Sunday, 4 December 2016

December Full Cold Moon Dec 13, 2016

The Full Moon in December is historically called The Full Cold Moon (this originated with the Algonquin tribes) because this is when the nights are at their longest and darkest.  The shortest day of the year is Dec 21, which is the Winter Solstice - also called Yule- and marks the rebirth of the Sun as she hits her lowest declination, and starts to rise in the sky once again

This year, the Full Moon on Dec 13, 2016 falls at 23 Gemini.

The Sabian Symbol for 23 Gemini is:  "Three Fledglings In a Nest High In a Tree" - Although there is a feeling of being left alone and neglected, there is still a sense of safety by isolation. It may be too soon to break out on your own, but after more nourishment, your time will come. Integration of spirit, soul and body will lead to being able to fly on one's own in good time. Discovering a whole new sense of being."  (from Sabian Symbols as an Oracle by Lynda and Richard Hill).

This Sabian symbol meaning makes so much sense at the Full Cold Moon. Just as the Sun is reaching the end of one phase of its journey and begins anew at the solstice, this also symbolizes our own personal journey.  We are slowly ending one phase of some kind in our lives, coming out of the darkness and isolation, and we are slowly starting to begin the next phase where we start to shine brightly again. As the Sabian symbol says - our time will come.

If you have planets or angles at 23 Gemini or 23 mutable, you're going to feel it the most.  Full Moons are times of completion or release as energies hit a high note.  Christmas parties at this time should be fun and energetic.  All humans tend to be more expressive, creative and energized under the rays of a Full moon.  More babies are born under Full moons than any other phase.

 Because this Full moon is in the sign of Gemini, people will tend to be more communicative, expressive and talkative too. The Full Moon here asks you to get specific with the details. The Sun in Sagittarius encourages concepts and ideas in a more general way, but the Gemini moon now asks you to focus in and get clear on how you can actually implement change If you were not sure before, you should gain clarity now. One of the key words for Gemini is 'discernment.'

The Full Moon is when its light is the brightest, so it illuminates the earth. It also illuminates a certain issue or situation in your life and could bring events to a climax. Where does Gemini fall in your chart?  There may be some sort of culmination there, or a manifestation of some sort.

Full Moons are times when the tides, ground water, body fluids and energies run high. Things are 'peaking' so to say, so we can use these in a positive way in our lives.

Hair growth - want your hair to grow stronger or faster?  Get it cut on a Full moon. It will grow back thicker and also more quickly.  The opposite is true too. Get it cut on a New moon and it will grow back slowly, but also will be weaker.

Nail growth - the same rule applies for your nails as well. Cut them on a Full Moon if you want them to grow stronger, but also faster.

Gemini and Mercury correlate to the 5th chakra, the throat chakra, which of course regulates how we communicate and express ourselves.  If there have been any issues or fears about speaking up or expressing how you really feel, this is a very powerful time to finally speak your truth.  You can facilitate this by wearing blue clothing, the colour that corresponds to the throat chakra.  You can also wear blue crystals to support this chakra.

 I love Blue Lace Agate myself, as its a gorgeous colour that supports communication and self expression by opening and clearing the throat chakra.  It helps to speak ones truth. It also is a very calming stone. I have a gorgeous bracelet as well as a pendant.  Its a beautiful delicate mauvey blue.

Blue Kyanite - it helps you to speak your truth and cuts through fears and blockages. It also supports the opening of your throat chakra. Excellent for meditation too, I'm definitely going to get one of these.

Lapis Lazuli - it releases stress and brings peace and tranquility. Supports expression of inner truth. Also helps with active listening.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle


Apparently Prince Harry has a new girlfriend, and she is Canadian actress Meghan Markle. Is this a for ever kind of thing, or just a for now kind of thing?

Meghan was born on Aug 4, 1981, and Harry on Sept 15, 1984.  Meghan is  Leo, with a Moon in Libra.  Actually she is more Libra than she is Leo as she has 4 planets in Libra.  Harry is a Virgo Sun, with a Moon in Taurus and a Capricorn rising,  He's a triple earth person, so probably quite a hands on kind of person.  Just as most of the other royals, he has prominent Capricorn in his chart, the sign of duty and responsibility.

These two have a few good aspects between their charts. Harry's love planet Venus is in Libra, and so he likes all that Libra in Meghan.  Venus in a man's chart symbolizes their ideal woman, and here Harry is typically drawn to beautiful woman, since Libra is the sign that rules beauty and esthetics. His Venus conjuncts her Pluto, which is an aspect of passion! Very nice. His Venus also squares her Mars in Cancer, which is more combative, but at least its an aspect. 

Meghan's Venus falls in Virgo, so she activates his Sun and Mercury in Virgo and they have a love bond there. 

We often are drawn to people who have what we lack elementally, and Prince Harry has no air in his chart! Well, he has Chiron in Gemini, so one planet in air. Otherwise he is all earth, fire and water. Lacking this air element, how interesting that he is drawn to Meghan who has a lot of air - all that Libra. People without air sometimes lack perspective and can get obsessed with their own thoughts, and so Meghan can help to give him that perspective and help to lighten him up!  

