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Full Moon in Pisces: September 6, 2017

The Full Moon in Pisces occurred just after midnight this morning, and so we are in what is ultimately a two-day experience of this powerful lunation; yesterday and today. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the Great Spirit, and the Moon was Conjunct this planet that connects us to our spiritual nature. This is a profoundly healing and loving Full Moon that is all water; something we need very much while in the midst of all of this fiery, masculine energy. Understand that this two-day period is heavily influenced by the Unity Consciousness that Pisces invented. When we remember that Love is all there is, anything that exists within us that is unlike Love, needs to go.

So much has happened in the past few weeks. Mercury is now direct after an intense retrograde. We had one of the biggest Solar Eclipses in over a decade. Uranus, the Great Awakener, was in a powerful geometrical connection with that Leo New Moon. So much fire! Consider the image of the craftsperson working with metal, putting it into the fires to melt, banging and pounding it out into a new shape, dropping it into water to cool it down, which puts that new shape into a permanent structure. We had a spring of fire, and July was all water. Having been thrown back into the fires in the past few weeks, we drop once again into the deep waters of Pisces, and the new shape of Love that we are being pounded into, takes hold and becomes our new form.

In every lunar cycle, there is an important relationship between the New Moon and the Full Moon. In the former, we set intentions. In the latter, we harvest the benefit and release what impedes us from achieving what we set out to create. We are at the Full Moon that is directly connected to the eclipse from August 21st. And just for emphasis, Mercury, who just turned around and is therefore standing still in the sky, is right on top of the eclipse point. In this way, our Mind is aligned with what we set out to manifest in that important moment. The challenge of his backward journey is over, and he is ready to begin his march into the future, taking our vision along with him.

Full Moons ask us to release consciousness that we are complete with. So does the geometry of the Inconjunct, the 150 degree angle that Venus is making right now to Neptune, and therefore part of this lunation. Inconjuncts are choice moments, forks in the road where we are often asked to leave something behind; a way we have been operating in the past that is no longer reflective of the consciousness we wish to embody. Venus and Neptune both operate in the realm of Love, and so this is definitely a moment to consider loving in a new way. Or maybe more accurately, letting go of ways we resisted Love through fear, playing victim, or unconsciously expressing a lack of deserving. Your relationships may go through some interesting changes as a result of this transit and the Pisces Full Moon. Don’t be surprised if things change rather suddenly.

We must, must, must be willing to let go in order to allow more Love to flow through us. So, what does this mean? Pisces is the inventor of compassion and forgiveness. Even when someone has wronged us, we are being asked to remember that everything is a projection and that nothing is, ultimately, personal. This does not mean being a doormat by any stretch, so if that is part of your history, you must work with this principle a little differently. If that is your story, self-forgiveness may be the name of the game for you.

For the rest of us (and yes, I include myself in this category without equivocation), there are opportunities everywhere to simply not pick up the impulse to correct, criticize, judge in return, or otherwise keep an experience of unforgiveness going. Situations in which to simply drop a conflict will be everywhere right now, even if they happen inside your own mind (thank you, Mercury!). I have a rule for myself. I am not allowed to talk to anyone who isn’t in the room. If you find yourself still “talking it out” with someone in the realm of fantasy, imagining what you will say, would like to say, should have said, etc., stop it immediately. Talk to God instead. The same goes for the world at large; if you are putting any of your energy into the direction of the political landscape in this fashion, turn to prayer, forgiveness, and Love.

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August 21, 2017

This is probably the biggest eclipse since the November 2003 Total Lunar eclipse accompanied by the Harmonic Concordance. That moment hearkened back to something known as the Harmonic Convergence in 1987. Each of these celestial happenings could be associated with the ending of the Age of Pisces and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. Since there are no hard and fast rules about how the ages actually change, let’s say that, for the sake of the point I wish to make today, that these big events that took place over the last thirty years were the actual gear shifts that signaled the changing of the Ages.

Here we are, fourteen years later, at a Solar Eclipse, that is also a New Moon – so a new cyclic beginning – and we are being asked to step into a much bigger version of Leadership (think Leo) in our lives and for the future of the Planetary Being. Leo rules the Sun. The Sun is the Center of our consciousness. That Sun exists inside each one of us. We each ARE, in fact, the Sun of our own solar system. This is a reboot moment, where we each begin a new cycle in the Center of our Being. In the spirit of a three-act dramatic structure, it could be said that this is the final threshold that, once stepped across, puts us fully in the Age of Aquarius; and it begins today.

Perhaps I am over personalizing this, but in the late 80s, I was a young man being introduced to my spiritual path in earnest, but at the level of what I could handle at 24 years old. By the time we got to the second event in 2003, I was leading a retreat in Joshua Tree. Much happened between the first and second celestial alignment. And here we are, internet in full swing, the planet going mad, and my life is devoted to doing my part in assisting people to step into a more conscious experience of their individual lives with the promise that if (and when) enough people are doing this on the inside of their consciousness, there will be the possibility of Peace for Humanity on the outside.

Though indeed, this is my personal journey, I do believe that this is reflected in ALL OF US on some profound Universal level. If we do not step up to this, we are doomed. The good news is, I believe, with every fiber of my being, that this is what is happening. Do not look to the outside landscape for proof of this; you will be dismayed and frightened. But please, continue to do your mighty inner work and we will continue to change the consciousness of the Planetary Being. And one day, maybe generations from now, there will be Peace.
I don’t have a lot to say in today’s post, because so much has been said already. Don’t forget that beside the astrological mojo of the moment, there is also the power of the collective. Even if not all those people who are focused on this event are thinking in terms of consciousness and transformation, just the sheer number of bodies on the planet that are thinking about the eclipse has a profound effect on what is possible through our connection to the collective consciousness. Like a focused beam of thought, we get to take advantage of this.

As we go into meditation today, we join with millions of minds moving in the same direction. And as you open your Heart as you do this, you impact them, even if they are unaware of what is happening. In this way, there are individuals who will be shifted from today, just because they were thinking about, or looking up at, the eclipse. If it has not already occurred to you to do so, throw a little prayer in there about the future of our world, lifting it up in the direction of peace, harmony, and a unified consciousness that allows for human race to live together in Peace.

August 20, 2017

Please give yourself a wide berth of permission for today to just be off the rails energetically. The wave that we are in is just enormous and we are really feeling it. The Moon is inching toward the moment of eclipse tomorrow morning at 11:25am PDT. And if you are confused about the various times you are hearing, I am an astrologer, not an astronomer. What interests me is the moment that the Sun and the Moon are in the same place, which is not always the same time frame as when the shadow is generated. Tomorrow morning at 11:25am PDT is when the Sun and the Moon line up for the New Moon, and this is the time to honor the setting of intentions. The time of the shadow of the Moon passing over the surface of the Sun will differ from this, so be sure to look that time up on the internet if you wish to view it.

As for today, the planetary activity is really boisterous, and one of the reasons the way we plug into this day may be a bit challenging is that Mercury and Venus are in a Semi-Square to each other. While this is not a major angle in geometry, it is one that favors conflicts and obstacles, though minor ones. When the Mind and the Heart are not in a good working relationship with each other, we tend to be just a little uncomfortable. Now this is being directly countered by a beautiful Sextile between Mars and Jupiter, which is expansive, confident and truly positive. There is nothing we can’t do under this influence and I’m not quite sure how these two, somewhat conflicting transits are going to play out. Sometimes, just the right amount of friction is exactly what we need to create a spectacular day. I’m voting for that!

