Astrology November 26, 2015: Saturn Squares Neptune

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“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. John Lennon

Water, Reflections, Mirroring, Trees

Today’s Energy:

As we count our many blessings this Thanksgiving Day, Saturn in Sagittarius is exactly squaring Neptune in Pisces, the first of three meet-ups that will be occurring over the course of the next year. This aspect has actually been building for a few weeks already. Saturn represents “form” or the “material world,” or what many describe as the “power of manifestation.” In addition, it denotes such things as discipline, experience or maturity, authority figures, achievement, and conservation. On the shadow side, it is a marker of our fears. Included here might be Saturn acting as the official scorekeeper of all that divides us, or makes us feel alone in the world.

Neptune, on the other hand, symbolizes “formlessness,” or the “dissolving of matter,” or what some might regard as the “invisible realm of spirit,” which, for many of us, can be a much more ambiguous concept to grasp or relate to. At its finest, Neptune is associated with such things as faith, hope, unity, compassion, and idealism, and as the higher octave of Venus, “divine love,” – or “unconditional love,” if you prefer. It also governs vision and the power of our imagination. Neptune can also, on the shadow side, be the face of such things as escapism, addiction, trickery, or deception.

The “square aspect” is an alignment that forces us to take action on a matter, as a way of resolving something. So, in this case, we may be deciding, among other things, on whether to be fearful, anxious, or suspicious (Saturn) – or whether to have faith or trust (Neptune). Or, maybe we conclude that it’s not an either or situation at all: that we can feel the fear, the angst, the pain, but still extend the olive branch anyway. Or, maybe if we’re unhappy with our work (Saturn), instead of walking in and quitting in haste (Neptune), we step back and see if we can evaluate the reasons for our dissatisfaction; be more structured or strategic (Saturn) in our approach.

Saturn-Neptune together tends to make us, in general, more starkly aware of our perceived limitations or drawbacks (Saturn), but the issue is whether or not we are going to let them define  who we are. And, whether or not we are going to let them hijack or ride roughshod over our dreams or vision (Neptune), or destroy our idealism.

Sometimes, too, when both of these planets pair up, we’re at a definite crossroads, in our lives, and basically unsure of which way to turn. Neptune does, after all, denote foggy conditions! So, it could be that the square energy might be a perfect time for us to just kick back and push the pause button a while, to lay low on our earthly agenda (Saturn), to grant ourselves a well-deserved time out (Neptune), until we’re better able to see our way ahead.  It’s possible that some of the visions that we’ve had for ourselves, some of the big dreams, are no longer really a go for us, no longer a viable option, and we have to face the music and quit kicking the can down the road. Or, we may decide instead that some dreams are salvageable, but that we need to maybe, at least for the time being, narrow the scope of them (Saturn), or do some creative re-configuring (Neptune), so as to not feel overwhelmed by our present situation. Kind of like when you have a cluttered house, if you at least restore order to part of it, you normally immediately feel better.

Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you many blessings your way.

Patrice Thompson

Turkey, Animal, Bird, Farm, Agriculture

Copyright 2015

Source notes:

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Pierre_Teilhard_de_Chardin

Turkey photo from Pixabay

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Astrology November 25, 2015: Full Moon in Gemini

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“In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.” Criss Jami

Moon, Full Moon, Moonlight

Today’s Energy:

A Full Moon in restless “Gemini the Messenger” (5:44 pm EST) revs up our thought processes and curiosity, potentially resulting in “information overload,” if we’re not careful. Since Gemini is the official sign of communication, there can also be a strong desire now to want to share what we find out with others, kind of like a cub reporter with a red hot news scoop. Gemini also formally governs news organizations and the media.

In general, Mercury-ruled Gemini symbolizes our logical thinking, our sense of wonderment, our interaction with our immediate environment, including our relationships with our neighbors or siblings. This sign is also associated with mass transit and travel.

Full Moons represent culmination points and can bring matters to a head, including what was undertaken – the intentions that were set – during the previous New Moon, which in this case, would have been the New Moon in the “transformational” sign of Scorpio, on November 11th.

Full Moons are also often revelatory, so it’s possible that new information will filter out to us now that causes us to have a fresh takeaway or a new slant on things. It’s also a good time to possibly even reflect upon the particular way that we individually process or sort out our daily experiences, or how we get to know things for ourselves. This could also include assessing our personal style of learning. For example, I recently concluded that I learn best when I take in information via audio versus more passive book reading. At least my level of retention seems to be better with the audio, even though I love to read.

