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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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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

Now-centric

Life has been very now-centric since the March Equinox and Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in early April. At first,  I resisted the incoming waves of energy. The impact was immediate and intense. A dramatic outburst of negative energy unleashed. It was painful, hard to put into words. I was angry about still finding myself holding onto things I thought I had let go. I was doing the same work again!

I had to relax into the flow. On my way into West Yellowstone in late April, I drove right into some foreboding clouds. It was obvious I was driving into something existential. My heart felt waves of sorrow. I was sick that night and did not rest well. The next morning I learned of the earthquake in Nepal. My children’s grandparents and extended family are from Kathmandu. Thankfully everyone is okay. These events leave me wondering if this is what it feels like to experience unity consciousness? If so, I can’t wait to feel unity joy!

It seems like I gave up meditation and healing for a while. My body needed a break. Ascension is all consuming. The learning curve is straight up. The emotional pain and physical symptoms are challenging to say the least. The sensation of my crown opening up so I can shed my skin occurs often throughout the day. I wouldn’t give it up for anything. I am here for this, whatever this is and I am going to do what I am here to do!

I started wondering within the last week what it is I have been doing lately. That’s when I remembered I am growing. I have been creating organic beauty products with therapeutic grade essential oils. It is so much fun! I will never buy lip balm again. The people around me are enjoying my creations. It feels great to express myself in new ways.

My goal this Father’s Day weekend is to soak up as much Sun as possible. I am going to grow some new DNA strands! At the very least I will be getting my Vitamin D.

~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

Fun with Fire

The big news this week is the Full Moon in Aquarius, conjunct Uranus (on top of my natal Jupiter) forming a grand fire trine with Jupiter in Leo and Mars in Sagittarius. The real news is probably that Pluto is going to be squaring the Moon. The eclipse is going to hurt a wee bit and surprise the hell out of us. Anything for the best of the universe and all involved!

The self-centered tarot card of the day comes from The Goddess Tarot created by Kris Waldherr. Drum roll please, and the card is X Fortune, Lakshmi. The image on the card is the beautiful Lakshmi in a traditional red Indian sari on a giant bird with her boyfriend.

Today was a beautiful blue day. The sun beckoned me to explore. Unfortunately my day job kept me indoors. It was a productive day. The kids were in good spirits after school.

We are excited to be setting up a new aquarium. We spent some envisioning what we want to have and ordered some plants. Co-creating is a lot of fun!

At this point, I really do not see how this card has anything to do with what transpired during my day. Time for enlightenment from Waldherr who states, “The Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity, Lakshmi is believed to be attracted to sparkling jewels, which are like the riches she bestows upon her favored worshippers.” Guess that guy has some “sparkling jewels.” Perhaps this card was reversed when I pulled it this morning. In which case Waldherr describes an individual as “… pessimistic, disappointed, unexpected endings or beginnings.” Nailed it.

Really I am just disappointed of the image of Lakshmi and all of her fortune and prosperity. It looks vast, but how much does a person really need? Maybe just enough to keep it interesting, like me and the fish tank.

Now that I think about it, I am kind of pessimistic about this whole Lunar eclipse thing in two days. Here comes the new beginning/end. Whatever. Moon conjunct Pluto square Mars didn’t kill me. Looks like I might be about to get stronger and have fun with fire doing it!

~Athena

It Feels Electrical

Today was a good day. The sun was shining, the birds were flying, and the night is settling in. The big astrological news of the day is that Uranus in Aries is trining Jupiter in Leo. This is a sweet spot for me right now. Uranus is conjunct my natal Jupiter! This could be amazing.

My self-centered tarot card for the day is the Death card from the Native American Tarot Deck by Magda and J.A. Gonzalez. The image on the card is the archetypal skeleton. The emotion the image evokes is quite different than other decks. Death has compassion for the buffalo as its skull is gently cradled. It’s quite beautiful really.

According to Magda and J.A. Gonzalez, “The essence of Death is transformation, alteration and unexpected change. Explained in another way, when the strain of the environment becomes intolerable, the threatened element readily adapts.” The card represents to me a time in my life where an old way of being has died so another can be conceived. It feels electrical. It’s Uranus conjunct my Natal Jupiter.

The numerology of the number 13 is upheaval and sudden change. Upheaval and change are happening all around us. Free energy and lasting health are real possibilities with applications harnessing the power of the fourth phase of water. Seriously, check out The Great Secret of Water – Dr. Gerald H. Pollack http://youtu.be/Jd2tPtqSyNY.

Science is backing up my spiritual beliefs and it feels great! The end of this week felt like a death to me, but a death in a good way. A new cycle is starting and we are going to blow ourselves away!

~Athena

Full Range of Motion

The fall equinox is Tuesday, September 22, 2014. I’m already feeling the energies changing. It feels like a loving purification, nonetheless difficult on the root and sacral chakras. This evening especially has a unique heart healing quality about it. Is it the sesquisquare between the Sun in Virgo and Moon in Leo with Jupiter and Venus in the mix? Possibly.

In keeping with my desire to draw a tarot card, write about my day, and provide my self-centered interpretation here we go:

September 19, 2014

As I was shuffling the Steven D. Farmer Earth Magic Oracle Cards with my eyes closed a card fell out. When I opened my eyes I saw it was actually two cards that fell together, Milky Way and Dream Time.

The image of our own beautiful spiral galaxy on the Milky Way card puts things in perspective. The Dream Time card, spelled dreamtime on the card itself, is gorgeous. It shows a man who appears to be an aborigine playing a didgeridoo. The notes he is playing are creating the earth, stars, clouds, people, animals, oceans, everything.

It was hard to get out of bed this morning. I slept in about thirty minutes later than I probably should have. My girls went to school and I went to work. It was a boring day at work. Our year-end close is finished, so things are slow.

My colleague did help me solve a puzzle that needed to be solved for years. It is a wood cube puzzle from Thailand. I literally took it to work several years ago hoping someone would magically put it back together like my friend Samantha did in Anchorage. No chance.

Today my colleague attempted to solve it and actually dropped a loose block out of the puzzle and immediately gave up. He gave it to me. I played with it for a moment and figured it out. Awesome! If it had not been for him trying, the puzzle would not be completed.

This is all very interesting recalling this now, especially considering the date. Fifteen years ago today I popped my ankle open and stood on the bone. Needless to say I had surgery and years of recovery. Thankfully, my ankle does have amazing, near full range of motion, flexibility now! The accident happened in Anchorage.

Perhaps that is what the Milky Way card is bringing me today, perspective on my ankle injury and the puzzle that is life. While in Anchorage I dreamed of my future. Now I am living it, nothing like I dreamed really and at the same time exactly like I dreamed. All of my own creation. So beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes.

It feels good to come full circle and appreciate the blessings within the difficulties. The equinox energies are healing my old wounds. I hope they are healing yours too.

~Athena

Time to move on

My spiritual journey goes back as far as I can remember. Revelations about past events continue to surface for understanding and healing. For many months I have been on youtube searching for my own unique meaning of life by listening to what others have to say. It is nice to put things in perspective by hearing what others have to say. However, the best method for spiritual development is hands down meditation. I have been slacking on my meditation practice lately. Seems like I do that when things are going well.

Over the last year I have learned a new technique for understanding my place in the universe – Astrology! One of my worst fears is going through life without a partner. I remember listening to Steve Judd on the morning of November 7, 2013. In his Glastonbury accent he said, “Today is incision day.” My ego chuckled in delight that it wasn’t happening to me. My life is perfect. Yeah, right. My ass was dumped at lunch time.

Anyway, now I know how to use astrology to understand the energies affecting me and how I in turn affect everything around me. It is empowering. The prevailing energies in my chart are now reminiscent of that fateful day last year. So, it seems like as good a day as any to get over it. Time to move on.

Yesterday I decided to start drawing a tarot card for the day and then write about my day and provide my interpretation of my own reading. I know it’s self centered. Work with me here.

September 16, 2014

I pulled the six of swords from the Goddess Tarot deck by Kris Waldherr. On the card is the image of a young woman in a reed boat in a what appears to be a marshy area at the edge of a lake. The six swords are stabbed into the bottom of the boat. She is forlorn, not noticing the state of the boat.

My day was spent with my girls celebrating my oldest’s birthday. We went to lunch with my parents and brother. Stopped by a couple of shops where my daughter wanted a birthday gift. Had cake and ice cream at my parents house. Basically, had a very busy day. Throughout most of it, I felt removed. Almost as if viewing everything in a different way than before.

The booklet included with The Goddess Tarot deck states, “The woman is traveling in a boat to a better place. She has gathered six swords to take with her.” Not quite my interpretation. Apparently, I’m moving past my “current limitations” and taking my knowledge of weaponry with me. Makes sense considering my name. Oddly, when looking at the image on the card, the boat’s buoyancy is unaffected by the swords.

The last couple of years, perhaps even a decade have been rather challenging. One thing is for sure, I wouldn’t be the person I am now without those challenges and their blessings.

Just goes to show you have to take it with a grain of salt and move on.

~Athena