- and your goals. To do that you have to sit down and have an honest conversation with yourself what those goals are. What you wish to achieve and what has held you back. IF that applies.
Its also- the time to review- teeth (care) bones (strengthen) posture....are you bending correctly at the knees when you pick up heavy items...... Saturn rules all these areas. What are you 'backbones' in life? (church, family, etc)....do you need to review your participation in these organizations, is it time to LEAD in some of them?
WHAT role do you wish for GOVERNMENT to play in your life? Are you HAPPY with your governments actions? IF not, well then- time to look at the Shadow! Why don't you speak up for your rights?
You see where I am going. This is good use of Saturn in retrograde mode. Make the most of it.
We also have this month VENUS stationing DIRECT on April 15th! She'll be at 27 Pisces in a tight square to Saturn retrograde....are you getting all the loving you want? IF not, time to move forward in love giving and figure out how to 'set that up'.... its not magical with this combo- it takes effort.
Creative enterprises will also demand more of you........with what seems little reward...but that will pass as Venus moves into Aries (again) and the instant attraction comes around on the merry go.... (April 28th). Venus will then stay in Aries until the first week of June...so we have a chance to take these (projects, relationships, etc) to the next step.
Mercury also goes retrograde this month- for 3 weeks.. on April 9th- May 3rd.... at the degree of 5 Taurus..... where's the money disappearing to? How can I hide it? And should I dig out that idea for making money that I had oh, so long ago? (yes). Taurus is earth energy- so work with the earth! Dig not into JUST how to make money, but how to have your resources grow....take classes, get out and meet new contacts, research new avenues for not just money's sake but pleasure.....sign up for a wood carving class.........redo the cabinets in the kitchen or spend some time planning the over due remodel job on the house. Paint a new color to your life and YOUR abode.
Pluto ALSO will be doing a backward move on April 20th. Government will be going undercover.
Power is within.
On the 21st Mars enters the sign of the twins- Gemini. Gift of the gab will be everyone's great trait. During this period Mercury and Mars will be in whats called- Mutual Reception...what that means is the power of the WORD, and contracts become a major force to be reckoned with. WHO SAID WHAT and WHEN will matter...and the mighty pen is a sword until May 15th. The press is going to go crazy. Get out in nature and out of your head if you can. Things will speed up to a lightening level. If you are writing- this will be a very prolific period for you.
All of April is about making peace with the shadow, befriending it, and what fun shadow dancing can be by a campfire! Positive and Negative are needed for a wholistic view. Sometimes we have to dive into the darkness to see the light.
Photo image- death valley shadows c.2017 p mcphinney
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Fearful America in Crisis
Most of us in America, do not want to turn away the rest of the world in fear. But that is exactly what is happening. FEAR is the one thing that is an inside job that must be controlled and held at bay, for anyone or any country to expand and grow. To grow in fear is to have cancer. America has a very dangerous cancer growing.
Tonight the sitting president (from now on to be referred as tsp) will address the congress. This takes place at 9pm in Washington. Here's the chart.
HOW TO GET BACK TO CENTER ? IS there a CENTER anymore?
We won't for a while. Mars (aggression/military/lets get this done!) is in Aries (my pov is the only pov) has just locked up with Uranus (sudden, explosive, and the brotherhood)... this lock happened on Oscar night (hence the bomb-ending surprise) ... its being triggered (more fuel on the raging fire) by Jupiter ( law, study, how one relates and expands, other countries, cultures) in retrograde -in the sign of Libra...the balance is lost, hidden from view right now. It is only within that you will find it. Laws being pushed through are creating more aggravation towards our country. A clear message being sent is- to come here- to USA- you must not be different from us, you must have the same faith, you must not be dark-skinned, you must not have ever traveled to any country we consider an enemy....(pretty much that list is growing to include the entire world outside of our borders).... its sends a message of intolerance for multi-multiculturalism that we were built on...so its self-destructive. Wed, the day after the talk on why we need a zillion dollars for boarders, and weapons, to keep 'the bad guys out' ...the moon will trigger that Mars- Uranus opposition to Jupiter. THIS IS MAJOR EARTHQUAKE ENERGY.
Earthquakes come in many forms. They shake us up! Get ready for one big steamroller and fiery ride. The stage is being set for a battle, and if we allow tsp's rhetoric to go on unchecked we will draw (war) to our country. Because one of the laws of the Universe is- what you focus on- comes into being.
So, we must do the opposite...we must focus on unity, peace, faith in others' goodness. We must be united in peaceful warrior mode. To pretend that action won't be needed to counter the fear mongering is folly.
America's crisis- is growing deep. It is centered around greed, fear, and not EVER having 'enough'. It is 'us vs them' mentality.
Not all Americas feel this way. But that is the message being pushed from the WhiteHouse. Venus will turn retrograde on March 4th- and stay in retrograde mode until April 15th..... tax day in AMERICA! Do you think its odd that tsp doesn't want the people who voted for him to know how much he is worth? We already know he never pays taxes (and is proud of it). But his worth? Um.... questionable.
