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).

Planetary news this week: Mars turns direct and the Moon sings

Astrological update for the week of January 9-16, 2023

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This week we are in the waning phase of the Moon, just after the fullness of last week’s Full Moon and heading towards the second of three Super New Moons in a row. This is an interesting time of letting go as the Moon wanes, but also building anticipation as we move into a Super New Moon, a time when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth.

Throughout the month of January there are no major planetary alignments, so the smaller planets have a bigger story and will have a say in what is released this week as the Moon continues to wane, and in what is created at the New Moon on the 21st.

Mars turns direct. Mars, planet of action and desire, has been particularly troublesome while retrograde in Mercury-ruled Gemini and the double whammy with Mercury retrograde has wreaked havoc on communication (the botched election for the U.S. House Speaker is a good example!).  Mars is stationary as it prepares to change direction, and Mercury will turn direct on the 18th so they are both prominent in the sky in anticipation of the direction change.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store for us this week. (Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, here is a time zone converter to adjust for your locality.)

Monday January 9. As the week begins, the Moon is still in the sunny sign of Leo where we are motivated to look for bits of sunlight in the midst of any darkness or drama that we find ourselves in. A Mercury/Uranus aspect lingers from Sunday to help us […]

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By |2023-01-09T08:28:25-05:00January 9th, 2023|Planetary news this week|1 Comment

Sunday inspiration: The meaning of heart power

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I often find myself struggling with a word for the kind of empowerment that brings us into complete and total alignment with our best selves – the highest expression of our incarnation, and the person that we most long to be. Pluto is the planet that represents this drive towards empowerment which differs from willfulness and drive as described by Mars. Under Pluto we face a higher form of Will and the elevation of consciousness through a deep connection within.

The word “power” doesn’t speak to this really, and despite the many synonyms for the word “power” there’s not one that accurately describes this kind of authentic reclamation of Self. Maybe we could call it “heart power.” In my own world right now transiting Saturn is opposite my natal Pluto/Moon conjunction and squaring Venus, so these issues are very much at the forefront of my awareness. I found this paragraph from Jeff Brown very clarifying and perhaps you will too. ❤️

We are powerful beyond measure, and so deeply vulnerable at the same time. This may seem like a dichotomy, but it isn’t. We have misunderstood real power. It has been something assertive, non-surrendering, pushing on through. This is not real power. This is simply willfulness. Real power is something else- receptivity, openness, the courage to keep your heart open on the darkest of days, the strength to feel it all even when the odds are stacked against you. Real power is showing up with your heart on your sleeve and absolutely refusing to waste one moment of your life hidden behind edginess and armor.

~ Jeff Brown

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By |2023-01-08T08:02:42-05:00January 8th, 2023|Inspiration|0 Comments

Planetary news this week: The first Full Moon of the year

Astrological update for the week of January 2-9, 2023

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Well folks, we made it to 2023: the year everything will change (see this post for more details if you missed it), and the portal to the door of change will begin at the Aquarius New Moon later in the month. Read on to know more!

Mercury is still retrograde and will not turn direct until later this month. In fact, the conjunction of the Sun to Mercury later this weeks marks the midpoint of that cycle. Mercury represents the mind and the processing of information, and it is in Capricorn right now where all of the details are important. When Mercury appears to be retrograde it is closer to Earth than at other times, and all matters of communication and equipment become more important and require more attention to operate smoothly. Most of you know by now not to let that plant a seed of fear – we can still live our lives with a minimum of worry, but our attention will likely keep us drawn back into something from the past that needs to be re-adjusted or re-paired.

Full Moon in Cancer on January 6th For now will open the portal of emotions and feeling to guide us into the high mental vibration of Aquarius. There is a sense here of emotions conflicting with the mind; Mercury conjoins the Sun (the halfway point of the Mercury Retrograde cycle), favoring the thoughts and ideas of the solar consciousness, and opposes the Moon in an attempt to block and diminish the lunar light of interior wisdom.

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By |2023-01-02T07:51:21-05:00January 2nd, 2023|Planetary cycles|0 Comments

Wishing you a magical new beginning at this New Year!

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A magical life is filled with symbols and meaning, and the passage through the doorway into a new year can be a magical time of renewal and discovery. Every moment, of course, offers the potential to discard the things and aspects of our life which no longer suit the person we have become, but there’s something about a brand new year that makes everything seem possible.

Resolutions for the New Year have become a bit of a joke. A resolution is defined as “a decision to do or not to do something.” Resolutions occur completely in the mind, and lack the support of our emotions and will. They are simply a list of things we want to do, and without the power of intention they will always fail. In my work that I call Visioncrafting™ (there’s a book for that!) we begin with the desires and the things we would like to bring in or let go of, and then we dig into the feelings and beliefs that can encourage us or which make these changes more difficult. From there we can craft a powerful image to encourage the creation of a new and more satisfying life.

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 […]

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By |2023-01-01T08:26:37-05:00January 1st, 2023|Inspiration|17 Comments

The astrology of the 2020s, Part Two: The astrological cycles

This is Part II of a series. Catch up with Part I here.

Basic concepts from my astrological theology.

  • Harmonious alignments facilitate ease and flow, but they do not generate action. Challenging hard angle aspects promote conflict and discomfort, but they generate personal evolution and transformation.
  • Outer planets serve to inspire and galvanize change on a global level. I believe that the Universe is always striving for balance, and where earthly existence is out of balance a readjustment is needed.
  • Interactions of outer planets activate change where change is needed. If we know the planet we are dealing with, we know what kind of things to look for.
    • Saturn will demand that we focus on the difficult things and not take the easy unproven path.
    • Uranus will ask us to question whether our life permits us to live authentically and in accordance with our true nature.
    • Neptune will blur our vision and cause us to question all of our values in an effort to achieve a sense of magic and illumination in our lives.
    • Pluto will act like the tornado in the Wizard of Oz, picking us up out of our lives while change whirls around us, and put us back somewhere unexpected and transformed from the inside out.

Age of Air. I wrote about the Age of Air in Part I of this series, but to recap: The conjunction of Jupiter to Saturn in Aquarius in 2021 marked the beginning of a new 800 year cycle in the air element. You can catch up here if you want more details, but we are shifting out of a 200-year Age of Earth which was marked by construction and the establishment of governments […]

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