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New Moon!   Red HOT Five Planets in Aries! Jupiter Square Pluto!

Full Pink Moon!  Pluto T Square: Sun/Moon Straddles Jupiter Opposition Uranus!

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New Moon! Red HOT Five Planets in Aries! Jupiter Square Pluto!

Monday March 27! 7:57 PM Pacific at 7 Aries 37!

Aries 2017 New Moon Milky Way Everglades Controlled Burn Mark Andrew Thomas

Milky Way Fire! A controlled burn in Everglades National Park made for a dramatic Milky Way landscape in this mighty panorama by Mark Andrew Thomas!

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This is no average quiet New Moon! It has FIVE planets in fiery spicy Aries! Venus/Moon/Sun and Uranus/Mercury! Bob Marley sang it, Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!

Venus/Moon/Sun! Love your Mother/Father, the ultimate family union! Aries flavors that combination potently with independence! It is the sign of newborns and Sunrise! Every day truly IS a new day! Venus is the ingenue, toddler to teen to young person. Moon is child or mother, nurtured or nurturing matron. Sun is teen to adept adult. Aries is forever feisty, aiming for independence, rebellious if given a chance! Sweet faced Venus in Aries loves competition, a good fight, fitness excellence, the chance to be #1! Moon in Aries children are often expected to be independent, sometime fending for themselves at an early age, taking care of the other children. Moon is a courageous Mother, maybe a single Mom doing quite well. Papa Sun in Aries loves to adventure with them all, often has an irregular life style, calls his own shots, an inspiring mentor!

  • Venus and Mars are in each other’s signs! It’s called a mutual reception when that happens. Mars is a key planet because it rules all five planets in Aries! But when planets are in each other’s signs, each ‘rules’ the other. Mars is in Taurus, but Venus rules Taurus, so they are ‘more’ equal in this circumstance! Mars is calmed in Taurus; Venus is more frisky in Aries, not her usually sweet as honey self! Mars might take her chocolates and she says thanks, I don’t really want them, so he eats them himself, LOL!It is said the planets can be transposed to each others signs when in reception. You would read Venus in Taurus where Mars is, and Mars in Aries where Venus is! So it would be Mars by the Moon and Sun, and Venus sextile Neptune! Mars would then be in its own sign, pushing the pack! It would have stirred up Moon and Sun right properly as they passed – offering ideas a mile a minute, encouraging immediate action! Venus in Taurus would pledge funding, her loyalty and perseverance to pursue Neptune’s visions. She saw what was a deep value and knows how to show it beautifully to others. They want some too, right away!
  • Venus is retrograde, inconjunct Moon’s North Node in Virgo. Venus knows going back a bit to polish up some details will make a difference! Virgo sometimes doubts, but Venus in Aries has been there before, and confidently encourages a quick experimental shift in the order. It may not come out as either expected, but each step leads to the next, often with better results than thought possible! See more

Uranus/Mercury! Mercury crossed Uranus the day before, 8:05 AM Pacific on the 26th! This is like greased lightning! The lights flash, instinctual insights, awakening at your fingertips! Pure genius! The order may zig zag like a pinball machine, or go so fast straight ahead like a meteor you barely see it, but it’s there! Mercury always brings a hint of duality; there may be parallels! An astounding Name! Computers, conversations, the internet, communications. Astonishing writing for 3 days, 24th, 25, 26! New ideas. Independence and freedom may take the fore In the name of community, world unity! Remarkable new alliances are possible! Take that step forward!

Mercury trines Saturn the 29th the first time of three. Mercury is now in the first phase of it’s 3-part retrograde cycle, slowing to retrograde April 9. See Double Retrograde! Mercury in Aries is quick and logical, gets right to the point. Saturn in Sagittarius is happy, no wasted time, there’s lots to do! Sagittarius has its opinions and Saturn doesn’t always want the divine order disturbed, but darn if Mercury doesn’t have some clever ideas, including how to get them done and be more productive! There could be a whole new department or affiliate! Definitely worth a listen.

Mercury separating semi-sextile Chiron. Mercury is within minutes of this connection, still aware of the Chiron confidences, an exchange of healing and business nuances that make the drive more potent, the sale more satisfying. This subtlety makes us whole, some of it not able to be put into words. But people can feel it and there is an organic trust emerging.

Mars is separating sextile Neptune in Pisces. Mars, the Aries planet, more gentle in Taurus, has invited Neptune to play along! Neptune’s vision sees the whole Universe, makes love with music! Mars in Taurus acts for the Earth! There is a common sense component that Mars wants to fight for in Neptune’s behalf. Neptune intuitively guides, Mars pushes the plow! We all instinctively want to know why should we, and how does it work. Does it really work? These two can put the model together and demonstrate these important points.

