Sweet Words—about Anne’s work

June 26, 2012

From David Roell, astrological publisher and top astrological bookseller.  Check out www.astroamerica.com to learn anything you want to know about astrology, and to sign up for his free newsletter.

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I have known Anne Beversdorf since 2003. She is an accomplished astrologer with 20 years experience. She says she has read some 14,000 charts and credits time spent at StarScroll 800 as a telephone astrologer for sharpening her skills. She is accomplished with both Western and Vedic astrology, having studied with Hart de Fouw and K.N. Rao, two of the leading Vedic astrologers. Anne has written for The Mountain Astrologer, as well as for many other journals and newsletters, including her own. She has given seminars in the US and abroad. She is the author of Vedic Secrets to Happiness, which at the moment is on my desk. Anne Beversdorf is, in sum, one of the outstanding astrologers of the present day. From long experience, she is sensitive to the needs of her clients, offering insights into psychological blind spots, as well as effective astrological remedies and useful predictive analysis.

Since 1993, I have run the Astrology Center of America, which, since 1996 has been on-line as AstroAmerica.com. I have long been the nation’s leading astrological bookstore. Since 2002 I have published books under Astrology Classics, which now number nearly 50 titles. Since I first got into astrology as a profession in 1986, I have met most of the leading astrologers of the day. I am pleased to count Anne Beversdorf not only as an outstanding astrologer, but also as a personal friend.

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Wow!  THANK YOU, DAVID!

April 2012 Newsletter

April 4, 2012

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Apr 2012   Issue 29; 2012..3
In This Issue
1. NEW BOOK Pre-order Offer
2. Invitation to Art Opening
3. Invitation to UAC
4. Retrograde Updates
5. Accents and Elements Gallery
6. Baby Update
7. Audio Mantras (mp3)
8. Astro-Remedies for Tough Times.–Ebook
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For nearly 20 years I’ve been working on a book that will allow anyone to use the Vedic Planetary Remedies to improve life.  Finally it’s done.   See below for more!  (And see #6 Baby Update for an immediate real-life example.)

 

2. Another Art Opening–You’re invited.

 

3. United Astrology Congress:  Presentation

 

4. Retrograde update (Mars, Mercury, Venus!)

 

5. Ongoing Gallery Show:  Accents and Elements, Austin.

 

6. Baby update (with picture!)

 

Have you been steamrolled by these retrogrades?  Are you ready for another one?  Try a “Catch-Me-If-You-Can reading or schedule a full overview by emailing me here.

—Anne B.

NEW BOOK:  PRE-PUB DISCOUNT SPECIAL

 

Publication date: May 14, 2012.

 

Pre-publication discount, free shipping (USA), autograph, yours until May 14.

VEDIC SECRETS TO HAPPINESS:  Life’s Handbook

by Anne Beversdorf

 

The Vedic tradition of knowledge is truly a spiritual technology.  Over millennia the sages of India have understood how to tweak the energy systems we’re immersed in so our lives can function better.  When our life is off-balance, we forget our goals.  From improving moods to saving the life of a micro-preemie baby, these remedies can apply to any area of life. Learn how in Vedic Secrets to Happiness. (Click here to read more.)

 

300 pages of examples, self-assessment tools, detailed activity sheets and index to help you get started immediately.  RETAIL:  $22.95

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2. Dragonfly Gallery
You’re Invited to a Show Opening Reception!
April 12, 2012;
4007 Marathon Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
 including works by Anne Beversdorf
Opening Reception 5:30 – 7:30 pm
This is a juried show, meaning entries must pass the approval of art experts to be accepted into the show.
Open your calendar and write it down.
I’d love to see you there.

3. United Astrology Congress, New Orleans
May 23-28

It’s not too late to register (HERE) for UAC.  It’s a great way to meet others interested in astrology, lots of exposure to brilliant minds, a great bookstore, and a lecture on 5/27 by yours truly. And for the few minutes you can spare from the festivities INSIDE the conference, New Orleans is still a great city for food, friends, and fun.  I hope to see you there.

4. Retrogrades Rule!
This is an unusual spring for many reasons.  Right now Mercury is retrograde, and so is Mars.  And on May 15, Venus will retrograde til June 28.
Mars and Venus don’t retrograde every year, and this year they’re doing it in lockstep with Mercury.  And they’re sharing something else important:  ALL THREE PLANETS will make stations (the point at which, as in the image above, they stop and “turn around”) at 23 degrees mutable.  Mars started this at 23 Virgo.  Mercury opposes it at a 23 Pisces station.  Venus will fill in the 3rd corner of this retrograde collision at 23 Gemini.
What does this mean?  If you have planets at 23 degrees, things are hopping in your life.  If they’re at 23 mutable, they’re popping like popcorn, without letup!  Look at the houses and the rulerships of your planets to see where you’ve got action.
All this is a re-examination of our actions, values, thoughts, use of energy to get ready for the first of seven EXACT squares between Uranus and Pluto in June (during the Venus retrograde, suggesting that the clash will be over a RE-evaluation of our collective values).  The 60’s were defined by a Uranus-Pluto conjunction.  Powerful energy, but in a conjunction they’re working together for change.  A square isn’t so friendly.  These planets (Uranus:  freedom, individuality, the good of the whole, vs Pluto: the power of the plutocrats) will literally “square off,” ready for a collision of titans.  Yes, things will change, but it won’t be a sweet process.

5. Accents and Elements Gallery, Austin, TX
 
 This is a gorgeous gallery–you’ll love everything you see.
Do stop by soon if you’re near Austin.  I keep rotating my images on display there and would love you to see them.   If you’re in Austin, stop by at 5925 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757 

6. Nephew William Update
William John Beversdorf (born 1/23/12 at 2:40 am, Columbia, MO, at 22 weeks and 1 lb. 3 oz)
Here he is, tucked into his mother’s shirt! As you can see, he’s off the ventilator now. He’s just topped two pounds and is doing remarkably well.  There’s one surgery ahead, to undo the temporary colostomy.  He’s been meeting all pre-natal milestones on time–like putting his hands together, and putting them in his mouth.  Mom and Dad are still there 24/7.  14-hours each in the NIC-U.  They only see each other when their shifts overlap for two hours.
The day William was born I called Ben Collins at www.puja.net to have ceremonies done for him.  These are part of the recommendations in my new book Vedic Secrets to Happiness. Ben asked what I wanted, and I said “We do NOT want a miracle where a baby that shouldn’t live barely hangs in.  We WOULD like a miracle where a healthy baby lives.  Narasimha, who was in India at the time, started the series of ceremonies within twenty minutes of my call to Ben.  I could feel the energy shift within the hour.
How big a miracle is this?  There is only ONE OTHER baby this premature who lived.  EVER.  And William is coming through this with no apparent cognitive damage and apparently no long-term physical difficulties.
We’re all tickled pink!—or should I say Blue!

