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The Wormhole Ends – Sagittarius New Moon!

We come to the end of the wormhole at last.  On Thursday morning of this week, the New Moon in Sagittarius will deliver us to where we have been hurtling toward for the past four weeks.  In my article from last month, I wrote that you might not recognize the territory you find yourself when this journey is over.  When I looked back at that particular line, I don’t know if I have ever written more prophetic words.  The landscape of my life and so many lives around me is wildly altered.

The exact moment of the New Moon is Thursday at 12:40am PST, making Wednesday evening the fertile ground into which we will plant our seeds of intention for the new world we are creating.  Not surprisingly, Wednesday also happens to be 12/12/12, a rather enormous portal of expanding consciousness.  In addition, the rather quiet planetary activity of the last week or is broken by Venus meeting up with the North Node of the Moon.  Wednesday is an important day, so let me explain what all of this means.

When the planets are very active, we experience a great deal of activity ourselves.  Four weeks ago when the wormhole picked us up, the planets were going a bit crazy with all sorts of very “coincidental” movement (you can go back to my last two articles if you want more about this).  We felt their interactions reflected in the activation of our own lives:  Things were happening!  When they are less engaged with each other, as they have been for the past week, digestion and integration is the name of the game.   We are not stopped, exactly, but we have slowed to a gentler landing, just in time to begin the next leg of our journey, which the Sagittarius New Moon is exemplifying.

This quiet stretch is broken on Wednesday by Venus, the frequency of Love, making contact with the North Node, the point in the cosmos that represents the future, our destiny and the direction that life is moving.  This is a very benevolent energy and there is something delightfully ironic about this loving gesture, as if the cosmos is saying, “There, there.  I know it’s been a rough ride, but I ASSURE you that I love you and that this has all been for your benefit.”  I implore you to trust this idea, for Love and Gratitude will pay off great dividends right now.

The changes of the past four weeks should have been dramatic indeed.  And whether you see what is happening in your life right now as marvelous and exciting – or terrifying and dangerous, your judgments about this are irrelevant.  What Venus is saying to us is that it’s ALL good, it’s ALL love and it’s ALL in support of your magnificent life unfolding perfectly, even when it feels bumpy and inspires you to wonder if it should be happening the way it’s happening.  Wednesday is one more opportunity to surrender.

With regard to the 12/12/12 date, there has been a lot written about this as a profound portal of energy, shift and expanding consciousness.  I can only express what my experience is or what my knowledge explains and that is this:  Many people on the planet are holding space for this date to be an important experience.  That, in and of itself, brings great power.  Additionally, my own personal experience last year on 11/11/11 was very expansive and I have an expectancy that this year’s version of that will bring the same.  That there is a New Moon at the end of this day AND that it is the end of a wormhole would certainly be enough for me to call your attention to it.  The added power of a collectively held date of significance may also pack an enormous power into what is already a pretty big punch.

Sagittarius is all about Higher Truth and Knowledge.  The New Moon is also at the 22nd degree of Sagittarius and 22 is a master number in the world of numerology representing Divine Creativity.  We are all being introduced to whatever the masterful versions of our Selves at this level of our development.  Here’s where it isn’t important how you’re seeing your life circumstances.  Say YES to your higher truth, even if you don’t know what that is.  What your Mind tells you about your life doesn’t matter.  Live in the mystery and declare your readiness to do so.  Before you go to bed on Wednesday night, write a declaration on a piece of paper and place it under your pillow.  Something like:  “I allow myself the freedom to live in my highest truth even when I don’t know what that is.”

Time is not slowing down.  The bad news about that is that whatever patterns you are stuck in are going to increase their stranglehold on you the moment they come up.  The good news is that with very little adjustment, you can initiate enormous change in your circumstances by shifting your perception of them.  You do not do this with your Mind; you do this with your Heart.  You do not have to know HOW to do this; you need only the desire to do it.  The Heart has enormous intelligence; use it.  To do so, you must be willing to step off into the abyss.  You may find the bottom is just below your feet and that it was there all the time.

The work that I do with people is designed to help drop into the Heart for guidance.  This is a great opportunity to take advantage of my special rate of only $75 for sessions.  You can purchase as many as you want in the month of December and use them any time during the next year for yourself or as gifts for your loved ones.  More information can be found at Astrological Readings from the home page of this site.

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New Moon Solar Eclipse In Scorpio Tuesday!

