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USA Aug 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Map!

The purple marker is the point of greatest duration at Carbondale Il, Giant City State Park, 2 minutes, 40.2 seconds! Just a few miles south, holds the distinction of crossing the 2024 eclipse path, making it a unique location for being able to perform observations of both eclipses from the same location! The green marker is the point of the greatest eclipse, in western Kentucky, not far from Hopkinsville. Some of you haven’t heard of this yet, others are all over it, have had your reservations for years in advance!!! Make your viewing plans and reservations ASAP!

Get your eclipse glasses! Party!

First total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years Aug 21!

The moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun’s beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime event for viewers in the United States; people will be coming from all over the world! The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979, 26 years ago, and the next one will not take place until 2024. The path of totality will begin in the Pacific Ocean and travel through the center of the United States. The total eclipse will be visible in parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina before ending in the Atlantic Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible in most of North America and parts of northern South America.

Do see Eclipse2017 for excellent tips and a terrific narrative that captures the excitement of eclipse watchers! Click on the states to get a complete list of towns and cities that are in total eclipse!

A rocky beach spot just north of Newport OR, that sticks its nose out into the Pacific, is where the shadow first touches land at about 10:15 in the morning! Map

NASA Eclipse Map, notice the NASA cluster near Nashville where the eclipse will be of the longest duration! See this page for location specific maps – just click on the area you want to see in more detail! Check out weather; make contingency travel plans in case of last-minute clouds. See how to photograph the eclipse!

Numerous eclipse observing events, eclipse parties, challenges, contests, community activities, and citizen science programs will be held throughout the country both before and during the eclipse. Some of these will be featured on the NASA Eclipse 2017 website and/or on our Eclipse Megacast! Find out where these events are being held in your area and how to participate. Or, you can start your own event using this How To Guides for holding an eclipse party.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Find out where events are, make your reservations NOW!

Choose a location with the best chance of a cloud-free viewing! NASA details about viewing. Video of the Eclipse Path

Total Solar Eclipse

BE somewhere wonderful! See YOU in the Shadow!

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Saturn Sagittarius Path Wisdom

This is the time of the Scholar. Sagittarius rules university level education and Saturn believes in betterment and credibility. Worthy hard work will be done to achieve long term goals. There may be delays, short funds from time to time, but stay with it! Saturn is also knowledge gained through experience, mentors, elders, ancient sacred Beings. Saturn is Sacred Rules, respect, authority, the rigors of science, laws of Nature. Boundaries, keys, thresholds. Saturn takes Sagittarian ideas, focuses all the options, protects their integrity. This combo establishes a moral compass, code of ethics.

Saturn in Sagittarius is also Master Teachers here to make their mark! They consider the daily work ethic, as well as profound ethics that stand the test of time. We learn in every level we work at, sometimes humbly on our very knees no matter how high ranking we think we are. Our children teach us. Religion and source of life, where our Souls are traveling to and how we do it, are important. Some philosophies will be rigid, perhaps challenged and crumble, to our great fear, devastation, humiliation. At times, Saturn in Sagittarius can be faithless, while at others have a rock of Gibraltar missionary or disciple faith. Sometimes it will be built brick by brick, true and respected, prove its worth. Saturn chisels out the faults, a Master Craftsman at work. Let go and get light. What needs protection will be guarded. Where keys and a gate are needed, they will be installed.

Saturn is the Builder. From the desire for more knowledge comes construction. It is time to build the Temple for the Teachers, churches, schools, with stone steps that never fail, that we may learn more together. There may be cold times, there could be slippery ice, but regardless of challenging tests, we go up the mountain of Time. Saturn rules the knees we bend with every one of those steps. At times we are humbled to get down on our knees to pray for strength, guidance to make it, ever so grateful when we do.

