Lynn Hayes

About Lynn Hayes

Lynn Hayes has been a practicing astrological consultant in beautiful North Carolina for over 30 years, working with clients all over the world both in person and by phone. She focuses on therapeutic and healing approaches which encourage greater empowerment and personal growth. She is available for personal consultations (see the readings tab on this website).

Sunday Poetry for Australia

Photo from Kenny Teo on Flickr

This beautiful paean of love and hope comes from David Whyte.  Although he has dedicated the poem to Australia for its current trauma, I feel that we can all draw a great deal of wisdom and comfort for our own lives as we moves through the days and in our yearning to make sense of it all.


AUSTRALIA

The light has come to find you again, even on the far side
of the waking world, look inland and you catch the dark
interior core of what only looks like an empty centre,
look outward and you see the tidal run of ocean stretching
forever from the shore on which you stand, above all
and across both, newness and the unimaginably ancient,
singing together, and then everywhere, light painted on light,
in the sky, on the ground and in the faces of those looking
not at you but through you, to the beckoning horizon,
to the pale night of a southern sapphire sky, or even beneath you,
through the dust of the endless earth, to the dream-time
in the mind’s eye of what has happened and what is about
to happen, even in the crowded cities, even on the endless coast,
even in the beautiful interior desolations that never grew a single tree,
we feel it when we hear the growing whisper of rain feeding
the parched ground, or in the inward growth that makes
what has been hidden begin to show its face in the world,
the unspoken sense, not of being free now, but the anticipation
of being allowed into something deeper, further, beyond our living
in the everyday, into the beckoning endless land, into the blue-hilled
horizon, into the oceans mounting roar, an unspoken
and indescribable freedom just about to happen, reaching
for that fatal shore, […]

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By |2020-01-19T08:04:59-05:00January 19th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

Kids say the darndest things, explained by astrology

In this hilarious article a NY teacher collected funny things her students said and posted them on Instagram. I decided to make this a teaching moment by taking some of the funniest ones and creating an imaginary astrological profile!  Enjoy.  😀

“I’m just going to put all the boys that want to marry me in a line and do eenie meenie miney mo.” Chloe, 4 years old.
– Sun in Aries, Venus in Libra, Mars in Scorpio

“I’m happy on the inside, I just don’t want to talk about it.”  anonymous, 5 years old.
– Saturn conjunct Taurus Sun

“If I don’t eat my snack right now I don’t think I’m going to make it.” anonymous, 6 years old.
– 
Sun, Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter in Cancer square Ceres in Capricorn

“I can’t swim today, I just got a haircut.” anonymous, 5 years old
– stellium of six planets in Libra

“He looked at me so he’s my boyfriend.”  Opal, 5 years old.
– Sun, Mars and Venus in Scorpio with Aries rising

“I’m afraid of school because I’m allergic to people. Kai, 5 years old.
– Sun/Ascendant in Pisces conjunct Saturn

“Why does it have to be called a question Mark? Why can’t it be called a question David?” David, 5 years old.
– Gemini Sun with Leo rising

“Sweatshirt, that’s not a present!”  anonymous, 3 years old.
– Sun in Capricorn, Libra rising and Aries Moon. 

“I don’t know what it is, but every time boys look in my eyes they fall in love with me.” Moselle, 6 years old.
– Libra rising and Venus in Libra, Scorpio Moon

“I need a break from my feelings right now.” Enya, 7 years old
– Virgo Sun with Moon conjunct Jupiter in Pisces. 

“I don’t need to learn to type.  I’ll just be signing autographs when I grow up.” anonymous, 10 years old.
– Leo Sun, Leo […]

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By |2020-01-18T14:47:59-05:00January 18th, 2020|Astrology, Life|0 Comments

Live-in relationships and the sixth house

sixth houseEvery Friday I dig into the archives for something interesting to share with you. This post has been updated from an earlier article.

A great article from Jeffrey Kishner illustrates the flexibility of house rulership in the astrological world of symbols.  It’s easy when we’re studying astrology to become rigid about certain things, like house rulers.  For example, we tend to always put relationships in the seventh house of marriage and partnership.  But relationships can fall under quite a few houses:  casual romances in the fifth house, making a home together in the fourth, sexual intimacy and joint financial ventures in the eighth, creating a business together in the tenth, and developing a solid friendship in the eleventh.

