New Moon in Capricorn 2018

Hopefully, you are as seriously ready to get down to business as this New Moon in Capricorn is, featuring a stellium of Sun, Moon, Venus, and Pluto in Capricorn.  Saturn, the ruler of this New Moon, makes ANOTHER Capricorn stellium with Mercury and Black Moon Lilith.  Yes, this moon is serious, and yet, the aspects of Sun/Moon to Pluto and Saturn/Mercury to Lilith, says it’s a slow, deeply thoughtful and feeling-based, patient, step by step move forward. 

Capricorn is the sign of the mountain goat who climbs to the top of the mountain to get perspective on things, so as to plan a great life’s work and purpose that will yield something that can be left behind to nourish the future generations.  Capricorn is focused and tenacious. Whereas Sagittarius has to do with laws of nature and the universe, Capricorn is human-made law and institution, organized government, banks, corporations, and other overarching structures—the bones of our civilization.  On a personal level, it is our capacity to be the wise, objective elder in our lives, putting our personal needs aside, stepping into the most effective role to create order.  Capricorn is about personal responsibility, accountability, and duty.  At this New Moon juncture, we find ourselves more conscious of the work we need to put forth to build our new realitites. 

If you’ve felt that 2018 is off to a strange and slow start, you’ve felt accurately.  The first of the year was the emotionally-oriented Full Moon in Cancer, and this past Sagittarian lunar cycle began with Mercury still in retrograde, making the last month incredibly reflective, and slow to make or execute plans.  Also, the last few weeks of Venus conjunct the Sun AND Pluto have been asking us to die to ourselves, and birth a new version of our inner selves: our values, self worth, relationships.  Venus made an exact exterior conjunction to the Sun within hours of Venus and the Sun conjuncting with Pluto, god of the underworld, in Capricorn on January 9th.  These three cycles ending and beginning on the same day have given long outdated values and relations to our personal power, life purpose, and authority a chance to die and be birthed anew.

The New Moon in Capricorn gives us a bold invitiation on the other side of this intensity to make manifest what we want, and really ground our purpose into action.  In its purity, Capricorn wants to build something that will last, and that can be offered to the future generations.  Capricorn is associated with old ancestral wisdom, plants and plant consciousness, and a structural application of Virgo, it’s preceding earth sign’s sense of divine order and right relationship.  Many earth-based spiritual practices and indigenous peoples’ traditions have kept this wisdom alive, and organizations like the Counsel of the 13 Grandmothers make it publically accessible.  Can you identify life’s work and a higher purpose that is important to you while benefiting humanity as you express your innate gifts? 

With transformational, metamophosizing Pluto conjunct this New Moon, we are in for a Capricorn lunar cycle that asks old paradigm, and patriarchal manifestations of Capricorn to die.  Pluto continues to expose all the corruption in our patriarchal constructs of civilization: whether government, jails, banks, medical systems, foreign policy, or human rights.  On a personal level, this can be about our unwillingness to go into the emotional body, becoming so cold, hyper-focused and calculated that we forget the sweetness of life and desires of our inner child that likely inspired our purpose in the first place.  Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, sees through anything false in order to get us down to the essential of what any archetype/zodiac sign it touches is about in its purest form. It’s time to give a deeper authority to the earth herself, and connect to a purpose that is balanced with the divine feminine aspects of life.  The ultimate authority is mother nature herself, without whom there is no life for us.  Evolved, conscious Capricorn energy calls us to put new plans into action that support an interdependent reality and a multitude of ecosystems. 

Mercury has joined Saturn and Lilith in early Capricorn, and is ready to send the emails and text messages, set up appointments, make the phone calls, put plans into concrete action, and generally get to work!  With Lilith sharing the same degree of Capricorn as the messenger god of communication, we’d better get ready to claim and assert our inner authority, listen to what the earth wants from us, and give authority to feminine feeling.  Lack of consciousness of our own personal sovereignty can bring power struggles with exsting authorities if we aren’t grounded in our own intuitive wisdom.

Mars and Jupiter are still conjunct in Scorpio, which seeks death of the ego to birth a transpersonal awareness through merging. These Scorpio planets make a harmonious sextile aspect to this New Moon, giving us plenty of fortitude, tenacity, and high energy to make things really happen.  Because Jupiter is still square the North and South Nodes of the mood, we have a sense this lunar cycle of needing this merging, transformational energy in order to bring our creations into the world.   Chiron, the wounded healer, in Pisces, is also sextiling this New Moon, so it’s important to think of plans we make as supporting a deeper spiritual healing. 

