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4 of Fire – Flaming Roses and Tortoise noses

4 of FIRE – Aries Decan iii – April 10 – 20, 2019

Cessation of Action: Patience. Consider an image of a desert tortoise picking its way through the burnt brush of the desolation. Where a fire passed over, determined seeds have popped out of their shells to re-fertilize the desert floor with beauty once the Spring rains fall. The tortoise is our image of a Stable Will that seeks Harmony. Even with the fires around him, he maintains a steady pace, sniffing at the wind for direction. He is a survivor!

KEY WORDS: Seek Harmony, Patience, and Stability. Learn to govern your Will, for once you govern yourself, you will know how to govern, motivate and attract others. Embody a benevolent spirit to wield passion wisely.

ASTROLOGICAL SYMBOLS: The period of early Spring yields to Taurus at the end of this decan. Now is the time to observe which tools you have at your side to help you plan for your seasonal harvest.

Venus is the ruler of this period so her use of glamour and enchantment prove to be even more magnetic than other times. Venus is meeting up with Neptune on Wednesday, April 10th, for a seductive and romantic rendezvous. Enjoy yourself but don’t buy into lovely promises that can’t be delivered.

Wednesday, April 10ththe Sun is square to the nodes of the Moon and that leads to a condition of being at the ‘crossroads’ about where to spend your time and energy. Take time to consider your options well, for in 10 days things will be ready to burst forth! The Sun squares Saturn, offering many paths from which to choose. Mercury in Pisces is in aspect to Pluto in Capricorn so it becomes easier for you to voice your desires to create beauty through service. Considering how you’d change the world, if you only could, may be a good mantra to use over the next few days. Because you just could do it!

Mercury squares Jupiter Friday, the 12thand just after that Venus is sextile to Saturn, which means that your message of Hope and Beauty can be published with good results!

Saturday, April 13 finds a definite resolution when the Sun squares Pluto. Pow! Eris is involved with the mix of the ‘bad boyz’ so there may be some TRUTH that is revealed, in a not too polite fashion.

Sunday, April 14 shows a more pleasant day with the Sun trine to Jupiter. Things will look brighter and hopeful this Palm Sunday.

And Tuesday, April 16th, Mercury moves out of his shadow, bringing more ease to conversations, sales, and marketing processes. If you have planned for a large project this will be the day to BEGIN IT!

Move forward to the Full Moon at 29* Libra on Friday, April 19thfor a lovely day of Venus amusing the Sun before it slips into Taurus the following day. Let’s hope the weather holds so we can make this ‘Good Friday’ into a Great one! Blessings~

# KalinSwann

Posted April 10th, 2019.

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Aries Decan ii – 3 of FIRE

3 of FIRE – Aries Decan ii – March 29 – April 9, 2019

Creation of Action Image: Three wasps collectively work to build a safe haven in hidden places. Look before you reach your hands into brush piles or into outdoor electrical panels. Their fiery stings remind you of their resolute determination to survive.

KEY WORDS: Rash Action, Anticipate obstacles, Warnings, Networking, Collective, Authentic drive.

ASTROLOGICAL SYMBOLS: Sun in Exhaltation implicates Royalty, and their Habits, Virtues and Vices being observed. Begin Group Projects, Use this Energy of Collaboration, Develop new contacts, Work Collectively, Reach out for assistance and funding for worthy projects that serve the Greater Good.

During his decan, Mercury will have just gone direct, relieving some of the technical difficulties you may have had in communications, bargaining, and marketing. It sure was an extra confusing period while Mercury was associating with Neptune, bringing lots of diffusion and confusion about collusion! Alas, this looks to continue for a few weeks.

Look for Mars entering Gemini, on March 31, bringing a harsh tone to communications and a warrior spirit in business dealings. Mercury again meets up with Neptune on April 2ndat 17* Pisces, bringing illusions of spirituality to things that aren’t necessarily thought of as such. Perhaps there will be visions of con men signing bibles again? You may fall head over heels “in love” but it is probably only illusionary. Hold fast to the handrail and be thankful for reality checks and consumer protections.

Thursday, April 4, Pluto meets up with the S node in Cancer, allowing us to clearly see the impressions we’ve received from our upbringing. This power for potential clearing the air will reflect on the energies of the lunar eclipse we had on January 21, with a similar feel to it. Do you remember the energies of Venus trine Mars and square Saturn?? Everyone was watching the Lunar eclipse in 0* Leo turn red, while Venus was kissing and telling secrets. Where have you been betrayed by untruths in your upbringing?

