Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturn Predictions Made Manifest & Button Pushing (Leo Full Moon Eclipse)






Back in 2014 / 2015 I made some predictions based solely on Saturn's passage through Sagittarius. Since Saturn represents karma/restriction/limitation/the Law, it's manifestations are obvious, concrete and undeniable. For example:


When Saturn was:

In Gemini, the Twins: the Twin Towers fell.
In Taurus, the sign of the Bull and Farming: Mad 'Cow' disease dominated the news as UK farmland was bought by the government following mass animal slaughter.
In Cancer, the sign of 'Home' and Protection (and the United States itself)Homeland Security was established, in the US.
In Virgo, the sign of 'Health': Obama offered Obamacare.
In Scorpio, the Sex sign: new laws were implemented for pornographic websites.

Trump's recent decision to restrict (Saturn) travel & visas (Sagittarius), setting up checkpoints and talking of building a wall at the border, reflects yet more manifestations of the predictions I made when Saturn first entered Sagittarius, two years ago. 

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Let's face it - life is about constantly changing scenery. If we respond to what happens today with yesterday's emotional maturity or tools, we may find ourselves inadequately equipped to deal with what actually lies before us. 

Each Full Moon - especally the Lunar Eclipses - tests our response-ability, as opposed to knee-jerk reactions. How did you fare? Are you responding to life's events? Or has the word !REACT! come up lately in your life? 

That's the full Lunar Eclipse & Full Moon in Leo, still echoing from Feb 10....

I myself reacted...recently, to a good friend categorically telling me something I know to be true from the extensive research I did was not true - years of research compared to an incredulous opinion, held firmly. Only, in this instance, the subject matter was something very personal to me. There's the rub, isn't it always? Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses have become notorious for pushing our buttons.

Personal opinion held fiercely and firmly and often without real evidence to back it up is bias. There's a lot of that going around, right now. We're all guilty at various times. Saturn in Sagittarius is all three - the rigid opinion, the bias and the direct personal experience / truth to validate it.

In all actuality, you could say I do not know with 100% certainty what I have extensively researched is true - because I wasn't there, it didn't happen to me - but when faced with those who hold a strong opinion (with next to no factual information to back it up), how would you feel? This sort of thing is going on everywhere.

Saturn in Sagittarius is kicking up, as promised and as predicted, a heck of a lot of truths, AND untruths - outright lies, massive exaggeration, hyperbolic statements, double speak, preaching, bias - all Sagittarius keywords. 

 Saturn is barriers and there's talk of Walls being built to keep difference cultures apart (Sagittarius). Sagittarius-themed freedom of movement has been restricted (Saturn) for certain races (Sagittarius). But then reading this, you already know that don't you. The truth and the manifestations are self-evident. For those willing to open their eyes and see.


But seeing things the way they really are is a bitter medicine we all must take, sooner or later. We got out the swamps of Saturn in Scorpio, but are we now rigid and jaded because of what we have been through, or are we Willing to be Open and Willing to be Honest; to live authentically?

It shows real strength and courage now to admit a lie. And even more courage to make amends for the damage caused by deceit.

Scorpio games have no place here, anymore. Authenticity demands a strict policy: We Walk what we Talk, we Practice what we Preach. These are the times, then, when we begin to see mass discrepancies between What People Promote and What TheyActually Do. So pay attention.

We each live under our own inner Judge and Jury, Defense and Prosecutor. Be careful who you point at, and what you blame them for, now.

Saturn in Sag says Live it and Thus Present It With Validity or Shut Up. But Saturn in Sagittarius is the person who THINKS they have the answer and those who KNOW they hold the truth..and both can be equally dangerous.

How can we be honest with each other and still get along?

Answer that with the practical experience and application of your own life.

If you have experienced heightened feelings of late or found yourself caught up in the theatrics and dramatics of life on planet earth, go easy on yourself. It's hard not to take things personally, it's difficult to "be in this world but not of it", and it's challenging to disengage from drama when you suddenly find yourself thrust into it. When our egos are engaged, it's hard not to fight on its behalf. But when there's nothing to prove, what then?

