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Saturday, 26 November 2016

New Moon in Sagittarius ~Tuesday 29th November ~12:18pm (UK time)


This new Moon at 7º42 Sagittarius links back into the theme that 2016 has emphasised so well of, delusions and how they manifest.

As mentioned in so many recent articles, there been a real push/pull between the rather incompatible planets of Saturn and Neptune for the last year or so. Where Saturn stands for all that structured, planned, focussed, and responsible, Neptune is about dreams, imagination and all that flows and cannot be grasped. With these two being so prominent this year, there has been a lot of unexpected twists and turns; lies and deception; creative highs, followed by crushing confinements. The only way to understand and work with Saturn is to assess ones place in life and whether the actions you take in the physically structured world are in keeping with what you wish to achieve. Whereas with Neptune clarity can only exist on a deeper, amorphous, inner level. If indeed clarity is indeed possible for more than a snapshot at a time, but therein lies the beauty. Where Saturn is all about planning, Neptune can only be found in the moment and grasped in a lingering assimilation of sensory perception (extra or ordinarily speaking).



This story which has created much of the confusion and turmoil of 2016, is changing, Saturn and Neptune are no long in speaking distance in an astrological sense. However, humans have a tendency to perpetuate and replay what they fear or dislike the most. Where a cat can find a spot of sunlight and dissolve into existential bliss, a human being, if they even stop to appreciate the spot, will still stage their soliloquy sifting through imaginary scenarios, of seemingly unsolvable conundrums – that have not even happened yet!


So, this New Moon which falls so close to the location of Saturn at the last point in its square to Neptune, and re-triggers lingering Neptune, is about stepping into a new paradigm; walking away from unwanted delusions and taking a chance to live the dream.
 
Sometimes I come across articles which try to surmise what they assess to be 'human nature', based upon studies of previous attitudes and behaviour. My view is the opposite; live as if you are a new species, create your own version of reality. It amazes me that psychological teaching is still based upon the pent up projections of Sigmund Freud, who, in fact, did live in a society which was based upon suppression of natural desires (and so his observations did have contextual validity when written). Obviously, there are limitations to what humans are and can be, and there are basic needs which seem to resonate within us all; like the need for love, acceptance, connectivity and community. What I don't believe is our nature is 'greed', 'self-sabotage', 'competition', 'judgement' 'desire for power'. Sure these are all behaviours which have been observed in humans for centuries and they have become major players in the structure of society as we know it. They are learned environmental responses however, and anything which can be learned, can be unlearned. Our education system is based upon the worst of human history, and encourage the kids to prepare their natures to interact with this. I read a lovely quote last week, something like; “don't teach your children to be the kind of people who can deal with the harshness of society, teach them to be sort of the people who will change this.”



Magic allows for more magic. In a scientific world belief in the intangible is frowned up; if there is no evidence or proof then it cannot, and never will exist. These same people who recognise the beauty of genius' like Einstein, fear new ideas and you can be sure they never can see the irony in this! Neptune is all about allowing for magic to manifest, in an unmeasured, non-material and sometimes intangible way. Neptune is the dandelion clock; appearing from nowhere with it's ephemeral blossoms, flying through the air, dissipating, leaving behind the paling pin cushion, framed with brachts like a fading Roman sun god. Magic and beauty are everywhere in immeasurable, unquantifiable bursts of nature. One should never forget the romance of nature, or become so removed that it no longer serves as an inspiration.


A lot of fellow astrologers observe Neptune's dark side to about deception and lies. It's something to be acknowledged, as it most certainly can be the case. The point here is to never expect another to be your source of inspiration, there has to be a deeper connection to all that is for Neptune to be enjoyed. If the fairytales that Neptune so joyfully depicts start to gather cast members, or definitives, then the lower side of Neptune becomes inevitable. Where there is expectation there is disappointment, and where somebody is pressured to be or act in any way, they rebel and break free. This is no ivory tower, the walls are that of a waterfall; differing in each second, with varying hues and refraction. We are drawn to the water walls for their beauty and endless fascination, no structure can exist in such a place and it is only perception which allows for continued appreciation.


The butterfly will die in a closed fist.



