CANCER 2015 NEWSLETTER

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WELCOME TO CANCER and the SOLSTICE

OLYMPIAN FEATS OF OVERCOMING!

IF YOU like things like New Moons exactly conjunct Mars there was a rather inflamed New Moon at 24d Gemini on June 16th. Well, give a few minutes of arc if one is very impatient, but this will do for me!  This intense new cycle has exacerbated the background noise with the planets Saturn square to Neptune . . . The major theme now has to do with work, our life work, and our job work, our vocation word and our being alive work. 

THESE past several (c.3) weeks  – while Mercury was retrograde in Gemini - have been an exceptional time of stories of intensity and Olympian feats of activity.   Lifting a plate may have felt like the weight of throwing the discus!  Getting a deal done and set, worked, but not until many versions were tried and tested, and found wanting, and then doing it again and yet again.  

MERCURY Retrograde gave it up on Friday, June 12th and now moves forward, becoming Promethean, and will lead the sun to rise.  We all are in are in for some big news - in a personal way.

OVER the next months it is time to embark on new more gratifying "work" . . . read “work” as a metaphor for living your life with greater impact and meaning.

SISYPHUS ROCKS!!!

  

Persephone Leading Sisyphus to Hades 

THE MYTH of Sisyphus is forever contemporary:  Albert Camus (an ironic philosopher), in his 1942 essay "The Myth of Sisyphus" not only saw him as personifying the absurdity of human life, but also Camus concludes saying,  "one must imagine Sisyphus happy"  . . . because, "The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart."

I TAKE THIS to mean:  We simply must see our rock as a great accomplishment.  We need to see it as a strengthening agent for our mind/body/soul.  If we are in transition toward a new “work” then the rock is much heavier and more reluctant to move, it requires greater effort to roll it.   As Camus says, the human struggle for success must be viewed as a positive experience, or else we may miss this opportunity for CHANGE and new direction.

FOR example, if work is meaningful to us, important and full of life, we can work to exhaustion and be happy!   If our "work" is lacking meaning, passion, drive, desire, then we are unhappy, full stop.  Your Self may tell yourself that now is the time you can let go of your rock as a burden, and perceive the hill as a goal:  a rise to the top.

MAKE your rock a work in progress, toward a meaningful effort!

THE difficulty of  "the work" is not the issue; it is our pleasure and satisfaction with the work we do - on many levels - that really has meaning.  Difficulty and effort with good work is actually deeply satisfying, because it brings perfection and worth, value and meaning!

THUS, I believe this is what this time of Saturn in square to Neptune (working the illusion, seeing things through a dark lens, working toward something that feels elusive, strangely removed, or simply boring AND has to change).  Back to rock rolling and Sisyphus:

SISYPHUS was a king of Corinth, and was known for his chronic deceitfulness and punished by having to roll a massive rock up a hill, only for it to roll down again - punished to pointless effort and work . . . oh, dear . . . 

WELL, that is the myth and myth is full of variants . . . thus myth is powerful in its capacity to resonate deeply with any kind of human condition.  We may not be chronically deceitful, but we may fool ourselves into thinking we are doing what we should be doing, and then falling into a depression or an existential fugue.

AT this time, now, many people are involved in making huge efforts to change their "work"  . . . not to escape it, but to make it meaningful, to engage wholly in effortful and good hard challenge . . . full of life, and product.  

MY clients have been focussed on themes of 'overcoming', 'being attentive to meaningfulness', finding ways to evolve their vocation.  For instance . . . if one has a vocation, it will always shape-shift and because one MUST follow the command/"call" - vocare – and one has to make conscious effort to hear that call especially when it is saying "CHANGE" the way you work your calling.  

ALSO people are talking about extreme exhaustion . . . and yet, have not been exhausted in the past by exactly what they are doing NOW.so what has happened that one is now exhausted when before was elated?  Explore that one!

IN current times, many clients, friends, myself, have been dealing with Sysiphean rock rolling . . . up the hill, down the hill and back up again!  This is not necessarily that you haven’t been engaged in meaningful work, however it may well mean you may not experiencing it in a remunerative or 'payback' way, a deeply meaningful spiritually and soulfully way.    

