2020

It has been a few years since a new post/article has been posted on this site, and that is b/c the webmaster ( for some reasons I like that term ) has been consumed with enjoying life for the most part. I feel that getting caught up in any one topic for a long period of time isolates you and disconnects you from other activities, thoughts, feelings, so like a painting I work on, I’ll go through phases when I dive deep and research, analyze and ponder and then create…after a while I set what I was doing aside, regardless of if it is finished or not, so that I may move onto other interests and in time come back to what I was doing from the past, with a new sense of awareness and usually appreciation due to the break of time in-between. I find this process to be very beneficial for me.

Astrology remains an active part of my life, and I still have the wonder for it that I did 30 years ago, which i find beautiful and endearing. One day I may just make it make it official and dedicate more of my time to the study of it but for now I am content with learning from literature, casually sharing, and exploring new & old thoughts regarding astrology and the connection between life and the stars.

The year 2020 thus far has been a very unpredictable and uncertain one, while this isn’t the place to go into the current state of the world I will say that Covid 19 has affected us all in some way and while it is a sad, scary, & unnerving feeling at many times right now, there are many silver linings to this and so I encourage you to focus and manifest the positive.

Namaste

International Astrology Day

Today is the 1st day of spring, also known as ostara and spring equinox and it is also International Astrology Day.  What a “good” day to celebrate living and stargaze, turn on some classical music at home, sip an uplifting tea and read your birthchart, go to the bookstore and peruse the astrology section, get you a book or two, go to local coffee house and enjoy your drink while reading about the old ways…you get my point.

Enjoy the day and the season

 

International Astrology Day
International Astrology Day

 

Chinese Year of the Green Wood Sheep – 2015

It's the lunar New Year, year of the wood sheep ( goat )
It’s the lunar New Year, year of the wood sheep ( goat )

Chinese year 2015 begins on February 19, 2015. 

Chinese Year of the Sheep inspired by caution and supervision of borders of individuality and our possessions, material or spiritual.

In an ancient Chinese legend, it is said that a boy named Lei who have a large flock of sheep, lost a large part of them neglecting to fold or have a broken fence.

Eventually, stayed with one of his great herd sheep.

Only then Lei realized the seriousness of his problem, and he fixed the fence.

From that moment, his flock has grown increasingly without losing even a lamb.

The sheep (or ram) is among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm.

As it is white, people describe delicate and precious white jade to be ‘suet jade’. Thus it is close to the meaning of good things.

It is the Sheep’s choice then to weigh their two main paths, between a safe lifestyle with few close friends, or a much more social way of life with its own inherent risks.
According to the Chinese horoscope year 2015, placing Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn road continued urging a review of the social, to return to the fundamentals of humanity and use
a strong intuition to solve problems and put a negative mark on the world lately.
In 2015, the year of Green Wooden Ram (Sheep, Goat), singles are expected to meet their love in the year. If the seniors and friends are willing to be their matchmaker, they will settle down
sooner.  Once the loving one appears, they are suggested to be active to speak your feelings out. Husband and wife will lead a happy life and their relationship will be full of rapport and harmony.
In spite of this, they should be concerned for each other in case of extramarital affair.

 2015 Year of Sheep Horoscope background

Year: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 5, 12, 34, 45, 54
Equivalent Western Sign: Cancer
Element EARTH
Color YELLOW
Yin/Yang YIN
Direction SOUTH-SOUTH-WEST

Birth Chart ( Natal Chart )

Natal chart

In astrology, your natal chart (sometimes called birthchart) is a graph that shows the positions of the planets and astrological houses in the sky at the moment of your birth. Your natal chart is much more detailed and accurate than your horoscope. A popular horoscope considers only the position of the Sun, whereas your natal chart includes hundreds of pieces of data. Mark Twain once said: The difference between a good word and the right word is like the difference between fire and firefly. Similarly, your popular horoscope may hold some hints of truth, but your natal chart tells us the real story of your natural personality.
Analyzing the planetary positions and relationships in your natal chart affords a remarkably profound and revealing glimpse into your natural character, with its inherent strengths and weaknesses. Among other things, your natal chart will tell you: A) what type of partner and relationship you seek and will be best matched with, B) what type of job or career your natural strengths and weaknesses are best suited for, and C) obstacles that need to be overcome in your life. Most importantly, your natal chart will help you to understand your desires, motivations, and why you are the way that you are.
For a natal chart to be accurate, we must know the exact positions of the stars at the exact moment of your birth. Since the houses of the zodiac revolve one degree every four minutes, an accurate time of birth is necessary to determine your Ascendant sign and some planetary aspects. Although you can generate a natal chart without these highly time-sensitive positions included, to have a more accurate chart that is generated with an exact time and place of birth.

Difference between Vedic & Western astrology

Vedic Astrology is Star Based or Sidereal — Western is Season Based or Tropical

It is important to know that Vedic astrological calculations are different from what most of us have seen in the Western systems. Vedic Astrology is sidereal or based in reference to the stars. All its calculations are constantly adjusted for a back slipping motion of the earth called precession. The earth\’s axial spin retards or moves back about one degree or one day every 72 years, in relationship to a fixed star. The astronomy of the sky that you observe each night in our modern times is nearly matched to the zodiac constellations used in Vedic Astrology calculations.
In Western astrology, the planetary positions presented in their Zodiac do not represent today\’s astronomical positions. They tend to focus more on the seasons as markers of time. The Tropical zodiac remains unchanged from what was seen in the skies almost 2000 years ago by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Babylonians. The two systems are about 23 days apart (called the \”ayanamsa\”) from where they mark the first point of the sign of Aries, which is the start of the circle of the zodiac (you have to start a circle somewhere). Again, this is due to that slow precessed, backward slipping of the earth. What this means, astrologically, that unless you were born somewhere between the 15th and 20th of the month, your Sun sign will most likely move back one sign in Vedic Astrology.

 

Pisces

Pisces: the fishes

If you’re a Pisces, you probably have a lot of friends, as you have an accepting and malleable nature that makes it easy for other people to be around you. A Pisces is more likely to go with the flow rather than swim upstream to try to change people or their environment.
They can be more emotional, rather than rational and analytical. They don’t thrive in highly disciplined environments. Nine-to-five jobs are anathema to the Pisces nature. They are drawn to situations where they can use their artistic gifts and their appreciation of art and nature. They love luxury and pleasure. They can think on their feet and an enjoy new situations and change. They are happiest in the fields of music, literature or art.
Who’s the ideal partner for the Pisces. Not the rugged, caveman type, for sure. A relationship with a Pisces will be meeting of the mind and spirit, less so than the body. Pisces are cerebral and not intensely sexual. The need to be courted gently. They are intensely loving and loyal and have a monogamous nature. Don’t abuse this rare creature.
If you’re a Pisces, you may find yourself occasionally being walked over or taken advantage of because of your fluid nature. You may need to find ways to assert yourself that’s in harmony with your psyche. Because you tend to go with the flow and live in the moment, you might have a money-management style that can leave you short of funds at times. You may need to be stricter with yourself to ensure that doesn’t happen. Next time you’re drifting around a department store, just do a quick tally of everything before you get to the cashier. Put at least half of it back, if not more. Chances are it will still be there the next time you have money in your pocket!