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,
Stuart Griggs- Sentient Network
The air is palpable with the mystic
The Sufis in their never-ending
Poetry dripping from their lips
Like honey into milk
Of the Divine
I am a bird
Shot like an arrow
Through a tiny slit
In the web of reality
Strings of pearls
Like essence of mystery
Take now your tongue
And taste the mist
Of mystic Divine milk
Will be your chariot
To things unseen
Soon to be dreamt
So plunge yourself deep into your ocean
For where do all the things we see come from
But that great mystic
Of all the places you could go, all the things to ever see
or do, the dreamscape holds them all.
Pisces is said to be the place of the collective subconscious. The place of dreams. The place of all information ever created
through experience in this plane and all other planes of potential. It is the mist of mystics. It is the space between death and
rebirth. It is the imaginal realm from
which we manifest things previously unseen, unknown, and yet that always were
and will be. It is timelessness and
The Piscean waters offer potent energies for creating, cleansing,
healing and releasing toxins on many planes of reality. It offers us an opportunity to see all things
as sacred and divine, down to each and every interaction we have with this
reality. Pay attention to signs and
symbols in the dreamtime. This is a time
of finding the gentle courage to face and accept some things that are
uncomfortable as we seek to make the unconscious conscious, the mundane sacred.
The space created by such release makes room for something new waiting to being
To balance so much Pisces we can engage with the opposite
sign of Virgo. The Virgo mysteries are
those of engaging with our sacred work, embodiment practices, staying grounded
and practical. If we cannot stay here in
the material realm we will not be able to manifest our dreams. This is why Virgo knows the importance of
honoring the bod temple, home temple and mind temple. Practice and discipline, even when we do not
feel like it entrains the mind-body-spirit trinity to be balanced and focused
when we need it most.
The Moon and Sun are close to Mercury during the New Moon,
retrograding through the dreamscape, beckoning us deep into the unconscious waters
of our inner ocean and asking that we rewrite our stories that seek to cement
the pathways through which we can manifest in this reality. The New Moon sextiles Uranus, lord of
lightning, electrifying the kool-aid with visionary activation and stimulating
our consciousness with the humanitarian heart of the Universal Human. This moon holds a promise that those who are
brave enough to face their fears with courage and dexterity, maybe a little
playfulness and compassion, will be revealed a higher potential that lays in
This potential may be
the power to be both deeply in-tune with our emotional bodies, allowing them to
inspire and impassion us whilst simultaneously being able to rise above and
beyond them to set ourselves aside for the highest good for all beings. The nature of this activation for you may be
revealed in this new moon February 23rd.
Offer upon the altar of your heart whatever is asking for transmutation
during Mercury’s conjunction with the sun on Feb 25th, watch for new
visions when he enters Aquarius on March 4th and see the flowering in the Virgo
Full Moon on March 9th.
The pearl of wisdom will be received when he passes the
degree of his retrograde joining with the Sun again on March 24th. Mark these dates for meditation, reflection
and ceremony to consciously work with the potential of these energies. Major decisions are best pondered at this
time and not made final until Mercury has turned direct on March 10th and even until
he has cleared his shadow on the 29th. April will have us feeling clear and ready to
move forward with the work we have been doing the past month.
While Pisces is floating us into boundlessness the new moon
is in sextile to Mars, our sword to cut in Capricorn, the sign of boundaries. We are asked to release our fierce protections
that no longer serve, spiritualizing them into their higher forms. This does not mean we go into complete
surrender and vulnerability that leaves us unsafe, but that our boundaries are
asking now to come from deep within our truth and integrity, and not from
fear. Making the unconscious conscious
is the inner work that will free us to do the outer work that is truly our
Chiron is with Lilith in Aries right now saying we need not
fear facing our pain alone. There is
deep empowerment called for now through embracing our warriess, our warrior
spirit ignited by a strong sense of self-worth, integrity and mission. This chart has a lot to say about connecting with
others, being present, loving, compassionate, forgiving. It is equally as important that we be
practicing that love actively towards ourselves. Embracing and forgiving ourselves for our
mistakes and imperfections the same way we would a child who is learning. And if we fail, maybe we can let another love
us anyways. If others fail, maybe we can
give them the forgiveness we wish we had been given.
