Maybe not the best Full Moon for trying new things...this time?
Full Moon 12⁰ Gemini: 12/3/2017 10:47 am EST:
~playfulness, curiosity, restlessness, wit, the mind~
The Moon is the closest to Earth right now, so we are REALLY feeling this one!
The mind is the part of self that thinks it knows. There are 3 main expressions of the mind:
Positive mind: "I can do it!"
Negative mind: "I’ll fail anyway."
Neutral mind: "It is what it is."
Ideally, we should have a healthy balance of all three. Check in and see what you are feeling now. Is it different from normal? Similarly, there is a past, present and future: 3 modes of time.
Ruler of Gemini, Mercury, has just only stationed retrograde hours earlier, stands still between the past and the future. We can see both forward and backward in time, standing right here. We have both perspective forward and back, and ability to be in the present. It is said that if you have anxiety, it's about the future; depression/guilt, the past; so we try to be in the present as much as we can, although we can't be there all of the time.
Despite the gifts, confusion can also arise. The mind is not used to operating this way, so it can GET LOST IN THE PROCESS.
Neptune tightly squares the Full Moon, which can muddle reality and distort our normal thought process. We might go to extremes of doubt and confidence, fantasy and fear, truth or untruth... Or, it’s a case of Divine Discontent – no matter what, it’s not enough! Neptune can also show us things we are grateful for, if we position ourselves to do so.
Lucky for us, Saturn conjoins Mercury, helping us to see clearly, remain grounded and aim to be pragmatic. However, the struggle is real right now. Neptune’s position is the strongest.
We are not seeing as clearly... yet. In a few days we will.
So for now,
Do not assume.
Follow the directions on the box.
Go with what you know.
Check your sources.
And don’t psyche yourself out too much. It’s a Super-Full Moon in Gemini and we are full of ideas and not all of them serve us!!
(and if you ARE curious enough to try something new and it doesn't go as planned, you'll be glad you gained the experience!)
May ALL the LOVE surround you!!!
Jupiter and Venus, the two most luminous planets in the sky join together on the morning of November 13th, just before sunrise in the eastern sky. Trust me, you're not gonna want to miss this. So get up early and cast your sleepy eyes on this magnificent ball of light. The two planets will be so close to each other, that their auras appear to merge.
Why is this so unique? Declination. Venus and Jupiter conjoin every year, but for one, we can't always see it. For two, they might both arrive at the same zodiacal degree, but they might be far apart in terms of north and south in the sky. However, this time Venus and Jupiter will conjoin at the same degree of declination AND of the zodiac. Truly a spectacular sight, and assumed to be the same celestial phenomenon known as the Star of Bethlehem.
Pay attention! Remain alert to the subtle sensations in your body as you move through your day on November 15th.
You'll get a clue as to what your Mercury Retrograde story will be about.
No, it hasn't happened yet, but the "dread" might begin to sink in.
Mercury retrogrades are excellent times to go back and review, re-do, revisit, realize, remember...
We can't always crusade forward.
There is so much value in reflection... realization.
Mercury begins retrograde motion in Sagittarius on December 3rd, appearing to move backward in the sky until December 21st. But because the Trickster retraces his steps, it is where he is on this day that marks where he eventually returns to. So again, pay attention to clues and take note of possible themes.
Thursday, November 9th: Power becomes a theme as the Sun and Pluto connect. Check in with your solar plexus. Are you standing tall enough? Or perhaps your voice booms over everyone else. Are you a leader who encourages everyone's unique gifts or do you outshine the rest? Have you toned it down too much for fear of your own luminosity? Notice if you aren't speaking your truth clearly enough. The Moon is in Leo, which encourages authentic expression. It's an energized, chatty day filled to the brim with warmth, so go ahead and give it a try.
Friday, November 10th, claim your crown; step into your birth right. Seek joy. Wrap up and release the old way.
Saturday, November 11th, complete the secret pact with your higher self. Juno finally conjoins Pluto. This has to do with loyalty and commitment to something empowering, or strengthening. What are you committing to now that promises to elevate you in some form? At what means are you willing to go to achieve this? Sometimes we must let something else die, which is not always easy. With Pluto, you KNOW deep down what must be done.
Speaking of transformation and growth, today is the final exact trine of Saturn and Uranus. These two have been in and out of formation all year, encouraging us to update the outworn aspects of the current order: moving toward renewable energy, inclusiveness of individuality, technological breakthroughs. Let's see if we hear anything from Elon Musk today!
The last time that these two outer planets formed into an exact trine was May 19th 2017. Looking back, we already see some of these themes reemerging:
Sunday, November 12th: why are you so spaced out this morning? Blame Neptune or admit you had too much fun last night! Snuggle on the couch or get your booty into a downward dog and float to the front of your mat. Keyword, f l o a t.
Remember to wake up early tomorrow morning to see the luminous Venus/Jupiter conjunction.
Monday, November 13th, today could be a deeply sensitive and introspective day. Not only is the day influenced by an irritable edge from Saturn (nothing seems to go as planned!), but the marriage of Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio brings up more issues around sex, intimacy and themes therein of healing and wounding.
Essentially, more shit emerges that we purposely swept under the rug. Why do we need to talk about this? Because if we don't address it, it's going to fester and mutate into something even harder to make sense of. Where have you felt violated, humiliated or embarrassed? This is an excellent time to seek the help of a professional to help us rewrite the story. We all have wounds and traumas of varying forms, so we shouldn't have to carry the shame. Talk about it.
This combo has magnificent healing powers, so tune in if you'd like! Excellent for sex, intimacy and deep convos with friends. Expect the mood to brighten by the day's end, but don't expect to have all the answers. As I mentioned previously, Neptune is blurring the lines of reality and it's hard to see clearly. Thus, the instincts of Scorpio kick in. Instincts are the (mostly) unconscious urges and reactions that we have- so with the themes of cars driving into crowds, I'd be watchful today (and sadly, I can't not mention this). Instinct is our very first primal language of survival. Honor the feeling.
Tuesday, November 14th, Moon in Libra wants to debate this evening. Healthy sparring with your mates. Watch a sports game, play poker or hit the gym after work.
Wednesday, November 15th, there might be some excitement as the day begins to wrap up, but tonight's an evening to be sensible. You've had enough fun. Make dinner, meditate, read, go to bed.
Thursday, November 16th, Love is in the air! Maybe it's the cold weather encouraging us to move in closer. Or maybe it's just this tumultuous world which urges us to choose at least one person to trust. Love fully. Engage. Go deeper together. Weave your own fairytale. How does the story go? Venus trines Neptune, which has the power to move you emotionally. Think of your best friend's wedding vows, or a baby smiling at their mother. But Venus is in Scorpio, so again, it could also be a Haunted House that you paid $20 to experience! What's the illusion you want to see? The point is the feeling.
Friday, November 17th, say what you mean and mean what you say! Mercury sextiles Mars, imbuing passion into speech. Make a choice in direction today. How will you proceed?
Scorpio New Moon (26⁰ 11): November 18th, 6:42 am EST
This new moon offers bountiful potential for healing. It's time to shed that itchy layer of dead skin. Think of the recent discomfort as a CATALYST for growth. Scorpio is a potent sign of transformation; but often transformation has a prelude of crisis. Before that sparkly diamond landed on your finger, it was a drab piece of coal; between forms, it endured a thousand-year chrysalis period of pressure-cooking within the Earth. Change is the only constant in our lives, and Scorpio knows this intimately. To Scorpio, EVOLution and LOVE are synonymous.
It's going to be a sensitive time. Your instincts are in the forefront of your awareness, defying rationale. What are you feeling? Anger? Passion? Compulsion? You must honor your primal, intuitive knowingness, as this was your very first language. The way you first learned to perceive was not with the words which you speak. Notice the emotional and psychic impressions you receive. Logic moves to the side for now. You KNOW what must be done to move through this energy. Don't keep yourself small. Scorpio is an all or nothing sign, so you really need to go for it!
Again, this period is ripe for renewal and healing. But often there is a push, a reminder of why we do the work...
Mars, ruler of Scorpio, makes a harsh square to Pluto, amplifying compulsive behavior. I NEED TO... I MUST....
Mars is also receiving help from Saturn, expressing a readiness to build a new order. What's the new attitude that serves your highest potential and supports your growth? Even though there are some volatile energies, the emphasis is on moving forward. Sometimes a bit of agitation is necessary for change to take place, as we are seeing here in the United States.
New Moons are usually quiet periods of introspection, and the Scorpio new moon is doubly so. Allow yourself as much alone time as you need.
The degrees of 24-26 are activated, so think back to that age. What changes did you make? How did you grow?
(You can also visit the ages of 54-56.) And when in doubt, go with your gut!
Aho Mitakyue Oyasin. You are all my family.
May we all be awakened to our heart, and align our hearts together to create a
New Earth, rooted in righteousness, love, equality, abundance and compassion for all.
"Scorpio is a secretive sign.
Why? Because when a Scorpio tells everything, it usually scares the crap out of everyone around.
So Scorpio learns to hold energy in;
In fact there's a power in Scorpio, which has to do with the power of the 'hidden.'"
((1:22 am EDT, November 4th, 2017))
((10:22 pm PDT, November 3rd, 2017))
The Full Moon culminates at the 12th degree of Taurus, marking a period of rest, recharging and also pleasure. So eat, sleep and be merry in your own private world as we adjust to the weather changing and replenish our energetic reservoir.
Simultaneously, there is an energy of agitation. We want to rest, but what is making it difficult to do so?
The Ruler of Taurus, Venus, is being challenged by Uranus, indicating a feeling of limitation that we no longer wish to endure. With Uranus, there could be an urge to break free at any cost... the unrelenting desire to walk away unapologetically in the name of your truth. Particularly so for Libras and Tauruses. It might not make sense logically, but heed the call. What is making you feel stuck? Uranus is asking that we change something so that we can be more comfortable LATER.
The Sun is in Scorpio this time every year, marking a time to go within. As nature begins to "fall" away, we are reminded of the subtle, unseen forces of existence that indeed, one day everything dies. This, of course, can be deeply psychological and introspective. It's a time when we may be less social, knowing that a fun summer is behind us and a joyous holiday season before us.
However, this particular Scorpio season is a quadruple montage of Jupiter, Mercury and soon to be Venus and Mars too! Hugh Hefner died at the Pluto Station, which sparked the unraveling of a veil shrouding the legacy of both sexual liberation AND oppression. And thus the conversation began, leading to big reveals of perversion and abuse in Hollywood and even in our own personal worlds. It should be noted that Jupiter is both the magnifying glass, enlarging things so that we can improve upon, and also "the great benefic." That's right, he's supposed to be like Santa Claus, bringing lots of gifts and blessings. And he is, but first we must see the things we've been sweeping under the rug.
Pandora’s box has been opened and now there’s no looking back.
It may feel like you are lost right now. Things have welled up to the surface for you to see.
The good news is that your path may soon become more clear.
We can't see it right now because Jupiter is "under the beams" of the Sun. AKA, when an object is too close to the Sun, we can't see it. As the month of November goes on, we will receive more clarity on what to do next.
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“You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.
Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else's path.
You are not on your own path.
If you follow someone else's way,
you are not going to realize
― Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work
Aho Mitakyue Oyasin. May Mother Earth and all her inhabitants be awakened to our unity, and the highest LOVE of the Universe.
Love, peace and unity to ALL....
Joyous Samhain. The cool winds howl,
In death, lies the promise of rebirth.
The breakdown of withered leaves,
Transforming into soil for next year’s growth;
Of the forgotten acorns, many will rise into trees,
To produce countless fallen seeds in the coming years.
The great cycle: life, death, rebirth;
It is in death, that we never felt more alive.
This time of year is when the veil between worlds is at it's finest, and with Jupiter freshly in Scorpio, we may be even more attuned to this portal now than in other years. Many believe that this is an optimal period for communing with the deceased, with the nature spirits─ the devas─ and with our deepest, truest self. Speak to your loved ones who have passed on; they might be listening. Talk to your spirit guides and other exalted deities: ask for clarity and give gratitude.
Others make it a point to consciously release old outworn aspects of self. The falling leaves remind us that it’s ok to let go; we are making room for new growth!
Does science affirm the notion that the veil is now thinner? No, they aren’t quite there yet. However, technological innovation takes paranormal investigation to new heights. Members of the Ghost Adventures crew speculate that since they can communicate with spirits through certain devices which detect other frequencies, that the spirit world exists in a frequency not much different than our own─ similar to how ultraviolet and infrared light exist, but we can’t see it with the naked eye.
So when the spirit leaves the body, where does it go? Another dimension of a slightly variable frequency? Are our higher selves simultaneously existing in that same dimension while we are alive? What is that dimension? Who knows. But hopefully time will tell!
October 21st: Moon in Scorpio squares the nodes of fate offering us a choice to move forward or stay put. Make a small change and the ripples will emote.
October 22nd: Mars enters Libra, which is not his favorite place to be. Mars is the action principle, so ideally, we go for it! But here, there is a bit of hesitation to GO FORTH, because in Libra, we are PARTNERSHIP-oriented and more conscious of OTHERS. Libra likes harmony, so our choices and motivations might be informed by keeping others happy. COOPERATION. And since not all of us are mind readers, we might be more indecisive now through the beginning of December. Maybe this isn't such a bad thing with the weather getting colder. If we're gonna be stuck inside with someone all winter, might as well get along!
The Moon enters Sagittarius at 7:57 am EDT, giving us a vision and inspiration to get us through the day. What ideologies motivate you? What's your philosophy?
October 23rd: Scorpio season officially begins! Do you feel like someone is behind you? Why do we exist? Where do we go when we die? If you were ever wondering why all Scorpios are complex, secretly tortured souls, it's because we sense that's there's MORE than what meets the eye. During this time of year, we want to connect more deeply with others and with the subtle forces of existence. "I want to see..."
It might be hard waking up today if the alarm clock disrupts your vivid dream. The Sag Moon square Neptune is perfect for Astral Travel, and you wake up wondering if it was real. gonna be hard waking up today... Moon square Neptune. I wanna stay in the dream?? What is your dream? So start the day with something that makes you feel transcendent. Reinforce that aura before you leave the house so that you can be a superhero.