The Leo Full Moon Eclipse is the ideal time, however, to Follow Your Bliss, the find that which uplifts your heart and excites you. That which makes you feel alive and joyful. Instead of fighting anything or anyone, refocus back into a more playful, creative state

What can you create out of the chaos right now? What can you pluck from the air and download into reality?


If we remember that we can each hurt each other's feelings, or rather trigger each other's secret inner wounds without even knowing it, as long as there's a willingness to come back together in authenticity, Truth and Trust will grow stronger and it's in this form of intimacy where alliances are forged that nothing can defeat. Saturn in Sagittarius can be the commitment to live a certain way for the rest of your life and beyond

And you cannot stop Ideas whose time have come.

Get busy in the direction of your Truth, then In These Days to uphold the principles that you know to be The Right Thing, the Higher path. Stand behind Truth no matter what. Utter commitment. Daily integrity. Coupled with a childlike sense of innocence

and joy, to be in the current cosmic flow. It's not meant to be all Saturn-weight and serious somber songs.

This Full Moon is in Leo the proud and playful Lion. Each time you carve out Play Time this week, (self-expression time, silly time, laughter time, quality time) you offset aggression, frustration and ultimately minimize destructive drama...

photo: cranewoods.com

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Enjoy Yourself: Venus in Aries

Enjoy Yourself



Venus (love, appreciation, enjoyment) is now in Aries (Selfhood).

This alignment (at play until June 6) facilitates the process of letting us all fall back in love with ourselves, as we are in this Moment. 

For the weeks ahead then, enjoy your own company. A movie, alone perhaps? A solo meal?
Celebrate your uniqueness and independence as you go about your days. Do the things that YOU like. Eat the foods you enjoy. Pursue the things that ignite a flame in your heartEnjoy, admire and appreciate the fact you have your own opinion, your own methods and your own style, no matter who surrounds you and what they themselves like to think or do.

Since no one else gets the privilege of being you, this lifetime, you get to be you.  So you may as well enjoy the job and thoroughly enjoy yourself in the process.


Impulsive reactions along with impulse purchases increase. We can't help but takes things personal, when our egos are so flagrantly on the line. The risk of pain is high, but that's where the sweetest pleasure is. Just ask any moth what it thinks of a flame. Flare-ups then, are to be expected when desires (Venus) heat up (Aries, first fire).

We want Instant Gratification but don't mind the Hunt, the Thrill, and the Chase. Hormones run higher now, thus pheromones too. Adrenalin pumps quicker, leading to people rushing more - notice more sirens, speeding, accidents, road rage, middle fingers, harsh words. Also, Love At First Sign is a fascinating hallmark of this alignment. Whether it's a trinket in a window that you just can't possibly live without, or the sexy someone you must have, caution is abandoned for plunging in head first, chasing what it is that we want. Love comes hot, heavy and fast but attractions may burn out too quickly,

Directness is the winner's strategy now. Flirting too. being upfront. Asking. Initiating. Get the ball rolling.

These are Aries attributes and with Venus the Goddess of Peace in the Sign of War, she has to step up her game to engage and actively attract that which she desires. The shy don't get far, under this astro-weather. But the daring do.  If Venus is manipulating, however, Aries energy could be skewed, using the tools of anger, aggression, urgency and pushiness to get what we want, at the expense of cooperation, potentially sabotaging the very relationships we want.

Enjoy standing up for yourself, but pick your battles. Expect people to come off as pushier, but hopefully with a smile that you can't resist giving in to. We may get bored quickly with what comes too easily, now.

We may even enjoy fighting, to various degrees, as we stake our claim, or our plot of land and defend it with all we've got. Mars, the warrior is also in Aries upping the selfishness that drives everyone to fulfil their own needs.

In the weeks ahead, it may be everyone for themselves, but that's not a bad thing. it simply is an opportunity to make your life more about you.

If you're enmeshed with demanding types, this is the week to take up more space. Stretching your hands wide and your legs (to make a large star shape)  has been proven to "up our personal confidence and posture" if we hold it for a few minutes before important events, or when we need to be bolder and more confident. Give it a shot this week, and let me know your results.

