Thursday, June 24, 2010

Full Moon Eclipse - The Earth is Alive!


Welcome to Summer 2010. Monday, June 21, marked the Summer solstice and the beginning of the Sun’s 29 day trek through the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer. This week is possibly one of the most astrologically significant of the year as it is the prelude to the summer eclipses. This week’s full moon/lunar eclipse is at 4 degrees of Capricorn, occurring on June 26. The new moon/solar eclipse is at 21 degrees of Cancer, and occurs on July 11.

Capricorn/Cancer are cardinal signs and the natural rulers of the 4th and 10 houses of the zodiac, the houses representing business and priorities, the home and foundation and the homeland.

The full moon/eclipse is conjunct Pluto. Pluto is the planet of vengeance, ruling control and the dark and hidden undercurrents of life. This will create intensity within everything we do. Nothing will be surface level, and previously unknown events will begin to unfold.

The eclipse sets off the cardinal T-Square astrologers have been writing about for some time now. When Saturn re-enters Libra on July 22 it will oppose Uranus, the planet of unexpected events, and Pluto will square Saturn and Uranus (a square is a 90 degree angle representing struggles) in an astrological formation known as a T-Square. This T-square between 3 major planets will deal with departures from established ways of doing things, struggle, and control. Uranus promises unexpected situations that may include explosions, changes in government, hostilities and accidents. Pluto in Capricorn relates to business, banking, oil and the earth itself. We are already seeing events that relate to this extraordinary planetary configuration unfold in the news as we watch the situation in the Gulf and the ever growing oil spill with no concrete plan of stopping it. (Meanwhile, demoted BP CEO Tony Hayward was spotted sailing on his yacht over the weekend -in unsoiled water- while thousands of BP stockholders/pension fund holders in both the US and UK face declining stock statements.) Are we really going to let the ‘big and important,’ companies control our future and our planet?

Mother Earth is crying out for humanity to become aware of the abuses it is heaping on her before it is too late. The planet is speaking to Can you hear her?

The energy of an eclipse begins long before the actual eclipse occurs and events will continue to unfold long after the eclipse is over-sometimes for years. This is an unusual eclipse as it (the moon) conjuncts Pluto, opposes the Sun/Mercury in Cancer and squares Uranus. The energy will build throughout the week, and we should expect the unexpected. There will be harsh words, intensity, anger, and the potential of accidents and weather related conditions that will affect us. We will hear more news of the oil spill, likely not positive. On Tuesday morning, CNN is reporting 1000 people missing in Brazil due to flooding, China’s government says 200 people are dead due to flooding, 10,000 acres are burning near Flagstaff Arizona, and yesterday there were reports that as many as 100,000 barrels of oil per day (the figure changes weekly now) are actually gushing out of the broken pipe and the sea floor itself. It will be a busy week on the world stage and in our lives. As we approach the end of the week, the flowing planetary configurations are occurring:

June 21-23 The Sun enters Cancer squaring Uranus at 0 degrees of Aries. This transit precedes the eclipse and holds the potential for unexpected events of a shocking, explosive nature. Uranus is the planet of revolution, change, and rules weather, airplanes, electricity and revolutions. It is an unpredictable energy that can go in many different directions.

June 23-Sun squares Jupiter/Uranus- Information gets blown out of proportion. It is not considered a financially favorable transit. News about government and governments, as well as education, and foreign people will dominate the news.

June 24-Mercury squares Saturn- This is a negative, heavy and depressing transit and it is easy to see only the negative. It is likely we will hear bad news, and the potential exists for accidents. It is detail oriented, but prone to arguments and bickering.

June 25-28-Mercury enters Cancer squaring Uranus/Jupiter-This is a transit of unexpected news and instability. It can affect electronic communications and relates to accidents that can be weather-water related. News relating to finance and governments.

June 25-26-Sun opposes Pluto. This is a transit of extreme confrontations, power struggles, and potential violence and upheaval in the world.

June 26-7:30 AM, Lunar eclipse occurs at 4 degrees of Capricorn

June 27- Mercury opposes Pluto-This is a transit that will represent collective obsession with a desire to get to the bottom of the matter. Pluto rules the media, oil, and the powers that be who are ‘in control.’ Harsh words will be exchanged and the potential exists for accidents, hidden agendas, and violence.

This eclipse will be of significance in the charts of BP (April 4, 1909), Afghanistan, Australia, China, Canada, Los Angeles, Roswell, NM, the UN, Iceland, Greece and Brazil to name only a few.