All of the hurt, treachery, trauma, pain, anger, rage- these
can serve as the greatest gifts to our awakening if we take the space and time
to peer into the beyond where mystical truths arise. It is all around us, permeating the air like
a milky mist drenched in iridescent morning dew enveloping you with the fresh
breath of birth. May we all emerge from
this womb to find love embracing us there.
If we each choose it, it will be so.
And if we do not, may another catch you there and hold you tenderly in
the love you deserve.
Blessed Dreaming Dreamers,
“To perform for the world is to trust it” –Steven Forrest
The archetype of Leo holds within it the energies that express themselves as creativity, affection, the desire to perform and be seen. It is a sign that sometimes gets a bad rap for being prideful or self-centered, but this is often a result of the powers that be seeking to take away the righteousness of the divinity of the individual. Associated with kingliness/queenliness, this divine channel to God was usurped by monarchies for millennia who laid claim to their thrones as divine right. The truth of the matter is that we are all channels of stellar divinity worthy of being the queens and kings of our own destiny.
Leo, like a star, pertains to our ability to manifest our
own reality based on the cultivation and direction of our creative
energies. By shining our individual
light purely from our hearts and not based on the desires of others, we become
magnetic. Magnetism refers to the power
to draw energy towards us, and nothing is more magnetic than purely expressed
self-love. This is the super power of
Leo, and it is a blessing to behold anyone who has subdued the ego enough while
maintaining self-worth and love to be able to express themselves from such a
Leo is about stellar consciousness, being ruled by our star,
Sun. It is about knowing our heart contains the same essence as a star- the
self-generating creator of the elements that make life possible. The source of warmth, radiance and hope for
life. Opposing the sign of Leo is
Aquarius, which is about universal consciousness and the vast spiraling
connections between all the stars of the galaxy, universe and multiverse. To bring balance to any sign, we seek to integrate
its polarity. The Leo-Aquarius axis is
about the divine nature of the human experience, both as the majestic
individual star worthy of shining its light forth into the universe, and the
universal human aligned to their cosmic interconnection with all beings in
dedication to the liberation of all consciousness.
The Full Moon trines Mars in Sagittarius, igniting this moon
with the boldness to live and shine our personal truths. When Mars is at play we want to seek to make
our stand without being forceful or demanding, but by simply slicing through
that which is false or superficial. Leo
can get caught in performing to please others to receive the love and
affirmation we all want. The deepest
love is always self-love, but this gets a little overused at times I think. Leo reminds us that sharing our beauty, our
brilliance, our majesty has a righteous place in the human experience. If we lived in a vacuum life would surely
lose meaning, regardless of all of the self-love we may generate.
Therefore, this Moon is about embracing our courage to
shine. Just as a star does not question
its value or worth, or the Queen her divinity, we too can take this full moon
to tap the stardust within us that knows its own divinity. Like the quote at the beginning of the article,
to perform for the world is to trust it, and Leo is about the art and practice
of courageously putting ourselves out there with just enough trust that
someone, or many will adore us for it.
For who doesn’t admire someone with the courage to get on a stage and
sing their heart out?
Just like a star, we may never know ourselves fully without
witnessing what is created from what we put out into the world. True self love is when our light ignites
other lights, and vice versa. For every person,
there is a time to shine and a time to stand in solidarity with the
people. A time to inspire and a time to receive
the inspiration from others, the stars, Moon and soil. When we practice this, we cultivate strength over
force and can rise into majesty.
