Author Archives: Amanda Painter

Tilling the Ground

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Post-pussywillows; photo by Amanda Painter.

We’re in a week marked by movement and an impulse toward something new: on Tuesday, we had the Taurus New Moon, and Uranus entered Taurus; yesterday Mars entered Aquarius, and formed a square to Uranus. Amanda Painter takes a closer look at the adjustment phase for these planets in their new signs, since we’ll get an echo of this energy later in the year.

On the Approach: Uranus in Taurus

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In just five days, Uranus leaves Aries and enters Taurus. Since Uranus is the planet of surprises and revolution, and Taurus is the sign of practicality and habit, this transition could feel a little jarring. Yet this week’s astrology looks like it’s preparing the way — mentally, at least — for the transition, thanks to Mercury.

Opening the Parachute for Uranus in Taurus

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Photo by Amanda Painter

In just five days, Uranus will leave Aries and enter Taurus. Since Uranus is the planet of surprises and revolution, and Taurus is the sign of practicality and habit, this transition could feel a little jarring. Yet as Amanda Painter describes, this week’s astrology looks like it’s preparing the way — mentally, at least — for this transition, thanks to Mercury.

Bringing Awareness to What Has Run Rampant

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This week, you might have noticed news stories that fit the following theme: things that had once run rampant coming up against greater awareness, the need for deep healing, and a social justice imperative. Tonight’s issue looks at the square between Chiron in Aries and Pholus in Capricorn in this context, along with Juno and Salacia in Aries.

Bringing Awareness to What Has Run Rampant

Posted by Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter

If you follow the news, you might have noticed some stories that fit the following theme: things that had once run rampant coming up against greater awareness, the need for deep healing, and a social justice imperative. Amanda Painter looks at the square between Chiron in Aries and Pholus in Capricorn in this context, along with Juno and Salacia in Aries.

The Scorpio Full Moon and the Fire Goddess

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Photo by Amanda Painter.

This week’s astrology is building to a Full Moon in Scorpio on Sunday night into Monday. We’re approaching that event while riding on the energetic coattails of an aspect that has to do with the constructive and destructive uses of power. Amanda Painter explains that if you feel like your week has been marked by situations where you’re having to work hard to figure out the best ways to express yourself and take decisive action, this could be why.