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).

Jupiter square Neptune: The final bow under the Pisces Full Moon

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One of the more significant planetary cycles of 2019 is a powerful square (90 degree) dynamic between Jupiter and Neptune.  Jupiter and Neptune are connected through their mutual rulership of the sign Pisces:  Jupiter is the traditional ruler and Neptune the modern ruler of Pisces. Jupiter and Neptune share an expansive view of the world, and a desire to bring true meaning into our lives.  However, Jupiter’s focus is more on the expansion of the Self through a pursuit of meaning and Truth whereas Neptune’s role is to inspire us to break free of the boundaries of the limitations of this material world and the individual Self.

Because Jupiter and Neptune are natural allies, even the stressful aspects like the square can bring about a swell of creativity and bliss.   Jupiter’s expansive and buoyant nature gives a boost to Neptune’s inspiration to expand the inner spiritual heart.  The only danger here is that Jupiter is especially powerful in the other sign which it rules: Sagittarius, and Neptune is in Pisces, the sign co-ruled by Jupiter and Neptune.  All of this magic and bliss and creativity and inspiration is wonderful for writers, musicians, artists – anyone practicing in a creative field or exploring spirituality.  It is less wonderful for keeping our feet on the ground and making sensible decisions.

This cycle began in January of 2019, with a second phase in June.  The two planets are now making their final dance on September 22nd.  Throughout this entire period some of us may have been blanketed under a veil of illusion or confusion which may have made it difficult to find our way forward, especially if our personal charts were affected (with planets in our natal charts […]

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By |2019-09-10T07:27:22-04:00September 10th, 2019|Planetary cycles|3 Comments

Planetary news this week: Earth abounds, and a Pisces Full Moon

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This week we have two stelliums (groupings of planets) in Earth signs forming a trine to each other.  This is generally a very favorable planetary condition since the Earth planets can work together to support and foster stability.  We have four planets in Virgo, including the Sun/Mercury/Mars conjunction that culminated on September 3rd and is weakening as the planets separate.  Virgo is primarily concerned with the details of life that need to be attended to when we live in a human body, making this a great time overall to take care of ourselves as I wrote in last week’s post about the New Moon in Virgo.

At the same time we have Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, the sign of material success.  Saturn is a personal planet and one that motivates us to improve by reminding us that we’re not yet perfect.  Pluto is a transpersonal planet that inspires us to embrace the necessity of change where change becomes necessary.  Saturn and Pluto are linked right now (and have been for the past several months) by the South Node of the Past.  With Pluto relatively stationary right now as it waits to turn direct on October 3rd, anything from the past that stands in the way of our soul’s progress could emerge for the purpose of letting it go and releasing any stuck energy in the process.

Saturn is harmonizing with all of the Virgo planets this week and since Saturn loves a good plan, and Virgo motivates us to make one, this could be an excellent time to focus on what you would like to bring into your life and create a practical strategy to bring your wishes […]

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By |2019-09-09T15:23:42-04:00September 9th, 2019|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Sunday poetry: The Way Under the Way

The Way Under the Way

For all that has been written,
for all that has been read, we
are led to this instant where one
of us will speak and one of us will
listen, as if no one has ever placed
an oar into that water.

It doesn’t matter how we come
to this. We may jump to it or be
worn to it. Because of great pain.
Or a sudden raw feeling that this
is all very real. It may happen in a
parking lot when we break the eggs
in the rain. Or watching each other
in our grief.

But here we will come. With very
little left in the way.

When we meet like this, I may not
have the words, so let me say it now:
Nothing compares to the sensation
of being alive in the company of
another. It is God breathing on
the embers of our soul.

Stripped of causes and plans
and things to strive for,
I have discovered everything
I could need or ask for
is right here—
in flawed abundance.

We cannot eliminate hunger,
but we can feed each other.
We cannot eliminate loneliness,
but we can hold each other.
We cannot eliminate pain,
but we can live a life
of compassion.

we are small living things
awakened in the stream,
not gods who carve out rivers.

Like human fish,
we are asked to experience
meaning in the life that moves
through the gill of our heart.

There is nothing to do
and nowhere to go.
Accepting this,
we can do everything
and go anywhere.

Mark Nepo

We are still in Virgo Season, nestling into the small details of our lives and our spiritual journey.  The natural world beckons to […]

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By |2019-09-08T08:39:41-04:00September 8th, 2019|Inspiration|3 Comments

Was Jesus a family man?

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This article has been updated from an earlier post.  A few years ago Titanic director James Cameron produced a documentary connecting ossuaries found in a tomb in Talpiot Israel to the family of Jesus of Nazareth.  The eruption into mass consciousness of questions about the life of Jesus corresponded nicely with Pluto’s final travel through Sagittarius before entering Capricorn in 2008. Pluto creates chaos and upheaval in whatever sign it moves through, and one of the areas ruled over by Sagittarius is the concept of shared ideologies and belief systems that constitute religion.

Pluto also reveals secrets, and one of the biggest mysteries in our world today concerns what actually happened in Jerusalem 2000 years ago. Scriptures have been retranslated and edited over the last 2000 years in order to fit the theological fashion of the day, and there is little actual contemporaneous history to support the stories that we find in the New Testament.

Long before the book The DaVinci Code, my reading had convinced me that Jesus and Mary of Magdala would have had to be married. Jesus was a nice Jewish boy and a rabbi, and as a Jewish boy with a Jewish mother he would have been under enormous pressure to be married. The whole concept of celibacy among priests did not become a rule until the early fourth century CE; previous to that time the first pope, St. Peter, is known to have been a married man and subsequent popes and bishops were married, many with children. This became a problem as the early church began amassing property since children become heirs and inherited the priestly property. It was only after the early fourth century that […]

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By |2019-08-27T11:16:17-04:00September 5th, 2019|Religion|7 Comments

Musings on autism and astrology: 2019 edition

A reader recently sent me a thesis he wrote about correlations between astrology and autism.  As many of you know, this is an area of interest to me and I have written on this before (the archive of autism posts can be found here). My reader quoted a few different sources which seem to correlate the synastry (comparison) between the chart of mothers and autistic subjects, such as the discussion in Elsa’s forum here. I responded to this idea with these thoughts:

I’m not so sure that you can draw a connection to autism via a lack of connection to the mother. It’s the old nature vs nurture argument. My personal belief (I am not a scientist in the field but since it doesn’t seem as though anyone knows I guess I can express an opinion based on years of astrological analysis) is that since we are born with certain charts, and our experiences echo that chart, that we pretty much come into this life fully formed and then magnetize the experiences that reflect the chart.

I’ve done a lot of work with families and the synastry between parents and children, and even siblings, is always revelatory. Those connections explain so much about the relationships between family members and are very valuable in understanding family dynamics. However, I’m not convinced that the synastry between mother and child is significant or that there are repeating patterns that can be relied upon. Also, in comparing the charts of the subject with the mother, you’re suggesting that it’s the relationship with the mother that causes the autism in the subject. And in arguing this point I’m not arguing the […]

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By |2019-09-04T09:51:15-04:00September 4th, 2019|Health & Healing|20 Comments