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Astrology end of March 2018 into Full Moon Coming, and more!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Astrology Now!
from robert of Mayflower Bookshop
“Keep your face towards the sunshine
and shadows will fall behind you.”
-Walt Whitman
Venus/Uranus conjunct in sky thurs. March 28th makes for wild creative upsurges in eccentric love, miraculous kisses, emotional flings and insights, heart revelations, sudden happenings of spirit, sudden meetings, significant sense of being touched by higher power, sudden spontaneous meetings or partings. For some new love, for others roller coaster of oceans of emotions. Quick but short lived encounters needing till mid april to make certain. Certainly the news will be humming with everything from Jen and Brad secretly meeting, Megan Markle and Prince Harry twists, to more of the President’s Women friends and mavericks, and many a more love tryst or risky behaviour . Venus Uranus aspects can bring about quick changes, either upsetting or joyful, concerning love, the arts, kids, creative pursuits, sudden purchases of beauty, or for beautifying, daring even. For the most part its a fun up aspect, playful and robust with vigor and enthusiastic enthusiasm. Cardinal and Fire astrology signs affected the most.
The more troubling time and aspects for rough politics, weather, meanness and cold, cold shoulders and hard facts comes to the mutable and cardinal and fire signs/planets/houses this March 29th when Sun squares Saturn (serious bottom lines, forceful measures, authoritative play for power or law, karmic separations, risky behaviour; turn in the weather). This last aspect plays into Full Moon Saturday March 31st with Moon square to mars/saturn, not a good time to take risk here; authoritative troubles or troubles with authority. Here patience and compassion win, need to override anger and emotional reaction, fighting spirit with wisdom love. Then April 2nd, Mars conjunct Saturn lays even more heavy news and ultimatums, more serious actions or reactions making more work for many. Rough endings, for some rough beginnings these last and next days. Delays and slow progress here. The whole last week may feel like a funeral for some, for others good old hard work and the attempt to either take down walls blocking communication, or the making of walls and slow progress. Mercury most retrograde square mars and saturn April 4-5th drives the strong and hardy to persist. Hopefully even though much tough or ‘bad’ news with last week here, this aspect may bring out facts and truths eventually clarifying many things. Retrograde Mercury though has a way of keeping things unfinished, or in need of going over again later. Many initiatives of last few months need review and good look over if one is to continue. Look for rough quick turnover of winter into spring New Moon April 15th when Mercury goes direct and April 17th when Saturn goes retrograde. By then much clarity and clear vision arrives for things to move forward, and spring to truly start, star, and arrive. Spring fever and renewed love in the air in spite of it all around April 17th with Venus aspects!
“And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on
Earth’s dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintery rest.”
-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological and Spiritual News and Views July 2013

Monday, July 1st, 2013


Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological and Spiritual News and Views July 2013


Voyager 1 surfs edge of heliosphere, the edge of solar system;

earth’s heat record being broken in south west USA; many have

gone beyond themselves and back in their search to know the Self,

love and truth who we are. Astrologically this is posed to be

an unforgettable amazing summer for truth’s revelation, insight and joy,

self discovery and opportunity for Higher Love and happiness for all!


