Monday, 30 August 2010

Opposition

I have  been away from this blog a lot  lately due to a variety of family activities : weddings visits etc. I have been travelling and visiting and basically preoccupied with a lot of stuff. It's been good to take a break and step back from constantly looking and analysing the planets and what they are doing.

Writing this blog has been a new experience and has brought up a lot of thoughts, insights etc re how I want to relate to Astrology. I began writing to provide some introduction to Astrology and also to myself ... for people who come to me for readings.  I was also writing an article for 'In Touch'  Reiki magazine and needed to do a more daily type astrology report...so began using this blog to practice.

I resisted this somewhat as I am more interested in personl birth charts and/or relationship charts, and tend to avoid getting bound up in the day to day sky. Not saying I am not looking, but I don't want my decisions and /or actions to be dictated by some idea of what the planets are telling me to do.  That feels too restrictive and prescriptive for my Uranus/Sun conjunction (freedom, independance).

Nonetheless, I have found myself writing a lot  about the daily sky because this year  has been so powerful and dynamic.  It's been a bit hard to ignore it. The Grand Cross at the Aries Point (beginning of the zodiac) heralds major transformation and change ...beginning with massive breakdown and upheaval. The world around us in a state of confusion and dissolution and it has been very interesting to examine what is going on...(which I have done in previous posts...click on blog titles on side bar)

The current opposition of Saturn  in Libra and Uranus in Aries brings the subject back to my own interest: Relationships. The Self.  Relationships are front and center with Venus and Mars and Saturn in Libra.
 There's a polarity going on that is creating a push pull between our own needs and those of others. There are obligations to others ( Saturn in Libra) fighting against the urge for freedom  ( Uranus ).  Uranus was in Aries,  but has recently gone retrograde and is back in Pisces for a short time. But the polarity still exists between our lessons, restrictions and obligations vs our need for freedom and independance. And Saturn in Libra brings it all into the realm of relatedness/relationships.

 The current retrograde into  Pisces brings us into the realm of dreams and the deeper unconscious... blurring   boundaries a little. Problem is Saturn insists on boundaries. So a little tension there as Saturn in Libra brings it's critical and challenging energy to how we relate to others. There's a need to be clear and a tendency not to be. Reality vs fantasy. With Saturn's influence, we can learn from these tensions and build better, stronger relationships... (once the dust settles...did I forget to mention Pluto is in the mix...squared Saturn...?!)  Pluto forces an end to the old and heralds profound change.

There is also currently a trine between  Mars/Venus together in Libra and Neptune/Chiron in Aquarius...bringing both vulnerablity and healing into the mix.

So if your relationships with others are feeling tense and or polarized...just know it is there for a reason and a chance to grow and learn through compromise and also...for the moment...compassion (Pisces).





Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Full Moon in Pisces



I am late for this blog... the Full Moon was yesterday... in Pisces. That's actually a very Piscean thing... to be late. In Pisces, boundaries are blurred and nothing is particularly solid. It's ruler, Neptune, rules the deep seas...and the uncounscious. What did you dream last night?

Moon in Pisces will call  to our deepest longings; our need to connect to the ineffable; our most hidden wishes. Neptune can signify great illusions as well as Divine Love (higher love). It is said to be the higher aspect of Venus, the planet of love and relatedness. So  Neptune calls us to our higher selves and our soul's inspirations.

It also can lead us down a path of fantasy and illusion. Its ilusiory misty veils can blur our vision and cause us to wander far from our path.  Drugs and escapism are a result of its siren call.

So listen carefully to what your heart truly desires. What is the true love vs the illusiory one?  What is your true longing vs those temporary distractions.

Watch how it's very subtle vibration is nonetheless very powerful, as the Full Moon in Pisces brings us into the watery etherial realms of the unconscious...and into our deepest self.

May all your dreams come true.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Keeping Up...



I am moving about a lot right now as I travel across Canada. I was late in my last post so the Moon is now already halfway through Gemini then tomorrow later in the day  it moves into Cancer. It's hard to keep up!  That's the thing about the Moon...it keeps moving. And it's also why Cancerians are said to be so moody and changeable...because they (we) are ruled by the Moon... (that's my story and I'm sticking to it...).

Anyway, the main think I thought I might point out is that yet again we will be experiencing  the current cosmic Grand Square. It is increased in potency yet again by the presence of Mars and Venus joining  Saturn's  opposition to Uranus and Jupiter and exactly squaring Pluto. Yikes!!  Might be some fireworks.

So....more of the same pressure, intensity, drama, pressure(did I already say that) choices, oppositions, surprises, push/pull, relationship issues....  lots of dynamic, creative energy. Out with the old in with the new. But don't expect it to happen overnight. This is about  long term change that's been coming a long long time.

I have written about the Grand Square a lot and if you want to read more you can scan back over the titles on the side bar for previous posts.

As a Cancer I am feeling it all rather intensely, though the T-square/Grand square is not exactly on my own planets. I think that focusing on it all the time (as an astrologer) doesn't help! (what you focus on grows).

The Moon will conjunct my Sun on Saturday as I head over to my son's to begin a week of wedding preparations... heading toward the big day on the 14th. I will have to watch my emotions...I am already getting teary.  He has picked an interesting time to get married.

All that said, I believe we create our own reality and whatever the planets are doing, we remain free human beings.

So...under the light of the moon we can  dance with Pluto, shimmy up to Venus,  party with Mars, twirl with Jupiter, and fly with Uranus. It's all a circus and we are part of the show.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Do unto others......

Today is a good day for emotional healing. Tense aspects to Mercury (communication) and Chiron (wounds, vulnerability) conjunct Neptune(healing, dreams, illusions, divine grace) as well as a trine and sextile to the powerful T-square currently in the sky...means vulnerabilities may come to the surface to be healed.  There is a deep longing for  loving kindness in all of us and also sometimes a hidden belief that we don't deserve it.

Watch what you say. Try to listen...to yourself and to whoever you deal with today. Even if it appears that they want to hurt you, they are probably acting out of their own hurt. Be gentle on yourself and each other. Let compassion rule the day.

The Moon  in  Taurus  is about our need for security and safety. It is sensual and tactile so perhaps a massage today will help ease the fears and vulnerabilites that are rising to the surface. The profound energy of the T- square gives tremendous transformative power to whatever arises today.

Let it come, let it out, let it go.

"Seek first to understand before you seek to be understood"  

Steven Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Successful People