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January 2007 Archives

Discriminating fiction from fantasy…

posted by Lynn Hayes

…is becoming more difficult as Saturn moves into alignment to the second phase of its opposition from Neptune, and the deceptions (Neptune) of the Bush/Cheney White House (Saturn) are becoming more and more apparent. Scientists testifying before a US Congressional […]

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Microcosm, Macrocosm and Metacosm

posted by Lynn Hayes

I found this very interesting, perhaps you will too: It is the hermetic idea of the macrocosm, the universe, being reflected in man as the microcosm that helped to integrate astrological symbology in Christian and Islamic civilisation. This substantiated the […]

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Secret Moon Art from Jude

posted by Lynn Hayes

I just noticed Jude (of Stars Over Washington fame) has a few new art blogs. I particularly like this one with its dreamy art (perfect for my SunNeptune conjunction in Libra). Some of the art connects with astrology which gives […]

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Astrology is a Language

posted by Lynn Hayes

I really like this article by Suzanne White which says, among other things: Astrology is not superstition. Not even close. Astrology is a language. It exists. Like Estonian or French. It just plain exists. Like hard boiled eggs or chutney. […]

Saturn/Neptune and Civil War

posted by Lynn Hayes

As you know if you’ve been reading this and other astrology columns over the past six months or so, we are in the middle of a major planetary cycle involving an opposition between Saturn, and its desire to create societal […]

Looking into the mind of Jeffrey Kishner

posted by Lynn Hayes

Jeffrey was the first astrologer to link to my blog, and I naturally have a soft spot in my heart for him. With his first house Pluto he is often reluctant to participate in the memes that reveal bloggery secrets, […]

Iran to try Space Launch

posted by Lynn Hayes

This seems to echo both of the major planetary cycles going on right now: the square of Jupiter (overconfidence) to Uranus (technology and innovation) and the opposition between Saturn (government structure) and Neptune (mystery and deception): Iran has converted one […]

Manifestations of Jupiter/Uranus

posted by Lynn Hayes

I just stumbled upon another astrology blog, this one from Neil Paris in the UK. He has a great post on possible manifestations of the Jupiter/Uranus square that we are experiencing this year: Religious exile – people abandon their previous […]

Mercury conjuncts Neptune, Venus enters Pisces

posted by Lynn Hayes

Venus Verticordia*, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Mercury is nearing a conjunction with Neptune that will be exact on Friday but will remain in effect for the next few days. Mercury represents the thought function, communication and the manner in which […]

The ethics of prediction

posted by Lynn Hayes

In browsing around for interesting astrology news I came across this in a forum on relationships: I happen to analyse my horoscope.One astrologer told my marriage life is going to be full of problems and difficulties. I will go to […]

Leadership and the Twelfth House Sun

posted by Lynn Hayes

Sonia made a good point in the comments section to the profile of Tony Blair: “How these 12th house sun people get elected to positions of power is beyond me. I wouldn’t have thought they were the most apt leaders.” […]

Jupiter/Uranus and Presidential Announcements

posted by Lynn Hayes

The one thing you can expect with a square of Jupiter to Uranus is the unexpected. Jupiter brings expansion and Uranus turns convention on its head and creates surprise, so under this influence it’s possible that none of the current […]

Keith Urban’s Healing Journey Continues

posted by Lynn Hayes

Keith Urban has a lovely video on his website today, thanking his fans for their support during his stint in rehab and explaining what happened to encourage him to seek help and talking about the recovery process. In the video […]

Speculation and the Stock Market

posted by Lynn Hayes

I came across this treatise on market speculation from the 1930s that some kind blogger posted on his/her site which has some interesting tidbits such as these: SUN–The Sun rules gold, gilt-edged stock and Government Securities, and the general tone […]

State of the President, 2007

posted by Lynn Hayes

As President Bush prepares to deliver his (OMG) seventh State of the Union address, we take a look at what the stars have in store for him over the next few months. You may want to revisit my original overview […]

Spread the love today

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m giving my brain a rest today, please visit some of my friends: Neith has some interesting thoughts on Capricorn. And explores the Renaissance theme a little further. Dharmaruci links the science of nuclear power to Uranus/Chiron cycles. (his blog […]

Isaiah Washington: Chiron and the Fall of Ego

posted by Lynn Hayes

Isaiah Washington is one of the coolest actors around; I’ve been a big fan since his early days with Spike Lee. No one can match his smoldering charisma, and in the role of Preston Burke of Grey’s Anatomy he lights […]

Nostradamus, Saddam, Weather and Comet McNaught

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is NOT meant as a fearmongering post predicting the end of the world, but you all know that I am fascinated by unusual connections. In looking for information on the comet, I came across this passage from Nostradamus: Quatrain […]