On a daily basis, they can solve irrigation problems, set up fire safety. Sitting, meditating, may never be finer, and that massage was the best ever. You were transported. Your body takes on new meaning as the instrument of your beliefs. Walking the water’s edge shows you a special place within your Soul as you commune with yourself across the textures of time and place.

Saturn in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces is with us for awhile. They are less than 3 degrees apart now. Saturn will retrograde April 5 to make the second square April 30. If Chiron is marriage, as the Magi Society says, then this is clearly not a time to set your date unless you have overwhelmingly other favorable aspects and neither of these planets is in one of your love life placements! SEE your astrologer. Saturn can be hardship and sorrows and the old words for Chiron are wounded, healer, teacher. Doesn’t pay to take chances with these two in a challenging aspect with each other. Saturn is career, reputation, fatherhood, age, retirement, what you have earned, laws. Chiron is also thought to be business, health care. They are currently at odds with each other. You can easily see that with current politics.

Archangel Gabriel Sounds His Horn. Ft. Worth, Texas

All of us are making breakthroughs as we hit the wall, face our worst fears, surrender to what seems inevitable! We see what doesn’t work, so we let it go. We turn to find there ARE other ways, plenty of them in fact! And they are doable. We seek other options. There are certain responsibilities we must take; some are not ours to do. No guilt. Some matters need a ton of education. We need to place our seeds in fertile soil, nurture them, give them time to grow in dignity at their own pace. Sagittarius and Chiron the healer teachers are being called. Archangel Gabriel is blowing his horn! Saturn wants the facts that can make the possibilities happen! Sometimes the data counts, tells the real story. We want the Truth, nothing but the Truth….

The second Jupiter square Pluto is exact in three days, March 30! At worst this combo can be mean and bullying, goes to extremes and exaggerates. It can also be our wake up call. The wounds or ignorance behind this behavior need healing desperately. Change conniving and manipulation to dialogue and listening when possible. Otherwise, take real appropriate measures to secure your safety. Jupiter is in Libra, sign of balance in relationships; Pluto is deep relationships. Relationships need reassessment since Venus, ruler of Libra, is also retrograde at this time, making 180 shifts. From one side to the other we find a rooted center ground, can manage the winds that blow by. Pluto in Capricorn, and Venus are strongly about financial matters, and Jupiter makes it a big matter. With Venus retrograde caution is advised. Some changes will need immediate attention, and others will be way better left alone until a more favorable time. An experienced, trusted confidant or advisor is needed perhaps. Health may be challenged, Jupiter at times exaggerating conditions, Pluto taking them to extremes. Deep in the fire then rising from the flames! Compulsive obsessive behaviors need to be held in abeyance. Think of long term consequences and goals to help yourself stay on a good course. We want a greater Truth to prevail. We are rebuilding our foundations, forging a more beautiful future. See more!

This ARIES New Moon is the power that helps us stand true to ourselves no matter the challenge!

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Full Pink Moon!

Pluto T Square: Sun/Moon Straddles Jupiter Opposition Uranus!

Monday April 10, 11:08 PM Pacific at 21 Libra 33

Full Moon Pink Lunar Eclipse Rassouli - Journey of Love

MERCURY in TAURUS RETROGRADE yesterday! That means Mercury has been in station, ‘standing still,’ the last 4 days and remains so the next 4 days! Mercury stations are a time of focus, absorbing, mulling things over, stabilizing our mind, paying a deeper attention. As we stand still, if we accept it, there is a calming. Any minute motion is registered. It’s like that time when someone has you be still and they ask you what do you hear? And it’s amazing what is there that you take for granted, or just never noticed before. The world is humming all around us all the time. In Taurus it’s an earthy awareness, organic. Our bodies, what our bare feet feel, the texture of the soil. Beauty at our fingertips, the sounds in our ears, the rustle of the leaves or a tiny insect landing. Take the time it takes to tune in to these special things, and the dear people around us. Really listen. It’s a gift.

This Full Moon is during the Double Retrograde! These first 6 days of Mercury Rx, April 9 – 15, are during the finishing Venus Rx, a DOUBLE RX! See more

This Full Moon embraces FOUR outer planet aspects! It has an intense 5 planet T Square in Cardinal signs, Pluto at the point! See the red triangle in the chart below please. Three of the planets, one at each point, are outer planets, indicating long term effects!

1. Last month’s March 12 Full Moon at 22 degrees activated the Jupiter/Uranus opposition that was then at 21/22 degrees. This April 10 Full Moon straddles the Jupiter opposition Uranus! Both of these Full Moons are keeping the March 2nd 22 degree Jupiter opposition Uranus alive, processing its messages! 

