Farewell to Patheos

Dear friends,All good things must come to an end, and I will no longer be posting my blog on Patheos.  Please come and join me at the original Astrological Musings blog here.Thanks!Lynn … [Read more...]

The Supermoon Virgo eclipse is a bounty of challenge, and inspiration

The eclipse on September 13th brings a crescendo of planetary energy to propel us out of our stale routines, helping us to access our creativity and inspiration.  The Moon is new in Virgo, with the Sun and Moon aligned in that sign to bring a sharp focus to matters of the practical and mundane details of our lives.  Health, hygiene and effective life patterns are governed by Virgo.Mercury is the ruler of Virgo, so Mercury is the ruler of this eclipse. The organization of information so that w … [Read more...]

Saturn on the Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp

Saturn, the planet of tests and challenges, entered Sagittarius in December but then retrograded back into Scorpio between June 14th and will move back into Sagittarius on September 17th.While Saturn was in Scorpio, the sign that rules intensity, power, and sexuality among many other things, we saw a rise of sexual abuse allegations, including the eruption of a long-suppressed case against Bill Cosby, the exposure of sexual abuse rings in Britain, and the revelation of secrets after the hack … [Read more...]

The Astrology of Donald Trump

There's no doubt that Donald Trump is one of the more colorful characters in American life today.  A real estate mogul who turned an inherited fortune into a mega fortune of his own, he has embraced the spotlight and has taken advantage of every opportunity to put himself in the public eye.  He has been undaunted by criticism or failure, and his brash and aggressive style has both charmed and appalled Americans for many years.  Now that he is running a serious candidacy for President, he is in th … [Read more...]

Blood moon prophecy – 2015 edition

A portion of this article is reprinted from an earlier post.  The Full Moon eclipse later this month is the last of a relatively rare event known as a "Tetrad," a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row.  While eclipses are not uncommon (we typically see two pairs of eclipses each year although there is often deviation from that pattern), total eclipses are less common and a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row is even more rare.The first eclipse in this series took place April 1 … [Read more...]

Planetary Illuminations: Astrological Forecast for September 2015 now posted

Full article here.  September is looking like a pretty amazing month - not too many big planetary aspects creating stress and conflict, but planets changing direction, changing signs, and two SuperMoons (term coined by Richard Nolle) that are also eclipses.  Eclipses are indicators of evolution, both personal and global, as well as the unmasking of hidden motivators and blockages from the past that are ready to be cleared.If you are on my mailing list you will soon receive your s … [Read more...]

Jupiter in Virgo 2015-2016

Jupiter entered Virgo on August 11th, 2015 and will remain in that sign until September 9, 2016.  Because Jupiter's orbital period is about 12 years, it spends about a year in each sign.Jupiter, in his role as King of the Gods, inspires us to higher aspirations - to be bigger and better than we ever thought we could be.  Jupiter bestows confidence and the kind of faith that tends to bring good things our way - but it also can create an overblown sense of entitlement and grandiosity.  Jupiter … [Read more...]

Planetary Illuminations now posted

Oh my, I had a moment of fright this morning when Word Press informed me that my work over the past two days on the August report had disappeared!  Fortunately my trusty Chrome browser had saved all of the text and I was able to retrieve it.  So I am more pleased than ever to present to you:  Your August Planetary Illuminations report!!If you are on my mailing list you will soon be receiving your summary translated into simple English in your email box.  If you're not yet on my mailing list, … [Read more...]

Planetary Illuminations: Astrological forecast for July 2015

7/1 Venus conjunct Jupiter - Sun trine Neptune - Full Moon 9 Capricorn, 10:19 pm EDT 7/2 Mercury sextile Uranus 7/3 Mercury square Chiron - Mercury sextile Jupiter 7/5 Mercury sextile Venus 7/6 Sun opposite Pluto 7/8 Mercury enters Cancer - Mars trine Neptune 7/12 Sun square Uranus 7/13 Mercury trine Neptune - Sun trine Chiron 7/14 Venus square Saturn 7/15 Mars opposite Pluto - Mercury opposite Pluto - New Moon 23 Cancer 9:24 pm EDT 7/16 Mercury conjunct Mars 7/18 Mercury … [Read more...]

Big & Powerful Capricorn Full Moon: July 1, 2015

Today's Full Moon in Capricorn is a big and powerful one, amplified by both Mars and Pluto which are moving into a dance of opposition which will culminate on the 15th of July.The Capricorn Full Moon brings our focus to the material world and encourages us to apply discipline and structure to our lives so that we can create something of meaning - something that will last beyond our small and mortal life.  The Moon is opposed by the Sun in Cancer, so we find ourselves dancing in the polarity b … [Read more...]