5.12.21 – Rebalancing and mental clarity with Mercury trine Saturn

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Did anyone else find this New Moon to be particularly intense? I know I did!  Today’s energies will help to balance out rough energies and facilitate the processing of information that might have been gained from the lunar event. Mercury is in its own sign of Gemini, where it is best able to handle the inflows of data that comes from our experiences and filtered through our psyche and emotions into a form which can be used for growth and increased understanding.  The stability of Saturn, also in its own sign as the traditional ruler of Aquarius, helps to ground all of the information coming through and focus a bit more on what is important and what is not.

Both Mercury and Saturn are in air signs which are more yang than the earthy energy we just went through with the Taurus New Moon – there is the potential for more movement and the breaking up of stuck energies.  The Moon enters Gemini today, and that will facilitate this changeability even more.  Mercury ruled Gemini is all about the mind and the mental constructs and ideas that we base our lives upon.  With the mental clarity that Saturn brings to Mercury, today is an excellent day for reading, communicating, or just sitting quietly and absorbing the wisdom that is all around us. ❤️


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The refreshing mysteries of the Pisces Full Moon

This Full Moon in Pisces is a watery pool of magic!  In Pisces we see through the heart and the soul, using our amazing creative intelligence to unwrap gifts of consciousness from the Universal Mind. However, with the Pisces Moon opposite the Virgo Sun we may lose sight momentarily of the worldly details (Virgo) that keep us rooted on Planet Earth.  Pisces is a sign of magic and imagination, as well as mysticism and spirituality.  Under its influence we seek to merge into a feeling of bliss and unity with the One, but it can also be somewhat destabilizing in its watery call to realms unknown.  However, there is a great deal of Earth energy in the skies right now, with three planets in Capricorn and the Virgo Sun providing a balance point to help ground the Piscean mysticism into a mundane form to which we can more easily relate.

Embedded in the chart of the Full Moon is a harmonious trine from Uranus, planet of innovation and change, to the Sun (and a sextile to the Moon.  This Uranian aspect helps to break up a little of the earthy practicality and offers a taste of liberation and an opportunity for a paradigm shift. A trine from Mercury to Saturn offers even greater stability and diligent patience to assist in crystallizing the Piscean experience into something we can make practical use of.

We do have some potential stress from a challenging aspect between Venus (relating) and both Mars (self-orientation) and Saturn (solitude and tension) which could make personal relationships somewhat more difficult if we expect too much from others during this Full Moon.  Venus aspects typically last just a day or so, but when embedded in a lunar chart they […]

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By |2020-09-01T19:17:00-04:00September 1st, 2020|Moon|2 Comments

New Moon in Aquarius today!

Aquarius New MoonCrescent Moon art by Carl Homstad.

This has been an exciting astrological week, with Mercury having entered Aquarius on the 10th and Venus leaving Aquarius for Pisces. While Mercury is in Aquarius (for the rest of the month) the mind (Mercury) is full of new ideas and brilliant new discoveries, while Venus turns her attention from the realm of reason to the world of Spirit and flow. Venus in Pisces brings us additional creativity which is encouraged by the Aquarian inventiveness of the mind (Mercury).

That inventiveness begins to take form on the 12th when Mercury forms a harmonious trine to Saturn, stabilizing the mental process and encouraging avenues of expression in which something practical is created. This stability is threatened a bit the following day with a stressful opposition from Mercury to Mars (aggression) and the Aquarian New Moon

New Moons are times of new beginnings, when the solar principle of consciousness and ego development (Sun) conjoins the lunar instinctive principle governing that which is more hidden (Moon). This New Moon is in Aquarius and aligns within a degree with Chiron and Neptune, so the Sun, Moon, Chiron and Neptune are all powerfully aligned as a tremendous force for healing and integration on a soul level. With the energy of this New Moon it’s time to integrate all of the lessons of emotional balance that Chiron and Neptune have been teaching since February of 2009 when they first aligned, and move forward in a completely new direction. This visionary Aquarian influence is all about getting un-stuck and using the power of the mind and reason to move us out of dead areas of our lives and into new beginnings.

This New Moon also includes a harmonious sextile from […]

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By |2010-02-13T09:29:08-05:00February 13th, 2010|Moon|Comments Off on New Moon in Aquarius today!

Bill Clinton’s heart ailment: Chiron and the Sun

Bill Clinton underwent an angioplasty yesterday to open a clogged heart artery after experiencing chest pains.  Doctors say he is recovering normally and should be able to renew his normal activities soon.

However, I have some concerns about the health of the former president.  Bill Clinton has the Sun in Leo, the sign of development and expression of the Self, and he has Libra rising which is often called the Peacemaker.  Clinton can be quite charming with four planets in Libra plus Chiron, but he also has a rather nasty conjunction of Mars and Neptune sitting right on the ascendant which I wrote about two years ago.

The Sun in the birthchart represents the physical heart, and stressful aspects to the Sun can sometimes bring on heart ailments that then disappear after the planetary cycle is over.  When Saturn squared Clinton’s progressed Sun in late August/September of 2004, he underwent open heart surgery and has been free from problems until now.

At the moment, the combination of Chiron and Neptune, which have been conjunct in the sky for the past year or so and will continue to travel within three degrees of each other throughout the year, are now in an exact opposition (180 degrees) from Clinton’s Sun.  This is a stressful aspect that can bring about the need for emotional healing as well as physical healing.  The conjunction of Chiron and Neptune has been a rather intense experience for many people (you can read more about that planetary combination here) over the past year but now it will hit Clinton particularly hard.

Chiron’s role as the “Wounded Healer” facilitates the release of old psychic and emotional wounds so that we can become more fully healed.  We all walk around with […]

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By |2018-06-11T12:31:25-04:00February 12th, 2010|Health & Healing, Moon|Comments Off on Bill Clinton’s heart ailment: Chiron and the Sun
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