following through—sun trine saturn rx—march 25th

Today, the Aries Sun trines SaturnRx in Sagittarius. aries-1907

This is excellent energy to tweak projects started under all the Arian planets of late.  Conserving resources and organization will be relatively painless—all those mundane things that keep the wheels turning. Our sense of responsiblity won’t let the tedious errands go undone despite the Cardinal push to move on to the next thing already!!

Saturn rules reputations and social status. Fire signs are exuberant. The Aries Sun is illuminating our hard work and the patience necessary to see a job well done. Deserved accolades will be given under this influence. Those of us who have taken our obligations seriously will be commended.

It’s all about the follow through—in the day-to-day and with justified praise.

Lona

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venus & mars trine father time—feb 24th

la-belle-dame-sans-merciYesterday was melancholy.

Today should be better.

A lot better.

Our spirited duo, Aries Mars and Venus are trining Sagittarius Saturn, and well, trines just feel better.

Today’s 120º trine angle brings together two planets of same element and therefore have none of the up-your-ass annoyance that characterize yesterday’s 90º square.

Element vs. Modality, of sorts.

Even old sour puss Saturn mellows when under a trine’s influence.

Fire signs, such as today’s players—Aries and Sadge, promise passion and speed, while Mars and Venus are two of the solar system’s consummate worker bees—a trine doubles your pleasure.

Father Time interacting with this pair adds stability and proper form. Everything that seemed impossible on Monday, will now feel effortless on Tuesday.

Whatever chinks in the armor Sun/Saturn illuminated under the square, can now be resolved with gutsy promptness under the trine. Use the former to get to the latter—one into the other.

Those of us with planets and points at the beginning degrees of the Fire signs feel the goodness most acutely.

And finally, remember, Venus and Mars together is almost always super sexy. We can all bask in that glow as we continue through our week.

Bonus!!!

Lona

 

trial by fire—sun square saturn—feb 23rd

The celestial forecast for the beginning of the week is one of low motivation and roadblocks.

serenityWe had a refreshing blast of energy over the weekend with the simultaneous Venus/Mars ingress into Cardinal Aries. But alas, today, stodgy Saturn will hit the brakes, as he and the Pisces Sun square at 4º.

Those of us with planets or points at the first degrees of Virgo and Gemini—actually all the Mutable signs, pay attention. The Sun is shining a potentially harsh light on an ongoing Saturnine transit—rarely are these without vulnerability.

More broadly, our initial reactions this Monday may skew to the negative and fighting the urge to be our own worst critic will be at the fore. Many will unfortunately capitulate to the more depressive pullings of an event such as this.

Though naturally we can choose to see the benefit of a day like today.

Requiring our watery Piscean fantasies submit to a trail by Sagittarian Fire could prove the appropriate final vetting to get our dreams off the ground once and for all.

Lona

the truth of it all—first weeks of sagittarius saturn

Well, last week wasn’t the best for journalism, as mainstream news can attest.

Lovely-Vintage-Illustration-Clip-Art-009With the suspension of Brian Williams, the leaving of Jon Stewart and the deaths of Bob Simon and David Carr, the country’s newsrooms took a major hit. Hell, even Rosie O’Donnell leaving The View falls into this category.

Each of the above incidents has its own particular nuance of “truth”—whether parsing the rules and punishments of bending it or choosing to uphold your own personal idea of it over career, to a life time career’s worth of quality.

As you can probably deduce from the title of this post, Sagittarius rules journalism. Saturn in this sign speaks to these occurences. (Not the actual tragic deaths of Simon and Carr, of course, but the subsequent void their passing leaves among the field.)

My spidey sense goes off anytime I hear a succession of events that so perfectly illustrates the transit of an outer planet. I find it simultaneously reassuring and creepy that these things happen all in such a in your face, public way.

With the freedom of speech Charlie Hebdo killings and now the past week in American news, is it not completely apparent that Sagittarius is a Fire sign?

Quick is not fast enough. Yesterday is 3 days too late!

Saturn has some work to do—get the f’ outta the way!

