Serena a.k.a Serena Carroll
Serena Carroll, M.A., is a trained astrologer, therapist and writer. With over 35 years of experience, Serena draws on her training and skills to help individuals gain a deeper understanding of their life’s purpose, innate gifts and full potential through an in-depth reading of their birth charts. Through a unique combination of Western and Vedic astrological techniques, Serena has advised a wide range of clients over the years. She has lectured on astrology and currently writes a blog on practical spirituality for mariashriver.com. Serena serves on the board of Sarah House, a hospice for low income individuals and those living with HIV-related illness. www.SerenaCarroll.com
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Hello Dear Readers, The quandary of early July is here. What can you say about a month that begins under a power gridlock of two opposing mighty gods, Sun and Pluto, and four retrograde planets? Don’t count on anything just yet, wait it out, stay on your yacht whether literal or fanciful; water planets predominate right now anyway.
We can calm down, just for a moment, since we’re past those harrowing Taurus/Scorpio eclipses which brought about so much upheaval in the past few weeks, and now we can move into the slightly balmier days of June.
Our galactic vessel has landed on the rocky shores of May 2013, and it’s strange territory indeed. Oh you may ask, what happened to those nice Druid Beltane and May Day festivals? This fracas of Saturn and Mars will start off the early days of this month with a clash of symbols, i.e. the impulsive son, whose restrictive and disciplinarian dad is taking him to task.
What a charged up month it is, this April, with several planets in the impulsive “do or die” sign of pioneer Aries. Coming off of the intense full moon of last week, with the fertility rites of spring just behind us, symbolized by "Eostre" the Teutonic goddess of fertility whose totem was the rabbit.
Dear everyone, here comes March and what do we have? The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Neptune, Chiron, all swimming in the emotional waterworld of the ocean god. This is just how last month ended, with Mercury and Saturn retrograde, causing us to look backwards and review and re-investigate various details and make some changes.
The early February planetary lineup in Aquarius, along with a Libra moon and Jupiter in Gemini, makes for a lot of air which inclines towards verbosity - but of course with many innovative and original ideas bandied about, so typical of Aquarius. This preponderance of “refined air,” the label attached to Aquarius, IS technology’s true Homeland.
Welcome to 2013, which adds up to a six year, the card of the Lovers, in the Tarot. Aside from the romantic connotation here, the lovers represents duality, and a kind of yin yang twinship. “Six” years are mostly concerned with the art and craft of relating, take this where you will, whether it be diplomacy in world affairs or interactions at a deeply personal level. I regret to say that I am a little ...
Once we get past the first two days, which are still tangled up in the gridlock of Pluto and Uranus square to the Sun, with teeth bared in some cases, power struggles and other matters like year end fiscal book closings, will be smoothed and organized in a business like way, even if employing a lawyer is what is called for.
Bookended by a Scorpio moon from beginning to end, June rolls in under two significant eclipses, a day apart! The June 4th lunar eclipse, 4:10 am PDT, is followed by the very rare Venus eclipse of the sun, June 5th, 6:10 p.m. for about 3 hours.
Welcome to one of the better months of 2012. May is here with some happy moments, a few Jupiterian gifts, and a memorable full moon.
April begins on a confusing note, Mercury retrograde finally moves ahead on the fourth, and Mars by the 15th, the Sun squares Pluto, and Uranus sits right there too. So there has been an overall sense of being hemmed in and frustrated. Take the lottery for instance, 173 million disappointed people left feeling like April Fools !
March winds have arrived with a fury of tornados devastating parts of the Midwest and the south, all of which occurred under the squaring of Venus and Saturn and the moon, a very sad combination indeed.
What is it about Aquarians? There have been more US Presidents born in February than any other sign. Washington, Lincoln, Reagan, William Henry Harrison and although his birth was January 30th, FDR was also an Aquarian. With the exception of Washington, the other three were born earlier in the month, under the star, Danistha, symbolized in the Hindu myth
Appropriately named for Janus, the two headed Roman god of beginnings and endings, January is that doorway into the year ahead, from 2011 to 2012.
Zing! goes the arrow of the Sagittarian archer right into the heart of the matter. “Please don’t be so honest” were words spoken to a Sag child.
Surgeons, generals and spies excel under the Scorpio sky, it’s that kind of depth and power which scores the early November election season every two years. When else could they be possibly held? After the first two days’ square involving several inner planets, the wildness and buzz calms down for a minute and we can look ahead to some of the highlights of this month.
OCTOBER, the month of gorgeous sunsets, is here and with so many Libra planets striving for civility in a cruel and unjust world there’s hope for some sanity and balance. The key moments of the month occur with the lunations, the new and full moons, both of which are fairly benign.
Fairly harmonious are the very early days of September, coming off of the new moon of August 28th, which always sets the pace for the following 14 days. The nice relationship of planets in earthy signs bodes well for birthdays on or near the first days of September, January and May.
To learn more about your specific moon sign in this month, read Moon Sign Astrology - August 2011 Named for the Emperor Augustus, the name of all emperors after Octavian took the name for himself in a gesture of grandiosity that is not lost on regal Leo, his month - August - is here.
Sea shells, pearls, all gifts of the sea symbolize the oceanic emotional nature of the sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the moon.
Sea shells, pearls, all gifts of the sea symbolize the oceanic emotional nature of the sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the moon. The moon is one of the most important planets in astrology. It’s placement in the birth chart speaks to our maternal element: it tells us about our feeling nature, our relationship to our mothers, the home environment; and most significantly, it is thought to represent the soul housed in the human body.
Well now the fun begins, isn’t that always the way with the most entertaining of all, the talented Gemini energy? Only this month we have two partial eclipses bookending the very first and last day of the month, and a total lunar eclipse midway on June 15.