“All boundaries are conventions awaiting transcendence….”
Monday: Moon in Leo
This week starts off feeling like a caged Lion. Unable to experience the freedom we need to play, to roam, and to roar in the face of our opponents, we may find ourselves pacing back and forth, ruminating in our cyclic emotions. This is the Leo moON squaring off with both Saturn and Venus. It is ancient emotional conditioning holding us back from expressing our true hearts desire. We must remember this. What is it that is trying to leap and roll around inside. As the day progresses, we are assisted by Jupiter (via sextile), opening up channels of light showing us a better way out of Saturns dredges. The fiery MOon also harmonizes with the Sagittarius Sun, opening up a highway of energy in the center of our being, showing a Path out of this madness.
“Those who have not passed through the Inferno of their passions have truly not overcome them.”
…are you afraid of being engulfed by your passions?…….
Monday: Moon in Cancer
What did you dream about when you were a child? Do you even remember them? If so, how have they come true? Did you become the Superhero you had imagined? Or did you compromise for another dream? Another’s dream? Dreams can be a bit slippery in this way. LIke: How do dreams interact with 3 dimensional space? What is the point of the Dream? Today, as the mOon makes its Last Quarter square, moving into the internal and creative space of the Pilgrim, a feeling of subtle crisis around letting a character in our dream myth go. It’s time to let go of a particular contract you have made with someone–or something. With the Moon also squaring Venus and Juno, there is a feeling of a fire going out in an important area of our life. Don’t let it happen. Dream into it. Look for your answers in peculiar ways and you will find out exactly what you are meant to do.
Tuesday: moOn moves into Leo early morning
As the pregnant Cancer moON moves into Leo, a feeling of creative release is upon you. Don’t get hooked by the inferior thoughts of yourself or your slowly growing abilities (moON square Saturn), instead, know deeply the authenticity of your message, and the perfection of “your best” and how you share it (mOOn square Mercury). Share like a Lion. Play like one too. I have a deep doubt about whether Lions give a flying “f***” about what another Lion thinks when it is being ridiculous in its creative meanderings. Even if in your effort of sharing your story, your poem, your song it feels null and void, push it aside, and remember: at least the elves and gnomes are applauding you from space!.
Wednesday: Moon in Leo
We all make perfect mistakes. The Hierophant knows this. As he sits patiently in the Ground State, looking all stoic and slick (Saturn trine Neptune), he motions for words, yet none come. Your impatient ear perks in giddy excitement for a fresh transmission, yet still….nothing. Your awareness is pushed deeper inwards, acting the role of Pilgrim; You go deeper into your meditation, possessed by the inevitability of creative release. You know now, that all your mistakes were perfect. Saturn nods his head to Neptune, the Hierophant poofs!
Thursday: moOn moves into Virgo after lunch
All throughout the sea of the Collective Imagination, a swelling wave slowly rises, soon to break on the shores of Self, spreading inspired confusion across the land. With the Moon moving into Virgo, it will naturally oppose Neptune in early PIsces, creating a trippy mirroring effect in your world. It’s a feeling like you are waking in a dream, or perhaps a dream is trying to wake you. Within the doozy of this transit, the mOOn will also square the Nodes of the moon, perhaps bringing the slight feeling of dejavu in a handful of sweet spots throughout your day. If you feel them, it means you are heading the right direction. Keep following your intuition through this temporary maze of illusion.
Friday: Moon in Virgo
It all rolls into one and nothing comes for free,
There’s nothing you can hold, for very long.
And when you hear that song come crying like the wind,
It seems like all this life was just a dream.
Stella blue. stella blue.
In the wake of the Neptunian flood of emotion yesterday, the moOn finds Venus in the sky today. Love, and love again. If there were to be a universal compass for good decision making, it would have to be Love. Love and the Heart as the device. Luna also makes a lovely trine to Pluto also today, keeping a reminder up in our heads about not forgetting about the darkness. It’s great to focus on the Light, and even better not to forget the Dark. They are dancing together–always. Don’t ignore Pluto. It’s how monsters are made.
