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New Moon in Libra: Healing karmic lessons from the past.

Once every month or so, we are given an opportunity to be reborn into a new zodiacal archetype when the Sun and Moon unite at the New Moon.  Each sign unfolds into the next as we move through the twelve archetypes of human existence, and we are given another opportunity to wipe the slate clean and begin anew, to create intention and to begin a cycle of growth.

This month the wheel has spun us into the Libra New Moon, which is also a Supermoon (™ Richard Nolle).  A Supermoon is at its closest point to Earth, and its energies are felt more intensely by us humans!  Supermoons are more visible when they are full as they appear large and glorious in the sky, but the Super New Moons are just as powerful.

Following the entry of the Sun into Libra at the Equinox, the Moon joins not only the Sun but also Mercury and Venus already in Libra.  As we move from Virgo into Libra, we transition from the critical thinking of Virgo into a more tactical and tactful way of looking at the world (Libra).  Libra is represented by the scales of balance that requires an equal and opposite reaction to every action.  The act of bringing disharmonious energies into harmony is the lesson of Libra.

Libra is ruled by the planet Venus – the planet of love, beauty and attraction.  With Venus in ascendance, matters of relationships and anything which brings aesthetic harmony into our lives will be highlighted.  But this New Moon is challenged by an opposition from Chiron, the planet of healing and wounding.  Under the influence of Chiron, the faultline that runs through our efforts […]

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By |2019-11-10T19:04:58-05:00September 27th, 2019|Moon|1 Comment

Alexa Ray Joel – A Portrait of Family Depression

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Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, was hospitalized over the weekend after ingesting eight Traumeel pills – a harmless homeopathic remedy.  The New York Post reports that Ms. Joel’s 911 call said that she had wanted to die but changed her mind.  Evidently she was distraught after a breakup with her boyfriend, musician Jimmy Riot that occurred about a year ago.
It is often said that depression runs in families, and some scientists believe that it is a chemical imbalance that runs in families and that this imbalance can be treated with pharmaceuticals.  Certainly we can see tendencies towards depression in the astrological chart, along with the pathways to healing, and somtimes these tendencies do run in families.
Billy Joel, Ms. Joel’s father, famously suffers from depression.  He was hospitalized after a suicide attempt in 1970, and spent a few stints in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in 2003 and 2005.  Mr. Joel’s astrological chart shows a tight square between Pluto (intensity, fear, power and compulsion) to his Sun, showing a tendency to engage in experiences that will push him to the limits of his endurance and beyond.  He also has a challenging square between Saturn (insecurity and depression) to Venus, which reveals his difficulty with love and marriage, despite the fact that Jupiter (the planet of good fortune) sits in his seventh house of marriage and partnership.  Challenging aspects from Saturn and Pluto to very personal planets like the Sun and Venus often indicate a tendency towards depression and an intensity of experience that goes beyond what others feel.
Alexa Ray Joel’s chart is similarly challenging, with a square from both Mars (anger) and Pluto (compulsion) to […]
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By |2018-06-11T12:26:43-04:00December 8th, 2009|Health & Healing, People, Psychology|Comments Off on Alexa Ray Joel – A Portrait of Family Depression
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