Sunday, May 28, 2017

Whole Astrology--Cancer New Moon (Nuture Now)

The information coming up on June 23, 2017 (2 degrees Cancer) reminds us to nurture ourselves. By this point in our journey, our nerves are frayed and our hearts feel raw. If we choose to spend more time with children and see the world through their gaze we reconnect and integrate our inner children. The other energy that appears with this moon has to do with how we nourish our bodies.

Are we drinking enough fluids? Are we eating enough fruits and vegetables? Are we feeding others and forgetting about ourselves? A nursing mother knows that in order for her infant to get the nutrition he or she needs, the mother must eat healthily, refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, and drinking enough purified water.

Now, some of you are starting new families. You are giving birth to new life. Others are giving birth through creative projects, new businesses, and new spiritual pursuits. But ultimately this is a time to give birth to our authentic selves. This is a time to heal all mother issues and listen to those inner voices that chastise and criticize us so that we can uproot them gently. When we did not have healthy relationships with our birth mothers, we carry a huge burden of unfinished business.

We walk around feeling unworthy and we wonder why people don't recognize our greatness. Well, we don't even recognize it until we heal those mother issues. Cancer rules the mother and how we nurture ourselves.

This new moon conjuncts my North Node in Cancer and opposes my Capricorn AC. My family is comprised mostly of Cancer and Capricorn people, with the exception of my nephew who has an Aries Sun. And I have been doing the healing work around family--the love and tenderness I did not receive as a child and then the dangerous people I attracted into my life because of that need. So I understand what it feels like to walk around with a gaping hole and trying to fill it with toxic people and situations. I also know that I'm not a victim and neither are you. We always have the choice to heal those wounds and if we pray for healing, the healers appear by magic or miracles.

The Cancer New Moon also asks us to pay attention to breasts and stomach health since Cancer rules these areas of the body. Talk to those parts of your body and ask what pain, tension, grief, and stronger emotions are you carrying in that part of your body. Sit with the emotions and feel them as well as, communicate with those parts of your body. This leads you to original wounding and liberation from those wounds. Some people go on a vision quest to do this type of work. Others go on a spiritual or health retreat. But even a good hike in the mountains or a forest without electronic devices to distract you will bring healing to these wounds. It's time out for us. Cancer is an introvert Water Sign of the Cardinal quality. Use the tenacity of this sign to uproot the stuff that is holding you back from expressing love in the world.

 As you can see from this moon chart, the transits are riddled with T-Crosses (Mutable and Cardinal). However, these are wide orbs so it depends on what's happening in your Natal Chart as to how you experience the tension in this chart. Chiron (the wounded healer) squares Saturn (RX) and both planets form an out-of-sign Mutable T-Cross with Mercury/Sun/Moon. Again, this is wide and it's out-of-sign, however, aren't we seeing attacks on women and femininity in the world that lead us back to our childhood wounds with our mothers?

And didn't our mothers suffer at the hand of patriarchy? And our maternal and paternal lineages have suffered greatly bringing us to our current neurosis and false beliefs. Chiron in Pisces reminds us that there are spiritual solutions that bring us healing. Saturn in Sagittarius reminds us to stop exaggerating our spiritual abilities, but also not to give our loyalty to big religion and hyper-exaggerated claims. In this transit, Mercury, the moon, and the sun stand for the Divine Feminine and integrating the Divine Feminine into our core identity whether we are male or female. Mercury rules how we communicate this connection.

Jupiter, Mars, and Pluto form a Cardinal T-Cross. And I've spoken enough about Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars on this blog that I don't have to go into it again here. What I will say is that this is powerful and bombastic energy. It is even a dangerous combination that will ignite more violence in the world especially for people who are battling for justice. I see youth (Mars) and women (Jupiter in Libra) going to battle with the established order (Pluto). And this soup thickens as the moon, sun, and Mercury transit to around 12 degrees later in June.

That final week of June presents some type of showdown. But I think that peace will ultimately reign. It's damn hard to nurture ourselves and others when we deal with Plutocrats (tyrannical leaders). But if we see the truth that we are overshadowing the power of love with our wounds, then when each of us heals our wounds we usher in peace.

