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gva_logo2What is Good Vibe Astrology?

Good Vibe Astrology began in 2012 when astrologer Kim Falconer and Good Vibe Coach Jeannette Maw decided to join forces. Together they merges astrology and law of attraction to enhance any deliberate creation practice.

The courses and calls at GVA teach how to harness the symbolism in your horoscope. By doing this, you support powerful, tailor made manifesting sure to see results. Step by step, we take you on a journey of discovery, blasting through set-points, releasing resistance and amping alignment to you're after. What others are saying...

Do I have to be a Member?

While you're here, you can enjoy many Posts, take courses individually, jump on free calls and the open Forum. For those who want to work with Kim and Jeannette, access  all current courses and topics, review all past courses, enjoy the GVA Members Forum  and receive the Daily Astro-LOA Flash  - delivered to your inbox Monday - Saturday with tips for navigating the Astro-weather - you'll want to join us.

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Join Jeannette & Kim at GoodVibeAstrology.com as we walk you through the signs, planets, houses and aspects, along with law of attraction basics. Leverage your astrology for master manifesting!

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Are There Advanced Courses?

No previous knowledge of astrology is needed, but for practicing and professional astrologers wanting to hone their Astro-skills, Kim offers advanced courses, posts and discussions in categories such as midpoints, asteroids, horary astrology, Draconic zodiacs, Aries Point, Vertex, progressions, converse progressions, planetary returns and medical astrology.

Questions and comments are welcome. Hope to see you on the next call!

 

Good Vibe Astrology Kim Falconer and Jeannette Maw

Love and Light,

 

xxxKim & Jeannette


Astro-Weather Forecasts

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Ready for the Astro-Weather Forecast?

Just a quick heads up for those tracking the transits, or just wanting insights and tips for the current astrology. My Astro-Weather Forecast Channel is underway.

What is the Astro-Weather?

Simply put, it's a snapshot of the planets, sun and moon for the week. I'm keeping it jargon-free, as much as possible, but there are deeper insights for those who are ready. Feel free to ask me anything on the YouTube channel comments

The Plan

For sure, these are humble beginnings, but I aim to bring you the current astrology via an Astro-Weather forecast with my usual, Law of Attraction style. The goal is to help you find a smooth and easy alignment with the stars. Full of tips and deliberate creation tools, you can use the Astro-Weather channel to check-in. I recommend you listen to your sun sign, moon and ascendant sign.

Need help finding those?

Meet me in the forum and we'll take it from there.

Your Input

Have a question about your chart or astrology and the law of attraction in general? Questions and comments are welcome. Pop your chart up in the forum, or email it to me and I'll include you (as time permits) on the next Q & A upload.

Daily Astro-LOA Flash

Want more astrology and law of attraction tips? The Daily Astro-LOA Flash is the answer. It's full of insights, tips and support that leverages astrology and the law of attraction to line you up with your best possible approach to the day, week and month. I deliver it to your email inbox, Monday through Saturday, for as long as you like. Just let me know if you want to put it on pause at any time.

How to get it?

There’s a one-off donation fee, starting with $5 for life with the ‘buy me a coffee’ option. Go HERE to find out more.

Enjoy!


Enchanting Eclipses

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Hokulea with Moon Phases by Kawika Maes Gallegos

Hi Everyone,

Happy Enchanting Eclipses updated for July 2019 ... and by enchanting, I mean life changing, awakening, releasing and actualizing. Your basic adjectives for MAGICAL.

Watch the 8 minute video here with tips on how to leverage this eclipse energy in July 2019.

Seriously, this season of the eclipse is shaping up as fabulous energy to leverage your desires. We can actually say, The force is with you.

What is an Eclipse?

Not just any old new or full moon!

An Eclipse happens when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up with the ecliptic (the apparent path the sun travels around the earth - this is the geocentric perspective). There are two kinds of eclipses:

The first occurs when the Moon stands between the Sun and Earth, cutting off the light of the Sun. This is a Solar Eclipse, and occurs only at the time of a new Moon, when the Sun and Moon form a conjunction near one of the Nodes (meaning it's on the ecliptic).

Enchanting EclipsesThe second is when the Earth stands between the Moon and the sun, putting a shadow over the moon, cutting off its light. This is a Lunar Eclipse, and occurs only at the time of a Full Moon, when the Sun and Moon are in opposition, close to the Moon's nodes.

Here is a quick tutorial about the transits of the moon. At 4 min you can see a visual demonstration of the phenomenon of an eclipse.

For a deeper astronomical understanding of the cycles of eclipses, click on the NASA images.

Back to our enchanting eclipses....

Eclipse Times

Here are the times of the upcoming eclipses. Just note with the 'timing' of eclipses they can be felt 3 days before to 3 days after OR (and this goes into backward causation) 30 days (+ or - 3 days) BEFORE or 30 days (+ or - 3 days) AFTER. We'll do an entire course on astrology and backward causation this year, if we have the requests).Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 9.05.39 AM

SOLAR ECLIPSE @10 CANCER
LA - July 2nd - 12:17 pm
NY - July 2nd - 3:17 pm
LON - July 2nd - 8:17 pm
SYD - July 3rd - 5:17 am

LUNAR ECLIPSE @24 CAPRICORN
LA - July 16th - 2:39 pm
NY - July 16th - 5:39 pm
LON - July 16th - 10:39 pm
SYD - July 17th - 7:39 am

Why Enchanting?

I'm calling these eclipses enchanting because of the positive, supportive and flowing aspects created on the Lunar Eclipse. You can check out Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto below. These heavy weights of the horoscope are standing by for YOUR instructions, ready and willing to serve. On the Solar Eclipse, Neptune is trine the sun and moon, near exact. You can't get more magical than that!

SolarEclipse_July_2019What to Do on the Enchanting Eclipses?

Magic.

You do your magical manifesting by putting awareness on 1) what you desire 2) see how it is already here 3) relax, let go and be grateful.

I like to start with WHERE in the chart the eclipse is happening. What house(s). You can look at your natal chart houses, and also the solar houses (see Solar Chart Solutions). They count! As an example, take a look at my natal chart in the gallery below.

The lunar eclipse has the moon on Saturn/Pluto sextile Neptune and opposite Venus, a time to release tolerations in relationships of all kinds and move forward in new and creative ways. Whatever has been holding you back, it's time to let that go.

LunarEclipse_Ju;y_2019This enchanting eclipse is inviting us to release (full moon lets go; new moon initiates) any past patterns, especially in the area of life you find the later degrees of Capricorn and Cancer.

So, let's put our thoughts in the comments, and hands up if you want to post your chart and talk about WHERE this is happening for you.

Happy Enchanting Eclipses, everyone!

xxxKim

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Square Aspects 101

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Natal Chart of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Welcome to Square Aspects 101. You'll find this the third post and our Aspects 101 Series. This seriescovers major and minor aspects, the angles formed between planets.

Let's get started with Square Aspects 101.

Square Aspects 101 - What are they?

First of all, a square represents two or more planets 90° apart. If you have the Sun at 2° Libra and Saturn at 2° Cancer or 2° Capricorn, the Sun is said to square Saturn. (Always say the faster moving planets first as in Sun square Saturn, not Saturn square the Sun.) And, of course, as with all aspects, it's not just 90° exact that makes the aspect. There is an 'orb' of influence.

What is the orb for Squares?

Orb of aspect for Conjunctions plus
Orbs for Conjunctions and other aspects, minor and major.

Understand, an orb represents the degrees allowed for the aspect to 'act'. In the case of the square, the orb may be tight - 8° either side. Or, it may be wider, 10° either side for the planets and up to 12 for the luminaries*.

In the example above above showing Harriet Beecher Stowe's chart , all the squares fall into orbs within 1-9°s. But if Pluto was 28° Pisces and Neptune at 2° Capricorn, we would still say that Neptune was square Pluto because it is within 4° orb. With aspects, always count in degrees and be ready to recognize an 'out of sign' aspect.

Take a look at my settings for the aspects in my Io Time Cycles Software program. You can see the orbs are adjustable, and I like them wide, especially if the luminaries are involved.

The Key to Understanding any Aspect

Richard Idemon taught that the aspects are like table legs. Pick one 'leg' up and all the other legs of the table will follow. No exceptions. For example, if you have feel a strong work ethic and are ambitious to accomplish an authentic goal, (Saturn) you may awaken your intense focus and drive to destroy anything not working and start all over again from scratch (Pluto). You can not do one without the others when they link by aspect, even if that means expressing one quality and pushing the other down into the unconscious. (not the best solution in the long run as what we resist persists!)

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As you practice looking at a variety of charts, your eye will learn to pick up aspects easily. Even the out-of-sign ones. If you create charts without the 'lines' drawn in the middle, you will learn to see the aspects faster, not relying on the crutch, which doesn't let you practice seeing into the chart quite the same way. Meanwhile, you can double check with the aspectarian, the graph that comes with the natal chart. It shows us how all the planets and points are connected by aspect via symbol. Here is the aspectarian for the example chart.

What does the Square Mean?

Now, let's explore the meaning of square. This aspect links two or more planets or points that fall between 90°s plus or minus 10°s either side. The popular keyword for the square is “challenge”. This comes from the linking of signs that are not of the same polarity or element.

The square aspect has a negative connotation with adjectives like “trouble making”, “unfortunate”, “evil” and “vile”.  In Horary astrology the square indicates difficulties, loss, set backs and prohibitive costs.  Modern texts smooth over the delineation somewhat with euphemistic adjectives like “obstacles, resistance and blocks”.  Any way you slice it, at first glance the square means hard work.

It would be surprising to find an astrologer that could catalogue the joys of a Moon square Saturn.  What could possibly be advantageous about a struggle to secure basic needs like love, nurturing and emotional safety?  There is a certain challenge in painting a happy face on the side of a square.  Not may will believe it.

However, without conflict and struggle, a story becomes boring.  Characters are not provoked or stretched and they never grow into their full potential.

Square Aspects = Contrast; Contrast = Awareness

Without squares, there is less contrast, no sitting on the edge of the seat, waiting in anticipation for the next action. Squares are the goads that push the hero into her quest and keep her evolving, mind. body and spirit.  They are part of what makes us feel accomplished and wise.

In this way, squares are challenges and contrasts in life that offer new opportunity and adventure. Without them, we may not know what we really want. What we are truly capable of.

