Aries New Moon | Pioneering

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2022

Aries New Moon
April 1, 2022
2:24 am EDT
11 degrees Aries

“Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.”
- bell hooks

Today's Aries New Moon has the sense of embarking upon a new adventure, integrating our humanity in the process. Aries is the Warrior and the Pioneer. As the Sun, symbolic of life force, is exalted in Aries, we begin a cycle of renewed courage and determination, allowing instinct to guide us.

This New Moon is conjoined to both Chiron, the Wounded Healer, and Mercury, the Messenger, suggesting a self-focus on personal goals. Chiron in Aries is the Wounded Warrior, whose tender wounds are hidden behind a defense of bravado. At this time, however, they may feel exposed for all the world to see yet if we're honest we recognize the wound in each of us and this recognition is what connects us to our humanity.

The other side of Chiron is the Maverick, the one who blazes their own trail departing from the known, the...

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Virgo Full Moon | Emotional Recalibration

Uncategorized Mar 17, 2022

Emotional Recalibration

Friday, March 18, 2022
12:17 am PT / 3:17 am ET
27 Virgo/Pisces

Tonight's Virgo Full Moon aligns with the archetype of purity and perfection, as well as the distortions and anxieties inherent in the striving for perfection, intensified by a trine to Pluto.

Friday, benevolent Jupiter finally emerges from under the Sun's beams and we may feel a sense of hopefulness arising.

The Virgo Moon opposes Neptune which may make us highly sensitive. Emotional distortions and anxieties such as having too many tasks to complete with not enough bandwidth to cope. Or misunderstanding others' intentions which may not even be based upon truth or reality. Fortunately, this won't last long if we can allow the temporary paranoia to subside.

The Moon in Virgo tends to find grounding and soothing when focusing on one task at a time, which tames the chaos into practical, clean order.

Realizing the world won't fall apart just...

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Pisces New Moon | Silver Linings

Uncategorized Mar 02, 2022

Silver Linings

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
9:34 am PST / 12:34 pm EST
12 degrees Pisces

I once asked a bird,
'How do you fly in this gravity of darkness?'
And she replied 'Love lifts me up.'

As I mentioned in a previous post about Venus as the Morning Star, the ancients saw the goddess of love transition into the warrior goddess in this phase of her journey, which tragically we're seeing play out now in an actual war in Ukraine as its citizens valiantly fight to defend their sovereignty.

Witnessing such devastation is emotionally and psychically shattering and I send my most heartfelt prayers to the heavens for all who are impacted by these horrific events. May peace and healing ultimately prevail, as swiftly as possible.

And while it's difficult to predict, we search for signs that our prayers for peace will be answered. Today's New Moon in compassionate Pisces is conjoined to expansive Jupiter and sextile...

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Leo Full Moon | Brave Heart

Uncategorized Feb 16, 2022

Brave Heart

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
8:56 am PST / 11:56 am EST
27 degrees Leo / Aquarius

Today's Leo Full Moon is a time to unleash our boldness and invoke a Brave Heart. Leo's symbol is the Lion - the king of the jungle, whose power and authority is unquestioned. Ruled by the Sun, Leo brings radiance, warmth and creative fire into the world.

The Full Moon sets off a dramatic Grand Fixed Cross with the Lunar Nodes in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius in which transformation and creation is urgently needed to move forward. It's a time to gather our courage and express what's in our hearts. As we're at the mid-point between eclipses, events can have a profound impact on our destiny storylines.

In these Aquarian times
, we're learning about the power of community and collective healing. Throughout most of 2022, there are no transits in Leo (until briefly from late July to early September when the...

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Aquarius New Moon | Commitment to Reform

Uncategorized Feb 01, 2022

"All you need to know is that the future is wide open
and you are about to create it by what you do."

- Pema Chodron

Today's Aquarius New Moon falls on the Chinese Lunar New Year - Year of the Water Tiger - which heralds a fresh start to a year of following your intuition with courage and passion.

January may have felt like the practice run to the start of 2022, as both Venus and Mercury were retrograde, drawing our attention to past issues that called for reflection and resolution. Now, as Venus has recently gone direct and Mercury prepares to follow suit, eyes and hearts are coming into focus and peering toward the future.

This New Moon is an opportunity for a new beginning - one that calls for a commitment to innovation, reform and sustainability as it joins responsible Saturn in inventive Aquarius.

The Sun is separating from a square to disruptive Uranus and is heading toward a conjunction with disciplinarian Saturn. The Saturn-Uranus square that featured for...

