Thursday, June 20, 2019

Cancer Solstice Equine Astrology

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for FRIDAY, June 21st: The phrase "getting his goat" may have come from stealing a racehorse's companion goat the night before a big race, so as to upset the horse, causing him to run poorly the next day. We and our horse may feel as if someone has gotten our goat today ... and actually, off and on for the next 4 weeks. Keep in mind that we have horses to help us have fun and relax. And if our horse is acting like riding him will be anything but fun and relaxing, well, we have bicycles too, or shoes for walking, or crossword puzzles ... as Spock says to Scotty in "The Galileo Seven," "Mr.Scott, there are always alternatives.

(Cute goat photo provided by Gratisography, check them out!)

Summer Solstice season

Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice (aka the Cancer Solstice, aka Cancer Season)—and I’m here to tell you it’s going to be a bumpy Cancer Season this year (June 21-July 22). Mercury dances with Mars—that’s the god of communication hooked up with the god of war—and both oppose the Saturn/Pluto conjunction (cue “Darth Vader” entry theme song). We’re going to be opinionated, reactive, and easily frustrated when things don’t go our way.  And things are not going to go our way, so …

How to deal with it all?  Mars, the god of war, is very active through this entire period.  Legendary astrologer Robert Hand says of dealing with Mars (paraphrased), “Remember that line from ‘The Karate Kid?’—The best way to win a fight is not to be there? That’s high Mars!” Refusing to let anything or anyone provoke us is always an option.

Given the aspects over the next 4 weeks though, I suspect the Irish quip, “Is this a private fight, or can anyone join?” is going to be more in evidence.  Just keep in mind that efforts on our part to be provocative will provoke. (Paging the United States and Iran …).

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thur March 14 Equine Astrology TOD

Today, Thursday March 14, retrograde Mercury (boo) is in the "heart of the Sun." Rising and setting with the Sun and thus rendered invisible in the solar glare. "Mental" people and horses are likely to feel sluggish or overwhelmed. Is your horse mental? Give him the day off. If your horse could talk, he'd tell you to give him the day off too. Here's a mental horse and suspected mental owner ...

Stagger onward rejoicing

Today, Thursday March 14, Mercury is in the heart of the Sun. This means Mercury rises and sets with the Sun and is invisible, lost in the solar glare. "Overwhelmed." Gemini's, Virgos, writers, engineers, techies, people who operate more in the world of ideas than the world of actions may feel tired, sluggish, "overwhelmed" as well. Either take a nap or, as poet WH Auden wrote: "Stagger onward rejoicing."

Monday, February 18, 2019

The astrological news of the moment is tomorrow's Full Moon. The Sun at zero degrees Pisces opposes the Moon at zero Virgo. Zero degrees (of any sign) is a
n "anxiousness" producing degree. Virgo and Pisces are both naturally anxious signs. So this is a line up that may inspire even the normally calm among us to feel more jittery than usual.

Other chart factors include a pattern that feels a bit frantic (Mars aligned with Uranus, Uranus at 29 degrees), a pattern that inclines towards confusion (Mercury conjunct Neptune) and a pattern that asks of love, "What's in it for me?" In other words, this Moon's energy is all over the place, and we may feel we are too.

With that said ...*with focus* breakthroughs are aided under this Moon's light (especially in artistic, aesthetic, communicative fields)--today, tomorrow, Wednesday--we can string it through the rest of the week even. Also look for signs and symbols that will show us how to break through boundaries and limits (or at least work productively with them) as this too is encouraged under current planetary patterns. (I'm thinking this is bad news for Trump's wall ... let's hope so!).

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Venus aligns with Jupiter and horses!

This "Nature" episode aired Sunday (January 20) as Venus (love) aligned with Jupiter (luck) in the sign of Sagittarius (horses!). It was spectacular. Can't wait for Part 2!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

December Full Moon (and Nov, January, Feb and March's too).

The night landscape has been so bright that even we here in relentlessly cloudy Michigan know a Full Moon is coming. This Saturday 12-22. Standout feature of this Moon is that it occurs at 00 degrees of Cancer.  In and of itself this isn't so special ... except, the November 23 Full Moon occurred at zero degrees of Gemini. The January 20, 2019 Super-Full Moon eclipse occurs at zero degrees Leo, February 19 Super Full Moon occurs at zero degrees Virgo, and the March 20 Full Moon (occurring the day of the Vernal Equinox) is 00 degrees Libra.

That's Five Full Moons in a row, all at one of the "critical degrees" of the zodiac (zero degree), several of them also are SuperMoons and/or Eclipses and/or occurring on or just after a Solstice or Equinox. So what's it all mean?

In a nutshell: the period of November 2018 though March 2019 full of many significant new beginnings, but before we get to excited, all we need to is ask any woman who has birthed a baby and she can tell us "new beginnings" can be a messy process. It's okay though, even if messy, change is good (though I'm often happy I'm safely on the other end of a phone line when I tell clients in the midst of change that, hey!--good!).

The signs Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, and Libra will be especially affected by this line up of zero degree Moons, during the months of November (just passed), December, January, February, and March respectively. If you've any of these as your Sun, Ascendant or (to a lesser degree) Moon signs, find your favorite quote about change and make it your meditation mantra for the next several months.

My current favorite quote on change comes from the character "Don West" (played wonderfully by Ignacio Serrichio) on Netflix's remake of "Lost in Space:" "I don't believe in looking back. That's how you crash into things."  True that ... so, forward into, who knows what? But we do know, it'll be different. Yay.