Feb. 18, 2019 – April 14, 2027
Our pain is not personal but belongs to every man and woman alive.
~ Debbie Ford
Chiron’s mythology has played a very important role in Astrology and society since 1977, when it was discovered. Astronomers assert that Chiron is a minor planet, as well as a comet. Chiron’s dual distinction is rather fitting, since Astrologically, Chiron is represented by the Centaur (half horse and half human) — characterizing our dual nature — spiritual beings in a human form. Due to his dualistic form, Chiron was ostracized and alienated, which led to his quest for integration, acceptance, and healing. Through this journey, Chiron himself, became a respected healer. Chiron’s expertise is in alternative forms of healing — psychology, human rights, and mysticism — subjects that have become increasingly widespread throughout the world since Chiron’s noted sighting.
Astrologically, Chiron is often referred to as “the rainbow bridge” because he links our external world of materialism to our internal world of spirituality and consciousness. Also known as, “The Wounded Healer” or “The Shamanic Healer,” Chiron represents our collective and individual physical, emotional, or spiritual wounds. Because Chiron’s healing wisdom comprises alternate forms of treatment like acupuncture, herbology, psychology, etc., his Astrological influence in our horoscope supports natural, holistic, and alternative forms of medicine. Chiron’s position in our horoscope illuminates the area of life that requires a vigilant awareness and commitment to our well-being. It is through this awareness that you can embrace your deepest wounds and retrieve the fragmented parts of yourself, and thus be made whole again.
Chiron last passed through Aires from 1969–1977. Therefore, if you were born during this period you will experience your Chiron Return sometime between now and 2027. Since it’s the first sign of the zodiac, Aries instinctively seeks to discover a strong sense of self. In order to do this, it can take on a “me first” persona, as in the case of Aries, the desire for freedom and unrestrained action helps to uncover one’s true nature. Through this first zodiac sign, we are led to follow our impulses, and therefore, the evolutionary intentions of our soul. Under a Chiron return we can no longer accept the status quo and are eager to have a deeper sense of meaning in our life. We commit to the healing, and ultimately, the changes that will make our new life possible.
If your Chiron or Sun is in Aries or you have other Aries planets in your horoscope, you can look forward to this next decade as a special time of bridging the material with the non-material. Chiron’s presence will encourage you to recognize and embrace the dynamics that keep you from achieving a deeper connection to your true “self” so that you can achieve your most meaningful potential.
Even without a major planet in Aires, your horoscope will be affected by the transiting planet–comet because it will pass through one or more of your astrological houses. The symbolism of these houses will reflect the specific areas of life needing your attention and healing during this period.
Healing yourself can require the strength of the Centaur, as well as the Aries attributes of courage, instinct, and freedom. It requires intense focus and the deep desire to leave behind that which no longer serves you.
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© 2021 by Linda Kaye
Dec. 19, 2017 – Dec. 16, 2020
The planet Saturn begins its journey through your Astrological horoscope at the moment of your birth. Its complete cycle through the zodiac and the 12 houses of your Astrological chart takes roughly 29 years. The Saturn Return occurs when Saturn passes through the sign it was in at the time of your birth and will be in effect for approximately two-and-a-half years. You will experience the Saturn Return twice in your life, typically around age 28-30 and again at 56-59. If you were born during 1988 – 1991 or 1959 – 1961 you were born with Saturn in Capricorn and are currently experiencing your first or second Saturn Return.
When Saturn returns to its natal position in your chart you will undergo one of the most intense maturation periods of your life. In general, Saturn Returns are precursors to strong and sometimes painful yearnings for change. During this period you will be divinely guided to relinquish anything in your life that does not support your future life goals and purpose. You may find yourself feeling compelled to prioritize your objectives and activities so you can make the best use of your abilities for the next 29.5 years.
This can be a very stressful and trying time because the security of the past is familiar and safe, whereas the future is still unformed and therefore uncertain. Among many things, Saturn represents karma, responsibility and accountability. This will be a critical time requiring you to act with extreme integrity.
The Saturn Return brings about endings and new beginnings. The universe will unveil unhealthy and incongruent living and working conditions that can no longer be tolerated. This recognition can bring about enormous change, which may at times feel completely out of your control.
If you resist your personal nature and desires during your Saturn Return, the next 29.5 years could bring much suffering. If you willingly embrace Saturn’s courageous force then the transformation you make during this period can bring long term stability and future security.
Saturn in Capricorn
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Copyright 2017 by Linda Kaye
Commonly referred to as the Serpent Bearer, Ophiuchus is said to have been a real man. Star maps depicting the snake holder originated in ancient Greece during the first century.1 And now, more than 2000 years later, the mythology of Ophiuchus seems to be asking us to awaken to our destiny and embrace our spiritual evolution.
