Monday, May 30, 2011

New Moon in Gemini - June 1, 2011

Current Moon Activity:
New Moon - June 1, 2:03 pm PDT ** Solar Eclipse
Next Full Moon - June 15, 1:14 pm PDT ** Lunar Eclipse
Next New Moon - July 1, 1:54 am PDT ** Solar Eclipse

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Happy New Moon in Gemini Solar Eclipse! Or at least I hope it proves to be happy. This New Moon on June 1st 2011 is special in several ways. First, it is a Solar Eclipse followed by a Lunar Eclipse and then another Solar Eclipse. This rhythm is somewhat rare, but not overly, and it might best be described as having a very significant extra charge to the already super charge of an eclipse. It should also be noted that every ‘event’ in Astrology is unique, though it shares common denominators with other events. For example when referring to a New Moon, it is accurate to refer to it as ‘a’ New Moon and not simply ‘the’ New Moon. In doing so, attention is brought to bear on the specifics of it.

Where does this eclipse fall in your chart and will it make any close conjunctions with planets or angles?

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We certainly are living in exciting if dramatic and many would even agree, apocalyptic times. My goal in this month’s newsletter, in addition to bringing more specific attention to this eclipse season and the implications for each sign, is also to offer a summary overview of some of the major shifts and movements occurring at this time in the world. I have written several articles and which you can link to from this newsletter page and in each of those are other links. So, there is a lot here for you to review over the coming days and perhaps weeks. I am open to comments, suggestions and perhaps any other website and video links that might add to my own list. Please know that while I have my own convictions, I also appreciate there are many possible interpretations and am quite open and receptive to reviewing more. After all, we are living in very exciting times of ‘biblical’ proportions, as some have recently been commenting. In addition to the ending of the Mayan Calendar we are also hearing a lot about an extra body in our solar system and soon to be visible to all. (read More) What is perhaps most important and exciting is that we are undergoing an accelerated evolutionary process which has been referred to as the Quickening. Others yet call it an ascension process while I am sure many will refer to it as the Great Tribulation. Basically, I appreciate the power and importance of cycles and feel confident that despite various differences of opinion and interpretation on the matter, all the voices presented in this newsletter agree on one thing, something very major is unfolding and the best and perhaps the worst and most challenging is yet to come. Gain an overview of this ascension process and the science and mysticism behind it HERE.

Eclipses are often called ‘super charged’ new or full Moons and they bring bigger waves of change than usual new and full Moons. Whether a person will be specifically impacted or how and when exactly requires a closer examination of their birth chart. Everyone is impacted at least indirectly due to the web of life. The duration of the effect of an eclipse is about six months, until the next eclipse season, whereas a normal new or full Moon only lasts until the next lunar cycle. Of course, where the impact is life-changing, we may say the impact lasts a lifetime. This is the main focus for this newsletter, and it comes at a time of other great predictions as well. You can also learn more about the science of eclipses and how they work HERE.

Before I elaborate, I would like to say my coast tour this May was a success and a big Thank You to all of you who had readings with me and for the sincere support I received from some very special people. You know who you are and I am grateful to you. There were a few complications as well. To those of you who experienced these and you reading this newsletter too, I would like to remind you that having a reading in-person is its own special occasion to be sure. However, the meeting can also occur by phone and is more often the case these days. Thanks to modern technology doing readings at a distance is easier than and just as effective as meeting in-person. While on tour, appointments were missed by a couple of people due to a location I was working out of in Sechelt, B.C. From a look at testimonials on my site, most of which are from phone sessions, people are pleased with the results. So, why wait until, and if I visit your location in person? The insights and guidance that Astrology can and do offer are just as clear over the phone or internet. A good Astrology reading can prove very healing as it reinforces attunement to what is and could be verses what is lurking in our subconscious as confusion and un-accessed potential

So, the New Moon on June 1st is in Gemini (see chart) (see solar chart) and the next New Moon in this eclipse season is in Cancer (see chart). Due to other interests I will bring attention specifically to the Gemini New Moon in this newsletter and to the Cancer Solar Eclipse New Moon on July 1st (Canada Day) next month. Of particular interest for this eclipse is the fact that the star Aldebaran, which constitutes the very eye in the constellation of Taurus is in almost exact alignment with this New Moon at 11 Gemini 02. (The constellational and the seasonal Zodiacs are currently 23 degrees apart, thus the overlapping). A rosy red star located in the left ‘eye of the Bull’ is considered one of the 4 Royal Stars, also called watchers of the heavens linked to the signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius – the legendary Bull, Lion, Eagle and Man. Aldebaran therefore is of prime importance. It bestows high aims, honour, intelligence, eloquence and integrity. Study, writing and reform are some of the best modes of expression for Aldebaran. However, the downside of this star is arguments, jealousy and making enemies. So, Aldebaran’s contribution to the influence of this eclipse tends to be a rich exchange of ideas and information and integral action towards reform, especially education and the distribution of knowledge and information, yet potentially to big arguments, debates and increased conflict.

The Air Sign Gemini, the archetypal twins, is the 3rd sign of the Natural Zodiac and is ruled by Mercury. Of Mutable modality, Gemini is flexible, versatile and detail oriented yet potentially scattered, unreliable and shallow. Basically, Gemini is about communications, exchanges of information and knowledge, short distance travels, the daily realities of relationship between siblings and neighbors, translation, speech, teaching, intellectual thought processes and interpretations of people and events. At a core basic level Gemini is all about perceptions. Read more about the archetype of Gemini and Human Psychology HERE. Yes, consciousness in duality is full of riddles, complexities and challenges that we are collectively destined to understand and overcome.

The actual Solar Eclipse Chart in Gemini hosts Mercury, Venus and Mars in Taurus. This indicates that much thought will be given to priorities and to what truly holds value and meaning to us, individually and collectively. Jupiter at the last degree of Aries suggests that people will push to gain an advantage. This may well include the inspiration and/or the necessity of entering into and exploring new territory both literally and figuratively. A bucket chart formation with Saturn in Libra on the handle indicates the need for commitment and perseverance. Pluto high in the Natural Zodiac chart these days is all about power. Since Pluto is a determined agent of cleansing, purging and transformation, we are destined to experience a steady and sure raising of the bar in terms of integral action. The Jupiter and Uranus in Aries and Mars in Taurus energy pattern will produce stiff competition, even revolutionary assertions. Yet, Pluto will win so on a variety of fronts opposing sides are rising to peaks and confrontations like those we have witnessed in the Middle East over the past six months will not only continue, they will escalate yet, to achieve inevitable changes of a lasting sort where what once was, even for many years, is suddenly no longer. Also, the focus may not solely remain ‘over there’. Finally, Neptune in Pisces in the position of lowest degree and conjunct Chiron will continue to activate spiritual voices from all sectors seeking to activate people’s hearts and souls to connect to their conscious awareness. It will also stimulate a greater overall sense of compassion for others. Since this chart pattern is a Solar Eclipse, we can expect it to continue until the next eclipse season beginning in late November.

It is important to understand that the eclipses of early 2011 and now these ones generally host some of the most difficult eclipses of all the 38 Saros Series. It therefore comes as no surprise that the last six months have been very dramatic. The same will be generally true of the next six months quite possibly with the intensity of things much higher yet! Then the plot will thicken at the end of this year and throughout 2012 until almost the end of that year when we will begin to experience some very welcome reprieve.

This is what the science of Astrology and of Eclipses in particular has to say about the matter. I have heard other opinions about how things will transpire. Some take a much more lofty perspective and indicate that we will enter into elevated states of consciousness before the year is out. This may be true but according to the charts I cannot agree that people will feel peaceful or enlightened about it all. Rather, I would say we may well be in for a series of rude awakenings and things stand to get worse before they getter better yet. I do believe we will get through this narrow, rapid and turbulent stretch, but it will be dramatic and eventful. Some are making claims that this is it – the world will soon end altogether. I do not subscribe to these. I see the process taking on a much more social, political, economic and spiritual process, which will ensure for years to come. I do not believe that we will be wiped out by natural and geological events. However, I neither would say with clear confidence that we will not experience any of these at all. I fact, I would venture that we will just as we have especially over the recent months.

According to Astrologer, Bernadette Brady, the last and this eclipse season especially indicates “expansive energy under which lies a more sinister flavour. (…than the previous one in early 2011). An urge to expand is experienced, but the expansion contains frustration, inhibitions, and loss or separation. Well, there certainly have been some victories and breakthroughs this past six months, yet there has been at least as many casualties and issues come to the surface. The next two eclipse seasons (Nov 2011 and May 2012) suggest a measurable deepening of these issues yet! Some may refuse to believe this yet it is what the eclipses now and later this year suggest, according to the science of Astrology. Yes, from this standpoint is quite likely that matters will get worse, potentially much worse before they get better. Interestingly, it is the eclipse season of late 2012 which will activate a reprieve from all the tension over the 2 years leading up to it – the time frame we are in now! Some deem 2011 to be the ‘big one’ and not 2012. Personally and from my studies of the charts and from an intuitive level as well, I do not believe this to be the case. (Read More).

