Robert of Mayflower Astrological and Spiritual News and Views

March 1st, 2015

Robert of Mayflower Astrological and Spiritual

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March 2015

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  • March 1st to 3rd – Jupiter trine Uranus. Sudden stroke of luck and good fortune. Many feel ‘thank the lord’ type feeling. Great time to start new projects, break the ice, pay off old bad karma, start again, sing a new song, strong collective voices and/or feeling one is striking out anew or alone, urge to follow one’s own dream. Sudden material good fortune and luck for some. If Jupiter not positioned right in your chart, could be sudden misfortune and turn of bad luck. A sense of family and friends sharing positive experience and growth. New ideas and plans for the future. Rise of new talent. Good for all creative thinkers and artists, those who entertain and beautify. Good time to make plans and patiently work for its completion, fulfilment, and its coming to fruit. Good time to get pregnant or come up with a new idea, creative dream, future impulse and striving. Jupiter/Uranus is individual and collective urge for freedom and creativity, social justice and social renewal. With Mars conjunct lunar south node in first week of March expect (3rd to 5th especially) strong urges for offspring, erotic encounter, need for release, sexuality, victory, sense of being on winning side. Negative side of Mars/node is being overly assertive, assaulting, disruptive, quarrelsome, off the top aggressive or angry. Can make for heroes or fools, we shall see. Jupiter Uranus wants fun and wild antics, playfulness and drama. Good for arts, music, creative juices.
  • March 4th into Full Moon in Virgo on 5th. Venus trines Jupiter, Venus conjuncts Uranus, and Venus squares Pluto. Love is highly charged to make it or break it. This could be a great time for wholesome love magic, or for some it’s love gone tragic or weird, gone wrong. Beware of comparing self to others, jealousy, anger, revenge, or just crazy psychodrama. Good aspect for selfless love, compassion, healing, and helping the less fortunate. Follow your bliss not your unconscious wish. Great time to  throw away the grey and take on new colours. Read an Osho book on Love, give one to a friend. Check out Steiner’s ‘Philosophy of Freedom’, or Manly Hall’s ‘Secret Teachings of All Ages’. Or my ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’. New doors open, old one’s close; what now seems tragic, later will grow a rose garden in your soul. Venus is love, Jupiter wants to go big; Uranus gets a little too wild, and Virgo like a little kid wines and dines and complains while explaining or giving away the trick. Anyway, didn’t mean to go Nostradamus on you. These aspects really good for love working in a selfless and compassionate way to make ‘others’ happy. ‘Selfish’ here doesn’t go far. Some have deeper experience while others face consequences of mistaken views and actions. Many exposed to their own craziness or karma coming back on them, while others just want to leave and never look back. Great opportunities here to reach out beyond oneself. Remember, negativity is its own reward, sympathy is for the devil, and smart intellect most often stands alone. Love anyway, it’s the only thing guaranteed to get you through. Take care around those with deep insecurity, jealousy, anger issues, or just straight out selfishness, carrying shades of dark unconscious need to win at any cost. Good time to help those less fortunate and in greater need. Bad time for power plays or selfish ego plays this month. Clash of ideals and urge to follow one’s feelings too strongly could end in strong conflict or victory depending on intelligence and wisdom available.
  • March 4th to 11th gets nutty with many difficult aspects concerning war and politics around the world. We need the peaceful warrior! The holy spirit of peace and love, social justice and spiritual equality. USA Sagittarius Rising chart has transiting Uranus opposing USA natal Saturn indicating high levels of stress and tension concerning matters of home security, international politics and law, breakthroughs and breakdowns in relationships, technology, structural formalities and demands. Stormy disputes, separations, sudden loss or death, change of fate or destiny, strong reactions. On a positive note, sudden genius to handle any and every ever-changing situation with a high degree of creativity. Can be stormy brutal weather too in parts of the world. Spiritual need to turn guns into garden tools. Practical need to save the honey bee and good farm land for future food. ‘Tis a dangerous time when it comes to world leaders gone astray, geopolitical hotspots, possible new hot spots, sudden need to act or react to negative situations needing correction. Mars aspects tend to aggravate war or contesting, arguments disputes, and disagreements. Important time to take positive action toward higher goals, career, calling. Good time for yoga, meditation, being patient and quietly seeking deeper wisdom concerning surrounding conflicts. Otherwise, yes, these are socializing aspects, party aspects. Good time to work or play with positive spirit towards the future goals. Those with emotional issues and insecurities need extra loving care and may go a little bit manic and crazy in behaviour. Try to be happy for others, it makes good karma for you. Power plays and immediate need for results conflict with long-term wisdom and security needs. Chaotic moments may reshuffle the cards when it comes to cardinal signs and houses in one’s chart. Mutable signs need to quit dreaming and wake up a little more to the hard realities, or do mutable signs need to make that big jump into faraway places and spaces? Fixed signs get further luck and blessings by blessing and helping others to help themselves, sharing your ‘know how’ sows new seeds for future luck and success. March 7th-8th Sun conjunct Chiron leads to maverick or highly unique individualistic endeavour, as well as opportunity to heal some situation or person in your life.