Audio Mantras –Now available on my website!

I’ve finally recorded and uploaded a series of Mantras to my web site.  If you are interested in astrological remedies, you can find planetary mantras at my website under “Astro-Remedies” and then selecting the planet whose mantra you’re seeking.  A full page of long mantra links can be found HERE.  Words are included.

My most-frequently used mantra is the Mrityunjaya Mantra.  You can listen to it, and to any of the others at the link above.  Thank you, Ricia Doren, for the Ganapati Mantra audio!

“Astrologicical Remedies for Tough Times”    E-Book (Only $9.00)
ebook The ancient Vedas not only include astrology (“the science of light”)… they also include ways to shift the energies in your life to a more harmonious, healthful, and happy pattern.   In this ebook you’ll learn which weekday is Your best remedy day, and you’ll learn lots of creative, interesting, odd, inexplicable and effective ways to shift the energies at work in your life.  (Yes, odd as it seems, they really work.)
You can learn more about astrological remedies here, and you can order the ebook by sending me an email here.  You can use paypal, a credit card, or send me a check–just state your preference in your email.

Contact Anne for an in-depth astrological reading, or use the “Catch-Me-If-You-Can” option for quick answers to immediate crises.   Clients rave about Anne’s deep insight into their personal lives and the practical ideas for moving forward.
A recent client commented
“I came to you in deep despair and even though nothing external has changed yet, I’m leaving this session with renewed joy and optimism”.

For more information click here. 
Session and rate info, click here.
Testimonials… here.
To email Anne, click here.

Thanks for being here, and ’til next time…  may all life bring you joy!
Sincerely,
Anne Beversdorf
Stariel Astrology

March 2012 Newsletter

March 3, 2012

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Mar 2012    Issue 28; 2012.2
In This Issue
1. VIDEO: Who Are We Becoming
2. Phoenix Art Gallery Show
3. Diocesan Art Gallery Show
4. March Astro-Updates
5. Accents and Elements Gallery
6. Baby Update
7. Audio Mantras (mp3)
8. Astro-Remedies for Tough Times.–Ebook
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Four quick announcements this month, including real VIDEO of the Who Are We Becoming lecture.

1. Video link–Who Are We Becoming: I’m proud of this lecture and thrilled that the video is available, with the powerpoint images for you to see.

 

2. Two art openings!  Mar 3, and Mar 8, in Austin, with my stuff in the shows. And one more gallery with 8 pieces on display

 

4. Astro Awareness for March!

 

4. Nephew update. —Thanks to all of you for prayers and good wishes.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about how 2012 will affect YOU, contact me for either a full appointment, or ‘just a quickie’ by emailing me here.

—Anne B.

1.Who Are We Becoming? 

   Austin IONS Lecture by Anne Beversdorf
 

Anne Beversdorf,
Anne Beversdorf, “Who Are We Becoming?” Presentation for Austin IONS, January 10, 2012
 We are living in a web of cycles within cycles, almost like Nesting Dolls, and these cycles are changing the nature of what it means to live in our world.  So Who are we Becoming?  Thanks to Bob Price, now you can see this lecture complete with powerpoint illustrations.
Jeannie Goldwire wrote: ” Every time I hear Anne talk, I feel validated in my experiences–like I am not crazy, there really is a reason why certain things have been going on. … Example: my To Do Lists nowadays are empty threats and I often don’t follow through on them (= Saturn’s ways don’t work as well anymore); my “bug antennae” are my best guide for what is to be my next step (Neptune ingress to Pisces).”

 

2. Phoenix Trades Depot
Art by Anne Beversdorf: Gallery and Opening
The show opens at 6 pm on Saturday, Mar 3, at 2415 East 5th Street in Austin.  One of my favorite tapestries will be included… and you can visit my tapestry almost any time between now and May 14.  There will be many other artists’ works also exhibited, so come, look around, enjoy!

3. The Austin Diocese Gallery
Religious Art Opening and Show
Five of my favorite works will be shown at the Catholic Diocesan Gallery of Austin.  The show opens March 8, at promptly 5:30 pm, when the Bishop will be present to open the show with a few words.
     I hope you’ll be able to come to the 3/8 opening and enjoy the amazing spiritually inspired works of art in this show. The works will be on display through August.
  6225 East Highway 290, Austin.  Just off 35 and just east of the Mexican restaurant with the spectacular roofline. 5:30 pm 3/8/12

4. Watch out for March!
March has definitely come in like a lion and may not go out like a lamb.  Mars is still retrograde, of course, until April 14.  So the principles of action, assertion, and aggression–all themes of moving forward, are being characterized by awkwardness at best and idiotic immaturity and angry impulsiveness at worst. With the New Moon (new beginnings) of March 8 conjunct Mars, these themes are re-energized for the next month.
     Then, on March 10, there’s a volatile and very exact grand trine. Trines are an easy flow of energy between planets, and this trine isn’t pretty. Mars (action/assertion/aggression) trines Pluto (the plutocracry, the power bigger than we are, also rage, obsession). Mars and Pluto paired can be extreme violence. On this day they both trine Jupiter, which makes things BIGGER.  I hope we aren’t looking at an explosion in the Iraq/Israel/USA situation. We may see other outbreaks of violence.
     Jupiter on this day is pretty close to Venus, (these are the two planets which have been so visible in the night sky). Venus controls money issues, young women, and desires.  We can expect more outrageous silliness over the supposed morals and sexual actions of young women, and more outrage over banking and bureaucracies.
     Then, on the 12th, Mercury goes retrograde until April 4. This is more than the usual Mercury RX, because it will be in Mars’ sign, while retrograde Mars will be in Mercury’s sign.  This mutual exchange means we’ll be seeing a lot of screwed up messaging of the sort where one person (or country, or political party) dramatically retaliates against another for something they later discover didn’t happen.
     That’s not all either. The Full Moon (full expression of the theme started on March 8) on March 22 will be right next to Uranus (shocks, revolutions, accidents) and Mercury (speech, communication, travel).  This energy pattern is being challenged by Pluto, and whenever you have Pluto and Uranus squaring off (watch out for June, too), you can count on outbursts. If you’re a media watcher, this will be an entertaining display of over-the-top statements from all sides.  Whew!
     As always, if these degrees match planets in your birth chart you’ll be in the thick of it, and if not, you’ll be watching from the sidelines.

