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Chinese New Year opens with a big bang, but no news as to what exactly that will actually look like. There are a number of details revolving around sorting out opportunity in the confusion of stalemates. If you are actively looking for what is really best for the future, you will find it. Intent is very important right now. I think the key to all this will also be what is the undercurrent to how people are thinking. Jupiter is trine to Neptune in Aquarius so this is definitely a time to chime in with a dialogue that promotes well being. Stick to what is really said not twists and turns. You have all week to delve into this or maybe many situations that need consideration with a highlight on February 5th.

Romance is starting to be on some people’s minds and this week will give you some movement in the direction you wish to travel. Be aware that the T Square will not be ignored and some things need to be resolved before going forward. This should not be news to anyone. Even then the fun flirty moments will be just that. But it will give some people a chance to realize they are still desirable as they put down what needs to be changed.

Also be aware that Venus has gone direct today January 31st. This means that personal  negotiations are going to show outcomes soon. If you have been waiting for things to get motivated, they will start to show action this week.

To start in with the events of the week here goes:

Friday, January 31st brings the Chinese New Year. I usually like this holiday because of the fireworks, bravado, costumes and food. This time of winter we need to have a sense of excitement. I also love the chance to wear red! The Moon is in Sidereal Aquarius bringing a feel of good will to our fellow man. Although there will be a number of people (related to the squares and opposition that will not be in a congenial mood). This could be a day to chose wisely who you associate. Some people can bum you out in a moment and that would just not be a good way to start out this week.

Saturday, February 1st a lot of the challenges will be eased and we will be faced with continued study and consideration of one larger issue.  This one will not be settled easily or quickly, but some clarity can definitely be defined today. Last week had us pulled in all kinds of directions but today will seem simpler. Do take time to consider the love factor in your life and help to keep an open mind to those related events.

Sunday, February 2nd is Ground Hog day.  Other cultures consider this to be a more significant day in the turn of the calendar wheel. This is the agrarian time of seeing the first bit of milk in breeding animals. It is energetically a very good time to tune or charge your own internal forces. Today will bring a better focus on who you want to be and how to make that a reality. I plan on a longer than usual meditation session. The Moon has moved into Sidereal Pisces bringing some deep psychic charges your way.  Be extra wary of dream cycles, too.

Monday, February 3rd the Moon will conjunct with Uranus today. With the added square to Jupiter, expect things to get really weird. And things can go any which way with little or no warning. Overall, most things will be fine giving additional focus to what things are different. Go with the flow today as much as possible. But be ready to potentially take a stand on that long festering challenge that is in your world.

Tuesday, February 4th be ready for some stalemates on key issues. This is short lived so if you are not involved directly in the process, catch up on cleaning your desk or primping your work area. Be aware that the status quo is destabilized today.

Wednesday, February 5th Romance may be in more spotlights than ever. While there are some chances that perfection will be lacking, you can definitely see that there is love in the air. If you have done your responsible amicable break from what does not work, you will be very happy you are open to what is before you. The Moon is in Sidereal Aries right now bringing possible rogue independence to normally very bonded type of personalities.

Thursday, February 6th is a continuation of yesterday’s personal freedom announcement. There is a second T Square just for the day setting up potentially a work to hide my fears behavior. The future is unknown and unstable and that is exactly what is craved at this time. Why is it we tend to want just the opposite of what is available to utilize? Expect some fall out events over the next few days. Now if you have been conscientious  about this event, know that the impact will be a energetic release and clearing of the vessel to be ready for the next new wave of connections. I might note that if you have been single and available for a while, go easy on who you are trying to set up connections with. They may be going though some major emotional extremes until they get settled. Like the adage says, “hold on loosely…”.

Blessings and Peace,

Connie Hansen




This week will be one of following your muse or emotional nature.  The Moon will transit some potent orbs in the wheel,  bringing mostly some epiphanies to those working towards spiritual heights. Each day is going to bring a different issue to the forefront so be ready for a bumpy but worthwhile ride.

