End of Year Eclipse Season 2018

Sorry to have been so AWOL…this year has been really something else. And that something just keeps growing bigger every day! Perhaps you’ve noticed it too…

Eclipse season has begun! Radical change is underway. Here are the highlights:

The Solstice on June 21st brought us into a new chapter of life according to Earth cycles. It kicked off with an opposition from Venus to Mars and Mercury in opposition to Pluto. Mars has been slowing down all month to go Retrograde in Aquarius on the 26th until August 27th, which causing a few things to deepen and slow down with it as it moves back toward and into Capricorn. This is a “look before you leap” kind of Retrograde, which shows us what has wrongly been pushed and pursued, and what truly brings excitement, inspiration and purpose in life.

These in-your-face transits are further amplified by the three eclipses this summer as well as the upcoming Full Moon in Capricorn conjunct Saturn on June 27th. Since the Sun at 6 degrees of Cancer will be opposite of both the Moon and Saturn, there is a fated quality to the things happening around this time. Something of significance that has long been in the works or that will be for the long haul is becoming cemented, reinforced or solidified.

The first eclipse is a Partial Solar one at 20 degrees Cancer on July 12th, and will be the least visible of the three, mainly seen from South Australia and Antarctica. It will be in an opposition to Pluto, bringing much intensity to emotional interactions with family and loved ones, particularly regarding contracts being made or broken. Issues of trust and safety are highlights, as are issues and relationships with women and especially matriarchal figures.

The second eclipse is a Total Lunar eclipse at 4 degrees Aquarius on July 27th, visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. This occurs a day after Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo so the political scene is bound to be extra volatile during this week. The Moon forms a conjunction with Mars and the South Node bringing attention to group dynamics in general versus individual ones. Questions may arise as to what causes one most feels aligned to or how ready and willing to join forces with others, and in what manner or measure.

The Partial Solar eclipse on August 11th is 18 degrees of Leo and will be the grand finale of eclipses, visible again from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. This is the one that reveals all the junk/patterns/beliefs carried over from past lives, relationships, or situations that just don’t serve a purpose anymore other than to hold one back from expressing the fullness of oneself. Something has to go and when it goes, it will be a huge relief and allow the moving forward to become more joyful.

The effects of these eclipses will be most strongly felt between the first week of July and the last week of September, but their impact will reach much farther into the future – up to several months or even years. Interesting times! It could be that many of you do not even recognize yourself or others by Christmas this year.

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Dark Moon Podcast

Presenting Dark Moon Podcast:

This is Episode #1 of an upcoming series of talks between astrologer Willow and me. The highlights of this talk include Uranus ingresses, timed war attacks, trends relating to the transit of Uranus through Taurus, food innovations, global currency shifts and more!

My voice was a bit weak due to a recent flu and we also had a few technical difficulties so please bear with us. This is just the beginning. We have much material to share in the near future!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCkCBQ1j9uE&t=119s

Wishing you a happy New Moon in Taurus!

Walnut Flower Essence

With Mercury squaring Mars this weekend and Uranus preparing to enter Taurus on the 15th, I thought this info might be useful to revisit. Walnut flower essence is one of the most useful supports for the experience of tremendous change, both inner and outer. Change is what’s occurring now and will be occurring quite a bit for the rest of 2018, with Uranus ushering us into all kinds of uncanny, unique or unexpected territories.
What do I mean by change? The word has almost become cliché in some ways so let me clarify. I mean change as in ABOUT-FACE CHANGE, RADICAL SHIFT change, some RATHER SUDDEN TURN OF EVENTS that blow minds and leave people scratching their heads in wonderment kinds of change. Just saying. The fun has just begun!
Mercury is in the late degrees of Aries along with Uranus, and both are being squared by Mars in Capricorn, which will be moving into Aquarius on the 16th. And…”edgy” would be an understatement about the energy of the times.
Creative sparks are flying and this could bring just the opportunity or at least the inspiration that you’ve been waiting for to break out of some old rut or try something new.

