Cypress Tree Transit and Personality- July 26-August 4 & Jan 25- Feb 3

The Cypress Tree is a tree of faithfulness in all areas of life- romance, friendship, and business.  As highly monogamous people, they typically only have a small number of partners in their life. As adaptable people, they don’t find happiness in abundance, but rather through the little small things in life. As highly honourable people, they have an strong ability to succeed in life and rarely rely on others. One of their greatest lessons is to be able to delegate tasks to others and to honour other people’s abilities as much as they honour their own. They may also experience confrontations with death throughout their life, either through experiencing many deaths, working in Palliative Care or other funerary line of work, or might question the finality of life. Appreciating the fragility of life and every single moment is a key soul lesson for Cypress Tree people.

During this transit you will find yourself extremely sensitive to your environment. It’s not uncommon to lash out at others in the workplace or at home, because Cypress transits hate anyone or anything invading their personal space. It’s best to spend as much time near water as possible for grounding purposes.

Magically, Cypress Trees are connected to death. It is used for binding and releasing and easing grief. This connection is due to the fact that Ancient Egyptians used Cypress wood to make their sarcophagi and the cross Jesus was crucified on is also made of Cypress. Cypress Trees are linked to the goddess Isis- so it’s also a good time to work with her energies as well.

Cypress means ‘ever living’ in Ancient Greek and can be found throughout art and literature as a symbol of death and mortality. Today Cypress wood is still used to make coffins in Egypt and in the US and France they are often planted in graveyards. This tree is sacred to the Cyprians to whom this tree is a native of.  This transit is one of endings- it may feel as though you are in a transitory state right now. It’s a time of letting go of the old in order to welcome in the new. You can experience a sort of ‘soul death’ or existential crisis that will assist you in rising up to your higher self. It’s the Cypress Tree’s strong association with resurrection that links it to the Obelisk, to which they look very similar. Ascension is likely during this transit.

*Agrippa connects Cypress Trees to Mars- perhaps this is due to its ability to grown in drought like conditions.

Ruling planet- Saturn

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In a letter to his brother Theo, Van Gogh said this about Cypress Trees “”always occupying [his] thoughts” and that he found them “beautiful of line” and proportioned like an Egyptian obelisk. ”

The evening star on the left of the tree and the crescent moon on the right side of the Cypress might be connected to the conjunction of Venus and Mercury on April 20, 1890 when the luminescence of these two planets were comparable to the star Sirius.

The Cypress Tree in the middle of these two heavenly bodies is thought to represent death- an obelisk reaching up to the stars- as Cypress Trees are strongly associated with mortality. Historians of Art believe that Van Gogh knew he was going to die and wanted to paint a cosmic representation of this. The two companions walking down the path can be symbolic of the the physical body and the soul or Van Gogh’s desire for companionship and his depiction of universal love.

Elm Tree Transit & Personality- July 15-25 & January 12-24

“Sleep thou and I will wind thee in my arms

…the female ivy so

Enrings the barky fingers of the Elm

O, how I love thee! O how I dote on thee!”

-A Midsummernight;s Dream

The Elm Tree is the tree of attractiveness. If you were born under the protection of this tree you are very attractive. You also have a strong sense of justice, as you are very hard on yourself and others. You are open and honest, making you a faithful friend. You are also very conscious of your health making you a health nut.  You are a very peaceful and relaxed person who takes very good care of their family. You are very patient with kids and are gentle with animals. You work hard to achieve your idealistic fantasies- the word NO doesnt exist in your vocabulary. Stability at home with a long term partner and supportive family is what gives you emotional security. There is a problem with wanting security but also needing change. When you focus your creativity, you will have the best of both worlds.

The Elm Tree transit is about being mindful of your energy. Stagnation is possible now, so make sure you keep active through exercise- I would recommend Tai Chi or Yoga as they both help to re-distribute the chi or life force in the body. Spiritually, it is possible to grow by leaps and bounds this week, learning and discovering a lot about yourself. Elm Trees are famous for their ornamental value, so expect to be more attractive now.  You will be extra sensitive to other people;s words, so just take time to do some grounding exercises. In Ancient times, Elm Trees were planted alongside grape vines as their twiggy branches acted as lattice for the climbing grape vines. A need to reach your goals will be heightened this week as well. Elm Trees used to be planted in cities that won revolutions, so expect to be victorious this week on a number of levels. When you are able to be active, self-discovery and achievements will follow suit.

