Astrology February 19, 2014: Roadblock – Mercury Square Saturn

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“As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good—I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other.” Marcel Duchamp

COSMIC WATCH:

Retrograde Mercury square Saturn, Moon in Libra

The proverbial saying “silence is golden” may be an effective, diplomatic strategy (Libra Moon) to avail ourselves of today, particularly if we find that we’re in an awkward or difficult situation in which we’re just not mentally connecting with somebody, for whatever reason, and we intuitively sense that, no matter what we do or say, we’re likely to remain at an impasse (Saturn). It’s like one of the roads of the two-way conversation is closed, so what would be the point in trying to journey down it?

Also, it could be that if we’re willing to wait it out or redirect our focus, the road will re-open again shortly, and the conversational flow with be smoother. Too, often there’s great wisdom and reassurance in simply honoring the natural rhythm of things versus feeling that we must force issues in order to meet some arbitrary timetable or expectation of ours. “Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.” Henry David Thoreau

Who, to you, epitomizes the perfect communicator?

Famous February 19 Birthdays:  Seal, Smokey Robinson, Lee Marvin, Victoria Justice

“We’re very physical creatures and we worry about how we look sometimes more than our spiritual selves.” Smokey Robinson

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Patrice Thompson

Construction Road Closed Ahead

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Source Notes:

road closed:http://www.sxc.hu/photo/306208

Birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/february19.html

Thoreau: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/communication?page=4

Duchcamp: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/misunderstanding

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Astrology February 18, 2014: Peace Within – Sun Enters Pisces

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“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” Carl Sagan

COSMIC WATCH:

Sun Enters Pisces, Moon in Libra

The Sun’s ingress into “contemplative” Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, reminds us of our universal roots, where there are no boundaries or divisions, only an enduring interconnectedness with all life forms. The Moon in “relationship” Libra eloquently restates this “togetherness” theme, as does the Nodal Axis shift today, from Scorpio-Taurus into Libra-Aries.

Too, it’s often tempting to think of the concept of unity as something that begins ‘out there.’ That only when others get their act together will there finally be a chance for all of us to peacefully co-exist. Of course, in reality, it doesn’t quite work that way, does it? Unity has always been an inside job. Something that can only come about once we have surrendered our inner turmoil and supplanted it with a reassuring, unyielding peace within. A state of being that allows us to love ourselves and others, unconditionally. “I can only love you most when I love me best.” Steve Maraboli

What is inner peace for you?

Famous February 18 Birthdays: John Travolta, Yoko Ono, Toni Morrison, Helen Gurley Brown

“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” Toni Morrison

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Patrice Thompson

Fish

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Source Notes:

Fish: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/518656

Morrison: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3534.Toni_Morrison?page=2

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Sagan: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/connectedness

Maraboli: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/loving-others

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Astrology February 17, 2014: Build A Better Mousetrap? Mercury-Uranus

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“Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.” John O’Donohue

COSMIC WATCH:

Void of course Moon in Virgo shifts into Libra at 1:23 pm EST, Mercury Semi-square Uranus

The work week commences with the Moon at the end of “methodical” Virgo. Ideal for wrapping up old business. We will also want to continue channeling our “inner efficiency guru.” Additionally, the Mercury-Uranus alignment may poise us to act a little like the wacky scientist in a lab, conducting quirky experiments that no one else quite gets, especially since this is the Sun’s last full day in “tinkering” Aquarius. Meantime, the lunar shift into “balancing, sociable” Libra adds a refreshing, unifying feel to the day. “Treat everyone you meet as though they are the most important person you’ll meet today.” Roger Dawson

What would you like to see invented? A better mousetrap? Stiletto heels that are actually good for the feet? How about socks that are hole-proof? :)

“I wish my stove came with a Save As button like Word has. That way I could experiment with my cooking and not fear ruining my dinner.
” Jarod Kintz

Famous February 17 Birthdays: Michael Jordan, Huey Newton, Paris Hilton

“I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.” Michael Jordan

Enjoy your Monday!

