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Astrological update for the week of November 16, 2020 including election post-mortem

Last week we finished a couple of important astrological cycles (the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction and the fact that Mars turned direct) but the effects have lingered, and this is a topic of discussion in this week’s video.  I also talk a bit about upcoming planetary factors which will affect the way the post-election drama unfolds. This week the influences are more subtle and give us an opportunity to take a breath and catch up to ourselves.  The transcript is below for those who prefer to read. ❤️

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Transcript (generated by a non-human and roughly edited for readability, please forgive errors!)

Hey everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes. Welcome back to my channel. In today’s video, we’re going to talk about the astrology of November 16 through the 23rd. I’m filming this video on Thursday, and we have the election of course on November 3, and I’m filming the video on the 12th. And there is still not a really clear concession from the president. And it still is unclear what’s really going to happen. This is not really surprising to me or to anybody who is following the astrology. You can look back through the last several videos if you’d like to know more about that. I don’t want to spend too much time talking about the election. But I do want to talk a little bit about some important time periods that are coming up that will likely affect how smoothly this all […]

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By |2022-09-13T12:31:28-04:00November 16th, 2020|Planetary news this week|2 Comments

Important planetary news this week: The conjunction of Saturn to Pluto, a contraction of major proportions

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The best thing that can be said about the upcoming conjunction of Saturn to Pluto is that the exact alignment only occurs one time.  Saturn is a personal planet and operates in the personal realm, challenging us to face our responsibilities and work diligently towards our goals and often testing us in various ways to increase our emotional and physical endurance.  Pluto is a transpersonal planet; its influence can be more ruthless in its pressure to create and support personal transformation.  Saturn makes things hard, Pluto can break us or make us.  When the two planets come together in a conjunction, every 32-40 years or so, there is a realignment in the very fabric of reality as Pluto destroys and rebuilds the structures for which Saturn is typically responsible.  This particular conjunction is in the sign of Capricorn, Saturn’s own sign and the sign which energizes the building of strong foundations to foster material success.

Income Gains Widely Shared in Early Postwar Decades - But Not Since Then Saturn and Pluto last came together in a conjunction in 1982 in the sign of Libra. Libra is commonly considered the sign concerned with relationship, and that is true, but it is ruled by Venus and Venus is associated with wealth and money, as well as luxury and comfort.  This conjunction of Saturn to Pluto marked the beginning of the vast increase in the wealth of the top 5%, resulting in the concentration of wealth that we see today.

Saturn and Pluto last conjoined at 4 degrees Capricorn in 1518, so you can see that this is not a common occurrence.  Pluto had just finished […]

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By |2022-09-13T12:31:39-04:00January 6th, 2020|Planetary cycles, Planetary news this week|5 Comments

Happy Winter Solstice holiday!

Winter Solstice 2015Winter Solstice card by Ernestine Grindal

It’s only recently, when Pluto (the destroyer of paradigms) moved through Sagittarius (the sign of shared belief and theology, among other things such as travel, world culture, etc.) that a healthy skepticism over religious dogma has moved into the mainstream.  Since that time it has become easier to find scholarly articles about the origin of the Christmas holiday that celebrates the supposed birth of Jesus on December 25th.  In fact, in 2012 even Pope Benedict questioned the fact of Jesus’s birthday on the 25th in the year zero.

Pope Benedict makes some controversial statements in the book. He writes of how the Gospel of Matthew claims that Jesus was born when Herod the Great ruled in Judea. However, given that Herod died in 4 B.C., Jesus must have been born earlier than Exiguus originally documented. Arguments surrounding Jesus’ exact date of birth have confounded scholars for centuries. Even the Gospel of Luke contends that the birth took place when Quirinius was governor of Syria in A.D. 6.

Regardless of the date of the actual birth of Jesus, the holiday that we now call Christmas wasn’t even celebrated on December 25th until 336 c.e. and that date was formally established a few years later by Pope Julius I.  This date is nine months after the Anunciation, the announcement by the Angel Gabriel of the coming birth of Jesus, which is commonly celebrated on March 25th.  March 25th is, of course, very near the Vernal Equinox.  December 25th is very near the Winter Solstice.

The solstices and equinoxes (cardinal points) have an important correlation to the tropical Zodiac – they mark the date on which the Sun moves […]

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By |2022-09-13T12:31:48-04:00December 22nd, 2015|Holidays|4 Comments

A Pope for the Uranus/Pluto square

Pope Francis astrologyAs you know if you’ve been reading the astrological news in the past few years, we are now in the waning phase of a square aspect (90 degrees) between Uranus and Pluto.  You can read more about this phase in the sidebar of this blog if this concept is new to you, and you may want to catch up on this post about the Uranus/Pluto square from last year detailing the news events that correlate with this cycle.

One such event was the resignation of Pope Benedict in 2013.  Not only was he the first pope to resign since 1415, he was replaced by Pope Francis who himself is a walking representative of the square between Uranus in Aries (individual liberty and personal revolution) and Pluto in Capricorn (the breakdown of the structures upon which our society is built).  Benedict was a traditionalist and saw homosexuality as an “intrinsic moral evil.”  He was a strict doctrinarian and resisted any kind of liberal reform, thereby representing the Capricorn adherence to the structures of traditional morals and rules.  He insulted Islam, promoted a holocaust-denying bishop, and equated the ordination of women with sexual abuse. […]

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By |2018-06-11T12:22:43-04:00November 11th, 2014|Planetary cycles, Religion|3 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day musings

St Patrick's Day astrologyArt by Jim FitzPatrick. Every now and then I do think about things that are not astrological in nature, and occasionally I like to indulge those wanderings in this blog.  So please forgive my digression as I delve today into the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day.

I am a bit of a freak about Ireland (also West Africa, but that’s another story for another time).  I love the music, am thrilled by the legends and mysterious beauty of the country.  So you would think I would be a big celebrant when St. Patrick’s Day comes along.

Like many Christian myths, the origin of St. Patrick  is shrouded in mystery and the actual history is lost to time.  It appears likely that he was the son of a Roman chieftain living in Roman Britain who was kidnapped and taken to Ireland where he was held captive.  There is an elaborate mythology around his eventual conquering of the local Druidic rulers that may or may not be true.

The simplified legend of St. Patrick that has come down to us today claims that St. Patrick drove all of the snakes in Ireland into the sea.  Historical records show that there were no snakes in Ireland during the period in which St. Patrick was said to live there, yet images of snakes abound in the ancient carvings and sculptures in Ireland.

Snakes and serpents are symbols of wisdom, and serpents were most particularly symbolic of the Druids and other Celtic peoples in Ireland.  The serpent continually sheds its skin, thereby representing eternal life and cosmic transformation as well.  So the legend of St. Patrick clearly describes Patrick’s heroism in driving the Druids from power in Ireland and […]

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By |2022-09-13T12:32:21-04:00March 17th, 2011|Holidays|1 Comment
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