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The Cardinal Cross of the 21-22 of April 2014 April 20, 2014

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ScanWhen we speak of the Cardinal cross, we automatically think of something disastrous that might happen and this fills us with fear. In reality, anytime we are in dire need of change, the thought of venturing into the unknown, to an uncertain outcome of events, fear invade us. But the alternative is to stay as we are. Knowing that what we have, what we do, the daily routine also cause us unhappiness and discontent, but above all things it makes us feel like we are betraying ourselves and we are not living the best possible version of ourselves.
When this happens, we automatically get to blame the environment, others, politics, politicians, the crisis, he, she, them. Creative frustration, makes us blame others for our lack of courage to actually dare to change. It takes guts to change, admittedly.
This Cardinal cross that is not going to act, ONLY this week, since it actually has been more than one year, that we are being confronted with the fact that there are certain things that we can not struggle with anymore. We have tried and tried thousands of way to fix it and it does not work. Some situations, people, version of ourselves simply don’t stimulate us anymore.
This is experienced as an inner push and pull that do not let us rest and that whenever someone asks: “How are you?” and we respond “Fine, thank you”, we know we are keeping something in the pipeline and that there are a lot of other words that would better describe how we really feel.
“Well” “Fine, have no meaning, is a rather poor way of expressing how we are and everyone should find another word, even to ourselves, to describe how we feel, really.
Often, the simple action of finding a word that better explains our true feelings, “clarifies” the situation, sheds some light in what is going on inside us, makes us aware of what is actually happening inside of us.
By saying “fine” we are often avoiding a confrontation with ourselves. Without that confrontation, we can not get out of the cloud that prevents us from seeing clearly.
One of the best formulas to help us tune in to ourselves is to ask: “How do I feel NOW?”
NOW, is all we have. It is only when we remain hooked to the past or worried about the future, that the anxiety begins.
All nationalisms that divide us are still engaged in the “before”. and “before” only chains us to the grudges, the divisions, the hatred, we or our ancestors have felt.
The most challenging part of this cross and that’s why is a CROSS, is that we feel the urge to produce change, to liberate ourselves from what it oppresses us, but in many instances we can not, just yet, because on this cross Uranus and Pluto which are collective and generational planets, are involved, and that makes feel that external circumstances are preventing us to move on. It feels as if is not simply up to us.
But the change should be internal. The outside will change automatically when we change our inner chips. If there are things that we put too much value on, like a house, precious objects, money, relationships, and we think that without it we would not be able to survive, then those things have an enormous power over us, but if we suddenly look at it in a more detached fashion, and realize that we could actually survive without it, then, we have already changed.
As Bob Marley said: “emancipate yourself from mental slavery”, because all that enslaves us, is mental. It is our cultural conditioning, our beliefs, what designs our daily reality, if we can let go of some of them, we have already changed.
One of the phrases that we must eliminate from our vocabulary is “I CAN’T”. There is no where to go from there.
We always have options, ALWAYS.
Astrology teaches us, that everything is or are “possibilities”, and our free will allows us to choose the most appropriate one for our present moment.
Often in our fight against our own destiny, it is that we find our true destiny and this sometimes is not what we thought we wanted, or what we expected of ourselves, but if we look at it carefully and let it flow with love and dignity we understand that that is exactly what we needed. And that is the magic of life. Our Fate should surprise us continuously, if there is no surprise there is no creativity. If the artist knows exactly how it will all end, then there is not art. Creativity is not something safe or predictable.
Use the power of this cross to understand your options, your chances and hopes that your soul will be able to choose what is best for you.