To shake things up a bit, the New Moon stellium is making a square to Uranus, the planet of unexpected changes and awakenings.  As the Capricorn cluster tries to ground and make a lot of things manifest, Uranus could potentially rearrange things in unexpected ways, asking us to remember to keep counscious of our individual Arian needs to keep waking up, challenging status quo, and to remain in a progressive mindset as we move forward. 

Commit to the long term health of yourself, your work, and your life this New Moon.  Now is the time to put those new years resolutions into decisive action, coming from a wholeness and fullness of consciousness with all parts of yourself and how you really feel.  New Moon blessings to all! 

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Full Moon in Cancer / Happy New Year 2018

The first day of 2018 beckons us into the waters of our personal feelings with the Full Moon in Cancer.  Cancer is signified by the crab: the side-stepping, ocean floor-dwelling, slightly defensive creature with a hard shell, and sharp pincers, fiercely protecting a soft, squishy, nostalgic, empathic, and psychically sensitive inner world.  Cancer is the only sign of the zodiac ruled by the Moon, so a Cancer Full Moon turns up the volume on personal feelings and emotions significantly—our relationship to our personal past, our family of origin, and our deepest emotional roots and experiences.  Cancer is about emotional memory, from our  development inside our mothers’ wombs to our reality growing up with or without nurturing parents.  Cancer is the emotional security we crave, and how our experiences in childhood shape recurring relational experiences in adulthood.

At this time, the Sun is in Capricorn with Venus, Black Moon Lilith, Saturn, and Pluto.  Capricorn, a trans-personal sign, asks us to stand up and be the elders of our lives and be willing to put our personal feelings aside to make an impact on the world around us that will benefit all of humanity.  Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, lord of karma, and has to do with cause and effect—we reap what we sow.  The work we put forth builds on itself.  Making a commitment and working towards a goal begets either success or failure, and either result is a learning experience if we can see it as such.  Thus, this massive and powerful Capricorn stellium asks us to find our person power and take responsibility for our sense of self worth and value.  With Lilith so intimately in the mix, it’s time for shadow work here—examining where we haven’t stepped up to claim our inner authority, and where we now must.

So not only must we be objective and clear about cause and effect, we must also understand that this Full Moon’s power is deeply rooted in our feelings.  We must be willing to dive deep into any and all emotional triggers that bring us into our sometimes treacherous inner waters to release what must be released so we can stand up and be the authorities and leaders we came here to be.  We must be clear with ourselves, and honest about what makes us feel safe, nurtured, and loved, as emotional security is a necessity, and a precursor to being able to stand with strength, integrity, and objectivity out in the world.

Like Capricorn, Cancer also has to do with cause and effect, but on an emotional level.  The nurturing and love we do or don’t receive as infants and small children teaches us the love we think we do or don’t feel we deserve, which we can sense even before we can walk or speak.  Emotional experiences build on themselves from these deep roots of early life, shaping our world view and self-perception.

This Full Moon isn’t just about releasing though, as it forms a grand trine in the water signs with Jupiter AND Mars In Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces.  This portends a time of inspiration and ambition, elevating our innermost wishes, hopes, feelings, and dreams of our inner child as we feel how we really feel and follow its lead as we expand forward this new year.  With Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio squaring the Moon’s North and South Nodes, action-oriented expansion in intimate relationships, personal desire, business mergers, and quests for deeper power and shadow work are of utmost importance at this time.  It’s time to get REAL and down to our emotional bottom lines—what we REALLY want and need—and make it happen for the sake of our North Node Leo creativity.

Finally, Uranus, the radical, unpredictable awakener, stations direct the day after the Full Moon; so expect things to shake up and change rapidly as our inner revelations of the last several months of his retrograde begin to manifest outwardly.

In conclusion, I urge you to ask yourself: how do I at this time balance my personal needs and feelings with the need to stand up with my integrity and personal authority in a good way?  How can my emotional clarity and sense of safety and balance inform and nourish my life purpose?  A clear, nurturing, and self-loving relationship with our inner world actually begets the wise, objective elder in us that can face the outer world, and allow us to put our childish fears and insecurities aside to achieve something great.  If we can strike this balance this full moon, that’s the sweet spot.  May you nourish the wisdom and needs of the child within to beget the elder without!  Happy Full Moon and Happy New Year!

New Moon in Sagittarius 2017

The final New Moon of 2017 is in the fiery and intuitive sign of Sagittarius, which rules truth, vision, expansion, travel, higher learning, and the birth of transpersonal consciousness.  This transpersonal, bigger-than-our-ego, planetary awareness is amplified by the fact that Saturn, planet of karma, structure, discipline, and higher purpose is conjunct this New Moon at the critical degree of Sagittarius—just 2 days before he moves into earthly Capricorn.  Black Moon Lilith (already in Capricorn) and Venus in Sag, also make conjunctions to this new moon, lighting up our values, relationships, and primal consciousness.  