The first eclipse of the season is a total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio that occurs this Tuesday, November 13th.  The Lunar Eclipse follows two weeks later on the 28th, putting Thanksgiving right in the middle of this wormhole.  When we emerge next month, we may not even recognize the territory we are in.

With the domain of Scorpio fully upon us, I have been putting much emphasis on manifestation and alchemy as the central principles of the time.  But at the very heart of the matter is change.  Things are changing.  Fast.  And our job is to be responsible stewards of change, lest the direction those changes take us in goes against our vision.

Let’s talk about Mars for a bit, for he plays an interesting role in both eclipses.  During this New Moon, Mars is at 27 degrees of Sagittarius.  This placement is considered to be the direction of our galactic center, the very place where we connect to Source.  What this does is orient the consciousness of Mars with the very origins of our Divinity.  Mars is the ruler of our physicality, bringing our relationship to the body fully into our awareness.

There are those who say, “You are not your body.”  Well, that may actually be true on some level, but the fact is that we are IN bodies.  Another perspective is that this world we inhabit is an illusion; therefore the body is an illusion as well.  This may also be true.  However, the body, illusory or not, is still the very real vessel through which we experience this illusion and it must be brought into the spiritual equation at this time.

Mars has historically been associated with the Masculine Principle through his moniker of being the God of War.  Through his association with the physical body coupled with the current landscape where Feminine Principle regains power, Mars can now be considered the co-ruler of the Feminine Principle along with Venus.  As human beings in a body, we must allow our bodies to be open vessels for Love and Light.   The only way to truly achieve that integrated balance is to treat your body with care and devotion.

Make no mistake about it; it is time to bring the body into your spiritual practice.  Proper food and exercise are good, but they are not really what I am talking about here.  I am speaking of loving the body you are in.  Don’t ask yourself how you feel about the way your body looks, focus rather on how your body feels to be inside of.  When you start there, then the externals of feeding it well and moving it through space so that it is strong and flexible will come more naturally.

Most importantly, begin thinking about how you treat your body as part of your daily spiritual practice.  Your body is simply an extension of your consciousness.  As your consciousness expands upward, allow it to expand outward as well, bringing your body along for the ride.

Remember too, that the physical body is a metaphor for all things in the world of form.  A balanced, heart-based relationship with your world means that your Divinity takes top priority in all things.  What are you valuing and how?  Your bank account?  Your status?  How other people perceive you?  If it is anything outside of you, then you are worshiping a false God.

There are two ways to approach a New Moon Solar Eclipse and both have merit.  One the one hand, an eclipse is a very definite event.  While the beam is broken and the shadow of the Moon passes over the Earth, an actual change is taking place right then.  The interruption in the constant flow of light from the Sun to the Moon is a lot like powering down your computer.  When you power back up again, all the software (read = all the new ways of being in the world, new thought patterns, new expressions of consciousness) that you have recently downloaded now become fully available for you to use.

Given the enormity of such a moment, it behooves us to be in a place of stillness when this is occurring in order to take full advantage of the opportunities at hand without the distractions of your chaotic mind being involved.  The exact time of the eclipse is Tuesday, November 13th at 2:12pm PST.  For my UK friends, you may be sleeping while the eclipse is happening.  Not to worry, as sleep is a great state to receive the energies of an eclipse.  For those of you who are awake for this, simply be in a meditative, receptive state for about ten minutes before the peak of the eclipse and about ten minutes after.  If you think of the half hour between 2:00 and 2:30pm PST as your guide, you can’t go wrong.

The other opportunity in such a lunation is to honor the impetus for change that a New Moon indicates.  The wave created by this Tuesday moment will continue to push us forward in our evolution for several days through the end of the week.  Take some time this week to plant some seeds of intention so that you are being fully and actively engaged in harnessing the winds of change that are blowing all around you at this time.  Focus on being graceful and flexible with the shifts that are already taking place in your life right now.  Make sure that you include body-care as part of the consciousness you desire to create for yourself at this time.  Step up to your spiritual practice as if it were the top priority in your life; this is the time to deepen your devotion in everything that you do.  Try this as a prayer:

My life is a devotion.
Today, and all the days to come.
My life is a devotion.
And all there is, is Love.
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Mars & Saturn Create BIG Test! New Moon Weekend.