Prince Harry has a singleton in air, Chiron, the wounded healer. Singletons wield a lot of power in our lives, and we identify with what they represent. Here, Harry has a deep wound that even the public knows about - the tragic loss of his mother at a young age.  He has deeply felt her loss, and even the public has kept that story alive for him all through his life. His mother was one, if not the, most famous and beloved women in the world. We all mourned right along with him, but this is a wound that will be with him throughout his life. Often we pick partners as way to heal that wound.  

Enter Meghan.  She just happens to have her Moon, the mothering and nurturing planet, trine his Chiron.  And Harry's Moon exactly conjuncts her Chiron.  They have double Moon Chiron aspects. They are healing something in each other, something to do with mothering, or nurturing/being nurtured. They have an intuitive understanding of each other's emotional needs.  

It's interesting, but all her Libran planets fall at the very top of Harry's chart in his sector of reputation and public standing. He likely can see her standing by his side in the public eye and perhaps working with him in a partnership, much like Will and Kate. Her Saturn falls in his 10th house - her planet of duty and work and responsibility here means she lights up this part of his life.

Now the downside is usually Uranus.  Here we have her Uranus opposing his Moon. Hard Uranus aspects usually speak to lots of excitement, a rollercoaster kind of relationship, usually lots of breaks, and then an abrupt ending. Unless the couple can find a way to channel all that uranus with other ways, but typically its hard to have a long term relationship with harsh uranus aspects.  Then, his Uranus squares her Venus. Brutal! That is usually very exciting at the beginning, but that aspect usually wears thin at some point.

We can already see Uranus at work in their relationship as they live on different continents, and have that excitement of a long distance relationship, with many large breaks between seeing each other. Venus square Uranus means one of them usually starts to feel a little too hemmed in, or that the other person is getting too serious too fast, or something that makes one of them feel scared and then they run.

Her Neptune exactly squares his Sun, so she may not be seeing him as he really is. There could be a pedestal placing kind of thing going on. And his Saturn exactly squares her Sun. That's not the best, as the Sun person, her, could start to feel like he is becoming too authoritarian or parental. That Saturn could also represent what she would be marrying into, which is the royal family and 'the establishment', and that comes with a whole lot of duties and obligations, which she may find troublesome as that Saturn is squaring her Sun - her identity. 

I can see why they are drawn together, but with that double whammy Uranus I don't think its a long term kind of thing unless it stays long distance. As long as they can channel that Uranus through doing unusual or exciting things together, or always having distance, it could work.  However, she is a fire sun and an air moon, and he is an earth sun and an earth moon - quite different temperaments really.

Also, we can check progressions, as when our progressed sun or moon enter a particular sign, we tend to draw more people of that sign in to our lives.  Meghan's progressed Moon is now in Capricorn, and her progressed Sun is in Virgo, so of course she is drawn to a Virgo Sun, Capricorn rising man.  These progressions are temporary though, and things may change when her moon progresses into Aquarius.

Prince Harry's progressed Sun is in Libra, so he is drawn to a woman with a lot of Libra - Meghan.  His prog Sun will move into Scorpio in 6 years though. It also shows that he may have marriage on his mind, as Libra is the sign of romance and marriage, plus his progressed Moon is in his 7th house of committed relationships.

I guess we'll see what happens.  They sure are a cute couple though.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

This is soooooo funny - you will laugh till you cry (I did)

Laughter really is the best medicine!  Don't you love it when you laugh until your belly hurts? They say that laughter balances the body's hormones, and it can literally heal illness. It for sure lifts our vibrations, which is what we want to attract good things into our lives.

I found this video and it makes me laugh so hard every time I watch it.  It's short, Have a look.

Banana Muffina

And here's another one that's mighty funny -  a baby laughing hysterically.  Pretty hilarious

hysterical laughing

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

New Moon Magic Oct 30, 2016

We have a New Moon at 8 Scorpio on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:38 am PDT.  New Moons are magical times, when the energy and lessons from the previous month are waning down and we are preparing for new beginnings and new energy to come into our lives.

This New Moon in particular is fantastic for manifestation, as its in the transformative sign of
Scorpio.  Scorpio is all about healing and letting go of what no longer serves us. This would be a great New Moon to let go of a bad habit, a negative attitude, an old fear, or even a recent one.  Fears are the ego's way of keeping us separate and making us forget who we really are.  We are all divine beings of light, and natural good health and infinite abundance are our divine birthright, but fear often gets in the way and makes us forget that and we lose trust and faith that all will be provided.  And the fear then has its own vibration and we attract even more of what we don't want!  Fear and anxiety can be pretty horrible. I know because I've had more than my fair share of both this year after Mom transitioned. Letting go and letting God is my new mantra, and some days are easier than others.

This New Moon is at 8 Scorpio, and the Sabian Symbol for this is

"The Moon shining across a lake" - It's an opportunity to quietly reflect on the feminine aspects of your life and possibly feel the gentle warmth of the Goddess. Reflections."  (from The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle by Lynda Hill and Richard Hill).

Very nice!  And it makes sense as this New Moon is trining watery Neptune.  Neptune is all about imagination and creativity, as well as spirituality and intuition and love.  The last 2 months have been extremely intense with the eclipses in September and the separative Full Moon this last weekend - we need a bit of a break!