Sagittarius is a restless traveler and truth seeker, and is ruled by expansive, benefic Jupiter, the planet of luck, growth and expansion.  It is the opposite of left brain-focused, mercurial Gemini, and functions using intuitive, right brain, big picture perspectives, seeing things from all angles.  We are being pushed into 2018 by a strong call from our higher, intuitive selves to broaden our perspectives, and to seek the whole truth in all areas of life.  It’s time to not settle for lies!  We must take responsibility for how we see things and what we believe, and how, through our own limitations and thought patterns, we find ourselves in our present circumstances, particularly in our self worth, finances, and relationships (Venus).  By learning, understanding and accepting where we are and how we got here, this lunar cycle can take us far into the most exciting aspects of Sag: the vision quest, and traveling to the unknown and the unfamiliar.  Time for international travel?  Time to work with a shaman or medicine person?  Take an extended trip out into nature (the greatest teacher there is)?  The conjunction of the New Moon to Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn says it’s time to listen to the voice within, urging us to get practical and serious about what we are doing, and to step into our personal authority.  In Capricorn, she asks us if our life visions ACTUALLY work, so that we can play a bigger game.  Are you in your power and personal authority enough to actually pursue your dreams in a grounded and concrete way?  

This New Moon asks us to step into being the wise, objective elders of our lives, and to think of our greater purpose beyond our basic needs, fears, and attachments.  To save our earth and salvage democracy and good government in times of the constant exposure of power abused, and systemic corruption within banks and corporate systems, we must all claim our personal authorities, and stop looking to the “big guys” to do it for us.  As we rise up out of our insecure, fear-based patterning of childhood wounds and hurts, the New Moon conjunct Saturn asks us to be responsible caretakers, and make sure adequate care is being given to those young parts within, as does Jupiter in Scorpio!

Jupiter, the ruler of this new moon, is interested in our growth, expansion and societal evolution.  Jupiter in Scorpio wants us to dig up all of our repressed emotions and traumas and release them, so as to prepare ourselves to become bigger than our emotional hangups.  As we become clearer within ourselves, we harmonize more effectively with others.  Underworldly, psychological journeys, healing journeys, soul retrievals, and quests for power are strongly supported at this time.  Scorpio is tenacious and driven, and rules death and regeneration.  At the new moon, Jupiter is still making a beautiful trine to Neptune in Pisces.  This is an aspect of unconditional love and unity fueled and driven by deep power.  2017 has been the death of illusion, and we are now being called to regenerate our dreams and visions in a way that involves us taking the power back, claiming power within, and sharing it in a good way with others, lifting them up and creating a deeper unity.   Mars, the warrior, has moved into Scorpio now also, telling us it’s time to take action to socialize and make manifest those new dreams.

Mercury, the messenger, is wrapping up his retrograde through Sagittarius over the next week, getting us caught up on how we feel about ourselves, who we are, and where we are headed, due to his conjunctions with Saturn at his retrograde station, and with the Sun and Venus last week.  Because he’s still retrograde at the time of the New Moon, this lunar cycle portends a reflective time, where deeper understandings and realizations can be experienced.

Astrology (ruled by Sagittarius) is a study of universal law: as above (in the stars), so below (within our own psyches).  As within (our own minds), so without (in our relationships to others and to society at large).  A deeper unity among an empowered people in society is largely contingent upon every person being in deeper unity within the microcosms of their own psyches, inspired by the purity of the voice within, and willing to do the work to birth a higher consciousness to make it happen in this hyper-connected, dawning of the age of Aquarius.  Powerful times call for powerful measures.  In the words of cartoon superhero Captain Planet: “the power is YOURS!”  New Moon blessings to all!

Full Moon Gemini 2017 / Mercury Retrograde

December’s Full Moon is in Gemini, the sign of the twins, duality, curiosity, communication, and exchanging information.  With the Sun in right-brain, intuitive, truth-focused, and at times dogmatic Sagittarius, this Gemini Full Moon illuminates the need for clear communication, flexibility, adaptability, staying present in the moment, and being able to speak another person’s language. 

