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Sunday inspiration: The kingdom is an open window

art by Gary Colet

This week we hit Peak Retrograde, with seven planets retrograde until the 12th when Jupiter turned direct.  Since Jupiter is the planet of faith and religion, as well as optimism and good fortune, I thought this from Thomas Moore was an appropriate quote for today.  When the world changes around us, our ideas of what give life meaning, facets of Jupiter, need to change along with it.  As we bridge the doorway from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, many of our religious theologies and beliefs have fallen away, and in their place we are crafting new philosophies.  


The kingdom [of God] is invisible, empty. It’s more like a color than an object, more like a sound than a structure. It isn’t anything more than a point of view, but it is a perspective on life that makes all the difference. …

The kingdom is like an open window, nothing in itself, and yet it allows everything. It is transparent and translucent. It allows the fullness of life to shine through. It is a way of seeing and living, but it is not an entity separate from ordinary existence. It is not a set of beliefs as much as a slant on life. In some ways it’s a door opening to a new life, but even better, it’s a window you can look through and see another world.


Thomas Moore, Writing in the Sand

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By |2020-09-12T09:34:48-04:00September 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|3 Comments

The dance of the Mars square to Saturn and Pluto

If you know the artist of this wonderful piece please let me know!  As Mars (planet of action) pirouettes through the sky and prepares to turn retrograde on September 9th, it has already formed a challenging square to Jupiter (ideological conflict) and Pluto (power conflict). Today it makes the first of a series of squares to Saturn (repression and conflict). Interactions between Mars and Saturn are often described as the attempt to drive with the brakes on, but of course we already have that kind of scenario with so many retrograde planets this summer (retrograde planets appear to be moving backwards from our vantage point on Earth).

The dance between Mars and the three Capricorn planets as they retrograde and turn direct is an interesting one. In this first phase of Mars challenging Saturn and Pluto, Mars is in direct (regular forward) motion and Saturn and Pluto are retrograde. In the second phase on September 29, Mars will be retrograde and Saturn direct. At the third phase, the conclusion, they will both be direct. So at this first phase there is the desire for action and the will to exert influence blocked by Saturn which in retrograde motion is reflecting on the past and turning our attention to the rear view mirror.  Mars says, “Why can’t I do this thing I want?” and Saturn replies “I am the ghost of the past,  [apologies to Charles Dickens] look at why you can’t have this right now.  Meanwhile Pluto is overseeing all of the drama and directing the action so that the Will of the Higher Self can be executed properly with the right action taking place.

In the second phase at the end of September with Mars retrograde and Saturn […]

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By |2020-08-24T08:24:08-04:00August 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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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Transcript

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

Transcripts and closed captions for YouTube videos

To turn on the closed captions for the video – just click the “CC” button in the menu bar when the video starts playing (see image below).

 

And to turn on the transcript (see image below) click on the three dots next to the SAVE menu and click “open transcript.”  You will see the transcript to the right of the video.  This way you won’t miss any of the slides or additional media presented in the video.

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By |2020-07-08T15:29:45-04:00July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|8 Comments

Astrological insights for the week of June 29, 2020

This week we have phase two of the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction including a Pallas connection, an illumination of Uranus and Chiron, and a lunar eclipse.  Lots to talk about so dive in! (Transcript below.) Note: in the video I talk about Chiron in sextile to Uranus – it’s actually a semi-sextile and I corrected that in the transcript.

 

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Transcript

This week we’re going to be talking about the astrological influences coming up for the week of July 29, ending around July 5 with the lunar eclipse. So there’s a fair amount to talk about, let’s get started but first I want to back up and talk a little bit about what’s going on right now in the skies. In case you’re new to my channel, you may not be aware that right now there’s five planets that are traveling retrograde, or that are appearing to travel retrograde in the sky. Obviously, planets don’t actually move backwards in the sky. But because we look at the planetary motion from our perspective on Earth, sometimes they appear to be moving backwards. When a planet moves backwards or appears to move backwards from our perspective, the energy of that planet, the symbolism and influence of that planet, tends to be first of all more personal and more pronounced.  That planet is really getting our attention when it is retrograde. Also there tends to be a lot of looking back, it can be difficult to move forward, there’s not a lot of energy for change in forward motion, the energy is more for looking back and […]

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By |2020-06-29T13:42:08-04:00June 29th, 2020|Planetary news this week, Uncategorized|7 Comments