Sagittarius likes to play as much as Saturn loves to work! Sagittarius is exploration, determining one’s focus, perusing the principles of all Faiths. It speeds along in races, autos, skiing, horses and gambles it will win, ever optimistic! It travels from ashrams in Spirit to mountain tops with forever views! Without these infusions, Saturn might merely plod along. But with this spice, it is enlivened and even tempted to tag along at times! Besides, it’s like herding kittens! Though Saturn can harness runaway Sag energy and guide it well, Sag will never be entirely contained! At the drop of their hat, they may be off to surf on another continent or take off on a surprise vacation they just won! Lower travel rates may make travel quite accessible to low budget travelers though there may be delays. Travel in the line of business makes excellent sense.

Saturn rules the next sign, Capricorn! Once our purpose is sorted, the meaning of our life apparent, Capricorn wants to build it a home! Capricorn/Saturn loves views from the top, glass, like ice, is one of its mediums! There may be cathedral type stained glass beauty, or skylights or both! There will be an ample well stocked workshop stocked with marvelous tools, have great lighting. Sag might want to build big; Saturn might build compact and sustainably for low cost and maintenance. What is built will have staying power and suit the times to come. Housing for elders will be exceptional, ie the small home communities time has come!

Money considerations will blow hot and cold. Sagittarius is optimistic, Saturn not. Sag wants to buy the big one, and thinks more money can come anytime, and sometimes that’s true, no need to worry. Saturn cautiously tries to keep things on schedule as planned. And that can work too. Keep a basic bank balance; stay connected to supporters. Gambling will be curtailed. Saturn is expert at finding the lowest common denominator, honing to the bone, getting the most return for the least expense. Be cautious about imports, though experienced Sagittarius importers may bring in the goods at a great price; Saturn knows exactly where to market them, the perfect projects to use them in.

Work that has been carried on beyond it’s time will likely be let go. Certain bothersome fragments will be let go; the time tending them will be better spent. Other work will be satisfactorily completed against the odds through sheer perseverance and righteous optimism. The tower is completed, the summit reached. The structure is strong. On the other hand, do periodic checkups to watch for use of cheap shoddy materials, unsafe shortcuts. Funding needs to be adequate to the time and materials rightfully needed.

Sagittarius rules hips and thighs and your liver. Your hips may suffer, or you may lose weight and be sleek as a fast footed Gazelle on the savanna! Thankfully, Saturn is a conscientious monitor, good at keeping vows. Eat less kibble is what my Vet says to me about my dog. More veggies, less fatty foods, candy, chocolate, alcohol. Sag loves to get outdoors and exercise. Hopefully that will help your hips and thighs too.

As to your liver, it is a sacred organ. You must have something to live FOR. Saturn is the planet of Karma and Dharma. What you do must express your divine commitment, the Mission of your life, the work of your Soul. With Saturn in Sagittarius, the Path of your life, all our lives, is being tuned up. We are dropping the chaff, the inconsequential. We are finding the true purpose of our existence and stepping up to the plate. At times we think we do what we must, but are surprised to find it eloquently satisfying. And we learn how to teach our Mission, a further satisfying sharing.

Don’t tax your system with overeating, too many things to do, other people’s business. Being generous has its limits. Your true responsibility is to do what YOU do best; let others do theirs! You can’t fool yourself when your body talks. Be true to yourself, be real, mind your own business first. You are the one who lives in your body and you can’t help others when your body is down.

Saturn is on a 29 year cycle and the adventure of this one is just beginning! Together Saturn and Sag can plan a potent future that the gears may mesh in a smooth steadily forward pace. It can be fearful or secure the potential that Sagittarius offers! If you are able to prevail, stay steady in the Light toward your successes. Together we will work hard for the rights for education for all, the poor, immigrants, women, the children of the world.

Finish up that writing that you started long ago. Do the publishing. Share your ideas, prophecy. Take your sweet place along the road of Life.

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Wishing you a Magical Yule, Winter Solstice!