The big background challenge is going to be the T Square with what needs to change. No need to think it has to be done all this week, this configuration is for a while. This week is going to focus on what is near and dear to our hearts. Venus is closely aspecting Pluto this week. In saying that, remember that Venus is viewed in a few ways. Not only is this orb considered the quintessential embodiment of love and women, there is a masculine side to it as well, such as the Greek polarity of calculated and amicable battle. Also consider the Vedic version of all the things that make life juicy including money, possessions and heartfelt relationships. All of these aspects can be up for review and adjustment this week. This should not be news as this conjunction has been building with the retrograde movement of Venus. Think back to November 15th, If you can remember this time, you will be revisiting the events of that time and now coming to some internal peace with what transpired. This will be destabilizing for many, but in review, there can be a better understanding of the situation.

Probably not a good week to buy something big unless it is broken. Learning to live with what works is better.  Like some early spring cleaning to get in the right groove in the name of Feng Shui and the coming Chinese new year. Which is January 31st. My tradition is to have the house cleaned, trash out, broken things out and/or replaced and to wear something new. So you have all week to go through your house and garage and make sure things are good to go.

Also in a couple of weeks, Mercury will be going retrograde from February 7th through the 28th. Try to schedule important things to be signed or bought before or after these dates. Mercury Retrogrades can mess up some people, so if you are one of those, settle your affairs early or delay until later. More on that in a couple of weeks.

So for the daily’s

Friday, January 24th I like to consider the geometry that may be in force for any given day and today has a rare Kite formation. These usually result in hard work paying off with results. What this means is a Grand Trine in air and a triad with Venus/Pluto in Sidereal Sagittarius as the apex. In this case it will be cognitive stability and deeper understanding that will set a new paradigm with how we look at what is our plan for the future. Change on this day is well aspected, so don’t delay in doing what you can in whatever challenge comes your way today. This could be huge! The Moon is in Libra today also, bringing balance or legal justice to the outcomes of this day.

Saturday, January 25th the Moon will move into Sidereal Scorpio and conjunct Saturn.  With the excitement of yesterday, today you may wonder if you could have done it better. Self doubt will creep into your intuitive self.  I really see this as logic trying to sway passion into submission.  Don’t play the game of self doubt and know yesterday was what it had to be.  No matter what, yesterday is gone and today is what we make of it. If you can focus on what is best for the future and your personal healing, you will be on the right track.

Sunday, January 26th the waters of your emotions may feel very murky. If you have a friend or confidant that is an earth sign, especially Capricorn, have a talk with them. From the unsettled aspects of your deeper emotional status, you can find a water lily come into bloom. Things that you can think of,  that equate positive actions,  will be a better focus than what is being left behind. Still, today can go either way depending on how your personal chart locks into this mix of energies today. Consider how your actions will serve you before you just do something ill advised. Cause and effect are a good guide right now.

Monday, January 27th not everyone loves Mondays, but this one will be particularly productive. Focus on your work and let your gut tell you how to speak and what things to do that will produce the most. There will still be much in chaos right now, with people who need to change but chose to stay stagnant. Avoid them and work with those who are ready to get the job done.

Tuesday, January 28th for the next couple of weeks we should start to see a result in some far reaching community efforts. This is just the glimmer of what is to come, so stay tuned and active where you can be of service to ideals that serve you and your neighbor. Thoughts will change or become known, as conversations begin in earnest to elevate the status quo to serve more of those who participate in the workings of life. Also the Moon will firmly move into Sidereal Sagittarius and conjunct that Venus/Pluto . If you had been unclear what this was going to be in your life, you should have a good sense of the situation today. With the oppositions and squares on this powerful point of desires, transformation, opportunities and how weird can it get… buckle up, it could be exciting, scary, and vivifying all in one.

Wednesday, January 29th after yesterday, I don’t expect many of you will feel like doing anything. The dye has been cast and now we need those in power to settle out the dust. You regular folks, like me, should just attend to your personal business as our connection with the next step is in limbo right now. A level of trust that if you have been interactive with what had to be done, then the right pieces will fall into place at the right time. I plan on taking a nap today and do a bit of day dreaming.

