POSTED BY BEVERLEE,  Friday, March 28, 2008

Yesterday I was eager to share with you my newborn theory about the coded relationship between Astrology and the Tarot with regard to the cycles of our life. Last evening as I was journaling in my Lunar Phase Booklet, I realized that I had shared this intriguing information during the Disseminating Phase of the Moon…precisely the time when one is supposed to be sharing information. Here’s a quote from the Lunar Phase Booklet:

Disseminating Phase (225 – 270 degrees): 

…During this phase people will be asking you for information.  It’s time to give back what you’ve gathered and assimilated.  People want you to share what you have. You don’t necessarily have to be right. You can only give what you know.  You never give accurate information.  There is none.  There’s only what you’ve experienced.  You have something to give back and you don’t own it, so give it, telling people, “I’m giving you my experience of what I’ve learned.”  I’m giving you what I’ve found to be true.  My truth is different from your truth.”  There is no absolute. 

We start to understand at the Disseminating Phase that we’ve gained information which is usable, and which needs to be shared.  After the ritual of the Full Moon we’re humbled by how much the Universe has supported our innocence as we started out the cycle and how it has given us the information that we needed.  Now we must be willing to give this information back to the Universe by passing it on.  It’s payback time.  You give your beliefs, concepts, ideas—which has become your truth.”

Not only were we in the Disseminating Moon Phase yesterday, but the Moon was (and still is) in the sign of Sagittarius.  Sagittarius happens to fall in the Sun’s annual Disseminating phase.  Disseminating phases always encourage us to “disseminate” information.  Think of the Sagittarius natives that you know, and how important information is to them and how skilled they are at disseminating it.

It never ceases to delight me to observe how perfectly we are in alignment with the energy of the Universe whether we know it or not. It’s always comforting to receive confirmation that I am “On Time” with my life. And it’s a pleasure to have this forum in which to share the tools of astrology that do not create our experience, but reflect it so perfectly.

I confess, however, that with Saturn conjunct the Midheaven of my natal chart, I  continue to develop the understanding that I must give (or disseminate) the information which I value with no regard to the outcome. That is to say, no matter how few or many others find what I have to share of interest, or how little or much feedback I may receive in return for disseminating the information, the reward—the joy—must be in the sharing itself. Today it is!

POSTED BY BEVERLEE   Thursday, March 27, 2008

I've experienced an epiphany resulting in an interesting theory about a secret connection between Astrology and the Tarot that I'm thrilled to share with you.

POSTED BY BEVERLEE, Thursday, March 13, 2008

During the last Mercury Retrograde period I experienced a number of very valuable “rewind” experiences that have proved very beneficial. One of these I’ve already mentioned in an earlier post: I’ve returned to using my Lunar Phase Cycle Journal and I’m enjoying keeping track of when I begin things during the monthly Lunation Cycle and observing the eventual results.

The other day I remembered another Astrological Cycle that I formerly used conscientiously: The Cycle of Becoming. Happily, I reconnected with this powerful  cycle just at the right time, during my Eleventh House, precisely when I’m supposed to be considering the “Dream Seeds” I want to sow for future success. This is a very easy cycle to observe: you simply follow the Sun through the twelve houses of your birthchart, taking the appropriate action along the way in alignment with the Sun’s energy.

There have been a number of hopes and wishes bouncing around in my head, and now is precisely the right time for me to be formulating them into goals. On the last day of my Eleventh House, (the house of hopes and wishes), I will sow these “Dream Seeds” by writing down my hopes and wishes—more specifically, my goals for the coming year.

I’ve done this in the past and it’s a lot of fun, as well as an enlightening experience to see how the Dream Seeds grow, and flourish and develop into the beautiful fruits of reality as I follow the Sun through the houses of my birthchart!  I invite you to  join me in this annual adventure—the Cycle of Becoming—a wonderfully reinforcing Twelve Step Program! If you already are familiar with your birthchart, you have all you need: the dates each year when the Sun enters each of the houses of your chart. If you don’t have this information, I will be happy to provide it for a nominal fee as I have explained here.

POSTED BY BEVERLEE, Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It has been sad to observe the glee with which Governor Eliot Spitzer’s enemies have greeted the news of his involvement in prostitution. Sad, because of the tragic effect on his family. Not surprising, however, in view of his hard-nosed record in the past as an over-zealous prosecutor as Attorney General, and the enemies he accumulated along the way to his position as Governor of New York.

Since his resignation is now believed imminent, I looked at both his chart and that of Lieutenant Governor David Paterson to see if the move could be predicted. The change is more clearly evident in Paterson’s chart, as the Moon today conjoins his natal Sun in Taurus, and is further reinforced by his Progressed Sun conjoining his natal Uranus. Transiting Pluto (transformation) also is conjunct his natal Moon in Capricorn.

