While Pluto is wrapping up it's time in authoritative Capricorn - it departs for Aquarius in January 2024, but will have another brief stint in Capricorn from September to November 2024 - the resonance of judgement and oppression thrums through the collective with urgency.
Venus in her home sign of Libra is the ultimate symbol of diplomacy and harmony-seeking, however as she approaches a challenging closing square with Pluto on December 3, desires in relationships can take on a compulsive and manipulative quality. When unconscious impulses become intensified, we may go to extremes in attempts to please others through acquiescence or compliance, as those who seek power become even more demanding, jealous or manipulative.
Whenever Venus and Pluto are in a challenging aspect its important to reflect upon the ways we allow power dynamics to control our lives. Are we a slave to the power of money, love or needing to feel accepted or adored by others? Releasing...
Gemini Full Moon
Monday, Nov 27, 2023
1:16 AM PST / 4:16 AM EST
4 degrees Gemini Moon / Sagittarius Sun
“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?... From now on, then, resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. And whenever you encounter anything that is difficult or pleasurable, or highly or lowly regarded, remember that the contest is now: you are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer...” ― Epictetus
SUMMARY: The Full Moon in Gemini illuminates a sense of adventure along the axis of ideas, information, and beliefs, where the fluidity of learning intermingles with the optimism of faith. A stellium in Sagittarius of the Sun, Mars, Mercury and Ceres encourages inflated expectations, actions and big ideas. However, a square to Saturn in Pisces offers a reality check to ensure that plans are grounded in responsibility so they don't become...
Scorpio New Moon
November 13, 2023
1:27 AM PST / 4:27 AM EST
20 degrees Scorpio
The New Moon aligns at 20 degrees in the clandestine sign of Scorpio, arguably one of the most transformative of the zodiac signs. Scorpio is the realm of the depths - deep desires, obsessions, the occult, taboos, secrets and buried resentments are kept here. It's where we meet with our mortality and face the limits of what we can and cannot control. That this New Moon is aligned with the Mars-Uranus opposition suggests the potential for chaotic energy, turmoil and breakthroughs leading to fresh openings forward.
Mars, the ancient ruler of Scorpio, is in its home sign and its influence is prominent now. Mars in Scorpio does not tend to 'shoot from the hip' without foresight, as the fixed sign of Scorpio resists reactivity. Mars is more akin to a sniper in Scorpio, when and if it does finally strike it wants to annihilate it's target, minimizing collateral damage. However,...
Taurus Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon
Saturday, Oct 28
1:24 PM PDT / 4:24 PM EDT
5 degrees Taurus / Scorpio
The final eclipse in Taurus is coming to fruition. The series of eclipses in the Taurus/Scorpio axis of transformation began with the Taurus Lunar Eclipse on November 19, 2021. With this final Taurus Lunar Eclipse, that which has been cultivated is ripening and ready for release, bringing one chapter to a close. In some significant way, our values have been transformed.
As an archetype, Taurus is concerned with the topic of survival, at its core. The fear of poverty and lack can activate the survival instincts for safety and security. This is why Taurus is associated with self-sufficiency and skill development, so that one can obtain what is needed - such a money, possessions, shelter - in order to sustain life. That dogged determination to put one foot in front of the other and to do what is necessary for survival is an essential character trait of Taurus.
Libra Solar Eclipse
21 degrees Libra
Saturday, Oct 14
10:55 a.m. PDT / 1:55 p.m. EDT
The LIbra Solar Eclipse disrupts the normal order of life in order to clear the way for a fresh pathway to emerge. It's occurring in the aftermath of the explosive Mars-Pluto square, which has inflamed powerful forces of dominance. Now more than ever, we need Libran diplomacy and cool heads to prevail, however, we could vacillate between indecisiveness as we attempt to be fair judges of the truth.
The eclipse is conjoined the South Lunar Node, opening a portal to the past - past allies, partners or relationship patterns can either lend a helping hand or remind us of shadows that need resolving. The days leading up to the Oct 14 solar eclipse may be especially laden with the need for solitude and closure in order for space to be primed for renewal. We may feel in the dark and unable to make important decisions, however, in time, profound insight will be revealed.
Mercury in Libra conjoined the solar...
