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Astro Art

Astro Art

A Guide to Crafting Astrology-Themed Art

Astro Art

Embarking on a journey to create astrology-themed art opens up a world of possibilities for self-expression and creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting, the cosmos can serve as an abundant source of inspiration.

In this article, I’ll explore how to infuse your artwork with the magic of the stars, bringing your astrological insights to life on canvas. I’ve always like to live my life in full color. I’m not one to hang about in faded hues or 50 shades of grey. Here is a collection of all the Astro Art on my website. I hope you enjoy them.

 

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Connect with Astrological Concepts

Before you dive into your artistic process, take some time to immerse yourself in the rich symbolism of astrology. Explore zodiac signs, planets, houses, and astrological elements.

Consider the unique qualities associated with each astrological element—fire, earth, air, and water—and how they can be represented in your artwork.

 

Choose Your Medium

Astrology-themed art can take many forms, from paintings and drawings to digital art, collages, or even sculptures. Select a medium that resonates with you and allows you to express your ideas most effectively.

Watercolors might capture the ethereal nature of the stars, while digital art can provide a modern twist to traditional astrological symbolism.

 

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Your Astrology Journal

Your astrology journal is a great place to start with astro art. There are many pages so you have lots of opportunity to do some astro art. I personally started using astro journals a few years ago and now I have a collection of full color books and grimoires with all of my astro artwork ideas.

Select Colors Mindfully

Colors play a crucial role in conveying the energy of astrological signs. For instance, fiery reds and oranges might be associated with Aries, while earthy tones like greens and browns can represent Taurus. Be mindful of the emotional impact colors can have and choose a palette that aligns with the essence of your astrological theme.

 

Embrace Symbolism

Incorporate astrological symbols into your artwork to add layers of meaning. Zodiac glyphs, planetary symbols, and constellations can serve as powerful visual elements.

Experiment with ways to integrate these symbols seamlessly, whether as focal points or subtle details woven into the background.

 

Tell a Story with Constellations

Celestial storytelling can be a fun aspect of astrology-themed art. Consider creating constellations that tell a narrative or reflect personal experiences. Connect the dots between stars, allowing your viewers to interpret their own stories within the cosmic patterns you’ve crafted.

 

Infuse Personal Insights

As a professional astrologer, bring your unique insights and interpretations into your artwork. Consider how specific astrological themes relate to your own experiences or the experiences of those around you. This personal touch can make your art not only visually appealing but also deeply meaningful.

 

Promote Mindfulness through Creation

Engage in the process of creating astrology-themed art with mindfulness. Allow each stroke or digital brushstroke to be deliberate and intentional. Embrace the meditative quality of art-making.

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Finally

Creating astrology-themed art is a delightful journey of blending creativity, symbolism, and personal insight. By connecting with astrological concepts, choosing a meaningful medium, and infusing your unique perspective, you can craft art that not only visually captivates but also resonates on a deeper level.

So, let the stars guide your artistic endeavors, and watch as your creativity unfolds like the cosmic tapestry of the universe.

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Author Bio

Alison Price: Astrology Coach

Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

Learn more about Alison’s journey.

If you’d like to get in touch with Alison, you can reach out to her via email at starzology@gmail.com.

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Mythical Astrology: BadAss Goddesses

Mythical Astrology: BadAss Goddesses

BadAss Goddesses

In this episode, Alison chats with Arwynne O’Neill a research astrologer in Vancouver. Arwynne has created some beautiful and evocative artworks related to the goddesses and the zodiac signs. See her contact details at the end.

 

Support

If you wish to support Arwynne’s art practice and purchase one of these original artworks, please click on the image and it will take you to Arwynne’s online shop. Thank you in advance. We appreciate you.

 

Aries: BadAss Goddesses Amazons

The Amazons were a tribe of warrior women from Greek mythology, who lived in what is now Ukraine. Most famous among them were queen Penthesilea, who fought in the Trojan War, and her sister Hippolyta. No men were allowed among the Amazons, so they maintained their numbers through annual visits to a nearby tribe of male warriors. Baby girls resulting from these encounters were raised as fierce warriors, while male babies were either returned to the village of their fathers or left to die in the elements. (Alternatively, the Valkyeries)

Taurus: BadAss Goddess Watamaraka

Lightning and thunder herald the arrival of Watamaraka, the Zulu goddess of evil, at the temple where she rules over the Land of Darkness. She is the mother of all the world’s demons, and her mate, Burumatara, is their father—a half-bull, half-crocodile creature the size of an elephant.

