FEELING & EXPERIENCING

Forecast for Friday, December 4th
Leo Disseminating Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—rising above and opening up…

Emotions and a revived sense of interconnectedness is coming back after several days of celestial wandering—in other words, no traditional planetary aspects occurring would suggest as if they’d gone sort of silent… as above, so below.

Or maybe the planets, too, were ebbing or flowing in such a way—bending, if you will, as they do—to allow you a sacred space to sort out the soreness of your squish?

This happens.

❝Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.❞
——Yoda

As Hermes Trismegistus has spoken: this is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth—as below, so above; and as above, so below… with this knowledge alone you may work miracles.

Indeed, miracles are working themselves. All the time. Endlessly.

Today’s miracle, after all, as the moon moves through Leo, moving into a grand fiery trine with the likes of Chiron in Aries and Mercury in Sagittarius, inexactly through the fourth degrees, is suggesting that whatever squish you were sorting through the last several days should now be boldly processed, and even shared in an effort of empowered healing.

❝Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.❞
——Ralph Waldo Emerson

This Chironic degree, through Aries, associates itself to the “eagerness for spiritual integration… [that] you can rise above [anything]… it is important to persevere through any feelings of disorientation until a new sense of balance is discovered.”

This Mercurial degree, through Sagittarius, associates itself to the hidden elements to experience within the circumstances, though subtlety warning to keep thoughts and feelings to oneself for the time being—however open to both outer and inner wisdoms through the duration of the transition… this, my friends, may be an initiating step toward discernment, which will unravel itself through the month.

And this same degree, lunarly, through Leo, associates itself with progress, with “the structures of the past pressing from behind… there seems to be no going back—forward is probably the only way… it’s likely that the natural structure of the situation has carefully grown and developed over time.”

❝When one must, one can.❞
——Yiddish proverb

Further, Venus is applying a trine to Neptune, which has only recently stationed direct, and these energies can easily take you, entrap you, entrance you, and cloud over any dis-passioned disturbances you may be experiencing or enduring… still, a lunarly square to Uranus in Taurus could inspire you to courageously express your efforts or feelings, motivations, or ideals—and there “may indeed be the need for a change to the status quo…”

Ultimately—the energies today are expressing, overall, especially through such beautifully comforting trines—you are capable of both feeling and fully experiencing the delights of renewed and enthused compassion, healing, and connection… possibly to a childishly infectious degree.

It need not be important from where these new fuzzy feelings are emerging from… but how you choose to embrace and experience—and express—them, and perhaps most importantly: that you do.

❝It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.❞
——Mark Twain

Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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❝If you’re betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair.❞
——O.R. Melling

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GLIMPSING OUR MOST PERFECT MOMENTS

Forecast for Thursday, December 3rd
Cancer Disseminating Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—sometimes the pain is the path…

I pray you’ve discovered an antidote that works for you, as poisonous potentials are everywhere—both lingering around from yesterday just underneath the skin as well as resisting any immunity, in preparation for later tonight.

If not, you may feel incredibly defensive or hypersensitive to anything and everything, coming at you or festering within, and likely warranting either yourself or anyone around you to be walking on very thin and brittle eggshells.

Much more, today’s moon opposes the heavyweights in Capricorn later tonight, and squares Mars in the aggressions of Aries from the squishy soreness of Cancer… and this would suggest very raw reality checks, and broken, brittle, transparent eggshells all over the floorboards of your heart.

Be kind, and nurturing, and absolutely loving—to yourself and to all others, whether they’re ‘deserving’ of it or not.

Perhaps the most essential thing for you to focus your energies on, and thereby your heartstrings and your life pulse, is that through all of what you’re experiencing now or enduring, “something of value has the opportunity to develop, but will need nurturing, attention, fertilization, care and hope…”

Take the metaphorical eggs of your vulnerability—the ones that haven’t been smashed into eggshells—and sit on them for awhile…

❝We fear our highest possibility, as well as our lowest ones. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments… we enjoy and even thrill to the god-like possibilities we see in ourselves at such peak moments. And yet we simultaneously shiver with weakness, awe and fear before these very same possibilities.❞
——Abraham Maslow

Further, “things grow and, with time and nourishment, flourish, eventually providing further seeds for the future… however, maybe there is dissatisfaction regarding your perceived progress—perhaps you feel that everything will take too long if you start at the beginning… there are no shortcuts with Nature—things have to grow at their own pace and in their own time.”

Wounds must heal, or forever fester and fret.

It is within our brokenness that we are most completely whole. Further, it is through loving ourselves that we are able to outwardly and truly love others, which only perpetuates this love unto ourselves. We need one another more than we realize within this physical realm in this lifetime—it’s utterly imperative.