These aspects also speak to exceptional insight, intuition and psychic perception with both Scorpio and Neptune involved.  Pay attention to your dreams now and moving forward if you can remember them upon awakening. There's a whole wellspring of information there.

Setting intentions with the New Moon is a very powerful way to make them manifest. The power of a New Moon is potent, as there is strong celestial energy to take the seeds of your intention and help them to grow and flower. Ancient lore says to always have money in your pocketbook on the day of the New Moon to ensure you will have money all month long.

Write down what you want to manifest in your life, or do some sort of ritual that has meaning for you. Doing a ritual involves invoking powers greater than ourselves, such as God, Goddess, Archangels, Angels, Fairies or elementals. One could use animal totems or animal medicine,

Scorpio Neptune intentions could be around healing, health, financial abundance, letting go of what no longer serves, or transforming some part of your life. It's also great for passion and sex and love.

The window of opportunity is the 30th and the 31st, so you've got a couple of days to at least get conscious of what you want to bring forth this month,  Halloween is a powerful time on its own, as they say its when the veil between the 2 worlds is the thinnest - perhaps your intentions have even more oomph then.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Brad and Angelina divorce - the astrology

Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie - the heat between them was impossible to ignore!  They have chemistry on and off the screen, and their charts show it.  In fact, their charts are full of hard aspects, showing that they have excitement and passion between them, but also lots of challenges.

Angie's Uranus squares Brad's Venus and Moon, so he found her very exciting!  Her Pluto squares his Mars, making for very combustible energy. His Pluto and Uranus inconjunct her Mars (double whammy Mars Pluto here), and square her Sun, making for excitement, but also for a very strong battle of wills.   Her Venus opposes his Venus, and her Mars squares his Mars, and her Sun opposes his Sun.  Yikes... this is an intense combination, (a challenging combination), which is fabulous for chemistry too, but they absolutely need a way to channel all that excitement and volatility.  Acting in movies is a rather good way to channel all that drama and need for change, and the constant traveling helps too.  Her Sun falls on his Descendant (committed relationship angle), and his Moon and Venus fall on hers, which is a very strong reason why they got together in the first place. 

We are currently in eclipse season, and we just had a potent Lunar Eclipse last Friday on the 16th at 25 Pisces, as well as a big Solar Eclipse on Sept 1 at 10 Virgo. Eclipses always bring about endings and beginnings in some way, large or small, and this is the time we often hear of big life changes. This solar eclipse really hit their charts hard, which is why Angie probably decided to file for divorce. The eclipse squared her Sun and Neptune. The eclipse in Pisces is also conjunct Neptune, and this energy tends to dissolve things as well as bring things to light.  It brought to light something in their relationship which Angie could not tolerate and so decided to end it.

TMZ reported it had to do with Brad's lifestyle choices and also the way he parented the kids.  

Angie's progressed Venus is at 4 Cancer, so her love planet got eclipsed this month. Something happened to make her think, okay, that's it. 

That solar eclipse hit Brad in his 4th house of home and family, and exactly hit his Pluto Uranus as well as his Chiron in the 4th.  It also squared his Ascendant.

Angelina also has an exact progressed Sun and Saturn conjunction right now, which means she's facing the cold hard truth of reality. If something isn't working, you're forced to face it and deal with it when Sun and Saturn come together.

Oddly enough, Brad also has his progressed Sun conjuncting his natal Saturn, so he's having the same restrictive, reality check right now. 

It's surprising for many of us, as well as quite sad, there are 6 kids involved in this. They had 12 years together though, which is actually pretty good in Hollywood years. That's probably like 30 in normal human years.  

When 2 people marry, the chart for their relationship and their married life starts the moment they say I Do.  Brad and Angelina were together for 10 years before they got married, and then they got married and it ends after 2 years?  Many astrologers say its because the marriage chart was not as good as the relationship chart.  The relationship chart is born the moment 2 people have sex, according to the Magi, although some say its the moment you first meet someone.  Either way, their relationship chart was obviously better than their marriage chart.  I don't know when they met, but their marriage chart was for Aug 23, 2013 in France.  They have a close Mars Saturn conjunction in that chart, which is quite brutal.  Anger and control and frustration issues.  There is also the Sun oppose Neptune, which could point to the alleged substance abuse issues rumoured to be part of the divorce scenario. 

PLUS, they were married at the dark of the moon.  That time just before the moon is new, when the lunar energy is at its lowest.  This is the absolute worst time to start something new, as there is no celestial oomph to carry things through.  As I progress their marriage chart, the moon has just now progressed to the sun, which signals the end of the cycle. 

If you've got a great relationship already, getting married can bring a whole new energy into the mix depending on the date you get hitched.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Love What Matters

I know I'm getting off track from astrology here, but this video is so cute and heartwarming. I cry every time I watch it!

Military kids reunited - I miss you!

And then, if you want a really good laugh, check out this video. Someone removed all the music from Dancing in the Street video and interspersed his own sound effects. Its just hilarious!

Couldn't stop laughing

Friday, 2 September 2016

September 2016 Horoscope

                                     September Horoscope is up.  Read yours here

New Study proves link between Moon Phases and Earthquakes

This isn't news for any astrologer.  As above, so below. The Moon affects the tides, it affects the human body (we're just big bags of water really), and now scientists can prove how the Moon and its phases affect the actual ground we stand on.

