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“Full Moon at 29 Taurus 17 on Nov 21 2010 Nudges us to Confront Our Fears!”

On November 21st 2010 at 9:28 a.m. PST is the second of the five Full Moons in a row that are in the last degrees of a sign.  Besides being predisposed to the sign it is about to leave, it is starting to be influenced by the sign it is moving toward.  The ruler of Taurus is Venus, and with Jupiter, both have recently turned direct with Jupiter conjunct Uranus and square to Mars and Mercury, ruler of Scorpio and Gemini, respectively.  A planet that goes retrograde or direct, must be considered having more than a subtle persuasion, doubling it’s’ effect it has on the other planets.  All this is indicating that we need to break away from our old normal way of solving any situation.  Acknowledging and recognizing our ability to think out of the box and to see the variety of steps and solution to solve each situation, which will come easier at this time.  This is the moment we will be more flexible in our thinking, and the need to look and address our fears and demons is very timely.  By facing our fears and demons with the astrological aspects as they are at this moment, we may come to the conclusion, that some, where never as important as we thought they were, and others have gone by the way side.  By clearing out the closet of outdated negative thoughts, we will make room for the positive creative thoughts and wishes to build the future we desire.

 “The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 30 degrees of Taurus and for the Sun in 30 degrees of Scorpio is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Taurus 30  A peacock parading on an ancient lawn  This is a symbol of the proper dignification which can be given to superficial excellencies, and of the momentary elevation of the individual beyond his capacity or worth as he is able to exhibit the various ideals of others in his own person.  There is an insouciance of vulgar display that serves a purpose here, encouraging men to strive for outer ornament when they are as yet unquickened to inner or eternal values.  The keyword is aloofness.  When positive, the degree is a special flair for dramatizing the heritage of the race or for capitalizing on the lessons of history in some special fashion, and when negative, a wholly unrewarding if not destructive self-contemplation.

Scorpio 30  The Halloween Jester  This is a symbol of a proper informality in the release of the buoyant energies through which an individual gains refreshment, or is freed for the moment from life’s insistent demand on him that he live according to some ideal beyond his potentiality.  The dignification of what often becomes an overbroad humor here serves its purpose by encouraging man to attempt new and various modes of contact with his fellows, and thus ultimately to achieve a more genuine spiritual sensitiveness.  The keyword is spontaneousness.  When positive, the degree is a gift for making the desires and ambitions of self not only of interest but of actual value to others, and when negative, ineptness of self-expression and contempt for established values.

This Sabian symbol brings out the need to show to others who we are and what we have.  Many times in the beginning of understanding what we want and need, we imitate and pretend to have what we don’t have.  The first rule of creating your wishes is to be what you want to be.  If you wish to have wealth, you need to express prosperity in all your actions and thoughts, even if you actually don’t feel it or understand it.  It is through constant repetition that it finally materializes into reality.  It is in understanding that similar things attract their own kind that we begin to understand how the Laws of Attraction works in obtaining what we wish for.  It is through living beyond the apparent reality, that the reality we are working towards materializes.  This can only be achieve by facing our fears and demons, and seeing the reality as we want it to be and working with astrological aspects and energies to arrive at that which we desire and wish for.


“New Moon at 25 Degrees Sagittarius on December 16th 2009 is a Blank Slate”

The New Moon period has become my favorite period of the month as it brings my thoughts back to what I desire in life and is the time of the month, where one can create and bring into manifestation one’s hopes and wishes for the future.  Especially during this particular New Moon at 25 degrees Sagittarius on December 16th 2009 where there are no planets in retrograde, which means the air is clear to focus on what is needed to bring satisfaction and happiness into our lives.  In our fast paced life in cyberspace we need to work with the Universe when it gives us a period of time, when it is working with us and not against us.  With the New Moon in Sagittarius, it is asking us to dig deep and wide into our consciousness and the subconscious, to grasp the big picture and attune ourselves to higher and loftier goals for the future.  As the New Moon is on the verge of moving into Capricorn, it is telling us that we need to reach for a more spiritual and loftier ambition for the welfare of humanity.  When the planets are in retrograde, static and carelessness is the air, and the ability to focus on what is important at the moment is not so easy.  So I advise one to go within at this time, where there are no disturbances and decide what is really important that will make the difference in your life in the future.

“The Sabian symbol for the 25th degree of Sagittarius is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

“Sagittarius 25  A chubby boy on a hobbyhorse  This is a symbol of the ambition by which man ultimately manages to leave his immortal stamp on the world around him, here dramatized in his desire for a fullness of living and a perfection of accomplishment.  The individual employs whatever means are available for trying his hand at the skills through which he would know his expanding self-fulfillment, and in his days of play and training he learns to fix his eyes steadily on the pyramid of goals ahead.  The keyword is emulation.  When positive, the degree is an indomitable determination to give the lesser potentialities of existence a more effective dimension, and when negative, idle self-indulgence and ingenious claims of merit.”

