Posts in Astrology
Recap From Astrology 101 Workshop

Yesterday, the Mountain CUUPs chapter in Boone, North Carolina invited me up to lead an Astrology 101 workshop. I’ve given this one a few times before, and am looking forward to fine-tuning it for future classes. Until then, here is a brief review of what we covered for friends present and friends away.

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AstrologyPat Mosley
The Ascendant, Sun, & Moon Signs

In natal astrology, three signs provide the keys to understanding the individual. They are the Sun, Moon, and ascendant. While the Sun sign gives us a general idea of the person being analyzed, the Moon provides a glimpse into their internal character, and the ascendant provides insight into their socialization and preferences. Horoscopes for each of these signs can be considered day to day, but will only provide answers relevant to the aspect they are describing.

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AstrologyPat Mosley
The Lust of Gods Through Venus Retrograde

You may, as most astrologers recommend, look for where Venus transits in your natal chart’s houses. However, I think it’s best to avoid over-thinking this one. Let Venus reach out to your subconscious, and let Mars urge you ahead. Give in when your feelings become intense. Hide nothing from yourself. Take joy and deep self-knowledge.

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AstrologyPat Mosley
Emerging on the Other Side of Pluto Retrograde

Whether Pluto is transiting our lives in any fashion or not, he can be understood as the influence of birth-death-rebirth myth cycles in our self-growth, as well as transpersonal deep dives into the core whys of our life choices. In these degrees of Capricorn, Pluto moved through the second and third decans of the sign, corresponding to the Two and Three of Pentacles in the Minor Arcana.

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AstrologyPat Mosley
September 24th Aries Full Moon

Aries brings us more than just fire. His influence can be felt in our initiation of new projects and ideas. And his temperament can be felt in the sparring of big personalities I’m sure you’ve noticed too over the last few days. This Moon gives us the confidence to speak our minds and stand our ground, although it’s up to us to keep these boons centered from the heart (or to live with the consequences should we choose not to).

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AstrologyPat Mosley
Feeling All Sides of Life with Libra Season

We may be faced with the consequences of past decisions and relationships we have left behind. Our unconscious may bring past lovers and forgotten friends to the foreground of our thinking. Our emotions may seek answers to why we rejected or were rejected from these relationships. Libra cautions us to trust in the movements we have made to exit these situations already.

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AstrologyPat Mosley
Planting Your Best Life With New Moon in Virgo

Just like with any other garden, it's important to sketch out your plans first. Plant when the Moon is in a Water or Earth sign. Harvest by Air, and prune when the Moon moves into Fire. By setting your intentions in this moment, this lunar cycle can bring about powerful changes in the development of your soul's purpose through this lifetime.

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AstrologyPat Mosley
Are We Aligned to Our Sacred Values?

On September 6th, Saturn stations direct in Capricorn after a 5-month retrograde cycle that begin in April. This period has been all about evaluating the way we are living in accordance or discord with our life purposes and the values we hold sacred.

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August 26th Pisces Full Moon

With Mercury now direct and Mars stationing direct on the Monday after this Moon, our minds are beginning to clear. The way forward through emotional and verbal challenges is becoming apparent. Pisces asks us to consider the wounds and tender spots these retrogrades have exposed.

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AstrologyPat Mosley