With this Full Moon in Gemini, the Sun is in opposing Sagittarius, the sign of higher understanding, which suggests that, during this lunation, we are also attempting to attach meaning or significance (Sagittarius) to the information that we are receiving or gathering (Gemini). Or, as Criss Jami alludes to in the opening quote of this blog, we are trying to sort everything out in such a way that we know “how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.”

This Gemini Full Moon is also opposing Mercury and Saturn in Sagittarius – which are both conjunct the Sun – as well as squaring Neptune in Pisces, so we may also be grappling with how our beliefs (Sagittarius) pertaining to safety or security issues (Saturn) impact or shape our willingness to be open, loving, and compassionate (Neptune) with others. Or, how our fears, guilt, or past conditioning (Saturn) may serve to keep us separated from each other – instead of unified (Neptune) – and what to do about it.

Questions for Today:  What are you most curious about? What is something that you feel compelled to share with the world? How do you go about sifting through news reports for accuracy? How do you feel about trusting strangers?

Famous Birthdays November 25: Joe DiMaggio, John F. Kennedy Jr., Amy Grant, Andrew Carnegie, Ricardo Montalban, Ben Stein, Jenna Bush

“So many people fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.” Ben Stein

Full Moon Blessings to you!

Patrice Thompson

Dahlia Dahlia, Flower, Nature, Plant

Copyright 2015

Source Notes:

Stein: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/ben_stein_2.html

Famous Birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/

Jami: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/information

Pixabay Dahlia Dahlia Flower Nature

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Astrology November 24, 2015: Mercury Conjuncts Saturn

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“When we keep our silence we gather our power; when we speak we let loose the concentration of quiet reverie.” Bryant McGill

Alley, Birch Alley, Tree, Birch, Rest

Today’s Energy:

Communicator Mercury is conjunct “focused” Saturn in “philosophical” Sagittarius (11:57 pm EST), an aspect that is normally regarded as excellent for our power of concentration as well as ideal for filling in the details of any long-range planning. Albert Einstein, a Pisces Sun, had this same aspect in his natal chart, but in pioneering Aries. In fact, it was the closest aspect, in his chart, with the conjunction occurring only one degree apart, suggesting that this planetary pairing would have a defining impact upon his thinking and general behavior. Mercury-Saturn is also thought to correlate with more of an aptitude for science, math, research, and critical thinking in general.

Because cautious, serious Saturn symbolically represents the principle of contraction, sometimes with this Mercury-Saturn energy we also tend to “trim the fat from our words” choosing to be as precise or succinct as possible in our speech or writing. Of course, with this conjunction occurring in “voluminous” Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius now, we may not be as parsimonious with our words as might be expected! At the very least, however, this may be a very good time to scale deeper with our thinking, to become keener observers of the world around us, or to hone or develop our listening skills.

Because Saturn also symbolizes our fears, worries, or concerns, Mercury-Saturn can also find us pondering “worst case scenarios.” Benjamin Disraeli once mused about this type of thinking this way: “I am prepared for the worst (Saturn), but hope for the best (Jupiter).” Additionally, on the shadow side, Mercury-Saturn can trigger more judgmental behavior, as well as an intolerance for views that are different from our own.

Enterprising Mars in “balancing” Libra is also sextiling Saturn today, an aspect that is linked with sustained effort, industriousness, and planning for tomorrow, sort of akin to a farmer diligently sowing seeds for future crops. Too, with Mars in “collaborative” Libra, it can indicate a positive period for formulating or arranging diplomatic or cooperative strategies.

The Moon in “stabilizing” Taurus also potentially supplies us with extra reserves of patience and perseverance today. French playwright Moliere noted that the trees that are slow to grow “bear the best fruit.”

Questions for Today: What topics are more difficult for you to talk about, and why? Where in your life do you maybe need to let go of judgments? What might you need to say “no” to now as a way of loving self-care?

Famous November 24 Birthdays: Zachary Taylor, Scott Joplin, Stephen Merchant, Ted Bundy, William F. Buckley Jr.