Magic is afoot!  This Winter Solstice moment, 3:39 PM Pacific, is preceded by the Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon at 0:13 AM! 

TOTAL Lunar Eclipse VISIBLE just after midnight on the US westcoast – are you going to stay up to see it and wish the new year in?!  Many Earth Religion peoples will be doing just that!  Rain is forecast for some areas, but celebrate as you will – meditation, hot chocolate and a fire….  The Eclipse will be at 29 Gemini 21 with the Sun opposite in Sagittarius, an axis of mind and purpose.  How we think, what we think, what we pay attention to, how we gather information, how we express it, all affect outcome!  How we are able to learn limits or expands our range of effectiveness and sharing with others.  Without enough information and exchange of ideas, right on down the line, everyone loses.  If our attention wanders, we lose connection.  People feel that loss and wonder about your or their self esteem.  Our style of idea gathering taints or tantalizes, making people not or want to share with us again.  Our sharing style chokes the network, or invites joy and excitement of exchange!  You see?  And this is only the Gemini side of the Eclipse!

Sagittarius needs to know, so much, to have a fully informed, broad perspective, to choose the Living Truth, that changes as we grow!  Faith can be a fickle feature, because she too is a living thing!  Faith doesn’t just happen.  Faith is experienced, a product of a history of good choices, some your own, some of the people you trust.  Good choices may not make you wealthy, but they are true to you and your heart and Soul.  How you stand with you matters.  Without all the information, one makes choices that are short of the mark, never quite satisfying because something always feels awry, can’t quite put your finger on it.  So put those Geminis, or the Gemini part of yourself, to work.  Listen to them intently, help them focus where you need the info.  If it doesn’t feel like you have enough yet to make your decisions, send them out to bird dog more!  Then make wise choices for the Path you are traveling, the message you choose to publish.  Be continually wise, change when the input changes.  Expansion and growth are a powerful postures of a fully living Sagittarian!  It seems like luck, but forever the scanning observer in their far reaching adventures, it’s their kind of brilliance that saves them!

Yule, Winter Solstice is a grand time to snuggle, but keep your eyes wide open for the possibilities that grow from the root dark in Winter’s Night.  Many a profound insight springs from the eternal internal, a mere candle flicker only glimpsed, sometimes during a whimper.  We might be sad, we might feel like steel, but it comes.  The underworld has always been well respected, often feared, a testing place of Spirit, yet we come back more powerful, even if only quietly.  Power may be barking or whispering, yet it works.  This year, as since 2008, Pluto is near the 0 Capricorn Winter Solstice degree.  Pluto is the God of the Underworld, so this life and death, sharing and healing planet makes it all the more meaningful.  As many are suffering from financial losses, a time of sharing and creative healing springs, as the serpents on the Physician’s staff of Life, raising the Phoenix from its own ashes!   The Sun is always there, it’s just short days.  It may seem thinner, the light laid low across our skies, but still, it is there.  Never been anything wrong with slowing down, resting, noticing more of what is between the molecules.

The last degrees of a sign are always endings and beginnings.  The Eclipse is at 29 degrees, the last, and Solstice is 0 degrees, the first.  May your endings end well and beginnings be even better!  I wish you peaceful days.  I pray you take time to tell your love, appreciate the special in others, what’s good in you.  Happy Yule, Winter Solstice – Mama Earth’s New Year, and Eclipse!

Winter Solstice Day, Dec 21, I will post an overview of 2011!  There is much to come!

Sneak Preview! On April 29th through May 1st, 2011, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus, 6 planets, will all be ON FIRE in Aries!  Unbelievable passion, magic of Spirit!  Your Mother is impatient, your pen is pissed and potent, your Lover is sweet HOT, careful not to run the red light, exercise is a no-brainer, the mighty Truth stands on its hind legs and bites, change is electrifying and defying, a challenge to be alone together!!!!

