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Neptune re-enters Pisces February 3, 2012

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is an excerpt from a longer article that can be found on my website here. By its very nature, Neptune is difficult to talk about. It tends to be evasive and dreamy, and full of imagination and artistic creativity. […]

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Mars retrograde December 2011- January 2012

posted by Lynn Hayes

You may have heard that Mars is getting ready to turn retrograde, an event that only occurs every two years or so.  Mars is known as a malefic in traditional astrology signifying bad luck and loss (Mars is the “lesser […]

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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: The Protester

posted by Lynn Hayes

Astrologers everywhere are nodding their head.  Uranus in Aries square Pluto – Time Magazine names “The Protester” the person of the year.  Uranus: rebellion and radical change, in Aries: initiation and action.  Squaring Pluto, power, endings and transformation; in Capricorn, […]

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A Brief Uranus/Pluto history

posted by Lynn Hayes

Uranus in Aries began a four-year cycle of a challenging square to Pluto and Capricorn this summer when the two came within one degree of an exact alignment.  Squares are 90 degree aspects between two planets that create friction and […]

Sunday inspiration and planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

This week’s inspiration is the Grand Trine in Earth that is blessing us from the heavens over the next couple of weeks.  A Grand Trine occurs when three (or more) planets align in a triangular formation, dividing the circle of […]

Neptune and Chiron turn direct, and other planetary news this week

posted by Lynn Hayes

Neptune and Chiron both change direction in a few days after traveling retrograde since earlier this year, which means their (apparent) motion has slowed to a virtual standstill as they prepare to move forward again.  These two have been tied […]

My Saturn Return ate my Skywatch

posted by Lynn Hayes

At least that’s what I’m blaming it on.  Those of you on my mailing list already know this story, but after spending over two hours writing the November Skywatch a template glitch ate the entire thing before it could be […]

The world has still not ended, but the renewal is at hand

posted by Lynn Hayes

Despite lots of hysteria in some circles over Comet Elenin as a harbinger of doom, and more predictions by evangelical preacher Harold Camping that the world would erupt in flames on October 21st – we are still here.  Comet Elenin broke down […]

Astrology in my world: In the shadow of Saturn

posted by Lynn Hayes

Beth Owls Daughter and I met for lunch yesterday and commiserated on our upcoming Saturn Returns – although we are a year about, our Saturns are close to the same degree and we both are in the shadow of the […]

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 […]

Uranus turns retrograde, July 9 2011

posted by Lynn Hayes

I had been meaning to write about Uranus turning retrograde and then I read Beth Owl’s Daughter’s blog post from a couple of days ago: I have been somewhat surprised to find that I am on becalmed waters. Not because […]

Chiron turns retrograde today, June 8 – November 10,2011

posted by Lynn Hayes

A retrograde lesson We are most familiar with Mercury turning retrograde and the snafus that ensue, but all of the planets turn retrograde at one point or another.  When the planets in the sky are observed from Earth, they sometimes […]

Jupiter in Taurus, 2011-2012

posted by Lynn Hayes

Jupiter will enter the sign of Taurus on June 4th, leaving the sign of Aries where he has inspired revolutionary behavior across the Middle East and moving into a more grounded place of stability, where our ideas and inspiration that […]

Waxing outer planet cycles

posted by Lynn Hayes

For some time now I have wanted to do an analysis of the outer planet cycles to see how they affect global periods of transformation so I was glad to see this article by Dharmaruci in which he discusses the […]

Part II: Neptune in Pisces

posted by Lynn Hayes

Here is Part I in case you missed it yesterday. This time around, Neptune will be in Pisces until August 4 2011 when it will retrograde back into Aquarius until February 3 2012 at which time it will move fully […]

Part I: Neptune in Pisces, 2011-2025

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes To do justice to this topic I will serialize this article in two parts.  Thanks to The Mystical Experience on Facebook for this amazing image. Neptune entered Pisces on April 4th, beginning a new 14-year cycle of […]

Venus and Jupiter direct and the Taurus Full Moon

posted by Lynn Hayes

The two planets of good fortune, Venus and Jupiter, have both been traveling retrograde and in the next few days they will be changing direction, moving forward again in what astrologers call “direct motion.”  Planets obviously don’t orbit in reverse, […]

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 […]

Jupiter and Uranus meet again

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Josephine Wall Jupiter and Uranus are the two planets of liberation, and back in May they converged in the first sign of Aries, the sign of courage, warfare, and action.  The two turned retrograde over the summer, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mars and Saturn in Libra

posted by Lynn Hayes

Illustration by Daniel Marsula For the next week or so we will be living with Mars and Saturn conjunct in Libra.  Libra is normally a lovely sign – it is concerned with fairness, equality, peace and harmony, beauty and an […]

Astrological news July 28,2010: the second wave

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes The big Cardinal alignment of the summer reaches another peak this week with Saturn already having moved into position and Mars and the Moon lining up as well.  (For more information about the meanings of these alignments […]