Ultimately, deep down within it all, despite whatever pain or seeming weakness or brokenness you’re feeling—you’re on to something, believe it or not—but do please believe it.

An emerging, a quickening, a rebirth is awaiting you…

This pain is wildly fertile—feel through it.

❝Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.❞
——Yoda


Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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❝If you’re betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair.❞
——O.R. Melling

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POISONOUSLY PERSONAL PANGS

Forecast for Wednesday, December 2nd
Cancer Disseminating Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—everything is perspective, and perspective is everything…

Sparknotes.com writes, that “poison is not intrinsically evil, but is instead a natural substance made lethal by human hands… poison symbolizes society’s humanly tendency to poison good things and make them fatal…”

Poison is everywhere. As is pain, darkness, and shadow… and collateral beauty.

❝In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I’ve told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.❞
——Janet Fitch

It was from the mouth of Mithridates VI, the king of Pontus and Armenia Minor, born in 134 BCE, who uttered a phrase which has evolved into what we would modernly understand as: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… his kingly pride inspired him to consume poison on a daily basis to prevent his own assassination.

His royal home was stocked, it has been stated, “with stingray spines, toxic mushrooms, scorpions, mineral poisons, and a poisonous plant–filled garden… he was so unpoisonable that after his son took over his kingdom and he faced execution, he couldn’t even commit suicide by poison!—he begged a guard to stab him to death.”

Further, “the king’s actual recipe for the antidote is nowhere to be found, [though] versions began to circulate after his death, and they became synonymous with the king himself… compounds with lengthy and expensive ingredient lists prevailed, including iris, cardamom, anise, frankincense, myrrh, ginger, and saffron…” if anything, those concocting their own versions of this antidote were at the very least endowed with luxuriously smelling breath.

❝I mean, I have the feeling that something in my mind is poisoning everything else.❞
——Vladimir Nabokov

Poisons are everywhere…

Once again, it’s that time of month when the thoughts and ideas turn into feelings and emotions, that time of month when the lunarly energies shift from Gemini to Cancer, that time of month when logic leaves us to the provocations of preference, or projection, or poisonous pangs of personal precision… a touch of sentimentality—or memories long gone—these may leave you a bit chilly or otherwise defensive…

Or seemingly defenseless.

Today’s lunarly square to Chiron at 5° Aries could provoke a need to protect yourself in some capacity, particularly emotionally, however a trine to Venus could imply that spiritual salve or an actual antidote would be available to you within whatever provocation is being endured or experienced; that whatever pain you’re preparing for or processing could be necessary for the growth you’re needing to embrace, or are currently learning to embrace.

Shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera speaks of this moon being a moon when we protect ourselves, a moon when we reexamine the thickness and necessary guarding of our internal walls… or, in other words, today may offer you the most brutally gentle reminder toward your own efforts in personal accountability—as Kaldera suggests, “to check and see [if these walls are] really still needed… and if they are not, determine whether they’re in good working order and not full of holes.”

❝For an impenetrable shield, stand inside yourself.❞
——Henry David Thoreau

A lunarly connection to Uranus at 7° Taurus, however, could inspire necessary assimilations toward your walls of defense, and offer feelings of blessing, and universalist compassions… as Carl Jung has offered, “your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart…” however bruised or tender it may feel.

Poison is everywhere. As is pain, darkness, and shadow… and collateral beauty.

Yet poison is made lethal by human hands, much like how the heart weighs heavily upon the directions of pulled strings—it is how you decide to harbor these poisons that is essential, and imperative—it is what you decide to do with these poisonous feelings and emotions within yourself that matters.

Even if you aren’t willing, or working toward making logical sense of your feelings at this point, it is necessary that you confront the emotional logic of that which does not kill you… and contend yourself to that which benefits you, rewards you, or supports you over that which poisons you, hurts you, or threatens you.

Opportunity is literally everywhere, if your awareness is prepared for it… Nature assures us daily that there is a solution for everything—if you’re willing to allow for it.

❝Live or die, but don’t poison everything.❞
——Anne Sexton


Kang MD, L. and Nate Pedersen. “Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything.” Workmen Publishing; ©2017.
Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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❝If you’re betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair.❞
——O.R. Melling

A PRECIOUS PLACE OF BUSIED PAUSE

Forecast for Tuesday, December 1st
Gemini Disseminating Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—a precious pause within a busied busyness…

Today might be busy, but not necessarily the good and productive kind of busy—the moon will be void of course in Gemini until later in the evening—so it’ll likely be more of a restless and busied type of busy.

In fact, after such recent eclipsed energies, there might be something of an eerie or unsettling feel, or maybe an ever so subtly noticeable difference in some way… leaving you with a bit of loss for words, or an ambivalence about what you’re feeling or failing to feel.

Sometimes the cosmos offers pause… and this is likely one of those times. Try to take it in, as it is, as a precious pause in place.

❝Take stock of those around you and you will hear them talk in precise terms about themselves and their surroundings, which would seem to point to them having ideas on the matter. But start to analyse those ideas and you will find that they hardly reflect in any way the reality to which they appear to refer, and if you go deeper you will discover that there is not even an attempt to adjust the ideas to this reality. Quite the contrary: through these notions the individual is trying to cut off any personal vision of reality, of his own very life. For life is at the start a chaos in which one is lost. The individual suspects this, but he is frightened at finding himself face to face with this terrible reality, and tries to cover it over with a curtain of fantasy, where everything is clear. It does not worry him that his “ideas” are not true, he uses them as trenches for the defense of his existence, as scarecrows to frighten away reality.❞
——José Ortega Y Gasset

Should you experience a busyness with your thoughts or opinions, today would be a good day to further process them or share them… do keep your sentiments light, airy, friendly, and informative though, rather than gossipy or loquacious. It’s not so much a day of airing your dirty wares as it is a day of simply singing your song.

To prepare for tomorrow—maybe try sharing your feelings instead of your thoughts? Your thoughts may have no idea what they’re really thinking, but your feelings will need additional support regardless of the feeling.


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★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

*Single readings available, as well as monthly forecasts… my current availability is M-F—am/pm—and Saturdays by request

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❝If you’re betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair.❞
——O.R. Melling

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THE PROCESS OF REALISTIC MAGICAL THINKING

Forecast for Monday, November 30th
Gemini Lunar Eclipse at 8°38′


ॐOracular Mantra—in balancing the imbalances through subtle shifts and strategic starts, magic occurs and remains present…

“When an idea thinks it has found somebody—say, you—who might be able to bring it into the world, the idea will pay you a visit…” says well-known author of “Eat, Pray, Love”, Elizabeth Gilbert; Gilbert believes in magical thinking, and that ideas are living, breathing things… and I think she’s on to something.

This was what I wrote to introduce last year’s Gemini full moon post, to introduce ideas as living, breathing forces of energy… and one could argue that this year begs a reminder from what was initiated last year through these similar energies—though a dramatic shift in expansion will be demanded this year—to realize and realign an underlying imbalance existing both within and abound.

There is an underlying, inner urge or instinct to rebalance. You feel it, don’t you? Mutability and cardinality, too, are debating for balance in nature…

However, ultimately, imbalances are being experienced at every turn—and all turns are either struggling, or standing still, still remaining within a precious place of pause

Energies of mutability can be experienced through the Gemini moon opposing a Sagittarian sun, the Nodes, and Neptune applying the Nodes by square, creating a t-square alignment. Remember that the resounding and reverberating mutability is suggesting inconsistency and change—in other words, these changes needing to be made within and throughout your reality are likely to be entirely inconsistent with the reality you’ve been living within throughout your year.

Please consider the idea of being very honest with yourself about these imbalances.

❝When an idea thinks it has found somebody—say, you—who might be able to bring it into the world, the idea will pay you a visit. It will try to get your attention. Mostly, you will not notice. This is likely because you’re so consumed by your own dramas, anxieties, distractions, insecurities, and duties that you aren’t receptive to inspiration.❞
——Elizabeth Gilbert

The notion of mutability is now being almost demanded, either through freedoms of movement and exchange or through an openness of personal philosophies—in daring you to openly and unapologetically chase your ideas and ideals… yet, there’s also a very convincing and unswerving intuitive grounding toward your bluer than blue horizons, toward living your ideals in reality, in real time, or within the overall rebuilding of these.

Absolutely, an open-mindedness is essential now, if not imperative.

Energies of cardinality, too, can be experienced, seemingly forevermore, through the recently reacquainted Capricorn stellium between Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto—this tightening of cardinality is suggesting an urgency of almost carnal striving and determination, to act, to make a move—and cardinality has been the background driving force throughout this entire year—it should be no surprise to you, now, that between the willingness to explore and the urgency to act upon the willingness to explore (mutability and cardinality) that there would be an almost natural imbalance needing to be acknowledged and appropriated.

This said, determination and exploratory inconsistencies can coexist, in the right balance… in tandem with the appropriate shifts, especially so if open-mindedness is being honestly and willingly participated within.

Imbalances inevitably result in seeking a rebalance, which inevitably introduces potential for disruptions… and emotional confusions. Especially now, as Neptune and the Nodes, and a Mercurial antiscia, work magic and whimsical unknowns…



This eclipsed degree in Gemini associates itself with the requirement of “skill, courage, a true sense of confidence and the knowledge to get right to the heart of the matter facing you… you may need to examine just how prepared you are for a surprise situation.”

