August 2017

August 1st, 2017

Robert of Mayflower’s
Astrological News and Views
for August 2017
Robert Thibodeau, Author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’
Mayflower Bookshop, tel (248) 547-8227
mayflowerbookshop.com; on Facebook and Youtube too!
Donations to support this Newsletter and Mayflower welcome!

September 30th, 7pm to 10pm at the Theosophical Society in Berkley:
Music Concert — Singer Songwriters! Carolyn Striho, Robert of Mayflower and Holly Bernt, just three of many performers

Evening Prayer

From my head to my feet
I AM the image of God.
From my heart to my hands
I feel the breath of God.
When I speak from my mouth
I will follow God’s will.
When I see God (i.e. the virtue of One, oneness with all, all in One)
in Father and Mother (Spirit and Matter, Sun and Moon -me)
In all dear people (all life),
In animal and flower,
In tree and stone,
No fear shall I feel
But love will fill me
For everything around me.

— Rudolf Steiner

 

August 3rd, Uranus goes retrograde near end of Aries about to enter Taurus. Uranus super close to being conjunct USA Directed Moon: major shake ups at the top? quake or storm? Major shift in collective consensus direction, futures? Stock Markets start to get rattled into August Eclipses? Many looking for big changes positive, but Uranus going retrograde tries to back off big change so to prepare better for such radical shifts in consciousness. Aries and Libra, then Capricorn and Cancer signs/planets/houses affected the most. Uranus retrograde now till beginning of new year January 2018 when Uranus goes direct. Those born 14th to 21st of April, July, October, January creating and making the biggest changes, or feeling forced to change. Clearly a wake up call. Uranus wants to go the higher level, the next progressive smart step. If consciousness is not raised, then there is hell to pay, or changes forced suddenly upon one. Hopefully the war drums will settle down, the economic and insurance debate will find happy resolution and solution, and the extremes in the weather will find more a golden mean; I won’t hold my breath in anticipation. Jupiter square Pluto on August 4th brings crisis in markets and social cultural, economic and political arenas. The worldview of economics and creative peace and power is shifting. A real need for collective social consensus, vote and higher consciousness, peace love harmony is seriously called for now.

“As long as you lack the power to reel in your thoughts as if on a string, you cannot expect that the inner world will open itself to you. We can only expect to become lord of our own thought world when we manage to free ourselves from everyday life for a brief period of time and lift ourselves to ideals.” — Rudolf Steiner

August 4th, Jupiter square Pluto may bring crisis and strong turns in markets, economics, how we think about happiness or making others happy. This is played out for the whole month of August! A social identity crisis of need for change as well as deepening the stillness, peace, insight awareness. A strong sense of death and rebirth. A change of the guard perhaps, as well as a politics of compassion may be needed here. Time to apply the teachings of Osho, Blavatsky, Steiner, M. Hall, Gelek Rinpoche, to each and all. Good time to retreat spiritually, but also good time for positive change in diet, lifestyle, who and what we entertain. A social crisis opportunity to renew our commitment to spiritual family and friends rather than repeat offenders and drag me downs. Time to renew our highest motivations of love, joy, peace, truth. If this doesn’t work, reverse the order. Everything going to extremes? Stock Market highs? Will big drop take place coming on to August eclipses? Back up later? Emotions, relations, weather, politics, geo-political hot spots, all over sensitive and slightly explosive. Great time to activate deeper spiritual yogic powers of awareness. It’s certainly time for a miracle. Jupiter Pluto last conjuncted 2007 in Sagittarius, next conjunction is 2020. It’s a 13 year cycle indicating lots of puberty rights, growing pains, new egotism, power plays with high emotions and limited intellect in conflict.

August 7th, Lunar Eclipse at mid Aquarius 15 degrees, conjuncts Neptune/Pluto midpoint triggering major world events both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ in the common eye of the coming times. Many deep and moving spiritual insights and experiences. A sense of ending and new beginning for many. From the theosophical, buddhist, hindu, eastern religious, christian and spiritual points of view, the time is now to pursue higher virtue mind training and higher yoga meditation practice. Good time to review Rudolf Steiner’s Apocalypse lectures and books. Neptune/Pluto is associated with the highest levels of spiritual activity, but also the darkest materialistic greed and egotism. In Aquarius, the Lunar Eclipse, emphasis is on universal brotherhood, economic equality to learn and grow, equality in political and legal rights, with an accelerated sense of the arts, magic technology, and a need to be creative, love, enjoy, and suffer rightly to gain wisdom insight, growth. With the Full Moon eclipse square to Jupiter/Saturn midpoint, much energy to find balance between work and play, money and love, flowering and rooting.

“We must reach the point in our development where we can surrender to our sense nature because it has been so purified that it no longer has the power to drag us down. We should no longer need to restrain our passions because these follow the right course on their own. Indeed. As long as we still need to mortify ourselves, we cannot advance beyond a certain level of esoteric training. Virtues forced upon ourselves are without value.”
— Rudolf Steiner

August 9th, Moon eclipses or ‘occults’ Neptune. The Great Mother of Compassion and loving kindness to all God’s children and creatures is invoked here! Or is it idiot compassion and false sympathy, delusions based on fear or desire, illusions of what will make us happy or not?! Higher truths and love abound, but so does false security needs and mistaken notions. Take care not to go unconscious; yet this is a good time for magic, mystery, dreaming, kissing, poetics, flowers, gardens, water, music and the arts. Higher love, music, connectivity with divining higher purpose, angels, destiny, and power of being present, listening to the heart of now. Negatively projecting on others one’s fears, desires, needs, hopes, or fantasies. Good time to watch your mind, be mindful, meditate, do yoga, read the deepest book you can find at Mayflower Bookshop (i.e. ‘The Secret Doctrine’ or ‘Isis Unveiled’ by Blavatsky, ‘Secret Teachings of All Ages’ by Hall, Urantia Book, Thinking and Destiny, Science of Mind, Initiation into Hermetics, Plotinus, Voice of the Silence, Light on the Path, even a Marianne Williamson or Gelek Rimpoche book!).

“If we try to find the source of anything creative,
we will arrive at Love. Love is the ground, the foundation,
of everything alive. It is a uniquely genuine impulse in evolution
leading human beings to greater wisdom and power.”
— Rudolf Steiner

August 10th, with Mars conjunct Saturn in the USA chart, and retrograde Saturn conjunct Mars, Holy Smokes!!! Need to invoke St. George, Manjushri, ArchAngel Michael to transform the negative dragons of our life into flower gardens of world friendship, love and wisdom intelligence!!! Mars at higher level is courage and truth, Arthurian Knighthood bravery and honor, Parzival pure fool for God, Love and Truth! At lower levels it’s tooth of a tooth and warring contesting, competitiveness and backbiting, a slip into the past, fear and weird security needs. Such aspects call for serious need to put the brakes on anger, hatred, negative aggression. Yet this can be angelic intervention! Tendency to lay down the law, draw lines in the sand, assert one’s ego or needs. Need for long-term wisdom insight to curb knee jerk reactions. Strong double trouble aspect. Auto industry troubles, need to think long-term not short-term profits and reliability. Mars/Saturn notorious for military action, martial law or the need to police, protect, secure, make safe, control environment and markets. Father complex stuff yet need for good father images and workings. Authority based on wisdom of experience struggles with authority based on fear, control, and desire. Good time to seriously meditate, do yoga, retreat to mother nature, listen deeper to the heart. May be time to read ‘The King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover’ by Robert Moore. Also see Marion Woodman’s book ‘Leaving My Father’s House’. Really important works of psychology for individual and social healing. Good time to review or study Rudolf Steiner’s books on economics and politics! All available at Mayflower Bookshop of course, as well as my book ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’.

“Without karma, no progress would be possible. Karma turns into a blessing inasmuch as it obliges us to rectify every error, to re-achieve the steps that thrust us back.”
— Steiner

Mercury Retrograde, August 12th, 9:01 pm est. From 12 Virgo Mercury goes back into late Leo to 28 degrees. Serious need to back off un-constructive and destructive criticism and put downs of self or other. Need to review true nature of self and other as divine angels in the becoming. Time to fix up self and environment, look and appearance, and sense of what is right to do for the good of all. Here cleanliness and honest good work, seeing the best in others, goes far. Shining wisdom from the heart rather than smarting off and gleaming from the mouth.