The TSquare set starts with the Sun opposite Jupiter on the 7th! If you count the 5 days before that as an active range, it starts the 2nd! Extraordinary proportions and options! The sequence is first Jupiter, then the squares with Pluto, followed by the aspects to Uranus! The set finishes with a bang, the Sun conjunct Uranus April 13! You can easily allow 3 days for it to settle and things move on to other matters, which takes us to the 16th. This important set takes from the 2nd to the 16th, two weeks. It’s not just a come-and-go Full Moon, it’s a process, an experience that reveals observations and learnings from different vantage points. It is important because it ties to the understanding of the many years long Uranus square Pluto and the current Jupiter square Pluto. Please continue reading….

1a Moon goes through the process more quickly. She starts the same afternoon and finishes the next day.

Moon crossed Jupiter before the Full Moon at 3:58 PM Pacific! There’s a great feeling of optimism about relationships, almost feels like new kin! There’s a camaraderie, willingness to journey, a seminar together. Dance, a symphony or play, a meal together would be lovely, thank you!

  • Concurrently, Moon squares Pluto in Capricorn 6:45 PM Pacific. Both water planets, there is a likeness, a knowing. But in square signs, Moon prefers being above board and sharing in Libra, while Pluto in Capricorn guards the well. There is a formality. It wants control, and confidentiality, may not trust or be trustworthy. Maybe it is time to face the consequences and fess up.
  • She Moon opposes Sun, makes the Full Pink Moon at 11:08 PM. It may be a meet and brief, an intriguing exchange. Aries moves on, leaving a legacy if you are quick enough to catch it. He’s excited, wants to go share with many more others! Libra is left lingering and longing, advocating for new possibilities, lining up the team.
  • After the Full Moon, Moon opposes Uranus in Aries at 4:31 AM Pacific on the next day. There is a break for freedom, a surprise potential! The local social troupe takes wings! Your new friend may already be gone, inviting you to visit or meet soon at a third place!

Though not one of the four outer planet aspects, Mars figures in the T Square too. Moon inconjuncts Mars, Mars is semi-sextile Sun/Uranus. Moon is in Libra the sign opposite Mars’ sign Aries. Moon knows what to do with unruly children and has a tenderness for their courage and that they are struggling to grow up. Doesn’t matter how old you are! She can be annoyed, but none the less tries to instill manners, help them see the effect they are having on others, how a different approach can work to their favor. Mars sometimes needs to grow into these ideas over most of their lifetime. First they must be independently themselves! And Moon in Libra may need to do some growing up in that regard – less people pleasing and more spine! Mars in Taurus has to learn peace and patiences while in the midst of action and conflicting needs! No easy task, but doable.

Mars in Taurus in a semi-sextile, a sign ahead of Sun/Uranus in Aries, can be steady and soothing or feel like a boulder in the road! Mars in this position can be the strength and shelter of an oak tree in the storm, watch for openings, lead and persevere when Sun/Uranus would be distracted, give up, not wait. Mars in Taurus can find Sun/Uranus quite unsettling. Or they may be exactly the provocative inspiration he was needing! Once ignited in forward motion he can be Thor through the massive gates!

1b The Sun moves slower than Moon and provides the two week backdrop for Moon’s blitz!

Sun opposed Jupiter 2:39 PM Pacific on the 7th, making it known there are important differences, some space is needed for both to be honored for their own sake. Jupiter, though flexible, still has its prerogatives and opinions, Libra its own sense of etiquette. Aries isn’t usually as concerned with such sensitivities and is annoyed by all that time such social negotiations can take. Jupiter can get carried away with ceremony, and Libra has to make up its mind, be polite to all parties. Sun in Aries, the great Light of Dawn, primordial, shines in a moment, potently lighting the day, asking no one when or what to do! It just does its business and the rest of the world gratefully complies! Jupiter in Libra can put up shapes and funnels to enhance or commandeer such light, but much of it simply blazes its Path! Light is Light!

  • Sun squared Pluto 5:45 PM Pacific April 8. Feelings, ego, heart and Soul could have been hurt. Sun in Aries, and cardinal get started signs, are generally quick to forgive; Pluto in Capricorn may not. Go gently with disagreements that could have irrevocable effects. Better not to have people feel threatened and dig in. Change may take a lot more work and time when that happens. Admit your own part in things, clean up old messes. Give credit for credit due. Open up your heart and break the chain.
  • The last aspect of the T Square is Sun conjunct Uranus 10:29 PM Pacific April 13! That is a golden wild card! Be different, take a chance, BE a new friend! ONE can be a fabulous number! Many #1s can be the tide of change! Network as far and wide as you can! Invent a unique solution! Be the leader! Extend the invitation! Astounding and glorious! Entirely ALIVE!

