Among the cardinal compass points that orient us to our world, the point of self is one that is often misunderstood and given short shrift.
Speaking astrology like a native: A guide to astrological grammar: nouns (planets), adjectives (signs), verbs and adverbs (aspects).
From your mother to your best friend in high school to the cabbie who cut you off on your way to work this morning, everyone who has or will cross your path can be found in your chart. You just have to know where to look.
We imagine that Libra demands that we always make nice and give in to others, but that’s not quite it. Libra simply asks that we balance the needs of one against the needs of another.
Romantic partnerships are not the only relationships in our lives (just the ones we’re most likely to be obsessed about). What will this eclipse say about the 99.999% of the relationships in our lives that don’t involve yearning looks across a crowded room or intimate physical contact?
When I finally speak to someone about his or her chart, the person who shows up is always completely different (at least initially) from what I had imagined. There’s an old saying: “the map is not the territory.” No matter how good the map, it can’t convey the reality of the landscape and what it really feels like to be there.
(1) In times of upheaval, the center does not hold. Avoid putting yourself at the center of things. (2) Ignore the news. (3) Don’t try to hold on to what is already gone. (4) When life sends you an atomic bomb, strap on a saddle and say “Yee Haw!” On Monday, March 16, 2015, Uranus […]
For now, let’s stay with Pisces, and give the wound its due. But while it takes courage to acknowledge that it’s there, acknowledgement is not enough. We have to let ourselves grieve for our suffering, let ourselves be vulnerable to it—and then alchemize it into something useful.
Saturn’s sign in your birth chart seems to indicate the qualities that make people take you seriously and from which you derive your authority. They are what make others a little nervous at the thought of falling short of your expectations, and for which you are judged most harshly if you don’t act with integrity.
While it would be handy for an astrologer to be able to tell you precisely what an eclipse, a transit, or a progression will mean for you, it would be a fool’s errand to try, because these things never mean exactly the same thing for everyone. For astrology to be most helpful, you have to be willing to do some of the work…