Archives for Evolutionary Astrology

Mars Making One More Square to Uranus

Tuesday, September 18 sees Mars making one more exact square to Uranus. Mars happens to be in the sign that Uranus rules, Aquarius, while Uranus is in stable stubborn Taurus. This is a classic combination of a shake up – perhaps even an explosion. Uranus isn’t happy digging through Taurus – the stability and slowness of Taurus is opposite Uranus’ natural rebellious energy. During a retrograde Uranus is even slower and feeling more tied down with the heavy Earth energy of Taurus. Then along comes angry, aggressive Mars feeling all of the change and upheaval energy so envied by Uranus
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“Enemies” A History of the FBI” by Tim Weiner

I did not want to read this book.  What kind of summer reading is a 470 page history of the FBI? However, since it was a selection of my book club, one that we picked especially because it is so long making it a good August book. We don’t meet in August so it would give us the necessary time to plow through it. To my delight, the book is so well written that reading was a pleasure!   What really struck me most about the book was just how much work Pluto has to dig out the secrets and
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Did I Say That Six Planets Were in Retrograde This Summer?

Yes, I did and the nature of retrogrades is to bring forth what we want to keep hidden.  The faster ones, Mercury and Mars, have gone or will go direct soon but the, slower planets,  karmic Pluto and Saturn included, are still “spinning backwards” digging through the secrets of authorities. Remember, both of them are in Capricorn, the sign that rules the ruling structures that keep society together. More to come….
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Lillith Moves into Aquarius

Lillith is an enigmatic spot on the orbit of the Moon that is often overlooked by astrologers. Named for the rebellious “anti-Eve” woman of pre-Biblical times, Lillith shows where we wish to kick off the chains of society and be our own person. She is the original “Nasty Woman.” With this move into Aquarius, she stirs our deepest desire to form new allies and work for the collective good. This isn’t an easy shift – Lillith is one tough task master and she is coming up against the warrior energy of a retrograded Mars. Don’t be surprised to see some
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A Great Time to Think and Assess Words: Past and Future.

Did you feel the energy of the wonderful blood Moon lunar eclipse? I did – it really did something to my Pisces Moon and I felt a deepening of awareness into who I am and SHOULD be! So now we have time to contemplate the Moon and Mercury because that fast mover has just retrograded in the hot sign of Leo. When we couple this with already retrograded Mercury and that Aquarian Moon, the best advice I can give is to think not only before you speak but think about words in past that may have been injudicious. It is
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The “Blood Lunar Eclipse” – July 27 – Find Your Inner Aquarius

Those of you who have been with me a long time know that I hate astrological hyperbole. I despise people who write about semi-sextiles and quincunxes and all of this nonsense instead of just using normal words everyone can understand. So you know that I am not too thrilled with all of the hype about the blood lunar eclipse. First, during all lunar eclipses the Moon appears to turn red. The Moon has no light of its own and just reflects the Sun. When the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon it cuts off the “white” light of
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Not An Easy Summer-

This is a summer of major planet retrogrades. Saturn and Pluto are retrograded in stern Saturn. In addition, Vesta, the asteroid ruler of Saturn’s fellow Earth sign of Virgo, is closely behind them retrograded in Sagittarius.  If you think this will be an easy, lazy summer the universe thinks otherwise. Pluto will be churning ever downward in almost a frenzied desire to root out the secrets of the rich and powerful. I can see Saturn metaphorically standing by with his ruler ready to slap the hands of those who have gone beyond the rules. It is indeed a day of
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Mars Retrogrades Today

Mars goes retrograde today and stays there until August 27. It will be mostly in the sign of Aquarius but will retrograde back to Capricorn for a short stay. Mars is the planet of action and motivation, so when in retrograde expect things to slow down and in many cases it feels as though we are walking through water. Even when we want to charge forward, something is pulling us back, making it harder to reach goals. This is not always a bad thing. While frustrating, it can also give us a necessary pause. Are we charging off in the
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The Mars/Venus Dance on the Solstice

This was written by my friend and mentor Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology (www.soulsign.com.) It is such a beautiful description of the Mars/Venus dance this June solstice that I am copying in total. Enjoy   Joan Mars and Venus will be very close to an exact opposition on Summer/Winter Solstice in June (for northern and southern hemisphere people respectively) while also on the nodes of the Moon. They will also be close to their maximum brightness in our skies. Mars will rise while the Sun is setting and thus be MidnightStar, visible and brightest for the entire night. Venus will
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Sagittarius Full Moon Next Week – Do We Make More Calls Before a Full Moon?

A 2000 British Telecommunications study reported in the “Financial Times of London”  stated that there are ten percent more  phone calls in the days leading up to a full Moon. I have no idea why they would be interested in such a statistic nor do I totally believe it. However, it might be the case before the Moon goes full in Sagittarius! They do love to hold forth. When the Sun and Moon are on the “communication axis” of Gemini and Sagittarius – the phone lines should burn up. However, since they are both squaring confusing Neptune be sure that
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