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New Moon in Gemini 5/25

Hey hey,

So the new moon was just a little while ago at 12.44pm MST, and for us in SLC it was directly on the Midheaven or directly overhead (giving public/10th House importance to the moon energy).

New moon is the time to rest and recharge, to plant seeds and make plans. In the air sign of Gemini, the focus is on communication. We have to think about new ways of expressing ideas. Words used unconsciously during this time will become a stumbling block later on, but since the moon is in its dark phase and not yet illuminated by the light of Sun-consciousness, we might do it impulsively. However, words used with clear intent now can be a bulldozer to clear that block as you go.

The ruler of New Moon Gemini is Mercury, which will be in the sign of Taurus thru June 6. This earth sign is all about creation. It’s about value, how we perceive it in relation to ourselves and our own possessions. Taurus is measured and methodical, and can seem almost languid compared to other, more high energy signs. Nevertheless, they always Tortoise and the Hare everybody by winning it with their steady approach. These qualities will be how communication flows during this moon cycle. Sometimes agonizingly slow and stubborn, but always focused on what is growing and the potential for new life.

We might also be gathering a lot of idea maps now, with all the ideas swirling around, he said, switching metaphors abruptly. The next full moon is in Sagittarius and is all about following your own path to Truth. Now would be the time to talk it out, make sure you really believe what you think you’re saying. You might have to back up your ideas later.

Some interesting things about this new moon is first, that it’s square to Neptune in Pisces. I think during this moon cycle, we will be wont to seek a definition rather than let a thing remain implied. Words will be necessary, even when it feels like trying to hold water in your hands. We won’t feel comfortable with blurring edges, we’ll tend to crave boundaries.

Second, there are two relatively short-lived yet major oppositions happening, sparked off by the new moon vibezzz. The first of which is on the Venus-Aries/Jupiter-Libra axis, which has been getting a lot of attention this year. Aries is the Self-so Venus there is getting us to really love our own dayum self and to go get ours, while Libra is the Other-so Jupiter there is expanding our awareness of our relationships. This opposition can be tough EVEN IF it’s both of the generally ‘benefic’ planets, showering blessings. Are we letting other people’s needs outweigh our own? Are we selfishly indulging our own interests and not considering the needs of others at all? This opposition during New Moon Gemini creates an awareness of these themes through crisis, or a situation that seems to pull you in different directions.

The other opposition is that of the malefic’ planets of Mars-Gemini and Saturn-Sagittarius. Mars is drive in the realm of communication (it’s very likely, and for me definitely true that our mouths have been RUNNING OFF). Other people are necessary for true communication to happen, yet Saturn’s over there grounding our asses in the sign of higher learning and personal truth. There’s a pull between speaking your truth and following your truth. Maybe you need to say some things on your path to Truth but you find it hard. Time to spit ’em out, because by the time the full moon happens you might not have as many options about it.

Lots of interesting stuff always happening in the sky. The long-standing T-square has eased off, so that a bit of a relief.

Thanks for reading! If you’d like to hear more about a particular topic, please use New Moon Gemini to lmk, ok?

Cheers,

Will

Venus in Aries, Retrograde to Pisces thru 4/15

Quick overview/Dates:

  • March 4-Venus stations Retrograde at 13 degrees of Aries, 2.09am MST
  • April 2-Venus re-enters the sign of Pisces, 5.25pm MST
  • April 15-Venus stations direct at 26 degrees of Pisces, 3.18am MST
  • April 28-Venus re-enters Aries, 6.13am MST
  • May 20-Venus exits retrograde shadow zone at 14 degrees Aries

Hi y’all,

Venus went retrograde earlier this week in the sign of Aries. Venus is the ruler of love and and attraction and affection, aesthetics and beauty, our individual feminine nature, and how we experience pleasure. Venus also shows us how we relate to each other, how we react within relationships because it also rules the sign of Libra. Aries is the portion of the zodiac associated with personal identity, it’s motto is “I Am.” The first sign of the zodiac, it is the cardinal (initiative) fire (spirit) that operates as the Masculine Principle. Aries wants what it wants, when it wants it. It’s the fire that opens the seed up and pushes the roots down and the leaves up. The first day of Aries is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

While in Aries, Venus loves her independence. In this sign, we want what we want. And not only that, but that wanting becomes a part of our personal identity during this time. Folks with this placement in their natal charts (or Venus in the 1st House) know that it can cause us to be very into ourselves…like, there are other people in the world, you know? However, as a benefic in the chart, Venus provides grace and charm. So we might be self-obsessed at the moment, but at least we’re charismatic and fun to be around, right?

