I will be adding weekly astrological information to be aware of from my perspective. Enjoy and use as you will…
Astro Week 4-14 to 4-21
Well folks Sunday evening and for today we have had the Sun trine to Jupiter retrograde from Aries to Sagittarius 24°. Fire is stimulating. The Sun wants to do something and Jupiter says how far do we need to travel to do it?
During this week we will have Mercury and Venus nearing the end of Pisces and entering into Aries: first Mercury on the 17th and then Venus on the 20th. These are both energy shifts. Our thoughts and words may appear to want to leap off our tongue and attempt to describe the arena of Pisces we have just traveled thru. Finding a willing audience will be the challenge. We are in the season of Aries and there is much attempting to be done. Venus on the other hand may have provided an awareness of a broad range of interaction potential with others and deeper self. She will not be so eager to share the breadth of that Piscean journey with others unless they are very close friends.
On Friday as the workweek culminates will be a Libra full Moon at 29°. Are your intentions set at the new Moon still on track? Since this will be inconjunct 150° from Venus at the very end of Pisces you may want to consider some last minute but profound avenues of meaningful interaction with others that exist beyond just the physical. (LIBRA 30°): THREE MOUNDS OF KNOWLEDGE ON A PHILOSOPHER’S HEAD.
KEYNOTE: The fulfillment of man’s power of understanding at whatever level of existence the person operates.
A true philosopher is a man who is able to “understand,” not merely “know,” the processes of life as he comes to experience them directly. He is the man of wisdom, different indeed from the man of science; for while there must be knowledge before understanding, knowledge alone can be both barren and destructive of wisdom. This peculiar symbol refers of course to “phrenology,” which is usually considered a pseudoscience, but may provide significant indications. Number 3 always indicates a state of completion. The symbol implies a fulfillment of philosophical understanding, which obviously has nothing to do with academic degrees or the writing of successful treatises on abstract concepts.
This fifth stage symbol is the last of the Libra series. Understanding and wisdom develop in terms of the life of community and through experiences provided by interpersonal and group relationships. Cultural factors are always involved, even though true wisdom transcends cultural values and is rooted in the essential nature of Man. What is at stake here is A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO KNOWLEDGE, based on universals.
On Saturday the 20th, along with Venus shifting into Aries the Sun shifts into Taurus and this is a huge energy perspective change. Where you have been attempting to accomplish many things it now becomes a cycle of chilling for a bit. Spring is in the air and the garden may need to be tended. Venus the ruler of Taurus having just entered Aries should provide you the energy to be up to the task.
Astro Week 4-8 to 4-14
Well, the new Moon has passed and everyone has set his or her intentions for the next cycle. That would be a one-month intensive and a 6-month whole cycle when the new Moon occurs in Libra. Today as I look at the clock chart (current) the Moon and Mars straddle the ascendant of 29° Taurus. That means Gemini is about to rise. By the end of today the Moon will be conjoined with Mars at 5° Gemini and there could be an exhilaration of feelings.
During the week the Sun forms a square aspect to the Saturn/Pluto/south node in Capricorn that lasts thru the whole week. This speaks to tension that may arise between the individual and the collective control unit (government, big business, etc.). Now we should not overlook the fact that these organizing functions of society are themselves under pressure as Saturn, the rule maker/enforcer engages with Pluto, lord of the underworld and purveyor of exposing hidden facts. Often Pluto is painted with a tarred brush for what it brings into considerations. Here are some other things he is responsible for: investigation, transformation, research, investing, shamanic processes… Perhaps there are factors of rule adjustment possible during this encounter.
Many as well, when the south node of the Moon is involved flee for a save haven to somehow protect themselves from repercussions for off color experiences they may have instigated or at least turned a blind eye to. We must remember that the south node is half of an equation and that the north node/south node is a complete package. There is a lesson plan the south node entails that if played effectively provides opportunity for the north node to utilize in the growth process. This is a continuous loop that feeds back into the next moment of new lessons to grow into. Where the rub appears to be is in our willingness to actually continue to become more than we were.
While all this is playing out there is still the Piscean imageinal soup of the unlimited frontier beckoning our participation with Mercury (how we think and communicate) and Venus (how we get along with one another) dancing with Neptune near the center of Pisces. Some might use this opportunity to seek refuge in some escape process: the bottle, drugs, sex, the cloth, or just plain dreamland. We should not forget that Pisces is the mystic, the poet, the visionary and psychic navigator. There is opportunity here to explore some rather profound avenues of ourselves if we are willing to effect meaningful change within and with others.
