Friday, January 23, 2015

Nuit Report: Astrology for the week of Jan 23! Swim with the Current.

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Whoosh...! The waters begin to come flooding in...

We have an ingress of Venus into Pisces on Tuesday, joining the cast of characters already there: Mars, Chiron, and Neptune. And today, the Moon also is in the sign of the Fishes.



Get on your white water rafting gear, or your fishing gear, or your beach gear, or no gear at all and just get into the water....cause things are getting splashy!

With the Sun in electric Aquarius joined by Mercury retro, this is a strange and exciting brew indeed! The Artist meets the Mad Scientist. Water conducts electricity with ease...zap! Energizing new ideas? Flash intuitions? Shocking revelations?

Mercury retro brings our focus inward into our personal subjective truth. And how do we know what this is? By how we feel.

Pisces is a water sign, and the Water element is all about feeling. It is resistant to the confines of logic, and instead puts us in touch with the irrational modes of intelligence. This is a highly creative time, if we are able to get out of resistance to ourSelves and get into the flow of what is. Creativity is Life!

If you find yourself submerged in the Water, go with the current. It will bring you all the way through and back up to the top.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Aepril's Astrology Jan 22: a handful of water

Photo by Aepril Schaile
-Moon in Pisces
-Sun sextile Saturn
-Mercury retrograde
-Mercury sextile Uranus
-Mercury opposite Jupiter
-Venus opposite Jupiter
-Mars conjunct Neptune
-Mars square Saturn
-Saturn square Neptune
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus opposite North Node
-Uranus square Pluto
-Urnaus opposite the North Node, conjunct the South
-Pluto square the Nodes

Moon joins Mars and Neptune in Pisces today, also making a square to Saturn. Mercury also went retro yesterday (take an opportunity to read my article: What is Mercury Retrograde, and why does it sometimes seem to suck so bad?).

Here's what I'm going to say about this:
Give yourself a break.

That's right. Cause y'know why? It might be hard to get a lot done today anyhow. In fact, the more we struggle today to get things organized and "straightened out" the more it could fall apart. Trying to use planning and logic to manage things today might be like trying to grab a handful of water and bringing it across the street. Good luck.

Now I know that there will inevitably be someone who will post that they are having a great day organizing their closets and getting the items on their lists crossed off. And that can happen. Sometimes the opposite polarity manifests. In fact, if it is a creative pursuit that we're dreaming of, we could feel inspired to do something towards that end. It's all about being in Flow.

For most of us, this will be a good day to daydream, let the mind wander, play with possibilities. Make or listen to music, dance, write a poem, make love, go to the Sea, take a long bath. If you find yourself behind a desk today, let things flow as much as you can, and take good care of yourself when you can. (Maybe put a picture of the ocean on your desktop!) See if you can allow yourself to float downstream into a state of non-resistance to Self today.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Aepril's Astrology Jan 21: whoa...did you see that?

-Moon in Aquarius
-Sun sextile Saturn
-Mercury retrograde
-Mercury sextile Uranus
-Mercury opposite Jupiter
-Venus opposite Jupiter
-Mars conjunct Neptune
-Mars square Saturn
-Saturn square Neptune
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus opposite North Node
-Uranus square Pluto
-Urnaus opposite the North Node, conjunct the South
-Pluto square the Nodes

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There's so much "Space" energy today I almost expect a UFO to arrive with a load of space aliens showing us new ways to live. Oh, wait, maybe that already happens sometimes!

With the energies that are in play today, we can believe lots of things. And this might not be so bad.

Reality is a funny thing. We tend to perceive it the way that we are used to doing so.

"A classic experiment on visual processing involves asking people to watch a video of 6 people passing a basketball, and press a button every time a particular team has possession. Invariably only about half the people tested ever notice a woman in a gorilla suit walking across the middle of the screen during the game." --ABC Science

And there is this well known anecdotal story: "We only see what we believe is possible — Native American Indians on Caribbean Islands couldn't see Columbus's ships [sitting on the horizon] because they were beyond their knowledge" Dr. Candace Pert (scientist) in
What the Bleep Do We Know?


There is always more going on than meets the eye. Or the ear, or skin... Many people pride themselves on being skeptics. I think this is great, provided that we skip the cynicism. (Cynicism is deadening, and boh-ring). We also have to take it farther. Most question things staying within the Scientific milieu/cosmology/mythos that we find ourselves in. Like fish, we swim in it, perhaps not even noticing we live in water. But I would say that we can go further and question even Science. (By the way, I am not anti-science. But science can be limited. This is why we have art, mysticism, etc. as well.)

What might become possible if we opened up our worldview a bit more? (There is always more.) It just may be that there are some gifts being offered to us...right now...that we just need to open our hearts and eyes a bit more to be able to perceive and receive.

Your reading is waiting for you! Get yours today and find out what's in store for you.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Aepril's Astrology Jan 20: new energy

-Moon in Aquarius
-Sun sextile Saturn
-Mercury sextile Uranus
-Mercury opposite Jupiter
-Venus opposite Jupiter
-Mars conjunct Neptune
-Mars square Saturn
-Saturn square Neptune
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus opposite North Node
-Uranus square Pluto
-Urnaus opposite the North Node, conjunct the South
-Pluto square the Nodes

I am a bit later than usual with my post today as I was working with the energies of this morning's New Moon in Aquarius! Zero degrees is a powerful placement, and one that heralds an opportunity for new beginnings.

