TO FEEL EMOTIONS, ACTIVATED

MARS MOVEMENTS•••
Mars in Cancer


Mars has been moving along in Cancer since April 23rd, with only the moon to illuminate its presence, just once, in opposition, on April 30th… 

Mars isn’t comfortable in Cancer, because Mars prefers to move boldly, forward, without thinking, or feeling, or doubting, or needing any guarantee—Cancer energies need guarantees, and without them, movement is slow, lateral, and embedded with emotion.

So Mars has been moving through Cancer since the end of April, seemingly laterally, without much fanfare…

People are so brainwashed by the rules that they don’t know what really matters.❞
——Mick Jagger

However, beginning on May 7th, the moon in combative Aries will apply Mars by square, illuminating also a building square application between Mars and Chiron, which will be exact May 11th through the eleventh degree… not to mention, this bombardment will also connect to Uranus by sextile, upon the eleventh degree of Taurus.

Through this eleventh degree of Cancer, Mars will no longer be able to move laterally without fanfare.

The eleventh degree of Cancer associates itself with “having a heart-to-heart talk versus sidestepping a difficult issue until the time is right; straining to find the right words of the right expression; being cautious of one’s effects on others versus irresponsible and childish outbursts; discretion versus indiscretion; factoring in the characters of the people one is talking to; seeing beyond social masks and listening with the heart; treating people with respect and care versus being overly blunt; upping the emotional ante…”¹

Many of these associative suggestions are not Mars-like at all. But many of them demand the very best frequencies of Cancer through the bold and courageous motivations and actions of Mars.

Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.❞
——Will Ferrell

This will not be an easy circumstance for everyone… be it a harsh or touchy conversation, or an actual delivery of emotional fortitude otherwise, in response or reaction…

Whenever we’re dealing with Chiron, immediately, presume that something hurts, that something is broken or bleeding—that something is in critical pain and defensive and fearful.

Though not exact, Mars will be applying a quincunx to Saturn in Aquarius, exact May 14th, though this influence could largely provoke itself into the larger issue… this influence could lend you thinking that you know best, which will likely be a very slippery slope through these manifesting energies.

Possessing confidence through these circumstances, whatever they look like for you in your reality, is ideal—as in knowing from a place within that you can navigate yourself through obstacles and delays, resistances or disappointments… however, the key to this confidence is having an ability to discern the differences of the details in between… not in feeling as though you always know best.

Being able to see others’ points of view… “to see things objectively”² is the point here.

An open mind or heart is able to receive… one which is closed is rendered unavailable. Be open.

The greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings… I’m a long way from the human being I’d like to be. But I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.❞
——Audrey Hepburn

Further, “things may seem exaggerated and blown out of proportion…”² especially if someone, or you yourself, is refusing to acknowledge the real essence of it all—or refusing to receive.

The larger circumstances, through the Mars/Chiron square, likely highlight and dramatize a triggering of sorts toward your inner dignity, or a vulnerability, or another’s—and this is enraging… however, this emerging fanfare, likely somewhat literally, will be an opportunity for awaking toward the exemplification of one’s own ideals, even if it is through an extremely sidestepping manner of machination. 

Truly, in Cancer, and with Chiron involved, volunteering such openness and absolute vulnerability, in and of itself, is horrifically terrifying; but because Mars is involved—that inner knowing gut instinct is being activated…

Are you being true to yourself?—to your core?

Are you being true to yourself in this particular circumstance?

What is really behind and underneath the mask if you feel you need to wear one through these manifestations?

She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of… to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others… and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures.
——Virginia Woolf

Feelings, in action. 

Being open to receive—a feeling.

Perhaps this is the birth of a new way?

A new plan. A new vision. Or, if not new—a stronger, more determined footing within one’s ideal.

A new motivation, however, in one way or another.

Being triggered to a point of defensiveness, much like a crab might feel navigating its way forward through a skinny corridor, without any other, wider, options… without the capacity to sidestep or pause—a degree of receptivity and/or flexibility will be demanded of you—to be open to receive how it feels to feel your own raw emotions, activated.

I am a great friend of chaos. It’s all we have. I mean, this whole concept of being able to manage life… life is risk, life is chance, life is being open to chance. The best things in my life, and probably in anybody’s life, come out of being open to being blown off course.
——Tilda Swinton



¹Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
² Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©1995.

PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWABLE

WEEKLY WRITE-UP•••
MAY 1st-9th, 2021

This first week of May will require patience and a resolved trust toward your inner compass, should you be willing to do your research and prepare appropriately against any potential anticipations, even those least likely… 

Through this first week Saturn moves through the thirteenth degree of Aquarius—which associates itself with ‘being plugged in to what’s going on no matter where one is; having one’s antennae out; psychological insight; putting together an accurate interior picture of reality; perceiving a situation’s positive and negative possibilities and changing one’s course accordingly; considering all angles until one finds a truth that really resonates…’*

No mind is much employed upon the present; recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments…❞
——Samuel Johnson

However, having an open mind toward all that you do not fully know in certainty or appropriately understand could reward you greatly in weeks to come…

Truly, the indecision may begin to bug you—it’s not really indecision, though, is it?—it’s actually possibility coming into direct contact with the unknown and unknowable…

Remember who you are… and to try and have a little fun with it—because you and you alone (no excuses!) are the author of your own life, and you are being asked to be personally accountable for it now—and the twists and turns are emerging.



Saturday Forecast
Capricorn Disseminating Moon
—May 1st

A Capricorn moon influence provides an overwhelming need to persevere, to build, to plan, and to prepare…

The moon does not illuminate today’s major celestial traffic, being the sun connecting by conjunction to Uranus through the eleventh degree of Taurus while simultaneously squaring Saturn, currently at 13° Aquarius… however, a Saturn-ruled moon nevertheless inspires a determined motivation.

The building, here, that you’ve been working toward could experience a bit of a shift, to say the least… and might provide you further opportunities to revise your plans and preparations—because what we so easily consider to be a ‘problem’ is always always an opportunity in clever disguise.

Some of the sweetest berries grow among the sharpest thorns.❞
——Gaelic proverb

Through this persevering determination, please remember to be patient and to care for yourself accordingly… 

As you care for yourself—and I mean really nurturing yourself, nutritionally and emotionally and psychically, and so on—you will be, essentially and subsequentially, be nurturing everything around you… 

A grounded-ness should be important here, despite any and all Uranian influences—which could truly uproot that which was not going to grow anyhow—as a sense of foundation through whatever inherent or embraced changes you’re navigating through will only further support your efforts of evolution.

Through this nurturing, beyond an individual example, the collective may further enforce the rooting out of destructive practices—and may it remember to applaud and celebrate the good… remember that we are all, both individually and collectively, trying to grow into this new future—a future that is yet to be created—whether we are enthused about it or not. No Longer and Not Yet mentalities now mean something so much more than they ever did only a year ago…

You may find yourself feeling an inner need to plan, or to at least understand with now discernment of what you might need to anticipate… “watching, waiting and feeling out the atmosphere before taking any action will lead to the best answer… observing others’ reactions will provide clues, as well—if something doesn’t feel quite right, and a change in the environment seems imminent, taking precautions ahead of time can save a lot of problems.”¹

Cultivate peace first in the garden of your heart by removing the weeds of lust, hatred, greed, selfishness, and jealousy. Then only those who come in contact with you will be benefited by your vibrations of peace and harmony.❞
——Sivananda

As you nurture yourself, and thereby all others and all else, do try to consider that through this nurturing you are slowly, and strategically, and thoroughly creating this new future—and ideally, this new future both welcomes and sustains your ideal.


Sunday Forecast 
Capricorn/Aquarius Disseminating Moon
—May 2nd

By noon on the west coast the moon moves from Capricorn to Aquarius—though the lunarly language remains governed by Saturn—our determined motivations could become a bit more open-minded. 

Yesterday’s solar conjunction to Uranus remains electrified, perhaps quite literally, and remains highlighted into tomorrow’s last quartered moon—today, then, is something of its own pivot from what was to what could be…

It may feel as though it’s more of What Will Be, but What Could Be is really more appropriate, and so much more effective. 

❝Imagination is the outreaching of mind… the bombardment of the conscious mind with ideas, impulses, images, and every sort of psychic phenomena welling up from the preconscious. It is the capacity to ‘dream dreams and see visions…’
——Rollo May

Mercury connects to Pluto by trine as the moon illuminates this in conjunction, through the twenty-seventh degree of Capricorn, inspiring early morning thoughts and feelings—again, quite literally—inspiring more penetrating means of understanding the full scope and depth of both your circumstances, as well as your immediate environment, and the world stage theatrics of the collective within the world at large… and also toward striving for your goals and ideals.

Mercury also connects to Jupiter by square, and Jupiter is moving through the last degree of Aquarius… which would suggest that it would be cooperative to allow and embrace new beginnings, necessary changes, and spontaneous shifts. 

