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).

Astrological update for the week of December 6, 2021:

This week we really don’t have any major planetary events of any note so it’s a good time to re-center and find your balance going into the holidays.  A little later in the month we have the final-ish phase of the square from Saturn to Uranus, the cycle which has brought so much social crisis, but the two will still be within range of a square aspect throughout 2022 especially in the late summer and early fall so we can’t relax quite yet.  Especially in the United States where we are just going into the US Pluto return.

But that’s another story, and this week with Venus beginning to slow down in preparation for her retrograde turn on December 19th we can take some time to relax and re-discover ways to find pleasure and enjoyment. Under Venus retrograde, relationships can be repaired and re-discovered, and while it’s true that these are not the best times to begin new relationships of any kind. a relationship begun under a retrograde Venus can help us to learn more about ourselves.

In the meantime though, Venus and Pluto are close to a conjunction throughout the week, and this can create some rough waters for relationships and perhaps financial difficulties as Venus represents everything that we value and not just people.  Avoidance of difficulty isn’t always helpful, and if you value personal transformation this is the week to enhance and deepen the bonds of all kinds of liaisons from romantic, to business, to children.

And now, the week ahead. Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, please adjust for your locality. 

Monday December 6.  Mars forms a sextile to Pluto very early in the morning and this aspect (building since Saturday and Sunday) will remain throughout the […]

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By |2021-12-06T08:11:48-05:00December 6th, 2021|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Sunday inspiration: Dharma medicine for compassion and justice

Dakini, the liberating feminine principle

Many of us live in perpetual dismay at the ways in which the world we knew seems to be crumbling away, and this seems to be happening no matter what our political, social or religious beliefs may be.  With more humans on the planet every years, pace and the intensity of social change is likely to increase – an Aquarian theme which is likely to become more prevalent as we move more fully into the Aquarian Age.

It’s tempting to want to cloister ourselves away in a safe place where we can meditate and experience spiritual bliss, and let the pieces of the world fall where there may.  But I really love Jack Kornfield’s idea of “Citizenship as Spiritual Practice.”

More than anything, I believe the world is in need of a spiritual perspective.

Currently we are experiencing suffering in multiple forms. There is a health crisis, an economic crisis, and there is a moral crisis. The pandemic has not only sickened millions, it has highlighted the ongoing systemic injustice of our world. The outpouring of protests after the murder of George Floyd show that after the centuries of racism, violence, and ignorance, they are still painfully widespread today. With all this, our political divisiveness has grown stronger.

How, as spiritual practitioners, do we respond? How do we practice in a complex political world and embody a way toward peace?

The Buddhist teachings of generosity, virtue, loving-kindness, and wisdom offer our world great medicine, so needed in our times. The Buddha’s words on wise society encourage creating communities of mutual respect, care for the vulnerable, and compassion for all. And with this admonition, he offers practices to awaken these qualities, individually and collectively.

This dharma medicine is nonpartisan — […]

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By |2021-12-05T08:28:30-05:00December 5th, 2021|Inspiration|0 Comments

Astrological update for the week of November 29, 2021: A solar eclipse, and some Neptune fog

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This week the big news is Neptune turning direct on December 1 after traveling in apparent retrograde motion since June 2021 (like the other two outer planets, Neptune is retrograde approximately half the year), and the upcoming solar eclipse on December 4th in Sagittarius.

The outer planets work as inspirational forces, and because they move slowly their impact can last for a long time. When a planet is preparing to change direction, its apparent motion from our perspective on Earth slows down to a crawl before stopping as it appears to turn, just like a car doing a U-turn would do.  At these times the influence of the planet is particularly potent, especially if it is hitting a sensitive point in our own chart.  Neptune has been between 20-23 degrees Pisces since February 2021, so if you have planets in this degree range in any of the mutable signs (Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini) you might have been experienced some intense confusion, inspiration, heightened imagination, deeper spiritual connection – all of these are Neptunian experiences that tend to enhance or blur the mundane day to day reality.

This can be a magical time, full of Spirit and wonder, but it can also create some illusion and delusion. In the middle of a pandemic, and with the intensity of the square from Saturn to Uranus creating some conflict and disruption, the desire to escape may be a strong one. Neptune in Pisces is itself connected with the idea of a virus that spreads mysteriously around the world. Neptune will not leave this 20-23 degree box until April after a conjunction to Jupiter in Pisces, which is another whole story of potential spiritual grace mixed with delusion.

In any case, […]

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By |2021-11-30T10:49:01-05:00November 30th, 2021|Planetary news this week|2 Comments

A few astrological thoughts about the Omicron variant

art by Lori Portka

When I sat down to write this week’s forecast this came out instead. Thank you for your patience!

I’d like to say a few words about the new virus variant Omicron. There are a lot of astrologers who are making a variety of astrological connections – this is happening because Neptune is in Pisces. It’s because there was a large grouping of planets in one sign last year.  It’s because there’s a fixed star called Omicron Piscium so this must be fate (it turns out there are lots of Omicron stars that have nothing to do with Pisces, it seems to be a designation of a type of star but I hope someone will correct me if this is wrong).

Some astrologers said there was more optimism when Jupiter sneaked into Pisces earlier this year. Now others are saying the virus will be worse when Jupiter re-enters Pisces.  I think we will know more when Jupiter and Neptune conjoin in Pisces in April 2022.  One thing is for sure, the tightened controls (Saturn in Aquarius) that are being implemented now will certainly exacerbate the reactions against them (Uranus in Taurus) under the final phase of the square from Saturn to Uranus later in December.

Even as someone whose religion is astrology, I do not believe that we can tie every little thing to astrological factors. Many of us did predict some kind of virus when Neptune entered Pisces, including me.  The fact that there are natural cycles that are somewhat predictable in the sense that we have some idea of the type of energies we will be dealing with is very comforting.  Knowing that certain things are possible at certain times, for me, gives […]

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By |2021-11-29T09:54:50-05:00November 29th, 2021|Life|12 Comments

Sunday inspiration: Smiles and kindness go a long way

So says one of my favorite YouTubers: “From a wider perspective, you are related to every single person on this planet, even to those who think differently or look different. Then who are you fighting with? Share smiles and kindness to make our small planet in the universe a better place for all earth dwellers.”

Put aside your worries for a moment and enjoy this moment of happiness.

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By |2021-11-28T12:48:30-05:00November 28th, 2021|Planetary cycles, Uncategorized|4 Comments
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