Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological News and Views for August/September 2016

August 4th, 2016

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“The Skies were dim and vast and deep
Above the vales of rest;
They seemed to rock the stars asleep
Beyond the mountain’s crest.

Oh, vale and stars and rocks and trees,
He gives to you his rest,
But holds afar from you the peace
Whose home is in His breast!”
-A.E.

Robert of Mayflower Coming Talks—

‘Living the Spiritual Life – Meditation and the art of making magic or destiny appear in one’s life’. A talk Thursday August 4th, 7pm to 9 pm at Birmingham Community House.

‘The SECRET OF SECRETS – How to awaken one’s own divine virtue and wisdom. A simple day-to-day practice to enhance love and success in one’s life’. Thursday August 11th, 7 pm, again at Birmingham Community House.

August 2nd, Moon at 10 Leo; also Mars enters Sagittarius
Be bold, go where no idiot has gone before, love everyone.

“This is a very interesting point, because all knowledge indicates man’s ignorance. Knowledge is assumed to be given to the ignorant, but as they grow further, they discover the ignorance in the knowledge itself. They find they have not found the answer. They have become learned, but not good; they have learned to be strong, but not to love; they have found many things, but they have not found God. And San Juan points out that when the knowledge becomes great enough, it so increases the confusion of the mind that it is even more difficult to find God.”
―Manly Hall, ‘The Dark Night of the Soul’

August 4th (give or take a few days in influence), Mercury squares USA Uranus…uptick in stormy weather and nature chaos, as well as loose talk, crazy talk of changes, more crazy news precipitating quick turning events, heavy criticism, perhaps both positive and negative change. Look for the new, then renew and look again to grow amen and women too. Ha, Aha! Where are the Mark Twains, Will Rogers, Emersons, Hank Williams of the day?! Many are called, few are woven or wowing the creative mind.

August 5th Venus enters Virgo till Aug. 29th when it enters Libra. Now is the time to clean, fix up, prepare for the future, learn from mistakes, bless the little ones, think thoughts holier and mightier than ever before. Avoid negative criticism of others unless it actually helps heal, is kind to their soul, is true to all true hopes and dreams, futures, and is helpful pulling em up from the drink, wrong think, and ill tinker. In other words, be kind to the struggling soul seeking wholeness and healing energies.

“The future of science is in creating better futures, improving the quality of life, furthering knowledge in wisdom of self, other, and world. The end of science, and perhaps the world, is a science dedicated to unjust weaponry and/or something to sell, or gain power over others.”
—robert of mayflower

August 6th Mercury square Saturn and Venus square Mars. Pay your dues, have patience for learning how to help everyone, especially oneself to grow kinder, wiser, holier, and more mindful of all the virtues hoping to grow in everyone.

“It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which lead naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.”
—Manly Hall

August 7th Mercury oppose Neptune. Liars abound, fools hound, impossible possibilities entwine, and some still let the sun shine on everyone, everything, every moment…in an attempt to capture eternity, higher love and truth, in each fleeting moment. Don’t get distracted from main priorities for your own flowering in what holds us all.

“His candle shined upon my head, and by his light I walked through darkness.”
—Job xxix. 3.

August 10th Mercury trine Pluto. Reach beyond yourself, learn something new. Call on a higher power to help you through.

“Experience is the elixir of life from which the alchemist ,the Spirit Soul, makes gold and meaningful connections.”
—Trebore Tau Bodhi

August 11th Moon conjunct Mars may trigger many events up to Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on 18th at 5:26 am est at 25 Aquarius. Spark yourself to try new things, be unattached to results, read a new book to find your higher truth and love, be brave to not fight but flow and flower in the universal heart. With Venus square to USA Uranus, i wonder if birthrate will soon jump. Major revival of love affair with world, good ol’ USA, new music and fashion, highly creative.

August 12-13th Saturn retrograde almost oppose USA Uranus causing many to be frustrated hanging on to their seats of power or security or familiar ghost. With Venus square Saturn Satyrday the 13th, its a question of ‘Who do you love?’; or what to invest in long term for inner and outer growth, new opportunity in freedom and truth. Avoid going back to old patterns, repeating of suffering and repeat performance not allowing growth or healing. With Mars coming to conjunct Saturn and square Neptune, the past and future look creepy, soul stay present tense, stay present in the moment in heart mind. These coming weeks may hold lots of need for smart discipline and alert thinking. We may need especially good policing and right military action. Violence and unneeded suffering abound. Difficult times. Good for compassionate courage for truth. Avoid too many loose words and ineffective or non constructive criticism. Important to keep one’s courage for practical idealism open, and one’s mouth closed. Let your actions and hearty love speak.

“To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books.”
—Manly Hall, author of ‘The Secret Teaching of All Ages’

August 16 Sun trine Uranus. Look for new doors to open, new insights to harken, new perceptions to heighten your awareness. In the USA Chart, Pluto opposes progressed Jupiter revealing cracks in progress and positive economics, false leaders (some breaking down), weird and dirty politics revelations, eco woes, weird opportunities, and a sense of need to renew or degenerate or set loose. May compassion and wisdom find forever a way.

“Thus, instead of gaining only an internal silence, in the common sense of the word, he gains also that strange dynamic silence which preceded creation, and from which all things come—the silence of the heart of God. This silence is the root of sound, and from it pours forth the fiat that fashioned the world. This is the dynamic silence of creation, the tremendous dramatic silence of new birth forever taking place- new worlds forever fashioning.”
―Manly P. Hall, ‘The Dark Night of the Soul’

August 17th Venus trine Pluto (Full Moon night). Aim your love right into world evolution, a better opportunity for enlightenment next life time, an insight into the moment carry you through the day into next year, a way to love what is far and right hear near.

“We can only escape from the world by outgrowing the world. Death may take man out of the world but only wisdom can take the world out of the man. As long as the human being is obsessed by worldliness, he will suffer from the Karmic consequences of false allegiances. When however, worldliness is transmuted into Spiritual Integrity he is free, even though he still dwells physically among worldly things.”
—Manly Hall

August 18th Lunar Eclipse. Cut out bad habits, whatever you are doing that is killing you but you do it anyway. Let the negatives go, create the new to compost the old. Be willing to discover something new in yourself to discover something new in the other. Let the next two weeks go, let time teach you to be open to new truths capable of waking higher love able to hold the world with you still in it as student. Find the Good, True, Beautiful in everything; otherwise keep looking, studying, stilling the mind to look again. See Gelek Rinpoche’s book ‘Odyssey to Freedom’ or Manly Hall’s book ‘Secret Teachings of All Ages’, both available at Mayflower Bookshop.

“Spiritual silence isn’t silence, it’s the womb of the Great Goddess from which all things come and go and come again. Silence is the door to God being born again. Holy Silence is the interval growing together the musical tones making our life a joyous wondrous song. Living Silence is inner listening. When we listen with our heart and soul to the world spirit in all things, anything is possible!”
–robert of mayflower

August 22 Sun enters Virgo, Mercury conjunct Jupiter. It’s time to get down to serious work capable of making you ascend to the next higher level of consciousness. From August 20th to 22nd Mars conjuncts USA Ascendent in Sage Sagittarius. Either we fight, take flight, or muster up enough courage to heroically last from the higher self of truth and love, compassion and wit. May all beings find happiness. May aliens not come to save us. May human hearts arise and aspire to deeds of love and every virtue and truth bringing peace and joy.