“There is no end, just new beggings of the heart

to find itself, the unavoidable poetry of love.” -rt


“Every heart and mind is a garden, a friend.” -rt


  • Jupiter is conjuncting USA natal Venus now. Is America about to fall in love with itself and the world again? Big year for love, marriage, and babies perhaps? Real estate values, and the values of everything and everybody up? In the coming year of 2014, Uranus will square the USA Sun, and Pluto will then oppose it. This year and the next couple of years are a critical time for a re-awakening of high and noble road of ethics and higher self. Time for renewed aspirations for freedom love truth. Time for re-inspiration of the original founders high vision of peace and love for all. Time for renewed philosophy and dream enabling America, the USA, to reawaken and grow in world spirit, strong and noble. Unifying spiritual principle and ethical philosophy of higher love and truth, responsible compassionate politics and economic opportunity for all is once again needed for a healthy future. Each of us is called upon to live our highest dream. These are trying times for both the USA and the World and a new inner impulse of love and truth stirs within us. Pluto in Capricorn will oppose the USA Sun while Uranus squares it. Selfless truth and an all encompassing love/compassion is called for top to bottom. Pluto normally is thought of bringing a death and rebirth type experience as well as a youthful spirit of selfless courage. Perhaps it is the world awakening to a need for healthy environment and lifestyle. Its negative side is selfishness, dictating authority, and the shadow side or plutocracy in all modern materialistic affairs. Uranus is lightening changes and flashes of genius, originality, and creative freedom. Its negative side is going through changes without anything really changing. A sense of hysteria and panic without the calm wisdom to channel new crisis opportunities into positive change. Danger of change without any true inner transformation or realisation renew. With the Scorpio rising USA chart, Saturn transiting is about to conjunct the Asc again end of July into August making for one possibly very hot severe summer for some. Or is it a tightening of the belt, a more disciplined, less obese and less ‘over the top’ overdoing America. The grand trine in water signs coming has brought much needed rain in parts of the country (eastern half) possibly leading to a good food harvest in such parts this summer. Jupiter is trining Saturn making for good economy. These are amazing times. In the Gemini Rising Chart for the USA, Uranus mid July here is almost hitting the square to natal USA Sun. Such aspect now and into next year depicts a sudden rise of new stars and leaders, as well as a sudden fall or change at the top of many a biz and enterprise. Uranus astrologically calls for strong change, a need to go to the next higher level or get crunched or take a fall. A need to do something, not just talk or feel about it. Uranus can bring new discoveries and new forms of energy, energetics. It can also bring quakes and storms, sudden changes and shocks, quick change. Pluto in Capricorn coming to oppose USA natal Sun in Cancer resists change; but calls for need to keep water, air, and food pure, clean, and healthy. A polluted environment and cluttered myriad channels/media and minds may be karma catching up to us, calling for a new simplification of everything. Pluto is associated with scandals and many abound these days. This could also be an influence in fluctuating gold prices. Pluto represents degrading or devaluing gold, the golden sun. Pluto’s opposition to USA’s Sun here represents devaluation or downward trend in gold prices. In 2014, it may portend of major turning points in history on many a front. As Jupiter, expansive energies, conjuncts USA Sun late August, we may see a very positive rebound and ascent in many a place; happiness and a sense of renewed prosperity, family, friendships. The Pluto opposition becoming exact in 2014 may yet tell the fuller story with history making events. July and August are astrologically attuned to give many an opportunity for love and peace, prosperity and social fun; but keep your eye on end of July and around August 7th for quirks and turn-a-rounds in the summer of peace and love plans.
  • July 1st Venus square Saturn, love crunch or searching for small pieces to the puzzle. A need to love and be loved. Cold reality and sober truth contest with the big dream or future plans. Sun oppose Pluto attempts to heal with compassion and mother love that which previously was dark. New light on old problems. Extremes in the weather, hot and/or wet. Sadness or melancholy when not aligned to higher principles of wisdom love. A sense of death and rebirth, endings and new beginnings. A need for patience when considering long-term goals and what is trying to birth into the future. Jealousy or loving another for who you want them to be may thwart higher aims. Be the love you desire, live the truth you see, be the creative spark untiring in the higher self to free in self and other. Help others be happy to improve your own happiness. A sense of inevitable contests with the ability to ‘be here now’.
  • July 4th Sun square Uranus, Determination to be free no matter what. Sense of   quaking moments and giving the shake, shake ups and hot bake outs, solar flares and vacant stares, all compete or flow into a new intelligence rising from the hearts and minds of those living into the future with compassion, love, truth. With progressed Sun squaring USA natal Sun and the transits of Uranus and Pluto afflicting USA natal Sun in sign of Cancer; many challenges for change are upon us. Either rise to the higher level of intelligence and freedom, truth and compassion; or face world change cast upon us.
  • July 6th Gemini Moon conjunct Mars and later in evening Moon slips into Cancer to conjunct Jupiter making for highly energetic day and fun evening for food, friends, and expansive visionary feeling experience blending both mind and heart.
  • July 8th New Moon in Cancer, Saturn direct, Moon occults Mercury with Sun conjuncting Mercury next day on the 9th making for windy minds and perhaps airways, weather; changing moods and a wish to better oneself and one’s environment. What works and what does not work takes front stage. A strengthening of bonds of friendship and family.
  • July 13th Mars enters Cancer Sign. Aggressive moves forward while dragging that which is soon to be cut off? New initiatives about to hook up with positive future? Personal aims drive for fulfilment and accomplishment. Wanting to matter. Avoid use of force or over-aggressive modality. Impulsive, passionate, excitable meets cool calm collected. This is a month of unusual, yet improved, conversation and experiment when it comes to love and the creative arts. An impulse to improve business and home life or change lifestyle and day-to-day habits.
  • July 17th Uranus goes retrograde, some changes put off for a while, on hold and waiting? Feeling need to change before forced into change? Jupiter trines Saturn and Neptune making grand trine in water signs encouraging many to continue to grow with or without past frameworks and structures. New impulses for a new architecture of the future. Wanting to be happy in new growing ways. Many beautiful feelings for life arise, renewed sense for healing processes, lifestyle, and properties. Good for long range travel and future planning; new impulses for moving into better futures while redeeming past mistakes. Healing of past while positively moving into brighter futures. These aspects portend of renewed interest in world peace and harmony, family and culture making. The grand trine in water signs awakens one’s intuitive feelings on a grand scale. Many opportunities for inner and outer growth appear this month. Great aspect for creating and meeting new possibilities for furthering one’s dreams. Keep yourself on track with singular goal in mind for greater result; yet this aspect can for some can accomplish many things at once.
  • July 19th Saturn trine Neptune, practical realism, realistic dreams, manifesting the ideal, romancing the stone. Realistic steps toward manifesting the ideal, as well as realising the more eternal spiritual potential in the every day, every moment. Doing what’s right from a higher ethical motive. Negative side is wanting to escape or hide from higher truth or more authentic self. Showing up for your own life and a willingness to continue learning what life directly offers, teaches, is key to spiritual and material growth here.
  • July 20th wild weather into Full Moon 22nd, or even 24th, 26th, 27th, 31st, or is it just a need to wear leather? Good for stripping mind of fear and distraction, and with pure intent and naked soul present oneself to the world. Mercury goes direct, making for quick decisions and taking clear action on such. A feeling that one can’t wait any longer to make certain decisions. Mars trine Neptune and Saturn (grand trine in effect) pushes the envelop of accomplishing and getting things done, as well as initiating new initiatives. Moon in Capricorn makes for practical gains, asserting oneself and goals, aims and directives. Difficult Mars aspects influencing last 6 days of the month warrant taking extra security in travel, debate, contesting, and controversy. Avoid anger and negative emotions. Much patience and easy going compassionate approach to matters at hand needed here.
  • Full Moon July 22nd Mars conjunct Jupiter triggering grand trine Jupiter/Saturn/Neptune; avoid exaggerating, partying too hard, over indulgence, over asserting oneself, or taking on too much. Enjoy life, everything in moderation. Jupiter goes over board, Saturn wants to define limits of growth. Venus enters Virgo perfection in both wear and tear, and inner feelings. Sun enters Leo. Moon squares Saturn, Saturday Sun squares Saturn. Extremes in weather round the world.
  • July 24th Moon oppose Venus, on Friday 26th Venus oppose Neptune sextile Saturn. Who do you love? False dreams cut off or abandoned, or are you jumping into the summer dream and melting like ice cream in Phoenix. Avoid eating too yin or over acidic foods. Avoid indulgence in idiot pleasures. Good aspect for the arts, music, creating beauty and lasting happiness. Balloons of illusion and false dreams may pop this weekend; for some new dreams begin where old ones end.
  • July 27th Mars oppose Pluto, boiling point, avoid anger and use of force. Much need for forgiveness or compassion this day. Sun square Saturn, mourning or sad event. strange weather shifts. Mars here triggers the Uranus square Pluto…into 31st giving us a birds eye view of bigger issues confronting the world in the past few years and next. An aspect challenging us to transform the unworkable past into workable futures. A need to let go of what can’t be fixed or changed, and a challenge to rediscover ourselves anew in harmony with a future calling upon us to grow in new ways of wonder and love and truth. Avoid unnecessary travel or argument for a few days.
  • July 30th Venus in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. Good aspect for realising what you truly love and acting upon it. Working for what one loves, needs, and wants. Aligning love with long view in mind, practical workable relationships with lasting value, quality, and appropriateness. Less is more here, simple is complex, exact appropriate golden mean rather than exacting. All in good time, all in right measure, little things can express more eternal inner treasures.
  • July 31st Mars in Cancer square Uranus in Aries triggers bravado, courage, honest reckoning; as well as rash actions, anger, crazy chaotic testosterone warring negative emotions if not careful. This is one of those aspects where the meds backfire and patience is easily lost. Possible explosive release of tension, sudden change of direction or conclusion of events, upsets, accidents. Good for purifying, rhythmic exercise or yoga, intensifying one’s spiritual practice. Intense need for freedom and creative outlet or expression. Tendency to be premature or rash, hasty in action. Tendency to feel split in goals, bipolar in sense of self identity. Beholding the tension of opposites, meditation, long walk or right exercise and diet (more grains and greens, hearty miso soup) can ease unnecessary tensions. Such aspect precipitates need to act, secure, root, or express oneself. Good for courage and bravado when not foolhardy.


