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Planetary dances of 2006

posted by Lynn Hayes

I write a monthly planetary update column called Skywatch, and as I worked tonight on the column for June (which is a power packed month!) I felt it was important to lay the groundwork by summarizing the powerful influences that […]

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Scientists Unveil Cloaking Device

posted by Lynn Hayes

Image by Crowolf What could be more Neptunian than a cloaking device? Neptune is the god of mystery, of that which is hidden. Neptune cloaks us in darkness, shrouds us in mists, and with Neptune stationing retrograde in the sign […]

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New Moon in Gemini and other planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

“ New Beginnings”, by Mary Lou FalstreauThe New Moon occurred Saturday at 1:25 am EST (sorry, I took a day off!), but its effect will continue over the next couple of days. New Moons are times of beginnings, and in […]

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The Da Vinci Code: End of the Age of Pisces, Part II

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Marius Fine ArtThis is Part II – catch up with Part I here (I’ve corrected the dates as well and added the Age of Leo).The Age of Aries (1,662 BCE – 498 CE) was the Age of the […]

The Da Vinci Code: The end of the Age of Pisces

posted by Lynn Hayes

As a species, we are currently crossing from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius. Although many people consider the Age of Pisces to begin at year 0 with the birth of Jesus with Aquarian Age beginning at […]

A Big Shift for the United States

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mundane astrology is the study of world events (mundus in ancient Greek means world) by examining the horoscopes of nations and events as if those entities were living and breathing beings, with personalities and characteristics just like humans. I confess […]

Neptune turns retrograde today

posted by Lynn Hayes

Artwork by T NewfieldsNeptune turns retrograde this morning, bringing the number of retrograde planets to four (Jupiter, Pluto, Chiron and Neptune). When planets are in “retrograde” motion, they appear to be moving backwards from our position here on Earth, and […]

Happy Birthday Gemini!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

art from Phyllis Mahon(Honoring the Sun’s entry into Gemini late Saturday night.) Gemini is the sign of the twins, and ruled by Mercury which entered Gemini yesterday. This gives us a strong Mercurial focus for the next month or so, […]

Mercury enters Gemini today

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mercury rules matters of intellect and experience, and rules the sign of Gemini the twins. Its realm is all sorts of communication, and for this reason it rules the media and writers. For the past month or so, Mercury has […]

Run Katie, Run!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

photos from Just Jared Katie Holmes is apparently suffering from post-partum depression, according to news reports – particularly ironic because of the criticism last year by Tom Cruise of Brooke Shields for seeking help for the same problem. A recent […]

Tony Snow and the Chiron Return

posted by Lynn Hayes

I confess I have always had a soft spot for Tony Snow, who always seems to maintain his good humor and gentle charm – even when under attack by a liberal majority on the Bill Maher show. The fact that […]

Spirit and Fate in the Astrological Chart

posted by Lynn Hayes

Artwork by Willow ArleneaAs I wrote the post below about John McCain’s demons, I paused to consider the use of that term and how far it has come from its source, the ancient Greek term “daemon.” From its original meaning […]

John McCain will never be president (Part II)

posted by Lynn Hayes

Has John McCain made a Faustian bargain with Falwell?John McCain very badly wants to be president. He wants to be president so badly that he is willing to suck up to the very people who trashed his family in the […]

Bush, Saturn and the NSA Spy Scandal

posted by Lynn Hayes

Saturn is in the process of making the final pass over President Bush’s ascendant between now and June 2, and his poll numbers have slipped below 30% for the first time. Even conservatives are now calling him the worst president […]

Friday poetry for the Full Moon

posted by Lynn Hayes

Midnight Temptations Under the moon,the fill blazing moonIn quiet repose i would waste away.Dreaming, loving, letting myself fully bloomWhere peace is master,Where grief has been slayed.On soft, sweet smelling grass is where i’d sleepWith only Heaven’s blanket over me.Cool fresh […]

Thank you Top Ten Sources!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Astrological Musings has been named one of the Top Ten Astrology newsfeeds by Top Ten Sources. The editors say, “We think the most interesting astrology weblogs look to the stars for more than just a regular horoscope.” I share this […]

Full Moon on Friday

posted by Lynn Hayes

Artwork by NW CreationsThe Moon is full in Scorpio on May 13 at 2:51 am EST. Scorpio of course is the sign of power, passion and emotional intensity. Scorpio can be secretive and mysterious, and the Moon has its own […]

Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt and the Galactic Center

posted by Lynn Hayes

What do Brad Pitt and Katie Holmes have in common? Both have unaspected Suns in Sagittarius that are being hit hard by a conjunction of Pluto this year, and both are involved in high profile relationships that are turning their […]

Astrology in the works of WIlliam Shakespeare

posted by Lynn Hayes

Last Friday’s poetry blog was from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets, but this is just one of a myriad of references to astrology Shakespeare used throughout his works. An article on chartplanet.com reports: In all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays there are […]

Grand Trine in Water and other planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

from May’s SkywatchMars joins Uranus and Jupiter tomorrow, forming a Grand Trine in the water element. Grand Trines occur when three planets form 120 degree angles to each other, creating a large triangle. Trines have an easy, flowing energy – […]

Friday poetry blogging

posted by Lynn Hayes

Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck;And yet methinks I have astronomy,But not to tell of good or evil luck,Of plagues, or dearths or seasons quality.Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tellPointing to each his thunder, rain, […]

News of the Tenth Planet

posted by Lynn Hayes

Hubble telescope images show that the newly discovered “tenth planet” (whose temporary name is Xena) is smaller than first suspected, but far brighter – brighter than nearly any other object in the solar system, reflecting about 86% of the light […]

David Blaine – face to face with death

posted by Lynn Hayes

“I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death. “David Blaine What makes someone want to suspend themselves in a plexiglass box over the Thames and fast for 44 days? What inspires a person to spend 61 […]

The Jupiter Uranus trine

posted by Lynn Hayes

“Possibilities 2″ by Lucy Arnold(As always, please refrain from scatalogical remarks about Uranus, which is properly pronounced “YOUR-ah-nus” )Astrologically, Jupiter has always been known as the “greater benefic.” It brings good fortune, it expands our field of possibilities and gives […]

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Sunday inspiration: Trusting the future
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Neptune in Pisces and the question of reality
Neptune just slipped back into Pisces where it will remain until 2025.  Neptune's role in the astrological pantheon is to cause us to question where the physical world ends and a more transcendent reality begins.  It therefore rules our ...

posted 5:30:53pm Feb. 08, 2012 | read full post »

Leo Full Moon, February 7 2012
art by Dave Archer. The Moon will be full in Leo on February 7th at 4:54 pm Est/9:54 pm GMT.  The Full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle - it's a time when our goals and aspirations reach fulfillment as we prepare for the waning cycle during ...

posted 8:05:40am Feb. 06, 2012 | read full post »

Sunday inspiration: The Great Nest of Being
"Whenever we moderns pause for a moment, and enter the silence, and listen very carefully, the glimmer of our deepest nature begins to shine forth, and we are introduced to the mysteries of the deep, the call of the within, the infinite radiance ...

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