Ha, good journalism!

No muss and straight to the point.

Lona

tons of celestial stuff—jan 30th

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How’s Merc Retch treating everyone?

More than one person on my FB has lamented about broken computers and broken cars.

Ah, well, hopefully they have seen the last of the high jinks and no one else falls prey to Retrograde tricks.

Friday is a BUSY day and is a main precursor to next Tuesday’s Leo Full Moon.

So, let’s see what’s what.

Today will be packed with culminating energies, including the aforementioned Winged Messenger himself. He and the Aquarius Sun will conjunct at 10º. They have not been intertwined since October, when they joined in the Cardinal Air sign, Libra.

The difference this go round, in Aquarius, is the agenda will be one of running that mouth with little filter (something Libra provided the last time).

Yep, with the ego (Sun) coupled with the mind (Mercury) in an Fixed AIR sign (get it?) there is a tendency to have strong opinions and not be shy tellin’ everybody about it.

If this is a trait you lack on a general level—you get to be a motor mouth for the weekend!! If not, you’ll probably need to do many in your circle the favor of STFU and listen instead—that is your challenge.  Hopefully, Mercury Rx will help with the latter.

Next up, lovely Pisces Venus is squaring Sagittarius Saturn at the 3º.

This will most likely cause us to be extra self-conscious of how we look, physically, even down to the ear rings we choose for the evening. Our interactions will prove super awkward and clumsy and leave us feeling heavily unworthy.

Mind you, these are emotions not necessarily based in reality.

The saving grace here is, if we are able to recognize the above tendencies, we can about-face and use Piscean compassion and Sagittarian truth to give ourselves a break.

Relax and refuse to be so hard on yourself!

(Another route this may take is in our intimate relationships. If a lack of love is poisoning the coupling, Venus/Saturn will scream it’s presence. Maybe it is a time to speak up OR shut-up and listen! Keep reading to see how Mars/Pluto/Chiron can help.)

Lastly, Pisces Mars tangos with 14º Pluto and 15º Chiron in a sextile and conjunction, respectively.

The God of War in easy aspect with the God of the Underworld portends to immense determination and stamina.

All those loose ends you are trying to get sorted under this month’s Mercury Retrograde are gonna get the added drive of Mars/Pluto this weekend!

Yay!

Then tomorrow, dear Mars moves into exact conjunction with the Maverick. This brings deep healing to actions and initiatives. Purging the old and unhealthy to make room for the fresh and revitalized.

For example, I started cleaning out my herbal tincture closet, yesterday. (I say ‘closet’, it is actually the crawl space under the stairwell in the old farmhouse—hello, Pluto!) I haven’t had the time or energy to attempt this for the SIX YEARS they have been waiting. Now is the time!!

Alright folks, this is what we’ve got to work with—have at it!

Remember, we have been feeling these energies all week, they are simply at their strongest today.

Hold tight, it all fades quickly.

Lona

the universe bids you to have some FUN!

 

At almost precisely 6:30 AM CST, on Saturday, November the 22nd, the Sun perfects his conjunction with the Moon, shortly after moving from Scorpio to the 9th sign of Sagittarius.

While most of us slumber, he passes over the Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp to immediately start a new Lunar month at sunrise, at 0º.

The very next day, the asteroid Chiron in Pisces turns direct at about 5:45 PM in the evening!!

Folks, this is a crap ton of Mutable energy swirling about the Heavens.

Flexible, adaptable, malleable!!!

What exactly does the Archer and the Fishes have to offer us?

Let’s see .  . .

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just a lady with perfect aim

ladywaterfallOn November 16th, Venus moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius. Our lovely Goddess will remain here until the 10th of December.

Alright, the Planet of Love has been intertwined with the Sun for weeks now. When she steps across the cusp from the 8th to the 9th sign of the Archer, I will consider them ‘unconjunct’.

While in Scorpio, Venus was dark and sultry. Emotions ran high and the stakes ran higher.

But now she moves to the sign of the Archer and things are going to get a little more chipper!

Yay!

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