Be Happy, get to know your Higher Self is intimately co-creative with the World Mind and Soul !


Robert Thibodeau

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Astrological News and Views – February 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Astrological News and Views for February 2013

Mayflower Bookshop

Robert Thibodeau

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“We can say that developing truly genuine love and thoughtful, honest compassion are the right preparation for the soul that wants to find its way clairvoyantly into the spiritual worlds. When you reflect a little on how hard it is to acquire true compassion and the true capacity for love in this world of ours, you will not find these words completely unimportant.”

-Rudolf Steiner, Secrets of the Threshold


“Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work but the solidest things we know.” -Emerson


“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.” -e e cummings


1st February, Mars enters Pisces until 12th March. The weak grow strong, the mild get aggressive, the assertive/aggressive types have second thoughts and feel sensitive. Mars in Pisces reverses archetypal roles, the inside turns out, the outside turns in. This is like Mars conjunct Neptune, there are disguises and things don’t seem to quite be what they are.


“Society is a masked ball where everyone hides his real character, then reveals it by hiding” -emerson


Mars forces and outward thrust to Pisces doubt, fear, insecurity, reactions to over sensitivities, even paranoia when biochemistry off. Avoid the tendency to exaggerate fears or escaping in imaginations abnormal. Tendency too for great daring adventures, explorations, spiritual love, far-out expectations and wishes. Mars usually is dashingly clear, a warrior simple true. In Pisces, Mars can be foggy, masked, in disguise, elusive. Unlike Virgoan critique and criticism, Mars/Pisces escapes, hides, projects, lives in feeling pictures rather than facts. Reversals take place when Mars/Pisces exaggerates a fact or two out of harmonious context with greater sense of space and time. An inability to face the right questions, problems, reality and facts, can make a Mars/Pisces person attack strongly the wrong subject or person. Mars/Pisces either wants to escape inevitables or wants to Don Quixote-like, attack windmills and defend idiots (idiot savants is another problem). Positive Mars/Pisces is taking a break from what doesn’t work, mediation in stillness, internship, beautifying or taking up music or the arts. (Great evening 9-10 p.m. at O’Mara’s in Berkley near Mayflower, Great Flamingo Guitar and Music with Dancers; beautifully enchanting romantic get-a-way). Venus entering Aquarius same evening for the month, Higher romance freeing the soul, joining with others, making new friends, breaking away from old or outworn behaviours. Aspect in reverse gives an ‘I don’t care anymore’ attitude, a wanting to be free of the fight or intensity going nowhere.


“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

-e e cummings


These two aspects together make for some serious planning by some to escape, change the day-to-day, elevate from the stress, journey anew, travel, try something new, and re-aim one’s direction toward a life-style more at ease with one’s own highest ideals and dreams. The danger of moving to the vision and view on the horizon is that by the time you get there, the horizon moved. Realising the carrot and the stick are both attached somehow to you may allow you to sit still for a moment and ponder your wholeness, or lack of.


“Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.”

-William Blake, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience


3rd February Moon conjunct Saturn gives needed catch up sleep and rest, or more weariness and feelings of burden carrying others’ weight, making for tough and ultimate secret decisions in the making.


“All of us contain Music and Truth, but most of us can’t get it out.”  

                       -autograph for Stefan Czapka by Mark Twain


4th February Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces can stir higher intelligence and far-reaching future plans, but usually it is an aspect of more crazy weather, accidents, misguided intentions, deluded, angry, obsessed, mean-spirited, weird, lying, deceitful type experiences. Where are the noble truths and knightly honourees? Medications and guns don’t mix with this aspect. Danger of misfiring or starting war-like behaviour, storms and protest. Wild winds and weather. Although this aspect can bring out the highest bravado and knightly love, it can be bewilderingly blind to the obvious practical right before your eyes. Tendency to think the grass is greener far away. Beware of wasting time and energy, money and love. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Many a con artist is on the prowl, or caught at this time. This aspect is around all month. One’s imagination and moods can really trip one out at this time. Over-active imagination makes it hard to sleep for some, or wake up enough in day. Avoid misuse of all medications, alcohol or drugs. Such aspects can create a false sense of reality, grandiose inflated sense of self or the opposite can occur, inferiority. Bi-polar or Manic-depressive dangers. Flip side is higher calling and adventure, deep listening to the other, the world. Good for divine melancholy, listening to the stillness, witnessing and observing, watching, without judgement awaiting right creative expression actually helping the situation. Neptune/Mars can awaken great heroic and compassionate virtuous action, kindness toward the less fortunate, healing energies. Danger of taking things too personally though. Can be danger of lack of universal love and responsibility. Higher and lower more challenging side to every aspect. Choose the high road if you can, imagine everybody finding happiness and the causes of happiness. Tendency to be psychic from the stomach rather than the higher universal intelligent heart/mind including us all. Tendency to want something for nothing. Higher side is being inspired to do great works, but important to maintain practicality and common-sense, patience and reverence for all life. Weird psychic phenomena and weather around such Neptune aspects, foggy thinking. Important to exercise and keep a simple healthy diet. Good time to restock your miso soup ingredients from the Mayflower Bookshop. Some fly at this time, others crash from false dreams. Usually this aspect brings out liars on the news, outlandish events, mother mary and UFOs sightings, weird psychic phenomena, ghosts, strange prophetic or disturbing dreams. Outer Space or deep ocean phenomena occur. Sometimes good for outlandish Hollywood vignettes, movies, and ads. Danger of injury when foolhardy or party rioting.


“For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; Lillies that fester smell far worse than weeds.” -William Shakespeare, The Sonnets


6th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 28th February are important dates for weird drama, weather, intensity positive or negative in the world. Playing out the many subtle turns both money and romance can take this month, these aspects intensify the virtuous or non-virtuous behaviour; it’s the best and worst of times; stormy and weird weather, politics, economics, warring, or transformative times; powerful if one can channel the force and energy, do the good, and avoid the pitfalls or non-virtuous bad karma or ill behaviour. Ideals and dreams start to work out, or the bubble pops one into free fall, or serious re-considerations as to what’s real.


“When falsehood can look so like the truth, who can assure themselves of certain happiness?” -Mary Shelley, Frankenstein


6th February Mercury conjunct Neptune, Moon occults Pluto on 7th with Venus trine Jupiter; Unless you really know what you’re doing, avoid paper work, major decisions, large purchases, and scams. Good day for day-dreaming the many possibilities that life offers. Good day to send flower or poem to a loved one. The 7th brings realisations of ultimate outcomes coming your way. Cardinal and mutable signs and houses are most affected. Write a poem, a love letter, be thankful, mediate or pray, look to your own deeper stillness for answers that clarify right where you are now. The present is the mother of the future, the child of the past.


Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” 



8th February Mercury conjunct Mars, snarled traffic or quick-as-a-whip actions and reactions. The mind is sharp and quick with this aspect, when in Pisces one easily goes off half-cocked and deluded. Take care to slow everything up, avoid velocity and speed, be simpler clear with words, avoid unneeded travel and harsh words. Good or challenging for paperwork and communications depending on one’s other aspects in chart. Avoid too much talk, no action. Strong, clear, honest, simple communications, and patience for response, work here toward bettering future for all concerned. Ask for anything, accept things the way they are just for now, and turn up your universal loving kindness and infinite patience.


“Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it–else it is none.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


9th February Moon conjunct Venus, Mercury square Jupiter, Moon in Aquarius, Good day for doing a thousand things, giving wings to your imagination and love. The world seems big today, good for socializing.


‘Truth includes all of us, its the sky holding all of us, yet each must prove it privately by the way one lives.” -Trebore Tau Bodhi, a mayflower fellow researcher


10th February to 19th (see below too), Sun and Venus square Lunar Nodes; significant spiritual and sensuous encounters, meetings, connections, friendships, and sense of connection, artistic enhancement, beautifying. Connections with public or larger sense of identity. Inner and outer sense of self works harmoniously with others, artistic or social events bringing people together, sense of extended family and friends. Significant encounters and beginnings (or shiftings, alterations, endings) of relationships, unions, agreements, meeting one halfway, or making greater sense of things. 10th February to 12th Mercury, Moon, Mars conjuncts Chiron too; interesting time for self-healing, or healing of other. Tendency to meet spiritual teacher or teachings, virtue mind light, in novel or new way conducive to new growth and learning. With right loving, healing, intelligence, maverick novel zen lightening approach and growth leap with possibilities at this time. A strong sense of mothering, earth mother wisdom, and mother wit as Sun trines Ceres. Concerns over mother nature, the earth’s little ones, and women in general. A tiring of war and a genuine want of world peace.


“Lovers alone wear sunlight.” -e e cummings


10th February New Moon in Aquarius, Mars square Jupiter, Moon conjunct Neptune, good day/evening for a trip to the Moon, a fantasy dinner and bath; or is it misspending oneself and resources, sense of overdoing or over-eating partying? Concentrated effort and work pays off. True inspiration is always accompanied by disciplined openness and long-term view of horizon. Another good day for doing a thousand things, hooking up with many people, networking, communicating one’s dream.


“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” -Blake

11th February Venus square Saturn and Moon conjunct Mars/Mercury gives a sense of surrender to what works or holds you. Others may feel the impulse to drive strong and hard, be bold for their loving goals. Conflict of love and hard driving goals can lead to new compromises, negotiations, or long-term plans, contracts, agreements as 12th, Mercury trine Saturn, next day arrives. Otherwise look for more surprises and changes on 13th Moon conjunct Uranus. Not feeling loved enough or respected or paid enough? Work on inner unfolding and flowering, avoid anger, projection, blame and shame, using force. Act rightly, don’t react in haste or wounded vanity/pride. Long-term love works, short-term actions may fail here.


“The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.” -Emerson


15th-16th February Mars sextiles Pluto and trines Saturn makes for strong future moves, business and practical realisation planning for long-term; settling the past, completing issues, people, and things. Good for making deals, cleaning up messes, making sure plans. Good aspect for making strong politics, business plans, serious assertive moves work. Strong forceful action for the good of whole works here.


“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” -e e cummings


18th February Moon occults Jupiter can make for strange changing weather or plans this week. Soured things getting sweet again, or the sweet now souring? Sun enters Pisces and Saturn goes retrograde until 8th July New Moon making for backing off on hard lines, taking a breath from forcing issues, re-thinking a few of the long-term demands and commands, reviewing and re-searching one’s needs. Perhaps one is not quite ready to face reality and make the necessary cuts or demands on oneself needed for further success. A need to rid oneself of negative habits and behaviours holding one back; rid self of unwarranted fears or needs to control. Patience, persistence, and avoidance of anger; listening deeper to one’s own and others’ needs helps bring about wise choices and right decisions at this time that further one’s goals. Perhaps even if truly committed, it may take until summer to see the results wanted if your natal chart is hooked into this Saturn retrograde.


“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 1, Scene 2


21st February Sun conjunct Neptune, Moon oppose Pluto; Flying off into the sunset of dreams and schemes, fantasies and illusionary bodies? The balloon popped and you realised you weren’t driving? Sudden exposure of what you thought secret? Avoid get-rich-quick schemes. This aspect may amaze us with bizarre scientific or psychic facts and discoveries (all month really); can inspire, but most often a set-up for rude awakening. Good for higher love and compassion, helping the little one’s out, and living a more organic or healthy lifestyle; meditation, yoga, prayer, exercise, natural foods.


“Of all the ways to lose a person, death is the kindest.”-emerson


“Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakenly meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


23rd February Mercury goes Retrograde until 17th March; will trine Saturn and near conjunct Neptune at end. False starts to the recovered economy. Many many good aspects May through July/August for economy growing strong again for awhile, but maybe here we may see problems or troubles, little fall backs. Avoid any risky investments at this time. Be clear and simple practical, get things in writing, write stuff down. The spiritual ideals and practical needs either conflict or work out a deal here. Spiritual and material forces clash or meet and agree.


“The purpose of life is

to be defeated by greater

and greater things.”      -Rilke


25th February Full Moon in Virgo, Sun square Jupiter, Venus enters Pisces; Danger of sudden loss, financial reversals, moody shaky markets or weird weather (especially 17th to Full Moon 25th here). Sudden shifts and shake outs, exciting news for future more than present. On the other hand, for some the pendulum will swing for big success. Need to act, not just talk or dream. One’s life, one’s work, proves oneself. Tendency to want to have a good time and avoid negativity and craziness of the world. Good day to catch up or go play.


“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.” -emerson


26th February Mercury conjunct Mars, moon in Virgo; many critical remarks and casting of blame, argumentative aspect. Tough critical analysis of situation along with tough talk and need for decision-making by leaders. Good for taking heed, re-analysing situation. Need for greater wisdom and harmony. Avoid angry, obsessed, weirdo people or projects. Avoid heavy work or machinery, unnecessary driving or travel. Mercury/Mars can be the most articulate intelligence, constructive, musical, or other talent if the mind and hands are trained; untrained, the circus can lose its animal trainer. Good aspect for nailing problems, fixing things, cleaning up messes or confusions.