Patrice Thompson

Stars

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Source Notes:

Kintz: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/invention

Stars: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1437040

Jordan: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16823.Michael_Jordan

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Dawson: http://www.values.com/inspirational-quotes/value/44-Respect

O’Donohue:  http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/originality

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Astrology February 16, 2014: Speak Your Piece – Mercury Trine Mars

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“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky

COSMIC WATCH:

Retrograde Mercury trine Mars, Moon in Virgo

We’re more confident in rallying behind our ideas today, or wanting to say what’s on our mind. Also, a positive time for buckling down and tackling projects that require attention to detail, including those that involve perfecting a skill or craft. May also want to put editing on that list.

Too, Mercury-Mars is a plus for public speaking, although it appears that the majority of us will probably be choosing to pass on that particular option, if statistics are correct. It’s estimated that approximately 75% of us suffer from ‘glossophobia,’ a technical term given for the severe fear of public speaking.  In fact, public speaking is deemed to be the greatest fear a person can have, even surpassing the fear of death! Why is that, I wonder? Could it be because most of us fear humiliation? Or, is it because we lack faith in our ideas? What do you think? Are you with the majority here?

“There is only one excuse for a speaker’s asking the attention of his audience: he must have either truth or entertainment for them.” Dale Carnegie

Famous Birthdays February 16: Sonny Bono, John McEnroe, Margaux Hemingway

“I’ll let the racket do the talking.” John McEnroe

Enjoy your Sunday!

Patrice Thompson

Micro

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Source Notes:

micro photo: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1207876

McEnroe: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_mcenroe.html

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Carnegie: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/public-speaking

Dostoyevsky: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/communication

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Astrology February 15, 2014: Shift Perspectives – Mercury Conjunct Sun

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“To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions.” Stephen R. Covey

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Intellectual Mercury (retrograde) conjuncts the Sun in “innovative” Aquarius, an aspect that can help us to shift or adjust our perspectives. Sort of like looking through a kaleidoscope and rotating the angle of the lens, we are more receptive, maybe even eager, to sampling different points of view, or taking in new information.  The Moon’s entrance into “analytical, logical” Virgo (2:58 am EST) also adds some positive foundational glue here. Virgo is one of two signs ruled by the planet Mercury (the other is Gemini).

“A misleading perception or false belief is increasingly being perpetuated that the unconscious or the intuitive is all that really matters in any spiritual endeavor, and that the conscious, rational, logical, analytical mind is the mortal enemy of spiritual awareness and soul growth.” Anthon St. Maarten

Of course, with Mercury retrograde, it’s possible that we may later change our mind about something that we decide today, but instead of recoiling at this possibility (a draining perspective), why not celebrate the fact that we have the power to choose our illustrious thoughts in the first place? Such a wonderful option that many of us take for granted.

Where do you think you might presently be stuck in your thinking?

Famous February 15 birthdays:  Jane Seymour, Susan B. Anthony, Harvey Korman, Cesar Romero, Galileo.

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Galileo

Enjoy your Saturday!

Patrice Thompson

Kaleidoscope 3
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Source Notes:

kaleidoscope 3 image: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/720606

Galileo:https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14190.Galileo_Galilei

Birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/february15.html

St. Maarten: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14761405-divine-living

Covey: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201210/50-quotes-perspective

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Astrology February 14, 2014: A Full Moon in Leo

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“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

COSMIC WATCH:

A Full Moon in “self-confident, theatrical” Leo (6:53 pm EST) symbolically encourages us to heroically “own our performance” on the stage of life, regardless of what the critics and others may have to say about us (the Full Moon’s square to “evaluating, censoring” Saturn); something that is not always very easy for many of us to do, in practice, with our ever fragile egos continually getting in the way. Included here, would also be ignoring or turning a deaf ear to the judgmental voice of our own “inner critic,” whose review is usually the one that we fear the most because it is normally the most scathing or flagellating.

