Artwork- Emily Kell
New Moon is January 12th/13th 9pmPT/12amET
The First New Moon of 2021 lies at 24’ Capricorn aligned very closely with Lord of Transformation, Pluto. This is the fertile void of seeds cast for this entire year, and asks of us to dig into our depths if we want to rise to the highest heights. If we are tired of the status quo and wish to challenge it the stars say “heck yeah”, and make sure the vision that you hold is aligned with truth, beauty and love. Most of all, make sure that you are ready to accept the challenge of looking at and evolving yourself along with it so you can raise the collective frequency and attract others who are doing the same, since this is how the Quantum laws are activating in this New Age.
Whenever we speak of the Capricorn mysteries, we speak of the striving for excellence, for the peak of the mountain, for the highest level of integrity and wisdom we can stand. We also must remember the watery depths from which this half sea dragon originates, in the softness of the opposite sign of Cancer which sings of tenderness, understanding and nurturing. Both signs are about security, and interestingly The Sabian Symbol for the 24th degree of Capricorn is about the transcendent security of spiritual striving.
The very nature of spiritual practice is paradoxical. We cultivate discipline only that we may attain freedom, if we want to transcend our emotions, we must first dive into their deep waters, if we want to keep something, we must also be ready to let it go.
The Capricorn myths display this through the symbolism of the serpent (pure, raw, unrefined life force energy) being cultivated by the goats climbing the mountain to attain spiritual enlightenment and share it with the world. Saturn, ruler of Capricorn also rules the spine, a 33-step ladder to spiritual awakening through which we channel our kundalini energy, or upon which the serpent climbs.
The Capricorn mysteries therefore are about the wisdom achieved by channeling our pure, spiritual life force energy through the structures created by this dimensional, material realm. In ancient art and myth, the Capricorn and the goat are often depicted with the tree of life, or the world tree, which bridges the three dimensions and another symbol of climbing and the nature of truth. We are being asked to reawaken to the power held within these mystery teachings. That through our spiritual discipline, we achieve freedom. Once this is achieved, we bear the fruits of civilization, or at this time, a new civilization.
Being as the sign of Capricorn is undergoing great transformation at this time, it is of value to look to where we can rewrite this story once again. Saturn, the ruling planet of Capricorn is in the sign of Aquarius, saying it is time to evolve this archetype forward. Let us reclaim once more the innovative, progressive and freedom oriented nature of the powerful discipline and self-mastery this sign carries. Let us look at where it has become distorted as control structures, government and law without heart and universal truth. If we climb the latter of matter with life force devoid of love and values of the heart, then what are we really gaining?
Capricorn is activated when we activate our inner wisdom. When we rise to the occasion and put ourselves aside for the greater good, in service to the collective. It is where we share the gifts we have acquired along our journey with the gentle firmness of a grandmother. It is the unshakable knowing of self wrought of deep introspection and committed action towards a goal. It is the honoring of our watery depths and our tenacity to keep climbing.
Perhaps most importantly, we are being asked to rewrite our story of self-mastery to include our humanness as well as our higher selves. To take back the power of remembering our watery depths along with our sights set for new heights. To honor our heart and our mind, our emotions and thoughts so that as we seek to achieve, we do so with wholeness.
Have we made some peace around the challenges we are facing as a species with both spiritual and practical understanding? We are graduating out of an age where it was ok to blame such events as terrible acts of God or as some inevitable consequence based on scientific statistics. From the failures and successes of both systems, the new vision is being born. The Astrology asks for one with more heart, beauty and personal power at this time. May we embrace inspiration even this challenging time to continue to strive for higher ways of living in this beautiful world.
This Lunation and the astrology for all of 2021 screams for evolution, innovation and progress while simultaneously dropping into our bodies, humanness and pleasure where we can. It begs that we not become complacent to the status quo or the way things have been done in the past, or rather, we may as well start embracing it since this year is sure to shake it up more. It asks that we look deep within to see where we have become emotionally stuck and stagnant, rigid of mind or routine and revolutionize that sh88. The Full Moon in Leo in two weeks promises powerful manifestations in real time, let’s get really clear on what we want that to look like.
Why? Because in the darkest of moments, there is everything to gain. In the face of the greatest tragedies comes the most beautiful sunrise you will ever see. And so down and into our depth we must go if we want to grow. Dare to ask yourself questions like- where have I been wrong in my convictions? Is it ok for me to change? Is it ok not to conform? Is it ok to challenge the status quo? To challenge my own status quo? Is it ok to be optimistic? What is the power of holding vision that is true? Am I ready to step into this new age and be a contributing member of the future of creators and visionaries that will lead the way to something better?
Uranus stations direct two days after the New Moon and Mars is with him in square to Saturn, ruler of this New Moon. This means it’s time to get ready to rock and roll in this new Aquarian Age. Let’s get really ready to let go of the limiting beliefs that were keeping us stuck, to become like interstellar love-space beings care-taking this beautiful planet we call home who are truly ready to consider all available options for positive growth, change and balance.
Utilize this time to set goals and visions higher than ever before. Maybe some old stuff is coming up that you thought was long gone, this is the time to look at it and let it go where you can. Call in the tribe that will support you in it. Surrender into the shadow work that is calling for attention. Along this mountain goats climb, perhaps success and struggle are not mutually exclusive. But are each given meaning and purpose by the other.
May we embrace the moment before us with bright eyes and restored faith in human ingenuity and the miracle of the human spirit. May we embrace one another in our times of need. May we make it ok for all humans to have whatever experience they are having, while continuing to strive towards living as our highest selves. And may we heal and begin to vision what a true, whole and activated version of ourselves really looks like. Aim high loved ones, shoot for the stars, but keep your feet firmly rooted in the Earth.
Blessings and Stardust,
Artwork: Autumn Sky Morrison
The Cancerain waters beckon us to their shore
What we crave in this moment
Is the lush and lapping frothy milk
Of the Divine Mother’s breast
Where shall you drink it?
Perhaps in some deep slumber,
Or upon a bed of moss,
Or inside a cave of crystals
If you seek Her She will come
Open, tender and surrendered
To the purity within your seeking heart
Leave Her offerings of shells, coins and incense
Fall to your knees and kiss Her feet
She is the creator of all things,
And Her loving keeps all of creation in being
Notice the perfect, round edges of Her form
Notice how they repeat in your own body
Love Her and love yourself,
love yourself and you love Her
Admire Her beauty, and you admire your own
Admire your own beauty, and you admire Hers
She is the Multiversalizing principle,
and you are the Multiverse
Give Her the tenderness you would your own daughter,
And give that tenderness to yourself
Truth always goes in all directions
And your consciousness is the director
Direct with love dear one,
Direct in love as She has done.
This Full Moon is the culmination point of the total solar eclipse that opened a portal for a wide birth of the Age of Aquarius two weeks ago. What is coming through for you? What new has revealed itself from the shadows? Hint- the answer lies in the mysterious caverns of the heart.
With Venus in aspect to the outer planets that were in Capricorn all last year in the new moon, she is now almost at the South Node where the eclipse took place last week. She asks- how are you doing with holding space for the shadows that others around you are working through? How about for yourself?
The holidaze were either spent away from family when we were used to being with them or with them after, and in the midst of the greatest collective trauma our generation has known. Perhaps war, like older generations experienced in the 60’s and the potential for draft was a rival in the threat to personal freedom, but this pandemic is beyond what anyone has seen in at least a century. Either way it is bound to have brought up emotions around what family means to us, those who are there for us no matter what, those who we call tribe.
Whatever emotions are coming up for you around this moon, use them as a compass towards your truth. When you find it, visualize a thread running through you and your mother or father, and their mother and or father, and their mother’s father’s, father’s mother etc… See just how many generations of ancestors this patterning has been alive. We each hold the key that unlocks generations of pain that can bring healing through our courage to look at it, feel it, thank it and let it go.
There is a huge call form the heavens to unite with our tribes right now. Ancient allegiances still sound and those that need to break may be resounding. In the light of this moon, may we surrender to what is, what we know to be true because we feel it in our hearts. Express yourself in poetry, song, dance and creativity.
This Moon will illuminate emotions around the collectivization of repressed personal expression, individuality and freedom in regards to our desire to be both strong for others and for ourselves. Let’s remember to be patient, kind and caring for ourselves so that we may continue to show up in all the ways we desire. The wise mother knows most deeply her own capacity and how to regenerate it, like the moon moves through all of her phases each moonth.
There are deep emotions in this moon. Do not be afraid, they are here to allow you to move through the energy of the collective and be a bit reflective of what it all means to you. If we are still rejecting others for having deep tenderness, it is time to look at where you deny yourself the tenderness you deserve. If we are still criticizing others for being in fear, it is an opportunity to take a warrior’s spirit quest to Great Mountain and face your own, that you may carry codes of how to do so to those around you.
If we are so afraid we are paralyzed, it is time to pierce through the veil of the illusions of our own fear and face our true power. For it is said that what we truly fear is that we are powerful beyond measure, and this is what the great alignment of Jupiter and Pluto all of 2020 was teaching us. The shifting of that alignment to Jupiter-Saturn in Aquarius should feel like a graduation. If it does not, this lunation is potent for tenderizing the heart and letting the light in. For no matter how disempowering this year’s events may seem, we always have power over ourselves, and this is the beauty and the healing of Chiron in Aries squaring this Full Moon.
How do we take care of our community while maintaining boundaries and caring for ourselves in these unprecedented times? These are the questions we should all be seeking to answer for ourselves, through the exploration of our deepest values and innovative thinking. Bandwagon thinking is out of place in the Aquarian Age, and maybe even downright dangerous; for the shadow of Aquarius leads us down paths that separate us from our own humanity.
The new Uranian/Promethian/Lilith archetypal forces awakened this the past two weeks are pushing us to find new solutions to new and old problems by igniting our inner genius, revolutionary and rebel. It asks that we stop rejecting the pain and trauma that is the result of the past 2,000 plus years in the process, but to face it with deep compassion and resolve to create true change in response to it.
Uranus in Taurus beckons us to become more human than ever and to deeply reside in the body and the heart. While showing up for others is important, showing up for ourselves is just as important. In fact, they are on a polar axis which is inseparable, and must be maintained at the fulcrum point of tenderness, care and responsibility. To be responsible is to be able to respond, and we maintain this ability through self-care.
But don’t be fooled, the mother archetype as expressed through the crab is fierce and protective of her tribe. Most of 2020 we were working with Cancer/Capricorn eclipses beckoning us towards our true tribe. In this sign, we learn the beauty of standing up for those we love, protecting the weak and being a voice for those whose voice has been pushed down or trodden over. Compassion doesn’t always look one way, but it always comes from a heart of love.
May this Moon find you in the arms of those who can love you just as you need to be loved and are willing to listen to your hearts song. May you offer the same gift to those around you, and most importantly, to yourself. True warriors of love only seem to seem to stand alone on the mountain, those who know, know we are never truly alone, for the Divine Mother and Father are always just below our feet and just above our crowns.
Artwork: Danielle Noel
Solstice- December 21st 3:02am MT
Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn- December 21st 11:20am MT
Lightning Bolts, Eagle Vision and the New Renaissance
December Solstice brings a powerful day to our planet. The day when the Sun stands still for 3 days, hung on the cross of our milky Way galaxy and Celestial Plane. Mercury leads the way into the sign of Capricorn, heralding the birth of the divine child within us all. Uranus is with Black Moon Lilith- the primordial mother. Deep, provoked feminine power is united with the Lord of the New Age of Aquarius. Saturn and Jupiter are aligned for the Grand Conjunction and grand Mutation, or should we say Transmutation.
