Hold it with an Open Hand :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for July 16 – 22

Welcome to the liminal lands between eclipses. Bewildered? Disoriented? That makes at least two of us!

The week kicked off with a few awkward quincunxes. MONDAY featured Venus on center stage as the apex of a Yod aspect, quincunx both Hygeia as well as Mars, while conjunct Ceres and the Moon in Virgo. Our efforts to connect with others and with our values through actions that were responsible, dutiful and consistent, as well as nurturing and supportive of the wellbeing of ourselves and of others… may have expressed through a rather confuddled, rudderless, anxious conundrum. Continue reading “Hold it with an Open Hand :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for July 16 – 22”

Managing the Inflammatory Response :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for July 2nd – 8th

 

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine acquired a really deep splinter. There were no visible signs of it on the surface, although there was some pain when pressure was applied to the area. There was nothing to pull on with a splinter, so she ignored it.

Over time, the area became slightly red and swollen, and eventually the swelling formed around a protruding nodule – the inflammation, part of the body’s immune response, was literally pushing the splinter out of the body on its own. It resolved itself without reaching the point where medical attention was required.

What does this have to do with astro? Continue reading “Managing the Inflammatory Response :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for July 2nd – 8th”

Exploring Options & Moving Forward :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for June 11th – 17th

Last night I had a conversation with my sister where we vented some frustration about our respective situations and how it’s hard to imagine how they might change and improve, at least in the near future.

This for me sounds very Mars-conjunct-the-South-Node-in-Aquarius, which was exact last FRIDAY and is still very much an ongoing dynamic. Continue reading “Exploring Options & Moving Forward :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for June 11th – 17th”

Truth & Lies, Confusion & Clarity, Inspiration & Illusion :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for June 4th – 10th

The transits are so intriguing this week. It’s an interesting line-up of aspects occurring all around the same time. These transits could express in a variety of different ways in your life, but I will try to capture their essence (check the houses activated in your chart to narrow it down further).

There are two, possibly three, noteworthy cosmic/life stories happening this week.

The first major story is the superior conjunction between Sun (identity, externalized purpose) and Mercury (thought, communication) occurring in Gemini, while nearly in an exact square to Neptune in Pisces (two mutable signs). Continue reading “Truth & Lies, Confusion & Clarity, Inspiration & Illusion :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for June 4th – 10th”

Quotes for a South Node Solar Eclipse in Aquarius

Today, February 15th, we arrive at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius.

Aquarius, as I described in my last post, is associated with the independent outsider who goes against the mainstream current with its unconventional message of liberation. Aquarius is the exile and the rebel within us all – the part of us that always feels different and separate from others, no matter how many friends and genuine connections we have.

Paradoxically, Aquarius is also associated with group collaboration and mutual support in order to create a brighter future.

A healthy expression of Aquarius involves a striking a balance between insider and outsider status. Continue reading “Quotes for a South Node Solar Eclipse in Aquarius”

The Liminal Space Inbetwixt Eclipses :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for February 5th – 11th

Hey there, welcome to the grey zone between eclipses.

We had our Leo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on January 31st, and then on February 15th we will experience the second and final (New Moon) eclipse of this Eclipse Season.

I don’t like to hype up Eclipse Season too much since there is already enough of that out there – and it is something that happens twice a year, so we’ve all traversed this swirling vortex many times now. And yet, if the energy feels different to you and you have been feeling high-strung, anxious or just kinda “off” and not yourself since about mid-January (and increasingly so in the past week)… know that that is pretty common for this ~36 day time period (especially if either eclipse is directly activating a sensitive point or planet in your chart). Continue reading “The Liminal Space Inbetwixt Eclipses :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for February 5th – 11th”