Compassion without wisdom knowledge as well as common sense (day to day insight)
is a gardening by night alone in need of sunshine. Heads and hearts need meet! ~robert of mayflower
End of Sept all through October the last of a very rough year astrologically!
Sept. 23 into 29th! Differing views and too much to chew when Mercury square Saturn, and Mercury oppose Mars. Grid lock and major control freaking or depressing natures on 25th when Moon triggers Pluto/Saturn/Mercury/Mars; followed by Sept 29th MARS RETROGRADE SQUARE SATURN. Makes for a tough week (or two) of rough news, extremes in weather and emotions, economics, dirty fighting, and getting a handle of what’s real and what’s fear and greed manipulations. Here too, a renewed need for law and order of a higher order of wisdom truth compassion with teeth; as well as practical peace of mind. Danger of the past overwhelming clarity of present tense as well as clear view of the future. Seems like many obsessed about what’s wrong with life, rather than living what’s right to do, duty and dharma. Need to prove God or Higher Self by the way we live, not just words, by the way we live the good, true, beautiful. Why does everything seem like its going backwards or retarded in growth. Why no higher truths and wisdom, higher callings of Love to arrest our divisive leanings? December’s Jupiter Saturn in Aquarius may well open the door for higher love and truth to prevail! Positive side of Saturn is yoga and meditation, more peaceful garden of soul. Higher octave of Mars is courage of virtue, mantra and virtuous actions brave for truth. Pluto is plutocrats and negative emotion but on higher side, its compassionate selfless support and power of ‘the mother’. Honest learning of what is duty dharma virtuous actions right for all, holy towards all, the most good for the many, sharing what one has to better, enlighten, uplift the spirit soul mind heart.
“People’s concepts are terribly dependent upon the outer physical environment, and they must be dissolved by what spiritual science can stream out into humanity.” – Rudolf Steiner, ‘The Karma of Materialism’.
October 1st 5:05 pm est, Full Moon in Aries. A sense of peaking out with how far one can carry their impulse, desire, or fear. A sense of wanting a new beginning or fresh start.
“it is well to remember that in the last analysis, there is nothing else in the universe besides consciousness … thus being in various states of consciousness simultaneously is the only reality in the world.” ~ Rudolf Steiner, from ‘The Fifth Gospel’
October 9th Mars retrograde square Pluto makes for the roughest times (influencing Oct. 7th thru 16th or 18th). At this time, a great need of patience, compassion, taking one’s time to find right solutions or way to go. Lots of accusations and plenty of dirty tricks, tough news/facts/events, and wrong behavior make this time rough to get through. The weather won’t help things. Good time for renewing efforts, fixing up things, helping others if you can. Pluto makes for regeneration or degeneration, so lighten up on any habits you might have that weaken your good nature. In Jungian psychology, the ‘demon lover’ is all those things you do that are hindering or hurting you. Banishing wrong habits may be especially good at this time. Going to extremes at this time may prove ill in effect. This time period could also prove to be a very rough time for the stock markets.
October 16th New Moon in Libra. Sense of renewed efforts to find balance, fairness, co-creativity, harmony, and sureness in an ever changing wheel of fortune. Stillness mediation helps find sure ground to stand, walk, think and speak from. October 31st Full Moon on Halloween in Taurus with Sun oppose Uranus. Perhaps one of the most zany crazy Halloweens ever experienced in your life time is about to occur. (And nobody seems to be taking off their mask of fear and desire and freak out!). Extra crazy day of shake ups and changed plans. Dangerous few3 days here for taking risk, or over reacting, pushing too hard. Crazy sudden events or changes, storms or exchanges shift reality once again. Sudden fall (or sudden risings) of people and events. On the other hand at higher octave level, sudden realizations, truths and facts emerge to shift perceptions and directions. Fixed signs affected the most. Water signs and earth signs have opportunities to awaken and see clearer as to the way to go for happiness and prosperity. Fire signs need act out of harmony and creativity, and not anger or one up man-ship. Air signs need to not work alone but with others who agree or not, are creatively bound in sharing and caring for us all.
November 3rd Election day, Mercury goes direct from retrograde 12:50 pm making for complete zany craziness and multitudinously confusing information about ‘what is happening’. Many a new realization, a sudden shift in outcome or plans. Mercury in Libra wants fairness and co-equality in rights, service, surrender, heart and mind. Since neither candidate for President seems to have clear cut good aspects, and both have difficult astrology as well as few good aspects; this looks to be a most confusing if not disturbing election and year to come!
“One needs clairvoyant skills to discover spiritual scientific truths, but one doesn’t need them to live with these truths; for this one only needs a healthy understanding of what is presented.” -Rudolf Steiner, dec.7,1922
Hope this is helpful in your finding a sense of timing and planetary heavenly alignment, harmony tween heaven and earth events,
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Compassion without wisdom knowledge as well as common sense (day to day insight) is a gardening by night alone in need of sunshine. Heads and hearts need meet! ~ robert of mayflower
End of Sept all through October the last of a very rough year i hope and astrologically see!
Sept. 23 into 29th! Differing views and too much to chew when Mercury square Saturn, and Mercury oppose Mars. Grid lock and major control freaking or depressing natures on 25th when Moon triggers Pluto/Saturn/Mercury/Mars; followed by Sept 29th MARS RETROGRADE SQUARE SATURN. Makes for a tough week (or two) of rough news, extremes in weather and emotions, economics, dirty fighting, and getting a handle of what’s real and what’s fear and greed manipulations. Here too, a renewed need for law and order of a higher order of wisdom truth compassion with teeth; as well as practical peace of mind.
Danger of the past overwhelming clarity of present tense as well as clear view of the future. Seems like many obsessed about what’s wrong with life, rather than living what’s right to do, duty and dharma. Need to prove God or Higher Self by the way we live, not just words, by the way we live the good, true, beautiful.
Why does everything seem like its going backwards or retarded in growth. Why no higher truths and wisdom, higher callings of Love to arrest our divisive leanings? December’s Jupiter Saturn in Aquarius may well open the door for higher love and truth to prevail!
Positive side of Saturn is yoga and meditation, more peaceful garden of soul. Higher octave of Mars is courage of virtue, mantra and virtuous actions brave for truth. Pluto is plutocrats and negative emotion but on higher side, its compassionate selfless support and power of ‘the mother’. Honest learning of what is duty dharma virtuous actions right for all, holy towards all, the most good for the many, sharing what one has to better, enlighten, uplift the spirit soul mind heart.
“People’s concepts are terribly dependent upon the outer physical environment, and they must be dissolved by what spiritual science can stream out into humanity.” – Rudolf Steiner, ‘The Karma of Materialism’.
October 1st 5:05 pm est, Full Moon in Aries. A sense of peaking out with how far one can carry their impulse, desire, or fear. A sense of wanting a new beginning or fresh start.
“it is well to remember that in the last analysis, there is nothing else in the universe beside consciousness … thus being in various states of consciousness simultaneously is the only reality in the world.” ~ Rudolf Steiner, from ‘The Fifth Gospel’
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Truth and freedom is co-created in the Spirit of our deepest and furthest, intrinsic and transcendental imagination, dream, genius. Seek a ‘Spiritual Science’ of Higher Consciousness in everyday life.
Here is freedom~ There is no purpose or meaning to life, we must create such. We create meaning by distilling our experience and perceptions of the world into our own stillness listening heart. We create purpose by seeing and experiencing the ONE LIFE in all forms, the ONE Universal Mind in harmony with the feelings and thinking in all things. We find ourselves in freedom and loving kindness, compassion and creativity. Here the WORLD WORD or sense of being co-creative with self and other is born, arises in cognitive awareness. When out of freedom, truth and love meets destiny, eternal friendships are formed. Born out of sacred space and a wish for all to be happy, true relationship arises with all life, all times, all peoples and places.
In Spirit we share in divine Oneness, in Soul both heaven and earth awaken divine wisdom, in Body we partake, share, sacrifice, rebirth, honoring all forms as expression of a deeper divine union, melody, and harmony. May Peace come to the world.
~robert of mayflower
Aug 26 – Pres. Trump transit of Saturn opposes progressed midheaven, Bottoming out at the White House? Or is it a turning point, possibly indicating a positive turn after difficult times? A rising up, once past this bottoming? Is it laying new foundation, finding right ground to stand on? Possible low point though for now. On the heels of mars square Saturn in sky, sense of authoritarian progress? A weighed down feeling? A lack of silence to think? Happiness when alone? Don’t worry if this doesn’t make sense, neither does the world at the moment. All astrological aspects have a higher and lower octave that each individual must find for themselves out of individual striving and struggling for truth and freedom with higher sense of love for all life. Each is a child of God or Universal Goodness, Oneness; but it a question of cognitive awareness and capacity for acting in attunement to such.. Not everyone’s resonating with their higher octave. In time, in some lifetime , it will happen for us all. May that time come soon for the sake of the planet.
So tough aspects late august here for the Pres, but in mid Sept. N. Node and Venus trine progressed Jupiter will bring him more luck in love and money and popularity. It’s a race to the end it seems.
“Give up your opinions! Nothing is right
until it works One for All, All for One.”
~robert of mayflower
Aug. 27th Venus trine Neptune. Ideal love dreams us on. Good for creativity, art, and spiritual soul mating. Not good for hard line, bottom line, tough rules/laws/facts. Some dream of far away places, or escape from reality. Some actually do create alternative beautiful dream realities finding the muse, higher octaves of the good, true, and beautiful. Water Signs and houses here favored for wonderful feeling life, spiritual insights, wonder and awe, higher love.
Good aspect dreaming in the future now, loving, dreaming true, touching the ideal, finding inspiration to renew, go on, dream real. Dreams reveal secrets of each other’s soul life. Higher creativity, transcendental idealism and angelic heart inspirations possible.
Higher truths will never be found,
unless you live it, fall, rise again, try again;
then it begins to speak for itself
shining and reflecting in all the world
in and around.
~robert of mayflower
Aug 29th Mercury in Virgo trine Jupiter in Capricorn. Practical thinking can work into long term benefit, goals. Good time to practically figure out about everything! Bookkeeping, accounting, right details in conversing, sharing, facts, plans, cleaning, fixing up, who to work with or not. Good for correcting, dharma, making right connection. Thinking clear. Take care to breathe deep and work ideas into feelings and actions. Avoid over intellectually and head alone without heart. Earth Signs and houses here favored for money and luck, love and connection.
“In fact the law of karma is the most consoling law there is. Just as it is true that nothing exists without a cause, so it is equally true that nothing existing remains without its effects. I may be born in poverty and misery; my abilities may be very limited; yet whatever I do must produce its effect, and whatever I accomplish now, by way of industry or moral activity, will certainly have its effect in later lives. If it depresses me to think that I have deserved my present destiny, it may equally cheer me to know that I can frame my future destiny myself.
Anyone who really takes this law into his thinking and feeling will soon realize what a sense of power and of security he has gained. We do not have to understand the law in all its details; that becomes possible only at the higher stages of clairvoyant knowledge. Much more important is it that we should look at the world in the light of this law and live in accordance with it. If we do this conscientiously over a period of years, the law will of its own accord become part of our feelings. We verify the truth of the law by applying it.”
~Rudolf Steiner, Spiritual Science
The role of the artist is the creative genius and struggle between feelings and the divine spark, between spirit and nature, between self and other, the art and science, shared.
~robert of mayflower
The future of the world depends on each of us discerning the spark of God within all, the holy stillness of the Great Compassion as Mother within each and all, our co creative spirit and brotherly sisterhood with all life.
~Trebore Tau Bodhi
Aug. 30 Venus in Cancer oppose Pluto in Capricorn. Cardinal signs and houses challenged affected the most to have more patience and long term wisdom, working solutions to make all happier. Fire and Air signs may offer solutions. Water signs sympathetic. Aries, Capricorn, Libra need soften up their too hard take and projection on others. Conflict between home and work, feelings and clear thinking. Feeling overwhelmed by world toxicity? Overwhelming feelings and emotions without clear head light? Mend and weave, garden and clean, cook and chew well, sing and don’t yell, love little things and let big thinks and things go for a spell.
Avoid negative emotions you can’t do anything about. In trying to have compassion for self and other, hold to stillness and silent listening to the heart of the world birthing right thinking.
Change yourself to change your world round. Don’t take anything too personal. Look for the silence before and after the storm, but in the thick of it. listen to the silence at the midst of the hurricane.
The ‘higher self’ speaks through the noise and emotional chaos in the stillness permeates all.
One may have feelings of being rejected, but never reject the Higher Self, ideal, virtue, what is trying to speak from total love and truth from our deep within, everyone’s deep within!
This sometimes good aspect for research, intense communication, transformational spiritual psychology, fecundative kundalini research and experience.
Intense dreams or imaginations. Possible visit to the underworld and back. Opportunities for compassion and new learning. Happiness when alone with it all pondering wisdom of present past future.
Home/personal wishes and world/work/calling at odds perhaps.
Jealousy doesn’t work here. Letting go of attachment, need for control, negative emotions and its subsequent psycho drama, frees higher self and more spiritual calling to come in.
Deeper feelings for one’s many life times and many friends, family, close ones, give nonexclusive right perspective and freer view.
Here, fear is confession to lack of truth, lack of love, holds us all sacred. Fear is another form of egoism protecting little self, this shore only view. (See Voice of Silence by HPB). Fear is lack of love for higher self. Where truth, no fear, just going on learning, no shame nor blame, peacefully onwards.
In the news, time for more dirt on everybody without higher insight nor solution, resolution, wisdom insight how to go.
Good time to clean up one’s own mess and catch up to tomorrow today.
“The true importance of ‘Know the thyself’ is in the fact that we pursue world evolution in this way. Where is our self? It is surely not in us alone. To think that would be egotistical. It is born out of the entire cosmos, and our ascent should lead us to the point where we expand into the whole world. Self-knowledge wants to place man into the entire world, in order to show him the true meaning of the word ‘self-knowledge.”
~Rudolf Steiner, GA 109-111; 1909.
Sept 2nd Full Moon in Pisces, don’t take things so personal! Be the love truth you are looking for! Venus oppose Saturn and Sun trine Uranus. Feeling unloved or incapable of love. Wish to break out of feeling stuck. Such aspect makes for reality take on whether or not your head on right. Questions about of what is real love and truth, versus sex and facts. What is truth, love, lasts and nourishes us. What is not real or enlivens our spirit soul will drain us, tire us, mislead us into falsities. Discipline means learning, freedom means truth holds us all, not just ‘facts’ limited in time and space.
Sun/Uranus can make us brave of the dark, brave of the light, brave to reach out in new ways, to change creatively right now, inward out.
Sept. 4th Venus in Cancer squares Mars in Aries. Inner or Home needs contest world or job needs. Heart vs Head. Perhaps for some, stomach and animal appetite vs head light and mental desires; giving war or struggle to the heart of things.
New initiatives rile home security? Home or heart soul inner spirit demands press clearer reality to continual outer world struggle, striving, fight.
Serious energetic to come home to oneself. Then and only then, ‘other’ falls in line. Such aspect notorious for lovers fighting or having the best time of their life.
Sept. 9th Mars retrograde marks the beginning of a very nasty couple (or ‘uncoupling’ couple) of months heading for the November USA Presidential Election. Lots of ups and downs with weather, markets, moods and grooves.
Or is it, everyone decides to be a Buddhist and have compassion for how hard everyone tries even if we don’t all agree?
Struggles for good work, striving for ‘rights’, fighting for what one deeps right. It’s now a volatile rough tough time to come to peaceful mutually beneficial agreement. Much patience and kindness needed to get through this time. Exercise, yoga, healthy habit and food, chewing good, regular sleep, helps lots.
For some, a good time to step back to find stillness, peace, the wisdom take on right action, bravado and truth. Difficult time for simple love to share, care, and dare. Tough time to simply be yourself come hell or high water. Be gentle, kind, compassionate, and inwardly daring to see the truth, patient to act.
Sept. 11th Sun in Virgo oppose Neptune in Pisces. Criticalness to a fault? Over reacting? Or terrible truths, facts, shifting view? Truth and lies get mixed up now. Actions speak louder than words. Avoid taking new steps if not totally clear in mind and heart. Nice aspect for artistic ideals, higher love, future plans. Real Truth is what holds us all, divines the divine and larger view holding us all, in the tiniest facts.
This aspect reveals clash between the ideal and the immediate practical reality. Little things and big thinks, things, of life, attempt to find harmony and communication, or clash.
Where there is no love, there is no future.
Where there is no truth, no present, no present or gift;
no divining divine Presence and holy wonder awe futurity.
~robert of mayflower
Sept. 12th Jupiter goes direct now heading for big conjunction in Aquarius with Saturn on Winter Solstice in December. Truth and Love now hold hands, meet minds, conjure sense of higher self, co-creative with the times, the future. Many a magical spiritual event is in the works. Encounters with angels, higher octaves of insight and behavior are now coming into view.
“The World Ether is a thought forming power.”
~Rudolf Steiner, April 20, 1923
Sept 17th New Moon in Virgo. Mercury squares Jupiter and Sun trines Saturn. New ideas and connections expand one’s hope for bigger life, new growth, friends and family.
Lots of new ideas to move better, more freely, into the future.
A wanting to root deeper but flower further. Lots little new thinks and things capture one’s imagination and intuition.
Teaching by example is the best. Use only constructive criticism when need be.
Sept. 19 – For Pres. Trump, Venus trine prog. Jupiter. Happy time? Does Pres get or give a little bit of love? May indicate his happiness for a moment, or that others getting happier. This may be lucky good moment for making positive things happen for one and all. No it doesn’t mean he will win. Yet each has freedom to recreate what up and what coming.
“When the Sea is calm, all the boats look good.”
Sept 20-21stMercury square Pluto. More bad news, stormy stuff, expresses in weather and behavior rest of month into next here. Good for research, cleaning, clearing, ridding, turning inward, pondering in stillness with compassion and openness to learn anew. Difficult aspect to debate or get anywhere further (for most).
Compassion without wisdom knowledge insight is a gardening by night alone in need of light.
~robert of mayflower
Sept. 23 Mercury square Saturn, on 24th Mercury oppose Mars,on 25th Moon triggers Pluto/Saturn/Mercury/Mars; followed by Sept 29th Mars retrograde square Saturn making for a tough week (or two) of rough news, weather, emotions, economics, dirty fighting, and a renewed need for law and order of a higher order of wisdom truth compassion with teeth. Why does everything seem like its going backwards or retarded in growth. Why no higher truths and wisdom, higher callings of Love to arrest our divisive leanings.
Positive side of Saturn is yoga and meditation, Mars is mantra and virtuous actions brave for truth, Pluto is compassionate selflessness learning what is right for all, holy towards all, the most good for the many, sharing what one has.
“People’s concepts are terribly dependent upon the outer physical environment, and they must be dissolved by what spiritual science can stream out into humanity.”
~Rudolf Steiner, ‘the Karma of Materialism’.
October 1st 5:05 pm EST, Full Moon in Aries.
“it is well to remember that in the last analysis, there is nothing else in the universe beside consciousness … thus being, in various states of consciousness, are the only reality in the world.”
~rudolf steiner, from ‘The Fifth Gospel’
October 16th New Moon in Libra.
October 31st Full Moon on Halloween in Taurus with Sun oppose Uranus. Extra crazy day of shake ups and changed plans. Dangerous few3 days here for taking risk, or over reacting, pushing too hard. Crazy sudden events or changes, storms or exchanges shift reality once again. Sudden fall (or sudden risings) of people and events.
November 3rd Election day, Mercury goes direct from retrograde 12:50 pm making for complete zany craziness and multitudinous information about ‘what is happening’. Many a new realization, a sudden shift in outcome or plans. Mercury in Libra wants fairness and co-equality in rights, service, surrender, heart and mind.
“One needs clairvoyant skills to discover spiritual scientific truths, but one doesn’t need them to live with these truths; for this one only needs a healthy understanding of what is presented.”
~Rudolf Steiner, Dec. 7, 1922
December 21st Winter Solstice Sun in Capricorn 5:02 am, Moon in Pisces enters Aries at 5:32 pm. Jupiter conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius at zero degree 1:21 pm (all this after Dec. 14 Solar Eclipse at 23 degree Sagittarius!) !!! Clearly this aspect and months around it give world a sense of World Event, heaven and hell, tragedy and hope, real and surreal, awakening an individual and collective sense of spiritual identity, world karma good and bad, and either ‘in or out’ sense of the time, space, place, self.
Jupiter conjunct Saturn in air sign Aquarius, last time in Aquarius 1186 thru to 1226. This December till 2159,jupiter Saturn conjunct in air signs. This time period is an opportunity to incorporate and incarnate the high ideals of the Aquarian Age coming in few hundred year’s time. The ideals that all humanity is one family of brothers and sisters, that freedom of the Spirit, art, free thinking, culture and religion is flowering within each individual, that social and political justice is possible, that an economics of brotherly love is possible, that an awakening to world peace and health, wisdom and compassion, truth and love for all the earth is possible.
The astrological chart for the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction winter solstice in Aquarius, set for Washington DC, reveals zero degree Taurus rising sign at midpoint of Mars/Uranus- A sense prevails at this time for intensified creative action, freedom, independence and bravado. Danger of conflict, upsets, travel troubles, accident, storm nature or man-made mishap. Hopefully this aspect indicated courage and truth, sudden rise to the occasion, a raising up to higher levels of awareness, consciousness, healing, and insight: especially for earth signs (Taurus/Capricorn/Virgo). Scorpio, Aquarius, Leo will feel the pressure to rise above ego attachment and help out, do something new, to better the situation at hand.
With Sun/Mercury in Capricorn trine to the Taurus Ascendant, many folks experience divine intervention, angelic help, spiritual insight and revelation, higher virtues and spiritual potentials afoot and at work. Many folks waking up to what’s really up and what we individually and collectively can do about problems/troubles at hand.
Pluto at midheaven of Jupiter/Saturn chart indicates world trouble, financial fears, political conflict, collective need for change or higher attunement, compassionate action. Pluto Midheaven is an encounter with the ‘devil’ or what is called the ‘anti-Christ’. Also danger from dictators or severe authoritarians. Strong projections of guilt or shame, blame, manipulating others behavior. The higher octave is selfless wisdom compassion for all, seeking solutions that offer the most for the many. Pluto is the alchemy of forgiveness, letting go and letting ‘God’, moving on to what one ought to be doing. A sense of ‘duty’, ‘dharma’, truth and right work freeing spirit and soul creativity, joy, fellowship.
Moon/Neptune together is Pisces portends then of many a spiritual experience as well as many a mistake on perceptions of what’s happening, what’s up. None-the-less, many a spiritual and inner to inner encounter happening around this time, and times to come. Perhaps ‘The Second Coming of Christ’ in the Etheric as Rudolf Steiner predicted, is activated this winter and coming months, years.