Saturn has moved forward a little now and makes an harmonious aspect with the planet of revolution and freedom; Uranus. Different as they are, they do have a negotiating term and in many ways work well together. Uranus only wants to destroy that which is unjust, and Saturn whilst it cares less about fairness and more about propriety, is often willing to work with Uranus in this regard. A spark of Uranus-style inventive genius can only be turned into something real with the help of Saturn. So these next two weeks are a good time to develop great ideas, or to add a little creativity to the mundane. As Mars moves through Aquarius, it will reach the midpoint also and bring energy, vitality and enthusiasm wherever there is insightful, intelligent thought. If you have a great idea, patent it, or look at working at the foundations required to develop it.



In many ways this is a dispassionate, time of imagination and escapism, mixed with ideas and industriousness. The Venus-Pluto conjunction has moved on, and so has the heavy energy which pervaded as a result.

New Moons are always a great time to start something new, if you choose to do so with this one, then allow the inspiration of all that is inexplicable be the root of all that transpires for you this week.

If you want to a little inspiration and new moon enthusiasm from me, then I can do you a little New Moon reading and talk about what's coming for you in 2017. Starting from £20 for one question, or £50 for three questions focussing on particularly areas of your life.

 Peace and love to all~~~~



Saturday, 12 November 2016

Full Moon in Taurus ~14th November 2016


This 'supermoon' will be exact on Monday 14th November at 1:52pm at 22'37º Taurus.

Termed such, because the Full Moon coincides with the point during the Moon's elliptical 27.32 day orbit at which it is closest to the earth. Traditionally astrologers have regarded the Moon in Taurus to be 'exalted' which means those who are born when the Moon (which rules emotions, moods, sensitivity, family, history) is in Taurus function very well emotionally. The grounded, plodding, planned-out qualities of Taurus help the cyclical, changeable nature of the Moon to have a methodical, empathic and reliable approach to feelings.

Hence, we have the dichotomy of a grounded and quite balanced full moon energy; coupled with the stronger more powerful result of the increased proximity. Certainly we can expect there to be more of a physical, gravitational impact upon the tides and anything else water-based (including our bodies) when the Moon is closer. Since the full Moon position does make a creative 5th harmonic aspect (quintile) to Neptune, the ruler of the sea it is likely that higher tides, and storms will be more prevalent at this time. There is a minor 30º aspect to Uranus, which with random, natural disasters, predictably features rather more prominently than it does in this chart.



Much of the focus at the moment is on finance and the markets as Jupiter and Pluto, the most entrepreneurial combination of planets, link up in a tense square with Mercury & Juno lingering around the midpoint of the two. Mercury in a chart will always show the thought processes and media slant at any time, and in Sagittarius as it is during this Full Moon (and for the 2.5 weeks following) thoughts will be around travel, culture, religion and all that connects to that. So, again, we have a lot of talk of immigrants and wages, and exchange rates and global markets. Not least, as speculation continues about the impact of the US election results.

Pluto is now halfway through Capricorn, having moved into the sign on 27th January 2008, it will complete it's stint and move into Aquarius in January 2024. Capricorn rules the societal structures and all that is traditional, functional, rule oriented and to do with money and responsibility. We can be sure that by the time Pluto (the planet of transformation, death, sex, rebirth and psychological motivations) has finished in Capricorn democracy as we know it will no longer exist. Pluto exists to make changes, for better, for worse, for progress, indiscriminately. We are due some major revisions to how the western world functions and I think we're beginning to really begin to see these in 2016.




There are around 319 million people in the US, in the 50 states which all have their own individual laws and regulations and yet they are given the choice of two people who are allegedly to run the country. The people have no say in who these two people are, and seem to find comfort in the tradition of a nation which found it's voice and footing following a divisive civil war 250 years ago. When you actually view the fact that 319 million people accept that these two fairly randomly selected candidates are their only choice it all starts to look a little surreal.

It only makes sense that with the continuing availability of more and more information, that this kind of acquiescence cannot continue much further down the line. Of course the situation is not so different in the UK and the same changes are beginning to look more and more likely.

The last time Pluto was in Capricorn (1762 – 1779) we saw the beginning of the industrial revolution, which entirely change the working lives and commercial activities in the UK forever. The US which was still a very young nation, had a revolutionary war during this period and formed its 'Declaration of Independence Act' was signed in 1776.



This is the backdrop to life as we know it in 2016, and in the meantime in the shorter term we see a more balancing and grounding full Moon than we have in recent times. In the days following we have the lovely escapist, fogginess of Mercury square Neptune on the Friday; a lovely excuse to immerse oneself in all that feeds the imagination and the soul. Music is the obvious choice of entertainment when Neptune is the picture, and imagery of creative fantasy movies can work equally well.