“It was apparent that materialism was in complete control of the economic structure, the final objective of which was for the individual to become part of a system providing an economic security at the expense of the human soul, mind, and body.”
―Manly P. Hall, ‘The Secret Teachings of All Ages’

August 23rd or so, the USA progressed Mercury will go direct. Yes folks, now and in months to come, we are actually going to wake up to a national virtuous collective voice of hope and positive world thinking, leadership and conscious participatory government, awakened mind heart America! This should be a good one. This is a major aspect underestimated by most astrologers of the day. Its like awakening from a bad dream. Going to be fun to see what happens. Many new cultural artistic arisings. Angels don’t descend now, they arise from our hearts. Wow! Watch what happens in next days, months, years. We are coming back into a time of higher angels and love, truth and wit, honesty and fun. By 2020 the idealistic dream of Aquarian Age will return. The gods of truth and love are returning. Or so i think….

August 24th Mars conjunct Saturn. Shocking realities, Truth or Consequences? Breakthroughs and breakdowns? Get good sleep days around this aspect, take walks, work out, do yoga, eat more grains and veggies. Get to Mayflower Bookshop for your Miso and Seaweed supply for morning breakfasts and yummy soups. Don’t fight, let life reveal her secrets. write down your dreams, read ‘em in a week. Talk to your parents, whether here or in the world beyond. Promise to do better, take some action to prove you have a higher self. Put a positive thought in place of every negative one. In USA chart Uranus squares Mercury, nothing shocking will surprise. Always the true surprise is truth and love, anyone can be an idiot. Uptick in quakes and volcanoes, storms and sense of death and being reborn, all month, yet now too is the time to get serious about your yoga, meditation, spiritual study, change to better diet and good friends who help you grow, not just hold your hand or whatever and tell you its all right. We make the future. Live the spiritual life to know its secret teachings! This aspect plays into 26th.

“Every man has his own world. He dwells in the midst of his little universe as the lord and ruler of the constituent parts of himself. Sometimes he is a wise king, devoting his life to the needs of his subjects, but more often he is a tyrant, imposing many forms of injustice upon his vassals, either through ignorance of their needs or thoughtlessness concerning the ultimate disaster that he is bringing upon himself. Man’s body is a living temple and he is a high priest, placed there to keep the House of the Lord in order.”
―Manly P. Hall, Melchizedek and the Mystery of Fire

August 26th Mars square Neptune. Don’t believe what you think, nor what TV or others say unless it inspires you to higher virtue actions and helping the little ones. Don’t over shoot yourself. The man who can do anything and everything, rarely does anything. Do what you can do and meditate, ponder, reflect, imagine your mind meeting that of Steiner, Blavatsky, Osho, Dalai Lama, Gelek Rinpoche, Manly Hall, G.R.S. Meade. Be still and know.

August 27th Venus conjunct Jupiter at 27 Virgo. Give and receive love, bless and be blessed, live the life to know the doctrines and teachings.

“Pythagoras said that the universal Creator had formed two things in His own image: The first was the cosmic system with its myriads of suns, moons, and planets; the second was man, in whose nature the entire universe existed in miniature.”
―Manly P. Hall, Melchizedek and the Mystery of Fire

August 28th Jupiter trines USA Pluto…finally around this time things are starting to make sense and the future is becoming clear. Real opportunities for investments, jobs, destiny, true calling, friendship and love, are at hand!!!

August 29th Mercury conjunct Venus late Virgo gives last minute critiques and insights, before forgiveness and love take over later in the day when Venus then enters Libra let go and let God. Forgive your enemies, “They know not what they do.” -Jesus the Christos

“Ignorance fears all things, falling, terror-stricken before the passing wind. Superstition stands as the monument to ignorance, and before it kneel all who realize their own weakness who see in all things the strength they do not possess”
―Manly P. Hall,

August 30th Mercury goes retrograde at critical 29 degree Virgo going back to 14 Virgo to go direct September 22nd. Many rethink, rewrite, redo, renew, renegotiate, reinstate, take back and give again. Something funny is up, so don’t be so serious.

“Wisdom fears no thing, but still bows humbly to its own source, with its deeper understanding, loves all things, for it has seen the beauty, the tenderness, and the sweetness which underlie Life’s mystery”
―Manly P. Hall

September 1st New Moon Solar Eclipse 9 Virgo with Sun square Saturn and Sun oppose Neptune September 2nd. Strange endings and new beginnings. Need to dry out, retire, lay back, let go, do little clean ups everywhere, plan big adventures with far reaching plans. Some root, others fly, some find ground, others sky. Seek a balance between the heaven and hell you perceive.

“There is a heavenly way to self and other experienced only by the path of the heart, woven by the breath of an open mind, and guided alone by an inner star, being our perpetual conversing with God; that is, the universe.” —robert of mayflower

September 9th Jupiter enters Libra creating more harmony and peace, art, justice, and love for the year to come. A year here coming prepping us for 2020. Some see the future, others fall back; some leave town, while yet others retrieve what was lost, now found.

“There is no religion higher than truth.”
—H.P. Blavatsky, author of ‘The Secret Doctrine’

September 10th Saturn square Neptune. Think 33 years ago, think 16 and half years ago, or 8 and a quarter years ago, or 4 years ago, or 2. Practical needs clash with idealistic higher views and wishes. Bottom lines clash with high flinging ideals. Spiritual and Material matters work to find harmony and balance or conflict.

“The highest of all occult orders which exists only in the inner world may be called the “Order of Melchizedek,” although among certain nations it has other names. This Order is composed entirely of the graduates of the other Mystery Schools who have actually reached the point where they can give birth to their present selves out of their own natures, like the mysterious phoenix bird which, breaking open at death, permits a new bird to fly forth.”
―Manly P. Hall, ‘Melchizedek and the Mystery of Fire’

(Melchizedek is ancient high priest or God-chosen one introducing the mysteries of the fire of love and the communion of virtue and God-like behaviour to the ancient Persians.)

September 11th Venus square Pluto. Major aspect for jealous behaviour and crazy love fights. If you can pull it off, deep love works wonders and miracles. One misfire though, and things explode. Old issues and fears conflict with present future needs. Deep sense of wanting to know, love, deepen, commit, enjoin, or part. Feeling stuck with situations vs. manipulating circumstances to better or change.

September 12 Mercury square Mars, and Sun conjunct Mercury. A desire to shake and quicken, quake and reconfigure. Sharp quick knowledge or news forces growth or change. Weird storms or nature perturbations.

September 13th Sun square Mars. Force of will? New light and insight adjusting curve and direction? Avoid forcing issues unless wisdom and love pervade all circumstances. Wisdom conflicts with force.