With Venus in Sagittarius nearing opposition to North Node in Gemini, many serious spiritually minded love connection for better futures being made.
This Jupiter and Saturn conjunct in Aquarius will have a serious effect on social cultural trends, mind sets, soul moods, and spirited happenings. Strong lasting effects for coming months, coming years.
I feel it important to be somewhat well versed in spiritual virtue minded teachings of HP Blavatsky’s Theosophy, Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy, Tibetan Buddhism via Gelek Rimpoche, Dalai Lama, Geshe Keltsang Gyatso. Also Manly Hall, Neo-Platonism, Hermetics, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork. Such teachings will help prepare ones mind soul heart to deal with challenges and opportunities ahead of us.
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robert thibodeau is an astrological consultant and psychic intuitive reader available for private consultations and readings Appointment only.
Robert is author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’.
Robert is singer songwriter and finalist in the Detroit Music Awards. Owner of the Mayflower Bookshop, robert gives talks and lectures on metaphysics, spiritual topics including
Theosophy, Rudolf Steiner, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Yoga, Astrology, NeoPlatonism, Alchemy, Kabala, Dream interpretation, Macrobiotics, spiritual healing, and more.
“We can note that a materialistically or monistically minded person, although knowing nothing of this experience, does have this fear in face of the spiritual world in the depths of his soul. There lives in such a person a certain antipathy to confronting the abyss that must be crossed; and to help him get past this fear, this anxiety in the soul in face of the spiritual world, the monist or materialist thinks out his theories and denies the spiritual world; this denial is nothing other than a self-induced anesthesia in face of his fear. This is the real explanation for materialism. As unsympathetic as it may sound, for one who knows the soul it is evident that in a meeting of materialistic monists, or those who deny soul and spirit, there prevails only the fear in the face of the spiritual world. One could say mockingly that fear-mongering is the basis of materialism, and although it is mocking it is nevertheless true. In materialistic literature, in the materialistic world conception, the spiritual investigator recognizes everywhere between the lines fear and anxiety in face of the spiritual world. What in ordinary life appears as materialism, however, as the soul condition present when a person is a materialist or a materialistically tinged monist, can also be present when a person arrives through definite measures at a certain spiritual vision. One can go through certain exercises in the soul and develop thereby from a more-or-less unhealthy soul condition to a more-or-less spiritual comprehension, yet one need not come by this means to a real understanding of the nature of the spiritual world. In a certain way one can carry up into the spiritual something of this fear about which one knows nothing, which has already been characterized and which underlies the materialistically minded person in the ordinary world.
If one does not grasp this connection, one can carry up into the spiritual world something that is terribly widespread in ordinary life: the love of ease of thinking, the love of ease of feeling. Fear is closely akin to love of ease, to clinging to habit. Why is man afraid of changing his situation? Because he loves his ease and comfort. This love of ease is closely related to fear. We have already described the basis for hatred; in the same way one can also say that lassitude, love of ease, are closely related to fear. One can, however, carry this love of ease up into the spiritual world. No one ought to object that human beings show no evidence of fear or love of ease, for this is again characteristic; it is characteristic that the ordinary mood of soul knows nothing of these things rooted in the subconscious. If man carries fear into the spiritual world, already having developed to the point of acknowledging the spiritual world, then an error arises in a spiritual region, an error that is extraordinarily important to consider the leaning toward phenomenalism.
People who become subject to this leaning become, rather than spiritual investigators, “specter-seers” (to express it crassly), those who see ghosts (Gespensterschauer); they become possessed by a leaning toward phenomenalism. This means that they want to see the spiritual world in the same way as the sense world is to be seen; they do not want to perceive spiritual facts, spiritual beings, but something similar to the beings that the sensory eye can behold. In short, instead of spirits they want to behold specters, ghosts. The error of spiritualism (this is not to say that all spiritualism is unjustified) consists of this leaning toward phenomenalism. Just as the ordinary, everyday materialist wants to see only matter everywhere and not the spirit behind matter, so does he who brings to the spiritual world the same soul condition that actually exists in materialism want to see everywhere only ghostlike, condensed spirits.
This is one dangerous extreme of error that can emerge. One must say that this tendency to carry the ordinary field of consciousness up into the super-sensible field of consciousness exists in the widest circles, even among those who fully recognize a “spiritual world” and want “proof” of a spiritual world. The error here, however, lies in considering a proof valid only if it takes place in the realm of phenomenalism; it lies in considering that everything should be like condensed ghosts. Here something arises that was called in the beginning of our study a stupor, losing consciousness in relation to the spiritual world.”
~Rudolf Steiner, Errors in Spiritual Investigation, Meeting the Guardian of the Threshold March 6, 1913.
Robert of Mayflower’s Astrology News & Spiritual Views
for August into September 2020
To substitute for argument and exhortation the semi-magical influence
of slogans, repetition, and psychological tricks
is to exploit the unconscious, not to enlighten it. -Owen Barfield
“Let us then fly from hence my friends, to those delightful realms: for there, while connected with body, we may find a retreat from the storms and tempests of a corporeal life. Let us build for ourselves the raft of virtue, and departing from this region of sense, like Ulysses from the charms of Calypso, direct our course by the light of ideas, those bright intellectual stars, through the dark ocean of a material nature, until we arrive at our father’s land. For there having divested ourselves of the torn garments of mortality, as much as our union with body will permit, we may resume our natural appearance; and may each of us at length, recover the ruined empire of his soul.”
-from a footnote at the end of the book at mayflower bookshop called-
‘The Hymns of Orpheus’, translated from the Greek by Thomas Taylor
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It’s a Good time to grow in new ways with spiritual self-help books from mayflower bookshop! Have you read The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Hall? The Book of Secrets by Osho? The Secret Doctrine by Blavatsky? Do you have ‘Self Healing Cookbook’ my bible in the kitchen on how to be healthy and change moods with food!?! Also see the great hermetic book of Hermes, ‘The Divine Pymander’. ‘Initiation into Hermetics’ by Bardon? And many more gems, ‘The Urantia Book’, ‘Thinking and Destiny’, ‘The Course in Miracles’, ‘Three Principles of the Path’, ‘Plotinus, the Great Liberation’. Another great read is Steiner’s set of books called ‘Karmic Relationships’! These books make a gift … that keeps giving!
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Astrology is the science of possibility, tendency, probabilities, and timing for good and rough weather inwardly or out. All planetary aspects have a higher and lower octave that each individual out of freedom and higher love, universal understanding, can take advantage of, or work with for the betterment of self, world, and other. No one can really predict the future, yet we can see tendencies. It’s important to see and read your own individual astrological chart, these aspects here can be right on at times, or general otherwise. Mayflower Bookshop sells astrological programs for your computer if you really want to get into it. Otherwise, come get a personalized reading for yourself. The planets represent the pushes and pulls of life, the etheric and astral reality that precipitates events in one’s life. We have freedom and intelligence to come to self-realization, happiness, fulfillment, and enlightenment. May it be!
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U know yr getting older
when u discover the glasses
you’ve been looking for
are on yr face.
You know you’re getting wiser
when you discover the gold
and goal of life
is within your own
Many folks never make such a rich discovery…
– robert of mayflower
at yr higher self service
Half, if not two-thirds of our ailings and diseases are the fruit of our imagination and fear. Destroy the latter and give another bent to the former, and nature will do the rest.
-H.P. Blavatsky, Raja Yoga or Occultism,
New Astrology Calendars are in for 2021! Get it before sold out! Best Books to read this summer are Steiner’s ‘Foundations of Esotericism’ and HP Blavatsky’s ISIS UNVEILED! Divine Pomander of Hermes. Initiation into Hermetics by Bardon. Deeply Spiritual and Provocative genius books to awaken your highest thinking heart intelligence.
Susan Rice or Elizabeth Warren: Biden best pick for VP astrologically. Kamala Harris’s transit of Saturn may not be right pick, but i like her gutsiness and bravado. ps. When i predicted Mr. Trump to win last election going head on against what the Wall Street Journal called the best 300 astrologers in America claiming Mrs. Clinton to Win; I predicted Mr. Trump to lose this coming election. Just astrologically saying, it’s the tendency. Michelle Obama would sweep it! Its legal to ask Mr. Obama! Or will it be someone not on the map yet. No doubt, Election still depending on Pres. Trump’s actions that include and help enlighten all of us, the world; or help divide and create fear and chaos. In the big picture, each of us matters and votes for future of the earth by the individual and collective way we choose to live, breathe, feel, think, do. See the amazing book by Blavatsky called ‘Isis Unveiled’. Einstein, Steiner, Manly Hall, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. read her! Check all her books out for that matter. Also Steiner’s great interpretation of her Secret Doctrine, his ‘Outline of Occult Science’. There books available at Mayflower Bookshop but free on line. Theosophical University Press online, and Jim Stewart’s wonderful Rudolf Steiner Archive & e.Lib (Audio too, for you on the run folks).
Comet NeoWise in the western sky at sunset during June/July brought many a new impulse and idea, perhaps even friend, into and out of one’s life!? Comets cleanse, wing in, defy, throw out, clean up, suddenly get new light turned on. Interesting events wing in and out offering opportunity for new growth and insight. With two tails, some see the ‘devil in high places’ and in the details. Cancer, Gemini, Leo planets affected with flashes of genius or craziness.
Those born with sun and planets in Cancer/Capricorn/Libra/Aries are especially feeling intense call to be change up, be free, tell truths bigger than all of us, love like its the last time.
Early Leo and late Gemini have some kind of miss or kiss the beauty as it flies by.
We receive but what we give,
And in our life alone does Nature live. …
And would we ought behold of higher worth. …
Ah! from the soul itself must issue forth
A light, a glory, a fair luminous cloud
Enveloping the Earth. ~Coleridge
Comets come to bring new ideas and people in, and take old outworn ideas and people out. As we approach Comet Neowise close pass to our earth July 22-23rd into August (in affect since last March and its close pass to Sun July 3rd), we will see all that it portends. Comet cleanser is the best description, although comets also associated with quick rise or fall in popularity, fame, name, or blame, shame, game. Comets want us to go back to good old days, or rush into an unsure future. Need wisdom and patience to insure good work and lasting true value. Such a comet is usually indicative of good to great wine year. Many experience events influencing the rest of one’s life time … for good or ill. Depends on you; your purity, courage, honesty, bravado, daring, and smarts, love. Sudden rise and falls, sudden arrivals or partings of ways.
There is a rose of the heart in which when open, angels meet.
All the intelligence of the world awakens to such heart ground.
Peace is the patient gardener, joy in good day’s work;
night is the song freedom sounds when all the world is still.
~robert of mayflower
Another wild aspect in the sky this summer was Uranus at midpoint between Venus and Mars! When the Moon triggers Uranus, it quickens the pace of this extraordinary aspect of love, fights, sex, and contesting resisting engaging, going crazy go nuts for feelings and intellect, dreams and realities, exotic meetings. This aspect particularly hitting fixed signs Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius/Leo. as well as mutable signs Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces. Opportunities to step up to the next higher level of love , higher truth. One can suddenly make splits, space, distance, and disagreement in relationship. Need to rise or fall away perhaps. Intelligence and feelings of love need meet, otherwise a further distancing of the divide or separation. The Cardinal signs of Cancer, Capricorn, Libra, Aries are working hard to include everybody, still worried about self-finding a good way to keep it all together. But also, how to find time for oneself, for research and new discovery? By November we will see how we did!
I’ve been very, very busy this summer with gardening biodynamic style organic. Vegetables, greens, flowers, and more. Writing poems and songs, helping out friends, researching, communing with eternity and simple silence, presence, now awareness yet holding all seven levels, deeper than ever~ that I’ve not been keeping up with posting my cosmological and astrological insights, other than to subscribers. But here i am again to share!
“In times when there were no electrical currents, when the air was not swarming with electrical influences, it was easier to be human. In order to be human at all today it is necessary to expend much stronger spiritual capacities than was necessary a century ago.”
~ Rudolph Steiner
Robert of Mayflower Bookshop Asro News and Spiritual Views for April into May 2020 mayflowerbookshop.com (248) 547-8227 email Personal private Intuitive Psychic Astrological Readings available by phone! For Personal Reading Inquire for appointment. (Due to crisis i’m offering $70 reading by phone or recording sent to your email! (20-30 min) going over your most important aspects coming up!!!
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Half, if not two-thirds of our ailings and diseases are the fruit of our imagination and fear. Destroy the latter and give another bent to the former, and nature will do the rest. -H.P. Blavatsky, Raja Yoga or Occultism,
A Verse for Our Time
We must eradicate from the soul All fear and terror of what comes towards man out of the future.
We must acquire serenity
In all feelings and sensations about the future.
We must look forward with absolute equanimity
To everything that may come.
And we must think only that whatever comes
Is given to us by a world-directive full of wisdom.
It is part of what we must learn in this age,
namely, to live out of pure trust,
Without any security in existence.
Trust in the ever present help
Of the spiritual world.
Truly, nothing else will do
If our courage is not to fail us.
And let us seek the awakening from within ourselves
Every morning and every evening.
(Go to the end of this sharing for astrology aspects April on!)
We are in the midst of an apparent medical emergency and pandemic. Even though the death rate is not projected to be as high as guns, cancer, cold/flu, the world is in a panic from the fast pace of how many are getting sick so quick. Assuming the worst and its all real enough for sure, we are possibly looking at an incredible and complete transformation of business as usual. The whole social-economic order is in disorder (Jupiter/Pluto 3 X this year starting April 4th) and who ends up on top or bottom is hard to define. Long gone the middle.
Spiritually and ecologically in the long run, this could end up bringing much good. At the moment, their world is spinning into a military police state by necessity, a total global reset challenging freedom and social needs everywhere. And instead of a serious mood of prayer, spiritual retreat, and renewed holy order, we’ve been pushed back to our caves going quickly into fear, panic, contraction (SaturnPluto), pandemonium, restriction of voice, sharing, movement, intimacy or touching even! We can press a button for ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ but long gone real debate, facts, moral imagination. This is a dangerous situation for both individual freedom and rights, as well as for world politic/culture/art/music/economics as a whole.
Many have been thrown into poverty or immediate need for food, shelter, enough money to get by, while huge behind the scenes big biz and corporate bail outs are in the making. Many ecological and social safe guards to our health and well being have been thrown out the window.
Little time or effort has been made to look for more organic or healthy remedy both for body, emotions, mind, soul, nor spirit. There is a sense of being herded into rote behaviors. For good reason? We will see…..
There is too much to share, so i am making it brief as i can. Big world KARMA is afoot.
Call it the Placebo X factor if you like; but many (according to statistics present in news, 53%) will not show symptoms of Virus. Between .02 to .05 will not die from getting the virus. Even if much higher, so far all predictions are less than many other causes of death daily. Even if so, its a rough ride in the pandemonium of this Pandora’s open box of trouble; this Pandemc of fear, restriction, collapse, contraction, control.
It is up to each of us to call upon our highest self invoking love and peace within our self shining out to the world around us. It is critical that we invoke this highest spiritual light and love within our heart’s breath and soul. Invoke the deepest love we know and show it , shine it, out to all the world. Where there is love, there is no fear of virus or death. Of course be practical, but banish fear, and redirecting imagination from externals to a greater spiritual reality and potential within each of us. Be learning and burning for universal truth and universal love. All God’s creation and every thing in it is sacred, holy, important. Lets learn to see that.
There are also historical collective karma insights to the external world events we can consider. There is also an esoterica approach to external individual and collective events considering energetics and intelligences of karma and dharma that work in the physical but also work in the etheric (cosmic elemental), astral (dream time), mana mind stream, sentient/intelligencia/consciousness soul realm, and in the higher triadic universal mind, love, truth realms. I mean, yes, let the scientists and docs of the world do their thing to help, for sure. But there is also wisdom insight healing of the subtle bodies that very well may have also contributed to these rough turbulent times.
Thus tibetan buddhism, theosophy, Steiner, NeoPlatonism, the rosicrucians, yoga, spiritually intuitive are well acquainted with. At the moment there is not enough time for us to consider each in detail, i try to cover some good points on my youtube channel and will soon do more such little videos.
In our deepest meditation of pure listening stillness perhaps we can see that the world needs to change big time and no one knows how to make that happen. Yet every book at Mayflower Bookshop tries to make this happen, universal wisdom love peace! Well, it seems the ‘coronavirus’ does too. Will we grow anew and rise like the mythical Phoenix bird, in higher consciousness, from all this? Why that is up to each and every one of us. May i suggest ‘Foundation of Esotericism’ by Rudolf Steiner to you. Its one book really worth reading. A little bit of every good esoteric spiritual idea in there. Mayflower can mail you one for $29.95 includes tax and post. It will quickly put you in the front seat of Higher Consciousness and our participatory greatness in co-creating the future. Your own spiritual gifts will be helped to unfold. It’s true Initiate Knowledge.
I further suggest that Steiner in his perceptive teachings was right to question a world run on a materialistic economic world view. Without a greater sense of Spiritual Reality, spiritual life permeating our life, we can harden into numb dumbed down creatures rather than angels, virtues, in the becoming. A brotherhood, sisterhood, equality in justice and human rights, new opportunities to learn, grow; free in religious and artistic expression need arise. Perhaps this will be part of the Jupiter/Pluto and Jupiter/Saturn aspect, rather than a repeat of the French Revolution except now the super rich Plutocrats are so often the decadent aristocracy. The top dogs in this world need find spiritual masters, spiritual ideations that encourage a new culture art and politic of freedom and compassion towards all life. Exclusive love and acting out of separateness is killing the world. The ‘Virus’ thing has humbled nearly every one of us to take another look at our own life style, reality and waste, true discovery or lost in space. We need to keep looking till we find answers that work, that enter our will to go on, brave on, into a future hold us of us dear.
I too question socialism extremes, but not being social, sharing, caring. I question anti social behaviour avoids compassion and universal responsibility to all God’s creatures and peoples on this planet. Nationalism, party politics, ‘our team’ beating the other is atavistic and demeaning to our mutual and collective future. Gross environmental waste is insane. Religions, christianity particularly, has lost the spirit of oneness permeating all religions. Religion is in bed with politics, and politics is in bed with corporate control, greed.
No one should spend their days imagining others are evil and going to hell. That helps create apocalypse. We need divine the divine in all, work with that coming to full fruition.
We are continually create this world or undermine it by how we think, feel, do. We are destroying each other with our imaginations, feelings, and thinking! This is where it starts. Let others go, start with our own mind. Watch and awaken! This is key to all positive thinking, replace negative thoughts with positive working virtue, divine encounter, spiritual wish at the least.
And Intellectual spiritual life alone with no right action, no virtuous good works is living in mirrors, living in one’s own move. Actions need to prove feelings and thinking. Actions teach us what works or not. Opinions alienate and entertain, numb, folks. Escapism and the false spirits of excessive alcohol, drugs, stuffing ourselves with dead food is also blocking spiritual perceptions. That is why so many spiritual being fast and eat simple real food, grains, greens, vegetables, things of the earth grown with a real sky overhead. Fake food is fattening us up for the kill, its numbing and dumbing us down, dulling our senses, oft offering false escapes and escalation inflation followed by deflation, Again, i’m not compelling anyone. I am trying to offer alternative ways of thinking about what’s going on. Each of us needs experiment with a new renewed life. Otherwise, seems we are being forced into new forms for our spirit souls to go. Yuk.
Many suffer spiritual fatigue, delusion and false fantasy. We use some excuse why we took it personally and not going to play or work. Many don’t see many lives many personalities. Many see this one life and feel immense pressure to perform or scream, shame, blame self or other. I’m not against all that, i’m just not for it if you want quicker results.
Morbid isolation and feelings of aloneness cut one off from the great Spirit of the World, of each other, of the universal love and truth belongs to each of us to play, create, work, enjoy, conjoin.
Creative genius and scientists locked into making weapons of mass destructions and mass production, consumerism, are vampirizing the planet. We need look no further for Dracula. And such weird adventures are full of wonderful human beings, many who feel cut off from the garden, from the garden of family and friends. How do we wake up?
Overproduced consumer goods for profit rather than need had jaded up in a hall of mirrors where one sees not the song birds disappearing. Products to sell with no positive ecological sustainability are toxic. Short term pleasure and profit at the expense of long term health, well being leads to depression and weird need for external stimulation, nothing coming from within shining out. Individual material growth, bettering of position, without inner balance, inner smarts wise to balance outer wealth is a death wish, its crazy foolish, selfish and short aimed. It is no longer party and live today for tomorrow we will die. Tomorrow is now today for many many folks.
The excessive use of electricity and artificial radiations (G5 for one!) excessive noise and artificial chemicals, foods with no real nutritional value, foods cut off from a healthy relationship between earth and sky, are killing our souls and bodies, killing our relationship to all life, earth. The car too much is a prediction of our soon to me metal sheathing as the only way to survive is to incarnate into machines. Whew, no thanks for me. Where are our ‘Light bodies’ when we need em?!
We need a living breathing planetary consciousness aware of all life. Each of us needs to become a Buddha, a Christ, a Hermes, Athena, Artemis, Demeter, and a million more heroic figures of myth and lore capable of great deeds of merit, virtue, and truth love. A new reality need dawn awakens and holds all of us. Yea, who hasn’t dreamed it, wished it, talked about it. Now we need incarnate it, will it, do it, be it, STOP dreaming it. Each of us is capable of awakening huge good changes by our own awakened inner space, mind heart. Now is the time to call on a new loving kindness, a new sense of selfless learning, a new simplicity super complex because we are just her to learn how to serve, how to serve the best in ourselves and every one around us. And to stop serving the idiot, the repeat offender, the escape artist, the numb dump put down artist, the thief and murderer of the Holy Spirit of this World weaves through every heart. Serve that! I call upon that higher learning capacity in each of us to rise to meet the modern challenges that confront us. I call upon each one of us to believe there is something most spectacular and beautiful within each of us, starting with yourself. I call upon each one of us to prove in the way we daily live that God exists. That’s right, there is no God unless we prove it by the way we live. Our life is the proving ground for our love and truth. Use your free will, break out of the past and future! Live the Life Now! Be still and know. Be stiller and distill your experience into keen insight and joy. Joy to be part of a new Aquarian Age about to dawn upon us from within us!.
This will happen by hook or crook, by crisis opportunity or free independent decision, but it will happen. We are here to quicken what’s taking too long to arrive, emerge, awaken. Its now a question of life or death. TO OUR SPIRIT SOUL, not just our body.
