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Astrological insights for the week of May 11, 2020: Video and transcript

There’s a lot of planetary action right now, and here’s what you need to know to get the most out of it.  I can’t believe I forgot to talk about Jupiter retrograde!  I tacked on a bit about Jupiter at the end of the video. You’ll find the transcription below the video.  Thanks for tuning in!  If you like the videos, please subscribe to the channel.  👍🏼

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Hi everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes and I wanted to welcome you to my channel. Thanks for visiting me here!  Today I’m going to be talking about the astrology for the week of May 11.

There is a lot going on this week, and it’s helpful to know what kind of energies are coming up so that we know how to work with them. We can’t always control what happens in our lives, but if we know the kind of weather that’s coming sometimes that can make life a little easier. I always think about a client of mine who always says, “Tell me something good.”  She always wants to know what’s Jupiter doing today, what’s Jupiter doing in my chart. None of us really like bad news and I can see on my Facebook page, where I post every day, the news is not always good. Sometimes there’s going to be a rainstorm, sometimes it’s going to hail, sometimes there’s going to be a big snowstorm. And we’re going to be stuck in our houses. But it helps us to know what’s coming so that we can be prepared.

I live in North Carolina. There’s often hurricane warnings that come up about a […]

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By |2020-05-11T14:53:10-04:00May 11th, 2020|Planetary cycles, Planetary news this week|7 Comments

Sunday poetry: The Peace of Wild Things

The Peace of Wild Things

Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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By |2020-05-10T07:43:00-04:00May 10th, 2020|Inspiration|4 Comments

Jupiter conjunct Pluto and dangerous (Pluto) beliefs (Jupiter)

We usually think of Jupiter as the lord of good fortune, optimism, and expansion in all things and certainly that’s true.  Jupiter is also connected to our search for meaning, and the philosophies and theologies that we create to make sense of the world.   Pluto is an outer planet – not reflecting a facet of the personality as the personal planets do, Pluto represents the power of creative destruction to transform and empower, often symbolized by death and resurrection.  Its power is intense and focused, and therefore can denote obsession, especially in the areas of power and control.

In natal charts, the hard aspects (0 degrees, 90 degrees, 180 degrees) of Jupiter and Pluto can denote individuals with obsessive (Pluto) beliefs (Jupiter), including the certainty they’re right.  Examples of this phenomenon include:

  • Bill Gates (Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Leo) whose authoritarian leadership style drove Microsoft success and who now confidently leads the Gates Foundation in efforts to heal the world’s ills.
  • Robert DeNiro (Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Leo) who isn’t afraid to voice his strong opinions.
  • Peter Dinklage (Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Virgo): “I drink and I know things” (Game of Thrones quote).
  • Rupert Murdoch (Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Cancer) whose media empire (Jupiter) gives him virtually unlimited power (Pluto)
  • Bill Maher (Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Leo) who is a well-known know-it-all.
  • Mick Jagger (Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Leo): one of the most confident (Jupiter) and powerful (Pluto) men in music for the past 50 years

Anyway, you get the idea.  So now we are in a global crisis in which a virus pandemic is making a chokehold in every corner of the world, the viral spread of which began in mid-January under a conjunction of Saturn […]

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By |2020-05-08T08:03:32-04:00May 8th, 2020|Planetary cycles|11 Comments

Passion and adjustment: Scorpio Full Moon May 7, 2020

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At any Full Moon we are dealing with two opposite signs with opposing polarities, each one needing what the other one possesses in order to become truly whole.  This can serve to bring out our inner contradictions, and heighten the intense emotionality for which the Full Moon is well known.  The Scorpio Full Moon features an opposition to the Taurus Sun: the intensity and passion of Scorpio needs to find balance against the need for serenity and peacefulness of Taurus.  Both are fixed signs: stubborn and powerful, with a tendency towards rigidity and difficulty letting go.  Scorpio, though, is intensely emotional and dramatic where Taurus is, or at least wants to be, placid but still powerful – very like the bull for which it is named.

This Full Moon reminds us that we can become our best selves when we find balance between these two dynamics:  the power of emotions and the power of stillness.  The potency of this time is echoed in the fact that the astrological Beltane, a fire festival honoring the god Belenos (the shining one), occurs at the midway point between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice, at 15 degrees Taurus.  The Vesak festival honoring not only the birth of Buddha, but also his enlightenment and death,  is a festival of lights which takes place each year at the Scorpio Full Moon.  Scorpio is ruled for its passionate potency, and the Scorpio Full Moon has the potential to create a powerful force of Will which can be used to create and manifest.  The Scorpio Full Moon calls on us to explore the deep realms of the unconscious and our own passionate natures and come to terms with our own inner […]

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By |2020-05-05T08:41:44-04:00May 5th, 2020|Moon|10 Comments

Astrological update for the week of May 4, 2020: video and transcript

There’s a lot going on this week, including the changing of the guard when the nodes change signs (read more about that here).   Here’s the video, and the transcript is below.


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Hey everybody it’s Lynn Hayes here. Today’s May 4 2020 and this is your weekly report on the planetary and astrological influences for the week. So before I get into that I want to talk about a couple of very significant things that are happening this week.

One is that the nodes of the moon are changing signs tomorrow. So this is something that occurs only every 18 to 19 months, it’s pretty significant astrologically, the nodes of the moon are like signposts they point, the direction from our past, to our futures, the South node represents the past what we’ve come from what’s familiar what’s comfortable. The North Node represents Capricorn or sorry, the north node represents the future where we are headed. And currently, and for the last 18 months the north node has been in Capricorn. And the South node has been in cancer. So, that’s generally, you know, sort of a directional flow from moving away from the feelings and and what is needed to take care of the community and the tribe and moving towards something that’s more practical more structured which is Capricorn. Though notes are changing signs tomorrow, and the South node is moving back to Sagittarius and the north node is moving ahead, or back to Gemini.

So we’re switching to a whole different axis right now. And this will have some effect on the larger world.

The Cancer/Capricorn axis is very much about our personal lives and our lives in society. And the Gemini Sagittarius axis […]

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By |2020-05-04T13:25:16-04:00May 4th, 2020|Planetary news this week|13 Comments