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December 2006 Archives

Barney’s Holiday Extravaganza

posted by Lynn Hayes

If you’re wondering why President Bush can’t come up with a plan for Iraq until after the New Year, it’s evidently because of Barney’s Holiday Extravaganza. But for a real treat, watch the Daily Show version:

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January Skywatch is posted

posted by Lynn Hayes

My monthly update of astrological events is posted here. This month I’m adding a new feature: a summary of the month’s planetary events and aspects. I have not been able to find a listing of planetary events that is complete […]

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Create a new vision for 2007

posted by Lynn Hayes

In my counseling practice I often find that clients are stuck in their lives because of their belief systems. These belief systems are rooted at the deepest level of our psyche and have a powerful effect on our fate and […]

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Book Review: Phil Brown’s Cosmic Trends

posted by Lynn Hayes

You probably already know Phil from his blog Astrofuture Trends, he is one of my favorite astrobloggers. I am late in posting this review of his excellent book Cosmic Trends which is now available in bookstores. Or order it on […]

Ice circles

posted by Lynn Hayes

Found this link via Ellie’s World, what an interesting phenomenon (click to enlarge photo): from the report: As I was checking out Amasa salt shed a nearby resident pulled up to me and asked if I wanted to hear an […]

The Heliocentric Star of Bethlehem

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is really fascinating. John Charles Webb Jr. left a comment with a link to his site which postulates that the “star” of Bethlehem was not an astronomical event but was in fact an astrological alignment that occurred on March […]

Making Money with Astrology

posted by Lynn Hayes

I am a big believer in the abundance of the universe, and I’m very comfortable with the prosperity that my hard work brings into my life. I do charge for my astrological services, and my clients don’t seem to object. […]

Housework fights breast cancer

posted by Lynn Hayes

I can’t wait til the evangelicals get their hands on this. At first I thought this article was at the very least a joke, or at worst a conspiracy on the part of the patriarchy to send women back to […]

The Passing of Gerald Ford

posted by Lynn Hayes

The death of Gerald Ford is bringing up a lot of interesting emotions. Ford was ridiculed frequently for his habit of falling down, a quirk memorialized by Chevy Chase in Saturday Night Live) and he brought us the dreaded twosome […]

Keith Urban’s latest setback

posted by Lynn Hayes

This saddens me – I feel this guy has so much potential but he’s locked in a prison of pain. National Ledger has my post on this (turn on your popup blockers!).

Looking back at 2006: An Astrological Perspective

posted by Lynn Hayes

2006 offered some powerful astrological challenges that were reflected in the world around us. Beginning in late 2005 a powerful Grand Cross involving Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Mars in fixed signs created explosions, tensions, riots and conflicts that continued into […]

Times of Crisis from the Advice Column

posted by Lynn Hayes

Every now and then I like to share a letter from the advice column that might be of help to others as well. Here is one such letter and response: Q: i was wondering if you could help me. my […]

Goodbye James Brown

posted by Lynn Hayes

Artwork by Kelly Sullivan The hardest working man in show business has died at the age of 73. James Brown was the father of funk music, the grandfather of soul, a visionary in the music industry. He overcame tremendous odds […]

Christmas Links

posted by Lynn Hayes

Merry Christmas everyone! May you enjoy the best of what Christmas has to offer: peace on earth and good will throughout the world. Here’s what is going on elsewhere in the astro-blogosphere:April digs out an article from her archives on […]

Happy Sol Invictus!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

I don’t know who did this gorgeous artwork but I found it on John Hedtke’s blog.During the later Roman Empire, the Emperor Aurelian introduced the official cult of Sol Invictus which honored the sun-god as the primary divinity of the […]

Unconscious Complexes revealed by Pluto and the Galactic Center

posted by Lynn Hayes

I have just found an astoundingly interesting website from a woman named Anne Baring, a Jungian analyst with a fantastically diverse view of the relationship of the soul to the world and the cosmos. Her article The Struggle for Primacy […]

Update on Brad and Angelina

posted by Lynn Hayes

The relationship between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has been extremely mysterious. An interview with Angelina Jolie that appeared in Vogue in March 2004 at the time filming on Mrs. and Mrs. Smith began says “Casting Jolie and Pitt as […]

Capricorn and the Winter Solstice

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Sun enters Capricorn tonight at 8:06 pm EST, bringing with it the Winter Solstice Under the tropical zodiac system*, the Sun enters Capricorn on the date that coincides with the shortest day of the year which we call the […]

What was the Star of Bethlehem?

posted by Lynn Hayes

In the 2,000 year old tale that we know as the Christmas story, three wise men came out of the east following a star to Bethlehem. The three wise men were Magi, members of the priestly class of Persia. Ancient […]

“Conviction Politicians” – George Bush, Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher

posted by Lynn Hayes

Dharmaruci has a great post today on what he calls “conviction politicians,” those who “pursue a particular course of action regardless.” Politicians frequently present themselves as “conviction politicians” in order to convince voters that they are principled, that they will […]

More Magic from the Universe

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to Rich for this incredible “massive star” picture from Nasa (click image to enlarge).

Harvard Business Review: Stocks are higher during new moons

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Harvard Business Review recently did a peer review on a study by University of Michigan researchers: “We find strong lunar cycle effects in stock returns,” say University of Michigan Business School professors Ilia D. Dichev and Troy D. Janes […]

Current astrological fortunes of the US

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mundane astrology, the astrology of places and events, is not my specialty (Nancy Waterman is my usual source for this area of expertise) but I confess it does fascinate me. Knowing that the commonly-used Sibley chart for the United States […]

New Moon Approaching! And other planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Sun is now conjunct Pluto (regeneration) and in a trine to Saturn (forms and structures), making it easier for us to release the old bonds that have been holding us back as Pluto transforms the structures in our life […]

Pluto and the Galactic Center

posted by Lynn Hayes

If you haven’t already read them, I’ve synthesized the two earlier articles I wrote on this into one and posted it on my website here if you feel like taking a peek.