We are in the middle of an enormous week. What’s important to note is that the timbre of this moment is going to have reverberations for the next few years. If you have been following my Astro-Alerts, then you know that we are at the very beginning of a rather intense, protracted mechanism of change and transformation that will unfold between now and the spring of 2015.

This is being expressed by the ninety-degree “Squaring” (obstacles and confrontations that change or build things) of Pluto (the frequency of change through destruction and regeneration) and Uranus (the frequency of change through sudden shifts and bursts of enlightenment). These two planets began this dance last month and will continue to square each other through retrograde motion a full seven times over the next few years. To fully appreciate this, it may be helpful for you to read the posting below from July 15th entitled, “First New Moon Of Summer.”

Mars is meeting up with Saturn today, making this one of the biggest days of the year. Mars is the planet of action which holds sway over how we are actually moving through our lives in a grounded, physical, three-dimensional way. It is the frequency of decision making, direction and accomplishment. Saturn represents the energy of responsibility, life-lessons and karmic confrontations. When they meet up in the sky, we are being asked to take responsibility for how we are doing in life. Saturn likes to test us and Mars makes this test impossible to miss.

The lesson of Saturn in Libra is all about relationships. There is no “out there” out there and EVERY interaction you have is a reflection of you. Are you moving through your life as if you know this to be true? This week and especially today is a time where you WILL be held accountable for how well you are putting this principle into action.

One of the reasons this is so important to pay attention to is because of an astrological principle that connects to what is known as rulership (that each Planet is “ruled” by a certain sign). The language to describe what is happening this week is that “Mars disposes Uranus and Saturn disposes Pluto.” All you need to know is this: The energy of this week sets the disposition of the changes instituted by Pluto squaring Uranus. If you want a head’s up on what the mood and sensation of the next two-and-a-half years is going to be, this week will give you a real lay of the land. Remember three things: You are always creating the life you are living, every moment is an opportunity to shift your perceptions and suffering is optional.

Mars can make this a dicey final exam, as he can inspire anger and reactivity. He also relates to the physical body and can express himself through illness and injury. Be assured that some challenge is coming up this week in a big way in order to see how well you are taking responsibility for creating it. Not from a punitive or punishing perspective, but through the eyes of grace. This idea that we are creating our lives as a reflection of our own consciousness is actually quite terrifying when we take FULL responsibility for that notion. When confronted with something in your life that troubles or upsets you, your job this week is to pause for a moment, put your hand on your heart, take a deep breath and say, “I am willing to see this differently. My consciousness created this experience and my consciousness can shift how I see it.”

This weekend we have one of our most fertile opportunities to shift our perspective with the New Moon, or as I like to call it, seed-planting time. Of course, EVERY moment in our lives is an opportunity to plant seeds of intention, however, when you align your intention setting with the actual calibration of our moving system, your desires have that much more propellant behind them. The fact that this New Moon happens just days after the big events of today joins them together inextricably.

The Mars Saturn conjunction takes place in Libra and the New Moon occurs in Leo. The placement of these two events makes them almost exactly sixty-degrees apart. Sixty degrees, known as a Sextile, is extremely productive geometry. This kind of productivity increases the efficacy of any shifts of consciousness you put into place this week.

Most importantly, the New Moon is in the sign of Leo and Leo is all about joy. Life is a fun ride, or at least it can be if your perspective allows you to experience it that way. The New Moon is exact at 8:55am PDT on Friday August 17th making Thursday night, Friday morning and in fact all weekend a powerful time for planting seeds of joyful expression. Take stock of all the hard work you’ve done in the past few months and set the intentions that allow you to dance for joy. Your ritual assignment for this New Moon is literally that: Dance for joy. Don’t feel like your life is joyful enough to dance about? Do it anyway.

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First New Moon Of Summer – And WHAT A Summer!!

The New Moon is upon us Wednesday evening and it is once again time to plant seeds of intention.  Astrologically speaking, it has already been a jam-packed summer and the season is only a few weeks old.  As such, I have been tempted to write several times.  However, I prefer to direct you to an opportunity to take action toward the expansion of your consciousness rather than just report on the weather.  New Moons are always such an opportunity, and so I offer this view of what’s on tap so that you can best utilize the power of the lunation that is coming up.

In order to fully understand the majesty of this time, it is best if we go back a few decades.  The slow moving outer planets hold sway over our societal structures and their interactions with each other have a powerful effect on our social consciousness.  Fifty years ago, Pluto (change through destruction) and Uranus (change through sudden awakenings) met up at the exact same place.  The combination of these two frequencies teaming up brought us the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution, the women’s movement, gay liberation and the first anti-war demonstrations.  Life on Earth would never be the same.

