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January 2015 Astrocycles

by Joan Kiley

Joan Kiley AstrologerAs is the annual tradition, millions of humans (and probably some non-humans as well) watched with excitement and awe the artful fireworks that exploded in so many cities around the world to bring in the New Year. It is, in many ways, a fitting metaphor for what is happening in all of us, as we take on the challenge of a new cycle in the midst of the final crescendo of the Uranus/Pluto square with which we have been struggling for five years.

On the Winter Solstice last month, the onset of a yearly cycle, we had a New Moon at the very first degree of Capricorn, emphasizing the need to find new ways of coping. New beginnings, starting afresh, recognizing the need to set fire to the old as we free space for the bursting forth of the new! Fireworks indeed!

On January 1, there were four planets in earthy Capricorn: Sun, Pluto, Mercury, and Venus. On the one hand, we could look at that and say, oh yes, very grounding, and very practical energy. On the other hand, with Pluto conjunct the Sun and both of them square Uranus, we could say, oh look out, everything we have built up that has outlived its purpose, shall be pulled to the ground, creating great destabilization! And both observations would be correct. The Moon on the first was in Taurus, another earth sign, but one that resists change.

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Money and Love Opportunities! Overspending?

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick Astrologer

Beginning late on January 10th, we get unexpected opportunities for money and/or love! (Venus and Mercury both sextile Uranus) So it can be a time when you attract higher sales than normal, particularly via the internet, social media or email blasts. Money can also come in via unusual paths.

If you attract a romantic relationship with these cycles, just have fun without putting any future expectations on it. These types of relationships are there to provide “comic relief” or a refreshing change of pace. They’re not meant to stabilize into a long-term relationship. However, late in January, there will be a cycle which could help stabilize it into a longer relationship.

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Mars opposite Jupiter: Changes Start 2015

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick Astrologer

We start 2015 in the midst of attempting to do too much with too little time, money, or energy (Mars opposite Jupiter). It’s best if you can manage to SLOW down a bit. This cycle peaks on January 1st, suggesting we may all party a little too hearty!

It’s important to note that the fortunate opportunities you’re chasing won’t help you if you’re sick or too exhausted to take full advantage of them. So use your energy wisely.

Very quickly things heat up January 2nd and 3rd when major power issues reveal themselves and unexpected changes in leadership are likely (Sun conjunct Pluto and square Uranus). We could also experience power outages, so be prepared for them. These cycles stay in range through January 9th.

This start is a good indicator of what to expect through April of this year – lots of powerful and unexpected changes and perhaps a stronger revolution.

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December 2014 Astrocycles

by Joan Kiley

Joan Kiley AstrologerDecember, the final month of a turbulent year, came in with fiery intensity. The Sun, Mercury and Venus were in fire sign Sagittarius, while the Moon and Uranus were in fire sign Aries, and Jupiter in fiery Leo. The universe was saying “Wake up everybody, even if it is dark most of the hours in the day!” Mercury in Sagittarius was in a challenging square to Neptune in Pisces, which had our brains smoldering a bit, in a slightly dazed way, but feeling alive nevertheless!

At the same moment, Uranus and Pluto were less than half a degree away from the sixth in a series of seven exact squares representing massive transformative change in our collective consciousness. This aspect has been shaking up our world in serious ways since 2011, and will continue through 2016. The seven exact squares began in 2012, and the final one comes in March of 2015.

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November 2014 Astrocycles

by Joan Kiley

Joan Kiley AstrologerWe felt and sensed November even before it arrived. The Sun and Venus were paired in Scorpio, and trine to Neptune in Pisces. That water emphasis when November began, and then the Moon’s entering Pisces by noon on the first day, sealed the deal. We must feel our way into the growing dark this month, here in the Northern Hemisphere. As the veils give way, it is the perfect month to put our focus on the inner life, what is dying and ready to be released from our emotional body. Just as the leaves drop in bright, crunchy piles at our feet, we can release that which has had its season within us, and is no longer needed.

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2014 Election Predictions

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick AstrologerNovember starts rather smoothly with multiple opportunities available and even more opportunities showing up shortly. We have expansive communications, which work well for travel, promotions, and legal issues (last peak of Mercury sextile Jupiter). Politicians look powerful, diplomatic and ready for the Election (Sun and Venus sextile Pluto). They’re still looking for money (Venus sextile Pluto) and probably getting it.

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October 2014 Astrocycles

by Joan Kiley

Joan Kiley AstrologerAs October arrived, we were definitely into the season of Autumn, changing weather, changing light. Cardinal energy was predominant, and in a T-square (Pluto and Moon in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, and the Sun and Venus in Libra). There was also a Grand Trine in fire (Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Leo, and Mars in Sagittarius). These aspects gave us impetus, energy, enthusiasm, and excitement to begin the month. For the entirety of the month, the Sun and Venus are conjunct, and for more than three weeks they are in Venus’ sign of Libra. This tells me that the issues of Venus are extremely important in October, particularly those along relationship lines.

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Lunar Eclipse in Aries

Dena DeCastro Astrologer by Dena DeCastro

Very early Wednesday morning (Oct. 7, 2014), if your skies are clear and you’re on the west coast-ish, you should be able to get a peek at the Lunar Eclipse. Even if you’re not able or willing to wake up at 4 a.m. tomorrow to view the Moon, you’ll want to check it out before you head to bed tonight. It won’t be doing it’s “Blood Moon” thing yet, but it should be big, bold, and beautiful anyway.

