Last week both the Sun and Venus charged into daring and energetic Aries. In last week's column we talked about Aries and the astrological New Year. Ever since, I've been getting these gentle, and not so gentle, hints that the goddess of love doesn't quite feel she got her fair share of the limelight last week – not nearly enough attention was devoted to her! (That sounds just about right considering Venus is in Aries!)
She's probably right and it doesn't pay to insult the cosmic gods or to ignore our intuition. So this week we are focusing on the divine feminine and specifically on Venus and her close feminine ally, the Moon. After all, the Moon is full in Libra on Wednesday, and she too, will not be denied.
Venus in Aries – it can seem like an oxymoron, a misfit of sorts. She is the planet associated with love, grace, beauty, harmony, values, art, diplomacy, sweetness and represents our preferences and our capacity for attracting people, things and situations we love and value. She represents our urge to socialize, join, collaborate, and interact with others. Think of Venus in your astrology chart and life as your personal magnet for attracting and pulling in what you want.
She is the Roman goddess Venus and her sister the Greek goddess Aphrodite. In Aries, she is anything but submissive – more like the femme fatale. In the sign of the warrior she can be bold and brassy. This girl isn't about to wait for someone else to make the first move! Venus in Aries likes the chase. In fact the goal may be less important than the fun she has in tracking down and pursuing her prey. Traditionally, astrologers considered it detrimental for Venus to be in Aries because of the challenge of a feminine energy expressing through an overtly masculine and yang sign.
But times have changed. Consciousness is evolving – we see planets and signs less associated with male and female stereotypes. And we have more appreciation for words like strength, compassion, feelings, perseverance and determination being gender neutral. This is clear in our continued fascination with goddesses like Artemis, goddess of the hunt, Athena, goddess of war, Bast, the cat goddess and protector and Maat, goddess of truth, justice, and balance – just to name a few. These are forces to be reckoned with!
As we contemplate the influence and power of the divine feminine, we are treated to a Full Moon on Wednesday in Libra – the sign ruled by Venus. The Moon is in opposition to the Sun in Aries with Venus, Mars and the awakener Uranus flanking its sides like attending soldiers. Transformational Pluto, regimented Saturn, and expansive Jupiter are part of the picture as well. This is a dynamic Full Moon which will bring our need to re-think and balance male and female energies into focus.
The cosmic dance is hopping this week with changing rhythms and beats. In fact, this week we can really appreciate the idea of it being a dance, for we will need to be light on our feet ready to twirl, step forward, back, and sideways, willing to change direction at a moment's notice. Turn up the intuition and don't forget to have fun!
Until next week, let go and wear loose clothes.
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Moon Void of Course 5:45 am (PDT) – 2:32 pm Tuesday afternoon
The energy is more than a bit uncomfortable today as Mars moves into position to inflame an existing conflict between Jupiter the planet of expansion and Saturn the planet of restriction and discipline. Jupiter in Gemini is exploding with new ideas and information. Saturn is there as a reminder, 'all data is not information', nor is it necessarily valuable. Mars in Aries is eager to expand and start marching toward goals. The Moon in analytical Virgo is a bit reclusive preferring to take care of everyday responsibilities and not particularly inspired to go off on any 'wild goose chase.' In fact, starting in the early morning the Moon is void of course throughout the day and evening and extending into Tuesday morning.
We are greeted with the undeniable appeal of 'possibilities'. Soak them in, but don't be too disappointed if today is not the day to take action. There is wisdom in the Virgo Moon. Like Bilbo Baggins who stopped to tidy up the homestead before beginning his great Hobbit adventure, take care of what is right in front of you and dare to dream big.
Daily Muse: The price of greatness is responsibility. (Winston Churchill)
TUESDAY MARCH 26 MOON IN VIRGO / LIBRA
Moon enters Libra 2:32 pm (PDT)
There could be more frustration on the agenda today as Mars comes into an exact alignment with Jupiter fueling ideas but also squares off with Pluto. This might feel like someone who drives with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake. It's important to check in carefully with both your mind and your heart. We might be torn in two directions or be tempted to take an action or make a decision to please someone else.
