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January 26, 2020

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Venus is conjunct Neptune in Pisces today and tomorrow, with Mars squaring them from Sagittarius. Addtionally, Moon approaches Venus/Neptune Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Relationships. Perhaps plagued by selfish desires or righteous indignation from nethers we can’t control, Mars squaring this otherwise nebulous and beautiful Venus/Neptune conjunction in Pisces brings us a window of time we might be better off laying down our guns in order to drink in an extra-passionate display of indulgences. Of course Mars in Sagittarius can take our fiery passions, desires, and anger to extremes, but the deep love-infused feminine bath of Moon/Venus/Neptune in Pisces douses those flames with hymns of the Sirens and leaves us with no capacity to disregard their tune. This is a Piscean window. What do you see outside your Piscean window? The cliffs of a beautiful Mediterranean village under a blue sky and beside a calm sea? Gorgeous fields of poppies? A babbling spring brook filled with ducklings and swans? Whatever it may be, this is the story of these days. Be mindful of your temper, however. Don’t let often-overly-righteous Mars slash and burn the villages, fields, and banks of your otherwise delightful scenery!

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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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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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Sunday, November 24, 2019

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Our inner power is rooted in our sexuality. These forces swarm through our unconscious with subtle but very seated ties to ancient traditions and ceremony. With Moon conjunct Mars and opposing Uranus on the sexual axis of Scorpio/Taurus this morning, we find tremendous inner strength to break the chains that bind us to those ancient traditions. In doing so, we liberate the most powerful forces within us. Forces that for so long have been unconsciously associated with traditions that no longer–or never did–resonate with us. Jupiter and Venus meeting in Jupiter’s home of Sagittarius today lights the way forward across our new landscape of inner power. Rebel against what no longer resonates deep within. Build a new altar that honors the spirit of life flowing through the death of you.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Mercury stations direct today at 11° Scorpio. The messenger has fathomed the dark reaches of our inner underworld and is now preparing to return. The work we’ve done over the past three weeks, knowingly or not, was important work for our souls. As subtle as it may seem, all that was discovered, realized, and revealed over this time has cleared a path for an abundance of regenerative opportunities in our inner lives. Opportunities to expand our awareness into perspectives we have only heard faint whispers of. Opportunities to more fully understand the limitations and mortality of ourselves and our loved ones. Opportunities to birth a new direction or initiative in our life, thanks to our new awareness, perspective, and understanding. Embracing that which empowers us enables the fruits of our efforts to ripen and sustain us. Moon in Virgo sextile Mercury today supports this work, this initiative, this new direction. Awaken to You. Feel the love emanating from the cosmos within. You breathe it every day.

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New Moon, Sunday, October 27, 2019

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Tonight at 11:39pm EDT we have a New Moon at 4° Scorpio opposing Uranus at 4° Taurus. At the same time, Mars and Saturn are squaring each other in Libra and Capricorn respectively. This is an extremely powerful New Moon centered around embodying the sacred through awakening our sexual forces. Harnessing these forces is a sensitive dance, however. There is electrifying turmoil in the reaches of our emotional body seeking outward expression. We are facing the most powerful sexual archetypes in a myriad of placements and aspects, so relationship dynamics are most pressing on this New Moon. Our passions and perversions may swing wildly across boundaries into shadows we have repressed deep within our emotional bodies. Because of this, we need to ground ourselves and value some moments alone to recognize these feelings and desires, allow them to lose their affiliation with language, and harness them through heart-centered alignment of the elemental bodies. Our roots may be blocked or unleashed, and our minds may be stagnant or rampant, but whatever the case, open the channels and valleys to allow an uninhibited flow of these tsunamic forces through our physical, emotional, mental, and etheric bodies so they may come back into healthy alignment. We are about to upgrade our journey through life. How do you intend to do that?