October 24th: Focused AND creative morning leading up to a LONG VOID OF COURSE DAY. Get anything important ready for print before 12:44 pm because after that, things may not go as planned. Reserve the afternoon for free-writing your drafts, tending to the odds and ends. Move intuitively; go with the flow and you might be surprised by the colorful creations you weave. Moon enters Capricorn at 8:12 pm: time to reel it in.. It's a Tuesday night after all. Make a sensible dinner and catch up on your Netflix queue.
October 25th: Capricorn Moon- use it to work steadfastly toward your goals. Be sensible. But this evening, Moon aspects Neptune, so you'll want to do something magical, whether you are sharing a cocktail with a friend, watching a movie, or opening your third eye.
October 26th: Today is a ripe for deep introspection. We see things purely, clearly cutting as they are. "Sometimes being wounded is easier than healing." That's right. Jupiter is travelling close to the Sun for the entirety of these dates, but it comes to exactitude today at 2:09 pm; perhaps there's an issue too big to ignore. Tune in and get the insight you need to move through it. Heal, confront, elevate. If the thing you thought you dealt with is back from the dead, ask your ancestors and spirit guides for help!
October 27th: The electric Aquarius Moon keeps us chill and buzzed all day, like a 6 pack of pumpkin ale. Looks like a busy day, with a dose of indulgence, so go ahead and get the donut too. Venus perfects her square to Pluto, which can bring out more from the sexual abuse stories that have been emerging. The square aspect says, "what can we do about this?" Also triggering obsessive/compulsive behavior, especially when it comes to romance, love and pleasure, this aspect can also signify themes of love triangles or manipulation. Money might be a player in the game too.
October 28th: Happy Adult Halloween! After a laid-back day, the aspects are looking sweet for enjoyment, pleasure, good conversation. The only thing is that around 9:35 pm, there's a disagreement between intellect and gut feeling. You have a choice: stick with the plans or tell your friends you don't feel like it anymore! But if you have a good back up plan, Mars in Libra could be working for you!
October 29th: I love it when a long VOC Moon falls on a Sunday, don't you? Go with the flow. No pressure, just do what you feel. I wouldn't schedule a lot for today, if you are reading this in advance. Best to flow intuitively, but the morning has a nice aspect to Saturn, so tend to the necessities early, especially if you must go grocery shopping.
October 30: Moon in Pisces: stay in your cocoon if you are able! Float, transcend, meditate, dream, dance, yoga, music, art, get inspired and connect with something bigger than you.
October 31st: Happy Halloween; Blessed Samhain. Mercury squares the nodes of fate, offering another choice in direction. But this time, you must consciously make a choice and vocalize it. Speak your truth and send those vibrations out so they manifest into reality. Throat Chakra activation!
Unfortunately for the kids, this doesn't look like the most cheerful night for Trick or Treat... The Moon goes void with a square to Saturn (of all things) to put a damper on the evening. It could literally be rain, or maybe it's too cold and the kid doesn't wanna wear a coat over their costume. Understandable! There's just an element of disappointment or crankiness, so get some back up candy for the kid who ONLY gets tootsie rolls.
November 1st: Bendiciónes para el Día de los Muertos. The Aries Moon wants to go it's own way, but Mars says, "think about how this will affect everyone else." What will you do?
November 2nd: This is quite a vivid day, ranging from strong emotions early in the day, to a social evening of sensible enjoyment. Don't be surprised if you get a late night jolt of energy just as you are trying to relax. Jot your ideas down so you don't forget them tomorrow.
May we all tune in to the subtle frequencies,
to learn, to see, to heal...
to connect with our ancestors,
to heal any wounds behind us and before us....
As the wheel turns...
Blessed be and One Love.
“Peace, Justice and Anarchy”
The New Moon takes root on October 19th, 2017 at 3:12 pm EDT and at 26⁰35’ of Libra. Quite fitting for the dual sign, the Libra New Moon chart is both salty and sweet, setting the tone for the next 2-4 weeks.
On the surface, Libra is balanced, sociable, refined and has the ability to remain impartial, sympathizing with both sides. But behind the charming, put-together exterior, is a strong will and an uncompromising set of values around equality, fairness and justice. They don't call Libra "the iron fist in the velvet glove" for nothin'! They know how to drive the ship and look damn good doing it too.
Libra's ruling planet Venus is also in Libra, so we see an even greater yearning for fairness, beauty and balance and yet we live in a world with massive wealth inequalities, and a government who helps Houston but not Puerto Rico,. There are countless major issues facing us as humans on this planet, and the urgency to alleviate these geo-policitcal ailments is amplifying. The Hopi word, Koyaanisqatsi, comes to mind, meaning "unbalanced life." Science continues to affirm what the ancient peoples all knew was true: we are all connected. And further, if one aspect of existence gets out of whack, it upsets the entire equilibrium.
Have we played nice for too long? The New Moon exactly opposes Uranus, suggesting the need for radical changes in order to achieve more of a harmonious collective. Uranus is the revolutionary, the anarchist, the genius, the breakthrough, break-down and the disruption; his purpose is to startle, stir and awaken. Uranus is prone to extremism, which is sometimes what's needed to get the collective gears turning.
In other words, this is not a quiet New Moon at all. Where do you need to make some noise? Libra is also our partnerships. Could something be more harmonious if you were to speak up? We might expect to see acts of resistance around this New Moon, as well as break ups! The Nodes of Fate are highly active, indicating that it's time to leave the outworn programming behind and expand our consciousness.
Also, pay attention to air travel. Uranus rules spaceships and airplanes, while the Sabian Symbol for this degree reads: “an airplane sails, high in the bright clear sky.” The imagery also describes the need for a greater perspective, freedom and transcendence.
(Below: Even Jesus flips tables when he has to )
Jump the Hurdle:
October 11th: Everything in life is a cycle. And the astrological cycles reflect this truth. The Mars/Saturn cycle lasts for roughly 2 years, and this has to do with OBSTACLES─ and the maturity that develops as we try to work around them. Mars is the drive to win, and Saturn is the limits, the rules, the authority or the law. Personally, this last cycle has been related to my physical body, as Saturn rules bones and alignment, teeth and skin. This could also be describing issues with your boss, career, goals or your direction in life.
Think back to what was going on in your life on/around:
October 12: the Moon in Cancer sensitizes us to the awareness of our emotions. Before we had language, we relied on our instincts. Today is a very active day, but our senses will be our compass. It might be hard to get moving if we aren’t feeling it. Get creative and find a way through the blocks, if any. Excellent aspects for practical thinking, focus and study.
October 13th and 14th: The Leo Moon warms our hearts and generates appreciation, gratitude and creativity. Just heed the possible drama and worry about your own swag!
On the 14th, Venus enters her home sign of Libra. Venus in Libra is a master of social graces, etiquette and class, but she can also be fake! During this time, we might aim to be better about returning those unanswered texts, take more time to curl our hair and try to understand more, instead of getting offended. Venus in Libra has a balanced perspective and can almost always sympathize with both sides of the story. This is a great time to invite more beauty into your world and to become more aware of how we are relating with others. In lieu of being fake, try to find a nice way to speak your truth!
October 15th and 16th: The Virgo Moon shifts our focus to the details. Our eyes are like microscopes and not a “t” goes uncrossed. Virgo Moons are excellent for productivity, cooking, cleaning, writing, crafting and completing to-do lists. Oh, and nagging.
On the 15th, be open to creative inspiration that illuminates your psyche like lightning. Some say that all the ideas that exist are out floating in the ethers, but once you attune your frequency properly, it could be you who invents the next wheel. You never know! Today is ripe for cosmic downloads, but also motor-mouth. Mercury opposes Uranus, so watch what you say to whom and be mindful on the road. This is an aspect for recklessness, but also ingenuity.
The Sun sextiles Saturn on the 16th, aiding in productivity. We want to build something long lasting, whether it’s a career, a partnership or a house.
October 17th has some tough aspects. The Moon goes void with a conjunction to Mars at 7:27 am EDT, and remains void until entering Libra at 1:35 pm EDT. The morning could be anything from busy, confrontational or competitive, but it is definitely active and more intense than usual. Once the Moon enters Libra, the mood should lighten up.
October 18th: Mercury conjoins with Jupiter early in the morning. This is the first time any planetary body conjoins with Jupiter since he moved into Scorpio, so it should be interesting to observe. We might be prone toward introspection, obsessive thoughts, or deep conversation with close friends. Excellent for journaling! The Moon further squares Pluto, doubling down on this abysmal sense of uprooting. Today is the last day of the lunar cycle, so energy levels might be lower than usual.
October 20th: The Scorpio Moon wants to flow freely and creatively. Today feels better. Trust the flow, your inner guidance, and breathe deep.
Have a splendid New Moon, ALL! We are ONE!
Love from my Scorpio Moon to your soul,
The Aries Full Moon occurs at 12⁰42’ of Aries, on October 5th, 2:40 pm EDT, as if to say:
“Look how far I’ve come!”
The Aries Full Moon highlights our self-awareness, personal sovereignty, personal awareness and how one identifies themselves. It is Aries, the very first sign of the zodiac, who says, “I AM.”
Full Moons are periods of heightened energy, activity and a feeling of fullness, ripeness. So it is here and now, that we can see ourselves very clearly.
In the full-sized-mirror we have before us, we see where we might need to change.
Pluto squares the Sun and Moon, inferring the need to transform, peel, purge, prune and push forth. We’ve been working with the Plutonian force for the past week now, as the Lord of Death and Rebirth swung into forward motion. So, if you haven’t come to grips yet with releasing something outworn, you get another chance to do so now. Often we miss the offerings of evolution when we are too distracted. To become the Phoenix, you must first go deep, deep, deep… to go quietly and courageously inward.
The Sabian Symbol for the 13th degree of Aries made me gasp:
“a bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed”
Perhaps this isn’t a literal bomb, but instead a hypothetical one. Let’s assume that this infers the diffusing a situation, or putting a stop to something before it gets worse.
Ready, set, GROW!
Venus overtakes Mars
All of a sudden, something clicks.
Venus meets up with Mars just hours before the Full Moon and says: “I know what I want and I know how to get it.” Thus, within the self-awareness of the Aries
Full Moon, we are also seeding a new cycle around meeting our desires.
Venus and Mars imply that something is outworn, as they square Saturn, and pressure us to UPDATE the current order.
“Here’s a new way of doing this,” or “this is more efficient,” or
“This is an iPhone, Grandpa,”
We will be working with this energy through October 11th as these aspects tighten.
In other news:
October 1st: Mars perfects its trine to Pluto. This aspect is about how we access our potential and are we using it properly?
October 3rd: Venus trines Pluto, which speaks of the quality and depth of how we relate with others. Align yourself with people who you can trust. Themes of resolving love-triangles and how we spend our money/resources. Investment, both emotional and financial.
October 4th: the Moon is void in Pisces from 3:20am-4:40pm EDT. This is not the nicest void. Might be a little fussy, cranky or “not feeling it.” Moon enters Aries at 4:40pm EDT and we feel much better.
October 8th: Sun conjoins Mercury in Libra. It’s going to be a very talkative day, and people just want to be heard. Pay attention to what you hear in the news and on the radio.
The Moon is VOID for the entire day (9:45am-9:44pm EDT), but it’s a nice void, under the influence of Venus. With the Moon in Taurus all day, I wouldn’t plan much because there’s a good chance we will feel extra lazy, restful and perhaps indulgent. If none of these apply, it’s still a good day to operate in fluid motion, so keep the schedule light.
October 9th: Pay attention to big reveals, information bubbling to the surface. The Sun and Mercury tighten their square to Pluto, wringing out more juicy tidbits in the collective and in our personal lives. What was shrouded in secrecy two weeks ago, we now have more of the story, more insight. Now what to do about it? Pluto is when you see something disturbing and you can’t erase the imprint in your mind. We can’t go back, we can only go forward, but not in the same way. Something must change now.
Typical Plutonian symptoms to watch out for: intense feelings, compulsion, obsession, psychological inner musings, pulling out the decay, uprooting, illuminating, purging, cleansing, healing, depth, death, rebirth, transformation, intense focus.
October 10th: Jupiter enters Scorpio, echoing yet more Plutonian themes.
Aho Mitakyue Oyasin. You are all my family.
May we all be awakened to our heart, and align our hearts together to create a
New Earth, rooted in righteousness, love, equality, abundance and compassion for all.
(Times are read for Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); for Pacific, subtract 3 hrs)
The lights went out, and when they came back on, everything looked a little different...
I know I'm seeing things in a new way, and maybe you are too. The past month brought much clarity, thanks to a potent Solar Eclipse and Mercury retrograde. Now what to do next?
This month is largely about integrating the changes we know we must make. But how? We will have a better idea in time.
Mercury and Mars travel closely throughout the month, which is sure to be interesting, and Neptune is a key player, elevating both compassion and confusion. It is said that if you are confused, you are on the right path. This month, we reorient ourselves in a changing world, as the eclipse continues to echo its message throughout the month.
Friday, September 1st, we are feeling extra productive with the Moon in Capricorn. Ambitious and hardworking, we might be focused on finishing our to-do pile so that we can enjoy a long weekend. Neptune sextiles the Moon, which reminds us that it’s important to let go once in a while. Neptune gives us the vision of what we optimistically look forward to. Listen to music that elevates and transports your consciousness while your body moves through the day.
Moon joins Pluto to dig up something from the depths. Maybe it’s willpower, or maybe it’s old memories, but something wants to come to light. Notice the contrast, see the pattern, take the cue and dance with the shadows. You might make an important discovery if you are open.
Saturday, September 2nd, Mars trines Uranus giving us a major energetic boost. We are ready to receive this rocket power. This creative adrenaline encourages the new direction we are choosing in lieu of the solar eclipse. We can’t ignore the call of our soul any longer and we are feeling especially spunky today. Tell is like it is. Raw, unrefined truth.
Mars and Mercury conjoin on the eclipse degree, giving us some attitude. Take altitude and soar courageously forth. We are ready to take some healthy risks, informed by the passion of our heart and soul. Build something radical, something extraordinary. Don’t be too reckless with your words, but say it straight.