Gemini: BadAss Goddesses Ta’xet and Tia

Ta’xet and Tia: The Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands in Western Canada have a death god duality called Ta’xet and Tia who guard the portal between life and death, through which all humans must pass to reach the realm of the afterlife. Ta’xet is the god of violent death, and Tia is the god of peaceful passing.

Cancer: BadAss Goddess Gaia

Gaia is the personification of the Earth, and one of the first Greek deities born from the void of Chaos. She is the mother of the Titans, who preceded the gods of Mount Olympus. Her offspring, Cronus and Rhea, were the parents of Zeus, who eventually overthrew the Titans and became the king of the gods.

Leo: BadAss Goddess Bastet

Bastet is the Egyptian cat goddess, originally worshiped in the form of a lion. Her status grew as cats were domesticated and her cult spread to Italy, where her symbols and statuary have been found in the ruins of ancient Rome and Pompeii.

Virgo: BadAss Goddess Artemis

Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt, twin of Apollo and daughter of Zeus and Leto. Artemis rules the moon and childbirth, motherhood and virginity, wild animals and hunters. She took an oath of chastity and defended it with deadly force when necessary. A hunter who happened upon her bathing in the river was turned into a deer for his transgression. She was just as fierce at defending her virginal followers and meting out swift punishment to those who threatened them.

Libra: BadAss Goddess Venus

Venus is the Roman goddess of love and beauty, and the ruler of Libra. She was born of the ocean foam rising from the severed testicles of the god Uranus. She is the epitome of feminine charm, gorgeous and irresistible, but also vain and faithless, prone to jealous rage and capricious violence. By the numbers, her legacy of lovers is dwarfed by the victims left in her… ahem, wake. The beautiful boy who didn’t return her affection, turned into a crab. An entire island’s women, struck blind. Love hurts.

Scorpio: BadAss Goddess Serket

Serket is the ancient Egyptian goddess of magic and medicine, and the ruler of poisonous creatures. She specialized in curing the venomous stings of spiders, snakes, and especially scorpions, which are her totem. She embodies both the venom and its antidote. Serket was the chosen patroness of many pharaohs, and their protector in the afterlife.

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Sagittarius: BadAss Goddess Ayao

Ayao is a Yoruba goddess in the Santería pantheon and an Orisha, or spirit of the air. She resides in the forest and in the eye of the tornado. She is a fierce warrior who wields many weapons, including a crossbow, a serpent, a quill and nine stones. (Alternatively, the Amazons)

Capricorn: BadAss Goddess Estanatlehi

Estanatlehi is the Navaho and Apache goddess of time, creation, transformation and immortality known as the Changing Woman. As an old woman she walks toward the east until she sees her younger self coming towards her, then she merges with herself, becoming young again. She progresses through an endless stream of lives, always changing and renewing but never dying. (Alternatively, Medusa)

Aquarius: Goddess Sedna

Sedna is the vengeful Inuit goddess of the sea, worshiped by hunters and fishermen who depend on her for their livelihood. As a beautiful maiden, Sedna rejected many suitors until a deceitful god tricked her into marriage. Her father sailed to her rescue, but was so terrified by her husband’s wrath that he threw Sedna overboard and cut off her fingers to prevent her from climbing back into the boat. She sank to the bottom where she was adopted as the protector of all the ocean’s creatures.

Pisces: BadAss Goddess Meng-Po

Meng-Po, Buddhist Lady Meng (whose name means “Dream”) is the goddess who guards the door of the Ninth Chinese Hell, where she dishes out a mystic brew for the souls of the dead to drink. Her potion makes them lose all memories of their previous lives, which ensures that everyone is reborn with a clean slate. The only thing a soul carries from one incarnation to the next is its Karma, kind of like spiritual metadata.

Author Bio

Arwynne O’Neill is a research Astrologer in Vancouver.

Check out all of Arwynne’s fabulous BadAss Goddesses and other artworks.

 

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The ABCs of Astrology

The ABCs of Astrology

The ABCs of Astrology

In this particular episode, we’re going to explore the whimsical side of astrology by examining the ABCs of this mystical discipline.

Each letter of the alphabet will feature a chosen astrological component but be aware that not all aspects will be covered.

To illustrate, the letter C could stand for Chart, Cancer, Conjunction, Chiron, or Capricorn, and there are likely numerous other astrological terms that readily come to mind.

Without further ado, let’s begin our journey with the letter A.




