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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Linden Tree Personality & Transit: September 13-22 & March 11-20

According to Slavic Tree Astrology, we are born under the influence of a certain tree.

A Linden tree is a tree with heart-shaped leaves. Those born under its influence tend to have a very strong sense of self-love. They are generous with giving love, and receive it from the many admirers they have. They are beautiful and have a tendency to put on weight. Linden Tree natives also have a very keen intuition and are deeply connected to the occult. Their strong sensitivity can over-ride practical decision making, so finding a balance between the two is key to their happiness. Part of their spiritual work consists of having family that they can nurture. Important spiritual lessons will arise as a result of the purity and innocence of unconditional love within the home.

Transit

Planet- Jupiter

Element- Air

The Linden Tree is considered a sacred and holy (Jupiter) tree throughout much of Europe. Ancient lore claims this tree is the Tree of Life.  Due to the heart shaped leaves of the Linden Tree, this is the transit for love and beauty, and is even known as the Tree of Lovers. Its strong connection to love is what makes this a divine tree. Either you will be forced to confront issues surrounding self-love, or you will have opportunities to love something or someone unconditionally.

This Transit falls during the Autumnal Equinox- when it is believed we are closest to source and are protected in anything we undertake. An extra keen intuitive sense will also be available, but just be mindful of finding a balance between practicality and spirituality, which is the heart of what wizardry and witchery is all about. The smooth and fine grain of Linden Wood suggests a calm and serene transit.

 

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Willow Tree Transit & Personality: September 3-12 & March 1-10

Personality

A Willow is a tree of heightened awareness. Sensual and with a strong interest for spiritual life, your intuition coupled with your perception makes you a natural medium. Your 6th sense is strong and gives you a balanced philosophical attitude toward life. You are sensitive and gentle needing of lot of care and love. A happy family structure is extremely important so that you can flourish. If the home situation is unfavourable, you will forever have a void in your life.  You are a dreamer, a nature-lover, a romantic, and sometimes melancholic. There always seems to be an underlying sadness to them. You are an artist with an amazing inner strength that has no exhibitions unless you truly rely on the inborn self-confidence. In fact, most Willow Tree people have strong Leo energy in their Astrology. Willow Tree people are hopeless romantics and can have many romantic partners in their life.

Transit

The Willow Tree transit is one of flexibility. The Willow Tree is one of the only trees that can bend to extremes without snapping……as the old saying goes “the strongest trees are those that bend with the wind.”  At this time, we are being called to go with the flow of life, to surrender, to let go. We will be required to adapt to some uncomfortable situations in order to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. The Willow Tree is traditionally associated with sadness (Weeping Willow) which is why this will be a very emotional time. No matter how much we grieve, we must stand tall like the Willow and remember that we are alive and well. This will be a time of letting go of pain, healing deep hurts, and mending some forgotten wounds. The Willow Tree is a maternal tree which is why this is an excellent time to work with your inner child and be a mother to yourself. Avoid resentment and blaming. Nurturing is required for this very vulnerable time. In fact, in Sumer- Ishtar’s predecessor- Belli was known as the Willow Mother.

Planet- Moon

Element- Water

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Pine Tree Personality & Transit: August 23- September 2 & February 19-29

Personality

According to Slavic Tree Astrology, if you were born under the influence of the Pine Tree you are gentle, refined and love to be surrounded by beauty and luxury. You cannot stand ignorance and vulgar behaviour. You know what you want and usually achieve it. No defeats can harm you and you always try to be 10 steps ahead of everyone. Intelligent and precise, you can become a millionaire if you put your mind to it. Be aware of not closing your heart and missing out on opportunities for connection. Your weakness is within your ego-centric nature and your lack of compromise.

Transit

The Pine Tree stands tall above all other forest trees. It is a pillar, an idol, a source of inspiration.  We look up at the Pine Tree with a sense of wonder and awe. Its majestic beauty represents the higher self and mind. During this transit you will have the opportunity to rise to new heights. A spiritual regeneration is likely. The word Pine comes from the word Pineal as in our ‘Pineal Gland.’ This is the pinecone shaped part of our brain that regulates our wake-sleep patterns and circadian rhythms. The pinecone has long been revered as a symbol of spiritual enlightenment can be seen in art from Assyria, Egypt, India, Greece, and Italy. It is the ‘third eye,’ the seat of our soul- the gland of enlightenment. A spiritual awakening will happen during this transit.

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A thick skin will be needed during this transit. You might find yourself being faced with a lot of opposition so standing tall and firm in your values will help you through it. In order to manifest what you want, you must spend time visualizing them and focusing on your desired outcome. Working with sacred geometry is extremely helpful at this time, as the Pine Tree’s spiral growth of branches, needles, and scales are arranged in Fibonacci ratios. The Pine Tree transit gifts everyone with incredible endurance and perseverance. Using creativity to fire you up when faced with negativity is the best way to handle this energy (Pine Trees are known to regenerate after forest fires). It will take a lot to knock you down, so as long as you are grounded and know what you want, you will be safe. Cleansing your space and aura is also recommended.

Planet- Mars

Element- Fire, Air

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