We can expect today to be very eventful in the collective. Not only are Mars and Mercury triggering the eclipse degree, but they are also forming a fated configuration, matching the degree of the United States’ natal Moon (27/28 Aquarius). “We the People….” This configuration carries themes of wounding and healing. The tragic descent of tiki torches upon the city of Charlottesville echoed the literal line drawn across the country by the eclipse path, symbolic of a divided nation. We have much healing to do, but healing is a process.
The eclipse occurred on Trump’s rising degree (the ascendant), so with Mars and Mercury there today, we can expect that he will be a loose cannon. Mars/Mercury can be impassioned, angry words. He would be wise to cloister himself for the day. In the sign of regal Leo, might the crown be teetering off one’s head?
The Moon moves from Capricorn to Aquarius at 4:06 pm EDT, remaining progressive, a bit rebellious, and with a concern for the human collective.
Sunday, September 3rd, Mercury and Mars swap places over the eclipse degree. This is a really big deal! The eclipse degree remains sensitive long after the eclipse takes place; when a planet touches this degree, it’s said to “trigger” it. Let’s see who gets triggered today!
Words are impassioned today, for better or for worse, ranging from heated disputes, inspirational messages from the heart, shouting matches, championed speeches, angry insults, or even physical fighting is possible. Mercury is moving retrograde, so this is probably in response to something that happened previously.
Regardless of what is said, it must be let out. There is a compulsive authenticity in the air, so whatever is expressed cannot deny itself to be known. The Moon opposes Venus, which is an awareness of “my needs,” versus “your needs.” Do we meet the other person halfway? Either make amends or pride will drive the nail in deeper.
Monday, September 4th, what are you letting go of? It’s Labor Day, so maybe you are letting go of adulting for the day. But as Mercury retrograde comes to a close, changing direction, we too may be changing our minds about something in or lives. The Aquarius Moon on the south node helps us to unhinge and reorient our vision of the future. Trim the dead branches, so that new growth may later blossom forth.
Tuesday, September 5th:
Mercury stations direct at 7:29 am, ending the retrograde period. Still, the Trickster is alive and well on the station days. Give yourself plenty of extra time on your morning commute and don’t overbook yourself. This Mercury retrograde has been brutal with redo’s, so you can expect to do everything twice today, and even tomorrow. Despite the obvious annoyances, the value of Mercury’s message is vital: “Are you sure? Are you forgetting something?”
We are ready to move forward now. What realizations have sunk in over the last 3 weeks? What changes do you know you must make? Now is time to implement them forth. Mercury overwhelms the eclipse degree. Are you feeling overwhelmed? As I’m writing this, I don’t even know what’s happening in the world yet and I certainly do! It seems like a lot of big changes are happening in the world today─ turnovers, turnarounds and turn of events.
Adding to the snafus and confusion, the Sun opposes Neptune. Neptune blurs lines and makes it challenging to discern the facts. Sensationalism gives people something to grasp onto, but don’t believe everything you hear. When we can’t see clearly or we don’t understand, we turn to our intuition or a higher power. Neptune is the “Great Dissolver,” where all borders become imaginary and thus elevating compassion. We are all one; we are all connected. With Neptune, you can even have compassion for the oppressor. “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do…”
Let your heart guide you in this confusing time. We will be working with these fuzzy energies over the next two weeks, as they funnel into tonight’s Full Moon. Art and music are excellent mediums to find meaning with Neptune─ there are no rules, it’s all subjective and meant to evoke a feeling.
Mars enters Virgo, evoking a readiness to get organized. While Mars was in Leo, we got creative and weren’t afraid to splatter paint everywhere; but now, we are ready to tidy up, scrutinize our work and see where we could do better. Weed, analyze and minimize. Mars in Virgo gives us worker bee medicine. We can be insanely productive, with really high standards. Take your time and smooth all the edges through October 22nd.
Full Moon :: 13⁰53’ Pisces :: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 :: 3:02 am EDT
Have you ever heard the parable of the blind men and the elephant? Each touching a different part of the animal, the men dispute over their varying convictions of what the Elephant must be like. One man touches the trunk and asserts that the elephant must be snakelike, while another touches the side and argues that the elephant is more like a wall. The moral of the story is that while we might not be wrong, we may not be entirely correct either.
The Full Moon tightly conjoins Neptune, illuminating the big Dream. Until a dream comes true, it is a fantastical projection, or a hope, often born of our true heart and soul. The Law of Attraction allows these visions to manifest; under the ripeness of the Full Moon, you may be enjoying the fruits of a dream come true. Today’s Full Moon puts a cap on eclipse season, however, it also answers to the Solar eclipse of March 8th, 2016. What seeds were you planting back then, in regard to your dream, art, or spiritual practice?
As dreams often are, this may be a confusing time in the world. Ambiguity divides our perceptions, and often we see what we want to see. The hard part is recognizing that people are entitled to their beliefs, as they have had a different experience. There is a lot of ignorance and unjustifiable hate in the world. Like the courageous black man who befriended several KKK members, sometimes you have to meet people on their level to get through. Neptune and Pisces rule saints, sacrifice and endless compassion. We must try to understand each other if we are to work together. The Sun in Virgo answers to stationary Mercury on the fated eclipse degree; we are faced with some huge choices right now.
Neptune is also water, the universal solvent. All life depends on water and so we are united. Water gives life, but it can also take away, as we have witnessed with the recent Hurricane Harvey. How touching it is to see people rescuing others in Houston. It restores faith that deep down, people want to be good. In times of crisis, the field is leveled. This Full Moon casts a light on suffering, but it also reminds us that we are all one; we are all born and we all die, we all share the same emotions, which are as fluid as the water which comprises us.
Thursday, September 7th, get behind the wheel, you’re in charge of your direction today and no one can tell you otherwise! Perhaps short tempered and spontaneous, today is great for initiating new things and being direct about how you feel. You’ll have a lot of energy, so get moving!
Friday, September 8th, we want to socialize, but we also have a deeper orientation. Today and tonight is best for hanging out with your best friends, or deepening other relationships. Complex layers are ready to be exposed and expressed. These are not superficial aspects. Discuss things that enrage you, fascinate you; share lifechanging moments in your lives. After hours, there may be a tendency to overdo, so make sure you are either home safe, or in good company.
Saturday, September 9th, give yourself extra time this morning. Mercury says goodbye to Leo as he trudges through the final degree, so we might be moving slower today. Meditation and reflection can help to consolidate the heart-centered guidance we have received this month. Root in your uniqueness as we move forward to refinement in Virgo.
The Moon conjoins renegade Uranus, reaffirming our need for openness, as plans may change. Let’s hope that some of the surprises are pleasant and others are enlightening. The Sun trines Pluto, which offers an invitation to draw in power from other sources. Spiritual will flows into the Ego to access and activate higher purpose. Following a very short lunar void, the Moon enters Taurus at 12:23 pm.
Sunday, September 10th, Mercury returns to Virgo, where the retrograde story began. Mercury spent most of his retrograde in Virgo “how can we make this better, more perfect?” and discovered that no matter how much attention to detail, it’s the heart and soul, the feeling, that matters more. Now that we know how to stay true to ourselves, we are ready to return to the Virgo work of fine-tuning and perfecting.
The Moon conjoins Pallas Athene in Taurus as she prepares to station retrograde tomorrow. See the pattern, seize your sword. The Moon goes void of course at 8:54 pm with a square to Venus. It’s time to satisfy your desires. Something in your life screams, “Pay attention to me!!”
Monday, September 11th, there is a super slow start to the week. The Moon is void all morning and into the afternoon, which isn’t ideal for initiating projects. Follow through, tidy up and tend to ongoing affairs. The energy kicks up around 3:30 pm when the Moon enters Gemini. Any gloom lifts and chatter crescendos. There are some annoying aspects this evening, which demand our attention. There could be a little trouble making up your mind, but you’ll fare best if you keep it simple: get some exercise, cook dinner and tend to the little things at home.
Tuesday, September 12th, “you can’t believe everything you hear,” is the motto for the last couple of years. In the Information Age, there are too many “facts” tailored to every perspective in existence and everything becomes diluted. The Truth is muddled with all kinds of other truths. Develop the inner compasses of the heart and the intuitive third eye in order to navigate the times. Question everything.
Venus trines Saturn, solidifying some of the connections we’ve been building and reinstating our values. Use your sense of aesthetic and playfulness to enhance the beauty of your work. Have pride in your creations and your accomplishments. The last time Venus trined Saturn, she was retrograde and we were restacking our priorities. Now we get to enjoy the changes we’ve made. Things seem to be going well, so give yourself some credit!
Wednesday, September 13th, is a multifaceted day, but overall, busy. Jupiter gives us can-do confidence this morning, which motivates us to anything. We are on a roll and might be feeling extra inspired, productive and creative, which carries us through the lunar void period this afternoon. If you must begin something important, try to lay the framework before 2:35 pm, because after that, your creative genius will take over and fill in the lines. All of the fire and air signs are activated today, which is the rapid spread of ideas, rumors and invention. The Moon enters Cancer at 6:12 pm.
The Sun squares Saturn tonight, which is a period of checking in with our responsibilities to our bodies, our families, and our careers. If you’ve been putting off your dentist visit, now is a time to think about going. Put your health first, and show up to the plate, if that’s what you signed up for. Step it up at work if you’ve been slacking. Remind yourself of the importance of doing so. This is a great time for a pep talk in the bathroom mirror.
Thursday, September 14th, the Cancer Moon trines Neptune, imbuing a soft reflectiveness into the day. Excellent for art, meditation, creativity and floating. Choose fluid activities which illuminate your senses and support introverted dialogue, which becomes healing into the evening. Venus conjunct the north node, which alludes to a strong female on a soap box, possibly someone who would be considered royalty or from a notorious family. This could also be big money in the news or scandal.
Friday, September 15th, is a great day to purge. Throw things in the trash, donate clothes, or just cry ─ you don’t have to carry it any longer. Change is constant; there is so much potential out there for us. Does the caterpillar even know what it will become? Unless we allow ourselves to release, we get backed up, stagnant. While it’s easier said than done, we can make valuable strides by committing to the deep transformational work of yoga, meditation, therapy, choosing a holistic lifestyle and so much more. In such spaces, we can purge the cultural or familial programming which doesn’t serve us. Free up from distracting entanglements.
The Moon conjunct Ceres in Cancer, so no matter what you do, nurture yourself; give yourself what you need or help others in getting what they need. Venus sextiles Jupiter, forming a yod to Chiron: “Everything’s gonna be alright.” Rest assured; be confident in the process and remember that there is a teaching in everything.
Does it feel like 2016 is back from the dead? There might be some surprises today. Sovereignty, freedom calls.
Saturday, September 16th, Mercury conjoins Mars again, but this time they are in the sign of Virgo. We can expect more disputes, but this time less dramatic, and more critical. This is occurring at a very potent and public place in the sky, potentially manifesting as a hypercritical exposé or a damaging article. Of course this could go the other way too! Virgo is the little guy, so perhaps there’s an article singing the praises of a small business or lesser known individual.
The Moon is in Leo: expressive, creative, passionate, authentic, true (and perhaps the slightest bit dramatic).
Sunday, September 17th, inspiration takes form when the Leo Moon trines Saturn. Build, create, reinforce something, whether it’s a vision, a relationship, or some other project you are working on. Since Saturn represents duty, be playful as you run your errands. Go out for coffee beforehand or make a pitstop at the swing-set. Try on a weird outfit while your SO tries on dress shirts. The Moon goes void with a trine to Uranus at 8:55 pm, so be open to breaking the usual routine this evening. Loosen up and be open to new things.
Monday, September 18th, now that the Moon is in Virgo, you’ll want to keep your hands busy. Hone your craft and produce something memorable. Today can be incredibly productive, and the driving power of Mars motivates us to get moving. Just make sure not to stay focused on one little detail for too long, or you’ll sabotage yourself. Ease up when Moon opposes Neptune in the evening. Now you can escape, tune out, drop out, glaze over, get high, Netflix, or visit your happy place.
Venus lands on the eclipse degree today, offering more clarity to your eclipse story. Let’s see what transpires in the world today, which might carry a fated quality.
The Priestess of devotion, Vesta, enters Libra. Rituals center around partnerships, friendships, equality, beauty and balance. Devote your energy to someone. Venus to the eclipse degree.
Tuesday, September 19th: today is the last day before the New Moon, which is usually a period of lower energy and reflection. Venus arrived on the eclipse degree yesterday, offering us new information to integrate, while Mercury clears its shadow today. Today is optimal for contemplating the clarity we have gleaned in the past couple of months from both the eclipse and Mercury’s retrograde.
Mercury opposes Neptune, which can be extremely creative, intuitive, and spiritual, but this can also be confusing. Do you have too many options before you? It might be hard to know which way to go. It’s okay, you can always change your mind again later. Have you ever been in a situation where you weren’t sure, and you let someone else take control because they seemed certain, only later to realize that you should’ve taken charge? Yup, this is one of those aspects. Don’t ignore your intuition. Don’t let someone else insist they know better. You knew better all along, even if you didn’t think so at the time.
Venus changes signs today. We had a ton of fun while she was in Leo. We let go, praised each other’s uniqueness, but now it’s time to reel it in and perfect something we know we could do better. Often we project our own standards onto others and can be overly critical. Venus in Virgo can be a challenging placement because we become picky, and perfectionistic; remember to be kind and loving to ourselves and others! Venus sits on the fixed star Regulus, the Queendom. Listen for any messages from the divine feminine, or invoke Her into your day.
New Moon :: 27⁰27 Virgo :: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 :: 1:29 am EDT
It’s time to look at things with a magnifying glass. The little things deserve our attention we must quit sweeping them under the rug to deal with later. We are beginning a new cycle in Virgo, which is our honed skillset, craft, discipline, and where we cultivate ourselves. Either we are refining our abilities, or its time to put them to use in a new way.
Perhaps there’s a way we could apply our skills to be of even better service to others. The New Moon opposes Chiron, which indicates possible mentorship, guidance or teaching. This aspect also suggests health and healing, which is another (often necessary) avenue of self-improvement. Is there an ache you’ve been ignoring? This is an excellent time to work with a skilled professional to address it before it grows into something much larger.