Because they embody very different energies, Venus is considered in her ‘detriment’ in Aries. This means her power is diminished, or that she isn’t quite up to full strength (as opposed to her being exalted in the previous sign of Pisces-pin in that). Aries is ‘what I want,’ and Venus kind of loses her relational vibes here. She’s all about pleasures and comfort, and Aries is a questing knight always on the move. She wants to connect with others and Aries has a one-track mind on their next conquest.

So! When a planet goes retrograde, it seems to slow down and back up in the sky. It doesn’t really do that, it’s just an illusion created by that planet’s orbit in relation to our own-but, interestingly it means that that planet is closer to Earth than other times. Venus also has a very interesting trajectory, it hits the same five points in the zodiac within a couple of degrees. Her full cycle takes about eight years, and her path describes a giant pentagram in the sky. The last time she went retrograde at this position was the spring of 2009.

Wikipedia Commons

(Got this image from Wikipedia Commons via Google Search.)

The Lunar Planner

(Got this image from The Lunar Planner via Google Search.)

The ancient peoples of the world also recognized another interesting feature of Venus’ retrograde motion. Most of the time she appears in the evening sky on the Western horizon, but as she goes retro she seems to set in the west. As she approaches her conjunction with the Sun, she disappears below the west for a week or two. Then she starts showing up in the morning for a few weeks, on the Eastern horizon with the sunrise! This is what the ancients called “The Morning Star”-you might have heard of her elsewhere by that name. This is Venus in her warrior armor. She’s usually the demure and coquettish vision we think of standing in a clamshell. As the morning star, she is wrathful and capable of defeating her husband (Aries, get it?) in battle. It’s a side of Venus we don’t really think about a lot, but it happens about every two years. (Side bar. Last time she went retro in summer 2015, spending four months in Leo-the sign of the heart-we got that old marriage equality in the US. Moon was in Libra, sign of relationships and because of its Scales totem, Justice.)

JohnPratt.com

(Got this image from johnpratt.com via Google Search-This also shows some descriptions of what Venus’ phases mean.)

To synthesize all that, this Venus Retrograde is a journey of self-love! Any retrograde motion brings the energy of the planet inward (maybe because the planet is closer, we feel it more?). It makes us internalize the energy-and when that energy has to do with relating to others, we ask how we are a part of that equation. Retrogrades are a time to reconsider, reevaluate, reexamine. So the questions I think of about this time are things like, Am I doing what makes me happy and brings me pleasure? Am I who I want to be and am I becoming who I want to be? Am I standing in my own truth and moving in the direction of the things I want?

If we aren’t happy with the answers to those questions, the quality of this time will motivate us to make the changes necessary. If we are happy with those answers, I think we’ll experience small, quiet affirmations.

Additionally, because Venus has to do with love and relating, during her retrograde motion we might encounter people from our past. These encounters will put a spotlight on how these relationships have impacted us. We’ll have a comparison to gauge our growth and determine whether these relationships are or aren’t still a part of our identity (Aries).

And last but not least, Venus will re-enter the sign of Pisces as part of this retrograde! Venus is exalted in this sign, because she can connect to the Universal Mojo without the hindrance of ego that she experiences in Aries. I think of this like a spiritual baptism (is there any other kind, lol). On this journey of self-love and care, Venus dips back into the waters of Pisces. This identity crisis goes into the subconscious, is refreshed and continues on with new vigor. This time is a great opportunity to check that our values and actions are in alignment. Is my identity in line with Universal Will? Am I creating the kind of love I want to experience? How is my nature intrinsically connected to All Of Creation?