“The secret Order of Melchizedek can never appear in the physical world while humanity is constituted according to its present plan. It is the supreme Mystery School, and a few have reached the point where they have blended their divine and human natures so perfectly that they are symbolically two-headed. The heart and mind must be brought into perfect equilibrium before true thinking or true spirituality can be attained. The highest function of the mind is reason; the highest function of the heart is intuition, a sensing process not necessitating the normal working of the mind.”
―Manly P. Hall, Melchizedek and the Mystery of Fire

September 15th Full Moon Night, September 16th Full Moon Day, Harvest Moon, in Pisces nostalgic and magically mysterious time. Good time to dream true, find higher minded hearts, and enjoy.

“They wander in darkness seeking light, failing to realize that the light is in the heart of the darkness”
―Manly P. Hall

September 22nd, Fall Equinox, Sun enters Libra the scales, Mercury goes direct and Venus enters Scorpio the next day on 23rd when Mercury trines Pluto. Persuasive events unfold our souls into winter coming.

September 26th, Pluto goes direct in Capricorn. The world seems inevitable now, and going forward the only way. Ready or not, here comes everybody and nobody. When we raise our consciousness and turn up the love, we quickly discover others raising theirs and shining love too.

September 30th New Moon conjunct Jupiter in Libra! Yay! Good signs for future peace and harmony, joy and prosperous times. Jupiter traveling through the astrological sign of Libra portends of many a good relation, association, tryst and bliss.

Robert Thibodeau is an Astrological and Intuitive Consultant. For private appointment or talks, call (248) 547-8227.
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May 2016 Astro News and Views

May 3rd, 2016

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrology 

News and Spiritual Views for May 2016

Robert Thibodeau, author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’

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“Look truth in the face, love heart to heart,

friendship with one’s presence divine.” ~robert of mayflower

May 3rd into May 10th a series of sweet nice aspects take place ready to melt the heart and soul into happiness and bliss with friends, career, calling, nature, love and money. May 3rd Sun trine Jupiter, May 6th New Moon aligned with grand trine in earth signs; Sun/Moon in Taurus trine to Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. Special connections, good work, heart to heart interactions. Earth signs (houses/planets) give this time a practical, down to earth sensuality and embodied joyful spirit of good will and prosperity, or sharing of such. On the 10th May Jupiter goes direct from retrograde. Venus trines Jupiter on 10th, Mercury trines Pluto on 12th, and Venus trines Pluto on 13th with Mercury conjunct Venus then too! All this goes to say that many people will find right relations, destiny, right calling, right love, right hook up job wise. Yes its going to be fun in the sun for many and nice weather in many parts for sure in heart/mind/body. May 15th Moon conjunct Jupiter giving first half of month a beautiful positive spring send off, and here a turning point. Good for magically romantic and positive spirit relations this first half of May. Earth Signs Capricorn/Virgo/Taurus and such Houses and Planets in your chart particularly benefit. All practical earthy plans and actions prosper.

May is a turn around for Bernie Sanders who just recently went through Saturn in sky transit square to his natal Sun dampening his spirit, hard on his health, and Clinton beaten in few states. Now first week of May, Jupiter goes direct and will conjunct his Sun bringing back a few weeks of success and joy, wins. But end of May , Mars oppose his natal Uranus bringing near ends with a bang; or is it sudden shift and new beginnings?  June is a wing dinger for Bernie when Uranus conjuncts his natal Mars; that could for sure throw him out or bring challenges, perhaps health, and need to avoid stress, anger, accidents. For sure June will bring many more surprises and jolts or shocking shifts, changes. Could Hillary ask him to be VP?

Poor Prince aspects continue to plague the purple artist with the purple haze of misuse of medications and possible drug use to boot as predicted on my Facebook page, where i posted friend’s song ‘Alcohol and Pills’ all about famous rock stars who died from such. Check it out. Song by Fred Eaglesmith.

“Its good to get ahead, but its heart that roots friends.”

~robert of mayflower

May 5th may trigger or forewarn of difficult times to come? Changes to come? Chaotic or stormy, quake, events coming Mid May On, when then it gets bewilderingly crazy, possibly even chaotic or scary for some. Whatever screws can come loose, do. Korea has crazy aspects as does their leader who is always threatening neighboring countries with war like tirades. All geo political hotspots, and stormy weather with up ticks of quakes, volcanoes, storms, and emotions over riding the banks occur second half of month but also pay attention to (day before or after) May 5th, 9th, 18th, Full Moon 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, and May 26th. Also critical dates June 3rd and 4th,13th (June 13th being another crazy aspected day for political and geo-economic hotspots such as Korea and their leader, or Putin, or whoever else is hot shot too hot to handle).  Strong political jangling, and testy markets. Mars Direct June 29th into 30th should help fix things up that need fixing.Then its July 7th and 16th next quake/storm uptick, or shaky market aspect. Look for many an ups and down in celebrities, political contestants, economics and political turmoil during all these stormy aspects just listed starting with May 5th, 9th, 18th, etc.

“Love can prepare one for truth, nothing prepares one for love;

so come unprepared.”

~robert of mayflower

New Moon May 6th and days around such really good for new projects and futures, a deepening of one’s commitment to enlightenment, happiness, creative projects, happy social love life, friends family workmates.

May 8th is Mother’s Day and the Moon in Gemini skirts between the future (neptune) dream, the ‘be here now’ ‘power of now presence’, and the shaky past as yet undigested or redeemed for some. Jupiter, and the past haunts and hungry ghosts of ‘what could of been’ still seems to hold some back Saturn like. Possibly good time for healing old wounds or revisiting imprisoned memories in hopes for new escapes?

“Experience is the best teacher, good books can unfold such flowering of the soul.” ~RT

May 9th Jupiter goes direct in Virgo giving push for healthier or wealthier job and diet, healing relations and interactions. The Sun conjunct Mercury on 9th (an occultation of mercury eclipse of Sun, rather rare) brings acute awareness of what needs to be put in action or gotten rid of. Such Mercury Sun aspect can trigger sudden shocking realizations or news,  Quakes, sudden stormy emotions or weather, strong turning points, precipitating quick changes in behaviour or direction. Burning realizations or sudden change in desires or needs. Jupiter in Virgo is beauty in simplicity for some, for others decadent overdoing. Here too much good is spoiling or crippling of clear action and virtue truth. Keep it simple is key. Everything in moderation as Pythagorus taught. Jupiter is in Virgo till early September when it enters peacemaking artistically creative harmonizing beauty making Libra.

May 16th Moon in Libra 1:33 pm est after Sun and Moon in earth signs trine in the morning. Should be harmonious sweet day or easily relating to self and other. Good day to envision the future and the best paths to take to get there. Good clear, fun, conversing, meeting, connecting, feeling.

“When the sea is calm, all the boats look good.”

~robert of mayflower

“Love is the key, now if i could just find the right door….”