Obviously, there are also flowing aspects in this moon chart. The Cancer moon trines Neptune and Chiron throughout the course of the moon transit. And the moon and sun sextile Venus in Taurus which bodes well for farming and nourishing ourselves with food. I think these transits provide softer energies for us to work with. We can focus on the love and peace that already exist in the world. To do that we must retreat from mainstream media even social media. Get outdoors and spend time with children or animals. They remind us to live in the moment and experience delight.

So now, let's look at the breakdown of energy for each of the Zodiac Signs:

Aries: You are feeling resentment towards your mother. And part of this, if not all of this, revolves around childhood wounds. Therapy helps as does spending time with children. Go fly a kite on a beach. Go horseback riding with your family. Better yet, visit a pony farm and watch children experience the joy of riding ponies. This is the image in my mind that comes up for Aries. If you are an Aries child, then ride a pony or fly a kite. Climb a tree to get a different perspective of the world.

Taurus: You examine your relationship with food. You tend to eat heavier foods and now the Universe is telling you to change your diet for the next few months. Eat lighter foods and dip into a vegan diet. Try it out. This may or may not work for you. Also, get your hands dirty with some serious gardening. If you don't have a garden, then join a community garden. It's time to work with your green thumbs. Get out in the woods too and search for the Green Man.

Gemini: With all the Mutable energies in this chart, your nerves feel frazzled. It's time to head to a retreat. Unplug for at least a week. If you are a writer or an artist, then apply for writing retreats. I think you will benefit from spending time away from the fray. Turn off the computer and TV. The best communication you can do now is with your Soul.

Cancer: Have you been neglecting your health to take care of others? Perhaps, you are a young mother or a mother of young children. Or you are playing the role of caretaker for an aging relative. Either way, you look frayed around the edges. Pay attention to your diet, especially if you are experiencing issues with your stomach. Spending time with children goes well now as long as, you nourish yourself first and get appropriate rest. Drink water and not wine now.

Leo: With the North Node now in your sign, people and situations you encounter feel fated. You need to get your mind off how you come across to others as they reflect back to you through projections. Life isn't a movie even if it currently feels like an illusion. Become mindful of your feelings, beliefs, and life experiences. You co-create your reality with God so make sure God figures somewhere in your big picture. Remember that 2017 is a year that can bring you huge spiritual growth but you have to show up and do the work.

Virgo: You're another sign that requires some rest and relaxation. For you, I recommend a yoga retreat. I recommend getting off the phone, away from the computer and to burn your endless to-do lists. Meditate and practice yoga without the need for perfection. You are where you are and that is good enough.

Libra: With Jupiter still in your sign until October, take advantage of seeking justice now. Restore balance in all areas of your life. Some of you are planning weddings in June and this goes well if you make peace your priority with family members. It's time to show up as the powerful Cardinal Sign that you are by asserting yourself while also acting mindfully to the feelings of others. Yes, Libra I know you don't deal with the currency of emotions but even you feel deeply.

Scorpio: You're ready for some deep diving into dark and taboo parts of your soul. You are poised to learn about the truth of your ancestors and to finally forgive the mistakes of your lineages. You also realize that forgiveness brings release from carrying heavy burdens. It feels good to toss off that backpack filled with rocks and broken shards of other people's souls. Time to soar Scorpio and not hang out on the desert floor in search of the waters of life. The oasis is in your heart. And it's called forgiveness.

Sagittarius: Climb the mountain. I see you gaining a higher perspective by climbing mountains or taking a ride in an old fashion airplane. You transform into metaphorical eagles and take the higher view. You are feeling spiritual epiphanies on a daily basis. You are on board with your ascension and no-one is going to stop you this time. You touch the hem of God's robe. (Also work with gemstones now).

Capricorn: You bring grace to the world now through your hard-earned wisdom. Gaining this wisdom for you was a slow and laborious process. You are now learning the shortcuts which you share with others. You are also learning that life is not about suffering even if suffering helps us gain wisdom. You came here to teach the art of making joy and not about hanging on crosses waiting for the resurrection.

Aquarius: You are another teacher in the group with the Cancer New Moon. You teach us about new technologies that bring us closer to the co-creation process with God. You give lectures in hopes of waking the rest of us up to the new age. And even to you, this new age feels like old news. You're tired of waiting for us to catch up with you, but please refrain from snubbing us.

