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Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Here it is:

  1. Biden tough Saturn/Pluto in sky oppose his birth Jupiter indicates tough times.
  2. Elizabeth Warren with Jupiter transit in sky opp her natal birth Venus … is not enough charm, charisma, or whatever to keep folks loving up. She could end up by default, everyone else falling, at the end zones. Tough though to have winning smile.
  3. Bernie Sanders has good aspects at the moment and can keep rising in the ranks and virtues of presidential material, spirit. End of March may be trying … but at election time his good aspects could carry him if he makes it there, he may.
  4. Mike Bloomberg astrology? Pluto, if time of birth right, is coming to oppose his natal ascendant … all hell is about to break loose; but as we get past mid April his aspects get better and better into election. He can’t be too smart folks; after all, he’s running for president. (yes, a joke). Here is how he could be smart, choose Michelle Obama for VP. Or some one that cool and female.
  5. My Prediction is that President Trump will lose the election. Of course i could be wrong, but I wasn’t last time when 300 of the best astrologers in the USA said in the Wall Street Journal that Mrs. Clinton would win. Good luck with them. Wall Street avoided my prediction and said they were doing me a favor. Hmmm. I am not against being wrong, but my reputation with Tibetan lamas and far right clients was based on honesty and predictions, not favorites. I am also predicting that Michelle Obama may be winner if running for Pres or as VP. I get that some one new may enter last moment and carry it. Astrology is a wonderful science art, astrologers are not always up to par. So we will see.
  6. As for the Corona Virus, we have to get through March into mid April to know for sure what is up. Even if its a bluff scare, what’s wrong with a month’s supply of water and food and toilet paper ? No fear, just common sense.
  7. May all of us read and learn the virtues and cares of the many little saints and angels who shared spiritual truths and ways of life making us all happy, holy, sacred with land and sky and the divine in each other.
  8. Marianne Williamson, a kind of friend at times, should be on the cabinet of whoever wins.
  9. Decide to get top 22 books at mayflower before you are locked up in your own pathos or somebody else’s.
  10. No matter, blessings and love beyond limits.
love and truth, mind, and common sense,
robert of mayflower

Astrological and Spiritual News and Views – June 2013

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Robert of Mayflower’s Astrological 

and Spiritual News and Views for June 2013

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Weather and wild extremes in behaviour continue as we just passed another Uranus square Pluto. We are discovering a planetary mind, a more universal holistic thinking able to work with, and be co-creative with, the whole of humanity and all living things. Perhaps we will yet discover a politics of wisdom and compassion. Uranus’s impulse for freedom and higher intelligence struggles with Pluto’s shadow side of ignorance, delusion, greed, attachment, insecurity, limitation, fear, terror. Pluto’s higher octave of selfless compassion and an understanding of a true nature of self as truth and love, an angel in the becoming, a participant co-creative with all life struggles with Uranus’s shadow side of noise, change without real change, and meaningless contest, conflict, and senseless one-up-manship and war. The ancient wisdom thought that cataclysmic weather was related to collective humanity’s negative emotions of anger and hate. Our modern dilemma includes pollution and violence, numbness and escapism. Our hearts close up and what will awaken the heart soul again with wonder, joy, compassion, and social participation? Uranus will square the USA Sun sign as Pluto opposes it in the coming months into next year. Uranus is like Hermes, or Prometheus, an awakener of higher mindedness. Pluto is negativia, a being dragged into the underworld, the unconscious, and a forcible facing of consequences of past history, karmic mistakes (mis-takes). Pluto is also a letting go of the past, a dying in becoming, a shedding of old skins, a rebirth, a renewal, a turning point allowing renewed awareness and participation with deeper love, compassion, truth of inner being in relationship. There are a few big turning points in history upon us. May the change be positive. A huge cycle is ending and a new one beginning. Many people are rediscovering themselves and the world round, which is a good thing to do at this time. The Mayflower bookshop carries books on every sacred religion and spiritual teachings available. Ben Franklin once had a bookshop like Mayflower. There has never been a time when so many spiritual teachings were available for us to make use of. Each of us is called to awaken anew, to rise to a higher calling, to be and become the art and artist of divinity. May each of us learn to divine the divine in all moments, things, and each other. May every heart flower, every mind awaken, every soul shine. May all beings awaken to their true calling, work, love and truth nature. OM! The book ‘Astrological Aspects the Art,’ is not just an astrology book, it’s a treatise on modern spirituality revealing a keen relationship of Steiner’s teachings with buddhism, hermetics with self-initiation and spiritual awakening, mythology and the descent and re-ascent of the goddess, the chakras and sacred geometry. Blessings.


  • June 2nd into 3rd Mercury entering sign of Cancer plays into a grand trine with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio. Good day for getting keen insights into the next few months. Jupiter will trine Saturn and Neptune in July triggering (hopefully) a creative new views, an urge for world peace and prosperity, good year for farmers and gardeners, many a pleasing social and spiritual experience, and many a good time. Many plans being made now for the better futures. Premonitions and dreams open possibilities. Venus peeks north declination of 5th, love ideals high-minded find a star to follow.
  • June 7th Venus trines Neptune and Saturn triggering grand trine embracing love and good friendship, family, financial, and social affairs. If you know who you are and what is your right working relationship to the world, proceed. Otherwise, Unfortunately, the same day here on the 7th, Neptune goes retrograde, Moon conjuncts Mars, Mercury opposes Pluto, and Mars squares Neptune; this could prove to be a really crazy day leading to a week of mixed messages and strangely beautiful weather. A mixed bag of fortunate and good aspects along with some very challenging aspects of frustrations, anger, struggle to reach ideals, sense of injustice and need to rectify, correct. Possible rough week coming of weird weather and behaviour. Avoid craziness, pathological states of mind. It’s a bad hair and drug/medication week of lies and bad lipstick (faҫades and illusion, delusion and projection of fear/desire) for many parts of the world. Bad day to have bad company or to be or be with someone who is hostile, fraudulent, angry, vexed, or projecting falsities and negativity. Strange comings together and stranger partings of the way, weird dreams. A heavy news day at the least. Extra caution needed to avoid acting up or over-reacting. Mars/Neptune aspect for food poisoning or illness, strange weather, UFO or Virgin Mary sightings, weird cosmic phenomena, pollution, and sci-fi. Many a spiritual vision or dream at this time. Good aspect at times for creative imagination, music and the arts, high ideals and the most spiritual strivings. Bad time to take high risk. The weekend into next Tuesday full of happy/sad, sweet/bitter experience. Sudden loss or death, sudden birth, the world seriously goes round with many a rise and fall in the process. Stocks may be shaky here till 12th with many a vicissitude up or down.
  • June 8th New Moon in Gemini with Mercury square Uranus. Lots of sudden insights and quick turns of event and mind. Vigorous debate and tension of words and thoughts. Keen insights and new discoveries could be upon us. The mind has wings for some, for others the winds of change blow fiesty.
  • June 11th-12th Venus oppose Pluto and then square Uranus. A sudden sense of what is necessary to do and what not to do. An appearance of a beautiful witch fortells hints of the future. Good time to tidy up affairs and be happy for what one has. Happiness for others who are happy goes far to strengthen one’s own good luck. Possible sudden change in love urges, feelings of rejection or needing to reject or eject out of a situation turned sour. Clinging to what doesn’t work precipitates further stress and change. Negativity here is its own reward. Knowing what is right to do to create better future furthers. Avoid fighting for rights out of pride and taking things personally. This is an in depth love aspect at times but one needs to avoid attachment and manipulative emotions. Saturn trine Neptune occurs now giving water signs and feeling/emotions a more long-term view and solution to difficult problems or challenges; as well as a wanting to lay back and not have to over work or fight so much. Also a tendency here for solid emotional relationships. Avoid jealousy, or using forceful persuasion. Avoid risk or gamble in love or money matters, large purchases or investments, playing it safe. Long-term view and investments may be the way to go here unless you are an expert at quick manoeuvring. Mercury at greatest elongation (24.3 E.) makes for minds reaching out far to know and find right thinking about things.
