The Moon has been aligning with the Mars Saturn meeting in Capricorn. As the Warrior and Father Time discuss plans for moving ahead with new structures for our lives and cultures, The Moon brings in the compassion of the Mother. Venus trining these three in succession activates our heart fields to this meeting. Maybe today we can bow our drive, our ego and our ambition, our subconscious even- to the Heart.
How can we do this practically? Venus in Taurus denotes the supreme expressions of embodiment. Be physical, be in nature. Engage your physical practices but today see where you can align them more deeply to your heart, to your feeling nature, to what brings you pleasure. Drive and ambition and success and goals are essential to accomplishment and progress, but if we leave our hearts behind, if we forget about the “why’s” of progress then is it all just meaningless?
The Moon reminds us that we all come from one another, we are all interconnected. Just as She reflects the Light of the Sun to us, she reflects the subconscious motivations behind our ambitions and drive. Allow Venus to soften you, to open your heart to those around you. Where have you neglected your body? Where have you forgotten your values ? Have you spent time in Nature recently? An open heart of receptivity can allow illuminations of this today.
Daily Cosmic Freya’s Day April 6, 2018
A word on the sense of Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn with a beautiful Sagittarius Moon that just became Capricorn:
We must at some point surrender to the unknown in life if we are to ever know peace. Free will, technology, human manipulation of the material world still cannot stop spring from coming. Still cannot keep the Sun hanging in the sky at all times. We may be trying, but the more we toy with the processes of existence as governed by natural law without a full understanding of them the more it stings us with unknown illnesses, birth defects and Earth changes.
Here in lies a fundamental question of life- fate or free will? The longer I contemplate the more it surmounts to both. We certainly have the power of the creator within us as humans, yet we still do not understand the entirety of the Consciousness of the Creator that has set in place the Natural Laws that govern this reality. To this design we must surrender. And perhaps in observation – the simple spaces of noticing the patterns that emerge from the Great Mystery we are steeped in- we just might develop some form of faith and trust in this design.
Yes, much can be learned from study and teachers- but the “knowing” will only come from direct experience leading to an awakening deep within your own being.
The result may feel something like dancing or playing, flowing or growing with the Divine energies at play between this realm and our own wizardry.
Blessings and Stardust,
A word on what it may feel like with Mercury squaring Mars and Saturn in Capricorn for this 24 hour period:
Its often easier to “rise” into a higher idealized state of self when we criticize others for behaviors we have been ashamed of in the past ourselves. It’s a projection. Its not loving. We are all here learning on the Sacred path. We are all truly just reflections for one another. Those that are making mistakes, are in fact going against their true nature, and therefore are making a sacrifice that we may have the vision to see what we don’t want.
But, let’s not keep them there for our advantage. Let’s love and accept one another today. We each struggle in our own time. If I am feeling strong today, I will carry this strength with dignity and grace, not lord it over others with ego or righteousness. If I end up doing it anyways, I will seek to find the quiet stillness where I remember sometimes not saying anything is the best medicine of all. In doing so we honor one another’s boundaries and right to our own experience, growth and evolution.
The trickster may be illuminating some anger that we might have overlooked in the past weeks today. If feelings are coming up, honor them, but perhaps honor taking some time for reflection in the great mirror of Venus who reminds us to use our body wisdom while dancing forward on the Beauty Way. The Moon in Sagittarius wants us to play, learn, explore and extract some essence of truth from it all . It’s a great time to get out and have some fun, release the tension you might feel with physical practices like yoga, dancing, singing, planting, dancing, creating! There is wisdom in our bodies like there is wisdom in the Earth. Venus the great Goddess still rising in the evening sky is like a beacon of love in her home sign of Taurus. Maybe get out and watch the sunset as the Bright Goddess emerges through the Night.
Blessings and Stardust,
Easter and Fools
The Wise sage and the rebel youth. The General and the warrior. The Queen of Beauty and Love in her own castle. The players in the sky right now are aligned in strong and emphasized energies. This is not a time that likely feels balanced or easy for most. Yet in the emphasis of energies we have the opportunity to learn something about essence. If all of life were balanced and vague all the time what would that look like? Would you feel satisfied? If so, why? What might be lacking in such a world?
