AstroNews (the Astrology) of August and Sept. 2021

AstroNews and Spiritual Views 

for August into Sept. 2021

Robert Thibodeau

(248) 547-8227

“Without the good heart, 

it is not possible to get enlightened.”

     – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Planets influence the vibrations and the space. We find the mind for it all in the heart, the true inner ground and human earth, the still point at the center of the astrology chart, the circumference and all the many passing connections, but stillness is chief. The head may be superior but the heart is supreme. The planets impel, not compel. There is a higher and lower octave to planetary aspects. The stillness transcends duality. Each of us out of freedom of virtue thinking, heart, and good will, may activate the higher octave to reach to the deepest and highest good, true, and beautiful (Plato’s experiencee of Deity) peace and joy to and from the heart of the world. With the heart we can hear the World Word (see Steiner), the smallest root or movement in the garden, and the enjoy the dance of opposites still!

Overview and bigger picture~

Pluto in Capricorn gives one a feeling of an untiring climb to the top, with fear of being buried with all that won’t stop. A feeling of being burdened by the mountain of work before one, or a feeling of needing more control over one’s life and fate; or still yet, a wanting to be free of all controls or unnecessary burdens. A wish to just be part of it all, not separate or alone, but ‘all one’. (Plato’s ‘At`One’ or in music a tone, or tuning).

    Pluto in Capricorn is caught between Sagittarius far seeing wisdom arrow and eye, and Aquarian ideals of ‘the most for the many’ and one for all, all for one. Otherwise the many distractions can eat your peace of mind!

     One can get big insights into individual and collective karma when pondering Pluto’s cycle of 240 or 250 years cycles as well as its approximately 500 year Phoenix cycles (a positive and negativa, electro-magnetic, double cycle of receptive reflective vs active energetic of pluto empowerment. A poor open empty heart will inherit the world, or is is ‘Plutocracy’ and ‘plutocrats’, brats running things). 

   In such cycles’ think of the time of the Declaration of Independence. Who and what creates or allows true freedom and independence? Think of the 12 and 13th into 14th century Gothic Cathedral building by the Templars and guardians of the Holy Grail (Steiner), the birth of the Consciousness Soul and the Tarot Cards including the Fool (the ZERO or selfless one) and the 21 (two plus one, equals 3 the trinity)!? Think ‘Troubadours’ and ‘Elenor of Aquitaine’ who was queen of both England and France and promoted the arts, troubadours, grail, and mystical christianity as well as the virtues of paganism (Platonic). Think 7th Century and Steiner view of 666 AD time of over concretization of spiritual principles, as well as a premature introduction of the ZERO in Math leading to lack of rhythm and a form of mechanical occultism and spiritual materialism. But also rediscovery of Plato and more! Think 2nd and 3rd century time of Roman Imperialism and church authority (not self evident truth) taking over the very spiritual teachings of Platonism, NeoPlatonism, Hermetics, India, the far East, Chaldean/Babylonian wisdom. Think Alexander the Great’s time and the planting of Plato, Aristotle, Greek Philosophy, Ancient Wisdom, in books all over know world to be rediscovered in late 14th into 15th Century and with the dawning of the Consciousness Soul. Obviously this is a future conversation too.

     Pluto is making its natal return since the USA Declaration of Independence and as in the Bosch painting, all hell is breaking out as heaven descends upon our true hearts and mind. (See Steiner’s Foundation Stone Meditation for how our hearts join in one mindful chorus for peace and compassion/love for this planet! And Voice of Silence HPB). None the less, Pluto opposes Cancer sign reflecting the endangering of the worlds water and food supply as well as wild life and mother nature, family and friends and quality of life for most all of us. Pluto in Cap relates too to Medusa like frozen brains stuck on electronics and electro magnetic fixations. The lack of the democratization of information while appearing medusa head like to give freedom while freezing the free thinking and natural life. Here Compassion and selfless learning is healing and repair of fried nervous system and atrophied breathing lung heart rhythms. (See Science of Breath by Yogi Ramacharacka). Simple exercise and food, chewing well and silent reflection, goes well with health and longevity. Take long walks if you don’t know what to do! Be still study and read deeper minded spiritual books!

   Neptune in Pisces liberates spiritual perceptions as well as deceptions on the mass social cultural level. Danger here of over indulgence of nearly everything; also legalization of drugs, over prescribing over medicating, over doing pleasures and unnatural urge to reach escape velocity in inner or outer spaces is a bit much, very ‘luciferic’ in Steiner’s view. Neptune in Pisces can be falling asleep or unconscious in externals, other, or group. Jung called this the tragedy of modern relationship. Ideally we awaken to the divine in each other and the world sparking virtuous activities. Neptune can facilitate this spiritual group and individual with world (the Word, the OM, or Christos identity).

    Uranus in Capricorn is urge to be independent with money and things. Free of weight or burden. Yet finding new ways to weave with earth and her monthly and yearly cycles is key. Having heart is inner earth and landing, rooting, grounding. ‘Heart’ spells ‘EARth. The heart is the inner ear. Many reconnecting to such hearty earth, others feel disconnected from wholeness and higher self.      Spiritual practice and weaving breath tween head and heart is helpful. In that light, read HPB’s ‘Voice of Silence’ and Steiner’s ‘Foundation Stone Meditation’. Yes! 