TRANSITS  'collude' with our life, in perfect synchrony with the archetypal underpinning:  naturally, I see themes in transits - Saturn is about hard work - labor durus - and Neptune can be enervating, sucking out the energy from the "work".  Result? Tired.  If you perceive this as an important message from yourself, you will not be so exhausted, relentlessly pushing the boulder up the hill . . . rather, it is time for us to take a perspective shift, and see out how better to do the work.  Same work, maybe, different perspective!!! 

WHEN Saturn retrogresses, steps ‘backward’, it is a four-month period to look at where you have placed your own efforts.   Perhaps going back over your own history, and see where you have been SUCCESSFUL   - not the failure part, but the moment in time when you were high and thrilled with your work and its meaning.   

SATURN will turn direct on 3 August 2015, at 28d Scorpio . . . this begins the reorientation toward a new way of living and being . . . the rock becomes a goal, not a punishment, and by the time it passes over the degree at which it stationed, 4d Sagittarius, November 9th, that which has been in gestation for about 9 months (From March through November) is ready to be born! 

THE 1st-century BC Epicurean philosopher, Lucretius, interprets the myth of Sisyphus as personifying politicians aspiring for political office who are constantly defeated, with the quest for power, in itself an "empty thing", being likened to rolling the boulder up the hill.    

YOU may read that as a contemporary news broadcast . . .  “Leader of the 'party', assumes major task, against all odds, with a godlike power stance, with no foresight and it causes disaster” . . . this sort of thing.  The punishment for Hubris by Zeus is “atē” – he takes one’s wits away!  Sound familiar?  So, we live in times of great Hubris and payback . . . Sisyphean flights of imagining great things, but doing nothing.

SO my friends, see if there is a new way to be ecological with your self . . . recycle yourself!  Look at your work and see how you can ramp it up so you are challenged, not burdened.  See that you are properly “used” not abused, and where you may have been fooling yourself into thinking there was no other way.  People like to be used well, they do not like to be used badly . . . 

THERE IS another way.   Find where you may be “looking through a glass darkly” now that Saturn has just retrogressed back into Scorpio (still square Neptune, mind you) for a few more months . . . you can use this time to “be there then” – to live in your already made future!


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Joseph Campbell

GEMINI 2015 NEWSLETTER

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Hello friends, and Welcome to Gemini - a bit Late, due to Mercury Retrograde - I am not one to blame anything on planets, however . . . in this case I'll call it a cosmic collusion!

This being the entry of the Sun into Gemini, your free download is here for you! And, enjoy the Mercury Retrograde Article, especially with its cycle now in the AIR element!

Mercury SRx May 18 ttMT @ 13°Gemini 08'
Mercury SD> Jun 11 201 5 22:34 04 GMT@ 4° Gemini 34'

Mercury turned Retrograde on the 18th of May, and will station direct on the 11th of June – in the Air cycle – lots to think about and talk about and learn! This includes me, of course, and preparing for the "Archetypal Psychological Astrology in Practice" course. Doing the power points and re-collecting all my mythology and its relationship to the origins of the archetypal underpinnings of the Family of Planets in our solar system is stimulating and a joy.

THE CURRENT CYCLE OF MERCURY RETROGRADE:

Mercury moves to the inferior conjunction at 8 - 9º Gemini with Sun on May 30th ( it is a "new Mercury" - akin to the new Moon in the Lunation cycle)

. . . And, this is not a bad thing. Mercury Retrograde is the most famous of all astrological activity - everyone now knows about it, and comments on it - the stories of things 'going wrong' are abounding at this time - including my story of the "Late Newsletter"

 

The "new Mercury" occurs when it is in a conjunction between earth and Sun - as Mercury passes between us and the Sun in its orbit - it represents a time when something new is secretly seeded in this intimate meeting with Helios and Hermes. (n.b. both Mercury and Venus only form conjunctions with the Sun: two kinds: Inferior and Superior - when each of them are either between us and the Sun or on the other side of us with the Sun in between).