A Full Moon embodies the tension between opposites, as it marks the time when the Moon is exactly opposite the Sun. This Full Moon is in Aries, the fire sign representing courage, spontaneity, and action. It is also a sign ruled by Mars, the warrior god. The other side of the polarity is occupied by the Sun in Libra, the air sign representing balance, peace, and harmony. Libra is ruled by Venus: the goddess of love, beauty, and the creative arts. The energy of this eclipse throws a spotlight on the ways in which the polarity of Libra and Aries needs to be balanced within each of us.

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September Astrocycles 2014

by Joan Kiley

Joan Kiley Astrologer

We can look at September as a process of shifting from the past to the future, making a leap of consciousness between September’s start and its finish. We begin the month with questioning and doubt, proceed to allowing old patterns to be released, and finally, end the month with enthusiasm about building a new future. Part of the work will be conscious and intentional; part of the work will be unconscious, processed in the dream world, and as we live and breathe. Sometimes confusion, overload, and spaciness can be a good thing, to be allowed and accepted during an important shift. This is one of those times.

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Sun Opposite Neptune: Feeling Confused?

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick AstrologerRight now the prevalent energies are related to confusion, uncertainty, or a vision that's unclear (Sun opposite Neptune). If you're in the midst of a project that feels muddled or unclear, most likely you're feeling these energies. Or perhaps you're waiting for some event to occur, and it's unknown when it will happen or even the signs that it will happen (yes, when will that Global Currency Reset occur?). There are lots of potential ways this can show up in your work or home life.

How can you best handle this? Stop looking for clarity with your rational mind. These energies work best when you're willing to work with your intuition, trust your gut instincts, or listen to that little voice in your head.

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Sun Opposite Neptune: Feeling Confused? (2)

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick AstrologerRight now the prevalent energies are related to confusion, uncertainty, or a vision that's unclear (Sun opposite Neptune). If you're in the midst of a project that feels muddled or unclear, most likely you're feeling these energies. Or perhaps you're waiting for some event to occur, and it's unknown when it will happen or even the signs that it will happen (yes, when will that Global Currency Reset occur?). There are lots of potential ways this can show up in your work or home life.

How can you best handle this? Stop looking for clarity with your rational mind. These energies work best when you're willing to work with your intuition, trust your gut instincts, or listen to that little voice in your head.

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New Moon July 26th: Doing Too Much!

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick AstrologerWhat’s getting started at the July 26th New Moon is that finally Mars has moved into the sign of Scorpio. This is great news for anyone who’s tired of the volatile, explosive energies we’ve had on and off since December 2013.

However, as we finally embark on a new stretch of this year, we find ourselves attempting to do too much with too little time, money and energy. By now you should know this drill. Stay focused on one project at a time. Move to the next one when the first one is complete. If you try to multi-task with multiple projects, you’ll scatter your energies and likely fail to finish.

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July 2014 Astrocycles: Time for Integration

by Joan Kiley

Joan Kiley AstrologerThere were no explosive aspects or tooting horns in the first moments of July this year! In fact, considering all the inner work we’ve been required to do these past few months, you could almost say the universe was handing us a breather. Yes, Pluto and Uranus were still in square aspect, and the Sun added to them for a T-square, but the aspects were not so close as to create goosebumps. Mercury was still retrograde, but stationing, and went direct before most of us got up in the morning. Mars was still sitting rather unhappily in Libra, but looking forward to moving into Scorpio before the month is out.

OK, so we don’t exactly get the month off. July is filled with gradual and more subtle changes that allow us to assimilate those more abrupt and startling changes from recent months. And finally, after seven months of one personal planet after another being retrograde, we’ll only have the outer planets retrograde! Hooray!

We’ll have Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter changing signs. We’ll be in a Cancer New Moon cycle until the New Moon in Leo on the 26th. We’ll have Saturn and Uranus, both stationing, and thus barely moving, remaining in a quincunx aspect for the entire month.

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Money or Relationship Issues?

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick AstrologerLately, we've been experiencing a cycle associated with confusion, uncertainty, or deceit related to money and/or relationships (Venus square Neptune). This cycle began on June 23rd and peaked on June 29th. It will continue to be in range through July 5th. So double-check your financial accounts now and ensure they're not getting charged for something you didn't order. This is not a good time to invest either, since you could easily choose the wrong investment while under this confusion. If everything looks great, then you or the prospectus is suffering from illusion or idealism.

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June Astrocycles 2014

by Joan Kiley

Joan Kiley AstrologerJune entered the scene with a Cancer Moon exactly conjunct Jupiter. Mercury was also in Cancer and slowing in speed. Add Neptune, Chiron and Saturn in water signs, and we had lots of emotional content to start the month. There may have been many residual feelings around all the transformational change we’ve experienced during the Cardinal square, and we would do well to sort through them. So much water energy at the beginning of June, plus a retrograde Mercury period for the final three weeks, tells me we have the opportunity for a great deal of soul contemplation this month. Take advantage of the ease with which such work can be done.

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Things are SLOW!

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick AstrologerWe're now in the period when Mars is not moving any more. It's basically stopped until June 1st, when it finally gets out of 9 degrees Libra. So if you have any planets or personal points in your chart between 5 - 15 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, this period may feel more like purgatory (if such a place exists). That's because whatever issues we have facing us now will be "in our face" until at least mid-June and maybe later (depending on the degree of the planet or point).

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May Astrocycles 2014

by Joan Kiley

Joan Kiley AstrologerAs May began, we couldn’t help but see the Cardinal Grand Cross still in its blooming glory, none of the squares exact any longer, yet definitely a powerhouse signature in the chart. We also saw a water Grand Trine between Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Chiron in Pisces. These two major structures will remain with us throughout the month of May.

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