Mercury is in one of his most powerful positions today, exactly as I write this in fact, he is aligned between the Earth and the Sun. This is the very end of his cycle and he is sometimes called the Wise Sage in this phase. He /She- Hermes Trismegistus, the messenger of the Gods and Goddesses, he alone can traverse this space so rapidly that he can escape the fires of Hades, although it is said that Venus has done the same with the aid of her relations. It is here he receives deep wisdom and enlightenment, and it is here he enters the underworld to be reborn anew.
It is at this time Mercury drops off some seed to be transmuted by the Solar Fires. All transmutation in the Alchemical practices involve Fire as the burning away of the old makes way for the new to be born. Fire burns away the duff to purify something to its essential form. Mercury moves so quickly he can access higher wisdom and intelligence rapidly in this space. Be open and aware of transmissions of wisdom you receive today. Writing and meditation are great ways to channel this energy if it feels blocked.
This is a time we can release whatever has been “up” for review and rethinking during this retrograde cycle-seeding it into the Sun for transmutation. Whatever that “thing” is you have been overthinking or trying to solve to no avail- surrender it to the great Alchemist and he will pick up the gold it has transformed into on his way back through this degree at the end of the month. Take the downloads you receive from his passage in their place, and leave the rest for true transmutation which takes time and cycles, as reflected in the passages of the planets above.
May this day bring the illumination and understanding that has been the Key to the door unto the next phase of your journey towards wholeness.
Blessings and Stardust,
Daily Cosmic- Mercury’s Day – March, 28 2018
Hello Brave New World! If your life has been full of New Beginnings lately then be assured its right in alignment with the energy of Spring that Aries represents. If you have been stalling or delaying action, today may offer some breakthrough energies.
Venus will join Uranus today in an alignment called a conjunction at 5:47PDT. This basically means these two planets align with the Earth in a way that we can draw a straight line through them. Venus is channeling Uranian energy to the Earth- filtering the urges for sudden breakthroughs, humanitarian efforts, downloads, urges for freedom and doing things differently than before through the lens of beauty, values, money, relationships and of course love.
It’s a good time to be open to unexpected and maybe un-conventional experiences and exploration of new values and can be tested by which feel good. Be open to what others can teach you today. Be open to downloads of new visions of what it looks like to be an actualized individual who is also a valued member of an egalitarian society.
The Sun in Aries will square Saturn in Capricorn at 7:15am PDT tomorrow morning.
Capricorn is represents the current governing bodies maintaining the status quo- So we may see some illumination around the tension that imbalanced social orders have created for humanity both on personal and global scales. This can be the current patriarchy, or the council of Elders including our matriarchs if we so choose.
Capricorn is called a culture-bearer sign in the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School and is mostly concerned with what must be preserved to ensure a culture that can be a foundation for future generations. This Aries Solar warrior in service to the tribe is experiencing a call to action and yet simultaneously a great hurdle to cross before he can proceed with the cultivation of his goals.
You may be challenged to look at if your goals align with creating a new paradigm for the future of yourself and your tribe. AKA are you thinking of more than just yourself? One thing I’ve learned is Saturn in Capricorn doesn’t have patience for Ego driven action. Even if the mission is good, he will block us if we are barreling forward without consulting our own inner circle of Elders.
If you’re feeling the harshness of this aspect try and allow yourself the gift of humility. Humility has been defined as remaining teachable, but there seems to be a higher essence to this energy. For me I have found humility to stem from a grounded perspective of my role in the mission of the highest good for all. It is a balanced perspective of the self in relation to others, not deeming myself unimportant but in alignment with what is truly important.
If you are struggling, try re-aligning your vision with what is best for the tribe, not just yourself. If we look deeply, we can usually see how in seeking what we deem worthy of our energy is supportive of the greater good. And if it is not, maybe it is not a worthy cause. And if you fail, be gentle with yourself. For failure it is the only way we truly learn. And after all, humility is not an easy task in the modern world of separation and struggle.
If however, we can reclaim our tribal lineage, the roots of the human tradition founded on community, interdependence, sharing and compassion; we just may see a cultural rebirth that can support healthy and vibrant future generations. Venus helps us receive this vision today!
We can rise to the occasion triumphantly! The biggest victories are sometimes the smallest and seemingly “invisible”. Like the release of long-held judgements on the self that have been the true barriers to our success.
