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January 20, 2020

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Fields of Union County, November 27, 2019 – Photo by Geoff Gronlund

We have been living the Capricorn dream, which is more of a concrete reality than a dream. The bugs and critters that have been infesting our nooks and crannies have come out to play and we are doing all we can to eliminate them from our domain. So many problems and responsibilities, issues from our past, boundaries crossed and penance due, karmic cleansing. What Capricorn has taught us is right from wrong, truth from lies, work from play, integrity from treachery. These are hard lessons, and hard earned lessons. The struggles we’ve gone through haven’t been easy, and they seem to continue testing us, as if they’re not going away.

We can expect the unexpected, however, as Sun moves into Aquarius today and the New Moon is in Aquarius on Friday. A breath of fresh air seems to drift out of the dark forest of Capricorn and into the open fields, allowing us to see the bright blue sky again. This is a glimpse of the rebirth we will emerge from this coming December. In the meantime, we are incubating and maturing. We are expanding the vessel of the Self in order to contain all that our rebirth will bring. Our task today, as Moon passes Mars in Sagittarius, is to look far into our journey, our soul, the expansive landscape that we both seek and traverse every day, and recognize the actions we need to take in order to discover all the colors of our rainbow, all the layers of achievement we are striving to manifest. Layers that encompass every shade of light, from the darkest moors of desolation to the brightest warmth of a loving embrace.

Aquarius is the harbinger of brilliance, discovery, and greater awareness. Blake’s Poetic Genius, if you will. There is a wise voice whispering across eternity through everything, and it is up to us to awaken our capacity to not only hear it, but to listen. Worlds are colliding, synchronicity is mounting, and channels are opening. Emerge from the forests of Capricorn into the fields of Aquarius. Discover your greatest future.

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Is It the End or the Beginning?

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Sun conjunct Mercury conjunct Ceres conjunct Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn today and tomorrow. The most tremendous achievements require the most tremendous work. Halfway only gets you halfway. Those of us who’ve walked with integrity by taking responsibility for our actions, decisions, and failures are reaping rewards that have come through great effort. It’s not easy owning up to the choices we’ve made when they brought us dead ends and losses. But that is necessary if we are to make it through this planetary gauntlet without repercussions. Stop blaming others, stop blaming institutions, stop blaming anything and anyone who isn’t responsible for the limitations and mistakes in your life. The reckoning is upon us. The King is entering the hall where the Lord of Karma, the Lord of the Underworld, the Lady of Gaia, and the Messenger have been discussing our circumstances. What is the King learning from them? How will we know all that is being communicated? What do YOU think they’re talking about? I’m guessing it’s obvious now that we all have to go through hell before we get to heaven, at least proverbially speaking. Where are you now?

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Photo credit: Geoff Gronlund, Portland Head Light during Hurricane Sandy, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, October 28, 2012.

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Full Moon in Cancer, Friday, January 10, 2020

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The Full Moon penumbral lunar eclipse at 20° Cancer is Friday, January 10th at 2:22pm EST.

Moon is reflection. It exemplifies the process (phases) of reflecting upon ourselves, showing then hiding from us the entirety of who we are. Our undigested emotional trauma, our fears, our insecurities, our personal hangups, our inner child that needs affection, tenderness, and security. It is a time when we can fully see and recognize how these stresses in our lives are triggers that keep us in deeply carved ruts of personal plaque. When the light of our Sun fully reflects upon our Moon, all these facets of ourselves are exposed for us to reflect upon in hopes of understanding ourselves better and recognizing how to better nourish ourselves. Thus it is when we should bring to the altar whatever may be holding us back and preventing us from unfolding our wings so that we can let those things go and progress toward a more absolute awakening, not just a fleeting one. This Full Moon eclipse occurs in its home sign at 20° Cancer, magnifying its value and importance.

There is a caveat, however. As typical as this may seem, and it is typical this time of year, what is not typical is what Moon is opposing. There is a momentous communion of planets in Capricorn right now, magnified Sunday with an exact Saturn/Pluto conjunction (more on that in a future post). Saturn, Pluto, Mercury, Sun, Ceres, Jupiter, and Moon’s south node are all there, convening to play a daunting role in our Full Moon process. Remember, Moon is reflecting light from the Sun, who is assembled with all of these planets in Capricorn. Thus we are approaching a critical moment of reflection upon all the limitations, deaths, lies, failures, boundaries crossed, and inner workings of our darkest experiences and corners we’ve been hiding from and have been hidden from us. We are stripping the layers off into the deepest roots of our foundation in life and recognizing it for the first time. All the decisions, the reasons (or lack thereof) for our choices, and how they led us to where we are. Because of the austere and unyielding influence of the Capricorn congregation, this will make for a rather painful attempt to honor and process our Cancerian traumas and insecurities.

It would be best to plan a quiet weekend in order to respect our boundaries and nurture our personal space, making plenty of time for reflection, affection, dissemination, and integration. Let what light there is shine in from the fringes and illuminate your weary soul. What exactly needs to be released, or gained, in our lives in order to achieve the transformation necessary to unfold our glorious wings of triumph? This is a balancing act of honoring our greatest strengths while forgiving our greatest weaknesses. Don’t let the geopolitical drama engulf you in depression and anxiety. Love and healing and evolution begin in our hearts and in the hearts of our loved ones at home and in our community.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

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Mars moved into Sagittarius overnight, and Mercury is conjunct Moon’s South Node in Capricorn. Take heed of Mercury’s counsel today. He has indispensable knowledge for us from the growing Capricorn round table. Messages we’ve been ignoring for quite some time now. Mars in Sagittarius brings renewed stamina, drive, and excitement for what is to come, as terrifying as it may have seemed lately. The changes we’ve been going through haven’t been easy, which is why we haven’t changed some things we know we should yet, but our quiet inner spirit knows the value and opportunities that await when we do finally appease those insistent gods. There is a lasting vitality to Mars in Sagittarius. One in which we can deliver the goods we’ve been meaning to. It is a primal force driving and inspiring us to expand far beyond the limitations we have been up against in the past few months. The daunting collapse and painful rebuild of our lives that has been in process just became a little more understandable. We are beginning to recognize the value of loss and the opportunities that arise from it, albeit gradually. Place your goals in front of you and don’t veer off course. Mars insists we take the chances we’ve been meaning to take!