The disappearance of flight MH370 of Malaysian Airlines April 7, 2014

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astro_2ast_527_flight_370.39117.25946Exactly a month after its disappearance, still no traces of flight 370, that inexplicably vanished from radars and contact with base control(or so it seems). No one seems to know anything of the fate of this aircraft and all its passengers and those who love conspiracy theories, have already imagined all kinds of scenarios. What is certain, is that there is an incredible confusion and the theories of the fate of the plane change daily and the most reasonable of them all is that finished at the bottom of the sea.
Sea, confusion, dubious actions = NEPTUNE in an astrological mind.
So, to quench my natural astrological curiosity, I decided to raise the flight birth chart for the take off time and here’s what is what i found. The flight left Kuala Lumpur, at the 12: 41 am on Saturday March 8.
Without surprise we have a Sagittarius Asc, which describes an international flight, with people of various nationalities in it. The Asc ruler is located in Cancer in the 8th House in opposition to Pluto and both forming squares to Uranus, what is actually happening to absolutely everyone at present and is part of the Grand Cross, which will be exact on the 21st of this month, when Mars in Libra joins this configuration. Even so, in this case it is particularly significant, considering what happened, and also taking into consideration the fact that is the Asc ruler that falls into the 8 House here, which we all know that it has to do with death and our journey to the underworld. This when this aspect takes a clear and terrifying meaning, describing unexpected events and probably explosives (Uranus), causing the death (Pluto)of a large number of people of different nationalities (Jupiter).
The strangest thing maybe that Neptune is located exactly in the IC, describing the confusing nature of the disappearance. This is a good example of what happens to these generational planets when they are in conjunction to the angles of the chart. Moreover, this was the night that the Moon, which is also exactly in the DC, meaning in exact opposition to the Asc, formed its first quarter with respect to the Sun, which puts it in exact square to the Sun located next to Chiron and Neptune and the asteroid Poseidon, that it is the other name of Neptune, and both are the gods of the sea. Thetis, mother of Achilles, and the goddess of the sea is also in conjunction to the Moon, but something more: next to the Moon is the asteroid MOIRA (the other name for Fate, which means, what is has been allotted to us) which is next to the asteroid China. Next to them are asteroids Oceana and Incidence. Everything in the 6th House, speaking about the technical part of the aircraft performance. Next to the Moon is also the asteroid Coco, in this case representing the Cocos Islands, route believed to have been taken by the plane after it turned and disappeared and close to the area where now they are getting signals that are believed to be from black box.
Mars in the 11th house of groups, conjunct the Lunar Node and Vesta and Ceres forms a square to Venus in the 2nd house, what describes to me perhaps a conflict of ideas and values inside the plane.
Saturn from the 12 House of secret enemies, is in square to Mercury in Aquarius in the House 3, which seems to be related to the difficulty in communications to the aircraft with radars, and theories that someone disconnected from the inside of the plane all the communication system. HM!
No doubt many flights possibly took off at that time, but not exactly like this and from that place, that has placed Neptune and the Moon, in exact angular position.
Ponder on this for a while, on this clear example of the potential of the asteroids in a chart and I invite you to comment in whatever it is that you see in the Charter of this flight, which we have not yet found and share your vision of it. – See more at: http://www.astrologiaarquetipica.com/2014/04/07/flight-mh370-of-malaysian-airlines/#sthash.6dQSNtwo.dpuf

The Cardinal Grand Cross and the Lunar Eclipse of the 15th of April March 31, 2014

