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Lynn Hayes | Planetary Illuminations June 2014

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Planetary Illuminations for
June 2014
Dear friends,Mercury turns retrograde this month, but that’s not all – by the end of June we will have five planets in retrograde motion. I wrote a special article just to help you to understand what this means, and you can find it here.

Essentially, this is a time to look back into the past and reflect on where you have been and what that means for where you are in your life now.

The present moment is the only moment that is real, and we can change our experience in an instant by adjusting our thoughts and attitudes. Mercury is the planet of thought and communication and teaches us this lesson in June.

Retrogrades serve an important purpose – they encourage us, sometimes force us! to learn from the past. These periods of slow progress and inner contemplation offer us an opportunity to learn more about the present and create a more satisfying future.

News from me:

I am back to a regular reading schedule, but I do have a number of trips planned this summer so there is still about a two-week wait for appointments. I can usually fit in a shorter session with less notice, so don’t hesitate to ask if you don’t see a time that works for you.

Now on to the Planetary Illuminations report:

The complete article can be found on my website here. This email contains an abridged simplification that is easier to understand and read, but you will find the complete details, along with the list of planetary events for the month, in the online version.

Usual housekeeping stuff:

If you are new to astrology, you might want to start here for basic explanations of the concepts we’ll be discussing here. Please feel free to forward this article to anyone who might be interested. If this article has been forwarded to you, please visit my website to sign up for your own subscription! You can unsubscribe any time by following the instructions at the bottom of this email. You can “like” my Facebook page and stay up to date with all of the latest planetary happenings and new blog posts.

And, of course, if you would like to schedule a personal consultation please email me directly or visit my website for more information about readings.

Summary for June 2014

MAJOR EVENTS

Mercury will turn retrograde on June 7th. Mercury is in Cancer at the point where it retrogrades but will move into mutable Gemini, Mercury’s own sign, by the 17th and remain there until after it turns direct again on July 1. In Gemini Mercury can easily adapt to changes of direction which will help to lubricate any changes required as we turn to the past to revisit old decisions that may need to be revised, or to remodel our house or reassess our future plans.

Most of the planetary interactions in June are smaller and faster moving, so we will be seeing less of the dramatic shifts and strange patterns of the past few months. The only exception is the conclusion of the harmonious grand trine in water which ends this month (read more about that supportive process here).

JUNE DETAILS

Expect to be more interested in food and nutrition-related matters this month as Ceres turns retrograde. Care for the body is the domain of Ceres, and any places where this care is deficient will be noted now!

June 4th is a wonderful day to spend with loved ones or in creative pursuits. The urge for creative expression is heightened and the desire for inner peace becomes stronger.

On June 6th we are inspired to make a change – we are filled with new ideas and ways of looking at our world.

Mercury turns retrograde June 7th. Over the next few weeks try to pay more attention to the words you use, and be cautious when making purchases or signing contracts. It is very easy to overlook the details during Mercury retrograde periods.

The 8th is a day for healing – areas of our psyche or physical body which need healing may be illuminated now, and relationships are intensified. Everything may seem more urgent and important today.

On the 9th we will want to pay attention to the foods we eat and the ways in which the physical body is nourished. Neptune begins its six months in retrograde that day too, encouraging us to slow down our external awareness and turn within for spiritual sustenance and nurture.

The Sagittarius Full Moon takes place on June 13th. As with all Full Moons, the Moon in Sagittarius opposing the Gemini Sun. The Gemini/Sagittarius polarity encourages us to balance our curiosity about the world (Gemini) with the need to look for the essence of truth in the world around us (Sagittarius).

Healing and wisdom in our relationships is facilitated during this Full Moon, but a Saturn aspect emphasizes our obligations and responsibilities to the people around us. We may feel under this combination of influences that our duties to others interfere with our soul’s need to be free to seek experiences that teach us and some adjustment will need to be made in order to find balance betwen the two.

A challenging Mars aspect during the Full Moon could energize us to creatively transform our lives through the sheer force of our will. This aspect can also bring up repressed anger ( and rage. Fortunately a larger harmonious cycle of healing and building good structures will help to ensure that we are able to move through challenges to the healing process.

June 16th is generally favorable and could bring a significant event that helps us to stay on our correct path.

On the 17th Mercury retrogrades back into Gemini where it will remain until after it turns direct and moves back into Cancer. For the rest of the month communication matters will be a little easier despite the retrograde, since Mercury in Gemini is very adaptable to changing situations.