The astrology of the sexual revolution: Part 2

posted by Lynn Hayes

Catch up on Part 1 here Beginning in 1954 when Tupperware parties began putting money in the pockets of housewives and Playboy Magazine began sowing seeds of dissatisfaction in the lusty hearts of suburban dads, the ground was being fertilized […]

The astrological history of the sexual revolution: Part 1

posted by Lynn Hayes

A reader on my Facebook page suggested a connection between Saturn in Libra and the sexual revolution.  Saturn was actually in Libra between 1950 and 1953, placing it a little earlier than the actual sexual revolution which we typically think of occurring […]

Astrology in my world: Handling Jupiter/Uranus energy

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Alex Grey Much has been written about the positive aspects of the combination of Jupiter and Uranus in the chart, and there is no doubt that when these planets come together it is a rockin’ opportunity to open […]

Wisdom for the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction

posted by Lynn Hayes

I love this from Dharmaruci: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” OK, we all know the quote that isn’t by Goethe*. But the astrology for it right now is […]

Lynn’s Skywatch for June is posted (finally)

posted by Lynn Hayes

I was unable to write the June Skywatch article before I left for my trip, but if you were on my mailing list you would have received a summation of the first week’s planetary events to tide you over.  The […]

Diane on Jupiter-Uranus colliding with Saturn-Pluto this summer

posted by Lynn Hayes

I return from my trip today! Diane Lang, the Libra seeking balance (from the blog of the same name) writes: On June 10, 2010 in Washington State where I live, a much tougher law regarding cell phone use when driving […]

Uranus in Aries – May 27 2010

posted by Lynn Hayes

The power of the Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 27 contains the movement of the planet Uranus into Aries.  Uranus changes signs every seven years or so, and it will dip its metaphorical toe into Aries and remain at […]

Jupiter meets Uranus and the countdown begins

posted by Lynn Hayes

(Please refrain from making scatalogical jokes!)  Well folks, we’re getting down to it – the planetary drama that has  been much discussed over the past few years is finally upon us.  Our challenge is to be alert and aware of […]

Reform: “to convert into another and better form”

posted by Lynn Hayes

Kathryn Cassidy tweeted yesterday: “The word ‘Reform’ is everywhere. It strongly correlates to the current Saturn/Uranus opposition as do the words Rebellion and Revolution.” She’s right about calls for reform being heard everywhere.  In the US we’ve had healthcare reform, but […]

New CIA warnings and the upcoming Cardinal Drama

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes The new CIA warnings that Al Qaeda will attempt an attack on the United States in the next 3-6 months is not a surprise to those of us monitoring the stars.  The square of Saturn to Pluto […]

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. […]

Top planetary events of the week, October 26 – November 1

posted by Lynn Hayes

 by Lynn Hayes This is written for Eastern time zone; please adjust for your own location. Chiron has slowed down to a crawl in preparation for its change of direction on Friday, and its influence will be more powerfully felt. […]

Top planetary events of the week, October 12-18 2009

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes This is written for Eastern time zone with GMT in parenthesis.  Please adjust for your time zone.  Back by popular demand!  The most important events in the sky this week: Ceres enters Scorpio on Monday the 12th. […]

Everything is in opposition under Saturn and Uranus

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Saturn and Uranus are now within two degrees of their exact opposition which culminates on September 15.  As you probably now, Saturn represents conservative thinking and conventional behavior, and Uranus represents that which is new and innovative. […]

Mars and Pluto prepare for battle

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Mars will enter Cancer this afternoon (Eastern time), at which time it will be exactly opposite Pluto in the sky.  An opposition is a stressful aspect of 180 degrees in which the two planets are polar opposites, […]

Listen to my take on Saturn/Uranus and the upcoming “Cardinal Climax”

posted by Lynn Hayes

I spoke about this on the radio show August 9th and since I’m working on a big writing project I thought I’d post the link so you can take a listen if you didn’t hear it already.  At some point […]

Jupiter joins the Summer Retrogrades

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Art by Will Cascio I’ll begin by quoting myself: When planets are retrograde, their influence becomes more subtle; more internalized. It can be more difficult to achieve momentum in the areas over which the planet presides. It […]

Sunday Poetry for the New Moon Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune conjunction

posted by Lynn Hayes

Love Said to Me by Shahram Shiva I worship the moon.Tell me of the soft glow of acandle lightand the sweetness of my moon. Don’t talk about sorrow,tell me of that treasure,hidden if it is to you,then just remain silent. […]

“Very bad Mercury retrograde”

posted by Lynn Hayes

I had to laugh when I was looking at the stats and found that several people used this phrase to find this site.  I’ve had quite a few emails complaining about the intensity of this Mercury retrograde, and if the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Venus retrograde, financial markets, and the Mayans

posted by Lynn Hayes

by Lynn Hayes Venus is the goddess of love and pleasure, and she rules over the principle of attraction as well. In that guise she oversees our ability to accumulate wealth and talents as well as loved ones, and it’s […]

Sad news: Hate crimes are up

posted by Lynn Hayes

Is it merely the election, or the opposition from Saturn to Uranus that is creating a backlash against the change that Obama and Uranus represent? Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of […]

