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April 2009 Archives

Daily Skywatch, April 29 2009 and a note on the upcoming Mercury Retrograde period

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world.  You can see the positions of today’s planets here.  The Moon is relatively quiet this morning, and late this afternoon […]

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The Astrology of the State of Emergency

posted by Lynn Hayes

I hope this will be my last post on the swine flu!!  Eric Francis has done a beautiful job of analyzing the chart (April 26, 2009, 12:34 pm, Washington DC) for the state of emergency that was announced Sunday and […]

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Ceres and the Swine Flu Connection

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes One of the interesting blogs you’ll find in my blogroll is Todd Chapman’s “Through the Looking Glass.”  Todd is an avid watcher of meaningful connections, and he has over time made an fascinating study of connections involving […]

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Arlen Specter changes party affiliations: The astrological connection

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Arlen Specter, a moderate Republican senator from Pennsylvania, has served five terms in the US Senate since he was elected in 1980 but today announced that he is switching to the Democratic party: I have been a […]

Daily Skywatch, April 28-29 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world.  You can see the positions of today’s planets here.  We have a very busy Moon today as the Gemini Moon […]

The Moral Universes of Liberals and Conservatives

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’ve written before in these pages about the intensification of the struggle between the more liberal mindset (signified by Uranus) and a more conservative approach (represented by Saturn) as Saturn and Uranus face off in the sky, beginning in 2008 […]

Moon, Mercury and the Pleiades

posted by Lynn Hayes

Spaceweather offers this beautiful photo by Richard Fleet of yesterday’s conjunction of the Moon and Mercury with the Seven Sisters of the Pleaides: For more information about what makes the Pleaides so special, please refer to this earlier article. 

Top Eight Planetary Aspects this week!

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world.  You can see the positions of today’s planets here.  Mars square Pluto – waning, but still powerful for the first […]

Weekend Skywatch, April 25-26 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. Sorry folks, I wrote this Friday night but for some reason it didn’t post!! As I reported yesterday, Mars […]

Venus and Mars square Pluto: The political connection

posted by Lynn Hayes

Dharmaruci at Astrotabletalk has a great article today.  Mars is gearing up to square Pluto on the 27th, and a stressful aspect between those two can be quite intense.  Mars deals with the more personal issues of anger and boundaries, […]

Chiron Neptune and the Swine Flu

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes When you combine the Wounded Healer (Chiron) with the planet that inspires devotion and illusion (Neptune), you often get mysterious illnesses among other things.  Chiron and Neptune  are sitting on Jay Leno’s ascendant and induced a mysterious […]

Daily Skywatch for Friday, April 24 2009 and other planetary news this week

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. Yesterday’s Moon/Venus conjunction made quite a display!  (Photo from Spaceweather.) I didn’t put up a Skywatch for today, but […]

Why we need to get out more

posted by Lynn Hayes

Photo from Tony Howell. From an article on Livescience.com: In our increasingly urbanized world, it turns out that a little green can go a long way toward improving our health, not just that of the planet.  That could mean something […]

Susan Boyle and the Zeitgeist of the Chiron/Neptune conjunction

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes for an in-depth look at the astrology of Susan Boyle and details on her birth date and time, please refer to this earlier article. The timing of the fervor over Susan Boyle has struck me, coinciding as […]

Daily Skywatch, April 22 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. We have a very busy Moon tomorrow!  First she will pass by Venus and Mars, just after Mars enters […]

The astrology of singer Susan Boyle: Corrected birth date and time

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Updated with new birth date and time. The You Tube video of Susan Boyle’s audition for “Britain’s Got Talent” has become a sensation all over the world.  When an average person shoots from obscurity to international acclaim […]

Daily Skywatch, April 21 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. Today is the exact conjunction of Venus to Mars (see yesterday’s post for more details), in the last degree […]

Daily Skywatch – Monday April 20 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. The Moon leaves Aquarius for Pisces at 1:55 am, and there is a heightened sensitivity and openness to the […]

Top Ten Planetary Aspects this week!

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world.  You can see the positions of today’s planets here.  Venus conjuncts Mars on its way back to Aries on the […]

More on the transhuman: Autism and savant skills

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Thanks to Rich for this link to an article that confirms what has only been hinted before: that many people with autism possess skills not found in the general population: Savant-like skills, such as astounding memory, perfect […]

Weekend Skywatch, April 17-19 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. On Friday, the early hours of the morning Eastern time are blessed by a harmonious transit of the Moon […]

Venus prepares to turn direct – stock market reversal?