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ME?

It is a time of conception, something of great value relative to our relating, our ideas, thoughts, projects and thinking functions at this time is being formed in its most primitive state . . . Mercury does move quickly - fleet of foot - ideas come and go, so it is important to allow that to occur in your mind with grace, so you don't become overwhelmed and thus, confused! Let it happen.

When Mercury Stations Direct - June 11/12th at 4º Gemini - it will appear to move much more quickly, and within 9 - 12 days of turning Direct, Mercury then becomes "Mercury Prometheus", the early morning star, leading Sun to rise!

Mercury then becomes the representative of the god of wisdom, brilliance, and foresight: Prometheus has the mythic role of bringing humanity intelligence (one hopes).

The Station Direct is the time when Mercury reaches 28º its furthest distance from the Sun, in its cycle . . . So, around the 22nd June, we have Mercury rising just before the Sun, and all you early risers can see this majesty of the Promethean Mercury - bringing with him, the fire-light to our minds . . . clarity, motivation and reclaiming personal volition for acts of forward motion.

The Titan, Prometheus, stole fire from the Sun, so to give to humanity (forethought, intelligence and knowledge) in the ancient myths.

The Mercury cycle at this phase, reenacts this ritual, by bringing us to a place of mystery to a place of light . . . Mercury is closest to the Sun at this time, now, at inferior conjunction - and it has three of these cycles in a year . . . being in Air signs for these next three cycles, it is about the mind, relationships, and collective collaboration. Not only Air signs, but Mercury itself, is about communications, relating, collaborating, productivity in creativity and bringing those qualities into the light of day.

So do enjoy your gestation period, and the birth of ideas emerging very soon!

You can read more about Retrograde Mercury HERE.

Photo of Prometheus in NYC: Robert Currey

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“The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast stands this afternoon on the corner of 42d Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change." Joseph Campbell

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Aries 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to Aries and the Global Equinox

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The Global Equinox

The Equinoctial points – Spring Equinox March and Autumn Equinox September - where the day and night are of equal length is a global experience – marking equal day and night all around the world. And it is seen the crux of the infinity symbol in the solar year photo . . .

The other phenomenon occurring at this Equinox is a total eclipse of the Sun less than 13 hours before the Aries Equinox:

A total eclipse at an equinox is rare, and adds 'more' to our celestial information input thus impacting our energy level – which can be experienced as both exhausting AND highly energizing.

The sun will be totally obliterated around the North Polar region at 29º 27' Pisces March 20th at 9:46 a.m. GMT, and the Sun then enters Aries March 20th at 10:46 p.m. GMT that night. There are many sites online for you to view the eclipse and its path.

In the analemma image below, you can see Sun's movement over the course of a full year, and the infinity symbol it creates as the weeks pass. As before mentioned the crux of the ∞ is the equinoctial point.

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Saturn Retrograde

Data:

  1. Saturn Stationed Retrograde (Srx) at 4º 56' Sagittarius on March 14th (at 15:03h GMT)
  2. Saturn will Sd> (Station direct) August 3, at 28º 17' Scorpio.
  3. Saturn will then pass back over by direct motion the degree at which it Srx. on November 9, 2015 (4º 56' Sagittarius) fulfilling its 8.5-month cycle of conception, gestation and birthing phase.

Erin Sullivan Saturn Retrograde

 

So What Does This Mean For Me?

The period between the retrograde station and the full cycle back to its passing over that degree is about 8.5 months – a gestation cycle – deeply embedded in the psyche as a insemination, gestation and birth cycle: 

The myth of Kronos swallowing his children (with the significant exception of Zeus/Jupiter!) is an apt mythological imago of “swallowing one’s own creative issue”.   The immediate psychic response is to freak!   Oh NO I have lost my direction, my faith, my brilliance, my productivity, my motivation, and so on are not unusual moods at the Station Retrograde and for about 3 weeks following . . . However authentic those feelings are, try not to dwell in this zone of pathos.  Give in; give it up and give all to the higher power within you and you will feel the seed within as it matures over the 8.5  month cycle.   It is typical to be impatient, annoyed, depressed, worried and so forth, but allow those feelings to flow through, not stick to your soul.  