Leo rules the heart chakra, and Venus in Aries, who is with
Black Moon Lilith and Chiron during the full Moon is regaining her hearth
chakra vestments in her journey up to Queen of Heaven this month. Jupiter is in trine to Neptune and Mercury is
Pisces. There is a lot of soft, sweet,
poetic heart opening medicine alive right now coupled with the fierceness of
our individual worth and journeys. There
is vast creative energy to be tapped and there are opportunities to speak
softly and tenderly to soul and spirit of destiny, hopes and dreams as well as
the heart and healing of the feminine.
Heart power heals through facing the fear of our own power.
Mercury in Pisces is trining the North Node of the Moon in Cancer. Messengers and messages of magic guide the
way. Speak of the transience of things,
how they are not what they seem, how to vision a dream, story a song of a new
tale, of all the tales of old and how they interweave the great mysterious
dream we are dreaming together. The
Great Mystery may be a little more palpable than normal, but we are armed with
a quiver of arrows with which to pierce the veil of reality and manifest a life
that once felt like a dream. Mercury’s
retrograde on February 16th will give us time to revise any plans
that get off-kilter.
The heart of the Leo mysteries is vulnerability. To lead, as a queen or a lioness requires taking a risk. Leo is a sign associated with risk taking, and the risk to be vulnerable is at the center. To know the true capacity of the heart to love we must be courageous enough to take the risk of showing our hearts and all the treachery and grace there never before seen to others. For if it is never seen, it may never be healed. Or for Leo- if it is never seen, it may never feel complete.
Capricorn season has broken forth into the high, crisp upper stratosphere of Aquarian vision with the Sun, Moon and Mercury all now in the sign of the water-bearer. We have been collectively sifting through ancestral karma for the past year, and the image for this New Moons speaks to where the strengths and lessons of our past, both personally and genetically lend their support to the new visions being birthed now.
With the New Moon in Aquarius we have an opportunity to plant the seeds of all we wish to break free from and all we wish to honor from our past. All we seek to be liberated from and that which we hold in reverence for getting us here are united. All of the higher visions that we keep deep and quiet within us have their place and now, some vision wishes to be written, heard or spoken. The conversation is important, both within and without.
Mercury is with this New Moon beckoning the innocent, curious and brilliant child within us to be heard. Being a New Moon, this is the time for seeding, gently and deeply into the fertile void our intentions around speaking the truth of our own vision and speaking up for those who seek to do the same and are being oppressed or cast out for being different or without privilege.
In aspect to Chiron in Aries this is a time for claiming our right to be healers and mentors in the world. It is about letting our freak flags fly and daring to be boldly you, regardless of others’ opinions. It is learning more deeply the value and worth we each hold to transform this world and that it begins with our own healing first. Sometimes the most healing thing is to just accept and love ourselves, and give ourselves permission to exist as we are. This example can heal and inspire others alone.
With Saturn and Pluto nearby, the planets are still reflecting a story about integrity and transformation. As we seek to live more deeply in our truth, it may not be so much about rocking the boat for fun, although it could be, but more about the deeply resounding truths that we must allow to merge forth from our subconscious.
This Aquarian Moon asks us to dare to hold space for our highest visions, hopes and dreams and also to honor the traditions that brought us here, the work it took us and countless humans before us to build. May we be unwavering in our sense of right and wrong, and yet honor the truth that there are as many truths as there are people.
With Uranus in square to this lunation, new technologies and
breakthroughs are being called for as Earth changes are sure to continue to
drive us as a species to become more adaptable.
Being a fixed air sign, Aquarius hold the changeability and quickness of
air with the steadfastness of mind. From
such a vantage point we can expand our scope of vision in 2020, we can dare to
glimpse the impossible, and even though practicality and wisdom are crucial, we
must sometimes stretch ourselves past our point of comfort, past the line that
society tells us to stay behind if we want to evolve.
