November 2013

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Comet Ison is now in effect affecting all Mutable Signs Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, and Sagittarius primarily. The comet is at 16-17 Virgo Nov. 1st. Comet Ison is passing earth’s orbital plane Nov. 1st (and that’s where the earth will be Jan. 15, 2014). It will be interesting to see if we feel Comet energy now and into next couple months. Comet Ison goes by the Sun, perihelion, November 28th at 6-7 Sagittarius. Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sage Sagittarius primarily affected now till end of November. Usually one feels more alive or sparkling, intelligent and lively when a comet aspects your Sun, Ascendent, Moon. Comets bring sudden revelations, new insights, good wine making, sudden success or failure, sudden suprise rise or fall of leaders and those seeking great deeds or fame. Might be influence on intensifying weather patterns and stimulating lots of new ideas and plans, sudden shifts in relations, calling, directions. Should be a good sky show coming with comet visible to the naked eye. Mark Twain was born during visible comet and died when the same comet came back. He actually predicted he’d go with the comet!

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him
for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him
for what he is.” -Francis Bacon

  • November 1st. Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn. This is the fourth of seven, indicating an ego wake-up to reality and spiritual thinking, holistic awareness, need to go to higher level or face crisis. Are we acting, individually and collectively, for the best outcome for all on the planet? Does our day-to-day life reflect our highest calling, our higher self? For some folks, this aspect steps up the vibrations, the beat, and raises one’s consciousness to new levels of awareness and capacity. For others it’s the shock of waking up from sleep or ignorant deluded behaviour. Realising one’s higher reality or its opposite, facing downfall or fall back. Feelings unlevelled, shook up, not on the level, or even bedevilled with trouble, difficult karma suddenly being thrown at one. All aspects have a dual nature, higher and lower octaves, that each of us must learn to balance, ascend, make the most of. Watch for stormy weather in many parts (listed below exact dates).
  • November 1st is also ‘All Souls Day’ or ‘All Saints Day’. To the early celt this indicated that all souls will eventually make it to heavenly bliss and awareness. For some this always comes as a shock. To deny the Buddha or Christ, the Christos or Divine Spiritual Spark, in any one of us, is to deny it in some part of one’s self; it will make one spiritually ill. Divining the divine is a work of art and spiritual science (see my new book ‘Astrological Aspects the Art,’ available on Amazon books or on the website listed above, or at Mayflower Bookshop).
  • Uranus squares Pluto the 4th time here (3 more to go) indicating a realisation of one’s own Reincarnating Ego, one’s spirit being, is possible. One becomes aware of one’s own higher purpose in life, or lack of it. Uranus wants freedom, Pluto wants commitment and sticking with the plan. Uranus can be shocks, electrical problems QUAKES, and solar activity, flares, sudden stormy weather. Pluto can be VOLCANOES, deep emotional eruptions. Much strange psychic emotional weather, weather extremes and storms possible Nov. 1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 21st 24th, 25th, 28th. (dark stronger aspected days, give or take a day from date at times). We very well may have pretty darn cold moments this winter, especially if more volcano activity; as well as weird warmings. The ancient philosophers thought the weather related to emotional and soul imbalances in humanity. Many now think it is do to pollution, hatred, and non-virtuous acts on a whole. Some others think it’s all part of the cycle of kali yuga. It is astrology’s idea that the planetary aspects have a higher and lower translation or expression and that each of us out of our own free will and thinking and actions make the world what it is. These last series of dates not a good time for those suffering uncontrollable emotions, jealousy, anger, hatred, delusions, illusions, and false fantasies. Good time to make new year’s resolutions early. Good time to let go of the past, forgive but don’t forget the learning lesson; so not to repeat the performance. If you know what you are doing, good time to plow ahead, all ahead go.
  • Uranus wants to start anew but Pluto keeps one stuck to karmic debt, attachments, insecurities, fears, old wounds and memories. Plato said “if you are willing to learn, anything can happen”. Learn new things! It’s time to come into Mayflower Bookshop and obtain Manly Hall’s wonderful book ‘The Secret Teachings of All Ages’. Mention this new quip and get this giant compendium of esoteric and metaphysical wisdom for just $17 while supplies last. Many a breakthrough or breakdown, a breaking up or a breaking down of walls that separate. It is wise not to take great risk during such aspect as this, as well as during weeks following the eclipse coming.
  • Uranus in Aries fire sign wants to start something new, travel, attain new heights, new education, new sense of self-respect. Pluto in Capricorn wants another step up the mountain of success, a step further on the path, another dig deeper into long-term security and not debt, a better job or quality lifestyle, healing and holistic. The square struggles between self needs and worldly concerns, work and calling, karma and destiny. Such aspects in the sky remind us of the exciting but turbulent 60’s as well as the Civil War times in America. There is a need for universal responsibility and compassionate understanding, now more than ever.
  • Uranus aspects are a good time to study astrology. Get started now by coming into Mayflower and purchasing the brand new 2014 Astrological Calendar. Study the aspects day-to-day to improve your odds of staying in tune with the cosmic mother!

“Whenever in doubt, always tell the truth; it will confuse the enemy.”
-Captain Bob and the lost paddle ship band.