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Cardinal_Grand_Cross_SqBefore I say anything, it is very important not to panic, as many tend to do, thinking that something like the end of the world will occur or a disaster without solution.
This extraordinary Cardinal cosmic Grand Cross, which is formed by two oppositions or aspects of 180 °, between Jupiter in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn and the other between Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries, which means that these four planets are at a distance of 90 ° between them, forming 4 right angles, as seen from the Earth. All what this cross will bring to our lives at a personal level, is already on the table. We already had what appeared to be a final rehearsal with all the costumes, at the end of December or beginning of January of this year, as you prefer to see it, and now will have as I said in my previous article on the new moon in Aries, the Grand Opening or Grand Debut, as you like it.
Whatever is urging us to find a way out or a resolution in order to be more in contact with ourselves, to feel in the path to our complete manifestation, or more in line with the needs of our soul, is what this cross brings at a personal and global level. If we look briefly to the Archetypes of these planets, we know that Jupiter in Cancer (which has been in square to Uranus in recent months and has brought so many rains, flooding, overflow of rivers, landslide, etc), and at the international level has somehow fostered the sense of home, family, expansion and patriotism to a new level. Uranus in Aries, has lead us to understand the true meaning of revolution, unexpected explosive events (Fukushima occurred the same day that Uranus entered Aries), urgency of change and liberation. Pluto in Capricorn, brought us this financial world crisis in combination with Uranus and Saturn. The same year that Pluto came into this sign, we saw the fall of The Lehman Brothers and the beginning of this crisis, which of course, is not only a global financial crisis any more, but a very important change of consciousness. Pluto also connects us with the evolutionary need for the collective, beyond our control, with what we need to develop as a specie and what must die in order to evolve. Under Urano Aries-Pluto in Capricorn square the “start-ups” began to flourish around the world. Mars, the Warrior, action, war, the assertion of identity, is making its retrograde motion in the sign of Libra (http://cristinalaird.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/mars-in-libra-from-december-2013-to-july-2014/). Ukraine, the Northern and South Korea, Venezuela, Egypt, Syria, are all situations that we can attribute to this Grand Cross and it is possible that we will see some sort of compromise and resolution in these areas or what is worse something may explode.
At a personal level it is important to look at the chart itself, to see which houses are set in motion by this cross and what planets are affected by it. If you have planets around the 13 ° of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, certainly you are being confronted with issues that overwhelm you, situations created by decisions made in the past and that you should resolve to be able to evolve in life. In this type of aspects, we cannot deceive ourselves anymore. We can not wish for the best. the more you escape it, the more it overwhelms you.
It is also true that Uranus, allows us to see things that we did not see before, big ideas can arise from this combination, ideas that can change our lives and take us along paths never before dreamed.
Uranus in Aries and Mars in Libra, has to do with our identity and sense of purpose in life vs our relationship with others, especially personal relationships, therefore many couples will be faced with the choice of whether to continue in a relationship that means a heavy burden at this time or which confronts them with the difficulty of combining home life with our professional lives. There is need to find ways to deal with it, building a bridge between our purpose in life and the compromise with the other person, allowing the two to follow their own professional path.
The combination of Uranus with Jupiter brings to the table climate change and the need to be aware of this and find solutions, NOW. Awareness also leads us to understand that the inability to put an end to wars has god do with our commitment to nationalism and its negative effects. We must find a way to maintain our cultural identity, without separating us and dividing us. We must put and end to wasting resources, energy and lives to assert our diversity. Struggles for territory and autonomy of countries and languages, only separate us more and more.Animals of all species communicate without language, how it is possible that we have lost the ability to read ourselves and connect even without need to talk? Nature is connected in a perfect way, and our incredible quality of having developed a verbal way to connect others should not work against us, but for our benefit. The more we learn to listen to ourselves, the more we’ll be able to listen to others and thus understand the similarity between humans, rather than the differences.
The divisions from country to country in terms of laws prohibiting homosexuality as those who are legalizing gay marriage, are another feature of the Uranus-Pluto square. Pluto is our contact with the inner Beast whose only concerns is to eat, survive and perpetuate the species. Is that part of ourselves that is terrified of gay marriage, as it could pose a danger to our survival. But, what century are we living in? I wonder…: “what will it take for us to accept human nature in its entirety?” I wonder: has it ever been a time in history where there were no gays among us?I don’t think so. It is part of our nature. Period. Enough is enough!
Yesterday New Moon has begun the process but what will detonate the Cross will be April 15th Lunar eclipse. Although we have never had a cross identical to this, in 1934, there was a T-square between Jupiter in Libra, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Cancer, which marked the rise of Nazism and Hitler as its leader. Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934 and have a look at what was going on that year in the world and perhaps we can have some idea of the similarities with the present time. We must not forget that Pluto is stationing retrograde just after the eclipse peaks, and will begin its “reverse motion” until September 23, when it will station direct.
If we look at the chart from the eclipse of April 15, will see the Moon in conjunction to the Lunar node (required so there is an eclipse) in Libra and along with Ceres and Vesta, opposed to Eris, Juno and the Sun in Aries, aspect which should be called “‘anger management”. The lesson will be, to retrieve our projections and stop blaming others for our problems. It is never the fault of others what happens to us. We do have “Some” “free will” at our disposal.
I find it interesting that Noah, the movie comes out at this time when according to history, and the old testament, to the imminence of the end of the world, Noah, decides to hop on a boat with a pair of each kind! Perhaps we can find many answers are in this allegory, which speaks to us of that no matter what kind or nationality you are, we all have to get on the same boat to survive.
Fortunately Neptune, Venus and Chiron in PISCES form a trine to Jupiter, perhaps reminding us of the fact that only if we think as ONE, we can save this fabulous planet in which we live. If we listen to our inner nature, there are no differences, we all need to eat, touch, communicate, fornicate to procreate and to not feel alone, everyone must learn the lessons of how to live with another, who comes from an ancestral story different from ours, since we all seek to find love. The folklores and traditions that separate us, are nothing compared with our points in common. Neptune has also lead us to awareness of deceptions, the disappointments, the fraud to which we are subjected constantly and must learn to handle.
Without the slightest intention to predict, we can expect more of this in this extraordinary times, that far from being negative, is helping us to bring these issues to the consciousness and understand that it is only in our hands solve them. We can no longer say superficially: “Well, everything will passband will return to be as it was…”
Nothing will ever be as before again-.
If you want to know how this Grand Cross personally affect you, go to: http://www.astrologiaarquetipica.com/private-readings/

