Thursday, March 21, 2019

Astro Tips for March 20 2019 Full Moon



Happy Vernal Equinox and Full Moon in VIrgo. Moon is connected with the Sun in Pisces, Mercury retrograde in Pisces, and Neptune in Pisces. Wow. Neptune is the planet that rules Pisces. We have lots of blurry, foggy energy to deal with. For some of us this takes the form of fatigue. Don't hesitate to take naps. Escape into movies, not drugs. meditate or take a walk and celebrate nature. Virgo Moon brings some left brain clarity after days of weird inner thoughts and feelings. Am I crazy? Virgo says NO you are not. Just relax and connect with your brain cells. I keep losing things in the house. What about you? Mercury retrograde in Pisces. Dreamy. Remember Neptune tends to dissolve what it touches.In this case, it's the BRAIN and communication. Boundaries are a serious issue. We are one and we are all connected but we are each an individual person. Keep that in mind. Watch out for manipulation in the news and from other people as well. Don't fall for sales pitch. Easy time to buy without thinking it through. Think it through. It's all good. We are on our way to rebirth and renewal. Say yes to that!

Linda Sprague

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Astro Tips. New Moon in Pisces March 6, 2019





New Moon in Pisces. March 6, 2019

Planet Neptune is featured in the New Moon event.  Neptune tends to dissolve what it touches.

Hold on to your Ego!  The New Moon in Pisces this week , on March 6, was sitting beautifully with the Sun and Neptune. Neptune tends to dissolve whatever it touches.  The ego, the mind, the body, the truth, your energy, and your motivation may get softened, blurred, diminished or weakened by Neptune’s touch.  The Sun/Neptune togetherness has continued throughout the week. Big yawn. The Sun and Neptune together is great for a silent retreat, yin yoga, long naps, movies, petting your cat and most anything that doesn’t require super expenditure of energy. Neptune tends to dissolve what it touches.  The Sun is our vital energy and also our conscious ego (who we think we are).  Neptune and Sun joining together can bring confusion, self-doubt (about that ego), and diminished energy. Take note please that this period is short for most of us.  Please don’t blame Neptune for being totally lazy. The people most affected by this New Moon in Pisces with a big hit of Neptune are those affected by Pisces and Neptune.  Born under the sign of Pisces or you have Pisces as rising sign or you have the Moon in Pisces? You are seriously affected by this New Moon.  Especially people born this first week of March need to see this as a time to slow down and not over commit.  These folks need extra rest.  People who are under big Neptune transits also need rest.

Is Neptune transiting Pisces testing us, putting us through a collective initiation about truth and reality?

Neptune and Sun together also brings confusion in our society. What is the truth, for crying out loud???? Neptune seems to connect us with mass hysteria and drinking some odd kool-aide. Perhaps we could do our own research on news flashes if they seem outrageous.  Neptune rules trends, like fashion and popular TV shows. Unfortunately Neptune is beginning to affect the collective political climate in an extreme manner.  We are living in a reality-show world. I’m sure there is something super important to be learned from this.  Neptune teaches us compassion. We experience continual updates about the suffering of humanity and all sentient beings and this gives us opportunity to stretch and have compassion for things beyond our domicile and neighborhoods. In addition, Neptune teaches us to discern reality from deception and sabotage.  Is this a test?  Is Neptune transiting Pisces testing us, putting us through a collective initiation about truth and reality? 

Neptune and Pisces are embedded in the 12th house of the zodiac.  The 12the house is mysterious. It is full of everything. This earth plane and all its institutional hallways are included in the 12th house of the zodiac. People get lost in hallway corridors and sometimes open the wrong door. Other Neptunian departments of the 12th house are: dreamtime, other dimensions of reality, the cosmos, sound currents from the Universe, sacred geometry, the Divine and LUNACY.  It’s no wonder we have a complicated existence.  No wonder we want to escape with alcohol, TV and religions that give us a pat answer to everything.  The 12th house is a lot of take on. This New Moon in March is full of 12th house, Neptunian, topics.

Higher Truth Requires Humility

Right now with Neptune and Sun (the solar energy that feeds us and keeps us alive) traveling together in the sky, we have an opportunity to explore our own complexity. Think about how you escape to make things simple. Our country wants to escape the complexity of oneness by building a wall. Will that work? How can we embrace the bigger, awesome panorama of existence?  Remember:  As above, so below (Hermes Trismogistus) and Everything is connected, the web is holy (Marcus Aurelius). Higher truth requires humility and this is something the ego struggles with. Hold on to your ego. Ego is a good thing but it needs to safely expand to understand the self in relationship to everything else.  This requires that we be open to the fullness of experiences, rather than closed off by mental beliefs.   By Linda Sprague

“God is not a concept, but an experience.” J. Pittman McGehee, Episcopal Priest and Jungian Analyst.



Sunday, January 20, 2019

Astro Tips Lunar Eclipse January 20/21, 2018





Lunar Eclipse
January 20/21, 2019

The Lunar Eclipse is occurring in the Sign Leo at zero degrees Leo. Of course the Full Moon in Leo opposes the Sun in Aquarius.  The Sun is joined with Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn, along with Saturn in Capricorn.  Planet Uranus is making a challenging connection to the Lunar Eclipse at 28 degrees of Aries.

Uranus can bring sudden upsets or surprises, and sometimes they are life changing. This Eclipse could bring significant changes for many people. Since eclipses start before the actual day and continue for months after the eclipse date, we can look to humanity and the government shutdown as the big upset that is life changing for hundreds of thousands of people.  Leo (where the moon is) rules the individual while Aquarius (where the Sun is) rules humanity.  Capricorn, where Mercury, Pluto and Saturn are currently sitting, rules the government.

One more tip:  Uranus belongs to the sign of Aquarius.  Therefore this eclipse is associated with disruption for the people and the cause is the government. If you are not a government employee affected by the shutdown, count your blessings. Think about how long this shut down will impact the employees.  You and I both know that once you get behind it’s really hard to catch up. Even if you get a big check down the line, it’s already committed. It’s not a good solution for our country and it is affecting the economy across the board.

And that brings us to where the eclipse is actually occurring:  Leo, the individual and Aquarius, humanity.  How do we balance our individuality with other people? This is a good time to ask yourself:  what are my talents and gifts that I can share with other people to make a better place here on Earth?  How can I share from my heart and soul without getting totally carried away by my ego and my desire to out-do everyone else?  How can I balance my desire to share and receive attention and abundance in a way that is in accordance with the good for all? Right now, in our government, there is an abundance of individual ego battling the suffering of humanity.

Maybe this energy will help us envision what we want for ourselves in a way that also envisions goodness for others AND the elimination of unnecessary suffering. We will always have suffering, illness, and loss. That is part of life. But some suffering, like the government shutdown causing trauma and distress for so many . . . is that necessary suffering?  Of course we need to look at our own consciousness.  Any government is a reflection of the people.  Who are we and what can we do as individuals to make it different?  Things to think about as we gaze at that beautiful eclipse!