2.  This Moon witnesses the very last three days, of being within 5 degrees of closeness, of the long time Uranus square Pluto! It started its first of seven exact aspects in 2010! It has been in the final 5 degree close range 11.29.16 to 4.13.17! Uranus is then leaving Pluto behind, and doesn’t go back! The Kundalini has been released! It doesn’t mean these matters are over at the snap of your fingers, not by a long shot. They are being synthesized within our lives, profoundly embedded, wedged into the most private places. They are becoming a strong network of support we gradually don’t even think of consciously anymore. See more

How far, how wide, how high can you go?!?

3.  Though Jupiter is turning away from Pluto, he is still 2 degrees close, and this aspect is part ot the powerful Full Moon T Square! It is fading, but is keeping the March 30 second Jupiter square Pluto in our attention! There may be a calming, but powerful conditions continue to prevail. Still keep watch for secret agendas and alliances, rights forfeited for lack of resistance, lack of attention, apathy, disbelief that could happen. Jupiter in Libra offers a look at the other person’s side, education and negotiation when people are treated with respect, their differences valued. I repeat, we want a greater Truth to prevail. We are rebuilding our foundations, forging a more beautiful future. See the last paragraph of the New Moon above, and See more!

4.  The fourth outer planet aspect is the upcoming second Saturn retrograde square Chiron April 30! It is already less than 2 degrees.

Saturn square Chiron/Venus. Venus retrograde in Pisces squares Saturn twice, April 8, two days before the Full Moon, and when Venus is not retrograde April 21. There are costs and the budget may not be enough. Love is not what it used to be or expectations are too high. Reconsider values, high priced or a super bargain! Out of work partners may not be chosen. Self indulgence may be curbed. A vow to work more effectively could get the job done against the retrograde odds. Hold off on beauty choices – remodels, wardrobes, elective surgeries, entertainment ventures.

Venus ALMOST conjuncts Chiron! She gets into the 26th degree, makes her station there, but turns forward at 26 Pisce 54, while Chiron is at 26 Pisces 31! It’s very, very close, a whispered invitation, reminder, a presence for several days, can see her, but no consummation. It’s haunting and taunting because Venus is love, and the Magi society says Chiron is the marriage planet! But them squaring Saturn indicates it’s not the time yet, or if proceeded with, a  karmic union weighty with learning. A strong yearning at the time may surprisingly fade away and be forgotten sooner than expected.

Saturn and Chiron are both dedicated. Saturn in Sagittarius wants the knowledge, the faith in futures, commitment that has meaning more than money. It works hard, gets tired and down on its knees at times. It fathers a structure that withstands the storms. Saturn wants good standing as a parent, and among his peers. Chiron is a good business person, and in Pisces makes almost surreal intuitive choices. Saturn and Chiron could compromise. Saturn is practical, and could be more generous than usual in broad minded Sagittarius. Chiron in Pisces wants healing and can understand, though they may not sell out certain beliefs. Work with the things where give and take is possible. Let the rest go for another time. Let the Soul do its work. See more!

There have been tests of faith, need for keeping the long term in mind. Challenges take many forms, different for each of us. Determined mindfulness and steady action bring significant, even historic results. Minute by minute, stay focused on common sense solutions. Tipping points are achieved, thresholds crossed! There will be winning changes!

In gratitude for your profound work.

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Aries Full Pink Moon Astrology Chart

xAries 2017 Full Pink Moon Astrology Chart

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The next New Moon is Wednesday April 26, 5:16 AM Pacific at 6 Taurus 27!

Buddha’s Birthday, Wesak, will be celebrated May 10 in 2017 at the Taurus/Scorpio Full Moon. It’s a Wednesday, at 2:42 PM Pacific! Ojai or Mt Shasta may be your location choice.
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See the entire Aries 2017 Newsletter!
See the 2017 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns!

Please, always remember these planetary combinations are what’s happening in the world. Check with your astrologer to see how they do, or don’t, activate your personal chart! May it go very well with you….

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Pisces Equinox Solar ECLIPSE NEW Moon!
 
Aries Lunar ECLIPSE FULL Pink Moon + Cardinal TSquare!
Aries New Moon ~ Nodes, Venus, Mutual Reception

Pisces to Aries 2015 Equinox New Moon Solar Eclipse - Hands Water Fire Steam

Equinox Total Solar ECLIPSE NEW MOON! Water to Fire!
Friday Mar 20 at 2:36 AM Pacific – 29 Pisces 27

Technically this is a Pisces NEW Moon, but it is happening on Spring Equinox, the day the Sun goes into Aries, from the last sign to the first! It is a time of new beginnings, from water to fire! As we say goodbye and gently release old obscurities, we invite and set our sights on what’s fresh, gleefully rampant, here and now! It’s officially SPRING!

Moon is the go between, lining up with, obscuring the Sun! Though not visible in the Americas, the symbolic Shadow exists. We can see what is hidden by brilliance, subtle forms revealed. They are our cues to look a little more deeply, not judge a book by its cover. Moon is transmitter of Sun’s magnificent Light! Aries, immediately upcoming, is above all, Initiation. It is when the days tip to more hours of Light and sight. It is the place of Sunrise every single day. In Yoga we do the Salutation to the Sun to invite our resonance with Divine Spirit, to be in accord with what’s greater than we are. Infused with purity and clarity, spontaneous action happens in a moment. We ARE the Light!

