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July 2006 Archives

Skywatch for August is posted

posted by Lynn Hayes

You can read the whole article here but here is an excerpt. Much of this month’s article has to do with the major planetary events of 2006: Jupiter’s ride through Scorpio, Jupiter trine Uranus, and an introduction to the opposition […]

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A transit of Neptune – Astrological Advice

posted by Lynn Hayes

As some of you know, I write an advice column for Innerchange Magazine, and from time to time I will post some of the more interesting questions. Here’s one that came in the other day: Q: I know a bit […]

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Arab Support for Hezbollah increasing

posted by Lynn Hayes

This from the New York Times: DAMASCUS, Syria, July 27 — At the onset of the Lebanese crisis, Arab governments, starting with Saudi Arabia, slammed Hezbollah for recklessly provoking a war, providing what the United States and Israel took as […]

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John Bolton: Bully in the China Shop

posted by Lynn Hayes

John Bolton is a neoconservative who has been serving the causes of the New Right since the early 1980s. Unlike most neocons, who tend to stay in ivory towers and think tanks, Bolton has worked within the political structure since […]

On being hopeful in bad times

posted by Lynn Hayes

Somebody emailed this to me and I wanted to share it: To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also […]

Mercury turns direct tonight

posted by Lynn Hayes

Some astrologers say that the effects of Mercury retrograde linger for several weeks after Mercury changes direction to move forward again, but I have never found that to be the case, in my experience Mercury’s direct turn generally alleviates the […]

Baby Boomers: A Faustian Bargain

posted by Lynn Hayes

Drawing by David Michael FriendWhile we’re on the subject of the sign of Leo, let’s talk about the Pluto in Leo generation. My friend Jon sent me this article: My cohort of early baby boomers has been called a lot […]

A new beginning?

posted by Lynn Hayes

The New Moon in Leo occured early this morning EDT, last night PDT, beginning a new cycle of creativity and play. Leo is the fun-loving sign of the zodiac, and this New Moon marks a new cycle to offer a […]

Redesign coming!

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m working on what I think is a cool redesign of this blog and wanted to give you a little warning because in the next few days you’ll log on for your regular astrology fix and find a whole new […]

The Lunar Standstill and the Nodal Shift

posted by Lynn Hayes

I have just heard for the first time of a phenomenon called the “Lunar Standstill,” which evidently peaked on July 23. Although there seem to be many resources on the astronomical configuration (I refer you to Wikipedia for the technical […]

Christie Brinkley’s liberation

posted by Lynn Hayes

My profile of Christie Brinkley’s divorce and relationship history is posted on the National Ledger site. There’s not much biographical information available on Christie so it was difficult to do an extensive profile, but her relationship dynamics are very interesting. […]

Happy Birthday Leo!

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Sun enters the sign of Leo today. Leo is a fire sign, and one of the most dramatic of the twelve signs. All fire signs are visionaries, idealists, and futurists, but Leo connects these traits to the development of […]

Mars enters Virgo today

posted by Lynn Hayes

Ever since Mars began its sojourn through Leo in early June, we have seen a surge in violence and aggression. Leo is a fiery sign that demands expression of the ego, and Mars in Leo for a time was conjunct […]

Haiku for Mercury Rx Rant

posted by Lynn Hayes

You’d think I’d know better, but our router died this week and I decided to go wireless. Hence this: Installing a newWireless connection now isVery bad idea.

The Rise of the Religious Right: Part III

posted by Lynn Hayes

Read Part I hereRead Part II here In 1976 Jimmy Carter campaigned for president on a campaign promise to heal the “malaise” the country was experiencing as the result of a poor economy and the Iran hostage crisis. Malaise is […]

Mercury Retro at Huffington Post

posted by Lynn Hayes

HuffPo blogger Sheldon Drobny comments on Mercury Retrograde: The global crisis has intensified recently with the recent Israeli military incursions into Gaza and Lebanon. This intensity of human crisis has fallen into an astronomical period in which the planet Mercury […]

Rise of the Religous Right:: Part II

posted by Lynn Hayes

Part I can be found here. One underlying thread of influence throughout this period is the continuing opposition of Chiron (exposing the wounds in the culture) with Uranus (individuation and radical new ideas). This is too complex to cover in […]

Ronald Reagan’s Astrologers

posted by Lynn Hayes

This treatise I’m working on charting the rise of the conservative Christian Right is a much bigger undertaking than I had imagined. Every road I take leads to three more, a fascinating journey. So I’ll post the second of three […]

The Rise of the Religious Right: A Cultural History

posted by Lynn Hayes

Part I: Setting the Stage Marianne’s question yesterday about whether any astrologers had predicted the turn to the right the country would take (I couldn’t find any articles to this effect) started me thinking about the rise of the religious […]