  • March 14th Saturn goes retrograde in Sagittarius heading back into Scorpio signifying that we may not be ready yet for higher wisdom. Mixed feelings confuse clear thinking. Or is there just a need to keep purifying till clearness comes. Trend is to want to get even, revenge, get nasty, kick ass, and play hide and seek. Gosh, real need to do kundalini yoga and go on a spiritual retreat here. Perhaps try vipassanna or something ‘jewelheart.org’ like. Get into a Steiner study group? Saturn near square of Neptune reveals real need to balance spiritual virtuous ideals with everyday practical. Tibetan Buddhism and Rudolf Steiner’s Rosicrucian impulse does much to explain such workings. See my meditation clip on youtube. Far away dreams clash or marry everyday concerns. With Mr. Russia, Putin’s, Mars square his Uranus this month, he will feel the heat to make peace or deeply retreat. Troublesome tidings there unless wisdom and peace soon prevail in that part of the world. Take a breath and listen for higher wisdoms to come. Tendency to give ultimatums and escalate tensions rather than listen to wisdom of higher truths. Good time to read ‘Isis Unveiled’ by H.P.Blavatsky, a truly rosicrucian theosophy book revealing many a spiritual secret to both the past and future. Available at Mayflower Bookshop.
  • March 16th Uranus squares Pluto for the last of 7 times. Explosive changes and world transformations, mutations, gestations, and sudden unnerving gyrations, protests, and sudden endings, new beginnings emerge. New ideas of freedom, invention, re-invention, crisis emergency, and leaping into a brand new future struggle and wrestle with a sense of long-term rootedness, security, tradition, power, and steady as she goes mentality and/or wisdom. This month reveals a real need to put to rest neurosis and crazy chaotic disturbances that offset natural growth and futurity. Need to finalise problems and take serious action toward problem areas. Possible world events that force many to grow. Otherwise deep inner need to grow in new ways. The winds of fate and necessity blow hard for some. Tense turning points this month in history and futuristics. Technological breakthroughs and in other places breakdowns. Important to keep one’s cool head and one’s heart lovingly warm wisdom compassionate this whole month.
  • March 18th Mercury conjunct Neptune can be a day of psychic intuitive insights or one of blind unconscious misleadings, lies, or scandals. Illusions and maya may prevail. Be practical and realistic. Good for psychic dreams and creative inspirations. Good for colourful imaginations, painting, music, poetics, myth making, and drama rather than psycho drama or negative antics. Beware of misreading people. Take weird new news with grain of salt. Take extra care to be crystal clear in communications, yet ideally colourful and romantic to future possibilities. Good time to use a quartz crystal in meditation to get clear messages with angelic possibilities.
  • March 20th Solar Eclipse 29 Pisces, same day as Spring Equinox when Sun goes into Aries! Eery and scary, psychic and holy, or just a good time to step back and take a breath to recharge and reload the camera. 84% of Sun blocked by eclipse over London, more in Scotland. Weird phenomena and news. Challenging aspects for storm or quake or extremes in the weather. Good for telling the truth or making strong positive changes to update or raise one’s consciousness or level of operating. Ridding self of what doesn’t work these coming days clears the space for the new and novel.
  • March 21st doesn’t help any with Moon in Aries eclipsing Uranus and Mars. Avoid explosive situations unless you are ready to diffuse them and bring new peace and order. Need to avoid angry, aggressive, violent situations unless you are there to fix it or repair situation. Yoga and exercise, healthy eating, cleaning, cleansing, purifying, good. Possible major earth changes and collective social changes this month precipitating individual and collective need or consensus for healthy changes. A collective need to honour and love all living beings on earth, even trees and sea, garden and front yards, even stones! Need to consciously create world peace.
  • March 25th Sun trine Saturn brings a bit of logic and sanity into the unconscious tv viewer and electorate. Practical common sense and a more long-term wisdom takes hold here these days to get good grip on what is up now and what is to come. New shared long-term goals emerge. Good for making plans and working with others toward common goals.
  • March 27th Venus square Jupiter kicks off weekend to a good start. Love is in the air, a sense of wild abandon or future escapades are flying out the imagination. Tendency for social or sensuous sharing, good food and friends.
  • March 30th Venus trine Pluto good for long-term love and nourishing the deeper side of heart and health, soul and road ahead. Love and depth work miracles and sound ground.
  • March 31st Mars goes into Taurus; practical money-making sense, security seeking, strong hard drive to go forward no matter what person or situation presents itself. Good for outdoors activities coming up.
  • April 4th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse continues the need for peace in Middle East, Russia, and elsewhere. Emotions run over the top and can be quite destructive if not kept in check with strong intellect and truth. Sense of being at a funeral? Or is it just digging new gardens of world peace and future joys?
  • Mid April’s Neptune oppose USA Uranus can bring floods, stormy crazy weather, information overload, crazy sense of loss or busy busy diffusiveness. Ecology, health concerns, extremes in weather, climate or earth changes, strange politics and war fears, aliens and outer space, oceanic discoveries and worries, all contribute to a need for spiritual and social renewal. Such aspects can bring a sense of renewal in spiritual values and higher virtues in an attempt to raise consciousness to new higher levels, bringing new world peace and a sense of brotherhood, sisterhood, family, friends, and inner peace.