Its a question and quest for each and every one of us to awaken to this highest calling. To truly be the sons and daughters of One God, being the infinite possibilities of the good, true, and beautiful blesses and engages all life. To unite with the infinite stillness quiet space within every heart yearns to sing a sweet mother’s lullaby to the virtue, the god in the becoming, the heart of the divine working, in which we can give our self away knowing this great world, this great mother, will hold us. May we each flower in this divine presence, power, light and love. There is OneTruth, we are all united within. There is OneLove, and it weaves and sings through every part and particle of this universe. Be that; Truth and Love and Awareness.
There is but one MAGNET in the universe, and from it proceeds the magnetization of everything existing. this magnet is of course what the cabalistic term the central Spiritual Sun, or God.
-Isis Unveiled, HPB vol 1, pg 208-9.
bless your heart flowering,
bless this new age of Aquarius coming,
robert of mayflower
Mayflower Bookshop, an Aquarian Age Bookshop
This year 2020 by cyclic planetary aspects vibrate to the reformation. Our authoritative religion is now priests of money. Also to the time of bubonic plague, last time Jupiter/Saturn conjunct in Aquarius. But that time too was the great time of the Grail Knights who built great cathedrals of spiritual wisdom transcending organized authoritative religions. It was the time of the Troubadours who sang songs of spiritual import and news. It was the time of the Rosicrucian Theosophists modern emergence, and the time of the end of the intellectual age, and the dawning of the consciousness soul era that Rudolf Steiner frequently refers to. Now we are on the brink of the Aquarian Age. And though physically astronomically and astrally perhaps, that age won’t truly come for another couple hundred years; on the subtle planes , in the etheric planes, it is here now. What esoteric or grail christians call the ‘return of the Christ in the Etheric’ is here now and i believe this comet and the coming december Jupiter/Saturn are signs in the heaven announcing new and renewed spiritual perceptions arising in us all. Now is the time to return the earth to being a healthy happy holy garden of friendship with all life. May each of us be a true gardener, guardian, and garden for the Holy Spirit of the Soul reflecting and shining truth and love, healing force, wherever we go. See May 31st for news of new Comet in the sky visible now bringing big change and renewed spirit to our ever changing times.
More coming soon. Check my mayflowerblog and website soon.Check out my many new songs. Here is new one called ‘There will always be a War!’ and what we can do about it….Reimagine this world in Love, Truth.
USA transit Saturn square progressed Venus. Demoting or diminishing of fortune, luck, love. Gun and alcohol sales zooming.
Lack of love in a big way. Need for deeper compassionate wisdom caring for each other. Where love no fear. But what is real love? Seeing the true being beneath or above it all? Saturn contracts Venus which is good looks, clothes, fashion, culture, arts, possessions, and how we internalize experience into meaning and purpose. These daze hard to go in eh? Also saturn wisdom that comes through time, tardiness and late at arriving. Venus is awakened understanding of love. Some tardy at arriving to the true nature of love both in self and other. See any good Osho book for more on that one. Another good one is HP Blavatsky’s ‘Esoteric Character of the Gospels’.
Melania Trump astrology transit of Uranus conjunct her natal Sun with Mars coming to square that natal Sun. Oops, for most that is big change in ego consciousness, security and freedom. Now till Full Moon April 7th when Mars squares Uranus in the sky, big changes , quick changes, signs of ever changing relations to place, space, persons, day to day patterns. Uranus begs for freedom and either creates change or gets put through changes. Sudden stormy disruptions or break off, or is it a rising to a new higher level of performance and activity, expression and voice. Anger and lack of compassion won’t work here as higher truths try to make their way into every day life patterns at the white house and in relations. Uranus can be genius or shock you weren’t one. Sun is guy or self. Uranus may shock but always leaves you smarter and better for the experience.
Planetary Geometry and Aspects for April into May! The planets are the time keepers of karma, opportunity, insight, happenings, mood, vibe, and what up. Astrological aspects indicate tendencies and possibilities. Planets don’t compel, but often impel and influence inner and outer event, happenings, experience. All planets and aspects have a higher and lower octave event possibility. Its up to each of us according to karmic merit and genius how we use, interact, reflect or shine such aspects. Aspire to higher octave and avoid lower one Attune yourself to the song of life. Be well, be star, be heart of it all in each still small moment! Aspects influence days and perhaps weeds before and after. Big aspects like last January’s SaturnPluto affect years before and after. Jupiter/Pluto upon us influence this year most but subtly the next 6 and half years. The planets reflect our inner selves precipitating events, influencing what’s happening. Each of us has the freedom to transcend or redirect energies. Or do we?!
‘When you see reality, truth;
you will never be let down.”
~robert of mayflower
April 3 – Venus enters Gemini giving need for creative encounter, variety, new sparks of mental interest. Mercury conjunct Neptune is spiritually idealistic, higher love purposes, soul mating conversations. But also makes for wrong or mistaken view, danger of lie or misleading facts.Yet, sense of the mystical and divine connection. For some, feelings of lost at sea and missed opportunities to grow and go forward.
But these days can be fun, so reach out don’t delay. Platonic love, dreamy creativity, cooking and writing; escapes from the news.
‘Nothing’s set in stone except the Love we have in our hearts. This the the secret of alchemy, the Philosopher’s Stone. Not a smoke my friends, but a fire. A fire of universal love capable of turning any situation or experience into the elixir of truth, any suffering into the magical alcahest solution of Compassion and universal love, the universal solvent of the true alchemist and rosy cross.’
~robert of mayflower
Apirl 4 Venus trine Saturn , Jupiter conjunct Pluto (happens every 13 years and makes some folks revert to puberty, emotional upsets, up and down moods). Can feel like major change of life. All of a sudden all the lights go on! For some all the lights go off. Death and rebirth of social identity, cultural and community identity. Strong currents of up and down.
Good aspect for learning to love things and people that last for the good in your life. Sense of real social change and shift of identity. Feelings of depth in need of lasting virtues and friends that don’t kill you with boredom and same old same old, nothing new. Need to turn things over and clean up long awaited karma and mess. For some deeply moving connections beyond one life.
‘Pure divine love is not merely the blossom of a human heart, but has its roots in eternity. Spiritual holy love is immortal, and Karma brings sooner or later all those who loved each other with such a spiritual affection to incarnate once more in the same family group.’ -HPB , The Key to Theosophy
April 7 ~ Full Moon in Libra and Mars square Uranus Danger danger danger, avoid trouble here. This is a desperate shoot em up bang bang tendency, act and not think making this a troubling aspect. Mercury sextile Pluto/Jupiter adds some intelligence but danger of excessive emotions causing problems, unconscious urges and hastiness leading to accidents, mishaps, partings of the way. Peak out moments of frustration, anger, over assertion. Much wisdom insight into what needs to happen and what not to happen if patience and wisdom used. Daring and adventure, courage and bold action taking place here too. Anger and frustration peek
‘Meditation, abstinence in all,the observation of moral duties, gentle thoughts, good deeds, and kind words, as good will to all and entire oblivion of Self are the most efficacious means of obtaining knowledge and preparing for the reception of higher wisdom.’ -Raja Yoga or Occultism, HPB.. Steiner may use other words, referring to both the reincarnating self, and the true Self arising from ‘Initiation’. See Steiner’s How to Know the Higher Worlds.
April 14~ Sun square Pluto (dead, pulled down feeling, light at the end of the tunnel). Moon conjunct Pluto. Later in day moon conj jupiter adds wisdom and stories to enhance play/drama. All the psychology in the world won’t give rise to spring. Learn to learn from what is rather than what controls or determines. Life is letting go, truth is commitment, love is insane……unless free. Danger of loss of freedom. Opportunity for compassion, deep feelings for truth.
April 15 Moon conjunct Saturn, Sun square Jupiter. Give your best self, hold hears to not knowing truth. Seriously share your concerns. Have fear but do it anyway. Be brave to reach for higher truths, deeper concern, patience enough to wait, loving enough to do now, speak now, share now. Need to act for future rather than always the past.
It is held as a truth among Theosophist that the interdependence of Humanity is the cause of what is called Distributive Karma, and it is this law which affords the solution to the great question of collective suffering and its relief. ~the key to theosophy, HPB
April 18 Mercury sextile Mars Much talk and mental interaction; if too many views, keep one heart in mind. Important to not get blown away by the winds of chaotic thought. One pointedness, still awareness awaiting right view, wisdom is key. The keyhole is love. The door is you.
‘Psychic capacities held perfectly under control, checked and directed by the Manasic (universal mind) principle, are valuable aids in development. But these capacities running riot, controlling instead of controlled, using instead of being used, lead the Student into the most dangerous delusions and the certainty of moral destruction.’
~HPB Five Messages to Americans.
April 19 Sun enters Taurus brings light to practical affairs of the heart. Many feel the need to get out in nature, garden, bike, exercise, walk, and ‘touch’, the new taboo is ok, but keep loving any way you can. Things drop to practical ground and real intention.
‘May our feeling penetrate into the center of our heart, and seek, in love, to unite itself with the human beings who — bearing grace, strengthening us from realms of light and illuminating our love — are gazing down upon our earnest, heartfelt striving. -rudolf steiner, 1923 (before parting from the theosophical society to start the anthroposophical society, Steiner was head of the esoteric school of theosophy. His book Foundations of Esotericism that Mayflower Bookshop sells is his talks or HPBlavatsky EST, Esoteric School of Theosophy instructions lessons, also available at mayflower.
April 21 Sun square Saturn right before the new mooncan be depressing. Can be inner quiet retreat for future good better. Good aspect for cleaning up the past, paying bills or making arrangement. Patience and wisdom called for so not to crash out, procrastinate, delay. Try eating healthier diet, exercise, and honest talk. Get real bottom lines and solid ground, move from there. Invoke creativity if frustrated. If all else fails, nap, mediate, do nothing, no thought, only selfless openness, awareness, consciousness without goal other than aligning oneself with truth, the divine, a simple way of life holds you, other, the world. Wisdom that comes from long years arises. Security and peace in knowing self. Some sad with outcome, others just see success as more work. Be still and know self not separate from each other, every other. Be still and know, the future hasn’t been decided yet, only yesterday has been. Don’t be a ‘has been’.
April 22 New moon in Taurus 3 degrees wants new sureness and some kind of higher light to current happenings. Taurus is ruled by venus, so beautify everything right where you are. Meditate on a flower, dew on the green, blue skies, and a clean holy life come your way. Visualize all of us figuring it out, how to be happy for the good of all!
‘’The chief point is, to uproot that most fertile course of all crime and immortality – the belief that it is possible for them to escape the consequences of their own actions. Once teach them that greatest of all laws, Karma and Reincarnation, and besides feeling in themselves the true dignity of human nature, they will turn from evil and eschew it as they would a physical danger. ‘ —The Key to Theosophy, HPB
April 25 Mercury square Pluto, then Pluto goes retrograde. Major decisions called but difficult to make. Postpone big action if possible, If not sure, WAIT! Patience needed more. Bad info abounds now. May need do better research or preparation. Some kind of weird bad news or startling new fact or event makes one shake their head, go back to review, fix, dig in better, proceed anew. World looks dangerous and inner stirrings need deeper pondering. Conspiracy theories abound, yet some facts are true. We need higher truths arrange the facts anew so all know what to do to make this world work true. If unsure, retreat and research, fast from mistakes and food even, try to catch a new star to follow; otherwise lay low. Take your time ….think bigger…..cultivate silent listening to both inner deeps and world big that weeps.
April 26 Mercury square Jupiter, Sun conjunct Uranus, moon conjunct venus. Love talk, creative connection, overflow of sharing, sudden insight shifts direction to sure attainment. Can be quakes or storms or volcanoes or solar flared or genius moments before you. Breathe and move into truth, love, being, becoming. Break throughs in many areas. Sense of new light on problems at hand. More trust worthy facts emerge as to political scams, virus, politics and economics, science. Unsettling events that unnerve the best of us. Sudden turns for the better. When for the ‘bad’ enlightening none the less. For some genius insights and breakthroughs. Possible severe sudden but quickly over storms or brain storms. Sudden quick rise and fall for some. Quirky news. Possible big shake ups, wake ups, break throughs, or down…. extreme nature happenings, maybe sun spots and flares from long winded low solar activity. Sudden shifts in weather and attitude. Some for the good, others go south. Most positive good shift for the better. Major turning point is Virus thing better or worse. Need for more genius and intelligence, less fear and emotional worry
April 28 Mercury square Saturn. Good day to catch up to paper work and past. Good time to be serious, but not too serious. Read Osho and smile. Otherwise, good day to lose and drink in your losses, chill out, and go at it another day. Sadness due to events. Inward determination to get smarter. Winning when another loses is an antiquated way to play. Times are a’changing.
April 30 Mercury conjunct Uranus. Break though in events, in thinking, solutions, relations. Good day for intellectual hugs actually, touching and feeling touched by inspirations, imaginations pure, higher fire of genius and creativity. Yet, need to act and not just over think and/or talk.Lots of new ideas spin round. Hopefully a few good ones land into reality. Higher Truths fight for their day in court of real life.
“Love is enough. Live only out of love. It may last long, it may not last, but.. even if it is there for a single moment it will give you the taste of eternity. And there is every possibility that, if you are not afraid, it may last longer because fear is poison. It poisons everything. If you are not worried about tomorrow you may live today so totally that out of that totality a beautiful tomorrow will arise. But if you are afraid of tomorrow you may destroy today. And once today is destroyed, from where is tomorrow going to come?” -Osho, Tao: the Golden Gate, Vol I, Ch 3
May 3 Venus square Neptune. Feeling drained, vampire’d out, or even drowned by love? Or does higher love free you from limitations. Or are you….Feeling abandoned and lost at sea, lost in emotionality? Or, are you sailing straight into the wind aflame with love and creativity. Its a choice. Be practical, you have nothing to lose, everything to gain. Or should you stay …Happy? Sad? with enough toilet paper to deal with the chit? … For some you have everything to lose, be practical. Good for creative musings and mystical platonic play, arts, music, dreamy drama magic.
‘Educate! Educate! The children are our salvation. Just as the student of occult nature can imbue the new atoms of his body which momentarily replace the old ones, with less vicious tendencies, and thus regenerate himself by moral Alchemy and attain the ‘Elixir of Life’,: so can a nation work its own regeneration by educating the new atoms of its national body, its children.’ -HPB
May 4 Sun conjunct Mercury brings quick strange surreal events light, flash, make merry alive brilliant mind for a moment. Time to rise and shine or make quick exit. Good day to take notes – you won’t remember all the insights. Weird passings, truth statements so real you want to cry but don’t cus truth is more important at the moment. Even passers by speak gospel in song or verse or other religion good true. Good day to make clear decisions if not influenced by anger, clever ego protection, avoidance, or attachment. To the awakened, many awake now. To the pure, all is pure.
“There are far greater things which are beyond the reach of the head. And when you are moving into those realms you should put the head aside… Something far deeper exists in you – you should not forget it. Intellect is only the periphery, the circumference. It is not the center of your being. The center of your being is intuition… Your circumference is your ego; your center is in tune with Tao. Your center is not yours, it is not mine – the center is universal. At the center we all meet and are one.”
May 9 to10 Mercury trine Pluto/Jupiter. Can be a lazy daydream day but if inspired you may get a thousand and one thinks and things done all at once. Good day for negotiations and feeling that the world may make it back to ‘sanity’ (whatever that is). More honest day over all with many practical achievements. A little bit of sense of security and even money for some.
Inevitably we’re trying to undress
the ignorance, delusion, illusion, anger and hatred;
and address the divine sparkle, spark, and infinite stillness divine space,
the virtue, the god
in each other.
~robert of mayflower, at your higher self service
May 11 Mercury square Mars both in fixed signs Taurus and Aquarius (Leo and Scorpio feel it too, intense at odds)
Such aspect can be bumping heads with fixed ideas or stuck events. IF patient, strong decisions and mutual agreements can be made, but odds are two walls are talking and no mutually satisfactory results for most. Fixed positions unyielding to higher demands. Forced decisions and much difficult karma at hand. Arguments based on posturing and fixed static position rather than great need or true futurity. Positive for free creative intense exchange for the more adept and genius.
May 7 Full Moon in Scorpio Mercury sextile Neptune. Super sensuous psychic feelings override logic in meeting of souls, spirits, future and past. Psychic perceptions and news from far away. Close encounters of the dharma karma kind. Meaningful dream messages for some. If you are strong and don’t take things too personally, you can come to know secrets able to better position your travels and future. Avoid making enemies or hurting others with oversensitive feelings. A most passionate day.
May 9 Mercury trine Pluto. Good aspect for getting it straight in what you want and don’t want in relationships. Good for paperwork and thinking things out. Ask for help if you need it. Good communications matter of fact honest too. Take breaks to stretch, walk, yoga, chew good simple true. Ponder and plan, don’t demand …. from self or other.
May 10 Sun sextile Neptune, Mercury trine Jupiter. Too positive and too excited burns all the incense. Be forever, enjoy the moment passing. Joyful exchanges, happiness at work and dream. Planning for the future. Good associations and connections, Good networking day, but also good for play. Avoid exaggerations and promises can’t be kept, otherwise have fun, add spice, ground, edgy insight, laughter thunder to it!
May 11 Mercury square Mars. Hermes and ArcAngel Michael working together? Truth and wisdom? Otherwise, Beware of impotent criticism serving nothing higher than one’s own hurt feelings. You can’t save or say everything on your mind, but many do try vainly here to conquer what needs redirection and training. Force don’t work here. Listening is rare art these days, soul be rare. Where the mind talk is fixed on outcome, the action takes wide aim and may miss the mark. Work to have actions speak your mind rather than yr mind rattling for others to act, or you but not just right now. Wake up, be the love and truth you’re looking for. No one’s coming for you, so will you please grow up. Be the one who would have saved you long ago. Be that and shut up. Avoid needless argument/debate. Look for results and action in your deep inner listening to the mind try to escape. Here thinking is the booby prize and compassion the future.
May 12 Mercury trine Saturn. Practical down to earth work, honest talk, solid view go far here. If unsure , work the facts right. Today good day to work the facts right and state your claim. Many getting real about what’s real. Happiness when alone or with deeper people, books, and silence within listening to what God or the universe is saying. Happiness wends alone, all one…
May 15 Sun trine Pluto. Need to find inner deeper sense of security to help the sun shine inside out, outside in. More clarity on what is happening in the world and in one’s private life. Try to grow, good vibes this last week after shake ups.
May 17 Sun trine Jupiter. Sense of expansion and shining out. New growth or connections make future look brighter. Good for fixing, mending, cleaning, grounding, gardening, nature walks and talks.
May 20 Venus square Neptune. Confusing issues about love, deception, mistaken turn of events. Or is is mystic communion with higher intelligence and compassion/love, artistry saints and good devils. Danger of wasting time, but also could be good waste of time. Avoid getting lost or spaced out. Avoid space out people or ‘going no where’ situations. Good for playing around with creativity. Read the fine print, avoid hasty actions based on dreamy false feelings.
May 22 Mercury conjunct Venus, Sun trine Saturn, Mercury square Neptune. If you know what you’re doing, this is good. Other wise prepare for lost time. Big day for love connections, friends, talk and sharing, touchy, munch, and sure to make good memories kind of day. Mercury square Neptune needs avoid going to extreme in pleasure tripping, or chatting none sense, unconscious diarrhea of the mouth or emotions, or promising sweet nothings come from this whatever it is. Either great for the arts or a day to avoid events and people. Good for being alone or with intimate, creative and free, inventive and loving.
May 25 Mars sextile Uranus. Busy busy busy, keep to the major points and much can happen accelerating your voyage into better times now, zestier smarter awards and rewards. Avoid spinning wheels going nowhere. Action heroes good here. Talk without deeper thinking not good. Its important to let ‘in-breath’ and ‘stillness’ catch the deeper feel think going on, the deeper inner, other, present tense. Danger here of overthink and over do talk, not accomplishing any real work or progress of the soul. If on the search of Steiner, Theosophy, tibet, NeoPlatonism, Osho, Magic and Mystery, Mayflower Bookshop, your time is now.
‘Remember that the only God man comes in contact with is his own God, called Spirit, Soul, and Mind, or Consciousness, and these three are one. -HPB, Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge.
May 31st COMET ATLAS makes its run around the sun, perihelion. The sun at 10-11 Gemini and the Moon in Virgo can indicate the Comet is here to deliver important message to each and every one of us. Comets are messengers of the divine. Often interesting births and deaths surround such events. The comet is now sky visible with tail that may get way bigger, and influencing parts of our subtle body, as well as sparking intuitively, the fiery genius in us, the ‘Buddhi Manas’ fearless of higher love and truth. Also, Comets are ‘Comet Cleansers’ that often clear and clean up messes human beings with their unconscious animal appetites often make. Perhaps this is a celestial sign of a big turning point in the ‘Corona Virus’ thing. By this time we may see amazing women rising in power, politics, and spiritual position. Female V.P? The Comet Atlas was discovered dec.28, 2019, and is in similar orbit of Great Comet of 1844 when the Mississippi and Missouri river flooded many parts. Also in 1844 Nietzsche was born, a guy Steiner said Ahriman used to further materialism and its spiritually stunting views. Osho claims Nietzsche is maybe a genius, but we need to incorporate Buddha with Zorba the Greek to heal such materialistic impulse of blind will. Rudolf Steiner was born one node cycle after the comet of 1844. This Comet reveals the struggle within each of us to be whole and spiritually healthy, or to suffer being cut off from organic cosmic and earthly rhythms by electric man made sub nature technology and girdling of the soul. Whew! May a Comet Cleansing (Clean Sing!) and Comet revelation (not apocalypse) spark and awaken us one and all! ‘Love banishes fear, imaginations of how we are all going to make it as one universal planetary family invokes love. Invoke Love!’ -robert of mayflower
June 11 Sun square Neptune. Pick one or three! Danger of too much talk, not enough action. Diarrhea of the mouth and soul, unconscious streaming and false dreaming. Yet urge to map out and experience EVERYTHING. Avoidance of reality and little lies abound. On the other hand genius flashes rattle the cage with innovative new energetics and ideas, feel for the future, dreamscapes of magic, music, drama, theatre, creativity. Mostly misleading news leads the next couple days. Attempts to reach out further than normal to make things happen.
‘Chemistry and physiology are the two great magicians of the future, who are destined to open the eyes of mankind to the great physical truths.’ -The Secret Doctrine, I, pg. 261
june 13 Mars conjunct Neptune. ArchAngel Michael and the Great Mother work together in Wisdom and Compassion. Otherwise unneeded worry and frustration, mirrors and smoke, lost in emotions or dead space. Beware of conspiracies that don’t offer higher love and learning, just scape goating and blame shame on others rather than personal work on the self. Can be digestion problems, food poisoning, wrong use of medicine or intoxicants, miscue on remedy or fix. Lies and secret greed, fear, create another ‘bad trip’. Trouble or confusing travels, communications. Sense of being lost or held up. Active imagination making up false delusions or projections. Miscalculations, wrong directions, loss from wrong view, wrong thinking. Danger of false emotions and fantasy overtaking reality and down to earth practicality. Escape and escapades, entertainment and voyage, adventure.
