Mars into Leo – Prepare to Live Your Passions

https://youtu.be/tviNHCezeF8

 

Moon in Gemini – Be Sociable & Conversational

The Moon moves into Gemini this morning. Words and messages abound for the next couple of days. It’s a good time for making new contacts and developing old ones, and for putting your finger on feelings that have been waiting for the right kind of expression.

Watch the YouTube of today’s MetaCafe broadcast or listen to the broadcast via BlogTalk below the YouTube video.

 

 

If you prefer just audio, then you can listen here:

If you would like to download the audio to one of your devices to listen to later, then click here:  MetaCafe 3-12-19 audio download

Have a stellar day! 

Love, Janet

What’s Up in the Stars Today?

Astrology & Human Design for the Week Ahead

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I know I did – and I got a lot accomplished!

This is week two of the quieter energies for the month of May – the calm before the storm, if you will.  But, this week does have some challenges ahead, as well as some wonderful opportunities!  Yes!

We start the week with the Moon in Aquarius giving most of us a unique and off-key viewpoint.  I thought it was funny this morning when some FB posts that I was seeing were all about turning things upside down to get a different perspective – that is so Moon in Aquarius 🙂  The rest of the week, Luna travels through Pisces and then into Aries, which we’ll talk about more as the week moves on.

Watch your words today and for the next couple of days as Mercury has come to an exact square (90 degree, challenging aspect) with Pluto.  Words can empower or slice and dice, and they may be misinterpreted – especially on social media where it is difficult to gauge the tone and emotion behind the words.  Be wise then about what you say, when you say it, and maybe realize that you can be misunderstood.  Have compassion for your fellow humans as well, they may not tune in to astrological wisdom and have no clue about what is happening 🙂

I’ll let you enjoy the rest of the week’s information in the video!

Blessings,

Janet

 

 

Surprises or Upsets Today?

Today the Moon and Uranus come together to create either surprises or upsets, depending upon your viewpoint.  The Moon in late degrees of Sagittarius is completing her travels and preparing to move into Capricorn later this evening.  Tomorrow will be a much different day, so enjoy the more sociable energies today! 

Hello everyone,

Today the Moon and Uranus come together to create either surprises or upsets, depending upon your viewpoint.  The Moon in late degrees of Sagittarius is completing her travels and preparing to move into Capricorn later this evening.  Tomorrow will be a much different day, so enjoy the more sociable energies today!

In today’s Morning MetaCafe, we also explore the upcoming Mars retrograde through chart readings.  Wow – I gained so much from working through these charts!  That’s something I want everyone to understand.  Hearing what is happening in someone else’s chart can be very eye-opening for yourself, as you may recognize something that is going on in your life and find new meaning in your experience!

Here is today’s video:

If you have any questions, or would like your own reading, please reach out and contact me at janet@living-astrology.com.

I also have readings and reports available for you as well.  Check them out on my website:  Living Astrology

Thank you for reading my blog and have a blessed day!

Love,

Janet Hickox, Living Astrology

“I’m living a gentle, joyful, loving and abundant life!”

Earth, Sun & Sunspots

Today’s Daily Astrology-Human Design-Oracle Energy Report

Today’s energy is still much less intense than last week’s!  The Moon is in Sagittarius for the entire day, leading us to desire the experience of more Freedom, Adventure and Social connection.  We may even feel like exploring new ideas and topics today.  After yesterday’s video on Starseeds, I was definitely out there looking for more information and knowledge!

The Moon is also in an opposition to Venus this morning, bringing us to the core of our values … to our soul’s yearnings and desires.  Mercury, messenger planet, is in a favorable aspect to Luna today as well.  As Mercury rules communication and the Moon rules our emotion, conversations may be more emotionally tinged today.  Just be sure to not let the emotion of the moment come out in your words in hurtful ways!  Neptune is squaring (challenging) the Moon today to rise up to the highest mind, to the divinity within when dealing with the world today.  See things from unconditional LOVE rather than the more narrow, human mind.

In the video this morning, (see above) I talk a lot about sunspot activity and its relationship to cooler weather on Earth.  Is this possibly a feedback loop of sorts that allows a balance on Earth?  I suggest that that is exactly what happens with rhythmic frequency.  Is it also possible that low sunspot activity allows more of the cosmic rays that produce evolution on our planet to break through?  Evidence suggests this is true, and with a huge energetic shift coming this month when Uranus breaks out of Aries and moves into Taurus, we may just see some movement on our evolution – especially monetary & values.

