The Chiron Return in astrology is a part of the cycle of time when we turn 50 years old give or take a year. Chiron is a larger asteroid in the belt and is known as the wounded healer from mythos. Its return signifies an impulse to remember and/or resolve childhood wounds. In addition it brings a sense of belonging to Earth and entry into mastery.
astrology is an analogous companion that correlates with changes in how we age and grow
I look at astrology as a guide to small and larger life cycles – a guide to the mythos of life’s mysteries and not as a ruler. An astrology teacher of mine told me not to go backpacking to Desolation Wilderness (a National Wilderness area west of Lake Tahoe on the High Sierras) one weekend. She said I was under a Saturn Transit and that I could break my ankle or some bones. I thanked her and said I would be careful. I didn’t break any bones.
A mature emotional center is able to balance contradictory emotions and/or live with them
It could also be true that astrology is an analogous companion that correlates with changes in how we age and grow. Whether you view astrology as a loose analogous pal or a mythos guide the way of healing for me has been more arduous than the emotional roller coaster I rode over most of my life. It has been more difficult because the unresolved aspects of childhood wounding have been caught in a emotional – somatic combine where I have and continue to feel chewed up.
body memory becomes noticeable
After fifty, especially for those that have worked on themselves the emotional center matures and the intellect is then available to work more closely with parsing emotions and helping to make sense of them. A mature emotional center is able to balance contradictory emotions and/or live with them – as in tolerate the inconsistencies and contradictions without “acting-out” reactions. For those that have done deeper inner work a core or essential (being) self develops and is able to remain compassionately neutral in the comings and goings of emotional states.
The seeds of auto-immune diseases may begin when we are young
After fifty the emotional body bonds with the somatic (physical) body where body memory becomes noticeable to the intellect and enters awareness. For instance the body’s habits of the sleep cycle begin if we go to bed at approximately the same time every night. So if I go to sleep at 11 pm or midnight my body will prompt me to want to sleep at that time. I certainly can use my will or caffeine imbibed at 3 pm or after to push beyond the ordinary limit for sleep. All our habits, good and bad are held in our bodies.
Below the age of fifty it is easier to use our will and the plastic flexibility of the body to override body memory much more easily. The seeds of auto-immune diseases may begin when we are young and we don’t pay attention to the signs because of the plasticity of the functions of our bodies and our wills that push past physical limitations.
Awareness is the first step is solving a problem
As an incest survivor complex emotions of closeness due to love and abhorrence due to the infliction of physical pain by my caretaker and relative have come to rest in an autoimmune disorder of psoriatic arthritis. When I was a child I confused the bogeyman with the bugger man. I imagined that no one would want to touch me because my body was covered with abhorrent scabs and buggers from the nose. A relative tied me up at night in such a way as to affect my fingers where the pain of arthritis is rooted. The arthritis is analogous to the conflict of unresolved love and hate etc. stuck in the body.
Awareness is the first step is solving a problem. Most people intellectually know that they have a body but they are often not present there in the body unless pain draws our attention to an imbalance. Disease itself is not just emotionally based. The etiology of diseases are in part environmentally oriented due to an increasing toxic world, genetic and by hazard.
To be continued…
Sacred Day: Friday April 13, 2018 at 13:13:13 GMT
The patriarch authority in the form of Christian monks demonized all Goddess worship in order to suppress and replace pagan rituals.
Friday or the Goddess Freya was called unlucky by the Christian authority because it was a day of the sacred female divinity. Friday the 13th was made to be unlucky because it was associated with the 13th month of the year in the Menstrual Calendar. 
In many religions Friday was (is) considered the 7th day of the week and is the most sacred day.
Fish was eaten on Fridays as a fertility right, which was later absorbed into a Christian ritual. 
The Church in Europe used the Julian calendar. Peasants used the Menstrual or Goddess-Given calendar. The Lunar calendar was 13 months of 28 days each, each week being 7 days. (13×28=364 plus 1) – was the Menstrual Calendar that conformed to the cycles or phases of the moon namely:
The Moon cycles correspond with a woman’s menstrual cycle thus the Menstrual Calendar. 