 

Robert Thibodeau, Astrologer, Rare Bookman, 

Spiritual Scientific Researcher. Private appointments for readings available.

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February 2015 Astro News and Views

February 3rd, 2015

Robert of Mayflower’s
Astrological and Spiritual News and Views
for February 2015

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And always keep us so.”
-Emerson

  1. With Pluto opposing State of New York chart in beginning, mid, and end of February, wondering if storm, and/or scandal, will plague the state and surroundings. With Jupiter on Seattle’s Quarterback’s chart, I wondered if Seahawks would win the Super Bowl and they high scoring?! Well high scoring yes. Notice more people calling it the Stupid Bowl, or Stupor Bowl? Funny how many people say they watch it only for the funny commercials?! Most use it as another excuse to party with friends. With Saturn aspects on New England quarterback’s chart, wonder if they too tough, injured, need good running game, low scoring?! No, Tom Brady was one tough guy, and lucky to boot. The real winners were viewers: highly entertaining. Katy Perry won many a heart and eye riding the beast of babylon mechanical Tiger/lion and with a big ‘Roar’ over balloon worlds. Katy the ‘Dark Horse’ sang over a chess board, then dancing on a beach ‘California Girls’ between two sharks (phallos totem) and palm trees, and at finale, Katy was flying a Star through the air high above everybody. Whew, she is a ‘Firework’ for sure. Sounds apocalyptic this revelation of riding the beast, dark horse song on chess board, beach dance tween sharks, and riding a star overhead. Katy seemed to beat the commercials for being entertaining. Lenny Kravitz and his guitar rocked out with Katy, as did Missy Elliot with her ‘Work It’ and ‘Lose Control’.
  2. February 1st Venus conjunct Neptune makes Super Bowl Sunday either exceptionally good for love, or exceptionally bad. Avoid inflation followed by deflation (balls or otherwise). Love ideals and dreams strong, maybe too strong. Venus is love and appreciation or lack of it. Neptune is beautiful dreams and snow storms or melting dreams and abandon, wild abandon or feeling abandoned. Colourful imaginations and dreams.
  3. February 3rd Full Moon in Leo, Sun in Aquarius spins us into fun week and weekend with many dreaming of spring. With Leo, hearts shine; with Aquarius, friends share.
  4. February 4th Moon conjunct Jupiter in Leo on to the February 6th Sun oppose Jupiter it’s good time to connect, re-connect, play and make friends. Good for social activities or planning such. Community sharing or networking, high job performance good, but avoid over-eating, over-talking, or over-doing things. Avoid boasting and over indulgence. Whatever happens seems big with Jupiter.
  5. February 11th Mercury goes direct at one degree Aquarius making coming week great for pushing ahead with one’s long-term and short-term plans and agenda. Good time for furthering oneself and one’s strivings, goals, good for networking, connecting with friends, breakthroughs in understanding, hopes and dreams. Strong ideals of justice. Knowing what to cut out or eliminate helps make space for the new to come in. Rid oneself of what isn’t working to free oneself to go ahead, attain desires, hit the mark straight on (Moon in Scorpio). New chances to grow and succeed come in next few weeks.
  6. February 18th New Moon last degree of Aquarius. Recent east coast winter storm had Venus at same degree. Mercury hits it March 11th and 12th. Look for possible big stormy events last week and half here in February, but also in (March 11-12th with Mars then conjunct Uranus and square Pluto and Solar Eclipse time March 20th). Dangerous time then for explosive angry aggressive activities. Need then for patience, cool calm collected wisdom and compassion. Many explosive troubles around world popping up. Need to kick into quick healing mode and raise oneself to higher level, or chance of exposing oneself to getting sucked into negative situations. Surely quake and volcanic, stormy, times … starts here February 18th, 21st, 23rd, a time to establish good communication and healing or time disparity, contesting, opposition, and  upset; before going into the challenging month of March (after which, many a good time to come).
  7. February 22nd Venus conjunct Mars in early Aries good for love making’s poetic passion, but also on the flip side time to avoid direct confrontation and relationship breakdown or break-ups. Venus is love, Psyche the feeling soul. Mars is Eros/Cupid with his arrows of love, but Mars is also a lord of war, anger, force, guns, not always known for being a good sport. Venus is forgiving and magnetic, but at times brash and crashing into things, hitting it head on or running from things with sulphuric winds. Venus Mars together can be dog and cat fights, or the divine play of gods in romance and new beginnings after tricky endings; or is it just starting again. Aries wants something new to happen, not just the same old same old.
  8. (February 23-25) Next 3 days good for working for long-term benefits. Establishing firm foundations. Honesty is critical, also a good bottom line. February 23rd Sun square Saturn brings pressure and hard work, cold shoulders, tough negotiations, keeping to the book, hard line, walking into blocks or walls; but also good for more long-term or more traditional and conservative views.
  9. February 24th Venus trine Saturn good for long-term love or beauty, paying bills or karma, repairing or restoring, appreciating and acknowledging. Reaping benefits of good work. Responsible workings. Good for renewing vows.
  10. February 25th Mars trine Saturn but also Sun conjunct Neptune makes for good news and bad news, mixed blessings. Hard lines and deceptive sentences. Striving and working for long-term goals good here. Good for practical arts and beautifying, painting and music.
  11. March 2nd to Full Moon weekend 6th to 8th fun loving time, with possible warm up in many areas. Everything comes big now. Good time to love and letting go of what don’t work. Create happiness for self and others now, but make changes and progress without attachment or creating negative psycho drama. Let others have their experience to insure better change of your being entitled to yours. Good time to avoid negative sarcasm and over critical non-constructive attitude and words. Good week for working for happiness by sharing your own inner happy energetic and view. Time for fuller participation with all life. Good for making new friends and ridding oneself of negative factors and behaviours hindering your higher self from more fully flowering.

 

Robert Thibodeau, Astrological and Psychic Intuitive
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Astro News – January 2015

January 1st, 2015

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological and Spiritual 

News and Views for January 2015

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Keep an Open heart for learning and a focused Mind for churning the milk of the Gods; that is, truth and love.”

-robert of mayflower

  • Jan. 1st Mars oppose Jupiter gives lots of energy to socialise, party, and play. Don’t neglect your inner life, inner needs. Here too much good can make ill. Avoid over-doing, over-eating, over-drinking, or doing too many things ending up doing no one thing well. Danger of outspokenness or going out-of-bounds, breaking rules in spirit of freedom (Mars in Aquarius till Jan 12th when Mars enters Pisces). Avoid overcrowding, danger of pile ups or accident from rushing, so take it slow and easy. Good time to find renewed balance in life between self needs and others’ needs.

 

“Eventually you will learn to walk in everyone’s shoes. You can do this inwardly in your heart with compassion and with your mind in truth. Otherwise, it will take many many lifetimes to do it all physically. Choose well O Spirit Soul Pilgrim.”      -robert of mayflower

 

  • Jan. 3rd-4th-5th Sun in hard aspect to Uranus/Pluto square with Full Moon joining the affair. Extremes in the weather, storms, possible telluric (earthly) activities uptick (possible uptick in solar flares, quake, volcano, storms). Sun in Capricorn wants to keep things under wraps or in control. Inner transformations precipitate outer changes. Secret manoeuvres and possible exposure. Usually such aspects bring about stormy weather in many parts of world. Many major news events, breakthroughs, breakdowns in business but also big mergings and plans, sudden insight into politics. (As predicted long ago…it looks like Bush vs. Clinton with Jeb taking the stronger astrological edge with astrological aspects.) Many possible endings or completions and new beginnings. Good time to make necessary changes to improve future. Good time to cut out ill habits and start anew. Geo-political hotspots may be resolved or tendency to expand further. Flu reaches peak perhaps at this time and backs off. Cardinal signs and houses hit hardest for making long-term changes, or being put through changes (Capricorn, Aries, Libra, Cancer Signs and Houses, see your astrological chart). Avoid negative emotions and excessive energy that doesn’t serve your future self, your higher view, virtue, star or God. Such intense aspects escalate one’s good or bad karma…so choose to be ‘good for goodness sake’. Choose Love over anger and fear! Truth over denial. Forgiveness but not idiot compassion. The Buddha and Christ within us is not guilty, it’s the poorly attuned personality that is out of tune with the Higher Self, the Spiritual Self. Compassion, compassion, compassion, but wit and wisdom true too! This is a time when collective consensus is strongly rallied ‘for’ or ‘against’ issues and events. Important to live the life to come to deeper understanding. Working together with others for higher ideals can bring much progress at this time. Otherwise, for some, this is a frustrating time of stress, tension, and opposition. A sense of personal and planetary or ecological crisis may precipitate strong change at this time into March 2015 when the 7th and last in this series of Uranus square Pluto takes place. Geo-political hotspots flare (Putin etc.). Uranus/Pluto’s last strong aspect was mid 60’s when the two planets conjuncted, now they square by 90 degrees. The urge for freedom and sudden bursts of energy and creativity (Uranus in Aries) is challenged by Pluto in Capricorn signifying need to secure and protect, as well as danger of dictate authority and overly strong structure in attempt to lay down long-term security or control, rules and maps. Need to learn how to have power through rather than over.

