Total Eclipse of the….Mars! Astrology of Mars Occultations.

Total Eclipse of the….Mars! Astrology of Mars Occultations.

  On Aug 9, Sept 6 and Oct 3 2020 the Moon will be occulting Mars.Yes I am a little behind on my writing 🙂 The Moon also occulted Mars on Feb 18 and Mar 18 2020. The Astrological Dictionary defines an Occultation as: “When a planet or star is hidden or eclipsed by another body, particularly by the Moon, there results what is termed an occultation.” Mars’ energy is, therefore briefly hidden (occulted) from our earthly view which suggests some hidden wisdom is literally Eclipsed and then revealed as the Moon moves on. Since the Moon comes between Mars (or any occulted planet but they are not that common) and the Moon is our receptive, emotional and ancestral emotional body, this suggests that we get a jolt or a rest in some respect to how we view Mars. And the upcoming occultations are connected to Mars journey through the sign of rulership, Aries, and Mars’ upcoming retrograde where Mars influence is being felt in all our lives very keenly. I wrote about that in this article. Since an Occultation is a reset of the planetary bodies energy by our emotional, reactive and responsive body, this suggests that Mars energy is being softened both by his retrograde and the lunar occultations. We are learning, or being invited to, to integrate our Martian, warrior energy in healthier ways. To fight for things, to use our will for caring not to control others. To use our personal power and leadership qualities wisely. The Occultations are dampening the fire of Mars. I think of the quote that Angeles Arrien uses in The Tarot...
Mars Retrograde in Aries: War: What Is It Good For?

Mars Retrograde in Aries: War: What Is It Good For?

Mars entered the sign of his rulership, Aries, on June 28th 2020 for an extended stay until January 6 2021 due to his rare retrograde in his own sign and things are getting heated! I did a video earlier that spoke to the impact of Mars in Aries for each sign. Look at both Rising Sign and Sun sign if you know them Mars rarely goes retrograde in his own sign and the last two times were in 1941 from Sept 6th to Nov 10th (23˚ Aries to 11˚ Aries) and 1988 from August 26th to Oct 28th (11˚ Aries to 29˚ Aquarius). 1941 was the middle of World War 2 and the Retrograde period brought the atomic program that would become the Manhattan Project and, shortly after, the attack on Pearl Harbor that caused the US and Britain to declare war on Japan and for the US to enter the War. Incidentally, Bernie Sanders was born during this rare retrograde and his chart is activated majorly by this retrograde. That felt like a good omen to me but he’s withdrawn from the race to be the Democratic Nominee so we’ll have to see. 1988 brought the realization that 50k Kurds had been killed by Iraq and shortly after the retrograde Gorbachev became the head of the Soviet Union, first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country was elected (Bhutto in Pakistan), the PLO proclaiming the State of Palestine, the Armenian Earthquake that killed 25–50k and the Lockerbie bombing. Mars in Aries contributes to turbulent times for sure. Mars is the God of War and in Aries anger is...
Astrology of The Taurus New Moon May 15th 2018. Radical Creation.

Astrology of The Taurus New Moon May 15th 2018. Radical Creation.

      At 5.47 am MST (timeanddate.com for local times) on May 15th we have a New Moon at 24˚ 36′ Taurus. Taurus is the sign of physical creation, the natural world, values and the body. It’s in Taurus that we embody that which has come before. 24˚ is a 6 in numerology, the number of intellectual creativity, imagination, union and love. The 6 connects above and below. “The number 6 is the ‘Mother’ number and is essentially a working, building number. It symbolizes responsibility and service which needs to be achieved through love, nurturing and protection. There is an innate desire within the 6 individual to bring harmony, peace, justice and truth to all experiences in life. 6 thrives on beauty and needs to be comfortable in all areas of their lives — emotionally, spiritually and physically. ~http://numerology-thenumbersandtheirmeanings.blogspot.com/2011/05/number-6.html” Relating to Venus and Uranus, The Lovers Tarot Card and Friday, this number is deeply ‘feminine’, as is the sign Taurus, the most earthly of earth signs. Within hours of the New Moon Uranus moves into Taurus for the first time in 84 years. Most of us have never experienced this. Uranus moved into Taurus on June 7, 1934 until October 9, 1934, retrograded into Aries as he will this time and then moved back into Taurus from March 28, 1935 until August 7, 1941. When an outer planet changes signs there is always a big shift in energies. In the 30’s we saw the rise of Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Mussolini and the Dust Bowl. We also had the US Congress accept The New Deal. Of course, other factors were also in play and...
Mars on the Bendings and Uranus Direct

Mars on the Bendings and Uranus Direct

  There’s so much to talk about around this New Year’s Full Moon that I decided to write a second post! Hours after the big release of the Wolf Super Full Moon, that I wrote about in this article if you missed it, Uranus turns direct and Mars in Scorpio exactly squares the Lunar Nodes. Uranus turned retrograde on Aug 2 2017 at 28˚ 32′ Aries and now turns direct on Jan 2 2018 at 24˚ 34′ of Aries. Uranus stations can bring sudden turns of fortune and life changing events, especially if you have any planets or angles around the degree of the station (24˚). The station of an outer planet is also a point of tension and release and this station is especially major because it comes so soon after the release of the Super Moon and means that all the main planets are now direct. Full speed ahead! The Sabian Symbol for the degree of the station is: “THE POSSIBILITY FOR MAN TO GAIN EXPERIENCE AT TWO LEVELS OF BEING. KEYNOTE: The revelation of new potentialities. In some unspecified way the symbol is a guarantee that man can operate successfully at two levels of consciousness, if he has previously met the condition mentioned in the preceding symbol. “Be open. Be able and willing to shape your translucent mind in the form revealing spiritual fulfillment. And you will be able to experience life and power on inner as well as outer planes.” The implied message is one of faith. Man can only truly experience what he deeply believes he can experience. It announces the possibility of a new step...
Follow Your Heart: Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 2017

Follow Your Heart: Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 2017

I’ve been sitting with the Lunar Eclipse chart for ages now (and the Solar Eclipse chart but more on that later). I like to find a central theme that encompasses the whole and it was right there on the wall of my office. The simple sign that cost me a few bucks at TJ Maxx to honor my 15 year old soul part that I have been reintegrating since a soul retrieval session with my friend and Shamanic teacher, Paula, back in January 2015 when I was going through a real dark night of the soul. Follow Your Heart. Sounds so easy right? But we get so tied up in the mind fucks. The constant voices from your upbringing. The family, the culture, the institutions. Those voices in your head that say you don’t fit in because those mind fucks don’t feel right. The constant contorting of the self to fit in or to loudly say, ‘I’m different’. The pain of that 15 year old soul part is back today. Shamanic work keeps working, if you allow it. That girl that knew how unique she was, as we all are, yet who desperately wanted to belong. Isn’t that what we all want? The message of this eclipsing of our emotional body is clear. It’s time to let go of (south node and Full Moon) or eclipse all those mind fucks from your lineage. All those messages that are not yours. It’s time to let go of the need to set yourself apart, to hold yourself aloof, because of the fear of opening your heart and truly following your heart’s...