Category Archives: Astrology

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Thanks so much for reading my blog! You keep me motivated to continue speaking my truth. My life has changed in many ways since starting in September 2014. This blog is a big part of that.

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~Athena

Goddess of Weaving
Crystal & Vibrational Healing
Weaving together loving & light for the best of the Universe and All involved!

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Re-energized and Moving Direct

These solstice energies are intense. Things are culminating. Blasts of energy are grounding through me. Energy buildups cause physical pain. Pain is a nuance. Mostly, I feel within the magnetics of the energy, its power.

On Christmas Day we have a Full Moon in Cancer. Thirty minutes or so before midnight MST, Uranus goes direct.

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Christmas Full Moon in Capricorn

In fact all the planets will finally be moving direct. This energy that has been building, needing to be grounded will find the route to be more free flowing. None too soon for my heart.

Uranus direct is concerning on a personal level. Uranus has been playing with my natal Jupiter in Aries since February 2014 and will continue until late 2016. This is all taking place in my tenth house.

Needless to say I am crawling out of my skin, feeling the electrified Uranian energy expand with Jupiter’s influence. I sent in my paperwork to legally start my own business. I’m so excited to do my own thing, how I want!

Uranus, re-energized and moving direct, is an awesome Christmas gift! Not to mention the Full Moon in Cancer.

Feel the power of this energy moving through your own heart, grounding freely. Open. Allow. Enjoy.

~Athena

Goddess of Weaving
Crystal & Vibrational Healing
Weaving together loving & light for the best of the Universe and All involved!

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A lot on my plate

It was cold this morning. The wind was blowing. Snow didn’t quite reach the valley, but blanketed the hills.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is 2 of Seas, Love from the Mythical Goddess Tarot by Sage Holloway with artwork from Katherine Skaggs.

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2 of Seas, Love

Two dolphins! I never thought of yin and yang as depicted in this card’s image. I want to go play in that pool a little closer to the waterfall. This card is the equivalent of the two of cups in traditional tarot. Typically depicted as two full and/or overflowing cups.

Holloway explains, “Two waterfalls flow into one, just as individuality forms the basis of true union.” It’s feeling a little Days of Our Lives here. Then she really kills it by eventually saying, “Open your heart fully to the relationship you deserve.”

Really? I guess. I have a lot on my plate right now. I’ll call you? Gotta run!

I liked the card more before I knew there were two waterfalls. My heart is open to a relationship, but it’s fully committed my children. My heart chakra is pretty open though, so who knows?

Note the astrological symbols in the card the plus person is Venus, while the sideways 69 is Cancer. Venus is the planet of love and Cancer is ruled by the Moon. The Moon rules emotion. Venus in Cancer is a happy time.

~Athena

Goddess of Weaving
Crystal & Vibrational Healing
Weaving together loving & light for the best of the Universe and All involved!

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Cardinal Cross

It felt like a cardinal cross evening.

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One hell of a day

Are you the least bit curious how this energy feels?

It brings up every insecurity I have experienced since 2008. And I nearly killed someone in a parking lot! Thankfully the support in my fourth through sixth house saved the day.

I will be so glad when this Pluto in the seventh house transit is over. Only a long time left to go!

~Athena

Goddess of Weaving
Crystal & Vibrational Healing
Weaving together loving & light for the best of the Universe and All involved!

This information is meant to circulate and may be freely disseminated, in whole or in part. Please credit: http://goddessofweaving.me

Copyright 2014-Now

Vehicles of Healing

I am on edge today. My life is great, so the combative energy I am feeling does not add up. I looked at the astrology. The current Mars in Libra transit is opposite my natal Mars in Aries. Finally, this angst makes sense. It’s all feeling similar to this time two years ago. Thank goodness the Universe has my back! The feeling may be similar, but my place is certainly better than I could have imagined back then.

My life has undergone radical change since July. We moved in September to a much easier home to live in. It seemed to happen quickly and easily. Before it could happen though, I had to dismantle my old belief systems and self-limitations. It was a painful process. The tarot cards I drew concerning our new home reassured me things would work out.

My new home has a dedicated space for crystal healing. The energy here is fantastic. My friends and family are amazed at how effective crystal healing can be. Crystals are awesome vehicles of healing.

I meditated with these crystals today, then decided to draw a tarot card. Today’s self-centered tarot card is Kuan Yin from the Mythical Goddess Tarot written by Sage Holloway with artwork by Katherine Skaggs.

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Kuan Yin with Crystals

The tall crystals in the back are amethyst druze (spiritual), the green one on the left is malachite (healing), the brown looking one is pietersite (manifestation), and the clear sphere is quartz (cleansing & amplification).

Interesting the colors of the crystals are in card. The card exudes wellness. Green for abundance, purple for the wisdom of the third-eye, and yellow in this card is enlightenment. Holloway says, “Kuan Yin radiates the perfect fusion of love and wisdom, and through her elegance and gentleness, offers healing to all.” Lovely. And strange I would draw this card now given the astrology. And not so strange.