But when we’re living with someone else, the mundane realities that we find in the sixth house come into play.  As Jeff writes:

So much of a long-term relationship is the sharing of life on a day-to-day basis. The mundane, daily activities — grocery shopping, fixing up the house or apartment, taking the kids to soccer, reading the paper — are 6th house activities. They’re routine.

The routine can be comforting — it is often what draws people into relationships (e.g., “I want someone with whom I can share my bed every night”) — but it can also be stifling. Perhaps the question of whether an affair is “real” is whether this relationship can survive the 6th house experience. If you leave your boyfriend/husband for your lover and move in together, the habits might be different, but this is also when many of his flaws become apparent — those habits that annoy you.

The little details can be endearing, or they can drive you crazy.

Of course, you don’t have to live together […]

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By |2020-01-16T18:31:46-05:00January 17th, 2020|Life, Relationships|2 Comments

Planetary news this week: The pressure releases

For me, the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn has felt like a vise of intense energy, putting on the squeeze until I finally let go.  For others, there have been life difficulties and changes such as Meghan Markle, whose chart is personally affected by the eclipse and the conjunction falling right on her ascendant, the need for change has been extreme.

As I have written before, events that occur during a conjunction of Saturn and Pluto usually leave a lasting effect and we may not know what that effect is until much later.  This conjunction has been particularly intense because of last week’s eclipse, and on Monday January 13th the Sun and Ceres line up exactly with Saturn and Pluto.  The presence of Ceres, the goddess of the nourishment of the Earth, suggests that our relationship to the Earth, including issues of population and climate change, is a critical piece of this Saturn/Pluto drama.  The intensity of the pressure of Saturn and Pluto will begin to fade, but the difficult questions and hard choices are likely to linger for at least another week or two.

The presence of the new planet Eris is likely to be significant too.  Eris represents discord – like the golden apple which started the Trojan War, Eris seems to represent the small events which create lasting chaos and transformation.  Eris is currently within a degree from an exact square to Saturn and Pluto, and as the Sun, Mercury and Ceres move through the degrees of that exact square to Eris these planets “translate” the alignment between Eris, Saturn and Pluto.  Continued chaos is likely, and on January 16th the square between Saturn and Eris […]

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By |2020-01-13T08:29:20-05:00January 13th, 2020|Planetary news this week|4 Comments

Sunday inspiration for difficult times under Saturn and Pluto

Today’s post comes on the day when Saturn and Pluto make their exact alignment in the sky.  So far it’s not as bad as I feared – the financial markets haven’t collapsed and it looks like war in the Middle East has been averted, for the time being.  Yes, the Monarchy in Britain is about to break apart along with Brexit, and many of my friends, clients and colleagues are experiencing difficulties in their lives, but somehow the world keeps turning.

Ronnie Grisham, editor of Dell Horoscope magazine which just ceased publication, posted this on Facebook and I wanted to share it with you today.


If you also feel as if a big chapter in your life has closed, know you’re not alone. We’re in this together, along with millions of others who have lost their footholds on old systems and structures they used to be able to count on as we negotiate the threshold of a stark new era.

This path is not for the faint of heart. If you haven’t collapsed, people around you have. The battlefield is strewn with fallen comrades, broken regimes, and deconstructed institutions. But there’s no turning back now. There’s nothing to turn back to. The gateway is here. This is sacred territory. We are doulas to our own deaths and midwives to our new selves; to our awakening. Gone are safety nets, floorboards under our feet, blindfolds to reality; fears surface, shadows are revealed, restrictions become unbearable—this is the breakout/breakthrough moment!

But real life is hard as the king planets Saturn and Pluto meet in super-conjunction under a Cancer Eclipse and trickster Uranus’ shockwave station. In these dark times there’s an inclination to lean into the world’s troubles, to crash against […]

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By |2020-01-12T09:12:44-05:00January 12th, 2020|Inspiration|5 Comments