Like many things on the planet these days, however, this full moon is complicated.  The first curveball is that we’ve got dreamy, illusory Neptune making a T-square with the Sun and Moon, This suggests that communication could be muddy if we try to conduct business as usual.  Why?  Neptune speaks the language of dreams and Spirit, rather than logical, reasonable understandable rational thought patterns.  Neptune communicates in pictures, psychic impressions, visions, and cosmic synchronicities.  It either blinds us with hypersensitivity and delusion, making us want to escape with our favorite addiction, or helps us to see through illusions we have limited ourselves by clinging to, especially now that it is trining Jupiter in Scorpio!  In any case, boundaries separating people, places, and things from each other begin to blur now, and we become open vessels for spirit and cosmic intelligence, whether or not it makes any rational sense to our conscious minds.  Neptune JUST stationed direct after being retrograde since June, so its energy is amplified massively at this time.  To get the illumination we seek at this dynamic Full Moon, we must embrace spiritual practice, surrender, and effort to communicate with compassion, grace, love, and humility.

Communication could be even more challenging, however, due to the second curveball: Gemini’s ruling planet, left brain-focused Mercury, is stationing retrograde the SAME DAY the Full Moon exacts!  Yup.  Oh-so-infamous Mercury retrograde begins the day the moon is full in the sign he rules.  Communication breakdowns, misunderstandings, computer problems, travel plans changing, and business deals delaying, are to be expected if we reamain attached to the rapid pace of every-day business reality.    

Despite societal pressures, it’s best to take a deep breath and pull back from the rat race into reflective communication within your own self and with spirit on this Full Moon as much as possible.  Mercury retrogrades are invitations to reflect, rethink, reassess, meditate, withdraw, process, and make intuitively-based decisions.  This retrograde cycle, Mercury stations in intuitive Sagittarius, conjunct Saturn (lord of karma, still in Sag) and Black Moon Lilth (wild feminine shadow energy), which is now in early Capricorn, AND squaring Chiron (the wounded healer) in Pisces.  A LOT going on.  This is a time of rethinking and reassessing our life visions and how we want to expand into our greater purpose.  We must be honest about how our life frameworks, circumstances, and commitments are either harming us by keeping us in victim consciousness, or helping us heal, grow and evolve.  Sagittarius is about the big picture and our beliefs.  December is a time of rethinking our visions, and withdrawing from the normal pace of busy life to allow space for intuitive wisdom to flow. 

By the time Mercury goes direct and catches up to Saturn again in January, Saturn will have moved into Capricorn, not to return to Sag for another 29 years.  This is quite powerful, as Mercury at this juncture is acting as a bridge between Saturn signs.  It is a final inquiry from the lord of karma in Sagittarius before he moves on to grounded, pragmatic Capricorn: what is your vision for your life?  We have to vision it and dream it before it can manifest as reality.  This is what December is all about.  Lilith, already in Capricorn, is taking us deep into unearthing our sense of purpose, and asking us whether or not we feel we are getting the respect we deserve.  She wants to call up to the surface, clear, and integrate any authority issues we have, and get us into right relationship with authority.  She asks: are you projecting authority outside of yourself and taking less than your due, or are you effectively standing in your power as the author of your own life?    

The final noteworthy event of this Full Moon is that Mars in late Libra has arrived at his opposition to Uranus, the awakener.  First Jupiter, all through 2017, opposed Uranus in Aries. Then in October, Mercury and the Sun did the same, followed by Venus, and now finally Mars, the warrior, ready to forge ahead, make it happen, initiate, or cut and run.  Expect unexpected impulses and awakenings within relationships and partnerships, or new and exciting relationships and partnerships and connections.  To forge ahead, or to cut ties and liberate yourself?  In any case, other people will help us to reflect and awaken the warrior within at this time, and we will need to take action. 

In conclusion, this Full Moon portends a very pivotal illumination, wherein we must surrender conscious thought to feeling and extrasensory impressions and synchronicities.  It’s a GREAT time to meditate!  We need to journal, be creative, vision, clear our minds, withdraw, and interact with those with whom we can relate in a spiritual way, elevatng and expanding our counsciousness together.  Mercury and Gemini want to make plans and attain logistical clarity.  It seems however, that with the Neptune aspect to the full moon and the retrograde cycle beginning, this is more of an invitation into a right-brain, intuitive period of time for December, wrapping up nearly 3 years of Saturn in Sag and all we have learned, as well as giving us a proper cosmic prompt to process the electrical shock waves of 2017, and discover what it all means for us personally AND collectively.  With all we’ve been through this year, we deserve to give ourselves a break, and to seek spiritual connection and attain deeper clarity on a soul level.

Wishing you a rich and reflective inner process this Full Moon!


