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December 2009 Archives

Astrological take on the year’s craziest political stories

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m working feverishly to write the January Skywatch and to finish my forecast article on the Astrology of 2010, so rather than write a fresh post for you today I will post a link to this fascinating look by Patrick […]

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Full Moon, Blue Moon, Eclipse Moon, and other planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Once in a Blue Moon, by Sofanya White. A gorgeous big moon followed me home tonight, even though she technically won’t be full until the afternoon of New Year’s Eve.  This is a Blue Moon because it’s […]

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Charlie Sheen’s latest marital woes

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes The relationship problems of Charlie Sheen, a well-known American actor who has been acclaimed for his roles in such films as Platoon and Wall Street and in TV sitcoms Spin City and Two and a Half Men, […]

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On the radio show tomorrow

posted by Lynn Hayes

In lieu of a live radio show tomorrow I’ve uploaded my interview with the Occult of Personality Podcast.  If you haven’t already heard it you might want to give it a listen.  I think it’s particularly useful for astrology newbies […]

Mercury turns retrograde today

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Mercury will shift direction today, beginning its four times a year journey backwards as we revisit areas in our life that require additional attention.  Because Mercury turns our attention to the past and in a more interior […]

Could the Uranus/Pluto square bring the pole shift?

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes [According to an article in the National Geographic} Earth’s north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet’s core, new research says. The core […]

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all sentient beings

posted by Lynn Hayes

No matter what your religion, it’s hard to argue with the teachings of a man called Jesus who preached a gospel of peace, love and compassion.  In honor of the celebration of not only this great teacher but all of […]

Mars retro travel delays combine with Mercury retro power & communication problems

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Following up on my article the other day about travel delays corresponding to the retrograde turn of Mars, planet of action and movement, Mercury is now preparing to change direction on Saturday.  When Mercury turns retrograde (planets […]

Mars retrograde brings traffic problems

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Mars is the planet that rules action, so it stands to reason that it’s retrograde turn on the 20th would bring transportation problems, and so it did as several parts of the world faced challenging winter conditions: […]

Religion, Science and the Solstice

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes I really like this article that compares the spiritual observation of the Winter Solstice with the observations of science: Religion and science occupy separate and opposed spheres, no? Not to our distant forebears, from whom all of […]

Wow – the incredible Universe

posted by Lynn Hayes

The astrology chart of the 2009 Winter Solstice

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Winter Solstice, by W. L. Wikerson.  The Winter Solstice is an actual astronomical event that occurs when the earth’s tilt is farthest away from the Sun.  Today the astronomical Winter Solstice occurs at 17:47 UTC, or 12:47 […]

Brittany Murphy has died

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes This is very sad, I thought she was a fine actress and I found her very appealing as well.  I first noticed her in the film “Don’t Say a Word” and she was amazing – she was […]

What was the Star of Bethlehem?

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is an annual repost for the holidays.  For an in-depth discussion on this topic please tune in to Astrological Musings Radio Sunday morning, December 20 2009, at 11 am Eastern (or listen to the archived show later).  More details […]

More Democrats believe in astrology than Republicans

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Thanks to my friends at Astrococktail for finding the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life study which compares beliefs of Democrats to Republicans: evidently 14% of Republicans “believe in” astrology compared to 31% of Democrats.  I […]

Santa, Capricorn, and Mars retro

posted by Lynn Hayes

Dharmaruci has a great post about getting things done before Christmas:  Have you noticed that there is no point trying to arrange anything between now and Christmas that hasn’t already been arranged? It just won’t happen. There is a good […]

And they think people who believe in astrology are crazy…

posted by Lynn Hayes

This would be funny if it weren’t so frightening.  

