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Flash Silvermoon ~ Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for August 2013

In honor of the upcoming New Moon, I thought I’d share some of Flash Silvermoon’s August Astroflash. I’m publishing only the universal parts of the Astroflash, because it’s a long report. If you’d like to read personal horoscopes and/or view all the embedded images, you can pop over to her site by clicking here. I enjoy Flash’s mythological and astrological reflections on the current political, social and ecological scenes. Those people who’ve felt themselves in the pressure cooker may appreciate the broader cosmic context for some recent events on both personal and world stage. I also love that she brought in Dr. Emoto’s powerful work with water, which has recently been supported by independent research showing that “water has memory.” Enjoy the flow!

(Though traditionally celebrated on August 1 or 2, Lammas falls on August 7 this year, so we’re kind of having a whole week of Lammas. 🙂 Flash gives some additional context for this somewhat lesser known holiday related to the first harvest.)

Flash Silvermoon ~ Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for August 2013

Merry Lammas everyone. This is an important Holy day for many of the Earth Religions in the world and is a time of harvest. What have you accomplished? What have your efforts yielded on all levels of your life? How do you feel inside your skin? Many questions and your answers are all around and inside of you if you pause and reflect. Astrology can also offer a good review as you check out your transits.

A few of us celebrated here at Moonhaven and we did just that. Each of us shared what we had harvested this year while the others in the circle reflected it back to us and then each of us affirmed what we would like to harvest for the next few months til Fall Equinox. By the time we were done we were high and elated. We must keep this process in the mix.

We begin August in the sunny sign of Leo. Traditional Astrologers will tell you that the Sun is exalted in the sign of Leo which means that when the Sun is in this sign its energy is at its strongest. The Sun is basically able to be its sunniest because it doesn’t have to shine through any other influences. For instance if the Sun is in Cancer, it must filter its energy through the Lunar watery sign of Cancer which is a pretty major blending operation, nothing short of blending the Sun and the Moon.

Always pretty easy to see a Leo enter the room and at this time, it’s like they might seem like super lions! This will be even more present when we experience the New Moon in Leo on the 6th. If you want to go out and see and be seen this New Moon could be just the ticket just make sure to be on time for your date and don’t spare the romantic flare. Being on time lets the other person know that they matter and is the very best start for the night. If you are planning an event, the New or Full Moon in Leo is a fabulous time for music, dance, art or anything that opens that creative outlet and….. people love to go out with a Leo Moon.

The Moon in any sign shows us what we need to feel nurtured and with the Moon in Leo it’s all in and from the heart. We want heart full communication, love and romance and a little of that can go along way at this time. Helping a person or animal that you love to feel special is always so rewarding for both beings. You get the joy of seeing them light up and they are lit. What can be better and it is so simple. Very important though, you need to tune in to what makes the other feel special rather than giving them what works for you, which will of course defeat the effort.

By studying each other’s Moon signs you will get clear insight into what helps each person feel nurtured and comfortable on the day to day and is also a good point of reference for a couple seeking to live together. Consult your Astrologer to discover that aspect of compatibility as it is key especially for women and even more for lesbian couples. Compatibility Charts are one of my favorite charts to do as you can see the individuals and couples come alive right on the page before you. You can use this type of chart to understand your relationship with anyone, needn’t be a love interest and believe it or not, you could actually compare your chart with your pet’s chart if you have one.

More about this New Moon in Leo. She is surrounded by a couple of the Asteroid Goddesses, Vesta and Ceres and opposed by Juno. Vesta’s energy works to create sacred space while keeping the sacred flame of Spirit and learning bright while Ceres sifts through that which nourishes to provide all the material things that we need for our well being. I am sure that the energies from Ceres are lining up the culprits like Monsanto and taking names. The only thing that keeps these monsters like Monsanto alive, and by the way it’s mostly selling here in America as most countries don’t even want their products, it is the Big Money and their lobbyists and the power brokers who incarcerate the poor for comparatively nothing while allowing the 1% ers to fill the grocery shelves with their poison.

Juno sits opposite the Moon making sure that women are treated equally on all levels including under the law. We are sure to see the Women come out extremely strong this month and you can see how this has been evolving since February. Many of the rebellions are being led by women and in the U.S. it’s the women on many occasions that have stood up against the idiocy that’s passing for government here including crossing the aisle. Interestingly, the harder we get pushed, and they are pushing us hard, the harder and stronger we come back and that’s a fact. Leading the way is Asteroid Goddess Pallas Athena, the Warrior.

As often happens as I write Astroflash, my tone and words mirror the energies that I write about and it would seem that these powerful archetypes really push the Amazon in me which needless to say doesn’t need much of a push. More slam downs on sex slave traffickers and places where they do female circumcision.

Thank Goddess Mercury is no longer retrograde and it seemed to me that I only stopped feeling that backward pull today, sort of. I am still finding it extraordinarily difficult to keep a schedule that stays together how about you? I think we can credit or blame that with the outer planet rumba rockin’ the heavenly rhythm. So many people I know call me and ask with head in hand, “Flash, what is going on with the energy?” If the overall Vibe has made your head spin, you are not alone. Sometimes knowing that a problem is not personal and might even be universal offers us an odd kind of comfort.