In other words: are you prepared for the idea of your own potential?

No, really.

❝Ideas are completely separate from us, but capable of interacting with us—albeit strangely. Ideas have no material body, but they do have consciousness, and they most certainly have will. Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest. And the only way an idea can be made manifest in our world is through collaboration with a human partner. It is only through a human’s efforts that an idea can be escorted out of the ether and into the realm of the actual… Therefore, ideas spend eternity swirling around us, searching for available and willing human partners. I’m talking about all ideas here: artistic, scientific, industrial, commercial, ethical, religious, political.❞
——Elizabeth Gilbert

Perhaps any imbalances you’re experiencing are in an effort to alert you to the process of rebalancing whatever it is?—as this process might have in store for you incredible opportunities you might otherwise not be available for… and this is scary, and intimidating, and overwhelming, and it all ventures a bit into the unknown, doesn’t it?—or the potentially untrustworthy.

Mercury, today’s ecliptic ruler, applies and exacts a connection to Saturn by sextile through a degree which associates itself to “the capacity in man to recognize and to pay homage to an integrating Principle at the core of all existence…” which speaks to me as if to infer an integrative and normalized way to think magically…

Further, Rudhyar explains that “this rather peculiar picture tells us perhaps a good deal about the limitations of the mind of the clairvoyant who saw it, though it can be related to the symbolism of the various creatures of a spirit world mentioned in some alchemical and Rosicrucian books—what seems to be implied is that beyond both outer nature and the realm of the proud ego, a spiritual world exists to which the intuitive consciousness of man can pay allegiance; in that world, all manifested entities are seen as multiple aspects of a central Power and Consciousness—it is such a central principle of unity that human societies have sought to revere symbolically…”

Disruptions can be delicious and delightful, remember… it’s just that all of these inner needs for change feel so extreme—and they are—the confusions can lie within the not knowing, simply and naturally: because it’s unfamiliar.

So many questions, and very few answers. Trust, now, is importunate.

Are you getting in your own way?

❝You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.❞
——Elizabeth Gilbert

There is an obviousness of imbalance occurring—either directly within your immediate environment, or personal circumstances or somewhat indirectly among the outer world, through the harshness of reality… however, changes are needing to be made, and perhaps more penetratingly—solutions are needing to be suggested, and implemented, and trusted.

There is a foreshadowed revival of faith, but not without some shifts in thought…

For the time being, ideas and ideals alike are either lacking in something vital, not exactly emerging, or yet to even be honestly explored—honestly, meaning: stunned disbelief or perpetuated inability to trust. Conflicts, frustrations, and disruptions are likely—inspiring something of a personal revolution, however, possibly even on a collective level, through the collective consciousness.

Ideas and ideals will need to be (re)sparked, explored, and in all honesty—open-mindedness and exploration will be demanded.

The same imbalances between mutability and cardinality could manifest between the imbalances between the deepening of psychic emotionality and the actual follow-through of these emotions in action—to participate in the revolution, either personally or collectively.



Kaldera titles the Gemini full moon as the Storyteller’s Moon, a moon that urges us to tell our stories, to rewrite these stories, these stories and beliefs and ‘facts’ that have been conditioned and camouflaged, contaminated and confined as law…

This lunarly event is assigned by Kaldera as a moon which alerts that “it is time to consider what part you play in your life, what archetypes you embody, and how much control you have over changing these roles…” and urges to take the power back, the essence, from deep within the ancient wisdom of it all—the real history, uncovering all the previous rewrites and edits and blatant omissions—to disentangle ourselves from current obstacles and past pain…

It’s all a choice. Always, endlessly, these choices are yours.

There is power in your choice, believe it or not. And these choices run deep, and occur through each day, never-ending…

Gilbert is talking of choice, too—you can choose to entertain an idea that comes knocking, or you can dismiss it… and this is assuming consciousness, as she supports—so “many will not even notice…”

And this, too, is a choice.

This ecliptic lunar event is asking you to make a choice—a real and solid, and concretely conscious choice… to take this idea on, to support it, to honor it, to find a balance within it, and to sustain it; to fully own this choice, no excuses, no anxieties, no bullshit—where there’s a will, there’s always a way. Bullshit excuses be damned.

And this is a choice. It’s your choice.

❝I’ve spent my entire life in devotion to creativity, and along the way I’ve developed a set of beliefs about how it works—and how to work with it—that is entirely and unapologetically based upon magical thinking. And when I refer to magic here, I mean it literally. I am referring to the supernatural, the mystical, the inexplicable, the surreal, the divine, the transcendent, the otherworldly. Because the truth is, I believe that creativity is a force of enchantment, not entirely human in its origins…❞
——Elizabeth Gilbert



Two details of significance through this eclipsed lunar event is that: the sun is tightly conjunct the fixed star Antares at 9° Sagittarius—a star associated with the difficulties of transitions, survival, taking a stand, and resisting complacency—and the moon is tightly conjunct the fixed star Aldebaran, at 9° Gemini—a star known as ‘God’s eye’, and thereby somewhat destined or fated in its influence.

Further, Antares associates itself with intensity and extremes, by choice or not… this star may influence the discovery of “one’s salvation [lying] in becoming strongly focused on a goal… [through] a gift of intensity which gives meaning to life.”

Further still, Aldebaran associates itself with ‘integrity at all times’, that success would come only through “ethical integrity”… considering “all exchanges as sacred… insisting on honesty and purity.” As a rising star in this placement, Aldebaran holds “strong principles and beliefs which will, however, be challenged… success and personal strength coming from the ability to live by one’s principles.”

❝The Yogic path is about disentangling the built-in glitches of the human condition, which I’m going to over-simply define here as the heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment. Different schools of thought over the centuries have found different explanation for man’s apparently inherently flawed state. Taoists call it imbalance, Buddism calls it ignorance, Islam blames our misery on rebellion against God, and the Judeo-Christian tradition attributes all our suffering to original sin. Freudians say that unhappiness is the inevitable result of the clash between our natural drives and civilization’s needs. The Yogis, however, say that human discontentment is a simple case of mistaken identity. We’re miserable because we think that we are mere individuals, alone with our fears and flaws and resentments and mortality. We wrongly believe that our limited little egos constitute our whole entire nature. We have failed to recognize our deeper divine character. We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme Self who is eternally at peace. That supreme Self is our true identity, universal and divine. Before you realize this truth, say the Yogis, you will always be in despair, a notion nicely expressed in this exasperated line from the Greek stoic philosopher Epictetus: ‘You bear God within you, poor wretch, and know it not.’❞
——Elizabeth Gilbert

Despite my inexperience in working directly with the fixed stars consistently, I wonder if you might experience some sort of necessary epiphany—one which may even support a much needed shift or inculcate a balancing toward whatever imbalance you’re navigating…

However, it is likely that whatever epiphany or insight bemuses you now will be nothing new, really—meaning: existing within an inner realm of previous knowing or through resisted skill or untapped talent… but more intimately connected to that which you’ve been struggling with or stammering over for some time.

Still, these eclipse energies—with the extended and over-reaching emphasis of mutability—should determine you to (finally) make a move toward your ideals: honestly and appropriately.

Perhaps this is all that’s necessary to rebalance?—this shift.

Ultimately, this eclipse will empower you to stand tall and break out from any molds of complacency you’ve found yourself living within—which will likely be within the sector of your life where Gemini and Sagittarius are found within your nativity.

I offer you several questions to ponder and explore honestly…

What beliefs or perspectives of mine are currently being challenged, triggered, or rewarded?

How can I shift this belief or perspective?—how can I further enhance this?

What is the origin of this belief or perspective?



Truly, our choices are derived, naturally and inevitably, from past choices, past experiences, and past conditioning… but these past tenses are just that—tensions—the real magic will be in remembering the power in your consciousness, the power in your choices, and choosing to magically and metaphorically lift this weight up and off your shoulders, to take your power back through your choices, and through your ideas, and take a personal responsibility in this process—this process of realistically magical thinking.

Today will be about feeling the reality of something, or of all things, of seeing things clearly—for better and worse—and there is profound power in this.

❝The philosopher Odo Marquard has noted a correlation in the German language between the word zwei, which means ‘two,’ and the word zweifel, which means ‘doubt’—suggesting that two of anything brings the automatic possibility of uncertainty to our lives. Now imagine a life in which every day a person is presented with not two or even three but dozens of choices, and you can begin to grasp why the modern world has become, even with all its advantages, a neurosis-generating machine of the highest order. In a world of such abundant possibility, many of us simply go limp from indecision. Or we derail our life’s journey again and again, backing up to try the doors we neglected on the first round, desperate to get it right this time. Or we become compulsive comparers—always measuring our lives against some other person’s life, secretly wondering if we should have taken her path instead.❞
——Elizabeth Gilbert

Today is a day to consciously confront this—what choices can you make to empower yourself, your thoughts, and your potential?

Envision where you want to be at this time, and make a choice to think magically, unapologetically, and realistically, and to embrace an open-mindedness to honestly receive the ideas that are—and will be—willing to knock upon the door of your consciousness… the very ideas that will assist you in getting from here—to where you want to be.

