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: August 12-18

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

It’s another wacky week, here on planet Earth, and trying to make sense of almost anything is going to require a level head that’s able to discern the true from the false and the fact from the fiction. Even if you’re the most practical, most wise, and most insightful observer of human nature and current events, you’re still likely to be surprised by the unforeseen plot twists and sudden reversals of fortune that are possible—okay, probable—this week. The best way through the morass of stupefying phenomena is compassion, even for the people who are contributing to the chaos.

The Aquarium Age: Aug. 5-11

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

I certainly don’t mean to sound cavalier about the great many trials and travails so many of my fellow travelers are currently experiencing and have been experiencing for quite some time. But I’m beginning to feel as if I have “Post Traumatic Astro Disorder.” So much so that even positive planetary configurations trigger my duck-and-cover response. (And I don’t think the planets are causal, with the exception of Mercury Retrograde and Uranus anything.) But this week is yet another week of unusual plot twists and turnabouts—or better yet, toss-abouts—so many that even the unimaginative are likely to feel like roustabouts. Daily life increasingly resembles a circus—but not necessarily the good kind (if there is such a thing).

The Aquarium Age: July 29 - Aug. 4

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

The erratic pace of recent weeks continues, but as the days and nights of this week unfold, certain tensions settle down. Don't misunderstand; we're still in the midst of several significant transitions, and nervous systems reflect the flux. But moods are moving away from confrontation as a way of spending excess energy. The impetus for personal freedom also persists, but this week it actually becomes more refined, if only because the motivation behind that drive toward independence is more grounded than it has been in a long while.

July 22-28

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

You'll need a steady inner compass to keep you on track this week—the astral winds are strong, so strong that nervous systems are in need of extra care. Even if you like being buffeted by powerful currents or you enjoy the surprise of unforeseen detours, you'll need some sort of homing device keep you on course through the week's twists and turns. Also, moods are more than a little testy, especially today and tomorrow—actually, most of next week—as many struggle to contain anxiety about what's coming next.

The Aquarium Age: July 15-21

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

It's another week of intense interactions, as diverse perspectives struggle to hold onto unique and often polarized positions. From the political to the personal to the profound, and in some cases to the stupid, conversations focus on safety and security issues, especially what can be done to create greater stability. Unfortunately the search for solid ground—ideally higher ground—collides with the very real limitations of 3-D reality, causing some to despair whether the ground will ever feel steady again. Conditions in general are in a peculiar state of disintegration. But—and this is a really important exception—the current state of deterioration is a necessary preliminary part of a vital integration process.

The Aquarium Age: July 8-14

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

The need to feel absolutely free collides with an equally resolute need to be in control, and the clash of these diverse tendencies generates a volatile atmosphere. Don't be surprised if the determination to declare independence fuels more than a few breakouts or breakthroughs. And while this pursuit of happiness is certain to feel satisfying, it's likely to encounter resistance—a lot of resistance—as those left behind struggle to maintain order. From both a personal and a collective perspective, most of us are bound to experience even more upheaval (as if that's possible), which makes a commitment to peaceful living even more important, even in the midst of turmoil.

The Aquarium Age: July 1-7

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

It's another week of astro-complexity, as the planets align in complementary as well as confrontational patterns. It's likely that regular routines will be anything but...making it wise to expect more than a few unexpected events to disrupt even the best-made plans. While some of these surprising shifts of fortune might be classified as negative, for the most part this week's unforeseen plot tweaks are beneficial. That being said, there are also tough configurations that suggest an increase in power struggles and those conflicts run the gamut from petty to profound. Take your stand when a stand is necessary—and in certain instances it is—but also try to avoid becoming embroiled in a meaningless standoff that serves no greater purpose than blowing off steam.

The Aquarium Age: June 24-30

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

I'm not sure what to say—the tragedy in Charleston has been discussed extensively and eloquently by many others. It's hard to find words to express the great suffering of that event and all the other tragedies we have endured and are likely to continue to endure until we find a way to heal the hate infecting the hearts of so many.

The Aquarium Age: June 24-30

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

I'm not sure what to say—the tragedy in Charleston has been discussed extensively and eloquently by many others. It's hard to find words to express the great suffering of that event and all the other tragedies we have endured and are likely to continue to endure until we find a way to heal the hate infecting the hearts of so many.

The Aquarium Age: June 10-16

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

Welcome back, dear readers of the Aquarium Age. Only one more day until Mercury Retrograde ends—it's over tomorrow, June 11, at 6:33 p.m. EDT—and what a long, winding, mind-bending retrograde it's been. Some days sped by like the winged feet of Hermes himself, with quick plot twists and instant agenda shifts, all packed with the power to turn even well-made plans topsy-turvy.

The Aquarium Age: May 20 - June 10

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

I am taking off for all—well, almost all—Mercury Retrograde. For those new to Mercury Retrograde, here are the rules: Expect communication and travel snafus of every variety. If you can, put off lauching anything new until after June 11--and at best, June 15. Instead, use this time to review, reflect, and reconsider what is already in motion. See you back here on June 10, 2015. By the way, I am still reading charts; I'm just not writing the column during the retrograde.

The Aquarium Age: May 13-19

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

You might want to consider donning your not-so-gay Teflon apparel this week. It's pretty much a you-know-what storm of misunderstandings—and you'll want to make sure you're wearing the kind of armor that won't allow negativity to stick. Most of the drama comes from words spoken or written in haste, words that give voice to opinions that might be better left unspoken until the astral air clears, if only because for the next several days, words have the power to undermine, unsettle, and undo.

The Aquarium Age: May 6-12

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

Polarized planets indicate the potential for subjective points of view this week so don't be surprised if you encounter more than a few attempts to skew the data in a specific direction. Yes, it is possible say that bias already infuses most opinions, especially when it comes to politics. But this week, the need to "make it so" has a zeal that's hard to ignore. Call it "might for right" or simply call it a "bully pulpit," but whatever you call this atmosphere of strong opinions, best be ready for confrontations.

The Aquarium Age: Apr. 29 - May 6

Written by Ralfee Finn
Published in Aquarium Age

I won't lean so far into the positive and proclaim this week to be "a great one"—too much is happening in too many places on the planet to be that optimistic and cheerful. But I will say there is less negative planetary interference this week than we've grown accustomed to, and because of that absence of pernicious alliances, we have another week to catch our individual and collective breath and replenish our reserves, internal and external. Use this time wisely, please, because by the end of next week, attitudes will once again bristle, as tempers once again turn testy. But for now we're still basking in the glow of "not so bad."

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