Thursday, January 30th today is the second new moon in the month. This one is in Capricorn a stable, but sometimes harsh placement. The Moon is also conjuncting the Sun bringing about a profound change that may not be seen. On a personal level, this is an excellent day to do some personal work releasing hard earned lessons and becoming open to the new potential of tomorrow. This winter has been harsh for many people, not only the weather, but the realities. All lessons are there to help us grow, don’t get caught in the trap of ruminating over losses, disharmonies or uneasiness. We need to be clearing the deck for spring and potential. Remember that Mars approaching the North Node or draconian point is well aspected to opening up to new ideals and ideas. Lessons are learned and adjustments are made creating positive change.

Blessings and Peace,

Connie Hansen





This week will greet us with a Grand Square involving some very slow moving orbs.  The most intense part of this “boxing in” will be when our emotional state and opportunities will meet road blocks. The very core of how we think about ourselves in the group could be a pressure point. After this week, this Grand Square tends to break up with just occasional transits recreating the same issues. This could be a pivotal week in the way things are. The shift may not be really noticed.  I suspect that the elements involved in this “elephant in the room” have been well established from the generational  square of Uranus and Pluto. It is a primary component in blockages, conflicts and hissy fits. The good news is, this is on a larger arena and only the after effects will be noticeably perceived by the average soul.

The tactics of more subversive elements will be frustrated thereby creating tantrums because of the inertia.  People are tired of the same rhetoric and sides are changing. Clearly with the Draconian points being well aspected, especially with Chiron the Wounded Healer and Neptune, general sentiment is changing. Expect focal points to change to work with deeper problems rather than the damage control antics of the past.

With the Stellum activated, a good part of the week, will find leaders for the common good in focus and speaking up. And there will be many listening as to how they can make a difference rather than squirrel away more for themselves. The days of the sheep and Shepard are fleeting. The sheep are learning fast as the Shepard is being recognized as a wolf instead. The trick is that action will be slow and deliberate, as should be with big changes.

Friday, January 10th brings an end of the work week in a tangle. The fortunate person will be able to let that go and focus on how to do things to create a more healthful environment in their lives. Different  needs should be fed than have been in the old dynasty. Our hearts will be more focused on love and the things that nurture our souls.  There will be plenty going on in relation to this for those who are open to the possibilities. The moon is in Sidereal Taurus creating some very luscious indulgences for those who wish to imbibe.

Saturday, January 11th brings more focus on what excitement and intrigue we can express. Those with a wealth of experience will find the old fashion “happening” when they join in with those of like minds. There is no way to gauge where that conversation will go, but be sure that pulling some of the idealism of the past into the future will be at work. Even those who  went to the “dark side” will find the de je  vous enlightening.

Sunday, January 12th Most of today will find the Moon in Rohini a Vedic goddess association with abundance.  For those in mid degree Sidereal Taurus and other earth signs will find some manifesting of desires and just plain fun in what they chose to do. There will also be some movement in areas where you heart or desire nature leads you also. So forget about drudgery because you will lose out on the groovy part of this day.

Monday, January 13th the work day begins with a Grand Trine in Air. The Moon will be in Sidereal Gemini creating some alternative solutions for long standing situations. Also an element of communication, which is always healthy, allows brainstorming that can transform what is done. Just be aware that some who just can’t handle things outside their heads and the way things have always been done will cause problems. Politely ask them to open their mind or open the door for them to leave. They are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Tuesday, January 14th this day has a set of trines that open up some important opportunities to be discussed for the future. If you have been waiting for the time to be right to move forward with a concept, this is the day to finalize some concepts and set in motion the intellectual aspect of that concept. Unfortunately today will not be a great day for romance or acquiring things. So don’t worry if someone has not tweeted you in the last hour and focus on living your life in an outward way. You can catch up later with some lively exchanges.

Wednesday, January 15th most of today will be similar to yesterday except a fortunate connection with the Moon and Saturn will pose a sincere grasp of what is solid and sustainable. This is also a full moon and be aware that there is a need to constrain your imagination a bit. The energy is high and mostly unworkable so if you can spend the evening reflecting, grounding and healing, you will be miles ahead of those who just go home and bury their troubles.

