week ahead—grounding balance—april 13th – 16th

Our upcoming week shows extra emphasis on the talents of the Earth element—which is great, cuz we’re gonna need it!Friedrich-Caspar-David-ZZZ-The-Rock-Gates-in-Neurathen

For the week, the waning Moon will spend her time in Aquarius then Pisces.

While here, there is potential to get swept away with “out there” excitable daydreams and/or painful, unrealistic emotional dramas.

Uh oh.

But not likely. Let me explain.

We start the week similar to yesterday—Uranus/Pluto square still in effect, as well as the Mars/Neptune sextile. We are also getting accustomed to Venus now in Gemini.

Peachy.

And Tuesday sees Mercury leave Aries for Venus ruled, Taurus.

Lovely.

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holy fire balls—march 1st

Alright, four main astrological things go on today.Mikalojus_Konstantinas_Ciurlionis_-_FRIENDSHIP_-_1906_-_7

  • Aries Venus conjuncts the South Node
  • Aquarius Mercury opposes Leo Jupiter Rx
  • Mercury sextiles Aries Uranus
  • Jupiter Rx trines Uranus

Tons of Fire with Mercury fanning the flames from an Air sign.

Shall we?

Combining these events, three clear celestial theatres of the day emerge.

#1  Venus will go to work on your past—namely letting go of dead weight. Finally putting to rest any relationships and/or financial habits that are more roadblock than sure shot will be high on the agenda.

It will be fast, Aries style, along the lines of “What the hell have I been doin’ all these years?!?!?!?”

#2  Mercury will go to work on your future. He and Jupiter finally get to exact their opposition at 14º. They were denied this act back when Mercury went retrograde literally hours before culmination and now it will be realized.

Here the logic of Aquarius waltzes with the faith of Leo. Back and forth, back and forth. Add to this dynamic the out-of-this-world operations of Uranus and it makes for a heady couple days of uncanny mental insight.

#3  As for Jupiter trining Uranus, we are implored to contemplate how religion, education and politics can be used to make the world a better place . . . or not?

Their trine lasts longer than the short-lived trysts of Venus and Mercury, sticking around through Thursday’s Full Moon, on into the second week of March. I will have plenty more to say about this duo in later posts.

Lastly, please keep in mind, there is a myriad of planets in Fire in the Heavens. Things happen quick and sometimes it will burn.

Choose to see it as a cauterization rather than a inferno and the times to come will be warm and inviting.

Lona

carouse the night away—sun opposite jupiter—feb 6th

Lovely-Vintage-Illustration-Clip-Art-052As the Moon rushes through Virgo, today, the Aquarius Sun will oppose Jupiter Rx at 17º.

Jupiter is getting a fair sight of play this week due all his inconjuncts and oppositions coming from the 11th sign. ‘Tis the Season of the Water Bearer, after all.

And this is a good, good thing.

Jupiter is the Santa Claus/Jolly Buddha of the zodiac. He gives and gives and laughs and laughs. Such a fundamental spirit of kindness and glee with this one.

When the Sun opposes him, we err on the side of excessive . . . whatever!

This is similar to the energy we experienced at the beginning of the week with the Full Moon. The pull of the Leo/Aquarius axis—the eternal battle of the Fire/Air dynamics—me/us!!!

Only this weekend, there is little to do with healing our wounded souls, personal or collective, and just quite simply wonderfully decadent social glut. Just in time for the weekend!!

Yep, this is a feel good one—we’ll be going to extremes. BIG as we can get.

Fair warning—don’t get in over your head—

Unless that’s exactly what your world is needing!

Lona

october 10th—let the Crab do it

contemplation-039So, I am considering the transiting Sun and Venus to be conjunct, since she is within combust range at 4°.

That being said, if you have personal planets at 10°-15° of the Cardinal signs (especially Cancer) then I wanted to give a heads up to Libra Venus’ T-square with Capricorn Pluto and Aries Uranus.

This is initiating energy and it demands action.  Otherwise the tension may be downright unbearable.

As I said above, where Cancer resides in your chart is the ‘out’ of the situation, with the themes and requirements of the specific house needing attention.

Venus/Pluto/Uranus is throwing a microscope on our relationships, what and who we attract and our fundamental ways of relating in general. Unpredictable occurrences may be popping up and past issues, long dead, may be zombie walking back into our periphery.

Cancer is the answer. Given the specific archetype of the planet or point, the Crab’s house is most likely in need of some TLC—work it there and watch the other areas fall into step.

Lona

october 7th-12th—giving the fire some backbone

Arthur-Rackham-Illustration-042The Kite between the grand-Fire-trine, Sun/Venus/North Node and Uranus/South Node crystallizes on Tuesday, the 7th.  The Sun’s end of the opposition along the Nodal Axis is sextiling Mars in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo.  The Moon is in Aries and well on her way to move into position for the Eclipse on Wednesday—of which I will post seperately.

Kites allow us to access the treasure trove of contained energy in a grand-trine.  This particular event is bringing the immense power of a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse into the frey.

The universe is giving us notice it is time to move forward.

So, in this post, I’m gonna break down the new ingredients that make up the Kite formation.

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fast and dirty—I/O/Q triad—a working theory

This whole inconjunct/opposition/quincunx (I/O/Q, for short) triad is a working theory of mine. And I reference it a lot, so I figured I better ‘splain myself a bit.

Here’s some back story:  huh?planetary hand-me-downsexam metaphor, venus example

Ok.  So, why is it so compelling for me?

Well, I love the way the cosmos funnels energy across the charts. You will get the raw materials, one way or another, always. Of course, it is up to you to make it precisely what you need. That’s what I feel is going on here.

The I/O/Q cycle honors the wisdom of the number 3. It focuses on a chronological segment of the zodiac (eg. Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) and pumps energy that way from a big kahuna outer planet. It puts our personal, worker bee, planets in the service of the generational outer planets. Cosmic lessons of great magnitude will be available to this area.

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fast and dirty—t-squares, boomerangs & kites, oh my!

In anticipation for the upcoming grand-Fire-trine/Kite formation this October, I want to post a fast and dirty about astrology’s ‘outs’.

ornamentHuh?

Well, what I mean is, sometimes the planets line up in a manner that gets a little bit tricky, little bit stressful, little bit scary, yeah?

But the cosmos always provides a way OUT.  This is a post about these indispensable tools.

All three demonstrate the functional beauty of the opposition!

Remember, the ‘out’ is triggered by either a natal planet/point, a transiting planet or another person’s planet/point through synastry.

Shall we?

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