The 17th and 18th brings a couple of days of lovely interpersonal harmony. This is a beautiful time for planning difficult conversations, or for bringing people together for any purpose. Between the 16th and 23rd we may find ourselves coming face to face with an uncomfortable situation which we have avoided in the past so that we can work it out this time around, so these two days of harmony will help to soften any difficulties.

The mind is awakened on the 19th and mental efforts are facilitated. This is an excellent time for business efforts.

On the 21st the Sun enters Cancer, marking the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere and the turning of the seasons.

Venus moves into Gemini on the 23rd, and for the next few weeks communication will be the key to unlocking our interpersonal relationships. We may find ourselves meeting new people and desiring to expand our circle of acquaintances.

Between the 23rd and 26th or so we will feel a strong urge to break free of restriction and rebel against the status quo. During this time our behavior can become more reckless and we can be more accident prone. Watch for arguments and accidents under this influence.

This dynamic is embedded in the chart for the New Moon in Cancer, suggesting that the desire to find a place of emotional safety that Cancer inspires will be somewhat minimized by the need to find an independent expression of one’s ‘life now. However, another more supportive aspect will help to foster a deeper understanding of where our life is really headed and facilitate the integration of these conflicting influences.

The New Moon in Cancer seeks to find a place of solace and comfort, either in the personal family, the community, the “tribe,” the nation. There is a desire to connect and to nurture, and to find nurturing as well. The disruptive dynamic mentioned above calls on us to break out of our established ideas of what gives us that solace and comfort, to find a new way of nurturing our loved ones and ourselves that goes beyond the traditions of our communities.

A harmonious Neptune event in the New Moon chart will help to unlock the mysteries, and open up our hearts so that wisdom can make a home there. New Moons are time to forge new beginnings, and this New Moon inspires us to forge new pathways in our connections with our loved ones. Patterns that provided comfort in the past no longer work in the same way, and new patterns must be created in order to find increased compassion and connection.

Mercury will be slowing down at the end of the month in preparation for its direct turn on July 1st. The end of the month is a great time to look back and assess anything that has not yet been completed. Once Mercury turns direct our attention will be redirected into the future where we will have an opportunity for a fresh start.

As always, if you have questions about this information or would like to schedule a consultation to discover how your own chart is affected, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Peace and best wishes,

Lynn Hayes
www.astrodynamics.net


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Lynn Hayes Planetary Illuminations for April 2014

Planetary Illuminations for
April 2014
Dear friends,I apologize for the lack of a March report – I had some kind of laryngitis of the soul. You canread more about that here if you’re interested. Not only did I lose my writing voice, but it was difficult for me to do readings so I took a bit of a hiatus in March.

The good news is, my voice has come back in time to report on the big planetary news for April and I am doing readings again. There is a lot of energy for continued change right now, and I’ve tried to give you as much detail as possible to help you utilize these powerful energies without becoming completely overwhelmed with details and data.

Now on to the Planetary Illuminations report:

The complete article can be found on my website here. This email contains an abridged simplification that is easier to understand and read, but you will find the complete details, along with the list of planetary events for the month, in the online version.

Usual housekeeping stuff:

If you are new to astrology, you might want to start here for basic explanations of the concepts we’ll be discussing here. Please feel free to forward this article to anyone who might be interested. If this article has been forwarded to you, please visit my website to sign up for your own subscription! You can unsubscribe any time by following the instructions at the bottom of this email. You can “like” my Facebook page and stay up to date with all of the latest planetary happenings and new blog posts.

And, of course, if you would like to schedule a personal consultation please email me directly or visit my website for more information about readings.

Summary for April 2014

MAJOR EVENTS

Unlike recent months which have been full of minor planetary aspects that move quickly and don’t create lasting impressions, April’s big news is the Cardinal Grand Cross which will be building throughout the month but will peak in the middle of the month beginning with the lunar eclipse on April 15th and continuing through the following week.

A Grand Cross occurs when four or more planets are locked in a square formation. The Cross includes two pairs of oppositions (planets that are 180 degrees apart). Squares and crosses are powerful patterns that can create conflict or generate a crisis that requires resolution and eventually, transformation. These are intense planetary systems that generate change in our lives throughout the month of April, but expecially between mid-April and the end of the month.

