Week of 25th-31st
“To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.’
-Doménico Cieri Estrada
Monday: Moon in Virgo
The slick and smooth slide out of our stuffy cocoons is awakened today by the Moon’s trine to Pluto. With this gift of a glimpse of what it is we need to do in order to make the metamorphosis complete comes into focus with this subtle–or not so subtle–transit. As we lick the gunk from our fresh skin, our wings begin to stretch, and a surge of strength runs through our veins like molten metal, pulling out all of the impurities from our system. This is the gift of Mars and Jupiter creating a taurus field with their sextile harmony. The strength is in you, it has been awakened. The pounds begin to shed, your eyes glisten with excitement about what is going to now be done.
Week of March 4th-10th
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Monday: Moon in Sag
This week begins with Mercury’s Inferior conjunction with the Sun. This cazimi relates to the beginning of a brand spanking new Mercury journey. Whenever Mercury passes the Sun in retrograde fashion it is considered Inferior–but this doesn’t mean it’s any less important than the Superior conjunction when Mercury passes the Sun when moving Direct. It means Mercury is not visible in the sky and is passing through the fiery furnace of the Suns rays, being stripped of all it was, readying itself for something new. This means new ideas, fresh perceptions, and evolving the way in which we communicate with the world. With the MOon in jubilant Sagittarius and its ruler- Jupiter- making a square to Venus, it is wise to curb your enthusiasm around quick expansion and instead, practice restraint. Be still. Watch even more closely. Learn something new.
Tuesday: Moon moves into Capricorn in the eve
Life is not easy. Nobody ever said it was. Especially lately, things have been seemingly ramping up on the emotional meter. 2013 has been a doozy for many of us. We are in a window of time where the waters are rising, accentuating our emotional bodies, turning them into hurricane-like winds. And from these raging seas emerges Venus, making a pass at Chiron today, removing a scab from our healing hearts. It is likely we get to revisit an old romance today with the wise Centaur. Don’t look away. Listen to the words of Chiron and your perfect intuition. You are love, you are loved, and that is true. Don’t get hooked or hanged by the pain and suffering of the past. Let the past be the past and move forward with Love in your hearts. Take the experiences you have bravely forged in the past with Love and Love lost, and share yourself bravely with others. Show the world what you have learned.
Wednesday: Moon in Capricorn
With our hearts still bleeding in the space in front of us, the healing continues today as Mercury backslides into Venus’ embrace. Perhaps you read an inspiring quote or hear a powerful song that helps tremendously in the release of this old scar. The moOn is also now in Capricorn, meaning it is cautiously heading for Pluto. As a refresher: Pluto is currently in Capricorn and is slowly and perfectly destroying all of the toxic and limiting aspects of our being. Like the destructive side of Shiva, Pluto is removing all obstacles keeping us away from our true Power. It isn’t an easy road. It is no wonder why we fear Pluto. He brings trauma. And it is trauma that allows us to evolve. Drink the medicine of Transformation today. Don’t be afraid of what you see. A profound angle will emerge, assisting you in the healing your unbreakable heart.
Thursday: Moon moves into Aquarius in the eve
As the moOn moves through the last degrees of Capricorn today, its ruler–Saturn–makes his second sextile to Pluto. This powerful syzygy between the two most feared Archetypes brings forth some penetrating realism today. Wherever these two malefics are transiting in your chart show you were necessity (Saturn) and fear (Pluto) are at the forefront and cannot be ignored. Saturn, like our inner Everest we are meant to climb is seen through parting clouds today. As the moOn moves into objective Aquarius later in the day, we can choose our view of this crux–or problem within. Fly, hop, swim, or slid into a perfect vantage point so that you can get a nice survey of the landscape before you. Epiphany awaits!
