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Solar Eclipse in Cancer June 21, 2020: Feelings on the Boil

Solar Eclipse in Cancer

NEW Beginning, NEW Feelings, NEW INTERACTIONS BEGIN on June 21 WITH THE STUNNING New Moon / Solar Eclipse in Cancer

ECLIPSE

How coincidental that many are referring to the current social circumstances as the ‘new normal’. The ‘new normal’ and this solar eclipse coincide. Many people are so frustrated with feelings now reaching boiling point. How we feel and interact with each other is certainly changing now. With Mars and Neptune involved it’s not necessarily for the better.

If you’re looking at these transits purely from the material perspective you’ll miss the deeper point and lesson of the eclipse. What this solar eclipse is telling you is that the way you express your feelings sets the trend for how you will be treated. Karma is a critical aspect of any eclipse as the eclipses always take place on the karmic/nodal axis.

Whenever an eclipse takes place awareness and a new level of perception are needed. Cultivating a harmonious state of understanding in your discussions, activities and relationships spiritualizes those things. Once this happens there’s no concern whether your views or someone else’s are the same or different.

Respect becomes the communication bridge.

This eclipse points to it being one of insightful perception. Cancer being a water sign is extremely intuitive. It’s also a sign of nurturing and transforming yourself. This is primarily done through caring for others. It has to do with new ways of expressing your love and of relating better to others through that love. Remember, love is a verb! The solar eclipse in Cancer signals a new me and a new you!

READ MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGING ASPECTS OF MARS & NEPTUNE

There are challenging aspects of Mars and Neptune during this eclipse. The changes we wish to make in ourselves shouldn’t be foisted on others. There’s an aggressive component to the Mars energy. Feelings boil over. The fact that Mars has recently passed over Neptune shows its impotence. Neptune is dreamy, otherworldly whereas Mars is an action planet, impulsive. It wants things, and it wants them now!

 

Given the Mars-Neptune connection, perhaps the more appropriate word should be ‘collision’. A challenging aspect from these two planets to eclipses is never desirable. It represents an intensification of ideals versus ideals. It shows the division between blue and red, left and right, black and white and so on. You might call this a ‘binary eclipse’.

 

This also describes the social unrest we’ve seen in the United States and other Western countries recently. In the political or mundane/social and cultural world, Mars and Moon’s contact relate to the anger of the masses. The feeling planet being aggravated by Mars shows that reason may be conspicuously absent.

 

Cancer is a movable sign. The solar eclipse here offers a way out by inviting you to embrace the notion of stabilising emotions rather than expressing them irrationally. Greater tolerance and understanding of others irrespective of their colour or creed underpins the energy. It demands a change of outlook. There’s no necessity to accept or reject any person. Use what life is throwing at you intuitively as a stepping stone to the higher gateways of inner development, peace and unity.

 

Maintaining presence of mind develops deeper insight into the fluctuating karmic patterns of life.

 

It endows you with the ability to stabilize your awareness in the midst of changing life conditions, even catastrophic ones such as we’ve been experiencing.

Astrologer’s Overview

Some fascinating facts about the June 21, 2020 Solar Eclipse

June 21 2020 Solar Eclipse

This solar eclipse takes place in a Cardinal sign and therefore all the Cardinal signs will feel its impact very strongly. The Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. As Jupiter and Pluto are also currently retrograde in the movable sign of Capricorn immense energies are building to a crescendo. Mercury, Venus and Saturn also are dancing to the retrograde tune.

The hard aspect of Mars to this eclipse can be explosive. It’s during this cycle that self-containment and presence of mind are absolutely necessary.

Taking full control of yourself helps avert disputes and breakups which will be caused by impulsive words, choices and behaviour. The same applies to politicians. They must also exercise greater control during and after the eclipse.

What happens for the rest of 2020 and beyond, rests upon many astrological factors. This eclipse and where it stands in your horoscope can be very revealing for the current and general trends of the year. If it affects your rising or Sun sign you’ll feel the effects upon your physical self, your appearance and ways in which you can become more popular. For the Cardinal signs mentioned above, this will be the case. If it occurs in the seventh house it relates to business partnerships, marital status and changes in your most significant relationships and so on and so forth.

Did you know?

Solar eclipses are seen to have an impact, particularly on the head of state of those countries, the governments, ministers; also top personalities and celebrities. The influence of an eclipse may not be felt immediately, however, if a solar eclipse, the ramifications can last for as many years as is equivalent to the hours of the duration of the eclipse.

The actual effect of the eclipse is best studied from subsequent lunations and transits of the faster moving inner planets to sensitive points. These are determined through the horoscope drawn for the precise time of the eclipse.

Early founding astrologers made the following observations in terms of when those events can be expected:

  • Eclipses falling near the eastern horizon manifest within 4 months
  • Eclipses falling at the Midheaven or apex of the horoscope ie directly above the locality should give their affects between six and eight months after the eclipse and
  • If the eclipse happens to fall near the western horizon the effects will not be felt until from anywhere between 8 to 12 months after the eclipse.
  • This eclipse falls on the date of the solar ingress into Cancer. The ingress is of the four cardinal sign transits which represent the seasons of the year.
  • The eclipse falls very near the polestar which is around 28° of Gemini. The Chinese considered this specific Star to be ‘the great honourable Lord of the heavens ‘. It’s fascinating that just as the Chinese nation is making its move to dominate the world, this important eclipse should be taking place. The star is said to give spiritual powers to the bearer who will be highly respected.

It’s not an easy thing to determine the eclipse effects because for too long astrologers have generalised that an eclipse is a foreboding omen without taking into consideration the aspects, fixed stars and other celestial factors that modulate the energies and frequencies of an eclipse.

More research is necessary to study the very influences of the eclipses but one thing is for certain-historically at least it seems that these solar eclipses do tend to have an impact not only on the general public but on individuals as well.

Remedial Hints for the Solar Eclipse in Cancer for the 12 Zodiac Signs

Did you know that there are remedial measures in astrology and that they can be used to neutralize the influence of negative planetary forces on you? This isn’t for everyone but for those of you interested enough to learn these mysteries handed down to me by my mentors – let me introduce you to some Tantric hints.

ancient tradition of understanding how to work in harmony with the forces of nature and destiny. Turn this phase of stagnation or “bad luck” into good fortune. The eclipse is a perfect time to channel lucky energies to improve your life.

Observe regular fasting on the day of your choice. Depending on which day you choose, the planet ruling that day will be brought under your submission.