“Tangled the paths that lead to higher truths:
And only those may hope to reach the goal
Who walk in patience through their labyrinth.”
—Rudolf Steiner

Venus oppose Pluto 15th August brings a deeper sense of love and passion, but for many it’s a feeling of rejection and loss of love, money, possession. Venus is love, Pluto is sense of ending, slow decay or even death of parts of self or identity bringing about higher values enabling rebirth of soul. Need for renewal of what it means to love or be loved. ‘Woundology psychology’ is out of bounds, lots of complaints and shame blame game going on here. Need for higher love, unconditional love, compassionate action or infinite patience. Some get healing, others sorely need such. Negatively, revenge, love fights, jealousy or loving one for who you want them to be. Danger of falling back into old patterns. Need for selfless reflection of universal love and truth and how to work with others respecting their needs, destiny, and freedom.

“If you experience joy through a human being in one earthly life, you may be sure it is the outcome of the love you unfolded towards him in a former life. This joy flows back again into your soul during your life on earth. You know the inner warmth which comes with joy, you know what joy can mean to one in life –especially that joy which comes from other human beings. It warms life and sustains it – gives it wings, as it were. It is the karmic result of love that has been expended.”
— Rudolf Steiner

August 17th Venus square Jupiter, time for love and play if not decadent or overdone. Need to socialize or meet greater sense of world, community, religious or artistic bent. Negatively, spoiling or decadence unable to hold harmony and stillness. A need to love or be loved. Hearty connections. Each aspect planetary wise, has a positive and negative expression. It is up to each of us out of freedom to find higher octaves to lighten and enlighten bottom up, top down. Meet you in the heart!

“However strange it may seem to the ordinary consciousness, it is entirely true that the love manifesting itself between one person and another, if it is not spiritualized –- and love is actually seldom spiritualized in ordinary life, even though I am not speaking merely of sexual love or love resting upon a sexual foundation, but in general of the love of one person for another — is not really love as such, but an image the person makes of love. It is generally nothing more than a terrible illusion, because the love one person believes he feels towards another is for the most part nothing but self-love.”
— Rudolf Steiner

August 19th Moon conjunct Venus. Make love not war.
Solar Eclipse August 21st at 28 Leo roughly oppose Saturn/Uranus midpoint may bring robust de-structuring and restructuring of outmoded political, educational, religious, technological structures. This eclipse is conjunct the USA chart’s natal Pluto, making for most serious times, almost funeral like; or is it the birth (rebirth) of a new love and compassion for all feeling beings in this world? This time should really tell the story and bring to a head,(both the pimple head and the smarter than smart intellectual head), all the troubles and debates concerning President Trump, his staff, the social political economic crises opportunity configuring healthcare, immigrants, land rights, pure water and air rights, ecologic, big corporate pollution and greed or wisdom, taxes, with or without representation, ethics of guns, meds, dumb tv shows, women’s rights, rich vs. poor, need for good education. Tensions concerning Russia, China, Middle East. Many hard chews and machinations concerning plutocratic power mongering, more threats of war. Troubling events with Korea, Putin’s Russia, China seas and investments. It may look like the world is ending, but it could be birth pangs, labor pains, of a higher consciousness attempting to be born. Fluctuations all month with stocks, gold, securities. Eclipse influences or impels need to resolve personal and worldly stresses and tensions. Leo at higher level wants to respect each individual as child of God, the Universe, the holy oneness unique in each. At lower levels its acting out of ego feeling separate from world or others.

All these crazy chaotic and at times genius ‘thinks and things’ may take till Jupiter conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius in 2020 to fully unwind and make wise sense of these times and future. The coming few years brings many a twist and turn, August here may be the worse for wear and tear, flower and tear. Takes till 2020 for clearer vision and a true sense of social economic justice, a more ‘equal for all’ opportunity to arrive. 2020 is year of completion, wholeness, right sense of world past/present/future.

“The wish for an understanding of the higher worlds will spread more and more amongst the people of our day; for close observation of human evolution shows that from now onward human souls are entering upon a stage of development in which they will be unable to find the right relation to life without an understanding of super-sensible worlds.”
— Rudolf Steiner

August 25th Saturn goes direct from retrograde. Good time to proceed with long-term plans, staying practical and grounded. Need for right true relationship to spiritual teachings, virtue mind training, right knowledge/books. Coming times good for making sound judgement and contractual agreements. Most should wait though for such contracts till after Mercury goes direct September 5-6th.

August 26th Sun conjunct Mercury. Much clarity comes now with new or higher awareness. Sometimes this aspects brings sudden storms or nature upheavals, as well as quick new insights necessitating re-evaluation of situations at hand. August 27th Jupiter sextile Saturn. Good for loving the things you do and doing the things you love. You can quote me. Good aspect for balancing work and play, spiritual or artistic needs with practical everyday concerns.

“A spiritual science without love would be a danger to humankind. But love should not be a matter for preaching;
love must and indeed will come into the world
through the spreading of knowledge of spiritual truths.”
— Rudolf Steiner

August 28th Mars conjuncts USA Moon (Sagittarius Rising Chart). Look out for crashes, accidents, shoot outs, guns, arguments, and aggressive behaviour. Hopefully not out of the White House, or our personal life. Tendency to act and think later. Avoid unnecessary criticism. Good for compassion towards other, helping out less fortunate. Danger of hasty unwise actions. Danger around machines, guns, aggressive action. Need to police unruly passions. Positively an ArchAngel Michael aspect for transforming negative into positive. Avoid negative emotions not going anywhere but trouble. Good for cleaning, telling truths, keeping oneself health wise in food and exercise, socially healthy friendships.

First week of September brings many a new dream of the future and a redemption of the past as we hit into Full Moon in Pisces.

September 5th, Sun oppose Neptune, Mars enters Virgo, Mercury goes direct. Suddenly everything makes sense and then goes awry again. One person is idealistic and far away seeing not here, the other is painfully here now and actively critical. All of a sudden in the midst of dispute a completely different answer and solution than the two combatants proposed, appears. Ascendency and higher consciousness is now possible. Danger of gossip, news lies, misleading promises, going astray. Good for disciplined imagination, the arts, music, higher love, travel and future planning. This aspect trips into September 6th full moon.

September 6th Full Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune. Fantasy and play, creativity and delusion/illusion are confusing some, others get inspired to mother the spiritual soul in self and other. Liars or big dreamers? Spiritual or let astray in the astral. See September 5th. Volcanoes, weird weather, space and oceanic strange happenings, ecological concerns, plastic experiences. At higher level, the arts and magical performance, far away imaginations needing rooting and practicality. Past and future try to become meaningful to the present situation. Strange dream time needing spiritual discernment. Prophetic dreams or psychic perceptions vs. false notions and delusion and illusions.

Sun trine Pluto September 9th, good ground to plan, land, make amends, complete. With Moon conjunct Uranus, things still up in the air or prone to revision or change. Nonetheless, good time to realize things and plan to better, upgrade, raise the level of consciousness.

Venus trine Saturn September 12th brings sure footing and long-term security in view and at hand. Water signs, planets and houses are what parts of life love and security both hide and reveal themselves now.

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Robert is available for Astrological and Psychic Intuitive Readings and Consultations

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“..The interaction of both forces brings about the right balance, so that human beings can continue to develop in the way they do. By itself the moon would have a mummifying effect. The moon regulates a single incarnation; the sun regulates the successive incarnations from outside, while the angels work from inside. Thus we see the nature and activity of the powers who, in the bible, are quite rightly called spirits of light, or elohim …..”
— Rudolf Steiner

 

 

 

Astro News and Views – July 2017

July 1st, 2017

Astrological News and Views — July 2017
Robert of Mayflower, author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’
mayflowerbookshop.com
(248) 547-8227
Donations and subscriptions welcome

Robert of Mayflower presents
Thursday, July 6th, 7pm to 9pm
at the Birmingham Community House:
Tarot Cards — How to Read and Intuit
Awakening the spiritual life — how to do readings, and ‘show-and-tell’ readings for those present
Tarot Cards can spark the imagination to intuitive awakening
and a fuller more colorful participation with all life $29

“Compassion, loving kindness toward others outside ourselves opens the door to selfless recognition of higher truths. Conscience and a search for inner truth awakens heroic deeds and virtuous destiny, higher calling and artistic endeavor merging science and spirit.”

