A Quick Word on The Idealist…

Venus enters Sagittarius

15 December
11:38pm EST

As we move forward each and every day within our lives, there’s always one planet from above that -no matter what challenges may be within the present moment- is able to help us assimilate value into what the experience is showing us. Harmony is always possible down here below because of her never-ending idealism and innate gift of seeking balance. Do you know about Venus and her amazing abilities?

Venus was transiting at ‘The Trusting Lambs’ 28 degree Scorpio towards the “tipping point” before changing signs as the world became aware of the aggressive actions that occurred in the USA in Newton, CT and in Beijing, China upon 14 December 2012. Finishing up her transit within the sign of death and rebirth since 21 November, these last degree points are often times when planets offer up the most critical advice to keep in mind. As the world mourned upon 15 December -at the 29 degree of Scorpio- she asked us to remain in ‘Grace Under Pressure.’

Now in Sagittarius until 08 January 2013, our Idealist asks for the collective to take up in full aims of seeking the truth; targeting honesty; recognizing generosity and practicing it; cherishing what value still remains half full and continue to build from there. Try to refrain from tactless and blunt methods of affection which this sign is always receiving the bad rap for. Instead, be open to claiming you are a kneeling submissive student where The Archer always wishes for you to grow some new beliefs with the roots of culture within them from this part of the life. You’ll find the free-will attracts equal channels for some marvelous learning you’ll be urged to philosophize more about later.

As our world continues to grieve, we all are able to embrace the healing necessary at this time to know life continues to move forward no matter what. Seek out Venus’s help within your life to tap into her abilities to assist you in seeing both sides of the issue, leaving your judgment at the door, and cast her essence of faith where you have the room for it to blossom the most.

Namaste Dear Stars.

A Quick Word on The Messenger….

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Mercury enters Sagittarius

29 October
2:18am EDT

As the approach to Mercury Retrograde began 18 October, the level in Scorpio continued to rise as Saturn’s presence within this sign calls forth responsibility for a long passage when it comes to understanding transformation within our lives.
For those in the Northeastern Unites States, Mercury’s present movement over the tipping point (crossing point of 29 degree of last sign to 0 degree of the next) from Scorpio to Sagittarius comes as precisely as Hurricane Sandy is making history. As always when dealing with the 29th degree, you have quite volatile energies at play, and with an ever changing planet like Mercury, it will cause some of them to seem highly out of control. (and let us not leave out the Full Moon that will be peaking later in the day).  Between the 29th degree and the actual calendar date of 29 October, the know of the emotional 29 here through the Chaldeans title of ‘Grace Under Pressure’ is ringing through loud and clear as the response necessary in the here and now. Respond with grace to whatever comes your way, or be ready to reel in the seas of emotions spinning out of control.
Our Messenger only starts his journey for a short passage within The Archer upon 29 October, where in swirls of independent, roving, aspiring and ever-aiming mentalities surface on the collective. What also is striking is the direct square to Neptune at 0deg Pisces, which undoubtedly is causing much of the chaotic swirls that are casting sensitive, changeable, and more than the fair share of unpractical realities. It is highly advisable to remain in common sense practices, for the tendencies for depression and nervous exhaustion is immensely huge under this particular aspect between Mercury and Neptune.

Even as he slows down and stations a couple of days before 06 Nov at the 04 degree of Sagittarius, this square energy to Neptune will be in full affect until after Mercury reenters Scorpio 14 November. When the act of thinking before you speak is the habit, Mercury is better able to seek pause and target superficial transitory, and inspired perceptions to come out to play verses dreamy, cunning, and absented minded foolishness.

The first portion of the Retrograde passage throughout 14 November will focus upon developing reflection, continuity and judgment; all of which the Messengers’ energy in The Archer naturally lacks. Mentalities may very well struggle for focus, as when one is not looking where they are going in a mutable fire sign, you can bet minds will run to the restless and scattered. Blunt and tactless conversations will be a plentiful.

One of the great Lexigrams from MERCURY RETROGRADE says to YOU! GOT TO GO DO YOGA- and when a planet such as Mercury chooses to begin reflecting within Sagittarius, this practice couldn’t be more apropos to help ground mental energies that will get too great of an urge to simply be out of control. Stay the student, be willing to be educated, and you’ll find genuine and honest victory here.

More to come soon on the dos and don’ts for our final Mercury reflective pass for 2012 that begins 06 November.

A Quick Word on The Pioneer….

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Mars enters Sagittarius

06 October
11:21pm EDT

Our Pioneer has set the stage for Mercury and Saturn since 23 August, and now brings motivation and drive to where The Archer aims within the life throughout 16 November. Desires become impulsive here and endurance and stability must be cultivated in order to reap the rewards of finding the spontaneous energy that is meant to be mobilized. While frank, self-righteous and even at times defiant attitudes may be displayed, be sure to respond with optimism, enthusiasm, and aspiration to curtail the ego’s argumentative reactions. When speculative, exploratory, inspired, and swift methods are utilized to combat conflict here, this free-will’s response of courage is highly rewarded.

As we see such a penetrating planet as Mars journeying within the realms of the Mutable Fire Sign Sagittarius, you definitely want to check in with your personal piece of the Zodiac Pie to know where to expect actions to come at you that may need that necessary response of patience. Even though our Archer is a truly “happy sign,” when Mars is present within this area of the life, let’s just say the tendency to stimulate anger issues and unconsidered slapdash reactions are all too easy to surface. Tongues are caught more often than not in instantaneous blunt retorts, which may result in the tasting of the foot as well. (should make for a swell remainder of the USA’s debate season, don’t you think?) As always with Mars, rising up in COURAGE to CURE OUR EGO and CAGE OUR RAGE is the key to claiming our victory.

Mars -aside from his courage and fighting spirit- equally sees over sudden changes and endings within the life, so be sure to recognize what may be looking for release or brought to conclusions here. All kinds of momentous energies are on high alert. As Mars recently set the props in place for this historical time Scorpio, now he also will be giving you clues as to what is coming up to ponder in review under the next Mercury Retrograde passage beginning 06 November, (even more fun for the USA’s politician as this is also Election Day, can we say REcounts anyone?). Mars will reach 04 degrees within The Archer by 13 October, which is the very degree point our Messenger begins his journey of reflection upon.

As always, a little “quick guide” from above via the collective feel to take a peak down here below, as to where you can expect to experience Mars getting things sparked up and motivating while he visits with Sagittarius. Remember if you know your natal chart, read for your Rising Sign as well for more personal advice. Knowing the early degree points of the upcoming Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius, it is best to consult a professional astrologer to see how this sensitive passage will be precisely affecting you.

Aries: ‘I Believe’ Philosophies/Foreign Travel/Education

Taurus: ‘I Transform’ Death & Rebirth/Sexuality/Wealth

Gemini: ‘I Relate’ Partnerships/Marriage/Balance with Others

Cancer: ‘I Serve’ Health/Being of Service/Employees/Pets

Leo: ‘I Create’ Creativity/Children/Love Affairs

Virgo:  ‘I Nurture’ Home/Family/Environments

‘I Communicate’ Thinking/Mentality/Communications

‘I Have’ Values/Earning Power/Possessions

Sagittarius: ‘I Am’ Approaches/Mask to the World/First Impressions

Capricorn: ‘I Process’ Inner Psyche/Clearing of the Past

Aquarius: ‘I Socialize’ Friendships/Organizations/Hopes/Dreams/Wishes

Pisces: ‘I Structure’ Career/Public Life/Authority