Give yourself dessert first. Play more. Fall in love with you You-As-You-Currently-Are, in the mirror, on the street, at work or amongst friends, even - or especially - when you're alone.
Unleashing childlike innocence allows for a playful energy that draws others nearer and lightens up their own inner boy or girl. 

Find ways to enjoy yourself, appreciate yourself and love yourself in better and healthier ways.

Who are you now? And what do you enjoy?

Be wary this week of the power of I AM - and only finish that sentence with strength and capability.

I am feeling nervous but I AM brave.
I don't feel like it but I AM going to.
No matter what anyone says or does, I AM _________

 Dare to enjoy and appreciate yourself, fully, without guilt obligation, shame or fear.


If you're going to Do it, Enjoy it.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Learning to Live Underwater





Every time you pick up trash or clean your surroundings, you evolve.
Every time you strive for improvement, however minor, things do get better.
Every time you learn something useful and apply it, you ascend.
Every time you release an attachment to something harmful, you blossom.
Every time you choose Calm over Chaos, things lighten.
Every time you clean up a mess, you grow.
Every time you release old emotional patterns or baggage, 
you unfold the agenda of your Soul.

Right now, with so many planets in Pisces, the final water sign and the very last sign of the zodiac (or the "one before the first") there are so many feelings surrounding us and within is, it's like learning how to live underwater. Panic sets in for controlling types since everything is changeable and in flux now. Go-with-the-flow types may actually find this season 'too much of a good thing' offering chances to dissipate, dissolve and deplete back into old, redundant, unhealthy and ultimately untenable ways. Everyone faces the moment-by-moment choice between venturing back to the twilight surreally sublime swamps of Illusion... or venturing up the many winding steps of Healthy Improvement.

We all hurt. And we're all healing.
We all suffer. But we can all help.

This Week, find something Helpful or Healthy that you're willing TO DO DAILY.

Guaranteed, it will keep you away from Emotional Overwhelm, and back into Healthy Human Functioning.

Need some tips? Read the suggestions for Cycle 6.

And this would be a great time, to listen to your special Neptune in Pisces Video Horoscope, at my Youtube Channel (Just look for your Sun Sign and Rising Sign videos).








Thursday, January 12, 2017

Full Moon in Cancer (Jan 12)


Cancer Full Moon

Jan 12



Much comes out, at this Full Moon. A nice release moment before we begin a new annual voyage. Cancer Full Moons are always deeply felt. In very private ways. Some bring a deep and abiding feeling of comfort, protection and security, in the safety of the tribe, the team, the family, in the warm familiar walls of Home. Others bring a sense of being torn from the nest, taking us back to a time when we could not fly, or simply entertained the notion we may never fully learn how to, on our own.

2017's Cancer Full Moon is part of a Cardinal Square. A fixed grid that demands that New Action Be Taken Immediately. Nothing can remain stagnant now. Change leaves an impression on us, once again. In Cancer, it's sensitive and close to home. Something has to change, or something already is. the emotions we unearth around this time, always, always find roots in our Mother and Father experience, in What Went On Back Then. The past comes into view again, through an even more emotional lens to get our attention and to reconnect us to our core - so that we can better feed our souls and give ourselves the roots and grounding we need  during our physical time on Earth.

Some may be entertaining ideas of moving. Some may find themselves homeless. 

Since the FM is a purge time, when tears are shed, [more alcoholic drinks are imbibed and time and time again those in emergency rooms and police departments see a definite influx of people around this time], raw emotions are going to come up - relating to how insecure or comfortable you feel, relating to the nurturing or lack thereof within your family tree, where you live and whether it again feeds your needs or leaves you feeling un-grounded, relating to what happened in your past and whether it gives you a firm foundation to build upon or reminds you to uproot and build elsewhere.

This emotional illumination or emotional revelation will serve you. It may hurt, plunging you back into uncertainty, but it will help in the uprooting of old emotional scripts echoing through your life's journey so that you are free to Find Out What Your Needs Are and go about Fulfilling Them For Yourself in even better ways than you have so far. 