The Moon eases into diplomatic Libra in mid-afternoon. This Moon is not only cooperative but often avoids conflict at any cost. Although considering we are under the influence of 4 planets in willful Aries, this isn't so much of a danger today! Nevertheless, don't follow another's lead if your gut says it's a move in the wrong direction. There will be time to follow your own inclinations, especially when you are clear in your direction. The Mars Pluto square while frustrating, can help illuminate the obstacles on our path and thereby giving us the opportunity to make a successful plan to address them.
Daily Muse: Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. (Robert H. Schuller)
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WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 FULL MOON in LIBRA
Moon Void of Course 11:14 am (PDT) – 5:54 pm Thursday evening
Full Moon 7 Libra 2:27 am (PDT)
Wednesday's main event happens early – 2:27am (PDT) and is spectacular – a Full Moon in Libra. Although visually, it's not likely to be any more of a spectacle than any other Full Moon fully reflecting the light of the Sun, its emotional and psychological effect is likely to be an impressive display. This Moon is in the artistic and graceful sign of Libra and in opposition to not only the Sun, but also opposes an arsenal of planets in the assertive and headstrong sign of Aries – Venus, Mars, and Uranus. The Sun and Moon are also in a wide square to transformational Pluto, and likewise a loose, but close enough, association with Saturn and Jupiter.
This is a call for balance not through submission of one side to the other, but through embracing, elevating and empowering the aspects of feminine intuition and inspiration with the masculine penchant for movement and action. Our goal and desire will be for the perfect mixing and blending of elements to achieve our personal picture of harmony.
This Moon is an inspirational one, lifting our expectations for what's possible. Expect moods to be variable today as we expand our aspirations and make necessary adjustments.
Daily Muse: To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. (Kahlil Gibran)
THURSDAY MARCH 28
MOON in LIBRA / SCORPIO
Moon enters Scorpio 5:54 pm (PDT)
The cosmos is full of great expectations again today as the Sun kisses Venus and both rendezvous with unpredictable Uranus. It's said of Aries 'it likes to be first'. This could be tough with three planets all competing for the top spot. We will be challenged to merge our sense of individuality and ego (Sun) with our desire for love and approval (Venus) while accommodating our need for stimulation and change (Uranus). I can imagine great genius is birthed from this combination. Expect surprises!
Thinking Mercury, still in the psychic sign of Pisces, gets some stabilization from serious Saturn today. Support yourself and others with inspired yet realistic expectations. Avoid reaching for ideals or setting goals that are bound for failure. This evening the Moon leaves the grace of Libra for intense and reclusive Scorpio.
Daily Muse: Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way. (Mike Norton)
Last night the Moon dove into introspective Scorpio and this afternoon our contemplation is likely to go even deeper as the Moon enters a long void of course pattern that extends through Saturday evening. Our minds might feel particularly stretched or off balance as Mercury squares Jupiter and moves into a facilitating relationship with Pluto. This is against the backdrop of a challenging aspect (inconjunct) between Jupiter and Pluto that requires – more like demands – an adjustment on our parts. This or that, up or down, yes or no? Do we expand, do we contract, move forward or pull back? Are the choices really different? Is there a middle-ground between the two?
Spirit is calling us today; take at least a moment to listen. The attraction and inspiration of the divine feminine is particularly magnetic and powerful. You don't have to be a channel, medium or clairvoyant to tune in. Your intention and willingness to listen is all it takes. Simply be willing to listen.
Daily Muse: There is a divine purpose behind everything - and therefore a divine presence in everything. (Neale Donald Walsch)
SATURDAY MARCH 30 MOON in SCORPIO/SAGITTARIUS
Moon enters Sagittarius 8:13 pm (PDT)
Staying on our toes and making adjustments will be necessary today as both Venus and the Sun make scratchy connections to disciplined Saturn. It's as if we just can't get comfortable today. Think of it as a dance; life isn't meant to be lived standing still. Broaden your context; challenge your perceptions. The Moon bounces into Sagittarius in late evening lightening moods and expanding our view.