“I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.” William F. Buckley Jr. 🙂

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Patrice Thompson

Dahlia Dahlia, Flower, Nature, Plant

Copyright 2015

Source Notes:

Buckley: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16697.William_F_Buckley_Jr_

Moliere: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/patience

Birch Tree Alley from Pixabay

McGill: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/concentration?page=2

Pixabay Dahlia Dahlia Flower Nature

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Astrology October 30, 2015: Sun Trines Neptune

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“It is the imagination that argues for the Divine Spark within human beings. It is literally a decent of the World’s Soul into all of us.” Terence McKenna

Forest, Trees, Fog, Clouds, Mist, Nature

Today’s Energy:

The Sun trining “transcendent” Neptune encourages us to want to connect to a power greater than ourselves. Sun-Neptune aspects can also be positive for helping to dissolve the differences between us as they tend to foster a greater recognition of our common humanity, our intrinsic oneness. Sun-Neptune energy also helps to subdue the needs and desires of the ego while, at the same time, sensitizing us to the needs or plights of others, especially those persons who are perhaps down on their luck. Neptune is linked with compassion, forgiveness, idealism and humility, as well as with visions, imagination, and creativity.

Often, too, with Neptune aspects we experience a spike in synchronistic occurrences. In her book, The Tao of Psychology, Dr. Jean Shinoden Bolen says that synchronistic events offer us perceptions that may be useful in our psychological and spiritual growth. “And they may reveal to us, through intuitive knowledge, that our lives have meaning.”

Famous October 30 Birthdays: John Adams, Henry Winkler, Ivanka Trump, Grace Slick, Ezra Pound.

“The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know…Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.” John Adams.

Enjoy your Friday!

Patrice Thompson

Dahlia Dahlia, Flower, Nature, Plant

Copyright 2015

Source Notes:

birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/october30.html

Pixabay Forest Trees

McKenna: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/divine

Pixabay Dahlia Dahlia Flower Nature

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Astrology October 27, 2015: Full Moon in Taurus

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“Flying starts from the ground. The more grounded you are, the higher you fly.” J. R. Rim

Moon, Cypress, Mountains, Moonrise

Today’s Energy:

Today’s illuminating Full Moon in “grounded” Taurus (8:05 am) is a chance for us to become more aware of what it is that we need to adhere to, or how it is that we need to be, in order to psychologically feel safer or more secure in the world. Conversely, since this is a Full Moon, there may also be insights now regarding what experiences that we may need to release or let go of, so that we will be better able to accommodate a new order, into our lives.

Venus-ruled Taurus symbolizes what we value or appreciate; or what we want to attract.  It is also in the practical experiences of this sign that we learn how to manage or care for our personal resources, including learning how to handle our money and possessions. When I think about Taurus, too, I always think of a quote by Gloria Steinem in which she says (paraphrasing her now) that “our checkbook stubs always reflect our true values.”

Also, since Taurus rules the Earth, communing with nature is perhaps an excellent way for us to feel more grounded or centered inside our bodies now. The late Scottish naturalist and author, John Muir, once said that the “clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” Generally, any experiences that indulge or engage our physical senses are highly favored now.

With this Taurus Full Moon, the Sun, which symbolizes our ego, is in the opposing sign of Scorpio, meaning that we are also seeking to integrate or balance other people’s values with our own now (the Scorpio experience), as well as learning how to share what we have with others.

Too, Since Taurus and Scorpio are both fixed signs, there can be more awareness of our own “inner resistance” to letting go of such things as our own stubbornness, stinginess, or possessiveness, traits which both Taurus and Scorpio archetypally represent, on the shadow side. We may also want to ponder, now, how holding onto these sorts of more grasping behaviors may be working to preserve the status quo, in our lives, instead of allowing us to move along more freely into the bigger, more fluid world of our dreams.

Instructive Saturn, in “philosophical” Sagittarius, is also quinqunx this lunation suggesting that our beliefs (Sagittarius) and values (Taurus) may need to be shifted around or reconciled in some manner.  Too, it could be, that maybe we are coming to the realization that our actual lives, in some way, do not really reflect what we say that we believe in.

On the other hand, we may discover that our beliefs, or the stories that we tell ourselves about ourselves and the nature of the world, are too self-limiting, and that they may need to be revamped because they are holding us back in various ways, including possibly even interfering with our ability to prosper or experience a sense of abundance in our lives.