This is an exciting time! Because of this long-standing T-square (Jupiter in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in later degrees of Aries), there has been a lot of external pressures on all of us. This time is demanding that we check in with ourselves right now. We can’t be a good balance to our partners if we are not in balance ourselves. We can’t have good friends if we can’t be good friends. We can’t effect change in the world at large if we aren’t sure of our own intentions. This time is inviting us to look at ourselves and lovingly correct what is not in alignment.

Thanks so much for reading! Let me know what you think, and how your retrograde is going.

Cheers,

Will

P.S. Used my ephemeris for the dates, probably quoted SEXTROLOGY by Starsky and Cox, the Buddha Board at Golden Braid Books for my main image, and cited the sources for the images above.

 

 

 

Sun in Pisces 2/18-3/20

Hey everybody,

The Sun shifted into Pisces this morning at 4.31am MST. Pisces is the mutable water sign, the part of the zodiac where we give up our personal identity and wash back into the ocean, becoming one with everything again. Mutable signs herald the changing of the seasons, so we are moving out of winter. The days are getting longer and ostensibly warmer, we are gearing for the first day of Spring – and Aries – on March 20.

The twin-fish symbol of Pisces represents Aphrodite and Eros in their animal-totem form. Through it’s traditional Jupiter and modern Neptune rulership, Pisces is our spiritual connection to the Universe, to the Love that binds us together. The amalgamation of all the other signs, Pisces especially is the Everywoman. She is the combination of every other female in the zodiac, dreamily caught in the currents around her. The male tends to be less dreamy, focused more on making his dreams a reality. She is the dream, he is the drifter (this is straight out of SEXTROLOGY by Starsky and Cox, I love their stuff!).

As the last sign of the zodiac and the last water sign, Pisces is the culmination of experience. The first water sign is cardinal Cancer, and it represents the ebb and flow of the watery tides and currents, the flow of emotion. The following sign of fixed Scorpio represents an intense concentration and pressurization of the emotional force, the crystallization of diamonds and ice. In the depths of the ocean we find mutable Pisces. It’s the deep dark of our subconscious, the shadows that penetrate those depths. As Aries represents the beginning of life at infancy, Pisces is the closing of the journey through the zodiac. It is where we find endings.

Neptune is considered to be a ‘higher octave’ of Venus, lending a dreamy aesthetic and a sense of spirituality. Neptune rules cameras and how we view things through other people’s lenses. Wherever Neptune lands in our chart, the boundaries become unclear as its dissolving action washes everything away. Neptune’s influence through its rulership of Pisces can almost give us psychic impressions (especially Neptune in Scorpio). We can feel a great connection to the spiritual realm. But because the boundaries can become so unclear, so washed away, Neptune also is where we might be a bit delusional. Those mystic-seeming impressions can wash us away from shore and far away from where we want to be. Those with a prominent Neptune in their chart are cautioned against the influence of alcohol/drugs or other escapist/addictive traits. Neptune can pull us under the surface in a riptide if we aren’t wading in safe waters.

Pisces is associated with the 12th House of the zodiac-or the area just above the eastern horizon (the Ascendant). This is the house of suffering, hidden enemies and what lies below the surface of the subconscious. It’s correlated to hospitals, prisons, and institutions (the organizations behind the 9th House/Sagittarius system of beliefs and philosophies). The keywords to the 12th House are “Serve or Suffer.” When we have a lot of 12th House activity going on, it seems like things are coming out of the woodwork to get in our way. We seem to have a lot of pain during those times. But these things are for our spiritual edification, we can serve what comes up and gain the life lesson or we can suffer by not being open to the message.

Pisces, being a water sign, can get swept away by the force of their emotions. But not only their own! Everyone else’s too! They are incredibly empathic and pick up on even the subtlest shifts in the current. They might need a lot of time alone to be able to deal with being around a lot of people all the time, because all those other people create so many currents it can be a lot to deal with. It can take them a long time to find their own identity because they are feeling everyone else’s vibe all day for miles. As they learn and grow into their superpowers, they start to learn the shifts in the current and spend less time getting caught and swept away in it.

