Archives for Joan Porte

First Solar Eclipse of 2021

At 12:43 PM on June 10, there will be a partial eclipse of the Sun at 19 degrees Gemini. Peak viewing is in the northern parts of Canada, Greenland and Russia although some parts of the US and Europe may see a piece of it. The energy of Gemini is interesting in this day of “alternative facts” and truth masquerading as fact. Gemini is the communicator and it would great if people WOULD stop spouting their beliefs and listen to someone else. However, I am sure that there will no sudden awakening! We can all work on our selves –
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Saturn Squares Uranus on June 14

A square is often considered “negative” or difficult energy. However, without this type of energy we don’t get any changes made. Saturn isduty and authority, and Uranus is wild, nonconformist energy. You can see theclash between these two can be epic. Especially now that we have Saturn inAquarius, which is ruled by Uranus, and Uranus in an earthy sign of Taurus. Itis almost as a world upside down. Saturn would prefer to be in Taurus andUranus in Aquarius. What does it all mean? It means a time of reckoning between authority and innovation. Where are yougoing by remote control –
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Yes, Mercury Retrograded – And So Will Jupiter — Oh Yeah So Too Saturn.

Again, I implore that no one freak out about about it but Mercury has gone retrograde and will be there for most of June. Yes, you might have some computer snafu’s and miscommunications but for goodness sakes, look at the bright side. You can work on moving your communicaitons to a more positive realm but studying how and why you still block what you want to authentically say to people. How cool is that? Jupiter will head retrograde in late June – and Saturn is already there. I don’t know why we don’t pay more attention to the “big guns”
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Full Moon Eclipse

May 26, 2021. Can you handle the truth? Can you speak yours? Those will be the questions posed by this full Moon eclipse in Sagittarius, the truth seeker. Sagittarius has a devoted love of the truth – more importantly- of seeking a personal truth and speaking that truth honestly. (Of course, less evolved Sags. sometimes blurt out their versions of the truth regardless of the consequences but let’s not dwell on that.) Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and the Moon makes a tricky disharmonious square to Jupiter at this time. So be careful. You don’t want to blurt out suppressed feelings without
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Aries Descends in Cancer

this month. I say descends because I picture Aries holding its nose and saying, “OK let me get this over with.” Aries is fire, passion, even aggression and anger if taken to extremes. It is not particularly comfortable in the cool and calm Cancer. Use this short stay, however, to analyze how you can cool your anger – how can you redirect? Is the full frontal attack of Aries always the right way to go? Aries doesn’t like to calm down – but sometimes, it is a good thing to do! Breathe!
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Moon To Close to Pluto?

Feeling lacking in the “spring joy?” Feeling a little cranky? Well, if you have a Moon in Aquarius or other “personal” – Sun, rising sign or Mercury dominated by Aquarius or Uranus, you are really feeling the impact of Pluto “kissing” the Moon. The Moon has just tipped into Aquarius which can be an unsettling as this is typified by electric and quirky energy. Right now, the orbits of the Moon and Pluto are in conjunction or close to one another. Pluto is also unsettling but in a different way. It demands that we change – that we dig deep
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Review:

“Journaling Power: How to Create the Happy, Healthy Life You Want to Live” Mari L. McCarthy It is a temptation when one is reading a book such as this, to “cut to the chase.” Often, we want to get to the part that will start making our life more rewarding. I urge all readers to this wonderful book to resist that urge. Don’t miss Mari’s story of how the discovery of her multiple sclerosis and the subsequent search for the ultimate doctor or pill made her realize that her healer lay within. Not only is it a gripping tale, sans
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Not One Planet in Retrograde!

It is a rare occurrence when no planets are in retrograde. Less than one percent of the world’s population is born when all planets are moving direct. Right now (except for a pesky retrograde of the asteroid Vesta) all planets are in “forward motion” What can you do about that? Make new plans and gather new ideas. Now is not the time to go inward and contemplate a planet’s energy (unless your chart is heavily influenced by Vesta — Sun, Ascendant, Node.) Think spring think making planting new ground — think forward movement! Where have you been stuck and now
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Sun Conjunct Lillith

The Black Moon Lillith is one of the coolest aspects of Astrology. It represents our deepest, one might say most primitive of emotions. In some versions of the Hebrew Bible, Lillith was intended to be the mate of Adam. However, she had a different idea of how her life should be – there was none of this, “helpmate” nonsense in her lexicon. She rebelled and was often cast as a “fallen or evil women.” She certainly did not have the virtues so treasured in Eve. Lillith, in our birth charts represents our wild side – what we bury and repress
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This is Fake News: the Seven Planets in Aquarius

You might have seen some rather austere looking web entries saying that in February we will have 7 planets in Aquarius! It then goes on to say the last time this happened was during the plague in the Middle Ages and it saw the end of the Great Plague and the start of the Renaissance. Sounds great, right? One problem, it is a pile of wrong. While it is rare to have that many signs in Aquarius, it happened as recently as February 1962. The Cuban Missile Crises happened that fall. So while it is good while it lasts, don’t
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