Horoscope Current Week: January 15 to 21, 2018

agricultureThis weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope Previous Week: January 8 to 14, 2018

2018 haunted castle 859390 640This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

How Can We Transcend Our Natal Charts?

How Can We Transcend Our Natal Charts?An important principle of depth astrology is that we can transcend our charts. As we develop a center within ourselves, learn to trust our inner guidance, and become more attuned to universal energies, we are less at the mercy of the stresses indicated by our planetary positions.

Mars in Aquarius: We Are the Battleground!

Mars in Aquarius: We Are the Battleground!While Mars enters Uranian realms and Uranus travels through Mars-ruled Aries, these two powerhouse planets join forces to wake us up and keep us moving whether we like it or not! Mars in Aquarius demands that we act in the interests of the whole, not the individual self.

Life, Love, and a New Moon in Libra

Life, Love, and a New Moon in LibraWe may be beset with all kinds of desires, passions, certainties and non-negotiables at the moment. Ice cold clarity is in the air. We are seeing, perhaps for the first time, the truth of our lives, of the false selves we have worked so hard to sustain, and the real Self neglected in the wings.

From Darkness Into Light: This Solar Eclipse is a Wake-Up Call

From Darkness Into Light: This Solar Eclipse is a Wake-Up CallThis solar eclipse highlights the adventure of living in the material world whilst embracing the unseen realms of energy and essence. This is the path of the everyday mystic who lives in communion with the divine whilst scrubbing the floor and fingernails, paying bills, earning a wage and putting out the rubbish. However we experience this eclipse at a personal level, the fundamental message will be the same...

Our Sacred Duty to Choose Well: The Message of Mercury Retrograde in Virgo

Our Sacred DutyIf there are difficult conversations to be had, the next three weeks may just be the time to have them, even though Mercury retrograde is usually characterised as bad for communication. In fact, painting it as such is just a simplification of a far more complex landscape. So bear in mind that whatever you read about this particular passage of Mercury Retrograde...

Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times

Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense TimesWe live in intense times: intensely unpredictable, intensely beautiful, intensely unsettling, intensely transformational. Both the best and the worst are rising to the surface, revealed in their fullness for all to behold. These are times of opportunity, when we can change the course of so much and...

Sharing the True Self: Reflections on the New Moon

Sharing the True Self: Reflections on the New MoonThis New Moon augurs unexpected developments that may surprisingly ease progress despite conditions that indicate the opposite! Take nothing at face value right now. Remember, the universe is born of its own design... We simply cannot see the whole picture and much is destined to remain a mystery.

Redefining Ourselves: We Have Changed Beyond Recognition

Redefining Ourselves: We Have Changed Beyond RecognitionMarch continues and expands upon the central theme of February: the need to overcome complacency and take full responsibility for our lives, refusing to allow the future to be shaped by self-pity, stubborn resistance to change, or fearful avoidance of living life to its fullest. Remember: we have changed beyond recognition in recent years.

It's February: Time to Wake Up and Smell The Coffee

february varcas 2 2February may feel a lot more like the start of a new year than January did! With Mercury retrograde through much of last month we may have been busy tying up loose ends, sorting through matters that we thought were done and dusted and generally clearing the decks of unfinished business, be it practical, emotional or spiritual.

Preparing to Begin: January 2016

Preparing to Begin: January 2016This January is very much a month of getting down to business whether that means sorting out cupboards, paying outstanding bills, catching up on correspondence or deciding, once and for all, which bits of our life we’re definitely going to sort out his year! Don’t overlook the power of such seemingly inconsequential activities...

Within the Web of Awakening: December 2015

Within the Web of AwakeningDecember begins, fittingly perhaps, with reflection and blasts from the past, reminding us that we don’t leave our former selves behind as we change and grow, but instead better assimilate them into the fuller, more authentic and effective self that arises out of deep enquiry.

September 2015: Be Life, Don’t Just Live It!

