Archive for May, 2011
The eclipses are coming fast and I’ve been writing quite a bit about them in other places. Will write more later as each one hits.
If you would like to know if these eclipses are hitting you in some “tender” spots, I’m doing special mini-eclipse reports for $25/one eclipse; $35/two; $45/three. The dates are June 1st, Solar Eclipse in Gemini; June 15th, Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius and July 1st, Solar Eclipse in Cancer.
Just email me or call: email@example.com
Found this piece from a very respected astrologer, April Kent on her site at Big Sky Astrology:
“•Eclipse aspecting the natal Sun: If life is a movie, the Sun is the protagonist – however flawed – for whom we cheer. Each of us is born to be the hero of our own life story; but often, timidity or false modesty persuades us to hand over that role to others. When eclipses aspect your natal Sun, you are thrust into the starring role – and if you’re not used to it, that can be uncomfortable.
•Eclipses aspecting the natal Moon – From the moment we’re ripped from mom’s womb, we seek to reclaim the security and safety that we knew there. We feather our nests, stock the pantry with foods we like, and surround ourselves with people who make us feel comfortable. But when eclipses aspect the natal Moon, something – a new living situation, a change in health – may leave you feeling as exposed as a crab with her shell cracked open.
•Eclipses aspecting Mercury: How do you define yourself? Usually, it begins with a name. Then, with your rank in the family pecking order, on the playground, in the workplace. Finally, numbers (grades in school, numbers on a paycheck) define you. When eclipses aspect natal Mercury, the god of definition, prepare for a change in your name, rank, or serial number – and for a change in how you define yourself.
•Eclipses aspecting Venus: If only each of us were endowed with flawless confidence, great relationships, bountiful self-esteem, and oodles of cash! Eclipse aspects to Venus remind us that world will not always give us the treatment, whether kind or cruel, that we think we deserve.
•Eclipses aspecting Mars: Mars is a trained, ruthless guard dog that answers only to you. He guards you and your home, defends your reputation, and helps you get all the cool things that you want. When eclipses aspect natal Mars, the watch dog is stirred up and straining at his leash; get what’s yours, but don’t let anyone get hurt.
•Eclipses aspecting Jupiter: When was the last time you had an adventure? When eclipses aspect Jupiter, you’re itching to take a chance, to feel the thrill of being completely alive. These can be times when you overreach out of sheer optimism; but they are also moments when your life jumps tracks and starts moving in a new direction.
•Eclipses aspecting Saturn: When eclipses aspect Saturn, you may feel worn out and discouraged. Probably, you’ve outgrown your life or are playing by outdated rules. But you’ll never get anywhere by blaming others for your problems. Regardless of how things got this way, what are you going to do to make your life better?
•Eclipses aspecting Uranus: When eclipses aspect Uranus, you may feel like a misfit – and that can hurt. Recognizing who your friends are (and aren’t), and looking for a tribe that lets you be yourself, is the challenge of these eclipses.
•Eclipses aspecting Neptune: These eclipses compel you to examine your blind spots, question your faith, and dispute what you previously thought was indisputable. If you’ve been fooling yourself – like a wife who ignores the signs that her husband has strayed, or the man who is disillusioned by his womanizing guru – these eclipses can deliver a wakeup call.
•Eclipses aspecting Pluto: In each of us, there is a dark side. There are feelings that are unworthy of us – rage, jealousy, fear, covetousness. They weaken us, making us slaves to our emotions and to people who are more self-possessed. When eclipses aspect Pluto, we meet that dark self and the others who embody it for us, grappling with power and the need for control.
Combine these descriptions to better understand the sensitive points in your own chart that will be awakened by the upcoming eclipses on June 1 (solar eclipse at 11.02 Gemini), June 15, 2011 (lunar eclipse 24.23 Sagittarius), and July 1 (9 Cancer). If a planet in your birth chart, or the Ascendant/Midheaven, falls:
•between about 7 and 15 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces (June 1 eclipse) or
•between about 20 and 28 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces (June 15 eclipse), or
•between about 5 and 13 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn (July 1 eclipse),
your reflexes will be working overtime… and that arthritic knee is going to be really, really sore.”
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The Full Moon of Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio is a very special lunation, since for millennia it has been celebrated as marking the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha, said to be the first human to attain full higher awareness and then teach the truths that show all sentient Beings how to transcend suffering.
