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Astrological Musings

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January 2008 Archives

Tales from Mercury Retrograde

posted by Lynn Hayes

A friend of mine sent me an email containing her Mercury Rx story: “There have been power outages and surges following me around. First the power went out here at home two nights ago, and then when we went to […]

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Mars Direct, Mercury Retrograde

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mars turned direct yesterday, and Mercury turned retrograde the day before. Part of us is looking back (Mercury), part of us is ready to move into the future once again (Mars). Mercury is conjunct Neptune now in Aquarius, correlating to […]

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A Look at Unpredictable Sean Young

posted by Lynn Hayes

The National Ledger has my article on Ms. Young’s colorful life and the square from Scorpio Mars to Uranus that has a lot to do with her unpredictable behavior.

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Midlife is hard? Of course!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Image by Ellen Rixford In the news today: Not only is the mid-life crisis a bona-fide affliction but 40-somethings from Canada to Uzbekistan grapple with it every day, a groundbreaking new study has found. Researchers examined the life satisfaction of […]

Mercury Rx through the houses

posted by Lynn Hayes

Heather Walden has posted this down-to-earth guide for managing Mercury retrograde. Look to see where Mercury in Aquarius falls in your chart, and follow her sage advice: 1st house – personal identity Follow the bouncing fire ball. Remember those old […]

Mercury retrograde alert!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mercury is just about to go retrograde as I write this. Mercury is in Aquarius where it rules technology, innovation and electricity, and it will remain in Aquarius throughout the retrograde period. Mercury retrograding back through Aquarius could make it […]

Voices for Healing and Vision

posted by Lynn Hayes

I have just discovered Tina Malia and listened to her most of the day yesterday. Her voice and music is expansive and opens the heart and soul to the yearning for awakening and the hope that transformation is truly possible, […]

The Agony and Ecstacy of the Kundalini experience

posted by Lynn Hayes

Beth Owl’s Daughter has a wonderful article on the experience of the Kundalini awakening: [T]he unplanned, or explosive kundalini awakening can be life-shattering and may result in years of difficulty, as we try to integrate and stabilize our changed sense […]

Wild swings in the markets

posted by Lynn Hayes

As befits the waning days of Pluto’s reign in Sagittarius, optimism on Wall Street prevailed over the facts. “What has happened is the Fed is flooding the system with liquidity and eventually we should see some traction in the economy,” […]

Heath Ledger and the Saturn Return

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is one I wasn’t expecting. Heath Ledger was found dead today in an apartment in the Soho district of Manhattan with an empty bottle of prescription sleeping pills by his bedside and pills strewn over his body and the […]

Correction in the stock market – panic or go with the flow?

posted by Lynn Hayes

As I write this, the US markets are gearing up for the opening bell and doom and gloom are all over the airwaves. “Panic of 2008″ shrieks Drudge. “Profits Plunge.” The Fed has lowered interest rates by 3/4 of a […]

Full Moon, Mars Direct and Mercury Retrograde! and other planetary news this week!

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Sun entered Aquarius yesterday, beginning a new solar cycle of innovation, humanitarian interest and technological brilliance. Today we have new opportunities for long-range planning and vision work with the alignment of Jupiter trine to Saturn, allowing us to harness […]

April on wedding planning

posted by Lynn Hayes

April Elliott Kent is the go-to astrologer for setting wedding dates and has now published her trade secrets online. She begins with a tale of a bad marriage that may have had its expiration date extended with good astrology, and […]

Bill Clinton, Anger and the Eclipse

posted by Lynn Hayes

Our Bill (as I fondly call him) is widely noted for the charm of his Libra ascendant (and an astonishing five planets in Libra!!) and his ability to schmooze with just about anyone. He is also widely known for a […]

The Jupiter Saturn trine

posted by Lynn Hayes

Linea posted a link to my article from December on the Jupiter/Saturn trine, reminding me that the first phase of this cycle is coming up on the 20th and we are definitely under its effect. If it’s not too weird, […]

Pluto in Capricorn: A History Lesson

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to Elsa and Top Ten Astrology News for this great article by Shane Ward on Pluto’s imminent entry into Capricorn written back in 2004. The previous ingress of Pluto into Capricorn was 7 January 1762. (For the record only […]

UFO flies over Texas!

posted by Lynn Hayes

More than 30 people over the past week have seen a UFO flying over Stephenville Texas. “It was very intense, bright lights,” said local newspaper reporter Angela Joyner. “The lights were like going like this,” said Constable Leroy Gateman making […]

Another failure of Sun Sign astrology

posted by Lynn Hayes

I could probably be a lot more famous if I was willing to write a Sun Sign column. I don’t know why I’m so stubborn, without newspaper horoscopes hardly anyone would even know about astrology. And after writing the Vanity […]

The death of Christopher Bowman

posted by Lynn Hayes

The National Ledger has my article about the tragic death of former figure skating champion Christopher Bowman at the age of 40 (see right). For more commentary see Jill’s nostalgic look at Bowman in his heyday (see left).

