"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gemini Full Moon

   Welcome to a Full Moon of conversations, possibilities and changing plans! With the Moon in airy Gemini, ruled by Mercury, the mood is light-hearted and sociable. However, Mercury goes retrograde just a few hours before the exact lunar opposition to the Sun, and that can cause confusion, especially if plans aren't coming together smoothly or decisions need to be made now. There is more to this Full Moon than that, but first a reminder of how to handle the infamous Mercury retrograde!

   Many people don't understand the best way to deal with Mercury Retrograde, and that is to think of everything as research for the final decision that can come in a few weeks. Yes, it's maddening to have to put plans on hold or have a computer or a car break down during this 3&1/2 week  time frame, especially if you have to deal with it now. Sometimes, the need for repair or replacement comes now, after the initial item was purchased during a previous retrograde phase. This insight into the cycle can be good to remember for future acquisitions... research now, buy later! 

   The Moon today is indeed busy, forming a couple of difficult aspects to ebullient Jupiter and artsy Neptune. There's a tendency to do too much with the expansiveness of our largest planet involved with the mood of the public. Personal feelings can lead to depression or confusion under Neptune's hazy influence today. Avoiding mood-altering substances and definitely carve out some time for peace and quiet for yourself. A walk on the beach or some yoga stretches and a meditation are soothing to the soul and a preferred way of dealing with any frustrations that arise .

   The most stabilizing aspect in this Full Moon chart is the conjunction of Mercury to business-like Saturn. The mind is focused on what you want to achieve and if you look back at the goals you made earlier this year and assess how you're doing with putting them into motion, this can be a good day for future achievements. Saturn will be leaving Sagittarius after three and a half years of focusing on the future, for his own sign - Capricorn, on December 19th, the day after the next New Moon. We are in the winding up period of setting goals and the hard work begins once Saturn enters his own sign for the next few years. Seriousness of intention is what it's all about now; if you want to achieve your goals, roll up your sleeves and get to work!

   Both Mercury and Saturn are in a harmonious dance with the revolutionary planet Uranus, putting new ideas, innovations and excitement on the table. Be willing to express those ideas that seem ahead of their time and share them with others because they may hold  the key for a better future for all involved. Saturn's ability to research and use resources, melds with innovation in a positively creative partnership now. You can get where you want to go if you can express your view of the future and offer a couple of steps for beginning the journey. Patience is involved.

   As always, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Full Moon in Taurus

   Welcome to a very interesting Full Moon, exact in the wee hours overnight, at 1:23am EDT tomorrow. Are we feeling the affects of this potent energy here on Earth...?! You bet we are... with optimism and hope as well. You see, The Sun and Moon are aligned with Neptune and Jupiter in very positive aspects. Now, we know that Jupiter is expansive and can get overly exuberant while Neptune can be delusional, so we have to avoid getting too carried away emotionally.

   Neptune is very active in this Full Moon chart, bringing in the possibility of spiritual connection and increased compassion for the Earth and all her inhabitants. Those are very redeeming qualities much needed in these trying times. However, there are also the qualities of disillusion and deception on the opposite side of the coins of compassion and spirituality. While Neptune is harmonizing with the Sun and optimistic Jupiter there is a lot of reason to feel good about things. Maintaining one's sense of hope while not leaning too far in either direction, will help to navigate these uncertain waters all around us.

    The Moon is also making a positive aspect to Pluto, making it easier to know what makes others tick. This perception can be quite helpful for transforming relationships and knowing how to use one's authority or power constructively for the benefit of all involved. Pluto in Capricorn brings some intense leadership capabilities and a drive to make drastic changes, which are probably needed. If you have the resources to institute the necessary reconstruction of a plan, a foundation or a  goal, then by all means, start the reformation.