The next two weeks offer us opportunities to see a clear way to express our wisdom in a way the world can see our culture or social values, and we can be fulfilled through a greater connected compassion. Follow your feelings into ideas and visions, and then get more information before you decide or act. Keep putting one foot in front of the other, see clearly what needs to cook a while before it matures, and say goodbye to the past.
We now enter a time to finish breaking free of old rules, limitations, fears, and “shoulds.” Keep letting go of being seduced or distracted by dire visions, false equivalencies, skewed senses of perception or proportion, or a senseless defeatism. Take the initiative, use your imagination, be gently and sweetly determined, keep it simple and straightforward, and move step by careful step into walking the way into a new life, while anticipating a freer, more playful life to come.
Let go of perceptions and relationships that divert you from the ideals, values, and visions you really care about. As with past weeks, the coming two weeks are about clarity and compassion, simplicity and new openings, and grounding the new initiatives of the past dozen weeks. The peaceful, gentle wisdom patterns we’ve been generating since the New Moon will show us the results of our faith, and release powerful energies to attract and ground our current requirements.
We’ve already ended most of what needed ending and gotten rewards for doing so. Now we have new revelations, new events that will electrify everyone, and new dedications to collective ideals. Again, the peace we’ve found will result in releases of faith, and faith that helps us release old patterns.
Keep acting from your new identity, accept what you can do, and accept what you cannot influence. To echo last month, there are greater possibilities ahead than we may have suspected, or as the English Bard so aptly put it, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy….”
Walk on, accept the transforming moments that leave you in awe of Divine workings, gently offer your wisdom to others (in grand style!), and monitor your expectancies, since new horizons beckon!
-Robert Wilkinson http://www.aquariuspapers.comNo comments
Scorpio is intense and sometimes malefic. I prefer intense, it gives life richness/meaning. For today’s Full Moon you might want to watch how intense you are feeling in regards to just about everything. Conversations could get a little “heated” today, stay calm and try mediation instead. It’s a strong energy in the air and just needs a little awareness. A great day to explore, create, paint, dance, and dive into anything with passion!No comments
Sharing a brief article on Gandhi:
What Are The Seven Deadly Social Sins According to Mahatma Gandhi?
by Robert Wilkinson
Most of us have heard of the so-called 7 Deadly Sins. However, one of the greatest Beings come to Earth in centuries gave us another list, the 7 Deadly Social Sins. To find out what the “Mahatma,” or “Great Spirit” thought were the source of all of humanity’s ills, read on.
As many of you know, I believe Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi was one of the greatest Beings to walk the Earth in millennia. He was a highly spiritually evolved politician, revolutionary, and statesman, master of non-violent non-cooperation with the sources of human degradation.
This “Spiritual Father of His Country” led the Indian subcontinent to independence through demonstrating the practical efficacy of the doctrine of Ahimsa, also known as “non-violence,” or “least violence,” applied through the power of Satyagraha, or “Soul-force.” Though he was the first to admit that his tactics would work only when dealing with civilized opponents, he still strenuously insisted that each of us needed to be non-violent at our core to the degree we are able if we are to be genuine workers for peace in our world, since only peace can overcome war. While the world has known many “philosophers of peace,” He was probably one of a very few since St. Issa to articulate the doctrine of “the peaceful warrior” in pragmatic action.
Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds humanity has produced, once said of Gandhi that “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.” One of the most effective politicians in history, he demonstrated the practical truth that the way of applied Soul force using non-violent techniques is the most powerful political tool we have.
Here are the Mahatma’s 7 deadly social sins:
Wealth without Work
Pleasure without Conscience
Science without Humanity
Knowledge without Character
Politics without Principle
Commerce without Morality
Worship without Sacrifice
Sounds like most of the world’s political parties (and religions) are the source of every social ill we have on Earth. May we live to see the day when these no longer exist to plague humanity. Aum Namah Shivaya!
© Copyright 2011 Robert Wilkinson www.aquariuspapers.comNo comments
Prepare to self-indulge, it’s what Taurus is best at! But a New Moon in Taurus might just be the time that you need to look at how you don’t indulge yourself enough. Taurus, ruled by loving Venus wants you to love and indulge yourself in things that make you feel really good! If you are in any sort of battle of the wills (thanks to all those planets in Aries!) you may need to step away as Taurus energy can become quite stubborn and you may refuse to yield to anyone or thing causing more ego related problems (again, thanks to Aries). But, it’s May and it is starting to look and feel like it, so feel good and enjoy every part of your life. Skipping and humming are highly recommended.No comments