New Moon this morning in Aquarius sets the tone for the entire Lunar month (culminating in the Full Moon in its opposite sign Feb 3). What fresh and exciting new things for yourself can you envision?

Saturn and Neptune/Mars edge closer to squaring, and though this aspect will not perfect until later in the year, we have the beginnings of the unraveling can be felt now. Doors open and boundaries diffuse. This can feel good, or it can feel threatening, depending on your level of attachment to what you think you know about your life--and who you have in it! Defense mechanisms are up for re-evaluation, and we are invited to question how well they really serve us currently.

We are invited by the Universe to release our usual ways of seeing the world, and to any insistence on/resistance to things being a certain way. Do not expect things to be "clear" at this time; those of us who try to use logic to navigate the waters are in for very special journey at Sea! Remember to flow with the direction of the current.

What does your chart have to say about what is happening for you personally? Get your reading today!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Aepril's Astrology Report for Jan 19th: Dark Moon/New Moon


We are in the Dark Moon phase today, and the Moon is in Capricorn.
I immediately think of the tarot card corresponding to this sign, The Devil. I know that the Devil often sounds scary to some. Mauhahaha! Eeeevillll...

But here's the thing: The Devil is akin to another tarot trump: The Lovers. In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, it shows almost the same characters, just in a sunnier disposition that day. In the Devil card, the Lovers have chains around their necks. That could mean a fun time in a darker sorta way... Or, on a more serious note, it could denote a submission of an unsexy kind---to an illusion of limitation or imprisonment. Addiction, codependence, unhealthy material attachment, dogmatism--you name it--it can happen.

So this Dark Moon gives us an opportunity to question reality in a most positive way. Are the things that I feel chained to REALLY holding me back? Or is the belief that I am unable to do anything about my circumstances serving another, deeper need? Am I letting the Lover within me love without restriction, or am I stuffing him or her down to avoid an anticipated experience of grief?

Remedies for the challenging aspects of the Devil: Laughter! And tears.

The New Moon in Aquarius should wake us up tomorrow, changing over to the Light at 8:14 EST. Get prepared for its shake-up by diving deep today. Love and Light to you!

What might your personal reading have in store for you right now?

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Nuit Report: New Moon in Aquarus. and NEW classes!

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So much going on this week: New Moon at 0 degrees Aquarius heralding new visions for a new beginning. Mercury retro also in Aqaurius, starting Wed. Venus in Aquarius opposing Jupiter for a good dose of heart opening and warmth. Add Mars/Neptune in a T-square with Saturn and Lilith, and the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square---and hold onto yer freakin' hats!! There is CHANGE in the air!

The Throat chakra is blue, the same color as the clear blue sky of the Sky god Uranus, ruler of Aquarius. The throat area connects the heart and mind, the bridge between them; our center of aligned and authentic communication. It is not about balancing the two, as in: do I listen to my head OR my heart? No, its about connecting them.

Aquarius is the sign of the Star card in the Tarot, the sign of vision, dreams, and deep healing. Boy can we use that! In the Thoth deck it show the Goddess Nuit, Our Lady of the Starry Sky (and the namesake of these reports!). But all signs contain their opposites in themselves; in this card there is a version of the star of Babalon, her other side. This is our heart, our passion, our lust for life, accepting all and rejecting nothing about who we ARE. We are divinity ITself. Every man and every woman is a Star.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Aepril's Astrology Jan 15: an intensive course

-Moon in Scorpio
-Mercury sextile Uranus
-Mercury conjunct Venus
-Venus sextile Uranus
-Venus opposite Jupiter
-Mars conjunct Neptune
-Mars square Saturn
-Saturn square Neptune
-Chiron sextile Pluto
-Uranus opposite North Node
-Uranus square Pluto
-Urnaus opposite the North Node, conjunct the South
-Pluto square the Nodes

The "good" news is that Venus and Jupiter make an opposition to one another from Aquarius to Leo respectively; this is an uplifting signal from the Cosmos, and one to take good advantage of. Here in the Northern hemisphere where it has been very cold, this transit could be experienced like a warm crackling fire, getting us out and about and remembering to have some fun. We do well to remember to go toward what feels good.

We also have some energies that herald change and challenge. The Nodes of "fate" are getting a workout from both Pluto and Uranus, and there's this weird-ass Saturn-Neptune/Mars-Lilith thing.

The bottom line is that we are getting a collective intensive course in how we manifest our energies. There can be a lot of talk in spiritual circles about things being "meant to" happen, or that we are to "surrender" to Source. This can be comforting, and comfort matters. There is also some truth in these ideas.

But I'm also going to put responsibility back on us as co-creators. We ARE Source. We are Source energy experiencing ITself. We are the front line. There are choices to be made, inspired and in alignment with our Souls. We tell the Universe what it is that we are experiencing by how we feel, and how we respond to those feelings; It in turn responds to us. It is a conversation. When we allow the Universe (as experienced outside of ourselves) to make decisions for us, what usually happens is a default experience of life, out of alignment with our own Will.

What kind of conversation are you having with Source?

Your personal reading is waiting for you to listen to it! Let's see what's in store for you in the coming months. Or, dive deeper into your personal journey with a Natal Chart. Love and Light to you.