Happy Birthday, all you Pisces out there! Keep dreaming your beautiful dreams and teaching us how to stay connected to Spirit.

Cheers,

Will

P.S. Used my emphemeris for the dates, used the Buddha Board at the Golden Braid for the InstaImage, and definitely paraphrased Starsky and Cox up in there.

Mercury in Aquarius 2/7-2/24

Hey hey hey,

Mercury entered the air sign of Aquarius last week on February 7 at 2.35am MST. Coming out of the previous retrograde and transit through earth-sign Capricorn, this probably feels like a very light time in comparison! The last six or seven weeks have had us making profound and concrete changes to our lives. Our minds have been on long-term steps toward lifelong goals. I didn’t write about the new moon in Capricorn (exactly conjunct that Mercury retrograde), because I was experiencing some major life milestones of my own. Things were taking shape that hadn’t done for ten years, placing me in a direction I hadn’t previously thought possible. I was also personally thinking about 10th house (Capricorn) matters, career moves were in my focus, and good things were piling up on top of each other in that regard. For me as an individual, it’s been a momentous time. Pluto is in Capricorn, giving energy to the transformations I’ve been going through.

So now, for the last week, Mercury has been able to lighten up and get some fresh air in Aquarius. Mercury (being associated with air-sign Gemini), loves to be in Aquarius, because he/she (Mercury is asexual) gets to connect and communicate a lot! That sign is the ruler of groups and networks, and shows us how we relate to those groups as an individual. Our minds will have an unusually quick mode of thinking, almost touching on prescient, prophetic hunches and impulses. Mercury is the ruler of intellect, communication, and expression, and Aquarius (ruled by Uranus) is all about innovation, connection, and equality. We will be eager for intellectual stimulation during this time. We’ve been doing a lot of hard work, and now through Aquarius’ connection to hopes and dreams, we get to enjoy the fruits of that hard mental work.

Our minds will especially be in groupthink/hivemind during this time. We will be especially connected to those bodies of people with which we identify. We will be more apt than usual to explore our thoughts intellectually, ‘arguing’ in an Aquarian -type way to make sure we understand our thoughts as well as we think we do.

We will want to talk more about social issues during this transit, because our minds are thinking about the People. Everyone believes what they think is the right thing (no one is a villain in their own narrative), and now we will have a great opportunity to see and connect with people who might not be in our everyday sphere. We will be able to intellectualize what it’s like on the other side of the tracks, whatever side we ourselves may be on.

This time will help us connect with each other, and what lies beyond, as we move toward Pisces season. During that time, we reach the ‘end’ of the zodiac, washing away our identity and merging into the Oneness of everything. This time is all about connecting to the world around us, and Mercury in Aquarius quickens and deepens that understanding.

Cheers,

Will

P.S. I used my Pottenger/Michelsen Ephemeris for the dates, and the Buddha Board at Golden Braid Books for the InstaImage.

Jupiter Retrograde in Libra 2/6-6/9

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note about Jupiter going retrograde at 23 degrees Libra last week on February 6. The retrograde motion of the planets is an optical caused by our relative orbit. They don’t really change direction, but our position during the course of the year makes them seem like they slow down and back up along the ecliptic. All of the planets (other than the Sun and Moon-and yes I know they’re not really planets, but that’s what they’re called alright?) go retrograde at some point during the year. Mercury, being the fastest, closest planet to the sun, goes retro at least three times a year. Venus and Mars, less often, go retro every 18 months to two years.

Jupiter is further out, and spends about a year in each sign. He entered the sign of Libra last September, and you can read more about what that means here. When he goes retrograde, he goes for a couple of months, a good chunk of the year. This time, he stationed retrograde on February 6 and will station direct at 13 degrees Libra again on June 9.

