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Planetary news this week: November 13, 2017 including the Big Venus/Jupiter Conjunction!

November 13, 2017
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Planetary news this week: November 13, 2017 including the Big Venus/Jupiter Conjunction!

If you follow the astrological news you may have heard about an important Venus/Jupiter conjunction taking place right now.  Venus and Jupiter align every year or two so that alone is not news, but as Steven Forrest explains, "In a word, the answer is declination. At the moment of the exact conjunction, this time there...
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Planetary news this week: November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017
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Planetary news this week: November 7, 2017

Saturn (discipline and hard work) and Uranus (innovation and change) are dancing in the sky right now - a harmonious combination that  brings inspiration and an ability to think outside the box while being able to remain organized and focused.  This can help us in all kinds of ways, from expanding a spiritual practice to...
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The astrology of the US addiction to guns, 2017 edition

November 6, 2017
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The astrology of the US addiction to guns, 2017 edition

Much of this article is reposted from a post from 2013.  Since then we have had the worst mass shootings in US history:  Las Vegas, Oct 2017: 58 dead Orlando, June 2016: 49 dead Virginia Tech, Apr 2007: 32 dead Sandy Hook, Dec 2012: 27 dead Texas church, Nov 2017: 26 dead Everywhere you...
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Sunday Inspiration: The Beauty of Nothingness

November 5, 2017
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Sunday Inspiration: The Beauty of Nothingness

Nothingness is the sister of possibility. It makes an urgent space for that which is new, surprising, and unexpected. When you feel nothingness and emptiness gnawing at your life, there is no need to despair. This is a call from your soul, awakening your life to new possibilities. John O'Donohue Excerpt from ANAM CARA

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The Taurus Full Moon showers blessings on November 4, 2017

November 4, 2017
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The Taurus Full Moon showers blessings on November 4, 2017

A glorious Full Moon in Taurus showers its blessings on November 4th. Ruled by Venus, Taurus calls upon us to put aside the extremes of our ideas and emotions and find a harmonious balance of peace and comfort. Venus is well known for its association with love and beauty, but also governs the manner...
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Planetary news this week: October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017
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Planetary news this week: October 30, 2017

I'm busily writing the November Planetary Illuminations report, but here is the forecast for the week ahead: Mercury (mind and communication) is in Scorpio right now, taking no prisoners and speaking Truth to power. Mercury forms a square to the lunar nodes (the soul's evolutionary journey from past to future) on October 30th, forcing...
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Gender identity in the birthchart: A peek into the Aquarian Age

October 25, 2017
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Gender identity in the birthchart: A peek into the Aquarian Age

I've been listening to archived episodes of Chris Brennan's excellent astrology podcast which has generated a lot of blog ideas.  One of the more interesting episodes was this one on sexual orientation which features astrologer Christopher Renstrom.  Chris and Christopher discuss a wide range of ideas from a historical perspective which I found very...
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Planetary news this week: October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017
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Planetary news this week: October 23, 2017

This week brings some shifts in energies as the Sun moves into Scorpio, beginning the Scorpio season of darkness, myth and magic.  With the mind already processing the inner workings of the psyche now that Mercury is in Scorpio, and Jupiter's entry into Scorpio squeezes out the nasty secrets in the entertainment business as...
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Libra New Moon, October 19 2017: Finding balance in the midst of chaos

October 19, 2017
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Libra New Moon, October 19 2017:  Finding balance in the midst of chaos

(See the end of the post for the geeky astrological details) The New Moon is the darkest time of the lunar cycle - the time when there is no lunar light. The Sun and Moon are in exact alignment in the sky, at the same degree, and the lunar light is obscured by the...
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