Astrological News and Views – February 2016

February 2nd, 2016

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological News and Views

February 2016

Mayflower Bookshop (248) 547-8227

Robert Thibodeau, Astrological consultant to the Stars.

February 2nd is Candlemas and Brigid’s day, an ancient festival of inner sparks of spring, the subtle return of the Goddess Natura. Inwardly in our etheric body we can feel a  sparkling kiss of the goddess, a sense of enlivening energy and good vibrations, a tingle of something new and renewing. It is the goddess of wisdom and cyclic return, the eternal return of day consciousness, summer light, insight, mind of outer nature, rhythm and melody . One can feel an inner subtle shift in the light warmth of spring coming.  Candlemas or Brigid’s Day is the half way point from spring equinox to summer solstice. The growing light of the Sunshine and longer day is the candle and spark of life in our heart’s subtle breath connected to the cycle and breath of the world year. Its a good old Pagan holiday, the call to light, a time to invoke our inner light to converse and come out and play. Yes its coming!

With the light of the world a spark in our heart, each of us is participant in the future evolution of the world. By the way we live, think, feel, act, we vote for the future world! We are spiritually in conversation and relationship to all of life always..

With inner and outer reflection, we mediate, meditate, and gain wisdom. Taking a pause to look and ponder such invisible visibles, a subtle inner sense  may awaken allowing this festive time to reveal itself in all its subtle wisdoms. The grand cross of solstices and equinoxes, and their half way points, have always throughout time helped connect us to the wisdom of nature and our inner participant to such great mysteries of life. Candlemas is the halfway crossing of winter solstice depth to spring equinox arisings. Now at Bridgit’s Crossing, Candlemas, just below ground in roots and bark arises the tree sap, and  the subtle return of the green goddess, bringing flowers, butterflies, bees, color, garden and birds’ song. At this time of ‘Brigid”s crossing’, from the inner to the outer breath of the world. One can attune within with one’s Soul, to the Soul of the World; to the One Life of Higher Love and Light, wisdom and understanding,love and compassion. The World Breath is the revelation of the Christos too. As Sophia Wisdom, It is the kiss and return of the goddess (Persephone, Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Isis Sophia, and more). At times felt more within for sure till Spring Equinox, but be insured its in light feeling and sense of relationship , a belonging to all life sense of inner warmth and arising. A sense of being at one with it all; ‘at-tone-ment’; while moving and grooving with the cycle of the year as a whole and in each part. Each of us through the circles and cycles of life must keep tuning and retuning our instrument inwardly to the big macrocosmic world picture without. Each day must be discovered anew.

In musical nomenclature, one tunes into the initial tone or tonic of the year at winter solstice or Christmas. One then feels or attunes to the third at Candlemas. Spring plays the 5th,and Summer Solstice the Octave or offering of flowers scent and color to the wisdom stars. Winter,Spring, Summer. The 3 Primary Colors work to Summer’s 7 fold colors, a similar metaphor.Yes, its a bit metaphysical and philosophically romantic as Hermes and ancient Greek Philosophy of Soul;but none-the-less, its healing and invigorating to be in such attunement with the earth, the cycle of the World Breath. After the summer solstice, in this musical metaphor, Autumn or Fall Equinox to Christmas/Solstice is the return from the octave in musical intervals, to the 5th and 3rd, bringing the Higher Self, the Christ or Christos or Hermes, experience, back into incarnation. See Steiner’s True and False Paths for further insights on this.

The yearly world breath is  now just rising below earth surface about to ‘a-rose’,arise, in its ascendency or ascent. Psyche or Persephone’s return from the underworld is another mythopoetic notion of the same beautiful spirit soul wisdom of the times.Human beings can, in their psyche (soul, psychic, sensitive etheric or astral body) take a look and  breath of new awareness to such,attuning to a coming into being anew each season and year.  Early Spring blessings and arisings everyone! May renewed insight and grace, healing and light, be yours, Blessings. Love the earth and all living in peace,

robert of mayflower

ps. for further research read Rudolf Steiner’s ‘Cycle of the Year’, or his ‘The Four Seasons and the Archangels’

as well as HP Blavatsky’’s  ’The Esoteric Character of the Gospels’, or Manly Hall’s ’Secret Teachings of All Ages’.More info on cycle of year and theosophy of the rosicrucian in relations to western hermetic and tibetan buddhism in my book ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’


Robert of Mayflower’s 

Astrological and Spiritual Insights for February 2016

Mayflower Bookshop (248) 547-8227

Feb 1st Moon conjunct Mars makes for aggressive talk and action. A ‘bang em up shoot shoot’ or ‘crass crash trash’ mentality at times, stormy and moody. Good for Bravado and bold to the point speech that cuts to the point (for those not angry and gray). Moon in Scorpio brings karmic intensity and intensified emotional psychological mood. Mars squared by Sun on 7th, so Monday Feb 1st may give early warning about what’s up for coming week where the main issues, hotspots, hot heads; where the fight or need to fight. Good for courage and bold action, but ‘bad’ for rash action, anger, and premature hastiness.

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” 

-Oscar Wilde, from Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young

Feb 2nd to the 8th , Mercury and Venus in Capricorn square Black Moon Lilith in Libra. Is an intense sensuous and smart woman the secret behind, or the undoing of, every man?! Clear thinking and kind feelings negate selling out to power and fear grasping seductions or lust for escape. Working for higher love/truth/harmony with others no matter what the cost seems now more important then ever to one’s own and the world’s higher integrity, truth, and spiritual nobility, value. The mind and heart seek redemption from past deeds by working into future virtues. Sun trine Lilith 7th and 8th brings new light and insight to dark places in ourselves and others. Amazing Grace and Soul Redemption for some; for others, further ways to escape oneself and one’s true work and love.

“Nobody ever commits a crime without doing something stupid.”

-Oscar Wilde, from The Critic as Artist.

Feb 3rd Mars sextile Pluto with Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn. Strong urge to change up mood while keeping strong  familiar bottom line. Urge to rewrite past, others work to change future. Coming to intellectual ultimates and decisions affecting next 3 to 4 days.

“There is no thing more precious than a human soul, nor any earthly thing that can be weighed with it.” -Oscar Wilde, The Model Millionaire.

Feb. 5th into 6th. Friday’s Venus conjunct Pluto brings wild intense conclusions and results. Endings and new beginnings, feelings of being pregnant with something, even a project. Can be deep love, can be fear of love. Dark forebodings. Feelings of frustrated thinking and slow or no results. Things slowly brewing for last week or two bring troubles for some, for others resolution. Secrets come to the surface or hide deeper in the dark or unconscious. Need to face the shadow and embrace everything with long winded patient love compassion willingness to learn new ways. Weird jealousies and psycho drama plague and wreck the otherwise sensuous art and aesthetic of times, persons, and things. Intense love or lack of it with this aspect. One can now come into a new sense and need for creatively deepening love and freedoms self obtained. Time for freeing exchanges. But also a dangerous time for sense of being sucked down into carrying wrong burden and doing wrong work. Here it takes time to process and fix things. One may come to ultimate solution resolution, or cry for further changes.

Feb 6th, Mercury trine Jupiter, Venus square Uranus; some jump for joy while others just jump into projections. A need for creative change, new freedoms and renewed sense of healing or purification. Some exit, others feel no exit available. Still others get yanked out of sorts for a few days having missed the right turn a ways back and now suffering consequences. Sudden ideas and creative urges may spark your days with amazement, or throw you into a new maze or labyrinth of entangled weavings hard to explain to those not in it with you. Some run, others in it for the long run. Avoid fight or flight, take deep breaths, ask the question ‘What would Jesus or Buddha do?’.If all else fails, try doing nothing and quietly listen with your heart till water arises from the sacred well. If you see a golden grail cup arise right before you, be a pure fool and take a taste. Be sure to say grace before and after though! Make a wish.

“A mask tells us more than a face.”

-Oscar Wilde, from ‘Pen, Pencil, and Poison’.

Feb. 7th Sun square Mars can crash or cash in, fight or flight, cast light or kill the light. Choose Jedi Knight! At higher octaves one speaks higher truths; some fall to argue, fight, and contesting. Here strong physical and emotional drive, outbursts, or assertive actions can over ride wisdom and temperance. Avoid conflict based on jealousy, attachment, emotional extremes, anger. Difficult aspect at times for travel or resolving opposite views. Accident aspects for some this and last few days into Monday’s New Moon. For others a time for all ahead go and doing good works, speaking one’s truth. Windy stormy weather? Or is it cutting through to the truth.

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” -Oscar Wilde

Feb. 8th New Moon in Aquarius, influencing next 5 days or perhaps even into full moon. Urge to break free, try new things, fall in love with anything including oneself! Aquarius rules friendships, hopes and dreams, love or career, travels, and higher self communications and contacts with original unique thinking.

“As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.” 

-Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

Feb. 9th Moon conjunct Neptune gives indication of further weird events to come. See Feb. 13th, Neptune in sky squaring USA natal Uranus. Wildly idealistic future scenarios emerge as well as wildly apocalipstick commercials, apocalyptic salesmen, plague viruses, health issues, wild escape opportunities, space people, mother mary visitations and bombastic pronouncements and verdicts given before the evidence has arrived. Neptune can be the Great Mother, Compassion, Clairvoyance, and spirituality; but it can on the down side bring illusion, delusion, feeling drained and vamped out. Image of Sherlock Holmes meeting Alice in Wonderland at a fast food joint. Good drugs or medicines and bad drugs debated. Can be weird weather, flooding or storm, earth moving. (see Feb 13th for more).

“When we are happy we are always good but when we are good we are not always happy.” -Oscar Wilde, from The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Feb. 10th Venus trine Jupiter (felt days before and bit after). Feelings of love, beautifying, appreciating others, loved ones/family/friends, Time for re-orchestrating, cleaning, beautifying, harmonizing, shining one’s best values and virtues true. Good day to shop, make decisions, connect, hook up, love, and be friend to all heart to heart, soul to soul. Good day to make plans for the future, heal, do yoga, meditate, play.

“Death is not a God. He only the servant of the gods.”

-Oscar Wilde, from La Sainte Courtesan

Feb.13th Mercury enters Aquarius, New original ideas enhance and further flower oneself and others. Strengthening long standing foundations of security aa well as renewing and making some aspects of your life renewed or novel new. Unique and creative new plans emerge. Mentally pleasing times, yet challenging of self and relations to grow in some new way while maintaining secure foundations.  Neptune squares USA Uranus today (influence felt for weeks if not years). Neptune can bring melting or flowering anew. Neptune is high idealism, projection of big dreams and jumping right in. Neptune can Big Plans, but also easily falls into illusions and false fears, false dreams, false hope,wrong investment. Neptune needs strong review and practical realistic thought. Play it safe, play it real. Yet Neptune is good for the arts, music, fashion, fun feelings and play, travel and escape at times. False inflation or deflation could be at hand here. The economy and the presidential race may be fragile. This aspect can also portend of long transition from fossil fuels to more efficient less polluting energy, more ecologically responsive facilitation to challenges and problems facing world today. Need to become aware of what things and habits nourish inspire heal, and what drains, vamps, or betrays the future. Need to discover what is good for self and all. Neptune rules crazy wild escapades and bigger than life hollywood entertainment, political antics, frolic, and drama episodes. Neptune demands virtue, a mother’s love and compassion, and a purity of motive and action for right results.

“Nothing is serious except passion. The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.” 

-Oscar Wilde,  from A Woman of No Importance.

Feb. 16th Venus enters Aquarius. Novel feelings of love, sudden urges in coming weeks to be more creative, artistic, inventive, robust, and novel, like in a thriller with you as main actor accompanied by another main actor. Like Thoth and Hermes, Krishna and Arjuna, Christ and disciple, Moses and student; each of us has a sense of higher self and shadow, each of us converses with both angel and every day.

