starlight in hades—sun conjunct pluto—jan 3rd

This Sunday night’s Full Moon is a dewsy, ya’ll.

One major component is the Capricorn Sun’s conjunction with Pluto at 13º the day before. And, actually, we have been under this dynamic’s influence all week and it will continue into next week.

Two words—

Intense. Power.

Ok, first, I think it might prove wise to list a few mistakes you don’t want to make under this conjunction.

Vintage-Old-Book-Illustration-006Here goes . . .

  • petty arguments
  • power plays
  • emotional manipulation
  • compulsive ideation
  • obsessive need for control
  • ego-conflicts
  • ruthless negativity

Whew!

Now that the b.s. is outta the way, let’s get down to how this event could be magical.

So, yes, Sun/Pluto can portend a bout with megalomania, but it can also be one of the most intensely healing transits available.

If even for a few days, we have access to deep psychological insights and a profound spirit of determination is ours to utilize.  The lesson is one of letting go—no easy task for a lot of us.

This combination allows us to transform the self and the immediate environment. If there is any area that needs an overhaul, Sun/Pluto can perform miracles. Sol shines his light on all the decay Hades has brought to the surface then offers the resolve to deal with the awful mess.

Look to the Capricorn house (specifically 12º-14º) for specific clues to where your personal awareness capabilities will go off the charts.

Avoid the inclination to skew to the negative, and you’ll do just fine.

Lona

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october 4th—kindling for the bonfire: part 1

This Saturday, October 4th, the grand-Fire-trine perfects, meaning the orbs of  trining Mars, Jupiter and Uranus will be tightest of the whole event.

It is also the day a variety of choice planetary activities occur.

Mercury moved into the 8th sign of Scorpio back on the 27th of September. He has gotten almost through the 2nd degree of the Fixed Water sign, but has slowed and turns retrograde on this day.

Retrograde Mercury inspires anxiety in more than a few astrology buffs.  But not to worry.  He certainly can be managed.  And yes, it is good thinking to expect all manner of glitches in all things mechanical and/or technological, at this time.  It is also not a good time to START new projects necessarily, but instead spend time in reflection.—most importantly, with Scorpio and Libra themed issues.

Such as:

  • How do I communicate my desires and wishes in my most important relationships?   How can I make it better?
  • Do I communicate too intensely to create an intimate bond?  Could I sometimes take it down a notch?
  • Do I keep things too superficial?  Could I risk being more courageous?
  • Am I too geared toward people-pleasing?  Does it get in the way of an authentic exchange?
  • Am I too suspicious for no reason?  Am I too accomodating for no reason?
  • How can I learn to be confident in my ability to make decisions?

See where this is going?

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september 17th-21st—what ya lovin’ and who’s lovin’ you?

Oh my, Venus will be participant in three configurations involving big boy outer planets for the remainder of the week.  It is a line up of challenges and potential breakthroughs.  This is the week to attract a voracious healing to the house Venus is transiting in your natal.

So, it all starts with Chiron.  If you’ve ever doubted your attractiveness or desirability as a partner (and who hasn’t???), Wednesday the 17th, will be a gold mine for you.  Virgo Venus is opposing Pisces Chiron and this speaks to healing issues of self-esteem.

Virgo is practical, therefore this is a real chance to make heuristic alterations to how we view our worth.  It won’t feel the best to be sure but there’s a reason Venus is who she is and Chiron is who he is—have faith.   The onslaught of negative media images and inadequate cultural ideas as to what makes a woman and a man worthy is exhausting to even the most confident of us.

This hits harder for some, but we all have our doubts to work on.  Use this energy, people, to make a change, no matter how minute, toward a stronger core of armour-propre.

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september 12th & 13th—going mental

This Friday, Libra Mercury will inconjunct Chiron in Pisces.  Picking up where Monday’s SuperMoon left off, our minds will be filled with ruminations of old wounds and emotional injury.

Back in August, Virgo Mercury opposed Chiron—this was a simpler exchange of the Mind with the Healer.  Oppositions are a direct route—inconjuncts are not so straightforward.  August’s opposition saw Earth and Water swap energy—two elements that share astrological affinity.  This week’s quincunx is between Air and Water—not so much sympathy with these two.