Much of the energies that we are experiencing are the usual suspects like the Grand Water Trine and the Uranus Pluto Square that have been appearing over the last couple of months with their orbs [contacts] getting closer and further away. For sure we will continue to experience all manner of water issues from storms and floods to new toxic leaks from Fracking and old leaks and gushers from the BP legacy.

With all the energy from the Grand Water Trine we will surely get to the bottom of these crimes against the planet involving our oceans, rivers, streams and lakes. When the need is great, the people respond and there will be infinitely more attention on better use, protection and healing of all the waters and that which dwells in them and around them as well. As I have said many times, that which may first look like a disaster can sometimes have some positive blow back. Most of the positive effects will not happen on their own however and we will have to push back against the system that is careless with our planet at best.

I am sure by this time many of you are aware of the ground breaking work that Dr. Emoto did with water. Essentially he took very polluted water and took pictures of it under a microscope and you can see the most awful broken up grey and black crystalline structures. Then he asked some people to pray over the water and wrapped the glass with the phrase I love you around it and low and behold the pictures that were shot showed a beautiful bright snowflake like crystalline structures. The water had been healed. Perhaps many more will use this simple but powerful technology for healing many more things. After all we are made of 90% water. So much good can come from the water from creating water powered turbines to healing and as the years go by so much more.

Jupiter in Cancer will be quite busy this month. On Aug.7 it will oppose Pluto and then on August 21 it will make its first square to Uranus. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and signifies expansion. Sometimes in our culture, the scientists and corporate world will do things just because they can and call it progress. Sometimes it is a wonderful improvement but more often it is a disastrous plague on the planet offering us a substance that is neither edible or destroyable.

Jupiter in Cancer opposing Pluto and later creating a T Square when it squares Uranus may represent the tipping point in the struggle against naming GMO’s and ridding the world of Monsanto poison that has found it’s way into so many places on the food chain it is frightening. The energy of Cancer has so much to do with how we feed ourselves and food in general and right now just knowing what we can safely eat has become a huge problem if you are trying to eat well and even if you are not! If I was a fatalist, and I am not, this point alone could drive you to drink except who knows what’s in your water or your energy drink OMG.

Stay away from fish because it has mercury and better not eat anything from the Gulf unless you want to gas up your colon with correxit. Oh and better not eat any of the sea life from the West Coast unless you want to glow and even if its organic, what about using this toxic fish emulsion to grow organic produce. Chicken, unless you know where it comes from, could be full of arsenic and mercury and don’t forget all the antibiotics and drugs to fatten them up and don’t get me started on the way farm animals are prepared for consumption. We are just seeing the beginning of this problem and given the challenges provided by revolutionary outer planets Uranus and Pluto this is likely to be very big. Hell everybody has got to eat and my words are barely even the tip of the ice berg. Right now this Cancerian Ice berg is made up of Pallas, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury all in the sign of Cancer and one way or another before this year ends there will have been many shifts and changes about what we eat. If corporate food poisoners can find a way to kill everything then wise and sophisticated Green scientists can find a way to create clean natural food once again.

Oh let’s talk about Venus and get out of the water for awhile shall we? Venus will enter Libra on Aug 17 which might just offer a little peace for us. Venus rules Libra and Taurus so we are likely to feel more romance and less criticism. Venus was in Virgo for the first part of the month and Venus in that sign can be ultra critical if one is not mindful. There is an old saying which goes, when criticism comes in the door, love flies out the window! So yes, we welcome Venus in her own sign to give us all a sweeter time of it and let’s face it, even if times are hard, a little sweetness can go a long way towards making life feel better. For awhile she can flash the peace sign but by August 24 , Lady Venus will join in creating a Grand Cardinal Cross consisting of Venus squaring Pluto opposing Jupiter squaring Uranus which will also conjoin the Moon on the 24th. The whole square will not be exact but energetically quite potent for sure.

When that many planets are locked into an aspect it can feel like we are all in a big pressure cooker and of course something will have to give! To be sure change on many levels is being catalyzed at this time and as I have observed, everything that has been pushed onto the back burner is here to be placed on the front burner. We will probably have to kill some dragons and chase out a shadow or two with a bucket of sage or some of my Golden Armor Gem Elixir but we are being given the opportunity to truly transform into a new being. Happy Birthday to all you spiritual warriors on the brink of a more fulfilling life.

On the East Coast we will have the second Full Moon in Aquarius this year. This is surely a time of Revolution and Revelation and this energy can provide a litmus test for all of us as to how well we have mastered self-love [Leo Sun] and Universal Love [Aquarius]. The Sun will also be conjoined by Ceres, Mercury and Vesta which should empower those with abundant energy who take the opportunity to do ceremony to invoke planetary healing.

