Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Red Tail over Yosemite, August, 2012, Geoff Gronlund

There is no denying how surreal our collective reality has become. Surrealism, limitations, fear, and… opportunity. As many of you may have read from an array of gracious authors just how much of an opportunity this is to re-nurture our lives from the ground up, it indeed is exactly that. Taking this time to fuse long-lost strands of deeply meaningful bonds between ourselves and those we love, miss, and cherish is the most ideal and compassionate action we can all take right now. As an astrologer whose oath it is to help people better understand their soul intentions in this lifetime, it’s a difficult reality to feel as though my knowledge and experience and insight can still be meaningful or useful. But underneath the wet blanket of our newfound surrealism, there lies our deep quiet lives that still exist. Our pain, suffering, fear, and uncertainty, as well as our laughter, gratitude, love, and compassion.

Everything happening in the world around us is sinking into our emotional body, either slowly or quickly. The honest acceptance and complete recognition of what is really happening is not accessible, because no one actually recognizes completely what is really happening. Therefore, we are face-to-face with the unknown. A mysterious fortune that is unfolding before all of us. I’m talking about anxiety and depression. I’m talking about the core roots of these two very destructive, yet subtle, forces that are looming large around many of us these days.

There is no sugar-coating the writing in the stars right now. Astrologers have been talking about the January conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn for decades. And with Jupiter and Mars now on the January point of that conjunction, and Moon’s nodes right where they were on September 11, 2001, these are not days to brush under the rug.

As Sun enters Aries tonight at 11:49pm EDT, we begin a new cycle of the zodiac. No longer able to rely on the timeless Piscean bliss afforded us in the womb, we are thrown into the experience of Selfhood, where we have to stand up for ourselves, fend for ourselves, and try to understand the world in which we’ve been born. A daunting task, but one that we’ve all accomplished as gracefully as possible. We need to do this again.

Now more than ever we need to take the right course of action in all that we do. Mars has come into the halls of Saturn-ruled Capricorn to greet and activate Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn. The turbulence is persistent, the rapids are raging, and the ground is trembling, but the decisions and actions we make and take over the next two weeks are very important in the long run. It is no small feat what we are all enduring right now. How we react to this surreality around our children will make a lifelong impression upon them. And how we choose to proceed into our lives as we emerge from this madness is of equal importance. Go lightly and with grace. Mars often takes no prisoners, but if you keep your wits about you there are gifts lying in wait ahead. Recognize the opportunities in every moment. The blue skies will continue to return to us, time and time again.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Sunrise over Bacalar Lagoon, Mexico, February, 2017

Today’s transits, unfortunately, are ripe for more unexpected news as Moon in Scorpio opposes volatile rebellious Uranus around noontime. I’m sure we can expect grim reports on the economy. Later on, she will oppose Venus in the early evening hours, hopefully lending a hand to some quality time with loved ones around a warm meal in a warm home, reflecting upon what matters most to us after all: love, affection, and security.

There’s no denying it, things are very frightening and daunting right now. We are being tested as a collective on how to take responsibility for our actions and whatever power structures we have constructed out of spite or ulterior motive. The boundaries that have been crossed are being thrown back in the faces of those who are to be held accountable, and even those who aren’t. It seems like a reckoning because it is. Mars is in Capricorn approaching Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn. This is a very difficult month, to say the least. And you certainly don’t need an astrologer to tell you that! But as Mars makes his way through the sign of responsibility, karma, and governmental structures, hitting three very powerful planets on his way, it’s a force to be reckoned with. So hold onto your hats and hold onto your loved ones. We can ride this out and we will. These are passing cycles that we are equipped to withstand.

Dates to note:
March 18: Moon conjunct Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn throughout the day
March 19: Mars conjunct Jupiter at 22° Capricorn
March 22: Mars conjunct Pluto at 24° Capricorn
March 31: Mars conjunct Saturn at 0° Aquarius

I’ll try to be more informative as the days go by. For now, just love the one you’re with…and play that song! Lots of songs!


Thursday, March 5, 2020

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Venus came home to Taurus last night. This is decadent indulgence. We are recognizing the value of all that surrounds us. From the wind through the pines to the socks around our toes. As we spend the next month with this benevolent placement of the goddess of beauty in her home sign of Taurus, we can expect financial matters to dominate our consciousness. As I said, we are recognizing the value of everything in our lives. We are checking in on our sustainability and our volatility. Can what we are doing last? Are my dreams practical and attainable? Maybe there’s a more lucrative direction. Take heed of this transit and put energy into what is valuable to you, but be mindful of investing, because as she approaches Uranus in the next couple of days we will see more and more market instability. Give it a week or so. Just remember to make what is valuable to you sustainable. And don’t forget to respect the people and experiences that are valuable to you, not just the stuff!