September 2015: Be Life, Don’t Just Live It!Welcome to one of the most powerful months of 2015! With two eclipses, one occurring at a Super Moon, Mercury turning retrograde, Saturn entering Sagittarius, Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn and Venus completing its retrograde journey through Leo, there’s something for everyone and not a dull moment!

August 2015: Small Acts Carry Great Power and Profound Influence

August 2015: Small Acts and Tiny Steps Carry Great Power and Profound Influence‘Gently does it’ is probably the best advice for the coming month, not to be confused with ‘don’t do anything’, which is most definitely not! There’s much to be done throughout August, as we initiate action on some of our recent plans, remedying a lack of earth energy since mid May. August may begin to feel like something of a ‘back down to earth with a bump’ month!

Independently Entwined: Venus Retrograde 25th July – 6th September 2015

Independently Entwined: Venus Retrograde 25th July – 6th September 2015Venus in Leo is flamboyant and demonstrative, passionate and radiant, but in the subtle shaping hands of Virgo she knows that the most reliable self-confidence is born of detailed self-knowledge: familiarity with the twists and turns of one’s psyche and their influence upon our well-being and relationships. When retrograde, Venus reveals the underbelly of those relationships...

Creative Awakening throughout the month of June

Creative Awakening throughout the month of JuneThe month ahead comes with a fluid and creative underlying energy, gentle yet powerful, bringing to mind deep currents beneath a still surface. It’s time to embrace our creativity whatever that means for us. We don’t have to be Picasso or Beethoven to do this. No ‘talent’ is needed, no standards to be met.

Mercury Retrograde and The Great Attractor

Mercury Retrograde and The Great AttractorMercury stationed retrograde at 1:44 am GMT on 19th May 2015, and remains in its own sign, Gemini, throughout its retrograde passage. Practically speaking, this is an inquisitive Mercury, seeking information and answers, reviewing events of the past three months, wondering about relationships and connections with others and generally taking stock and sorting through unfinished business. It efficiently clears the decks of outstanding matters, enabling positive progress in the months to come.

Choosing the Cliff Edge: Life After the Uranus/Pluto Square

Choosing the Cliff Edge: Life After the Uranus/Pluto SquareMany people have been shaken awake, forced to confront themselves and their lives, the consequences of choices previously made and the impact of living a half-life in the shadows of possibility for so long. It has been a time of both trauma and ecstasy, challenge and liberation. The initiation into the Aquarian Age has well and truly begun.

Wiping the Slate Clean

February 2015: Wiping the Slate CleanFebruary looks set to be one of the most powerful months of the year. The change demanded by the burgeoning Aquarian Age blows apart preconceptions and prejudices, challenges long held notions of right and wrong and upholds Truth with a capital ‘T’ in the face of half truths, deceptions and lies so cosy and familiar we barely know they’re there...

Emotions and Your Moon Sign

Emotions and Your Moon Sign

The Moon, in the astrological chart, can help us understand how we deal with our emotions. It show how comfortable we are with dependency, how we take care of others, gratify their needs, and how we accept those same needs in ourselves. Can we tolerate feeling dependent and actively go out to get those needs met?

Don’t React, Reflect!

January 2015: Don’t React, Reflect!

This month we must look around with fresh eyes at those aspects of our lives we know best – be they physical possessions, thoughts, feelings or attachments – to establish which have outlived their usefulness...

Playing Our Part for the Planet

December 2014: Playing Our Part for the PlanetThis month begins with an opportunity to look after each other and recognise the vulnerability of our shared humanity. We all have our own personal battles to fight, our fears and anxieties, shame and grief. No one is immune to these fundamental challenges...

Inside Out Change

November 2014: Inside Out ChangeIn November, Pluto aligns with Uranus and Chiron for a relationship which continues until February 2015. This alignment points a way through challenges and out the other side. It invites us to actively engage with any areas of struggle in our lives now and to do so with a wholehearted commitment to...