5. Accents and Elements Gallery, Austin, TX
Eight of my tapestries are on display here, including several Easter images, and some brand new ones. This is a gorgeous gallery–you’ll love everything you see there.  If you’re in Austin, stop by at 5925 Burnet Road  Austin, TX 78757 

6. Nephew William Update
William John Beversdorf (born 1/23/12 at 2:55 am, Columbia, MO, at 22 weeks and 1 lb. 3 oz) is doing very well.  If you look online for babies this early, you won’t find them. He’s already a miracle at nearly 6 weeks old. He had a bit of a setback requiring stomach surgery, but that was weeks ago, and after dropping to 15 oz, he’s now closing in on 2 pounds.
     On March 2nd he became a star, being featured on the webcam for the local Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser. It was my first chance to see him and he pulled out all stops, crying, waving his arms around, then calming down and looking around with big eyes.  This stardom is consistent with his ascendant ruler being at the very top of his chart.  We can expect

Audio Mantras –Now available on my website!I’ve finally recorded and uploaded a series of Mantras to my web site.  If you are interested in astrological remedies, you can find planetary mantras at my website under “Astro-Remedies” and then selecting the planet whose mantra you’re seeking.  A full page of long mantra links can be found HERE.  Words are included.

My most-frequently used mantra is the Mrityunjaya Mantra.  You can listen to it, and to any of the others at the link above.  Thank you, Ricia Doren, for the Ganapati Mantra audio!

“Astrologicical Remedies for Tough Times”    E-Book (Only $9.00)
ebook The ancient Vedas not only include astrology (“the science of light”)… they also include ways to shift the energies in your life to a more harmonious, healthful, and happy pattern.   In this ebook you’ll learn which weekday is Your best remedy day, and you’ll learn lots of creative, interesting, odd, inexplicable and effective ways to shift the energies at work in your life.  (Yes, odd as it seems, they really work.)
You can learn more about astrological remedies here, and you can order the ebook by sending me an email here.  You can use paypal, a credit card, or send me a check–just state your preference in your email.

Contact Anne for an in-depth astrological reading, or use the “Catch-Me-If-You-Can” option for quick answers to immediate crises.   Clients rave about Anne’s deep insight into their personal lives and the practical ideas for moving forward.
A recent client commented
“I came to you in deep despair and even though nothing external has changed yet, I’m leaving this session with renewed joy and optimism”.For more information click here. 
Session and rate info, click here.
Testimonials… here.
To email Anne, click here.
Thanks for being here, and ’til next time…  may all life bring you joy!
Sincerely,
Anne Beversdorf
Stariel Astrology

Update: Watch Out for March

March 3, 2012

     March has definitely come in like a lion and may not go out like a lamb.  Mars is still retrograde, of course, until April 14.  So the principles of action, assertion, and aggression–all themes of moving forward, are being characterized by awkwardness at best and idiotic immaturity and angry impulsiveness at worst. With the New Moon (new beginnings) of March 8 conjunct Mars, these themes are re-energized for the next month.

   On March 12th, Mercury goes retrograde until April 4. This is more than the usual Mercury RX, because it will be in Mars’ sign, while retrograde Mars will be in Mercury’s sign.  This mutual exchange means we’ll be seeing a lot of screwed up messaging of the sort where one person (or country, or political party) dramatically retaliates against another for something they later discover didn’t happen.  This gets exaggerated big-time by the energies building toward…

  March 13. The 13th brings us a volatile and very exact grand trine.  Trines are an easy flow of energy between planets, and this trine isn’t pretty. Mars (action/assertion/aggression) trines Pluto (the plutocracy, the power bigger than we are, also rage, obsession). Mars and Pluto paired can be extreme violence. And this Mars is more confused than ever because of the double-retrograde connection of Mars and Mercury (miscommunications–possibly dangerous ones.) On this day they both trine Jupiter, which makes things BIGGER.  I hope we aren’t looking at an explosion in the Iraq/Israel/USA situation. We may see other outbreaks of violence.

     Jupiter on this day is pretty close to Venus, (these are the two planets which have been so visible in the night sky). Venus controls money issues, young women, and desires.  We can expect more outrageous silliness over the supposed morals and sexual actions of young women, and more outrage over banking and bureaucracies.

     That’s not all either. The Full Moon (full expression of the theme started on March 8) on March 22 will be right next to Uranus (shocks, revolutions, accidents) and Mercury (speech, communication, travel).  This energy pattern is being challenged by Pluto, and whenever you have Pluto and Uranus squaring off (watch out for June, too), you can count on outbursts. If you’re a media watcher, this will be an entertaining display of over-the-top statements from all sides.  Whew!

     As always, if these degrees interact closely with your birth chart, you’ll be in the middle of it.  If not, you get to watch from the sidelines.