New Moon in Aries – TODAY AND TOMORROW March 29, 2014

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375web-birthofthenewmanBefore anything I apologize for having been away for a couple of weeks, but other aspects of my life, have been knocking on my door and I had no choice but to respond. But I’m back and as appropriate for the new moon in Aries, which means along with the Equinox, the true Astrological New Year, a new flow of energy pushes us towards something renewed, new paths, new adventures, new projects, new ideas, new techniques of work, new decisions, renovation, renovation and renewal. The extraordinary power of initiation of Aries is being felt stronger that ever for this new moon, because it becomes exact in conjunction to Uranus, thus accentuating the current and famous cardinal T-cuadrante that all astrologers have been talking and writing about since 4 years ago: Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Cancer are involved in this aspect we call a T-square which is still at its maximum power. This lunation kind of starts this month of April, where we will have a Lunar eclipse on the 15th, followed by the Grand Cardinal Cross that will be formed when Mars joins the equation on the 21st, from the sign of Libra, and then the solar eclipse in Taurus on the 28 and 29 of this next month.
Much has been said about this Grand Cross, which none of us alive today on the planet has lived through before, which is happening at the same time, all of us experience this incredible political, financial and above all personal changes. When the luminaries (Sun and Moon) and internal or personal planets (from mercury to Mars), are in such a precise aspects with external planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto), as it is the case at present, we get a chance to live and recognize the power of astrology in all its full expression. The change of consciousness that all are living consciously or unconsciously does not leave us any doubts, that, as H.G.Wells said: “Adapt or Perish, now and forever, is the inexorable requirement of Nature”.
This cross which is joined by this new moon in Aries impels us to take a breather and observe, reflect on our way forward. We need to create, inquire, change, remodel, in order to adapt to the new demands of our psyche. What is the collective unconscious asking of us?, which way we should go to expand our minds and give our soul the opportunity to grow, to manifest itself in its entirety? and not simply live as a poor copy of the demands of our cultural and family history. Different cultures are our extraordinary diversity, but diversity is not synonymous with separation or at least, it shouldn’t be. Every human on this planet are in the same predicament, no matter our social, financial and cultural condition. If we damage Nature, both the rich and poor, whites and blacks, Japanese and Argentines, will suffer the consequences.
This new moon forms next to Juno, and Uranus. Relationships have a chance to understand what it means, to be partners and yet maintain autonomy, to understand that each of us must meet the needs of our individual soul, never mind how in love we are. Those relationships that are unable to adapt to this impulse to follow one’s own path and destiny, will probably come to an end, those which can adapt or find a compromise between the life in common, and the internal need of personal fulfillment, will find a common path, a path of respect for the needs of the other and seek a solution. The possibilities are endless, because human beings are extremely creative. Now, if we follow the patterns of previous generations, then we have a problem. Uranus does not let us accommodate and just simply relax in our habits, it keeps tempting us opening doors and whispering to our soul: ‘Look’ “There is more… to life, to your life”. Uranus represents our intellect, our scientific mind, the understanding of the needs of our community and Pluto, connects us with Nature, with our inner beast, with our deepest instincts, with our need to survive and perpetuate the species. The encounter between these two is asking of us, that we find the bridge between these two aspects of our human nature to achieve a balance so that we can operate as complete beings instead of feeling divided. Jupiter in Cancer urges us to find Home, that inner place, where we can feel secure and confident that everything will be fine. The Home that Jupiter is speaking about, is not a geographical location, or a House, but a State of mind that recognizes our diversity but includes other ways of thinking, other idiosyncrasies, other ways of being, because it is this diversity that makes us what we are and enriches us daily. Mars in Libra, approaching in its retrograde motion towards the great cross of April, finally seems to be helping to resolve conflicts between different ethnic groups and customs, emphasizing dialogue. With the exception of Syria, we have seen many military threats but none has been manifested yet.
But of course, nothing can stay as it was. That is impossible, and this is probably the most complicated influence of this Grand Cross, we should reform our education, our social services and our attitude towards the community, to politics, towards Nature. As I like to say it to myself, “we must return to the Goddess”, we must understand the laws of nature that continually guide us in the right path. These are great moments to take long walks in contact with the sea, the forest, the mountain.
Meditate and connect with Nature, make contact with that majestic and living force, this will give you the keys to understand which path you must follow. Human relations confuse us and disturb us at times and we need to breathe fresh air and listen to ourselves in a calm and wild environment. It is in our own inner wilderness where many of the answers we seek, lay.

