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Marlena Applebaum

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Astrological Counseling

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July 29, 2011

Listening for the voice of inspiration...

 

 

The Moon is Void-of-Course all day, Mercury is opposite Neptune (☿☍♆), and it’s the last day of the Waning Crescent (Balsamic) Moon before the New Moon on 7/30. What does all this mean? Chill time, rest, introspection, patience and faith... Diving within, accessing the higher octaves of love, imagining the new beginning, allowing the past to dissolve away, listening for the voice of inspiration, letting things be...

 

In addition, the Moon is in Cancer ♋ today, which further encourages enjoying the inner realms to find/create nurturing, comfort, and healing. 


July 4, 2011

July 4-13 Venus connects with all the outer planets

 

 

From 7/4 to 7/13 Venus connects with all the outer planets one after the other - bringing intense focus to relationships and one’s sense of self-worth. Venus will reactivate the Grand Cross - tension, polarization of opposing feelings, and the need for change/transformation that we felt through June - but Venus also makes harmonious aspects supporting spiritual vision, connection, and buoyancy. Read more...


June 22, 2011

It’s a day ideal for contemplation, meditation, dreaming, and imagining

 

 

The Moon is in Pisces ♓ and Void-of-Course all day, so it’s a day ideal for contemplation, meditation, dreaming, and imagining. Envision solutions and outcomes that are best for you and the higher good. Tomorrow The Moon will enter Aries ♈, a perfect time to initiate action inspired by today’s receptivity and dynamic stillness.

 

Also today, the Sun☉trined Neptune ♆ (10:08aEDT), amplifying the dreamlike quality and spiritual essence of the day. At the same time Mars ♂ squared Neptune ♆ (2:46aEDT), obscuring our motivations and assertions, emphasizing again the wisdom in waiting until tomorrow to take important actions, if possible. There is a potential for lack of clarity - what’s “real” or “true” may be colored by subjectivity, yet the voice of intuition may also be strong today. How to sort through it all? I’m not sure, but I can guess it’s not via the ego’s route... 


June 17, 2011

Mercury ☿ makes multiple connections

 

 

6/17-6/19: Our minds and mouths could be ultra active as Mercury ☿, ruler of thoughts and words, makes multiple connections (above and so below): trines Neptune ♆ - we open to the voice of intuition and inspiration; sextiles Jupiter - our perspectives broaden; squares Uranus - sudden news or surprises; trines Chiron - potential for healing conversations; and opposes Pluto - deep transformative truths revealed...


June 10, 2011

Venus square Neptune — true love, soul-mates -- or a mirage?

 

 

Venus ♀ square Neptune ♆ — true love, soul-mates — or a mirage? When Venus, the planet of love, is in a challenging relationship with Neptune, the planet of divine union but also illusions/fantasy — it’s not a bad idea to ask this question... Indeed we can do so without becoming jaded or losing faith in inspired possibilities...


June 3, 2011

Neptune goes retrograde today for 5 months

 

 

Neptune ♆, the planet of union with the Divine, subtle perceptions of the inner realms, and also paradoxically delusion and glamour - went retrograde today. The retrograde phase (now through mid Nov) reveals the process of discerning truth from deception and reality from illusion. This is the time to listen carefully to your intuition, review what you believe to be true, and align with your spiritual path.

I read this headline today, which deepened my understanding of Neptune retrograde:
“A federal grand jury charged two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday with soliciting and covering up the secret spending of more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.”

Spiritual alignment will happen sooner or later, with our conscious intention or not, but it’s more pleasant to go willingly toward Truth, instead of being caught and imprisoned by that which we would prefer to deny.


May 19, 2011

Square to Neptune — overactive imagination or creative mystical imagination?

 

 

This Full Moon on 5/17 was square to Neptune ♆, so although something comes to light once the Moon reaches fullness (lighting up the night - lighting up that which was previously dark), the square to Neptune may have added confusion or an overactive imagination (or creative mystical imagination, on the higher side) into the mix, only to be seen more clearly now, a day or two after the Full Moon.


April 2, 2011

Neptune enters Pisces

 

 

With the powerful and dynamic celestial events as of late, today we have a softening & gentle, yet significant influence: Neptune, the planet of spirituality, enters it’s corresponding sign, Pisces. This is a big shift as Neptune will be spending the next 14 years in the shimmery waters of Pisces (minus a short retrograde into Aquarius)! Compassion, unity consciousness, and unconditional love are strongly supported!

Neptune in Pisces wisdom: “A Sufi story tells of a student who complains to his teacher about the cruel realities of the world. The teacher replies, ‘Yes, of course, but if it weren’t for the hidden work of those who pray, imagine, dream, and act compassionately when the opportunity presents itself, things would be much worse.’” ~Caroline Casey


March 26, 2011

Venus, goddess of love, kisses dreamy Neptune

 

 

May we soak up this moment, as Venus, goddess of love, kisses dreamy Neptune tonight, right before entering his sign, Pisces, for 3 1/2 weeks. Perhaps boundaries melt away, and a glimpse of union is felt. You float gently, letting imagination guide. The voice of intuition speaks within inspiring us towards higher expressions of love & creativity... Or, there might be confusion, illusion, or over-idealization.


February 20, 2011

Mercury, Mars, and Neptune conjunct

 

 

Mercury (communication), Mars (action and/or war), and Neptune (spirituality and/or illusions) all meet today. This combination of energies has the potential to stir up a whirlwind of intense interactions, with the possibility of confusion being part of the mix. It’s a good time to seek direct knowledge from experience, while maintaining awareness of egoic impulses, and without having one’s head in the clouds.

These three planets are meeting at 29º Aquarius. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is: “The beautifully winged insect has just come forth into glorious adult being on completion of its metamorphosis.”


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