Jupiter entering Taurus on June 4th (see ingress chart) is the other big news. It will remain there for one year and will contribute to the establishment of new values and priorities. The growing trend towards gardening stands to increase measurably and business that focus upon this should do well. Since Taurus symbolizes personal wealth and Jupiter is symbolic of expansion and increase, this could prove good for the economy. Perhaps we will see a leveling of the playing field where the middle class re-gains some lost ground over the past decade. However, all this occurring amidst other much bigger and deeper themes may prove to overshadow the benefits of this influence, at least for many and at least probably over the next several months, unless one is particularly in-tune with the cycles and rhythms. Some certainly are but many are not.

In light of all the other dramas unfolding, the worst case scenario with Jupiter in Taurus is that is will coincide with survival instincts, fear, blame, scapegoating, jealousy, greed and violence. These could also give rise to increased levels of competition. Yes material values, interests and priorities could well overshadow those of spiritual unity and sharing. This is the shadowy possibility of Jupiter in Taurus in these complicated times.

With all the articles that stem from this one as well as the video links, you can gain a pretty full spectrum perspective on some of the major evolutionary shifts and changes unfolding in our times. From many perspectives, we are living in apocalyptic times. What these will ultimately bring about is uncertain. It does seem very certain that many changes are imminent. Predictions of an extra planetary body knocking and rocking our magnetic and gravitational fields is among them. Whether these will bring the dire predictions of asteroids is anyone’s guess. There is at least much to be concerned with increased solar activity and the subsequent responses of our own geological structures in flux and reaction to these. The current eclipses and the next two over the course of the next 12-18 months indicate some pretty dramatic themes and I might even say very dramatic.

Some believe that our conscious awareness and heart felt response verses fear based reaction is important and can and will make a difference in our own lives and those of others. This is where Astrology can help a lot. The main goal is to stimulate conscious awareness and attunement followed by guidance that will help you tune in to the deeper needs of your destiny and thereby enter into a flow, free of unconscious resistance to our changing times. Inner and outer attunement and alignment with your self, the world and our times is a wise investment for yourself and the world in general. That Astrology works, and it does very well, is a testimony to our own higher nature and that of our world. Even though there is more than one system of Astrology, they can all be demonstrated to work. When we use the information provided by Astrology in conjunction with our own free will, we become the positive change we hope to see in the world and thereby take a wise lead that will benefit us, one and all.

To gain an overview of the themes linked to this eclipse season for each of the Signs of the Zodiac, go HERE.

Thank you for being here!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Moon in Taurus - May 2, 2011

Current Moon Activity:
New Moon - May 2, 11:51 pm PDT
Next Full Moon - May 17, 4:09 am PDT
Next New Moon - June 1, 2:03 pm PDT ** Solar Eclipse

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Happy New Moon in Taurus! And what an exciting Taurus Moon it is. The fact that it is the first official New Moon with Neptune in its own sign of Pisces is one significant feature of it. I wrote a piece a bout this in my most recent weekly Horoscope. Go HERE to read it for added insight. Neptune was (re)discovered on September 23, 1846 in the late degrees of Aquarius. Neptune in Pisces, its own sign, will prove to bring a very spiritual influence to our world especially since everyone will know all about it between now and 2025 when it enters Aries

In there I also commented on the Royal Wedding held on Friday April 29 and a bit on the upcoming Federal Election here in Canada on May 2.

You may want to read below about the candidates; especially if you are a Canadian but for general interest as well. There are a few surprises in the line-up indeed!

That this election occurs prior to the New Moon, in other words a late “Balsamic Moon” (yes like the Vinegar, has ha…..) is noteworthy. In regard to the upcoming election here in Canada , to me it indicates some thing new – a death of the old making way for and committed to the new cycle symbolized by the actual New Moon. That it occurs less than 2 minutes before midnight on the west coast, where the polls will close last, lends a bit of a brow raiser. As convenient as it this synchronicity, there is much more to say.

In this newsletter I will bring attention to the 3 leading runners for Prime Minister of Canada. In addition to offering some insight as to what will be the outcome I will take a peak at each of the candidates from the perspective of the Solar Chart. This is the chart used when the birth time is unknown and that of both Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff are unknown. So even though Jack Layton’s is known, I will look at his chart for the Solar Chart perspective as well. What is of particular interest is that fact that Stephen Harper’s and Michael Ignatieff’s chart share some striking similarities. In general terms they may be deemed “Astrology twins”.

Before I get into a deeper look, I would like to quickly say that I will be visiting the Vancouver region for a spring tour to offer Astrology Readings. I generally do readings by phone and they are always recorded for my clients. In this day and age we can speak to anyone in the world in real time often for FREE, thanks to Skype! That is great and it facilitates communication and people around the world are talking to one another more and more. But sometimes I venture out and enjoy meeting with clients new and old, in person. Here is the itinerary:

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Thank you for you time and attention. Now let’s return to the current cycles and events.

I first want to remind readers how much I and other Western Astrologer were looking at March 11, 2011 and predicting that it would prove to be a great turning point. Well, as everyone now knows that was the date of the massive earthquake off the coast of Japan and the Tsunami that followed. Well, the actual wave hit the shores of Japan and the after shock waves continue to wash up on shores all over the world in terms of the economy. Yes, Japan’s economy is especially closely woven with that of the United States and therefore is connected to the entire planet. Any which way you look at it, the prediction has proven accurate.

Unless you live in a world where all synchronicity is idly swept under the coincidence rug, you can appreciate that the world did change on that day. Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and so represents the beginning of major cycles. There is much more to say and I will continue to follow up on this since Uranus will be in Aries until 2019. Yet, the initial strike of the match has occurred and from here it will be the unfoldment of this global event and ensuing cycle that has and will continue to affect us all for years to come. The entire event represents a global initiation.
The powerful eclipses on winter Solstice and early New Year (January 4, 2011) have also fulfilled their portended themes. You can link back in each Newsletter to read those and you will see that I was hinting strongly that 2011 was slated to be a major year. In the bigger picture, it is not the only big year and as you might expect by now, 2012 will be very eventful as well.

For now, I want to remind you that we are entering another eclipse season beginning on June 1st, coinciding with next month’s New Moon. There will be 2 Solar Eclipses, the 2nd one on July 1st (see Chart) and right in the middle at the time of the Full Moon June 15 there will be a Lunar Eclipse. I offer a fuller explanation of eclipses in the December 21, 2010 New Moon and January 4, 2011 Full Newsletter so I invite you to link back to those if you would like a review. I will bring more attention to these in the weeks leading up to them in my Weekly Horoscope and in my next New Moon Newsletter. Both these eclipse seasons pack some heavy weight punches and given the events in Egypt then Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East, then the Tsunami and all the freak weather and then the global economic decline, well these are extra eventful times and given the themes inherent in the upcoming eclipses, we can expect a lot more dramatic events and turning points before the year is out.

Looking at the charts of the candidates running for the office of Prime Minister of Canada (names =links to Natal Charts) are the existing Prime Minister – Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party, who has lead a minority government for the past several years, Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Liberal Party and Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party or NDP.

What is most striking initially is that both Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff share some strong similarities in their charts. For example, both men have their Sun in Taurus, Moon in Aquarius, Jupiter in Scorpio and both are born in the year of the Boar/Pig! I couldn't help but think how each sort of represents a consolation prize in the event of the other winning, from the stand point of larger hidden interests. Stephen Harper has a pretty bad reputation among many Canadians for among other reasons a contempt of government, for which many believe he should have been ousted right away. There were other antics which have painted a rather undemocratic face on Mr. Harper. The fact the Mercury is conjunct the Lunar South Node in Aries is indicative of Stephen Harper’s tendency to make strikingly undemocratic, in fact, self directed decisions on behalf of the rest of the country. The recent and sudden purchase of 25 Fighter Jets estimated to cost tax payers $40 billion dollars is a case in point.

Also, with Jupiter at 29 degrees Scorpio in Harper's natal chart, which is a "critical" degree, there is reason to say he is oriented to cater to the elite and this, with big money especially, at the expense of a wider democratic perspective.

Michael Ignatieff has some redeeming qualities yet he does not seem to have the charisma or the heart that many are seeking. Upon a closer look at the progressed charts of both men it seems to me that out of these two, Stephen Harper is more likely to win despite the fact that many voters simply do not trust to him. (See May 2nd transit charts for Harper and Ignatieff). Mr. Ignatieff’s late waning Progressed Moon does not bode well for his energy and focus for the four year term implied in winning the seat of Prime Minister. Neither does his Numerology seem promising. This is especially so in comparison to Stephen Harper.

The real surprise in the running however is NDP leader, Jack Layton. This is true according to his Astrology chart and to the most recent polls. (See his May 2nd transit chart). The NDP traditionally have served by representing a voice for a more active involvement from the government towards the creation of social programs. Some would say the NDP are positioned closes to center while the Conservative are furthest right as in more capitalistic and big business oriented, like the Republicans in the United States and the Liberal are somewhere in between and waver depending on the party leader. For example former premiere of British Columbia Gordon Campbell presented himself as a Liberal yet behaved much more like a Conservative party leader, yet he leaned even further right than many of them to the chagrin of many in British Columbia these past 8 years.

Anyway, back to Jack! Yes Mr. Layton has stayed the course for some years now as leader of the NDP. Someone said recently, that if everyone eligible to vote in fact followed through and exercised their vote for democracy, the NDP would take 70% of the vote. I am not sure if that is true, but given what else I am seeing I hope a lot of people make it to the polls tomorrow. With a whole line-up of planets in Aries in Mr. Layton’s solar chart, he is actually in a very good position to surprise everyone and gain a large percentage of the vote. In my opinion, Jack Layton seems like a very good and sincere person ready and willing to serve a higher cause.

What is most important about Jack is that he seems to portray both in his Astrology and in his actual character and reputation to heed the will of the people much more fully that the others. In this respect the focus is upon social and environmental laws especially. Whatever the outcome of this election, I think we are going to see an outcome that stands to be something rather unexpected. Whether Mr. Layton will win or not is uncertain to me but I do believe that they will at least gain more seats than many might have imagined. This is especially true if many people actually take the time to vote. Given the state of affairs in the world, this stands to be a much more important election than average.

Until next time, enjoy the Spring Sun and the preparation process for spring planting. With Jupiter entering Taurus on June 4, this year stands to be much more active in this regard. Given the current economic state of affairs, the synchronicity of Jupiter in Taurus, the sign of the farmer/gardener is quite apt. By then we will have a new government here in Canada and that is sure to bring in its own waves of change.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Moon in Aries - April 3, 2011

Current Moon Activity:

New Moon - April 3, 7:32 am PDT

Next Full Moon - April 17, 7:44 pm PDT

Next New Moon - May 2, 11:51 pm PDT

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Happy New Moon in Aries!

This New Moon is special for a variety of reasons. Here is a quick list:

• It is the first New Moon of Spring 2011.

• In the base chart there are 6 planets in Aries Along with the Black Moon! (See chart here).

• Among the Aspects is an exact conjunction between Mars, Uranus, and the Black Moon! (one of many sensitive points in Astrology that rarely gain recognition)

• Neptune is at the very last seconds of Aquarius and poised to enter its own sign of Pisces tomorrow, Monday April 4, 2011 (see Chart here).

• The Lunar North Node is conjunct the Galactic Center.

For my upcoming spring road trip, click HERE for the dates and locations I will visit for in-person Readings and presentations.

Overall, this new lunar month indicates a super charged New Moon seed. Of itself, Aries tends to be a very reactive placement for the Moon. At best, it is indicate of a keen interest in esoteric subjects and confers natural ability in this area for those with it in their natal chart. As ever, it depends on the tenor of the whole chart. The Full Moon in two weeks and the days leading to it and following stand to have a definite impact suggestive of dynamic, revolutionary and potentially aggressive, even fanatical initiatives. As I have mentioned in previous writings, a New Moon which is a conjunction of the Sun and Moon, is the base prototype, so to speak, for any conjunction which, in turn can be understood to be an ‘archetypal evolutionary seed event’.

So we can look to the New Moon to determine this seed which contains the conjunction or Mars, Uranus and the Black Moon. Or we can look to this triple conjunction which includes a New Moon. In this case, both perspectives contain conjunctions. I mention it just so you can entertain this notion and make the distinction – conjunctions of any kind and the ingress of a planet into a new sign indicate new cycles. With Uranus now in Aries, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto still in the early degrees of Capricorn we most certainly are experiencing powerful new cycles, since the far planets are the most powerful in this regard.

Looking to the world stage and the changes in the ‘very air’ both literally and energetically, we can see how well Astrology works. In this respect, there is another technical yet key factor to consider which also serves to make the point. When we refer to a New or Full Moon, or to any Moon Phase for that matter, it is more accurate to refer to the phase, as with the New Moon for example, as “a” as opposed to “the” New Moon. The reason is because no two New Moons are exactly alike. The same is true of any two moments in time. Yet, from the standpoint of Astrology, conjunctions represent the beginning of cycles and so serve as base charts from which cycles are measured. So, any conjunction or any aspect for that matter is best understood in the context of the whole chart. Statistical studies take this general perspective and do not consider the whole chart or the base chart to which it refers and so consistently arrive at erroneous conclusions, which is why it always fails in its estimation of how powerfully Astrology really works. This oversight on the part of science serves their interest because the paradigm of Astrology is different from that of the current scientific paradigm.

Astrology proves the existence of a conscious and intelligent universe. Woven into this is that fact that we are souls incarnate and evolution is not merely a biological process as the Darwinian advocates seem to assume. By our experiences while in the body, our soul evolves. Our life span is temporary yet it serves a greater purpose and in this respect it is not just for us to do as we will. Such is the attitude of many and why the world is in such a mess. Woven into this understanding, is the spiritual warrior which recognizes the spiritual value of ‘thy will be done’. With the materialistic model we have ‘my will be done’ because why not and herein lies the selfish insanity of short term thinking in ecological exploits, cruelty of scientific experiments on animals, nuclear power plants, particle colliders and so on…. Perhaps it is big business behind science making these calls, yet it is the materialistic paradigm which reinforces it.

If Astrology works, and it does, it throws a wrench in the gears and is why is continues to undergo attack. This rule of looking to the whole chart also applies to reading Natal Charts of people. So, although two people may have the same planet/sign position, how the planet functions will depend on the perspective of the whole chart. If the Sun sign is different then the way a planet functions will be different. For example, if one person’s Sun Sign is Aries and they have Venus in Aries, it will function differently than if another person also with Venus in Aries has the Sun in Taurus, or any other sign. This is the tip of the iceberg yet remains true as a cardinal rule in Astrology and is why cookbook approaches and computer generated perspectives like that of Astrodienst and all computer generated interpretations, for example, will always fall short of the mark and could even lead to confusion. At least they will never replace the full depth of a live Reading with an Astrologer who is practiced and honours this principle. At best these approaches serve as supplemental and may offer some useful insights yet will remain linear and often contradictory. That is why they are freely given on the internet and why Astrology reports are so inexpensive.

The other main consideration is that the planetary alignment active at any given moment will have real value regarding their effect when compared to a Radix Chart (refers to a base chart cast for any person, or other entity like a city or country or company….) Without this all important consideration, the effect of the planets will not be understood. I believe this to be the most common error made by sceptics of Astrology. They simply do not understand the basic principles and attack Astrology from a faulty premise. Such is the way of pride and of conditioned perceptions otherwise called bias. I will also offer that Astrology reveals synchronicities that transcend empirical thinking. How and why Astrology works this way is a larger discussion that is beyond the scope of this newsletter and one which would confound purely materialistic science because it transcends it.

The main point is that the effects or ‘influence’ of planets in transit (their positions at any given time) will have very little personal bearing unless they make close ‘aspects’ to the Natal or Radix chart. Further, there is the understanding of the ‘chart promise’ understood by responsible astrology. To ascertain it we must deeply look to the Natal or Radix chart which is its’ own unique characteristics. This is where the art of interpretation which has meaning and value and not simply some sensational attempt to predict future events comes to the fore as amateur astrologers are prone to do. Sceptics of Astrology, looking from the outside in, do not appreciate this and ‘bad astrology’ simply presents itself as a form of fortune telling. So, in regards to current planetary cycles, these must be cross referenced with a person’s Natal chart and which itself must be considered before a deep and meaningful interpretation can be rendered and sound guidance offered.

I will present an example of the above principles by way of Japan’s current era chart. Given the recent tragedy which continues to unfold and will for many years to come, it is certainly worthy of attention. This heart breaking event has changed Japan forever and there are concerns that it as a country will never fully recover. I offer this example respectfully to the people of Japan and the suffering they are enduring. (See Japan chart here). Such a discussion could prove lengthy so I will keep it short.

Regarding Japan ’s chart, generally I would like to say that it is a rather challenging one. It is quite clear that an Astrologer was not consulted to determine the best time to initiate the country into a new era. (Please note: The chart I am presenting is not one I have deeply investigated. It appears to be popularly supported. The time of 10:30 am on February 11, 1889 seems likely as mid day is a common time for the signing of such documents. A close Astrologer friend has done some investigation on it and feels the time may actually be 11:32 am of the same day. You may be interested to compare.) Regardless of the question of the actual time of the ceremonial signing of official documents that would have occurred, the following planet/sign placements will remain the same. That the Sun is in Aquarius and that Uranus is in the 10th House in Japan’s Solar Chart, are both apt indicators of the fact that Japan is a world leader in science and technology innovation. Jupiter in Capricorn, which is in its Fall position, (least favourable placement), Saturn in Leo, which is in its Detriment position (another least favourable placement), Sun in Aquarius (Detriment), Mercury in Pisces (Detriment) and retrograde, Venus (Chart Ruler) in Aries (Detriment) and intercepted (another challenging karmic condition), Uranus (Sun Sign Ruler) intercepted, and Moon in Gemini, generally considered an unstable position for the Moon together should give you the basic idea of what I mean when I say the chart is challenging.

As for the transiting planet connections on the fateful day of March 11, 2011 there certainly was some major ’hits’. Here is a quick list in order of what I consider significant:

• Uranus in Aries that day forming an exact square aspect (90 degrees and = highly charged energies at cross purposes signifying the end of one condition and the beginning of a new condition - Square aspects are not bad per se’, but often prove difficult) to Jupiter is the most obvious factor.

• Transiting Neptune at 29 Aquarius exactly square natal Neptune at 29 Taurus and also conjunct Mercury retrograde.

• Transiting Pluto square natal Venus.

• Lunar North Node conjunct natal Jupiter and South conjunct Natal Moon.

This is the short list and with Secondary progressions could be much longer. Astrologers familiar with predictive techniques would undoubtedly agree with these factors along with the difficult natal chart. In regard to the Progressed chart, Progressed Mars and Black Moon both on either side of and conjunct Japan’s Natal Moon present a challenging factor as well. Progressed Moon which fast approaching Natal Mars compounds this effect. Moon to Mars and vice versa produces assertive at least and often aggressive events. Renovation is a key word in the most positive sense of this aspect. Finally, Progressed Neptune steady encroaching upon Natal Pluto implies an erosion of power. Does this mean Japan is fated to decline? Not necessarily but probably, and at least the prospect of rebounding to its former status as a world power is unlikely in the short term.

Given the overall tenor of Japan’s current era birth chart, I wonder if this is what Edgar Cayce was referring to when he said “Japan will sink in the blinking of an eye.” As for the synchronicity of Jupiter opposing Saturn (March 26, 2011 - see chart here), which is very much linked to social and especially economic cycles, I will briefly point out the declining US dollar and the struggling economy all over the world is the clearest indication. On the other end of the scale, the reactivation of the Iraqi currency after eight years of suppression and UN sanctions presents a good positive example showing that powerful aspects like this should not simply be considered bad. They are meant to promote growth and are part of the recycling process. Yes cycles imply recycling. Although Iraq has experienced economic hardships ever since the war began in 2003, due to its oil reserves it ironically has one of the highest currencies in the world. This revaluation of their currency will prove to have a major effect on world economies, hopefully for the better and none too soon.

As I have mentioned before and will briefly re-state here, the cycle of the New Moon is the archetypal basis of all cycles. Conjunction equals New Moon, square equals Half Moon, and opposition equals Full Moon. Understanding this will facilitate your understanding of Astrology in general when you hear talk of aspects. Woven into this is the reality of cyclic process.

In my next newsletter, I will bring special attention to Neptune in Pisces. For now, I will guide you to my upcoming weekly Horoscope (April 8-15 issue) on my website which will offer an introductory summary of some of its principle themes. Overall, this is a great blessing for us all and stands to be the beginning a great spiritual activation and awakening. By the time Neptune enters Aries in 2025 humanity in general will be much more spiritually conscious and the notion of a multi-dimensional universe, and not simply the sort offered by physics, will be widespread. In this newsletter I aim to educate you a bit and not just offer opinions about what is happening or will, with glossy sensation as is so common. So, I encourage you to make the extra effort to think and not just to absorb or not, what is being said. The basis of Astrology is cycles so it should prove entertaining and not so difficult to understand. Of course, learning the basic language of Astrology, which is practically useful and awakens you to a deeper understanding of yourself and life in general, without having to become an Astrologer per se’, is available as indicated above. I will venture that if we learned some astrology in high school, we would live in a much more conscious, sane, wise and loving world. But we didn’t but can now.

Astrology is a language of the soul and speaks to the intrinsic relationship we share with nature. It is this broken bond that must be renewed. Perhaps one day Astrology will again reclaim its rightful and respected place in the mainstream of modern civilization and perhaps assist individuals, social and professional organizations and countries to choose more wisely in alignment with natural principles. I will say with confidence that it is being used covertly by powerful and organizations all over the world amidst popular misunderstanding and prejudice against it.

Thank you for your interest, time and attention. Stay tuned…in!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Equinox - March 20, 2011

Happy Spring Equinox!

In addition to a rare Full Moon that is at its closest proximity to the Earth in its 18 year cycle, the Sun is now in Aries – the sign that symbolically refers to Spring Equinox. Woven into this is the basis of Western Astrology. Beyond the fact that the Sun is now in Aries, it is also, of this day, exactly conjunct Uranus which is also positioned at zero degrees Aries. I have mentioned before how 0 Aries is a very special point in Astrology. Symbolically it is refers to the point where alpha and omega meet; the point where a drawn circle begins and ends; it is the moment when the light of the sun breaks over the horizon at the crack of dawn, the ignition point of all new things, and the list goes on. Of course, cycles are circles and time invariably flows in cycles. Overlooking this fact is akin to believing the earth is flat. The cyclic nature of time is itself testimony to Mandalas which are circles representing cycles with equal divisions corresponding to key turning points and significant themes. This is one of the basis features of how and why Astrology works.

I and other Astrologers have been preparing people for many months for the advent of change that will begin with the stimulus of Jupiter and Uranus in Aries. Sure enough, just as Jupiter entered Aries in January, passions ignited in Egypt . These continue as other countries in the Middle East also push for democracy. Then the very day Uranus entered Aries (March 11), the massive earthquake in Japan occurred. Pretty synchronistic I would say. From the standpoint of how Astrology works, it is not so much a case of the planets in their respective positions ‘causing’ these events. Astrology actually illustrates or mirrors events.
The fact that Neptune will enter its own sign of Pisces on April 6 will offer yet more examples of the synchronicities at play. I will devote more attention to this in the next New Moon Newsletter (April 3).

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The really big news now, in addition to Spring Equinox Sun exactly conjunct Uranus coinciding with the closest approach or a Full Moon, is Jupiter Opposite Saturn on March 28th. Then Neptune enters Pisces (2011-2024) on April 4, just one day after the Aries New Moon. Powerful seeds of destiny are being sown here folks! In mid February the Lunar North Nodes changed signs from Capricorn and Cancer to Sagittarius and Gemini – and since the whole world is talking and a buzz with excited and perilous news. We also are still under the January 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse, the way. Cycles converge and sometimes there are many and potent cyclic points that meet, like now. Now Jupiter is opposing Saturn (exact March 28). It is quite safe to say that this aspect is a shaker. On all fronts we will feel this great tug of war, a veritable Clash of the Titans. After all, the mythological battle was primarily between Jupiter, and his Father Saturn. Each of these gas giants positioned on either side of the earth, in compliance with the Sun and Moon, exerts a big pressure here on our planet. (Read excerpt article on the bottom of the newsletter.) This does occur every 20 years and each time is unique unto itself. Yet, in this time of truly unsettling earth movements and crazy magnetic field waves and on the eve of 2012… well this time is indeed unique. Yes, the alignment with the Galactic center has been somewhat pushed to the back of many minds. It is the central focus of the Mayan Calendar and in close proximity to the second occultation of Venus over the Sun in early summer 2012. Yes, it is all of these rare and powerful events which is said to occur only once every 26,000 years – a Precessional Cycle. So, whichever system of Astrology you observe, this is a rare and climactic point for human civilization and all the species of our planet, let alone for all of us here now.

Jupiter and Uranus share a symbolic theme and it is freedom. Jupiter especially is concerned with ethics, principles and truth. Uranus is the revolutionary engine of change and innovation. Together in the sign of Aries, the sign of pioneering initiative, we see a standoff for democracy with fatal results. With Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2023) as one of the principle backdrops of our times this march will probably not end very soon. Pluto here suggests that the entire structure of power, large and small will be purified and transformed. As Astrologer Jeff Green in his book Pluto: the Evolutionary Journey of the Soul would say, 'all governing institutions are ‘under the evolutionary impulse’. Pluto is symbolic of evolution and of soul and of the evolution of the soul, according to Jeff. Yes, Astrology illustrates that evolution is not merely a species process, as science appears to conclude. This Aries force is the ignition phase for more than one level of change. Social, economic and most likely measurable geological change will occur in a big way and over a relatively short span of years, 2 initially, but 5 especially and 13 as the two far planets, Pluto and Neptune cooperate to elevate the consciousness of our entire planet and especially of the human species. Yes, an entirely new paradigm is being born, and it is called Holistic. It will not be against science, it will embrace it. Yet it will do away with limiting materialistic views of science and commerce and the very structures and values of society as we know will change. Non material realities will become more obvious, our psychic sensitivities will rise and excessive intellectuality will decline. Yet, there stand to be many battles yet before the old guard yields. This is where things could get the most interesting, societally speaking. The time has come to graduate to the next higher level. Some will call it a re-birth, others an ascension. Whatever else is happening, most people in the world are really together and this sentiment will rise. Nature will do her part to both cleanse our planets and activate our hearts with compassion and a deepened state of unity. Neptune in Pisces will synchronize with this.

So, we are experiencing and witnessing synchronistic events corresponding to the planetary alignments. How many synchronicities does it take before we stop stuffing things into the overflowing sack of randomness and coincidence? This delusion of random thinking which assumes that all of life is simply some form of chance is sad really. So determined to polarize itself from religion is the bulk of ‘mainstream of science’ that it presents an equally imbalanced set of theories, when compared with narrow religious beliefs, as its own set of ‘sacred truths’ – dogmas in another guise. No one wants to stamp out science, not entirely; yet science as a social force seems bent on stamping out others. Do you think there are people and ambitious private sector types who might capitalize on the delusion and confusion of purely materialistic thinking that mainstream science promotes? A long line of people programmed under the current scientific paradigm poke skeptical attacks on Astrology and other metaphysical sciences on the notion that various practitioners are taking innocent people’s money. Meanwhile, one fighter jet probably costs more than all the money given to people consulting metaphysical tools to help others, and they do, in any given year put together the world over. Of course, the main reason people turn to alternative approaches of all kinds is because both science and religion fails to meet their needs.

Free will is ever an operative force and is an X factor in life whereby we recognize that what works for one, may not for another. Different strokes for different folks. This is an idealof democracy. While we are each the same on certain grounds, we are quite different on others. A truly democratic world allows others the freedom to express, experience, revere, worship, celebrate, work and play… according to their own inclinations and intuitions, timing and cycles. Of course, in the economic sphere there is competition and smear campaigns in the guise of unbiased sincerity are subtle yet common fare. The notion of a 13th sign of the Zodiac casting doubt into the collective mind may well be one of these, as is the ongoing conviction by some scientists that the Moon and planets in our solar system have no effect on us at all. This is the voice of mainstream science while a large number of less mainstream scientists disagree. Verdict: there are few absolute agreements in science even though some present their views as unanimously and conclusively shared. Scientists who challenge the official tune run the risk of jeopardizing their careers, while those who support it advance.

Thus we often witness instances where science presents a dogmatic position, and just like any other human institution, it too is succeptible to corruption. Unless it is willing to admit its own bias, it will become very corrupt. At worst, the core convictions of science do not believe in anything metaphysical or supernatural at all; only that everything that is natural comes from absolutely nothing. Yes, the universe in all its design and the existence of any form of brain or intelligence is self-created. How powerful of this "nothing" to do so. One might even deem it an omnipotent power! Does this sound familiar? It sounds spiritual to me. Yet, it is a force much more than it is great big person and i would venture that it is not simply male nor female but both and much much more. At the bottom of this newsletter I have pasted an email sent to me recently which at least presents an example of ongoing debates in the scientific community. Even Astrology is a science, yet it is a holistic science and because the paradigm to which it defers is holistic and spiritual verses machanistic and material, it has been deemed unfounded. Yet it does work and could easily defy statistical analysis iof the statistic appraoch operated on a more person to person basis.

Astrology at best contributes to self-awareness as well as to probable timing of themes, events and cyclic turns. Astrology like many other systems is used to predict as well, but this is not its ability. yes, it can help us to prepare for the probable and to achieve the possible. Just like all other prediction tools, it is not absolute, as is little else in duality; yet it does work. How we make use of the information it offers is another consideration. Among its best uses above and beyond attempting to predict the future – the desire of many, Astrology is a tool for self-awareness and it can and does offer what many would deem a surprisingly deep source of Affirmation, Inspiration, Vision and Strategy.

Since Jupiter is still in Aries until June and Uranus will be through to 2019, we will have plenty of opportunity to illustrate the synchronicity of events here on earth. Even with planetary alignments over the next few months much is set to occur. Yet, th really big turn will come when Uranus forms a Square aspect with Pluto in early summer of 2012. Of course, there will be many other key events prior to that so stay tuned.

On a final more personal note, how the planetary alignments play out in our own lives is one of the things we do have a say about. Good Astrology helps us to tune-in and can inspire us to break free from restrictive patterns. It can foster a vision of approach and or it can simple offer some useful guidelines about upcoming cycles, opportunities and challenges that with awareness we can approach consciously and thereby make the most of them and experience the least amount of stress from them. Thank you for your time and attention. But before you go, read this scientific report about the influence of planets on the earth, where we live and the elements of which we are made.

Thank you for being here and Blessings for a Healthy and Happy Spring!
Michael O'Connor

From an email sent to me recently.


Posted by Real News Reporter on March 12th, 2011

A new report released today in the Kremlin prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Institute of Physics of the Earth, in Moscow, is warning that the America’s are in danger of suffering a mega-quake of catastrophic proportions during the next fortnight (14 days) with a specific emphasis being placed on the United States, Mexico, Central America and South American west coast regions along with the New Madrid Fault Zone region.

This report further warns that catastrophic earthquakes in Asia and the sub-continent are, also, “more than likely to occur” with the 7.3 magnitude quake in Japan today being “one of at least 4 of this intensity” to occur during this same time period.

Raising the concerns of a mega-quake occurring, this report says, are the increasing subtle electromagnetic signals that are being detected in the Earth’s upper atmosphere over many regions of the World, with the most intense being over the US Western coastal and Midwest regions.

Important to note are that Russian and British scientists are at the forefront of predicting earthquakes based on these subtle electromagnetic signals and have joined in an effort to put satellites in space to detect more of them.

More ominously in this report are Russian scientists confirming the independent analysis of New Zealand mathematician and long-range weather forecaster, Ken Ring, who predicted the deadly Christchurch quake and this week issued another warning of a quake to hit on or about March 20th.
Ring explains his methodology for predicting earthquakes as follows:

“The planets very much affect the earth, indirectly, by having an effect on the Sun. Some planets are very large. If the Sun was a basketball the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn would be the size of grapefruits, and the Earth would be, on that scale, the size of a peppercorn.

Jupiter and Saturn cause extra tides on the Sun when they get on either side of the Sun (as with Moon – Earth-Sun when the moon is full) and when these gas giants get on the same side as the Sun, (as with Earth -Moon – Sun when the moon is new). These greater solar tides become sunspot activity and solar flares and can be understood as akin to the increase in tides caused by the Moon when it too gets alongside Earth or opposite Earth.

At the moment we have Jupiter and Saturn on either side of the Sun and creating a tug of war with Earth in the middle. That started last September and will continue until about May. In September the Earth was right in line with Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun too.

That’s why there were several 7+ earthquakes around, it wasn’t just us. For instance there was one in Pakistan on the same day as Christchurch . This Jupiter/Saturn alignment continues until about May, and the Earth comes back into line as well in March. It is why there may be an extreme event, perhaps a large earthquake, around 20 March, which is when the Moon may be again in a trigger position.”

According to this report, however, where Ring is correct in assessing blame for our Earth’s earthquakes on the Sun and Planets, his substituting of Perigean Spring Tides (also known as King Tides) for the low pressure systems associated with them may be incorrect.

The mention in this report of massive low pressure systems being associated with catastrophic earthquakes is especially dire to the United States Midwestern region, which even today is continuing to be pounded by horrific rainfall amounts, and most especially impacting the New Madrid Fault Zone State of Arkansas which has suffered over 800 earthquakes in the past 6 months alone.

Equally in danger, this report continues, is the South American Nation of Bolivia which has, likewise, suffered catastrophic low pressure system storms that in the past week have killed over 52 people.

Most ominous in this report, though, is its warning that the fault-riddled State of California may be about to suffer its most catastrophic earthquake in decades as new reports for this region show the mass death of millions of fish [photo bottom left] is now occurring, and just like the mass stranding of whales on New Zealand beaches days prior to the February 22nd destruction of Christchurch.

Making the situation for our Planet even grimmer are the reports that our Sun is continuing to spew forth massive solar flares, the latest warned to hit our Earth today or tomorrow thus prompting the Hermanus Space Weather Warning Centre (SWWC) to issue a Solar Flare warning for the Southern Hemisphere.

Interesting to note in all of these events is the United States Army announcing this week that it is holding a rare training event involving the US Military, the CIA, Canadian officers, US Treasury and State departments, the US Agency for International Development, the Defense Threat Readiness Agency and the International Red Cross between March 21-25 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and which should the worst happen they will certainly be prepared for it.


As this report concludes, that as of yet, “no firmly reliable” method for predicting earthquakes has been scientifically recognized, it is well worth noting the too-many-to-be-ignored anomalous coincidences leading up to catastrophic mega-quakes are breaking out all over the World and should only be ignored at ones peril. In other words, it is always best to be prepared should disaster strike, wherever the warning comes from.

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Moon in Pisces - March 4, 2011

Current Moon Activity:
New Moon - March 4, 12:46 pm PDT
Next Full Moon - March 19, 11:10 am PDT
Next New Moon - April 3, 7:32 am PDT

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Some people have commented that because I use Astrological terminology, they either lose interest or are unable to understand what is being said. Some have asked me to ‘dumb it down’. Actually, while I do use the language of Astrology, which can be technical, I always fully explain and interpret the meaning of the Astrology terminology. In fact, I would say the ratio is 80/20, English to ‘Astrologese’. The other issue is background knowledge. For this reason, I write articles and together with this newsletter in which I elaborate on various perspectives of Astrology. To date, I have written many articles and these can also be found in the Library of my site. Yet, the best option is to begin with a better grasp of the language of Astrology itself. This begins with learning the Astrological alphabet. I teach a 4 X 90-minute webinar which offers you a firm grasp of the Astrological alphabet. Better yet, in the process you learn how to read and effectively use an Astrology Calendar. With this tool, you will not only achieve a repetitive use and so a deep memory and comprehension of the language of Astrology, you will also have a very practical tool for working with the rhythms and cycles of your life! The next webinar begins on March 9 and then March 14, 16 and 21st. The cost is just $100 and includes all the notes, slides and recordings after each session so you can review the course on your own time as well as an Astrology Calendar sent to you in the mail. If interested, please send me an email with the following in the subject line:
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Happy New Moon in Pisces!

Before I shed some light on the epic cycles and planetary convergences now underway, here are a few insights regarding this current New Moon ‘seed’. (The theme of cycles has a very ‘organic’ correspondence). Also, I have broken with tradition and will include some insights from two other Astrologers about these exciting times after I share my own insights for this lunar cycle with you. I hope you enjoy what you are about to read and thank you for being here and taking the time to do so. Astrology is a valuable guide for our times and as we tune-in to the powerful guidance and inspiring insights that it offers, we awaken more fully to who we are and where we are in the cycles of time.

If you look to the New Moon in Pisces chart (HERE), you will see a whole group of planets all lined-up in Pisces. These include Chiron, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury and Uranus. Like sentinels on either end is Neptune, (the modern ruling planet for Pisces but at the last degree of Aquarius), and at the other end is Jupiter in the early degrees of Aries, (and Jupiter is the traditional ruling planet for Pisces). So, there is a good deal of Pisces influence in this New Moon. This implies that it is a creative planning cycle. Pisces is the 12th sign of the Zodiac. Where Aries is the 1st Sign and is symbolic of the newborn and new beginnings, and where Aquarius is the 11th Sign and is symbolic of the elderly and the end of life, Pisces symbolizes life between lives, the astral world and the subconscious. Pisces is symbolic of the creative imaginative process of planning our lives, or shall I say, dreaming them into reality. Aries is that spark, action and assertion process which actually initiates these into reality. So, the next New Moon which is in Aries will more fully activate the current themes and come to fruition at the Full Moon a couple of weeks later.

The most important aspect in the chart is a close angle between Mars and Pluto. This is a very potent energy pattern implying action. This chart suggests not only awakening, but a veritable summons to participate in the awakening. As more people simply tune-in and acknowledge that some form of great awakening is underway, more will awaken and so on…. The call now is for courage, the right use of will and symbolic action – leading by example. The right use of will occurs when ‘might’ or power/authority remains subordinate to human rights.

There is some intrigue in this chart pattern as well. We are at a very pivotal time now and a revolution is on the rise. Such action often produces casualties as ‘storm and trial’ periods of life will do. It is natural to want to prevail, carry on and live. But by its very nature, revolutions overthrow existing structures and status quo. Consequently, the game gets much more intense and competitive. Some begin to run and hide, others choose to stand and fight. Forces clash and sometimes the rebellion is crushed but if it is the will of destiny, the revolutionary forces prevail. According to the Astrology charts, which has some insight on the cosmic will of destiny, the revolution will prevail.

The time has come to enter into a whole new era. The time span of this revolutionary turn in the road has certainly already begin, yet will escalate noticeably over the next six weeks and continue all year long. April and September will prove to be the most pivotal months. Yet March itself will prove also to be very eventful and we will see a progressive build-up as the spring approaches.

By June, the plot will thicken yet with back-to-back Solar Eclipse cycles, both belonging to the same Saros family – Saros 13 South. (I have explained eclipses before. If you would like to learn more about them, follow the link at the top of the page to the January 4, 2010 and then from the December 5, 2010 New Moon Newsletters). The current Saros Series from the Solar Eclipse on January 4th, of which the Total Lunar Eclipse on winter Solstice 2010 was a part, was Saros Series 13 ‘North’. The basic theme is one of “group associations” and large, ambitious projects. Broken bonds then re-unification are part of the plot. So, the upcoming pair of eclipses on June 1st and July 1st, 2011 are members of the same Saros Series, SS13 ‘South’. Both series are linked, yet also distinct. So, the same theme of group ambitions and actions exists in SS13 South as with SS13 North, yet is said to have a more sinister flavor. The same urge to expand exists yet there are delays, frustrations, inhibitions and separations.

I heard someone say recently, ‘a bad Moon is rising’ and they were referring to this cycle. In the drama of duality one person’s win is often another’s loss. The future is not pat; it is probable, but not certain. It is this uncertainty principle which makes life really interesting and worth living. Yet, there are trends, themes and cycles we can count on, like the turn of the seasons. While there are certainly common denominators, we all experience, perceive and interpret reality our own way. It’s all relative! Winter in the north is summer in the south. Subjective perspective must ever be open to what is objective. ‘There is no one pill’ or solution or approach or way to anything. Interestingly, the march of science has strived to achieve pure objectivity. The result; it cannot achieve this illusive goal. We have come to realize that what we deem objective is something of a collective agreement of our subjective interpretations. In other words, pure objectivity is an illusion of duality. This is the message of Pisces. The sign of dreams, illusions, fantasies, imagination and mysticism….

Uranus officially enters Aries on March 11. (See chart here). It is specifically the presence of Jupiter and now Uranus in Aries which is so synchronistic with the revolutionary activity we see in the world, especially in the Middle East. The entire world is feeling the waves of these revolutions and they are occurring here as well and we are only at the starting point of this cycle. Pluto in Capricorn, Saturn in Libra and both Jupiter and Uranus in Aries - all the Cardinal Signs - are the indicators of the synchronization occurring with rapid revolutionary action and change occurring at mass social and core political levels. Some cycles are more dynamic and epic than others and we are in the midst of one of them now. This is a time of great cyclic convergences.

Let these events illustrate the accuracy of how well Tropical Astrology works. The notion that Western Astrology is ‘out of whack’ and so on by non-astrologers and Astronomers who assume they understand how and why it works is what is out of whack. Interestingly, according to the bulk of Astronomers lead by Carl Sagan back in the 70’s, Astrology has no foundation at all. 40 years later and going strong, now Astronomers waltz in and start saying it is not accurate. So, which is it? Is it all “bunk” or is it “out of whack” or are these Astronomers perhaps blinded by their own bias and perhaps some hubris to boot? Astrology is anchored in a metaphysical understanding of reality where the entire universe is understood to be conscious and intelligent and where multiple dimensionality is a simple fact. Woven into this is our own individual consciousness and perceptions wherein we are co-creators who are paradoxically both one with and in life. This metaphysical reality may also be understood as holistic where whole brain thinking recognizes a more inclusive perspective on reality that transcends materialistic, singular and exclusive conclusions. In this respect, other systems of Astrology can work as well. That ‘there can only be one’ is simply a monotheistic reductionism which hides in the halls of mechanistic science. The political revolutions underway will prove also to be revolutions in consciousness where materialistic reductionism will no longer assume leadership.

That Astrology works is a given. I have been consistently writing my weekly Horoscope column since 1993, with only a handful of weeks missed in the early days. Ever since I began, people have noticed and commented on how accurate the words I write prove to be, time and again. A Horoscope is like a sneak preview. It works because of the principles upon which it rests which are at the root of Astrology. I am referring to the Sun. A person’s Sun sign based on the month in the year they are born, with the year beginning at Winter Solstice verses the January 1 date each year. There is validity to that date as well. But that is a story for another day. Looking to a person’s whole chart based on the birth date, year, place and time brings the preview clip of the Horoscopes to a full screen motion picture the encompassed the entirety of a person’s life span. The simple fact that it offers so much accurate insight, that it works, is testimony to a conscious universe.

The life flow exerts its own influence and we are players in the game. This is one of the messages of Astrology. While we are busily living our life, life is living us. Some deem this consideration as weakness. The alternative is akin to disrupting the flow of the river. It can be done, the river can be re-routed or damned and managed with locks… yet it cannot be stopped altogether, not without immense effort and casualty. Invariably, we must cooperate with ‘the nature of things’. That is the wisdom of Astrology: conscious and co-operative co-creation with natural realities, rhythms and cycles. Prediction by the way is only one feature of Astrology, not its sole purpose as many have been lead to assume. Everyone wants in on the prediction game, especially science.

Woven within the simple Zodiac Mandala of 12 signs is an encompassing story about life. It ranges for the most material and obvious to the most paradoxical and mystical reaches. As our consciousness expands, the many layers of perception, understanding and meaning woven within the very structure of Zodiac Mandala expands along with our changing times. Yes, archetypes are flexible and because they are at the very essence of our being, they are ever with us.

On a final note, I am of course taking appointments for personal Readings which are both done by phone or in person and recorded for you. My goal is to look at who you are (nature/character), where you are coming from, (past/root motivations and patterns), where you are ‘going to’ (various aspects of your destiny), where you are at now in your life (according to current cycles) and what is next (awareness/guidance). In addition to what usually amounts to a healing experience, in as much as the approach I take serves to align people with their core nature and destiny, you will experience *Affirmation*Inspiration*Vision* Strategy*.

I will leave off with some insights from two people passionate and aware of the cycles that Astrology observes – Elizabeth Cardarelli and Guy Allaire, to bring some added insight and inspiration to this special and interesting time we are in.

Thank you for being here,


Dear Fellow Travelers, Happy New Moon in Pisces, the ultimate creative and sensitive water sign where everything flows…. On March 9, we enter into the 9th wave of consciousness as projected in the Mayan cosmology. The fabulous quote below gives a great synopsis of what this process is all about. If you are interested in knowing more about this fascinating and inevitable collective journey we are all on together you can visit or see the Mayan Code:Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind by Barbara Hand Clow. March 9, 2011 is the Dawn of Unity Consciousness. The activation of the Tree of Life and the positioning of our universe in relation to the Galactic Center is having some dire effects along the lines of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia which are situated at a strategic point in the global brain. The powerful planetary effects at this time are showing us the doorways we need to enter to reconnect with our unconscious selves as we awaken.

There have been many portals and star gates along the way which have facilitated our personal awareness of clearing and connecting to the photon light that is intelligently interacting with our own personal auric fields. This may sound new age, or cosmic, and it IS! The stellar potential of our lives is so possible and totally up in the field. Manifestation can occur instantly now, so focus on your highest good and the good of all as we enter our own full Monte of life on earth in unprecedented times of fulfillment and challenge. This is my interpretation as I have been following the nanosecond (as describes in Barbara Marciniak's book Path of Empowerment) a 25 year period which started at the Harmonic Convergence in 1987 and peaks at the approaching date being popularized by the Mayan anthropological work, of 2012. I am very grateful to all my teachers and awakeners along this mind blowing path.

Elizabeth Cardarelli,

Uranus in Aries will create a Revolution of Consciousness
By: Guy Allaire

The greatest revolution in human history begins March 11th, 2011 with the planet Uranus’s entrance into the constellation of Aries. This is a pinnacle moment in human history that will come to be known as the Revolution of Consciousness. Unlike revolutions of old, this revolution will be centered in the hearts and minds of the men, women, and children that inhabit the planet Earth. What is about to unfold is nothing less than the most brilliant period of not only our lifetimes, but of all lifetimes - and it starts in just a few short weeks!

The first “shot” of this revolution will be a metaphysical one, fired from a divinely awakened quantum gateway in the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy. This gateway will unleash powerful, higher-dimensional energy that has never before been felt on Earth. This radical new energy will totally immerse the planet, affecting an instant evolution of consciousness in the spiritually awakened; a quantum leap of the mind that has never before been experienced on Earth.

As we journey closer and closer to the 2012 event horizon, this spectacular cosmic event serves as a crucial step in mankind’s ascension and acceptance of the realities of the higher dimensional nature of existence. This galactic gateway that will soon open is comparable to the concept of a “wormhole” in that it will serve as a channel to higher octave energy sourced from the 8th dimension. The 8th dimension is that of unity consciousness, or simply put, God¹s consciousness. This energy is the essence behind the events that will soon come to pass. God’s unity consciousness will soon begin to flourish in us all.

This new level of consciousness, sourced from God, is of course universal in nature. As such, it will provide the foundation for the acceptance of extraterrestrial life, which brings us to a major aspect of what the upcoming Uranus transit entails: mainstream acceptance of extraterrestrial life. Humanity will soon become intimately aware that not only does extraterrestrial life exist, but it has been influencing events on Earth for quite some time. This singular aspect of the coming Uranus transit alone is enough to exact an instant, global, paradigm shift, and that is exactly the nature of this transit’s energy: instant paradigm shift.

Mainstream acceptance of extraterrestrial life will instantly shatter paradigms of the past and create a new way of thinking and feeling in us all. We will no longer accept the artificially-maintained status quo that we have for so long. Exotic new technologies will begin to go public as if a science fiction movie had become reality. Free energy technology will be a major part of this, as well as revolutionary advances in medicine, agriculture, communications, computer sciences, optics, magnetics, and terraforming. This technology will transform the way we live and interact with one another forever.

The coming explosion in technology and innovation will spur levels of humanitarianism the world has never seen. A tremendous global movement to eradicate poverty, uplift the nations, and heal the ecosystems of the world will begin to manifest. Hundreds of millions of passionate, altruistic, like-minded souls will begin to connect, collaborate, and push projects to success that in years past would have never come to fruition. Imagine dormant neurons in a brain, flashing into life and connecting billions of times over until the entire mind is illuminated, totally beaming with light that is where we are going as a civilization.

I must warn that this astrological movement also signals the beginning of the greatest amount of political and economic turmoil the world has ever known. As a revolutionary spirit inflames the globe, we will experience wide-spread instability, manifesting in a variety of ways. The newly awakened society will begin to revolt in such massive ways that they will absolutely cripple “the system.” First World nations will be swept with peaceful protests, sit-ins, and demonstrations while Third World nations will erupt with war-like violence. The world over, corrupt government agendas will come to a screeching halt by the will of the people.

Within the first year of this transit as people begin to awaken, it will become understood that the extraterrestrial elements that have been embedded deep in human society haven’t been playing a positive role in our evolution as a civilization. This understanding will kindle a united, warrior-like attitude among global citizens that will serve as the most important driving factor in the coming revolution. Make no mistake that the power structure of Earth is currently “operating from the shadows”, but that the time of their authority has expired by Divine Decree and in perfect timing with Cosmic Order.

Intervention has and will continue to happen in strategic, surgical strikes that will ultimately lead to their defeat. This battle will be most intense during the summer months of 2012 as the planet Uranus squares the planet Pluto. By winter of 2012, it will become clear that humanity is free, finally, after thousands of years of manipulations. After December 21st, 2012, as many of the world’s most infamous prophecies come to a crossroads, mankind’s Golden Age will finally commence.

An aspect of astrology that I find absolutely beautiful is that as events happen on a global or macrocosmic level, they also happen on a personal, microcosmic level in exact synchronicity. This upcoming Uranus transit is no different, and soon we will all be going through our own personal revolutions, albeit in unique ways, all in accordance with God’s Divine Plan for each of us. This is where the Sacred Science of Astrology can enlighten so brilliantly; it can identify the source and the expression of the coming revolutions in our lives, with mind-boggling accuracy.

On a cultural level people will start to openly embrace and seek out the profound wisdom of the Occult Sciences, which are rooted in the higher dimensional nature of existence. People will realize that there is a hidden, perfect order to creation. In times of great change, they will increasingly want to understand, at the deepest levels, exactly what their role is in this perfect symphony that they may navigate through the coming changes and manifest the highest outcomes. The best way to create personal security and abundance during the coming times will be identifying, accepting, and properly expressing one’s personal revolutionary energy.

This personal revolution, which will manifest for many as the development of extraordinary, even Biblical-level spiritual and metaphysical gifts, will be the answer to all our present and future problems. It is up to each of us to totally embrace the shocking changes in order to fulfill our destinies in the coming global revolution. Those who succumb to fear and resist these changes will do so at their own peril. Those who embrace the changes will skyrocket to prominence and success. This can be a very frightening thought to entertain, which brings me to the significance of Uranus being in the constellation (Sign) of Aries, the archetype of the warrior

In Astrology, attunement to archetypal energies is an extremely important concept to understand and integrate. In simplistic terms, one must “vibe” with the virtues of the sign to manifest the greatest outcomes of the transit or placement. With Uranus being in Aries, we can manifest magnificence in our lives by cultivating and expressing bravery, confidence, fearlessness, independence, and novelty in the area of our life (and natal chart) where Aries energy lies. This is a time where a warrior will be born in all of us, though it’s up to us to decide what to do with this new energy.

As this fiery, Uranian energy blasts through the collective consciousness, the values of people will be changed and elevated in an instant. The lust for the trivial will be transmuted into the yearning for spiritual and metaphysical talents. Materialism will be replaced by spiritualism. The so-called celebrities of today will fade into obscurity as a new breed of celebrities, deriving their power from spiritual development and humanitarian passion will be catapulted into the limelight. These will be the heroes and heroines of the New Age that is being birthed before our eyes.

After intense personal changes these past few years I have come to understand and accept my role in the coming revolution. As an Intuitive Astrologer that can interpret the language of the Heavens, I can relay the most important information to my fellow brothers and sisters that they might align with and benefit from synchronicity with Cosmic Order. My vision for our future is golden and brilliant, and it is my sincere wish to impart this same vision to you all through my writing and my astrologically-based spiritual counsel.

Guy Allair - Astrologer

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Moon in Aquarius - February 2, 2011

Current Moon Activity:
New Moon - February 2, 6:31 pm PDT
Next Full Moon - February 18, 12:36 am PDT
Next New Moon - March 4, 12:46 pm PDT

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Kung Hei Fat Choy – Happy Chinese New Year of the Metal Rabbit! The New Year for Chinese Astrology begins at the time of the Aquarius New Moon each year. So, I can also say happy New Moon in Aquarius! Further, that so happens to be the start date in 9 Star Ki, otherwise referred to as Chinese Numerology. The Astrological and the Numerological New Year in Chinese divination tools this year begins at the same time, which is not usually the case. The New Moon also coincides with Candlemas and Groundhog Day as well! So, the New Year on February 3rd this year takes on a little extra magic as it closely aligns the Astrology and Numerology cycle start dates. That is quite apt for the lucky Hare.

In this time of great awakening and revolutionary change that is sweeping our planet, we need all the white magic and heart centered vision that we can get. This sort of vision is the kind that recognizes our essential unity as human beings and with all life. The very fact that Astrology works as well as it does is testimony to this unity. This is a principle reason why it has undergone so much attack and continues to do so. Some profit from division. Of course, Astrology too evolves and we have come to a time when we are awakening to the fact that we are co-creators with life. Life is not simply fated in some linear fashion. As souls incarnate, we co-create everything and this certainly includes our destiny. Co-creation implies cooperation and for this to occur we must be willing to make efforts to tune-in to who we are at deeper levels of being, beyond our social status and economic standing and so on. At the deeper layers we are souls and life is pervaded with spirit and consciousness, love and creativity. Yet in between this core source of being and our ego personality on the surface of it al, tools like Astrology and Numerology serve by providing a logical interface between the personality and soul. These and other tools are maps of consciousness which illustrate probabilities and possibilities. Together these two words indicate that we can use our free will to cooperate with life both at deeper levels and on the surface of things in our everyday reality. Yet, it helps immensely to have some guidance and Astrology and Numerology provide excellent tools/maps in this regard. While the map is not the territory, it helps immensely when we are on a journey and in many respects that is what our life is.

Taking a peak at the next deeper layer, it is useful to understand that all of the 12 Signs of the Chinese system of Astrology have a base element. For the Rabbit, it is Wood. The Metal of this year combined with the base element Wood can be seen to present a harsh element, by virtue of metal cutting wood. Yet, for the exact same reason it can also be seen to have a productive side as well. In 9 Star Ki the central number is 7, which implies a very social and rapid growth year. Of itself, #7 in the Chinese System is symbolic of Harvest and generally implies relaxation and fun!

Given all the drama and excitement of late in the world, Egypt, for example, and with natural disasters and severe weather everywhere, could it be true that 2011 will prove to be one of peace and joy? Might we actually experience some reprieve in 2011, the lead up year to 2012? Given the spiritual implications of this time, beyond the doom and gloom scenarios some feel bent on, there is very good reason to believe that this year will prove to be one of spiritual awakening and healing of consciousness at collective levels. Direct your focus and intent in this way!

The many dramas in January, our 1st month of the year, have all occurred in the last month of the year of the Metal Tiger! I mentioned last month that with Jupiter entering Aries again, the last month of the Tiger would be sure to leave some final claw marks and it certainly has! Of itself, the situation in Egypt is serving to present a very important precedent regarding the power of the people to, at least finally, push for democracy. These are very distinct Tiger themes. These key political events could prove to be a real inspiration banner for other countries or at least send a message to world leaders to be more integral and respectful in their choices and actions. Perhaps the reflective Rabbit will synchronize with a more philosophically reflective period in general throughout 2011. Hopefully, that uprising in Egypt will end soon and without any more casualties. This year can be much more joyful and fulfilling that we might be lead to expect especially if we chose to focus on the awakening that is occurring. A new yet old paradigm of consciousness is rapidly emerging. It is deeply spiritual and embraces science too. Call is cosmic consciousness because we are awakening to the realization that the cosmos is not only pervaded with consciousness, it is consciousness made manifest.

So, with luck from the Rabbit, we are taking a positive turn and 2011 is going to turn out to be positive in many ways for us all! Of course, to gain a real look at the year for any given person, the Astrology and/or Numerology chart would have to be interpreted. If you would like to experience a Chinese Astrology/Numerology Reading please contact me. I am well versed in both systems and combine them for even deeper insight.

There is a lot of anticipation in the New Moon chart (see here). Sun, Moon and Mars conjunct and Chiron and Neptune conjunct in Aquarius suggest a revolutionary theme. It is one of continued healing in consciousness. Yet, it also implies a real motivation of energies and of will power. Uranus in Pisces still indicates that the great awakening will continue, and with the Chinese influences stands to achieve a great breakthrough over the next 12 Solar months and 13 Moon Cycles. Venus in Sagittarius closely conjunct the Galactic center offers a hint at the auspicious energy anchored into this upcoming year. Jupiter in Aries is also very exciting. This indicates a very big pioneering initiative. Since Jupiter will only be in Aries until June, expect the pace to move very quickly, just as we see with world revolutions. When Uranus enters Aries in mid March, a deeper layer of the awakening and change will take on even more revolutionary proportions. We will experience some of the first waves over the month of March, but the really big waves will come in next year in the year of the Water Dragon when Uranus makes its first of 7 Square aspects to Pluto over the course of the following 4 years after that.

So 2011 and the Metal Rabbit theme stands to be a fortunate lead up to the now infamous 12/21/2012 Mayan calendar end date. Some believe that the big changes will actually unfold in 2011 and that it is the real end date year. I doubt that will prove to be true. However, the biggest threatening theory linked to 2012 is the predicted Solar Max cycle which is believed to be upwards to 30% and I have heard some sources say even 50% larger than usual. This is very, very significant. Also, I have heard from Mitch Battros and his newsletter that this Solar Flare activity is slated to occur in the winter of 2011/2012. Since there is only 10 days of winter in 2011, it is probably quite safe to assume that these would occur in 2012.

The chaotic weather patterns in the world and the sudden and simultaneous death of flocks and herds is its own category and in many respects is the biggest issue, beyond social and political revolutions. How these political events coincide with the 2012 theme is another story. So, my message maintains that the real action in regards to the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar will occur in 2012 - not 2011 as some believe. Both Western and Chinese Astrology align with this perspective in their own respective ways.

On a final note, this is Lunar Year 4709, according to the popular Chinese calendar. In addition to having a different start date, Chinese Astrology is a “Lunar” system of Astrology, whereas Tropical Astrology which predominates here in the Western World is a “Solar” system. Vedic Astrology and other Oriental systems are also based on Lunar Calendars. Mayan Astrology is both Lunar and Solar, and then some, as it contains 17 Calendars. To its credit, Mayan Astrology acts as a bridge between the Oriental and the Occidental systems and cosmologies.

To truly appreciate how Astrology works in all its various ways requires sincere investigation. In this newsletter I provide preliminary background by way of various articles. I intend to make these a part of a book I am writing on the subject which I hope will help people better understand how and why astrology, any system of Astrology, works in the first place. The 13 Constellation theory, is a case in point. If you want to further understand this read more HERE.

May the Year of the Metal Rabbit prove auspicious and full of good fortune for us all!