March 12 to 20, 2009

Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Mars and Jupiter
Evening: Venus and Saturn

Where is God? What is God? Who is God?

Starry_space How does one connect with God, with godliness and goodness – which is simply God with an extra “o”? In 12 step programs it’s called ‘good orderly direction,’ one’s Higher Power or a ‘power greater than ourselves’. In the world’s many and diverse religions, there are paths to God which include or dictate dogma and ritual. In nature, we see God in returning bluebirds, magnificent sunsets and crystalline snow. It’s easy for me to accept the fact that I’m not in control of the world economy or the weather on any particular day. I understand that there are forces far more powerful than myself, than my brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors. And yet, I also understand and intuit that we are all interconnected particles of light and life, individual and unique pieces of the holistic universe, the collective whole, the cosmic plan. We are the stars, made of starlight and born of magic, children of the cosmos and miracles of Creation.

As we move through the last week of winter, notice how differently you see and feel about the world around you. The Pisces zodiac month is one of transformation and metamorphosis. It is likened to gestation and the final phase of the embryonic period we spend inside our Mother’s womb. And just like that time, so long ago but so important to our life today, we are preparing for birth. The coming rebirth of spring, the primal thrust of Aries, the beginning of another natural solar year.  It’s time to check in with the Great Spirit, honor the Great Mystery, connect with our angels and say prayers for peace, love, compassion and forgiveness. God bless and may we discover the divine within and all around us. As above, so below.

March 6-12

Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn   Evening: Venus

Planet_medley The Pisces New Moon of February 24th comes to fruition on March 10th at 8:36 p.m. in the Virgo/Pisces polarity at 21º. This happens to be one of the more important Full Moons of the year, as it illuminates and amplifies the ongoing opposition between Saturn and Uranus, an evolutionary imperative in effect from the fall of 2008 through the summer of 2010. Saturn rules form and structure on all levels, from the individual construction of the ego to the collective establishment of government, corporations and society. Uranus corresponds to freedom, innovation, revolution and explosion – it represents the breakdown of outmoded institutions, organizations and systems that comes via sudden, radical, rapid individual and/or cultural change. Saturn rules the laws of classical physics; Uranus rules the quarky realities of quantum mechanics. So hang on to your hats and get ready for the wild March winds of personal and collective snap, crackle and pop. It’s a time for break-ups and breakthroughs, fresh awareness and new awakenings. It’s a time when we are finally ready to let go of what doesn’t work, identify what’s holding us back and blaze new trails on the road of happy destiny. Cultivate courage, keep the faith and may the force be with you!

February 26 to March 5, 2009

Universe_man Venus – planet of love and beauty - and the Moon – planet of growth and fertility – conjoin in the heavens on Feb. 27th at approximately 5:00 p.m. MST in the early degrees of Aries the Ram, and it’s the last time we will see these two mythological goddesses come together at night this year. Look for this poignantly magnificent planetary conjunction above the western horizon at dusk and on in to early evening. It’s certain to be stunning and beautiful, a celestial event you just don’t want to miss!

And as you go about your daily round this zodiac month, check out the emerging mutable energetics of Pisces the Fish. Things are morphing, the Earth is changing, Old Man Winter is getting ready to flee. God and goddess bless and may the peace and harmony of Venus combine with the maternal, nurturing energy of the Moon for a very fertile, relaxing and romantic week.

February 19 to 26, 2009

Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn    Evening: Venus

Albert Einstein, the quintessential Pisces

Einst_rad “The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal god and avoid dogma and theology. It should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity.” – Albert Einstein

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” -- Albert Einstein

"Gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love." -- Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in what was then known as Um, the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire. He died in Princeton, NJ on April 18, 1955. From Germany to Italy, Switzerland and finally America, Einstein shimmered his brilliance, humor and eccentric style upon all whom he encountered. As a quintessential Pisces, he tapped in to the cosmic consciousness and divined order in chaos, reconciled mechanics with electromagnetism and created elegant mathematical equations to explain time and space.  He is best known for his theory of relativity and the mass-energy equivalence equation E = mc2.

Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for the discovery of photoelectrons and the quantum nature of light. In 1999 Time magazine named him the “Person of the Century” and in wider culture today, the name “Einstein” has become synonymous with genius. As an eternal romantic, child at heart and epitome of the absent-minded, nutty professor, with a cluttered desk and a wild hairdo, Einstein pulled metaphysical magic out of his cerebral hat and captured the world’s imagination. His life and work continue to inspire and intrigue us, entertain and enlighten.  As a shining example of Piscean magnificence, here’s to Albert Einstein. May his creative, scientific legacy and legendary intuitive intelligence live on, forever and ever, in the numinous ethers of universal consciousness. Happy Birthday month to the Fish!

February 12 to 19, 2009

Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
Evening: Venus

Wr “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…”

Thus begins Abraham Lincoln’s now famous Gettysburg Address, one of the most quoted political speeches in history. Delivered at the dedication of Soldier’s National Cemetery on the actual Gettysburg battlefield site, Lincoln asks the American people to not forget the cause for which these brave men gave their lives, and “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

On February 12, 2009 America celebrates the 200th birthday of this outstanding man, the 16th President of our United States. Remembered today as the “Great Emancipator,” Lincoln led our country through its greatest internal crisis, the Civil War, preserved the Union and abolished slavery. As the first U.S. President to be assassinated in office, he also sacrificed his life in service. Mourned nationally at his death and ranked today as one of our best Presidents, Lincoln’s legacy is one of true Aquarian principles: liberty, equality and justice for all. Let us remember how far we’ve come and how grateful we are. And let’s reignite our commitment to a government of, by and for the people. God bless ole honest Abe, he's a fabulous example of humanitarian Aquarianism. And Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate a true Aquarian holiday, and give your love to the world!

 February 5 to 12, 2009

Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter from the 7th, and Saturn     Evening: Venus

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”                                                                        - The U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776

 “Government of the people, for the people and by the people.”
                                                                     - Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, 1863

“Relief, recovery and reform.”                 
                                        – F. D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, 1933

These are keywords for Aquarius and touchstones for our current times. Aquarius is the sign of the rebel and the revolutionary, the humanitarian and the innovator. It is also the evolutionary energy of collective consciousness and group effort. It is where we come together as friends and associates for the common good, think out of the box and actually change the world. Today’s social, political and ecCythia, moonriseonomic conditions and challenges constellate the essence of our emerging new age - it’s all about globalization – and we simply cannot turn the tide. We are all in this together; white, black, red, yellow, Serbian, Russian, Israeli, Chinese, Australian, Native American, French, Egyptian, Indian, Chilean, man, woman and child. Whatever. And it’s the responsibility for each of us, individually, to identify the ways and means that we can be integral, contributing factors to the betterment and enlightenment of humankind, respect Mother Nature and support healthy, sustainable life on this planet.
     On Feb. 9th, at 7:50 a.m. MST, the Sun, Moon and Earth line up in the celestial aspect of a Full Moon lunar eclipse in the Aquarius/Leo polarity. This is where and when the individual heart aligns with the collective heart and we can feel the strong, electromagnetic charge of universal, cosmic love. May we join hands and hearts as friends and lovers of the earth and follow the light.
                                          “With liberty and justice for all” - Happy lunar eclipse!

January 29 to February 5, 2009
Visible Planets: Morning: Saturn  Evening: Venus

"It feels like a fresh start with communicative Mercury turning direct on January 31, vivacious Venus firing into impulsive Aries on February 2, and assertive Mars moving into innovative Aquarius on the 4th. The shifts of these fast-moving planets increase the pace of activity on the surface, yet resistance to substantial change may be pushing up from below. The opposition of restrictive Saturn to revolutionary Uranus on February 5 can provoke a conservative backlash against conventional ideas. This is the second of five face-offs between these contrasting planets that last from November 4 until July 26, 2010. However, the futuristic force of Uranus could break through Saturn's resistance. The enthusiastic presence of the Sun, Mars and Jupiter in Uranus' home sign of Aquarius favors progressive influences. Yet, the second opposition in a series like this often counters the effects of the first one."
             The Mountain Astrologer by Jeff Jawer. Issue#143* Feb/Mar 2009                                                 

