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).

Astrological forecast including Mercury retrograde: February 25-March 3, 2019

astrology forecastPrefer video?  Link is below.  This week we prepare for the first retrograde turn of Mercury for the year.  (If this is a new or forgotten concept for you please visit this article which will give you all the information you need.)   Mercury is associated with the mind and communication, and retrograde periods are important times for reflection and re-assessment and are not typically well-suited for  beginning something new.  They can sometimes be ideal for surgery to remove or repair, but it’s generally a good idea to avoid signing contracts during Mercury retrograde periods.

We also sometimes find communication and equipment glitches during Mercury retrograde times.  Mistaken appointment times, errors in calendar items, incorrect billing – these are all normal when Mercury is retrograde.  There is a brief “shadow period” before and after the actual retrograde (March 5th through 28th) during which the movement of Mercury slows down before changing direction during which we sometimes see the retrograde effects as well.

Mercury turns retrograde at the last degree of Pisces, stimulating the imagination and our yearning for an experience of soul.  For much of its retrograde passage Mercury will travel in tandem with Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces which will enhance and amplify the magical and dreamy qualities but also potentially the more negative Neptune/Pisces qualities of confusion and illusion.  Mercury will also be influenced by Venus during the last part of the retrograde, assisting our creativity to blossom and unfold with great potency.

The 27th brings some positive solar energy and activation, but on the 28th, the last day of the month, you will want to make an extra effort to take care of yourself as on that day it is possible to keep going […]

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By |2019-02-28T11:16:13-04:00February 25th, 2019|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Planetary news this week! Virgo Supermoon and astrological forecast February 18-25th, 2019

horoscopesThe planets are pretty earthy right now which can help us to find our feet in the ever-changing unfolding of experiences of life.  Not everyone loves the experience of stability and security and a realm of practicality where every decision matters, but as we cycle through the realms of intellect and thought (air), motivation and desire (fire), emotions and feelings (water) it’s helpful to have that earthy period to allow everything to settle and stabilize.

Mars (drive and motivation) just moved into Taurus last week and will be traveling through that sign until March 31st.  In the security-oriented earthy sign of Taurus, Mars doesn’t like change and since Mercury will be turning retrograde in March, the upcoming weeks will not be the best times for big changes.  In Taurus Mars encourages us to explore the pleasures of  being in a body – sensuality, taste, living in nature, planting and nurturing the seeds of life.

We also have Venus (love and aesthetics) in another earth sign, Capricorn, until March 1st and for much of that time it will be interacting with Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler (a conjunction of Venus to Saturn culminates on the 18th).  Formalizing our relationships, making commitments, spending time alone, saving our money and becoming more practical with finances and saving for the future – all of these trends occur under this planetary combination.  As Venus moves closer to transformational Pluto on the 22nd we are likely to see all human interaction intensify and become more passionate and intense.

Chiron moves back into Aries on the 18th.  Chiron first entered Aries in April of 2018, then retrograded back into Pisces in September. Because of Chiron’s elliptical orbit, it spends more time in Aries than in any other sign (and the second […]

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By |2019-02-18T16:06:33-04:00February 18th, 2019|Planetary news this week|4 Comments

The astrology of Alexander McQueen

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I just watched the documentary McQueen about fashion designer Alexander McQueen on Netflix and was struck by both his exceptional genius and his turbulent personal life and apparently fragile psyche.

McQueen was born on March 17, 1969.  (Geeky astrological details: Astro.com has provided a birth time of 10:45 am but this is not an accurate birth time – apparently his mother is quoted as having said his time of birth was sometime between 9:30 and midnight.  The ascendant is the most visible piece of an astrological chart since it reflects the persona and the style of living.  9:30 pm puts Libra on the ascendant which doesn’t really makes sense with the penchant McQueen seemed to have for digging up the dark underbelly of the psyche and expressing it through fashion.  That is much more Scorpionic which would be reflected by a later birth time.  A Libra ascendant would have been much more driven towards creating beautiful and harmonious art whereas McQueen sought to horrify and disquiet his audience. “I use things that people want to hide in their heads. War, religion, sex; things we all think about, but don’t bring to the forefront. But I do and I force them to watch it.”)

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In any case, McQueen was born under the Pisces Sun, and his Moon was also in Pisces.  This was not a New Moon since the Moon was slightly behind the Sun where it is in the balsamic, or Dark Moon phase – a closing of the karmic cycle that requires lessons to be learned and a type of completion.  That this path was to be a difficult one is shown by the exact opposition of Pluto, planet of power and […]

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By |2019-02-14T15:00:25-04:00February 12th, 2019|Death, People|4 Comments
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