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November 2007 Archives

Pluto and Frodo

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Peter Jackson films that brought them into vivid cinematic life are steeped in the dark myth and magic that is Pluto’s dark realm. Astrologer Steven Birchfield has written an interesting essay making […]

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Harris Poll on Religion

posted by Lynn Hayes

A new Harris Poll has some interesting findings including these: 82 percent of adult Americans believe in God – unchanged since the question was last asked in 2005; Large majorities of the public believe in miracles (79%), heaven (75%), angels […]

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Astrology of the Israel/Palestine Peace Talks

posted by Lynn Hayes

Peace talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas begin today following a summit between representatives of 40 different nations, including 14 Arab states. These talks are being led by President Bush, making this one of […]

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Speaking of Mars… Mars speaks!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mars speaks! Here is a post where Mars in Pisces speaks directly, in this case Mars belongs to astrologer Gary Philipson (thanks to Elsa for posting the link on Astrology News). Note the bit about psychosomatic illness, in an elegant […]

The Mindbody Connection

posted by Lynn Hayes

Recently a post from the advice column on the role of “Mars problems” in medical issues prompted one of my brilliant readers to suggest in a comment the work of Dr. John Sarno. After a quick Google I was hooked […]

Mars Rx and the Art of Self Defense

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Laura Cameron, thanks to DragonsLordnet.com Robert Wilkinson has a compilation of points on the current retrograde of Mars through Cancer. This cycle is particularly powerful right now since Mars is still stationary after its recent retrograde turn: We […]

Zeitgeist! Movie review

posted by Lynn Hayes

Synchronistically, Kathryn and Elsa and I seem to have watched this movie at the very same time so its entry into the astroblogosphere is well-timed. Zeitgeist is a not-for-profit full-length film that is being distributed over the internet. You can […]

I missed my Blogiversary!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Astrodynamics is two years old as of last week! Thanks, everyone, for the inspiration to write every day, an exercise of devotion that has taught me so much about life as well as astrology, and opened up so many doors […]

Gemini full moon and other planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Moon will be full in Gemini tomorrow morning at 10:41 am EST. At the Full Moon the lunar principle gains more power, and the instinctive unconscious is more available to us. The Gemini Full Moon brings a facility for […]

Thanksgiving musings and the essence of gratitude

posted by Lynn Hayes

photo from corbis.com I love Thanksgiving as much as the next person. Sharing a feast with friends and family, a few days off at home – cranberry sauce and mashed sweet potatoes with caramelized apples. Not to mention the pumpkin […]

Mary Kate and the Astrology of Twins

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mary Kate Olsen has been hospitalized with a kidney infection at the tender age of 21. The astrology of twins is a fascinating subject, because the psychological issues and conflicts that we all carry within us are usually split between […]

Did crop circles foretell the Exploding Comet?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Crop Circle Connector seems to think so: Modern crop pictures often concern themselves with comets and their strange behaviours. Could the recent outburst of Comet 17P Holmes have been shown in English crop pictures from the summer of 2007, or […]

Sunday Links!

posted by Lynn Hayes

There are some great articles out there today – for your reading pleasure I suggest: Just in time for the conjunction of Pluto with the Galactic Center, Melody reveals that we are entering Night Five of the Galactic Underworld and […]

Setting Intention and Retrograde Mars

posted by Lynn Hayes

When Mars is traveling retrograde, or if Mars is retrograde or otherwise afflicted in our birthchart. It can be difficult for us to meet our needs and achieve our desires. This is not necessarily always because those desires are wrong, […]

From the advice column: Will I ever receive a proper diagnosis?

posted by Lynn Hayes

I have a particular interest in energy medicine and the underlying causes of illness as they appear in the birthchart. This is particularly true of mysterious symptoms that defy diagnosis. That said, I am not a medical professional and my […]

Mars Rx and the US Sun

posted by Lynn Hayes

As noted previously, Mars turns retrograde today. Mars will only travel 1 degree during the entire month of November, between 11 and 12 degrees of Cancer, making its effect more potent. Mars will be sitting within one degree from the […]

Low esteem and materialism go hand in hand

posted by Lynn Hayes

Researchers have found that low self-esteem and materialism are not just a correlation, but also a causal relationship where low self esteem increases materialism, and materialism can also create low self-esteem. The also found that as self esteem increases, materialism […]