Feb 19th Sun enters Pisces. Wanting to not have to struggle as much, wanting peace and solitude of heart and soul to rule. Tendency to flow more, let go and let God, these coming weeks. Good thing is wanting to have peace and health, not wanting to struggle and fight. Challenge of Pisces ruled by Neptune is to see truth and the right work to do, rather than putting head in the sand and hoping troubles will go away by themselves without right action.

Full Moon in Virgo Feb 22. Avoid nagging and negative criticism. Constructive ideas beautify the heart soul to be strengthened, encouraging free acts of daring, love and truth.  Teaching by example goes far here. Jupiter in Virgo opposes Chiron in Sagittarius this day into tomorrow, affecting week before and perhaps after. Healing of social identify, group, friends, family possible now. Negatively,  an exaggeration of ill symptoms and a growing psycho drama of fear and ill will. Choose love and compassion, eternal Good/True/Beautiful. Work for the Good/True/Beautiful. Be it, don’t wait for it to come. Good time to heal up old wounds, lost friendships, regain one’s healthy heart and mind for learning, make future plans that will grow healthy spirit soul. Good time to take up new learning. Patience and selfless openness for truth and right working relationship to self and world around, brings good luck into workplace, physical health, travel plans, and future goals.

“Outwardly getting older isn’t so bad if inwardly we keep growing younger. After 30 we seriously need inner awakening, spiritual soul work, to continue growing younger. Refusing to learn lessons life offers is hardening to the flow and flowering of eternal spiritual awareness. In a willingness to keep learning, we grow ever younger in heart and soul, ever more capable of loving and receiving life’s gifts of joy.” -Trebore Tau Bodhi

Feb. 25th Mercury sextile Saturn. Urge to catch up, simplify, use common sense, patience to think and speak practically down to earth wisdom which lasts through time..

Quick wit, perky and lively conversation and thinking. Learning new things, or balking at such. Good time to play harmony to the ideal world round, Moon in Libra wants to work and play with others, yet still a need to be alone and contemplate, meditate..

“There is no sin except stupidity.” -Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

(perhaps the word here should me ‘ignorance’. -rt)

‘To ancient wisdom India, ‘Sin’ is acting out of separateness causing unnecessary suffering, suffering we don’t grow from. When each individual feels what everything and every other individual feels, the world will immediately cease warring and find peace.’ —Trebore Tau Bodhi

Feb 28th Sun conjunct Neptune in Pisces. Dreamy day of future planning, travel, arts, music, friends, melting into the dream, beauty. Day of disillusionment or future dreaming and melting into.

“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”

-Oscar Wilde, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Feb 29th Moon conjunct Mars makes for knee jerk reactions, aggressive assertive moves, perky right to the point speech. Need for patience and kindness, words simple clear, not over critical, attempting to speak only what is true, kind, helpful. Avoid over reaction or rash statements of anger. Drive and travel safely. Possibly a day to get lots done, busy and straightforward. Don’t be too busy to miss your stillness deep love within shining. Windy stormy weather or just cutting through to what needs be done.

“The secret of remaining young is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming.” -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

-Robert of Mayflower

is robert thibodeau,

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AstroNews and Spiritual Views – January 2016

January 3rd, 2016

AstroNews and Spiritual Views for January 2016

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Astrology for January—

  • Jan. 4th, Mars enters Scorpio leaving Libra. Serious decision making and bottom-line. Attack and defense mentality. An obsessive focus or ‘stick-to-itiveness’ ‘come hell or high water’ in conversations, politics and the news. Intensified energies need to avoid use of force or acting destructively. A sense of anger/hate or unconscious willful thrusts of energy need to find sense of compassion for one’s own sense of not knowing, or incapacity to do, complete, finish. Need for wise mutual understanding. A sense of death and rebirth, degenerative energies or regenerative renewing energies.
  • Jan. 5th Mercury goes retrograde at zero degree Aquarius backing up into Capricorn till Jan. 25th. Take care and extra caution when starting new projects, signing papers, making important purchases. Aquarius’s progressive, novel, radical, or rebellious ideas and actions take a step back into more ‘steady as you go’ controlled, cautionary, and ambitiously concentrated ways more secured. Those poised and about to leap into the air suddenly dive for cover and safer sure ground. On the same day, Venus squares Neptune; making many question what is up and where are things going. Some re-examine state of affairs, or have second thoughts about job, money, or love life. For yet others, dreams of better futures, dreams of future escapades or travels prevail. Sun square Pluto later in night of 5th good for catching up, renewal, finding rest. Avoid psycho drama and projection of shame or blame, guilt or name calling. For some its mistaken emotional attachment, negative emotions, and crazy negative irrational behaviour. For others it’s a serious talk or thought about reality. Need to avoid projection or idle dreaming, wrong habits or behaviours undermining success. With Mercury squaring Mars in sky, right till the Full Moon on 9th take care to pick your battles rightly. Feisty arguments abound with ‘one-up-man-ship’ tongue wagging. Debate and disagreement as to what to do about many a stormy or sticky problem. Intensified weather and earth changes this first week of January here.
  • Jan. 7th Sun square Uranus. Quick changes and redirections. Events forcing change. Conscious jump on whatever happening. Electrical mishaps or outages. Sudden breakthroughs or breakdowns. Jupiter going retrograde later in night brings for some shocking insights, changes, readjustments, and sudden realizations necessitating quick changes. Sudden conceptions, births, deaths, and shifts of directions. Avoid negative critical projections causing negative reactions. Constructive criticism and patience called for. Strange weather, sudden storm or quake uptick around this date. Extremes or sudden shifts in weather and behaviour, all possible around these daze. For some, it’s a leap of faith; for others it’s a letting go and falling into a greater sense of oneness or sense of family, friends, love, calling. A sense of genius or idiot savant here. Rash unconscious actions bring negative result.
  • Jan. 8th Venus conjunct Saturn brings some lovers and money dreamers crashing down to the ground. For others, long-term security seems better than beating the bush or chasing rainbows. Good for yoga, meditation, long-term projects, and deep love. Strong ideals of love need practical way of manifesting, completing, grounding. Some opt to move, change, travel, migrate. Feelings of deep love, compassion, divine melancholy, or depression depending on one’s capacities and qualities. A sense of longing for the past or relics, tokens, something meaningful from the past.
  • Jan. 9th New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto, serious time, dangerous time, erotic time, compassionate time. Feelings and emotions run deep for next two weeks. Avoid taking things too seriously and over-reacting. Balance a sense of lack of freedom or depressed moods with a good massage, meditation, reading positive inspirational metaphysical book from mayflower, take a long walk and empty your head while opening your heart to the bigger love holds us all. New Moon night on to the 9th may bring many good luck and all ahead go; a wanting at this time to be with the right person or persons. Work on making yourself that right person. Worries and concerns over one’s suffering, passions, or others sufferings and long slow changes, growth. Good for underground or inner growth, research and learning.
  • Jan. 11th, Robert of Mayflower gives talk at 7 pm on YogaMind and Higher Love. See above for information.
  • Jan 13th Sun trine Jupiter. Conscious decision making and solution resolution. Happy go lucky day? Or is it dumber and dumber unconscious indulgence. Good day for making connections well grounded and future ordained. Shining one’s truth and sharing.
  • Jan. 14 Sun conjunct Mercury, Mercury trine Jupiter. For some severe weather, storms or quake up tick, shake ups, new information rearranging the chairs of one’s mind. For some, more sunshine, beautiful fair weather, new and good o’friends come round. Coming into being with new or renewed awareness and brightness, smarts.
  • Jan. 18th Mars trine Neptune. Idealistic push to reach ideals, persuasive emotions and feelings to reach and push for success and greater sense of wholeness. Imaginative passion and electro-magnetic urges to go beyond oneself. Dangerous if one takes high risk of fool hardy darings. Important to stay practical yet visionary experience, psychic experience and dreams strong around these days.
  • Jan. 20th Sun enters Aquarius, Mercury retrograde square Uranus. Weird computer glitches or electrical black outs, outages. Mis communications and crazy talk. Avoid major decision or contracts here until Mercury goes direct, unless you really know what you are dong! Mercury is conjunct Pluto too causing serious worry and concern in the news and with secret private affairs. Many concerned over troubling times in world, ecology, changing weather, economics, and more. Conspiracy theories thrive on negative projections at this time. Venus conjuncts Pluto Feb 4th; those with planets mid Cardinal Signs Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, Aries, may feel the pinch. Try to tune oneself to more eternal virtues and values and not take things personally. “They know not what they do.” -Jesus says from the cross. Ignorance and delusion abound. Good time to read and study sacred literature. Good time to acquire right knowledge to lift your Soul and Mind to higher virtues, vision, and thinking. Good for research and not taking things personally other than new opportunity to grow. No shame or blame, just learning to attune to one’s Higher Self. See Key to Theosophy by Blavatsky and Rudolf Steiner’s Path to Self Knowledge for more insight into one’s Higher Self or Christos. More creative insights and perhaps breakthroughs on 31st when Mercury squares uranus; conspiracy theories and crazy world events, fears and scary stuff, abound. Moody time good for research and long hot sea salt bath with good book from mayflower bookshop.
  • Jan. 22nd Mercury conjunct Pluto. Negative criticism. For some strong urge to make change come hell or high water. Intensification of smarts and deep mind. For others, a loss of clear thinking due to over indulgence, negative attachment, emotional conflict, selfish obsession, negative habit. Such aspect can also expose once secret facts. Good for research and probing minds. See Jan. 20th for more.
  • Jan 23rd. Full Moon in Leo, Venus enters Capricorn. Expressions of the heart, serious sense of love and long term goals. Avoid jealousy or too much control of self or others. Control can kill creativity. Discipline means opens to higher qualities, values.
  • Jan. 28th. Robert of Mayflower gives talk at 7pm on the genius of TAROT. Learn to unlock your own psychic spiritual perceptions. See above for details.
  • Jan 31st Mercury square Uranus, flashes of genius and creative money making, play, and career callings. Breakthroughs with knowledge, research, high tech; or break downs. Here the Mind tries to go beyond its own limits attaining new insights for further positive change and growth. Sudden shifts in perceptions. New news shifts thinking.

Robert Thibodeau of Mayflower Bookshop

Available for astrological and spiritual consultations, by appointment; Call (248) 547-8227

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Author of a number of books including ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’.

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All the roads of spirituality breathe through the heart’s art of spiritual soul perception, and the art of holding the mind still in the heart to look again. Contributions to sustain this news letter are welcome. Blessings.

~robert of mayflower

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological News – December 2015

December 2nd, 2015

Truth is what holds us still to listen to stars, to truth, go God and our true self. Love is what moves us to become like gods in the becoming, virtues flowering from heart and mind. Yet greater virtuous deeds further come from a sense of divine proportion, Divine Presence within, divining a spiritual awareness and vocabulary for the architectonic of the World Soul sparkling and shining from each individual soul. An open heart for learning insures us of this ever better future, spiritual family and community, destiny and co-creative joy, wit. Happy Times to you!’

-robert of mayflower

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(Aspects below can influence times and days before and after, exact date of aspect given here.)

