Wednesday May 22, 2013
The intensely charged atmosphere, one that's highly mercurial (four planets in Gemini) has got me craving a real wordless Wednesday. And the Moon is void of course (until 3:55 pm EDT). That favors reflection, dreaming, trips of the imagination.
A remedy for feeling talked out, and great Moon v/c soundtrack for sensitives and others, is sound healing. Jill Mattson is a healing sound composer and researcher into the music of antiquity, secret societies, and healing. In her newsletter, she writes that Ancient Sumerians had a way of turning a person's birth date into music -- the vibrational essence of the person.
Says Mattson, "Ancient people would sing "their song" to become balanced. They would say their name with love to align their energies. The Sumerians reported that they received this code and methods from the "star people."
She describes how ancient priest-astrologers of Babylon created a circular xylophone -- a Zodiac -- and each sign had a note on the musical scale. "The constellations directly across the circle contained energy that balanced one another. They then "played the stars" to alleviate challenging energy coming from the stars. Thus they used musical fung shui!"
Her main site is Jill's Wings of Light. And to sign up for free mp3s and her newsletter, go to Jill's Healing Music. I just listened to one so beautiful and angelic, it made me cry. And that's a sign that I could use time to integrate and just be.... She recommends having these playing in the background. Says Jill, "Many sound like windchimes...perhaps twinkling stars"
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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.