Storms on the Sun and the Sun/Pluto/GC Lineup

posted by Lynn Hayes

Earlier this week I reported on the tsunami-like solar flare, and this week there was a huge electromagnetic storm resulting from a coronal mass ejection on the sun, disrupting shortwave communications and satellite systems and creating spectacular auroras. Space.com reports: […]

Insurance companies using astrology!

posted by Lynn Hayes

You may have seen a study by Allstate Insurance correlating driving habits to sun signs. This analysis was done by a Vedic astrologer, Carol Allen, but I have to say it doesn’t make sense to me. Aries make great drivers […]

The Origin of Western Astrology

posted by Lynn Hayes

http://www.fvc.edu/astrology_history.htmhttp://www.mailerindia.com/astrology/astro/index.php?astrology1

Planetary News This Week

posted by Lynn Hayes

We are now approaching a square of Mercury to Uranus on the 15th, making it difficult for us to communicate clearly. Uranus has a disruptive quality and in seeking to open our minds to new ways of thinking it sometimes […]

Nicole Richie, Little Girl Lost

posted by Lynn Hayes

Nicole Richie in 2003 Nicole in 2006 Nicole Richie is one of those celebrities famous for not much other than being famous, but there’s something about her that moves me, particularly now that she is unraveling at a rapid pace. […]

Michael Lutin on Pluto in Capricorn.

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to Marianne for sending a link to this article by Michael Lutin, astrologer best known for his Vanity Fair sun sign columns. I love Vanity Fair but as you know if you read this column, I have a prejudice […]

More on the “Sagittarian Convergence” and Litvinenko’s death

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art Gianfermo always has an interesting perspective on astrological events, and I was sad to see that he stopped posting in May. I just noticed he’s been back since October. Here’s what Art has to say about the Sagittarian Convergence: […]

Solar Flares Ignite “Tsunami”

posted by Lynn Hayes

From space.com: A major flare on the Sun earlier this week generated what scientists are calling a solar tsunami. The tsunami-like shock wave, formally called a Moreton wave, rolled across the hot surface, destroying two visible filaments of cool gas […]

Venus enters Capricorn today

posted by Lynn Hayes

The first planet to leave the Sagittarius stellium is Venus, which entered Capricorn today shifting the focus to our responsibilities in relationship to others. Relationships serve a purpose under Capricorn, and this is a good time for business associations. Venus […]

Mars, Mercury and Jupiter in alignment

posted by Lynn Hayes

Not since 1925 have three planets been aligned so tightly in the sky, and it won’t happen again until 2053. Early Monday morning (EST) Mars and Jupiter will be aligned within 7 minutes, and Mercury will be just one degree […]

Pluto and the Galactic Center through History

posted by Lynn Hayes

I haven’t written much on this subject since my earlier article, but the exact conjunction of Pluto to the Galactic Center will occur at the end of this month. The Galactic Center is the rotational center of the Milky Way […]

The Astrology of Blogging

posted by Lynn Hayes

Jeffrey posted a link to a post on a new astrology blog by Twilight analyzing her motivation in writing about astrology. Jeffrey has made this a “meme,” which I suppose is a dare for bloggers (“I dare you to expose […]

Jupiter in Sagittarius and other planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mars left Scorpio for Sagittarius yesterday, and with Mercury and Jupiter moves into position to form a sextile, a harmonious aspect, to Chiron that has the potential to open up new possibilities (Jupiter) for healing (Chiron). Mercury provides the ideas […]

Saturn turns retrograde today!

posted by Lynn Hayes

I hope you have enjoyed the breather over the past couple of weeks with no retrograde planets – Saturn turns retrograde today and will appear to travel backwards from our perspective on earth until April 19. When planets appear to […]

Predicting the future: Fate or free will?

posted by Lynn Hayes

One thing you’ll notice if you’ve read my posts on celebrities, is that my predictions of the demise of several of these relationships have not yet come to pass. Although in my practice I NEVER predict the outcome of a […]

Astrodynamics in the UAE!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to the magic of the internet, I was the subject of an article about astrology and relationships for Emirates Woman, a glossy women’s magazine in the United Arab Emirates. Take a look!

The Sad, Strange Journey of Malachi Ritscher

posted by Lynn Hayes

On November 3, 2006, Malachi Ritscher set himself on fire in Chicago on the Kennedy Expressway to protest the war in Iraq. The only problem is, no one was paying attention. Only in the past few days has this story […]

Sunday inspiration

posted by Lynn Hayes

from Swami Vivekananda… The soul of man is like a piece of crystal, but it takes the color of whatever is near it. Whatever the soul touches… it has to take its color. That is the difficulty. That constitutes bondage. […]

Full Moon December 4: “The Cold Moon”

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Full Moon in December was known by many native Americans and other cultures as the “Cold Moon.” The Sun is at its weakest now: it is lowest in the sky and the trajectory of the Moon is therefore higher […]

A look at the Imum Coeli

posted by Lynn Hayes

Saturn and Pluto are approaching a transit to this point in my chart so I thought it might be a good time to explore some secrets about this rarely discussed point. The Imum Coeli (IC), or Nadir of the chart […]

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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 spiritual experience, but it can also be confusing and induce

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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 which we are generally asked to let go of something tha

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Sunday inspiration: The Great Nest of Being
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