For these times are without a doubt here to teach us the power of our DNA, Spirit and Mind to transmute -which literally means to “change across”, or upon the cross of matter from which we all swing in this Earth Walk. Let us prepare to truly embody our power as Divine Beings having a Human experience and awaken our true power, our birthright to be creators of this dimension, the keys of which are contained within our very DNA and accessed through studies of the sacred sciences as well as through the feminine inner knowing of the heart and womb. The secrets lie in the nature of light and dark.
If 2020 showed us what limitation and stagnation felt like this chart shows it was only to help raise us to higher heights of our consciousness on all planes. Uranus in Taurus has been the steady pacemaker of this past year. Reminding us that how we relate to this body and this Earth determines our ability to channel in spirit, awakening and enlightenment. Re-orienting how we relate to one another on all levels- physically, spatially, energetically and through the heart, Uranus, Lord of Thunder and Lightning and the Great Awakener is the sign of the sensual feminine essence grounding this Aquarian revolution.
It has been proposed by Richard Tarnas that the proper name or mythological correspondence for Uranus should be Prometheus. He was the God who stole fire (spiritual insight) from the Gods and bestowed it upon humanity. In this way, he represents reclaiming our birthright as divine beings, our power to create this reality through the mastery of our consciousness and also our embodiment. For Taurus is the great teacher of Sacred Sensuality.
Last time Saturn and Jupiter joined in Aquarius was in 1408 heralding the dawn of the renaissance Uranus was in Capricorn, indicating that the last renaissance was ruled by the awakening systems of government, the revival of ancient wisdom traditions, the transfer of pagan spiritual practices into government control systems and reliant upon the patronage of those in power. The last Renaissance was like an early echo of the Aquarian Age that would come in the future, a time of innovation and progress, but with its roots in the traditions.
This time around Uranus is in Taurus- igniting our inner value systems, beauty as the highest aim and awakening to the intuition of the body and sensuality through the divine feminine energy as the guiding force of this New Renaissance. The ways in which the previous Renaissance focused on a revival of the classics and ancient wisdom, this one is surely doing the same but is a bit more focused on the futuristic, scientific and quantum. I dare to call this the Quantum Age or Quantum Renaissance. The result of which will be beyond what we can envision and see, for its very nature will be progress at a rate unsurpassed or ever seen in modern history.
It is of note that the Constantine XI, the final Emperor of the Byzantine empire was born the year of the last Saturn-Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius. This is profound as his birth heralded the end of an empire that had reigned for 1,500 years! The Star of Bethlehem that guided the Magi to the manger where Jesus was born has also been theorized to have been a Grand Conjunction. His birth heralded one of the greatest shifts in religious and political power that would last thousands of years.
There may be an indication that great kings, or Queens or “Theens” are born in times like these. We can only wait and see, for this re-birth can also happen within each of our hearts at any moment, and is certainly blessed by the heavens at a moment like this one. In this time, we see a strong philosophical transpiration, where the patriarchy which has reigned over the world stage in its many forms is beginning it end at this time. Perhaps the birth of all beings into their higher self, in true resonance with Aquarian-Leonine energy is the royal power that we will see rise in this time. One that fosters a world of peace, equality and justice for all beings.
The Jupiter Saturn conjunction will occur aligned with the fixed star Altair, one my favorites, in the constellation of the Eagle. The Eagle Aquila was a companion of Zeus and carried his thunderbolts for him into battle. He was also sent to carry the young boy Ganymede, who Zeus had fallen in love with, to Olympus to be the cup bearer for the gods. He was of famed beauty and intelligence, and he became immortalized as the constellation Aquarius.
Just as Aquila carried the Aquarian boy to the heavens to be bearer of life and divinity to the Gods, this conjunction holds strong energies of carrying all of us to elevated states within ourselves and with the Cosmos. It is as if the great Eagle is here to give us lift into this New Age. There is no doubt that a grand door is opening that may lead us into greater heights, whether or not we step through it is up to each of us.
Aquarian upliftment looks like honoring the true freedom of every individual to express their truest, most authentic selves. It is honor the freaks and the outcasts for their sacred role in human evolution. Its honoring all the ways that things different from us, grotesque or exciting cause us to have to pause and expand our consciousness. it is letting discomfort rise into contemplation and broadening understanding. it is cleansing the temple of the body and soul in order to channel higher truths. Allowing us to rise above the mundane and embrace a life that is truly extraordinary. It is in doing this that we create a world of peace, justice and equality.
May we uplift one another in reaching for our highest dreams, selves and visions. May we support and love one another as we all seek to embrace and heal our shadows and our fears. May we rise on Eagle’s wings in remembrance of where we have come from and revelation toward a higher order, an organic template that is universal, divine and perfect in nature.
Artwork: Michael Divine- Only Love Can Reign Over Me
Monday December 14, 2020
Visible from Southern Patagonia, Chile, Argentina, Southwest Africa and Antarctica
There are pages and pages filled with History. The stories and myths we tell that keep the flame of the human story alive. And yet, have you personally written any pages?
The stories we tell create the world view we have of ourselves. It creates the view that others have of us. It not only speaks to the past, but lays pavers for our future selves. The question is- who wrote the stories we were given anyways? And have we questioned the stories that we have chosen to carry?
As we look around this world and tried to make sense of it as children, how many of us were actually given the space to explore freely what this life meant to us? To listen to our soul’s howling and our hearts yearning. To explore life like a true adventure, as children of the divine cosmos, destined for our own personal greatness?
In most of our realities, we were all indoctrinated into culture, families and education systems early on. Not that any of these systems are inherently bad, but this new moon is asking us to re-wild ourselves, that we may create a new culture that includes all the parts of our humanity and divinity.
The Sagittarius New Moon Total Solar Eclipse takes place at 24’ Sagittarius, just 3 degrees away from galactic Center. Galactic Center is literally, the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The GC is to our Sun what the Sun is to the Earth. The central axis, the emanation of our cosmic consciousness and evolution.
In order to make space for what is wanting to come through this super-charged point in the sky, this lunation asks that we get really in tune with our personal beliefs and values. That we question and dare to give new meaning to the stories we have been given about our past, our ancestors, what they stood for and the meaning of their stories.
It asks that we willingly surrender the programming embedded in our own psyche that perpetuate toxic patterns in our lives and the world around us. For Solar eclipses reveal something from our subconscious that has actually been guiding and directing our present experience of reality, and this eclipse in particular allows us to re-program our subconscious.
Through that same portal, we can usher in new truths, eternal truths through the compass of our own hearts. As we prepare to build a New Earth in these emergent times we can engage in a powerful ceremony in the lens of this Eclipse. There is a new culture asking to be born out of the deconstruction that the Saturn/Pluto conjunctions brought this past year, lets embrace this as an epic adventure.
As we prepare for the Great Conjunction of Saturn-Jupiter in the sign of Aquarius, completing an 800-year cycle; the way this past year has dissolved old structures can be seen to make way for the new actualization of the species. This cycle has been linked to the greater societal changes throughout time. What will we do with this clean slate? How have we engaged in the deep pause we have been required to take?
This is a South Node eclipse, meaning that it is about releasing the old, stagnant, shadow aspects of the Sagittarian essence. Shadow of Sag includes righteousness, religiousness, hubris and a tendency to feel like anything that threatens our current world-view might actually kill us.
Mercury is on the south node and so this portal specifically asks us to cleanse the mind, friendships and communication patterns. To question where we have held onto steadfast beliefs because that gave us a sense of security and safety in the world but were actually limiting us. Where having all the answers made it so we didn’t have to question or surrender into the unknown while simultaneously imprisoning us from higher realization of truth.
This portal invites us to feel into the beauty of the unknown. To engage with the excitement of curiosity and beginners mind. To gaze into the Great Mystery and feel the compass of our hearts directing us towards beauty, truth and the freedom to explore.
There is so much to learn, the mind can expand beyond our wildest dreams as life is truly an adventure to the Sagittarian mind. Let’s ignite this passion once again through surrendering the things we hold onto for security that are preventing life from being truly wondrous.
Also, being a New Moon- this portal clears the way for intentions around new learning, travel, mental expansion, broadening world-views, spiritual exploration and engaging life with passion and adventure as it brings in new communities and friendships that support these endeavors.
With Venus in Scorpio sextile to Jupiter in Capricorn it also requires that these communities and re-culturation endeavors include space for shadow work and be grounded and practical. As we seek to reculturate for the sake of human evolution, we need to make space for processing our shadows, trauma and the taboo. These aspects of self exist in everyone, and there are ancient and future cultural tools for working with them in a productive, positive way.
Our greatest pain becomes our greatest gift when we learn the secrets of the alchemy of the soul. And eclipses align out souls with our consciousness. May this Eclipse bring you to new teachings, teachers and ignite the teacher within you. Because the world needs all our gifts as we forge the New Earth Vision and Creation.
A word on the power of this particular moment in time. When working with Galactic Center we can channel in information that comes from the future, that leads us towards our galactic evolutionary point. Often what comes in is a bit head of its time and needs some time to be integrated. So if you are channeling at lightning speed, be mindful of how you share that information, so as not to spoil it! It also asks that we be willing to question what what information comes through through the lens of our current beliefs. Having insights into the future doesn’t always mean we know what it means, or that those around us are ready to hear it. Use your intuition on how to best cultivate the precious wisdom seeds that come through this powerful portal.
To learn more about the mystery of this eclipse tune in to my transmission Monday, December 14 at 12:15pmMT through the Whole Person Convergence. Connect through EarthWalkUnited.org
Blessings and Stardust,
Artwork: Jake Baddeley “Gemini”
Gemini is the sign that reconciles opposites. That performs the miracle of knowing ourselves to be both mortal and divine beings and to activate the magic of these two things becoming one again. The mystery of a Gemini Full Moon Eclipse ruled by a Scorpio Mercury is to find the deep, rich and fertile potential of the shadows we are each here to transmute. To illuminate the dark reaches of your soul, through the mind.
It is alchemical, magical and the awakening of our individual magicians. The embracing of our magical, sexy, seductive and awakened selves. This Full Moon is here to illuminate the mind and allow us to use our voices to inspire and uplift those around us, while honoring our differences and the depths of our all of our beings. It requires great integrity and knowledge of the self. It asks of us a purification of our intentions in alignment with the wish for peace and healing for all, that through our liberation, so too may the whole world be liberated.
This eclipse ignites the understanding of the power we hold to be the magicians of our own lives. It asks we ground into our practice of getting to know our minds and hearts more deeply. To release all the stories, biases, prejudices, hatred and fear that keeps us stuck. To break free of routines and patterns that are keeping us in suffering. To make room for our minds and hearts to open to infinite love for all beings everywhere. To open to higher truths, anchored in our magic and the power we hold to transform it.
Neptune stations direct days before the eclipse. The power of our dreams, visions and creativity as a direct channel to source and collective unconscious is potent right now. Entering the Age of Aquarius is going to be about breaking out of the addictions escapism and quick fixes of Pisces which Neptune rules. She is asking us- how dedicated to your ascension are you?
And I don’t mean ascending out of this reality in order to escape it. Although if that is your spiritual path and you have more work to do in the astral realms then bless it! But Aquarius wants us HERE. Want us to be the kind of spiritual warriors that rise to the mountain of our own spiritual heights to gather the star juice and bring it back down to the people as the water bearer- bearer of truth. Take this moment to pause and release all the ways we reach for quick fixes, escape and avoidance. The great divine, effulgent and juicy bliss and freedom is only found in the present!!
The stationed and potent Neptune opposite a Virgo Vesta squares this eclipse. We are asked to change up our routines and see where we are devoted in a way that is actually controlling. Perhaps our routines or spiritual practice have actually become something that’s keeping us in bondage and preventing our hearts and minds from singing! Science shows that changing our routine and doing things differently increases neuroplasticity in the brain and is super effective at healing depression and suffering in our lives.