Saturday: MoOn moves into Libra early evening
No different than a plant, our bodies mimic nature. In the Fall, as light decreases North of the equator, leaves fall and energy is focused on the root of the plant. Roots–like kidneys– store energy for the organism, so the seasons can be insured for its future. Libra–the sign of both the Sun and Moon at the moment–rule over the kidneys. In this Balsamic phase of the mOon, it is vitally important to take care of your energy storage in your kidneys. Or as the Chinese call it: Jing. Kidney tapping, heating pads, back massages, inversions, drinking warm yin tonics etc etc….all a good idea. With the moON also squaring Vesta and Ceres, this kidney point is emphasized even more. Feed the agni flame, nourish the body and its tissues, and begin to rest. The last days of any lunation cycle relate to this. It feels like a dream as the veils get thinner and thinner.
Sunday: Moon in LIbra
We always think that by running away to some place new, will solve all our problems, Yet, if we are wizened by our years of youthful folly, we also know these problems haunt us like angry ghosts. With Mars now in Sagittarius for over a week, I’m sure you have already tasted this urge. Today though, he squares Chiron–the wise Centaur teacher of many a great Hero. It’s as if Chiron stands mildly frustrated in a setting Sun hilltop as his stubborn student (Mars in Sag) runs away, seeking the boon of his heart, with youthful folly once again. “Silly humans….” Chiron thinks, as darkness falls.
…and through the Inferno, on the other side of the raging flame, is the Palace of Wisdom. Ever present, always waiting….for the ripe Warrior Soul to discover……..
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“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi
…the Ego has a way of desiring to destroy itself. It is not the point. The point is to find out how the Ego has imprisoned our True Self, our muse in the a castle of illusion. Forge the moot, defeat the dragon, rescue the princess, and revel in the treasure: Your own true Self…..
Hello Monday! Welcome back home. You know all those supplements hidden away in your medicine cabinet, all of the enlightened food ideas you have, the friends you have who do life changing healing work? Remember all of these things today. Put the pieces back together. The Moon moves into Virgo today, creating the 1st quarter square, lending a sensitive awareness of how our bodies are linked to our minds and how our Eclipse intention shall be tested. Take care. No need to feel confused or overwhelmed. So what, you feel fragmented and disoriented–this is the Moon’s opposition to Neptune and Chiron. Its a perfect gestalt to be in for superb healing to happen. Get on the table, open your ears and mind, let the someone assist in piecing you back together.
It’s funny that the moment we feel better about things, we tend to re-engage our harmful patterns. We splurge. The moon trines both Jupiter and Lilith today. Be careful of over indulgence. The healing that took place on Monday was key to this Eclipse window. Don’t blow it. The Moon also makes a conjunction to Mars. It’s fast, it’s heated, and it’s full of power. Make sure it directed in the right direction. Perhaps your sadhana and not the bar. Lastly, la Luna also squares Venus today, bringing up some relational drama. Understand this: Your obsession with love is only an unhealthy externalization of your possible obsession with yourself.
To make the unconscious conscious is half the battle. We keep secrets. It’s natural. But it’s also unhealthy to consciously keep them from others. Today is a day of revealing. Of shifting through the shadow realms of our being and bringing some inner “gollums’ to light. With the Moon moving into LIbra, these issues could relate to creating a more balanced dynamic with “other.” Listening more, instead of talking so much. This Libra Moon also squares Pluto and opposes Uranus, thus activating the “2012 transit.” What are you most afraid of and how does this relate to a breakthrough you are waiting to happen in your life. Face it–death that is–and experience riding the Uranian lightning into new worlds of perception. See yourself clearly without opinion.
If there is one Archetype who has the ability of making things manifest in the material world , it is Saturn. The Moon visits Saturn today in late Libra for a serious discussion of matters of the heart. Saturn: “Hello Moon!” Moon: “…..uh….hi;” Saturn: “How are you feeling today Moon?” Moon: “a tad internal. shy. unsure. scared;” Saturn: “mMmmm, here take this Moon.” Moon: “Ahhh, thanks Saturn, I’ve always wanted a ‘telepath.” The Moon is also trining Venus and Mercury today. The idea of telepathy or empathy is strong on this Thursday. Tap into it. Your thoughts and feelings are probably correct. Don’t doubt yourself. It is Saturn’s gift.
