Daily Planets Sunday 17 April, 2011 Remarkableness

view from the queenstown gondola. pic by me

view from the queenstown gondola. pic by me

I did warn you that this would be more of a travel blog than a planetary blog over the next few days…

I am in Queenstown in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand . And I love it. So much that I can’t believe it has taken me 7 years to come back here.

From the moment we flew between the mountains into an absolute array of autumn colour and smelt the clean mountain air, I began to relax. This place is truly awe inspiring- as remarkable as the Remarkables we intend to fly over in a helicopter tomorrow- weather permitting, of course.

Given you come here for a daily dose of astrology… to the skies.

As I write, the Moon has just moved into Libra. Libra is one of those signs that just wants to appreciate balance and beauty and the harmony that can be found in nature- or at least the concept thereof. Libra is an idea, rather than an ideal…and I have an idea that I could be super creative right here…if it wasn’t for all the pesky snow that is going to drop within about a month. Speaking of which, I couldn’t find my fleecy jacket, so had to borrow a huge one of my husbands & roll the sleeves up. So what- no one knows me…but I saw those photos this afternoon & seriously the extra couple of “X’s” in the size add a couple of “X’s” to me! Not very Libra at all.

Over the next couple of days Mars is facing off against a retrograde Saturn in Libra. Mars, in Aries, is super strong and just wants to take action and fix stuff and fight battles and rescue damsels in distress. Saturn wants him to think about all the possible alternatives and is urging us not to move too quickly.

Oh, before I forget, there is a Full Moon over the next day or so. Right at the very end of Libra (28 degrees-ish), this will be exact lunchtime-ish in Sydney on Monday, and late Sunday night in New York. Libra Full Moons are usually about non Aries concepts such as diplomacy and balance and moderation- and how we balance these against the go get ‘em parts of our chart as represented by Aries. Start thinking about where the full beam of this Moon will fall in your chart.

Outside someone is setting off fireworks by the lake- Lake Wakitipu. The night is cold and crisp and I daresay there will be a frost tonight. Until tomorrow…weather permitting.

the remarkable remarkables, with queenstown & lake wakatipu in the foreground. pic by me.

the remarkable remarkables, with queenstown & lake wakatipu in the foreground. pic by me.