Monday, December 28, 2015

May The Force Be With You!

There's a saying about how astrology works: "The stars impel, they do not compel." This means the ancient cycles encourage us to follow the old patterns but no one is forced to align with The Force. Indeed, it is the very act of choosing to align - or not - that develops our consciousness. But whatever  we decide, by charting the courses of the planets, astrology enhances our ability to understand and make informed decisions.

Here's how we're being impelled this week:
The Sun, Mercury and Pluto are all in Capricorn this week meaning it's never been easier to make a plan and see it through. Capricorn is the sign of the executive, the CEO, boss and King. Take charge and find yourself leaping over tall buildings with a single bound! The two traits that might trip you up are:

1. Failure to delegate. Capricorns are famous for starting at the bottom and working their way to the top. Not because they love to suffer but because they want to know how everything is done from the ground up. A Capricorn doesn't mind starting on the lowest rung. He knows he's there to learn and that it's only a matter of time before he will advance. When carried to extremes however this idea of pulling one's self up by their own bootstraps becomes counter productive. A successful Capricorn doesn't bother to re-invent the wheel. He hires others to do what he wants done - especially when he knows someone else can do the job better than he can. A Capricorn friend of mine was out of work. He declared he was going to "hire himself an employer," which he did two days later. The new boss gave him complete freedom for designing the job - including setting his own pay. Capricorn in action.

2. Capricorn planet's warn us the second biggest pitfall now would be a failure to accept full responsability for whatever happens.

Many times when people experience setbacks or disappointments you hear them say it was due some unfair unforeseeable circumstance outside of their control – bad luck, bad planets(!) or maybe just their tragic childhood. Many might agree with them but the bottom line is blaming outside circumstances only disempowers you. Capricorns know we are responsible for all of it, even when we're not! When you find yourself in less than ideal circumstances affirm that you actually chose to have the experience. By accepting responsibility for whatever happens you are putting yourself in control. It's sort of like jumping on a runaway horse. You can't get him back on the path until you get in the saddle.

Next we need to consider that Venus will be leaving intense, nasty Scorpio on Tuesday December 29. We've seen some outrageous behaviors in the presidential debates due to Venus in Scorpio's fascination with sex and private parts. Donald Trump's obsession with Hilary Clinton's bathroom break was Venus in Scorpio at its worst. Perhaps our attention will finally move on from such shock and awe performances when Venus enters Sagittarius.

Mars, the god of war continues to navigate Libra, the sign of peace. Not an easy task. In the world of diplomatic affairs we see his influence in the successful negotiations to create a international agreements about global warming but when Mars is involved there is no promise of longevity so who knows if the treaties will last?. On a personal level we too may find ourselves needing to find a way to express ourselves effectively without ruffling a feathers. I think of some thank you notes I need to write for Christmas gifts that left me wondering. How to say "Thanks for thinking of me" when what I really want to ask is, "What ever were you thinking?"

Jupiter, the god of abundance continues in Virgo, the sign of work and service. Lots of details demanding our attention now through September. If you are looking for a new relationship take this opportunity to work on yourself and then meet your mirror image next fall when the good fortune planet enters the partnership sign of Libra.

Saturn in Sagittarius tries to bring practical form to philosophical ideals. At the first degrees of this fast moving sign he puts the breaks on progress until all the kinks have been worked out. He'll be pretty much a squelch till mid January when Venus in Sag will finally move past him and open up the road. Meanwhile be very sensible about investments. This placement rewards hard work and solid facts. Get rich quick schemes wont hold up.

Uranus has turned direct in Aries giving us all a stronger faith in our own insights. Enjoy your unique perspective – just don't expect everyone else to see things your way!

Neptune continues in Pisces making the barriers between us less and less solid. Whether it's refugees crossing borders into foreign countries, or cell phones connecting to people on the other side of the world, or visions and dreams invading our sleep, boundaries are becoming a thing of the past.