~Athena

Goddess of Weaving
Crystal & Vibrational Healing
Weaving together loving & light for the best of the Universe and All involved!

This information is meant to circulate and may be freely disseminated, in whole or in part. Please credit: http://goddessofweaving.me

Copyright 2014-Now

Deeply Transformative

The planets are starting to get to me. Five days ago, the first breeze of the new energy hit me. Suddenly things I had put off for months were done in mere hours. Yesterday I started feeling pain in my collar bone similar to what I felt during the March Equinox / April Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2015. Nobody wants the Kraken I became released again!

Moon, Pluto, Mars contacts get me where it counts. Mars is in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn. The warrior is getting in touch with its feelings while Pluto goes deep for Phoenix like transformation. Mercury and the Moon are catching up with Mars in Cancer. Mars is the planet if communication, while the Moon represents the mother. Prepare for “Mom” to spread your fragile ego gossip to the point that it’s deeply transformative.

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Ouch

The way this plays out with my natal planets is all very interesting. The transiting M’s (Mars, Mercury, Moon) are hitting my natal Saturn in the first house. Opposite Pluto. Meanwhile the Sun and Venus are giving me the peace out as they exit Leo. Not to mention the Uranus natal Jupiter T-square. Anything could happen.

I get the sense something big might be going down with my way of being in the world and how that relates to relationships and vice versa. I am going to sleep with an apatite tonight, and not the kind that leaves you hungry. This beautiful blue one.

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Apatite Tumbled Stone

This crystal really helps me connect with my dreams. It improves dream recall and now that I think of it may be the catalyst for getting my house in order. I think it had a lot to do with the planets, the apatite didn’t hurt. Synchronicity abounds.

~Athena

Happiness and Love

It’s summertime! It feels good. The sky is blue. There are hardly any clouds. The Sun just slipped from view on the Western horizon.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is Six of Chalices from the Sirian Starseed Tarot Deck by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The two little angels remind me of my brother and I when we were a bit more angelic. They are so happy and full of love. The chalices dance around them like stars in the sky.

This card is wonderful! The element of water represents our emotions in astrology. The six full cups of water are a symbol of happiness and love. There is much to celebrate. Cori says the Six of Chalices indicates a “… shift in focus back to celebration of the innocence and trust of the decisions made at the soul level.” It does seem some blockage of energy has been removed from my collar bone. Some really heavy soul level or collectively owned stuck energy that needed transmutation was released in early April. My mother took the brunt of it. Sorry Mom!

The energy started easing up in May only to be met by Mercury retrograde, I guess to be rehashed one more time before finally moving forward. The new energy is here. It is time to step into it with open hearts and open minds.

I am going start by soaking up as much light as I can at the pool tomorrow!

~Athena

Painfully Beautiful

Things have been hyperactive for me since the coronal mass ejection energies of March 17, 2015. It feels like a scouring of deep wounds prior to finally wrapping them in bandages for healing. This isn’t the part where I am thinking too much about the healing. I only notice the energetic movements around my heart space. They come in at various speeds, densities, amplitudes, frequencies, colors, vibrations, patterns, and can be like smoke.

The pain is quite unbearable at times. I have to breathe through it. The planetary transits overlaid on my birthchart is something to behold. It’s my personal April 2015 Grand Cross in all the same signs as last year with many of the same planets. Last year’s energy was gentle and lovingly supportive. This time it’s tough love.

Here is the bird’s eye view of the energies at work in my life over the last four weeks (red lines are challenging):

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March 20, 2015
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One Week Later
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April 4, 2015
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Today

Thank goodness the challenging aspects are leveling out! Ascension is painfully beautiful.

The tumbled stones I have been carrying around for the last four weeks include malachite, tiger eye, hematite, black tourmaline, and flourite.

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Deep Cleaning Tumbled Stones

Every morning I choose new or different ones to carry. Maybe they choose me? These ones keep coming up. Helping me heal (malachite) through understanding (tiger eye), grounding (hematite), bringing in new energy (flourite), and protecting me all the while (black tourmaline). 

~Athena

Inextricably Linked

Today was a crisp blue day. The sky was virtually cloudless. The Virgo full moon visible in the afternoon sky. Gratitude and wonder abound at how I’m even here in this skin experiencing such beauty.

Today’s card is The Star from the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner, illustrated by John J. Blumen. The card screams astrology. The Egyptian priestess is wearing clothing resembling a star filled night sky. There are astrological tools all around here and a chart she is unrolling in her lap.

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The Star

Kenner says, “The art of tarot is inextricably linked with the study of the stars. The professor of astrology (The Star) will help you make the most of both forms of divination.” I do like both art forms. Tarot cards and astrology are tools. I use them to gain a better understanding of events in my life and my place in the world. One of my goals with these Self-centered Tarot readings is to show others how to use the tarot to navigate their own lives.