July 1st and 2nd, Mars opposes Pluto triggering into the Full Moon conjunct Pluto on July 9th and Sun oppose Pluto on July 10th, Crazy time for some. Sudden loss or gain of power, sense of regeneration renewal or degeneration or destruction. Manmade or natural catastrophe, or danger of such. Dangerous times in geo-political hot spots, aggressive economic political moves, shake ups, use of force, weird exposures and dirty experience. War drums and political back room fighting breaking out on the streets and news. Bad time for anger, jealousy, projecting, negative emotions, things get out of control. Mars is aggression and Pluto is big bad scary guys, things, forces, power plays. On positive note, here and there, heroes arise, indefatigable willpower to accomplish task, complete deed or work. Happiness when alone, gardening, weeding, cleaning, fixing things up, cooking healthy wise, yoga meditation, researching. Unhappy if having to fight and wrangle with others. Strong storms come and go, powers beyond self causing change. Struggle to find power through rather than power over. Where there is a sense of conquering or being conquered, there is no love. Positive side of Pluto is Compassion and Conscience, a way of accessing spiritual worlds, seeing the beauty and truth in another. Negatively, it’s attachment, jealousy, taking law into own hands, threat and force. Cardinal Signs Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, and Libra the most strongly affected. Look to your astrology chart to see what planets or houses in such signs.

July 16th to 24th, Moon conjunct Uranus (21st) triggers impulses to free, be free, break away, go to the higher level or next game plan. For some, the coming week brings shocking changes, sudden shift in perceptions, insights, new revelation or news changing velocity and curve of events. Venus trine Jupiter on 18th wants love and harmony, friends and social artistic community. July 19th Venus trine Saturn wants love to last, long-term security, maybe even the past to come back but July 19-20th Sun square Uranus bringing sudden quake, storm, shock, change, revelation, need to change or rearrange, ascend or take sharp turns. Mercury conjunct North Node around now brings big news and great connections, conversing and sharing; or huge disconnect (for some). Lots of new News! New Moon 23rd jolts sense of ego need to take control or find new driver. Avoid anger by demanding self to change, grow, purify, renew. Need to try new things, new adventures, or a strong return to love and truth on July 24 Venus oppose Saturn and Mercury trine Uranus. Mutable signs need to stick to what works, enlivens, secures, and ‘enwisens’. Fire signs need to let truth and facts guide new highways in both the mind and sunshine path ahead.

New Moon July 24th conjunct Mars leading into July 26th Sun conjunct Mars, big push to accomplish, finish, drive home points, accomplish victory. Aspect brings advancement and progress by overcoming obstacles. Some find times too demanding of self or others. Avoid argumentative or negative people who lack constructive critique or loving kindness, compassion. Rashness, hastiness, negative critique, over-assertiveness, too much talk, leads to trouble. Yoga, chewing food long and slow, long walks and slow talks, deeper breath to the heart, deeper letting go, surrendering to higher self in self and other, brings happier smiles and peaceful miles. Avoid always thinking of some place in future or past, practice being here now, presence in the present, divining the divine in each other. Be Peace, look for the eternal in every person and situation. Sun/Mars can be ArchAngelic connection, Michaelic courage and insight.

August 3rd Uranus retrograde, August 4th Jupiter square Pluto, August 7th Lunar Eclipse mid Aquarius, Venus oppose Pluto 15th August, Solar Eclipse August 21st should really tell the story and bring to a head,(both the pimple head and the smarter than smart intellectual head), all the troubles and debates concerning President Trump, his staff, the social political economic crises concerning healthcare, immigrants, land rights, pure water and air rights, big corporate pollution and greed, taxes, guns, women’s rights, rich vs. poor, all the machinations and plutocratic power mongering of war and threats of war with Korea, Putin’s Russia, China seas and investments. It may look like the world is ending, but it could be birth pangs, labor pains, of a higher consciousness attempting to be born.

All these thinks and things may take till Jupiter conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius in 2020, and the following few years for a true sense of social economic justice and opportunity to truly arrive.

First week of September brings many a new dream of the future and a redemption of the past as we hit into Full Moon in Pisces September 5th. Sun trine Pluto September 9th and Venus trine Saturn September 12th brings sure footing and long-term security in view and at hand. Water signs, planets and houses are what parts of life love and security both hide and reveal themselves now.

Robert Thibodeau is author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art,’ ‘Laws of Hermetics,’ ‘The Hermetic Dream,’ and more.
His latest music cd is ‘Folk Rock Love, and Other Tall Tales’. Other works of music include ‘Wish’, ‘Second Chance Moons’, and more. On Youtube and Facebook!

Robert is available for Astrological and Psychic Intuitive Readings and Consultations
Call or email mayflowerbookshop@mac.com
Tel (248) 547-8227
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blog at Rudolf Steiner Archives
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Astrological News and Views — June 2017

June 8th, 2017

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

mayflowerbookshop.com
(248) 547-8227

Donations and subscriptions welcome.

Robert of Mayflower Presents Psychic Fun Night:

Astrology and Tarot Readings: How to do them and show-and-tell readings for those present

Friday June 16th, 7 to 9 pm, $20

at the Theosophical Society on Woodward in Berkley, Mi. (next to Vinsetta Garage)
Call if need more info, (248) 547-8227

STEINER and SELF HEALING Books on SALE at Mayflower this coming week, come in and see!

Astrology News —-

June 1st Venus trine Saturn. Slow and sure many a long-term plan taking action. Family, friends, nature, love and positive growth happenings. Love roots the soul when grounded in good working relationships, gardening the soil, exercise and healthy food. Now is the time to renew one’s spirit vision of wholeness composting the past into the presence of the future now. More reliable experience and feeling insights available this coming month. Avoid being lazy, yet good time to catch up with rest. Seize the many opportunities to grow this month. Clear space for new arrivals and insights. Sometimes this is simple cleaning and clearing the mind of things going nowhere. A graceful last pondering and digestion of the past to carry anew wisdoms into futures, and/or has something returned to you that was near forgotten? Know thyself to know the world, know the world to engage love.

June 3rd Venus conjunct Uranus/ Sun trine Jupiter/ Moon conjunct Jupiter. Fast as love comes, it goes; so slow it up if you want the experience or person in your life to last. Reach for the sky and root deep. Sudden creative, love, urge. Strong feelings of happiness, family, friends, birth, new plans positive thrust forward. Sense of belonging to a larger body of work, community, social, sense of identity, love, friends. For some, a need to break away, be free. A testing of one’s wings, need to find escape velocity or levity to further, transcend, free. One either takes off with luck and guts, or comes to near crash. Great aspect for new and renewed social artistic flair, color, renewed life, the arts, music, sudden arousal of love urge, creativity and sharing.

Until June 4th Mercury/Venus/Mars are sensually entangled in love adventure and spiritual nomenclature. Mercury is in Taurus ruled by Venus, Venus is in Aries ruled by Mars, Mars is in Gemini ruled by Mercury. Interesting love triangles, business triangles, and higher communication of spirit/soul/body. A festive networking in thinking feeling willing with others. Jupiter in Libra ruled by love minded Venus gets accentuated and sensuously awoken this month to ever higher notes and music. Watch for Venus going into Taurus the ruler of Venus on June 6th through month of June, beauty, friendship, loving grace rule!

ASTRO WATCH for June 9th Full Moon to show all the cards under the table and in other hands, Full Moon time will reveal secrets and insights of last 5 months and year to come when Jupiter goes direct. By end of month many will find strengthened bonds, friendships, new connections progressing aims and vocations in both work, and play growing. For some others not in the ‘learn-to-grow and grow-to-learn’ mode, ‘love to learn’ and ‘learn to love’ current, end of June may prove to be fated and forlorn. By end of June, some new found relations will continue to reach some peak or completion, or abruptly end early July into August. Many a projection occurring now; Zings and flings, affairs, or escapades, as well as magical events and meetings. Air and Earth signs favored to win, succeed, grow, and glow in new light. Check your full astrology chart for what planets and houses are aglow in fire and air signs of Sagittarius, Aries, Leo, Gemini, Aquarius, Libra..

But also June 4th is Sun square Neptune, and Mars enters Cancer. Danger of violence, accident, over doing things. harsh words/actions. Frustration over misdirected energies, waste of energies, false projections, or over shooting goal, trying to do too much; wrong attitude/feeling/thinking thwart true growth or forward motion. Ill deeds and false inspirations or false gods. Virtue and Good Works path to holiness here. Compassion and Truth/Wisdom as way of life. If inspired rightly, wings to fly appear. If projecting false illusions or delusions, mishap, misfiring, wrong turns, lost in space or waters of imagination and such. A wanting to know or do all things must be preceded by practical learning and work. Futurity shines into present for some. This aspect carries into June 8th Moon square Neptune and Full Moon on 9th.

“Theosophy is the most serious movement of this age; and one, moreover, which threaten the very life of most of the time-honored humbugs, prejudices, and social evils of the day.”

