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Thursday, April 2, 2020

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So much has transpired in the past two weeks. I’ve put together a portfolio of my photographs (geoffgronlund.myportfolio.com), social distancing has become l0ckdown in many many more places, and our sense of uncertainty and fear has escalated into waves of anxiety and depression. There is no mistaking the magnitude of our global situation, however dire it may be from one place to another. Staying home and staying safe is critical to lessening the infections and deaths from Coronavirus.

Saturn entered Aquarius on March 22nd. Because Saturn is restrictive and responsible, and Aquarius is community and friendship, social distancing is very apropos for the Saturn in Aquarius transit. More importantly, however, Saturn brings our sense of responsibility and achievement into alignment, begging the question of what does that imply for the next two-and-a-half years (Saturn’s journey through each sign). We are reestablishing and rebuilding new societal and communal structures. We are completely reevaluating the value of these crucial parts of our lives. Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, is in Taurus, which is the sign of what we value, our resources, our property, our self-sustainment. So when you synthesize these planets, the signs they’re in, and their rulers, we get a story. This is the story of actively (Mars) rebuilding (Saturn) our communities (Aquarius) by determining what is most valuable and self-sustaining (Taurus) for a better future (Aquarius).

As Mars begins its journey through Aquarius, after passing Saturn at 0° on Tuesday, we are all feeling a bit anxious and on edge. The fiery nature of Mars in the sign that rules our nervous system is prone to anxiety, especially in these fearful times. But I’m not here to fan those flames of fear. I am here to explain what good we can focus on during these transits. We are all feeling Mars and Saturn in Aquarius today, especially as Moon approaches an opposition to them in Leo this afternoon. She is already beginning to reflect all of these things back to us, as if looking into a mirror, awakening us to their potentials. Potentials that serve us.

Mars allows us to be bold, take action, and stand up for ourselves and what we believe in. In proper alignment, it is the creative spark that ignites a passion in us to boldly follow new paths forward. Aquarius rules our nervous system, science, community, and setting the bar higher. It seeks to go beyond the status quo, to rebel against the old outmoded ways of the past (Capricorn), to establish a future that reflects the values of higher consciousness. The sparks and inspirations that you’re having, perhaps with your friends over Zoom or Skype, are the valuable focal points for us right now. With Moon approaching an opposition to Saturn and Mars (in that order) today, we can expect to nurture these values and ideas, taking heart that our anxiety and fear are simply not serving us for the greater good and higher potential of what is to come. Granted some of us may be in places where the situation is quite dire, but that means it is even more imperative that we hold space with these visions of a better future for our communities and society-at-large. The world needs our hope and our ideas and our visions. Beyond the grueling monotony of traditional values and patriarchal mindsets, where greed and corruption and ulterior motives are rampant, there is a new civilization emerging. Today we reflect upon this and hold space with sparks of inspiration that can advance ourselves, our families, and our communities into a more aligned and awakened planet for our children’s children. Don’t feed into the rabbit hole of fear and anxiety. Lift yourself up into a reality of hope and love, tenderness and care, understanding and forgiveness. We are all related.

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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.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

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Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, August 28, 2012

I’ve been gone and busy lately. Easily attributed to Mercury stationing retrograde in Pisces on February 16th. As he is venturing in virtual reverse back into Aquarius and stationing direct again on March 10th we are making time to get our essential dignities in order. We are looking into the lens and considering the value of our place in the collective, in the community, and with our friends. It is difficult to explain how this affects us on a visceral level, other than to say that we are receiving flashes, bursts, colorful arrays of lofty visions and ideals. Especially yesterday and today as Mercury sextiles Uranus in Taurus. Here we are minding our own business, going about our daily tasks, however mindless they may be, when all of a sudden, WHAM!, we are blindsided by something we’ve never imagined before coming in from the unseeable layers around us. Listen to it, work with it, see if it’s worth applying to your future. But beware…

…these lofty ideals don’t seem to mesh too well with Mars grinding through the Mordoric marshes of Capricorn and approaching the great halls of Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn. These are rough waters stirring up the ease, churning life into uncomfortable realities we knew we might have to face someday. Why me? Why now? What about them? Do I really have to? Cages of rusting iron surround these ideals as we dream of their unfolding. Deep down we know they’ll manifest in some dimension, but it’s very hard to see where and when that will happen.

The lesson here is not giving up. The lesson is going forth with unshakeable faith that through all the darkness and pain we are pulling our tired limbs out of every day there is a glorious mountaintop to conquer. There is redemption, resurrection, and triumph over our hardships. This year is not for the faint of heart. Our road is not freshly paved, straight, and flat. It is made of gravel with boulders strewn astray from time to time. There are sharp corners around vertical drops. There are steep climbs up unseeable summits. Sitting back and expecting it all to happen on its own is not an option. This is about doing your work, aligning your house, cleaning out the basement, and talking about what really matters with those who really matter.