Just prior to the New Moon which will fall on Tuesday 29th November, we have quite a powerful weekend with Venus linking up with Pluto and Pluto and Jupiter perfectly linked up. Between 24th November and 26th November it will feel as if almost anything is possible. Business and finance-wise it all bodes very well, passionate and emotional connections which have been on the backburner can be reignited at this time. It's a weekend to take action, cram in any activity which could have a long-term outcome that's positive.




For those looking for love this is the weekend to be social, or more open with the object of your affection. All relationships can benefit with the Venus-Pluto link up, particularly when upbeat, exuberant Jupiter is in the mix. Venus and Pluto alone can bring great exciting and passionate encounters but the downside is that Pluto can bring possessiveness, envy and jealousy into the mix and this can result in energy games. Jupiter will assuage the negative human limitations and expand our desire to be gracious, accepting and upbeat.

All-in-all this full moon will be more calm and reflective than most. It's a good time to focus on relaxing, being in the comfort of the home, looking after the body and indulging in sensory enjoyment – all things Taurus. The following week packs more of a punch and promises to be a lot more exciting, romantic and intriguing. Jupiter in Libra has been gentle in its impact so far, but as it links up more with Pluto that warm, creative and loving Libra vibe will start to come to the fore, more…

Shalom~~~~ ♥

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

New Moon at 7'43 Scorpio ~ Sunday 30th October 2016

The Scorpio new moon will fall on Sunday 30th October at 17:37 (UK time) and for the first time in a while heralds a pure feeling of new starts, without any lurking heaviness. The chart for this new Moon shows a conjunct from the Sun and Moon at 7’43 to Mercury at 9’40 Scorpio, encouraging honest, candid and open communication.

The Sun and Mercury actually are conjunct today (Thursday 27th October) and so the whole weekend will be imbued with lively conversation and depth which Scorpio so naturally inclines towards. If you are a secretive person who prefers the truth to be hidden, then it could be better to lie low this weekend. People will be saying what they see more than usual, and barriers which have been created by the recent fogginess of the Saturn-Neptune square will be burned, broken or buried by the formation of better bonds.



The New Moon chart also shows a Venus-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio, which is actually exact at 0:05 on the Sunday morning UK time. Whilst this brings with a straightforwardness that sits nicely with the Sun-Mercury conjunction in Scorpio, it does also have a sombreness that is rather more akin to redressing issues of contention, than to Saturday night style parties.


When Venus and Saturn come together it can be a great time for real relationships to be given a more solid footing. While Venus is concerned with art, beauty, aesthetics, finances and love, Saturn is all about building foundations, achieving, formalising and commitment. If these two planets had never met than marriage would probably never have been invented, as the sum of their parts represents the kind of long-term promises, cited in the wedding ceremony.




In the study of synastry (the name for the study of relationship using astrology) connections between Venus and Saturn are a portentous promise of serious commitment in a relationship. With this aspect in the sky casual may become more formal and stability may be sought by some and separation by others, where the ingredients for long-term are simply not present. The latter is made more likely by the Mars-Uranus square (exact on the morning of 29th October) and creating the need for freedom in those who feel stifled in any way.


Mars is about the drive, energy and physicality of the self. It rules sports, the sex drive, combat and initiation and when it meets the planet of revolution and freedom; Uranus it enhances self-expression and hedonism. When these two come together disputes and fights become more likely but the source of this kind of behaviour is often built up from the suppression and confinement. One cannot feel the need to ‘break out’ and become more expressive, without these being pent up emotions beforehand. Hence, when Mars and Uranus meet they help us take a step towards acknowledging our own inclinations and true beliefs. I personally am happy to see people stand up for what they believe in and for the right to express who they truly are. There is no maliciousness or meanness with this combination, only the fight for what we feel to be our truth and, as a natural Uranian, I wish to encourage that at all times, in all people.


Stand up for what you believe, always but first you may need to search deep within yourself to learn what it truly is.



We live in a society which educates us to know the facts, but rarely are we encouraged to question them. We are told that we should form an opinion but then are offered the choice of two option upon which to decide. At school the option to decide upon a career is thrust upon us, but only if we follow the distinct procedures to reach the destination and therefore learn that we have to read and analyse the same books in order to express our ability. An ability which is gauged upon whether an examiner agrees.


For those who have been conditioned by all of the above and have never questioned; the sign of Scorpio may fill you with fear and dread. A connection between Mars and Uranus could bring up feelings of confusion and frustration, the desire to break out of something, but not know what that something is. So, yes, some people may have to start to dig deep.


