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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There is no past we can bring back by longing for it.
There is only an eternal now
that builds and creates out of the past
something new and better.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom,
not a guide by which to live.
~Robert Kennedy (i guy a met and shaked hands with,
shared eyes and a few words with; i will never be the same.)

With the recent Jupiter retrograde trine Neptune, the big picture is in view but not totally manifesting, quirks in friends and relatives disrupt the beautific dream. Irrational exuberance? If everything is so perfect why aren’t you happy? Water signs (Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer) dreaming out, leaping for heaven, some make big splash, others splashed with cold water waking em up. Jupiter/Neptune aspects can be too idealistic or lazy, wishing to play not work, wanting something for nothing and trips for free. Oil prices and Movies experiencing extreme highs and lows (Jupiter/Neptune), as well as Euros up and down, Bitcoin too; lots of roller coaster rides going in circles? . Jupiter/Neptune aspects can be expressive of very idealistic dreamy magical love, relationship, marriage; but due to Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio, there may be a conflict of desire and mutually aligned futures. It certainly doesn’t help Jupiter’s expansive joyous outgoings and Neptunes dreamboat fantasies, to have Saturn/Pluto midpoint at Jupiter/Neptune’s midpoint; holy ‘cowabunga’ and carelessness with the big love holds us all? This could also be related to Supreme Court in USA overturning national gambling ban opening up the door to legalized gambling everywhere and more poor humans losing money while a very few win. Worries about money matters, health, separations due to sickness or wrong ideas, possible small beginnings for big returns, or big adventures with little return. S/P (saturn/pluto) demands reality from J/N (jupiter/neptune) big dreams and holy smoke, legalizing marijuana pushes forward. J/N requests and quests for fun and joy, creativity escapism and/or bit of heaven. If S/P demands hard work too much cold reality may dampen party. With Mars recent involvement, some very pushing for their agenda. April/May, the beautiful outer appearance and hot dream is cooling off with a more real picture appearing as how to get from here to there and what work needs to be done emerges. None-the-less, Love aspects nearly override all negatives come early June. Come July double eclipse and Aug.1st return of Mars square Uranus (again Sept. 18th), many a buckaroo wild horse ride ahead. Mars is outspokenness and brave action, strong thrusts forward, but Uranus demands high truth and accurate higher octave motivation and technique …., or things tend to back fire, suddenly twist and turn, return, or crash and burn, reverse or get maddeningly feisty competitive argumentative. Here patient good work and honesty for the good of all eventually prevails. Premature action or hasty quick knee jerk reactions backfire or waylay. Early fixed signs of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius feel the heat or are applying the heat to quicken the pace or cut out, part, separate.

Do not be afraid of your difficulties.Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity.

Love and Hate make you immortal, choose love.
-my memory of Gelek Rinpoche comment. Choosing is the active ingredient.

Saturn retrograde trine Uranus, big changes but not all the pieces of the puzzle fit the form of the day to day or practical necessities. Its kind of a Bob Seger song lyric, “You just can’t have it all” and it doesn’t all fit in the car anyway. Saturn wants security and predictability, Uranus wants progressive change and forward motion, progress. Here earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo are favored when making realistic earthy plans practical and long term secure, yet progressive. Patience is key to see this creative process through into end of year.

“You will not be good teachers if you focus only on what you do and not upon who you are.”
― Rudolf Steiner

If you are willing to learn, anything could happen! ~Plato

Where there is learning, there is freedom; where there is freedom, there is learning. Ultimately there is no learning, no real schooling without the study and listening to the cycles of nature and her seasons of work and play, rest and renewal. That there is an inner and outer nature, and a stillness beyond yet holding it all, is imperative. Without a trinity, all is lost. Call it everything, nothing, and a mind; religion, philosophy, and science; Spirit, matter, mind; call it love, truth, and a will to still go on no matter; there is a trinity ~ you, me, and the holy space around and in-between , if you know what i mean and what is yet to be explored and dreamed into new worlds.
~robert of mayflower

Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus throws strong holistic healing message out, but also increased time of aggression, violence, hurtful painful ways of interacting. Yet Genius can also be at play, and for some a quickening of higher intelligence, creativity, and freedom. Here the way or means is the end result too. Some throw a strong ultimatum , ’Play by these rules or the game is over and all the toys will be removed’. Mars is desire or force, externalization of will, hopefully an Aquarian ideal of equality, freedom, happiness, and what is good for everybody, is at play.
Square to Uranus, Mars gives sense of urgency, now or never. Mars/Uranus can be violence as in crashes/shootings/harsh words or actions causing strong reactions (such is in news daily). Mars/Uranus is also lightening or storm (as in UK and France), wanting to throw things out, or wanting new but unable to process or compost old. Mars/Uranus can be moments of genius words and action, but it can also be momentary chaos and negative criticism or mean hearted action. On a positive note, Mars is Michaelic Courage, ArcAngel daring, and Manjushri cut through it all wisdom. Yet remember Bobby Kennedy’s words, “Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.”

In order to approach theosophy, steiner, blavatsky, plotinus, manly hall, magic, tibetan buddhism, macrobiotics, yoga, meditation, diet and health, mindfulness and dharma, with full cognition and ultimate possibility, it is necessary to fully attune your soul mind spirit totally to such truth and ultimate love. Don’t fool yourself, invest wisely and 100%, some vehicles to life are worth every penny of time.
-robert of mayflower, ‘Where Steiner meets theosophy, buddha, and Gelek.

And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the ‘Lord of Phosphorus,’ and Lucifer, or ‘Light-Bearer,’ is in us: it is our Mind. ~HPB. ps. Freedom demands we transform negativity and separateness, composting negativity and separateness into a sense that the whole world is really one big garden. Learning to garden in the spirit soul to soul is the whole secret of transforming, composting, evil into goodness, friendship, peace for the world. Heaven and Hell at the same time and place, space and moment; its the purity of the mind that chooses one or the other. Train the mind in virtue, theosophy and anthroposophy, buddhism and Osho good start! ~rt

“Life is a short spell; but love is an infinite well,
an eternal star, an ever setting sun heart in heart.”
~Trebore Tau Bodhi

Sun/Saturn conjunction last winter solstice dec 20th 2017 giving early warning shots of coming Saturn Pluto conjunction 2020, along with sense of need to control, especially if others are not in control. Extremes in weather and behaviour. Security and freedom, rootedness and sure growth, short term and long run with at odds or learn to work and play together. Cardinal Signs Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra need be strong and self willed for desired goals and long term investment of self, time, money; yet also need to be flexible and more fun loving. All play and no work has no future, all work and no play has no present.

“The time has come to realize that supersensible knowledge has now to arise from the materialistic grave.”
― Rudolf Steiner

Currently, Chiron went into Aries, Uranus into Taurus, Mars into Aquarius.
Everything is trying to be new or renewed, unique in appearance and genuinely individualized, novel and marvelously brash and fabulously fashionable. On the other hand the Saturn/Pluto wants something old and classic, something old fashion romantic and terribly practical, rustic, antiquitous, and wise or prudent. Bit of a clash.

Yet early June Venus trines jupiter/neptune, but also Venus opposes Pluto, then Sun square Neptune. With Neptune these days in rough square to Jupiter/Saturn midpoint, there is an attempt of materialize spiritual and highly idealistic even futuristic ideals of happiness, versus wanting to escape, jump into fantasy, over feel everything and take it too personally. Also danger of delusional or illusive thinking and feeling getting in the way of true aims and workings. Things for such mutable sights may get lost in the shuffle of dreams. fantasies. unfulfilled or unrealistic goals or needs. With Jupiter now making what many consider good aspects, ponder that Jupiter is now square to the Pluto/Neptune midpoint indicating possible great gains for some, great losses for others, or a price to pay for misuse of resources, self, or other. Also an indication that personal pleasures and joys that don’t embrace a World Conception attempting to hold us all, a future that doesn’t ethically embrace world realities and a big picture holding all the planets long term interest, is doomed to fail in some collective or personal way. Earth Changes and destruction of nature need be further researched and assessed in light of Spiritual Science. The loss of the honey bee due to pesticides and mono cropping is another need to be looked into deeply for solution. Such aspects are indicative of how many people are losing their old or outworn social identity and are presently seeking new or renewed ways to relate to the greater world around them as well as deeper wiser inner stillness of self.