The North Node and Ceres are conjunct today as well.  SWEET!  I love this as Ceres represents Mother Earth in her Abundance!  The North Node represents Destiny and is moving us forward along our life path trajectories – as individuals and as a collective – could it be that we will be ready in the very near future to change our values around the environment and how we take care of our beautiful, blue planet?  It certainly is possible!

The aspects that are being made by the North Node and Ceres right now suggests we must first begin within ourselves … it is the personal planets (inner planets) – the Moon, Mercury, Venus and the Sun – that are affected and that always brings the responsibility for change to us as individuals!  We may not be able to make corporations, Congress or our President understand the dynamics of preserving, purifying and beautifying our world, but we can use our resources to demonstrate our value in taking care of the Earth.  Use your dollars to buy products that are environmentally friendly, use your time to educate your family-friends-community on how to recycle, or in other ways to support a healthy environment.  Get involved on a level that is individual … the larger world changes take place as a reflection of what we ourselves change within.

I hope you enjoy the video and have a wonderful day!

Blessings,

Janet

10-3-17 Daily Astrology-Human Design-Tarot Report

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Grab a cuppa coffee or tea and join Living Astrology’s, Janet Hickox and Titillating Tarot’s, Jason Livanis in the Meta CaFe for the daily Astrology – Human Design – Tarot Energy Report.

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See you there!

 

Third Eye, Blind?

As Human Beings, we have access to 3 ways of knowing – Logic, Knowingness & Intuition. Logic is the way that we have been conditioned to know something i.e. if you can prove it, it must be so. We are very familiar with this kind of thinking as it is the Scientific Method. We have a question, which we then form a hypothesis, then set out to prove it is true or it is false. This is a valid way of knowing something, but it is not the only way!

I saw a meme on FB this morning about the band, Third Eye Blind; only it was written Third Eye, Blind. That got me to thinking about what that phrase meant, which then got me to thinking about Human Design….of course 🙂
 
As Human Beings, we have access to 3 ways of knowing – Logic, Knowingness & Intuition. Logic is the way that we have been conditioned to know something i.e. if you can prove it, it must be so. We are very familiar with this kind of thinking as it is the Scientific Method. We have a question, which we then form a hypothesis, then set out to prove it is true or it is false. This is a valid way of knowing something, but it is not the only way!
 
Logic in Human Design, btw, is all about the recognition of patterns and the ability to predict what will happen based on that pattern. It is a+ b = c  kind of thinking. Every morning I see that the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West – a pattern is established, and so it is a known thing. (God help us if the Sun started setting in the East and rising in the West – I giggle thinking about how that would go over in the world 🙂 ) … but I digress
 
What about the ways of “knowing” that our ancestors used, before the scientific revolution? Knowingness or instinct/intuition… Are they any less valid? Or … did our Western way or our more Modern life create a situation of our becoming, “Third Eye Blind?”
 
Well, let’s take a look at the other two ways we have of tapping into information – and, we all have these three ways of knowing available to us…but based on your Human Design you may be predisposed to rely more heavily on one.
 
Knowingness in Human Design is another way we have of tapping into the information super highway. It is pure and simple, “I don’t know how I know what I know, but I just know.” Have you ever experienced this? This is what I like to call Body Wisdom as it has it roots in the physical being, and it is quite possible that it is wisdom carried into this lifetime from your DNA and/or through past life recall. It is fascinating!
 
I have experienced this kind of knowing as I suddenly (after 911 and around my mid-life crisis point at age 41) realized that I knew astrology. I cannot explain to you with any “logic” how this knowledge showed up in my life – it was simply, I don’t know how I know what I know, but I KNOW. Imagine me trying to explain that to family 🙂 “Oh, btw family, I’m now going to stop being an Optician and become an Astrologer.” 🙂 Some members understood, and others thought I had lost my mind!
 
My point is this – knowingness is ancient, unverifiable, yet definitely something we all have access to, as it is in our Human Design!
 
The third way of knowing is Intuition / Instinct. Some of you may wonder what the difference is between Knowingness & Intuition. There is definitely a difference. Intuition is powerful, instinctive and comes in the moment. It is primal, protective, and creates an action point for us to respond to. Knowingness is a little less “qualifiable” and as such is very Neptunian (can’t pin down a source).
 