Full Moon in Virgo – Hoy y Mañana!!!! March 16, 2014

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Asteroid with aspectsHere comes this full moon in the sign of Virgo which like all lunations comes loaded with unique qualities to this particular one and somehow concludes issues initiated in the last new moon in PISCES on March 1st.
The opposition VIRGO (Moon) PISCES (Sun) activates this energy angle of astrological symbols that impulse us in search of the bridges between water and earth, mental and the intuitive, dissemination the limits, with the application of them. Between the practical and the Ethereal, the divine and the earthly, humans and gods at all levels. We confront with the difference between the non academic knowledge of Pisces and the analytical more academic scientific ways of Virgo.
Virgo approaches life in a rational way and Pisces from the emotions. Virgo, scans the other before they jump into love, PISCES jumps right into it and enjoys the madness of love. Virgo takes care of his body in an almost obsessive way, PISCES prefers to get drunk that confronted with the everyday and the rational.
Dance, cinema, photography are some of those bridges between Pisces and Virgo. Dance from the obsession of putting shape and form to express music, cinema, a collection of technicians who try to revive the imagination, photography, in the use of technology to capture a moment that is not repeated and that we can only see when we connect with the ephemeral. Everything that needs some kind of technique to express the Ethereal, is a bridge to Piscis-Virgo. Michael Jackson with Virgo Sun and Moon in PISCES is a perfect example of this.
But Pisces and Virgo are also found in hospitals in doctors and nurses, who are dedicated to the service of others, especially in health. The ability to understand and tune in with the pain of others, maintaining a rational and intellectual approach to it is a Virgo-Pisces combination. This is the perfect combination for those working in ongs. This angle also reminds us of the importance of caring for our health and find the formula to enjoy life without exceeding and punishing the body. This angle evokes the House 6 and 12 of the chart House. The importance of recognizing ancient fate and the possibility of differentiating from it.
This full moon is formed in the prelude to the eclipses of Moon (15th) and the Sun (30th) of the coming month, which happen surrounding the formation of the Grand Cardinal cross, involving Mars, Uranus, Jupiter and Pluto. At this moment Mars is retrograde and away from the cross, but the other 3 planet continue to form the cardinal T-cuadrante, which describes the current time so eloquently.
If you are Sagittarius or Gemini these days are a reminder of the issues that need resolution, if you are a Pisces and Virgo, these are magical moments that you have to use to understand your mind and listen to your heart with care. Virgo tells Pisces: “without hard work and technique you’ll never arrive to any degree of excellence and Pisces tells Virgo: “I rather have a little less excellence and enjoy life a little more”.
The Saturn- Sun trine and Saturn Sextile to the Moon, is still on, helping us to be more patient and demand justice. This chart of the lunation is raised to Barcelona, Spain, putting the angularity of the Virgo-Pisces in the first and seventh House, evoking the need to recognize our need for personal relationships, without sacrificing our independence and our personal mission in life. This Moon is also forming squares to the Galactic center which is at about 27º of Sagittarius, this immense black hole that marks the center of our Galaxy and that emits huge radio waves, X-ray, infrared radiation and gamma or so we think.
Jupiter in Cancer, the traditional ruler of PISCES forms a large trine Neptune, the modern ruler of this sign, and Chiron, both in PISCES, so something tells us, that we have within ourselves that quality that our soul needs to heal. Search within yourself and learn to listen to your heart.

La Luna Nueva en Piscis y los asteroides en la Carta astral de Vladimir Putin March 2, 2014

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astro_245ast_151_vladimir_putin_201432.42883.35866For this New Moon in Pisces of yesterday, he asteroid UKRAINA opposes Mars (the army) in Libra, and the CRIMEA asteroid completes the Grand Cardinal cross, opposing URANUS in ARIES (Revolution), forming the square to JUPITER in Cancer ( the people) and Pluto in Capricorn (power struggles between institutions and Governments).
Following the advice of a friend, I’ve picked up the birth chart of Vladimir Putin to see that role he will play in this situation in Crimea and Ukraine and oH! surprise!, i was suddenly reminded that his Sun in Libra is exactly at 13º of Libra, exactly where the current cosmic cross that will be exact during the month of April takes place.

So i preceded to put Ukraina and Crimean asteroids in his natal chart and found that Ukraina is in conjunction to his natal Pluto, which in turn is in conjunction to his MC, all in opposition to the Lunar node in house 4 and forming a t-square to Jupiter in Taurus in the 7th House. We can read this as a clear conflict of power in the area of the House 10, his position in power, with the 4th House, his territory, which he calls ‘home’, and international relations described by Jupiter on 7. At the same time the asteroid Crimea, is leaving his house 8 which is actually the House 5 from 4, the children of his land and we see the serious conflict in which this part of Ukraine, feels more related to Russian culture, rejecting the liberation movement that just happened in Ukraine.

If we return to the chart of the new moon in PISCES in my previous article, we will see that the asteroid Crime is now a 9º of Libra, a few degrees of the Natal Sun of Putin and activating the cosmic cross already affecting him. An eloquent aspect of why Putin is involved in this conflict. At the same time, the asteroid Ukraina is located at 21 ° of Aries, activating the natal constellation of planet: Saturno-Neptuno-Merucurio in Libra in the House 12 (secret enemies) by opposition. The question would be: “Will Putin act accordion to his planet in Libra, sitting down to talk and negotiate or will he act by force?”

The Cosmic April Cross, takes place just after the total eclipse of the Moon on the 15th, and before the Annular solar Eclipse on the 29. Eclipses are known to coincide with the beginning of wars. I wonder if the strength of Mars in Libra which tends to resolve conflicts in a fair and diplomatic way, will reign in this process.

I give you this to ponder and comment on it, if you feel like it!

FULL MOON IN PISCES – FEBRUARY 28TH 2014 February 28, 2014

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HER-LA-LITO-PISCISThe new and full moons have always been a fascination for humans. Since time immemorial man has observed the effects of these Lunar changes with absolute enchantment trying to decipher what is happening when this endless dance between the Sun and the Moon is expressed. We already know that the effect of these Lunar changes don’t affect only humans but all living and non-living things. We all remember the last full moon of February 14, when the sea became a menace for many parts of the world, a volcano erupted in Indonesia, computers went crazy, and more than one of us lost emotional control.

