Archives for November 2012

Gemini Lunar Eclipse: Thinking, Believing, Knowing

“The world is not a problem; the problem is your unawareness”-Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

“The moment you say ‘I know everything’ is the end of your growth.”- Sharon Lee

“If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.” -Tom Peters

“There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.”- Elizabeth J. Canham

“If we put everything into the hands of experts and if we say that as intelligent outsiders we are not qualified to look over the should of anybody, then we’re in some kind of really weird world.” –Micheal Chrichton

Thanksgiving day had many diverse people at our house, and where there’s diversity, there are always differing opinions. The beauty of life is its diversity. Yet how hard it is when another person has an opinion that strike at polar opposite to your own direct experience, and even harder, to hear opinions spoken thick with judgment. Just words. Yet the human animal recoils like a snake. Love holds her breath– hoping we all err on the side of temperance, compassion, kindess, tolerance. [Read more…]

Scorpio Solar Eclipse: Light To The Darkness

“We must bring our own light to the darkness.” -unknown

Scorpio season is often one of my more creatively prolific times. I look forward to Scorpio all year. But this year is different. Saturn is in Scorpio. All around, emotions are more intensely felt, as is what’s bugging us. Whether we consciously realize it or not, many are fed up with something – politics, untruths, our depression, our illness, our Self. That’s Saturn in Scorpio.

I don’t generally feel this way about the Sun’s yearly visit to Scorpio. But the chronic pain I’ve been diligently working on is not going away, preventing creative surges. Adding insult to injury, I lost a precious ring given to me by my husband for our sixth-year anniversary. It must’ve slipped off at the gym, after being freshly scrubbed and sauna’d. I posted a horary chart on Facebook, asking: Where’s my ring? I received tons of interesting replies from astrologers, psychics and intuitives – it could be in my closet, under a multi-coloured carpet, next to a luxury car or a swamp-like place. Despite not having found the ring (yet), horary is always a fun exercise, and it helped keep my spirits up during this Saturn in Scorpio time, when, apparently, life can seem a bitter pill, and spirits can despair. [Read more…]

Eclipses By House & Sign

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Eclipses carry the signature of change. They shake us up, turn us around and ask us to adapt to changing conditions. The house an eclipse falls in show us the areas of life we will be asked to grow beyond what we’ve previously known. That room (or astrological house) has become too small, cramped, tight. You’re ready to experience a rapid infusion of new awareness here.

Eclipses fall in pairs into two rooms, or houses, of our birth chart. The flickering lights of the Sun and Moon act like light bulbs, and as they turn on and off they can bring issues that have quietly existed in the shadows up until now out into the light of day. Via periods of intensity or crisis (during the 4-6 weeks surrounding an eclipse pair) our attention is mobilized in these areas of life. Yet just because eclipse season is over doesn’t mean we stop growing; the Moon’s nodes are transiting through this house over a longer 18-24 month period. You’ll integrate the eclipse information during the six months between eclipse pairs- until the next set begins, adding another layer to your eclipse story.

Where does this eclipse set occur? Identify the house in which an eclipse falls by locating the eclipse degree and placing it within your chart.  For more eclipse pointers click here. [Read more…]

Eclipse Pointers

Hey folks…eclipse season is here. To gracefully move through eclipse season, read on. 

Eclipses happen in pairs, within two weeks of one another, usually twice a year (but not always and sometimes we experience three eclipses in a row). Eclipses occur when new a new or full moon falls near the lunar nodes. A solar eclipse always occurs at the new moon; likewise, a lunar eclipse can only occur when the moon is full.  Eclipse season can be emotionally bumpy, and in that vein here are some pointers I’ve assembled over the years.

-Eclipses bring sudden shocks and surprises in service of your evolution. The Universe can pick you up and move you ten or twenty steps ahead of where you were. Even if this comes in the form of an unpleasant surprise, eclipse events serve your growth.

-Time often feels distorted during the weeks surrounding eclipses. It appears to accelerate.

-Eclipses are the cosmic clean up crew. Is something ripe and green, like an expired container of yogurt in your frig, ready to be tossed out? Is something unexpectedly growing in the corner? And is there something there which you could cultivate for the future? Eclipses are growth-oriented; eclipses loathe stagnancy. It’s time to grow beyond the four walls you’ve known. [Read more…]