When the Sun and the Moon are in the same place, it is called the New Moon and we know that as seed-planting time.  One week later is the First Quarter Moon, when the Moon and the Sun are at a 90 degree angle toward each other.  This hard angle represents a moment of crisis when any challenges to the seeds that have been planted are going to arise.  The same is true of the cycle of any two heavenly bodies.  When Pluto and Uranus came together, society was planting the seeds of dramatic change.  Now, five decades later, these two planets are squaring each other and we have reached that crisis moment where we are being confronted with the challenges and obstacles associated with the intentions for peace we set during the originating aspect.

When the outside world is in chaos, we must turn within.  When we clear away any obstacles to living grounded in our own Hearts, only then will we see a world reflected back to us where there is peace and harmony.  Today, our job is to focus on what we want to create for ourselves, our lives and the world in which we live.  This includes a graceful ability to turn away from the enmity that is out there.  Not to deny it or squeeze it out of our focus, but to simply say, “That doesn’t interest me; I am focused on Light and Love.”  The necessity to do so now and to do so with utter conviction and constancy is more important than ever before.

While the current big news involves the outer planets, therefore impacting our social experience, it takes a connection with the inner, “personal” planets to make an astrological event more profoundly, well, personal.  Mercury just went retrograde last night (I can hear the collective, “what again??”) and this is actually going to help.  In fact, the simultaneous retrograde of both Uranus and Mercury couldn’t have been better timed.

Uranus went retrograde on Thursday and Mercury on Saturday of this past week; astrologically speaking that is essentially simultaneous.  These two planets are also related to each other as they both resonate with the mind.  Mercury is the small, human mind and Uranus the Mind with a capital M.  Uranus is considered the great awakener, and these two planets going retrograde at the same time is a fantastic opportunity to transform how we utilize our minds AND our Minds in order to free ourselves from the bondage that thinking and cerebral mentality has over us.  That they are doing this one hundred and twenty degrees apart, the distance of a triangle, makes this process easier than it might normally be as the trine is the angle of grace, ease and flow.

Where you focus your mental attention dictates the experience of your life.  There is no mistaking that almost all of the energy present in this moment is in the Masculine Principle, and yet both the Sun AND the Moon are in the deeply feminine sign of Cancer.  We are all being given a profound opportunity to be the Light and Love we wish to be, NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING on the outer landscape of our lives.

The New Moon that is coming this Wednesday evening is exact at 9:23pm PDT.  I love when the New Moon occurs at night as the best time to ritually take advantage of this energy is in the hours before the Sun and Moon actually connect.  We benefit from the thrust that the New Moon generates for us for days after it occurs, but the juiciest time is in what is called the Dark-of-the-Moon, which is the hours before the event itself.  What better way to honor the nurturing, self-care element of Cancer (actually Cancer is more about care for others, but in this time where we truly understand that there’s no “out there” out there, all care is self-care) than to make sacred your preparation for sleep.

Take a ritual bath if you can (Cancer is a water sign, so the more water you can include the better).  If you make a list of intentions, plant them as seeds in the ground or in a house plant and be sure to water them liberally.  Center your objectives on this concept of staying grounded in your Heart no matter what the outside world is throwing at you.  Remember that the Universe doesn’t distinguish between your thoughts about the past (resentment) or your ruminations on the future (anxiety).  Stay focused powerfully on what is happening in the very moment that you are IN and your Heart will lead the way into the new world we are creating for ourselves and each other.

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New Moon In Gemini: The Worm Hole Closes!

We are on the last leg of this very intense worm hole that we’ve been in since the middle of May.  There is a New Moon in Gemini on June 19th, marking the completion of a shift in consciousness that this entire year is about.  While things are not likely to calm down much in the months ahead, this particular chapter has been one where we have had a tremendous ability to guide the transformation we are going through with conscious intention.  We have one more big shot at this; use it wisely.

If you have been reading these posts, then you know that the big news in the sky centers around the archetype of Gemini.  In fact, a worm hole itself is defined by three lunar events occurring in a row in the same sign.  This puts a tremendous amount of energetic focus in a single area.  The twins of Gemini govern the realm of the human experience that gave rise to separation and duality with each twin taking an opposite side to every consideration.  This is the moment in our evolution where these two opposing energies are finally coming together in integration.

