“My evenings are taken up very largely with astrology. I make horoscopic calculations in order to find a clue to the core of psychological truth. Some remarkable things have turned up which will certainly appear incredible to you.”
~Carl Jung in a letter to Sigmund Freud (June 12, 1911)
I offer astrological counseling for psycho-spiritual exploration, understanding, and transformation. Astrology utilized in this way can be a missing key for deep inner work and can shed light on the path towards greater harmony with the natural rhythms and cycles of one’s life journey. My approach to astrology is to share the potentials and opportunities I see while exploring how the symbols and archetypes are manifesting uniquely for each individual. Astrology is a wonderful tool for self-knowledge and a help in times of challenge or transition. It can facilitate tremendous insight and peace, as well as provide timelines for certain archetypal or energetic influences reflected in our lives and inner states of being. Consultations available for birth chart exploration, current influences, relationship dynamics, and timing for important events.
I will be on a spiritual retreat, away from this blog and astro consultations for a little while (through 10/17 at least)… As far as planetary transits go, here are some highlights, which I will be observing over the coming days:
I am hoping Mercury (transportation) conjunct Saturn (Father Time) on 10/6 does not delay my travel plans! On 10/7 I am looking forward to experiencing the mystical sweetness of Venus (love) trine Neptune (spirituality). The Moon is Void-of-Course for much of this weekend, favoring chill/incubation time over productivity and initiating new things… Then next week Venus and Mercury shift out of fair and diplomatic Libra, taking communicating and relating of all kinds into the deep waters of Scorpio for intensified intimacy and self-transcendence through relationship… On 10/11 there is an exciting Aries Full Moon. Emotions tend to run high anyway when the Moon is full, but in Aries they could be extra fiery. This Full Moon is the perfect time to step into and embody the full courage of your spirit, since Aries is the inner pioneer and warrior... On 10/12 Mercury trines Neptune, bringing an opportunity to absorb collective Higher knowledge into one’s own personal thought waves… On 10/13 the Sun is conjunct serious and disciplined Saturn, but then on 10/14 Venus opposes Jupiter — the two benefics in a polarized position could be just the antidote, expanding love to great heights… October is certainly rich with a diversity of planetary energies in the air...
If you are trying to make a decision now, we are in the last moments of the Gibbous phase of the Moon, before it becomes Full on Monday at 5:27a EDT, so knowledge is still incomplete. Waiting until the Full Moon to make the decision may feel natural, as the Full Moon corresponds with the part of the cycle when facts come to light; clarity is strong; understanding and the ability to be objective is enhanced.
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.
A Full Moon at 23º Capricorn. The corresponding Sabian Symbol: “The army is erect in a long faultless line as resplendent officers confer upon a private two awards for bravery.” Whether the recognition or reward is coming from outside or not, witness and honor yourself for your courage and strength in the face of lifes challenges. Be proud of yourself for your achievements - for growing into who you are today.
“One faces in great struggle, something one fears. The ‘private refers to someone who is not responsible for figuring out strategies for winning the battle, but follows orders. The orders the private in oneself receives come from ‘ranks that represent authority that is truly inner higher spiritual authority for one.” ~Diane Applebaum, Sabian Symbol Extraordinaire
The Moon is in the Gibbous phase, waxing towards full light on 7/15
The Moon is in the Gibbous phase, waxing towards full light on 7/15. Patience and trust may be required as we wait to see what will be revealed at the Full Moon. When the Moon is full, its light corresponds with objectivity, clarity, and awareness. Something often comes to light or fruition at the Full Moon, but for now we continue our work and allow the process to unfold.
Today is a Full Moon total lunar eclipse. Full Moons are associated with seeing clearly, as the Sun lights up the Moon for us to see its entirety, and lights up our night so that we may better see what lurks in the shadows. So too in our lives, we may see something that was previously in the dark for us. An eclipse intensifies the Full Moon energy, often necessitating shifts and changes along with the new awareness.
This lunar eclipse is at 4:14pm EDT at 25º Sagittarius ♐ (sign of the traveler, student/teacher, truth seeker). Wherever 25º Sagittarius is in your chart and if you have major planets or points aspected by it - will give insight as to how this eclipse may touch you, personally... The Full Moon in Sagittarius opposes Mercury ☿ as well as the Sun in Gemini ♊ - so communication, mental processes, and a variety of differing strong opinions may be a substantial part of the experience... This eclipse is not visible in the US - we will not be able to see the earths shadow, first moving across the Moon, then turning it red/orange, so supposedly it may not affect us as intensely on the collective level here in the US.
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.
Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ (today, 5/17/2011 at 7:09am EDT at 26 ♏13). The Full Moon is the crescendo of the lunar cycle and represents things coming to fruition. The waxing Moon (from new to full) is the ideal time to initiate beginnings. It has been known since ancient times to be the best time to plant above ground crops, as the energy is building and supportive of growth. The waning moon (from full to new) is the best time to make adjustments and release.
To inquire deeper into what this Full Moon in Scorpio means for you, look to see where you have Scorpio ♏ in your chart and think back to the beginning of November 2010, when we had the New Moon in Scorpio. Perhaps there was a new beginning of some sort in the area of life represented in your chart where you have Scorpio, and now you can see clearly what has come to light and grown forth in that same area.Read more...
Wonderfully written excerpt by Gary P. Caton and Eric Francis about this Full Moon: “By definition, the Sun and Moon are in opposition at Full Moon, with the Earth between. This is what allows the lunar surface to be fully illumined. Psychologically, its something like staring into a celestial mirror, whereby big chunks of our psyche can also be lit up. This provides opportunities for moments of clarity and holistic self-understanding to those who are aware that life is really just a waking dream, and we are constantly gazing into ourselves, even as our eyes are open... The Moon is in Scorpio, a sign where shes not always so comfortable; the Scorpio Moon can be a bit tense in her skin, and requires special care... The best way to engage with this Full Moon energy is a kind of slow burn, which allows energy to be released but doesnt invite or go looking for conflict. Due to the Moons placement in Scorpio, your intuition may be off; make sure you back it up with facts. Due to Mars presence in Taurus, you may be exaggerating the degree of external conflict, because you feel something burning inside.”
A Full Moon tonight at 28º Libra ♎ - the sign of balance, beauty, and empathy. The Sabian symbol for this Moon: “A man stands alone in surrounding gloom. Were his eyes open to spirit things he would see helping angels arriving.” The word, ‘alone derives from ‘all + ‘one. The etymology suggests that the one inside who feels alone is, in fact, all one with the Infinite.
The Full “Super Moon,” said to have a stronger pull on the tides of the oceans and the blood in our bodies... Unpredictable and shocking is still in the air. Uranus seeks change for the purpose of freeing us from ego limitations. I am envisioning best possible outcomes (The Moon opposes Uranus today, and after the Sun enters Aries on 3/20, marking the Spring Equinox, the Sun conjoins Uranus on 3/21)!