   Taurus Full Moon highlights stability and conservation of resources. Look at the gains you have made since the Libra New Moon and recognize your achievements as stepping stones to your future security. Connect with nature by cleaning up the garden or removing the dead branches from around your property. Look at your wardrobe and see how you can re-purpose some articles in new outfits, instead of just getting rid of things to make space for new clothes. Conversely, you might find you have household items or furniture that you don't really need and can sell. Put the saved money into an envelope for a rainy day fund.

   In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Libra New Moon

   Get ready to explore the unknown and the excitement it can bring in trying to balance all that's going on around us! And yes, I'm talking about this afternoon's New Moon in Libra. The reason it's going to be so exciting is the opposition that the Sun and Moon aligning in Libra make to the maverick planet Uranus in Aries. An image here is riding a bucking bronco and holding onto your seat while enjoying the ride or balancing on your surfboard as you ride in the wave. However... we're not quite there yet, so read on.

   We are still in the Balsamic phase of the Moon, until the New Moon at 3:12pm EST, sometimes called the "sleep time". This began when the slim waning Crescent Moon was at 45 degrees behind the Sun, on the evening of Oct. 15th. I know several people who have expressed being very tired the last few days and thankfully listened to their bodies, allowing themselves to be more open to their dreams and intuition. Physical energy is low, while psychic energy is high in the Balsamic Phase, which lasts roughly for three and a half days. This is a great time to rest and reflect, to see if we have released everything necessary in order to begin anew. 

   Sit quiet, shut your eyes and ask your subconscious if you have to let go of anything else, clean anything up, or take care of any unfinished business before embarking on a new path. Once done, your intuition can lead the way to new creativity. Slowing down and being in the moment allows you to nurture and appreciate what you already have. The Balsamic phase is a good time to trim your hair, your nails or your lawn if you don't want them to grow back quickly.

   Now, back to the New Moon coming in in Libra and the alignment of solar and lunar energies! As Libra is an Air sign ruled by Venus, both intellect and beauty come together with the emotional need to find harmony. The groundwork is laid for a month of seeking balance and fairness or justice. Providing an assist here is the conjunction of the Sun and Moon to Jupiter, increasing an optimistic view of how things can be, with no limits on our vision of possibilities! Helping to keep things on an even keel and still be productive, is the waning square between Mars' drive and Saturn's limitation.

   Conflicts can arise from the opposition of Sun and Moon to revolutionary Uranus. Emotions are all over the place due to unforeseen circumstances arising. However, the opportunities that come with change can carry you closer to your ultimate goals... if you don't stand in your own way. Some people will fear losing their self-identity and/or their freedom (Uranus). Those with a stronger sense of self will realize that nothing anyone else says or does can take that away from them. Being mindful of others and ready to seize new opportunities for positive change is what this aspect is about. It's like being on a surfboard, waiting to catch the right wave and ride it. Cowgirl or surfer... take your pick!

  Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Aries Full Moon

   Another new lunar cycle, and in the first sign of the zodiac, ought to bring excitement and energy for beginning something new. However , the accompanying aspects of this Full Moon chart tend to point out the difficulties of current situations around the world and in our country. Instead of letting your enthusiasm wane, you could try looking at things from a new perspective.

   Aries has the energy of the self and the keywords "I Am". As self-oriented as this headstrong and temperamental sign can be, it would be wise to avoid those impulsive attempts at change that can only bring chaos and injury to the self and others. Don't bang your head against a wall or try to knock some sense into anyone else' nogin (head). It's good to begin moving in the direction you want to go in, as long as you're not forcing the issue and remember the rights of others!

   The Sun in the opposite sign of Libra highlights the need to maintain balance and harmony amid change, and can act as the counterpoint for any reckless behavior. Both the the Sun and Moon are square transformational Pluto, bringing the intensity of the situation into full view and maybe even to an impasse. Be firm and stand strong in your convictions, but please don't allow the emotional unpredictability of another to push all your buttons. 

