Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Moon is Void, Ofcourse

The first time I heard this expression it was from my sister who doesn't really follow astrology. She said that an old friends' mother had always said this when she was feeling extra spacey. Neither of us had any idea what it meant and we made it into a joke of an excuse: 'the moon is void of course' became 'the moon is void, ofcourse'.
Today I was entirely without motivation, energy, brain power... even still. I missed school, napped from noon to two (totally against my will, I simply couldn't keep myself awake) and could not get it together to even begin the thorough house cleaning I promised myself as the exchange for attending class. I only just got around to looking into a little of today's astro and found that the moon was in fact void of course. Voila.
The moon void of course mean's that it makes no aspects to another planet during that time. Apparently you aren't supposed to start something new under this influence as it won't last but this hasn't been much of a problem for me because I find it hard to do anything at all under this influence. The only thing I wish is that I'd known sooner because the knowledge is usually enough to let me surrender to the lazy hazy-ness and embrace the relaxation rather than constantly attempting to do things that go nowhere.
It's also times like these that I'm envious of all the people who seem to go unaffected by the astro weather, I embrace it when it's inspiring but moon void of course I could do without.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Making it Real

Mercury and Saturn are conjunct today in Libra the sign of relationships and astrologers are calling it the "make it real" aspect. I simply had to write because it's manifested a little something in my life and I can definitely feel the Saturn of it. A boy gave me his phone number. Yes, I'm a grown woman but this freaks me out. In other "make it real" efforts this is another of my own personal Mercury/Saturn themed things: saying what I think/feel even when it makes me squeamish. I don't often want to openly admit that a boy asking me to call him freaks me out but it does. I don't know why, I just sometimes want to skip ahead to where I'm positive I like him and he likes me and all the introductory stuff is out of the way. What I have to remind myself is that this part can be fun, too. It's true, a lot of people have said so....

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lucky, Lucky Me

Just came across this article and just in time as Mars is transiting my descendant (as well as getting ready to oppose my Venus, sun and ascendant). Having just entered Leo yesterday Mars is now both in my 7th house of relationships and marriage and also will be crossing my descendant line in the near future. I was thinking this would manifest as dating activity, at the very least. And have been reading a lot of astrologers "warning" of possible difficulties in relationships. Mars is both action and aggression so either or both of these things is possible. What I wouldn't have realized on my own is the lesson of Mars, which is always good to be forewarned of.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

This Is Why I Know Astrology

All day today I've been in a mood. I gave myself the day off school, something I rarely do, because I just had a feeling it was for the best. All day I've been alternately trying to understand a reason for this mood and trying to find ways to distract myself from it or work through it and yet I can't quite shake it. It's been a pretty good day, too. With the weather suddenly cooling I went to one of my favorite thrift stores in search of sweaters and found an armload of clothes which I decided I required -why not when they're $2 to $9 a piece? The store itself was absolutely insane with a lot of the territorial energy of people wanting what they haven't found yet. When I got to the registers there were absolute swarms of people. Totally out of the ordinary. When I finally got to the cashier he explained that they're having a sale and all the clothes were half off today which was awesome because as much as I did truly need some of what I had I'd been working to convince myself that I needed everything I'd decided on (I also picked up a birdcage because it was only $10 and every so often I entertain the idea of a parrot or a pair of lovebirds or something). I kept trying to figure out if all of it was somehow related to Pluto direct and/or Venus in Libra and/or the Uranus aspect and so on.
I took my dogs for a hike and ran into lots of nice people and nice dogs and it was beautiful out. But still I have this strangling feeling in my throat. Finally I remembered to check my personalized daily horoscope on astrodienst and voila. Mercury square my natal Mars. Wouldn't you know it. The general forecast today calls for revolutions in love and I get Mercury square Mars. This is a great example of why I know astrology, because whether or not I understand it I certainly can feel it. In light of all that's happening in the sky this weekend, for myself and for all of us, I'm pleased to be able to say that I think I handled it really well. Another reason I love knowing astrology -I can see when I'm growing and I can see when I'm not. I hope everyone else had an interesting day with Venus and Pluto and Uranus, I'm a little disappointed to have had such a strong aspect get in the way of my experiencing those three in a purer way.
PS: I just got a new book about Pluto, Neptune and Uranus transits and am once again really disappointed. Why is it that so many (or all???) serious astrology books talk about these transits so much as being negatively disruptive rather than positively (and evolutionarily) disruptive?! I can't read this!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mixed Messages

Olivia Bee (yes, again)

There's a hell of a lot going on these days. Pluto stationed direct yesterday and Venus is now in Libra, a sign of relationships and balance and also one of her home signs. Mars and the Sun are both about to change signs, Mars into Leo and the Sun into Libra. I don't know about you but I've been feeling some definite stirrings lately.
While Venus in Libra means good energy for us all there are also aspects inching into place that could mean something bigger than just harmonious relationships. This weekend Venus will be aligning with Uranus and Pluto which both have the energy of revolution about them. Uranus more of a lightning strike and Pluto a darker energy for whom I believe the metaphor is "change or die" which, if you know anything about spirituality, alchemy, astrology or metaphysics -mean the same thing. After all change is the death of what was. Both can cause considerable upheaval, which isn't really a bad thing but is difficult for a lot of people to process. I'll be expecting some chaos around me if not in my own life.
What I'm finding a little confusing is the many perspectives on this that I've read. There's the possibility of wild surprises in the realm of love and romance but it seems there's also some sort of required transformation in the works. I've seen some astrologers warning that if you're willing to take the chance there may be some amazing opportunities but not to expect them to be lasting, which is basically a way of saying you might get laid but you probably won't meet your future husband or wife so check your expectations for the time being.
While Libra is all about relationships Venus is also about money and what we value so let's not overlook the possibility of revolution is those areas, as well. I myself got some impromptu and very welcome encouragement today in terms of the new career I'm working to create. A lot of it having to do with assurance of all that I have to offer, which is an area I sometimes find difficult to cheer myself on in. As much as I love love (you will see) I don't want to overlook all of the other things that Venus deals with so do think also about possible revolutions to self worth, money and how it comes into your life and what you value in general.
To me this is much deeper than a flash in the pan, but then I've been told that the Pluto energy is very strong in my chart so it figures. There seems a distant and general humming underfoot, something like the sensation that a wave is about to crash and disrupt all of out beliefs about love and relationships (and all those other Venus themes), turn us all on our ears in a way that will stay with us for the rest of our lives and I'm excited to see what comes of it all.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pisces Full Moon

(originally found here...)

The Pisces full moon (exact at 3:26 am PDT), from what I gather, is all about individuation. I have to admit, I've yet to have identified strong feelings for this moon. Apparently, it is a very low key full moon for us all but I went ahead and tried to put some images together anyway and perhaps will do an addendum later if I'm feeling it.

Moving Forward

What with this being a transition for me toward a more focused project and away from what was essentially a vanity or journal-ish blog I thought rather than try to move all my previous astro posts over here (why bring in the old with the new? Scorpio knows to shed what's old and build something fresh and new) I'd just give a link to my old blog in case you want to see what's in store. Not so much the personal stuff, gardena, thrifting and interior decor -unless I can relate it to the astro (I probably can if I try, as far as I'm concerned everything is related to the astro) but I'm sure I'll keep doing photo montages in honor of the moons, suns, and seasonal changes among other things.