The exercise of magical power is the exercise of natural powers, but superior to the ordinary functions of Nature. A miracle is not a violation of the laws of Nature, except for ignorant people. Magic is but a science, a profound knowledge of the Occult forces in Nature, and of the laws governing the visible or the invisible world. Spiritualism in the hands of an adept becomes Magic, for he is learned in the art of blending together the laws of the Universe, without breaking any of them and thereby violating Nature. ~H.P.Blavatsky

Only those who dare to fall greatly can ever achieve greatly.
~Robert Kennedy.

Dark Moon Lilith in Capricorn (control and conquer, think long term or is this short contract, law and love/sex, rules maintained or broken and sub sequential karma) conjunct Pluto April/May, along with Dark Moon Lilith conjunct Jupiter/Neptune midpoint may have thrown many into insatiable crazy love, as well as crazy possessiveness, obsessiveness, dark star adventure with many a kink to be ironed out; Many still feeling it in June. Come end of first week in August Dark Moon Lilith enters experimental and novel try anything once or twice Aquarius. Come late August into September, look out, Aquarian Dark Moon Lilith square retrograde Uranus! May reveal how much we all need to rethink love and sex, marriage and relations; may need a completely new vision and voice and plan that will stop the abusive man club cave and re-envision what new ways of seeing love and sex so so many aren’t continuing to break the rules yet demand others to obey!?! Much freedom of expression and cutting edge creative new fashion, music, the arts, as well as an anything goes attitude. Here ‘Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac and venusian persuation’ if you will. Take care to look out for the thoughtless fling and exotic tattoo on your mind soul. Also here comes the sex dolls, more crazy mad love escapades, TV and Movie Love Fools available for mass indulgence and psychological emotional dismemberment and dare devil fool heartedness, unruly off the wall antiques as well as strong scrutiny and moral critique. For many, its freedom from the known and an adventure into higher minded full heartedness.

Art, reappearing color and soul, is eternal. We can love a thousand times more, don’t be attached to the form it takes; keep the whole world in mind, but mind the moment you are in. Here flowers dream.
~robert of mayflower

First Lady Melania , the President’s wife’s hospitalization may give indication of her having an 8 degree Capricorn Moon, with Saturn there expect a long slow recovery, and/or some serious rethink of feelings and commitment. Also may indicate she has a late Gemini or early Cancer Rising Sign Ascendent or Rising Sign. If this true, then Melania has Aries midheaven with Chiron conjunct it with her own aim to be a maverick unique individual. With Saturn conjunct her Moon in June she is laying way back and long term planning. She has very good aspects in coming years making for a most unique and creative individual attaining much personal success and happiness. At the moment she is most likely totally transforming inside out and deepening her mind stream with ennobling higher virtue prayers. Saturn is slow but sure here i think. With Uranus transit heading for her natal Sun next summer but closing in now, she may be about to ascend to higher levels of consciousness, learn to do anything she puts her mind too, and may well become a super hero. At the moment the wisdom that can only come through time and suffering on this planet are awakening a new selfless wisdom, world wisdom and bottom line. Big decisions are being chewed on and new wisdoms are at hand (Saturn), as well as need for patience, perseverance, and endearing endurance. Uranus is freedom and higher intelligence, and bringing it up to the next higher level, Saturn at the moment is sit back and be still to know. Any unsureness or uncertainty will need time to make sure. Blessings of healing, wholeness, all that is good to Melania, First Lady.

Home and Housing prices seem to be rising twice what wages and inflation are covering. Oopps ….another dumb bubble to drop punt and pop next summer if not before. Gosh, when we gonna get clean air, water, education for children, love and truth is greater than power guns, money, and ego. Yea, those things smart cool, but without love and compassion for all earth ~ dumb gets dumber.

Saturn Rx. transit squaring UK Ascendent at 7 Libra. Neptune/Pluto midpoint conjunct UK Venus, while Venus opposing UK Saturn then goes on to oppose Pluto. Not a lot of love going on there these days. Increasing violence and split identity , karma, catching up there. Ego and criticism without right alternative view and solution leading to cold wars and rejection, anger, and lack of compassion.