Pisces: You're another sign that gives too much of yourself to others. Cancer is the other sign. Now, is the time to set strong boundaries. This is most challenging to Pisces who only knows how to merge with others. But if you want to send toxic people packing, you must set boundaries. Find out where you start and stop. Then fill yourself up with things you love. Write a gratitude list every day for starters.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Outer Planet Transits Shape & Ignite Global Events

When astrologers view the outer planet transits, they gaze at global effects or how the transits shape the collective thoughts and actions. It's true, that we also read the outer planets in a personal astrology chart because the macro affects the micro--always. I also believe that individuals must learn how the outer planets (Saturn through Pluto) shape their lives and bring fateful situations to their doorsteps. 

Saturn changes signs every 2 1/2 to 3 years and we definitely feel the bump in the road when Saturn transits into an adjacent sign. For instance, when Saturn was in Libra, I saw many couples break up or their partnerships ended in divorce. This isn't because Saturn or Libra are negative, but that Saturn asks us to take responsibility for the area of life it focuses its gaze. And when Saturn transiting in Libra the gaze was on partnerships and that kept divorce attorneys hopping with work. Legal proceedings especially that bring balance or justice fall under Libra.

When Saturn transited into Scorpio I think there was a greater focus on reproductive health, death, birth, rebirth, taxes, taboos and all those themes that fall under Scorpio. We focused on lineages, ancestors, shamanism, psychology, investigative journalism, and the ways people sabotage themselves when Saturn transited in Scorpio. Collectively, these themes end up in the media, even mainstream media, in movies, books, and regular conversations. They end up in trends and the mantras people speak on a daily basis. When I say mantras, I'm not talking about spiritual mantras but stuff people pick up from television characters or advertisement companies. I'm talking more about slogans that people say mindlessly because they are not able to come up with authentic communication.

Saturn in Sagittarius (current transit), brought xenophobia to our attention as well as, exaggerated political leaders. We have seen more battles of opposing idealism and exaggerated claims of political candidates or corporate leaders. Hyper exaggeration falls under Sagittarius as does idealism, philosophy, higher learning, lawyers, world travel, and cultural exchange. Big religion also fits into the Sagittarius themes and the current Catholic Pope has his sun in Sagittarius.

Uranus arrived in Aries in 2011 and this was the time of the Occupy Movement, Arab Spring, and the rise of Millennial warriors with social media as their main weapon. Uranus rules youth rebellion as well as, technology, especially computer technology. Aries rules youth and warriors, as well as, the child genius. Together Uranus and Aries bring innovations and asks us to step outside of the box or the Matrix. People who can do that rise in popularity on social media. And we see this happening on YouTube. Ted Talks falls under Uranus in Aries because the speakers focus on technology and even spiritual breakthroughs.

As a collective, we are seeing mammoth shifts of consciousness happening on the planet--Uranus is the Great Awakener and brings awakened consciousness to the Zodiac Sign of its transit. So collectively, we are looking at education, youth, children, mavericks, geniuses, pioneers, innovators, scientists, and alternative science such as quantum physics (which was obscure until recent years). We look at the individual versus the collective and exploring our authentic selves. We also act with great stubbornness and impatience.

When Uranus squared with Pluto (in Capricorn), we have witnessed violence erupting all across the world, and often this violence is surreal since Neptune is doubly powerful in its own sign Pisces. And we have a synergistic effect with Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn, and Neptune in Pisces! While Uranus squares Pluto, Neptune forms sextiles with Pluto. We saw something similar in the 1960s when Neptune in Scorpio formed sextiles with Pluto in Virgo. And we saw this again, in the 1970s when Neptune in Sagittarius formed sextiles with Pluto in Libra.

We are looking at three planets that shape the collective experience in powerful ways--beyond our control. These planets communicate with our brains and our neurological systems. They entrain us into chaos and confusion because the three energies of the planets are nothing alike. Pluto contains a darker energy that takes us deep into the workings of our subconscious while Neptune veils us in a fog. Uranus comes at us in sudden and irreversible events. Now, imagine the cosmic soup these three planets are stirring up for humanity and Planet Earth at this time! Astrologers can barely grasp the significance of the powerful shifting energies coming from Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

So, when you see events in the news that literally blow your mind, know that one or all three of those planets play huge roles in those events. I'm talking general political elections, wars, strange weather, children killing children on playgrounds, medical breakthroughs, and investigative reporting revealing the shocking truth. Since 2008, we have entered a new age, call it what you want. The old ways no longer work and anyone still barking up those trees will suffer the fate of the dinosaurs. That's the main message from Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto now. Folks, this is a wake-up call. Do you hear the clarion horns calling you to ascend?