This is our first Eclipse of 2015 yet the Eclipse degree is the last degree of Pisces, the last degree of the last sign of the Zodiac! Fully mature, there is a transference of indelible Spirit energy, with permeable vapor exchange as the medium, to Aries that will carry the Flame, the Light! Energy will shift from immersion to emergence! Insights, compelling compassion will ignite undaunted action, championing for the underdog, an inspiring call for immediate change! Believing becomes doing.

29 Degrees Pisces is the degree of the Fixed Star Sheat, accidents, floods and shipwrecks. Get out your waders and don’t take silly chances! 29, The last degree, always has a sense of finality about it. What is done is done, time has run out. Celebrate your accomplishments! Plan ahead to have your intentions of this Lunar cycle completed to your satisfaction or as reasonably possible. You are always on Spirit time, and it’s all good. Even the smallest steps can be symbols of great personal accomplishment. Know your own Soul.

This New Moon Eclipse essentially stands alone at that 29 degree marker. It’s closest aspect is an out of sign trine with Saturn in Sagittarius, water to fire. As soon as Sun and Moon finish Pisces, 3:45 PM Pacific, they will then become in sign trine with Saturn, all three then being in fire signs and wanting action. Saturn is politely but staunchly guarding, making sure energy is being specifically and well applied to the long term plan. Aries is more instant, but Saturn wants seeable honorable accomplishment. Saturn is practical, realistically optimistic, not intending to be a damper, but indeed, quite the contrary, happy to see you and work together for great promise! It’s ordained!

Venus in Taurus, one of its own signs, is inconjunct, teasing and tempting old Saturn from the periphery. She soothes the rough edges, wants what she wants, helps stabilize a helpless Old Soul in a Sagittarian chaos of optimism. Saturn has at times felt out of his league, yet sees the benefits of Sag’s ideas and, given time, can make them happen. Venus speaks to the excellent values available, pretties things up. Saturn perseveres, not wasting time. Good team. Venus knows the need for daily comfort, and Saturn can use some admiration for his hard work. So much is expected of him. He’s a little more generous when he experiences appreciation, when he knows what a difference getting it makes.

The long time Uranus square Pluto had it’s final 7th of 7 aspects only 5 days prior, March 16! It is still so close, these outer planets moving very slowly, we are really still very much in it. This Eclipse brings inklings of times to come, opens doors to wellsprings of revelation, puts us in touch with pure source. Like driving a car, once we learn how, we continue. For some of us understanding, visions, come with a good swim, meditation or a deep sleep dream, maybe while chatting with a trusted confidant. Learn your process so it becomes a life tool for you. Earth, then Moon, then Sun are lined up perfectly in this Total Eclipse! Sun is sending his Light through this awesome conduit. Don’t miss it!

Five planet Stellium in Pisces! Mercury YOD  Mercury has just left Neptune, Pisces’ planet. Pisces is ultra sensitive to changes in the valence. Mercury is in an awareness aspect, inconjunct with Jupiter, who has recently been in the same kind of connection with Pluto. And communicator Mercury, more a listener in Pisces, will be in contact with Pluto 1:25 PM Pacific the 22nd. What goes around comes around. Purpose is essential. Mercury will pass that information directly to Chiron now at 18 Pisces. Mercury is now where Chiron was when Jupiter aspected it in the recent Jupiter YOD! Through that teachings can be shared, relationships healed, business infused with more caring.

Pass it on.

Pisces 2015 Equinox Solar Eclipse FULL Moon Astrology Chart

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Almost Total Lunar ECLIPSE FULL Pink MOON + Cardinal TSquare
Saturday April 4 at 5:05 AM Pacific – 14 Libra 24

For you night sky lovers, the Full Moon Sky map WITH planets! (April below March)

Aries 2015 Lunar Eclipse Full Pink Moon Cherry Blossoms

Beauty be! Pink is a great color. Aries colors are white and red; Pink is their combination! White is for Purity, the first of all the signs, a clean slate. Red is for heart and courage and fast getaways! LOL! It’s a great primary color, the color of action. Libra is the other sign of an Aries Full Moon, this time a Lunar Eclipse! Libra enjoys pastels and flowers and isn’t usually a pushy soapbox type, but would like to find a middle road when possible. But. If necessary, they are great strategists, whether legal or war or chess, and will take point if need be, the darker side of that pastel kicking in. They can be foxy devils, clever as can be, argue both sides AND the middle! Makes your head spin and you never knew what hit you! If there is trouble, they can help, be your champion!