Also on April 4, the Sun is trine Ceres, asteroid of goddess of grain. I would caution that you observe what you buy to eat and be sure of the contents in your foods. Go organic, local and vegetarian for the healthiest options, just to be on the safe side. Ergot, a grain fungus, is the original source of LSD. Ceres is due to turn retrograde on April 9th, so this is a possible early warning of news of an outbreak of bad breads and grains. Maybe it’s a downturn in grain futures?

The NEW MOON appears at 15* Aries, which is a key point of sensitivity. New ideas will abound and clarity should be apparent on Friday, April 5, 2019. So, MAKE A WISH as it is sure to come true this time! Count your blessings and watch them multiply.

#Namaste ~K

#Drive #Determination #Fiery #Fierce #Collaboration #Collective #Betrayal #Illusion #Deception #Astrology #NEWMOON #Ceres #Grains #Pluto #SouthNode #MarsInGemini #AriesDecanii

Posted March 27th, 2019.

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10 of Water – PISCES Decaniii – Happiness

10 of Water – Pisces Decan iii – March 9 – 19 – 9 KEYS TAROT

“Man’s search for Happiness can create a false sense of urgency, whereas the presence of mind can create an oasis in the desert of the soul.” -me

When we are free to express ourselves and our quest for individuation is complete, what kinds of emotions will we see manifesting in our lives?

These are the questions that the third Decan of Pisces brings.  Typically, this card exemplifies the attainment of Emotion, which I interpret as ‘Happiness’. What emotion is on your mind right now? How do you see yourself going about attaining it?

Astrologically, we are in a rather confused state of energies as Mercury is retrograde until the end of the month, Mar 28. Uranus has just ingressed into Aries for the next 8 years, bringing chaos and sudden changes to the forefront of our frontal lobes. “Be prepared to be startled, yet learn to regroup after emotional shocks”, is the lesson ahead.

Neptune’s influence will create even more confusion about truth and lies, so remember to check your media sources carefully before jumping to conclusions. Learning to return to our core self, is a secret to remaining calm in the midst of chaos.

Learning self-soothing techniques, such as EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique or ‘tapping’ exercises may help you to confront overwhelming emotions and recenter yourself.

Try this link on YouTube; Nick Ortner has good video demonstrations of EFT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRfLTQjJhp0

The intelligence of this Decan is to learn to appreciate what good is present in the current moment. ‘Presence of mind can create an oasis in the desert of the soul.’ Namaste’ ~K

#Jupiter #Energy #Venus #Mindfulness #Challenge #Obsession #Addiction#Indulgence #RealityCheck #Insight #Participate #Snow #Avelanches #EFT#Tapping #Health

 

Posted March 9th, 2019.

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Chiron enters Pisces Decan i

8 of WATER  SATURN in PISCES  Planets at 0 -10* PISCES

Feb 19 – 28, 2019 9 KEYS TAROT BEAVER AND NET

Keywords for this first Decan in Pisces; #Emotional #Instinct #Creativity #Reminisce #Sorrow #Remembrances #Coping #Skills #Legacies #Changes #Intuition #Intellect #Integration #Growth

Decan Theme; Healing old psychological and physical wounds through forgiveness and releasing ties to the past, which are hurtful. It’s time to learn new skills and develop your talents. Remember our past and know that we are stronger together.

Planets and Transits;

The Sun enters Pisces on February 18th, which stirs our vital energy toward creativity, being flexible and compassionate. This sets up a period of emotional sensitivity.

The big news is that CHIRON enters the sign of ARIES, on Feb 18, 2019, EST which will affect wounds around our personal and collective IDENTITY as well as give the collective a new way to perceive how things are done. Chiron will be in Aries for about 8 years indicating the new ways of thinking and perceiving that are on their way.

Chironis a Centaur, half human and half horse, so he was part deity and part wild. He depicts our self-wounding and was revered as a great teacher of humanities. He was fathered by Zeus, as a horse, and born of a nymph, who wounded him by rejecting her half horse offspring. Chiron was adopted by Apollo, who taught him about medicine, music, philosophy, and prophecy. His lesson to us is about civilizing our wildness yet remaining powerful in order to share our hard-won wisdom with others.