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Now You See Me, Now You Don't--The Sun Moves into Gemini on May 20, 2017

The Sun moves out of earthy Taurus and into the Mutable Air Sign Gemini on May 20. This means that we get out of our bodies and off the couch and into our minds while engaging in the social scene. Gemini brings us the gift of gab and everyone, even introverted dogs want to communicate. In fact, we're all fired up to share the stuff that's roaming around in our brains.

Ruling Planet: Mercury
Time Period: Spring, May 20 - June 21
Zodiac Symbol: Twins 
Astrological House: Third
Polar Opposite Sign: Sagittarius
Quality: Mutable
Element: Air
Body Rulership: Lungs, arms, and hands

But the problem with this Gemini energy (especially with Mars also in Gemini and Mercury transiting into Gemini on June 6), is that we talk a lot and we don't spend much time listening or observing. When we don't listen or take in the world through our senses and intuition, as we did when planets transited in Taurus, is that we miss the thread of what is really happening.

We tune into radio shows or turn on the television but we aren't really able to pay attention to what the announcers tell us because our minds feel like they have been highjacked by monkeys on acid. This isn't to put down Gemini Sun, Moon, or Ascendant people. However, this message comes as a warning to pay attention and practice the other side of an Air Sign which is mindfulness. Two-way communication requires both talking and listening. It does bode well for authors and professional communicators who study their audience and express the right words and thoughts to the right audience.

Think of Ted Talks as an example. While many topics are included in that form of media, the target audience is made up of forward-thinking progressives who tout solar panels on their homes, believe in building communities and call themselves Cultural Creatives. Well, that's the ideal anyway. They don't all have solar panels on their roofs obviously. So now, we know what Gemini is and it isn't. And yet, Gemini represents the twins and duality.

Again, I'm reminded of a gingerbread plush toy I had as a child. One side was yellow and it sported a happy face. The pink side of the toy wore a frown. Just like this toy, Gemini people are either on or they are off. There is no gray area and I'm sure Geminis have an opinion on this matter. Just like their polar opposite, Sagittarius, they too enjoy a good philosophical conversation. And if they have their Mars also in Gemini, they will argue their way until they have you buried in the ground. They are always right (even when they're not).

Gemini people learn quickly and they work well with their hands too. Think of the carpenter who also has a Masters or higher degree in an unrelated topic. And if he has Sagittarius prominent also in his Natal Chart, he also picks up foreign languages. I know of one Gemini woman musician who speaks several languages and she also picks up various musical genres with great ease. I'm just a bit envious of her, except for the smoking habit she picked up along the way. Geminis tend to have addictions to tobacco products and suffer from lung ailments such as asthma (go figure).

I had a Gemini landlady once who had a lit cigarette in one hand and her asthma inhaler in her other hand. Geminis also are more likely to suffer from a mental illness as opposed to an emotional imbalance. I have known of Geminis who are bi-polar especially or who suffer from anxiety and or clinical depression. And I'm wondering if resting their minds more through yoga and meditation would bring a healing balm to the Geminis who fit into this category (not all Geminis suffer from mental instability). Another health problem to watch out of is nervous exhaustion, especially for someone with a Gemini Rising or Gemini in their Sixth House. I have Venus in Gemini in my Sixth House and I often suffer from nervous exhaustion.

On the lighter side, Geminis love to play board games, learn something new, and take their curiosity into the realm of journalism. They excel at any job in the communication field and are excellent bloggers and social media directors. They prefer to engage in lighter topics and Scorpio types with their probing and prodding, don't please Geminis. And yet, many Gemini parents raise Scorpio children (I have seen this more often than not). I guess the two signs balance each other out. Someone with prominent Scorpio and Gemini in their chart is a fabulous candidate for investigative journalism. They are fearless and curious at the same time.

