Astrology

January 26, 2020

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View from Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, Vernazza, Italy

Venus is conjunct Neptune in Pisces today and tomorrow, with Mars squaring them from Sagittarius. Addtionally, Moon approaches Venus/Neptune Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Relationships. Perhaps plagued by selfish desires or righteous indignation from nethers we can’t control, Mars squaring this otherwise nebulous and beautiful Venus/Neptune conjunction in Pisces brings us a window of time we might be better off laying down our guns in order to drink in an extra-passionate display of indulgences. Of course Mars in Sagittarius can take our fiery passions, desires, and anger to extremes, but the deep love-infused feminine bath of Moon/Venus/Neptune in Pisces douses those flames with hymns of the Sirens and leaves us with no capacity to disregard their tune. This is a Piscean window. What do you see outside your Piscean window? The cliffs of a beautiful Mediterranean village under a blue sky and beside a calm sea? Gorgeous fields of poppies? A babbling spring brook filled with ducklings and swans? Whatever it may be, this is the story of these days. Be mindful of your temper, however. Don’t let often-overly-righteous Mars slash and burn the villages, fields, and banks of your otherwise delightful scenery!

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January 22, 2020

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Tomorrow is a New Moon in Aquarius (4:41pm EST). Fresh off a few days reflecting upon the losses and suffering we endured over the past year or two (see yesterday’s post), we emerge into the higher octave of Saturnian wisdom. Aquarius reaches beyond the traditional confines of Capricorn and spreads its newfound wisdom like wings across vast expanses of the collective landscape. This brings the outstanding achievements and recognition we’ve worked so hard for back down the mountain and into the community that we belong to in the valley. It is a time to share, co-create, and work together to achieve the unimaginable.

A beautiful opportunity to raise our own standards of altruism and lower selfish concerns, this New Moon helps awaken us to the value inherent in our own local community and circle of friends. What we can accomplish for the greater good together is much greater than what only one or two people can accomplish alone. Aquarius seeks a frequency that resonates the faculty of the mind responsible for enlightenment and awakening. It is where we find the gateway to the bliss of Pisces, but it requires a Saturnian code of responsibility. We must adhere to the ethics of sincere service to community and friendship and not waiver from that sincerity.

This is the cusp of giving thanks to and absolving the confining ruts we carved for ourselves and reaching into a more advanced, sincere, progressive, and collective future. As I mentioned yesterday, once we understand WHY Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn may have knocked down so much in our lives, we can begin to build on a beautiful new foundation that elevates our future to places that were once unimaginable.

Make time for ceremony tomorrow, especially during sundown on the east coast. Reflect upon your past, revel in your present, and rejoice in your future. This is a new beginning for all of us that we don’t want to overlook.

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January 22, 2020

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Moon in Capricorn until 8:20am Friday brings reflection upon all the strife, pain, and loss we’ve suffered in the past year, giving us ample opportunity to see more clearly the hard lessons we are emotionally evolving to understand. Because once we understand WHY Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn may have knocked down so much in our lives, we can begin to build on that beautiful new foundation and elevate our future to places that were once only imaginable.

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January 20, 2020

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Fields of Union County, November 27, 2019 – Photo by Geoff Gronlund

We have been living the Capricorn dream, which is more of a concrete reality than a dream. The bugs and critters that have been infesting our nooks and crannies have come out to play and we are doing all we can to eliminate them from our domain. So many problems and responsibilities, issues from our past, boundaries crossed and penance due, karmic cleansing. What Capricorn has taught us is right from wrong, truth from lies, work from play, integrity from treachery. These are hard lessons, and hard earned lessons. The struggles we’ve gone through haven’t been easy, and they seem to continue testing us, as if they’re not going away.

We can expect the unexpected, however, as Sun moves into Aquarius today and the New Moon is in Aquarius on Friday. A breath of fresh air seems to drift out of the dark forest of Capricorn and into the open fields, allowing us to see the bright blue sky again. This is a glimpse of the rebirth we will emerge from this coming December. In the meantime, we are incubating and maturing. We are expanding the vessel of the Self in order to contain all that our rebirth will bring. Our task today, as Moon passes Mars in Sagittarius, is to look far into our journey, our soul, the expansive landscape that we both seek and traverse every day, and recognize the actions we need to take in order to discover all the colors of our rainbow, all the layers of achievement we are striving to manifest. Layers that encompass every shade of light, from the darkest moors of desolation to the brightest warmth of a loving embrace.

Aquarius is the harbinger of brilliance, discovery, and greater awareness. Blake’s Poetic Genius, if you will. There is a wise voice whispering across eternity through everything, and it is up to us to awaken our capacity to not only hear it, but to listen. Worlds are colliding, synchronicity is mounting, and channels are opening. Emerge from the forests of Capricorn into the fields of Aquarius. Discover your greatest future.