In the US the eclipse falls in the 8th house of change and transformation, death, taxes, credit, sex, and secrets. It opposes Jupiter and Venus the financial planets, creating the potential between this eclipse and the next for more news relating to banking, the stock market, credit and tax change.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Full Moon Lundarune Eclipse-Planet Earth Hangs in the Balance


The full moon lunar eclipse this month occurs on June 26, 7:30 AM, EST at 4 degrees of Capricorn. Capricorn is the natural ruler of the tenth house of business and priorities, and things related to the earth. Its ruler is Saturn, the planet of structure and stability. Numerous other planets are playing a role in this eclipse making it worthy of our attention, interest and caution. The full moon is conjunct Pluto, the planet known as ‘The God of the Underworld.’ Pluto rules oil, power struggles, control and the dark and hidden undercurrents as well as events and situations that are previously hidden. We may be certain the media will play a role in events that transpire. There will be a focus on health, transportation and communications. Discontent will permeate society, and there is a theme of obsession, conspiracies, coercive tactics and danger.
The Moon/Pluto conjunction opposes the Sun and Mercury, and squares Jupiter and Uranus. The potential exists for security around the world to be undermined and we may see events related to the earth itself, accidents, and situations that threaten stability and planet Earth.
Eclipse events begin to unfold long before the minute the actual eclipse occurs, and the energy of an eclipse can last for months, even years. It is an intense time, and we can expect that both in our personal lives and the world we will see events that occur unexpectedly and without warning, along with potential that events that have been unknown up to this point will be revealed.
There are a number of transits leading up to this eclipse that will make the second half of June a wild ride, to say the least. Expect to see a continuation of news relating to the Gulf oil spill. The American people and the world have not been told the truth about the ramifications of this situation and as long as the oil continues to flow into our oceans, the continent and all life dependent upon the sea will continue to die, not to mention the people in the Gulf area who make their living in fishing, tourism, the food industry and real estate to name only a few. Furthermore, we are coming into hurricane season and are at risk of ‘black rain,’ should a hurricane move through the area of the oil spill. The ramifications of a scenario like this are beyond comprehension.
As long as CEO Tony Hayward and BP’s current management team remain in charge of the oil spill the American continent and the world are at risk. They are proven liars whose only bottom line involves a dollar, and avoidance of responsibility. US lawmakers and Congress has failed to act as well, allowing offshore drilling without proper safety devices in place, to shut off an oil pipeline under catastrophic circumstances such as we are facing. It didn’t have to unfold this way.
Neptune is conjunct the moon of America’s chart. This means that American’s are ‘asleep at the wheel,’ and are, and have been lied to. In time, people will become aware the problems that exist will not fix themselves.
NY Author/Astrologer Mitch Lewis writes,” For those of you who have believed that the apocalypse is just around the corner, I can tell you with certainty, you can stop worrying. It’s here. The situation in the Gulf of Mexico is heartbreaking. You cannot over-exaggerate its potential severity or the comment it makes about people. No thinking, feeling human being can possibly avoid the “inconvenient truth” about our untenable lifestyle as a species. We have cut a wound deep into our living Gaia and it is edging ever closer to poisoning our drinking water. We are one world, connected in an unbroken chain. We should be in mourning over the death of a great body of water, marching in the streets demanding massive changes in our energy policies, voluntarily shutting off electronic devices and microwaves.”
America is a country built on revolutions, and what happens when the population of a country built on a revolution becomes totally disenchanted—Another revolution.
Important aspects leading up to, and following the June 26 are as follows:
June 21-22 The Sun enters Cancer squaring Uranus at 0 degrees of Aries. This transit precedes the eclipse and holds the potential for unexpected events of a shocking, explosive nature. Uranus Is the planet of revolution, change, and rules weather, airplanes, electricity and revolutions. It is an unpredictable energy that can go in many different directions. Expect the unexpected.
June 23-Sun squares Jupiter/Uranus- Information gets blown out of proportion. It is not considered a financially favorable transit. News about government and governments, as well as education, foreign people will dominate the news.
June 24-Mercury squares Saturn- This is a negative, heavy and depressing transit and it is easy to see only the negative. It is likely we will hear negative news, and the potential exists for accidents. It is detail oriented, but prone to arguments, bickering and accidents.
June 25-Mercury enters Cancer squares Uranus/Jupiter-This is a transit of unexpected news and instability. It can affect electronic communications and relates to accidents that can be weather-water related Also, the Sun opposes Pluto on June 25. This is a transit of extreme confrontations, power struggles, and potential violence and upheaval.
June 26-7:30 AM, Lunar eclipse occurs at 4 degrees of Capricorn
June 27- Mercury opposes Pluto-This is a transit that will represent collective obsession with a desire to get to the bottom of the matter. Pluto rules the media, oil, and the powers that be who are ‘in control.’ Harsh words will be exchanged and the potential exists for accidents, hidden agendas, and violence.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June-August 2010: A Window of Opportunity

