Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

The summer farmer’s markets are over.

I will continue to do in-person astrology readings in the Roaring Fork Valley and by telephone and Skype everywhere in the world.

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Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Aquarius

Steven Forest Astrology Retreat

Steven Forrest Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship Retreat

September 24 through September 28, 2010

 I have just completed an absolutely wonderful week at the Steven Forrest Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship Retreat in Calistoga, California. I arrived at the San Francisco Airport on Friday, September 24 and took the Airport Express bus to the Sonoma County Airport where I was picked up by Dawn, who was helping set up the retreat at Mountain Home Ranch. As I had never seen the Golden Gate Bridge before, it was a big thrill to go over the bridge on the way to the Sonoma County Airport. Seeing the beautiful bridge above the sparkling water, I just knew I was in for a wonderful time!

 The ride on Airport Express to the Sonoma County Airport took a long time because of the Friday evening traffic and the road construction. However, by 6:00 pm I was at Mountain Home Ranch eating appetizers and meeting my fellow retreat members. Then at 7:00 pm it was my first dinner at Mountain Home—the first of many absolutely wonderful, fresh, home grown meals that I was to have at the Ranch.

 I met my roommate who had been selected for astrological compatibility by Joyce Van Horn of Gossamer Rings, the organizer of all of Steven Forrest’s Calistoga, California retreats. We were assigned to the rustic cabin called “Beauty.” “Beauty” as it turns out is a cabin with a history. She had fell into a gulch twice and had to be hauled back up the hill and reset until she finally ended up at her present location in the trees just up the hill from the main lodge.

 Saturday morning Steven Forrest began his presentation and we all began our wonderful journey into some very fascinating information about the Moon. As Steven mentioned, the Sun has stolen all of the glory as far as astrological interpretations, and the Moon has been somewhat ignored. However, when you consider that the Moon is the focal point of a person’s happiness, you realize how very, very important it is for astrologers to understand the Moon and its importance when interpreting a client’s birth chart.

 Steven’s lectures began Saturday. The first lecture was about the out-of-bounds Moon and its significance in the birth chart. Like all out-of-bounds planets the Moon can “take over” the birth chart. Due to the Moon’s orbit, only certain people will be born with an out-of-bounds Moon.

 The next lecture was about the eight phases of the Moon as it goes through its monthly journey. Understanding these phases in depth vividly explained the needs of the Moon (and, consequently, our emotional needs) as it goes through each phase. We then learned about how each phase of the Moon is acted out in an individual birth chart and the evolutionary challenge of each phase.

 On Monday, we began an in-depth study of the progressed Moon through the eight Moon phases. A knowledge of the progressed Moon as it goes through the phases allows us to chart our course as we begin and finish major projects in our life. Understanding that the Moon takes approximately two and one-half years to complete each phase is crucial for a full understanding of our life cycles.

 On the final day of the retreat Steven interpreted the Moon in a few charts of the Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship students.

 Then, sadly, the magical retreat was over and it was time to go home.

 Stay tuned for several in-depth Moon articles about some of the topics I have briefly discussed in this article.  

Void of Course Moon

Electional astrology is the process of finding the best time to hold an event such as a wedding, start a new business, go on an important interview, buy or sell real estate, have surgery, go on a trip, etc. One of the most important elements of a successful electional astrology reading is to make sure that the event does not start on a void of course moon.

 Because the moon moves very quickly through the zodiac and only spends approximately 2 ½ days in each sign of the zodiac, it is an excellent tool for timing events. In fact, when I do a birth chart rectification for someone who does not know their time of birth, I always use the transits of the moon as a factor to determine the exact timing of a life event.

 A void of course moon occurs when the moon in its current sign has made its last major aspect to any of the planets before it moves to the next sign. The moon still has “moon energy” but because it is not contacting any other planet the energy has nowhere to go. The energy simply becomes “void” or not easily felt. Electional astrologers frequently use the term “nothing will come of it” when they encounter a void of term moon while doing an astrological election reading for a client. If “nothing will come of it,” it is easy to see why you would not want to see a void of course moon at the start of an important life event.

 However, a void of course moon is an excellent time to meditate, do contemplative yoga, clean out clutter, organize and to just enjoy life. It can often be a very good time to finish up jobs that are already started. Phones typically will not ring very much during a void of course so it is easier to finish a task uninterrupted by distractions.

 As stated above, a void of course moon occurs when the moon in its current sign has made its last major aspect to any of the planets before it moves to the next sign. It remains void of course until it moves into the next sign. The void of course can last anywhere from a few minutes to more than two days. The following charts show the void of course moon for several months in 2010 and 2011. An example of the September 2010 chart is as follows:

 At one minute past midnight Eastern Standard Time on September 3, 2010, the moon was at 28 degrees, 23 minutes Gemini. It was making several aspects, including a square to Uranus at 29 degrees, 20 minutes Pisces (which was the last possible aspect it could make in that sign). It was not void of course at that time.

