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All Direct

Posted in Aquarius, Direct Station, Jupiter, Leo, Mars, Retrograde Station, Sagittarius, Saturn, Sun, Virgo on 12/02/2009 by nemain nyx

I just had to break radio silence to announce that we have no major planets in retrograde until late this month when Mars goes on the 21st.

There have been quite a few changes in my life lately, a period of Venus/Uranus and Saturnine activity. However, I’m ready to approach the new year with a fresh start and a renewed sense of self.

This take-charge approach is enhances by a Sun/Mars trine in Sagg/Leo, but runs into difficulty given the opposition to Jupiter in Aquarius. On the personal front the Sun (although in trine with Mar’s current position) is squaring my natal Mars in Virgo. The stress of all this change is getting to me, and the need to arrange the chaos into some semblance of order is causing me to shut down.

I cannot wait until the transit of Jupiter squaring my natal Saturn is over. I realize now where my life has reached the point of excess and needs to be trimmed back, simplified, and let loose. Here’s to the coming new year!

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Jupiter Goes Direct!

Posted in Aquarius, Current Events, Direct Station, Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Saturn, Venus on 10/12/2009 by ananda silvermoon

Happy Jupiter Direct, everyone! The planet of luck stationed direct just a few minutes ago at 17+ Aquarius.

Sorry things are kinda quiet around here; Nyx is traveling, and I’m overwhelmed with other stuff. Here’s Astrolabe’s interpretation of how my life is going right now:

Jupiter is Square your Moon applying with an orb of 01 degrees XX minutes.
Too much is happening! You may find yourself reacting to emotionally charged situations involving females now. There may also be some conflicts of opinion over differing judgments. You may need to adapt to extravagant or wasteful situations (often in public) and make important judgment calls. Be reasonable in your expectations about others, family matters, and real estate. Be honest with yourself about obligations. Don’t expect the world to do everything for you, and you don’t have to be everyone else’s protector.

Well, it’s right about the too much is happening part anyway. Here’s a little preview of the week ahead: Venus sextiles Mars and conjuncts Saturn on Tuesday (PDT), then enters Libra on Wednesday afternoon, promptly running into a square with Pluto that’s exact Thursday morning at 10:51 PDT. Mars’ entry to Leo on Friday is also accompanied by a Solar quincunx to Uranus and trine to Neptune the same day. On Sunday Mars also forms a quincunx to Pluto, on the same day that the Moon enters the sign ruled by these two planets, Scorpio. Holy crap, that’s a lot of energy in one week!

I’m dealing by staying busy, and getting things that need to get done, done. I’m reeling a bit from some recent news (very good!) about an upcoming event, and the associated astrology, which is a bit too much for me to believe right now. Of course, I’m seeing in it what I want to see; the Universe will unfold however it sees fit. My job now – and our job in general with astrology – is to take the opportunity the Universe is providing and make the best of it.

Autumnal Equinox 2009

Posted in Luna, Mars, Uranus, Wheel of the Year on 09/22/2009 by nemain nyx

Today just after 2pm (Pacific Time) will be the Autumnal Equinox, signifying the midpoint of fall and the beginnings of winter. (It always drives me nuts when people say that this is the first day of fall). It’s a time to celebrate the harvest and the Harvest Moon. I just got my new Galileoscope so I’m ready!

At the moment the Moon, Mars, and Uranus are the Water Signs: strong empathetical and emotional momentum to start the day. We may feel this has a more personal effect this morning or afternoon over East: Moon/Mars Trine in Scorpio and Cancer. Over the next few days the Mars/Uranus Trine (currently at 7 degree orb) will grow more potent.

Uranus trine Mars in Cancer will support actions that are driven by emotions and those seeking to act on something deeper, or perhaps something spiritual. I wouldn’t be surprised to see quarrels based on religion (especially Christianity, given the rise of the religion under the Great Period of Pisces) spring up in the coming days.

With the Moon in Scorpio and the Sun entering Libra, there’s going to be a intense emotional investment regarding the qualities associated with Libra (relationships, harmony, interdependence, social values). Void of Course occurs around 8:30 PST, with the Sun at the entrance point this could be a focal point for the Scorpion’s tendency for resentment if not handled carefully. The Moon will move into Sagittarius early tomorrow morning.

Blessings

Another Mars Day

Posted in Mars on 07/01/2009 by ananda silvermoon

note: i am also having a pottymouth day. apologies in advance if that fucking bothers you.

godDAMNit I am having a Mars day today. part of it, i’m sure, is the fact that Mars is making squares at all the shit going on in Aquarius. As the astute reader may recall, that stuff is all up on (read: conjunct, within 4 degrees) of my natal Mars, and is being transited by the VeMa conjunction at 22-26 degrees Taurus. So, Mars is square my natal Mars. It’s actually exact today or early tomorrow. Hadn’t realized that until just a few minutes ago.

As would be expected for a Mars day, I can’t say it’s been an unproductive one. I got up early and managed to squeeze in a nice bike ride before starting work, and I managed to get a bunch of work done after that. I did have a minor emergency though. I was working alone in a room with some expensive equipment that sits on a special expensive equipment table, which evidently has a sharp edge to it that I did not notice until I reached my hand down to brush off something tickling my leg and came up with bright red fingertips. It took me almost half an hour to get the bleeding to stop, though even now, the injury is not only tiny and minor, but also does not and did not hurt a bit. But it bled like a motherfucker! Blood red, the color of Mars. Action and injury.

Of course this happened as I was wrapping up my time on said expensive equipment, and I had postponed my lunch so that I could keep working. Which meant that not only was I now bleeding, i was also lightheaded, very hungry, and a bit grouchy from low blood sugar. Awesome.

Happy motherfucking Mars day to me. Yeah.

OK, end rant. Hope your day is treating you better than mine.

Libra Moon Void, Big Day Tomorrow

Posted in Aquarius, Chiron, Current Events, Gemini, Jupiter, Libra, Luna, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Retrograde Station, Scorpio, Uranus, Venus on 06/30/2009 by ananda silvermoon

In a few hours the moon will slip into secretive Scorpio, but for now it is void of course in late Libra, having trined the Aquarius stellium earlier today (actually, it was a grand air trine, involving mercury in Gemini as well!). The moon’s entry into Scorpio sets the stage for a big day tomorrow, with both Mercury and Venus forming exact aspects to the Aquarius stellium and to Uranus. This is only intensified by the fact that Mars is only a few degrees behind Venus, so expect whatever happens tomorrow to stick around for a few days.

So this is an interesting pattern that we have, which is exact tomorrow. Mercury is 30 degrees ahead of Venus, which is sextile Uranus and square the Aquarius stellium of Chiron, Neptune and Jupiter. This gives us two squares, two semisextiles, a sextile and a trine. Of course, since two of our four points comprise more than one planet, these aspects are intensified. This gives us something stable, something resonant, but something with direction to it, something pushing or pulling us to action. It’s not unpleasant, but it’s not exactly comfortable either.

What does it all mean? What’s going to happen tomorrow? I have no idea. Nyx is our mythology expert, I’m more like the astronomer. I just know where the planets are at any given time. And if I told you to expect effects on communication, relationships, finances, luck, or dreams, or if I told you to expect the unexpected, well, that would probably cover it. Hardly going out on a limb there. But I have been watching the skies long enough to know that this sort of alignment is rare, but will definitely be interesting; I’m not expecting earthquakes or anything. Though I do think that the big news of the day – Norm Coleman concedes and Al Franken is finally Senator from Minnesota – might have something to do with a certain outer planet – one that is shaping our current events through its opposition to another certain outer planet – stationing retrograde. Which also happens tomorrow, or tonight, depending on your time zone. Yep, not only is Uranus involved in the series of aspects tomorrow, it’s also at its retrograde station. OH – and – !!! – 2009 is officially half over as of tomorrow.

Told you it was a big day tomorrow. Happy July! Namaste!

A Mars Day

Posted in Mars, Neptune, Venus on 06/30/2009 by nemain nyx

Yesterday I witnessed more than my normal share of accidents. As I was walking across an intersection I heard a very loud plastic popping sound and turned around to see that a Suburban and a sedan had had a minor collision. Since I wasn’t needed and didn’t actually see it occur I went on my way.

Later in the evening as I was coming home from a friend’s house, I saw a collection of several aid cars and fire trucks. A motorcycle and a sedan had a terrible collision and there were life-threatening injuries.

Earlier in the day I was feeling very driven by busy work and frustration. People were giving me a wide-berth, as the feeling was written all over my face. In short, it had all the symptoms of a Mars Day.