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Dragon with Merlin (BBC)

It starts with Moon conjunct Jupiter at 12.16 PM, on through the afternoon and evening, ending with Mars conjunct Pluto 8.13 PM!  Conjunctions, when planets are very near each other, or exactly at the same place, are potent mergers!  Two for the price of one, two ways to see or act on a topic, combining talents! 

The Moon in Pisces is first with optimistic Jupiter, truth teller, then conjuncts Uranus, which throws it all to the winds in the interest of discovery, new friendships, flying, perhaps amazing computer connections!  Mother Moon lends her sweet nurturing, brings in our feminine gentleness, tender feelings, responses to what is needed. 

In Pisces, is a profound sensitivity, psychic awareness, sees the whole, not just oneself or one’s family or culture, but all.  An incredible fusion can occur; words of long awaited truth can bubble up. With a letting go of fear that once held all prisoner, now freed, the invisible bonds are unraveled, smooth as a snake skin!  Though that magician sees hidden flaws, what we are ‘blind’ or ‘deaf’ about, it also sees all that is glorious, the true art and beauty of what our Souls can do!  It can walk with God.     

This opening is followed by Mercury, of mind, logic, words, first conjunct Pluto, then Mars, both fighters, defenders!  Though Pluto doesn’t give up confidentiality, secrets, easily, this time, with Mercury’s logic, keeping things more neutral, the mighty pen may tell secrets, make the revelation, that can bring action to save the day!

Pluto faces death itself, our psychological Dragon within; Mars, sword in hand, Goliath-like courageously fights the Dragon you can see, the one that metaphorically breathes fire on your village.  In finale, Mars conjuncts Pluto, external action merges with internal desire, hopefully, for perfect satisfaction!  It’s been building up all week intensely, and will build all that day!

This formidable Mercury, Pluto, Mars combination will be in the Builder sign Capricorn.  Architects of homes and Spirit, building our psyche from within, making beauty on our land, in our homes, Capricorns look for solidarity.  They are the archaeologists of our future!  Great walls of needed protection, rocks as place holders and anchors, even the gravestones of our ancestors, are parts of their contributions to the power of our memory banks that save us from previous mistakes, serve as foundation for future growth. 

Have a good talk with your dragon that lives in you!  Get more acquainted with your power.  Know that fire is Light, fire can burn away the dross, clear your Path, light the way.  What will you do the 13th that will make a difference, be a Gift you are happy to give?!

Dec 13 is also the last day of, the culmination of, the Sagittarius Bowl, and is happening while Mercury is Retrograde in Capricorn!  Keep the Mercury Retrograde factor firmly in mind.   Our next Bowl, in Capricorn, the Third Bowl of 4, will be Dec 28 to Jan 10, 2011.  Stay tuned….

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Another kind of rainbow…. See the adventure at Cosley & Houston Alpine Guides

Prayer flags and Cholatse from the moraines above Gokyo, Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS, SAGITTARIANS!
May your Journey bring you Home!

The water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, are wellsprings. Fire signs, leaders, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, follow water!

Cancer, chalice of home, begets Leo teens, confident self expression.
Scorpio empowerment through worthy sharing with partners, leads to Sagittarian confidence to promote, to travel Life’s Path.
Pisces, keeper of Spirit and Soul, makes the music that makes an Aries’s feet dance into places that were once only dreams!

Now, here we are in the last fire sign, Sagittarius, teacher, way shower. From Scorpio molten depths, to Sagittarius flaming arrows! Sagittarius is the Spirit in travel mode, finding the Path of Life, making the maps for the Soul to see, to explore, to Infinity Within, the greatest height of the rainbow arc! The greatest trip you will ever take is the one right between your own eyes, your Life! Space like you wouldn’t believe. For a Sagittarian, it’s never too big in there, and it’s always too long in one place! Not restless exactly, just a bigger curiosity quotient, motion is the name of the game! There is SO much to learn!

