Uranus moves direct on Thursday 12/13/12 at 5′ Aries. Uranus retrograde has allowed us to get real familiar with how our SuperEgo limits our person-hood. Our SuperEgo is that part of us that is chock full of shoulds, judgment about being too out- there, different, weird, and whenever we experience an authentic call from the Self, SuperEgo has plenty of advice about what we cannot and definitely should not, do. Uranus is like that status quo figure, The Heirophant, in the Tarot, or the person in your life who will always tell you you should be a banker, lawyer, doctor –when you know in the depths of your heart you will die if you cannot be an astrologer. Who will you listen to? Read more
You’ve probably heard astrologers happen to mention that 2012-2015 is a period of rapid change and evolution for humanity at large. But what about the individual whose birth chart is being transited by this big planetary aspect? When I saw Uranus-Pluto heading down the pike of my birth chart, that’s the question I asked, and in that spirit I created a Uranus-Pluto first aid kit for the soul. This audio lecture/e-workbook was created to empower awareness around your Phoenix Process. A must- have for anyone with planets and angles in early to mid-degree cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn! Read more
In love, we really don’t know what we’re getting into, do we? We fall under the spell of love, we fall for someone trustworthy, kind and true, and trust that no matter what comes our way, the tender feelings we have for one another, like a womb, will insulate and protect us from what inevitably comes next. Given the right person, barring a criminal history or other red flags, it would be silly to think it’s not worth the risk. Love is the ultimate reality, and many know God is Love, too.
So we take a vow, make a commitment to our Love, to love, honor, respect in sickness and in health…and a host of other potentials. What comes next…is harder. It can happen five months down the road, or five years. The inevitability of love is that eventually something will challenge it in the deepest way. When something devastating, incredibly difficult or unexpected happens, we are forced to trace backwards how it “got this bad”. Maybe we can start to see how poor communication, piled up resentments, mutual unwillingness to have an honest conversation contributed to this. At the time, maybe we never thought that letting that same argument go (over and over) could possibly start to erode the attraction and affection we have for each other – let alone the very center of our union. A failure to adequately resolve what is happening in the present creates the atmosphere of living under a volcano; oppressed emotions and unspoken words are time bombs. Read more
“Be yourself and you can be anything.” -tagline for Katy Perry movie
“Love your weirdness.” The Daily Love, on the Katy Perry movie
We often think of Uranus as the planet of mavericks and geniuses, the Bill Gates of the planetary pantheon. Or maybe as the planet of weirdos and freaks, the rainbow wearing Wavy Gravy guy or someone with a “progressive” style. But those who have paid attention to how Uranus works in real life will notice something paradoxical about the way Uranus, the Teacher, teaches us to fry our freak flag high and proud, be weird or be ingenius. Because for as many Katy Perry’s who have successfully claimed their genius (and weirdness), for as many people who appear to have become immune to social acceptance and belonging, many more know that identifying, then resisting the pressures of cultural programming, then finding a whole new way of life that feels authentic and true…is a lifelong journey. Read more
As the Sun moves through the constellations, once again we find our selves at the beginning: Aries. The zodiacal sign of Aries has over the years, earned my admiration. Full of vigor, can-do and the enthusiasm of perpetual springtime, Aries has the power to turn away from the past, the whole 11 signs that came before. After swimming with the Fishes, Aries juts chin out and in an act born of defiance & Truth makes this moment, this life, this day, brand new. No other sign can claim that.
Sure, I have admiration and even love for this sign. But I don’t look forward to this season. Read more
In the past two days, I’ve been informed of two deaths. One, an acquaintance’s family member; the other, a high school classmate who was a fixture in my social circle. The former was a suicide, and the other was young and healthy enough to surmise that free will played a role in her death, too (you usually guess this when you see ‘no foul play suspected’ in the police reports). For me, this brings up feelings already brewing from a more acute loss this Winter: sadness, loss, and the compassionate awareness that life is hard.
Astrologically, Uranus is leaving Pisces. Something we explored at the Steven Forrest retreat this weekend was the idea that as Uranus leaves this last sign, we are in a time of necessary endings. Steven said that part of this evolutionary work is accepting the inevitable ending of things. The question was posed: What do we need to let go of? He suggested the exploration was incredibly complex and required careful discrimination. He also suggested privacy as one thing we are likely letting go of.