With Jupiter at this degree, moving into Pisces on May 14th, the expansions we’re feeling, especially in our personal realities, are quite awakening… “you may feel that you are suddenly able to do something that truly reflects your inner self and what you’ve always wanted or meant to become… [again] care will need to be taken with this great effort of birth and rebirth to ensure a smooth transition into another dimension of life.”¹

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
——Anthony Robbins

Further, seemingly latent talents and potentials are being acknowledged and explored, given actual consideration—there is likely to be “an awakening to a whole new field of opportunity, and this can be very exciting, although it can be somewhat confusing and confronting…”¹

Adjustments will be required, as well as revisions and reforms, all in an effort to find deeper meaning within it all.

There may be sensations of impatience, or those underlying feelings of urgency—remember that things are changing spastically and sporadically—take your time in your steps; get a grip in your grounding.

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
——Plutarch


●Monday Forecast
Aquarius Last Quarter Moon at 13°35′
12:48pm PDT; 1:48pm MDT; 2:48pm CDT; 3:48pm EDT 
—May 3rd

Fluctuations feel weighted as the last quarter moon connects to Saturn by a degree toward a grounded and stubborn Taurean sun squaring back at Saturn… forward-thinking or not—we’re being pushed forward into a very heavy heap of unknowns and unknowable repercussions.

Those of you who fear change—you likely haven’t been having a good go of things for awhile now, but it’s looking to become a bit more difficult for you… for those of you who are even the tiniest bit flexible—you’re likely thriving through much of these twists and turns. Things are about to become even more interesting…

Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go there will be trouble…
And if I stay there will be double…
So come on and let me know…
——The Clash; “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” lyrics

The Truth at this time, or the answer, or solution—your own and/or that of the collective at large—may be so obvious it’s overlooked, or there is also a chance that it is spoken to a degree of potential backlash… this is a good time to “confront your own fears…”³ and there may be a sense of distanced perspective or emotional detachment—either of which might be best at this time. 

See, there’s still so much to learn and understand, and to be so quick with theory, conviction, meaning, or understanding could be detrimental at this time—yet, having a grounded, though open-minded, stance within your own thoughts and feelings… so as not to be fooled or duped could support the notion that you will be asked to form your own viewpoint, especially if it goes against what the majority is leaning into.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.❞
——George Bernard Shaw

So, should you righteously state your claims of something at this time, it might be rejected somewhat harshly… still—if you are suppressing your fundamental thoughts and feelings toward anything important, especially on the individual level—this could prove quite sticky upon the horizon.

Through this extreme dynamic, again, “you will find in your own sensitivity to the environment, and to the people around you, the very instrument that can sense how they’re feeling or what’s coming up next—watching, waiting and feeling out the atmosphere before taking any action will lead to the best answers… it can indicate a need to live day by day and not make any major decisions until things become clear…”¹ as well as the “ability to discover basic natural facts that allow us to plan in advance for action—planning for the near future is a possibility because the potential (or seed) of the future is already operating at the core of the present.”²

There is also, however, a loose square to Uranus… which feels like an uncompromising extreme, inspires an inclination toward “feel[ing] the need to cut through any obstacles you encounter and go straight ahead, regardless of any unseen hazards on your way…”¹

And it is true that Uranus has the ‘right of way’ toward Saturn’s resistances and traditions, rules and regulations… and will only become more and more rebellious as the year progresses—Saturn’s current grip may try to hold, nevertheless, clinging to what was or what is, influencing something of an isolation, a desperateness, struggle, or constraints, and “getting stuck in the details of the situation will probably just add to a much longer outcome than is needed.”¹

A long dispute means both parties are wrong.❞
——Voltaire

Remember. It’s meaning we’re all after. And the ideal.

And as astrologer Dane Rudhyar stated, “Man must be inspired by a vision of what is possible for him to achieve; he has to organize a schedule of necessary activities if the work is to be done in terms of successive moves, each requiring a specialized type of skill and strength—i.e. a hierarchy of functions; he has to find a propitious time for beginning the work… it implies the possibility of shortening the length of time needed for progress by cutting through obstacles and delays.”²

Like a ‘train through a tunnel’, are you seeing the light at the end of the tunnel?—or are you still navigating in darkness?

Go ahead—talk it out with anyone willing to listen—Mercury has moved into Gemini, and so we are inclined to share our thoughts as quickly as we think of them.


