Astrology, Death and Disillusionment

Astrology, Death and Disillusionment

I’m pissed, disillusioned and a little sad. I have thought and thought about writing this but I need to release it and give my thoughts. A well known Astrologer has twice made statements that I feel to be irresponsible and I feel the need to state how I would handle it. The first was that during a Pluto transit of the first house you could die. Well I have Pluto transiting my first house. Admittedly it’s there until I am 74 but I love my life and like the thought that I might be around for longer if I’m fit and healthy. But the words stuck. The second was that Pluto in the eighth house means that a partner will die. I also have Pluto in the eighth house. Now, I am not afraid of death. It’s a certainty for all of us until some scientist manages to come up with the secret to everlasting life. Which I am not sure I would even want anyway. It’s also obvious that many of us will have partners that die. Kind of a 50/50 chance that the partner will go first right? Okay mathematicians don’t bite me. There may be a statistic that proves which partner is likely to go first. But you get the picture! It’s my belief that making that flippant a statement is not the thing to do in a public forum or a personal reading. In a debate amongst astrologers it may be okay to discuss things like this as a possibility. Because that’s all they are. Pluto is deeper than that. I really don’t want to...

Hekate, Crossroads and the Age Of The Crone. How She Found Me

  Until recently I didn’t know Hekate exists as a Goddess or an Asteroid. The suddenly she is everywhere. I feel she is screaming to be heard and that I am one of the vessels to bring her forth into your consciousness. I feel that she is speaking through me and others and that now is her time.   I shall be talking more about this on my Radio Show tomorrow at 3pm EST, Cosmic Connections Radio w/ Louise Edington: The Age Of The Crone, but I am writing a series of articles to talk about Hekate and how she came into my life. And what I believe that means for you astrologically. Some of those articles will be on the Motherhouse of the Goddess website as guest articles but I shall let you know when and where 🙂 But let’s begin with the basics.   I was asked by the lovely ladies at the Motherhouse of The Goddess to join them for an interview and to lead the Goddess Full Moon Meditation for the Full Moon Eclipse in Libra on April 14th 2014 (the Eclipse on the 15th) and therefore I had to choose a Goddess to base the meditation around. You can listen to the archived show at Goddess Moon Meditation With Louise Edington and the Goddess Hekate    The Full Moon Eclipse was in Libra at 25 degrees so I sat down to think about which Goddess to use. I started to think of Goddesses that are associated with Libra. Aphrodite? Didn’t feel right. Goddess Venus? Still didn’t feel right. On this Eclipse we started the...

The Age Of The Crone

The Crone is also an archetypal figure, a Wise Woman. She is marginalized by her exclusion from the reproductive cycle,[1] and her proximity to death places her in contact with occult wisdom. As a character type, the crone shares characteristics with the hag.~ Wikipedia Aging. It happens to us all. Women all inevitably move into the age of the Crone.   We’re born, we grow, we learn, we teach, we shrink, we die.   It’s a part of the human experience.   As a woman we move into the age of the Crone as we pass through menopause. Our body changes, our mind changes. It’s a major life shift. For me it has also been a major spiritual shift.   Under the Patriarchy the age of the Crone has for too long been marginalized. Often portrayed as malicious or sinister.   In Wicca she symbolizes ‘the Dark Goddess, the dark of the moon, the end of a cycle’ and in some ‘New Age’ circles this is portrayed as a time of freedom, wisdom and personal power. (Wikipedia). And we all have her within us, men and women.   I’m 53. Very much in Menopause. My cycles have ended and my reproductive years have gone. I now not only feel my body changing I also feel my soul and spirit changing. And the messages I am receiving are to embrace and to celebrate this time.   In an astrological reading from a mentor I am reminded to become the elder and to teach the wisdom I have gleaned. In a dream I buried my child self, although I was actually...

Unexpected Changes and New Beginnings

At the start of this month we had both the fourth of seven Pluto/Uranus squares AND a Hybrid Solar New Moon Eclipse at 11 degrees of Scorpio. For many reasons this was a pivotal moment. For some, me included, that shift was not what we planned or expected. But let’s quickly look at the Astrology first. I promise to try not to overwhelm!   The Pluto/Uranus square was, as I said, the fourth of seven exact squares. You can see when the others were and will be at http://www.lunarplanner.com/Uranus-Pluto-Square/. In Capricorn (Pluto) and Aries (Uranus) respectively these squares are bringing up hidden matters and creating upheaval and sudden changes at a personal and a Global level. I won’t go into depth about the Global changes as I want to talk about the Square and the Chakras. Or at least this latest square and the heart Chakra. On the Radical Virgo blog, Joyce Mason reports that Serbian astrologer Aleksandar Imsiragic said that the seven exact hits of Uranus square Pluto, the first on June 24 2012, correspond to realignment of our seven chakras. This last square, therefore corresponds to the heart Chakra. Hold that thought while I also mention the Eclipse.   Firstly New Moons represent new beginnings and many of us set intentions on the New Moon. Secondly this was an Eclipse also which means it is an uber powerful time of new beginnings. Thirdly this was a Hybrid New Moon Eclipse which means it was conjunct the North Node of the Moon, the North Node of Fate, our karmic potential. Therefore this represented a leap into our souls...

Take A Long Cool Look At Love

For the next four months we have Venus in Capricorn which is inviting us to take a long, cool look at love. Venus is the female principle. She is love, relationships, beauty, harmony and wealth. Capricorn is discipline, ‘common’ sense (whatever that really is), boundaries, responsibility and reliability. And Venus is in Capricorn for four whole months as it will retrograde in this sign.   So what does this mean for us? To me this is another astrological event that gets a bad rap. I have seen many saying that it’s a cold place and the like. Well yes, it can be. But not always.   ‘Love is what makes the world go around’. ‘Love is all we need’. These and so many sayings about love. People crave love and want to feel loved. But what is love?   Lasting love is not the slush of romantic novels. Well for sure that’s maybe the START of love. But true love that lasts goes deeper and needs work. Love is an act, a verb, something that we do.   Lasting love is not giving so much that you lose yourself in relationships. And that applies to your partner, your children, your close friends. Whoever is significant in your life. Lasting love starts with loving yourself first and foremost. Yes, really.   And this is one of the lessons of this long period of Venus in Capricorn. During this time we will have the strength to really look at our relationships and see where the patterns and structures no longer serve us. We can look at our own part in unhealthy...