Mars’ Station and ME

February 1, 2012

If you’ve noticed anything about astrology (past your Sun Sign), you’re probably aware that the SLOW planets pack a wallop.  Planets like Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.  Why?  Because they take their sweet (or not so sweet) time to deliver their full message.  What other planets are slow?  ANY planet that stations retrograde or direct.  It’s just plain not moving at all.
   And when a stationary planet is exactly conjoin one of your natal planets, you’d better believe something will happen. The last time this happened to me, Mercury stationed exactly on my 6th house Pluto: 6th house–pets.  Pluto–police; powers that are bigger than you are.  On that day, I had gone to a conference at a hotel which, the year before welcomed pets.  So I brought my ‘baby’.  They told me he wasn’t allowed.  I explained my confusion and they granted me a reprieve til the end of the day, when I had to drive back to my home (fortunately in driving distance) and drop him off.  On the way home, I was ticketed by a police officer as I changed lanes “too close to the intersection”  (two car lengths before the intersection…???!).   Not a fun day.
… So when I saw that Mars would station retrograde at 23 Virgo, exactly on my 23 Virgo Venus and 23 Virgo Ceres, I knew that something would happen.  …..Feeling a bit like a rabbit in the headlamps, I asked a few friends what they would project, and while we came close with the theme, nothing prepared me for the detail.
Venus rules my Moon, which is in Taurus, in the 2nd house.  Venus rules my 3rd house, and Libra is intercepted in my 8th house.  The second house is about value systems. Third is siblings. The 8th is death and rebirth.  Moon, of course, is mother.   Ceres, in my experience, is about a mother-who-lost-a-child, or a child-who-lost-a-mother.  It’s also about in-law issues (Ceres/Demeter being Pluto’s mother-in-law.)
Two friends suggested that there might be something about my mother’s value system…  and I admitted that I had been shaken up a bit by her Christmas announcement that she is, at age 87, in love.  I wondered if this was a way to avoid thinking about the anticipated birth of her first grandchild in May.  She also confessed that she is afraid to connect to this grandchild, as much as she has wanted one.  The backstory here is that this brings back the trauma of the accidental death of her 2-year-old daughter 50 years ago.  (Ceres!) More backstory:  this was the child born after my menstrual cycle began, and there was a lot of joking that I had taken over so much that it must be MY baby.
Here is what happened:  On Jan 23, the day before Mars turned around, my brother and his wife delivered a 22-week baby at 1 pound, 3 oz.   We have all been in ‘fear and trembling’ hoping for the best, whatever that might be.  I immediately talked to Ben Collins at www.puja.net to have protective ceremonies done (they began that very night).  Little William is still alive and has had no emergencies so far, so we’re beginning to hope.  (Venus ruling my 3rd house, representing my brother, and Venus lives in my 7th house–5th from the 3rd–his children.  The Mars station popped out William, with Aries rising!.  And of course, this child lost his mother too early, in a manner of speaking.  We can only pray that the mother won’t lose the child.
Then, on Jan 24, my mother (still age 87) announced that she will be getting married!  My Moon in Venus’ sign, with Venus entertaining, so to speak, the stationary Mars.  I begged her to wait til Mars goes direct.  She will.
Stationary Mars.  Mars as the spark of life.  Mars, representing brothers in Vedic astrology.  Mars as blood.  Venus/Mars as the archetypal love affair.  Ceres Mars, the danger of childbirth.  Mars the creator, and Mars the destroyer; Mars the lover…
Since these weren’t the only things that happened this week (married roommates moved out, Jeanne Avery went into a nursing home and I’ve been involved in placing her doggies, taking one myself), I am apologizing already for the lack of organization in my writing here….  but here it is.
COUNT on stationing planets when they are exactly on your own.  They will make stuff happen, guaranteed!

Vedic View of 2012

January 31, 2012

This is a short audio section (26 minutes) of my part of a panel presentation for the January 2012 meeting of Austin’s astrological society.  It starts with a view of 2012 strictly from the vedic perspective, and ends with my commentary on how to prepare for the energy changes, based on tropical astrology (the Great Saturn/Neptune Divorce).

 

Lecture: Who Are We Becoming

January 12, 2012

Here’s the audio to the lecture I gave on Jan 10 for the Austin IONS group.   Soon I’ll be able to add a link to a video of the session, which includes being able to see the powerpoint.  But if you’ve got an mp3 player and want to listen as you go about your life, here’s the spot.

Subject:  Who Are We Becoming…   A Symphony of Symbols.

We are nested within cycles of time.  In addition to the larger patterns, we are also subject to the energy fields of shorter-term cycles, and these all interact to create the conditions of our times.   How will it affect you?  How will you affect our times?   Listen here!

 

Presenting, at United Astrology Congress in New Orleans…

November 13, 2011

My proposal to do a presentation on Vedic Astrological Remedies has been accepted as a session at the UAC Conference in New Orleans, this May.  Unfortunately I don’t yet have the exact date and time, but the conference will be at the end of May, 2012.

The “New” Neptune

August 11, 2011

The Divorce between Saturn and Neptune

Since Neptune entered Pisces last March, we earthlings have experienced totally new and different:  Neptune without the influence of Saturn!   When Neptune, the most ethereal of all planetary influences, was discovered in 1846, it apparently required the influence of Saturn to be brought to earthbound consciousness:   It was discovered at 25 degrees of Aquarius, right next to Saturn, also at 25 Aquarius.

But in 2009-2010, Neptune finally made it’s long cycle to return to the position of its discovery.  Generally, astrologers opine that the “discovery return” is our first chance to really understand an planet, since we are now seeing its cycle in its entirety.  But this time we had THREE returns to that discovery degree–and each of these returns were potently conjunct other planets.

The first, in April 09, was conjunt Chiron, both at 25 Aquarius.  This bound Neptune to the “shock that heals”.   The second, later that summer, was conjunct (at 25 degrees) BOTH Chiron and Jupiter:  Chiron helps Jupiter heal our ability to believe and trust.   The third return was in 2010, and was conjunct (all at 25 degrees) BOTH Chiron and Venus:  Healing our wounded value systems.

But the real shock came this year, when Neptune finally left Saturn’s sign of Aquarius.  Separating Neptune–our deepest spiritual ideals–from the stern taskmaster of Saturn left many of us in a strange kind of limbo–lassitude, an inability to whip ourselves into performance, a questioning of why we do what we do.  Acedia, ennui, the big “whatever” shrug…  how do we reach spiritual ideals without Saturn driving us?

The conjunctions of the return answer the question:  We are shocked into recognizing the false pairing of Saturn “shoulds” with Neptune’s ether, we are shocked into letting go and trusting, and we are shocked into revising our outmoded value systems.   This is a period of free-fall and reorientation, and it’s amazing to see the story told in the skys.

July-Aug Newsletter

July 28, 2011

 

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July-Aug 2011  

Issue 24; 2011.7

In This Issue
1. The Stars’ Influence
2.The New Neptune
3. August Astro-Weather
4. Mind/Time Bending
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Here’s the corrected version.  Due to an editing error, I left out the SUBJECT of the first article!!  Oops for sure.  And there’s another tidbit in the August news.  Sorry for the duplication!I’ve been flattered by a bunch of you asking “where is the July newsletter?”   Gee!  People are reading this!   Thanks!

NOTE:  If you’re out and about and want to share this newsletter with friends, they can subscribe via cell phone by dialing 22828 and texting STARIEL.

Actually, I sent 2 out in June…  and this, coming so late in July, will cover most of August, too.

Here’s what’s on my mind right now.

1.  Do the stars “influence” us???  Get out your dictionary and check out this article.   (thanks, Deborah!)  WOW!!!
2.  The “New Neptune”
3.  August astro-weather  (it’s heating up!)
4. Re-run:  Rupert Sheldrake  (who thinks “the ‘laws of the physics’ may be more like Habits.”

1. What is “Influence”??
Do the Stars Influence Us?
 

I had to get out my Oxford English Dictionary for this one.   My dear friend and fellow astrologer, Deborah Parker, called me this week and read me her newest blog (and you should read it too– here it is.  Her commentary is sublime!)  I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and like Deborah, ran for my dictionary.  The question?  What is the definition of the word INFLUENCE???Here’s what the OED says.

(read more here) ….
“influence…”a.  the supposed flowing or streaming from the stars or heavens of an ethereal fluid acting upon the character and destiny of man, and affecting sublunary things generally.  In later times gradually viewed less literally or as an exercise of power or ‘virtue’, or of an occult force, and in late use chiefly a poetical or humorous reflex of earlier notions.

“b. The exercise of personal power by human beings, figured as something of the same nature as astral influence.” 

 

One might argue that these notions (a ‘fluid’ emanating from the stars) are hopelessly scientifically outmoded–but actually, new physics are restoring the concept of the ‘ethers’, now positing the vacuum to be a rich medium of energy and energy transference, and some subatomic particles (the neutrino, the tachyon are examples) far exceed the speed of light, and in particle/wave form (fluids?) move through matter emanating from all objects in the universe to pervade all others.
So the next time someone asks you if you REALLY believe the stars “influence” people and things on earth, you can tell them “Actually, that is the literal definition of ‘influence’.  So yes, by defnition, the stars influence us.”     Wow!

2. The “NEW” Neptune 

Since Neptune entered Pisces last March, we earthlings have experienced totally new and different:  Neptune without the influence of Saturn!   When Neptune, the most ethereal of all planetary influences, was discovered in 1846, it apparently required the influence of Saturn to be brought to earthbound consciousness:   It was discovered at 25 degrees of Aquarius, right next to Saturn, also at 25 Aquarius.

But in 2009-2010, Neptune finally made it’s long cycle to return to the position of its discovery.  Generally, astrologers opine that the “discovery return” is our first chance to really understand an planet, since we are now seeing its cycle in its entirety.  But this time we had THREE returns to that discovery degree–and each of these returns were potently conjunct other planets.

The first, in April 09, was conjunt Chiron, both at 25 Aquarius.  This bound Neptune to the “shock that heals”.   The second, later that summer, was conjunct (at 25 degrees) BOTH Chiron and Jupiter:  Chiron helps Jupiter heal our ability to believe and trust.   The third return was in 2010, and was conjunct (all at 25 degrees) BOTH Chiron and Venus:  Healing our wounded value systems.

But the real shock came this year, when Neptune finally left Saturn’s sign of Aquarius.  Separating Neptune–our deepest spiritual ideals–from the stern taskmaster of Saturn left many of us in a strange kind of limbo–lassitude, an inability to whip ourselves into performance, a questioning of why we do what we do.  Acedia, ennui, the big “whatever” shrug…  how do we reach spiritual ideals without Saturn driving us?

The conjunctions of the return answer the question:  We are shocked into recognizing the false pairing of Saturn “shoulds” with Neptune’s ether, we are shocked into letting go and trusting, and we are shocked into revising our outmoded value systems.   This is a period of free-fall and reorientation, and it’s amazing to see the story told in the skys.  (“Influence” anyone?)

3.  August Astro-weather Heats UpPretty much all this year we’ve been under the influence of a fairly tight t-square between Pluto, Uranus and Saturn (tho Saturn is around 8 degrees away by now).  These are three of the big nasties in the sky, and demonstrate the influence of the planets of Ultimate Power (Pluto) in combat zone with Rebellion (Uranus) and the principle of Authority and Restriction (Saturn).  Result:  a huge standstill in the US government.

But in early August, and at its peak Aug 9-13, the planet of Anger, Agression, and Action (Mars, of course) ties the knot in this picture.   Watch out for Acting Out.  When Mars and Pluto get together, you get RAGE.  When Saturn and Mars get together you get FRUSTRATION.  Mars and Uranus often bring VIOLENCE.    And this pattern gets re-energized when Mars reaches the degree of July 1st’s powerful eclipse, Aug 16-19.  This pot is ready to boil over.  Please stay cool–literally and figuratively.

4. Mind-Bending (and TIME-Bending) with Rupert Sheldrake

Sheldrake is one of the most amazing new scientists of our time and his thinking turns the dogma of old scientific thinking on its head.  Here are two fabulous video links:  This one (click here) is short, and will twist your thinking in a few short minutes.

For a more details–and JUST as fascinating, check out the series starting HERE, continuing with this one, and then following the Morphic Resonance series starting Right Here.   These make one continuous lecture and it’s over-the-top good.

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You can learn more about astrological remedies here, and you can order the ebook by sending me an email here.  You can use paypal, a credit card, or send me a check–just state your preference in your email.

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Thanks for being here, and ’til next time…  may all life bring you joy!
Sincerely,
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By Definition: The Stars INFLUENCE Us

July 26, 2011

I had to get out my Oxford English Dictionary for this one.   My dear friend and fellow astrologer, Deborah Parker, called me this week and read me her newest blog (and you should read it too– here it is.  Her commentary is sublime!)  I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and like Deborah, ran for my dictionary.    The question?   What is the definition of INFLUENCE??

Here’s what the OED says.  There are 2 entries for “influence”.  Here’s from the first entry and the first two definitions:
Word background: 
“13th century, emanation from the stars4th Century, Firmicus and Pico di Mirandola: The astrological sense: ‘astral influence.'”
Definition 1. “the action or fact of flowing in, said of the action of water and other fluids, and of immaterial things conceived of as flowing in.”

