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Confronting the Problem of Astro-Paralysis: An Introspection on the Need for Control and the Power of Surrender

Why do we practice astrology? Mercurius George offers a thoughtful analysis of the subtleties residing within this inquiry.
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Venus enters Pisces

Drift into the dreamy depths of Pisces this week with @astro.diarist to better understand why Venus exalts in this watery wonderland of illusion and delusion...
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Entering 2023: Astro Weather for the First Half of the Year, January–June 2023

Jupiter zooms through Aries; Saturn begins residency in Pisces; Pluto peeks into Aquarius: Aerin Fogel covers the astrological themes for the first half of 2023.
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Earth’s Absorption

Join @astro.diarist for their second blog installment musing about the transformative effects of the 2023 new year…
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HAPPY MERCURY DIRECT ❤️‍🔥

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Art: gostei

HAPPY MERCURY DIRECT ❤️‍🔥

We highly recommend indulging Mercury direct on Mercury’s day by diving into our weekly blogs.

A space for the mind to bloom. 🥰
Link in bio!

Art: gostei
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TMA TUESDAY
Transit Report: 
January 17 - 23, 2023 

Words: @paetratauchertastrology 
Art: owlwise12

Wednesday January 18 
Mercury stations direct at 8°08’ Capricorn on Wednesday (Mercury’s day) at 5:12 a.m. PST. 

Concurrent is the annual Sun-Pluto conjunction, which takes us straight to the heart of the matter, to the bottom line of our current life circumstances, especially regarding power and sex. You can generally count on a Sun-Pluto transit to show you where your shadow work lies. 

Mercury is the messenger for whatever is happening in the skies, which today are powerful impulses from the beast within. How can you allow that part of yourself to be expressed vs. repressed, and not let the beast take the wheel. 

On Friday January 20, the Sun enters Aquarius, the anthropologist from another planet here to help us improve our collective game as a species. Hallmarks of Aquarius season are a undeniable need for authentic truth, brilliant out-of-the-box thinking, and a strong resistance to being told what to do. No one is the boss of Aquarius. The signal of this archetype is about to be mega-boosted by Pluto — for the next 20 years. 

On Saturday January 21, we wake up to the monthly Moon visit with Pluto, leading directly into the Aquarius New Moon! 
This isn’t just any New Moon, it’s also Chinese New Year. This year we welcome the Yin black Water Rabbit. The color of Yin Water is black. It is chilly rain and cold water deep inside the land. Water is connected to wisdom and introversion, yet can be gloomy and unmanageable.
Yin Water is the the last element, which is between death and birth. Therefore, Yin Water is connected to reincarnation and memories.

The sign of Yin Water Rabbit is a wet Rabbit in the cold rain. A leaf flowing on the small creek is a sign of traveling without a home. It's a challenging time to fight for survival. In the Chinese I-Ching, Water is connected to danger. 

Rabbits live underground, have amazing fertility, and can reproduce very quickly.
Rabbits are cautious, kind, friendly, elegant, artistic, conservative, self-indulgent, and compassionate.

May we navigate well this New Year, under the auspices of the Water Rabbit!

TMA TUESDAY
Transit Report: 
January 17 - 23, 2023 

Words: @paetratauchertastrology
Art: owlwise12

Wednesday January 18 
Mercury stations direct at 8°08’ Capricorn on Wednesday (Mercury’s day) at 5:12 a.m. PST. 

Concurrent is the annual Sun-Pluto conjunction, which takes us straight to the heart of the matter, to the bottom line of our current life circumstances, especially regarding power and sex. You can generally count on a Sun-Pluto transit to show you where your shadow work lies. 

Mercury is the messenger for whatever is happening in the skies, which today are powerful impulses from the beast within. How can you allow that part of yourself to be expressed vs. repressed, and not let the beast take the wheel. 

On Friday January 20, the Sun enters Aquarius, the anthropologist from another planet here to help us improve our collective game as a species. Hallmarks of Aquarius season are a undeniable need for authentic truth, brilliant out-of-the-box thinking, and a strong resistance to being told what to do. No one is the boss of Aquarius. The signal of this archetype is about to be mega-boosted by Pluto — for the next 20 years. 

On Saturday January 21, we wake up to the monthly Moon visit with Pluto, leading directly into the Aquarius New Moon! 
This isn’t just any New Moon, it’s also Chinese New Year. This year we welcome the Yin black Water Rabbit. The color of Yin Water is black. It is chilly rain and cold water deep inside the land. Water is connected to wisdom and introversion, yet can be gloomy and unmanageable.
Yin Water is the the last element, which is between death and birth. Therefore, Yin Water is connected to reincarnation and memories.

The sign of Yin Water Rabbit is a wet Rabbit in the cold rain. A leaf flowing on the small creek is a sign of traveling without a home. It's a challenging time to fight for survival. In the Chinese I-Ching, Water is connected to danger. 

