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.

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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

New Moon Eclipse in Aquarius, New Year of the Dog

The New Moon, Solar Eclipse falls at 27 degrees of Aquarius on February 15th. This day is a major turning point of this year, and when the new year truly begins. One reason for this is that a solar eclipse brings much change to our overall lives and rhythms. These changes that have been building over a period of several weeks can be so radical or unexpected that the results are very difficult to predict. Since the moon is becoming New again there is much being released in order to make way for the new in our lives to grow and blossom. This will the last day of the Chinese year of the Rooster – the Year of the Dog begins on the 16th.

The dreams, visions, wishes and plans for the future have suddenly become heightened. After so much disorientation and loss over the past six months, a new life awaits for many on the planet. The storms may not be over but there is hope for improvement. There is a great focus around friendships, circles of friends, community and those whom would be considered kindred spirits and soul family. True to Aquarian expression, there is also a sense of cooperation among friends and allies, working together toward mutual goals.

The Karmic Ripening that Saturn Brings

Before the discovery of Uranus, the original ruling planet of Aquarius was Saturn, the Cosmic Taskmaster. The prominence of Saturn’s influence at this time cannot be ignored. Saturn is also the ruler of Capricorn where it now transits again since 1988-1991. Because Saturn is known as the Lord of Karma, we have entered a cycle of “karmic” ripening (December 2017-March 2020), for better or worse depending on good deeds or misdeeds over a vast stretch of time. Those who have been to hell and back for the past several months or years, please take heart: Things are likely to get better. Just hold on. Don’t give up before your solution appears and know that something you have worked hard on in your life or lives is bound to bear fruit.

Morality in general and around sexual behavior is a topic of increasing interest. This is partly due to Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio, bringing secrets and evidence of trespassings out into the open. This exposure of hidden corruption such as the Pizzagate scandals began to intensify in 2016-2017 as we experienced the aftermath of Uranus’s square to Pluto and Jupiter in opposition to Uranus. I agree with much of what Steven Forrest had to say about Saturn in Capricorn’s latest transit. What is even “normal” or perverse anymore is up for debate. In today’s world it seems acceptable to a large portion of the human population that several varieties of sexual wantonness and even pedophilia is something that can now be classified as inherent and natural in certain individuals. Saturn in Capricorn stimulates us to question and stomp on those ideas and bring back a sense of ethics, at least for serious consideration. Matters of aging, working with elders or learning from them in some way is another possible highlight now and throughout the next couple of years.

In addition, 2018 is an #11 year in numerology, further reduced to a #2 vibration. The 11 is aligned with the Tarot card Justice, also very much about karmic payback. The #2 is connected with the Tarot card The High Priestess which puts us very much in touch with our intuition and deepest emotions.

Aquarius and “Alternative Relationships”

The planet Mercury and asteroid Juno make a close conjunction to the New Moon Eclipse in Aquarius. Aquarius is known as the Bohemian of the Zodiac, both for exhibiting unusual traits and ways of relating to the opposite sex and for attracting to themselves very unusual personalities. If any sign is here to show us how to relate to each other “outside the box” of tradition or socially accepted norms, it is Aquarius.

Mercury is the planet that represents communication and Juno is one of the major goddess asteroids representing committed partnership or what is sought in an ideal mate. There is much conversation now between friends, lovers or people in general about the significance of their romantic or committed relationships. Juno in Aquarius seeks for personal freedom and individual expression within and apart from a relationship. Whether this means going their own way or doing their own thing and then coming back home to talk about it at the end of the day, there is a lot of alternative relating going on or discussions about it now.

Dog Year 2018

I make no claims about Chinese astrology as it is not something I have spent a great deal of time studying, however I can see the patterns that come and go with each passing Chinese animal year. The Year of the Fire Rooster was one that emphasized hard work, lots of drama and lots of activity, almost nonstop. It was dizzying for many people. In the Year of the Earth Dog, Feb 2018-Feb 2019, there is likely to be more focus on stability, family togetherness, and loyalty. Dog is considered an auspicious animal in many cultures, as man’s best friend. A Dog year brings better opportunities than before in business and love.

21 Questions for a 21st Century Divinatory Artist – by Astro Reporter Willow

Recently I was invited to participate in an online questionnaire by the Canadian astrologer, artist and activist Willow. She asked me some rather interesting questions!

Willow has undertaken this project among fellow astrologers and other readers to unravel the implications of having a profession that centers around the divinatory arts in today’s world. In essence, how does it work, what inspires this, how does the world respond, what are the results …?

Willow is a highly skilled writer and astrologer with very keen insights into human nature, ecology, and undercurrents of the political sphere. She cuts straight through the b.s. and into the heart of the matter whatever it may be, but also knows how and when to be gentle and encouraging. The reading that I personally received from her was refreshing, totally on point, and gave me clarity about where I was as well as a great overview of what was to come. I highly recommend her services.

Here is the questionnaire: http://willowsweb.blogspot.ca/2018/02/21-questions-for-21st-century.html

Massive Upgrades – pre and post eclipse

Massive upgrades! Up to you. Downgrades are also possible. That’s what’s happening now, pre-Lunar Eclipse in Leo (January 31st) and post-Solar Eclipse in Aquarius (February 15th). Some of these upgrades may feel painful as hell and others may seem blissful. Some are just looong overdue…

Ideas for ushering in upgrades with ease:

Accept contradictions, paradoxes and ironies because they’re like Time – you can’t beat them. Keep an eye out for synchronicities.  Have some fun. Go ahead and break your own outmoded rules like a boss.

 

2018 Package Specials!

Hello lovely people!

Currently I’m offering 2 incredible package deals for the year 2018! These offers are time sensitive and valid until February 1st.

The clairvoyant readings that I offer include perspectives that involve Astrology, Numerology and the Tarot. The readings may be used entirely for oneself or offered as gifts. They may be received in a general format or as a form of life coaching.

  • 3 readings valued at $100 per hour for $250 (saves $50) 

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  • 6 readings valued at $100 per hour for $500 (saves $100)

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These readings may be stretched out over 6 months or more. They must be received during 2018.

The prices of my readings will soon be raised so if a great deal is what you’ve been hoping for now is the time.

Wishing you a fantastic year filled with inspiration and prosperity!

Yerevan

If you are interested in future specials, events, classes and other offerings please send your email to ReadingsByYerevan@gmail.com