Contrast is essential to decision, but once the decision is made, if you will turn your full attention to your decision and do your best to achieve a vibrational match with that decision, in a very short order, the Universe will go to work in helping you to achieve whatever it is that you are wanting. - Abraham-Hicks Quotes

Modality and Form of Motion

Squares symbolize conflict partially because of their distance from each other. In the 90 degree aspect, planets are usually in the same modality.  They all have a common means of motion, but what they are moving towards is usually different.

The cardinal signs all move with a sense of action and initiation.  What they want to initiate, however, is not the same thing at all.  Aries takes action that leads to self awareness, self will and triumph.  Cancer, 90 degrees from Aries, takes action that leads to emotional union, shared pain and merging.  Libra, 90 degrees from Cancer, takes action that leads to shared beauty, intellectual values and social pleasure.  Capricorn, 90 degrees away from Libra, takes action that leads to greater authority, responsibility and achievement.  And back to Aries, 90 degrees from Capricorn, who could care less about responsibility and the limits it entails.

Square aspects imply meaningful conflicts and contrasts requiring effort, experience and introspection to resolve.  Usually they are difficult to ignore.  They generally grab our attention in trickster-like ways, yet can be beneficial, creative and fertile.

Forget about Easy or Hard

Remember to drop value judgments around the aspects. Squares make life neither good nor bad, easy or hard. What they do is link planets together for potential growth, awareness and evolution.

Furthermore, the aspect's expression isn't set in stone. It changes as we evolve. A child with Mars square Pluto may see their parents or teachers as angry, controlling and scary at times. They might experience the Pluto drive for power and control as bullying at school or, conversely, a charismatic blessing. Eventually, they can become both the Mars (healthy aggression) and Pluto (empowerment) taking responsibility for their own expression to bring fulfillment to themselves and others.

Square Aspects 101 Example Charts

Finally, let's look at some positive examples of squares in the natal chart.

In the feature chart above you can see that Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and author of thirty novels including Uncle Tom's Cabin, had a near exact Sun conjunct Jupiter with both square Pluto. Her identity (Sun) hinged on Jupiter (freedom, expansion, joy) and Pluto (collective issues of power and control).  How she expressed this square, a potentially challenging aspect rich with contrast is summed up in this quote.

"I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak... I hope every woman who can write will not be silent."

StevenSpielberg_natalNext, let's look at Steven Spielberg, the most popular directors and producers in Hollywood's history. Note the square between the Moon and Saturn/Pluto, a powerful example of emotional challenges and contrast.

It can often suggest major contrast in the early environment, especially with the Moon intercepted in Scorpio.

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Spielberg  said he suffered from acts of anti-Semitic prejudice and bullying: "In high school, I got smacked and kicked around. Two bloody noses. It was horrible."[25][26][27]

Also notice the square between Mars (action) and Neptune (visual arts and film). With his creative vision, he takes extreme and sometimes horrific emotional, physical and environmental conditions (Moon/Pluto/Mars) and brings them to the attention of the collective (Saturn) via the cinema (Neptune). Consider some of his most venerated accomplishments: The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Schindler's List (1993), Amistad (1997) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). What a powerful example of working with contrast.

Working with Contrast

Contrast starts to loose its power over us when we become aware of the energies, the vibrations involved.

Then, instead of feeling done wrong by or blaming, we can honor all the planets involved in creative, expansive ways. It's about engaging with and/AND, not either/or.

The bottom line is, if you think it’s either/or, it will be, so use your awareness to pave new thoughts with and/AND. Freedom AND commitment. Money AND soul. Dream Job AND independence. Security AND love. Accomplishment AND spiritual life. Power AND creativity.

Summary - Square Aspects 101

To conclude, a square between two or more planets means they are scripted to dialog with each other. They are connected so that if one is active and ‘doing something’ the connected planet wakes up too. They are partners, of sorts, always and forever. Finding the And/and to the squares in your chart can harmonize and strengthen your desires, smooth out any kinks in your vibe and launch new successes, over and over again.

Try it!

Also, if you missed our first call in the Doorways to Manifesting Series, you can listen to it here:

Doorways to Manifesting - leveraging the contrast in your chart.

Comments on the Fourm and example charts in the Chart Gallery.

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Notes

* Luminary refers to the sun and/or moon.

* Basic Rules:
Planets
are energy – the actors. They show us WHAT is acting.
Signs are expression – the costumes the actors wear. They show HOW the actors move.
Houses are environments – the stage on which the actor struts her stuff. They show WHERE the action is.
Aspects are the scripts – the dialog between actors who are connected. They show WHY the actors are attracted to each other.

*What Activates Aspects in the Natal Chart

Three things will activate any aspects in the chart: time, place and people. Think of it like this:

Time - Transits to the conjunctions

Place - Relocation or Astre*Carto*Graphy

People - Synastry, as when another person's planet acts like a transit to yours.

The Major Aspects Symbols and Key Words

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Find out more about Square Aspects 101 in Aspect Patterns - a pattern that ties together three or more planets into a geometrical shape. They are CONNECTED to each other. Scripted to interact.

Comments welcome, or join us on the GVA forum.


Telling a New Story 2019

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Octavia E. Butler's 1988 Journal, from Huntington Library in California.