While Venus is in retro mode we review what LOVE is. We review what brings us love. Sometimes we get involved in ill thought out partnerships- that 'seem' to be 'love' but turn out to be zapping our love, devoid of generosity, and not very caring. What's in it for me partnerships. I suggest that you attempt NEW ways of being loving- during this retrograde period. In fact we will see many a couple/business 'giving it a second chance' during this time frame. We also will see 'calling it quits' behind the scenes- later to be announced. Some endings will be premature due to immaturity. This is not the time to let go of anything that has tremulous value to you. Give it space. Give yourself space. Learn to be loving to yourself. There are worse things than being alone! This is an excellent time to rework old art pieces...of any kind. Especially working in metal or any of the arts that use- fire...(blown glass, red pigment, torch work, etc).
How do we get back to center when there is a sinkhole there?
You go around it.
And this is what millions of Americans will be doing to keep the meaning of our statue of liberty alive. We will go around giving love, hope, and a welcomed feeling to all those that are being pushed and shoved aside as if they were ants with no purpose.
America's shadow of hate, and fear is not going to grow as long as we throw flashlight, sunlight, and inner divine light on it. It hasn't a chance against LOVE. So keep the love in your heart flowing. Keep the activities up that give you a sense of belonging to humanity in its entirety and in a holistic way. Go out of your way to be kind to those that are different! Invite those of different faiths into your circle. Support one another by looking out for each other. Do not let anyone be BULLIED or threatened in your presence!
The press is not the enemy, a closed mind is. So read, share articles (fact ck them) support the independent papers as well as mainstream press. They are needed more than ever! When a country's leader attacks the free press, no good comes of it, for anyone! This is one of the steps in dictatorship. HISTORY has shown this time and again.
On March 9th- Mars moves into Taurus. So how we spend and HOW we SAVE and invest- will be the focus. Look to NDPL to get a big push with help in cutting off investments towards the North Dakota Pipeline. That fight isn't over. Everyone needs clean water!
Romance also will be in the air...(but remember Venus is retrograde!).... Plant flowers, food, and seeds of goodwill.
Let it be YOU and ME who brings balance back and Justice to the forefront by our everyday actions.
A crisis can be a good thing in the long run. It allows one (and a country) to do a checks and balance and get back to the basics. Do this in your own life. What is your priority? Where is your focus? Stay centered this month in what brings you to the heart- because if you cut off the blood circulation- you surely will die.
So let us LIVE!
Circulate- Celebrate-Come together... Jessie Colon Young sings it well........
Let's come together!
Monday, January 30, 2017
THE WAKE UP YEAR
We rolled into the call for waking up with the Chinese New Year. Not just at dawn, but FOR LIFE! Time to WAKE UP! The times call for it, and life is far more interesting with a broad perspective. When you "wake up" you find the ONENESS. And that oneness is how you manage to keep the smile on your face.
HOW to wake up? By looking inside, asking the 'why am I here' sort of questions, internal investigation, and divine's grace.
We need to be awake more than ever. Especially in America.
Mars has just moved into Aries where it is very much at home. Mars is the warrior. Aries energy is straight forward- youthful- and all about ACTION- NOW. So we are going to see lots of act first, think later energy out there from people who have not learned to harness the discipline element of Mars. It is especially important to THINK before you act- not just how your actions create change for the now, but also the future. Aries doesn't like to think too much past the moment- but it is very important that you do. So plan out your action- contemplate possible 'reactions' to your action. Don't let your anger RULE you. This is very important- because when we act from passion/anger- we aren't clear headed....and w/o clarity you find foolishness. There is enough of that in the world - don't add to it.
This Mars energy is great for physical action that requires courage. Metal work. And working out.
By the 3rd of Feb Venus will also be in Aries. Love at first flame. (and it burns out quickly).
So much fire energy going on in Feb, that you'll need to cool off with deep breathing, good humor, and a bit of luck.
We enter into the ECLIPSE energy - now. First a lunar one on the 10th, at 23 degree Leo.
I AM QUEEN HEAR ME ROAR....this has just begun. Heads of state will roll. Leadership is going to change- and the female leaders are certainly going to be playing a chess game. All bets are off on how this flows...except- I will say- the woman's voice is going to get way louder. Statue of Liberty is pretty pissed off right now. Justice will be done, especially because Jupiter will support this eclipse- yet, by the time it comes around- Jupiter will be retrograde (on the 5th Jupiter reverses direction) and so a lot of balancing will be going on behind the scenes. ANY confirmations of a supreme justice for USA highest court will go through the ringer. Delay? You bet.
By the ends month- 26th Feb, we have the second eclipse- at 9 Pisces- conjunct Neptune.... perfect for the Oscars... but otherwise can make fuzzy thinking a major issue-because we just can't seem to get ALL THE FACTS. Fake news will be an issue. Compassion needs to be front and center in your heart.
The next four weeks are going to be surreal. Put on your special glasses and learn to breath deep.
And don't sit on your anger- ACT OUT! SPEAK OUT! WORK OUT! SHAKE IT UP BABY!
Don't expect for the political theater to end (in America) the show has just started...so like I said- TIME TO WAKE UP!
credit to the above image from a blog I found online-
c. Danger Dog Blog