Mercury sextiles Jupiter, Pallas Athena ad Saturn activating our ability to pull from the deep wisdom traditions of our own lineage and the Earth in order to create something brilliant with them. Wrapping up their time in Capricorn, the sign of the elder and of structures, Saturn and Jupiter are joining with Pallas Athena to activate the divine feminine genius once again. The heart and soul of community, our ancestry, our elders and their gifts want to be worked with actively in this New Earth birthing now.
Take a moment to honor and thank what these traditions have taught and preserved for us, because the coming Grand Conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn in Aquarius will be asking us to evolve these traditions forward in ways currently unimaginable.
Begin your deep and present wrap up of the lessons of this year. This eclipse is aligned to the royal stars Aldebaran and Antares. Two stars that bring forth riches, prosperity and destruction so that new energy can be released. It is a powerful moon to do manifestation rituals dedicated to the love in your heart, for yourself and for the love of all beings everywhere, without exception.
The coming movements of the Cosmic energies promise change beyond our wildest imagination. Anchor your highest self here and now, without fear, without reserve and without judgement for others. To each one their own, and may each one teach one. This New Earth birthing is going to take the gifts of each individual light <3
Artwork: Gyuri Lohmuller
What happens when we let our hearts break open? When we let our heart song be heard with all of its joy, hope, idealism or utter defeat in the face of the world’s problems? What happens if there’s no one there to catch us? To hold us and give us exactly what we need? Perhaps this is what happened before, but perhaps this is the moment when someone will be there once again to heal it all with unconditional love.
Scorpio season brings us into our deepest feelings and fears, especially with the final Jupiter-Pluto conjunction of the year. This is the aspect that brought us Corona and a year of fears exploding. If we want to look at the immune system as a faith based system (it is after all ruled by Neptune the planet of our faith in what is beyond the visible realms) then this year has taught us about the power of what we believe.
The warrior planet Mars is teaching us something deep and true about our courage at this time. Courage is useless when everything is going great. It is only called upon when we must face our fears. This is why Mars rules the sign of Scorpio, the sign of confronting our fears that we may know more deeply our own strength, courage and power.
We have all been left at the altar in some way shape or form. Bared our soul and tender bellies only to have them scratched out in anguish. The warrior planet is rising each night as the midnight star to remind us to never let these experiences deter us from continuing to dedicate ourselves to love, truth and the protection of that which is sacred. If you desire courage, I encourage you to step outside and receive the light of Mars and ask that you be shown yours once again.
Mars and Venus opposed one another this week asking that we take a hard look at where we think the masculine and feminine principles cannot exist harmoniously. That to be deep, receptive, forgiving and feminine is contrary to our warrior strength. In fact, they are but two sides of the same essence- Source. For the divine masculine and feminine principles are but the primary division of the One, Truth, Source, God as you understand it. Therefore, we cannot be truly strong if we are not flexible, tender without courage, directed without openness.
Moon joined Venus on the 12th, marking the ignition of the Gate of Personal Power, the Solar Plexus, the center of our will and focused energy. It is like the Mars center of Venus. Aligning with the same day that we have the final Jupiter-Pluto meeting the heavens seems to say “Let your heart be cracked open and allow that deep effulgent, primordial power of love to ooze from every pore of your being. Sit inside it a while. Relish in the power of knowing your true, ineffable self. Now direct that through the Heart.”
Mars, traditional ruler of this lunation stationed direct Friday the 13th after nearly 3 months of retrograde. This aligning with the final Jupiter-Pluto conjunction carries a deep message around how we use our energy.
This year has been most vastly characterized by the Jupiter-Pluto meetings in Capricorn, and this final one is asking us to seek closure. The first time they met in January, our fears (Pluto) were expanded (Jupiter) as the media told the story of a virus that was killing a frighteningly large amount of people. We heard reports of a virus unlike anything ever seen before. That we should sanitize everything all the time or else this unkillable, phantom virus would surely take our lives and the lives of those we love.
Being in the sign of Capricorn, manifestations were seen in the expansions of government control, mandates and lockdowns. The coming Jupiter-Saturn joining may see more of this again. But most importantly our desire to be responsible, integitous members of society was activated as we were told to wear masks, to distance ourselves from the people and places we loved and sanitize like our lives depended on it. We were left in a room, looking at a screen to tell us what life was and all that was happening instead of being allowed to participate in it.
Two months later, just when we thought maybe things would improve, it got scarier, and the story of our fears got bigger once again.
Now, we have all had quite a bit of time to see more clearly what is going on for ourselves. Hopefully, with the help of Mars retrograding in Aries, now recently direct, we have done some inner work, spirit questing and thinking for ourselves. Observing and looking beyond, a little bit deeper and more truly at what is happening.
Now is the moment, inside of this New Moon, to get really real with the deep lessons that this year has brought up for us. The fears, whatever they have been are no longer as hidden, shocking or deniable.
Whatever they are for each of us, this lunation is the portal to place them in for transformation. To truly let them become our greatest super powers, for when we embrace our deepest wounds and direct them with determination towards being of service to love and healing, this is the promise- they will change the world.
This Moon holds some deep codes for healing, if we are willing to do the deep work. For isn’t that were the true healing truly comes from? Deep work like having connected, inspiring conversations. One where we tell our stories, our deepest truths and reflect on how we have grown spiritually from them. One where we appreciate how far we have come in spite of the challenges, and without discounting the ugly, uncomfortable parts of what got us here, because we know that it is this deep turmoil that has grown into our superpowers.
This is a time of looking starkly at our fears. Of lovingly releasing judgement around them. Engage the Cancerian mother’s love of acceptance and understanding and bring emotional connection to your fears. Embrace your little child and give them understanding for why you had those fears. Mostly. It is due to a lack of connection with source as divine and pure love that keeps us stuck in.
When we look at and surrender our fears into love, we can then take practical action towards sustainability and progress.
Allow this rendering of fear and hatred to dissolve into peace and love. The polarity created by “right and wrong” is designed to keep us apart. The outer world of politics and social struggles does not represent spiritual truths, only the struggle to reach them. No one side encompasses this at this time. But if we return to our hearts to embrace and develop this right now, we can then create from a full heart, filled with the love of source and help to co-create the world that reflects our hearts truth.
Pallas Athena holds a special key within this lunation to unlocking our personal power. She reminds us that there is always more than meets the eye, and that embracing wisdom within all of our actions grounds us to be the change we wish to see in the world.
Pallas Athena represents the part of the feminine that survived the rise of patriarchy. In order to survive, she turned against her sisters, and against parts of her feminine nature. She is also being reborn again in the Pluto-Jupiter sauce.
She is asking us to look at the parts of our own nature that we have denied in order to gain security and control. What sensitivities, tenderness, trust, community have we forsaken for safety and security? And actually look to see- do you truly feel more safe and secure as a result?
Or is there a falseness in this grasping? Where would you actually feel more whole, embodied, alive and complete in your life if you embraced your community, heart-connection and the joy that comes from being an active participant in the exchange of ideas in physical landscapes with other humans.
This lunation asks for us to truly process the wounds of separation that we have all collectively experienced this year and to make a final resolution as a result. Dig deep friends, for the power rendered from exploring our fears at this time may be the foundation upon which a new future is built. Seek and hold the vision of utopia within your heart as you dive into this potent New Moon.
Artwork: Autumn Skye Morrison
This Full Moon lands on Samhain and is also a blue moon- the second full moon in one month. Marking the half-way point between Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice, this is a time when the darkness overtakes the light for the Northern Hemisphere.
As the darkness grows, may we remember what the ancients knew- that the darkness is not evil, but the vast quantum field of potential out of which all possibility and matter are born.
This time of year, holds rich potential where we can bravely face our fears and embrace the things that frighten us and find that they aren’t so scary after all. In fact, it is in doing this that we tap our true power- confidence in who we are and what we believe, a knowing of the self that cannot be shaken by any outside force.
Saturn and Jupiter are in their final dash out of the sign of Capricorn, so this is wrap up time for all of the lessons they have been emphasizing and making you work for over the last year. Likewise, the Taurus Moon asks us to relax and find some pleasure in our lives. Let’s all pause and give ourselves and one another some credit for how well we have done this year in spite of the fear that is being fed almost everywhere we look.
The Taurus Full Moon is with game-changer Uranus. This can be a grand moment of awakening, or a moment of crisis. The choice is ours. The illumination of the Taurus Moon by Scorpio light begs us ask- what deep, unconscious collective fears are manifesting into the material realm right now? How are they affecting the material reality we live in? And if you can see this- then you can change it!
We can choose what information we take in, expose ourselves to and give energy to. Mercury squares Saturn from Libra during this lunation. We can choose again to dig deep for the stories that keep us stuck in old patterns, prevent our awakening and from living our true potential. We can choose fear and control, or we can choose to see and believe in the harmony and beauty all around us. We can believe that there is no possible resolution or we can take a fierce and valiant heart to the table each moment of every day.
Only a free mind, questioning and thinking critically can have any hope to see through the mess that is mass media at this time. Stay informed, but make sure to be informing the world with what you feel in your heart of hearts- cultivate your joy and gratitude actively. You are equally as much a creator of this world as anyone else.
The Taurus Moon is also with Black Moon Lilith, amplifying the voice of the scorned feminine within all beings and most importantly, the Earth herself. The Great Mother whose voice calls to be heard, whose mysteries ask to be explored like a tender lover. Let’s stop fearing the anger and rage born of oppression, but instead honor and hold it tender and dear and sacred so that it may be suddenly transformed into rich fertile soil.
For it is through our greatest failures that the determination to thrive and obtain abundance is found again. This moon allows the sudden up-leveling out of our stuckness around our self-worth, abundance and pleasure. We are leaving the age where self-sacrificing our magic, joy and worthiness to receive makes one admirable.
Instead, Uranus is calling us to radically embody our higher selves NOW. Not wait until a, b, and c are in place. But to act according to the highest version of you that you can imagine. Watch and see how you blossom.
This means we are also being asked to hold space for others to radically transform. Perhaps we can approach old relationships with a fresh curiosity. Venus, now in Libra is opposing Chiron in Aries is emphasizing how the intelligence of the heart has been wounded by proposed selfishness. Meaning, when we learn to truly listen and honor the truth within our hearts aligned with unconditional love, not what others tell us to think or want us to believe, we are actually serving the highest good for al beings.
This will naturally lead to peace and harmony in our relationships, but we must be willing to let go of where we have been taught this is selfish or wrong. Allow your soul to embody your temple fully and do not fear, we are each rising into our true power as healers and individuals through this Mars retrograde. If it feels lonely, seek more deeply your connection to source. The unconditional love that is always surrounding and inside of you.
Artwork: Collin Elder- The Mind of an Elder
Sometimes faith is like a fledgling bird- or like Venus moving in to oppose Neptune. She sits and cries from her nest, she teeters on the edge of imminent death contemplating her existence. She asks for help, but no one can do it for her. She has to believe that she can fly.
And in a moment, it is all realized, as her wings truly hold against the lift of the wind and she takes her first regal soar. And she realizes that she never had to do it alone, for the wind was surrounding her all along. Only she could make the choice to trust in what she couldn’t see, but only feel, deep inside her bones.
Profound moments are created by focusing our attention upon them. Each moment holds deeper meaning and unfoldment when we are able to hone our mental powers and observe the intelligent design of the universe moving through all things. Libra holds the keys to observing this intricate patterning and appreciating the perfection of a well-tuned image.
Scorpio Mercury retrograde from October 13- Nov. 3rd will dip back into Libra asking that we dip deep into the intimacy of relationships and have a little faith in the love and harmony available between all beings when we open ourselves to tender moments with others.