-Capt.Bob

Full Moon time 20-21-22nd of May conjuncts Mars retrograde! Crash Bang Boom if not careful. Days around full moon full of sudden shifts, changes, rearrangements, arguments or feisty exchanges, danger of accidents, difficult travel, warring, explosive, and thwarting circumstances. Avoid risk taking or gambling with anyone or anything. Avoid anger and negative emotions rocking one’s center and stability of behaviour. Drive safe and watch out for too much quickening or velocity or fast talk. Unless you really thought it out, avoid rash decision making. Be patient and compassionate for others having tough time. This is aspect dangerous to sports injury or playing rough house. Yet Mars is bravery, bravado, assertive actions, heroic demonstration, martial arts.

“The older the acoustic guitar, the better the strum, tone, resonance, and tune; so it is with some of us young elder musical cathedrals of self.”  ~robert of mayflower

May 22 Mercury goes direct with Moon conjunct Saturn giving serious pondering to the most practical down to earth concerns, money, investment, physical relations, what matters most. Decisions have to made this week influencing next 4 years perhaps. Ask yourself this, ‘Where is the fun and joy, the aliveness and good sensed values of heart and soul?’ Where the wisdom, love, truth? Go there if you can. Plato taught ‘God’ to be whatever makes us good, true, and feeling beautiful about ourselves and others.

May 24th Venus in Gemini oppose Mars in Sagittarius wild for going to extremes in love and passion. Opposite is to be avoided, upsets due to contrary disposition, disagreement, dog and cat fights, estrangement and possible separation ensuing. It is important here to make peace not war, and to be careful of accidentally offending another. Compassion and patience is key.

May 26th Jupiter in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius makes many wish for long term financial security or fears of lacking such. For many its downsizing and contracting into something more easily secured and taken care of. A move or change more fitting to present and future financial realization. For some others its plotting and seizing big plans for the future. Wise in waning square to aim at 2020 timing for the really big plan or exercise of will, perhaps fructification of working plans already in action. Important here to rid oneself of the non essentials and unnecessary burdens or belabored or heavy unneeded tasks set upon oneself. In other words, lighten the load, soul to fly.

May 27th Mars retrograde goes back into Scorpio until Mars goes direct June 29th. Mars in Scorpio is regeneration or degenerative actions. Important to not take things too personally and have knee jerk reactions inwardly or outwardly that intensify conflict. Mars is assertive action and when retrograde, strong forward motion is blocked or frustrated. Thus good for yoga, meditation, inward reflection, introspection, counseling or seeking wisdom spiritual insight, study, passionate pursuit of creative arts, music, study, research.

June 26th Jupiter trines Pluto making for powerful success and long term benefits, security. An aspect for meeting up with significant positive people and situations. Positive life time experiences and people who make such happen. Aspect influencing last month or two setting up destiny making great moments and situations flower into future. Prosperous joyous encounters. Good for rising in the ranks and digging in deeper. Earth signs, houses, and planets treasured and pleasured the most here; Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. Check your chart for where the action is.

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Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological and Spiritual News and Views April 2016

April 4th, 2016

 

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“The best way to find a spiritual friend is to become one.”~Trebore Tau Bodhi

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Five Talks by Robert of Mayflower in April !

April 7th, Thursday, 7-9 pm. ‘Dreams: Your Magic Mirror into the Future.’ Birmingham Community House. Sign up at issue.com, or call them at (248) 644-5832. Or Mayflower bookshop for info.

April 11th, 7 pm, Monday, at the Grosse Pointe Woods Branch Library located at 20680 Mack Avenue corner of Vernier and Mack. 

Astrology and the Magical Arts,’ a talk by Robert of Mayflower It’s going to be fun, informative, entertaining, and enchanting evening!

April 14th Thursday, 7-9pm. ‘Yoga Meditation & Spiritual Lifestyle’. Birmingham Community House.

April 21st Thurs. 7-9pm. ‘Finding Your Soulmate, the art of making lifetime friends, romancing of the Divine’. Birmingham Community House

April 28th, Thurs. 7-9 pm. ‘Astrological Predictions: the art and science. How to read the astrological calendar and planets, learning to see divine possibilities and future tendencies’. Birmingham Community House.

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Astrology news for April——-

“Life is a rosary, a mala, a string of flowering continuity and rediscovery going through every bead, every life time, every moment of experience, in hopes of making sense of it all and discovering in time a sacred space we wrapped our dreams around.” ~robert of mayflower

April 5th to 9th brings a number of powerful planetary alignments into play. Watch out for sudden reversals, upsets, shaky weather and markets, quaky stormy times. Sudden shocks or changes. From March 5-6 when transiting Mars conjuncts USA Sagittarius Rising until 17th when Mars transit comes very close to opposing USA Uranus, watch out for escalation and intensification of violence and need for good police and wisdom elders. Much assertive aggressive bravado speech and loose talk. Danger of accidents and sudden turbulence, travel and communications trouble. Positive side is highly creative, articulate, bravado and courageous action. Truth and facts over unconscious emotion.

“The Victory of the heart is to win friends and garden dreams. Intellect alone is a palace of mirrors, a moon circling a yet to be discovered sphere, a wasteland of fear, a reflection. Where there is love, there is no fear. Where there is love, there is future.” ~robert of mayflower

April 5th Sun trine Saturn in fire signs of Aries and Sagittarius respectively. Good time to be fired up about present into future projects with practical base and planning. Progressing with the true and tried. Also Venus enters Aries and Mercury enters Taurus. Here the heart fulfills the mind and the mind makes clear the heart. Wisdom and love work together for greater aims and fulfillment. Here clear practical methodical steadfast thinking helps love, and impassioned fiery love energizes thinking. Possible sudden urge to fly into projection of high romance or love at first sight. Head and heart two wings of soul bring wisdom into difficult situations now.

“There is no meaning to life, each of us has to discover one. Together our ones make a big universal ONENESS! ;All the greatest discoveries surround the discovery of the divine, the holy, the universal in some one, some thing, everything!” ~ Trebore Tau Bodhi

April 6th Sun square Pluto day before new moon can bring inevitable endings, sad realizations, and feelings of compassion for self and others. Good for cleaning, ridding self of burdensome or unneeded things. Good for completing or finalizing, renewing and reviewing. Moon occulting (eclipsing) Venus is deepening of love, intimacy, and connection to what matters most. Some feel separation or loss of loved one. Possible death of fame or famous, need to let go of past to try something new. Feelings of rejection, need to renew, make clear, dig deeper, research more, generate greater compassion? Break away? Breakthrough or breakdown? Possible difficult travels or communications. On positive side, if other good aspects in own’s chart support it, such aspects can help make strong ties and bonds with others, intense love/friendship experience. Finding help right when you need it. .