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Fir Tree Transit & Personality- July 5-14 & Jan 2-11

A Fir Tree is a tree of mysticism and people born under the protection of this tree are surrounded by art, mysticism, and music. Women like to wear jewellery, and men are attracted to antiques. You have stable health and can expect to live a long life. The danger is that you could become an egoist that appreciates your belongings as opposed to people. It is important for you to have children and live a family life. Aware of your weaknesses, you try to transform them into virtues. Very intelligent, completely conscientious and very persistent you can overtake any obstacle. You have strong willpower and you are very patient. If you turn towards opening up your heart you can appreciate your partner more. There is a strong urge to be very self-sacrificing, however in order to overcome this, you must honour your individuality and stand tall and proud like the Fir Tree. These are the ultimate Tree Witches.

This is the transit of the homebody. Spending more time at home with your loved ones while delving deep into spiritual studies is favourable. Just be careful you don’t get too carried away with all of your spiritual information, as you can idealize your reality making it nearly impossible to function in the real world once this transit is over. This transit is also a very inspiring time, as Fir Tree Cones are raised up like candles- indicating that you need to reach up to the starry skies for enlightenment. Caterpillars eat Fir Trees, so any insight gained now aids a transformation later on, most likely during the January transit of this tree. As the common Christmas tree- Firs are a celebration of light and awakening- if you were born during this transit, you will undergo many spiritual transformations in your lifetime. Christians viewed the Fir Tree as the Tree of Life, gifting everyone with life force. During these few days your energies will increase. The solid and straight trunk of the tree is a constant reminder to be your own unique self, as the path that is illuminated, is the path for you.

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Apple Tree June 22-July 4 & Dec 23-Jan 1- Personality & Transit

If you were born during the above dates, then you were born under the influence of the Apple Tree. Overall these are extremely gifted people. Many consider the Apple Tree to be the tree of love. In Greek mythology, Apples are sacred to Aphrodite, and it was Eris who threw a golden apple into a wedding party which was the catalyst for the Trojan War.  Apples also appear throughout Norse mythology as symbols and fruits of fertility. When Apples are cut vertically, they actually look like the womb. Beautiful, attractive, and constantly thinking about love, they fall in love everyday and enjoy love-making. Their love can be secretive, passionate, jealous. They need to stay honest and open within their relationships so as not to complicate them. They also find it difficult to stay faithful. They earn and spend money easily because they are not attached to it so they find themselves in debt. They live in the moment and can have many false-friends. Apple Tree people need a lot of nurturing from a very young age and if they don’t receive this, they can feel a huge void in their life. These individuals tend to have a very thick skin, similar to the wax coating of apples.  They are also very different from parents.

This transit is all about love- you will feel more loving, will receive more adoration, and should wear and work with rose quartz and the colour red. As the forbidden fruit, it would also be an excellent time to study the occult.  The old name for Apple is Silver Bough, because apples were believed to grow on the silver bough of the underworld and held the power of immortality. Beware of excessive indulgences and contracting bugs and illnesses. A quarrel with your parents can also happen, so think before you speak. Overall a great time for love and esoterica.

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Summer Soulstice 2017

The June 21st Solstice marks the official start of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest day of the year, while the Winter Solstice occurs in the Southern Hemisphere and marks the shortest day of the year. Even though this is more of an astronomical event, the planetary energies on this day actually foretells what will occur for the next 3 months on a collective scale up until the end of September and even up until the Fall Equinox . Looking at your planetary transits that day can also act as a mini Solar Return chart- letting you know about the energies you will be working with or against until the end of September. 

Sun in Cancer Conjunct Mercury in Cancer- Communication will be important, so focus on improving the way you speak and get your point across, this include body language. It’s a great time to network on social media, and to write from the comfort of your home. Lightworking through your writing will naturally come through. Emotional instability will serve as inspiration for creative works. Feeling is healing. The Sun and Mercury will both be opposite Saturn showing a restlessness and need and huge desire to move on.