Jupiter is also making the first of 3 exact squares to wild card-Uranus which is the ruler of Aquarius. This could be a most interesting full moon indeed and to be sure expect the unexpected. Hm, I will be doing an on air ritual for Global Healing that evening.The Womanspirit Rising Show, [see newsletter info below] I deliberately chose that night for the Uranian and Lunar energy so this should be a great night to push the envelope psychically to help manifest the revolutionary/evolutionary changes that we want to see in the world. I encourage as many of you as are drawn to listen that night and join in the fun and magic. If you want to do your own ceremony great because this is a perfect time for group ceremony to feel the wave of our deep inter connectedness, to reweave the Sacred Web of Life and protect it from those who would deliberately or carelessly tear it apart. [this is on Blogtalk Radio Tues. Aug 20 7-8pm EST URL coming]

This is a great opportunity for visioning with the bubbling waters of our intuition stirred nicely by the Grand Water Trine still in affect coupled with the sheer power of this Full Moon. We will see the THE GODDESS IS ALIVE AND MAGIC IS AFOOT! Very exciting times. Enjoy the quantum shift whether you are a Solitary or work in groups.

Out in the world, we might experience this time as too exciting with treaties and rebellions flaring everywhere. Laws and rulings that were thought to be set in stone may come unglued. We will hopefully learn to embrace the idea that the only thing certain is change and to also feel the comfort in that.
Feisty Mars moves out of watery Cancer to fiery Leo where it will be more comfortable but can we handle more heat? Lately it seems like we can either have floods or fires and I am up for less Earth Changes but unfortunately it’s not up to me and so we will likely continue with crazy weather, some manipulated and some not.

We can always remember to chose the high road for the highest good of all and to RAISE THE VIBE FOR THE TRIBE!!

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Timothy Glenn ~ Vernal Equinox 2013: Ready For Launch, Good To Go

I always love coming home to some wise forecasting by my wonderful friend, Tim Glenn of In today’s post, he sets yesterday’s Spring Equinox in context of the recent Mercury Retrograde period and some events on the horizon later this year.

In case you’ve wondered: yes, that was a particularly rough Mercury Retrograde for so many people, myself and electronics included! Tim and I compared notes the other day, and it seems that we and most of our highly intuitive and astrologically inclined friends got whacked, too. This includes people normally savvy enough to sail through Mercury Retrograde periods with a bit of proper planning and internal reflection. Not so this time!

I lost track of how many times (and attempted times) my Yahoo account was hacked or otherwise non-functional. Three CD players in our house quit working — one of those remains very picky, another irreparable, and one had a mysterious, renegade piece of hair very deep inside. Eh-hem … David shaves his head, so, yeah … that was mine. 😉 The oddest thing about the hair in the CD player was that David received an intuitive hit to check for exactly that (random and bizarre) thing before shipping it away for repair. Thank you, overwhelming Piscean energy, for adding to intuition and not just messing with everyone’s emotions!

Anyhoo, here’s Tim with additional insights and suggestions:

Vernal Equinox 2013

Ready For Launch, Good To Go

By Timothy Glenn

The power-packed chart for the Vernal Equinox unleashes much of our pent-up energy and potential, but with an explosive quality that may turn our lives into balancing acts. As light and dark manifest in equilibrium on this day, we are encouraged to seek good old-fashioned balance in our approach to the challenges ahead.

The Sun enters Aries to join Mars and Uranus before Venus arrives to help smooth ruffled feathers and such. The Winds of Change will begin raging in an unpredictable fashion.

Especially since so many facets of our lives felt stuck and even discombobulated by the Mercury retrograde in Pisces, adventure and surprise could become welcome staples for awhile. Anything that got sloggy during the heavy Pisces phenomenon of the previous month, can cut loose its moorings and set sail on what promises to be a turbulent sea.

Our Vernal Equinox chart does not assure smooth sailing, but sail we must. It might help to remember the old adage: “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” Sailors know what it means to keep your Sea Legs; strong, flexed and ready. You would not find a real sailor standing around on deck stiff-legged, lock-kneed and flat-footed.

Especially in athletics, we have often been told “Stay on your toes.” When we heed this advice, our weight shifts forward, and we are prepared to meet whatever comes our way head on. April, May and June of 2013 do not look like a time for leaning back or holding back, much less refusing to let our Light shine.

Etymology of a Keyword

Life will burgeon forth in a wild surge for a few months, and the magic word “choice” comes to the forefront. We can cower and try to hide from the inevitable shifts occurring, or we can declare ourselves ready for launch. We can send the message to the Universal Control Tower that we are “good to go”.

With enthusiasm!

Here is an etymological perspective on the word “enthusiasm”. En-theo-ism, which translates: “In a Godlike state of Being.” Most of us do not picture God as some sort of Infinite Wimp, nor as a Cosmic Yawn of Boredom. In a Godlike state of Being, we follow our excitement and throw ourselves into life.

A Fairly Grand Trine

Equinox Day does give us a brief but beautiful Grand Trine later in the day as the Moon in Cancer teams up with Chiron in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio to form a triangle in the Zodiac. We would do well to use the next few months to prepare for the Major Grand Trine in the water signs coming to a planet near you in July.

