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Pisces Solar Eclipse

18 Feb

waves-and-lighteningThere is so much happening during this block of time February 20th through the first week of March, that if it is at all possible, give yourself some space and room to breathe and open yourself to change and revitalization.

Many celestial bodies are gathered in Pisces for this New Moon Solar Eclipse on February 26th; The Sun, Moon, Mercury, The South Node, Pallas and Chiron are all positioned in Pisces right now. Emotions and sensitivity, including psychic sensitivity will be heightened now. We could feel hopeless, helpless or victimized or alternatively, creative, inspired and connected to something much larger than ourselves; perhaps somewhere in between or all of the above. 

With so much energy in watery Pisces, liquids and Water itself will be important or featured in some way.  This may involve our oceans, the tides, marine life, floods or the quality, availability or protection of drinking water. Flint Michigan, Standing Rock and Fukashima come to mind as just a few examples.

Mercury has just moved into Pisces so our mental faculties may not be so sharp but our sixth sense may be in full force. It’s possible now to know something without knowing how you know it; perceiving images and feelings.  Of course, it’s also possible that contracts have information missing or omitted or you could be confused or misled by something someone says.  Perhaps there is someone trying to deceive you or maybe you are the one using colorful language to avoid, escape or deceive.

This is a South Node Eclipse linking it to the past, suggesting that there are still some issues to be dealt with but it is also a New Moon Solar Eclipse indicating fertile ground for the future and a new beginning.

Eclipses are very significant in Astrology and have a way of speeding up events.  It’s the way the Universe accelerates our growth and puts us on path.  Sometimes it’s a bit messy at first.  All this Pisces energy points to a need to go with the flow.  All will not be clear just yet.

Things will be very unpredictable now as Mars in Aries squares off with powerful Pluto just days before this Eclipse; and at the time of this Eclipse, Mars is conjunct Uranus in Aries and opposite Jupiter in Libra. Changes, volatility and excitement fills the air.  Things are speeding up and changing at a very rapid pace and it will be difficult to determine which direction things are taking.  This is a very unstable influence yet it can also be exciting, thrilling and full of surprises.   Use caution when driving or operating machinery.

We could see break-throughs and break-downs where relationships and agreements are concerned.  There could be new friends or new groups, new technology, innovation and experimentation.  Perhaps there is a change of direction, erratic or unexpected actions and unusual alliances.  Deals and decisions may be made or broken now.  There could be ruptures, breaks and leaks.

This aspect of Jupiter opposite Uranus first formed at the end of 2016.  This is an aspect of social change, justice and revolution; and we’ve seen the rise of different social groups and causes fighting for Peace, Equality, a fair shake or share or to be heard and included.  There is also a new movement that’s formed as well as a growing opposition to this. Now Mars enters the picture and energizes or antagonizes this pattern.    We could see violence or volatility associated with any of these groups now.  It’s also possible that we see a new group or faction come into focus now.    This could be a very contentious time with confrontations difficult to avoid.

On another level, there is a stirring and swiftness to a great awakening that is taking place.  There is a new vibration or frequency that is pushing to bring things into alignment with Natural Law.

Jupiter in Libra is now retrograde for the next several months giving us the opportunity to backtrack, review and re-evaluate some of our agreements, relationships, decisions or laws.  We must weigh whether situations are in alignment with the Truth of who we are.  Some deals and decisions may need to be re-thought due to not being fair or ethical or on a more personal level, if something just doesn’t feel right to us.

Saturn, the Manifestor of 3-D reality is linked up to the Galactic Center for the first time in nearly three decades!  The Galactic Center is like the Sun of our Sun which divine wisdom and guidance is said to pour through.  This could be a very powerful time to give form to something with the inspiration coming straight from the center of the galaxy!  Pay attention now to your intuition. Manifestations are happening quickly now and it is especially critical to be conscious of what exactly we are creating at this time. This is our responsibility.

Saturn has been touring Sagittarius now since late 2014.  During this time, we have learned some big lessons, dealt with some major obstacles and setbacks, increased our responsibilities, discipline or accountability, our growth or progress has been slowed, our faith tested, our enthusiasm curbed; there has been a whole lot of adulting going on.  At the same time, we’ve been growing in experience and expertise and slowing down enough to really get the meaning of an experience.  Saturn still has more of his tough love to give and will move from this placement later this year.

Venus is currently in Aries and is the ruler of Libra. Peace loving Venus doesn’t feel quite comfortable in Aggressive Aries; and she is just one degree from the place she will retrograde just days after this Eclipse.  Venus will retrograde March 4th through April 15th. This suggests a re-evaluation of our motivations is in order and wanting or doing what is in our own best interests.  We may see some friction in our relationships or going back and forth in negotiations with no one wanting to make compromises or concessions in trying to come up with an agreement or arrangement that will work for all and it will be a struggle to strike a balance.