Saturn also specifically represents our fears and guilt, and it could be that we are being challenged now to face some of what makes us afraid or fearful, especially with respect to our security or survival needs. We may also be learning lessons in how to be more responsible (Saturn) in the management of our resources (Taurus), so that what we have accrued, or are accruing, will be able to serve us over the long haul. Money guru Suze Orman says that the only way that we will ever take control of our financial life is to “dig deep and fix the root problem.” 

Fortunately, we also have a stellium of planets in “corrective” Virgo now (Mars, Venus, and Jupiter), which can make us very resourceful in figuring out practical, common-sense solutions to our issues.

Transcendent Neptune is also sextiling this lunation, potentially empowering us with a faith in “unseen forces.” This influence can also serve to invoke our compassion, for both ourselves and others.

Venus in Virgo, the ruler of this Taurus Full Moon, is quinqunx “unconventional” Uranus in Aries, an influence that can make us seek out novel pleasures, as well as our wanting, perhaps, to have more wiggle room in relationships. This aspect could also bring up some questions regarding how we can serve others (Virgo), while still being true to ourselves (Aries). “I don’t want my life to be defined by what is etched on a tombstone. I want it to be defined by what is etched in the lives and hearts of those I’ve touched.” Steve Maraboli.

Questions for Today: How do you need to live in order to thrive? What comes up for you when you think of the word ‘money?” How would you characterize your relationship with the Earth? What have you learned about your own life by observing nature?

In the News:  Just a few hours before the Full Moon in Taurus, Congress and the White House reach a tentative budget deal (Taurus) and decide to raise the debt ceiling (Scorpio). This deal, if it’s passed, would represent a major breakthrough after years of gridlock in Congress, especially on fiscal issues. (NYtimes.com).

Famous October 27 Birthdays: Teddy Roosevelt, Kelly Osbourne, Captain James Cooke, Ruby Dee, John Cleese, Dylan Thomas, Leif Erickson

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Teddy Roosevelt

Full Moon Blessings to you!

Patrice Thompson

Dahlia Dahlia, Flower, Nature, Plant

Copyright 2015

Source Notes:

Orman: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/suze_orman.html

birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/october27.html

Full Moon image from Pixabay

Rim: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/grounded

Pixabay Dahlia Dahlia Flower Nature

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Astrology October 25, 2015: Venus Conjuncts Jupiter

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“People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness.” Sanaya Roman

Violet, Sky, Star, Poetry

Today’s Energy:

The waxing Moon enters “athletic” and “pioneering” Aries (2:22 am) lending support to activities that keep our bodies in motion, as well as favoring projects in which we feel we are breaking new ground, or at least taking the initiative in some pivotal way. We are also seeking experiences, at this time, that will make us come to life emotionally.

The Moon’s late night square to “perceptive” Pluto (11:27 pm) is an opportunity for us to go deeper into our feelings, especially allowing us to see things in a new light; although, at the same time, we may want to avoid getting hung up on “what’s not working” then, an orientation which can be a subtle form of self-sabotage.

Relationship Venus, “the goddess of love,” conjuncts “generous” Jupiter in “service-minded” Virgo (4:03 pm). When these two planets pair up there’s always an eternal hope that we will be able to act in more loving ways toward each other, with Jupiter’s ray ideally expanding the unifying or connectivity properties of Venus. Venus-Jupiter can also be a time when we seek out more fun or pleasure.  A shadow side here is that we could become over-indulgent or overspend.

With this Venus-Jupiter conjunction occurring in “repair-oriented” Virgo, there’s robust potential for fixing what may be broken or amiss in our relationships, or in the environment around us. We also may be more inclined to “take the high road” in our interpersonal dealings, with Venus-Jupiter coinciding with more of a “generosity of spirit” and wanting to see the best in others.

Intellectual Mercury in Libra is also opposing “radical, progressive” Uranus in Aries (6:59 pm). This influence tends to “speed up our thinking,” as well as strengthen our intuition. It can be an excellent energy for brainstorming or finding new or unconventional solutions to old problems. Additionally, this aspect may foster stimulating group discussions, especially with respect to social issues.

All times EDT.

Questions for Today: How could you “take the high road” now? What could you overlook as a way of healing or improving your relationships?

