Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 | Astrology Students, Venus stories | Write Comment
Time line: November 5, 2013-March 5, 2014
Venus cycles allow us to get in touch with our intimate desires—not merely in terms of relationship—but also about what we wish to have, do and achieve in the course of our lives in order to feel fulfilled and in harmony with our soul. The Venus cycle, as it weaves in and out with the precision of a metronome, is perhaps intended to bring us internal harmony—allowing us to be at peace with our choices.
It’s been eight years since we last lived through this Capricorn part of the Venus cycle, November 2005-March 2006. Once again it is time to re-evaluate what is of true value and significance to us personally. Venus has been in Capricorn since November 5, 2013 and will remain in the sign until March 5, 2014. Naturally Venus is in Capricorn once a year for her usual 24-day visit. The cycle is now reaching its peak in terms of duration within Capricorn, which will last for next 40 years, beginning now and the dates will be identical: November 5 to March 5. The previous time this part of the Venus cycle took place November 5, 1762-March 5, 1763. I am screaming this is RARE and we should pay attention! See dates in the future and in the past. › Continue reading
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 | Astrology for You, Astrology Students | Write Comment
- Mercury is in Scorpio 29.9-4.12.2013
- Retrograde in Scorpio 21.10-10.11.2013
- Beware 11-21.10, 2013
Mercury is in intense Scorpio—superficiality is unacceptable! We need to talk it out honestly and openly; no matter how challenging/difficult that may feel. Hiding behind the screen of your choice is not the best option; face to face would be best. We have an ideal time now for repairing relationships in our lives, the ones that have gone off kilter. We have a wonderful opportunity to connect with people on a deeper, more profound level. Now is the time to tackle tedious projects, get organized with data, information and yes get that computer sorted out, find and correct issues–and get that website, software (anything with coding) up to the standard you desire. Without actual planning the background work on the new and improved www.astrologicallyspeaking.com began the moment Mercury moved into Scorpio. I posted this article there, but for now you won’t see it… the site is being re-built.
My standard advice for these Mercury Rx periods, this go around October 11-November 10 are:
- Check your emails, texts and communication missives of any kind before hitting send!
- Back up your computer files, those clouds can be just as unpredictable as the external hard drive you are not sure works or how…
- Be prepared to reschedule
- Give yourself extra time to get there rather than arrive late
- Get you vehicle serviced in a routine fashion, because these are times when problems with those show up
- If you need to buy anything with wiring (most things are these days) get extended warranty unless the cost is for what you consider ‘disposable’. With warranty the product will be replaced or repaired at a cost to someone else
This year Mercury will have spent six months in the element of Water. A few weeks into us looking at our lives as through a pensive, our favourite trickster will begin his motion against the grain. We finally have a planet to BLAME. I forgot, I made a mistake, jeez I added an extra digit when paying that bill…how do I get my money back… we all know the drill. › Continue reading
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 | Astrology for You | Write Comment
I just launched a new monthly column. The Sun moved into Libra and the Equinox took place at 13:44 PDT. The column has very long write ups for each Sun sign, and you can read all about it at http://www.astrologicallyspeaking.com/Libra2013.html. The columns will be published on the date the Sun changes to a new sign, and in the future are not likely to be this long and detailed. However, as I have written very little about the planetary weather over the past 20 months, I had a lot to say. I hope you enjoy the insights.
Saturday, September 21st, 2013 | astrologer's diary, Astrology for You | Write Comment
Since the 1930s newspapers have been publishing horoscopes based on Sun signs. The trend began in August 1930 in the London Daily Express with a brief horoscope delineation of the chart of Princess Margaret. Up until then any astrological writings and forecasts were found in astrological calendars. The focus of those was mundane forecasts and always the attempt to predict something that is likely to happen. Calendar-maker and astrologer plus astronomer etc. was always a linked job.