  • November 3rd Solar Eclipse (Fixed Signs and houses affected most, Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius, Leo). This is second of two eclipses in a row, the first affecting cardinal signs mostly. Eclipses call for sacrifice, surrender, and service to our higher self, others. ‘Cut out the negative habits’ or have something ‘cut out’ of your day-to-day life is one motif of eclipses. Eclipse wrong habits and negative tendencies before they eclipse or cut off you. Eclipses often reveal secrets, bring to light dark realities. Eclipses can also put one into the dark about certain things or people. Check your own chart to see where 11-12 degrees Scorpio falls in your chart. Eclipses are known historically for sudden rise or fall from power, or suddenly being graced or falling from grace. Especially in effect this first two weeks of November. The eclipse on 3rd till Nov. 6th when Sun conjuncts Saturn, marks a possible history maker for events in the world. From severe weather in parts, strong political turmoil, downfalls, difficult break ups, pitfalls, and karmic justice and reprimands; to very strong political or military power moves, control freaking, need for conservative strengthening, strong corporate moves, take-overs, and marriages (or break ups) for new freedoms or long term security; this could be a very powerful week or two for business and the economy; lets hope a strengthening one, walling up the leaks and cracks in the system. Mercury goes direct from retrograde on the 10th, hopefully making the rest of the month more cheerful and sunny honey like. Many weird negative turns of events turn around again before month is over, or in summer of 2014 when Jupiter enters Leo.
  • November 6th into 7th Jupiter goes retrograde. Emotions shift up and down, questions about security in home and day-to-day life style. Often making for strong considerations of either moving or fixing up the living quarters, apartment, condo, or home. Beautify and fix up your place to be sacred and warm to the heart soul. Change of diet may be necessary for self improvement. Your body is home to the Spirit Soul! So clean up and beautify. This aspect may shed more light on the need for good ecology and healthy environment, air and water. Strong debates about economy and home security. Good aspect for yoga and meditation. A tendency these coming days to hook up with old friends and go down memory lane. A need for good soup and friends. OM Cafe anyone?
  • November 10th Mercury goes direct from retrograde while Mercury trines Neptune Nov. 11th. Many insights come to further future plans, far-a-way travels, creative love urges, a wanting of daydreams to come true, music and artistic experience and plans. Many want the future to change, some actually do something about it; others just dream on. Dylan said if you’re dreaming, you’re still sleeping. Some dreamers awaken new realities and hopes. Time to cut losses and move on, restore, renew.
  • Nov. 12 Moon/Sun trine Jupiter, many happy plans, experiences, sharings, joy, love. Avoid use of force, avoid anger and undue criticism. Be constructive. Good time to show your best side, reach out and make new friends, hug. Positive vibe and colorful day for success, dress the part.
  • Nov. 13th Neptune goes direct. Many awaken from false dreams, or awaken on how to manifest one’s dream or higher ideal. Strange psychic or spiritual experiences from beyond. Cosmic celestial occurrences or weather, sea changes, add wonder or amazement to the Spirit happening.
  • Nov. 14 Venus square Uranus, sudden shift of plans, sudden love urge or shift in direction, likes and dislikes, fashion, sudden change in weather or arrangements.
  • November 15th Venus conjunct Pluto. Ending of affair, love, commitment, decision, or arrangement. For some a deepening of love or commitment, for others a need to be committed, or an insane moment causing grief or pity. A call to universal and personal compassion. Death of a salesman. At higher level, a deepening of one’s commitment and a ripening of karma. A meaningful ending and new beginning. A need to be serious and considerate of others. A need for compassion. A need for deep love or union. Feelings of not being able to help another. If you chase they run; if they chase you, you run. Could be a weird day. Passionate and intense, intimate and sensual. The day could run diverse. Good to be kind and compassionate to other’s struggles and strivings; especially today.
  • Nov. 17th Full Moon at 25 Taurus. A very passionate and erotic Full Moon rivaling the one in May. Secret wishes for magic in one’s life, or for another.
  • Nov. 21st, Sun into Sagittarius, Moon in Cancer conjunct Jupiter. Good day for rendezvous meetings, joining up and sharing with a friend. Good day for social doing or planning. Good from honest frank to the point conversations.
  • Nov. 24th Sun square Neptune, Moon in Leo; beware of bad art, false news, boisterous bellows of huffy puffy nothings, and ego smartness sharp enough to cut your purse strings and shoe laces. Good day for escaping, doing nothing, donks, songs in the street, nature and high street wanderings, and going nowhere in particular.
  • November 25th Mercury conjunct Saturn brings us back to reality and common sense, hard facts, and need to know, do, and be silent.
  • Ison COMET Perihelion, close run by Sun on 28th. This whole little time period end of month should prove highly exciting and stimulating to all good endeavors, arts, music, making of wine and beer, social gatherings and fun loving times.
  • November 27th into 28th Mercury trine Jupiter, Venus oppose Jupiter, Moon opp Uranus. Good days for striking it rich by good stroke of karma. Joy in sharing, wealth in hugs and good friends. Comet Ison makes loop past Sun on 28th, Make a wish and blow out the lights, should be a bit a magic this night. Lasts into Saturday the 30th’s Sun trine Uranus. Luck and joy and good will go far here. Let go and let good golly miss molly good fortune work for you. Freedom is a four worded thing, “Love no matter what”. Bless and be blessed.

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In masterful administration of the unforeseen.”
~Robert Bridges

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“Trying to understand the economy these days is a lot like trying to quench one’s thirst for water by drinking beer. By the time you get somewhere, you’re gone.” -Captain Bob and the Fall docks.
“Some fly away, some harden in their ways; the true Grail seekers weave their hearts to the world, the world to their heart, in love and compassion, truth and art.” -RT