Visible at MOONSET in the Americas! It’s an early watch, the central eclipse at 5 AM Pacific. For your area see this site for Visible Eclipses! Lunar Eclipses have Earth between Moon and Sun, Earth’s shadow falling on Moon. Sun shoots the Light at Earth. Earth filters the energy into the form of a shadow, teleporting the collective human energy of all Souls to the Moon in Libra, sign of relationships. The Shadow energy has all our sorrows, all our bravery and love, our questions and wisdom. The Moon’s Light, being Sun’s reflector, in this case, will emerge giving this profound energy back to Father Sun to burn away the dross, to relight the candles of all our flames in greater Purity, along with a greater capacity to see and learn. Count on it.

This makes the Cardinal TSquare with Pluto all the more potent! We are still not done with that Uranus square Pluto. The Eclipse axis makes a right angle T Square. The Sun is with Uranus, and both Sun and Moon square Pluto at the T point! Cardinal signs want action, get things started!

  • Sun with Uranus and trine Jupiter! Remarkable! Sun in Aries loves/needs independence; Uranus is the planet of Freedom and Friendship! Could be a unique couple, an extraordinary group of freedom fighters traveling to the far reaches of the Planet! Change becomes a personal mission. Wild differences yet a single mindedness of purpose. The mission could be Holy or a lark, like getting away with stealing the plane, a little Robin Hooding! With the Libra Moon in the wings, past alliances may come into play, and there may be more disparity or camaraderie, or both, than expected. Can go either way. A little vacation maybe? Combine robust activity with gracious candlelight dinners.
  • Moon opposite Uranus, sextile Jupiter! Moon in Libra would prefer more gentile friends rather than volcanic upstarts like Sun/Uranus in Aries. Who knows what situation may need to be massaged back into a reasonable facsimile of sanity?! And yet, they understand each other to a degree. Moon loves their family group, and in Libra may be proud of their community standing. Uranus loves their extended family of dear friends that adore each others foibles. Put the right ones together at the right time and we can save the world! Throw in a leader like Jupiter in Leo and voila! We may be at a heartful seminar or a high altitude spa with sublime views that fill you to Infinity! Remember, this is an Eclipse; the gates are open!
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  • Sun square Pluto This one makes me tremble a bit. Not likely easy. Sun is in a challenging aspect with Pluto four times a year, but usually not also at an Eclipse. Aries is no coward, but Pluto is an oldtime deeper martial arts warrior anticipating Aries feints and jabs. Pluto can swallow you whole into its underworld, not an Aries element. Aries often goes it independently, where Pluto has its corporate bevy of lawyers, bodyguard, and doesn’t always fight fair. Yet this time, Aries does have the Eclipse to back it up, it’s Uranian friends who can employ out of the box tactics, and the clash may have a resounding Titan effect! It is possible there is no win, but a stand off, not even agreeing to disagree, but they go their own ways, forever, no point to waste time.
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    In a different example, Pluto in Capricorn may be glad for fresh youthful new Aries blood! Been needed. What was getting stuffy sees new hope and leadership! Yes, it’s different, but it can be tried out bit by bit and integrated safely. The laws may need updating, timing changes can be made, production processes modified. Departments of life and biz can be reshaped into diamonds! Aries is grateful someone is listening and putting them in charge, ha, as it should be. They are learning some tips from the experienced pros though. Not smooth all the time, but worth it. Next!
  • Moon square Pluto Another challenging aspect. Both are sensitive intuitive water planets, nurturers, but Moon is easily hurt, Pluto can be vengeful. And Libra and Capricorn don’t always see eye to eye. Moon in Libra is wanting entertainment at home. Pluto in Capricorn would prefer a private corporate crony golf date or business engagement. Libra is sweet and social; Capricorn can be tough as nails, all and only business. Hard to find time for the kids. However, Libra loves its finery, a lovely home, adornments, spa days, plays and symphonies and Pluto in Cap can give the funds. Libra is proud of their mate’s well earned excellent reputation. Pluto appreciates Moon Libra’s social connections, beauty and keen intelligence. Librans are fine companions and consultants. They quickly find excellent solutions that work for almost everyone. Total asset. Whether business or personal, give each other lots of praise and thanks.

Pluto at the T square point can act as a scanner for Sun and Moon, looking behind the scenes for unorthodox intrigue, romantic or financial, see when to watch your back. It can look for hurt that needs healing, body, mind or Soul. In Capricorn it senses breaks in continuity or rigidity that doesn’t serve. It can add a little grease for the creaky spot. It can let you know when an ending is nigh, when to let go in a good way, take advantage of a last chance. It makes for a stupendous infusion, flavoring the incoming informations with Plutonian power and insight! Pluto is maximum sharing, financial mergers, relationship integrity, life and death. Use your herbs, perfumes, flower essences to invite its potency in a good way!

