Did you know that your "birthday" begins astrologically 3 months before the actual date of your birth and lasts for 9 months after? The horoscope cast for the date each year that the Sun returns to the exact place it was at the moment you were born, called your Solar Return is the template of the celestial influences on your for an entire year. Because it is your birthday my permanent gift to you is a discounted Solar Return reading. Be ready to meet what is on your road ahead.
© Daniel Fiverson "Parc St Cloud"
Since May of last year, the Lunar Nodes have transited Leo and Aquarius. The process of what seems like radical individuation, as expressed individually and through the collective, has been the primary evolutionary dynamic at the moment that we are passing through. As this particular dynamic, related to the Moon’s nodal axis, reaches its culmination over the next few weeks, all of the forces set in motion over these last months will show up demanding closure. The Taurus Full Moon on October 24th, 2018 exposed new, shocking awareness of circumstances and events, the impact of which will necessitate the need to release something to which we are so personally magnetized—something that perhaps we have been holding onto it for far too long.
A new sense of what is essential is slowly, if not dramatically, emerging over time. A new bedrock of beliefs and values is vulcanizing as each of us is drawn through the direct emotional experiences and ramifications of our choices in the recent past. The emotional roller coaster will rock us. Events may shock us — but the intent is to awaken us. It will also interrupt and disrupt “business as usual”.
We can say that it is the time that we are passing through. But what is the time frame? What is the nature and scale of the time we are observing? The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chronos and kairos. The former refers to chronological or sequential time, while the latter signifies a proper or opportune time for action. Kairos, meaning the indeterminate moment that is right for something to occur— exact or critical time, season, opportunity. While chronos is quantitative, kairos has a qualitative, permanent nature. Kairos also means weather in Modern Greek. As an astrologer, I view it as our astrological weather. As astrologers, practicing or not, we understand the cycles of the cosmos as the map of kairos.
This time in history, and for many of us regarding our personal history as well, rides upon these cycles of this cosmic clock. The cycles of kairos also carry us through day, night, and twilight. During the solar day cycles, we are active, outwardly directed, seeking coherence, and singularity. In the lunar night cycle, we are inwardly focused, allowing diversity, and multiplicity. The Mercurial twilight time is perhaps the most powerful of all in the liminal space between light and darkness — the cycle of eternal return.
The year 2019 fast approaches as the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn begins to align, heralding (?) the Jupiter-Saturn and the Jupiter-Pluto alignments, and the US Pluto Return, all coming to a town and village near you in 2020-21.
If this all sounds very ominous it is only because we recognize the power and weight of these heavy outer planets interacting with each other, all within a relatively short period of time. We have all witnessed the current state of interruptions and disruptions to our collective values, priorities, ethics, norms, and acceptable modes of behavior, that are the cultural motherboards our planets, nations, and families —preset conditional programs that seem to endlessly self-loop unless there is some kind of intervention. The challenging events that we are experiencing that are that intervention. It seems like bitter medicine to many of us, but as time goes by, (heh, there is the time thing again), it seems to be the lesser of 2 evils.
As the lunar nodes move into Capricorn and Cancer in early November, the Moon’s orbital motion over the following 18 months, will increasingly draw in memories of the past regarding responsibilities accepted or denied, and lessons that can only be learned through the passage of time.<smile> Saturn’s influence will dominate the next few years of our lives, as he continues to travel in his own native sign through the end of 2020. His ingress into Aquarius is not likely to offer an early release from his stern pressure as he is also recognized as the traditional ruler of that sign, a carryover from the time before the discovery of Uranus.
Whether times will get harder or easier depends on how we approach these energies. Will we unconsciously react to the circumstance that surrounds us or will we proactively and consciously respond? We are early on in the uphill leg of our journey back home — the turning of the Ages, a 26,000-year cycle. The good news is that the light of consciousness is returning to the planet after a long cycle of darker times. The Lunar North Node’s transit through the Moon’s own sign of Cancer will open our hearts to the understanding that we are all One Soul. There is in essence only one of us on the planet and that we are also one with the planet. We will come to understand that we need to nurture the planet so that the planet will nurture us. The disparities that have created our sense of separateness from one another will recede as we collectively experience what we need to learn in order to realize these truths. Those of us who read and write blogs like this know that we are here in some way to open the space for this spiritual illumination to occur. We all have a lot of work to do, and no time to feel sorry for ourselves at what we think is our sorry fate. It is not fate, it is destiny.
"You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead
On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home."
—John Lennon / Paul McCartney
Cy GAVIN "Aubade II Spittal Pond" 2016 courtesy the Whitney Museum
There is a voice inside of you
that whispers all day long,
'I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.'
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
or wise man can decide
what's right for you - just listen to
the voice that speaks inside.
The Autumnal Equinox occurs as the Sun enters the tropical sign of Libra on September 22nd in the northern hemisphere, and September 23rd, 2018 in southern hemisphere. Venus, the Goddess of Sensuality, Desire, and Relationship, rules Libra as her outer yang expression. Libra is about balance... finding balance between the anima and animus within ourselves, and in the world. Finding the balance between ourselves and others in the world. Wherever Libra resides in the natal chart, the nature of 7th House, and of Venus, the Goddess herself, correlates to where we pull others into our lives, and to where we are drawn together with others as well. In the 7th house and Libra we project our core essential needs for survival, defined by Venus working through her Yin inner expression in zodiacal Taurus and the 2nd House. Those necessities and priorities emotionally generate the magnetic frequencies that become our energetic matrix of attraction or repulsion. Venus magnetic nature exerts the pull that we call the law of attraction drawing in people and circumstances, hopes, dreams, fears and obsessions.
At this equinox, Venus is transiting Scorpio. Relationships and outer world circumstances can create powerful currents of direct emotional experiences that take us to the edge. Venus is in a full phase opposition to Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Compromise is elusive as opposing and compelling forces collide like tectonic plates. A tight facilitating trine is formed to Grandmother Moon and spiritualizing Neptune, both in Neptune's native, sometimes unfathomable, watery realm of Pisces. Sensitivity and receptivity are heightened. Dreams might be more vivid. Emotions run deep. We feel the need to merge with something undefinable that is much greater than ourselves. Idealism drives the pursuit of our essential needs. We seek not just meaning, but ultimate meaning and ultimate Truth. The old paradigm is dying as we collectively dream a new one.
Venus is approaching her 40-day retrograde cycle, from October 5th to November 16th, spanning most of the Fall season. As the Goddess reverses her path, and travels inwards, and downwards through Scorpio she will provide ample time and opportunity to examine the nature and quality of our relationships, but also how we are evolving through those relationships. There will also be necessary focus on where our priorities lie, how we have expressed and acted upon them, and how well they have served us.
At the equinox…
Mercury has just emerged from the “heart of the Sun”, less than 2 degrees from Sol, fully resonant with the need to express and self-actualize the saturation of solar vitality. Mercury embodies our personal narrative--read more
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