Pluto is such a slow moving planet it's influence often goes unnoticed unless it is connecting with one of you personal planets. This year Pluto will be having a strong effect on people born around the 8th and 9th of the month. If that's you then expect 2016 to be a year of major change and transformation.

Finally the Moon will be transiting through Leo, Virgo and Libra this week. We may start out feeling a bit blue now that the holidays and festivities are over because Moon in Leo is always hoping for a party but when she moves into healthy Virgo on Tuesday the mood should change and we'll actually want to eat right, clean house and get ready for 2016. When New Year's Eve finally arrives we may not even want another big holiday celebration as the Moon will then enter Libra where the emotions crave personal one-on-one connection.

I will be at the phones New Year's Eve so be sure to call for your personal 2016 reading!
Happy New Year Everyone and May The Force Be With You!

Rosada, EXT 2340

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Cancer Christmas Full Moon. Let Your Feelings Soar!

Awakenings aplenty this week:

Winter Solstice on Monday December 21 marks the longest night of the year. It's grand time for fellowship and feasting. Remember when two or three people are gathered together with intention, Higher Consciousness is there also.
Intend something good!

The Christian holiday of Christmas falls on Friday with a Super Full Moon. Our emotions will be stronger than our ability to suppress them so don't even try. Just hold onto that earlier intention of good will and enjoy the ride.

Okay, you've got the ideas now watch and see some major shifts and miracles manifesting over the weekend as Uranus, the god of electricity, turns direct thus electrifying - bringing to life! - the visions you've been holding.

How this will manifest in your personal life will probably be something along the lines of seeing opportunities to bring dreams into reality. Thus if you got together with some friends on the Winter Solstice and talked about how wonderful it is to be warm and cosy on a winter's night, Higher Consciousness will make you start to wish everyone could be warm too, and then...the feeling grows and...On the Christmas full Moon your feeling of compassion reaches  such a peak as you sense your own joy of home and family but also feel the heartache of those who are lost... and suddenly... there's a breakthrough when... Uranus turns direct and you recognize an opportunity where you can help make a difference!

So that's the path this week - talking and sharing + building emotions = surprising new solutions!

I think you will also enjoy being aware of some of the minor aspects taking place this week.
First off we are still in orb of the rare meet up between Mercury and Pluto that took place this last weekend. Pluto tends to first make things go bad but then after clearing out the old, new and better conditions enter in. Thus you may be experiencing situations where at first something goes wrong but then it is replaced by something better - turning lemons into lemonade so to speak. An example happened in my life yesterday when I called a fruit company to complain the gift basket I'd ordered never arrived. They promised to replace it with an even larger basket. :-) So if mix ups happen this week don't get mad, just deal with them calmly and see something better appear.
Thursday Venus in Secretive Scorpio will sextile generous Jupiter in perfectionist Virgo. Playing Secret Santa will be lots of fun and you just may get a surprise gift yourself.

The joining of the planet of Love, Venus in the sign of intense feelings, Scorpio with Jupiter. the planet of expansion, in Virgo the sign of details and perfection. puts me in mind of Mother Teresa's words of wisdom,

"We may not all be able to do great things, but we can all do small things with great love."

Merry Christmas!

Rosada, EXT 2340

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Mercury conjunct Pluto - He Knows If You've Been Naughty!

The Christmas spirit got a special boost of brotherly love this last week as 200 countries signed on for the Paris Climate Agreement. Equally auspicious, the main stream media is finally acknowledging what scientists have known for decades: Global Warming is a man made phenomenon. Next step is to see how we're going to handle this new understanding/problem. I see that already there are reports of politicians spinning the story to their own advantage but fear not, the change is already happening. The planet to thank is Mercury, the god of communication, passing through Capricorn, the sign known for telling it like it is. Plus now that it's no longer politically correct to deny climate change I believe Mercury is going to be bringing us more news of just how precarious our situation here on earth really is: On Saturday December 19 Mercury meets up with Pluto, the planet that rules pollution and - interestingly enough - also secrets. So in the days and weeks ahead we'll be learning things are even worse than we had thought but at least now the truth will be coming out.