Hawaii Anyone? Lots of quakes and volcanoes waking up these daze. Hi Good By Hawaii? Well, if you look at the horoscope of Ka’Iulani, Princess of Hawaii, who mysteriously got thrown out , and died in late 1880’s when Theosophy and Steiner arose; you may get some insight into Goddess Revenge. Jupiter the planet of fun and overriding others for one’s own fun or social life, truth, music, and muse; is conjunct now the Princess of Hawaii’s Dark Moon Lilith. Also Uranus sudden eruption and revolution, is now conjunct her Neptune at 1 degree Taurus. Holy yikes and holy smoke. Volcanoes purify the upper airs, just like fights, war, violence wipe out lower airs; none of it is exactly enlightened, but from an esoteric point of view; unless we find higher peace and love, compassion and truth within us to stop wars; life keeps teaching us the hard way. Uranus transit now is also opposing her Venus; Hawaii needs to find a new way to love! Four five years and ears down the road, when Uranus in sky conjuncts her Moon/Pluto conjunct at 22-23 Taurus, a whole new Hawaii be happening. Pluto now in 4-5 years coming to conjunct her Mars may be giving ill omens to happiness and joy living in them parts.
As for Hawaii chart as a state, the astrological starry insights give this; Neptune transit in sky is square to Hawaii’s Venus for awhile, Love now needs lots of truth and reality and no false escapism into luciferic wonderlands. Ok, that was a bit too Steiner like. Nep square Venus is only higher love works now, everything else is melting in fire and false dreams, or whatever it is beyond this. Still esoteric, i know. Neptune is a response to pollution, the voice of the Great Mother, the Dream real or not real, revealed. Uranus in the sky is about to trine Hawaii natal Pluto….., freedom through higher truths is at hand. New ways to transcend dumb psycho drama is at hand. Tough road, i agree. Pluto transit nearing bottom of the chart indicates Hawaii is bottoming out and in coming year or two going deeper than ever into death and rebirth, compassion love tolerance helpfulness to neighbors, to rising from suffering into new lands, new futures, renewed faith in the heart and mind, soul and spirit of life. May peace and love win both land and sky, friend and foe, into mutual creativity holds us all whole and holy.

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
——Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Detroit –
In looking at Detroit’s Astrology Chart of July 23, 1701, 4:51pm when Cadillac founded city, Detroit has a 0 Leo Sun with Mars at nearly 28 Cancer. Well, recently Mars transit as well as Uranus squared and opposed Detroit’s Sun and Mars. The Mayor, and others, recently spoke of Detroit being the most violent city in the USA and school children having the lost scores of intelligence in USA. With Neptune transit squaring Detroit’s Moon at 15 Pisces, it doesn’t fair well in the future when all the before mentioned aspects, due to retrograde motion, return in august through early november 2018. In March and June 2020, Saturn will oppose Detroit’s Sun; then good tough rules will come into play as well as beginnings of bottom up structure supporting home, family, education, dealing with pollution problems. Jupiter and Saturn together in conjunction will oppose Detroit Sun by exact degree in December 2020. Then on look for Detroit to for real become world class city bottoms up, top down. In feb/March, and May/June, and Oct. 2019, Jupiter conjuncts Detroit’s Ascending/Rising Sign making for much hoopla and monies thrown around for many a project and wild speculation, much happiness due to greater sense of leadership and spiritual uplifting events, positive sense of brotherliness and sisterhood, community and family, all as friends. But it really takes till 2020 to lock into long term for sure success, health, and wealth for the city of detroit. That’s my prediction. Detroit’s Sagittarius rising gives it that blunt frank up front honest approach. Leo Sun a zero degrees gives us lots of amateur egos. Mars/Uranus in Cancer the guns, anger, aggressive, purple gang mentality, but also the fight for freedom and justice and a higher more virtuous way to go. Jupiter/Moon/Saturn in Pisces gives us that psychic intuitive, home family friends good work wish and dream that is time will occur again and again till we get it right. Midheaven in Libra is goal of equality and relationship to all life. Venus conjunct Pluto node in Leo makes for the gambling, strip clubs, undercover night life, erotic, and secretive stuff. Up side of that is a search for love that transcends death and fear. A search for love as higher identity; also the redemption of the dark feminine. See the books, ‘Running with the Wolves’, ‘The Sacred Prostitute’, ‘The Pregnant Virgin’, Marion Woodman Books. Also see ‘The King Warrior Magician Lover’. The Voice of the Silence can be helpful here too, its by Blavatsky. Detroit’s Dark Moon Lilith conjunct Neptune in Aries is another story in itself, but we’d have to go back to Plum Street, the Grande Ballroom, Monteith College at Wayne State, and when Belle Isle and the Detroit River were mystic magical divine centers. Whew! It has to do with the sensuous first one’s out of the box, the early wild music scenes and riots for higher reason and rhyme, love and truth. Detroit needs more of this archetypal wild woman, Artemis, Persephone, Ishtar and more!

