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Astrology Forecast for February 2013

astrology forecast february 2013Life is a series of transitions.  We grow from young to old, climb from bottom to top, and circle back again to start another round.  This month, as the Sun moves through Aquarius into Pisces, it signals that we have made it over three quarters of the way around the track and are headed for yet another finish line.  Since the solstice of December 21st and through much of this month of January, the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars have made their passage through Capricorn and now into Aquarius.  This is a special time of the year.

It is a time when we have been reflecting on the gains and the losses, the spreadsheets of our lives so to speak, and looking at the balance that remains.  Capricorn is the culmination, the “highpoint” of the cycle begun last March with Aries.  This has been a sober month, with practical concerns for financial/physical security at the forefront.  Whether we have succeeded in reaching or goals or fallen short, it has been a time of Life giving us solid evidence as to which path will prosper and which will lead us nowhere.  The good news is that we can now make definite choices based not upon whimsical fantasy but upon objective reality.

And now we transition into Aquarius, the second from the last sign of the cycle.  It is the transition from the earthly practicality of Capricorn to the watery realms of Pisces.  It is time, in a way, to leave our losses or take our gains and begin again to look forward to the future.  Whatever this last cycle was about, it has maxed out and is waning.  It is now time to liberate ourselves from the old forms, the old jobs, the old sources of security as they are on their way out.  It is time to de-condition ourselves from past patterns and attitudes and break free like the fruit that has ripened and is ready now to eat.  It is time to pull our heads out of the ground and get a breath of fresh air!

Capricorn through Pisces represents the last quarter of the cycle, and as such are the least personal and most social/collectively-driven of the signs.  In this final phase, non-personal forces of spirit have the upper hand as we mature beyond our own Read more →

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Astrology Forecast for January 2013

“Wheels in the Sky Keep on Turning” 

Astrology Forecast for January 2013Now that we’ve all made it through the end of the world, we can turn our eyes more to the immediate situation of creating a new one!  Looking at the situation from the “outside,” we could say that nothing has really changed.  However, it bears repeating that collectively we are moving toward a rebalancing of the masculine/feminine or “outer/inner” polarity.  The measuring stick of success for the last 6500 years of male-dominated patriarchal conditioning has been “outer,” or “material.”  The more property, money, business, or muscle (in some societies) you managed to acquire, the more successful your life could be deemed.  For many millions/billions of people existing within the consensus reality this is, and will continue to be, the case.

For individuals expanding their conscious awareness beyond 3rd dimensional reality into non-physical realms of existence this has not been, and will never be, the case.  As we forge ahead into the frontiers of heightened awareness, creativity, and balance, we come into a greater appreciation and understanding of the more subtle, inner, feelings that do a dance with our outer physical reality and contribute equally, if not more, to a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and joy in life.  The potential for a greater recognition and integration of these two polarities also recognized as heart/mind or soul/ego has been, and will continue to be, at the forefront of human evolution through the years ahead. 

December 21, 2012 did not bring massive, visible, external (masculine) changes.  However, the potential for a radical rebirth of a new, internal, identity as “more than human,” or better, a new definition of what it means to be human was, and remains, possible.  From this perspective, we can view the year of 2013, and specifically the month of January, as a time of inwardly maturing and expanding our capacity to love, nurture, and have compassion for ourselves and all life.  We have seen the futility in waiting/hoping for some outside force to change our lives and are now freed to take up the task more fully ourselves.  The change begins inwardly and Read more →

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Astrology Forecast for December 2012

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

The deep sea diving expedition that we have been on lately will return to the surface this month and each of us will have the opportunity to display all that we have foraged from the depths of our hearts and souls.  It has been a long expedition, for some lifetimes, that will now culminate with the long prophesized end of the Mayan Calendar and the beginning of the “5th World” on the solstice (December 21).  The astrology of this month indicates a certain “coming to terms with Truth,” a time of bringing our own personal truths into alignment with an impersonal, universal Truth that is at the root of all creation.