Aquarius Alignment

posted by Lynn Hayes

Venus and Neptune are completing their little dance and Mercury is approaching a conjunction to Chiron, all in Aquarius. Aquarius brings inspiration and insight to the Chironic healing experience, and Mercury facilitates communication and a deepening wisdom. The Moon has […]

Wow!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Comet McNaught is only visible in the Southern Hemisphere now (click image to enlarge). Photo from spaceweather.com

And now for something completely different…

posted by Lynn Hayes

I can’t think of a more perfect article to reflect the expansion towards the bizarre that the Jupiter/Uranus square offers: A group of researchers working at the Human Genome Project indicate that they made an astonishing scientific discovery: They believe […]

Barack Obama – the face of the future?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Barack Obama has been a rising star in the Democratic party since his keynote speech to the Democratic convention in 2004. His unique combination of humility and confidence along with a brilliant rhetoric and populist philosophy in a charismatic package […]

Capricorn new moon tomorrow!

posted by Lynn Hayes

The New Moon on January 18 occurs at 11:01 pm EST in the last degrees of Capricorn. The New Moon is a time of beginnings, when the Sun and Moon are conjunct and begin a new lunation cycle. The new […]

Doomsday Clock now 5 minutes to midnight

posted by Lynn Hayes

The face of the Doomsday Clock shifted two minutes closer to midnight Wednesday, symbolizing the impending destruction of humanity in a “Second Nuclear Age:” Chicago’s Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the group that has maintained the timepiece since 1947, wound […]

A look ahead to 2008 elections

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m working on a profile of Barack Obama but other obligations are tearing me away from the computer. While you wait, read Phil Brown’s excellent analysis of the Saturn/Uranus opposition that will mark the 2008 elections: We can already see […]

Questions and answers

posted by Lynn Hayes

Two things I have learned in my life: 1. If you have to ask the question, the answer is no. and 2. If you don’t know what to do, it’s not yet time to make a decision. In my younger […]

Brightest comet in 70 years

posted by Lynn Hayes

Comet McNaught is the brightest comet visible from earth in a generation – at magnitude -5 it is the brightest comet since Ikeya-Seki in 1965 according to Universe Today. It is six times bigger than Hale-Bopp in 1997 and 100 […]

Comet McNaught now visible in daylight!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

From spaceweather.com: Comet McNaught is now visible in broad daylight. “It’s fantastic,” reports Wayne Winch of Bishop, California. “I put the sun behind a neighbor’s house to block the glare and the comet popped right into view. You can even […]

Our Wired Future – the Age of Aquarius?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Image from Tim Boucher We like to think of the Age of Aquarius as the time of peace, love and understanding: Harmony and understandingSympathy and trust aboundingNo more falsehoods or derisionsGolden living dreams of visionsMystic crystal revelationAnd the mind’s true […]

The Pluto process and the galactic center shift

posted by Lynn Hayes

With Mars conjunct Pluto and the G.C. this week there are a lot of theories about the significance, if any, of the Galactic Center shift. The spirituality boards are fired up and here are some of the things I’ve found: […]

Israel needs an astrologer

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to the Townleys for this tidbit from the Jerusalem Post: Hebrew University Prof. Moshe Idel opened the panel by relating how, several years ago, he was asked to attend a Knesset committee meeting on astrology. “At first I could […]

Who is Keith Olbermann?

posted by Lynn Hayes

My sister Jill, who has been a fan of Keith Olbermann long before it was fashionable, compares him to Max Headroom. For those of you who are too young to remember, Max Headroom was an early invention of the Cinemax […]

Debunking Astrology

posted by Lynn Hayes

I love articles like this that claim to debunk astrology. When I find one of these articles I always email the writer. Let me do your chart for free, and then see if astrology is “bunk”! Yet no one ever […]

Five Steps to Healing with Jupiter/Chiron

posted by Lynn Hayes

Graphic from Ursi’s site Thanks to Ursi’s Eso Garden for this link to Judith Orloff’s five steps to healing: Step 1: Notice Your BeliefsYour beliefs set the stage for healing. Positive attitudes stimulate growth. Negative attitudes impede it. It’s important […]

Galactic Age of Capricorn

posted by Lynn Hayes

Dharma always has a unique take on astrological cycles that I just love. With the Galactic Center at 26 degrees Sagittarius (and moving VERY slowly), in a few hundred years it will move into Capricorn. Here’s what Dharma has to […]

Mars conjuncts Pluto and the G.C.