*October 1st (in effect for few days), Sun square Pluto, Mercury trine Neptune. Government shutdown? Will it be resolved by end of week New Moon? Or end of Month after Sun conjunct Transformation Point October 20th-21st? Or will it ride into November? Student loan defaults highest ever, hard to get a job even with a degree, good water harder to get, everyone blames someone else, new radioactive leak in Japan, big ecology problems looming, earth shaking times?! This weeks aspects stormy with change. Uranus can even be earthquakes, crazy storms, or shocking news; but also new revelations and new truths, reality facts, being disclosed. With Uranus coming to square the USA Sun, and Pluto coming to oppose USA Sun, 2015 seems to be the tipping point for deep-rooted transformation and renewal of how we think and work and do world business. America needs keep their universal love and quest for truth, freedom, friendship, world community, garden. Till then, lots of ups and downs on the roller coaster. Power struggles and Puer Eternis wobbles, set in one’s way crystallizations while others fly aimlessly or neurotically, seems times are tough to find a true middle way flowering in grace.
Pluto aspects can make one feel depressed or compassionately engaged, Neptune wants to escape or find greater oneness, wholeness. Major deep decisions being thought out at high and low levels. No where to hide from one’s self can be good when one is spiritually questing for love and truth. Political and Ego Power struggles wrestle for the future. Tendency to procrastinate or postpone inevitables of future. Danger of projecting unconscious fears or desires onto others. Pluto has a way of making ultimatums and drawing lines in the sand not to be crossed over. Double crossed lovers? Needing to renew friendships wishing each other happiness and growing awareness? Need to keep to long-term good habits and higher aims. Avoid using force or aggression if possible. Pluto known for psycho-drama, jealousy, attachment, fear and oppression. Can be good for social and personal renewal. A seeming ‘war of the gods’, ‘good guys vs. bad guys’. Possible separation by force majeur or something seemingly beyond one’s control. Possible stormy weather and emotional disturbances in certain parts of world around New Moon as well as 8th to 10th and late in month. Need to curb needless and unwanted negative habits, thinking/feeling, anger. Call for, and need for, compassion and wise understanding concerning world problems, poverty, education. Need for purification. See my book ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’ for more ideas on this. Or see books by Steiner, Osho, Gelek Rimpoche, Blavatsky for spiritual ways of conducting one’s personal journey.
*October 3rd, Sun oppose Uranus. Last 3 days and next many quick changes, abrupt turn arounds, sudden upsets and reversals in the markets, emotions, relationships, job. Sudden shifts, revelations, new insights, lightening jolts, and possible quakes, cosmic storms. Uranus can just as well, suddenly clear the air. Moon triggers Uranus on New Moon October 4th.
*October 4th, New Moon. Next three days many new beginnings and plans for new beginnings. Next 3 days, in many ways, set the course for the year. Ancients considered New Moon after Fall equinox beginning of the new year. Mercury conjunct north node adds to picture. What one thinks, one becomes in time. Train the mind. Good time for a good read and mind attunement. New cheap edition of ‘The Secret Teachings of All Ages,’ $17 plus postage/tax, now available at Mayflower Bookshop. Read that along with a good Rudolf Steiner and H.P.Blavatsky book, and come to understand the deep Metaphysical reality of the times. Check out YouTube for my little talk on Meditation. October 4th to 7th set your heart and mind on your highest dream and star …, hurry up, the future is coming! October 4th to 7th, new free impulses and creative fresh innovations or relations clash with the past or need to control and have security.
*October 7th Black Moon Lilith in Cancer square sun in Libra brings breakthroughs or breakdowns in relationships. Kindness and compassion, patience and listening capacity goes far here.
*October 8th, Mercury conjunct Saturn, Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Venus. Depressing day and weather or it is just deeply thoughtful and reflective? A desire to manifest one’s highest ideals and dreams. Good day to read, or send to a friend, a good Rumi or Rilke poem; or even write your own poem. Good day to think practically and catch up with past bills or things needing to be done, finished, completed. A reality check day. Avoid negativity. Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations.
*October 9th , Mercury, an evening star after sunset, is at greatest east elongation. This day, before and after, much nostalgia of the past, wisdom of the past rising, and long hard looks at whole of one’s life pondering the mystery for new revelation and for more meaningfulness life may offer. Good time to write or communicate one’s view or needs. Even better time to ponder alone one’s being, truth and love.
*October 10th (and surrounding days), Venus square Neptune. Only fools fall in love, here few rise. Venus is Love, Neptune illusions or dreams, possible futures. Sensitivity or receptiveness to art, beauty, music, and hugs. Romantic revelling or love confusion.
*October 12th Sun square Jupiter. Tendency to have lots of fun, but perhaps tendency to overdo, exaggerate, spend too much. Desire to attain goals now Happiness with others, sharing, joy with friends, family. Possible spiritual or material growth and advancement.
*October 15th Mars enters Virgo. Perfectionism, fixing things up, critique and adjustment. Need for more constructive, rather than destructive, criticism. Have you seen the book ‘Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe’? A great book on the sacred geometry of the human body and mother nature. A must book for your library and research. Helps one feel connected to the earth and heavenly rhythms. My friend Carolyn Striho on WDET radio 7:30 pm today!
*October 16th into 17th, Venus trine Uranus, quick realisations, flirting with love and higher octaves, higher self. Sudden birth of new ideas, rapport, love urge, friendships.
“These aren’t ties, these are golden memories in the making….” -Captain Bob and the Paddle Boat Wing On.
*October 18th Full Moon Eclipse (New Moon Eclipse November 3rd). Cut out negative habits or have stuff cut out of your life? Eclipses can suddenly cut something out of your life. Need to sacrifice or work for greater need or want. Next two weeks, if not four; brings adjustments and changes to those with planets in Cardinal Signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn (esp. 22 to 29 degrees).
Full Moon October 18th into Sunday October 20th has Sun/Moon conjunct Transformation Point (midpoint of 3 trans-Saturnian planets Uranus/Neptune/Mars). During Boston bombing Mars in hard aspect to Transformation Point. T.P. brings powerful energies and emotions into play for planetary growth but often negative emotions thwart such positive growth. With Mars oppose Neptune during this time, we may find more reasons to rid ourselves of big guns in small mind’s hands. These three days may bring out the best and worst in some people. Take care to avoid any area or people too big to handle. Good time for the arts, music, creativity, romantic escape, spiritual pursuit. Bad time for creating negative vibe or doing dangerous antics. Mars/Neptune can bring uncanny accidents, crashes, psycho drama. May be difficult time for travel or discerning reality from truth. Good for working for the future if one is practical and down to earth. Avoid spoiled food, may be danger of food poisoning or eating wrong combination of food or spoiled food. Take no unnecessary risk. Take extra time if you have to travel. Strange mystical experiences.
*October 21st Mercury goes Retrograde in Scorpio until November 10th. Fixed Signs of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius (especially early degrees of fixed signs born late July, April, October, January) need take extra care in communications with loved ones or dealings with real estate and money. Mercury retrograde is infamous for communications going astray. Good time to work on strategies of renewal and saving up for future needs. Take care not to do or say something that turns someone into an enemy. Good time for constructive values, words, and deeds.
*October 23rd, Sun into Scorpio. Month of renewal or destructive habits? Good time to cut out unneeded expenses or negative habits. Scorpio is the eagle of higher vision or the snake/scorpion of secret agendas and back biting. Good for intimate rapport and intensifying relations.
*October 25th Sun trine Neptune and Moon conjunct Jupiter augment a beautiful weekend of fun, friends, entertainment, travel, going beyond one’s limits, attempting to manifest one’s higher self, higher dreams and ideals, reaching for one’s higher star.
*October 28th, 29th, 30th Pluto sextile Chiron, Venus trine Juno. Fixing up the house? Congress? Improving one’s health and vitality, exercise, yoga? Good time to mend fences, improve roads and communications, love the one you’re with, or reach out and touch someone. A very good time to go out and eat some good healthy food at OM Cafe in Ferndale or the one in Traverse City. Yum! Good time to go deep with a book from the Mayflower hand tailored to your spiritual needs for growth and personal richness.
*Chiron sextiles Pluto on 28th while on October 31st Mars trine Pluto and oppose Chiron (Charon). Expect strong decisions of change made from self or others affecting work, health, and long-term goals as well as day to day life. Many big changes in store for earth signs and cardinal signs. One’s deep feelings may be challenged by external world situations. Chiron (or Charon) is associated with feeling or being stuck between two situations, or struggling between feeling stuck or secure vs. feeling free or liberated. Challenged between higher mindedness, calling and world view vs. need to secure or manifest, realise, one’s practical needs, stay grounded. Important time to research anew one’s sense of self and other relying on freedom and compassion as guiding light.
*October 31st, Halloween tonight!
Halloween is an interesting festival unconsciously revealing after death states of inner virtue or non-virtue being lavishly over-expressed. Souls disembodied out in the night time looking for entry into home or re-embodiment. Parents come to the door to trick the excarnated soul away or to let ‘em in and have a baby, the big pumpkin stomach with the light within. Thus the old English celts would give the candy away at the cemetery. All Souls Day November 1st, All Saints Day too it’s called, revealing that one day all souls reach heavenly state of enlightenment.
“Fear & hatred are one & the same thing essentially. He who fears nothing will never hate, & he who hates nothing will never fear.” H. P. Blavatsky , The Inner Group Teachings of H.P.B., Sept. 1890
*November 1st Uranus Squares Pluto. New ideas struggle against the true and tried. Big changes in the world are afoot. Breakthroughs in Science, Space, Oceanic understanding, and growing vegetables in the back yard of America. Intellect and emotions struggle for supremacy while

“I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
As though to breathe were life. Life piled on life
Were all too little, and of one to me
Little remains: but every hour is saved
From that eternal silence, something more,
A bringer of new things; and vile it were
For some three suns to store and hoard myself,
And this grey spirit yearning in desire
To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought….
…Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

-Tennyson, from his Ulysses, first appearing in Morte D’Arthur and other Idyls.

Robert Thibodeau is available for Astrological Consultations.

Robert Thibodeau
Mayflower Bookshop
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(248) 547 8227


September 2013

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“Wine is strong, a king is stronger, women are stronger still, but truth conquers all.” -Old Troubadour saying

