Chiron in Pisces

“We have this way of talking, and we have another.
Apart from what we wish and what we fear may happen,
We are alive with other life, as clear stones
Take form in the mountain. “Rumi
We are living in transformative times –  with the Pluto/Uranus contact coming around again as it did in the Sixties. In many areas of life we see a push for a new evolutionary direction which faces significant backlash. Mistrust of the government, banking industries, religious institutions and large institutions in general is on the rise. Politics is fragmented.
Something new is trying to be born.
Times like these can stir up fear and as Robert Sardello wrote in his book, Freeing the Soul rology forecastfrom Fear, “fear causes fragmentation.”
Chiron the asteroid of the Wounded Healer is in Pisces now indicating a time when the healing of fragmentation can come through being in touch with the underlying interconnectedness of all things.
“Whispers and small laughter between leaves and hurrying
Under sleep where all the waters meet.” TS Eliot
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Lunar Eclipse Thursday

Our beliefs can have a lot of power to shape how we experience existence.” Genevieve Hathaway
The first of three eclipses in the next month is Thursday April 25 at 5 degrees of Scorpio. The Scorpio/Taurus axis represents what we value in our lives and what we need to let go of in order to have it. It is a good time to release or reframe longstanding emotional burdens we carry – particularly those that we do not customarily consider. This eclipse period presents the opportunity of rapid personal evolution. Keep the focus on what you are creating.

Amelia Shea has advised clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043,, or Her readings start at $30.
All times mentioned are EDT.
Genevieve Hathaway writes for Planet Waves.

Full Moon in Cancer

“Last night as I lay sleeping,
I dreamt -marvellous error!-
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from all my old failures.” Antonio Machado

The Moon waxes full Friday December 28 at 7 degrees of Cancer. It is a good time to review commitments (of all kinds) in order to move in a direction of increased personal authenticity. It also bodes well under this influence to rewrite or reinterpret the story of your life from a more empowered perspective. It is as if we are at an important crossroad where the past must be left behind in order to perceive the clear horizons ahead.

New Moon in Sag

“Whose worldviews shape our own values and belief systems? Whose history and judgements do we live by? These are critical questions thinking people must ask themselves again and again as they move through life.”*

Today is the powerful New Moon at 21 degrees of Sagittarius – the sign which governs philosophy. We stand on the threshold of a new age and much has been revealed about the insufficient underpinnings of the traditional worldviews of our time. The New Moon in Sag today is squaring the asteroid of justice and advocacy indicating a good time to question and upgrade – if necessary – our hopes and visions for the future in a more holistic, authentic direction.

“Never, ever, for the sake of peace and quiet deny your own experience.” Dag Hammerskjold

All times mentioned are EDT

*Deborah Green-Scott

Mercury opposes Sedna

In Inuit mythology Sedna as young women was thrown overboard into the sea by her father as punishment for something she had done- no one could remember what. Her body became nourishment for the creatures of the sea and years later when fishing boats returned to shore with great bounty, the Intuits believed it was due to the blessings of the sea goddess Sedna.

Sedna, the asteroid in Astrology, is a bit like Pluto – governing profound transformation. This week as Mercury opposes Sedna is a good time to reclaim courage which was lost through the influence or disapproval of others – be they familial, political, religious or cultural. The lost power may also be of an ancestral or karmic nature – issues inherited through the bloodlines or issues that have been worked on through different lifetimes.

This reclamation process can help us to live more authentic, empowered lives. It can also create new ideas and thus lead to increased opportunity, growth and expansion.

The Sun Enters Sagittarius

“Once the game is over the king and the pawn go back into the same box.” Italian proverb

The Sun recently entered Sagittarius and one of the Sabian symbols for this placement is, “Two men playing chess.” This symbol conjures up images of a specific use of the conscious mind involving the implementation of mental strategies for individual gain and individual victory. Some astrologers believe that the upcoming Winter Solstice holds great significance because it calls the end to an old age – the Age of Pisces – and signals the birth of a new one – the Age of Aquarius.The Age of Aquarius represents an important step in the evolution of humanity by encouraging us to unlock and use the vast powers of the mind in a more evolved way to create a holistic, cooperative, harmonious planet. There are no guarantees, of course that the evolution will happen automatically but indications are that our individual thoughts, hopes and visions for the future of humanity and the future of the world do play an important part.The Pluto/Uranus conjunction encourages us to challenge assumptions. Cooperation rather than competition is the Aquarian way.

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Quotes from 360 Degrees of Wisdom by Lynda Hill

Amelia Shea has seen clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043, or or . Her readings start at $30.

Mars, Pluto and Uranus

“When you see yourself on a vicious cycle for goodness sakes stop peddling!” Swami Beyondananda*

The current Mars Pluto conjunction (in influence through Dec 8) has a compulsive side to it and is associated with the overuse of force. Many well known athletes have this influence in their charts and the involvement in competitive sports is an appropriate way to channel the energy. This time frame bodes very well for taking up delayed or postponed tasks that require physical strength and energy. It is also a good time to rethink the appropriate use of power.

Avoid rushing. Leave extra time when preparing to go out. Take extra care with driving as Uranian energy is key player as well – ramping up the tendency to impulsive, erratic and thus accident prone behavior.

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*Quote from Spontaneous Evolution by Lipton and Bhaerman

Scorpio and Empwerment

“Power consists to a large extent in deciding what stories will be told.” Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Mercury is retrograde now in Scorpio joining the Sun, Saturn and the North Node. This notable configuration in the sign of Scorpio – with its laser like ability to penetrate and expose dark places and its legendary transformative powers – makes it a good time to revisit the roots of lost power .It bodes well to look at the stories we tell ourselves about our personal power and its lack in order to reconfigure a more authentic and empowered version.

Mars enters Capricorn

“In a shrinking world that can use a good shrink we don’t need another theory of evolution. What we need is the practice of evolution. ”*

Mars is in Capricorn now and entering the Pluto/Uranus square – the evolutionary sign of our times. Mars is known as the god of war and in our more enlightened times is sometimes referred to as a spiritual warrior – i.e. a person who uses his/her power and energy in the pursuit of a just, enlightened and nonviolent resolution to conflict. Tensions are likely to heat up now through early December. It’s is best to guard against impulsive actions yourself and on the part of others- especially when traveling. Avoid rushing. Use the abundant energy to work on overcoming obstacles, get plenty of exercise and look for sudden and unexpected breakthroughs.

from Spontaneous Evolution by Lipton and Bhareman

On Chiron, Neptune and Thanksgiving

Developing more awareness and compassion for the adversities of others and working to alleviate it in some small part as individuals is indicated by the spiritually orientated conjunction of Chiron and Neptune in influence now. Synchronicity can play a strong hand in events.

I have a friend who is from a large farm family and one of their traditions is that shortly before Thanksgiving they all attend a bingo fundraising event that benefits local families in need.

This year the family winnings included nine turkeys and four hams which they decided to donate to the Food Pantry. It was an odd hour (there was no room to store the turkeys and hams in anyone’s freezer after the event) and they were hoping someone would be at the food pantry when they arrived. They knocked and knocked and finally a tired, worried looking woman came to the door. She was quite surprised – caught off guard -when they told her about the nature of their visit and the contents in the back of their truck.

She said, “I was just about to leave to go to the supermarkets to beg for Thanksgiving turkeys for our families. We are nine turkeys short. We had a few families that wanted hams but I was just about to call and tell them they would have to have turkeys instead.”

After relaying the story to me my friend said, “I don’t really care that much about celebrating Thanksgiving but I am glad when I can do something productive.”