Over the decades these have become popular, and for the masses the representation of what astrology is. There is more to astrology than those daily, weekly, monthly and annual horoscopes we see in the media. New students and novice astrologers tend to feel indignant about how shallow/inaccurate horoscope columns are. Recently on a closed Facebook-page (invitation only) dedicated to astrologers texting with other astrologers have had a heated debate about this. The two sides there always are. Some think that these columns help introduce astrology to the masses, others think these columns shouldn’t be written because it reduces astrology to horoscope writing and real astrology is deeper. Of course it is, to an astrologer a horoscope is a full picture of planets (not just the Sun), signs, houses, aspects and whole array of other tools. It takes years to become proficient in the language of astrology. I have been teaching students for many years now and on average state that it takes about four years of continuous study to be able to look at a horoscope for a person and be able to talk to them about their unique lives and how it might unfold. Notice I said might—we do have free will to make choices and thereby alter our lives by taking another route. A horoscope is like a map of our lives, which gives insights into who we are; what kind of relationships we attract and what challenges we face on the delightful, heartbreaking journey that is life. People are more complicated than a Sun sign, each of us very unique—first we need to learn the similarities and then all those factors that change that. › Continue reading
Sunday, September 1st, 2013 | Astrology for You | Write Comment
As I celebrate 25 years as a professional astrologer (happened earlier this year, rather quietly) I am offering a $25 discount on all of my consultation rates. Check it out at www.annemassey.ca/consultations or click on the menu-tab above.
Sunday, September 1st, 2013 | astrology basics, Astrology Students | Write Comment
I am excited by being able to offer an online classes starting in October. I am offering a comprehensive basic astrology course, which covers the curriculum set by the Canadian Association for Astrological Education for level 1. This course is designed to take you from no prior knowledge to being able to do rudimentary chart analysis. Building a strong foundation in the basics allows us to learn the advanced topics with more ease. The exams toward certification are offered by the CAAE, typically in May each year. Visit their website for details and to register. Read about the classes by using the menu above or http://www.annemassey.ca/classes/#abc
Living Sky–Astrology in Action
This year I am beginning a two semester online class, the Living Sky (details under the classes tab) designed to teach students who have learned the basics such as the CAAE level 1 and can identify planets, signs and aspect symbols and know the basic keywords, to learn about astrology in action Learning fluency in this symbolic language translates to learning to read the natal chart more effectively. The course also teaches you about transits, electional astrology (choosing the best time for an action), about synastry (the astrology of relationships) and more. I have been looking at this living sky through the lens of astrology for a quarter of a century and don’t seem to tire doing so. The credo of astrology should be timing, timing, timing…the incredible cycles repeat but no moment ever repeats (I do mean ever!~) http://www.annemassey.ca/classes/#living
Registration is open and deadlines for signing up are at the end of the month, please check out the classes page for all the pertinent information and to pay your registration fees.
Astrology of Relationships
I am offering this course in person only at this point. Relationships are the most challenging thing we deal with in life. There is what we contribute and have to offer, then the equation changes to a couple and of course there is a chart for that. Timing of relationships is something astrologers are frequently asked about…In this workshop format course we will learn about that as well. Pre-requisite Level 2 or equivalent. Read more about it http://www.annemassey.ca/classes/#relationships
If you have questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.574.9545
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 | astrologer's diary, Astrology Students | Write Comment
I edit and write for the Guild News, the publication of the Fraser Valley Astrological Guild. The Summer 2013 issue is online at www.astrologyguild.com/newsletters featuring many write ups about the Prince George, the latest addition to the British Royal Family. I wrote about his chart with several colleagues contributing articles, it is 10 pages filled with insights and more…check it out.
Thursday, June 20th, 2013 | astrologer's diary, Astrology for You | Write Comment
The Sun moves into Cancer June 20 at 22:04 PDT marking the beginning of a new season — summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern. The Sun moves into Cancer. As you may notice, I have not posted horoscopes other than the long raging ones. Saturn in Scorpio with horoscopes is at www.astrologicallyspeaking.com — the planetary influence of Saturn remains with us until the end of next year. Read more… I am working on getting a new column started later this year.
The past year Jupiter has been in Gemini, potentially making us busier in an area of our lives. I personally have taken on more projects than I can handle. My deadlines and attempts to complete these have had to become very flexible (not a particular strength for me) — and at times impossible to meet. I love Gemini energy, but for me personally it tends to bring distractions galore!