“Compassion isn’t just for suffering, compassion is also for ‘what could be’. ‘Divining the divine in each other’ isn’t an ideal, its a higher truth. Compassion isn’t an ideal, its a universal fact. Within each of us is a pure land, a paradise lost. All humanity is inwardly and karmically connected to each other. Jesus’ injunction to ‘Love one another’ wasn’t a wishful hope! Love is a reality we each need make conscious and put into action.” ~robert of mayflower

April 7th New Moon conjunct Uranus and square Pluto. With Uranus conjunct Washington D.C. chart and Pluto off Midheaven, such aspect can bring quick or shocking changes. Protests or upsets causing strong reactions in some. Danger of stormy few days 6th to 9th, uptick in quakes world wide/volcanoes/storms possible now and later April 19th-22nd. A quickening of intellect and genius to act swiftly. Impulse to change oneself now or be put through changes by others. Pluto on MC invokes troubles with world and need for greater compassion. Uranus/New Moon indicates a few weeks of strong winds for change, a need to update, go to higher level, renew commitment to calling/work, change self to change world; change one’s day to day world to change self. Cardinal Signs, houses, planets influenced the most, especially mid degrees. Check out your chart. Good for breakthrough new discoveries and technological innovation, better communications and higher intelligence. Also known for revelations, shocking disclosures, and hasty mistaken actions, accidents, and mishap. New impulses for higher awareness and cultural idealism, the arts and sciences.

“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Heaven and hell, Nirvana and Samsara, love and hate, is a state of mind only a free higher mind/heart can attain. In playing chess, one transcends the black and white squares of duality for a higher consciousness and movement.” ~robert of mayflower

April 9th Sun conjunct Uranus. Jolts of higher love? Or shock of new awareness? Sudden events and turn arounds. Need for further changes or updates. Sudden reversals or insights turning head around. Surprise changes, sudden arrivals or departures. Urge for individual freedoms or loss of such. (April 7th to 9th and April 21st to 22nd Uranus aspects make for sudden uptick in storms, quakes, possible breakthroughs, breakups, break downs, and break aways.) Good for creativity and novelty, excitement, arts, music. Good for making upgrades and positive creative changes. Some get put through the change here. Urge for freedom, truth, and the all American way of higher love.

“Earth smiles in flowers, flowers laugh at history, history is darkly mistaken without the light of futurity; that is, love. The past is knowledge, or lack of it; if there will be one, the future necessitates and is, Love.”.~robert of mayflower

April 12 Aries Venus trine Sagittarius Mars. Sensuous seductive times for romance, arts, play, friendships, values purchases, travel and travel plans, communications, networking, applying for new positions. Avoid over enthusiasm and overdoing in general, leaping before you look. Positive aspect for love and romance, communications and travel.

“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 14 Taurus Mercury trine Virgo Jupiter. Good for communications, networking, practical thinking and application, cleaning, fixing, renewing, family/friends/conversations, landing opportunities, knowing what to do and say, where to go or stay. This higher consciousness and fact finding realizations, carry on through next few days into 17th. In spiritual awakening, virtuous mind training is top priority. Good time for such research. If you haven’t read Rudolf Steiner, H.P.Blavatsky, Osho, or Gelek Rinpoche’s books, now is the time and Mayflower Bookshop is ready for you!

“The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man (or woman), that the country turns out.” -Emerson

April 17th Mercury trine Pluto gives persuasive speech and decision making power (Higher awareness and knowledge insight April 14th into Sunday 17th). Lasting impulses of knowledge and futurity.

Mars goes retrograde April 17th to dip back into Scorpio end of May. Mars retro often brings about strong emotional frustrations leading to unwanted accident or conflict. Danger of escalation of war or aggressive action. Markets could have rough week. Could be a month of too much debate, feisty criticism, misfired words, works, missiles and missals. Troubles with the law or carrying out the law. Outlandish speech, tendency to overdo, exaggerate, make bias statements, rash frankness and extravagance. Mars retrograde good for reexamining prospects, internships, yoga and meditation, working on oneself, changing oneself to change world. Mars wants to express outwardly, in retrograde there is frustration to do this.

“My angel, —his name is Freedom, —Choose him to be your king; He shall cut pathways east and west, and fend you with his wing.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 18th Pluto goes Retrograde to late September when it almost opposes USA Sun and squares USA Saturn again scaring everyone with the weirdly controlled yet out of control economy, pollution, misuse of medications and drugs, world warring conflictual engagements, and more. In other words, anything and everything to worry about will rear its warted head. It may take that long to figure out what the heck is going on with political and economical USA. Add Venus in Aries trine Saturn in Sagittarius to the mix and we have the collective wish for lasting peace and love and a ceasing of perpetual war. Need for long term security, love, and work; a wish to find such if not at hand. A wish to compromise or sacrifice oneself for higher purposes, goals, attainments. Some ready to work hard for desired ends, others work to avoid work. Money worries, currency, banking, day to day worries for many. A question and need for good clean water and environment.

“Fame is proof that people are gullible.” -Emerson

“If everyone played music, there would be no big concerts.” -Capt. Bob

April 19th Sun enters Taurus and Venus squares Pluto. A wish for long-term security or work, love that transforms and quickens, renews. A needed sense of virtue or value, respect, in self and environment. Venus/Pluto is very deeply vulnerability to love and relations, and the need to give and receive. Otherwise feelings of rejection, loss, separation, or need for renewal and going back to working on oneself to change the world.

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ~Plato

April 22 Full Moon in Scorpio, this is most sensuous full Moon of the year. Sun in Taurus, Moon in Scorpio.  With Venus conjunct Uranus to boot! In preceding days and few weeks to come, strong urges for sudden release, freedom of expression, sudden arousal of creativity and sensuous feelings. Temptation galore; to fall in love, indulge, be enraptured at first sight, awaken second sight or psychic perceptions, to try something new, take create leaps and flights of imagination. For some it may be roller coaster ride of up and down emotions, possibly ending in parting of the ways, or renewing the way. Creativity and inner intensity and spark is at a peak.

“At its very best and longest the act is brief beyond imagination–the imagination of an immortal, I mean. In the matter of repetition the man is limited–oh, quite beyond immortal conception.”

– Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth

“Do ye not know? Ye are gods in the becoming.” ~Jesus to the Apostles.

April 28th MERCURY goes RETROGRADE in Taurus, with Moon conj. Pluto. Could be reversals in markets, perhaps downturn. Or is everything well crafted and controlled, manipulated, and continuing? Plutocracy and/or peasantry is here at its best in both sensual mideval delight and intellectual critique, review, and provocative elucidation. Beware of knights in heroic masks of words without action to back it up. Mercury retrograde till May 22 when Sun opposes Mars in sky could martial up tensions, conflicts, and polarizing energies. Mercury retrograde cautions against big decision making or major contract signing until in forward motion or other positive aspects prevail. Use common sense and keep to the practical with Mercury in Taurus. On the other hand, don’t let fear rule or persuade you into hiding in corners of your mind. Physical work out, gardening, yoga, cleaning, can quicken and renew your health and sense of self worth at this time.