Definition 2. “a.  the supposed flowing or streaming from the stars or heavens of an ethereal fluid acting upon the character and destiny of man, and affecting sublunary things generally.  In later times gradually viewed less literally or as an exercise of power or ‘virtue’, or of an occult force, and in late use chiefly a poetical or humorous reflex of earlier notions. 

“b. The exercise of personal power by human beings, figured as something of the same nature as astral influence.” 
One might argue that these notions (a ‘fluid’ emanating from the stars) are hopeless scientifically outmoded–but actually, new physics are restoring the concept of the ‘ethers’, now positing the vacuum to be a rich medium of energy and energy transference, and some subatomic particles (the neutrino, the tachyon are examples) far exceed the speed of light, and in particle/wave form (fluids?) move through matter emanating from all objects in the universe to pervade all others.

So the next time someone asks you if you REALLY believe the stars “influence” people and things on earth, you can tell them “Actually, that’s the literal definition of ‘influence’.  So yes, by defnition, the stars influence us.”     Wow!

June 29 Newsletter

June 30, 2011


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1. REMINDER:  Class Starts July 6:  Cherry-Picking Predictive Techniques…   email me for location!
3.  July 1 Eclipse  It’s a brand new eclipse cycle!

1. Don’t Forget!!!!
Summer School Astrology Class:
Cherry-Picking Predictive Techniques
7 Weeks, beginning Wed, July 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

I’m a “cherry-picker”.  I use lots of techniques, thanks to computer-generated charts, and I pick up the most blatant and obvious clues from each technique.  By comparing the blatant clues from myriad techniques, you can get a very good idea of upcoming energy patterns, and often, details of specific events, as well.   What’s more, it makes it EASY to use predictive techniques.  We’re looking for the obvious here!

In this class we’ll use YOUR charts to demonstrate and illustrate the techniques.

Techniques: Transits, Progressions, Solar and Lunar Returns, Graphic Ephemerides, Sabian Symbols, Dasas, and Saturn/Jupiter aspects (also Ingresses, Retrogrades, Eclipses, Pre-Natal eclipses).

 

Come to class!  Expand, and fine-tune your tools for seeing into the future.  Contact me HERE for location and directions.

 

$15/class suggested  OR come anyway.   I’d rather have “comp” students than no students.  I love teaching and welcome all levels of knowledge and income!

2. Austin Lecture: “Dancing with Transcendance: Music from the Outer Planets” Podcast from Anne Beversdorf

I’m really excited about this lecture because of my new explanation of Neptune:  How is this planet different NOW than when it was discovered?  How is that affecting us?   (Pretty powerfully).

The “outer planets” are often called the “transcendental planets”.  These planets mediate between the fixed fate of the material world and the gods’ (or OUR) abilities to negotiate everyday reality:  but only if you know their dances and don’t get caught in their traps.

The outer planets are highly active in the sky these days: they are making many hard aspects and are changing signs, meaning, of course, that all of us are feeling their influence.   The wiser we are in dealing with these dance partners, the better the future we invite.  Listen Here.

3.  July 1st Eclipse

Eclipses come in cycles, called Saros Series.  And July 1st is a NEW eclipse cycle!  This eclipse sets the tone for every new eclipse in this cycle for the next 1200 years!    (read more)

This is a profound and powerful eclipse chart.  The Sun and Moon are in highly challenging relationship with the Biggie planets–meaning those that have been wreaking havoc and causing change all over the earth these last few years, namely Pluto, Uranus and Saturn.  Overall, the eclipse represents huge generational endeavors, and active world stress.  Bernadette Brady says this eclipse brings the end of long struggles and eclipse midpoints involving Neptune and Jupiter bring difficult issues to gentle conclusions.  We can hope so.

This eclipse also happens among fixed stars which ancient astrologers associate with the death of a king.  Countdown for Qaddafi?

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ebook The ancient Vedas not only include astrology (“the science of light”)… they also include ways to shift the energies in your life to a more harmonious, healthful, and happy pattern.   In this ebook you’ll learn which weekday is Your best remedy day, and you’ll learn lots of creative, interesting, odd, inexplicable and effective ways to shift the energies at work in your life.  (Yes, odd as it seems, they really work.)
You can learn more about astrological remedies here, and you can order the ebook by sending me an email here.  You can use paypal, a credit card, or send me a check–just state your preference in your email.

Contact Anne for an in-depth astrological reading, or use the “Catch-Me-If-You-Can” option for quick answers to immediate crises.   Clients rave about Anne’s deep insight into their personal lives and the practical ideas for moving forward.
A recent client commented
“I came to you in deep despair and even though nothing external has changed yet, I’m leaving this session with renewed joy and optimism”.

For more information click here.
Session and rate info, click here.
Testimonials… here.
To email Anne, click here.

Thanks for being here, and ’til next time…  may all life bring you joy!
Sincerely,
Anne Beversdorf
Stariel Astrology

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July 1 Eclipse

June 29, 2011

Eclipses come in cycles, called Saros Series.  And July 1st is a NEW eclipse cycle!  This eclipse sets the tone for every new eclipse in this cycle for the next 1200 years!

[There are 19 (x2) eclipse cycles and it takes 18+ years (with 2 solar eclipses most years) to cycle through them all.  Saros Series 13 South ENDED 19 years ago, with an eclipse at the North Pole.  Saros Series 13 New South begins on July 1st at the South Pole.]

This is a profound and powerful eclipse chart.  The Sun and Moon are in highly challenging relationship with the Biggie planets–meaning those that have been wreaking havoc and causing change all over the earth these last few years, namely Pluto, Uranus and Saturn.  Overall, the eclipse represents huge generational endeavors, and active world stress.  Bernadette Brady says this eclipse brings the end of long struggles and midpoints involving Neptune and Jupiter bring difficult issues to gentle conclusions.  We can hope so.

This eclipse also happens among fixed stars which ancient astrologers associate with the death of a king.  Countdown for Qaddafi?

Lecture: Transcendent Dances

June 22, 2011

Here’s the audio for the lecture to the Astrological Society of Austin.

These are the dances we must learn to understand the outer planets.   Note:  The nature of Neptune is changing, putting many into a tailspin right about now.   Enjoy the lecture!