Kick the line of chalk into dust and watch as what seemed
like a defining barrier becomes like stardust refracting rainbow light
potential in the Sun. This starlight is
you and all things simultaneously. Dare
to imagine and to believe in the visions you receive now- those that light your
fire of inspiration so bright it could be seen for galaxies. This is the brilliance of Aquarius, the
higher starlight body that connects us like a never-ending grid of spirals- the
mind of the universe, the multiverse and all of the dimensions.
Venus is moving in to square Mars in Sagittarius. Mars in Sagittarius wants to adventure, experience, learn and grow according to our personal truth. Venus in Pisces seeks sweetness and healing through connection. The drive for meaning and purpose and the deep nurturing of a sweet embrace can meet now with some effort. If we look more closely, are they both not seeking to touch the Divine in their own way? Our sense of independence and of connectedness are seeking reconciliation. We can touch the Divine both through expanding into new personal experiences and surrendering deep within ourselves. We can be both nurturer and provider, grow together and independently of one another while co-weaving the great tapestry of life.
Venus in Pisces opens the heart into deep spaces of vulnerability, compassion, tenderness and understanding. She is approaching Neptune at this New Moon- receiving mystical transmissions. There is healing, bliss and creative inspiration in Piscean waters. There is escapism and distraction too. Channel this into your art, poetry, lovemaking and relationships. Creativity is enhanced as well as intimacy. Boundaries and balance should be minded, as vulnerability is a channel into the soul that must be held with integrity and intention to carry it through. Choose consciously what you surrender to and what you let go of at this time.
This is not a time to lose hope, check out or give in to pessimism or discouragement of others. Likewise, support others when and where you can in their own visionary genius. Be open to witness and experience things that may have previously been shocking to you. For it is the way of Uranus, ruler of Aquarius to trigger new awakenings through bringing to sight things previously too shocking to look at. Imagine the power we hold when we can stand resolute in our truth and simultaneously remain open to its transformation.
Blessings and Stardust,
Artwork- Heather McClean -The Kingdom of God is Within You
Saturn and Pluto are joining together in the skies, the old God and the Lord of Transformation. When old Gods are made to transform and new ones require allegiance we must stand resolute in our knowing of self. What we believe, what we know to be true and what we truly just don’t know all spiral together inside of us.
In the midst of it all, there is a still-point from which
transformation occurs. This is the core-
the most dense, indestructible part of yourself. This is where we take the wheel. Where we make firm and resolute decisions to
do what must be done, to surrender to that which is ready to transform. To let go of the old Gods we worshipped and
make the most responsible, practical and daring decision about which we will
Gods do not have to be beings in the clouds, they are our beliefs,
values, morals, philosophies. They are the
programming we subscribe to nightly, where we tune our laser attention. The power of our attention is being brought
to the surface. Where we place it is our
decision alone. Even if it may feel like
it is being pulled at by outside forces, we do have a choice.
Pluto’s promise is transformation and liberation from the
illusions of material existence. Saturn
is the reality of this 3D framework and its limitations. When they come together an alchemy is
available that is beyond current comprehension.
For that is what it implies- moving beyond the current state of reality.
The Cancer Full Moon eclipse on the 10th is penumbral- meaning
it is barely an eclipse, but it is the closing point for the portal that opened
on December 26th in the Capricorn Total Solar Eclipse and therefore
a potent Moon for truly looking at what needs to transform and what needs to
anchor. Find which house contains the
sign of Capricorn for more information on where in your life this anchored
transformation is being activated.
If you can, take some time to sit with yourself on or around the Full Moon. Cancer seeks emotional connection and security that builds cultures. For these connections to be sustainable they must come from a place of inner truth.
Whatever your truth is, it is ready for you to look at it. It is ready for sober and honest reflection. It is ready for magic and alchemy and transformation. These may seem like opposing motions, but these are exactly the energies combining in the sky right now and reflecting to us here on Earth. This can be challenging, but it can also be incredibly liberating. This can be a point from which we become the magicians of our own lives.
