Monday, December 26, 2016

New Moon in Capricorn - Rules and Resolutions

New Moon in Capricorn happening just after midnight December 29.

Capricorn is the sign ruling structures and organization so it seems quite fitting that we make our New Year's resolutions when the Sun is here each year. The energy implies starting at the bottom and with care and perseverance, ultimately arriving at the absolute top! So don't be shy about recognizing your flaws and imperfections now, the more realistic you are at this time the more you will receive the help you need. And of course the more clear you are about your goals the more easily you will recognize the help being offered.

Capricorn rules the skeletal structure and sometimes to move forward we need to get down to the bare bones. This means clearing out the old before bringing in anything new. A good place to start is the refrigerator. Throw out everything you aren't going to eat by the end of the year. This may include tossing some half filled salad dressing bottles that could still be good for another 6 months but if you start questioning and second guessing whether to hang on to them a little bit longer you'll end up keeping everything and BE STUCK FOR ANOTHER YEAR! So be ruthless. You should always feed yourself the very best, the very freshest food you can manifest. The quality of food you eat sets the tone for the quality of everything else you attract, including love and money.

This is also the ideal time to get some body work done like a facial that deeply cleans the gunk out of your pores and a massage that awakens your chakras. You deserve it!

Uranus has been retrograde since June and will be turning direct in Aries on Thursday too. The planet of freedom and independence coming out in the open now resonates with all of us this January as the country strives to understand just what this new political scene will open up. Mr Trump's election has brought all the hidden "politically incorrect" sentiments out in the open making it suddenly acceptable to be homophobic, racist, and even violent. Uranus in the Me First sign Aries not only underscores his "America First!" rhetoric but also on an individual level will be supporting people to put their own interests above everyone elses. Will this result in an escalation in selfish policies that trample the less fortunate in our world? Or will it trigger enlightened self interest and will we awaken in time to recognize that it is in our individual best interest to create a world that works for us all?

Perhaps this combination of the New Moon in Capricorn and Uranus turning direct  will make January the month where we recognize our flaws, admit our idiosyncrasies and then work towards improvement for all.

At this same time we also have Mars continuing in Pisces. Although there have been various attempts to derail Trump's election such as appeals to the Electoral College to cast their votes for Clinton and various lawsuits aimed at undermining his business empire, over all the protests have been tame. The fighter planet Mars in the sleepy sign of Pisces just isn't energized to do battle. In our personal lives we may also experience a desire to "make love not war" this month.

All together the planetary line up supports quiet efficiency for the next 30 days. Make your list, simplify clutter, think for yourself and don't stress.

May the new year be filled with all good things for you and your family and if there are some dark skys may the stars light your way.

Be Awesome,

Rosada, EXT 2340

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mars into Pisces: The Magic is in the Music.

People often get confused about what the Sun represents in a chart and what Mars represents. They do have similar functions. It's helpful to think of the Sun as meaning our core intention, the mother ship, while Mars represents the space shuttle that zips around the universe doing all the things our Sun intends. Thus the Sun describes the mission, the sign Mars is in tells how it will be accomplished. For example, if a person has the Sun in Aries their strong abiding purpose is to be the first to discover new frontiers but  how will they meet this goal? Mars shows the way. If a Sun in Aries person wants to be in the lead and if their Mars is also in Aries we then know they will reach success by leaping over every obstacle to reach the finish line first. But if their Mars is in stay-put Taurus they become drawn to careers where success comes from being able to out wait the competition - like buying property and waiting for it to appreciate. Mars in Virgo assists the Aries Sun by being sure work is done perfectly and so it's important the Aries chooses a realm of activity that rewards careful attention to detail. Otherwise Aries Sun/Virgo Mars types may slip into a habit of nit-picking and trying to win by showing where the other guy broke the rules. Knowing where Mars is in your birth chart gives a great boost to knowing what kind of work you are best suited for!

Knowing where Mars is overhead in the sky right now also helps because this lets us know how the energies are flowing in the moment  so we can match our pace with the flow. Is Mars moving in a fast sign? Slow? Zig-zagging all about? If we know the sign Mars is in we know if we need speed, patience or perfection to capture the gold. Last month we had Mars in Capricorn right up until election day. Mars in Capricorn has a tendency to want to build things like a family business and the winning candidate,  the one most in sync with this pattern, was Trump, who of course is famous for being a businessman. Furthermore his many children are in line to run his businesses while he is in office. So the collective unconscious represented by Mars in Capricorn seemed to favor a family business man and thus Trump captured the honor. Of course, Hillary could be said to have been running a family business too, because of her husband having previously held the office thus making politics their family business. Furthermore as Mars in Capricorn signifies results that come from long sustained effort, this planet positioned in Capricorn could have also helped Hillary because being elected would have meant achieving her lifelong goal. However, Mars was at the very last degree of Capricorn on election day suggested there would be no further growth for old businesses. The planet was moving on the day after the election into Aquarius to energize something completely different. So Hilary's old family business of running the country would not continue and Trump, the candidate representing the new, was elected..

 Now planets in Aquarius act up in ways that are frankly unpredictable. All you can know for certain is that when planets are in the sign of the water-bearer you best be ready to think for yourself and don't count on any of the old rules to hold true. That's certainly been the mood this last month with people refusing to accept the election results. Lots of independent thinking going on out there!

Interestingly, in the month since Trump was elected the news has been riveted on reporting all of his cabinet picks . Aquarius rules friends and advisors so focusing on who that group would be was a fitting manifestation of Mars in Aquarius.

 The cabinet picks have been mostly completed now and Mars moves on into Pisces, the sign ruling those left out of the group - societies victims and forgotten ones.  Finally the headlines of the day seem at last to be leaving their obcession with Trump and focusing on Christmas, the  holiday for being conscious of those in need, a truly Piscean occupation.

Mars in Pisces can manifest in a countless number of ways. The over all theme however is one of no longer being goal oriented as we were when Mars first entered Aries. Instead success comes from going with the flow - particularly flowing with Music.

How wonderful that just as we are being urged to become more conscious of music we enter the Christmas season - the time of year when caroling and bringing out the old favorite songs is what makes the holiday magic.

So please, play lots of music this week and maybe do a little singing yourself.
The force will be with you!

Ho x 3,
Rosada, EXT 2340

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mercury in Capricorn: Read Any Good Books Lately?

Mercury rules communication and Capricorn is the sign representing high achievement. What an auspicious time to get out The Good Book and re-read the greatest story ever told!:

The Birth of Christ according to Saint Luke.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (Because he was of the house and lineage of David.)
To be taxed with Mary, his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And so she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round them; and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you:
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known to us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph and the babe lying in the manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning the child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
- - - - -

Oh, I hope you enjoyed that!
Very nice line up of planets tonight. The Sun is in philosophical Sagittarius making an exact trine to Uranus in miracle making Aries. Say your prayers and dream big - this line up will bring a quick and positive response.
We can also look forward to Tuesday December 13 when a full Moon in Gemini and then a trine to Mars in Aquarius makes for a high energy afternoon and evening. If you've been slow to get into the Christmas spirit (not your fault - Saturn was conjuncting / squashing the Sun all last week) now's your chance to feel the vibe.

Mercury will be slowing down prior on Wednesday December 15 and turning retrograde next Monday, Dec.19.
Make an effort to at least get projects started before then or they may take forever to get completed!

Wishing you lots of holiday cheer and perfect parking places!


Rosada, EXT 2340

Monday, December 5, 2016

Venus Into Aquarius - Your Best Christmas Ever

Venus sweeps into Aquarius on Tuesday, December 7, where she will open up the love and money vibration to guarantee what ever we give will come back tenfold.
This is one of the best of all transits for group activities or gatherings with friends. You will feel friendly toward almost everyone, and they will be friendly in return. It's a grand time to have folks in for a party or to go out with a group. You will enjoy each others company immensely!

And the benefit is not limited to activities with friends. Any situation in which you deal with many people in a group setting is favored. For example. being a part of an audience at a Christmas program, a trip to the mall or even a business meeting will give Venus an opportunity to show  us, "Everyone is beautiful in their own way."

One of the more obvious signs that you are feeling the Venus in Aquarius vibe is that you find yourself wanting to do something to help on a larger scale. You will find opportunities to contribute to Good Causes catch you eye and there couldn't be a better time to volunteer. You will be able to recognize that we are indeed all one.

Relationships benefit from Venus in Aquarius by bringing us lovers who can also be our best friends. Many times in relationships we conceal our true identity - we pretend we love sushi or swear our partner's new haircut doesn't look ridiculous in order to avoid hurting feelings. Aquarius is the sign that demands truth and rules accidents so concealed realities tend to come out in the open in surprising and upsetting ways. Fortunately, with Venus here we can know it's safe to express ourselves and indeed many unexpected rewards come now from loving outside the box.

Venus will be in Aquarius through the first week of January so New Year's Eve parties will benefit too.

On a more somber note, the Sun will conjunct Saturn on Thursday, December 10.  As the Sun rules self expression and Saturn is all about what's real, if we haven't been taking good care of ourselves this line up could bring some harsh realities to light. It may manifest as something as simple as realizing we have to stick to our budget. Or Saturn may bring more profound insights making us unable to ignore difficult truths about jobs or love affairs that have gone on too long. The point is, when Saturn is involved we mustn't over do, we have to stop and bring things up to date. So expect some delays and meanwhile do what ever you can to fulfill old commitments. Saturn rules debts and he wont give anymore opportunities till the old promises are handled. Once you do, Sun conjunct Saturn can make you aware of some very real new opportunities.

Santa Claus is coming...

Rosada, EXT 2340