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Current Astrology Using Hermetic Applications

Welcome to this issue’s Stellar Applications….

In this issue of PaganPagesOrg we are celebrating Lughnasadh, the First Harvest as Summer transitions into Fall. An additional boost is the Full Moon in astrological Aquarius 2:33pm (EDT) and the Sun basking in the Fixed astrological sign of Leo, sitting mid-point between the solar transition from cardinal Cancer and Mutable Virgo.

The elemental impact of this year’s Lughnasadh calls on the Fires of Leo and the movement of Air within Aquarius. Fire is fed or diminished by Air and so we have choice as to how we will proceed as we explore this first Harvest

This issue we are taking a little break from the Tarot assignations and focusing on the astrological influx. So how might we astrologically interpret this for our celebration of Lughnasadh?

Mother Moon in her radiant fullness wears the cloaking of mind (Aquarius) and vision of something larger than itself (Aquarius). Father Sun stands in the strength of Leonine electromagnetic attraction, drawing to itself all that it desires and all that is viable in the bounty of its brilliant light. This dynamic duo is the epitome of reaping a harvest of plenty and of being the recipient of the effort and work put into seeding at Ostara, fertilizing at Beltane and seeing the beauty of full potential at the Summer Solstice.

Making the Most of This Harvest

How this may play out for you personally and aligning with your natal chart lay in the unfolding of the story of where Leo and Aquarius reside on your natal wheel. What houses are Leo and Aquarius over seeing in your chart?

In my natal blueprint, by way of a reference…

Aquarius is my Sun sign residing in the Ninth House and Leo is in the Third House, fueling both Jupiter and Pluto’s energies. This also means that the dynamics are pulling one another across a stream of polarized action; Leo and Aquarius (3rd and 9th Houses) on directly opposite lines of the astrological wheel.

My story for this harvest season may read in this way…

My vision and mindset (Aquarius) is one of allowing for what no longer serves to fall away (9th House of Endings and Beginnings) and serve as the composting for what is viable. I am able to do this by acting upon what I desire to create and what I wish to attract (Leo) to myself as a harvest that is bountiful. This out-pictures in the many ways I express myself (3rd House of Personal Expression). And, with the assistance of bountiful and expansive Jupiter and Pluto’s gifts of reaching back towards the past to create the future of my making, this first harvest is one that sets into motion the receipt of all that is aligned with my highest good, with harm to none.

I am repeating the charts from last issue and added some new keywords to provides options in the ability to create your own interpretations (story) regarding your chart and its impact in the present season of the Harvest.


Natal Applications

Beyond the sheer joy of celebration of another turn of the Witch’s Wheel of the Year, these astrological energies can be applied to your natal chart.

Here are some updated keywords for the Houses to get you started……

The Houses

First house/Ascendent – Personality

Second house – Acquisitions that define you

Third house – Self-expression

Fourth House – Family

Fifth house – Creative Endeavors

Sixth house – Collaborations

Seventh house – Experiences and New Explorations

Eighth house – Time-Past Present and Future

Ninth house – Death – Rebirth-Release

Tenth house – Career and Avocation

Eleventh house – Realization of the Bigger Picture

Twelfth house – Compassion born of Lifetimes

Planetary Energies

Sun: Strength – Light – Electromagnetic Reciprocity

Moon: Intuitive Gnosis – Emotions – Heart-Centered

Mercury: Communication – Agility – Intellect

Venus: Beauty – Harmony – Fertility

Mars: Assertiveness – Power – Fealty

Jupiter: Expansion – Ebb and Flow – Growth

Saturn: Order – Structure – Boundaries

Uranus: Amplified Mercury – Electricity

Neptune: Delusion – Illusion – Amplification of Venus

Pluto: Death – Past Retrieval – Transmutation


About the author:

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.  

Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice.  A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers.

Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following a practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th (Elder) degrees within the Assembly Tradition and has served as High Priestess of two ASW covens since Samhain of 2001 and the Winter Solstice of 2015.

As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she uses Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work.

Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally.  She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented.  She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival. Her most recent projects include a channel on youtube: A Journey to the Inner Chamber. She also shares audio pathworkings and ritual on her bandcamp site: Teachings on the Path with Robin.

Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings.  She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 40+- year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education.


Coven of the Mystic Path,

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For more info

Coming in the Fall 2023: It’s Written in the Stars Workbook and Self-Guided Course of Study

Previously Published Titles:

Acorns of Wisdom From the Hermetic Tree of Life

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 1 It’s Written in the Stars-Astrology

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 2 Poetry of the Spheres-Qabalah

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 3 Awakening the Paths-Qabalah

The Light of SELF: Consciousness, Spiritual Practice and Learning to Breathe

Magickal Verse: A Collection of Poetry and Prose

A Year of Gaia: The Eternal Cord

The Elemental Year: Aligning the Elements of SELF

Temple of the Sun and Moon: Luminous Devotions

Sleeping with the Goddess: Nights of Devotion

A Weekly Reflection: Musings for the Year

The Magickal Pen: A Collection of Esoteric Writings

The Enchanted Gate: Musings on the Magick of the Natural World

The Temple of the Sun: An Astrological Solar Year

Writings in the Shadow: An Exploration of the Shadow Nature