What does that mean? We tend to feel the personal planets’ retrograde motions more because they affect our personal energies more directly. Like the other retrogrades, the invitation here is to inwardly reflect. At this time, we are closer to Jupiter than the rest of the year, so the energy tends to be closer to home.

During the time since Jupiter entered Libra, we have experienced a great evening out of the scales. Jupiter expands and blesses whatever he touches, and in the sign of Libra, we are expanding personal relationships and balancing them out. We’ve made great progress and growth since September (also around the last eclipses), and now the retrograde motion of Jupiter is asking us to find the internal balance to match the balance we’ve been striking with others.

What has shifted in your life that requires attention internally? Jupiter is called the great benefic, associated with truth and justice and the philosophies that govern the lives of women and men. During this time, the inner balance is of utmost importance. If we lack personal centering, it will be impossible to find with others. Internalizing how far we’ve come since last fall is the focus as we move closer to the summer. How we have grown and created with our partners, friends, and open enemies (under the influence of Libra) will help us balance our subconscious, inner world.

Jupiter will exit the shadow zone of this retrograde around September 11, before shifting into the sign of Scorpio on October 10. The themes we encounter from now to June will resonate until then, so pay mind to what comes up in the next few months. It will affect your trajectory as Jupiter prepares to change signs this fall.

Cheers,

Willie

P.S. Used my Pottenger/Michelson Ephemeris for the AstroData and the Buddha Board at the Golden Braid for the image.

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo 2/10

Hi everyone,

The full moon is exact tonight at 5.33pm MST at 22 degrees of Leo, quickly followed by the lunar eclipse at 5.44pm MST. The full moon is when the Sun and Moon are opposite, so the Sun in Aquarius. The light of consciousness has fully illuminated the darkest corners of our minds, so we have full consciousness of our inner life. This is the time to take action, to make things happen that were planned during the last new moon. The new moon in Aquarius on  January 27 encouraged us to generate new intentions in regards to how we relate to  groups, how we find our individuality by being part of a group, our friends, and our hopes and dreams.

This full moon helps us do those things by giving our heart-level creative energies a spotlight. By letting your light shine, you help others to do the same, fulfilling the new moon intentions. Leo is the sign of personal power, creative drive and stimulation, fun and games. This full moon will make you very aware of what makes you happy! Let your heart energies burn bright, because that is how you will attract the people you want around you. Your vibe creates your tribe.

This full moon creates a Grand Trine in the fire signs: Moon in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries. This is an interesting mix! Saturn is all about restrictions and boundaries, Uranus is all about breaking out of the mold and innovating, and the moon is about our emotions and reactive nature. The moon is grounded by heavy Saturn but electrified by rebel Uranus. We might have an unusually clear vision for our lives now. People with Grand Fire Trines in their chart have the superpower of transmuting spiritual matter into physical form. They can take their passions and make something seemingly out of thin air. This is the energy we are all working with as this full moon wanes over the next couple of weeks! Take your passions and make something real out of them. Nothing can stand in your way with both Saturn and Uranus backing you up. Knock down those walls in your way. Imagine new ways to be a creator. Leo is the sign of creativity, the synthesis of these energies can create new worlds.

The other crazy thing about right now is this lunar eclipse! Eclipses are said to be unpredictable, they are like a portal that sends us to another place. Think of the last eclipse in September…LOTS of things have gone down since then. This is very similar. Lunar eclipses last about 3-6 months, and I think the fire in this one will galvanize us. We will be thinking about things in a new way. Since the earth will be passing between the Sun and Moon, casting a shadow on what should be bright and full, there is an element of shadow at play. Our darkness will be coming out to play with the light. These shadows are important, they are a part of us and necessary to maintain the balance of energies along a spectrum. There might be an element of unconscious drives coming to the surface now as we play through this eclipse. Let those impulses be your guide to fun and adventure, things the Leo moon craves.

Let yourself be! Let your heart guide you, right now you can’t go wrong. And let yourself do what this moon is made for-HAVE FUN!

Cheers!