 

A is for Aspects

In astrology, aspects refer to the angular relationships between celestial bodies in a birth chart. These relationships, determined by the degrees of separation between planets, reflect specific energetic connections and influences. Aspects reveal the dynamic interplay between various planetary energies, shaping an individual’s personality traits, potentials, and life experiences. They can indicate harmonious or challenging interactions, highlighting areas of strength, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Common aspects include conjunctions (when planets are close together), squares (90-degree angles), trines (120-degree angles), and oppositions (180-degree angles). The nature of the aspect determines the nature of the interaction, influencing the overall astrological interpretation.   

 

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B is for Books

If you’re delving into astrology and seeking some insightful reading material, I have a few book recommendations for you.

Consider adding the following three titles to your astrology collection:

 

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  • An Ephemeris” – This book provides essential astronomical data, such as the positions of celestial bodies, which is crucial for accurate astrological calculations and chart interpretations.

 

  • The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook” by Sue Tompkins, this handbook offers a comprehensive guide to modern astrology, covering various techniques, chart interpretation, and practical advice for aspiring astrologers.

 

  • Planets in Transit” by Robert Hand, this book explores the influence of planetary transits, revealing how the movement of planets in relation to an individual’s birth chart can shape and influence life events and personal growth.

These three books can serve as valuable resources to deepen your understanding of astrology and enhance your astrological practice.

 

C is for Chart

The centerpiece of any astrology session lies in the chart, a profound depiction of your life and spiritual voyage.

Your individual birth chart acts as a blueprint, unveiling the intricate details of your existence.

Numerous chart variations exist, including:

  • Natal charts: It highlights the positions of celestial bodies at the time of your birth, shedding light on your personality traits, potentials, and life path.
  • Composite charts: These charts combine the birth charts of two individuals to explore the dynamics and potentials of their relationship.
  • Progressed charts: They reflect the evolution of your natal chart over time, offering insights into your personal growth and life transitions.
  • Directed charts: These charts focus on specific periods or themes in your life, providing a more in-depth understanding of their influence and significance.
  • Solar return charts: They are cast for the exact moment when the Sun returns to its natal position each year, providing insights into the upcoming year’s themes and energies.
  • Bi-wheel charts: They feature two charts overlaid, allowing for a comparative analysis of different time periods or individuals.

This list merely scratches the surface, as astrology encompasses a wide array of chart types, each offering unique perspectives and insights into various aspects of life.

D is for Descendant

The descendant, located on the western horizon at the time of your birth, holds significance in your chart.

It symbolizes several facets, including your life partner and the qualities you seek in a companion.

This point highlights the characteristics, values, and attributes you desire in a significant other.

It provides insights into your ideal partner’s traits and helps shape your expectations in relationships.

The descendant plays a crucial role in understanding the dynamics of your partnerships and the type of connection you seek in your journey through life.

 

E is for Ephemeris

An ephemeris is a table or data set that provides the positions of celestial objects, such as planets, moons, and stars, at specific times.

It contains information on their coordinates, distances, velocities, and other relevant parameters.

Ephemerides play a crucial role in astrology, where they provide information for horoscope charts and planetary alignments.

Overall, ephemerides are vital tools for understanding and navigating the celestial realm.

 

F is for Fixed Stars

Although all stars are in motion, some appear stationary to us, and we refer to them as fixed stars.

The Four Royal Stars of Persia, including Fomalhaut, Antares, Aldebaran, and Regulus, are considered the primary fixed stars.

They are also known as the watchers of the four cardinal points of North, South, East, and West.

Currently, all of these magnificent stars are located in fixed signs, indicating their significant influence on human affairs.

 

G is for Glyphs

Glyphs in astrology are symbolic representations used to denote celestial bodies, zodiac signs, and other astrological elements.

Each glyph has a unique design that captures the essence of its corresponding entity.

These symbols serve as a concise and universal language in astrology, enabling astrologers to communicate and record information efficiently.

Glyphs are essential for constructing birth charts, where they represent planets, asteroids and other celestial points.

They are also used to represent zodiac signs, planetary aspects, and other astrological factors in charts and diagrams.

By utilizing glyphs, astrologers can convey complex astrological concepts quickly and accurately, enhancing the understanding and interpretation of astrological systems.

 

H is for Houses

Houses, alongside signs, form one of the fundamental pillars of astrology.

Astrologers must possess a comprehensive understanding of the significance of houses and the meaning each planet holds within them.

Mastering this knowledge requires time and dedication due to its vast scope. However, the endeavor is immensely rewarding.

For those practicing writing horoscopes, a thorough comprehension of houses becomes indispensable.

It serves as a vital tool for deciphering the intricate dynamics between celestial bodies and human lives, enriching the accuracy and depth of astrological interpretations.

