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December 2008 Archives

Obama and the Void of Course Moon (again!)

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes It appears that Obama, who announced his candidacy when the Moon was void of course (which has been a topic of much discussion in the comments here at this site and elsewhere) is poised to take the […]

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Financial astrology in the news and a look at the Renaissance.

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes I guess Wall Street is realizing their so-called financial experts know very little about the ups and downs of our financial system, and astrology is actually gaining more respect in the business world.  It’s about time! According […]

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The Solstice Chart and its meaning for the US

posted by Lynn Hayes

Robert P. Blaschke has written an elegant piece for The Mountain Astrologer website on the chart for the Capricorn Ingress.  The Capricorn Ingress is the Wnter Solstice in the tropical zodiac that occurs when the Sun enters Capricorn and begins […]

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Israel, Palestine, and the Scapegoat Theory

posted by Lynn Hayes

Israel is continuing its attacks in the Gaza strip for the third day today, striking at a security  compound, a mosque, a university, and a network of smugglers’ tunnels, Israel was apparently reacting to rocket strikes by Hamas forces, but […]

New Moon and Planetary Lineup

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes The New Moon today (December 27)  is part of a powerful line up of six planets in the sign of Capricorn, focusing on work and responsibility.  This includes the approaching conjunction of Mars to Pluto, the Sun/Moon conjunction […]

One more Christmas Star story!

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’ve been reprinting this every year because it’s so fabulous.  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa and have a Cool Yule. John Charles Webb Jr. left a comment with a link to his site which postulates that the “star” of Bethlehem was […]

The origins of Christmas

posted by Lynn Hayes

Rob Tillett at Astrology.com has a wonderful article about the origins of the Christmas holiday.  Here is a portion of the article: In the New Testament, the holy book of the Christians, there is no actual mention of the date […]

Caroline Kennedy’s journey of healing

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is not an evaluation of Ms. Kennedy’s qualifications for the New York senator seat, but a look at what motivates a private person to seek a very public office.  by Lynn Hayes Caroline Bouvier Kennedy has led a life […]

Trust the Planets! Update.

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes photo taken by Eric Nguyen. Back in early 2007 I did a reading for a woman whose husband of many years had just left her.  She called me because she wanted some help in figuring out a […]

Jeremy Piven, Mercury Poisoning, and the Saturn Effect

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Jeremy Piven has left the Broadway production of Speed the Plow after being diagnosed with mercury poisoning.  Piven, who apparently eats lots of sushi and eats some kind of fish twice a day, sought medical treatment for exhaustion […]

Obama’s preacher situation and Inauguration Day transits

posted by Lynn Hayes

President-Elect Barack Obama has taken the concept of reaching across the aisle to a new level in his choice of Evangelist Rick Warren to deliver the opening invocation at the inaugural ceremony on January 20.  Rick Warren, author of “The […]

The Fed still doesn’t get it

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes The current economic downturn is caused by a global contraction and correction.  From an astrological perspective, this correlates closely to the entry of Pluto into Capricorn which demands facts and a strong foundation in order to achieve economic […]

Inspiration for times of change

posted by Lynn Hayes

From Beth Owl’s Daughter’s newsletter this month: [T]ere is a lovely interpretation of the 59th hexagram of the I Ching, Huan or Dissolution, which I think illuminates the lessons we’ve been experiencing in this Wheel of Fortune year: “Crisis means […]

The battle against time

posted by Lynn Hayes

Interesting article on a new book called Rhythms of Life: The Biological Clocks that Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing:  Man has invented many ways to measure physical time, from ancient sundials to water and sand clocks, from […]

Pluto: “The Seeds of What Could Be”

posted by Lynn Hayes

Robert Wilkinson has a great article about Pluto in Capricorn today.  I particularly love this section: Pluto is how we confront the seeds of what is and could be, and learn the willingness to do what it takes to get […]

The Tale of the Antikythera Mechanism

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes A new video shows a reconstruction of the Antikythera Mechanism by museum curator Michael Wright:   This is an extremely sophisticated device using a 19-year lunar cycle, which corresponds to the 19-year cycle of the lunar nodes. […]

The Christmas Star

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Every year at about this time we start pondering the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem.  There are lots of different explanations that I’ll be covering over the next couple of weeks.  Here is an interesting article that […]

Big Full Moon on Friday. I mean, really big!

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes According to NASA: The full Moon of Dec. 12th is the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year. It’s no illusion. Some full Moons are genuinely larger than others and this Friday’s is a whopper. Why? […]

Rod Blagojevich – The astrology of hubris

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes You may have heard that the governor of Illinois was arrested today for trying to sell the Senate seat left open by the ascendancy of Barack Obama to the highest bidder.  What was this guy thinking?  Evidently […]

Saving the economy: Capricorn vs. Sagittarius

posted by Lynn Hayes

As most of you know who read this blog regularly, Pluto has just transitioned from the optimism sign of Sagittarius to the practical sign of Capricorn.  Since Pluto presides over issues of death and endings we have seen some real […]

Astrologers are like Gays

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Chris Brennan had an article on his Horoscopic Astrology blog about a speech from astrologer Lee Lehman in which Lee drew many parallels between the discrimination faced by astrologers and gay individuals, quoting Lee: “One of the […]

Happiness is contagious! Spread it around

posted by Lynn Hayes

I have long believed, and now teach, that happiness and joy are habits that can be learned.  Depression often runs in families, but it is my belief that this is because of belief systems and habits of reaction that are […]

Carol of the Bells in Claymation

posted by Lynn Hayes

This has nothing to do with astrology, but I had to share this.  Many of you know that I’ve been studying the hammered dulcimer, and I just started learning Carol of the Bells, my favorite Midwinter tune and possibly the […]

Narnia Chronicles based on astrology!

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes  I fell in love with The Chronicles of Narnia while I was in college – the spirituality and hope that they offer interweave with the fantastic realms through which the Narnia Chronicles take the reader.  They are […]

Bill Herbst and the Leo presidency

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Bill Herbst’s newsletter has a very interesting article today about the fact that the last three presidents have had a strong Leo component.  Bill Clinton is Leo Sun/Libra rising, George W Bush is Cancer Sun/Leo rising, and […]

Transhumanism and The Age of Aquarius

posted by Lynn Hayes

Chiron is in Aquarius, Neptune is in Aquarius with Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, in Pisces, ruler of Neptune, and we are at the dawn of the Aquarian Age.  Aquarius is the innovator – the transpersonal human.  Transhumanists seek the ultimate […]

Venus, Jupiter and the Birth of Jesus

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes I thought this comment from Beth might be interesting to everyone: A visitor to my blog today had a question about this configuration that I hope you can respond to, Lynn. He lives in Israel and was […]

Skywatch for December is posted

posted by Lynn Hayes

Skywatch, my monthly report on planetary news is posted now on my website.  There’s lots going on this month so be sure to stay tuned right here for up-to-the-minute news on planetary effects and how they effect our inner and […]

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Sunday inspiration: Trusting the future
Astrologers have a reputation, which we ourselves and our forbears have propagated, of being able to foretell the future.  If you run a Google search for "Can astrology predict the future," the very first article is from a well-known astrology site titled "Predicting the future with astrology."

posted 8:30:05am Feb. 12, 2012 | read full post »

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

posted 5:30:53pm Feb. 08, 2012 | read full post »

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

posted 8:05:40am Feb. 06, 2012 | read full post »

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

posted 9:08:41am Feb. 05, 2012 | read full post »

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