  • September 1st Sun trine Pluto. Bringing light to dark places, cleaning up messes, healing from past? Or, are you just plowing into a future just starting to make sense and come to light?
  • Sept. 2nd Moon conjunct Mars precipitates coming events, watch out for anger, talking too much, over aggressive behaviour. Otherwise, ‘carry on!’, as you were. This aspect may trigger events playing out into Sept 8th and 9th concerning manifesting desires, stopping the leaks, setting boundaries, and trying to keep the forward motion. Times may indicate a need for further push, or need for a break to reconsider goals and aims. A struggle between personal ego needs and outer security needs. Sign of slow healing. Working and wanting quicker progress. Need for patient sure gradual steps. If one listens carefully to what the world is teaching you now, real working methods appear, doors begin to open, sure steps to advancement made. Avoid force. Wise authority may need be called upon, otherwise self evident truth and common sense go far. Michaelic courage to face reality and truth work to progress one. What is at hand struggles with retarded forces not wanting to grow. Need for patience, courage to see truth. Wisdom takes time. Harsh time if unneeded force used, yet a kind of time’s up for getting smarter. A need to move on. Extremes in the weather, feeling overworked or stuck. Slow but sure progress, happiness when alone with higher inner self.
  • Sept. 5th, New Moon at 13 Virgo portrays new impulses in coming week to work with friends and family for better future. Virgo wants to cleanse, heal, patch up, fix up, clean up; right exercise and healthy OM CAFE diet is important. There is no perfection, only a possible sense of wholeness. See Kristin Turner’s book Self Healing Cookbook at Mayflower Bookshop. Virgo also is right work and play brings new level of healthy joy into one’s life. If you’re not working on yourself, you’re not working. This was the original OM and Mayflower slogan. See Reinvention of Work by Matthew Fox, also Macrobiotic Path to Total Health by Kushi. Avoid negative cranks. Look to constructive criticism. Work on self to work on others.
  • Sept. 8th Moon conjunct Venus good day for loving friends, doing what you love, finding inner to inner contact, music, culture, love.
  • Sept 9th. Mars square Saturn, Moon conjunct Saturn, serious day for working to get ahead. The world may look nuts, but love and beyourself anyway. Serious about road ahead but also celebrating life. Avoid laying trips on others. Avoid backing people into corners. Avoid anger, obssession, drawing lines in the sand, use of force, conflict. Such aspect often good for arresting the bad guy or laying down the law. Positive side is making necessary compromise to work with others more co-equally. Setting down long term plans and goals. Try yoga or tai chi, eurythmy dance or transcendental music to read by available at Mayflower. See Five Tibetan Rites for renewal exercises to awaken life force and kundalini sacred energy, do yoga. If you don’t know what to do, good time to take a break, meditate, contemplate whole of one’s life, world.
  • Sept. 12th half moon in Sagittarius give higher minded insight into far reaching goals. Don’t exaggerate or over do your performance or demands.
  • Sept 13-14th Venus in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces makes for far reaching plans, travel, spiritual dreaming. Love escapades and fanciful experiences. Mercury square Pluto later in the day of 14th with Mars trine Uranus makes for crashing truth and cascading realities, endings and new beginnings. Coming to conclusions or results. Need to seek new ground of meaning and purpose. Out with the old and in with the new. Truth and consequences kind of day. Need to learn lessons and move on, go forward, let the past go, reinvent yourself, re-imagining self and future, world. Otherwise, good day to hold still, think, realize, come to reality, and hold fast with what is true and meaningful for you.
  • Sept. 15th-16th Mercury opposes Uranus may bring sudden shocking news or new insights. Makes for new revelations or flashes of insight necessitating change or re-adjustments, slight changes of directions or plans.. Others may throw you a curve ball or sudden upsetting circumstances make you rethink few things. Take care not to be too blunt unless need be, could cause over reactions. Try not ‘over-reacting’ yourself to others sudden moves or crazy behaviour or blunt words. Good time for new learning for sure. Need to learn new ways of working with others. Some may need to go on without certain others. Or be patient till better opportunities come. See sept 18th-19th.
  • Sept. 18th, Venus conjunct Saturn and sextile Pluto makes for real love and lasting virtue or major road block to desired ends. One may feel stuck or at dead ends, especially fixed signs and houses. With Pisces Moon, dreams find need to feel grounded into real methods working with reality. Hard cold facts need to find spiritual ways of rising and flying again. Choosing to go long and sure way rather than short and wild way?
  • Sept. 19th Full Moon in Pisces with Mercury square Jupiter breaks the spell binds some. Imagination and daring take sudden leaps for joy. Opportunities for new adventure, new dance, new play start to make their way into one’s life. Otherwise, a wee bit of truth sneaks in and plays the part of a burr under the saddle.
  • Sept. 20th Pluto goes direct. Ready of not, the world proceeds in new directions with or without you.
  • Sept. 21s Saturn sextile Pluto (influences past and future weeks, months). Cooler in many a part, other parts suffering hotter weather. Volcanoes cleaning up the air? Earth rumbles, stocks rise or tumble a bit around this time looking for long term adjustments. Perhaps now a concern and need of collective social political action and aggreement to purify water and air, soil and negative thinking? Stuggle between fear and real needs. A wish to root and ground one’s dreams. Those in command or in high places in business and politics toil to make right decisions for long lasting positive consequence. Water and Earth signs favored. This is a time to make right decisions for long term benefits, growth, recovery, healing, and steady sure progress. Avoid quick money making manuveurs that may very well backfire or sink your boat.
  • Sept. 22, Sun enters Libra, Autumn Equinox, day and night equal length, yearly earth breath crosses topsoil entering underworld, Persephone mysteries. To some esotericists, this is the beginning of the new year, the sun down of the cycle of the year. Spiritual thining and the Michaelic ArchAngelic cosmic thinking more easily arises in the contemplation of the fall mysteries. Autumn Ra!
  • Sept 26th Venus trine Jupiter with Moon conjunct Jupiter and Venus square Mars on 28th making for 3 days of fun, inner sun, love play, much sexual induendo, creative joyful interactions with friends, family, and loved ones. Negatively tendency to over do or be over the top, or to rub someone wrong. Very playful aspect if not wrestling with dogs. Sept. 30th Moon conjunct Mars may bring slap of reality to get back to work and start upstream swimming again.

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“Out of freedom the Ego was to unfold love; and out of love, freedom.”
-Rudolf Steiner, Deeper Secrets of Human History

“Out of freedom the Ego was to unfold love; and out of love, freedom.” -Rudolf Steiner, Deeper Secrets of Human History