Sometimes it's just the FEELING that wants to be found and felt and freed.
So events arise to help us find them.

Pluto opposing this Full Moon is like the ache you feel between what you know you need and what must be given up to be fulfilled. You can't have it both ways, not at this Full Moon. Something has to give. And it will always come back and come down to how you feel and what you feel you must have, in life, with no room for compromise. Pluto opposing can help sever us from toxic connections to people or plans if we are willing to put how we feel, at the top of our list of priorities.

Jupiter squaring from Libra could be the challenge we each now find ourselves facing in how to handle our emotional natures without the need for absolute compromise. Sometimes, people lose, feelings get hurt. Sometimes there is no middle ground, there is no grey, there is only This or That. Much as we may now try to keep the peace by following rules of etiquette, the Full Moon in Cancer WILL have her way with us in revealing (bringing to our awareness through actual events of inner feelings) what we feel. It's up to us whether to act on it, repress it, deny it, fight it.

What will you do with the feelings that arise around this time?

Uranus squaring from Aries could be the angry inner animal we all possess, the primal side of our warrior spirits that wants to do as it pleases, with no thought but to being the most authentic free "Me" we can be. Explosive anger then, could be the hallway of this tie to the Cancer Full Moon, since Aries-Cancer is protective at best, and fiercely defensive at worst. Be careful you don't overstep the line and cross into someone else's personal space or territory at this time. And be wary of triggers and sudden irrational reactions. Cancer Full Moons can pull in the passive-aggressive, emotional manipulator side of this sign.

That's another key theme. Emotional Abuse. The manipulating of someone else to feel a certain way. Like advertising experts. Like the mother who threatens to cancel Christmas to get her way. The father who ignores his kids as punishment. Or the partner who scoffs at your sadness. However subtle, we are AWARE of it now, and we know when someone is setting out to deliberately hurt us. 
A long time standing emotional pattern could be about to end in your life, if you're willing to withdraw your involvement from it. Cancer Full Moons help in the dissolution of toxic loyalty or trauma bonding, any bad habits you want to give up and anything or anyone you no longer want to be attached to.

This Full Moon - remember that feelings pass. No need to get that worked up about anything, except...how you feel. A Catch 22? Honoring our feelings is essential now, but not living through them abandoning reason and sound judgement. Something from the past needs resolution and completion but part of us may want to hold on, To the old ways of doing and the old ways of being, but this only delays growth, snags up the traffic and blocks your flow. The past can often be resolved by facing the present with more awareness and...presence.  From nearly 24 years now in the field (time has flown, and what they say is true - I have enjoyed it!) I have seen countless times that our past (past lives, childhood, history) repeats throughout our lives as an echo, perhaps purified each time by our presence and actions, but always there, just behind the events and pictures, people and places of our Present Moment Lives. Major growth doesn't always come in huge leaps and bounds but in the gradual repetition of new patterns of behavior, through the many days of our lives. 

And sometimes, only the names have been changed....

Realize that despite your best efforts at catering to everyone to find a Win-Win, that you can't please everyone, and you're allowed to feel how you feel. You're free to react how you please, and act how you please but that it's a Higher Path and a Harder Path to rein in the raw, savage and to express our feelings without apology or guilt, shame or regret. The Lower Path is always available to us - regression back to childish behavior to bend those close to us to our whims and ways. As always, it's our Free Will Choice.

Accept what comes up around this time. Feel how it makes you feel. Decide what you'll do with the new insight. Stay? Go? Surge ahead? Pull back? Then turn your attention to finding a safe and grounded space of your own again, where you are safe to tend to your private needs, be yourself and safe to feel how you feel..until that feeling passes too.

Enjoy cocooning,

Neil 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Welcome to 2017:The Year of Honesty


How are you faring in the second week of 2017?

