Seven Planets Align in Morning Sky

Seven planets are lined up and possible to see in the east the next few mornings right before dawn. Astrologers call the Moon a planet since it does “wander,” which is the Greek meaning of the word “planet. ” Six of these planets are in Aries – Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus, and one in Pisces -Neptune.  I’ve written about all these planets in Aries already, which you can check out HERE. Examples of the chaotic action described by six planets in Aries (and one of them the lightening bolt energy of Uranus) can be seen in the destructive tornados that happened this week in the southeast, and the earthquake and tsunami  in Japan. I for one, will be glad when the fiery yang energy of Aries gets balanced by some watery and earthy  yin energy. Currently, Neptune in Pisces and Sun in Taurus provide some balance, but not enough to equal 6 planets in hard charging Aries.

All you fiery people – ones with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius in your charts – are probably jumping out of your skin right now. Remember to breathe, don’t react too quickly to perceived insults, and get out in nature to stay grounded. Use this fast paced energy to get some thing done that requires a lot of active effort. Build a house, or something! Life will begin to become more solid when Mars enters Taurus on May 12, followed by Mercury on May 15. Once Jupiter moves into Taurus on June 4th everything should definitely calm back down.

How to see six planets at one time

Following is an excerpt from an article by Starry Night Education that describes how best to locate these planets. For the last two months, almost all the planets have been hiding behind the sun, but this week they all emerge and are arrayed in a grand line above the rising sun. Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are visible, and you can add Uranus and Neptune to your count if you have binoculars or a small telescope. This sky map of the six planets show they should appear at dawn to observers with clear weather and an unobstructed view. If you go out any morning for the next four days, you’ll be treated to a view of the crescent moon and all but one of the naked eye planets. Because the moon moves rapidly from one morning to the next, it will only be part of the lineup for the next four mornings, but the four naked-eye planets will be there for the next few weeks. Venus is, as always, the brightest and most visible of the planets, and it can be your guide to spotting the others. About half way between Venus and the rising sun is Jupiter, the second brightest planet. Mars will be a tiny speck just above Jupiter, and Mercury another tiny speck about half way between Jupiter and Venus. Uranus is slightly more than one binocular field above and to the right of Venus, and Neptune is much farther to the right, about 40 degrees away in Aquarius. The Moon will be just above Venus on Saturday morning, and just above Jupiter and Mars on Sunday morning.

Sun enters Taurus

by Eric Williams

April 20, 2011  Today the Sun, and all the rest of us, can take a deep breath and relax into the sign of Taurus. Taurus is an earth sign, symbolized by the rock solid bull.  It has been a crazy time with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus in Aries, a fire sign. And now we have  Venus entering Aries, just to add to the excitement.  To read my post on the Aries riot, click here.

We all need to slow down and connect to the earth, get grounded. It is very easy to go too fast and get burned out. Fortunately we have the reminder of how important  earth energy is to soothing our nerves in the upcoming, Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd. It is essential in our fast paced world to get some real honest to goodness downtime. I find that just sitting outside and listening to the wind, and birds, and watching the changing seasons really centers and grounds me. Some people love to cook, or knit, or work with wood. Anything to slow down our synapses so we don’t overload our circuits.

Find some good Earth Day events near to you, and take the day off from electronics. One whole day with no cell phone, twitter, facebook, email, or internet. Wow, amazing thought.

Neptune enters Pisces

April 4, 2011. Welcome Neptune! This morning the planet Neptune moved into the zodiac sign of Pisces. I breathe a deep sigh of relief as Neptune leaves the intellectual and impersonal sign of Aquarius, and moves into the intuitive and mystical sign of Pisces, where it belongs. I’ve been contemplating what Neptune in Pisces can mean for me personally, my clients, and for the world.  Though Neptune will be in Pisces until 2026 (about 15 years) it is right now just making a courtesy call, a quick visit till early August to let us know that it will be back for good starting February 2012.

As a Pisces Sun, with Mercury, Jupiter and the North Node in Pisces,  I have a special connection to Neptune, which is the ruling planet of Pisces. To me it feel like coming home, or a visit from a very old and wise teacher, an honored guest. In keeping with this feeling I set up an altar not only to honor Neptune, but also to set my intention of what I wanted Neptune to represent for me. I’ve posted a picture of my altar here. I will be sharing more what I sense about Neptune in upcoming posts, but for now, I’ll wanted to share my altar with you.

Neptune represents the mystical and spiritual aspects of life and is associated with unity consciousness, the belief that we are all connected at some deep level. Like the ocean, Neptune links us all together and is the source from which we came. I think that Neptune represents a cool drink of water to balance the fiery nature of Uranus in Aries. The problems in our world right now need the qualities that Neptune can bring. We need to have compassion, understanding, love, hope, spiritual awakenings, and the firm knowledge that we are held safely in the arms of spirit. My altar represents my hopes for the changes that Neptune can bring and got me in touch with the depth of my spiritual longings. May the oneness begin….

Ask and you shall recieve, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be open.

Well I ask, I seek, I knock, knowing I will find.

And I ask that my body and my mind,

Be open to receive the energy You’re sending me

And that I have the will and wisdom to use it properly.

Knock and you shall receive…

New Moon riot in Aries

New Moon in Aries Sunday April 3rd at 10:32 am eastern time.

It’s a cosmic free for all, and all the planets are invited! New Moons usually are subtle events, with nary a sliver of the Moon visible in the sky since the Moon is so closely bound to the much brighter Sun.  New Moons are more like a whisper than a bang. But not this time.

This time it’s more like a gathering of a band of thieves. Not only are the Sun and Moon in Aries, but we have the addition of Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus. Venus is near by in Pisces, and I think she must be tending bar. This leaves the heavy weights Saturn and Pluto to try to keep a handle on crowd control. If anyone could keep 6 planets in Aries into line it would be the authoritarian Saturn and head of the underworld, Pluto. But trying to hold in the freedom loving, adventuresome, risky, explosive, creative, and unpredictable energy of this Aries group would be hard for anyone to handle.

This is not the weekend to go out of town and trust your kids will not have a party while you are gone. Maybe you should add speed dial to the local police station. And this is not the time to explore the seedy part of town, or engage in anything risky, like drink and drive. You may be tempted to throw caution to the wind, but take a deep breath, slow down, and direct your energy toward something you can keep a handle on. Don’t do things that can spin out of control. This is a great weekend for getting outside and burning off some steam with biking or running. Go out to listen to music and dance like a mad man. Pull out those art supplies that are gathering dust and make a huge mess. This can be an amazingly creative time, fueled with new ideas and inspiration.

Of course we can expand our thoughts of barely controlled chaos much further a field, and focus in on the revolutions in the Middle East, especially the increasingly tense situation in Libya.   And the Uranian problems with the nuclear power reactors in Japan are not over yet. Radiation is leaking into the ocean, and no one is sure why or how to fix it.

This wild and crazy period will slow down Monday night when the Moon moves into the more stable sign of Taurus, and Neptune will provide a softening antidote in the sign of Pisces. I’ll write more about Neptune’s entrance into Pisces soon. But for now, send loving and peaceful energy into the world to create a counterpoint to the hot-headed ego-driven insanity of an Arian free for all. Fire is a good thing, but not when it burns out of control.