New Planetary Energy

all signs coexistJune opens with many changes in the planetary energies!

Mercury moved into Gemini where it is  very much at home.  Mercury rules communications and Gemini is the sign of the communicator!   Lets all talk!!

Venus moved into Taurus where it is also feeling quite homey.  Venus is the planet ruling Taurus.  Venus is love and money and Taurus loves  handling money!

Mars just moved into Cancer and will energize Cancerians and get them busy with their projects.  Cancer softens Mars competitive and often combative nature.

Jupiter went Direct today after being retrograde for 4 months.  He is in Libra at 13 degrees as he goes Direct.  Get ready Librans for some positive forward movement finally.  Everyone else look and see where 13 degrees Libra falls in your birth chart,  That’s where you should see things start to pick up for you in beneficial ways.

We also have a Full Moon at 18 degrees Sagittarius tomorrow June 9th and it pushes us to seek adventure and broaden our learning through our emotions.  This will mostly affect you if you have any planets in Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces (all the mutable signs) between 15 and 23 degrees.

Lots is shifting in the heavens for us to experience in our lives.

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Wishing you happy times ahead!                            all signs colorful

WHAT ARE THE REASONS ASTROLOGY WORKS?

Tremendous biological, chemical and physiological changes occur at the instant a new born baby draws in the first breath and consequently lets out his or her first cry.  In the Scriptures it is said, “I will breathe the breath of life into them”.   At this moment in time, more than 400 million electromagnetic cells in the brain become programmed, like a computer by the invisible, but powerful cosmic frequencies, or light waves, coming from our Sun, our Moon and the planets in our solar system.  This occurs in a pattern corresponding to their position in space and their mathematically and astronomically -measured aspects to one another in that magnetically-charged moment in time.  The baby  will feel a powerful electromagnetic tug and become “programmed” so to speak.

If this baby could see the heavens above at that moment, he or she would see their birth chart.  This tug actually can be accepted or rejected through the gift of free will, each time in the future when the Sun, Moon and planets conflict or harmonize with each other and the baby’s programmed natal chart.  However, after doing hundreds of birth charts, I have found that most people do live out their chart and experience recurring planetary transits in the working out of their lives.  Transits can trigger a psychological response or an actual life experience, depending on the angle each planet is making to each planet in the birth chart.  These are called conjunctions, oppositions, sextiles, trines or squares (as well as minor aspects not listed) and depending on the angle, these feelings or experiences will appear to be happy or helpful, perhaps challenging or irritating or frustrating.  But, all serve a purpose in our lives, to help us along or to teach us lessons that also ultimately help us along on our path to growth.good teaching wheel.

Scientific Astrology

constellation pic  I have been reviewing some information from a book written in 1928 called “Simplified Scientific Astrology”.   I found the following facts to be very interesting because I had not heard some of them before.

During the 2000-plus years that have elapsed since the equinox came within orb of Pisces the sign of the fishes, religious rites have required that the people annoint themselves with “Piscean water” at the door of the church.  The service or Mass was performed by a priest whose hat resembled the head of a fish, and were originally told to abstain from eating meat on Fridays and at other times and to eat fish instead.  They were also taught to worship or honor an immaculate virgin (Mary) because Virgo, the sign of the virgin, is the sign  opposite Pisces and the opposite signs are as two sides of the same coin.   This type of worship will continue in a decreasing degree until the sign Aquarius and its opposite sign Leo have replaced the current symbols of christianity.  Having been brought up in the catholic church, I have seen all these Piscean symbols first hand and I know many changes have been taking place through the years.

On either side of the Ecliptic or Sun’s path are a number of fixed stars which form twelve groups or constellations, that are called ‘signs of the zodiac’. These twelve constellations are called the natural zodiac remaining in the same relative positions, so we use a Table of Houses our whole life and yet we must consult an Ephemeris to see the planets’ places every year.  symbol chart wheel

The sun crosses the celestial equator (precedes it) and this is called the precession of the equinox.   It takes about 2,156 years before the Sun recedes one constellation, traveling one degree about every 72 years; and it takes about 25,868 years for the Sun to circle back through all twelve constellations. 

At the time that we were in the age of Taurus which is the sign of ‘the Bull’  the ancient Egyptians worshipped the sacred ‘Bull Apis’.  Their priests at that time wore the Uraeus or Serpent Symbol belonging to Scorpio  opposite Taurus, to indicate their possession of the esoteric wisdom.

When the Sun went into Aries by precession it became idolatry for ‘the chosen people’ to worship the Bull or ‘golden calf’.  They left Egypt and pinned their faith to the ‘ram’ or  ‘lamb’ which was then slain. According to the esoteric symbol for Libra, the opposite of Aries, which is ‘the scales of justice’,  He shall come again as judge. 

The reason the Aquarian influence has already been felt is because the Sun’s orb is so large that it touches the cusp of Aquarius.  We have seen many new inventions and electronics (computers, smart phones and even smart cars) all brought into our experience.  Aquarius is also the sign of the humanitarian whose symbol is the Water Bearer, pouring out not water as is often suggested, but pouring wonderful ideas on humanity.  The coming possibilities for the human race are wonderful to contemplate.  When the equinox actually crosses into the sign of Aquarius in the year 2654, we should finally see the brotherhood and peace that this world longs to experience!

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LIFE IS LIKE A TRAIN

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Someone sent this to me and I had to pass it on:
At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. As time goes by, other people will board the train, and they will be significant like our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life. Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don’t realize they vacated their seats.
This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.
The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life. Reap success and give lots of love.
More importantly, thank God for the journey.

MORE ABOUT TIME TWINS

Continuing the theme of babies who are born within minutes of one another, in the same city and state, but to different mothers.  They are also referred to as “astro-twins.”

twin little girlsAstrologer Joseph Goodavage discovered in every case he investigated that these time-twins got sick simultaneously from the same illness; got married and had the same number of children of the same sex, at the same time; received promotions; and even died at the same time of the same cause.  Of course, heredity and environment must be taken into account.

In June of 1738, two unrelated babies were born in the English parish of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields. One child was Samuel Hemmings, a commoner.  The other was King George III.  Mr. Hemmings became an iron worker, going into business for himself on the same day in October 1760 that George III ascended to the throne of England. Mr. Hemmings was married on September 8, 1761; so was King George!   Each of them became sick and had accidents at the same times. Each event in one life was mirrored in the life of the other. On January 29, 1820 they both died, in the same hour of the same cause!

twin boysDonald Chapman and Donald Brazill were born at the same hour and minute in neighboring towns in California. On September 10, 1950 when each one had just turned 23, Mr. Brazill and Mr. Chapman met for the first time, as they drove in opposite directions on U.S. Highway 101 early on a Sunday morning. They crashed head-on and each  was killed instantly.   They held the same kind of job and were dating girls in each others’ hometown. They also caused each others’ death at the same moment in time.  Also, Mr. Brazill’s father died in an auto accident at the same place on the same road on September 10,1954.

On December 1, 1961 twin sisters, Sue and Mary Arnold of Lubbock, Texas fell from their bicycles and broke their left arms suffering identical fractures. Sue fell first and Mary went pedaling for help, but within 45 seconds she skidded and fell, suffering the identical fracture. Six months earlier, although separated by several miles, each girl got out of a car in different neighborhoods and closed the car door on her left hand. Each suffered identical injuries, just 10 seconds apart.  In this case, the girls were related.
In Pompton Plains New Jersey, twin sisters gave birth to twins at Chilton Memorial Hospital on July 31,1962.  The 20th birthday of both mothers was July 31st.  The babies were born on the same day, in the same hour as their parents were, about seven minutes apart.

twins in incubatorsChilton Memorial Hospital in New Jersey just happens to be where I gave birth to my three sons.  My first son was born on February 1, 1965.  Another woman gave birth to a son on the same day, in the same hospital within a short time.  I recall that she named her son Mark Tracy and her name was Cathy.   She was my roommate and we remained friends for a few years,  eventually losing touch.  Now all these years later, it would be interesting to locate this young man and see what, if any similarities he and my son share.  He would be turning 50 today as I type this.  My son moved from New Jersey to California  in the late 1980’s and then later relocated to Sedona, Arizona. My son Eric is a self-employed Carpenter, owned a dog for many years and has never married.   If anyone has any information about Mark Tracy, please let me know.

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Wouldn’t you like to find your time-twin?

 

TIME TWINS

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One of my favorite books is  “Astrology The Space Age Science”   authored by Joseph Goodavage.   In this book he writes about “Time Twins”.   These are babies who are born on the same date, the same year, the same time and in the same location to different mothers.  Their birth charts are identical if they were born at the same moment or almost identical, if born just a few minutes apart.   Of course they have free will to use the same planetary energy as they choose and depending on their environment, there will be some differences in how they respond.