In Human Design, however, intuition comes from the Spleen, which is a center for Time, Intuition and Survival. Intuition speaks to you loudly in the moment, and if you choose to listen you find yourself in the right place at the right time with the right people. But, if you don’t listen and get into your mind and try to talk yourself out of what your intuition is telling you, just the opposite can happen. You miss out on the synchronistic meeting with someone, you get lost, or find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people.
 
So, don’t be Third Eye Blind! Understand that you as a Human Being are tuned in to the world in more ways than just Logic! Sometimes you have to go with your gut, or just affirm that what you know is Truth!

LIVE by Human Design – September Energy Report

I hope you’re all ready for a rockin’ and rollin’ September as there is so much going on this month that it feels overwhelming to write about it!

Let’s get started …

LIVE by Human Design & Living Astrology

September Energy Report

 

I hope you’re all ready for a rockin’ and rollin’ September as there is so much going on this month that it feels overwhelming to write about it!

Let’s get the big things out of the way first.  We enter into September with Mercury having moved retrograde in Virgo on August 30 and a Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 1. The Sun-Moon combo are at 9 Virgo, while Mercury moved Rx at 29 Virgo.  Mediating both ends of the sign and making this an opportunity for growth is Jupiter at 28 Virgo.  It’s almost as if we have bookends!  The net effect of this is to make sure we have learned and continue to develop our Virgo lessons surrounding wholeness, health, practical forward action and connectedness! 

From a Human Design perspective, the Sun/Moon will be at Gate 40-Lonliness during the eclipse with Earth at Gate 37-Friendship and Jupiter/Mercury/Venus will be at Gate 46 – Love of the Body.  These energies together remind us to create or join community by getting ourselves out into the world to share our gifts and talents.  Even the Hermits out there will appreciate the forming of bonds that boost themselves and others in healthy ways. 

The second event for September (and maybe the biggest!) is the Lunar Eclipse on September 16.  I’ve learned 3 major types of Astrology and all three of them show a very energetic day for the 16th!!

Western Astrology – the Lunar eclipse occurs at 24 Pisces/Virgo (Sun in Virgo, Moon in Pisces) forming a T-Square with Mars at the point.  This adds up to high energy, dynamic change and an element of volatility.

Human Design – the Sun at 6 – Friction and the Moon/Earth at Gate 36-Crisis, pretty much sums up the potential energy of conflict during this time.  Anytime that Gate 6 shows up we have Impact, jarring our senses and making us take notice.  Crisis can be born out of boredom and restlessness causing us to do things we wouldn’t normally do.

Mayan Astrology – the Mayan system has built in “Burner Days” that they used as a way to release tension and the build-up of strain within the society.  On the Burner Days there would be activities that brought the tribe together and released the pent up pressure.  (The example of Super Bowl in our society comes to mind…)  Because we have no organized way in today’s society to relieve the stresses, big events tend to happen that serve to bring us together – almost as if on an unconscious level we know that we must open the relief valve, but nothing is available on the conscious level for us to do it. 

So it appears that all three systems of Astrology point to the potential for September 16 (or there about) to be a potentially impactful experience for us.  This is not about FEAR, but being AWARE of your surroundings, the choices you are making in any given moment, and realizing that there will be others who are not as conscious as you and they may be on an edge.  Seek PEACE, use COMPASSION, create from LOVE and we can minimize the negative impacts of this energy. 

The rest of the month seems tame by comparison – as we move beyond the Lunar Eclipse we find ourselves once again in the energy of Sun at Gate 46 – Love of the Body and Earth at Gate 25 – Love of Spirit.  Gate 25 energy is loving, sweet and healing! We will so need it! 

Venus will be sitting at Gate 50 encouraging us to nurture both ourselves and others – in a balanced way!

The last week of September we find ourselves in the energy of Opinions and Criticism – “Judge not, lest you be judged” is a great mantra for us during this week.  Worse yet are the harsh criticisms you may put upon yourself.  Remember kind words toward self and others can go a long way. 

Look for the weekly LIVE by Human Design updates for more specifics of each week.    