Thursday, January 16th brings in the Moon in Sidereal Cancer. With the lunar trine to Uranus, if your computer needs attention, do it today.  Also be on the lookout for synchronistic favors and benefits to flow your way.  Especially for those who have astrological associations with water signs. Most individual charts have something in water and that aspect of yourself or that house in your chart could be positively charged with the unusual happenings of the day. Especially when communications about money are concerned.


Blessings and Peace,

Connie Hansen



Cosmic Waves November 1st-7th


Looking ahead on this week a scenario is going to be very important to follow. That is Jupiter, the giver of gifts and opportunities, will be aspecting a stellum in Sidereal Libra over several weeks. The Stellum will provide a series of connections to actuate what is coming your way especially for those aspects related to air signs (Libra, Gemini and Aquarius).  In everyone’s chart, there are several planets and signs making up the personality. So besides sun signs, you could have another aspect of your life effected this week. One exception to this is fire signs will see some benefit such as Aries and Leo’s. If you are heavily aspected with Sagittarius, you could find things forcing a change in your life. Choose wisely because polarity is misleading.  For others this will be a non event.

This week the stellum will see the Moon cross over it accentuating every planet, star and point in it. This means that some big changes, rewards or culmination of work that is consistent with divine connection.  Remember the dual triads are in action creating “as above, so below” concept in action. This will be the breakthrough to whatever you have been focused on with your efforts, planning, inner workings for the future and stability will meet results this week.  More is to come over the next several weeks as Jupiter will continue to stay in aspect with Saturn. There is plenty of time for you to guide yourself through the maze of opportunities until you have exactly what is meant to be.

Another comment about this Stellum in Libra is that when you have powerful conjunctions there can be a confusion of who is in control. The Sun, Saturn, Mercury and the North Node or Rahu are tightly together. In quick terms, that means that the power of persuasion and personality is trying to work with lessons to learn and foundations. Then thoughts are looking inward and the future is ever pressing on the horizon. The Moon will cross these creating a visceral reaction to what is there. At this time Saturn is the strongest so lessons to be learned, reviewed or finalized will take forefront.

Through this week be aware that there is still trickery afoot with how things are presented. Consider it a veil of illusion over motivations of other’s actions against the common sentiment. There is lots of illumination to see through these power plays. Continue to be critical thinkers in all avenues of your life. Check your facts!

This is not going to be a good week for romance or acquiring things.  That is OK as you will be busy with much more this next week. Do consider your relationships and stay in touch with those which are important.  Do some discovery work… and get to know who you are with or getting to know. If you have a habit of taking relationships for granted, you will be called out on your neglect.

Friday, November 1st the Moon is in Sidereal Virgo today which normally has stabilizing qualities, but today everything will be working against the facts. This is a time to pull from those activated psychic capabilities and navigate. There could well be some weird news that is taken out of context.  Consider the source and wait until tomorrow to sign paper work.

Saturday, November 2nd in contrast to yesterday, your intuition will be right on target, and the synchronicities you waited for to guide you to your next move, will be on target. The Moon has moved to Sidereal Libra and is aspecting the crest of the Stellum. Today the ideas and thoughts of the future will be highlighted.  Most of the information will be from within as to how to handle the news you get. The ball is in your court today.

Sunday, November 3rd you should be seeing how the current events are going to shape up in a stable arrangement. You will also be able to put just the right amount of work or energy into your manifesting desires. Just watch out for the half truths out there. Actually there is little resistance to what you have chosen. The trick will be if you do find resistance, quickly adjust your direction and see how that works out. We are used to forcing our way into fruition, but this is not the way to go today.  If it flows, then go! If it doesn’t, then stop, and redirect.

Monday, November 4th the Moon goes into Sidereal Scorpio and has cleared the Stellum. It is squaring Neptune/Chiron (mass consciousness and healing). What this could mean is some turning point in evolution will take place. A lie will be uncovered. Some illusion will dig deeper into deception. The squaring causes negative consequence unless you are awake and aware of the facts.  Then a possible battle of wills could emerge.  Check your facts before any confrontation. Anyone could have it partially wrong and partially right.