Pisces Full Moon
7 degrees Pisces / Virgo
August 30, 2023
6:35 pm PDT / 9:35 pm EDT
The Pisces Full Moon at 7 degrees Pisces/Virgo is a Supermoon being very close to the Earth, looming large in the sky.
Typically, a water Supermoon will evoke cascading emotional tides and while we can expect inner stirrings, the conjunction to Saturn, Lord of Karma, suggests coming to terms with reality and learning the value of boundaries. In Pisces, the Moon can be highly sensitive and the heavy presence of Saturn can often feel particularly harsh, even if the lessons are necessary for our growth.
Pisces is the most transcendent of the signs, yet Saturn insists on duty even as we yearn for escapism. The combination of Saturn-Moon, is rarely a comfortable one as the Moon is symbolic of our feelings and sensitivities. It's where we seek security, comfort and satisfaction. The ripening karma can feel poignant as emotions swell and meet with Saturn's stoic authority.
The bold Leo Sun squares abundant Jupiter in Taurus exact on August 6, suggesting an over-the-top energy for the days ahead.
The Sun in flamboyant Leo shines a vivid, brilliant light, and as it activates expansive Jupiter the sky's the limit for how much audacity we can take. At it's best, the Leo Sun can light up hearts and dazzle with their gift to inspire - but we'll want to watch out for the Lion roar if sensitive egos are triggered.
Perhaps new horizons beckon and the taste of freedom and adventure is too good to resist. It feels good to be generous, which can add to a sense of purpose and confidence.
But don't forget! An empowered Venus is retrograde in Leo, ruling Taurus and Libra. Venus in the underworld opens up shadows of the past - past loves, past desires, past patterns of relating - that may distort the ways we relate and call for deeper experiences of connection. Will she crash the Sun-Jupiter party with relationship...
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
Today, July 17, 2023, the (True) Lunar Nodes shift from the Taurus-Scorpio axis where they've been for 18 months into the Aries-Libra, the axis of relating. For the next 18 months, the North Node will activate the Fire sign of Aries and the South Node will echo through the Air sign of Libra.
As eclipses are formed by lunations conjunct the Lunar Nodes, these signs are where most of the coming eclipses will fall. We actually had the first of the series of Aries-Libra eclipses starting with an Aries Solar Eclipse on April 20, 2023 at 29 Aries, the series will end with a Solar Eclipse March 29, 2025 at 9 degrees Aries.
These past 18 months, the eclipses through Taurus-Scorpio have correlated...
As I write this a day prior to the Full Moon, the Waxing Gibbous Moon in deep Scorpio is activating a Grand Water Trine with transcendent Neptune in Pisces and cozy Venus in Cancer, exact tonight at about 8:41 pm EDT. There is something mystical and otherworldly about this Grand Water Trine, and with the Scorpio Moon, the waters draw us into the emotional depths. If we have something or someone to grieve, tonight would be an auspicious moment to let the emotional waters carry us away.
The Full Moon in Sagittarius aligns on Saturday, June 3 at 11:41 p.m. EDT 13 degrees, conjunct the Great Attractor. At it's best, Sagittarius is celebratory and enthusiastic. Ruled by Jupiter, the Moon here is attracted to optimistic and expansive possibilities. Perhaps once we've emerged from an emotional catharsis or escapist trance, the fire of adventure ignites in our hearts.
The Great Attractor at 14 Sagittarius is a highly activated degree with...
Taurus New Moon
May 19, 2023
8:53 am PDT / 11:53 am EDT
28 degrees Taurus
The Taurus New Moon begins a cycle of cultivation for creativity and prosperity to flourish. Taurus is the exaltation of the Moon, where the comfort-seeking lunar goddess has an opportunity to stabilize, find satisfaction and settle in. The energetic soil in which we plant seeds is fertile for growth, in time. Patience and determination is the water that nourishes our garden for an abundant harvest.
Jupiter entered Taurus May 16 for a year-long transit and during this time, the planet of expansion, opportunity and new horizons will offer new opportunities for abundance, pleasure and creativity in our Taurus house. To learn more about what this transit means for you, order your Jupiter in Taurus reading here.
Just as Jupiter entered Taurus, it formed a square to Pluto in Aquarius, which continues through early June. When forces such as these collide, they can have extreme effects as...