Like the cultivation of a skill, healing too takes time. Honor the process. And while its never too late to begin, a head start will never hurt. The New Moon squares Saturn, the task master, suggesting discipline, duty and that now is the time!
Mercury exactly opposes Neptune, which enhances imagination, meditation and supports allowing your creativity to flow. Channel your higher self. A bit of confusion can arise out of this aspect, which can lead to anxiousness; find a creative outlet that lets you keep your hands busy, as it will surely ground you. As Virgo is a minimalist sign, it’s a great time to tidy the home and the yard. The Harvest is near!
Thursday, September 21st, is great for deep conversation with a close friend or partner. Bring something to light. Transmute, empower, heal, build trust. Discover secrets. The Libra Moon sextiles Saturn, which is great for productivity or modest enjoyment.
Friday, September 22nd, joyous Mabon, Autumnal Equinox to All! We have reached a time on Earth where there is a perfect balance between darkness and night. In the northern hemisphere, we prepare for colder weather, hibernation and introspection; we prepare to gather around the hearth, keeping our dear ones closer for warmth. In the southern hemisphere, people are emerging from their cocoon and getting ready to welcome the Sun’s rays.
We celebrate the Harvest this time of year, pruning the garden and storing away that which we’ve grown to sustain us through the cold season. On this day, the Sun enters Libra, a time of connecting, breaking bread together, sharing the fruits of our labor, relating and solidifying relationships to last through the winter months where you actually have to make an effort to socialize!
the Moon conjoins Jupiter in the morning, imbuing positivity, and loads of energy. The Moon goes void with an opposition to Uranus at 9:04 am, which is an energy of separation. What do you wish to release? The void period can be an active one, but use it to wrap up projects. The Moon enters Scorpio at 1:40 pm EDT. We can feel the veil thinning as Samhain draws near, but for now, feast with friends.
Saturday, September 23rd, Ceres enters Leo, keeping the fire alive. We feel the love of the Universe when we can play. Allow creativity to flow. Let go… just be. Show love, be love, radiate love. Notice the inherent beauty of ALL in it’s natural state. Today’s aspects support being in the cosmic or earthly (divine manifest) flow: mystical, creative, intuitive and imaginative. Read the patterns in the tea leaves; see the pattern. There is sacred geometry everywhere.
Sunday, September 24th, the Moon is void for the entire day, so you may just want to lay in bed all day. Or maybe you want to go to the apple orchard and roam. Use your Sunday however you like, but don’t force anything. Be receptive to your inner guidance. It’s ok to be fluid today. Mars opposes Neptune, and we may have been feeling this all weekend, but this aspect dissolves motivation. “What do I want?” Either we are being too idealistic or we are clueless. “What I thought I wanted seems pointless now.” Try to discern what the true message is. While reckless abandon may seem tempting, in most cases, the message may be to let go and allow, as opposed to forcing. This is a time where we might see people go overboard with drugs and alcohol, so check in with your pals if you know they are going through a hard time. This aspect can sometimes create a sense of hopelessness, or conversely, a divine longing.
We are also beginning to feel Pluto station direct today. Pluto is the depth, the reservoir of power deep within. It’s our creative center on a soul level and place of transformation. Change is constant, we are constantly generating new cells and old ones are dying. Pluto is the process of death and rebirth. We may be ready to shed a layer. Think back to April. What was going on. What piece of you died? What did you let go of? Time to move forward with our transformation.
Monday, September 25th, Mercury squares Saturn which is excellent for study, hard work, deep thought and tending to practical matters. You may find yourself in a situation where you must hold your tongue! This is a communicative block of some kind, maybe you don’t get called on to voice your opinion, or maybe it’s writers block, or someone won’t text you back about something important. Hopefully your internet is fully functioning today─ we all know how hard it is to function without it anymore!
The Sagittarius Moon wants freedom! And with a square to Venus, we may have a strong desire to connect with our friends, to socialize and enjoy a meal or drink together.
Tuesday, September 26th, we are so excited for the future. We can see it and we can taste it and we are ready to work for it! The Sag Moon takes aim towards our conquests and we’re ready to put the muscles to work. Today can be a productive day towards our vision. Become the freedom you seek by creating something solid.
Wednesday, September 27th, deviate from the usual morning shuffle routine. The Moon turns void with a creative trine from Uranus, urging us to switch it up. Keep your brain sharp and you’ll stay young. The Moon enters Capricorn at 12:24 pm, which yokes us back in line. Get back to business.
Thursday, September 28th, the Lord of Darkness, Pluto, stations direct today. Don’t let the IAU fool you, this little guy packs a serious punch─ much like a bomb. While some of us may have been feeling this all week, today the decay is so acute, you can smell it. Whether it’s looming sense of doom, oversensitivity or cerebral intensity, it’s a heavy day in the collective consciousness. The good news is that we are moving forward. Something has been dying and now it’s time to say goodbye to that piece of your identity. Let it go. Just even a small piece of it. You know exactly what it is. We are moving forward, and you’ve mourned enough for now.
Pluto is the natural cycle of death a rebirth. I am going to dissect this subject more in my upcoming article on Jupiter’s time in Scorpio, but we need to quit fearing death so much. Skin cells are continually dying and regenerating themselves. In the birth of a baby, maidenhood dies and motherhood begins. Dead leaves become fertile soil for new growth…
Pluto in Capricorn seeks to expose the faults of the current order: the patriarchy, the corporation, capitalism, oligarchy and the major systems which give order to life. Beginning with it’s ingress in 2008, we witnessed the Stock market crash which paved way for economic peril that we still haven’t solved. We have awakened to the massive wealth inequality in the U.S.A. and in the World. “We are the 99%!” Super-PACS, Millennials “killing Applebees,” are just a few more symptoms of Pluto in Capricorn and we still have a while to go…
Interestingly, Jupiter and Uranus complete their final opposition today as well, and it’s gonna feel like 2016 is back from the dead.
Friday, September 29th, Mercury enters Libra and finds himself on the world axis, indicating that someone’s words are going to have a large impact today. Yeah, I know this sounds vague, but this placement usually creates a buzz. Mercury in Libra balances the right and left hemispheres of the brain, is a master of etiquette and will always tell the truth in a way that strives not to upset anyone. Seeing both sides of any situation, Mercury in Libra activates our ability to mediate.
Venus makes her annual opposition to Neptune, evoking themes of idealism, romance, poetry, fantasy, fairytale, seeing what you want to see, seeing the good in others, humanitarianism, elevated compassion and empathy, sacrifice for something bigger than you, divine marriage, delusion, and allure. The desire to transcend may be strong today, elevate your senses with music, yoga, art, meditation, prayer, theatre, movies and LOVE.
Saturday, September 30th, the Moon is in oddball Aquarius, making no hard aspects. Kick your feet up and read a good book, get the mental gears turning. Play it cool and slack off a bit if you need to. You don’t owe anyone anything today. Do what you like. Excellent day for socializing and stimulating the mind.
Aho Mitakyue Oyasin. You are all my family.
May we all be awakened to our heart, and align our hearts together to create a
New Earth, rooted in righteousness, love, equality, abundance and compassion for all.
(All times read for Eastern Daylight Time; for Pacific, subtract 3 hours)
This is a busy month full of twists, detours and clarity. In this climate, you'll want to keep plenty of wiggle room in your schedule. Don’t overbook yourself! The extra space will come in handy.
The eclipses are here! When the steady flux of light (information) gets distorted, we may see things in a new way─ ready or not! "I never realized that before!"
These eclipses need their own article, as they weave together with Mercury retrograde.
((Check it out here))
This month is definitely a journey, so pack your bags and let’s get on with it!
Tuesday, August 1st, optimism and inspiration warm our outlook thanks to the Sagittarius Moon. Reminded of how far we’ve come, we simultaneously direct our focus inward to contemplate deeper on our happiness. We will be doing a lot of this over the next month, but today is excellent for asking ourselves how we can ground more of our soul’s passion into our everyday lives. Mercury exactly conjoins Vesta and remains within 1⁰ for the next two weeks. Vesta represents the fire inside of you, ritual and devotion; Mercury is the mind. Reserve more time for the things that make you thrive.
Wednesday, August 2nd, be ready for anything. Despite high expectations, things may not turn out as anticipated. Twist the enthusiasm so that you can roll with the punches. The planet of chaos, invention, and ingenuity takes center stage. Uranus stations retrograde late tonight, but the ground is already rumbling. (Yes, Uranus rules earthquakes). As if the social-scape couldn’t get more interesting, rambunctiousness is in the air.
While change is important, there’s a comfort in predictability. Uranus only rattles cages when necessary─ where we’ve become too passive, apathetic, stagnant or rigid. That’s why he’s been busy recently. We got too comfortable and now it’s time for everyone to wake up! These next couple days should be very interesting in our lives and in the world. Be open to new ways of being, thinking and doing. Think back to December 29th; what changes did you make?
The Moon aligns with the Great Attractor at 12:40 pm EDT, so be careful what you wish for! Words and thoughts are vibrations which the universe understands. Be positive and affirmative, even if things don’t go as planned.
Thursday, August 3rd, Uranus stations retrograde at 1:31 am EDT, shaking up areas of life that have become stagnant. Uranus is like the anarchist who throws a molotov cocktail in protest; where do you need to speak up or push back? Uranus is the awakener, the stirrer of the pot and rules the rising of the kundalini up the spine─ similar to when you agitate a bottle and the sediment rises to the top. It’s time to shake things up!
Nerves are more stressed and people will be less tolerant of limiting conditions. “I just can’t take it anymore!” Expect splits, quits, breakdowns and break-ups, but also breakthroughs! Not everyone is at their wits end, but we all need an outlet. The Moon goes void at 5:38 pm, so now would be a great time to free yourself and let loose!
Friday, August 4th, we attune back to practical matters today with the Moon in Capricorn, while change remains in the air. An agreement, arrangement or contract may be up for review. Renegotiate the terms in a way which serves both party’s best interests, or maybe this represents a commitment you made with yourself.
Jupiter and Pluto form their third and final square. Jupiter in Libra seeks to bring order, fairness and balance to the power structures in the world; on the first square, November 26th, 2016, the Colombian government and the People’s Army signed a peace treaty. The immense power that Pluto represents can be used for good or ill. On the day of the second square, March 30th, 2017, Michael Flynn requested immunity from the FBI to testify about Trump’s relations with Russia; and just one week later, Trump ordered an airstrike on Syria.
These two planets only square off every 6 years, which isn’t very often. Let’s see what reveals.
Saturday, August 5th, big reveals are happening in the world and in our lives. Are you keeping an exciting secret? You might be tempted to share it. Or perhaps someone drops one on you. While big changes may be afoot, we can still be very productive and focused today. Make sure to reward yourself later; it’s been an intense week and you’ve earned it!
Sunday, August 6th, enjoy a Sunday-Funday. We finally get some breathing room to integrate all of last week’s excitement. Shivasana. While today isn’t necessarily busy, it’s definitely not boring! The Moon resides in experimental Aquarius and spontaneity invites us to get outside and play. Go ahead and check something off your bucket list that you’ve wanted to do all summer. Make some magic!
Monday, August 7th :: LUNAR ECLIPSE :: 15⁰25’ Aquarius :: 2:11 pm
The Aquarian Full Moon highlights the shared goals which unite us as human beings and the subsequent groups which sprout from them─ community, network, hive mind and the collective consciousness. Idealized, Aquarius represents the Utopian New Earth where everyone lives in harmony with the planet, utilizing technological advancement in service of the highest good. Aquarius deals with progress and invention, with an innovative eye toward the future.
While Lunar eclipses are often periods of sensitivity, the Aquarian energy helps us to be more objective. We are invited to let something go, in order to free up more space for the things we love. Read more about the Lunar Eclipse and how it weaves into not just one, but two Leo New Moons! One of which, happens to be the Great American Solar Eclipse everyone is talking about.
Tuesday, August 8th, tackle the important things earlier in the day, because the motivation may not be as potent later. Eclipses can distort our perception; this morning offers objectivity and ingenuity. The edges are a bit sharper this morning and you feel confident making changes. The molecules diffuse this afternoon when the Moon goes void at 3:07 pm; once we enter the Piscean realm at 5:56 pm EDT, you might find yourself totally disoriented. I’m not sure how emotional we will be in the wake of this lunar eclipse, but I think it’s safe to say that we might feel spacey and gravitate toward transcendent and subjective activities.
Wednesday, August 9th, did you recently let go of something or free up your energy? Don’t second guess yourself too much. Today we have an enlarged perspective which allows us to see that nature always move full circle. The person you parted with will, in time, find more joy somewhere else and so will you. The Moon is in the sign of Pisces, which represents oneness. It’s all perfect in the grand scheme of things. The mind is at odds with the gut this afternoon, which is a park of the process.
Thursday, August 10th: “No,” is a word we don’t always like to hear, and it seems like we’re getting a big one this morning. Maybe duty calls but you’d rather stay in bed, or maybe you wait in line for your favorite treat, only to find out the person in front of you got the last one. Reality seems to have a bone to pick with our dreams. What gives?! Maybe the message is that we must put in more effort before we can get what we want. But there is always a silver lining. The Sun sextiles Jupiter, offering hope, optimism, honesty and authenticity. (Lunar void for entire day.)
Friday, August 11th, hit the ground running with the headstrong Aries Moon. Just be careful you don’t move so hastily that you skip over the fine-print. Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow and it’s the days on/around the stations that we feel it most. The reason words get jumbled and the rational mind deceives you? Mercury retrogrades are fruitful times for inner focus and reflection; it’s a time where we are meant to slow productivity and become more meditative. Constant forward motion just isn’t conducive for growth or awareness.
Find beauty in the world as Venus trines Neptune this evening. The focus is on feeling and connecting. Go out for an enjoyable meal or beverage and conversation. Nourish your subjective side by seeking live music or performance. Make sure the atmosphere is just right!