Readings by Yerevan

The  vibrational essence of Walnut is evocative of the truth of several quotations that most are familiar with:

“All things Change, and We With Them”

“There is a Time and Place for Everything”

“When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going”

As Mars moves back into forward direction in Libra while Mercury slows down into Retrograde motion in Cancer, many people could use some assistance in the drastic transitioning from one state of being to another. The recent Grand Cardinal Squares have left many wondering if they are coming or going, where to, and how. This is where Walnut flower essence can serve as a gentle yet invaluable tool in coping with stressful life altering change and significant decisions to be made. Since Cancer, where Jupiter currently transits and Mercury will soon be transiting is such a reflective sign, Walnut can help us not to get so caught up in what…

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Saturn Retrograde 2018

Saturn was the Roman god of wealth, agriculture and of time. Often depicted with a scythe or sickle, he is identified with the Grim Reaper and the Greek god Cronus. The sickle was used to castrate and depose his father, the sky god Uranus. These details give a glimpse into the nature of the planet Saturn’s astrological influences. Some of Saturn’s nicknames are Father Time, Lord of Karma, and Cosmic Taskmaster.

Saturn turns Retrograde on April 17th until September 6th in the sign of Capricorn. Saturn does this for five months out of every year so although it’s not a huge deal, it’s a noticeable one on mundane levels. Since Capricorn is ruled by Saturn there is sometimes an extra serious, Saturnian force here.

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This is a no b.s. transit sure to cut out all that is extraneous and useless (December 2017-December 2020) in several departments of life. This is especially so while Saturn is Retrograde, causing review in areas where there are questions or instability around commitments, foundations and projects. Some of the weeding out that is taking place has been or may be painful and some of it is a huge relief. Much of the comfort or discomfort will depend on how true one has been to his/herself.

Saturn Retrograde supports the overall restructuring of health, career, home and business. It can help establish firmer boundaries where they have been lacking. If past compromises have brought disappointment, grief or turmoil, it could be time to say No, walk away and cut some cords. Saturn Retrograde is not playing games. It will be important to recognize when and where enough is enough.

The idea that Saturn dishes out “karma” is a very old one but not necessarily accurate. Awareness of the law of cause of effect may certainly be enhanced. Past actions, both negative and positive will show results. When Retrograde, Saturn gives an extra push to make corrections, to review and revoke agreements that no longer match the values of any particular person, group or organization. Someone that has acted in a dishonest way may be exposed and discarded or discredited by someone else. Government agencies are given no exception to Saturn’s rules.

As the so-called Keeper of Time, Saturn can even help to recover or make up for certain areas of lost time by bringing opportunities to replace and redo things previously failed. It could help to make more efficient use of the current illusion of “time”. When it comes to getting things done, that’s not a bad thing at all.

New Moon in Aries – “Power vs Force”

“Power serves others, whereas force is self-serving. True statesmen serve the people; 10 politicians exploit people to serve their own ambitions. Statesmen sacrifice themselves to serve others; politicians sacrifice others to serve themselves.”
― David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author’s Official Revised Edition

The New Moon falls at 26 degrees of Aries on April 15th, in a conjunction with Uranus at 28 degrees, just hours after Mercury stations Direct at 4 degrees in this same powerhouse of a sign, triggering shock wave effects. The Sun and Moon are squared to Pluto in Capricorn while Mercury moves into a third square to Saturn in Capricorn this year, exact on the 25th. This New Moon carries blatant tones of aggression, bringing up uncomfortably heated situations and a need to clear up miscommunications. Much that is occurring now and that is to come over the next few days may seem sudden and unbidden. Not all of these things are bad but let’s first look at the obvious…

Within the matrix of the current power structure, there is senseless violence masked as self-defense, such as the continued attack and devastation of Syria. Fewer people on this planet trust in government anymore. There is talk of “black hats” attacking us and “white hats” coming to our rescue, all the while at war with each other. Real motives are concealed out of necessity, and it’s hard for anyone to know what’s really going on behind the scenes. On some level these invisible powers represent aspects of our own consciousness – the devil and the angel – the good and evil within, with each thought and action contributing to the duality and ongoing drama of our earthly lives.