Toward the very end of the day here on the west coast, so building all day long, is the interaction that is perhaps the biggest thrust of energy making this eclipse so dynamic and potentially powerfully. This is the Trine to Uranus, the Great Awakener. Just 12 hours before the eclipse is upon us, the Sun and Uranus meet up in the most open, harmonious geometry there is. The Sun is consciousness itself and Uranus is designed to wake us up to the highest version of that consciousness that is conceivably possible. While such a Trine happens twice each other, the EXACT lineup to an eclipse is wildly rare and tremendously powerful. This Trine will reverberate all day today and tomorrow and encapsulate the eclipse into a slingshot of phenomenal proportions.

The Sun is also forming the Great Eliminator angle with Chiron, the Wounded Healer. We should be very aware of exactly what we are letting go of in order to move forward with more velocity. Chiron is the planet that helps us heal wounds of lack, unworthiness, shame, fear and all the troubles of being alive and in a body. We don’t heal from these wounds as if it were magic; they do not go away. The miracle is our shift in perspective or the sudden Grace with which we know how to detach from our old myths the moment they grab back onto us. This transit allows us to see what we are working with, with the light of the Sun to show us where the healing is.

August 19, 2017

Today is the day that the Moon moves into Leo and we are in the true buildup toward Monday’s eclipse. When the Moon enters the sign that the Sun is in, that time is known as the dark-of-the-moon. She will not catch up to her partner in crime till Monday morning PDT, but from 10:54am PDT this morning, she enters Leo and the momentum toward the eclipse is on fire. This is the fertile space just prior to the New Moon that is best for powerful intention setting. Because the lunation takes place in the latter degrees of Leo, this particular dark is long indeed. We have most of today, all of tomorrow and the first part of Monday to allow our thoughts to be planted like seeds in the fertile soil of the infinite field of possibility. Keep thinking big!

We don’t start this day in Leo, however. Before the ingress of the Moon into Leo mid-morning, there is the last stretch of the Cancer Moon. There is a short Void created by a Square to Uranus, just as I described would happen with most Void Moons in Thursday’s post. The few lunar aspects that occur in the hours leading up to the Void are agitated, and one of those is a Trine to Chiron, the Wounded Healer. Then, the Void is created by a hard aspect (Square) to the planet that can really shake things up. This may result in the early hours of this day being emotionally unstable and very tender. Whatever introverted sense of the day you start with, once we get past 11:00am PDT, the atmosphere will change fairly dramatically. So, if your day starts with some emotional difficulty, it is very likely to pass during the second half of the day.

The afternoon and evening is pretty quiet astrologically; only one lunar aspect and nothing at all with the planets. That is not the story tomorrow, so if the day does indeed turn out to be bit quiet, enjoy it because that’s not going to last.

August 20, 2017

Please give yourself a wide berth of permission for today to just be off the rails energetically. The wave that we are in is just enormous and we are really feeling it. The Moon is inching toward the moment of eclipse tomorrow morning at 11:25am PDT. And if you are confused about the various times you are hearing, I am an astrologer, not an astronomer. What interests me is the moment that the Sun and the Moon are in the same place, which is not always the same time frame as when the shadow is generated. Tomorrow morning at 11:25am PDT is when the Sun and the Moon line up for the New Moon, and this is the time to honor the setting of intentions. The time of the shadow of the Moon passing over the surface of the Sun will differ from this, so be sure to look that time up on the internet if you wish to view it.

As for today, the planetary activity is really boisterous, and one of the reasons the way we plug into this day may be a bit challenging is that Mercury and Venus are in a Semi-Square to each other. While this is not a major angle in geometry, it is one that favors conflicts and obstacles, though minor ones. When the Mind and the Heart are not in a good working relationship with each other, we tend to be just a little uncomfortable. Now this is being directly countered by a beautiful Sextile between Mars and Jupiter, which is expansive, confident and truly positive. There is nothing we can’t do under this influence and I’m not quite sure how these two, somewhat conflicting transits are going to play out. Sometimes, just the right amount of friction is exactly what we need to create a spectacular day. I’m voting for that!

Toward the very end of the day here on the west coast, so building all day long, is the interaction that is perhaps the biggest thrust of energy making this eclipse so dynamic and potentially powerfully. This is the Trine to Uranus, the Great Awakener. Just 12 hours before the eclipse is upon us, the Sun and Uranus meet up in the most open, harmonious geometry there is. The Sun is consciousness itself and Uranus is designed to wake us up to the highest version of that consciousness that is conceivably possible. While such a Trine happens twice each other, the EXACT lineup to an eclipse is wildly rare and tremendously powerful. This Trine will reverberate all day today and tomorrow and encapsulate the eclipse into a slingshot of phenomenal proportions.

The Sun is also forming the Great Eliminator angle with Chiron, the Wounded Healer. We should be very aware of exactly what we are letting go of in order to move forward with more velocity. Chiron is the planet that helps us heal wounds of lack, unworthiness, shame, fear and all the troubles of being alive and in a body. We don’t heal from these wounds as if it were magic; they do not go away. The miracle is our shift in perspective or the sudden Grace with which we know how to detach from our old myths the moment they grab back onto us. This transit allows us to see what we are working with, with the light of the Sun to show us where the healing is.

August 18, 2017

There hasn’t been much to say about Venus during this wormhole as her important moments are few and far between. But don’t let that fool you, she is also a major player during this very powerful month. In fact, just that she is in the sign of Cancer is a great boon to us, for she operates in important territory in this sign. Cancer is the mansion where we learn to take care of ourselves and recharge when the outside world becomes too much to bare. Venus is the planetary reflection of the Heart Center. In this territory, the planet of Love is herself recharged and nourished, and we, in turn, heal on a deeper level. The Moon will Conjunct Venus today and that will put a bit of emphasis on the aspect she is making today with Saturn, the Great Teacher.

Venus and Saturn will meet in the angle known as the Great Eliminator, the 150-degree angle known as the Inconjunct. This is an unstable geometry between two forces, in this case Love and Structure. Saturn is the Lord of Kharma, and through his movement we experience lessons and challenges that help us build our lives through responsibility, restriction and long-term thinking. Venus passing through the Great Eliminator angle is going to show us things we must release and let go of in order to be ready to move forward in the manner that the eclipse is preparing us for. If the Leo eclipse promises more power, leadership, creative expression and passion, what must you let go of in your Heart in order to receive such blessings? Is there any part of you that remains undeserving or unworthy? It must go. Now. Today just may reflect back to you some element of how you feel about yourself and the life around you that falls into the category of better-left-on-the-side-of-the-road as you move powerfully into a the future that you are creating.

The Cancer Moon is very active today, making nine lunar aspects in all. The last one of the day is a Conjunction with Venus, so the entire day is building toward this emphasis on loving interactions. And since Venus is Inconjuncting Saturn, so is the Moon. Any choice we make to put ourselves first is integrated directly into our unconscious mind courtesy of the Moon. The day could be quite full in the feeling department, so just allow any emotionality of the day to feel cleansings and purifying. There’s a Semi-Square to the Sun today, which means there will be a few obstacles along the way, but a Trine to Neptune increases our intuition and a Sextile to Mercury makes conversations and thought processes go smoothly.

August 17, 2017

Uranus is the planet that is at the highest degree point of any of the slow-moving bodies. At 28-degrees of Aries, no one is further along in their movement through any sign but the Great Awakener and his flash of lightning. Remember, the Void Moon, which happens every two and a half days, is created by the Moon making her last major geometrical connection to some planet, after which she goes into the “inner space” of the Divine Feminine before changing signs. This weaving in and out of masculine and feminine energy is a crucial way the Planetary Being creates consciousness itself. Right now, Uranus is always the last planet the Moon connects with before she changes signs. And at a time when there is such a need to balance out our experience by increasing our connection to the feminine, it is a blessing that all of the Void Moons since May of this year have been generated in this way. We are waking up to a stronger presence in the Divine Feminine than ever before, since modern civilization took over the First Nations of the globe.