 

“The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Intellectual and technical passions are redeemed by a sensuality in love with the world. The world is redeemed in every simple act of love. Love implies creative peace with another. It all starts there.” ~Trebore Tau Bodhi

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Astrological News and Views – March 2016

March 2nd, 2016

Robert of Mayflower Bookshop’s Astrological and Spiritual News and Views

for March 2016

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Robert Thibodeau, Astrological Consultant and Speaker

Presidential Update

By the end of March, Bernie Sanders has transiting Jupiter conjunct natal Sun along with transiting Uranus conjunct Natal Moon, indicating attempt to toss him out, or an amazing victory come-back enough to keep him in the game, at the last moment. Will he be happy to go home with a smile on his face? No. Could there be an independent run? Very likely (which could happen yet to Trump too by convention time!?). In Mid June Bernie Sanders has transit of Uranus on his Mars, and Jupiter again conjunct Sun. This is another crazy aspect of an attempt to eliminate him as he gains in mass votes and money. Super Delegates (do you know what that is?) are not always voting for who or what the people want. This political thing is complicated. Astrology gives a sense of timing and possible tendencies as to how things go. As stated for Trump when he first ran for office, “This guy is not going away, and could make it to the very end!” Funny strange what ‘antagonistic complementaries’ Bernie and Donald are. Makes Hillary appear like the middle way don’t it? Hmmmm.

During the Democratic Convention in July, Hillary Clinton has transiting Uranus square her progressed Ascendent. Does a third party enter her love life, her political life, her personal affairs? This is a wild aspect demanding new genius and creative wit to keep the pizazz and sparkle in her life. A ride-the-bronco type aspect or rollercoaster ride with many vicissitudes and strange twists and turns, surprises and upset. With Jupiter conjunct Clinton’s Neptune near election, very strange happenings and confusing events may occur that cloud truth and reality. November 17th, Jupiter conjuncts her Progressed Moon, this is a winning aspect in itself. With tough aspects right before inauguration of Saturn square Moon and Saturn opposed progressed Uranus, this is no easy garden picnic. Or did she lose?! January 21st North Node conjunct Hillary’s Midheaven is an event made in heaven, a marriage or attuning to one’s higher self. Hmm, this should prove interesting. By the way, I am not predicting here, I am just reporting aspects.

Donald Trump has the press all over and after him, digging up and elaborating any dirt they can find and making it up if they can’t. And hey, he is an easy and loud target for sure. March 3rd, Uranus opposes his progressed ascendent, if he can ride that one out, he is as good as gold. First half of March Trump will have to avoid recklessness and brash harsh words, possibly having a bumpy ride here. His craving for contest and excitement and his knee jerk reactions to others may get the best of him. He may in his private moments reassess his actions and goals, even reassess why exactly he is running!? He may be considering what further options he may still have to avoid enemies. If by April he quits, he very well may thank the American public for allowing him to learn so much about himself. He will have to avoid legal battles and mud slinging, scandal and waste of resources as Pluto squares his natal Jupiter. How is that going to happen!? His bravado, smile, and smirk has him in high velocity forward motion. Does Mr.Trump break off from the Republican Party? Does he gain more popularity when he rants and raves?! Does he indeed represent the consciousness of money and the American dream of success!? April 24th, Nov. 16th, and next Feb 8th, Uranus in the sky trines Donald Trumps natal Moon; this is an aspect for success, emotional exhilaration, happiness with others, even victory. For sure, ladies and gentlemen, Donald Trump is going to win whether he wins the Presidential Election or not. For he is, mistake it not, for many, the American Way. All the presidential candidates reflect, as in a magic mirror, our personal and collective desires and fears, and our collective and personal conscious and unconscious will and wish. With Progressed Moon conjunct Trump’s Progressed Midheaven late October, this boy can smell success beyond his wildest dreams right around the corner. With Progressed Moon conjunct Natal Venus on January 20th, I wonder … does he win!? Does Hillary’s Jupiter/Neptune aspect represent a dream and illusion she eventually wakes up from? Is Trump a reincarnation of Alexander the Great? Bernie a reincarnation of a Canterbury Monk? Hillary Clinton a reincarnation of General Patton? Or Macbeth in Shakespeare’s play? Another Margaret Thatcher? Could she be a Queen Bee of Political savvy?

After the inauguration, Donald Trump has Jupiter trine Sun (January 25th and February 17th 2017). Did he win and is on to triumphant success as President? Or is he just super happy partying with Bill Clinton on the side lines up close. Gosh, it’s exciting entertainment this political season, or is it?!

Strong Uranus aspects to both the Federal Reserve and the New York Stock Exchange mid March into Full Moon on 23rd may indicate a very volatile shaky Wall Street stock market perhaps taking a dive or two before reascending. Although there may well be some big waves and dips, there are always surfers ready to ride. In August, Jupiter conjunct USA Midheaven should realize a high point in market and economy. Usually as Jupiter leaves a sign, in this case Virgo, many solutions to that’s sign will be realized; i.e. more jobs, health care, environment, rights of workers, education. We will see.

In the USA Chart, a transit of Mars just squared natal Moon and is about to — in April but feeling it now — conjunct USA Ascendent Rising Sign while opposing USA Uranus! This could be trouble. May make many in USA want to be assertive/aggressive strong in expression. Is it militaristic? Mars can also be a great new car, plane, outer space vehicle —it’s showing muscle. Presidential Candidates and those in the news are loud and vocal for sure, many over-react. Antagonistic complementaries abound. Now it’s more ‘passive aggressive,’ but then it will be ‘aggressive passive’ behavior in politics and world/country. In April, a tendency for aggressive, warlike, drum-beating, argumentative discursive speech, crazy crashes/accidents/mishaps/storms/quake. One will need to be more cautious and less incendiary. Many may have contradictory behavior and sudden reversals in behaviour considered both ‘good and bad’. Take care not to over-react. Lots of surprises and intense releases. Assertive urges to be right at any cost. Tendency to fight for one’s beliefs. Whew! Compassion and patience needed all month. Let hope new ways of peace and co-creative harmony prevails.

There is no religion higher than truth, no science deeper than love; no greater work between me and you than holding sacred each other’s heart and dream true for better futures. ~robert of mayflower

ASTROLOGY ASPECTS for March 2016—

March 2nd into 4th Moon conjunct Saturn then Moon/Pluto casts an ominous authoritative serious poise, posture, and dull pallor on world events and personal striving, aim, choices, and work. Some are bored, others hard pressed. Sun in Pisces wants to psychically feel and intuit one’s way through the days and nights. Moon in Sagittarius/Capricorn wants control, exactness, good aim, far seeing, clear view, wishing too for better futures, better planning, traveling and landing with exactness, sureness. Feelings and intellect clash or challenge each other to grow in new ways.

I got that we are all children of God, the problem is not enough adults! We need mature minds/hearts/souls to be co-creative with highest good, truth, beauty, the future, destiny, a healthy earth, all humanity. There are too many big babies and not enough mature adult moms and dads.” –

~robert of mayflower

March 4th into 5th Mercury squares Mars, Mercury enters Pisces. Mars enters Sagittarius till end of May when Mars retrogrades back into Scorpio. Emotional squabbles or disagreements, frustrations, disputes, and contesting which later seem mistaken or thoughtlessly unwise in light of new insight and higher view attained. More compassionate and far-seeing view is needed to progress. A call for larger view and much needed right action to be taken to mend or progress aims and goals. A need or call for higher angels (virtues) to come to assist and aid. If in turmoil or confusion, simpler diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, hot slow sea salt bath will help settle down into more wise approach to matters. Light a candle in your soul and listen to the silence till a higher sense of things arises. Avoid flying off the handle and exaggerating circumstances.