 

I is for Immun Coeli

In astrology, the Immum Coeli (IC) is a significant point in the birth chart representing the bottommost part of the sky at the time of an individual’s birth.

It is often associated with one’s roots, family, and private life.

The IC signifies the foundation of one’s being, including their upbringing, ancestry, and emotional core.

It influences the person’s sense of security, innermost desires, and personal connection to their home and family.

Understanding the Immum Coeli helps astrologers gain insights into a person’s psychological and emotional foundations, enabling them to explore the deep-seated influences that shape an individual’s sense of belonging and personal identity.

 

J is for Jupiter

Jupiter stands out in my astrology ABC as the largest planet by a significant margin.

It boasts an impressive number of satellites and is renowned for its iconic Great Red Spot.

Associated with growth, luck, and all things expansive, Jupiter holds dominion over the signs of Sagittarius and traditionally rules Pisces.

These two signs are bicorporeal, symbolized by dual entities within each: Sagittarius depicts a man and a horse, while Pisces showcases two fish.

Jupiter’s influence extends to all that is grandiose and abundant, amplifying the qualities of these signs and emphasizing the multifaceted nature of their symbolism.

 

K is for Kepler

Johannes Kepler established three laws of planetary motion, and his second law holds particular relevance for astrologers.

This law states that a planet will cover equal areas in equal times.

Consequently, when a planet is closer to the Sun in its orbit, or at perihelion, it moves more rapidly through the zodiac signs.

In contrast, when it is farther away at aphelion, its movement through the signs is slower.

For example, Pluto’s orbit brings it close to the Sun in Scorpio and farther away in Taurus.

Therefore, it takes twenty years for Pluto to transit Scorpio, but it takes forty years to transit Taurus, underscoring the impact of Kepler’s second law on astrological calculations.

 

L is for Local Mean Time

Local mean time, an essential component in manual chart calculations, required determination in the past.

It differs from standard time within a specific time zone.

Local mean time refers to the time in your specific geographic location, accounting for the variations in longitude.

Prior to the convenience of standardized time zones, individuals had to calculate their local mean time based on their specific longitude.

This adjustment allowed for more accurate astrological chart calculations, taking into account the precise positioning of celestial bodies at the moment of an individual’s birth in their particular location.

 

M is for Midheaven

The Midheaven, a potent and influential point situated at the pinnacle of every chart, holds significant meaning.

It represents one’s highest achievements and honors, reflecting their endeavors in the public sphere and their notable contributions.

This point sheds light on an individual’s professional pursuits, public image, and the activities for which they are recognized.

It plays a crucial role in shaping one’s reputation, be it for positive acclaim or even notoriety.

The Midheaven serves as a compass, guiding astrologers to gain insights into an individual’s standing in the world and their prominent role, or not, in society.

 

N is for Nodes

The nodes, also known as the lunar nodes, constitute a pair of points in any chart where the path of the Moon intersects with that of the Sun.

These nodes are present in every chart and gradually regress or move retrograde through the zodiac, though they may occasionally remain direct or stationary for brief periods.

The North node implies forthcoming opportunities and one’s future destiny, while the South node signifies the relinquishment of certain aspects or circumstances and points to one’s past experiences.

By analyzing the placement and movements of these nodes, astrologers can gain insights into an individual’s karmic journey and provide guidance for their path ahead.

 

O is for Orbs

Orbs function as tolerances in astrology, indicating the degree range within which two celestial bodies can form an aspect.

A narrow or tight orb refers to a range of less than one degree, while a wider orb typically extends to about eight degrees for aspects like conjunctions, oppositions, trines, and squares.

The tighter the orb, the stronger and more precise the aspect is considered to be.

A wider orb allows for a more lenient interpretation, acknowledging the potential influence of the aspect even if the exact degree alignment is not as precise.

Orbs provide astrologers with flexibility in assessing the strength and significance of planetary aspects within a birth chart.

 

P is for Planets

The planets within a chart embody the energetic forces at play.

Their placement indicates areas of activity and significance.

As planets occupy houses, they infuse vitality and meaning into them.

Planetary positions in signs can determine their state of happiness or lack thereof, which is influenced by their essential dignity.

This reflects how well a planet aligns with the qualities and characteristics of a given sign.

Essentially, the planets serve as active participants, shaping the dynamics and expressions within a chart, with their location and essential dignity providing valuable insights into their influence and impact.

 

Q is for Quadrants

The four quadrants are defined by two axes: the Ascendant and Descendant, as well as the Midheaven and IC.