HOLLISTER (CBS SF) — A new study that says there may be a link between earthquakes and the moon and sun could change the way scientists study tectonic plates.
Like most of California, Hollister is on shaky ground. And with a swarm of numerous small earthquakes over the last few days.The ground is shakier than normal.
“The internet said there were 18, but I only felt four,” said Hollister resident Rori Nelson. “They were short of rolling quakes, like someone was nudging you.”
But scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey say there is much more going on below the surface than just the earthquakes you can feel.  
A new study says much smaller quakes are happening deep down below the earth’s crust almost on a regular schedule that are tied to the phases of the moon.
Just as the moon’s gravitational pull affects the ocean tides, scientists say they now have hard data to show how it has the same effect on hard ground.  Continue here

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Solar Eclipse in Virgo Sept 1, 2016

I'm still working on feeling better, which is slowly happening I'm happy to say, but in the meantime I'm linking to a wonderful post by a wonderful Canadian astrologer Nadia Gilchrist.over at Ruby Slipper Astrology.  She has a fantastic take on the New Moon Solar Eclipse coming on September 1st.

"It won't be a triumphant eclipse. There will be some humbling. This is Virgo, after all. You may have to give something up. But, if you've held fast in the face of dissolving evidence, insisting that your faith was aligned with the right thing, this eclipse might prove you correct. Not with a blast of trumpets, but with a quiet *click* as the confirmation arrives. But this will only happen if you've been tuned into the real deal. If you've been trying to prop up a fantasy...get ready to say goodbye.  Continue reading here

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Johnny Depp - is he really that volatile?

We just heard the news that Amber Heard is suing Johnny Depp for divorce, and said he has been abusing her for 4 years!

Johnny Depp is certainly a classic introvert, as you can see on talk shows. Very soft spoken and doesn't say too much.  He seems uncomfortable talking about himself. He comes alive when acting though, or taking on the persona of other people. He's certainly a very gifted actor.  But what about these allegations of physical abuse?

We'd have to check his astrological chart to see if he has this kind of signature. We'd look for harsh aspects between Mars, Uranus and Pluto for sure.

Johnny Depp was born on June 9, 1963 and he is a Leo Rising.

Johnny has a triple of conjunction of Mars, Uranus and Pluto in Virgo!  Yep, that can symbolize volatility if its not channeled properly. Mars is the planet of anger and assertion, and when it conjoins volcanic Pluto it can indicate someone with intense rage issues.  Mars also conjoins unpredictable Uranus, which adds another level of fear and instability to the mix.

This is incredibly intense energy to have to deal with and to channel. It can provide one with an enormous wellspring of physical energy on a positive level, or it can take you down on other levels.

Mars Pluto indicates someone with a very high sex drive and intense desires, as Pluto can be rather compulsive at times, which could account for his substance abuse issues.  Mars Uranus likes to take risks and may not be the best when it comes to discipline.  It also shows great courage too.

This is the main configuration in his chart and shows as his main challenge and lesson in this lifetime. Its all about channelling this intensity in some kind of positive way, because if you don't it will take you down. There is no way around it.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Could Donald Trump actually become President? - the astrology of The Donald

When it comes to tracking big life changes, I like to look at the Progressed Lunar Phases of a chart. Just like we have a New Moon, a First Quarter, a Full Moon a Third Quarter and a Balsamic lunar phase over our heads in the sky every month, we also have our own Personal Progressed Lunar phases, from New Moons through Full Moons and back to New again. 

The entire progressed lunar cycle takes about 30 years, so every 30 years we have a brand new beginning in our life when we come into our Progressed New Moon phase. It can get kind of technical, so I'll just say that it depends on what phase of the Moon you were born under, and then we progress the Moon through time to the age you are at now, and then see what angle it is to the Sun.

So where is Donald Trump in his progressed lunar phases?  Is he at the beginning of a new phase or at the end?

In April of 2016, Donald Trump enters his Balsamic Phase.  This is the very end of his 30 year progressed lunar phase cycle, and the Balsamic phase itself lasts about 3.5 years. Something is coming to an end for him this year and next, and he's letting certain things go in order to move into a brand new 30 year cycle which starts in Sept of 2019!

If the Donald were to become President of the US, he would be in a progressed balsamic phase when he took oath of office in Jan of 2017.  Balsamic phases are about letting go to make room for the new, which is exactly what he is doing.  Balsamic phases are times of transition. Some people already know what their 'new moon' cycle is going to be about in the Balsamic phase, and they are preparing for it. It's a bridge from an old way of life, an old cycle, to a new way of life and a new cycle. Donald will enter his New Moon phase, which is a whole new 30 year cycle, in 2019, which is when he would be in office if he won.  It actually does make sense.  Usually the Balsamic phase is about letting go, but in a sense he is letting go of an old persona of a businessman, and now becoming a politician and a leader.  It is quite a shift,which is exactly what one would expect when one shifts from balsamic phase to new moon phase.  There is always a huge shift in focus. Now, in a perfect world I would think that he would already be in a New Moon phase when he took office if he won, but astrology doesn't always work so perfectly.  Still, it does show that if he won he would be taking office 18 months before his actual New Moon phase kicked in.  Which is pretty darn close.