If you’re reading this you probably already have!



Blessings of a Samhain to all and love and connection to all souls who have passed and are remembered on 1st November.


As a Halloween styler I am offering tarot readings for £15 for the next two weeks, with readings taking around 20-30 minutes. I can do by email, skype or face to face.

Reiki will always be sent free to anybody who asks, or needs it.

Shalom~~~

New Moon at 7'43 Scorpio ~ Sunday 30th October 2016

The Scorpio new moon will fall on Sunday 30th October at 17:37 (UK time) and for the first time in a while heralds a pure feeling of new starts, without any lurking heaviness.  The chart for this new Moon shows a conjunct from the Sun and Moon at 7’43 to Mercury at 9’40 Scorpio, encouraging honest, candid and open communication. 

The Sun and Mercury actually are conjunct today (Thursday 27th October) and so the whole weekend will be imbued with lively conversation and depth which Scorpio so naturally inclines towards.  If you are a secretive person who prefers the truth to be hidden, then it could be better to lie low this weekend.  People will be saying what they see more than usual, and barriers which have been created by the recent fogginess of the Saturn-Neptune square will be burned, broken or buried by the formation of better bonds. 



The New Moon chart also shows a Venus-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio, which is actually exact at 0:05 on the Sunday morning UK time.  Whilst this brings with a straightforwardness that sits nicely with the Sun-Mercury conjunction in Scorpio, it does also have a sombreness that is rather more akin to redressing issues of contention, than to Saturday night style parties. 

When Venus and Saturn come together it can be a great time for real relationships to be given a more solid footing.  While Venus is concerned with art, beauty, aesthetics, finances and love, Saturn is all about building foundations, achieving, formalising and commitment.  If these two planets had never met than marriage would probably never have been invented, as the sum of their parts represents the kind of long-term promises, cited in the wedding ceremony. 



In the study of synastry (the name for the study of relationship using astrology) connections between Venus and Saturn are a portentous promise of serious commitment in a relationship.  With this aspect in the sky casual may become more formal and stability may be sought by some and separation by others, where the ingredients for long-term are simply not present.  The latter is made more likely by the Mars-Uranus square (exact on the morning of 29th October) and creating the need for freedom in those who feel stifled in any way.

Mars is about the drive, energy and physicality of the self.  It rules sports, the sex drive, combat and initiation and when it meets the planet of revolution and freedom; Uranus it enhances self-expression and hedonism.  When these two come together disputes and fights become more likely but the source of this kind of behaviour is often built up from the suppression and confinement.  One cannot feel the need to ‘break out’ and become more expressive, without these being pent up emotions beforehand.  Hence, when Mars and Uranus meet they help us take a step towards acknowledging our own inclinations and true beliefs.  I personally am happy to see people stand up for what they believe in and for the right to express who they truly are.  There is no maliciousness or meanness with this combination, only the fight for what we feel to be our truth and, as a natural Uranian, I wish to encourage that at all times, in all people.



Stand up for what you believe, always but first you may need to search deep within yourself to learn what it truly is. 

We live in a society which educates us to know the facts, but rarely are we encouraged to question them.  We are told that we should form an opinion but then are offered the choice of two option upon which to decide.  At school the option to decide upon a career is thrust upon us, but only if we follow the distinct procedures to reach the destination and therefore learn that we have to read and analyse the same books in order to express our ability.  An ability which is gauged upon whether an examiner agrees.

For those who have been conditioned by all of the above and have never questioned; the sign of Scorpio may fill you with fear and dread.  A connection between Mars and Uranus could bring up feelings of confusion and frustration, the desire to break out of something, but not know what that something is.  So, yes, some people may have to start to dig deep.

If you’re reading this you probably already have!



Blessings of a Samhain to all and love and connection to all souls who have passed and are remembered on 1st November. 

As a Halloween styler I am offering tarot readings for £15 for the next two weeks, with readings taking around 20-30 minutes.  I can do by email, skype or face to face. 
Reiki will always be sent free to anybody who asks, or needs it.
Shalom~~~

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Full Moon at 23'14 Aries, 15th October 2016

The forthcoming full moon occurs at 5:23am in the UK, on Sunday 15th October, give the Saturday night prior an excellent upbeat flavour of lunacy. 

Exact at 23’14 Aries and closely conjunct Uranus 22’25 Aries, this looks to be a very high energy full moon, with a much needed boost of liberated, free-spirited expressiveness promised. 