Not surprisingly, Spitzer’s downfall is  also more clearly defined by his progressed planets, with transiting Pluto, the planet of transformation, exactly conjoining his progressed Saturn. Saturn, as it happens, was retrograde at the time of Spitzer’s birth, at four degrees of Capricorn, and has now retrograded by Secondary Progression back to one degree of Capricorn, there to be met head-on by ruthless Pluto.

Transiting Saturn, meanwhile, is also even more closely aligned with his Progressed Pluto than with his birth Pluto. Since both Saturn and Pluto are deemed to be Karmic planets, it’s not unexpected that both should be doubly active at this traumatic time in Spitzer’s life.

While the armchair psychologists are scratching their heads trying to figure out how a man from such a privileged background, and having risen to the top post in his state’s government, can have fallen so low, those of us conversant with astrology (the oldest form of psychology) can point without doubt, and, I might add, without glee, to the distinct probability of just such a tragic occurrence.

POSTED BY BEVERLEE, Monday, March 10, 2008

There’s no doubt about it: the stars are ganging up on Governor Spitzer. For openers, a double whammy: Pluto is conjunct his natal Saturn and Saturn is conjunct his natal Pluto. Mars has crossed over his natal Mercury and the Sun and Uranus are squaring (challenging) his natal Sun in Gemini. Furthermore, the Moon is squaring his natal Moon, Venus, Mars conjunction. That fun-loving, egotistical Leo conjunction in his natal chart, incidentally, may be responsible for the humiliating dilemma he finds himself in at the moment.

On a brighter note, the stars are holding out some hope for him, with transiting Mercury, Venus, Neptune and the North Node trining his natal Mercury. The last Solar Eclipse in Aquarius accompanied by Mercury and Neptune trined his natal Sun. The March New Moon at 17 Pisces, accompanied by Uranus, on the other hand, squares his natal Sun, which apparently is what brought his indiscretion out into the open.

It will be interesting to see whether the negative aspects or the favorable ones will prevail, as to whether he maintains his office of Governor of New York State.

POSTED BY BEVERLEE, Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I read an article awhile ago asserting that one should never underestimate Hillary Clinton’s ability to come back from defeat. I mulled that over and then erected a chart for the Texas Presidential Primary to see who I thought might win there.

It was fairly easy to see that Clinton would score better than Obama. And it’s not because Clinton had good aspects; she didn’t. The evidence showed up most clearly in the transits to Obama’s chart: The Moon, Mercury, Venus and Neptune were squaring his Ascendant, while, perhaps most notably, the Moon opposed his Sun. Furthermore, the exact opposition of Mars and Pluto attacked his natal Venus.

While her three Primary wins last night doesn’t put Clinton ahead in the bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, it does prove that she is still a force to be reckoned with. Ever the strategist (perhaps it’s husband Bill’s guiding influence), she’s let it be known that she’d be willing to share the ticket with Obama. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em? You betcha!

Perhaps astrologer Michele Adler’s claim that it’s the person with not the best, but the worst, aspects who wins the Presidency because it’s such a dreadful job. 

In any event, Clinton certainly appeared radiant in her victory speech in Ohio last night.
I just wonder why she chose to wear red—the Republican color!

POSTED BY BEVERLEE, Monday, March 03, 2008

Recently, I’ve read two biographies. The first was “Martha:The Life and Works of Martha Graham” written by fellow choreographer Agnes deMille, which I have talked about here previously. The other was “Life With Picasso” written by his one-time lover, and the mother of two of his children, Francoise Gilot.

While reading about these two innovative people, each of whom literally changed the way their particular art form evolved, I was struck by their absolute dedication to their dream. Neither of these geniuses could—or would—tolerate any impediment to their way of perceiving their vision. This included their relationships—which each of them jettisoned regularly, as the necessity arose for them to choose between their art and their relationships.

In short, they each followed their passion.  I had attributed much of their way of being to their astrological birth charts, of course, since the study of astrology happens to be my passion. Graham was a Taurus; Picasso was a Scorpio. These are fixed signs, which I interpreted to mean that they were fixed in their intention, as so many persons born in a fixed sign are, The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

However, when I read today’s Daily Motivator I immediately related it to these two profoundly passionate people. Of course one doesn’t have to be a genius to follow one’s passion, although it helps! And you obviously don't have to be born in a fixed sign, but you do have to know what you are passionate about. At one time I offered a reading called, “Follow Your Passion”—a thirty-minute analysis of the birthchart’s potential, which clearly defines one’s passion (read purpose) in life. Incredibly, I have had clients tell me that they did not know what their passion was. I found this not only unfathomable, but sad.

My most profound wish for you is that you know what you are passionate about and that you pursue it every day. As the great mythologist Joseph Campbell urged: “Follow your bliss!”
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