This Libra moon is not as light and fluffy as most of them. It is in square to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn asking- what in our current paradigm of social mores keeps us from connecting more truly and deeply with those around us?
Perhaps there is a hard conversation to be had. Perhaps we must reveal some vulnerability we would almost rather die than share. Yet Libra asks for faith in the ability to find peace and resolution in all things. That even when it seems impossible, and everyone and everything we have been taught says NO- that we actually CAN all be provided for. That even when life has shown us that love is out of reach, if we simply choose to believe in it, we can give it wings.
Mercury stationing retrograde opposite Lord of Revelation Uranus two days before the New Moon speaks volumes to the potential for rapid manifestations right now. But we must first reconcile the limiting beliefs that say it’s impossible. The beliefs stored deep within our subconscious.
The fears of not having enough, of not being worthy, of losing our security if we aren’t always happy and self-sacrificing. The belief that if we can’t see it, or it doesn’t subscribe to logical mainstream thought it’s impossible. The notion that the Earth is too polluted and the people to divided to ever know another Golden Age.
It’s time to shatter these- not just for ourselves, but for the sake of the rising consciousness of the entire planet! Oppositions represent the nature of duality; whose product is the sacred child- the thing born of the two. What will be the child of the deep inner workings of our minds and the rapid evolution of the planet at this time? Hint- whole world abundance and prosperity consciousness are just some of the options.
Venus just passed through the 5th gate in her Gemini cycle on October 13th. For the next month, she is activating the Heart chakra and asking that we find balance between the selfless service we offer and opening our hearts to receive. There is no better time than the present.
Communicating our needs with the courage to be vulnerable is emphasized within this lunation, along with holding space for what others may be going through. Listening. Actually listening to others and giving them the space to be giving in spite of what they are going through as well just may soften your heart a little more.
Mars is at his closest approach to Earth for 15 years- let you anger offer you space to contemplate why? Perhaps it will reveal the things that you hold most sacred in this world. Perhaps when released it will help fuel a long-awaited change in your life.
The warrior is retrograde along with Mercury until November 3rd, election day. Utilize these next few weeks to make a deep and long time coming commitment to yourself and your freedom in the world. The Warriess is there, sword in hand to cheer you on!
We come alive when we courageously witness one another’s’ humanness. Have you had this opportunity lately?
Quarantine or not, try and find safe ways to engage intimately with others- meaning sharing your feelings, fears, failures and humanness along with your hopes, visions and dreams.
The worst thing that could happen in these times is that we actually lose touch with our humanity. May we use this experience to become MORE human, more seen, more willing to see others and remember our common origin and destiny as a species.
Blessings and Humanness,
Alchemy- by Serpent Fire
Virgo reminds us that we are Children of Earth. That there is a Divine Order in all things. And of the deep gratitude we can tap for all that this beautiful planet provides each of us through sacred service.
If we feel overwhelmed, we can look to create more order in our lives. If we are stuck in resentment or judgement, we can offer selfless service to whomever we are frustrated with, and if this is not available to the Earth, which benefits us all.
Service comes in many forms- and through Virgo it is in the offering our Sacred Work. All of us have experienced a shift in our plans for the future- has it provided you the space for some new desire or soul urge? Some gift within you that you have always wanted to share with the world? Seeds of this may be planted in this New Moon with supreme potency.
There may be tendencies towards criticism and judgement when in the Virgo essence- because she is seeking always to find divine order and spot what is out of place within that. This is why she makes such a beautiful healer.
But if this sense of analysis is out of balance, to heal this, we move into the opposite sign of Pisces- where we remember that chaos both precedes and follows order, it is the birth place of it and where it is always going.
It is from chaos that new things are born, and it is from Order that we return to peace again. It is in the imaginal realms that we dream new realities into being and order maintains these realities so long as they still serve. Evolution requires both and all of the stages of the dance. And they are all a part of the Divine Order, if we have eyes to see.
These Virgoan themes of discernment vs. criticism may likely show up in our relationships with Mercury in Libra as we are learning collectively what equality and balance feels like as a species.
There is much to heal before all of the pain is moved and soothed by love- but Venus is square to Uranus reminding us that when we move out of self-centered perspectives and into honoring the entirety of the planet, the magic of the age of Grace can transcend us into a more beautiful and equal world in but an instant.
With the New Moon in square to the Nodes of Fate, we are collectively making choices to honor the many perspectives, instead of holding to religiously held beliefs that no longer serve the highest good for all.
Moving towards the South Node, this Moon asks us to actively analyze what old programs are running that keep us from being able to connect with those around in an authentic way. Surrender them to the Earth, scatter them to the Wind- they know how to transform them.
These old beliefs, when we analyze them through the Virgo lens, are revealed as wounds, and will be highlighted for healing in the coming Full Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron. We are in an age that celebrates individuality, but there is a shadow to this.
It is loneliness.
If we are seeking to differentiate ourselves and our gifts so much that we feel isolated or without a sense of belonging or service, we have fallen out of balance.
This Moon asks we offer to the darkness that which keeps us separate, so that we can be wholly ourselves, but not totally alone in it. That our beautiful unique light may still serve the collective, drenched in luscious meaning within the soul.
The age of the karmic hamster wheel and the entrenchment of spirit in matter is transforming via the Gods in the sign of Capricorn. The Age of Grace is upon us. Anchored in love, the values of the heart and with clear aim of new and fluid morals; we can co-create this new world that honors all equally.
This Virgo Moon is about healing, feeling our pain, identifying it and, just maybe, surrendering some of our self-centered perspective in order to rise up and out into Eagle Vision with Jupiter who has just stationed direct.
This signals to me that true social responsibility must include a set of clearly defined values that move beyond ourselves, and into the sacred. Ask the darkness to reveal to you the sacred within your own heart tonight. Perhaps it grows up out of the Earth and into your body.
Virgo clearly views the sacred order knowing there is magic at work that is inside her, but that is far greater than her simultaneously. In this truth, she offers her humble service to the highest good of all beings.
If we are stuck in resentment, judgment, frustration or anger with the Aries retrograde planets, may we remember the power of selfless service in honor of the Divine.
May we leave gifts for the birds and the squirrels. May we thank the Sun for shining and the rain for cleansing. May we remember the power of ritual as focused intent that is real magic and alchemy.
In Humble Service,
Go forth into the mystic
What dreams do you dream?
Weigh the proportions of symbols
And wipe the lens clean
For it’s now or never
The child does cry
That we must learn to dream
Or else we die
But be not so morbid
Or sad or forlorn
For it is this space
From which life is born
For to live is to die
And to die is to live again
And the Ouroboros turns
There seems to be no truly “easy” lunation of 2020. A year that is beyond transformative, beyond words to describe it, as we are yet inside of it. But there is always the Pisces Moon- the one where poetry and dreaming brings healing again, if we choose it. If we choose to become conscious dreamers, where the dreamer and the dream become one. Where we can touch upon the true magic of our eternal selves.
Emotions are high with a Piscean Moon, but the waters are rich and fragrant. What will you place in your stew? Is it the stewing anger and frustration of a soon to be retrograde Aries Mars? The deep relational underworld Persephone torture of Venus opposing the Capricorn stellium? Where does the tortured soul get to be birthed bearing a golden egg?
Jupiter, ruler of the expansive waters of the Fishes lies in the Realms of Saturn close to Pallas Athena- Goddess of Wisdom, Strategy and healing. Uranus joins the Wise Goddess, Sun and Moon to liberate us from the heavy, material based work we have been entrenched in this year. Sun in Virgo offers us lift when in our liberation, we maintain reverence for the Earthly realm of the Mother, the Earth and our body as home and temple.
It is said nothing can exist in the imagination that is not real. Interdimensional reality is but reality. Reality is but a being we can sit and have a cup of tea with. Negotiate terms, write new story lines, hold each other and cry and dream a new world with. How will you dream your new reality asking to be born now?
Whatever addiction, illusions and delusions that have weighed us down this past year- be it in the form of control or escape, this Lunation illuminates and offers propulsion out of them through deep forgiveness of ourselves. For this world can be harsh, and our souls are sensitive. For all is one and one is all and we can be in compassion for ourselves and others to heal it. Here we create change through allowing and dreaming, not forcing or avoiding.
Pisces is the realm of vibrational frequencies. Just as in the ocean the fish feels the presence of other beings through the currents of the waters, in this Moon we can feel and sense more than just the material realm. We swim with heightened awareness of the potency of healing modalities that are seemingly “invisible”. Song, sound, energy, light, water, reiki and communication with other realms are all heightened under Pisces.
As Mars prepares to station retrograde Sept. 9th, the Warrior’s quest for space to swing his sword will be turned inward- into the vast expanses of the inner Self. What will he find there? What demons to slay? What goddesses to serve and protect? What dreams to liberate?
The intentions set to know ourselves more deeply in the Leo New Moon two weeks ago gain vision now. This vision may be held as the grail we seek through our inner Martian realms in the coming months. The seed of our own potential is awaiting, pulsing through our veins. Like all seeds, it must die for the sprout to be born.
As we are collectively rewriting everything that is structure, power and control in 2020 it’s easy to see on the macro scale- but has your gaze turned inward? The Virgo priestess Sun discriminates- but Pisces breeds compassion. Healing cannot happen if we are only approaching it on the physical plane. Soul work for now, is the name of the game, and bless Pisces for making the possibility of healing more palpable.
However you choose to engage with this lunation, may you be offered a moment to stare into this Moon’s light, let your vision soften and open to the Mystic Vision awaiting you. Perhaps she sings you a song, channels a poem or opens your extra-senses to new vibrations.
May we surrender sweetly into the strategic dreaming that allows propulsion out of escape/control patterns- both within and without. The propulsion out of whatever “stuckness” we have been feeding into may be fueled with tears, cries, songs or rage. It is all OK. Find the hearts that will courageously and sweetly hold the vision with you, of which beautiful New World you wish to land in. Hope to see you there.
Art by Daniele Noel
Like the light of the Sun, each one of us lights up this world. Each one brings a gift. Each shift is a gift. Leo sparks our power of manifestation, and the Leo New Moon each year is a powerful time to set intentions around how we want to shift our relationship to ourselves, our ability to share affection and gratitude for others in our lives and how we want to express ourselves, sharing our divine light with the world.
Mercury, trickster and messenger, story-teller and merchant sits with this New Moon. He is on the far side of the Sun right now, channeling from deep space at lightning speed. Disseminating wisdom of the Leo variety into our hearts and minds. He supports us in playfully re-writing stories about ourselves, our hearts, how we give and receive love and play in this world.
The New Moon and Mercury take the place of one of the wings of a kite formation, the other wing being Mars, the south node as the rudder giving direction to the north node in Gemini that leads the flight. Life may be offering us opportunities to better channel our anger, drive and frustration in the face of whatever challenges we may be experiencing, inner or outer, align with our heart and be willing to reassess our beliefs that we may rise into new flight with innocence, curiosity and learning.
We may be presented with opportunities to express ourselves and receive others’ expressions of their truth in new ways. Perhaps we can express ourselves by saying not that “this is the way it is, “ but “this is how I have experienced this“. Then, if we wish to experience things differently, we can support one another in shifting our stories and lenses. Leo and Mercury invite us to make it light, playful and innocent.
Leo validates the truth of our own hearts as reflection of the truth of the whole Universe. Leo deepens us into our self-love, reminding us that we are a reflection of the sacred all in every single moment. This Moon is an opportunity to set new intentions for how you want to experience yourself, love yourself and share the riches of your soul with others.