March 6th Sun square Saturn along with Jupiter quincunx Uranus. Some are dead serious, others are ready to jump for new freedoms and joys. Some contract, disappear, leave, find more happiness when alone. A sense of repairing past, catching up, finding rest or solitude, retreat, meditative contemplation, wisdom arising through work and the process of time. Avoid hasty quick conclusions and false jump starts. Some need to try something new, wake up one’s mind and heartfelt values. A need for new ways of working but also a need for quality sureness in work performed; breakthroughs for some, breakdowns for others. Breathtaking for some, loss of breath for others. Possible major events this month that reshape the ever-changing future perspectives. Extremes in the weather (increased quake/volcano/storm/pollution continue to challenge world view. If confused, try reading Rudolf Steiner’s ‘Apocalypse’ lectures or his ‘Outline of Occult Science,’ or even yet Blavatsky’s ‘Isis Unveiled’ book written in late 1800s.

Meditation is finding your peace with every other piece, finding your rest in the rest of the world, in every other without exception, as well as in silence, stillness; it is arising to the occasion when need be, holding the tension of opposites with a willingness to learn something new, something beyond oneself yet including this moment and every other. There is a space makes all time one meaningfulness. It includes all time in the moment, it is the mind of the heart. This thought rests in the heart. It is in the moment right before sleep, and right before awakening. It is in the space between looking in and out for yourself. It holds the tension between this life and all of your lives. It is the the moment before the sun rises or sets. Seated in the heart, look with your single eye; then let go of your breath and look again from the heart.” ~robert of mayflower

‘Heads can contest and differ, but hearts may remain the same in harmony, peace, unity. Brother and sister to all, heaven and earth unite and find peace in creative joyful hearts compassionate in truth.’ -Trebore Tau Bodhi

March 8th New Moon Solar Eclipse at 18 degree Pisces (influencing 5th to 14th). Also, Sun/Saturn on 6th and Sun/Jupiter on 8th precursive to Jupiter square Saturn on Lunar Full Moon Eclipse March 23rd, makes for bigger-than-life events to occur thru next few weeks. The sky is falling and the earth is shaking? Rising? One thing is for sure, if you take a good look around, in and about yourself, everything is changing and rearranging and rushing to change and new conclusions. Here it’s easy to be critical, difficult to cause real change unless forced into it. Wisdom and loving insight needed here for sure. Most obvious is everything needing fixing or updating. Not fun to see all that is wrong with life. Important to see what’s right and divine, the inner spirit of the times, the future. A need to see qualities, values, and virtues in each other. This month we clearly see what needs to be worked on and how far we have yet to go economically, politically, personally, spiritually, and practically. Long slow gradual patient work and achievement struggle with impatient need for immediate results; and, ‘I want it now’ mentality of immediate gratification. Collective consensus clashes with denying authority. With Jupiter retrograde in Virgo till May, there is much social unrest, unhappiness, unfulfilled promises or hopes, disquiet among family members, friends. Disputes and unhappiness with jobs and health issues, needs of elderly and young. Need for less negative criticism and more constructive insights, good work, and creative adventures. Many major events may take place now and in coming weeks that change the face of the future. Strange storms, earth changes, passings, and new arrivals.

An Eclipse often brings sudden cut offs and sharp changes, sudden rise or fall of power. Stormy weather and natural or man-made disaster more likely; but, on the other hand, higher consciousness makes miracles possible at this time, divine intervention, and high deeds of valor and virtue. There is freedom and a higher octave to all this astrology stuff. Yet true, people and situations may get eclipsed or cut off. Sudden rise or loss of power, position and status. Those with planets, Sun, Moon, Ascendent or Midheaven in mutable signs of Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini and at mid degrees, are the most affected. A sense of urgency for change for the better. Later in month with Full Moon eclipse, early degree cardinal signs of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra most affected for positive or negative changes. Change can be what we make it if we are intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually prepared. From the Spiritual point of view, our higher self neither waxes nor wanes, only gently guides and takes all in as higher learning. And yes, there are rare spiritual storms and lightening bolts thrown by Zeus. This month may be one of those stormy Zeus monster change times. Could just be good for movies and big talk, we’ll see. Our bodies and forms of expression wax and wane, rise and fall, and rise again to try again. Spirit is constant, as the north star. Our souls are forever learning, growing, grasping and then letting go, grasping again, looking again, growing no matter what. The soul is the mind stream continuum traveling between spirit and matter, this lifetime and many lifetimes; seeking to both attain freedom, truth, love and enlightenment. The Soul Spirit loves to share, shine, give and receive both experience, consciousness, and joy. Significant deaths and births, many feel reborn, renewed, this next few weeks. Notable personalities rise and fall, moan and groan, struggle and grow. A sense and need for spiritual and material concerns and matters to meet and agree, co-creatively work for greater results for self and other. These days, it’s hard to feel happy and fulfilled. It may take till the next Jupiter conjunct Saturn in 2020.

By 2020 we may attain 20/20 vision and be more prepared to enter the new age of Aquarius making adjustments and personal growth, learning, to make peace with ourselves and the world. A more prosperous time of peace may come then.

March 10th Moon conjunct Uranus brings sudden emotional shifts and readjustments, jolts and new awareness. For others, it’s emotional unsureness or disquieting news.

‘The truth of who we are doesn’t always fit the facts; it takes time to grow up, sometimes lifetimes.’ -Trebore Tau Bodhi

March 11th Mercury conjunct Neptune. A struggle to attain truth and manifest the ideal. A time to strive for future goals but not be fanatical nor perfectionist to critical fault and hardening cold bite. If confused, keep to the practical and down to earth. Need to discern false from true, what is fleeting and what is long-lasting. Past and future haunt and dislodge immediate present moments of importance and spiritual power. Good for creative imagining and lucid dreaming; good aspect for music, the arts, romancing, dancing through the storm and waves of life.

‘Never give yourself naked away, leave something up to the imagination and freedom of the other. Always invest in your own enlightenment and learning if you wish to invest in another’s. Whenever in doubt, try blunt truth and naked mind of acceptance.’ ~robert of mayflower

March 12 Venus enters Pisces. Love wants to melt, flow, make it easier for self and other. Time for simple play, music or art to mend one’s way through time. Romantic notions through this month into April. A wish to open closed doors, take down walls that separate or wage war. Urge for peace and intimacy with both friend and foe. Danger of naïve sentiment not based on reality. Yet also as sense of higher love, making magic and miracles of renewal and contact with spiritual self.

