Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Last night while we slept the Leo Moon opposed Neptune. Perhaps we all awoke with the remnants of beautiful dreams!

‘Two Lights State Park’ photo by Sylas Demello

Then, just as the day began the Moon slipped into hard working, perfectionist Virgo. It certainly kicked in our need to get back to work after a long weekend! A few days still remain until Mercury turns direct to support our forward motion, still time to catch up on those loose ends! Clean up our messes, and the messes left behind by others as well!

Today it is important to look at reality without filters, look at your situation clearly. Make assessment of what is needed to bring yourself closer to your ideal in the areas of health, exercise, the general routines of your life and how you are contributing to humanity as a whole.

Tomorrow’s New Moon in Virgo at 6:29AM brings us the opportunity to put changes in these areas into clear focus. Find the routines that will reduce chaos and physical stress. Look at where you can be of useful service to others. The energy of Virgo wants us to perfect ourselves only so we can be of benifit to humanity – not so our homes can be spotless!

The real Virgo trick is to find perfection in the chaos, perfection in all the messy ways that life manifests! When we look at our lives with eyes wide open, allowing things to be as they are, we clearly see what a fabulous mess life really is! How could it be otherwise? Learn to make the best of this reality, find ways to optimize what you have to offer those around you. Discover who you are in the bigger picture.

Tomorrow – 6:29AM – New Moon in Virgo.
Set your plans, your aspirations, make your lists, ready, set – GO!

“Let the Universe Support Your Growth”

Laurie Farrington
Astro*lore – Astrology by Laurie

Sunday, September 5, 2010

photo by Sylas DeMello

Oh, I do love the Moon in Leo!
Heading to Montreal today with my friend Sylas on her 29th Birthday! What a lovely day it should be! The expressive, playful Leo Moon Trines expansive Jupiter and unpredictable Uranus – encouraging us to dramatically and spontaneously express ourselves as though we were on stage! Expect to encounter some cranky moments as Mercury and Mars agitate each other a bit… work to let that energy pass like clouds on a basically clear day.

Champlain Valley Fair! 2010

Keep your energy on the playful side and enjoy!
Freely acknowledge those around you, pass compliments easily, encourage your most generous nature and you will have a great day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Moon moved into Cancer this morning bringing our emotions to the front line. Our beautiful Moon starts her day with very strong aspects! We feel the power of Pluto, the intensification of Uranus, the expansion of Jupiter and the restriction of Saturn all entering our emotional envirornment!
The manifestation of our emotions will likely reflect this tension.

photo by Sylas DeMello

It is best to use this as an opportunity to observe our currently strategies of managing strong emotions. Whatever you learn today will pay off during Venus’ upcoming retrograde period – which we will talk about very soon!

Thursday September 2, 2010

purple & green!

Wow! Today is a day to grab hold of and do your very best to enjoy!

The Gemini Moon makes lovely aspects to Venus, Mars, Neptune and Chiron!

Take some time to play, socialize and enjoy those close to you.

The Trine from the Sun to the nodes enables our enjoyment of today to bring us to a better place in days ahead! The future will be better determined by how you spend & who you spend your time with today!

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The Triple Goddess – The Cycles of Life

The worship of the Goddess in ancient cultures reflects the phases of the Moon. Her archetypes live on within our hearts and minds. Our lives, as women, proceed through the stages of the Triple Goddess.

~ the Maiden ~ the Mother ~ the Crone ~

We begin our journey as the Maiden. This stage represents purity, youth, freshness and all that is new and full of awe and wonder.
During this stage we have our health, our innocence, our idealism and our entire future ahead of us. Our every breath is braced in anticipation! As the Maiden we see beauty and the wonder of nature in all things. The Maiden is represented by the New Moon and the Waxing Moon.

Time passes quickly and we move beyond this state of idealistic innocence. At age 27.5 we come upon our Progressed Lunar Return. This marks a very different cycle life.

By the time we have reached this phase we have encountered our first disappointments, disillusionment and a certain amount of pain. Maturity pushes us to step into a new role. It is now the time for us to support new life and accept the responsibility of our actions and the results of our decisions. We may or may not become biological mothers during this cycle, but that is not the issue. Our maturation has expanded our view of the world and of those around us. We are no longer infatuated with the newness of our own life, we have experienced some of the bitter edges and understand the need to offer support and love to others.

In our growing maturity we embrace life in the this second phase as we become the Mother. This is a phase of power and fullness which matures us deeply and fully. We now are interested and able to protect and nurture others. The archetype of the mother is the fullness of womanhood. The role of the Mother is one of power, she is the creator of life, the giver, the comforter, the protector, the lover. During this phase we learn confidence, patience, self discipline and responsibility. The Full Moon represents the power and grace of the Mother.

As we approach our Second Progressed Lunar Return (age 55) we move into the final cycle of the triple Goddess. The most difficult to accept and the most misunderstood, we now become The Crone, The Wise Woman, The Hag.

It can be a shock to find oneself suddenly entering this final phase of the cycle, becoming the Crone. Our culture does a poor job of honoring the wisdom of time and age. It is easy to feel that we have disappeared, that others no longer see us.

However, with our own acceptance and understanding, our job in this cycle is to educate the culture, to teach others, and our own value is part of what we must teach. We have much knowledge to pass on, our years on this planet have brought us face to face with the internal wisdom and mysteries of time. The stage of the Crone Goddess symbolizes wisdom and deep transformation. The Crone must care for The Maiden and The Mother. It is time to embrace the inner Wise Woman, the Crone, the Hag, the keeper of Mysteries.

As we move into this cycle and embrace our internal Crone, we recognize the deep value of our stories, we see that all the years of our experience have taught us much. It is time to take seriously our role as teacher, as wise counsel. The Crone is the Elder, the great teacher, the Waning Moon. As we now face another dimension beyond this life, it is our job to pass on the wisdom we have gathered from all the years as Maiden and as Mother. We must hold no bitterness, we must release our attachments, we must learn to move gracefully into age, wisdom and the ultimate coming of death.

It is time to tell our stories with pride and with humility.

Are you at a crossroad in your life? Are your circumstances other than what you expected?

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Life Transitions Require New Perspectives!

It is my goal to empower you in the exploration of the past, present and future of your life.

Let's talk. There is so much to learn and understand.

~ Laurie

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