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Is It the End or the Beginning?

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Sun conjunct Mercury conjunct Ceres conjunct Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn today and tomorrow. The most tremendous achievements require the most tremendous work. Halfway only gets you halfway. Those of us who’ve walked with integrity by taking responsibility for our actions, decisions, and failures are reaping rewards that have come through great effort. It’s not easy owning up to the choices we’ve made when they brought us dead ends and losses. But that is necessary if we are to make it through this planetary gauntlet without repercussions. Stop blaming others, stop blaming institutions, stop blaming anything and anyone who isn’t responsible for the limitations and mistakes in your life. The reckoning is upon us. The King is entering the hall where the Lord of Karma, the Lord of the Underworld, the Lady of Gaia, and the Messenger have been discussing our circumstances. What is the King learning from them? How will we know all that is being communicated? What do YOU think they’re talking about? I’m guessing it’s obvious now that we all have to go through hell before we get to heaven, at least proverbially speaking. Where are you now?

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Photo credit: Geoff Gronlund, Portland Head Light during Hurricane Sandy, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, October 28, 2012.

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Full Moon in Cancer, Friday, January 10, 2020

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The Full Moon penumbral lunar eclipse at 20° Cancer is Friday, January 10th at 2:22pm EST.

Moon is reflection. It exemplifies the process (phases) of reflecting upon ourselves, showing then hiding from us the entirety of who we are. Our undigested emotional trauma, our fears, our insecurities, our personal hangups, our inner child that needs affection, tenderness, and security. It is a time when we can fully see and recognize how these stresses in our lives are triggers that keep us in deeply carved ruts of personal plaque. When the light of our Sun fully reflects upon our Moon, all these facets of ourselves are exposed for us to reflect upon in hopes of understanding ourselves better and recognizing how to better nourish ourselves. Thus it is when we should bring to the altar whatever may be holding us back and preventing us from unfolding our wings so that we can let those things go and progress toward a more absolute awakening, not just a fleeting one. This Full Moon eclipse occurs in its home sign at 20° Cancer, magnifying its value and importance.

There is a caveat, however. As typical as this may seem, and it is typical this time of year, what is not typical is what Moon is opposing. There is a momentous communion of planets in Capricorn right now, magnified Sunday with an exact Saturn/Pluto conjunction (more on that in a future post). Saturn, Pluto, Mercury, Sun, Ceres, Jupiter, and Moon’s south node are all there, convening to play a daunting role in our Full Moon process. Remember, Moon is reflecting light from the Sun, who is assembled with all of these planets in Capricorn. Thus we are approaching a critical moment of reflection upon all the limitations, deaths, lies, failures, boundaries crossed, and inner workings of our darkest experiences and corners we’ve been hiding from and have been hidden from us. We are stripping the layers off into the deepest roots of our foundation in life and recognizing it for the first time. All the decisions, the reasons (or lack thereof) for our choices, and how they led us to where we are. Because of the austere and unyielding influence of the Capricorn congregation, this will make for a rather painful attempt to honor and process our Cancerian traumas and insecurities.

It would be best to plan a quiet weekend in order to respect our boundaries and nurture our personal space, making plenty of time for reflection, affection, dissemination, and integration. Let what light there is shine in from the fringes and illuminate your weary soul. What exactly needs to be released, or gained, in our lives in order to achieve the transformation necessary to unfold our glorious wings of triumph? This is a balancing act of honoring our greatest strengths while forgiving our greatest weaknesses. Don’t let the geopolitical drama engulf you in depression and anxiety. Love and healing and evolution begin in our hearts and in the hearts of our loved ones at home and in our community.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

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Mars moved into Sagittarius overnight, and Mercury is conjunct Moon’s South Node in Capricorn. Take heed of Mercury’s counsel today. He has indispensable knowledge for us from the growing Capricorn round table. Messages we’ve been ignoring for quite some time now. Mars in Sagittarius brings renewed stamina, drive, and excitement for what is to come, as terrifying as it may have seemed lately. The changes we’ve been going through haven’t been easy, which is why we haven’t changed some things we know we should yet, but our quiet inner spirit knows the value and opportunities that await when we do finally appease those insistent gods. There is a lasting vitality to Mars in Sagittarius. One in which we can deliver the goods we’ve been meaning to. It is a primal force driving and inspiring us to expand far beyond the limitations we have been up against in the past few months. The daunting collapse and painful rebuild of our lives that has been in process just became a little more understandable. We are beginning to recognize the value of loss and the opportunities that arise from it, albeit gradually. Place your goals in front of you and don’t veer off course. Mars insists we take the chances we’ve been meaning to take!