April 2014

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“Where two or more gather for sure, human love awakens the river of time, sacred space for souls to arrive, grace the place and divine, how to unfold the mind into heart’s sunshine.”
-robert of mayflower

Astrology for the times—

March 29th Venus trines Mars good for love and kissing, foreplay and just good old friends at play. Venus early eve square Saturn putting a dampener on affairs, cooling off weather; but for some a deepening of their wisdom mind stream as to what matters and what doesn’t for long run.

March 30th New Moon conjunct Uranus while both opposing retrograde Mars on 31st triggers early warning shots of Grand Cross of April. Quakes? Solar eruptions? Storms and Winds of Change? Or just sudden shifts in directions, habits and patterns, goals? Difficult connections, fragile feelings, strong reactions, or is it temporary breakdown in communications. Brains vs. Brawn and instinctive will? Taking risks and being opposed. Storms, natural or man-made crisis or phenomena, mishaps, earthquakes, accidents, war drums, quirky stock markets, and other wild sudden new challenges or adventures arise now and continue to amaze us all month. Many world changes and re-directing impulses present themselves. Also, near genius spiritual creative impulses try to find new solutions and doorways to prosperity while attempting to make peace not crisis or war. Crazy month coming up here for highly unusual events, changes, shifts in Aquarian Age sense of revival or increased awareness of higher consciousness arises. A renewed sense of individual and collective spiritual awakening prevails, along with a need for common sense and universal good spirit, one humanity yet each of inner worth, love for the earth arises. Or so I hope … Many breakdowns and breakthroughs, challenges with communications, electricity, lightning, satellites, and new vulnerabilities to truth and love.

“You can’t find light in the dark, not really. Dark can’t make sense of itself. The same old finds the same old. If in the dark, turn on a light; learn something new. When you turn on the light, the darkness flees. That’s why the Mayflower Bookshop is here, to turn new lights on! For others, Mayflower can help the mind find rest, quiet, the holy dark.”
-robert of mayflower

April 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sun triggers the April Grand Cross. Hopefully the Sun brings us light, warmth, insight and love. Sun square Jupiter on 1st expands our thinking. Sun conjunct Uranus on 2nd shakes, rocks, and rolls us to new arrangements and sudden shock changes perhaps quaking foundations with new realisations. Sun square Pluto on 3rd arouses a politics of compassion or one of reaction. Strong indications of what’s to come later in month may appear these last and next 3 days. This is a really good time to make the changes in self and surroundings you’ve been waiting to make for some time. Update, don’t re-negotiate. Lots of challenges but lots of good things happening too. Can be a bit of a chaotic time perhaps as the world still works at learning to make peace/balance/harmony with self, other, and environment. These first three days in April can be vastly enriching and rewarding, but also a time forcing strange bedfellows together for odd or upsetting reasons and circumstance. It’s a make peace not war time for some. World events staggering in their future potentials and possibilities. Vicissitudes and provocative events this month cause ripples and waves in reality, world media, economics, science; along with many knee jerk reactions. Expect sudden change of direction or change in response from self to other or other to self. Expect the unexpected, yet have to expectations. Step out of the light to let others shine to earn long-term kindness. New initiatives and remarkable responses to find immediate solutions to problems. Markets, politics, geopolitical hotspots tingle and twist, gush then reverse, and perhaps even drop out of sight. Caution advised during these times. Mercury goes into fiery Aries on April 7th possibly making for hot shots and hotheads, so be cool near volcanic emotional activity. Sink holes are expanding so learn to fly in your wisdom and compassion. Enthusiasm good, anger bad here.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Love your enemies.”
-Jesus and Buddha said that.

Sun opposes Mars in retrograde on April 8th further triggering anger or weird accidents and precipitive danger. Need to attempt quick resolution to expanding problems. Avoid negative emotions exploding into disruptive events. Last 3 months a foreshadow of possible coming events. Events starting to unfold last months more fully emerge now in first days of April. Tendency to get carried away, yet also time to be actualised to manifest one’s dreams. Yet tough time to daydream this month! Sun/Mars is sure fire action hero stuff, but also a dangerous time to take risk or travel. Avoid stress, use of risky machinery, avoid arguments and impulsive acts, use of force or anger. On the light side, the Sun brings light of intelligence and understanding, resolution, if one listens and is clear-minded, right hearted. Mars tends to act and not listen, act and ask questions later. With Mars retro avoid hasty or rash actions triggering mistakes, accidents, or misfortune, loss. Higher octave of Mars is Buddhist Compassion and Wisdom in practice. Anthroposophically speaking, Buddha now on Mars. Buddha is working on and in the Astral Plane of dreamtime and emotions with Wisdom/Compassion, selfless ennobling virtue action. Mars is also Michaelic Wisdom and Courage to do the right thing with a heart of gold, love and truth. The Sun makes for the light of moral imagination possible, the rising or uplifting consciousness in the spirit of the good, true, and beautiful. May that happen! Om!

“When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“Love doesn’t have to rely on another, we are love. When you realise that, there is no falling or rising in love, only being, forever shining in love.”
-robert of mayflower

April 11th-12th Venus conjuncts Neptune. Some balloons and illusions pop. For others, the little red balloon of imagination is starting to carry them to success. Such aspect can create mystical magical love, romance, escape, private gardens and parties, secret affairs of higher airs and nomenclature. For others, the dream is melting. Security and tradition struggle with progressive and perhaps needed change, fresh air and ideas. Need to simplify or purify self, diet, environment. With Venus in Pisces, follow your love; don’t follow your fear, need, or false imagination or projection on others, the world. Good time to have a talk with God, one’s deep silence, the ocean of love compassion lives there. One for all, all for One ideal. Avoid projections, shame and blame, name and cheap gain. Time for reality check to keep from miscuing. Avoid unnecessary criticism and emotional negativity. Good time to beautify, clean, sparkle, and shine. Some experience weird psychic phenomena and mysterious dreams, intuitions, sightings. Logical mind and feelings, reason and intuitions may conflict. Moon in Virgo while Venus conjuncts Neptune attempts to join the practical common hard-working sense with the intuitive feel for it all. Travels or plans to travel, plans for future, musical or artistic endeavours prevail at this time. April 14th Mercury squares Jupiter and conjuncts Uranus, bringing innovative, radical, or even revolutionary ideas to the table. A time of strong outbursts of genius and creativity. Take care not to rock the boat unless you are taking over the boat and giving new course instructions. Sudden events and turn of events give new revelations, insights, surprises, and unusual news. Rethinking and upgrading in vogue here. Sudden turnings on and off, and on again. One door closes, another opens kind of vibe. Avoid distractions from true goals and work aims.

“Some pick flowers, others plant them. There is a season for everything.”
-robert of mayflower

April 14-15 Pluto goes retrograde for 5 months (big plans take that long, or is it mistakes taking that long to fix!). Tendency to try to reverse one’s wheels or face karmic fate. Or is it sitting back and taking a deep breath to re-examine the state of affairs in light of a bigger picture. Dangerous quirky time for markets, investments, turn arounds (also April 20-24th period). Higher Angels of destiny are also at play here above and behind the scenes. Powerful moves made this month in the world chess game, proving to either further the game or even tilt the game out of balance. Also note, a total Lunar Eclipse visible in U.S.A. April 15th with Mercury square Pluto! Tough news day for sure. Need for clear, sure decision-making. Cardinal Signs and houses beware: Aries/Libra/Capricorn/Cancer (see your chart for houses). Eclipses (and we have 2 in April) have a way of cutting things out and plopping new realities in. Big changes for some. Pimps and pimples pop, others betray or radically change moods and mind, posture, position. Eclipses also good for becoming intuitively sensitive. Sometimes too sensitive. Sudden changes and turn-arounds. A sense of need to eliminate negative elements or be eliminated. Danger of negative projection and making strange difficult ultimatums, which may back fire. Yet, those in the power often use eclipses to make strong changes in structure and directions. Chance of moments of very poor weather, difficult communications or relations, sour dispositions. Need for much patience and compassion in dealing with others’ problems. Attempts to further positive goals, may feel held back, other’s resistant. Sense of immediate needs and demands, and frustration achieving such goals or results. Good for research, deep thinking, taking one’s time and being patient. Heed warning signs of danger and impending necessities. Indications of fate and destiny abound. Need to rid oneself of unnecessary baggage or negative habits. Danger between this and next eclipse of 29th of major awkward or shocking changes. Good time to cut out all bad habits and to keep mindful of one’s own thoughts and feelings. Here negativity is its own reward. Virtuous actions worth 1000 times more spiritual merit (inner wealth, wisdom, love). Libra Full Moon time calls for balanced heart and mind when it comes to personal needs and desires vs. those of others. Work and personal life need strike new balance. Avoid negative criticisms that are not constructive or educational towards bettering oneself.
If all this is confusing, let me put it this way. Work on yourself and try to leave others alone or to their own means of learning, growing. Go inward and kneel at a heart of compassion for all.

