Did Oprah Winfrey use astrolgy to schedule the last day of her successful 25 year show? I have been told (by those who profess to know) that Oprah does not ‘believe in' astrology. Whether or not she would choose to add the wisdom of the ages to her fountain of belief – she chose the perfect day to end her show, yet insure that she and her legacy lives on.
Wednesday, May 25th offered up a delectable array of astrological transits for a graceful exit. The Sun in Gemini is a perfect fit for talk shows and hosts as well as dual projects; plus, she has already transitioned into phase II of her projects. And, the Moon in Pisces is the perfect sign for endings of all kinds. As the last sign of the natural zodiac, Pisecs signals completion and closure. Pisces is also an emotional water sign, and her farewell messages were both sincere and heartfelt.
The Pisces moon was further enhanced by being in the waning phase of the lunation cycle; the last quarter moon signals a time of ‘Crisis in Consciousness.' So, this Pisces moon that lies within the auspices of the third quarter phase of the moon perfectly aligns with the energy of leaving, but doing so with a transmission of wisdom; Oprah has left us with much to think about.
In astrology, the Moon unveils our emotional or unconscious motivations, but it is the Sun sign that lights the way. And, again,
Oprah intuited impeccable timing. On May 25th the Gemini Sun formed a favorable trine aspect to her natal Venus and Sun in Aquarius. This all bodes well in her natal chart and reveals that one ending is truly the opportunity for a grand opening of another door. And, astrology reveals that the new room which she enters holds delights of creativity, and best of all – freedom.
Did Oprah use the services of an astrologer to determine the best day to end her show? Probably not – but had she done so, the day that she and her fates landed upon was the perfect fit. Bravo to a great soul.
You can consciously live your life in accordance with the lunar cycles. Today brings us to the time of New Moon. And, just as the moon changes shape and size in the sky, each month we can tune into the cosmic reset button and start over. The New Moon for today is in the fixed earth sign of Taurus.
Taurus is about manifestation and substance. Depending on your Sun or rising sign, you can use this information to assist you in the following ways:
Taurus or Scorpio /Sun or Rising: This month is up close and personal. Use this New Moon to set an intention for your physical well being. You need to feel good in order to look good. As you increase your stamina and vitality, other people will respond in kind.
Gemini or Sagittarius / Sun or Rising: This month is your time of depth. Some situations will be coming to an end, as others step in to replace what is worn out. You must examine your motives and take time for reflection. The question is: what is the price you must pay, and are you willing to do so?
Cancer or Capricorn/ Sun or Rising: Make this a time of social interaction and connection. Meet and greet; get out as much as possible. You are looking for your ‘birds of a feather'; and it is your mission to find them. This is an excellent month for workshops and classes. If you want to be a writer – the time is NOW.
Leo or Aquarius / Sun or Rising: Take heart! If you find that your heart is hiding beneath layers of obligation and responsiblity, now is your time to initiate some new ground rules. This is you month to lay the new foundation for your future. Some of you will move, sothers will re-arange the furniture, and some of you will change your lives.
Virgo or Pisces / Sun or Rising: New information is what this month is all about. Some arrives through your own efforts, other news lands on your doorstep unannounced. Your mission is to gather it, and evaluate the impact it has on your life.
Libra or Aries / Sun or Rising: You can make significant financial gains this month. It's time to DO the things you have been thinking about for so long. May presents significant good fortune, so, use this month to go with the flow, and get busy. Money is a good thing, and it can make your life better!
The moon in Pisces today is serving you a delicious feast of inner healing. Some will seek their visions through intoxicaton, others through communion; wherever you search takes you, know that the veil between the world is gossamer thin tonight, and the world of Spirit awaits your call.
The moon changes signs every 2 1/2 days, and throughout one month, will spend time in each sign of the zodiac. As the Moon processes through each sign, the powerful lunar vibrations influence all life on earth. You need only look at the ocean tides to remember just how powerful the Moon is on our natural tendencies.
Today the Moon lingers in the soft watery sign of Pisces. Softness can be kind, but it can also nurture negativity through lack of definition. Noted as one of the more psychic signs, the Pisces moon is a time when your intuituion is heightened. So, this is a perfect day to dig deeply into your vibratory well and figure some things out.