Don’t you love the experience of time disappearing? When you are writing a song and all sudden a chunk of the day has passed you by. Or when you are sipping tea with a close friend and the same occurs. I feel the phenomena of time disappearance is a strong indicator of your Truth–both with your creative process and with those you get to experience it with. If you know how to go about making this happen, great, you are a step ahead of the game. Do it. If you don’t, make an intention to find it this Friday. With the MoOn now in Scorpio trining Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, we have the assistance of some psychedelic allies to make this experience manifest. Pretty Venus and heady Mercury also do a waltz today (conjunct). The gods are on your side. Make time disappear!
You ever get in an argument with someone about whether the MoOn is Full or not? “Look, a Full moOn…” “No its not, the Full mOon isn’t until Monday….dumbass.” It’s the idea of the waxing Gibbous. Or as Steven Forrest likes to call it, “the Lover’s Moon.” I love this name for it. We are now under the Lover’s Moon. It is nearly Full and when it does become full on Monday, it will be another Eclipse. This time a Lunar Eclipse in Sag/Gemini. With this Scorpio Moon sextile Mars (its traditional ruler), we will finally have the courage to say what we need to say. Or better yet, to ask him/her out on that date we have been dreaming about for ages.
As the Moon grows, so do our emotional bodies. The water level rises, bringing up all the stuff which has been submerged in the subconscious, conveniently stored away, out of sight. The Moon moves into adventurous Sagittarius today, passing Juno on the way. Soul contracts! Whether they are new or old, the paper work will be on the table. There is feeling of overwhelming confusion in the air today. Should I stay or should I go? Should I actually call him/her? (the one you had the courage to meet yesterday). What to do? Heres my advice: If you have to think about it too much, it ain’t right. Save your energy. Utilize the Sag in a more useful way. Go hike in the open spaces. It’s another Eclipse tomorrow. Go into nature and think about how this Lunation has been for you since the Solar Eclipse on May 20th!
….and its not about defeating dragon’s, it’s about taming them, then riding. Nothing more exhilarating than riding your Dragon’s. Don’t be scared……just….don’t be scared. The portal is opening once again, dive through it with your Dragon on board….
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“Like a true Nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild”
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
…Monday afternoon, just after the moOn moved into Aries, moving her way slowly and patiently towards her Full phase, I decided to drive to the high country, in search of the sacred ‘bear medicine’–Osha. Deep in process, reflecting on a series of cathartic events that have recently shook me to the bone, I was surrounded by beauty, synchronicity, and the feeling of de ja vu, as I ascended up those rocky slopes . I remember thinking about the Pluto/Uranus square–”the 2012 aspect”– feeling how Uranus truly relates to a “breakthrough vs. breakdown” dynamic in our lives right now, wherever it is transiting in our charts. It made perfect sense me. Pluto brings the Fear and the necessity of emotional transformation, and the square to Uranus, is the opportunity for our “big breakthrough.” Drunk on this idea, I then arrived to Hesse trailhead. Blade in hand, in the crisp air of the high country of Colorado, I took my first step into the Wild, seeking out this sacred Osha medicine…..
It is said:
“Wolves are the epitome of the wild spirit. Their positive characteristics are so numerous it is no wonder that Native Americans and others practically deified them. They symbolize power, clan, honor, and the connection to Nature’s greatest mysteries. The wolf is the true spirit of the free and unspoiled wilderness.”
from Ted Andrews “Animal Speak”
One of the main reasons for my trip–aside from the search for Osha–was to clear my head. Having just experienced a burning back draft of an unfortunate secret I reluctantly decided to keep from a dear friend, I was needing time for process with Nature, and the wild energies that never forget to help us in our healing. LIke the boomerang of karmic service that Saturn offers, it was also apparent to me, that the Full moON which was in the process of formation, was intimately involved with Saturn, because of its conjunction with the Sun in Libra. There have been a few conjunction aspects to Saturn over the past weeks: Venus/Saturn on Sept. 29th; Mercury/Saturn on Oct. 6th, and then, the soon to be Sun/Saturn conjunction this Thursday, Oct. 13th. The essence of any Planetary Archetype who makes contact with Saturn is Alignment to Truth. With Venus it relates to our Values and Love; with Mercury it is Mental Discipline; with the Sun its Purpose and Integrity. I’m sure you have also been feeling these heavy, constricting, and mature energies as of late. And…this is where I was at, as I took my first steps into the river valley. Questioning myself: “Where have I lived outside of integrity;” “How have I lost my honor;” “Where is my love;” “Where is my Heart….” These were my questions, just moments before my great discovery.
