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August 2011 Archives

Jupiter retrograde, August 30 2011

posted by Lynn Hayes

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” –Alexander Graham Bell This morning as I was walking my dog I listened to a podcast of This American […]

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Sunday inspiration: Take what you are and use it

posted by Lynn Hayes

At a ritual recently I learned of a wonderful book called Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron.  Each us of selected one of the remedios, and mine was Milk Thistle.  The story of Milk Thistle is very appropriate for the […]

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New Moon in Virgo, August 28 2011

posted by Lynn Hayes

New Moons are the beginning of a new lunar cycle and a time to wash away the past and begin anew. What we call the astrological New Moon, the exact moment in which the Sun and Moon are aligned in […]

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Soul surgery: Planetary news this week

posted by Lynn Hayes

Those of us on a spiritual path seek transformation and spiritual evolution but then resist it when the experience is upon us.  This is human nature since the ego seeks to control the experience of the life – to surrender […]

An interesting astrological history

posted by Lynn Hayes

I confess I have never heard of Simon Forman, so I found this article about him very informative (it was posted on Facebook by Stephanie Gailling of Planetary Apothecary).  He was an astrologer in the late 16th century, predating William […]

Sunday inspiration: A blessing

posted by Lynn Hayes

May the light of your soul guide you. May the light of your soul bless the work You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart. May you see in what you do the beauty of your own […]

The late Sathya Sai Baba on the 2012 bandwagon

posted by Lynn Hayes

With all due respect to the late Sathya Sai Baba, who was a controversial guru beloved by many before he died this spring, this recent interview with him shows an exceptional ignorance about the cycles (and lack of them) that […]

Wild swings in financial markets and a look ahead

posted by Lynn Hayes

The US stock market has been manic-depressive lately, swinging from wild highs to abysmal lows. Mercury began to station (its apparent motion slowed down to a crawl) on August 2nd and it turned retrograde on August 4th.  On August 2nd […]

The astrology of Michelle Bachmann

posted by Lynn Hayes

Michelle Bachmann was the winner of the Iowa Straw Poll this week, putting her in the forefront of the pack for the 2012 elections.  It would be a mistake to laugh off her candidacy as a joke. Ms. Bachmann has […]

Decoding the Galactic Center

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Galactic Center, at 26 degrees Sagittarius, was a big topic a few years ago when Pluto transited  through that point for the first time in 244 years, but it’s not a subject that receives a great deal of astrological […]

Sunday inspiration: Dance in the rain

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is particularly apt for me today, because we actually did get some rain, and because I danced Friday night and am blissful as a result.  I was unable to find the creator of this artwork, if you know it […]

Full Moon in Aquarius, August 13, 2011

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Full Moon this month will take place August 13th at 2:58 pm EDT/6:58 pm GMT. The Full Moon is the culmination of the lunar cycle and the beginning of the waning phase of letting go. In Aquarius, the Full […]

Mars and the London Riots

posted by Lynn Hayes

Disaffected young people have been rioting in England since the shooting on August 4th of a young suspect (Mark Duggan, age 29 and in his Saturn Return) during an arrest for gun crime in Tottenham in North London.  The riots […]

The Decline of the American Empire

posted by Lynn Hayes

Last week I wrote about the Sibly chart that I and most other astrologers use for the United States as a preface for this series since this is the chart I am using to track the change of fortune for […]

Sunday Inspiration: The healed vision of life

posted by Lynn Hayes

Sorry for the light posting last week – I’m back in town and will have the Decline of the American Empire article up Monday morning.  Meanwhile here is something more inspirational to help us prepare for the changes in the […]

Mercury retrograde alert!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mercury retrograde is already wreaking some confusion regarding the date and time that it actually begins.  I have been reading on some sites that Mercury turned direct on August 2nd, but according to my Solar Fire software Mercury actually turns […]

Planetary Illuminations for August, part I

posted by Lynn Hayes

Due to a confluence of events (I’m out of town and Mercury is turning retrograde causing problems with my web host), my August newsletter will be somewhat delayed.  If you’re not already on my mailing list please sign up on […]

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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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