  1. Dec. 1st Mercury in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries. Truths get told but many may be not listening. Good day to attempt to see clearly the road ahead. The coming days will test or verify who has a good head on their shoulders. Britain is deciding to start bombing Syria and get involved in the War, while the United States said its deploying special operations to Iraq. Are we going to war or already in one? As we get to Dec. 5th to 10th, much wisdom insight will be needed to awaken a new impulse for peace and love in the world.
  2. Dec. 4th Mercury square Jupiter makes for busy busy too busy, too much talk, news, too much goings on. Way too much talk, arrogance or boasting causing critical reactions. Exaggeration or inflation of self or possibilities, beware of scams or over the top promises. Time of impossible possibilities, true; but times are dangerous for peace of mind and sure roads ahead. On the other hand, this is good aspect for getting many things done quick, accomplished; if one’s mind is centered, disciplined, and focused. Venus enters Scorpio night of 4th making for intensification of feelings, lusty imagination and electro magnetism, secret rendezvous, deepening of inner feelings, a desire for something or someone..  Dec.30th Venus enters Sagittarius giving more idealistic platonic notions to romance, and a surer road ahead.
  3. Dec. 5th to Dec 10th Mars in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn, Mars also opposing Uranus in Aries. Although this can be a persuasively engaging powerful aspect in relationships, business, and personal affairs; its can also be very violent, suicidal, warring brutal crazy chaotic aspect for anger and serious manic depressive mood swings. Punk criminals get caught and brought to justice, but others don’t. Also aspect for Authoritative moves to make world peace, harmony, justice, or reconciliation. Such aspect tends though to be unforgiving. As Ben Franklin said, another astrologer, ‘To be forewarned is to be forearmed’. The idea is one can prepare and even change the future. Astrology is like a weather forecast, sometimes right, so one can be prepared. Such an aspect can escalate emotions, accidents, and violence if one is not careful. Anger freaks will be freaking. The Charlie Sheen’s of the world are starting to take off their masks. Many people will suddenly feel transparent or exposed, or in danger. This energy is at its height till the 11th december, but is in the air also near middle of the month into Christmas. On the opposite pole, this is an aspect too for bravery in the face of danger or winning with odds against you. Not a good time though to gamble or take unnecessary chances. Hopefully no more shoot outs and crazy violent gun people causing harm and chaos. No more Paris violations and such terrorist episodes. Possible extremes of violence in parts of world for sure though. Danger of stealth acts of crime. Perils of the soul and emotions. Good time to reconsider oneself in light of spiritual science and virtue mind training. Did i say the words; Steiner, Blavatsky, Osho, Tibetan Buddhism, Manly Hall, or my book ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’? Yoga, Meditation, spiritual retreat and study good at this time. Good time to rid oneself of unneeded never used clothes and other items. Good time to help those less fortunate then oneself;Yes! Dec. 5th evening Moon conjuncts Mars perhaps triggering events in days to come Dec. 6th to 10th. Here Mars/Pluto can be brute force, attempts to over power, good guy vs bad guy scenario. Also danger of ecological troubles, toxic, cruelty and destructive tendencies. The positive side of this aspect is working on oneself to change world around one, taking responsibility for one’s inner awakening and spiritual growth. A need for inner discipline and personal sacrifice for the attainment of higher goals is here called for. A need for higher virtuous aspirations, aims. Its an aspect where one may feel the need to become better attuned to one’s higher calling or inner guides. Others feel the need for counselor. Psychodrama, inflated emotions and egotism, a ‘shoot em up’ mentality will further escalate both suffering and troubles. This is an aspect where we all need good police officers and military to protect and make safe.. Important now to invoke patience, compassion, thankfulness, selfless learning, and spiritual insight. Avoid impulsive unconscious acts, anger, or comparing self with others. Good aspect for cleaning and making positive changes in one’s life rather than being put through changes by outer circumstances, events, others. This is a war like aspect; but with equanimity and compassionate insight, one can bring about sure results, breakthrough realizations, resolution of problems quickly, rather than escalating and furthering troubles. Possible breakdowns in system. Difficult weather and dangerous travel often accompany such aspects. Extra care must be taken to not stir up unneeded troubles. Hopefully leaders can find new ways to deal with pollution. The Beijing smog is so toxic and blurring that many see it as a sign of the Apocalypse. Might be good to read Rudolf Steiner’s take on such in his Apocalypse lectures available in book form at Mayflower Bookshop. During this time Mars conjuncts Vladimir Putin’s Sun at 13 Libra which Pluto has been squaring for last few years making dangerous volatile feisty aggressive type aspect effective for some 3 weeks. Mars in sky heading for square to Mr. Putin’s Uranus too. Much caution and patience will be needed to keep him from over reacting or from being too assertive aggressive. Same with many others in this world, this will prove to be difficult time to make positive. Many people during this time experience unconscious reactions to what they see as personal physical and psychic threats. Difficult time here for sure. In the USA July 4th 1776 chart with 8 Sagittarius rising, Saturn in sky at this time conjunct USA ascending rising sign and Pluto in sky is squaring the USA’s natal Saturn in December making for what?! Temporary fall in Stock Markets? Volatile vicissitudes, ups and downs, with both markets and emotions, storms, weather, gold and economy? Depression, down grading, severity, bad things happening, or just many finally getting back to reality and need for good work? I hope! Late December into January should lift us up out of the chill. But will it really take till 2020 and the next Jupiter/Saturn conjunction to get smart and wise enough to bring about a real world economy and world peace? Till Feb. 2016, and especially coming up here in December, extremes in the weather; some places heavier than normal winter, other places strangely warm up. Severe cold weather in many parts? Or is it severe cold war politics getting us in hot water? Is there slow but sure progress with world peace and divine economy, or is there severe suffering and martyrdom for those stuck in warring lands. Danger from those obsessed with negative projections. Sense of suffering or depression can be circumvented by disciplined work ethic, perseverance, persistence, patience, and consistent eye on the goal; as well as spiritual learning, meditation, yoga, healthy diet, spiritually minded friends, prayer. Pluto/Saturn aspects in USA Chart can be a compassion crisis, or lack of love, truth, compassion. It can be need to do personal inventory and pull out old foundations at fault, in attempt to lay new foundations of wisdom/compassion/universal religion and truth. One is reminded of H.P.Blavatsky’s motto for the Theosophical Society, ‘There is no religion higher than Truth’. Troubles in the world, or severe world outlook, jeopardize happiness and progress, forward motion. Anger, hatred and strife, is a real problem here. Anger is often impotent projections on others helping no one to grow, distracting the person who is angry from their own real work. Anger thus is the lazy man’s projection, making it impossible for working on self, selfless learning and growth. Anger is a confession that one lacks wisdom to change the situation and is avoiding work on self, thus projecting that others are the cause. Ok, sometimes they are and one needs a good justice system, but still; our higher self sets everything up so we can learn to grow beyond ourselves into greater capacities and virtue, into our own Christ Self, Buddha Nature, Hermes higher self, activated to greater love, greater community,freedom and ‘enlightenment’. Its not all bad in the stars, we do have good aspects too!!! Jupiter conjoining USA natal Neptune can be divine intervention and miraculous occurrence for the good, true beautiful. On the down side it can be foolish idealism unrealistic and lost in space fatality, fatal to future progress. It can be  also a rude awakening, a being slapped in the face with reality while we were false dreaming of false heavens, hell is unleashed. Its distracting entertainment from serious problems confronting both humanity and the free individual. It is a need for renewal of the art of being human. A rediscovery of the art of living true to self. Mars conjunct the USA Saturn, and Saturn conjunct the USA Rising Sign will keep us real for sure with what is up. This aspect is a cold slap of reality. Many true facts will emerge giving us all a more realistic picture of what is happening in the world. Some say, ‘watch the money and you can figure out lots more than the news offers’, but watch the heart and you will truly see into the future and how each of us may creatively fulfill our higher destiny. With Neptune square USA Ascendent and Saturn conjunct it, look for extremes in weather and behaviour. In some places and moments severe cold and stormy, next weird warming. Sudden reality wakes many from sleep or false dreaming. It could be really good if the highest spiritual possibility meets the most practical earthy manifestation. Pray for that. For many though,  the ideal suffers the reality, and reality suffers to reach higher ideals and ‘dreams come true’. If you got real spirit sparkle, it will continue to shine; feed it with love, truth, good food! With Jupiter on USA midheaven there is hope for happy endings and new beginnings in many a place, space, and time. President Obama as Commander in Chief has Jupiter in the sky conjunct his natal Mars making him positive spirit and lucky good in dealing with any problems that come. There is always too much in this world to find a true focus, so the astute, or Sherlock Holmes astrologer, has to use keen judgement as well as deep intuitions in finding what matters and what spirits us to greater glories, grace, and victories overcoming negatives into positives. In looking at the Astrology of France, the storming of the Bastille chart, the French Revolution chart of July 14th, 1789, Uranus conjuncts France’s natal Moon at 14 Aries while Mars opposes it. Darn, this is a most difficult aspect depicting more violence and explosive situations.Lets hope its invoking the higher octave of values and virtues, intelligence and freedom, higher knowledge, wisdom and compassion with a prevailing strength to overcome negatives. Neptune is Pisces square France’s natal Mars at 8 Gemini can be healing, but it can also be fear and unconscious projection. It can confuse and put a fog on the situation, as well as indicating toxic or poisonous situation. Definitely a need to protect the water and air, as well as the ‘truth barometer’ of affairs. Very difficult to understand what is going on there without a truth compass and desire to make peace not war. Young people exploding mostly young people so far. A definite need to re-imagine peace and love, truth and compassionate joy there, here, everywhere.; It seems to me that countries need to only let in those who are sympathetic to that countries life style, beliefs, history, wishes, traditions and laws. Don’t let people in who hate your country. That is simple. Its one thing to converse or even debate, its another thing to take the law into one’s own tyrant hands. Work within the system to improve and make better, not to over throw.  The United States is an experiment for freedom, truth and love. If you come here, join that! Ok, i am ranting a bit, these daze everyone does. No excuse, just playfully creatively sharing and engaging your mind to think and ponder a bit more. When all else fails, meditate in silence, calling upon the Higher Worlds, then listen deep with all your heart for higher love and truth to speak from the holy stillness within. For further meditation techniques see How to Know the Higher Worlds by Steiner, Book of Secrets by Osho, The Three Principles of the Path or Odyssey to Freedom by Gelek Rinpoche, The secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Hall, and The Voice of the Silence and Key to Theosophy by Blavatsky (all available at any good bookstore, or Mayflower Bookshop). We just got through Saturn square Neptune late November and such aspect hits two more times in June and Sept. ’16. This aspect reveals the attempt to have law and order at the same time as co-creative peace, individual freedom. You can see from the following list other famous people who struggled with this aspect to find a balance between security and freedom of expression. Its easy to get lost in chaotic over the top antics vs. too much restriction or discipline. Finding healthy balance between ideal visualized and practical realities is key for next several months.