This Saturday Mercury/Pluto meet up will most likely be effecting us in several other ways too. As there is also going to be a Moon conjunct Uranus that day you may find your schedule falls apart and things could become hectic. I urge you to get your major Christmas shopping done now because by next Saturday it's going to be CRAZY! However, this line up suggests the possibilities for some very lively holiday partying if you've got something fun and original to do. Just be sure to allow yourself lots of time to get where ever you need to be. And don't be afraid to spend a little extra. Mercury/Pluto can be intense - let's make it intensely special.

Earlier in the week we have a particularly pleasant line up on Wednesday when the Moon joins Neptune in Pisces, the sign of music and Venus trines Pluto suggesting an outpouring of goodwill. It could be a perfect time to invite a few friends over for caroling and hot cocoa.

On the political front we are seeing the Republican headliner, Donald Trump, continuing to grab headlines. The Mercury/Pluto conjunction on Saturday could catch him saying some even more outrageous things over the weekend. I'm expecting there to be a significant bit of weeding happening with the whole line up of candidates now. Pluto rules death so look for it to become obvious who will not be continuing till election day.

Finally, if you haven't sent your letter to Santa yet, get it in the mail (along with your Christmas cards) by the 15th to get the best response. Letters sent after that will be caught up in the Mercury-Pluto weekend frenzy, meaning they might get lost or worse, Santa will think we've been naughty, or worse that we don't care and THAT wouldn't be very nice at all!

Ho x 3,

Rosada, EXT 2340

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Why is Mother Teresa Already Recognized as a Saint?

  The debate concerning granting Mother Teresa sainthood is building to a crescendo this month. Like Princess Diana who became known as "The People's Princess" after Buckingham Palace refused to recognize her as one of their own, Mother Teresa has come to be considered a Saint by many even though the Catholic church has yet to bestow it's official approval. Astrologically it makes sense that both of these woman had to go outside the walls (the palace and the convent) to fulfill their destinies as there are very similar planetary patterns in the two charts. Furthermore these placements are getting intense attention this fall and early winter from Mars and Neptune meaning the Spiritual (Neptune) Energy (Mars) of these women will be more easily experienced and recognized by those who are attuned to it. Thus if you happen to be a fan of Diana or Mother Teresa you will most likely find them on your mind or popping up in your conversations now. In fact, if you are in need of a miracle this would be an excellent time to ask for Mother Teresa's help in your behalf as her "receiver" is wide open!

  Meanwhile, can you believe it? Christmas in less then three weeks! If you're not feeling the vibe yet don't despair - we're in  a waning Moon phase so it makes sense for emotions to be a tad sluggish and not easily enthused. I do expect we'll all be getting some sort of happy inspiration Monday morning, Dec. 7 when the Moon conjuncts Venus in Scorpio and there is a very jolly line up of planets Tuesday night, Dec.8. Still, as I say, it's a waning Moon so although these are very encouraging aspects, you should still probably lower your expectations and continue to be cautious for awhile.

  Hopefully, by maintaining a calm steady attitude we'll be able to keep centered through the rest of the week as I'm thinking it's not going to be an easy ride. Thursday morning Dec. 10, the Moon squares Neptune and conjuncts Saturn while Mars opposes Uranus. Suffering (Neptune) meets  Reality (Saturn) while Energy (Mars) ignites Chaos (Uranus). Obviously this is not very good news for the world political situation. That is, it's not very good if our thinking continues to be programmed by old fear messages. But what if rather than thinking these fearful aspects as portending WWIII, how about we consider Neptune representing prayer and using it to dissolve Saturn's fearful vib? Perhaps if we use our innate ability to contact Higher Mind we can channel the Mars/Uranus energies so they do not create panic and destruction but rather seed us each individually with breakthrough knowledge and insight?

Certainly it's worth sending up a prayer - and if you're up for a little name dropping, don't hesitate to say Mother Teresa sent you!


Rosada, EXT 2340