Author and spiritual teacher, Carolyn Myss, says that only when we learn to purge “the insecure voices in our head that have authority over us,” will we be able to develop self-esteem and then be able to tune into the authentic voice inside of us, which is purportedly the true messenger of our soul. Myss insightfully adds that “this purge” is our “real spiritual journey.” It certainly is an ongoing challenge to subdue or cancel out much of the various familial, societal, and cultural conditioning, that begins bombarding us in early childhood and continues on through adulthood, a smothering legacy that can hold us hostage to a false or distorted sense of self. Fortunately, this Leo Full Moon today can aid us in re-aligning or re-awakening us to our natural passions and creativity, if we but do the work and go within.

On a lighter note, this lunation also deliciously sextiles “passionate” Mars, the planet of desire, in relationship Libra, hinting at the possibility that there may also be other delectable goodies in store, for at least some of us, this Valentine’s Day, besides the traditional heart-shaped box of chocolates, which, in itself, sounds wildly appealing to yours truly, being that I am presently unattached and a serious chocoholic. :) The energizing Moon-Mars sextile also perhaps helps us to take some healthy risks in our interpersonal relationships, as well as possibly neutralizing the affects of the more confining or self-limiting Moon-Saturn square.

“And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.” J. R. R. Tolkien

Other activities for a Full Moon in sunny Leo: do or say things that will help others to shine brightly; be generous with praise or compliments; show leadership; lavish affection on loved ones; include a fun spirit of fanfare in whatever you do; wear something bright or colorful; host a party; create videos; try your hand at acting; attend plays or movies; play in the snow. And, of course, wear big hair!

How might you stave off, or starve, your “inner critic” (Saturn), today and every day?

How important is it for you to hear applause?

How are you at giving and receiving love?

How loved do you feel in your heart, this very moment?

If you could have anyone in the world as your “Secret Valentine,” who would you want it be?

Famous February 14 Birthdays:  Hugh Downs, Florence Henderson, Jimmy Hoffa, Gregory Hines, Jack Benny.

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce;  murder, yes, but divorce, never.” Jack Benny

Happy Valentine’s Day and Full Moon Blessings!

Patrice Thompson

Rose With Some Drops

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Source Notes:

roses: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/825563

Benny: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jack_benny.html

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Tolkien: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/romance

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Astrology January 15, 2014: Full Moon in Cancer

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“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” Heath Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto

COSMIC WATCH:

A Full Moon in “maternal” Cancer tonight (11:52 pm EST) illuminates the polarity between our personal or inner world (home, family, and roots) and our public or outer life (career, duties, and ambitions), the latter signified by the opposing Sun in “paternal” Capricorn.

This nurturing Full Moon is a chance for us to get clearer on how we can successfully integrate both of these realms so that we can bring more enjoyment into our lives. Too, with the frenetic pace of daily living, it’s often easy for us to look upon life as something merely to be endured, instead of as a vehicle for self-actualization and fulfillment.

This feelings-oriented Cancerian lunation predisposes us to go within; to perform a “gut check” on ourselves, regarding where we’re at and how we got there. Feminine, protective Cancer, the sign of the womb and mother, has a very keen survival instinct and always knows what is in its best interests to do to sustain its existence. Included in the equation now may be a growing awareness of the need for administering liberal amounts of self-care to ourselves as a way to start thriving in the future. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” Eleanor Brown

This nostalgic Cancer Full Moon may also find us journeying down “memory lane” to re-connect with, or reflect upon, our familial past. In general, there may also be movement or developments in affairs pertaining to family or our home life. “For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.” John Connolly.

This lunation may additionally be a good time to assuage or heal old wounds as we have benevolent, philosophical Jupiter retrograde conjunct the Moon and wise Saturn trining it from transformative Scorpio. The Moon and Saturn can also help us to coolly detach from our feelings and see things as they are instead of how we merely wish them to be. On another level, this trine is positive for re-organizing our domestic environment to make it more open and efficient, with Saturn injecting the minimalist or utilitarian influences.