    Uranus wants to always say yes to new thinks and things. One needs Saturn’s ‘No’ or Not Now, be patient, to balance. Perhaps this is key to Uranus/Saturn triple square, the knowing and gnosis of ‘yes and no’, light and dark, the heart’s middle way and balance tween heaven and earth, self and other. The ‘Unknowing’ or spiritual retreat can be helpful. Its a question of balancing the scales between heaven and earth, ideal and practical.

   Saturn in Aquarius. Is it big plans with no practical foundation? Big block buster foundations and ‘matters’, but no higher awareness, higher consciousness, spiritual insight nor higher vision and virtue? Difficulty seeing what’s right in front of you as your artistic and spiritual opportunity and work, art? 

     Jupiter retrograde into Aquarius from Pisces is reawakening from the dream and trying to figure out what’s good for the planet this moment. Pisces can be love of solitude, private garden, cuddling and staying in safe secure or very nature oriented realms. Relating to plants and serene environs good, but can be lazy or lax, belittling or flowing with the sleepy over enjoying. Very kind though and compassionate. Jupiter in Aquarius now returning for a spell is strong social thinking, creative ideals, new friends, unique everything, busyness and spontaneousness, ever creative new arisings, new goings and comings, new connections, love of the new.

    In 2022 Jupiter will trine USA Venus and then for real, happier times come, free of much of today’s worry.

    The last quick ‘bigger view’ astrological aspect i want to mention is the next Election for President in 2024. As you may well know, i had used astrology to Predict Mr. Trump’s first victory and election to President, as well as his loss on second run. I now predict the distinct possibility of his victory in 2024. Whether he’s re-running, or more likely his ‘victory’ in supporting another running such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who also has very good aspects to possibly win, or be on the winning side. President Biden has very tough aspects for winning in 2024, and either he miraculously chooses to activate higher octaves of his planetary configurations to amaze us with success, or President Biden may drop out or choose not to run and leave it to a new contender. More on this possibility later. 

As stated in my book, Astrology is the science art of possibility, probability, and potential event, experience, and realization. The science is in the calculation of the chart, the art is in interpreting the possibilities of the chart. Each out of freedom and higher love can activate the virtues of the planets. The Hermetic NeoPlatonists thought this way.

    With Venus in Virgo/Libra/Scorpio next two months, sensitive feelings awaken higher and deeper values of the heart. Mahayana principles of helping others to make good karma is important. Virgo is unconscious friends, working fellows; Libra is more conscious friends. Scorpio is making choices and investment of time to get results. Working on self, sharing with others, finding deeper commitments to renewal and selfless workings to benefit greater sense of humanity. Here indecision is overcome by pulling weeds, not planting anew. Yet its also true; by creating the new, the old is composted.

    With Mars in Virgo and Libra next two months, over critiquing or deconstructive energetics work to undo oneself from true calling and positive futures. Mars in Libra wants to work more co-equally and cooperatively for better results for one and all. Tidiness and cleanliness so to create space for new arrivals or insights is good. Also good to create space for ever emerging creative renewal, no obsessiveness and crazy fixations, but a breath of fresh air is called for. Virgo can be too clinging to false security, Libra can give way to easy to what’s outside oneself. The key here is service to the higher self, higher virtue, and helping others to help themselves.

AstroNews for August into September 2021~

Aug 1st Sun conjunct Mercury in Leo , Mercury oppose Saturn. A sense of right mind on long term wisdom goals is called for here. A sense of spiritual presence in heart and mind. On the flip side possible obstacles, stormy parts of the world, extremes and intensification in weather or nature phenomena; or is it all saturnine quiet and thoughtful? Meditation and yoga?

     A Sense of ‘hard thinking’ needing play in the inner and outer sun to clear thinking and the heart’s way. Personal values work to meet world work demands/needs. A call for individual and collective wisdom. Positively, a wisdom that comes through time creating better times. Break throughs into new renewed thinking Aug. 3rd, 6th, and 9th.

Aug 2nd Sun oppose Saturn, Venus in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus Aug 3rd; with Aug 6th Sun square Uranus , New Moon on Aug. 8th; little big turning points for events setting up better end of the year into next year! Esoterically the Sun Spark Angel heart is working with karma to learn through time, the art of wisdom and loving kindness. Good aspects for inner work as well as outer arts, beautifying, making music. On simple level good for cleaning and fixing up things (Venus in Virgo). 

    Uranus is like a Uriel Angel attempting to make lemonade out of lemons, art out of refuse, With all these planetary energies in fixed signs, difficulties letting go, freeing one’s self from fixations and stuck points. Positive is slow steady growth, perseverance in the art of being human and angelic. Simple gardening, walks, yoga, gentle sports exercise. No expectations, no let downs. Aug 6 to 8th shifts in direction from new insights gives more positive direction to those needing it. The ‘Negative’ turns to ‘Creativa’ and ‘illumination’ in weeks to come.

Aug 8th New Moon 16 Leo.

Aug. 9th Venus oppose Neptune, Aug. 10 mercury oppose Jupiter, Aug. 11th Venus trine Pluto. 

