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Mosaic Artist? ARIES are developing courage. Jump first, deal with the consequences in mid air, land on your feet, and keep moving. Aries is about action not vacillation. She is the initiator trailblazing through unfamiliar territory, as though she knows […] 

New Horoscopes for the Week of April 1st – 7th

This week we’re moving progressively closer to the April 7th culmination of a Libra full Moon. This represents a slowly emerging realization or answer to the March 24th Aries new Moon when new beginnings were initiated. Something was “planted” then. […] 

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Comments on Current Planetary Positions – April 5 , 2020

Today the Virgo Moon opposes the asteroid Nessus in the sign of Pisces. Nessus represents themes of abuse - the kind of abuse that results from neglect, withholding, failing to say what needs to be said, refusing to accept responsibility for fixing a personal shortcoming, or otherwise failing to do your part in bringing a "lopsided" relationship into balance. (Gaslighting is a good example of Nessus in action through a kind of abuse meant to confuse, deflect, and disempower). If you're being a victim or victimizing another by failing to do what you could do or misrepresenting your role, it's time to stop. The April 7th full Moon will shine a light on the true nature of a relationship, your intent, what's lacking, and what's needed.
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WELCOME!! My name is Holly RePenn. I am a Professional Astrologer certified by the International Society for Astrological Research, a writer, Master Herbalist, Certified Holistic Nurse, and a Registered Yoga teacher. I hope you visit my site often, gather some information, comment on articles, schedule a personal reading, or sign up for future classes and workshops. If you live near my office in San Juan Capistrano, California we can meet in person. Anywhere in the world skype or phone readings are available.

FREE WILL AND FATE IN ASTROLOGY

Astrologers bend over backward to emphasize the "free will" nature of Astrology. Nothing is set in stone or totally out of our control The most ominous aspects of any chart can be worked through in beneficial ways depending on your decisions, motivation, self-discipline, determination, level of awareness, etc. All of this seems important to emphasize. An astrologer once told me that life is like being you in school - a series of lessons. Sometimes you pass. Sometimes you fail. Sometimes you partially succeed. But you're continually presented with more challenges and chances to progress and to "get it right." I've come to believe that's about half the equation. The other has to do with fate and destiny. There's a symbol in every chart (the Vertex or "Destiny's Gate") that defines elements of your life out of your control. I've come around to believing that life is more a combination of free will and destiny. The vertex seems to define turning points usually related to "fateful" meetings of people who change the course of your path through life. The Vertex is an opening allowing us to "climb across" the artificial division between spirit and matter. We aren't necessarily determined to do this. At certain points in our life it seems we're just carried in a specific (pre-determined) direction. It just happens. An element of magic and mystery is added into the overall bigger picture. The dictionary defines the vertex as the "highest point." The vertex may represent a goal we couldn't have achieved without the mysterious intrusion of a fateful meeting or seemingly forced "turning point" beyond our control. Noting the Sabian symbol of the degree and sign placement of your Vertex can feel like a window into the general theme and course of your life. I used to ignore the Vertex but now I'm finding it's a wealth of inside information into the nature of the most transcendent parts of your journey through life - the whole point of the current incarnation.
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