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July 2012 News

Summer Solstice Greetings

Summer Solstice Stonehenge Here in the Northern hemisphere, the Sun has reached its maximum ascent, and with the longest hours of daylight illuminating our conscious mind, many of us have likewise reached the greatest extension of ideas associated with our Gemini house. The recent transit of Venus and the solar/lunar eclipses in this sign have intensified much seeding and fertilizing activity in our mind-streams. Now as the Sun pauses and changes directions, it is time to narrow the many possibilities and focus on those we want to nurture as the Sun now shines its light upon our Cancerian urges.

With my Gemini Moon in the 11th house, UAC was certainly the grand culminating flourish to this past year of travels and teachings. It was great good fortune to be part of this gathering of the astrological tribes from many nations and traditions, deepening friendships formed over the years and initiating new ones. One highlight of each UAC has been to participate in Michael Lutin’s musical productions.

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May 2012 News

May Day Greetings

Roman fresco of Flora Greetings to you on this May Day, which the ancient Romans celebrated in honor of Flora, the goddess of flowers.

During this season when the blaze of wildflowers covers the earth in dazzling arrays of color, Jupiter has been culminating over my Midheaven. I’ve had the great good fortune to travel to many places teaching astrology and will share some of the highlights from these visits.

But first, a few words about the upcoming Venus ‘transit’ or occultation which occurs on June 5 as Venus can been seen moving across the face of the Sun along its outer rim. This is a rare celestial event, which takes place only about once each century and comes in pairs that are 8 years apart. The astronomy is similar to that of an eclipse of the Moon.
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The orbital plane of Venus is tilted at a slight angle to that of the ecliptic – the Sun’s apparent path as seen from earth. The two points at which these planes intersect are designated as the nodes of Venus – the point at which the path of Venus orbit crosses the ecliptic from south to north motion is the North Node at 16 Gemini and where it crosses as it travels from north to south is the South Node at 16 Sagittarius. The degrees of these heliocentric nodes remain almost constant over millennia. When there is a conjunction of Venus and Sun and it occurs on the degree of one of these nodes as it will on June 5 when the Sun, Venus, Venus North Node are all at 16 Gemini, we have an occultation or eclipse of the Sun by Venus as she is seen to pass over him.

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December 2011 News

Travels in Greece: Starlotus Sacred Site Tours

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Each time I visit Greece, she reveals yet another layer of her beauty and indomitable spirit. This October, we were fortunate to be there at a historical moment, able to witness and take part in the passionate nationwide strikes and protests by the Greek people against the austerity measures being imposed upon them by foreign interests. The fountainhead of Western participatory democracy still flows forth with vibrant life force.

My travels began on October 1 with a week in northern Greece before I met up with the tour. Mary Lou Miller and Kate Petty joined me in an idyllic retreat on the remote island of Samothrake that houses a pristine and untrammeled site of the ancient pre-Hellenic Sanctuary to the Great Gods and where Alexander the Great was conceived during the nocturnal mystery initiations. While exploring the expansive grounds shrouded in a timeless eternity, we met a conservator of the archaeological remains. She invited us to her home for a meditation with a number of spiritually minded residents of the island, and we wished we could stay there forever.

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