A day on Mars has an extra 39 minutes, but that’s not what I mean. When I’m talking about a Mars Day, I’m talking about a day influenced by the Warrior aspect of Mars. A day absolutely filled with drive, for better or for worse.

Accidents tend to happen on days heavily influenced by Mars. The reasoning could be that sometimes when we are so focused on what we are doing and we apply so much energy towards it we can lose track of the big picture and open ourselves up to accidents. For example, the motorcycle involved in the collision was traveling on a city street upwards of 90 mph. While obviously not the least bit wise, it showed the pure bullocks influence associated with Mars.

So thinking about the major aspects yesterday, Neptune square the Mars/Venus conjunction in Taurus, with Jupiter to expand the influence. Mars & Venus together are full of passion, and with Neptune in retrograde the passionate ideals and even illusions cooked up by this paring is expanded by the Greater Fortune. Jupiter in the role of the Wheel of Fortune favors Neptune’s influence, and the revelations born under these circumstances could have lasting effects, adding further knots in the thread of life.

Mars is not entirely docile in Taurus. This sign can exacerbate the stubborn characteristic of the planet. When I found myself neck-deep in work yesterday I played the martyr and wouldn’t allow anyone to help me. But I wasn’t going to let anyone forget that I was doing it all myself! (Showing a bit of my natal Mars in Virgo in the process)

My astro-guru once told me that the best way to deal with a Mars day is to simply pay attention to where you step. Physical movement is a key element of this planet and often the part that can get us into an accident. But you should never waste the prevailing motivation of a Mars Day! If you feel one coming on, just take care to think clearly and mind your extremities (and your speed!) and you’ll get a lot done.

Scorpio Moon, Mars Trine Pluto

Posted in Capricorn, Current Events, Mars, Pluto, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo on 06/03/2009 by ananda silvermoon

Luna crossed over into Scorpio about an hour and a half ago, moving into opposition with Mars, which is trining Pluto. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio and Pluto the modern ruler; these two planets in aspect will have real consequences for anyone with prominent Scorpio in their charts. Additionally, since it’s happening in Capricorn/Taurus, those with strong Earth will likely also feel it as well. (As a Cap with Taurus rising and Scorpio moon, I think it’s fair to say that I’m feeling a bit stressed out by this stuff, especially when you take into consideration the triple conjunction we’ve talked so much about already. But this post isn’t about me.)

The big aspect of the day is Mars trine Pluto. Trine is considered a “good” or “easy” aspect, but with both Mars – ruler of action, war, conflict, aggression – and Pluto – ruler of sex, death, loss, transformation – involved, it is hard to see how this aspect could not have a darker side. In fact, one of the biggest news stories right now, that of the murder/assassination of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, can be viewed through the lens of this Mars/Pluto aspect. Sex + death = abortion; Mars can precipitate violence; the fact that the murder occurred in church this past Sunday suggests a cold calculation that only Scorpio could be capable of.

In fact, taking a glance at the birth chart of Scott Roeder – the prime suspect in this heinous crime – (Feb 25, 1958 – time and place unknown), the first thing I notice is a conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune – just like the current conjunction – along with the lunar North Node in the early degrees of Scorpio. I also notice that his natal Pluto is in the first degree of Virgo, forming the third leg of a grand earth trine with the current Pluto/Mars trine. His Mars is placed in Capricorn, suggesting that he firmly believes that his actions (Mars) are doing the right/best thing (Capricorn). Interestingly, Mars is also stressfully sesquisquare Pluto in his birth chart; this aspect will repeat itself soon as well. It will be interesting to see if the exact sesquisquare will coincide with a key event in this case.

Anyway, I know this isn’t a political blog though we do follow mundane astrology, but I just want to take a moment to remember Dr. Tiller as a hero to women and families everywhere, providing women with the choice to save their very-much-wanted children from short, tragic, and painful lives of medical intervention and expensive, invasive, painful experiences. The vast majority – if not all – of the cases that Dr. Tiller saw which ended in abortion were those in which the unborn children in question had severe defects incompatible with life as you or I know it. I don’t want to open this up as a platform for the debate over abortion – there are so many other sites all over the internet for that – so I am closing comments on this post. If you have anything positive to say, feel free to email me at ananda.silvermoon@gmail.com and I will post your comments myself if I so choose. Thanks for your understanding.