Archive for Astrological Insights

Various Insights on Astrological Happenings

Venus at the Morning Star Heart Chakra Gate

by Cayelin K Castell

Each time the Moon and Venus meet in the Morning sky it marks Inanna’s passage through a Chakra Gate.

The fourth time they Moon and Venus meet it represents the 4th gate/Heart Chakra on her way to rendezvous with the Sun this summer.

Most recently this is happening on March 2, 2019 marking the fourth meeting with the Moon since Venus stationed direct November 16, 2018.

In 2019 this Venus gate is especially important for anyone turning a multiple of 8 (16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80 and 88 between November 1, 2018 and June 8, 2020) because you are in an eight year Venus Return Initiation cycle for the entire 19 month cycle.

In the story of Inanna this is where she is asked to give-up her breast plate, the vestment symboling her Heart Chakra. This means Inanna is letting go of the ways she no longer truly loves herself or others, including releasing self-judgment and judgment of others.

The Heart Chakra is linked with the emotional realms including love, kindness, generosity, compassion, and the shadowed aspects of lust, fraud, indecision, anxiety, longing, impartiality, arrogance, incompetence, discrimination and defiance.

Understanding and working with the intent of this cycle is valuable for anyone desiring a greater conscious connection with the divine feminine aspect they are investigating and integrating in this life regardless of perceived sex – everyone has a divine feminine aspect within them. Read More

Taurus Insights

This is an article in progress so stay tuned for more insights
In 2018 Uranus moved into Taurus for the first time since June 6, 1934. Uranus returns to Taurus on March 6, 2019 for about 7 more years.
Jupiter returns to Taurus May 16, 2023
In 2019 the Moon Phases line up with Taurus as follows:
Feb 12: First Quarter Moon 23 Taurus 55
May 04: New Moon 14 Taurus 11
Jul 24: Last Quarter Moon 01 Taurus 51
Nov 12: Full Moon 19 Taurus 52
Planets in Taurus in 2019
Sun is in Taurus April 20 to May 20/21

Mercury is in Taurus May 06 to May 21
Venus is in Taurus May 15 to Jun 08
Mars is in Taurus Feb 16 to March 30

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February Cross-Quarter and Stars in the Sky

February 02 is when many celebrate the February Cross-Quarter known as Imbolc or Candlemass, the festival of lights in the Catholic Tradition, also known as Ground Hog Day in the United States.

Ground Hog Day comes from a tradition that began in Europe with hedgehogs coming out of their burrows to judge if winter was nearly over. The New World did not have hedgehogs, so groundhogs were adopted. Read More

Venus at the Throat Chakra

by Cayelin K Castell

The Moon occulted Venus January 31 representing an intentional acceleration of the 3rd Venus Moon conjunction since Venus went direct in November, 2018 – activating a powerful portal into the realms of healthy communication via the throat chakra gate as Venus continues her descent to the underworld.

Also this month, February 2019 Venus is with Saturn and Pluto furthering the intent of releasing the old forms of communication that hold us back from experiencing deeper connection with others. Read More

Ix – Day of the Jaguar

See Mayan Jaguar Days for 2019 and 2020 below.

After writing this article a t-shirt fundraiser for the Jaguar came to my attention. See below for details. Here is the link to the project

Ix (eesh) is Mayan for Jaguar.
I was born on the day of the Jaguar according to the Mayan Calendar though I didn’t know it until April of 2005 when I had a session with  Don Alejandro head of the National Council of Maya Elders, a 13th generation Quiche Maya Spiritual Leader. Later that week I heard him speak at a conference in Tucson. He was quite clear that the 2012 hype was not something coming from the Mayan elders and that the Mayans had many Calendars for different purposes. (More on that another time)
During my session with Don Alejandro when he told me I was born on the day of the Jaguar – I felt myself slip into an altered state taking me back to a vision I had nearly 10 years earlier during a healing session in 1996 where I saw myself face to face with a Black Jaguar.

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Epiphany January 6

Art by Leopold Kupelwieser

Before December 25 was designated as the birth of Christ in the 4th century by the Western Church – January 6 was the date used for celebrating Christmas and is the date still celebrated by the Eastern Christian Church.

When the Western Christian Church adopted December 25 it gave rise to the tradition of the “12 Days of Christmas” that ends on January 6.

The traditional story (most likely adapted from an older tradition) features Three Kings, Three Wise Men or Three Magi (Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) following the star to Bethlehem bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child. Read More

Total Lunar Eclipse

The January 20, 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse visible in North America is a Perigee Moon amplifying the intensity of this Eclipse. Also amplifying the intensity is the Earth’s shadow on the face of the Moon for 62 minutes, starting at 11:41 p.m. EST, 10:41 p.m. CST, 9:41 p.m. MST, 8:41 p.m. PST, 7:41 p.m. Alaskan Time and 6:41 p.m. Hawaiian Time. See link below next image for additional details…

During the eclipse the shadow of the Earth is upon the face of the Moon. This January 20 Eclipse is occurring at 0 Leo 52. The Leo shadow can express as self-loathing, superiority (I am special you are not), entitlement, privilege, and elitism that we see so much of in mainstream culture today.
Ideally, this is a time for self-awareness. Then through that awareness and the alchemical nature of the eclipse the fear that drives these perspectives can be transformed into the higher vibrational energy of Love and Acceptance of self and all life – if we choose it.

Time Acceleration During Total Lunar Eclipses

All eclipses open portals from the Great Above and are opportunities to consciously connect with what is hidden within in ourselves. Total Lunar Eclipse are a time when the shadow of the Earth is passing over the face of the Moon. This means it is a time when we can literally see our own shadow.

From one Full Moon to next Full Moon usually takes 29.5 days. In a total Lunar Eclipse this nearly 30 day time frame occurs in about three to five hours suggesting an acceleration of time compressing what usually takes nearly 30 days into a few hours.

Those Living in the North and South America will get to visually connect with the totality for this January 20/21, 2019 Perigee Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse magnifying the intensity and visual size of the Moon. Read More

The Former Pole Star Vega

Venus and Saturn are with Vega much of February 2019. Exact Venus Saturn conjunction is Feb 18, 2019 at 17 Capricorn less than two degrees from Vega 15 Capricorn 32 one of the 15 Behenian (Magical) Stars. See new insights about Nekhbet below…

With Venus and Saturn together (within 10 degrees from Feb 8 to Feb 27) near the star Vega (the Vulture Star) the Goddess Nekhbet is transmitting her mysteries to the Earth through the Divine Feminine Planets of Venus and Saturn.

Many believe Saturn is masculine but the truth is Saturn is feminine having to do with sustainable forms that celebrate the gift of life and Venus goes way beyond the relational realms as she is most often described. Venus includes all the various aspects of the feminine as grandmother, mother, queen, protector, partner, lover, innovator, teacher, priestess, shamaness, healer, creative muse and much more…

See below for more on Vulture Medicine and  Nekhbet

Every year the Sun is with Vega January 4, 5, and 6 in the constellation of Lyra around the time when Earth is closest to the Sun (or perihelion). This means the potency of the illumination coming to Earth when the Sun is aligned with Vega is further magnified due to Earth’s closer proximity to the Sun.

Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra and is the famous star Jodi Foster travels to in the movie Contact. In addition to being the bright pole star 13,000 years ago, Vega is one of three bright stars in the Summer Triangle, and one of 15 magical Behenian Stars.

 This means Vega’s star power is most potent when a planet is within 6 degrees. The Sun is within 6 degrees of Vega from December 30 to January 12 every year. In 2019 Saturn is with this star (a once in 30 year possibility) and Venus and Saturn are very close as mentioned above Read More

Partial Solar Eclipse

Eclipses open portals from the Great Above and are opportunities to consciously connect with what is hidden within in ourselves.
January 5, 2019 opens the Eclipse Cauldron that completes with the Total Lunar Eclipse on January 20 – further accelerating whatever we have been intending and putting into motion. This partial eclipse is visible in NE China, Mongolia, Japan, E Russia, North and South America, Most Western Alaska.

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Jupiter in Sagittarius

Jupiter is traveling through the seasonal sign of Sagittarius from Nov 8, 2018 to Dec 2, 2019.

The Sagittarius Mystery School is focused on self-realization and enlightenment – similar to the idea that green trees create a green forest, so enlightened people create an enlightened world. Read More