Weekly Astrology September 24-30, 2018

From 24th to the 30th it’s all about improving our relationships and learning more about ourselves through our interactions.  This is a great time for mental and emotional expansion.  To create the most positive outcome, our focus needs to be on the most primary issues in our lives; this is a time favoring fundamental shifts.

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24th – Monday – Sun Parallel Mercury, Sun Quincunx Uranus, the Full Moon is at 20 Libra/Aries –  Feelings are powerful and we need direction to pull others toward us; we must be willing to take steps toward them as well.  Powerful thoughts can show us comprehensive solutions.  The world is too small for us to not get along.  Some projects, while brilliant, just don’t fit into the current program and must be set aside.
 
25th – Tuesday – Mars Conjuncts the Moon’s South Node, Mercury Semi-square Jupiter, Sun Square Saturn –  We only see part of the picture now.  Discipline is good, but can be done to excess.  Both quiet contemplation and exercise are useful to release internal pressure.  Correct allocation of time is very important.  Both work and personal lives demand attention.  Pacing is required, handle obligations first.
 
26th – Wednesday –  Quick changes in direction and attitude make for interesting dialogue, while keeping everyone on their toes.  Overindulgence and stubbornness can spell trouble.  Today is fun and easy if we are flexible.
 
27th – Thursday –  Mercury Semi-sextile Venus, Sun Trine Mars –   We would like company, but gathering people together and getting everyone on the same page may elude us.  Conversation needs to be short and to the point.   Moods fluctuate, but we are happiest if we stay calm and stable.  Slow steady progress works well, if we just accept the limitations of the moment.
 
28th – Friday –  A wide expanse of possibilities is in front of us.  By choosing a direction and sticking with it, much groundwork can be laid for future progress.  If the horizon seems to stretch beyond our abilities, we can grow by just drinking in new observances and taking some notes.  Big ideas emerge one step at a time.
 
29th – Saturday – Mars Parallel Saturn, Sun Semi-square Jupiter –  Quiet application of energy and attention reveals new insights.  We can get in front of ourselves if we leap to the obvious conclusions.  Our desire for stability clashes with our need to expand our vision.  We see what must be done; now is the moment to take the next step.
 
30th – Sunday –  Mercury Quincunx Neptune, Pluto turns Retrograde –  Nervous intensity powers us from one idea to another.  We can progress by connecting the dots; honesty is the shortest journey to our goals.  Casual conversation can reveal basic truths that help us on our way.  If our mind is open to change, new possibilities emerge.
 
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Full Moon this week


Usually I get up a few minutes after 6 AM; my alarm is set for 6:30 but I almost always wake before this.  I go out for my morning walk about 30 minutes before the Sun rises.  It is such a beautiful, pristine time of day.  Occasionally I meet a few people walking their dogs.  The lighting, the aromas in the air (night blooming jasmine is prominent until almost daylight).  This is simply the best time to commune with God and nature.   How we start our day, sets the tone for what will happen; how we end our day determines what we take with us.
 
When in graduate school, I worked at the University as the night receptionist at the music college.  My job was simple and I had plenty of time to study.  I knew all the teachers and students.  One night a graduate piano major came to get the key to his teacher’s studio.   He was studying with a grand master, a famous concert pianist, she only had very advanced professional musicians as students and no one was allowed to have access to her studio except her own students.  This particular student came back to my desk in outrage.  Some beginning student was in her studio playing her piano.  It was my job to kick them out.  I knocked on the door to her studio, and to my surprise, she answered, “come in”.  I opened the door and there, at the piano, was the grand master herself.  She smiled at me and said, “when I am by myself I always play the slow finger scales to stay in practice and remember.”  I have never forgotten that moment; and now many years later, I find that I gravitate automatically to very basic principles of practicing signs, houses, planets and aspects, when I’m by myself, so I never lose sight of my foundations; I continue to learn from astrology’s basic principles.
 
Music is so important to me that I have something playing on one of my computers, all the time, even when I sleep.  (Sometimes I just listen to the sound of rain, or a choir chanting OM for 9 hours.) Musicians purify the atmosphere; they can uplift and inspire us.  My taste shifts with my mood and activity of the moment.  Classical, jazz, rock, country,  bluegrass, new age all enter into my life.  Jerry Garcia, one of my heroes, said that ragas were “fireballs from heaven”.  I remember being in graduate school, sitting on the floor with my friend and colleague,  Kathleen Burt, and meditating to various Indian ragas many nights.  We were most fond of  ragas played by the grand master of the sarod, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.  I still listen to his music by myself  from time to time.  Enya’s music has lifted us for decades.  Many years ago, while in Dublin, I met a woman who was born the same day and year as me.  I was staying with her while speaking for the Irish Astrological Society.  She grew up in a rich suburb, in the mountains just outside of Dublin.  She  drove me up the mountain to her old neighborhood. Now Enya lives there;  And guess what, Enya’s home is perched  overlooking the valley; it is a small castle; on this day there was a ring of clouds around it.  Perfect. It was like being in one of her videos.
 
After three years of living in my apartment, I finally got some new lighting.  Funny,  I knew after a week in my new place, the lighting in both office and bedroom were inadequate.  It’s just,  I really hate shopping; there’s always something more urgent.  My daughter, Katie, is responsible for getting me to sit at the computer with her and look at lighting on line.  After about an hour we ordered lights for my office and one for my bedroom.  I sit in my bedroom early in the morning and read writings of my Master; I do the same at night before retiring.   My clients never complained about the lighting in my office, but the new additions make a big difference for me.
 
My workshop at the end of September filled with a waiting list before it was out to the general public.  Because this workshop is so intensive and I must do advanced preparation work on each person’s chart beforehand, I haven’t committed to repeating it.  This is the final presentation of the material I’ve been working on since 2004.   We will see how it goes.  If possible, I may do some other workshops next year.
 
On September 24th I turn 70. I was planning on being in India with my two oldest children, but my health wouldn’t permit it.  I’m having a few small gatherings around this date to celebrate.  However, India is never far out of sight.  From the 8-12th  of March in 2019, I will be in New Delhi speaking at a conference.  I will spend a few days after this event back at Meher Baba’s Tomb just outside of Ahmednagar.  Hannah and Sylvan (my oldest children) may spend a couple of weeks in Meherabad before the conference.  I try to not break a promise so I’m committed to this pilgrimage.
 
My friend and colleague, Tobey Burton,  called me on August 8th early in the morning and asked me (of all things) if I had read the sports page of the Naples Daily News.  “No I hadn’t”.  She told me to get it out and read it.  (I look at the sports page and the want ads about once every 10 years).  But here on the front page was “Former Dolphins RB Williams high on astrology”.  The article was quite lengthy and very fascinating; it even included his birth information and his interpretation of things going on in our culture.  He now lives in Venice, California, teaches astrology, and sees clients.  He studied with Steven Forrest who had glowing comments to make about his talent.  Yes, the times are changing.  Thank you Tobey, I might never have discovered this without you.  Here is the link to the USA Today article.
 
Katie found this on the internet;  you may find it interesting.  While at UAC Michael Erlewine interviewed me.  He recorded it and posted it on Youtube.  I didn’t know he was recording us for more than his own interest; you might enjoy this; it is probably more than you wanted to know about me.  What I personally found fascinating is that he allowed me to question him for the last half of the interview;  He revealed many events from his history;  he is a truly amazing an unique astrologer.  You may want to skip to the last half hour, it is really incredible.
 
There is always more….look forward to visiting with you next month.  Keep the faith.  Courage.  It gets better.
 
“….and in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.” – the Beatles
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