Predictive Astrology–Classes

June 5, 2011

Summer School Astrology Class:
Cherry-Picking Predictive Techniques
8 Weeks, beginning Wed, July 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

I’m a “cherry-picker”.  I use lots of techniques, thanks to computer-generated charts, and I pick up the most blatant and obvious clues from each technique.  By comparing the blatant clues from myriad techniques, you can get a very good idea of upcoming energy patterns, and often, details of specific events, as well.   What’s more, it makes it EASY to use predictive techniques.  We’re looking for the obvious here! 

In this class we’ll use YOUR charts to demonstrate and illustrate the techniques.

Techniques: Transits, Progressions, Solar and Lunar Returns, Graphic Ephemerides, Sabian Symbols, Dasas, and Saturn/Jupiter aspects (also Ingresses, Retrogrades, Eclipses, Pre-Natal eclipses).

 

Come, expand, and fine-tune your tools for seeing into the future.  Contact me HERE for location and directions.

 

$15/class or $90 prepaid ($30 savings).  HOWEVER, if cash is tight, don’t stay away.  Payment will be on the honor system, and anything at all will be appreciated.  I love teaching an

Eclipse Season

June 5, 2011

This is one of those rare years when we get 3 eclipses within the span of a month.  Sometimes these are two Lunar Eclipses with a Solar Eclipse in the middle, and sometimes, as in this year, the first and last eclipses are Solar Eclipses, with a Lunar Eclipse in the middle.

The first eclipse in this pattern was June 1st, at 11 Gemini.  In a Solar Eclipse, the Sun is hidden, so we look for a world (or life-event) pattern where the symbolism of the Sun is darkened.  The Sun can represent Ego, Consciousness, Visibility, the quality of direct energy (rather than the indirect Lunar energies).  Eclipse events are triggered up to 2 weeks before and after the event, but the actual day remains significant.  This eclipse coincided with the rather ridiculous news (Gemini) of Senator Weiner’s Tweeter account being hacked with a crotch-photo of a man wearing underwear.  Since direct energy is compromised in a Solar Eclipse, there is reason to believe the “it was hacked” story–the underhanded action of an eclipsed Sun in Gemini.  But it was also a terrible blow to Weiner’s ego, not least in his poor handling of the communication (Gemini).   In your chart, see what house is ruled by Gemini.  That is where something may be cut out or eCLIPsed.

The second eclipse is Lunar, at 24 Sagittarius on June 15.  Here the feminine, subconscious, reflective and indirect energy of the Moon is eclipsed, in the sign of expansion.  We may see lack of reflection  (Moon) as suppressed emotions (Lunar Eclipse) expand without limit (Sagittarius).  Look for the house ruled by Sagittarius in your chart to see where activity takes place.

The third eclipse is the doozy here.  July 1 at 9 Cancer, creating a grand cross involving Pluto, Saturn and Uranus.  Conscious activity (Sun) is darkened as Homelands (Cancer) are irrationally (Solar Eclipse) defended.  Since this plays out close to the Solstice/Equinox Axis Mundi, these events will play on a world stage–except for the events in your chart in the house ruled by Cancer, and also the houses ruled by the other Cardinal signs.

There’s plenty of other stuff being written about this summer–and there are lots of other intensifying events, with retrogrades, sign changes, etc going on…  so hang on to your peace while others grab for their “piece”.

Anne’s Austin Astrology Lecture 6/17

June 5, 2011

“Dancing with Transcendance: Music from the Outer Planets”

Lecture by Anne Beversdorf for the Astrological Society of Austin

Friday, June 17, 6:30 pm, Austin Texas
Remedy Center for Healing Arts
4901 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756-2609

The “outer planets” are often called the “transcendental planets”.  Their energy is undeniable in the lives of those who have opened their awareness to CHOICE.  These energies mediate between the fixed fate of the material world, on the one hand, and the gods’ (or OUR) abilities to negotiate everyday reality on the other hand.  But this choice only comes with awareness.  You only get the choice if you know their dances and don’t get caught in their traps.

There are two major shifts happening right now.  One is big and frightening (which doesn’t mean Bad) and the other is subtle and possibly confusing.  Most of us are aware of the Pluto dances (see Anne’s article in the June/July The Mountain Astrologer magazine).  An equally powerful but far more subtle dance is with the other-worldly and imaginative Neptune.  The world is changing here as well.

All of the transcendental planets are highly active in the sky these days, which means that all of us are feeling their influence.   The wiser we are in dealing with these dance partners, the better the future we invite.  Come engage in the dance!

($7 members; $10 non-members, to support ASA)

More, Better JUPITER

April 18, 2011

Getting More of the Good Stuff

Jupiter, or Guru, is the planet associated with the greatest good fortune. Each of us has Jupiter in our birth chart, but not all of us have great good fortune. This is where Upayas, or Astrological Remedies can be a valuable supplement to yagya participation (which you can do very inexpensively at puja.net).
Ganesha is the remover of obstacles in the form of a deity, while Jupiter is the planetary form. In order to be successful, obstacles to getting started, and obstacles to success must be eliminated. As a general rule, befriending Ganesha is a good idea and the most simple Ganesha mantra is: OM Ganapataye Namaha. The mantra for Jupiter is OM Vrim Brihaspataye Namaha.  Repeating one or both on a regular basis is a surprisingly powerful discipline. You can do 108 repetitions once or twice a day outloud or mentally.
The principle of planetary remedies is to do activities that give you more of what you want and less of what you don’t want. Jupiter’s primary difficulty is “too much of a good thing”, so we don’t often think of difficulties with this planet. However, too much of a good thing can definitely bring difficulties, as you’ll see below.

 

  • The qualities of a strong Jupiter/Guru:

Growth and expansiveness, mildness, soft-heartedness, humanitarian and spiritual outlook, wisdom, optimism, faith, geniality, generosity, joviality, humor, idealism, good judgement, nobility, benevolence, fruitfulness, bouyancy, good relation with father, teachers.

  • The qualities of a weak Jupiter/Guru:

Obesity, liver disease, diabetes, difficulties with children or difficulties conceiving children, lymphatic and circulatory congestion, ear problems, difficulties with teachers, difficulties with educational opportunities, overconfidence, overindulgence, extravagance, immorality, greed, “always right” attitude, immodesty, overly optimistic, tendency to entertain false hopes, carelessness, debts, bad speculations, bad judgement.