It looks like he could indeed become President based on the progressed lunar cycle.

So, lets look at his actual progressed lunar cycle chart. His progressed New Moon chart has Saturn and Pluto conjunct his MC.  This is a chart of a very powerful man wielding a lot of authority.  Which is another indication that it could indeed be a possibility.

From what I've been reading, a lot of Bernie Sander's supports are vowing to not vote if Bernie is not elected as the Democatic nominee.  Which means a lot of Democrats would not be voting, which creates a perfect storm for someone like Donald Trump to win - simply because not enough people are out voting.

What happens to his chart on voting day, Nov 8, 2016 ?  His progressed Uranus opposes his natal Moon almost exactly. Uranus is sudden happenings, shock and sometimes separation. I think even Donald Trump would be shocked if he won!  Plus it also can mean a change of home base, and he would be moving to the White House if he won.  We would also need to see transiting Saturn hitting his chart in a significant way if he were to win, as Saturn is about authority and work, and yep, Saturn is coming up to conjunct his Moon and oppose his Sun.  In fact, Saturn will be on his Moon and opposing his Sun on January 20th of 2017 when the new President is sworn on.

I'd say that there is indeed a very good chance that he could win, astrologically speaking.  I still count on the hearts and minds of the American people to focus on love instead of hate, and for all the people to come out and vote, which will make a huge difference in the outcome. Still, Donald Trump does have the guts to come and speak the truth about a lot of issues that have been whitewashed for so long. Hillary is not a very nice person, from what I've read about her. Check out this post Hillary

Lada Ray also calls for the Republicans to win. She is an amazing geopolitical analyst but with a metaphysical bent. She tends to be right on most things that she talks about.  Here's the link to her site
Lada Ray

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Gardening by the Moon

It's that time of year again - time to start thinking about planting our gardens. Planting according to the cycles of the Moon helps to ensure our flowers are full and gorgeous and our gardens are healthy and abundant.

The energy for growth begins with the New Moon, increases as we go through the Crescent and First Quarter Moon, and then peaks at the Full Moon.   The actual day of the New Moon is still dark - there is no light yet, so its best to wait a couple of days before you start planting.

The basic rule of thumb is - start planting crops, flowers and vegetables that bear fruit above the ground a few days after the New Moon and right up until the Full Moon to get the healthiest vegetables, the biggest and most colourful flowers and the juiciest fruit. The days from the Full Moon to the next New Moon - when the Moon is decreasing in light- is best to plant bulbs or vegetables that bear fruit under the ground.   It's also best to do weeding when the Moon is decreasing in light. It's also a great time to mow the lawn so it grows more slowly - not to mention your own hair if you like to go long times between haircuts!

For a little extra growing oomph, try to plant under the most fertile signs of the Moon, which are Taurus and Cancer, and then also the other water signs and earth signs (Virgo not as much).

The planting season typically starts with the New Moon in fertile Taurus which falls on Friday May 5th this year,, and the two weeks following it are the best time to plant. 

So, from May 5th through to the days just past the Full moon on May 21st are the most fertile planting days of the season.

As I said before, you don't want to plant right on a New Moon, as there is still not enough light yet. You need to wait at least a couple of days to get the most growing oomph.  I would start on May 9th and 10th when the Moon is in fertile Cancer, and there is more light and growing energy from the Moon. 

Water signs and earth signs are the most fertile signs of the moon, Air signs such as Libra are not the most fertile signs, but it is the sign that rules beauty!  It can be a good time to plant flowers when you want big gorgeous blossoms, or for plants that you want to be extraordinarily beautiful. The Moon is in Libra on May 16th and 17th.

You've got right from May 5th through to May 21st to plant, when the Moon's light comes to its peak at the Full Moon.  The few days surrounding the Full Moon are okay too,  but once it starts to wane and lose its light after it peaks at the Full Moon, then there's no more energy for the plants to bear juicy fruit or grow big flowers or be hearty and strong.  May 22nd and 23rd are fine too as the Moon is still in its Full Moon phase.

Some astrologers say that the few days just before the Full Moon are the best, since this is when the Moon has its most light, and this is when there is more groundwater available for the plants to use and to grow.   I've done it, and the plants do very well, but I also like to plant on the most fertile days as well when the Moon is in an earth sign or a water sign.  May 19th and 20th are both good as they surround the Full Moon and are in the fertile water sign of Scorpio.

Here are pics of flowers I planted last spring on my balcony, about a week after the New Moon in Taurus.

Happy Planting!

Monday, 15 February 2016

Lada Ray's predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

I love Lada Ray.  Her predictions in the past have always turned out to be pretty good so lets see what she has to say about the Year of the Monkey.