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

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Winter Solstice is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere (11:20pm EST). A stationing of the Sun on its ecliptic at its furthest southern point (23° South). This is rebirth, renewal, and reawakening. This is the time to prepare for the coming year by organizing our intentions and resolutions. A time to recognize the fears, the pains, the losses, the outmoded ways of our past, allowing them to die that we may be reborn. That we may rise up out of the sea, work tirelessly to engage our mobility, and find ourselves, through diligent determination, commitment, and loyalty to our dreams, on top of the mountain we set out to summit. This is the journey of the sea goat, the archetype of Capricorn. It is the quintessential mythology describing life from its earliest lifeforms to its highest consciousness and self-awareness. This is our journey of healing and awakening. Winter Solstice asks that we resolve our shortcomings, forgive ourselves and each other, and welcome our Sun in its cycle of returning. This is the true new year. The ending of all that must fade away and the birth of all that we intend to bring to fruition. Encapsulate the essence of your soul’s intentions and set out on your ascent to the summit of your dreams.

Wishing you all health, prosperity, wisdom, and discipline on your journey ahead.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

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Mars in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn starts our day today. These planets are in their home signs (Mars traditionally), helping them both work together to bring us further personal growth. The recognitions we’ve been having over the past week or so are begging us to take action and stay committed to the changes and rebuilding process we’ve embarked upon. We are in the midst of a deep psychological rebirth that can only come to fruition through determination and loyalty to our intentions. As Moon enters Libra this morning, we begin to weigh the value of the relationships we’ve been witnessing and more clearly understanding over the past few weeks. The grounding reality check going on has been an opportunity to lay a foundation under these relationships and build up and out into vastly more expansive horizons. Venus will enter Aquarius very early tomorrow morning, helping us raise the bar on our relationships and instill a higher purpose and calling to the value of them. Perhaps we will begin to recognize how we can apply that value to our community and tribal network. What essential contributions can our most sacred relationships bring to enhance the community and circle of friends we cherish? It is time to work together to elevate our local vibrations. Gather those you love this Solstice weekend and forge a unique future of communal engagement. The changes coming are going to begin there.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

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Venus and Pluto join together today. Witnessing our interactions and experiences we share with one another from a higher perspective helps us better understand the truths and roots inherent in our actions. The value of the deep connections we share, and how well those connections are evolving and growing, is the prominent theme of today. This year-long cycle beginning is one of rebirth and regeneration in our relationships. Invisible transformative forces are swarming between us, conjuring up our limitations, endings, and deaths, as well as our commitments, deep memories, and certainly our sexuality and passions. With Moon at home in Cancer joining its North Node this morning, how we personalize and process all these feelings of insecurity and trauma helps us along in compassionately entering into a new chapter with one another. And Mars in Scorpio trining Neptune in Pisces brings ample opportunity to find emotional healing and growth deep within our own personal process and transformation. It is an important day for tuning into our emotional healing and committing to a more valuable relationship with each other. Reflection always brings rewards, as long as the intent involves our future.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

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This is the assimilation of all knowledge gained from our past. The rising of truths from the depths of our unconsciousness hold keys to understanding how we’ve fallen short in our lives. Fear can betray the values inherent in our processing this. Only when we trust the journey we’ve navigated has brought us to this day for good reason can we forgive ourselves and find faith in the process unfolding ahead of us.

Take what you’ve learned and don’t waste that knowledge. Assimilate it by applying it to all the unknowns in your life. The Great Mystery reveals itself in subtle nuances if we expand the vessel in which we absorb the truth. That vessel is our consciousness. 

The light all around us is not only within the source, it is in the air that we breathe, the invisible space between the provider and recipient. And once that light is assimilated, it can be a reflective source of more light to others.
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Whether you’ve heard about the Saturn Pluto conjunction on Jan 12, 2020 or you haven’t, it doesn’t matter. There has been an ominous sense of doom pervading and growing in our lives for quite some time. There is death, loss, and a foreboding anxiety about what may be lost next. Depending upon where this is happening in you natal chart paints the picture of how and what kind of dread you’ve been experiencing. And it’s not just happening to you. It’s happening to everyone everywhere, and it’s happening on the geo-political and socio-economic stage. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn take NO prisoners. Trust me. We have 38 days to look up from the trenches we’ve dug for ourselves and build whatever it takes to emerge into a magic we so desperately want and need. It won’t happen without commitment.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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All the wild horses gracefully silhouetted by the morning Sun and Moon. The wisdom teeming through their majesty conveys a sense of transcendent tranquility this morning. A sense that we have the capacity to accomplish absolutely anything we want to accomplish, as long as we don’t lose sight of how important the peace and tranquility of life really is. As Neptune stations on today’s New Moon at 4° Sagittarius, we feel compelled to commune with the owls, the horses, the sea, in hopes of understanding the wisdom of their medicine. Today is a prayer for what lies ahead. Bow to the skies and the sea and all that exists within.