Blessed Inner Journeying,
Welcoming in this New Year Astrologically happened on the
winter solstice, but for the masses of the Western world our shared
consciousness ushered in the year 2020 on the 1st of January. Therefore,
it is a worthy task to look at this chart as a signifier of the year of perfect
vision. With Jupiter and Mercury together it is as though the sky itself is
echoing that 2020 vision is being called for.
The chart shows Mercury conjunct Jupiter and the South Node in Capricorn in trine with Uranus in Taurus slowing down to station direct. The Saturn Pluto conjunction is within one degree and the sky speaks a powerful message for this year about re-visioning our philosophy around culture, our values, definitions of success, accomplishment, hierarchy, power, speaking our truth, knowing our worth and questioning who we hand our power over to.
With so much need for boundaries, the Moon is in Pisces conjunct Neptune, expanding into universal loving consciousness and the North Node in Cancer asks for deep rooted connections. This year offers inspiration as the visionary citizens of Earth may be feeling called to speak their truth on the world stage.
This chart brings up question like- how do we measure
worth? If we declare something worthy,
does that make it so? If we value
ourselves, we must still negotiate against the value of a dollar. A life has a monetary value, and cost, yet
currently the cost is displaced to the owner of the life, and value of that
life is handed over to the care and negotiation of a government. And who is the government? Have you met them? Broke bread with them? Met their children? Heard them cry? Offered
your support and value in tangible form?
Then how could they know your true worth?
Uranus in Taurus is preparing to station direct asking us to rework our relationships with being modern humans and children of the Earth. In an age of tech and screens and glowing lights, have we forgotten the light of our own eyes? The joy that sharing that light can bring to another? Have we forgotten how to take a moment to bask in that light? In the light that each person radiates freely?
Let us not be fooled that we are fed alone by food that can only be bought with money. This light of spirit also feeds our souls. This year we continue to explore how radical shifts in the Earth and her foundations will re-weave the people back together again, sharing our light and laughter, awakening us to new possibilities. The open mind catches the inspiration.
The North Node in Cancer is challenging us to soften into
connection. To meet eyes with those we call tribe. To build new foundations and
redefine hierarchy into something more holistic and honoring equality. To make
commitments to walk in integrity of the light of our own spirit. Too long has society trashed the Earth,
women, children, elderly and oppressed.
Too long has sustainable culture been devalued for the power
consolidation of a few. Ambition and
money have become priorities in the quest for security. Meanwhile there is another way unfolding as
indicated by Uranus in Taurus and the North Node in Cancer. There is a way that incorporates the feminine
The Lunar feminine of Cancer is not working for an end goal
or success as some number on a screen. For
she knows the truth of the spiral. It is
about making the experience of life richer.
This is the success of the feminine.
The infusion of love into each moment.
The sweet embrace that carries you through a dark night. The soft bosom of unconditional love. The practice of forgiveness. The recognition of cycles of change. The deep inner knowing detected by the human
instrument inimitable by manmade ones. And
yet the feminine is not without structure.
She is a spiraling rose that unfolds in perfect harmony, number and
form. She is the grand spiral upon which
time travels. She is form itself, here
to enjoy itself.
The pulse that drives life to grow is the secret fire of the
alchemists. The light of the eternal
flame, forever burning, never ignited, never vanquished. The imperishable spirit is rendered through
the soul. Our power to command that
force is our sacred masculine, and should be treated as such. It is a sacred force we each carry, and we
may know it more deeply upon engaging it with the feminine spiral dance of
sister and brotherhood which directs the flow into beauty and goodness. She is the spiral that weaves into the depth
of our being and makes bread with the ingredients she finds there. Bread that
will feed us when even food is scarce.
The Capricorn stellium is calling for greater integrity in how we direct our divine will. Capricorn asks of us commitment and duty. But this chart asks us to realign our values once again to include the roots and the branches of life. To have conversations with other humans about them. If we reach for the stars without firm foundation, all will crumble. If we use force and criticism to “rule” over others, we will not receive love and appreciation. To properly rule, one must serve.
