2.6.21 A brilliant download with Mercury conjunct Pallas in Aquarius

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Pallas is the goddess of divine intelligence and wisdom – she represents the root of all wisdom, and helps us to gain a higher understanding of our world, rising above our own concepts and beliefs to see a bigger picture. The asteroid Pallas is in Aquarius where she is quite comfortable, since under the influence of Aquarius the layers of multidimensional consciousness begin to open. Pallas was a name for Athena in her guise as the wise leader, and the asteroid Pallas symbolizes an innate wisdom that comes from the gods within – our higher voice of intuition.

Mercury is the planet of the mind and all matters of information processing – it operates on the mundane level to transmit data and operate machinery.  By itself it is not associated with wisdom or knowledge; rather it is the process of attaining knowledge.  But the conjunction of Mercury to Pallas which culminates on February 6th can facilitate this download of pure wisdom under the archetype of Aquarius, the bearer of wisdom from the stars to humanity.  Remember that Venus (relating) is also conjunct Saturn (restriction) on the 6th, so this is a solitary venture rather than any kind of group experience.

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By |2021-02-05T19:05:18-05:00February 6th, 2021|Planetary cycles, Planetary news this week|6 Comments

11.12.20 Pallas and the conjunction of Jupiter to Pluto

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The final phase of the Jupiter conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn hits today, and the evidence is everywhere.  Ideological (Jupiter) conflict (Pluto), the destruction and rebuilding (Pluto in Capricorn) of everything that we believe to be true (Jupiter).  The Archetypal Explorer put this chart together tracking the Covid peaks to the conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto, and you can clearly see the correlation. In our personal lives Jupiter and Pluto behave rather differently – under this influence the things which give our life meaning (Jupiter) have been blown apart (Pluto) and we are left with the things that are truly important so we can build on these as we move forward.

The asteroid Pallas is tightly conjunct Jupiter and Pluto at the time of the conjunction, shining a light of wisdom and of reason. This is a grace card to help us to use this divine knowledge of Pallas in order to rise above dangerous reactions that could create unforeseen and undesired effects, especially with the Moon in Libra today aligned with Venus to soften any hard edges and encourage harmony.  There are new paradigms now to build upon in order to bring new and perhaps more genuine meaning into our lives. ❤️

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By |2020-11-12T06:40:53-05:00November 12th, 2020|Planetary cycles|0 Comments

The Mercury/Pallas conjunction of 2019

Mercury and Pallas are very different planetary bodies, and they differ in their astrological significance as well.  Mercury is a planet after all, and Pallas an asteroid.  Mercury’s orbit is quite short, just 88 days, where the orbit of Pallas is 1686 days.  In the astrological pantheon, planets are given primary importance with asteroids relegated to a minor role – they add details and color to the basic energies that the planets describe.

But Mercury and Pallas share an affinity for the mental realm – they both are concerned with learning and understanding.  Mercury is the messenger god, and astrologically Mercury symbolizes the mind, mental function, the desire to learn and communicate, travel short distances, and run equipment.  Pallas (Athena) was born out of the head of Zeus, and symbolizes the kind of divine intelligence which is not dependent upon the limited mind or what can be learned.

Both Mercury and Pallas are androgynous in nature.  Mercury is a shapeshifter and is able to move smoothly between worlds; in his mythology he was the only god who was allowed to travel into the underworld of Pluto’s realm.  Pallas, though female, was born of no woman or man – she sprang fully formed out of the head of the king of the gods – his own creation, as it were.  I have observed that individuals who perceive themselves as transgendered often have a prominent Pallas in their charts. In mythology, Athena is sometimes called Pallas which means “young woman” – she was the “young woman of Athens. Athena had many different roles including that of Athena Nike, the victor, but it’s as Pallas that she expresses creative wisdom rather than warfare.

Mercury and Pallas will be traveling […]

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By |2019-10-14T05:42:26-04:00October 18th, 2019|Planetary cycles|1 Comment

Create your new beginning with the Gemini New Moon, June 3 2019

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The Moon is new on June 3rd in the sign of Gemini.  Gemini is the sign of the twins and finds pleasure in the embrace of dual views that may seem incompatible but which actually enhance our nature and help us to grow and evolve.  The more we understand about who we are, the more effective we can be in our lives and Gemini accomplishes this through attracting experiences through which we change and take on new characteristics and qualities.  Under the sign of Gemini we are more flexible, which makes it easier to create something new which forces us to shed an old skin that no longer fits these new experiences and new ways of looking at the world.

Gemini is an air sign, and lives in the realm of the mind.  Communication is critical under the influence of Gemini, and so is objectivity.  Gemini is also a bit of a mimic, encouraging us to try on new experiences and new personas in order to learn more about how we are.  In this New Moon chart, both the Sun and Moon are in a harmonious trine to Pallas – asteroid of Divine Intelligence.  Pallas connects us to our own inner knowing – unlike the flashes of intuition in which we gain knowledge from a higher plane, the wisdom of Pallas comes from within.  Under the influence of Pallas the divine spark of Universal wisdom is lit and we see with abundant clarity, unsullied by any confusion of personal emotions.

Venus, the planet of relating and attraction, is in a harmonious trine to transformational Pluto at this time.  The fruit of our ideas and realizations can be seamlessly integrated into our relationships […]

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By |2019-06-03T07:27:50-04:00June 1st, 2019|Moon|4 Comments

The November 14th Supermoon in Taurus – Building a solid foundation

Taurus Supermoon November 14The concept of the Supermoon, originally coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, has reached the mainstream as NASA calls this the biggest Supermoon since 1948.  A Full Moon or New Moon is called a Supermoon when it is at its closest to the Earth .  We don’t see the New Moon, of course, but the Full Moon appears larger and its astrological influence is stronger during a Supermoon than at other times, with higher tides and often extreme weather incidents.

Richard himself thinks that this is being overblown in the news:

The media have made a pretty big deal over this, but the truth is that the perigee (closest approach to Earth) for the November 14 SuperMoon occurs when the Moon is 356,511 kilometers away from our home planet. That’s only 1,348 km. closer than last month’s (October 16) SuperMoon; and only 66 km. (41 mi.) closer than the closest SuperMoon of 2011. This is really gilding the lily!

In any case, this Full Moon falls in the sign of Taurus – the sign of the Earth itself.

Taurus is the earthiest of all of the earth signs – it is a fixed sign so it encourages stability and perseverance, but is also stubborn and unyielding.  As an earth sign, Taurus is concerned with practical matters and physical comfort.  Sensual experiences of food and touch are important for Taurus, and for all of us under the Taurus Full Moon.

When the Moon is full in Taurus, the Scorpio Sun is exactly opposite the Moon.  Full Moons are the apex of the lunar cycle, and the opposition  (180 degree) aspect requires integration of polar opposites.  Where Taurus longs for peace and comfort, Scorpio demands intensity and […]

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