Full Moon Taurus 2017

11/4/17 Full Moon in Taurus

Now that the Sun has moved into the middle of intense, underworldly Scorpio, November’s Full Moon falls in the sign of earthy, sensual Taurus, and makes a grand cross with the Moon’s nodes, making this Full moon karmically significant.  The axis of Taurus and Scorpio has to do with resources, sexuality, and the balance of personal needs with the needs of the other.  The Moon’s North and South Nodes in transit (in Leo and Aquarius, respectively) have to do with how we are being asked to collectively evolve. 

Since May, we have been guided to move towards the Leo North Node, (listening to the heart, having the courage to be who we are, to stand up and expres ourselves boldly) and away from negative Aquarius tendencies (aloofness, hiding behind technology and social media, getting lost in the crowd, and being overly cerebral and idealistic about the experience of our lives).  This Leo North Node has made a grand trine with Saturn and Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries for several months now, and this will continue until December.  It’s been a time of coming into our truths and being fully expressed, not being afraid to ruffle some feathers in the process. 

However, when astral bodies make a square to the Nodes, they can be seen as karmic skipped steps or missing pieces to the evolutionary puzzle, becoming inextricably bound up in our evolution and needing a great deal of our attention!  This Full moon has the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus squaring the Nodes, and asks us to deepen our awareness into the balance between our need to go deep, merging with an other, and our own self worth, personal needs, and our sensual nature.  In order to bring our North Node Leo fire and create what we want and who we want to be, we need resources, self value, and we need other people on our side. 

The Sun at this time is conjunct Jupiter and trining Neptune, making this full moon time a period of intense growth and expansion through delving into intimacy, our unconscious minds, our shadows, and deepening our spiritual practice.  Meanwhile, Taurus moon says “I need”, and brings us back to a centeredness in our own personal values and feelings amidst the Scorpio intensity.  At this time, we must remain sensually present to, and aware of our boundaries.  What are your likes and dislikes?  If you are about to merge with an other, be it business or pleasure, what do you need in order for this merger to work for you?  We must remain in tact and sovereign even as we seek to grow and expand through our merging with others.  Pluto in Capricorn making an effortless trine to the Taurus Full Moon asks us to be aware of our need for financial security and structure in our dealings with others so that we feel safe and valued. 

Venus (ruler of Taurus) and Mars (co-ruler of Scorpio) are both in Libra at this time.  It’s a beautiful time for making relationships of any kind happen.  Venus is also directly opposite Uranus, which makes for sudden, unpredictable shifts in your relationship sector and/or financial reality. 

Take some time to nourish your body and feed your soul this Full Moon, and set a firm foundation within your being for a bountiful and pleasurable new reality to emerge. 

The full Moon in Taurus also makes a trine to Pluto, god of the underworld, in Capricorn.  This is time to get the money and resources and material security together. 


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Autumnal Equinox

At the time of the Autumnal Equinox, The Sun is at 0 degrees of Libra.  The Equinox is a time of balance—balance of dark and light, night and day.  This year, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all conjunct in Virgo, making an opposition to dreamy Neptune AND a beautiful trine to underworldly powerhouse Pluto.  These aspects beg the question: what work is needed now to manifest your dreams? 

When the equinox exacted on the 22nd, the moon had just entered dynamic, powerful, and determined Scorpio, and conjuncted Jupiter, less than a month from entering Scorpio himself.  This Fall begins a time of benefiting from merging with an other, whether through intimacy or business merging, as new relationships we have begun in Libra begin to deepen.  Scorpio is the place in the zodiac where the self dies and the transpersonal self is born through merging with something bigger than or beyond one’s self.  Adding to this intensity and forward motion is Pluto himself, ruler of Scorpio, stationing direct on 9/28!

Just before Jupiter moves into Scorpio, it has its final opposition to Uranus (the planet of awakening and radical change) on 9/28.  Themes of waking up and rapidly evolving through relationship visited in December of 2016 and again in March of this year are showing up again, and we have the opportunity to close deals and really graduate from the electrifying intensity of 2017 so that we enter the merging energy of Jupiter in Scorpio knowing much more than we did before. 

We still have a grand trine with the North Node in Leo, Uranus in Aries, and Saturn and Lilth is Sagittarius.  This Fall is a time of taking action on our creative projects and getting in the game, taking the vision we have cultivated through the summer and working with this Virgo energy to MAKE IT HAPPEN.  All the gory details need to get worked out and, like a farmer tilling the field, we will need to get our hands dirty.

Blessed Equinox to all!


New Moon in Leo Report!

Hey friends!  This playful and exciting new moon in Leo is in square to intimacy and vulnerability-oriented Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio, and trining Saturn the work horse.  Let’s get our creativity off the ground and deepen into how others can help.  Check the report out!  I have included lots of advice to set good new moon intentions!  WATCH NEW MOON REPORT HERE!!!