Aug 18th Mercury conjunct Mars in Virgo, Aug 19 Sun oppose Jupiter, Aug. 20 Mercury trine Uranus

Aug 19th Uranus goes Retrograde in fixed sign of Taurus making, for some, sharp reversals. Uranus is progress and change and its 3 times square affects the thinking, feeling, and willing (oft in reverse order) during its 3 times square. With Uranus comes upgrades and transformation, with Saturn and fixed signs comes wanting things to continue the way it was, or a clinging to what gives one a sense of continuance or security. Together uranus/saturn (rulers of Aquarius/Capricorn) calls for positive change in home, work, social relationships, and personal appearance. Uranus calls for new or renewed friendships; more creativity, less possessiveness or clinging, higher love over loss or fear (overcoming Scorpio); a better relationship that frees one from being obsessed over possessions or money (overcoming Taurus), yet using such matters to free or make more intelligent; and new ways of being creative artistic and healthy in play, playing, having fun (overcoming Leo). In the Rites of Mithras (ancient persian mysteries), the to be initiated pilgrim soul had to (like Odyseus, Hercules, Ulysses, and more, had to go through the trials and ‘soul tortures’ , the shadow side of life (health, estrangement, lack of wise social life or healing good nature) of the 12 signs of the zodiac. The 12 fold dodecahedron of Steiner’s spiritualizing the world with what was once the 9 muses and the trinity of Zeus and company, now becomes the Dionysian 9 spiritual Hierarchies and the Holy Trinity of ‘Father (Oneness), Sun Christ (Universal right Mind) and the Holy Spirit (Holy Mother, Goddess Action Hero Divine Sophia wisdom love, and the Mary Madeline (the new Hecate/Istar/Inanna/Persephone). The 12 trials of Mithras through the 12 signs of the Zodiac is metaphor and myth reality of one’s  overcoming one’s animal nature and lower mind, to enter into a 7 fold planetary virtue ladder through mediation, or through death and rebirth soul traveling through the planetary spheres (See Steiner’s ‘From Death to Rebirth’ or HPB’s pamphlet ‘States after Death’, online or at The 7 virtues awakening the higher side of the theosophical rosicrucian 7 roses or planetary evolutions, is what was once called ‘Homer’s Ladder. Homer’s ladder of the gods’ connects heaven and earth by 7 virtue steps or rungs (See Rudolf Steiner’s book on virtues opening and protecting the chakras in his ‘Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, and its Attainment’, or H.P.Blavatsky little meditation manual delineating the 7 virtues ‘The Voice of the Silence’. I have several talks attempting to awaken such heart intelligence, such ‘heart sutra and mind mantra’ on my youtube channel.

Here’s one, check em all out and share with friends  ~ 

Astrology continues~

Aug. 22 Full Moon 29 Aquarius, with Mars in Virgo  trine Uranus in Taurus. Creative Change holds the wisdom of the past as impulses of will work toward a more creatively free future. Over critical or non constructive thinking is metamorph’d into positive futures. A sense of constructive continuance prevails with ‘right action’ (one of Buddha’s 8 fold path seeking octave over 7 

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virtues). Look to the good, true, beautiful, more eternal, in every situation and encounter.

Aug. 23 Venus in Libra trine Saturn in Aquarius, air signs. Here a sense of fairness and balance calm the mind and nourish the soul to transcend contesting opposites and dualities. Practicality and art meet.

Aug 24 Mercury in critical or healing virgo oppose Neptune in spacey but universally compassionate ‘Bodhi Mind’ Pisces. Critical discursive mind challenged by oceanic tides of social cultural necessity and change. Art and culture either help or hinder clear thinking or healing. Have you seen Dr. Tom Cowan’s take on present world health situation. Much to debate or share, think about, eh? Healing is to me made whole, at one, with inner and outer big world.

Aug 26 Mercury in virgo trine Pluto in capricorn works to make practical and good for everyone decisions. Details and pieces of the puzzle integrate with bigger picture or world conception holding all of us. 

“When there is no anger inside, there is no enemy outside.”

   ~Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Sept. 2 Mars Virgo oppose Neptune Pisces. Active imaginations sparks ideals to quest new experience, vaster spaces, and new art, culture, social life. Danger of wanting something for nothing, wanting without having to work or earn. Moodiness if energies can’t find right creative or healing activity. Good for long walks or gentle yoga, mediation. Danger of imbalance in biochemistry through wrong use of meds, drugs, drink, or diet. Good time to simplify to beautify, here less is more. Mars/Neptune is notorious for misuse, mis calculation, misfortune, lack of clarity, toxic envious or ingestion, wrong or difficult diagnosis. Simplifying, clarifying, purifying, called for. Positively, a heck of a lot of energy is invoked. Opposite is lack of energy or ‘what to do’. Good time, if feeling lost or down, to read and study various teachings available with Manly Hall, Tibetan Buddhism, NeoPlatonism and Hermetics (Kybalion anyone?), H.P. Blavatsky’s Isis Unveiled or her Key to Theosophy, Rudolf Steiner Archive and Audio!?! 

    On flip side mars/neptune is waste and decadent craziness lacking healthy garden and good earth values. Things find healthy mothering of inner heart baby spiritual self, or seem to get lost in fantasy or illusion, maya, delusion, and lack of simple earthy clarity. A need to understand ‘dharma’ as all teachings leading to freedom, insight, illumination, higher self, virtue and social cultural art and spiritual science, co-creative happiness in work and play.

“The circumstantial, temporary absence of war is not real peace. Real Peace comes only from the heart.”

      ~Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Sept 4th Mercury trine Saturn. Keeping to the true, tried, reliable, and what is in harmony with ‘the best for the rest, just enough for me’ mentality of what i call ‘YogaMind’ in my book ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’.

“How do we fill up the emptiness of our heart?