Chiron went on to mentor sons of Greek Kings, including Jason of the Argo voyage, Asclepius, father of healing and medicine, Achilles and Hercules, famous warrior heroes who accomplished miraculous feats.

It’s interesting how Chi and Rho are also the symbols the Greeks used to indicate the name of Christ. You may have seen the symbol of the intertwined P and X on some churches. Christ and Chiron are the Archetypal wounded healers.

Saturn rules this Decan giving a somber approach to how we work collectively. We need to begin work that will pay off over time by dedicating ourselves to community works. As beavers tirelessly build their lodges, by placing one stick upon the other to construct a shelter against the elements, so we too, must decide how to build for the future. It’s a good time to begin a healthier lifestyle and dietary plan, lay plans for retirement or your legacy and deciding which trees you will plant this Spring.

We will have a Super Full Moon, because the Moon is at its closest to the Earth this year at 0* Virgo on February 19th. The Sun conjuncts Regulus, fixed star of Kings, during this Full Moon. Some may have delusions of grandeur that startle us into action now. If you wish to be noticed, start a business or perform on a reality show, now’s the time to do it.

Venus continues her negotiations with Saturn, on Monday the 18th, and then with Pluto on Saturday, the 23rd. She softens the harshness usually engendered by these, the elder philosopher and the tyrannical bulldozer driver. A change will come but it may be wearing velvet gloves.

General forecast; This Decan looks to be rather somber, with time for introspection and intimate conversations between friends and family. Be sure to tell your loved ones what they mean to you and make time to get together as often as you can. Share your life stories around the fire and pass on your wisdom to the young. Reminisce while listening to the music of your youth. The last time these planets were in similar configurations was 1968. Remember that? Blessings ~K

Posted February 18th, 2019.

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ASTROLOGY READING LIST

A small selection of my very favorite selections of Astrology Books:

ASTROLOGY

How to Read your Astrology Chart- Scott Cunningham

Making the Gods Work for You – Caroline Casey (Planetary descriptions; Planets as actors, fun and engaging)

Astrology for Yourself- Douglas Bloch & Demetra George

Spiritual Astrology- Jan Spiller & Karen McCoy (Empowering)

Astrology, Karma & Transformation- Arroyo (Person centered)

Astrology, Psychology & the 4 Elements- Arroyo

Chart Interpretation Handbook – Arroyo

The Astrology of Fate- Liz Green (Mythology stories)

36 Faces- Austin Coppock (Decans & ancient symbols)

Hellenistic Astrology- Chris Brennan (Comprehensive Greek translation with modern interpretation)

Handbook for the Humanist Astrologer- Meyer

Planets in Transit- Robert Hand

Psychology, Astrology & Western Magic- Luis Alvarado

Astrology Looks at History- Noel Tyl (Eye opening!)

Vocations- Noel Tyl

Posted January 22nd, 2019.

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Aquarius Decan i – Hawk

#9KeysTarot Hawk- TAROT 5 OF AIR – Aquarius Decan i January 11 – 21

Aquarius is an AIR sign, so I describe it’s energy like a beleaguered Hawk. It is the number 5 of the Minor Arcana which is the point where first doubts or interruptions occur on the path toward the manifestation of ideas. This is a 5 of the AIR suit, and my Hawk has been getting disturbed by a cluster of four Starlings chasing him. I always wonder why little birds pester larger raptors as they do…I suppose it is to drive them away from their nesting sites. But they carry on for sooo long until the poor raptor flies far, far away~ still hungry.

It would seem that an individual rabbit or mouse would make an easier meal. Is that a message to us; to prioritize our goals and take ‘bite-sized’ portions to work on for our long-term projects? It could be!

The creatures of the AIR represent ideas to me. The mind is always coming up with thoughts to consider, some are fresh and new while others are old, worn out retreads that tend to leave us feeling stuck. In that case, we can hope that the Starlings in our mind WILL drive away those old raptors until they flee “out of sight, out of mind!” If you get stuck in old retread ideas, call in the Starlings by doing things that will temporarily distract you from those old thoughts. Then you can come back to your projects with a fresh attitude.

In this part of the year, we have just started playing out our New Year’s resolutions, and some of them may already have had a bit of poking and prodding. Others may have flown off, far, far away so that even the Hawk’s Shadow can no longer be seen!! Let’s hope you can get back on track and keep dis-raptors from entering your dreams!