  • SUNDAY is ruled by the Sun  ☀ and helps remove disease, improve health and vitality and gives long life.
  • MONDAY is ruled by the Moon 🌙 and fasting on this day will bring your emotions and domestic situations under control.
  • TUESDAY is ruled by Mars ♂ and gives you strength, courage and the ability to win over adversaries.
  • WEDNESDAY is ruled by Mercury ☿ and is an excellent day to improve your intellect, study habits and strengthen your nervous system.
  • THURSDAY is ruled by Jupiter ♃ with fasting on this day uplifting your spiritual vision, giving you deeper insight into yourself. It is generally a luck amplifier.
  • FRIDAY is ruled by Venus ♀ and bringing this planet under control through fasting promises happiness and satisfaction in love and social activities.
  • SATURDAY is ruled by Saturn ♄ and fasting on this day enhances your professional opportunities and skills.

This exercise is one of the keys to turning your luck around, especially around eclipse time.

How this eclipse will affect you and the world?

This solar eclipse will affect your Zodiac star sign in a unique way. This eclipse takes place and is visible across the Asian region. The penumbral shadow gives you a preview of which countries are likely to start feeling the impact of an eclipse. Even now we see the tension is mounting on the India-China border. The eclipse will cut across the Asian region and what impact this area over the coming months and years. Here are some of the other countries that may be affected –

  • The Republic of China chart Pluto is at 27° Gemini 45 minutes. The North node will make a conjunction to this point shortly translating the light of the eclipse to it.
  • North Korea’s -Uranus
  • India independence chart-Mars
  • Midheaven of Kuwait
  • Ascendant of Nigeria
  • Mali Republic-Mars
  • United States chart-Venus
  • The penumbral shadow falls smack bang on Taipei

June 21 2020 Solar Eclipse Map

Mars and Neptune are in close square to this solar eclipse on June 21.

It’s going to bring feelings to the boil, individually and societally.

Now, check this out: The eclipse takes place in the upper part of the Republic of China Chart near the fixed star, The Pole Star. The Chinese had high regard for this star as “the great honourable Lord of the Heavens”.

This eclipse is also an unusual one and is referred to as a Ring of Fire Eclipse. This means that the Moon is at its apogee and a ring will appear around the Sun at the peak of the eclipse. That ring of fire also hints at the militant quality of the eclipse coupled with Mars, the planet of war.

It gives pursuit of aims, and with positive planets, discreetly so. This eclipse, however, casts a shadow of doubt on their integrity. That doubt is already in full swing. Is it a coincidence that China and North Korea, are both in battle mode on the Indian and South Korean borders respectively?

  • Is it a coincidence the eclipse shadow will cut right across Asia, visible in India, China, parts of Africa and Korea ( as well as Australia )?
  • Is it a coincidence the eclipse takes place in the zone of leadership in the China Republic declaration chart?

These sorts of eclipses herald the death or overthrow of leaders in the nations affected by the eclipse, especially if the penumbral shadow is visible in that country, which it will be.

The Sun is the King, so to speak. As such, this eclipse is ominous. Could there be an overthrow of incumbent power or reclamation of the Taipei leadership? Could there possibly be war as Mars as involved? 

On a personal note, this eclipse will affect all of us in different ways. Depending on your Zodiac star sign, the eclipse will take place in one or other of the houses of the Zodiac. There are 12 houses or sectors which make up to 360° circle of the Zodiac.

Take this opportunity to meditate and contemplate under the eclipse. The ancient astrologers believe that the power radiating from an eclipse accelerates your spiritual evolution if you tune with it.

In a nutshell, here are the spheres of life in which this Solar Eclipse all will impact each of the star signs. Further down take a look at the more detailed reading for how this eclipse will radically transform your life!

SNAPSHOT: 12 Zodiac Horoscope Forecast under the Solar Eclipse

ARIES
Making changes at home are ideal now and this solar eclipse gives you the opportunity and support of family members who also want to help you improve your shared living space.

TAURUS 
Exploring new means of communication, marketing and branding will help put you back on the map. If you’ve been out of circulation it’s time to re-emerge from your cocoon and spread your wings.

geminiGEMINI
You have some brilliant insights into increasing cash flow, earning a better hourly rate and doing work that fits your creative urge. Job interviews swing your way.

CANCER 
You impress others now with a resolution to improve your presentation, self-esteem and persuasive skills. Others take notice of you under this solar eclipse so meetings and negotiations are positive.

LEO
You are reassessing your recent past and can see exactly how your decisions are impacting your current and future circumstances. Big changes are afoot and you are confident about the coming months.

VIRGO
A greater push to create a new circle of friends and worthwhile connections see you making efforts socially. New friends will be supportive as they will be on your wavelength.

LIBRA
The solar eclipse influences your work and brings with it fresh new opportunities. You’re able to use your influence to make changes in your professional environment.

SCORPIO
New forms of learning intrigue you and this could involve a whole new level of understanding. Travelling is also on the cards and will bring you in touch with new cultures and interesting people.

SAGITTARIUS 
Banking, finance and how you share your money with others will be a focus under this new Moon. Setting up a new bank account and investment portfolio is worthwhile.

CAPRICORN
Relationships and more importantly, intimate ones, will be subject to a whole new makeover. You are committed to improving your love life and feel much better emotionally.

AQUARIUS 
Current work conditions give you a new lease of life in terms of creative input. You have more of a say in your role. Connecting with co-workers who have a similar goal enhances career.

PISCES 
Exploring romance, creativity and love life are the hallmarks of this solar eclipse for you. You are attractive to the opposite sex and want to make the most of any existing relationships you have.

DETAILED SOLAR ECLIPSE READING

More detailed reading for each of the 12-star signs and how the total solar eclipse in Cancer will affect you?

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ARIES

How will this eclipse affect you?

Your family affairs will be under the spotlight as this total solar eclipse radically alters everything in this Department of your life. This should be a transformative cycle as Mars also joins the eclipse and pushes you into balancing the needs of your relatives with your own personal wants and desires.

Educational pursuits will also come under closer scrutiny and if you’ve been studying something recently you may decide that this is not exactly for you. You want to resonate with what you are doing now and peace of mind will take on greater importance. You realize that life is so short and that there’s no use beating around the bush.

Some Rams have been stuck in a rut and want to do something meaningful in your life. This is an opportunity to seek out study courses or degrees which are going to help you earn more cash but to make you feel as if you now have some purposeful meaning in what you do.