Psychic Surgery

Slow-moving Pluto has been conjunct slowing-retrograding Mercury this week, preparing to station direct on 1/25.  This is still making a square to Uranus in Aries and ANOTHER square to Black Moon Lilith in Libra.  This T-square with Pluto, Uranus, and Lilith has been happening for about a month and will continue for another month.   

Pluto in Capricorn is about the death and rebirth (on the deepest soul level) of social status quo, of the need for material security, of overarching systems of government, banks, and external authority.  Uranus in Aries is awakening the instinctive, animal self in all of us, inspiring us to individuate and be leaders in our lives in this rapidly changing world.  Black Moon Lilith in Libra is the wild, primal, kundalini force that lives deep in our root chakra, digging up repressed needs and desires in relationships, and challenging us to face our shadow-selves in the form of projections in our interpersonal relationships.  All 3 astral bodies have been within 2-3 degrees of being in an exact T square since the middle of December, and this will continue through the end of February.   Mercury joining Pluto this week (and lasting well through the first week of February, due to it’s slowing pace around the direct station) brings our conscious awareness and daily mental process into this soul-deep unearthing of all kinds of buried demons and complexes, inviting us into a period of performing extensive psychic surgery on ourselves.

To add to the intensity, we have Mars traveling through Scorpio slowly, as it will soon turn retrograde in April.  Instinctive, driving Mars in Scorpio is full of desire to go deep; whether in intimate/sexual relationship, business with others and sharing, or probing into the psychic depths of our own minds.   

As all this intensity slowly smolders for several more weeks, we have retrograding Jupiter and the North Node of the Moon conjunct in Virgo for the next couple months.  This says that the path of utmost evolution right now is about purification through observation, reassessing our health habbits, paying attention to detail, and getting scrupulously disciplined about our own healing.  What are the nuts and bolts of our daily routines that create the structures and systems we need to be healthy?  This is in terms of health practices, spiritual practices, diet, exercise, yoga, and cleansing and purifying.  Where does the rubber hit the pavement?  It’s time for the next year to focus on the how-to and ground it, rather than getting lost in South Node Pisces illusions, addiction, and escapism. 

When i synthesize all these aspects, I see this as an crucially important time for deep, conscious healing.  The exact Uranus-Pluto squares of 2012-2015 have finished, and yet we are still feeling the effects.  These intense energies all together, combined with the Jupiter/North Node in Virgo are asking us to clean up any and all messes internally and externally that got drudged up over the last 3 years, as we have been called into the beginnings of a new paradigm of human consciousness.  We can’t just leap into this new paradigm, we must go through this initiation, and really cleanse and purify ourselves in preparation for the next steps.  Jupiter, the planet of outward expansion and vision, moves into Libra in September.  We can see the next 8 months as a time to really get our acts together, to cleanse and purge all that does not serve, and to prepare to start bringing our renewed selves out into the new paradigm.       

The deeply probing T-square of this winter, especially alive for the next couple weeks with Mercury stationing direct conjunct Pluto, and with Mars in Scorpio, says the hard part is RIGHT NOW, as does the exact conjunction of Jupiter and the North Node.  So, roll up your sleeves, grab the scalpel, and get to work! 

T-square energies are well balanced by finding the “missing leg to the table”, as my friend Tyler likes to say.  We’ve got a wobbly, 3-legged cardinal T-square, desperately needing some Cancerian energy to balance it out.   Find 15-18 degrees of Cancer in your birth chart to locate the area of life in which it would be good for you to plunge into the deep, healing waters of your own subjective, inner reality.  Self-care, compassion for self, and gentleness are essential as this big work happens.  Look to the wisdom and the desires of the inner child for guidance when you feel lost. 

Good luck!  The new paradigm awaits!


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Purify and Refine

Well, If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve got work to do. 

Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansiveness in societal reality, has already blasted about half way through Virgo, and is now in a powerful conjunction with Venus (finally out her retrograde shadow since about 2 weeks ago) and Mars.  Mars conjuncted with Jupiter exactly about a week ago, and now Venus has done the same.  Currently, they are all within about 5 degrees, clustered together in mid-Virgo, opposing Chiron, the wounded healer.  It’s also important to mention that Pluto is trining this Virgo stellium of Venus Mars and Jupiter, upping the evolutionary ante.