Moon in Taurus- Light bulbs will go off in our minds about our future and what we need to work on in order to bring it into reality. The Moon will also be in its Balsamic phase at the Scorpio degree, indicating a heavy occultic overtone to this solstice. With both the Sun and Moon being in their dark phase it’s a time for focusing on our future and releasing the past. Our future is the light at the end of the tunnel.

Venus Trine Pluto- Your intuition will be heightened so you will be able to analyze your current situation with a magnifying glass. Do not sacrifice your morals and values for anyone. Use your powers for good and not evil.

Moon to Pluto- The Moon is the ruler of the our Solstice Sun so take note of where you are not being honest with yourself. What are you hiding from? If you’re hiding from change or are afraid to put yourself out there, Pluto is going to reveal this to you.

Considering this is the time of light in the NH, there is a darkness that is pervading this Solstice with a heavy Plutonian and Scorpionic energy. We are being called to retreat into our womb consciousness- to surrender and extend our optimism out into the world like the rays of sunshine. There is always a balance in the universe and we have to thank the cosmos for giving us this day of light, but balancing it with the darkness of introspection. If I could sum up this solstice, it would be to to dream big, have strong values, and to remember that YOU are the light in the darkness.

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”– Francis Bacon

Lana Del Rey’s song ‘Summertime Sadness’ captures the essence of this Solstice with its melancholy lyrics and sepia toned video which screams Cancer.

 

Birch Tree June 21- Personality & Transit

If you were born on the longest day of the year  (Summer Solstice) you are beautiful, elegant, and refined. You are energetic and your optimism is contagious. Friendly, you are good natured and charming. You could be a writer or a leader because you are not afraid of big projects. You could do a lot for the benefit of others and be involved in some type of charity work. Your good looks, creativity and charisma open the door for other endevors. You are not oblivious to your life lessons and your memory is great. In love you follow both your intuition and intelligence, and work to have a passionate relationship. You have the quality of a Divine trailblazer but you also appreciate your family and home. Often times, Birch Tree people discover their life purpose early on in life.

During the Birch Tree transit, tempers can come and go in a flash. You can commit to too many projects at once during this time. Opportunities can also present themselves at this time, so it’s important to be flexible. The Summer Solstice marks a time for new beginnings, so expect a lot to transpire over these next 3 months. The word ‘Birch’ came from the Sanskrit word Bhurga- meaning tree whose bark is used for writing upon. This is an excellent time for writing, poetry, fiction etc… Birch is used in many pagan celebrations and rituals- Imbolc- white bark is used to symbolise the return of light along with candles. Beltane- maypole was made of Birch bark. The dark and white colours of the tree indicates rebirth and new beginnings. The notchings in the tree look like eyes- so ESP will be heightened during this transit.  Overall a very busy, psychic, and communicative time!

Ruling Planet- Venus

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Fig Tree Personality- June 14-20, Dec 12-21

If you were born during the above dates, then you were born under the influence of the Fig Tree according to Slavic astrology.

A Fig Tree is a fig of feelings. The olives absorb the energy around them. The olive oil has to be kept closely tight in a small container because it will absorb the scents of the surroundings. You are able to understand the whole spectrum of feelings. Good natured, gentle, and sentimental, your happiness is not stable. Other people’s un-friendliness deeply hurts you and their friendliness makes you happy. In an attempt to please others, sometimes you are too strict towards yourself or your children. You are a faithful partner which makes you very attractive to the opposite sex. You appreciate the values of family and you will work hard to create happiness for them. It is family that gives you security and you need their constant appreciation. Your work is slow but consistent and with your persistency you will achieve results. You find it difficult to start your projects but once you start you do finalize them. Often you get sick during the winter so it’s important that you stay extra warm. You also have a fascination with deserts and sand dunes.

These individuals are highly introspective and spend a great deal of time psycho analyzing themselves. They do better in environments that allows them to work independently. Takes them a long time to mature- don’t come into their own until later in life. They will be interested in history and antiques.

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