#41. What’s Love got to do with it?

     For planet tightness around the 13-degree point, and Not having the Moon participate, the exact retrograde opposition of Mars to Uranus offers the strongest potential.  It’s the early hours of April 23rd that has Mundane Astrologers speaking of likely Russian troop movements in the Ukraine, but the op has the energy for a gillion other dynamic activities too, as well as plentiful mental ones (mental = Aries and Uranus Air).

     AND as we saw in the last Blog there are other energies, other very small planets involved.  These small bodies reveal and support what some Astrologers have been saying about the opportunity for Love being afforded by these larger planets which aren’t usually associated with the Grand feeling.


Instead of mayhem and destruction from the clashing of Mars and Uranus, love energies (Cancer Jupiter in upper right conjunct to Cyllarus, half of the famous love story of him and Hylonome) insinuate themselves through the strident muscle of Pluto, Uranus, and Mars.

In fact, though Hylonome is not present here, Tristan and Isolda are. Tris is the Viking-looking male next to Europa and Uranus in Aries, while Isolde, the other half of the star-crossed lovers, is within a degree of Mars, and opposite Tristan.


If we still approach Astrology viewing Planets and situations as malefics and “bad,” then Isolda opposition to Trstan, and joined with Mars would seem to make things uncomfortable for a love interp.  But then, it’s their love that has survived in many nations and for over a thousand years—not their difficulties.

Additionally, there are no malefics in Astropath quantum Astrology.  we subscribe to the ideas that evil is Good misunderstood.  A car crash can open up a new avenue of expression and creativity.  A deep love can ignite the world with awe and renewed  benign intentions.

Another point is that the monsters and the challenges of life are there for what reason??  Cruel God?  Messy Karma?  Mean Fate?  Lousy world?

Perhaps, but I hold with the view found in the Scriptures of the world and the Meditating Teachers that our Evolution requires us to flow with and even love what is—while keeping our hearts directed to our personal and collective human Ascension, whatever that may look like.

Okay, so we have Love pervading this Grand Cross—seen further with Europa—the backward Om sign between Tristan and Uranus.  She’s tied in with Taurus (she changed into a cow to escape amorous Zeus/Jupiter squaring her here).  That relationship didn’t seem to turn out so well (Minotaur, etc) but eventually it lead to another great love and transcendence in Ariadne and Dionysus, both asteroids too.  More “evil is good misunderstood.”

So if you look at squares and oppositions the way Uranian Astrologers do, just conjunctions on a 90-degree dial, you might join me in seeing some positive possibilities for this gargantuan April, 2014.

I’ll keep saying more in the next Blog


#40. …First The Blood Red Moon…NOW the Grand Cross

I had a good time with the blood red full Moon on a Jewish feast day.  Jesus did not come back, but then there are three more blood red Moons on feast days to come, so in the meantime I’ll be happy with the fact that I had hours and hours of steady ideas pouring into my head.

             Pluto \ Moon  (Apr 20, )

This diagram is a typical simplification of the notorious April 2014 Grand Cross at sort of the beginning of tight degrees.  but here’s what it looks like with the color of the very small planets:


These are the planets (my Academy, AQAA, pays attention to) that are situated within 2-degrees of the significant 13-degree positions of Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, Mars.  The time is selected due to the first tight joining of these with the Moon at 13-degrees conjunct Uranus in Aries.  The Ascendant doesn’t matter—that is, it’s not any specific chart.

Most of the Glyph Symbols are in SolarFire, but I’ve used some from the Mac program Kairon and some from Webdings.

Here is the same chart (different style) with text names.


Immediately comes the question, What does this mean??

I’ve let the three diagrams above be turned somewhat from each other because it’s important to know that the planets and degrees fit into your chart which probably won’t look like any of these.  Different times, different Ascendants, different Houses…and also different days.

These are for the now infamous April (the 20th), 2014.  This day and soon the upcoming contacts I’ll be referring to in these Blogs are already happened.  This article, and my whole approach to Astrology, is NOT predictive.  I come from the position that Astrology is better used in nonpredictiveways.  It ought not be a form of fortune-telling.

Additionally I don’t do Mundane Astrology—mostly because I focus upon personal growth for individuals and families, and also because I don’t keep up with all the world events.

 I’m concerned in this Blog with what Astrological energies are doing in your life, and your life is one of the main reasons why I use the very small planets, a.k.a. asteroids.

But if the roof didn’t blow off your house, or you didn’t discover all the pipes bursting in the cellar, or you didn’t reach that transcendent enlightenment that you were hoping for, that doesn’t mean that your prayer doesn’t work, or that Astrology doesn’t describe effective events.

What it does mean is that we’re living in a spiritual universe that has infinite possibilities – until the environment, your karma, your past choices, and your spiritual development narrow down the moment to one result which you will then experience.  And Spiritual Astrology helps us to identify those energies.

More important, Spiritual Astrology helps to launch us to our Soul-manifestation (which is going to require deep investigation and deep Meditation).  Spiritual Astrology is the seeing eye dog for your path.

In terms of the Grand Cross that more or less started on the 20th, it is useful for us to use a more complete picture of the energies. I’ll let you raise your curiosity to examine the two charts for my next Blog entry when I will discuss meanings and implications.

#39. Steve Tuffill – Google+ – Tetrad Moons

Steve Tuffil: Tetrad Moons: Think Carefully My Friends!

Blood Moon

Events from a Cardinal Aries-Libra Blood Red Full Moon Eclipse may definitely be mental experiences—perhaps profound insights or awakenings.  Not required to be physical happenings.