 

“To make a difference, change yourself to change the world; next try to help others to help yourself. The third and highest level is to honestly act knowing at some deep place we are all one. Love your neighbour as yourself is the ideal.”          -robert thibodeau

 

  • Jan. 8th Moon in Leo conjunct Jupiter followed by Moon entering Virgo could be a day for foreseeing the future. Possible insights and visionary creative imaginations into coming year and next. The heart struggles to love and be creative in the present while the throat and forehead chakra may seem over activated in critique and analysis past and future. New views and feelings come just in time to uplift the moment, avoid un-constructive criticism or negativity. A sense of personal need to survive or to continue along with status quo. A need to move to higher game plan. Collective social needs concerning health or environment, ecology, world dilemma; need for healing self and enlightenment, food/water/air. Avoid haste and over-rushing, loose speech and irritability, over criticalness or harsh words. Good for cleaning and fixing up things. Avoid unnecessary travel. (Mars hits midpoint of Uranus/Pluto, accident aspect, sense of need to emerge from some emergency. Also one of strong direct blunt, possibly honest, speech or leaks.) Pluto opposes USA Sun gives strong feelings of opposition, shame/blame, fanatical power urges and struggles. Need for selfless observation and awareness, truth. Possible world event causing strong collective reactions. Or is it more a sense and need for rebirth of ideals, goals, sense of self in relationship to the larger social collective identity. Crisis of identity and need to protect the little ones, land and water. Sense of rooting, consolidation, empowerment, or loss of such.

 

“When confused, simplify. Eat simply, think simply, be kind. Love your enemies.”     -robert of mayflower

 

  • Jan. 12th Mars enters Pisces till Feb. 20th giving much imagination and libido energetic to dreamers and schemers. Here strong men can get weak, sentimental, passive; while the weak or over-sensitive suddenly get macho aggressive and externally demonstrative. Some women with right aspects to this suddenly get really strong and take over, rise in leadership or success, fame. For some others, loss of such. Mars squares Saturn on 15th Jan. making for many a hard bump of reality, crash landings back to reality and bottom line, along with real take on work at hand, practical needs. Sudden need to wake up and smell the coffee. Then Mars conjuncts Neptune on 19th as Venus opposes Jupiter makes for good aspects for the arts, movies, imagination, acting (even acting up), silliness, romantic escapades, and future plans, travel plans.  Although this last week can find ill timing and out of balance energies, danger to those on drugs or wrong meds; this is an exotic time of spiritual imagination, inspiration, and intuition for many. This strong aspect influencing 17th to 22nd is highly imaginative, romantic, erotic, and creative. While some may feel lost at sea (samsara’d out), for many it’s good for the arts, music, fantasy, futuristic, dreamy, or even mystical and psychic experience. Time to buy a new tarot deck? Good time to learn to be psychic, intuitively spiritual. This period of time could also prove for some to be difficult time to see clearly what is going on with self and the world, with markets and politics and behind the scenes manipulations. Being clear and above board honest is the most important thing during this time. Water and oil issues blurry. Strange illusions and delusions, weird movie and tv motifs lacking spiritual or virtue imagination, true nature. Beware of schemes to get rich quick. News may be erroneous or misleading. Need for strong practical rationality as well as clear heart felt intuitive perceptions.

 

“Beholding the tension of opposites with a wish for universal love, in time gives an equality of understanding and wisdom second to none. It’s all in the awareness and the patience of a mother giving birth. Have compassion for yourself and others, we are not enlightened. Silent witnessing is key, you are the door.” -robert of mayflower

 

  • Mercury going retrograde on 21st with Moon conjunct Mercury and Venus that day actually may help many to clear their minds and hearts as to what is the most important things to do, what has priority and inferiority as to one’s needs and futures. Fateful or karmic relationships clash with higher octave possibilities and rapport. Aquarius Mercury/Venus/Moon can make for vast ‘over reach’ and too many diffuse and varied plans. Focussing on one thing at a time helpful to completing tasks. New technologies can overwhelm or confuse. Re-troll, retrograde (apparent backwards motion) Mercury makes for reflective thinking, going over things again, going back to fix things. Also, ‘re’-calls, retro, reminders, reviews, returns, repeat, revisit, reincarnate, but recreation too. The past collides with the future as there is a greater need and tendency to immediacy, living in the present while honouring the past and future. An impatience with friends. A need for direct experience and a feeling of ‘hurry up and wait’, contrarian tendencies too. Aquarius has big plans and lots of social life. Mercury retrograde demands down time, quiet time, reflective time, contemplative time, inward pondering, and certainty of need for self and what is need of other. Aquarius wants it all now and is too busy to slow down the fast pace, tendency to be all over the place. This month something could break from such opposite tensions or extremes. Everything or nothing urge. By the time Mercury goes direct on Feb. 11th, there is a sense of how to work with others for mutual benefit and reward.

 

“If you are willing to learn, anything could happen. That openness to learn is a selfless act turning the key to the door of wisdom.” -robert of mayflower

 

  • Jan. 22nd Moon square Saturn and conjunct both Neptune and Mars gives a sense of where one is out of bounds and needs to relax, slow down, catch up or mess up. Peculiar dreams and psychic experience. Struggle between ideal and practical reality. Possibility to manifest dreams or jump into dreamy ideals for some.