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pike

  • New Moon on August 6th triggers need to forgive and let go of the past so to make room for renewal and new opportunity to arise within and without.
  • August 6th New Moon in Leo along with Aug 7th Jupiter opposes Pluto (influence from 3rd to 11th esp). Earth changes and a re-orchestration of social cultural identity. Such aspect may portend of huge changes for some due to necessity or greater powers that be such as quake or volcano. But it could also be lots of new jobs opening up and a turning point definite in economy and future planning, what to do and what not to do.
    Difficult time for change for some, but much needed. Zooming over the top or a backward slip when it comes to friendships and the economy? Tendency to go to extremes in spiritual/mental or purely materialistic realms causing crisis or split in partnership or relationship. Decadence vs. poverty. Strong feelings appealing to others to improve situation. Wanting to rise or change one’s social position. Loss or gain of power. Idealistic feelings and practical realistic facts contrast or compete for attention. Sudden shift in how one thinks of love and relationships. Difficult travel in some places. A sense of a need to slow down.
    Jupiter nearing conjunction of USA Sun position making for possible strong shifts, mostly positive, in growing economy, new leadership, renewed enthusiasm for USA being positive beacon of love and truth, compassion and sharing to make World better place.
    Many exaggerations and inflated remarks, beliefs, show off boasting and posturing. Need for solid planning. Strong shifts in social life, sudden rise or fall in popularity. Good for play, socializing, acquiring land or possessions, finding union or re-union this month with loved ones, family, friends. Failures come in over doing, over eating, over indulging, too much partying or going to extremes. Strong tendencies to assert oneself and/or take the lead vs. loss through exploitation or corruption of ecology, land or body. Tendency to go big or go for broke. Positive for social compassion or helping others help themselves. Feelings that there is a need to do something new. Jupiter/Pluto aspects incline one to think big. Danger of gambling one’s life away vs. humble gardening right where one is. Yet many opportunities to grow or find new ways of working may now arise.
  • August 7th on plays into month of much meteor activity,”The sky is falling” and crashing on our heads, or is it just coming to the ground in practical working ways. Many begin to manifest or incarnate their higher ideals, their dreams. Others need take off the crown and pride and learn to dig in anew. Volcanoes, in macrobiotic view, cleanse the air and purify the sky, but also can bring cooler weather. Weather may be going to some extremes with cooler vibes; elsewhere the heat is on.
  • Aug 11th Mercury square Saturn and Aug 14th Mercury trine Uranus makes for some serious rethinking and redirecting of one’s mind and feelings. Pride and ego attachment need be ridden of for truth and common sense to come into play. Intellectual reckoning and hard cold facts followed by intellectual revelations and new insights, inspirations, and intuitions open positive vibe for bettering the future.
  • Aug 16th Venus goes into Libra asking for fair play and co-creative participation here and there. A sense of balance when it comes to work and play.
  • Aug. 20th Full Moon in Aquarius has some juggling family, work, and friends in such a way that everyone grows and pushes forward toward higher tasks at hand. Those caught up too much with the past now lose the future. Avoid gambling with the necessities of life. Good time to be creative. Too much going on so pick wisely how to use your time for the best to come. The Moon conjuncts Uranus and squares Jupiter on 24th Aug. , so this is one busy week for news, solar blasts, earth shaking changes, and a renewed positive spirit toward freedom and truth, joy and happiness. Many a break through and new discoveries, revelations and insights, rattle the imagination and brain to new heights. Unusual and exciting weather patterns, new social opportunities, and a new or renewed sense of love adventure. A wanting to move or fix up the face and place of situations. A sense of justice and love for one’s self and neighbour tend to overcome arrogance and pride, anger and injustice. A sense of self worth and creative intelligence abounds with these aspects.
  • Aug 22 Sun enters sign of Virgo. Simplicity is oft the most seriously beautiful. Opportunities for growth can be missed if one is too worrisome, fearful, negative, or critical. Take care in coming weeks to be constructively critical and not a negative sour puss. Good time to contract a bit, and take stock in oneself. Mercury enters Virgo on 23rd crossing the Sun on 24th to ride with Venus ahead of the Sun end of month. Stormy weather. Avoid negativity. Work to constructively further one’s goals.
  • With Venus square Pluto on 24th, opposing Uranus on 26th, and square to Jupiter on 27th, do everything out of higher love. A need to know what to cut out to make room for something more positive and endearing. Many positive changes take place concerning our relationships to loved ones, children, those we care for. A need to end certain things so to allow space for something new, better. Many partings and new coming together. Compassion to all rather than taking everything too personally or egotistically from point of view of self alone. Helping others to be happy and letting go of self interest is a powerful healing agent at this time. Being happy for others who are happy brings good luck. Helping and protecting the little ones important at this time. Venus/Uranus spark sudden love or creative artistic interests that can be quite playful with Jupiter in the picture.

There is no end to learning, only to ignorance. There is no end to true love, only to separateness. Don’t delay, listen to what is still beating within you to flower. Between striving to rise to our highest dreams and kneeling to the ground of our common sense and shared humanity, our humble work and ever learning………is a flowering god of sanity and virtue, peace and true joy. -robert of mayflower
Mayflower Bookshop 2645 W. 12 Mile rd.
Berkley, Mi. 48072


July 2013

Voyager 1 surfs edge of heliosphere, the edge of solar system;
earth’s heat record being broken in south west USA; many have
gone beyond themselves and back in their search to know the Self,
love and truth who we are. Astrologically this is posed to be
an unforgettable amazing summer for truth’s revelation, insight and joy,
self discovery and opportunity for Higher Love and happiness for all!

“There is no end, just new beginnings of the heart
to find itself, the unavoidable poetry of love.” -rt