Hi Everyone, ready to amp up 2019 with a fine tuned, Astro-tailored new story?

Is it time telling a new story and change your life? I don't mean putting a splash of energy towards a new vibe, wishful thinking, bling, you're done. This is about engaging with the idea of what you want and being that vibe, now. No doubts. Zero hesitation. As Octavia Butler writes (above) "So be it! See to it!"

She wasn't messing around, and I don't want us to either.

octavia_butlerOctavia Buttler's New Story in 1988

As an African-American female author in the white/male dominated sci-fi landscape, Octavia E. Butler achieved extraordinary success in her writing career, winning Hugo and Nebula awards and the coveted MacArthur Fellowship ie the "Genius Grant." What's really inspiring is, on top of all that, Octavia Butler scripted her success BEFORE it happened. Take a moment to read her script. It's not humble pleading. No hedging around. Her new story, which clearly she came back to edit a few time, is strong, bold, insistent even! You might say she demanded her success, and her ability to help aspiring writers. It all came true, against huge 'odds'.

So be it!

See to it!

Spot the Old Story First

The idea is simple. You have a desire and it's yet to be realized. The longer it takes, the more your old story builds, like:

"I'm not going to make it."

"All the good ones are gone."

"I'm not (good/smart/pretty/rich) enough to deserve this."

It's easy to know when an old story isn't serving you. As Jeannette Maw says, you can spot those 'bad' stories a mile away by how they feel. And, if the old story has been hanging around for a while, if it's become a solid BELIEF, your outer circumstances will make if clear. For example, if your story is "Relationships are hard work," and you are in the thick of a dramatic breakup, your relationship story could use an upgrade.

How?

As you speak, so shall it be. Tell the version you want to see unfold! - Jeannette Maw How to Break a Bad Story

The Astrology of the New Story

Like Octavia Butler's example, you can literally write the story as you want it to read, as if it's already happened. Variations on this range from mantras, affirmations, scripts, vision boards to active imagination and guided meditation. The idea is, you let go of the old story-thoughts-belief and sing in the new.

What impresses me the most about Octavia's New Story is the confidence from which she writes it. And it all came true!

Example Chart

Let's look at her horoscope and see where that energy is coming from. What made 1988 the time she chose to get 'real' about her intentions. How does this success in writing fits her chart.

 

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The writer in her, indeed the marginalized science fiction writer in here, might be seen as Sun/Uranus in the 12th. She's not what society expected. Mercury rising is a love/drive to communicate, and my favorite, the North Lunar Node in Gemini, in the 11th.

The Transits

Active when she wrote her new story was transiting Jupiter (expansion) on Mars (action) and Saturn/Uranus (breaking old patterns) both opposite the sun (purpose/identity).

In her solar return chart, Gemini (the written and spoken word AND commerce) rises, bringing her own 12th house to the Ascendant. Her deepest dreams meet the light of day.

What new story do you want to tell in 2017? Join us, GVA Members, to discuss the possibilities on the December 27th Call.

Activate Your Vibration

These are Jeannette's Vibration Activators - great resources to flip on your positive, confident, and as Janette put it, Puissance!

"The best way to leverage this vibe support is simply to read the post, then let go. Don’t try to “make it happen” or worry if it is. Get to the vibe, then go about having your good time." - Jeannette
Let's hear about your 2017 story in the comments or on the GVA Forum.

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12 Quick and Easy Mercury Retrograde Tips

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Ready for your quick and easy glimpse at Mercury Retrograde Tips?

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Click on your sign - Aries to Pisces - to listen to Kim talking on each one for expanded Mercury retrograde tips.

This Mercury Astro lasts three weeks, from March 5th to the 28th. It's a time that trips some people up, but that doesn't have to be you.

Without any Astro savvy, you can tap the best approach and utilize this time, not waste it. Here's how.

Know You Sun Sign?

All you need to follow the quick and easy tips for Mercury Retrograde is your sun sign. If you aren't sure, just pop your date, time and place in the comments below. And don't be shy. One out of every thirty people are born on the day the sun changes signs. Let's make sure of yours if there is any doubt.

Mercury Retrograde Tips Through the Zodiac

AriesSun In Aries

With Mercury Rx in your solar 12th house, it’s time to go ‘in’ and listen to your dreams. Your imagination can go wild, but not your bank card. Window shop, yes; spend, no. Ease into a practice of listening to higher guidance. What messages are welling up? Watch for synchronicity, tune into feelings and... receive.

Romance: It's like a wild animal right now. No sudden moves.

Career: Ease off the gas. It'll move forward without your prodding.

Well-being: Sleep more. Rest more. Relax more.

TaurusSun in Taurus

Mercury retrograde for you is a time when you usual groups and friends turn into a herd of wild horses, all galloping off in different directions. Nothing predictable or controllable here. But that's OK. Allow for a new view when it comes to social connections, online and off, and find ways to relax amid the chaos. Golden opportunities emerge when you aren’t looking.

Romance: Instead of red roses, suddenly you have playground duty. Roll up your sleeves.

Career: Imagine reaching your true goals and aims. Vision is everything.

Well-being: Cardio is best, if you are fit. Otherwise, long walks and root vegetables.

