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August 2010 Archives

Thoughts on the upcoming Uranus/Pluto square

posted by Lynn Hayes

The big “Cardinal Drama” of planetary configurations this summer included the beginning of the challenging square of Uranus to Pluto – a cycle that will build over the next few years and culminate in 2013.   Uranus and Pluto combine […]

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The Astrology of Glenn Beck

posted by Lynn Hayes

Glenn Beck has emerged from a minor and cartoonish character of conservative and religious unrest to become a force to be reckoned with in the Republican party. Beginning with the Tea Party rallies last year, he has built a movement […]

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No radio show today – here’s some inspiration instead

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m doing readings all weekend at the Body, Mind, Spirit Expo in Raleigh so there will be no radio show today.  Instead, please enjoy this wisdom from Eckart Tolle teaching the transformation of consciousness.

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Mercury Rx at Astrological Musings

posted by Lynn Hayes

This morning I wrote a long and well-thought out post about the 20-something generation.  Unfortunately, I made a big and stupid error by tagging that generation as the Pluto in Sagittarius generation.  Thankfully, I have brilliant readers who emailed me […]

What’s the opposite of Supermoon?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Astrologer Richard Nolle coined the term Supermoon to describe the Full Moon at perigee when it’s closest to the Earth.   Last night’s Full Moon was at apogee and at its furthest from Earth, so the Moon appeared about 15% smaller than usual. The […]

Heidi Montag’s breast problem

posted by Lynn Hayes

Heidi Montag is a reality TV star who is best known for having had eleven plastic surgeries in one day at the age of 23.  She is a self-confessed plastic surgery addict. Back in January I wrote about Heidi in the context […]

Musings on Julian Assange

posted by Lynn Hayes

Julian Assange is the head of the Wikileaks website, the site that recently participated in the biggest intel leak in history just as the Cardinal planetary drama was unfolding this summer.  (This very blog was featured on the Wikileaks website last year […]

Dana Gerhardt on Mercury retrograde

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m pleased to announce a new blogroller – many of you know Dana Gerhardt from her always interesting and entertaining articles in The Mountain Astrologer.  She has a wonderful post about Mercury retrograde that includes this paragraph: [I]f you honor […]

Pisces Full Moon, August 24 2010

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Marcia Snedecor The Full Moon on August 24th is at the first degree of Pisces, the sign of dreams, illusions, and a spiritual connection to the divine within. In a Full Moon, the Moon is  opposite the Sun […]

Sun in Virgo, Full Moon, and a galactic “super volcano”

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Sun has moved into Virgo, shifting the energy from the creative fire of Leo to the grounded and practical Virgo.  When the Moon moves into Pisces tomorrow morning (EDT) the Sun and Moon will begin to align in the […]

Mercury Retrograde, August 2010: What is it good for?

posted by Lynn Hayes

On the radio this morning (Sunday) at 11 am Eastern:  Mercury Retrograde: What is it good for?  Every planetary cycle has a purpose, and Mercury Retrograde cycles are no different.  The purpose isn’t just to create chaos and disturbance in […]

Exercise can moderate anger: the Mars factor

posted by Lynn Hayes

A recent article in the New York Times reports that a study which evaluated the responses of 16 young men with “high trait anger” (short fuse reactions) after exercising on a stationary bike for 30 minutes.  [T]he results of the study suggest […]

Americans still don’t know who Obama is

posted by Lynn Hayes

I really haven’t wanted to write about President Obama, because I don’t want to stir up a hornet’s nest of controversy.  But I do find it striking that two years into his presidency, nearly 20% of Americans believe that he […]

The astrology of Dr. Laura’s resignation

posted by Lynn Hayes

Dr Laura Schlessinger is no stranger to controversy. She has called homosexuality a “biological error,” and compared gay parents to pedophiles.  While she has stated publicly her belief that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman, she […]

Mercury retrograde August 2010

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mercury will turn retrograde on Friday the 20th at 3:59 pm Eastern time, but as Mercury’s (apparent) motion continues to slow down in preparation for its change of direction we could begin to see the famous communication glitches.  These glitches […]

New study finds hands-on prayer helps heal

posted by Lynn Hayes

A new study evaluates the benefits of Pentecostal hands-on healing prayer with some amazing results. An older Mozambican woman named Maryam could not see two fingers held up just one foot in front of her when she arrived for a Pentecostal […]