Due to time restraints and my writing projects, Weekly Scopes are now Weekly Thoughts - a look at the week ahead For Us All, instead of the traditional Sun/Rising Sign approach. I am hoping this helps illuminate prevailing cosmic weathers and our choices in *how* we approach these transits - with less emphasis on fated-experiences, and more on personal choice and evolution. We are, after all, In This Together. And you have Your Say, in how you choose to participate. Not choosing, is also a free-will choice. If you tire of the new format, I will try to continue the Individual Weeklies..

Despite my lessened social media presence in 2016, I am still hard at work behind the scenes with Readings. maintaining the websites, compiling the new books and continued talks with the TV peeps (getting nearer!) - amidst my own healing journey - Chiron has been passing over my Sun and Mercury for some time now, bringing home the actual work involved in Facing And Healing Wounds. It's not always pretty, and positive thinking only gets us so far...but from loss does come gain, I can assure you...and all dark nights of the Soul inevitably give way to the bright dawn. If you stick them out. All wisdom borne of the Scorpio Rising "Transitions &Trauma" school of life, which I will happily share with you in my work and writings - and Readings - this year.

If you haven't yet ordered one, make 2017 the year you invest back into Yourself and wake up to the beauty and truth of who you are, while acknowledging and smoothing out the rougher edges of your personality or life path. The Personal Astrology Reports I offer will not only remind you of your ultimate cosmic strength, power and possibilities (areas of guaranteed success this lifetime) but help support me in my continued work, so Thank You! You can also help us both by ordering a copy of Surfing Your Solar Cycles - a friendly and informative pep-talk to accompany you every month of your life through your ever-evolving Personal Cycles. Guaranteed, you'll find something new in each reading.

You can browse all that's on offer here.

As we move through 2017, Personal Truth becomes more obvious, thanks to karmic Saturn in Honest Sagittarius, as we continue to face the decision to either blossom into more open-minded citizens of the world, with Integrity, Optimism and Authenticity...or...face the dark tangents of prejudice, discrimination, deflated hope and loud-mouthed hyberbole.

In short, the difference between the Sincere and Insincere, the Real and the Phony, becomes ever clearer...if we listen to the voice of Intuition, forever whispering in our ears. Talk is cheap; actions will always speak louder. And the loudest voice, is not necessarily true.

Watch the Watcher; Judge the Judges.

First Weekly Thoughts is up - expect more in depth next time, each Monday - or additional, when something of note is brewing.


To the many adventures in store for us all, in 2017.

I salute you, fellow earthling!


Your Astrologer,
Neil

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mars at 29 Scorpio


Mars at 29 Scorpio


Cliche as it may be, it really is "darkest before dawn". 
The fact we are guaranteed a sunrise each day, is evidence enough that
 the Light always returns. 
Fear made a comeback in all our lives under this transit job 
and we've had our work cut out kicking it in its @$$! 
New Beginnings are just a mindset away...but...often mixed up in the 
messy business of 'endings'. Can you have one without other? 
Something is undeniably over or gone, while in other areas, 
situations or people are simply (or not so simply) going through intense rebirths 
along altered paths forever changed. 
It's all Hard Work, but something great is about to come from what seemed so terrible. 
No one gets left out, no one is forgotten. 
Hang in there as we squeeze through the bottleneck 
into the greater freedom of Mars entering worldly Sagittarius 
on August 2nd...


Monday, July 18, 2016

Structured Reaching: Mercury in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius


 
 



Need some mental stability, a fresh optimistic attitude, 
a new broad stroke of color to your creative offerings?
 
 Mercury in Leo has us Thinking Of The Fun we're about to have, 
or the Joy That's Sorely Missing
 
Playful (and Playing) minds can now tap into the Saturn in Sagittarius anchor - 
downloading Wisdom and Honesty - and some much needed 
"structured reaching" 
 to temper overly dramatic communications and conversations 
(within and without)...
 
 
Narrow minds are offered an opening now, recklessness is given a word of caution 
(and any appropriate Saturn limitation) and we may just discover a few Set in Stone Beliefs -
 and Judgments - blocking a more joyous head space, at least right now.

Channel thought into Learning Something to overcome inertia, 
Going Someplace to gain perspective or 
Passing On something about your own story, in order to draw in Feedback or Support.
 
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Your Astrologer,
Neil