Friday: Moon in Aquarius
In the deep reflection of Mercury’s retrograde, a visit to Chiron is made today. Mercury (our Mind) is looking for a cure. Chiron has it. However you may be feeling disconnected from Source, this palaver between the Messenger of the Gods and the Immortal Wise One is going to reveal a yellow brick road for you to follow. So you better make up your mind and get to the table on time. The choice is yours. This electric Aquarius moON also harmonizes (via Trine) to Jupiter, offering up even more Divine inspiration to our cause. The week may have started intensely, but things are looking up. So….look up!
Saturday: Moon in Aquarius
Doubt is virus that must cleaned from our main frame. How nice it would be to be clear and consistent 100% of the time. Unfortunately, it is part of the human adventure to not know all the answers. Are we going the right way? Am I with the right person? Is this the place for me? As Mercury Rx squares Jupiter today, doubt may spring forth like an unwelcomed pimple in the middle of your forehead. Pop it, clean it up, and move on. Listen to your gut, don’t listen to others. Listen to your heart, it never lies!
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Sunday: Moon in Pisces
Today, the moOn joins the planetary party in Pisces. Out at sea, confused and going insane, 6 planets battling with sea legs and stormy weather search for dry land, or something to hold onto. Inside the minds of those affected on planet Earth, there may be mazes blooming with smoke and strange mirrors inside our minds. The only way to deal with all this oceanic emotion is to surrender. Let the waves take you. Don’t try to figure it out. Your life, just like all of ours is in a state of dissolution and spiritual attunement. Be as pure as you can through it all and steer clear from bottle, smoke, and retreating slumber. Open your Higher Mind and unwind. Spirit awaits, desiring to bring you to higher heights!
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As we backslide under the crazy sea with this current Mercury retrograde, we are also days away from a Full Moon in Virgo. In this show I explore such themes, along with all the other planets in Pisces. We truly are living in confusing and inspired times. Listen and learn how to take full advantage.
art by Doug Chang
When the moment cracks open, ecstasy leaps out and devours space;
love goes mad with the blessings, like my words give.
Why lay yourself on the torturer’s rack of the past and future?
The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities
will find no rest.
Be kind to yourself, dear—to our innocent follies.
Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance.
You will come to see that all evolves us.
It is time for another spiral inwards. This one going deep into the oceanic depths of our dream worlds. When Mercury Retrograde travels in the Tropical Sign of Pisces–the Archetypal sign of Dreams, Visions, Poetry, Music, Fame, Addiction, and Madness, it brings all these themes to surreal and augmented states. (there are also 4 other planets in Pisces: Mars, Chiron, Neptune, and the Sun). With such concentration of Planetary Archetypes in one sign–the finish line of the Zodiac–it’s hard not to tell there is something significant going on here.
Week of Feb 18th–24th
“Wouldn’t you love to be out on the rolling sea. With only the sky above you for a roof. What if your friends were there, laugh at all your jokes. And share sweet salt air with you, wouldn’t that be good. You know it would”
Vetiver “Rolling Sea”
Monday: Sun moves into Pisces; Moon in Gemini
The Sun moves into Pisces today, joining the mad sailors Neptune, Chiron, Mercury, and Mars who are all also in Pisces. It is not an ordinary moment in time to have all of these planets in one sign. The last sign of the Zodiac (Pisces) relates to dreams, vision, chaos, and confusion. As the Life force of our Solar system shines this Archetypal frequency upon the globe, something else is happening beneath the ocean of our conscious awareness: Saturn turns retrograde today in Scorpio!. Every year when Saturn goes retrograde (which lasts around 5 months) we experience a serious review on the structures in our lives we have created to keep us comfortable and safe. Unfortunately, we have nowhere to hide this time. When out at sea there are no houses to hide in, caves to retreat to, or safe havens to nestle into. We are adrift. Naked and exposed to all the elements surrounding. Don’t be scared, be brave. Know that everything is working out perfectly. Align to Truth. Surrender to it. And journal your dreams diligently. They are showing you everything right now. Don’t ignore them.