  • June 19th Sun conjunct Jupiter with Mercury conjunct Venus on 20th makes for good lovin’ and sweet times, a lock in on the beautific and joyful. Good for fixing up the home or making plans to. Good time to connect, communicate, plan, study, read, make the call or take the call. (Avoid overenthusiastic salesmen.)
  • June 21st Sun enters Cancer, the longest day and shortest night of the year. After this day, the days get shorter till winter solstice. Good time to make a wish and shart good company and future dreams. It’s Full Moon SuperMoon weekend so the energy is high no matter what the weather. SuperMoon is closest full moon to earth for the year.
  • June 23rd morning Full Moon in Capricorn with evening Moon occulting (eclipsing) Pluto. Evening (after 8:36 EST) good time to lay back with loved ones, have down time or rest, and to catch up to yourself for the week ahead. This SuperMoon at its most southern declination peek. Ruddy good summertime fun, but can bring about some heavy stormy weather in parts. Good time for a Moon Bath.
  • June 25th Jupiter enters Cancer for a year benefiting all water signs and perhaps Cardinal Signs too with growth and expansion, more social life and friends/family. Jupiter in Cancer, home life and food, should make for a good year coming for improving home life, friends and family life, and a good year for real estate and food farming.
  • June 26th Mercury in late Cancer goes retrograde with Sun trine Saturn and Neptune. Small but sure successes and little steps of growth prosper long-term future now. Humility and willingness to learn open doors.
  • June 27th Venus enters Leo, Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces; love shines, sentimental gifts work wonders, good time to wine and dine, avoid ill humor or lack of imagination, slap stick or anger/thunder. Good time for get away or planning for one.
  • June 29th Carolyn Striho Band at Bachelor’s Tavern in Keego Harbor.  A great band she has so it is sheer summer solstice time fun. She’s invited me to come up and play a few songs so I will add to the mix. Looks to be a hot fun event! Jupiter is peeking in its northern climb up sky making for good social scene! Good time to meet up anew!
  • July 1st Venus square Saturn, Sun oppose Pluto, good day to retreat, rethink it out, realize that you are love and are not outwardly dependent on love’s ever-changing forms. Good for formulating long-term in depth plans, relationships, goals. Weather can go to extremes and so can unruly people. Tendency to threat but usually this aspect attempts to keep control or lid on things. Tough aspect for those on the wrong side of the fence. Good for cleaning up messes, gardening, caring for others, serving higher goals and aims than limited personal self. Never act out of fear or anger. Love works when we work.
  • July 4th Sun square Uranus, sudden breakthroughs, crack ups, or shifts in direction. Revelation and sudden insight, sudden coming together or partings.
  • July 8th New Moon in Cancer, Saturn goes direct, Moon occults Mercury. Cardinal signs (and houses) feel they are beginning again in some aspect of inner or outer self.

