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© 3/20/2011 Kachina Houska in2themystics.com

The Sun enters Aries on March 20th, 2011 @ 7:21 pm EST, announcing the Vernal-Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere and ushering in the astrological New Year. This day is celebrated as the Return of Light for the vernal equinox marks the point where the days and nights are of equal length, with the days continuing to build in duration and the nights shortening their span, until the time of the Summer Solstice in June. It is during the vernal equinox that we seed our intentions for the following year and the energies presenting at the point of the Sun’s annual ingress of Aries lends a snapshot look of the trends and tones for the subsequent 3 month period leading to the Summer Solstice.

The Vernal Equinox of 2011’s stand-out feature is the occupation of the Aries Point by both the Sun and Uranus. Uranus transits Aries every 84 years and while some of the previous cycles within the past few hundred years have found Uranus conjunct the Vernal Equinox Sun at Aries Point within a few degree’s, this is the first Vernal Equinox to occur since the year 1425 that both the Sun and Uranus are exactly on the Aries Point together. What an amazing treat to be gifted with this year as the Sun, our Life Force and conscious Self, blends with Uranus, the initiator of Awakenings! Continue Reading »

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© 3-19-2011 Kachina Houska in2themystics.com

On March 19th, 2011  our Virgo Full Moon occurs @ 28°48′ Virgo/Pisces at 2:11 pm EST proceeded by the Vernal Equinox on March 20th at 7:20 pm EST. The Virgo Full Moon brings to culmination that which began during the previous Pisces New Moon.

This post delineates the Full Moon and will be followed upon my Equinox interpretation (hopefully before the event)!

A service-related axis, Virgo-Pisces represents the balance of preforming practical, everyday services and routines while maintaining one’s ethos in relation to the service of a Higher vision, law and/or common good, and vice versa. Within this axis we seek to ground higher ideals into practical forms while being cognizant that our practical forms embody and promote a Higher Vision.

Virgo-Pisces is also representative of our relationship to healing. Healing within Pisces is attained through forms of surrender, compassionate expressions and the recognition of the greater connectivity of all life with these attributes being best fostered via practices that promote objectivity and a philosophy that stretches beyond the confines of the material world. Within Pisces we nurture that which is beyond the limitations of the physical world. Within Virgo healing is attained via the practice of daily routines that strengthen and promote the well-being of the physical body and mind and these regimens are generally approached in a more subjective manner and developed through analytic applications. Virgo sustains by developing forms and techniques through recognition and respect of the limitations of physicality. Continue Reading »

© 3/11/2011 by Kachina Houska @ in2themystics.com

On March 11th, 2011 Uranus reentered Aries, reawakening the potentials first glimpsed when Uranus briefly occupied the Aries Point (1°) during June, July and the first half of August 2010. Until March of 2019, Aries and Uranus will be working hand-in-hand to revolutionize our lives through awakening within the individual their personal capacity for ingenuity and creative uniqueness. During this period we will be encouraged to develop these qualities into forms that allow for a greater self-sufficiency hence providing us with a greater sense of our Individual Self and imbuing a healthy measure of self-empowerment within those that navigate this period responsibly.

With Uranus’s reentry into Aries we begin our approach to the square meets of revolutionary Uranus and evolutionary Pluto. Following is the timetable for the exact squares of Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn:

2012: Last week of June (9°) and last week of August (8°)

2013: 3rd week of May (12°) and 1st week of November (10°)

2014: Last week of April (14°) and 3rd week of December (13°)

2015: 3rd week of March (16°)

Though the first exact square of Uranus and Pluto is not due until June 2012, these two titans of reformation will be within a 2 degree orb by the upcoming Summer Solstice, remaining in tight orb throughout the summer months and into September. This summer will be the second season that both Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn participate in our Cardinal T-square and Crosses of 2011 which will be in full swing as the  inner planets transit early Cancer and Libra. The series of 2011 Squares/Crosses begin in mid-June with Mercury’s ingress of Cancer and culminate with Mercury’s ingress of Libra the last week of September. ***Note that Mars will participate in the 2011 configurations when he transits Cancer in early August yet shall not transit Libra until later in 2012. Continue Reading »

The New Moon at 13°56 Pisces occurs on March 4th, 2011 @ 3:46 pm EST and is positioned within the midst of an 8-body cluster, including the co-rulers of this lunation, Jupiter and Neptune.