First, let’s look at the astrology of the month to see what it portends.  We may call this the month of Yods!  A Yod, often called “The Finger of God,” occurs when two planets (in this case Saturn and Pluto) are in sextile to each other (60 degrees) and both are aspecting a third planet (in this case both Jupiter and Lilith) by quincunx (150 degrees).  Besides the planets mentioned Read more →

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Astrology Forecast for November 2012

There are many lines of destiny coming into alignment, converging, collapsing, and convoluting through the month of November. As we make our way toward one “endpoint” (12-21) we will, each of us, need to face that which has held us back from full expression, full creative participation, and full union with the Other and the World.  This will be a month where Life, as our teacher, will place before us one shock,one surprise, one challenge or one doubt after another to constantly check our limits, our desire, our integrity, and our readiness to make the leap across the threshold to a New World.

When we look at the astrology of this month, it is riddled with the presence of law and order.  Not a law and order of human making but a law and order beyond our understanding.  These laws and orders must be unmasked, revealed, seen, and followed before we may proceed as individuals and as a collective to the full realization of our potential.  There are orders for love, just as there are orders by which the body, the food chain, the seasons, and the solar system function.  There are laws regulating the release of unconscious material into the conscious awareness of the individual.  Only at certain evolutionary stages are greater and greater powers of consciousness revealed, as the individual passes through one initiation after another.  The sooner we are able to realize and follow these orders of life, the sooner we will master it.  Life will give each of us our due, according to our merit, our pure intention, and our determination to conquer ourselves first.

The manner in which Life will be working this month will be by showing us our deepest fears.  These will vary from person to person.  Some will fear financial loss, some the loss of relationship, some their own loss of control or desire.  Others may fear responsibility, commitment, or intimacy and vulnerability.   The list is as long as the number of us on the planet, for we each have our own past and our own path.  But as sure as the Sun will rise tomorrow, Life will bring us face to face with Read more →

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Astrology Forecast for October 2012

astrology forecast october 2012Ok, gold miners!  It’s time to put on your helmets, grab your pickaxes, turn on your headlamps and prepare to tunnel down into the bowels of your psycho-spiritual reality and find that gold!  Make sure you have enough provisions; you may need an oxygen tank, as the air gets pretty thin down there, and you will need to practice deep breathing, and hopefully you have gotten enough rest, as the expedition may be long and arduous.  The month of October may not be the month you have been waiting for but as a gold miner your unconscious boss has decided that it is.  It will be important to keep in mind that it has been proven that there actually is gold down there at the end of the tunnel, and that you will return to the light of day in a state of joy, abundance, and prosperity bringing back to those that you love your newfound treasure, power, and maturity.

All the astrological aspects are too numerous to mention, but some are worth stating for those interested in applying them to their personal charts.  Both Saturn and Mercury enter Scorpio on the 5th to join the Moon’s north node (and the Sun after the 22nd), until Mercury emerges into Sagittarius on the 28th.  From the 2nd to the 28th, Venus will transit Virgo while Mars shifts from Scorpio to Sagittarius on the 6th.  Lastly, we will all be feeling a shift (that really began with the full Moon on the last weekend of September!) in the first week of this month with Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Saturn all changing signs, while Jupiter stations/retrograde on the 4th.

To put this all into a broader perspective, we are ending the 2000 year Age of Pisces, sleeping, dreamy, hoping, and praying and entering into the Age of Aquarius, the awakened, liberated, fully conscious, “enlightened one”.  Let’s associate this age with Prometheus, the mythological light-bearer who stole fire from the gods and descended to earth to “enlighten” humanity.  These mythological figures all symbolize archetypes of the human unconscious, meaning that we all have a Prometheus in us, and he is now awakening to take each of us out of the dreamy cosmic realm and down to earth, Gaia, our physical, personal, root self.  This delving down from the heights of our Read more →

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Astrology Forecast for August 2012

Looking at the astrological aspects for the month of August it feels like we’re taking the final exams in the school of relationship.  Let’s face it, we are no longer in the first grade of this school and it has been a rather rocky road for a couple of years now, so if we have done our homework assignments we may fare well.  If we haven’t quite got the messages life has been presenting, it is either time to cram for the finals or risk flunking them, being held back, and having to work through the same assignments all over again.  Looking at the individual aspects will give us some idea of what we need to know now (the sooner the easier).