John Townley on Election 2008

posted by Lynn Hayes

John Townley has done a yeoman’s job of creating composite charts between each presidential candidate and the Sibley chart for the United States. John was one of the early pioneers of the composite chart technique and probably understands it better […]

Sunday Haiku

posted by Lynn Hayes

Beautiful words from Matsuo Basha Winter solitude–in a world of one colorthe sound of wind. photo by Pete Leonard from Corbis

For Pluto in Capricorn: A New Breed of Money!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

I know, I know…this is partisan politics and not worthy of such a lofty astrology blog. ——–

A week of Venus

posted by Lynn Hayes

art from occultopedia Venus rules the skies this week. Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, and her namesake planet presides over all things relating to interpersonal relationships, the force of attraction, aesthetics, values, sensuality, self-indulgence, harmony and balance. […]

Add fourteen years to your life! My plan to repair the US healthcare system

posted by Lynn Hayes

Let’s put this under Saturn in Virgo, where the reality (Saturn) of our healthcare system and personal health routines (Virgo) are tested. People who adopt four healthy behaviours — not smoking; taking exercise; moderate alcohol intake; and eating five servings […]

Hillary Clinton: An astrological update

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mrs. Clinton has had a rough couple of year from the planetary perspective, with transiting Saturn running rampant over her Leo and Scorpio planets and transiting Pluto tearing up the square in her chart from Uranus to the Moon. But […]

Link cleanup

posted by Lynn Hayes

It appears that many of my fellow astrobloggers have gone on to find other things to do, so I’m going to clean up the blogroll and remove any sites that haven’t been updated in the past couple of months. If […]

More on sunspot cycles

posted by Lynn Hayes

Rich is the scientist in our family, and he was commenting after reading my post on the new sunspot cycles that since these cycles alternate between positive and negative, perhaps each 11- year cycle is actually one-half of a larger […]

New Moon and other planetary news this week

posted by Lynn Hayes

art stolen from Quinn McDonald Mercury passed yesterday from practical Capricorn into innovative Aquarius. This marks a transition in the way we process information and communicate with each other (Mercury’s domain), and Mercury will be in Aquarius longer than usual […]

Astrology in the corporate world

posted by Lynn Hayes

I was interested to find this article about the growing acceptance of astrology in the business world, since it has long been my fantasy to work with Human Resource departments to explain the behavior of employees: Fate and timing have […]

China: The face of Pluto in Capricorn

posted by Lynn Hayes

If you have any question about where the balance of power in the world is heading, check out this article from Mother Jones entitled “The Last Empire: Can the world survive China’s rush to emulate America’s way of life?” The […]

Barack Obama Shines in Iowa

posted by Lynn Hayes

(Disclosure: Obama is my pick for President in 2008). One year ago I wrote an astrological profile of Barack Obama when it appeared he had some real staying power for the Democratic party. Previously he had been little known other […]

Jupiter/Pluto and the Bhutto assassination

posted by Lynn Hayes

Portrait of Benazir Bhutto by Daisy/Lapata I have not had the time to work on the profile of Ms. Bhutto which I promised some of my readers, but Jessica Murray (author of Soul Sick Nation) has done it for us […]

New sunspot harbinger of new solar cycle

posted by Lynn Hayes

According to this article: A new 11-year cycle of heightened solar activity, bringing with it increased risks for power grids, critical military, civilian and airline communications, GPS signals and even cell phones and ATM transactions, showed signs it was on […]

The return of Earth

posted by Lynn Hayes

photo by Tony Howell Dharmaruci wrote a post yesterday citing my comments about the return of the outer planets to the earth element after nearly ten years, and noting the connection to the lack of achievement and accomplishment on the […]

Welcome to 2008! An astrological look ahead

posted by Lynn Hayes

Padma Planet, by Aya 2007 was a pretty big year, astrologically speaking. We had the conjunction of Pluto to the Galactic Center, the first time this has occurred since the Galactic Center was mapped. We had the opposition of Saturn […]

An astrological look back at 2007

posted by Lynn Hayes

Happy New Year everyone! Today I give you Phil Brown’s look back at the year in astrology and fantastic link extravaganza. I’ve copied the whole article here for your convenience, but please be sure to visit Phil’s website for other […]

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Leo Full Moon, February 7 2012
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Sunday inspiration: The Great Nest of Being
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