Chinese women established a lunar calendar about 3,000 years ago dividing the stellar sky into 28 “mansions” that the moon transversed. The Great Mayan calendar had first been based on “her menstrual cycles”. The word “mensis” is Latin for month, Greek, Middle English and High German – moon. 
No one knows – as in a documented sense where this suppression and demonization of woman / the Goddess arises. Astrologer Jeffery Wolf Green writes about the end of the matriarchy and beginnings of the patriarchy in his astrology books. The male rebellion against the Goddess appeared to contain the seeds of the hatred and repudiation of the feminine within a patriarchal dominated culture.
Green states (am I am summarizing and paraphrasing) that women believed that spirit – the divine worked through men to delivery the seed for children to come into the womb of women. Men were superfluous vessels for the seed to be carried. The seed or sperm did not originate with men it originated in the divine feminine and men were hollow vessels in service to the Goddess. The matriarchy raised children in a group setting, there was no family with a man as the leader. All property was held communally. There was no need for weapons of war, no armies, no defense against invaders because everyone lived this way for a few thousand years. 
Green states that men became increasingly angry over time and began to over throw female leadership in a violent acting-out manner of raping, pillaging and murder on a massive scale. 
What evolved out of that was the family. The man was the leader and the owner of woman and children. I would be remiss if I didn’t write about the legacy of anger that each man holds over women, other men and children as well as dominion over “the earth”.
Some men continue to act-out this anger in the context of the patriarchal system without any self-awareness. Other men have or are continuing to struggle to examine the legacy of anger and the anger within themselves to find a cause for it and work on resolving it responsibly as it arises.
Until more men can and do step forward individually and as a group to own the accountability and responsibility for crimes against the other outside their gender then the legacy of anger will continue. This hard-wiring of anger is oppositional to all the principles of the matriarchy and the divine-feminine.
Friday 4/13/18 at 13:13:13 Universal Time (1:13 pm GMT London, England)
The Divine Feminine Numbers:
Friday as the 7th day of the week represents constant rapid change
Four represent a foundation to be built upon
13 – the 13 months of the lunar year or menstrual calendar
2018 – 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11
11 is Justice and/or a master number for building the new.
The Tarot Numbers:
month – 4
date – 13
hour (in military time) – 13
minutes – 13
seconds – 13
last two digits of the year – 18
equals – 74
add – (20 – the beginning two numbers of 2018) 2 + 0 + 7+ 4
equals – 13
add 1 + 3 = 4
13 is Death or Transformation (the Divine Feminine Principle)
4 is The Emperor – a principle of growth through a foundation of conflict seeking resolution
[All degrees in the chart (see illustration) are rounded up one degree if the number – not in bold is 1 minute or greater.]
Patriarchal Authority is highlighted and exhaled in authoritarianism. It is poised for a yang-based transformation triggered by a revolution of self. Patriarchal authority continues to go through a cycles of death and rebirth and this same authority is transforming the divine feminine. Goddess energies are making spiritual and emotional connections to the world community. Goddess energies are most likely to reveal an abundance of secrets set to transform the world of authority aka the patriarch. Communications and thinking are likely to be intense and in conflict seeking resolution with authority.
1. The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker “Friday” pg 325-326
2. The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker “Menstrual Calendar” pg 645-648
3. Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul, Volume 1, Jeffery Wolf Green
Demi-Day is your Half-Birthdate (Shadow Birthdate).
Add six months to your birthdate and Eureka –your Demi-Day. Demi means half in French. Demi Day is literally half-day and in this context Demi Day is Half-Birthday. I’ve been using it for years to assist those in celebrating the golden and dark shadows as a way to acknowledge “the other”. And our Demi-Days or Demi-Dates are good days to celebrate, have a party or go out to dinner while honoring the shadow.
My father was a diatriber with a vengeance and had to be right.
We’d like to think that we include all others in our lives, but really that’s impossible other than in a divine metaphysical manner. There are toxic others that we eliminate from our daily presence or “unfriend” on Facebook. Then we may have friends that have characteristics that we don’t like, find irritating, grating and/or annoying at times.