Thomas Edison’s definition of luck: When preparation meets opportunity. We have an old saying that all things come to those who wait, but Edison did a bit of editing on that one: All things come to those who hustle while they wait.

These three months ahead are a time to surge forward, and our little baby Grand Trine reminds us not to leave emotional healing out of our itinerary. Our hearts have taken the brunt of the damage incurred during our unconscious years, and this marks an excellent time to burst forth and leave the hurts behind. Yea, though I walk through the shadow of the valley of pain, I shall fear no catharsis.

But the most effective prep work is whatever your Spirit moves you to do. Reality is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

Get Ready to Get Real

The Vernal Equinox chart also contains a Yod, or Finger of God. Loosely speaking, in fact, it give us two. A dear friend likes to use these opportunities to “give the middle finger of God” to whatever blocks her way forward. But some folks like to see a Yod as a sword, in particular: the Sword in the Stone. If we lack the gumption and/or faith to pull the sword from the stone, not much could be expected.

The Jupiter/Uranus sextile does form a Yod with Saturn, but the orb is loose and will continue to loosen with time. This one does not feel overly fateful.

But the Saturn/Pluto sextile forming a Yod with Jupiter is reasonably tight, and will tighten as the planets continue moving. Especially with the sextiling planets, Saturn and Pluto, working in Mutual Reception (each in the sign ruled by the other) the dismantling of outmoded structures will accelerate. Their point falls on Jupiter, who loves accelerators and is not quite sure what a brake is. People wallowing unconsciously in the dark may find themselves prodded awake and not understanding where they are.

Another facet of Saturn in Scorpio supporting Pluto in Capricorn involves bringing things hidden out into the public eye. With these two focusing the point of the Yod on Jupiter, we can anticipate more revelations that will rock the geopolitical world.

Earth Herself may get rocked in the coming months, but the religious, economic and political elements of the human world will certainly be shaken to their crumbling foundations.

Jupiter serves as the point of this particular Sword, and Jupiter is associated with expansion, abundance, success and luck. Again, luck is when preparation meets opportunity. We would be wise to get ready to face dark secrets within ourselves and out in the world at large. This process has not been traditionally recommended for spiritual wimps, but copping out may be eliminated as an option.

Timothy Glenn

Flash Silvermoon: Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for March 2013

Today’s monthly forecast comes from Astrologer, Animal Communicator, Artist and Healer, Flash Silvermoon. She’s given me permission to share here insights here, but if you’d like to see fancier formatting and lots of photos, please click here to go directly to her site.

Flash Silvermoon: Astroflash Monthly HOroscope for March 2013

March floats in on a wave of Neptunian splendor and doubt turning our astrological world inside out. It looks good, feels good but what is really going on? To start with, since February 23 we have had our reality swishing around in the retrograde Mercury in Pisces soup. If you have been reading Astroflash, my monthly horoscope, you have heard me speaking about negotiating the “perils” of the dreaded Mercury Retrograde and of course it really is not what you could call perilous. More about that later.

In addition to a murky retro Mercury in Pisces, the month begins with Neptune,Venus, Chiron, Sun, Mars and the Asteroid Hygeia all in Pisces! I mean I am a double Pisces at least and I am used to this kind of mystical soggy stuff but even for me this could be a bit much. Of course as we move through the month some of this will change but this Piscean prelude suggests many issues with water and flow.

If any of you have been experiencing unusual body symptoms you are not alone. One of the fun ones that I have had on and off for some 2 years is what I call “menthol head.” It is not at all painful but my head feels like it is mentholated inside and sometimes that cool extends down my shoulders. I mostly feel this when doing spiritual writing like this and I believe it has to do with intense amounts of energies that are being downloaded into my psyche, changes in the DNA, frequencies that are simply too strong for us to handle etc. I also know that many of us are having these feelings as well. Restlessness, broken sleep patterns, panic attacks, visions, odd temperature changes, old injuries re-surfacing, and some of this doesn’t sound too weird but this is just the tip of the ice berg. These symptoms are not unlike those caused by the rising of the Kundalini and are generically referred to as Ascension symptoms. If you are worried then do see a doctor ideally a holistic one and if the problem is part of this picture they will find nothing wrong with you. Those of us who have been practicing Light Workers for a long time have been having a hell of a time with this stuff as we straddle the 3rd and 5th dimensional worlds.

Part of the reason that some people have trouble with the Piscean/ Neptunian energy especially so full on, is that you can feel less in control or totally out of control. You could feel like you are spinning inside of a whirlpool which might feel warm and pleasant yet without any kind of sense of how to get out and emerge back into what you once thought was your life. You may not feel like you have any hand in how your life is to unfold. This is when the Neptunian wild card of FAITH is key. This may be a really hard one but for the most part these energies require a kind of surrender, not to some god that hurls lightning bolts at the non repentant, no but to the Cosmic Wheel of Life to the Source, to the Goddess of a Thousand Names who beckons us forward on our journey with nary a road map. Then this becomes our Vision quest!