Gemini rules the hands, arms, and lungs. When the Sun or any faster-moving planet sails through Gemini, we need to be careful with the health of those areas of our bodies. We tend to suffer from more lung problems such as with seasonal allergies. And if we also have planets in Aries (not just transiting planets such as Uranus), we suffer from headaches and sinus pressure or infections. Look for herbs and flower essences that correlate with Gemini. You can also wear an amulet made from a gemstone or crystal associated with Gemini (I don't have that information handy at the moment).

 So what can we expect for Gemini people this year? With the North Node in Leo, Gemini people no longer experience the square with the Virgo North Node. So, they experience less inner and outer criticism and less nervous exhaustion. They experience heightened creativity and might want to try their hand at acting or some other kind of stage performance. Leo energies meld well with Gemini and bring out more of an extrovert energy. With Jupiter in Libra until October, Geminis forging a literary career need to pitch to agents and editors now. Don't wait until Jupiter moves into Scorpio.

Uranus in Aries still gives Gemini the push to get involved with activism and with the South Node in Aquarius, this push doubles. Gemini, use your gift with words and communication to make a difference in the world. If you can't find a job in the communication field at least volunteer to write newsletters or handle a non-profit organization's social media campaign. Or get involved in local politics. Share your thoughts (not opinions) about various causes dear to your heart.

Neptune and Chiron in Pisces are causing you confusion unless you decide to delve into your spiritual side and personal psychology. Where do you choke up in your life? Where do you trip yourself or sabotage your efforts, Gemini? Take a hard look at those patterns and commit to releasing them once and for all. Chiron asks you to go back to childhood and practice radical forgiveness. Then you can use manifestation and the Law of Attraction to create the life you only imagined up until this point.

Saturn in Sagittarius is still opposing Gemini. On one hand, you strive to see the bigger picture and to practice expansion in your life, but you keep running into restrictions, especially with travel, the law, and higher education. Perhaps, you have been denied loans or scholarships to attend a university. Look for another way around your dilemma such as taking free online classes for the time being. Or do an internship in your community to gain the skills and knowledge you require.

Normally, I would include famous Gemini people and careers for Gemini people in the post. But this post is already to winded. I want to end with the words of a famous Gemini musician, Bob Dylan. "The answer my friend is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind..."

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sagittarius Full Moon on June 9, 2017---Time to Travel & Expand Horizons

Whenever Sagittarius comes up as a signature, my mind immediately gravitates towards travel, higher learning, and the legal system. I also think of all those faraway destinations where we travel by plane or boat across an ocean or two.

On June 9, not only do we experience the full moon's energy in the Mutable Fire Sign Sagittarius, we also experience Jupiter going Direct after several months of its retrograde motion. Now, for any of you who are Sagittarius or who know Sagittarius people, you know that this sign is associated with expansiveness, enthusiasm, high spirits (often alcohol-induced), sarcasm, and exaggeration. Sagittarius also represents pie-in-the-sky idealism, seeing the glass half-full when the contents are dripping onto the floor, and freedom to roam. But are Jupiter moving Direct and the Sagittarius Full Moon indicators of good travel or good fortune (Sagittarius and Jupiter represent good fortune)?

Saturn is still in the Sign of the Satyr, however, Saturn is retrograde until August. Venus, Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter push forward. Pluto is retrograde and Neptune goes RX on June 15, only a few days after this full moon. I would say that it is a good time to travel and set ourselves free with a few caveats in mind playing out with the multiple Mutable T-Cross.

The Sagittarius Moon suffocates under the weight of the Saturn conjunction. Remember, that the moon represents emotions, how we nurture us and others and Saturn represents restrictions, limitations, fears, wisdom, karma, hard lessons, and authority figures.

So this means that we experience bans and restrictions with traveling to foreign countries, even adjacent countries such as the case with Canada and the US or Mexico and the US, but this could apply to any nation anywhere in the world. Sagittarius represents the world and the bigger picture.

If this moon/Saturn conjunction is not referring to actual travel, it is referring to freedom and civil rights that we take for granted. We could see censorship happening online and in the book publishing industry because Jupiter and Sagittarius rule the book publishing industry. Since Jupiter is in Libra, we are grappling with new laws in all areas that restrict our freedom. We see students rebelling around institutions of higher learning, including seminaries. We see battles playing out in the hierarchy of big religion. But we also see the wheels turning to bring good fortune to those folks who step outside of the Matrix and manifest their dreams. However, we must have gleaned the lessons presented by Saturn first.

