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Sunday poetry: Finding balance under the Uranus station

Uranus turns direct today on the heels of the Aquarius New Moon. It has been virtually stationary at 15 Taurus since early December and will not move more than a degree until mid-March. Pluto will enter Aquarius during that time as well, and with Uranus the modern ruler of Aquarius the Uranian energy is dominant right now.

Uranus is electrical and sparkly, it inspires innovation and the shattering of old paradigms so that new ones can emerge. It favors technology and new inventions, as well as social justice and equality, but can act rather impersonally and without feeling.

All of this electrical energy can cause us to feel depleted. We may tire easily and feel exhausted if we are not adequately grounded. This poem offers a beautiful reminder to help find balance during this long Uranian period. 

Each night,

before sleep pulls you into slumber

Call back the fragments of your power from where or with whom you may have left it that day,

drawing your energy back into your bones

bringing yourself into your own heart.

Let your power reside in you,

your energy recharge.

Be at peace knowing your power belongs to no one
or nowhere but inside you



mending and glowing.

~ Brigit Anna McNeill

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By |2023-01-22T07:55:16-05:00January 22nd, 2023|Inspiration|4 Comments

Planetary news this week: Planetary stations and Aquarius season begins with a bang

Astrological update for the week of January 16-23, 2023

art by Krystlez

Retrograde update. This week the last of the retrograde planes change direction, and we will have no planets retrograde until June. When there are no retrograde planets time tends to speed up; without the pull of the retrograde planets to review and re-discover, we tend to find our lives passing without much reflection. We can adjust our own intention to incorporate this reflection into our daily lives though, through ritual and routines which support our inner experience as well as our outer one.

Planetary stations. Mercury turns direct on January 18th, and Uranus turns direct on the 22nd. Both of these planets are stationary in the sky as they prepare to change direction, which means their influence is more intense – especially if they are hitting a sensitive point in your chart and this is especially true of Uranus which has only moved one degree since early December from the station at 15 degrees Taurus, and it won’t move past the 15 degree point until March 16. This is a long time for Uranus to shine its laser beam of electrical charge and instigation for change, especially if you have planets between 10 and 20 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius). Personally I have three planets in those signs and I’m feeling it for sure!

A good way to handle this Uranian energy is to use its inspiration for innovation and change in our own lives. What can we do that will take our lives into a completely new direction? Where are we stuck? What changes do we know we need to make but have been resisting? Those fixed signs can make it […]

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By |2023-01-16T08:29:34-05:00January 16th, 2023|Planetary news this week|5 Comments

Astrological update for the week of January 17 2022: Cancer Full Moon and Aquarius Season begins


This week we have Mercury retrograde, having just changed direction, so I hope you all are being careful with your communication and reading instructions carefully.  😃  Venus is retrograde also, and you may be thinking more about people from the past who you’ve lost touch with, or repairing broken relationships. We also have Uranus changing direction this week, turning direct after about six months of retrogradation, meaning all of that impetus for change and authenticity will begin to find a route of action.  Three planets retrograde is about average – we need that slight pull to the past in order to stay in balance – but when planets change direction like Uranus will this week they do demand more of our attention. What in our lives isn’t really working, what tweaks or major adjustments need to be made? You may be pressed to do something about it this week.

The lunar nodes change signs every eighteen months or so, and they shift to the Taurus/Scorpio axis this week (read more about that here). I like to think of the nodes traveling backwards through the zodiac, helping us to clean up past karma and be released from the past as we continue to grow and evolve. For the next eighteen months this axis of power in fixed signs will help us to find balance between the intensity and passion of Scorpio and the need for serenity and peacefulness of Taurus.  Both are fixed signs: stubborn and powerful, with a tendency towards rigidity and difficulty letting go. This can lead to some conflict, and those of us who are conflict-averse may find this more of a challenge but it will help us to become more fully empowered and authentic.

Finally, […]

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By |2022-01-17T08:36:40-05:00January 17th, 2022|Planetary news this week|1 Comment

Astrological forecast for the week of January 10, 2022: Mercury retrograde and a Plutonic Full Moon


art by Agnieszka Szalabska

This week we actually have two planets changing direction: Mercury will turn retrograde on January 14th, and Uranus turns direct January 18th after being retrograde for the past six months or so. Mercury and Uranus are related symbolically as they both are involved in processes of the intellect: Mercury rules the small mind – the day to day thoughts and information that filter through our intelligence and inform our world, and Uranus is associated with the higher mind which translates information from multilevel dimensions of consciousness (intuition and insight, the “aha” moment).  Uranus of course is a much slower moving planet than Mercury, so its movements take much longer and it has been stationary for the past couple of months in preparation for this change of direction whereas Mercury has been stationary for the past few days.

When planets appear to be stationary their influence is more potent, especially if that planet is forming an angle to a planet in our chart. In any case, this is a week in which the processing of information is critical: communication, learning, thoughts, mechanical equipment – all of these things are under focus right now. Under the influence of Uranus which demands change from old paradigms we may be chafing while in yet another quarantine, but we may also be blessed with inventive ideas for how to change our world to better adapt to the current situation. Under the influence of Mercury stationing as it turns retrograde we may find ourselves stuck in a problem for which we can see no escape, and in that case the Uranian brilliance can help us to suddenly discover the solution.

Venus is still retrograde of course, and clients are […]

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By |2022-01-10T07:42:40-05:00January 10th, 2022|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

1.14.21 Uranus turns direct! No retrogrades for two weeks

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Last year we had 5-7 planets in retrograde motion for virtually the whole summer and into the fall. Uranus is the last of those planets to turn direct.  Uranus rules radical changes, disruption, electricity, multidimensional awareness and higher consciousness.  When a planet changes direction it makes a station – it is virtually stationary as it shifts course.  Uranus hasn’t traveled more than a degree in about a month, and it will continue to be stationary for a few weeks after it turns direct today.  Any big change which has been in the works will be able to gain traction and manifest more easily.

A planet making a station is at its most powerful in terms of potency. Departure from the status quo – radical behavior and a fearless embrace of the new is a hallmark of the Uranus station which happens approximately twice every year.  Jupiter (expansion) is in a tight challenging square to Uranus all this week, culminating on the 17th which will amplify this sense of breaking up old rules and regulations which will no longer work in the Brave New World.  The Moon is in Aquarius and since the modern ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, that is a nice fit.  The Aquarius Moon inspires us towards a broader perspective and a certain amount of detachment which can help us to make more sense of the disruption that we see all around us. ❤️

I chose this painting of an owl because the owl represents otherworldly wisdom.  In this image the owl is scrying into a globe that appears to be the Earth. 

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