Tuesday Forecast
Aquarius/Pisces Balsamic Moon
—May 4th

The moon is beyond its last climactic point in this lunarly phase, now in its balsamic phase, in Aquarius, a phase shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera suggests “we look to the future and think about how it might be…”³

Instead of responding or reacting to the moment at hand… perhaps considering the long-term would benefit you Now?

Any ability to envision more than one outcome, too, would be a boon toward your capacity to prepare, to rise to the occasion.

Speaking of which, today’s moon works much of the day applying to Jupiter before connecting in conjunction through the twenty-ninth degree of Aquarius, re-illuminating all inner longings to surface and emerge in full color and animation… with this in mind, and embodied, Jupiter’s influence here upon the overall horizon should have immense impact upon your ideals—try to remember your grounding as you float and flitter, fluttering above it in a state of joy or ease, levitating between reality and possibility…

With each passage of human growth we must shed a protective structure [like a crustacean]. We are left exposed and vulnerable—but also yeasty and embryonic again, capable of stretching in ways we hadn’t known before.❞
——Gail Sheehy 


Wednesday Forecast
Pisces Balsamic Moon
—May 5th

Should it not already feel as though the Powers That Be have spoken or shifted enough—today’s moon squares the Nodes through the eleventh degree…

Things might not be making sense—either irrationally or illogically, reactively or responsively—as though an entirely new manner of Wonderland is being offered… ideals, expectations, traditions, and emotional indulgences are all being both bundled together disconnectedly or diabolically disjointed or displaced against the others.

Disillusionment could be a certain detail today… do try to remember who you are through the uncertainty of your surroundings—allow your inner compass to do the heavy lifting.

The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.
——D’Alembert


Thursday Forecast
Pisces Balsamic Moon
—May 6th

As today’s dreamy Piscean balsamic moon connects to the nebulousness of Neptune in conjunction, an ultimate ease by Venus moves through the last comfy degrees of Taurus, and simultaneously applying an eventual square to idealistic Jupiter—a square that will exact itself on Saturday through the last degrees of Taurus and Aquarius… collaborative cooperations toward the ideal are paramount.

Today reality and possibility, ideals and silliness may all feel a bit blurried. 

These ideals and goals, dreams and visions… of course, it is known that “many things can be materialized in our lives; they can come seemingly out of nowhere—they may be messages, voices, noises, stories, or episodes from one’s life; objects can be materialized as well… we can conjure them up—sometimes it can cause confusion, other times enlightenment—realizing that one can create one’s own reality and the responsibility implied in this can lead to the belief that just about anything is possible in one’s life.”¹

This is a degree that astrologer Dane Rudhyar explained as associated through the “ability to give of one’s own vital energy to substantiate one’s conscious ideals or unconscious desires.”²

Further, “the person who believes he or she has a mission or mandate, or any special gift that can be of value to his community, must substantiate this belief—he has to produce results… sometimes this involves difficulties and special conditions or circumstances; it always demands to some extent the gift of some power of value which is deeply one’s own.”²

Despite how anything within your reality, or within your version of it, are seemingly looking up—do try to do something with it or by it… inclining yourself into escapist or martyred tendencies would invite shadowy misconceptions and furthered disillusionments.

The act of contemplation creates the thing contemplated.❞
——Isaac D’Israeli 


Friday Forecast
Aries Balsamic Moon
—May 7th

The blurry edges quickly become obvious and somewhat jarring today as reality kicks back in with an Aries moon applying a conjunction to Chiron, exact tomorrow…

Mars is involved here, too, from the egoic defenses of Cancer, by square, which will moon will fall into before its conjunction to Chiron—suggesting that it is likely, however harshly, that you are well aware of whatever setbacks or obstacles are participating with you or against you… what is important now, however, is what it is exactly that you’re doing in relation to what it is you actually want.

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future…❞
——Voltaire

Sensitivities and defensiveness may prevent you from truly feeling the raw joy of these moments—these quickening moments of becoming… though it would be a real shame to waste your precious time on closing down or off or clamping down, or chasing away potential openings of ease.

Balancing What Is with What Could Be in realistically strategic ways is what today’s focus should really be about… though feelings and ego could easily slip in and muck it all up, sucking much of the fun out of it altogether. 

Try not to feel sorry for yourself or for others—but motivated for change and empowerment.


Saturday Forecast
Aries Balsamic Moon
—May 8th

Depending upon how you chose to spend your time yesterday will prove much of today’s energies for you..

Where are you giving your power away? And why?

Are you authoring your actions?—are you following through?

In what ways can you strengthen your weaknesses?