For some time now, the economic news has been dire and most of my astrological reporting has reflected that. The world recession/depression is not over, and we have miles to go before we sleep, so to speak, but on June 8 an unusual occurrence begins when Jupiter enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and conjuncts Uranus. The typical manifestation of Jupiter and Uranus is money and/or opportunity.
If this combination aspects personal planets in your chart in the 1-5 degree range in a soft angle, this transit should bring some form of additional money/opportunity. Among those who will benefit the most are Aries, born March 21-26, Gemini’s, born May 21-26, Leos born July 23-28, Sagittarians, born November 22-27, and Aquarians, born January 20-25. Opportunity is not limited to these birthdates, it all depends on your individual chart and what this exciting transit is hitting.
On a world level Jupiter-Uranus is/will bring some exciting discoveries/opportunities in science and technology. A vaccine is being developed for breast cancer in the US. Follow the link to read about this development. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/may/30/breast-cancer-prevention-vaccine-trials Another major breakthrough is using stem cell research to replace hip replacements- These are but a few of the scientific breakthroughs popping up. Uranus tends to bring about the unexpected.
One author refers to Jupiter-Uranus as ‘our saving grace.’ It is a transit that creates opportunity, courage and will breathe new life into the world, and to us, as individuals.
Of course, the downside is that Jupiter expands what it touches and Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War, increasing the risk of some type of explosive situation.
But, with this transit, positive results will ensue, and if it is setting off a planet in your chart—make the most of this time.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

JUNE USHERS IN MAJOR CHANGE TO OUR WORLD!!!


A while back, I was reading some material written by a fine astrologer who stated that he hoped Pluto entering Capricorn (Pluto entered Capricorn in January of 2008 for 15 years) didn’t relate to the corporate giants of the world becoming the new ‘Gods.” Pluto is the ultimate planet of transformation, welding the power for total destruction and Capricorn is the natural ruler of the tenth house of business and the sign ruling the earth itself. Whatever Pluto touches, it transforms, whether it be in the world or our personal charts. It rules oil, plutonium, and situations relating to the hidden, darker side of life. In the past month and a half we have watched a power struggle play out on the world stage in the form of BP attempting to control the oil spill in the Gulf, a situation that is now out of control. BP has lied at every possible turn, and based on past performance will continue to do so. So much for the new ‘Gods.”


Uranus entered Aries May 28, and we can already see the results of the square between Pluto and Uranus. Pluto wants control and Uranus is prepared to change the status quo. Uranus at the 0 degree point of Aries relates to the world at large, and will be joined by Jupiter on June 8. Jupiter rules governments, money, and expansion and Jupiter and Uranus together are going to create a clash with Pluto. Governments will intervene in the oil spill, be it the US or other governments. We can only hope it is not too little, too late for our oceans and the life within. CNN is reporting the US Attorney General has launched a criminal investigation into the BP oil spill.


The clash of Uranus and Pluto will encompass many factors. Governments/people verses the large corporate entities will be one piece of the pie, but only one piece. I have always said when this transit occurs; there will be people who will make their voices heard. The shouting at BP is getting louder by the day.


We are in a new era, and the volatile transits involving Uranus, Pluto and Saturn will bring change to our world.


Other Important dates in June:


On Wednesday June 2, Neptune, the planet of illusion, confusion and delusion goes retrograde. Neptune also rules creativity and spirituality, and will be retrograde until November 7, when it turns direct at 25 degrees of Aquarius. This is a time when there may be a lack of boundaries, and logic is set aside in favor of intuition. Creativity/spirituality and compassion can be at a high. We are more subject to failing to look at the reality of a situation both personally and collectively. If Neptune is retrograde in your natal chart you could feel the harsh realities of the world more so than others, and spend more time in the world of Walter Mitty.


On Saturday, June 5, Neptune, the planet of confusion, illusion delusion will oppose Mars, the God of War. The influence will start Thursday or sooner and this transit will create much confusion, and in general can cause self doubt and feelings of discouragement. Miscommunication often occurs and it is not a good time to plan for important events if you can avoid it. It is a time where there can be gain in artistic, creative or spiritual matters. It is probably we will hear more news concerning the BP oil spill, and/or other weather or water related situations In general this transit often relates to lies, deception and weird news.