  4. Brad Pitt, Walt Whitman, Gurdjief, Miles Davis, Paula Abdul, H.P.Lovecraft, Queen Victoria, Marilyn Monroe, Mark Twain, and Allen Ginsburg have saturn square neptune. Such  aspect can make one severe and rigid with Saturn or it can make one magical and ethereally spirited or all over the place with Neptune. Saturn wants to have control and separate making walls; Neptune wants to feel at-one with everything, a sense of belonging, a belief in God or Karma, wholeness, freedom. Authority vs. anarchy? Disciplined security vs. free spirit and creative lifestyle. Control kills creativity, too much freedom can trip into chaos and disorder. Liberation from the old structures vs authoritative rights and rules? Saturn/Neptune squares 3 times nov. 26. 2015, June 17 2016, and Sept 2016. After this the next major Saturn aspect is 2020 when Saturn conjuncts Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn….then Jupiter into Aquarius brings about a new working together for global change, peace and harmony. Saturn/Pluto is responsible use or misuse of power.
  5. Dec. 6th evening to evening of 14th Hanukkah celebrated. ‘The soul of man in the lamp of God’ -Book of Proverbs. “A human being is created to light up this world” -Sefas Emes. Hanukkah celebrates lighting up the darkness with wisdom insight, love and truth. Here a sense of ONENESS lights us to the higher octave of ourselves, the 8th day or note in music in the higher octave of our own Higher Self, the Spark of God within. It is a feast and festival of light. The sun at this time of year is crossing the galactic center, a virtual festival of lights, where massive amounts of stars cluster the center of our galaxy around which our Sun travels. For those esotericists, One candle lights the other 8. A total of nine candles representing the 9 spiritual hierarchies of which we each are the possibility of the 10th angelic kingdom in future time. This secret cabala is there for those who see. Christmas of course is another festival of lights but a more fixed holiday and religious celebration. Hanukkah is a moving feast as is Easter in the christian tradition. The Sun conjuncts the Galactic Center, the top of the tree the Milky Way Dec. 17th through the 20th. Winter Solstice is Dec. 21st at 11:49 and the start of longer days (more light) and shorter nights (dark) to follow.
  6. Dec. 11th New Moon in Sagittarius with Venus trine Neptune kicks off very idealistic loving mood for next two weeks into Christmas. A sense of higher law and love sets a mood. Futuristic premonitions and sense of higher love/compassion.
  7. Dec. 13-14th Gemini’s meteor showers and Sun square Jupiter. Busy busy days, good for landing, grounding, materializing, getting things done, setting right goals and taking steps, accomplishing tasks, rooting, meeting up with friends, family, others, in happy joyous mood.Take care to avoid overdoing or over indulging.
  8. Dec. 15th Republican Debate in Las Vegas Nevada. Moon in Aquarius should bring lots of fresh and futuristic ideas to the table. With Sun/Jupiter square the day before, the foreplay and pre-game may offer more sizzle and pizazz. None-the-less, having the republican debate on the waxing moon rather than waning will add energetic performance and thruster rockets to the outcome. In the debate, Carson and Rubio have no significant aspects to further their popularity. Jeb Bush has Jupiter transit one degree from conjunction to his rising sign. Will Jeb suddenly rise in popularity in coming weeks?! Very possible indeed. With Saturn trine his Venus, Jeb starts to look strong in the long run. John Kasich has Jupiter in sky trine his natal Sun and could gain or look good if Mars in sky conjunct his natal Neptune doesn’t make him look foolish or have him saying silly or erroneous things. All in all, like em or not, Donald Trump continues astrologically to be the most colorful and outrageous yet on top guy. Jeb Bush with his aspects gets more into the playful game of one-up-man ship and long term commander look and his star could be rising. Is it possible this could drag on to the convention for either final voice, or even surprise new comer?! The Republican presidential candidate is important because as predicted a year ago or more, astrologically, Mrs. Clinton doesn’t have winning aspects. What do you think?
  9. Dec. 19th Mercury conjunct Pluto and Moon conjunct Uranus makes for upsets and shifting moods and tastes. Democratic Debate in Manchester New Hampshire this day should bring such surprises and sudden shifts of like and dislike in voters reactions. With transiting Jupiter conjunct Bernie Sanders natal North Node in Virgo, one would think he would gain in popularity at this time. Hilary Clinton has Jupiter opposing her natal Moon in Pisces. Such aspect can make Hillary moody and irritable, discontent and irritable, fluctuating between dry boring to emotionally critically charged. This aspect may also indicate legal, marriage, or religious conflicts or contesting. Tactlessness, exaggeration, cockiness, egotism, or taking things for granted queen like, could hurt Hillary’s image and popularity. With spontaneous intellectual daring and a free sense of equal sparring and jesting, with a spirit of joyful youthfulness along with mature wisdom grounding and new insight may very well carry her positively through debate; but usually such aspect throws one off and awkward and off centered reactions to what others say may throw her back some from ratings. Her challenge is to show strength and toughness at the same time revealing a greater love for all humanity, the world, and a better future. Rand Paul continues to look good and hang in there with his astrological aspects. I am sure nobody in the debate will bring up the 6 month ongoing Indonesia fires, let alone how lack of love and respect for each other in this world is becoming a big problem. If only the truth of karma and reincarnation could be reckoned with…
  10. December 20th Mercury square uranus. surprise upsets or sudden good news? Mercury in Capricorn wants to mentally control uncontrolled Uranus usurper in Aries. Result? Only the long run bigger picture wins here, avoid immediate satisfaction quick burners.
  11. Dec. 21st, Sun enters Capricorn 11:49 pm. Winter Solstice This is longest night and shortest day of the year. Historically this time of year infamous a virgin giving birth to a solar sunlike savior. In the heart is a sun god seems to be the message. Historically perhaps the biggest pagan festival of the year solstice and the 25th is. Here Dionysus, Heracles, Glycon, Zoroaster/Zarathustra, Attis of Phrygia, Odysseus, Romulus, Bacchus, Mithras, Krishna, Horus, Buddha, Jesus, and the Saturnalia are born. See books ‘The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors by Kersey Graves at Mayflower, or Isis Unveiled by H.P.Blavatsky, or Jesus Christ Sun of God by David Fideler. The metaphysics of Winter Solstice is longest night, shortest day; light is dwindled to dark and if one is quietly listening and watching, the sun shines at midnight. Three days after the winter solstice, the Sun is reborn and grows in light. The sun is reborn from the dead or dark stillness and grows in light moving northward each day at eastern sunrise till summer solstice when it turns round again to the darkness. In third century Emperor Aurelian established December 25th as the birthday of the “Invincible Sun” as part of Roman Winter Solstice celebrations. In 273 AD the dominant Christian Church also picked that day for birth of Jesus so to get more audience for their business. Before this time Jesus was said to be born at spring time. Unless in one’s heart mind of course, this is all contrived business of religion rather than spiritual truth.
  12. December 25th Super Moon Full Moon at 3 degrees Cancer sign intensifying energies, especially planets in cardinal signs Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra. Mercury trine Jupiter in earth signs depicts more presents and presence of mind value/virtues. Uranus retrograde very close to square with Pluto as it goes direct. For some jolting experience of waking up to reality. Sudden clarity and full blown insight as to who is who and what to do. Also danger of extreme storm, extreme behaviors, upsets or riots, strong debate, sudden anger or shifts in consciousness. Expect strong news and many upsetting, yet also many success stories. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the baby Jesus by a Virgin. Like the old Hermetic shepherdEgyptian teachings, 3 wise men follow a star to the Virgin Isis giving birth to Horus (Hermes), know as the ‘good shepherd’. There are many examples. My point at the moment is that this time of year is meant to be a holy time to gain the divine Presence (present) and the treasure of light and love; the old saying was this; ‘Though Christ a thousand times in Bethlehem be born, unless in thy heart, thy soul is forlorn’. Each of us is a child of God trying to mature into a more co-creative participant with all life. Socrates taught that this is key to happiness, a more participatory life with all life. Blessings this holy time of year, all December into Jan. 4th or 6th for that matter. More later on this.
  13. December 29th Mercury square Mars. Arguments, fights, anger hatred and strife, or is it higher wisdom and love find what is right? Disagreements as to what happened or what is happening.. Mercury in Capricorn is authority laying down the law, Mars in Libra is contesting and perhaps protesting. Wisdom is finding long term solution rather than irresolution and unneeded discursive disruptive thinking and action. Either one knows what to do to get results, or one needs now be patient and still, wait for further events to unfold.
  14. December 31st New Year’s Eve….Moon in virgo conjunct Jupiter with Mars in Libra about to go into Scorpio ….. lends a hand at the Virgin Whore motif supplied by the church with the two Marys. The higher octave is an inner listening for a virtuous response to tough world tensions. The human being as ethical virtuous mind/heart developing and progressing in Soul Life, kind of an angel in the becoming; rather than the human being as being machine and animal, is called for. None-the-less, New Years Eve looks to be wild and much of a party mood frolic in the archetypal soul life yearning for  paradise and a better futures. Many take a leap, half make it. Lots of new encounters and healing situations may arise for some.
  15. Mercury retrograde January 5th with Venus square Neptune makes for real confusion as to what is right, true, or lie, falsehood, or foolish idealism. A sense or need to back off jumping into projections, and a search for sure ground to move and progress on. A reshuffling of the card motif.
  16. January 7th Sun square Uranus brings sudden bright light on ever changing situations at hand. Possible little quakes or solar storms to wake some from sleep or unconscious wanderings.
  17. January 9th New Moon, new beginnings, a sense of letting go and letting god, whoever that is. Need to inculcate virtue and renewed vows of holiness, selflessness, wholeness, sense of greater family and community, love and truth… make the future work of all of us.
  18. January 28th, a talk by Robert at the Birmingham Community Center, page 2- in their catalog here. ‘THE TAROT CARDS, A Path to Awakening Spirit Soul’. 7to 9 pm thurs. see…