-The Key to Theosophy by HPB.

June 9th Jupiter goes Direct (relations make more sense), Full Moon in Sagittarius (Joint successes in Spirit and Soul, group encounters), Venus sextile Mars (passionate impulses to love and grow in knowing others). Full Moon has hot sensors for sensuous love and travel or future, big plans unfold or get redirected. Sense of wanting to do lots, perhaps too much. Need to stay on point, focused on goal, true aim and needs.

June 13th Mercury trine Jupiter makes for positive communications and good will, good news and renewed or new connection to life. Trouble is Mercury squares Neptune making for misleading info, lies, deception, make believe, or trying for too much, miscalculating outcomes. Dangerous time to gamble. Weird twists of fate. Much ado about nothing? Or are sweet nothings driving you crazy good? Imaginative adventures need practical footing, good down-to-earth reality. Temper oneself from going to extremes or over the top blitz craziness. Adventure and love nature, yes. Music and arts, yes. Gamble or chance, no.

June 15 Sun oppose Saturn. New information turns one around or back to practical fact. Patience, persistence, endurance, tenacity, and more patient wisdom wins here. Wisdom and patience needed to succeed. New light on history or the past possible. Antiques and Art interests. Avoid authoritative dictates. Look for self evident truth and common-sense to hold you, or to continue.

June 16th, Robert of Mayflower Presents Psychic Fun Night:

Astrology and Tarot Readings: How to do them and show-and-tell readings for those present

Friday June 16th, 7 to 9 pm, $20

at the Theosophical Society on Woodward in Berkley, Mi. (next to Vinsetta Garage)
Call if need more info, (248) 547-8227

June 16 Moon conjuncts Neptune as Neptune goes Retrograde. Some wake up from false dreams and projections; others dive right in to deception and dreamy ideals. Some leap into the future, others fall back to the past. Few stay present. Neptune is delusion and illusion, lies and cheats. Here some fall under the spell, others are brought to light. The positive vibe is getting lost in the arts, loving the world, finding and seeking higher truths, conjoining with the ideal.

June 21 Sun conjunct Mercury as Sun enters Cancer, official first day of summer. The longest day and shortest night. Many intellectually feel more awake, lifted up or inspired to see bigger picture. Past/present/future collide in new insights. Some places have sweet harmonious weather, other spots quake, shake, blow, rattle and roll. A sense of inevitability prevails. Envision Peace, the Good/True/Beautiful; choose Love.

June 23rd New Moon followed by 24th Venus trine Pluto, Moon conjunct Mercury/Mars making for strong impulses to love, achieve, get one’s way, assert, command or demand. from 24th to 29th a fast series of aspects play out. Mars square Jupiter,, Mars trine Neptune, Mercury square Jupiter and trine Neptune, Mercury conjunct Mars (on 28th), and Mercury oppose Pluto on 29th leading then on to Mars oppose Pluto July 2nd. World News comes fast and furious. Early thunderings perhaps of what could happen during August Double Eclipse. Will President be eclipsed in August, or is he going to eclipse others in the way of his dream work? Danger of man-made or nature made major storm or mishap? War drums beat louder for sure and surely a dangerous time if mistaken in action and view. Good time to eclipse, transmute, or cut out negative attitudes, habits, views, and situations going nowhere. Great time for comedy if one doesn’t lose their head or true heart. Stock markets could be shaky and go to extremes in certain markets, rise and/or fall. June 29th to July 2nd kind of tells the story and reveals more who is who and what is what, for real like it or not. Dangerous time to overplay oneself or take risk or gamble. Good time to connect and reconnect with loved ones if no psycho drama present.

July 1st and 2nd Mars opposes Pluto. Dangerous times in geo-political hot spots, aggressive economic moves, shake ups, use of force, weird exposures and dirty experience. War drums and political back room fighting breaking out on the streets and news. Bad time for anger, jealousy, projecting, negative emotions, things get out of control. Mars is aggression and Pluto is big bad scary guys, things, forces, power plays. On positive note, here and there heroes arise, indefatigable willpower to accomplish task, complete deed or work. Happiness when alone, gardening, weeding, cleaning, fixing things up, cooking healthy wise, yoga meditation, researching. Unhappy if having to fight and wrangle with others.

Robert Thibodeau is author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art,’ ‘Laws of Hermetics,’ ‘The Hermetic Dream,’ and more. 

His latest music cd is ‘Folk Rock Love, and Other Tall Tales’. Other works of music include ‘Wish’, ‘Second Chance Moons’, and more. On Youtube and Facebook!

Robert is available for Astrological and Psychic Intuitive Readings and Consultations.

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Astrological News and Views — May 2017

May 2nd, 2017

Robert Thibodeau’s
Astrological and Spiritual News and Views
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Metaphysical Spiritual Talks by Robert of Mayflower — Author of ‘Astrological Aspects the Art’

May 4th, Thursday, 7 pm to 9 pm at the Birmingham Community House. ‘TAROT CARDS’ -Learn how Tarot cards revel new pathways to intuitive and psychic perceptions, happiness, and spiritual unfoldment. $29.

May 12, Friday 7pm at the Theosophical Society in Berkley
‘H.P.Blavatsky’s ‘The Voice of the Silence’ in Light of Modern Buddhism and the Mystery Schools of Ancient and Modern Times’. A Path to Higher Consciousness, Spiritual Learning and empowerment. The Key to Theosophy and spiritual unfoldment. $5 or donation.

May 17, Wednesday, 7 pm at the Theosophical Society
‘The Secret of Prayer, a Way Back to Each Other’. $10 or donation.

May 18, 7pm at the Birmingham Community House
‘Astrology, the Art and Spiritual Science’. Predicting techniques, tricks, revealing tendencies, possibilities, and probabilities. How to turn negatives into positives, planetary virtues and finding meaning in life, the art and science of timing. $29

May 25th 7 pm at Birmingham Community House
‘Making Miracles Happen!’ Radical Forgiving, the art of loving, how reincarnation and karma influences events, the enlightenment process, creating space and relieving stress. How to be co-creaive happy and free with oneself and others.

May 2017 New and Views by Robert of Mayflower

Astrology Aspects impel, not compel; influence not force. No one can predict your life when higher consciousness and virtue hold sway. Yet often Astrology does predict. Each of us has freedom to choose the greater or lesser path to fulfillment, happiness, total unfoldment of heart and mind. Astrology is the Science art of tendencies, possibilities, probabilities, and odds. Each of us is free in spirit and soul to work out our destiny and fate here on earth and through our many lifetimes.
Blessings on the way,
robert of mayflower

“Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.” -Rudolf Steiner

*May – Juno conjunct Pluto. The Asteroid Juno is very close (within one degree) to conjoining Pluto now into Mid May when Juno goes retrograde and doesn’t return to actually conjunct Pluto in November coming. Juno carries the myth reality of being the wife of Zeus (Jupiter) and thus the Queen of the Gods (Virtues). Patron of fidelity, fertility, marriage, traditions, faithfulness, and concerns over looks, beauty, position, power. When Juno hooks of with Pluto there can be some interesting rises; to power, procreation, majestic role modeling and role playing. May indicate time when very powerful people come together forming strong bonds and commitments in both business and love. It can for some show the reverse, major warring and struggle/fight to get out of certain relationships or partnerships. Need to honor each other’s need for freedom, redemption, change and growth as well as need for closeness, intimacy, love and/or sex. Troubles come from jealousy, selfishly competing, disrespecting others right for same things you want. This aspect may bring together power elements, forces and people, from previous life and unfulfilled needs.