Marsilio Ficino called “being under Saturn” the “scholar’s disease”, a time to wear white, propitiate Apollo, to eat “gold” – aurum – the alchemical magnum opus of turning “lead into gold” is also an image to hold: the result of turning lead/Saturn into the Sun – gold/aurum, is to give power to your own solar individuation process, and transmute your Saturnian de-pression – the prima materia – into the gold of the ultimate work. 

Transmutation is the ultimate goal – it never will be perfect, perfection is sought, but never achieved.  That is part of the magnum opus, the great work.  It is a work, not a completion.   But it will be good enough . . . much better in fact, that had you forced the idea, project, action or goal at the Station Retrograde period.

Retrograde motion, remember, is an Earth-centric view  . . . hence, by looking to the Sun, we realize that it is all symbolic motion it is about turning ego-centricity into geo-centricity. We live on earth, and all planetary motion as we see it is apparent, not actual.  Saturn did not screech to a halt and move backward . . . but we only perceive it thus!  

Now, not all of you will be stuffed with suppressed brilliance, but to some degree all of you will feel varying degrees of discomfort, of being ‘held back, waiting, having a creative / working situation on ‘hold’, plans being apprehended with no apparent continuation . . . and so forth.  Boredom is also possible, but not productive.

From my own experience and the research, these Saturn Rx cycles are a most significant time in the year for your creative life.  You may come to realize, that whatever it is that has been suspended, delayed, even rejected, is being done so for a purpose. 

The purpose is:
The growing seed is not ready to be birthed – we do not want a premature delivery.   We have Saturn Rx – SD> every year, so look back on the last time, and the last time before that . . . and more, to see your own evolution during those cycles.  

The degree and sign (tropical Sagittarius) in which it does Station Rx and then SD> will have personal messages, and in that it is possible that the retrogression of Saturn from Sagittarius back into Scorpio for several months, there is a sense of deflation and global anxiety.  You may move from optimism to skepticism, even if it is not contacting (which is highly unlikely) a personal planet in your natal horoscope.

So: What does this mean to you?
Check to see where Saturn is stationing and retrogressing in your chart by house . . . the house in which it is reviewing is the house in which you must perform some ritual toward self-actualization and spiritual growth.   Breaking bad habits, for instance; developing a stronger sense of personal worth; discipline where laziness has set in; finding your authenticity, your authority and your authorship of your own ‘work’.

That Saturn moves back into Scorpio infers that something dark left undone now must be fully faced, and dealt with.  You may need to revamp your plans, your project/s, your way of relating to people; negative or unhealthy habits, addictions whether behavioral or otherwise; your way of relating to your own sense of ‘incompleteness’; how do you shoot yourself in the foot, would you like to stop that?  The Saturn cycle is an ideal time to break old patterns, and to begin, step by step, consciously, to alter them to the highest degree possible.  Be baldly honest with yourself, in the privacy of your own mind, or in the temenos of a therapeutic relationship.

These are just a few snips from the spectrum of transmuting your Lead into Gold, your “base material” to the “highest Self”.

Celestially yours,
Erin

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Taurus 2015 Newsletter

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ARCHETYPAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASTROLOGY
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First set of webinar classes begins May 17, 24, 31

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we improve the collective by that much.

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I am looking forward to bringing you my new creation:  I will be teaching "Archetypal Psychological Astrology in Practice" as a full course.  I am putting my 45+ years of work, writing, thinking, reading, analysis, living, world traveling, teaching, parenting, and simply being, into organizing an important way of thinking about astrology, working with astrology in all forms, and focusing on it in actual practice.  This is what I do.  

The course will be via Webinar GoToMeeting, using my beautifully created power point presentations to visually imprint the material in your minds. 

