Blue Moon Astrology
The Online Home of Astrologer and Writer Elaine Kalantarian
Welcome to Blue Moon Astrology! Thanks for swinging by my little corner of the Web!
How astrology works is a mystery. An ancient art honed through thousands of years of practice, it is based on the Doctrine of Unity, or belief in a universal interconnection of matter — the macrocosm within the microcosm.
The belief in a celestial influence has been with us through the ages, reflected in myriad ways in many of the world's spiritual traditions. Epitomized by the Hermetic maxim, "As above, so below," one of the main tenets upon which astrology is based.
Although there is compelling circumstantial evidence for astrology and its underlying principle of interconnection, we have yet to discover the scientific mechanism that can account for it. We are living in exciting times, however, when fields of modern physics and mathematics, are moving towards interesting, parallel understandings regarding the seemingly magical interplay of energy and matter. We are beginning to see validation for some of the observations mystics have been alluding to for thousands of years.
I post new essays at each month's New and Full Moons, as well as other key transits. The most recent are listed below, and more are available on the essays page. If you would like to receive notification as essays are posted, you can subscribe to the Blue Moon mailing list.
The Square Dance of Change THE URANUS-PLUTO ALIGNMENT May 20, 2013
This Monday, our two outer-planet dynamos, Uranus and Pluto, will align once more in a challenging square aspect. The blending of Uranus and Pluto is probably the most transformational and potentially explosive of all the planetary combinations, all the more so when activated through one of the most dynamic, action-oriented of all aspects, the square. Producing a whopping seven exact squares, all falling in a three-year period, their first exact alignment occurred in June of last year, and the last will fall in March of 2015.
This year, we arrive at the midpoint of Uranus' and Pluto's extended "square dance" of change with two exact alignments: the first coming in three days, and the second on November 1st. This year's exact squares are especially significant as they coincide with the two eclipse seasons of the year, tremendously bolstering the potential for radical change. Read more....
Contentment THE TAURUS NEW MOON & SOLAR ECLIPSE May 9, 2013
This evening, here in Pacific time, we begin a new lunar month with solid, stable, comforting Taurus at the helm. Taurus is a feminine-receptive earth sign — a master at enjoying the physical, sensual aspects of life. Earth signs are rooted in the senses, and like Mother Earth herself, they are soothing, nurturing and supportive without making a big deal about it. People with earth strong in their charts are resourceful, and have an inborn knack for appreciating and getting by with what is already at hand. Much more content than most humans with their lot in life, they are hardy, thriving where they are planted. Earth signs are not too terribly interested in pulling up roots, unless conditions have become truly intolerable. Simple pleasures enjoyed in a peaceful, comfortable and tidy home surrounded by natural beauty, plenty of good wholesome food well prepared, a bit of wine or ale, a comfy chair by the fire, and a warm, cozy bed to rest in at night, is pretty much all Taurus needs to weave her own "hobbity" version of heaven. Read more....
In the Dark THE SCORPIO FULL MOON & LUNAR ECLIPSE April 25, 2013
I few years ago, I had one of the those wild, vivid dreams. The kind of dream that, even while it is happening, you realize it's important, that some extraordinary message is being conveyed and you need to take notice. I am not exactly sure what it is that sets these dreams apart. It's not only what happens in the dream, but also the quality of the projection screen: the light seems clearer and brighter, and every facet, down to the smallest detail, is in sharp focus. Read more....
The icon at the top of this page is the glyph for asteroid 309-Fraternitas, a combination of Sun, Jupiter and the Earth, and symbolizes goodwill.
The Japanese woodblock print, Kingfisher and Iris, is the work of Shoson Ohara (1878-1945). Ohara is considered by many to be the foremost 20th century designer of bird and flower prints, or kacho-e.
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