The battle of right and wrong has been well and alive lately, but the stars seem to be saying that this is an age of awakening to the validity and truth of each individual‘s experience. It may be challenging if we are on a spiritual path or any path that can easily appear as righteous, or get caught up in the belief that there is a right and wrong way to respond to things, feel about things or experience them.
Perhaps anger, depression, sadness, pulling away from life are not the wrong responses, but just simply the ones that we have available to us either through modeling, programming or lack of other ways. We can both accept and love ourselves, and seek to find the gift in the shift that manifests life feeling more full, beautiful and honoring of ourselves and others.
Uranus stationed retrograde in Taurus days before this New Moon until January 13/14 20201. The Lord of Lightning speaks to our ability to radically transform within to find new ways to respond. The kind of transformation that is not a change of behavior cultivated through self-discipline, but of revelatory realization within ourselves of what is truly important to us- that leads to outer changes effortlessly. The birth of the New Earth and Paradigm begins within.
Coupled with the wisdom of Leo this says that if we are stuck in patterns of response that were given to us from the outside, perhaps it is time to look inside for new ways. This lunation opens a portal out of the intense eclipses of the past two months and asks- what have you learned about yourself, and what are you willing to do with it? The vastness of the Universe lives in each of us, and new creative ways of expression are available to us now. The art is in letting go, while holding the vision of where we want to go.
Venus is still in Cancer wanting tender reception. At her maximum elongation as Morning Star she may be illuminating relationship work, deep wells of emotion or creativity that are ready to be seen. She is releasing any blockages to the third eye in her current dance with the Moon.
Engage practices that help clear your mind, engage in meditations with visualizations, see what images have been blocking your clear vision, paint new ones. Perhaps conjure visions of what deeply secure and satisfying relationships might look like in your life- surrounded and held by the support of family, friends and tribe.
Mars preparing to station retrograde in early September and applying to a square with Saturn may mean the expression of or personal truth lies in forming gentle boundaries, but sometimes boundaries look simply like replacing old responses with new ones. It may mean opening our hearts to give and receive truth and love in a way that does no harm but still honors our truth.
May we take the opportunity to shower ourselves and those around us with love and appreciation for all that we are, for all that we have come through and how well we are doing in spite of the great challenges we are all facing at this time. In this beautiful New Moon, may we celebrate each other’s’ beauty, celebrate each person’s celebration of themselves, celebrate ourselves and power of knowing ourselves.
The Light in Me Honors the Light in You,
Artwork: Joshua Mays “Union”
As we climb the proverbial Jacob’s ladder towards the ascension of humanity, we must, if we are to include humanitarian values as a part of the destination look down and extend an open hand to those just below who may be struggling to get a leg up. If the hierarchical analogy makes you uncomfortable, perhaps a more complex vision is suitable and undoubtedly more true.
We can imagine a stream branching through the forest. There are logs and leaves blocking the flow where the river cannot pass. There are side streams that seem to lead to nowhere. Yet there are bears and birds and beavers to help clear the flow for the passage of the water. There are gifts given by water diverted from the main-stream. New ponds lending to new life. There are lakes fed and springs replenished. There are swimming holes and beaches.
There is no wrong path in the river. But there are at times great man-made dams, blocking flow and stagnating life. Flooding ancient canyons once resplendent in beauty and sight for sacred ceremony. And these too may be washed away by the sands of time themselves. But there is a common thread in each and every being and element that shapes the flow of life- consciousness. Have you tapped yours lately?
An Aquarian Full moon calls for the illumination of the consciousness of our interconnection. While we are certainly Earth-beings, here to walk and live a truly human life amongst the plants and animals, we are also children of the stars. Capable of directing the flow of our own consciousness. This does not make us “Gods” in the controlling and dominating sense of the word (although many would choose to believe so) This actually makes us each an integral thread in the great tapestry of creation. We are not powerless, and yet we are not all powerful. Not even those sitting on millions, or trillions of captured energy in the form of hoarded money.
The dance of life is a sacred dance. Aquarius sees the sacred in the Cosmic vision- the ability to transcend being just Earthly beings, into being star-beings. For even the Earth was born of stars. And even those who are struggling, depressed, feeling broken or lost are worthy and able to burn bright enough to illuminate the heavens. To honor this moon, we must honor that we each have something to offer.
There is truth in Oneness and there is truth in separateness. It seems we must honor both that all beings are interconnected and that we also have individual sovereignty. We therefore cannot wait around for the greater “collective representatives” to make decisions that control our individual freedoms, and we cannot as an individual control the outcome of life. It is a dance that is as complex as nature. The grand-cross in this Full Moon chart encourages contemplation of these ideas, stimulating us to form a new relationship to them.
“Each one must teach one” is an African proverb that encouraged African slaves in America who had learned to read or write to teach others that they may rise into their own power. Saturn in Capricorn, ruler of the New Moon sits opposite Mercury in Cancer in the midst of a grand-cross requiring that we face the strategic manipulation of information and education in order to control particular groups. Modern slavery is not a suggestion, it is a fact. And it beings in the home and the places of Cancer- the Mother. This opposition highlights oppression that has its roots in the home and its structure in the government- from media propaganda and education based on district income to the generational trauma that handicaps women and mothers to even be able to empower their children.
The subtle power of words is not to be underestimated. Oppression is woven into our language, memes and catch-phrases. To become aware of this and take back the power of words is being brought to the surface as one of our greatest tools for change and empowerment by the North Node’s journey through Gemini for the next year. Words hold power, for when we speak or write words we spell spells into the web of reality. This Moon may illuminate the spells we have been unconsciously casting for generations.
This work may not be easy, but it is beyond necessary. Social responsibility begins with the individual and feeds into the collective. How can we support those around us and ourselves in choosing love, when we have been programmed to choose the self over all else? This is not to say we abandon ourselves, but that if we seek love as the highest aim then when we make decisions in this world we consider the larger web of which we are a part of. This includes choosing to care for ourselves as an act of caring for others, not as an attempt to beat others to some delusional prize.
Mercury in Cancer begs that we begin rewriting our ancestral stories from the inside out. This beings around the dinner table, the hearth fire. We can choose to tell and retell the stories that entrench ours or others weaknesses or those that honor our strengths, triumphs and our ability to grow and transcend. It is also true that the impacts of trauma can make it feel impossible to even begin to rewrite our stories. This is where we need one another- supporting and loving and compassionately showing up, lending a hand and encouraging one another’s growth.
Venus sits wit the North Node in an in conjunct with Saturn- She asks that we make adjustments in the hard rules ad structures in order to attain a world of peace, harmony and beauty. The ancient practice of storytelling is a cultural tool which we are being asked to reclaim. Let’s make it beautiful! Let’s use some discernment. We can look at the stories we follow through news, entertainment and the many forms of modern myth we partake in that solidify the current power structure’s agenda. We are not just receivers, we are also creators of these stories. When we gather around the fire, may we rewrite and spell a world of equality and harmony amongst Earth and all of Her children into being.
We each have something to teach in these times that can help free one another from the grand oppression and control systems that stand in the way of the freedom of humanity today. Be it the stories about our own privilege, oppression, growth, the way we have found forgiveness or compassion, or simply of our own experience so that others may have the opportunity to understand another’s struggles. We can both speak to the truth of our reality and see that we can shift our perspective on it in order to create a different one. We must also consciously cultivate the values of a world we want to live in within ourselves and daily lives in order to responsibly create this new reality.
The Sun in Leo is in square to Uranus in Taurus, modern ruler of Aquarius. They are saying that if individual power means the destruction of harmony, the Earth and sustainable relationships then something is greatly out of balance. But the realization of our ability to suddenly transform our relationships to both Earth and other humans can heal and bring the awakening of the human spirit and the truth of Oneness and interconnection. These values must be chosen and will require humility, courage and strength of community. I pray that we each can tap into our soul family that will make this transformation as beautiful and graceful as it can be.
Blessings and Stardust,
Artwork by Jahbulani Ori- “The Ndebele Creator”
To see more of his beautiful art visit jahbu.com
To have three major astrological events aligning like this is truly powerful. I do not have to use astrology to show you that. Just pick up any media device and you will see the collective upheaval of emotion, rage and pain being brought to the surface. But have you felt this coming for some time? Cancer mysteries are about the knowing beyond the mind. The knowing that comes from deep within the belly and chest. Just as a mother knows what her child needs, even if they can’t speak it. Did something inside you always know that we would see great changes in our lifetimes?
The possibilities of potential outcomes surely frighten us all. When I look for comfort right now, it is in all of the beautiful people, hearts and minds I know who are tirelessly fighting for justice, truth and equality for all in their own ways. It is in the vision I hold and cultivate for the future. I want to thank each of you for doing your part. I commit to using my privilege, gifts and strengths to help foster a world where all beings are treated as equal to other beings, worthy of respect, security, safety, reparation, freedom, justice, access to resources, abundance and the ability to rise into their highest potential and share their unique contribution to the world supported.
The chosen ignorance and avoidance of the brutality of the current system seems to be coming to a head, something that astrology has seen coming with the current Saturn/Pluto/Jupiter placements in Capricorn for some time. We live in unprecedented times, and many who would not see before are beginning to see now why there has been so much talk of this time in our collective story. Venus retrograding in Gemini has opened the channels for voices and minds of the oppressed to be heard now. But it is by the action and courage of those actually doing it that the collective heart pulse can be heard.
This New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse is at 0 degrees of
Cancer is on the June Solstice. It occurs
at the same time that we have our solstice points aligned to the Center of the Milky
Way Galaxy (roughly 27’ Sagittarius) and the Galactic Edge (roughly 27; Gemini).
This occurs only twice every 26,000 years.
This is the alignment that astrologers like Daniel Giamarrio
of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery school have pinpointed as why the ancients
predicted this time as one of the most critical moments in the shifting of the
great ages. We are shifting from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. But far more significantly, we are ending a 26,000-year
cycle and beginning a new one. This is
why these times have been spoken of as the end of time, a time when we
literally watch an old world die and a new one be born.
This eclipse squares Mars in Pisces, revealing the rage that can emerge when the truth of others’ experiences is shoved under the rug in an attempt to escape what frightens us. Fear is absolved by awakening to the truth that we do not have to suffer if we are willing to seek our own empowerment. Sometimes we have no other choice. Cancer says it is OK to ask for help. She speaks to the truth that we absolutely need to honor our interconnectedness if we are going to make it through these wild times and into a world we actually want to live in. For we truly cannot do something to another without doing the same to ourselves.
While those in power may want to control the outcome, we hold the power of being the great majority of the people. Let us pray that the vast majority seek to vision a world that is just, whole, regenerative, loving, safe and humane. Not one based on seeking and maintaining power and control through greed. The eclipse occurring on solstice and in the sign of Cancer begs us to honor the sacred feminine in all her forms- mother, child, Earth, hearts, community, education and the right to feel safe and held on this beautiful planet- the same we would want for any child.
The upcoming eclipse on July 4th/5th is with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Seeking to control and maintain power will be futile with aspects like these, but they can still create great suffering. Natural law proves that old structures that are not regenerative must break down and give way to new ones in order to support life in its evolution. Nature shows us consistently that systems which do not do this will ultimately fail. But when they do, energy is released for growing anew. We must be prepared to utilize the energy that is being released now, and in the coming years, to consciously and co-creatively activate a new future that we want to live in.
The nodes give us clues as to how to do this. This eclipse occurs on the North Node,
opposite the South node in Sagittarius.
Old philosophies that do not honor truth will continue to be spotlighted
in order for their release and transformation over the next years. The way into new philosophy is to return to being
a student. Learning, researching,
liberating knowledge, freeing our minds.
