Advertisement

Astrological Musings

Astrological Musings

Holidays Archives

Sunday poetry for the Winter Solstice

posted by Lynn Hayes

artwork by Jane Miluski WINTER SOLSTICE Journeying around the sun, at Yule, she turns furthest from the light. Here In the dark of the long night she is veiled, and here she comes to the fullness of her union with […]

Advertisement

Samhain – a day of remembrance

posted by Lynn Hayes

Samhain (an ancient Gaelic word pronounced Sow’-en) is the ancient Celtic holiday that has come down to us as Hallowe’en (derivation of “All Hallows Eve”).  Although it is associated today with witchcraft and doings of the devil, in pre-Christian times […]

Advertisement

The Autumn Equinox: Sun enters Libra

posted by Lynn Hayes

art by Wendy Andrew. The Sun entered Libra this morning at 5:04 am EDT (9:04 am GMT) , marking the Autumn Equinox in the turning of the wheel of the seasons.  The beginning of each season is marked by the […]

Advertisement

The roots of Easter in pre-Christian paganism

posted by Lynn Hayes

Easter Week continues at Astrological Musings! Here is an interesting video detailing the pagan sources of the roots of the Christian Easter celebration. This will be a controversial video for Christians, so please proceed at your own risk. There is […]

Easter Week at Astrological Musings

posted by Lynn Hayes

<a href=”http://astrodynamics.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Inanna.jpg”><img title=”Inanna” src=”http://astrodynamics.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Inanna-e1303214421332.jpg” alt=”inanna descent into underworld” width=”179″ height=”230″ /></a>Most of the so-called Christian holidays have deep roots in astrotheology, and Easter is no different.  The very dating of Easter, the great holiday of resurrection, is based on the […]

Spring Equinox, March 20 2011

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Laura Elliott. The Vernal or Spring Equinox takes place at 7:41 pm tonight (EDT) and it looks like the intensity will continue to ramp up for the next few months.  The Equinoxes and Solstices occur when the Sun moves […]

St. Patrick’s Day musings

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Jim FitzPatrick. Every now and then I do think about things that are not astrological in nature, and occasionally I like to indulge those wanderings in this blog.  So please forgive my digression as I delve today into the meaning […]

A Valentine’s Day astrology forecast for my readers

posted by Lynn Hayes

Today has the potential to be filled with passion and love with Venus still within range of a conjunction to Pluto.  Venus rules our relationships with others and the way that we connect with each other, and Venus is in […]

Musings on Yule, 2011

posted by Lynn Hayes

Anyone who has read this blog for more than five minutes will know that I am rather skeptical not only of Christianity but of any organized religion.  Religion is found in astrological symbolism in the planet Jupiter, which seeks to […]

One in ten kids has ADHD

posted by Lynn Hayes

Government health officials report that the number of children diagnosed with ADHD rose by 22%in the four years between 2003 and 2007.  Researchers suggest that the increase in diagnosis may be due to the fact that children in less affluent homes […]

Into the underworld, and Venus ascending

posted by Lynn Hayes

Halloween truly is a pagan practice, and most people now recognize that this so-called holiday is actually rooted in the old Celtic festival of Samhain. Although Halloween is commonly celebrated on October 31, the festival of Samhain is a cross-quarter […]

Punkie night!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Beth Owl’s Daughter reminds us that tonight is “Punkie Night,” an ancient celebration from Somerset England which is celebrated by the carving of pumpkin-like mangolds. Beth writes, “Throughout Somerset, locals use the term “spunky” to refer to Will-o-the-Wisps — a […]

The Autumn Equinox and the Harvest Moon

posted by Lynn Hayes

sadly I do not know to whom this artwork should be attributed!!   The Autumn Equinox takes place on Wednesday when the Sun enters Libra, followed the next day by the Full Moon in Aries which is often called the Harvest […]

Happy Beltane and Wesak 2010

posted by Lynn Hayes

A portion of this article is reposted from previous work (A portion of this article is reprinted from an earlier post) In ancient Celtic times, the wheel of the year was honored as the turning of the seasons. In the […]

Happy Resurrection Holiday! The origins of Easter

posted by Lynn Hayes

This article is a repost from last year.  Tune in to Astrological Musings Radio Sunday morning at 11 am Eastern for a discussion about resurrection in personal transformation from an astrological perspective!  You can also call in with questions about […]

The April Fool

posted by Lynn Hayes

Fool card from the Dragon Tarot deck.This is a repost from 2006.  Today  we celebrate the Fool, which is particularly appropriate in light of the Aries New Moon next week. The Fool in the Tarot reminds us that we have limited perspective […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The real Thanksgiving: The power of gratitude

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Not too many of us in the United States are left with the illusion that the first Thanksgiving was a romantic feast where native Americans and white folks forged a beautiful friendship that lasted hundreds of years. […]

The rehabilitation of Guy Fawkes

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Guy Fawkes day is celebrated on November 5, to mark the foiling of a plot against the Protestant English government that occurred in 1605 and 1606 by a group of conspirators including Mr. Fawkes.  The holiday is […]

Happy Samhain/ Halloween/ Day of the Dead!

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Those who decry Hallowe’en as a pagan holiday are, of course, correct!  In medieval Europe the pagan (country) people celebrated the the midpoint of the fixed signs as periods of power.  These times correspond to the fixed […]

Blessings of Mabon from Owl’s Wings

posted by Lynn Hayes

In modern pagan circles, the Autumn Equinox is known as Mabon.  Our favorite witch, Beth Owl’s Daughter, has a beautiful post and gorgeous imagery about this holiday on her blog: Today is the Equinox, taken from the Latin for “equal night.” […]

Happy Equinox 2009!

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Before I complete the post on Carl Jung’s Red Book, which I promise I will post either tonight or tomorrow morning, I want to wish everyone a happy Autumn Equinox.   The equinoxes take place when the […]

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 […]

May Day and the Immigration Rallies

posted by Lynn Hayes

On Monday, May 1, millions of legal and illegal immigrants and their supporters are expected to walk out of their jobs and hit the streets to declare their value to the American economy. It is an interesting choice of dates, […]

Happy Eostre!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Artwork by Paulina Stuckey-Cassidy Many people will celebrate Easter Sunday tomorrow as the day that Christ rose from his grave and achieved godhood. In ancient mythology, the archetype of the dying and rising god actually began thousands of years before […]

All Fools Day tomorrow!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Fool card from the Dragon Tarot deck.Tomorrow we celebrate the Fool, which is particularly appropriate in light of the Aries New Moon last week. The ancient system of Tarot is the precursor to our modern deck of playing cards, and […]

Harbingers of Spring: Aries and the Vernal Equinox

posted by Lynn Hayes

March 20 marks the entry of the Sun into Aries and the Vernal Equinox: the cardinal point of initiation and the beginning of Spring. Aries marks the beginning of the zodiac and the first of the fire signs. Aries is […]

History and mythology meet in March

posted by Lynn Hayes

From Roxana Muise comes this report: March was named for Mars, the great Roman warrior god, son of Juno and Jupiter. This was an appropriate association, for in the ancient world of the Mediterranean, the third month was known for […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

posted by Lynn Hayes

The history of Valentine’s Day is a fascinating one. In its zeal to replace the beloved pagan gods with Christian saints, the historical truths were often stretched in order to create the appropriate qualities to be worshiped in the stead […]

Previous Posts

Another blog to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Astrological Musings. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blog you may also enjoy: Oh My Stars! Cosmic Candor Happy Reading!!! ...

posted 9:27:43am Jul. 06, 2012 | read full post »

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.