Chiron turns direct! And other planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

“The Wounded Healer” by Alex Grey. Chiron has been traveling retrograde since May 25, and changes direction today.  It has been virtually at a standstill since August, holding our feet to the fire as we release the wounds of our past in order […]

Part III: The Opposition from Saturn to Uranus: 2008-2010

posted by Lynn Hayes

If you’re just finding us, catch up with Part I and Part II.  The first stage of the opposition is beginning to align at this moment, and in the US election we’re seeing a vivid portrayal of the battle between […]

Part II: The Astrology of the opposition from Saturn to Uranus: 2008-2010

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is a continuation of yesterday’s Part I.  I have repaired some typos and unmangled some syntax in the original article.  We can learn a great deal about the effect of the opposition between these two planets by looking back […]

Part I: The opposition of Saturn to Uranus: 2008-2010

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is Part I of an article that will conclude tomorrow.  The planetary bodies in our solar system are engaged in a never-ending series of cycles that while repeating on a regular basis, continually unfold into a totally new experience of […]

Chart for the Autumnal Equinox

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Autumn Equinox occurs when the Sun reaches the zero degree point of Libra in the Tropical zodiac.  At this point the days and nights are of equal length, and this is the last sense of balance before the day […]

Pluto direct and the fall of the markets

posted by Lynn Hayes

Over the past year, I and other astrologers have warned of the upcoming collapse of what I have called the Relentless Optimism of the Pluto in Sagittarius period.  Back in May, I wrote: As predicted in this column, stock markets […]

The upcoming Saturn/Uranus opposition and election day

posted by Lynn Hayes

Beginning on the US election day, Saturn and Uranus will begin a series of five oppositions, concluding the summer of 2010.  Astrologers have been speculating for the past year about what this could mean.  Saturn is the planet that rules […]

Notes on the upcoming Eclipse

posted by Lynn Hayes

“Full Moon” from Spirited Art. In my travels on the web today I found this article by Geoffrey de Meaux, a French astrologer from that time about an eclipse that occurred in March of 1345 that he believes was the […]

Skywatch is posted! And the Leo/Aquarius polarity

posted by Lynn Hayes

Skywatch for August is posted here, and here’s a snippet on this month’s eclipse cycle along with news for the first week of August: August begins with the first of a pair of Leo/Aquarius eclipses, this one a Solar Eclipse […]

Musings on Pluto in Capricorn…

posted by Lynn Hayes

…and the potential death (Pluto) of capitalism (Capricorn).   thanks to Mike Eggleston for the image.

Thoughts on the August 1 eclipse

posted by Lynn Hayes

August 1 will bring a total solar eclipse, occurring at 6:12 am EDT.  The solar eclipse occurs astronomically with an alignment of the Sun, Moon and the Earth so that the Moon blocks the light of the Sun to us […]

Pluto in Sagittarius and Xenophobia

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is part of a larger article that I’m working on about Pluto’s journey through Sagittarius and the global (Sag) transformation (Pluto) that has taken place since 1995 when Pluto entered Sagittarius. Pluto brings upheaval and crisis, and in Sagittarius […]

The ebb and flow of the cycles of time

posted by Lynn Hayes

art from mandalas.comAs humans, we tend to think that happiness is better than sadness, that good luck is better than bad. We may avoid difficult confrontations and pursue more comfortable situations. When tragedy strikes our well-protected lives, we shout out […]

Will Jupiter/Neptune bring another stock market bubble?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Jupiter and Neptune have begun a battle which will continue until the end of March, at which point they will briefly separate and come together again in September. The cycle that we are currently in is similar to the period […]

The awakening of beauty: Venus retrograde

posted by Lynn Hayes

Photo from Andrea’s Photo Blog. I thought the quote below was perfectly appropriate as we continue our journey of Venus in retrograde motion (until February 3). Venus rules our sense of beauty as well as our ability to relate to […]

Battle of the Gods: Mars and Jupiter

posted by Lynn Hayes

Over the past week or so we’ve seen the effects of warrior Mars opposing confident Jupiter as aggressive rhetoric (Mars) becomes more and more amplified (Jupiter) across the globe. Today Neptune joins the conflict between Mars and Jupiter, obscuring and […]

Braggadocio increases as Mars approaches Jupiter

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mars, the Warrior God, is approaching an opposition with Jupiter, the King God. Although the opposition won’t be exact until next week (January 13), we are already seeing the effects. Mars represents our personal will and desire, it shows how […]

Explosions continue during December Grand Cross

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’ve been amazed at the number of explosions in the news over the past few weeks as Saturn and Jupiter square off against fiery Mars during the December Grand Cross (see other articles below for more details about the Grand […]

Explosions, earthquakes, executions, race riots

posted by Lynn Hayes

Explosions in an oil depot near London and in New Jersey, earthquakes in the Kashmir Valley, Australia and Afghanistan, execution of Tookie Williams, and race riots in Sydney Australia. Disturbing, but not surprising during this Grand Cross period. The tension […]

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