Positively active imagination in the arts, music, the mystic,
Creative impulses to dare the impossible. Many dreams and plans of the future. Sensuality and dreamy love meets intense yoga focus. This aspect brings about the highest or lowest human experiences. Very lucifer so needs grounding. The ahrimanic manic needs honesty and futurity.
June 18 Mars sextile Pluto, Mercury retrograde. Avoid forced decisions. Whew. Next couple weeks hard to get facts straight. Some will turn inward and get it right. Everyone has toilet paper and necessary ingredients for survival? New shortages? Intense dialogue, communication, creative working for ideal dreams to meet the road, manifest, be practical in doings to realize in daily life the ideal. Otherwise mis judgement of events make for wrong turns. Avoid going over and over same roads without arriving at destination or right outcome for both you and other. With right work and view, heaven and earth touch, meet, and make furtherance, progress, align with goals. With wrong view and desire, feisty exchanges, struggle for ‘one up man ship’, edgy contesting. Good for getting things done on your own. Avoid impotently judging others to avoid working on yourself or getting the job done right before you. Don’t cheat nor hide from true facts. Face up to the sun. Many projections in last weeks need review.
‘The Demon of Pride, Lust, Rebellion, and Hatred, has never had any being before the appearance of physical conscious man. It is man who has begotten, nurtured, and allowed the fiend to develop in his heart; he, again, who has contaminated the indwelling god in himself, by linking the pure spirit with the impure demon of matter.’ ~H.P.Blavatsky
June 30th Jupiter Rx, conjunct Pluto, Sun conjunct Mercury, Mercury sextile Uranus. A return to pleasure or pain? Gone too far out and need to remind oneself of lasting values? Past mistakes blow in one’s face while busy making new mistakes? Difficult social encounters? Working to make it work no matter what? Facing the consequences of past life resuscitated from the dead? Feelings of falling backwards? Needing to go forward but feeling blocked?
For some a more than honest reckoning and facing of difficulties. Tendency to have to wait to finish something. To the degree one can rid oneself of dragging out problems would be good. Completing or working to complete things very helpful and productive of better futures to come. Danger of exaggerating things, now gone south. Facing the music. Try playing it instead if you can! If open, much new learning on the way giving new opportunity to work and play, and fix past mistakes. Will it!
Can be holy. Helping others who need your help. Self sacrifice for sake of others benefit. Dealing with ridding self of sticky situations. Much patience and wisdom in maneuvering sticky waters. Brilliant breakthroughs in technique and science to make progress. Much good news overcoming low spirits.
July 5th full moon in Capricorn brings practical outcomes to drawn out situations. Guiding oneself on the authority of one’s experience. Trouble or luck with authorities abounds depending on one’s karmic situation. Many feel stuck with bottom lines. If so be a dolphin. Others feel stuck to being always high and not grounded. Ok, be a goat and climb your way up, quit flying. Thirdly, do what makes you grow. No excuses.
July 8 Mercury retrograde square Mars. Yikes! Explosive disagreements or sudden storms of enlightenment. If you know what you’re doing and feel like a knight in shining armor, go for it; save the situation and make it right for the other, all of us! Dangerous time to forsake the true and tried. New adventures and agreements may back fire or fall apart. Tendency to become very frustrated with constantly changing demands and promises. Emotions and words, thinking and feeling clash. Avoid impatience in self and other. Take breath deeper before reacting to jerky events.
Good aspect for creative brain storming if you don’t run over yourself or let others run over you. Good for going over paper work again to be sure its right. A need for honest thoughts and conversations hold all of us. Otherwise wait to make moves.
July 12 Sun trine Neptune, (Trump has Saturn transit opp his Pluto, next few days or weeks making for rough times and need for laying back. A need for rest, reassessing, letting go of obsessive pressure to work). Sun/Nep: This is a pleasant aspect in water signs. Good for beatifying, creative feelings, emotional connection, family and friends connecting, dreamy planning of future. A collective sense of the spiritual, the ethical, the Emerson Philosopher in each of us.
July 14 Sun oppose Jupiter, Comfort feelings and practical demands attempt to meet and agree to work and play, pleasure and reward, release of tension. Take care not to over do. Too much of a good thing spoils one, and can side track true grit of success. In other words, avoid over indulgence.
July 15 Sun oppose Pluto. Home versus work struggle. Inner life vs. worldly calling clash. Attempts to selflessly compute reality and need against need and reality work further steps to figuring out what you really want to do. Some feel forced into behaving. Tough decisions made ‘for the good of all’ are maddening. Feeling at a breaking point. Need to let go and let God vibe. God here being ‘Universal Mind, harmony of feelings’. Attempts to share or bring fresh light to others concerns. Self and other at odds at to how to work things out. Need for patient compassionate approach to home and work, family and personal needs. Don’t take things personally other than seeing one’s own higher self and compassion for all those who don’t.
‘Harmony in the physical and mathematical world of sense, is justice in the spiritual one. Justice produces harmony, and injustice, discord; and discord on a cosmical scale, means chaos ~ annihilation.
– Isis Unveiled, HPB, I, pg 330
July 27 Venus square Neptune, Jupiter sextile Neptune, Mercury square Mars. Love needs unfulfilled, emotional needs wasted or perverted with sweet sour, personal needs that may not reflect long lasting beauty, desires or escapes clashing with other’s needs. An urge for creative, artistic, imaginative expression and release. Good for the arts, music, creative writing, singing, theatre, movies, drama. Difficulties when not honest with self or other. Difficulties because one can’t be honest without causing trouble. Need for higher power to intercede with remedial help. Or greater retreat stillness listening. Good for yoga, meditation, creative imagineering. For some visions of better future. Platonic or spiritual relations. Attempts to over work or escape work. Cheaters beware. Make regenerative down time, nature walk, beautifying space and place with more color. If over done, rid color and go simple.
July 30 Mercury opp Jupiter, Mercury trine Neptune, Venus inconjunct Pluto. Strong need to have real love in one’s life. Whether friend, lover, family, plants, nature, music, philosophy, spiritual teaching; need for upliftment and passionate daring, adventure, vaster, deeper higher, feelings and mind of more enlightened holy state of consciousness. A sense of not trusting others. Need for privacy alone or with special other. Creative time or worrisome time. Plans that will not follow through. Edgy and dreamy.
Aug 13 Mars square Pluto. Redemption of the dark feminine? Or soul falling deeper into complex mire of unconscious fear/desie. Need to purify, fast, eat healthier diet, quit what you are doing that’s killing you? Beware of Infighting, warring, making demands and giving ultimatums. Danger of mars aggressive or self centered actions causing reaction. Possible need to break away or out of some situation. Danger around guns, anger, law, breaking rules, trespassing, not keeping boundaries. Tragedy.
Positive side is heroic action, saving a situation or person, bravado and truth over power and selfishness. At times very strong female personalities representing justice and the American way of courage, virtue, audacity for truth no matter what. For most it will be a very moody depressing day. Bad movies and psycho drama, repeat offenders.
Aug 24 Mars square Saturn. Hard work needs right co-workers and supportive friends. Need to achieve higher vision capable of seeing where the hard work is going and is it worth it. For some its boring times needing engaging right work or action. For some its more delays, blocks, walls, ‘no’, and a long road block. Good for honest work with long term plans. Difficult but necessary decision making. Patience enough to wait for wisdom to come.
Aug 26 – Pres.Trump Saturn oppose midheaven, big turning point, possibly indicating a soon sense of rising up, once past this bottoming out in spring. Is it laying new foundation, finding right ground to stand on, sense of sure footing to rise up? Possible low point though for now around white house. Subtle and gross need to rethink and again rethink, anew think to make a future turn for the better.Weighed down feeling of too much to handle. A need of silence to think. Happiness when alone.
Aug 24th Mercury trine Jupiter. Positive thoughts and renewed ways of working for better times, futures. Right thinking and action find support and mutual agreement. Time to reach out beyond boundaries and connect with higher spirit souls.
Aug. 30 Venus oppose Pluto. Avoid negative emotions in trying to have compassion for self and other. Change yourself to change your world round. Don’t take anything personally other than the higher self wishes to speak through the noise and emotional chaos.
Sept. 19 – For Pres. Trump, Venus trine prog. Jupiter indicates happy that others getting happier. This may be lucky good moment for making positive things happen for one and all. No it doesn’t mean he will win. Yet each has freedom to recreate what up and what coming.
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(see monthly aspects for feb/march below this overview)
With Jupiter coming to trine Elizabeth Warren’s natal Moon, watch her rise in the ranks of popularity in coming weeks (or at least hanging near the top). Astrologically, I still think she may be our next President, although Bernie still heavy contender (see below). Gosh, what if they joined hands and ran together? If Michelle Obama enters the race, astrologically she would most likely win. But so would Oprah. Michelle may do it by democratic convention. Astrology talk coming soon when I will go all over this and more; astrological forecasts.
Bernie Sanders made it through some tough astrological aspects (heart health and more). Bernie has transiting Pluto about to oppose his Mars so taking care of health and more positivity, and less yelling, is a very necessary energetic to progress his way by. As Uranus comes to trine his Midheaven/Sun late May into June on, he’s rising again and his voice is not going away; even though a big bump in the road approaches. Pluto can be positive when aligned rightly with the underdog and popular common collective consensus. Can be empowerment rather than disempowering. None-the-less more care is needed not to trip, fall, have accident. Also possible travel problems, making enemies and more with Pluto/Mars. Mr. Bernie, take care, wisdom and compassion, what right to do, not just external rights, but courage for truth holds all of us inwardly true too! Yes!.
Joe Biden with transit of Saturn oppose his Jupiter may be tiring out, petering out, and losing support of the rich and mighty, or even about to have legal money hassles. With transit of Uranus 150 degrees quincunx from his ascending rising sign, Joe may feel thrown from the horse, side tracked from hot reality intellect, or even on the wrong track. Uranus slowly coming to square his natal Pluto and oppose his Mars may indicate retirement and/or health issues coming down the road. Good for taking back seat and researching, perhaps writing.
Though Mike Bloomberg may get a blip of rise with Jupiter transit trine his mars/saturn/uranus coming, his transit of slow moving Saturn/Pluto coming to oppose his ascending sign and natal Pluto does not portend of popularity in the long run. Many starting to think the richest don’t care to educate nor free the bottom, no matter what they say. Mars transit trine his moon/sun in Aquarius at the moment for short spell, certainly gives Mike strong presence and gusto maverick thruster rockets of display and presence progressive.
Pete Buttigieg has blip of success as mars transit squares his natal jupiter but with Saturn coming to conjunct his natal Sun and square Pluto, this may prove short lived.
More on all these candidates later.
President Trump’s transit of Mars conjunct Moon while opposing his natal Sun/Mercury makes for sharp smarts and words that may project the nasty meanies. Many see him as their economic warrior hero. Coming soon Saturn/Venus end of first week of February into March adds much stress and feelings of having to defend or react, fight off something. March is astrologically critical time for wisdom, patience and right action. Possible troubles from rash actions, but can be quite gutsy and robust in outspoken response. With such aspect one needs take care not to speak or act too quickly as to make matters worse and put oneself in unfavorable light. Avoiding hasty actions will deter accidents and hard response with little way out for others, little room to move, adds pressure to events. It also puts one on the defense, often in need of strong purposeful response. This could be concerning and negative to markets, economy, geo political hot spots, feuds between feudal lords, political in fights, challenges with personal attacks and feelings of betrayal. Also may be connected to matters concerning response to China and CoronalVirus troubles, along with its many implications for difficult travel and affect on trade, and markets, economics. So far markets jumping into high rise. Can this go on forever? Bit of roller coaster for many.
Jupiter trine Trump’s midheaven end of march, or other aspects end of April hopefully will bring happier less stressful, more peaceful times and results good for all of us. Otherwise we need to make it to Jupiter/Saturn conjoined in Aquarius this coming december for mutually beneficial times to roll in for all of us. In December more of a vibration of mutual agreement and social justice. Now into all March is a time to learn to clearly see how to work a better way out of the incredible polarization and seeming emotional/astral/psychic civil war both the nation and the world state is experiencing. May our higher angel and deeper virtue deed awaken our every day toward a greater peace and love to prevail. May inspirational voices be heard, may hearts awaken with the highest intelligence.
In the USA sagittarius rising chart, Neptune transit squares the natal Mars/Uranus making for continuous miscue, misinformation, disinformation, lies and lipstick. Confusion who is the enemy or wrong. Victims abound and forgiveness and/or conversion/transformation rare. Conspiracy theories abound which lead to no clear result nor positive change. Same with crazier hollywood entertainment, an oft containment of imagination. Political incest grows, fearful violent entertainment persists, lies and falsehoods in high places dislocate many from real time and space. Neptune can make one feel vampirized, tired, drained. Eating more grains and greens, miso seaweed soup, salt baths, exercise, down time and sleep, meditation and yoga can help. Reading Steiner, HPB, Osho, Manly Hall, NeoPlatonism, Yogananda, Sufism, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, Alchemy, Kabala, all can help free the mind from the tyranny of sense bound thinking and ‘pirate booty’, dead end soul life, and lack of hope.
How much does the government spend on propaganda toward its own people again? Neptune is deception and lack of transparency. To say nothing of outside rich influence and propaganda on all media and more. Neptune on the flip side can be some pretty amazing but weird scientific breakthroughs, if not break downs in truth and fact. Many an artistic and spiritual experiences too available for some. One needs a healthy balance, a finding of the middle way, the golden mean, the wisdom of nature and healthy life style. Wisdom compassion and smarts, common sense, is needed to discern and discriminate the real from the unreal, the light from the dark, the more eternal immortal from the jungian ‘demon lover’ of wrong habit and addiction, wrong suffering producing no insight nor result sure, good, true.
End of April Jupiter transit trine USA Midheaven may help heal, rightfully reveal, a way to go good for all of us. Demonizing and scapegoating others has to go. Access to healthy honest free debate and sharing is an american necessity to freedom. Projecting completely on others rather than working on self, rather than educating, healing, making whole, making friend, learning to work with, compromise, resolving issues rather than revolving and procrastinating reality and challenge to the future. Now is the time to be transformed inside out. Now the time to work together, not just push opinions. We need our leaders to understand the words “by the people, for the people”.
Transiting Mars opposing USA natal Sun first week of March may well bring March Madness and storm, also feelings of being threatened and having to take a stand. Much outspokenness and urge to easily anger. Guns again then come into question as a loss of freedom and protection rather than protection and freedom. Mars conjunct USA Pluto end of march may give strong clue to nature of the Pluto return coming. Sudden turn of events, endings or completions occur then. For some, an engaging in the Great Work of healing and spiritually mindfully awakening the world.
Mid February Saturn conjunct Pluto after effect may bring very severe weather and cold to many places. Other places get weirdly warmer! Things seem dead locked or locked down, or torn down the middle. Chronic diseases and care for sick and elderly as well as the little ones may be at issue. Health care, insurance, quality food and life style at risk? Because Pluto in the USA second house, continued need for strong economical controls. Perhaps international money issues at steak. Insecurity about security, and need for more security about insecurities is issue and play.
March 7th Mars oppose USA Sun followed by Mars square USA Saturn again forces many to look at solution to gun violence and acting or reacting out of fear. Danger or warlike escalades. Need to redirect or heal anger and selfish aggression. Need for new courage to love with wisdom and truth, compassion and spiritual insight. Need to act quickly, boldly, honestly and true to protect, heal, nourish, secure. Feelings of hard work. Money and health issues may abound. Time for disciplined action and working plans for long run. Immediate quick results awkward and tough.
At this point in March, the events of last few years are heading for culmination, endings and/or new beginnings. Serous demands for attention, sustainable reasoning and insight pertinent to a unified whole world. A need for right action based on right facts and higher wisdom/truth. By March coming, events will ‘pop the pimple’, expose the thief, possible clarify many a world problem or trouble at hand. For the moment, things come to a head, kind of a truth or consequences’.
Or is it reactive feelings of being cut off from truth and love trying to now rule? March sets up need for real World Peace and Love, treaty and mutual cooperation, which may take till December into coming years to manifest properly.
Deep appreciation, discovery, responsible commitments abound when Jupiter joins (conjuncts) Saturn in Aquarius in December 2020. At that time many events trigger a sense of a new age of enlightenment, peace, progress for all, and a new time of awakening, renaissance. Then perhaps the seed energetic for a real Aquarian Age of Higher Peace and Love, Truth and Justice will emerge in the heart, soul mind of both individual and collective human experience.
But this February now reveals the aftermath of the recent Saturn/Pluto challenge to collective freedom, health, relationship, home, investments, day to day life style, work, travel, play. February reveals more aftermath karma residue of past mistakes, while simultaneously revealing needs for the future, if there is to be one worth living vs.suffering.
In the beginning of March, Venus in Aries squares Saturn/Pluto
in Capricorn. Here Love and Compassion, the goddess of wisdom, fights a real or imagined Darth Vader, those who have totalitarian selfish greedy harmful selfish bent. Here also higher love speaks to the real needs of the world’s heart soul mind. Some suffer hurt or feeling martyred, in need of attuning to eternal verities and higher intrinsic, transcendent love and truth. Here now is a need for a resurrection of the ‘Christos’, the spark in the heart of the sun which unites every heart with higher purpose, truth, calling. Christos if the ancient Greek Platonic wisdom love will of the Sun, the Solar System as a spiritual being living in every heart as a spark of universal mind, Nous. Living in the fleeting passing moment in search of lasting happiness is the challenge during this time. Living in the eternal principles of love and truth, compassion wisdom, and sharing such is an art and science. Be rich inside to avoid outer pricks. To not be prickled by external rank and fortune get rich within. Get rich with wisdom insight and universal connectivity to all life. READ by book or Steiner, or HP Blavatsky, something!.
First week of March, VP Mike Pence has transit of Uranus square his natal Mars along with other aspects making me think in astrological terms, that even he is unsure what is happening and where he will end up!? Rising in rank, or falling out!?! Good time for quick growth and new pathways to growth.
In the last half of March, Mars conjoins Saturn/Pluto in the sky affecting the whole world. Do crazy chaotic events and fears reach a peek and then start to subside, or does the world further imperil itself? Storms and many problems to be solved then. Coronalvirus thing should take honest shape by then so we collectively know what we are dealing with, contained or not.
This time in all March really may be a bit over the top and dangerous. Or is it heroic time and making of peace not war? Aspects perhaps making for hard times of suffering for many. Time for healing hard past realities, time of struggling against the odds, collective strife and personal miseries, fixated ‘locked in’ sense of fate, materialistic alone trajectories not considering the greater picture or protecting the little ones. Nee for an ecology of spirit, soul, body, head and heart, earth. Storms and explosive situations. Higher octave is courage to tell the truth and live the high road of virtue, courageous deeds of valor.
March madness! If not laying honest foundation stone for healthy planet for everyone, ’Mars/Saturn/Pluto’ together in Capricorn give hauntings of new dark ages. Many lack moral and ethical/virtue education. Many are dumbing down with push button electronics, over medicated, rash freedoms of consumerism rather than inner creative artistry and heathy lifestyle, spiritual development. Times portend of a new coldness of heart, extremes in the weather, barbaric terrors, false materialistic securities, and lack of inner certainties. Higher octave of these aspects portend an attempt to lift up the poor in spirit and means. A compassionate wisdom to deal with crisis opportunities with positive change, growth, rather than just containment and a diminishing of creative awareness and intelligence and social democratic participation.
Here Viking and Gladiator conquest and profit mentality may win over the simple homemaker, the small farmer and lover of nature. Piracy and greedy plutocracy seem now very destructive of our futures, while long term sustainable futures seem lost. Yet Saturn and Pluto/Mars can be inevitable wisdom arriving in the nick time. A sense and need for social justice and equal rights, instead of run over the enemy perceived and ‘let god figure out the good from bad’ MENtality.
How we each live our life is the ultimate vote for the future, but still….we need town meetings that aren’t forced and coerced into nefarious results. Freedom and truth are seriously at stake.
A previous SATurn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn was in 1518 occurred during the ‘Dancing Plague’ or ‘dance epidemic mania’. This startedin France spreading into Europe when hundreds danced themselves to death in utter exhaustion. . What does this indicate in our modern time? Well this —- psychic ‘contagion’ and ‘Grand Hysteria’. Rudolf Steiner predicted the number one illness of our time would be ‘Hysteria’. One gets all excited and hyper active thinking something big happening, but nothing in fact happens. An individual and collective hyper excitement, frenzy, and over active imagination fantasy, panicky and alarmed, crazy chaotic feelings that ‘everything is happening at once’, that something great or crazy good or ill was going on, getting all caught up in the moment. But when it was all said and done, nothing of importance or of merit had occurred. All was in vain under the spell of delusion, illusion, and projection.
Even Tim Leary, in his version of the psychedelic book of the dead, knew one had to eliminate projections to find truth peace sanity, wholeness, individuation, and true freedom from delusion and feverish illusion. Many freeze in fear or burn in frenzy when confronted by real life or its challenges, highs and lows. In the Dancing Plague, authorities at the time in trying to heal such, fostered musicians and entertainers and stages/auditoriums to further allow the hysterical dancers to dance it out day and night thinking this would inevitably bring a cure – but the frantic dancing escalated. We live in a world now that fiddles while Rome burns so to speak. To many are one something, high or depressed. Few are simply present. We live in a world wherein many are full of panic and alarm, hysteria and false projection in real and fancied apocalyptic chaos and confusion. Yet there are real concerns and dangers not confronted till the worse last moment. We can make weapons and threats but not intelligent mutually beneficial peace. We profit by conquering and subjecting the enemy to servants of corporate consumerism and waste. We seem to be killing the world of life. The Food Chain is continually turning toxic and of little if any vitality. Again, profits over true intelligence, wisdom, and health. We soon will learn you can’t eat money nor gold, nor market shares and bonds. And yes i know we need to have healthy investments, especially one’s where real work earns money. We need earth access to those who love, not just want to privately own, the earth. This is a huge conversation. Even Plato and Aristotle conversed and problem’d over such.
One is reminded of ‘The Dance of Death’ book of early 1500’s which still today mystifies one’s understanding other than acknowledging Bob Dylan’s song phrase ‘He that’s not busy being born is dying’. In esotericism, Samsara or ‘the world’ is either a dance to (and of) death’, or, it is a dance of enlightenment, spiritual freedom and ‘transcendance’, transcendental insight awareness, action.
Its up to each of us individually to find our way to fulfillment and happiness and creativity, rather than a life dampening the universal flame, we work it, free it, dance it, share it. We need encourage creative freedom and universal love for all God’s creation.