“Love is a madness, for others reason is. Genius is to grow a garden and friends anyway.”
-robert of mayflower

April 16th Mercury oppose Mars, Good insights and ideas come but difficult to express in a way others understand. Tendency to quarrel, argue, debate. A sense of getting one’s thoughts aired, yet disagreements and contesting abound. Avoid gossip and loose windy thoughts/talk going nowhere. Tendency for one-sided intellectuality. Logic at odds with feelings, demands or needs with instinctive passions. Danger of crash and burn, pushing others too far, or going too far with demands or ultimatums. Yet need now to give warning and draw line of how far one will go to accomplish aim and avoid disputes, or how much one can take before breaking point reached.

“Love is freedom from the self, freedom is compassion for self. The true nature of the Self is freedom and love. Here, truth is the housekeeper, service to higher love/compassion the soon to be master student.”
-robert of mayflower

April 17th, Moon occults Saturn and Venus trines Jupiter. Some parts cold, others warm up friendly and lovingly. Long-term love works here, as well as practical true and tried methods of operations. Sense of new friendship while good old friends seem golden. Happiness in little things. Negativity is its own reward, so be sweet and warm and patient to win this day. Be the warmth and love you want. April 17th Venus trines Jupiter and on April 25th Venus trines Saturn giving an 8 day window to future Jupiter trine Saturn in May Vibe … Great time to make big plans for the future. Good time to follow your love and bliss, gather round you robust friends and make virtuous vows for future trends, family, friends, community, and world peace endeavour, joy, prosperity. This can be a most fortunate time, especially for those with planets and houses in water signs (see your astrological chart for where your water is hidden).

“The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”
-Oscar Wilde, from The Artist as Critic

April 20th The official Grand Cross is in Play here! Jupiter squares Uranus, Jupiter oppose Pluto, Moon triggers Pluto/Jupiter/Mars/Uranus. These are critical days for many – a realisation and major understanding, event or happening potentially forever changing your life. A real sense of new beginning but also a sense of ‘death and rebirth’ for some. In ancient Egyptian Initiation, Osiris lays in death-like coffin for 3 days and then resurrects or ascends. Our soul is contained within the symbolic three days within the physical, emotional, and mental plane. Initiation or coming to wisdom, is letting the Universal Spirit of love and truth awaken our Souls to shine in a new way within its three sheaths or bodies. Same wisdom for Ishtar the Goddess of Spring. Jesus the Christos descending into hell for 3 days reveals this enlivening and renewing rejuvenating of the physical, etheric, astral bodies. This is a big part of the Easter mystery. See Steiner’s ‘Festivals’ lectures. Spring has for better and worse arrived and we slowly again raise our consciousness along with the flowers and rising sap to honour higher skies, stars, angels, virtues, above and within us. Strong shifts in how we look at life occur at this time, April 20-24th. At this point it’s clear what we are dealing with to survive and thrive as a planetary culture, community, and people. A sense of progress and change, quickening and growth; or a sense of crash and defeat, thickening and slow down fill this time period with change. Markets and weather highly provocative and may go to extreme or reversal. In politics and the entertainment arena, more than a few heads roll while others quickly rise to new fame or power. This month into May, events continue to play out, even to July/Aug where things take a much more positive up turn. Weather can be really weird in parts of world, especially beginning, middle, and 20th to 24th April. Intense hot vs. way cooler, wet vs. way dry hot, up vs. way sinkhole down these days. The grand cross reflects how many feel crucified and nailed to some unfortunate situation or life process. For others the cross is reflective of spiritual and material manifestation, incarnation and realisation of the ideal, one’s higher aspirations and dreams. The cross can be a four fold incarnation or manifestation of the higher self. A realisation of one’s goals or desires. Plato said the World Soul is “crucified”, meaning fourfold, cubed, on the square, in time and space within each individual. (See my book ‘Astrological Aspects the Art’ available worldwide for further esoteric and practical wisdom on this; i.e. platonic solids and chakras, four Noble Truths and Rudolf Steiner’s ‘Foundation Stone Meditation’, astrological aspects, the descent and re-ascent of the goddess).

“True change always happens from within first. Events unfolding now are but decisions and actions of the past, our karma. How our inner self interacts and participates with life creates the future.”
-robert of mayflower

April 21 Uranus Squares Pluto. Forced change for many, others make major decisions affecting self or other. Need for yoga, meditation, relaxation arts, contemplation, patience and new learning to deal with the stressful times. Tendency to rebel or criticise without real alternative wise solutions. Need for truth and higher-minded awareness. Need to address suffering in wise ways. Helping others to help self is key here.

“Sometimes when the grasshopper’s cage door is left open they don’t jump for freedom, sometimes they do.”
-Trebore Tau Bodhi

April 22 Mars square Jupiter triggers ACTION and heroics or foolhardiness for some. The Grand Cross is totally activated positively here but the days to come may give many a crisis opportunity challenge or obstacle. Here the hero wears a thousand faces, the fool but one. Important time to not be too exuberant or over done. Appropriate well-defined action needed. Tendency to overdo or party too hard, over eat, or over satiate. Here, as Goethe noted, too much good is evil. Need to act for sake of others. Heroic acts and selfless endeavours go far here.

“Scientists are always looking for speed, quickening thing and thinks up. They want to find something first and faster, even go faster, than the speed of light. But forever will darkness be first and last, there from the beginning and there when we finally arrive, and even after too. And the secret of darkness is easy, it is love, the heart yet unfathomed, unknown, alone and yet still one. It is love, and the light of stars and mind is its consort.”
-robert of mayflower

April 23rd Mars opposes Uranus triggering Grand Cross and causing reactions and backlash from preceding events and actions. Mars/Uranus is lightning fast changes, reactions, accidents, misfires, calamity, violence, crashes, explosive events, mishaps. Yes it can be a call far and beyond duty, incredible luck and bravery, success. For most this is dangerous time so play it safe. Expect strange mysterious events in high places of religion, politics, economics, and the every day flow rhythm. Squares and Oppositions in astrology put one into the center of the action, trines are more visionary or feeling oriented. Avoid wild man action hero antics or demanding too much attention or center stage. This grand cross in cardinal signs signifies world events where everybody, like it or not, feels they are tossed into the action. On the other hand, one could say, that each and every one of us by the way we live, breathe, think, feel, act, are co creative agents for change. Each of us has a front seat, or on stage center, of the action. How we live our life, creates, or co-creates, the world. We are the world, and yes we are also alone. Though it’s all crazy at times, we can be intelligent enough to share and care, make peace with ourself and the world. Each of us is both at fault and at cause. To see oneself as victim is spiritual suicide, even if it is true materialistically or outwardly. From the higher point of view, our higher self has put us here to learn and we picked the time and circumstance to perfect our self learning world education. There is no shame or blame or game playing here, there is just learning and returning till we do it right. We come to grow and know ourselves as co-creative beings with the whole of life, the future of the world. How one lives their life is a vote for futurity good or ill. Only you and God, or Divine Mind, know for sure how you voted. I can only take a good guess and my guess is that many frustrations come from not voting or not voting well. Ha! Soul wake up, live your highest ideal, virtue, dream, bliss, angel, call it what you will. Avoid drugs and negative emotions that could obscure your clear highest sense of all Life. Live the life to know the teachings, yourself, the other. Om Ah Hum, May it be! Obviously with crazy aspects like the ones earth has been going through since Pluto went into Capricorn. Some real estate and goods will go sky high in price while other places and faces fall into disarray and free fall in price and merit. Many relationships are re-thinking goals and definitions of what is happiness and who do I share the adventure with. The times are a’changin, re-arrangin’. The future is re-strategizing for some, or alarmingly disengaging for others. Strangely enough, this could be a highly prized time to have a baby; for others the worst time. Same for all big doings, plans, and future projects, projections, and precipitations of art, biz, and spirit.

“Rose gold diamond dew on the green, wet with morning dreaming May flowers trembling like young butterflies to wing weaving blue skies on tips of asparagus and pastel petals momentarily still twinklings eternity grants hearts with eyes to see.”
-robert of mayflower

April 25th Venus trine Saturn, Moon conjunct Venus, Sun conjunct Mercury. Love and reality, common sense and kindness, conscious recognition and smarts make sense of past events and set proper stage for fixing things up, bettering the future, making good on promises, making amends and future plans.

“She told me I was no Keats, and I realised again nothing would hold me until I could be myself alone with her.”
-Aria Fairchild

April 27th Moon again triggers past grand cross, after shocks, anger, hurt, emotional overload, intense feelings. Good day to catch up, heal, clean, rest, renew, reflect on the times past and to come.

“It’s hard to say if the kiss lit the stars or the stars lit the kiss, but heaven and earth touch lips when a heart opens to another.”
-Aria Fairchild and the Mayflower Guitars

April 29th Solar Eclipse in Taurus affecting fixed signs and houses primarily (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius). Sudden cutting off or being cut off, sudden change of plans or future, sudden change in day-to-day rhythms. Mercury trines Pluto giving help in finding intellectual understanding of very moving events (for some).

“Without Love this world is haunted,
Without Truth this world is alone.”
-robert of mayflower

May’s tough aspected days are May 10th, 11th, Full Moon May 14th, 18th/19th, 28th for those making plans. Good days of positive aspects include May 3rd, 4th Moon/Jupiter/Saturn give future insights, 12th, 15th for some, 18th for some, 24th especially Jupiter trine Saturn, 25th, and 31st for some. May 22nd to 24th Moon/Jupiter/Saturn grand trine melts minds and hearts into allegiances for the good true beautiful, friendship and happiness.

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March 2014

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March 1st, crazy weather, war drums, quake and volcano uptick, and new impulses to realise yourself before more crazy weather appears. New Moon in Pisces, Mars goes retrograde from 27 Libra to 9 Libra mid May. Mars will trigger the grand cross in cardinal signs end of April; so these days critical to making peace not war. Stocks jittery this coming week? We may see shaky markets. War drums continue to bang into April? More crazy weather too? Yoga and meditation for peace, prayer, may be the most appropriately important thing to do these days. Taking a deep internal breath to reckon one’s heart as a compass to greater identity and destiny, better futures, is key. Here, the way out is the way in, retreat and muse on the eternal verities. Unless of course you are a heavyweight player jumping into one of the many vortexes of crisis opportunity to sway the vote, lay back and ponder the inner sun. Heavy karma being worked out for many these days into next few months. Good time to manifest one’s true self, destiny and purpose. Time to free oneself from ‘same old same old’ repeat offenders or psychic chains of wrong habit, friends, diet, or thinking. Patience and compassion for those in chaotic vortexes and negative experience welcome.

March 2nd, take stock in your inner self, your own heart/mind/soul in harmony with the Spirit of the world. Unstable times for world markets and sense of peace and security. Good time for yoga/meditation/reading and pondering the inevitable opportunities to change, grow, learn. Saturn retrograde is a reveal of what makes us feel grounded, secure, fathered. Venus in Capricorn squares Mars in Libra making for intense love/sex energy as well as wanting right relationship, partnership, meaningful dialogue. Love quarrels come from making demands on others rather than looking to oneself for change, growth, new learning. Saturn in Scorpio in mutual reception to Pluto in Capricorn has kept leadership intact and investments/markets controlled or sane. Saturn retrograde may question what is true security or investment. Spiritually speaking we need to invest in our own learning, in our own inner flowering, growing wiser, more loving. Yet, the outer need for security, food, water, air, shelter, good friends, is important too; and this outer world is getting a bit shaky and in need of new revelation, higher truths and love, and just plain out simple honesty and practicality. Saturn/Pluto mutual reception has kept the world somewhat sane and the economy controlled if not continuing to grow. As Saturn goes retrograde, those in authority or leadership may need to internally review the short and long-term plan. Taking a breather from intense conflict to reassess the long-term consequences may be good. April’s Grand Cross may force a play or action, but now is the time to slow things down. One’s personal desires or wishes may be frustrated with Saturn retrograde in Scorpio. Investments need play it safe. Last few days and next, many changes of gears or reversals, endings and new beginnings. See Youtube ASTROLOGY FOR 2014, Robert Thibodeau’s December 10, 2013 talk predicting weather, politics, Putin, and more.

March 4th, Moon opposes Mars retrograde triggering a forewarning of what is to come in the coming couple months. Avoid aggression, anger, hate. Bravery to be oneself, courage to tell the truth and protect the little ones, the earth too, is important here. Much rash negative speech and news, rowdy behaviour.

March 6th all ahead go for many, a shift of gears to higher octave. Jupiter bangs its way forward through Cancer and water signs to enter Leo in July when many a positive event takes place. Others might feel a need to purify or make preparations for renewed sense of self and inner worth heart shine. Sudden realisations, subtle earth changes felt in inner heart/soul, sudden shift in weather hopefully for the better, huge social upheavals, (this is a quake/volcano uptick week), weather and stock market shake ups or testings; yet somehow the future looks bright and one feels a positive jolt of inspiration to try again to make things better. Perhaps warring elements take a break till end of month into 8 days of April where higher angels need to work their miracles again. Maybe we will get lucky with co-creative peace making during this time and the coming weekend. Jupiter goes direct giving go ahead to buy, sell, proceed with individual immediate plans while attending and attaining long-awaited goals and status by the time Jupiter enters Leo in July/August. Then all fire signs begin to prosper. Till then WATER Signs favoured with good luck. Think July/August when making big plans, not March/April. Now is the time to catch up, clean up, fix up, heal, metamorph and inwardly grow outwards. A ‘more you get into it, the more you get out of it’ time. Things happening now, this last week or even last few months, now reaches peak and climactic eruption or turning point into April when the two lunar eclipses April 16th and 29th affecting cardinal and fixed signs the most, re-define reality and world endeavour once again.

March 10th-11th, Mercury squares Saturn: reality hits hard, so have patience learning how to interact, participate. Face the facts and be true to yourself yet patient in expression and delivery. Delays, blocks, obstructions, or are you just dealing with one horse jump after another. Fixed signs feel this the most. Those who plan for the future have more flexibility when the future hits them with surprises. Think deep and slow to find sureness in future actions. Good for long sure slow wise thinking. Good for catching up and doing paper work, or making honest simple acknowledgements to yourself, others. Avoid negatives, use only constructive criticism. Others moody or depressed. Humour and spiritual light heartedness could be helpful in some areas.