It is time to choose what purpose we each are here in service to. Are its roots unconditional love and beauty? Or are they still corrupt by the programming of scarcity and competition? The portal is open until January 10th to send out once and for all the old programming that is blocking you from living in your highest potential. The eclipse on the 10th will bring manifestation of the new waters we want to bathe in. It is time for making choices when Capricorn is heavy. What will you water your roots with this year?
May your year be fed with more than calories. May your cup runneth over with more than wine. May the richness of this life unfold for all beings of Earth like the flower of life, ever expanding unto infinity.
Mars sextile Saturn 12/19
Mercury square Neptune- 12/19
Venus enters Aquarius 12/19(20)
Venus sextile Chiron- 12/21
Winter Solstice-Sun Ingress Capricorn- 12/21 8:19amET/11:19amPT
Venus squares Uranus- 12/22
Mars sextile Pluto- 12/22
Sun square Chiron- 12/23
Sun trine Uranus- 12/24
There are a lot of aspects this week along with the Winter
Solstice, Venus changing signs from Capricorn to Aquarius and the eclipse
happening the day after Christmas. When
things get this complex, there is a great synthesis being called for. Be present to the things that are asking to be
acknowledged in your consciousness. The
lifting of the veil of denial and the great shift of the old hierarchy are in full
swing. Perhaps we can remember the wisdom
of the child, who knows how to surrender to the flow so much they find the joy
of the freedom of almost being thrown out of the swing.
How we do integrity is deepening to a core level we may not yet understand. Trust. Trust that when we do the work to look at what scares us, the promise is absolute transformation. Transformation is inherent to the mind of the Divine, as it is ever present in all that we see around us. Becoming masters of this dimension includes allowing this truth to permeate us to our cores.
Mars sextile Saturn and then Pluto this weekend gives us stamina and courage to embrace this. Mercury square Neptune releases, if we choose, philosophy that is in contradiction to our deepest compassionate hearts. Seeing through others’ attempts to deceive us arises from a place of intuition. Sometimes being right is less important than being kind. Being the teacher means seeing ourselves in everyone around us and leading by example.
Venus enters Aquarius Thursday/Friday- with a sextile to Chiron and a square to Uranus. Venus in Aquarius wants to channel her own brilliance, to welcome in gracefully new and far out ideas. To share them in elevated conversations with friends. To confidently take her time alone to experience her own uniqueness. She may grace us with some healthy detachment from relationships that have felt very heavy or intense over the past two weeks. Let her celestial consciousness stream in. Keep your compassionate heart and observe what foundations are in need of shifting.
Wounds that have been long open regarding how we get to show
up in the world may be cauterized this week by taking a more objective view
that leads to understanding. Uranus
offers an awakening to a new sense of self-worth that comes when we bravely
choose to live in alignment with our values regardless of others’ opinions. When we take time to care for our bodies and
personal needs, we are better able to show up for those we love.
Sun squares Chiron on the 23rd and trines Uranus on the 24th. Sometimes who we were- in the past or to other people, is not who we are becoming. Make room and embrace the confidence to rise into your higher self. We are collectively transforming the very core of our societal values and structures right now, any single person who stands for their personal truth with integrity is a beacon of light.
The total Solar
Eclipse taking place the day after Christmas is ready to release the old guard. But this inherently means the new council is
being called in. And this may mean we
feel more inspired and required to be a part of the change we wish to see in
the world. While seeming grand, this
kind of transformation must begin at the core, and that is in the most personal
of spaces- the home, hearth and belly. Follow
what inspires you, what gives you a sense of hopefulness.
The North Node in cancer says- it may be the mothers and children, the people of the Earth who we turn to for meaning and value in our world right now. And their importance cannot be underestimated. It is the beliefs and behaviors we feed in our homes and families that form the roots of culture that rise to branch and becomes policy and council. It’s time to look at how when we transform our culture from the roots- the home and family, we transform the world. And what a better time to embrace this than during the holiday season.