Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Key word is astronomical information not astrological information! What is the difference? the astronomers measure the exact mathematical location of the planets, stars, and constellations. Astrologers interpret the heavens as they relate to human experience.
In short. Your astrological sign has not changed. It is true that the precession of the equinoxes have created a different alingment between constellations and calendars. If this is making your eyes glaze over and provoking existential.....or astrological dread, please relax.
The interest in this news clicp is fascinating to me and thrilling because it means that people want to look at the big picture and feel comfort in their astrological sign. As we all should. Each person's chart has 10 placements: the position of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Your character and fate, is composed of all these signs. The so called 13th sign, or new sign Ophiuchus is not an astrology sign in the way astrologers currently look at the zodiac. With systems that consider the lunar calendar, which has 13 months, there may be room for Ophiuchus in a lunar based astrology. That is not the system that I use nor is it used by most Western Astrologers. I do not foresee that we are going to see lots of key chains, T-shirts, and greeting cards featuring Ophichus.
The important question is what does all this mean? Simply put: our consciousness is expanding and our knowledge is accelerating. We must hold to the wisdom in ancient thinking while making room for the new.
Not to worry. We each are still born under the sign that we know and love.
I was on television today, January 14th, briefly stating this very fact. I will post the link on my twitter when it is up on the site.
Till then, Enjoy your Sign.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Thoughts on Getting The Most Out of A Consultation
I have been doing astrology readings for more than 20 years and I have heard a lot of stories. I think I am privileged to know so many stories and experience the different ways that people handle life. When people turn to the occult, (tarot card readers, astrologers, channelers, or other intuitive practitioners) they are usually in a vulnerable mood. The traditional avenues of knowledge: priests, doctors, psychologists, teachers, parents, or friends, do not seem to speak to their exact problem or quest. This searching is a very good place to begin self knowledge. For self knowledge a person has to be open to influences from the physical, mental, as well as spiritual world. This feeling of being open will help a good practitioner be effective because he or she can influence a person on a deeper level than is standard. Occult practitioners can often get to the root of problems, and relieve the energy or imbalance that is causing them. An astrologer is not necessarily a healer but by studying a person’s chart and helping a person see the meaning behind current difficulties, self knowledge begins. We usually feel better when we know what is happening and why.
Too often, however, I feel that people abandon their common sense and sense of responsibility. They feel that an astrologer has a magic wand and will give them the green light for good luck, or winning the lottery, or finding the man or woman of their dreams. There is a saying in astrology that character is destiny. The same idea was expressed by the ancient Greeks: Know Thyself. When a person is in tune with his/her soul map, (another word for an astrology chart), or sense of purpose and character, then the occult arts can be valuable sources of information. Sometimes people are just beginning to know about their needs, desires, and purpose. In that case practitioners can help point the way. But in all readings a person must take personal responsibility. You must realize that if the planets indicate a lucky win and you have a tendency to gamble or dissipate yourself, the lucky winning is not going to amount to much.
Romantic relationships are a big part of my work. Will he call? Does she love me? Should I divorce? These questions are important but even more important are the reasons: foolish, wise, mundane, and or karmic that you hooked up together. Sometimes, people have relationships that are not easy because they have unfinished business with a person. In that case, your job is to transform the energy between you so that you do not keep repeating a pattern. No matter what the dynamics are, you are the keeper of your flame and happiness.
Consult occult practitioners for their wisdom and experience, rather than to avoid an unpleasant situation or to reinforce a fantasy. And lastly, you pay a practitioner to represent to you the most positive outcomes possible. Fate is an elastic concept and anyone who reads a chart, or cards, or channels and comes up with a totally dire, negative reading is not a practitioner who is adding to the light. Avoid these people.
If you have any questions about this blog or my tweets, I will be happy to hear from you.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
When I say this to people they feel they have been singled out for doom. I have noticed, after being an astrologer for more than 20 years, that the stars are equal opportunity. Each sign, each chart, each person has their turn at easy times and tough times. Don't feel cursed. If someone is skating through this time period, they will have challenges ahead. And if you are struggling, the tides will change and life will calm down.
Basically, we are experienceing transits (the relationships between planets) that are helping the entire planet evolve. That is the big picture. We can no longer cling to an outmoded way of conducting our lives. New structures, new business practices, and new governments must emerge. But the old style has a powerful grip. We like consistency and we like familiarity. If every person could take a few moments, breathe, feel centered, and affirm CHANGE, I think we each could start to move with the tide instead of struggling against it.
The practice of centering yourself can been looking at a flower, exhaling, humming a tune, or just feeling satisfied. Encouraging these moments give us all islands of pleasure (and sanity) in a fast paced, confusing world. Cherish small moments and larger ideas will come.
Back to the stars: this particular stress pattern is moving out. Mercury will straighten out on May 11th, and the new moon on May 13th, begins a new cycle of energy.
Things are evolving....after all, we are creating civilization.
Friday, April 23, 2010
You may say but I read my horoscope every day and it is only occasionallyright or interesting. The horoscopes in the newspapers are only part of the picture. In addition to the Sun sign (usually known as your sign) each person has the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto which may be in different astrological signs. The position of the Sun is important but it isn't the whole story. When you go to an astrologer he or she will show you how all the planets are working together or hindering each other. And then how your chart is influenced by the current motion of the planets in the heavens. The best use of astrology is to show you how you can move with the planets' tides and maximize the positive placements in your chart.
I love people who say "I don't believe in astrology." I say, "don't believe in it, just watch it work." For people who are going through major ups and downs a chart can tell you when things will smooth out. Also, if you meet a new person and want to get the inside story on him or her, comparing astrological charts will show you what to expect from that person and relationship. Health issues are another area where astrology can be useful. And astrology can give you some interpretations of your life's purpose what gives you the greatest joy.
I have been an astrologer for more than 20 years. I am not always right but with the stars guiding me I can offer you a clear pictureof all the facets of your personality and what life may offer you. Do visit my website www.constancestellas.com or write me, firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/stellastarguide
I am glad to share my love of the stars.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
People sometimes ask if everything in a person's chart is fated. And then the next question is, what about Free Will? I think that some things in life have a feeling that they are meant to be. But sometimes, we don't listen to those feelings, or sometimes we choose to go in a different direction. So, free will comes into play. Sometimes, we are lazy and say something was "meant to be" because we don't want to do something, or exercise self discipline. That third Margarita is usually not meant to be, but we say it is because we want to justify our actions.
Each person interprets and fashions their life by choosing actions. Your astrology chart illuminates the parameters of your life. And fate? Fate is elastic.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Does this mean we should all quake in our shoes and curse the stars? NO. It means to keep flexible, observe yourself and others' behaviour and find something that you enjoy. Ice cream counts.
Specifically, yesterday Saturn went retrograde and on Tuesday Pluto went retrograde. All the planets (not the Sun and Moon) move retrograde during the year. This means that from the earth the planets' orbit appears to move backwards. In our daily lives it often means that we have to look at how we expend our power and organize our lives.
I will update this blog and you can also follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/stellastarguide
Look forward to speaking with you on The Broads, XmSirius 102, this Friday, April 9