A major principle of astrology is the idea that “As above, so below.” In quantum physics, this means that what applies to the solar system also applies to the smallest atom. We human beings are just little pieces of the universe. The ancients believed the study of the stars, and planets, is basically a study of the inner workings of a human being. This isn’t a crazy idea, when you consider that everything evolved from the stars from the Big Bang. Carl Jung was hugely into the study of astrology. He did an analysis of astrology to figure out its connection with synchronicity. He studied 483 married couples and checked out the way their birth charts worked together. He found that long lasting relationships had a certain astrological pattern which were found to be three times higher than the rate of coincidence. Have any of you experienced the gift of astrology in determining compatibility either from a reading with me or someone else? I believe astrology can save us a lot of heartaches. The astrological wheel is a beautiful tool for understanding our place in the cosmos, and with each other.
Most people do not realize that astrology was the way medicine was practiced into the 17th century, like oriental medicine, which is much more widely accepted. Medical astrology dates back to 400 B.C. and the time of Hippocrates, who said, “He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool.” If there is one sign of the Zodiac that is obsessed with health and weight it is Libra. How ironic that their Zodiac symbol is the scales? And how facinating that many of the most famous celebrities who sell diet plans or tools to lose weight are mostly Libras? Think of Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch; former Weight Watchers spokesperson Sarah Ferguson; author and Thigh Master pitchwoman, Suzanne Somers; and Dr. Atkins of the famous high protein Atkins diet. Libras are always weighing in, usually with their opinions, which are often well thought out. They are the most mental of the air signs. There is a New Moon in Libra on September 24th, which coincides with the Fall Equinox. A great time for Libras to set some health resolutions for the upcoming winter months. PS To everyone….. Don’t forget that Mercury goes Retrograde on October 4th!
News Flash! In case you haven’t noticed, this Mercury Retrograde period seems more pesky than usual. That is because Mercury Retrograde is doing a somewhat bothersome dance routine with Mars opposite Uranus. I heard a great quote about awkward dancing: “A vertical frustration born to a horizontal desire.” When you take the planet of aggressive energy (Mars), and put it against the planet of unexpected events (Uranus), it feels like two opposing forces fighting to take the lead. Think of this Mars/Uranus opposition as if you are the guy on the back of this unusual bicycle. And the Mercury Retrograde adds to this feeling of going in reverse. Just hold onto your handlebars. Try to enjoy the scenery, because you don’t have that much control. Fortunately, with Mercury Retrograde it is usually just annoying delays and communication problems. It’s all over when we get to July. Let me know if this Mercury Retrograde feels more intense for you!
It’s back! Mercury Retrograde! How “sweet”! Gremlins will now move into your computer, your phone, your car, your refrigerator, your calendar, and on and on. Everything feels “kafooey”, and we have it for the whole month of June, into early July. Plus, Friday is a Full Moon so things will intensify. Today my home phone kept disconnecting, for no apparent reason. Then I called another friend on my cell phone, and she said electric shocks were coming through her phone. Tonight a thunderbolt shook my entire house. Always remember these Mercury Retrograde periods are mildly irritating. They are like Gremlins…cute, in a sort of obnoxious way.
On May 20, the Sun moves into the sign of Gemini, the air sign of the twins. My Dad was a Gemini, and he personified that personality type. He was charming, intelligent, a social butterfly, and a lover of words. They tend to be intellectual trapeze artists. They love puzzles and challenges to the mind. We all have Gemini somewhere in our chart. So wherever Gemini falls, it often means we want double of something, since Gemini’s symbol is the Roman numeral two. For example, if you have Gemini on the cusp of your second house of money, you might have two bank accounts. If you have Gemini in the area of your home, you might have two homes. The negative side of a Gemini is that they can have two different personalities, and they tend to be all over the place. They are known to flit. Do you have something to add that might be true of a Gemini personality?
This month of April will be one of the most potent we had in a long time. Depending on your chart, April will either be thrilling or stomach churning. The main theme of this month is the cardinal grand cross. This is an alignment of four planets forming right angles to each other, so that they make a perfect square formation in the sky. These four planets are not the ones you would pick if you wanted to enjoy a nice quiet picnic in the park! The planets involved are Mars, Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter. Everything about this grand cross is about change and disruption. Plus there are two eclipses that are on both sides of this grand cross. There is the total lunar eclipse in Libra on April 15th and the solar eclipse in Taurus on April 29th. Everything is super intense between April 22 and April 26th. Hold onto your hats….especially if you were born between the 2nd and 8th of April, July, October or January. The trick with this cosmic weather pattern is to do what is required of us, in terms of being able to flow with change. I have no idea what will be served up for humanity, but I can pretty much guarantee it will be intense. Meditate, breathe, enjoy Nature, and know May will be easier.