Posts Tagged ‘Zoe Hind’

Lugnasadh and Lammas

It hasn’t felt much like summer here yet, but today (August 1) is the traditional celebration of Lammas and Lugnasadh. Technically, the actual cross-quarter day occurs on August 7, 2014. With its emphasis on courage and confidence, celebration and somber awareness, and powerful creativity, this video seems appropriate for today’s energies. As always, Laura Daligan and Zoe Hind provide an in depth review of all the multi-layered associations at this point of the Wheel of the Year, including lots of insights for Leo’s.

Zoe Hind ~ Astrology 30 September – 6 October

I’ve heard from a number of people lately that they’re feeling “lost,” “uncomfortable,” or “without a clear way forward.” One advantage of working with such a variety of people from — literally — all seven continents, is that I notice common trends in diverse people and locations. Although raised with an extreme skepticism about astrology, through all these observations of client trends, in conjunction with having some good friends who happen to be astrologers, I’ve come to respect and value astrology as a helpful indicator of influencing energies.

No, our horoscope doesn’t mean our Destiny with a capital “D.” Awareness of phases of the Moon and planetary placements does, however, let us know when energies are generally supportive of or in conflict with our intended actions. I, personally, feel very clear with my own intuitive nudges to push or slow down. For me, learning astrological factors provides some left brain candy so that it can find a more “logical” explanation for whatever my right brain insists is happening. I realize that for many people astrology and left brain don’t go in the same sentence, but if you’ve actually studied astrology at all, you know it can become quite technical — blending cold, hard numbers, degrees and facts with the intuitive interpretation of the angles and aspects.

I continue to post so many astrological forecasts here in support of people who suddenly find themselves swimming upstream or feeling a need to withdraw. For many people, such feelings cause alarm or questions like “What’s wrong with me?!” “Why can’t I get started on this?” “Why do I want to curl up in a dark room and sleep for two days? I’m not sick!” Not always, but quite often, such people find themselves simply responding to the dominant astrological energies of the times.

Just as Mercury Retrograde with all its communication and confusion issues also supports certain types of activities, so also any astrological alignment offers support for compatible activities and intentions. Astrology helps you to take advantage of whatever flow happens to come your way. Not surprisingly, the people I most often hear the periodic complaints of “what’s wrong with me?” tend to be those who are “not into astrology at all. No offense, but I skip all those posts on your blog.” No offense taken, but please know that I post these here for a reason — usually when they summarize the most common things I’m hearing in sessions, comments or emails. 😉

This week’s energy supports some individual “digging in deep” to discover dark or hidden parts of ourselves in the beginning of the week, but by the end of the week, we’ve got a chance to apply what we’ve learned about ourselves and our desires in order to help the greater whole. Mercury in Scorpio offers deep inner transformation in the ways we communicate with ourselves. Saturday’s New Moon in Libra then offers a new sense of balance — Libra is the sign of balance, symbolized by the scales — and an ideal time to (finally) move forward on those things that currently seem in suspended animation.

Blessings and Healing!

Zoe Hind ~ Astrology 15-21 July 2013

I always find Zoe Hind’s forecasts soothing, even when she’s talking about major squares and revolutions. I know a lot of people have been struggling this week — especially feeling old emotions and patterns they thought they’d left behind long ago. It’s like life has cycled back to some of the least pleasant times in everyone’s lives in order to give an opportunity to see how far we’ve come. Without realizing that life’s doing a recycle right now, though, the resurgence of past issues for review can feel like failure. Please know this is just the energy right now. We can use it to change what we’re transmitting and receiving, or we can go down the self-pity and self-judgment spiral. We decide. Zoe gives some great insights and tips for making the most of these energies.

Zoe Hind: Astrology 1-7 July 2013

Zoe Hind offers lots of good tips for exploring our own authentic, sovereign, real emotions vs. “programmed emotions,” with special emphasis on Tuesday and Wednesday. She also discusses the alignment between Sirius and the Sun this week, reminding us of the opportunity to receive and “remember our cosmic origins” on Thursday. “Just be a star for the day.” Later in the week, we continue a theme of cleansing and releasing so that we can then decide with Saturn turning direct and its potent aspect with the Dark Moon: “It’s time to step forwards to be self-supporting, self-sustaining, self-knowing.”

We’ve got an empowering week ahead of us here with a cosmic emphasis on sovereignty. In America, we may have few shreds of “Independence Day” left, but politics and tyranny can never fully trump cosmic law. Bring it! Be it.

Zoe Hind ~ Astrology Report 17-23 June 2013

Zoe Hind gives some lovely insights into this week’s energies, as we prepare ourselves for Jupiter and the Sun meeting in Gemini on Wednesday, Venus and Mercury in Cancer on Thursday, Summer Solstice celebrations from Friday through Monday, and the Full Moon in Capricorn on Sunday. Zoe also contextualizes the past year and going forward. “Can you become the master of your feelings?” “Is that really your feeling that you’re feeling?” “Feel the support, the security that you have … know how far you’ve come.”