“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 1, Scene 1


28th February Venus conjunct Neptune brings more pleasing softer harmonious approach to dealing with people and issues. Avoid false dreams fooling you into being a fool, or feeling deluded, under illusion or fantasy spell. If one is practical, and not attached to results, and knows what they’re doing; good aspects for higher love, future planning, festive artistic musical adventure, and taking it easy having fun. Good for yoga, meditation, spiritual retreat, day-dreaming and song-writing or poetics. Flowers and good food work too!


“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” -e e cummings


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Astrological News and Views – November 2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

(Astrology Calendars for 2013 are in, as well as Biodynamic Gardening Calendars, more Fred Soll Incense, and many new gemstone jewellery items. Just received new beeswax 15 and 20 hour candles!)


“Necessity is the mother of invention, compassion the mother of healing growth; freedom is the father of war when wisdom is not the mind of forgiveness and cutting through spiritual materialism.” -Trebore Tau Bodhi


“People don’t understand how strong nature is…”.

-N.Y. Mayor Bloomfield Oct. 30th


“May all beings find happiness and the causes of happiness.” -buddhist saying


“Without music, life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  ~Victor Hugo

“Nature doesn’t understand how slow people are, and how quick in the end they are to recover. I, myself, think it is due to all the movies watched where the deep insight is at the end rather than the middle where the heart is.” -Captain Bob


November 1st, Venus oppose Uranus, with Moon occultation to Jupiter. Love gets turned upside down, previous values receive new light, strong change in family or social tribal structure, need to find love that is both intelligent and works. For some this aspect excites and makes for fun. For others, the tables are turned, balance in relationships difficult to keep. Hearts and minds criss cross, turn inside out and frazzle dazzle trying to keep trust while wanting independence. Cardinal Sign planets and houses affected the most. Expect 3 days of upsets in relationships. Past and future clash with present needs. Watch out for Saturday and Sunday for mistakes starting to be made today. Trying to always please another may not work. Pleasing oneself is always an artistically creative endeavour. Jerky motions backfire, for many, upsets.


“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” -Beethoven


November 2nd, Moon oppose Mars makes for strong heroics or angry responses. Mutable signs, planets and houses affected most. Avoid wasting your time with those who are all talk, no action. Also take care around those who rashly act and think later, if at all. Good aspect for being brave. Mutable signs and houses affected the most. Air signs prosper or gain ground.


“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” -Frank Zappa


November 3rd, Venus square Pluto. Now all the complaints come out, as well as the deeper suffering no words can describe. This aspect can make one feel a great loss, or it can make one feel profound depth of love and compassion. Avoid feelings of crazy intense lust, and nuts taking it personally rather than karma learning or need to be more selfless in observation. Love entanglements abound, jealousy and obsession make some weird. This aspect tends to blame others rather than self, for everything wrong. Others feel victimised. It can be a tough aspect. Yet this aspect can show higher side of selfless understanding of another’s suffering and struggle. Working with others for better solutions, or continuing to divide, fight, and conquer? Compassion’s big love, or being squeezed by little stuff. Dirty politics back? Feeling stabbed in the back? Or is it profound new understandings that more encompass the whole of the world. Venus is love and the things we love, Pluto is deep hard endings and new beginnings. Many hard decisions. As I rewrite this now, I realise this may be a tough day on the east coast, in parts of warring world, and for more weird weather and behaviour in parts. Good aspect for humility and humble learning to grow in new ways.


“The universe is the soul that can be heard in music.” -robert of mayflower


November 6th, Mercury in Sagittarius goes retrograde on Election Day. This Election goes down in history as being weird and confusing. Should everyone have a vote or just the electorate? Puzzling and profound. Conspiracy theories much abound, but virtue absconds. Much debate and confusion concerning election. Tough to get accurate news or facts. Travel and communications difficulties persist until Mercury goes direct on 26th. Much debate and reconsideration concerning long-term plans, climate change, science and futures. Eclipses coming November 13th and 28th may alter all preconceptions and present conceptions of what the future holds, or is to bring. All signs affected. Mercury retrograde can be good for going over the facts and past, but often makes for difficulty getting new starts going, or fixing problem clearly. Lack of clarity on how to go proceed and go forward. Real knowledge is trying to get in but many inner weeds now being pulled to allow for future growth. Wow, rough crazy times. Love and peace is a long-term goal, not an immediate demand. Be a genius now or go in peace.


“He who sings scares away his woes.” ~Cervantes


November 9th, Venus trine Jupiter brings some financial and spiritual relief. Mutable signs and houses benefit the most. Love and good friendship in the air, hearts abound with good cheer all round this day. Expanding friendships, good for social and business life, lots of good communications.


“Artists live on the edge of dark and light where rainbows weave simple complexities of time and space, poetic songs, roses in lily lattice winding wendings along heart ridges, crests of despair, disaster and hope of future worlds, art and fabrics for tonight’s party and rhythms of the absolute ceiling of possibility.”  -Trebore Tau Bodhi of mayflower


November 11th, Neptune goes Direct. Expect coming month or two to illuminate many a past event. Many a cloud disappears to reveal a new sun or way to go in coming weeks for future past tense. If you just understood this, stop reading and start living. Major historic discoveries give much insight into the past and future. Spiritual visionary aspect gives many new perceptions to the meaning and purpose of life. Spiritual awakening dawn now leading to next summer, another ‘Summer of Love’ of sorts. A summer coming of spiritual truth and revelation. (Also more idiot cravants, craving, wanting, thirsting, eyeing, yearning, beseeching, praying; common sense will be as rare and expensive as simple good food with no additives.) World Peace and Prosperity may have its good moment, month, or two cents. Many a revelation and virtuous doing then. Neptune in Pisces brings a sense of humanitarian purpose, spiritual collective identification with all of life. Water signs and houses get prophetic messages. If complaining about the complexities of life or the vagueness, pay more attention.


‘We live in a time when Voyager 1 is entering the “bow shock,” a region of space marking the boundary between the solar and the galactic winds, the edge of the Sun’s influence. Voyager 2 has also encountered this frontier, as each craft prepares to enter the region astronomers call “interstellar space. Surely we could do the universe a favour and enter into our own inner space, heart and time, virtue mind. If you haven’t meditated yet with results, it surely is getting late.’ -rt

November 13th, Solar Eclipse in Scorpio with Mercury retrograde square Neptune. More strange weather extremes coming this next few weeks? More lies and false promises, illusions and fakery, false advertisements and proclamations? Sudden change of direction when it comes to investments and romance? False fears and foolhardy desires and escapades? More weird psychic emotional weather along with that eerie “nature’s way of telling us something’s wrong” song in your head? Next two weeks are crazy and prophetic, daring and cutting. Rid yourself of unneeded burdensome things to lighten the journey. Take nothing personally, just keep learning. This time may reveal deep concerns over monetary matters, taxes, banking, world economy, debt crisis etc. Neptune can befuddle and inflate or belittle people and information. Remember, just because you feel it, dreamed it, or even saw it, doesn’t necessarily make it true. Remember, just because they are dead or in spirit, doesn’t particularly make them spiritual (virtuous), or smart. Follow your intuition, but common sense is simpler and direct to the point. Eclipses are often a time for important individuals to rise or to fall from power. Wild roller-coaster rides, sharp endings or new beginnings for many in Hollywood or politics. Many a deep shift or change of long-term direction. Watch for strong political manurers and hot news concerning China, Russia, USA, and other geopolitical hotspots. New technologies and old clash. Scorpio adds intensity to personal and collective needs for security, reliability, honesty and fair trade or business practice. Avoid making ultimatums unless you have to. Repeat offenders, and too predictable bores or lazies, may be rid of at this time. A need for discipline arises. Fixed signs and houses affected the most, Scorpio, Aquarius, Leo, Taurus. Many endings and new beginnings this month. Need to regenerate or face degeneration. Cancer and Pisces, Capricorn and Virgo may benefit at this time.


“They say the universe is peopled with intelligence, but I’d say it’s more music.” 

-robert of mayflower


November 14th, Moon occultation to Mercury. Sharp insights or just wrong views? It’s time for a new mental direction, a new spiritual book from the Mayflower Bookshop to re-inspire, renew, review, and re-choose your future. Good time for rewriting the old scripts of the past into more pleasing adventures with lasting quality and virtue. A sense of being in the present prevails with more sense of presence, mind, heart, and soul. Intellectual talkative outgoing day. Take good notes, write a poem, sing a song, take a good walk, go big!


November 16th, Moon occultation to Pluto, Mars enters Capricorn. November 17th, Sun conjunct Mercury. Power decisions changing course of future for some. Need to concentrate on true goals or desires, eliminating what does not hold true purpose or future. A need to be honest with self about some situation. This aspect goes along with that song singing, “When the whip comes down”. Mars in Capricorn can be over-assertive or aggressive, so take it easy, slow, and sure. Think long-term rather than all-at-once-now tactics. Think power through, not power over.


Music reminds us that we are all beautiful.” ~robert of mayflower


November 21st, 22, 23rd, Sun enters Sagittarius, Venus enters Scorpio (21st) trine Neptune, Sun square Neptune (22nd), and Mars square Uranus (23rd). Opportunity to see big picture, spiritual and future opportunity for healing and attunement, higher love vibe. But also danger of foolhardy blindness to what is right in front of you. Need to contemplate future, not blindly jump into it. Friday 23rd shock and realisation, Thunderous shake ups and stormy weather, emotions, ground. Avoid angry dangerous emotions and such people. Many a breakthrough, yet danger of breakdowns for some. Haste makes waste today. If it sounds like a lie, it probably is. Good day for dreamers, avoid schemers and screamers. Highly imaginative artistic day for some, musical.


“A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O.” -Ira Gershwin


November 26th, Sun trine Uranus, Mercury goes direct, Venus conjuncts Saturn. Hard facts and ideal feelings work to work together in harmony and peace. Otherwise, day is full of forced realisations and hard facts needing to be dealt with. Tough weather in some parts for next while. Some may feel unloved, others most secure; some divine all below from above, others feel they bit the wrong lure. Be the highest love and truth you can conceive, be compassionate to others.


“Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?” ~Michael Torke


November 27th, Mars conjunct Pluto. Need to arrest weird emotions and tendency for extremes, and put in check out-of-balance behaviour. Deep day for psychologists who may themselves need a new psychology. Day of reckoning or justice in a way. Good for cleaning, ridding oneself of unneeded things, avoiding negativities that don’t help one grow. If feeling confused or crazy, it may be a good day to read Osho, or one of Marion Woodman’s deep Jungian psychology books, perhaps even a try ‘Initiation into Hermetics,’ or the ‘Kybalion’. Mars/Pluto is good for research, but difficult when it comes to power plays. Are people in power making powerful decisions affecting masses? Good time to purify, clean house, catch up to unfinished business. Also, it is a good day to avoid rough weather. Try OM CAFE’s Miso Soup and Macro plate. Om is home to many a creative healthy imagination for life. Check out the ‘Self Healing Cookbook’ by Kristin Turner at Mayflower for your own OM at home recipes.


“T.S. Eliot said, “You are the music while the music lasts”. You are also what lasts when the music is over. Spiritual Self is both immanent and transcendent, ‘With you and without you’ like the Beatles said.” -rt


November 28, Lunar Eclipse Moon occultation Jupiter makes for new sense of family or group encounter, endeavour, project; or its opposite, a sense of loss of group identity, what mothers or protects one. One pretty much, or ugly much, understands where they stand now against winter. Gemini reveals the polarities of one’s life and world. The rich and poor, the inwardly rich and outwardly poor valued person is becoming more than obvious. Gemini calls for a new imagination of how peace and love could heal the world. A call for a renewed transcendental view holding all in heart, superseding division and warring opposites. World weather may be continuing to be weird. It is time for everyone to sing, play music, do art, garden; yes work and worry, but be an artist poet too.


“When nothing makes sense, be alone, talk to silence, god, or whatever depth of no-thing or god you can muster. Listen for a year, then talk.” -Trebore Tau Bodhi


December 2nd, Sun oppose Jupiter makes for ‘over-the-top’ expanded view of both the tragedy and the hope, the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ aspects of present life.


“You’re only as drunk as you want to be.” -John Wayne


December 13th, Uranus goes direct, all ahead go, many new projects zoom into 2013 spring board.


“Love isn’t a thief, it’s a reminder of what is possible. Truth is another problem, it speaks and lets you think about it freely.” -robert of mayflower


December 16th, Venus square Neptune. This can be a highly idealistic dream love, soul-mate stuff, high philosophic love, far away travels, plans and ideals. Such idealistic plans and dreams can at times be false dreams, dead ends and fantasies for some. Often people buy, or buy into, the wrong thing or person. Good for being sweet, but take care of being too sweet and souring or spoiling. This aspect, though associated with divine love, can also reveal the lure of the soul mate, or getting lost at sea. Feelings of being abandoned or cheated; while on the other hand, some can feel divinely connected. All the planets have higher and lower octaves. One learns to work with such.


“Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.” ~William F. Buckley, Jr.