  • Robert Thibodeau

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November 2015 Astrology

November 3rd, 2015

Robert of Mayflower

Astrological News and Views

for November 2015

Robert Thibodeau (248) 547-8227

  1. November 1st Pluto opposes USA Sun (Chart with Sagittarius Rising). For the last year and now November into December, secret tensions on inside track of politics economics, strange extremes in weather, pollution worries, inescapable tension of opposites everywhere one looks. With Saturn in Sagittarius, a fire sign, Leo and Aries Sun sign and planets seem to find stability and reality take on life. Will Saturn about to conjunct USA Sun bring hot weird weather followed by suddenly severe winter later in November and December? Virgo and Gemini Sun sign and planets need to take things slowly and surely. Important to get your wisdom Sophia Isis Mary Magic out and make a search for the funny bone. All work and no play is too severe, no fun, and pushes away friends. All play and no serious work on self makes for inevitable burn out and elemental dance frenzy falls from grace, leaving loneliness and confusion in the place of sacred heart centers and home life.
  2. November 2nd Venus conjunct Mars in Virgo can bring out the best of lovers, but also can go the opposite and fall into negative criticism, dog and cat fights, intellect vs. emotional/feelings. Capricorn and Taurus rediscover love of self and one’s work. Mutable signs feel the pinch of wanting more, or wanting less of some person or situation. Mercury entering Scorpio gives passionate thoughts and desirous thinking but the Venus/Mars in Virgo is work out, clean up, fix up, purify, first before romancing. With Virgo Moon Wednesday evening on the 4th right into Saturday morning the 7th, this first week of November will have that edgy ‘virgin whore’ archetypal force of war and peace, fight or flight. Avoid negative criticism, stick to constructive helpful suggestions. Take nothing personally, adhere to the higher self, the universal mind. Work on improving the self, letting criticism of others go. Virgo is associated with wish to find right work, healing self and others, relations. Enjoy what you have and share your heart’s treasures.
  3. November 6th, Mercury trines Neptune in Pisces, Moon conjuncts Jupiter. Good day to dream true, envision, work for peace and love, and to follow one’s star, ones dream come true.
  4. Saturday the 7th with Moon conjunct Mars and Venus reveals what really just happened in the last few weeks with love and war, inner and outer changes and shifts of consciousness. Venus/Mars have been hanging out together in the sky for a while, and love and desire has been a hit-and-miss, cat and dog wrestle or play. Avoid anger or negative critique bringing no true change or upgrade of intelligent working. Avoid being triggered or triggering negative response. Anger versus patience contest for the moment. Outspokenness and blunt words and actions can foster resentment. Remember, all gossip is a backhanded form of flattery. Take nothing personally at this time except for glimpsing higher truths and love, and trying to manifest such.
  5. November 8th Venus goes into Libra until the first week of December. An urge to make peace and work with other others in harmony and co-creative strivings, goals. A wanting for fairness, compassion and love, now easier to work and play into day-to-day relations and engagements. Urge for inner self to find right others to work and play with for co-creative results.
  6. November 10th. Republican Debate on last day of old moon right before new moon may make for intellectual insights, but may lack the spunk that a debate closer to full moon would have. Some tire of the run and decide to walk.
  7. November 11th New Moon in mid Scorpio affects the month. New Moon near last Pluto perihelion in 1989 may bring out the little devil in you to build new walls, or break such down. Tendency to take things to the extreme. Peculiar tensions to finish off difficult situations. Subtle shift in desire or aim to attain shifts one’s inner relation to outer circumstances. A need to free oneself from what is draining or lacking vitality for the future. As November proceeds, stakes run high when it comes to geo-political tensions (Russia, Middle East, World Economics). Watch for major shake ups and power plays when it comes to the Presidential candidates. Will Trump run into trouble on his run for President as Uranus squares his Jupiter in November? Will he drop out? Or will shake ups and troubles just make him stronger? Will Jeb Bush become higher in the polls as November and December brings Jupiter aspects in his astrology chart? He will be happy either way. Will Bernie Sanders catch up, and perhaps even pass up Mrs Clinton by December with Uranus near conjunct his Moon, or does he suddenly drop out and go home for Christmas? Will Hillary Clinton trip up with more surprise revelations about her past?
  8. Will later November bring heavy rain/snow and severe extreme cold, or will Saturn in fire sign Sagittarius keep it abnormally warm? Perhaps both in diverse parts of USA and elsewhere in the world. Extreme tension of opposites everywhere. Will there be further drops in economy and housing markets, even depression talk. Will Saturn on Ascendant and Mars conjunct Saturn in U.S. chart be tightening of the belt, Conservative trend, mean and lean tough love talk and cold shoulder politics and power drives. In December Saturn conjuncts the USA Rising Sign in Sagittarius, giving America a sense of depression? Being cut off and misunderstood? Over-prescribed and medicated? A sense of social injustice? A need for justice and religious morality? Or is it need of true virtuous aspiration, philosophy, asceticism, prudence, and justice for all? Lack of patient wisdom and compassionate understanding brings reactions from others. Saturn on Asc. can also be a sense of sadness or loss, mourning; as well as a need to get back to good work and ascetic healthy values. With Saturn oppose Uranus and Jupiter conjunct Neptune, it’s a wild month of freedoms and lack thereof. Will Pot be legalized? Will big corporations alone profit from such? Will the little farmer too get a piece of the action? Will Willie Nelson be King of the Weed? Many sense fatality while others new work ethic. Sense of death and rebirth vibes. Lots of strange weather November/December, UFO and Mary sightings, mystic experience and holy events of transcendent value as well. Times of severe cold and snow, storm and abnormal event end of November and December possible. Danger of big storm, mishap, even crazy violence during critical points, difficult aspected times. At Winter Solstice, Pluto squares USA Saturn. Winter solstice can be more cold, but also severe, along with economic geo political worries. In the U.K. Pluto squares natal north node in December leading to more sex and money scandals in high places of rank and power, unrest of the masses, and intensification of populists rising to power, others falling. Pluto is aspecting moon/sun midpoint making for populous unrest and economic political woes.
  9. November 12 Mars goes into Libra making assertive over aggressive people really stand out like sore thumbs. Libra makes for peace and love, wanting friendly relations, negotiations, sharing and helping others. One does have to take care from feeling beat up by others, emotionally, mentally, or physically.
  10. November 14th Democratic Debate with Capricorn Moon makes for serious mood, authoritative proclamations, long-term views, and laying down rules and law proposal. Moon square Mars in evening 9:50 EST makes for few angry or aggressive moves, statements, volleys.
  11. November 17th Sun conjunct Mercury. Uranus squares USA natal Sun. Strong uptick in quakes and storm. Danger of violence or sudden mishap. World tensions. Around these days and days to come. Possibly real stormy times, major quake uptick, sudden crazy world events or shocking news, sudden rise to power or fall of someone prominently high in power. For sure, hot rhetoric of Presidential candidates, along with change in the pole dance of popularity. Hopefully all the cat and mouse maneouvres in Syria with Russia, or in the China Seas with China, or elsewhere, triggers peace-making and not escalation of conflicts. The somewhat intense aspects come end of November, and in December around the 5th-6th on to Christmas, will most likely challenge the markets and collective sanity wanting steadfastness and predictability in life. Even Detroit City has wild aspects associated with quake and/or weird extreme weather, sudden shifts in politics or direction. I am not predicting it, just saying; exciting but wild times come the end of the year here. Good time to read or study Rudolf Steiner, H.P.Blavatsky, Gelek Rimpoche, Buddhism, Manly Hall and his Secret Teaching of All Ages, and hanker down to the real heart of things.
  12. November 18th Neptune goes direct from retrograde in Pisces shifting consciousness in the attempt to ‘dream true’. Energetic to manifest one’s dream, highest ideal, into practical everyday life. Neptune can also be illusion, delusion, lies, inflation/deflation of ego, hollywood, music, acting, oil, film, living in feelings and pictures of reality. At higher level, it’s living the dream, travel, soul mates, gardens, making things more beautiful. Neptune can be the sea of samsara, but can also be the Great Mother of Compassion. At higher levels, it’s awakening imagination, inspiration, and intuition; a psychic spiritual sense of things and times. Neptune going direct wants to do this in a new way that enlivens the present to both redeem the past and open new futures. It is associated too with oceanic and outer space happenings. With Moon conjunct Neptune on 19th, Saturn square Neptune on 26th, and Sun square Neptune on 29th, there is a lot of Neptune going on. Is this a time of rude awakening? Major illness or virus world health problems? Weird weather? Fog? Further legalization of Marijuana? More facts on the increase of Heroin use, and also the misuse of medications? Or is it Mystic higher consciousness awakening? A more spiritual and virtuous experience of time and timelessness. Such times call for compassionate understanding and deep need for practical common sense in dealing with problems. Good time to read the deepest literature on spiritual development one can find. Good time to learn a new musical instrument or to voyage anew into the arts. On November 20th, Venus squares Pluto deepening love and commitment, vows. For others, it’s hate or envy, jealousy and psychodrama, fear, rejection, violence, and woundology psychology. It can be dark for some, others deepen their love. Possible scandalous affairs in high and low places in the news. Sun conjuncts Saturn on 29th bringing hard take of reality into the picture. A recognition of what can still be worked on and what is failing us. November/December tend to feel almost surreal in world dilemmas, weird weather, futuristic fantasies and scientific strange inquiries. Some feel allured to the future and past simultaneously, cheating self of the present, being here now, and the ability to manifest here now. Others feel they are waking up from an illusion or dream, now seeing reality as if for the first time. Some fall into the dream, escaping reality. Neptune is ruler of the seas, the sea of outer space and samsara delusions too. Each of us has the freedom to respond to the higher or lower octave of the planets. Weather end of November through December may well go to the extremes in cold and snow versus heated up in other places. Lots of rain and/or fog, flooding, blurring of vision, dizziness; cold and flu in parts. Other parts fire up and over-heated. Extreme behaviors are to be avoided. Trust to the golden mean and the middle way if you can.
  13. November 22 Sun enters Sage Sagittarius and Moon occults (eclipses) Uranus with Venus oppose Uranus on 23rd. Quake and Storm uptick here too, also upsets and reversals with Uranus aspects in sports, markets, relations. Even Detroit has crazy aspects for sudden shock or change for good or ill. Detroit could have a quake! Or is it just wild vibes and music flowering all over town. Sudden shift in some leadership positions? Shake ups in who is in and who out in high economics and politics. Hopefully no emergencies. Dangerous times to take risks, act hastily, take chances, or gamble with the sisters of fate.
  14. November 24th Mercury conjunct Saturn brings serious repercussions from past actions. Take care to not be hasty but to think things out, think wisely for the long-term secure. Some grasshoppers left out in the cold. For some, a most serious decision making, grieving, coming hard back down to earth. For others, a time of thoughtful reflection and inner counsel.
  15. November 25th Full Moon 3 degrees Gemini where last Neptune Pluto conjunction in late 1800s occurred. Also Mercury in Sagittarius is square Neptune in Pisces. More moves toward legalizing marijuana? Confusion about such? Intellect genius and smarts want to cut through the fog of indecision and obscurity, confusion. Creativity and imaginative genius wants to invoke the future now, take great leaps of faith, and fly immediately to the promised land. Religion and politics, spirituality and materialism may here be at odds. Spiritual and materialistic forces at odds. Individual and collective forces at odds. Invoke and utilize your higher intelligence and imagination to awaken and help heal self and other. Purify bottom up. For some, hard reality brings to light falsehoods and false imaginings, notions, and ways. Much new knowledge now made available. Secrets discovered and breakthroughs abound. For some, escapist tendencies with reality and common sense going up in smoke. Good aspect for creative imagination, music and the arts. But alas, an aspect where big dreams and movies bomb and bottom out. Influence last half of November into December.
  16. November 26th Saturn square Neptune running right into Sun conjunct Saturn and square to Neptune on Sunday November 29th. Good aspect for meeting others half way, working with others for mutual goals and larger universal benefits, results. This time period, weeks before and after, is a time to balance one’s spiritual and materialistic, one’s heavenly and earthly, needs and wants. Good time to really see how to manifest one’s higher self, one’s destiny and true calling, one’s right work and relationship. Saturn is down to earth practical, even materialistic and determined, fated. Neptune is highly imaginative, spiritual, spirited, even too far out, surreal and out of body, yet higher idealistic. Together heaven and earth can come together. Fighting its ships passing in the night and serious karmic mistakes. A need for law and order, discipline; yet also, a need for spiritual wisdom is called for. Mutable Sun Signs and planets in mutable signs most affected. Check out your astrology chart for what area of your life is challenged here.
  17. December 1st, Mercury in fire sign of Sagittarius trines Uranus in fire sign of Aries, Moon in Leo, making for a sunny hearted bright minded genius days of progress, insight, expression, intelligence, and upbeat insight. The future again looks great. Many see clear the future and what clearly is ahead.

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Astrology Now into 2016 – THIS SUNDAY, Nov 1st!

October 30th, 2015

Astrology Now into 2016

Astrological Predictions & Spirited Insights

by Robert of Mayflower Bookshop

This Sunday on November 1st, All Soul’s Day

at OM CAFE on 23136 Woodard in Ferndale MI. 48220

5 to 7 pm, $20 donation requested. Call (248) 547-8227 to reserve seats.

(Remember Daylight Savings ends Sunday, clocks fall back an hour.)

Join us for this exciting talk. Predictions and astrological insights into

the 12 Signs of the Zodiac, Presidential Election Candidates, economics, the most critically good or challenging days in 2016, how it affects your sign of the zodiac, weather/storm/quake dates, USA Chart, Russia, China, the city of Detroit,

and much much more. Learn how to use the astrology calendar for 2016 (Astrological Calendars available for purchase at talk)

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ASTROLOGY NOW into 2016! 

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Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological News and Views – October 2015

October 1st, 2015

Talk by  Robert:

“Love and Death – The Secret of Success and Happiness”

Friday, October 2, 2015, Theosophical Society, Woodward Avenue

Doors open at 6.30 p.m. Lecture begins promptly at 7.00 p.m.
From 6.30 to 6.55 is time for socializing, browsing through the bookstore and library, and enjoying light refreshments.

1. First 10 days of October tell the story of more fully fleshing out what happened on secret or inner levels during two Eclipses in September. Mercury goes direct on 9th helping bring positive note to passing changes, some shocking or stormy, turn of events. October 9th into New Moon Monday the 12th things straighten out, get figured out, reconfigured and made positive.

