Time management is key to success and accomplishment, and a plan outlining a series of achievable steps is crucial to the completion of any endeavor. Nature provides us with the most apparent and usable time management system in the monthly rhythm of the Lunation Cycle (the monthly cycle of relationship between the Sun and the Moon, as we experience it on earth). If you give attention to this natural cycle, and plan and execute your important activities according to its rhythm, you will soon realize greater success, satisfaction and fulfillment.
Every month an invisible New Moon signals we can make a fresh start and, as the cycle progresses and the Moon waxes, we can learn, grow and invest. At the second half of the cycle, after the Full Moon, we may reap what we have sown, reflect on and eventually bring to a close that which was conceived at that beginning. In her excellent Moon Watching series Dana Gerhardt introduced readers of the TMA to this monthly cycle.
Are you passing through the dangerous age? Or, if you have been touched by continental sophistication, are you disturbed a little, at least by l'age critique and its emotional uncertainties? You may not have heard that there is such an age, dangerous and critical.
Because we are exploring the half-Uranus cycle as the gateway to midlife¿s transition, the sign Uranus is in natally secrets characteristics of the opposite sign as its ¿unlived life¿. When any planet in transit comes to the opposition point to itself in the natal chart, a half-cycle is noted.
One of the most discussed prognosis models of modern futures studies is the Kondratiev Cycle. It postulates a regular pattern of upswings and downswings in the economy, ranging over 50 to 60 years. This cycle is based on collective paradigm shifts, caused by the emergence of new technologies that revolutionize both the economy and society at large. German economist and astrologer Dr. Christof Niederwieser has identified a close relationship between the Kondratiev Cycle and the astrological Uranus-Pluto Cycle and has created a synthesis: the Astro-Kondratiev model.
The inertia of the past cycle and the unsolved problems acting through WWI challenged the expanding creative impulse of the new cycle during the tense and confrontive semisquare phase (45 degrees) of Neptune and Pluto, which lasted from the late-1920s to the mid-1930s. It saw a flourish of new ideas and attitudes in all fields of human endeavor vanquished by the Great Depression, and the rise of Fascism and its corollary in the arts and sciences, "neo-Classicism."
To be an astrologer and pursue this line of study is to be part poet. The field bears witness to the Divine alchemy that brings the as above, so below relationship to life. Followers of the stellar art recognize the elegant intelligence built into its design. Planets, spheres of intelligence, were set into concentric orbits in a deliberate way.
The linguist, George Lakoff is a strategy coach for the Democratic Party; and he's famous for teaching the importance of cognitive frames. If we envision messages as food for thought, then cognitive frames deliver the vitamins. Most of the frames in use (and this extends beyond politics) are based on polarized pairs.
We presently find ourselves straddling the threshold between "acts," as it were, between the Piscean and the Aquarian Ages. Like vast tectonic plates shifting deep within the collective unconscious, this epochal transition has already begun manifesting as a series of seismic changes throughout our world, as the forms of an older order make way for those of a radically new one.
Aspects in astrology are particular arcs between the zodiacal positions of two planets. A cycle of planetary relationship begins when a pair of planets occupy the same degree of the zodiac. This originating aspect is known as the conjunction. Its arc value is zero. The New Moon is the archetypal conjunction. In time, the faster moving planet rushes ahead of the other in the sky. The arc measuring the cyclic distance between the two grows.