We always have a choice between darkness and light. The dark path of Pisces will lead you to vestiges of the past – traces of ghostly remnants which no longer serve you. The Piscean path of Light opens the door to your highest vision and spiritual connecton.
The mystical realm of Spirit and all of its agents of guidance are eagerly awaiting your call. Use the soft energy of this fine day to meet with your Spirit Guides. Fairies and angels; teachers and talking animals – they are calling you NOW!
Mercury Retrograde – March 30 – April 23, 2011 Aries: 24 – 13 degrees
We are in the middle of a dynamic Mercury Retrograde in the sign of Aries. Since Aries is the prime, cardinal action sign, it has been an especially provocative time. One important thing to remember about Mercury is that, he/she is somewhat of a trickster. (Mercury is essentially gender neutral, but for this presentation, I will use the pronoun ‘he.)
The tradition of trickster or clown is woven into every tradition from ancient tarot (the Fool) to Native American kachinas. The trickster offers us corrections by asking us look at ourselves through our human foibles, and to see where we have gone astray. Often, the revelations hurt, and we end up laughing through our tears.
In mythology, Mercury was the only being able to enter into the realm of Hades, and emerge unscathed. I am not implying that this Mercury retrograde has been a journey to hell for everyone, however, we are dealing with hiccups coming through the time/space continuum. Issues that show up like this can be distressing, or you can acknowledge them, make a correction, and celebrate your freedom.
The focus of what issues need correction is revealed by the placement of the sign Aries in your natal chart. Each chart has 12 houses, and the house that is occupied by the sign of Aries reveals your path to karmic correction through this Mercury Retrograde.
If Aries occupies House 1 or 7 in your chart: Revisit Your Authentic Self
This is time to examine how you come off in the world. Are you happy with your appearance? Does your life really reflect who you are, and/or, who you want to be? You may be dealing with issues around the way your parents thought your life should look; are you doing things just to please a partner? Examine your life, where and how you live, and even your body image. Physical exercise is actually a great way to unwind any dilemmas around this rewind.
If Aries occupies House 2 or 8 in your chart: Regroup Your Finances
The way you handle money can be a haunting ghost, or a beautiful fairy. Is it time to push the cosmic reset button on your income? Some may have to admit to the need for bankruptcy; others sharply curtail out of control spending. Take a close look at your bills and weed out those little vipers that steal from you every month. Master your money and you gain freedom in other areas of your life.
If Aries occupies House 3 or 9 in your chart: Modify Thy Tongue
You said ‘WHAT’! Did you really mean that, or, were you just trying to get a reaction? This is a good time to analyze the fine line between communication and verbal warfare. As a natural ruler of the 3rd house and communication, the trickster may pay a visit when you least expect it. The goal here is conveyance of true wisdom, the realm of the 9th house.
If Aries occupies House 4 or 10 in your chart: Go For It!
You stand on the edge of a precipice; you may be terrified of taking this next leap of faith, but there is really no way to go other than forward. This Mercury Retrograde has granted a slight reprieve; however, housed within the space are fluttering ghosts of your past. Like Ebenezer Scrooge, you must abandon your history and move ahead, and like the mythic Scrooge, you gain connection and joy.
If Aries occupies House 5 or 11 in your chart: Continuum
The 5th house is a place of fun and spontaneity, the 11th is where we plan for our old age. What do you want to create in each precious moment of your life? You can choose a life of self service, or work to create a legacy of satisfaction. Use this time to smooth out the rough edges; a weekend getaway to your favorite place is in order. Here you can unwind, and energetically create the space for a larger life, one in which you master your destiny.
If Aries occupies House 6 or 12 in your chart: Truth and Mastery
The 12th house is a place of karmic residue, and Mercury retrograde in Aries can release ghosts you didn’t even know were lingering in your closet! People you unknowingly offended exact their due; the trickster unveils your own foibles and your best defense is kindness combined with humor (or, one of those laugh/cry episodes.) Mastery is your methodology and saving grace; you are being called to get really good at something. Have you learned the lesson?