Today's Cancer New Moon at 18 degrees Cancer at 9:16 pm EDT is a time for exquisite self-care and deep reflection. The Moon is in its home sign and as it fuses with the Sun, it begins a cycle of reset, restoration and renewal. The phrase that came to me for this cycle is "The Great Preparation," as the internal alchemy transforms our inner landscape in preparation for an external expression.
The New Moon is applying to oppose powerful Pluto in Capricorn, symbolic of an impending metamorphosis. We may sense the intensity building, as if there is something around the corner that will challenge us in unfamiliar ways and call forth greater levels of responsibility, courage and life force.
Perhaps we feel that we can't allow ourselves to rest or soften because of the intensifying pressure. But Cancer reminds us that we cannot give from an empty cup and that self-care isn't a luxury, but a necessity. Cancer craves the familiar and the sense...
Capricorn Full Moon
Thursday, June 24, 2021
11:38 am PDT / 2:38 pm EDT
3 degrees Capricorn / Cancer
This Capricorn Full Moon has some very distinct features to it, as this Saturn-ruled Moon is amplified by Jupiter in Pisces, bringing a strange, transcendental quality to the Earth-bound Capricorn Moon.
There's a paradox of freedom and responsibility, and in fact the more we take responsibility for our lives the more freedom we can enjoy. Sometimes this means saying no to something that is no longer acceptable so that we can move toward greater opportunity.
One of this morning's news headlines was of the mass exodus of retail workers leaving low-wage jobs in order to pursue higher-paying jobs with greater benefits or those that provided a better quality of life. In practice, I've often seen aspects with the Sun and Jupiter to be a time when one's self-belief grows greater than their restrictive circumstances, often a job or relationship. Jupiter opens the door to the next great adventure.
This Mercury Retrograde in Gemini has been so profound on the level of the mind and memory, especially as it's been happening during an eclipse season with the North Node in Gemini.
As we venture out into the summer and reconnect with old friends and pleasures, the nostalgia of more innocent times becomes intoxicating.
It's likely you've been flooded with memories of the past about the person you used to be and the elements that shaped you into who you are today.
To paraphrase from Robert Moss, your personal journal will be the most important book you'll ever read.
So... have you been journaling lately?
We're halfway through Mercury Rx in Gemini and now is a perfect time to find the treasures in all the memories of the Soul.
Writing down what's in your mind is not only a great way to clear the burdens from your mind and heart, but it's an exercise in creating a more thoughtful and meaningful life. It's a step toward leaving a legacy.
Here are some suggestions:
>> Dust off your journal...
We’re entering a month of more change, as the chaotic Saturn-Uranus square aligns again, this time with Saturn retrograde in Aquarius. Progress collides with authority and with Saturn rx, a great restructuring is in order.
The month opens with loving Venus entering the water sign of Cancer. We may be more attracted to feelings of maternal security and belonging, craving familiarity.
The Venus-Jupiter trine on June 3 is like a big hug from the Universe. We can open our arms and hearts wide to receive an embrace of care, pleasure and blessings.
One of the more intense aspects building, however, is the Mars-Pluto opposition, exact June 5. The individual will can find itself up against powerful opposing forces. This is a time to be careful of destructive forces in the world and within our own impulses to dominate others. If used well, it could signify empowered determination to push past our limitations.
The Gemini Solar Eclipse on June 10 is at the midpoint of the Mercury retrograde...
Taurus New Moon
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
11:59 am PDT / 2:59 pm EDT
21 degrees Taurus
The New Moon in Taurus is an opportunity to renew and reshape our integrity through determination, clarity and resilience. Black Moon Lilith is at the heart of this New Moon, offering liberation from delusions and false paths. At the New Moon, our intentions begin to take root in order to flower with time and cultivation.
Eclipse season begins with this New Moon as the culmination of this cycle is at the May 26 Full Moon, a Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius. As the luminaries align with the Lunar Nodes, they course correct our paths through fate and destiny. While we can see the path ahead will culminate with a fiery Blood Moon, this moment of beginning is the realm of Taurus, whose qualities are focus, determination and resourcefulness which will serve us well in the journey into eclipse season.
Taurus is the exaltation of the Moon where nourishment, physical, emotional and spiritual are...
