Astrological Musings

From the advice column: Why have the past few years been so hard?

astrological adviceQ:  

For the past 5 years, my life has had SO many problems – life and health.  Almost as if the Universe keeps saying – “But wait – am throwing THIS in your lifepath – let’s see how you handle this one.”

Financial (bankruptcy in 2013), relationships strains, and a lot of health issues/problems – 5 surgeries in different parts of my body in 5 years and just got thrown another two more that I will have to deal with in the very near future – (the plethora of medical expenses are greatly affecting our finances)  

I am a good person – caring, compassionate, helpful and kind; I take care of myself – exercise, eat right and organic, no drinking, drugs and a glass or two of red wine a week –

What is it in my chart that is causing all of this and when will this start easing up?  Or, am I instead of looking at my ‘golden years’ going be be looking at my ‘lead years’?


A:

Although you say that  things have been particularly difficult in the past five years, I suspect that your life has not been easy in general.  Your chart shows an optimistic ascendant and Moon, both in Sagittarius, but difficult Saturn is putting pressure on your Sun, and Pluto (intense transformation) is a part of that dynamic as well.   Saturn and Pluto are the astrological heavyweights, so when they both conflict with the Sun it generally suggests a life where things are difficult and intense, but also very transformative.

Saturn is the apex of a “Yod” – a “finger of fate” aspect in your chart, which echoes the importance of Saturn in the chart.  Saturn is a difficult ally – he puts obstacles […]

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By | 2018-08-11T08:17:25+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Advice|1 Comment

How to use summer’s final eclipse at the Leo New Moon

August 11 solar eclipsephoto from Flickr.  On August 11 we will experience the last in a series of three summer eclipses at the Leo New Moon.  This is not a particularly powerful eclipse astronomically as it is a partial eclipse.  It’s also not as powerful an eclipse astrologically since the lunar nodes, the points in the sky which turn a New Moon into a solar eclipse, will be thirteen degrees away from the lunation unlike the July 27th solar eclipse in which the nodes were very close to the Full Moon.

Still, this is a SuperMoon New Moon, just as the July 13th eclipse was a SuperMoon New Moon (™Richard Nolle), meaning the Moon is closer to the earth than at other times.  This intensifies the qualities of the New Moon AND the solar eclipse as the lunar effect is more directly personal.

This Super New Moon is in Leo, the sign of the creative Self.  In a solar eclipse, the instincts and needs of the Moon eclipse, or overcome, the conscious motivations of the Sun.  However, both Sun and Moon are in the same sign, aligned and yoked together in partnership to assist us in forging a new beginning of the lunar cycle – in the case of Leo, a new beginning in finding the light and majesty of our True Selves.

Many aspects of our lives may have been stalled during the past few months with Mars in retrograde motion, followed by Mercury retrograde.  Mercury is lined up with the Sun and Moon at this eclipse, waking up the brain and the mind and helping us with improved communication and language skills. Proper use of the mental realm and communication is an […]

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By | 2018-08-09T19:11:09+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Moon|1 Comment

Commenting on the Lions Gate 8:8 Portal

SiriusA client sent me this article last week about the “Lions Gate Portal.”   Reports of the a cosmic portal that opens on 8/8 began circulating on the internet in 2015.  I have hopes of a cosmic awakening as much as the next red blooded new age person, and certainly there is a lot to learn from numerology (8 being the number of transformation), but when these writers claim that this is an astrological phenomenon that’s a different matter entirely.

There is some astrology involved, but it is a little confused.

Supercharged Energy Shifts—8:8 Lion’s Gate—Opens July 26 to August 11

Cosmic energy has been amplified and has felt immensely intense for some weeks now—and many people are feeling exhausted, wondering how much more they can handle. [Lynn’s note: This is certainly true, but primarily due to the intense eclipse energy as well as the Mars Max cycle as described by Richard Nolle which is peaking now.]

This high frequency energy is on a pivot that peaks on the 8th of August during the sun’s passage through the Leo constellation of the zodiac, [Lynn’s note:  August 8th is the astrological midpoint of Leo which corresponds to the cross-quarter holidays of the ancient Celtic wheel of the year.  The “heliacal rising” of Sirius, when Sirius rises at dawn,  is roughly between July 3 and August 11thdue to a connection between the star Sirius, the Great Central Sun, Earth’s sun, Earth’s grid point, Orien’s [sic] Belt, and the the Great Pyramid of Giza.  [This article doesn’t define this “connection” between the star Sirius and the Earth’s sun, but since the Sun is at 15 Leo and Sirius is currently at 14 Cancer, there is no astrological connection.]Fortunately from there, we […]

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By | 2018-08-07T14:47:33+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Astrology|19 Comments

Sunday inspiration: A kitchen for the soul

To celebrate the opposition from Ceres, representing the abundance of the earth and her ability to nourish us, with Neptune, planet of spirituality and creativity, I offer this beautiful piece from architect Anthony Lawlor.  Photo from this site, and thanks to Beth for the inspiration on Pinterest.

 

Your kitchen is calling. It’s inviting you to engage the magic of transformation by taking the gifts of the earth and cooking them into meals that nourish the depths of your being. To make a kitchen for your soul, you don’t need an expensive remodel. You don’t need new cabinets or industrial strength appliances. All you need is to open your senses to the act of preparing food and the willingness to appreciate the simple miracle being created in the act.

It only takes a moment to shift your kitchen from a storage room for snacks into a place of soulful alchemy. Instead of unconsciously stumbling into your kitchen and grabbing something from the frig, plopping it on a plate and stuffing it in your mouth, try this. Stop, look at where you are and sense the possibilities. The stove is offering fire. The sink is providing water, the refrigerator and cupboards are filled with earthy bounty from the world’s garden. All that’s needed is for you to feel the desire in your belly and allow it to guide you in creating a meal. As you open the doors of the frig or cabinet to select the vegetables, grains and other items, savor the colors, shapes and design of the food. Imagine the fields and orchards they came from and the natural processes of weather and soil that produced them. As you slice and […]

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By | 2018-08-05T07:46:35+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Inspiration|0 Comments

Astrological advice column: Where and when to relocate

astrological adviceIf you have a burning question and need astrological advice here’s where to send it.  Preference will be given for questions that will likely help others as well. 


Q:
We are in the process of selling our home and getting ready to downsize now that the children have scattered all over the world.

My questions to you are the following;

1. How can we best find a location for our next abode that will map to our astrological charts? We will not have unlimited funds and are looking for a place where our retirement income will go the farthest. We currently have children all over the world. We are resident in Switzerland, but find it too expensive with a limited retirement income. We would like to be within a short travel distance from our children, so the Med area and even Eastern Europe are not impossible with airfare today. We also have many close friends in England and siblings in the US.

2. How can we choose the best time to relocate? When we sell, we have built 6 months into the sales contract, so we will have sufficient time to both clear out and pack up a large building while choosing our next location.


A:

astrocartography

In today’s world in which people can live anywhere, finding just the right place to settle can be a daunting task. The practice of astrology can be helpful in just about every area of life and every human problem, which is why I’ve revived the advice column – to demonstrate its usefulness and effectiveness.

Still, when searching for the best place to make your home, I always encourage my clients not to rely on astrological factors (such as Astrocartography […]

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By | 2018-08-04T08:15:39+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Advice|3 Comments
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