This energizes a push to awaken from the struggle of the past few years. The pressure for change is powerful and many of us have resisted the call to surrender the shackles that hold us to the earth and let go to a new energy that is breaking down the old ways so that something totally and radically new can replace it.
Planetary cycles are opportunities for transformation. It is the resistance to transformation that creates difficulties in our lives. During this month of intense planetary energy, find time and space in your lives to be aware and awake. Look at the problems you are facing with new eyes. Open your mind to the possibility of new solutions that can change your world forever. And most importantly: surrender your idea of What Should Be. Generally, we are the co-creators of our lives. In April 2014, we are being shaped and molded by Universal Wisdom.

for more details, see this article at Astrological Musings about the Aries New Moon that triggered these events.

APRIL DETAILS

April begins on the heels of a New Moon in Aries that initiated the stirrings of the powerful forces that will be erupting in April. Between the 1st and the 3rd the Sun illuminates the growing tension and shines its light on areas of our lives that require adjustment so that growth and change can take place. A harmonious Mercury aspect will aid us in understanding the underlying energies and helping us to create structures that support and aid us in the transformative process.

Venus enters Pisces on the 5th, and for a few weeks we will be drawn towards the mystical – creativity blossoms now and the desire for spiritual connection is strengthened. Under this influence our relationships can become magical – or deluded. This mystical force can help us to move more easily through the planetary energies if we keep our eyes open and don’t succumb to the power of illusion.

Mercury enters Aries on the 7th and begins to align with the other planets in the Grand Cross. The self-preservation of Aries conflicts somewhat with the transcendent urge of the Pisces Venus, but we can merge these two dynamics consciously by holding the sense of self (Aries) as we allow ourselves to surrender to flow (Pisces).

On the 8th we feel more energized, but this could also bring up conflict that requires resolution for a day or so. On the 11th a Neptune aspect calms the nerves and enhances creativity and feelings of romantic and universal love but may also blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

By the 14th and 15th the Grand Cross is in full swing. Pluto is stationary as it turns retrograde on the 14th, and it is more powerful than ever at this time so our thoughts and communication with others will be intensified. Pluto tends to expose secrets and unearth emotions that have been submerged and there can be an explosion of compulsive and obsessive traits under this influence.

These qualities are a part of the Full Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra on April 15th Eclipses have long been tied to events that are important and which can change our very destiny. This eclipse offers an opportunity to find balance between our desire for harmony and peace with our need to assert ourselves and find our own way. It’s time now to forge a new direction and open up to new ways to integrate the forces that may appear to be pulling us apart.

This Full Moon eclipse is not all conflict – positive and harmonious aspects expand our ability to find healing in the midst of stress, open our hearts and facilitate optimism), and enhances our connection to our spiritual source.

The intense light and awakening energies of the Full Moon continue for several days, culminating on the 20th and 21st of April. Where the eclipse on the 15th will expose the cracks in the veneer of our consciousness and our day to day lives, the Grand Cross will bring about a peak experience of transformation and change. Doors of consciousness will open and soul memories will make themselves known. This can be somewhat frightening as we feel the ground beneath us open up, but if we can find a way to let go into conscious awareness and mindfulness we will find the pathway that will lead us to our highest aspirations.

**The addition of Mars to the planetary mix which peaks on April 22-23 will simply continue to energize the energies, making them nearly impossible to manage. Surrender and moving THROUGH rather than fighting against or attempting to move around will be the key to using this time wisely. These challenging planetary interactions can signify a time of danger and increased conflict, so please be careful to avoid inflammable personal situations if at all possible, and use care when traveling, especially from the middle of April through the end of the month. **

After the 25th our thinking and communication will be more grounded and we will begin to feel more stabilized. The 26th and 27th are marvelous days for creativity and clarity of expression. The Taurus New Moon on the 29th will continue to stabilize us and help us to find a grounded sense of peace after the storm of the previous planetary energies.

The Grand Cross is still in effect then so transformation continues, but because we will be feeling more grounded at that time the integration may come more easily. However, Taurus is a fixed sign and if we become too fixed in our views and unable to embrace the necessary adjustments, we may find ourselves facing more challenges.

The intensity of April’s planetary alignments contains real gifts if we look for them amidst the chaos. In any case, resistance is futile so we may as well adapt and go willingly into the crucible of transformation!
As always, if you have questions about this information or would like to schedule a consultation to discover how your own chart is affected, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Peace and best wishes,

Lynn Hayes
www.astrodynamics.net