The answer is meditation.”    ~Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Sept 5 Venus in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn. Here ‘patience over pressure’, ‘art over farts’, ‘balance in challenge’, and learning to ‘listen rather than blistering miserableness’ over happenings to self and world. A sense of reincarnation and karma balanced with personal view and needs can be very helpful to find one’s place in bigger World Conception and future holds all of us. See Rudolf Steiner’s ‘Outline of Occult Science’ for glimpses of what is a World Conception. Also see his Reincarnation and Karma talks, as well as HPB’s ‘Key to Theosophy’.

“If you don’t remember death, you don’t remember the Dharma.”

   ~Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Sept. 6th New Moon at 14 Virgo. This day, Mars in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn, Venus in Libra trines Jupiter in Aquarius, Sun in Virgo trines Uranus in Taurus. Lots of practical forward motion here. Matters at hand seem practical and clear cut. The Virgo/Libra axis puts work and others in the light. Selfless service to the higher self in all furthers progress. 

Sept 14 Sun in Virgo oppose Neptune in Pisces, here again the light of clear thinking, dharma mindfulness, needs bridge active imagination and high ideals, projections, or quest. Urges to travel or escape feelings of being too little in one’s view or heart.

Sept 16 Sun trine Pluto in Capricorn. Right Work and livelihood frees the mind of worry and stress

Sept 17 Venus square Saturn. A sense of self worth willing to work on self, ever rebirthing a new day and another way to love and heal the world. Avoid all work and no play. Try stretching or doing bit of yoga, walking in nature, as well as sitting up still listening with one’s heart to one’s deeper stillness holding and beholding all.

Sept 20 Full Moon 28 Pisces, Mercury trine Jupiter in air signs. A sense of joy and camaraderie. mutual views of ideal worlds create working friendships and spiritual sharing. 

“Live with compassion, work with compassion, die with compassion, meditate with compassion, enjoy with compassion. When problems come, experience them with compassion.”

  `Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Sept 22 Equinox sun into Libra, mercury square pluto. A sense of World Destiny and higher calling vs a sense of stuck with a jack in the box, or fated circumstances needing higher ArchAngelic intelligence and humbler Christian Rosencruetz surrender to collective wisdom and karma to re-incarnate or renew the mystery of life. In the old egyptian hermetic myth reality, when one dies or does proper stillness meditation or YogaMind, one’s heart is weighed against a feather. The heart must be lighter than a feather to arise and ascend in higher consciousness. In Goethe’s Faust, at the end, Faust is redeemed by his good heart, the ‘devil’ or duality of the world can’t find him in his head nor belly. The higher angels and divine feminine Sophia save him from destruction through the Heart and its identification and alchemical (Chymical) wedding of Spiritual and Material ethics, virtues, awakening the mind stream continuum and resurrection body of the Spirit Self, the Spiritual Soul, in and from the altar of the Heart. See the story of ‘Psyche and Eros’ in my book ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’.  

    Thus Libra configures and reflects the heart holding the balance between thinking and willing. The Heart awakening the YogiMind of mind stream continuum, being the key to the true rosicrucian hermetic alchemy of both the christian mystic and modern pagan materialist, whether Tibetan Buddhist, Om Mani, Platonic, Aristotle’d, Egyptian Hermetic, or even modern good witch.

“Everything depends on what you do with your mind.”

     ~Lama Zopa

    Mercury square to Pluto reflects the need for more research, compassion, and universal concern, right contemplation and mediation of the virtues. Here negativity is its old reward, it can make one sick. But so is higher spiritual revelation and workings, works’; it can make you well, star, and human again!

sept 23 venus oppose uranus. A tendency to reach beyond oneself, an over reach forcing one to return to start as to feelings and affections. Urge to art, love, knead, weave, garden, beautify. Urge to erratic thrusts of creativity with no lasting effect. On the other hand, need to find new intelligence to go with creative outbursts of feeling.

sept 25 Mars trine Saturn. Arousal of energies to overcome difficulties or obstructions. Working hard or hardly working? Making it one’s job to find what Buddha called right work. Finding one’s true inner and outer work to marry or meet and agree.

sept 29 venus trine neptune, sun trine saturn. A dreamy sensitivity as to artistic and practical futures before one. 

sept 30 venus square jupiter. Happiness making others happy vs. self indulgent laziness. Happiness with others, or working with others.

“In every second of this human life you have the freedom to choose between hell and enlightenment, samsara and liberation.”

   ~Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Dec. 24 Third Saturn square Uranus of Christmas Eve. A sense of willing and thinking derived from the outer structure and inner energetic of a world both in crisis opportunity and materialistic genius or even an idiot savant override coupled with a complex animal and vegetative appetite, as well as a mechanicalization and over concretizing of spiritual potentials and ideals as to what one thinks, makes one happy. Such aspects work and play for structural change of work and home, self and relationship. But also here one can react to changes and feelings forced into ill fitting structures and patterns of world and self, work and play, day to day.  Such aspect also indicate an ever changing view of what is ‘money’, currency, real current event. Its use, its reality, its sense of security or play is ever changing. What is currency or the experience of being present, current, alive to life. Is it not related to the greatest sense of cosmos as well as stillness listening heart? And how to find healthy spiritual rhythms between highest ideals and practical and physically real day to day, etheric month to month, astral 7 day periods or rhythms, and ego (self and/or other) yearly cycles!?! Spirit Soul has to do with the whole of one’s life, and lifetimes. (See Rudolf Steiner’s ‘Mystery of the Universe’ at mayflower or ‘Steiner Archives’.

    Here the question arises, do you drive or does it drive you? But also, can you let your higher self drive sometimes? Your Stillness land things?!