There are a couple aspects this month that deserve reviewing.  First the biggie; we have Mars coming in to join Saturn in the sign of Libra on the 15th (active at least from the 6th to the 22nd).  It has been a whopping 2 years since Mars last joined Saturn (at 0 degrees Libra) on July 30, 2010.  Since that time the demands of partnership have risen and the stakes have grown higher.  Also, within that time some other changes have occurred, Neptune moved into Pisces, Uranus into Aries, and the Moon’s Nodes now just about through Sag/Gemini.  When these changing aspects are all taken into account a larger picture emerges.

The underlying intention within the collective unconscious through these coming years is for humanity to become ever more cognizant of our Read more →

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‘The Astrology of Now’, June 2012 Magazine Article

Magazine article from the June 2012 issue of the NOISE arts & news magazine (thenoise.us) about Tom Lescher and New Paradigm Astrology

It’s no secret: big change is coming our way. It is, after all, the infamous year 2012 and although the world isn’t going to end in doomsday and destruction, the world-as-we-know-it already is. The status quo? Finito. Business as usual? In the red. Everything is pushing us to change, to evolve. The ball’s in our court now; evolution has become a personal thing, and according to evolutionary astrologer Tom Lescher, the blueprint is in the stars.

Having practiced astrology for over 35 years, Mr. Lescher’s brand of zodiacal study, known as New Paradigm Astrology “uses a combination of all the planetary energies to reflect your own inner soul path and align your conscious ego with your unconscious spiritual soul intention. It is a means of coming into collaboration with a bigger agenda of your ultimate destiny.” Read more →

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A Shamanic View of the Venus Synodic Cycle

Indigenous people throughout time have actively participated through ritual and ceremony with the natural rhythms and cycles of nature. The purpose behind this participation is quite simply that the spirits like to be acknowledged and appreciated by humankind! As a closer bond between incarnated souls and spiritual deities is strengthened, the two realities further support and contribute to the unfolding of one another. Shamanic Astrology seeks to connect the individual to the rhythms, or dance of the night sky, through observation, ceremony, and ?deep listening?. Watching and ?listening? to the journey of Venus (and her lover Mars) as she travels through the eastern morning sky, descends, and rises in the west, is one means through which we can make a ?cosmic connection? to the eternal feminine force of nature.

While there are many correlations drawn between astronomical phenomena and ancient mythological gods and goddesses, there is no better description of a planet?s journey than the story of Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of fertility, love, and war (yes, love and war!) to Venus. In the story, Inanna initially a brave and brash Read more →

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A New Look at the Sun

All manifest creation, all life as we know it, can be viewed as the Creator or Source realizing Itself.  The Source, or ?All That Is?, at some point polarized Itself from total Unity into diversity to experience Itself; hence creation.  With this polarization all three dimensional duality came into existence.  The root, or basis of duality, then, is the Creator/creation, the Void/manifested life, Spirit/matter, Love/fear ? the former existing eternally and the latter temporally.

When we, as Creator, Spirit, or Love, incarnate into physical form we leave the realm of unity to experience ourselves through duality.  Our lives become a mirror through which we view our own creation.  In so doing, we take on the reality of three dimensional consciousness which includes the polarity of fear ? that which we are not ? the consciousness of separation.

The Sun in the astrological birth chart can be seen as the light, the energy, or the fuel that powers the entire chart (the reality we have created).  In one sense it is the transmitter of Divine intelligence, which not only powers, but also orders our experience of ourselves and the world around us.  The zodiacal sign in which the sun is located at the time of Read more →

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Message From the Moon’s Eclipse

Life is a song

That plays through our hearts

Forever beating, forever bleeding

The blood that runs

Through our veins

Carries the tune through the pouring rain

 

The stillness that lies within

Sees all that is buried, and when

 

When you are ready

Dusty, dirty, and weary

You let your self go

And you sail away

On new found wings

To another day

 

For you are a string

Played upon by spring

The harmony of Read more →

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