The Gemini Sun conjunct Ceres (Persephone's mother/dwarf planet), opposes the moon/Saturn and squares Neptune in Pisces. Do we even know what we're talking about? Are we confusing wishful thinking with reality? And we question reality. Gemini wants to bring in logical thinking, and Neptune in Pisces runs for the escape route or surrounds us in a Neptune fog so thick we can't see the road in front of us. Tricksters, thieves, and deceptive people (with mental illnesses) come out of the woodwork. And if you meet someone who is too good to be true or if a situation feels like an illusion, make a run for it. In my opinion, anytime we have squares and oppositions with Pisces, Gemini, and Sagittarius, we must look for a realistic outlet in Virgo. We must scrutinize, especially what we read or hear in the media (it's hyperbole at this point).

Now, with all the troublesome transits set aside, what else do we have happening with this moon transit? Well, jolly Jupiter is in a good place and actually brings us clarity because Jupiter in Libra makes a trine to Mercury (which is a lower octave of Jupiter). And granted this is a wide trine, well out of the 5-degree orb I prefer to work with. However, I believe this transit is about speaking our personal truth and if we have an awareness of our personal truth, then we can navigate the energies of the T-Crosses.

Jupiter forms a sextile with the moon/Saturn which transit in Jupiter's Zodiac Sign, Sagittarius. So, if we can stay out of the mire of all the lies and distortions in the media and on social media, then we can find our higher mind and purpose. I think the people who do find clarity now and who refrain from judging others from different cultures, nations, and religions or ethnic backgrounds, travel offers enriching experiences and a tribal feeling with the Greater Whole.

Saturn/Moon form a flowing aspect with Uranus (Fire Trine) and this gives us energy. If we can direct this energy to benefit the greater good (such as pioneering new projects or joining with others in protecting our freedom), then we see positive changes occurring in the world. We could see new trends and breakthroughs that allow for greater freedom of expression on a world stage. So on one hand, we have big government and corporations curbing our liberties and on the other hand, we have new alternative movements that power the way to greater liberties. It's that Sagittarius theme of seeing the glass as half full or as half empty. Where we choose to focus creates our experiences more so than ever.

Neptune forms a sextile with Pluto. These are two of our most powerful planets and they are in flowing aspect. They both focus on mental and emotional health. Pluto delves into the deep subconscious where we harbor patterns, beliefs, shadows, and projections. Neptune rules deceptions, such as denial, addiction, and escapism. However, with the right therapies, we can heal these wounds and pave the way to greater freedom. It's challenging to manifest desires when we are riddled with emotional or mental disorders.

I think the answer is a new type of psychology that revolves around fine and performing arts and metaphysics. Programs such as the Artist's Way which is based on the Alcoholics Anonymous program would work wonders now for many folks. Yoga, meditation, journaling, and natural therapies bring healing to large numbers. We hear more about yoga and meditation taught in prisons, hospitals, and shelters. I recently wrote an article on a yoga instructor who teaches to women in shelters, prisons and other situations riddled with despair. And this is a growing movement.

So in getting back to my original question, is it a good time to travel? Yes and no. It depends on what side of the fence you're on. Are you in an expansive and curious frame of mind where you can embrace the Oneness of All That Is? Or are you projecting your shadows on others, living in fear, and believing in limitations? Are you spending time on social media blasting others with different views than your own or vilifying political leaders? It's your choice. But I will say this moon transit is karmic and we're talking instant karma.

We aren't any better than the people that we judge just based on the fact that we are judging them. Whatever we feel towards others, is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves. This transit is about mastership and some people will head back to the drawing board while others will wear graduation caps and gowns. And to those folks who truly get the lesson here, congratulations and welcome aboard the peace train. Off to the Galactic Center we go.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Whole Astrology--Pisces & Transformation from Victim to Wise Sage

Pisces, I'm writing this post especially for you. However, we all have Pisces somewhere in our Natal Charts and that's where you will find transformation occurring in your life. 