Stresses and pressures call for new ways to release creativity in both work and play. Silent reflective mediation and meditation may help!

   At one level, Saturn represents being 30 or 60 or 90 and having wisdom that can only prove itself in time. Christ as ‘Lord of Karma’, Steiner would say. Buddha as lord of dharma.

    Uranus then represents the energies of being 21 years old (Uranus square), 42 (Uranus opposition), 63 (Uranus waning square) and 84 (Uranus return) revealing new freedoms and genius (Angelic) insights into self, life, and world urging one to freedom, renewed thinking, and reaching for the stars of higher love/compassion and truth (Neptune Pluto); thus in anthroposophical terminology, the redemption of the fallen light, chemical, and life ether by way of higher truth, love, and selfless learning and compassion for ALL of LIFE! But beware, Uranus can be at lower octave a sense of going through changes but nothing really changes.

   Perhaps Sat/Uranus can be a few days of personal disappointment, karmically urging one to greater participation with those less fortunate as well as a gaining of a bigger picture, a bigger dream to aspire to. A love and respect for the collective urge for peace and compassion is golden key..

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Truth and freedom is co-created in the Spirit of our deepest and furthest, intrinsic and transcendental imagination, dream, genius. Seek a ‘Spiritual Science’ of Higher Consciousness in everyday life.

Here is freedom~ There is no purpose or meaning to life, we must create such. We create meaning by distilling our experience and perceptions of the world into our own stillness listening heart. We create purpose by seeing and experiencing the ONE LIFE in all forms, the ONE Universal Mind in harmony with the feelings and thinking in all things. We find ourselves in freedom and loving kindness, compassion and creativity. Here the WORLD WORD or sense of being co-creative with self and other is born, arises in cognitive awareness. When out of freedom, truth and love meets destiny, eternal friendships are formed. Born out of sacred space and a wish for all to be happy, true relationship arises with all life, all times, all peoples and places.

In Spirit we share in divine Oneness, in Soul both heaven and earth awaken divine wisdom, in Body we partake, share, sacrifice, rebirth, honoring all forms as expression of a deeper divine union, melody, and harmony. May Peace come to the world.

~robert of mayflower


Aug 26 – Pres. Trump transit of Saturn opposes progressed midheaven, Bottoming out at the White House? Or is it a turning point, possibly indicating a positive turn after difficult times? A rising up, once past this bottoming? Is it laying new foundation, finding right ground to stand on? Possible low point though for now. On the heels of mars square Saturn in sky, sense of authoritarian progress? A weighed down feeling?  A lack of silence to think? Happiness when alone? Don’t worry if this doesn’t make sense, neither does the world at the moment. All astrological aspects have a higher and lower octave that each individual must find for themselves out of individual striving and struggling for truth and freedom with higher sense of love for all life. Each is a child of God or Universal Goodness, Oneness; but it a question of cognitive awareness and capacity for acting in attunement to  such.. Not everyone’s resonating with their higher octave. In time, in some lifetime , it will happen for us all. May that time come soon for the sake of the planet.

So tough aspects late august here for the Pres, but in mid Sept. N. Node and Venus trine progressed Jupiter will bring him more luck in love and money and popularity. It’s a race to the end it seems.

“Give up your opinions! Nothing is right
until it works One for All, All for One.”

~robert of mayflower


Aug. 27th Venus trine Neptune. Ideal love dreams us on. Good for creativity, art, and spiritual soul mating. Not good for hard line, bottom line, tough rules/laws/facts. Some dream of far away places, or escape from reality. Some actually do create alternative beautiful dream realities finding the muse, higher octaves of the good, true, and beautiful. Water Signs and houses here favored for wonderful feeling life, spiritual insights, wonder and awe, higher love.

Good aspect dreaming in the future now, loving, dreaming true, touching the ideal, finding inspiration to renew, go on, dream real. Dreams reveal secrets of each other’s soul life.  Higher creativity, transcendental idealism and angelic heart inspirations possible.


Higher truths will never be found,
unless you live it, fall, rise again, try again;
then it begins to speak for itself
shining and reflecting in all the world
in and around.

~robert of mayflower


Aug 29th Mercury in Virgo trine Jupiter in Capricorn. Practical thinking can work into long term benefit, goals. Good time to practically figure out about everything! Bookkeeping, accounting, right details in conversing, sharing, facts, plans, cleaning, fixing up, who to work with or not. Good for correcting, dharma, making right connection. Thinking clear. Take care to breathe deep and work ideas into feelings and actions. Avoid over intellectually and head alone without heart. Earth Signs and houses here favored for money and luck, love and connection.

“In fact the law of karma is the most consoling law there is. Just as it is true that nothing exists without a cause, so it is equally true that nothing existing remains without its effects. I may be born in poverty and misery; my abilities may be very limited; yet whatever I do must produce its effect, and whatever I accomplish now, by way of industry or moral activity, will certainly have its effect in later lives. If it depresses me to think that I have deserved my present destiny, it may equally cheer me to know that I can frame my future destiny myself.

Anyone who really takes this law into his thinking and feeling will soon realize what a sense of power and of security he has gained. We do not have to understand the law in all its details; that becomes possible only at the higher stages of clairvoyant knowledge. Much more important is it that we should look at the world in the light of this law and live in accordance with it. If we do this conscientiously over a period of years, the law will of its own accord become part of our feelings. We verify the truth of the law by applying it.”