As the world continues to go mad around us, it becomes more and more important to do our mighty work. And that work is to recognize that everything is either an expression of Love, or a call for it, even when that comes in the form of violence, hatred or enmity. What would the Divine Mother do in the face of such strife? She would send her prayers in the direction of the wound, and that is what we must all do. In a form that suits each of our individual sense of vision (some through activism, others through silent prayerfulness, and everything in between), we are here at this time to bring the transformational power of Love, by healing judgment, fear and shame within ourselves.

I offer this to you today for two reasons; I live in the United States and we are grappling with an overt displace of chaos at the moment that is just the tip of the ice berg. All of us will need to become more adept at responding to such moments in a way that brings about healing. Also, the day is astrologically pretty quiet, so there was time to express this notion. And, of course, the Moon will go Void after a Sextile to Uranus, creating another one of those vibrant Void (Divine Feminine) Moon phases that will last from 6:28am to 9:12 am PDT, when she will move out of Gemini into Cancer.

The Cancer Moon will be pretty emotional and tender, and over the next two days, we may be moved to make some changes because of how we are feeling (more about that tomorrow). For today, just let yourself get used to a very different dynamic. With so much fire in the air, the Moon in this sign will highlight the fact that Venus is moving in a fairly solitary way in this sensitive and self-protective territory. You may want to up the ante with regard to self-care and rest. We’re going to need a lot of energy just up ahead.

August 16, 2017

The Gemini Moon is very active today, making nine lunar aspects, and not a Void in sight. The day is chatty, spirited and most of the big-hitting connections she makes are harmonious and productive. The hard aspects include a Square to Mercury and an Opposition to Saturn, and while those are “difficult” in theory, they offer the kind of raw materials for powerful mental stimulation, significant conversations, and the kind of structure and sense of responsibility needed to make something important of the intellectually oriented energy of the day.

The Sun meets up with the North Node today and this is like an official meet and greet between the center of our conscious awareness and the geometrical point in space that is responsible for breaking the beam of light in five days. The Nodes are created by the intersecting path of the Moon’s orbit and the Earth’s orbit, and it is their spatial relationship to each other that every six months creates the moment of eclipse. The North Node is the one of these oppositions that points into the future (the South Node is the past), and this particular eclipse is in alignment with where we are going. That is why this upcoming New Moon is such an important intention setting opportunity. In some ways, the guidance – or awareness – that we need to be most effective with how we approach this process is given a boost today under the influence of this transit. It is as if we are being treated with an enhanced (and prescient) sense of where we are headed, and how we are to get there.

Not that there aren’t still major bumps along the way. Yesterday’s Opposition between Venus and Pluto gets the added influence of Jupiter, creating a T-Square between these three planets. A T-Square is two simultaneously occurring conflict/obstacle transits that combine together to help us work something out in order to grow. You can re-read yesterday’s post for how Venus and Pluto are operating together, and go back again to the post on August 4th for a reminder of what Pluto and Jupiter are doing. When Venus and Jupiter Square, we are confronting love in all its iterations with our sense of expansion and feeling big, but in a way that can be challenging in the area of excess, or overvaluing something that later proves to be unworthy. Fear not, this entire pattern is important for our process because we learn and grow from these sorts of conflicts. Just don’t expect to come through unscathed as this pattern peaks today, especially given the lunar Square to Mercury. Jupiter can add the ingredient to push something over the top, so just have at it. We can clean up any mess we make in the days to come.

And to add good measure to an already complicated day, there is an Inconjunct between the planet of action, Mars, and the Lord of the Underworld, Pluto. Mars and his movements are a reflection of the choices we make and the actions we take. An Inconjunct implies a fork in the road, where we choose a new path, or at the very least, to leave an old path behind us. This is an unstable geometry that forces us to take some sort of action or adjustment, hence the interpretation that a choice is likely being presented when this transit appears. When Pluto is in the house, as he is very much during this wormhole, we are working with great depth, intensity of feeling, and powerful drives that may have only recently been revealed. This transit allows us to peer into the shadow where we are usually afraid to look, and choose to take the road less traveled. When in doubt, take a risk today; it may pay off big dividends in the long run.

August 15, 2017

The Taurus Moon is ruled by Venus, and because of this, any time Venus is doing something when the Moon is in one of her signs (she rules Libra as well), then that activity is raised in stakes and takes on more weight than it otherwise might. Today, Venus and Pluto will Oppose each other, and this intense planetary transit, through brief, will be deeply felt by us all.

You may want to go back to August 4th, when I wrote about the final Square between Jupiter and Pluto that first hit last November, a second time this past March, and the final one completed this cycle just ten days ago. Venus passes by from her perch in Cancer and activates this pattern, first by Opposing Pluto which she does today. She Squares Jupiter at the end of the day tomorrow. Venus governs our experience of Love at the personal level. Pluto holds the shadow and all the hidden demons that challenge our sense of how Love lives in and through us. When they Oppose like this, we may be triggered by things that we weren’t aware of, or perhaps thought we had completed. Pluto has a tendency to reveal things that we thought we had a lid on.

These two days feature our Heart’s alignment – and possible challenges with – hidden fears coming out of the Shadow, and ways in which we bump up against not feeling quite deserving of the abundance that is just waiting to be received by us, if we are ready for it. Any of the ways where you are still being driven by lack and limitation are likely to come screeching up from below decks early this week. Fortunately, for anything that does need your attention, Venus in Cancer has the capacity to turn us in the direction of nurturance and self-care. Just be on guard for the tendency to simply hide out from a painful emotion, for that is also the way of Cancer. This T-Square with Venus, Pluto and Jupiter is not something you want to shy away from, even if it means some messy interactions with those you love.

Several hours after this planetary aspect (which takes place in the wee hours of the morning PDT), the Moon will leave Taurus and enter Gemini. Once there, she will make three lunar aspects today to all three of these planetary players. All three connections are agitated, and the day is likely to really drive home anything that is out of alignment where love, intimacy and power are concerned. Be mindful of racing, resentful thoughts in the latter part of this day. The Moon’s activity always points to how we are working with the unconscious. In this case, the unconscious mind is likely o be very agitated and reactive. As you move forward into any conflicts that come up, move slow enough to ask yourself the question, “What would Love do?”

August 14, 2017

The Taurus Moon, ruled by Venus, does two very interesting things today, and they are essentially simultaneous. The planets are quiet, so there is nothing to interfere with the energy behind these two lunar aspects. Also, and perhaps more importantly, this simple day is made more significant by being inside of both the eclipse wormhole and arguably the most important Mercury retrograde of recent experience. Today is a day to make high choices and be aware of what we’re bringing to the world. And here’s why.

Every lunar cycle, there are two Quarter Moons that take place hallway between the New Moon and Full Moon. It is the geometry of the Sun and the Moon at a 90-degree Square with each other, a decidedly difficult angle. A Square presents us with a conflict or an obstacle that must be faced with complete willingness to see both sides, without forcing one over the other; like the wall and floor, they must always stay true to their desires, or the room will collapse. With the Sun and Moon, the conflict is between our conscious awareness and the unconscious mind. In each of these Quarter Moons, there is a demand on us. In the Three-Quarter Moon, which hits today, we are held responsible for operating in the world based on the new wisdom we have recently gained. Known as the Disseminating Moon, we are quite literally expected to disseminate what we have received, even if the world doesn’t appear ready for what we have to offer. Like the wall or the floor, today is a moment to stand in your truth no matter what.