“Kings make laws, and break them at their please.” -Manly Hall

“Theosophia…Wisdom-religion, or Divine Wisdom. The substratum and basis of all the world religions and philosophies, taught and practiced by a few elect ever since man became a thinking being. In its practical bearing, Theosophy is purely divine ethics.
-The Theosophical Glossary, by GRS Meade and HP Blavatsky

May 3rd Mercury goes direct giving new drive and upwards striving, forward motion anew and renewed. Heightened evergy and vitality in days to come up to full moon on the 10th for negotiating, making connections, signing papers, furthering new projects and goals. Mercury in Aries is in mutual reception with Mars in Gemini, Mercury and Mars are in each other’s signs. Great aspect for negotiating and making things better all round. Recent aspects created much tension stress leading to confrontation, fights or flight tendency. Much tough talk and strong actions oft times leading to reversals of position or luck. Although too much talk and not enough right action might be the case, the aspect is very good for progressing toward one’s goals and creative projects. Good for researching facts, obtaining new insights, with still a need to constantly be ready to readjust one’s thinking and position on many fronts. On May 16th Mercury goes from sign of Aries into Taurus, ruled by Venus. With Venus in Aries ruled by Mars, and Mars in Gemini ruled by Mercury; these three planets interestingly join forces, (Mercury/Venus/Mars) to help bring peace i hope. Good for people working together for bettering the future. Major coordinated efforts to achieve goals and accomplish deeds. Great month for creative projects and social interactions. This aspect in play up to June 4th making for greater passion for the arts, love making, sexual play mingled with intellectual interactions, wish for progeny or creative results, weddings, babies, creative endeavors. On the downside for some, this can be a hot feisty time of love troubles where one argues over things that can’t be changed. Many hot feelings dance and tangle, some get entangled in what may not last much past the new moon May 25th. Avoid hot emotions with no smarts as well as cold intellect with no warmth. None-the-less, strong impulses to start new things, new relations, new projects, new work, or renewed drive to accomplish what already on your plate in front of you. Aries/Taurus/Gemini and Fire/Earth/Air signs triggered most here.

“An extra-cosmic god is fatal to philosophy, an intra-cosmic Deity – i.e.. Spirit and matter inseparable from each other —-is a philosophical necessity. -HPBlavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, vol. 2, page 41

May 6th but weeks before and after, President Trump has Transit of Uranus square his Venus. His love for the world flares and dares quick moves, escapades, adventures, and ‘lets fix it now’ attitude. Yes this is flirting with success and more, but its also impatience to get the job done. Yes its a sudden stepping up of the love urge, possible impatience and slip, but its also high degree of creativity and urge to succeed, love and be loved. By end of month we may well see success in a few endeavors. Yes, it could get intense in geo-political hot spots or wild weather in nature and emotions.

“If thou art told that to become Arhan [Spiritually Self Realized -rt] thou has to cease to love all beings—-tell them they lie.”
~The Voice of the Silence, HPB.

May 7th Moon conjunct Jupiter favors social, family, love, money interests. Air Signs triggered the most for good luck. Aries disfavored, as is Capricorn and Cancer. Good day for friendly relations and positive vibe for the most part. (Look at all your planets in your own astrology chart for the whole picture of where the luck and good fortune is possible).

“Universal Unity and Causation; Human Solidarity: the Law of Karma: Reincarnation. These are the four links of the golden chain which should bind humanity into one family, one universal Brotherhood.”
-H.P.Blavatsky, The Key to Theosophy

May 9th-10th Sun trine Pluto* , Mercury conjunct Uranus, Full Moon in erotic Scorpio/Sun in sensuous Taurus. The May 9th Sun trine Pluto pushes to accomplish, make higher connection, shine for higher ups and give others a hand up. Good for helping less fortunate. Powerful connections hook up, power plays, striving for power, attainment, wanting rulership or clear direction and drive. Earth Signs favored (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). Inner drive pushes us to progress, clean, make way t

“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.’ -Chogyam Trungpa

May 10 Full Moon in Scorpio with Mercury conjunct Uranus brings quick endings, new beginnings, interesting and fated deaths, births, and rebirths for some. Newsworthy events unfold and seek for conclusion or completion. Danger of crazy events, explosive moments, difficult travel, wrong knee jerk reactions, hasty wrong moves and takes on things, alarming news, accidents. Mercury/Uranus can at higher octaves be genius and sudden truth telling. Uranus wants revelations and breakthroughs, Mercury wants honesty and facts, even higher truths. Scorpio makes it intense and not sure of true motivations (ie. Scorpio snake/serpent, eagle, or phoenix; devious, high flying intellect, and phoenix able to shed past and renew, regenerate, alchemically transform, die and be born again Hermes Trismegistis like).

Spiritually speaking this is sacred Full Moon Wesak Festival where in with right meditation, prayer, sleep, one can tune into higher cosmic consciousness of the great Avatars, Buddhas, Christs, Saints and Sages of all ages. With Full Moon conjunct Jupiter/Saturn; some are happy being alone, separate from past difficulties. Others happy with new residence or friend, love, job, or relations. Others pondering right things to do to bring about positive changes in next months. Some say this is Full Moon when Buddha born, got enlightened, and died. Others say its full moon in June. Still, this is a most sacred time, and with Mercury/Uranus aspecting, and tomorrow Mars/Neptune, One can be sure that Prometheus is bringing his fire of enlightened mind opportunity to us, Minerva and Hermes, even ArchAngel Michael, are bringing a sense of genius insight, and Great Mother wisdom and compassion to us. Some may feel cut off or lost at sea or broken, but champions of truth and love, wonder and wit are at work these next days and weeks.

“The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there’s no ground.” -Trungpa
(i assume ‘no ground’ is really the ground of ‘emptiness’, interdependency, no inherent existence, selflessness. -rt).

11th Mars square Neptune can produce storms, weird weather, travel problems, nature thwarts, or pollution problems, fog, lack of clarity vs alarming clarity. Bad habits or devious behaviour betray doer. Danger of wrong attunement and lack of clarity. Dangers from wrong use or misuse of drugs, medications, alcohol. Danger of escapism or putting one’s head in the sand and not taking good hard look at reality. On the other hand this aspect has both higher and lower expressions and its up to each of us to work and play the higher octaves. Good for arts and music, creativity if you don’t get lost. Can make for Irritability or weakness due to wrong diet, lack of sleep or exercise, overdoing. Weakness from not planning properly or its opposite, over planning and over worry and fret. Lack of common sense. Water and air problems. For some trouble around machines, travel, talk, lies, or misuse of things, thieves, promises not able to fulfill. Mars square Neptune but also Mercury trine Saturn. If you cheat or make bad karma, non virtuous deeds, instant karma will get you. Need to wake up to reality and deal with it, not keeping one’s head in a cloud. Need to discern truth from illusion or lie. Need to act out of one’s wholeness, truth, conviction. Big plans contest with lack of planning or low energy. Lots of future plans, not all of which will manifest. Get it in writing. Courage for one’s ideals, love for the mother, truth in place of false ideals or illusions, this is way to go; stillness listening heart in face of force or storm. May love prevail, truth hold ground.

“To be a spiritual warrior, one must have a broken heart: without a broken heart and the sense of tenderness and vulnerability, your warriorship is untrustworthy.” -Trungpa

May 12 Mars trine Jupiter is great aspect for healthy exercise, beginning new projects, making right connection, asserting one’s big plans. Easy sociability and flow, sharing and caring for others. Flowering moments, easy conversations, getting along with others. Balance of thinking, speaking, doing. Good time to take action and getting things done. Time of spiritual growth opportunity. Courage and insight come so to help self and others to improve inner and outer conditions. Time to turn up the positive virtues, creativity, and learning, knowledge wisdom and love are at hand.
Come to my talk if you can, ‘The Voice of the Silence and Modern Buddhism’ this Friday May 12th at the Theosophical Society at 7 pm.

“If we only practice compassion on the mind level, we run a great risk of our compassion being just talk. As we know, talk is cheap. To develop true compassion we have to put our money where our mouth is.” -Gelek Rinpoche

May 13 Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn need to catch up on all the details, clean up messes, do the dirty work, earn one’s degree, pay one’s dues, keep to true and tried, and exercise patience coupled with honest work and striving. Avoid arguments or too blunt offending speech. Formal duties or obligations needing to be done. Truth and facts may adverse. Patience to endure, love everlasting. Jesus and Buddha never said you had to like everyone, they said ‘love everyone’. Tough aspects around Mother’s Day so be flowery sweet to all mothers if you can, all of them are underpaid. O Tara Kwan Yin, Bless us! Holy Mother Ceres, Demeter, Isis Sophia, Bless us. O heart of hearts, find us, weather us, bless us! In next days the north node moves from critical Virgo to Leo pride, from wanting to clean up everything, fix things, to wanting to be king or queen for a day. It can shift things from worrying too much to just doing what you can, letting go to let God, and shining, blessing, smiling more on problems or challenges. S.Node moves from Pisces to Aquarius bring greater clarity on how to , or not to, work with others. Aquarius is the song, ‘Make new friends, but don’t forget the old ones; some are silver and others gold!’ Watch the next few days for the shift.

“Ego’s trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.” -Gelek Rinpoche

May 15th Moon conjunct Pluto triggers events coming into New Moon May 25 and on. Much need for patience, love, compassion, and stillness in the face of ever growing tensions and division. Trouble in the crib at the Big House? Hmmm, lets see. Or is it new plans to educate and help the less fortunate? For those psychic or spiritual sensitives, you may have psychic flashes or feelings of what’s to come. Will the Queen of England die? More storms, flooding, or fierce nature threats or international terrorism in those parts? More conflicts and divisive issues due to Brexit and reasons for Brexit. Or is she giving her farewells and deep insights? There is a major shift of some kind happening and the world is ready to end ignorance and lack of love/compassion, understanding, and willingness to work together. With Pluto conjunct Kim Jong-un natal Sun last January and coming up again this coming August Eclipse time into September, one ponders the negative outcome of such aspect. Of course he could suddenly become a humanitarian gardener of compassion eh, there is a higher octave. Well, this is why some of us worry a wee bit. The threats to extinction, or at least loss of freedom, keep amassing. Try not to demand nor command but to attract God, or universal grace, by virtue on one’s own in breath to true self, love and truth.

“The whole issue of the quarrel between the profane and the esoteric sciences depends upon the belief in, and demonstration of, the existence of an astral body with the physical, the former independent of the latter. -The Secret Doctrine, Vol II, pg. 149

May 16 Mercury enters Taurus starting a phase of wanting to land or ground or manifest love and highest ideals (mentioned on May 3rd above). Mercury mind, Venus Love, Mars Action all start to work together for peace and love; otherwise direct confrontation. The need to think beautiful thoughts. Mercury in Aries wants things done, accomplished, moving, NOW. Mercury in Taurus wants to lay back bit and enjoy the ride, beautify, not stress, do one step at a time and enjoy who you are with starting with you! Taurus is also very much associated with buddhism. The last Uranus/Neptune/Pluto conjunction was when Buddha, Pythagorus, Plato, Lao Tsu, Confucius and many other spiritual world teachers alive. Good time for grounded spiritual teachings.

My talk is May 17th Wednesday at 7 pm at the Theosophical Society,
‘The Secret of Prayer, a Way Back to Each Other’!
Also on May 18th talk on Astrology at Birmingham Community House!

“The basic mistake of many scientific endeavors in the present is that they believe they are presenting pure experience, while in reality they are reading out the concepts that they put into their experience in the first place.” -Rudolf Steiner

May 19 Saturn trine Uranus, Venus oppose Jupiter. Security, need to land or produce, manifest works together with new innovations, new turn of events, creative opportunity and new freedom all work together for long term goals as well as immediate results. Some go wild with joy, throw themselves into adventure and play, Its party time and love romance. With Moon Neptune coming after midnight, stay practical all you Moon struck lovers. Too much of a good thing can turn bad, but fun aspect for science and love, intellect and biological slipperiness, solid pleasures with an eye on the future yet honoring the past.

“In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.” -Steiner

May 20 Moon conjunct Neptune, Sun enters Gemini. Strong ideals and future plans wet the moment and flowers growing. A sense of spreading out, opening up, expanding possibilities of both work and play, love and work. Sun in Gemini time for very quick growth in the garden, which is hard to catch because so much is going on, so many things to do. Avoid dumb gossip about others, live your own life! Now is the time to open up to the outdoors and worldly adventures. Good aspect for the performing arts if neptune doesn’t trip you into miscue, loss, mistakes, disconnect or wrong turns. Avoid food ills, eat healthy. Avoid gambles or long trips going nowhere or getting sidetracked. If you aim is to happen right where you are, make music or divine experience right where you are, easy as pie.

“Live through deeds of love, and let others live with tolerance for their unique intentions.”-Rudolf Steiner

May 22 Moon conjunct Venus. New interests, new love, new sparkles, new renewed environment or clothes, look. A sense of beautifying or pursuing beauty and what one loves.

“When to the Permanent is sacrificed the Mutable, the prizes thine: the drop retrench whence it came. The Open Path leads to the changeless change – Nirvana, the glorious state of Absoluteness, the Bliss past human thought.” -H.P.Blavatsky, The Voice of the Silence

May 23 Moon conjunct Uranus and Mercury bring activating news and insights, turning points For some shocks or turn arounds, sudden jolts shifting directions. May 23rd is the day Joan of Arc was arrested, and later burned at the stake. A terrible tragedy for both France and the Catholic Church, England, and more.

May 25th Making Miracles Happen talk at Birmingham Community House 7 pm; see above.

“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.” -Steiner

May 25 New Moon and Venus square Pluto, Ascension Day. Some rise to the occasion, others burn out on the affair or investment of self, money, time. GeoPolitical Hot Spots intensify and do personal sore spots. Erotic overtures and subtle innuendos. Otherwise, a tendency to worry, be jealous, fret and compare self to others, anxiety. Some want to return to trouble, or repeat offenders. Avoidover trying or sticky people and situations. Love troubles, or is it lack of true love, lack of understanding wisdom compassion? New spiritual practice and sacrifice of animal appetites for better futures? Or weird sexual happenings, partings, separations, feelings of rejections,rejecting psycho drama, lack of wisdom love. Good for cleaning, gardening, fixing up, repairing, avoiding people and situations going no where. Because of new moon this aspect can affect next two weeks or more. There is always a higher and lower octave to all astrological aspects, choose high way of virtue and non attachment. Love what you got. The higher aspect is unconditional love, good bottom line, compassion with teeth, smarts for all can benefit. Good for helping less fortunate, loving one’s enemies in buddhist and christian terms. Any universal religious ideals will do. Negatively, its making enemies or engaging others with force, bottom line, power. Danger of hate crimes or unnecessary violence or negative emotion. Otherwise, sadness over impossible situations. Avoid gamble or wrong investment of self. Avoid decadent habits. Time for renewal and healthy life style, exercise, intensification of positive yet compassionate feelings. Venus/Pluto can for some give money worries, feelings of lack, wrong purchases, misuse of intoxicants, lack of politeness, legal troubles, negative mode. Negativity is its own reward, virtue is its own reward. My first spiritual teacher Philip Knight told me that. This year i found that Plato too said it. Knight said it first. Ha! Aha! With New Moon oppose Jupiter/Pluto midpoint next few weeks bring partings for some, strong uniting and emotional/material bonding for others. Strong losses for some in the markets, others strong gains. Don’t risk with this aspect. Jupiter/Pluto notorious planet combo for either going broke or making millions, or both within a short time. Very few can take risk now and win without inside info or genius proclivity. With Venus square and at midpoint between Pluto oppose Jupiter/Uranus midpoint (forming a T-Square) , these next days and weeks may prove very wild wooly crazy go nuts for those with intense love drive, big investments, or make it or break it attitude. Even with divine intention beware. No expectation, no let down is key. Some have a heck of a good time, but many endings and new beginnings are at hand. Many now looking for powerful changes and shift of direction. Expect some famous people dropping out of the picture due to death, scandal, burn out, or retirement. Others rise fast to power during such aspects. Danger of costly mistakes but good aspect for make over, redoing, fix it uppers, and renewal. Also much love and adventure is in the air all month, which for sure makes things easier for many. Love is the ultimate pain killer, with wisdom and spiritual insight love can drive you all the way to heaven and back. For many a sudden change in financial situation or relations. Unusual striving for knowledge, power, positive creative change. Strong impulses to really fall in love… heavily, rashly, foolishly, deeply, irreversibly without havoc or chaoes. Chance for the true thing none-the-less, meditate on if its wise, or even worth it. Some are!. Again, all aspects have a positive and negative possibility. It is up to each of us, out of our own freedom, destiny, and fate to choose, aspire, root and ascend, progress in heart, mind, soul, spirit. Take care around weird cravings, over indulgences, giving one’s love blindly. A sense of plutocracy and power drives these times, along with a lusting for something or someone. Danger if taking high risk, yet can be most fulfilling if right heart and mind meet right heart and mind. Possible moments one will never forget; for the most part good this month. Love and truth are the great protectors. Invoke that! Invoking qualities and virtues from within shining and above descending into hearts is good. Truth and Love, wisdom and compassion for self and other can overcome so called ‘bad aspects’. With President Trump having Uranus transit trine his Mars, look for strong progressive success and decision making forwarding goals around this end of May. Early May challenging.