Astrological Trivia: When Venus and Jupiter were conjunct in “romantic” Leo, on July 1, 2015, the Episcopal Church in the U.S. adopted its liturgy for “same-sex marriages.” (courtesy of Wikipedia.com). It should also be noted here that Jupiter does govern organized religion and philosophy.

Famous October 25 Birthdays: Katy Perry, Pablo Picasso, Minnie Pearl, Bobby Knight, Helen Reddy

“God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.” Pablo Picasso

Enjoy your Sunday! Let’s all try to spread some love around! 🙂

Patrice Thompson

Dahlia Dahlia, Flower, Nature, Plant

Copyright 2015

Source Notes:

Roman: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/generosity

famous birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/october25.html

Pixabay Stars photo

Pixabay Dahlia Dahlia Flower Nature

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Astrology October 23, 2015: Venus Trines Pluto, Sun Enters Scorpio

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“Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way.” Aberjhani

Heart, Dove, Silhouette, Love, Luck

Today’s Energy:

Venus, which governs our desire for connection and romance, as well as ruling money and what we value or find beautiful, such as works of art, is trining “transformational” Pluto today.  This more flowing influence is thought to have a very healing vibration connected to it that can often be quite restorative, in general, for our personal, as well as our professional relationships, especially with Venus now deposited in “service-oriented, corrective” Virgo, a practical earth sign that is naturally focused on problem-solving.

Love makeovers, resuscitating old relationships, even meeting our “soul mate” may all be in the cards as these two heavenly bodies harmonize gracefully with each other now. Venus-Pluto can also bring significant people into our lives from our past, including our karmic past.

This may also be a time when we may want to give more serious focus to shoring up our financial future, including eyeing our long-term investments, or dealing with such things as estate matters or wills, which Pluto, the modern-day ruler of Scorpio, governs.

Speaking of Scorpio, the Sun will be entering this investigative sign at 1:47 pm EDT today, where it will reside for the next 30 days.  Scorpio rules the resources that we share with others, including such things as sex and intimacy; it also represents other people’s values and the mysteries of life. Generally speaking, “going deeper into the nature of things” may be something that gives us a sense of power (Sun) now. We may also be more reform-minded over the next month.

Questions for today: What would be the best piece of romantic advice that you could give someone who is looking for love? How have you been transformed by love? Is the Universe loving?

In Celebrity News: Adele returns from a three-year hiatus with a new single “Hello” from the album 25 (from Wikipedia.com). Venus, by the way, happens to rule artists, with today’s Venus-Pluto an excellent influence for reviving or re-staging a career (Pluto in Capricorn). We are also “hearing from a world famous artist (Adele) again, after a noteworthy absence,” which is another symbolic manifestation of the Venus-Pluto energy bringing back someone from our collective past. And, of course, her “love-related songs” emotionally impact (Venus) and shape the masses (Pluto).

Famous October 23 Birthdays: Weird Al Yankovic, Martin Luther King III, Johnny Carson, Nancy Grace, Dwight Yoakam, Sanjay Gupta, Michael Crichton

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” Michael Crichton

Enjoy your Friday!

Patrice Thompson

Dahlia Dahlia, Flower, Nature, Plant

Copyright 2015

Source Notes:

famous birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/october23.html

Aberjhani: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/intimacy

Pixabay heart: https://pixabay.com/en/photos/?q=heart&image_type=&cat=&order=

Pixabay Dahlia Dahlia Flower Nature

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Astrology October 22, 2015: Mercury Squares Purging Pluto

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“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” Ann Landers

Pieniny, Mountains, Landscape, Water

Today’s Energy:

When a river becomes clogged with debris, and its flow is hampered, we don’t criticize it or judge it as being a bad river, per se; rather, we may simply view it as a body of water that has somehow managed to become temporarily obstructed by a foreign something. Likewise, it seems that we should also be willing to extend this same type of detached perception to ourselves when, on occasion, our vulnerable “interior realm” becomes bogged down by our fears, anxieties, doubts, or worries. In these instances, it’s not that we’re an awful or terrible person, when we’re in this more fragile state of being (even though we may believe that we indeed are); it’s just that our flow has been temporarily interrupted by the challenging forces of our personality, or our subconscious – forces that we must eventually learn how to integrate into our life if we are to successfully move on to the next step of our journey.