“Every heart and mind is a garden, a friend.” -rt

  • Jupiter is conjuncting USA natal Venus now. Is America about to fall in love with itself and the world again? Big year for love, marriage, and babies perhaps? Real estate values, and the values of everything and everybody up? In the coming year of 2014, Uranus will square the USA Sun, and Pluto will then oppose it. This year and the next couple of years are a critical time for a re-awakening of high and noble road of ethics and higher self. Time for renewed aspirations for freedom love truth. Time for re-inspiration of the original founders high vision of peace and love for all. Time for renewed philosophy and dream enabling America, the USA, to reawaken and grow in world spirit, strong and noble. Unifying spiritual principle and ethical philosophy of higher love and truth, responsible compassionate politics and economic opportunity for all is once again needed for a healthy future. Each of us is called upon to live our highest dream. These are trying times for both the USA and the World and a new inner impulse of love and truth stirs within us. Pluto in Capricorn will oppose the USA Sun while Uranus squares it. Selfless truth and an all encompassing love/compassion is called for top to bottom. Pluto normally is thought of bringing a death and rebirth type experience as well as a youthful spirit of selfless courage. Perhaps it is the world awakening to a need for healthy environment and lifestyle. Its negative side is selfishness, dictating authority, and the shadow side or plutocracy in all modern materialistic affairs. Uranus is lightening changes and flashes of genius, originality, and creative freedom. Its negative side is going through changes without anything really changing. A sense of hysteria and panic without the calm wisdom to channel new crisis opportunities into positive change. Danger of change without any true inner transformation or realization renew. With the Scorpio rising USA chart, Saturn transiting is about to conjunct the Asc again end of July into August making for one possibly very hot severe summer for some. Or is it a tightening of the belt, a more disciplined, less obese and less ‘over the top’ overdoing America. The grand trine in water signs coming has brought much needed rain in parts of the country (eastern half) possibly leading to a good food harvest in such parts this summer. Jupiter is trining Saturn making for good economy. These are amazing times. In the Gemini Rising Chart for the USA, Uranus mid July here is almost hitting the square to natal USA Sun. Such aspect now and into next year depicts a sudden rise of new stars and leaders, as well as a sudden fall or change at the top of many a biz and enterprise. Uranus astrologically calls for strong change, a need to go to the next higher level or get crunched or take a fall. A need to do something, not just talk or feel about it. Uranus can bring new discoveries and new forms of energy, energetics. It can also bring quakes and storms, sudden changes and shocks, quick change. Pluto in Capricorn coming to oppose USA natal Sun in Cancer resists change; but calls for need to keep water, air, and food pure, clean, and healthy. A polluted environment and cluttered myriad channels/media and minds may be karma catching up to us, calling for a new simplification of everything. Pluto is associated with scandals and many abound these days. This could also be an influence in fluctuating gold prices. Pluto represents degrading or devaluing gold, the golden sun. Pluto’s opposition to USA’s Sun here represents devaluation or downward trend in gold prices. In 2014, it may portend of major turning points in history on many a front. As Jupiter, expansive energies, conjuncts USA Sun late August, we may see a very positive rebound and ascent in many a place; happiness and a sense of renewed prosperity, family, friendships. The Pluto opposition becoming exact in 2014 may yet tell the fuller story with history making events. July and August are astrologically attuned to give many an opportunity for love and peace, prosperity and social fun; but keep your eye on end of July and around August 7th for quirks and turn-a-rounds in the summer of peace and love plans.
  • July 1st Venus square Saturn, love crunch or searching for small pieces to the puzzle. A need to love and be loved. Cold reality and sober truth contest with the big dream or future plans. Sun oppose Pluto attempts to heal with compassion and mother love that which previously was dark. New light on old problems. Extremes in the weather, hot and/or wet. Sadness or melancholy when not aligned to higher principles of wisdom love. A sense of death and rebirth, endings and new beginnings. A need for patience when considering long-term goals and what is trying to birth into the future. Jealousy or loving another for who you want them to be may thwart higher aims. Be the love you desire, live the truth you see, be the creative spark untiring in the higher self to free in self and other. Help others be happy to improve your own happiness. A sense of inevitable contests with the ability to ‘be here now’.
  • July 4th Sun square Uranus, Determination to be free no matter what. Sense of quaking moments and giving the shake, shake ups and hot bake outs, solar flares and vacant stares, all compete or flow into a new intelligence rising from the hearts and minds of those living into the future with compassion, love, truth. With progressed Sun squaring USA natal Sun and the transits of Uranus and Pluto afflicting USA natal Sun in sign of Cancer; many challenges for change are upon us. Either rise to the higher level of intelligence and freedom, truth and compassion; or face world change cast upon us.
  • July 6th Gemini Moon conjunct Mars and later in evening Moon slips into Cancer to conjunct Jupiter making for highly energetic day and fun evening for food, friends, and expansive visionary feeling experience blending both mind and heart.
  • July 8th New Moon in Cancer, Saturn direct, Moon occults Mercury with Sun conjuncting Mercury next day on the 9th making for windy minds and perhaps airways, weather; changing moods and a wish to better oneself and one’s environment. What works and what does not work takes front stage. A strengthening of bonds of friendship and family.
  • July 13th Mars enters Cancer Sign. Aggressive moves forward while dragging that which is soon to be cut off? New initiatives about to hook up with positive future? Personal aims drive for fulfillment and accomplishment. Wanting to matter. Avoid use of force or over-aggressive modality. Impulsive, passionate, excitable meets cool calm collected. This is a month of unusual, yet improved, conversation and experiment when it comes to love and the creative arts. An impulse to improve business and home life or change lifestyle and day-to-day habits.
  • July 17th Uranus goes retrograde, some changes put off for a while, on hold and waiting? Feeling need to change before forced into change? Jupiter trines Saturn and Neptune making grand trine in water signs encouraging many to continue to grow with or without past frameworks and structures. New impulses for a new architecture of the future. Wanting to be happy in new growing ways. Many beautiful feelings for life arise, renewed sense for healing processes, lifestyle, and properties. Good for long range travel and future planning; new impulses for moving into better futures while redeeming past mistakes. Healing of past while positively moving into brighter futures. These aspects portend of renewed interest in world peace and harmony, family and culture making. The grand trine in water signs awakens one’s intuitive feelings on a grand scale. Many opportunities for inner and outer growth appear this month. Great aspect for creating and meeting new possibilities for furthering one’s dreams. Keep yourself on track with singular goal in mind for greater result; yet this aspect can for some can accomplish many things at once.
  • July 19th Saturn trine Neptune, practical realism, realistic dreams, manifesting the ideal, romancing the stone. Realistic steps toward manifesting the ideal, as well as realizing the more eternal spiritual potential in the every day, every moment. Doing what’s right from a higher ethical motive. Negative side is wanting to escape or hide from higher truth or more authentic self. Showing up for your own life and a willingness to continue learning what life directly offers, teaches, is key to spiritual and material growth here.
  • July 20th wild weather into Full Moon 22nd, or even 24th, 26th, 27th, 31st, or is it just a need to wear leather? Good for stripping mind of fear and distraction, and with pure intent and naked soul present oneself to the world. Mercury goes direct, making for quick decisions and taking clear action on such. A feeling that one can’t wait any longer to make certain decisions. Mars trine Neptune and Saturn (grand trine in effect) pushes the envelop of accomplishing and getting things done, as well as initiating new initiatives. Moon in Capricorn makes for practical gains, asserting oneself and goals, aims and directives. Difficult Mars aspects influencing last 6 days of the month warrant taking extra security in travel, debate, contesting, and controversy. Avoid anger and negative emotions. Much patience and easy going compassionate approach to matters at hand needed here.
  • Full Moon July 22nd Mars conjunct Jupiter triggering grand trine Jupiter/Saturn/Neptune; avoid exaggerating, partying too hard, over indulgence, over asserting oneself, or taking on too much. Enjoy life, everything in moderation. Jupiter goes over board, Saturn wants to define limits of growth. Venus enters Virgo perfection in both wear and tear, and inner feelings. Sun enters Leo. Moon squares Saturn, Saturday Sun squares Saturn. Extremes in weather round the world.
  • July 24th Moon oppose Venus, on Friday 26th Venus oppose Neptune sextile Saturn. Who do you love? False dreams cut off or abandoned, or are you jumping into the summer dream and melting like ice cream in Phoenix. Avoid eating too yin or over acidic foods. Avoid indulgence in idiot pleasures. Good aspect for the arts, music, creating beauty and lasting happiness. Balloons of illusion and false dreams may pop this weekend; for some new dreams begin where old ones end.
  • July 27th Mars oppose Pluto, boiling point, avoid anger and use of force. Much need for forgiveness or compassion this day. Sun square Saturn, mourning or sad event. strange weather shifts. Mars here triggers the Uranus square Pluto…into 31st giving us a birds eye view of bigger issues confronting the world in the past few years and next. An aspect challenging us to transform the unworkable past into workable futures. A need to let go of what can’t be fixed or changed, and a challenge to rediscover ourselves anew in harmony with a future calling upon us to grow in new ways of wonder and love and truth. Avoid unnecessary travel or argument for a few days.
  • July 30th Venus in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. Good aspect for realizing what you truly love and acting upon it. Working for what one loves, needs, and wants. Aligning love with long view in mind, practical workable relationships with lasting value, quality, and appropriateness. Less is more here, simple is complex, exact appropriate golden mean rather than exacting. All in good time, all in right measure, little things can express more eternal inner treasures.
  • July 31st Mars in Cancer square Uranus in Aries triggers bravado, courage, honest reckoning; as well as rash actions, anger, crazy chaotic testosterone warring negative emotions if not careful. This is one of those aspects where the meds backfire and patience is easily lost. Possible explosive release of tension, sudden change of direction or conclusion of events, upsets, accidents. Good for purifying, rhythmic exercise or yoga, intensifying one’s spiritual practice. Intense need for freedom and creative outlet or expression. Tendency to be premature or rash, hasty in action. Tendency to feel split in goals, bipolar in sense of self identity. Beholding the tension of opposites, meditation, long walk or right exercise and diet (more grains and greens, hearty miso soup) can ease unnecessary tensions. Such aspect precipitates need to act, secure, root, or express oneself. Good for courage and bravado when not foolhardy.

Be Happy, get to know your Higher Self is intimately co-creative with the World Mind and Soul !

Robert Thibodeau
Available for Astrological Consultations
Mayflower Bookshop
2645 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Berkley, Mi. 48072
Open Wed thru Saturday Noon to 6 p.m. EST.