The more we travel, the more we learn, the greater the perspective, the knowing of the meaning of the whole. Sag wants to know what it all means, and continues to learn for the sake of learning! Traveling the inner world is a metaphor for traveling the external physical world, and vice versa! What we see that we love on the outside we need to create within, always have it in our hearts. We can travel so far, yet we are still our self.

Being far, far away, sometimes is so good. It loosens the bonds of our burdens, lets us rest, gather strength, restores our Spirit. Other times, the troubles go right along with us, dampening our Spirit. No matter which, distance helps us see so many things, a new vantage point, like rays on a wheel seeing back to the Center. And love? A woman with Sun, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury in Sagittarius says: All the miles in the world will never stop me from caring about you! Distance may be nothing at all.

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NEWS!  I am now on twitter at SB_Astrology!  I would love it if you would like to follow me there! 

Mars is freshly into Sagittarius!  Take a longer walk, from one end of the rainbow to the other!  Mars in Sag is a truth seeker who likes to play along the Path and is willing to leap tall buildings!  It is the hero of cowboy poetry, hair streaming behind you explorer of fine adventures, mapmaker of new territories!  Time for vitamins with more verve, exercise with more vigor!   Maybe that grass really is greener! 

Until a little more practice, truth may be a blunt force.  A good leader can take  you beyond your fears, whether it is a gentle shove or looking you straight in the eye and saying it out loud.  Finally, let’s get all your cards on the table.  

Excellence in education!  Go for the right things to learn, things that will serve you well for the fit in your life, for the long term value.  Choose a potent first step that points to your intention.  As one of my friends says, 1, 2, 6!  That means, skip all the steps in the middle, make the leap.  When you are hot on spot, it works like that!  Focus is part of the power!

You have until Dec 7 to launch, to achieve a learning segment, to get where you are going.  Make your steps count.  Get to a vantage point, top of the mountain, chin up, take in the wide view.  Check all four directions, above and below, then focus, focus, focus!  There’s a lot of power in that horse with blinders!  Don’t let those blinders fool you; they aren’t for being blind!

Nov 1, Mars is at the Venus/Pluto midpoint, 3 degrees Sagittarius, with Venus at 3 degrees Scorpio, Pluto at 3 degrees Capricorn.

At 12:16 PM PDT, the Moon in Virgo exactly sextiles the Sun as the midpoint is also exact!  This midpoint is a passionate, creative combination, able to make very beautiful things.  Mars in Sag is frisky, ready to go!  It’s willing to stand up for the course it takes!  That could be a new relationship, new business!  Venus and Pluto can make a LOT of money!  Moon in Virgo is production oriented.  It is in harmony with the Sun in Scorpio, who can acquire the equipment and materials needed at a great price!  Even with Venus retrograde, ideas at this time may pan out with excellent returns given some adjustments through Dec 20th!

BOWL from Nov 2 to Nov 17, because of the way the planets are situated, all the planets are on one side of the Zodiac in the signs Virgo through Pisces, gradually shifting along into Libra through Aries!  That’s Virgo/Libra, Scorpio, Sag, Cap, Aquarius, Pisces/Aries.  This means there is a ‘Bowl’ effect, an ingathering, or a holding, nurturing.  Sometimes It may get a bit stuffy in there, but that can feel very comfy and safe.  If most of your planets are in those signs, you may feel vindicated, things are going your way.  You may feel energized, more aware than usual, focused on what you were meant to be!  These signs are primarily ones of being out in the world, so you may find yourself more out there than ever, or out there for the first time, or thinking about doing that.  Paradoxically, the ingathering effect may be just what you need to feel safe to come out to play!  Those of you with most of your planets in the signs on the other side of the Zodiac may feel a pull to go forth, to stretch, to extend your hands, to reach further, to explore!  Retain your true self, but try on the new.  Let your world get bigger!  Since you are not used to it, temporarily it may not feel so comfortable, but may be well worth the effort for the treasures you bring home!  We will get to know you better and there is a world to share!

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