Do you undermine your own potential?—or the potential of your circumstances at hand; your ideals?

Are you living (toward) an individuated experience of authenticity?

Explore thyself. Herein are demanded the eye and the nerve.❞
——Henry David Thoreau


Sunday Forecast
Aries/Taurus Balsamic Moon
—May 9th

Opportunities are never lost—they are typically taken by others… and today’s energies may inspire you to move, think, and feel beyond yourself, more deeply, with more awareness—in an effort in avoiding the missing out of any more.

Again, depending upon how you’ve been choosing to spend, trade, waste, exchange, or create your time—today will likely be a furthered repercussion in results… 

The moon moves from impulsivity through combative Aries to rooted resolve through resisting Taurus while Venus has moved into Gemini, Mars clinging through Cancer… it is a powerful pull, now, to balance your thoughts and feelings toward what you want instead of dwelling within that which you do not—even if there is so much occurring in all directions that has you feeling the defensive need to talk it all out, everything that is precisely wrong with this, that, and the other thing…

Envision evolution.

Think Truth.

Seek solutions.

Imitate ideals.

Revive reality.

Everything is unfamiliar now—anything could happen…

Are you prepared to rise to the occasion of Life itself?

Civilization no longer needs to open up wilderness; it needs wilderness to open up the still largely unexplored human mind…
——David Rains Wallace


REFERENCES•••

*Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
¹Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
²Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
³Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.



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If you’re dedicated to change, let it cost you something.❞
——Viola Davis

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CHANCES ARE…

Forecast for Friday, April 30th
Capricorn Disseminating Moon


Changes, changes, changes… the energies are bringing about change—changes that will continue to resonate for the next several weeks…

Alternatives, least likely likelihoods, shocking unexpectedness, unorthodoxy, and crossing boundaries are all quite likely—somewhat aggressively—as well as the inclination to cling to what you’ve always done, or what you’ve been told, or what you thought was right… these will likely not serve you.

Flimsy solutions, vacant promises, desperate conditioned victim/perpetrator narratives, and faulty information should be taken with severe discernment—while taking offense would also slow you down.

What is the one thing you haven’t tried?—in regard to something frustrating you… maybe try that.

Try researching the opposite of what you’ve been told…

Maybe you could give some good quality time to tracing back the faulty lineage of any structurally institutional conditioning you’ve been force fed—political or religious or otherwise—and try forming an opinion beyond what you think your opinion of it is…

Chances are—either your mind or your reality is up for a change or review.

Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now… Live it, feel it, cling to it—I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.❞
——Sylvia Plath


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TRANSITIONING INTO THE UNFAMILIAR

Forecast for Thursday, April 29th
Sagittarius Disseminating Moon; Part 2


The etymology of the word ‘transition’ is from the Latin root ‘transire’ meaning to ‘go across’…

What are you crossing over? 

What, or where, is your threshold?

Where is transition manifesting within your reality?

Are you participating in it, or are you being taken by it?

Today’s main theme comes through what astrologer Dane Rudhyar explained as “consciously accepting the ways of a new stage of experience, in readiness for the opportunities it will present…”

Continued, Rudhyar assures us with “as we pass any threshold leading to a new realm of existence we have to meet certain requirements and the necessity to adjust to new ways of life—in action, thought and feeling… at times this may seem an ordeal but it is inevitable—everything that will follow depends largely on how we cross this threshold, and on the spirit in which we meet unfamiliar and perhaps shocking experiences.”

These certain requirements and necessities of adjustment may still feel, seem, or actually be somewhat confused, misleading, obscured, or nebulous… though it is ‘inevitable’ that all will fall into place in its right time—and what is necessary, specifically, at this time, is your participation… all will begin to fall into place as you take that first step of crossing over, into the unfamiliar.

Perhaps it requires of you precisely this existential anxiety in order to begin. Precisely these days of transition are perhaps the period when everything in you is working…
——Rainer Maria Rilke


Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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HIGHEST AIMING TO SEEK WITHIN

Forecast for Wednesday, April 28th
Sagittarius Disseminating Moon


Today we’re on the hunt for meaning and for answers to all of the many many why’s…

And the mind is a powerful thing—thoughts are things, friends, always—but particularly today. Sagittarian energies so frequently fall victim to reading too much into, well, anything at all… do try to have a bit more practicality in your back pocket as you seek outward, particularly—though I do think the answers you seek will be found from within.