The internet has become increasingly censored over the past months, have
you noticed? If we are to progress on a collective
evolutionary level at this time we must preserve our access to knowledge and
information like never before. This may
be through creating a library, using alternative browsers, gathering and
sharing knowledge, voting, protesting, enrolling in classes and teaching what
Additionally, the New Moon in Cancer with the North Node can bring in visions and manifestations of the New Earth for the next year and a half. Cancer is about protection- of our homes, loved ones, food security, the Earth, family, the young and women. The astrology of now and the coming years speaks to further destabilization in order to transform us out of the ways that have bred sickness in the world. Cancer shows the way towards security is through safe emotional bonds, thinking of the collective and nurturing a relationship to the Earth. Like the mother who tirelessly grows soil, medicine and food, preserving it for her people. Like the father who hunts and works to provide for the family’s long term security of resources.
The wise mother knows she must also care for herself if she
hopes to be able to care for others. May
we listen tenderly to our needs so as not to deplete ourselves. Water heals and moves emotions. So too do your tears. They cleanse the world of suffering through
feeling- a powerful magical tool. We are
like teardrops of centuries of pain. Be
free. Be alive. It is our destiny to be here at this time,
otherwise it would not be so. If we are
here, we have what it takes. May we
embody the heart of the Great Mother and all of her joy, pride and hope for her
young sweet ones.
It is only together, with hands and hearts united that we
can co-create a world that is just and free for all. It takes all perspectives. The one and the many are in fact but two
sides of the same truth.
In Love and Solidarity,
Lohmuller Gyuri- Through the Time
The Holy Mountain…and the Gentle Wind
Truth is on the move
Try and catch it
An empty hand
But the owl sits on your left shoulder
Calling out the parts unseen
A full heart
And the people stand
Together on the holy mountain
As the winds speaks messages
Who will listen
To her gentle song
Sung out from the Sun?
That the whole truth
And nothing but the truth
Honor the many
And the One
Old claims to righteousness are falling away now
They may expand in a grasp for power
But now is the time of honoring the power of truth
The many make the whole
Peer into the Sun and see Venus
The Terrestrial and the Celestial hearts
United as one
And hear the secret of ages
That as above, so below
As below, so above
Sagittarius is about truth.
Represented by the symbol of the arrow, it is the questing and
penetrating passion to know the closest truth of this reality one can know. The sign of teachers, philosophers, morality,
law- both natural and human interpreted, religion and faith- the eclipses that
will be highlighting Sag, along with its polarity of Gemini for the next year
and a half, will surely enlighten and enthrall, challenge and surprise.
This is the first of many eclipses that will take place in Sagittarius/Gemini,
so it is wise to pay attention to what arises now to foresee where the
collective evolution of humanity is driving in the coming year. Take notes, journal and reflect in order to prepare
the inner work that will allow the highest potential to stream through the
dragon portal eclipses.
Make some time if you can to sit with the peak of this
eclipse and ask Venus, who sits with Sun and opposite Moon, to see more clearly
the truth of your own heart. The truth
of the world you wish you live in, your role in it and particularly what ideologies
we have been spoon fed that have made us sick.
They are ready to move and open space for what will be streaming in
during the big eclipse coming up on the Summer Solstice in a couple weeks.
Venus is at the heart of her retrograde in Gemini- the sign of words and the mind. The voices of those long silenced are rising. Information, once hidden or ignored, is revealed. Gemini as the sign that speaks and names things, cries out now from the heart- to speak the names of those human lives taken through deceit- be it through covid, systematic disempowerment, genocide, prejudice or other. This year is a breaking point for the lies and deceit used to steal the parts of our vast human potential and sequestered to a few in their attempt to consolidate power through violence, psychological manipulation and greed.
Those long silenced who are courageous enough to speak the names, call out what they see and fight for the right of the human heart to be honored as sacred in each and every single individual that ever takes a breath on this planet have reached their moment. We must expose the old beliefs that served the few and not the many that were the seed of our present fruit if we wish to grow something that is not rotten before it can ripen.
But do we see the seed that grew them? Do we see the planter? This lunation is amping up our vision to dig
to the root of the beliefs that have been lodged in the subconscious of the
people through media, brainwashing and secret agendas. Just as when we grow a garden, we must decide
which plants we wish to cultivate and which are detrimental to the vision we
are seeking to grow.
First, we must seek a vision. Find and hold it. Nurture and water it. Eclipses promise that while they may take out things that no longer serve, something new will surely move into its place. May we hold true to the vision of our highest hearts. Anchored in love and peace. This is not to say there is not a need for weeding out the noxious ideologies of the past, but if we do not re-plant that soil consciously, something just as terrible may move into their place.
This work is not for the faint of heart, but luckily there
are many roles to play in this drama. We
need peace-keepers, farmers, mothers, children, fathers, sisters, brothers,
friends, those in service, nurturers, healers, teachers, warriors, artists and
more. Cultural artists heed the call
now. There is more than one way to use
your voice, reclaim your power and be the change you want to see now. If astrology teaches us anything, its that
every single part of the whole is a vital activation of the one human
heart/mind that we collectively stream in and out of.
As Venus sits in the heart of the Sun- ask her to reveal to you what sacred role you are to play in this pivotal moment in herstory. Perhaps we should call it Ourstory. Ask how your voice and your heart can be more closely aligned. Ask to know your inner truth gracefully, that you may use your voice more authentically. Seek to understand the perspective of others more truly. Ask what are the fierce delusions and inertia are ready to go through this eclipse portal that you may rise into your true purpose. We can stay in the nightmare, or we can wake up, analyze the symbols and use the information available to make the choices most aligned with our hearts.
For if we continue to dis-clude any humans from the whole of humanity our future will continue to fragment until our species falls apart. But if we can see the whole within each individual, and honor each individual within the whole as equally sacred, perhaps and just maybe, we will glimpse something of the great peace we can create together.
In Peace and Solidarity for All,
Artwork: Plenty by Autumn Skye Morrison
With the season of Gemini comes the time of the pollinators. Those that fly, hum, buzz and chirp with delight at the variety of fresh nectars to taste of and behold in natures Queendom. To flirt, play, joke, question, learn and be ever curious are the past-times of this sign.
In a time when our ability to move around is limited, we must look to new ways to engage our Mercurial senses. To feed and nourish them with the variety of inputs they require, to hold to the social responsibility needed at this time for sure, but oh so much more. This lunation asks us to open our Hearts and Minds and unite as one as she reveals new levels of integrity and consciousness within the human community
With Saturn and Pluto aspected by this New Moon more
information is coming in that may return us to a perspective of love and
understanding through our heart-mind faculties as a species. But this information should be questioned
against the bell of truth in the heart and tested by the logic of the mind as
Neptune is at play. We may have to give
time for the function of this information to become clear- look to the coming
Full Moon is Sagittarius for illumination.
For now, La Luna asks that we clean our lenses, wipe our
brow and enjoy the company of loved ones safely- and with a watchful eye for
the relationship patterns emerging now.
Set intentions for the shifting perspectives as they stream in. Where can we communicate with more honesty,
integrity and de-personalized perspective?
Align yourself to that which you value most and watch as the Universe
Set powerful and meticulous intentions for how you want to
re-dream your daily routine, relationships, values, communication and your
sacred connection to the All- the Mind.
Mercury listens when we open our minds, cleansing and purifying the
lenses that we may receive vision true and bright, to live the best lives we
can- for ourselves, for others.
To understand our multiplicitous reality requires the skill
of Mercury’s home sign Gemini. Mercury is
very close to Venus marrying the Heart and the Mind and asking of us the
same. To see beauty more clearly as the
aim. To remember our ancestors are not
to blame- for perhaps they were us, and our children’s children will be
again. Remembering that the study of the
multiplicity must also contain the truth of oneness.
As Venus’s backwards sparkle into the Sun bodes that
relationships be revised, visions and dreams may hold information- but the key
is always in the heart. Purify your
heart space, allow it to be cleansed with compassion. For now is the time when humanity stands
shoulder to shoulder in the great endeavor of building a new Earth. What do you see?
Cities and states around the U.S. are relaxing their rules
around Covid lockdown measures. This
time has been much like the cocoon phase of the Butterfly’s lifecycle, an
animal closely akin to Gemini. Yet, we
cannot rely on governmental structures and lawmakers to guide the development
of culture any longer. We each must
decide what feels truly safe and how best to honor the health of our at-risk
loved ones. This require gathering safely
in our communities to decide what is best for us, always thinking of the
greater whole simultaneously.
The South Node of the Moon has moved into Sag and the North
Node into Gemini- old philosophies and religiously held beliefs that have
become stale in the new era are ready to dematerialize into the spirit realm
for transmutation. It is time to focus
on the details, the small thoughts and beliefs, the rudimentary structures of
the universe and our perspective of it that create the sacred geometric field
through which we gaze into the material realm- and through which we manifest. If you are human, your perspective is valid
and your magic is potent.
As we begin to step out into the world more and more, notice how you have changed. How have your values shifted? What is now imperative to your heart’s mission and desires that was not there before? Nurture it. Feed it new information and most importantly have fun. With 4 planets retrograde this is a time for reflection, but Gemini wants to play so try and honor that need as best you can. We are emerging with glistening eyes, bright and shiny and innocent like the child and yet can access the wisdom necessary to keep strong cultural protocol to protect that which matters most to us and cultivate it consciously.
We have all suffered a great loss of our elders and loved ones from this physical plane. While the world is different for many, it is laden with greif for others. Laughter is an ancient medicine, celebrate the lives of those who have passed on during this time together.
Perhaps, as the ancients knew, those that transition from this world are not gone but transformed into a new state into which we can still peer and receive messages, their love enveloping us and guiding us. The collective subconscious is asking to be heard, worked with and remembered once again. Messages may come in plant, bird, insect or animal form.
Remember that your soul is ancient. It knows things that cannot be explained with cognitive faculty alone. But this skill must be tested, scientifically cultivated, through evidence and experience to reveal a new type of sight. To see with the third eye- the inner eye and REALeyes new and ancient magic that has been lying dormant in the Earth for centuries, awaiting our remembering. Clue- the Trinity holds the key.
We are all undergoing a collective initiation that we may not have seen coming, but it is an opportunity for us to rewrite our stories as a species, as families and as individuals. This may be the first time we have lived through something like this, but it is not the first time for humanity. To be human is to know how to live in harmony with the Universe, how to be resilient and adaptable to the new. There are cultural protocols, solutions, lessons to be learned, new information to gather and distill and above all- a great opportunity.
This is the time to honor and cultivate that ancient human sense of knowing that is beyond the artificial limitations placed by modern science upon the brain. Once we break old beliefs, we free up energy to shift our reality. Perhaps as we learn more about how the Heart and mind are meant to function in unison we shall see a new humanity born, or reborn , or both.
May this be a Moon of conscious visioning, of the seeding of the little things that make up the big picture of the world we wish to re-emerge into, a world we can actively co-create together. For the Magic of Mercury is knowing the magic of the Mind. Right now Mercury asks, which flowers will we choose to pollinate?
To the New and Beautiful,
Artwork- Susan Seddon Boulet
On the tails of Beltane- the celebration of Sun at 15’
Taurus, we find ourselves at the Scorpio Full Moon. Taurus is like the fresh breeze in spring. Scorpio is the rushing stream. Intently subtle as it surges unto everything
and nothing, unto the ocean, the deep waters of the primordial where it may
return to itself. He is the Green Man,
yearning in our bones for love, for truth, for the eternal penetrating below
every surface that he touches. For him,
quiet hours can only lead to deeper contemplation and hidden truths are
Taurus is the breeze.
