Archives for November 2011

Venus in Sagittarius: Gypsy Consort

“I’ve dated the sweet mama’s boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist- basically a lot of people without jobs.” -Alyssa Milano (Venus in Sagittarius)

“The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one.” -Joan Baez (Venus in Sagittarius)

“Ted needs someone to be there all of the time. He thinks that’s love. It’s not love- it’s babysitting.” -Jane Fonda (Venus in Sagittarius)

“Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?”-Eliza Dishku (Venus in Sagittarius)

If you were born when Venus was in the constellation of Sagittarius, the Archer…

The fabric of your Venusian existence resembles Aladdin’s magic carpet ride: you may be the one happily flying off to Marrakesh at a moment’s notice, or taking a spontaneous trip for Mango Lassis in the next town over. When you catch wind of an exotic adventure or person offering discovery and intrigue, you’re all over it, because for zealous Venus in Sagittarius, the bliss of being made brand new again is forever and always just one more adventure, class, or romantic encounter away. Like an explorer conquering strange lands, exotic encounters with unusual people, places, ideas and philosophies make up the core of your romantic happiness quotient. [Read more…]

Taurus Full Moon: Slow Down To Feel Strong

Cardinal energy, courtesy of transiting Saturn, Uranus and Pluto in Libra, Aries and Capricorn respectively, has been speedy. Remember the movie ‘Speed’? Speed’s plot was a moving bus, a bomb, and the only way to keep it from detonating was to keep that bus moving. That’s the logic of cardinal energy, quick to respond, act and react (the bomb could go off at any time but if we keep moving, it won’t).  When the pervasive feeling of ‘initiate, act, react’ combines with an urgent need or desire to do something different, life can feel like an emergency and yet the word emergency suggests emergence – we are emerging in a whole new way.  Just in time, Taurus Full Moon deliberately turns down the volume, moderating our speed.

This Taurus Full Moon supports being with your own natural pace, which can prove difficult for those of us who “can’t sit still” and “need to get things done.” Those of this ilk usually fail to see the value in our own natural pace, which probably also means we can more easily burn out, generally, or, if we are in a period of emergence and we act or make decisions to change our lives too soon, we may actually delay our growth and have to circuitously repeat the steps we could have done the first time. Despite all the poker hot emergencies/emergences during these difficult times, it’s vital to remember the demanding outer planets move very slowly and what we now need (& over the next few years) is sustained strength. Taking a cue from Taurus, at this full moon, slow down, and sink your body, mind and spirit into the pleasure and pace of terra firma. For instructive help, read on.

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The Eighth House & The Ancestral Legacy, Part 1

In honor of El Dia de los Muertos and the Sun in Scorpio (10/23-11/21) – the season we have greater ease of access into the deep psyche, and can potentially transmute old attachments & griefs – my three-part article on the Eighth House.

In Mexico there’s a holiday ‘day of the dead’ or dia de los muertos, the one day a year set aside to symbolically honor those who have passed, their favorite foods are made, and family comes together to remember, celebrate and pay homage to the people they love. A Mexican acquaintance of mine says, “This is one of the most beautiful holidays in our culture.”

In modern America, when the heart stops beating and the funeral is over. At large, there is no symbolic ritual or gesture of remembrance for honoring the dead. We may visit the cemetery or remember them in our heart, even as most of us believe that ‘life goes on’ (even if we don’t know where it is going on), we move on in our above-ground realities. But in Mexico, they know the dead live among the living. They may even sit down to eat dinner with us at night, if we set a place for them. It makes sense; where does the Spirit of our ancestors live, if not among and even within us? Our legacies are far more layered & complex than character traits we pick up from our parents, shared DNA and an inherited china or good silverware set. To deeply consider our ancestors is to consider all of the inheritances they left us, material & immaterial. [Read more…]