There are two things
children should get from their parents:
roots and wings.
~~~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Astrology News for June from Robert of Mayflower~~~

Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else, perhaps a person we could have never dreamed nor ever were.
-robert of mayflower, ‘Where Steiner meets Osho.’

June 1st-2nd-3rd Mercury trine Mars in air signs signifying meeting and agreeing of minds, contracts, plans, good notions, accurate observations. Also Venus trine Jupiter, and Venus trine Neptune in water signs all in grand trine makes for beautiful love imaginations and fantasies or futures . Great days for creative play, writing, communicating, making friends, healing old scenarios and suffering patterns, envisioning and planning one’s highest self, goals,greatest adventure; time to be the love and truth you want to see in the world. Sense of fulfilling one’s destiny or linking up to good, true, beautiful. If one has their feet practically on the ground this can be a most enlivening and flowering time for love, friends, family, mother nature, mothering and being mothered. Certainly a great time for yoga, mediation, attuning the the highest principles of truth, life, love, compassion, and virtue mind. Dumb sucker or dreaming into better futures? Hard to tell eh? Trust no one but yourself? Be still to know.

June 5th Sun conjunct Mercury in Gemini reveals things needing real honest assessing and evaluating, Venus in Cancer oppose Pluto in Capricorn puts some high flyers and false dreamers in quick checkmate. Such aspect brings out the crazy emotions, jealousy, anger, negative emotions, a sense of let down or being caught in the past, or some negative pattern. Gamblers beware of being set up to lose if not practical in projections and dreams. A wake up call for many. Difficult aspect for addicts (of anything), bad shoppers, mad lovers obsessed and kinky, weird control freaks, and lack of security. Love can go south here. Feelings of loss or rejection abound. Secrets get revealed. All isn’t what it was made out to be. On positive note, sense of protecting valuables, honor, home, little ones; a sense of depth and commitment, hopefully not making one feel stuck or tied down, depressed or negative. Good aspect for cleaning, fixing up, repairing, restoring, renewing sense of compassion for all who suffer and a selfless willingness to keep learning till one can help the world round find more loving peace and co-creative freedom. For some a sense of ending, completion, death. For others birth, loving anew, pulling weeds, cleaning, making sacred again the space for good things to happen.

“Feelings are for the soul what food is for the body.”
-attributed to Steiner

June 6 Mercury square Neptune. Emotions may fall short of logic. Tell the truth, but better yet, live it. Assume you can’t wait for the other to make you happy, be the love you are looking for. Dream but be practical. Some may be hiding something, others exposing. Creative imagination needs outlet. Avoid distractions to main goal to achieve. Read the fine print, avoid gambles or taking unwarranted chance. Perhaps good for artistic or future planning if one is patient. Need to stay present and not let past and/or future lure you out of ‘be here now’ take a good look. Work present for better future. This leads into next day with more false news, fake news, false projections, lies or deceit. Or is it artistic wish to divine the divine and change the future from road presently on? Many sudden shifts in plans. Strange dreams and psychic persuation abounds. Trust nothing you see, half of what you feel, and all that is here now rather than in past or future. Demonizing anyone other than our own ‘habit’ we wear, our own seeing feeding nourishing separateness/shame/blame, is foolish at best, victimizing of self and other at worse. Vanquish demons by calm abiding space equanimity and gardening. Plants won’t lie to you.

*Recent Pluto opposing USA SUN in CANCER Mom Sign? American women birth rate for children at the lowest rate on record, the number of babies born in the U.S.A. last year dropped to a 30-year low. -see “Births Hit Lowest Number Since 1987,” Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2018. Or is it Neptune transit squaring Mars/Uranus midpoint heading for square to Mars while opposing Neptune and midheaven in Virgo, Men becoming impotent. Good at war though eh? Where the Gardeners! USA Pluto return late Capricorn in second house portends of need to return to what really matters, rather than dreaming out into getting richer and richer, higher and higher, and never stopping to grow the roses, forget smelling em, grow em; save the bees, get the beeswax out of your ears and into the soil!

Always write a poem a day,
people will think you crazy
and leave you alone
with Plato,
Hermès, and Athena.
If that’s not enough
To have a party,
Nothing will work.
