Walnut Tree Transit: October 24-31

Planet- Jupiter

Element- Water

According to Slavic Tree Astrology- the Walnut Tree transit is one of transitions. Ruling over Scorpio season, this transition is one of stepping into an unknown place. The Walnut Tree will endow you with a strong sense of decisiveness. Staying true to your morals (Jupiter) and values will become the focus as you might find them challenged at this time. With such a strong sense of inner stability, you must not be inflexible. The more you are able to surrender (Water) and trust the process of life, the more you will be able to enjoy the fruits that this tree transit has to offer. Step into this new place confident in who you are and share your unique talents with the world. The Walnut Tree will assist you in forging your own path without the influence of other people. Wonderful new opportunities await you, so take a chance!

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Maple Tree Transit: October 14-23

Planet- Moon

Element- Water

The Maple Tree transit is one of change. Ruled by the moon, there will be many small changes that you will have to deal with during this time. The Maple Tree will provide a sense of nurturing during all of the changes so remember to be gentle with yourself. There is a sweetness to life which will become apparent, so take time for yourself to indulge and unwind. Think positively and if you find yourself lost or hurt, look to the Maple Tree for inspiration. It is a sturdy tree that can withstand the harshness of the Northern elements. You too will be able to endure anything so long as you stand firm in who you are. Humour and laughter can also do wonders at this time.

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Rowan Tree Transit- October 4-13

Planet- Sun

Element- Fire

The Rowan Tree transit is one of patience and protection. This tree is one of the first trees to bloom in the Spring indicating the arrival of something new soon. Able to grow on mountains in high altitudes, we are asked to look to the divine (Sun) for answers during this period. Opening up to creative inspiration (Sun) will assist you greatly. The strong protective qualities of this tree will enable you to walk your spiritual path with grace and safety as it will be a long journey. The word Rowan is believed to come from the Norse word ‘runa’ meaning charm and or protection. Some sort of spiritual awakening will happen at this time, so you must be patient with yourself in order reap the rewards of this experience. The Rowan Tree has often been referred to as Witchwood due to the 5 pointed star shaped berries produced. Staying grounded through any means will be extremely helpful at this time. You will be protected in any undertaking during the Rowan Tree transit.

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My Astrology Conundrum

Thoughts……

Astrology is a complex science that can be scary for many people. The scariness comes from the idea that you have no control over your life and that free will is non-existent. That’s a whole different blog post (coming soon), but I wanted to address the idea and fact that the planets don’t control us, rather, we influence their movements.

If you think about it, if we choose what kind of life we are going to incarnate into, then that must mean, the planets have to acommodate this, by aligning a certain precise way the moment we are born, and continue to play their cosmic chess game in the sky.

I believe it is our range of consciousness that determines the movements of the planets. The intensity we experience here on earth directly affects the heavenly bodies up above. I don’t believe the planets force us to experience certain events in our lives, but rather, as we evolve the planets help to facilitate this. I’ve noticed when I have gone through hard times in my life, the cosmic energies at the time were very gentle and soft. Of course when we’re ready to experience struggle- the planets will make it happen up there too.

Everything is a mirror of us. The further people have moved away from source, the higher the cancer rates (people are literally rotting away). The more fiery people are, the hotter the weather. The more open people have been about taboos, the more naked society has become (the rise of nudity). The more we search for meaning in our lives, the more awakened we have become (the rise of mainstream spirituality).

Next time you dread that planetary alignment or “bad” transit, pay attention to what you’re thinking because that is the magnet to the planets.

And so it is.

 

Hazelnut Tree Transit: September 24-October 3

Planet- Mercury

Element- Air

This transit is about writing and divination. An ideal time to work on any writing or Mercurial projects as well as bringing out an old Tarot deck you haven’t used in a while. The cracking of the hazelnut shell is symbolic of wisdom- or finding the answers you seek through a mix of practical and spiritual means. Since the nut shell is reminiscent of the womb, inspiration gained now will develop into concrete results with the help of magical forces behind you. The Hazelnut Tree has very pliable branches suggesting we must always be flexible in our learning if we ever expect to “learn” anything. There is great knowledge within you at this time, which is your fruit to offer the world. Communicate your ideas and watch the magic unfold. This is the transit for the apprentice witch.

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Cherry Tree Transit: September 23, 2017

Planet- Venus

Element- Air

The Cherry Tree transit is one of gratitude. The short blooming life of the tree’s flowers serves as a reminder to cherish each and every moment because that is where true beauty lies. Due to its spring time blooming season, there is a sense of stepping into the unknown during this time. New beginnings in the areas of love, family, and money are likely, due to the strong Venusian energy associated with the Cherry Tree. This transit will also allow you to destress and focus on self love. The pain relieving qualities of the Cherry Tree makes this an excellent time for renewal and rest. Live in the moment!

