Lynn Hayes

About Lynn Hayes

Lynn Hayes has been a practicing astrological consultant in beautiful North Carolina for over 30 years, working with clients all over the world both in person and by phone. She focuses on therapeutic and healing approaches which encourage greater empowerment and personal growth. She is available for personal consultations (see the readings tab on this website).

Battle of the Gods

Over the past week or so we’ve seen the effects of warrior Mars opposing confident Jupiter as aggressive rhetoric (Mars) becomes more and more amplified (Jupiter) across the globe. Today Neptune joins the conflict between Mars and Jupiter, obscuring and confusing the conflicts. These three planets are locked in what we call a “T-square,” where Mars opposes (180 degrees) Jupiter, and Neptune square (90 degrees) both Mars and Jupiter. The opposition and square are challenging aspects, where each planet tries to inhibit the action of the other creating a buildup of tension that eventually erupts in major conflict. In the individual personality this can lead to tremendous personal growth if handled properly. In global situations there is rarely the awareness of the need for conscious evolution, and we often end up with tragic results as “might makes right” and the more powerful entity achieves domination.

The aggressive rhetoric produced by the conflict between Mars and Jupiter over the pat few weeks has been mostly philosophical, since Jupiter rules philosophy and theology and (hu)man’s search for meaning in life. With the addition of Neptune into the mix, the battlefield becomes foggy and it becomes less clear who is on which side of the conflict, like a duststorm in the middle of a battle in the desert. Neptune challenges us to dissolve our reality and understand what lies beyond this mundane reality, and when it is in challenging aspect to other planets like it is now, it tends to confuse the issues and create illusion. On the other hand, Mars works hard to pierce those illusions using force. We are certainly seeing this in the US with the Abramoff scandal where governmental agencies are working hard to obscure (Neptune) their involvement, and other forces are struggling to reveal them (Mars).

This T-square will remain in effect for the next week or so as Mars moves out of range, but the effect of the Jupiter/Neptune square will continue. Jupiter and Neptune in stressful aspects can both be unrealistic and deluded – Jupiter with its tendency towards overconfidence, and Neptune with its veil of illusion. Over the next two weeks watch for lots of confusion and unsustainable ideals swirling about. These aspects will affect most personally those with planets in the fixed signs of Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus.

By | 2006-01-18T11:20:00+00:00 January 18th, 2006|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Battle of the Gods

Mars Squares Neptune Today

Mars is the god of war, motivating us to aggressively act out our desires and establish good boundaries to protect what we have. Neptune tends to blur the boundaries of ordinary realities and offers us aspirations to seek a higher level of consciousness, an experience of the divine. When these two gods are in conflict, life can get confusing and facts are often obscured. When you include Jupiter, which expands us and brings confidence and philosophical ideals.

The current spying scandal is a good archetype for the planetary system we have in effect right now. The system is called a “T-square,” and it consists of Mars opposite Jupiter, with Neptune squaring both of them (hence a T-shaped formation). This type of “hard angle” aspect creates conflict and challenges, but also energy for change.

By | 2006-01-17T14:47:54+00:00 January 17th, 2006|Astrology|Comments Off on Mars Squares Neptune Today

Congratulations George Clooney!

I was glad to see George Clooney won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor for his work in Syriana, a film that boldly exposes the corruption in the oil industry. After a period that he calls “his worst year,” it’s good to know that his luck has turned, something I predicted in my George Clooney

George is said to be thinking about settling down and finding his perfect mate, but that won’t be easy for him. Venus in his chart is in Aries, showing he craves freedom and independence in relationships, and his Venus is unaspected (meaning it makes no aspects to other planets in his chart). With an unaspected Venus it can be difficult (but not impossible!!) for him to forge the deep connections required for committed relationships. A man with Venus in Aries likes a woman who is strong and independent yet very womanly, because men with Aries planets tend to need to be the strong one in relationships. And of course she must understand his need for work that drives him with nose-to-the-grindstone Saturn in Capricorn that opposes Mars in his chart, relentlessly driving him towards success.

Still, beginning next year George will have a transit cycle of Jupiter (abundance and opportunity) to Venus, and perhaps he will get his wish. Until then, George, keep up the excellent work!

By | 2006-01-17T11:19:00+00:00 January 17th, 2006|People|Comments Off on Congratulations George Clooney!

Who is This Guy That’s Running Iran????

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is no mere radical fundamentalist – he is extremely well-educated with a master’s degree in engineering and a Ph.D. in traffic transportation planning. In 1975 he ranked 130th in the nationwide university entrance exams. Prior to being elected president, he was Mayor of Tehran where he reversed many of the reforms instituted by the previous more moderate administration. He was elected President as the protege of Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader (constitutionally elected religious leader) of Iran.

Ahmadinejad is a populist president, with a goal of using Iran’s oil money to help the poor in his country. During his campaign he spoke out openly against both the United States and the United Nations, and since his election has created a furor with his openly aggressive stance towards Israel which includes denying the holocaust. In addition, he has forged new and stronger relations with Russia and is increasingly aggressive about what he terms the right of Iran to possess nuclear weapons.

