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What’s Up with your Sun Sign?! Predictions, Insights, Eclipses!

Monday, August 21st, 2017

“… if Man does not appreciate the flowers … they will cease to exist.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

What’s Up with your Sun Sign?!
Predictions, Insights, Eclipses!
How the coming months and year look
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“Every path into the spiritual world goes through the heart.”
– Rudolf Steiner
(All Steiner quotes here thanks to Rudolf Steiner Archive!).

“Materialism has cast man into such depths that a mighty concentration of forces is necessary to raise him again.” ~Steiner

“The relation between teacher and pupil is like that between reader and book.”~ Steiner

Since Uranus entered the sign Aries, the last 6 or 7 years has been an attempt to ride the whirlwind, harness the volcano, make peace with the typhoon, or go up to the higher level beyond separate self, beyond limitations and conditionings of past and future tense and tension. The door opens when Aries can fully become present in the present with naked mind. All spiritual swimmers and athletes start here, selfless learning. Discovering equality of self with other, each with infinite potential for root and wings, aids in finding the patience to be still and know, spark and grow, spirit soul in the flow and flowering. Pushing one’s own personal separate view on others’ worldview and personal karma may waylay true divine plans that the universe made for you. Take care to work on oneself, change oneself so to alter external situations. Beware of lure ‘it’s greener on the other side’. Helping others to help yourself can work, but charity begins at home. Attune like Socrates to one’s own Presiding Spirit or Angel of Presence, infinite wisdom space calmly abiding within then without. In 2018-and 2019, Uranus enters Taurus and Cardinal Signs Aries/Libra/Capricorn/Cancer can find greater peace and rest, repose and real true ground to hang on to, grow into, land and rise with. From 2018 on for 7 years, fixed signs of Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, Leo get challenged to grow in new ways, reach for higher truth, quicken the pace, and find naked mind, or selfless learning, capable of finding new maps to self and other. Eclipse calls for a return to learning, new travels and adventures, new plans and aims, goals; as well as ‘everything is up for change’ but your indwelling unchanging stillness still here taking it all in. Keep that ground as your head spins round the world. Uranus in sky semi square Neptune 5 times till 2019 brings Aries (cardinal signs) urge to jump into changes without thinking. Pisces dreams a change coming but may wait for other to initiate.

“Wisdom is what Buddhism calls Emptiness, selflessness, freedom from self, clear seeing and hearing.” -rt

“I assert that before long it will be discovered and recognized by external science, that a superperceptual element underlies all physical phenomena, and that latent spirit exists in everything that comes within the limits of our sense perceptions.” -Rudolf Steiner

With Uranus in your solar 12th house, you have been inwardly (Taurus) accelerating your genius pace and novel insight, secretly transforming everything in your life. Outwardly the revelation of change will come with Uranus traveling through Taurus 2018 on for several years; that’s when your genius and naked clear awareness with totally reveal itself. Pluto in your solar 10th house indicates a real or symbolic death and rebirth of your world view, work, goal, or calling. Neptune now in your solar chart 11th house indicates much compassion for others, for friends; but also the face that not all your friends are true blue and may have hidden agendas. The old neoplatonic and tibetan wisdom says this: ‘to the true all is true; to the pure, all is pure. Dalai Lama says virtue is our ultimate dharma protector, security system, psychic protection. With Saturn in Solar 9th, keep studying, keep learning, keep holding your ground; but as all good gardeners know, the seed planted dies to its past and rises in completely renewed, new, form. Taurus (or houses and planets in Taurus, see your chart for such), is in the state of being buried in one’s life, transforming slowly from within, like a caterpillar in the chrysalis, to finding new wings to fly. August eclipse in 4th solar house depicts further changes concerning home and appetites. Keep to your true sound self and see who sticks, take care to not always please others at the expense of losing yourself. Grow your own wings now, it’s time. Eclipse in August sheds new light on your true aims in life, true goals. Eclipse may also cut out a few old aims in life for better view of future goals.