Saturday, August 12th, be flexible. Mercury stations retrograde at 9pm EDT. Plans may to change and miscommunications are possible. Double check the details on important plans and leave wiggle room in the itinerary in case people run late. Doubling the drama, Luna conjoins Eris around 7pm, which means that people might be even more triggered than usual. The Aries Moon doesn’t help with patience either. Make sure you meditate or sweat this morning so that you can keep your cool later. Remain open and expect things to change and everything should be just fine!
Sunday, August 13th, it’s been a busy week, but today offers a chance to slow it down. Soften, relax and replenish. The Taurus Moon invites us to listen to our bodies. Feel the subtle vibrations within you and around you. Listen. Mercury just turned retrograde, which supports our inward focus, and moving at a slower, more reflective pace. Asses how far you have come; the Sun trines Saturn which shines light on the progress toward a long-term goal. How do you envision yourself next month, next year, in 10 years? How are the choices you are making today supporting that vision?
Monday, August 14th, we may get a wakeup call today when it comes to the use of our resources. How could we direct our energy more efficiently? In the collective, for example, what if more money was spent on renewable energy sources instead of on oil wars? We can transfer this wisdom into our own lives when we consider our emotional and financial investments. What brings the most peace and balance, while remaining supportive of our values?
The morning is energized by a square to Mars. Frustration or confrontation is possible, but maybe you just need to vent to someone. Blow off the steam and let it go. Today is the 2nd quarter of the Moon, between two eclipses; what have you gleaned so far this month as far as living more centered in the heart?
Tuesday, August 15th, we get off to a slow start, but the energy ramps up when the Moon enters Gemini at 10:06 am EDT. Connect, share, learn, read and explore. The biggest aspect today is Venus’ annual opposition to Pluto. Look for themes of love triangles, secrets and reveals concerning big money, influential mergers or use of resources. On a personal level, watch for compulsiveness, as desire can overwhelm the psyche.
Wednesday, August 16th, seems to be a very eventful day. I’m nervous to speculate because there is so much going on and it’s difficult to isolate one aspect. The biggest thing is there is a focused yod around this Venus/Pluto opposition I spoke of yesterday, which could express itself positively or negatively.
Trump’s chart is lighting up today. My interpretation is skewed by my disdain. But what I will say is that it appears that he’s feeling confined and seeks more freedom. It’s a strong possibility that he’s going to feel especially heated today, so we may expect some trigger-happy tweets. But like I said, there’s a lot of potential for positives today too.
The Sun aligns on the North Node of Fate in Leo, which represents elected and appointed officials. We might see changes in status and leadership. Some may be crowned, while others resign. The Moon is in Gemini, answering to Mercury retrograde. Be mindful of what you hear, as not all of it is going to be true. Intuition is going to be your best bet.
Thursday, August 17th, the morning is active, but best to work intuitively instead of a straight line. In the back of your mind, you might be processing something. There is potential for a breakthrough if you are willing and able to spend time with it. As such, it’s a great morning to plan a check-in with a health professional or for getting the kinks worked out from a massage. Follow up with plans or renegotiate the agreement this afternoon. Today can be productive and busy, but emotions drive the ship.
Friday, August 18th, the morning is potent for creative and meditative processes. Find your rhythm or maybe even chant mantra. Great opportunities for work which includes patterns or problem solving. Feelings and emotions are our guides today. Whatever you are feeling gets enlarged at 8:52pm EDT when the Moon squares Jupiter. If you weren’t able to process any challenging issues earlier, it might be too big to ignore by now and command attention. This could also be an indulgent aspect for eating and drinking. By midnight, warm feelings and good company nourish the soul.
Saturday, August 19th, the plans might change, so expect the unexpected this morning. At the very least, the day is off to an interesting start! Uranus gives us the jolt we need (sometimes the coffee doesn’t quite cut it) to awaken us to new ways of thinking, seeing, doing… When we become set in our ways, we crystalize; we become arthritic. Shakeups keep our wits about us. The Moon enters playful Leo at 1:55 pm EDT. Time to seek joy and do the things our heart desires.
Sunday, August 20th: Typically, the day before the New Moon is a period of lower energy. As the lunar cycle concludes, we are too assimilating and reflecting. However, tomorrow is a Solar Eclipse (in an enlivening fire sign, no less), so we may be feeling energized already. If the energy is available to you, get ahead of the curve and go play! Be outside and do things you love. The cosmic message of this eclipse season is so loud it’s almost deafening: ENJOY YOUR LIFE, FIND YOUR HEART CENTER IN SPITE OF THE CRAZINESS AROUND YOU! Energizing aspects continue into the night, so if you must wake up early tomorrow, make sure you burn off some energy earlier in the day. But don’t resist the current, if you can help it; the nighttime is a powerful teacher and the eclipses are here to awaken us.
GREAT AMERICAN SOLAR ECLIPSE :: 28⁰52’ Leo :: Monday, August 21st, 2017 :: 2:30 pm EDT (((The most dramatic eclipse of our lifetime required it's own article. Read all about it here. )))
Tuesday, August 22nd, what is the message? Listen closely. Your higher self, nature and the cosmos are speaking to you. Today, we are summoned to the seat of our soul to listen closely to the message we may have been ignoring. Now it’s time to heed the invitation. Mars trines Saturn to build something, or to give form. There is a readiness to put the muscle work in to make the dream a reality. What are you striving toward that is important to you? Today offers productivity and attention to detail, but infused with creativity. The evening would be optimal for journaling, meditation or even shooting hoops by yourself─ the point is to not busy the mind too much so that receptivity can anoint us with wisdom that is inherently within us. Listen up and receive the divine wisdom that is you!
It’s Virgo season! The Sun enters Virgo at 6:20 pm EDT. This is a time when the kids get back to school and we focus more on the routine. Time to get back into a rhythm. Virgo is a mutable sign and represents the transition between summer and fall. Nights are getting chillier but the Sun is still hot!
Wednesday, August 23rd, we are beginning to feel Saturn slow down and gather force in the sky as the Planet of Time prepares to station retrograde on Friday. Saturn rules concrete reality, so whatever is present in your world will become crystal clear. Sometimes it can bring gloominess, depression or sadness if there is something needing to be faced. Often, we disassociate in order to carry on with life. But now we are confronted as Saturn says, “this is the truth, now face it.” But most often, Saturn stations just feel blah─ no rainbows or unicorns, just what’s in front of you. At best, we just feel content with what is; slightly elevated above neutral, not too high and not too low. Just simple gratitude.
Saturn stations exactly conjunct Lilith in Sagittarius, which may emphasize the preserving of the wild and natural resources. We must obey the laws of nature: we cannot squeeze water out of a rock, nor can we keep depleting the Earth and expect it to keep sustaining us.
Stationing in a grand trine with Uranus, Mars and the North Node of destiny, I see this as a potent time when more people get on board with sustainable technology and ways of living. Shell recently announced that they would begin seeking more renewable sources of energy, as this IS the way of the future. Perhaps more companies will become encouraged to consider new modules of operation at this time. Saturn rules structure and is ready to move forward in a new way. This configuration seems to reflect a collective readiness to upgrade our ways of living.
In political news, Saturn stations direct exactly conjunct Trump’s natal Moon. Saturn has been in orb of his Moon since 2016, and congruently, much more responsibility has landed in his lap. He reportedly misses his old life of leisure. Being the President isn’t as easy as he’d thought! Occurring in his 4th house of the home, his usual comforts are less available to him. Quite literally, he is away from his home in NYC, where his wife lives. The Moon represents the women in our lives. On one hand, Ivanka is enjoying more responsibility while Melania seems dispirited by this new reality. Moon/Saturn aspects can manifest as loneliness and a feeling of not having one’s needs met. The station occurring exactly on Trump’s Moon indicates an acute stress on his well-being, resulting from his new position.
Thursday, August 24th, Venus squares Uranus. This aspect supports the alterations or release of anything that has become too limiting. We are craving more excitement or more freedom somewhere in our lives. What’s become too stagnant? Hang out with your most interesting friend or do something out of the ordinary. Time to experiment with food, music, pleasure, creativity or healing. Relationships which have run their course may decide it’s time to open up to more. This is also a time of impulse purchases. The only caution is that it’s Mercury retrograde; if it’s a big purchase try to hold off and do your research until you are certain, but go ahead and sit in the driver’s seat.
Friday, August 25th, today Saturn stations direct. Time to move forward in a new reality. Saturn has spent 3 years in Sagittarius and now he begins moving forward toward the sign of Capricorn. Saturn in Sag brought to the surface fears of xenophobia and the “other,” as debates heated over travel bans and literal walls between nations. It’s time to squash the last of it before we move on. Saturn in Sag has been about creating a new structure around our collective and individual beliefs and ethics. Is your structure an apocalypse bunker, an open field, or something in between?
As I detailed on Wednesday, things become crystal clear on a Saturn station. Feelings of blue or blah are common, as is simply being content with what is. Today, the Moon conjoins Jupiter, which acts like an amplifier. Either the issues in our consciousness become too big to ignore and we feel more intensely, OR, our perspective becomes enlarged and we can feel quite happy. As such, we can expect a polarization of emotional being today. Some people are going to feel low, while others are going to feel high. The best thing you can do today is stay focused on your goals and keep pushing forth! Much clarity and perspective can be gleaned today.
Saturday, August 26th, Venus enters Leo in the wee hours of the morning. Do not be shy! This is a time to fully express from your heart. Unleash your creativity and speak honestly. Venus in Leo is not shy about showing love and appreciation. Tell your loved ones how grateful you are for their presence in your life. Be proud of those in your pack and of yourself! Venus in Leo shines a light on each of our unique styles. Wear your hair in the braid you always wanted to try and put on those tall shoes you wish you wore more often. Bust out your unique flare and play! Venus in Leo is all about taking a gamble for the sake of fun. Put yourself out there and let your authentic heart sing!
The Moon is in Scorpio and Juno stations direct today. Don’t be jealous of others. We are all unique in our own way. You are just as valuable.
Sunday, August 27th, the Scorpio Moon trines Neptune just before sunrise. You may wake from an especially vivid dream. Jupiter forms its closing sextile to Saturn for the final time. A twenty-year economic and societal cycle is coming to a close. In December of 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will conjoin and initiate a new cycle, regarding societal growth, economic infrastructure, education and resources. Interestingly, this will occur just before the presidential inauguration of 2021. So, what does this mean for us now in 2017? It’s a time of assessment. How are the current modules supporting our society? Jupiter is liberalism and Saturn is conservativism. How have we changed over the last 17 years? The next 3 years are about figuring out what must change and how we can do better as a societal whole.
Monday, August 28th, the Moon is void until entering Sagittarius at 3:48 pm. Mars influences the morning, so we might be on edge, frustrated, anxious, driven, active or busy. How we feel confronts rationale in the evening. Perhaps the plans we made earlier are no longer resonating. Do you send a text and cancel or do you show up anyway? Either way, you are going to wonder if you made the right choice. Do what’s best on your conscience. Pleasant vibes fill the evening.
Tuesday, August 29th, seek the perfect vantage point. Look how far you have come. What has changed so far, this eclipse season? Today marks the first quarter of the Moon. What’s next? The Sag Moon squares Neptune at 6:00 pm EDT. Time to transcend and release the tethers. Take pleasure in an enjoyable activity where you can just be. Unite with the friends who you are 100% comfortable with, where you get just as much happiness from being in each other’s presence as you do from chitchat. Great evening for listening to records, making your favorite dish or watching an elevating or provoking film. Float effortlessly.
Wednesday, August 30th, what’s your connection to nature? How do you, as a human being fit into the equation. Many of us live in concrete jungles, and we forget that we are one big ecosystem. The Moon conjoins Saturn and Lilith in Sagittarius today inviting us to consider where we take responsibility for the wild. Do you tell your bartender not to bring you a straw? Do you bring your own mug for coffee or shop with reusable bags? Let’s think even bigger today. How can we each as individuals strive to do better? The Sag Moon emphasizes freedom. The more in harmony we can live with the planet, the less we have to worry about our survival, which is indeed liberating!
Thursday, August 31st, Mercury dips back into Leo. Forget about the details for a moment. What’s your passion? What does your heart want? Be authentic rather than perfect. The Moon in Capricorn highlights our ambitions, but what is the relationship between success and happiness?
Aho Mitakyue Oyasin. You are all my family.
May we all be awakened to our heart, and align our hearts together to create a
New Earth, rooted in righteousness, love, equality, abundance and compassion for all.
*all times read for Eastern Daylight Time; for Pacific, subtract 3 hours
Saturday July 1st, Chiron represents the evolving relationship with the wound. Today, this influential asteroid stations retrograde. Ignoring the pain doesn’t make it go away; rather, neglect makes it worse! Part of Chiron’s gift is learning to make friends with our mortal aches and pains. It’s hard being human─ we hurt, we feel, we aren’t all knowing, and our soft squishy bodies are not invincible! In process of accepting our human selves, we must befriend our pain. We ALL have pain somewhere. No one is exempt. Over time, we realize that our imperfections can give us character, and even wisdom.
Remember that healing is a process and you can’t down the whole pill bottle at once. This is a good time to reach out to others who might need some reassurance on their healing path. Take care and be gentle today.
For more information on Chiron, and to read my personal Chiron story, click here.
The Moon is in Libra and squares off with Mars and Pluto. This represents an emotional conflict, a confrontation or a disharmony. Libra is the sign of partnership, but also open enemies. If you know that your ex will be at the same party this weekend, choose wisely. Be honest with yourself if you can handle it. Emotions are strong right now.
Sunday, July 2nd, certainly carries an element of emotional intensity. Obsessive-compulsiveness, the inability to rationalize or forget may overwhelm the psyche. The Mars/Pluto opposition tightens to exactitude today. Healthy outlets and supportive circles are really important this weekend. This is also a war aspect, so know that people are prone to confrontation and picking fights. Feelings need outlets, so it really may not be personal; but rather a helpless impulse to blow off steam on the first person who crosses them.
In recent past, Mars/Pluto aspects also correlate with police brutality and sexual violence. It’s really about control and power. With all of the motor vehicle assaults lately, I’d be nervous about that too. I hate to dish a dark report, but just be on the lookout. Play it cool, stick close to your trusted tribe and consciously communicate your feelings.
