Astrological Musings

Astrological insights for the week of August 10, 2020! Uranus turns direct, and we learn to master Mars

It’s going to be an interesting week!  Uranus is stationary for most of the most and turns direct next week, so surprising events are imminent.  And if you’ve been following my Facebook posts you already know that Mars is really teaching us how to live with courage and face our own inner demons. As always I encourage you to watch the video as I’m putting little movies and graphics of the planetary movements into the videos to help make it all easier to understand.  But I know lots of you like to read, so there’s a roughly edited transcript below.  ❤️❤️


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Transcript (please note that dates and times are given for the Eastern time zone, please adjust for your own locality)

Hey everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes. Welcome back to my channel and to another edition of what are the planets doing this week? And what can we do about them. I really welcome you here. If you like these videos, please hit the subscribe button and click the bell to be notified of new videos.

I’d like to start by talking about one of the outer planets that’s having an impact on us this month. We’re talking about Uranus people call it Uranus. Most astrologers don’t like to for obvious reasons. Some people call it Uranus. All of these names are appropriate. Uranus is the planet that inspires radical change. It inspires us to break out of the status quo to break out of a rut that may not fit us anymore. Uranus is an outer planet, so it’s more of a transformational force. […]

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By |2020-08-10T09:18:07-04:00August 10th, 2020|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Sunday Poetry: In the silent breath

photo by Todd Wise

In times like these in which we have very little control over the outcome, finding a space where life still has meaning is critical to our ability to persevere.  This is an excerpt of a wonderful poem from Rumi.

How does a part of the world leave the world?
How can wetness leave water?

Don’t try to put out a fire
by throwing on more fire!
Don’t wash a wound with blood!

No matter how fast you run,
your shadow more than keeps up.
Sometimes, it’s in front!

Only full, overhead sun
diminishes your shadow.

But that shadow has been serving you!
What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.
Your boundaries are your quest.

I can explain this, but it would break
the glass cover on your heart,
and there’s no fixing that.

You must have shadow and light source both.
Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.

The soul lives there in the silent breath.

Mevlâna Jalâluddin Rumi

from The Essential Rumi, Expanded Edition.

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By |2020-08-08T07:31:05-04:00August 9th, 2020|Inspiration|11 Comments

The Singularity approaches, are we ready?

The Singularity is a concept first expressed by Raymond Kurzweil as the time when the knowledge of machines surpasses the knowledge of humans due to the rapid development of technology, leading to a merging of human and machine.   I’ve been writing about this idea for many years (see this article for a start), and now the evidence is coming in that the Singularity may be closer than we think.  The average estimate among scientists who study these matters has been that the Singularity would arrive somewhere around 2040-2045, with Pluto in Aquarius (the sign of technology and innovation as well as radical behavior and revolution).

Elon Musk is accelerating the process, though, with a startup he calls “Neuralink.”

[T]he long-term goal is to build a “digital superintelligence layer” to link humans with artificial intelligence, a technology he views as an existential threat to humanity.

“Ultimately, we can do a full brain-machine interfaces where we can achieve a sort of symbiosis with AI,” Musk said. One goal along the way will be letting people type 40 words per minute just by thinking

read more here…

Although Pluto moves into Aquarius in 2023, Saturn, planet of tests and challenges, has already dipped its toe into the Aquarian waters when it moved briefly into Aquarius this spring.  Saturn will move fully into Aquarius in December 2020 and will remain in Aquarius until 2023 just as Pluto is moving into that sign.  Saturn’s passage through Aquarius may be tied into higher levels of government control using technology, and it is already seen in the government crackdowns on protests in the US and elsewhere.  Where Saturn is a personal planet concerned more […]

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By |2020-08-06T16:45:04-04:00August 6th, 2020|Future Shock|1 Comment

Video forecast for the week of August 3, 2020 -Mars, Mars and more Mars 🔥

This week I discuss the impacts of today’s Aquarius Full Moon (you can read more about that here) as well as how to manage the impact of Mars in Aries interacting with the Capricorn planets.  These videos are perfect for beginners so dive right in!  (Transcript below, but for the full benefit of the information, including slides to graphically explain the planetary energies, I highly recommend watching the video.)

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Hey everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes Welcome back to my channel if you’re new here welcome as well. Every Monday I’m posting a video on the astrological influences of the upcoming week to help us to make the most out of the week.

In today’s video, which will cover August 3 through the 10th, 2020, I want to start with a look at the Aquarius Full Moon, which just occurred early in the morning on August 3 Eastern Daylight Time, please suggest for your own locality. And then we’ll be talking about the details of what’s coming up for us for the rest of the week. Finally, in the third section, we’ll be talking about the movement of the Moon through the different signs and how we can best use those energies. The lunar energies influence our mood andPPlanning by the Moon can help us to be more effective in our lives.

I know I talked about the Full Moon in Aquarius last week, but let’s just review a few points. In talking about the Aquarius Full Moon I want to talk mostly about the modern rulership, which is Uranus the traditional ruler of Aquarius is Saturn and Saturn describes […]

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By |2020-08-03T07:19:47-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Sunday poetry: The gentle voice at the heart of your life

In today’s times of crises, the “enchanting veils of illusion” to which he refers are being forcefully removed from our lives, leaving us to grapple with the question of what is left – what is important for us to take into our lives going forward.  There is a simplicity in this that is magical.  It’s the reason that spiritual ascetics such as monks and nuns retreat into ashrams and convents so that they can come more closely into contact with that essence of spirituality.  

The Moon is nearing its fullness in Aquarius, the sign of dramatic change and a radical departure from that which is already known.  Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius, challenges the Full Moon in a square aspect which demands that we release the past to the caverns of time and live authentically in the Now. Once more the late John O’Donohue speaks to the heart of the matter. 

The Voice of Your Own Soul

When you take the time to draw on your listening-imagination, you will begin to hear this gentle voice at the heart of your life. It is deeper and surer than all the other voices of disappointment, unease, self-criticism and bleakness. All holiness is about learning to hear the voice of your own soul. It is always there and the more deeply you learn to listen, the greater surprises and discoveries that will unfold.

To enter into the gentleness of your own soul changes the tone and quality of your life. Your life is no longer consumed by hunger for the next event, experience or achievement. You learn to come down from the treadmill and walk on the earth. You gain a new respect for yourself and others […]

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By |2020-08-02T07:48:14-04:00August 2nd, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments