from the desk of Robert Thibodeau, Mayflower Bookshop
Author of ‘Astrological Aspect, the Art’
(donations welcome to support this monthly newsletter and more!)
mayflowerbookshop.com on Web, Facebook too!
“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
-Thomas Paine, Author of ‘Common Sense’
AstroNews and Views December 2018
***Dec. 27th, ~ Robert Talk on Astrology!
‘Astrological Prediction for 2019 and Beyond’ Forecast and Predictions for Sun Signs, politics, stars, weather, economics, good and tough times, more. Guided Meditation and technique for Self Realization, Spiritual Awakening.
For Advance tickets call Mayflower Bookshop (248) 547-8227
at The Theosophical Society in Berkley Mi. 7:30 pm, $10 to $20
“Whether one says that man gazed upward to his higher self, which he must come to resemble ever more closely, or alternatively that he looks up to his angel as to a high ideal, is from a spiritual point of view exactly the same.”
Dec.1st Mercury goes into secretive and often plotting Scorpio, till dec. 12th. Weird entanglements legally, emotionally, secret things afraid public will learn, gossip, negative thinking. Need for clear headed high flying eagle sense, not secret crabs and stinging tales with stinging tails. And yes, Scorpio is the Phoenix that burns in its own desire to resurrect, higher level hopefully, with renewed level of inner spiritual consciousness after the purging. For some a deepening, a purification, a re-tune to Higher Self, the Virtue God within and without. Research and renewal or confusion and losing of integrity.
Dec. 2nd Sun squares Mars and Venus enters passionate and secret love side of things, Scorpio. With Moon pop Uranus and conjunct Venus on 3rd, subliminal intensity and heat , or agitation depending on how you swing the door of your mind.
“Life is built up by the sacrifice of the individual to the whole, Each cell in the living body must sacrifice itself to the perfection of the whole: when it is otherwise, disease and death enforce the lesson.”
~H.P. Blavatsky, Collected Writings vol. 8.
Dec. 5th Sun in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces. Next 3 days in particular, but influencing the whole month, a more spiritual or mystical inclination. Neptune is the great mother, but sometimes over done. Its mothering and nourishing but can spoil or betray positive future results due to wrong views, dishonesty, misinformation, fake news or old stories outworn. Its being haunted by the past and future being cheated out of the present. Its bewitching spells and mystical spiritual adventures, religious or higher love experience too. Its up to each of us what we call forth, invoke, perceive and conceive. Here the wish or desire precedes or creates the thought precipitating event. Be careful what you wish for. Many get lost in wrong turns or lost right directions. Medications or wrong use of drugs may backfire or flirt with chaos.Keep your head clear and avoid major decisions till Mercury goes direct from retrograde on 6th.
“Its impolite to be critical at a funeral, and we’re all at a funeral until one invokes their own Higher Self who out of virtue and noble calling re-invokes the World Spirit, the Angel in every heart, the higher Truth holds us all to eternally Love because that’s what we are, Love and friendship to all life, sun stone star water earth air, every tree.” ~Trebore Tau Bodhi of Mayflower OM
Be careful where you fling your arrows, you might hit yourself, or other by accident or bad karma. For some amazing truths emerge from jumbled facts. Messages from the other side, magical mystical (or confusing dreams) For others, delusions illusions scams and big hams. Next three days crazy with misfortune, misinformation, wrong identity, falsification, lost in space or sea or oceans of infinity. Although colorful, some may lose themselves or enter the spiritual world a bit too much, eerie cross overs, ufo and virgin mary sightings, stranger than fact realities, dangerous travel or drugs, beware of over sensitivity and bad or wrong meds. Good time for art or music but otherworldly affairs mingle with the kris kringle and jingle of the bells. All these Neptune aspects 5th to 7th portend of danger of Mary Jane without the right Mayflower Bookshop books, maps to the astral and spiritual planes as Tim Leary once said upon visiting. Alan Ginsberg said Mayflower Bookshop should be a football field big. All Conspiracy books 10% or more off these next 4 days to celebrate wishing to transcend. Rudolf Steiner collected works 20% off sale into saturday/sunday coming.
Dec 6th marijuana legal in Michigan. As Tim Leary stated at Mayflower Bookshop long ago, When you get ‘high’, one need these books here at the Mayflower. These books are the maps to the astral and spiritual planes! Its so important! May be the missing element folks, the inner spiritual maps!
Also dec. 6th, Mercury goes Direct at 4:22 pm, and New Moon in Sagittarius 2:20 am. Many a feeling and thought starts to find right lodging, right aim, forward direction, but give it a few days to really get it right before too strong an action. By dec. 10th to be sure, you will know.
”When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.’’
-Thomas Paine, great inspiration for USA duriing Revolutionary War
Dec. 7th New Moon in Sagittarius, Many new projects and plans in the works, putting one’s best foot forward with a most positive spirit works miracles now for many. Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces is wild card for next few weeks into full moon on December 22, Love is in the air and deeper feelings. Special time to forgive and let live, wondrous deeds of love and bravado, sensuous affairs, idealistic voyages and travels. Such aspect portends of more mad science replacing humans with robots, making humans into machines (obey orders) and animals (pleasure all desires/fears, appetite) rather than nourish and awaken our angels, virtues, or ‘gods in the becoming’ as Osiris, Zoroaster, Buddha, Hermes, or Jesus the Christ taught. Its escapism at best, materialistic hardening of the heart of all good true beautiful at worst. Its reaching outwards to discover another earth in outer space but discovering in wisdom this earth we are on. Its pollution of anything if it brings profit. Its going off in projects, projections, dreams and far reaching plans without awareness of what’s right under your feet and in front of you. But also its a super psychic and super sensual and super sensitive time when every thing seems bigger and hungrier to eat or be eaten. It can be a mystic magically scientific and virtuous quest for what nourishes us all. Or is it a blurr of feeling moody and lost, down and out, or just high addicted on meds and electronics. It is up to each of us to reach for the highest virtue and deepen our deeps of stillness still here to learn, flower, grow, know. Who am I, what is the world, how can i awaken higher consciousness, deeper root, heart mind?!? Hey, it could be the legalized smoke affecting strong mood swings and imaginations?! Get The Secret Teachings of All Ages book at Mayflower and enwize yr Wizard Genius now! Avoid get rich quick schemes. Seems my prediction of Bitcoin eventually dropping out is on way? Neptune aspects always danger of unconsciousness, food poisoning or fears, losing stuff, misplacing stuff. Seems the shadow of past Mercury retrograde in effect. For some its finding or rediscovering what was once lost.
“Every being entering into the ineffable sanctuary of its own nature finds there a symbol of the Father of all.” -Proclus
Dec. 9 Moon occults Saturn and Pluto. Is it cold or cold shoulder or heavy right wing weights and balances, depression, overload, need to rest up and renew not burn the candle down too soon. Need for regularity, not over doing or going to extremes, sticking to the straight and narrow here, a conservative bent, some to the breaking point.
Dec 11 Brexit Vote uk chart looking rough. UK has tough aspects. With Saturn transit conjunct their Sun/Nadir opposing their midheaven, need to lay long term foundation for future, not seek immediate results, Da da da. Pluto transit just squared their moon, housing prices and pound down, drugs and violence up, infighting and back stabbing. Need to re-invoke compassion for self and others. Saturn in yoga meditation and long term planning at higher level, Pluto love for land and sea at higher level. With Uranus in coming few years 2022-23 conjunct UK Mars, may take till then and after to arouse right new leadership and direction. Here haste makes waste and anger/hate creates lots of bad karma. Positive side of such aspect is new songs and culture, higher love for truth and justice, arts and legal rights for all, just economics. Hmmm, where’s Van Morrison, Beatlesque, Stones rather than just being stoned, when ya need em? Where the brave knights of honor, courage, truth and valor? Jupiter transit trine UK Jupiter just past, but coming to conjunct Mercury (Mind for truth, good), and trine to UK Saturn come next spring summer and in 2020 Jupiter conjoining UK Sun will surely help loads to bring renewal and social harmony, creative peace.
Dec. 12 Mercury enters Sage Sagittarius to give us futuristic and uplifting mood mind spirit of joy and good will? Yes! Moon in Aquarius gives sense of belonging to greater community of heart soul universal love truth. Avoid over shooting self and attempting too much too fast. Don’t promise what you can’t come through on. Yet this very positive aspect of mind and feelings lasting into January. Bright minded spirits for most.
“Behold now, O Brethren, I exhort you, saying: All component things are subject to decay and death, but Truth will remain forever. Work out your salvation with diligence.”
— Buddha’s Last Words
Dec. 14 Moon conjunct Neptune , conjunct Mars. Avoid wasteful talk and ego aggression. Good time to beautify and mystify yourself with selflessness listening to others hearts speak behind their worlds of words.
“He who makes, unmakes; he who grasps, lets go. That is why the self controlled man by Inner Life can make and by inner Life unmake, b Inner Life grasp and by Inner Life let go.”
-Tao Teh King
Dec. 15th or so, into Full Moon Dec. 22nd. Jupiter transit conjuncts USA Rising Sign (Sagittarius) and opposes USA Uranus. Many happy surprises, sudden agreements, harmonious companions and negotiations, trade agreements and peace making efforts abound with
“Never suffer sleep to close thine eyelids, after retiring for the night, until thou hast examined all thine actions of the day.” ~Pythagoras
Dec. 17 Mars Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn. Ideal urge to follow one’s dream and escape sinkholes of repeat performance and negative emotions. Be the love you want to see, believe in the magic no other can be, breathe it all in to the the stillness eternally listening to you in your own heart. Share, care, dare to make things better. Such aspect often is power plays and strategic moves in politics, money, holdings, sex. Also inescapable inevitabilities start to sink in and slowly awaken way to go for sure footing and grounding. Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio most affected. Kind of a good bye, good guy, bad fly, bad guy aspect of dualistic polarity if not patiently wise and taoist together, flowing.
“Expand thyself into the Immeasurable Greatness, passing beyond body and, transcending time, enter the Eternal.”
~Thrice Greatest Hermes (Thoth)
Dec. 20 Sun trine Uranus moon in Gemini. Sense of breakthrough insights and feeling flow, future looks bright in melting snow.
“Nevertheless the spirit alone is real, the form is an illusion. Love can exist without form, but no form can exist without love. Its is pure Spirit.”
-H.P.Blavatsky, author of The Secret Doctrine Steiner studied.
Dec 21 Venus trine Neptune, Mercury conjunct Jupiter, Sun enters Capricorn, Moon in Gemini, Full Moon Night this night. Wow! Winter Solstice chart for Washington DC reveals Sun/Saturn oppose ascendent indicating roadblocks and problems with authority figures, extremes in weather, slow response from others. Mercury conjunct Jupiter portends lots of new ideas and projects in coming months. Mars/Midheaven/Neptune indicates many plans and projects very idealistic, spacey, oceanic, vast, very chancy and risky, misguided intentions, more talk than action. Yet, some shoot for the moon or mars and manage in time to get there. Dangerous times for some, for others time to root and renew, plan and take a stand for long term secure.
“Never did eye see the sun unless it had become sunlike, and never can soul see Beauty, unless itself be beautiful.”
Dec. 22 Full Moon Day 12:49 pm 0Cancer, heck of a year coming with Dec. 21st Solstice right on this Full Moon. This will be great year for positive change for most. Portends intense peak experience year for most of us. A year of emphasis on reimagining home, family, friends, food, sacred space.
“My Light is hidden under all that shines, saith the All Knowing Lord.” ~Zoroaster
Dec 24 Mercury square Neptune. Deceptive idealism may fray proper thoughts and attire. Lies or hiding or crying or falsely dreaming and denying may plague the eve. Avoid over indulging or fading orgasmic moments. Positively its putting a good face on a difficult situation. Past and future tend to blur present moments and places/spaces. Distorted views, wrong views or information, imaginary projections, false news, lies, cheats, all possible now. Yet, such aspect good for the arts, music, poetics, inspirational heart mind, idealistic conceptions, and more! Each of us invokes and is co-creative with all astrological aspects, so stay awake, dream true, be you both star and earth practical, heart soul here now forever.
“When the bird of the heart begins to sing, too often will reason stop up her ears.”
– Hans Christian Anderson
December 27th Robert of Mayflower Astrological Predictions for 2019 and beyond. Forecasts for your Sun Sign, Positive and Challenging times for the year, Politics and Stars, Economics, weather, money and lucky times. Happening at Theosophical Society Thurs. 7:30 pm to 9:30; Cost $10 to $20 dollar requested.
Call Mayflower for advance tickets.
“Live through deeds of love, and let others live with tolerance for their unique intentions.”
Dec. 31 Mars enters Aries. New sense of aggressive forward motion? Too much talk, no action? Quacky quick moving action but no thought or smarts for tomorrow? Such aspect here can make some people over energized and enthusiastic, aggressive and feisty. Take care to avoid impatience, over aggressive exuberance, immature behavior, quarrels, youthful folly, anger or crazy chaotic behaviour. Such aspect on positive note bravery to fight for right, love, truth, but if drunk or too high, look out.
“Let the immortal depth of thy Soul lead thee, and open all thine eyes earnestly to the Above.” ~Chaldean Oracles
Jan 2nd Sun conjunct Saturn. Cold wake up call that it may take work to manifest all dreamed last month. Coming down to earth, practical with work at hand and future plans. Bringing light to difficult situations or having to face difficulties with right light of thinking. Necessity to make strong decision for or against something. Good for rest, meditation, yoga, contractions to renew and catch up.
“Self-love must become love of all. Then evil will be overcome.”
Jan 5th New Mooon Eclipse in cap conjunct saturn may indicate pretty cold and/ tough hard times for some this coming month. For others its nose to the grindstone and a deeper appreciation for lasting friends, qualities, virtues, wisdom books, practicality, grounding, long view in mind, sincere warmth of the heart. Good time to make soup and friends, grains and make amends, greens and free one’s long term vision and goals by taking first steps. Good time to read Theosophy, Osho, Steiner, Manly Hall, NeoPlatonists, Tibetan Buddhism, and my book ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’.
Virtue, heart intelligence, compassionate wisdom, co-creativity with all the world, peace of mind, this is being rich ~ friendship with all life. Light and Love to you! ~robert of mayflower
Donations (even books) for this work more than welcome!
2645 W. 12 Mile Rd
Berkley, Mi. 48072
On Youtube with talks and songs
Find me on Facebook both by name and Mayflower Bookshop (lots posts there)
Email Me ~~~~
O could we always live and love,
And always be sincere,
I would not wish for heaven above,
My heaven would be here.
Though many countries I have seen,
And more may chance to see,
My Little Corner of the World
Is half the world to me;
The other half, as you may guess,
And thus, between them, I possess
The whole world for my pains.
I’m then contented with my lot,
I can no happier be;
For neither world I’m sure has got
So rich a man as me.
Then send no fiery chariot down
To take me off from hence,
But leave me on my heavenly ground –
This prayer is Common-sense.
Let others choose another plan,
I mean no fault to find;
The true theology of man
Is happiness of mind.
American Great Patriot of Revolutionary War time
In a chariot of light from the regions of day,
The Goddess of Liberty came;
Ten thousand celestials directed the way
And hither conducted the dame.
A fair budding branch from the gardens above,
Where millions with millions agree,
She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love,
And the plant she named Liberty Tree.
The celestial exotic struck deep in the ground,
Like a native it flourished and bore;
The fame of its fruit drew the nations around,
To seek out this peaceable shore.
Unmindful of names or distinction they came,
For freemen like brothers agree;
With one spirit endued, they one friendship pursued,
And their temple was Liberty Tree.
Beneath this fair tree, like the patriarchs of old,
Their bread in contentment they ate,
Unvexed with the troubles of silver and gold,
The cares of the grand and the great.
With timber and tar they Old England supplied,
And supported her power on the sea;
Her battles they fought, without getting a groat,
For the honor of Liberty Tree.
But hear, O ye swains, ’tis a tale most profane,
How all the tyrannical powers,
Kings, Commons, and Lords, are uniting amain
To cut down this guardian of ours;
From the east to the west blow the trumpet to arms
Through the land let the sound of it flee,
Let the far and the near, all unite with a cheer,
In defense of our Liberty Tree. ~Thomas Paine
We have it in our power to begin the world over again. T.Paine
May all of us find enlightenment, awakened hearts and minds
co-creative with the whole of our life and world.
Donations Welcome to support this monthly newsletter!
2645 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 547 8227