 

“The apprentice knows it takes time to have a good craft. Mastering the self is key to mastering life.” -robert of mayflower

 

  • Jan. 25th Moon occultation of Uranus, sudden change of plans or direction. For some, sudden flare ups, shift of direction, emotional upset or reversals; or is it just need to go to the next higher level with new or advanced game strategy and sense of new found freedom?

 

“Expand your social circle by serving the higher self of others. This may or may not always be appreciated by others, but it insures your own spiritual and material growth.” -robert of mayflower

 

  • Jan. 30th Venus square Saturn and Sun conjunct Mercury gives time to catch up to work and love, pleasures and responsibilities. Danger of procrastination may cause problems. Yet, patience in right place can be medicine. Acute awareness of wants and desires in self and others. Possible sudden coming to light of awareness about ways to go, strive, attain, or quit struggle.

 

“Dreams are only good if they become real. As for nightmares, it’s best to leave them in the dream state.” -robert of mayflower

 

  • Feb. 1st Venus conjuncts Neptune. Ideals of love and future plans inspire one to dream on. Melting of plans. Infatuation and longing for the impossible or far away. Strong ideals in love. Psychic dreams or premonitions. Good day to buy a tarot deck or astrology or spiritual practice text.

 

“If you over eat, you will have to over eliminate. All things in balance. Fun is in stretching the balance yet keeping harmony between the inner and outer, higher and lower.” -robert of mayflower

 

  • Feb. 3rd Full Moon in Leo, Sun in Aquarius makes for strong, ‘all ahead go’, week ahead culminating in great week end 6th to 8th for those prepared to socialise or party with friends. With Full Moon on China’s Mars/Pluto conjunct look for aggressive assertiveness or angry actions or reactions for powers that be there. Clashing of swords or just strong words?

 

 

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Last thoughts—

“May all your dreams come true, and your nightmares go back to where they came from.” -M

Astro News and Views – December 2014

December 1st, 2014

 

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological & Spirited News and Views 

for December 2014. Mayflowerbookshop.com on the Web.

 

Robert of Mayflower’s Cd Release Party, a Mayflower Bookshop Affair

Dec. 5th New Way Bar in Ferndale next to OM CAFE, 8 to 11 p.m. Free.

Music and Songs. Friends such as Bob Monteleone, Carolyn Striho, Holly Bernt, Mary McGuire, Chris McCall and more coming to sing couple of songs. Fun in the Full Moon Spirit. The new CD ‘Folk Rock Love’ will be available for purchase at the party, or at Mayflower Bookshop, or on CD BABY on line.

 

The spiritual intelligence of the heart is what redeems and makes ever new the past, sees the many tendencies of possible futures, and lives forever in the presence of the present to tell the story, live the story, and live fully the life, love and wit. Be mindful of the heart, good hearted in the mind.

 