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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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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!

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

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Mars in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn starts our day today. These planets are in their home signs (Mars traditionally), helping them both work together to bring us further personal growth. The recognitions we’ve been having over the past week or so are begging us to take action and stay committed to the changes and rebuilding process we’ve embarked upon. We are in the midst of a deep psychological rebirth that can only come to fruition through determination and loyalty to our intentions. As Moon enters Libra this morning, we begin to weigh the value of the relationships we’ve been witnessing and more clearly understanding over the past few weeks. The grounding reality check going on has been an opportunity to lay a foundation under these relationships and build up and out into vastly more expansive horizons. Venus will enter Aquarius very early tomorrow morning, helping us raise the bar on our relationships and instill a higher purpose and calling to the value of them. Perhaps we will begin to recognize how we can apply that value to our community and tribal network. What essential contributions can our most sacred relationships bring to enhance the community and circle of friends we cherish? It is time to work together to elevate our local vibrations. Gather those you love this Solstice weekend and forge a unique future of communal engagement. The changes coming are going to begin there.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

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Venus and Pluto join together today. Witnessing our interactions and experiences we share with one another from a higher perspective helps us better understand the truths and roots inherent in our actions. The value of the deep connections we share, and how well those connections are evolving and growing, is the prominent theme of today. This year-long cycle beginning is one of rebirth and regeneration in our relationships. Invisible transformative forces are swarming between us, conjuring up our limitations, endings, and deaths, as well as our commitments, deep memories, and certainly our sexuality and passions. With Moon at home in Cancer joining its North Node this morning, how we personalize and process all these feelings of insecurity and trauma helps us along in compassionately entering into a new chapter with one another. And Mars in Scorpio trining Neptune in Pisces brings ample opportunity to find emotional healing and growth deep within our own personal process and transformation. It is an important day for tuning into our emotional healing and committing to a more valuable relationship with each other. Reflection always brings rewards, as long as the intent involves our future.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

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Our inner power is rooted in our sexuality. These forces swarm through our unconscious with subtle but very seated ties to ancient traditions and ceremony. With Moon conjunct Mars and opposing Uranus on the sexual axis of Scorpio/Taurus this morning, we find tremendous inner strength to break the chains that bind us to those ancient traditions. In doing so, we liberate the most powerful forces within us. Forces that for so long have been unconsciously associated with traditions that no longer–or never did–resonate with us. Jupiter and Venus meeting in Jupiter’s home of Sagittarius today lights the way forward across our new landscape of inner power. Rebel against what no longer resonates deep within. Build a new altar that honors the spirit of life flowing through the death of you.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Mercury stations direct today at 11° Scorpio. The messenger has fathomed the dark reaches of our inner underworld and is now preparing to return. The work we’ve done over the past three weeks, knowingly or not, was important work for our souls. As subtle as it may seem, all that was discovered, realized, and revealed over this time has cleared a path for an abundance of regenerative opportunities in our inner lives. Opportunities to expand our awareness into perspectives we have only heard faint whispers of. Opportunities to more fully understand the limitations and mortality of ourselves and our loved ones. Opportunities to birth a new direction or initiative in our life, thanks to our new awareness, perspective, and understanding. Embracing that which empowers us enables the fruits of our efforts to ripen and sustain us. Moon in Virgo sextile Mercury today supports this work, this initiative, this new direction. Awaken to You. Feel the love emanating from the cosmos within. You breathe it every day.

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New Moon, Sunday, October 27, 2019

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Tonight at 11:39pm EDT we have a New Moon at 4° Scorpio opposing Uranus at 4° Taurus. At the same time, Mars and Saturn are squaring each other in Libra and Capricorn respectively. This is an extremely powerful New Moon centered around embodying the sacred through awakening our sexual forces. Harnessing these forces is a sensitive dance, however. There is electrifying turmoil in the reaches of our emotional body seeking outward expression. We are facing the most powerful sexual archetypes in a myriad of placements and aspects, so relationship dynamics are most pressing on this New Moon. Our passions and perversions may swing wildly across boundaries into shadows we have repressed deep within our emotional bodies. Because of this, we need to ground ourselves and value some moments alone to recognize these feelings and desires, allow them to lose their affiliation with language, and harness them through heart-centered alignment of the elemental bodies. Our roots may be blocked or unleashed, and our minds may be stagnant or rampant, but whatever the case, open the channels and valleys to allow an uninhibited flow of these tsunamic forces through our physical, emotional, mental, and etheric bodies so they may come back into healthy alignment. We are about to upgrade our journey through life. How do you intend to do that?

Consultations: rovingsouls.com/astrology/
 
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