This does not mean, however, that you are to be inflexible today. There is an important choice to be made today, and that is created by a Finger of God being created by the Moon on the other side of the sky to Saturn, the Great Teacher, and Jupiter, the Great Expander. Saturn and Jupiter are the social planets, and hold sway over what happens in the world around us. Saturn contracts, and Jupiter expands, and between them, every experience is created as a function of those two different forces in varying proportions.

When they are operating in a 60-degree relationship as they are right now, then we are treated to a relatively rare opportunity to enjoy being able to call upon whichever construct we need at any given moment. When we need structure, Saturn provides the restraint and delays needed to create something lasting. For his part, Jupiter responds to that structure with the promise of great abundance. The last time they operated in this geometry was thirteen years ago and it will be seven years hence when they meet up like this again. These is part of the setup that makes the intentions we set during the upcoming eclipse so powerful. They will have legs.

Though this is a very brief, passing lunar aspect, any choices we make today could, in fact, have long range implications for the future. Most of us will not have anything truly important looming large on this Monday, but if you do, consider it a boon and a good omen. If it’s just another ordinary day for you, at the very least, strive to do your highest walk, dig deep into your spiritual practice, and make it the best day you can with what you’re working with. It will be money in the bank for the long-term expansion of your consciousness, even if it passes unnoticed by virtue of the events of the day. The Third Quarter Moon thanks you for what you disseminate.

August 13, 2017

The Sun and Saturn Trine each other today, bringing in some conscious awareness to the ongoing Grand Fire Trine that has been with us for several months now. Saturn is creating structure, and enforcing responsibility through both transparency and highest spiritual truths; both concepts invented by the sign of Sagittarius. Uranus, the Great Awakener, is using his lightning bolts to shake things up with sudden shifts and new experiences out of the blue. These two planets have been working together all year to make what is turning out to be one of the most surprise-filled, outrageous years in our lifetime.

The Leo side of the cosmos is the fire sign that creates the Grand Trine, and the Sun is, with this transit today, activating this pattern in a huge way that is bringing it all the way home with the upcoming eclipse. All of the changes and sudden course corrections we experienced in May and June are being folded into one big reboot that is taking place now. The Sun is the center of our conscious awareness, and by entering this Leo territory today, we officially begin the ramp-up to next Monday’s eclipse.

The Moon is in Taurus today, a grounded and stable earth sign. Interestingly, she doesn’t do much in this sign today, making only one major transit at the very end of the day here on the west coast. A Trine to the newly retrograde Mercury, who is in the earth sign of Virgo. Typically, this transit brings clarity, ease of communication and a mental connection that goes beyond words. The same will be true of this transit, but the posture of Mercury in the inner landscape could bring about some startling revelations from some strange and interesting places. The process begins in earnest, so keep your eyes and ears wide open for guidance along the way.

August 12, 2017

At 6:00pm PDT today, Mercury goes retrograde at 11 degrees of Virgo. The next twenty-one days is going to feature the typical challenges of any Mercury retrograde, but they are likely to be intensified by the background of the eclipse wormhole, as well as the reverse journey taking place inside a sign that is ruled by Mercury, so he’s more at home with what he’s up to.

Here’s why Mercury retrogrades are so bumpy. The planet that rules the Mind is how we navigate through life. Mercury helps us watch where we’re going, telling us along the way to turn right or left, put on a sweater because it’s cold, wait before crossing the street till after that truck speeds by. We move well because we can see where we’re going. Every three months, he gets overwhelmed with all of the data he’s been collecting and needs a break – a process really – to turn within, go through all that stuff and clear things out. He incorporates all the information that’s important and discards the irrelevant. And while he’s doing that, he is turning away from the road in front of us in order to attend to this important procedure. We still have to move forward, but now our navigating mechanism is turned the other way and we, quite naturally, bump into all the furniture. And though it can get kind of messy, it is one of the most valuable and important parts of our ongoing development.

Between now and September 5th, Mercury will be backtracking over territory that he has already covered during the past three weeks. Everything that has recently emerged will be up for review: conversations, negotiations, intentions, ideas, thought processes. There will be delays and course corrections galore. Uranus in the sky with the eclipse will ensure that there will be all sorts of surprising developments.

And the eclipse is key; Mercury will be going back to the exact degree that the Total Eclipse is taking place at later this month. He is in Virgo now, but will retrace his steps and finish his journey at 28 degrees of Leo. That takes two separate but important integrative processes and knits them together as if they were one. This alignment of two cycles is very rare. Truly, you can’t make this stuff up! Be mindful every step of the way during this accelerated time and be sure not to miss a message. They will come from the most unexpected of places.

Today’s Aries Moon will trigger the fire Trines in the sky. The Grand Fire Trine was the dominant pattern during May and June, and now the eclipse brings it all home for us. Today is a bit of a microcosm of this. Not only will the Moon be creating a momentary Grand Fire Trine, by Opposing Jupiter in Libra, she makes a Kite Formation with the Great Expander. It will be an interesting day as a result. The lunar aspects create a tremendous surge forward (Kites fly, after all), just as Mercury is slamming on the breaks. Some of us will get caught between these impulses, so be prepared to feel conflicted, or at least mired in contradicting forces.

There is tremendous value to the day, for certain. Think about what you have been experiencing the past few months. How have things changed, or changing in your life? This applies to both circumstances and perceptions. When Mercury turns around, the day he shifts perspective can be very illuminating, if you can get past how cranky it can feel. With the Moon activating Saturn, the North Node, the Sun and Mars in such powerful way, today may just offer important information to you on your journey. Consider everything that you encounter today as if it has a message for you. Because it does.August 11, 2017

It is an interesting fire/water day, where both of these elements which have been dominating the atmosphere in the past few months are activated simultaneously. I have written about this in terms of the image of the craftsman working in the fires, pounding something out in hot, molten metal, (May/June) then thrusting it into water (July) and then back into the fires again (August). However, Neptune, the Great Spirit and Chiron, the Great Healer, are both still in Pisces, the deepest water of the zodiac. It may seem like ages ago that I mentioned this, but Venus entered Cancer on August 1st, and that was going to bring comfort to this escalated process of the eclipse wormhole.

Water is fluid, emotional and feminine. Fire is transformative and masculine. Though she has been operating relatively in the background thus far in the wormhole, yesterday began a few days of beautiful activation of Venus’s loving presence with her Sextile to Mercury and what was available as a comfortable alignment between our thoughts and our feelings. She continues that oasis today with a Trine to Neptune. When Venus and Neptune Trine, Love is everywhere and available to us in a rather enormous flood from the planets that hold the lower octave of Love at the personal level (Venus) and the higher octave of transpersonal Love (Neptune). When they are in harmony like this, there is no escaping the adage that truly, Love is all there is.

In a complete counterbalance to this beautiful, watery landscape, the Aries Moon brings a whole mess of fire to the day. Tomorrow’s lunar aspects are quite harmonious, but today’s are a little more agitated. In some ways, it’s like today we strike the match, and tomorrow the fire burns easily. It’s hard to predict exactly how the Moon will impact you because we will each experience this early part of the Aries Moon cycle very individually. The planetary activity of the day is so very watery, harmonious and lovely. For some, the agitated lunar aspects will add just enough friction to make the day one where we’re not actually floating away on the sea of tranquility, but can actually get something accomplished. For others, the lunar agitations will result in some events that generate a bit of challenge. Fortunately, even if that’s your story, the difficulties can’t come anywhere near the beauty of what Venus and Neptune have in store for us.

