Thursday, 19 March 2015
|Picture from Big Sky Astrology|
Despite the fact that the common definition of astrology tends to revolve around the ability to predict the future, the actual function of the ancient art is more to do with keeping track of cycles. All the planets have very predictable orbits that are calculated by astronomers and interpreted by astrologers.
This week there are a few significant cycles worth noting.
Firstly, two of the furthest planets from the sun, Uranus and Pluto have just completed a quarter of significant cycle. This cycle started in the early 1960s and has the astrological world abuzz with the importance. Simply put, it means some of the ideas of the 1960s are being challenged and put to the test. Astrologers work in different ways and therefore different opinions will be very common. My personal take on this event is that we, as a society, need to consider how we handle our technology. In particular, in my opinion, is the effect of the internet on our children. Do we need more control or more freedom? These are important questions we should be asking ourselves during this time.
Secondly, no doubt you’ve heard about tomorrow’s total eclipse. Eclipses are not “rare” as they can happen up to seven times per year (but usually only four). But what makes tomorrow’s eclipse special is that it takes place on the final degree of the zodiac. It is kind of the reincarnation point, the moment just before a re-birth. Many of us may be experiencing the need to let go of the old ways of doing things and clearing space for fresh experiences. Even if you don’t “believe” in astrology, you may find it helpful to have a little ceremonial clear out to make way for new, more up to date circumstances.
Just a few hours after the eclipse, the sun crosses the vernal equinox. For us in the western hemisphere, this means warmer weather, longer days and a freshening of the spirit that can only come once winter has been banished. The proximity of the eclipse and the vernal equinox is surely an opportunity to set aside our assumptions and see the world through the eyes of innocence.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
As the Moon in Scorpio approaches Saturn in Sagittarius later in the day, we may have the feeling of restlessness and perhaps frustration: we should be expanding our horizons but duty and obligations make us feel weighted down. This is a good time to a get a "feel" for our limitations. Ask yourself what you need to feel free and then explore your options. You are likely to discover you have far more avenues than you have ever thought.
The Moon is in the last quarter phase so you should be winding down the targets you set for yourself for this lunar phase. New ideas should be implemented in about one week's time.
A good sift through your shared resources is something that it is needed. Joint incomes, taxes inheritances and policies such as insurances should be double checked.
Other people may seem to be influencing you far more than they should. Before you make decisions, ensure what you want is truly being considered.
You hate secrets and other people know this. So today you may feel as if you are deliberately being kept out of the loop. Don't take offence because you are better off being blissfully ignorant.
Children are a concern for you and it is easy to be a little heavy handed. You want to nurture and take care of everyone but you must bear in mind you can't control everything.
If being regal means keeping a stiff upper lip then surely you deserve to were your crown today. Your chance to speak your mind will come but today is a good day simply to observe.
You are choosing your words very carefully indeed today because you are very sensitive to the fact that what you say has such a profound affect on others. This is a very good move.
You don't really like to think you don't have enough money to enjoy all the good things life has to offer. Yet today, insecurity seems to be creeping in. Listen to your intuition when it comes to money.
You are hyper aware of your self image. You don't like the limelight yet you are thrust into it. Drop your guard, enjoy the attention and get what you can out of it.
It's easy to be paranoid when there seems to be so much going on behind your back. Yes, people are talking about you but you will have your chance to speak very soon. Bear with it.
It's a great day to talk business amongst friends and other affiliates, You have your pulse on finances and have great intuition for bad deals or other drains of resources.
Your boss is putty in your hands. You've made a great impression on those in authority over you and should be able to use your intuition to get ahead or at least make the plans to move on.
You have your eye on the ball and nothing is going to distract you. Your long term vision is excellent today and a little focus on long term goals will reap great benefits.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
I'm still behind! Arrrrgggggg. . .
OK, so now we are at an ashram in Rishikesh in India (where the Beatles travelled to in the 1960s!!). The ashram is beautiful if a little rustic: the accommodation is basic as is the food but the meditation sessions have been incredible!! But the internet has been a little, um, competitive and therefore slow.
I will share a photo. This is of me wearing the gold and diamond necklace and emerald and diamond earrings given to me by my host at the Krishnamirti Institute as a prize for "Best International Astrologer 2015". I am, of course, bursting with pride and wanted to share with you the benefits of embracing your Jupiter transits. I'm so glad I had the faith to let go of a situation that simply was not working for me and accepting a few months of uncertainty. I've had to re-shift goals and re-prioritise certain objectives but overall, well. . . just look at the benefits!
Really sorry if you've been dropping in for daily horoscopes and they haven't been posted!! I am still in India and have been busy at the Silver Jubilee of the Krishnamirti Astrology Seminar! And I have news. . .yours truly was voted "Best International Astrologer, 2015" by the Krishnamirti Institute. Being the ever good astrologer (a-hem), I of course immediately checked the ephemeris for the moment I was called up on stage--and yes, yes, yes my progressed Moon in conjunct Algol!! So far my head remains firmly attached to my shoulders! And of course, as I have always said, Algol doesn't always mean a literal decapitation (thank goodness). It also signals that my progressed Moon will be moving out of Taurus for me soon and into the much more comfortable sign (for me, being a Mercurial person) of Gemini and will leave the 12th house shortly afterward. The photo shows me collecting the second certificate and trophy for honourary Jyotish Master of Astrology. Of course I am just absolutely delighted.