GeminiSun in Gemini

Career, mission or profession can feel like a dream time journey, or maybe a speck of light at the end of the tunnel! For the next three weeks, you let go of trying to micromanage your future or ‘make things happen.’ Let your control freak have a holiday and relax so the universe can open new doors.

Romance: You'll be attracted to anyone in authority right now. It's a phase, so make no binding commitments.

Career: If you have to make changes, on fell swoop is best. Scrutinize everything before signing.

Well-being: Best results come from meditation. Ease mental chatter. Let go.

CancerSun in Cancer

Travel or study plans turn into the slip-ups and verbal missteps, the trickster's playground. Take deep breaths. It's not about forging ahead right now, but finding peace and serenity in the midst of contrast. Take time out to reconsider your world view. Is it what you think, or what you are expected to think?

Romance: Dynamic people excite you right now. Look before you leap.

Career: Import/export and social media revenues drop for a time. Don't panic. You KNOW what the public wants.

Well-being: Good for starting a fitness program you actually believe in. Be adaptive.

LeoSun in Leo

Mercury retrograde in your shared resources sector has you reconsidering joint financial arrangements, loans, grants, and funding. As you sift through the possibilities, look for places to adjust. You get to decide how this goes, but not yet. Let it marinate for a while. Meanwhile, go have fun.

Romance: Deep, meaningful raves, connections of the intense and intimate kind fuel your fire. Allow for mystery.

Career: Sort any debts, owed or owing and find ways to easy out of the red. Baby steps are fine.

Well-being: Immerse in water where possible, baths, Jacuzzi, pools, rivers, oceans. Consider a liver cleanse.

VirgoSun in Virgo

Communication with partners, practical or intimate, goes a bit zany, muddled and/or blurred! It’s not the best time to come to any conclusions as wires are crossed, thoughts misunderstood. Use your gut feelings to make choices that can’t be delayed. Reflect on your relationships without judgement.

Romance: If you're thinking of couples counseling, now's a great time to start.

Career: Reconsider collaborations and biz partnerships. Strong ones thrive. Weak ones are on the way out.

Well-being: Drop any attempt to martyr yourself. Delegate. Asks for help. It's not all up to you.

LibraSun in Libra

Mercury retrograde through your well-being zone says reconsider your lifestyle. Is this really what you want, or are you there because of circumstances ‘beyond your control?’ (ha!) Take stock of your nutrition, exercise, health care, comfort and routine. Start with what you believe about your body, and listen.

Romance: The couple that works together stays together. Find common goals and live them.

Career: Put your mind to the little day to day things that fuel your highest ambition. Are they fun? Make them so!

Well-being: A health issue at this time suggests you're not living your highest excitement. What toleration can hit the curb?

ScorpioSun in Scorpio

This is a time to go into cruise control in the creative realm and practice the art of allowing. Think play, recreate and relax. Consider where you can expand your beliefs and live more in the ‘now’. The goal is to drop judgment and experience life in the red hot moment. And it will be red hot when you stop worrying.

Romance: Couples that PLAY together stay together. Ratchet up the fun!

Career: Speculation can be good, especially if you are going back over previous ground. What can you adjust or tweak?

Well-being: Anything that boosts your qi, makes you smile and lightens the load is the panacea. Take it!

SagittariusSun in Sagittarius

Turn your thoughts inward to home life, family and symbiotic connections. If you have enough ‘me’ time to appreciate recent inner growth you'll also have plenty to give. Ask what TRIBE  means to you. And your home? Is it set up to be the perfect sanctuary you require? Listen. Love. Reflect!

Romance: There's a grudge to release. Once you do, enjoy the blue skies.

Career: You have to take control. It's not working, working for others who don't appreciate your gifts. Find a way.

Well-being: Amp up self-love and nurturing, especially if you are suddenly expected to take care of others with little notice.

CapricornSun in Capricorn

The master of Freudian slips,  your tongue, pen and keyboard go out of control. You say one thing; they hear another, oh my! Emails, sans body language, are misconstrued. Sending text msg without punctuation is a disaster unless you double check. Do revise manuscripts and rethinking any form of communication.

Romance: You may run into an old flame while visiting familiar haunts. Some people do change. Test the waters.

Career: Rethink your process, creative or practical. You're missing a core value that wants to help.

Well-being: Find flexible thoughts that let you go with the flow. Drop the oars and float out to sea!

AquariusSun in Aquarius

Use this time to get in touch with what really offers a sense of peace and well-being. It may mean letting go of outmoded ideas, people or core values that fuel nonproductive thoughts. Awareness is always the first step. It will lead to skill and talent development that is more authentic than you thought possible.

Romance: Enjoy light flirtations and playful banter. This is no time to nail anything down.

Career: Back up everything. That means, every single thing.

Well-being: Passive actions work best, starting with blessing the food you eat, water you drink and loving your body.

piscesSun in Pisces

Mercury retrograde tacks through your birth sign, asking you to take a look in the mirror. Reflect on what you believe about your self, what you do, where you do it, whom you do it with. Set an intention to notice the things you like about your life and smile. And then, Exhale worries away with each breath, inhale peace.

Romance: You ooze attraction and allure, 24/7. Do with it what you may.

Career: Hold back until next month to launch anything new. In the meantime, brainstorm with an open mind.

Well-being: Listening to the body makes all the difference. Do a body scan, and get the message.