~robert of mayflower

June 7th Sun square Neptune, Read June 6th leading into this. Neptune can be weird storms, volcanoes, floods, or delusions and false dreams. Good to know if you are dreaming. One can fantasize but know you are. Often with such aspects last few days, media and news full of misleading facts, propaganda, lies, or bizarre craziness to distract real news and hard facts. Good for the muse, music, spiritual insights, flowers, art, poetics, dreamy idealistic romance. If inspired, one is a whirlwind of inspiration; otherwise, little work gets done, feelings of being spacey or out of it, danger of food spoilage, temptation to play hooky. Mystical feelings of union and communion or opposite, loss of common sense and rational mind? Psychic insights are to be had, but keep your common sense.
Mars conjunction South Node at this time adds to the mix with strong unconscious drives for relationship based on physical needs, or sex; while other relations otherworldly and spiritual, but not practical nor incarnated, dreamy too dreaming to come true. Some quarrel and force issue coming across egotistical or selfish. Positive expression is a release of superior force and bravado for purpose of helping self and others to progress pure and simple. A middle way works, tibetan buddhist like. Osho’s Book of Secrets could work, but who is daring enough to live that life, most use spiritual secrets to get their desires fulfilled then take off. Damn. Where are the good guys gals when you need em?! May Truth and stillness listening conquer our distractions, may dharma capture our imagination to matter day to day, life to life, until all the world is divining the divine in each other (rather than projecting at others and demonizing impotent to help awaken, heal or nourish becoming being peace).

You have neither friends nor enemies, you only have teachers. Some show you what to do and you will learn to be like them. Some show you what not to do, or you will end up like them. Keep learning, keep open, then miracles can happen. All miracles spark from a willingness to keep learning. Selflessness and openness to learn is real magic, miracle. -robert of mayflower

The Eternal Feminine leads us forever ON! -Goethe

June 8th Venus oppose Dark Moon Lilith. Get ready, this is a wild one, good and bad. Intense spiritual meetings, redemption of extremes in finding balance, heart of the middle way. Old wisdom meets eternal puer, angels of destiny and redemption. On the other hand some pretty lusty feelings and emotions play with the eternal and temporal elements meeting at this time. In May Dark Moon Lilith in sky made a conjunction with Pluto triggering the wild woman archetype to get wilder and wilder in woman and man. This can be good or bad. Some feel betrayed, others waylaid; some feel empowered but without higher love and truth, enjoy the hour. Yet this can be a putting the separate self, the ego betrays the Higher Self, the Christos, Hermes, Christ, in check. We need divine check mates. Check out the news for how many instinctive astral urges are now in trouble for speech or action, and how many still try to ‘take it to the limit, one more time’ as the music band the Eagles once sang. This May aspect triggered many to attempt to find the most sensuous thing and disappear ‘Lucy in the sky’ like, melt down. Others Volcanic exploded. Ok, if this doesn’t make sense, try this; many are desperate for love or desire or wanted goal and are ready to run over anyone and everyone who gets in the way. That better. Still others, are divining the divine juicy sensual holy in every moment and every person. Some are prisoners of their dream, and others are freed in it. Takes a bit of time to see who is who and what is what; but come June 8th, and the week after, we will see who’s boat is seaworthy. Venus opposing Dark Moon Lilith is not good for grand standing but can be a very good aspect for learning to love differences, learning to shine truth and love and let go of attachment to results, as the Bhagavad Gita teaches (see William Q. Judge edition). The 20-21st of July the Sun opposes Dark Moon Lilith. Look for the strong rise of women to power, while other women quick fall from power. Such aspects have an auric envelop of influence days or even week or two before and/or after. Very strong love urges prevalent, urge to matter, to spirit. Strong need for Dharma mind and perhaps NeoPlatonic thought to see the way through clear and bright in Sophia the Goddess’s Holy Light!
August 10th and 11th Mars in Aquarius going retrograde conjuncts Dark Moon Lilith, Whew! Tarzan now a wall street broker meets Jane now a wild woman from “She would never say, where she came from; yesterday don’t matter, if its gone”, the return of Artemis and the Voice of the Goddess? Conflicting times if you don’t have a good road map (right books from Mayflower Bookshop on Virtue Mind Training and the new Mystery Schools of Love and Truth awakening voice and mind of the Heart of Hearts!).