With “intellectual” Mercury squaring “purging” Pluto today (5:20 pm EDT) it’s really a wonderful time for us to sit with or examine some of our own natural debris or “shadow material” (which Pluto represents), and see what comes up for us in the process; see what it is inside ourselves that might need to be healed or released now. Or, to put it another way, today may be a time when we can better understand (Mercury) the nature of our own inner darkness (Pluto). In general, Mercury-Pluto is associated with mental breakthroughs and transformational thinking, often as a result of some kind of breakdown first occurring, with Pluto symbolizing the principle of “death and rebirth.”

This same energy can also serve to lend more power or conviction to our words or speech (governed by Mercury), as what is emanating from us now tends to be coming straight from the very depths of our being, from our true authentic self. Mercury-Pluto is also sometimes linked with dramatic, intense verbal encounters (volcanic type eruptions) with others. It is also a time when we may be able to ferret out secrets or get to the bottom of things, as Pluto tends to heighten our powers of perception. On the shadow side, we may need to guard against obsessive or overly suspicious thinking now, or avoid engaging in mental manipulations  (i.e forcing our opinions or viewpoints on others, lording our power over others).

Due to Mercury’s recent retrograde phase, today’s square aspect between Mercury and Pluto is actually their third and final meetup. Their first coming together was on Sept. 9; the second time was on September 24. We may want to trace back what was happening in our lives, during those two times, as today could bring some kind of final resolution or conclusion to those matters.

Questions for Today: What must you release to “free your spirit” from bondage? How important is it for you to “get at the truth” at any cost? How comfortable are you with speaking your truth? What truth would you prefer not to have to face, and why?

In the News: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears before an investigative House panel on the Benghazi attacks.

Famous October 22 Birthdays: Jeff Goldblum, Annette Funicello, Franz Liszt, Deepak Chopra

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” Deepak Chopra

Enjoy your Thursday!

Patrice Thompson

Dahlia Dahlia, Flower, Nature, Plant

Copyright 2015

Source Notes:

Chopra: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/138207.Deepak_Chopra

Birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/october22.html

River photo Pixabay Pieniny Mountains, Landscape, Water, Stones

Landers: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/letting-go

Pixabay Dahlia Dahlia Flower Nature

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Astrology September 28 2015: The Post-Eclipse Moon in Aries

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“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” Thomas Merton

Lines, Background, Fireworks, Star

Today’s Energy:

While most of us do require a fair amount of certainty in our lives – if only to root us more firmly in the ground – the notion of fresh, new, creative possibilities swirling around us can also be something that is very sustaining, if not mandatory, for our spirit to feel more fully alive. It’s like once we identify a target to aim for, something inside ourselves immediately starts to spring into action, and in this process, we can become instantly energized and transformed, even though we know that we probably still have a long way to go before we reach our destination.

Today’s cosmic lineup really has that kind of burgeoning flavor about it with the waning “adventurous” Aries Moon, still in its Full phase, and coming off of a rare, galvanizing lunar eclipse. Too, eclipses can often bring us the answers or confirmation that we’ve been seeking for our lives, which can be very energizing in itself. As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, last night’s eclipse may especially shed insights on how to better navigate our relationships while also teaching us about how to be truer to ourselves.

The Moon’s square to transforming Pluto today (11:56 am) also helps us with some detox efforts – if we’re so inclined to go in that direction – and we may very well want to seriously consider that option now, so we can move about a whole lot lighter and more contentedly in our being. Of course, it’s up to each one of us to decide what might constitute “purification” for our soul, at the moment. It could be, for instance, something as simple as deleting backlogged email messages – which is something that I finally did the other day and felt so much better about. In my case, though, this wasn’t really a simple task as I purged over 800 emails!

Then, later on tonight, it’s back to full-speed, razzle dazzle when Luna meets up with spontaneous, non-conforming Uranus (9:30 pm), which is an opportunity for us, among other things, to break out of our mold and do something maybe quirky just for fun.

*All times EDT.

Questions for Today: What is the most “off the wall” thing that you could do that really appeals to you? What do you want others to give you, and what are you prepared to do for them, in return? If you could be known for just one thing in your lifetime, what would that be?