~Rudolf Steiner, Spiritual Science

The role of the artist is the creative genius and struggle between feelings and the divine spark, between spirit and nature, between self and other, the art and science,  shared.

~robert of mayflower

The future of the world depends on each of us discerning the spark of God within all, the holy stillness of the Great Compassion as Mother within each and all, our co creative spirit and brotherly sisterhood with all life.

~Trebore Tau Bodhi


Aug. 30 Venus in Cancer oppose Pluto in Capricorn. Cardinal signs and houses challenged affected the most to have more patience and long term wisdom, working solutions to make all happier. Fire and Air signs may offer solutions. Water signs sympathetic. Aries, Capricorn, Libra need soften up their too hard take and projection on others. Conflict between home and work, feelings and clear thinking. Feeling overwhelmed by world toxicity? Overwhelming feelings and emotions without clear head light? Mend and weave, garden and clean, cook and chew well, sing and don’t yell, love little things and let big thinks and things go for a spell.

Avoid negative emotions you can’t do anything about. In trying to have compassion for self and other, hold to stillness and silent listening to the heart of the world birthing right thinking.

Change yourself to change your world round. Don’t take anything too personal. Look for the silence before and after the storm, but in the thick of it. listen to the silence at the midst of the hurricane.

The ‘higher self’ speaks through the noise and emotional chaos in the stillness permeates all.

One may have feelings of being rejected, but never reject the Higher Self, ideal, virtue, what is trying to speak from total love and truth from our deep within, everyone’s deep within!

This sometimes good aspect for research, intense communication, transformational spiritual psychology, fecundative kundalini research and experience.

Intense dreams or imaginations. Possible visit to the underworld and back. Opportunities for compassion and new learning. Happiness when alone with it all pondering wisdom of present past future.

Home/personal wishes and world/work/calling at odds perhaps.

Jealousy doesn’t work here. Letting go of attachment, need for control, negative emotions and its subsequent psycho drama, frees  higher self and more spiritual calling to come in.

Deeper feelings for one’s many life times and many friends, family, close ones, give nonexclusive right perspective and freer view.

Here, fear is confession to lack of truth, lack of love, holds us all sacred. Fear is another form of egoism protecting little self, this shore only view. (See Voice of Silence by HPB). Fear is lack of love for higher self.  Where truth, no fear, just going on learning, no shame nor blame, peacefully onwards.

In the news, time for more dirt on everybody without higher insight nor solution, resolution, wisdom insight how to go.

Good time to clean up one’s own mess and catch up to tomorrow today.

“The true importance of ‘Know the thyself’ is in the fact that we pursue world evolution in this way. Where is our self? It is surely not in us alone. To think that would be egotistical. It is born out of the entire cosmos, and our ascent should lead us to the point where we expand into the whole world. Self-knowledge wants to place man into the entire world, in order to show him the true meaning of the word ‘self-knowledge.”

~Rudolf Steiner, GA 109-111; 1909.


Sept 2nd Full Moon in Pisces, don’t take things so personal! Be the love truth you are looking for! Venus oppose Saturn and Sun trine Uranus. Feeling unloved or incapable of love. Wish to break out of feeling stuck. Such aspect makes for reality take on whether or not your head on right. Questions about of what is real love and truth, versus sex and facts. What is truth, love, lasts and nourishes us. What is not real or enlivens our spirit soul will drain us, tire us, mislead us into falsities. Discipline means learning, freedom means truth holds us all, not just ‘facts’ limited in time and space.

Sun/Uranus can make us brave of the dark, brave of the light, brave to reach out in new ways, to change creatively right now, inward out.


Sept. 4th Venus in Cancer squares Mars in Aries. Inner or Home needs contest world or job needs. Heart vs Head. Perhaps for some, stomach and animal appetite vs head light and mental desires; giving war or struggle to the heart of things.

New initiatives rile home security? Home or heart soul inner spirit demands press clearer reality to continual outer world struggle, striving, fight.

Serious energetic to come home to oneself. Then and only then, ‘other’ falls in line. Such aspect notorious for lovers fighting or having the best time of their life.

Sept. 9th Mars retrograde marks the beginning of a very nasty couple (or ‘uncoupling’ couple) of months heading for the November USA Presidential Election. Lots of ups and downs with weather, markets, moods and grooves.

Or is it, everyone decides to be a Buddhist and have compassion for how hard everyone tries even if we don’t all agree?

Struggles for good work, striving for ‘rights’, fighting for what one deeps right.  It’s now a volatile rough tough time to come to peaceful mutually beneficial agreement. Much patience and kindness needed to get through this time. Exercise, yoga, healthy habit and food, chewing good, regular sleep, helps lots.

For some, a good time to step back to find stillness, peace, the wisdom take on right action, bravado and truth. Difficult time for simple love to share, care, and dare. Tough time to simply be yourself come hell or high water. Be gentle, kind, compassionate, and inwardly daring to see the truth, patient to act.

Sept. 11th Sun in Virgo oppose Neptune in Pisces. Criticalness to a fault? Over reacting? Or terrible truths, facts, shifting view? Truth and lies get mixed up now. Actions speak louder than words. Avoid taking new steps if not totally clear in mind and heart. Nice aspect for artistic ideals, higher love, future plans. Real Truth is what holds us all,  divines the divine and larger view holding us all, in the tiniest facts.

This aspect reveals clash between the ideal and the immediate practical reality. Little things and big thinks, things, of life, attempt to find harmony and communication, or clash.


Where there is no love, there is no future.
Where there is no truth, no present, no present or gift;
no divining divine Presence and holy wonder awe futurity.