As a sender, it can be your missionary and guardian in your new prospectus of life! It seeks alliances to establish a secure network. It has a deep charisma that over time proves substantial. Let it do it’s work and compatible connections will be made as it severs some, clearing your channels, finds others on your same wavelength that enhance your channels. It might seem a bit devious at first, the waiting might be nerve wracking. But face up to what’s real and keep moving. Times are shifting.

Mercury semisextile Neptune trine Jupiter! SemiSextiles have more potency than many expect! Mercury is logical, and in Aries is perception at the speed of Light! Neptune sees the whole frame, gives intuitive split second perspective. Pay good attention to what you think you see. First thoughts count. Mercury and Jupiter rule opposite signs Gemini and Sagittarius. It’s one thing to think, another to know the meaning, to have Faith beyond words, and a Plan! Mercury carries ideas and data, while Jupiter in Leo publishes, teaches, lets the world know what’s up! It might be the right time for you to sign a contract. You might make or get big news!

Mars, more gentle in Taurus, is persistently pestering, inconjunct Saturn. As Venus was inconjunct Saturn at the Solar Eclipse, Mars is this Lunar Eclipse. Venus set the stage, created a longing; Mars wants to get it, and is less willing to compromise in the process. Taurus common sense is evident, and, if wise, Saturn takes steps to get things rolling.

Use flowers in your Full Moon gathering ceremony this time! Think pink!

Happy Good Friday, Passover, and Easter to you who celebrate them.

Aries 2015 Lunar Eclipse NEW MOON Astrology Chart

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Aries NEW Moon ~ Nodes, Venus, Mutual Reception
Saturday April 18 at 11:57 AM Pacific – 28 Aries 25

StarWatcher by legendary Jean "Moebius" Giraud, reminds me of a certain saucy innocence of astrological sign Aries!
StarWatcher by legendary Jean “Moebius” Giraud, French artist, cartoonist, and writer, who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition.

This New Moon stands alone too, as did the Pisces Solar Eclipse! At 28 degrees, it doesn’t engage any other planets. This can be a purity, untainted effect or reception, unstoppable. It could be isolated and unintegrated. It may mean inspiration comes but is on hold. No planets but the Moon will be activating this point by conjunction for a long time! Most of the planets that would ‘catch up’ are slow moving outer planets. The first planet to activate this point by conjunction will be the Sun on April 17, 2016, one day off an exact year from the date of the New Moon!

Mercury conjunct Mars the Planet of Aries  Generally we think of Mercury/Mars combinations as a quick and done temper, but, in Taurus, Mercury is pondering while Mars is holding steady. If in agreement, Mercury is so pleased Mars makes its thoughts come true! If they do get into a snit, it might be memorable and they may dig in, stubborn in attachment to their point of view. Go easy and take hug breaks. Being grounded is essential. Touching what you are thinking about helps make it real, to ‘know’ it. No amount of pushing will speed this combo up. They like the pace they are moving at. Yet, Mercury is nimble and curious; Mars is still out in front even if leading from behind. Simple uncostly solutions become obvious. Values become tangible. People can take time out and just breathe. Ideas bubble to the surface in this relaxed environment. Bring the outdoors indoors; put flowers by the door….

Three planets and North Node at 8/9 degrees.

The North Node is at the point of a YOD (where two of the purple lines come to a point) with Mercury and Neptune, they being sextile (60 degrees). The North Node is considered by many to be a Karmic point, meaning it has deep meaning to the Soul’s process. The South Node, at the opposite point, is thought to represent our Past, for better or worse. What we did there (Past Lifetimes), we over did, under did, did really all too well. Often we have super skills there. The North is where we need to learn how to better do that sign to bring balance. We may feel a bit scared to go there since it is unstable ground as yet.

  • Mercury inconjuncts the North Node first from the symbolic Virgo side, then the symbolic Scorpio side each year. At the New Moon it is on the Scorpio side, in the sign Taurus, Scorpio’s opposite sign. Values are deeply noted and absorbed into the mind. They will have staying power. Mysteries will be revealed and healed as if a concentrated beam is upon them. There could be an abiding Peace within. Since the Nodes are on a 19 year cycle, there won’t be another Mercury inconjunct at this degree for 19 more years. This Peace with what IS, may calm, even becalm, the Libra North Node’s wishes for relationship as had been thought to be what should be. Time may seem to stand still for a bit. It may be realized that relationship is specific like snowflakes, each unique as the people who form them, forming a third energy, the Union of the bond only they two can make.
  • Neptune in Pisces inconjuncts from the Virgo side of the North Node. Again there is an unstated opposition since Pisces is Virgo’s opposite sign. Neptune has utmost compassion when it is healthy of Spirit. It would do anything it could to bring you that balance you are seeking, the good relationship with yourself, with a special mate if you wish. Healing may come from spiritual practice, nature’s remedies, changing the way you think.