The new moons normally invites us to reflect on the events that occurred in the last quarter of the Moon, or on the last full moon and it opens up options and doors that we get the chance to clearly see two or three days before that new moon peaks. This extraordinary new moon which will be exact, in Barcelona, (you should check time zones for other parts of the world) on Saturday, March 1 at 9:00 hrs, at 10º PISCES 39′, right in between Chiron and Neptune, appears to show us what parts of our character and of our life need to heal. It carries also a message of what should heal in our environment and our personal relationships. A stunning t-square between Venus in Capricorn which is in square (90º) to Mars in Libra, which in turn is in conjunction to the Lunar Node and Vesta, and at the same time opposes the South Node of the Moon that is located in conjunction to Eris in Aries, invites us to contemplate and review our values and check what needs to be renewed. The values of the past no longer work, and the world is rapidly changing. We are now all seeing very clear who steals our money, and corruption in the whole world is becoming more and more obvious and many people are being brought to justice. We seriously need to revise who we are voting for and what do we expect from the people who should be administrating our lives.

Looking at the images of Beijing covered in smog where you couldn’t see couple of metres away, reminded me of that Neptunian energy that often doesn’t let us see clear , that takes us to a world of illusions difficult to manage sometimes and the need to rely on what IS and on our intuition and trust ourselves. I can’t imagine an image more Piscean than that. We know that PISCES tells us that we are all one, therefore the theme of “the illusion of separation” is no doubt a topic of this new moon. If we keep positioning ourselves on one side or the other and we continue arguing and fighting to defend whatever we believe to be so different to others, we are transiting through the fog. Listening to the President of Uganda, ranting about gays, as if they belonged to another human species, reminded me that there was a new moon in Pisces coming and that we must question, what exactly is that we are separating from, what is that which we see as so different from us. Different idiosyncrasies does not mean that we are different, but simply that all that variety live inside all of us and that is precisely what makes human beings so special, all that incredible diversity, is who we are, and we don’t need to kill each other for it. Nature is diverse, the flowers with their infinite and different colors and scents, are always flowers.

Cancer is one of the most strongly affected signs by this new moon, with new possibilities knocking at their door, but always with the conviction that certain things must change in order to let them happen. Scorpio and Pisces also have the opportunity to slightly clean neighborhood and surrender to the new.

The highlights of this new moon in PISCES is that it peaks just as Mercury stations Direct, and that finally the Messenger of the Gods goes back to go forward, having made us question the way in which we communicate and Mars stations RETROGRADE until May 20th, which means that instead of spending two months in the sign of Libra, as it normally would, this time will be almost 7 months in this sign, you can read about it here: http://cristinalaird.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/mars-in-libra-from-december-2013-to-july-2014/. Saturn in Scorpio also stations RETROGRADE on March 2 until July 20, and this aspect will bring more light on the corruption and the dishonesty of people in power, but will also make us confront our true intentions. On 6 March, Jupiter stations Direct, putting end to its retrograde motion, which began on 6 November last year on its way once more to the Grand Cardinal cross that takes place in April, but still, for this moon is in square to Uranus and in opposition to Pluto. The outstanding unresolved issues are still like a thorn on our backsides.
This new moon in PISCES connects us with our ancestral and cultural conditioning and with the notion that if we become conscious of it, we can decode in order to become who we really are and not the simple product of the place of birth or parents. It is possible to transform and decode the mind, rather than repeat patterns without even realizing is that we are doing it. PISCES speaks of the human race and our connection with all living being on this planet that we call home, and not just with nationalities and territorial feelings, that only speak or our feelings of separation, of a North and a South, an outside and an inside, an East and a West. EVERYTHING that happens to A human being happens to all Mankind. Period.