Overall, Full Moons are a time for release, a time when we begin to empty out our chalices. We also may see matters suddenly coming to a head or climax. “You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought ‘I release the need for this in my life’”. Wayne Dyer

What activities could you minimize now that don’t add to your sense of personal well-being or professional fulfillment? What makes you feel nurtured and protected? What comes up for your when you think of your home, your family?

Full Moon Blessings to you!

Patrice Thompson

Full Moon

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Source Notes:

Full Moon photo: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1406484

Brown: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/self-care

Dyer: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/release/

Shuck: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/work-life-balance

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Astrology January 9, 2014: Contentment – Moon in Taurus

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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

COSMIC WATCH:

The Moon’s passage through “slow-moving, sustaining” Taurus inspires us to find contentment in the moment, in the simple things of life. It fosters an acceptance of where we are in our journey. The Dalai Lama teaches that when we are “discontented,” we want “more, more, more.” But, when we reflect contentment, we can say to ourselves, “Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.” Contentment also provides us with the strength and wherewithal to continue on our journey; it replenishes our chalice.

This evening’s lunar trine to transforming Pluto (7:27 pm EST) also gives us a chance to clear away toxic emotions that have been holding us hostage. Too, it’s potentially a very sensual influence that can serve to unleash our passions, something that also naturally occurs when we are living fully in the moment. “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.” Carl Jung

How would you characterize a “contented life?”

Famous January 9 Birthdays:  Richard Nixon, Joan Baez, John Denver.

“Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.” Richard Nixon, in his White House farewell

Enjoy your Thursday!

Patrice Thompson

Clouds At ST Pete Beach

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Sources:

Jung: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/carl_jung.html

Clouds at St Pete Beach: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1435881

Nixon: http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Richard_M._Nixon/

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Winfrey: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/contentment

Lama: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/contentment.html

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Astrology January 8, 2014 – Mars Squares Jupiter

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“Once one becomes a man, he can and must make his own decisions. But I do offer warning. Even a good thing can become destructive if taken to excess.” Brandon Sanderson

COSMIC WATCH:

Knowing when to go forward, and when to retreat, could get a bit more complicated for us today with “assertive” Mars making an exact square to “exuberant” Jupiter (5:36 pm EST). Often when these two planets align, we find ourselves going a little overboard with things. Of course, the fact that the Moon is also in “unbridled” Aries, until later this evening, doesn’t really make our discernment here, any easier. (The Moon enters “stabilizing” Taurus at 9:24 pm EST).

On the plus side, this planetary pairing can serve as a mighty elixir for finally goading some of us out of our self-imposed shells, or comfort zones, and into taking much-needed action on our behalf.  Mars-Jupiter aspects have been paired with acts of courage or bravery. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” Nora Ephron

If you felt no fear today, what would you do?

Famous January 8 Birthdays:  David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Bob Eubanks, Shirley Bassey

“Do something worth remembering.” Elvis Presley

Patrice Thompson

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Source Notes:

Suspicious Mind Youtube uploaded by Clareconvy

Presley: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/171592.Elvis_Presley

Ephron: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/courage

Sanderson: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/moderation

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Astrology January 7, 2014: Come Together – Mercury’s Conjunct Venus

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“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” Mahatma Ghandi

COSMIC WATCH:

With the Moon passing through “action-oriented” Aries today, and igniting the entire Cardinal Grand Cross, this is an excellent time for proceeding at full throttle with pivotal projects that we have perhaps had on the back burner, for a while, but still feel passionate about.

Intellectual Mercury’s conjunction with sweet Venus in “ambitious” Capricorn (5:02 pm EST) also helps to foster a spirit of cooperation in business and the workplace, as well as endowing us with a greater appreciation of love and beauty in general. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” Anne Frank

Famous January 7 Birthdays: Nicolas Cage, William Peter Blatty, Kenny Loggins.“Procrastination is what we often call ‘resistance.’” William Peter Blatty

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Patrice Thompson

Galaxy Nebula

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Source Notes:

Galaxy Nebula: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1381187

Emily Dickinson poem: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/why-do-i-love-you-sir/

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Ghandi: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/along.html

Frank: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/beauty

Blatty: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/104728.William_Peter_Blatty

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