Yearly Archives: 2009

Lunar Eclipse in the Sign of the Moon

Posted by Eric Francis

It’s New Year’s Eve and we have an eclipse of the Moon in Cancer — the sign ruled by the Moon. Eclipses represent dependable transitions; this is fitting astrology for the end of a year, and even a decade. Yet by our calendar, this is not technically the end of the decade; that’s a year from now.

Earth Stations Retrograde

Posted by Eric Francis

We’re now in that special moment: two planets stationing retrograde, two eclipses are on the way and Jupiter is making conjunctions. The first-ever Capricorn solstice conjunct Pluto is about to happen, in a square to Saturn. The Sun is now conjunct the Galactic Core. Everything really is happening at once. Many astrologers have observed that the gods have a demented sense of humor. Welcome to it.

Chiron, Jupiter, Neptune: We Live in the Technosphere

Posted by Eric Francis

Over the past few days, we experienced the conclusion of the Jupiter-Chiron conjunction in Aquarius. This has been working out all year; this week’s was the third of three contacts since May, then July. I believe this is one of those aspects that future astrologers are going to look back on, associate directly with the historical developments of our era and wonder: what on Earth was it like to live through that?

Planet Waves

Posted by Eric Francis

Planet Waves

Monday, Dec. 7 was the 37th anniversary of the original “Blue Marble” photograph taken on the Apollo 17 mission. it seemed to me a lovely reminder of what we’re hoping our leaders will decide to save in Copenhagen.

Mercury, Sagittarius and the Freedom to Think for Yourself

Posted by Eric Francis

Mercury is a prominent factor in the sky and in our lives this week. I’ve suggested many times that in our world of communication devices and grannies who twitter and mommies who blog and 13-year-olds who text all their friends about their new boyfriend, Mercury is an incredibly important planet. By that, I mean it’s a concept we need to understand, honor and work with, because we are basically married to this fleeting energy.