The course comprises three Modules each with three sequential classes of 2.5 hours. Each Module leads into the next, building a solid grounding in understanding. 

The full course is directed toward early learners right up to practitioners . . . focusing on how we experience personal Individuation and Self-awareness, thus being more effective in our daily lives.  Archetypes are just that - the "first imprint" - and we individuate that immutable form through our horoscope and into our life.    

As we circle our own hearth-fire   on planet earth, within the elegance of our own family of planets,  it is increasingly essential in these most astounding and critical times in the history of humanity   that we use the brilliance of astrology for global and personal growth and benefit.

Astrology (learning from the stars) is millennia older than psychology (the message from the soul). The ancient Greeks introduced psychology into the Western psyche through natural science, philosophy, the great dramatists of the theatre Dionysus, and so forth, thus the gods of the mythopoeic mind became our conscience and consciousness. 

As we internalized the mythic gods we became not minions of the gods, but individuals with volition  . . . choice, personal direction, and more . . . that is what my work is about:  who one IS and what we each do with that "is-ness" . . . so life is about getting down to  “is-ness”   

Over a few months, we will get to transits and timing for significant issues: deep conscious awareness of Self and Ego, complexes, stuckness, habitual behaviors, threshold crossings and how to make magical changes in a mundane world - andvice versa.  In short – good fun and a lot of important stuff to think about, ponder, read, practice – and learning to "think differently" . . .

“The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast stands this afternoon on the corner of 42d Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change”.  Joseph Campbell

It is essential that Contemporary Astrology actually help others become increasingly more of who they are, and who they are to become. Therefore, astrologers and celestial thinkers must become increasingly more psyche/soma (soul/body) awake. After all how can we help others if we do not also take on the task and live in the fullest way possible, this enriched life? 

I will go to the core of the person, based on his or her planetary conversations, AND their innate character and origins.  I sometimes refer to this way of working as a form of Socratic maieutics:  that is, midwifing the horoscope with gentle massage and plain language and relevant questions.  Working in multi-disciplinary ways of midwifing the horoscope, you will learn to see the dynamics underlying behaviour and being-ness.  To assist in the birth of what is imperative now, for each of us as individuals, and what every client wants.

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Pisces 2015 Newsletter

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New Moon Month

There has been very unusual Solar/Lunar activity in the last two New Moon's . . . in my last newsletter I mentioned that within two days (January 21 and 22) the New Moon was at 0 degrees of Aquarius, and Mercury stationed retrograde the very next day . . .  this alone has been played out in so many ways, both personally and collectively.  

For each of us, as we find these configurations in our own charts, and see them as new seeds for originality in the area of your chart (the house) where this new moon falls - whether forced upon you or seized by instinct - and the necessity to accept change as a benefit, not an act of psychic terrorism!

Revolution is afoot for all of us now, and it is was very good time for new starts and graceful endings  . . .  For Mercury retrograde interpretations you may review last month's news, and also read the entire article on my Website.

For February into 21st March, you have your free Pisces download for your collection, and to send off to your friends who have their birthday in Pisces solar month!  

AND, like last month, we have yet again, a very very distinct New Moon - On February 18th, at 11:48 am GMT, the Sun and the Moon conjoined at 00d 00m of Pisces.  This is a strong symbol for allowing the intuitive to speak clearly, and for us not to ignore that vital psychic place of "knowing" within each of us.  You may find yourself dreaming of a new future, of creating a solid foundation to live out a dream; to experience an excess of emotional responses to what typically, you may have not found so deeply impressive;  the emotional realm is one that originates in our deep feeling and intuitive psychological function . . . and sows a seed for the whole month from the 18th through the 20th of March, the next New Moon - and it also inaugurates the beginning of the Sun in Aries.

This coincidence of two new moons at the ingress (entry) of the sun into a new sign, is only for January (Aquarius) and for February 2015 (Pisces) , because the Lunations - both new and full - move back a degree or so every month . . . so by March the New Moon will be at 29 degrees Aries  . . . and each successive month will drop back a degree, and so on.