My emphasis in the last few months has been to express the need to search within oneself to discover our true needs for happiness.  As I feel the transits of the planets are suggesting major changes in this world at this time, we need to be ready with a new direction, so we won’t be left behind when the time comes.  Our need to feel we have a purpose and are performing well at what we have chosen, will give us the confidence to further accomplish more then the original vision and wish.  The confidence in ourselves also will allow us to take more chances, and bring them into manifestation.  This New Moon in Sagittarius is allowing us to be in touch with the Divine Spirit through our intuition and moments of inspiration, which will be a great help and comfort to us.  So take notice, and fill up your blank slate with the thoughts, ideas and actions that will inspire you to achieve your happiness. 

“Rethinking Mercury Retrograde and Any Planets That Retrograde – Wow!”


In the last couple of days between friends and the astrology internet groups I belong to, a great sigh of relief can be heard, now that Mercury retrograde has passed.  Memories begin to fade, as some of the horrors are related in the groups.  In thinking about some of the situations that happened, I began to realize how lucky I have been and was wondering why some of the nightmares happen to so many of us?  As astrologers and students of the art, we all take precaution during these periods, but yet some incredible things happen to each of us.  For me usually it seems mechanical, the car might have some strange things happening that disappear quite quickly as it had appeared, or the computer begins to go its’ own ways and does the strangest things and then corrects itself.  The story that made an impact in my thinking was the astrologer that related that the surgery that he needed was only possible during the last few days before Mercury goes direct.  The surgery was successful until the last moment when the assistant dropped an implement on the patient’s stomach which caused a small hole which needed to be mended.  This made me wonder and to rethink about my own experiences with retrograde.  As careful and cautious that I am during this period, are some of the problems and disasters caused by other people and not just by our own carelessness?  If so, are the other planets that retrograde causing problems created by others, and not necessarily by ourselves?

I have always considered Mercury a neutral planet and more benefic then malefic when in aspect to the other planets, but during retrograde can be a mild malefic.  As the other planets retrograde the effect is least noticeable for individuals, and more noticeable as a group.  But I wonder is that realistic, or is it that we just don’t notice or pay enough attention to the other retrogrades?  Thinking about the other retrograde planets I began to wonder what thoughts would describe the situation in how others affect us during this period.  Depending on what element, a retrograde planet is in, determines the delineation; if it’s an earth sign then it would deal more with the physical and material plane.  In the air sign, it would deal with mental activity, intelligence and ideas.  In the water signs it would deal with emotions and feelings and in the fire sign with action, motivation and passion.  The followings are my thoughts and something to think about concerning the other planets when they are in retrograde.

Mercury Retrograde

Are you always being told what to think and how to do things?  Do you find people telling you things that seem insensitive to your feelings?  Do you receive emails and texting that makes no sense at all?

Venus Retrograde

Are others always trying to hook you up with the right partner, or telling you what kind of person is most suited for you to date?  Are you constantly told how to decorate your abode and are criticized for the outfits you choose to wear?

Mars Retrograde

Is everything in your environment moving faster then you wish it would?  Is the energy around you constantly in motion without a moments pause to smell the roses?  Are there arguments and disagreements at every meeting you attend?

Jupiter Retrograde

Are you always being assign to do charity work at the work place?  Is your time always spent in helping others, when you rather do something for your self for a change?  Are you forced into groups to find the real spiritual you?

Saturn Retrograde

Are you constantly being told how to structure your life to be more efficient and self sufficient?  Is your life kept to a routine you haven’t decided for yourself?  Are you constantly told to reexamine yourself to make sure you are on the right track?

Uranus Retrograde

Do you go to the company meeting well prepare to give a lecture on a selected topic and find out it has been change without notifying you?  Have you gone to a party that was supposed to be dressy and you find everyone in jeans?

Neptune Retrograde

Have you gone to a company think tank meeting and been told you have no vision?  Or gone to a party and you hook up with someone you really like, but had to listen all night long to their wild and strange ideas?

Pluto Retrograde

Have you ever gone to a company meeting with an idea and came out of the meeting with a project that was so different and unlike what you started with, that you felt embarrassed to have your name connected to it?

I am not sure what I said above has any validity for you, but for me it does and I am certainly going to pay more attention to all the planets when they go retrograde, as I realized that many of the frustrations that happens during Mercury retrograde are instigated by others, whether human or inanimate objects like the computer and the car etc..

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