Jupiter square Neptune

Planetary news this week: Jupiter/Neptune, and the Libra New Moon

It’s an interesting fact that the astrological factor associated with spirituality is the same as the symbolism associated with creative inspiration.  And also delusion.  That is not to say that spirituality and creativity are the same as delusion, but when the veil between the Divine and the practical begin to thin there is some danger that we will not always be able to distinguish what is “real” from what is “false.”  It’s a well-known fact that some of the most brilliant artists have bordered on madness – something we attribute to the Neptune factor.

Jupiter is a personal planet, describing our personal optimism and faith in life.  Under the influence of Jupiter, we feel more  able to dream of a life that is bigger and better, and have the confidence to seek those dreams. Neptune is a transpersonal planet – inspiring us to go beyond the obvious and the mundane.  The challenging square between Jupiter and Neptune culminates this week and we are seeing a higher degree of confusion and illusion in the news.  Who said what in Ukraine? What is causing mysterious illnesses in vapers?  Is confidence in financial markets an illusion?  It feels a bit like we have been riding in a bubble and all of a sudden look down to find there is nothing holding us up. (If this is new to you, you can catch up with this article.)

Challenging aspects are not always hard or “bad” – they ARE strong, and they can therefore also be of great benefit to us. Under this Jupiter/Neptune energy we may find that we have an increase in creativity and that our imagination can more easily be unleashed.  It is a wonderful time for […]

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By |2019-09-23T07:53:46-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Moon, Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Planetary news this week! Jupiter/Neptune and some healing

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The faerie dust of the Jupiter/Neptune dance culminates this week, on September 22nd.  While our modern idea of fairy dust sounds lovely and charming, like the glitter that we pour over ourselves when we go to a party to make ourselves more spectacular, faerie dust takes us into the faerie realms where we can get lost in the mists of magic.  Remember the old tales about the wanderers like Rip Van Winkle who stumbled into the realm of Faerie and disappeared for many years? That is the effect of this dance with Jupiter and Neptune.  It began in January 2019, and completes in September.

During this week and possibly part of next week, we may be faced with an unpleasant reality from which we have tried to hide. Jupiter and Neptune are supremely creative so this is a wonderful time to create art, or write, or simply expand your senses as you lose yourself in the magical beauty of a sunset or a beach or a forest.  But it is also a time when we are more prone to delusion and seeing things as we want to see them, rather than as they really are.  We can navigate this time most effectively if we utilize these magical energies to create real magic in our lives, rather than only in our minds.

Chiron applies some pressure to heal and release old wounds on the 16th and 17th.  This could bring up painful memories or exchanges with loved ones, all in the name of letting go and releasing old wounds that bind us in patterns that we no longer need.  Breathe, release, find lovingkindness where it can be found.

The 19th-22nd brings a burst of energy […]

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By |2022-09-01T14:51:40-04:00September 16th, 2019|Planetary news this week|2 Comments

This month’s Pisces Full Moon and the road to bliss

The Pisces Full Moon on the 14th harmonizes with Pluto for a turbo boost of creative inspiration along with personal empowerment and growth.  Under the Pisces Full Moon, the imagination and inner wisdom of Pisces takes precedence over the mundane details of everyday reality of the four Virgo planets.  Pluto is a powerful ally in this endeavor, applying pressure to encourage transformation and a deepening of our true connection to our inner wisdom. Pisces tends to be somewhat passive, preferring to bask in the glow of transcendence, but this Full Moon chart includes a strong Mars aspect as well to activate the normal passivity of the Pisces energies.

Mercury and Venus are both at the last degree of Virgo, completing their passage through the sign of details and the everyday and teetering on the cusp of Libra where the energies shift to more refinement and a greater sense of balance and equanimity as we begin to integrate the polarity of opposites into the experience of wholeness.

This is a time to bring more fairy dust into your life – to plan a day or two, or three, of creativity and to truly appreciate the beauty of the world around you.

The final phase of Jupiter square Neptune is in play, and while our creativity is high, attention to detail may be somewhat lacking.  In times such as these we have to tune in to our inner voice and allow our intuition to guide the way.  The Pisces Full Moon energies can help with this!

Some things to think about to help you to get the most out of this Full Moon:

  • How can I let go of some of my preconceived notions that keep me from experiencing […]
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By |2019-09-12T20:34:07-04:00September 12th, 2019|Moon|0 Comments

Planetary news this week: It’s time to get practical, with the help of Virgo

If you’ve been wanting to get your house and your life organized, this could be your time.  Three planets are in the organizational sign of Virgo (Sun, Mars and Venus) as I write this on August 26, 2019.  By the 29th, Mercury will have moved into Virgo for a total of four, and then the Moon joins the party on August 30th for the Virgo New Moon.

Virgo’s realm is the mundane world – the world of daily rituals and routines, helping others, personal hygiene and health, diet and exercise.  Virgo is an earth sign, grounded in the practical and the details of life, but it is ruled by Mercury which is an air planet.  This rulership by Mercury adds a mental dimension of analysis and discernment to the Virgoan influence – under Virgo it becomes easier to lay out all of the details and come up with a comprehensive plan.

We are moving into the final phase of the challenging square between Jupiter and Neptune which culminates on September 22nd.  This planetary influence has been both destabilizing and magical.  Because Jupiter and Neptune are natural allies, even the stressful aspects like the square can bring about a swell of creativity and bliss.   Jupiter’s expansive and buoyant nature gives a boost to Neptune’s inspiration to expand the inner spiritual heart.  (Geeky astrological detail: Jupiter is especially powerful right now since it is moving through the other sign which it rules: Sagittarius, and Neptune is in Pisces, the sign co-ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. ) All of this magic and bliss and creativity and inspiration is wonderful for writers, musicians, artists – anyone practicing in a creative field or exploring spirituality.  It is less wonderful for keeping […]

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By |2019-09-01T08:02:25-04:00August 26th, 2019|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Planetary news this week! Astrological forecast for the week of June 10, 2019

Jupiter square Neptune

One of the major planetary factors in 2019 is the challenging square from Jupiter to Neptune.   Jupiter is the Great Liberator, it’s expansive and bestows confidence and a general feeling of good luck and abundance.  Neptune is a transformational outer planet – it inspires us to dissolve the shackles that keep us bound to the material world and the restrictions we put on ourselves and to emerge into an ocean of divine bliss.  Jupiter and Neptune are connected through their rulership of Pisces – Jupiter is the traditional ruler, and Neptune the modern one.

Jupiter and Neptune are both quite strong right now, since Jupiter is Sagittarius which it also rules, and Neptune is in Pisces which is also ruled by Jupiter.  So in addition to the 90 degree aspect the two are making to each other, which denotes conflict that requires adjustment, there is another affinity between them that intensifies their interaction.  This can manifest in its higher form as enhanced creativity and imagination, an opening of the higher centers of awareness.  Or it can manifest as delusion, illusion and confusion if we allow ourselves to be lost in a glamour of fantasy and deception.  Under this influence if something seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is.  We like to think of fairies as magical creatures that bring delight, but remember the ancient tales of the faery realms in which humans could get lost for years, under their magical spell.  Magic is a two-edged sword.

Although this aspect will not culminate until June 14th, the entire week is sprinkled with fairy dust.  this is a wonderful time for creativity, for higher intelligence and spiritual wisdom.  It’s the perfect time for a […]

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