May opens with an illumination of the Saturn-Uranus square as the Sun conjoins liberating Uranus today and squares authoritative Saturn on May 3. The clash of evolution and restriction is evident in society and in our own lives if we're aware of the forces of change that impel us toward acceleration yet also reminds us of responsibilities and karmic consequences.
Mercury and Venus enter Gemini, welcoming sociability and idea generation. They'll each be amplified by conjunctions to the North Node, suggesting opportunities to evolve in language, learning, values and alliances.
The New Moon in Taurus on May 11 is a reset in practical, survival-orientated goals and a focus on resourcefulness. As the nature of freedom shifts, there may be more urgency to pivot toward a re-orientation of life itself.
Jupiter escapes the grip of Saturn's domain as it enters its domicile of Pisces May 13. We'll have a few months to experience the planet of expansion roaming free in spiritual, mystical...
Scorpio Full Moon
Monday, April 26
8:32 pm PDT / 11:32 pm EDT
7 degrees Scorpio / Taurus
The Scorpio Full Moon illuminates the shadows and the undiscovered treasures hidden in the depths, concealed from the light of day. The Scorpio archetype of metamorphosis teaches us that there's more to life than mere survival, as depicted by its opposite sign of Taurus. The impulse for rebirth arises from the depths for a cathartic release and an awakening to new levels of truth.
As a Fixed sign, Scorpio has strong impulses for resistance and secrecy. The urge to emote can be met with an equally strong urge to resist it. Perhaps there's a fear of one's own intensity or the overwhelming power of unconscious forces that could be unleashed if an opening to the emotional depths was permitted.
Yet, at this Full Moon, an aspect with magical Neptune may help to dissolve the stubbornness of the Fixed energy and smoothly dislodge any blocks toward the expression of inner material...
Aries New Moon
22 degrees Aries
Sunday, April 11 at 7:30 pm PT / 10:30 pm ET
Monday, April 12 at 2:30 am GMT
After the aimlessness of the waning Moon in Pisces, a new cycle of Aries fire rekindles the life force at this purifying and defiant Aries New Moon. Eris, the goddess of strife is conjoined to the New Moon, and her presence illuminates the strength of will and clarity of purpose when one is unafraid to challenge the status quo.
Instinctive Mars, the ruler of the Aries New Moon, is sextile the Sun, boosting confidence. Mars is emerging from a disorienting square with Neptune, and the overwhelm and confusion from the past week is giving way to more vigor in multi-tasking Gemini. He's heading for a trine with expansive Jupiter in collective Aquarius on April 17 amplifying the drive toward courage, optimism and belief in future possibilities. Collective movements can be energized, carried forward and have a widespread impact.
Venus is allied to audacious Eris, and the goddess of...
In this episode of The Radiant Astrology Podcast, my guest is astrologer Georgia Takacs who discusses how healing shame can heal our world. Shame is embedded in so much of our lives which affects our relationships, parenting, and how we relate to money and survival.
We pay homage to the ultimate truthteller around shame, Dr. Brene Brown. Georgia has studied Dr. Brown's teachings on shame and how it's perpetuated through judgment and secrecy. She shares with us how shame is at the root of our feelings of scarcity and the false belief of our innate unworthiness.
We reflect on Chiron the Wounded Healer and the inner wound of shame as well as the current transit of Uranus in Taurus and our shifting value systems. As shame and scarcity are inherent to the capitalist system, how we can transform ourselves and the systems we support that uphold society?
Georgia Takacs will be a presenter in our upcoming summit, The Astrology of Awakening II: Renewal of Hope,...
The first half of April burns brightly and is dominated by the fiery archetype of Aries. As Aries season seeks a fresh start, a series of squares with Pluto in Capricorn intensifies efforts to transform. Eris, the goddess of strife is awakened as Venus, the Sun and Mercury move through the fiery territory of late Aries.
Venus in Aries squares Pluto on the Aries New Moon on the 11th, magnetizing the power of relationships and creativity as a cycle of rebirth is seeded. The Sun's square to Pluto on the 16th is an intensification of purpose and ambition. Mercury's square to Pluto on the 17th empowers the mental realm and the urge to investigate deeply and speak with the force of power.
The energy shifts as Venus enters her rulership of Earthy Taurus on the 14th, soon followed by Mercury and the Sun on the 19th. Taurus seeks a more stable ground and less combativeness than Aries, however, as these planets make their way to conjunctions with Uranus,...