Full Moon in Leo with Mercury Retrograde – Feb 14 February 13, 2014

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Today Mercury in its retrograde face that began on Feb. 6 at 3 ° PISCES 18′, dips back into the sign of Aquarius, reminding us that we have to keep our minds open and with a view to the Universal Future.
We are also two days away from the full moon in Leo which peaks on the 14th at 26 ° Leo-Aquarius 13′. All full moons concludes, or bring closure to situations initiated in the previous new moon which in this case was on January 30 at 10º Aquarius 55′. The power of this Full Moon and its effect on us will be intimately related to the tension in the situations at hand. Since all this is happening in ‘coincidence’ with a retrograde motion of Mercury, which is part of this lunation, being in conjunction to the Sun, and in direct opposition to the Moon, themes of communication, both verbal and written, are illuminated. To complete the picture, Saturn from Scorpio forms what we call a T-square to this lunation making a square to the Sol-Mercury conjunction and to the Moon. The singing, renewal, extension, of contracts are issues to consider, as it is the RE-structure of both verbal and written agreements, and the way we express ourselves both professionally and with family and loved ones.
These aspects, coincide with situations that seem definitely to twist of Fate, since they appear to be out of our control, but even so, they force us to RE-condider a situation that has been born from something we have said, signed, written and its consequences. A reminder of the word Karma, so abused today, normally referring to actions of “other lives”, but in its true meaning as it is the confrontation with the result of decisions we have taken in THIS life. Of course, I am not talking only about painful outcomes, but in any case things that we must RE-vise, RE-consider, RE-think.
Neptune is also part of this Lunation since is close enough to Mercury and the Sun and therefore in opposition to the Moon, which reminds us the possibilities of any deception, in the sense of not having paid attention to all the details. If you are signing something, these days, is very important that read all the “fine print” of what is being signed, which might then turn or be used against us. Meetings of communities to discuss relevant issues are also very possible.
Mars from Libra and about to station retrograde on March 1st, is n an exact Trine to the Sun and almost exact to Mercury and in an exact Sextile to the Moon, therefore the momentum to reach an agreement is powerful and in this case we must also sit and read “the fine print” carefully. The power of the Martian energy are difficult to control and more than one of us, will lose control these days and say things we’ll regret later. Measure your words and think. Fortunately Jupiter from Cancer forms a trine to Neptune and Chiron, which might make even more difficult to control impulses, it also enhances the ability to forgive, to reflect and to correct, intensifying the compassion and the ability to see the other’s point of view.
The sign of Aquarius, very relevant in this Lunation, ruled by Uranus and Saturn, inspires us to look towards a future of equality, collaboration, freedom, community, beyond boundaries of nationality, culture and religion. It confronts us with the fact that before having a nationality or cultural conditioning, we have Life, and Humanity. We are born of another human being, and we must learn to survive, learning to eat, Digest, breathe, evacuate, express ourselves, walk, defend ourselves, ask for food when we need it, or ask for a touch when we are hot or cold, smiling, crying, playing, etc. All these human processes that everyone must learn to manage, before having a nationality or a culture or language. Our origin is the same in all cultures, nationalities and religions. We are born from the encounter of two humans in a sexual act, which may or may not be full of love. Even so, almost all of us are born of an act of Love and Necessity.
Open your mind and think about what you think, say, or sign.

February 3, 2014

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philip seymour hoffmanastro_245ast_504_phillip_hoffman_201423.42591.5005Another Neptunian tragedy!
Yesterday morning they found the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (R.I.P.)dead in his apartment in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Another strongly Neptunian soul succumbing to the seduction of the energies of this little blue planet, apparently distant and yet always found in the mysterious catacombs of our mind.
This great artist was born as it is expected in these cases with the Sun and Mercury in trine (120 °) to Neptune and possibly the Moon in square to it. Unfortunately we don’t have the time of birth, but all that day the Moon was in the sign of Aquarius, which often describes an experience of cold and distant mother who does not connect with the soul of the child. A wound that the person carries for the rest of his existence, no matter how successful is in his adult life.
Often in these cases, nobody seems to be aware of their condition, but having been born with Mars in Scorpio, Phillip would be a specialist in hiding its true state of mind.
I won’t go into detail since by not having his exact birth time, there are many elements that we don’t have, but the transit of Saturn in Scorpio to his natal Neptune, is eloquent enough, and it was marching towards the square to his natal Sun.
In this past two years, Neptune in transit, has been making a trine to his Mars in Scorpio, another telling aspect of his struggle with his addictions and his eagerness to get out of it. At the same time Neptune was rapidly approaching the opposition to natal Venus and for someone in such a Neptunian profession and with strong natal aspects to this planet, he would have been feeling its message already, the imminent approach to the Neptunian natural repulsion for anything mortal and ordinary.
The struggle for acceptance of our mortality and of the imperfection of our daily life and of those who surround us is a Neptunian struggle. Ordinary life is unbearable to Neptune.
My thoughts are with his ex-wife and their three children.
Photo: Another Neptuniana tragedy!
Yesterday morning they found the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (R.I.P.)dead in his apartment in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Another strongly Neptuniana soul succumbing to the seduction of the energies of this little blue planet, apparently distant and yet always found in the mysterious catacombs of our mind.
This great artist was born as it is expected in these cases with the Sun and Mercury in trine (120 °) to Neptune and possibly the Moon in square to it. Unfortunately we don’t have the time of birth, but all that day the Moon was in the sign of Aquarius, which often describes an experience of cold and distant mother who does not connect with the soul of the child. A wound that the person carries for the rest of his existence, no matter how successful is in his adult life.
Often in these cases, nobody seems to be aware of their condition, but having been born with Mars in Scorpio, Phillip would be a specialist in hiding its true state of mind.
I won’t go into detail since by not having his exact birth time, there are many elements that we don’t have, but the transit of Saturn in Scorpio to his natal Neptune, is eloquent enough, and it was marching towards the square to his natal Sun.
In this past two years, Neptune in transit, has been making a trine to his Mars in Scorpio, another telling aspect of his struggle with his addictions and his eagerness to get out of it. At the same time Neptune was rapidly approaching the opposition to natal Venus and for someone in such a Neptunian profession and with strong natal aspects to this planet, he would have been feeling its message already, the imminent approach to the Neptunian natural repulsion for anything mortal and ordinary.
The struggle for acceptance of our mortality and of the imperfection of our daily life and of those who surround us is a Neptunian struggle. Ordinary life is unbearable to Neptune.
My thoughts are with his ex-wife and their three children.


