Eleanor Kibrick – Astrologer

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FULL MOON in ARIES – October 18, 2013

FULL MOON in ARIES – October 18, 2013

Tonight we have a Lunar Eclipse during this full Moon in Aries. Emotional intensity is high. Aries, the Ram, stimulates an inclination to be impatient, and rush ahead without forethought. On the positive side, Aries inspires courage to take the initiative and make significant changes in our personal, community and/or work lives. Since the Aries Moon joined Uranus yesterday (sudden changes and/or breakthroughs), and it is squaring Pluto (deep foundational issues), the tension is building. Everyone has been experiencing ups and down, feeling stuck, impatient, even belligerent. Uranus squaring Pluto is moving into an exact square on Nov 1. It’s vital to take time to breathe and slow down as everything feels like its speeding up.

SUN in LIBRA

During Full Moon in Aries the Sun is in the opposite sign, Libra. Libra emphasizes cooperation, partnerships and fairness – or can also be expressed by sitting on the fence and being indecisive. With this growing opposition until the exact full moon Oct 18, late tonight, choose to integrate the best of both worlds. Use your enthusiasm to inspire others. You may find yourself in a leadership role and able to encourage others to join you in building consensus. It’s also vital to be receptive and listen to what others have to say. You may be pleasantly surprised with the results!

MERCURY RETROGRADE – October 21 – November 10

Mercury is in Scorpio from October 1 – December 6, 2013. It goes retrograde on October 21 and turns direct on November 10. As with all retrograde cycles, back up your files, recheck travel plans and stay flexible.
Mercury in Scorpio deepens our capacity to turn inward, to do research in depth, to uncover root causes. When it goes retrograde it creates an internal environment that nurtures deep reflection. Additionally, be aware of the tendency to be self-critical and critical of others. In conversations – pause before retorting/reacting and saying something you may later regret. Allow yourself time to reflect. You may want to write in your journal or take time to just sit quietly. Here’s the link to the website, naturalawareness.net. It contains a wonderful list of guidelines (PDF) for sitting in awareness. http://naturalawareness.net/sitting-awareness.pdf. I’ve been finding it amazingly helpful.

MARS in VIRGO – October 16 – December 8, 2013

This is an excellent time to create new systems in office and home, to tend to details and to de-clutter. You’ll have the energy to take on projects that you may have been delaying – like pulling together the last 9 months of tax information, creating or completing reports and tidying up. Do your best to remember that you need to step back and get a bigger picture in order to set priorities. Working on one project to perfection may take more time than it needs, while other tasks go unattended.

URANUS square PLUTO

Uranus is squaring Pluto on and off until March 2015. This is a deeply transformative energy. It may feel chaotic as systems collapse. It also open the door to major transformations from revolution to evolution. For more information on this square, please see my last New Moon (in Libra) update.

To summarize: During these tumultuous times, it’s important to make time for quiet sitting. This will benefit you greatly – as you “catch up with yourself.” You’ll be wise to remember that you may be more sensitive and reactive right now. Kindness will go a long way in mellowing this energy. Compassion is vital for yourself and those with whom you interact.

The POWER and VALUE of ASTROLOGY

We all experience pleasant and difficult cycles in our lives. Astrology helps to clarify the nature of our struggles and the nature of our gifts . What are our strengths and where do we get stuck? What are the timings for each cycle? Deeper self-knowledge is vital for developing compassionate understanding of ourselves and others. Astrology helps us remember that the challenges we face are cyclical – and it highlights opportunities where we can learn and grow.

I look forward to hearing from you!

First time reading: $145
Updated reading: $135
Partnership reading $175
Children’s reading: $95

Please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions you may have and certainly you can share this email with others.

Keep looking up!!

Eleanor

NEW MOON in LIBRA – October 4, 2013

NEW MOON in LIBRA – October 4, 2013 – 8:30 pm EDT

Expect the unexpected. This New Moon and Sun in Libra, are configured stressfully with Pluto and Uranus. Order can turn into chaos, communications can be stalled, systems can break down. Witness the chaos in the US as an example.

Where Libra is usually associated with diplomacy, it’s entering a highly charged planetary mixture. Uranus in Aries is more concerned with the individual than the group – and Pluto in Capricorn highlights where structures are weak and may collapse.

What to do? How to be? Especially on the 4th and 5th – stay “cool” – remember to breathe and stay grounded. Know that Uranus is bringing in a breath of fresh air, breaking through and bringing light, calling for innovative solutions to pressing challenges.

URANUS square PLUTO

These two giants have been in conflict since July 2011 and will make their next exact square on Nov. 1. The tension is building. Uranus in Aries stimulates impatience, flammability, acting without concern for consequences, and interest in individuals not groups. Hello – US Congress! Uranus breaks down existing structures and also brings ingenuity and brilliance to stimulate new solutions to major issues.

Where in your life have you found yourself frustrated with doing things the same old way? Where are you unsatisfied by the same old answers? Pluto in Capricorn digs deeply into foundational issues – revealing weakness and frustration. Inside that discontent, the spark of Uranus can inspire change and quickly set you on a new path.

The last time Pluto and Uranus were in a stressful configuration was from 1965-67. People protested in the streets for civil rights and against the Viet Nam war. New music and art flourished. Remarkable things were accomplished. Imagine now, that the energy of breakdown and breakthrough – is 100 times stronger!

With our world-wide web – there’s less and less secrecy. We witness, first hand, breaking news from all over the world. We’re in the growing pains of becoming a Global community. Astrology offers a way to understand these dynamics – as part of a cycle of growth.

MERCURY in SCORPIO – September 30 – December 6, 2013

Mercury, Planet of communication and travel – will be in Scorpio for over two months. Mercury will go retrograde on October 21 and turn direct on November 10 as it completes its journey through Scorpio on December 6. Scorpio brings depth to this mercurial energy – it’s excellent for research and also for introspection. Especially during this retrograde period – use the opportunity to slow down and review matters that are important to you. Be patient when listening to others and not so concerned with the “bottom line.” Scorpio loves the bottom line! Resist interrupting and commit to listening deeply. It will be time well spent with friends and family.

To summarize: This lunar cycle begins with tumultuous energies – affecting the Moon and Sun – so the tendency can be to take things personally and get easily embroiled in having your buttons pushed. Its temporary. You’ll be wise to remember that you may be extra sensitive right now. Since we’re all in this together, kindness will go a long way. Compassion is vital – for ourselves, for those we love and for those we haven’t yet met.

The POWER and VALUE of ASTROLOGY

“The power of the natal chart comes from the richness of information that we can derive from it.” (Jeff Jawer). We all experience easy and difficult cycles in our lives. Astrology helps to clarify the nature of our struggles and our blessings. What are our strengths and where do we get stuck? What are the timings for each cycle? Deeper self-knowledge is vital for developing compassion for ourselves and others. Astrology helps us remember that whatever challenges we face are cyclical and it highlights opportunities where we can grow.

I look forward to hearing from you!

First time reading: $145
Updated reading: $135
Partnership reading $175
Children’s reading: $95

Please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions you may have and certainly you can share this email with others.

Keep looking up!!

Eleanor