As the first sign of the zodiac; Aries is the initiator, the fearless youth, the relentless and ruthless ramrodding ram.  There’s nothing tentative about Aries, and nothing preconceived either; for this reason it can be recognised as one of those honest and forthright signs and this full moon may uncover a few festering truths.



 There’s no doubt that this year has been a complex one; both politically and financially and in some way we’ve all been dragged into the furore.  As previously mentioned, this has been largely down the backdrop of Saturn square Neptune, which was been creating a division between conforming and creativity; conservatism and idealism; facts and the unfathomable.  These two planets stand for diversely different principles; not even opposing ones, which can provide some common ground at least.  What they are about simply cannot co-exist; it is said that somebody born with a configuration of this sort (Saturn square Neptune, Saturn opposite Neptune or even Saturn conjunct Neptune) is more likely to develop arthritis in later life; as the skeleton (ruled by Saturn) can be weakened by the planet of dissolution and fluidity; Neptune!  Compare this metaphor to any area of life and an illustration of 2016 starts to appear.




There is always something to learn of course and from this, the lesson is in not being extreme.  By taking ‘sides’ or seeing the world in ‘black and white’ we miss out on the beauty of other dimensions and complexities.  If living in the more Saturn way and focusing upon; earnings, status, building for the future, following the rules, considering how others view you, then you may forget that we are all just cells vibrating, that our bodies are mostly water and our hearts all beat in the same way.  On the other side, if you live in the Neptune extreme and exist only to escape all that is tangible, then you can equally miss out on the beauty of connectivity, cause and effect and how our worlds actually link together in the physical.  A successful (fully experienced) life will incorporate both of these principles and recognise the validity in all that exists. 

We, as humans have decided that the world exists of rights and wrongs, good and bad, happy and sad.  The Universe itself has no bias; and all that exists simply resonates with all that is similar.  Put simply; like attracts like and energy vibrations around us will match the energy vibrations within us. 

The squabbling square between Saturn and Neptune has brought to the fore a great deal of diversity awareness.  Many people seem to be trying to decide between one thing and another; the whole of America is caught up in this theatrical him versus her propaganda competition, perfectly illustrating how easy it is to rouse the public into a clear cut; two-sided division.  Certainly, many of our fables, movies and games still centre on the simplicity of the ‘goodie’ and the ‘baddie’, the right and the wrong.  All a hangover from the religion dominated dogma days.  Humans have not evolved beyond this mentality; media is the new God. 




A little off topic, but an important aside I feel.  As the Saturn-Neptune square continues to dissipate, it’s important it leaves a little legacy of wisdom its wake.  Many believe that life is about finding happiness, I believe it is about growth and authenticity; neither of which are purveyors of joy in a world where repetition is recognised more than ingenuity. 

I’m hoping the Full Moon starts to bring a little of the latter to the forefront again as Uranus; ruler of ideas, freedom, invention and revolution is given a voice once more.  There will be more struggles however as Mars creeps closer to Pluto in Capricorn and brings conflict and subversion into the spotlight also.  This will be close during the Full Moon and is due to be exact on 19th – 20th October.  Mars and Pluto together are very passionate also, so physical conflict can be a result but it’s also a very sexually potent combination.  Mars is at its best in Capricorn, where it is now, and so for better or worse, people are more sure of themselves, clearer in opinions and higher in energy.  Directed energy can be a great thing, or can lead to confrontations, it is at least, expressive and the week following the Full Moon will not be a quiet one.



Adding to the passionate mix; the art and love planet Venus still in Scorpio, meets up with the asteroid Juno, which is all destiny and allegedly in the natal chart shows up as a representation of the ‘perfect partner’.  Certainly Venus and Juno meeting up in Scorpio will encourage people to be seeking compatibility and deeper connections. 

It is a week where it would be easier to find a new relationship, but with Uranus so majorly prominent it would have to be one where freedom and self-expression is factored in strongly.  Also passions could run a little too high in a relationship beginning with a Mars-Pluto conjunction, both individuals would need be very expressive, energetic and be comfortable with the ensuing conflict which is an inevitable by-product of such a combination.

As Jupiter races through Libra and triggers of the Saturn-Neptune square, we will find a lot of behind the scenes information starts to be revealed towards the end of the month.  This will be compounded by the Scorpio New Moon which will be on Halloween for the first time since 1997!  More about that closer to the time…

In the meantime wishing you all a wild, wonderful and expressive Full Moon weekend!
Witchy blessings~~~~~ ♥


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