Daily Muse: Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. (Rabindranath Tagore)
Yesterday we were dancers, today philosophers. Venus and the Sun in courageous Aries have met their match; both square the unconquerable Pluto in Capricorn. Squares demand change – frame it as we will – alterations, revisions, amendments, or modifications – it all amounts to about the same thing. Something in our lives is beyond its expiration date and it's time to admit our present just isn't quite working. It's not all it can be!
These realizations can be hard on relationships and self-esteem but are likewise freeing as we own up to our truths. Jupiter in versatile Gemini is providing lots of ideas and possible solutions. And the Moon in optimistic Sagittarius just can't be held down.
Daily Muse: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. (Dr. Seuss)
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The drone of this week's planetary engine is an eclectic tone of adventure and chaos. It's the sound of the lilting Full Moon in Libra demanding some cooperation from some pretty independent planets. The week promises results if you're willing to keep calm and carry on (Hey I think I'll trademark that phrase).
You may not know this but Libra is the Opposite Sign of Aries and if you've been following any of our astrological voices, you'll remember that there are buckets of planets in Aries right now (Mars, Venus, Sun and Uranus to be exact).
I'm telling you this because the Full Moon in Libra will be activating those Aries planets and if you aren't prepared you could end up in places that could surprise you for better or worse.
As we approach Full Moons, we tend to get optimistic and think of solutions that facilitate achievements of goals or desires that we have identified. You may not have your goal defined completely, or maybe you don't even notice it as a goal, (just wanting more energy in your life is a goal) but as we approach this Full Moon, our natural exuberance combined with the Aries fire that is around us, could make us push for things before we're really ready.
Your week is going to have a lot of energy to it. Patience is not going to be your most natural state but it will be better than you making a move without really pondering it with an eye full of good common sense. This week is the embodiment of Spring; feel your push out to the world and breathe it in deeply - this could very well be the energy you have been waiting for.
Until next week,
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When George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four, in 1949, the idea of a world of constant monitoring and observation terrified everyone who read it. This concept of a totalitarian government, watching every move made, chilled readers to their core. Apparently it was a generational thing.
Little could Orwell, and those like him who'd just been through the world war, have imagined just how bizarre the future would be. Ours is a culture where almost anything and everything imaginable is available to be seen by the public at large. Some of these acts are so bizarre that they defy description, this in spite of the fact that we know we're being watched.
Recently I saw one of the most atrocious things I've ever seen. I watched a video of a School Bus driver kicking an autistic child off of a bus. I mean this literally. An adult gave a kick to the rear of a child who went toppling to the curb below, breaking an ankle. In no universe can this action be rationalized. The driver knew that a camera was on the bus, and yet, acted anyway.
Not everything is so heinous. I watched a clip of a policeman opening the trunk of a car he'd stopped. As he did so, a full grown deer sprang out of it, leapt to its feet and ran away. I keep a spare tire in my trunk.
Some clips seem to tell cautionary tales. Last night, I saw the aftermath of one of the cruelest acts I've ever heard of anyone doing to an animal. A woman who saw a snake in her back yard, doused it with gasoline and set it on fire because she was afraid of it. The unfortunate creature slithered to bushes next to her house. Thank goodness we didn't see the snake aflame, but the entire nation watched the clip of the woman's home burning to the ground.
I can't begin to tell you how many cars I've seen drive through the walls of convenience stores, restaurants, jewelry stores, gun shops and homes over the past year, all through the magic of surveillance videos. I've watched numerous robberies in action, as well as muggings and other crimes best left to the imagination.
Of course, this technology isn't a bad thing. Watching tornadoes form is cool, and how many of us would have gotten to see a meteor streak through the atmosphere and explode in Russia if it hadn't been for the necessity of having dashboard cams in order to prevent crimes and corruption in traffic?
Speaking of nature, we've seen live footage of tsunamis, earthquakes and other devastation that imprints itself on the psyche. I never lose sight of the fact that nature, although fascinating to watch, can also take a terrible toll on life and property. Seeing it impact real people makes us all the more human and humane. In this way, I hope this medium can bring us all closer together.
What astounds me the most about our interaction with this technology is that there are those who willingly incriminate themselves by photographing or making clips of illegal, antisocial or anatomical acts, and then hurl it into the electronic ether for anybody to see.