The North node may also cast a shadow on some of your personal belongings such as house, car and other valuable items. You could be reevaluating what things really are of value in your life now.

TAURUS

How will this eclipse affect you?

How you communicate with people is vitally important in determining the success of your future and as this total solar eclipse takes place in your sphere of communications you’ll find your interest in this area keenly growing. You will start to connect the dots and understand how speech and language have an incredible influence on others.

You’ll want to study patterns of language, neurolinguistics, and the psychology of how you can better get on with others. Part of this investigation will trigger your interest in travel and if you’ve been leading a sedentary life for some time that’s all about to change.

Travel is not only physical but mental and in your case, you will find a common meeting point where the two converge. Getting out and about, meeting new people and particularly those who are of like mind and can exchange ideas will be spotlighted in the coming year or so. With Jupiter’s transit also expanding your intellectual horizons this is going to be extraordinarily powerful period and one in which you will learn many new lessons in life that you can apply practically.

Your relationship with siblings (if you have any) will also come to the fore and previous problems must now be addressed or it could be another 18 to 20 years before those issues are resolved.

GEMINI

How will this eclipse affect you?

Sometimes success is unconsciously feared so whatever has been holding you back from attaining your financial goals can be worked through over the next few months and beyond. Karmic forces will be unleashed during this solar eclipse. It brings your attention to issues of money, value and expanding those opportunities for you to do better and the live the lifestyle you’ve dreamed of.

Now is the time to take hold of those dreams. Bring them down to practical reality and go for what it is that you want irrespective of what others think or feel. In other words, this is a time of courage. You’ve been slowly been building up these resources to make the necessary changes.

Family matters may be under a cloud for the time being as you work through what you need give those in your close-knit circle the sort of life they want. But fear may surround you as well and your courage is what’s going to carry you through. If you look back 18 to 20 years ago you will find similar circumstances and planetary influences were affecting you and in fact, this period now will be one in which you can resolve some of those previous karmic obstacles.

As this cycle progresses you will find yourself earning more money and this is because of your changing thought patterns. As long as you bring your focused will to bear on these desires you’ll be successful.

CANCER

How will this eclipse affect you?

You want to stand out during and following this current important total solar eclipse which takes place in your Sun sign. This pattern of behaviour and your personality type is now changing. This, of course, requires adaptation by you and those you live and work with. Initially, you’ll test the water to see whether, for example a new hairstyle, garments or even your words have greater value. How will people react? Well, Cancer, you’ll never really know unless you try. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

This is most definitely a period of experimentation with your relationships (Uranus trines the eclipse) and more importantly how you view yourself. It is self-image that matters the most and how we project that onto the world. This is what happens when the eclipse and the karmic forces of nature bear upon your Sun sign.

Over the next few months, the North node will continue to transit your Sun sign of Gemini ( the preceding sign to yours ). This  results in many radical changes in your life and relationships as a result of carefully analysing your past actions will.

You will be keenly interested in stepping outside the norm of your relationships as well. Your tastes in terms of people will be shifting and you may even surprise yourself with your choice of partners and friends during this upcoming period.

LEO

How will this eclipse affect you?

Those things in life we fear are the things we must deal with and eradicate. Under this total solar eclipse, you’ll have to address some of those fears and incidences or circumstances that have weighed heavily upon you throughout your past life. Going back into history is sometimes painful and as the karmic forces of nature impact upon your 12th house of hidden secrets, spirituality and self-analysis, you’ll gradually work through this creating the momentum you need to have a life which is burden free.

Guilt and shame are two of the worst emotions we can feel and if you’ve been weighed down by these feelings over the years you’ll finally have a breakthrough. With the eclipse transiting this essential part of your horoscope you will be able to expand your insight and take to meditation and yoga and other self-analytical practices which will bring you to a point in your life where finally peace and satisfaction prevail. But you need to make the effort and put aside the time, and more importantly cast off your judgement and prejudice.

If you’ve had preconceived ideas about all this new age airy-fairy stuff you need to suspend your suspicion and see what happens if you do look deeply into yourself with a view to becoming a more integrated person. This seems to be the focal point of the next year or so. Charity and working with those less privileged may be keys to unraveling some of these inner mysteries.

VIRGO

How will this eclipse affect you?

Many of you born under the sign of Virgo will be experiencing a significant shift relating to friendships over the next few months and all due to this very powerful solar eclipse taking place in your 11th house of friendships and social activities. New acquaintances emerge in a whole new circle of influence can be expected.

You have to re-evaluate what defines a friendship and some of you will have found your long-held friendships dissolving before your very eyes. In some cases, you may not even have any idea why this is happening but you’re questioning the motives of anyone and everyone now, including your family.

This sounds like a period of mistrust, fear and dissatisfaction but believe me you can only clear the decks of useless individuals in your life by dealing with these issues fairly and squarely. You mustn’t allow others to take advantage of you and you will certainly be seen to be a little harder, more ruthless in your dealings with others generally, but this is going to spare you considerable suffering in the future.

Part of this process relates to your understanding that self-esteem and self-worth are determined by the type of people you allow into your life. You are making a statement now and will not accept anything less than what you believe you deserve. This is going to shake up your life somewhat and it could even shock those who are closest to you especially when they come under your scrutiny and they don’t live up to the new standards that you are setting for yourself.

With Mars also influencing the eclipse and being in your relationships zone this area of your life will be challenged. You’ll learn lots of economising with your feelings and words. This is a period where you’ll be more reactive and impulsive.

LIBRA

How will this eclipse affect you?

You have an extraordinary spiritual and material shift about to culminate with your relationship planet Mars influencing this important total solar eclipse. The eclipse takes place in your career sector, the most powerful 10th house of your horoscope. How you deal with these energies is up to you but with a little planning and diligent, hard work you’ll achieve something extraordinary over the coming months.

These karmic forces indicate that you’ve already worked consistently hard for some years now and have been waiting patiently for the results. Not that it’s the results you are focused on, but good work, expertise and a refining of your skills which will slowly result in a better reputation with additional income.

This 10th house of your horoscope has to do with the development of your ego. The Moon, the ruler of this house is an integral part of the eclipse. It indicates the importance of this event on your professional activities. New beginnings are seen resulting from a solar eclipse as this celestial event only takes place during the new Moon. It also refers to the development of your character. Having the influence of the shadowy karmic forces on you at this time shows you’ll become more serious about what you want in life.