This is an intense time; a work-focused and a healing time.  Virgo is the archetypal healer, through very specific, grounded process, and Chiron is the wounded healer.  Over in Pisces, Chiron is working to heal our wound of separation from Source/Oneness.  As we attempt to move forward with our plans, noses to the Virgo grindstone, working tirelessly to cover every detail, we can’t forget that we must still connect spiritually to the Universe and LET GO.  It’s time for restructuring our daily lives and researching what we can do to make them work better.

Virgo can get a bit too caught up in the mundane details and WORRY.  Pisces is about taking a deep breath and letting the universe handle it; emptying out and remembering the connection to oneness.  The great balance (as all oppositions ask us to find) comes from making a daily practice (Virgo) of connecting to Spirit and Higher Self (Pisces), and choosing not to succumb to the Piscean Achilles heel of escapism and addiction.  As much as this time can feel like a lot of pressure and pain, the combination of these archetypes is really an opportunity for healing and cleansing; letting go of the old, purifying, and putting ourselves and our lives under a microscope so that everything can be cleansed and renewed.  The Virgo-Pisces axis is about purification.  Pisces purifies through self undoing and the dissolving of the ego into Oneness while Virgo purifies through physical practices of cleaning and cleansing and making sure that the new creations we birthed in Leo can be of service to others, once Jupiter enters Libra next year.

Speaking of Others, We’ve still got dynamic tension and action in the sign of Libra.  The North node is at zero degrees of Libra until mid November when it moves into Virgo, and It’s still conjunct Black Moon Lilith.  Mercury is just out of its retrograde shadow, and made its final square to Pluto, god of the underworld, last week, creating big changes in relationships and intense communication, and an examination of the status quo we’ve held in our relations with others.  It’s a good time to know where 0-5 degrees of Libra is in your birth chart, because whatever house or houses transiting Black Moon Lilth/North Node are in are areas of life where your relationships need to change.  Relationship to yourself?  Your work?  Your intimate partners?  Your community?  Your business partner? 

It’s time to transform ourselves and our lives through our work and really face each other.  We need each other and that can’t be ignored any longer.  And at this Taurus Full Moon, we are reminded to ground into ourselves and the wisdom of our bodies.  We are asked to ground ourselves into the earth and remember what we love and value, as the deep waters of Scorpio invite us to let die what no longer serves at this Autumnal cycle of death and rebirth.   images-1   

Happy Samhain to all!


As always, please feel free to contact me for a personal reading/ shamanic soul counseling session.

Yin and Yang // Shadow Projection

images-1If I had a dollar for everyone who asked me “what the hell is going on right now?”…

We all have parts of ourselves that we don’t like.  Sometimes we can own them, sometimes we can’t.  When we can’t, they tend to get projected onto people around us, often people closest to us.

Have you flown off the handle at someone close to you recently?  Has someone close to you blown up at you?  Have relationship dyanamics been a source of stress in a more charged way than usual?  Not only are we FINALLY done with the 6 week Venus Retrograde as of today, we also have a special event of the North Node and Black Moon Lilith in an exact conjuction in Libra this week.  Oh, and Venus and Mars are conjunct.

So what does it all mean??? 

We’ve felt the reassessment energy of the Venus Retrograde for weeks, which, as I mentioned last week, effected our relationships by forcing us to examine what we really value.  As Venus slowed down in her retrograde and prepared to move forward today, preparing to externalize her new found sense of value, she has also been sitting next to Mars for a few days.  This is the masculine and feminine coming together within our psyche.   While Venus is the psycho-spiritual function of what we value and how we socially interact and receive in relationship, how we harmonize with and relate to others, Mars is our desire and self-assertion; how we identify what we want and go after it.

In Leo, this can mean creation, fornication, relationships forming, but it can also mean dynamic tension and fighting.  Ego battles are a common Leo shadow.  Venus and Mars occupying the same 5-10 degrees of the zodiac at the same time can be incredibly exciting, and also bring up an energetic clash reflective of thousands of years of gender wars in humanity, deep in the collective unconscious.  Taoist principles such as the yin and the yang apply here.  Ideally, we embrace that symbol and meditate on its endless significance with this Venus/Mars conjunction.  When to be active and when to be passive?  Assert or receive? Which dominates in your life right now?  In this moment?  Within a certain relationship?  Within your community? The conjunction suggests it’s time to explore the anima or animus latent in the psyche, and to invite whichever has been on the back burner to come and, well, merge with the other.  It’s time for unity between the masculine and feminine in our own psyches.

I’ve centered my life in very grounded and conscious radical queer, pangender community over the last several years that honors neo-pagan and traditional Native American spirituality.  Across many tribes, Native Americans held a reverence for 2-spirit people (modern day LGBTQ people) in their villages and communities, the idea being that they held a knowledge of both genders, or possessed both a masculine and feminine spirit, and were often the spiritual leaders, healers, shamans and musicians of the community. 