 

Slavic Tree Astrology- Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren will be celebrating her birthday coming up on September 20, 2017. Since her life has been so well documented in the press, I thought her chart would be fun to analyze using my Slavic Tree Astrology technique.

For those of you not familiar with Sophia Loren she is an Italian actress who rose to fame in the 1950s and had a solid career ever since. She was the ultimate screen goddess known for her effortless sensuality and Mediterranean elegance.

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Sophia Loren was born under the influence of the Linden Tree. Born under this tree, this signifies she is both beautiful and loves love. Clean, precise, and organized- having a happy family is one of their life’s missions.  Tranquility and serenity is also possible.

The Linden Tree is a summer blooming tree meaning the first three houses in Sophia’s chart are ruled by summer. The spiritual lessons of Summer are that of rest and passion. Summer is also a time of letting go and completion since after the solstice, the days start getting shorter and shorter. Summer is always a major point of growth. Summer is a reminder that in time, the fruits of your labour will ripen- you just have to trust that in time things do work out. Summer in a Slavic Tree Astrology Chart shows lessons that must be learned from a past life.

It’s important to note that while each season rules 3 consecutive houses in Slavic Tree Astrology,  the season itself has 3 points- Ascension, Peak, & Declination. Ascension being the rawest example of the seasonal energy, Peak being the strongest, and declination being the weakest.

Ascension- Sophia’s 1st House or ASC is Capricorn- the sign of slow and steady wins the race. Sophia was always known as one of the hardest working actresses in Hollywood and it was her determination to succeed that allowed her to do so. Her olive skin is also attributed to the sunkissed look of summer that she donned her whole life due to her Italian heritage.

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Peak-Sophia’s 2nd House in Aquarius sees a Moon conjunct Saturn. This shows a strong self-protected energy and disciplined emotions. In her second house of money and values we can see that Sophia is an extremely determined person who did not let the heat (Summer) of any problems stop her. Once again we see the summer influence here with a strong drive to succeed much like the Sun represents our life force in Astrology.

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Declination-Sophia’s 3rd House in Pisces shows a more gentle way of communicating and getting her point across, like a soft summer breeze. Sophia’s actions always spoke louder than her words.

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Autumn

Autumn is the season of harvest. This is where we reflect upon the year and have to let go of what no longer serves us. I’ve noticed that the Autumn ruled houses in a chart indicate major karmic areas of a person’s life.

Ascension-Sophia’s 4th House of Aries has Uranus on the cusp. This shows sudden changes in her home life and displacement. Sophia lived in Italy during the second world war and was homeless, impoverished, and starving. Her father also left home when she was a young girl and never returned.  Autumn the season of transitions and preparation can be seen with her unstable home life.

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Peak-Sophia’s 5th House in Taurus shows a love of cooking hearty (Autumn) meals. Sophia would spend lots of time preparing (Autumn) for her roles.

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Declination-Sophia’s 6th House in Gemini shows a dual career. She was an actress and mother and found herself constantly juggling the two.

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Winter

Winter is the season of stability and introspection and in Slavic Tree Astrology it represents areas of our life that require more effort for them to succeed.

Ascension-7th House in Cancer shows a spouse who was more like a motherly or fatherly figure to her. A strong emotional connection between the two of them was present, like a cozy Winter. Pluto here shows the darkness surrounding her marriage and transformation (Winter) she went through as a result. This also indicates a taboo associated with her marriage due to her being a teenager when she got involved with her married spouse at the time, who the famous Italian director Carlo Ponti.

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Peak-8th House- Mars in 8th house of Leo shows a lavish lifestyle and issues with those who lend money. Sophia spent a short time in jail for tax evasions and was known for her overly indulgent lifestyle.

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Declination-9th House- Virgo- Venus, Neptune, Sun- shows a glamorous facade that enhanced her Venusian qualities.  Winter is unchanging which is why she always gives the illusion of being younger than she actually is. With a stellium in her 9th house, we can see that her perspective of life is one of taking control and manifesting your dreams through effort.

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Spring

Spring is the season of renewal and new beginnings. It is the area of our life that shows where we have the greatest opportunities to evolve and grow.

Ascension-10th house- Libra- Mercury and Jupiter, Midheaven- career is the spring of her life, where she rebirthed from the image of her poor Italian childhood.

Peak-11th house- Scorpio- Sophia Loren was not considered to be an overly social person and as a result, many confused her for being standoffish and snobbish. Scorpio on the 11th can show someone who is to caught up in their own self-image and does not know how to escape their own obsessive thoughts about achieving their dreams. Sophia was known to be a little arrogant and determined to succeed in every area of her life.

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Declination-12th house- Sagittarius- Here we can see that spiritual truths only come through to Sophia after everything else in her life has been taken care of.  This is the placement for a humanitarian and spiritual teacher. This also indicates introversion, so while Sophia was Italian, she never spoke about religion or spirituality. Her soul is embarking on a new karmic journey in this lifetime and in the next.

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