Will

P.s. Used my ephemeris and the handy dandy Buddha Board at the Golden Braid for this post.

Mars in Aries thru 3/9

Hi everyone,

Mars, the planet of passion, drive, and directive will, entered its domicile on 1/27 at 10.39pm MST. I just walked into work at Golden Braid Books and we got to talking about how there was a crazy energy shift on Monday. I think this was it! Aries is the sign associated with personal identity, its motto is “I Am.” So Mars is in its homebase all this month.

Mars was in Pisces from about December 20 through last weekend. He doesn’t like to be in that sign because Pisces is all about letting go of the self to become One with the universe. Mars is all about ME and WHAT I WANT, so that fire has been squelched for the last couple of weeks in the watery sign of the subconscious. This would lead us to feel a sense of sacrificing our personal energy for others-Pisces and its association with the 12th House is often summed up as “Serve or Suffer.” We might have felt like it doesn’t matter what we DO because ‘everything happens for a reason’ or ‘I don’t seem to have a choice, so why bother?’ We might have not been aiming at personal goals as strongly as other times, getting caught up in the deep emotional currents and dreamstate with which Pisces blesses us.

Mars is busting out! We are all of a sudden very aware that we (and everyone else) has a bunch of opinions, and are not afraid to make them known. It seems like what we want (Mars) is tied intrinsically to our perception of ourselves (Aries). So what might have been a simple disagreement a couple of weeks ago becomes a fiery battle of wills because it’s not just our ideas that are being challenged, but ourSELVES. Our will is who we are right now.

This fire is enhanced by Venus, entering Aries this very morning at 8.51am MST. We are fired up! Venus will be going retrograde next month and spending a lot of time in Aries this spring, I’ll have more on that later.

From Monday the 13th onward, Mars will be getting closer and closer to Uranus until the reach conjunction on the 28th. Uranus is the Awakener, it zaps whatever it touches with explosive energy. Uranus breaks out of the mold and refuses to be restrained, it has through its association with the sign of Aquarius a visionary nature. With Mars, the planet of personal will, joining forces with the astrological revolutionary, I think we will be taking the already powerful energy of Mars in its home sign and superboosting it with unpredictable results. This could express as feeling very personally empowered, feeling like we are a little bit invincible. We might also feel this as an external pressure, feeling challenges to our will as this unstable, electric, possibly motivational force. Either way, I think leading up to the end of this month we will be all fired up, and wanting to release that energy in a visceral way (…in bed lol). We won’t be inclined to let things lie, or smooth things over for the sake of a false peace. If we have something to say, we might say it without even thinking. Of course, we might later regret such hastiness, but this energy won’t allow us to contain ourselves. Because what we want is who we are right now.

All the Uranus action will be activating the long-standing T-square of Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn square Jupiter in Libra. I’ve described this in past posts, but basically we are having ‘growing opportunities to connect with others one-on-one’ having a tug-of-war with ‘new ways we are thinking about ourselves as individuals,’ all being challenged with ‘who we are becoming as a whole society.’ This is a time where things are changing with no small amount of struggle, and I think the energy of the next couple of weeks will clarify who we are individually and recharge the batteries of what we want out of what is going on in the world around us. Depending on how you handle conflict, this might make things more challenging. If you take things personal, which this will make us want to do, we might be more inclined to fight or come into conflict with others opposing us. In any case, we will be full of fire.

Feel the fire, baby! Use it.

Cheers,

Will

P.S. Used my ephemeris for the dates and the Buddha Board at Golden Braid to make the image, along with some instafilters:)

New Moon in Aquarius 1/27

Hi y’all,

The new moon lands at 8 degrees Aquarius tonight at 5.07pm MST. The new moon is the conjunction of the Sun and Moon, meaning they are both at the same point. The moon is in the Earth’s shadow and is dark for a few days. This symbolizes that the emotional/subconscious nature is in shadow, not yet illuminated by the conscious light of the Sun. It means we have a more primal energy, a more raw state that gives birth to a new energy, culminating with the full moon in Leo on February 10.