Keynotes for September: 

  • Mindset – take care of what you are thinking and remember not to identify with your thoughts! DO NOT make any decisions from your head.  If you need to know what your Authority is (your decision-making tool) go to my website at living-astrology and request your FREE Human Design chart!
  • Take care of yourself, especially if you are someone who tends to over nurture others and leave yourself out!  Compassion, love and nurturing are two-way streets!
  • Get into your body!!! Love your body as it is the vehicle for your Spirit… how you think about your body is as important as what you do for your body
  • Mercury Rx is in the Gate 47 (Mindset)/Gate 64 (Confusion) for most of the month so it is imperative that you KNOW yourself, get out of your head, and wait for MAGIC to happen.

5 Things To Do During Mercury Retrograde

Mercury, our favorite little messenger planet, is preparing for its famous backwards movement, and we are now in the Shadow period of the cycle – which is usually the craziest!

Mercury Rx

Here we go again … Mercury Retrograde time!  

Mercury, our favorite little messenger planet, is preparing for its famous backwards movement, and we are now in the Shadow period of the cycle – which is usually the craziest!

Here are the details:

Shadow Period starts:  May 4, 2015

Retrograde Begins:  May 18, 2015 at 13 Gemini

Direct (forward movement):  June 11, 2015 at 4 Gemini

Completes Cycle:  June 26, 2015

Mercury retrogrades this time in the sign that it rules – Gemini, so those most effected will be Gemini’s (and Virgo’s because Mercury rules Virgo as well), people with planets in Gemini between 4-13 degrees, and those with Gemini rising signs.  But, trust me when I say, anyone and everyone is susceptible to Mercury’s trickster behaviors when he is in retrograde motion.

Gemini rules all things Communication, Transportation, and the Mind related.  That leaves us a wide margin of trouble spots in this day and age of instant communication via social media, cell phones and the internet.  How do we avoid the biggest issues that Mercury Rx can draw to us?  I’m glad you asked, because I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 things you can do to survive this Mercury cycle!

1.  Be Aware – Be Conscious.  Some of the worst aspects of Mercury Rx come about when we are just not present in the Now.  You look away for a moment, distracted perhaps by your ringing cell phone while driving and Boom!  You’ve involved yourself in an accident.  Or, knowing full well that there are many ways viruses and malware can end up on your computer, you unconsciously open an email from someone you don’t know – curiosity (a Gemini and thus Mercury trait) can get you! Staying in the present moment can help you avoid these kinds of issues.

2.  Act from your Heart & Spirit, not from your Mind.  Let’s face it, we can all get triggered by things people say or what we read of what people say (especially on Facebook). During Mercury Rx, trouble can start when we are acting from our unconscious mind, deep-seated needs, our wounds or when our buttons are getting pushed by someone’s words, ideas or beliefs.  We might say or do something that we normally wouldn’t.  Take a deep breath before you take any action when coming from a place of hurt. Let your cooler head prevail and common sense take hold of the situation.  This one thing can save you embarrassment, back-pedaling, and irritation!  Rise to your higher self, from a higher perspective and then decide on a course of action – or no action.

3.  Don’t Start Anything New!  Do you really want to tempt fate?  I don’t think so, and now is definitely not the time to start something that wasn’t already in the works before the retrograde period started.  The retrograde cycle is a great time to re-evaluate, re-think, and re-imagine a project or a plan, but this is not the time to take action in any new direction.  Will the world end if you do?  Not likely, but working in the flow of the planetary energy is much better than working against it, and Mercury Rx is just not a good time to push into new territory.

4.  Check, re-check, and check yet again before you push the “Send” button on that email or post!  Proofreading is your best friend during a Mercury retrograde.  I don’t know how many times that I’ve almost sent something out during an Rx with the wrong name, words misspelled, or thoughts that were not complete.  If there is anything you’re writing that is emotionally charged, definitely take the time to re-think what you’re saying or writing as your words and/or meaning can be misinterpreted very easily.  If you cannot find a way to respond without an emotional, knee-jerk reaction, it’s best to wait to respond until the emotional volatility has passed.  (Re-read #2)

5.  Meditate, Relax, Be Centered and Introspective.  Give your mind a break during Mercury Rx.  Channel your energy inward to connect with tranquility, peace and calm.  Get a massage or go to a peaceful setting and de-stress.  Nothing is more important than maintaining your own Consciousness.