August 11, 2017

It is an interesting fire/water day, where both of these elements which have been dominating the atmosphere in the past few months are activated simultaneously. I have written about this in terms of the image of the craftsman working in the fires, pounding something out in hot, molten metal, (May/June) then thrusting it into water (July) and then back into the fires again (August). However, Neptune, the Great Spirit and Chiron, the Great Healer, are both still in Pisces, the deepest water of the zodiac. It may seem like ages ago that I mentioned this, but Venus entered Cancer on August 1st, and that was going to bring comfort to this escalated process of the eclipse wormhole.

Water is fluid, emotional and feminine. Fire is transformative and masculine. Though she has been operating relatively in the background thus far in the wormhole, yesterday began a few days of beautiful activation of Venus’s loving presence with her Sextile to Mercury and what was available as a comfortable alignment between our thoughts and our feelings. She continues that oasis today with a Trine to Neptune. When Venus and Neptune Trine, Love is everywhere and available to us in a rather enormous flood from the planets that hold the lower octave of Love at the personal level (Venus) and the higher octave of transpersonal Love (Neptune). When they are in harmony like this, there is no escaping the adage that truly, Love is all there is.

In a complete counterbalance to this beautiful, watery landscape, the Aries Moon brings a whole mess of fire to the day. Tomorrow’s lunar aspects are quite harmonious, but today’s are a little more agitated. In some ways, it’s like today we strike the match, and tomorrow the fire burns easily. It’s hard to predict exactly how the Moon will impact you because we will each experience this early part of the Aries Moon cycle very individually. The planetary activity of the day is so very watery, harmonious and lovely. For some, the agitated lunar aspects will add just enough friction to make the day one where we’re not actually floating away on the sea of tranquility, but can actually get something accomplished. For others, the lunar agitations will result in some events that generate a bit of challenge. Fortunately, even if that’s your story, the difficulties can’t come anywhere near the beauty of what Venus and Neptune have in store for us.

August 10, 2017

You may want to look back at the post for the Full Moon on August 7th, because in it I talked a bit about the Finger of God created by Mars and the Sun pointing into a new direction. The flat end included Neptune (Spirit) and Pluto (Transformation) providing the impetus and support for choosing that new direction. This pattern is a big part of what makes this wormhole so powerful, and today is a peak of one aspect of that geometry. Mars will Inconjunct Neptune today as part of this fate-filled opportunity to make important choices – choices that count for more than usual – especially as it relates to being disciplined with your spiritual practice.

Mars dictates the choices we make and certainly impacts what we do each day. Neptune rules our spiritual nature, but also can create things that challenge us like confusion, escapism, and delusion. This fork in the road between these two planets is inviting us to make the higher choice, and today is the peak of this particular wave generated by this transit. Make sure you are tapping into the higher nature of what Neptune has to bring, and not capitulating to his lower, more foggy iterations.

This should be outrageously easy to accomplish today, thanks to two beautiful Sextiles, one between Mercury and Venus, and a second one between the Sun and Jupiter. You can’t get much more optimistic, effective, positive and productive than this. The Mind and the Heart are working so well together courtesy of the first Sextile, and our sense of expansion and the feeling that anything is possible emanates out of the latter.

The Void Pisces Moon is a beautiful, inward-focused and feminine principled energy and we bask all day in this space; a whopping 16-hour Void that starts around 6:30am PDT and lasts until the Moon enters Aries at 10:21pm PDT. The Sun/Jupiter Sextile, in fact, happens inside of the Void, which makes its particular energetic palpable on the inside of our Being. Truly, a lovely setup for a good-feeling day. As long as – yes, there is a catch – you use the fork in the road between Mars and Neptune for the higher, more spiritually based choice. Put in a good amount of effort in your spiritual practice today and you should reap great rewards in terms of well-being.

August 9, 2017

The Pisces Moon is a calming sensation after the burst of energy that was brought on by the eclipse. And though a Trine with Venus makes this a very heart-centered day, I’m not sure even that will be able to balance out the difficult aspects being made by Mars and the Sun. If we weren’t inside a wormhole, I might think of this day as somewhat insignificant. But we are in mighty powerful territory, so this day merits a close look for what is possible.

Both Mars and the Sun are in Leo, and this is one of the factors making this wormhole so intense. The Sun is always in this territory during most of the month of August, but the planet of action joining up with the Sun has the effect of making the Leonean wave much, much bigger. (If you know where Leo falls in your chart, then you will have a good idea of what area of life is being most impacted.) These two are now four degrees apart, so their influence is beginning to wane, but that’s close enough that anything that triggers either one affects them both. And since we feel Mars aspects in our body and Solar aspects in our sense of Self, today’s transits, though subtle and brief, are going to be felt by us, for sure.

Mars and Chiron are in the sort of agitation that reminds me of an itch that will not let your attention go anywhere else unless you scratch it. Chiron holds our wounded nature, so be sure that if something is troubling to you today, you let it inform you of something that is ready to be forgiven or put to rest. The Sun and Pluto interact in the 150-degree angle known as the Great Eliminator, so we are ready to drop something that may have been previously hidden, as Pluto sometimes does as Lord of the Underworld. If you take these two transits together, they are a great opportunity to allow something that is ready to be released to rise up – like an old hurt or place of unforgiveness – and then turn away from it for good. The Moon in Pisces practically invented Forgiveness, and the Trine to Venus mentioned above opens our Hearts wide to the most beautiful sense of oneness that the zodiac has to offer.

Whether you need to do the forgiving, or are helping someone else do this work, today is all about feeling a bit of pain, letting it inform you of where the work needs to be done, and then doing it with love and compassion. For some, this day will feel lovely. If that is not the case for you, if there is a sense of suffering, please know that it is not in vain. This is the day to surrender and find some Freedom by letting more Love in.

August 8, 2017

The Moon starts this day off in Aquarius and so we continue to vibrate with the Full Moon until just before 3:00pm PDT when she changes signs and moves into Pisces. Three hours before that, she will make a Sextile to Uranus and drop into the Void; that still, inner space between the last major geometry and the change of signs. This is a relatively brief Void today, but a pretty significant one because it is part of the eclipse of yesterday. It is also created by the planet that rules this eclipse, Uranus. The Great Awakener is a huge part of this month’s intensity, and this three-hour stretch is like a dip into some powerful, inner inspiration and stimulation.

The Void Moon is not good for anything that requires the outside world to respond to you, so don’t expect much from anywhere but the inside of your consciousness till the latter part of this day. This particular Void may feel rather stimulating and seem like a call to action. Don’t let that fool you; nothing productive can come trying to make things happen that require a response. Though the Void is a feminine moment, this one is going to feel much more masculine. Just take the electrifying energy created by the Moon and Uranus and be still with it, even if that is a bit challenging to do.

Venus will interact with the Nodes today and any connection to the Nodes of the Moon during an eclipse wormhole is even more significant than usual. This is a very subtle aspect, but it may create some important connections with groups or individuals that are important to your emotional well-being. Any nodal transit usually increases the amount of interactions taking place on the planet. This subtle geometry is, however, mildly conflictual, so with the intensity of the Full Moon and the eclipse, do not be surprised if connections feel disruptive or bumpy, especially during the Void between 12:00 and 3:00pm PDT.

The essence of Aquarius, and by rulership Uranus, is freedom-oriented and favorites a sense of uniqueness and a drive toward rebellion. The spirit of that archetype is all over this day. On the positive end of the continuum, this will support unique approaches to any and all circumstances. On the other end, you may want to be on guard for righteousness and an inflated sense of superiority in your connections with others (both from you and toward you). Once the Moon moves into Pisces, the crackling atmosphere may smooth out a bit.