With so many water sign planets floating around in the heavens, it is Important to remember that anything that we view through water gets distorted. Water rules the emotions which can be lovely depending on which emotions. When we add emotions to the mix things can easily feel out of proportion, unclear and overwhelming. On the bright side this preponderance of Piscean planets can cast a lovely lavender glow around everything allowing us to feel carried away on wings of euphoria. Have we reached Nirvana, ascension to some higher plane or have we forgotten the first deception is always self deception? All paths lead to Neptune the great dis-solver and a place that makes the ego and ego driven most uncomfortable and the more spiritual and mystical blissful.

Astrology turns on the light and suggests the energies that are at play and the intuitive astrologer looks at the chart and the transiting planets and feels how the energies are likely to manifest. By viewing the house placements of the different planets the astrologer, or you if you choose, can see where in your life these events are likely to occur. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the flood of new emotions or the disillusions or outright deceptions of the times, it is a great time to seek the detached clearer view of a good astrologer or psychic. Even if you are a psychic by profession the waves of mystery that are cloaking most things at this time make it a good idea to see another that you trust and trade readings. I emphasize this at this time because Neptune is the very kind of energy that helps the psychic, medium, animal communicator or healer do their work and it is the very energy clients are seeking.

Another thing that these Piscean planets can develop in you is your intuition which should really be kicking it up after all the Uranian transits of last year. That being said, at certain times It is always a good idea to employ a good professional psychic, medium or astrologer when you need clarity and that impartial view for major decisions. Likewise, it is also very important for each of us to learn to go on the first hit, that gut reaction on the day to day to be our own director from minute to minute.. This is not an either/or prescription but a both/and OK. Being true to your own inner voice is a great path to personal liberation and one well worth taking.

Neptune which is the ruling planet of Pisces really sensitizes us on many levels, some wonderful and others not so much. As I walk amongst my flowers or the animals that I work with I feel so much of how they feel now as this transit is being downloaded into my consciousness. I find that the words for the feelings are so much more available and many of you may be discovering that your own sensitivities are opening you up to deeper realms and understanding. Do not fear these gifts, they are not of the devil or some other crap that the no-fundies like to tell us but truly a more beautiful and connected way to commune with Spirit. More and more people are experiencing this as we all become more attuned to the 5th Dimension. The not so pleasant sensitivities are not so much fun as we simmer in this soup of chemicals, chem trails, GMO’s, mercury and Goddess only knows what else as all of us get more sensitized and slowly poisoned. Folks like me who simply cannot be around any of this stuff any more are the canaries in the coal mines, but none of you should be using traditional cleaning products and particularly air fresheners and the like.

Neptunian energy can also bring all kinds of pollutants and drugs into plain sight and the global reaction to them may well be coming home to roost in our air and water and food chain. Speaking of pollutants, the oil spills all over the world that remain under or unreported are legion.The issue of the purity of our water and who owns it will likely become a huge deal as we move further into the time of Neptune in Pisces.

It is very exciting to see the Idle No More Groups rising up all over the place. The Indigenous people know what’s at stake as we should as well. We need to follow their brave lead and not settle for allowing the Earth to be lost to the greedy and the heartless. Once again this country is willing to bleed for oil, yet another fluid in the picture.

All over the world people are rising up against oppression!

The entertainment industry is ruled by Neptune. The potential and actualized offerings of musicians and entertainers can often turn the tide of public opinion in important ways using art and culture to elevate our spirits, teach and heal. However because of the corporatization of the music Business the illusory baubles of fame become more obvious as one by one great artists fall by the wayside eaten alive by the very world that canonized them. The music is so sweet yet like a Siren the industry drags one after another onto the rocks of drugs, overwork, intense isolation and loneliness. Being a Star means that you shine brightly in the dark so does that mean that they are destined for that place should they even grasp that brass ring? On the other side of the quest, music can take us to the inner and outer realms of the sublime where we can touch souls and even can heal the world. Wouldn’t it be great if the musicians and other entertainers would start saying no to the machine en mass? Some already are like India Arie, Ani Di Franco and even the great Aretha Franklin. Indie music is growing like other alternative offerings.

I do not share the problems that come with these times to depress because I feel that on the other side of Neptune lies the solution which is the focus of the many to elevate our vibration and heal the planet. We can and must recognize our interconnectedness, that we are all one. When we hold that focus and it becomes magnified by the millions understanding that simple reality, we can and will bring about a different way of living and viewing life. We elevate and change the vision for ourselves and the paradigm shifts. In fact it is already changing. As you align with this energy you will feel the changes.

Back to Mercury Retrograde which began on Feb 23 and ends on March 17, having this backwards version in Pisces is likely to create more of the obvious challenges. The likelihood of extreme confusion, missed appointments and opportunities, miscommunication and misunderstandings could make even the most patient want to tear their hair out. I am grateful that by my birthday Mercury will be moving forward again as the planets that surround your chart on your birthday have a great influence on your year ahead. See my website for info on the Solar Return Chart; this is your chart for the year starting with your current birthday and it is most useful. As I have said many times before there are a multitude of wonderful uses of the retrograde time so don’t worry or whine. Make this your time to get the proverbial ducks in a row, clear away all that could inhibit your forward motion and wait to kick butt out in the world by March 17 or a little bit later when you really can make a difference.

