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2020 April Celestial Timings

2020 March birthday with the new Jaguar Bella at the Tucson Zoo

2020 April Celestial Timings

See NEW Video Below on Venus getting ready to emerge into the Morning Sky as the Rainbow Goddess and last month’s video on Venus and her remarkable connection to the Pleiades happening now – exact on April 3 due to Venus being out of bounds from Apr 01, 2020 at 11:14 pm PDT until Jun 01, 2020 at 04:48 pm PDT.

This month also features Venus at the Crown Chakra moving to the Soul Star Chakra end of April, all planets moving forward until April 25, Juno still in Libra Retrograde spending a total of about 11 months in Libra supporting the relational mysteries (link below), a look at Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter and the Corona Virus.

Happy Easter on Sunday, April 12 this year. Ancient cultures around the planet including the Christian observance of Easter has marked the spring season for eons of time with high ceremony and celebration. https://cayelincastell.com/easter-and-eostare/

2020 April Celestial Timings

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Easter and Eostare

Just as there are many traditions surrounding the celebration of Easter, there are many stories and legends surrounding the origin of the word Easter.

Many traditions have viewed this time as a celebration of spring, new life and new beginnings each with their own traditions and points of view. Many of the traditions we have today are inherited from times past.

Eostre, Eostare or Ostara is a Norse, German pagan Anglo-Saxon Goddess of the East, the sunrise or the dawning of a new day, the new season of spring. Read More

Pluto Saturn and The Corona Virus – A Gift?

The Global Pandemic most are calling the Corona Virus or COVID – 19 is providing us all with a Global Experience that is affecting our health, well-being, economics, social gatherings, events, schools, and how well equipped our governments are to handle this kind of health threat.

Important Dates
March 20 Mars conjunct Jupiter  22 Capricorn 45
March 21 Saturn enters Aquarius  08:58 pm PDT
Mar 22 Mars conjunct Pluto  25 Capricorn 42
Mar 30 Mars conjunct Saturn  00 Aquarius 33
Apr 04 Jupiter and Pluto Conjunct 25 Capricorn
Apr 25 Pluto Stations Retrograde  25 Capricorn
See more dates at end of this post.
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Baten Kaitos and the Belly of the Whale

February 27, 2020 Venus (22 Aries) enters the Third Eye Chakra Gate and is making her annual passage by the fixed star Baten Katos (22 Aries 13) marking the belly of the whale in one of the largest constellations called Cetus.

Mythically, Cetus is the sea monster or whale that was sent by Poseidon to punish Cassiopeia for being overly boastful about her own beauty. Cassiopeia boasted that she was more beautiful than Poiseidon’s nymphs enraging Poseidon (a.k.a Neptune). Read More

Aldebaran – the eye of perception

Osiris holding the Key to the Silver gate

…the Silver Gate is above Orion, at the centre of the Duat; the Egyptian Netherworld…represented on the ground in the Giza area.

The ancient Greeks, who received much of their knowledge from Egypt, believed that souls reside in the Milky Way between incarnations, and that there are 2 “gates” on the Milky Way. These are the Silver Gate of Gemini, through which souls descend to earth, and the Golden Gate of Sagittarius, through which souls ascend. Other versions say the souls of men (humans) can ascend by either gate, but that the Silver Gate leads to reincarnation and the ancestors, and the Golden Gate leads beyond reincarnation. The Golden Gate is also that through which the Gods descend
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The Silver Gate is just above the “hand” of Orion, who the Egyptians associated with Osiris, and they depicted him holding a star in his hand. In The Orion Mystery, Bauval & Gilbert presumed this to be the star Aldebaran.  Now, Gilbert has found that the Egyptian word for star, s’ba, also means “door”, so Osiris is holding a Star-Gate. In some depictions, Osiris is holding an ankh towards the gate, so this must be the key which unlocks the star-gate. http://www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/7.htm

This article is a work in progress with more to be added soon.

June 09, 2020 Venus rises as morning star with Aldebaran. This is a rare occurrence that won’t happen again for at least 155 years. To get your own feel for this area of the sky as a Stargate or entrance into this reality or something else entirely, it helps to connect visually and with Venus here for an extended length of time in the morning sky it will be an extra special time to visually connect with both Venus and Aldebaran.

Aldebaran is located in the asterism known as the Hyades – the daughters of Atlas and Aethra in Greek myth. The Hyades are half sisters to the Pleiades and were known as the rainy stars because their morning and evening setting was linked to the rainy season.

Aldebaran is seen as separate from the Hyades and yet is found in this asterism located in the constellation of the Bull. Aldebaran is also known as one of the four royal stars, watcher of the East (Antares, Regulus and Fomalhuat are the other royal stars) and Aldebaran is linked with arch-angel Michael (a.k.a angel of light and protection).

Whenever a planet is near this star we can imagine it is transmitting the codes of light from this gateway to our conscious awareness. Once each, month the Moon marks this area and highlights these star codes. Once each year we find the Sun, Venus and Mercury near this star, Mars every two years, Jupiter every 12 years (next pass is 2024), Saturn every 29.5 years, Uranus every 84 years, Neptune every 165 years, Pluto every 248 years. (stay tuned for more dates).

Some cultures have considered the red star Aldebaran war-like, others have considered it one of the four “Guardians of Heaven” or one of the “four sentinels watching over other stars” or one of the four royal stars – including Antares, Regulus, Fomalhaut – known as the “Watcher of the East” and others have seen it linked to archangel Michael – Military Commander of the Heavenly Host.

The four royal stars have also been characterized as Horses, reflected both in the famed Four Horsemen of Apocalypse (Revelations 6) and Chariot Horses in the Book of Zechariah. (Morse)

Aldebaran is also linked with other imagery including the Calf, the Red Deer, the sow, the ox, God’s eye, Star of Ascent, and is a symbol for a temple. Aldebaran has also been known as “the Leading Star of Stars”, because in antiquity all ecliptical longitudes were measured from it or from its opposite, Antares.) https://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Stars_alphabet.htm

The supportive energies of Aldebaran are accessed when we approach its mysteries with integrity, honor and purity of intent. Aldebaran assists us in working with grief, sadness and loss as indicated by Starlight Elixirs and Cosmic Vibrational Healing by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld http://hilarion.com/stars.html. The authors also indicate that Aldebaran is linked with the original genetic coding that allowed for the experience of free will here on planet Earth and …”the beings from Aldebaran hope that humanity may someday choose to co-create a civilization with them…”

Aldebaran is also a portal to the mysteries of the mind and when balanced with the fixed star Antares, who is a portal to the mysteries of the heart, we have a powerful stargate axis.

Original Mercury Retrograde from 2012

The planet Mercury symbolizes the alchemical magic of the mind, how we process information, how we perceive our reality and how we communicate. Mercury is also noted for being quick completing  one orbit around the Sun in 88 days. Thus, Mercury’s speed is also linked to the quickness of the mind. Our minds, our thoughts, our perceptions are not necessarily limited by time and space. Our thoughts can take us beyond these boundaries in an instant. Read More

Mercury in Aquarius

Cayelin age 6 or 7 looking far away into other dimensions

This is a work in progress. Stay tuned for more dates and insights.

Mercury stations direct at 28 Aquarius on March 9, 2020 having first entered Aquarius on January 17 to Feb 3 and returning to Aquarius via the Mercury Retrograde on March 4. This means Aquarius is the featured archetype of the mind for about 120 days.

I love Mercury in Aquarius for lots of reasons but probably mostly because it is where Mercury was when I was born. My old mind (Sagittarius Moon) and new mind (Mercury in Aquarius) are similar in the quest for expanding consciousness and awareness so growing up I totally loved thinking in ways that were different from others and saying things that would challenge their reality until I realized it wasn’t interesting or exciting for them to think about these things and was perhaps down right scary.