  • The first quadrant lies below the Ascendant and represents the realm of the private self.
  • The second quadrant lies below the Descendant, embodying the private interactions with others.
  • The third quadrant sits above the Descendant, symbolizing the public interactions with others.
  • The fourth quadrant resides above the Ascendant, denoting the public self and one’s outward presence.

 

R is for Retrogrades

With the exception of the Sun and Moon, all planets undergo retrograde motion.

Mercury retrogrades three times annually, Venus retrogrades five times within an eight-year period, and Mars retrogrades approximately once every two years.

The remaining planets experience retrograde motion each year.

The outer planets enter retrograde from their trine aspect to the Sun, continue through the opposition, and conclude at the subsequent trine.

When the outer planets are opposite the Sun, they are all in retrograde.

Retrograde periods add unique dynamics to planetary influences, providing astrologers with valuable insights into the complexities of planetary energies and their impact on individuals’ lives.

 

S is for Sun Signs

Sun signs are the gateway to astrology as everyone is familiar with their own Sun sign.

It’s usually the first thing people learn about astrology.

Even individuals who are not into astrology are aware of their Sun sign and read horoscopes related to it in the media.

Your Sun sign is determined by the position of the Sun on the day of your birth, such as being in Gemini if your birthday falls between May 21 and June 20.

The signs are categorized into polarities, elements, and modes.

 

T is for Transits

When beginning the study of astrology, one of the first forecasting techniques introduced is the use of transits.

In fact, many astrologers solely rely on transits for their forecasting practices.

Transits focus on the current and future positions of planets, providing insight into their movements in the upcoming weeks, months, or even years.

By observing where the planets are presently and where they will be in the future, astrologers can gain valuable information about the potential influences and developments in an individual’s life.

Transits serve as a foundational tool for forecasting, enabling astrologers to analyze the dynamic interplay between celestial bodies and their impact on an individual’s chart.

 

U is for Universe

For the letter U, I have chosen the term “universe.”

While not exclusively an astrology term, it encompasses the entirety of the space in which we exist.

The universe holds a broader significance, encompassing all celestial bodies, energies, and cosmic forces that influence our lives.

While astrology focuses on specific planetary and celestial influences, the concept of the universe reminds us of the vastness and interconnectedness of everything in existence.

It serves as a reminder that astrology is just a part of a much larger cosmic tapestry, inviting contemplation of our place within the grandeur of the universe.

 

V is for Vertex

The Vertex is an intersecting point in a chart where the prime vertical converges with the ecliptic.

Positioned on the right side of a chart, it commonly resides within the fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth houses.

The Vertex acts as a gateway through which people, situations and events enter and exit our lives.

When the Sun of another person is conjoined your Vertex, it signifies that they are a profoundly influential individual for you.

This alignment suggests a person of great significance, playing a pivotal role in your life’s journey and leaving a lasting impact.

The Vertex serves as a key indicator of significant connections and transformative experiences within the realm of astrology.

 

W is for Wheel

The wheel serves as the foundation of a chart, visually depicting its structure.

Resembling a wheel with spokes, it delineates the distinct areas of life through the houses and axes in your chart.

The circular form of the wheel symbolizes the cyclical nature of existence and the interconnectedness of various life domains.

The houses represent specific realms of experience, while the axes highlight important dynamics and relationships within the chart.

By visualizing the chart as a wheel, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of how different facets of life intertwine and influence one another, allowing for insightful interpretations and analysis of an individual’s unique cosmic blueprint.

 

X is for X-Factor

The X-factor in astrology represents your individuality and the unique qualities you bring to chart interpretation.

It remains unknown until you dive into the process.

Your personal approach to understanding and connecting with clients becomes your X-factor.

When interpreting charts, I draw insights from my own birth chart, which reflects my true essence, while you utilize your birth chart and personal experiences to shape your interpretations.

In astrology, there are no rigid rules for interpretations, allowing for individual interests and inclinations to shine through.

Embrace your X-factor and unleash your potential as the best astrologer you were destined to be, utilizing your distinctive perspective to provide meaningful and authentic guidance to others.

 

Y is for Yod

The Yod aspect in astrology, also known as the “Finger of Fate,” is an intriguing and potent configuration.

It forms when two planets are in sextile (60°) aspect and both form an inconjunct (150°) aspect to a third planet.

The Yod creates a focal point of tension, pushing an individual towards a unique and transformative path.

It represents a karmic challenge or a special mission in one’s life, often requiring adjustment and integration of seemingly contradictory energies.

Those with a Yod aspect pattern possess exceptional potential for personal growth and spiritual evolution, as they navigate the complexities and embrace the opportunities presented by this interesting and impactful configuration.