Astrologically, Ahmadinejad‘s birthchart has Sun in Scorpio, the sign of passionate emotional intensity and secrecy, and it is conjunct Neptune, making him an extremely emotional individual. He has a strong spirituality (Sun/Neptune) that is concerned with issues of power and domination (Scorpio). With Pluto (Scorpio’s ruler) in conflict with Saturn in his chart, he is obsessed (Pluto) with success and achievement (Saturn) and has a very strong will. This aspect in a birthchart can indicate either a strong motivation for success or a built-in fear of failure.

Chiron in his chart is square the Sun, revealing possible health problems as the result of an inability to truly establish one’s own sense of self. I suspect that Ahmahdinejad tends to burn himself into a frenzy and has no real sense of who he is. Transiting Saturn (limitation, depression) is currently setting off that square and we may see him experience health problems as the result of exhaustion over the next few months.

Saturn (rigidity) in Ahmahdinejad’s chart is in Sagittarius (theology), which often indicates someone with an exceptionally strict moral code. His Mars (aggression) falls in Pisces, which can often play the victim. Chances are he subjugated (Pisces) his own desires (Mars) and has a bit of a martyr complex, and Mars in his chart is widely opposite Jupiter, indicating a person who is arrogant and aggressively (Mars) promulgates their own philosophy and religion (Jupiter).

Pluto (power and death/rebirth) has been in square (90 degrees) with the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in his chart. When Pluto squares (conflicts with) Jupiter, there is a misuse of power (Pluto) for a religious goal (Jupiter), or destruction (Pluto) that takes place as a result of those religious ideals (Jupiter). This cycle came to a head from November 2005-February 2006 and will remain in effect throughout the end of the year. Pluto’s goal is no less than destruction and rebirth – it’s symbol is the Phoenix that rises out of the ashes.

Comparing Ahmahdinejad’s chart with that of GW Bush is an interesting exercise. Mars in each of their chart opposes Mars in that of the other, meaning the god of war within them that causes them to feel aggression and rebellion sets of the god of war in the other. An example of how this work is when two bullies meet in the schoolyard – one pushes the other, and the other responds in kind. The conflict escalates until one is on the ground. GWB’s Saturn is in square to Ahmahdinejad’s Mercury, showing that GWB doesn’t listen (Mercury) to Ahmahdinejad and Ahmahdinejad feels that GWB is overcritical (Saturn) of him. More difficult, Uranus in GWB’s chart is in square to Ahmahdinejad’s Mars/Jupiter opposition, resulting in a constant irritation between them.

Nancy Waterman is a “mundane” astrologer, dealing with the charts of countries and events. She has an interesting take on the future of Iran here.

It’s quite likely that Ahmahdinejad’s power will grow over the next year with multiple transits of Jupiter (good fortune and opportunity). It will be interesting to learn more about him as the details of his life make themselves known.

By | 2017-04-02T09:40:54+00:00 January 16th, 2006|Politics|Comments Off on Who is This Guy That’s Running Iran????

What is Compatibility in Relationships?

soulmateWe have been duped by Hollywood and our own sense of incompleteness into believing that somewhere there is one perfect person who is our “other half,” someone who is our perfect complement and will make us feel whole again.

This fantasy is problematic for several reasons. As any of us who have been in dysfunctional relationships knows, two incomplete people coming together do not form one perfect whole. The goal is to become complete in oneself, to learn and grow and evolve into a fully actualized being. In order for that to happen we often need certain experiences which will teach us and put us in touch with various aspects of ourselves. Some of us do this through our work, some through family, some through romantic relationships.

Compatibility is rarely a factor in attraction, because it doesn’t create that attractive spark. We are more likely to be attracted to mates who stimulate us because they are different, who open doorways into worlds that are new to us. Perfect compatibility is boring – it’s sitting on the sofa watching tv for the rest of our lives. Few of us are really looking for this kind of relationship.

The arena(s) in which we will do most of our soul growth is/are indicated in the natal astrological chart. A soulmate relationship generally begins with a feeling of fatedness and kinship, which signifies that there will be contact on a soul level. This does not necessarily mean that marriage and a lifetime of perfect harmony will follow, but rather than this relationship will provide lessons and growth experiences for you. It is not unusual for this kind of relationship to fall away once the lessons have been learned so that the individual can move on to the next level.

Compatibility analysis using astrological symbolism can identify areas of tension and ease between two people, and identify areas of compatibility and the source of challenges that the couple are likely to encounter. It can also offer solutions to aid in resolving longstanding conflicts. But the real question for me is not “are these two compatible?” Instead my question is: Does this relationship aid both individuals in their growth and can they have a good time along the way?

By | 2017-04-02T09:40:54+00:00 January 15th, 2006|Favorite posts, Relationships|Comments Off on What is Compatibility in Relationships?