Sunday, June 27, 2010

☆♥*♥☆Transformative Dragonfly~Hummingbird Charm☆♥*♥☆

By Lorraine Valente

During the Spring and Summer I note the first sitings of hummingbirds and dragonflies.  Birds and insects are "winged-ones" and are Divine messengers, each bestowing their own wisdom at precisely the correct time in one's life.

My first hummingbird siting was on Sunday, June 6th, mid day, the day of the Moon/Jupiter conjunction in the sign of Aries. Mercury, also a winged messenger, entered it's comfort sign, Gemini on June 10th, days before the New Gemini Moon. Like the hummingbird, Aries is quick on it's toes, or wings, energetic, and ever fleeting. When hummingbird appears, speaking your personal truth is most important as time is of the essence. Hummingbird denotes charm, flirting and joy in love and dating.  Phone calls, communications, invitations are all possibilities when hummingbird darts into your life!

For the last few days though, I've been seeing dragonfly cruising amongst flowers moistened by the sprinkler.  It has been especially hot and humid on the East coast, in the 90's. Similar to the hummingbird, dragonfly "hovers".  It's form is quite delicate and lovely, silhouetted against a vibrant floral landscape.  Dragonfly is an insect, and are fascinating creatures. Dragonfly's prism-like wings are shimmering, luminescent jewels. They captivate the onlooker and possess the ability to draw one into the illusive dream state. Dragonfly is attracted to water, symbolic of emotions, intuition, illusions and the unconscious. They adapt easily to the environment and embrace a life of change.  Transformation is their keyword and is synchronous with the theme of yesterday's Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn.  

When dragonfly appears, the message is discarding what no longer serves the common good.  If it doesn't serve your Higher self, it's unnecessary. Is someone "hovering" over you, watching you? Attend to your inner life and unconscious motivations.  Then make peace with the past in order to embrace change. Remember to drift along like the wind, follow the breeze, wherever it its infinite wisdom.... knows.

Enjoy your day and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente

☆♥*♥☆Strong Sun Moon~Flicker ☆♥*♥☆

By Lorraine Valente

In Native American Astrology, those born from June 21~July 22nd are born under the Strong Sun Moon and their animal totem is the Flicker or Woodpecker. Their color is pink and they are part of the Frog Elemental Clan. The flicker is a member of the woodpecker family and is known for its perseverance and relentlessness in the face of something it desires or needs for its security or children. The flicker is quick, precise, and detail oriented.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

☆♥*♥☆The Chariot~Number VII~Cancer☆♥*♥☆

By Lorraine Valente

In the tarot deck, card number 7 is called The Chariot, symbolic of the depth of nurturing Lunar folks provide. The Chariot is the director of his own destiny so long as he stays focused along his path. He is in control and holds the reins of his feelings. He leads the way with unwavering focus, ambition, and determination. It's apparent he's anxious to get to where he wants to go, which isn’t always where he needs to be. Sometimes this focus and determination is detrimental. It’s important to look up from time to time and attend to what is going on around you. Overly ambitious, excessive desire to pursue a goal “at any cost” can result in “not seeing the forest from the trees” and will actually sabotage one’s goals rather than achieve them!

☆♥*♥☆ Upcoming Cosmic Events ☆♥*♥☆

By Lorraine Valente

June 26, 2010~Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse at 4 degrees Capricorn conjunct Pluto.

July 5, 2010~Uranus stations retrograde at 0 Aries

July 8, 2010~Jupiter turns North in declination

July 11, 2010~New Moon Total Eclipse at 19 degrees Cancer (not seen in N. America)~Below

July 21, 2010~Saturn re-enters tropical Libra

July 23, 2010~Jupiter stations retrograde at 03 Aries 24'

July 25, 2010~Jupiter squares Pluto

July 26, 2010~This is the 5th Saturn/Uranus opposition

July 31, 2010~Mars & Jupiter turn South in Declination

July 3~Mars conjoins Saturn at 0 Libra

August 3, 2010~Jupiter, retrograde, squares Pluto again

August 6, 2010~Venus turns South in Declination

August 13-14, 2010~Uranus re-enters tropical Pisces

August 16, 2010~Jupiter opposes Saturn

August 20, 2010~Mercury retrogrades at 19 degrees Virgo

August 21, 2010~Saturn squares Pluto

September 8, 2010~Saturn turns South in declination

September 8, 2010~New Moon at 15 degrees Virgo 41'

September 8, 2010~Venus enters Scorpio

September 8-9, 2010~Jupiter re-enters tropical Pisces

September 12, 2010~Mercury stations direct at 05 degrees Virgo 26'

September 14, 2010~Pluto stations direct 04 Capricorn 47'

September 14, 2010~Mars enters Scorpio

Enjoy your day and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente

Sunday, June 20, 2010

☆♥*♥☆Summer Solstice~Sun enters Cancer☆♥*♥☆

By Lorraine Valente

Happy Birthday Cancer~The Moon-Child!

For those born between June 21~July 22nd. The Key Phrase is: I Nurture.

On June 21st, the Sun enters the sign of Cancer at 00 degrees. Uranian Astrologers link 0 degrees to all cardinal signs. Cardinal energy (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) initiates, is action oriented, and outgoing. These signs are restless, often impatient, open to change and project that energy onto others and the environment. Others may view them as domineering because of this desire to make things happen. Cardinal energy represents movement from an inner, passive quality to an assertive, outer quality. It is our will to be noticed, like seedlings pushing their way through the soils surface towards the warmth of light. Interestingly, there are fewer geomagnetic disturbances in the ocean at the Solstice points of June/July (Cancer) and December/January (Capricorn) than during the Equinoxes.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ New Moon~Gemini ☆♥*♥☆

By Lorraine Valente

     Three days before the New Moon is called the Balsamic Phase. The Balsamic Moon appears after the waning Crescent Moon, just before she completely vanishes from visibility ushering in the dark of the Moon, the New Moon. During this darkness it is time to retreat, become receptive to nuances and impressions, and to let go. Whatever information or answers are needed will eventually be illuminated. This is why the New Moon is symbolic of change and new beginnings. The dark of the Moon is a gate of inspiration.
     The Balsamic Phase is also called the "Wishing Moon". It's an auspicious time to create that which is desired.  Particular focus may be given to the sign of the New Moon and where that sign falls in your birth chart.  The June 12, 2010 New Moon falls in the sign of Mercury-ruled Gemini at 21-22 degrees.  This is a communicative, lively, busy, nervous, mutable, air Moon.  The area of life in which this New Moon falls in your chart may experience spontaneous activity.

     On the East Coast, the New Moon appears at 7:15am.  By 7:35 pm the Moon is Void-of-Course (VOC)  until it enters it's own sign, Cancer, at 9:50 pm EDT.  Chiron, Uranus and Jupiter are at 00 degrees, also ushering in new energy and a brand new cycle.

*Make a Wish....Blow a Kiss to the Universe~! *

     Remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person. Enjoy your weekend, and Happy New Moon!

Lorraine Valente