With Saturn/Pluto (conjunct in Capricorn January 2020 but influencing past, present, future) these are going to extreme times. Capricorn opposes Cancer; danger of food shortages and food price rise. Loss of values of home and family. Square Aries , loss of personal identity or individuality in plutocracies of socialistic corporatocracy and neo-communism. Sat/Pluto square Libra loss of traditional marriage and partnership values, or simply relationships hurt more than heal or flower. And yes, something new is trying to be born that will take time. We are experiencing the labor pains of a higher consciousness birth. The question is whether or not Hades/Pluto is releasing Persephone, the goddess of new spring, ascension, renewal and wisdom flowering; or a regrettable furthering of spiritual soul imprisonment by greed, selfishness, self indulgence, lack of higher aspirations and virtues. A future lock in to psychic imprisonment, polarized dissent, virtue descent, and loss of ethical soul spirit freedom, truth, justice, and ‘the American Way’.
MARCH may well prove the turning point in time for learning healing change, spiritual ethical progress. Here a need to face the need of learning to live on in face of an insane culture, lack of true religion or at-one-ment to all life. An spiritual matterialism in economic and political spheres is inevitably strangling the life and vital etheric subtle body of the planet, and thus of human culture and life as we know it. Whether its stock market or weather/sky manipulation and trickery, gun boat war lord diplomacy, lack of wholistic systems and self organizing universal truths, the world is in trouble. Its an almost insane every man for himself vs totalitarian dicktorial authoritarian dictates without apparent wisdom for the sustainable long run, nor compassion for all life supports us here now. And who is smart enough to deal with it with crisis after crisis at our doorstep?
The triple coming together of Mars/Saturn/Pluto may influence with difficulties tough to resolve through the rest of the year until Jupiter/Saturn conjoins in Aquarius in December 2020! So take care, no fear, no shame or blame, just learning, growing, sharing.
Jupiter/Saturn conjunct indicates the establishment of social cultural norms and psychological structures of individuation and collective agreement, a meeting of the highest and lowest in an Aquarian harmony and echo of spiritual reality, ‘on earth, as it is in heaven’. In Hermetics BC, it was ‘As Above, So Below’, a descent of higher self or Christos. Now from deep within, the new mysteries call for an arising or raising of consciousness, an assent to ascent in Higher Consciousness.
Its also an awareness, a cognitions, of the founding fathers platonic ideal of ‘Unity in diversity’, a deeper oneness permeating all, a brotherhood and sisterhood, a family of humanity. In the coming Aquarian Age, it is the struggle of brotherhood/sisterhood vs Big Brother and 1984 Orwellian totalitarianism and the danger of Plutocracy. Love for one another vs dicktorial ‘power over’ rather than ‘power through’ each other. Those who rule by money, power, authority vs those who heal and grow, nourish, through co-creativity. Now we need conscious growth inward out, and bottom up. Higher self descends with wisdom, an inner arousal of compassion, a sharing and caring for each other. Jesus said ‘Love one another’, not hate and conquer. Its a big learning curve we face.
Hopefully this is making sense, or sparking your own research and quest. Each of us must learn to awaken right where we are. Learn to make positive change by changing our SELF rather than projecting always on others. Ceasing scapegoating, demonizing, and denying the Christos, Christ, Buddha, Messiah in each and everyone of us. Truth is this higher compassionate love, truth, wisdom to carry it out, live it. Each is a child of God, child to a living universe. To deny any other a holy spark within, is to deny some part of our self. Again, Jesus said ‘love one another’, he never said you gotta like em! So its still a learning curve for sure, and a ways to go. Yet we can start to see this higher reality of world spirit working through each one of us for a working of the good true beautiful which Plato called the experience of God in each other.
The last time Jupiter and Saturn conjoined in Aquarius was between 1226 to 1405 (4 times). For those of you who follow the mayflower bookshop new neo platonic and theosophy of the rosicrucian thinking, this was the time of Chartres Cathedral, the Grail Knight Templar Cathedral Building, the time of ‘Je Tsongkhapa’ the tibetan buddhist reformation, the ‘middle way’, higher yoga tantra. For many a time of overcoming one’s fear of death or the end of the world. Overcoming the primary cause of all suffering, self cherishing, grasping, and desire, fear. Similar to now its was a time of offering a way to both enlightenment and lasting happiness, higher truth. It was the time triggering early Renaissance as well as the time of the ‘Black Death’ or plague thought to have come from Asia. Coincident to the murder by CChurch of the Templars and Witches. (No, Nancy Pelosi nor Taylor swift is a bad witch…)
The last Jupiter/Saturn in Aquarius before Dec. coming one, was also difficult time for all those in both high and low places, in this way it was non discriminating. Here feudal vs aristocracy/lords of power existed. Yet! The 1405 last of four Saturn/Pluto brought us both Tarot Cards and the beginning of what Rudolf Steiner calls the ,Age of the Consciousness Soul, in which each and all of us has both an inner and outer access to world Spirit and World events, as well as a front row seat to the near apocalypse. Now again is the time of knaves and tyrants, fools and magicians, extremes in rich and poor; as well as, the new inner cathedral builders, tempo and temple builders, the inner spiritual news givers. Now a series of events leading to a possible birth of a ‘Joan of Arc’, a female world hero, or the ‘Christos in the Etheric’ as Steiner and Alice Bailey suggest. But it is also a time dangerous for the appearance of Ahriman (the hardening one hiding in the dark of lies), and in more than one form, a new and tortuous Phillip the Fair for example. See Steiner’s Apocalypse lectures, or HPB’s ‘The Esoteric Character of the Gospels’ or her writing entitled ‘Thoughts on Ormuz and Ahriman’ where perhaps Steiner first encountered the idea. Also see Steiner’s Fall of the Spirits of Darkness at either mayflower bookshop or Jim’s ‘Steiner Archives’.
Now in the face of December’s Jupiter/Saturn conjunction; instead of Ptolemy announcing Earth at the Center of the Universe; I am announcing the Heart, which same letters spell Earth, is at the Center of the Universe! The heart is the center of the universe and the starting and ending point of every spiritual aspiration and practice! Also each of us is building our own little hero of the whole of our life, our own Joan of Arc or Mother Theresa, Artemis or Isis/Mary/Sophia. Each is birthing or reincarnating a founding father/mother of the future, of freedom and the healthy pursuit of lasting happiness in heart and soul. Birthing our higher truth and love from the womb of holy heart. A new land is emerging in spirit and soul, a new Atlantis founded on truth, virtue, and the original ideals America stands for, truth, freedom and justice for all. We are building a spiritual tempo, a holy spiritual sacred temple within the heart and soul mind. We are contagious with a universal love and truth, and banish the ‘dis-ease’ of acting out of separateness, causing unconscious suffering from which no one grows nor heals. We are conquering, as spiritual warriors, our own negativity. As alchemists of this new world, we are transmuting our emotional and mental negativities into the clear light of loving wisdom, compassion and viable good work, growing ability, permeability, with all in all. It is a neoplatonic ideal this One for All, and All for One. In such work we are never jobless or poor. Yet the ills and sufferings of the world call us to new learning, deeper stillness, yet higher motivation and vision for truth, love, sharing caring. Selflessly striving and ever activating vaster and yet greater deeds of virtue truth compassion, even in the midst of trouble, a most simplest of every day moment, virtue, breath, awareness.
To thy self be true, be still and know. And that self is ultimately and intimately connected to every other self. It is not about throwing the thieving thug out of power, it is about converting non-virtue to virtue, transforming fools and ignorance into the good true beautiful, to both family and friend. We aren’t in an evil world, we are in an invisible college of spiritual learning and growth. The alchemy of ‘forgiveness’ is the will to go on fearlessly into the future. Until the whole world is at peace and lasting happiness willing to keep learning anew, becoming the living example of ‘what to do’. Here action speaks louder than words and awakened silence precipitates right action. Look within to go boldly without. (Again see my Astrological Aspect books for further rough sketches , as well as HPB, Steiner, Jewel Heart.)
China astrology chart reveals many things. For one, Saturn/Pluto transit just conjunct their natal Jupiter in the 12th house indicates a real or symbolic death and rebirth, and possible reduction of both wealth and populace in the collective social identity. A contraction of resource and a facing of ecological or health, economic problems needing immediate ministry and fix. Pluto/Jupiter also indicative of making or losing millions/billions, power. Due to CoronaVirus stocks have dropped, China losing billions, whole cities shut down with no one entering or leaving, kind of imprisoned (12 house opposing 6th, prenatal experience, death and rebirth, imprisonment, overwhelming feelings, sense of collective loss). Or is it a radical new growth surpassing the immediate temporal demands. Karma from Tibet? Hmmm, don’t know. Certainly a call to fix a number of things harmful to the future life of us all. Astrologically an inner death and rebirth of culture, society, realism, facing facts. Forces of freedom /truth and suppression of such, control and fixation, conflict. In September 2020 Pluto retrogrades to conjunct China’s Jupiter again. The ‘pandemic’ and ecological, economic, social and world identity crisis may still prevail then to be a continuing problem, or is there new problems. The December Jupiter/Saturn conjunct in Aquarius falls right on China’s Ascendent indicating healthy new beginnings and long term positive growth, a renewed harmony with world. More a spiritual adult way of dealing with things. Hopefully more transparency and less secret controls. Well lets hope.
Uranus transit square to China’s natal Moon February into March 2020 may reveal more shocking news and quick changes. The collective day to day rhythms may be radically altered. Perhaps huge wake up, quake or storm or crisis opportunity call. Uranus is urge for freedom or shocks to system. Could be bring break down or break through with technology and communications apparatus, workings. Perhaps many new inventions and higher technology emerging. Big break through with information technology, or temporary break down. Hopefully the world will stop making new weapons and work to discover new ways of living life rather than how to kill life. This whole Crisis Opportunity may in time bestow more freedom and positive change in China, thus the world. Negatively it may trigger a crisis, rebellion, protest, and new hard earned freedoms of the press/peoples. Denial of truth will cost as Uranus progresses in transit on its journey in Taurus coming to square China’s Mars/Pluto. Break through or break down is in the stars. Going to extremes can be big disappointment. Uranus is freedom and new emergence of communications/technology or breakdown in communications. Its an impulse for higher love and truth. There is no religion higher than truth, no science deeper than real love, no art greater than being Human. I said that….
Ok, enough; now to the AstroNews for feb/march.
Feb. 7 Venus enters Aries, exiting and dropping Pisces confusion and duality, and giving certain good goddess energies Artemis booster rockets to truth, social justice, fame and name. Others with thwarting warting aspects wither in the fight or brighter light on prominent issues. Venus in Aries till first week of march gives prominence to woman warriors. Also to new impulses of feminine wisdom sophia. Strong debate, head strong impulses. Danger of French Revolution tactic via Alice in Wonderland Queen OMPhallos impulse ‘Off with their heads’, fighting imaginary perceived enemies rather than all as ‘Children of God’.
“Love your enemies, you don’t have to like em!”
-Trebore Tau Bodhi, of mayflower
Feb. 9th Full Moon 20 degrees Leo. A sense of strong outer expression, getting things done, forward motions, positive connection, seeing and being seen, shining and being shown, flair for daring adventure, good times, and smiling hearts/faces. Avoid cockiness, egotism, showing off. Strong expressions of individuality. With USA chart transit of Saturn trine Neptune gives sense that ‘things are under control’. For some its energetic for manifesting higher life purposes, ideals, dreams, love. Yet, in the Dow Jones astrology chart, Neptune squares Saturn making for fear and desire for profit without work, drive both the markets and many an investor a bit mad, perhaps even to madly dance in frenzy and panic. Many feel drained from market fatigue, unsure of the future. Medicine stocks may rise as oil falls. Hyper activity to find external rather than internal security and safety net. If unsure of your market move, be very patient and wait till April to reconsider where to land, or how to mend wings.
Feb. 16th Mercury retrograde till March 9th. Mercury at 12 Pisces goes back to 28 Aquarius. Feeling influenced good or bad. Plans without energy for action, or way too much energy and action without good plan. Here is time to cross check your fantasy dreams and imaginations of success and happiness. Are they real, realizable, freeing? A recheck, review, reinstatement, and turn around to try again. How to seek and find true happiness, freedom, creativity, love, is the process at hand. How to find work that renews and commitments that free not imprison and lock one down too much. How to breathe is learned here. Selfless pursuit of truth over psychodrama and amateur merry go rounds. OOPs time to avoid rash hasty decisions, contracts, agreements, travel, promises. Be here now, don’t worry, be happy with little things. Keep practical.
Also Mars enters Capricorn, one of the more aggressive, no backing down, signs for Mars to be in. Projection and self assertion, force, at all time highs here through to the last day of March when Mars enters the astrological sign of Aquarius. Mars conjoining Saturn/Pluto is powerful configuration of both fear and an audacious sense of conquering, being conquered, power over rather than thru, tyranny or imprisonment, historical happenings both ‘good and ill’ of long lasting consequence; the rise and/or fall of those in higher authority/power/position. The need for strong rules and constriction, conscription, and healing. Enforced behaviour, fate and necessity vs freedom of action and speech are in contest or conflict. Now good time to be aggressive for long term higher goals.
Feb. 25th Sun conjunct Mercury, Super alert day, events awaken one’s mind to impermanence in outer form and foreverness with inner love/truths. Strong statements, facts, clear intention, getting business done, making connection. Possible events triggering quick action/response. Good time for higher learning and buying wisdom knowledge books!
Feb 20 Jupiter sextile Neptune. Highly idealistic universal love and artistic dreams come true. Danger of scandal due to lack of awareness or unconscious desires, fears. Beautiful weirdly warming weather, elsewhere snowy winter wonderlands of cozy up get warm on the inside. Beautiful aspect for connecting with others heart and soul, spirit and body. Can be a foolish time, inflationary time, fast money without mind for investing in self growth. Can for some be sudden loss or disillusionment. Look to the self within for a real gamble and investment, not outside oneself.
Feb. 21 Mars trine Uranus. Solving problems, arousing strong energy to succeed. Strong forward motion, getting things done, progress. Strong rise in new leadership or stepping up to captain direction. Time to try new thinks and things to grow in new ways.
Feb 27th-28th Moon joins Venus square Pluto, leads into Venus/Saturn March 3rd. Love gone bad or Love gone deep? International friendship crisis, mistrust. Opportunities for long term alliance for some, for others a break off of alliance. Avoid negative craziness, jealousy, destructive habits and negative speech, over critical non constructive mind. This is a very deep aspect. Some take things too personally, others make it personal and intimate. Good aspect for forming long term bonds, or separating from such. Fanatics in music, love, art, deep knowing. Avoid crazy stress and tension due to feeling forced into things. Need to make boundaries or state clearly needs, desires, dreams, wants, unwants. Deep feelings here but need to not take things too seriously or personally feeling hurt. Feel heart, compassionate universal heart instead. A search for deeper meaning and lasting values, friendships.
March 3rd Venus square Saturn brings deeper union or cold chill to love and matters surrounding love, such as money and equities. Need for security in long term goals. A looking within self for lasting virtuous creative qualities in the other.
March 7-8-9 Sun conjunct Neptune and SuperMoon full moon in virgo 19 degrees. Its a BIG WEEKEND full of lost in space, highly imaginative adventure, lost for some, found and refounded for others. Avoid confusing crazys, liars and just talk. Good for travel, plans, play. music and the arts, platonic spiritual connections, high romance, Grail. Venus conjuncts Uranus in Taurus March 8th bringing interestingly creative vicissitudes to both love/romance and equity markets/stock markets. higher love and art clash with mere escapism and numbing out.
March 23-24 Mars conjunct Pluto, New Moon in Aries 4 degrees. Violence and mad men, or heroes and redeemers, saviors of heart and soul. Good for research, in depth study, finalizing, completing. Avoid taking things too personally. Avoid martyrs. Look for in depth honest workings. Opportunity now for sure for ALCHEMY and transmutation of negatives into positives. Good time to quit wrong habits. Good time for new beginnings based on higher motivation and spiritually awakening activities of heart and soul. Good time to garden friends and wisdom knowledge.
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Jan 2nd Mercury conjunct Jupiter in keep it simple stupid and practical Capricorn. All ahead go with thoughts, projects, works, plans of duration and long lasting consequences. Take care not to brag or promise what you can’t deliver. Practical realism and bottom line works good here. Tendency to take on the3 world and let one’s mind conquer the mountain of ideals. Capricorn wants to be sure its going to work. Merc/Jupiter wants to have a good experience, work or not.
“Torn open by us again and again,
the god is the place that heals.
We’re jagged, because we want to know,
but he is scattered and serene.” ~Rilke
Jan. 3rd ‘hard driving’ willful Mars enters blunt yet diffuse, honest expansive ‘shoot for the stars’ Sagittarius (influences next month and a half).Leaving sneaky spooky secretive Scorpio and going into blunt honest to the point and shooting in the shy Sagittarius may prove a strong shift from emotions to high flying intellect and strong willful actions. Jan.7th triggers mars/nep, expect blurs of fantasy and imaginations of escape, colorful antics. Keep grounded. Around Jan. 28th most critical when mars squares neptune making for miscuing, miss shooting, missed opportunities, accidents and strange illness (flu/cold), need to eat pure food, keeping practical. Sense of lingering ghosts of the past, as well as feeling drained by worries about the future. Bad time to gamble or take risk. Beware of scams, liars, wrong directions. On the other hand, many feel the sky is the limit and wanderlust, entertaining adventures, futurism, science fiction. Ecological and food concerns. Dreamy times and hard to trust news end of January. March/April’s mars aspects hit on Saturn/Pluto making for strong physical down to earth practical actions, needs, and more binding situations. Strong urges to grow and know, expand boundaries and adventures.
“Till finally some astonished onlooker understands
and praises its long endurance. Sayable on by the singer.
Audible only by the god.” ~Rilke
Jan. 4th-5 Earth closest to Sun making for an inner spiritual festival of lights, inner cognition, heart sparks and ignition, inner rebirth of luminousity, big insights. Good time to consult your deepest inner self and highest star as to the future, resolution of the past, and invocation of divine presence. Revelations and spirit sparks of right sense of direction, many of which have been percolating since winter solstice Dec. 21-22, affecting coming year. Inwardly a solar light bath of higher awakening, dreams, intuitions.
“What is that which was, is, and will be, whether there is a Universe or not; whether there be gods or none?” asks the esoteric Senzar Catechism. And the answer made is—SPACE.”
-HPB (SecretDoctrine I, p. 9)
Jan 10 full moon lunar eclipse 20 Cancer, Sun conjunct Mercury. America gets smarter fast. Dangerous times in markets although big moves pulling out of certain investments, or going into new investments of self, time, money.A sense of ending and new beginning is everywhere. Strong shift in likes and dislikes, cultural icons and heroes both rise and fall this year starting now.Such aspect brings quickened awareness of problems and possible solutions. Painful awareness of facts and truths. For still others its blissful insights. Strong urge for change. Urge for greater truths and intents, drive, purpose, meaning. National and international news explosive and shocking, revelational, confrontational, with many a breakdown of situations, as well as many a breakthrough. All the geo-political hot spots and weird political dog fights light up. Dangerous time in international politics and warring. Good time to take good look at ways to curb violence, bring greater peace, educate educate, educate the less fortunate without putting folks in debtor’s prison. Painful awarenesses arise. Need for quick action.
These couple of days around Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, test one’s true self. Patience, wisdom, persistence, compassion, right work and play, very needed. Strong sense of many an ending, shift of gears, and sense of laying strong base (good or bad) for the long term future. Danger of only seeing what’s wrong with everything rather than what we can do about it.
With Lunar Eclipse in Cancer conjunct Marianne Williamson’s Venus near her Sun, (Coming weeks limelight, shift in love life, values, likes, disciplined focus or renunciation) while Saturn is past opposing her Sun (feeling blocked, obstructed, weighed down; maturing into something greater, happiness when alone, yet she is so public! A sense of catching up to herself) ~ we may find her shifting her perspective, her look, her message, focussing more on few strong points, reconsidering and strengthening her base. As Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto head for her late Capricorn Moon, she is not going away but strengthening her message and direction. Having gone through Saturn/Pluto oppose her Sun/Venus, she has been through a huge change in running for President, and may need to keep her health and exercise/diet up. Later in January transit of Jupiter oppose her Uranus, then feb. Jup. opposing her Sun/Venus will boost both her assets and courage for truth.
Perhaps my best song from last year, about marianne williamson. Here :
I am still pondering astrologically the role both Michelle Obama and Oprah will play in the coming Presidential Election. Will Michelle Obama enter the race and run? Win? Astrologically possible!
Bernie Sanders just got through saturn/pluto transit square his moon (health issues). Sat/Pluto still coming to square his natal mars near his natal moon. Hmmm. At the moment Bernie collected most money for campaign (other than Pres.Trump). Bernie has transit of Jupiter trine his Midheaven heading for trine to his Sun. This is good moment for him.
“The moon points to our past, the sun to the future. We look up to the two luminaries, that of the day and that of the night, and observe the relationship between them, for they send us the same light. Then we look into ourselves and observe all that is woven into our destiny through past experiences undergone as men; in this we see our inner moon-existence. And in all that continually approaches us in the present and determines our destiny, in all that works on from the present into the future we see the sun-element. We see how past and future are weaving together in human destiny.”-
—-R. Steiner, Anthroposophy and the inner life.
Uranus retrograde in early Taurus since mid august now goes Direct from retrograde. Markets challenged, vicissitudes and roller coaster ride emotionally and with some investments of self time money. Big changes in how we think of ‘things’ we need, how we think of investments, money, property, security, sex/love, friends, goods. For many time to quickly act, make decisions, try new directions, take things to higher and deeper level of awareness and participation. Many now wake up as to what to do quickly to make up for lost time or opportunity. Some feel thrown out at the turn. Lots of reversals or upsets. For some breakthroughs rather than breakdowns. A sense of letting go and letting God. Our more virtuous and nobler side, sparks right seeing and action hero to the rescue. Good time to intuit new directions, new thinking, renewed action. Letting go of distractions and activating higher octaves. The inner OM or Holy within one’s self reveals new worlds. Possible shock or event precipitating need for strong reaction. Next 3-4 days, thinks and things can go to extremes; in weather, markets, moods, relations. Keep cool head and warm heart. Sudden quick turn of events. Everything at the moment seems hot and quick. Politics and news alarming and breathtaking.
“Paracelsus named it the sidereal light, taking the term from the Latin. He regarded the starry host (our earth included) as the condensed portions of the astral light which “fell down into generation and matter,” but whose magnetic or spiritual emanations kept constantly a never-ceasing intercommunication between themselves and the parent-fount of all — the astral light. “The stars attract from us to themselves, and we again from them to us,” he says. The body is wood and the life is fire, which comes like the light from the stars and from heaven. “Magic is the philosophy of alchemy,” he says again.* Everything pertaining to the spiritual world must come to us through the stars, and if we are in friendship with them, we may attain the greatest magical effects.”