 I especially like the way this astrologer presents the explosive and restrictive forces at work in these very dynamic times. We have recently witnessed the shattering breakthroughs of proverbial glass ceilings; the election of our first African-American (and Caucasian) biracial President on Nov. 4th - the day of the first of these five Saturn/Uranus oppositions - stunned and inspired the world. The hope of collective healing, the dream of a united America and the optimistic ideal of 'a more perfect union' vibrated from the Eastern seaboard to the mountains of Colorado to the shores of the great Pacific. Across our nation - black and white, red and yellow, rich and poor, haves and have nots, young and old, male and female - people joined together in a shimmering rainbow of evolutionary awakening and soulful enlightenment. This is the exciting, intriguing prospect of the emerging Aquarian Age. May we combine the wisdom, focus and structure of Saturn with the liberating, progressive freedom of Uranus for a truly awesome era of positive, productive change. Yes, we can!

January 22 to 29, 2009

Visible Planets: Morning: Saturn
Evening: Venus

Prepare yourselves for the year's first total solar eclipse - not visible in the Rocky Mountain West - which takes place on Jan. 26th @ 12:55 a.m. MST in the early degrees of revolutionary Aquarius. For all, this translates as a time of great awakening and New Age awareness. We are all starting fresh, whether we realize it consciously or not. Look around and see the changes happening in and all around you. Get together with people you respect and admire. Recognize the power of friendship and collective effort. Think about service to humanity and what you have to give. Also take note of Chinese New Year 4704, Year of the Ox, which begins at sunset following the Aquarius New Moon. Good luck and may the evolutionary force of knowledge and the persevering power of the ox be with you.

November 20 to 27, 2008

Visible Planets:
Morning: Saturn
Evening: Venus and Jupiter

Giving thanks and feeling grateful are gifts of grace. In our ever-changing world and apparently faltering global economy, it’s easy to fall victim to fear, anxiety and insecurity. And yet, we all have so much to be thankful for. Abundance is key to the Sagittarian ethic, and ‘tis the season of the Archer.

Finding comfort and discovering the joy in life’s most simple pleasures - fresh air, clean water, solar warmth and food on the table are just a few – bring us to a place of celestial harmony and open the doors of divinity. The cosmic essence of any particular time is constellated in the heavens and can be experienced via the energetic expression of the tropical zodiac sign in orb at the time.

As the Sun moves into mutable fire and the holiday season begins, it’s both our job and our mission to open our hearts and put our minds to work on exploring the multi-faceted realms of gratitude. Change negative thoughts into positive thinking and become a co-creator of magic and miracles. And keep your eyes to the skies at twilight and early evening, as magnificent planet Jupiter – the Sagittarian ruler – and dazzling Venus move ever closer toward conjunction on Dec. 1st. Happy, happy and may the force of these two great benefics carry you through the holidays with love, grace and beauty.

November 13 to 20, 2008

Visible Planets: Morning: Saturn 

Evening: Venus and Jupiter

The magnificent lunar fruition of Nov. 12th has passed, and with that passing comes the increasingly dark skies of a waning Moon, the very best time for stargazing. The constellations of autumn – Pleiades, Orion the Hunter, Taurus the Bull and the Twins of Gemini – are now rising in the east and traveling across the blue-black canvas of deep space, creating a celestial masterpiece of stunning beauty and extraordinary sparkle. In the west, Venus and Jupiter dance together in early darkness, moving ever-closer as November ends. And mark your calendars for Dec. 1st, when these two legendary “evening stars” shimmer, shine and shape-shift with a delicate crescent Moon for the most striking planetary conjunction of the year. Look for a blazing triangle of stellar brilliance against the backdrop of turquoise twilight, low above the southwestern horizon at dusk, following sunset. What a fine opportunity for us all to bless the heavens and touch the stars!