Sunday, 20 March 2011

Spring Equinox

Sun in Aries conjunct Uranus 
 Spring into Action
Happy Spring

Friday, 18 March 2011

A Virgo Full Moon Full of Surprises

This Full Moon in perfectionist Virgo signifies a culmination and a release. It is the last Full Moon of the astrological year…as the Sun moves from Pisces (water) into Aries (fire) marking the beginning of spring.

A push pull between details, practicality and criticality (Virgo) and the dreamy, sometimes defensive, other-worldliness of Pisces, may distract us until we run smack into the fiery intention of Aries. 

Uranus in Aries is already kicking some serious butt…don’t underestimate its power to agitate and awaken through upheaval and sudden change.

In these last days of transition, things are at a peak. With the Sun already so close to Uranus at the beginning of Aries (Aries Point), this Full Moon may pack a bit of a punch. Uranus likes to shock and surprise us. 

Sudden erratic decisions and emotional outbursts may occur with the Moon opposite Uranus, with Virgo’s perfectionism becoming a reason to bolt. Finding middle ground is necessary with any kind of opposition, and especially important with a powerful Full Moon energy driving us to extremes.

This so-called supermoon appears bigger because it hangs out closer to the earth than usual. Full Moons tend to amplify emotions, especially, in this case, for Pisces, Virgos, Sagittarius or Geminis…or anyone with major planets or Ascendant in these signs.

According to Eric Francis (Planet Waves: sidebar) a close square to the Moons Nodes (points where it crosses the elliptic of the earth) in Gemini and Sagittarius, creates a similar impact to an eclipse.  This amplifies the Full Moon energy and brings us another  Grand Cross of sorts. The Sagittarius point connects to the Galactic core….which represents our true purpose…our spiritual home.

“The square between the Sun, the Moon and the Galactic Core suggests strongly that we have to seek inwardly for our spiritual connection. It also represents events that might provoke us to do that, and I would say if you have not noticed that fact yet, this is an awesome time to pay attention.”

“Do these categories mean anything? They mean a lot less than the statement that, as the astrology of the spring and indeed the next few years develops, we will have increasing access to all the dimensions of who we are -- if we want to access those inner experiences.”   
    Friday, March 18, 2011  Planet Waves  Eric Francis                             

Pisces draws us to find the perfection that lies discover a joining of todays opposite forces. These are powerful times, and as the known world undergoes great transformation, destruction, and upheaval, there are also portals opening toward an inner reality.

“Between the poles of the conscious and the unconscious, there has the mind made a swing:

Thereon hang all beings and all worlds, and that swing never ceases its sway.

Millions of beings are there: the sun and the moon in their courses are there:

Millions of ages pass, and the swing goes on.

All swing! the sky and the earth and the air and the water; and the universe itself taking form:

And the sight of this has made Kabir a servant.”

II. 59. janh, cet acet khambh do
Poems of Kabir(1915) Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, 14 March 2011


I decided not to post this weekend in a silent memorial to the suffering in Japan.

This quote  has special poignancy right now:

"There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.

At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we've been waiting for."

Oraibi, ArizonaHopi Nation

Thursday, 3 March 2011

New Moon Pisces Go with the Flow

There’s some pretty weird and wonderful energy floating around right now. Today’s New Moon begins another new cycle of energy, this time in dreamy, watery world of Pisces.

A New Moon is a Sun/Moon conjunction…the famous ‘Conjunctio’. We won’t actually see the Moon for another few days…it’s hiding behind the Sun right now (it’s also called the 'Dark of the Moon'). The combining of the two luminaries gives us a powerful blast of energy which carries us through the coming month.

Put out your wish or intention now to manifest your dreams (and not your nightmares). 

There is also a stellium (whole bunch) of planets, including Mars, and Mercury (and of course the Sun), exaggerating and amplifying the Piscean influence.

Pisces dissolves what appears solid and pulls us down into our deepest longing (and strangest fantasies). Virgos, Geminis and Sagittarians may feel this strongly, though any planets in these signs (in your chart) can be set off by this stellium. Chiron’s presence in the group, brings a deep vulnerability to the surface.

Mars’ fiery action is very muted here and Mercury’s’ need to communicate will feel veiled…or blocked. Elsa ( side bar)  warns of the  “foggy, ethereal angst”  arising from the combination of these rather disparate energies.

The trick is to find some form of Piscean expression to our need to act or communicate. Pisces brings us into the realms of the creative unconscious… so all forms of creativity will be enhanced by this New Moon. Let your inner artist/musician/poet out. Give your urge to escape  positive expression (I will be out drumming to the rhythm of the Moon). 

And, remember, all this watery fluid stuff is hanging out over the  backdrop of the increasing tension and uncertainty of the Uranus Pluto square, with Jupiter Squaring Pluto pushing things to extremes.

Pisces opens the way for compassion and empathy. Reach out to others or let someone reach out to you.  Boundaries won’t be as clear under this influence, so make sure you give from your strength and not just your need to be needed… (Pisces can be a bit of a rescuer and saviour of lost causes)

All in all, the tendency for everyone to feel highly sensitized in this ‘intangible intensification’ of experience may make some of us feel we are tiptoeing a thin line between madness and bliss.  My advice: let go of expectations, trust your instincts and ... learn to swim.