"Year of the Monkey is always the 9th year of the 12-year cycle. The next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028. Each year of the Monkey is different, depending on the element of the Heavenly Stem. Therefore, this is the Year of the Fire, or Red, Monkey. Such year is only repeated once every 60 years.
“Lada’s global prognosis for 2016…: First two-thirds of the year will be volatile and confrontational. Clashes and uneasy situation will continue throughout the world. There is a good chance that a more peaceful approach to international conflict resolution will prevail in the last third of the year, most likely starting in October 2016.
“2016 will be a sickly year for many people as the Illness Star is now in the center, its energy affecting all. Be careful not to get a flu, protect yourself by eating healthy, boost your energy via healthy supplements, and make sure you get enough rest this year"
Monkey in the Chinese Zodiac 
Monkey people are considered sociable, quick, intellectual fast studies, and mischievous tricksters who love practical jokes. They can be quite lucky with money and good as entrepreneurs. They are adaptable and can work in a range of professions. At least, that’s what conventional wisdom tells us. ;)
  • Strengths: sociable, innovative, enthusiastic, self-assured
  • Weaknesses: suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant, jealous
Fire Monkey: Fire creates passion, but can also produce irritation. Passion, quick wit and irritability are common to fire monkeys, and it will be common for this year in general.

What is Chinese New Year all about?

The Feng Shui new year is derived from the solar calendar and it always changes over February 4th-5th. This date denotes the Annual Flying Star energy change.

Meanwhile, Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the combined lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. The New Year usually begins in the end of January or in the beginning to mid-February, depending on when the new moon falls. There are 15 days of festivities, starting on New Year’s Eve. The culmination is the Lantern Festival, which takes place on the 15th day of the new year.
The Chinese symbol for monkeyThe Chinese symbol for monkey
Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac wheel is a little like the Western astrological Zodiac, except each Chinese animal marks a year, instead of a month.
Feng Shui and the Chinese philosophy significance:
Apart from the fact that in Chinese zodiac each animal marks a year vs. Western zodiac, where each astrological sign marks a calendar month, there are other major differences. The Chinese zodiac also corresponds with the wheel of 8 cardinal and intercardinal subdirections of the compass. In addition, each of the 12 animals corresponds to one of the Five Elements. This energetic correspondence is registered each year twice (called Earthly Branch and Heavenly Stem) within the 60 year cycle of 12 animals multiplied by 5 elements.
Each animal of the zodiac also has a correspondence to a specific Aspiration in the Eight Mansions (Lada Ray’s term: Eight Aspirations) system, as well as in the Chinese Numerology.
Year of the Monkey is always the 9th year of the 12-year cycle. The next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028. Each year of the Monkey is different, depending on the element of the Heavenly Stem. Therefore, this is the Year of the Fire, or Red, Monkey. Such year is only repeated once every 60 years.Those who turn exactly 60 years of age between February 2016 and January 2017 are Fire Monkeys and they experience a full cycle return this year

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The Astrology of Beauty

What are the aspects that make someone unusually beautiful?  Inner beauty always shines through of course, but I'm talking about those people that have classically beautiful looks. John F. Kennedy Jr is one amazing example. Gorgeous. People like Elvis Presley, Robert Redford and Sharon Stone are all extremely gorgeous people. Remember Sharon Stone when she was in Total Recall? I remember thinking she was one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen.

So, what are the astrological indicators of people that are seen as unusally physically beautiful?  It seems that Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces, strong Venus and Neptune are the most usual indicators of unusual beauty and being photogenic as well.

I've noticed that people with Capricorn rising are often very good looking. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which gives great bone structure usually. John John Kennedy was a Capricorn rising.  Elvis Presley was a Capricorn Sun too actually. My girlfriend who is a double Capricorn is extremely beautiful.

I've also noticed that many models are Virgo or Virgo rising. Again with the earth signs. It gives a more streamlined appearance in many cases (not all) and Virgo rising people sometimes have a very neat looking appearance. They're just well put together.

Venus is the planet that rules beauty, and those with prominent Venus placements tend to be seen as beautiful. Angelina Jolie has Venus in Cancer right on her Ascendant, and she is definitely quite beautiful.

For true ethereal beauty though, Neptune wins hands down! Neptune gives one a sort of a glamour, or other worldly kind of beauty.  Pisceans are co-ruled by Neptune, so you see a lot of very beautiful and photogenic Pisces types.  Cindy Crawford has 6 planets in Pisces, and has a Cancer Rising. Neptune in Scorpio is trine her Cancer Asc, and all her Piscean planets are trine her Asc. She also has Venus aspecting her Asc as well.  Very watery gal, and very beautiful.

Sharon Stone is a Pisces Sun, with a Virgo rising, and she has Neptune aspecting her Asc. She's got all 3 things going for her. Plus, she also has Pluto right on her Virgo Asc, giving her an extra dose of sex appeal.

Robert Redford is a Virgo Sun with 4 planets in Virgo, plus he is a Pisces Rising. He has Neptune conjunct all his Virgo planets too, making him even more Neptunian. Could be why he is so successful in the movies, since Neptune rules movies and photography in general. It makes one very photogenic.

John Kennedy Jr was a Capricorn Sun with 3 planets in Capricorn, and a Virgo rising. His Venus, beauty planet, was in Capricorn trine his Virgo Ascendant.  He also had Neptune sextile his Asc. Hr had all the factors of unusual beauty in his chart - Capricorn, Neptune, Virgo and Venus.

Elvis Presely was a Capricorn Sun with 3 planets in Capricorn. His beauty planet Venus was in Capricorn too, conjunct his Sun. He also had Neptune in Virgo trine his Capricorn planets.