“The common trait of all evil is nothing other than egoism… Basically all human evil comes from what we call ‘selfishness’.” -Rudolf Steiner

May 28-29, Mars oppose Saturn can make for extremes in weather round these days, or just negative blues times. Good for good hard work and straight ahead honest assessment of situation, work plan, goals. Need for patience, perseverance, persistence, and a plan. Saturn can block, delay, oppose, weigh one down. Mars wants to push through, force, penetrate, fight. At higher level Mars is ArchAngel Michael or Manjushri for you tibetan buddhists. Saturn is Christ the Lord of Karma transformed into wisdom love. Saturn is the Virgin Isis Sophia, the silence of God and the patient love wisdom to endure all God’s children. Divining the divine is paramount. There is no evil, only ignorance and delusion. A listening heart, a patient mind, furthers the journey. Materialistically the feelings and heart must listen to rational smart thinking, but spiritually thinking the sense bound materialistic thinking must learn to be patient and student to the heart medicine teacher. Mars/Saturn on lower in can make for troublesome communications, travel, conversations, journey, so take care; things can get stuck or blow up out of proportion. Some cold wars, some hot; some cold spots, some extreme hot. Some get stuck on the past and can’t forget, others rush to a future that is pretend. Still others ponder the truth, holds all the world, me and you. Mars in Cancer come early June can get aggressive chauvinistic and violent. Issues of protection for women and children in news, also war torn places. Need for all to have good home, food, necessities, education; need to cap decadence a bit. While Mars in Gemini we need to converse, share, negotiate, protect peace of mind and heart.

“If we do not believe within ourselves this deeply rooted feeling that there is something higher than ourselves, we shall never find the strength to evolve into something higher.” -Rudolf Steiner

May 30 Mars in Gemini sextile Uranus in Aries makes for busy day getting a thousand things done, good for making right connections, new connections, hooking up, intellect and actions work good together. Avoid too much talking or spinning the wheels and missing chance to get much accomplished and done. Tendency for positive growth and voice of truth, fact, reality.

“In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.” -Steiner

May 31 Mercury trine Pluto makes for real knowledge and actions taking hold which could have positive lasting consequence.

“The time has come to realize that supersensible knowledge has now to arise from the materialistic grave.” -Rudolf Steiner

June 1st Venus trine Saturn. Long term plans, family and love positive growth, love roots, reliable experience and feeling insights. Avoid being lazy, yet good time to catch up with rest or cleaning or projects if need be. A graceful last pondering and digestion of the past to carry new wisdom into the future, or has something returned to you near forgotten?

“The ethics of Theosophy are even more necessary to mankind than the scientific aspects of the psychic facts of nature and man.”
-H.P.Blavatsky

June 3rd Venus conjunct Uranus, Sun trine Jupiter Moon conjunct Jupiter. Fast as love comes, it goes. Slow it up if good thing. Sudden creative or love urge. Strong feelings of happiness, family, friends, birth, new plans positive thrust forward. Sense of belonging to larger sense of identity, love, friends, God. For some a need to break away and be free, a testing of one’s wings, escape velocity speed either takes off with luck and guts, or near crashes. Great aspect for new and renewed social life, the arts, music, sudden arousal of love urge, creativity and sharing.

June 4th Sun square Neptune, Mars enters enters Cancer. Danger of violence, accident, over doing things. Frustration over over shooting goal, trying to do too much, wrong attitude/feeling/thinking thwart true growth or forward motion. If inspired rightly wings to fly. If projecting false illusions or delusions, mishap, misfiring, wrong turns, lost in space or waters of imagination and such. A wanting to know or do all things must be preceded by practical learning and work. Futurity shines into present for some.

“Theosophy is the most serious movement of this age; and one, moreover, which threaten the very life of most of the time-honored humbugs, prejudices, and social evils of the day.”
-The Key to Theosophy by HPB.

June 9th Jupiter goes Direct, Full Moon in Sagittarius, Venus sextile Mars hot love and hot big plans unfold or get redirected. Sense of wanting to do lots, perhaps too much. Need to stay focused on goal or true needs.

Robert Thibodeau is author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’, ‘Laws of Hermetics’, The Hermetic Dream’, and more.
His latest music cd is ‘Folk Rock Love, and Other Tall Tales’. Other works of music include ‘Wish’, ‘Second Chance Moons’, and more.

Robert is available for Astrological and Psychic Intuitive Readings and Consultations.
Call or email.
mayflowerbookshop@mac.com
Tel (248) 547-8227
mayflowerbookshop.com
blog at Rudolf Steiner Archives
Blessings on your way.

Last thoughts:
“We feel how in the world here and there the Eternal stands at rest in the form of an enduring thought, and we who belong to the world of movement are passing through what is being placed into seeming’s changeful forms as enduring thoughts, as the beauty that weaves and works everlastingly, reveals itself in order that we may comprehend it when the right moment comes.
And may a right moment also come for mankind in the near future, even as it is predestined to come if mankind is not to fall into decadence. May Man understand that he has to pass through the next point, which reverses materialism into its opposite, the point where the great thought of the spiritual world can ray into mankind. Preparation is now being made for this in those whose karma has allowed them to come to Spiritual Science. And it will be the continually recurring task of Spiritual Science to turn its work in this direction. For to the materialistic age that has found the enduring thought which in its newest form Ahriman-Mephistopheles has placed into modern evolution, to this materialistic age must be added what can be experienced in passing through a spiritual enduring thought. Spiritual Science must see to it that mankind does not omit to grasp this spiritual thought. Therefore also must we not grow weary in warning Man again and again, lest the moment of time for the comprehension of Spiritual Science slip by and be lost.”
– Rudolf Steiner, Archives.

Robert of Mayflower’s News and Views for April 2017

March 31st, 2017

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

and ‘Laws of Hermetic Wisdom’

mayflowerbookshop.com

(248) 547-8227

Robert of Mayflower Talk Coming on METAPHYSICAL HEALING (see below on April 13th) 

“People who have a creative side and do not live it out are most disagreeable clients. They make a mountain out of a molehill, fuss about unnecessary things, are too passionately in love with somebody who is not worth so much attention, and so on. There is a kind of floating charge of energy in them which is not attached to its right object and therefore tends to apply exaggerated dynamism to the wrong situation.”
― Marie-Louise von Franz, Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales

Astrological Aspects for the Month of April

See below for last month’s mention of these aspects.

April until 15th, Venus Retrograde squaring Saturn on 8th April and also 21st when direct, on 23rd Moon conjunct Venus is further event trigger day. Pretty much all of April will challenge us with things we value and love. Not a pretty time for love and/or money issues. For some it’s a slap of reality or cold wake up call. Need for higher truths or just better facts. For some, a serious hold on manifesting dreams and ideals. For others, capable of unconditional love, an inward and outward growing time. Some smartly working a way clear of psychodrama, inch their way forward. Those with many planets or Ascendent in late mutable signs (Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) need inner patience, more research and prep work, and unconditional love to keep things going, rooted, or in progressive forward motion. Chiron is entangled in square with Saturn these days with Venus conjoined to Chiron; authority/security/money/control needs clash. Need to learn to work with reality and others. Some stretch limits to breaking point with selfish or unclear motivations and needs for maverick freedom or daring escapades. Some anchor down in patience and an eye on the long run; others manage wild escapes and early spring frolic. With Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius forming a T-Square midpoint in the sky between opposition of North Node Virgo and Neptune in Pisces, many are looking for love melts and mindless romantic adventures, many with false expectations and high-and-mighty projections of fantasy, or childhood stuff needing to be worked out. With this aspect, no projections, no let down. It’s spring, so cheers! Nonetheless, for some this is a wild month of spirituality, love, creative imagination and fulfilling dreams. For others, it’s a time to not take risky chances in love and/or money or to stick to the true and tried.

April 5th Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn, a good strong aspect for keeping to what works in the long run. Urge to power, forward motion, extra points, overtime, success with great work and striving. Take care not to overdo things. This is a good aspect for earthy practical forward push to make goals happen. Earth signs and planets prosper and gain advantage here (Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus).

“The great events of world history are, at bottom, profoundly unimportant. In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of the individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations first take place, and the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately spring as a gigantic summation from these hidden sources in individuals. In our most private and most subjective lives we are not only the passive witnesses of our age, and it sufferers, but also its makers. We make our own epoch.” ~ C.G. Jung, 1934, Collected Works 10, para. 315

April 6th, Saturn goes retrograde on Galactic Center right before entering Capricorn, going direct 4 days after big Solar Eclipse across America on August 21st. This is a long Saturn retrograde so take heed. Its effect is most strong in April/May and this coming August. Many have big plans for the future that may now take a back seat for re-configuring and revising in the world view. Many things in the working for last several months need more preparation. For many, there is a need for more discipline and clearer thinking when it comes to goals and aims. Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius brings down the law and need for clear honest thinking and actions when it comes to religion, travel, sports, higher education, learning, and future plans. Some get smarter, others dumb down and numb out. Clear honest thinking and continual learning from what life offers is needed, rather than blindly following our desires. Need for higher consciousness and universal or planetary responsibility — see ‘Key to Theosophy’ by H.P.B.