June 2013

Weather and wild extremes in behaviour continue as we just passed another Uranus square Pluto. We are discovering a planetary mind, a more universal holistic thinking able to work with, and be co-creative with, the whole of humanity and all living things. Perhaps we will yet discover a politics of wisdom and compassion. Uranus’s impulse for freedom and higher intelligence struggles with Pluto’s shadow side of ignorance, delusion, greed, attachment, insecurity, limitation, fear, terror. Pluto’s higher octave of selfless compassion and an understanding of a true nature of self as truth and love, an angel in the becoming, a participant co-creative with all life struggles with Uranus’s shadow side of noise, change without real change, and meaningless contest, conflict, and senseless one-up-manship and war. The ancient wisdom thought that cataclysmic weather was related to collective humanity’s negative emotions of anger and hate. Our modern dilemma includes pollution and violence, numbness and escapism. Our hearts close up and what will awaken the heart soul again with wonder, joy, compassion, and social participation? Uranus will square the USA Sun sign as Pluto opposes it in the coming months into next year. Uranus is like Hermes, or Prometheus, an awakener of higher mindedness. Pluto is negativia, a being dragged into the underworld, the unconscious, and a forcible facing of consequences of past history, karmic mistakes (mis-takes). Pluto is also a letting go of the past, a dying in becoming, a shedding of old skins, a rebirth, a renewal, a turning point allowing renewed awareness and participation with deeper love, compassion, truth of inner being in relationship. There are a few big turning points in history upon us. May the change be positive. A huge cycle is ending and a new one beginning. Many people are rediscovering themselves and the world round, which is a good thing to do at this time. The Mayflower bookshop carries books on every sacred religion and spiritual teachings available. Ben Franklin once had a bookshop like Mayflower. There has never been a time when so many spiritual teachings were available for us to make use of. Each of us is called to awaken anew, to rise to a higher calling, to be and become the art and artist of divinity. May each of us learn to divine the divine in all moments, things, and each other. May every heart flower, every mind awaken, every soul shine. May all beings awaken to their true calling, work, love and truth nature. OM! The book ‘Astrological Aspects the Art,’ is not just an astrology book, it’s a treatise on modern spirituality revealing a keen relationship of Steiner’s teachings with buddhism, hermetics with self-initiation and spiritual awakening, mythology and the descent and re-ascent of the goddess, the chakras and sacred geometry. Blessings.

June 2nd into 3rd Mercury entering sign of Cancer plays into a grand trine with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio. Good day for getting keen insights into the next few months. Jupiter will trine Saturn and Neptune in July triggering (hopefully) a creative new views, an urge for world peace and prosperity, good year for farmers and gardeners, many a pleasing social and spiritual experience, and many a good time. Many plans being made now for the better futures. Premonitions and dreams open possibilities. Venus peeks north declination of 5th, love ideals high-minded find a star to follow.
June 7th Venus trines Neptune and Saturn triggering grand trine embracing love and good friendship, family, financial, and social affairs. If you know who you are and what is your right working relationship to the world, proceed. Otherwise, Unfortunately, the same day here on the 7th, Neptune goes retrograde, Moon conjuncts Mars, Mercury opposes Pluto, and Mars squares Neptune; this could prove to be a really crazy day leading to a week of mixed messages and strangely beautiful weather. A mixed bag of fortunate and good aspects along with some very challenging aspects of frustrations, anger, struggle to reach ideals, sense of injustice and need to rectify, correct. Possible rough week coming of weird weather and behaviour. Avoid craziness, pathological states of mind. It’s a bad hair and drug/medication week of lies and bad lipstick (faҫades and illusion, delusion and projection of fear/desire) for many parts of the world. Bad day to have bad company or to be or be with someone who is hostile, fraudulent, angry, vexed, or projecting falsities and negativity. Strange comings together and stranger partings of the way, weird dreams. A heavy news day at the least. Extra caution needed to avoid acting up or over-reacting. Mars/Neptune aspect for food poisoning or illness, strange weather, UFO or Virgin Mary sightings, weird cosmic phenomena, pollution, and sci-fi. Many a spiritual vision or dream at this time. Good aspect at times for creative imagination, music and the arts, high ideals and the most spiritual strivings. Bad time to take high risk. The weekend into next Tuesday full of happy/sad, sweet/bitter experience. Sudden loss or death, sudden birth, the world seriously goes round with many a rise and fall in the process. Stocks may be shaky here till 12th with many a vicissitude up or down.
June 8th New Moon in Gemini with Mercury square Uranus. Lots of sudden insights and quick turns of event and mind. Vigorous debate and tension of words and thoughts. Keen insights and new discoveries could be upon us. The mind has wings for some, for others the winds of change blow fiesty.
June 11th-12th Venus oppose Pluto and then square Uranus. A sudden sense of what is necessary to do and what not to do. An appearance of a beautiful witch fortells hints of the future. Good time to tidy up affairs and be happy for what one has. Happiness for others who are happy goes far to strengthen one’s own good luck. Possible sudden change in love urges, feelings of rejection or needing to reject or eject out of a situation turned sour. Clinging to what doesn’t work precipitates further stress and change. Negativity here is its own reward. Knowing what is right to do to create better future furthers. Avoid fighting for rights out of pride and taking things personally. This is an in depth love aspect at times but one needs to avoid attachment and manipulative emotions. Saturn trine Neptune occurs now giving water signs and feeling/emotions a more long-term view and solution to difficult problems or challenges; as well as a wanting to lay back and not have to over work or fight so much. Also a tendency here for solid emotional relationships. Avoid jealousy, or using forceful persuasion. Avoid risk or gamble in love or money matters, large purchases or investments, playing it safe. Long-term view and investments may be the way to go here unless you are an expert at quick manoeuvring. Mercury at greatest elongation (24.3 E.) makes for minds reaching out far to know and find right thinking about things.
June 19th Sun conjunct Jupiter with Mercury conjunct Venus on 20th makes for good lovin’ and sweet times, a lock in on the beautific and joyful. Good for fixing up the home or making plans to. Good time to connect, communicate, plan, study, read, make the call or take the call. (Avoid overenthusiastic salesmen.)
June 21st Sun enters Cancer, the longest day and shortest night of the year. After this day, the days get shorter till winter solstice. Good time to make a wish and shart good company and future dreams. It’s Full Moon SuperMoon weekend so the energy is high no matter what the weather. SuperMoon is closest full moon to earth for the year.
June 23rd morning Full Moon in Capricorn with evening Moon occulting (eclipsing) Pluto. Evening (after 8:36 EST) good time to lay back with loved ones, have down time or rest, and to catch up to yourself for the week ahead. This SuperMoon at its most southern declination peek. Ruddy good summertime fun, but can bring about some heavy stormy weather in parts. Good time for a Moon Bath.
June 25th Jupiter enters Cancer for a year benefiting all water signs and perhaps Cardinal Signs too with growth and expansion, more social life and friends/family. Jupiter in Cancer, home life and food, should make for a good year coming for improving home life, friends and family life, and a good year for real estate and food farming.
June 26th Mercury in late Cancer goes retrograde with Sun trine Saturn and Neptune. Small but sure successes and little steps of growth prosper long-term future now. Humility and willingness to learn open doors.
June 27th Venus enters Leo, Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces; love shines, sentimental gifts work wonders, good time to wine and dine, avoid ill humor or lack of imagination, slap stick or anger/thunder. Good time for get away or planning for one.
June 29th Carolyn Striho Band at Bachelor’s Tavern in Keego Harbor. A great band she has so it is sheer summer solstice time fun. She’s invited me to come up and play a few songs so I will add to the mix. Looks to be a hot fun event! Jupiter is peeking in its northern climb up sky making for good social scene! Good time to meet up anew!
July 1st Venus square Saturn, Sun oppose Pluto, good day to retreat, rethink it out, realize that you are love and are not outwardly dependent on love’s ever-changing forms. Good for formulating long-term in depth plans, relationships, goals. Weather can go to extremes and so can unruly people. Tendency to threat but usually this aspect attempts to keep control or lid on things. Tough aspect for those on the wrong side of the fence. Good for cleaning up messes, gardening, caring for others, serving higher goals and aims than limited personal self. Never act out of fear or anger. Love works when we work.
July 4th Sun square Uranus, sudden breakthroughs, crack ups, or shifts in direction. Revelation and sudden insight, sudden coming together or partings.
July 8th New Moon in Cancer, Saturn goes direct, Moon occults Mercury. Cardinal signs (and houses) feel they are beginning again in some aspect of inner or outer self.
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“Study what thou art,
Whereof thou art a part,
What thou knowest of this art,
This is really what thou art.
All that is without thee,
Also is within,
Thus wrote Trismosin.”
-Aureum vellus, 1598.
Splendor Solis, Alchemical Wanderings and Adventures in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone.