 

Z is for Zodiac

The Zodiac signs derive their names from the constellations that the Sun traverses throughout the year.

Only the constellations aligned with the Sun’s path are recognized as Zodiac signs, while those like Orion, despite being well-known, do not fall within the Zodiac.

Although constellations can differ in size, each tropical sign spans a uniform length of thirty degrees.

This standardization allows for consistent division and interpretation of the zodiacal wheel.

By understanding the relationship between the Sun’s journey and the designated signs, astrologers can accurately analyze and interpret the unique characteristics and energies associated with each Zodiac sign.

 


Greetings Cards

Because I enjoy astro artwork as well, I have created a greeting card with the ABCs images on it and you can find the link in the description.

You can see the image on the blog post.

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Author Bio

Alison Price: Astrology Coach

Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

Learn more about Alison’s journey.

If you’d like to get in touch with Alison, you can reach out to her via email at starzology@gmail.com.

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Color of the Year

Color of the Year

Pantone – the Color People

Color of the Year

Towards the end of each year, Pantone announces a new color for the forthcoming year.

The publication of the Color of the Year is highly anticipated, mainly by artists, graphic designers, trend setters and the New Age community.

Because this is such a big deal in the world of color, the color which Pantone chooses usually invokes the potential that each New Year heralds.

As someone who loves astro art and color in general I find this interesting.

2023 Viva Magenta

The Pantone color of the year for 2023 is Viva Magenta a rich magenta color.

 

Colors

Rainbow Colors

The seven colors of the rainbow or spectrum are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Chakra Colors

The seven chakras are the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras.

The chakras are related to the spectrum colors thus:

Red – root chakra

Orange – sacral chakra

Yellow – solar plexus chakra

Green – heart chakra

Blue – throat chakra

Indigo – third eye chakra

Violet – crown chakra

Crown Chakra

Anyone familiar with chakras will know that the Viva Magenta color is related both the Root (red) and Crown (violet Chakra.

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Astrologically the colors are related to the signs.

The 2023 color of the year seems to be associated with the sign of the the Fish, Pisces.

Pisces is associated with many things one of which is that it is a sign of intuition and blending in.

Saturn is shortly going into Pisces to stimulate this color .

Interesting ly Saturn was in Aquarius for the Veri Peri of 2022.

Color Theory and Healing

That color can influence us is well documented and many practitioners will use color to invoke emotional, spiritual and even physical healing.

2023 Potential

I wonder how the choice for this year’s Pantone Color of the Year will unfold during the next 12 months for the world.

Author Bio

Alison Price: Astrology Coach

Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

Learn more about Alison’s journey.

If you’d like to get in touch with Alison, you can reach out to her via email at starzology@gmail.com.

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Lammas

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Starztober52 – An Art Challenge for Astrologers

Starztober52 – An Art Challenge for Astrologers

Starztober52 Art Challenge for Astrologers

Starztober52 is a movement to create one artwork each week for the 52 weeks of the year.

What You Do

Draw one astro artwork each week using the prompts provided (see below).

Post your weekly artwork to your social channels using the hashtags:

#starztober #starztober52 and #starztober5221

Materials

You can do the classic pen-and-ink beloved of staunch Inktober and Starztober fans or move to an art medium that you are comfortable with each week.

You may use:

  • Pencil
  • Pencil crayons
  • Markers
  • Watercolours
  • Acrylics
  • Oil paints

It’s up to you.

The idea is to get productive with astro related artworks.

Sunday Showtime

Draw your artwork and post it or email the image to me at starzology@gmail.com by the Sunday date listed here.

January

January 3rd – Galaxy

January 10th – Saturn

January 17th – Cardinal

January 24th – Aquarius

January 31st – Eris

 

February

7th       Neptune

14th     Solar System

21st     Aries

28th     Opposition

 

March

7th       Neptune

14th     Solar System

21st     Aries

28th     Opposition

 

April

2nd      Venus

9th       Jupiter enters Pisces

16th     Beltane

23rd    Gemini

30th     Lunar Eclipse

May

2nd      Venus

9th       Jupiter enters Pisces

16th     Beltane

23rd    Gemini

30th     Lunar Eclipse

 

June

6th       Mercury

13th     Ceres

20th     Cancer

27th     Midheaven

 

 

July

4th       Water

11th     Moon

18th     Leo

25th     Trine

August

1st       Sun

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Wine Zodiac Pairings: Which Wine Compliments Your Sign?

Wine Zodiac Pairings: Which Wine Compliments Your Sign?

This Guest Post is by Nicholas Rubright from Jordan Vineyard and Winery.

Wine Zodiac Pairings

Wine and the zodiac actually have a lot in common.

