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The astrology of 2022: Birth pangs for the New Age

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First: A look back at 2021. 

Following on the heels of 2020, a year when the astrology (Capricorn stellium and Saturn/Pluto conjunction, along with a record-breaking period of retrograde planets) spoke of repression and control as the world locked down to battle the Coronavirus, we were all hoping for a brighter future and as I titled my 2021 forecast, “A new way forward.”  However, I closed with this paragraph and I think we can agree that this is a little truer than we had imagined:

Where 2020 marked a breakdown phase thanks to a Capricornian cluster, 2021 is symbolized by the Aquarian ideals of fraternity, brotherhood and equality. These ideals are somewhat impersonal, and in order to achieve greater freedom we must understand that some loss of personal liberty is essential. Astrological conflicts require integration and resolution of conflicting opposites, and in 2021 the need to find that integration and balance will become a life or death proposition and likely result in major shifts of global power and also personal priorities.

The final exact challenging square between Saturn in Aquarius (control for the sake of the collective) and Uranus in Taurus (breaking out of paradigms, shifting values and shattering ideals) occurs at the end of December 2021, but between August and October the dance between these two planets will tighten to a one degree separation from exactitude. This suggests that the struggles and civil unrest that we’ve seen over this past year will abate, but will not be over completely any time soon.

Jupiter in Pisces, conjunct Neptune

Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces (with Neptune being the modern ruler), and Jupiter and Neptune share an expansive view of the world, and a desire to […]

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By |2021-12-24T14:38:16-05:00December 24th, 2021|Planetary cycles|1 Comment

11.13.20 Mars turns direct, ending the Summer of Retrogrades

2020 has brought us a tremendous period of retrograde activity as you can see in this image which I created to show the details of how many planets would be retrograde in 2020 and when.  The period between June 18th and September 29 marked an incredibly long period of time to have this many planets retrograde. Feeling stuck? Like your life is on pause? The retrogrades have something to do with this.  Retrograde planets are closest to Earth, and their energies are stronger and felt to be more intensely personal, but they also tend to turn our attention to the past – to regrets and reconsiderations of past choices.

Mars turns direct today, and while it will take a couple of weeks for its motion to pick back up to a normal pace we will find it easier to find the motivation and drive we need to activate our lives in more positive ways.  I say this at a time when Covid-19 is threatening to lock down the world once again, and we will likely be limited physically. But Mars inspires from the inside out, and while it remains in Aries (until January 6) we will need to incorporate a fair amount of physical activity and other types of action in order to channel the Martian energy productively.

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By |2020-11-13T06:59:07-05:00November 13th, 2020|Planetary cycles|2 Comments

The Virgo New Moon and a choice for the future

photo by Mary McIntyre

Virgo is what we call a mutable sign – it’s the third in a series of signs that begin with the June solstice in Cancer and prepares us for the turning of the next season as we shift into Libra the September equinox.  The dance of the “modalities” as they are called always begins at the entry into a new season with a cardinal sign of action.  The second sign is of the “fixed” nature and teaches endurance and patience.  The last sign before the seasonal shift is “mutable” – these energies enable us to let go and make that transition into the next season as marked by the solstices and the equinoxes.

The Virgo New Moon is not only the passage point to the September equinox, it also marks the end of the first half of the zodiac which focuses primarily on the personal.  In the second half we are more focused on interaction with the outer world.
Virgo teaches us to create order from chaos.  Under the influence of Virgo we learn to manage the details that are required of humans who live in a physical body, such as personal hygiene and the need to work in order to keep food on the table and a roof over our head.  At this Virgo New Moon, a new lunar cycle, we can more easily begin a new organizational routine or exercise/nutrition program to support us in the changes that are coming.
And come they will – we are in the middle of so many different evolutionary changes.  Climate change. Political change.  And not […]
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By |2020-09-17T08:14:44-04:00September 17th, 2020|Moon|2 Comments

Astrological update for the week of September 7-14, 2020

This week we hit the peak of the retrograde season: With Mars turning retrograde on September 9th we will have seven planets retrograde, a ridiculous number!  So in this video I’ll be discussing this, and the fact that after the 12th when Jupiter turns direct the number of retrogrades starts to diminish and we start moving towards something a little more normal.  (You may want to catch up with this article about the year of retrogrades if you’d like to learn more.).  And then of course there’s a day by day review of the week to help you with your planning.

(There is a transcript below the video, but I do encourage you to watch because there are visual aids that help to make everything clearer and more understandable. )

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Hey everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes. Welcome back to my channel where every week I give you all the astrological information that you need to have a great week. In today’s video, I’ll be talking about the astrology for the week of September 7 through the 14th 2020.

I’d like to start out with an update on the retrogrades. If you’ve been following this, you will already know but for those of you who might be new, we have an exceptional number of planets that are retrograde in the sky right now. Now what that means is that they appear to move backwards from our perspective here on Earth. Obviously, planets don’t actually orbit backwards, but sometimes from our perspective, they appeared to be turning in the sky, too. traveling backwards and then they appear […]

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By |2020-09-07T07:16:22-04:00September 7th, 2020|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Astrological update! Week of August 31 – September 6, 2020 including Pisces Full Moon

This week is packed with astrological juju: we have a very juicy Pisces Full Moon which includes, among other goodies, a harmonious sextile to Uranus to wake us up out of a rut and heighten our intuition.  Two planets (Mercury and Venus) change signs, and Mars prepares to turn retrograde on September 9th.  Transcription is below the video for those who prefer to read, but as always the video includes graphics and charts to illustrate more fully these planetary movements.


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(roughly edited, please excuse errors)

Hey everybody, its Lynn Hayes. Welcome back to my channel. I really appreciate your joining me here. If you’re new, every Monday I post a video about the astrological influences for the upcoming week and how you can get the most out of these influences in your own life.

In today’s video, we’re going to be talking about the upcoming Pisces Full Moon which will give us an infusion of magical energy, creative inspiration, spiritual focus, and hopefully a lot of really good things. We also have two planets that are changing signs which suggests a shift of energies that will create some movement in our own lives. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Let’s talk first about the Full Moon in Pisces. When the Moon is full, that means that the Sun, currently in Virgo, is opposite the Moon which is currently in Pisces. This is the culmination of the waxing lunar cycle. The lunar cycle starts at the New Moon where we craft our intentions, we plant our seeds, and then during the waxing phase there is a period of growth and the Full […]

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By |2020-08-31T07:43:06-04:00August 31st, 2020|Planetary news this week|6 Comments
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