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Cancer Full Moon with Pluto

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2022

Transformative Potency 

Monday, January 17, 2022
3:47 PM PST / 6:47 PM EST
27 degrees Cancer / Capricorn

Cancer Full Moon Themes
Emotional security needs, desiring comfort/familiarity,
Empowered ego drives, cathartic expression, urges for freedom


"Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday's Cancer Full Moon is a climax of powerful transformative forces
. The Moon is in its sign of rulership in Cancer, it will likely bring forth emotional neediness. Cancer craves comfort and the security which comes from the familiar. I write this from my cozy home office as a snowstorm intensifies outside my window and I sense the craving for security while the powerful forces of nature are gathering.

The Sun's polarity in Capricorn suggests a...

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Mercury Rx in Aquarius - Capricorn

Uncategorized Jan 13, 2022

It's tricky when there's a Mercury retrograde just after the New Year. Just as we're embarking on a new chapter, we find that our attention turns inward and backward. Perhaps we run into glitches that require we re-think our plan, or revise our strategy.

Mercury - the planet of communication - stations retrograde in Aquarius for it's 3-week 'backward' transit, January 14 - February 3. Yes, you can expect glitchy Zoom meetings, webinar snafus, and plenty of trickster antics that can make our more tech-dependent lives exasperating.

Keeping calm, collected and focused can be a challenge when our nervous systems also feel zapped by the trickster god. But it also presents us with certain gifts as well.

Mercury retreats just before it reaches disciplinarian Saturn, so before we commit, we need to rethink Aquarian concepts and ideas. Aquarius often signifies groups, networks, technical innovations and social causes - these areas may especially need revising. Mercury rx can open the...

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Uncategorized Dec 18, 2021

Gemini Full Moon Themes
abundant information, anxieties, over-the-top charm, duplicity, distraction, discerning data, gossip, curiosity, multi-tasking, inspiring insight.

"As an abundance of information flows, I discern and align with those ideas which are an investment in a new horizon of my destiny."

Today's Gemini Full Moon is a ripening of ideas and an abundant flow of information - thanks in part to the trine to Jupiter in Aquarius. Gemini is the sign of the Twins and correlates to our siblings
, close friends, and communities who seem to be an extension of ourselvesThe flow of chatter, news and holiday cheer mixes and mingles with the collective anxiety of unseen forces at play.

Collectively, we may see responses to the pandemic referred to as "an abundance of caution" (collective restriction = Saturn in Aquarius). However, the glimmer of hope is that Jupiter will be moving into Pisces once more on December 28 (my birthday!)...

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Taurus Lunar Eclipse | Craving Security

Uncategorized Nov 18, 2021

Craving Security

Friday, November 19
12:57 AM PST / 3:57 AM EST
27 degrees Taurus / Scorpio

Taurus Lunar Eclipse Themes:
extravagances or anxieties around money and security,
craving stability, sudden rebelliousness, striving for dominance,
passionate emotional expression, releasing stuck patterns.

"My cravings for security can be found in my Soul's desires for oneness.
Whatever I give with generosity, I receive with gratitude."

Friday's early morning Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse in Taurus, the sign most associated with the desire for stability, survival, self-sufficiency, and materialism. Lunar Eclipses are conjoined to the Lunar Nodes of Destiny, creating a cosmic re-alignment that can seem especially fated and impactful. 

Often, what is stuck can become dislodged in areas of the Moon, such as emotional attachments, home, family, women or what we've become dependent upon. Lunar Eclipses are often a time to evolve beyond...

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Aries Full Moon + Eris | Courageous Ambition

Uncategorized Oct 19, 2021

Aries Full Moon
Wednesday, October 20
7:57 AM PDT / 10:57 AM EDT
27 degrees Aries

Full Moons illuminate polarities as the Sun (purpose) and Moon (emotional needs) face off in opposing signs. Wednesday's Aries Full Moon challenges the Libra Sun's focus on partnership and cooperation as the impatient Aries Moon needs to have her own way. 

Some may sense that they've over-compromised and need to re-assert their independence. Or - as is the case with Eris conjoined with the Full Moon - some may feel left out, scorned, disrespected or rejected. Eris is the goddess of strife, sister of warrior Mars. And as Mars is in the mix (conjoined to the Sun, opposing Eris, square Pluto and trine Jupiter) motivation to achieve one's passionate desires is heightened.

A T-square to transformative Pluto in authoritative Capricorn suggests a challenge to authority or metamorphosis in one's own personal power. We may feel a need to dig deep to...

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