March 13th Sun trines Saturn: success in long-term ventures and adventures. The true blue, good, tried, come through. Good for making long-term plans and having honest conversations, decisions, contracts, work. Some shining hearts seem to last forever, those friends live in our innermost hearts and souls. Appreciation is key word today, along with blessing grace.
March 14th Mercury trine Mars: great for communication, networking, new ideas, innovations, breakthroughs in discovery and getting point across. Strong truths and voicings. Good for exercise and making new friends, making headway, sharing future views and making good negotiations, agreements.

March 16th Full Moon in Virgo: Avoid unnecessary criticism and sour notes. Good time to heal, catch up, clean, do home work, purify, exercise, eat healthy food, and work on the self to help others. There is no perfection, only wholeness. Complete thoughts before voyaging on the new. Constructive critique may work to further plans, especially if it’s a positive self critique.

March 18th Venus sextile Uranus: playful sexual aspect, take care not to go out of bounds or offend. Almost too much is happening at once, very busy time. Take a breath and stay in the flow, ride the wave to new ecstatic insights at play.

March 20th Sun into Aries, Moon in Scorpio occultation of Saturn. Cut out negative unneeded habits or repeat offenders, or friends who offend and take advantage. Don’t start wars or conflicts but lay out the event horizon and the consequences of misbehaviour. Listen to warning signs that you may need to slow down and take a breath, a break from stressful situations. Listen quietly for messages from dreams, intuitions, or higher worlds calling. Avoid fallback, backsliding, taking too cold of view or behaviour.

March 22nd Beware of false or broken promises. Be clear in speech and read the small print. Take care in purchases and accounting matters. Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces; Great for dreamers and spiritual believers, bad aspect if you think you can get something for nothing and get scammed. Beware of lies, deceit, or wishful thinking that has no real means of realisation. Good aspect for futurism and artistic progress. Good for creative artists, poets, and musicians but stay practical. Dream true, manifest your ideal higher self. Don’t believe all you hear and and half of what you see. Good for artistically attempting to please or satisfy others wishes or dreams. Very idealistic aspect, religious, spiritual, outer space or deep sea adventures and revelations. Can be an emotional aspect where one goes astray of reality. Breaking away from the routine might be just the key if one doesn’t go dumb or numb with foolish actions. Avoid ‘What was I thinking? aftermath’.

March 27th Moon conjuncts Venus in Aquarius: an ideal day (and lasts for awhile) to share your dreams, love, and future inclinations to greatness. Poetics and flowers work well here, as do kisses and hugs.

March 29th the love fest continues or is it sharp turns and sour grapes? Venus in Aquarius trine Mars in Libra, Venus square SATurn in Scorpio; what makes one person happy may make another sad. Love seems has no limits until imposed on you by another. Set healthy boundaries and enjoy. Magic is afoot if you live in such a way that redeems yesterday by holding on to tomorrow.

March 30th (into new month) More changes and rearranging? Change within to avoid outer change. New Moon in Aries conjunct Uranus (influence until April 3rd). Scary drums of war still rattling, or is it this crazy weather still putting many on the rocks and stirred up? Shaky quaking earth or storm? Volcanic or disruptive emotions? Scary start to spring? Extremes in weather? Or are new impulses for peace making, compassion to those less fortunate, bravery in face of difficult challenges. Mourning prominent deaths, a sense of rebirth, social renewal, and need to learn new ways of being true to ourselves, others. Many rediscovering or reviewing, renewing or questioning nature of work, home, relationship, personal identity; all Cardinal house and sign interests connected to Grand Cross in April. See Youtube Grand Cross talk.

Lunar Eclipse April 15th with Mercury square Pluto. Research, deep thinking, warning signs of impending necessities. Indications of fate and destiny abound.

April 10th to 23rd grand changes and world awakening as the Grand Cross of April triggers. The Templars’ Revenge? Make love not war? Mother Nature telling us something is wrong and needing fixing? The new age of a politics of wisdom and compassion? Breakthroughs in technology and energy; a vision of freedom form fossilised fuels? A need for ecology policing? A new emerging love of the earth. A new emergence of the Prosephine Mysteries and goddess mother religiousness movements. A new rise of the feminine, Sophia, wisdoms in politics and economics.

April 29th Solar Eclipse New Moon with Mercury trine Pluto. Mental realisations, conclusions, and future things to do. Making an agenda and setting realistic goals. A need to change one’s mind, renew one’s highest vows, and start anew.

Robert Thibodeau of Mayflower Bookshop
Consultations available by appointment
Tel: (248) 547-8227

“I believe in the creative power of certain individuals who, because of this power or gift, must be allowed by society to be alone, work alone, and left alone to perfect their work.  Our education must be more lenient to these individuals and more understanding on that individual who does not conform to the average.”
-Norma Lorre Goodrich, ‘Her Statement’

“Friendship is an inner Sun makes light
the World. Love is a candle in the heart
illuminating, unfurling, the Soul flame Spirit;
the same name, every star,  burning in
every cell every living thing, thought, feeling
raising angelic voices bringing a grail
catching stars singing our names.”
-robert of mayflower

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February 2014

“One day a woman I know came face to face with heroic beauty, that highest beauty which Blake says changes least from youth to age, a beauty which has been fading out of the arts, since that decadence we call progress set voluptuous beauty in its place.” -William Butler Yeats, from the Celtic Twilight 1893

  • Jan. 25th into early February influenced by Ceres (Asteroid) conjuncting Transformation Point (i.e. Uranus, Neptune, Pluto midpoint). Issues around mothering, breastfeeding. Who to let in or not. Who to feed/nourish or not; who to love or not. Who to mother. How to redeem lost parts, one’s lost youth. What is nourishment to body and soul, spirit? What is wholeness? We have sex education but do we have love education? Spiritual education of the Soul? And should the government mandate breastfeeding? See: L.A. Times. Also see: BBC News
  • Near the end of February, Vesta – the goddess of hearth, flame and critic of perfection or righting things – brings clearer focus on true goals. Vesta conjuncts Transformation Point (T.P.) (Jan. 25th into Mercury direct time on 28th). In the same time frame, and in first few days of March, Mars and N.Node near conjunct T.P. Mars triggered T.P. during Boston bombing. Volatile financial markets, as well as ups and downs in emotions. Check critical days below. Good or ill happenings can occur to force us to grow in new ways. Not always fun. So end of month into March is a critical time to take extra caution and care to get things right. For one thing, Congress needs to raise debt limit or U.S. may default on debt by end of month. Jupiter square Uranus at end of month portends breakthrough techniques and energetics that truly stir inner and outer growth, but not all will be happy. More vissisitudes in world markets then. Feb. 3rd Moon triggers the coming Jupiter/Uranus, which always spins surprise, shocks, and reversals. And then does it again the other way. Volatile inner and outer weather for sure.
  • The still lingering influence of Jupiter opposing Pluto energizes serious thought on search for a more harmonious system of world government and economy allowing for greater peace to family and friend. Until the Grand Cross in April – market & stock fluctuations, extremes in weather and human relationships, and the pressure and stress to grow in new ways persist at an extraordinary speed and pace. The universe and world is changing and we must change with it or show the world new ways of virtue and wonder from within ourselves. If there was ever a time to spiritually and creatively awaken to both our sense of self destiny and world fate, it is now! Hey, its time to read a good book from Mayflower’s Spiritual collection!
  • Critical and Eventful Days for the month (extremes in weather, emotions, markets) include (give or take a day) Feb. 3rd, 6th, 11th, 14th, 18/19th, 21, 25th/26th, and 28th into a few days of March. These are days to be more cautious of taking risks, yet also days where great changes and progressive motion can take place if you know what you are doing, wise and skilful. Markets and emotions may go to extremes here. All heading for climacteric of positive change when April’s Grand Cross occurs affecting primarily Cardinal Signs, planets and houses (Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, Libra). Many feel like it’s the ‘Carrot or Stick’ time. Go (grow) for the carrot, the ideal visualized; or be hit by the stick, the reality of life, and be forced to grow. Plato said “if you are willing to learn, anything could happen”. Keep learning about the world and self. Read a book! Rudolf Steiner, Osho, Tibetan Buddhism, Yogananda, Manly Hall – all good places to start learning how to awaken your own gifts and talents, genius and greater capacities.
  • Feb. 1st, Moon conjunct Uranus kick starts new cycle new moon energetics. Lots of new plans in the making along with a sense of the ever-changing and challenging world situations. Wild weather and storms, uptick on quakes and volcano activity may continue to challenge many. Hopefully, we are not in for mini year or two ice age like in latter 1800’s and in 1600’s. Hard to grow food. Speaking of which … price rises in food and fuel? Backyard gardeners and home-brewers listen up: Your time is coming. Moon/Uranus known for upsets and turn-a-rounds, surprise twists and new insights, earthquake/volcano emotions. Sudden shifts again in weather.
  • Feb 4th, Moon oppose Mars – avoid aggressive moves causing angry response. Otherwise, all ahead … go!
    Feb. 6th, Mercury goes retrograde in Pisces. Take care in starting new things, signing contracts or making aggreements. Good for being psychic and intuitive perhaps, but Mercury retrograde is notorious for making wrong decisions or being confused, misled, not clear about facts, details, or bottom line realities. Rethink, redo, retroactive, reactive, retract, remember, renew, review, rewrite, religion, recall, all the ‘re’s’ for sure. Good side is to re-think and make better. Mercury retrograde until Feb. 28th when direct. The next day March 1st, New Moon occurs while Mars goes retrograde (huge event here). Then Saturn retrogrades while Venus squares Mars on March 2nd. This last portends of need for strong decisions and actions that have lasting value and merit. The need to secure the future of one’s sense of self and dignity, job and vocation. Concerns over quality of relationship and current events. Mercury retrogrades from Pisces returning to sign of Aquarius the night of Feb. 12th. Many wake up from false dreams, others really start to manifest and realize their dreams.
  • Feb 11th, Moon conjuncts Jupiter and Sun square Saturn. My hope is we have a good solar flare and most happy realistic day. Most likely we will see more extremes in the weather worldwide, hot and cold, wet and dry. Fun for some, others are dying for change. Day of decisions, who is in and who is out, what to do and what to not.
    Full Moon Feb. 14th on St. Valentine’s Day. Full Moon Opposition of Sun/Moon T-Squares into Saturn, Sun trine Mars too. All ahead, Go! Great 3-day weekend to strike new chords in the song of your life, make good points and bonus points with friends and future dreams, drive your imagination closer to your dreams of realization. Sun in Aquarius conjunct Mercury on 15th with Mercury trine Mars in Libra on Sunday the 16th, brings intellectual realization, clarity, to world events and happenings. Increased awareness and mindful networking/connectivity good. Good weekend for conversing, travel, meeting up with others, making plans, stategizing, getting ideas across, connecting, communicating creatively and clearly with others. In many parts, good weather and mood.
  • Feb. 18th to 20th, into 21st Moon occultation of Saturn may bring rough weather and more, ironing out flaws in relationships. North Node slips into Libra from Scorpio, as Moon in Libra conjuncts node and Mars, giving strong urge to make relationships work or change, re-arrange. Relations (business, fun, or love) need work to further transform or change. Many new plans made this month may take till July to fully unfold and be seen to manifest. July is when Mars conjuncts the North Node after a long retrograde motion. Mars is Libra’s lesson in working with others, not running over others. Learning patience and Tao in the flow to make things grow and go forwards. Love as a two-way street rather than one way. Striving for a new relationship, higher attuned and harmonious. Those who can’t find resonance of working in harmony with others may cause much conflict feeding back on self.
  • Feb. 19th Mercury square Saturn, good for catching up with paper work. Otherwise obstruction or slow going, difficult travel next few days. Hard to get ideas across. Bad karma, or is it attempting to make lemonade out of lemons? (always hard to do in winter). Avoid taking things too personally, keep a balanced view, long-term loving view.
    Feb. 21st Moon occults or eclipses Saturn. Cold shoulder or cold weather?Serious view of self and world? Good for getting work done, keeping oneself in check, discipline, and on the quest.
  • Feb. 23rd Sun conjunct Neptune. No matter how nutty the weather, it’s celtic beautiful. Weather foggy or mystical or dreamy or futuristic; it’s a good day to dream, be creative, write, paint, sing, escape into spiritual reality.
  • Feb. 25th to March 6th is a critical turning point for many. Need to finally deal with reality, make proper long-term decisions, finish projects or let them go. Many turns of events giving inevitable consequences to future. Much politics behind and out front making strong road ways to what is up in November elections. Perhaps too, major events and happenings indicating more clearly the nature of the coming April Grand Cross. See my video of Dec. 10th 2013 talk at Om Cafe for more details. These times are important when it comes to keeping one’s spiritual practice and virtuous disciplines, diet, and good friendships, support systems. Although these aspects can in parts create havoc and more extremes in the weather, quakes or volcano; it can also suddenly become clear and pleasant as to what to do or not to do. This could be a time of breakthroughs and inspirations, early romps of Spring, especially the days around Feb 26th Jupiter/Uranus and Moon occultation of Venus?!
  • Feb. 26, Moon eclipses Venus and Jupiter squares Uranus. Breakthroughs or breakdowns. Suddenly feeling cut off, or suddenly turned on?! Electrical sunny vibrant cathartic day to boldly go where you never been before. Lots of luck for many, others make dumb mistakes and accidents. Sudden good fortune or loss. Strong shifts in weather and investments, markets. New insights and news, sudden shifts and revelations, new inventions and breakthroughs but quirky and not to be fully trusted with Mercury still retrograde. Leaks and bold statements or challenges. Sudden upsets, turn-a-rounds, sudden victories, or loss. Highly charged day, affecting few days around this time before/after, to make proper adjustments and creative changes to upgrade or update your style, goals, home.
  • Feb. 28th Mercury goes direct and Sun trines Jupiter. Many shifts of gears empowering future. Many sudden insights or news allowing one to upgrade view. Healing the past and letting go of obsessions or fixations or addictions or past woundology psychology is good move at this time. Clear the ground for more positive times to come.

-Robert of Mayflower
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Further News Notes of possible interest—

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Widespread corruption and theft is rocking EU Economy:

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While heavy cold and snows bang the eastern USA, the west is in severe drought and running out of water:

Sugar and Heart Problems. Have you seen the book ‘Sugar Blues’ yet?

Chaotic Storms in Europe batter people and land:

Volcano latest:
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Grow your Conch Hair back again? (see my song on it, the ‘Turn It Up’ cd). Pubic hair…? Nature’s purifying healing force, or prepube porn guy indoctrinations idiocy begun in the 1980”s? Project Bush? Did the ‘shave the pubic hair’ start in the ‘80s with the advent of internet porn and infantile paralysis fixations projected from lost childhood memories? Hmm, wondering. All about the V– Also see

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January 2014

Astrological News & Views for January 2014
by Robert Thibodeau

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“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”
-Mark Twain

  • Jan. 1st New Moon in Capricorn with Sun conjunct Pluto. Stormy cold and wintery in many parts. Stock markets may adjust or shake, but Saturn/Pluto in each other’s ruling sign, as well as Jupiter trine Saturn, keep markets going on plus side. Turn of the year aspects challenge though. On spiritual level, such aspects demand inward turning to purify and renew one’s efforts, goals. Meditation, yoga, cleaning, catching up to one’s spiritual or inner higher self vs. taking things way too personally, feelings of being hurt or wounded, psycho-drama, and negative thinking in general. World’s geo-political hotspots active. Power struggles vs. finding one’s inner gold, inner power, inner virtue. See my December 10th Astrology for 2014 talk on Youtube for snow, cold, volcano, and storm, quake predictions at last solstice and now…into April.

“In the long run, truth prevails; in the short run, it’s soccer and lacrosse. People will call it love, but it’s really a football game.”
-Captain Bob and the Lost Paddle boat

  • Jan. 2nd Sun square Mars activates heroics and brave action. Avoid use of force unless really needed. Intensifying times. Negatively, it’s warring anger and control freaking, fighting, crashing, accidents, hasty mistakes, and stormy robust weather and behaviour. Moon in Aquarius seeks higher octaves including all in one’s dream and vision of the future.

“The elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.”
-Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer.

  • Juno, the Queen of the Gods and relationships that ‘make you believe’. Juno can give you faith or belief in higher power. Juno, the asteroid, will conjunct Neptune in the beginning of the month, and conjunct Chiron later in month. Chiron is the centaur, in my view it is really Charon the boatsman to underworld initiation. The beginning of the month brings concerns for beauty, beautifying, and insuring love. The end of the month brings out the more maverick feminist as well as a call of a new sense of justice, a politics of compassion, and a sense of the wild woman in us.

“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.”
-Jonathan Swift

  • Jan. 3rd to 8th is quake watch. Some parts still stormy but many parts turn warmer and/or more beautiful. With Mercury and then Sun oppose Jupiter and Mars square to Jupiter, people tend to be more sharing, caring, playful and joyful.
  • Jan. 7th-8th, Mercury conjunct Venus, Mars square Jupiter may find many trying to break new ground when it comes to business, money, relationships. All month is slow but sure tendency to make things work or plan the break away. Over-the-top boisterous ego behaviour may cause strong backlash (all month, especially end of month when Jupiter opposes Pluto). Mercury/Venus wants to be gentle and culturally refined, kind and loving, with long term sure goals, pleasures, and commitments secured. Sun/Mars can be brash and arrogant, loud and forceful. An end of the month finality and conclusive result, ending, new beginning could be in play here.

“Thou and I are too wise to woo peacefully.”
-William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

  • Jan. 15th (may feel it on 14th) Full Moon in Cancer, with Venus square Mars on 16th. More Stormy weather in parts, other parts warming up hot. A sense of sticking to what one loves and holds dear, sticking to long-term goals in spite of conflicts with others. Need to find right balance or compromise to avoid conflict or heated debate. Love entanglements and controversy. Demonstrative love, overbearing needs or wants. Lots of sensual energy and play.

“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.”
-Ayn Rand

  • Jan. 17th Venus once again becomes Morning Star. New love is upon us Watson! Good time ahead for initiating new projects.

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.”
-Bob Hope

  • Jan. 24th Aquarius Mercury trine Libra Mars. Clear blue skies and mind give much opportunity last few days for breakthroughs in communications, negotiations, connecting and making sense. Do it now because Mercury squares Saturn on 25th locking down the deal or denying access with chill winds to boot.

“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”
-Nelson Mandela

“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”
-Winston Churchill.

  • Jan. 28th Moon conjunct Pluto with Moon in Capricorn triggers changes in weather, stormy times, and possibly rough travels especially Jan. 31st when Jupiter opposes Pluto and Venus goes direct. Jupiter oppose Pluto reveals a need to renew one’s passport to life, to discover a ‘you’ worth loving all the way. Such aspect calls for social renewal in light of further revelations of unnecessary cruelty and suffering humans impose on each other. Jupiter wants to stretch the boundary for fun, pleasure, the pursuit of happiness, love, family. Pluto wants to either regenerate such efforts, or corrupt such efforts. Here misery loves company, or one needs to drop repeat offenders or no-gooders in favour of more virtuous co-creative lifestyle and friends. Jupiter/Pluto aspects represent the death and rebirth of social or family identity. It’s also an aspect for giant business deals or break-offs of such. Movie Stars and Rock Stars can suddenly rise or fall with such aspects. Notable deaths and heralding of banners. False identification with idols of sports/movie/TV/music may now turn awry. Fanatic dangerous moves or actions may here go awry. Unfavourable news. Positive side is a sense of social renewal, team spirit in helping others, compassion and will to do the good. Venus going forward may give positive spirit to sense of long-term future. Look to your chart for mid degrees of cardinal signs for where the action is. Russia’s Putin has Sun at 13 Libra so he will be continually making news January into April for good or ill, depending on his own free will and world circumstance. The USA with Sun at 13 Cancer continues to be major player in world drama. (See my Astrology 2014 Talk on Youtube, given last year, about all this and others with hotspot degrees galvanising events now into April’s Grand Cross, including possible ecological crisis needs and decision-making). China has Mercury/Neptune right at 13-14 degrees Libra. End of January Jupiter/Pluto makes for strong decisions, even forced decisions, concerning love, money, vocation, economy, ecology, energies and resources. Venus going direct wants to throw logic out the window and go for the flow, go where the love is, go for what you want and where you are wanted.

“In a false quarrel there is no true valour.”

“Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.”
-Mark Twain

“I had a lovers quarrel with the world.”
-Robert Frost

IN the NEWS—-

  • England continues to take major hits in both their their Astrological Chart and in stormy weather and bad economy. Neptune in the sky has been conjunct England’s natal Pluto and square to natal Chiron (Charon). This aspect indicates possible poor health of a leader (the Queen?), as well as difficult economy and loss of land (to the sea?). It also indicates the continual need to be ecologically sound and honest in all dealings. In the later part of February the Sun will conjunct England’s Pluto giving more indications defining clearly future events. Later in January Mars in the sky conjunct’s England’s Moon making for stormy debates or disagreements with leadership as well as cue to changes at the top and future trends. Anger and violence will then have to be avoided. In June, Saturn squares England’s Venus, the love affair with both the Queen and Princess may be over, or at least take a dip. Or is it an indication of a strong-headed woman taking leadership anew. After June, England’s economy should begin to turn around and be on the mend.
  • China’s Astrology Chart, Oct. 1, 1949, reveals natal Mercury conjunct Neptune at 13-14 degrees Libra right where Mars will be transiting for in the coming months triggering the Grand Cross in April with sky transits of Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto. Expect strong assertive or aggressive speech and actions. Neptune throws a veil of confusion or mystery as to true motives, and can often misfire or become lost as to true practical direction. With Saturn transiting China’s Venus square to Pluto/Mars, many of the population may feel overworked and underpaid, making for authoritative tough stand on many an issue. Also China may not seem so popular in world view. Talk may be cheap, but action expensive and conclusive as to who is really in power. Later in year, Jupiter will trine China’s Venus making for more peace, prosperity, and popularity. Perhaps then, less stress and taxing worry by their common folk citizens.
  • Pope nearly triples attendance/crowds at Vatican. Transiting Jupiter now one his Ascending Sign while trining Saturn brings popularity with the masses as well as taking in more donations of money. With Jupiter also opposing his natal Mercury, the Pope loves to talk. He may get carried away with words and say too much, or go over the top, but his wish with such aspects is to go big hearted. I doubt if he’ll sell any of the art. Later in 2014, as the grand square hits on his Mars in Libra, the Pope will have to take more care, caution, and wisdom in his action and speech. This aspect may bring sharp criticism or even scandal. Or is it an aspect winning the Pope even more acclaim? Saint or Good Politician? Only time will tell. Within the next year or two he will either rise to sainthood or take a big fall. Pluto and Uranus will making hard aspect to his natal Mars will reveal the story.
  • With Pluto in the sky coming to oppose the USA Sun in April, we may find ourselves all wanting to become ecological lovers of good nature climate and peoples. Buddhism anybody? Climate change catastrophic rather than just dangerous for some….!!!
  • Slowest rate of growth, lowest birth rates and population growth, fewer marriages, more difficult to be mobile since the Great Depression is blamed on the poor economy. Pluto in the sky coming to oppose the USA Sun at 13 Cancer certainly doesn’t help things. Japan’s population declined by record numbers in 2013 too. Is sperm count diminishing? China slightly increased by a fraction as did Russia, the last of which is predicted to decrease by 2015 due to death rate being greater than birth rate.
  • Sexual assault report in the military rise 50% while suicides grow. Perhaps the military should make all their soldiers and employees read OSHO books. And where is the department of peace to help one earth be one family of friends and family, garden?!
  • Over a million Americans lose unemployment checks. Good time to learn yoga and meditate, garden, play musical instrument. And that should be government funded. Educate to illuminate, employ to enjoy and enhance life’s creative side.
  • Cannabis goes on sale in Colorado, the first state in the country to legalise public shops to sell it to adults for recreational use. The thinking behind this is to make more money taxing it and steal the assets from criminal activity, effectively starting to end the costly and ineffective ‘American drug war’.

“It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.”
-Matthew Prior

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December 2013

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Astrology 2014 at OM Cafe this December 10th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sun Sign Predictions, good times and tough times of the year. money, love, politics, economy, real estate, higher calling and finding true meaning in life.
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“The universe is divinely right and just in time for each unique person’s divine rights and possibilities for happiness and inner wealth, we just need to tune our instruments to find our true voice.”
-robert of mayflower

  • December 1st Moon eclipses Saturn and Mercury, serious research/study/thinking/recovering/contemplating/moody or otherwise, grumpy ultimatums or ultimate sense of finality, seriousness along with feeling blocked a bit or unable to budge others. Good day to catch up to yourself. With Black Moon Lilith conjunct Jupiter on 1st into 2nd, and New Moon (Dec. 2nd) square to Chiron (Charon in my book Astrological Aspects). These coming weeks watch for 1) very blunt realities to slap many across the face; 2) women mavericks taking over the role of tired, atavistic, or stuck in old fixtures men, 3) a major memorial service, funeral, and/or wedding; 4) a new call for a politics of compassion and loving kindness; 5) new partnerships between unlikely bedfellows; 6) new peace agreements; and finally; 7) the discovery and revelation that SANTA all this time was really a WOMAN in disguise; 8) whether you are man or woman, you will notice both the good and bad witch is coming out in you… So beware, choose wisely witch one you really want to express and reap such world whirl wind results.
  • Dec. 2nd, New Moon at 10 degrees Sagittarius at 7:22 p.m. EST. A positive reinvigorating sense of the Spirit of the times weaving through these coming three weeks into December. Now til Full Moon time a more positive vibe. Sun in Sagittarius gives us a more expansive futuristic view. As Moon goes into Sagittarius 2nd-3rd and Mercury on the 4th… spirit of the times is lifted up on the wings of loving intelligence. Words tend to be straight from the heart, watch out for too much bluntness, keep to the heart of reality, self, and other. Times should feel vibrant and up more till end of month when storm alert and turbulent emotions may toss things out of balance. Take care when Uranus goes direct with Full Moon on the 17th into 18th. This aspect has a way of reversing wheels and turning things upside-down, or turning things round; possibly making for wild weather, chaotic times, havoc, storm, quake, angry moments, impatience, stress, more volcanoes, windstorms, cyclones, and shake ups. Good for working on one’s own negativities and searching for new ways of working, amending, healing, discovering, co-creating. If volcanoes keep activating, we may be in for colder bitter winter. Quake uptick by 4th may indicate bigger one middle of month or at end of month. Otherwise, good time to make progressive changes in oneself to avoid others making them for you. Carrot or stick progress seems inevitable these daze…
  • December 10th, ‘Astrology for 2014 Talk at OM CAFE’ – Sun Signs revelations, predictions, critical dates (good and challenging ones), insights and predictions. Robert of Mayflower shares his insights- at OM CAFE 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., music & ‘meet-and-greet’ 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Talk starts at 7:30 p.m. Om has good food and drinks (tea and even home-made beer and wine). $20 suggested donation.
  • December 10th Mercury trine Uranus, Moon conjunct Uranus. Quick mindedness for seeing trends and coming events. Mercury is mercurial, awake intellectual and present tense. Uranus is electrifying quick, sparks of genius, a wanting to go to the next higher level. Look in news and all around you for cues in worldly events portending of future investments, trends, changing tides of opportunity. Watch your own mind for psychic intuitive premonitions of coming times around this day. For all indications and tips of premonition or futurity, for all upticks in shaky events, or quakes and/or volcanoes, storms, watch for 17th, 18th, 29th and 30th for play out of event, manifestation of tendency, sudden reversals, shifts, changes, or chaotic challenges of inner (emotional) and outer (event) weather, difficult travel, storms, or new growth.
  • Jupiter trine Saturn on 12th, influencing the month, makes for patient progress and good social etiquette. Love and Truth have a good moment in the world here, so join in the opportunity to participate in making joy and intelligent peace an ingredient of the times. A particularly good time (all first half of December leading up to this aspect) for creating a healthy social life, solid family life, strengthening friendships. Seeing the whole of life in each moment, seeing how the moment blesses the whole of life making for magic times. Good for healing the past, planning a better future, meeting one’s inner connection for destiny. Good for making arrangements, contracts, agreements, business progress, healthy furthering of relationship, healing, renewing, finding harmony between spirit and practical material matters, harmonising the forces of heaven and earth, inner and outer peace making. Jupiter expands and is socially spirited and positive. Saturn is practical, matter of fact to the point (Jupiter expands the view). Saturn is securing, rooting, more materially grounded and founded, Jupiter flowers and opens up the moment. Both planets are in harmonious aspect making, for the moment, good economics and healthy housing and equity markets, good times. This time of renewed and new agreements, this peaceful creative harmonious time, may be tested or challenged, at full moon time, and especially challenged at end of December into early January. Jupiter/Saturn aspect energies work to harmonise world politics with simple everyday life, the vast spiritual potentials each of us has, with our everyday needs, wants, and responsibilities to self and other. As Plato said; if you are willing to learn, anything could happen. Let’s wish and work for the good in all to flower and manifest this month now.
  • December 16th – Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) birthday right before the Full Moon portends of creative changes this coming year and, perhaps, another hit record.
  • December 17th Full Moon (Eve of 16th is actual Full Moon night but energies can be felt from the 10th on). On Full Moon the 17th, Uranus goes direct. Watch for sudden realizations and need to change direction or get to a higher level of affairs. Sudden shifts in weather, chaotic behaviour or nature; also sudden upsets or shifts or reversals in markets, sports, relationships. Sudden revelations or insights; fresh creativity and genius also possible. Some feel a sense of letting go of past, or need to restate agreements, or need to start afresh, anew. See Dec. 2nd for further comment on 16 to 18th.
  • December 19th Moon conjunct Jupiter. This is a good day to be happy, alone or with others. It’s kind of a peak-out of the good vibrations throughout first 21 days of December (other than 16th to 18th possibility of shake ups, storms, quake, or weird weather). Things start to shift toward more difficult astrological aspects in the sky come Christmas Day on the 25th. December 19th good time to restate one’s goals and aims, one’s positive ground and heart. Time to positively dig in for the good, true, and beautiful. Know thyself to know the other, the world. Be the unchanging good you want to see in others, the heart ground peace come whatever weather.
  • December 21st, Venus in Capricorn goes retrograde. Venus in Capricorn can be deep solid love in for the long run, the short run can at times be sacrificial or work. Rewards can come back to you during this retrograde; for many it’s hard work, little play, lack of hugs, and feelings unloved. Give a hug, heal a thug, clean under the rug, and don’t take drugs. Be love, nourish other’s rapture and peace. Saturn is ruler of Capricorn and Venus is love; times can be hot and holy if right intentions meet focused Spirit. Wrong attunement or spiritual focus, lack of discipline, can fall into disagreements. Agreements for security and status quo, cold and bottom-lined may make for survival but not fulfil deeper needs and longing. Noble long-term goals and a sense of deeper love for world, self and other, can reveal new ways of working, striving, achieving. Venus is capricorn demands sacrifice and offering, letting go of preconceived ideas seeking comfort or false security, as to see new ways of working and loving, achieving. With Venus retrograde and in Capricorn, last minute shoppers may be frustrated in achieving ideal goal; also gifts bought on retrograde Venus are more likely to be returned or not appreciated. Venus retrograde is good for yoga and gifts that turn one more inward for value or virtue, rather than outward. Gift cards may work to leave other more free of choice. Since Venus is retrograde at Christmas time, perhaps this is more the motif one should look for. Venus retrograde in Capricorn, gifts may succeed by having long lasting value, or increased in value over time possibility. For sure though, gifts that turn one inward, such as meditation, yoga, esoteric spiritual sciences. A quartz crystal, gemstones, gemstone jewellery, a Steiner or Osho or buddhist or positive thinking book could be just perfect. Venus retrograde also good for looking over one’s past loves and gaining spiritual insight and new realisations, wisdom.
  • December 25th, Mars in Libra oppose Uranus in Aries, with Moon conjunct Mars. Though Mars/Uranus aspects can bring about great courage, outrageous maverick success, high achievement and the call beyond duty, freedom fighters and high strung energetics, great daredevil feats, angelic courage and virgin possibility; such aspects can bring about many a negative spirits and tragic event too if not thwarted. Beware of anger, hastiness, accidents, storms, difficult travels, violence, protest, revolt, change of boss or regime, overthrow, radical upset, obstinate and severe extreme behaviour, reversals, turn-arounds, sudden emergencies, argument, and shock. The end of the month seems to carry this astrological seriousness or need to make strong changes in oneself, or concerning others, so to improve oneself and one’s world, future.
  • December 28th thru to New Moon January 1st and into January 2nd promises to be tough time when the tough are called to get going. Others may just feel beat up by the times. This time brings about events, inwardly and outwardly, that may coerce many minds and hearts to make strong new year’s promises to change, resolutions to reform, renew, change and update oneself. Tough aspects here. With Moon eclipsing Saturn on 28th (serious moon, shift to the chill side), Mercury square Uranus on 29th (sudden changing news or views), Sun square Uranus and Mars square Pluto on 30th (Shock/storm/sudden changes/violence/suffering, need to purify or make strong change), and more tough aspects right into January make this time, at the least, tough for travel and communications. Could be quite a cold spell or stormy time testing the Soul’s merit/virtue and depth of spiritual strength. Good time for reading sacred scripture and doing spiritual practice.
  • Last words. Late December’s rough aspects can make for rough weather and much toil to bring about positive results. From late December till April’s grand cross could be rough waters and rocky ups and downs for peace making, stock markets, weather, relations, politics and safe sound investments. With Jupiter in Cancer coming to conjunct the U.S.A.’s July 4th Sun, we may yet wake up to our higher angel of virtue and world calling for peace, joy, and the brotherhood/sisterhood of all humankind. Hopefully it won’t be crisis that throws us together, but a higher calling and spirit of love and truth allowing for a wise politics of compassion and skilful means of working with others, each other.

“Reading, dreaming, dancing and romancing, contemplating in stillness the eternal truths, the higher self, the divine in another; this is not only our divine inheritance, it is a way of life, a spiritual midwifery for the higher self, a path to a higher learning and better world. This is how artists are born; dance, sing, listen, root and flower.” -robert of mayflower

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Robert Thibodeau
Mayflower Bookshop
2645 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI
547 8227

Taylor Swift’s Astrology Chart and Marriage Prediction

What makes singer-songwriter Taylor Swift click the switch button on lovers so many times while simultaneously flying high in the charts?! With Moon conjunct Jupiter both in Sign of Cancer in her 11th house, she will always have new friends and new songs; ah, lovers, if she wants. Why doesn’t anyone last? Perhaps she is still hung up on one from the far past, so no new one can fully capture her imagination? Moon/Jupiter, along with being her highest planets in the chart, is near Chiron (Charon), making Swift both a unique maverick in the field, but also ‘otherworldly’, spiritual etheric dreamy at times. The stars say she is destined to succeed. Mercury/Neptune/Saturn unfortunately oppose this positive configuration making for many a wrong choice of lover, as well as hauntings from the past or childhood. This aspect can flip to always wanting something in the future (Neptune) so one does not really see the in the ‘present’ exactly who is there. Or is it that the other choses wrongly with Swift?! Others are either too dead (Saturn), or too high, spaced out, unable to perform, or come through in the right way, unable to manifest (Neptune) or deliver the goods, the promise. They may promise something they can’t deliver on. Neptune can be deceptively weird. At times intellect supersedes over the heart of higher, even divine, love. Other times higher lover ideals are impossible to materialize. She is complicated and at times caught between the worlds needing a place to run away and hide, rejuvenate. The wrong people around her, drain her.

Her Venus in Aquarius wishes for the magic that will heal and save the world, bring peace and love and good new order to the chaos. Jupiter will in 2014 conjunct her Leo rising (ascending sign) giving her another go at further heights of success, but it very well may be last call for drinks, success. As Pluto conjuncts her Neptune (death of the dream and rebirth of real earthy practical matters) and conjuncts her Saturn; the slow grind of reality and age may convince T.S. to stop while ahead. Or is it her having or wanting a baby?! All the planets have higher and lower octaves. Each individual out of freedom and smarts attunes to higher or lower octaves and event precipitating energies. At the moment now, Saturn transiting is about to conjunct her Pluto in Scorpio this December 2013. It’s a time to take care not to burn out. Might be good to hold back and take a break. It’s a time to rest or be arrested, settle down or be unsettled (again?!), and a grit and grind to pump out the new product. How long can this girl woman last? With Saturn transit in the sky conjuncting her natal Mars (end of 2014 into 2015) I predict that Miss Taylor Guitar Songwriter Singer Swift will settle down and marry then, or crash and burn with too much show and tell, work and grind, not enough play time for renewal spiritual soul adventure. Taylor Swift’s midheaven at 5 degree Taurus reveals a wish, a higher hope perhaps, to be the earth goddess, a mom, and have a garden. What happened Miss Swift? Moving too fast?

Another of Swift’s secrets of success is her bucket chart with Moon/Jupiter being the handle. She is a woman in love with both self and the world. As long as she can hold that and drive it (not let other’s drive her mad), she is princess in training for queen, higher adventure, and long-term goals. With Venus in the 6th house, her work is love, her love is work. With Sagittarius Sun in the 5th house of lovers, she looks for a man who has a brain and a will to travel, or who travels and can deeply think. Frank honesty in her man goes far, but without wisdom and deeper inner truths to hold her, relations fall apart. Anyone out there daring enough for this heart of Gold adventurer? With Mars conjunct Pluto in Scorpio (off by 11 degrees but within a separating harmonic conjunction, for you astrologers), Taylor Swift wants the deepest intensity and intimacy, yet her Uranus aspects demand freedom too. If the guy wants freedom she will chase. If the guy chases her and is too controlling, she runs. Taylor hangs on tight once she lets you in, but when she decides to go…she swallows hard and you will vanish. Her Black Moon Lilith conjunct her Pluto and close to Mars makes her in private, a wild woman, while outwardly shining clean perfection. Chiron conjunct her Moon/Jupiter impels her to be unafraid of being an outgoing lone ranger maverick one minute, and a magnet of shy in-breath and rose bush blush the next. She is unafraid of both gods and heavenly realms and underworld spirits, ghosts, and money gnomes of power. Hmm…One may want to think well before diving in too deep to this one. She is more cowboy than cowboys. Nor is she in shallow water. She is an ever-growing storm of song to be dealt with. With Leo rising she loves to shine; with Mercury/Neptune/Saturn in Capricorn, she wants depth; with Venus in Aquarius, she is sister to a novel future. – robert of mayflower

Robert Thibodeau
Mayflower Bookshop
2645 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI
547 8227


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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October 2013

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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
2645 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley, MI, 48072
(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.

Robert Thibodeau
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August 2013

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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.