On the brighter side, Pluto is where you access your potency; it’s a symbol of transformation, catalyst and power. When we act consciously instead of allowing emotions to control us, we can get to the root of what the emotion is trying to show us. If you are feeling intensely, get to the root of it. It takes more effort, but it’s ultimately more rewarding if you can do so.
Mars/Pluto is also profoundly sexual and regenerative. If you find yourself fighting with your partner for no apparent reason, maybe you should shut up and get naked. Then see how you feel.
The Moon is void all morning, until the Moon enters Scorpio at 1pm EDT. Go with the flow and be open to possibility.
Monday, July 3rd, the Scorpio Moon forms a grand trine with the Sun in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces. What are you doing to take care of yourself? Your feelings are your compass, sensitizing you to your body, roots, environment and those around you. Today is an invitation to honor your intuitive senses and replenish. Give to yourself and/or others in your tribe.
Tuesday, July 4th: Have you given away too much of your energy this weekend? Have you had no time to recharge? The Scorpio Moon polarizes with Venus in Taurus, highlighting issues of overindulgence, privacy, and energy expenditure. Didn’t you get the message? If you haven’t done something healing or replenishing yet, you might want to make it a priority today. We are offered a choice: following your heart or following the group. There’s an element of stubbornness here, but the gift is evolution if you choose your resistance.
If you’ve paced yourself, good for you! The thing to watch out for this evening, is the slickness of the tongue. Wit and hilarities are all good and fun until something comes out the wrong way. Mercury square Uranus gives mental agility, intuition, and quickness of the mind, but the words come out raw and unfiltered. Honesty is always best, but sometimes it’s the delivery that seals our fate. Tact is a virtue!
We’ve been preferring a slower pace over the past month, but now Venus enters Gemini (8:11 pm EDT) and we are ready to bring more stimulus into our world. We are all craving a little more excitement, inspiration and new juice. Socializing, mini-adventures, are what summer is all about. If you are wondering if you and your mate are exclusive or not, you might want to hold off on that question until Venus enters Cancer on the 31st! That is, unless you are really sure!
Wednesday, July 5th, fire warms the residual emotional dampness. Now it’s time to look forward and rekindle our passions. The Moon is in expansive, visionary Sagittarius. What’s on the horizon that you are galloping toward?
Mercury enters the heart of Leo, where heart infuses the mind. A renewed enthusiasm for learning may arise, but this aspect can be a bit of a know-it-all, as people take more pride in their opinions and views.
Vesta conjoins the north node of destiny, inviting us to connect with our eternal spiritual flame. What gives your soul purpose? Vesta cultivates the ability to sacrifice, ritual, and dedication. It’s time to devote more energy to the fire that excites your spirit.
The Sun trines Neptune and squares Jupiter. Might we hear more about this health care bill? Creativity is enhanced, but beware of seeing what you want to see. There might be a quality of overdoing, overextending or domineering. Even a good soul can unknowingly blind others with their light. You may feel encouraged that anything is possible! However, Jupiter usually enlarges whatever is going on.
Thursday, July 6th, the Sagittarius Moon conjoins with wild woman Lilith, suggesting that the instinctive, primal side of Sagittarius may be activated today. Cravings for freedom, nature, open spaces, open sky, adventures, journeys and quests. Choose activities which make you feel free. Go with your instincts.
Friday, July 7th, feel inspired this morning. You can see your future and it’s exciting! You see the illuminated path and the rush of possibility warms your spirit. The Moon turns void of course in Sagittarius, tinted by Uranus, the agitator. Positively, the settled matter at the bottom of the bottle, swirls upward, bringing the mixture to life. Like the rising of the kundalini, the potential is awakened. The day invites new ideas, renewed vitality, and can be positive for the nerves. Mercury and Venus perfect their sextile formation, acknowledging a harmony between head and heart, communication and desire. The Moon enters Capricorn at 1:45 EDT.
Saturday, July 8th, is a quiet day with few aspects. In the reserved, contained and focused sign of Capricorn, today is best spent tending to practical matters or working toward something of of long-term benefit. It’s a chill, down to earth day, combining ease and effort. The Moon sextiles Neptune and squares Jupiter within the 6:00 hour, making way for a slightly indulging meal and good company. Seek beauty. The Capricorn Moon wants to be frugal and order something smaller or healthier but Jupiter challenges that you deserve to treat yourself. Which planet will win? It’s all about balance and reaping rewards if earned.
Full Moon :: Sunday, July 9th :: 00:07 am EDT :: 17⁰09 Capricorn
The Capricorn Full Moon answers to what you began building in January 2016. Wherever this degree lands in your chart is where you laid new foundation in your life, and now, we are seeing the results.
Capricorn rules our long-term goals, ambitions, where we are invested and what we are building; it’s where we have a grounded purpose and do the work on a gradual basis. “Rome was not built in a day,” is the motto here. In construction, the most important aspects are the foundation and the skeletal structure. Do the large structures in your life still feel supportive? The Full Moon aligns with the Mars/Pluto opposition, illuminating resourcefulness and willpower, but also, our feelings. Maybe the structure is sturdy, but are you comfortable there? With Mars/Pluto, it’s vital that we are passionate and excited about where we direct our energy. Wilted passions could become reinvigorated.
The tenacity of Mars/Pluto can make it challenging to let go. You’ve put so much time and energy into this creation, which conditions our readiness to release and evolve in a new direction. Jupiter exasperates any issues and by now, it’s too big to ignore. You must do something now. Saturn trines the north node of destiny, aligning you with your purpose. What feels best and seems to flow? The path of least resistance is probably your bet, reserving energy for new growth.
The Sabian image for this degree is “The union jack flies from a new British warship.” Pick your battle. A new ship is setting sail. Perhaps it’s time to rebrand the mission.
Monday, July 10th, the Sun perfects its opposition to Pluto, which is an aspect of potency and depth, however, we are able to make light of life’s complexities. The Aquarius Moon wants to connect and relate. With a trine to Venus in Gemini, conversation is anything but dull! Consciousness can be intense, but when you have good friends to laugh about life with, no one’s getting thrown in the cenote! Be the observer and take on a dark sense of humor!
Ceres moves into Cancer, behaving as the fiercely protective divine mother. Out of bounds and prone to extremes, look out for themes of over-protection, custody, defensiveness and unwarranted mothering. Ceres remains out of bounds for most of the month; ruling nourishment and grains, I wonder if we will want to overeat!
Tuesday, July 11th, may be a chatty morning. The networking Aquarius Moon makes an early trine to Jupiter in Libra, who wants to connect and relate. Focusing might be an issue today, so instead improvise and be creative. In the evening, the Moon trines responsible Saturn, when we turn in at a decent hour and make more sustainable choices. We are invited to let go of a habit that doesn’t serve us so well.
Wednesday, July 12th, everything is perfectly imperfect. Just allow any surprises and go with it. The Moon enters Pisces at 11:51 EDT, when we soften and relax our focus. d rigidity. The more flexible you can be, the smoother the day will flow. Saturn people may have trouble with this. There a kite formation, so if you can lighten up enough, the unexpected change of course can take you somewhere magnificent.
Thursday, July 13th, are we still figuring out this health care bill? Today’s yod formation seems to carry such themes of legislature and hidden agendas. The Moon conjoins Neptune, so even though you want to drop out into abysmal oneness, it’s important to pay attention. Don’t be fooled. You can dream deeply when you sleep tonight.
Friday, July 14th, some of us don’t want to adult today! Maybe we are feeling bummed out about something or we can’t get the motivation we need. The Moon turns void with a trine to Mars in Cancer at 1:00 pm EDT. It’s hard to do something if we don’t feel like it! Feelings will color the afternoon and early evening until we get reenergized at 7:52 pm when the Moon enters impulsive Aries. Something might “click” around 5 pm, when you see something for what it is.
Saturday, July 15th, exact aspects are quiet in the sky today. But we might be feeling the tension of the Mars/Uranus square, which perfects on Monday. This can be a volatile combination if not mindfully handled. Challenging on the nerves, people may feel at their wits end. “I don’t give a fuck any longer!” The impulse to break free, break rules and quit limiting situations is on the table. More positively, the is an overall desire to experiment and to get closer to the “edge.”
Knowing that this energy is prominent this weekend, we can consciously choose ways to break the mold that aren’t so reckless! Mars square Uranus is the “pedal to the metal” aspect and gives a need for speed, so buckle up and seek your thrills. But be safe! The evening is made for enjoyment and socializing, but go easy, as we are prone to over-doing.
Sunday, July 16th, shake it free or give it an outlet. The energy I spoke of yesterday is still present, while today, Luna conjoins with Eris, the enraged feminine archetype. In mythology, Eris had every right to be pissed off. Know that your anger and frustrations are justified; but what can be done about it? There is a kite formation today, which can elevate and transport, but first the heaviness must be left behind. We are not always in control of what’s going on around us, but it’s up to us how we respond to it.
The Moon squares the Sun, moving toward the last chapter of this lunation cycle. What else do you have to do to feel nurtured and to extend it to others? Mercury inconjuncts Pluto, so we might hear or uncover something that rubs us the wrong way.
Monday, July 17th, the Taurus Moon seeks to satisfy senses and desires today. When it comes to spending, try to keep the pleasures simple; we’ve got rose-colored glasses on, so we can easily delude ourselves. It’s a great day to fall in love because we won’t see flaws, or we will glamorize them. Probably not the best day to make impulsive decisions, unless it’s a decadent dessert! On the plus side, the Neptune energy is ideal for art, meditation, music, wandering and other fluid activities.
Vesta enters Virgo today, so after you indulge a bit today, you may be drawn toward reprioritizing. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but soon. This is a great time to begin healthier rituals. What small improvement can you integrate into the daily routine?
Mars perfects its square to Uranus today (wild impulsiveness) while Neptune erodes our sense of importance. It’s about to be a weird day.
Tuesday, July 18th, can be a very productive day. You shook off what you needed to and now it’s time to hunker down and return to the practical matters, meaning and duty. You are a steam roller, but so is everyone else! The evening is nice for socializing and enjoyment. The Moon squares the nodes of destiny offering a choice: doing what you feel versus doing what’s best for the group, or passion versus disassociating. Choose to get heated or not.
Wednesday, July 19th, the Gemini Moon makes no aspects today. Enjoy a spontaneous day and use it how you like! Mercury trines Saturn helping to solidify an idea. Words have meaning.
Thursday, July 20th, Mars leaves moody Cancer and enters passionate Leo at 8:19 am but we may not feel the complete shift until the Sun enters Leo on Saturday.
The Gemini Moon merges with Venus for lighthearted conversation, banter and playfulness. It’s going to be one of those days when it’s hard to sit still. This is the type of morning where you’ll want to treat yourself to a coffee after your morning workout. Venus in Gemini has an easy time spending $5 here and then $8 there. This combo answers to Mercury on the north node, which means that someone’s words, spending, frivolousness, carelessness is going to have an impact. Mercury is also the salesman, the thief and the trickster. Let’s see what happens! The Moon opposes Saturn, which makes for a productive afternoon and evening. Duty calls and tasks are taken care of, even if you’d rather be doing something else.
The Sun squares Uranus, enriching us with a desire for excitement. “What else is possible?” asks Uranus. What has become too limiting and needs to change? Uranus transits carry a vibration of suddenness. Changes can happen like lightning speed. You didn’t see it coming! That person just moved out, quit their job and went on an adventure. Uranus challenges our worldview and complacency.
Friday, July 21st, Mercury remains aligned on the north node in Leo, which says, “this is who I am, this is my truth.” The message arrives unfiltered, because the truth cannot stay hidden any longer. There’s a sudden recklessness, where the consequences are no longer outweighed by how one feels. The truth is spoken and now there’s no going back. A new structure, a new reality adjusts accordingly. The person feels they will die if they don’t speak up.
Maybe this resonates with you on a personal level. It’s time to honor your senses: emotional, intuitive, psychic. Emotions are not something that we should learn to dominate with rationale. Emotions are a physical-sensory experience reflecting what is going on in a layer of our aura called the emotional body, which carries non-verbal memories and imprints. Our senses and our instincts are meaningful! They are often more useful tools than the mind, which is ruled by the trickster Mercury. The mind often deceives, while the gut never lies. Now more than ever, it’s important to listen.
Saturday, July 22nd, today is a unique day because it is the only day of the year in which both the Sun and Moon, our two luminaries, are in their home signs of Leo and Cancer (respectively)! I’m excited to observe this, but I imagine that aside from some of the emotional restlessness in the air, there will be a general contentedness that all is in order and as it should be.
We are all a living process─ an evolutionary unfolding of divine expression. The light of the Sun is the love of Creation; it’s life. The Moon represents the Primal Mother who nurtures our development and receives us unconditionally. The primal symbolism of the Sun and Moon is everywhere: the yin-yang, night-day, extrovert-introvert… we live in a dimension of duality. May we all connect with the courage to shine, express our authentic truth and radiate our soul’s essence into the world, while also feeling emotionally supported, loved, heard and nourished.
The Moon opposes Pluto early in the morning, which helps us to access our inherent gifts, power, potential and resources. Today we have x-ray vision to detect underlying truth and meaning. Pluto helps get to the root of the issue and once you see it, you can’t look at it the same and evolution naturally unfolds.
In perfect harmony, today is the day before the new moon, which is ideal for reflection, quiet contemplation and going with the flow. Today is not the day to begin a new adventure or begin something momentous. Rest and allow.
New Moon :: Sunday, July 23rd :: 0⁰44’ Leo :: 5:45 am EDT
The immense heart of the Leo New Moon is energized by a tight conjunction with Mars. Leo represents the expressive, creative qualities which are limbs of our soul’s essence. What makes us alive is the divine spark which lives in our heart; the heartbeat pumps lifeforce through the physical body and simultaneously generates the auric field. The heart is also where we feel intensely.
This new moon begins a new cycle around how we pursue joy, and fulfill our hearts desire. It’s also a chance to check in with what we are projecting into the world. Ruled by the radiant Sun, Leo is the star in the spotlight whose performance influences the room. This is why Leo’s have a reputation for being dramatic! You are the star of your life, so what’s the story you are projecting?