~robert of mayflower


Sept. 12th Jupiter goes direct now heading for big conjunction  in Aquarius with Saturn on Winter Solstice in December. Truth and Love now hold hands, meet minds, conjure sense of higher self, co-creative with the times, the future. Many a magical spiritual event is in the works. Encounters with angels, higher octaves of insight and behavior are now coming into view.

“The World Ether is a thought forming power.” 

~Rudolf Steiner, April 20, 1923


Sept 17th New Moon in Virgo. Mercury squares Jupiter and Sun trines Saturn.  New ideas and connections expand one’s hope for bigger life, new growth, friends and family.

Lots of new ideas to move better, more freely, into the future.

A wanting to root deeper but flower further. Lots little new thinks and things capture one’s imagination and intuition.

Teaching by example is the best. Use only constructive criticism when need be.

Sept. 19 – For Pres. Trump, Venus trine prog. Jupiter. Happy time? Does Pres get or give a little bit of love? May indicate his happiness for a moment, or that others getting happier. This may be lucky good moment for making positive things happen for one and all. No it doesn’t mean he will win. Yet each has freedom to recreate what up and what coming.

“When the Sea is calm, all the boats look good.”



Sept 20-21st Mercury square Pluto. More bad news, stormy stuff, expresses in weather and behavior rest of month into next here. Good for research, cleaning, clearing, ridding, turning inward, pondering in stillness with compassion and openness to learn anew. Difficult aspect to debate or get anywhere further (for most).

Compassion without wisdom knowledge insight is a gardening by night alone in need of light.

~robert of mayflower


Sept. 23 Mercury square Saturn, on 24th Mercury oppose Mars, on 25th Moon triggers Pluto/Saturn/Mercury/Mars; followed by Sept 29th Mars retrograde square Saturn making for a tough week (or two) of rough news, weather, emotions, economics, dirty fighting, and a renewed need for law and order of a higher order of wisdom truth compassion with teeth. Why does everything seem like its going backwards or retarded in growth. Why no higher truths and wisdom, higher callings of Love to arrest our divisive leanings.

Positive side of Saturn is yoga and meditation, Mars is mantra and virtuous actions brave for truth, Pluto is compassionate selflessness learning what is right for all, holy towards all, the most good for the many, sharing what one has.

“People’s concepts are terribly dependent upon the outer physical environment, and they must be dissolved by what spiritual science can stream out into humanity.”

~Rudolf Steiner, ‘the Karma of Materialism’.


October 1st 5:05 pm EST, Full Moon in Aries. 


“it is well to remember that in the last analysis, there is nothing else in the universe beside consciousness … thus being, in various states of consciousness, are the only reality in the world.”

~rudolf steiner, from ‘The Fifth Gospel’


October 16th New Moon in Libra.

October 31st Full Moon on Halloween in Taurus with Sun oppose Uranus. Extra crazy day of shake ups and changed plans. Dangerous few3 days here for taking risk, or over reacting, pushing too hard. Crazy sudden events or changes, storms or exchanges shift reality once again. Sudden fall (or sudden risings) of people and events.


November 3rd Election day, Mercury goes direct from retrograde 12:50 pm making for complete zany craziness and multitudinous information about ‘what is happening’. Many a new realization, a sudden shift in outcome or plans. Mercury in Libra wants fairness and co-equality in rights, service, surrender, heart and mind.

“One needs clairvoyant skills to discover spiritual scientific truths, but one doesn’t need them to live with these truths; for this one only needs a healthy understanding of what is presented.”

~Rudolf Steiner, Dec. 7, 1922


December 21st Winter Solstice Sun in Capricorn 5:02 am, Moon in Pisces enters Aries at 5:32 pm. Jupiter conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius at zero degree 1:21 pm (all this after Dec. 14 Solar Eclipse at 23 degree Sagittarius!) !!!  Clearly this aspect and months around it give world a sense of World Event, heaven and hell, tragedy and hope, real and surreal, awakening an individual and collective sense of spiritual identity, world karma good and bad, and either ‘in or out’ sense of the time, space, place, self.

Jupiter conjunct Saturn in air sign Aquarius, last time in Aquarius 1186 thru to 1226. This December till 2159,jupiter Saturn conjunct in air signs. This time period is an opportunity to incorporate and incarnate the high ideals of the Aquarian Age coming in few hundred year’s time. The ideals that all humanity is one family of brothers and sisters, that freedom of the Spirit, art, free thinking, culture and religion is flowering within each individual, that social and political justice is possible, that an economics of brotherly love is possible, that an awakening to world peace and health, wisdom and compassion, truth and love for all the earth is possible.

The astrological chart for the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction winter solstice in Aquarius, set for Washington DC, reveals zero degree Taurus rising sign at midpoint of Mars/Uranus- A sense prevails at this time for intensified creative action, freedom, independence and bravado. Danger of conflict, upsets, travel troubles, accident, storm nature or man-made mishap. Hopefully this aspect indicated courage and truth, sudden rise to the occasion, a raising up to higher levels of awareness, consciousness, healing, and insight: especially for earth signs (Taurus/Capricorn/Virgo). Scorpio, Aquarius, Leo will feel the pressure to rise above ego attachment and help out, do something new, to better the situation at hand.

With Sun/Mercury in Capricorn trine to the Taurus Ascendant, many folks experience divine intervention, angelic help, spiritual insight and revelation, higher virtues and spiritual potentials afoot and at work. Many folks waking up to what’s really up and what we individually and collectively can do about problems/troubles at hand.

