Saturday, 28 February 2015

VOC diary for the week beginning 2nd March 2015



Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time 

Monday 2nd March: *********************
                                                 
Tuesday 3rd March: VOC in Leo from 08:47

Wednesday 4th March: VOC in Leo ends at 11:57
                                                        
Thursday 5th March: VOC in Virgo from 18:36
                                                 
Friday 6th March: ----------------------------------

Saturday 7th March: VOC in Virgo ends at 00:52
                                
Sunday 8th March: *************************

Hong Kong Time

Monday 2nd March: VOC in Cancer ends at 07:34
                                                 
Tuesday 3rd March: VOC in Leo from 16:47

Wednesday 4th March: VOC in Leo ends at 19:57
                                                        
Thursday 5th March: **********************
                                                 
Friday 6th March: VOC in Virgo from 02:36

Saturday 7th March: VOC in Virgo ends at 08:52
                                
Sunday 8th March: *************************
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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Living Astrologically - My Lunar Patterns


The moon transits each sign for 2.5 days so it goes around the chart once a month.  


I've noticed that Moon in Aries puts me in an uplifting mood, as it also conjuncts my natal Mercury.

Moon in Taurus used to make me binge eat, but since becoming consciously aware of this behaviour, I've been able to actively control this indulgence.

I used to dread the lunar goddess transiting my 12th house as it would really drag down my mood.  Since my acquaintance with family constellation though, I've noticed the moon doesn't stir up my hidden emotions as much as before - probably because I've been consciously digging up those 'ghosts' during my constellation work so more and more of the emotional triggers are being removed from the depths of my psyche.

Another lunar transit I used to dislike was Moon in Sagittarius.  Yes, I know it's supposed to be fun  when we gallop into the distance with the Archer but not when it triggers my solar T-square with Neptune and Saturn!  Again, family constellation has cleared away some of my solar issues so now I can finally enjoy the carefree spirit of the centaur......

What do you notice when the moon transits through your houses?

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

VOC diary for the week beginning 23rd February 2015


Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time 

Monday 23rd February: VOC in Aries ends at 00:28
                                                 
Tuesday 24th February: VOC in Taurus from 02:57

Wednesday 25th February: VOC in Taurus ends at 04:35
                                                        
Thursday 26th February: VOC in Gemini from 08:43
                                                 
Friday 27th February: VOC in Gemini ends at 12:49

Saturday 28th February: VOC in Cancer from 17:53
                                
Sunday 1st March: VOC in Cancer ends at 23:34

Hong Kong Time

Monday 23rd February: VOC in Aries ends at 08:28
                                                 
Tuesday 24th February: VOC in Taurus from 10:57

Wednesday 25th February: VOC in Taurus ends at 12:35
                                                        
Thursday 26th February: VOC in Gemini from 16:43
                                                 
Friday 27th February: VOC in Gemini ends at 20:49

Saturday 28th February: *************************
                                
Sunday 1st March: VOC in Cancer from 01:53

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

New Moon in Aquarius (take two) 2015 - On the Brink of Change

The New Moon this month occurs in the final degrees of Aquarius at 29 degrees 59 minutes.  We stand upon the precipice of change, from the logical and humanitarian Aquarius (air) to the Universal and nebulous Pisces (water).  


This new moon is due to join the existing Pisces brigade (Neptune, Chiron, Venus and Mars), intensifying the imaginative and compassionate energy of this water sign.  Venus and Mars enter Aries two days later, igniting the dream locked within the psyche and unleashing the desire to actively go about grabbing what makes your heart sing.

With Mercury in Aquarius sextile Saturn (traditional ruler of Aquarius), we are endowed with an element of detachment as we go about reaching for our heart's desires in the practical world.  

The previous Aquarius New Moon in January was in the early degrees of Aquarius, which conjunct my natal Venus.  This time, it conjunct my Mars.  Can't wait to see what awaits me ahead.....

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Monday, 16 February 2015

Living Astrologically: Venus-Mars conjunction in Pisces

The current Venus-Mars conjunction in Pisces sends a sextile to my natal Moon in 10th house of career.  

Recently, I've been struggling with a career decision, so I asked for a sign from above....I didn't think much of it once I had surrendered the situation out to the cosmos....since yesterday though, I've been getting the same message delivered to me in various ways, over and over again.....'Be brave and take the plunge'......

However, with Mars in Pisces, I'm still not feeling the 'oomph' to take action (yes, it's tempting to run away from it, Pisces style!). I can feel it in my blood that I do need to make the change eventually.......perhaps when Mars and Venus enter the dynamic and highly motivated sign of Aries on Friday 20th February, which exactly conjunct my natal Mercury, I might finally be able to feel the courageous energy descending upon me, urging me to take action....

What's this nebulous pair doing in your chart?