   Venus and Mars are just beginning to separate from their alignment in Virgo. Use this aspect to help guide you to the most positive way you can improve your skills or work with others to make sense of a work or health situation. The issue isn't having to be perfect, but making steps toward forming a committed relationship. Progress not perfection!

   I guess the things to remember at this Full Moon is that we only have control of our own emotions and actions and not to inflict pain on anyone else. Also, it's okay to be who you are as long as you allow others to be themselves and neither of you is putting your expectations or impulsive behaviors on the other.

   Remember to be kind as you keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Virgo New Moon

   This will be a different sort of post for me. I am feeling the Balsamic Phase of this Moon cycle which is ending, very strongly. The low pressure and residual Solar Flares and Geomagnetic action all seem to have slammed into me, along with hurricanes, tropical storms, deaths and a myriad of transitions... some positive by the way. Also, I did 16 mini readings at the Island Fair this past weekend and I am more or less, talked out.

    So... I'll be stringing some words together which reflect the energy of this New Moon in Virgo. I hope you get something out of it. Think of it as an astrological poem.

Sun and Moon dance together as one in practical Virgo.
Earthy practicality seeks healing in opposition to maverick Centaur Chiron. Where do you hurt? How do you heal? Let me help you.
What do you mean you can't cope? Yes you can! You have the tools to help you adjust. Discernment... digestion... what feeds your soul, your body, your mind?! Take what you need and leave the rest.
Life is a dance. Practice your steps. Do your best. You will progress.

Neptune swimming opposite Mercury and Mars. Wait... what did you say? What way did he go? The fog makes it hard to follow.
Are you trying to confuse me, dazzle me with b.s. or deceive me?
When I wake up from this dream, will I know the direction home?

One foot in front of the other, a day at a time in the button factory... got it! Just do the next right thing. Progress, not perfection. 
Cleanse, release, organize and assimilate!

Venus and Saturn give assists to Uranus. Independence, inquisitiveness, ingenuity. Why don't you be you and and I'll be me? Maybe we could work together and maintain our separate identity. Stranger things have happened.

Just keep it real. Head in the stars, feet on the ground and hang in there.

RIP Lou. May you breathe easier now~


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pisces Full Moon

   This is a good day to lay low and follow through on things. With the the Full Moon illuminating the more sensitive side of humanity, our feelings of compassion and connection are at the forefront. The Moon in Pisces opposed the Sun in Virgo at 3:03am EST. This is the axis of cleansing and healing. Time to really batten down the hatches and organize your own stuff before taking on anyone else's!

   Pisces ruling planet, Neptune, is closely aligned with this Moon and adding the qualities of artistic urges, escapism and dreaminess to the day. If you can take the time to be creative or just listen to soothing or classical music today, do so. It's better to allow your energy to flow in that direction, rather than self-pity or drugs and alcohol. (Alcohol is a drug too, as well as a depressant.) Another aspect of Neptune/Pisces is the animal kingdom; perhaps your efforts could go to that realm.

  The Sun in Virgo is ruling the Full Moon chart, due to Leo Rising, and acting as a very strong polarity to the Moon and Neptune's pull.  With a harmonious connection to Uranus in Aries, also aligned with Mars and Saturn, the urge to fix something, or someone is very strong. You may get the insight along with having the energy to do this, however, it would be prudent to really think carefully about how your actions would affect everyone involved.

   There is certainly enough disconcerting weather swirling around us, both actual and emotional, so make sure you're feeling supported and stable enough before you go helping others. Take stock of your own reserves emotionally and physically and if you have enough to keep body and soul together, then you can assess how much or how little you can offer to others. Be as kind to yourself as you are to them.   

   Mercury, once again Direct as of Sunday, has been hanging out around the New Moon Solar Eclipse degree (29 Leo) of two weeks ago. Insights and original ideas may now surface that could be ahead of the curve, just in time to give humanity a boost of hope.

   Remember to keep your feet in your galoshes and on the ground, while your head is in the stars~