Blue Moon Astrology
The Online Home of Astrologer and Writer Elaine Kalantarian
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.
Elevation THE SUN ENTERS SAGITTARIUS Nov 21, 2013
Tonight here in Pacific time, the Sun will leave the deep, contemplative waters of Scorpio to enter the sunny fields of Sagittarius. When the Sun shines through the ebullient sign of the Archer, we are more than ready to lighten up. Scorpio's dimly-lit halls of the soul, where we have been residing for the past month, and meeting our shadow-selves, have left us feeling rather dark and claustrophobic. We need more Vitamin D, fresh air, and change of scenery. We yearn for more light-hearted happiness and joy — and cheerful Sagittarius, the philosopher and quester of the zodiac, is just the ticket. Read more....
Descent THE SCORPIO NEW MOON & SOLAR ECLIPSE Nov 3, 2013
Tomorrow morning early, here in Pacific time, we arrive at the Scorpio New Moon, the beginning of a lunar month in which we are meant to embark on a different kind of hero's journey, to dive down into the realm of darkness in order to retrieve some very odd riches, riches of a Scorpionic variety.
Not what we usually think of as treasure, Scorpio riches are comprised of the darker aspects of life, aspects that can be very difficult to face. Taboo curiosities and desires, unexpressed anger, rage, and greed, and the many temptations and inclinations we don't want to admit, not even privately to ourselves, that lurk in our hearts — all of this belongs to Scorpio's dark sanctum. No wonder it is a sign that attracts such negative sentiment, for Scorpio does seem to carry this burden, this collective shadow material, and it permeates their very being, whether they are monsters or angels. Read more....
The Square Dance of Change THE URANUS-PLUTO ALIGNMENT Nov 1, 2013
This Friday, 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 occurred last May, and the second this Friday, November 1st. The 2013 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....
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 lovely Japanese woodblock print is the work of Hasui Kawase (1883-1957), a prominent Japanese painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One of the chief printmakers in the shin hanga ("new prints") movement, Kawase studied ukiyo-e and Japanese style painting. Ukiyo-e, literally "pictures of the floating world," is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints and paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, and were very popular in the rising metropolitan culture of Edo (Tokyo) during the second half of the 17th century.
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