“Materialism and egoism bring disintegration to humanity, for the individual human being only regards his own interests. Wisdom must therefore reunite the human beings who have thus become separated. Wisdom brings them together in fullest freedom and exercises no coercion whatever.” -Rudolf Steiner

Gemini Sun (planets and houses) may be waiting for others to carry their own weight, or be more co-equal in affairs. Over-idealistic futures may inspire, that is good; but no expectations, no let downs may also be helpful in analysis of situations, job, calling, and others. Friends spark new insights and revelations but can’t be depended on for reliability and steadfast support, or predictable behaviour. A long process of letting go of fame or name or other’s being responsible for your happiness and psychological security is at play. Your own creative play and sociability, friendliness with all takes the heat and focus on depending on any one other then your self for happiness, success, attainment of goals. Helping others to help themselves is a good magic creating luck. Not taking thinks or things personally and allowing others the very freedom we want, frees one from unconscious reactions. Sharing oneself, not giving oneself, keeps your own future on track. For huge success to come, avoid aversions, avoid criticizing self or other. No shame or blame, just rigorous tough disciplined mind training for truth and universal love. Before criticizing, breath the whole, every situation, into your heart of universal love and peace. Pretend to be a Pisces, lose all your enemies or negative traits. Be the love you want to receive.
Many of the snakes you see are really old skins of yourself. Dig it, grow a garden in yourself, overflow to sharing it with others, be happy! The August eclipse shape shifts who is your friend or enemy. Key here is to be friend divine to all. Be the friend, don’t expect the friend. Be the friend you are expecting.

“Spiritual science does not merely signify the acquisition of knowledge; it signifies most preeminently an education, a self-education of our souls.”

Being the focus of a Grand Square of Jupiter/Pluto/Uranus can make you feel tremendously rich in wisdom and humor, or tremendously poor and in need of wisdom and humor. Either you are secretly plotting to build a new empire of spiritual castles, gardens, and genius learning institutions; or you have acquired the talents to see through everything and discover the crack and crackpot as cause of your , and everybody else’s, suffering and waylay. My advice is to keep preparing, keep working on yourself, aim for October/November 2017 on for a year to fully release your cosmic orgasm, your divine rights, your best creative achievement yet. Your ultimate true desire isn’t coming, you are about to birth it and give it! With Pluto opposing Cancer (see you chart for house and planets affected if not Cancer Sun Sign/Moon or Ascendent), stop seeing others as enemies, know they too can’t let go of their suffering. Once we let go of samsaric and false idea that we are the only ones suffering, clarity arrives as to true picture of environment and situation challenge to grow. Many new opportunities for world adventure and calling arrive but fell arrivals hold their structure and form for long. Learning to live with ever changing opportunities to grow, having compassion and an openness to grow in new ways, learn in new ways, in response to every suffering of self and other, is key to success. Continually beautifying the home, making it ever more sacred, spiritual and unworldly, is key to your own beauty of heart, mind body. Good healthy food and sacred home life gets you to an advanced form of happiness and success. From 2009 to 2023, Pluto traveled and travels through Capricorn affecting all cardinal signs including Libra, Capricorn, and Aries. These signs and houses/planets need continual vigilance of slipping into negative view, unproductive criticism and lack of compassion. Dharma mindfulness of the divine in each and all struggling for expression is key. Be well, be free, be watchful to divine all ye see. The August eclipses make you inwardly sensitive and a bit more psychic than you perhaps want or need; compassion compassion, compassion on how hard to try. Venus in Cancer August opposing pluto and square to Uranus is adding super sensuous earthly love possibilities for water signs, though all cardinal signs and houses, planets, may experience flip flop, off on, roller coaster speed ups and downs, reversals, during August Month on into September.

“Our task is to harvest from the mortal world fruits for the immortal.”

Your ability these last years to integrate new knowledge or ever changing circumstances into your every day and immediate needs and plans has been outstanding. This August eclipse and in coming months, you now really come to understand the importance of integrating new info and ever changing world situations into bettering others lives, future lives, all of the surrounding world’s life. Man is not an island, woman is not an ocean alone. Human beings can’t live on the Sun or Mars without abnormal huge change deformation reformation. We are the World, the World is us. This basic vital principle is key to Leo (signs/houses/planets) survival as human being of love, reality, truth, feelings, unique yet universal will. Leo needs to eclipse everything out of one’s life that is killing you, hurting you, violating one’s wholeness, togetherness, connection. Eclipse the ‘separate self’ and re-unite with all life as brother, sister. We are our brother’s keeper! Money power money sex can be a mouse, lower ego, trap; a golden cage entrapment. Stop gilding your cage, open the door to sharing, shining, giving, blessing, letting go and letting God (universal oneness and harmony of minds/hearts). With Mars in Leo there is a tendency to force rather than educate or free. Tendency to fight than patiently free. Keep to long term goals and ever progressive integrations. The impulses of freedom and security vie for your attention. Help others attain their own freedom and security, higher minded, deeper hearted, to keep and make friends. Be true to your heart, watch your mind. Be true to every heart, let go of your mind. Your true power now is in realizing your inseparability from all of life, the world. How you treat the world will be your future possessions or lack of. Look to late 2019 through 2020 to see who wins what, winning over or over winded and wound down? Take heart, share heart, search for every heart in every situation.