When harvesting Osha ((Ligusticum porteri), you must be overly aware of other Ligusticum plants and look a likes, in the carrot/parsley families. The reason for this is because Water Hemlock is one of them, and it is a plant that can easily kill you, if ingested in sufficient amounts. Being that the first frost has happened, there are no longer leaves or flowers on any of the plants–just seeds left over. If you are not aware of the seed differences between these plants, you are in for a Fool’s errand. Luckily, I have been properly schooled on this subject, so I wasn’t worried–though, I will admit, once I discovered three different varieties of this family growing next to each other, I became a bit doubtful. Still confident enough in my plant knowledge, I found a proper Osha stand, and choose my plant. Saying prayers, asking the plant if it was alright for me to harvest here, I got my botanical intuitive nod, and went in.
The moment my blade struck the earth, there was a monstrous ruffle in the bushes, and I jumped back!!! Osha is also referred to as “Bear root,” and the split second adrenal rush I experienced was full of red vision scare, thinking I was about to be mauled by a bear, protecting his medicine. But I was wrong. Instead, a pure white wolf dog appears, wearing no collar. He stops just feet from me, silent, staring, psychically communicating a special message into my heart. It was a two fold message:
1. You have found the root. I am its messenger for you today.
2. You are a Lone wolf. You always have been….Just look: “You are on Hesse trailhead…” Remember reading Herman Hesse’s ‘Steppenwolf’, the world is not random. It’s perfect. And you are remembering.”
Startled by this message, but drawn to the Spirit of this animal, I moved forward to connect more. But he would not allow it. He began barking frantically, attracting the attention of a passing woman on the trail (I thought I was alone). Turns out, the woman who was walking, was just seconds ago, thinking about her old wolf dog who had died a few months prior. She said this wolf dog was nearly identical to her own. And so we shared magical stories, harvested the Osha together, and moved on. Once she departed, a deeper layer of my journey revealed itself. It was a lesson of the pack–the wolf pack!
For the past 7 months, I have been living with two Wolf dogs up in the mountains, with Twin owners, who also embody “Wolf medicine.” Living there, laughing there, healing there, I have learned many lessons around the idea of “Community” and “Pack.” Lessons that I will never forget. Being the Lone wolf spirit that I have always been, it was good for me to experience. But unfortunately, there are aspects of myself that are fully sacrificed living in such a way. My solitude, my truth, my long journey’s alone into Inner space, which no doubt atrophy when sacrificed for social wings. And for some unknown reason, a series of unfortunate events had to occur, creating a rift around a wound, to force a shift in the role I have in the Wolf pack. Howling at the moON, I saw it, I see it, and I accept. The healing is nearly complete, as long as I am forever seeing into the nature of my mind and heart, through those piercing eyes of the Osha wolf.
….the pregnant Aries moON illuminates to road ahead. Don’t be afraid to howl. And definitely, have no fear of the Wolves who await you.
* How did this Full moON affect you? Have you learned the Big lessons? Do you want to know where it happened in your own Natal chart? Do you want to understand the delicate and complex implications of this lunar cycle for yourself? If so, you can contact me for a reading, and we can dive in deep, searching for all the missing pieces, craving to be illuminated.
…: Late March 2011 Cosmic Weather
(It’s been awhile since I have posted, and I apologize, but Transition has been twirling me around by my top knot!)
As I write, the moON is at 4 degrees Aquarius, conjunct Palles Athene. The Intellectual burst has arrived. I’m ready to inform you about the exciting week we have ahead.
Today: March 28th
Saturn opposes Jupiter:
….this is the third Opposition of their 20 year cycle of Expansion and Contraction. The first happened on the 22nd of May, 2010, and it happened at 27 Pisces/Virgo. It was the entrance into the turbulent Summer months, where we were all testing our abilities to Redefine our borders, and to push beyond thee ol’ envelope in terms of what our Lives could look like. The 2nd happened at the end of the Summer, on August 16th, at 2 degrees Aries/Libra. The Change we were after was being tested–on a Global scale and also on our Personal spheres. Now, its happening again, this time at 14 degrees Aries/Libra!!!
