Aquarium Age

Aquarium Age

Part of astrology's power and perhaps the reason it seems to survive the tides of cultural change is its ability to contextualize life events. Astrology delineates cycles and that can be a comfort, especially if we are in a bad patch and desperately in need of reassurance that patch will not last forever. But more importantly, astrology speaks to the soul—it tells the personal story as part of a much larger universal story, and that expanded vision has the power to both soothe and inspire. Telling an individual story through a larger archetypal or mythological framework offers the possibility of connection, direction, and purpose.

The Aquarium Age: Oct. 15-21

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

Doesn't it seem as if this Mercury Retrograde has a peculiar time signature? On one hand, it's definitely a retro-mess of communication snafus—a file I was working with disappeared from my screen in the blink of an eye and couldn't be found anywhere. Yet on the other hand, some aspects of life are moving so swiftly they've become a blur—one minute it's 9 o'clock in the morning and the next, it's 11:30 AM, and a plan for action was conceived, agreed upon, and enacted before lunch.

The Aquarium Age: Oct. 8-14

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

A volatile lunar eclipse today sets the tone for this week—and many weeks to come—so don't be surprised if even more startling plot twists upend previously stable situations. Conversations, formal or casual, are likely to be a main source of disturbance, as pragmatic aims override emotional bonds. Hardly anyone is apt to feel the need to filter ambitions through a polite or politically correct screen, and as revelations of every type disrupt assumptions, good manners go out the window. Relationships are rearranging, and given that just about every facet of daily life here on Planet Earth is relational, this week and the coming weeks challenge the ability to stay calm and centered.

The Aquarium Age: Oct. 8-14

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

A volatile lunar eclipse today sets the tone for this week—and many weeks to come—so don't be surprised if even more startling plot twists upend previously stable situations. Conversations, formal or casual, are likely to be a main source of disturbance, as pragmatic aims override emotional bonds. Hardly anyone is apt to feel the need to filter ambitions through a polite or politically correct screen, and as revelations of every type disrupt assumptions, good manners go out the window. Relationships are rearranging, and given that just about every facet of daily life here on Planet Earth is relational, this week and the coming weeks challenge the ability to stay calm and centered.

The Aquarium Age: Oct. 8-14

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

A volatile lunar eclipse today sets the tone for this week—and many weeks to come—so don't be surprised if even more startling plot twists upend previously stable situations. Conversations, formal or casual, are likely to be a main source of disturbance, as pragmatic aims override emotional bonds. Hardly anyone is apt to feel the need to filter ambitions through a polite or politically correct screen, and as revelations of every type disrupt assumptions, good manners go out the window. Relationships are rearranging, and given that just about every facet of daily life here on Planet Earth is relational, this week and the coming weeks challenge the ability to stay calm and centered.

The Aquarium Age: Oct. 1-7

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

It's another week of powerful upheaval here on Planet Earth, and staying balanced in the midst of these seemingly endless shifts requires a strong mind and a steady heart, especially as highly charged planetary alignments continue to exacerbate too many already inflamed collective hotspots. From eruptions to explosions to extreme weather events, the world is wobbling. And its tremors are not only manifesting as part of our combined communal process; there are just as many personal emotional emergencies requiring attention and care, which means meltdowns are probable, yours and others', particularly children of all ages.

The Aquarium Age: Sept. 24-30

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

The planets continue to align in dynamic and turbulent patterns this week, and the regular routines of daily life reflect the astral intensity. Expect very little to be normal—as if normal exists anymore—and also anticipate moods to swing high and low as many of us struggle to maintain balance in the midst of these erratic rhythms. Some moments are sure to feel sluggish, if only because they require paying attention to the details. But other moments flash by at the speed of light, making it hard to remember exactly what happened. Try not to get stuck at either extreme—molasses or hyperspace. And while there is no "one size fits all" formula to insure safety from these extremes, mindfulness could prove a valuable tool, if only because it will keep you solidly in the moment.

The Aquarium Age: Sept. 17-23

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

The planets dial up the heat for the next several weeks and as their celestial fire intensifies the already too intense terrestrial landscape, attitudes turn adamant about almost everything, and as a consequence, petty concerns could suddenly transform into significant situations. This planetary fervor easily translates into a need to act on behalf of all the things that matter to you, as well as those you love, those you don't even know, and those you will never know. Several political and collective agendas could burn out of control, and personal and individual desires and demands could boil over.

The Aquarium Age: Sept. 10-16

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

The planets are writing unusual messages across the sky this week, and as they do, life on Earth runs the risk of becoming even more confusing, conflicted, confrontational, and seriously unconventional. And that's not because the celestial interactions are all negative—some are actually positive. But we live in strange times, and although it's hard to imagine daily life becoming weirder, it would be wise to prepare yourself for anomalies to become normal.

The Aquarium Age: Sept. 3-9

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

Not that the rest of the fall season won't be ripe with opportunities to accomplish various goals, but Mercury Retrograde begins on October 4 and lasts until October 25, which means that the entire month of October will be strewn with communication and travel delays and detours. This is the month to put your ideas in motion so that they can gather momentum before the October obstacle course.

The Aquarium Age: Aug. 20-26

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

Buckle up! The week unfolds like a roller coaster and you'll need your safety gear in place to handle the ups and downs: One minute you're climbing to the top, and the next, you're flying high, screaming your head off at the all-too-quick descent, and then very next moment, you're sinking low, so low you're doubtful you will ever see the top again. And so go the regular routines of daily life in a world already punctuated by extremes. It's hard to say what the wisest course through the excitement will be. Certain situations could inspire participation—you'll want to take a stand for what you believe in. But other situations might be best served by bearing witness and holding a non-reactive perspective that has the power to calm, soothe, and encourage peace.

The Aquarium Age: Aug. 13-20

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

Robin Williams:

He channeled the universe.
And in those moments of his astounding wit,
as we choked on our laughter, barely able to catch our breath,
he managed to make us feel safe despite the chaos of existence.
I wish he could have experienced that same comfort.

The Aquarium Age: Aug. 6-13

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

The planets provide a perfect creative playing field this week, and as they generate this dynamic imaginative landscape, we experience the potential for prolonged contact with a passionate muse, a muse whose presence has the power to inspire all sorts of innovative endeavors—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Whether you are an artist, a writer, a musician, a gardener, a house-healer, or someone who sees daily life as the most important canvas, this is the moment to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary and the mundane into the mythological.

The Aquarium Age: July 30 - Aug. 5

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

We're traveling to the beat of different astral drums this week, and while the forward-motion-nothing-is-retrograde cadence of daily life continues to feel like a relief, adjusting to the new flow may still require effort, especially if things just aren't going the way you would like them to. If you're feeling frustrated with the pace, try to keep in mind that it is only four weeks since the retrograde wave of 2014 receded; and when you consider how short a month really is, it's not at all surprising that some of us are still having a hard time finding our stride. But that's not the only reason the rhythms of the regular routines are a little out of sync.

The Aquarium Age: July 23-29

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

I think there should be a Mars ritual, this week, so we can clearly mark the end of its eight-month-plus transit through Libra, a trek that began on December 7, 2013 and finally ends on Friday, July 25, as well as delineate the beginning of its seven-week transit through Scorpio, a journey that begins on July 25 and ends on September 13. I'm not sure what a "Bye-Bye Mars In Libra" ritual would look like, although I'm certain just about every Libra would (without a moment's hesitation) create an interpretative dance expressing both grief and relief.

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