Blessings and Stardust,
The Sword of Truth-
With the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus in the sign of Aries right now we are all being trained in the path of the warrior. Mercury retrograding here is throwing us curveballs to make sure we are paying attention. Venus conjunct Eris is throwing us uncomfortable situations within relationships to challenge our growth, and all the while the Warrior path asks if we are willing to risk losing what we want to protect the Cosmic Order.
The Moon in Leo trines the Sun in Aries drawing notions of personal power and self-expression from the sub-conscious into the Light. It may be asking us to take a look at if the way we use our power is in alignment with our Highest Truth. Do we defend the truth even if it means we may upset someone in our lives? Do we hold space that maybe in doing so we may challenge them to grow into their own truth more fully?
Sometimes being honest means being honest even when it seems we might not get what we want. But isnt living in integrity one of the most precious things there is? Sometimes it seems we must withhold truth for a higher cause. But dont we need to be in alignment with a higher cause to know this? All this Truth talk can make one question what our own personal truth is anyways? Try making a list today about which things you know to be Universally true, and a list of your own personal truths of conduct.
What is Truth to you? What exactly does integrity mean to you? Is there such a thing as Universal Truth or is it all relative? If there are both what are the tests we must use to gauge them? It seems there must be a definition of truth that we can all agree upon, otherwise this reality would dissolve entirely, and I think they call this science. Feel free to create a discussion below, for if we never stop to think about what is true for us we are bound to let someone else decide, and Aries being all about selfhood would never feel satisfied with this.
Today is a day to rise into the leadership role- for yourself, or for another. One truth I contemplate today- The right use of my power will never take another’s power away from them
Blessings and Stardust,
Conflict and Wizdom
Moon in Leo
Moon trine Mercury
Mercury square black moon Lilith
Moon square Jupiter
Mars with Saturn
Venus with Uranus
The lovers are in school right now with the higher teachers. Mars is getting a dose of rudimentary lessons, Venus is getting Higher Consciousness downloads. Let the unexpected and iconoclastic sink into your being without fear, let the old and rigid also teach you something about the wisdom of tradition. Relationships vs selfhood is up right now. But perhaps we can see today where these two energies aren’t actually two. As a wise teacher once told me- there cannot be relationship without the individual Self, and there is no way to learn about our individuality without another to differentiate from.
Mercury is in trine with Black Moon Lilith. It’s time to communicate some needs to others that you have been suppressing or allowing others to suppress. Take a look at where and when we were taught this wasn’t allowed. Remember the ones reflecting this to you have had parts of themselves denied too. Extend loving compassion, then rewrite the story and throw the old one away.
Energy is supportive of up-leveling our stories around relationship and values. A part of this is by gently yet powerfully standing up for the right to be different than others. And in turn extending the acceptance we crave to others.
There are many ways of being, but others aren’t going to honor it for you until you teach them how. Building a New Paradigm takes work. We got this, let’s uplift and support each other in this not so easy but ever so crucial endeavor.
Today may we celebrate our differences and allow them to unite us, like the Earth we are all children of.
Blessings and Stardust,
Daily Cosmic Sunday March, 25 2018
Breaking the Chains that Bind
How can we tap into and begin to map out our dreams? Some say to go for your dreams, others say we must awaken out of our dream into this reality. But isn’t the dreamtime just another reality altogether? Maybe the way to create what we want in our lives is not to dream, but to wake up. In the here and now we can find exactly what we need. In the here and now we can be who and what we want to be in our present reality. Maybe visualizing is a tool we can use in the awakened state to manifest. Maybe the dreamtime is for other work.
Mercury retrograde begins to wonder how and why we might go about manifesting our goals. What is the motivation? Are you sure it’s in right alignment with your values? What do you really value? Does this feel like your highest bliss? You may feel Pluto dredging some shadow aspects of our relationship patterns that may be craving integration and acceptance into our subtle consciousness. It’s a great day to witness the parts of yourself you wish weren’t there with non-judgement. No shame- we are all wounded. Remember the age-old wisdom that what we cant stand in others is just a reflection of something we have the potential to be as well. For we are all one- it cannot be any other way. And yet we have the gift of our individual expression. You have permission to be reborn as many times as you need in the becoming of your highest Self. Just remember to wake up from the dream and be present in this reality to make it happen where it counts most.
Blessings and Stardust,