“Let us take some event in the life of humanity. For instance, war. There is a war going on at the present moment. What does it signify? It signifies that several millions of sleeping people are trying to destroy several millions of other sleeping people. They would not do this, of course, if they were to wake up. Everything that takes place is owing to this sleep.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff

April 8th, Venus square Saturn, Sun square Pluto. Some feel unloved and in the blues; others locking in to long-term goals and not taking things too personally. Some feel rejected and estranged; others melt into the deeper-than-deep love and selfless greater sense of family/friends. Avoid jealousy and impatience. Be the love you want to receive, set free those unruly elements in yourself. Make time for self, away from repeat offenders or psychodramatic control freaks. Here, meditation is listening to God, prayer talking. This is a good day to quit whatever bad or negative habit is holding you back, and blocking your heart’s flower from blossoming. Patience and selfless unconditional love furthers. Not letting yourself be stepped on or used is good, but perform virtuous acts of kindness, helpfulness, to build up good karma. For some, the need to go back to working on self, changing self to change the world. Stormy violent day for some in the world. Endings and new beginnings. For some it’s good, slow day for gardening and intimate friends.

April 7th, Sun oppose Jupiter right into April 10th Moon conjunct Jupiter on Full Moon night (Full Moon is 2 am on 11th). This is a wild weekend for fun and frolic, crazy spring wildness and for some, stormy times and rollercoaster rides with emotions. On 8th, remember Venus/Saturn and Sun/Pluto aspects occur which often trigger difficult relationships/money trouble/sexual psychodrama, crime, chaotic behaviour, and heavy political economic news — good guy/bad guy stuff. A lot going on these days so take it easy, slow and sure. Avoid risk. Other events include more national and international tests of the nerve, war drums, White House drama, clashes of opposites, geo-political hotspot pimples. Intense weather and emotions during this time. Nonetheless, for many, this is a very, very social weekend of friends, party, gatherings, music, expansive play. Here, too much of a good thing can go bad or turn sour, so practice the Golden Mean of temperance, balance, middle way. Hot play. April 11th Full Moon in Libra near retrograde Jupiter. Libra wants to make love, peace, harmony, friends but needs to have assurance that the other is with them. Many put on good happy face but inside a bit worried about things.

April 9th Mercury goes retrograde in early Taurus. On 20th, Mercury goes back into Aries for a spell, Pluto goes retrograde, and Mercury conjuncts Sun. So, for the next 11 days, one needs to rid oneself of winter blues, dead memories, and undigested experience. Examine yourself for where your need for false security or repeat offenders keep reminding you where you’re stuck. Rid oneself of Klingons, attachment, fixations, obsessions, anger and jealousy. Fear no failure, court no success; just be yourself. Otherwise, retreat spiritually and study. Good time to rid yourself of dead weight and unwanted things, making space for new opportunities and arrivals. Mercury retrograde is famous for miscommunications, difficult travel, negotiations, mistakes in paper work (so get tax work done early!). Mercury conjunct Uranus on 28th has breakthroughs in what went wrong, news that wakes us up, new insights for growth, helping clear the path for continuing the adventure and voyage. Mercury goes direct on May 3rd.

Sometimes the way forward is to go back and fix something, review, and do it again better.

“Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself — only with yourself. Therefore thank everyone who gives you the opportunity.” —Gurdjieff

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April 14 through to 20th brings love healing, need to burn away non-essentials and what doesn’t work, seeking higher inner and outward values and relations. Concentrate on tasks at hand. Keep strong work ethic. Some continue over play and maverick behaviour. Energetics in the air for love adventure, and creative changes. Venus/Chiron, Vesta square Sun/Uranus, Sun conjunct Uranus (quakes or storms, fire and wind). Need to clear the air, clean up situations quickly, make creative moves or face uncertain change and turn arounds. Sudden fractures or partings, or is it significant meetings? Depends on your natal planets and signs, and your internal spirit soul aliveness, awareness, intention and capability of working.

A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.” —Gurdjieff

April 16th Moon conjunct Saturn wants the true and tried, family/friends. Venus sextile Mars wants sensual delights and creativity. April 17th Sun trine Saturn wants long-term goals to have light and life.

If you want to keep your faith, make friends with listening stillness.”
—Trebore Tau Bodhi

April 20th, Sun conjunct Mercury and Pluto, this is a retrograde aspect for shocking news or critical insight forcing one to deal with facts. Tough negotiations. Possible breakthroughs with right thinking, wise action, timely behaviour, and a bit of luck. The sun can bring light to solve difficulties. A call for serious thought before action. Honesty and integrity, clearness; or face consequences of wrong intention, erroneous action, negative thinking affecting outcomes.

April 21 Venus square Saturn. Need for more loving kindness, compassion, care for the little ones and earthy pure ways. A need to be love rather than expect love. Good for catching up, cleaning, being slow and sure with oneself.

“Synchronistic events, moreover, almost invariably accompany the crucial phases of the process of individuation. But too often they pass unnoticed, because the individual has not learned to watch for such coincidences and to make them meaningful in relation to the symbolism of his dreams.”
–Marie-Louise von Franz, “The Process of Individuation,” in Man and His Symbols, 1964, p. 227

April 22 Moon eclipses or ‘occults’ Neptune. Mystery plays, mystical experience, psychic phenomena, sentimental sweet nothings. Over-idealistic or wishful thinking may clash with reality or immediate needs or work to get done. Some on escape or play mode. Good for the arts, music, future planning. Bad for making false projections and jumping in. All that and more. Interesting prophetic occurrences and dreams if you can interpret correctly. See my ‘Hermetic Dream’ book if you can find it.

“You are in prison. If you wish to get out of prison, the first thing you must do is realize that you are in prison. If you think you are free, you can’t escape.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff

April 25th into New Moon in Libra on 26th, Moon Uranus/Mercury then New Moon square Saturn/Neptune midpoint makes for sudden insights, stormy windy changeable weather and feelings melting one away into dream or need to get back to work and stop worrying fretting draining oneself with false imaginations.

“Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness.”  G.I.Gurdjieff

April 28th  Mercury conjunct Uranus quickens and awakens one with need for new clear thinking. New insights or news wake one up to true calling, direction, and what to do.

From March news on April events celestial….

April 6th Saturn goes retrograde on Galactic Center and Justin Timberlake’s Neptune/Moon conjunction while training his Ascendent. Oh oh! Hope you are making right holy time for the kid and sweet lady, otherwise trouble in the crib is coming slow but sure. Or is it wisdom arriving of the universal planetary situation? With Pluto in sky coming conjunct Timberlake’s Venus before 2020, it may be time to duck out and hide, grow a new garden, have another kid, and learn to love in ever deeper ways. Otherwise, listen again to ‘This is the End’ by Jim Morrison. Also, Trungpa,had Mars within 10 degrees giving forward motion energetic of spiritual impulse (near Mercury with Yogananda, universal laws), connected to this. So, it’s either yoga and meditation, or it’s weird need to control or fear of control. Let Higher Self guide …

“Love without knowledge is demonic.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff

April 11th Full Moon in Libra opposing Sun/Uranus. Quake? Volcano? Sudden need to act? React? Sense of death and rebirth, new throne of possibility and continuance? Powerful events shape shift the future for better or worse. Karma from long historical mistakes or ignorance resurface in new ways. Great time to make positive changes that heal, not fracture; bless, not curse; join not divide. Challenging few days for some, lots of quick quirky upsetting or rearranging changes. Good time to make changes if that is the aim. Take care to avoid premature actions and hasty decisions leading to accident or mistake. Can be stormy, lightening, electrical, danger around machines, travel or more.

April 14th Sun conjunct Uranus. Amazing moments of light and insight pervade the time. Situations out of control of moment. Karma working quickly to help many grow now. Forced new beginnings for some. For others, lots of new insights and revelations. Cardinal Signs and Houses electrify and jolt things to grow or change. For some there is rising to next higher level of work and play, for others sudden downfall.

April 15th Venus goes direct from retrograde helping what we love to grow in new ways. Those affected the most are born between March 15 to April 3, between June 16th to July 5th, between Sept. 18 to Oct 7th, and between Dec.18th to Jan. 7th. Now things get clearer about who and what you love, and who and what loves you. New dreams for future propel renewed or new actions. Love is the great mover.

Robert Thibodeau, astrological consultant and reader
Author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’

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Eat sweet, have bitter experience; eat bitter, have sweet life.

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