The Long View

posted by Lynn Hayes

Grand Canyon photo by Tony Howell. Nancy Waterman has written an excellent article looking at the past few years of US politics and the planetary cycles that have affected the country. Many of us who feel that the Bush administration […]

Saturn/Neptune cycle approaching

posted by Lynn Hayes

“Transparent” by Mamta Herland I’ll be writing something on the upcoming opposition of Saturn to Neptune over the next week or so. Saturn strives for form and success in the material world, and Neptune seeks to detach us from the […]

The Astrology of the Seven Year Itch

posted by Lynn Hayes

I was intrigued to read that US Census Statistics reveal that first marriages which end in divorce last seven to eight years. Having seen the movie “The Seven Year Itch,” I thought this was an interesting statistic considering that the […]

Planetary Events and Friday Poetry

posted by Lynn Hayes

We are still experiencing the remnants of the dynamic between Saturn, Jupiter and Chiron (see other articles in this column for more details). The dance between these three planets has forced confrontations that have remained dormant, and when Mars (aggression […]

The Blossoming of Hilary Swank

posted by Lynn Hayes

Hilary Swank seemed to have everything an actor could want: two Oscars, critical acclaim for her craft and a stable marriage to Chad Lowe. But life is not always as we perceive it from the outside, and underneath the smiles […]

New title

posted by Lynn Hayes

You may notice I’ve been experimenting with different titles; I realized that without including “astrology” in the title I wasn’t being picked up in blog searches. So I’ve tried a few different ones to include the word “astrology” – any […]

The End of Cowboy Diplomacy

posted by Lynn Hayes

Time Magazine this week declared, All the good feeling at the White House at President Bush’s early birthday party on July 4 couldn’t hide the fact that the president finds himself in a world of hurt.A grinding and unpopular war […]

The Astrology of the Full Moon

posted by Lynn Hayes

photo by Bill Bridge The Sun and the Moon are opposite in many ways: The Sun is visible in the daylight, the Moon at night. The Sun is hot, the Moon is cool. The Sun is predictable and rises every […]

The Twelve Temples

posted by Lynn Hayes

Liz Greene is quite possibly my favorite astrology writer of all time, and yesterday I dug out her book The Art of Stealing Fire: Uranus in the Horoscope, which is actually a transcription of a seminar on the subject. In […]

Current planetary events and the Capricorn full moon

posted by Lynn Hayes

On July 10 Mercury retrogrades from Leo back into the more watery sign of Cancer, and communication issues will be focused more on family and those around the home. Home equipment and media may break down and family issues that […]

Saturday links

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’ll be taking a break this weekend from Mercury-related brain work, so here are some links I recommend in the meantime: from my favorites: Robert Wilkinson gives a detailed analysis of Mercury in Cancer and refers to his companion piece […]

The Jupiter/Chiron dance

posted by Lynn Hayes

While I was struggling yesterday with issues of Mercury retrograde in the business world, I missed the fact that Jupiter changed direction and is now traveling direct (or forward). Jupiter in transit represents expansion and opportunities, and during this heavy […]

Johnny Depp: Famous on his own terms

posted by Lynn Hayes

After many years of resisting commercial exploitation, Johnny Depp has become a major bankable star with the release of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Beginning with his breakout role in Twenty-One Jump Street, Johnny Depp has fought the Hollywood […]

Dog Days of Summer

posted by Lynn Hayes

The star Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, is in the constellation Canis Major. Sirius was the most important of the stars and formed the foundation of ancient Egyptian religion. It was considered to be a second Sun since […]

Success of the shuttle launch despite Mercury Rx

posted by Lynn Hayes

There was a big hubbub in the astrology blogosphere over the past few days as NASA prepared to launch the Discovery during the days before a Mercury retrograde period, called the “stationary retrograde” period because the motion of the planet […]

Happy July Fourth! (And Mercury Retrograde Alert)

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mercury turns retrograde today, so begin taking extra care in clarifying all communication. Don’t be surprised if documents are lost, appointments are missed, and equipment stops working. Mercury retrograde periods are good times to do everything twice, just to be […]

More on data thefts

posted by Lynn Hayes

Earlier in this column I discussed the rash of data thefts in light of current planetary events (particularly the retrograde turn of Pluto back in March and the Pluto Station (where Pluto’s motion slowed down before changing direction) of the […]

HGTV show a disappointment

posted by Lynn Hayes

I watched “What’s Your Sign Design” today, and am sorry to report that real astrology did not survive the editing floor. This first episode attempted to reconcile the design style of a Scorpio and a Pisces. The first clue that […]

Astrological comparison between Israel and Palestine

posted by Lynn Hayes

Laurel proposed looking at the charts of Israel and Palestine to compare the two, which brings up an interesting question. What exactly is Palestine? What birthtime would you use for the Palestinian people? This is a difficult question and impossible […]

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