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Planets of course do not really change direction and move backward, but astrology studies the motion of the planets from our perspective here on earth which distorts the actual planetary motion but provides accurate astrological data.  When […]

Mel Gibson sued for divorce

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Back in August of 2006, the image of Mel Gibson underwent a well-publicized breakdown after he was arrested for drunk driving in California and launched into a tirade against Jews.  I profiled Mel at the time: Gibson […]

Saturn/Uranus and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is disturbing news, but not surprising in light of the increased polarization of the Saturn/Uranus period during which rebellious attitudes of Uranus face off against the established order of the Saturnian status quo: Right-wing extremists in the United States […]

More on Pirates: The Original Rebels

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes In the astrological language, Uranus is the planet of rebellion and revolution against the establishment.  The more repressive the establishment, the more radical the rebellious behavior becomes.  Yesterday I wrote about modern piracy being signified by the […]

The human brain and robotics: One step closer to Transhumanism

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Researchers from Honda Motor Company have developed a new way to analyze human brain patterns and translate them into commands for their new generation of robots.  Several years ago I predicted that in the Age of Aquarius, […]

Modern Piracy during the Saturn/Uranus opposition

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes photo from Nick Ryan’s website.  When I first heard about the new epidemic of piracy in Somalia I confess I thought it was a joke. Pirates, I thought, were the legendary ruffians that terrorized the Caribbean hundreds […]

New feature! Top Ten planetary aspects this week

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes   Mars conjunct Uranus, now through Thursday (aspect is exact on Wednesday): Both are in Pisces now where there is a tendency for confusion about one’s motivations.  This can lead to some difficulty as Mars and Uranus […]

Happy Resurrection Holiday! The Origins of Easter

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Art by Diane Clancy  I have always found it interesting that the timing Christian holiday of Easter is based on the lunar cycle and the Spring Equinox.  The holiday that the Christian world celebrates as Easter retains […]

Weekend Skywatch, April 11-13, 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. Mercury is trine Pluto today, offering us an opportunity to go deeper into the mental realms.  This desire for […]

Daily Skywatch, April 10, 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. The Moon will enter Scorpio on Friday at 5:23 am, so watch for an intensification of our emotional worlds. […]

Kal Penn – the astrology of his sudden life change

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Kal Penn, born Kalpen Modi April 23 1977 (time unknown), has been acting since the age of 21.  After a successful film career (he is best known for his role as Kumar in the Harold and Kumar […]

The Chiron/Neptune conjunction: Part II

posted by Lynn Hayes

You can find Part I here by Lynn Hayes  When Chiron and Neptune are working together, they combine to assist with the work of the soul.  The body, the mind, and the ego are all most interested in living a […]

Daily Skywatch, April 9, 2009: Libra Full Moon

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. The big news is the Full Moon, and if you missed my article on the Libra Full Moon you […]

Full Moon in Libra tomorrow: A dance of opposites

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Art:  “Full Moon Love” by Shellie Mitchell Tomorrow’s Full Moon takes place at 10:56 am EDT on April 9th in the sign of Libra, and will serve as a reminder to us that everything in life is […]

We are in Deep Solar Minimum

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Thanks to Astrococktail for this link to a NASA article on the Solar Minimum, the expected period of low sunspot activity.  The Solar Minimum came right on schedule back in 2006, as I reported in this earlier […]

Daily Skywatch, April 7-8, 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. Early in the morning, at around 2:30 am EDT, the Moon will face off against Mars which may serve […]

The Chiron/Neptune Conjunction of 2009-2010: Part One

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes One of the big astrological events for 2009 is the triple conjunction of Chiron and Neptune with Jupiter that will culminate at the end of May when all three planets are within 1 degree of each other […]

Daily Skywatch, April 6 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. Today will be a good day for any difficult communication that has to be done, with Mercury forming a […]

Sunday Poetry for Poetry Month

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Beliefnet is going to run a feature for Poetry Month and asked us to do a post on our favorite poem.  I wondered how I would be able to choose, and then remembered an old poem I […]

Thoughts on Pluto as it retrogrades today

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Art by Willow Arlenea.  Pluto has been slowing down for the past month or so in preparation for making its station, and we have seen a dramatic increase of violent acts including several mass murders during that […]

Weekend Skywatch, April 4-5 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. The big news today is the retrograde turn of Pluto (more on that in a separate post).  Communication and […]

Video: Introduction to Horary Astrology

posted by Lynn Hayes

Christopher Warnock has a beautiful video series on traditional astrology.  I don’t practice these techniques myself but this video is a good introduction to the horary technique.  Some knowledge of astrology is necessary to understand the techniques applied here, though.

Daily Skywatch, April 3 2009 – Venus squares Pluto

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  This is written for Eastern time zone – please adjust accordingly for your own part of the world. The big news on Thursday afternoon and Friday is the square of Venus to Pluto that I wrote about […]

The Queen and the First Lady, and a look at the Obama marriage

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Queen Elizabeth II is not known to be particularly casual in her willingness to break from protocol.  Royal etiquette is quite clear: “Whatever you do, don’t touch the Queen!”  So Britons were shocked to see Michelle Obama […]

Link festival

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m down with a flu bug and spent most of my intellectual energy writing the Skywatch article yesterday so today I’m offering up a cornucopia of links from my friends.  Enjoy! Dharmaruci is no fan of Gordon Brown and tells […]

Skywatch for April is posted!

posted by Lynn Hayes

You can read the whole article on my website, but here’s the info for the first few days of April: The first week in April we are building towards a challenging square of Venus to Pluto that is a new […]

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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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