Tuesday May 21, 2013
Even when there's great love, sometimes one or both young lovers are not ready for it. With Libra and Cancer, I make the analogy of being on thin ice to start. It can be like gliding artfully like a scene out of Ice Castles at first, but then cracks begin to appear!
Libra can quickly find themselves out of their depth emotionally, because, well, they're not designed that way. Fittingly, the subtitle for that 1978 romantic comedy is, "Together, they reached for the impossible." This is for Libras, in love with Crabs....
For more see I'm a Libra, in Love with a Cancer -- Help Me, What Do I Do?!
Monday May 20, 2013
The jumbo aspect of Uranus squaring Pluto is the elephant in the room. Today is a significant day, with the third (at 7:02 pm EDT) of seven exact squares that will catalyze the re-imagining of our lives. Do you have planets on, near or engaging with 11 Aries and Capricorn? This square in that case, could affect you personally, rather than as a phenomenon seen -- cultural changes, revolutions, acts of rebellion, innovations, decay, decomposition and rebirth.
Against the epochal tensions, the Sun moves into the astrological sign Gemini, for a lashing of lightness. Sun into Gemini is time to talk over the garden hedge, and on social media. Under this sign, we want to hear many sides to a story, and make up our own mind.
As the Moon waxes to Full in Sagittarius (May 25th), so too does Gemini's ruler Mercury align with the planet of good times, Venus. The spirited Sagittarius Moon is ripe for breakthroughs that free the mind. With Mercury and Venus together at 12 degrees, with Jupiter not far behind (22 Gemini), it's a collaboration we enjoy with others. We're people who need people to translate our reality -- to come to new, freeing perspectives.
Keep in mind that Uranus is Mercury's higher octave, so a consciousness that's hitched to a vision of the future, goes far, fast! But that fast energy (Uranus) has to be translated to the dense material, and that's the struggle...and where we face resistance. If you have aspirations in mind at the Sagittarius Full Moon, keep in mind it doesn't have to happen overnight. That being said, with the astrological triggers in place, it very well could!
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Monday May 20, 2013
When it comes to astrology and love compatibility, so many comments are a version of "Help me, what should I do?!" Being an empathic person, I wish I could help each reader lost in a love quandary. But in answering that question for ourselves, each of us comes to greater self-knowledge.
Astrology's first gift to me, during a bad break-up, was to understand my own nature. And slowly, over time, to respect it and build my life around it -- not the other way around, by adapting to others.
It'll take some time to cover all the signs, but I begin with I'm a Virgo in Love with an Aries. It's notes from the perspective of being in Virgo's corner.
Friday May 17, 2013
The Sun is very active and this is the year of the solar maximum. More than just an astronomical event, this creates spikes of excitability that has been noted by researchers. It's rather wild timing, what with the square of Uranus and Pluto exact (Monday).
The tension of that square -- to break down and re-form -- meets the power of the solar flare as a catalyst. Keep in mind, squares form a third creation. With the Uranus-Pluto square, there is a revisioning of how to live on Earth. Uranus is the planet of awakening, with downloads of new energies. And solar flares seem to be activating as well, for the whole being - even physically.
Today the Earth gets a glancing blow from on of the four X (highest) flares -- see Spaceweather. There's also a high probability of more to come. The geomagnetic field is the one to watch and on this NOA Solar Data site it reads unsettled. It's possible it will read Storm! at some point today, or the next few days.
I came across an article by Michael Forrester called, Increasing Solar Activity and Disturbances in Earth's Magnetic Field Affect Our Behavior and Increase Our Health. Though it's from 2012, It's a great overview of the Sun's activity -- the levels of flares, the 11-year solar cycle, the solar maximum (2013) and even how it relates to spontaneous manifestation.
Forrester points out a study by A.L. Tchijevsky, a 19th-century Russian scientist, who studied solar flaring and human response over hundreds of years. (from 500 B.C. to 1922 A.D.) Says Forrester, "He (Tchijevsky) investigated the histories of 72 countries in that period, noting signs of human unrest such as wars, revolutions, riots, expeditions and migrations, plus the number of humans involved. Tchijevsky found that fully 80% of the most significant events occurred during the years of maximum sunspot activity. He maintained that the "exciting" period may be explained by an acute change in the nervous and psychic character of humanity, which takes place at sunspot maxima."
There are real reasons to be alert, and listen to your body. One is the link between suicide and solar maximums. Earth watchers are on alert for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
But Forrester notes that for some, there is a silver lining, and that's a quickening of the power to recreate their lives. He writes, "The interesting fact about this energy is that since it is of a higher frequency it creates the power of instant manifestation of our thoughts, which means whatever we think, we create instantly. This never before happened in our lifetime and that is why many people are writing books on the subject on the Power of Attraction."
- Watch your thoughts -- look for ways to divert away from shame spirals, and dark imaginings about the future.
- Go barefoot -- imagine the energy moving down through the body and into the Earth.
- Avoid crowded, bad vibe places or personalities that jar you.
- Exercise supreme self-care, altering your schedule if necessary.
- Find the catalyst portals and send off your burning impressions -- the vision of your highest self.
- Watch loved ones for signs of temporary insanity, edginess and depression.
- Keep it simple, slow down, turn off background noise.