Vladmir Putin and the “moral right” to stay in power

posted by Lynn Hayes

Vladmir Putin announced today that he had a moral right to continue to wield influence in Russia. It has long been suspected that he would take steps to stay in power after his term as president runs out next year, […]

The end of the Relentless Optimism

posted by Lynn Hayes

cartoon by Pritchett Cartoons The realism of Saturn in Virgo is beginning to have an effect on the continuing determined optimism of Jupiter and Pluto in Sagittarius with some of the more inflated (Sagittarius) stocks, mostly in tech, falling to […]

Jupiter/Saturn, Sunspot cycles and 2012

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to John and Susan Townley for finding this article about the research of the late Rhodes Fairbridge of the effects of Jupiter on our earthly climate. It has been known for some time that Jupiter has an effect on […]

Return of the Magi: A Film by Kelly Lee Phipps

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to Phil Brown for his post announcing the trailer for Kelly Lee’s new film, Return of the Magi: A Documentary of Astrology. Kelly Lee lives in Asheville and came to Raleigh for a fun and exciting evening with the […]

Kali and the Scorpio New Moon

posted by Lynn Hayes

Beth Owl’s Daughter writes on the festival of Diwali which celebrates the dark: Yesterday I ruminated that perhaps our modern culture’s “jumping the gun” on the Yule season has something to do with our deep fear of the dark and, […]

New Moon in Scorpio and the Wild Feminine

posted by Lynn Hayes

Spiritual Aspirations, by Willow Arlenea The New Moon in Scorpio occurred last night in Scorpio (November 9, 7:03 pm EST) . In Scorpio we delve into the underworld of our emotions and face the raw reality of life and death. […]

A Look at Shia LeBoeuf

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m working on an analysis of Musharraf and Bhutto, but meanwhile the National Ledger has my article on the recent crisis of this young actor who, at 21, is experiencing a confluence of the Saturn and Uranus Squares (transiting Saturn […]

Matthew the Astrologer’s Guides to Compatibility

posted by Lynn Hayes

If you haven’t caught Matthew‘s series on compatibility yet, don’t miss it! He offers dating tips for all of the twelve signs, along with hilarious videos for extra emphasis: For Pisces – Goldilocks and the Twelve Signs – “He was […]

New earth-like planet discovered!

posted by Lynn Hayes

“This discovery of the first ever quintuple planetary system has me jumping out of my socks,” says group member and veteran planet hunter Geoffrey Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley. “We now know that our sun […]

From the Advice Column: How do I go forward?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Q: My main problem is this: My marriage has broken up, I need a full-time job but am having problems getting one, I have several important health issues, and I am nearing retirement age but can’t retire for around 18 […]

For my Pakistani readers

posted by Lynn Hayes

I had a request for a simplified version of the post on Pakistan for those who are astrological newbies which I appreciate because even though I usually try to simplify the language sometimes I forget or get carried away with […]

More on the Pakistan chart

posted by Lynn Hayes

Sally at Astroworld tells me that many astrologers use the 1956 chart for modern Pakistan since that is the date that Pakistan was declared an Islamic Republic. It took nearly eight years after the establishment of Pakistan as a nation […]

State of emergency in Pakistan

posted by Lynn Hayes

photo by Caleb Kenna. The nation of Pakistan was created when a Muslim state was carved out of India at a time when Saturn and Pluto were tightly conjunct in Leo, with Mercury, Venus and the Sun also in Leo […]

Jupiter/Uranus and the Brightest Comets

posted by Lynn Hayes

I am finally getting labels on my posts so you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for more easily. In the process, I found the old posts from mid-January 2007 regarding Comet McNaught, which was at that time the […]

News from Mars and Sirius ramblings

posted by Lynn Hayes

The planet Mars has a lot in common with its namesake, the god of war. Both rule over areas of life where we need to harness our aggressive side – where we try to get what we want and protect […]

A glad goodbye to Mercury Retrograde and a Mea Culpa

posted by Lynn Hayes

My everyday readers are very familiar with my terrible proofreading, but today I was worse than usual. I generally start preparing to write the Skywatch article days in advance so that I won’t be caught at the last minute but […]

Mercury goes direct tonight!

posted by Lynn Hayes

And not a minute too soon. After 7 pm Mercury will be traveling direct again. Some astrologers say that the shadow period of Mercury extends after Mercury makes that direct turn, but in my experience any lingering effect of Mercury […]

Skywatch is posted!

posted by Lynn Hayes

You can read it here. Busy day today!

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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 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
"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 of a splendor that time and space forgot - we are intr

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