As for the star signs--I don't think there's much point in publishing them after the day. I will try to catch up and keep up. I will post a few more photos from the conference for Monday. Do forgive me for being a naughty (if very busy), reluctant star sign columnist!!
By the way, if you're missing the column, I would love it if you could leave a comment. Otherwise I might be able to use the excuse not enough people are interested and therefore it is not worth my time writing them! Thanks x
Saturday, 7 February 2015
I am having the time of my life here in India. Yesterday, the international delegates were honoured with special sashes, loaded up with beautiful presents and treated like celebrities (we were in photographed in the bathroom!!).
It's a bit of a tense day out there--take it easy and see you tomorrow!
If you're feeling restless and irritable today, try channelling some of that pent up energy into something creative: write or play some music, dance like a no one is watching or, if you'd really like a challenge, spend some quiet moments in meditation.
Spending time with friends is not that quiet activity you had anticipated. It may seem as if everyone is at each other's throats. It may not be because they don't like each other--rather it could be there's some unrequited love going on.
They say home is where the heart is but in your case, home may also be where the conflict is! Although a little banter is something you enjoy, if the heat gets to be too much, make a hasty exit before you make things worse.
It may seem as if people are deliberately winding you up--and they are! Arguments around you should be taken with a pinch of salt. They will blow over eventually but it's you that will be holding the grudges (don't!).
Fall outs over money are very likely scenarios (note the plural!) today so do some damage limitation by being clear from the start about what you are willing to invest. Don't make financial promises you cannot keep.
You're in full on perfectionist mode and to be honest, you're going to get on everyone's nerves. Try to keep your OCD tendencies to yourself today--no one needs you to add extra pressure today.
Sometimes it's a good thing to want to withdraw away from everyone and have a little privacy. And that's absolutely fine--but do come out to see what everyone else is up to or you might miss out on something important.
You're feeling romantic but your other half isn't. Or you put your best moves on and get the push. It isn't that the other person doesn't see your potential, it simply isn't the right time to make your amorous intentions known.
You're not known for your subtleness and usually others can accept that. But today is not a good day to push things emotionally, particularly in the workplace. If you do, you'll come across as extremely insensitive and it simply won't be remembered as one of your better moves.
It's a day to blurt out what you really want. The sky's the limit and all you really need t do is make it what you want. You'll find others are receptive to your needs (don't forget your manners!).
Spending money and flashing your cash is not going to go down well with your other half. Put your wallet away and spend some quiet time reviewing shared finances or maybe even taking on some advice about what to for financial security.
People aren't used to seeing you at your pushy best and that's okay. What isn't okay is leaving your mess everywhere so someone else has to deal with it. Clean up as you go along and everything will be absolutely fine.
Thursday, 5 February 2015
Having an amazing time in India! We went to the very famous temple of Kali which was hot, crowded and full of so-called 'holy men' trying to get as much money out of us as they could (and this was when most of the group were native speakers!!). It was all worth it though as people kept staring at us Westerners in awe when they realised where we have been! I'd say that's a pretty good manifestation of Full Moon conjunct Jupiter!!
Why work hard if you can get others to do the
In order to keep the peace, you may be tempted to just give in to the demands of others. It just seems too pointless to put up a fight over something that really doesn't matter.
You usually prefer cold, hard facts to emotions but today's events require that you balance intuition with facts. It's a hard call but it's something you need to get to grips with.
If you could actually be bothered to be bothered you might actually be bothered. Yes, it means about that much to you. Try to act a little interested though or you'll hurt someone's feelings.
There's no denying that people like you and are attracted to your warmth and friendliness. But it must be said, your generosity is something that others also like--protect yourself from being taken advantage of.
Making a difficult decision requires the assistance of a few good friends, a bit of chocolate and a healthy helping of a home cooked favourite. Treat yourself!
There's so much to do, it is easy to lose yourself in your hectic schedule. Make a list, prioritise and do what is most important. Don't worry about little things.
It's really time to think about getting rid of those relationships that no longer serve a useful function. These days you like to travel lightly and it's time to let go of the clingers.
If you feel you are not important to the boss, it's probably true. You've been working hard but perhaps you're not making the impression you hope to make. If you haven't had a result by now, you're not likely to in the future.
People need you but it is important that others acknowledge what you do rather than just use you for the skills and services you provide. Don't be afraid to ask for what you need.
You like to think you don't actually anyone but wouldn't it be nice to feel appreciated? There's no harm in asking for a little love and affection every now and again, you know!
You may be feeling torn between helping out your fellow man and just getting a big piece of cheesecake and having the whole thing to yourself. Tough call!