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-Robert Thibodeau


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“Study what thou art,

Whereof thou art a part,

What thou knowest of this art,

This is really what thou art.

All that is without thee,

Also is within,

Thus wrote Trismosin.”

-Aureum vellus, 1598.

Splendor Solis, Alchemical Wanderings and Adventures in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone.


“I sprang in wonder frozen with the truth still within me screaming new springs wherever whenever I looked or felt in wonder the awe of eternal creation, or your primordial face, echo of my own still darkness yet rising this day with the sun dawning in our hearts meeting eternity once. Friends are angels still growing wings.”

-songs of inner sense, the backyard farmer robert


“Since ancient times, the left side has stood for the side of the unconscious or the unknown; the right side, by contrast, has represented the side of consciousness or wakefulness. Through the late twentieth century, the movement of the Left limited themselves to a materialist understanding of reality- exemplified by Marxism- demanding social justice and economic equality but not the restoration of intuition and the recognition of the hidden, qualitative dimensions of being suppressed by the mental-rational consciousness, narrowly focused on the quantifiable.” 

-Jean Gebser


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Monday, October 17th, 2011

*Gelek Rimpoche speaks Thursday, October 20th

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on “Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom for Turbulent Times” (donation)

*Chris Fessler speaks at the Theosophical Society in Berkley

on Woodward Ave on Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine Cosmogenesis

Friday, October 21st, 7 p.m.

Robert of Mayflower Talk at the OM CAFE

Sunday, October 23rd, 12 Noon, free/donation

“Finding the Great Work: Spiritual and Astrological Insights into the Present and Future Times”

Predictions and insights into the 12 signs of the Zodiac, 2012 Phenomena, the Presidential Elections, jobs, economy,

earth changes and more! Join us for Hermetic Rosicrucian Theosophy insights into the World Situation. Robert always brings

Steiner, Osho, Blavatsky, Buddhist, Astrological and Macrobiotic spiritual insights into the everyday, day-to-day reality of being Human. Learn

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Eight Clues to Everlasting Happiness

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Eight Clues to Everlasting Happiness

by Robert Thibodeau

Too busy to find yourself? Too busy and worried to investigate your own free spirit? My second spiritual teacher told me long ago, “At the 101 level, there is no god unless you prove there is by the way you live”. Jesus said to the apostles “Do you not know? Ye are Gods in the becoming”.

Christ, Lao Tzu, Chan Tze, Buddha, Nagarjuna, Tsong Ka Pa, Pythagoras, Blavatsky, Steiner, Osho, Ohsawa, so many gave us such clue. Here’s my hermetic macrobiotic clues for happiness and infinite luck, good karma.

The clues-

  1. Always attune to the infinite supply of insight, energy, and good heartedness by sharing your best. Always be open to receive what life offers as an opportunity to grow, learn, and awaken to ever renewing energy.
  2. Always be hungry–for learning, life, and further experience inward and outward creating space for greater peace, understanding, and good will.
  3. Always allow yourself sacred deep sleep–enabling digestion of past experience creating new capacities for further growth, adventure, and experience. When you can’t sleep, read deep spiritual literature and relax, take a breath in of the divine imagination.
  4. Always have good memory by listening well to everything. Work to attain the ability to align oneself with the spirit of virtue, the dharma, mindfulness, cosmic memory, akasha, universal mind, universal peace, in stillness and infinite vastness. Imagine it! Cosmic memory is the ability to see the golden thread weaving through each and every moment life offers. Imagine it.
  5. Always be happy to give and receive learning, blessings, and helpful hand. Deep appreciation, gratitude, and thankfulness for all life’s joys and challenges opens spiritual doors of new opportunity, healing, and good fortune (vs. misfortune).
  6. Always be inwardly at-one and attuned to the infinite spirit of the universe; egoless striving for awareness and truth. Rest in the great oneness as well as the great uniqueness of each expression of that oneness. Be immediate and present in both action and response, yet resting in the heart of eternity. We are the rainbow uniting the great divide.
  7. Always abide in truth and the happiness for all creation, all others, all of the world within and without. At the least, everything is an opportunity to learn ad grow; that is, purification, learning and growing up! Right judgment brings about a new world or order of the universe (see Ohsawa’s ‘Zen Macrobiotics’).
  8. Spiritual Justice is the harmony of the inner and outer, the heavenly and earthly making for beauty, health, virtue, freedom, peace, eternal truth, and happiness.

Theosophy is the wisdom learning, the wise ways of ‘gods in the becoming’ meaning virtues and realizations, truth, in the becoming.

