Mars is red and signifies bloodshed and violence; Saturn is the last planet visible to the naked eye and signifies boundaries. Join Mel for a presentation exploring why astronomy and astrology really aren’t so very different.
Mel went back on Nightbird Radio to talk about the autumn 2022 eclipses, as well as eclipse mythology, remediation, geopolitcs and people born on eclipses. We also explore some preliminary thoughts on the astrology of 2023.
There are a few useful astrological remediation techniques to mitigate the negative effects of solar and lunar eclipses, including hiding from eclipse light, cleansing, prayer and fasting.
October 2022’s Full Moon gives a small beneficial window of opportunity where justice, truth and harmony may step to the forefront. There may be some harsh words, hopefully tempered into lively debates and productive discussions that move us all forward, together.
Canada’s 2022 Libra ingress astrology chart suggests that there could be some surprising or revelatory news this fall, either delivered by the Prime Minister or about him (or both). Power struggles and deep transformations are on full display. Expect major shake-ups impacting Canada’s identity and foreign relations. There could be major developments related to lawsuits and court challenges, and the people are seeking escape and reprieve.
September’s Full Moon promises a dreamy reprieve from the heavy, Saturnian lunation last month. It’s not the best time to charge forward on a new project per se, though it’s a great time for brainstorming and theoretical, blue-sky conversations about your goals and things currently underway. If you feel an urgency to do something, let yourself focus on the big picture stuff rather than trying to figure out all the details and specifics.
Balsamic derives from the word balsam, which is used to describe various aromatic plants and resins commonly used for healing in herbal medicine and burning as incense. Even though it’s a mystery where Rudhyar got the idea to apply this term to the final Moon phase, he popularized its usage and this term continues to be widely used by astrologers today.