Seasons are a function of Earth’s relationship with the Sun. That’s the truth, and today Len Wallick guides you in a brief exploration of how that truth forms the backbone of astrology. Of course, you don’t have to take Len’s word for it. You can see the truth for yourself, but only if you choose to do so.
Do you feel ready for a breath of fresh air — or any kind of air, for that matter? Astrologically, we’re about to get one, when the Sun enters Libra on Friday for the equinox. Amanda Painter considers the Sun’s conjunction to Vesta in the equinox chart, plus aspects involving Venus and Mars that factor into the need for some breathing room, and constructive ways to access it.
No matter how much other ‘progress’ we make, it won’t matter until we face and commit to changing harmful behavior patterns, and act to heal the environment — our home. By healing the environment we can heal ourselves; by healing ourselves, the world slowly heals. Amanda Painter looks at this weekend’s astrology through that symbiotic lens.
When Mercury re-enters Virgo in direct motion late Saturday night, waiting for it just inside the doorstep are the hypothetical point Transpluto and Mars. That whole crew will be making a trine to Juno. Amanda Painter considers how to use this energy constructively, as well as notices the inherent need for caution and awareness. ‘Easy does it’ is still the mantra du jour.
There’s been a lot going on both above us and here below over the past few weeks. As the Leo New Moon and solar eclipse has waxed towards tomorrow’s Full Moon in Pisces, it’s been busy. Even so, Len Wallick has a suggestion for you today: take a break. It’s not too soon to think about how the Full Moon to follow will not take place until after the Sun has flipped.
The dual nature of fire is almost a cliche: how it can be warming, life giving and inspirational, yet can burn metaphorical bridges and cause literal destruction. There’s a lot of fire in the sky now. Amanda Painter suggests that how you feel it and how you use it may depend partly on personal circumstances, but what matters most is the awareness you bring to it.
He’s back. Back from the path of eclipse totality and all that followed, Len Wallick’s column is here today proposing a protocol offered in your service. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to consider all that’s evident with a mind open enough to accommodate every possible understanding.
Relative to the eclipse in Leo that began the week, solar Virgo seems to follow along with an appropriate emphasis on correlating and digesting what you’ve just experienced. Amanda Painter offers some thoughts on the end-of-week astrological highlights, including Venus moving into Leo and the Sun-Mercury conjunction that signals Mercury’s retrograde midpoint.