Mars governs action─ the conscious choices we make each day. In Leo, Mars makes decisions to the heart’s accord. What does your heart desire? This placement can be incredibly passionate, ambitious and willful and anything standing in the way should heed the warrior spirit. “Love conquers all.”
Mars is the War God. Why does man battle? Pride, honor, ego… or for matters of the heart. But the heart isn’t always pure. Much of the issues in the world are caused by greed and megalomania, or said another way, heart chakra blockage! Only hurt people hurt others. The Sabian symbol reads: “under emotional stress, blood runs to a man’s head.” LOVE can be the only answer.
Eclipse season is here! This New Moon culminates with a Lunar Eclipse! Eclipses carry a fated quality in the collective, and in our personal lives if it aspects sensitive points in our natal charts. Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus, especially. Pay attention to what arises for you on and around this New Moon.
Monday, July 24th, positive vibes fill the morning, with a renewed warmth and optimism. Jupiter offers an opportunity to see something in a new way or reach beyond the norm. Venus opposes Saturn, which speaks of appropriate boundaries and limits in our relationships, finances and desires. This is a period of checking in with the rules you’ve set for yourself. Have you been doing a good job saving money? Have you been celibate for too long? Or do you need to guard your resources better? This is simply a time of checking in, although it feels abruptly in your face. There might be an interaction or event in which you are confronted by your value system. This is a chance to reinforce your values or to make any changes that feel right. Are we too closed off or are we too liberal with the matters of the heart? What needs to change?
It’s important to pay attention to whatever arises on/around today; Mercury enters his “shadow.” In other words, when Mercury turns retrograde next month, this is the place he will retrace his steps back to. If your phone goes berserk, back it up. Pay attention to what happens between now and August 12th, as this will play into your Mercury retrograde story. Don’t do anything different, don’t be afraid to take action, just simply pay attention. This is also the eclipse degree at the end of August. Super potent. Stay alert.
Mercury trines Uranus, which offers creativity, miraculous flowing insight, a sharpness and quickness of the mind, wit, and a clarity of consciousness. Today has much potential for productivity, creativity and social enjoyment. What an awesome, dynamic day.
Tuesday, July 25th, Mercury enters their home sign of Virgo at 7:41 pm EDT. In Gemini, it’s all about gathering information, while in Virgo, it’s about assimilating it. Like the digestive process, it’s about sorting the information: “This is useful, this is not.” Mercury in Virgo gives us more discernment, refinement and attention to detail. Mercury will have an extended stay in Virgo (due to retrograde motion), now through September 30th. Thus, we will have plenty of time to triple check anything we are working on.
The Moon joins Mercury in its passage to Virgo. Virgo emphasizes the daily routine which creates our reality. The small choices you make each day add up. If you want to master something, you must put the time in regularly. Today is ideal for nurturing your routine, health, skills and your vocation. The Moon aligns with Vesta, which is about devotion, service to something bigger than you. What are you working toward?
Wednesday, July 26th, do we ever truly awaken from the dream? Is any of this real? Are facts even facts? Neptune asks that we surrender to the flow, at least in the morning. Whatever happens, happens; whatever you feel should be honored. It is what it is. For now. Everything is in motion and life is a kaleidoscope. Our orientation shifts in the afternoon when the Moon aspects Pluto. Time to get to work! You are an autonomous extension of the whole, with free will, desires and complexities. Use it to serve the now. The evening might be a cranky one, with the Moon’s square to Saturn. There’s a disappointment with the way things are, but it will surely pass.
The Sun finally overtakes Mars. These two have been travelling closely for the entire month, which has intensified the will, sharpened our edge and illuminated our warrior spirit. We sense a shift; the battle is behind us and now we don’t have to put so much effort. We become the sword. Now how will you wield it?
Thursday, July 27th, enjoy a peaceful and introspective morning by going with the flow. The Moon is void all morning, which is great for follow through and routine activities, but don’t force activity if you can avoid it. We are under the influence of Venus and Chiron this morning, suggesting themes of “the harmony produced by witnessing the process.” Just allow and see what wisdom arrives. The Moon enters Libra at 11:37 am EDT. Now we can initiate and it will have been worth our while to wait. Relate, listen, share, harmonize your energies with others in the symphony of living vibrations that is life. To harmonize doesn’t mean you can’t polarize or stand out!
Friday, July 28th, the Moon conjoins Jupiter in Libra, infusing optimism and abundance into the day. So what if you overindulge a bit? Jupiter reminds us that we should enjoy the present moment. We are free and sovereign beings, so why not immerse in life’s pleasures once in a while? In the evening, Pluto gets involved and urges us to look a little deeper. This is excellent for meditation or deep conversation. Get to the bottom of it and evolve the experience.
Saturday, July 29th, do the important things early and then break free at 5:30 pm EDT. You build the sand castle and now you can stomp on it. Uranus encourages us to take a chance, get wild and do something out of the ordinary. See what else is possible. The excitement stabilizes with the Moon’s entry into Scorpio at 8:23 pm. Riffing off of the Uranian unpredictability, Scorpio has both a dark and dirty sense of humor, which makes for a fun night, but also bonding. Whether, trusted friends or acquaintances, everyone’s bound to feel a little more intimate with one another by the end of the night!
Sunday, July 30th, leap out of bed with the impulse to get moving. The Moon squares Mars, indicating a restlessness or a passionate will. The square can feel frustrating without adequate outlets. What’s in your way? Venus sextiles Uranus, which is the craving for excitement, freedom and authenticity. What makes you feel free, unlimited and blissful? What makes you feel like you are thriving? Treat yourself a bit today, but only because you simply deserve it!
Monday, July 31st, the Moon is void for the entire day. Allow yourself to go with the flow if you can. These all-day lunar voids are gifts of rest, catch-up, going with the flow and allowing for us to be intuitively guided. Much of our lives are ruled by schedules, commitments, responsibility and expectation, while days such as today offer relief. If you are reading this in advance, it might be opportune to take an extended weekend. The dog days of summer are here.
Venus enters the sensitive sign of Cancer, emphasizing our feeling nature. Venus in Cancer seeks to belong─ to be a valued member of the tribe. In Gemini, it was all about working the room, but in Cancer, we know who’s in the tribe. Cancer is the sign of the family, so we seek to feel at home in our environment. Food and nourishment are huge parts of this. What is the food your soul needs? Maybe it’s not literal food, but since Cancer governs our roots and we are rooted in the physical body, we must listen to what our body is telling us. Allow yourself to receive the nourishment you crave, and rest if need be.
The Moon squares the nodes of fate, offering a choice of direction. Remember, it’s eclipse season, so it will definitely feel fated. The level of intensity that this is felt depends on where the eclipses are occurring in your chart, but especially for Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio.
Aho Mitakyue Oyasin. May Mother Earth and all her inhabitants be awakened to our unity, and the highest LOVE of the Universe.
Love, peace and healing to ALL....
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You can finally heave a sigh of relief...
For the first time in a long time, it feels like we can finally relax a bit. The personal planets soften this month, allowing us ample space to replenish. Venus has been in Aries for an extended period, helping us to be more direct about what we want. Energized and spunky, though abrasive and selfish at times, we have gleaned what we can and welcome Venus back to the sweetness of Taurus. Here, we can slow down to smell the roses, and appreciate simply what is. Similarly, Mars grounds down in Cancer, allowing intuition and feeling to guide us. It’s time to soften and nourish.
Yogi Bhajan said there are two ways of getting what you want. One is to go out there and get it; the other is to cultivate your vibration and attract everything toward you. This month, we balance the former with the latter.
The first week of June carries a scattered energy, which coincidentally isn’t uncommon for Gemini. Thus, we may be especially busy, playing catch up and enjoying the summer. With the dual quality of Gemini and the scatterbrained aspects, be ready to do things over again!
Another bold pattern this month (especially this first week) is the abundance of quincunx (150⁰) aspects, indicating adjustments, health and healing. Gemini is all about choices, after all. This would be a great week to schedule an acupuncture treatment or get a check-up with your doctor. Take the time to give yourself what you need!
Thursday, June 1st: for the next few days, we are called to re-wild ourselves and to consciously let our primal instincts guide us. The Sun conjoins Ceres and opposes Lilith, fusing two very different archetypes: agriculture verses foraging, or smother love versus independence. Pay attention to these themes as one may require more attention. We all require nurturing, but none of us feel nurtured quite the same way. Our needs are all very different. How do we cultivate this feeling for ourselves?
Today, we can get lost in the details and become a tad idealistic. The challenge will be to try to gain an enlarged perspective to see that it’s all perfectly imperfect. Venus trines Saturn, stabilizing a commitment or relationship, and enhancing creativity. Let the inspiration flow. In the late hours of the evening, the Virgo Moon trines Pluto, which is a readiness to see ourselves standing in our power. We recognize our potential; we have what it takes.
Friday, June 2nd, Venus moves within 1⁰ of Uranus, reemphasizing the ongoing theme of re-wilding. Perhaps we are craving more freedom, spontaneity or space in general. Are you really needing a vacation? Do something before you snap! This is high-voltage energy which requires more space to move. Do something that makes you feel unleashed, fully expressed and free. Cut loose.
Venus rules relationships, so this is an excellent time to do something out of the ordinary with your partner; dare to try something you’ve always wanted to but haven’t yet, or rekindle an activity you once enjoyed when the relationship first began. This is also a time when we see couples split because they crave more freedom. Something is begging for a release, and it might be the relationship itself. Look out for radical, revolutionary or shocking behavior in the world around you. This aspect makes it easy to frivolously spend money!
The Moon squares Saturn at 11:21 am, which implies some sort of frustration, conflict or not getting one’s way. There is a tendency to worry, but try not to be so picky. There is a balance in the universe and we can’t always have our way. Rest assured that a fun weekend lies ahead! Shake it off when the Moon goes void with a square to Mars at 5:48 EDT. It’s time for an outlet. We should feel much more collected by 8:04 pm when the Moon finally enters the sign of Libra. Recalibration, balance and peace.
Saturday, June 3rd, we can still feel the pulse of the wild. Are you feeling rebellious? Ask yourself what you need in this moment. What urges can be satisfied today? Perhaps you need to break your own rules every once in a while. The Sun trines Jupiter, allowing us to feel more generous, optimistic, and prosperous. Happiness and health are true prosperity. We feel like expanding our reach; spread your wings now and have faith in your truth.
Sunday, June 4th, the indulgence spills over from yesterday. The Libra Moon isn’t done relating and filling up on enjoyment. Besides, there is an early morning square to Pluto that leaves us feeling deep, contemplative or wanting to change something. This can be fuel for getting things off the ground and moving─ especially creative projects. The Sun squares Neptune and we peer into the infinite, ever-mystical starry abyss. It’s overwhelming to contemplate the interconnectedness of All through time and space. Empathy and compassion elevate as borders between us dissolve. Today is a powerful day to enjoy art, music or theater whose message are felt.
Mars leaves airy Gemini and moves into watery Cancer, where the will to act is conditioned by feeling. We go with our gut now, which isn’t what the spearhead prefers. We may be more inclined to put our home, family, tribe and feelings first. Mars remains “out of bounds,” exponentially charging the relationship between our feelings and or actions. If you feel strongly about something, you’ll do it; if you really don’t feel like it, don’t! Watch for passive aggressiveness. Mars in Cancer knows how to get what it wants, but isn’t always direct. This transit might be especially challenging for Scorpio and Aries, as they may feel their edge has been dulled. Receive it as a blessing and see what it can show you. (Through July 20th.)
Monday, June 5th, the Moon enters Scorpio at 6:46 am and trines its ruler Mars. We may feel private, protective or restorative. The past week was wild and active as we gave ourselves outlets. Now it’s time to refuel our reserve. Take it easy. The Sun officially joins Ceres today (although they have been travelling closely for the past week), encouraging us to replenish. Perhaps someone close to us needs some assistance. Venus is at the last degree of Aries saying “self-care is a radical act.” Mercury squares the nodes of fate. Whose words will exalt or damage?
Tuesday, June 6th, we should feel a noticeable energetic shift once we wake up, but especially by the end of the day. First, Venus enters Taurus. This is a big deal because Venus has been in Pisces and Aries since the beginning of the year due to retrograde. The lesson is finally complete.
Venus in Aries gave everyone a sharpness─ even prickly or abrasive at times! We focused on ourselves to get clear on our purpose, priorities and desires. Call it “consciously selfish,” if you wish. Libra, Taurus and Pisces would have had the toughest time with this transit, although it probably proved to be very helpful! Now, Venus returns home to Taurus, inviting us to be receptive, sensual and calm. Smell the roses, chew slowly and listen. There is no rush. Ground down.
Mercury also goes home today, moving into Gemini this evening. (Are we back in Kansas again?) The mind is nimble, alert and curious. Mercury may be our saving grace while Venus and Mars kick their feet up. Mercury in Gemini will keep us from getting too complacent. What else can we learn, experience and absorb as we soften?
The Moon goes void with a sextile to Pluto, coloring the evening and all day tomorrow with stamina and assured confidence in oneself.
Wednesday, June 7th, the Moon is void for the entire day, tinted by Pluto’s healing impetus. Traditionally on days like today, we are encouraged to go with the flow. If you have a to-do list, allow yourself space to be fluid rather than rigid, and chip away as you go. We can still be very productive, but we definitely don’t have to be. Reflection and deep introspection are also very valuable. Chiron can assist in transmuting pain into peace. The Moon squares the nodes of fate, offering us a choice of direction. Expression or reserve?
The void period concludes when the Moon enters Sagittarius at 6:59 pm EDT. At 11:36 pm, feelings polarize with the mind. Talk or write it out to bring to full awareness.
Thursday, June 8th, offers another quiet day with the heart of the seeker. Follow your bliss, your instinctive, freedom-loving spirit. It’s time for an adventure of some kind. Take a different path than usual to free the mind. The teachings of Don Juan advocate the value of “breaking routine” so that we don’t become stuck in life, and therefore remain young. Even if you have a lot of commitments today, try using your left hand if you usually use your right. Even small changes will make you smile!