Saturday, 14 February 2015

VOC diary for the week beginning 16th February 2015


Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time 

Monday 16th February: VOC in Capricorn from 20:16
                                                 
Tuesday 17th February: VOC in Capricorn ends at 00:13

Wednesday 18th February: VOC in Aquarius from 23:47 to 23:47
                                  (yes that right, only one minute)
                                        New Moon in Aquarius at 23:47
                                                        
Thursday 19th February: VOC in Pisces from 23:01
                                                 
Friday 20th February: VOC in Pisces ends at 23:12

Saturday 21st February: **************************
                                
Sunday 22nd February: VOC in Aries from 00:35

Hong Kong Time

Monday 16th February: *************************
                                                 
Tuesday 17th February: VOC in Capricorn from 04:16 to 08:13

Wednesday 18th February: ***********************
                                                        
Thursday 19th February: VOC in Aquarius from 07:47 to 07:47
                                  (yes that right, only one minute)
                                        New Moon in Aquarius at 07:47
                                                 
Friday 20th February: VOC in Pisces from 07:01

Saturday 21st February: VOC in Pisces ends at 07:12
                                
Sunday 22nd February: VOC in Aries from 08:35

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Astrology Library - Beginners



Here are some of the books I've used when I first embarked on my astrological studies:


General


The Contemporary Astrologer's Handbook by Sue Tompkins

Stephen Arroyo's Chart Interpretation handbook by Stephen Arroyo

Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements by Stephen Arroyo

Astrology, Karma and Transformation by Stephen Arroyo

Alan Oken's Complete Astrology: The Classic Guide to Modern Astrology by Alan Oken


Houses


The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas

Houses of the Horoscope by Alan Oken

Rulers of the Horoscope by Alan Oken


Aspects


Aspects in Astrology by Sue Tompkins

Planets in Aspect by Robert Pelletier


Moon's Nodes


Astrology for the Soul by Jan Spiller


Chiron


Chiron and the Healing Journey by Melanie Reinhart


Psychological Astrology


Dynamics of the Unconscious by Liz Greene & Howard Sasportas

The Development of Personality by Liz Greene & Howard Sasportas

The Luminaries by Liz Greene & Howard Sasportas

The Inner Planets by Liz Greene & Howard Sasportas

Saturn by Liz Greene

Saturday, 7 February 2015

VOC diary for the week beginning 9th February 2015


Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time 

Monday 9th February: VOC in Libra from 11:58
                                                 
Tuesday 3rd February: VOC in Libra ends at 07:05

Wednesday 4th February: **********************
                                                        
Thursday 5th February: VOC in Scorpio from 05:32 to 16:46
                                                 
Friday 6th February: **************************

Saturday 7th February: VOC in Sagittarius from 15:14 to 22:24
                                
Sunday 8th February: **************************

Hong Kong Time

Monday 9th February: VOC in Libra from 19:58
                                                 
Tuesday 3rd February: VOC in Libra ends at 15:05

Wednesday 4th February: **********************
                                                        
Thursday 5th February: VOC in Scorpio from 13:32
                                                 
Friday 6th February: VOC in Scorpio ends at 00:46

Saturday 7th February: VOC in Sagittarius from 23:14
                                
Sunday 8th February: VOC in Sagittarius ends at 06:24
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Friday, 6 February 2015

Living Astrologically: Mercury going direct - February 2015



Mercury is due to go direct on Thursday 12th February, having been roaming backwards in Aquarius for the past 3 weeks.  To be fair, personally, this current Mercury retrograde hasn't been remotely as disruptive and bumpy as previous ones, despite the fact that it visits my natal Venus 3 times......


Mercury retrograde is a way for the Universe to deliver a message to us.  That message is related to the sign in which Mercury retrogrades in. 

 (Aquarius is about breaking free from the cell that we have imprisoned ourselves in.  The Aquarian energy urges us to think beyond the conventional path.)  

The message reminds us that something needs to be addressed; something which you have been procrastinating about; something that has been pushed to the back of your mind 'for another day'.  The delivery date occurs around the midpoint of the cycle, i.e. around 30th January 2015.  What happened around that day?

I've mentioned elsewhere that I've been digging into my subconscious world using the insightful tool of family constellation.  After many rounds of digging, crying, and reconciling with my past, I feel my boundary is beginning to toughen (a Piscean's life time issue - I have Pisces Sun square Neptune), and this has a knock on effect on my own sense of self worth (Venus).  I can say no without feeling guilty.  I know when to back off without feeling bad.  I know what I want and won't buckle under external pressure and ridicule.  

I received the midpoint message right on 30th January.  A friend mentioned a plan to me which I had already thought about a year ago but didn't have the confidence or energy to execute.  Hearing the idea this time round, I feel that I could definitely do it... it'll take time, but it's well within my capability. 

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Living Astrologically: Venus, Neptune, Chiron & Mars in Pisces



With the current Pisces stellium in Venus, Neptune, Chiron and Mars conjunct my natal Sun and Mars (in the 8th!), you would have thought a romantic encounter of the dreamy kind might be on the cards.  However, astrology is a symbolic language of the stars. What really manifested in the end was that I met another fellow astrologer in town and together, we chatted about astrology and I ended up reminiscing on how I first fell in love with this celestial technique......


What's happening in your life under this fishy cluster?