Astrologically, the Sun will have just entered the Sign of Aquarius and there is a gathering of planets crowding around the Lunar Eclipse this Monday. The message for the masses is brought by the beneficial planets, Venus and Jupiter, aligning for goodwill and expanded peace. They are trine, in a pleasant relation to Mars, the energizer. Later they square Saturn, the rule maker who represents Father Time. It seems some good new rules can be laid down that will serve mankind over time, but with the eclipse of the Moon, our emotions will get jumbled by the crowd of competing energies. Surrender to the Ego-directed way of doing things and be guided by the Spirit.

Why must there always be ‘push back’ for the changes that support the many, rather than the few? Let’s keep our keen eyesight on the prize that waits in the distance. RID YOURSELF OF WHAT HOLDS YOU BACK! Focus on the long-term goals with small, daily steps toward it.

On the individual front, it is time to become the Star-ling of your own screenplay and act out the new role you have been dreaming about! Grab your sweats and head back to the gym. No one will care that your socks don’t match. You may feel encouraged to be surrounded by others aiming for better health in the New Year, just like you. START OVER EVERY DAY with your Intentions. Lather. Wash. Repeat.

HERE’S TO FRESH STARTS this Decan! Individually, then collectively, let’s add to the

“Change we want to see in the Word!” ~Cheers!

Posted January 20th, 2019.

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3 of Earth – Investment – 9 Keys Tarot

Decan ii Capricorn December 31 – January 9

Keywordsfor this second decan in Capricorn: #Blueprints #Reshape #Remodel #Law #Civilization #Pyramids #Cooperation, #Collaboration #Synergy #Arts #Industry #Aspirations #Goals #Achievements #Support #Renovation #Resolutions #Foundation #Teamwork #Cooperation #Labor #Beauty #Skills #Development #Music #Revelation #Resources #Earth #World #Support #Renovation #Structures #Resolutions #Posterity

Planetsin your astrological charts found from 20-30* in Capricorn Decan ii will be affected. Special astrological impact will occur at 14 degrees Capricorn, when the New Moon also eclipses the Sun as Uranus stations direct on January 5, 2019.

December 31is also the seventh day of Christmas, indicated by the ‘7 Swans a Swimming’. This decan runs from today thru Jan 6, which is ‘Epiphany’, the celebration of the day that Divinity was revealed by the presence of Magi on ‘King’s Day’!

The symbolism of the 7 Swans are gifts of the Holy Spirit; Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Devotion. The Tarot’s ‘Magician’ card has this holiness within himself but it may be yet unproven in the world. The #1 card ‘Magi’ also called the ‘Seeker’ of the 9 Keys Tarot is featured as a white Swan! #Synchronicity

The Tarot of 9 Keys 3 of Earth card features three ants building pyramids. It signifies that Material gains won by hard work will be valued and supported. Cooperation is highlighted. A key message is that “Others will back you now as before you may have struggled alone with your plans.” Sounds like it is time to make those ‘Kickstarter’ plans!

Astrological changes this decan:

  1. 1. Saturn rules Capricorn in general and the Decan ii ruler is Mars, which provides energy to restart things you have let slide! Go forward! Renew plans that move you toward your goals. I wonder if this decan holds the origin of the tradition for setting New Year intentions??
  2. 2. The Sun conjuncts Saturn for a somber, serious Jan 1 this year, but with jolly Jupiter in Sagittarius most of this year, I think that this conjunction will act symbolically as the starting whistle to begin the New Year. Ready. Set. GO!
  3. 3. On Jan 4 Mercury enters Capricorn, helping you express aloud your New Year’s Resolutions. Aim for long-term projects that need cooperation or collaboration and will provide material results that last a long time. 😉
  4. 4. The most exciting astrological event this decan is the first New Moon of the year, January 5, meeting up with the Fixed star VEGA at 14* Capricorn in LYRA, the Harp of Orpheus. Spiritual and Physical Healing through music, song, and the arts are indicated. The lesson of Orpheus is ‘Beware of self-sabotage at last moment.’ Carry out the plans you make now as they have all the potential of becoming very successful!
  5. 5. During this Poetic Solar Eclipse January 5, Uranus will station directly in Aries, adding a bit of excitement, maybe poetic justice or an EPIPHANY?! Soon Uranus will begin to move into Taurus, indicating instability in the Environment. Outcomes of this cosmic energy may be seen by July 16 in the outer world. We can hope for renewable energy laws or for protective rules toward Internet privacy that will be enacted then.
  6. 6. On January 7, Venus joins the party of serious decision makers, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This can indicate powerful women entering the world stage to create lasting changes toward equality. It is about time!
  7. 7. Recently the Moon’s Nodes have shifted into Cancer and Capricorn, indicating a time to shift our attention on Building and Nurturance. This complements the 9 Keys Tarot’s 3 of Earth card that indicates COOPERATION among the colony of ants. Pyramids can only be built over time with coordination. Long-term changes take charismatic leadership and labor over time. A long-term vision is needed to complete projects that last. It is time to enforce checks and balances, implement fair laws and disallow a hierarchy that would allow hidden pyramid schemes!