Both have elements that change over time and have seasons and situations in which they shine best.

Each sign in the zodiac wheel compliments the others in a specific way, just as wines compliment different foods.

There are already so many resources out there about how to pair food and wine.

Today I’m going to do something a little different and tell you which wine compliments your zodiac sign and why.

 

Fire Signs

Aries and Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Profile

Style: Full Body, Dry, High Tannin, High Alcohol
Flavors:  Sugar Plum, Blueberry, Dark Chocolate, Black Pepper, Black Tea

Though it’s a common California wine, Petite Sirah comes from a French grape called “Peloursin”. This is a rare grape, with a very flavorful profile. This wine is popular for its bold, fruity flavors which contrast its dark red color.

 

Aries Traits

March 21 – April 19 | The Ram

Strength: Bold, Honest, Determined, Confident
Weakness: Aggressive, Impulsive, Moody, Impatient

Aries is the first sign in the zodiac wheel. It falls under the Fire element.

As the first sign, Aries is open to new opportunities. They move through life knowing that they’re leading the way for a new adventure, even if their adventures are short lived.

As a fire sign, Aries tend to have bold emotions at all times. It is not unlike an Aries to show some tough love.

To an Aries it means they are doing right by you. This blunt honesty is what makes them a loyal friend and lover.

 

Petit Sirah Pairing

Petite Sirah is full of aggressive sweet and bitter notes. Similar to Aries, who are bold in their own right, giving you a refreshing solution to a problem.

Within all its powerful flavors, Petite Sirah is good for your health. The bitterness is an effect of the high level of tannins in this kind of wine.

Like an Aries’ brutal honesty can leave a sour taste in your mouth, so can a Petite Sirah.

Among its sweet notes of blueberries and sugar plums,  Petite Sirahs have the bitterness of dark chocolate and black pepper to spice things up.

Life is never boring with an Aries, this flavorful wine pairing will not disappoint.


Leo and Champagne

Champagne Profile

Style: Light Body, High Acidity, Intensely Dry
Flavors: Citrus, Peach, White Cherry, Almond, Toasty

Champagne comes in a variety of brut, dry, and sweet bodies with deep flavors that pair great with seafood or crunchy appetizers.

You know Champagne as the world’s go-to bubbly used to celebrate special occasions like weddings, holidays, and Friday nights.

 

Leo Traits

July 23 – August 22 | The Lion
Strength: Ambitious, Loyal, Generous, Enthusiastic, Leader
Weakness: Egoistic, Lazy, Stubborn, Arrogant

Out of all the Fire signs, Leos yearns most to make an impression.

In fact, it’s their number one priority. Their personality is powerful and attractive making them hard to miss.

As far as love languages go, this Fire sign is most fluent in Words of Affirmation. As much as they receive compliments, they’ll give them right back to you.

Leo’s warm heart and eagerness to do well in everything they set out to do is what makes up their magnetic confidence and loyalty.

However, if Leos are mistreated, they won’t hesitate to move on from what is making them unhappy.

 

Champagne Pairing

A Leo’s loyalty is unmatched so long as it’s reciprocated.

They know what they deserve and will not budge. Fire signs need the proper attention to feel someone is worth the affection they are giving.

When you don’t fulfill the needs of a Leo, their confidence dwindles. Just like a Champagne left unattended, that can’t help but go flat.

Both Champagne and Leos can be dry or sweet depending on their style.

Regardless of the details, there is no better pair to celebrate with than Leos and Champagne.

 


Sagittarius and Malbec

Malbec Notes

Style: Full Body, Dry, Low Acidity, Low Tannin, High Alcohol
Flavors: Red Plum, Blackberry, Vanilla, Tobacco, Cocoa

Like many other wines, Malbec originated in France. However, most vineyards that produce this wine are in Argentina.

Malbec has a deep and sweet full body bound to leave you wanting more. It’s cocoa and vanilla tones give this red wine a smooth finish every time.

Sagittarius Traits

November 22 – December 21 | The Archer
Strength: Idealistic, Adventurous, Persistent, Optimistic, Romantic
Weakness: Competitive, Impulsive, Impatient, Overachiever, Blunt

Sagittarians are the social butterflies among the zodiac. They are known to be very positive and outgoing. They are always up for sharing information with others.

As the Archer, they seek out as much knowledge as they can find.

A Sagittarian’s curiosity is limitless especially regarding love, philosophy, and religion. They yearn to be free, therefore knowledge and adventure is what they pursue most. This can make them a bit stubborn, as they hate being told the can’t do something.