~HPB, Isis Unveiled
Jan. 12 Mercury/Saturn/Pluto conjunct in Capricorn. Political and World scary moments here. Attempts in solving most difficult problems. Seeing the problems clearer. Need for more time. Burdensome news. Serious tone of Conservatism, control freaking, authoritative controls, more corporatocracy and plutocratic elite minority ruling but not understanding the majority and the concerns of the world as a collective unity, family of humanithy. Another Aristocratic PreFrench Revolution scenerio? Also time of heavy reckoning, heavy mistakes, mistaken views,blunder, set backs, while elsewhere breakthroughs and big first steps to long term goals. There is always freedom in astrology to tune to the higher octave of planets, avoiding the lower unconscious instinctive chaos or negative manifestations. Mercury here adds intelligence and revelation to powerful land lords of secrets. A wanting to know true ground within one’s self and the world round. Need for new rules, discipline and work ethic, but not so tight and contractive, repressive, restrictive, that it takes away the fun, the free learning, the research and exploration, the search for meaning. A strong sense for need for more security or sureness when it comes to calling, job, career, self worth, family, roots, friends. A renewed sense of trust or mistrust , depending; but for sure deepening, maturing, aspect. Saturn and Pluto denote chronic health, job, relationship, family, home, self image challenges, problems, endeavors. Saturn/Pluto takes a long time coming, long time going. Think 33-39 years ago. Think 1982, think 2002; what were you doing, planning, thinking about all the time. Now such thinks and plans come to conclusion, metamorphic ally change, self correct, redirect, shift to higher or lower level, or die and get reborn. Those with cardinal signs Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, Aries feel it the most. Big decisions and changes coming now and in a year or more for fixed signs taurus, scorpio, leo, aquarius who feel ‘hurry up and be patient, hold still and quick do something’. Mutable signs keep looking for where its most comfortable and tend to not get so stressed out as the other signs (Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius). See my Astrological Predictions Talk on my youtube channel. Google ‘Robert Thiibodeau, Don’t Go, Youtube’ to find my channel easily.
Saturn Pluto aspects call for patience and compassionate wisdom, otherwise really weird strong reactions, danger of further problems. But for sure indicates time of danger or violence, loss of gain, warring contesting, going to extremes in behaviour and weather, hot and cold situations, feeling stuck and over burdened, danger of over doing, over dose, crushing circumstance, and things going bad. Need for discipline and patience, fine arts, music, meditation, simple play. Troubled markets or heavily online with high end controls? None-the-less, tough aspect. Good for scientific research, spiritual science, laying foundation, inner work, laying out strong plans.
As one of the greatest reformers, an inveterate enemy of every theological dogmatism, a persecutor of bigotry, a teacher of one of the most sublime codes of ethics, Jesus is one of the grandest and most clearly defined figures on the panorama of human history …. the grand figure …. wil reign supreme and universal only on that day when the whole of humanity recognizes but one father — the Unknown One above — and one brother, the whole of mankind below.
~HPB, Isis Unveiled, Volume 2, Page 150
With Jan. 13th Sun conjunct Saturn/Pluto, brings clarity and map to hard work and toil, immediate need for sound response . Need for light of wisdom and clarity for sure. Sound reason in light of difficult situations, right facts, but also ‘near beer’ tales and half truths possibly blurring or obstructing the immediate road ahead. Sacrifice to attain goal. Many obstacles to movement, growth, truth, and love, it seems.
These last few days here may bring event and indications of many an ending, shift of gears, change of players, new beginning, solemn conclusions to a few long winded stories and past year events. The need to move on becomes apparent but some things endlessly and painfully drag on. In many places need for strong police or military action (gosh, sounds like every day these days in the news). Weird fears, sense of being controlled or dominated by something within or without. Feeling unsocial and unpleasant, crushed or blocked. Need for simplifying and purifying ones’ life. Heavy karmic lessons for many. Hard work with little or no reward. Here yoga, meditation, patience, new study, persistence, perseverance, selfless endeavor, compassion and more patience, go far. I cannot recommend enough to regularly and systematically read and study Rudolf Steiner, HP Blavatsky, Manly Hall, Tibetan Buddhism (Gelek Rimpoche), NeoPlatonism, Osho, Krishnamurti, Yoganandya, Franz Bardon, Prokofief, Yoga, Marianne Williamson, Marion Woodman, Von Franz, and more. All at mayflower bookshop if you want to check it out. It can open many a new door of opportunity and grace.
All that is grand and noble in Christian theology comes from Neo-Platonism.-HP Blavatsky
Venus into Pisces on 13th softens things up and makes for a desire to escape, not think for a moment, urge to love something, anything, somebody, music and subtle mind heart adventures, a search for higher unity and meaningfulness. Love imaginations, travels, trips, dreaming sweet thinks and things, psychic intuitive perceptions enhanced. Yet one needs curb false projections and ill notions incapable of really helping anyone, self included. Creative imagination and fun, music arts versusfantasy and lost in space, mindlessness.
“Ah, the specter of transience,
through the guilelessly receptive
it passes like wisps of smoke.
And we, with our driving, our striving, ~
the abiding Strengths assume
that the gods have some need for us.” ~Rilke
Jan.16th Mercury enters Aquarius squaring Uranus on Jan. 18th. These 3 days mark a time for getting right facts and dealing with things directly and honestly and straightforward. A very tripping time for getting to the point, laying it out straight, and moving on to the future. The reveling rebel creative spirit in look, word, action.
Jan. 20th Sun enters Aquarius giving feeling for truth, freedom, zany expressionism, and solid facts or fantasies one can live with. A want of security and freedom of expression.
“You still knew the place where the lyre
rose resounding~~; the undreamt of center.
….real happiness your friend’s face and stride.” ~Rilke
Jan. 23-24th Sun square Uranus and New Moon. Shake ups, sun sparks, quakes or jolts, sudden quick storms, a quickening of affairs, high romance, sudden meetings or partings, fast moving events next days. Short lived experiences. Lots of new innovative creative happenings in coming weeks. For others, jolts or slaps to wake up, grow up, try new thinks and things.
The Jan. 24th New Moon 4 degrees Aquarius squares Uranus indicating few days into next two weeks really, a need for higher creative release, pursuit,. I am hoping we here and there get peeks of what is to come in december 2020 with the Jupiter/Saturn conjunct in Aquarius. Perhaps a new sense of idealism, a sense of new belonging, group identity, concern for what is good for the whole of society and the world, not just one’s separate self. Collective sense of creativity, freedom, truth, justice, joy. Belief in a God, or a virtue, a friend, heart and soul, a sense of the Spirit of the Times, creative good change, opportunity for growth, happiness, the ideals of the American Way. For some a sense of disturbing realizations and need for remedy, change, reorientation, direction.Early fixed signs affected the most. A need for freedom, but also a need for securing time worthy projects, goals, commitments.
“Silent friend of the many distances,
feel how your every breath enlarges space.
…..if drinking is bitter, become wine.
<…..be magic power at your senses crossroads,
…..and if the earthly should forget you,
say to the silent loam: I flow.
To the rushing waters speak: I am.” ~Rilke
Jan. 26th Venus in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius. Venus and Mars make for the best or worst of lovers, sensuality, super sensuous experience, lots of energy to join or spark, or conflict, depending on other aspects. Fire and water makes for steamy contesting. Fire can burn the watery emotions. The water emotions/feelings can put out the fire; or do thinks and things really getting cooking now. Intensity, polarity, psychic intuitive connections. One can be too much feeling and inwardly oversensitive or fragile, while the other is aggressive fiery outwardly assertive or blunt; both feeling the other doesn’t understand or get it. Good for healthy love/sex polarity or contesting honestly and respectfully; but difficult aspect if projecting and fighting with one sided ego attack and walled up hurt feelings. Jealousy, control freaking, projection, anger, negative emotions is to be avoided at this time. Good for yoga, work out, exercise, music and the arts with aspects tomorrow too.
The efflux from the Divine Being was imparted to the human spirit in unreserved abundance, accomplishing for the soul a union with the divine, and enabling it while in the body to be partaker of the life which is not in the body.
Jan. 27 Venus conjunct Neptune. Erotic dreams, imaginations, fantasies, overtures, meetings. High Romance. It can go higher or lower octave, up to you. Oversensitivity, heightened sensuality or artistic sensitivities. Some may run, hide, feel too vulnerable and over sensitive. Good for artistic pursuits. Dreaming spiritual artistic relations. Idealistic romance of knowledge, spirit souls, arts, music. Making the beautiful and surreal. Future planning, travel, dreaming out into things.
Keep your moods, feelings, imaginations in check from negative wanderings. Danger of false or exaggerated imaginations wrecking things, feelings, vibe.
“The anterior idea of the New Platonists was that of a single Supreme Essence. . . All the old philosophies contained the doctrine that , theoi, gods or disposers, angels, demons, and other spiritual agencies, emanated from the Supreme Being. Ammonius accepted the doctrine of the Books of Hermes, that from the Divine All proceeded the Divine Wisdom or Amun; that from Wisdom proceeded the Demiurge or Creator; and from the Creator, the subordinate spiritual beings; the world and its people being the last. The first is contained in the second, the first and second in the third, and so on through the entire series.”
~Alexander Wilder, who helped HPB write Isis Unveiled
Jan. 28th Mars square Neptune. Very active imagination time. Strong wish, projection, need, drive and hunger. Danger of danger, rash crazy chaotic happenings, med/drug wrong doings, water and space problems, weakness, narrow mindedness, need for leaving others free, giving space, avoid explosive situations, out of hand emotions, false projections and wrong actions, aggression, misdirection. Misuse of power, misdirection, overdose, drug craziness, confusion over dose, strange food poisonings and need for pure clean good food, grace before and after! For some feeling drained, tired, vampirized, weak, toxic, feelings of being overwhelmed, lied to, or out of touch with one’s own higher self and true north star, goals. Some in need of retreat, sleep, renewal, simple clean pure diet, more exercise, less fretful worry and lost in space. Take a break from habits ‘killing you’ or side tracking your vital energy, airs, and right thinking. Here what not to do is more important than what to do for long term results; purify, have compassion, patience, heart open listening, be still and know, listen to what the world is telling you, quit fighting projections and ghosts of past/future, have much more compassion for yourself and others. Take art or music lessons, play chess, go, anything helps with concentration and colorful soul life. Mars/Neptune can be the highest minded activities and idealistic futuristic pursuits, but the down side is a blur of unconsiousness, lost at sea or in space, weird fogs, bang ups, wrong use of guns, wrong projections, mishaps.
“The Atman alone warms the inner man; i.e., it enlightens it with the ray of divine life and alone is able to impart to the inner man, or the reincarnating Ego, its immortality. Thus, as we shall find, for the first three and a half Root-Races, up to the middle or turning point, it is the astral shadows of the “progenitors”, the lunar Pitris, which are the formative powers in the Races, and which build and gradually force the evolution of the physical form towards perfection—this, at the cost of a proportionate loss of spirituality. Then, from the turning point, it is the Higher Ego, or incarnating principle, the nous or Mind, which reigns over the animal Ego, and rules it whenever it is not carried down by the latter. In short, Spirituality is on its ascending arc, and the animal or physical impedes it from steadily progressing on the path of its evolution only when the selfishness of the personality has so strongly infected the real inner man with its lethal virus, that the upward attraction has lost all its power on the thinking reasonable man. In sober truth, vice and wickedness are an abnormal, unnatural manifestation, at this period of our human evolution—at least they ought to be so. The fact that mankind was never more selfish and vicious than it is now, civilized nations having succeeded in making of the first an ethical characteristic, of the second an art, is an additional proof of the exceptional nature of the phenomenon.”
~HPB, (SD II, p. 110)
Feb. 9th Full Moon 20 degrees Leo. A sense of strong outer expression, getting things done, forward motions, positive connection, seeing and being seen, shining and being shown, flair for daring adventure, good times, and smiling hearts/faces. Avoid cockiness, egotism, showing off. Strong expressions of individuality.
Feb. 16th Mercury retrograde till March 9th. Mercury at 12 Pisces goes back to 28 Aquarius. Feeling influenced good or bad. Plans without energy for action, or way too much energy and action without good plan. Here is time to cross check your fantasy dreams and imaginations of success and happiness. Are they real, realizable, freeing? A recheck, review, reinstatement, and turn around to try again. How to seek and find true happiness, freedom, creativity, love, is the process at hand. How to find work that renews and commitments that free not imprison and lock one down too much. How to breathe is learned here. Selfless pursuit of truth over psychodrama and amateur merry go rounds.
Feb. 25th Sun conjunct Mercury, Super alert day, events awaken one’s mind to impermanence in outer form and foreverness with inner love/truths. Strong statements, facts, clear intention, getting business done, making connection. Possible events triggering quick action/response.
Feb 20 Jupiter sextile Neptune. Highly idealistic universal love and artistic dreams come true. Danger of scandal due to lack of awareness or unconscious desires, fears. Beautiful weirdly warming weather, elsewhere snowy winter wonderlands of cozy up get warm on the inside. Beautiful aspect for connecting with others heart and soul, spirit and body.
Feb. 21 Mars trine Uranus. Solving problems, arousing strong energy to succeed. Strong forward motion, getting things done, progress. Strong rise in new leadership or stepping up to captain direction.
Feb 27th-28th Venus square Pluto. Avoid negative craziness, jealousy, destructive habits and negative speech, over critical non constructive mind. This is a very deep aspect. Some take things too personally, others make it personal and intimate. Good aspect for forming long term bonds, or separating from such. Fanatics in music, love, art, deep knowing. Avoid crazy stress and tension due to feeling forced into things. Need to make boundaries or state clearly needs, desires, dreams, wants, unwants. Deep feelings here but need to not take things too seriously or personally feeling hurt. Feel heart, compassionate universal heart instead.
March 7-8-9 Sun conjunct Neptune and SuperMoon full moon in virgo 19 degrees. Its a BIG WEEKEND full of lost in space, highly imaginative adventure, lost for some, found and refounded for others. Avoid confusing crazys, liars and just talk. Good for travel, plans, play. music and the arts, platonic spiritual connections, high romance, Grail.
March 23-24 Mars conjunct Pluto, New Moon in Aries 4 degrees. Violence and mad men, or heroes and redeemers, saviors of heart and soul. Good for research, in depth study, finalizing, completing. Avoid taking things too personally. Avoid martyrs. Look for in depth honest workings.
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ASTRO DECEMBER Current events and insights~
Comet from outside our system, rare to enter our space, our solar system, will make its closest ride by our Sun, Perihelion, Dec. 8th! In ancient myth reality, such comets come to give us significant messages from the greater Cosmos. The universal mind steps in to make certain things we consider good and/or bad to occur, karmic lessons and further insights, teachings, uplifting experiences or burn out. Comets can be ‘comet cleansers’ purifying and ridding us of forms as they are, highly energizing or awakening higher truths in us individually or collectively. People can rise or fall during eclipses and comet activity. Marc Twain was born on a Comet and predicted accurately his leaving the planet on the comet’s return. This comet coming is from outside our stellar system and could have come from times past in Atlantis! No one knows yet. We feel its closeness now into full moon Dec 12th. Will major transitions (deaths/births) take place. Some arriving, others leaving, risings and fallings. England’s Queen? ‘Prince’ Andrew? President Carter? So many in news on the edge of sharp turns and transitions in life. Almost apocalyptic times we in, eh?
Are our designer futures in trouble?
Yet, the apocalypse ‘now’ has a way of perpetually being postponed, as many little ‘death and rebirth scenarios’ run through our friends, neighbors, news and our own lives. Various storms storm our place in life and rumble through our hearts and minds in hope of new growth and weeding out the old. The next rumble tumble of the dice of karma nemesis and fate is dated to be triggered come December 7-8th on with moon squaring Saturn/Pluto midpoint and Sun square Neptune. Important then to stay grounded, practical, and sane. Possible future stock market quirks, shocks and rattles in days to come, as well as challenges to our ‘taking stock in our self’, outer realities being bot stirred and shaken.
is this a time for ‘The Turn of the Screw’? or the ‘Scrooge’? Feeling screwed? Or is it ‘the three little pigs’ learning to fight off the wolf?.Virgin of the World, ‘Snow White’, the image of the purified soul/astral body regaining wisdom truth!?!Once again the metaphor of the birth of ‘the baby’ jesus, the higher self, Christos or Buddha nature renewed in the womb of the heart. Its is the hermetic old Greek wisdom of the raised consciousness’ or Higher Self reborn at turn of the year. A birthday of 26 Solar Heroes and suns of the virgin. Krishna, Odin, Jesus, Apollo, Hermes, Saturnalia, Mithras, to name a few. Yet this end time of year also feels like a ‘funeral’ dazed with shadowy realities and betrayal of a vision of wholeness, unity, peace. At funerals and such times its impolite to be critical, yet we must learn to see higher truths and love to wend and weave our way in Spirit and Soul, Body. Whew!
*December (into January) is tough month for Bernie Sanders with (Jan) transit of Pluto square his natal Mars, and (Dec) transit of Saturn square his Moon, he may for health and more, drop out, or fall back, from the ‘run’ for President.
*Marianne Williamson, still in the running but not in DNC debates at the moment, has tough aspect mid december of Saturn oppose Venus, indicating possible need to take a breath and step back, switch horses or a few confidants, re-think, not take things personally, taking good care of her more sensitive side. She is soul determined its hard to predict exactly what may happen in her personal life to stir possible laying back from front lines. She may yet continue. For Marianne, December 28th, she will find her place and inner solid space when Saturn transit trines her progressed Sun/Jupiter, strengthening her determined courage to speak the truth, creatively sharing a greater view of what we can do to enliven and heal the collective voice and action the good, true, beautiful in the USA.
Dec. 8th Venus conjoins Saturn foreboding difficult times and weather right into Dec. 13th-14th when Venus is conjunct Pluto. Here the screw’s set loose and Love deepens or weakens! Good time to focus on what’s right to do, avoiding negativities from others. Dangerous time for overdose, suicide, accidents, negative behaviour, sickness. Good for disciplined art of being human, yoga, meditation, healthier life style. Need for ethics and morality in high and low places. Time for compassion with teeth, wisdom smarts, capacity to really help, take action to better. Is it a time for gothic tortuous fiction and ghost hauntings of history repeated in the ‘fall’? Perhaps a renewed inquiry into secrets behind the ‘invisible hand’ manipulating the puppets and temporary fall of the curtain or facade of the ‘little man’ of external rank and fortune without inner vision and wisdom?
Saturn is cold and contractive, hard mean lean; and Pluto is associated with death, degeneration or regeneration, extremism and taking things too personally. SuperSensitive or not sensitive at all. Thinks and things go to extremes. At higher octave level its a big sense of common collective destiny. A larger sense of spiritual reality, fate, reality check, and/or world conception, wisdom, compassion. Big view often needed here as well as strong sense of common sense, long term practicality. Its all possible foreplay and preview of January’s Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Its the opening act.
[Aspects influence days before and after, when directly hitting on the planets in your own natal chart, major events can take place. It is out of our own genius, wisdom, smarts, to aim for the higher octave of planetary influences and impelling energetic.]
More December ASTROASPECTS ~ (see below for more days before and in-between these.)
Dec. 11th Venus/Saturn. Venus is love and with Saturn its denial or overly strong focus, perhaps deep connection or feeling stuck imprisoned. It is deep connection and wisdom love arising through time.
Why don’t Billionaires love all the land?
And why can’t money buy long lasting happiness? Does happiness buy money? How does true love transcend anger, hatred, jealousy, negative emotions, and selfish separatist, this shore only view.
With Venus conjunct Pluto (dec.13) its a sticky wicky witchy feeling stuck deep and driven hard down to the bone in hard facts and tougher realities. The limits of growth and need for contraction configures into everyday reality. December may be a hard riddle to solve. It is for some, a house of false mirrors, unreal light and direction. For others hard realities and wake up calls. Need for higher truths and love to emerge from self, other or not. Time to pick one’s self up and join others in good works focusing what’s good for one and all. Its a deep need for renewal, humility and/or selfless learning, compassion, avoiding obsession, fixation, inflated sense of self importance or ‘woundology psychology’; victimization stigma. This is done by invoking one’s Christ Self, Divine Self, the God within, the Higher octave of one’s heart and mind. Times alchemically transformative for some. Possible life transformative experience/love, higher predilection, spiritual calling recognition, a raising from dead thinking/feeling. From higher karmic/dharma sense of ‘thinks and things’, our more universal ‘higher self’ precipitates events, brings everything upon us for learning lessons and enlightenment process. To see and experience this takes inner work on SELF. Eventual freedom and higher love/compassion/creativity/joy will emerge.
Astrology always has a higher and lower octave at work in each and every aspect and time.
At higher end its divine intervention and angelic inspiration, good luck and destiny. At the lower end its fate and necessity, feeling ripped off and/or vampirized, drained, things ‘eat at you’. From the lower end, things look more tragic, desperate, and ill willed for the soul. Thus Shakespeare wrote comedies and tragedies, a glimpse of higher and lower seemingly un-repressible realities, an inner battle for the soul, a struggle of light and dark, conscious and unconsciousness.
All initiation myths have this sense of leaving the known, going into the wilds of the unknown, discovery and loss, rediscovery and finding of gold, inner direction and virtue, a sense of ending and new beginning, death and rebirth, communion with higher values, love, joy, truth, and futurity. See Steiner’s From Death to Rebirth, and his Fall of the Spirits of Darkness.
Human beings individually and collectively will eventually transcend good and evil, and like the chess pieces that move above the dualistic black and white squares, higher consciousness will allow us to act in a more transcendental way with each other. Each action becomes aware of all the other pieces and actors in the world game process reality on the road to Self Realization and true Knowledge.
Also during this time period of Dec. 11th to 19th, transiting Saturn will oppose the Moon in the United Kingdom (England) Chart. This will make for strong debate, argument, contesting, consolidation, attempt to go right wing conservative, nationalistic. Also makes for severe weather or circumstances. Possible very cold weather and cold shoulders. Extremes in weather pendulum like, some places in world on fire, others freeze. Food prices up, quality down. Some land no good no more. May take till dec. 2020 when jupiter/saturn trines UK Uranus/Ascendent for peace and love, social justice and mutual collective consensus to re-emerge, in heart solidifying then England’s better future, economy and honest estate. If the few didn’t own so much, others could have a shot at home and land. One wonders with december’s aspects about health and well being of the upper crust as well. Rich outside often is poor or sick inside it seems. May be big turning point and interesting conclusion of a cycle for the UK. For USA its December 2020 when reality of peace and harmony, intelligence and loving kindness return us from this weird psychic polarizing civil war like division.