“For centuries the impulse towards music has been growing and expanding. Therefore the plastic arts have assumed a musical character to a greater or lesser extent. Music, which includes also the musical element in the arts of speech, is destined to be the art of the future.” ~Steiner

A year or so ago you had the world by the balls, some how this all metamorphosed into one minute having grasp of an angel’s halo and the next minute realizing you are holding the devil’s tail and horn. After contemplating the truth of this peculiar faustian situation, and how you somehow think it is all your fault, altering this with the feeling that it is never your fault; consider this. There is no God or devil unless we prove it by the way we live. There is no unity and wholeness, oneness, unless we discover and work it into our life, our flowering intelligence and heart. With Neptune opposing Virgo, you can’t always trust others to be there for you. See you own natal chart for where Virgo is, as to what area of life you may feel abandoned in, or affronted by overwhelming mothering or lack of. Don’t wait for others to trip you out, take you in, or inspire, or to deflate. You can do this all for yourself, but there may be better movies to play better parts in. Find work, job, friends, investments, you feel inspired by, re-imagined in and from. Now is the time to think for yourself as to what inspires you to new freedoms of happiness. Treat everyone as brother and sister and they will return the favor. Make connections and reconnections to better past, present, and future. Be patient with home situation, the time is not now. Have compassion for all those who suffer more and know less, care for the little ones, educate don’t adulterate. Make Soul Mates not cell mates. Trust that others are thinking of themselves and not you; so don’t be surprised. Free others to free yourself. Let karma and outer changes teach not preach and beat you. In your spirit, ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy;. In your Soul think for yourself, love anyway all ways, but keep learning. In the body and bodies of your life, train but let go; let God help you to let go of projections, see what is. Breathe strong to your heart, then look again.

“Hence, only by means of love can we give real help for Karma to work out in the right way.” ~Steiner

New happenings this year into next either whisk you off to new pleasure grounds, or whiskey you out, wish you out of the picture due to lack of concentration or lack of true goals able to hold your vast divine dream and spiritual soul beautiful self. Investing in the future rather than just spending yourself or letting others expend you is key. Serving the God, the Buddha or Christ, the eternal in the other is fine; serving the temporal need/desire, the animal appetite, not so divine and may cost you your sunshine. Trouble is, others keep changing the plan; so get your own divine plan and long term goals in order and always in heart/mind. Home should be a place of dying to the past, renewal and regeneration, healing, love, and hero support; not psycho drama and emotional tension. Get that and half the war is won. You may be playing your work, or face in the world, as escape and little ego stroke to hide your old wounds. Maybe though you are on to it and next year you can relax in the saddle a bit more so to tend your own garden of enlightenment in richer way. Gardening, home cooking, massage, yoga, meditation, spiritual study, can help heal restore, renew and make new doors to future growth, success, happiness. .Look for right inspirational friends and books to invoke new adventure, furtherance. Miracles of perception persist in invoking your wholeness self now, allowing new visions, goals, ideals, novel dreams, travel, new imaginations of futurity and in the hand joys. This is your year to find out what truly makes you happy. Libra’s tend to confuse their own with others happiness failing on both ends. Now you may succeed on both sides. (Otherwise need to distance stick in the muds.) If stuck, stick to one person or thing for awhile, self or other. Free that one to find the other, free the other to find self. Share but don’t give. Fore sure don’t give in, surrender to higher causes, love and truth. Eclipse affects more others, brothers and sisters, real or imagined, so your compassion and will to discover and learn anew in invoked. Invoke again your friendship to all life, not just to a few pulling and pushing you around. If nothing else, keep the harmony and sing along; but keep studying, you are on to it now.

“Matter is most spiritual in the perfume of the plant … When the spirit most closely approaches the physical earth, then we have the perception of fragrance.” ~Steiner

“As more and more precious woods and flowers that compose organic perfumes, colognes, and incenses go extinct, we will be left with the ultimate fragrance possible, the smell of a holy life.” ~robert of mayflower

The Eclipse calls on you to stay home more if you seem gone all the time. If home too much, the eclipse calls upon you to get out more and share yourself with the world. Your long-term or future plans seem to have you snaggle-pussed and locked in and stuck in many ways. Next year 2018, perhaps end of this year, your luck improves and you (or wherever Scorpio is in your chart) expand in all areas within and without. Then you learn to share and receive, give and take, with much equanimity and joyful harmony balance. For last 6 years and for next few, you have continually searched for deeper ground and more secure everything. Controlling self or other may have been over-done; or feeling others trying to control you. In the future you will lose control as the rose of your heart soul blooms into greater sense of social cultural life, love, happiness, relationship. No longer will you think happiness is escape from it all. Coming soon happiness will flower and awaken in the midst of it all. Much healing coming to repair mistakes or wounds experienced in ‘80s or 90’s. Trust that in time all things come true.

Escaping from a noisy prison to a more silent one, a trashy emotional chaotic binding to a quieter passive control or binding, a more secure binding, may not serve your higher or future possibility. One minute someone tries to give you it all, the next someone tries to take you all; try to make time for yourself to figure out, reconfigure, just who your really are when alone with yourself. You may fluctuate back and forth thinking that others or another is fooling you, lying to you versus you feeling you have to put on pretense, false face, to fool other, another, into satisfying your wishes. Perhaps a fear of being accepted for yourself? A demand to be accepted for yourself even though you haven’t yet done all the work to finding out exactly who and what your self is? Perhaps here now you need (or the area of the chart where Sagittarius planets or houses are) pull back and quiet down long enough to take much deeper look at exactly what your expectations and hope are!?! Need to truly take time for oneself, explore and play with yourself, search and re-educate oneself, recalibrating one’s world in light of higher truth, spiritual reality, even future life. Always worried about others cheating you, you may have accidentally cheated yourself out of yourself. Now is the time to get to know yourself. Stop looking at yourself through the lens of how others treat you. Treat yourself to your own stillness, creative urge, learning curve, calling. Others may offer opportunities to change, but its time for you to call your ships all back home and stop change. Be still and know thyself as a great virtue of love and truth rooting for you all this time and forever come.

“In earlier times, the elemental spirits of birth and death essentially served the divine spirits who guided the world; since our day — and this has been going on for some time now — the elemental spirits of birth and death are serving technology, industry and human commerce. It is important to let this disturbing truth enter into our souls with all its power and intensity.” -Steiner

With Pluto in Capricorn last several years and few to come, Capricorn has learned that everything comes at a cost and that wisdom and love is the only thing one can afford to give unceasingly. Wherever Capricorn is in your chart is where there is a call to die and be born again, give it your best effort but then let it all go, prepare the best you can then let it all flow, and don’t bite the hand that feeds you. You may feel bitten or taken advantage of by others but also that others know not what they do. The Christ is us, the Christos or Buddha or Divine in us is not at fault, it’s the outer personality and lack of inner attuning and atonement (at-one-ment) that betrays us. Seeing the more eternal and divine in self and other gives us bigger map to work with when little things or outer things go astray. To some extent, Capricorn (and all cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer) are in over their head. The world is bigger than us and external events of collective karmic history and future necessity are whacking both our world and individual selves. For many it’s too late to do homework and the arm of karma and karmic necessity, karma nemesis, is forcing itself upon us. Pluto demands a selflessness so to learn to address or heal world wounds and sufferings. New ways of working, new callings, new home or renewing home/base is called for. Others/partners come and go, demand and tug on us. Deep inside a need to surrender and free, change or be changed, give the very things we desire, work to raise self to higher standard of operation. Money is as big or small as we can imagine it. Loving others as we want to be loved is key. Eclipse may see serious endings or loss in others calling for both compassion and spiritual insight wisdom to manoeuvre through times. Others affecting us both rise and fall and Capricorn ponders the impermanency of it all, all the more determined to align self with more eternal matters.