This coming together does not mean homogenization by any means.  It simply indicates that we have stepped into a place where differences can be tolerated without fear, both in our inner landscapes as well as in the outer world.  This has never been more important for the survival of our planet than it is now, for the path to world peace begins with the path to inner peace inside each of us as individuals.

The recent Solar, Lunar and Venusian eclipses have all taken place in Gemini.  If that weren’t enough, Jupiter moved into Gemini just this past Tuesday.  Jupiter travels in a year-long cycle and his presence represents a very big, very benevolent force.  Where Jupiter is, expansion and good fortune follow.

There is a powerful irony built into all of this:  Through the recent eclipses, the conscious mind (Sun) and the unconscious mind (Moon) industriously operated in tandem to shift how they work with each other.  This is allowing us to be more conscious of that which we used to be unconscious of.  To increase the stakes, the heart center (Venus) decided it was time for her to get involved and had a mighty meeting with the conscious mind (Sun) where they agreed to meld together more intimately for the betterment of us all.

And with the doorway of this monumental shift still wide open, the frequency of expansion and benevolence (Jupiter) stepped into this very territory as if to say, “Now that you have opened your hearts even more, I will bring to this very place the big yummy stuff that it is in my power to bring.”  Whatever movement you have created for yourself during these past weeks can ride on Jupiter’s coat tails for the next 12 months, ensuring that the growth continues with great abandon.

For some people, one of the things occurring here is a redefinition of expansion.  This does not necessarily mean cash and prizes.  Healing can be painful, but the benefit of a more open heart is more love, and more love is the best prize of all.  Venus is still retrograde and will be in Gemini for roughly another two months.  This means that the healing part of this journey is far from over.  If the heart opening that you have been experiencing feels as if it is being done with a crow-bar and some Vaseline, hang tight.  The far reaching benefits of this time will be beyond your current ability to imagine.

The presence of Jupiter in Gemini brings a year-long sense of increase and abundance to whatever you are up to creating.  The communication element of Gemini may place emphasis on things in your life that demand the Mind to be engaged in a significant way.  This is the year to write that book, study that new discipline, to speak what is on your mind and in your heart in a powerful way.  It is time walk your talk at any cost.

New Moons are seed planting moments and the past few weeks has brought us so much clarity about what our lives are truly calling us toward.  That should make what you focus on this coming week much more precise and aligned with your highest good than ever before.

The exact moment of the New Moon is Tuesday morning at 8:02am PDT.  The “Dark of the Moon” is the most vital time of the New Moon experience; it begins when the Moon enters the sign of the lunation (which it does at 10:25pm PDT on Saturday evening the 16th) up until it is exact (in this case, Tuesday morning).  This is when the receptivity for seed planting is at its most potent; our ancestors literally chose the energy of this time to plant crops.  Since this New Moon is late in Gemini (the 29th degree) this particular dark of the Moon is quite long.  That makes Sunday and Monday very potent days for considering what it is you wish to generate next in your experience.

Once again, it is time to connect to your desires and here’s the assignment for this lunation.  Rather than write the list of what you are creating for yourself, it is time to be clear enough about what you are up to, to use your voice.  This is the true essence of the Gemini influence, for the twins invented speech.  Some time on Sunday, Monday or early Tuesday morning, take a moment to get quiet and speak your intentions out loud.  This kind of prayer is more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

This may seem a little untethered for those of you who are not accustomed to such a process, but graduating from writing a list to using your voice is a profound moment in the evolution of your spiritual practice.  It may be helpful to direct your words toward something specific.  If this is already within your sensibility, do what works for you.  If not (or if you are curious about a new way to approach such intention-setting prayers) try having a conversation with your future self.  Picture yourself in your mind’s eye having the life of your wildest dreams and talk to yourself about bringing who you are today into alignment with the frame of mind of who you intend to be.  The thinning veil between thought and form combined with the open heart of the current landscape can truly catapult you into the magnificent life you have always longed for.  The time is now and the person you have been waiting for is you.

The special rate of $53 for sessions comes to a close at the end of the day on Tuesday June 19th.  Any emails I get about setting up appointments through that day will be honored for this special rate.  Many people have been asking if they can purchase multiple sessions now and use them later in the year or as gifts.  I am indeed taking payment now for sessions later, so if this interests you, drop me a line about how many you’d like to purchase and I will send you an invoice and place you on my list of pre-paid clients.