Aside- I find it extremely synchronous that the newly elected Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives will begin legislation through cooperation. It makes me hopeful for long-term restructuring of government policies to begin in this decan!

Overall Message: Look for seasoned advisors to help when you have questions about where to invest your life’s energy and resources or to create boundaries that help you restructure your goals. Work continuously, with measured steps toward growth. Do not be distracted by the winds of chaos, but press forward toward victory.

#Blueprints #Reshape #Remodel #Law #Civilization #Pyramids #Cooperation, #Collaboration #Synergy #Arts #Industry #Aspirations #Goals #Achievements #Support #Renovation #Resolutions #Foundation #Teamwork #Cooperation #Labor #Beauty #Skills #Development #Music #Revelation #Resources #Earth #World #Support #Renovation #Structures #Resolutions #Posterity.

Citation: Austin Coppock’s #36Faces #Pyramid

Posted December 31st, 2018.

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9 Keys Tarot – ROOSTER Dec 13 – Dec 22

ROOSTER – CELEBRATION – 10 of FIRE

9 KEYS TAROT; Rooster – Sagittarius iii December 13 – Dec 21
The Rooster is a symbol of the highest point in the movement of Fire, so its effects are both that of Celebration or Burnout. We need the heat of FIRE to thrive through the Winter, but can get burned if we stand too close to it for too long.

At this time of year, we can be tempted to push ourselves to the point of exhaustion in order to enjoy the feeling of reward. But keep this Rooster card in mind, and try to pace yourself during the next few days so that you don’t suffer from Holiday burnout this year! Perfection is not as important as being mindful during this extra social season.

The finish line awaits us this at the end of this decan, while we wrap up efforts from the previous year, and tie up loose ends. We need to allow those things that no longer serve our greater good to pass by the wayside, while we put finishing touches on the projects we have worked to complete.

Astrologically, the Sun is in the third decan of Sagittarius approaching the Winter Solstice. The Sun rules this decan, providing the last drop of vitality and strength to complete whatever lies just unfinished. Holiday plans should be easy to wrap up within the next ten days in time to ring in joyful celebrations, if we are mindful.

Last week brought a conjunction between Neptune and Mars in Pisces, with Mars just leaving yesterday. The combination of these two planets bring added energy to idealistic plans, especially those that serve humanity. I hope you’ve made some plans to accomplish great goals during the latest New Moon in Sagittarius that include serving your circles of influence.

Jupiter is happy in his native home of Sagittarius and will prevail over the new year, 2019, with larger than life excess… and expansion of great Hope. At this point all the planets but Uranus are moving direct, so we can expect smooth sailing when eccentric Uranus goes direct in early January. This bodes well for us steady growth and progress through mid-April and hopeful energies all year.

It’s easy to anticipate with joy our upcoming special Holiday moments during this week, but we may also miss dear ones no longer with us. The skull in the background of this card shows us that we are mortal, and as such can choose to surrender to the sanctity of ‘each moment as a holy moment.’ May we honor our loved ones as the cock crow wakes us to the fact that it is time to “Seize the Day!” and create a lifetime of fullness though awareness of the wheel ever turning. Be grateful for the little moments of joy, for of such is life made.
Bright Blessings to you and yours!

Namaste and Happy Celebrations of Light~

#Decan #Astrology #Blog #Celebration #Light #EndOfYear #Holidays#Tarot #9KeysTarot

Posted December 16th, 2018.

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