AND as this link emphasizes, Last night at the Mn-Sn conjunction—and during this month—you can experience your Spirit guiding you, speaking to you.  The Christ and the Buddha whispering to your mind Truths for your life now as guidance as you Unfold.

#38. Zell Bodine at FaceBook…

“We can allow ourselves to become channels for the destructive power of this formation by our choice of focus … on the people we’re mad at, on that person who annoys us at work, on the unfairness of life, on all the things we don’t have but ‘should,’ and on fighting the people and things who get in our way.

Or we can INTENTIONALLY CHOOSE to become channels for the enormous positive, creative energies contained in this configuration … power that WANTS to initiate positive solutions, find new ways to do things, create a new structure for a home, a relationship, a business, or a whole life.”


#37. Mandalas of Astrology and of You

Da'atYesterday’s post featured Kim Falconer referring to the Astrology as a Mandala.  This one illustrates the 12 pointed character of the Astrological Mandala.

   We don’t have power over the position of the planets, but we do have some choice in the emotional effects that we choose to experience and to prepare for future ones by developing our balance and call home – that is, centeredness.

    By doing so we are creating a spiritual Mandala on our psychic levels. In this blog we will constantly be illustrating how this might be because that’s what the purpose of Astrology actually is—strategies for upleveling.

    And we’re getting a beautiful opportunity during this series of Blood Red Moons and powerful eclipses.

#36. Asteroid Astrology – an Introduction

Asteroid Astrology – an IntroductionKim Falconer does a little thematic prez of a few Asteroids and their astronomy. This gives a nice perspective on our AQAA focus to whet your whistle and add to http://QuantumAstrologyAcademy our Astrology School.

#35. Astrology in You–Do You Know What It Is? Part 2

Amusingly, some materially oriented critics see all of Astrology as hocus-pocus, thinking that all experience comes from chemicals in the brain, or that only what you see is what you get (no Inner Planes).  Others imagine that some celestial body tens of thousands of miles or light years away can’t affect us, not knowing that Jupiter, e.g., has more gravitational impact on us than a person 3 feet away!  These people don’t have any real experience with Astrology, and/or they are rather young on the spiritual path.  I don’t pay any attention.

A major approach is Medical.  Some people see and use Astrology only for health and remedies.  Tomes written on the subject.  ‘Course you always have to deal with the ADA and AMA games and stupidities, but the capacity to work with a good healer is huge.  One beauty is of course timing-seeing when the illness or issue started, peaks, and may pass!  Healers and healing are strongly shown in charts.

Many Astrologers and hopeful clients come to Astrology as a tool for finding a Vocation, or maybe a direction in life-often called in the East your Dharma (your path to Enlightenment).  Where should you put your next footstep?  And why should you choose that one? Astrology is famous for help of this kind.  With Midheaven for career, 2nd House for income, 6th House for work and service, and Asteroids like Industria (yes), we’re well endowed with support and insight.

Probably I’m the only one who thinks of this as an approach or what Astrology is about:  Actually growing from a Spiritual tack, Astrology is the identification and exposing of the Ego so that Spiritual steps may be taken to puncture it, or build it up for the task of transmutation to higher Chakra energies.  I like this one, but it’s hard.  No one wants to hear that her or his fond egoistic styles or pursuits or blamings are strictly bogus constructs the Ego uses to self-inflate.  Sigh.

Then there’s the viewpoint (usually New Age) that Astrology is outdated, doesn’t keep up with some Channels or visionary experiencesTo me, that’s like saying gravity is outdated.  Try jumping of a bridge.  The fact is that since we’re constituted of the same energies as the Planets and Stars, all our “updates” are included in the total energies.

An old view of Astrology is that those Astrologers who don’t use the “precession of the Equinoxes” are not in reality.  These people conform to the scientific fact of the Earth’s wobble and place the Sun nearly 30 degrees behind the tropical Astrologers.  This would sound persuasive-if you did NOT know how Astrology works.  Astrology is more a mapping of human consciousness than it is of the spatial heavens.  The Greeks took the wildly careen constellations and built a nice tidy Zodiac where a Sign (only corresponding to the constellation) was boxed up neatly in 30-degrees.  thus we’re into what Astrology really is . . . symbolic!  We find the accurate progressed Moon moving a symbolic year for each actual day in the ephemeris (the astronomical listing of daily movements of celestial bodies).  Shouldn’t show or mean a thing.  But it does!  and it has for at least 5,000 years, quite accurately.  BTW, that’s why I’m not a “Cusp” Astrologer.  If your birth-time is correct, your Sun is either in one Sign or the following one.

Mustn’t forget Mundane Astrology. Tons of Astrologers see Astrology’s sole purpose that of  dealing with the effects of the energies upon the world in general-politics, countries, rise and fall of Presidents, war, and the like.  Don’t come to me for that.  I just found out Oregon’s US Senator in my state of Oregon was defeated.  I don’t even have TV.  Yet it’s a good pursuit, one that Astrology was only used for back in the days of Babylonia.

I could go on like this for hours . . . but we still wouldn’t see the Big Picture of what Astrology is; we’d only see through a keyhole, through a glass darkly-because Astrology is like all the bodies of space, their gravitations, and electromagnetic influences.  Shucks, we don’t even know what matter is, or fire, or the 4 Forces are.  That’s Astrology’s job-to offer some links to the Beyond and to ourselves-the Macrocosm and the microcosm, which is you and I at this point of our realizations.  Does anybody know what Astrology is and does for you?  Not really.  It’s too big.  I’ve been a professional studying it for 33 years, and it grows bigger to my mind every day; I doubt I’ll ever catch up.