She is the lush magnetic force of plants. The florescence of flowers fully blossomed,
singing out to their winged lovers to taste of their nectar. She beckons us into comfort, into stillness,
into Beingness. She is content to
receive the gifts that Scorpio has dug up from the deep dark secret places in
exchange for her sweet scent. Hers is
the magic of manifestation and the Earthly Realms. The scorpion knows of magic, a knowing beyond
We cannot explain the things we know without knowledge or
experience. Deep within our psyche lies
a serpent that is wise beyond anything a mortal life could attain. The serpent holds a deep and penetrating
knowledge, some would call it the knowledge of Good and Evil. A knowledge of unseen, of dreams and visions,
of things some would rather not see.
But the serpent reserves all judgement. To her still gaze the
mysteries of the cycles of time have been revealed. First, as a single thread of time. Then, as many strands woven into a braid, and
then braids woven with layers upon layers of time cascading, as if across a
great tapestry. Revealing the turning of
ages as the masterpiece of a great weaver in the sky.
The serpent holds the secrets of how life force moves
through the threads of the Great Tapestry.
She radiates this pure creative life force. She undulates with the rhythms of time,
knowing them to be cyclical, not circular.
And she basks in the warmth of the seemingly still Sun, knowing all of
the secrets of its inner fire.
The Sabian Symbol for the 18th degree of Scorpio is
“A PATH THROUGH WOODS BRILLIANT WITH MULTICOLORED SPLENDOR.
KEYNOTE: The exalted feeling of a work well done and a
truly consummated life.
The person who has lived with faith the transpersonal life —
the life through which spirit radiates creatively — can experience
blessedness and peace, even though his or her cycle of experience nears its
end. It has been a life full of seed. The seeds are hidden perhaps, yet they
are filled with the power to overcome cyclic death. The soul is at peace. The
clear autumnal sky silently intones the great message: “Well done, little
-Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala
To know of the deeper secrets of this reality belongs to the
Scorpio Mysteries. The sign signifying
Mystery itself, and the deep yearning within each of us to know it more
closely. Taurus is what makes us go “Mmmmmm.”
Scorpio is what makes us howl.
What sends jolts of ecstasy through our being so strong we think we
might die, and don’t care. For it is in
these spaces we can glimpse something of the other side, and can take
inspiration in the small and great deaths that remind us of the forgotten truth
of what lies beyond this dimension.
The coming week is full of major shifts with 2 planets
changing signs and 2 planets turning retrograde. Most significantly Venus, retrograde on May
12/13, is spending months in the sign of
Gemini and in a square with Neptune. With
the North Node of Destiny recently in Gemini, this Venus retrograde will have a
lot to teach us about what the eclipses of the next couple years will be about.
How we relate is in a deep process of transmutation. This includes how we communicate, gather and
engage in groups, express our deepest feeling of fear and love, how we relate
to the Earth, our embodiment and our divinity. On this Moon, intentions around knowing our
creative life force and cultivating the will to direct it are amplified. First, we must contend with our duties to the
collective, and reflect on our personal philosophy on the right use of that
power. Pluto retrograding until October
will afford us plenty of time.
We may be confronted by delusions of things seeming too good
to be true or like a nightmare come to life.
We may feel tempted to swing in one direction or another, to latch on and
then detach. Maintain focus on what is truly important to you. Cultivate compassion for everything and one
that you see, most of all yourself. Feel
into your heart for truth.
In a time of budding trans-humanism we need not reject or
cling to our humanity, nor our divinity.
We are both and both must be honored.
The collective evolutionary up-leveling we are experiencing right now
does not require our participation, but can be shaped and directed with our
consciousness. Like the serpent we can
see the deeper truths spiraling. Like
the human, we can cherish and celebrate this life and all the things that are
dear to us in it, and live in a way that honors and protects it, while knowing
that all things have their time.
We can all help anchor the new celestial visions streaming
in by grounding into our bodies, hearts and minds. Wolf is said to be symbolic
of the balance between our instinctual natures and pack mentality. It is the attention to our inner knowing in
balance with the highest good of the tribe.
It is independent and loyal.
Call on Wolf medicine this lunation as you feed your senses
and your soul in whatever healthy ways you can but most importantly- maintain a
true heart connection with those you love and the things that light you up. Social responsibility and the power of the individual
to affect the whole is a powerful lesson for all of us right now. I know we are in varying circumstances and I
send my prayers out to all who have lost loved ones in these times, I share in
This is a dawning, and a setting. Decorative visage is not cutting it
anymore. We need a truth that is
unshakable, for it is malleable and adaptable to being. It is a new expanse upon which our gaze must
open to seeing something new. It’s
discovery is apparent only in the search. It is a Full Moon rising. It
does not come of surrender or controlling, but of assuming our own authority,
purifying the will, aligning with love and directing the serpent fire
within. The valor that rises is like a brilliant
sun amidst dawn’s grey-scale sky.
Through inspiration and inner-reflection may we rise in a
collective howl to the Scorpio Moon- Moon of power, moon of the mysteries of
life, death and rebirth. Whatever is
birthing in you, I wish you the most beautiful opening and unfolding <3
Artwork- Danielle Noel- Empress (Starchild Tarot)
What makes life rich and luscious? What brings grace into a
moment so pure and innocent it gives meaning to any and all suffering? What is life if not a constant reckoning of
the primary division of the one, into the two.
Dark and light, masculine and feminine, mortal and divine. Love and beauty reign supreme when it is
Taurus and Venus at the center. The
grace of innocence amidst chaos, the freshness of inquiry, the child’s mind
rising us out of entropy into beauty and truth.
These are the themes of this Taurus Moon with her ruler Venus in playful
Gemini. These are the depths into which
we may plant new seeds into the fertile void of the Great Mystery.
The Sabian symbol for the 4th degree of Taurus is
“a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.”
The rainbow has long served in mythology as a symbol of hope and of the connection
between heaven and earth. Gold is the supreme substance of Earth and is linked
with Divine consciousness, the Sun, the Heavens, the heart within the human and
the heart of the Earth. The rainbow is a
symbol of grace and blessings that flow when the sacred connection between the
cosmic and the Earthly, our human and divine nature are illuminated.
In the Condomble traditions of Brazil and Africa is honored
a rainbow serpent God called Osumare who directs the forces that control all
movement and activity. His other symbol
is the umbilical cord, the very bridge that connects us from spirit into our
humanity through the mother. It is
spoken in esoteric traditions the world over that the sacred function of
humankind is to serve also as a bridge between Heaven and Earth, a director of
the forces of activity and motion through the function of the mind. This sacred duty can and has been misused,
forgetting the interwoven threads of all beings. As Venus reminds us during
this New Moon, this function is most complete when it restores and regenerates
harmony for all beings.
The New Moon is conjunct Uranus- lord of lightning, beringer
of the new age, progressivism, humanitarian causes and universal
consciousness. The symbolism between the
archetype of Taurus in her Earthly splendor and Uranus, lord of cosmic consciousness
echoes strongly the image of the rainbow linking heaven and Earth. There is a powerful message in this lunation
of claiming our birthright as both Earthly and Divine beings, and seeing, once
again and with new eyes the sacred function of being human.
The Taurus Moon trines the South Node of fate which is
aligning to Galactic Center. This is the
arrow shooting from 27’ Sagittarius into the heart of our galaxy. This is the point aligned to Winter Solstice
in these times which denotes the great turning of the ages form Pisces to
Aquarius. From this place stream
downloads of future visions and clarity of that which is not aligned with
truth. The Cancer-Capricorn axis and
particularly the first degrees of these signs where the nodes lie, speak of new
chiefs claiming power and new flags being raised. From our united vision of heaven and Earth,
where will our new allegiances lie? Who
will be our new leaders?
The Achomawi tribe of Northern California tell a legend of the
first rainbow. It had been a long and endless
winter, and the animals and people of Earth were becoming very frightened that
spring would never return again. They had
tried to cry and sing and dance to Great Spirit, asking for the Sun to return,
but Spirit did not answer. Then, all of
the animals, bugs and humans of Earth united together in song, dance and ritual
to send spider to Heaven and ask Spirit for a sign that the winter would end
and Sun would return again. When they
arrived, Spirit was so joyed that the beings of Earth had work together to
reach him, that he created the first rainbow to give sign to Earth Children
that Sun, or Gold, would again return to the Earth.
It has been lost and almost forgotten that humans can live
in harmony with one another and with the Earth and Stars. It has perhaps been abandoned that it is in
fact a sacred task we have incarnated to master; weaving our many facets into bridges
of light, as the rainbow warriors who are here to restore the sacred balance at
this time. Venus in Gemini, trining Mars
and squaring Neptune says it is only through true inquiry, like the innocence
of a child who is still learning Earth laws that we can truly receive new
answers. We may have to peer into the collective
unconscious realm of dreams and symbolism to face our fears and what has gotten
us to this point in history. For if the old
illusions are not willingly challenged we may stagnate culturally, environmentally
and spiritually. But if we unite our many colors we can collectively build the
rainbow bridge that restores harmony, balance and peace.
We can make choices and we can stand back and observe. We can think we know the truth, and we can
question yet again long held beliefs. We
can observe corruption and do nothing or we can make choices that bring greater
harmony. The New Moon squares Saturn, challenging
us to take greater responsibilities in helping lay the foundation of a new
Earth emerging now, aligned with our highest hopes and dreams. Luckily, the stars reflect and hold rich
symbolic territory to explore and more clearly see how to do this.
Taurus asks- is it beautiful? Is it pleasurable? Does is make you say mmmmmm? Gemini asks- do you want to play? Have a
conversation? Contemplate the multiplicitous
meanings of all things simultaneously?
Mercury’s sister Iris is the rainbow messenger Goddess and personal messenger
of Hera, Queen of Mount Olympus. The
Rainbow sends messages of the divine feminine nature through the Taurean
archetype to remind us of the incredible beauty of this Mother Earth, to remind
us that beauty reigns supreme, to remind us that we are rainbows, a myriad of
colors woven with Golden and Silver threads.
Separate each is beautiful, but together we are spectacular.
It is in human nature to doubt ones-self, to question the
value of our thoughts or ideas. The
heavens cry out for us to anchor and honor our worthiness as Rainbow Bridges
between the Celestial and the Terrestrial.
As the human Bifrost of Norse legend connecting us to the realm of the Gods
and Goddesses. To be human is to be
worthy of this function. To breathe is
to be worthy of asking questions and proposing new ideas. No color of the rainbow distracts from its
beauty, they only each enhance the next.
And in fact, they are just an “illusionary” prismatic raying of white
light, sunlight, or Gold- the secret promise of the rainbow.
May this Moon lead you to your pot of gold, to whatever it
is that brings you pleasure and joy. May
it remind us that the rainbow and the gold are one.
Blessed Rainbow Love Light,
Artwork: Autumn Skye Morrison -Beloved
In a time of redefining how we relate with those around us it
is not surprising that the stars reflect and illuminate the Earth dance we are
in. Even if it may be a more distanced,
new and strange dance here, we are nevertheless dancing together under the same
great night sky as we spiral around the Galactic Center and outward into
With all of the Gods and Goddesses, ancestors and guides
watching, Libra offers the great gift of balance of mind and relationships,
fiercely dedicated to equality and justice.
In square to Pluto we are collectively working through power dynamics, authority
and freedom karma. Much of what we face
today is not ours personally, but a collective inheritance of humanity. We are the ones who have the choice to either
seed a new world, or let others do it for us.
The Aries New Moon two weeks ago planted within us with a mission
of personal autonomy, of diving deep into our own shadow, self-cultivation and
exploration. Now what has been revealed
there is illuminated through our relationships.
With Juno, asteroid of committed relationships with the Moon in the sign
of balance, this Moon may illuminate which relationships are worthy of our
commitment, or not. Vesta and Athena are
also powerfully at play. The creative brilliance
of the feminine as wisdom keeper and culture bearer is ripe for expansion. The sacredness of the home and hearth receive
blessings when cultivated with beauty, pleasure and harmony.
