Good or bad omen?: A bird’s message for Bernie Sanders

A sparrow’s visit to Bernie Sanders in the middle of a rally in Portland, Oregon has become one of the most famous omens in recent political history. What’s interesting about this is that Bernie Sanders and his followers recognized the bird as an omen or augury. Since prehistoric times people looked at symbols in nature as divine messages. Precisely, the word “augury” comes from the Latin word augurium, which means “an indication of the future; omen; sign”. It can be positive or negative. An augur was a priest who practiced divination in Ancient Rome. The augurs constituted one of the four main colleges of priests and were consulted by political leaders. This was an official and lifetime position. One of the most used divination methods used by augurs was the auspicium or the observation of the flight of the birds. Continue reading

Lunar Eclipse Horoscope: March 23, 2016

The Partial Lunar Eclipse of March 23, 2016 occurs at 3º17′ of Libra. It will be visible in most parts of Asia, Australia and the Americas. By definition, a lunar eclipse occurs when Earth is aligned between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow over the Earth’s satellite. As seen from Earth, the Moon “turns off”. Here the subconsciousness, the emotions, are “turned off” or eclipsed. Lunar eclipses calls you to face a need of manifesting new ways to move towards your future. This is presented as stress, crisis, and change in some aspect of your life. Depending on where the eclipse falls in your chart is what needs to be resolved. Today’s Full Moon in Libra and the New Moon in Aries of next April 7 show which things need to be left behind and which need to be developed to progress. Continue reading

World Water Day

Every year, the World Water Day is celebrated on March 22. In divination, water represents feelings, emotions, and the subconscious. In Tarot, the Cups, which corresponds to Hearts in playing cards, represent the element of water. In astrology, the zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces belong to the element of water. Continue reading

Beware the Ides of March!

According to Plutarch, a soothsayer had warned that harm would come to Caesar no later than the Ides of March, the festivities for the new Roman year which started on March 15. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey, where he would be assassinated, Caesar passed the seer and joked, “The ides of March have come,” meaning to say that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied “Aye, Caesar; but not gone.” Continue reading

Solar Eclipse Horoscope: March 8, 2016

The Total Solar Eclipse on March 8, 2016 occurs at 18º56′ of Pisces in the South Node in Pisces. It will be visible in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean. By definition, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is aligned between the Sun and the Earth creating a shadow on the planet. As seen from the Earth, the Sun “turns off”. Here the conscious, the ego, is eclipsed or “turned off” to reveal something about the unconscious. Because it happens on the South Node, this eclipse asks you to look and work on something about your past or your unconscious that you are not aware of and that now becomes an obstacle to progress and grow. This is presented as a crisis or chaos in some aspect of your life that needs to be put in order. Depends on which part of your natal chart is activated by the eclipse, it’s the matter to be solved. Today’s New Moon in Pisces and the last Full Moon in Virgo, which was on February 22, show us which things you need to leave behind and which things you need to develop in order to discontinue a stagnant part of your life. Continue reading

Tarot Horoscope: March 2016

The Magician

During the month of March, use your leadership to create the reality you desire. You’ll notice that your plans and projects begin to germinate now. Take this moment to direct them towards success. This is an arcana of beginnings. Whether in love, studies, work, health or finance, the changes you experience now will open a door to something new. Of course, for this to happen, you’ll need to eliminate, conclude, or leave behind those things that prevent you from taking flight.

If you have postponed this change, this month will force you to do it. Not only there is a New Moon in Pisces on March 8, but also two eclipses: a solar eclipse in Pisces on March 9 and a lunar eclipse in Libra on March 23. Eclipses precipitate you to face a crisis in your life and make way for that change you want so much but fear as well. You’ll be obligated to confront any postponed situation regarding health, work, and partnerships. You must face fear and pain but if you know your strengths, you’ll succeed.

The arcana of The Magician shows you those innate gifts and abilities you have to face any situation and succeed. If something does not exist, you can create it like magic. Creativity and ideas are in the air. This is the moment to materialize them and shine. Take the initiative in whatever it is you want. You’ll also find creative solutions to your problems. The Magician favors commerce, negotiations, communications, travels, and curiosity during the whole month of March. Continue reading