Rabbits live underground, have amazing fertility, and can reproduce very quickly.
Rabbits are cautious, kind, friendly, elegant, artistic, conservative, self-indulgent, and compassionate.

May we navigate well this New Year, under the auspices of the Water Rabbit!
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TMA highlight for all our vesta-loving plant friends!🌱
- The astrology of biodynamic farming!
by @mel_priestley 
- Working with the sterile fire of Vesta!
by @zahrtillery 
- Astro herbalism: Tobacco & Nettles!
by @paetratauchertastrology 

Find it in 
Issue 221 / ARIES NOX / 2022 💋

TMA highlight for all our vesta-loving plant friends!🌱
- The astrology of biodynamic farming!
by @mel_priestley
- Working with the sterile fire of Vesta!
by @zahrtillery
- Astro herbalism: Tobacco & Nettles!
by @paetratauchertastrology

Find it in
Issue 221 / ARIES NOX / 2022 💋
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A Beginning

“Let’s go back to the birth of the Universe.

I’ve been given a long leash with this new weekly blog segment I’m writing for The Mountain Astrologer, so I figure I should use this liberty to the fullest and start from the beginning… the very beginning.

We all love a good beginning. In fact, we’re a bit obsessed with them, aren’t we?

Baby fever. First kiss. The garden of Eden. “New Year, new you.”

Our culture is rife with inception imagery and folklore, and often the story stops where the beginning ends.

“Happily ever after” equates to “we don’t want to bore you with the details because it all got a lot less interesting from there on out.”

And onto the next beginning, we go…

The entire framework of astrology hinges on the beginning: the day, the time, and the place we were born.

Without those key ingredients, all the details moving forward become a bit murkier.

A matter of minutes or longitudinal degrees can change the trajectory of the story.

In this sense, beginnings are fragile, both powerful and fragile.

The reason I want to begin at the very beginning is to inspire some inquiry around the implications of our most prevalent origin stories.”

Continued on the blog!!!

Art by: @lenamacka

Check out the link in our bio for the weekly writing by @astro.diarist 🌑

A Beginning

“Let’s go back to the birth of the Universe.

I’ve been given a long leash with this new weekly blog segment I’m writing for The Mountain Astrologer, so I figure I should use this liberty to the fullest and start from the beginning… the very beginning.

We all love a good beginning. In fact, we’re a bit obsessed with them, aren’t we?

Baby fever. First kiss. The garden of Eden. “New Year, new you.”

Our culture is rife with inception imagery and folklore, and often the story stops where the beginning ends.

“Happily ever after” equates to “we don’t want to bore you with the details because it all got a lot less interesting from there on out.”

And onto the next beginning, we go…

The entire framework of astrology hinges on the beginning: the day, the time, and the place we were born.

Without those key ingredients, all the details moving forward become a bit murkier.

A matter of minutes or longitudinal degrees can change the trajectory of the story.

In this sense, beginnings are fragile, both powerful and fragile.

The reason I want to begin at the very beginning is to inspire some inquiry around the implications of our most prevalent origin stories.”

Continued on the blog!!!

Art by: @lenamacka
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ASTROLOGICAL OUTLOOKS 2023

Happy Mercury’s day!
Dive into the latest on our blog - check the link🧚‍♀️

ASTROLOGICAL OUTLOOKS 2023
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TMA TUESDAY
January 10-16, 2022 

Art: Paul Ranson
Words: @paetratauchertastrology

As we continue our quiet journey through the wise-earth sign of Capricorn, the Virgo Moon squares Mars, “helping” our stationing planetary god of passion, action, and war gather his scattered belongings & thoughts from his long Rx trip. 
Use this energy to assess what messes have been made since Halloween that you haven’t had a chance to tend to. 
Streamline, refine, and minimize. 

On Thursday the late Virgo Moon makes a trine to Pluto and opposes Neptune. This is a problem solving aspect that requires the use of your imagination to get through whatever your quandary is. 
Today Mars FINALLY stations direct at 8° Gemini. This is where he has been sitting for almost two weeks, and won’t actually move forward until January 24. 
This completes a journey that began at Halloween. 
Time to reboot your animal instincts, shake off any misunderstandings, apologize for any quarrels and prepare yourself for a burst of energy in the part of your chart that houses 8° Gemini. 

Friday the 13th coincides with a sexy Libra Moon making a trine to Mars & Venus. We recall that in the days of indigenous magic, when Freya’s Day (Friday/Venus day) lined up with the number 13, (long connected to the Goddess via the 13 Moon cycles per year) everyone would stay home from toiling in the fields and make love all day. 
You may use this inspiration any way you’d like. There is also a lunar square to Rx Mercury reminding us that relationships always require good and attentive communication, and that truth telling is an aphrodisiac. 
A Scorpio Moon joins Jupiter in the early degrees of a Mars ruled sign on Sunday January 15, which continues the sexy vibes, but takes it much deeper and more emotional. Desire is a strong motivator, and the Scorpio Moon takes us into our private longings while Jupiter in Aries thrusts us out into the whitewater of life. Get busy today!