At one point in my life I was massively irritated around those that talked non-stop until I realized that I did this also, from time to time – also known as pontificating or the dreaded diatribe. My father was a diatriber with a vengeance and had to be right. When met with opposition after his diatribe (of righteousness) he would threaten or become combatively violent.
two gunslingers in a draw a shoot out in the street
A great assist in my understanding of the demi-day has been my study of astrology. People are often satisfied with a reading of the Natal (Birth) Chart – “Okay that’s who I am, wow,” or “I knew that.” As readers you probably know your Sun Sign. The sign opposite your Sun Sign is 6 months away. If your Sun Sign is Leo then your opposite is Aquarius and so on:
Taurus —————– Scorpio
Gemini —————- Sagittarius
Cancer —————- Capricorn
Leo ——————– Aquarius
Virgo —————– Pisces
Libra —————– Aries
Each opposite sign could be your golden shadow – all that your project on the other that is good and wonderful; or your dark shadow where the opposite sign becomes that which you shun because it represents all that is darkness and subterfuge. Yet opposites attract holds meaning. In astrological talk to many hard angles in relationship with the other (as in romance, marriage, business etc. – opposites, squares, inconjuncts (also called quincunxes) and sometimes conjuncts can mean the destruction of that relationship. Softer or more harmonious angles bring in the glue that binds relationships together (trines, sextiles and sometimes conjuncts).
Balancing oppositions may require a center, a neutral place within…
Opposites between planets in our own charts are the most difficult to deal with and if you reading this it means that you’re managing it. But what are opposites? The dictionary gives these choices: “diametrically different, an antagonistic position, contrary to one another or to a thing specified” * Another way of looking at the oppositional angle a 180 degree angle in Astrology is through enemies engaged in battle, lawyers arguing a court case or two gunslingers in a draw a shoot out in the street. The opposition is the most difficult to deal with both outside ourselves and in internal struggle. Balancing oppositions may require a center, a neutral place within and/or a witness self.
A Demi-Date Astrology Reading
Diplomats search for common ground between opposing parties when the energy for fighting and warring becomes less. The common ground could be a midpoint between the two views. In astrology this is the angle called a square – a 90-degree angle. This is still a conflict and yet it is a conflict that seeks continual resolution – a growth angle.
I am developing a Demi-Date Astrology reading to understand your shadow and help you develop a way to work with it through celebration and spiritual growth.
The and place of your birth determines your Ascendant or Rising Sign and then determines your house placement and what planets are in each house. The first house is the house of the self. The opposite house – the seventh house is the house of “the other” or the not self. This is another “place” of looking at an exploring shadow. And finally one could look at your Shadow-Return – the place the Sun returns to each year that is opposite your natal sun.
In the meantime find someone that you find irritating and hang with them and celebrate your annoying differences just for fun. Party on…
Part One (Part Two – The Summer Solstice 2018 – coming soon…)
Astrologically the winter solstice in the northern hemispheres is the Sun moving from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Included is the winter solstice chart for Washington DC (see chart above).
This winter solstice is the epitome of the patriarchy both the higher vibrations of the patriarchy and the lowest vibrations.
Capricorn is an earth sign represented by a Mountain Goat, tenuous and tough and very grounded practical and dependable. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. Many people who know a smattering about astrology get freaked when a Saturn transit occurs, but Saturn transits are about focus hard work, discipline, constraint and accomplishment.
There is likely to be a delusional and deceptive force at play in injected new life into patriarchal goals.
This winter solstice is the epitome of the patriarchy both the higher vibrations of the patriarchy and the lowest vibrations. Since I set the chart for Washington DC the solstice sun is set in an exalted place for patriarchal accomplishment geared to make money internationally and poised for truth. Saturn and Sun are conjunct meaning their energies are blended. Work and authority will drive the economy to new heights. The danger here is probably obvious – the GOP and Trump’s greed are established in a race to make the most money domestically and internationally. (Venus in Sagittarius – Venus representing money, Sagittarius’s – international focus on money and truth.) Watch for accidental leaks of truth saying during this time. Mercury will be retrograde at the solstice bring intensity to thinking, communication both verbal and written. There are likely to be mistakes. If the GOP Tax scam is passed before Friday at 8:50 pm EST while Mercury is retrograde then the flaws will become evident and possible help dismantle the law.