  • Dec. 1st Moon occultation of Uranus makes for restlessness, revolting or jolting wakenings, novel experience, sudden shifts or reversals or second sight looks. Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Cancer signs and houses need be patient and aware, vigilant yet quick to see sudden shifts and the subtleties of coming changes.
  • Dec. 4th into Full Moon on Dec. 6th creates atmosphere for joy and fun loving experiences. Breakthrough insights, sudden turn of fortune, good luck, fortunate purchase or sale, sudden arousal of positive force. Lucky time for love and adventure, travel and communications, peace making, or opening new doors for opportunity. Good time to get all your shopping done during first 2 weeks of December because later rough astrological weather and vibrations. Dec 15th on through Christmas rougher times and weather inwardly and without.
  • With Mars squaring the ‘Transformation Point’, there is much assertive, aggressive, transformative energy from Dec. 5th to 8th. Avoid angry, explosive, situations of high stress, avoid forcefulness unless absolutely necessary. Good time to clean things up, fix things up, be up and positive for good luck and good fortune as we plunge forward into our individualised and collective imagined futures. Much courageous activities and truth telling, fact finding, first to weeks of December.
  • Dec. 8th Jupiter turns retrograde till April 8th 2015 giving especially fixed signs and houses (Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio) an opportunity to update, review, renew, and transform one’s appearance, social identity, fashion, and look. Possible changes in one’s ways of working and playing with money, possessions, investments, friends, lovers, and one’s own future plans. Pride and egotism could bring fall and detriment here. Fall from power for some, others retreat, review and renew, in preparation for better times coming.
  • Dec. 10th Venus enters sign of Capricorn till January 3rd. Feelings and urges for love and appreciation take on a much more practical and long-term meaning. False hopes dash and reality may crash over idealistic dreams, but the truth of who you are in the long run and forever slowing is making its way into your every day. Trust the miracle of your self reappearing again and again and again. Love will move you, truth will still you to the bone of reality; between these two is a secret you whispering in, and to, your heart.
  • Dec. 11th to 14th Moon, Mercury, and Sun aspecting Jupiter making this another fun weekend for friends, social life, gatherings, travel, making plans, meetings. One’s personal feelings and mindfulness of something greater coming up over the horizon propels this weekend into healing joy and adventurous rendezvous.  Avoid undue negativity or criticism; yet nail it in the bud if someone or something out of hand. Avoid over-reactions or angry response to bratty brash verbiage from others, with Moon in Virgo there is a tendency to take things too personally or seriously and miss the big wave unexpected joy and opportunity. Keep your eye on the star overhead and in your own heart for a deeper breath of life.
  • Night of 14th but especially Monday Dec. 15th when Uranus squares Pluto for the 6th of 7 times (March 2015 last of 7 Uranus/Pluto squares)… and through to Dec. 28th when Moon conjuncts Uranus. Expect the unexpected. Extremes and urgencies in world weather, politics, economics, and emotional relationship. Expect more protests and upsets around the world. Uranus wants truth and social justice but gets impatient for due process or karma to reach fruition. Uranus urges freedom and awareness but can rush things, be impatient and brash. Pluto wants things to go on as they were without any upset or change but can become boring and too authoritative and over demanding. Positive side of Uranus is genius and original planning, novel experience waking one up to new possibilities and opportunities. Pluto can be selfless wisdom, right view, compassion with patience to learn anew eternal verities. Pluto rules the most powerful elite, power and authority, but also rules the poorest, the bottom rung of the ladder, the underworld and secret doings. Uranus rules new technology, communications, networking, genius, upfront honest blunt. Pluto and Uranus last conjuncted in 1960s during racial riots, student unrest, antiwar sentiment, hippies and authoritative straights; and when many thought ‘flower children’s idealistic yet naive love affairs would heal the world. We can see many familiar metamorphosed concerns in comparing the ‘60s to now as Uranus squares Pluto. Uranus and Pluto work best together when there is freedom of speech, equality of spirit and soul, a spiritual sense of brother and sister, a family togetherness, and a sense of compassion and loving kindness to all life. This aspect can make for tough weather. Colder in many spots of the world, hotter in others; extremes in the weather and behaviour. Much need for patience and wise forethought before making hasty action. And for sure, for many, it’s time for a big change that is overdue. Change or be changed is another motif. Another is get smarter and raise oneself up by one’s own boot (book) straps or flow and let go and don’t complain. It is important to blame oneself for needed change. You can change yourself, hard to change others; so start there with the self. Avoid shame and blame, guilt and taking things personally. That is a distraction from getting things done. Try seeing the higher self, higher potential, the highest spiritual possibility. Feel guilty if you are not living up to that higher self, all other guilt is what we pay ourselves so we’ll do it again. All confessions are of love. All others are sham fake confessions. No shame or blame, just learning and burning up old karma. Now and later in December, early January, and March 2015 more stress and tension in war zones of the world as further Uranus/Pluto aspects complete and finalise last few years, or even what got put into motion during the 60’s. Putin Ukraine problems continue into March 2015 when much is figured out, but at what price these various struggles and wars cost to humanity, the world? We need a new breed of peace-makers and wisdom sharers. Crazy markets, politics, weather, and stressful workings during all these before mentioned times; but much opportunity to grow now.
  • Dec. 20th Possible difficult travel, harsh weather, and difficult relationships at this time. Venus conjunct Pluto triggers s few rough days through to the 28th. Good for bonding and inner attunement, but rough on those fixated on the outer world. Travel may get frustrated, as well as love life and family affairs. More scandals in news. Avoid jealousy or loving someone for who you want them to be, rather than who they are. And without true spiritual teachings (i.e. Osho, Tibetan, Rudolf Steiner, H.P. Blavatsky, Manly Hall) how we going to know who we are?!? When we don’t feel that we can control ourselves, we try to control others. Can’t love another without loving yourself. Can’t give what you don’t have. Much to learn these daze. Issues concerning love and money, mine and yours, what i want to do or you want me to do, arise. Possessiveness and jealousy issues may once again give tough learning lessons here. Such aspects also trigger splits, breakups, infighting, animosity, and personal struggles to keep what one has. A sense of dire endings and/or new beginnings. Tendency for loss or death, partings of the way, separations. For some, deep sense of super sensuality, super sensibleness, and need to cut out or re-commitment to the goal. Some learn to love deeper, making deeper commitment to self growth and learning; while others need to cut losses. Know the truth and the truth will set one free. They never say know love and you will be free. Start with Higher Truth, this will help find and protect true love. If you start with love, you may later find sour or bitter truth. Start with Truth. Truth is what holds us all. Facts and truth are often different. Truth is what invokes our higher self, our bigger self, our spiritual self. Know the Truth and the Truth will set you free. Know Love and you will find true commitment.
  • New Moon Dec 21, but also Winter Solstice and Uranus going direct from retrograde. The 15th, 20th to 25th, 28th, can lead to some pretty big changes for the world, big revelations, and creative new insights, connections, and break aways from old standards or outworn relations. Much change and rearranging going on for many. Shake out the old and in with the new you. Merry Crystals and Happy ever renewable you! Winter Solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year. The 4 days from the Solstice to December 25th, Christmas, is a recapitulation of the four elements and 4 earth evolutions. We are now in the middle of the 4th earth. Mineral, plant, animal are the gifts of the last 3 earth evolutions. The physical, etheric, and astral body are the human evolutionary work of the last 3 earth incarnations. This 4th earth period we are on is developing a sense of ‘I AM’, the ‘Mind Stream Continuum’ of the reincarnating ego awareness (See m’book ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’ for more insight on this). There are 3 earths to go where human beings will develop universal mind, love/compassion, and truth body or God awareness. The 12 days of Christmas beginning on Dec. 25th and ending January 6th is symbolic and representative of the spiritualising of the four fold physical/emotional/mental/ego by the trinity of Holy Father God (Eternity Space), Hermes/Christos (Mind Stream Continuum), and Holy Mother or Holy Spirit (forever change, motion, virtue, karma). Twelve being 3 times or transforming the 4. I know this is esoteric, see my book ‘Astrological Aspects the Art’ for more. The idea is to attune to living time through creating sacred space within to ponder these mysteries of self, higher self, world. It’s in all the bibles of the world if one could just interpret correctly. For the spiritually attuned person, Solstice to Jan. 6th can be a most transformative regenerative renewing time of the year. A spiritual rebirth can take place. Rudolf Steiner’s books ‘Rosicrucian Wisdom’ and ‘Outline of Occult Science’, as well as ‘Festivals of the Year’, and ‘Cycle of the Year’ can be very helpful materials to study. Also see the Bhagavad Gita, its 16 chapters (4 plus 12) can reveal much. The Gita is all Gandhi carried for his spiritual inspiration to act courageously and virtuously. I suggest the Judge and Arnold edition.
  • Dec. 23rd Saturn goes into Sagittarius till June when it retrogrades back into Scorpio. Saturn returns then to Sagittarius in Sept. till Dec. 2017. Late fixed signs and early mutable signs may feel the delays, obstructions, stuck learning lessons, or hard work of it all during these times. Much wisdom learned though, laying a better foundation or inner life in the works too. The fixed signs and houses of Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius, and Leo will work off the karma and feel the pinch of a bit of tough times, bad luck, or hard work (the last few years and a bit); but maybe its just laying back and being more patient for the positive arrival. For the next three years the mutable signs have to get more grounded and back to working on self, long-term goals. Need to be patient/enduring/’stick to it’ endeavouring and persevering. Saturn in Sage Sagittarius can bring back a sense of higher knowledge, wisdom and deeper meaning to life. You may suddenly remember what you once knew but forgot. A return to wisdom and loving insight. At first though its a sudden recognition that one hasn’t always been operating out of one’s own higher purposes and spiritual mind. Scorpio’s influence can act out of insecurity or fear, incompleteness and partiality, limitation and smallness. Saturn says there is never enough. The next 3 years should re-establish spiritual wisdom knowledge as being most important in high and low places. Hopefully we will individually and collectively start to re-think in more spiritual and virtuously holistic terms. The poet’s injunction that one cannot disturb a flower without the troubling of a star may return to everyday doings, workings. In other words, to hurt another is to, in time, hurt oneself. To love another is to love the self. We are the world, the world is ‘I’. The principles of karma and reincarnation are an important fact, and maybe the time is finally coming soon when all humanity will come to know each other as one spiritual family recycled and returning forever till the whole world is enlightened and at co-creative peace. We are on a learning curve seeking wholeness and a more creative co-creative life. Om Mani Padme Hum, May all beings find happiness and the working causes of such.
  • New Years Eve into January 1st big party over the top time. Mars opposes Jupiter during this time. Avoid excess and accident or illness due to over doing, exaggerating, over eating or drinking. Danger of egotism and waste, accident by carelessness or egotistic pride. Otherwise, fun time for sure.
  • Jan. 3rd Sun square Uranus while conjuncting Pluto on eve of Full Moon Jan. 4th Solar Flares, quake and storm time? Certainly good time to dance through the changes, find yoga solutions to enhance opportunity and chance, change and sudden rearrangements. Time to meditate, not medicate, one’s neurosis or problems away. Such aspects make for further warring and argument, triggering geo-political hotspots and hot shots. Such aspects precipitate and predict coming times, intense astrological aspects in March, when many a conflict will find final resolution and/or completion, ending, conclusion. Many a struggle and conflict finalise or end in March making for many a new begging or beginning.

 

Robert’s News and Views for December 2014

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Astrology News and Views – November 2014

November 4th, 2014

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological and Spiritual 

News and Views for November 2014

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(248) 547-8227

 

‘Love only can beget artistic power
And make an artist’s work bear fruit and live.’

-Johannes to Maria, ‘The Soul’s Probation’, Rudolf Steiner’s second Mystery Play

 

Coming Events with robert of mayflower:

  • Nov. 9th 5pm-7pm at Mayflower Bookshop ‘Further Researches on the Holy Grail, Goetheanum and Cathedral, the Body as Sacred Tempo – Meditation and Living the Spiritual Life’ (Seats limited to about 12 people.) $20 donation reserve space. $25 at door
  • Nov. 22nd 7pm-9pm at Mayflower Bookshop ‘Astrology Now into 2015 and Beyond’ (Seats limited to about 12 people.) $20 donation reserve space. $25 at door
  • Dec. 5th 8pm-11pm at New Way Bar, Ferndale ‘Robert of Mayflower’s CD Release Party (with special guests) – see below for details
  • Astrological Calendars for 2015 $2 off until Nov. 15th – mention this ad

 

  • November 4th Moon conjunct Uranus (an occultation) brings upsets, turn-arounds, reversals, many quick changes with long lasting results into our lives. Good time to begin anew, update, improve, start anew striving for one’s highest ideals to be most practically achieved. Now and in next two weeks, brings about many a change in money and politics, love and sexuality. Some are too serious and/or moody, wanting much control and/or security, others frisky and obnoxious, quirky and toxic or rambunctious. Saturn is in Scorpio wanting serious grounding and intelligent long-term relations, rationality, real inner and outer security. Some lack such. Saturn denies, Uranus can free, or is it just outraged cries of resistance to inevitable inevitables. On Nov. 12th Venus conjuncts Saturn and Mars squares Uranus. Take a long and slow look, change is coming for sure, so make the right steps toward growth and prosperity, inner sanity and spiritually profound, pure hearted futurity now. Danger of premature hasty actions, hastiness, accidents, mishaps and reactions. Power plays clash with need to play, or find time to pray, make peace, garden friends and land.
  • Crazy days for stormy weather, quakes of awakening, volcanoes of erupting emotions or new views, flooding of information, turbulent waters of emotions conflicting with thinking are Nov. 4th, 10th to 13th, 16th to 18th, 20th; give or take a day. Best days for fun and pleasure, relaxation or creative peacemaking are 9th, 11th eve, 13th eve into 14th, 20th, 22nd-23rd, 26th.
  • Dec. 5th Friday 8pm to 11pm and on—Robert of Mayflower’s CD RELEASE and Mayflower Bookshop Party at the New Way Bar in Ferndale Mi. (three and a half blocks north of 9 Mile on Woodward, next to OM CAFE). Carolyn Striho, Bob Monteleone, Chris McCall, Holly Bernt, Mary McGuire all coming to do a couple songs too to add to the magic. Robert will perform new songs off the CD! It’s gonna be fun.
  • November 6th Full Moon in practical Taurus with Sun in sensuous Scorpio accentuates need for spirituality and love to unfold together. Gently explode like a rose if lusty and young, or go with the flow to flower and go beyond your own limits for wisdom and compassion, ideals godlike and insanely real. Some experience a new dawn of higher consciousness and further adventures in sacred relationship by incorporating others to awaken higher consciousness and the wish for freedom within themselves. Here we can only help others to help themselves. Job, world sense of self, is changing. Need to let go of attachments or fixations, or danger endangering oneself to repeat troubles, feel electrocuted or magnetised to repeat offenders or repeat offences. Time for lies to be found, abusers to be bound. Truth has a good moment here to find higher reality to realise. Hang on tighter for change and better situation or opportunity, but don’t forget to open to new learning. When we fail to learn something each and every day, we go old, grow old, and lose the gold we came in with but forever have somewhere inside. So how much can you take of repeat offenders and stuck-in-the-mud thick repeats of yourself or low brow neurotics and repeat rinses trying to purify? Try something new, within yourself to grow; go where freedom allows true conversations and sharing.
  • Nov.10th into 12th Mars conjuncts Pluto and then squares Uranus. The need for truth and love, wisdom and compassion in both high and low places. The need to arrest negative tendencies and chaotic mind. Lots of stress and tensions over conflicting views. Ever-changing conditions, uncertain futures, violent or forced solutions by necessity stir uncertain reactions. Need to re-psychologize or be psychologized. Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Tibetan Buddhist Mind Training, Osho, Manly Hall: these are the ultimate psychology of the human soul striving and seeking wholeness, wellness, sanity, and enlightenment, freedom from neurosis and freedom to be, become, beness. Lack of patience and tolerance for others, lack of wisdom/compassion/wit, really take their toll in these days and surrounding days. Mars is war-like, but can be Michaelic courage and bravado for truth and wit, heroism and virtuous deeds. All astrological aspects have a higher and lower resonance. It is up to each of us to reach for the highest ideal and virtue, working to manifest or incarnate such in our daily life. Stillness meditation, watching who is watching, listening with our hearts to the bigger story within each and every one of us, is always a good start and finish to the day. (See ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’  for further insights to higher and lower side of every astrological aspect.) Otherwise, look for stormy politics, warring factions, discursive negative emotions and thinking, anger issues, wrong calls and ill response. Such aspects make for tendencies to hasty or nasty actions and reactions. Mars in Capricorn can be very assertive and aggressive to attain aims and desires. If you know what you are doing and have a higher intention and virtuous soul, this can be a successful time for transformative endeavour and success. Time for certainty and strong action. Good time for bold strong action to get the job done, accomplish the task, further one’s aim and goal. Negatively, this time could be chaotic, crazy, violent, stormy, destructive, rough and weird for sure. Avoid shame and blame games as well as woundology psychology, repeat offenders, and perverted intentions. Bad time for fantasies and getting high, escaping, or causing others’ grief. It’s aways a bad time for that, but with such aspects one should be cleaning up things, not causing further toxic messes. The higher side is courage for truth, following a higher calling or love, persisting in one’s spiritual or inner path, working hard for goals, sacrificing now for a better tomorrow, helping those less fortunate, and cleaning up past karma. Expect possible wild turbulent times in markets, ecological troubles, vexing situations. World troubles can escalate during such stressful aspects. Need for law and order. Many fears around health, warring nations, and political  economic religious conflicts. Mars opposing, and Uranus squaring, USA Sun, does not help. U.S. may feel need to lead world to higher ethic and peace-making. Very strong response to any negative attack or criticism. Many political changes due to aftermath of mid-term elections.
  • Nov 13-14 Sun square Jupiter and then Moon conjunct Jupiter along with Nov. 16th Neptune direct gives many excuses and opportunities to escape, play, plan better future or travel, or chance to dance or romance anew.
  • Nov. 18th Serious Sun conjunct Saturn in Scorpio defines a time for serious grave matters being dealt with. Some die, some wish they were dead; others dead faced deal with money facts, bottom lines, past debt or karma. The Sun brings light to grave or serious issues. Many tough decisions need to be made to secure ground or future striving. For some sweet endings, others sour. Simple hard work and selfless striving for higher ideals need much patience and persistence at this time. Love and Sex may find it hard to meet, friendship and love ties challenged by practical needs and realities needing to be faced.
  • Nov. 20th Venus square Neptune. Foolish love dreams, money delusions, false fancies and illusions of either grandeur or impoverishment. Good for creative arts.
  • November 22nd New Moon in Sagittarius, Sun and Moon enter Sage Sagittarius with Mercury square Jupiter, look for renewal of relationships of the mind and heart working together to attain higher aims and goals. Any new ideas or projects need positive review and quick fix up before further tests, trials and tribulations, purifications. November 25th Mercury conjunct Saturn and Moon conjunct Pluto brings possible tough weather to some parts. Cold and gridlock. Good time to work on catching up to oneself. Good for meditation, yoga, self reflection.
  • Nov. 30th Mercury square Neptune dreamy illusory feverish wanting and yearnings for escape or trips to ideal places … into Dec. 1st’s Moon/Uranus which gives a quick wake up and slap of reality to some.
  • Dec. 5th from 8pm to 11pm and on. Robert of Mayflower’s CD new songs release and Mayflower Bookshop Party at New Way Bar in Ferndale next to OM CAFE. Come for the fun. Carolyn Striho, Holly Bernt, Bob Monteleone, Chris McCall, and few others coming to do a couple of songs around Robert’s performance. Call Mayflower Bookshop for more info.
  • Dec. 4th Venus trine Jupiter and Sun trine Uranus followed by Dec. 5th Mercury trine Uranus and Dec. 6th Full Moon makes for three magnificent days of creative good work and play, loving friends and much sharing, networking, good communications and connection. Good time to shop, buy, sell, play, rearrange creatively one’s present unwrapping into the future.
  • Dec. 12th into 14th Sun/Mercury in good Jupiter aspect continues the pleasant weather and good social life, merry spirits and good times.
  • Dec. 20th to 25th looks tough for weather, shopping, friends, stormy stresses and emotions with a number of Pluto aspects stressing everybody out. Good for patience and compassion in face of personal and world problems. Good time to review long-term needs, as well as one’s ‘many lifetime’ concerns.

 

-Robert of Mayflower

 

Robert Thibodeau, Astrological Consultant

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Can’t Live Without Love

 

“Bethink, Johannes, how the One Soul must —
A personality apart from all —
Evolve from out the womb of time.
Love serves to knit together separate souls
Not kill their individuality.
The moment is upon us, when we twain
Must test our souls, and find the spirit-path
That each must follow for its separate good.”

-Rudolf Steiner’s second mystery play, ‘The Soul’s Probation’, Maria speaking to Johannes (i.e. Mary to John, wisdom to love).

 

 

“We must become conscious of a higher form of community, founded in the freedom of love among sisters and brothers as a breath of magic that we breathe in our working groups.” 

(Rudolf Steiner, Dusseldorf 15 , June 1915, Preparing for the Sixth Epoch)