Let Artemis, Athena, Diana, Dionysus and Orpheus sing in your heart to fulfill your destiny and graduation thesis, read the curving inundating rhythms of the seasons/month/evening and circling stars for your master thesis; then again, just play the instrument.
-Trebore Tau Bodhi

June 8th, My friend Marianne Williamson
‘Love America Tour’ TALK at 7 pm friday night
at Detroit Unity Temple, 17505 Second Ave. Detroit
call (313 345-4848 or details or get tickets at

June 12 Robert of Mayflower’s Astrology Readings, along with ‘how to do’, the Psychic Intuitive Art Science of Astrology Talk by robert thibodeau of mayflower bookshop at Birmingham CommunityHouse. Readings to Audience!. 7 to 9 pm, $30.

June 13 New Moon 22 Gemini, brings sense of diversity and diverse expressions or opportunities galore next few weeks. Lots of things to do, try to catch up to unfinished so to get everything done or complete at both home and work so to be free in days to come.

There is no meaning to life, we make it meaningful; or not.
Be the love, the truth, you waiting for. Be it, listen, nourish only the eternal in each other. ~rt

June 14th, Venus square Uranus; creative sparks, a new reaching out, wanting to quicken things up. For some, upsets in feelings or love, or is it new insights and shifts of how to appreciate or care for friends and loved ones? Mid June has Mars conjunct Jupiter/Uranus midpoint, can be very lucky or unlucky in love and money, depending on what other transits one has in their chart. Possible peaceful change for the better. For coming 7 days many attempts to mend the fence, make peace, reconciliations, novel new ways of relating and connecting.

If we never believe in ourselves in deeply rooted feelings there is something higher than ourselves, we will never find strength to evolve into something higher. If we never believe in others in deeper yet feelings that there is something deeper than our self, we will never find the truth there is something deeper than self holds, nourishes, weathers all of us; and we are each and all, all of us. Wake up in your dream and see. -robert of mayflower, ‘Where Steiner meets Osho and Hermetics Neoplatonic’.

Weird fact ~ Virginity restoring surgical operations at all time high, also birth rate at a low. Junk sex and junk food at all time high. Guardian newspaper says one out of ten websites has something kinky or porn on it. Now making and selling sex robots and toys. Where the romance of the soul, the higher self? There are sex classes but where are the love classes, the higher octave spiritual love?

June 21 Venus in Leo oppose Mars in Aquarius during Summer Solstice. For better and/or worse, confrontations, strong polarities in sex and love, friendship and family, ego and egoless. To re-establish or to feel separated from. Some shine, others get a shiner. Lovers fight argue, conflict or oppose, possible mishaps, accidents, rudeness or overly strong vs over sensitive hurt. Some behave like dogs and cats, others have a wild but good good time. Separateness ego desire or want/need may clash with sense of greater whole, family or community. Freedom vs security/control irritate or make edgy the auric field and day. Lots of energy if one knows how to use it. Good to know what you don’t want avoiding unnecessary hassles. Drive safe and slow, avoid road rage or arguments going nowhere fast.

The ultimate secret of lovers is that someone has to surrender, or is it someone has to spark? But surrender to what? The eternal highest truth, the deepest rootless root, stillness distilling every experience into elixir of enlightenment? Sparking what? A song invokes the land under our feet, our distant and close neighbors to meet? A weaving of every truth and love this planet ever felt into a rosary mala of love frees the song in our heart? At best we have half truths (hermetic means half revealed half concealed), till the other gets it. Sometimes we are ‘the other’. Don’t be an alien, love the earth.
`robert of mayflower

There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.
-Robert Kennedy

“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” ~Marianne Williamson

June 23 Mercury oppose Pluto makes for difficult communication unless much wisdom hindsight and compassionate loving kindness in play. Facilitate lasting wisdom, gain insight from the past not to repeat it. Plant seeds and support one another’s higher self or wholeness journey. Avoid getting stuck on details and derailing from the track. This may be tough travel or communication day for some. For others deeper insights and further research prosper. Secret and opposing views warp the field of space.

“Wherever you’ve been, and whatever you’ve done so far, your entire life was building up to this moment. Now is the time to burst forth into your greatness, a greatness you could never have achieved without going through exactly the things you’ve gone.” ~Marianne Williamson

Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled – thus one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all talk of development is empty. -Rudolf Steiner

June 25th Venus square Jupiter. Love abounds, take care not to over do it. Watch needless expenditure, yet some things are worth shooting for, freedom of space, giving space,feeling both earth and star!

There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

June 26th Mars goes retrograde until August 27th, from 9 Aquarius to 28 Capricorn. The desire for the new freedoms get frustrated with needs for security and reliable regularity. Innovations and situations of love, relations, sex, flings for new desires or bigger stomping grounds need to reflect, think before rashly acting, and patiently work for long term practical goals and not flings of imaginative fancy that may now back fire on you. Some think this not a good time to initiate conflict, struggle, war, new projects without danger of backlash or failure. Mars wants to act, do something, be physical. Good for yoga and gardening, cleaning, revisiting friends and goals, but perhaps tricky when voyaging into new territory without being well thought out. The Sun/Saturn is lack of control or too much control squashing creativity and freedom. Bad time to be angry, demanding, aggressive or possessive, over assertive or flamboyantly blurting proclamations. Full Moon in Capricorn gives further vibe to this mars retrograde time. Some get hard worked for respect and good prospect, others get hard karma demanding further work or paying past debts. Such aspect is most strongly affecting early Fixed signs Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius planets, and late Cardinal Signs houses and planets of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, Aries (Next Mars retrograde in 2020, Sept 9th to November 13). This Mars retrograde late June into August may be a tough one. July 19-20 Mars will conjunct S.Node. On day Mars goes retrograde, Mars is opposing Venus, and the Sun opposes Saturn exactly.

“We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
——Louis D. Brandeis

June 27 Sun oppose Saturn tends to force reality and long term goals into affects and effects onto the days here. Some fall from airy fairy dreamy sweet nothings to terra firm ground. Some choose to stay home more often. Some study and prepare for better days and nights. Some see the fruitions of their good work. Doors close on some, certain events reach climax or ending or strong turning point, perhaps a sense of return or need to return. Happiness when alone. Hotter and colder, give love compassion and be patient.

Since the days of Greece and Rome, when the word ‘citizen’ was a title of honor, we have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities.
-Robert Kennedy (i met him, talked, touched. Love em and carry em in m’heart!)

Rise above the thorns of life long enough to know yourself a rose, a spirit roots earth and screams to be as vast as the sky and sun, circling stars and planets on the run singing one mantra; i love you, i love you, i love you. Be mad with love, all the others facts are maddening. Be One Truth, Love all in all even this moment still. ~rt.

June 30th Mercury square Uranus. Genius moments, mind reaching out further than grasp perhaps. For some tough communications and need to re-think or review, update, or get higher view. Avoid beating your point to death. Patience and loving kindness needed here. Need to tweak or make technical adjustment. Actions need to back up words, words need activate work, work needs to be smart not hasty. Good time for astrology or tarot reading or research.

Love and compassion, no matter how nuts and idealistic they seem, free us from ourselves long enough to see beyond our self, into a purpose and direction big enough to redeem our every past, enliven our every present and presence, and diving a future worth living into for the sake of each and everyone. ~robert of mayflower

-Robert of mayflower bookshop
2645 W. 12 Mile rd.
Berkley, Mi. 48072
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There is a knighthood of the 21st century Whose riders do not ride through the darkness Of physical forests, as of old, But through the forest of darkened minds. They are armed with a spiritual armour, And an inner sun makes them radiant. Out of them shines healing, Healing that flows from the knowledge Of the human being as a spiritual being. They must create inner order, inner justice, Peace, and conviction in the darkness of our time. They must learn to work side by side with angels.
~Karl König.

Tolerating organized crime promotes the cheap philosophy that everything is a racket. It promotes cynicism among adults. It contributes to the confusion of the young and to the increase of juvenile delinquency.
~robert kennedy