In the News: NASA officials say liquid water flows on Mars, boosting hopes for life there (CNN.com). Too, don’t you just love the synchronicity here with this announcement coming on the heels the Mars-ruled Aries Eclipse, with “pioneering” Aries often associated with significant breakthroughs or discoveries?

Famous September 28 Birthdays: Naomi Watts, Ben E. King, Brigitte Bardot, Pedro Fernandez, Ed Sullivan.

“If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers.” Ed Sullivan

Enjoy your Monday!

Patrice Thompson

Dahlia Dahlia, Flower, Nature, Plant

Copyright 2015

Source Notes:

sullivan: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/ed_sullivan.html

birthday; http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september28.html

merton: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/possibility

Fireworks picture from Pixabay

Pixabay Dahlia Dahlia Flower Nature

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Astrology September 27, 2015: Supermoon Eclipse in Aries

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“Research suggests that people are typically unaware of the reasons why they are doing what they are doing, but when asked for a reason, they readily supply one.” Daniel Gilbert

Blood Moon, Night, Sky, Full, Moonlight

Today’s Energy:

The Supermoon “Blood Moon” Eclipse in “action-oriented” Aries (10:50 pm EDT) is an excellent chance for us to become clearer on “connecting the dots” between our actions and why we do the things we do. In theory, a seemingly easy enough task; but in practice, often much more complicated. One reason for this increased self-awareness now is because eclipses tend to spawn more inner illumination, similar to how a Full Moon allows us to see better in the night.

Too, at this time, we may experience epiphanies regarding the need to stop doing things from essentially a state of “mindlessness” without any real conviction or passion – or simply possibly because we want to fit in, please others, or preserve the status quo.

This Lunar Eclipse in Aries accentuates our desire for moving forward, independence, self-assertion, excitement, adventure, discovery, courageous action. Manifestations of “shadow behavior” could include acting impulsively, losing our temper, impatience, self-absorption, a low tolerance for failure or weakness, coming on too strong, engaging in bullying.

Some archetypes energized by this Eclipse: the hero, the warrior, the athlete, the race car driver, the pioneer, the entrepreneur.

Additionally, there may be greater awareness of how our actions (Aries) – or inactions, for that matter – have a corresponding ripple affect on our relationships, especially on our intimate, one-on-one encounters (Libra). With this lunation occurring on the Aries-Libra axis – with the Moon in Aries and the Sun in opposing Libra – we are seeking to balance the needs of “self” (Aries) with the needs of the “other” (Libra). Learning how to relate to others without losing our sense of self. The Aries Moon is more about unbridled self-expression while the Libra Sun is about cooperation or getting along with others. Also, if we go too far in either direction, we risk creating issues for ourselves.

In general, lunar eclipses signify culminations or turning points. They symbolize the building up of something that has to be released, just like how the Moon, in its waning stages, appears to give up its light. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we will likely become clearer on exactly what it is that we need to let go of, so we can shine brightly again later. Right now, though, it’s very important that we just feel our emotions and see what “revelations” they have for us.

Because this eclipse is occurring at 4 degrees Aries-Libra, those who have planets or important points in their charts from 1 to 7 degrees of any of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn), will likely be most affected. Also, the house axis (or the areas of life) in which the lunation falls, will also be highly energized now.

Saturn, newly-installed in “philosophical” Sagittarius, is trining the Eclipse point, ideally lending maturity and wisdom to our actions now, as well emotional strength. The Eclipse ruler, Mars in Virgo, is also square to Saturn, further suggesting some cautiousness on our part.

Questions for Today: What are you discovering about yourself? About others? What has been your biggest challenge in dealing with people? What would your life look like if you had more self-confidence? How have you been living on autopilot?

In the News: Pope Francis wraps up his six-day stay in the U.S. with an outdoor Mass in Philadelphia, an event that attracts an estimated one-million people.

Famous September 27 Birthdays: Gwyneth Paltrow, Meat Loaf, Samuel Adams, Shaun Cassidy, Jayne Meadows, Greg Morris

“The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” Samuel Adams

Happy Lunar Eclipse Blessings!

Patrice Thompson

Dahlia Dahlia, Flower, Nature, Plant

Copyright 2015

Source Notes:

birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september27.html

Full Moon Blood Moon photo from Pixabay

Gilbert: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/awareness?page=3

Pixabay Dahlia Dahlia Flower Nature

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