Transformational energies of networks and institutions are likely to be amplified.
The placement of Neptune – spirituality and cosmic consciousness may seem to magically fuel the American economy as defined by the Stock Market and international corporate investment (Sun Saturn), but through secret agendas and murky plots – i.e. cover-ups. There is likely to be a delusional and deceptive force at play in injected new life into patriarchal goals.
Uranus – revolution-evolution, trickster, disruptor energy blended with fighting for justice and/or the oppressed (asteroid Pallas Athena) is part of this winter solstice
High trickster energy may enter to disrupt and /or augment the greed and money making rush. There will probably be an emotional conflict of secretive actions versus doing the right thing for all. Transformational energies of networks and institutions are likely to be amplified.
On an individual basis beginning a new project may succeed based on hard work – so what else is new – and as long as that hard work is aligned with a spiritual “right path” then there is a greater chance of success.
The movement for truth and the transition team to takes us peacefully from patriarchy to the forming partnership paradigm can also be seen in the winter solstice chart. (Uranus – revolution-evolution, trickster, disruptor energy blended with fighting for justice and/or the oppressed is part of this winter solstice).
Mercury and The Moon are chief players in this confluence…
An astrological event such as the one we find ourselves in now (11.28.17) and an upcoming 12.3.17 full moon with 12.2.17 Mercury retrograding dancing around Saturn for a second time will no doubt be interesting.
Mercury Retrograding dancing with Saturn direct
First – Mercury has been hanging around at 29 degrees Sagittarius and will go retrograde on Saturday, December 2 at 11:34 PM PST and then direct on Friday, December 22 at 5:51 PM PST at 13 degrees of Sagittarius. I subscribe to a different interpretation of the meaning of retrograde that most Western Astrologers, one that is held by Jyotish or Hindu – Eastern Astrologers that purports that retrograde planets due to a closer proximity to Earth – then the energies of the retrograde planet are more intense.
truths about authority being exposed or surfacing in a messy fashion
When a planet is at 29 degrees of whatever sign it is in it is considered karmic because it represents the penultimate of that sign. All the good, bad and ugliness of that sign is crammed into that end degree and since there are no lines in space it also is on the cusp meaning that it has characteristics of the next sign. If you were born on the 19th to the 22nd of any month you may have your Sun at 29 degrees and have had extra karma to deal with-which is probably no big deal because you have survived and have been dealing with it.
With Mercury retrograding at 29 degrees blending its energies with Saturn – we will have intensely karmic thinking and communicating that could produce outbursts and faux pas of gargantuan proportions (Sagittarian) that will more than likely contribute to truths about authority being exposed or surfacing in a messy fashion. A piece I wrote at the beginning of November about astrological and male sexual abuse of women (and men) – these issues will continue more truths will surface be talked about https://psychesweather.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/abuses-of-male-sexual-power-astrology/ .
Gemini ruled by Mercury is an expression of thought appearing in chaos and merriment to solve complex problems verbally in local communication with another.
These issues will continue and all those that have been oppressed by sexual abuses and other kinds of abuse will grow more intense as authority is questioned and challenged. It may be likely that if the GOP Tax Scam is passed by the Senate that it may not come to pass between the House and Senate and with truths surfacing about POTUS that will put him closer to impeachment. If it the tax scam passes it will with good certainty be repealed.
Monday, December 6th could be an explosive day for a revolutionary truth about authority that could support the underdog / oppressed.
Mercury retrograde – or the intensities of thinking and communicating big ideas and truths will present revolutionary ideas and challenges to authority supporting the oppressed between December 2nd and the 22nd. (Mercury blended with Saturn –in Sagittarius in harmony with Uranus-also retrograding blended with Pallas Athena– asteroid also retrograding in Aries).
Full Moon in Gemini
Gemini is an interesting sign – the twins. I liken it to going to the opposite ends of the earth to hold the space of oneness together in the center. Gemini ruled by Mercury is an expression of thought appearing in chaos and merriment to solve complex problems verbally in local communication with another.
