cross-quarter days

Commenting on the Lions Gate 8:8 Portal

SiriusA client sent me this article last week about the “Lions Gate Portal.”   Reports of the a cosmic portal that opens on 8/8 began circulating on the internet in 2015.  I have hopes of a cosmic awakening as much as the next red blooded new age person, and certainly there is a lot to learn from numerology (8 being the number of transformation), but when these writers claim that this is an astrological phenomenon that’s a different matter entirely.

There is some astrology involved, but it is a little confused.

Supercharged Energy Shifts—8:8 Lion’s Gate—Opens July 26 to August 11

Cosmic energy has been amplified and has felt immensely intense for some weeks now—and many people are feeling exhausted, wondering how much more they can handle. [Lynn’s note: This is certainly true, but primarily due to the intense eclipse energy as well as the Mars Max cycle as described by Richard Nolle which is peaking now.]

This high frequency energy is on a pivot that peaks on the 8th of August during the sun’s passage through the Leo constellation of the zodiac, [Lynn’s note:  August 8th is the astrological midpoint of Leo which corresponds to the cross-quarter holidays of the ancient Celtic wheel of the year.  The “heliacal rising” of Sirius, when Sirius rises at dawn,  is roughly between July 3 and August 11thdue to a connection between the star Sirius, the Great Central Sun, Earth’s sun, Earth’s grid point, Orien’s [sic] Belt, and the the Great Pyramid of Giza.  [This article doesn’t define this “connection” between the star Sirius and the Earth’s sun, but since the Sun is at 15 Leo and Sirius is currently at 14 Cancer, there is no astrological connection.]Fortunately from there, we […]

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By |2018-08-07T14:47:33-04:00August 6th, 2018|Astrology|22 Comments

Cross-Quarter Beltane power festival is May 5th

Astrological BeltaneWhile many of your friends may be celebrating Beltane on May 1st as May Day, the actual Beltane festival is one of the “cross-quarter” days – the midpoint between the Equinoxes and Solstices. These cross-quarter days of the ancient Celtic Wheel of the Year actually occur at the 15 degree point of the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius and are thought to be gates of power.

While many of your friends may be celebrating Beltane on May 1st as May Day, the actual Beltane festival is one of the “cross-quarter” days – the midpoint between the Equinoxes and Solstices. These cross-quarter days of the ancient Celtic Wheel of the Year actually occur at the 15 degree point of the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius and are thought to be gates of power and indeed these fixed signs do contain a great deal of power.

The fixed signs are themselves gates of power – groundbreaking astrologer Dane Rudhyar called the fixed signs “the Signs through which power is released.” He went on to say that power is energy ready for purposeful use through instrumentalities prepared for it.” In the Wheel of the Year, the Equinoxes and Solstices the Sun enters the first degree, the most potent, of the dynamic and initiatory signs that we call the “Cardinal” signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Cancer). That energy needs to be contained and grounded for purposeful use through the “Fixed” signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, Leo), and the midpoint of the fixed signs is where we find these cross-quarter days of magic and power. The energy is disseminated and completed in the mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo) in preparation for the next energy activation […]

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By |2022-05-01T08:00:26-04:00May 3rd, 2015|Holidays|1 Comment

New Moon in Leo – the Divine Child Comes Forth

new-moonwebArt by Vicky Stonebridge

The last couple of weeks have been marked with intensity and power, with the Grand Sextile/Star of David formation and the powerful opposition from Jupiter to Pluto.

The next few days offer an opportunity for the heart to open as the Sun and Moon align in Leo, a kiss of magic to open up the heart.  The energy of Leo encourages us to return to the simplicity of childhood – to witness and find joy in the simplest things and retreat from the day to day problems that weigh down our hearts and create stress and disease.

While the Sun represents the physical heart, the Moon represents the emotional heart.  How we protect ourselves, how we express our feelings, the level of comfort we feel with the emotions that flow through us every moment of the day – all of these things live in the realm of the Moon.  In Leo, the Moon becomes more dramatic and more easily able to find expression for the inner language of the soul.

The Sun is the most powerful force in our planetary system, and the Sun is in its own sign of Leo where it has the strongest force of radiance, illuminating the darkness and shining light into the unconscious.  It has just aligned with Uranus in a harmonious trine of sparkling energy for change and transition, and Uranus trines the Moon during the lunation.  The window of light that shines within us every moment of every day is more easily accessible now if we simply allow ourselves to Be, even for just a day.

Generosity of the heart is another hallmark of Leo – a warmth […]

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By |2021-08-06T07:37:06-04:00August 5th, 2013|Moon|6 Comments

Beltane and Wesak – a Taurus Fiesta

Wesak(A portion of this article is reprinted from an earlier post)

In ancient Celtic times, the wheel of the year was honored as the turning of the seasons. In the northern hemispheres, the winter solstice was the shortest day of the year and represented the return of the light, and the summer solstice, being the longest day of the year, was the Celtic fire festival. The equinoxes represented the points of balance when day and night were of equal length: the vernal equinox represented planting and fertility, and the autumnal equinox was the time of harvest. (Southern hemisphere civilizations had their own traditions of marking the seasons which obviously were very different than in the north.)

Halfway between these solar events are the “cross-quarter” days, the times of magic. Still celebrated today for their imaginal power, these were the periods when the Sun was at the midpoint of the fixed signs: Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius. In the astrological wheel, the cardinal signs of initiation are followed by the fixed signs of stability, which are followed in turn by the mutable signs of adaptation. So we have cardinal Aries at the Vernal equinox (in tropical astrology), followed by fixed Taurus at the cross-quarter, which precedes mutable Gemini. Cancer begins the summer solstice, followed by Leo at the cross-quarter, which precedes Virgo, and so it goes around the wheel.

Each of these “triplicities” as they are called has a different energy. The cardinal signs demonstrate leadership, they initiate action, each in its own way according to its element (fire, water, earth and air). The fixed signs are stable, rooted, grounded. In many ways they are the most powerful because they don’t blow off steam like the cardinal signs, […]

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