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The Fog is Lifting

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Saturn. Great commanding deity of TIME, KARMA, WORK, AUTHORITY, STRUCTURE. Without Saturn we would get nothing accomplished, never feel guilty about anything, never reap what we sow, never mature, and nothing would stay together. With Saturn reigning over all of these things, thus the weight it can put upon our own shoulders, it is no surprise that its changes will affect our own.

As Saturn stations direct this week (yesterday, technically), the proverbial chains that have been holding us down, back, and in, are unlocked and beginning to come loose. The fog is lifting. We are beginning to feel that there truly is potential in the plans and visions we were coaxing into existence earlier this year but were stifled in our capacity to manifest. A very heavy weight is coming off our chests. The pieces that fell apart between April 29th and now can be picked up and put back together again, but this time we can build an even better future, as difficult as it may sound.

We of course have to remember that Saturn is still in its ruling sign of Capricorn, along with Pluto and Moon’s South Node, so our coming achievements will reflect the essence of this archetype. The essence of Capricorn is journeying from student to master, beginner to advanced, childish to mature, the sea to the mountaintop. It is utilizing the lessons learned through hard work, diligence, integrity, strife, karma, guilt, and the crossing of boundaries, to make something of our soul’s journey. We all fell somewhere these past five months, perhaps we fell and fell and fell. Maybe we did things we shouldn’t have done. Maybe we got lazy or stupid while soaking up so much fun in the summer Sun. But hopefully we all made it through and are here to read or write about it.

Take heed of the whispers Saturn gleaned upon you from time-to-time over the summer (or winter in the southern hemisphere). Ideas of how to improve your career, your practice, your study, your mentoring, your parenting, your time management. These are all areas we are going to begin feeling better about. The work is not finished by any means, but there is beginning to be light at the end of the dark confusing tunnel of setbacks and struggles we have been through. With right action and conscious process we can attain now what we could only imagine attaining before. We can now climb that mountain.

Much as we have to remember that Saturn (and Pluto and SN) are still in Capricorn, we also have to remember that all the inner planets, including Sun, are either in or approaching Libra. They will one-by-one come to square Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn between Sep 22 and Nov 5. This is not to be taken lightly, because the inner planets reflect our day-to-day experiences and relationships, especially the latter when they’re all in Libra. We will be forced to examine and build upon the pieces of our relationships that may have been shattered or struggled to evolve lately. Saturn and Pluto can bring tremendous limitations and loss into our lives. Loss of people, jobs, security, friends, health. But they knock us down that we might rise again mightier than before. The phoenix rising from the ashes, building a new future, a new relationship, a new career. Particularly as these inner planets transit Libra and square Saturn and Pluto, we will feel a strong pull to honor the significant people in our lives and how we emotionally manage those relationships. Remember that honoring those people can also mean letting them go. This is about aligning our integrity in the realm of relationships through whatever is necessary. How can we build upon the relationships we are already in in a more harmonious and balanced manner? What can we let go of willingly that will bring peace to the love we share with them? It will be an October of recognizing our passive-aggressive behaviors and perhaps being put in our place because of them. Be mindful of your actions, but especially be mindful of your REactions. Saturn is prone to taking things too far just to find out where the boundaries are. If you remain vigilant of your actions, you can find that boundary without crossing it. In other words, think before you speak.

Find your gift. Nurture that gift. While Moon’s south node is in Capricorn, its north node is in Cancer. North node is the beacon we strive to find on the high seas of life. It is the coordinate we set our tack to. With Moon’s north node in Cancer we need to process our experiences and feel into our emotional bodies. It’s much easier said than done, but spending time within ourselves and learning to understand how we react to things that happen to us, be it loss, fear, anxiety, or even joy, ecstasy, peace, helps us get to know our inner child. There is always an inner child to nurture, secure, protect, and teach. When we saddle up and gather our reins, or hoist the mainsail and cast off our mooring toward the beacon in the distance, take good care of yourself. Don’t be so hard on yourself or so rigid in your game plan. Saturn in Capricorn is a double signature for rigidity and strictness. Cancer softens. So, without being lazy or possessive or gluttonous, as Cancer is wont to be, be soft on yourself and others on this journey.