This New Moon in Aries, and the Nodes Aries to Libra, show us that Independence has its merits, and so do healthy mutually supportive relationships. There are times it doesn’t make sense to go it alone. Sharing is more safe in dangerous places. Harsh winters are better weathered together. Partners see our blind spots. Two can do more than one when in alignment. And making love….

Venus trine the North Node in Libra, one of Venus’ signs! Venus in Gemini of Twins points to twosomes too. We thrive when appreciated, touched with affection. Advertising lets people know what we have of value to share. Siblings can bless us with their loving us, foibles and all. Grace flows.

Mercury Taurus semisextile mutual reception Venus Gemini  April 15 to 30, while Mercury is in Taurus, Mercury and Venus are in each others signs, these only a sign apart. Mini same degree aspects like this are especially potent when in mutual reception. Mercury is calmed in Taurus, more patient, stays with the topic, absorbs and grows to appreciate what it sees. Venus values communications. It makes what it talks about seem very valuable; you need it, want it, jewels in the crown! Venus wants to let people know about it! Cherishing words enfold us sweetly. In a good way, we can speak with Grace.

Venus square Neptune  Everything you see is not always exactly as it appears! Some things are downright unknowable. Venus goes a little crazy, trying from every angle to figure it out, but Neptune has no trouble putting up the veils and slithering off into oblivion. Or so it ‘appears!’ Who knows where the Dragon went?! Sleight of spiritual hand. Nothing will be known until the right time though we may be treated to glimpses…. Losses, longings unfulfilled, may feel more poignant for a few days. You or leaders may lose faith or be proven false or falsely accused. Let go for a few days; give it some time. The channel will change soon….

Venus sextile Jupiter This is the 4th aspect with Venus! Love and beauty are up! This aspect is loving and lucky, building to exact 11:41 AM Pacific on the 22nd! Since it is the last of the set, the outcome is likely positive! Yes! Venus in Gemini has a large chat penchant! Jupiter in Leo gives plenty to chat about! Jupiter magnanimously likes to share, teach, go places together and Venus in Gemini won’t be bored! Jupiter swoops her under his arm and loves his bright little companion. They have literally rich ideas, facts and proposals sparkling with promise! Venus has the right words; Jupiter has the confidence and the big ideas. Worth the adventure! Romance may happen along the way!

Jupiter turned Direct (forward) April 8 and is now back within 3 degrees of, approaching its final exact inconjunct with Pluto May 21. See all about that!

Have a zesty yet gentle good time! 

Aries 2015 NEW MOON Astrology Chart


The next Full Moon, called Wesak, is the Taurus/Scorpio special gathering time in celebration of the Buddha’s birthday! It’s May 3, at 13 Scorpio 23, 8:42 PM Pacific.

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Sagittarius - Bowl of Life! From Here to There!

This image may be a still life, but your life isn’t!  Sherrie Wolf knows how to capture perspectives of a Sagittaritan – abundance, distance, views of high places, a sense of joyous upwelling wellbeing! 

Did you join me in gathering things in your Sagittarius Bowl Nov 30 until today, Dec 13?! 

I find a wide array of items in my bowl today!
  1.  A now falling apart red rose
  2.  A randomly torn page from a book I threw away, too many personal notes it, that encourages one not to look to others for approval….
  3.  Pointy Acorns, one big, one little
  4.  Dried seed pods from a seaside mesa Neighborhood Garden Exchange
  5.  A small ceramic bowl with kitty drawn in it, gift from a garden friend
  6.  Shiny liberty $1, gift from an elder gentleman recovering from cancer
  7.  Some soil
  8.  Mary Wessely’s tarot counselor’s business card, The Sun
  9.  Package of Livingston parsley seeds (seeds again)
10.  Mini package of rice (hmm….more seeds)
11.  Persimmon leaf
12.  Liquid Amber leaf
13.  A sprig of brilliant flame colored fall leaves

I have enjoyed this fall season.  Great hiking weather.  Winter Solstice only a few days away now.  My bowl does tell some of my journey these last few days, has many stories in it.  The gathering bowl I used is an Italian bowl my dear step-daughter Ellen brought back with her.  It is painted gently with pink flowers, about 2″ high, 8″ diameter.  Please, tell me about your bowl and what you put in it!  What happened?!

Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn has brought two people back into my life, both returning to Santa Barbara after long absences, 20 years, and 30 years!  It is not uncommon in these retrogrades for items and people to return.  In Capricorn it brings matters of long standing, often related with one’s Father, matters of the rules.

Today is also the day of the 5 conjunctions!  Use it well.  Our next Bowl, in Capricorn, the Third Bowl of 4, will be Dec 28 to Jan 10, 2011.  Subscribe to stay tuned!

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