Hope you enjoyed your Mercury retrograde tips. Jump in the comments if you have any questions.

See you there!

kim_picb_smLinks for Further Reading with Astro-Savvy insights & Techniques

Mercury Rx as Trickster

Astro-Body Scan guided exploration.

Medical Astrology

Pre-pave with Astrology 2019

Solar Chart Solutions

 

 


Mercury Rx as Trickster

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“The Trickster’s function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end the Trickster gives people what they really want: some sort of freedom.” — Tom Robbins

As Mercury is about to cross into the retrograde zone for the first time in 2019,  you might be feeling a little edgy. Where is the Trickster going to stir up dust this time? What can you do to stay Zen and what you can from this energy shift? Is that even the goal?

Mercury Rx at 29° Pisces 39'
LA - March 5 - 9:15 am
NY - March 5 - 12:15 pm
LON - March 5 - 5:15 pm
SYD - March 5 - 4:15 am

Mercury Rx Dates for Your Calendar

Feb 19th - Mercury enters the Rx Zone at 16° Pisces
March 5th - Mercury turns Rx Zone at 29° Pisces
March 28th - Mercury turns direct at 16° Pisces
April 16th - Mercury leaves the Rx Zone at 29° Pisces

Mercury Rx Symbolism

Mercury Rx March 2019First, to understand the astronomy of a retrograde planet, check out this 5-minute tutorial on my Youtube Channel- Planetary Retrogrades.

Next, know that metaphorically, the messenger of the gods is slowing down, going back over old territory, signalling a time for you to rethink your beliefs, MO, approach, actions, desires and above all, thoughts ans feelings in the area of life where you find 16° to 29° Pisces. If you aren’t sure, ask for help in the comments with a link to your chart.

Inner focus and reflection is important at this time, but that's not all. Mercury Rx means the Trickster is afoot and anything is game.

The Mercury Rx ZONE will begin on February 19th at 16° Pisces. Mercury goes direct on March 28th and will leave the Mercury Rx zond on April 16th.

Mercury Rx Do's and Don't's

The most important approach to Mercury Rx is 'mind over matter.' If you THINK it's going to be a stressful time where your car breaks down, computer melts, contracts are lost and keys go missing, the universe may happily oblige your expectations. It you trust that all paths are good, that you are willing, able and relaxed about slowing down and tuning in, then no matter what happens, or doesn't happen out there in the world is simply be part of your joyful Feng Shui. For those that feel they need extra support at this time, her are some tips.

Avoid:

1. Buying electronics

2. Signing contracts

3. Forgoing a safety check before driving

4. Launching new projects and businesses

5. Loaning out your keys, passwords or pets

Do on the Mercury Rx

1. Rethink decisions

2. Review core values

3. Recreate the past

4. Reflect on desires

5. Reconnect with people from the past

6. Remove limiting beliefs

7. Rewind, relax, restore

Expect a Visit from the Trickster

moana-trailer1-screenMercury morphs during the retrograde cycle. Like a skinwalker, he steps out of his fleet-winged garb and dons the form of the Trickster. You can recognize this energy instantly. At its core is disruption, the intention to pull on the threads of order so it will unravel. He brings surprise, metaphor, visions and synchronicity. He, or she, presents us with a new perspective, one that might both excite and frighten us. It certainly provides the opportunity for growth.

In the mythologies of many people, the Trickster, the mythic figure who embodies the unexpected (synchronicity) and who steps godlike through the cracks and flaws in the ordered world of ordinary reality, brings luck good and bad, profits and losses, all to instill growth and change. - Combs et al

Why we Need the Trickster

The Trickster appears when we are stuck, either in a habit pattern that no longer serves us, a limiting thought about ourselves or others, an outmoded perception or a feeling of being trapped or out of touch with our vitality, our creative life force. When we get into such a state, sooner or later the Trickster comes to blow the roof off the house and cracks open the windows.

We encounter disruption - lose our car keys, wallet, job, family, friends, or unexpected news. Whatever form it takes, we are put in a position of having to make a radical change. Maybe it's only for a day, as in missing keys. Maybe it's for the rest of our lives, as in a relationship change. However it comes, it's a sudden shake-up that renews the flow of energy to our hearts so that life has meaning again.

Mercury_Rx_EphemerisTracking Mercury Rx in your Chart

By following the transit of Mercury through your chart, you can note the house(s) activated, any planets aspects and from the symbolism, meet the Trickster halfway. Here's how you do it.

  1. Check the ephemeris for Mercury Rx positions
  2. Plot Mercury around the outside wheel of your chart
  3. Note the house(s) and any aspects to planets

 

 

Here's my chart as an example

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We can see the 7th and 8th houses of relationship, partners, shared resources and trust are activated. Also, a few important aspects that link to this, especially the square to Jupiter and Venus, the inconjunct to the Ascendant and trine to Uranus. Ad sextile the MC! Lots to ponder.

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Here are some keywords for the houses

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Let's meet up in the comments, or on the GVA Member's Forum to discuss where, how and why the Trickster is dropping in on your life!

See you there.

xxKim


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Translating and Collecting the Lights

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Girls in the Sunlight by Phillip Leslie Hale

If you've been exploring astrology for a while, you might have come across two terms: Translating and Collecting the Lights. Let's look at the definitions and see how we use these aspect techniques in chart interpretations, and to amp up your manifesting practice.