What about someone more present day, like Brad Pitt.  Brad Pitt has 4 planets in Capricorn, including his Venus, and Neptune is aspecting all of them.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Your 2016 Yearly Horoscope

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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

How to find your Personal Year Number for 2016


The 2016 Year Number

To get what the energy of 2016 is going to be all about, you simply add the numbers together to get a total.   2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9.

2016 is an 9 number, which is the last number in the cycle and represents completions. This could be very positive completions, in that you finally fulfill that long awaited dream or goal.  In some cases you may finally let go of a person, habit, circumstance or thing that is no longer needed in your life. Because this is a highly spiritual number, you may be attracted to people who have qualities you admire in a spiritual or higher sense. You may decide to pursue your career in a new way, such as teaching it instead of practicing it. It's also about forgiveness, as 9 is also the most spiritual number in the cycle. There should be a big interest in spiritual topics this year in a general sense. 9 is also the number of compassion, and of being a humanitarian.  Think back to 2007 - that was a universal 9 year as well. Something ended or came to fruition or you made a choice in that year that impacted the next 9 years.  I actually ended a relationship that year.

This 9 year  is the general number for the year for everyone, but each person will also have their own Personal Number for the year 2016, and this will be calculated by their birthdate.

An amazing healer and biokinesiologist friend I have gave me a wonderful visualization for not just the New Year, but for any time. Give yourself a colour, any colour you like. Let's say its pink. Then you visualize that pink colour going out on your path in front of you for the next year. And on the path you see love, and peace, and joy, and abundance and prosperity and calm and passion and all the things that you want in your life for the coming year. What she has found in her professional practice, is that people who do that end up with amazing eyesight! She found that people who are afraid of what the future holds can only look a few months ahead, and their eyes are not as healthy as a result. It's like they are afraid to 'look' too far down the road. This exercise makes them feel great about their future, which in turns makes them happy to look that far ahead, which in turn enhances their eyesight.  I've been doing it myself, and it makes me feel so much calmer about the future, and now I know its helping my eyesight too.

Your Personal Year Number

It's easy to find your Personal Year Number.  You take the day and the month you were born, and add it to the number of the current year - in this case its 9.   So, for example if you were born on June 9th,

   6  (birth month)
+ 9  (birth day)
+ 9  (current year)
 = 24

You would reduce that 24 to a single digit, so 2 + 4 = 6.
This person is in a 6 Personal Year.

Another example:  If you were born on November 27, you would take 11 (the 11th month), and add it to 27, and then add that to the year number of 9.

   11  (birth month)
+ 27 (birth day)
+ 9   (current year)
= 47

Then reduce it to a single digit, so 4 + 7 = 11.  Then reduce it again 1 + 1 = 2.
This person is in a 2 Personal Year.

If you get the number 11 or 22, these are considered to be Master Numbers, and these years are considered special.

Personal Year 1 -  the year of new beginnings!  This is the start of a whole new cycle, and you'll be laying the groundwork for the next 9 years ahead. It's an excellent time to get involved in a new love relationship, or to experience a renewal of your current one.  Some may take a second honeymoon. It's a year of major changes, job improvements and independence. Travel can provide a way to enjoy life in a new way.

Personal Year 2 - the year of companionship, harmony and teamwork.  The number 2 relates to the Moon, and so is a year of more patience, tact, cooperation and understanding.  It's a more gentle and artistic year. The Moon is also changeable, so there may be a change of residence under this yearly number, or even a change in your workplace. This is the year when people tend to form relationships of all kinds, including friendships and love relationships. They don't want to go it alone. You're going to feel more nurturing and emotional under this influence.  There may be trips across the water.

Personal Year 3 - the year of communications, expansion, mental energy and short journeys. You're busy this year, and you may be doing more writing or talking, or using more of your creative skills.  This is the year for having more fun in your love relationships - for flirting and for socializing.  You could become quite the social butterfly, or at least lean more that way than usual.  This isn't really the year to make serious commitments in your love life. Trips tend to be on the shorter side, or you may take a lot of road trips or weekend getaways.

Personal Year 4 - the year of security and of laying down foundations.  This is another Saturn year, so getting ahead professionally is important to you, except this is a more of a 'roll up your sleeves and get to work' kind of year. You're laying the groundwork for your future and getting organized. You're likely taking on extra responsibilities this year, whether at work or with aging parents or perhaps signing a mortgage etc.. Love relationships may begin with someone older or with someone who has authority or power. Travel tends to be more work related.

Personal Year 5 - the year of change, travel and expansion. You're looking for more freedom and fun this year.  It's actually an amazing year for love and romance and you'll likely have plenty of opportunity that way if you're single and looking. If you're already involved you're going to want to do more travel with your partner or experience new things together.  In some cases people will break up under this influence if things aren't going well. It's a great cycle for making changes in your job and for pursuing your ideas.

Personal Year 6 - a year focused on love, family and domestic happenings. This is a Venus year, so is concerned with developing or keeping harmony within the home and within your personal relationships.  This is one of the best cycles for marriage and commitment, as well as for pregnancy, birth, buying a home or anything that denotes settling down. It's also a very social year, and a year for beautifying your environment. Advancement comes through social contacts.