Tuesday, November 5th today will be a continuation of yesterday with the Moon in Sidereal Scorpio in a T-Square configuration with Neptune/Chiron and Mars. Today may be much more open in confrontation than yesterday. The good news is the Stellum and Neptune/Chiron is also well aspected towards positive change and understanding. Keep your center in all discussions. We are all feeling our way through the present maze.

Wednesday, November 6th the Moon goes into Sidereal Sagittarius and conjuncts Venus. Be careful that you don’t give up to soon on a relationship just because territory lines maybe crossed.  There will be a tendency to abandonment, which will only make things worse. The last few days in lunar Scorpio could have people remembering the past and indulging in possessiveness that is premature. If you are afraid of losing someone, hold on lightly and they will come back or be there when an opportunity arises. Remember this could be a burst of dreams fulfilled this week when it comes to the nuts and bolts of life.  They may be on a roll… they will roll back if you don’t strangle the situation.

Thursday, November 7th this is an interesting time in the ancient calendar. This is the time of actual transition from one time of year to the next.  The Sun is at 15* Scorpio in the tropical calculations. The actual Sidereal 15* Scorpio is December 1st.  I mention this in hope you will notice just how the progression of the equinoxes has affected modern astrology. As for the geometry of the day, a quasi star is in formation. Certainly this is a good time for remembering the past, creating closure to deeds done or completed. Then allow new plans and goals to be projected into the future.  Rarely could we handle everything at once that is necessary for a goal. So breaking things down to manageable segments creates opportunity to craft things that truly suit us. In other words, you get a feel for an ideal, then a chance to adjust things that are not fitting. The journey is as important as the destination. Also in harmony with the changes in seasons, this is a time to take on a new study, continue a new aspect of an old study, etc to create more of a knowledge base for spring and initiating your next plan of action.

Blessings and Peace,

Connie R. Hansen




There are some amazing things happening this week depending on your perspective of self interest or relationships to outside your immediate sphere. First of all, I missed a Mercury retrograde that started last week on the 20th. This is where if you are not beleaguered, volunteer to help out those who are… it will be good for business. For those who don’t know what this entails, things that have to do with technology and communication can have some breakdowns. Too bad for the launch of the government site that has had so many glitches.  With Mars and Neptune /Chiron in opposition, I suspect that the problems are not just programmer error,  but some sabotage as well. None the less, frustrating for everyone involved. On October 29th we may hear of some funny business with the programming as there is a lunar highlight of that opposition. Life just keeps getting more and more interesting! On a daily application, do backups and double check reservations, etc. as there can be problems on either side. This Mercury retrograde will continue until November 11th when a “station” or stillness occurs and then things will resume to what they have evolved into.

Another set of double triads are in formation and will be until November 11th.  These give some protective and productive connections for issues related to how things are done, the shape of security and foundation for the future, and a transition that creates a better sense of how we fit with the whole. Maybe to highlight an understanding that the mystics have pronounced for years is that what we do to others is also doing that very thing to ourselves. All this connection between the elemental energies that are affected by our actions and opinions will affect us in some way because the “grid” is affected.  All the more reason to take the lesson of our present aspects of Pluto in Sidereal Sagittarius (in this grouping of triads)  to let go of what is repressive and connect up with what is life affirming.

The elephant in the room right now is the interaction of Neptune/Chiron in Sidereal Aquarius  opposing Mars in Sidereal Leo. This is the energy of trickery, illusion and illness. We are forced into critical thinking.  To think for ourselves without the propaganda and compare what is actually happening around us and what we are expected to believe. There are big agendas out there doing their best to subvert popular opinion. I am reminded of the words of Pope Frances last week that made us think of what our basis of spirituality evokes. Is it dogma and drama or is it love, peace, charity and forgiveness?

*please note the historical impressions of this time of year at the end of the daily posts.