And…..What does it mean?
I recently read an article that was posted on a Scienctific website (maybe NASA website… sorry I don’t have the link, but you could ask the “Oracle), and the author of the article was talking about how this aspect is what causes the Earth to act up, in unexpected ways: Earthquakes, Floods, Volconoes etc…..The reason for this is the gravitational pull that exists between Saturn and Jupiter: the two biggest planetary bodies in our Solar System. Oppositions create tension. They are literally opposed to each other, pulling as if they were in a cosmic match of tug of war, and the Earth in in the center of the rope–a little pea at the midpoint. This is one way of looking at this transit, yet, another is on a more Archetypal level; one that is dancing in the invisible landscape of our hearts and minds.
When Jupiter and Saturn come together, they create the Star of Bethlehem. It is the “star” that the 3 Wise men saw, that brought them to little baby Jesus. It is a transit, that marks the beginning of a “sub-age” in a sense. Jupiter begins testing the limitations and the Laws that Saturn has created and is always trying to uphold. Jupiter represents Expansion of Mind and Spirit, and Saturn in the contraction, and the need to hold onto tradition and “what is.” As they move throughout their cycle, our world slowly changes. Being that this cycle began in the Spring of 2000, in the wake of Y2k, we are now witnessing the Manifestation of the seed Idea that was planted in the Collective mind back then. What was it? Fear? Computer mind? Technological hope for the cure of the world? Post post modernity? Whatever it was–or is–we are experiencing the fruition of the cycle….Today!!! Personally, I think it is a bunch of thangs, but could be summed up as: Electronic Social Media. it has completely changed the world, and the way in which we communicate and are educated. Shall continue–exponentially, into the Future!!!
…..Now, there is also a New moOn awaiting us on the 3rd of April, and it is in Aries.
What this means is that the polarity that naturally exists between Jupiter and Saturn right now, is a bit favored by Jupiter’s side!!! Why is this? Because there is a party in the Tropical sign of Aries right now: Sun, Moon, Uranus, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, and the Trans-personal planet Eris. They are all supporting Jupiter’s pull towards victory. There are no planets currently in Libra, assisting Saturn and his cold, desperate tugging. Aries is all about Personal Freedom and Creativity. Libra, at its essence, is “Other.” Because of this, it tends to relate strongly to our Relationships in life–our Intimate relationships!!! Meaning…..Love shall be tested. The whole world is experiencing this transit, and we are all being called to our True Selves. If our Lover’s are limiting this Call, they will be left in the dust. On the plus side, many new alliances shall be formed. If we pay attention to this Call of the Wild, we will find those who have been waiting for us all along. Also, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a sexual time. All of these planets in Aries, being supported by the birds and bees buzzing, our lower chakras, our animal nature is being rekindled. We are awakening. Mars is dancing and stomping in blurring circles around his primordial fire, getting ready for the changes that await us. Be prepared, be eager, and be careful….because Mercury is about to go Retrograde!!!
Mercury Retrograde in Aries
(March 30th–April 23rd; 24 Aries–12 Aries)
There is nothing be afraid of. Mercury Retrograde is an essential seasonal time for us to Reflect, Reconfigure, and Repeat many patterns we have skimmed over while he has been Direct. Of course, it is always wise to back up your computer, fix your machines, and reorganize your house, but its not the essence of the Retro cycle. The ultimate purpose is Re-visit and Remember. There are no shortcuts in Life. They only slow us down. So….with Mercury being Retrograde in the midst of the Aries party–dancing around Eris especially– we are faced with our own personal Discordia (our Chaos!) Eris is the Goddess of Discord, and represents many of the Lost parts of our Psyche. We are challenged to put together a puzzle of Self in the midst of raging Fires while walking upon hot, blistering lava flow. I intuit that we will feel Time speeding up in the next 3 weeks. We will be inspired, we will fall in Love, and we will be making lots of mistakes. It’s ok. Forgive yourself now! Life is too short for regrets. Just know, there is a reason for all of your mistakes: they are Teachers, and no amount of money or time could ever replace our stupid mistakes in Life.
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Many blessings my friends!