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mars is approaching a conjunction to Pluto which is still conjunct the Galactic Center. Any combination of Mars and Pluto can be explosive, since Mars is the god of action and war while Pluto is the god of death and […]

Fate and prediction

posted by Lynn Hayes

There’s an old story about an astrology student who, fearing his Saturn return, dug a deep hole and buried himself in it, hoping to escape the challenges of Saturn. The irony of the story is that in confining himself in […]

Reading the palm of the President

posted by Lynn Hayes

Leslie from Karmic Knowledge writes today on President Bush as Warmonger in Chief: It’s not difficult to understand why George W. Bush is stubbornly set in his approach to war when you take a close look at his hands. Bush […]

Planetary Pairs this week

posted by Lynn Hayes

We are approaching a combination of interesting planetary configurations this week that seem to indicate a bit of a struggle to coordinate urges that come from different directions. The Sun and Mercury are conjunct in Capricorn over the next few […]

Astrotheology: The Sun of God

posted by Lynn Hayes

Red Ice Creations is a riveting site with lots to offer the conspiracy-minded and seekers of truth and interesting miscellany. A recent article linked from Red Ice suggests the idea that the Sun actually is god, and the so-called Sun […]

Michael Lutin Profiles for Forbes!

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m just amazed at how much REAL astrology is getting into the mainstream. Automobile insurers discussing drivers by sun sign, Vanity Fair publishing a genuine astrology article from Michael Lutin who has written a sun sign column for them for […]

Poetry for the Galactic Center

posted by Lynn Hayes

I doubt that Rilke had the Galactic Center in mind when he wrote this poem, but it certainly seems a vivid description of what we know of the G.C. Art from Deviantart.com Center of all centers, core of cores,almond self-enclosed, […]

Moon occults Saturn and the 110th Congress

posted by Lynn Hayes

Urania has a lovely post on the occultation of Saturn as the Moon passed over it this morning: We have the unusual occurence early on the morning of January 6 — Epiphany — of the Moon passing before Saturn within […]

Jupiter in Sag: Inflation fears surface

posted by Lynn Hayes

When the planet of expansion travels through its own sign, we can expect expansion of all kinds. Political, economic, and expansion of the physical body as well since Jupiter can bring self-indulgence and complacency. The Labor Department yesterday announced that […]

A New Comet! Harbinger of…?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Click photo to enlarge Spaceweather.com reports: Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) is plunging toward the Sun. It won’t hit, but at closest approach on Jan. 13th it will be only 0.17 AU away–much closer than Mercury (0.38 AU). When the hot […]

The Good Shepherd and the US Chart

posted by Lynn Hayes

Phil Brown has posted an interesting review of the movie The Good Shepherd. I like what he says about the US Sibley chart (the one most commonly used. The Sibley chart shows the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter all in […]

News from Jupiter

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Melanie Weidner In late December abundant Jupiter made a sextile (harmonious aspect) to Chiron, facilitating our understanding and openness (Jupiter) and encouraging us to face the painful facets of our lives and experience healing there. We are still […]

Thank you AstroPro!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

I am very pleased to announce that Richard Nolle has selected Astrodynamics as the Website of the Week for the first week of the year. Richard is a well-known astrology writer who maintains the Astropro website which has been a […]

John Edwards: Man on a Mission

posted by Lynn Hayes

Don’t get me wrong, I like John Edwards. I live in North Carolina so I’ve liked him for quite a long time. As a Democrat I was excited when he ousted conservative Lauch Faircloth and breathed new life into the […]

Full Moon Musings

posted by Lynn Hayes

Early this morning I opened my front door to take my dog for a walk and encountered the setting full moon directly in front of me through the trees. It was an amazing sight and one I am more likely […]

We are living in a Renaissance time

posted by Lynn Hayes

Neith posted this article by Raymond Merriman: We are living in a Renaissance time, and most of us do not even know it, or cannot find the time to step back and appreciate it. Every 500 years Neptune and Pluto […]

Vibrational shifts

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’ve been seeing an increased number of postings on panic and anxiety, and I admit to having some problems myself in this area. For me it began during the opposition of Saturn to Neptune that affected a sensitive point in […]

Transformation in 2007

posted by Lynn Hayes

The AOL astrology department sent me this link, and my practical Capricorn Mars is thinking it’s a pretty good thing to be noticed by AOL. Jeff Jawer (owner of the Star IQ website) is a great astrology writer. On upcoming […]

Full Moon tomorrow and other planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

Artwork by Daniel Merriam On January 1 Mars made a sextile to Neptune, harmonizing the aggressive instinct (Mars) with a heightened sensitivity and compassion (Neptune). Our drive for action is tempered over the next couple of days with concern for […]

Henry and I both got it wrong

posted by Lynn Hayes

My regular readers know that earlier this year I had forecast a difficult year for the stock market. Six planets retrograde over the summer and a difficult aspect between Jupiter (optimism and prosperity) and Saturn (discipline and disappointment) filled me […]

Looking backwards to look ahead

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Romans celebrated the first day of the year as a festival to Janus, their god of gates, doors, beginnings and endings. They named the month of January after him, and portrayed him with two faces: one looking back and […]

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