Because it’s been said that the entire universe—and thereby our humbled, imbalanced, wondrous, magical, and awe-induced existence—all of it began with a single idea…



❝You can receive your ideas with respect and curiosity, not with drama or dread.

You can dare to be pleased sometimes with what you have created—and if a project doesn’t work out, you can always think of it as having been a worthwhile and constructive experiment.

You can resist the seductions of grandiosity, blame, and shame.

You can support other people in their creative efforts, acknowledging the truth that there’s plenty of room for everyone.

You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.

You can battle your demons—through therapy, recovery, prayer or humility—instead of battling your gifts—in part by realising that your demons were never the ones doing the work anyhow.

You can believe that you are neither a slave to inspiration nor its master, but something far more interesting—its partner—and that the two of you are working together towards something intriguing and worthwhile.

You can live a long life, making and doing really cool things the entire time. You might earn a living with your pursuits or you might not, but you can recognise that this is not really the point.

And at the end of your days, you can thank creativity for having blessed you with a charmed, interesting, passionate existence. That’s another way to do it. Totally up to you.❞
——Elizabeth Gilbert


☽♊︎*8°38′ at 1:29am PST; 2:29am MST; 3:29am CST; 4:29am EST

Article by Elizabeth Gilbert
Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala” Vintage Books; ©1973.
Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology” Destiny Books; ©2011.
Brady, B. “Star and Planet Combinations.” The Wessex Astrologer; ©2008.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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——O.R. Melling

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EXPRESSING TO INFORM & UNDERSTAND

Forecast for Sunday, November 29th
Taurus/Gemini Gibbous Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—what’s the best way to get your point across?

David Sedaris has said that “if you’re looking for sympathy you’ll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary…”

❝It’s not enough to be nice in life. You’ve got to have nerve.❞
——Georgia O’Keeffe

I’m not sure what he was referencing, specifically, but that’s one way to express whatever it was.

What’s the best, most creative way you can think to express yourself?—to express a thought or feeling within the vibrations of today?

❝The preparation is like making a soup. You start throwing ingredients in…you move it around and just start to put in all of this information and the day you start shooting, you drink it. And then forget about it…you don’t have to be thinking about it, it’s just going to be in you and hopefully something real will come out of there. I believe in that. That preparation is the most important part.❞
——Penelope Cruz

It’s likely that the catchier it is—your way of expression, or whatever it is you’re expressing—the more impact you’ll have upon your Now, and this is ideal… in fact, your thinking could be much more streamlined today than it typically is, serving you not only in this moment—but into the near future, as well, simultaneously, if you’re able to think more prosaically about it first, before allowing all the following details to overwhelm the imagination.

Any loquaciousness could feel more productive, or informative, over the more likely inclination toward chattiness—expressing yourself simply to hear yourself—however it might be all too easy to begin telling others how they feel or what they think… try to resist this temptation.

❝Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them. If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away. The more the outside world tries to reinforce an image of you, the harder it is to continue to be an artist, which is why a lot of times, artists have to say, ‘Bye. I have to go. I’m going crazy and I’m getting out of here. And they go and hibernate somewhere. Maybe later they re-emerge a little differently.❞
——Steve Jobs

Instead, it would behoove you to use your words and ideas and expressiveness to do good, to inspire, to heal, and to inform without bias, ill intent—or, more lazily, to speak within an agenda to gossip or, egoically, to hear the sound of your own voice.

❝I had broken myself of the habit of thinking in short song cycles and began reading longer and longer poems to see if I could remember anything I read about in the beginning. I trained my mind to do this, had cast off gloomy habits and learned to settle myself down… I began cramming my brain with all kinds of deep poems. It seemed like I’d been pulling an empty wagon for a long time and now I was beginning to fill it up and would have to pull harder. I felt like I was coming out of the back pasture. I was changing in other ways, too. Things that used to affect me, didn’t affect me anymore. I wasn’t too concerned about people, their motives. I didn’t feel the need to examine every stranger that approached.❞
——Bob Dylan

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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——O.R. Melling

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BALANCING STATES OF GRACE

Forecast for Saturday, November 28th
Taurus Gibbous Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—big things beginning, through gratitude, and grace, and balance…

Astrologer Rob Brezny accounts a time an interviewer asked singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen “if he needed to feel bothered and agitated in order to stimulate his creativity…” Cohen said no. “”When I get up in the morning,” he testified, “my real concern is to discover whether I’m in a state of grace.””

“Surprised, the interviewer asked, “What do you mean by a state of grace?””

