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Divorce Astrological Style

Divorce 

Astrological Style

Peninsula Woman

Mar - Apr 2004

A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.

~Michael Garrett Marino

Perhaps one of the most profound shifts in American Culture was the introduction and acceptance of Divorce into our family system. Prior to the 1950’s it was taboo for a family to breakup as a result of divorce. As we moved into the 70’s it began to become more commonplace and accepted. From an astrological viewpoint, Divorce can best be understood with the planetary cycle of Pluto moving into the Astrological sign Libra which occurred in the 1970’s.

What is Pluto? Why is Pluto so significant?

Pluto moves through an astrological sign every 15-30 years. Its cycle is comparatively long therefore its affects are collective. The god Hades rules Pluto.  Hades is associated with the shadow and the underworld. Hades accepts the darkness and shadows he lives in.  He knows the importance of embracing what is suppressed and ugly when held in the light. Pluto went into the sign of Libra in 1972. Children born from 1972 through 1984 were all born with Pluto in Libra. 

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Romancing the Zodiac

Romancing

the Zodiac

Penninsula Woman

Jan - Feb 2004

There is no salvation for the Soul

but to fall in Love.

It has to creep

and crawl among

the Lovers first.

~ Rumi

The most common questions I receive as an Astrologer are about Love and Relationship.

The Ancient Greeks defined Romantic Love as an experience that consists of both pleasure and pain.  They called it “Eros.”  They also believed the experience of love occurred through some outside force, which in most cases was in the “act of a god.”   The word Eros also meant “want,” “lack,” and “the desire for that which is missing.”  

In romantic love, lovers want “what they think they do not have.” This makes it impossible for someone to “get what he wants.”  As he gets what he wants, it is no longer wanted. Are you following me? As a result Eros is a major contradiction that creates a tremendous amount of tension in the deeper part of the psyche. If getting satisfaction ends the excitation of the desire for that which is missing, or the Eros, isn’t the recourse to attempt to prolong the moment of desire for what you think is missing for as long as possible? Inevitably all relationships under the influence of Eros will be a failure. So much for romantic love!

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Tis the Season

Tis the Season....

Penninsula Woman

Nov - Dec 2003

 

 Tis’ the Season…..

The Holidays are here! They are certainly a time for reflection, completion and celebration.

It is also the time to review the year and a chance for gathering friends and family together for joyful celebration. (Certainly a great time to have your Astrological Chart looked at for the next years Cycles.)

Electricity is in the air as preparations begin for this festive time. I always look forward to the decorations, traditional music (yes, even the corny stuff) and the amazing sparkle in everyone’s eyes as they rush off to get caught in the whirlwind of shopping, vacations and parties. Everyone is also trying to decide what might be the “perfect” gift for his or her loved ones this year.

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Astrology and Breast Cancer

Astrology & Breast Cancer:

"Storytelling"

A Soul's Story

Peninsula Woman

Sept - Oct 2003

 

 Life is about stories.  Our stories help us to connect with each other.  Without our personal storieswe would not be able to understand or have the capacity to hold another person’s story in our hearts.  September and October are Breast Cancer Awareness month.  When I started to think about writing an article on this topic, I realized I have only known a few women who have shared their personal story with me.  I was quite young at the time and could not relate to them at all.  I don’t know how I feel about that now.  Sad…..actually.

I went online to research this topic and found quite a few stories of many women who have fought with breast cancer.  I found page after page of stories of woman who had struggled and won their fight, and other woman who had struggled and lost.  A few months ago I read a book called, “Grace and Grit” by Ken Wilbur.  It is the intimate and true love story of a couple that went through her fight with breast cancer.  Treya Wilbur did not win her battle with breast cancer, but her fight touched my heart deeply. I recommend this book to anyone.

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The Age of Aquarius - What is an Age?

The Age of Aquarius!

What is an Age?

Peninsula Woman

Jul - Aug 2003

 The Age of Aquarius! Just what is an “Age”?

You and I are living in the most incredible time to be alive.  Now, more than ever before we have access to knowledge and information that in the past would have taken months, perhaps years to find.  Welcome to the Information Age!  The Age of Enlightenment!  The Age of Aquarius!

“When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planet and love will steer the stars.  This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius....”

(“Aquarius”, from Hair by Gerome Ragni and James Rado)

What is an AGE and where does it come from? What is all this emphasis about the Millennium, and the Aquarian Age?  Just WHAT is it?

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