Sunday, April 25, 2010

Not forgotten

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know I didn't forget about you this week! I was out of town for a few days, and am now recovering from my own personal Uranus-Saturn opposition experience -- a car accident that has left me a bit shaken, although physically intact. My car, alas, is not so lucky, having taken the brunt of the impact...

Anyway, not sure how on top of things I'll be this week, but will check in as I feel energized to do so.

I hope everyone else's Uranus-Saturn experience is a bit more gentle!



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Why we're feeling this way

This post is in response to a comment posted yesterday, which said: "Anyone Else Feeling Quite Anxious? Impatient? On Edge... a pit in the stomach? Last 2 Days. It is intensifying as the day goes on. Whaz up?"

Thanks for your comment -- I agree that emotions have been heightened again over the last few days, and we can relate that to both earth changes and astrological influences.

There was another major earthquake this morning, this time in China. I've noticed with the recent flurry of large tremors, a feeling of anxiety or emotions being more easily triggered for the few days before. With all of us getting more sensitive, it makes sense that we would be aware on some level when such earth movement is about to occur.

And, astrologically, we are getting closer to the fourth (of five) Uranus-Saturn oppositions. This is an aspect of tension, corresponding with major breakthroughs (and breakdowns) designed to move us forward and expand our consciousness.

All of us are working with this influence and feeling the tension of the opposition. It would certainly correspond with feelings of anxiety and anticipation.

And, anyone who has natal planets or points at 28 or 29 degrees of a mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces) will certainly be feeling this energy strongly now, since it will be exact in just 12 days (on April 26). Does this apply to you?

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I monitor the USGS earthquakes website regularly, keeping tabs on what's going on with Mother Earth through her earthquake activity.

After major earthquakes, there are always aftershocks -- usually numbering in the hundreds over the next two weeks or so. What is absolutely incredible is that since the 7.2 quake in Baja last Sunday (four days ago), as of 7 p.m. on Thursday there have been 1,096 aftershocks in that area.

This huge number of quakes are Gaia's response to the ongoing energy shifts, and correspond with the sometimes hour-by-hour ups and downs we humans are experiencing emotionally.

If you're interested in seeing the list of earthquakes for yourself, here's the link:

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

And, if you're interested in reading more about the metaphysical meanings of our current series of tremors, Karen Bishop has just posted a new issue of her e-newsletter Wings, found here:

Emerging Earth Angels

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pluto-Mars quincunx

I'm starting a new thread to answer Jeannette's post, which was originally added to my "Checking In" post.

"Dear Pam, I see Mars quincunx Pluto on Saturday. What does the quincunx aspect bring?"

A quincunx aspect occurs when planets are 150 degrees apart, which puts them in signs that have some basic incompatibilities. In this case, Mars is in fun-loving, creative, gregarious Leo and Pluto is in serious, goal-oriented, practical Capricorn.

When two planets are quincunx, they are like two people speaking different languages who are supposed to work together. They're never going to really understand each other or make progress if they continue as usual. One or both has to adjust their perspective and their attitude.

So a quincunx is indicative of the need for an attitude adjustment if progress is to be made. The melodramatics of Mars in Leo must be tempered if the high-minded, transformative goals of Pluto in Capricorn are to be met. And the follow-the-rules-at-all-costs belief represented by earthy Capricorn must be willing to bend a bit to take advantage of the inspiration available through Leo's fire.

In mundane terms, a strong quincunx can correspond with a day when our paths and attitudes seem to need continual adjustment as we seek ways to incorporate two seemingly incompatible perspectives.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Checking in

Hi everyone! This is just a quick check-in -- I'm actually "on holiday" in California with my sisters. After both our parents passed away two years ago, we agreed that we would get together at least once a year and spend some days reconnecting -- especially important since the three of us are in different areas of the country: Washington, California and Connecticut.

So I'm currently at a spa (!) in Napa Valley in California, enjoying time with my sisters and three days in a row of massage and steam room... Quite wonderful.

My apologies for not adding much to the blog this week, but have been in another world, pretty literally. Hoping to focus on the Journal and get it out as usual tomorrow...

Take good care,