2. October 6th Sun square Pluto and Mars oppose Neptune is funny mixture of exposure of facts mixed with lies and cosmetic make over. Weird weather and emotions here. Some feel rejected, others intimately paired; some feel abandoned, others that they just found god or goddess and goodness; some may feel deeply offended, others at fun having sensuous play. It may prove a rainbow of dark and light emotions and aftermath hindsight wisdoms. Sense of endings and futuristic new beginnings. Power drives get confused with pleasure rides. Dangerous days to take risk or chances. Nonetheless, stranger that fiction facts in news, politics, weather weirdness, and alien tendencies, coupled with angels in disguise events and insights.

3.  October 8th Venus enters Virgo till November 8th, Leo king/Queen love turns into Virgo healing love. Good for finding new virgin possibilities, pure intentions and motives, to seek higher ways in work and relating to others in more compassionate healing ways.

4. October 9th Mercury goes direct, break throughs in understanding and communication in coming 8 days. Sense of relief in knowing path taken.

5. October 10th, Venus square Saturn, don’t take it personally other than trying to manifest your own higher self. Be love first before seeking it elsewhere. Good for cleaning, catching up, taking it easy, renewing with exercise and right foods. Sense of taking responsibility for self, or feeling others are not taking enough responsibility.

6. October 11th, Jupiter trine Pluto (but in effect all month, especially 15th with Mars trine Pluto, and 17th with Mars conjunct Jupiter; Moon conjunct Pluto of 19th could be trigger too for events). Sense of big money or no money. Making moves to prosper and grow in new ways. New connections and alliances. Strengthening of bonds of friendship. Also on 11th, Sun oppose Uranus, expect sudden jolts, separations or sudden coming togethers, turn arounds, reversals, upsets or sudden unitings. Sudden shock or turn of events, sudden wake up call, shake up/quake/storm or something rattles the nerves, a call, or need, of  more compassionate social response or action. Strong power plays. Collective strategies for change.

7. October 12 New Moon in Libra pushes the need for right relations or need for change. Tension in world political scenes continue.

8. October 16 Venus oppose Neptune, nostalgic idealistic other worldly romantic or creative urge. Peculiar artistic or musical sense. Need to be practical and grounded when it comes to love and money.

9. October 15th Mars trine Plutocratic Pluto, and October 17th Mars conjunct Jupiter, the Nineteenth Moon conjunct Pluto … all this indicates strong forward push or motion to grow, accumulate or amass power, money, virtue with increasing intensity. Many world events in the news this month. Strong corporate and political moves. Intense news from the war fronts creep into 22nd when Mercury squares Pluto. Renewed need to create peaceful alliances. Difficult thinking or communications. Need for patience and thourough thinking through. Although such aspects can be food for healing, restoring foundations, fixing things; it’s also aspect where so called ‘good guys and bad guys’ fight and quarrel, or ‘debate’.

10. October 23 Sun enter Scorpio and Venus trine Pluto. Balanced intellect subsides or turns into, transforms into, passionate moods, intenseness, sensuality, and boldness right into coming full Moon 27th in earthyTaurus.

11. October 25th Venus conjunct Jupiter and Mercury oppose Uranus. Fund days to play, socialize, frolic, or make gains in social, monetary, or political arenas.

12. October 27th Full Moon , grounded sense of happiness and good friends. For some a sense of turn around.

13. October 30 Sun trine Neptune into Halloween. Good of creative spirited imagination, fantasy and fun.

14. November 4th, Venus conjunct Mars in Virgo, notorious for no love, pure love, or very kinky thoughtful or naughty love. Here where love works, it’s the best; for others … ships passing in the night. Good for creative arts, music, play.

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Astro News – September 2015

September 17th, 2015
Robert of Mayflower’s 
Astrological and Metaphysical News and Views
Mayflower Bookshop, Robert Thibodeau, (248) 547-8227
Make a note on your calendar! Oct. 2nd A Robert of Mayflower Talk at the Theosophical Society in Berkley on west side of Woodward south of Catalpa. Oct 2nd 7pm donation. Talk subject, ‘An Esoteric Metaphysical approach to Love and Death, and the secret of success and happiness’. Please feel free to come!
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  • Sept. 1st Venus conjunct Mars in Leo, here love is the best or worst. Need to love others, appreciate others, for who they are, not who we want them to be. For some, ships passing in the night of unconsciousness. For others, a meeting of angels. Some clash with inner feelings with outer realities. A conflict between inner and outer values, or between hard thinking and sensitive feelings, or vice versa. Male/female tensions. Holding the tension of opposites to birth more noble futures is key to tension of heavenly ideals and earthly concerns. Respect of others also key. Remember, everyone has a right to their experience and opinion, even if they are wrong!
  • Sept. 5th Sun trine Pluto empowers practical earthly matters.
  • Sept. 6th Venus goes direct calling for more love and less show off, more showing up and less throwing off, more light of love and less love of being in the light and throwing mud at others. More letting others shine, and standing in the dark yet to come to better light. The spiritual darkness is divine pondering, a waiting room for God.
  • Sept. 8th Mars trine Uranus good time to push to further goals, good time to take action. A sense of ‘just do it, stop talking about it’.
  • Sept. 9th Mercury square Pluto, avoid negative over-critical words and endless negative critical thinking. Good for going deeper into pondering, contemplating, researching, and having compassionate awareness and sensitivity to what others suffer and struggle with.
  • Sept. 13th Solar Eclipse 20 degree Virgo, Next few weeks good for cleaning, clearing, getting rid of unwanted or burdensome situations, things, qualities.
  • Sept. 17th Jupiter oppose Neptune, Mercury goes retrograde, Saturn enters Sagittarius. A sense of homelessness, lost in space or at sea, need to migrate or move. For others, divine intervention transforming the inner and/or outer, landscape. A sense of homelessness in the Soul life. For others a new inspiration of Spiritual Soul forces, intelligence. For some, a turning point of coming back to oneself. For others a need to travel afar and seek new horizons. For some a sense of loss or disappearance. A sense of going as far as one can in one particular direction, and a need to discover new paths of knowing, sharing, identifying. Others suddenly find themselves in new circumstances and futures. Ecological problems or challenges for some. Avoid pie-in-the-sky false dreams and gambles. Upsets due to falsely projecting on others. Avoid all falsehoods or deceptive tactics. Keep to the clear honest open road. Avoid scams and instant profits. Bad time to gamble or invest for many. Danger of false inflation followed by deflation. Bad timing to go overboard, party too hard, or to take risks. A time to curb overly expansive projections and plans. Time to work on what is right before one. Saturn in Sagittarius brings wisdom concerning boundaries and justice, higher knowledge and right education. Some difficulties in traveling. extremes in the weather. Strange circumstances difficult to ascertain. For some, extraordinary spiritual perceptions and dreams. Jupiter and Neptune associated with strong nature phenomena (such as unusual quakes, volcanoes, UFO sightings, virgin mary sightings, psychic spooky or entertaining happenings; danger of a sense of confusion or getting too out of it). Saturn leaving Scorpio calls for clear common sense and intellectual smarts, not feelings clouding issues. A call for practical needs and disciplined approaches to the future.
  • Sept. 22 Venus trines Uranus, creative breakthroughs and renewed sense of loving intelligence. A need to love in new ways. Creative outbursts, sudden turn of events. Venus in Leo wants to lead Uranus wildness and blunt forwardness into regal and more sophisticated ways of life, behaviour. Uranus in Aries wants to shoot first, think later. Together can make for new creative peace and love making. A sense of wanting to be free, the heart of the artist, poetics and music, the arts, the artistic mind and heart flowing.
  • Sept. 23 Sun enters Libra, the search for balance in self and others, world and self, job and relationships. A need to listen better to what others are saying. A need to balance self with other, other with self this month.
  • Sept. 24th Mercury square Pluto good for research and fixing things, constructive criticism. Bad for negative over-critical bitter thinking and speech. Good aspect for catching up wisely to the past. A sense of what’s wrong with the world or self/other. A need for critical assessment of what to do to make things better. End of month dynamic calls for need to work on self, change self to realign or heal relationship to others.
  • Sept. 25th Pluto direct, Mars square Saturn. Strong decisions to end or complete projects. Strong clear decision to proceed or stop a project or projection. Strong inner and outer initiatives to work on, go forward, work hard for goals and aims. A sense of running into obstacles or working through obstacles. Mars is the war god, at least the tough stance and muscling others, forcing or aggressing. Saturn is the authority, the long-term needs or laws, or even walls. When Mars works with Saturn, good work toward long-term goals occurs. When Mars and Saturn don’t work together, there is a need for a new aristocrat, a new authority of power and wisdom; a need perhaps to ‘police’ certain actions. Possible separations, interruptions, end of work or strike. Difficult time for those who are over assertive. Good aspect for cleaning up and catching up to work needs. Good for yoga, meditation, healthy eating and exercise, patience and persistence.
  • Sept. 27th Lunar Eclipse in early Aries (7 degrees)From Sept. 27th here to October 11th urge to free oneself from all that holds one back from growing in new ways, individuating of coming to one’s sense of destiny, dharma, truth, right work. Finding one’s sense of belonging, community, tribe or family, and job or right work.  The search to find one’s right working relationship to self and other, world and self.
Make a note on your calendar! Oct. 2nd A Robert of Mayflower Talk at the Theosophical Society in Berkley on west side of Woodward south of Catalpa. Oct 2nd 7pm donation. Talk subject, ‘An Esoteric Metaphysical approach to Love and Death, and the secret of success and happiness’. Please feel free to come!
  • October 11th Jupiter trine Pluto and Sun oppose Uranus brings many to major turning point in life. For some it’s a ‘take 3 steps forward’. For some others its a turning point of just letting go and letting God, learning to trust fate and destiny.  Good aspect for new job, new directions, new ways of getting healthy, new forms of learning, new long-term goals worthy of one’s inner deep soul needs and aspirations.
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The spirituality of love is compassion with a willingness to learn
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robert of mayflower’s News and Views – July 2015

July 6th, 2015

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological News and Spiritual Views
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“Love makes us immortal;
awakening to how that works
makes us a buddha,
a christ, a hermes,
or just a wonderful human being
alive and kicking with life.” -robert of mayflower