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mercury-retrograde-signMuch has been written and is written on the retrograde motion of this small planet that takes 88 days to go around the Sun. Therefore in one year, goes around it about 4 times.
We already know that the retrograde motion that occurs about 3 or 4 times a year (this year 3 times), does not mean that Mercury actually recoils, but instead it is an optical illusion, seen from Earth, every time Mercury passes parallel to our planet. Since it moves faster than us around the the Sun, it gives the impression of retreating, in degrees, for about 3 weeks. Something like when we are going on a train parallel to another on a different track, and as we pass it, it gives us the impression that the other goes back. As a result of many years of research each time that this phenomenon occurs, we already know that a series of events, which mostly have to do with Communications, Commerce, legal proceedings, paper work, the functioning of all our communication devices, like computers, mobile phones, etc, are affected, and unfortunately at times (and also fortunately, depending on how you look at it), in a negative and even comic way. A process of angularity as with everything in Astrology. As we commonly say: “Everything depends from what angle you are looking”
This year its shadow period has started around on January 22 at about 18 ° Aquarius and it will station retrograde on February 6 at 3°PISCES 19′.It re-enters Aquarius on February 13 until March 1 when it stations direct once again, at 18º of Aquarius to re-enter PISCES on February 17.
If you have planets in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or PISCES) or at the end of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), around these degrees you can have fun, paying attention to what happens from now on. The retrograde Mercury, often drive us to RE-consider, RE-envision, RE-study, RE-think, RE-flex, RE-direct, Re-view, etc., any situation that we have in our hands and need our full attention. For example, if it contacts your planets in house II, or their Rulers, you might have to check up your Bank statements in search of some payments that you have made by mistake or that you haven’t done and still must do. If it aspects planets in or transits the House III, you might have to rethink your relationship with your siblings, or a neighbor, or some courses you must do or postpone some trips you’ve planned in advance. But of course, remember that it is not always negative, since it is also possible that you find a better solution for the situation, or someone from the past appears to give you a better idea.
Many times computers malfunctions, internet is slow, mobile phones are lost, you may lose all your contacts and it is interesting to analyze, whether any of these things coincide with moments in our lives, when we need to disconnect. Free ourselves of excess of communication to be able to analyze a situation more cautiously.
This time Mercury stations retrograde at 21 43 hrs GMT, and Barcelona and Central Europe at 22 43 hrs. The moon will be in Taurus, in its last quarter, thus forming a square to the Sun in Aquarius and completing the T-square is Saturn in Scorpio. Emotional issues with people in authority or those we have put in that position, are possible. Great opportunity for RE-vising these emotional issues that we carry from our childhood, in respect to our feelings towards our parents. The Sun in Aquarius inspires us to individuate, finally “cut the bond that unites us with those images of father we have from childhood”.In the Greek Myth of Cronos and Uranus when Saturn (Cronos)encouraged by his mother, cuts Urano’s testicles, who is actually his father and the God of Heaven, we understand that it is an act of absolute creativity and liberation from the paternal voice and power, and the result of it was, the birth of Venus, or of our true creativity and self-esteem, which as the myth indicates is only possible when we get divorced from the importance we give to the internal parental voice.
Mercury is just a degree away from Neptune, and opposed Pallas, in the Chart of the time when Mercury actually stations retrograde in PISCES, therefore pay attention to the dreams you have at the moment, as they can be very revealing of our inner truth and can guide us on the path to follow. Venus, next to Pluto in Capricorn, continue in the cardinal T-square, opposing Jupiter and forming a square to Uranus in Aries. Mars has come out of the equation for a little while, but in April, returns with force in retrograde motion, which begins on March 1, the day that Mercury stations direct. This T-cuadrante has filled my consultation of people with more anxiety than ever, physical ailments previously not experienced and without specific explanation. uch concern and much insomnia and is the T-square invite us to immediate action, especially since it includes Uranus n Aries and Jupiter in Cancer, both in Cardinal signs, it is like a double whammy of an impulse to change and take decision and if we’re not prepared for this action, we feel a disappointment and an internal conflict, expressing itself in disease, physical discomfort and anxiety-
Use this period to re-energize your plans, your projects, accept your limitations, to avoid disillusionment and emotional self-sabotage. Mars together with Vesta in Libra form a trine to Mercury at the time of its station, therefore it is necessary to analyze things more from mental stand point than from the emotional, in order to maintain the focus on what we are doing and a clear view in our capabilities. These are the ideal time to take things easy, learn to wait for the right time or Kairos, and that it must come from the depths of the soul, because only the souls knows how to recognize it.
The best way to combat anxiety is to have more physical activity and …. if you dance, then…. dance and dance and dance! and take care of your soul, love yourself even when you don’t.
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