Friday the 13th (April) Equine Astrology TOD: Things actually look fairly good for Friday the 13th, primary caution being the Moon void all day (7:27 am-11:26 pm EDT; 4:27 am-8:26 pm PDT). Moon Void means, don't sign (important documents) don't buy (important items), don't begin important projects, a good excuse to just go ride our horse! (Don't sweat the small stuff though). Moon void in Pisces, the sign of the ocean ... if we have a "dolphin proof" horse, that might be the one to take!
Thursday, April 12, 2018
I'd promised last week I'd get astrological updates out more frequently--but Mercury retrograde had other ideas! Caught up now (sound of clapping in distance)-(so watch someone contact me and say, wait ... you forgot my chart ...) so hopefully, more regular updates. Astro for FRIDAY THE 13TH (of April) looks ... you know, not too bad. Other than the Moon being Void of Course from 7:27 am EDT to 11:26 pm EDT (don't buy important or expensive items or begin important new projects), and Mercury moving very slow in the sky (continuing transportation delays and communication flub-ups) everything else should proceed great!--except for the things that don't. There, aren't you glad you have an astrologer here to help you plan?
Monday, April 2, 2018
Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Monday, April 2nd: Today, Monday April 2nd, stars favor patient and controlled release of energy. Just remember that if we're off to ride any bouncy young greenlings this afternoon, they may have not gotten the notice, so wear that helmet even if it'll mess up your hair.
I hope everyone had a happy Easter. Today most people know Easter as a Christian holiday with pagan roots. And some people know that the reason Easter jumps around the calendar (unlike Christmas, which is always reliably on Dec 25) is because Easter Sunday is set as the first Sunday after the Full Moon following the Vernal Equinox. This date varies from year to year, because the first full moon after the vernal equinox varies from year to year. But here's some more detail to complete the picture: the reason WHY the fourth century Council of Nicaea determined the date for Easter would be so set is that in the era before electricity, pilgrims traveling to celebrate the Holy Week needed light to travel by--thus, Easter was set as the Sunday nearest to the spring Full Moon. Because astrology is essentially the art of giving meaning to astronomical phenomena, you could say that Easter is an astrology-based holiday. Share this with your Christian conservative friends and get the conversation going! (on second thought ... better not ...).
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Tomorrow, Thur March 22, Mercury goes retrograde! (sound of distant screaming). And it will remain retrograde until April 15th. You know what that means--schedules get shredded, communication gets wonky (well, wonkier ... we do live in the era of Fake News after all), and risk of needing to "re-do" anything we begin under that period is higher. My advice; don't fight what the Universe wants, it's bigger than we are. Re-do, re-think, re-write, re-read and leave some wiggle room in your planner. Might want to write in pencil, rather than ink too.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
The astrologer returns! Apologies; hard at work on writing projects, and of course your astrology charts. So, tonight we have a Full Moon!--all Full Moons heighten emotions and reactivity, but this Full Moon may be weepier than most. It pits the Sun in super-sensitive Pisces agains the Moon in "god, the world is so messed up" Virgo. If people burst out crying around you, give them a pat on the back and then point them in the direction of an animal shelter, wildlife advocacy group, or other compassionate cause because the best response to the sorrows of the world is to, you know, roll up our sleeves and do something about them. And that's the Buddha talking, not moi.
The Full Moon aligns with the fixed star Zosma, a star associated with victims and saviors. When it is active in a personal chart or in the sky, issues of feeling victimized and/or helping others comes to the fore. I have found this star is frequently a feature in the horoscopes of animal activists and environmentalist (for the environment itself is often a victim at the hands of man). This star is also connected with fear of poisoning; interesting given that right now euthanasia drugs contaminating our pet foods are in the news. It's been said that the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. It's good advice for all times but especially under a Moon like this.