Translating and Collecting the Lights Definitions

William Lilly, one of the most influential astrologer of the 17th Century, literally wrote the book on this, translating from ancient Islamic and the works of Al-Qabisi, astrologer and mathematician who wrote and taught from 930 - 967 approximately.  The Islamic astrologers made great advances in astrology while the art/science when underground in Europe for centuries. Lilly focused on all aspects of astrology in his translations, but is  best known today for his work in Horary. His definitions of translating and collecting the lights are actually really helpful.

Translation of Lights

Translation of light... is when a light* Planet separates from a more weighty* one, and presently joins to another more heavy... --Excerpt from William Lilly - Christian Astrology I, p.111

In modern terms, this is when a faster-moving planet (like the moon, sun, Mercury) separates from an aspect to a slower-moving planet. Let's use the example Chart A below to demonstrate. The faster moving planet is the Moon. She makes a trine to Venus and immediately applies to Saturn and then Pluto and then the South Node. This happens while still within orb of the planets she separates from.

Collection of Lights

...When as the two principall Significators doe not behold one another, but both cast their severall Aspects to a more weighty* Planet than themselves... --Excerpt from William Lilly - Christian Astrology I, p.126

In modern terms, think of it as two planets not in aspect to each other but both applying to a third planet. The third planet collects their lights creating a relationship between them that was not obvious by major aspect. See the sample Chart B.

Practical Application of Translating and Collecting the Lights

MG_2601.gluten-free-fudge.brownies.ingredientsWhat translating and collecting the lights means in the natal chart is a blending of energies that otherwise wouldn't be connected, or connected in such a strong way.

Think of it as making a cake. In the bowl, you have butter, sugar, chocolate and eggs, all in separate lumps. Then in comes the spoon, the planet translating or collecting, and the separate energies are mixed. Suddenly, you have a blend.

The moon, being so fast moving, translates the lights often, and we will see more of it in 2019. Check out how this looks via the astro clock - Chart Example  A.Frosted-Brownies-photo-picture-recipe-1

Translation of Lights Example

In chart example A, we see the Translation of Lights. The Moon in Taurus trines Venus, then Saturn, then Pluto and then the S Node, bringing these energies together as if in exact orb of conjunction. On this day, whatever you have in Earth signs, or what houses are involved, will carry this blend of relationship (Venus), strength/pruning/culling (Saturn) complete transformation (Pluto) and blast from the past (South Node). The house(s) in the natal chart with 9° to 26° Capricorn are the focus in this case.

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Example Chart A - Moon Translating the Lights

Collection of Lights

Below, in Example B, we see that the rulers of the 9th and 11th houses (Moon and Mars) do not form a major aspect - conjunction, sextile, square, opposition or trine. The 30° semi-sextile isn't major, and it is separating in any case, not inadmissible in Horary Astrology. Only aspects the Moon applies to counts there. But, look how Jupiter collects the lights. He pulls Mars into an applying square, and the moon into an applying trine. This creates a relationship between Moon and Mars, via a 'third party'.

Lilly puts it like this:

As many times you see two fall at variance, and of themselves cannot think of any way of accommodation, when suddenly a neighbour or friend accidentally reconciles all differences, to the content of both parties: And this is called Collection. -Excerpt from William Lilly - Christian Astrology I, p.126

Jupiter collects the lights of Moon and Mars, bringing them together.
Jupiter collects the lights of Moon and Mars, bringing them together.

Leveraging the Translation and Collection of Lights

If you find this translation or collection of lights by aspect, know that it is a time where planets that seem unconnected are actually working together in powerful ways. You can leverage that energy by looking at the focus in your own natal chart, or the chart of clients.

If you the Translation or Collection of lights in your natal chart, you can 'count' on a stronger relationship between the planets involved. This might lead you to better understand of dichotomies or contrast in your chart, or to the discovery of core values you didn't know you had.

If Example Chart B were a natal chart, we would say that contrast between moon and Mars (at variance) can be solved by activating Jupiter, the planet collecting the lights. Perhaps heated emotions (moon/Mar) are harmonized by honoring the core values of Jupiter in Libra - equal relationships, travel with a friend, study buddies, sharing talents and resources, being magnanimous, shared, refined settings.

To explore this further, jump in on the comments or GVA Members, meet us in the Forum.

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Light* planets are inner, faster moving to the weightier* planet as in Mercury is light compared to Saturn, Saturn is lighter compared to Pluto.


Galactic Center Astrology

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The Galactic Center around which our solar system orbits. Image by F Yussef-Zadeh

With Jupiter in Sagittarius, what better time to revisit the Galactic Center (GC). I wrote about this over at the 11th House Blog in 2013, and this article summarizes that info, and adds to it, especially how the GC might relate to Astro-LOA.

What is the Galactic Center?

A massive anomaly 25,000 light years away, the GC sits at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Our solar system orbits around this pivotal point, taking 250 million years to circle once. When I say 'point' I mean a space that compasses over 2000 light-years across. Think BIG! It's dark, shrouded, hiding in the direction of the constellation of 27° Sagittarius. Watch this quick NASA vid to get a grounding in the 'what'. And, the magnitude.