Your enquiring nature is at the heart of your personality. Some idea may have to be mothballed for a while as you become more attentive to practical and material necessities. If brings your concentration to bear upon what has to be done. You’ll come out the other end with a completely new and improved lifestyle and persona.

SCORPIO

How will this eclipse affect you?

This solar eclipse takes place in the Sun sign of Cancer in your ninth house with Mars squaring it. This challenges your beliefs. It brings with it the promise of your past karma with effort. The actions of your past will now meet the promise of your present and future life. Those fruits, depending on those actions, whether good or bad, will be reaped by you now.

You will take an interest in expanding your mind, taking on new forms of education and learning and this doesn’t necessarily mean a university or college degrees but a keen interest in topics which you feel a resonance with. So take this as a period of great learning and expansion.

Foreign affairs, travel and perhaps even moving offshore may be of importance to you at this time. This could be because of your desire to expand so much that you feel a little stifled by the same old environment and cultural interests you’ve had over the years. This may also have to do with Saturn which has been transiting your zone of self-fulfilment and personal happiness.

You are working at overcoming self-limitations. This eclipse is going to help lessen the resistance you’ve been feeling in your life. It’s only through rising above the concept of self-limitation that an expansion of self takes place. You’re passionate about this spiritual adventure and will do so with a sense of discovery and self-improvement.

SAGITTARIUS

How will this eclipse affect you?

A huge transformation is about to take place under this total solar eclipse which occurs in your eighth house of rebirth. With Jupiter also transiting your finance sector for the next few months this is going to be an extremely important period of development. Depending on how you handle the elimination of those things that are unnecessary in your life, your financial growth will more or less be accelerated.

This is also a period where you must learn to let go of those habits which are holding you back. Part of this transformative process is to release those habits. With most habits being ingrained, letting go of habit associations will be a big challenge for you. For example, if you’re having a difficult time, reaching for a cigarette or a drink may become a natural reaction and association. By cultivating a keener awareness of those behaviours you’ll break the back of them. You will move through lifeless burdened by these hindrances.

Sexuality is also under the influence of this sector. This powerful Cancer eclipse will bring with its acceleration and amplification of your sexual desires. If this has been a sore point for you, dealing with matters of intimacy it will almost certainly be high on your agenda.

The problem you may have is that you’ll be obstructed by some other person. This is the second half of this equation you must solve. They may not be ready for change, transformation and the necessary process of elimination that goes with growth. You are. This means you may be both out of step with each other. That requires a lot more emotional hard work on yours and their part.

CAPRICORN

How will this eclipse affect you?

Relationships are going to be of prime importance and the institution of marriage itself will come under the spotlight for those of you born under the sign of the goat. The karmic forces released under this total solar eclipse will force you to re-evaluate your view of this institution and whether or not it suits you-married or not. Those of you currently in relationships will be thinking about alternatives.

You’re trying to get your marriage or your long-term commitments more in line with who you are and what you want in life. For many years you’ve been adapting yourself to the accepted idea of ‘marriage and commitment’ which has been culturally foisted upon you. It’s a period of independent thought. You finally break free of your past and those pre-conditioned mental habits that have been superimposed on you by others.

With Uranus, transiting the fifth house as well, you have excellent opportunities for lifting the quality of your work in these coming months. Approaching work relationships with the spirit of free thought, enquiry and creativity will help solidify those relationships. This ensures your future will be built on a better foundation of collaboration. What you and your associates desire is being determined by this eclipse. Work on more innovative attitudes, that aren’t constrained by your past habits.

As the eclipse takes place in your seventh house it’s all about negotiation and dealing with what others also want. The coming months will almost certainly be a period of adaptation. With the correct perspective, expect a greater luck in your relationships. This comes by accepting that change is inevitable.

AQUARIUS

How will this eclipse affect you?

This eclipse will impact your working life and the way you manage your day-to-day activities. This is going to be particularly notable in terms of how you and your co-workers agree. Your desire will be to collaborate more easily with a view to increasing profits and further professional opportunities.

Health matters which have been swept under the rug will no longer be able to be ignored and so this is a wake-up call that you need to pay more attention to those things that are impacting you adversely and also can help you turn the corner in terms of your well-being.

You’ll be looking at changing your philosophy of work and although others may look down upon you for this you know in your heart of hearts that it’s time for a big change. Those who have been taking advantage of you will sense the change and may not like what they see because there’s nothing in it for them any longer.

Changes will also be noticed in your domestic environment. Family members have had some measure of emotional control over your feelings lessen their grip now. It’s time to celebrate by making those changes in your life. You know are going to create a difference.

PISCES

How will this eclipse affect you?

This total solar eclipse will radically shift your awareness and how you think. It gives you a greater understanding of your love life and how to best communicate with your romantic partners. It focuses you on exactly what it is you want to make you happy.

You may have been stuck in a cycle where you’re the one doing all the giving with the other person expecting you to dance to their tune. This is going to stop shortly. You’ll feel empowered by your own self-determination. You’ll be laying down new rules of engagement and those who aren’t prepared to get with the program better get moving pretty quickly. Where is

If you’ve been a little apprehensive about taking risks in life now you’ll be thinking differently. You won’t want to miss vital opportunities that require you to dig deeper for that ‘gambling’ instinct. Something big may pay off. This may be related to love or it may affect you financially. You want some assurance that you can improve your finances. But gambling is never an assurance so tread carefully.

Children also take on greater importance in your life whether yours or not. If you don’t have kids, some of you at childbearing age will now be considering having them. You’ll also be looking at the ramifications on your lifestyle if you choose this path.

For others who are currently parents, there may be some challenges now as you try to reconnect or deal with issues that have been long-standing. In any case, you can cement your relationship and come out the other end with a better understanding of both ways.

About the Author: Dadhichi Toth

Dadhichi Toth- Astrologer

Dadhichi is the founder and principal astrologer at astrology.com.au.

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Symbols and Celebrations of Motherhood

Symbols & Celebrations of Motherhood

That time of year has come when we celebrate motherhood, honouring the role mothers play in our lives and in the human story, and the qualities associated with motherhood. It’s a time to celebrate the feminine principle and recognize the unique biological role of the mother and how this connects with our cultural conception of femininity. The mother plays a unique physiological role in nurturing a child during pregnancy, and this nurturing role and uniquely close bond naturally tends to play out beyond the birth of the child and through their infancy. The bond between a mother and child is the stuff of legends.