❝Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you and who have no agenda for your reform.❞
——Jess Lair and Kirsten Lauzon

Brezny explains that “Cohen described it as a knack for balance that he called on to ride the chaos around him… he knew he couldn’t fix or banish the chaos—and it would be arrogant to try—his state of grace was more like skiing skillfully down a hill, gliding along the contours of unpredictable terrain…”

I implore you, dear reader, to welcome grace and invite chaos, and to find a healthy balance between the two.

Today’s grounding Taurean moon makes friendly connections to the reality-checking heavyweights in Capricorn, and so right away one can feel sustained in sensations of gratitude, and gliding…

However, Neptune stations today upon the eighteenth degree of Pisces, a degree which associates itself to “the power of influence… and the transfer of feelings of ecstacy…”

❝Knowledge increases in proportion to its use—that is, the more we teach the more we learn.❞
——HP Blavatsky

To have grace is to possess ‘elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action; a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment; favor or goodwill; a manifestation of favor; mercy’.

The etymology of the word ‘grace’ is Latin, ‘grātia’, meaning “favor, kindness, esteem”, deriving from ‘grātus’, meaning “to please”.

I believe what Cohen was likely experiencing was an inner need to please, to be in a perpetual balance—which is to imply toward being in alignment, with All That Is, to more effectively provide his gifts and skills to the world at large, to inspire, to explore the depths, to be at One with the chaos within and all around…

And he did.

And this is grace.


★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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❝If you’re betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair.❞
——O.R. Melling

THE PRESENCE OF TIME

Forecast for Friday, November 27th
Taurus Gibbous Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—seeing big things grow, and hopefully trusting in them, and learning to use time effectively while running in place…

In the follow-up story to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, Rob Brezny reviews its plot, informing the reader that “our heroine uses a magic mirror as a portal into a fantastical land—there she encounters the Red Queen, and soon the two of them are holding hands as they run as fast as they can… Alice notices that despite their great effort, they don’t seem to be moving forward. What’s happening? The Queen clears up the mystery: in her realm, you must run as hard as possible just to remain in the same spot…”

I appreciate his synopsis. And today may feel like this.

Something has been emerging for some time now, and it’s getting to a real breaking point-crossroads of sorts—still, today’s moon illuminates a Venus/Uranus opposition through a conjunction to Uranus in Taurus, all through the seventh degree… a degree which associates itself to “universal love, highest powers, and feeling blessed.”

Metaphorically, you might be approaching a magic mirror/portal into a fantastical land of ideal—toward your bluer than blue horizons—and just for today, perhaps, you feel suspended in time… you want to move forward, you want to get going—but instead of allowing an overwhelm of restlessness—how about being present in the moment where you are?

Being suspended in time can be a precious pause, if you let it be.

Change will come, it will—it is happening in every moment…

Whatever ‘magical mirror’ you’re using—even if you don’t feel as though it’s getting you anywhere… there’s something to it. Trust it. And be honest with it, with what you truly see. Something quite large, in fact, is seeking you, too—but running in place won’t transport you… only the presence of time used effectively.

❝Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart… who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakes.❞
——Carl Jung


★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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——O.R. Melling

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REVIEW & EVENTUAL REWARD

Forecast for Thursday, November 26th
Aries/Taurus Gibbous Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—we want to see big things grow, but the belief that they can and will needs to be trusted in–no excuses–and all ‘reasons’ otherwise are coming up for review…

The moon moves through Aries, squaring back at the heavyweights in Capricorn throughout the day before moving into Taurus later on the evening here on the west coast*—creating, hopefully, a bit of organically derived and practical order from all the chaos abound.

First of all, the Sagittarian sun connects to Chiron in Aries by trine. This occurs through a degree which associates itself to ‘wise approaches’ and ‘clear perceptions’ and the “possibility of developing a wisdom beyond tragedy, a peace and poise beyond conflict…”

❝Hold back the edges of your gown, Ladies, we are going through hell.❞
——William Carlos Williams

Your circumstances need not be so dire, dramatic, or determined…

The forging-forward Aries moon simultaneously squares back to Pluto, Jupiter, and Saturn, in this order, illuminating degrees which associate themselves to ‘total commitment to a transcendent goal’ and ‘transcendent security’, an ‘ability to perceive the hidden and creative spirit of natural phenomena’, and the ‘ability to see the Signature of hidden meaning in every occurrence drawing one’s attention’ through the action of an ‘openness to the influx of spiritual energies’, ‘obsession by potentiality’ and an ‘attunement to cosmic order’ by square, suggesting that your participation in trust and right action is required now—toward both review and eventual reward.