Joseph Goodavage did some research before publishing his book and the following are true stories from his book.  In the early 1960’s, two unrelated women met for the first time in a hospital room in Hackensack, New Jersey.  It turned out that the women were born in towns very nearby on the same date and year.  Both of their first names were Edna.  Each was giving birth to her first child.  The babies were born at the same hour, weighed the same and were both given the name Patricia Edna.  The women’s husbands also had the same first name which was Harold.  Each man was in the same business and owned the same car, model and color.  Each couple had been married for three and a half years, having been married on the same day.  Also, both husbands were born on the same day, month and year.  Both women were blue eyed brunettes, were the same weight and height and wore the same size clothes.

But, there’s more……………..each woman had the same number of brothers and sisters.  Their husbands were the same religion, different from the wives, who were the same religion.  Each family owned a dog of the same mixed breed, size and age and had named their dogs Spot.

twins in incubators

Another strange case received attention when two poultry trucks of the same model collided in Miami in June of 1961.  Showing their I.D. the drivers discovered that they were identical twins separated from birth.  They were both in the poultry business, their wives had the same name, they had the same number of children, of the same sex and ages.

These facts are not just coincidences……..people paired like those above are moving along their life path, propelled by some external force, acting equally on each person.  Science has found direct links between celestial movements and behavior.  Electromagnetic fields within the human body have been discovered which fluctuate in tune with changes in the earth’s field.  The nervous systems of all creatures on earth are operated by tiny electronic pulses which can be affected by electromagnetic radiations from distant stars in the heavens.

celestial pictureBy looking at the date of birth, we can get a feel for events that are most likely to occur or be experienced in a person’s lifetime.  Professional Astrologers do not predict the future, but they consider all the forces at work in the birth chart, both harmonious and conflicting, and then give an educated guess about the outcome.  Influences can be seen by calculating the current transiting planets.

Celestial influence is not really mystical or mysterious.  With diligent study, anyone can learn to see the character, personality, talents and abilities in a birth chart, as long as the birth information is known.         horoscope wheel   I will be writing another blog with more true stories from this same book.  I find this information to be totally fascinating.  If anybody knows two people that were born on the same day, approximate time and location, let’s take a look at their lives and see if they are having similar experiences.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2015 !!  We will be at home watching the ball drop  in Times Square in New York City on TV, drinking our champagne and eating chocolates.  Have you ever wondered why  all those people like standing so closely jammed in together for several hours in the cold to watch the ball drop in person?  Different strokes for different folks I guess!

To start off the new year, I am sharing one of my favorite sayings…

GRATITUDE UNLOCKS THE FULLNESS OF LIFE.

IT TURNS WHAT WE HAVE INTO ENOUGH; TURNS DENIAL INTO ACCEPTANCE,;

CHAOS TO ORDER; CONFUSION TO CLARITY.

IT CAN TURN A MEAL INTO A FEAST; A HOUSE INTO A HOME;

A STRANGER INTO A FRIEND.

GRATITUDE MAKES SENSE OF OUR PAST; BRINGS PEACE FOR TODAY,

AND CREATES A VISION FOR TOMORROW!

…by Melody Beattie

Here’s hoping you feel gratitude for the good things in your life and even bless the not so great things in your life so they can have the opportunity to turn positive!

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Taking a Vacation by Zodiac Signs

zodiac pictures all 12Aries brings Mars energy on vacation with them, even though a calm, quiet place would be good for them. Vacation doesn’t give them a rest because they pack in so much excitement.   A peaceful vacation does not have to be dull; it could give them a chance to discover a different way of life, explore those back roads and find something new and different. .

Taurus loves tropical islands and cruises can be very relaxing as well. Let someone else serve the meals and activities. They like to sit around and recharge.  They can bring the family along, but should try to have some time alone without kids. Please pass up the temptation to vacation with business friends.  It’s best not to go back to the same place year after year but try someplace new.

Gemini dreams about vacations, imagining the “perfect” trip.   Gemini often makes plans and then changes them. Mercury tends to make them changeable. They love tours, but it may be better to plan a little longer stay.  They read everything and  love chatting with just about everyone. Try a motorscooter or rent a bicycle to satisfy both of the twins.

Cancerians love to travel, but sometimes they enjoy just taking time off to be at home, perhaps taking short trips and returning to sleep in their own comfortable beds.  They can take half the day just getting out the door and wonder why they can’t see as much as they’d hoped.   It’s best to plan a starting time, where to eat or pack a lunch and then go with the flow and enjoy whatever comes up. Try to visit a place near water or with a romantic background. A cruise is just about perfect!