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Mother’s Day Special HERE

While the modern Mother’s Day holiday can be traced back to anti-war activists in the late 19th century USA, motherhood and its associated qualities have been celebrated across cultures throughout recorded history. This year, Americans are estimated to spend $25 billion over the Mother’s Day celebration. While capitalism may enjoy this phenomenon, it did not create it as the role of this holiday in our culture traces back far deeper into our history. It reveals something of our deeper nature that we feel a collective desire to show gratitude and reverence for mothers, motherhood and those associated nurturing qualities.

The qualities associated with motherhood and femininity include compassion, unconditional love, empathy and a desire to nurture and protect. These are not only qualities of mothers but aspects of ourselves that we express and experience in our personal relationships and life generally. We can also see these principles in action at different conceptual levels. For instance, we see the nurturing aspect of a community towards its members. For this reason, cultures throughout history have abstracted out the principles associated with motherhood and femininity. They have encapsulated them in deities or symbols which can then be used to explore and discuss the ideas, to educate and guide spiritual development.

There is a rich cultural tradition of associating femininity with water. The physical properties and behaviour of water can be seen to symbolically mirror the accepting, receptive and total embrace of the mother. Along with many traditional reasons for this connection, modern science even indicates to us that the ocean may be a mother to all life on earth and that our own evolutionary heritage comes from ocean life. This fits nicely with the existing symbolic framework and only serves to strengthen and enrich it.

This symbolic connection is an important one in the astrological tradition, where the Moon is associated with water and the feminine principle. The water sign of Cancer is seen to strongly embody the nurturing qualities of motherhood. We look at water and the qualities associated with femininity when symbolically breaking down a chart to form our interpretation. In the same way, we look at the other elements and the qualities associated with the masculine principle, such as assertiveness and intellect.

yin and yangThe purpose of making a symbolic distinction between the archetypes of masculine and feminine is not to assign one to men and the other to women. Instead, the two principles are seen as a duality, two halves of a whole which contrast and balance one another. This is the Yin and Yang of Taoism. Every individual embodies within themselves and their actions the qualities that both of these principles symbolise. We express some degree of balance between the two in every conceivable context. Examples of that are between thought and emotion, intellect and imagination, assertion and submission, resistance and acceptance, boundaries and openness.

The masculine and feminine principles are not just symbolic categories relating to people, but qualities that permeate nature. The feminine, for example, is a symbolic thread that we can follow through a range of diverse territory, from fluid dynamics, gravity and magnetism, to human emotion and compassion. By recognising these archetypal structures and ideas within ourselves and also in nature we can use this symbolic language to apply these principles we discover in nature, to ourselves. We are able to apply insights about how things find balance in nature to our own personal development and behaviour. The many cultural and religious symbols of these principles exist not only to acknowledge their existence but also to help orient us towards manifesting them in a healthy and balanced way. Ultimately, everything is about balance. Water is essential to our survival, but with too much of it, we can drown.

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In paganism, the rich symbolism of water is encapsulated in the image of the Cup. A cup can be seen to resemble a womb, and so the cup was used to represent fertility, gestation and intuition, among other qualities associated with the feminine in pagan cultures. This symbolic thread continued, though somewhat evolved into Christianity as the chalice holding the blood of Christ. Some branches of Christianity also deify the feminine and motherly principles in their reverence for Mother Mary, the mother of Christ. From another cultural vantage point, this may take the form of reverence for the goddess Sophia. She is more commonly represented in modern times as Gaia or Mother Earth. Our beautiful planet and the life it has cultivated is a mother that we all share, and should all have reverence for.

A day like Mother’s Day invites us to focus on love, to give attention to these aspects of life and show our gratitude to the women in our lives who embody them. Mother’s Day invites us above all to be loving and remember the nurturing and healing power that sharing our love with others has both for others and for ourselves. Mother’s Day reminds us to value our family bonds and to put into words every once in a while that love and respect which can easily go unspoken.

Happy Mother’s Day!  
Authored by: Ed Harrison Email address: [email protected]   Edited by:  Dadhichi Toth  Email address: [email protected] To book a personal astrology consultation click HERE  

Astrological Gift Guide for Christmas

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<bstyle=”font-size: small;”>Astrology is the perfect way of choosing a gift for your friends and loved ones. By knowing the astrological signature of someone you can safely select a gift in keeping with their character. Below is a general guide which may just help you select a unique gift at a time when it is often difficult to figure out. If your question is “What should I buy them this year”, read on……

ARIES

Characteristics: Adventurous Independent, dominant, passionate, energetic, wild and playful

Hints and Notes: Should be a fun gift that could make their mind busy and curious. Not too practical or organizational though

  • FEMALE: new kitchen gadget. Jewellery, perfume, designer clothes, Red color or fabric is energizing for them
  • MALE: A sports ticket for his favorite team or gear for the sport of their choice. A new gadget like a GPS unit , a new phone or pad.  Something silver and shiny

TAURUS

Characteristics: Cool, calm, financial, earthy and conservative

Hints and Notes: Thrifty but have a fine taste for something luxurious. Stimulate their senses! They would love that! Sensual, Luxurious, elegant, quality!

  • FEMALE : Necklace, diamond, a basket of gourmet foods or delicacies, wallets, chocolates, gift certificates, tapestry, cashmere, all expense paid salon or spa
  • MALE: wallet, expensive perfumes, nature trip, book of their favourite author, add something to their collection since they love collectables

GEMINI

Characteristics: Intellectual, adventurous, friendly, always wants something new, easily tired of old habits.

Hints and Notes: Loves gadgets. Need mental stimulation or something exciting which is novel or they’ve never tried before.  Loves to explore and craves unique items.  Wants to feel loved so.. its time to get touchy and romantic

  • FEMALE:  travel accessories, all expense paid yoga class, puzzle jewellery, latest gadgets
  • MALE: travel accessories, a camera because they travel a lot, latest gadgets

CANCER

Characteristics: Sentimental, Emotional, Family oriented.

Hints and Notes: Tasteful and elegant is what they love. Comfort and convenience are pre-requisites. They enjoy being pampered  so treat them like a royalty.  Give them something personal and thoughtful

  • FEMALE : silverware, paintings, scarves, wine, or a personalized photo album you’ve created with those people or pets that are close to their hearts.
  • MALE : wine, painting, fragrances, anything personalized, a new couch or an elegant reclining chair, a quirky / personalized mug.

LEO

Characteristics: Charismatic, positive thinking, Love expensive things, artistic , loves  to be with people.