As this conjunction of Venus and Mars continues to prevail in the sky, it’s a great time to consider that many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people walk between the genders, or stand in the unification and harmonization of the genders on a daily basis.  Queer or 2-spirit wisdom is powerful to access at this time.  The masculine and the feminine don’t necessarily understand each other, but need each other.  The harmony of the masculine and the feminine within ourselves is a key to unlocking greater creative potential, ESPECIALLY in creative, romantic, expressive Leo.   

As the masculine and feminine come together, we also have Black moon Lilith exactly conjuncting the North Node of the moon in harmony-seeking Libra this week.  A less explored archetype in mainstream astrology, Lilith is the wild, unencumbered feminine.  The precursor to Eve in the Garden of Eden, Lilith first appeared mythologically as a handmaiden to the goddess Inanna, and was known to be a sacred sexual priestess, teaching men to pray with their sexuality, and standing for the unification of spirit (or conscious, awake, assertive, visible, masculine energy) and matter (unconscious, unseen, physical, intuitive feminine…to riff on the Tao for a minute). 

After leaving the garden of Eden, refusing to be a subservient wife, she was demonized by Christian patriarchy, and she has been in the shadows of most cultural psyches in western society, and in many cultures around the world, as a result.  This shows up in our personal psyche as the point where we’ve rejected our wildness, sexuality, and our feminine power to be accepted by mainstream society.  Whether male or female (or in between), we experience Lilith as a wild, irrational, kundalini force in our bodies that, when fragmented from who we understand ourselves to be, can explode out of nowhere when a Lilith transit shows up…like RIGHT NOW with transiting Lilith on the transiting North Node.  Buckle up, ya’ll.

As a physical point, Black Moon Lilith is a dark spot next to the earth, a fulcrum point that keeps the moon in elliptical orbit around the earth.  She is a sister to Gaia, or Mother Earth, that asks us to listen to our bodies and our instinctive, intuitive animal nature to hear how the Earth is communicating with us.  The myth says that the angels from the Garden of Eden threatened to kill 100 of Lilith’s babies every day if she didn’t come back to be Adam’s wife.  The threat of death and destruction has kept untamable Lilith at bay and suppressed, even enslaved.  As we continue to watch the destruction of mother earth by this patriarchal, capitalistic reality of stopping at nothing to generate more profit, and weilding masculine power in a negative way, it’s time to consider how we can awaken our wildness to defend our home.  It starts in our own psyches and then our own back yards, and in Libra, our relationships.

The North Node is the path of evolutionary development.  Lilith here is a clear signal that it’s time to embrace our wildness, and to encourage that in each other.  It’s also a time of the shadow side of Libra which is PROJECTION.  It can be easy to put everything you’ve been repressing on another person right now rather than do your own psychic work on yourself.  It can be easy to step out of your power and your wildness and make someone else into the bad guy, seemingly asserting power over you.  Any and all relationship issues can be amplified with Lilith here.  It’s an effort to go into our own personal shadows and own what’s there, to watch ourselves get triggered or angry or upset and go deeper to find out why we feel the way we do.

The advantage here, though, is that there is a great amount of empowerment we can give each other right now to rewild our minds, hearts, and bodies.  When we are able to look at ourselves and become more conscious of our sexuality, our animal nature, and our irrational feelings rather than project them, an incredible amout of growth and evolution of human consciousness and culture is possible.  Libra is all about how we relate socially to others…it’s one of the signs ruled by Venus, stationing direct today!  Lilith brings crisis often times, because of how painful her rejection from the mainstream was.  In Libra, this can put relationships on the rocks in a more intense way than Venus retrograde.  We have an opportunity to follow this North Node path of evolution by looking within to harness our power, and use it to love ourselves and each other with more compassion for the beast within.

Libra is marriage, contracts, social graces, beautifying things.  Think harmoniousness, fairness, justice, and social consciousness.  Let’s choose that, rather than the South Node Aries approach of fighting and narcissism.  We really are mirrors of each other. 

Patience, mediation in conflict, self love, love for others as they reflect repressed parts of ourselves back to us, and plenty of time to feel into the wild and irrational is the recipie for success for the next few weeks.  This week is the exact conjunction of Lilith to the North Node, so we’ve been feeling it already, but now that they are in the same sign at 1 degree of Libra, it’s game on. 

Ready…Set… Evolve your relationships.  Not power over or power under, but power WITH.  That’s the new paradigm.