On Friday the Moon will oppose that Capricorn trio at the first lunar square of this cycle. From the lunar perspective of the cycle this is referred to as a crisis in action. This is also a “T” square with the Sun in the center. Vitality (Sun) is in the hot seat. Mars is still the planet that has something to say about how the Sun will respond. In Gemini, Mars may be tempted to play the storyteller, or trickster/shape-shifter, yet perhaps there even the teacher might surface. Remember Aries has an impulsive side and which of the Martian qualities might surface in your world? The position Mars occupied when you began this life journey has something to offer into the equation.
Enjoy the week…
Astro Week 4-1 to 4-7
As this week begins the Moon shifts from Aquarius to Pisces. All those wild and crazy thoughts that surfaced as Mercury concluded its retrograde cycle last week were recently being stimulated as the Moon did its dance thru Aquarius. As this week progresses the Moon will move thru Pisces and join forces with Venus and then the Mercury Neptune conjunction on its way to conjoin the Sun in the middle of Aries. This voyage of the Moon thru Pisces can stimulate feelings of energy signatures from deep within as well as seemingly far away regions of ourselves. Perhaps the general tendency to curb wanderings into creative levels of imagination might be set aside for the middle part of this week.
Mars the ruler of Aries and the end of last week finally escaped across the line at from Taurus into Gemini and the energy uptick was palpable. I am currently in a shamanic workshop online with Sandra Ingerman working with the spirits of nature. I bring this up because the Sabian symbol for this next new Moon speaks to this adventure: (ARIES 16th°): NATURE SPIRITS ARE SEEN AT WORK IN THE LIGHT OF SUNSET.
KEYNOTE: Attunement to the potency of invisible forces of nature.
In the light of personal fulfillment (symbol of sunset and wisdom) man may be able to establish a life-giving contact with natural forces. These are active any time growth processes take place, but man’s individualized mind is usually too focused on working for consciously set goals to be able to realize concretely the presence of invisible (or “occult”) forces in operation. These forces constitute a specific realm of any planetary life. They are inherent in all “biospheres,” on whatever planet. They are non individualized and un-free energies forming in the substratum of all life processes thus of the process of integration at the level of the planet-as-a-whole, i.e. the planet as an organism with its automatic systems of growth, maintenance and organic multiplication: In this planetary organism those nature forces act as guiding and balancing harmonizing factors somewhat as the endocrine system does in a human body, and behind this system the more occult web of chakra energies related to prana – the solar energy. It is when this energy becomes less dominant thus symbolically at sunset – or when the body energy is weakened by illness, fasting or sensory deprivation, that it becomes easier to perceive these “nature spirits” and to give them forms that symbolize the character of their activities. These forms differ with the cultural imagery of each human collectivity, retaining nevertheless some basically similar characteristics.
When this Sabian symbol reaches into the consciousness of a man seeking meaning, it should be seen as an invitation to open his mind to the possibility of approaching life in a holistic and non-rational, intuitive manner.
This is the first stage of the fourth fivefold sequence of cyclic phases. It implies a call to REPOTENTIALIZATION. What this means also is the process of “becoming like a little child.”
So, as we dive into this upcoming week we should be setting in motion consideration as to just what we want to set as our intention for this next new Moon on Friday the 5th at around 2 am PDT. To add some flavor into this next new Moon, the Sabian symbol for Mars at that time will be: (GEMINI 4°): HOLLY AND MISTLETOE REAWAKEN OLD MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS.
KEYNOTE: A longing for the pre intellectual state of consciousness.
The intellect ruled by the ego has taken all that had been seen by the translucent mind (the “glass bottomed boat’ Gemini 1°) and has given it a logical, rational form. Yet old memories of childhood and its native faith sometimes make their way into the consciousness. They are aroused by what remains of the ancestral images that once had great vitality and power (mistletoe was sacred to the Druids). The holly with its brilliant contrast of red and green recalls a more primitive and magical sense of color, as exemplified in Tibetan art. A nostalgia for more natural and feeling oriented values tends to lead to a movement of protest thus, to the intensification of the emotions in the individual personality, or to the Romantic Movement after the post classical and post rationalistic European period.