Hints and Notes: Enjoys creating and performing. Artistic, creative in grandeur, extravagant and dramatic themes is what they love. Likes to gamble

  • FEMALE : tickets to a concert, holiday at a luxury resort, out of town adventure, gift certificates, attention grabbing accessories,
  • MALE: tickets to a concert, designer pens or watches or shoes, printed ( loud )shirt, leather bag

VIRGO

Characteristics: Simple, quiet, reserved, purist things attracts them, industrious, neat, well organized, creative and sensitive

Hints and Notes: Remember the keywords : Simple Elegant, Clean and Classy

  • FEMALE: Personal organizer, laptop, practical gift cheques, new cleaning device, scented toiletries, organic food stuff, jewellery box, a do it yourself diary,
  • MALE: organizer, ipad or laptop, leather 2013 diary, tool kit, a practical appliance they need, a non-fiction book.

LIBRA

Characteristics: Friendly, Artistic, Sociable, Happy go lucky, Lovable.

Hints and Notes: Fun, exciting, surprisingly sweet and intriguing stuff

  • FEMALE: a new notebook or diary with a stylish, elegant cover, art tools like new set of oil paints, gift cheque to their favourite spa or parlor, a paid yoga lesson, subtle scent perfume, graceful jewellery, interior design book for house and home,
  • MALE: elegant and artistic silver bookmark, metal statues, artefacts, leather bags, a concert ticket, a new camera, intriguing and artistic book, designer clothes.

SCORPIO

Characteristics: Emotional, Strong, Passionate, Magnetic, Adventurous and sexual

Hints and Notes: Loves mystery and secrecy. Loves intimacy and sex. Nothing would be a greater gift than to make them feel loved and cherished. Anything to do with water is a big hint.

  • FEMALE : black and lace underwear, scarves, hats, sunglasses, 2013 forecast book, antique jewellery, a cosmopolitan fashion dress or accessory, violet colored items, latest gadgets, gift certificate to a spa.
  • MALE: leather accessories, perfume with intense musk or spice scent, informative books, mysterious or antique items, royal violet couch, novel gadget, his favourite TV series dvd collection, a new flat screen TV

SAGITTARIUS

Characteristics: Wanderer, Traveller, Generous, Intellectual, Impulsive, Athletic

Hints and Notes: Loves adventures and travelling. Craves intellectual stuff.  Enjoys a good laugh

  • FEMALE:  travel bags, all expense paid adventure holiday, yoga class, waterproof bag, gifts associated with their pets.
  • MALE: Swiss army knife, gym membership, adventure trip to exotic lactations, philosophy book, atlas, waterproof bag or watch,

CAPRICORN

Characteristics: Shy, Quiet, Loyal, Patient, Moves slowly, Ambitious, Discipline, Dedicated, Organized

Hints and Notes:  Unique and heartfelt items. Make the date simple and sweet. Naturally made goods attract them

  • FEMALE: family heirloom, attractive crockery, cutlery/silverware, mugs, napkins and place mats. Silk fabrics, comfortable clothing or pyjamas,
  • MALE: antiques books, leather belts or wallet, luxurious watch, leather laptop or ipad case

AQUARIUS

Characteristics: Visionaries, Radical thinking, Trendsetter

Hints and Notes: Technologies or gadgets, novelties and antiques, unique items that are kind of eccentric. Loves to learn more about everything.

  • FEMALE: reading with an astrologer, latest gadget, unique jacket, bag or shoes, personalized necklace,
  • MALE: latest gadget, a DVD collection of their favourite series or actor/actress,

PISCES

Characteristics: Dream and Emotional

Hints and Notes: Make them feel that they are worthy! Appreciate a Pisces with your sincere words expressions.

  • FEMALE : water sports accessories, swimwear, sunglasses, perfumes, cameras and watches. Anything sentimental or nostalgic will win their hearts
  • MALE: Club membership, movie passes, interesting novels, documentaries on history and unusual topics, philosophy and psychic articles or artifacts, antiques.

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Meditation according to your star sign

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Introduction

Too often we become caught up in ideologies, dogmas and religions of all sorts. Through astrology however we can see the different qualities exhibited in the characters of the zodiac. Spirituality is predominantly governed by the 9th house and Sagittarius which indicates religion, the higher mind and even ones mentors and gurus. The 12th house or Pisces is the hidden house of the zodiac and along with the 8th house or Scorpio, indicate transformative processes which take place away from the public eye. These are the mysterious houses of the zodiac, the spiritual houses and the ones which take us away from this material world either through death (8th house), which is not of our choice, or the 12th house, which is the house of withdrawal and therefore a choice to “die” to the material world as in the case of monks and nuns who enter monasteries to focus their attention purely on spirituality. Additionally, initiation into spiritual life by a mental or guru is shown by the 5th house. This shows the type of prayer, mantra or other ritual technologies that may assist a person along the path of spiritual enlightenment.

By becoming caught up in the ideology and not looking to ourselves to see what the line of least resistance is in our spiritual development, our path in life, we make the mistake of superimposing concepts on human processes that are just not all compatible with those dogmas. Rather than freeing us spiritually, we experience tension within, the friction of doing something which just doesn’t feel right according to our own inner dictates.

361816_7515-150x150Finding the line of least resistance is the job of the astrologer when trying to help clients discern what sort of meditation is best for them. Armed with the knowledge of the Sun sign, the lunar sign, the rising sign, the 8th, 9th and 12th houses from each of these and other intricate astrological aspects and calculations, we can see what the past life was, what the karmic lapses were leading to transmigration and rebirth in this life.  What the natural predisposition is towards self-understanding and how that can best be facilitated is diametrically opposite to the intransigent dogmas of traditional religion. With the guidance of an astrologer, the seeker takes a left-hand turn in the direction of that line of least resistance which can speedily take him into that zone which reveals his/her True Self.

The following 12 astrological assessments is a brief overview of the natural inclination of each of us to spirituality and meditation based upon the 9th house of the horoscope.

Aries

The 9th house of the horoscope regulates one spiritual journey and in this case Sagittarius rules your meditation and higher development. Sagittarius is an outgoing sign and this therefore means that sitting down cross-legged for hours on end contemplating your inner chakras is not going to work particularly well for you. Aries as well Sagittarius are fire signs and you therefore need action, mobility and a sense of physical achievement. Yoga, sports and other physical and competitive activities are perfect to help extinguish the excess fire element within you.  Once you are able to eliminate this aggressive and often overwhelming energy and power, your mind will become stilled and you will then not only be in a position to perform traditional meditation but may even find the physical action of sport and competitive interaction meditation itself.