“We can train ourselves to be alert individuals. There are many things we can look out for. We can begin to be vigilant at this very moment, and discover that, actually, not a day passes without a miracle in our lives. We can also reverse the sentence I have just uttered and say: ‘If a day passes in which we cannot discover a miracle in our lives, well, this means that we have simple failed to notice it.’” -Steiner

Your personal freedom and caring for less fortunate ones, family, friends, kids may be a bit at odds or in need of a more dynamic life renewing or rewrite and you ponder future needs and goals one for all, all for one. Others more than ever either help or hinder your progress, lifestyle. If everyone could give more than they take, this world would be more than wonderful. Spiritual practice begins this on a subtle body level radiating love and peace from within outward. With Neptune and Pluto on each side respectively of Aquarius, the world either overwhelms and over condemns, or over indulges melting one away when one is most needed to show up. Positively it indicates wrestling with world problems, concerns over ecology, clean water and air, and wish that all beings find happiness and the causes of happiness. These times all preparation, cleansing, last wrangling of old world systems and unnecessary stuff. Either you clean it up or others come to help influence you, even pressure you, to clean it up. As we head into coming 5 years, everything is heading for completion, endings, and clearing of the way. New beginnings come forcing make it or break it scenarios come 2020 to 2024 when Jupiter enters Aquarius, the sign of the coming Aquarian Age. This will be a time for manifesting the ideals of universal brotherhood, peace and love. Especially affected our planets, houses, sun/moon/ascendents in the fixed sign of Aquarius.

“For centuries we have been arming our senses with laboratory apparatus, telescopes, and microscopes. The spiritual investigator arms his outer senses with what he develops in his soul. Spiritual investigation makes use of inner instruments evolved by the soul in steadfast activity of the inner life.”
-Rudolf Steiner
(“Karmic Relationships, Vol. IV” lecture series)

In a world where everyone wants to win, be happy, succeed, Pisces is the one sign that pretty much wants every one to win. Pisces is the feelings that feels what everyone feels. Others make take advantage, but not Pisces. Some Pisces overcompensate occasionally by secretly or privately seeking to attain goals, pleasures, needs. This happens for short outbursts followed by a more relaxed back seat posture of trying to drive by magnetic power, sensuous in breath and letting go of controls trusting in the heart of the universe to see one’s own pure nature. This might be one of those times Pisces starts a Don Quixote idealistic pure fool pursuit of far seeing and distant goals. Pisces wants now to complete, manifest, attain, or delete, drop out. A serious need here in Pisces houses or planets to manifest the long sought for dream, otherwise desire to jump ship and change course emerges for better or worse waters or ground. Pisces dreams of big change but may get fearful, lazy, or indecisive, falling into lapse of power, or idly wishing or awaiting another to make the change for them. In times to come Pisces attains a magic heart space for self and others drifting away from people and things not magic enough to hold heart. End of this year into next year begins a new cycle of luck for Pisces (houses/planets), but come end of August all through Sept.comes a facing up to what is real and what is not real, what holds water and ground, and what is sinking your boat or opposing your sleep or dream. Keep to the dream but also keep using your mind and hands. In other words, keep learning and applying what you have learned; stop waiting for the Sun to fall into your lap. Don’t repeat past experience. Learn from it, distill it into wisdom’s waters, flow and flower; but keep going, look for new views. Full Moon September in Pisces conjunct Neptune will tell the story. Many false fantasies and illusions/delusions will fall in, crash and burn. For some, dreams become capable of jumping into and the future is a mad rush into the present tense. Be real because reality comes crashing in at this time full moon onto middle of September. Practicality and ideal spirit may meet and agree, others (mutable signs in particular) fall back or grow back to real ground to work with.

“You cannot deal with man through logic alone, but through an understanding that can only be reached when intellect shall see the world as a work of art.” ~Rudolf Steiner

From H.P.Blavatsky on Evil
“Ignorance alone is the willing martyr, but knowledge is the master, of natural Pessimism. Gradually, and by the process of heredity or atavism, the latter became innate in man. It is always present in us, howsoever latent and silent its voice in the beginning. Amid the early joys of existence, when we are still full of the vital energies of youth, we are yet apt, each of us, at the first pang of sorrow, after a failure, or at the sudden appearance of a black cloud, to accuse life of it; to feel life a burden, and often curse our being. This shows pessimism in our blood, but at the same time the presence of the fruits of ignorance.

As mankind multiplies, and with it suffering–which is the natural result of an increasing number of units that generate it–sorrow and pain are intensified. We live in an atmosphere of gloom and despair, but this is because our eyes are downcast and riveted to the earth, with all its physical and grossly material manifestations. If, instead of that, man proceeding on his life-journey looked–not heavenward, which is but a figure of speech–but within himself and centered his point of observation on the inner man, he would soon escape from the coils of the great serpent of illusion. From the cradle to the grave, his life would then become supportable and worth living, even in its worst phases.

Pessimism–that chronic suspicion of lurking evil everywhere– is thus of a two-fold nature, and brings fruits of two kinds. It is a natural characteristic in physical man, and becomes a curse only to the ignorant. It is a boon to the spiritual, inasmuch as it makes the latter turn into the right path, and brings him to the discovery of another as fundamental a truth; namely, that all in this world is only preparatory because transitory. It is like a chink in the dark prison walls of earth-life, through which breaks in a ray of light from the eternal home, which, illuminating the inner senses, whispers to the prisoner in his shell of clay of the origin and the dual mystery of our being. At the same time, it is a tacit proof of the presence in man of that which knows, without being told, viz:–that there is another and a better life, once that the curse of earth-lives is lived through.
This explanation of the problem and origin of evil being, as already said, of an entirely metaphysical character, has nothing to do with physical laws. Belonging as it does altogether to the spiritual part of man, to dabble with it superficially is, therefore, far more dangerous than to remain ignorant of it. For, as it lies at the very root of Gautama Buddha’s ethics, and since it has now fallen into the hands of the modern Philistines of materialism, to confuse the two systems of “pessimistic” thought can lead but to mental suicide, if it does not lead to worse.

Eastern wisdom teaches that spirit has to pass through the ordeal of incarnation and life, and be baptised with matter before it can reach experience and knowledge. After which only it receives the baptism of soul, or self-consciousness, and may return to its original condition of a god, plus experience, ending with omniscience. In other words, it can return to the original state of the homogeneity of primordial essence only through the addition of the fruitage of Karma, which alone is able to create an absolute conscious deity, removed but one degree from the absolute ALL.
Even according to the letter of the Bible, evil must have existed before Adam and Eve, who, therefore, are innocent of the slander of the original sin. For, had there been no evil or sin before them, there could exist neither tempting Serpent nor a Tree of Knowledge of good and evil in Eden. The characteristics of that apple-tree are shown in the verse when the couple had tasted of its fruit: “The eyes of them both were opened, and they knew” many things besides knowing they were naked. Too much knowledge about things of matter is thus rightly shown an evil.

The basic argument of their representative has been given in the opening sentence of this article. The Universe and all on it appeared in consequence of the “breaking asunder of UNITY into Plurality.” This rather dim rendering of the Indian formula is not made to refer, as I have shown, in the mind of the Pessimist, to the one Unity, to the Vedantin abstraction–Parabrahm: otherwise, I should certainly not have used the words “breaking up.” Nor does it concern itself much with Mulaprakriti, or the “Veil” of Parabrahm; nor even with the first manifested primordial matter, except inferentially, as follows from Dr. Mainlander’s exposition, but chiefly with the terrestrial protoplasm. Spirit or deity is entirely ignored in this case; evidently because of the necessity for showing the whole as “the lawful domain of physical Science.”

The reasonableness of Conscious Existence can be proved only by the study of the primeval–now esoteric–philosophy. And it says “there is neither death nor life, for both are illusions; being (or beness) is the only reality.” This paradox was repeated thousands of ages later by one of the greatest physiologists that ever lived. “Life is Death,” said Claude Bernard. The organism lives because its parts are ever dying. The survival of the fittest is surely based on this truism. The life of the superior whole requires the death of the inferior, the death of the parts depending on and being subservient to it. And, as life is death, so death is life, and the whole great cycle of lives form but ONE EXISTENCE–the worst day of which is on our planet.
He who KNOWS will make the best of it. For there is a dawn for every being, when once freed from illusion and ignorance by Knowledge; and he will at last proclaim in truth and all Consciousness to Mahamaya:


H.P. Blavatsky
Theosophy Magazine, October, 1887

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August 2017

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Robert of Mayflower’s
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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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“..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

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Astrological News and Views — July 2017
Robert of Mayflower, author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’
(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
Tel (248) 547-8227
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Astrological News and Views — June 2017

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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

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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.

Call or email

Tel (248) 547-8227

blog at Rudolf Steiner Archives

Blessings on your way.

Astrological News and Views — May 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Robert Thibodeau’s
Astrological and Spiritual News and Views
(248) 547-8227

Mayflower Bookshop
2645 W. 12 Mile Rd
Berkley, Mi. 48072

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.”

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.
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Tel (248) 547-8227
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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.