Venus is a planet that’s associated with art, beauty and design so if you are doing creative work, you may back pedal out of some of your choices and decisions.  It may also be that things must be roughed up, requiring some muscle or torn apart before we get to the beautiful result that we desire.

On another level, Venus Rx is not a good time to change your looks with a new hairstyle, clothes or cosmetic surgery. Buying and selling is also not advisable as you may pay too much for an item only for it to go on sale later. Or you could get a lower priced offer on something you are selling.  It is also not an ideal time to get married or to begin a new relationship.  Relationships from the past can also re-enter our scene when Venus is Rx.

Blessings to All at this New Moon Solar Eclipse!

 

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Pisces New Moon Solar Eclipse

5 Mar

big waveMarch is set to be an eventful month with a Solar Eclipse on March 8th, a rare alignment of Jupiter and Pluto on March 16th, and the Lunar Eclipse on March 23rd. Eclipses are a big deal in Astrology and they pack a lot of power.  They seem to accelerate events; it’s the way that the Universe puts us on path and in alignment and often it may seem quite sudden as life seems to change and speed up. This is a Solar Eclipse.  Normally a New Moon Solar Eclipse is associated with beginnings and would have us planting our seeds for the future but this one is very much tied to the past.  There is a lot that needs to be reconciled and let go of.  It is a time to wash away and to purify.

A Solar Eclipse has the power of several New Moons and the effects can last at least six months to a year; sometimes longer.  Some of us may already be feeling the changes.  At the time of this Solar Eclipse in Pisces, the sky is saturated with emotional energies.  There are seven heavenly bodies in Pisces, the sign associated with the mystic and mysterious, the unconscious and the unseen.

In addition to the Solar Eclipse (Sun and Moon) in Pisces, we also have Mercury so our minds may not be clear, information could be missing or there could be outright lies and deception or it may be that you have only to rely on intuition as logic is in short supply now. Ceres is also in Pisces asking us to nurture ourselves and each other with compassion, to acknowledge and accept ALL parts of oneself, Chiron and the South Node are helping us to heal our wounds of the long ago past so that we can experience a turning point and Neptune is dissolving all of the boundaries making us aware that we are all in this together.

Sensitivity and spirituality is heightened now and you could easily tune into other realms. We may be feeling quite reflective spending time day dreaming, visualizing or in meditation. For some there could be feelings of sadness, hopelessness, loss, grief or guilt. Don’t despair; it’s part of the process. You could be flooded with images from long ago, feeling as if you want to give up or escape and experience the freedom of surrender.  Some may feel adrift, confused or just spaced out. On another level, this could also be a great time for creating with art, music, film or photography; really any and all of the arts or for getting out into nature and peaceful surroundings.

Jupiter in Vigo is across the sky exactly opposite this Solar Eclipse; making things seem larger than life. We could feel overwhelmed and overtaken by a tidal wave of emotions and/or visions and inspirations. Jupiter in Virgo can be very discriminating and this could be very helpful now in cutting through any confusion, deceit or erroneous perceptions. We’ll need to turn inward to see what is true for us and we may find that some beliefs that we’ve organized our lives around aren’t really true for us.  We need to become aware of how those beliefs are affecting our daily lives and we may learn the truth of things that we have been in the dark about and unaware of.  There is a bit of a reckoning between truth vs. fiction. We are now able to move beyond some of those beliefs that have kept us insecure or feeling inferior, to let them go, forgive ourselves (and others) of our mistakes or sins and to have the wisdom and courage not to repeat them or to fall victim.  Addicts, addictions and the serenity prayer come to mind now.

On another level, if we are feeling overwhelmed at the enormity of some creative project or vision, Jupiter can also help us sort through and organize everything, knowing what needs to be done and just how to do it with the most efficiency.

Saturn in Sagittarius is in a harsh angle to this Eclipse challenging us to be disciplined, limit any excesses and cautioning us not to overdo it.  This may also be helpful in assessing what is real, what is important, and what is necessary or a priority as well.  There could be a test of faith or judgment or a challenge to our assumptions or opinions.  It could also be that there are increased responsibilities or schedule deadlines that pose a challenge.  Any way you look at it, there seems to be a lot of work that needs to be done whether it’s in the material world or on a more inner level; most likely it’s both.

Pluto in Capricorn makes a favorable aspect to this Eclipse giving the power to eliminate barriers and obstacles. We are in a process of restructuring, rebuilding and/or recycling.  It could be that there is a powerful authority figure that plays a role now such as a boss or a father possibly helping from behind the scenes.

Jupiter in Virgo is quincunx Uranus in Aries suggesting that by improving our process and systems we can break free and initiate changes.  On an inner level if we can make adjustments and move beyond some of the beliefs we’ve organized our lives around that may not be our truth, we have the power to break free from the things that have held us back for so long.  Again, this all depends on our willingness to initiate changes and efforts to work on it but the energies are supportive of releasing the past.

Mars is in the early degrees of Sagittarius where he’ll remain for quite some time, now our efforts are aimed at getting to the truth and we may even be willing to fight for it. We at least want freedom of action now or to pursue things that are meaningful to us.   We want to be better and to do better. We may feel enthusiastic and full of energy.  That’s a good thing because there is much to be done.  Try to get most of it done before Mars goes retrograde April 17th; the energy won’t be as robust then. It’s a great time to be outdoors, for doing physical work or playing sports.  Just know your limits.

A few other things I want to mention in relation to this Eclipse. There is so much energy concentrated in watery Pisces; we could see water itself become an issue.  It may have to do with floods, oceans, tides or marine life or it may even be about the quality or availability of water.   Flint Michigan comes to mind.  I think we may also see more on the topics of the healthcare system, hospitals, care for the mentally ill or those battling addiction, and also with our prison system.

Lastly, I want to mention the role of Ceres in this Eclipse because I think it’s important.  Ceres is the Goddess of Grain, giving her rulership over agriculture and crops.  In my last entry, I mentioned the implications of pesticides and their possible effects as well as the GMO’s and the labeling of food becoming more of a mainstream topic.  There was a quick mention on a network news channel about the FDA investigating the effects.  Meanwhile there is a bill in the works now (it may have just passed already) in addition to the DARK act. The energies clearly illustrate this.  Basically, there are powerful companies trying to block our right to know what is in our food and where it comes from.  Many of these chemicals are banned in other countries yet legal here and “They” think we don’t even have the right to know about it.  They also think that they shouldn’t be held accountable for any effects or illnesses caused by these toxic chemicals. You can read more about it below if you’d like.  Food for thought and I suppose we ALL should give more thought to our food. 

Blessings to ALL at this New Moon Solar Eclipse! May the Stars always shine upon YOU!

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“If you thought Congress couldn’t get any more corrupt, we’re going to have to ask you to sit down when you read this. When we woke up yesterday morning, we almost fell over when we read a New York Times front-page story about how Monsanto received extra legal protection from the House of Representatives last year when it passed a bill to update the 40-year-old Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), which leaves millions of Americans vulnerable everyday to more than 1,000 hazardous chemicals still in sale across the country.

In the process of writing this bill, an unknown member of the House of Representatives slipped a one-paragraph provision in the TSCA bill that exempts Monsanto from ALL financial liability from lawsuits and financial settlements sought for PCB contamination and cleanup sites.

This is essentially a Get-out-of-Jail-Free card for Monsanto, exempting them from BILLIONS of dollars of legal liability from lawsuits for damages which have been filed in several major cities, including Seattle and San Diego and a lawsuit filed last year from individuals seeking damages for diagnoses of a form of cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The St. Louis-based chemical and biotech seed giant is now claiming they “had nothing to do” with this new “Monsanto Clause”, even though Monsanto was the only company that made this toxic chemical.

According to the New York Times, “the provision does not mention the company by name, but between the early 1930s and 1977, Monsanto manufactured almost all of the 1.25 billion pounds of PCBs sold in the United States.”

That’s right, a member of Congress intentionally slipped in a provision to protect Monsanto’s toxic profits over those of individuals with cancer and major U.S. cities seeking millions in legal fees for cleaning up the cancer-causing PCBs, which are now pervasive in the environment.

Now, Monsanto is seeking extra legal protection from the Senate so it can continue to deny America’s their basic right to know what’s in their food by making state GMO labeling laws illegal.

Now Monsanto Seeks Special Legal Protection from State GMO Labeling Laws!

Today, at 10 am EST, the Senate Agriculture Committee is expected to vote to outlaw state GMO labeling laws in order to give extra legal protection for Monsanto and the biotech industry once again and we can’t let them get away with it!

Right now, Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) are desperate to try to prevent the state of Vermont’s GMO labeling law from going into effect on July 1st of this year and your Senator could go along with it! Last summer the House passed a similar Dark Act bill by a vote of 275 to 150 and we can’t let the Senate pass this outrageous bill!

We need to make sure they hear – Loud and Clear – that we won’t allow them to steal our basic democratic rights to protect Monsanto’s toxic profits.”

The Grand Sextile

27 Jul

Grand Sextile pattern a.k.a. The Star of David.  It’s called that because it forms a six pointed star in the sky or on paper when looking at an astrology chart. Though you won’t be able to look up to the heavens and see it.  This is a rare configuration and it involves seven planets of the ten used in Astrology:  Mars/Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune (water) and The Moon, Venus and Pluto (Earth).  Because the planets involved are in the elements of Water and Earth, it is thought to be the return of feminine wisdom and healing energies to the earth.  Let’s hope so! This is a difficult configuration to predict events with as it gives a lot of creative potential but requires us to make the effort.  This pattern is often linked with the Jewish people and it is said that King David had this configuration in his birth chart.  According to ancient Hebrew astrologers it is considered to be a most “auspicious time”.  It is also said that the energy flow of this pattern creates a ‘vortex’.  It is also linked with the heart chakra.  In Sacred Geometry, The Star Tetrahedron (a three dimensional Star of David) is the pattern of the etheric light grid that surrounds each human being. This grid is called the Merkaba and symbolizes “as above so below”; the combination of Spirit and Matter.

Mer  =   light    Ka  =  spirit     ba  =   body

This pattern consists of two grand trines and three oppositions. A grand trine is a triangle that has an easy continuous flow of energy.  The three oppositions are what power this configuration.  Let’s try and break it down:

The first Grand Trine or triangle that helps to make up this pattern was formed by July 17 and by the 20th Mars entered the picture.  This was the Water Grand Trine.  Mars/Jupiter in Cancer Trine Saturn in Scorpio Trine Neptune in Pisces.  Pushing for improvement from the ground up in order to remove obstacles that aid in our own undoing.

 

The Next Grand Trine consists of the Moon in Taurus, Venus in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn.  This is the Earth Grand Trine. Emotional comfort/the comforts of home, practical relationships or finances, and shared responsibilities. 

The first opposition in this pattern is on the 26th with Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces.  Things can hardly get more glamorous, romantic or spiritual than when Venus and Neptune are in contact with each other.  But Venus is in discriminating Virgo which is not her favorite place to be, but it does lend a bit of ‘practical magick’.  We can appreciate the finer points of a vague dream.  You may even be able to recall vivid details of your dreams over the next few nights. Give attention and care to the details when visualizing your dream. If you can dream it you can create it. This can also be a very creative time good for art, music, crafts, and spirituality.  It could also be a time when we are carefully assessing relationships or finances to see how it measures up against our fantasies/dreams/ideals.  How far off from reality have we been? How useful is or isn’t what we’ve been imagining?  In our assessment, we may find the places, things or people that trip us up or have been blindsided by. We can use the discernment of Venus in Virgo to see what needs to be done. Saturn is in favorable position to both Neptune and Venus enabling manifestation.  He can help us to restructure our lives to be more practical, productive and more live-able.   

The next opposition is that of Mars conjunct Jupiter opposite Pluto on July 27th.  There is a tremendous amount of raw power with this aspect so you must be careful as violence and anger could be indicated.  At its best, it is initiating big changes, especially on the domestic scene.  It may be that your family is expanding or maybe you are literally expanding a home or want to. Maybe you’re buying or improving a property in some way.  We may be expanding, improving and restructuring on many levels.  It could be that you are also restructuring your schedule or how you spend your time or how you balance the home vs. career. This could also involve legal issues or rights, joint finances and shared responsibilities, taxes, insurance, loans, wills and estates.    This aspect could also involve power struggles, fighting or defending of beliefs or legal rights against authority, the rules or the powers that be.  There is a drive to assert one’s truth and get to the very bottom of things. 

The Last but not least opposition is that of the Moon to Saturn.  This occurs on the 29th and helps to complete the Star of David formation.  Although this is already a powerful configuration with an enormous amount of energy, the energy of the Moon cannot be underestimated as she seems to always set things in motion.  The Moon in aspect to Saturn brings a very sobering mood.  It could be that what we need to feel emotionally secure or grounded is confronted by changing structures. The good thing is that the Moon is in Taurus, an Earth sign, and a place she likes to be to further help to ground us and our intentions.  The Sun is also square to Saturn intensifying the tension and pressure.  We could possibly feel heavy hearted or that our vitality feels dampened or maybe it’s just time to act like a mature adult and accept certain responsibilities and duties and even shared financial ones.  It’s also interesting to take notice of the Sabian Symbol of the Sun on this day that the Star of David is completed: “The constellations in the night sky”.  This further repeats the theme of ‘as above so below’