Monday August 7, 2017

The Full Moon Partial Total Eclipse today is in the sign of Aquarius, ruled by Uranus, and the New Moon on the 21st is the second Leo New Moon of the month, and is ruled by the Sun. As the central core to our Being, the Sun’s job is to take in everything that happens in the gear shifts of the system that surrounds it. This is always, perhaps, the most raucous of lunar cycles because of Uranus’s propensity for shaking things up, and the Sun’s response to everything as an instant-integration. And built right into this trajectory of the 5th and the 11th sign of the zodiac, we experience an enormous element of our evolution through consciousness. In the 5th House, we learn about joy, creativity, and all forms of personal expression. When we take that across the cosmos, the 11th House shows us that we get to share this magnificent creation with a community that will, in turn, nurture and support us, so that we can continue creating all the joy we feel we deserve. You see how this works in a never-ending continuum?

This is our moment of release, where we cast aside everything that we have been working hard to be free of. In fact, there is a monumental geometrical setup for making bold choices during this eclipse, designed to start up the two-week wormhole facing in a brand new direction. In case the notion of a wormhole is new to you, it’s the idea that a particle can be in one place in the universe, rip through the fabric of time/space, and find itself in completely new territory in an instant. In the time between the eclipses, which is the two-week journey that begins today, you are the particle, so fasten your seat belt. We are all in for the ride of our lives.

A Finger of God, or for those of you who are less inclined to enjoy that word, Finger of Fate, is a long, narrow triangle created by at least three planets that looks a bit like a pointer. It is an unstable energy that forces a choice to be made. It has this name because the compelling need to choose is so strong, it is utterly unavoidable; fated if you will. Something must shift, so be ready. The players in the pattern help to describe it. The pointy end is the direction we head in, and the flat end represents the resources that support and propel the choice. Even this is working for our benefit, so let me break it down for you.

Mars and the Sun are still close enough together to be considered Conjunct. Our conscious awareness (the Sun) and the planet that governs our walk through life, and how we embody all that we know, (Mars) has been emboldened by his recent connection with the absolute Center of our Being. This is the pointy end, so right now, it’s all about your walk. Where you are going and how you are getting there. They are in the sign of Leo, where all the action is right now. Leo is about full self-expression, and creativity at its highest vibration. This is a time to step into leadership in your life and all that that might mean for you.

On the flat end is a Sextile between two planets, which is the geometry of productivity and creativity. Any two bodies relating in this angle can be harnessed to tremendous benefit. In this case, it’s Pluto and Neptune, so our capacity to change, transform and purify parts of our Self (Pluto) is engaged with our connection to spirit (Neptune) in a way that can transmute anything. Even a pattern of behavior, difficult relationship, or old thought paradigm that you thought you’d never be rid of can be released under the influence of these two planets. In the signs of Capricorn and Pisces respectively, we have structure and spirit working for us to make miracles happen, and bring them into form.

And speaking of Sextiles, there are bunch more that are setting the stage for a very powerful process. Now I am a purist as an astrologer, so for me these Sextiles are a bit weak because they are not quite perfect 60-degree angles. But they are close enough to be felt and utilized by us, so the more mindful we’re being, the more assistance we’re going to experience as we hurtle through consciousness over the next two weeks. Jupiter, the Great Expander, is working with the North Node, the Great Way Pointer, so we’re moving into more abundance and prosperity as our birthright. Jupiter is also working with Saturn, so expansion and contraction in the world are working well together, instead of at odds as we sometimes are. We move forward, then just a bit back, in a tightly knit design that truly lets us create things that last. Do not despair of delays and breakdowns, for they are always a part of divine order guiding our pace.

Even our Minds and Hearts are getting in on the act, with a Sextile between Mercury and Venus, allowing us to work well together in the two arenas of our functioning that don’t always understand each other. Venus in Cancer knows how to keep the focus on the self and self-care, honoring our feelings. Mercury in Virgo is at home in one of his ruling signs that understands how to process and integrate from an intellectual perspective. This is a great combination for seeing with the Mind, but being led by the Heart. I am fond of saying, “The Mind sees far, but is always wrong.” In this combination, we use our heads to navigate, but we lead with where the Heart wants us to go. And because Mercury will retrograde just up ahead, he will come back to this territory two more times, though this is the only instance where Venus is nearby. Ask yourself what does your Heart want, and then declare in the loudest, Leonean voice you can muster, “I Am That!”

Aquarius is an air sign, and that means the process of writing is always in alignment with the element of the moment. Write out what you are grateful for and what you are ready to release as you move into hyper drive. The exact moment of the Full Moon is 11:10am PDT, so if you can be still during that time frame to do your ruminative reflection, do so. You can’t miss out by doing this at another time, but just knowing that you are meeting with your conscious awareness and unconscious mind at the exact moment when the Sun and Moon are doing the same, you may just dive a bit deeper.

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Total Eclipse Wormhole August 2017 MP3 Recording!

There is a Grand Fire Trine in the air and this is going to be one of the most rockin’ eclipse seasons we’ve ever experienced, culminating in the first Total Solar Eclipse visible in North America in a number of decades. There are so many ways the movement of the planets are setting us up for deep and profound transformation during this wormhole (the period of time between the eclipses). I want you to have all the support you can possibly get!





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Full Moon in Capricorn – July 7, 2017

Who would I be if it weren’t for hyperbole? I remember how much The Boy Who Cried Wolf impacted me as a child, and yet, here I am about to tell you that this is one of the most powerful Full Moons I’ve ever witnessed as an astrologer. It is significant in a very specific way with regard to a) choice and b) purification or release. As we move through life, it can often be so difficult to let go of ways we operate that truly don’t serve us. Our patterns are installed so deeply that, even when we are well aware of how much they interfere with our Joy and serenity, they can emerge again and again and cause us to suffer. We count on times like this where the Universe is in full support of us completely transforming how we move about our consciousness, and this Full Moon is such a moment.

Of course, we have to do the work. It isn’t magic, and in the lather/rinse/repeat sensibility of how Wisdom is accumulated, the emphasis is most certainly on the third directive. Shampoo bottles everywhere ought to be reprinted as to say, lather, rinse, and repeat-forever-in-a-relentless-fashion. Astrology maps out times when the Universe meets us on this journey with specific support to do the difficult. And one of the best uses of the lunar cycle is to respond to the movement of the cosmos with ritual.

What I love about ritual is that the unconscious mind does not know the difference between what is being created in our imaginations, and what is in the outside world. This is why it is so important to make sure your mind is consistently focused on what you want, as opposed to what you don’t want, and on gratitude over complaint. In the same way, when you ritualize what you are releasing and dropping down the side of the mountain as you ascend to higher levels of consciousness, the unconscious accepts that intention as absolute Truth.

I use this imagery because this Full Moon is ruled by Saturn, whose sign is Capricorn, the goat who climbs to the top of any mountain, where the summit is akin to the highest vantage point we can achieve in human form. The Sun is in Cancer, and so we are more aware right now about what our needs are, and are willing to go the extra step to make sure we are taking care of ourselves in the best way possible. Mercury (the Mind) and Venus (the Heart) are in perfect alignment (Sextile) to work together in their most effective way possible. This helps us choose where we’re going and guides of effectively in terms of how to get there. Mercury in Leo helps us be big and bold in our expression, and Venus is Gemini helps us stay in our Hearts, but still operate with our Mind that is, ultimately, the navigator.

But far and away, the most powerful element of this Full Moon is the placement of Pluto. He is Conjunct the Moon in Capricorn and this transit’s capacity to helps us release and leave behind that which no longer serves us has the supremacy of the Lord of the Underworld in tow. This alignment has helped shape this past month and make it as intense as it has been, and right now we get to see the benefit we have been cultivating. Conversely, if there is anything you have been hiding from yourself, it won’t likely stay hidden through this, because the doors to the basement where Shadow is kept are thrown wide open by the light of this Full Moon. One of the ways that Pluto always plays out his dynamic is through power and authority; who has it, who covets it, and who is projecting it onto someone else. This would be a good time to make sure that if you feel threatened in any interaction in your life, you look at your own part and remembering that Shadow always shows up first as an aversion for what someone else is bringing to the table.