New sunspot cycle, finally

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Sunspot number 1035 is growing rapidly – according to Spaceweather it is now seven times wider than the Earth.  We have been in a Solar Minimum since 2006, and during this period the Sun has been much […]

New Moon in Sagittarius!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Crescent Moon Gatherer, by Mark Coyle. The New Moon in Sagittarius occurs at 7:02 am EST on the morning of December 16th.  New Moons are times of new beginnings, and this New Moon offers the potential of […]

The astrology of the Tiger Woods story: Part II

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Part I is posted here. In Part I we examined the dark side of Tiger Woods – his fascination with sexuality and the danger presented to him by his own self-destructiveness.  But there is a lighter side […]

The astrology of the Tiger Woods story: Part I

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes When I first wrote about Tiger Woods’ little accident outside his house, there was already a hint of impropriety, but who could have imagined the extent to which this drama has unfolded.  As of today there are […]

Top planetary events of the week, December 14-20

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes.  Dates and times are Eastern time zone; please adjust for your locality.  You can also get daily planetary updates on Twitter or on the Astrodynamics fan page on Facebook. Moon enters Sagittarius the morning of the 14th and the Sun is in an […]

Astrological Musings Radio, Sunday morning 11 am Eastern

posted by Lynn Hayes

On the radio this morning:  All about Uranus (please refrain from the usual scatalogical jokes!).  I’m a little late on this topic but there has been much to talk about.  Uranus recently changed direction and is picking up speed, so […]

The Mars Station

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes No, that doesn’t mean a stop on the bus route, and it’s not like a train station.  A planet is said to make a “station” when it’s apparent action from our perspective on earth appears to slow […]

Take a trip back to 1969: Time Magazine article on astrology

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes I found this article from April 1969 when I was looking for statistics on how many astrologers there are in the world today (according to Time Magazine, in 1969 there were 10,000 full time and 175,000 part-time astrologers […]

Saturn’s Hexagon Emerges

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes   Many people who know nothing about astrology have often heard of the Saturn Return, and the very mention of the astrological Saturn causes those with the strongest hearts to quake in their boots.  But Saturn is […]

It looks like it will be India instead

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’ve been writing about China as the new face of world domination in the new era ushered in by Pluto’s entry into Capricorn, but it looks like I was wrong (the story begins about a minute into the video): The […]

Mars retro and the protests in Iran

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Iran is in the news again as new anti-government protests result in a tough crackdown by that country’s military.  The Wall Street Journal writes: “Authorities appear concerned that the protest movement could pick up new steam after […]

Alexa Ray Joel – A portrait of family depression

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, was hospitalized over the weekend after ingesting eight Traumeel pills – a harmless homeopathic remedy.  The New York Post reports that Ms. Joel’s 911 call said that […]

The astrology of “Climategate”

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes The case for the fight against global warming took a blog in late November when a hacker stole more than 1,000 emails and 3,000 other documents from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. […]

Top planetary events of the week, December 7-13

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Dates and times are Eastern time zone; please adjust for your locality.  SIgn up for Lynn’s Skywatch: Planetary Illuminations and receive the December report on Tuesday.  You can also get daily planetary updates on Twitter or on the Astrodynamics fan page on Facebook. […]

Astrological Musings Radio, Sunday morning 11 am Eastern

posted by Lynn Hayes

Jupiter is conjunct Chiron now and we are heading for a return of the powerful emotional healing and processing of the Triple Conjunction I’ve been talking about all year.  I’ll be talking about how to move through intense emotional times […]

Friday’s jobs report is less worse news than usual

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes We are in a rare period right now where there are no planets in retrograde motion.  John McCormick’s excellent research from his classic book “The Book of Retrogrades” reports that all planets are “direct” (moving forward) only […]

The astrologer’s journey, from the inside out

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes One of the phenomena of the Internet Age is that anyone can be an expert.  Unlike the dark ages of the 20th century when you had to publish a book to gain recognition and renown, now all […]

The return of the Astrological Musings Community!

posted by Lynn Hayes

The bugs and kinks have been worked out of the Community, and I’ve got a nice little box on the blog to help people to access it. Thanks for your patience to those of you who are members, and if […]

The drama of Tiger Woods

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes As the world knows by know, Tiger Woods was in a car accident in the wee hours of Sunday morning.  As he was driving away from his home in Florida he backed into a fire hydrant and […]

Lynn’s Skywatch for December 2009 is posted

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’ve posted the December Planetary Illuminations report on my website, and you can read it here.  If you’re a subscriber, you’ll receive your newsletter with the translation into English later today.  If you’re not yet a subscriber (it’s free!) please […]

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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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