  • To improve your Jupiter:

It is best to do Jupiter activities on Thursday because it is Jupiter’s day. You don’t have to do all of the remedies. Start with something easy that appeals to you, and add more later on as you feel motivated to do so. The important thing is to get started and then be consistent. So, on nine consecutive Thursdays,

  1. Light a yellow candle, surrounding it as many of the following that you are able to; yellow flowers, gold, saffron, pictures of great teachers or your father, and spend a few minutes repeating the Ganesh or Jupiter mantra before it.
  2. Gold is the color of Jupiter, so give yellow or golden colored objects to your father, a respected teacher or spiritual guide.
  3. Spend some time being artistic using imagery of the divine (eg. Ganesha) or use stories about your father or great teachers, as your inspiration.

If you start this now, it won’t be long before you see an increase of good and a decrease in difficulties related to this planet. Good luck, and remember to have fun with this.

In Labor

April 16, 2011

Someone asked me today “when will things get back to normal”.  (It was an astrological question.)   I said “not in our lifetimes.”     We’re in a vast period of change right now.    And each punctuation point, each shock and each upheaval, is a step toward a new way of being on earth.

Why now?  As I’ve said before, the astrological pattern:  Three slow and powerful planets standing on 3 corners of the “cardinal cross” are literally changing our understanding of time.  These planets are all crossing, back and forth, over the points in the sky where we have soltices and equinoxes.  Solstices and equinoxes literally mark the changes of seasons:  They are how we keep time on earth.   They Mayans may say this period will be “the end of time as we know it”, and the planets now are telling us seasons are changing, the way we think of time is changing.   We can’t go back to “how it was.”   We can only discover the beauties of a new normalcy that hasn’t yet been born.

We’re in labor now.   Think of the course of a pregnancy:  usually the beginning is a lot of fun.  The pregnancy itself is literally an expansion period.  Mom eats more, her body signals her to rest, there is anticipation of great change and the discomfort of growth.  But Mom can’t just keep getting bigger and bigger.  There will come a day when the pregnancy ends, and usually that means some level of discomfort.   Labor, especially natural labor, is a difficult and  painful process.  It comes in waves, and often women fear they are about to die.  Some do.  But life can’t continue without this process.

In a fractal sense, the earth, the solar system, the universe, all go through similar processes.  The earth may buck and heave, people may shout and fight, the old, overgrown, too-large systems begin to break down.   And what is the result?   Something new–the new child, the new vision, a new social arrangement–that requires work and dedication, but which all agree is worth it.   The new life we are preparing to nurture will be worth the travail of birthing it, and worth the work to bring it to maturity.

Should we rail against the excesses of the dying age?   No.  No more than we should rail against the excesses of pregnancy.   That too, was part of the process.   And for the dear soul who worried that the pain of birth is woman’s punishment for Eve’s transgression…  I think not.   If giving birth were as pleasant as an orgasm, this earth would have been overrun with humans to die off in horrible plagues many more times than we’ve experienced so far:  my guess is that total plaguedom would have hit us about every 80 years, which is more trauma than most of us want to inherit.

We are the midwives of the process.   Our job is to watch the waves of change break over us and recede, keep adapting to the changes of the last series of pains, prepare ourselves for the next shocks, until we see the beginning of the new.   We will never “get back to normal”  because “normal” is in the process of change.  Our children and grandchildren will have enough time in the new arrangement to get a sense of “normal”, but our job is to keep riding the waves.

Astro-weather… an analysis

March 16, 2011

Astrologers have been waiting and holding our breath for Uranus to finally re-enter Aries for its run til 2019.  Well, it finally happened on March 11th, long hours after the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan and shortly before the cascade of nuclear accidents.

Wow. Let’s analyze this.

First, we are dealing with the soltice/equinox points:  Aries is the first of these points–the degree of the spring equinox.  Solstice points are the Axis Mundi— the axis upon which the world turns–the four corners of the world..  Appropriate to this symbolism, the 9.1 Japanese quakes actually moved the earth several more inches off its typical axis.

But the quake actually struck when Uranus was at 29 degrees and 59 minutes of Pisces.  Why was this such a big deal?    Let us count the ways:

1.  It’s as close to the Axis Mundi as it could possibly be, so that’s plenty.

2. 29 degrees is an “unstable degree” and Uranus is the least “stable” of all planets.

3. Uranus was in Pisces, a water sign ruled by Neptune  AND   Neptune was in Aquarius, the sign ruled by Uranus

4. AND Neptune was at 29 degrees of Aquarius.   So with both of these at 29 degrees of each others’ home signs, one of the planets long associated with instability in a water sign, and the other long associated with the ocean in a sign associated with ‘shaking things up’…  we had a perfect storm.

5. And one more thing–the Moon, the most visible object in the night sky, was very close to it’s first quarter position, long considered the position of ACTION.   It was also approaching one of the Biggest Full Moons of 20 years (because the Moon will be unusually close to the earth this time).

So can we rest now?   I’m sorry, but we can’t.   On March 19, the Full Moon will be at perigee (closest to earth) at 29 Scorpio, the sign of the underground, the underworld, the hidden.   And this powerful Full Moon will exactly conflict with Neptune (exact square), still at 29 Aquarius.   Uranus will still be on the Axis Mundi.   Unstable degrees, a powerful Moon, and a powerful Uranus, sharing MARS rulership (conflict, fire, explosions) with the Moon (both Scorpio and Aries are ruled by Mars, which is in watery Pisces).

There’s a lot more going on in these charts, but this plenty to paint a picture.   Uranus will be at the Axis Mundi until March 28, but will return to this degree later this year, resting at that specific point between 11/11/11 and 1/8/2012.   I particularly cringe at the 11/11/11 date, not because those numbers are astrologically significant, but they are VERY psychologically significant, and may prompt some unusual behavior even without Uranus’s help.

Gee.   I hate to end this post on such a dire note.    Right now the only thing I can think of are a couple of platitudes:  True, but not new.   But it’s still important to remember that these earth changes are course-corrections.   We are in the process of long-needed change, and as stubborn as we humans are, we often neglect to make change until there is no longer choice.   … or to mix our metaphors here, we are in the birth-pangs of a new age.  Birth is sometimes long, difficult, and painful, but the results evoke the most profound love we know on earth: that of a mother for her new-born child.   We are getting ready to welcome the child-form of a new era in human history.

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