March 13th Moon in Gemini oppose Mars in Sagittarius, Too much talk without real action. Too much rash hasty action without thought and wisdom foresight. A tendency to overdo it, over the top actions, brash words, rash frankness. Harsh contesting and excessive gamble, sport. Possible bravery but danger of injury or insult. Avoid unnecessary travel talk anger or over reacting, fighting, excessive debate. In effect next few days into Tuesday the 15th.

March 16th Jupiter trine Pluto. Major business deals, both behind the scenes and above table. Major political and corporate moves. Breakthroughs and breakdowns create new sense of empire building and solid state of affairs. Investments and divestments with long-term results. Powerful shift of direction for many. A sense of the winner, victory, resolution, practical yet socially festive agreeable solutions.Collective uprisings or joyous gatherings and collective consensus. Large social gatherings or vast mass agreement. Persuasive group dynamic or action. Sense of positive results in future undertakings. Negatively, a sense of ill gotten futures, fated inevitable turn of events. For the most part, this is a good aspect for mutual striving and working together toward higher achievement and goals. Earth signs, planets, houses of Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn grow inwardly and outwardly now toward positive good results and attainment.

March 20th Spring Equinox. Day and night, dark and light, equal length now as the Sun enters Aries. A sense of inner and outer heavenly earth harmony. Also, Venus conjunct Neptune brings love from higher places and sacred spheres, spaces. Spiritual dreams come into focus revealing secrets of the future of romance and money. Feelings and desire to call on the angel of the Higher Self. Wish or plans for travel, future voyage, business and romance. Now time to make plans, fall in love, make art, music, heavenly states become common matter here. Soul mating, platonic love, spiritual meetings, all possible these days. Great for studying spiritual esoteric metaphysical subjects. Flowers and poems, love letters and notes, go far here. Reach out and touch someone’s soul, magic can happen.

March 23 Full Moon Eclipse at 3 degrees in Libra, Jupiter square Saturn, Sun conjunct Mercury. Long-term goals meet immediate needs? Or is some tweaking and adjustment needed to continue in drive? Sense and need for co-creative partnership, meeting oneself and other halfway, need for peace and harmony with others, planning better futures working together rather than apart called for. Need for balance between social artistic spiritual activity and everyday necessities, practical work, bills, outer and inner needs, responsibilities. Sense of being wide awake and painfully aware of what needs to happen. A burning sense of responsibility. Frustration with wrong doors open and others wanted closed. Possible opportunities arising to clarify work in progress and goals to be achieved. New awarenesses bring clarity to future.

March 24th Mercury in Aries trine Mars in Sagittarius, impulse for creative thinking to take action. Genius quick thinking here needs to act appropriately and not over assertively. Avoid knee jerk reactions to others’ prods. Think for oneself, yet listen clearly and gently to what others trying to convey. Think smart, act wise. The bird flying high may go in straight lines, but the wise fertilizing river runs in curves, vortexing dance and laughter in wisdom’s only coming in due time. Cue: if debate or conversation increases in velocity without any smiles or laughter, one can be sure a wall or cliff is quick approaching.

March 25th Saturn goes retrograde till August in Sage Sagittarius, Venus opposes Jupiter, Venus square Saturn. Love wants others to be happy; compassion wants others to not suffer, and also to find happiness, wholeness. Greatest of all is the wish for others to find enlightenment, permanent peace, joy, co-creativity with all life. Freedom and truth needs universal love to protect it. Love and truth work together to birth higher consciousness. Responsiveness to this creates true responsibility for life. A great joy comes to those who know this heart and mind as mother and father of the child of enlightenment. Ok, that may be too esoteric for you or me. Saturn retrograde is need for long-term love wisdom manifested in practical workings for day-to-day results. Those acting on authority alone without self evident truth and compassion for all, lack long-term wisdom. Those acting with love alone without long-term wisdom fall short of sustaining action and true aim, goals. Smarts and love need be backed up by actions and wisdom of experience. Lack of wisdom may now suffer negative karmic result, doubt, confusion, obstruction, and need to further reflect, retreat, rethink, renew one’s inner spark and higher self devotion, universal love and respect for spiritual law and higher order of things. This Saturn retrograde aspect could be good for a return to oneself or to one’s roots. It can also indicate a need to see beyond oneself in such a way that one’s thinking and actions work for future lives, future times, for others to help or continue in work and art. Here love has both immediate and long term future results. A sense of knowing past and future here now and tomorrow.

March 26th Sun trine Mars, Venus sextile Pluto. Good energies for connecting up with others, intimate feelings/conversations, travel, decision making, conversing, or just staying home and fixing up things, renewing, catching up. With Moon in Scorpio all weekend here, sense of regenerating or degenerating, intensifying feelings and thought.

March 27th Easter Sunday. The Christian festival of Easter (Ishtar, Astarte, EA stir) is at the least, a festival culminating in all the ancient mystery school wisdom of death and rebirth, transcending and rising above the crashing waves and storms, ascension and transcendentalism, cosmic consciousness, and the return of the Christ in the etheric motif, mythos reality.

March 29th Moon conjunct Saturn, and Mercury trine Saturn. Good solid long-term clear thinking and action. Saying and doing what you mean. Letting others know what you think and what you need. Listening with heart, mind and ear to others clearly. A sense of being presented with facts, truth, reality, common sense, and/or what next to do to move ahead, have a garden, friends, and longer term sense of things. Coming to earth or practical reality.

March 30th Mercury square Pluto, a need to finish or complete mental projects, paper work. A sense of what and who pleases, or displeases. Need to get to the bottom of something, rid oneself of worry or fret over things one can’t fix. Need to accept what is necessary to learning and growing from. Good for research, revealing facts, or hiding away for a better day to come.

March 31st Mercury conjunct Uranus. Quick witted, smart and to the point. Genius flashes of insight vs. misfiring and misjudging in hasty short sighted disjointed fractures of reality. Good for letting go of self limitation and attempting to see beyond oneself. Great aspect for a new book from Mayflower Bookshop!

Robert Thibodeau, Mayflower Bookshop, Astrological Consultant 

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Love makes us alive, Truth makes us holy;

Selflessness and sitting, meditating, in our inner

pure space watching who watches, listening to who listens,

keeps us alive and learning through lifetimes. Until

the world is enlightened may we ever keep learning

and have the freedom to read, learn, grow.

Blessings,

~robert of mayflower, March 2016

Astrological News and Views – February 2016

February 2nd, 2016

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological News and Views

February 2016

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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’

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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,

astrologer, author, speaker, mayflower bookshop

Available for talks and consultations

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AstroNews and Spiritual Views – January 2016

January 3rd, 2016

AstroNews and Spiritual Views for January 2016

Robert of mayflowerbookshop.com (248) 547-8227

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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

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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…..to 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… 

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November 2015 Astrology

November 3rd, 2015

Robert of Mayflower

Astrological News and Views

for November 2015

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  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.)

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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,

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-Robert of Mayflower

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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.

Robert is available for lectures and speaking engagements on astrological predictions, esoteric philosophy, spiritual science, self-development, tarot, theosophy, Steiner, and buddhism.

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Blessings on your month,

Robert thibodeau

Available for astrological/spiritual consultations

(248) 547-8227

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