Friday, October 25th I suspect that even with what controversy the week has provided, it will not be on anyone’s mind.  People in general will be thinking of the status of their intimate relationships. (The Moon will be in conjunction with Jupiter in Sidereal Gemini by mid morning  through the early evening.) Pay close attention to big fantasies at lunch time and the early afternoon. Venus in Sidereal Scorpio is in an obsessive connection to the Moon and Jupiter so expect things to get way out of proportion! Also expect the situation to bounce from one polar opposite to another… all in the tradition of the mutable Gemini influence.

Saturday, October 26th I suspect that the general feelings will be hard to focus on what a safe and comfortable home life should be. (Moon in Sidereal Cancer) And expect it to be the subject of a lot of conversations! If not in open conversation, it will be in your own head or heart, definitely a time not to fall into mystery or falsity. Keep honesty as the focused perspective throughout the day… gratitude is huge at this time. That positive perspective is supported by other things going on and please feed that energy.

Sunday, October 27th again the Moon will still be in Sidereal Cancer and unfortunately will be squaring the stellum in Libra. I don’t imagine much harmony happening today, so I want to suggest that if someone in the household is having tantrums, that you excuse yourself from the situation in an acceptable way. What this does is keeps the upset to a minimum, you know, just the person having the problem is left to work out that others don’t want to be around that sort of behavior.  We are social creatures after all and this will get your message across. Sociopaths and psychopaths won’t get it, and those who are operating well, should take notice of who those people are.  Also it will mean you are not dragged into the mire of another’s problem behavior. That means fewer people upset that day.

Monday, October 28th Sunday we saw the start of a breakdown, and today our feelings towards that or the feelings of those effected will be highlighted in the most unusual ways. These are ways that need to change (as a triangle with Pluto in Sidereal Sagittarius, the Moon in Sidereal Leo and Uranus in Sidereal Pisces) because they are making a crisis. Watch out for things that come out of left field or that have nothing to do with the problem. Perhaps it is good at this point to talk about what the “real” issue is, not the superficial one. But only after the difficulty or difficult one has had yesterday to try and work it out themselves.

Tuesday, October 29th. Not that I look for squaring off at problems, but I love to afterwards bask in the ease of situation stabilizing. So I take courage, my wits and face things off with reason, love, compassion and savvy. Today will see the Moon and Mars in Sidereal Leo in opposition to Neptune/Chiron in Sidereal Aquarius. Alchemically this is fire, water and air in a tense opposition. So you have big, aggressive and emotional showdown with a fantasy someone has tried to impress on others and themselves in the name of power. This could still have a strange twist of “shock and awe” flair to the situation. After today, the big indicators will tend to show a lot of what has been happening and the truth will be able to surface. For those in caregiver situations, check in on vulnerable people as depression can also be an indication of these same symptoms.

Wednesday, October 30th after yesterday, this will not be a good day for romance or acquiring things. I suspect yesterday’s fireworks are more in the realm of the microcosm and processing things is totally in order.  Just remember that Mercury is retrograde and protect your intellectual assets. The tension that permeates the air will decrease today if we ritually or spiritually let go of what we cannot change.  This is a good day to be in meditation about the future and who you want to be in that future. Finding your center will be important today.

Thursday, October 31st  all Hallows eve could not come on a better cosmic imprint.  Weirdness is everywhere and will be for a few days. I suspect that it would be good for everyone’s soul to take a walk on the other side of things. Expect weird humor, great costumes and parties to take our minds off the weeks comings and goings. This is a time to reset our minds with some fun! This will be easier with the Moon going into stabilizing Sidereal Virgo.  


Having grown up in a different cultural perspective in the Southwest, New Mexico, I think of this time a bit differently than most of my local friends.  Growing up, I had no fears of strangers. In later life I returned to Northern New Mexico and through historical research for my job I came across many interesting folk stories about this time.  That area was more of the colonial spirit. Stories of La Llorna and witches were fascinating stories that shaped the lives of these people.

In the South, the Dia de los Muertos was a huge value in re connecting with lost loved ones. To this day, I celebrate Dia de los Muertos to honor my loved ones that have passed. On November 1st there is the celebration of the lives of the children that have been lost and November 2nd for the adults that have died. I am sure, depending on how a person lived their life, this late hour of drinking and eating turned into more of a “roast with humor” than some solemn  event.