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New Moon In Aries: Time To Plant The Seeds Of Change!

It’s New Moon time, which means it is a moment for planting.  And boy-oh-boy is this a fertile time to sew some seeds.  Of course, one of the great challenges of fertile times is the stench of manure.  So if you’re wondering what all that chaos and mess of these past weeks has been, that’s it.  Yep.  It’s fertilizer.  And if you put it to good use, it will help you yield awesome results with respect to whatever it is you desire to create in your life.

This New Moon is in the sign of Aries, where all the big news is lately.  If you’ve been reading my posts, then you know that the Pisces/Aries connection is a very potent place.  It is the doorway between the deep unconscious field of pure potential (Pisces) and the I-Am-Here-Don’t-Get-In-My-Way energy (Aries).  It is the place where all ideas are gestated (Pisces) and then born (Aries).

One can easily get a picture of this when you consider that when the Sun crosses this threshold, we call it the first day of spring.  The season of hibernation is over and we move into the chapter of movement and growth.  Yesterday was the Equinox, marking the first day of spring, a turning point when the impulse to expand is no longer being denied and hidden, but can burst forth into bloom.  This year, the Moon is right behind the Sun, getting ready to cross the very same threshold.  This is an energy that can create powerful momentum for change if it is properly harnessed.

Mercury’s current retrograde cycle also plays an enormous role in the energy of this week.  First and foremost, his inward journey goes back and forth over this sensitive Pisces/Aries spot in the cosmos (for more on this, see my recent article below).  The integration that is taking place this month is all about how we can reinvent ourselves and allow for a rebirth of sorts.

Additionally, today is what is known as the “storm cycle” of this process:  The moment when Mercury and the Sun meet up.  This occurs each time Mercury goes retrograde and it actually sheds specific light on the value that the cycle has for you.  Take a look at what issues are coming up for you today and you will know exactly what your higher Self (notice the capital S) wants you to notice, shift and integrate.

What an opportunity:  To have clear and specific information about where your growth lies just before the New Moon offers you the very energy needed to manifest the new direction you are creating.  If that wasn’t enough to satisfy your hunger for personal expansion, Uranus is in the mix as well.  He is hanging out right at the beginning of Aries right now, exactly where the Sun, Moon and Mercury are gathering.  Uranus is the frequency of enlightenment; the flash of lightning in the middle of the dark night where you can suddenly see EVERYTHING in the landscape.  And though you may be plunged back into darkness when the flash subsides, you now know the lay of the land and can proceed with confidence.  Such is the nature of the opportunity that is upon us with this lunation.

When the gravitational pull from both the Moon and the Sun is focused from the same place, the result is that the water in the Earth is pulled downward, toward the ground.  Because of this, farmers have always done their planting during the New Moon.  It is the same with the seeds of the mind; the ideas we wish to manifest into form must be planted now in order to bear the fruits of harvest in the months to come.

What is known as the Dark of the Moon begins at about 3:00am PDT overnight tonight.  This is the moment when the Moon has entered the sign where the lunation takes place (in this case, Aries), but before it actually joins up with the Sun.  That happens just after 7:30am tomorrow morning.  This four-hour period is the absolute best moment to plant the seeds of what you desire.  So tonight before you got to bed, take a moment to write out some intentions and place them under your pillow.  For you early risers, east coast or UK dwellers, you have a later opportunity to take advantage of this sweet spot.

If you can’t manage this tonight or you read this too late, not to worry.  The power of the New Moon will be reverberating with us for a full three days and any time between tonight and Saturday is a powerful opportunity to guide and direct where your life is heading with conscious intention.  Make it count!

If you know where the early degrees of Aries falls in your natal chart, that is the area of your consciousness where the most opportunity for shift is going to occur.  If you don’t this, this might be a great time to set up a reading with me.  If you respond to this article in the next few weeks, you can take advantage of my special 2012 rate of $53 for an hour-long session.  Just drop me a line for more information.

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New Moon In Pisces!

If you have been following my Astro-alerts, then you know that the big news in the sky right now is Neptune newly ingressed into Pisces.  This is creating an atmosphere of great access to inter-dimensional realms.  Never before has it been so easy to live in the three dimensional world while simultaneously accessing the five dimensional reality that we simultaneously inhabit.  And given the increasing chaos and challenges, it has never been more important to hold the space for peace.