However, by 1:41 AM the moon had moved to to 29 degrees, 20 minutes of Gemini. It was now void of course because it was past the last aspect (the square to Uranus at 29 degrees 20 minutes Pisces) and it had not yet entered the new sign of Cancer.

 Note on the September 2010 void of course moon table that the moon was no longer void of course at 2:52 AM because it had now entered a new sign.

 .Hopefully, these void of course moon tables will be helpful to you to use as the first step in determining the best time to perform or not perform an action. If you would like a full electional reading, complete the form under “Contact Me” at the top of this web page and I will contact you to set up a full astrology reading to find the best time to schedule your important event.

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 All of the times in the following charts are shown for the Eastern Time Zone. You will need to adjust the times for your own time zone.

 Also be aware that the time will change with Daylight Savings Time. For instance, the times shown from September 2010 through November 7, 2010 are given in Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Eastern Standard Time begins on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00 AM. Eastern Daylight Savings Time then returns on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2:00 AM.

 

VOID OF COURSE MOON – SEPTEMBER 2010

Day of Week

 

Day

 

Time

  Day of Week  

Day

 

Time

Fri 3

1:41 AM

until

Fri

3 2:52 AM
Sun 5 4:32 AM until Sun 5 5:46 AM
Tue 7 4:18 AM until Tue 7 5:54 AM
Thur 9 5:00 AM until Thur 9 5:02 AM
Sat 11 1:17 AM until Sat 11 5:22 AM
Mon 13 7:54 AM until Mon 13 8:53 AM
Wed 15 2:53 PM until Wed 15 4:31 PM
Sat 18 1:14 AM until Sat 18 3:36 AM
Mon 20 9:10 AM until Mon 20 4:16 PM
Thur 23 1:53 AM until Thur 23 4:48 AM
Sat 25 9:13 AM until Sat 25 4:18 PM
Mon 27 11:04 PM until Tue 28 2:12 AM
Thur 30 6:38 AM until Thur 30 9:47 AM

 

VOID OF COURSE MOON – OCTOBER 2010

Day of Week

 

Day

 

Time

  Day of Week  

Day

 

Time

2 Sat

11:23 AM

Until

Sat

2 2:22 PM
4 Mon 9:53 AM Until Mon 4 4:01 PM
6 Wed 12:44 PM Until Wed 6 3:53 PM
8 Fri 9:39 AM Until Fri 8 3:53 PM
10 Sun 2:28 PM Until Sun 10 6:10 PM
12 Tue 8:09 PM Until Wed 13 00:18 AM
15 Fri 5:50 AM Until Fri 15 10:25 AM
17 Sun 2:50 PM Until Sun 17 10:53 PM
20 Wed 6:26 AM Until Wed 20 11:24 AM
22 Fri 9:38 PM Until Fri 22 10:30 PM
25 Mon 3:50 AM Until Mon 25 7:49 AM
27 Wed 10:20 AM Until Wed 27 3:15 PM
29 Fri 3:49 PM Until Fri 29 8:40 PM
31 Sun 5:02 PM Until Sun 31 11:52 PM

 

VOID OF COURSE MOON – NOVEMBER 2010

Day of Week

 

Day

 

Time

  Day of Week  

Day

 

Time

Tue 2

8:37 PM

Until

Wed

3 1:20 AM
Thur 4 7:35 PM Until Fri 5 2:17 AM
Sat 6 11:45 PM Until Sun 7 3:29 AM
Tue 9 7:36 AM Until Tue 9 8:38 AM
Thur 11 2:58 PM Until Thur 11 5:33 PM
Sun 14 1:34 AM Until Sun 14 5:25 AM
Tue 16 11:38 AM Until Tue 16 6:00 PM
Fri 19 00:34 AM Until Fri 19 5:05 AM
Sun 21 12:28 PM Until Sun 21 1:47 PM
Tue 23 4:58 PM Until Tue 23 8:15 PM
Thur 25 10:45 PM Until Fri 26 1:02 AM
Sun 28 3:31 AM Until Sun 28 4:35 AM
Tue 30 6:18 AM Until Tue 30 7:16 AM

 

VOID OF COURSE MOON – DECEMBER 2010

Day of Week

 

Day

 

Time

  Day of Week  

Day

 

Time

Thur 2

3:09 AM

Until

Thur

2 9:45 AM
Sat 4 7:15 AM Until Sat 4 1:00 PM
Mon 6 4:47 PM Until Mon 6 6:17 PM
Wed 8 8:08 PM Until Thur 9 2:32 AM
Sat 11 6:10 AM Until Sat 11 1:42 PM
Mon 13 7:36 PM Until Tue 14 2:16 PM
Thur 16 6:42 AM Until Thur 16 1:50 PM
Sat 18 4:38 PM Until Sat 18 10:38 PM
Tue 21 3:15 AM Until Tue 21 4:23 AM
Thur 23 2:26 AM Until Thur 23 7:52 AM
Sat 25 4:29 AM Until Sat 25 10:15 AM
Mon 27 7:22 AM Until Mon 27 12:39 PM
Wed 29 10:06 AM Until Wed 29 3:51 PM
Fri 31 2:58 PM Until Fri 31 8:22 PM