In Virgo, it’s all about clutter.  Mercury Virgo deals with the cluttered mind, wanting/needing our mental functions to be streamlined, efficient—no dead weight.  Pisces Chiron aided Mercury here with forgiving our cluttered mental spaces and making room for compassion.  Not every thought and communication will be perfect.  And that’s ok.

Well, in Libra, the mind wants/needs social stimulation.  It’s all about relating.  Balancing the pros and cons of societal interaction.   So, given that, what does the Piscean Maverick  have for our Messenger God this time?  It will be a clumsy attempt at healing how we relate to others.  I say clumsy because quincunxes aren’t the easiest of aspects to tap in to.  More about that here.  You will need to use your brain and do a bit of navel-gazing to get it working.

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on the brink—september 8th—the harvest supermoon

This month’s Full Moon is occurring along the Virgo/Pisces axis.  It is the third and final SuperMoon of 2014.  Native American’s call the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox, the Harvest Moon.  And the stars point to it being nothing short of a catharsis.

On Monday, September 8th the Virgo Sun will move into opposition with the Moon at 15° Pisces.  But not before Luna forms a Yod with Capricorn Pluto Rx  and Leo Jupiter.  And shortly after, the Full Moon dynamic will bring the healing powers of Chiron and the genius of Uranus into the fray.

To be quite honest, this is one of my personal favorite axes.  Not to mention with it being ‘super,’ there is so much potential written all over this event.  I am excited!

The Harvest Super Moon is gearing up to be an opportunity to utilize good ol’fashioned ingenuous humor to release long held emotional injuries.

Here’s the breakdown:

The Sun has been in Virgo for about 2 weeks.  We are well initiated in the Maiden’s modus operandi—hard work, details, critiquing the varnish off the walls—I kid.  During the New Moon in Virgo, we were asked to get real.  Now we get the opportunity to round out Virgo practicality with Piscean transcendence.  We are harvesting what we have sown.

Oppositions, especially of the Full Moon variety are a bridge between two polar archetypes.  This month we are given the chance to find balance among mutable energy—an Earth Sun and Water Moon, where the ocean meets the shore.  Where your toes are wet but your feet are still on the ground, just skirting the edge of the fluid depths. The Virgo/Pisces axis marks the ending and beginning of a journey. We are being asked to adapt and mutate if need be—to get our shit together in the physical plane (Virgo) as well as the spiritual plane (Pisces).

We are on the brink . . .

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august 25th & 26th—lady leo has suiters a’calling

Venus is about half way done with her yearly summer trip through the fire sign of Leo.  The beginning of this coming week many suiters will come a’calling on Miss Venus.  Let’s she how she may respond to their advances.

On August 25th, the Goddess of Love will inconjunct the Maverick from Pisces.  Venus is attraction and our sense of worth related to how attractive we feel and how well we attract financial security.  Chiron is a wound that never heals.  His energy is of helping others with precisely the injuries he cannot recover fully from.  Together, we get to question our value in regards to the house Venus is transiting.  She is pulling healing Chironic energy to this area.  With Chiron, ‘healing’ may be as simple as a minor change in perspective.

Sounds easy, but inconjuncts are tricky— to get the rewards you have to manually adjust.  Leo is the lion, but here she is the bashful fluffy kitty and any body in Pisces is undoubtedly on the introverted side.  Think of 2 shy teenagers with crushes, who have to force themselves to even smile at one another.

Then on Tuesday, charming attention loving Leo Venus will square steamy Mars/Saturn in Scorpio.  The same day she will also be in trine aspect with electric Uranus from Aries.

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healing through inspiration, transformation and fortification: part 2

Yesterday, we collectively felt and are still experiencing the Cardinal t-square with Venus in Cancer, Uranus and Pluto.

 Hopefully she pulled good vibes to an area in your life that has been in need of a little inspiration and re-work.

So from now til August 3, she will be moving from the t-square into a Water grand-trine with Scorpio Saturn and Pisces Chiron.  This will be the astrological balm that soothes.  If the t-square was metaphorically setting the broken bone, then this next aspect will be the comfy bed and doting nurse who see you through back to strength.

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