Both the Greeks and the Egyptians placed importance on the meaning of this ancient 13th constellation — for it is Ophiuchus who resides between the transformative sign of the Scorpion and Sagittarius. This is significant because the Sagittarian Archer points his arrow to the center of our Milky Way Galaxy and this pivotal point is where our solar system will align on the Winter Solstice of 2012. It is also at this time that the Mayan peoples have prophesized a spiritual rebirth for humanity.
Ophiuchus was described by the ancient Greek philosophers and Astrologers as the Doctor of Medicine, the seer of wisdom, and seeker of peace and harmony. Snakes are believed by many ancient cultures to be connected to healing and rebirth because they slough their skin every year. The Eastern traditions associate the serpent with Kundalini, which means coiled energy, or awakening of consciousness. Snakes are also representative of the underworld, transformation, and alchemy — turning base metal into gold — and “the Golden Age.”
Because Ophiuchus is a constellation and not a zodiac sign, Western Astrology does not recognize it within the Astrological horoscope. However, we certainly can integrate Ophiuchus’s archetypal meaning into our individual and collective consciousness to assist in the transformation of our spiritual evolution.
- The above map by Johann Bayer, Ophiuchus, is one of the 48 constellations named by Claudius Ptolemy for the Greek word “Serpent Bearer.” Ophiuchus is shown grasping the constellation Serpens. Bayer’s Uranometria is one of the most important celestial atlases of the 17th Century and the forerunner of allstar atlases which contained 51-star charts, of which 48 were Ptolemaic constellations. (https://www.raremaps.com)
Copyright 2011-2021 by Linda Kaye
Sunday, August 26, 2018
4:56 a.m. Pacific Time
“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to
be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” — Deepak Chopra
Pisces is the mystical sign that represents union — the unending quest of humankind to merge with divine. The eternal Piscean search for union (whether conscious or not) can permeate your dreaming and waking reality. From this vantage point, the Full Moon in Pisces is highlighting the balance between self and other, offering an important reminder that our ultimate relationship is the integration or union with the divinity that exists deep within us. The veils between the Earth and spirit realms are thinner when Pisces is emphasized in the heavens, so you can expect your daily activities to feel dreamier and more surreal than usual over the next couple of days.
Astrologically, the light of a Full Moon illuminates the area of our life symbolized by the zodiac sign in which it falls. Full Moons always occur when the Moon is in opposition to the Sun. The Sun will be in Virgo during this Full Moon and will, therefore, emphasize the Pisces–Virgo themes of healing. Both these signs are sensitive to environmental pollutants and toxins. The good news is that the awareness of your sensitivities can encourage purification and ultimately the integration of body-mind-spirit. Both Pisces and Virgo are mutable signs, which are flexible and adaptable to change. Take advantage of this restorative Full Moon and create healthy new routines that allow you to connect to divine and create improved ways of living.
“Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you’re making
a choice, ask yourself if it’s going to cultivate the experience of unity and
love or the experience of separation and stress.” — Deepak Chopra
Mercury is sounding a proud and powerful roar during this Full Moon lunation as it makes its dramatic rise over the eastern horizon. It is the ruling planet of Virgo and while traveling through the sign of Leo it calls us to creatively actualize heart-mindfulness: to think and speak from our heart and not our ego. Leo is also associated with children and romance, providing us with opportunities to evaluate whether we are nurturing our inner-child, and creating romantic moments of honoring and loving the self.
“Holding on to something is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate.”
— Deepak Chopra
Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac and represents the culmination of a cycle — endings in one or more areas of life, or simply letting go of habitual patterns that no longer serve your highest wellbeing. During this paramount time on our planet, many of us are experiencing ongoing changes that require relinquishing comforts associated with old ways of being. Even the most difficult culminations will serve your highest good as they simultaneously prevent unnecessary crises and suffering that result when necessary changes are resisted. Therefore, embrace and honor the wisdom of fluidity that this Full Moon is granting and dream new and exciting visions into your future.
Pisces Full Moon Key Words: Flexibility, Dreamtime, Intuition, Suffering, Healing or Healing Crises (of body-mind-spirit), Culmination, Union with Divine,
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye
The Centaur & Wounded Healer Journeys Through the Sign of Pisces
Feb. 8, 2011 – Feb. 18, 2019
Chiron’s mythology has played a very important role in Astrology and society since its discovery by astronomers in 1977. Believed to be a comet, Chiron—represented by the centaur— symbolizes alternative forms of healing, psychology, human rights, and mysticism— subjects which have all become increasingly widespread throughout the world since its noted sighting.
Astrologically, Chiron is often referred to as “The Rainbow Bridge” because he links our external world—materialism—to our internal world of personal spirituality and consciousness. Also known as “The Wounded Healer,” or “The Shamanic Healer,” Chiron represents our collective and individual physical, emotional, or spiritual wounds which can be healed using natural, holistic, and alternative forms of medicine. His presence illuminates the area of our life that requires a vigilant awareness and commitment to personal healing. It is this awareness that will allow you to embrace your deepest wounds so you can retrieve the fragmented parts of yourself, and thus be made whole again.