Jupiter typically a beneficial energy can really bring some challenging situations to the fore because all month it will be making a square [hard aspect] to one or more of the Piscean planets. This could create some powerful winter storms and we have already seen that this past month. As the energies become much more turbulent towards Equinox we are more likely to see more Earth Changes, storms, quakes etc. Remember the axiom, “As above so below.” Some of our dynamic weather patterns are about Mama doing some planetary cleanup but when you hear about huge storms going in strange directions and a series of tornadoes with intensity and duration like never before look to H.A.A.R.P. I have talked about this in other posts so refer back or please look it up as you need to understand what and who is directing such things.

At this time the animals of the world are particularly vulnerable so however you can reach out to these precious ones please do it really makes a big difference and they so deserve to be treasured and understood they totally give of themselves for their people and that unconditional love is a rare and wondrous thing so please make the time.

Slow moving Saturn and Pluto will be in harmony with each other all month which will give us more of a solid base under our feet while the Neptunian planets tend to make us feel like the sands are shifting beneath us. In terms of economics, I think this energy will keep the economy more stable. Truth is, we are not likely to be told what is real with the economy anyway. In these days where illusion is king, trying to find any truth about politrix is like trying to find teeth in the mouth of a hen. So I guess what I can say about the economic picture is that we will appear to be stable. Kind of like Saturn, which stubbornly holds the rules and ethics of the game, has made a deal with Pluto the game changer to let it ride for the time being giving the whistle blowers a vacation.There is an outside possibility that this calm may result in more cooperation on solving problems that are not really about partisan issues, now that would be a good surprise.

March 11 features a New Moon in Pisces along with 6 other planets in this sign so maybe on the up side we could see innovations for the use, preservation and cleansing of our beloved waters. This could also be a supremely spiritual time for all and I do encourage you to seek spaces and people on this day and night who will create sacred space with you – be it meditation, music, time out in nature or all three. This is a time of deep solace which we will need before the excitement of spring comes barreling in demanding its due. The other side of so much water of course could mean flooding be it emotional and/or literal. Create your own Temple, carry Kleenex and seek the sand bags if necessary.

Could be a relatively mellow month until March 20, Spring Equinox, unless we have some kind of watery disaster with floods or oil spills. However I hope you are all rested by the time Equinox starts to wake the world up with its fiery passion. Granted we learned to take it easier and go with the flow during the first part of the month but with the Sun, Mars and Uranus all in fire sign Aries for the rest of the month the time of confrontation is NOW. As I sit here writing these very words I can hear the bombers flying low over Lake Santa Fe in Melrose which is on their way home to NAS Jax from man-euvers by the Ocala National Forest about 1/2 hr away. This generally means that the brass have plans that we do not know about so always a good idea to get those Peace Pipes cranked and keep your ears to the ground for news.

Whatever has been percolating through the winter be it political, personal or natural [sort of] could completely explode when transiting Mars hits Uranus on March 22, even sweet Venus is dressed for war in the sign of Aries. We may have a lot of upheaval in the Middle East. Asteroid Pallas/Athena has been in Aries for some time and hence we see the rise of the women from the unlikely streets of Delhi, to the first Gay Pride ever in Uganda, to the Global 1 Billion Rising movement last month that had women rising up in dance and song in over 250 countries. In ancient myth, Spring Equinox celebrates the Return of the Mother. She has been underground during the harshness of Winter and now She is released to bring all the good things to the Earth that has suffered during her yearly sojourn in the Underworld. Any issues that are afoot to discriminate against women will not stand a chance in this climate and a huge demonstration by and for women could very well explode on the world stage. The most oppressed sisters on the planet are showing the way and I would encourage those of us who can to support their actions and let some of their fire sizzle in your own psyche to stand up when and where you feel the heel of oppression bearing down on your neck! Yes there I go, already feeling the Uranian fire singeing my fingers as I type.

By the time we reach the Full Moon on March 27, the Moon will be in conciliatory Libra which desires fairness, peace and beauty while Venus which rules Libra is in martial Aries. All that drama as the Sun, Uranus, Mars and Goddess Asteroids Ceres and Pallas – Athena are also in the Martian sign. The Aries energy opposes the Libra Full Moon so this can be a very intense time of choices. With all of this very inflammatory energy manifesting at this time which tends to inflate everything, I would do all that you can to promote peace and make the choice to stay in Love instead of Fear. You have the choice to be that shining example as you use the transforming fire in your belly to stand for what is right and release the war that lives inside of you.

Interestingly more wars have been started under the sign of the “Peacemaker” Libra’s energies because of that desire to make things equal and fair. The fire may be lit around the Equinox but I would say that the issues that are being dealt with are more apt to become fully recognized with the Full Moon. I know that it may sound really passe’ but Make Love Not War, really go retro, as a matter of fact this would be a great day for a Love In talk about retro because we really do have the choice of how to use this energy and how each of us chooses to spend this time does matter. If we create and co create a planet that is vibrationally inhospitable to War, war will cease!

Before the Full Moon peaks Jupiter and Chiron, the planet of the wounded healer, will be exactly square giving us that wider view, access to really seeing and understanding the BIG PICTURE. With Saturn trining Chiron we will be gifted with ancient deep wisdom which is just what we need. The Ancestors are talking clear and drawing us near. Ideally this will offer some wisdom and vision to the inferno brewing so that we may use the action oriented Arian fire in a truly progressive way that turns us from being bored sheeple to being loving and inspired spiritual warriors, all in it together to save the planet. Talkin bout a Revolution…

In addition to all these aspects we see the Finger of God/Goddess, the Yod, with Jupiter as the focal planet working its energy through the sextile of Saturn and Pluto reminding us again to handle this extreme energy wisely to create change that will last and that will not merely be a band aid cure.This is an extremely transformative time calling for right action, using both sides of the brain. We can use our growing intuition to see what needs to be done while asking our intellect to secure the means and momentum to do it and our journey unfolds.

March 29 will be a great day for love of all kinds as the Sun is flanked on either side by Venus and Uranus all in Aries of course. If your love life needs a little heat this could be your day whether you are in a couple or looking to be in one even just for the night. Sensual energies will be most magnetic and electric. If you meet a new lover on this day you could have the time of your life, but if other aspects in your chart do not suggest longevity it could just be a very good time. If you are single and that appeals let yourself totally enjoy. Uh oh just noticed a potential wet blanket here as Saturn will be waltzing with the Moon in Scorpio which usually doesn’t bring in the zest and free flow of energies but perhaps will only temper the bacchanal. These energies will be around for a few days so immerse yourselves in sensual delights, creativity and magic.

Glad that we could leave this month on such a high note. As they say, In Like a Lamb Out Like a Lion. I wouldn’t call March a roller coaster but a smooth ride it is not. If you tune in and use the time well though, you could have just the right balance to handle the twists and turns effectively with grace and courage. I am hoping that we do not see too many natural disasters and if we do please be sure to reach out where and when needed. Water and Fire, so much of both all in one month. Choose to live authentically and with an open heart; with that in place this will be a most memorable month for all. Love Peace and Justice Blessings Flash Silvermoon

Link to original article here. (Scroll down toward the bottom for individual sign forecasts for March 2013)

Electra Jung ~ Capricorn New Moon, Aries First Quarter Moon Phase

Today we have a guest blog post from my friend, Electra Jung, of Signs From Above Astrology. I like how Electra shares important information not only on the New Moon, but also on the less frequently discussed Quarter Moon Phase. Judging by things I’m hearing in private sessions, I suspect many blog readers (or in this case, listeners) will resonate with the energies Electra describes. January 18 marks the First Quarter Moon of 2013. Are you ready? Find out how you can be:

Timothy Glenn ~ 2013: A Call to Transmutation

Yay! My gifted Astrologer/Numerologist/Tarot expert and generally wise and witty friend, Timothy Glenn of Soul Purpose Readings, just released his latest article. Here you go, hot off the keyboard:

2013: A Call to Transmutation
by Timothy Glenn

We have navigated the waters of the Galactic Alignment and all the hoopla concerning interpretations of one of the Mayan calendars. The world did not manage to blow up, nor did the Archangels descend on the clouds and wave magic wands: Twang. There you go: instant paradise. Enjoy it.

So much for the kapoof theories.

For a lot of us, the Winter Solstice weekend of 2012 provided some entertainment, as people looked to the skies and everywhere else external for a sign of a shift occurring within. But reports have poured in from around the globe, describing subtle yet profound shifts happening within the energy fields of aware individuals.

One anticipated phenomenon involved a reversal in the direction of spin, whether in various forms of radiation or whatever. We have a lot of spin in this universe, where everything affects everything. As in mathematics, if we change one variable in an equation, we have altered the entire equation. Part of the fun of 2013 can center around observing how many reversals have manifested.

Reverse Field

In the early days of spiritual practice, back in the mid 1970’s, my body often spontaneously rocked, swayed or rotated, depending on what was happening within any particular meditative or contemplative session. When rotation occurred, the body would gently and slowly rotate clockwise.

Upon awakening on the morning of December 21, 2012, a morning meditation seemed in order. The solstice had occurred in the middle of the night, and a feeling of calm curiosity wanted to explore the energy field. As the session deepened, the words “this is so beautiful” kept recurring. Deeper, broader, higher and beyond; the experience became ever more sublime.

An external awareness floated on the surface; something had changed. An ethereal question mark wafted in the field, wondering what this new difference might be. Whatever it was, the words “this is so beautiful” still applied. Eventually, the realization dawned: my body was rotating counterclockwise. After more than three and a half decades of clockwise rotation, the energies had spontaneously reversed, and this not only felt wonderful, but perfectly natural.

A few days after the solstice, a friend called on her way back from dancing with the natives in Mexico. She relayed a perspective shared by the Mayans: that the clockwise rotation of the former age was for winding, and now the counterclockwise motion of the current age is for unwinding. There is no denying that our world had gotten all wound up, but now we can let go of the stress, and finally unwind.

We can also word it this way: we had devolved to the point that our Species Stress finally cracked open our Species Bio-Quantum Potential, so now we can reverse our field and evolve. A kinder and perhaps more accurate way to denote our previous process of devolution would be to call it involution.

Dancing With the Planets

While Pluto is still in the midst of dancing through seven exact squares from Uranus, the sextiles from Saturn can help stabilize, focus and direct the transformational energies. We will be encouraged to get a backbone for facing the challenges of a morphing existence. We can learn to “just say no” to authoritarianism. We might even receive the gift of a titanium reinforcement rod for our energy fields.

Pluto resonates with the number 13. In the Tarot, 13 is usually called the Death card; death of the old, birth of the new. Some Tarot decks designate 13 as Transition, Transformation, Transcendence, or the all-time favorite: Metamorphosis.

Nature gives us a fascinating illustration of our imminent evolutionary leap: the caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Within the chrysalis, the body of the caterpillar first liquifies, and then the transmutation begins at the cellular level. Typical of the old world, the obsolete caterpillar cells perceive the new butterfly cells as alien invaders, and try to fight them off. This corresponds with the internal struggle most of us experience when faced with change. And the process of the body liquifying gives us a little hint: Let go.

2013 = 20 + 13 = 33

2013 is more than an ordinary 6 cycle, in which we can balance the energies from the rowdy 5 cycle. In traditional numerology, 33 is known as the Christ vibration. This invites us to reach within ourselves to draw forth expressions of Divine Love, complete with knowledge and abilities that have lain dormant.

An interesting “coincidence” combines the numerological 33 cycle with the Saturn exact sextile to Pluto on March 8. We experienced the first exact sextile on December 26 of 2012, and another will occur on September 21 of 2013. But at the March 8 sextile of Saturn to Pluto (the ruler of death and rebirth), we will find Saturn visiting the fixed star Acrux, located in the constellation known as the Crucifix, during the year of the Christ vibration. Even though the year will rock and roll, there is no need to anticipate getting crucified. There are always higher octaves of every energy, and the 33 can get us really high on Divine Love, regardless of external distractions.

We have another numerological “coincidence” with 2013. Even a cursory glance at the Mayan calendars will show us the significance of the interwoven cycles of 20 and 13. Already fading away is the hubbub over “the Mayan calendar ending” and “the world ending” as a result. According to the Mayans and others, the only thing that ended was an obsolete approach to life. Now the human race can arise from its own ashes and co-create a peaceful, harmonious world. This is enhanced by the 6 energy of the year 2013.

Back to the Tarot: 13 is the Death card, and card number 20 is called Judgment, wherein the traditional image depicts Archangel Gabriel sounding a trumpet in the clouds, as humans rise from their graves. The 20 has also been portrayed as the phoenix rising from the ashes. The numbers again point to the death of the old and the birth of the new. And to use a common expression, every ending creates a new beginning.

Give Us a Break

As alluded to earlier, 2013 carries us into the heart of the long, slow square of revolutionary Uranus in Aries to evolutionary Pluto in Capricorn. The human world will continue getting rocked, and we cannot expect the Earth herself to sit still through this phase either.

Authority figures of the old world may cling desperately to their illusions of power and control, but the Light will burn though their fog of secrecy and conspiracy. With Saturn and Pluto working in mutual reception (each in the Zodiac sign ruled by the other), things hidden will be revealed.

How ready are we for genuine revelation? It could be revealed that we are living in a computer-generated Matrix where humans manifest as icons on someone else’s monitor. On a more mundane level, our true history could be unveiled. Spiritually, our Divine Essence could emerge, moving us into transcendence. The old, solid 3D world may crack and begin to break apart.

Many humans have tended to live in their bedarkened little worlds, praying for the Light of the Infinite to come in and enlighten them. Yet when that Light shows up, those people expect it to coddle them in their illusions. 2013 sets the stage for an illusion-shattering extravaganza. And yet our illusions need not be shattered. We can tune in to Neptune, and let our illusions dissolve gently and gracefully.

How Grand Can It Be?

The Grand Trine in July can give us a more refreshing kind of break. Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune will triangulate on us. Dreams can come true under this influence. But we might be wise to remember the proverbial cautionary advice: Be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it. And if your dreams have been appearing more like nightmares, there is no time like the present for transcending the essence of what we are leaving behind.

The Light of this Grand Trine can show us what we are really made of, which could shock and appall us on certain levels, but it can also guide us in transforming what no longer resonates. Simultaneously, we may get a crystal clear view of what we are truly made of: the Love and Light of the Infinite.

2013 marks a turning point in our transmutative process. Old programs from the Matrix? Click on Uninstall. Shared files? Delete promptly. We have reached the Choice Point of Eternity. The 6 energy of 2013 encourages us to choose from a place of Love.

Timothy Glenn