Aquarius is all about connection to the collective. How we maintain individuality and yet identify with groups of people. If it’s opposite sign of Leo is all about personal power and creativity, Aquarius is about people power and dreaming. Leo is ruled by our close-up star, the Sun. Aquarius is the far-off star, associated with clairvoyancy and vision. Traditionally ruled by Saturn, in modern astrology ruled by Uranus, Aquarius breaks the mold. It’s like the concept of genetic variance. If a gene pool is too shallow, it’s not good for the population. Aquarius comes in and gives us the alterations we need to keep the line moving into the future. The farsight of the Aquarian nature is ahead of its time. They have their finger on the future pulse, with their far-out knowledge directly sourced from somewhere else in the universe. Aliens, maybe? Who knows.

This moon cycle will have us thinking about how we fit into the collective. Over the next couple of days, it’s better to lay low and make plans to be carried out around the full moon. Are we contributing to what’s going on around us, or are we separate from it? Are we fulfilled in the roles we have in group settings? Are we happy with the identity we’ve cultivated within those roles? The seeds are being planted now.

A couple of things going on in the sky right now that activate this energy in different ways. First, the T-square of Uranus in Aries square Pluto/Mercury in Capricorn square Jupiter in Libra is still going strong. Election fallout, maybe? We are still actively engaged in transforming the public world we live in, and as these planets are generally very slow moving, we’ll be figuring it out for awhile. We are expanding relationships while totally rebelling against the self-image that has been brought into focus recently. Surprisingly, Saturn’s placement in Sagittarius right now is offering relief to this T-square. This means that having a solid, grounded understanding of the philosophies that rule your life can provide relief to the attention/stress caused by the T-square. After the last couple months, Saturn and it’s sextile to Jupiter in Libra is encouraging us to remain calm in the storm, reminding that Saturn lessons are hard but ultimately here for our growth.

Luckily! Mercury exits the shadow zone of the Retrograde in Capricorn today (think I listed it as leaving on the 29th, but that’s wrong). There’s been a LOT of Big-Picture Life Planning going on, everyone has had an intense drive to figure out long term goals over the last month. Well, starting today we get to move forward on a lot of the issues we’ve been dealing with, breaking into new territory after what seems like months of rigamarole. Mercury will be passing over Pluto again in a few days, and we’ll have more chances to transform and meet our struggles with power through communication. The difference now is that we will be able to move on rather than be stuck in a quagmire. Go get em!

In the next week or so, both Venus and Mars will be moving from the sign of Pisces to the sign of Aries. This indicates to me that we’ve been in a bit of a dream state, feeling unusually immersed in our subconscious/dreamstate. When they are both fired up in Aries, I expect we’ll feel more into ourselves. It will definitely increase aggression, in terms of objectives, knowing what you want and how to get it. These planets in Aries could also have us feeling more ‘selfish.’ Which is fine, unless you forget the interests of others while you’re getting yours. And when I say get yours, I mean get ready for some sensual times. I’ll write more about both of these events, including the upcoming Venus Retrograde. So! We’ve been all up in our dreamy selves, serving others, connecting to the universe. Now we’ll be connecting with our own damn selves.

Use the energy of this moon cycle to recharge your group energy. Friends, contacts, networks are all of tantamount importance at this time. Many times, we define ourselves through our interactions with others. This Aquarius energy emphasizes that. No man is an island, and we’ll be very aware of that now. Aquarius is also the sign of hopes and dreams, so now is the time to plant as many seeds as possible. How are you fertilizing these seeds? How are you cultivating each step toward your goals? Are you taking action every day to reach that far-off star? Any actions in that direction will take you far.

Cheers!

Will

P.S. Used my ephemeris for the dates, the Buddha Board at Golden Braid Books to draw the image, and probably excerpts of SEXTROLOGY by Starsky and Cox.

 

Hey y’all,

Sun into Aquarius this afternoon. Got the date from my ephemeris, and got the image from: http://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/the-constellation-of-aquarius-the-water-bearer-marc-ward.jpg

Cheers,

Will

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