I’m glad this card showed up today. It’s bright light is helping to navigate me out of a challenging emotional period. The challenge is in accepting myself and my deep need for true fulfillment in my work here on this Earth. This card seems to say, “You’re on the right path.” Especially since the card represents the sign of Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus the planet of sudden change. Transiting Uranus and Venus (love) are currently conjunct, and on top of my natal Jupiter (growth). A breakthrough.

May your star shine brightly for you!

~ Athena

Double Helix Stairway

Early this morning we had freezing rain. Luckily we were up early and made it where we needed to be a few minutes early. After being gone the better part of two weeks, I was able to catch up on my work by lunchtime. It’s all about timing. Going with the flow helps too.

My emotions today have been deep, profound, painful, elating, freeing, and, as you can, see all over the place. This Full Moon in Cancer business really got to me. Seven of my nine natal planets are in cardinal signs. Transiting planets in cardinal signs always have an impact on me. The Sun is shining its light on deep dark Pluto right now as they oppose the Moon, which represents our emotions and/or our relationships with our mothers or maternal figures in our lives.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is so self-centered it isn’t even a tarot card. My Astrology Reading Cards by Allison Chester-Lambert illustrations by Richard Crookes caught my eye today. I figured maybe drawing a card would give me a deeper understanding of the currents of astrology in my own life.

Today’s card is Neptune. The card’s image is watery and dreamlike like the sign it rules, Pisces. Neptune is the nebulous and represents water in all its forms, taking the shape of the vessel that contains it.

Neptune represents our spirituality, our divinity, our unconditional love. This card assures me I’m on my path. I don’t know where it’s going. I don’t really care as long as I’m climbing that double helix stairway to heaven.

~ Athena

Full Moon at 14° Gemini

The Full Moon at 14° Gemini is exact about 7:20 tomorrow morning Mountain Standard Time. Mercury is opposite the Moon and conjuncting the Sun in Sagittarius. Mercury is the planet of communication. It makes me curious about what Mercury is being asked by the Sun to communicate to the Moon. Mercury should have no problem being in its home sign, Gemini.

The Moon is also inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto destroys anything in your life that is not serving your higher purpose. Painfully beautiful, like it’s symbolic image, the phoenix rising. Pluto’s energy combined with the energy of the Moon at a dischordant angle has me on the emotional side today.

Saturn at 28° Scorpio, the disciplinarian is squaring Chiron, the wounded healer, in Pisces. While the square is difficult energy to synergize, there is the benefit of Saturn’s dig deep energy to get to the real juice of old wounds.

Saturn is at the same time squaring Jupiter in Leo. I think this is forcing Saturn to ease up, more of a benefit than anything in my opinion with Saturn in its current position at 28° Scorpio, which makes me a little leary of the sting.

Jupiter is trining the Sun, indicating everything will be just fine. The Sun’s energy is enhanced by its trine to creative Uranus in fiery Aries. Uranus’ energy is funneled right back into the Moon in exciting Gemini via the Sun.

The Universe seems to be supporting a deep healing. May you heal in happiness as this Full Moon suggests.

~ Athena

0° Sagittarius

Today there is a New Moon at 0° Sagittarius. Sagittarius represents philosophy, fun, and aiming high while the Moon represents emotion, cycles, and feminine energy. The transits today are interesting.

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Image courtesy of astrotheme.com

The chart is symmetrical suggesting harmony. There is a quincunx awkwardness between Mars the planet of war and Jupiter the planet of expansion, but it is stabilized by the Venus/Moon trine to Uranus. The Sun/Moon/Venus square to Chiron is really drawing my eye.

The energy is pointing right at Chiron, the wounded healer. It seems a soul level look at our spiritual wounds is necessary as Chiron is in the ninth house, the house of spirituality. Although it could smart a bit, this pruning is necessary for soul growth.

I’m taking the opportunity to move past soul level pain, transmuting it for the best of the Universe and all involved. Sagittarius makes it all possible today.

~ Athena

What’s happening

The partial eclipse of the Sun is tomorrow, October 23, 2014 at 1:57pm Mountain Standard Time. My youngest is already being affected. She has a Scorpio ascendant. The eclipse is at 0° Scorpio and also involves a conjunction with Venus, the planet of what we love. Her natal Mars is also triggering the April 2014 Grand Cross energies.

Astrology helps me understand what’s happening multidimensionally. Check the transits is like checking the weather. After at my daughter’s transits, I know she’s not being unreasonable. She’s having a hard time dealing with the planetary energies.

Hope you have an easy time of it! Just accept the influence of Venus, and you’ll be okay.

A great astrology resource is http://www.astrotheme.com. Check out the transits and ephemerides page to enter your birth details and see how the transits are affecting you.

~ Athena