“Whatever is born or done in this moment of time, has the qualities of this moment of time.” Carl Jung

 Occasionally it seems appropriate to remind folks that what we discuss in this column is not traditional or orthodox Western astrology. Rather it is Esoteric Astrology or what we sometimes call, “The New Astrology.” It is not at all new; in fact, we believe it predates both humankind and orthodox astrology. But because it is meant for humankind on a spiritual path it needed to await both an expansion of human consciousness and a time when it could be more acceptable. Galileo after all was excommunicated from the church and kept under house arrest for the rest of his life for daring to state that the Earth revolved around the Sun rather than the other way around. Therefore, this more spiritual, potentially heretical form of astrology was kept hidden until the Inquisition was no longer a danger. Today we still call it esoteric astrology because it also has to do with what is hidden within. Esoteric simply means intangible.

The more obvious external differences between the two forms of astrology include, as you can see below, a change of rulership by the planets. As we vibrate to a higher and higher resonance, so do the planets. We do after all impress them every bit as much as they impress us. “As Above, So Below.” As we attempt to work off karma and evolve ourselves so do the planets. Thus, just as we no longer keep the same company that we kept when we were not as conscious, neither do the planets. Another difference is that where orthodox astrology is concerned mostly with the Sun Sign, so we believe the Sun is your personality which is merely the vehicle through which you choose to manifest your Purpose in this lifetime and thus is meant to serve the purpose of your Soul. The first indicator of your Soul’s Purpose is your Rising Sign, the sign coming up over the horizon of the chart at the moment of your birth. Since this changes every two hours as the earth revolves, this makes the time of your birth extra important, another difference from orthodox astrology. So now, read your Rising Sign information at least as much as you read your Sun sign.

 Everyone: Following the Venus-Mars conjunction on July 1, watch for the first of four Supermoons this year on July 3.


Planet: Mercury

Dynamic: Something shifts from imagination to a focused thought.

Direction: Use it well.

Soul Thought: What’s the difference?


JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic: You may feel more emotional than usual.
Direction: Feel into it well.
Soul Thought: What do others feel?


NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic: It’s been a hard grind uphill.

Direction: But look at the view now!

Soul Thought: “All things by immortal power, Near and far, Hiddenly

To each other linked are.” Francis Thompson


APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: A baseless claim shifts to affirmation.

Direction: Now it’s time to act.

Soul Thought: “Thou canst not stir a flower, Without troubling of a star.”  Francis Thompson


Planet: Moon

Dynamic: Long days mean short nights.

Direction: Less time to reflect, so . . .

Soul Thought: Shine big, SuperMoon!


 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturns

Dynamic: You may suffer a setback.

Direction: Examine your own motives.

Soul Thought: What do you gain?


MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic: A rough beginning to the month nonetheless brings enlightenment.

Direction: Watch for it!

Soul Thought: What is “Fohat?”


SEPT 21  –  OCT 21

Dynamic: Finances may take a hit on the 1st.

Direction: Hang tight.

Soul Thought: What is “Value?”


JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: Abundance can be yours.

Direction: If you stand up to the challenge.

Soul Thought: What do dragons do?


JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: What has been confusing clears up.

Direction: Trust in your newfound wisdom and take advantage.

Soul Thought: Crystal!


OCT 21 – NOV 20

Dynamic: The intensity should relax around the 10th.

Direction: Do the math.

Soul Thought: The devil is in the details.


FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: You’re hashing over some old material.

Direction: Last call to finish it well.

Soul Thought: New material is coming.



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