Fantasy and otherworldly musings float us to the astral plane when the Moon squares Neptune at 11:47 pm. Excellent for dreaming, this is a space for imagination and infinite possibility. Merge with the stars. Dissolve borders.
FULL MOON :: Friday, June 9th, 2017 :: 9:10 am EDT :: 18⁰53’ Sagittarius
This is a boisterous one!
The Sagittarius Full Moon answers to Jupiter, who is stationing direct, thus quadrupling such expansive signatures. Both Jupiter and Sagittarius represent belief, faith, religion, world travel and developing the higher mind through educational, experiential or spiritual pursuits, while the shadow manifests as rigid doctrine. The Full Moon conjoins Saturn, whose protective function has proposed a harsh immigration ban and the infamous wall since entering Sagittarius in 2015.
This Full Moon answers to December 11th 2015, when GOP front runner,Donald Trump first announced his desire to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. Ironically, there are many parallels between this Full Moon chart and Trump’s natal chart. Trump was born on a Sag Full Moon (eclipse), also answering to a stationary Jupiter in Libra! Currently, the north node of fate aligns itself on Trump’s natal Mars, which rules his 4th house of home and family, as well as his 9th house of international affairs, belief and law.
The icing on the cake? The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon’s degree reads: “Pelicans, disturbed by people, move their habitat.” Could this mean that Trump moves home? Wishful. Jupiter stations at a potent degree of global visibility. Whatever happens, the whole world will be watching and the United States will be the “life of the party.” As of this writing, the G7 faulted the U.S. for apathy and lack of cooperation in a congruently Sagittarian topic: global warming. This discussion is not over.
Movement and change are suggested within the Full Moon’s various astrological signatures; however, with Saturn’s involvement, we can expect a certain amount of resistance or difficulty first. Saturn also means having to take on more responsibility. You’ve got to get the inspection before the deal goes through!
As Sagittarius concerns itself with worldly matters and vast attempts to understand the big picture, it can easily become overwhelming. To balance our sanity, we can take a cue from Ecclesiastes: “Eat, drink and be merry.” For wisdom is also found in life’s simple pleasures. Celebrate life!
Saturday, June 10th, strike a balance between work and home life when Mars in Cancer is polarized by the industrious Capricorn Moon. Capricorn is a driven, goal oriented sign which strives to make its mark in the world; while Cancer is sensitive, nostalgic and tribal. One pole calls your attention stronger. In the evening, conversation and enjoyment flow smoothly with a trine to Venus.
Sunday, June 11th, we are blessed with an abundance of energy thanks to Luna’s square to Jupiter. Channel it productively is all that it asks. The Moon conjoins Juno, reminding us of a commitment, agreement or contract. It could be as simple as maintaining a commitment to one’s yoga practice. Whatever it may be, we have the energy to make it so! No need to worry about time; you’ll be floating with the ease of a raft on a river. The Moon conjoins Pluto at 9:23 pm, optimal for meditation or deep contemplation; brings darkness to light.
Monday, June 12th, while the morning may run smooth, the afternoon is sure to keep you guessing. The Moon turns void at 2:45pm EDT with a square to Uranus. Expect the unexpected: upsets, shocks, malfunctions and surprises. The excitement stabilizes (but doesn’t cease) when the Moon enters Aquarius at 7:45 pm. The lesson is to not get complacent. Everything in the Universe is constantly in motion, ever changing. Truly anything is possible.
Tuesday, June 13th, the airwaves are so electric that you can feel it! Snag an idea out of thin air while your phone vibrates off the table with how many texts you will receive today. There is a grand trine in Air! Conversation, ideas, messages and information stimulate the mind. The urge to relate and share is powerful today. As the evening goes on, worry not about practical application of ideas; instead just dare to wonder. All things that exist once began as an idea. Send the vibrations out into the cosmos and one day they just may boomerang back.
Wednesday, June 14th, the Aquarius Moon keeps things casually weird. Experimental and futuristic, put yourself out there and don’t be afraid of your unique eccentricities. As the Moon arrives on the vortex of the south node, we are welcome to release an old habit or idea down the sink hole. Saturn supports the integration of these changes into the everyday structure of your reality, but you must remain disciplined! Saturn only rewards effort.
Thursday, June 15th, carries a strange vibe. On one hand, we feel an interconnectedness with the Moon’s arrival into Pisces: universal love and compassion can flow through us, while we are especially sensitive to sounds, words and feelings. Neptune slows down to station retrograde; so if you are feeling spacey, lethargic and psychically porous, you are not alone! On the other hand, the Sun opposes Saturn, the task master and ruler of cold, hard reality. What a dichotomy!
It’s true that the physical world makes up only a fraction of existence, but it’s also the container of the divine. In the end, it’s all Goddess. The urge to escape reality may run strong today, but instead, we can seek ways to ground beauty into the world. How can we do our part to embody universal love in a way that feels safe and supportive to us? I know sometimes I feel out of place on this planet, and maybe you do too. But we have a purpose and duty here. Make your words, thoughts and actions count! Sun opposite Saturn can often be a confrontation from reality or reaping the rewards for hard work.
Friday, June 16th, yesterday’s existential crisis carries over into today (and probably tomorrow too). Neptune stations retrograde today, so watch for emotional waters inside and rain outside; water will be found somewhere! If you are feeling spacey or an existential longing, Neptune is speaking to you. But luckily today is Friday. If you have a normal job, balance duty with healthy transcendence. The Moon’s joining with Neptune encourages activities that help us to feel formless and timeless. Connect with your infinity by literally getting up high and seeing the expansive view before you. Facts challenge belief at 8:29 pm. Pay attention, and always question what you hear, read or see.
Saturday, June 17th, the morning is ideal for going with the flow. Worry later, be now. Chiron invites us to relax, reflect, restore, and dream. The energy kicks up once the Moon enters Aries at 1:55 pm EDT. Use it how you like!
Mercury leaves the Sun’s reach by moving “out of bounds.” Words and ideas cannot be held in, as very little gets filtered right now. The mind is untethered. Anxiety may be high these next couple of days, so give yourself outlets and try to stay present. If meditation is challenging, try a moving meditation. Anxiety comes from worry about the future and strained nerves. Get your magnesium and extra exercise if you are prone to anxiousness. On the positive side, the untethered mind is excellent for writing, multitasking and invention. Genius!
Sunday, June 18th: Happy Father’s Day! The Moon, Mars and Jupiter are working together to offer an energized, jovial, family-focused day. Chances are that dad will want to get some things done around the house before lounging on the patio with the family.
This is not a lazy, relaxing energy. Action is necessary and can be extremely productive and enjoyable. Dad may want to be on the move; let Dad have his way! There are some tough aspects to tiptoe around, so proper outlets are wise. Mercury opposes Saturn, which might mean a serious discussion or keeping one’s mouth shut. But hopefully the Sun’s sextile to Uranus will outshine such challenges. Today is an extremely dynamic day with excitement guaranteed.
Monday, June 19th, we may see something in a way we never had seen it before. Notice the pattern; notice the connections. The Moon conjoins with Uranus, which could be a sudden breakthrough, clarity, shock or surprise. Life is always in motion, so we are reminded not to get stagnant. The teaching is illumination and awareness.
Today moves fast and is highly energized. A triple kite formation sends us skyward with abundant ideas, inspiration, passion and inner vision. With so much air and fire, watch out; it’s contagious!
A fated formation involves Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. Collectively karmic in nature, these formations are hard to predict. What I can observe is that this seems to be a very feminine formation: resources, money, fairness, law, healthcare, deceit, liquid, beauty, icon. The energy slows to a simmer at 3:42 pm and mellows when the Moon enters Taurus at 5:53 pm.
Tuesday, June 20th, “opportunity” is the keyword of the day. Flowing aspects offer the potential to create, receive intuitive guidance or simply be. Be receptive and allow “it” to flow toward you. Whatever you receive may be non-liner and subjective. Avoid jam-packing your schedule if you can help it. Instead, be open to discovery. Align with your divine destiny.
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year of the Northern Hemisphere. Astronomically, the Sun reaches its highest declination above the celestial equator at 23⁰N27’, but also reaches 0⁰ Cancer along the ecliptic. For most of the world, the Solstice peaks on June 21st, but for the west coast, it will be June 20th.
Today, daylight is the most victorious, symbolic of the active, outward yang energy. This is the time of year to celebrate our vitality, potency and vibrancy. Celebrate your light─ outward and inward! The Solstices are powerful times of energetic shifting; when we tune into these energetic shifts, we can consciously direct this extra electrical charge into various aspects of our lives. You might find some time today to connect with your light bodies; visualize them lively, vibrant and fully expressed.
Also known as Midsummer or Litha, there are many ways to honor the longest day of the year. One simple ritual might be to remain outdoors for most of the day; celebrate the thriving green earth in all its majesty. Then, watch the sun set. Inherent in this peak of light, is the promise of the night: from here the days will grow shorter.
Wednesday, June 21st, Summer is officially here. Both the Sun and Mercury move into Cancer, the sign of roots, home, family, and tribe. Cancer is intuitive and feeling-driven, and though sensitive on the inside, there’s a tough outer shell to lead with. It’s summer, so make like a crab and do what you feel! Mercury and Mars are both out of bounds in Cancer, so watch for tantrums and emotional outbursts. You can’t always fight the feeling. The gut doesn’t lie!
In contrast to the summer solstice vital peak, the Moon is void for the entire day, which is when we often want to relax. Essentially, go with the watery flow and do what you feel! You can still be very active, but don’t hold yourself to a rigid schedule. Let your senses guide. The Moon enters social Gemini at 6:44 pm. 5 planets are on the world axis today. Let’s see what happens on the world stage.
Thursday, June 22nd, keep it light. The Gemini Moon doesn’t want to get deep or serious. Besides, it’s the day before the New Moon, which is a day best spent on the chill side. Casually connect and hang with pals. The mind still craves stimulus, so today is excellent for reading, podcasts and educational entertainment─ at least until becoming formless with the lunar square to Neptune at 5:18 pm. Now you can drop out of reality; quit answering texts and get lost in your record collection.
NEW MOON :: Friday, June 23rd, 2017 :: 10:30 pm EDT :: 2⁰47’ Cancer
This month we’ve finally had the space to slow down, receive and replenish ourselves. Now we take this knowledge and seed a new cycle around nurturing, home and family. How do we balance meeting our own needs so that we have enough juice in the tank to sufficiently care for others?
Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which symbolizes our primal instincts. As babies, we first absorb our world without words, with a language that is psychic, instinctive and sensing. The Moon also represents the mother and the infant. The psychic imprints of our early environment largely influence how we meet our emotional and biological needs as an adult. Finding where your Moon lives in your natal chart can reveal much regarding our subconscious needs and how to care for them.
Once we know what we need, we can communicate our needs and expectations and desires to our loved ones. A healthy, thriving relationship always has honest, clear communication. The New Moon conjoins Mercury in the early degrees of Cancer, highlighting how we communicate and process our needs, as well as the power of words to harm or heal.
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to nurturing. In addition to learning your natal chart, the 5 Languages of Love test is another great way to clue into what our needs are in love. The true message of this New Moon is to be clear on what we need so that we know exactly what to do when we need to. We live in wild times, so we much be efficient in juggling the demands of the world, but also honoring our sacred self.
Saturday, June 24th, we have an excessive amount of fuel in the tank today. Get creative and use it wisely. A helpful trine from Venus to Pluto guides us to use resources wisely. One of the most valuable resources today is our time, and today’s Mars/Jupiter square gives us more than enough energy to take advantage. Better out than in, burn out if need be. The Moon trines Neptune at 4:42 pm; now it’s time to take it easy and notice magic in your world.
Sunday, June 25th, the energy spills over from yesterday. Get moving, apply it, give it form. Cut loose. If you’ve been really disciplined, reward yourself with some wiggle room. The Moon goes void with a square to Uranus at 2:44 pm, coloring the afternoon with a dose of the uncanny and unpredictable. The energy contains at 6:06 pm when the Moon enters Leo. Be open to possibility all day.
Monday, June 26th, optimism, creativity and an expansive outlook guide the day. The Leo Moon invites you to follow your heart, passions and bliss. Mars trine to Neptune invites intuition, meditative, fluid and subjective experiences.
Tuesday, June 27th, today we are invited to connect with our heart’s truth. The Moon conjoins with Vesta, our infinite flame. What keeps your fire burning? What is your passion? Your purpose? Nurture that precious flame. Vesta represents devotion, ritual, sacredness and also the hearth of the home. What does your home’s hearth look like? Before modern times, the hearth was placed in the center of the home to radiate warmth equally around. Take a moment to discover what is in the very center of your home and what that means for you.
Mercury squares Jupiter and trines Neptune, elevating the mind to the mystical or the collective consciousness. This energy can be channeled in its highest form as service to the collective or service to others. Artistic, mystical and healing pursuits are also excellent channels. On the flip side, this combo also carries the possibility of emotions running away with the mind, resulting in confusion, enlarging issues or imagining them. Try to stay grounded! The Moon turns void at 5:12 pm and enters Virgo at 8:41 pm.
Wednesday, June 28th, the mind realizes oneness with the universal mind… if you choose it. The challenge is to see the details as a part of the big picture and not to get lost in the maya. Do your art.
Thursday, June 29th, we begin to feel the energy deepen. Chiron prepares to station retrograde in the wee hours of July 1st. The wound may be speaking to us, but it’s message is one that helps transform wounds into wisdom and pain into peace. Listen for the clues to see what you will be working with. What feelings are there? Mercury opposes Pluto taking us back in time, perhaps to a period where we felt shame or hurt. Remember there is a purpose. We are all here to learn through the microcosmic self, the love of the universe. The Moon turns void with lovely trine to Venus at 4:35 pm, filtering our vision with grounded optimism.
Friday, June 30th, the Libra Moon has a nice easy day before her, gracing us with the space to be receptive. Chiron stations retrograde tomorrow morning, realigning us with our healing path.
“Every woman who heals herself, helps heal all women who came before her, and all those who come after her.”
May ALL be guided to wholeness.
Aho Mitakyue Oyasin. May Mother Earth and all her inhabitants be awakened to our unity, and the highest LOVE of the Universe.
Love, peace and healing to ALL....
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