And, of course, we get to choose how we respond to everything and how we decide to move forward. And the mechanism of big choice opportunities in astrology is best illustrated by the Finger of God, where two planets (or points) are operating in their most effective relationship – 60 degrees – and a third point splits the difference and creates an Opposition between them. The Sextile portion of this Finger of God is between the South Node and Saturn, the point that holds our past and our Kharma on the one hand, and the Lord of Kharma on the other. Talk about letting go of the past! And the Opposition point on the other side of the cosmos is the Sun in Cancer and Mars the Great Activator. By virtue of what we are now fully aware of (the Sun) and our willingness to put that into action (Mars) we can work effectively with our past (South Node) and step up to a higher level of discipline and responsibility (Saturn).

But remember that the Sun has ITS Opposition today, with the Moon and Pluto on the other side, halfway between the South Node and Saturn. This takes the way-pointing arrow of the Finger of God, and makes it like an arrow, with enough propulsion to shoot us forward into a whole new paradigm. This is like a Finger of God, on crack! It’s a tremendous lunation, and I urge you all to take full advantage of it. I have cleared my entire day and there isn’t anything that I am attending to that isn’t part of a Full Moon ritual. Even those activities that are obligatory can be reframed by you as intentional and ritualized, by virtue of how you approach them.
The exact timing of the Full Moon is 6:08pm PDT. Let every part of your day either be focused on recognizing the benefit you have been cultivating and harvesting (Gratitude), or acknowledging that which you are ready to release and be done with forever (Alchemy or Purification). All of the elements are so present during this Full Moon, it almost doesn’t matter which one you focus on; Fire, Water, Air and Earth are all well represented. That being said, Capricorn is an earth sign, so make sure that at some point today, your feet touch the Earth and remember that you and she are One.

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June 20, 2017

Mercury pulls into the place where the Sun just was, activating the Kite Formation along with the other delightful patterns that are currently forming this month. The peak today involves Mercury and Uranus in a Sextile, and so we are inventive, inspired and facile with our intellect. Flexibility is key right now, because this connection between the archetype of the Mind and the Great Awakener is often responsible for sudden changes in direction; new ideas that cause us to do things differently, and to do so quite suddenly. If you have a notion (or one comes toward you) that seems outlandish this week, just go with it and see where it takes you.

This week’s big news is, of course, the Summer Solstice, that moment when we are basking in the most Light our consciousness has to offer. It is marked by the Sun crossing the demarcation of the zero-degree point of the sign of Cancer, which happens this evening at 9:25pm PDT (so tomorrow in EDT and points east). It is less of an event and more of a marker, but it is quite significant in our solar cycle, where this season could be considered the In Breath of the Planetary Being. In this way, anything that happens as we prepare to cross this threshold has great significance.

Yesterday, I caught you up with regard to the Neptune station, and the Inconjunct between he and Jupiter, the Great Expander. Jupiter is only days out of his recent retrograde and both of these planets are standing still in the sky where they are, which puts them in their most objective and powerful stance. Neptune, which rules our spiritual nature, is turned within, where he can do the most profound work on our inner experience. Jupiter has just turned around and is facing the outer world, where his capacity to create Abundance can finally start having some impact in the world of form. In the Great Eliminator angle, they are holding a pattern through which we are all invited to use our spiritual nature to drop absolutely EVERY limiting thought to what we are capable of producing in the world. This is a moment – by letting go of blocks – to step more into a sense of deserving, of actually receiving all that we can at this level of our development.

Therefore, it is quite a blessing that Venus in her home sign of Taurus (and earth sign very much connected to what we create here in the world of form) is creating a Finger of God with these two heavy hitters today. If you re-read yesterday’s post, you will notice that I wrote briefly about Venus and Taurus also in an Inconjunct, setting us up to let something go. Today, Venus pulls into the other geometry that creates a Finger of God, with a Sextile to Neptune. Our Hearts are in perfect alignment with our connection to Spirit. The Moon in Taurus drives this home to an even greater experience. Both the lower and upper octaves of Love are operating in great productivity, making this a wonderful day.

There is plenty of challenge built into the day that should balance things out from all of this extraordinary expansion. Firstly, any time we are faced with choices and forks in the road, we are subject to the grief that emerges when we leave things behind. Mercury Squaring Chiron will keep us plenty aware of anything that seems like it might hurt a bit. And an agitation between Mars and the Nodes means that as we move from the past and into the future (which all of these other transits are designed to help us do), this geometry assures us that the road will have plenty of bumps in it to remind us exactly how life works. We make our best choices when we are confronted with things that no longer serve us. Resistance is part of the mechanism, so stop judging how you resist. And then let the natural rhythm of contraction/expansion do its perfect work.

Mercury Conjuncts the Sun at zero degrees of Cancer tomorrow – tune back in for more on that with tomorrow’s post.

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Life Is But A Dream

We use the same word to describe the mystical phenomenon that happens during sleep and the aspirations that we hold for our unfolding lives. I had a dream. I have a dream. Additionally, we are told of a spiritual principle that invites us to view life itself as a dream, unfolding magnificently in a way that reflects the notion that anything can happen and probably will.

I have noticed that the idea of lucid dreaming is gaining more traction out there in the zeitgeist. When we become more consciously aware of our dreaming experience while we are sleeping, the more we can bring that conscious awareness to our dream-like waking life and the aspirations that we hold dear as we create our magnificent futures. I feel quite blessed to have devoted my practice to holding the dream as sacred and powerful. And never before has it been quite so clear that we must treat all three of these dream states with the exact same reverence.

There is a mystical text that most people in the Western world are quite familiar, even if they don’t recognize it as a mystical text. I committed it to memory when I was about three years old. It goes like this: “Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream!” This may sound like I am trying to be funny or clever, but truly, this is a piece of wisdom that we all learned at a very young age and everything you need to know about how life works is held within these four lines.

As you might imagine, it is the last line that interests me the most, as life is indeed but a dream we are dreaming up as we go along our way. However, the entire piece can be interpreted to both understand the journey on a deep and profound level. At the same time, doing so can offer insight into the principles of interpretation that inform all of the work that I do in my own spiritual practice and that which I teach to others.

One of the most powerful tools in interpreting a symbol is the principle of implication. Much like a detective surveying a scene for clues, the landscape of an image offers an enormous amount of information. Firstly, we recognize that we are on a journey as represented by being in a boat on a stream. This is symbolic of how we are to move through life. It is, ultimately, a navigation of emotional territory for water represents the emotional body and a stream is a small current, individual-sized flowing of water, much like our individual selves. When we connected in large numbers, we form a river and we are all heading toward the ocean of the collective. When examined more closely, we are part of the ne3ver-ending cycle of water flowing, evaporating, being redistributed to flow again. The stream is the fluctuating path that our life is to take and the boat we are in connects to our individuated sense of self.

We are given an instruction right off the bat. We are to row. We do the rowing and we are to row our own boat. Not each other’s. Not someone else’s boat; just your own. Row YOUR boat. And there is going to be some effort involved. How do we know this? The instruction is repeated three times. Clearly, there is going to be some effort involved.