If some of you have found your lives to be suddenly and abruptly changed, or your view of your life and world has changed, then you are in in the Harmony of the Spheres.  

We are not only affected deeply by the major configurations, I write about - Uranus and Pluto still in square and Saturn now in its Station rx at 4d Sagittarius, but we on earth are viscerally and cellularly receptive to our solar system action, and most especially to our own Moon orbiting earth, connected to our orbit around the Sun. 

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Happy New Year 2015!

A few thoughtful words to contemplate and keep in mind during your next calendar year as we move through the times as they arrive:

Chimayo

Santuario Chimayo, New Mexico  -
Farolitos lighting the way . . . to 2015


We are now still at the December Solstice Point as the Sun entered Capricorn with a perfect New Moon – it is the seasonal stasis of our view of the Sun as it slowly begins its change. It’s “stand still” as it turns . . . toward the Equinox in March!

Greetings to all of you at this momentous time! 

Well, we have continued on with many changes and life force challenges in this past year – in both our personal individual lives and psyche’s but also in the collective soul.  We find ourselves carrying not only our own processes and personal individuation, but also we are bearing the load of much of the planet’s consciousness and growth.  My friends, clients, business associates all, have told me of their personal connection with the global condition – and the mythic proportions it has reached.

As in a Greek tragedy, we await the deus ex machina – the “god in the machine” – to sweep in, bringing crisis to a crossroad and a form of conclusion!  Crossing that threshold, or the many thresholds we are on the limb of, is essential.  It is essential in its timing, for each of us have totally unique and very particular challenges and histories that we are moving through and toward a new unknown horizon . . .  Create your future NOW! 

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Erin's February 2015 News

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Mercury Retrograde Through the Elements

Erin Sullivan Mercury RetrogradeThe planet Mercury stations retrograde in each element, Fire, Earth, Air, Water, in a sequence, every 6 years, and does so in apparent “backward”, retrogressive pattern through each element in reverse order over time . . . this next cycle of Retrograde Mercury is in the Air signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

We begin this cycle of Mercury retrograde in the element of Air and sign of Aquarius now, within 24 hours of the entry of the Sun’s ingress into Aquarius. Mercury Stations retrograde (Srx) at 17° 04’ Aquarius on Jan 21, and Stations Direct (Sd>) at 1° 19’ Aquarius on Feb 11.

Mercury is retrograde for approx. 20 days approximately four months. And this adds up to it being Retrograde in the same element every six years.
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You will notice that it is very tidy, this period of Mercury Retrograde, in that for three cycles - in the course of 2015 - it will Srx and Sd> in each of the Air signs, forming a triangulation against the backdrop of the zodiac – AND in your natal horoscope in the Air houses.

When we see a ‘mutation’, a change in element with Mercury Retrograde, we begin a new cycle of our own interior exploration of the areas of your horoscope - and this year, 2015, it will retrograde/direct in three houses - all of your Air houses - in your chart.

The last time Mercury was retrograde through the Air Trigon was Dec 2007 – Jan 2009. With these remarkably elegant cycles in the solar system, we have the opportunity to use them consciously. They work, even if you don’t! So, take advantage.

Look back 6 years to that cycle, and remember what the hermetic message that threaded through your houses that are Air, and the multiple times Mercury stationed retrograde and direct. If you do this over a lifetime of cycles, you will find, as with the Venus pattern, there is a distinct theme, and a maturation of mind and ideas, experiences and responses.

This pattern shows us where we are in need of reflection, introspective focus, clarity, review, retrospection and some level of resolution will come out of this phase.

Mer D Oct 25 2014 11:17 16°Li46' D

* Mer R Jan 21 2015 07:55 17°Aq04' R * this is where we are now
Mer D Feb 11 2015 06:58 01°Aq19' D

Mer R May 18 2015 17:50 13°Ge08' R
Mer D Jun 11 2015 14:34 04°Ge34' D

Mer R Sep 17 2015 10:10 15°Li55' R
Mer D Oct 9 2015 06:58 00°Li55' D

Read more: Erin's February 2015 News