Full Moons are always opposite the Sun and represent an emotional – coming to fruition of whatever seeds were planted during the last New Moon (on November 18th) at 26 degrees nineteen minutes Scorpio. The cycle of the Moon is about emotional cycles within us as well as gravitational effects upon us. https://psychesweather.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/a-moon-cycle-ritual/
Mercury in retrograde may prompt fierce and seemingly chaotic discussions fueled with grandiosity or largess, sound like someone we all know? Well there is an authority – Saturn in revolution – Uranus nearby to blurt out truths – on the low side. On the high side – creative communications and ideas emerge in revolutionary / evolutionary ways under a new emerging international authority allowing balance actions (Mars / Actions in Libra / Balance in a fight with revolution supported by the truth of the people.
or the Astrological Correlatives of the Abuses of Male Sexual Power / Why now?
Uranus Trine Saturn – revolution/evolution impacts authority and forces disruption and change. For context we can look to 1966 when Uranus was opposing Saturn (180 degrees) and the upheaval of the 1960s – Civil Rights, Ending the war in Vietnam and exposing government corruption via Watergate. Oppositions are akin to “Mexican Stand-Offs” or gunslingers’ draw and shoot-outs. When oppositions are resolved much energy is released.
On the low side it’s about brash self-service, destructive revolution.
Now there is fighting happening within systems of government to bring about change through the political systems via some of the old ways – marches and protests as well as supporting candidates writing and calling our representatives. Marches and protests have the context of previous Saturn-Uranus cycles as it was in the 1960s – most recently.
Uranus represents electricity and electromagnetic energies that manifest as trickster energy, disruption, freedom, evolution, and networking – as characterized by the media, electronics and the Internet. Saturn represents hard work, discipline, time constraints, and authority as well as recognition for quality work (the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and the Oscars are examples of Saturnine rewards).
…realizing truth on a global scale and coming from a generous and magnanimous place about working with truth.
Uranus is traversing the Aries constellation. Aries is about bold yang (male) linear leadership, fighting for what is right. Aries is a fire sign and as such represents all that is quick, impulsive and volatile. Uranus in Aries is leading the new evolution and revolution in bold ways on the high side. On the low side it’s about brash self-service, destructive revolution. Whatever way Uranian energies are expressed low or high they cannot be ignored and change will happen and shaped by Saturn authorities.
Saturn is traversing the Sagittarius Constellation / Nebulae. Sag is a fire sign as well and represents truth and blurting out truths, generosity, grandiosity and global thinking. On the high side of Saturn in Sag is working towards realizing truth on a global scale and coming from a generous and magnanimous place about working with truth. On the low side of Saturn is Sag is becoming dogmatic with perceived truths expressing opinions without careful thought in a grandiose fashion.
Uranus and Saturn or Revolution / Evolutionary leadership and the hard work of truths are working harmoniously (trine aspect of 120 degrees) to find a solution. For example working through the systems of government – through the GOP philosophy or progressive philosophies to find what works.
Uranus Conjunct (blended with) Pallas-Athena – revolution of the underdog, justice, karma of men
Pallas-Athena is an asteroid of 512 kilometers in diameter (310 miles) with an elongated orbit whose astrological meaning is derived from Greek Mythos – wisdom, creative intelligence, skill, courage, fighter for the underdog, justice and father-daughter relations. Early in 2017 and going into next year (2018) Pallas Athena has been traveling direct and retrograde through Aries and Taurus. It has passed forward and back from 29 degrees Aries. The 29th degree of any planet in a sign represents karma of that sign both paying back and receiving payment. Pallas-Athena clearly is revolutionizing the karmic debt incurred by powerful/lust men in relations with women and /or anyone in a normal weaker / one-down position such as a child or subordinate. The 29th degree of Aries (Aries being the sign that rules Mars – male or yang energy and the god of War) Pallas brings justice from a karmic perspective to the excesses of patriarchal energies through the revolution of Uranus.
Pallas-Athena Trine Saturn– Goddess energies bring justice through truth.
Coastal fog obscured what would have been a partial solar eclipse in the wine country of Northern California.
I meditated instead.
I felt a profound peace coming from how the event pulled everyone together. I felt a collective sadness.
