december 14th—uranus square pluto—thorn in your side

Well, in the Heavens, as many of you probably already know, a battle is raging between Pluto and Uranus.

Voyager_Uranus_732X520Since 2012, there have been 5 exact squares and today, December 14th, the 6th will occur, with the final going down next Spring.

Pluto has recently gone direct and is interacting with Uranus Rx this time at 12º 35′ Capricorn and Aries, respectively.

When all is said and done, from the 6th degree to the 15th of Cardinal Fire and Earth, a metamorphosis of monumental proportion will have transpired.

For the last few years, nationally and globally, stargazers have been speculating beforehand, then reporting on afterwards, the mundane, explosive, effects of this dynamic.

There has also been quite an analysis of the the past conjunction between these two leviathans back in 1965/1966. And here is an excellent article comparing the waxing/waning cycles of Pluto/Capricorn throughout the last centuries and into this one.

As for the current square, I personally like this take. And here is another. And yet, another.

Yes, yes, much has been said about it all.

But you know what, I feel an important nuance has been overlooked and I would like to highlight it, now.

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december 14th—wishing on a star

Warwick-Goble-Vintage-Illustration-046Sunday, the 14th, newly ingressed Venus Capricorn sextiles the God of the Sea in Pisces.

Neptune in easy aspect with his lower vibration, the Planet of Love, means smooth sailing on the waters of this holiday season—at least for the weekend.

Yep, when these two meet it portends wishes really can come true.

Wait a minute, you may think—stodgey Capricorn is wayyyyyy too uptight for loosey goosey Pisces Neptune.

Disaster ahead!!

No, not really. Quite the opposite.

Pisces fantasizes and Capricorn, the builder, champions those dreams into reality.

Water and Earth are wonderful for one another in just about all cases and this is no exception. Venus and Neptune are far more than happy to play their parts!

Where there seems to be little hope, the next few will be rife with unexpected turn-arounds in many a desperate situation.

Everyday miracles abound.

Lona

december 1st—not the best day to shop

Alright.

Kate-Greenaway-Childrens-Illustrations-025Tomorrow, Capricorn Mars will sextile Scorpio Saturn at 27º.

Earth and Water mix nicely.

Mars will heed the caution of Saturn without much fuss.

But not so fast!  This doesn’t necessarily translate into a pleasant day in the real world.

If your plan is to get the bulk of holiday shopping done on Cyber Monday, this year, the heavens may thwart you at every turn.

At this time, you may find it is particularly hard to pick the perfect gift for loved ones.  Your gut will probably be telling you to move along and find something of more value.

Generally, when the God of War and the God of Time dance, there is a slowing of action.

Of the 12 zodiac signs, no others expect quality, down-to-your-toenails-quality, as do Capricorn and Scorpio. (Even mutable Virgo will ‘go with what works’ to keep the motion ‘in motion’, sacrificing excellence until next time.)

It may prove wise to simply wait until Mars moves to more optimistic Sagittarius on the 5th of December, where you are likely to get a resounding ‘yes!’ to things.

Sorry.

But if value is what you desire for particular purchases and your bank account will allow, then by all means use the Heavens to your advantage and keep at it. The instincts of Scorpio and steadfast Capricorn won’t disappoint. You will find the perfect whatever you desire.

Remember, it may take awhile.

Lona

full moon prepatory cascade

From November the 2nd through the 5th, we have a series of events that will be setting up the Scorpio Full Moon on Thursday, the 6th.

First, Venus sextiles Pluto around midnight on the 2nd, giving a sexy vibe to the chilly autumn night.  The extra hour we obtain from Daylight Savings Time may come in uber handy for the weekend’s galavanting.

WB2_0022_She-was-the-Queen-of-them-allThen at dawn that morning, the Pisces Moon will conjunct Chiron and trine the Venus/Sun Scorpio conjunction.

Lots of Water.

The early A.M. will feel loaded with by-gone wounds. Obsessions and traumas may flare.

Or a transformation may come with the rising first light of day—locking the past firmly in the rear mirror.

Regardless, the Moon moves quick and she will be long gone from the scene by sunset.

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the goat goes for a swim

Neptune_Rings1Capricorn Mars will sextile Pisces Neptune on Saturday, November 1st.

The Warrior gets swimming lessons of patience and self-sacrifice from the God of the Sea—such as, reaching the top isn’t as important as HOW you get there. Brusque bureaucracy will demonstrate a tinge of otherworldly compassion.

As a whole, we will have a better flexibility today, for Mutable Pisces will help bend Cardinal Cappy’s staunch discipline.  Making a rather pliable go-get’um attitude that can roll agilely with the punches.

Our sense of how it all works will be heightened, the big picture will be illuminated brightly. The grand scheme will come into focus—a vision the Goat can tuck away for a rainy day.

Lona

october 15th – 19th—tipping the scales

For the remainder of this week, we will see a pile up of planets in the relationship sign of Libra.

Edward-Robert-Hughes-Painting-022The Sun, Venus, Mercury Rx and the North Node are all conjunct within 5 degrees for a number of days.  Together, they form sextiles with Leo Jupiter and Sagittarius Mars.

If you have personal planets or points from 19°-25° of the Cardinal signs, this has your name written all over it.

This is the will to socialize and spend quality time with friends and loved ones.  It is animated conversations and pleasant evening get-togethers.

Optimistic and fun.

Gregarious and lively.

Brilliant costumes and autumnal attire. Deep, rich color and crisp backyard fires.

Swirling dances in the fallen leaves. Laughing and music. Ripe apples and fat pumpkins.

Any early Halloween parties scheduled now aren’t as sinister as they portend to be by October’s end.  No, these are charming Fall soirees full of allure and elegance.

Enjoy.

Lona

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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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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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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the god of thieves teams up with a warrior, father time and a revolutionary: part 2

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” —Archimedes

On August 24th the Yod configuration between Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus occurs.  You can read about the Yod, here; Part 1 of Mercury in Virgo 2014, here and the role Mars conjunct Saturn plays, here.

Lots of yummy stuff, so let’s get to it—

What happens when steamy Mars/Saturn goes into easy aspect with earthy Mercury?  When structured action combines with quicksilver intellect?

Now, where in your life do things need to be shook up?  Where could you use some revolution?  Where is a blind spot that could use some light?

This configuration could be an answer to most all of that.

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