Pluto at midheaven of Jupiter/Saturn chart indicates world trouble, financial fears, political conflict, collective need for change or higher attunement, compassionate action. Pluto Midheaven is an encounter with the ‘devil’ or what is called the ‘anti-Christ’. Also danger from dictators or severe authoritarians. Strong projections of guilt or shame, blame, manipulating others behavior. The higher octave is selfless wisdom compassion for all, seeking solutions that offer the most for the many. Pluto is the alchemy of forgiveness, letting go and letting ‘God’, moving on to what one ought to be doing. A sense of ‘duty’, ‘dharma’, truth and right work freeing spirit and soul creativity, joy, fellowship.

Moon/Neptune together is Pisces portends then of many a spiritual experience as well as many a mistake on perceptions of what’s happening, what’s up. None-the-less, many a spiritual and inner to inner encounter happening around this time, and times to come. Perhaps ‘The Second Coming of Christ’ in the Etheric as Rudolf Steiner predicted, is activated this winter and coming months, years.

With Venus in Sagittarius nearing opposition to North Node in Gemini, many serious spiritually minded love connection for better futures being made.

This Jupiter and Saturn conjunct in Aquarius will have a serious effect on social cultural trends, mind sets, soul moods, and spirited happenings. Strong lasting effects for coming months, coming years.

I feel it important to be somewhat well versed in spiritual virtue minded teachings of HP Blavatsky’s Theosophy, Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy, Tibetan Buddhism via Gelek Rimpoche, Dalai Lama, Geshe Keltsang Gyatso. Also Manly Hall, Neo-Platonism, Hermetics, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork. Such teachings will help prepare ones mind soul heart to deal with challenges and opportunities ahead of us.


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“We can note that a materialistically or monistically minded person, although knowing nothing of this experience, does have this fear in face of the spiritual world in the depths of his soul. There lives in such a person a certain antipathy to confronting the abyss that must be crossed; and to help him get past this fear, this anxiety in the soul in face of the spiritual world, the monist or materialist thinks out his theories and denies the spiritual world; this denial is nothing other than a self-induced anesthesia in face of his fear. This is the real explanation for materialism. As unsympathetic as it may sound, for one who knows the soul it is evident that in a meeting of materialistic monists, or those who deny soul and spirit, there prevails only the fear in the face of the spiritual world. One could say mockingly that fear-mongering is the basis of materialism, and although it is mocking it is nevertheless true. In materialistic literature, in the materialistic world conception, the spiritual investigator recognizes everywhere between the lines fear and anxiety in face of the spiritual world. What in ordinary life appears as materialism, however, as the soul condition present when a person is a materialist or a materialistically tinged monist, can also be present when a person arrives through definite measures at a certain spiritual vision. One can go through certain exercises in the soul and develop thereby from a more-or-less unhealthy soul condition to a more-or-less spiritual comprehension, yet one need not come by this means to a real understanding of the nature of the spiritual world. In a certain way one can carry up into the spiritual something of this fear about which one knows nothing, which has already been characterized and which underlies the materialistically minded person in the ordinary world.

If one does not grasp this connection, one can carry up into the spiritual world something that is terribly widespread in ordinary life: the love of ease of thinking, the love of ease of feeling. Fear is closely akin to love of ease, to clinging to habit. Why is man afraid of changing his situation? Because he loves his ease and comfort. This love of ease is closely related to fear. We have already described the basis for hatred; in the same way one can also say that lassitude, love of ease, are closely related to fear. One can, however, carry this love of ease up into the spiritual world. No one ought to object that human beings show no evidence of fear or love of ease, for this is again characteristic; it is characteristic that the ordinary mood of soul knows nothing of these things rooted in the subconscious. If man carries fear into the spiritual world, already having developed to the point of acknowledging the spiritual world, then an error arises in a spiritual region, an error that is extraordinarily important to consider the leaning toward phenomenalism.

People who become subject to this leaning become, rather than spiritual investigators, “specter-seers” (to express it crassly), those who see ghosts (Gespensterschauer); they become possessed by a leaning toward phenomenalism. This means that they want to see the spiritual world in the same way as the sense world is to be seen; they do not want to perceive spiritual facts, spiritual beings, but something similar to the beings that the sensory eye can behold. In short, instead of spirits they want to behold specters, ghosts. The error of spiritualism (this is not to say that all spiritualism is unjustified) consists of this leaning toward phenomenalism. Just as the ordinary, everyday materialist wants to see only matter everywhere and not the spirit behind matter, so does he who brings to the spiritual world the same soul condition that actually exists in materialism want to see everywhere only ghostlike, condensed spirits.

This is one dangerous extreme of error that can emerge. One must say that this tendency to carry the ordinary field of consciousness up into the super-sensible field of consciousness exists in the widest circles, even among those who fully recognize a “spiritual world” and want “proof” of a spiritual world. The error here, however, lies in considering a proof valid only if it takes place in the realm of phenomenalism; it lies in considering that everything should be like condensed ghosts. Here something arises that was called in the beginning of our study a stupor, losing consciousness in relation to the spiritual world.”

~Rudolf Steiner, Errors in Spiritual Investigation, Meeting the Guardian of the Threshold March 6, 1913.

(see Rudolf Steiner Archive & e.Lib, or Mayflower Bookshop for this and more of Rudolf Steiner’s books!).


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Robert Thibodeau
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