Archive for July, 2010

Aries: Negotiate. To get to the next step consider how what you want affects the others in your life. Persuade with diplomacy. Others may not be able to see where you are coming from. Give them a chance to catch up.

Taurus: Be prepared to be the peacemaker if there are flare ups at work. Smooth out the wrinkles in the new plan. Find the rhythm in the new routine. You are at the beginning of some long term change so look forward…way forward and make decisions that will see you there.

Gemini: Are you writing? Documenting the things you know, the questions that puzzle you? Look for ways to do that, to share, to connect and to express who you are. Things are going to be a bit crazy, up and down and slightly whirly. To maintain a sense of place and balance write it down. Work through your options.

Cancer:  So you have seen the possibilities that await you in your career. Things could really go places. No doubt about it. This month, all the action is at home. Have that important conversation about where you are going and what you need. It is time to be bold and take a risk so ask for support and ask what your partner or family need from you.

Leo:  You can have it all. But you can’t have it all at once. And you can’t have it all the time. Try to achieve what you want step by step and not in one big gulp.  Take care of the things that you have been avoiding and be prepared to negotiate rather than take a stand.

Virgo: Time for an internal de-clutter. You can do this by de-cluttering externally, throwing away and reorganising those things that represent your inner untidiness. Clear out the baggage, the unsolved jigsaw puzzles, that outfit you really are never going to wear again. Make room for new possibilities and then relax in the fresh new space.

Libra: New opportunities and inspiration push you forward. Watch your step and stay alert. Avoid a head on power struggle. The going might get tough later in the month but just keep breathing and push on through. Meet your obligations and eliminate what is unnecessary to help you stay focussed.

Scorpio: Say what you feel in the spirit of sharing. Don’t hold back to avoid tension but be gentle and authentic. You may feel a bit abandoned this month as your friends seem to be unavailable to you but it’s more likely that the messages aren’t getting through. You will find yourself back on track by the end of the month with a new sense of purpose.

Sagittarius: I know you like to keep moving but this month focus on where you are now. The journey will resume presently but for now it is time to take stock, to deal with the present. Empty out your suitcase, do your laundry.

Capricorn: You might meet someone this month that shakes up your ideas about your future and your career. You might resist at first but step back and take a longer look. This could be the beginning of a useful and dynamic partnership.

Aquarius: Don’t let the self-doubt demon get you. Listen to his advice, thank him for his input and then get back to believing in yourself. Put new information and ideas to the practicality test before integrating them into your life.

Pisces: This is your life that you are building Pisces. Give yourself permission to take your time to get it right. You need the time to see through the illusions, to determine what is really working and what is actually possible.

My daughter would say that to me as we walked to school. She was 8 years old and “strolly” was our Astrology game.  I had devised it as a way of introducing her to the planets. It is a kind of call and response mantra we would recite as we walked.

It is oversimplified because it is an introduction for a child.  As she got older we would expand on the game. We would choose one of the planets and expand on it’s definition, riff on the symbolism and go deeper.

It Goes like this:

Me: What is the Sun?

She: The Sun is me.

Me: What is the Moon?

She: The Moon is my feelings.

Me: What is Mercury?

She: Mercury is my mind.

Me: What is Venus?

She: Venus is what I need, what I love, what I value.

Me: What is Mars?

She: Mars is what I want, what I do.

Me: What is Jupiter?

She: Jupiter is what I believe.

Me: What is Saturn?

She: Saturn is what I have to.

Me: What is Uranus?

She: Uranus is what I choose to.

Me: What is Neptune?

She: Neptune is what I dream.

Me: What is Pluto?

She: Pluto is endings and beginnings, evolution and transformation.

It was a wonderful way of sharing what I do with her and it gave her a place to start. These days I play with her younger sister and the game changes again. The elder has Mercury in Sagittarius. She can take small pieces of information and make great extrapolative leaps. The younger has Mercury in Pisces  and her mind wanders off in mysterious fascinating directions. Strolly leads to conversations about everything and anything and it is all done in the framework of astrology.

Teaching  my daughters the language of astrology has been a joy and an adventure and given me new insights into my craft.

If you are learning astrology add Strolly to your tool kit.

If you are an astrologer with kids…enjoy.

Long Neck Spiral

By Nathan Wehi

On Air!!

I have a new gig.

I have joined the  gorgeous and effervescent Jackie Farina as co hostess of the Wellness and Inspiration show on Plains FM 96.9.  The show airs on the first and third Saturday of every month and I will be driving the latter. (Squee!)

I am totally amped about it, apprehensive and thrilled at the same time.  Anyway my first show aired on July 17.  I interviewed two feisty and fabulous women, played some songs, offered some astrology, negotiated the sound desk more or less efficiently  and before I knew it it was all over.

I talked to Jo Fife about her passion for business, travel and  “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”.  Robyn M Speed is a writer of Visionary fiction with a strong sense of  her self and her point of view.  I had the best time hanging out with those glorious gals.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below.

Wellness and Inspiration July 2010

Aries: The momentum continues and the results are variable. Treat any setbacks as opportunities to pause and regroup. There is a big shift later in the month that brings a new perspective.

Taurus: You have a lot to say. To get the message across, listen for opportunities to make your point with sweet words and a tempered approach. Find an alternate route around a tricky obstacle later.

Gemini: It is time to bust out and really be you.  You might meet resistance and be tempted by distractions but take the opportunity to get clear about what is really important to you want and then go get it.

Cancer:  Emotions are raw and some deep wounds resurface. Talk to someone; find some perspective because the work still needs to get done. Make the necessary changes in your personal life with a combination of logic and sensitivity.

Leo:  You have lots of great ideas Leo, bursting with creativity. You’ve got style and charisma but don’t let that get in the way of taking care of business. Procrastination is not your friend. Take a cautious approach to new opportunities.

Virgo: You are still dealing with the money stuff, getting real about shared resources as well as the sticky stuff that glues relationships together or keeps them tangled in a rut. Go with your gut Virgo. Set aside intellect for the moment and discover what it is that you actually feel.

Libra: Speak your mind. Say what you feel. Do not hold back for the sake of peace. This is not the time to take a passive position. Be gentle but be real.  A proactive attitude in love and in business will help you to implement the changes that are coming…and they are coming.

Scorpio: It’s kind of a crazy ride this month. Flashes of brilliance and hints of the future bump in to dark corners and momentary blind spots. Take on only what is doable. Say no to anything outside your skill set or energy reserves.

Sagittarius: Be a team player this month. Co-operation and collaboration will get you further than sulking or grandstanding. Communicate sincerely and be prepared to consider other points of view and out-of-the-box ideas.

Capricorn: Your long term goals are becoming clearer, if not closer. You know what steps to take and you can patiently take them. You are a healthy combination of creative vision and practical action.

Aquarius: If you are going to shake it up then do it smart. Reckless risk taking won’t get you anywhere. If you are looking for change then look first to your old habit patterns and let go of the ones that bind you to mediocrity. Change the way you think about your life.

Pisces: Creativity and connection are your key words this month Pisces. Romance is a definite possibility especially if you can get in touch with your own feelings. Express yourself and not your fears.