Pisces, as the Ocean of Pure Potential, is the space traveled in which we let go of/surrender/dissolve that which is no longer productive, purposeful and/or viable before the transition into Aries, the space of birthing anew. For those that embrace the philosophy that energy exists within a continual state of transformation yet can never truly be annihilated, and that all forms are of an energetic structure, then  Pisces can be seen as serving the function of divesting us of patterns and forms that have reached the end of their usefulness so that we are optimally prepared to embrace new life, and life anew!, upon our entry into Aries.

When Pisces is emphasized in the nativity, or by transit, this energy is well-suited for service-related endeavors that foster a broader awareness of our Greater Existence for it is within this space that one can move with relative ease beyond the narrower confines of 3D constructs and beliefs. Continue Reading »

The New Moon @ 13°54 Aquarius occurs on February 2nd, 2011 @ 9:31 pm EST, Feb. 3rd 2:31 am UT.

Independent, visionary and ingenious, Aquarius is co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus and when well functioning is capable of bringing into today’s reality forms that offer a bridge to the future. Though the co-rulers of this sign may seem odd bed-fellows, Saturn provides the perseverance and grounding energy that is necessary to implement into a material world structure the cutting edge insights of Uranus. As the natural 11h sign of the Zodiac, Aquarius also serves the function of aligning like-purposed individuals in order to advance societal development through their collaborated endeavors. Continue Reading »

The Full Moon @ 29°27 Cancer/Capricorn occurs on January 19th, 2011 at 4:22 pm EST.

A note of interest is that we find the Moon degree of this Full Moon to be the exact-to the-minute degree (29 CAN 27) of the Total Solar Eclipse of July 21st-22nd,  2009. The duration of effect of the July 2009 Solar Eclipse extends through 2012 so it is likely that events stimulated by the July ’09 event will find resonance within this current Full Moon.

This current Cancer lunation is the 4th in a series of 5 consecutive Full Moons that occur on the last degree of their respective signs. A degree of transition, the 29th degree represents the end of the matter in relation to the concerns of said sign and when we arrive at this point it is a time of culminating the wisdom and beneficial works from said sign while eliminating anything that is non-beneficial and cannot be carried forward into the next sign for further development. There are often last minute efforts to bring to culmination matters of said sign and leaps of faith are on occasion taken when one feels a situation is just under the closing bell.

Due to it’s transitional nature this last degree can also be a space of oscillation for when a planet resides in this degree there is a revolving door effect. Gravitating between spaces and feeling as if one is neither able to go back nor forward this oscillation dynamic can be quite stressful if one attempts to find a solution or take an action based upon either/or perceptions. To bridge this transitional space as seamlessly as is possible elimination of either/or thinking, and often the  Surrender to a “Higher Power/Wisdom”,  becomes necessary. Continue Reading »

Toni Frissel's "Lady in the Water"

The New Moon at 13°40′ Scorpio occurs on November 6th, 2010 @ 12:52 am EDT and 4:52 am UT.

This lunation brings the opportunity to begin something anew, or redirect our course, in a manner that allows for Scorpio related themes to operate in the highest form in our lives. Scorpio, a fixed water sign, is the space of regeneration(healing) through elimination. As the eighth sign of the zodiac, Scorpio concerns revolve around shared energy/resources, legacies, sex, intimacy, transformations, death and rebirth. Scorpio is a piercing energy that seeks to go directly to the root of any situation/issue and has little tolerance for half-truths or mind-games.

Healing that takes place within the realm of Scorpio has a deeply invasive quality and is a no-stone left unturned procedure. What lies hidden and rejected, emotional and/or psychological, must be brought to awareness to satisfy Scorpio’s need to purify the organism(individual, familial or societal) through the penetration of the psyche. Continue Reading »