  1. July 1st Full Moon in Capricorn, Venus conjunct Jupiter, Sun trine Neptune. Very high ideals and dreams concerning love, new projects, beautifying, adding onto, travel, kids. Practical yet far seeing concerns. Beautiful experiences.
  2. July 6th, Sun oppose Pluto. Nasty weather rumblings in parts, or is it just nasty feelings and conversations heard round the world? Pluto can internalize experience, take things too personally, tendency to be over-sensitive or reactive. Some experience strong assertive or aggressive energies. Possible subtle shifts or changes in calling, vocation, home, relations, personal identity. Power struggles vs. running and hiding. Passive aggressive, aggressive passive manoeuvres. Deeper currents stir feelings for where things want to go. Some experience endings or new sense of beginning. Cardinal signs and houses affected primarily are Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra. A sense of finality or completion for either what is behind you, ahead of you, or present now. Some struggle between making profits and making fun. A want to improve the quality of life, ecology, environment, home. Sudden rise or fall from power for some in coming weeks. First photos of Pluto coming in showing it to be ‘reddish’ and full of water (it appears). Pluto has a few astrological faces or expressions, one is a higher or lower octave of the planet Mars. Mars is known in esoteric circles as the fiery red planet, red for iron in the blood, cars and swords, assertive aggressive speech and action, courage or even war. Pluto can be discreet or secretive. Pluto can act instinctively and passionately from unconscious pervasive impulses. Pluto is plutocracy, plutocrats, ‘power over’ rather than ‘power through’ another. Pluto at higher levels is compassion, redemption of the dark feminine, relaying of foundations, renewal, and acts with the impulse of ‘the most for the many’ and ‘education of the poor’ ethic.
  3. Weekend of July 10th to 13, Sun square Uranus aspect. Quick changes, at times shocking revelations or insights. Sudden storms or quakes. Sudden loss or win. Depends on one’s chart whether Uranus is lucky or unlucky. Some feel need to change and update home and/or personal appearance. Strong urge to rebel, or be especially unique, even go a little crazy with needs to be free or freely express. Sudden urge to do something new. Strong creative juices, much communication and making connection. Multitasking and getting lots accomplished for some, others feel split and divide to conquer or are conquered or waylaid by diverse impulses and split personality.
  4. New Moon July 15-16th, Mercury/Mars conjunct just after opposing Pluto. All geo-poetical hotspots most likely on alert. Dangerous stormy time in weather and emotions for a number of spaces and places. Strong assertive, even aggressive, speech and action. Force and strength may need to police chaotic elements keeping in check unruly behaviour. This is not a good time to misbehave or act crazy wild. This is most likely a day we see strong need for good police and strong military. Danger of dangerous acts and violence in many parts of world. Stormy or severe emotions and weather for sure. On the positive side, there is strong assertive speech for truth, compassion, social welfare, also much political jockeying and posturing. Strong economic corporate political strategic moves positioning for future. Take extra care and caution if traveling. Avoid confrontation. Strong energetic for protecting one’s long term view and home dynamic. On an esoteric level, Raphael, the angel of healing, teams up with Michael, the archangel and time spirit for these times, and confronts darkness, ignorance, and lack of love. Or from buddhist point of view, Medicine Buddha and Manjushri, angel deva of wisdom and cutting through obstacles, team us with a secret Tara, feminine wisdom of Buddha, to bring insight, wisdom and compassion, healing, to the less fortunate, those in ignorance and delusion. At any rate, during this month, this aspect triggers very strong forces of light and dark, and brings about here and there rainbows of love and truth and colorful unforgettable experiences. The individual and collective heart of love and peace is birthing a new planetary wisdom! Good time for purification, prayer and meditation, times of beautifying and attuning to the wholeness of life. Good time for a new book from Mayflower Bookshop.
  5. Venus into Virgo on 18th makes for critical week before Venus goes retrograde on 25th to go back into Leo until Oct. 9th. Venus goes direct on Sept. 6th . Venus retro good for yoga, meditation, self reflection, and inner beautification and contemplation. Avoid un-constructive criticism. Clean, renew, and work on self to change others. Don’t take anything personal other than trying to live up to your higher self and ideals of virtue. The secret here is to let your heart shine for everyone, unconditional universal love. True yoga is the union with the higher self that is in all of us, starting with oneself.
  6. Uranus retrograde on 26th adds to Venus retro making for many unique maverick and individualistic moves, changes, reversals, and escapades of adventure and change of mind. Uranus retrograde till direct on December 25th on Christmas! Progressive aggressive moves of last few months may retreat to review and re-analyze situation. Bold individualistic maneuvers can throw others off balance during this time. Good to check with close ones before sudden surprise actions. For some its too late and too little, a retreat or reconsideration of past and future. Esoterically, the inner love looks for new ways to express and explore full nature of the self.
  7. July 21 Sun trine Saturn followed byJuly 22 Mercury trine Saturn makes for smooth wise long-term thinking and actions. Think practical, think wise, act slowly, be true to your divine stillness and pure depth. Happiness when alone or in deep silent contemplation. Good time to sign long-term secure contracts and agreements.
  8. July 23rd Sun conjunct Mercury can bring a quake or two, storms, and sudden winds of change and direction. Otherwise, it’s a wake up and smell the coffee of reality and clear thinking. Lots of new realizations about what is up and what direction or action to take to make it yet better. Good time for communications and sharing, learning, speaking, listening.
  9. July 25-26th Venus stationary retrograde and Uranus stationary retrograde while Mars squares Uranus is not good for some; for others its divine revelation not apocalypse. Extremes in weather and behavior for some, for others it’s breakthroughs and freedom. Danger of going too far with something, reaching breaking points in life. Anger and aggressive violent action day for some. Others find need to make strong changes in their day-to-day life to assure security and sense of creative freedom. Can be a day when truth and love find each other in need for change. Sudden shifts in direction or thinking. This is one of those aspects where people come unglued and do dumb things to hurt others. Danger of premature hasty actions and mistakes, misfiring, premature eruptions. Basically, Mars is need for courage to see truth, Uranus is higher truth trying to reach everyday reality. Patience and recognition needs here to overcome impulses of anger or hatred. The key here is to learn to love people for who they are and to leave them free. Jealousy and trying to control others is not love nor wise ways of educating or freeing oneself or other. Special heroics and feats of action can happen but special caution and wisdom must prevail over instinctive impulsive unconscious actions which could fail or backfire. Courage for truth and higher love is needed with this aspect.
  10. August 2nd Saturn goes direct from retrograde, wisdom and forethought emerge to redirect actions toward better futures. Mercury trines Uranus for fortunate turns of fate and positive returns of friends and luck. August 3rd Jupiter squares Saturn in the sky for many a good investment for long-term success. Our happy side wants to find a good home and garden to grow in and through. A sense of being co-creative with life, past and future now present. August is a month of strengthening foundations and securing sense of long-term direction. Good time to take off the crown and start to dig in for a gentle fall and return to earth, the inner connection, and good friends we can count on. The return of lasting qualities and virtues, good character and sustainability in sense of self and self-worth.

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Astro News and Views – June 2015

June 1st, 2015

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Astrological and Spiritual News and Views for June 2015

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-Captain Bob



  • June 1st into June 4th Moon triggers Saturn semi-square Pluto, influence lasting throughout month, possibly making for extremes in weather, tough hardliners, and a number of crackdowns on repeat offenders. Bad time to cause trouble and end up in complicated negative entanglements. Good time to work on self, clean up past. Self discipline and persevering focus good. Avoid ‘idol lovers’ and those who have the weird psychological illness and vanity of always being right, knowing better than everyone else, and who just talk and criticise from authoritative position with no good actions to back them up. Good for hard working success, happiness when alone, and deep honest talks with close intimates, friends. Although this influence of Saturn/Pluto (disciplined compassion and hard work; but also using force or acting out of compulsion) is around all month, there are a number of good Uranus aspects this month promoting positive change and good luck, joy and expansive opportunity for many. Read on…
  • June 2nd Full Moon in Sagittarius. Lots of talk and chatter, far-reaching words, plans to travel, new aims, views expanded. With Mercury in Gemini opposing Full Moon, look for those who have action and deeds to back up their wild far-reaching dreams and ideals. Many rethinking future aims and course of right action. For others, it’s being patient and continuing to persevere and persist.
  • June 4th (give or take a week, but also June 10th/11th, Uranus squares U.K.’s Moon. Is there a rare quake? Storm? Loss of power? Fall from power or grace? Sudden change of face? Some crazy event makes the populace react strongly? Mind change of populace? Scotland wanting out again? New immigration and security policies? Revolt of the poor or jobless? New initiatives affecting future of United Kingdom? Need to act out of freedom and love, truth and compassion. Uranus calls for creative new sure change, also need to raise consciousness to new higher spiritual level – otherwise Uranus shocks people into awakening, forcing change.
  • June 5th Venus enters Leo urge to shine, play, make love, do good works. From now to when Venus conjuncts Jupiter in Leo on 20th, but also around June 29th into July 1st. Lots of creative opportunity and joyful interactions, play. Many leap forward, others fall back to old bad habits or addictive loves. Yet, there are good aspects for love, new love, and beautiful vibes; a time for flowering oneself with others. A time of high romance, love affairs, flirtations, and romantic moods; but also new business and good connection. July 18th, Venus goes into Virgo; watch out for the negative love critic and cynic who is obsessed with evil and everything that is wrong with everything; putting down others to make oneself look better; impotent perceptions not able to help, heal, educate, or illumine others. Avoid the ‘dicks’ (dictators) who run the world with fear and negativity. But what to do? Need for compassionate understanding for sure, but more. We can try to be emulation models by proving things by the way we live, think, feel, and act. Now is the time (all month) to put one’s highest ideals into action. Love for the body, the body of love poetic is alive. Wanting to fix things up in a way that is beautiful and leaves others free works best. Beautifying oneself and others, the environment. Love for shaping or sculpturing the future. A looking for higher love aspect is in the air rest of month.
  • June 10th/11th. On 11th, Moon eclipses Uranus and Mercury goes direct in early Gemini where the last Neptune/Pluto conjuncted in late 1800’s. Lots of new insights, shake and quake, storm, or volcanic wake ups. Science and spiritual values attempt to meet this month. This critical aspect point is related to the struggle for spiritual insights and ethical moral religious views. Need to heal and raise consciousness in high spiritual virtuous way to antidote crass materialistic pagan scientific views which ravage both our environment and souls. Profit driven wars are polluting. Mindless crimes are numbing the spiritual proclivities and capacities of healthy bodies, minds, and souls. Much conflicting information at this time, but many a keen insight emerges to the problems and troubles poor orphan humanity suffers and is spiritually challenged with. If ‘God is dead’ as some think, you may want to think again; “God” is still inside each and every one of us. Listen to the stillness of your own heart and see for yourself. (Read ‘The Voice of the Silence’ by HP Blavatsky, available at Mayflower Bookshop. A most inspirational book written to awaken the intuitive intelligence of the heart.) You may also want to study and work into your life the principles and lifestyle of Steiner, Blavatsky, Osho, Buddhism, Manly Hall, Yoga, meditation, macrobiotics, vegetarian diet. Don’t fool yourself, there are no more gurus or angels come to save us. Unless we work on ourselves to become a pure vessel of our own higher self, our own genius, making our own good karma receptive to work and study of the great ones who went before us, who will come. Another way to look at it is this. We have neither enemies nor friends, we only have teachers. Some of them show us what to do and we can become like them. Some show us what not to do, or we’ll end up like them. Each of us is a divine spark of God, Holy Spirit, World Soul, Universal love and truth, call it what you will. Check out Emerson’s ‘Self Reliance’ for simple straight forward. Free on line somewhere i think.
  • June 12th Neptune goes retrograde in Pisces till November 18th. More Volcanoes or less? Strange water phenomena and a real need to purify all waters. Need to act collectively for health of earth, of all. Shifting boundaries, loss of consciousness for some. For others, a reassessment of dreams and ideals, making many future plans. Changing the inner to rearrange the outer world round us. Opening anew to inner spiritual possibilities.
  • June 14th Saturn retrogrades into Scorpio and Sun conjunct Mars making for hard lines and ultimatums. Apollo golden virtuous actions and heroic deeds, spiritual warriors and bodhisattva ideals; or is it just warring elements and fighting for position, winner takes all. Time of tough decisions, and perhaps tougher actions. For some, it’s about who or what to let go or keep. Forced decisions and/or hasty sudden action. Need to make new rules, enforce old ones, stay the course. Some things seem like they will never change, other things you thought would last forever, crumble. Strong energetic to fix things up or eradicate problem. Need to clean up messes, and get the job done, finish projects. This aspect can draw tough lines in the sand with warnings not to cross. Obviously, geo-political hot spots get tense and edgy. With Moon eclipsing Mercury, take care to drive slow but sure, and talk clearly and precisely what you mean. Too much speed or velocity, or over-the-top antics, could cause problems. Be patient when traveling and take your time. Bring a good book. Interesting deaths (symbolic or real) and sad complicated tales to be told these days into new moon. On the other hand, good aspect for purifying, cleaning up one’s act, making the most of any situation. Avoid undue negativity or pessimism, use only constructive criticism. Moderation and patience, compassion and sharing. Loving kindness with intimates, extra tender loving care with family, children, elderly, and less fortunate called for. Struggles to properly end or complete projects, involvements, something. Saturn goes direct Aug. 2nd giving impulse again to let go of past and push forward.
  • June 16th New Moon in Gemini conjunct Mars. Could be a few weeks of testy temper tantrums and harsh judgements. Or is it lots of energy and youthful juice to make bold moves into the future, expanding one’s fortune and good fortune. Avoid anger and force, yet this a good time to push forward. Better to do one or two things well, than a dozen not well. Focus and joyful spirit mark of the time.
  • June 20th Moon in Leo conjunct Venus and Jupiter makes for 3 or more days of high romance and beautiful travel, views, friendships, social cultural outings, and more. Friendships, family, friends, prosper. Take care not to over indulge or go to extremes. Egotism may flare or upset the cart. Otherwise fine time to wine and dine the stars. Starting around June 5th and lasting into July 1st, it’s a love fest of heart and soul, special friends and spiritual romance. The joy of being in love with anything, someone, something is near overwhelming. Marriages, strong ties, babies, creative projects one is in love with…lots of good things happening to many; fun social times! Pride comes before a fall as Leo comes before Virgo/Libra…so feel the inner subtle contractions birthing the higher love between friends, family, world. “Not I, but the Christ within me”…or tibetan buddhist emptiness practice helpful. Be thankful and share the light and blessings. Make strong resolution that all beings find happiness to protect good karma events. See my videos on Youtube on meditation or Sophia and more. Visit Mayflower Bookshop for updates, get on our mailing list too!
  • June 21st Sun in Cancer, Summer Solstice, Longest day and shortest night, days now start to get shorter. Yes we are slowly heading for winter solstice, but not for awhile. Now the sun shines and summer fun is strongly in the air.
  • June 22 Jupiter trine Uranus making for many a breakthrough furthering success and expansion. For many the lightening strike of good luck, for others the lightening strike of needed change. This is good aspect to tie your cart to a star. In other words, attune one’s self to the highest virtues and dream/ideals. Work to make your dream come true, work on yourself. Good aspect for creative breakthroughs, new discoveries, new science and spiritual revelations. Great for music, arts, business, and making new friends, connections. On the other hand, danger of doing too many things and being too busy (a modern form of laziness). Important to hold still enough, be quiet and deeply inwardly listening enough, to recognise the subtle art and spiritual way to go for maximum result and attainment. Good time this month to get a reading!
  • June 23 Mercury squares Neptune. Good for dreamers, artists, imagineers of the future. Also an aspect of deception, lies, bluffs, fakers, exaggerations, and falsehoods. Take care to avoid swindlers and thieves, liars and scoundrels of forgery. Trust not the news. Good for re-imagining the good, true, beautiful you. Avoid purchases unless well thought out. Good for getting lost in beautiful wanderings, people, and things. Peculiar thoughts and dreams need to be put to the test of spiritual science and virtue thinking, dharma.
  • June 24th Mars enters Cancer sign until August 8th. Mars in Cancer brings out the wild man, but also the violent man. Take care to avoid those who bear too much negativity and anger, or forcefulness. Good for cleaning up one’s own messes and avoiding picking on others, blaming others, shaming others. There is one person in the whole world who can make the changes you need, YOU! Boil all your troubles into one, self cherishing. Act not out of separateness. Act as if God is your witness and the soul of the world is present. Act to others as you would act to oneself. See everyone as your mother in some lifetime past or future, or present (good spiritual technique to gain 6th Epoch Aquarian Age insight). Compassion not passion, unless for pure love and higher truth.
  • June 29th Venus trines Uranus. More love vibe and fun times. Easy to make connections, express one’s true feelings, love and respect for self and others.
  • July 1st Full Moon Venus conjunct Jupiter making for peak out experiences concerning love relationships, having babies, making new trysts and friendships, new job or calling. Many great adventures started this June going into July.



