Kabbalistic Astrology Newsletter
& Your Zodiac Oracle 
   August 28, 2007
with Joseph-Mark Cohen
 
 
Prelude: The Full Moon Eclipse of August 28th set off a two week period of letting go: letting go of old tapes, trapped subconscious traumas that seek healing, dreams that no longer serve us, agendas that were based on shaky foundations. This period of soul review goes right up until the Solar Eclipse New Moon on, you guessed it, Sept. 11th. The 19th degree of Virgo speaks of the dream teachers, the Hopi kachinas, the secrets stored in the caves & the kivas... This New Moon is a potent one as it happens just a day or two before the Jewish New Year Rosh HaShannah 5768. This Virgo New Moon sets the mood for the 3 months that follow. The big news this month is the transit of Saturn out of the heart of Leo & into the hands of Virgo. This means that the die has been cast, the heart has been weighed in the balance & it is time to learn the skills & sign up for the projects that need to happen to bring happiness to community & tribe. Saturn in Virgo is a benefic for artisans, craftspeople, writers & instrument makers...  
 
 
Portals: September is full to the brim with auspicious portals & trigger points for our collective nervous system! Saturn transits O degrees of Virgo on Sept. 3rd. This is the Sphinx degree of the Zodiac. Your astrologer is planning his 11th Egypt Journey departing Nov. 23rd with the intuitive feeling that there will be new findings this fall under the paws of the Sphinx. The Saturn transit will last 2 1/2 years in zodiacal Virgo. There will be tremendous social & economic changes & adjustments to be made during this time. One could say that it will be a time of deep decentralization, a time to think globally and act as locally as one possibly can. The time of Saturn in Virgo that comes to mind goes back to the craft guilds & the wine-making monasteries & the mystic handicrafters of the Renaissance. So welcome to the Kootenay Renaissance Network, habibi!  Three more key portals this month: The Solar Eclipse New Moon on Sept. 11th, The Autumn Equinox on Sept.23th, & the harvest Full Moon on Sept. 26th. And on Oct.8th, Venus moves back into Zodiacal Virgo. Shining out through the eyes of that Sphinx again!!!  
 
Zodiac Oracles for September
 
Aries: You may have watched too many cowboy movies as a young impressionable child. As much as you might like to, it is physically impossible to ride two horses at the same time for more than a few heartbeats. Kindly consider this as you contemplate your conjugal fate this month. Yes, we are speaking about the wild and woolly world of relationships!
 
 
Taurus: You are ruled by Venus,my friend. Venus is the planet that is the guardian of the beauty way, objects of beauty, & what  psychologists refer to as "self-esteem". So it is time for you to evaluate what is of enduring & true value for you & those you hold dear. You may choose to sell off or liquidate a few chutchkas that you no longer have need for. And you may choose to invest in some new tools & skills that have been awaiting your attention...
 
Gemini: You are at the edge of a giant either/or decision & it is damn uncomfortable, is it not? You like to have your cake and eat it too. You choose to burn the proverbial candle at both ends. You like to pretend that you are some kind of wise old zen master who can smile and say: I choose not to choose, the Universe will decide. Well, what if I were to say to you, you wise old sly Gemini, that the Universe deems that it is time for you to make a choice. On Sept. 19th, I believe...

Cancer:  You have sailed & surfed & kayaked through a summer of wine filled goblets & dined on the full buffet of fillets of this & that, garnished with dapper appetizers of your own creation. The autumn is a new season & you may need to fast from your habitual ways.  Yes it is a time of change: a change of habits, a change of health protocols, a change of heart, a change of how you look out at the world. Even a change of your dining companions, if you know what I mean....    

Leo:  Yes you have chased down a new dream & you are abuzz with what is now possible for you after the great jailbreak of 2007. You are a lion let loose from the circus cage, a leopard who has caught her chosen prey, a jaguar speaking its secrets to the shamans & dreamers who are tuned to your station. You had best call in a practical Virgo or two or three to keep the wheels of your great theatre moving in synchrony...

Virgo:  It is your time, Virgo. Time to be in charge of your destiny. Time to harvest the garden you have been tending so carefully for some years now. Time to rake in the moola, take in the cash flow, show the world that you have an impeccable sense of timing & even a modest method of leadership that is called for in these interesting times. Blessed are the humble & meticulous Virgos.. for they shall prosper this fall...

Libra:  You are setting up your jewellery booth at the corner of Harmony & Chaos. You are arbitrating a legal battle between Tradition & Innovation. You are wearing two hats: the lazy Taoist one that trusts in the Tao & the Cowboy one that comes with boots & spurs & something to keep your horse moving. I suggest to you that you should lend that Cowboy one to a nearby Aries. You need only to follow the Tao...

Scorpio: What was lost will be soon found.What was once in the pawn shop, will fetch a mint this fall on e-bay. The lowly Japanese yen will make a comeback soon. Whomever you have abandoned, insulted, discarded or rejected will ,no doubt, be in your dreams if not your face this fall. So you have a choice to make. Accept your shadow, your fear patterns, your human folly or have a chat with the ferryman en route to the Underworld...

  Sagittarius: You can see the future much clearer that Nostradamus could. You are preparing to receive a series of prophetic dreams more powerful that the ones Gordon Michael Scallion received some years ago. You may be on the brink of remembering Atlantis in much more detail than the sleeping prophet, Edgar Cayce. So I must encourage you to keep scribing away at your dream journal this fall. You have ascended Masters & Cosmic Merchants at your service.....

Capricorn: Who do you think you are?  That you can transmute so much chaos & come up smelling like roses, or jasmine or cedar at least. You are going through one great shamanic initiation this year. You are letting go of who you think you  are to become the one the Great Mystery knew you could be, if only you would step out of your way. Let the wasps sting you. This could bring you to the altered state you have been waiting for!

 

Aquarius:  Your Zodiac Oracle has recently returned from the Isle of Avalon & the magical landscape where the Circle-Makers hover their spheres of Light near Albion's megalithic stone circles & white horses to create the Temporary Temples, the Vortex Grids, the Sacred Geometry Glyphs that open the aperture of your mind to dimensions way beyond this 3D item. You, Aquarius, have open access, a wi-fi link to these Circle-Makers...  

 

Pisces:  I am happy to report that Sun & Saturn & eventually Venus in Virgo are going to add a practical & profoundly stabilizing spice to that ever-changing chimera of a soup that you have simmering on your stove. You will still be doing the social work you soul is called to do. You will still be offering random acts of kindness & compassion to strangers & forgetful soul-mates. Just be prepared for a few kings & queens,  some renegade royalty at your dinner table in the next few weeks...