On Monday, the Scorpio Moon makes a t-square with Venus & Uranus, adding much electricity to the ongoing, smoldering vibe of the last few days. 
Spontaneous and intense impulses are more likely to be acted upon under this astro-weather.

TMA TUESDAY
January 10-16, 2022

Art: Paul Ranson
Words: @paetratauchertastrology

As we continue our quiet journey through the wise-earth sign of Capricorn, the Virgo Moon squares Mars, “helping” our stationing planetary god of passion, action, and war gather his scattered belongings & thoughts from his long Rx trip.
Use this energy to assess what messes have been made since Halloween that you haven’t had a chance to tend to.
Streamline, refine, and minimize.

On Thursday the late Virgo Moon makes a trine to Pluto and opposes Neptune. This is a problem solving aspect that requires the use of your imagination to get through whatever your quandary is.
Today Mars FINALLY stations direct at 8° Gemini. This is where he has been sitting for almost two weeks, and won’t actually move forward until January 24.
This completes a journey that began at Halloween.
Time to reboot your animal instincts, shake off any misunderstandings, apologize for any quarrels and prepare yourself for a burst of energy in the part of your chart that houses 8° Gemini.

Friday the 13th coincides with a sexy Libra Moon making a trine to Mars & Venus. We recall that in the days of indigenous magic, when Freya’s Day (Friday/Venus day) lined up with the number 13, (long connected to the Goddess via the 13 Moon cycles per year) everyone would stay home from toiling in the fields and make love all day.
You may use this inspiration any way you’d like. There is also a lunar square to Rx Mercury reminding us that relationships always require good and attentive communication, and that truth telling is an aphrodisiac.
A Scorpio Moon joins Jupiter in the early degrees of a Mars ruled sign on Sunday January 15, which continues the sexy vibes, but takes it much deeper and more emotional. Desire is a strong motivator, and the Scorpio Moon takes us into our private longings while Jupiter in Aries thrusts us out into the whitewater of life. Get busy today!

On Monday, the Scorpio Moon makes a t-square with Venus & Uranus, adding much electricity to the ongoing, smoldering vibe of the last few days.
Spontaneous and intense impulses are more likely to be acted upon under this astro-weather.
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WEEKLY OVERVIEW ✨
Words: @paetratauchertastrology 
Image: Sydney Rahimtoola

The Gemini Moon joined Mars in Gemini rx earlier this week, who we know is feeling rather grumpy and prickly at his station degree, so watch out for that sort of thing in yourself, and in others. If you have anything around 8° of the mutable signs, especially Gemini, you will feel this. “This” being Mars energy beaming down extra strong. Take lots of deep breaths over the next 10 days until it regains prograde motion. 

Venus has entered Aquarius, shifting our love and pleasure desires and tastes to the eccentric and strange, with a hefty need for freedom. 
 
Jupiter in Aries makes an opposition to Ceres, expanding our awareness around food and nourishment, as a way to highlight the importance of stocking up on all manner of food for you and your pets. 

Full Moon at 16° Cancer features feelings about food, family, and home as the Sun in Cap trine Uranus and Rahu in Taurus. What do you know… more emphasis on food security! It’s pretty much the most important thing going into this year. Hyperinflation, increasing substitutions and supply chain disruptions are going to become more and more of the norm. If you have savings, consider that long term storable food and supplies may become more valuable than the currency you use now to buy them. What do you know about bartering systems? Where can you learn more? This is the direction we are heading.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW ✨
Words: @paetratauchertastrology
Image: Sydney Rahimtoola

The Gemini Moon joined Mars in Gemini rx earlier this week, who we know is feeling rather grumpy and prickly at his station degree, so watch out for that sort of thing in yourself, and in others. If you have anything around 8° of the mutable signs, especially Gemini, you will feel this. “This” being Mars energy beaming down extra strong. Take lots of deep breaths over the next 10 days until it regains prograde motion.

Venus has entered Aquarius, shifting our love and pleasure desires and tastes to the eccentric and strange, with a hefty need for freedom.
 
Jupiter in Aries makes an opposition to Ceres, expanding our awareness around food and nourishment, as a way to highlight the importance of stocking up on all manner of food for you and your pets.

Full Moon at 16° Cancer features feelings about food, family, and home as the Sun in Cap trine Uranus and Rahu in Taurus. What do you know… more emphasis on food security! It’s pretty much the most important thing going into this year. Hyperinflation, increasing substitutions and supply chain disruptions are going to become more and more of the norm. If you have savings, consider that long term storable food and supplies may become more valuable than the currency you use now to buy them. What do you know about bartering systems? Where can you learn more? This is the direction we are heading.
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We hope your holidays feel and look something like this ✨

@lisa_roulette knows how to properly digest the juicy content of the 2023 YEARBOOK. 🌸

We hope your holidays feel and look something like this ✨

@lisa_roulette knows how to properly digest the juicy content of the 2023 YEARBOOK. 🌸
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