Happy Equinox – beginning of Cardinal time.

The Autumnal Equinox will soon be upon us – September 23, 9:04 AM is when fall arrives in the Washington, D.C. area. Yippee… I love fall and winter – sorry for those who are cold-boned but I can’t wait for fireplaces, sweaters and stews.

This is a time when the Sun reaches a “balance” and the day and night will be equally long. It is also the time when the Sun will be at zero degrees Libra, moving into the Constellation of Libra. All of the equinoxes and solstices happen when the Sun is moving into a Cardinal astrological sign.

Cardinal signs are the movers, the shakers the doers. If you are born with a well aspected cardinal sign on your ascendant you are apt to be someone who takes lead, takes charge of things. The Cardinal Signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

When people take on spring cleaning in March (Aries) and fall cleaning in September (Libra) they are doing Cardinal activities. Cancer time is summer the time for planting and Capricorn happens around the winter Solstice activities when the houses are full of people and activity.

Fixed signs are those that exhibit stubborn resolve to forge ahead no matter what. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius are all fixed. Taurus follows Aries so you need to cultivate and watch your garden to make sure it grows. Leo is in rule in summer when, for me anyway, you have to get the resolve to face another hot day. Scorpio is the time of Halloween and moves us into the other fixed tradition of Thanksgiving when much attention must be paid to working hard on the harvest and Aquarius is in the dead of winter when it takes a lot to get through the cold.

When the Sun goes into mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo Sagittarius, Pisces we are less concerned with tromping ahead and slugging it out. Gemini is late spring, early summer when we can relax and exchange in mental exchange of ideas, Virgo early harvest when we can see what foods we need to gather to care for our bodies. After Scorpios hard work, Sagittarius can lay back and shoot his arrows into the sky looking for the truth and then Pisces, ah other-worldly Pisces – March brings buds of spring and the time to think of rebirth and new worlds.

So enjoy this Cardinal time. Celebrate the Equinox and get to harvesting your thoughts for the winter to come!

May 21 – The Rapture – the Rapture

It seems like my prayers will be answered on May 21, 2011 because that is when the Rapture is supposed to come! Christian leader Harold Camping, founder and president of Family Stations, Inc., a company which produces Christian radio and television programs, has announced the end of the world will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Well I am not sure if it is really the end of the world or the beginning of the Rapture which will lead to the end of the world – the stuff is always fuzzy to me. However, if on May 21 all of these fundamentalists will be zapped up into Heaven and out of my face I can’t wait for May 22!

Bring it on!

Camping is basing this on his highly scientific studies which show the Creation taking place 11,000 years ago. I guess that is why the Creationist Theme Park in Kentucky shows dinosaurs roaming around in saddles – is there a thing called Flintstone envy???

Being the goof ball that I am – I just had to look at the chart for May 21, 2011 to see if my astrological crystal ball could tell us what the stars will look like on that day. I would assume end of the world stuff would fall under the realm of Pisces which is the connection to the god source, right? Well let’s see Neptune is in Pisces now and Pisces is ruled by Neptune so that does portend a very spiritual time. On the day, over Washington, Neptune will be in the 8th house – the house of death and rebirth. HMMM.

Neptune is conjunct Chiron, the harbinger of deep sacred wound issues. Now, I would see it as a time to spiritually address our wound issues surrounding power issues. However, someone else might see the healing of the wounds of evil Mankind by raising the righteous and smiting the rest of us heathens. See it is all in the interpretation.

You know this guy may have something – Uranus is in Aries, the warrior sign, in the 9th house the house of spiritual truth. It is a time to cut a new path – find a new way to find your higher truth! But then again if the world is ending why bother? I mean talk about too little too late.

Of course this same dude predicted the world was going to end in 1994. There are still people who believe him this time. No wonder Madonna has been able to pass herself off as an entertainer all these years. People will believe anything!

Perhaps, hopefully,  it will be a day when people will “die to” ridiculous fundamentalists’ beliefs and have the courage to find their own truth…or they all could be raptured up. Either way I think it is a win win. No?


Oh Aries You Little Devil….

courtesy of Arlenew.com

Happy New Year all! And what a year it is going to be. We came through that Mars/Pluto conjunction with a huge Wikileaks “attack” and bombings in various places. I don’t know how it manifested in your chart. For me it has been a lingering cough triggered in my throat. Pluto – Mars were passing through my 3rd house – the house of communications which vibrates to Mercury and controls the throat area.

So what is coming up? Aries will be on the march that is what is coming up! On January 20th Jupiter will move into Aries but will only stay for 5 months. That is about one half the time Jupiter spends in a sign and that is a big key – movement and speed. Jupiter in this fire sign of masculine energy indicates a time of new raw expression of and seeking of truth. In my chart Jupiter is conjunct Pluto – the instrument of transformation so I see a great time of personal growth and expansion.

This Aries influence will just increase as the year continues so by the new Moon on April 2, Mars, the Moon, the Sun, Mercury and the asteroids Lilith and Eros will join Jupiter in Aries. I am sorry but you will really have to be dead not to feel this influence on Aries warrior energy on the personal planets. More interestingly, over Washington, D.C. that Aries stellium will be in the 8th house of house of power, sexuality, and death – all of those fun issues. Can you just see the power struggles and testosterone eruptions that will take place on Capitol Hill?

Let’s hope that is all that manifests. Remember the Civil War, Revolutionary War and Mexican/American Wars all started in April. It is as if the rope is stretched so tightly and then Aries cause the spark that burns the last thread.

On the positive side this is a time of new beginnings or new growth but that can cause painful breaks with the past. Remember the old saying, “out of pain comes growth.” Riding this crescent of energy can be a fun ride if we are aware of what is happening and staying in the positive aspect of Aries – which is the courage to take the lead in life and not the negative warrior energy it can also embody.