December 8th to 14th may show many an event and world or social cultural turn of events, change. Presidents present and pass under heavy stress tests, ‘do or die’ sort a speak, or hide and seek, or something. World Stock Markets stressed.
Robots and Artificial Intelligence taking half the job market in coming years. China/Russia/middle east/USA in continuous hot cold war with divisive tactics to take advantage of each other rather than to enhance each others quality of life. A sense of separateness and divison rather than communication and working together is prevalent. Lots of paranoia and mistrust pervasive. Fear kills love. Love vanishes fear but must be wise for spiritual future, not just materialistic. Spiritual and material values begin to purify and harmonize co-creatively with each other end of 2020.
With Saturn/Pluto opposing Cancer Sign for past years and couple years to come, problems with purity and quality of food, water, air. Family and friends need mending not fencing, honest communications not fabrications and nefarious exploitations. Pluto square to Libra and Aries has challenged our ideas of marriage, relationships to include all, individuality to not trespass on other individuals. Pluto demands a sense of belonging to greater whole while trying to protect uniqueness of each and every person and thing. Negatively it destroys things making a wasteland of land and relationships. We must learn to invoke and evoke the higher virtue in each moment and time.
Venus is love, art, culture, friends and loved ones. With saturn and pluto venus must be private and secret, to the point and protective of one’s sacred Stillness, holy space. cleanliness and virtue here go far to protect and stay open for the best.
Dec. 8th to 14th not best time to purchase gifts unless out of creative artistic imagination or out of intuitive understanding of long run future. Gifts should be way out spiritual or dirt practical to harmonize creatively with the times. I suggest checking out manly hall’s ‘Secret Teachings of AllAges’ at mayflower bookshop. Or Osho’s ZEN TAROT, good for doing intuitive readings with positive results!
Dec. 8-14 or more is wrong time to gamble or take risk in money or love, unless creative free and/or many lives to prove. With so many castings and roles to play, always be aware of the ‘mask’ people wear, and to what future is fed, and who behind mask, trickster or fool, wise one or holy space, will, heart.
Certainly this time challenging, possibly inwardly rewarding and warming at least. Recent,now, and till Jupiter/Uranus trines (around dec. 15th). Then new emerging of truth/love/clarity/ till then quite challenging. During now till them, lots of crazy interesting news and dark revelations, challenges ~ such as Stock Market and investments roller coasting.
Impeachment zaniness cross fires, cannabis blues and highs, cannabliss inscapes vs poor results. Tensions round Brexit, nation state disagreements/wranglings, health and well being of self and our collective natural resources and common wealth, 5G phone health risks, weird tortuous scientific breakthroughs but toxic fallout or shadow play. Dangerous unlimited or wasteful military industrial growth seems unavoidable and unaccountable around the world. No Peace Dept. nor wisdom enough for true lasting peace making. Seems the world caught in big short term profits at cost of long term prosperity and health. Our future is at stake.
Need a new wisdom, an aquarian spirit smart enough for lasting peace plans manifesting everywhere one looks!
During this december time more nasty nasties with Epstein murder and aftermath, more big name scandals, Prince Andrews underwear revelations, more Weinstein dirt and funny weird connections, more pedophile priests and decadent funsters and cosmos monster inflated entertainment personalities distracting us from the reality right in front of us and in failing polluted nature around us. More ‘Idiot Wind’ as Dylan called it. More violence and power over rather than through. More violence and gun gangster gunster’s misuse and false power plays. More power and energy troubles, weather and emotional storms, sudden downpours, snow, or release of dirty secrets and repressed emotions. Wild Spirits in need of wisdom intelligence. In all areas of life there is too many sharks in the water, and a lack of responsibility for our common wealth, that which we all need to survive and thrive on this planet! And then there is the Solar Eclipse on Christmas day. Many an awakening to come. Can be holy, can be ahrimanic.
December transit of Pluto oppose USA par fortune and transit of Jupiter oppose Venus/Jupiter makes for many shifts in buyers likes and dislikes, many sales or lack of, for some. Things go to extremes ‘good’ or ‘bad’, beautiful or ugly. Deep new discoveries, but shadow toxins, weird storms and lightening quick experiences with long lasting effects good or ill. Also strange electronic mishaps, and over play, over doing, over spending, and for some going broke. Things are going to weird extremes before true change arrives. Challenges continue in both up and down for emotions and markets. It would help so much if happiness wasn’t dependent on external thinks alone!
Approaching mid december, intense rallies, collective voice or protest, for and against. Unusual rhythms, breaks and breakthroughs, or break downs. Quirky turn arounds, reversals or upsets. With transit of Neptune square USA Mar/Neptune and midpoint, its been hard to figure out divine inspiration from out and out lies and deceit. High ideals and possibilities for some, for others lost in space or deception, conspiracies impotent for virtuous deed,good work, self realization, mutual agreement. Look for actions to speak and manifest ideals. One’s daily life to become ideal.
The Solar Eclipse on Christmas day with moon eclipsing Pluto and Venus 26-27th following, will prove to be both apocalyptic in hindsight and foresight; as well as giving us a sense that more than a few pages of history are getting turned at this time. A need to discover a way of loving that will never let you down. Here its more what you give, shine, share, be; than what others do.
Need more good news?!? Well, number one; if you are reading this, you are still in the game Watson! Be still and know. Also Jupiter will conjoin Saturn in Aquarius come December 2020. Then we will get a good taste of the Aquarian ideal of universal love, truth, collectively creative mutual understanding and belonging soul wise, grounded in peaceful intelligence and wisdom of the world rather than ‘Wiiz Dumb’.
December Critical Astrological Days (influences felt before and after exact days of aspect)
Dec 2nd Jupiter enters Capricorn for a year and earth signs get a break and new renewed breath of positive change coming. Shift from many a trouble and struggle to enable greater play and good work, luck, money, romance. Look for what house and planets you have in earth signs. Fire signs worked into actuality last year their ideals and dreams, some profiting while others reviewing missed learning lessons. Cardinal and earth signs, houses and planets activated for new growth. Mutable and water signs dreamy artistic, living in past and future, missing parts of present, be here now.
Dec. 11 Venus conjunct Saturn. Love what gives you wisdom and lasting virtue mind/heart.
December 12th full Moon in Gemini followed by Dec. 13th friday, Mars trine Neptune and Venus conjunct Pluto. Some miss the turn, others divinely inspired to take new leaps, adventure.
Also dec. 13 time period ~ Venus conjunct Pluto with the Mars trine Neptune. Some escape stress and troubles, others in the thick of it. Avoid being obsessed with externals, work on self, share self with others. Avoid expecting others to do what you want. Celebrate good things, times, people, but don’t possess the moment. Kiss the joy as it flies by, don’t kill the time, kill the TV and distractive thinking. Share and dare, don’t mare and flair or crazy care. Dare to let go and flow, no attachment to results, just be your best. Trust your future Spirit Soul in the becoming.
December 15th Jupiter trine Uranus in earth signs. Down to earth fun, practical and touchy. Yes, somebody is always winning. Are we happy for others, working on self to be clear, real, authentic, genuine but not clutching, clinging, attached, externally fixated. Accept things the way they are for now, keep working on self. Be thank full for still learning. Jupiter/Uranus is surprise shock for some, others fun surprises and originality, humor, fun, creativity, music/arts.
For some a leap of freedom and intellectual love of life, sociability, big breaks, most lucky for a moment inwardly or outwardly. Avoid risk and gamble, yet mildly good wild times. For some advancement and gain without much effort. Sense of luck and money. Some go overboard and lose their shirt.
Dec. 21 Sun in Capricorn, longest night, shortest day, serious long term and inner commitment. A time to make a wish for new year to come. Time to attune to one’s deep inner oneness, wholeness, quiet rooted self.
Dec. 22 Venus square Uranus. Sudden realizations, surprises, joys; or sudden little mishaps or obstructions, miscommunications, missing pieces. Good for creativity and spontaneous behavior.
December 26th Solar Eclipse at 4 degrees Capricorn with Sun conjunct Jupiter on 27th giving way to popularist values and pep rallies in hope things are going to get better. Good time to network, extend your grace and good will out to the world. Good for meeting others these coming weeks and making positive plans for present into future. A strong desire to ditch trouble and look for more fun times. For some strong turning point in time. Sense of being cut off, or suddenly connected. Deep sensitivity to one’s whole of life. Avoid little things bugging you, troubling you, not to see all the good in world.
“Together we can save this country.” ~Marianne Williamson
Dec 27th Sun conjunct Jupiter after moon conjunct Saturn/Pluto. Expansive time for good or ill.
Dec 28th moon occults venus. Look deeper into self and other for what matters most to heart and soul.
Dec 30 mercury trine uranus. Look for sparks of genius to light the way. Sudden connections, insights, spurts of growth, creativity, soul touch.
Jan 10 full moon lunar eclipse 20 Cancer, Sun conjunct Mercury, Uranus goes Direct from retrograde. A sense of letting go and letting God, our nobler side, to intuit direction. Letting go of distractions and activating higher OM or Holy within one’s self and world.
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Oct 31st Halloween has Moon conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius, but also Mercury goes retrograde at the end of Scorpio until November 20th., trine Neptune along the way. Good for indoor parties and catching up on biographies and stories. Many want to dream out, space out, let go of tough reality. Possible severe weather and winter coming, but now frolic night before all saints, all virtues day.
NOVEMBER in coming weeks mercury retrograde reeks havoc, many plans (impeachment) get complicated and confusing and mistakes mistakes made. Many dream on or fall back. Perhaps many too high? Meds not working right? False imagination? Desires and fears having trouble with reality and hard cold facts? Good time to prepare oneself for better futures to come, or a need to step back from some situation your are not ready for, or not well thought out enough with details. With Mercury retrograde its best not to make heavy important agreements (contracts etc). You or they may not follow through later on. Avoid major decisions. On the other hand, astrology works in opposites and higher and lower octaves of event possibility depending on the individual~ how smart, how good the karma, capacity, talent. So Mercury retrograde can be a time to really get to know what you want, desire, and aim for, Good time to overcome fear with greater love and truth. Good time to dream real and plan good futures. Good time to fall back and fix a few things, making right on some mistakes not flight to further mistakes and hard learning. Some feel trapped or stuck and fume or boil over; but working on new learning always helpful for new views, greater perspective. Avoiding hiding under the mask or being fooled by someone who is. Good time to find right direction for higher love calling vocation work play. November 11th Mercury transits the face of the Sun making for many getting clear quick on the facts, others shocked by the facts, some feel burned by the facts, and some cut right through right to the point to score big, accomplish the deed, or perfect the work.
WATCH OUT FOR SCARY STOCK MARKETS NOV. 24TH-29TH!
Could be roller coaster of vicissitudes and fear,
perhaps heavy down turn, drop. Avoid Risk or gamble or use of force.
Or is it just really tough political weather in the White House!?!
With mars/uranus in sky thinks and things can reverse quickly from what you thought was occurring. Stormy weather inwardly and out. Turbulent moments. Around Dec. 10th-11th nutty disturbing time too.
Michelle Obama has great aspects in her chart to run for President. She could win from the astrological point of view, but so could Oprah! Late December into January she may well jump in! Or are her good aspects other successful adventures.
Unless someone else jumps into political race, Elizabeth Warren still looks the best bet to win astrologically. President Trump’s chart rough at election time indicating tough time then. More on this next talk.
November 2nd Moon occulting Saturn/Pluto subtly triggers impending troubles, problems, hurts needing solutions and healing.
Nov. 5th Mars square Pluto is a sad affair, some sorry they didn’t dare a higher highway truth and love. Such aspect usually brings out the upset, anger, hate, gun play, violence, threats and counter threats. Such aspect spiritually is meant to fight of truth, goodness, justice, repair everywhere. Deep compassion and passion for truth and love needs banish fear, hate, crookedness. Avoid harmful speech, negative emotions, fixation on a point, selfishly not allowing others their free speech. Avoid unneeded criticism or harmful words, actions. Good for cleaning and ridding self of burdensome, going nowhere matter. Here negativity is its own reward, and honey catches the honey bee and flower. Nov.. 8th Sun sextile Saturn, Sun tine Neptune, Such aspect works to bring a more peace and harmony to warring sides. An attempt at compromise and agreement is at work everywhere. The ideal and workable compromise is struck for many. Peace and Love have a day or two here, perhaps a month. *Nov. 11th Transit of Mercury Retrograde across the face of the sun. Things go backwards, need redoing, recalibrating, rethinking, renewing, rewriting, reviewing, rewinding, and more rethinking. One needs check and recheck the little details and perhaps avoid big decision making. Mercury retrograde from Oct. 31st to November 27th, but November 11th combust Sun a time of increased tension and facts necessitating action or reaction. Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius get hardest hit by this Mercury retrograde time. Desire and fear tend to sidetrack one’s bigger picture and higher self. Weird power plays and taking things too seriously a problem.Electromagnetic tensions run high, so get good exercise and workout, sauna or yoga or massage; eat more healthy. Good for research and discovery for some.
Is this a time when danger of unconscious or egotistic actions wreck the day. The pimple detracts from the whole, the little things bug and annoy and can trigger strong reaction. Negative thought/feeling/action wrecks what could have been sweet day? The gold orb’d day sours?
A day when the speck of separatism, ‘egotism’ acting out of separateness rather than One World View, is divisive and disturbing in effect? Or is it a time when one’s astral body or animal appetite gets burned or over cooked, over indulged, biligerantly verbose or over done, over flowing indulgent and ill willed, sick? Or is it a time one is purified and brought closer to the light/ love/truth/compassion, right workings and creative sunny play, realization and enlightenment? Many a reavealing fact or ruth may suddenly or shockingly appear around this time (two weeks either side). More on Nov. 11th Mercury crossing face of the Sun~~~~
Mercury/Sun is sextile Saturn/Pluto and oppose by Moon giving a very serious mood and serious play for heavy bottom lines, accusations, attack and defense. The Mercury combust Sun makes many feel burned or ripped off, or needing to rid self of burdens and ‘what’s burning or burdening’ them.
Four planets desposit to Saturn, 5 to Jupiter, one to Neptune. Popular vote, democratic urge, is toward change in regime, but when did popular vote win recently?! Plutocratic Corporatocracy on the defense and offense. Another French Revolution collectivism at hand? A kind of psychic or emotional ‘civil war’ in ways? A minority equally strong in event and outcome as collective mass vote? Indecisive unsure actions. Still business as usual? Need for better ground rules and clear future outcomes? Neptune is indecisive or confused or escapees from such decision making. With Saturn/Pluto in first house of mercury transit, authoritative forceful hand at play. With Venus/Jupiter in 12th, many feel oversensitive and misunderstood. It seems a stand off between liberal and conservative bent as well as spiritual vs materialistic world view. Moon/Uranus opposing Sun/Mercury/Mars indicates high emotions, being at odds with others, split decisions and oppressive tensions, upsetting news, argument, disagreement, popular collective reaction to events seemingly hostile. Selfish, plutocratic, or forceful means to control. Persistent riots and complaints in many places. Upsets. Mars within square of Pluto portends of strong hostility or mean cruel behaviour necessitating police or well thought out action/reaction. China/Hong Kong rough time for free choice. Many protests in world go unheard in media. Good for breakthroughs in research, revelation, intimacy. Touchy situations though taking extra caution and wisdom compassion to maneuver through. November 12th Full Moon in sensuous and honestly practical down to earth sign of Taurus. Happy week to come making things work for self and other. Nov 14th Venus square Neptune is silly idealistic or otherworldly, Beware of false dreams or signs and dreams misinterpreted. Good for poetics, lovers, artists, musicians, heavenly bodies and spiritual wanderings, journeys. For some wild fantasy and love come true for a spell. For others at the lower octave, reality and truth bump fantasy and illusion to wake up and smell the coffee of truth both freeing and holding us to go on. Believe in what you can touch now, not forever awaiting tomorrow. Venus here wants to know for sure, not sleep and dream forever.
Nov 20th mercury goes direct. Many get a wake up call that now is the time to be real. Much insight into past pushes us positively into future. coming months full of forward moving actions. Avoid impotent criticism which not only doesn’t help other, but side tracks oneself into deadened avenues of thought, word, deed. Positive time to work on oneself to renew negotiations with others. Compromise and solutions arise to persistent past problems.
Nov. 22nd Sun enters Sagittarius. Wings of inspirational wisdom includes us all arises in hearts and minds for a month. A sense of seeing wholeness, but pay attention to the details! Nov. 24th Venus conjunct Jupiter, and Mars oppose Uranus.
Fluctuations and sudden shifts in Stock Markets?! Good aspect for fun and love, adventure, but take care to avoid overdoing or accident. Avoid risk or gamble. Dare devils meet angels? Angels blink and wrong turn ensues. Doing what one loves may create unwanted reactions. Negative critique on others may backfire. Every encounter must be out of freedom. Collective consensus to contest lies, insults, contraband, and selfish intentions.
Nov 25th Venus enters capricorn brings a pracitcal serious note or deeper need, security, predictability to love and money matters. A wish for deeper or longer lasting values, relationships. Long term values and wisdom now gleam and shine. Practical matters at hand supersede far away plans and promises, imaginations and fantasies. Next weeks reveal what really matters bottom line.
November 25th to 29th particularly crazy with Stock Markets, weather, politics. So is December 10th to 16th! More on this at my talk. Avoid risk.
Nov 26th New Moon in Sage Sagittarius is a call for seeing further than one’s own nose, seeing what challenges all of us. A sense of collective striving. Many plans and seeds planted, few the real oak trees arise. Don’t be fooled by far away promises. If feeling stuck, now may be the time to fly or take first real steps to learning anew what freedom and love may mean inside out.
Nov 28th Thanksgiving Mercury trine Neptune, Venus trine Uranus, Moon conjunct Jupiter and Venus. Lots of love going around. Try to join in and pile it on, the love and attention, the bravado and creative urge to awaken, unite, share, and care for each other’s inner striving and aspirations.
Nov. 29th Moon occult saturn/pluto Hangover or hard realty wake up call. Very serious day concerning lots of serious heavy matters. Good for keeping an eye on the long term, or is it need for freedom from restriction?
Dec 2nd Jupiter enters Capricorn for a year and earth signs get a break and new renewed breath of positive change coming. Shift from many a trouble and struggle to enable greater play and good work, luck, money, romance. Look for what house and planets you have in earth signs. Fire signs work into actuality last years ideals and dreams, some profiting while others reviewing missed learning lessons. December 12th full Moon in Gemini followed by Dec. 13th friday, Mars trine Neptune and Venus conjunct Pluto
December 15th Jupiter rine Uranus in earth signs. Yea, somebody is winning and we are enjoying it!!? Hope soul.
December 26th Solar Eclipse at 4 degrees Capricorn with Sun conjunct Jupiter on 27th giving way to popularist values and pep rallies that things are going to get better. Good time to network, extend your grace and good will out to the world. Good for meeting others these coming weeks and making positive plans for present into future. A strong desire to ditch trouble and look for more fun times.
The Dreaded possible really tough winter and more coming with Saturn/Pluto conjunction in January.
More on that coming and at talk.
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“Freedom is the sense of being capable of actions motivated solely by love.” ~misquote of Rudolf Steiner, 1894, The Philosophy of Freedom
There is no lasting freedom without truth. No lasting love without true understanding of freedom in Spirit and Soul! A World Conception of a common humanity as one family, all friends, is needed. The experience of thinking, feeling, doing in its proper transformation by virtue and honest common sense is called for. A modesty and pureness of heart and mind to transform the anger, pride, ill will, honor, false humility and over sensitivity selfishly indulging in the animal ignorance delusion is far from home at the moment. Where the wisdom removes pity revenge, false piety? Where the higher angel, the gratitude, loyalty, duty and love? Immanent and Transcendent, the highest love and most earthy common sense is called for now. We need work together to find solutions to the world’s challenges.
The ethical individualist activates and actualizes the principles of freedom, ethics, and pure conceptual thinking. In spiritual thinking heart is there renewed hope for a raising of consciousness needed in these challenging times. A temporal retreat from incessant worldly noise and motion may be necessary good start to research pure heart thought engendering a will towards the good, true, beautiful. Theory (sense free thinking and virtue mind training) and Practice, putting ideas ideals to work is in that order.
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Rilke wrote in a letter to his Polish translator in 1925, “
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October 1st Venus in libra square Pluto in capricorn. First half of month has mostly challenging aspects. Some feel in over their head, others feel overwhelmed. Where there is Love, there is God; as Tolstoy and the Bible say. Where there is emptiness practice, stillness heart listening, there is room to move, grow, know more, participate, be part of it all. Acting out of separateness without true understanding of karma and re-incarnating learning circumstance; life is tough to say the least. Negative emotions and selfishness is killing the world. Ownership without enlightenment is killing the world.
Negative emotions is a mindless battleground. Jealousy is loving someone for who you want them to be rather than who they are. Avoid negative emotions and projections,manipulations through guilt, shame, blame, anger. Guilt is what we pay ourselves to do it again. There is no real shame or blame, guilt, other than not living up to one’s highest ideal, virtue, holy dream, inspiration, intuition; one’s sense of ONENESS, universal connection, Eros. Venus/Pluto wants to deepen love but needs to act out of freedom, love, compassion, higher truth.
Such pluto aspects makes some feel squeezed and pinched, compelled to behavior rather than inspired to make holy, peaceful, more enlightened, awake.
Lots of mud throwing in news. Judgement without healing and upliftment of all involved is lame, short sighted, and often inhumane. Dirt’ on others we see often our next life circumstance if not properly dealt with.
Secrets smothered and hid now revealed? Or shamefully hid better? Good time to selflessly take a look at what works for the best of all, the most for the many. Need for healing and working more together rather than rogue. Yet individuals oft lead the change for better or worse.
Venus in last of cycle third quarter coming to join Pluto indicates a wanting to go home, back to the heart and soul, back to renewal of original primal instincts driving one onward, upward, and forward with a sense of passion, love, creative art. The art of being truly human is at stake, learning to breathe to the heart is critical for one’s sanity and health.
Animal appetites and mechanistic behaviour, fear and anger, attachment or ‘cling ons’ are tripping many. Selfless love, compassion, learning, feeling, making all friend and hugging hearts and earth is big plus these days of daze and explosive situations. Pluto tends to get wrapped up in sticky fights needing to flow to find light. Ultimatums and dirty play, sneaky behind the scenes undermining of others (self in long run) are at hand first half of month.
Positive approach is to purify, renew, selflessly seek truth, and act, with universal love, truth, and personal touch.
