Eleanor Kibrick – Astrologer

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New Moon in Virgo, August 25, 2014, 10:13 am EDT

At NEW MOON, a new cycle begins and sets the tone for the lunar month. Virgo is the sign of healing, mental discernment and practical action. When the Sun and Moon are in Virgo – it’s an opportune time to take steps to improve our health – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Cleaning up our diet is a good first step – reducing (not cutting out completely) our intakes of excess sugar, salt and fat will help generate more physical energy and mental clarity.

Mercury, Planet of communication is the ruler of Virgo. Virgo’s strength is expressed by creating order out of chaos – for example – setting up new information systems, cleaning out cupboards, shelves, closets. It’s important to set priorities on how to use our time. Sometimes we can get caught up in taking care of details and neglect more important or urgent matters. Keeping a broader perspective is important – and helps us stay in balance.

New Moons occurs when the Sun and Moon are at the same degree in the same Sign. This Sun/Moon combination in Virgo is occurring opposite Neptune which is traveling through Pisces. Neptune is the Planet of visioning, dreaming, idealizing – and on a practical level – can bring illusion and delusion into a situation. This opposition can bring confusion – about what we perceive (or miss-perceive) about what is happening with our partners, families, communities and the world.

What steps can we take to stay grounded? This is where self-care comes in. By monitoring our energy, getting enough rest, eating simply and taking time to be present to ourselves and remembering to breath – we can relax our over-active mental activity and ground our energy. Mercury rules the lungs – and reminds us that we need plenty of oxygen to support our mental, physical and emotional needs. When I’ve taken the time to stop and observe my breathing, I’ve noticed that when I’ve been too distracted, I’ve had a pattern of holding my breath. Noticing this and breathing more consciously – I’ve generated much more energy.

Meanwhile Saturn and Mars are at the same degree of Scorpio and will start separating on Wednesday. This energy began to build a week ago. These effects will dissipate by the end of this month. This conjuction can be very frustrating – we can feel like we’re moving through glue! Saturn says stop and have patience. Mars wants to take action and has very little patience. Mars also brings courage and the ability to take initiative. Saturn brings wisdom and a sense of responsibility. Acting consciously – using the best of both planetary energies – can be very productive for moving plans and projects forward.

At the same time – with both Planets in Scorpio – this combination can bring up old (or current) emotional issues. Scorpio is introspective and tends to suppress feelings and keep things private. The challenge here is to allow emotions to bubble up and be acknowledged. Sharing this experience with a trusted partner, friend, family member – can help clarify what’s going on. Accepting and forgiving ourselves and others will ease the inner turmoil.

During this New Moon, on the 25th, Venus in Leo will be making a stressful angle to the Mars/Saturn combination. Relationships can feel tense. It’s a very short transit and will ease up by the 27th.

In Summary: It’s important to take good care of ourselves right now – and handle the stressful energies with awareness and compassion – for ourselves and others. We’re in times of upheaval and the way to navigate through is to stay grounded, alert and be a calming presence – creating waves of peace that will ripple out and make a difference – whether we know it or not.

The POWER and VALUE of ASTROLOGY
Understanding our birth charts helps 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 planetary cycle and how are we affected? Deeper self-knowledge is vital for developing acceptance and compassion for ourselves and others. Astrology helps us remember that the challenges we face are cyclical. Our birth charts highlight opportunities where we can learn and grow.

Eleanor

Free Mini-Readings – Cosmic Know-How, Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Program 15: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – 2:30 pm EDT (11:30 am PDT and 1:30 pm CDT).

This Week’s Topic: Program 15: Jupiter and Saturn – Part II: Keeping balance between expansiveness and focused action.

Please e-mail me your date of birth. I’ll look at the Astrological signs for Jupiter and Saturn on the day you were born. We’ll see how these Planets may currently be affecting your birth planets.

I’ll then do a mini-reading for you on the air. You can also call in live or email your questions during the program (see below).

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I look forward to hearing from you!

Eleanor

Full Moon in Aquarius – August 10, 2014 1:09 pm EDT

Super Full MOON in Aquarius – August 10, 2014, 1:09 pm EDT [Check out the 3 minute video on Super Moons at this NASA site.]

August’s SUPER Full Moon orbits closest to the Earth (perigree) and is BIG and Bright. Its energies pull on the tides and on our emotions and can have powerful effects on us.

During each Full Moon, the Sun is exactly opposite the Moon. With Leo Sun opposing the Aquarian Moon, there can be tensions between coming from the heart and coming from the head; concern with the individual rather than the collective; concern with having fun rather than being serious.

Aquarius is an air sign emphasizing ideas, imagination and visioning. Leo is a fire sign ruling the heart – emphasizing self-expression, and a desire to lead – sometimes coming from an inflated go. Leos can also be generous and playful. Aquarians travel in mental spaces – idealizing what is possible for us to create for a better world and many times not concerned enough with the individual right in front of them!

Obviously we all have hearts and minds and this is a reminder to pay attention to both. It’s important to balance our own needs with the needs of others and to use Leo’s passion to further our Aquarian ideals for a better world.

Saturn: During this Full Moon – Saturn will be making angles of tension (squares) with both the Aquarian Moon and Leo Sun. Saturn is our great teacher – requiring, for example, that Aquarian dreams be realized by practical down-to–earth plans and actions. Saturn can deflate egos and bring a touch of genuine humility to Leos’ need for admiration – reminding them to generously share their light with others and leave room for others to shine, too!

Saturn’s squares to Sun and Moon can bring up areas of fear and insecurities: Am I loveable? Am I smart enough? Can I succeed? Are my dreams realistic?

It’s important to take advantage of this cycle and stay open. Saturn reminds us to be real and grounded and appreciate where we are and who we are. We’re reminded to be grateful – gratitude is the great healer. Questions arise – to be replaced with larger questions – as we integrate what we’re learning.

Mercury: Meanwhile Mercury joins the Sun in Leo and the pair make a positive, stimulating angle with Uranus in fiery Aries. Ingenuity, breakthroughs, clarity – all are present. This is a very exciting time to expand our consciousness and come up with new solutions to previously unsolvable challenges. Mercury will continue moving through Leo until August 16th when it enters Virgo. Dealing with nitty gritty details is the hallmark of Mercury in Virgo and much can be accomplished with clarifying agreements, for example.

We’re in the energy field of the biggest and brightest Full Moon of this year. Make sure to go out tonight and enjoy the awesome sight. There will also be perseid meteor showers that will peak near the Full Moon! Let’s celebrate our many blessings and find ways to give back to those near and far.

The POWER and VALUE of ASTROLOGY
Understanding our birth charts helps 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 planetary cycle and how are we affected? Deeper self-knowledge is vital for developing acceptance and compassion for ourselves and others. Astrology helps us remember that the challenges we face are cyclical. Our birth charts highlight opportunities where we can learn and grow.

Eleanor

Astrology readings are done in person or by phone. They take about an hour and a half and are digitally recorded. You’ll receive your hand-drawn chart, and the recorded cd(s) of your reading. For out-of-town clients, the reading package is mailed. Payments can be made using PayPal.

Cosmic Know-How: Astrology for Everyone with Eleanor Kibrick Program 14

Jupiter and Saturn Part I: Keeping balance between “optimism” and “realism”.

This program was recorded August 6, 2014 – I hope you enjoy it and appreciate any feedback.

Cosmic Know-How will next be heard live on August 20, 2014 – 2:30 EST (11:30 am PST and 1:30 pm CST).

Each program will be archived here within 1-2 days after the live broadcast.

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

Eleanor