Now just in case we are overwhelmed by all that rowing, we are given a powerful qualification. Several in fact. The first one I’ll point out is that we are moving down stream. It won’t always feel like it, but we are to know that even when the going is the most strenuous, we are still going down stream. To me, this is akin to the principle that consciousness is always expanding and that everything that occurs happens for your benefit. Even when it looks like anything but this, the truth still remains. We are expanding at every moment of the journey. And it’s a gentle ride, which is a very clear suggestion to lighten up and go with the flow. Row gently. Stop fighting. Resistance is pointless. When it doubt, choose the gentle path.

And here is my favorite part. It’s supposed to be fun. We are told to do all that we do with a sense of merriment. This is such an important principle it is given a lot of emphasis. It is repeated four times; one more merrily than there are rows. That means no matter how hard it gets, it’s STILL supposed to be more joyful than effortful. It’s supposed to fun, so do everything you can to cultivate joy.

And of course, the best part of all. Life is but a dream. And what are the qualities of a dream? It is a magical landscape in which anything can happen and probably will. It is a time when we are profoundly creative, causing the seemingly impossible to happen just by using the power of our thought. It is a state in which we get to see our blatant humanity while simultaneously becoming acquainted with our precious divinity.

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A Note About Orlando

This is one of the biggest weeks, astrologically speaking, of this entire year. If you were to read back over my daily posts posts throughout this time (see Daily Astro Alerts for info about my daily subscription), you would absolutely recognize in my words an enormous sense of hope and delight in the expansion of consciousness that is happening RIGHT NOW.

And then we are asked to do the near-impossible. Our world demands that we incorporate into this idea of things getting bigger and better something so senseless and tragic. How could a world so filled with Good contain something so Evil? Does this terrible act mean that we are wrong to say that consciousness is unfolding toward more Light?

Remember that when the Light increases, the Shadow becomes long, sharp and very very clear. And so here we are, basking in the ever-increasing Light and there is the Shadow, revealing itself with a clarity that grows exponentially. Each of us has a role in moving toward and dissolving that Shadow. I believe that it happens for the Planetary Being at the level of the individual and so I devote my entire life to that process. I do this because I know who I Am.

Your job is to find your way and do it. Do it publically. Or privately. In the classroom, or perhaps at the grocery store. Possibly you usher in Peace for Humanity in the pages of your journal, or maybe you turn your pen toward writing your congressperson. Maybe you are an activist who shouts words of protest at the top of your lungs, or it could be that you are the sensitive empath who stays home and weeps for the pains of a world gone mad.

THERE IS NO ONE WAY TO DO THIS. And there is no escaping your responsibility to find your way and do it with all your might. When in doubt, start right where you are, inside your own consciousness where your Heart and Mind are probably still at war with each other. Find Peace there, and it will reflect out into the world and begin to bring it on a global level; incrementally and irrevocably over time.

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Summer Solstice 2016 – Downloadable MP3 Recording!

The Summer Solstice is coming and this year it is accompanied by a rare second Full Moon in the sign of Sagittarius. If that weren’t enough, there are three MAJOR planetary transits that are exact on the very same day. This is an unprecedented moment in the course of 2016 and it bears taking notice in a very conscious manner.

So much is going on this year and it is all happening in layers and increments, with retrograde after retrograde causing delays, and things unfolding in anything but a linear course. This download will ground and help navigate you in this very powerful month and in the months to come. Some of the topics covered in this 60-minute MP3 recording are:

  • The expansion from Jupiter and the North Node!
  • Pluto in Capricorn Trining Jupiter and the North Node, creating yet MORE change.
  • A Mutable Grand Cross, an exact Square in the cosmos implying endings and yes, more change!
  • Mars completing his retrograde cycle!
  • Powerful New Moons in August and September!
  • Crucial Mercury Retrograde cycle in Virgo in September!




This transmission will fully explain all of the energy connected with this year’s solstice, but also tie in significant transits during July, August and September. Don’t miss this opportunity to be supported during this intense time. The investment is only $19.95 and your MP3 will be emailed to you within 24-hours, in most cases within minutes. Order yours today!

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Daily Astro Alerts

Twice a year in the space between the eclipses, I make my Daily Astro Alerts available to my general mailing list. You can receive this information on a daily basis delivered right to your email by subscribing to my Daily Astro Alerts below. The exchange is only $8 a month and after this month, that price is going to increase. Sign up now to enjoy this daily download of Wisdom based on the astrological transits of the day at the current low price. Emails are delivered at 9:00pm Pacific Time the night before. Here is an example of what you can expect:

March 21, 2016

The Moon is still in Virgo so the perspective that I described yesterday that this archetype is the one responsible for integration of new information and expanding wisdom applies to today as well. In fact, even more so today, because the lunar aspects include a Conjunction to Jupiter and a Trine to Pluto. If you look back to the post for March 16th, you will see how much emphasis this particular passage has by virtue of the connection between these two planets by Trine. That enormous energy is triggered by the Moon which makes today, though otherwise somewhat quiet, fairly important in the scheme of things. We are changing at very deep levels and expanding in hidden ways that will reveal themselves in the months to come. There may be some progress in those narratives for some of us today, whether they are obvious or not (many things right now are happening behind the scenes.

There is another importance to that day through the principle of rulership. Mercury, the planet that is the archetype of the Mind, has rulership over two signs; Gemini and Virgo. What this means is that any time the Moon is in either of these air signs, there is more emphasis placed on what Mercury is doing, if anything. At 5:30pm PDT this evening, Mercury will cross the same birth canal threshold between Pisces and Aries that the Sun traversed yesterday.This passage is an important part of the wormhole that we are in building to Wednesday’s eclipse and it carries even more weight because this change of signs happens under the light of the Virgo Moon. We are giving birth to a new landscape; a new Self, a new world. We all have an enormous responsibility in this to know who we are the gifts that we bring so that we can impact the world at this time of crisis.

Remember that there was a rare configuration of Mercury, the South Node and Chiron, all at the 22nd degree of Pisces back on March 17th. That began a process of diving into the depths (Pisces) for information (Mercury) that is part of our healing (Chiron) and processing the past (South Node) that is leading us toward a great releasing as part of the Full Moon on Wednesday. Mercury is the guidance system and when he moves out of the watery realm of Pisces and into the fiery charge that is Aries, he is likely to be bringing with him some valuable guidance, inspiration and information with him. Starting tonight and tomorrow, look for insights, flashes and material designed to help you do just that.

It’s a big week, with Wednesday being the pinnacle of what has been a pretty intense passage. Let the next few days guide you; keep your eyes and ears wide open.





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March 2016 Eclipse Wormhole MP3 Recording – Get Your MP3 Recording Today!

TOTAL Solar Eclipse March 8th!
Lunar Eclipse March 23rd!

The first round of eclipses are coming and this coming wormhole is truly one of the most important passages of our time. Jupiter’s placement in Virgo is not only a game changer in terms of helping us manifest the life of our desires, his EXACT opposition to the total Solar Eclipse in just a few days is wildly fortuitous. How you approach your life during these next weeks could have an enormous impact on your future, so make sure you are well prepared.

Download this 50-minute recording and allow me to usher you this spectacular moment. The MP3 will be delivered right to your email within 24-hours of your purchase and will feature important dates as well as a sign-by-sign impact description so that you can know exactly how these crucial astrological events are going to be hitting you personally. The exchange is only $19.95, so order yours today!
This 50-minute recording will feature:

A sign-by-sign description of how this eclipse season is likely to impact you directly!
An explanation of eclipses and what is possible during this cycle!
Key dates that mark shifts and important moments to be aware of!

For an exchange of only $19.95 you will receive your downloadable MP3 recording in a direct email within 24 hours of purchase (likely sooner!). Purchase yours today by clicking on the link below. Once you place your order, simply wait for the download to come to you by email.





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