So let’s look at this month, these months of astrologically begin when the Sun changes signs. The Sun marks the monthly rhythm in our lives; our personal year begins when the Sun returns to the same position as it held when we are born (list of dates, etc. at the bottom of this post). During the first month of our year, the focus of the energy is on us personally — it is an ideal time each year to make resolutions for our year; something to remember particularly if our New Year’s resolutions were quickly forgotten. When the Sun moves into the following sign, we tend to be focused on our money, resources and trying to decide what it is we value the most (time is an asset). The third month brings the focus to how we communicate, how we schedule our time and our interactions with people in our daily environment (traditionally siblings, cousins, neighbors, etc.) The list (here is the link) of the Sun’s motion is at the bottom of this page, you can work out your months starting with your sign, and looping up to the top should the dates and before the year for you completes. › Continue reading
Monday, May 20th, 2013 | astrologer's diary | Write Comment
I am giving a talk at the Fraser Valley Astrological Guild June 13, 2013 about the lot of fortune and spirit. Read about it at www.astrologyguild.com. As I celebrate 25 years as a professional astrologer, I will be launching a new monthly column—similar to the one I was writing a few years back. I will post an announcement once it is ready to go. I will also have special offers on consultations and reports. I am currently training my software to listen to dictation to save my fingers.
The Sun slips into Gemini this afternoon, and the world of ideas expands. We are getting a little bit of respite from the overwhelming amount of water in the astrological sky. Gemini is about variety, exploring options and finding fresh insights. At the end of May both Mars and Mercury also move into Gemini, we’ll all be busier and life potentially more interesting. I think the second half of the year in progress will be less stressful than the one we are about to leave behind. There are changes coming up, and I am at 90 percent; making progress and finding my way toward the future.
I will be out of my office this week, back in my office Monday.
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 | astrologer's diary, Current Planetary trends, Venus stories | 1 Comment
On March 29, Venus catches up with the Sun and begins her nine-month journey as an Evening Star. Venus meets with the Sun in Aries at four year intervals. She alternates between being direct and retrograde, at the moment Venus is direct in Aries. In 2009 the Sun caught up with Venus while she was moving backwards, also in Aries. The two had a meeting only one degree earlier in the Zodiac—now at 8°11 and last time at 7°16’ on March 27. In 2009 we had the New Venus in Aries and now we have Full Venus in Aries. While Venus is never far from the Sun, the two only meet each other at nine-month intervals and only in five signs concurrently. Each sign hosts the meetings for about a century—that magical hundred years of fairytales—and then moves to the previous sign for the next century. Presently those five signs are are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio and Capricorn. In each of the signs Venus moves backward, the Capricorn cycle preceded by Aquarius…The Leo cycle started as the Virgo one ended.
This year, Venus is rather influential in the chart for the event, welcome respite from the stressful, life-altering outer planets and the havoc they represent in the world. In the illustration, those of my readers who are not astrologers, note that the planets drawn in pink are under the auspices of Venus. Venus herself is in her own stretch of Aries. The glyphs in purple are under the influence of Jupiter and the green Mars is influenced by Mercury, who in turn is in Jupiter’s sign but in the stretch of the Zodiac that belongs to Venus.
When I completed my manuscript on Venus and Llewellyn accepted it for publication, my copy editor sent me a Wiccan blessing my way, I will post it below. Feel free to replace the word Goddess with something that is part of your personal belief system. BTW, I would like to mention that when the book hit the bookstores in 2006 there was Full Venus in Scorpio.
I am a child of the Goddess
I am well, I am happy
And I am loved
Abundance is mine, because
As a child of the Goddess
I am empowered to create miracles
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At A Glance
My annual at a Glance laminate is available in Pacific and Eastern Time Zones as well as UK and EET (in Finnish)..This is a tool I have created for myself for many years now. All the pertinent information right at my fingertips, each year a little different (I have the past years within easy reach for when I need to look back).
At a glance has the lunations, inner planet aspects, Mercury, Venus and Mars details, outer planet aspects, the seasons, Sun's ingresses, outer planet aspects, planetary stations, and my notes about when something occurred last.
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