Anthroposophy is the wisdom of little moments mattering to big moments. It is the wisdom of awareness and mindfulness arising from knowledge of the macrocosm and microcosm, heaven and earth, coming into creative balance. Anthroposophy awakens the knowledge of the Christos as a healing force to the etheric/astral worlds of the heavenly garden that earth potentially could be.

Macrobiotics is the wisdom of the macro or centripetal forces of the peripheral heavenly energies learning to balance the earthly centrifugal outgoing energies. Macrobiotics is learning to balance outer and inner, higher and lower, acid and alkaline, yin and yang, to find a creative balance bringing about health, happiness, and freedom.

Plato said “If you are willing to learn, anything can happen”. Happiness, love, joy, and freedom is a learning choice, an unending story, an ever-flowering journey to wholeness.

Learning is to imagine ourselves and the world healthy, holy, wise, and loving. Imagination and learning is the first step. The second step is living it. The third step is learning from our own experience, as well as the experience of others. The fourth step in the heart of awakening and will be the subject of my next article. Blessings.

-Robert Thibodeau is an astrologer and metaphysical consultant, owner and operator of the Mayflower Bookshop, tel. (248) 547-8227, on the web at

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The Secret of Light- Crazy Heart Wisdom

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

“May the rains of lava, blazing stones and weapons

From now on become a rain of flowers,

And may all battling with weapons

From now on be a playful exchange of flowers.”

-Shantideva, A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Life, 10:9.

It was the Promethean wish that all beings find happiness and the mindful causes of happiness. This is and was the goal of all sages in all ages, to awaken the mind, the light of the spirit, to co-create, participate with the world in freedom and loving kindness, wisdom and compassion, truth and love.

“The people who sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up.”

-Gospel of Matthew, 4:16

Metaphysically speaking, darkness comes first, then light. The gardener knows that, without light, nothing blooms or comes to fruit, but without darkness nothing germinates, roots, and holds ground. Selflessness, emptiness, the willingness to learn, contemplative openness and yogic concentration, is the key to unlocking the seven seals or charkras of enlightenment. When we recognize and acknowledge trouble, conflict, and suffering, a space is created for compassionate action to arise. Think of the darkness of the garden compost.

“Hello Darkness My Old Friend, I’ve Come To Talk To You Again…”

-Song ‘Sound of Silence’ by Simon and Garfunkel

Meditation is like that. In the dark silence, the quiet mind sits still in the heart until the voice of the silence speaks, or new light emerges. The ancient India Upanishad invocation speaks-

Lead me from the unreal to the Real;

Lead me from darkness to Light;

Lead me from death to Immortality.

In the Gnostic Gospel of Pistis Sophia, Jesus reveals to his disciples “the mysteries of the Light of the Father,” and tells them:

“Do ye seek after these mysteries? No mystery is more excellent than they which shall bring your souls unto the Light of Lights, unto the place of Truth and goodness, unto the place where is neither male nor female, nor form, but Light everlasting.” Many sacred scriptures speak of darkness or ignorance turning to light and wisdom.

Or is it an injunction to transcend opposites? Carl Jung’s evocatory title to his great work, ‘The Mysterium Coniunctionis: An Inquiry into the Separation and Synthesis of Psychic Opposites in Alchemy’. Think of it as the mysterious conjunction of the sun and moon, inner and outer, spirit and matter, purusha-prakriti. Jung knew the secret processes of alchemy, yoga, and healing. First you separate the gross, dark matter, prima materia, from the subtle body. Both are then purified, afterwhich a re-uniting or communion takes place at a higher level.

Goethe speaks in Faust:

“Wedded couples seeking bliss

Let this wisdom guide you;

The recipe for love is this,

that first we must divide you.”

The first step in Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms (the first known book on Yoga) states-

“Yoga is the ceasing of the modifications of the mind”.

The first step in yoga, then, is to stop going through changes and sit the mind still, within. If full of light, go dark in stillness listening. If too dark, turn on the light. Look for a new balance.