Leo is a child of the Sun and enjoys warmth, bright lights and sparkling people.  They need to save enough to  live like a King or a Queen.  They prefer one week at an expensive hotel over several less expensive weeks.   They enjoy seeing celebrities and lots of night life as well as the beach.  They always pack more clothes than they actually wear.

Virgo often waits too long for the time or money to take a real vacation. But when they do go,  they might plan a trip that would surprise everyone.  A seldom seen extroverted side creeps in.  It can keep them going for several years because they feel they were making up for lost time.   They usually plan day trips, but when these types of opportunities arrive, they could go to the most unexpected places!

Libra is another sign that changes their mind or cancels their plans either because of circumstances or just because of a change of mind at the last minute.  They like to see the romantic spots in the world and then they become easily influenced by others who rave about somewhere they have been and Libra wants to go there. They need to find a place where they can be waited on to truly enjoy themselves.  They don’t want to put up with any discomforts on vacation. Venus makes them want luxury so they should plan for only the best.

Scorpio usually likes to plan dramatic vacations. Vacations should provide beneficial changes to their usual routine.  They enjoy traveling to foreign countries or seeing music festivals and theater. Music and drama are a great relief for their changing moods. They do love to live dangerously but should try not to return home tired and worn out.

Sagittarius loves action-packed vacations, sporting events included.  They love the mountains and rugged nature.  They need challenges and physical activity on vacation.  They need to try not to be impatient with family members who are less active or try taking a separate trip on occasion.   If  they can’t get away for a week or two, they can just take a long weekend now and then.   They are so outgoing,  they easily meet people.

Capricorns look longingly towards yearly vacations as an escape, but must leave their business affairs at home.   They really need a relaxing vacation more than anybody.  Something seems to hold them back from full, zesty enjoyment of life; and it’s the Saturn influence on their sign. We all need and deserve a break from our work and our routines; for Capricorn,  it’s money well-spent.

Aquarians are the most spontaneous travelers of the zodiac. With their humanitarian instincts, they are quite likely to find themselves visiting a sick friend or looking after a family member and grateful to stay a few extra days as a vacation.  They often need to forgo original plans because of the unexpected forces of Uranus, their ruler.  As they get older, they end to spend more time vacationing at home. They enjoy great discussions with the new people they meet while traveling.

Pisceans like to plan nice, romantic vacations near water.   They know how to enjoy themselves no matter where they go and always manage to find pleasant companions.  They enjoy seeing entirely new places, but they must be spacious.   Some Pisceans enjoy solitude, with less people and lots of time for contemplation. They would vacation often if money permitted and the wonderful mood created, often continues upon their return.

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CYCLES OF THE MOON

moon phases 1The Moon has four phases: new, waxing, full and waning.  Then add the moon’s position through the zodiac signs. It takes about 28 days for the moon to orbit around the earth. The new moon is when the moon passes directly between the sun and the earth and it is totally dark. During the day it is very close to the sun. On your calendar it shows as a black disc. This is a good time to fast for the day since it is the highest capacity of the body for detoxification. This can help the body avoid sickness. The side of the moon facing the sun appears a few hours after the new moon and this begins the waxing moon period. Within 2 weeks the moon passes through first and second quarters. For these two weeks, build up and strengthen your body because it will be extremely effective at this time. Full moon appears when the moon is half-way toward its journey around the earth. The calendar shows it as a white disc. At full moon, expect more profuse bleeding (one reason why surgery is not recommended at full moon, the day before or day after). Childbirth labor seems to frequently begin at this time. Third and fourth quarter moons begin the two week period of waning moon. Surgery seems to be more successful during waning moon and even if you eat more than usual, it seems you don’t put weight on as quickly as during waxing moon.

oreo demo moon phasesTwo to three days are spent in each of the zodiac signs during the moon’s 28 day orbit and this exerts specific influences on different areas of the body.  There is a basic principle called ‘the art of good timing’ and it is a little mysterious in the way it works, but the moment of coming into contact is the decisive moment. An action pursued with your hands or your thoughts, either positive or negative will always be visible eventually in the material world. Forces are exerted by the phases of the moon and by the position of the moon in the zodiac at specific moments in time.

moon on your birthIf you have the option to schedule surgery, just look for a waning moon and avoid the zodiac sign that governs that particular part of the body. Following is a guide for your use:

