Composite by Osk Ingad Alden, 2015.
This week is mostly about the Full Moon in Scorpio, which occurs on Sunday night in the United States and Monday morning in Europe.
Because it technically fell within last week’s forecast period, I covered it last week. However, I didn’t realize last week that this Full Moon is Wesak, the celebration of the birth, death, and transformation of the Buddha. Normally it falls at the Scorpio Full Moon in sidereal astrology, a different system practiced in Eastern countries that is a month “behind” Western astrology. The sidereal Full Moon in Scorpio is on June 2. But apparently it’s more complicated than that and historically has always been in May Continue reading
Composite by Osk Ingad Alden and Pat Paquette, 2015.
The pace remains fairly low key this week, and yet our thoughts start racing in a struggle to make sense of the barrage of information we encounter daily.
Many people understand or are beginning to realize that much of the information we receive is meaningless. It’s like loading up on junk food, which is cheap and readily available. After living on a diet of this stuff for so long, one tends to develop a taste for it, and then it’s hard to appreciate healthy alternatives. In time, real food becomes a distant memory.
Likewise, many of those born since the 1980s don’t remember what real journalism was like. We had Continue reading
Composite by Osk Ingad Alden, 2015.
This week we get to slow down and smell the roses, and there’s even some levity to compensate for the unrelenting stress we’ve been under.
We’re still in the wake of Saturday’s New Moon when the Sun enters Taurus early Monday morning. Many of us are starting new ventures or entering a new phase in our lives, while still contending with unfinished business from previous cycles. The slower pace this week will help us catch up, and we’ll also have some space to confirm new priorities and formulate a plan for wrapping up old projects. The planning part is important, because it simply isn’t possible to complete the entire “to-do” list, and certainly not in a few days or a few weeks. Continue reading
Aries Composite by Osk Ingad Alden, 2015.
It’s said that in every ending there’s a new beginning, but we’re in a strange lunar cycle in which the beginning is likely to come first.
This is not necessarily a bad thing. Endings can be extremely painful, all the more so when the new beginning isn’t yet in sight. Most of us have experienced this anguish in the context of relationships. When your heart is broken, it’s hard to imagine the new person who might come along in a month or a year or maybe never. Sometimes the pain is so bad that we swear off relationships entirely, however temporary the sentiment may be. Continue reading
Spring smiles. © Gretchen Friedrich, 2015.
Image for this week: You’re driving on an eight-lane highway in the pouring rain, with a semi-truck passing on your left, buffeting your car in his draft. It seems like he’s been there forever, but thankfully he moves on.
And then the spray from his tires hits your windshield with a big splat. It’s not like you didn’t see it coming, but you can’t prevent being blinded for a second or two. Still, that’s no big deal, as long as you’ve been paying attention and know what’s in front of you.
As the week begins, we’re still in the draft of Saturday’s lunar eclipse, and the Uranus-Pluto square is activated by the Sun and Mercury. Nonetheless, Continue reading
Image courtesy NASA, Fred Espenak.
I probably don’t need to tell you that we’re in volatile, dangerous astrological territory.
This week, there is a total lunar eclipse, the third of four in a row, known as a “tetrad.” It comes on the heels of a total eclipse of the Sun two weeks earlier, which occurred just hours before the Aries equinox, one of the most powerful points in the zodiac. At the peak of this week’s lunar eclipse, the Sun in Aries is in close alignment with Uranus and in a square with Pluto.
Even though Uranus is moving away from the square with Pluto, it will be close for several weeks and thus will remain a major underlying signature in world events. Continue reading
The Structure Beneath. © Gretchen Friedrich, 2015.
This week is a mixed bag astrologically, but it could turn out quite well for many of us.
The bad news is that the Uranus-Pluto square remains close until the end of April, and we’re coming up on a total lunar eclipse that reinforces its explosive, destructive nature. Also, the period between eclipses can feel just plain weird. I usually feel like I’m in some kind of a twilight zone, not all “here” and but not all “there.”
The good news is that this week’s aspects are all largely positive. The Sun in Aries is more upbeat and active than it was in Pisces, and the trine from the Sun to Saturn is a good combination Continue reading
Osk Ingad Alden, 2015.
We’re in one of the most stressful astrological periods of the year, and it will continue through the first week in April.
On the world stage, the biggest news is the seventh and final pass of the Uranus-Pluto square, which began in 2012 and ends on Monday (Tuesday in the Eastern Hemisphere). We began seeing events related to this long-range outer planetary cycle toward the end of 2010, with the first stirrings of the so-called Arab Spring. Since then, full-blown revolutions around the world have devolved into civil war, most notably in Syria and Continue reading