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NASA Spitzer - The Galactic Center - Click to Play

How can something that distant have a correlation in our astrology chart? A little history helps reveal the answer.

Discovery of the Galactic Center

Firstly, the GC was discovered by western scientists in 1932 using an early radio-telescope. They were trying to understand the static in the overseas phone lines and found the GC partially responsible. More than that, they put their focus on it. In deliberate creation, we know that what we focus on expands, and this holds true for the GC.

Like the Great Attractor, interstellar dust and the plane of our galaxy hide the GC from sight. But astronomers say it coincides with the radio source called Sagittarius A. Think black hole hundreds of thousands to billions of time larger than our sun. Not surprisingly, it is the source of most of the gravitational energy in our galaxy. Recently, astronomers have measured flaring events at multiple wavelengths coming from the supermassive black hole. Read more here... 

aug11mayacalendarMayan's Galactic Center

Secondly, the Mayan not only were aware of the GC but described it as the Heart of Sky, a Dark Rift. They also called it the Tree of Life. As horizon astronomers, they identified the solstices and the equinoxes, the lunar months. They also tracked the retrograde cycles of Mercury, Venus and Mars. In all of this, Mayan's placed great importance on the GC.  Without a telescope or radio waves. Unfortunately, their knowledge vanished when books and oral traditions were destroyed.

The Vedic Galactic Center

Thirdly, the ancient Vedic tradition tells us that Mula (or Moola) nakshatra is the constellation which translates as “the root.” This from Somya Devi - "As the literal center of the galaxy (when we look past Mula, we are looking into the galactic center), planetary energy here compels us to find the deepest truth within ourselves, our beliefs."  A strong resonance with 27° of Sagittarius.

Symbolism in the Galactic Center

The Galactic Center sits at 27° Sagittarius and moves forward about 1° every seventy years. Also, this is the Leo Decan and Libra Dwad. Read more about the Divisions of the Signs. But, adding the ruler of Leo, the sun (consciousness) and Libra, Venus (connection), we can say this point aligns with expansion, purpose and sharing. It merges the trans-personal drives of Sagittarius with the relationship drives of Leo and Libra.

Ultimately, think of this point as an awakening, a burst of energy that supports the creation of new thoughts and the release of limiting beliefs. If you want to leverage this energy, look to where 26-28 degrees of Sagittarius sits in your natal chart and activate that house and/or planetary placement.

GC Conjunct a Planet or Point

If you have the GA highlighted in your chart in some way, it could mean you are particularly aligned with expansion, explorations into the unknown and bringing discoveries back to share with others. A consciousness lifter!

At the least, it puts added focus in the chart. If it’s in the 3rd house, communicate, write, speak! If it’s conjunct your moon, feel all your connections to life and release old emotions. Conjunct your Mar? Get physical, active and engaged with something that holds high meaning to you. (if you aren’t sure where 27 Sag is in your chart, our Free Trial course will help you launch your study of astrology and the law of attraction.

Transits to the GA

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How to find the Galactic Center

The Ascendant hits this point once a day as it moves through all 360 degrees of the zodiac in a 24 hour period. Those born with 27° Sagittarius rising have it as their Ascendant in the natal chart.

The moon, of course, transits 27° of Sagittarius once every 28 days as it journeys through the entire zodiac, spending 2.5 days in each sign. But between 0 - 2 times a year, that will coincide with a New or full Moon, tripling the impact of the monthy transit.

This is because every year, on the 19th/20th of December and 17/18 of June, the sun conjuncts or opposes the Galactic Center. Sometimes that will coincide with a new or full moon. Note anyone born between the 18th and 21st of December and the 15th - 18th of June has their sun conjunct or opposed the GC in the natal chart.

Also once a year Mercury and Venus will conjunct the GA, within 30° and 45° of the sun. Mars will be there once every two years. The last time was March 12, 2018, and the next is February 12, 2020.

Jupiter conjuncts the GC once every 12 years and Saturn once every 29 and so on. Check the online empheris to discover when the outer planets will next conjunct this point later this century and on into the next ones.

Transits to the GA 2019

The events to watch in 2019 are transits by the Moon (when new or full), Venus, Jupiter and the Sun. Think of these as triggering, awaking what the GC means to you, by house and aspect to your natal chart. Some say it's an opportunity to 'download' new information, divinely inspired insights. Others say it opens the subconscious minds and lets us release blocks and limiting beliefs. Certainly, it's an opportunity to set intentions to do so!

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Learn about transits in this two-part tutorial.

Dates for 2019

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Venus conjuncts 27° Sagittarius TWICE this year. Once on February 1, 2019, and again on November 24, 2019, with Jupiter by less than a degree.

Jupiter conjuncts 27° Sagittarius on November 19, 2019

The Sun conjuncts 27° Sagittarius on December 19, 2019. The full moon conjuncts the GA June 17, 2019 as well.

Mercury conjuncts 27° Sagittarius on December 27, 2019

I see this as tune in on Feb 1 with Venus. Set sky high intentions on November 19 with Ve/Ju conjunct on the 24th, rethink it with Mercury Rx. We'll be exploring this in depth at the time in the Daily Astro-LOA Flash.

Finally, let's discuss this here or on the Member's Forum.

See you there!