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Taurus

You are a stable the zodiac sign and therefore traditional forms of meditation may be useful for you. Those born under the sign of the bull enjoy natural environments and therefore parks, the seaside, wildlife, fauna and flora are excellent environments for you to still your mind and make contact with your higher self. Gardening is often a natural meditation for Taureans. But accepting change is a difficult part of your life and probably one of your biggest lessons, so learning to adapt, breathing deeply when change is forced upon you is also a way for you to go with the flow as they say. You have excellent powers of focus and this is ideal for any sort of meditation where you need to spend lengthy periods in a secluded environment. Capricorn is your 9th house at also shows that more conservative forms of religious activity will suit some of you. By releasing th efear of change your mind will natuaraly become more settled and peaceful thereby making meditation much easier for you.

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Gemini

Being born under the air sign of Gemini means that you are very curious about many things mentally but at the same time restless. The 9th house of your horoscope shows Aquarius as being the predominant force affecting your spiritual development. As this is an unconventional star sign and one which has revolutionary connotations, traditional forms of religion may not suit you. Your meditation will be primarily of an intellectual calibre, one in which you want to understand the nature of reality and where you fit in the scheme of things. Intellectual discrimination with a focus on the real versus the unreal is an excellent form of meditation because it engages your mind and keeps it focused on one thing, something that is difficult for the typical Gemini to do particularly in the early part of life. Deep breathing is also a way to calm this restlessness and will bring with it one pointedness at which time you’ll be able to do a more traditional form of meditation.

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Cancer

Selfless service and rendering assistance to those who are in need is an excellent form of meditation for those of you born under the water sign of Cancer. The reason being, your 9th house of spiritual activity is ruled by Pisces which is the sign of self-sacrifice. When you are helping others and nurturing them which is also one of the traits of your Sun sign, if it absorbed as if in another space. The notion that one must be sitting cross-legged staring at one’s third eye to be in meditation is incorrect. Your ability to help others will help reduce your sense of ego over time and unlike the typical Cancer in its lower stage of evolution, attachment to the people you love will slowly melt away leaving with it the pure brilliance of selfless love, which is the goal of all meditation.

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Leo

Leo is ruled by the Sun which is the heart of the solar system, the engine room of what happens astrologically. The Sun is also related to one’s vitality, the atomic nature and the physical heart. Activity of all sorts, sport and motion which allows you to slip into the “zone” is what turns you on spiritually. As with Aries, which is your 9th house of higher spiritual aspirations, physical activity gives you a sense of burning away the dross or negativity which causes you anger, frustration and a feeling of being stuck in life. You need to be free of this and act independently so to you spirituality / meditation is a form of inner adventure. You like to be admired but in the more evolved Leo born native the shining state of self-awareness which will be achieved by your physical activities will be also very attractive to others but in a way which will act as a sort of beacon light for those who are lost. Your leadership qualities and your ability to share your inner experiences are also a form of meditation in that you lead others to the same higher states of self-awareness.

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Virgo

On a spiritual note, Taurus which is your 9th house ruling your higher spiritual activities and meditation is the dominant theme for you in this respect. Taurus is a fixed sign, earthy in nature which means concern for the future and your financial stability may constantly distract you from the deeper more substantial work of clearing away those personality traits holding you back from evolving and becoming self-actualised. Virgo is notorious for being critical and therefore, for meditation to take root those born under the sign of the Virgin need to shine the light of criticism on themselves. This process will remove those personality traits and inner karmic obstructions holding you back from realising your highest potential. As Mercury is the ruling planet for Virgo, intellectual insight and meditations relating to discriminative and philosophical objectives will suit you well.

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Libra

Gemini rules your 9th house of higher spiritual activities and in some ways is an obstruction to you focusing your attention clearly on what spiritual technique will yield the best results. This is also borne out in your Sun sign of Libra which is to a large extent one of the most indecisive in the Zodiac. You can always see two sides of the equation and in spiritual matters that will become an obstacle as the path to self-realisation requires a complete surrender of one’s identification with the world of matter. This doesn’t mean you need to leave the world, become a monk and eliminate anything in fact from your life, rather to disassociate and not identify with things of this world and the circumstances that tend to throw you around emotionally. Finding balance through deep breathing and yoga will be a distinct advantage to you and will bring an inner calm which will then allow you to sit for deeper meditation which will reveal amazing insights in time.

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Scorpio

Learning the art of contentment and being happy with what you have seems easy enough to say, however for you it is rather difficult. You have a complex mind interwoven with as complex an emotional nature. Until you are able to fully experience the dark, and come to terms with that part of your nature, thereby releasing it, you will not be able to truly experience the Light nor the contentment that comes from letting go of desire. For Scorpio, having the mutable water sign of Cancer as the 9th house of your horoscope indicates the feminine aspects as well as the procreative ones will play an important role in your spiritual development. The connection between sexuality and love or perhaps more to the point, the disconnection of these two things will be one of the most important keys to your spiritual emancipation. Extinguishing desire forcibly is not advised for you. You should exhaust these desires gently and with love, as an innocent spectator, so that your meditation and spiritual activities will be unburdened by those deeper inner forces which at times can be emotionally turbulent.

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Sagittarius

As the 9th house of any horoscope rules spiritual development and the higher mind, with Sagittarius ruling the natural 9th house of the zodiac, there is a natural affinity between those of you born under the sign of the Centaur and spiritual evolution. The 9th house of the horoscope also has to do with past Karma and the previous incarnation. You see life and for that matter meditation and spiritual development as an adventure and if it’s not fun you may not be interested. This doesn’t mean there are no traditional religious people in the Sagittarius camp. The essential ingredient is a sense of fun and exploration. And this extends to culture and religious doctrines. Sagittarius loves compare religions and to extract the best out of all of them to create something unique to them and their own personalities. Openness and generosity which are ruled by Jupiter, the governor of Sagittarius, means that you have a natural sensitivity and ability to develop your meditation. You are already highly evolved so sitting quietly and meditating particularly on the quality of space – conscious space that is, will liberate you from the shackles of endless transmigration and rebirth.