December 25th, Sun square Uranus into December 26th Saturn sextile Pluto makes for strong need for home, healthy food, inner realisations of spiritual values. Thankfulness goes far here, as well as patience and creativity. This could be earth quaking day of upsets (25th) along with sudden weather changes. Strong shifts of awareness, priority, and values. Long-term values and workable solutions are strongly called for at this time. Many surprises or turns of events. Bad day to over-eat, over-do, or get too over-excited. Good day for genius inquiry.


“At this point you may wonder why external lightening and thunder force us to grow yonder the fence we set up years ago, when we could have been the burr under our own saddle all along.” -Arizona Bob and the Woodward Cowboys


December 30th, Sun conjunct Pluto and Moon oppose Mars continues extremes, or unsure difficult winter weather. Extreme weather, perhaps very cold, October through January into February 2013. Fab Feb we may expect big time early warm ups….we’ll see.


“Nothing exists without music, not the universe, not the earth, not your body, it is all harmonies and tones, still points and gaps. Let the music breathe, the universe is full of more song than anyone can remember or muster up.” -Captain Bob of the paddle boat May Flower


“People don’t understand how strong nature is…” -N.Y. Mayor Bloomfield October 30th


Have you heard Robert’s new song, ‘Detroit is reinventing love’?


Robert Thibodeau is an astrological and psychic intuitive consultant. Call for an appointment. Robert is also available for talks. Tel: (248) 547-8227.


Mayflower Bookshop
2645 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Berkley, Mi. 48072


Mayflower Bookshop Astrological News and Views for September 2012

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Mayflower Bookshop Astrological News and Views for September 2012


Robert Thibodeau and Dr. Schavi Ali speaking on ‘Self-Realization and Happiness, Spirituality and the Bhagavad Gita’ at OM Cafe on September 25th 7 p.m. (see below for details).

Robert also speaking on September 13th on Astrological Predictions and what’s up in your future. Sun Sign predictions and world events! Fun. Talk location to be announced, dance follows talk. Are you on our mailing list? Email me at to sign up.


1) September’s aspects begin with Venus square Saturn on the 3rd with continual concerns about drought, wildfires, floods, and storms in many parts of the world. Serious questions about the world economy, ecology, ill health, unemployment and lack of good quality jobs teaching us moral respect, virtue and higher learning abound. The need for a new world harmony and creativity to ward off ignorance and chaotic situations continue. Yet, in many places a ‘party now, die tomorrow’ attitude continues, along with what Chomsky calls ‘the distractor factor’ of spectator sports, music, and entertainment venues. Venus is love, here Saturn seriously questions what really matters, what truly  enters the spiritual will or what just entertains (contains us), as well as what will truly last through time in a virtuous holy good healing way. Lasting values versus love that fails us, is part of this aspect’s question. How we love, be loved, find truth, and live it, is all part of September 25th’s talk on the Gita at OM CAFE!


2) September 7th and 8th Jupiter aspects make for a mostly sweet social and creative play weekend. Good weather for getting out and playing, networking, communicating. Many communications and shifts in consciousness expand the horizons of possibility and growth now.


“It is clear that education should be based upon three principles – the mean, the possible, the becoming, these three.” -Aristotle, Politics and Poetics.


“The Golden Mean is where the mind at rest can fathom the infinite possibility within the moment of striving, ever becoming conscious, aware, awake. This stillness within, this watching the watcher, this inner listening, is the root of all true becoming, growing, knowing, and flowering of awareness. This Silence is Golden to the moment of unfoldment. It is a sun shining in our midnight, a freedom from self habit, an opportunity to renewal and further exploration, adventure, and joy.” -robert of mayflower, Notes on the Way.


3) Mars in Scorpio opposes the Uranus/Jupiter Midpoint, sextiles Pluto giving crazy ‘passive-aggressive’ energy to the month (some may encounter the ‘aggressive-passive types, or even be one, so beware!). Mars in Scorpio can be deeply penetrative and assertive for justice, truth, learning secrets, and making peace or new war. It can also be manipulative (vs. womanipulative, ha!) and forcibly persuasive for desires, goals, even weird fears when one’s heart is not pure. Scorpio is secretive and often afraid to really put the cards on the table or be up front for fear of rejection. Everyone has Scorpio somewhere in their chart, as all these aspects appear for each of us in different astrological houses or departments of life. Some in the home, others at work, etc. The positive side of this is: persuasively strong moves for positive long-term futures, healing up past mistakes, closing up leaks or holes or things that are draining to money or energy, discovering cracks in reality, or draining circumstances and situations that need fixing, and perhaps permanently closing a door to the past for future needs and pursuits. The Uranus/Jupiter vibe adds sudden lucky (or sunken) changes, or challenges offering new opportunities to suddenly open up the game plan in a bigger way. This all escalades and escalates up to Pluto going direct on 18th, and Uranus square Pluto on the 19th portending of many progressive measures taking place to ensure a sound economy, politic, peace and harmonious workings together (or is it more struggling, warring, ill adventures?) Does the drought let up, do food and energy prices continue to soar? Is Romney zooming ahead? Are there more political scandals and sex perversions in the news? More ecological disasters and storms? These last years have been trying for many, and many now call for lasting change and prosperous peace.


“If democracy is not related to money, all the people’s democratic efforts will be destroyed by the power money can assume. So unless money has become a full rights document in which the production sector and the consumption sector are embedded in our society, it will continue to ensure the decline of human creativity, of the human soul, of the power of human creation, and the life of nature.” -Joseph Beuys, from the book ‘What is Money?’


“It is human skill that should attract credit, production capital, and not modern debt. Money should be credit, not debt. In spiritual matters, it is virtue and virtuous action, truth and love, that creates good karma, spiritual credit, and ‘destiny’ rather than karmic ‘fate’, karmic debt. This is the real difference to being a futurist, or being stuck on repeat performance, stuck in the past.” -robert of mayflower


4) The first three weeks of September, JUPITER at ‘Venus Transit’ degree where the Sun/Venus Transit Conjunction of last June 2012 and in 2004. This is critically important degree for Love and Truth to have its say in your life. This month is critical for doing what you love, loving who you love, and finding what and who you love. Living the Highest Truth you see. Anything not done out of total love and truth, honesty, total wholeness with the whole of the world in mind, as well as true inner self, will thwart one’s life and health. Universal truth and love/compassion is called for. Jupiter and Venus work for what helps and heals the greater sense of wholeness, world peace, and backyard politics combined. It is the Grand Mother, the big mother, compassion and sharing. The question is not just ‘are you better’ in the last four years, but also ‘are you inwardly richer’, wiser, more honest, more compassionate, wise, humble, virtuous, greater capacities, universally smarter! This is at first an inner problem of growth and abundance, then outer. The inner unfolds to the outer. ‘As above so below’ is the good old hermetic injunction. ‘On earth as it is in Heaven’ another one. Spirit becomes matter, and hopefully consciousness arises anew. This is not the President’s problem, nor any ‘other’s problem’. This is a question of SELF RELIANCE and learning … (see Emerson’s book ‘Self- Reliance’, or Osho’s ‘The Rebel’, Steiner’s ‘Philosophy of Freedom’, the Tibetan book ‘Liberation in the Palm of your Hands’, Blavatsky’s ‘Key to Theosophy’, Judge’s ‘Bhagavad Gita’ if you want help with understanding this one).


