Astrological Musings

October 2020’s Libra New SuperMoon is a powerhouse of planetary energies!

Libra New Moonphoto by Stefano Uknar

Just like everything else in 2020 so far, this week’s New Moon in Libra on October 16 2020 has surprises in store for us.  First of all, it’s a SuperMoon™ (coined by astrologer Richard Nolle) which means that the Moon is nearing its closest proximity to the Earth at the time the Moon and Sun align from our perspective for the New Moon.  When a Full Moon is a SuperMoon, we see it larger than life in the sky, but of course a New Moon is invisible – it’s the dark Moon that marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle.  Nevertheless, the SuperMoon is still Super, whether we can see it in the sky or not, and its effect is more potent and more lasting than an ordinary lunation.

Each month we are initiated into the mysteries of the signs in zodiacal order, and following the Virgo mystery that was illuminated by the New Moon on September 17th, we find ourselves being opened to the Libran quest for beauty, harmony, and a balance in our relationships with others.  The Libra New Moon urges us to find the balance point – to avoid extremes, to discover the truth that lies somewhere in the middle. When the Moon is in the sign ruled by Venus, there is a strong desire to open the heart and find connections that are pleasing and beneficial.

Speaking of Venus, she is in the sign of Virgo where we tend to be less interested in romance and candlelight and more interested in the functionality of our interpersonal relationships.  Because Venus rules the New Moon and is in Virgo, we must take into account […]

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By |2020-10-15T13:47:05-04:00October 14th, 2020|Moon|4 Comments

Action packed forecast for the week of October 12 2020, including New Moon and Mercury retrograde

There’s a lot to talk about this week, with Mars still wreaking havoc, this time in partnership with the Libra New Moon, and the retrograde turn of Mercury.  In this video I dive deep into these matters and give you the astrological details for the week to help you with your planning.  Thanks to those of you who have written me that you enjoy the videos!  I know a lot of us prefer to read, but the videos do include charts and visuals to help clarify what’s happening so give them a try. And sometimes my pets make an appearance as my cat Tristan did this week.  Of course, the transcript is below.

 

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Transcript (minimally edited)

Hey everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes. Welcome back to my channel. If you’re new here every week I give you all the astrological information you need to have a great week. In today’s video, we’re going to be talking about the astrology for the week of October 12 through the 19th. We’re going to cover the big important astrological influences that are coming up this week, and then we’ll focus on the daily influences to help you with your planning.

The first thing I want to talk about is the harmonious sextile from Jupiter to Neptune. This began back in February. It’s a three phase cycle as some of them are, and it began just after Saturn and Pluto converged in the sky. So we had this very intense, negative, fearful, challenging aspect in January, with Saturn and Pluto. And that was quickly followed with the first phase of the sextile from Jupiter […]

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By |2020-10-12T08:35:26-04:00October 12th, 2020|Planetary news this week|2 Comments

Sunday inspiration: The unsung intelligence of life’s web

From an article by Simon Powell on Reality Sandwich.  I believe that the Coronavirus is not a freak of nature but something created by Natural Intelligence to bring much needed change to the dominion of humanity on planet Earth.  This article talks about the evolution of natural intelligence and confirms my hypothesis. 


Like brilliant ideas and hypotheses made literal flesh in space and time, natural intelligence is what you see when you look down a microscope at a cell. All those busy chemical cycles and all that frenetic protein manipulation — that is natural intelligence. The cyclical networks of molecules and enzymes, communicating with one another, sustaining themselves and repairing themselves — that is natural intelligence. The myriad exquisite nanotechnological machines known as ribosomes that effectively convert DNA code into long strings of amino acids that subsequently fold up into the Lego-like building blocks of life — that is natural intelligence. Indeed, the genetic code is itself an expression of natural intelligence. A code. Think about it. Codes are usually associated with us — machine code, binary code, Morse code, video/audio codecs, sign language and such. Codes — language-like systems in which one sort of information is transcribed into another — are the hallmark of intelligent purposeful activity. Yet Nature got there first. To be sure, the genetic code is so subtle and sophisticated that it took the human race hundreds of years to figure it out. …

evolution likewise involves the specific manipulation and specific reorganization of information. Just as the human brain/mind system takes in information, stores information and manipulates information, so too does the evolving web of life do the same. Information about the environment is stored in DNA — in […]

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By |2020-10-11T09:51:28-04:00October 11th, 2020|Inspiration|8 Comments

How to make it through the Mars/Pluto square!

Mars, planet of action, anger and motivation, went into Aries in late June, and by August was aligning in a square to the Capricorn stellium of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn.  In its focus on being serious, doing the hard work and building lasting structures Capricorn tends to put the kibosh on Mars, leading to some unpleasant circumstances as we’ve seen recently.

Mars makes its second square to Pluto this week, and this can be an intense alignment.  I made a little video to help us further understand the challenges and benefits of this alignment.

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By |2020-10-08T08:48:47-04:00October 8th, 2020|Planetary cycles|18 Comments

Astro update for the week of October 5, 2020: The end of Saturn/Pluto, and lots more

In this week’s video I review the effects of Saturn and Pluto at a standstill as they change direction (Saturn last week and Pluto this week). There is a retrograde update of course, and a heads up for Mercury retrograde which is coming up.  The transcription is below but as always I encourage you to watch the video so you don’t miss the special graphics and charts to clarify some of the points.

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Transcript (roughly edited for readability but not for content.)

Hey everybody, welcome back to my channel. I appreciate your joining me here. And if you’re new, my name is Lynn Hayes. Every Monday I post a video on the astrological influences of the upcoming week so that you have all the information that you need to have a great week. Since the summer we have had up to seven planets retrograde, including Chiron. Now we’ve had that many planets retrograde in the sky before for short periods of time, but I looked way back through the history books and I have not been able to find another time where we had so many planets retrograde five to seven for this longest stretch of time.

It’s very significant. In a year when we already have a conjunction of Saturn to Pluto in Capricorn, something that hasn’t happened since 15 1810 1518. You might remember from your history books, that’s when Martin Luther translated the books of the Bible from Latin into German so that his followers could read the Bible, which was an absolute scandal. And it started the breakdown of the political structures which we’re talking about […]

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By |2020-10-05T07:54:59-04:00October 5th, 2020|Planetary news this week|3 Comments