October 3rd Pluto goes direct from retrograde. Since last April when it went retrograde, plans made end of 2018 into Spring, have taken a back step, but now about to go forward for positive change and self renewal, deepening, connection. It may take a few weeks of finding right steps and right other workings. Such aspect reveals need for big outer and inner change, moves, rearranging, rethink, and radical meditation/yoga so to open opportunity, miracle, surprise and wonder, making future more viable and friendly.
Finding right commitment to self realization and world learning is key. This powerful inner awakening energetic runs into Oct. 14th Sun square Pluto and may then tell more of the story heading as we approach january 2020 saturn/pluto conjunct. (a 31 to 37 yr cycle indicating midlife crisis, crux ifiction or crucifixion resurrection, journey to the under world, or unconsciousnes and back. The descent of the soul and its turning point in time as Rudolf Steiner likes to say, is a question in our hearts of timing, awareness, higher love. its a question of who’s got it right enough to ‘stay in forward’ and not have to keep slipping backwards into same old same old, reliving old movies and mistakes, one’s own and others. Its a quest and question of radical stillness and listening heart, YogaMind i call it in my book. Repeat offenders can be a problem, working on oneself and letting others go for a moment may be a good part of the resolution and solution to well being and spiritually becoming.
Oct. 6th Moon occults (conjuncts) Pluto, another progressive or digressive step, regeneration and making whole, or degenerating, deactivating, ill at ease,(activating oct 3rd and 14th). Try not to take anything personally and over react inwardly or outwardly. No shame or blame, just learning; as Marianne Williamson use to tell me.
Take it personal to invoke your own higher self, your own intuition of ‘God’, virtue, Higher Self, Buddha Mind, Christ Consciousness, call it what you will, but call it into your personal life!
Pluto aspects good for clearing space for the new to enter, or for renewing the good true beautiful in self and others. Good for cleaning, fixing up, home work, renewing. Otherwise pluto can be degenerative with slow breakdown and sense of inevitability. Pluto demands selfless honestly and pure heartedness, otherwise secret selfishness limits the great possibility of infinite good. Mantra and Prayer good for centering and breathing into source, center, I AM, or Christ Consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness. Prayer is talking to God, Meditation is listening to God; God is Love, not an ‘ego’ projection.
Oct. 7th Mercury oppose Uranus & Sun square Saturn makes for a serious day weighing the consequences of one’s actions, or lack of free will and compassionate for everyone actions. Often such aspect first half of October make for world events pushing many into immediate action or response. Extremes in the weather and emotions have some places and spaces too hot to handle, or too cold to warm up with enough love. Truth sets you free, love commits you to deeper passage and passion. Follow your highest ideal, work to make manifest; live the life to share the teachings.
October 8-9th Mars oppose Chiron in Aries. Tendency to act out of woundedness and estrangement rather than higher self calling. Or is it a passage, a doorway, a time to move through something rather than get stopped by something. In my book i see Chiron more like Chiron the boatsman in old Greek Myth reality, the one who carries you in and out of the underworld or worldly affairs. Its Hermes and Athena who connect heaven and earth, higher and lower self. Hermes is ArcAngel Michael to Steiner, Artemis/Athena is divinizing Sophia Wisdom. (See the Mission of Michael, and Isis, Mary, Sophia by Steiner at Mayflower)
Opportunities to rise to the higher calling, rise to the occasion with great nobility of spirit and virtue soul is at hand. Avoid letting others trigger your fears and needy littleness, be big, put wings on your heart, Breathe! Wish and Bless! Feelings of crossing the river styx attempting to get to more light, higher ground, greater insight, and feelings of unity prevail midst the stormy times. Sound intelligence over unruly emotions rule. Passion for Truth, higher Truth, is king here (or at least worthy knight, Parzival).
Oct. 12 Venus in Libra oppose Uranus in Aries. What’s good for everybody concerned, a greater social cultural collective, family and friends may be strongly contested by either a whacky materialistic genius or egoist. None-the-less, creative free loving people are at odds with each other. too. Hasty rash forceful actions may backfire. Seek a love more inclusive of others, truth, freedom, creative social abilities and arts. Avoid rash action leaving others out of the decision making. This wildly creative or opposing energetic runs into Oct. 14th when Sun conjuncts Pluto and Moon conjuncts Uranus. This aspect good for free play, arts, making amends, or starting new healthy trends!
Oct. 13 Full Moon in Aries on the heels of yesterday’s Venus/Uranus urges one to make something new happen, rise to the next higher level, initiate change, be done with what doesn’t work for one’s higher self, for world at hand nor future.
A sense of get over it already, or sense of wanting to quicken what nature is taking too long to do. Be patient and think long term, but make changes positive to oneself and one’s environment if you can. Highly creative and free loving time. Yet its important to know this ~ its fall and we are heading toward the BIG SATURN conjunct PLUTO this coming January 2020! Early warnings end of Sept into first half Oct. Will January be the finality, the final act of much of the psycho drama and pollution the world is in. Tough time for good food, clean air and water. It all starts with each and every one of us. The real change begins here in the heart and mind and what at hand.
Outward fall into winter, but inwardly its the opposite (see Steiner’s ‘Four Seasons and the ArchAngels’, as well as his ‘Cycle of the Year’. So now, feel spring inside blooming your heart and soul. Outwardly fall, inwardly a rise of awareness, consciousness. Outwardly be patient as Buddha’s Mother awaiting birth of Buddha, of Higher Consciousness, real freedom and truth inside out. Be the patient compassion mother for lost wounded souls. Be patient with your own fears and desires, see through it. Avoid knee jerk reactions and hasty ill thought out actions. Full Moons push everyone to the limit and stir up things, strongly shift gears up or down. .
If one is too outgoing then perhaps an ‘in-turning’ needed in days to come. If too inward, outer pulls and longings occur. breathe into the tension of opposites, breathe into the middle way, avoid extremes but enjoy the show.
Here its wise to play but keep rooted to one’s spiritual mindfulness, one’s spiritual practice, one’s stillness at the eye of the storm. Full Moon is when the Sun and Moon , the inner and outer , tug at each other often finding opposing points of view. With Pluto ’T-Squaring’ Sun and Moon opposition, there is serious sense of foreboding, death, need to rise higher, and need to renew, rebirth, reactivate higher notions, angels, virtues. Its in the air.
Strong sense of unfairness and need for justice in news again. Pluto impels one to look to deeper issues at cause of outer effects. A sense of either birthing higher self in oneself, or sense of need to purify and make proper changes for higher calling, work, and play.
Strong sense thru to mid October of wanting to lose oneself to find oneself. Also of wanting to more deeply discover oneself to lose the crazy outer things bugging and eating at you. avoid ‘Creature Comforts’ of feeding astral entities. Fear is where lack of love. Anger takes away other’s freedom and its lack of honest need to keep learning for oneself better way to go rather than force or manipulation for results. For some a very amazing time of spiritual connection, artistic creative adventure, and new found inner freedoms. Its all about the training of the mind and the capacity to cognize and creatively interact. See tibetan lama Gelek Rimpoche book Odyssey to Freedom for lam rin gradual path. See Outline of Occult Science for Grail ‘gradual path’ of wisdom enlightenment.
October 14th Sun square Pluto and Moon conjunct Uranus. Negative emotions, using forceful tactics, projecting anger, guilt, blame, shame, jealousy, create more negativity and trouble. Have an opinion or personal facts but leave others free to get it on their own.Things can happen really fast here. Many seem to be losing it. Panic and feelings of being overwhelmed need to be balanced by nature walks, slowing things down, chewing food better, yoga and exercise, getting enough sleep, and consciously striving and working one’s mind into working for higher attainment, study, learning, growing. Its a question of balancing work and play, balancing others with self willed learning and spiritual growth.
For some its a question of taking good break from the come around go around repeat offenders and crazies, zombies, aliens, vampires, and negatives. Taking a break from what you can fix and retreat, retreat to heal, repair, renew, review, study, reflect, to re-emerge later.
Second half of month influenced by Jupiter conjunct Ceres the Mother Astroid. Many feel like mothering or feel need to be mothered. Hearty oatmeals, soups, grains and greens, squash go far here to nourish, but we also need to nourish the soul with greater spirit truth and love. Yoga, reading, meditation, renewed vigor for self improvement rather than always trying to improve others and having results that ‘nothing is good enough’.
Also second part in particular but all month, a sense of Demeter the Great Mother attempting to redeem that fallen part of us, that Persephone fallen or on an important mission in the underworld, earth, to redeem lost souls and parts to return to wholeness, being co-creative agency for positive change, gardening both earthy and spiritual awakening soul, higher angelic proclivity, virtue minded Spirit for the World, in a Word, ‘LOVE, higher Love. SparkSunshine to weave yr wings back on. (my song on youtube, ‘Weave your Wings” Weave love through every heart and mind, feeling at one with every other. There is One Light and Love, each is unique lampshade, cover and mask, art, over the oneness. Here there is no enemy, only temporary ignorance and illusion, lack of seeing truth holding us all. Be the love heals one and all. Unity in diversity. We are all born equal in our opportunity and chance of enlightenment, higher flowering of consciousness, love and truth. ‘We the People, for the People, by the People’our Constitution and Bill of Rights, Declaration of Principles idealizes. Its not wee on the people, make fortunes off people, and buy the peoples. Its time to respect and honor all living. This takes education and love.Be the change you’re looking for. Share but make time for yourself.
Oct 15th Mercury in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. Escapism or is it spiritual idealism inspiriting greater adventure? Take care not to be too busy that you miss your own subtle mind whispers of divine intent, fate, destiny, opportunity knocking.
Oct. 21st Venus trine Neptune. Ideals of love overtake one’s day to day mind. Good for planning the future, trips, adventures, music and the arts. Avoid too many sweet or burdening dead foods, this is a time to feel life, respond to a greater call of the wild. Primal instincts and dreams over ride mundane matters.
Oct. 23rd Sun enters Scorpio. Passion and selfishness struggle with necessity and inevitability. Fate and destiny clink glasses. Coming four weeks like a game of Truth or Consequences, bad karma or divine destiny. Watch and learn, pick a curtain and walk on through. Some more passionately throw themselves into the game, some turn cold. Remember to treat others how you would like to be treated. Have a strong opinion but leave others free to discover for themselves. Avoid making judgements and critique of others that serves no one good. Change what can be changed, otherwise keep to being a student of life long learning. Pick your battles maybe, but face honestly what is right before you. Sneaks get tweeted in coming times. The honest secret is great virtues sleep to awaken from within. Making others cause of your happiness or sadness doesn’t work in long run. Just cus you don’t show it, don’t mean you don’t need to own it. Negativity is its own result, more negativity to come. Be positive.
Oct 24-26th Dark Moon Lilith conjunct Venus (influence starts oct 17th with mercury/Lilith conjoined). A very sensuous time (or severe lack of gravity) attempting to find union with greater possibilities and notions. Subtle airs of soul mating or seeking higher power, knowing. Important to worry more of one’s own proclivities and subtle mind, one’s own subtle mind, right motive, action, with more self love and truth, the more sharing.
October 27th New Moon in Scorpio, Mars in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn. Lots of pressure on for truth in facts. Strong sense of need for renewal, cleansing, purifying, completing things and moving on.
Mars/Saturn has things at stand off, or standing still, feeling need for use of force or higher authority to get things done. Mars can be angelic or virtuous help/aid. Saturn can be wisdom come through time, elder assistance, karma straightening things out and teaching lessons. Many a line now drawn in the sand. Very serious and foreboding, yet come monday october 24th Sun oppose Uranus, may make many a surprise turn, reversal, sudden change of plans, surprise, or shock. Sudden change or new information redirecting things. Upsets, shifts, surprises, novelty, wit at play. Sun is light on uranus changes.
Oct. 29th Moon conjunct Venus and Mercury with Mercury conjunct Venus onOct 30th makes for smooth sailing and clear skies, luck, out of nowhere. Also sudden sense of truth, love, new sane reality, appearance of what may work tor creative progress or good for most of us.
Oct 31st Halloween has Moon conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius, but also Mercury goes retrograde at the end of Scorpio until November 20th., trine Neptune along the way. Good for parties and catching up on biographies and stories. Many want to dream out, space out, let go of tough reality. Possible severe weather and winter coming, but now frolic night before all saints, all virtues day.
in coming weeks mercury retro; Many dream on or fall back. Perhaps many too high? Meds not working right? False imagination? Desires and fears having trouble with reality and hard cold facts? Good time to prepare oneself for better futures to come, or a need to step back from some situation your are not ready for, or not well thought out enough with details. With Mercury retrograde its best not to make heavy agreements you may not want to follow through on later. Avoid major decisions. On the other hand, astrology works in opposites and higher and lower octaves of event possibility depending on the individual~ how smart, how good the karma, capacity, talent. So Mercury retrograde can be a time to really get to know what you want, desire, and aim for, Good time to overcome fear with greater love and truth. Good time to dream real and plan good futures. Good time to fall back and fix a few things, making right on some mistakes not flight to further mistakes and hard learning. Some feel trapped or stuck and fume or boil over; but working on new learning always helpful for new views, greater perspective. Avoiding hiding under the mask or being fooled by someone who is. Good time to find right direction for higher love calling vocation work play.
November 2nd Moon occulting Saturn/Pluto subtly triggers impending troubles, problems, hurts needing solutions and healing.
Nov. 5th Mars square Pluto is a sad affair, some sorry they didn’t dare a higher highway truth and love. Such aspect usually brings out the upset, anger, hate, gun play, violence, threats and counter threats. Such aspect spiritually is meant to fight of truth, goodness, justice, repair everywhere. Deep compassion and passion for truth and love needs banish fear, hate, crookedness.
Nov.. 8th Sun sextile Saturn, Sun tine Neptune, Such aspect works to bring a more peace and harmony to warring sides. An attempt at compromise and agreement is at work everywhere. The ideal and workable compromise is struck for many. Peace and Love have a day or two here, perhaps a month.
Nov. 12th Full Moon in sensuous and honestly practical down to earth sign of Taurus. Happy week to come making things work for self and other.
Nov 14th Venus square Neptune is silly idealistic or otherworldly, Beware of false dreams or signs and dreams misinterpreted. Good for poetics, lovers, artists, musicians, heavenly bodies and spiritual wanderings, journeys.
Nov 20th mercury goes direct. Much insight into past pushes us positively into future.
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ASTROLOGY NOW! Stormy weather, roller coaster ride with relations, love, money, and tough travel or executing/ completing plans with 4 planets in Virgo? Virgo can be too sharp, critical, avoiding reality or over indulging without higher lift off in event. Here nothing is good enough and addiction to perfection rather than finding wholeness and balance, can diminish the times and value of one’s experience or right interpretation of experience and dream. These daze…. Venus, mercury, sun, mars is opposing Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is known as the god of the seas, emotions, wet, victim or crazy delusional, but also highest spirituality, virtuous activity, angelic experience.
Virgo/Pisces T squared by Jupiter can inflate everything and get out of bounds with good or ill behaviour. Can ego trip or or be tripped by fear, of leaving the known and clinging to perishables. Here negativity or virtue is its own reward. Strong urge to grow. Such aspect, strongly impelling to many, can bring feeling lost,or wishing to escape, or keep on partying while Rome floods or burns, is repressed or compressed, pressured into rather than educated and inspired to.
Many influenced by Jupiter in Sagittarius, to get smarter, rise to the occasion (like Marianne Williamson), and flex their renewed angelic virtue mind wings in the passion for truth and love, friends and loving earth, all ‘God’s creatures’. A sense of spiritual being, becoming, Presence Divine. A sense of dancing with positive changes.
Last of the wild craziness of last few months, and going to extremes, as well as opposite, a heart soul spirit for freedom love truth~~~ IS THIS SATURDAY SEPT.14TH FULL MOON WITH MARS OPPOSE NEPTUNE; the vibe and impelling (not compelling) influence is in the air now for ‘something big to happen. Lets hope for the good true beautiful. Yet, this week, ‘it ain’t just exactly clear’! For complete creative peace and understanding it may take later in month, or this coming January, or even till December 2020’s big Grail and World Pentecost (higher Kundalini Yoga aspect).
Now and for last months, a strong time for arts, music, musing, poetics, spiritual experience and intuitive encounter. This can be soothing dreamy; or its opposite, ‘this can’t be happening’. A ‘god help me’ vs ‘holy smokes i’m sparked and sparkled by the holy spirit, the great goddess or World Mother , divine intervention, compassion and hope. Love and truth play out into the third Jupiter square Neptune come sept. 21 (its been influencing last several months~ some in denial put their heads under the ground while others are suddenly dawning and sprouting, winging and emerging with new insights, wisdom, higher love and consciousness, new or renewed adventure to stop the apocalypse of inner and out nature. Remember the song ‘Its Nature’s Way of Telling you, something’s wrong’ ? Virgo wants to clean things up but can be too critical and “nothing’s good enough”. Excuses made to not act, not be the solution, not rid the pollution inside out. Pisces and Jupiter want to believe in miracles. The ultimate miracle is selfless learning, experiencing what every self is going through. The ultimate miracle is we can think for ourselves. Thank you Prometheus, Buddha, Hermes, Christ, Krishna, Athena.
Saturn going direct around sept. 18th will more accurately critique the situation with how much work on oneself is needed to fulfill the mission of happiness, freedom, truth and love in a good, true, beautiful way. True, though maybe humble new ways of working with others will start to present themselves in next few weeks and months.
New Moon Oct. 27th into January 2020 Saturn/Pluto conjunction may bring new indications and strong realizations, wake up calls. Yes, for some a really strong aspect for manifesting dreams and ideals, but for most extremes in the weather, cold, cold shoulders and hearts, slipping backwards or to dictorial dictates, authoritarian command, limitations, striving in survival mode, spiritually if not physically. The good ol’USA needs a spiritual, a virtuous, heart mind renewal and awakening of genius. To the higher self, all strivings, sufferings, hard workings, is the labor pain of a higher birth, a further revelation and growth. Compassion and patience is key to the heart of the great mother.
Look fro December 2020 when Jupiter/Saturn conjunct (happens every 20 years, so 2020, 2000, 1980, 1960…1920; its the bring of big collective shifts of consciousness and opportunities to grow in new ways). Jupiter Saturn is every 20 years but every 60 years is uniquely challenging. Its (60yearCycle is two Saturn Returns and 5 Jupiter returns. Think 1960 new hippies for peace and love! Think1920 on, both roaring 20’s but also Rudolf Steiner building the Goetheanum, it fire bombed burnt down, his rebuilding second spiritual mystery school Goetheanum, and his outpouring of spiritual wisdom, Anthroposophy. Jupiter/Saturn is mostly a Positive meeting of heaven and earth, peace among enemies, justice and compassion world wide, spiritual and material values meeting to agree in harmony and peace, a new renewed understanding of the arts, the art of being human and not machine and animal. What makes this Jupiter/Saturn really interesting and different is this ~ this time Jupiter/Saturn conjoined is in Aquarius which hasn’t happened since 13th century time of Sacred Chartres Cathedral being finally built and activated to bring together Platonic and Aristotelean values and knowledge, to bring spiritual wisdom knowledge co-creative with both Spirit and whole earth evolution to each and every person not just the elite aristocracy. It was a time of Gothic Cathedral building, sacred temple and architecture built for spiritual experience, a conscious sense of ‘at-one-ment’ rather than ‘atonement. A time of Divine proclivities, spiritual quest, high virtue striving, holy workings, a sense of One for All and All for One. It was the time of the Cathars, the Templars, the Holy Grail and its guardians that feed all the little ones, a sense of spiritual and physical nourishment, love, wisdom knowledge. A time for attempting acts of social justice and equality for women and children to participate creating healthier future. There was a sense, thanks to the spiritually educated Templars, that every man and woman is his or her own Pope and King. Freedom and equality was in the air, education was free.
It was also the time of the Rosicrucian beginnings (see Bamford’s book ‘the rosicrucian stream’) where spiritual ethic moral insights and self evident thinking, a spiritual science (like later Blavatsky and Rudolf Steiner) would try to introduce, more than just a neoPlatonic renewal, but a call for world renewal and spiritual revitalization. That wisdom and love should rule the world. (Hello Marianne Williamson! and more)) Rosy Cross teachings tried to heal the materialistic alone dictates and authority enslaving souls to sense bound thinking and values. The High Romance of Enlightenment was early in the air.
So we are now in September 2019, in the last of the idealistic dream and hope, the last of the imagination and first stirrings, of what could be and should be ~ peace and love ruling the world, higher holy consciousness transforming the war animal and machine into gardening family and friends. We are in a transforming world calling to incarnate our highest dreams and imaginations for love compassion sake, for wisdom truth courage creativity. We a ‘wee bit’ lack the language or clear mind for such, but generally our hearts and spirit souls are overflowing with wanting such, postive possibilities, opportunities, and good adventure, work and play are at hand and at play. The saturn aspects will both weed and trim to more workable life style, as well as help manifest destiny and dreamy ideals into reality. Our thoughts need to inspire, our inspirations need to activate and go to work. Intuitions abound, work on what’s right in front of you. We have all eternity to ‘get it’, but there is not a second to spare. Awaken Now, Be Still and Know! Boil all your troubles into One, self cherishing. Distill your heart’s mind into the elixor of enlightenment. Be the alchemist in your heart soul’s listening attuning, make spiritual heart gold from the darkness and craziness, not just lemonade! Aha!
Inwardly now, at the time of ‘Michaelmas’ and Fall, Autumn Ra, now in September, look within to boldly go without. Looking inwardly we are all experiencing a new spring, a renewed conviction and sureness, that love and truth will one day rule in both high and low place. That everything will find its place, and we each our true calling, work, love, and garden of friends. Now is the time to call on our Higher Angel, our Higher Self, hearts be listening! It is time to become the dream, become the art, become the truth, to live the life we dream come true. Invoke the Higher SELF in everyday life. (see Blavatsky ‘Key to Theosophy’, or Steiner’s ‘Theosophy’ or ‘Road to Self Knowledge’, at mayflowerbookshop.com or online for free!
Happy full moon September 14th coming, happy bigger lovetruth. Happy new moon september 28th, for many to renew or spark new beginnings. Happy Saturn/Pluto challenges and world crunch come January 2020 (Cardinal Signs of Cancer, Aries, Libra, Capricorn most affected the most with compelling learning situations, contractions of higher self heart birthing). Taurus Virgo can most benefit from this time.
Come December 2020 Jupiter/Saturn in Aquarius conjunct; Air signs Libra, Gemini, Aquarius benefit the most. Challenged by karma then to grow in new ways are Leo, Scorpio, Taurus. Each of us has these signs in specific houses or areas of life (ie. work, play, love, calling, day to day, other and more). Look in your astrology chart. Get your chart to see where you are most affected (free astrology charts all over the internet). You may want to visit Mayflower Bookshop to purchase a good astrology calendar and book! See my book “Astrological Aspects, the Art’. Check out monthly predictions at mayflowerbookshop.com
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