ARIES  rules head, eyes, nose, brain, sense organs
TAURUS rules throat, neck, ears, tonsils, blood circulation
GEMINI rules shoulders, lungs, arms, hands, glandular system
CANCER rules chest area, stomach, nervous system
LEO rules heart, back, arteries, sense organs
VIRGO rules digestive organs, nerves, blood circulation
LIBRA rules hips, kidneys, bladder, glandular system
SCORPIO rules sexual and reproductive organs, nose, nervous system
SAGITTARIUS rules thighs, hips, veins, sense organs
CAPRICORN rules knees, bones, joints, skin, blood circulation
AQUARIUS rules lower legs, calves, top of feet, veins, glandular system
PISCES rules feet, toes, nervous system

moon ocean waningThe waning moon detoxifies, washes out, sweats out, breathes out, dries, consolidates, pushes to action and to expending energy. The closer to new moon, the more effective the energy.   Healing is quicker, scarring is seen less often, wounds have less bleeding.

At the new moon, start new projects, release bad habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol and see the strong withdrawal symptoms kept within bounds physically and mentally. Have your new beginning on a new moon day for your best success.

The waxing moon supplies, plans, absorbs, builds up, breathes in, stores energy, gathers strength, prompts to rest and recovery.  Water retention is more common and diuretics even have  difficulty working. Wasp stings, food poisoning, etc. have a stronger effect on the body.

right hand waxing moonFull moon is the time to fast because the body absorbs substances so well, including chemical additives. Water accumulates in tissues and there is swelling; and connective tissue becomes weak. Healing takes longer and inoculations should not be planned at this time, or three days before or after.   Postpone strenuous work until the moon is waning if possible. If we could all harmonize our daily activities with the rhythms of the moon, our minds and bodies would feel a lot better. It takes a long time to feel the effects of ignoring natural rhythms in life and living in tune with these rhythms will also be slow to show positive effects. The Farmers Almanac is all about timing of activities by the moon.

Pay more attention to the moon phases, experimenting and observing for yourself. You’ll wonder how you managed so long without the knowledge and why you never noticed before. There is much more to be said about living in harmony with nature.

superstitions                                                                The Superstition Mountains – Arizona

IS ASTROLOGY TRUE? DISCOVER THIS FOR YOURSELF!

I like what Derek and Julia Parker have to say in one of my favorite books,  The Compleat Astrologer.

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Astrology has always served to enlarge our understanding.  Changes have been made in recent years that promise to have a major effect on the progress of astrology; the new directions it can be expected to take, and the attitudes people are likely to adopt towards it.

These changes are mysterious and illuminating. Progressive astrologers, attempting to relate astrology to a science-oriented society are working with hardheaded scientists.  Looking at other points of view, common ground has been discovered in the field of biological rhythms and cycles, enough to show that astrologers and scientists are becoming very compatible.

The age of Aquarius holds a new fascination for the younger generation in search of meaning, although astrology is for people of all ages and generations. It knows no cultural or age differences.  Astrological truths are for all of us and hold us all together as a human family.

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But is astrology true?  You must discover this for yourself.  No one can be persuaded simply by being told about it.  You have to choose to learn more about it.  To understand the influence of the heavenly bodies on mankind, we must understand the science behind astrology and the techniques of its art.  Astrologers honor and respect the truths of past masters.  We want to cast a deeper, clearer light on human life.

A star was the ancient Sumerian symbol for divinity. The stars provided a very impressive background to the interaction of other celestial bodies. Today we are naturally aware that the sun and moon exert a strong physical influence on our lives.  Back then, the Sun kept people warm and faded in the winter; day alternated with night, the sea rose and fell with the tides. These were mysterious processes of growth and decay, and the ebb and flow of the natural order helped provide a physical explanation of the universe.
From the viewpoint of earth, the stars turn around us in the pattern that is virtually unchanging from one year to the next.   The shifts that constantly occur were so slight that they were hardly noticed by the earliest observers.  The seven major bodies were noticed because of their rapid movement against the starry background of sky.  Early observers noticed the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.  In  Babylonian times there are stories written about  the planets, sun and moon representing gods with the power to direct or intervene in life, each one being allocated power over an area of human experience.

 from Mars seeing Earth and Jupitr   The view from Mars of Earth and Jupiter

For example, Mercury was seen as a quick, cunning and wise god. Mars was the ruler of violence and war; Jupiter was a benevolent king-like ruler of men; Saturn was seen as a distant cooling sun in exile; quick-tempered and cruel.  Gradually, as these associations gained in authority, they were joined together to form the basis of astrological lore.

To add a little humor, today I saw this written:  God made the planet Saturn and he liked it, so he put a ring on it!!! saturn rings