“I sprang in wonder frozen with the truth still within me screaming new springs wherever whenever I looked or felt in wonder the awe of eternal creation, or your primordial face, echo of my own still darkness yet rising this day with the sun dawning in our hearts meeting eternity once. Friends are angels still growing wings.”
-songs of inner sense, the backyard farmer robert

“Since ancient times, the left side has stood for the side of the unconscious or the unknown; the right side, by contrast, has represented the side of consciousness or wakefulness. Through the late twentieth century, the movement of the Left limited themselves to a materialist understanding of reality- exemplified by Marxism- demanding social justice and economic equality but not the restoration of intuition and the recognition of the hidden, qualitative dimensions of being suppressed by the mental-rational consciousness, narrowly focused on the quantifiable.”
-Jean Gebser


May 2013

Robert’s new Astrology and Spirituality book is now available (see below). Robert will be speaking at Great Lakes Astrology Conference!

“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.” -Robert Browning

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Einstein

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”
-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“Truth is what holds us all, Love is what wakens the ‘all’ in us. If you want others to be happy, share your love and truth. In the long run it is the same bell ringing, we are not separate from the world, or the world from us. True Love means Truth and Love. Truth protects love, love softens and flowers truth. This is going to be a summer of love and truth. Dig it, grow a garden! The garden inside makes us rich enough to love the whole earth and all in it.” -robert of mayflower

May 1st Mars in detrimental Taurus oppose Saturn in Scorpio makes for hard work breaking down the walls of separation and estrangement. Good for working patiently toward long-term goals. Fixed Signs grinding away, slow progress. Saturn and Pluto in mutual reception, each other’s ruling sign, indicate power changes for long-term growth behind the scenes in government and corporate economic policy and planning. The Uranus square Pluto this month (exact on the 20th) will further show success (or not) in many areas of striving and innovation, investment and new direction. We have no friends nor enemies, just teachers showing us what to do or what not to do by their behaviour, experience, and life. Words all vanish along with form, what we hold is the teaching striving for ascendency; an ever learning and growing. Mars Saturn aspects good for learning to work with others, patience and perseverance.

May 5th to 7th Mars/Mercury trine Pluto makes for intelligent power strides and some forward motion when it comes to big plans, innovations, building, economic progress. May 6th Venus becomes visible in the western sky after sunset (until January 5th ’14). Romance and future goals are in the evening airs.

May 5th-6th also are the Eta Aquarids Meteor Showers portending of coming to our practical senses about things, coming to earth.

New Moon Eclipse on 9th of May. Moon occults or blocks Mars, Mercury, and Sun. Ascension Day, Europe day, and Billy Joel’s and Mike Wallace’s Birthday. Possible sad world news along with many a breakthrough and progressive forward motion leaving the past behind. Hopefully this is a good earth day and not a trash and spoil the earth day. Such eclipse aspects may portend of death or loss of major celebrity or potent figure, leader. It could just as well energize the quick rise of someone to fame, as well as quick fall from such. Uranus/Pluto square this month adds to the challenging changing world picture for some. Eclipses make for touchy over-sensitiveness reactions, as well as its converse energetic of taking a deep breath and plunging into a new affair or business direction. The Venus square Neptune on the 13th adds to the Romeo and Juliet drama, or is it Psyche and Cupid? (See my new Astrology book for a detailed analysis of this great love story and initiation mythos.)

May 12th Mother’s Day Moon in Gemini conjunct Jupiter signifies a really fun lively talkative friendly day to get out and move around, meet with friends, shop, connect, network, and play. If in the mood of the moon, you can get a thousand things done today; otherwise good day to think, create, plan, feel good, love with the mind and heart.

May 13th Venus square Neptune, wild ideal highly motivated love or illusions and delusions, projections and masquerades? The future and past collide, imagination and love wins so be careful what you imagine and keep loving the world into peace and joy. This aspect is notorious for body fetish craziness. It’s the imagination! Use your creative imagination. Divine the divine in self and other and save your money spent on cosmetic surgery, tattoos, cosmetics, and worry. Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac; love is the ultimate pain killer, mood changer, healer, and anti-gravity levity device.

May 15th Mercury goes into Gemini; ah, now we can truly think freely! Or is it that someone is finally listening? Good time to think, ponder, do.

May 17th into 18th Mercury squares Neptune. Don’t let your thoughts trick you, you are love and truth and the world calls you to prove it to yourself. Others come and go, get it or forget it or just don’t. Stick to well thought out plans and avoid risk these days.

May 20th Uranus squares Pluto for the 3rd time of 7. With Sun going into Gemini the same day and Mercury sextile Uranus in Aries, expect lots of news, quick shifts and adjustments to make things work, and a highly energized enthusiastic intelligence riding the air waves. With Mercury in its ruling sign, this may prove a good few days of good solid breath-through and reliable information. The Uranus/Pluto has so far been very indicative of restlessness and severe struggle for growth, reform, modifications, or renewal with much protest and aggravation. Such aspect can bring about a crisis in growth and a forced change for some. Force Majeure or intense occurrences bring swift reaction. Such aspect calls for higher truths and spiritual insights, new ways of working or striving to help lift souls feeling stressed and over-burdened with troubles out of their immediate suffering. Pluto is power and inner or outer poverty and debasement. Uranus is call for innovative new approaches to the world’s problems. The series of 7 squares signify a kind of ‘times up, lets do something’ and the frustration when one feels stuck or incapable of progressive action. Mass changes or re-arrangement of direction or day-to-day habits and routines for many. Cardinal Signs of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, and Aries primarily concerned. Where such signs are in your astrology chart indicate what department of life is challenged. All major issues of the news are stressed. Good time to challenge oneself (gently and not forcibly) to grow in new ways. A breakthrough or breakdown aspect. Good for forming new thinking and psychology. Much patience and thoughtfulness, compassionate kindness and wisdom called for with such aspect. Listening with one’s heart, rather than pushing agenda, wise move at this time. Patience is a virtue, understanding a god-like quality.

May 24th Mercury conjunct Venus makes for much fun and playful friendly interactions. Good day to write a poem and send flowers. Good day for friendly encounters and working out tough problems.

May 25th Lunar Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius squaring Neptune the next day on 26th. Much love and truth, spiritually uplifting message/medium/massage, and possible breath-taking break-throughs everywhere when within these 4 days.

Mercury conjuncts Venus on 24th, Mercury conjuncts Jupiter on 27th, Venus conjuncts Jupiter on 28th (in other words, Mercury/Venus/Jupiter conjunct and have a heavenly conference for truth and love these days 24th to 28th during Full Moon eclipse).
This should really be the strong start to a healthy good summer, good year for crops and gardening, and a summer of love and wisdom truth! Watch for weirdness and drunken dumb numbness or violation late on 27th when Moon eclipses Pluto (an occultation). It may just prove a good time to go to bed early and rest up renew. This whole time period may prove a very inspirational moving loving good time.

May 31st Mars goes into Gemini making for an egregious month and a half June into July of outstandingly brash balderdashery, shock jockeying rigmarole twaddle, and flummery partying, politicking, and outlandishly wild consorting and convorting without serious practical result. It could also for some be a remarkably good time had by all. Mars in Gemini can be all talk, no action. Good for communication and going places, learning, networking, connecting. Danger of being too busy for oneself or one’s closest friends. Good aspect for carrying a good book along each journey.


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