In translating today’s emphasis of energy, I immediately thought of the Phases of Becoming, as downloaded through Richard Rudd, which demand not only personal courage, but trust, and commitment to a personal goal in authenticity… as we’re all, in one way or another, largely or subtle, experiencing the inner urge to follow in our own bold individually differentiated selves…

In other words: would you rather continue to insist upon seeking out and appeasing your ego with an illusioned sense of control over your reality… or begin to open to the awe-worthy opportunities only waiting for you upon—as I refer to it—a cosmic red carpet of potential, custom-ready for you to grace your footsteps (and endlessly unquestioning trust) upon its velvety shimmer.

It’s endlessly yours choice.

And if you’re ready, all you need to do is surrender to an honest and forthcoming trust in the unknown and unknowable…

❝All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.❞
——J.M. Barrie

Rudd suggests that “the first great revelation that comes from the journey into your own unique nature is that you cannot be defined by any kind of label—once you understand that you are neither your name nor your actions, feelings, thoughts or beliefs, you realize that human nature is something far greater and wider than you ever suspected…”

Rudd continues, that “the second phase of becoming natural tends to be a deep inner questioning and questing in which you isolate yourself in some sense from your previous responsibilities and give time and space to understanding your own nature more—for most people this phase lasts a long time and it is also the phase during which most people become stuck in the lower frequency of self-obsession, falling in love with the endless quest for self-knowledge… at a certain point, however, this phase gives way to a natural collapse in a subsequent letting go of all searching as you realize the fertility of trying to find something that is clearly indefinable.

“This realization marks a huge transition point in your life and represents the release from yourself obsession—it can also be a very challenging time as you let go of all the constructs and techniques with which you may have identified and from which you derived security…” and this phase of becoming, as Rudd defines it, may be where many of you are currently experiencing your reality through.

❝The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.❞
——Robert Hughes

Continued, “fortunately this third phase swiftly becomes consolidated and integrated into your being common and you into enter a new dimension in which you become more and more deeply relaxed…” and will likely fully and wholly be transmogrified for you through December and January.

Further, “the fourth phase is something like a rebirth as you externalize what is truly inside you for the first time in your life—it is a time of deep joyousness and purpose and it is only as you find this sense of relaxededness that you begin once again to feel truly natural…”

And finally, Rudd shares that “the fifth and final phase of the process of becoming yourself manifests as the flowering of your individualized differentiated self—this is when you hit the peak of your own mythology and bring something entirely new into the world based on the high principle that is always laying latent within you… this final flowering of your inner being manifest is a challenge to the current norm, since your true nature is always found at the cutting edge of evolution—the idea, whatever it may be, represents the true beauty within the individual finding expression in the world.”

The ‘cutting edge of evolution’… we’re definitely heading this way.

As always, with everything always—these choices, each day, are endlessly yours to make, and your red carpet awaits you, should you dare to trust it’s there.

❝We’ll sing in the sunshine…
We’ll laugh every day…❞
——Sonny & Cher


*☽♉︎ by 7:43pm PST; 8:43pm MST; 9:43pm CST; 10:43pm EST
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
Rudd, R. “Gene Keys.” Gene Keys Publishing; ©2015.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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——O.R. Melling

MAINTAINING AUTHENTICITY

Forecast for Wednesday, November 25th
Aries Gibbous Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—we are seeking out personal adventure, and how our individual influences are contributing to the bigger picture, and how our authenticity is experienced…

The sun was in Aries when Vivienne Westwood took her first breath, and this stands to reason as she is most largely known as the fashion designer who introduced punk culture into mainstream aesthetic… managing to maintain the authenticity of its origins.

No small feat.

But then again, Aries doesn’t comprehend the notion of ‘small’ or ‘baby step’, regardless of Aries being the first zodiacal energy of innocence, despite being associated with the Infant… and Westwood is but one example of how the power of Aries energies manifest, and how today’s very similar lunarly influence could inspire the adventurous vibrational potential being currently experienced, or sensed.

Westwood’s personal success may be attributed to a few of her personal stances… here are a few of her quotes:

1. I disagree with everything I used to say.

2. The only possible effect one can have on the world is through unpopular ideas.

3. Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination, insight, and things that have nothing to do with reason.

4. I’m attracted to people who are really true to themselves and who are always trying to do something that makes their life more interesting.

As you continue forging forward toward your own ideals, consider these quotes as mantras… perhaps they’ll provide the necessary punk potential of thinking-fuel to spark a match to the limitations continuing to hold you back from your own true and honest inner authenticity and psychic knowing?

❝The sexiest people are thinkers.❞
——Vivienne Westwood


★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

*Single readings available, as well as monthly forecasts… my current availability is M-F—am/pm—and Saturdays by request

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❝If you’re betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair.❞
——O.R. Melling