Saturday, February 25, 2017

Happy Birthday, WWA Blog!

Oh-so-fine at age nine! Today is the nine-year anniversary of my very first blog post on February 25, 2008. A lot has happened since then, to say the least.

Thank-you for everything you have provided for me and for those who read from around the world, WWA blog! You're a wonder of nature.

If you've been considering becoming a patron but holding off, I would encourage you to make the move now so that you will receive the Venus retrograde 2017 article. This article (6,400+ words) is rich, detailed, and highly relevant as Venus pulls into its retrograde station March 4. This is the most recent patron article, which means, if you become a patron now, you will receive this article as part of your patronage. Once a new patron article is published, you would have to pay for the Venus article separately in order to receive it.

Or if a patronage is not your bag, consider a one-time offering in honour of the blog's Big Number Nine birthday. People who make either of these one-time offerings will receive a copy of the Venus retrograde 2017 article:

Happy Birthday, WWA Blog - $10


Happy Birthday, WWA Blog - $20

Willow's Web Astrology will keep on keeping on however it is able. But as most of you are aware, survival is becoming more difficult - for everyone, but particularly for independent enterprises such as this and for people who go against the grain in some way. So if Willow's Web Astrology blog has helped you or inspired you at some point, consider becoming a patron. Buy a zine or a few to distribute. Consider sponsoring the donation or distribution of a zine (see below). Or purchase a snazzy piece of jewellery or some photograph prints.

I love this blog. Here's to nine more years!

(Oh, Jesus...)

Buy a Zine and Willow Will Release it Into the Wild!

I have a new option for people who would like to sponsor the release of a zine into the wild but who do not have the time or inclination to do it themselves. (I know most people are stretched for time and energy these days.) You can purchase a zine along with the basic postage cost, and I will send that little zine on its way to an effective landing spot. You can select the location where you would like the zine to be sent, or you can leave it up to me. You can also add a bumper sticker to the Stop GM Alfalfa zine, if you're feelin' it. 

If interested, please contact me at willowsweb [at]

Some possibilities for sponsoring the release of a zine:

- sending the zine to a media outlet, a politician, a public figure, a friend, a journalism school, a community group, an activist group, etc.

- donation of a zine to a zine library: this gets the zine out into the zine-reading public and ensures that it is available to people to read for free

- donation of a zine to an anarchist/community bookstore that sells zines: this provides a little cash for the bookstore - many of which are struggling to survive - when the zine sells and also gets the zine out into the public

- distributing it in some public place at random: in a park, at a bus shelter, at a Farmers Market. This adds the exciting element of chance! Who knows who might come across it?

- or come up with your own idea for distribution

Thank-you as always for reading!

Happiest of Birthdays, WWA blog!

Information on WWA zines can be found here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Necessary Discordant Notes as Uranus Makes Its Final Conjunction to Eris in Aries

Revolutionary rabble-rouser Uranus is currently moving into its final exact conjunction to Goddess of Discord dwarf planet Eris at 22 degrees Aries, indicating some rebellious and shit-disturbing themes at play, extending to mid-May.

At the same time as the Uranus-Eris conjunction becomes exact, Jupiter retrograde in Libra is backing into oppositions to Eris (February 22) and Uranus (March 2), just as Venus stations retrograde at 13 degrees Aries on March 4.

Eris, Uranus, and Jupiter are within orb of aspects to Pluto in Capricorn, and warrior planet Mars, at home in its own sign of Aries, makes contact with all these bodies in late February, as well.

Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn exactly on February 22, followed by a powerhouse conjunction to Uranus-Eris in Aries and opposition to Jupiter Rx in Libra on February 26/27 during the New Moon annular solar eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces conjunct Neptune.

Communication planet Mercury will activate the Uranus-Eris energy yet again on March 25/26, forming a conjunction to this somewhat agitated hot spot. The winged messenger will then go retrograde from April 9 - May 3 (4 degrees Taurus to 24 degrees Aries) before stationing direct at 24 degrees Aries in conjunction to Uranus and Eris, stirring things up again in late April/early May.

So what does this indicate?

Things are electric, energized, edgy, antsy, agitated, stirred up. It's time for some changes, including personal shake-ups, breakthroughs, and revolutions that help lead us and others onto new ground.

If the way things are going on Planet Earth doesn't do it for you in some way (or in almost all ways), it's time to let that rebel flag fly. It's time to put ourselves out there a little so we can join - even just psychically - with others of like mind, with others who also sum these times up with a giant "wtf?"

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Jupiter Draws the Fixed Star Goodness Into Its Retrograde Period

Planet of expansion and cosmic blessings Jupiter goes retrograde on February 5 (10:52 p.m. PST) at 23 degrees Libra, exactly conjunct highly fortunate fixed star Spica (23 Libra) and tightly conjunct highly fortunate fixed star Arcturus (24 Libra).

The Jupiter retrograde station conjunct two superfantabulous fixed stars draws the fixed star goodness into the following retrograde period. (This is a good thing since Jupiter will go direct again on June 9 at 13 degrees Libra, conjunct unfortunate fixed star, Algorab, indicating that a bit of the nasties could be possible around that time, especially related to society, justice, or other people.)

With Jupiter in retrograde motion, we're shoring up social and relationship-related expansion we've experienced since Jupiter first entered Libra on September 9, 2016. Throughout the retrograde period, we'll be drawing on benefits and goodness from the social networks we've been developing and interacting with since then.

Any social or relational benefits we are experiencing now will come to their full and glorious peak as Jupiter direct forms conjunctions to Spica and Arcturus yet again September 6 - 16, 2017.

The very fortunate fixed star influence indicates a beneficial boost when dealing with all things social and justice-related, and this is carried through the retrograde period. If there are areas that are barely tolerable to you at the moment due to their unfairness, hold on. Things could be restored to a more equitable state as Jupiter Rx goes over the ledgers in Libra. At the very least, you may come into contact with others who find things just as intolerable as you do, finding strength and comfort in numbers.

As Jupiter now goes retrograde in Libra, we're applying the social and relational wisdom we've accumulated through all our social experiences - and maybe most importantly, from the social experiences that didn't turn out quite as we had hoped.

One of the great Jupiter lessons is that some of the deepest wisdom comes after falling flat on our faces. So with Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra, our social gaffes, our interpersonal frictions, and our general faux pas moments in relation to others are valuable sources of wisdom that can now be applied, making for more successful interactions with other people and with society, in general, as we move forward.

The choices we have made in partnerships of all kinds can now be re-assessed and weighed. We can be grateful for the wisdom our choices have brought and for the richness they have provided, while also making wiser and more balanced choices in future, if necessary.