Also, look at the cusps in your charts with Gemini, Sagittarius, and Virgo. And look at planets transiting in your 9th and 12th houses. And finally, look at the place in your chart that is between 26 and 29 degrees Sagittarius because that is the Galactic Center for you.

Lately, I've been noticing more Pisces coaches and healers appearing on YouTube. They are not the old brand of Pisces riddled with addictions or struggling with balancing their emotions. They are not the old brand of martyrs and victims. No, these folks come across authentically as wise sages. They have chosen to take their past suffering and experiences and transform those experiences into gold. They have become the alchemists of the Zodiac Wheel as the Age of Pisces concludes and the Age of Aquarius begins.

Now, we wonder why is this happening? First, Pisces has had over 2,500 years to grow in the Pisces energy. Second, the oldest souls (who come to the Earth as Pisces Sun, Moon, and Ascendant people), have the hardest lessons to master. They are born into families with narcissistic, abusive, or addicted parents. They have had to deal with prisons, hospitals, ruthless religious organizations, cults, molestation, childhood abuse, rape, addiction, codependency, and mentally ill people. They mistook all of this as their fault and their wounds left them ripe for more abuse, mainly from sociopaths, psychopaths, and narcissists.

Think of that ripe peach on the ground sending out a fragrance that attracts flies, worms, and rats. That is what Pisces people have endured for 2,500 years. Now, they have the keys to liberate themselves from prison of their own making and prisons of other people's making. Pisces, with the help of the Wounded Healer, Chiron, and Neptune in their sign have reached the finish line. They are done with those lessons and now they play the role of the Wise Sage instead of the victim-martyr or saint. Pisces strips away those old masks and shows up authentically now, just when we need these folks most. I am the Neptune Girl so this is my tribe.

Other factors to look for are the North Node in Virgo which completes its transit today since the North Node transits into Leo tomorrow (May 10, also the day of the Scorpio Full Moon). And Saturn in Sagittarius transiting into the Galactic Center starting in March and then again in late November and December of this year plays a role as it reminds Pisces (and Sagittarius people) about the truth--that we are all Divine Beings and that we were created from stardust. When Jupiter transited in Virgo in 2015-16, Jupiter caused all of us to expand our consciousness into what really matters--is it the big house and designer car or the love that we have for each other. Remember, Pisces knows the difference between illusions of the material world and the God force of the Universe. Get real, Pisces tells us.

If you want to see examples of this new brand of Pisces, head to YouTube and check out the following life coaches: Lisa A. Romano, Meredith Miller, Berry Jones, and Ralph Smart, for starters. These folks embody the healed and integrated Pisces. I'm guessing that all four of them were wounded by narcissists except I'm not sure about Berry Jones' story. Pisces are magnets for abusive people with self-entitlement issues. Pisces people once suffered from feeling invisible to others and then they realized that there are times when invisibility served them.

However, none of the folks I mentioned suffer from invisibility now if the number of YouTube subscribers tells the story. All of those folks are popular and magnetic. They are the kind of wise teachers you want to sit down with and sip green tea or vegan smoothies in the case of Ralph Smart who is the typical Pisces who loves animals, nature, and veganism.

So if any of you reading this are lashing out at the old brand of Pisces, you are lashing out at ghosts. This Pisces doesn't exist any longer. They have moved on--each and everyone. And you too have moved on from the old ways in the area of your chart where Pisces is on the cusp or where you have Natal Planets in Pisces. What is your Pisces story? How has Saturn in Sagittarius, Neptune and Chiron in Pisces (and Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo) affected you? Where have you transformed from a victim into a sage?

Sign up for a personal reading with me and find out. I am giving Skype sessions for those of you in North America or in a relatively easy time zone. I am in the northwestern US or Pacific Standard Time. I take payments through PayPal so contact me first. And I accept money orders at my post office box. Let's work with our guides and sort out your mission here on this planet. And to quote Star Wars, "May the Force be with you."


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Whole Astrology Special--5,000 Years of Western Astrology History Condensed into 22 Minutes

Meet some of the main players of Western Astrology. From the Babylonian priests to bad boys of astrology to a 20th Century Feminist. Watch the short version of astrological history on my YouTube channel, Astrologer Patricia. If you enjoy this video, subscribe to Astrologer Patricia and share the channel with your friends and colleagues.