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).

Friday repost: Spirit and Fate in the astrological chart

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

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The ancient Greek term “daemon” has come a long way from its original meaning as guardian, guide or higher self,.  The term “demon” gained a malevolent bent in the early books of the Old Testament as nasty creatures who caused disease and plagues, and in the New Testament, they were considered to be angels who had fallen from grace and turned to the dark side.

For Plato, the daemon or guiding spirit was chosen by the soul before each incarnation. For most people the daemon was thought to be an unconscious guiding force, but the occasional enlightened beings were said to be able to communicate with their daemon. In ancient Egyptian astrology, the daemon was said to be symbolized by the Sun sign. Iamblicus, student and teacher of ancient mysteries (280-330 CE) wrote: “”For whether these arts are knowable or beyond comprehension, yet the aura or emanation from the stars brings the daemon to us, whether we ourselves are cognizant of it or not.” These ancient sages wrote before the age of monotheism limited the role of the divine in the lives of men and women, and offered a more personal concept of deity.

The question of fate versus free will is an ancient one, and astrology has been used for thousands of years to determine one’s fate and thereby avoid the painful process of self-discovery. Until the emergence of the outer, or transpersonal planets over the past few centuries, Eastern and Western schools of astrology all taught that one’s fate was preordained by the stars and […]

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By |2020-01-16T18:29:33-05:00January 10th, 2020|Life|1 Comment

The astrological importance of the January 10th eclipse

A lunar eclipse in Cancer on January 10th will add a particularly big wallop to the astrological energies that we are facing this week (read more about that here).  On the 12th we have a rare alignment between Saturn, planet of tests and challenges, to Pluto, planet of destruction and regeneration.  This conjunction takes place in the sign of Capricorn – the sign under which we learn to master the material world through hard work, discipline, and achievement.  This is a cycle that only occurs every 30-38 years, and it is associated with challenging circumstances that test us but eventually bring about a seismic change in the foundations upon which we build our lives.

A lunar eclipse occurs at the time of the Full Moon, when the Moon is opposite the Sun and the Earth’s shadow falls upon the Moon.  This can only happen when the Moon and Sun are within fifteen degrees from the lunar nodes, the point at which the Moon’s orbit intersects with the orbit of the Sun.  The lunar nodes are considered to be points of fate and destiny, with the North Node representing the future, and the South Node representing the past.  This is why eclipses are often thought to be connected with events that are fated in some way.

This particular eclipse falls on the axis of Cancer and Capricorn, the polarity between the softness and vulnerability of feelings (Cancer) and the hard cold reality of Capricorn. .  Under the influence of this polarity we are often faced with a choice or decision between our emotional world (Cancer) and the practical needs of a life in the world (Capricorn).  Because the Moon is full, emotions are heightened anyway and […]

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By |2020-01-07T17:10:30-05:00January 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Important planetary news this week: The conjunction of Saturn to Pluto, a contraction of major proportions

Image result for the only house standing in mexico beachThe best thing that can be said about the upcoming conjunction of Saturn to Pluto is that the exact alignment only occurs one time.  Saturn is a personal planet and operates in the personal realm, challenging us to face our responsibilities and work diligently towards our goals and often testing us in various ways to increase our emotional and physical endurance.  Pluto is a transpersonal planet; its influence can be more ruthless in its pressure to create and support personal transformation.  Saturn makes things hard, Pluto can break us or make us.  When the two planets come together in a conjunction, every 32-40 years or so, there is a realignment in the very fabric of reality as Pluto destroys and rebuilds the structures for which Saturn is typically responsible.  This particular conjunction is in the sign of Capricorn, Saturn’s own sign and the sign which energizes the building of strong foundations to foster material success.

Income Gains Widely Shared in Early Postwar Decades - But Not Since Then Saturn and Pluto last came together in a conjunction in 1982 in the sign of Libra. Libra is commonly considered the sign concerned with relationship, and that is true, but it is ruled by Venus and Venus is associated with wealth and money, as well as luxury and comfort.  This conjunction of Saturn to Pluto marked the beginning of the vast increase in the wealth of the top 5%, resulting in the concentration of wealth that we see today.

Saturn and Pluto last conjoined at 4 degrees Capricorn in 1518, so you can see that this is not a common occurrence.  Pluto had just finished its travel […]

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By |2020-01-06T09:58:17-05:00January 6th, 2020|Planetary cycles, Planetary news this week|4 Comments

Sunday inspiration: Special advice from Ram Dass

As many of you know, Ram Dass (formerly Richard Alpert) died on December 22, 2019.  Ram Dass was a sacred spiritual teacher to many of us who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s.  This typed letter was found among his belongings about a year before his death.  I find it moving and inspirational, and hope you do too.


TAKE MY ADVICE

Art by Angi Sullins and Silas Toball

Don’t sell yourself short by thinking you are only your body or your personality, no matter how intriguing and dramatic they may be. For behind them, there lies a more profound part of your true self. Call it ‘spiritual’ or call it ‘higher consciousness’… call it what you will, but… Call it!

One of the doorways to that higher self is through the cultivation of your intuitive wisdom. As you learn to listen to and trust your intuition, you will find a quiet place in the heart of your being that is wise and can guide your actions. One of the things it will remind you of is your interconnectedness to all things. And out of that appreciation will spontaneously arise compassion for those who suffer; for the earth, and for all living things.

When that happens, don’t be overwhelmed by the suffering you see, by the darkness that exists in the human condition. True, there is much of it. But so, too, is there much caring and compassion in the world. Mahatma Gandhi said, “What you do may seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” It is important for yourself, as well as for the balances in the world. As you let your compassion guide […]

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By |2020-01-05T08:09:44-05:00January 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Friday repost: The passage from past to future

photo by Roland Novitsky

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

For many, the first day of a new year is a day like any other, and to think otherwise is just a trick of the calendar. But a magical life is filled with symbols and meaning, and the passage through the doorway into a new year can be filled with the magic of transformation.

The Romans celebrated the first day of the year as a festival to Janus, their god of gates, doors, beginnings and endings. They named the month of January after him, and portrayed him with two faces: one looking back and one looking forward. Janus presided over transition from past to future, the passage from childhood to adulthood and into old age. One of his faces was often portrayed clean-shaven with the other bearded.

Gates and doors are both portals from one experience to another. We enter through a gate and leave a part of ourselves behind; we enter the world of the unknown when we transition from one phase to another. Sometimes we seek change, sometimes we embrace it. Other times we fight it – holding on to the past for dear life. However we approach change it is, of course, inevitable. No matter how hard we wish for the day to remain, the night will come – followed by the next day of new beginnings.

I have spent a lifetime co-creating my own future, and helping others to improve their lives through a process of healing and creative visualization, a process I call Visioncrafting. Each goal that was achieved open a […]

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By |2020-01-03T12:13:03-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments