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Marlena Applebaum

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Astrological Counseling

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September 8, 2011

Mercury opposite Neptune (☿☍♆)

 

 

Have you ever experienced a synchronicity that is so outrageously timed that you know life is a dream... and so perfectly relevant that you know God is near? With Mercury opposite Neptune today, the mind can attune to notice these little divine communications... 


September 8, 2011

Supernova (star explosion)... As above so below

 

 

Today I read about a powerful astronomical event: There is a star in the Pinwheel Galaxy currently in the midst of its dying process. When a star runs out of fuel to sustain itself, it collapses setting off a massive and violent explosion, called a supernova. At its peak, a supernova can shine so bright it lights up the entire galaxy in which it occurs. Additionally, the shock waves from the explosion can trigger the birth of new stars. This supernova is 21 million light years away, but it is the closest one seen from Earth for decades and tonight will be its brightest night. With a telescope it is visible above the Big Dipper and may even be possible to see with binoculars. 

 

Astrology is the alchemical practice of taking that which is seen in the external world and discovering the inner symbolic significance of it, “As above, so below.” Regarding this extraordinary and somewhat rare supernova, some questions one might ask oneself are: Read more...


September 1, 2011

Jupiter retrograde (Aug 30-Dec 25)

 

 

On August 30th, Jupiter ♃ - the planet of increase, optimism, and the search for truth - stopped, turned around, and began traveling in reverse. Jupiter will be retrograde for almost 4 months, taking the journey and the search backwards (for review and synthesis) and inwards (seeking inner truth). Jupiter will travel from 10 degrees back to 0 degrees Taurus ♉. Where you have these degrees of Taurus in your chart (and other planets in early degrees which may be aspected) gives a clue about the area of life where you will have an opportunity to reassess recent expansion... The energy of Jupiter retrograde in Taurus can help us to refine and stabilize what was developing, appreciate the gains that were made, and ground them in practical, usable ways. One way to make the aspirations (Jupiter) sustainable over time (a Taurus concern) is by finding our way, Taurus style, meaning less effort and more enjoyment, less doing and more being. Read more...


August 26, 2011

Mercury goes direct!

 

 

Mercury’s 3 week vacation comes to an end today at 6:03p EDT. Time to get back to business as usual, Mercury! No more looking back, uncovering problems for us to fix, and resolving the past. Time to look ahead and move forward!  However, it can take a few days for the transition to smooth out, and it may not feel like a new beginning until the New Moon on Sunday night. 


August 25, 2011

The complexity of today

 

 

Mars square Saturn: the impulse to act may be blocked. Frustrating, but Saturn usually has good reason to make us stop and take heed. Venus trine Pluto: the intensity of facing one’s fears in regard to love or finances, but coming through to the other side, empowered. The Moon is Void all day and Mercury is slowing down to turn direct: things may feel extra blurry, but tomorrow the shift towards clarity is coming.


August 24, 2011

The power of vulnerability

 

 

Venus (love) is opposite Chiron (the wound) today. There may be a feeling of vulnerability a tangible tension between the expression of love or going towards what one desires and the memory of painful wounds and debilities, or a fear of getting hurt because of them. But there is power in vulnerability. The sheer courage it takes to come face to face with our vulnerabilities is part of living wholeheartedly.


August 22, 2011
 

The Sun has one more day in the sign of fixed fiery Leo before moving into mutable earthy Virgo tomorrow. Every sign of the zodiac has its own unique path to happiness. For the Leo archetype, winning your love and adoration is paramount. So of course they must look their best and put on a good show, but an authentic one, which comes from the heart.

“A finer octave that emerges from this theme is Leo’s innate sense of themselves as being a living role model of truth, nobility, and all that is  highest, finest, and truly beautiful at deep soul levels. We all have Leo somewhere in the chart.” ~Diane Applebaum


August 21, 2011

Venus and the Sun oppose Neptune

 

 

With Venus and the Sun opposite Neptune, the urge to escape from ordinary reality may be strong. Anything from fantasy and glamour, to deception, delusion, and addictive behavior, to mystical love and deep communion with the Divine through art, nature, and contemplation is available... And we can use our inspired imagination for conscious creation. 

 

Venus opposes Neptune Sunday at 9:41am EDT, and the Sun opposes Neptune on Monday at 7:28pm EDT. The influence may be felt for a day or two on either side of the exact times... 


August 16, 2011

The Sun, Venus, and Mercury (retrograde) join in radiant Leo

 

 

Today the Sun, Venus, and Mercury are closely aligned together in Leo. The Sun is all about creative self-expression, Venus desires [or demands] love and affection, and Mercury needs and must communicate! This is a potentially sweet combination of energies. With these three celestial bodies in the extravagant sign of Leo, the archetype ruled by the radiant Sun itself, there may be a strong pull to share one’s unique expressions of love and beauty that pour forth from the heart... (But with Mercury still retrograde, and an extra long Void-of-Course Moon yesterday and today, patience is helpful to deal with possible misunderstandings, confusion, and delays.) Read more...


August 13, 2011

Full Moon in Aquarius

 

 

Aug 13: There is a Full Moon at 21º Aquarius at 2:57pm EDT... The Moon presides over emotions. Though emotions tend to be at their peak of intensity during the Full Moon period, it is also a time to observe with objectivity what is coming into focus in order to gain clarity and awareness... The Full Moon may be a time of fulfillment of something initiated in the past. Or it may be a time of realizing what needs to be adjusted. 

 

One may ask: What is now flowering from the seed that was planted at the time of the New Moon in the same sign 6 months ago? (Kelly Lee Phipps). The New Moon in Aquarius was on Feb 7. Certain things you were beginning at that time - and it is often more of an internal process - are now coming to fruition... in the area of the chart where you have Aquarius ♒.

 

Also, the Full Moon in Aquarius sheds light on the needs and feelings of our communities and humanity at large. The archetype of Aquarius asks us to remember our connectedness and unity with all beings, and to seek that which serves the higher good of all. 


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