I felt a physical realignment to Earth’s core and a reconfiguration on my 2nd chakra, birth chakra and solar plexus.
I felt peace in my heart the the burdens of sadness, although I was not identified with this sadness. It was there and I was witness to it.
The eclipse is the shadow of the moon obscuring the light of the Sun on the Earth. Shadow elements of the blockage of the Sun (in late Leo – proud heart of love) is bringing forth its opposite hate, fear and violence to be released.
The god of war – Mars is also associated with action and leadership – on the high side and anger, violence and aggression on the low side. Mars is a (male) yang planet. Mars in Leo can be pushy and dynamic and is associated with the eclipse, part of the shadow.
The impulsive/ dark side violent energy of Mars in Charlottesville was fueled by Moon in Aries wildly impulsive prone to emotional outbursts.
The shadow of fear and hatred has come to light. One of the perpetrators has lost his job. Others are under investigation for their crimes.
The Illinois State Legislators have proposed a law:
In 999 AD there was a total solar eclipse in Southern Europe. The combination of the ellipse with the calendar – the upcoming 1000 AD produced interesting effects. Many people believed the world was going to end. Farmers stopped tilling their fields. Many people gave property and “worldly possessions” to The Roman Catholic Church.
There was a famine
On New Year’s Eve 999 many huddled in churches waiting for the end. When nothing happened many demanded what they had given to the church back. The Church Fathers said no. There was a famine and the middle/business class collapsed. It took Middle Class took ten years to rebuild.
Many succumbed to a similar hysteria around the Y2K virus. A friend never recovered from going into debt in preparation for the collapse and has been looking into conspiracy theories for new collapses.
Endings and beginnings are based on the invention of language that feed ego.
Astrologers and the current eclipse are predicting big changes and transformation. There is a need in a culture based in capitalism for events and a cellular desire / fear-aversion for endings (also built into Judaeo-Christian and Islamic philosophy). Endings and beginnings are based on the invention of time and language that feed ego functions in us all. While eclipses occur four to seven times per year – both solar and lunar. Solar and lunar eclipses are approximately two weeks apart from one another.
A Solar Eclipse both total and partial are positions of the Moon in front of the Sun casting a shadow on Earth. A Lunar Eclipse is the shadow of Earth that blocks the Sun from illuminating the Moon. The symbology of eclipses or metaphors in Solar Eclipses – unconscious or “the dark side” of personality / inner self comes to light and in Lunar Eclipses – unconscious or “the dark side” of emotions come to light – because we observe the process.
The Astrologers I have read so far regarding the eclipse event do NOT predict exact events. It’s all rather vague, claiming transformation. There are some reasons for this:
According to astrological cycles the new moon / solar eclipse (August 21, 2017 at 18:30 UT, 2:30 pm EDT, 11:30 am PDT) are about new beginnings having to do with revealing the shadows of the emboldened ego /self. (Trump’s chart relates strongly to this eclipse – more later on that.)
a new world could be opening into a shared power base
Astrologically the obvious major influences are the release of shadow elements regarding authority and a revolution. This could portend a shift of power in the world – ie the USA being dethroned as the top of the heap of the Superpowers and / or a healing of that power.
Communication will be intense (as in negotiation – perhaps) – Mercury in retrograde and fraught with possible deceptions and/or lofty ideals as a one-world government etc. – Neptune (ideals / spirituality, illusions and delusions) opposite Mercury.
Regulus – a “fixed” star has been in Leo for the last 2,000 years and has recently enter Virgo. Regulus – meaning royalty and those that serve royalty (the patriarchy) has moved into Virgo – innocence and healing bounded by a spiritual community.
This looks to be a time of stand-offs that are painfully entering a new time of healing.
Trump could get a karmic kick in the butt
Looking at this as a key opening a lock: a new world could be opening into a shared power base. In other worlds the patriarchal hierarchy is gone and this new way of a community of shared power is emerging. It could be felt in how all our relationships work – assuming you don’t take the role of the parent or child and instead become a peer.
Trump’s natal chart reflects his impulsivity and his karma. This eclipse could reveal his shadow and end up with a karmic kick in the butt.