“A human being is said to be confirmed in spiritual knowledge when he or she forsaketh every desire or fear which enters into the heart, and is happy and content in the Higher Self through the Self.” -Bhagavad Gita, a robert of mayflower translation.


5) Fall Equinox on 22nd 10:49 a.m. EST. On September 18th, Pluto goes direct, September 19th Uranus Squares Pluto and Mars occulted or eclipsed by the Moon. This could be strong turning point for many born at the end of March, June, September, or December. All signs affected in some way. A feeling that strong decisions and changes need to be made or will be made for one. Compassion and wisdom must be called upon in such times to weaken impulses of anger, obsession, control-freaking, and fear and rejection. Also those born in first days of April, July, October, or January can feel such changes in the air or future coming. Many changes in job, home, relationships, family, personality, world view. Anyone with major planets at 6 degrees to 10 degrees actually, are feeling the extremes of these deadening or quickening times, these hot or chilling times, these on and off, in or out, ‘this way or the highway’ times. This month’s aspects often bring strange revolts and sudden shifts in both individual and collective consciousness. Still others may feel a quieting and deepening, an inner turning for deeper insight. During such times patience and wise counsel are called for and needed. Anger and craziness to be avoided. All this leads up to more challenging aspects with the Moon occultation of Pluto on 23rd, the Venus square Mars on 27th, and into Harvest Full Moon on 29th; a kind of Truth or Consequences type aspect when a high degree of honesty, truth, and love/compassion is needed. Here decision-making must take place for future goals and dreams to be met, to unfold, or even hold us in place. This crazy aspected near ‘end of the month’ time (as well as December) could also bring warring elements of chaos and stormy confusion; for others, relief. The aspects at end of the month often  trigger quakes, storms, or major shake ups in high places taking place (around 19th, 23rd, 29th). Bad time to party here, or perfect time for a music jam? In esoteric astrology, the inner states of consciousness and spiritual or virtuous soul life (or lack of such) influences such world events and their outcomes. To the purely materialistic and mechanical astrological enthusiast, the planets and aspects manipulate circumstances and trigger or impel, impulse, events. Anyway you look at it, this could be a challenging time, a quite stormy bad weather time, eco troubled, or even quake time in some places of the world. It is a challenging time for world politics, economy, and status quo. Other shake-up times, partially due to triggering of Uranus/Pluto square, for individual change and world event, include September 5th, 10th, 18th/19th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, and 29th. Pretty much, all signs are affected at some point in the month. These are rough days for rough riders, so take good care to behave, get work done responsibly and in timely manner, make right needed sacrifices to attain higher aims and goals. This month is good time to clean up past debts, messes, catch up to details. Good time to rid oneself of unwanted or unneeded ‘stuff’, negative situations not working for your growth. Avoid aggression, anger, or cruel negative judgements, unnecessary emotions. Compassion good, anger and negativity/projections bad. Good month, especially second half, for ridding oneself of negative habits and negative people (repeat offenders) not willing to work to grow and learn. Geo-political hotspots triggered, as well as financial problems on before-mentioned days. Perhaps by end of month we will hear much about the government attempting to create massive new job markets, reconciling a difficult economy with world economy. Danger of much frustration, anger, rebelliousness, radical change, 3rd and 4th week of September. Pluto aspects 18th on indicative for need to improve the quality of our air, water, food, and personal behaviour and habits.


“On the destruction of a tribe, the ancient virtue of the tribe and family is lost; with the loss of virtue, vice and impiety overwhelm the whole of a race.” -’The Bhagavad Gita’, first chapter, William Q. Judge translation.


“The charge which Plato brings, in the Laws, against the intention of the legislator, is likewise justified; the whole constitution has regard to one part of virtue only-the virtue of the soldier, which gives victory in war. So long as they were at war, therefore, their power was preserved, but when they had attained empire they fell, for of the arts of peace they knew nothing, and had never engaged in any employment higher than war. There is another error, equally great, into which they have fallen. Although they truly think that the goods for which men contend are to be acquired by virtue rather than by vice, they err in supposing that these goods are to be preferred to the virtue which gains them.

Once more: the revenues of the state are ill-managed; there is no money in the treasury, although they are obliged to carry on great wars, and they are unwilling to pay taxes. The greater part of the land being in the hands of the Spartans, they do not look closely into one another’s contributions. The result which the legislator has produced is the reverse of beneficial; for he has made his city poor, and his citizens greedy. Enough respecting the Spartan constitution, of which these are the principal defects.” -Aristotle on Politics


Robert Thibodeau is available for private and personal consultation by phone or in person. Call for details or an appointment: (248) 547-8227.


Mayflower Bookshop

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(248) 547 8227



Other significant upcoming astrological aspects include—

-Jupiter goes Retrograde October 4th

-Saturn enters Scorpio October 5th

-Mars enters Sagittarius October 6th

-Mars squares Neptune October 7th

-Sun trine Jupiter & Venus trine Pluto October 9th.

-Mercury goes retrograde on Election Day November 6th followed by

-Solar Eclipse November 13th at 21 degrees Scorpio and a Lunar Eclipse November 28th at 6 degrees Gemini; this should prove to be an exciting time in both politics and economics.


Early October will prove wild and woolly, wonderfully dangerous and alluring, rascal-like and intelligent, with both genius and incredible fool hardiness.


Robert Thibodeau of Mayflower Bookshop and Dr. Schavi Ali

share and explore ‘The Secrets of Self-realization and Happiness, Spirituality and the Bhagavad Gita’ September 25th at OM CAFE, 7 p.m. (suggested donation of $15 to $25).


Dr. Schavi Ali is a retired professor from Wayne State University and Oakland Community College. Her main expertise is ancient history and linguistics. Founder and President of Kem Sia International, a spiritual and intellectual consulting company. Initiated as a Acharya of the path of Sanatana Dharma.


Robert Thibodeau is Mayflower Bookshop, a consulting astrologer, and deep student of Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Tibetan Buddhism, Osho, and all Western Hermetic Wisdoms.