 

VOID OF COURSE MOON – JANUARY 2011

Day of Week

 

Day

 

Time

  Day of Week  

Day

 

Time

Sun 2

9:09 PM

Until

Mon

3 2:40 AM
Wed 5 7:16 AM Until Wed 5 11:09 AM
Fri 7 3:52 PM Until Fri 7 9:58 PM
Mon 10 6:13 AM Until Mon 10 10:25 AM
Wed 12 9:48 PM Until Wed 12 10:38 PM
Sat 15 7:48 AM Until Sat 15 10:24 AM
Mon 17 12:58 PM Until Mon 17 2:30 PM
Wed 19 4:27 PM Until Wed 19 5:17 PM
Fri 21 1:59 PM Until Fri 21 6:11 PM
Sun 23 5:09 PM Until Sun 23 7:00 PM
Tue 25 5:05 PM Until Tue 25 9:17 PM
Fri 27 10:02 PM Until Sat 28 1:56 AM
Sun 30 5:12 AM Until Sun 30 9:05 AM

 

VOID OF COURSE MOON – FEBRUARY 2011

Day of Week

 

Day

 

Time

  Day of Week  

Day

 

Time

Tue 1

2:33 PM

Until

Tue

1 6:22 PM
Fri 4 1:12 AM Until Fri 4 5:25 AM
Sun 6 2:14 PM Until Sun 6 5:47 PM
Wed 9 2:32 AM Until Wed 9 6:24 AM
Fri 11 2:28 PM Until Fri 11 5:22 PM
Sun 13 10:20 PM Until Mon 14 0:50 AM
Wed 16 2:07 AM Until Wed 16 4:15 AM
Fri 18 3:37 AM Until Fri 18 4:40 AM
Sun 20 2:19 AM Until Sun 20 4:02 AM
Tue 22 3:36 AM Until Tue 22 4:30 AM
Thur 24 6:16 AM Until Thur 24 7:47 AM
Sat 26 1:10 PM Until Sat 26 2:33 PM

 

What is Evolutionary Astrology?

Many astrologers only read the natal chart in a rather prescribed way, which gives little guidance to the future and how to navigate life’s rocky spots. Because of my past training at the School of Metaphysics, I knew that there was a better way to approach life.  A way that puts you in charge of your own life.  The best tool to find that way is through the study and use of evolutionary astrology.

Evolutionary astrology focuses on your soul’s need for learning and growing in this lifetime. When reading your astrology chart I will look at how the past affects your present life circumstances, the lessons you have learned in the past and the lessons you are now learning. Evolutionary Astrology is especially suited to looking at what is holding you back from living the fullest and happiest life possible in the here and now.

When I do your evolutionary astrology reading, I will look at your karmic Nodes of the Moon. The South Node shows your past and your habitual ways of dealing with life. The North Node shows your purpose in this life and how you are to grow and evolve to be your very best self.  

Your evolutionary astrology reading will not only tell you the habitual, possibly negative, habit patterns of your South Node, but it will also tell you about the wonderful, helpful talents that you have inherited from your past through the South Node to help you in this lifetime.  The trick is to use the good habits, but to not become emeshed in the habitual ways of reacting that  are not beneficial to you.

Saturn and Pluto also hold very valuable clues to your evolutionary path and your direction in life.  When I look at your chart using evolutionary astrology, the chart will just open up and I will be able to see dimensions of your life shine forth that you were previously unaware of.  Evolutionary astrology is truly a wonderful tool to use in charting your best possible life!

 

 

 

Aspen Astrology Parties

You will be amazed at the amount of fun you and your guests can have at an astrology party!  I will do mini-readings for each of your guests.  These party readings will usually be 10-20 minutes in length for each guest, depending on the number of guests and your budget.

Parties can be set up two ways.

  • Each guest pays for their own mini reading.  This structure is good for girl’s night out parties, small showers, and “just because” parties such as an informal potluck evening or afternoon party.
  • The host pays for all readings and allocates a certain amount of time to a reading for each guest.  This works very well for large gatherings.  Astrology readings are typically viewed as part of the entertainment, along with a band or other entertainment of your choice.  For larger parties, you will need to hire several readers (either several astrologers or other psychic readers such as tarot card readers, palm readers and face readers.   I can refer you to an excellent Aspen area tarot card reader that I work many parties with.

Send me an email expressing your interest and we can discuss your party ideas.

Ruby

Astrology by Ruby