Malbec Pairing

Malbec is a fun and strong wine with strong notes of oak and black fruits.

As the last of the Fire signs, Sagittarians can be as aggressive in their passion as they are in their truth-seeking.

Unlike other wines, a Malbec’s finish does not last, and the same can be said with the adventures of a Sagittarius.

Just like Aries, Sagittarians are very good at starting new ventures but are not the best as finishing them. Without looking back at how their last one ended, they’ll embark on a new one.

Earth Signs

Taurus and Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Profile

Style: Full Body, Dry, High Tannin, High Alcohol
Flavors: Black Cherry, Black Currant, Baking Spices, Cedar

Cabernet Sauvignon is among the safest choices when selecting a red wine. It has a strong full body with a balance of fruits and spices.

This California wine is easy to pair with a variety of unexpected foods.
Sure, red meat is an obvious pairing, but get yourself some dark chocolate with this wine, and you’ll be dreaming about it later.

Taurus Traits

April 20 – May 20 | The Bull
Strength: Loyal, Dependable, Patient, Grounded
Weakness: Possessive, Aggressive, Uncompromising

Earth signs tend to do things to get rewarded.

Taurus is no exception. People who fall under this sign will work hard for the benefits they earn.

Along with their work ethic, a Taurus is dependable knowing that they will earn respect and other prizes.

However, they know it’s a two-way street and remain aware that their work is ongoing.

This is where their patience comes in.

As hopeless of a romantic as they can be, a Taurus is always on the defense.

You must first earn their trust before they feel safe giving you theirs in return.

Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing

Cabernet Sauvignon is a sensual red wine that you learn to love and trust – not unlike a Taurus.

The sensual undertones of the wine’s flavor evoke black fruits and spices.

These undertones are found in Taurians too, they’re one of the most sensual signs on the wheel.

Both the sign and wine have a range of earthy flavors with a strong body, and dry style.


Virgo and Chardonnay

Chardonnay Notes

Style: Full Body, Dry, Medium Acidity, High Alcohol, Little to No Tanning
Flavors: Yellow Apple, Starfruit, Pineapple, Vanilla, Butter

Chardonnay was originally harvested in large quantities in the Burgundy region of France. The variety of flavors a Chardonnay offers is not limited to the list above.

When fermented and aged in oak, it develops spicy, almost bourbon-like notes, making it the rich white wine we love.

Virgo Traits

August 23 – September 22 | The Maiden
Strength: Strong, Hardworking, Observant, Analytical, Sophisticated
Weakness: Intense, Dominating, Perfectionist, Shy

Virgos have a very practical way of making their plans.

Like Taurus, this Earth sign doesn’t mind putting in the work, as they realize how the little things can add up to the big picture.

Virgos are known to be the most sophisticated on the zodiac wheel. Both their work and honest advice are delivered clearly so that you won’t misunderstand what they mean.

It is their graceful advice and willingness to help that make Virgos great friends.

Chardonnay Pairing

It takes a lot of dedication to make Chardonnay the elegant wine it is, much like the dedication Virgos put into their own craft.

Virgos are sophisticated in the way they talk, work, and carry themselves.

Some call it perfectionism, Virgos call it attention to detail.

Virgos are loved for their ability to compliment all the other signs just as Chardonnays are loved for their versatility in food pairing.


Capricorn and Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc Profile

Style: Light Body, Dry, Low Alcohol, Low Tannin, High Acidity
Flavors: Gooseberry, Honeydew Melon, Grapefruit, White Peach, Passion Fruit

It’s hard to confuse Sauvignon Blanc with other white wines (like Chardonnay).
When compared, you’ll note Sauvignon Blanc is full of acidity and herbal flavors.

This rich white wine is widely produced as the grape can be grown almost anywhere. The result, Sauvignon Blanc comes in a variety of ranges – from lean to bountiful.

Capricorn Traits

December 22 – January 19 | The Goat
Strength: Responsible, Disciplined, Ambitious, Practical

Weakness:Inability to be Wrong, Pessimistic, Unforgiving

Capricorns will tell you they are the “Greatest Of All Time” or these days, G.O.A.T.

This earth sign is a determined sign which doesn’t need to be asked to do what they know needs to be done.

Along with their practical sense of duty, they always strive for success. Yet they are fully aware that their success will take time. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day. That’s an Earth sign for you.

Sauvignon Blanc Compatibility

Capricorns are dry with their emotions, much like Sauvignon Blanc. This is due to a Capricorn’s view of the world and their diligent traits.

Sauvignon Blanc is one-part fruits and one-part earthy notes matching Capricorn’s element perfectly.

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