I learned to dial it back to some degree but often blurted out questions and observations that were unsettling to the adults and other kids my age. Luckily my parents were interested in ‘out there’ perspectives and did there best to satisfy my curious mind.

I asked questions about God wondering if God created the world then who created God? And how was God Born? At age 6 I asked questions about time – noticing how every moment quickly became the past, that the whole day I had just experienced was now in the past and even as I was asking the question it was now in the past – so what was the point of time anyway?

So yes my mind pondered cosmic questions from a young age and it took me awhile to realize that most of the kids my age weren’t thinking about these things. Aquarius does love to ignite revolutionary ideas so I would do that whenever I thought it wouldn’t get me into too much trouble. Read More

Leap Year, Leap Day

Saturday February 29, 2020 is Leap Day.

The date February 29 only comes around every 4 years representing the Leap Day of any Leap Year. 

The solar year is actually 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 12 seconds. The Gregorian Calendar compensates for the extra hours, minutes and seconds by adding an extra day, or intercalating a day, every four years.

This keeps the Gregorian Calendar from drifting away from the seasonal calendar. In fact, it takes over 3,000 years for this calendar to drift as much as one whole day.

In 46 BC the Julian calendar was created – named after Julius Caesar – reforming the Old Roman Calendar, a lunar calendar, based on the moon phases. The Roman Calendar relied on those in the know when to add or remove days to keep the calendar aligned with the the Solstices and Equinoxes – by Caesars time this Calendar had drifted a good 10 days from the actual seasonal points. In 1582 the Gregorian calendar was put into use for similar reasons and also to create a dependable calendar for collecting taxes and fixing holidays or holy days.

The Julian calendar is still in use by the Berbers of North Africa and some aspects of Eastern Orthodox Church (Russia) though now (in the 20th and 21st Century) the dates are 13 days earlier than the Gregorian calendar.

So among the other interesting factors of 2020 (or any of the years listed below) it is actually a day longer than the usual 365 days we normally observe. Read More

Juno in Libra

Juno (Roman) married to Jupiter
Hera (Greek) married to Zues

Here I sing of Hera
She has a golden throne…
She is an immortal queen
Hers is the most eminent of figures
She is the sister
She is even the wife of Zeus thunderer
She is glorious

All the gods on vast Olympus
Revere her,
They honor her even equal to Zeus
the lover of lightning
Homers hymn to Hera,
translation Charles Boer
(Irving Texas: Spring Publications, Inc., 1979)

Magical Synchronicity is currently occurring in the November 1, 2018 to June 9, 2020 Libra Cycle with Asteroid Juno (representing conscious,  co-creative, collaboration in the relational realms) having entered Libra on November 3, 2019 traveling through Libra until September 21, 2020 when Juno enters Scorpio spending nearly 11 months in the sign of Libra. The last time Juno was in Libra this long was in 2006 to 2007. It will be 2032 to 2033 before it happens again. See table below. Read More

Imbolc, Candlemass and The February Cross-Quarter

Traditionally Imbolc is the time for extinguishing old ceremonial fires and lighting new ones (representing renewal), while celebrating the return of the light symbolized by the slowly lengthening days. For some parts of the world, winter is loosening its hold and the Winter Solstice seeds are stirring, breaking free of their shells, and showing signs of growth.

The Gaelic name for Imbolc is Là Fhèill Brìghde nan coinnlean translated as Brìghde’s Feast Day of the candles. Bìghde or Bridget (meaning “exalted one”) is a Celtic goddess associated with fire and the hearth connecting her to the Greek Hestia and the Roman Vesta. Interestingly, women who are about to marry are called Brides in honor of the blessings bestowed by the Goddess of Brides (Bridget).

Imbolc is currently celebrated starting around sundown on February 1 and throughout the next day. This holy day, or seasonal cross-quarter marks the half way point between the December Solstice and March equinox continuing through February 2.

Many translations of the Celtic word Imbolc suggests it means “in the belly of the Mother” where the seeds of new life are stirring – readying for the spring – a time of rapid growth and renewal. Read More