Through self awareness, we can maximize our talents and overcome our challenges...
"We either enjoy or we don't mind" Patanjali
Are there 13 signs? What about the location of the signs in their correct constellation?
A few words regarding the recent zodiac news from Parke Kunkle, a member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society board.
There are 2 important points to share:
“Be the change you want to see in the world" Mahatma Ghandi
Dominant Energies - 2014
The Chinese New Year begins officially with the New Moon in Aquarius each year. This year, 2014, the Aquarius New Moon on January 31st marks the beginning of a new cycle that focuses on social responsibility and individual authenticity. Being true to oneself is a continuing theme in 2014.
We are required to be strong in the midst of an intermittent cardinal cross that dominates the first half of the year. Planetary squares have the inherent ability to push us beyond our boundaries. Staying strong requires self awareness....the ability to live one's truth. Rising to the challenge will bring rewards that extend beyond this year.
Years that correlate with the Chinese symbol of the Horse are fast moving. Horse years are considered fortunate and the Wood Horse years can bring fast victories and unexpected adventures. Horses are archtypically symbollic of Power. Is it any coincidence that 2014 began with a New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto?
Mars has an eight month sojourn in the sign of Libra that ends in July 2014. Mars triggers squares and grand crosses with Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter that pulls us in different directions at the same time. Opportunities are present though it is likely we will have to let go of that which does not align with our precious visions. Particularly challenging months include January and April with an exact Grand Cardinal Cross occurring on April 22nd, less than one week after a total Lunar Eclipse that lasts for one hour. 2014 offers us opportunities to jump start projects and initiatives.
Jupiter moves into the sign of Leo on July 17th bringing optimism, expansion and a renewed commitment to our true self. A trine to Uranus on September 26th can encourage changes that align to our visions and highest expectations. An important key to manifestation in 2014 is being open to inspiration and whatever makes your heart sing. You then magnetize that which belongs to you. This is your truth.
There are 3 remaining squares between Uranus and Pluto: April 21/22; December 14 and March 16, 2015. Whenever Uranus and Pluto come together, we experience both personal and social unrest and turbulence. There are various themes that describe the tension generated by this powerful square that include: new & innovative methodologies vs the status quo; the sudden and abrupt change of power; trusting instincts that align to the universal "I am" presence in the face of fear and preconceived judgement.
Important dates involving solar and lunar eclipses are:
April 14/15th - Lunar Eclipse (25 Libra)
April 28th - Solar Eclipse (9Taurus)
October 8th - Lunar Eclipse (15 Libra)
October 23rd - Solar Eclipse (0 Scorpio)
Eclipses are times when events can change on a dime, especially when planets in the natal chart are located with 2 degrees of the eclipse point. The influence from an eclipse can be felt from 1 to 6 months before and after an eclipse. The April 14th Lunar eclipse is especially potent.
A gust of solar wind hit Earth's magnetic field...
This picture is by Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen - lights over Bø in Vesterålen, Norway
Planet Earth has experienced one of the strongest solar flares in years which has continued the week-long trend of high solar activity during the week of February 14, 2011.