One interesting story of witches in the Northern part of the state gave a hint as to why they were not necessarily removed from society. The original story was more detailed, but this generally gets the message across as to how old the fascination with the different sides of life. In the end, something is learned, and understanding  and growth occurred.  The witches of this area  did perform healing for many in all manner of ways, such as for illness to talismans for gambling or love potions. Life was rough and tumble in those early times and no one waited to old age to gain what they needed to enjoy now. One story in particular is how an old widow hag had many men come to her home outside of town.  Sometimes there was a stopover for a night’s lodging or food and drink, but mostly it was for gambling.  Now the witch did not gamble herself, she sold food, drink and no questions to those who gathered. There was no real law but she had containment of what happened in her place. This was a far distance from the church in town with was the only form of control in this area.

She was addressed as Tia, auntie, and really had no enemies that would truly confront her. Her aged appearance gave a sense of comfort and knowledge that some fun would occur with wagers of strangers and locals alike. This inn of hospitality was open every day except this time of year.  All outsiders were warned to stay away. Of course, there is always someone who is so curious that they have to find out “why” or if the devil really will show up.

So the story goes, this fellow hung out in the arroyo and found that the old hag took in many outsiders who arrived without carriage or horse. The outside patio was lighted with an eerie glow and inhabited with many dancing celebrants of this “Sabbath”. There was a circle around a seated altar.  Risking exposure, this fellow waited until close to midnight on that full moon night so that the celebrants were intoxicated enough not to notice him.  At the altar and chair was  “Tia” appearing as a beautiful woman directing the festivities. Not daring to remain later than midnight which surely meant the devil would quickly to appear, the voyeur retreated into the bushes, calmed his nerves and fell asleep. The next morning, all the celebrants had left and the old woman was again, an old hag and cleaning up like any gambling night.

So, what does this story tell us about witches of those colonial days? There is a lot to read into this story!

Cosmic Waves Oct 4-10

Cosmic Waves October 4 through October 10th 2013

One of the big things happening this week will the final stages of a Grand Square effecting the Sun, Neptune/Chiron and Pluto. What this means in regular speak is a major conflict that must be dealt with to create a needed transformation. This is an action that will get worse on October 7th before it gets better on October 8th. The powers that be relating to this are an inability to work towards higher goals.  Look out for the 7th if you are able to be an observer as the most dramatic displays will occur with an additional layer of another short lived Grand Square.

The source of the conflict will be a very strongly positive triad that focuses on change for a wider group. This time is like an initiation into maturity. It holds up all through the week and well afterwards. With any luck the positive result will be best for the greatest common good. Emotions will be high all week also because the Moon will transit the major points of both the Triad and the Grand Squares. So buckle in and get ready for the fireworks, as aspects of fire are highly prominent in this standoff.

In the long run, we are best off working in the light focusing on core issues rather than flaming arrows or tangents. If such things are not working, evaluate and get them going again. Avoid the darkness of blame and vengeance. Also voicing your opinions either with your words or sign boards is the greatest power towards light.

Friday, October 4th has the Moon and Sun conjunction in Sidereal Virgo.  This means that a big focus to our present lives will revolve around work and getting work done. Lots of stagnancy can be felt as healing energies are not flowing. Also a hard time for material things and romance as our emotions are deeply flowing in survival and ripping away what is hurtful. Expect this square to Venus and Mars to remain until October 8th.  On a mundane level consider alternative plans to the unexpected. They will be needed for the future. This is also a new Moon in Sidereal Virgo. So let go of things that do not meet the practicality model.

Saturday, October 5th following the natural indicator of the Moon for this time, the Moon will Square off with Jupiter.  Jupiter is in Gemini which could go either way and can easily get stuck in neutral. I expect with the polarity of this conflict we will either hear a lot of banter or absolutely nothing. There could also be a voice from the top that sets a tone for the day. Who you are listening to makes all the difference. This is a time to test your sources for truth versus spin.