Venus in Gemini asks that we question everything. Assumptions and things taken for granted are
shifting on all planes collectively now.
It is wise to remember that we find truth by asking the right
questions. Even then, to see the truth
we must have clean lenses looking both inward and outward. May this Moon offer the great truths that
lead to greater freedom through the facing of our fears. Perhaps we cannot avoid pain, but we can
choose not to suffer. The key is in letting
go. The way forward is with courage and dignity,
beauty and of course, each other.
In the facing of our fears we have the opportunity to seek
deeper truths perhaps long buried. In
this truth lies our personal power, for our truth is something no one can take
from us, but it is something we can give away.
The choice is ours, and then we can play.
What will the power-control elite do in these times with so
many people quarantined to their homes?
We have the gift of technology to stay educated and informed, to keep
the flow of questions and ideas open. We
can use this to our advantage in these times to continue to be active
participants of the new emerging culture.
The nodes in Cancer and Capricorn ask if the voices of Earth, place and
tribe are still informing these conversations.
The reality is no one really knows where this virus came from. It is unlike anything we have ever seen before in the natural world. The consequences of tampering with nature through genetic modification, chemical based agriculture and a-moralistic science is perhaps becoming more present than ever. Venus in Gemini asks that we question everything. Assumptions and things taken for granted are shifting on all planes collectively now. All of the myths of humanity are alive, playing out in their myriad forms and asking for authors.
It is wise to remember that we find truth by asking the
right questions. Even then, to see the
truth we must have clean lenses looking both inward and outward. May this Moon offer the great truths that
lead to greater freedom through the facing of our fears. Perhaps we cannot avoid pain, but we can
choose not to suffer. The key is in letting
go. The way forward is with courage and dignity,
beauty and of course, each other.
With our elders being so vulnerable now we must ask how the
systems that govern the world we have been living in have failed to honor the
crone archetype. If we are to sadly lose
a great number of our elders at this time, we must have those ready to take the
torch, perhaps earlier than we would hope, of wisdom, integrity and leadership
through love and joy and beauty. Pluto
is performing his great alchemy with Jupiter- the underworld and the heavens
unite in this great work. In rebirth
there is innocence, and yet through purification an ancient essence is
distilled, returning us to source, the place of all things. We all come from the stars, and to the Earth
The eclipses happening in Capricorn and Cancer offer us new
ways to understand how we collectively identify with our cultural rituals that
honor the ancestors and where we come from.
It is from the knowing of ourselves as a part of a group that we can
move into the world with security. But
we must actively cultivate culture, and a new culture will emerge regardless of
our participation or not. When we have
lived this consciously, marrying experience with knowledge we birth the wisdom
that gives rise to eldership, and elders are the keepers of cultural structure.
This lunation points to balanced communication as the
key. Knowledge must precede
freedom. Venus in Gemini rules this
Moon, beckoning us to share ideas from a more non-personal viewpoint, rooted in
deep self-knowledge and truth. Venus is close to her highest and brightest part
of her cycle, regaining her throne as High Queen of Heaven. All Venusian endeavors are favored right now. Sing songs, say prayers, perform tests, make music,
dance and write. The arts, one of Libras
greatest pleasures is as purely human as a child, and just as sacred. With Venus in Gemini we can embrace also our
playfulness, communication, relating, moving through contracts, ideas, money
The Jupiter Pluto conjunction which perfected on the 4th
has been expanding power dynamics on the world stage and at home. Freedom we once held is being composted into
maturity as we collectively choose to stay home in order to protect our elders
and at risk populations. New ways of
relating are emerging, and though the internet is a powerful tool, returning to
our Earthy humanness is equally as important at this time. How can we vision a world where the modern
human is married with our ancient humanness?
How can we carry forth wisdom traditions that will serve us in this new
The Libra mysteries teach about balance brought through willingness to compromise. We are initiated into bounteousness when we see sacrifice not about losing something, but about giving something to another. Rising sacrifice into service brings greater abundance in ways we may never know. This is the magic of cooperation rather than competition to meet both collective and individual goals. At the center of all humans is the heart, Venus’s domain.
In these crazy times may we find the deeper meaning of life
through the coming together, uniting as one people and honoring the many that
make up the whole. For if we are to move
forward, our connectedness and willingness to compromise to live as a more
active whole will be key in the new emerging culture. May this Moon make the dearness of human
relationship more profound, beautiful and meaningful. May this inspiration light the torches being
passed now to each and every one of us. May
that fire light your heart, home and hearth.
And what once flowed in
Now flows out
Everything rests in the eye
It all turns inside and out
Out and in
For what is a breath
But a returning to
Beginning and ending
In the same moment
It is not the same
And yet always is
Is just now
And all the unknown
Is just as well known
Is and never was
And always will be
I hope this day finds you and your loved ones well and healthy in these times. I can assure you I am healthy, safe and working hard in the garden and so that’s why this article is late. Also, I find myself at a loss for words more than usual these days with Mercury swimming though Pisces again, clearing his retrograde shadow until the 29th. April will be a full steam ahead kind of month for the projects that we can still engage in safely. Along with a New Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron and Lilith we are in a time of profound beginnings and endings in a coming reflection with the Libra Full Moon where the work we have been doing to heal ourselves will be reflected in our ability to relate with others. For one never comes without the other.
This New Moon is square the nodes of fate in Capricorn and Cancer where the eclipses have been for the past year. We are being asked to make major adjustments in our selfhood and sovereignty in sacrifice for the greater good. We are also being called to heal the wounds of trying to be ourselves in the past and being oppressed or injured for it. Like Chiron we can self-educate in order to find our own paths to healing, but Lilith will require us to feel and process some of the rage that may be pent up. Give yourself time to get wild and disciplined. To receive support and offer it to others.
The North Node in Cancer has been pulling us into our home
spaces, asking we connect with the land, our roots, tribe and home for some
time now. Now we are offered an
opportunity to do this even if we weren’t planning on it. There is so much to give thanks for in the
human heart- compassion, love, tenderness, support, loyalty, trust. May this time offer us an opportunity to
cultivate these things more deeply in ourselves and to witness them in others.
Marking the first day of Spring, the Sun entered the sign of
Aries on March 19th. Followed
by a New Moon this time is potent for planting seeds of all kinds. Pay attention to the ones that take courage,
confront our fears, beckon us into the unknown.
Certainly, we are all healing the collective wound of the individual as
Mother Gaia has grounded us to our rooms to reflect on how the way we live on
this Earth is working and is not. To sit and contemplate how we have been born
into a social structure that separates us from interdependence with the Earth
and other humans on a new level.
Aries is about identity and strength of character. This is a
powerful time to reflect on how we see ourselves as a part of the greater
whole, not just the human whole, but as a part of a giant, conscious, living planet. With stores closing and resources threatened
from our daily lives we may be realizing more ways we can provide for ourselves
and one another by living more closely with the Earth and local resources.
Saturn has entered the sign of Aquarius orienting our integrity and work towards Cosmic Interdependence. It is time we reflect inward on our values regarding Earth and her resources and how our health and the Earths health are completely interwoven and reflective of one another. From consciously contemplated value systems we can then make decisions as to the most righteous way we can live as interdependent beings. Do you have a clear set of values regarding health, tribe, nature and our many interdependent communities?
Venus trines Jupiter this week lending warmth to even physically
distant interactions. Take stock of the
resources you have for yourself and your loved ones, see where you can share,
trade or barter with your community.
Building conscious, co-creative relationships with our human and nature
communities is the greatest source of security we can establish at this time. True abundance rises up through the Earth and
into human communities. Venus is the facilitator
of its exchange through warmth and love, Jupiter is abundance and
expansion. If you have been feeling too
isolated, this week may reveal safe and responsible ways for you to feel
uplifted and supported through community.
May this Aries new Moon afford us all the strength and
courage to reach deep into our core and find strength and character to make
these times the most transformative, healing experience we can.
Blessings and Great Health to you,
Artwork- Joshua Mays
In this time of shifting perspectives Mercury has taken us through muddy and inspired waters into non-attached yet fixed Aquarian vision of cosmic consciousness. Venus, having taken time for self-cultivation in Aries, now sinks into the plushy sheets of Taurus. But a meeting with Uranus awakens the goddess to new ways of relating- to her lovers, friends, body, sensuality, beauty. How will she create with pure authenticity yet maintain regard for her fellow humans?
Mercury’s backwards dance
through Pisces has most likely illuminated some delusional tendencies we have
been holding on to. Perhaps their revealing was gentle and sweet.
Perhaps it was brought to us via some great loss or tragedy. While
hopefully the former, Mercury’s entry into Aquarius invites us to reach out to
our friends and communities for support in activating the vision of a new dream
emerging now from whatever has been laid to rest. In spite of all the Capricorn
that has been urging our integrity and discipline, this lunation offers a
chance to strike a balance between our dreaming and our striving. Between the cultivation and inevitable disintegration
of all things we cultivate.
But what is the vision to
be? Only you can know- there are answers in the dreamtime. Be it
sleep-full dreaming, meditation, the trance a song takes you into, the way your
body moves with another. In these spaces new things are birthed. Dream yourself, your life as more than who
you previously thought you were. Let lines blur that you once sought to
define with cement. Our dreaming now illuminates some new image of
perfection, one unwavering in authenticity and breakthrough. One that
births and seethes with the tides of time, carved of alabaster, laden in lace.
Virgo-Pisces is about our relationship to spirit and matter and the balance of not moving into total escapism or control seeking. How about making some room for all of our sloppy, hysterical, raging, juicy needs? How about that mystical ravaging awakening available in every moment of our day as ritual and practice? Ritual and practice become just as imprisoning as avoidance and despair when they keep us from living, instead of attuning us for it. And is this not a life for living? Astrological aspects need not bind us to a particular fate, but can rise us up to meet new growth with enthusiasm and zest. When we have established a practice that liberates us we can meet life boldly, centered, embodied and attuned to life as quest in each new moment.
We can engage with this
lunation by making the mundane mystical. Enlightenment dripping from
every corner of our minds, actions and daily routine. How can we get more
in touch with our daily practice, not as something to regiment us, but to open
space to draw in the fantastical, mystical, magical experiences of
enlightenment in everyday life? We can idolize some exalted symbol of the
perfect yogi, devotee or astrological chart, but what about the perfect,
unique, boundless and a little bit messy version that is the true self?
This is nature’s ultimate creation- each unique expression of itself.
The Pisces New Moon that seeded
this lunar cycle was with Mercury, asking that we take a gentle look at what
stories are founded in truth, and which are fantasy adapted for safety or
escape. Stories about our spiritual connection, worthiness, our sense of
hope and faith are getting an upgrade. Remember, there is no one perfect
archetype of spirituality, health or perfection. There are only the many
unique souls expressing their inherent perfection.
Jupiter trines this moon and
sextiles the Sun. Let your perspective broaden, your psyche expand into
higher activated states of awareness. This requires both seeking and
surrendering. Being hyper present to the moment can make us neurotic, to
be too out of our bodies leaves us washed out, but finding mind, body spirit
balance allows them all to expand simultaneously into oneness with all,
allowing a fruition and unfoldment like perfect thousand petaled lotuses.
May this Moon offer you
illumination of gentle and exciting new ways to engage with your sacred work
and its cultivation. Each of us has some work we came here to do, and the
journey through failures is what paves the way for our success. Let us
celebrate one another in whatever phase of the journey we are in, offering hope
for those in struggle, and remembering where we came from if we are feeling the
blessings. The laws of nature promise that we will continue to spiral around
and around, let’s make this dance beautiful, embracing it and one another along
the way to the best of our ability.
Blessings and Stardust,