Patient Compassion and Compassionate Patience

October 2014: Patient Compassion and Compassionate Patience

The first week of October plays out against the backdrop of a square between Mars and Chiron which reminds us that the imperative to heal comes hand in hand with the responsibility to do so not for our own personal gain but to ultimately bring the collective back into a state of balance...

Times They Are A-Changin’

September 2014: Times They Are A-Changin’After the intense pressure (both positive and negative) many have experienced during August, September 2014 comes as something of a relief! It offers a break of sorts during which we can catch our breath, take some time out and settle into our ‘new normal’.

Super Moon, Super Month!

August 2014: Super Moon, Super Month!The first week of August 2014 is characterized by a combination of sensitivity and inner drive which could turn us into something of a martyr if we let it, but come August 4th, Neptune begins to lend a helping hand reminding us that sometimes the best progress is made when we take our foot off the accelerator and allow...

The Mystery of Free Will: Aquarius and the Awakening of Consciousness

The Mystery of Free Will: Aquarius and the Awakening of Consciousness

As a spiritual force in humanity's evolution, the Aquarian Age is important on several levels. It can open us to a reconciliation of our divine and human natures, by ushering in a more practical approach that manifests our spirituality in everyday contexts. But another aspect of this era's spiritual importance centers on the mysterious principle of free will.

2014: Mercury Retrograde Awareness

Marcury Retrograde Awareness by Erin Sullivan

When we struggle against the inevitable, or strive to alter the unavoidable timing of Mercury, we oppose the tao of existence. Therefore, understanding the principles of transiting Mercury retrograde as it moves through the elements maximizes potential within a natural rhythm.

2012: Nemesis or Enlightenment?

2012: Nemesis or Enlightenment? by Mike Bara

There do appear to be two astrological configurations which argue that December 21st, 2012 will be a nexus point or at least the beginning of a significant transition for humanity. The chart indicates that our consciousness will be in state of conflict. We will face many choices about our...

Never Date A Capricorn

Never Date A Capricorn - Capricorn TraitsAre you in the market for a lover who's ultra responsible, In Charge, and Right On Top Of Things? In other words, a workaholic who takes their organizer, cell-phone, and portable fax machine everywhere

Never Date A Sagittarius

Never Date A Sagittarius - Sagittarius Traits

Getting a Sag to fall for you is a piece of cake. They're really good at falling, tripping, stumbling, etc. In fact, Sags can injure themselves worse just walking down the street than most

Never Date A Scorpio

Never Date A Scorpio - Scorpio TraitsLooking for a lover who will automatically suspect you of lying at all times? Someone who will be obsessively jealous of everyone around you, regardless of their age or sex?

Never Date A Virgo

Never Date A Virgo - Virgo TraitsIf you're thinking of dating a Virgo, your best bet is to invest in a lint brush, some spearmint dental floss, and an expensive pair of double-thick, lined, sanitized, yellow rubber gloves.

Never Date A Leo

Never Date A Leo - Leo TraitsLooking for an easygoing, low-maintenance, and independent partner? Someone who can always roll with the punches, never takes anything personally, and is always able to separate their ego from the situation at hand?

Never Date A Cancer

Never Date A Cancer - Cancer TraitsCancers are known to be private types who are fond of their homes and very, very tight with their families. Don't ask them any personal questions for at least a year, regardless of whether or not you're married by then.

The Moon Rules Our Need for Security

moon and security

The Moon rules your basic sense of security, which early parenting influences in a crucial but unconscious way. It comes from the way the infant is held, how it is fed, and how it is responded to when it cries -- whether all these things are done with love, with anxiety, with indifference, or even with hostility.

Your Moon Sign: How To Deal with Emotions

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The Moon in our chart shows our emotions and how we deal with them, as well as how we respond to the emotions of people around us. This relates back to the nurturing we had as a very young child. How well our parents responded to our emotional expressions has a great deal to do with...

The Solar or Yearly Cycle

solar and yearly cycle

Like the moon, the sun exerts a cyclic pull on us, but the pull is much stronger -- it's what keeps the earth in orbit, determines the seasons, and keeps us all alive. The sun's cycle, 365+ days, serves very much as an overall personal energy and health cycle and often determines...

Paying Attention: Signs & Wonders

Paying Attention: Signs & Wonders, article by Mike Bara

As I look forward, I (like the Maya and the Hopi long before me) feel change in the air. We all want to know what will happen in 2012, and the truth is that what will happen is already happening. The number of unusual astronomical events taking place in the next couple of years (all of which were known by the Maya centuries ago)...

Mercury Retrograde Awareness: 2011-2012

Marcury Retrograde Awareness by Erin Sullivan

When we struggle against the inevitable, or strive to alter the unavoidable timing of Mercury, we oppose the tao of existence. Therefore, understanding the principles of transiting Mercury retrograde as it moves through the elements maximizes potential within a natural rhythm.

Can The Full Moon Affect Human Behavior?

Can The Full Moon Affect Human Behavior

The extensive cycle research of the past thirty years... has established numerous links between regularly occurring human behavior and external natural cycles ranging from weather and solar radiation to phases of the moon and planetary cycles.

May 2009 Alignment: Jupiter's Role

Jupiter's involvement in the May 2009 alignment with Neptune and Chiron means that, at the very least, it will be that much more difficult for us to ignore the primary directives of the alignment. But we can also explore what his presence in Aquarius might indicate and how else this vast planet's involvement might...

May 2009 Alignment: Chiron in Aquarius

The promise of Chiron is that as we learn to heal and release the fears and misperceptions related to issues of rejection and abandonment, we also build a bridge to spiritual enlightenment. This is mirrored in physicality by the fact that Chiron's orbit lies primarily between Saturn and Uranus, and so acts as a stepping stone...

May 2009 Alignment: Neptune

This article, while containing information that may be useful for everyone, is written specifically for those who have Pluto positioned between 25 and 27 degrees of Leo in their birth charts. This includes those born between Sept. 1954 and Feb. 1955, between July and Sept. 1955, and...

The Four Elements

Everyday language has two contradictory opinions about relationships. On the one hand it says that "birds of a feather flock together", but then there is also the following expression: "opposites attract". So which of these two elemental theories should we believe?

Accessing Lunar Cycles

The lunar cycle has a definite influence upon the human psyche. Scientific psychological studies have demonstrated the powerful effect of this cycle upon human behavior -- the full Moon coinciding with more extreme anxiety, tension, sensitivity, and other pathological conditions. On the positive side, more physically speedy and energized, and on the negative side...

Virgo The Path of Service

On the transcendental level, Virgo governs karma yoga, the path of service extended to all beings. By coming to know the needs of others and learning how best to satisfy their natural desires, we experience the unity of each and every creature woven into the web of life.

Aquarius Change & Reform

Perennial non-conformists, the natives of winter's second astrological month are reform minded, protective of individual liberties, and in search of the truth no matter what consequences await them at the end of their quest.

Capricorn Organization & Efficiency

A practical earth sign, Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) is the month when fanciful dreams become well-plotted schemes. It took Benjamin Franklin (born Jan. 17, 1706) to proffer the adage that a "penny saved is a penny earned". Capricorns love to master the moment and set up systems which seem capable of lasting forever.

Pisces Idealism and Revival of Spirit

As the twelfth and final spoke in the astrological wheel, it is up to Pisces to break things down into their subtlest forms. Governed by cloud-enshrouded Neptune, the sign of the Fish is associated with refined spiritual energies on the transcendent level.

Returning Soul to Astrology

If the abundance of books on a specific subject measures the pulse of popular culture, there is a seeming revival of soul as a topic of cultural interest. The immense profusion of these works suggests a renewed claim to bring soul back to the attention of the postmodern consciousness, to reawaken the sacred in our everyday lives. But what is soul and what does it mean to suffer its loss?

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