Marlena Applebaum

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Astrological Counseling

Blog Tags
Libra (20)   opposition (3)   square (11)   progressions (1)   Mercury (48)   Carl Jung (3)   astronomy (8)   Mars (33)   Gemini (10)   relationships (10)   synastry (5)   inferior conjunction (1)   Uranus retrograde (1)   Sagittarius (12)   Full Moon (24)   Pluto (26)   elements (4)   Sabian symbols (13)   Bach flower remedies (2)   composite chart (2)   Venus Retrograde (7)   Imago (1)   Mercury's shadow (10)   Uranus (35)   Waxing Crescent (1)   chakras (3)   philosophy (2)   zodiac (7)   Jupiter retrograde (3)   Chiron (13)   Saturn (18)   Leo (10)   quincunx (1)   Venus/Sun conjunct (1)   poetry (4)   mythology (11)   aspects (5)   Moon phase (26)   equinox (3)   Aries (27)   Void-of-Course Moon (10)   Jupiter (29)   direct motion (17)   Nodes of the Moon (7)   trine (7)   Scorpio (14)   Cancer (12)   Balsamic Moon (4)   events (1)   spirituality (31)   Pisces (13)   Venus (42)   religion (6)   history (22)   Sun (25)   healing (4)   love (3)   communication (3)   astrology (37)   Ophiuchus (1)   qualities (3)   Moon (25)   technical (5)   Aquarius (12)   Gibbous Moon (2)   birth chart (30)   counseling sessions (17)   Saturn retrograde (3)   eclipse (18)   Capricorn (13)   Grand Cross (6)   12th house (1)   New Moon (23)   Mercury retrograde (44)   Taurus (14)   Neptune retrograde (1)   Virgo (8)   Mars retrograde (8)   Uranus/Pluto square (11)   literature (1)   psychology (23)   Neptune (21)   solstice (3)  
Blog Categories
Blog Search
May 1, 2011

Excitement, boldness, and strong gut feelings abound!



The potential for dynamism and liveliness is high today. Mars ♂, the archetype of going after what you want with zeal and confidence, is amplified by Jupiter’s ♃ expansiveness and the Moon’s ☽ sensitive emotional receptors. Excitement, boldness, and strong gut feelings abound as the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter join in 23º Aries.

April 11, 2011

Mars square Pluto, Mercury conjunct Jupiter



There is a confrontation between Mars, feisty god of war, and Pluto, lord of the underworld. Unconscious factors may be fueling strong emotions and creating tension. Can we face our demons, let go of the compelling drive to control, & express our truths with self-awareness? Action may feel urgent as the process of transformation is sparked, yet with Mercury retrograde, we are still in a period of inward reflection.

Also, tonight Mercury (retrograde) conjoins Jupiter, stimulating a review of internal connections or outer reconnections, and inspiring copious communication. Through it there is an opportunity for optimism and faith - that any friction, which may feel counter to our well-being, is actually serving to expand and lift consciousness.

March 28, 2011

We must “stand the tension of the opposites”



Perhaps there is a part that wants to rush forward into a new adventure, ready for the journey ahead, and feeling optimism and faith. Yet there is another part that is cautious, remembering past failures, and shrewdly weighing the pros & cons. 3/28: Jupiter in Aries (sign of “I”) opposition Saturn retrograde in Libra (sign of “we”). Yes, these energies may feel in conflict, yet they balance and temper one another.

This is the last of 3 oppositions between Jupiter and Saturn in this sequence - the first was on May 23 2010, the second on August 16 2010. This may correlate with a final trigger of a certain internal conflict/reconciliation regarding these two different planets (principles) now in opposite signs. Jupiter is about expansion, Saturn is about consolidation...

Jung suggests that we must “stand the tension of the opposites” in order to transcend them... “The apparently unendurable conflict is proof of the rightness of your life. A life without inner contradiction is either only half a life or else a life in the Beyond... The self is made manifest in the opposites and in the conflict between them.”
-C.G. Jung

February 25, 2011

Jupiter square Pluto



Jupiter square Pluto, one of the most significant transits of the year, felt strongly Feb thru Mar. Pluto is about death and rebirth. Pluto demands transformation in the most profound way. Jupiter optimistically seeks growth & freedom. The square between the two creates friction. It is a turning point; perhaps decisive action must be initiated. We see this in the collective, but it applies personally as well.

January 27, 2011

Seal meets girl. Seal falls in love with girl. The end.



Today I happened to see this remarkable video reminding me of the Sabian Symbol for 1º Aries: “A woman has risen from the water, a seal has emerged also, and is embracing her.” Then I realized Jupiter is moving from 0º to 1º Aries right now. Amazing synchronicity. Note that the seal is perfectly personifying Jupiter in Aries. Jupiter = warmhearted and jovial; Aries = bold & courageous, yet innocent.

January 22, 2011

Jupiter enters Aries, initiating a new 12 year cycle



Optimistic Jupiter ♃ enters fiery Aries ♈, initiating a brand new 12-year cycle. Over the next 4 months, wherever Aries is in your chart, expect a rush of vitality and exuberance to be born within you, an expansion of courage and desire to step forward, and a fresh exploration of your higher truths.

January 4, 2011

Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Pisces



Along with the Solar Eclipse, Jupiter ♃ is exactly conjunct Uranus ♅ today at 27º Pisces ♓. Jupiter expands and adds benevolence to whatever it touches. Uranus represents sudden change, exciting breakthroughs, and progressive/revolutionary ideas. These two planetary archetypes combining in dreamy, mystical Pisces will manifest uniquely for each of us, but in general connection with the divine is enhanced and highlighted.

November 26, 2010

Sun in Sagittarius, Jupiter direct



With the Sun in Jupiter’s ♃ sign of Sagittarius ♐, and Jupiter being direct now, this large planet, representing faith, abundance and expansion, may be bringing something wonderful to you, or it may be too much of something, even if it’s a good thing (depends on where Jupiter is traveling through your chart). It can be necessary to practice having good boundaries or to set limits with Jupiter energy.

November 18, 2010

Jupiter and Venus direct



Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, and Venus, the goddess of love (the two “benefics”), turn direct on the same day! Friends of mine just reported that one of their chickens, after months of growth, finally laid a first egg today! A perfect symbol of being attuned with the energies that be! How are you experiencing this shift forward (after the deep inward time of reflection during the retrograde period)?

More Blogs:
<<        1        2       3       >> 
powered by Abstract5