Mel Gibson in car crash

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mel Gibson was involved in a single car crash last night when his Maserati drove off a Malibu road.  Gibson was alone in the car and was not injured. Mel Gibson is involved in a nasty custody dispute with his […]

Uranus retrogrades back into Pisces, August 2010

posted by Lynn Hayes

This was the topic of yesterday’s radio show, which you can listen to here if you like. Uranus is the planet of autonomy and individuality – the planet that urges us to live as authentic a life as possible.  Pisces is the […]

On the radio Sunday morning: Uranus completes its path through Pisces

posted by Lynn Hayes

Uranus, planet of radical change and innovation, re-entered Pisces yesterday as it traveled back through time to pick up any lost pieces left behind.  What does this mean for the Cardinal Drama, and what kinds of experiences are we likely […]

“Astrology may matter” in sports

posted by Lynn Hayes

More and more, real astrology is beginning to gain a new level of respect.  For example, this: With Tiger Woods’ seemingly inexorable though not irreversible slide into an abyss, something never before thought possible, more players than usual will have a chance […]

The astrology of summer weather extremes

posted by Lynn Hayes

Wildfires in Russia are claiming 700 lives a day.  Floods in China and Pakistan threaten not only lives but also the region’s political stability.  Icy cold temperatures in South America have killed dozens of people in a region that is […]

Stocks fall sharply as the Saturn/Pluto square approaches

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is what I’ve been warning about as Saturn and Pluto create an atmosphere of doom and gloom: Stocks and interest rates tumbled Wednesday as investors around the world took a bleaker view of the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell […]

In honor of Ted Stevens, who died today

posted by Lynn Hayes

…I’d like to repost this video which is still one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen. This video was created after Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, who wanted the phone companies to be able to charge internet providers, famously […]

An astrology makeup line

posted by Lynn Hayes

Upset about the wildfires in Russia?  Nervous about the struggling economy?  Sad over the tragedies occurring around the world? Cheer up!  You can change your mood withastrology makeup, “the gift of beauty from the stars.”  This website offers makeup to […]

New Moon in Leo, August 9 2010

posted by Lynn Hayes

The New Moon occurs in Leo on August 9th at 11:08 pm (Eastern time).  The lunation itself (the Sun/Moon conjunction) makes no aspects to any other planet, which suggests that the power of self-expression can act forcefully, unencumbered by any […]

The astrology of Anne Rice’s religion problem

posted by Lynn Hayes

Gothic author Anne Rice announced last week that she was once again renouncing the Christianity of her youth.  Rice was raised as a Catholic but later described herself as an atheist.  During her early literary career she wrote darkly erotic […]

On the radio Sunday morning: The relationship show

posted by Lynn Hayes

?In this show we will focus on relationships and will be fully devoted to your calls. Normally we don’t have time in the call-in section to discuss relationships in depth, so in this show you’ll be invited to call in […]

The Cardinal Drama peaks tonight

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Gilchrist Mandala As I’ve been writing and discussing on theradio show, this is the week that the second wave of the Cardinal Drama peaks (the Cardinal signs are the signs of action and initiation: Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn).  Saturn is now […]

The astrology of Proposition 8

posted by Lynn Hayes

Yesterday’s ruling by a federal district judge overturning Proposition 8 occurred in the midst of a big planetary lineup involving Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.  Proposition 8 (the California Marriage Protection Act) restricted the state’s definition of marriage to […]

An incredible aurora in Germany

posted by Lynn Hayes

thanks to Eileen Naumann for this photo from northern Germany after the solar storm:

The Sun is definitely waking up

posted by Lynn Hayes

After a prolonged “solar minimum,”  with record long periods without sunspots, the Sun has become extremely active again.  These periods of solar maximum alternating with solar minimum are a normal part of solar activity but the last solar minimum was […]

Virginia woman sues over being called a “fortune teller”

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is great: A Chesterfield County woman claims county officials have violated her religious rights by defining her as a fortune teller rather than a spiritual counselor. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Payne did not immediately rule on the county’s […]

Lynn’s Skywatch for August is posted

posted by Lynn Hayes

Here’s the link to the Planetary Illuminations for August 2010, and here is a tidbit to get you started for the month: August begins in the middle of the second wave of the Cardinal Drama, as I’m calling it. Mars […]

On the radio this morning: The climax of the Cardinal Drama and what comes next

posted by Lynn Hayes

The worst of the astrological storm is over, and in today’s radio show we’ll be looking ahead at the upcoming planetary cycles that will carry us into the next phase.  How can we use this powerful energy we’ve been experiencing? […]

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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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