Personal Year 7 - a more spiritual year, focused on inner growth and personal well-being. You may want more quiet or private time this year, or at least more time to yourself.  It's a good time to identify and eliminate any self defeating behaviours.  This cycle isn't really about relationships per say, but more about figuring out how you feel about relationships - which again requires more time for introspection. This is the year to take care of body, mind and spirit.

Personal Year 8 - as stated above, this is a year for achievement, power, abundance, prosperity and for manifesting.  You could make big moves this year and achieve recognition for what you do.  It's a powerful year professionally, but also in whatever area you choose to focus on.  As a Saturn year, this could be a 'reap what you sow' kind of year as well. A debt or obligation from the past that was never dealt with could reappear, or people from that past could get in touch. Love relationships tend to either move forward with commitment, or end because you don't see a future with someone.  This is not a 'coasting' kind of year.

Personal Year 9 - the last year in the cycle, this is the year for completions and endings. This could be very positive completions, in that you finally fulfill that long awaited dream or goal.  In some cases you may finally let go of a person, habit, circumstance or thing that is no longer needed in your life.  Because this is a highly spiritual number, you may be attracted to people who have qualities you admire in a spiritual or higher sense. You may decide to pursue your career in a new way, such as teaching it instead of practicing it.

Personal Year 11 - this year still has the vibration of the 2 (1 +1), but its special because its a master number.  There is a deeper spiritual awareness with this yearly number, and you may have your own special 'ah ha' moment this year. You're more compassionate, more idealistic, more altruistic and more of a humanitarian.  There is also an element of recognition with this number as well so you may become known for your good works. In love relationships you feel attracted to those who also embody those same traits of compassion etc.

Personal Year 22 -  this year still has the vibration of the 4 (2 +2), but its special because its a master number.  This is an extraordinary year when you may do extraordinary things. It's more of a detached year when you are focused on humanity as a whole as opposed to one on one love relationships, unless you find someone who shares these same goals.  You have lofty goals and plans, probably involving helping others, and you can achieve these goals and plans. There will be major accomplishments this year,

Your Personal Month Number

Yes, you can also find your own Personal Month number, and even your Personal Day number!  To find your Personal Month number, start with your Personal Year Number, and then add a number for each month starting with January until you reach the month you want to know about.

For example, lets say its your Personal Year number of 3.   And this is January, the first month, so you add a 1 to the 3, and you get 4.  So January is a 4 month for this person.   And then Feb will be a 5 month, and March will be a 6 month, and so on.

Another example.  Let's say your Personal Year number is an 8.   And you want to know what April will bring.  So, start with the 8 and then add one number for each month.  January will be a 9 month, Feb will be a 1 month (because we start at 1 again after 9), March will be a 2 month, and then April will be a 3 month.

You can apply the same meanings for the Personal month numbers as for the Personal year number - just realize that the influence is a bit weaker because its only 4 weeks instead of a year.

If you really want to go deep, you can get your Personal Day number too.  Just take your personal month number....say its a 3, and then add the day to it.  So, if January is your personal month of 3, and today is the 9th, then add 3 + 9, = 12. Reduce again to 3.  This is your 3 day, and you can expect a 3 vibration to the day with 3 happenings and events.

For more information, check out:

Love by the Numbers: How to Find Great Love or Reignite the Love You Have Through the Power of Numerology

Monday, 30 November 2015

Astro Fertility

Ancient astrology says that a woman’s ability to conceive increases dramatically when the Sun and the Moon in the sky are at the same angle as when the woman was born.  This knowledge goes way back to Egyptian astrologers, and many astrologers today still use this old wisdom.  So, if you were born on a first quarter moon, then you will have maximum fertility every month at the first quarter moon - specifically 24 hours before and a few hours after the exact moment of your lunar phase return.

This ancient astrological theory has been revived and even proven by Slovakian scientist and astrologer Dr. Eugen Jonas in the 1960s. Through his testing he found that a woman has a ‘spontaneous ovulation’ when the Sun and Moon in the sky are at the same angle as when she was born. He found that fertility is unusally high for the 24 hours prior to the exact time of this Lunar Phase Return, and for 12 hours after. Many western doctors haven't yet picked up on this, simply because Western medicine has unfortunately not progressed to the point of being open to these kinds of influences. 

So a woman actually has 2 chances per month to get pregnant! The first being her natural ovulation time, usually about halfway through the cycle.  And the second during her Lunar Phase Return. If these two times happen to overlap, then the chances of conceiving are very, very high. This works even if one’s lunar phase return happens during menstruation! This explains why many women get pregnant just before, during and after their menses, which are times traditionally thought of as safe. These times are also important to know if you are trying to avoid getting pregnant.

You can also go one step further and determine the sex of the child based on the sign of the moon during conception. If conception takes place when the Moon is in a male sign - Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius, the odds of having a boy are very high. Female signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. 

The Moon symbolically represents women, childbirth and menstrual cycles, so it stands to reason that tracking the lunar cycles would be a huge key in getting pregnant.

You can get a free report from showing your exact fertility window.   Just type in 'Lunar Phases Fertility Calendar' in the search bar.