Fittingly, Chiron just left the sign of Aquarius which governs, among other things: the internet; friendships and social groups (noted by the prevalence of social media outlets, smart phones, etc.); and isolation. It is important to recognize that obsessions to facebook and other new communications, such as texting, can be attributing to a collective societal disconnect from the heart and soul that results in a deeper sense of isolation for many. On a positive note, this new Aquarian technology has created unprecedented and global information sharing that can be used to heal one another and our societal structures.
Chiron last passed through Pisces from 1960–1969 and if you were born during this period you will experience your Chiron Return sometime between now and 2018. Pisces is represented by the separating fish and depicts the separating desires that lead you further and further from a direct heart and soul connection to the divine. Because it is the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces represents culminations. Pisces is the sign most associated with the healing that occurs as we embark on a journey of connection to the omnipresent consciousness that is accessible within us all. It is through Pisces that we ultimately find the union we seek—the union with our own heart and soul; the union that leads us back to our divine source.
If your Chiron or Sun is in Pisces, or if you have other Pisces planets in your horoscope, you can look forward to this next decade as a time of spiritual, physical, and emotional healing. Chiron’s presence will encourage you to recognize and embrace the dynamics that keep you from achieving a spiritual connection to the divine so that you can achieve your most meaningful potential in life.
Even without a major planet in Pisces, your horoscope will be affected by the transiting comet because it will pass through one or more of your astrological houses. The symbolism of these houses will represent the specific types of healing you can expect to experience during this time.
Healing yourself requires the courage of the centaur, as well as the Piscean attributes of trust, faith, and surrender. It requires intense focus and deep purification of that which no longer serves you as we move into “The Shift of the Ages”, a momentous era of spiritual evolution that first begins within our own hearts.
Copyright 2011 by Linda Kaye
Tuesday, May 15, 4:48 a.m. PDT
The Moon will move in to the sign of Taurus on Sunday, May 13 around noon. When the Moon travels through Taurus we are each given an opportunity to honor all things earthly. In the sign of the bull, the Moon is ruled by Venus and becomes dignified as it grants Venusian prospects of good fortune. Under Taurus’s lunar influence you may want to relax, to experience the finer things in life, and to seek emotional security and comfort through the sensual pleasures of gourmet food, fine wine, and chocolate.
Astrologically, Taurus represents both the material and spiritual realms: From a material perspective Taurus is the sign that correlates security with survival — what brings us security, or allows us to feel secure, will promote our survival. In our Western world we often find ourselves associating our security (personal value and self-worth) with our growing or diminishing financial status. Therefore, you may find yourself pondering your personal value and net-worth during this potent lunar phase. Ultimately, however, Taurus’s divine purpose is to teach us how to embrace self-reliance, self-worth, and self-love from a place deep within ourselves. When Taurus seeks spiritual awareness, one becomes attracted to the esoteric laws that are revealed through the study and practice of the ancient wisdom teachings. This intention is sought by the soul, in order to obtain union with its higher nature and to spiritualize the earthly human form.
This Full Moon is ruled by Aphrodite’s planet of Love — Venus. Venus is synonymous with LOVE and when associated with Taurus she is asking us to cultivate a loving relationship with self so we can love the other unconditionally. Venus is currently traveling through the zodiac sign of Gemini and she is making a sextile aspect to Uranus — the planet that inspires and ignites us to “wake up” and change. This year’s New Moon in Taurus is especially important because it is occurring on the same day (May 15) that Uranus is moving into the sign of Taurus following its 7-year passage through Aries.
With these Venusian and Uranian influences you can expect to “awaken to” what it means to love (Venus) from a place of freedom (Uranus). Can you create liberation for yourself and others by loving without attachment? If yes, then you should be aligning with an internal sense of worthiness, that brings a deep inner strength, serene peace, and love of self — ultimate freedom. If like most of us, however, this attainment seems impossibly difficult, then you may want to embrace the energies associated with this potent New Moon, along with Uranus’s movement into Taurus, to mindfully (Venus in Gemini) set intentions to do so.
Lastly, both Taurus and Venus correlate to our values. What do you truly value and how do you love others based on those values? Expect to hear the word “value” quite frequently over the upcoming 7-year period, as it will likely become the new “buzz-word” during Uranus’s movement through the Venusian sign of Taurus. You can also anticipate a new awareness, one that will awaken you to how you relate based on your personal values; and how your individual way of relating creates or denies security and love in your life.
Following are some suggested Taurean intentions for this New Moon:
- To appreciate beauty and the finer things in life without a need to possess or own.
- To display self-worth that radiates inner security regardless of my financial status.
- To honor and nurture my individual gifts and values.
- To love myself and others unconditionally.
- To allow others the freedom to not love me.
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye