Urania's Well: Astrology for Changing Times


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Diotima

Diotima

Diotima Mantineia began studying astrology in 1968, taking classes from Zoltan Mason in New York City. For the next 22 years, she practiced astrology only for herself and her friends, continuing her studies while watching an increasingly humanistic, psychologically oriented, modern astrology blossom through the work of leading astrologers such as Noel Tyl, Liz Greene, Rob Hand, Marion March, Stephen Arroyo and Howard Sasportas. In 1986, Diotima began her study of Wicca and started reading Tarot, discovering that she is a gifted intuitive. In 1991, she began practicing both astrology and Tarot professionally. She majored in plant and soil science both in college and grad school, and grows much of her own food and "materia magica" on her land in the mountains of western North Carolina. Diotima’s personal spiritual path is rooted in the Western mystery traditions, the principles of Yoga, and a profound connection with the natural world. Wicca gives structure to her spiritual journey, and she utilizes shamanic practices for healing and to live in harmony with Nature. Over 15 years of studying Chinese martial arts has given her a deep appreciation of Taoist thought which has strongly influenced her magical and personal philosophy. You can find her at www.uraniaswell.com

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The Aries New Moon — coming, as it does, on or within a few weeks of the March Equinox — inevitably brings a noticeable shift in the ambient energy. This year, Aries is (as always) urging us to move ahead, to “boldly go”, to break new ground. But this New Moon’s natural exuberance is being severely challenged by an ongoing, difficult aspect in the sign of Capricorn , and we are likely to find ourselves required to clean up any messes we’ve been ignoring before we can move ahead.

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Recently, a bi-partisan group of 44 ex-senators wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post. Here is the first paragraph:

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    I have been reading "Draw the Circle" by Mark Batterson. On January 10th I got fed up with the government shutdown and decided to

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If you’ve been dealing with a situation in which you’re having a hard time making progress, everything is in line to move forward this month. Hopefully, that will be to your advantage. It’s all more likely to work in your favor if you are able to harness your enthusiasm and creativity to hard, disciplined work, and drive it towards practical ends.

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    Fun is also sometimes breaking the limits and overstepping the boundaries. That cannot be done if one does not have limits and bou

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The New Moon of December 6-7 (depending on time zone) falls in Sagittarius, the sign of the centaur, the archer who shoots an arrow into the future, in faith that it will land where it was aimed. A New Moon gives us an opportunity to explore the meaning of the sign it falls in, to learn more about how that sign manifests in our lives to trigger change and growth. The chart for the moment of the New Moon tells the story of the challenges and opportunities that will present themselves in the month ahead.

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Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light .” ~ Brene Brown

I was speaking with a client the other day who wanted to reach out, break free, ask for what she needed and take action to get what she wanted. She had dealt with a lot of shame and trauma as a child, and throughout her life had repressed many of her needs and desires in the interest of safety and security. But she was ready to change! She was going to go for it! She wanted to talk about how best to do this. Or so she told me prior to our consultation.

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." 
~ Margaret Mead

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    In my dream journal for June 19, 2018 I wrote: "Deities of Love, Friendship, and Community to guard against trolling." In the dre

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