Sunday, October 6th the Moon will be well placed in sidereal Libra creating an activation of obsessive communication that should fortunately be civil.  The discussion will be focused on the future and those goals that make us stable. I think the mundane world will see a period of static which should mean we should take the day off to recharge for the next week. Taking a place of gratitude for what you have. Focusing on anything else will only cause confusion and frustration.

Monday, October 7th fortunately the Moon will still be in sidereal Libra most of the day and will cause a flood of positive solutions. This will be amid a double Grand Square effecting just about everything we hold dear including our possessions and relationships. There will be great tendency to break out in major hostilities. If at least some people can hold their center and focus on what is really necessary or security and stability. Don’t believe everything you hear as there are a lot of half truths being spoken. Pay attention and check your facts. Including your own critical thinking… perhaps it is time for that to move into grace.

Tuesday, October 8th will find the Moon flowing into Sidereal Scorpio and aspecting Venus and Uranus. Expect the unexpected, and potentially in good way. The shift must occur or a collapse of what is not good for the time will break. This could be either a broken spirit of the mass consciousness or transformation into a higher ideal achieved. At this point, there is as much difficulty as progress in play. I like to think in the positive realm and will see things changing for the good.

Wednesday, October 9th looks like a re run of yesterday. So give the credit to those who want to work out what needs to be done. Be very wary of the truth being twisted as lately the manipulators have relied on short memories to finagle a new position to avoid dishonor. In other words watch out for lies as everyone is likely to encounter a few of them today.

Thursday, October 10th don’t look for any luck today as it will be tied up with conflicts. Instead look to a true leader to guide things into focus and get things on a workable level. This leadership will guide this cosmically ordered adjustment into focus and on track. (Triad with the Saturn, Pluto and Neptune/Chiron). Here again, it will be hard work and leadership that will steady things again.

October Horoscope 2013

Planetary Weather report for October 2013

by Lynn the Astrologer

October is a great time to consider the relationships in your life. Fall is in the air, people are emerging from their air conditioned cocoons, and visiting Peace of Mind on Cherry Street. The Sun is in the zodiac sign of Libra, a sign we associate with sociability, harmony and relationships. It’s also a great time to get a relationship astrology reading at Peace of Mind. Relationship astrology can be as simple as your sun sign or extremely complex. Here are some of the ways I can approach your relationship questions with Vedic astrology:

-Are our Sun signs compatible? I can tell you. But it also helps to know your Moon signs and rising signs, which have to be calculated.

-Unrequited love: sometimes all you need is a yes or know answer. Does this person have even the remotest interest in me? A horoscope cast for the moment (horary) often gives amazingly useful answers.

-Potential of a relationship: two people are starting to get involved but haven’t committed. Are we compatible? What are the pluses and minuses of how our personalities interact? This kind of consultation can be simple or complex. I look at romantic chemistry, practical matters and communications. In Vedic astrology one always pays a great deal of attention to the Moon in both charts because emotions and subconscious motives often make or break a relationship.

-Lack of success in finding or keeping a partner: while I love seeing well-matched couples, let’s face it, people come to me more when there is a problem. I look at the birth chart for personality strengths and difficulties. I also pay a lot of attention to what the stars are doing in your chart right now: is this a temporary issue or a long-term state of affairs? What can I do to increase the odds of attracting an appropriate partner? Vedic astrology has an ancient tradition of planetary remedies which can be helpful.

-The big event: In India, astrologers have helped plan weddings for thousands of years. No wedding is ever perfect, but selecting an auspicious time can improve the odds of decent weather, satisfied guests and a happy start to married life.

ASTROLOGY CLASS STARTING:  Learn about Vedic or Indian style astrology on alternate Wednesdays beginning Oct 9 at 7:00 pm at Peace of Mind. Four sessions will cover the planets, zodiac signs, chart houses and the Moon. Dates are Oct 9, 23, 30, and Nov 12. Cost $10, plus a book costing about $12. Inquire in the bookstore.

I will be away on the first weekend of October, but otherwise I will be at the bookstore every Saturday and other days by appointment.