Archive for Astrological Insights

Various Insights on Astrological Happenings

Mercury Retrograde

by Cayelin K Castell

In 2017 Mercury stations retrograde Aug 12 (11 Virgo 38) and stations direct on September 5 (28 Leo 25) passing Regulus three times.

Important Note:Mercury is stationing direct exactly on the Total Solar Eclipse degree of August 21 acting as the first major planetary activation of that eclipse. The perfection of this is beyond ordinary imaging and it remains to be witnessed what will transpire as a result. However, what we are thinking, feeling, saying and doing will very likely have an impact. Read More

Lammas, Lughnassadh, August Cross-Quarter

by Cayelin K Castell

The August Cross-Quarter or Lammas, also known as Lughnassadh: (pronounced Loo-nuh-suh) meaning harvest and victory is usually celebrated on August 1 or 2 but the actual zodiacal cross-quarter is August 7 when the Sun reaches 15 Leo.

The August Cross-Quarter marks the half-way point between the June Solstice and the September EquinoxIn ancient times, the Cross-Quarter dates between the Equinoxes and Solstices were celebrated as the “in-between time” or the mid-point between two seasons. This was a time for gaining insight and/or inspiration “in-between” realities. Said another way this is excellent time for divination, meditation, journeying and connecting with other forms of guidance. Read More

The Total Solar Eclipse – Opportunity to Activate a New Timeline

by Cayelin K Castell

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 is the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States from coast to coast in nearly 100 years the last one was in 1918 and also passed over the Bahamas. (Here is the 2017 Eclipse Map)

PLUS, this is also the first time a Total Solar Eclipse is passing exclusively over the USA since 1257, a good 760 years ago and 519 years before the United States became a country. NASA eclipse Map of 1257.

There is a total Solar Eclipse April 08, 2024 crossing Mexico, Canada, and Central America – as well as the USA but not from Coast to Coast. Map of 2024 Eclipse HERE

January 25, 2316 is the next time a Total Solar Eclipse exclusively passes over the the USA. 299 years from now.

This August 21 Total Solar Eclipse is a game changer historically. Part of a Saros series that features 77 eclipses and this is number 22.
This Saro series started with partial solar eclipse on January 4, 1639, with the first total Solar Eclipses in June 29, 1927 lasting until September 9, 2648. The series ends with a partial eclipse April 17, 3009. The longest eclipse will occur on June 25, 2522, with a maximum duration of totality of 7 minutes, 12 seconds.
Some of the eclipses in this series have occurred in 1909, 1927, 1945, 1963, 1981 and 1999. In 1999 President Bill Clinton was impeached by congress but not the senate, in 1981 we had the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. In 1963 we had the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In 1945 we had the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as the death of the sitting president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and in 1909 an assassination attempt of President William Taft. In 1927 the Deadliest School Shooting in the United States Killed 38 Children and 4 Adults.

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Edgewalking – Scorpio

edgewalkingEdgewalking in Ecstasy and the Right Use of Will –
the potential and most magnificent gift of  Scorpio.

Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 10, 2017 and will be there until November 8, 2018.
Sun, Mercury, and Venus pass through Scorpio every year and Mars passes through every 2 years. The Moon passes through Scorpio every 27.3 days traveling through this sign for about 2.5 days and there is a Scorpio Full Moon at least once each year further illuminating the Scorpios Mysteries.

Whenever any planet is in Scorpio it is featuring all shamanic themes of Death, Rebirth, Regeneration, Right Use of Will and of course Edgewalking.

The Scorpio Mantra… 

I Will, My Will, Be Thy Will. Read More

Dreaming Into Wholeness with the Serpent Bearer

Dreaming into Wholeness with the Serpent Bearer
(see follow up to this article in I am the Serpent Bearer)

Saturn is traveling with the Serpent Bearer all of July, 2017 and into August in alignment with Rasalhague, the Crown Chakra of Ophiuchus. How are we dreaming a new reality, a new form for the life we are living?

“Ophiuchus means ‘he who holds the serpent’ and that is how he is depicted.
… on equal terms with equal powers”.
[Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 1, p.31]

Astronomers redrew the boundaries of the constellations in 1928 placing the feet of Ophiuchus/Serpent Bearer (just above the body the constellation of the Scorpion) on the Ecliptic. Since that time astronomers tell us that the Sun travels through Ophiuchus from Nov 29 to Dec 18 and have made claims about how this is the 13th sign. It is NOT the 13th sign. Read More

When Life Isn’t Fair – A Saturn Story

thumbnail-largeWhen life isn’t Fair there is hope…and another way to look at it!

Healthy Saturn is necessary in any system
as it is responsible for structure and form.
Life without the Saturn principle would be similar to
the experience of always being on a large dose of LSD.
This is why it is important to understand that Saturn
is not good or bad; it’s simply the rules, and
why the best strategy is to learn to work with Saturn.

~From The Shamanic Astrology Handbook
Sourced by Daniel Giamario (
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The Uranus Pluto Square Affect Until 2018

This article was originally written in collaboration with Lauren Jubelirer. It has been Updated, Revised and Expanded in 2016.

Historically when Uranus and Pluto have come together revolutionary change has been the result. Richard Tarnas describes well researched historic events centered around what happens with Uranus and Pluto aspects in his book Cosmos and Pysche.

Any Uranus Pluto dynamic interaction – through either conjunction, square or opposition – lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 years. The center point of the current Uranus Pluto Square featured 7 exact squares that took place from 2012 to 2015. In 300 years this is the only Uranus Pluto aspect that features 7 exact aspects. (see the table at the end of this article)

Currently we have an unprecedented opportunity to consciously co-create with the intended revolutionary changes occurring now.

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The Magic and Mystery of May 20 Sun, Pleiades at the Zenith

Each year around May 20 in the current era – the Sun and Pleiades come together as they cross the Zenith point (meaning they are directly overhead) at 20 degrees North Latitude at high Noon.

This is a time the Mayans called the “Days of No Shadows” because no shadows are cast when you have a straight stick in the ground or a person standing perfectly straight. There are no shadows cast by the pyramids either… read the rest here with lots of great images… May 20 Sun Pleiades Zenith at Kukulkan

AND if If you haven’t had a chance to sign up for our FREE Online Solstice Event you can do that HERE 

Why do we have April Fools?

Cayelin_April_2016April 1st is know as All Fools Day! The genesis of our current understanding of April Fool’s Day grew out of the 1582 change in the calendar named after Pope Gregory. However, the calendar was inspired by Nicholaus Copernicus because the Catholic Church wanted a calendar that would allow them to easily plan their holy days (especially Easter) and they wanted a calendar that could be relied on to be accurate for thousands of years. Read More

Converging Timelines, Jumping Timelines, 8/8 Time Gate, and other Time related Mysteries

Each year we experience three double 8 Time Gates on August 8 or 8.8 as well as 8.17 and 8.26. Scroll to near the bottom for more.

Exploring Timelines and other Time related mysteries…updated in November of 2016.

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