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Robert of Mayflower’s News and Views – May 2015

May 1st, 2015

Robert of Mayflower’s News and Views for May 2015

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Bernie Sander’s is running for President. With Pluto in the sky in good aspect to his natal Sun, and again at Election time come November 2016 (due to retrograde motion), Bernie could take the light. Pluto indicating power and popularity, trines his natal Sun by degree. It seems from an astrological point of view, he has a successful chart for bottoms-up politics, money from low dollar donors online, and popularity with the common man and woman of the USA. We will be hearing lots more from this Vermont Senator about to challenge Hillary from the left. Jeb Bush has a very good chart though for President, so this looks to be an interesting race.


Joni Mitchell’s Sun is at 14 Scorpio where May 3rd (EST) Full Moon is. Is she ill? Will she pass into the spiritual worlds? Perhaps a difficult time for her this month with transiting Uranus square her ascendent and Neptune square her natal Uranus. Lots of changes and confusion or loss of consciousness. Uranus could be writing a new song though, and Neptune says… ‘Let’s make a movie’. No doubt, when she goes … there will be a movie.


What does President Obama and Russia’s President Putin have in common? Both have Moon in Gemini at about 3 degrees. Could they have know each other in past lifetimes as lovers? Brother and sister? twins? contestants? Gemini is known for being smart and knowing a little bit about everything but not enough about any one thing. As they get older, they get wiser and know about everything deeply. Gemini needs to deepen self knowledge to know world and other. Gemini is also known for talk but no action. Hmmm, we will see. The last Pluto/Neptune conjunction in late 1891-92 at 8 Gemini triggering an outpouring of materialistic science revelations as well as spiritual revelations such as Theosophy, Bhagavad Gita coming to west in English, and more. 490 years earlier, Pluto/Neptune conjuncted at 3 degree’s Gemini in 1398-99 when Richard II was deposed, which lead up to the War of the Roses. We could learn from that time to pay more attention to what is going on at home in USA rather than always being too busy with far away troubles. Russia’s Putin under stress for change again this month as Full Moon May 3rd is at 13-14 degree Scorpio where Pluto was in perihelion during the fall of Russian Wall in Berlin in 1989. Some of that karma is still working out. Seems also it’s an intense chess game with USA and Russia need to agree to agree. Both need more wisdom and wit, smarts and action to resolve in peaceful manner conflicts concerning us all. In May look for another stressful attempt to resolve differences and bring economic stability to Ukraine as well as further tensions between all warring countries. Astrologically, the first week and last half of the month the more challenging in geo-political hotspots, extremes in nature, weather, and storms. Mother nature can be wild, and human behaviour outlandish. Danger of criminal behaviour by egoists bent on their selfish or crazy-minded agendas during May. Much room for patience and perseverance, and opportunity to train the mind in virtue, love and truth.Strong forward motion and good work times come May 15, 16, 18, 21 thru 25th. Otherwise, lay back those days if the world around you seems hostile, wild, or insane.


Floyd Mayweather’s astrological chart makes me think he will win, or is he just making lots of money no matter what? With Mars on his Jupiter, he is for sure making lots of money and may not care if he wins…Whew! Funny what some call entertainment. The Bhagavad Gita is the path of the spiritual warrior Arjuna. Buddhists have the bodhisattva warrior attaining noble virtues to overcome negatives.


Baltimore’s chart natally has Mars conjunct Midheaven making for assertive aggressive aims. Last days of riots had Mars in sky conjunct Baltimore’s natal Sun exact. Need for strong listening from the heart here, otherwise everyone is over assertive aggressive. Mars is war like, but can also be buddhist/christian type compassion.


May 3rd Full Moon at 13 Scorpio with Mercury opposing Saturn; Jupiter midpoints Sun/Moon opposition making a T-Square. Serious conversations at the least. Definitely a vibe of death and rebirth, endings and new beginnings, and strong ego thrusts for change. Strong sense of accounting for people and things. Tough news. All mutable signs, Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces, are either melancholy and feel at a loss, or deeply serious about getting things done, completed, finished. Intellectual sensuous time for some.


May 4th Sun square Jupiter creates mass stir or popular consensus as to direction to go concerning economy, politics, ego. Fixed signs, Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, Taurus, as well as Sagittarius and Aries in the midst of making big plans, fun times, and positive investments of self and time.


May 6th Sun trine Pluto gives control as to outcome, decision, stock market, politics, foundation. Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo feel in power about present into future. Aligning self with larger interests.


May 7th Venus enters Cancer sign. From now into first week of June, great time to beautify self and home. Deep feelings of love, family, friends, home, art, music, clothes, food, and joining up with others who make one feel intimate and warm. Avoid over-indulging, but after last winter…that may be hard to do. Urge to feel life is strong now.


May 9th Mercury square Neptune. Funny feelings, lack of certainty, bewildering statements, untrustworthy news, precognition of the future. The desire to map things out and know everything conflicts with moods and feelings overwhelming the practical matters of life. Higher truths conflict with straight out illusions or lies.


May 11th Mars enters Gemini till June 24th making for more talk than action but some intense sudden knee jerk statements and sudden actions. Avoid scattering energies into too many things, doing no one good. Networking and mobility is at a high.


May 15th Mars oppose Saturn. Military stand-offs? Strong aggressive or assertive speech. Accidents and travel troubles, storms or sudden cooling of relations. Over-the-top victory march and ego inflation vs. feelings of inferiority and infertile or impotent actions. Patience and hard work pay off, using force and anger may cause many a problem. A feeling that others obstruct, and a need to work on oneself to change or correct others’ wrong behaviour. A need for authority to correct mischief.


May 16th Venus trine Neptune, putting on a happy face, soul relations, strong feelings of love and wanting to nourish or be nourished. Good day for food, flowers, friendship, love, gardens, music, family, and friends. Erotic imaginations, far-a-way dreams or scheme, plans and projections. Illusions but sensuous psychic feeling galore. Long voyages and big plans to jump over the moon, travel, create.


May 18th New Moon at 26 Taurus. Mercury goes retrograde 9:50 p.m. till June 11th making for difficult communications unless one can command or demand outcome, and that may have its own problems. Good time to rethink, renew, return, remark at the wonder of life. Bad time to make major investments unless one really knows what they are doing. Good time to turn things around that already went bad (next week or two).


May 21 Sun enters Gemini, Venus opposes Pluto. All talk and no action causes problems. Love difficulties, separations, jealousies, infighting, arguments. Venus/Pluto aspects make for much psycho drama around sex and love. When love can work, it’s deep, but many fall into rejection and mean hard behaviour, coldness and cruelty. Weird sex stuff. Positive side is helping the poor, the underdog, the less fortunate. Good for gardening, yard work, cooking good food, sensuality with a magic touch. Dangerous time to be in dangerous places. Strains and stresses with who and what you love. Strong inner compulsions to love someone that may not be that good for you. Or is it really deep love and passion totally transforming your life. A sense of gardening the Soul for some. Great for cleaning, renewing, outdoors, gardening, cooking, making love not war. Sad news in world or death or loss makes some ponder the future.


May 22 Sun oppose Saturn. Seeing inevitable consequences of past actions. Feeling stuck with situations or authoritative or deadened people. May 31st Sun square Neptune. Illusory feelings, Maya, naive thoughts and projections. Perhaps good for the arts, music, painting, poetics, but need to stay practical and grounded. May 29th Mercury square Neptune. A need for a simple life, diet, thoughts. Good for yoga and meditation. Good for simple decisions to stay grounded. Bad aspect for high flying plans that could crash land.


May 24th Moon conjunct Jupiter in Leo. Good hearted actions, happiness, feelings of religious ecstasy, sharing and caring for others. Avoid grandiose, inflated, over-the-top scams or schemes.


May 30 Sun conjunct Mercury. May trigger May 21st to 30th. Uptick possible in quakes, storms, volcanoes, winds, hurricanes, flooding, and god knows what. Good for smart clear thinking, making good plans positive and noble.


May 31st Sun square Neptune fog or sudden sunlight? Confused or sudden breakthrough. Psychic dreams and premonitions. Mystic or artistic perceptions possible. Don’t trust all that you see. Seduced or inspired behaviours. Obsession with something. Possible meeting with an angel.


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