Your achievements await you, but you must honor those around you who are accompanying you on this journey through life. Love the ones who love you. We cannot take this ride alone. Build a new future from the pieces that remain and build it with those you love. The lenses are being polished and the lighthouse is beckoning. It is time to set your course. Blessings, mate!

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Full Moon in Pisces, etc.

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• Venus and Mercury conjunct at 28° Virgo this morning at 11:08am EDT
• Full Moon at 21° Pisces late tonight (early tomorrow) at 12:34am EDT
• Mars at 17° Virgo and Neptune at 17° Pisces (opposition) at 1:20am EDT (both T-squaring Jupiter at 16° Sagittarius)

It is always good to feel into your life sometimes instead of always trying to figure it out and get it all perfect. Full Moons are when things are most exposed, and when it is in Pisces it exposes our vulnerabilities, the things we neglect, and things that are out of our control, but it also emanates an etheric swathe of divine serenity. A feeling that everything is going to be okay. This is always a nice feeling, of course, but the rub is that the full Moon opposes Sun in Virgo, where it is cavorting with its usual compadres, Mercury and Venus (and presently Mars). Virgo is the ultimate focal point of grounded consciousness. It brings that celestial serenity down through our root and gravitates us to the Earth’s core. This axis of the zodiac is the most paradoxical of all axes. Applying it to everyday life, however, it can best be conveyed as doing and not-doing. This paradox is repeatedly mentioned in Taoism. “Practice not-doing and everything will fall into place.”

This cluster of inner planets and Sun in Virgo opposing Moon and Neptune in Pisces is asking us to recognize this dichotomy in our lives. The dilemma between doing and not-doing. So much can be drawn from the tapestry of merely existing that it often feels as though nothing else needs to be accomplished. God already accomplished everything for us. But Virgo demands that we take that stellar awakening and understanding and apply it to everything we do, because we of course have to DO. What are we doing? How are we doing it?

Mercury and Venus at 28° Virgo brings such a culminating sense of achievement to our work and our relationships in life. Although this transit is already separating, the residual effects are hopefully beautiful for you. We are beginning to graduate into the realm of Libra tonight, with Mercury crossing into the Venusian sign at 3:15am EDT. Our personal needs and reflections upon the management of our lives is shifting into the needs of others and how we can work together to better achieve collective serenity.

But Mars opposes Neptune! That devilish Mars can throw wrenches into plans and do things we don’t expect or want. Things that, during transits like this especially, can be completely out of our control. Like our feelings about doing and not-doing. Agitation, anxiety, stress, fear. They can take us for rides we never would ask to go on. But Neptune in Pisces asks us to have faith that the struggles and trauma and setbacks are stepping stones to a richer and more fulfilling destiny. They’re obstacles we must overcome to reach the divine serenity emanating from the orb we call Neptune. This transit, especially with Jupiter in its own sign of Sagittarius squaring them, brings tremendous growth of consciousness, even if it comes disguised as trouble or strife. See what you can find in any struggles you encounter that may be silver linings leading you to greater greatness. YOU instead of you. Blessings.

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Cancer/Capricorn Opposition

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We are gearing up for more than a week of emotional turbulence. Feeling it yet? Check your angst at the door and dig deeper into where it’s rooted. The more we examine these roots the more we unveil our insecurities and fear mechanisms. Unfold your feelings (men!) and share them with compassionate empathetic friends or partners. The courageous act of communicating our feelings allows deep emotional processing to take place. Without this we are left like a ball in a pinball machine to succumb to the will of all but ourselves. When we begin to expose our fears and worries we begin to blossom like a flower, recognizing not just those fears and worries, but ultimately how we need to proceed with our lives in order to manifest the dreams we have.

These are difficult transits, so remember to breathe deeply and often (thanks, Tracy Parritt-Noyes). Be AWARE that there are difficult transits taking place so you can stay more on top of your reactions, thus thinking twice before you act.

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