Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Venus Retrograde at the Eclipse

I got an anonymous comment regarding my post last week in which the person said I should have spoken more about Venus being in retrograde during the lunar eclipse. OK so here we go. A retrograde is when a planet appears to be going backwards in the sky. Astronomically, Venus is passing between the Sun and Moon. Venus is the epitome of feminine energy and deals with beauty, art, sex and, oh yes, money. The Moon is our emotional barometer and the Sun is our inner drive - our internal energy engine. Venus is in Gemini, the sign that controls contracts, communications and the flow of money - the system of money. So we have sex, money and emotions all in a backwards motion. Venus retrograde is a time where you might find some karmic romantic relationships popping up or find issues that you have buried coming home to roost. Don't be surprised to have karmic issues surrounding money and love. When the eclipse happened all sorts of emotional baggage came up surrounding money and contracts because of the Gemini influence - hello Facebook IPO! Venus will stay in retrograde until June 5 so watch for this energy to persist until then. Watch your money, watch your love life and look out for karma until then!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lunar Eclipse June 4.

Now that we have just come through the solar eclipse we are gearing up for the lunar one! A partial lunar eclipse will take place on June 4, 2012. Although it will only be visible in Europe, East Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific and a small portion of the Americas the energy will be felt by all of us. An eclipse of the Moon takes place when the Moon is "full" and can only occur ifthe Moon passes through some portion of the Earth's shadow. The closer the Moon is to the center of the shadow, the more total the eclipse. Astrologicaly speaking a lunar eclipse is a great time for new beginnings mostly because it can bring about some hum dinger of endings. When the Moon is "full" it is opposite the Sun - so there is a disconnect between emotions and action. It can be a time when all of those annoying little things at work or in a partner really hit home. If you are born during a lunar eclipse expect to have some emotional explosions throughout your life as you will be wrestling with this emotiona-action energy during your lifetime. So if you want to avoid fights or lose your job - hang tight for a few days around the eclipse! Then again if you are itching for a fight.........................

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Awakening Our Solar Feminine"

Please join me and many others in the shared space of our human hearts for a special Live Experiential Meditation: This is being sponsored by my great Astrology teacher Adam Gainsburg.* "Awakening Our Solar Feminine" "The most rare astronomical event visible to the naked eye is the visible procession of Venus across the disc of our Sun. Occurring only every 120 years in pairs of two, this June 5/6 is the second event within the current 8 year window (the first was in 2004). Join sky astrologer Adam Gainsburg and the Panacea Community with the full presence of your heart in this rare, unique event. Adam will explain some of the astronomy and the astrology behind this event, answer questions and lead an experiential meditation to connect to and embrace your inner Solar Feminine archetype. It is She who leads us to our greatest contribution to an improved world from the truth of our bodies and hearts." Freely open to everyone. *Adam is the originator of an elegant breath meditation practice, known as Breath of the Soul®. Consistent with Adam’s style of integrating ancient techniques into our current post-postmodern world, Breath of the Soul evolves classic pranayama into a viable daily practice at any time of day or night. As a leading US astrologer, Adam's books, classes and trainings re-ignite the sentient interface of astrology and astronomy within our body so that his clients gain direct experience of their unique birth chart within the vastness of their human heart experience. He maintains a private consulting practice focused on our deeper evolution, greater intimacy as our own higher consciousness, and supporting the conscious, joyful integration of the two. He’s authored four CDs, numerous mp3′s and videos, as well as four astrology books, the most recent of which presents a full system for empowering our inner feminine (men and women) into our life's dharma.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saturn still in retrograde

Saturn will remain in retrograde until June 25th. Saturn rules structure, form, authority figures, and the bones - everything that keeps things in their place. When it is in retrograde, it is a good time to analyze those areas of life where we have responsibilities, projects to finish, projects to start, commitments we have to keep. This is a perfect time to see if we have taken on too much or if we should let a project go. How are we using our time? Saturn is all about time. Go through your "to do" list and weed out what you really don't have to do - and things you have been doing forever out of an old sense of "I have to do this." This is not a good time to start new projects - it is better that you weed out the old and plan for the future - plan for a new start. Reorganize, rejuvenate and re-evaluate and be ready to start fresh with new plans and new projects when it goes straight again on June 25th!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Oh Stop Grumbling

I got a call from a friend yesterday. "What the heck is going on - it is a horrible day for everyone here?" Well calls like that send me right to my friendly computer to divine the answers from on high - yes, from Microsoft. Well there it was in black and white, sort of. The Moon is now conjuncting Saturn and it is "full" too boot.
Look to the left of the chart. See the crescent shape of the Moon sitting right next to the funky H, the symbol for Saturn? They are conjunct one another - meaning the influence of Saturn is all over the poor little Moon. Now is a "bad" thing but it does constrict things and can have a very depressive influence. So if the Moon rules emotions and Saturn is beating up on it - do you see where grumpiness can ensue? Don't worry the Moon is a fast mover, it will be pulling away in a day or two. P.S. You can tell when the Moon is "full" when it is across from the Sun - the Sun is the circle with a dot in the middle. The further from the Sun, the more the Moon can "shine."

Karmic Astrology by Joan's Fan Box