This is where the Orwellian prediction rings true. Any sense of privacy that we may have had is a myth. Even though our recorded actions can and will be used against us, it doesn't seem to make a bit of difference. People still do really stupid things.
I've often wondered what a future civilization might make of YouTube submissions. Would they assume that in the early 21st Century cats played pianos, squirrels water-skied, people jumped off of roofs into swimming pools, people peed into coffee, old men with gray beards played the concertina and adolescents grabbed their crotches while they sang; or would they just assume that we were idiots?
If we pay attention, we're forced to consider how fragile everything is. By putting everything we do out there, via Facebook or Twitter, or any of the numerous media available, we open ourselves up to a huge dose of reality. We open ourselves up to ID theft, criticism, and curious bosses and spouses eager to find out just what it is we do in our spare time.
However, the surveillance age also serves to show us the world we live in and the people we live with. We see some of the goofiest things imaginable and yet, at the same time, we can also see immense compassion and love. Just like us, it's complicated.
I like to remain conscious of what I do and what I put out there and I'm sure you do too. Every act, word or action changes something in some way. In this electronic age, I make it a point to consider that being watched is just a part of the game and enjoy it, even if the camera does add ten pounds.
I have a feeling that if Orwell's "Big Brother" were watching our society, he'd turn the receiver off, shake his head and settle in a comfortable chair with a good book. I think I'll join him.
Until next week, peace and love.
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All week I have tried to write an article that isn't about my Dad's passing, but I just can't do it. I guess this week needs to be about my Dad's last days.
My Dad was on Hospice for 10 months. In that time we did every fun thing he wanted to do. We travelled, camped, fished, and went to football games. We ate out and played Pinochle and sat around and listened to stories about the good old days. My Dad knew he was dying and he never complained. He never talked about how unfair it was, he under reported his pain and put up with lots of people in and out of his house everyday checking on him. He used to say that he was torn about dying because he wanted to stay here with us, but he also couldn't wait to see my Mom and brother.
In the last week of his life the medication loosened his grip on reality. He hallucinated every fishing and hunting trip of his life. He relived all of his great memories. It was amazing to watch. He fished in his sleep with his oxygen tubing and talked continuously to his brothers as he relived all of their adventures. He spoke directly to my Mom and I know she was sitting on the edge of his bed, getting him ready to leave this world and join her in the next. He was funny and happy and ready to go on to the next step in his progression. In all of the time I spent with him I never saw a moment of regret. The day before he passed away he had a few minutes of clarity and spoke to each of us individually. He reminded me that he has always loved me just as I am, and although he didn't want to leave me, he knew I would be ok.
Watching someone you love die is a very painful and bewildering experience. There were moments of beauty and grace that I will never forget. There were moments so terrible I hope I will someday stop remembering, but I am so grateful I had those last months and days with my Dad. I always saw him as my hero, and watching him die with such love and humor and humility reinforced that belief.
It is hard to believe that he has already been gone for 2 weeks. It is sometimes shocking how time keeps marching on. I don't really know how to live without him, but I have no choice other than to keep trying. Everyday is a new adventure in how to live as an orphan. I feel both of my parents with me and in times of grief and weakness I call out to them and feel their presence with me.
I have a deep, comforting knowing that they are with me, guiding me and protecting me and my family. I am grateful for this gift and know that I will continue to reach out to them as I learn how to navigate life without them here.
Many blessing my friends,
Each week Carolyn Ferris will pull from her hand designed Tarot cards to reveal a message for us. Carolyn has been a psychic for many years and has a substantial amount of notoriety with her art. She's done covers for Timothy Leary and Carlos Santana and her work can be viewed at her web site www.intuitivereadings.com!
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Floating over the tranquil water, the sphere is balanced and comfortable. A stairway like structure is reaching to the sky just behind the sphere. You are in tune with your inspiration, you have easy access to connect with the Cosmos to receive ideas and information. See yourself in your center and feel the tranquility offered from your place of balance.
Many of the interests I have in my eclectic world will be represented here. From the weekly Power Peek to the things and people that I love (not all of them, of course). May you find something you like. Mark