On Sunday, June 6, Jupiter, the planet of expansion joins Uranus, the planet of unpredictability, in the sign Aries until September 9. Typically Uranus and Jupiter together represent money, and if you believe the financial news reports we are coming out of the recession. Jupiter and Uranus want us to be all we can be, and will add optimism to the mix, something many of us haven’t experienced in a while. If this configuration is hitting an important point in your chart you will see the gain. Jupiter expands whatever it touches. We saw this with the flooding in Nashville, TN, and the Gulf oil spill when Jupiter and Uranus were together in Pisces, the sign ruling water. Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War, and we may see some explosive situations or explosions on the world stage.


On Monday, June 7, Mars finally leaves the sign Leo and enters Virgo after an eight month stay there. Mars is one of the planets ruling our day to day action, and the energy of Virgo will be more critical and attention oriented for the next several months. Virgo is the natural ruler of the sixth house of work and health and some attention will be focused there. If you are a Virgo it will probably be your busiest time of year as you are beginning a new two year Mars cycle.


On Tuesday June 8, Mercury squares Neptune. This is a transit of miscommunication as it crosses the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion, Be careful traveling especially in areas where there is water, as it holds the potential for accidents, or getting lost while traveling. It may increase psychic potential if you can understand what your impressions actually mean. With Neptune involved it always holds the potential for mis-truths. We will likely hear news related to the oil spill or water related situations. Believe only half of what you hear, and let that withstand the test of time.


On Thursday, June 10, the planet of communication enters Gemini, giving conversation a more intellectual than emotional bent. Situations and conversations will start to move more quickly. Mercury also sextiles Uranus and Jupiter, making it an excellent day for writers, communication and speech, travel and new ideas. Great for brainstorming or signing agreements. You may be flooded with new ideas. If so, they will occur quickly, so make sure you take notes as ideas may seem inspired.


On Friday, June 11, the planet of communication and ideas squares Mars. The potential exists for arguments and disagreements and the energy will be edgy and disruptive. Potentially, a day for accidents, or accidents involving transportation. The last time Mercury squared Mars in April we saw the deadliest mine disaster in West Virginia since 1984. The potential exists for another accident.


On Saturday, June 12, June’s New Moon occurs at 21 degrees of Gemini. Gemini is the natural ruler of the third house of communications, learning, short distance travel, immediate family members and neighbors. Gemini rules communication and it will be a lively time. Unfortunately, this New Moon occurs the day after Mercury squares Mars, giving communication an argumentative bent, and the possibility of accidents exists, so be careful. In the chart of the US, the New Moon conjuncts Mars, meaning we may see accidents, explosions, military action, and anger will likely rule the day. It falls in the US seventh house of partners and open enemies and squares Neptune, the planet representing lies, confusion and untruths, which lies in the ninth house of the US chart-ruler of laws, education and foreign people. It will be psychologically debilitating new moon for the people of the US and Neptune also relates to oil and water.


On June 14, Venus enters Leo. The planet of love (and money) also trines Uranus for the next 48 hours creating a couple of exciting days for love and romance. These days are also favorable for matters pertaining to money, vacations, and beginning new ventures or adventures. A perfect day to meet someone new you connect with!


On June 15, 16, Mars sextiles Pluto making this an excellent time for getting any type of work done. This represents good time to start a new health regime or new projects.


On June 26, we have a lunar eclipse at 4 degrees of Capricorn. This eclipse is significant as it conjuncts Pluto, the planet of regeneration, transformation, destruction and revenge. Pluto in Capricorn rules business, oil, and plutonium and deals with the hidden, darker side of life. The Sun opposes Pluto at four degrees and this represents a power struggle that will play out on the world stage. In the US chart the Sun opposes Jupiter, the planet ruling money and finance as well as foreign people and events. It also opposes Venus, another financial planet that also rules women. The following day June 27, Mercury opposes Pluto. This transit is indicative of accidents, arguments, secretive action and communication, threats, and is a negative influence for the financial markets as well. We may see earth changes and earth related events and accidents. It is a dangerous day for the world, and a period filled with intensity. Nothing will be on a surface level. With these aspects, we believe this would be a great day for the larger volcano in Iceland, Katya, to blow bringing chaos to Europe for months.


Astrologer/Author Celeste Teal calls this eclipse, ‘A rough Patch,’ and she writes, “Focus on National and domestic business. Eclipse features a grand cross involving seven planets and two lords—Pluto and Mercury; obstructions in transport and communications. For the USA, focus is on health, employment, and civil servants Discontent affect public harmony. Changes involve jobs, health, civil servants, rehab centers. Uranus in Aries degree point: historical marker for science. Research on secret projects, but indiscretions lead to danger. There are themes of obsession and mutually coercive tactics to win domination. Conspiracies among men. The eclipse is also of emphasis for Afghanistan, Australia, Canada china, Los Angeles, Roswell and the United Nations.”


This article was provided by our astrologer, Leslie Hale

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