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Capricorn

Those born under Capricorn need lot of pragmatic and practical proof to change their religious or spiritual beliefs or to even commence treading this path. The Earth sign of Taurus regulates your spiritual development and like your Sun sign, also Earth, means that it’s pretty hard for you not to keep your feet firmly planted on this material Earth. But once you establish a sense of security materially, there is nothing stopping you from investigating the deeper spiritual realms within man. With Taurus ruling your 9th house, whose governor is pleasure-loving and artistic Venus, losing yourself in culture, art and music will be your primary meditation. Define the beauty in life, to capture that and emulated will in itself be meditation enough. Once the connection is drawn between the activity of letting go and the sublime states a human being can attain through artistic creativity, that process will then be easily transposed to everything else you do. You will then be in meditation all the time.

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Aquarius

You have an innate sense of breaking the bounds of the known and moving into intellectual territory that is in fact off-limits according to the traditional way of thinking. This is why your meditation and spiritual work will not easily fit into the norm. And nor will the norm easily fit into you. In a strange sort of way the meditation which is best for you is ruled ( as with Capricorn ), by Venus which dominates your 9th house of Libra. Although people regard Libra as the sign of balance it is in fact the sign struggling to find balance. Forever oscillating between the worlds of yes-no, up-down, in-out, possibly-possibly not, your struggle to find balance and inner peace will be obstructed but at the same time nurtured by this life of duality. One of the easiest ways for you to find balance is through communication and to some extent artistic and cultural expression. These things naturally calm your mind and bring you to a state of one-pointedness. It is only at this stage that you will easily slip into meditation in much the same way that when tired, and even exhausted, you simply slip into sleep. Part of your spiritual journey involves helping if not transforming the world and through art and culture which is uniquely and expression of yourself, you can indeed revolutionise the world you live in through your spiritual intent.

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Pisces

The 9th house at also the 12th house which is the natural house of Pisces, relate to spiritual activities, meditation, monastic life and so on and so forth. You have a natural affinity with all of these things and because the 9th house of your horoscope is ruled by Scorpio, you can be extremely intense and passionate about your spiritual objectives. You can easily surrender yourself to the highest ideal of spirituality and through deep meditation can come to the real of self-realisation in this life as Pisces is the last sign in the Zodiac indicating a cessation of karmic activity, are stepping off of the wheel of Karma so to speak. But there is a downside to this sign and that is that you are likely to be a little too idealistic and naive when dealing with the world and many of the scoundrels in it. For your spiritual development to be well rounded you must learn to activate some of the deeper intellectual qualities and you do have that as Jupiter code rules your sign and is indeed an excellent learner and teacher. Gift yourself and ensure your own spiritual stability before sacrificing yourself and becoming the victim.

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DD-Small-with-phone-150x150About the author…..

Dadhichi Toth, is one of Australia’s most respected astrologers and face readers and is also the founder and CEO of www.astrology.com.au. Having 32 years practical experience in the field  with  more than 10,000 personal consultations to his credit — including celebrity, corporate and political clientele — Dadhichi is also an author having written the annual best-selling Astrology Forecast series for Harlequin Mills and Boon for nine years. Dadhichi can be contacted at [email protected]

Planetary alignment: 2016

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SUNIt’s that time again-a planetary alignment! Every so often, major celestial events are the buzz across the planet and currently what we are seeing is an outpouring of news items on the impact of the alignment of quite a few planets in the heavens at this time. Mostly, the news relates to the astronomical curiosity and its value mostly seems to be intellectual. But what does this Planetary alignment: 2016, mean astrologically, as there are also many views on how this will impact us, if at all, as terrestrial citizens here on planet Earth.

Currently, five planets including Mercury, Saturn, Venus, Jupiter and Mars are in the vicinity of the fixed stars of Antares and Spica and appear in a straight line.  They are not all in the same astrological sign however as is the case when two or more planets are in conjunction. Astrologically, the alignment of many planets can indicate a top-heavy influence in a specific area of one’s horoscope. Generally the new age community speaks of this as signifying some accelerated evolutionary moment where large masses of people will actually realise something within themselves, consciousness will be refined and the new seeds of human development sewn.

 

Over the years I’ve seen varying grades of alignments and while yes, we can say that there are indeed pockets of accelerated evolution, I think we all agree that the condition of the world, the wars, famine and other trammels of human existence for the most part haven’t changed in the last 5000 years or more.

The alignment may however impact us individually and differently depending upon our personal horoscope, greater revolution etc and will continue to be visible until February 20, almost a whole month. We can break down this rare alignment into the constituent planets in the following way-

If you take a look at the horoscope to 21 January you notice that the planets in this alignment aren’t all in the same house or sign of the Zodiac but are still considered as being aligned. Mercury the uppermost planet in longitude forms a trine aspect to Jupiter, the planet of lowest longitude. The trine aspect is a good one indicating fortuitous communication. For the planetary alignment: 2016, planets involved are as follows Andcover quite a few areas in our lives-

  • Mercury-the planet of communication and intellectual connectivity
  • Saturn the planet of trials, tribulations and limitation
  • Venus, the planet of love and sociability, also to some extent ruling finances
  • Mars, ruling energy, drive combativeness and sexual power
  • Jupiter, ruling philosophy, religion, law, travels and morals

You can see why so much emphasis is placed on this and previous planetary alignments as they seem to encompass pretty much every department of life. Will this mean a realignment of these facets of our day-to-day lives or perhaps an imbalance that needs to be checked? This depends upon where in your horoscope this alignment occurs. Some believe that this is like a hard boot, a reset of sorts with a new cycle commencing as a result of this planetary convergence.

There are many astrologers who simply regurgitate the same old information saying that this will herald the beginning of a new shift in consciousness but as stated above, we see that these alignments happen at regular intervals over large periods of time and the notion that we are somehow now more evolved as a race because of these alignments couldn’t be further from the truth. We only have to look at the most recent wars that are being waged across the world, to see that these alignments have done very little to allay the fears of everyday people like you and I in terms of where the world is headed.

The bottom line is that astrology is not information that should be regurgitated ad nauseam simply because other people say it. As with the early practitioners of astrology observation was key to understanding how these cycles actually affect us in real terms. So, study what is happening to you now, make a note in your journal and see if there are any subtle fluctuations going on within your mind and your heart. Self-analysis and introspection are the only way you’re going to truly understand on an individual level how this planetary alignment will affect you. Forget about what all the soothsayers are saying, look to yourself and identify these subtle shifts in consciousness that may be attended by these planetary configurations.

On some level, for some of us, there may be dramatic changes and yet for others, probably the vast majority, very little may be noticed. It’s up to you to make those observations and draw your own conclusions.

 

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