Meanwhile the Wounded Healer, comet Chiron is preparing to exit his 8 year transit through Pisces and to enter Aries on April 18th. Aries is the Greek god of war, and in the Zodiac the sign named after him is ruled by Mars, the planet named after the Roman god of war. You get the idea. It doesn’t mean that’s all there is to this fire sign but it’s very masculine nature means this transit is  not going to encourage taking a back seat, turning the other cheek or waiting for something to come along. It means that if something is desired it will be sought after, whether with good or ill intent. There may also be sharp lessons occurring about what is under our/or one’s own control and what is not. How do you cope when you realize  you can’t fix anyone but yourself?

Aries’ ruling planet Mars is currently in Capricorn nearing a conjunction with the Black Moon Lilith. The Black Moon Lilith often highlights sexuality but also sometimes other taboos subjects such as death and destruction. Um…not to mention their closeness to Pluto. This is definitely an unpredictable and potentially dangerous combination, perhaps eased by a separating trine from Venus in Taurus which could symbolically mean the difference between rape and a passionate but fully consensual sexual encounter. When it comes to mundane affairs, everything may have more force or urgency behind it over the next few days. This energy could be so used to accomplish a great deal if properly directed.

Uranus is also nearing the end of a long transit through Aries since March 2011 and enters Taurus on May 16th. Together with Chiron’s passage into Aries there will be many new opportunities for deeper healing or inflictions than known before. This is an incredible time to be alive on planet Earth. More to say on that later. Right now there are enough Mars/Uranus upsets to deal with.

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon between 26-27 deg Aries:

“Through Imagination A Lost Opportunity Is Regained”

The keynote of this symbol is inner revaluation – a shift of attitude brings a shift of reality. For the one who is willing to learn from past mistakes and loss without further regret and self-condemnation, there is hope for long-lost dreams to blossom into manifestation.

Equinox Testimonials & Gifts

Greetings all you lovely beings out there who are reading this! Here we are at another turning point and Equinox in the year. In the Northern Hemisphere the Spring officially begins on March 20th. This is a special time for review, preparation, and many intense transitions.

This is meant as a fun post, as well as a request with an offer tied to it. I am offering a 30% discount for a 1 hour reading for the 3 best testimonials (by anyone who has ever had a reading/readings from me) between now and May 1st.

The sender of my top favorite testimonial will receive additional gifts of a beeswax Tulip candle (hand-made by me), a surprise crystal, and a custom blend mist that includes flower essences and essential oils. Any other testimonials may be included on this site or elsewhere, unless you say otherwise.

These testimonials could be written or in the form of a short video (video would certainly be a huge plus!), or some other creative method you may come up with. I really appreciate you all. Wishing you a fantastic new season, wherever you live in the world.

 

Jupiter Retrograde in Scorpio

Those who are familiar with the word Retrograde in astrology often cringe when they hear it, especially if it’s associated with Mercury. When Jupiter goes Retrograde the good luck associated with this planet doesn’t stop but may actually increase. In the sign of Scorpio, Jupiter went Retrograde on March 8th until July 10th. During this 4 month period there are ample opportunities to correct, heal, and take responsibility for all the things and issues that have been “swept under the rug” for far too long. Although Jupiter does take on a more serious note when Retrograde it can assist in overcoming obstacles, and in the acquisition of good fortune and wisdom.

Taking huge risks (what Jupiter encourages) can be done in more of a thoughtful and slow manner, with less  repercussions for mistakes than if Jupiter was Direct. Because Jupiter is in Scorpio, there may be a lot of soul-stirring, deep introspection. This is likely to bring up discomfort in areas that have been stuck, un-examined or unloved. Feelings of guilt and remorse may arise when past behavior and its manifestations are observed in-depth. When the Shadow aspect of being is embraced it becomes transmuted and integrated with all aspects of the authentic Self.

To see how this Retrograde may be directly influencing you check your natal chart to see if there are any planets aspects between 23 and 13 degrees of Scorpio, or what house they occupy. The house and aspects indicate the areas currently undergoing refinement and tremendous change.

Whatever the rut, lack or area of challenge in life may be, Jupiter Retrograde in Scorpio will heighten awareness of it so that it can finally shift. Whatever it is that is truly desired will also be amplified on a conscious level. This Jupiter Retrograde asks, “So, how much do you really want it? What are you willing to release in order to receive it?”

 

image: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory