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January 1970 Archives

Skywatch is posted!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Here’s a snippet for early September: September begins on the heels of a Full Moon eclipse that occurred on August 28, an event that served as a catalyst to activate unconscious issues that had previously been hidden. For the first […]

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Saturn, Regulus and asteroids

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art from the Daily Galaxy Regulus is a fixed star located at 29 degrees Leo, and Saturn is currently sitting right at that point. Regulus is known as the Star of Kings, and April points out the significance of the […]

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When the Ascendant conflicts with the rest of the chart

posted by Lynn Hayes

A few days ago I posted on Owen Wilson’s hospitalization which has now been confirmed as a suicide attempt. A USA Today article writes:————–Over the years, Owen Wilson projected the public image of a happy-go-lucky, Hollywood playboy. His crooked-nosed good […]

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Reactions to the eclipse

posted by Lynn Hayes

After I posted my eclipse experience yesterday there were quite a few comments from readers sharing their own changes. Each of us has a different path and we are affected differently by planetary events depending on a variety of factors. […]

My eclipse experience

posted by Lynn Hayes

The eclipse has not yet occurred, but the intensity is out there. I’m usually not that sensitive to eclipses but this one has so many planetary aspects there’s something for about everyone. Anyway, I wanted to share this with everyone […]

Owen Wilson is in the hospital

posted by Lynn Hayes

It’s hard to imagine one of entertainment’s funniest and most lovable characters in such a dark place that he would try to end his life, but that is apparently what Owen Wilson did over the weekend. Wilson was most recently […]

Sunday Inspiration for times of change

posted by Lynn Hayes

Do not struggle.Go with the flow of things,And you will find yourself at one withThe mysterious unity of the Universe. ~ Chuang Tzu Photo by Micha Pawlitzki from Corbis.com.

Preparing for Saturn in Virgo

posted by Lynn Hayes

From Beth Owl’s Daughter comes this lovely image that I connected immediately with Saturn’s entry into Virgo next week: As the Summer’s light begins to fade, the sun rises later each day, and the first harvest festival has come and […]

Upcoming Lunar Eclipse

posted by Lynn Hayes

On August 28, the Sun will eclipse the Moon in an event which will be seen only in the South Pacific. According to NASA, the eclipse will be partially visible in the Americas and in Asia, but virtually invisible from […]

Comment issues

posted by Lynn Hayes

Beth just told me that the commenting feature on this site wasn’t working, and then I remembered that during the hoopla over the Dawkins postings I had turned on the comment moderation feature and then promptly forgot about it. I’ve […]

From the advice column: How can I reach a wider audience?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Q:A reader writes: I feel a pull to speak (and write) for a larger audience but every time I schedule a presentation or workshop, few – I mean only 2-4 people – show up. Am I just expecting too much […]

Beware the annual Mars Hoax

posted by Lynn Hayes

An email is circulating, as it has every August since 2003, announcing a once-in-a-lifetime event during which Mars is closer to the earth than it has ever been, and that it will look as large as the Moon. This event […]

Amy Winehouse: a Radical Virgo hits the wall

posted by Lynn Hayes

Amy Winehouse has been rebelling since an early age when she was expelled from school at the age of 12 for piercing her own nose. Her music career began with her own rap duo at age 10. She started playing […]

Who is lonelier?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Elsa has an interesting post today raising the question of the various types of aloneness of Venus/Saturn, Venus/Jupiter and Venus/Uranus. Of course the question depends quite a bit on the rest of the chart and the type of aspects made […]

Venus Retrograde and the stock market

posted by Lynn Hayes

Venus turned retrograde on July 23, a planetary signature often associated with reversals in values and financial direction (since Venus is a ruler of Taurus, ruler of personal wealth). The US Federal Reserve made a surprise announcement on Friday that […]

Thank you Astroworld!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

When I’m looking for astrological connections to news event with an unabashedly liberal slant, I turn to Astroworld, home of two of the great mundane astrology writers: Sally McDonald and Nancy Waterman (known to some of you for Nancy’s Blog). […]

The astrological week ahead

posted by Lynn Hayes

The lunar nodes are highlighted in planetary events for the rest of the month which often indicates a change in direction of some kind. Mars squared the nodes of the Moon yesterday, an event which often requires a change of […]

Reading, Writing and Pagan Religions

posted by Lynn Hayes

Dreamcatcher, by Alan Taylor Are the godless pagans winning the culture wars? You decide: Many public schools have become pagan religion indoctrination centers. These schools now teach children anti-Judeo-Christian beliefs and pagan religions, and try to mold children’s minds through […]

Who is Zac Efron?

posted by Lynn Hayes

A question I had to ask myself. As I told my National Ledger editor, I may be a bit too old for celebrity profiles. But he is the hot new thing as the sequel to the hit movie High School […]

“An astonishingly bright side within darkness”

posted by Lynn Hayes

The New York Times had an article by Jane Brody the other day that is so beautiful I had to share it: Can getting cancer make you happy? For Betty Rollin, survivor of two breast cancers, there’s no question about […]

Saturn/Neptune through the houses

posted by Lynn Hayes

Usually articles that provide astrological information for each sign are using sun signs, which have very little accuracy. Some astrologers recommend that you read those forecasts using your ascendant or rising sign, which in fact WILL provide a more accurate […]

Saturn in Virgo

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’ve posted an article on Saturn’s entry into Virgo in a few weeks: On September 2, Saturn moves into Virgo where it will bring its trademark influences of restraint, discipline, structure, disappointment, limitation, and karmic lessons. Saturn has a natural […]

Astrology in the Halls of Congress?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Astrococktail offers a link to this delicious report: When the moon is in the 7th District Does U.S. Rep. Julia Carson use astrology to make important office decisions?A Capitol Hill newspaper recently quoted a Carson aide saying the Indianapolis Democrat […]

Aquarius Stellium of 1962

posted by Lynn Hayes

Although I have done several readings for people born in 1962 with five or six planets in Aquarius and knew that this was a strong Aquariuan time, I did not realize that on February 5, 1962 there was an astonishing […]

More on Richard Dawkins

posted by Lynn Hayes

The conversation in the comments thread to the last post inspired me to look at Dawkins’ chart and I confess I am quite fascinated with the strong Neptunian signatures that lie therein: Pisces Moon and Mercury, with Pisces Venus opposite […]

Richard Dawkins goes after astrology

posted by Lynn Hayes

Richard Dawkins is a hero of the Saturn/Neptune opposition; his book The God Delusion was published last September as the forces of the establishment (Saturn) railed against the forces of the mystical (Neptune). Back in March, as we passed through […]

Karl Rove Resigns!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Karl Rove has announced in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that he will step down as adviser to the president on August 31. The reason he gave is “to spend more time with his family,” the classic euphemism […]

There’s a moon in my body…

posted by Lynn Hayes

from Kabir… There’s a moon in my body, but I can’t see it!A moon and a sun.A drum never touched by hands, beating, and I can’t hear it! As long as a human being worries about when he will die,and […]

A Neptunian New Moon

posted by Lynn Hayes

The New Moon in Leo takes place on August 12, just in time for the Perseid meteor showers! The darkness of the sky at the time of the New Moon will help make the meteors easier to see as they […]

Fears of Global Liquidity

posted by Lynn Hayes

One interesting byproduct of Pluto in Sagittarius has been the globalization (Sagittarius) of our shared money systems (Pluto) such as the stock market and banking in general. Financial markets all over the world are linked, and a sudden liquidity crisis […]

Musings on Fate and the Progressed Chart

posted by Lynn Hayes

A reader writes that her birthchart is giving her a lot of trouble and she would rather chuck it away in favor of her progressed chart. I wish it was that easy! The birthchart is where we find our inescapable […]

From the advice column: I want to get married!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Q: I want to get married. I have had three proposals and never crossed over to the I do. I go from having a committed relationship lasting years to a complete melt down without an explanation. Why has this heart […]

The problem with celebrity profiles

posted by Lynn Hayes

I really wanted to do a profile on Whoopi Goldberg to celebrate her new job on the View, but I’m finding that not to be an easy task. Astrotheme has a birth time of 12:48 pm which is unsubstantiated anywhere […]

“Boomsday” is coming

posted by Lynn Hayes

Newsweek has a column by Robert Samuelson about the upcoming “Boomsday” – the time (projected to be 2011) when 77 million baby boomers begin hitting the age of 65 and demanding their social security payouts. Because of the nature of […]

Jupiter and the Milky Way at Yellowstone

posted by Lynn Hayes

Click photo to enlage. What an incredible view of the sky!!

Dry and hot in NC, flooding in the UK and Asia!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Today it is 98 degrees with expectations that the temperature will reach over 100 later this week! I have been playing with a variety of astrological configurations to see if I can come up with some astrometerology that makes sense […]

A Saturn Trine Pluto Exercise

posted by Lynn Hayes

The trine of Saturn to Pluto is exact today, although its influence has been approaching for the past couple of weeks or so. The two planets only meet once so this is not a long-term event, but Pluto is still […]

Steven Forrest : Rock Opera Composer

posted by Lynn Hayes

Noted astrologer Steven Forrest is an old friend and teacher of mine in Chapel Hill where we both live, and when his wife Jodi, also an accomplished astrologer, wrote a series of stories about the old Norse gods beginning with […]

Water in the news

posted by Lynn Hayes

It appears to me that the news over the past few weeks has focused heavily on water. A steampipe bursts in NYC. A bridge in Minnesota collapses, sending commuter traffic into the river. Floods in India, China, Nepal and the […]

The Jupiter Station

posted by Lynn Hayes

Kenna asked me about the Jupiter station which is occurring now before Jupiter turns direct on Monday. Jupiter has been in Sagittarius since November of 2006 where the relentless optimism of Jupiter in its own sign has been driving the […]

Pluto in Capricorn: Rebuilding our Infrastructure

posted by Lynn Hayes

Last week I listened to a segment on the Diane Rehm show about the problems we are facing with our crumbling infrastructure, so it was more than a bit creepy to turn on the TV the other night and see […]

John Roberts takes a fall – the astrology of seizures

posted by Lynn Hayes

John Roberts suffered a seizure yesterday and fell at his Maine vacation home on Monday, July 30. This was the second time he had blacked out after experiencing what they are calling a “benign idiopathic seizure,” meaning the medical experts […]

Welcome Third Age Blog!

posted by Lynn Hayes

For those of us who are past midlife, the Third Age site is a great resource. The Third Age blog has commentary on all sorts of subjects, from health to career and general subjects related to the blossoming of life […]

Skywatch is posted!

posted by Lynn Hayes

For those of you on my mailing list, unfortunately the mailing service is down and the individual copies will go out soon. Meanwhile you can read the whole article here. An excerpt for the first few days of the month: […]

The Overview Effect

posted by Lynn Hayes

Phil Brown posted the other day on the Overview Effect, defined here: The Overview Effect is the experience of seeing the Earth from a distance, especially from orbit or the Moon, and realizing the inherent unity and oneness of everything […]

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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