This spiritual opening is hugely enhanced this week by the Sun entering Pisces and joining Neptune in his watery terrain.  The Sun sheds light (read Life Force) on the field of infinite possibility that Pisces offers us.  Then the Moon slips into Pisces tomorrow for what will be a truly blessed New Moon event.  Chiron, the master healer is also in Pisces, making this juncture in time specifically tailored for a masterful healing wherever it is needed.  To top it off, Mercury is in Pisces as well, making the Mind more resonant with silence than with words.  In fact, to be most successful in this moment, drop the words and just go with the sensation.  Lean into what it feels like when you let the vibration of love pass effortlessly through you and just take it from there.

The New Moon is when we get to place our orders and set our intentions.  Pisces is the ruler of the highest expressions of Love and the Christ consciousness.  So if you plant only one seed this New Moon season, let it be a kernel of Unconditional Love inside your own heart.  There isn’t anything you could desire that could improve upon that which grows out of Unconditional Love.  Treat the world as your lover and shower her with all the love and compassion you can muster.

The moon moves into Pisces Tuesday morning around 10:00am PST.  This is known as the dark of the moon, when the moon is in the sign of the lunation, but before the conjunction of the Sun and Moon is exact.  This is the best time for planting seeds of thought, where the soil is quiet and receptive.  This energy continues to vibrate for a good three days, so any time this week you have to attend to some sort of process that connects you to this flow will be effective.

If you know where Pisces falls in your chart, look to that area of your life to inform you where the greatest growth opportunity exists.  Also impacted strongly are people born early in the signs of Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini.

Plug in, feel the connection, picture the expansion you desire.

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New Moon – Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn!

Besides being a psychologist and dream interpreter, I am also an astrologer.  Every once in a while, there comes a significant moment that I feel moved to share about.  This is one of those times, so here it is.
We are between the eclipses.  The eclipses are when the Sun and Moon are aligned in such a way that the constant beam of light between the two luminaries is broken, resulting in the visible shadow that we see. What we don’t see is the cosmic download that this event marks.  When the beam of light is broken, it is much like what happens when you reboot a computer.  All extraneous material is discarded into the abyss of unconsciousness and all the important stuff is saved safely in retrievable memory.

This process happens every six months like clockwork and operates in a two-fisted structure – lunar eclipses first, followed by a solar eclipse two weeks later.  The solar eclipse that we are about to experience occurs at 1:00am Tuesday, January 4th.

A solar eclipse is a New Moon, the moment where the Sun and the Moon are at the same relative position from the earth.  For thousands of years, farmers know that the best time to plant seeds is during a New Moon.  The gravitational pull on the Earth is very intense and is directed inward.  This force draws water into the Earth (as opposed to the Full Moon when the Earth is being pulled on in opposition and therefore upward, out of the ground).

Make no mistake about it, the seeds of Mind are no different than those literal seeds we plant to grow vegetation.  The New Moon every months is the best time to plant the seeds of desire and intention into the fertile soil of the Mind.  The energy that the eclipse adds to this process is that it is the one time of the year where you can actually change your consciousness in order to do the work of manifestation.

This New Moon is in the sign of Capricorn.  The goat will get to the top of the mountain no matter what it has to do; it will eat a tin can for lunch and climb over any terrain, but it WILL get to the top.  In this way, the archetype of Capricorn is expressive of achieving goals and arriving at a desired destination with great fortitude.  Can you imagine a better energy for alignment with a new year, setting an intention and having all the resources you could need to power you up the mountain of your heart’s desire?

If that weren’t enough, how about the fact that just a few weeks ago, Mars (action), Pluto (transformation) and the retrograding Mercury (the Mind) all met up and had a conference in Capricorn (this was December 13th, so think back to what you were up to in the middle of last month).  While they were there, we were all being treated to a powerful punch; marching orders, if you will, for just how to prepare for the next chapter that will be 2011.

This is an extraordinary moment.  Plant your seeds.  Be clear about what your intentions are.  Write them down in a sacred manner.  Plant the paper in the ground even.  Do this before you go to bed Monday night.  If you can’t get to this on Monday, rest assured that this energy is available to do your bidding all week long.  Don’t let this moment pass without being conscious of just how much power we can wield with our minds when they are aligned with our hearts and we allow the transformational power of the human experience to consciously guide our actions into the brilliant world we are creating.  Have at it!

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