This is the fourth stage in the thirteenth series. It recalls the fourth stage in the eighth sequence (Phase 39, Taurus 9° symbolized by “a fully decorated Christmas tree.” But the vivid experience of childhood now has become only an obsessive or nostalgic memory. It heralds a resurgence of deeper values and aspirations that had been forced back into the collective unconscious. What is stressed here is the value of tradition-based archetypes during the process of “discovery,” a RETURN TO THE SOURCE. The contact with archetypes may nevertheless lead to explosive situations.
I would invite all who care to reawaken their connection to the natural surround to spend some time with any of the many aspects of the natural world as you determine an advisable direction to head in after this next new Moon cycle begins.
On a rather longer range matter Jupiter reached it current degree last week on March 27th. It will be there thru it turning retrograde on April 10th and thru the 25th as it proceeds back to 14° of Sagittarius on August 12th of this year. Jupiter and in Sagittarius speaks to an adventure into distant lands. There is an optimistic nature to Jupiter as well as good-natured joviality. Seeking to expand and grow whatever is encountered, both positive and negative, we approach an opportunity to reflect on what it is we want to grow into in a large fashion for quite a bit of this year. The Sabian symbol for the stationary degree of this Jupiter transition is: (SAGITTARIUS 25°): A CHUBBY BOY ON A HOBBYHORSE.
KEYNOTE: The anticipatory enjoyment of powers one can only as yet dream of utilizing.
The horse has always been a symbol of power and, in many instances, of sexual energy. Until very recently the horse gave man a greater possibility of conquering more space and what that space contained. Mounted on his hobbyhorse and experiencing the to-and-fro rhythm of its motion, the well fed boy unconsciously, and perhaps nowadays half consciously, may anticipate the rhythm of the sexual act. In a sense it is also a kind of make-believe and growth through the imagination, but here – in contrast to what was shown in the symbol for Phase 261- the imagination is active at the organic body level. There is something of an initiation in the play.
This is the last symbol of the fifty-third sequence of five. It ends in a mood of play, but it is a play filled with cultural and emotional expectation, unconscious though this expectation may be. We see here the FORESHADOWING of the mature experience of manhood. (I would change manhood to read adulthood)
As we are in the transitional energy phase of this currently this is something more to throw in your pipe and contemplate. ENJOY THE WEEK AND ONWARD…
AstroWeek 3-24 to31 of 2019
Mercury steps up to the plate this week. Today the 24th Mercury retrograded back across Neptune and will station conjunct Neptune @ 16° of Pisces on the 27th. This is an all week process with Mercury energized by its placement @ 16° for the rest of the week. Sabian symbol for this: (PISCES 17°): AN EASTER PARADE.
KEYNOTE: The capacity inherent in all great socio-cultural Images to unite the members of a community in a display of excellence.
Here we see, by contrast, the unifying power of great myths and symbols in truly organic and self-perpetuating culture. The Image of the Resurrection spurs all men within the pale of Christendom to appear at their very best and to dynamize themselves in some kind of self-renewal in response to the Christ mythos, and to the call of nature’s springtime as well. Wherever found, this symbol emphasizes the value of attuning one’s life activities and moods to the ritualistic patterns of society or Earth-nature, rather than acting in complete independence from the group.
The Collective dominates the Individual, and Yin overpowers Yang. It is a time for conformity to what constitutes the highest ideals of one’s culture and for PARTICIPATION IN COLLECTIVE PEAK EXPERIENCES.
Since Mercury is how we think and communicate, among other things, what might be the results of the recent Mercury retrograde cycle that you wander into? This is very fertile ground. Neptune has been pouring the waters of truth upon these moments and waiting for us to awaken to something new.
On Tuesday the 26th Venus moves from Aquarius into Pisces bringing that percolating social front into the next phase of seeing what the group has considered to seek a more profound level of meaning to grow with. Venus in Pisces stimulates the potential for a blending of energies, so the opportunity arises to seek and recognize the oneness of all things, not just in how to engage with other humans. Doing things together to accomplish this is great for soul expansion.
The week rounds out on Mars entering Gemini on the 31st. You might feel the uptick in energy as Mars is released from a more kicked back zone of the zodiac into the realm of curiosity and conversation. One thing to keep in mind is that Mercury the ruler of Gemini is still conjunct Neptune in Pisces so if you get strange looks from those you attempt to engage in conversation maybe allowing a little space for the words to sink in is advisable, since they are likely to be arriving from a very deep pool of substance.
During this week the waning Moon moves from Scorpio to Aquarius. If you can see the Moon dancing with Jupiter in Sagittarius on the 26th enjoy the show and perhaps expand your feeling self (hint: not a solo project).