“In darkness we do all we can, in daylight we’re oblivion; our hearts so pure and clear.” -Dougie MacLean, ‘Turning Away’

Stopping the noise and chatter of the mind and world round, being here now in stillness is the usual first step in both meditation and yoga. It is in deep inner listening, stillness, that a new light, a new insight, may emerge.

One suggested meditation practice is the mind asana of the heart, sitting still in the heart, while observing a spark or starlight at the brow or forehead (See Robert cd talk: ‘Heart Meditation’). There is an intimate relationship and dance of life between the head light and the wisdom of the body, the heart. Many spiritual practices consist of discriminating between the two, purification, and then later, a re-acquainting or uniting.

“With half-closed eyes focused on the tip of the nose, the mind steadily fastened [on its object], and the active prana current of the ida and pingala nadis suspended [by guiding it into the sushumna], thus the yogi reaches the slate of realization of Truth in the form of a radiating light which is the source of all things, and the highest objective to be reached. What higher state is there that he might expect?” -Hatha Yoga Pradipika

It is in the re-creating of heaven (star) and earth (heart) that new worlds are born, or new opportunities and insights emerge.

“Direct your [inner] gaze upon ‘light’ by slightly raising the eyebrows. Then perform shambhavi mudra as you have learned it. This induces samadhi. Some confuse themselves by the alluring promises of the shastras and tantras, others by the Vedic Karmas, and still others by logic. None of them recognize the real value of this mudra, by the aid of which one can cross the ocean of existence.” -Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Crossing, or making the proper passage or ‘passover’ from the head to the heart necessitates that you have a head to start with which to see the promised land, and a heart of wisdom and compassion to incarnate or manifest such ideal or vision.

“He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” -Gospel of St. John, 1:8

God (Father Archetype), the Word (Christos, Logos, Buddhi-Manas), life (Spirit), and light (Mindfulness, Dharma, Duty) are the four-fold initial ordering revealed in the gospel of St. John the Divine, but it is hidden everywhere in all sacred scripture to the wisdom eye of the heart. It is the Tetragrammaton, Pythagorus’ Tetraktis. It is Plato’s cross upon which humankind is hung, strung, and maintained. It is the Native American four directions, the four Vedas, the four elements. Plato said around 500 BC, the World Soul is crucified in time and space within each individual. Thus, the World Spirit/Soul is rose rooted or rosy crossed in every human heart, in every mindstream continuum. We are spiritual beings with a body and soul. May the physical body find its soul in the world of virtuous merit. May the soul find its light in the Spirit of the World. May the World find itself in each and every Heart awakened in love and truth.

“Words are mere sound and smoke, dimming the heavenly light.”


Yoga and Meditation can quiet the mind into the heart of understanding where the light of the universal logos, the World Word Ether or Askasa, the true voice of the silence, can be heard. There is a worldly materialistic light wherein we see differences and act out of separateness causing unnecessary suffering due to not understanding the true nature of the self, being light and love, wisdom and compassion. There is a light born within that awakens the way of virtue and joy. There is a holy quiet listening spiritual darkness within betrayed by anger, jealousy, hatred, ignorance and delusion. There is a rainbow of possibility open to each of us to explore our own spirituality in freedom, joy for the open road, and compassionate truth.

May each of us discover and find our unique way, and may the world find peace and wholeness. Om Tat Sat.

May the Light of Truth Eternal, whose echo throughout the ages keeps alive in each heart, spiritual imagination, inspiration, and the intuition, energize our hearts. May the highest truth enlighten our minds and quicken our hands and feet in compassion’s loving kindness! May all beings find joy, happiness and dharma mind. May the Light of Truth Eternal, whose echo down the ages has kept alive the spark of Spirit, enkindle our souls with spiritual intuition, energizing our hearts to enlighten our path.

The secret of light is that we make it shine.