By 8:42am PDT the moon is moving into Sagittarius, however, earlier still, and midmorning for those of you navigating your morning on the way coast—the Scorpio moon squares Jupiter…

In fact, today’s energies may “move you to take charge of any less positive thoughts and actions…” that you may have been entertaining the last several days—it might be a really beneficial day to seek out positive affirmations, inspiring podcasts or TEDtalks, or even motivational speaking otherwise, if you’re decision to seek outward has bullied you.

Today’s highest aim is to seek within, despite how unforgivable, uncomfortable, strange, or obscure that might feel—though the day’s influences will likely try to tug you outward through doubt, indecision, overwhelm, or pain.

Other than that—the Sagittarius moon moves all day, happily and merrily, or maybe just blissfully ignorantly, toward an eventual conjunction with the South Node at 11° Sagittarius, opposing the North Node, occurring just after midnight here on the west coast…

If you choose to take my astrological advice regarding motivational mantras, messages, and mindsets—there is potential for you to likely feel “the spirit within you shine out to enliven the spirits in others…”

Enjoy this. Truly. Sending it to you, from me, in advance…

{{{{{seek within, seek within, seek within}}}}}

The majority of the day, too, quite humbly and holistically, seems to be asking you to envision a bright white illuminating light all around you, glimmering and glowing… it may even ‘light’ your way if you’re still seeking some guidance, pun absolutely intended.

There may be a feeling of grounded-ness—and this is lovely, as as this grounded-ness is not sucking you in or holding you up or tying you down or clinging you back… and feelings of euphoria are wonderful, too, as long as they’re not inspiring any escapism or avoidance—it’s really the point, today, to seek balance, both within your own body, soul and heart, and beyond it, out into the physical, psychic and cosmic realms… and if you’re struggling with this balancing mechanism—it might be universal speak for: get a grip, you’re outta whack!

Remember.

Ultimately…

You’re still aiming toward the ‘rising to the occasion’ of your own evolving potential… and so, truly, “it may take some time to adjust to a new place or space [of being], different customs or unfamiliar conditions, striking out for what’s possible can be rewarding in the long run… this situation is one that will fulfill its potential if you go forward, leaving the past and what’s familiar behind, to seek out potential new experiences.”

The ‘power and joy of new beginnings’…. what more could a venturing Sagittarian moon ask for!?

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, ‘So what.’ ‘My mother didn’t love me…’ So what… ‘I’m a success but I’m still alone…’ So what. I don’t know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.❞
——Andy Warhol

    

*9:42am MDT; 10:42am CDT; 11:42am EDT
Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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STRATEGIC SELF-EMPOWERMENTS

Forecast for Tuesday, April 27th
Scorpio Disseminating Moon


Intensity and extremes continue today as yesterday’s climactic vibrations reverberate, transfigure and transmute new truths, trivias, and talismans…

Several new celestial collaborations occur today—the moon first squares Saturn; and will then moves to oppose both Venus and Mercury in Taurus; and finally, far beyond the moon, allow me to share with you that yesterday Pluto stationed retrograde a handful of hours after the full moon was exact—and the manner in which a moon in Scorpio, in its authenticity, would navigate this will likely involve just a smidge of strategy, to say the very least.

Whatever has passed, decayed, died, shifted, or transformed in your reality is offering, in whatever manner is appropriate for the circumstance, a rebirth of some sort—something new and entirely unfamiliar is being offered, or is readily available to you.

The moon notoriously prefers to keep, to protect, to hoard, and to cling… and Scorpionic energies demand the much needed purge, destruction, elimination, or revocation—and depending upon how you’re embracing these notions will directly correlate to how seamless or struggled this process will feel to you… the sting of the scorpion, either way, will be felt.

The balance in between these two extremes is in transformation, and allowing the transfiguration of this…

Keep in mind, too, that shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera describes this moon as a moon through which we confront and question ourselves: what would we do, and how far would we go, if we were in a situation of powerlessness and oppression? Kaldera asks you to ask yourself on this lunar phase: how do we use small pieces of power every day?

To further this dynamic, today’s moon squares Saturn in Aquarius suggests experimentation and inventiveness, and learning from mistakes, as well as intuiting clues within the inner workings of connecting dots—all of which may involve calculated risks on your part… basically, having “the ability to relate seemingly unrelated facts.”

Remember: you are creating your vision (or not)… what is occurring all around you is “the driving urge toward achievement…” in one way or another.

The lunarly opposition to Mercury and Venus will additionally influence both a potential need to “lighten up…” as well as take a “deep breath…” and how you choose to strategize these will likely directly correspond to how you are experiencing your reality from within—truly, for some of you experiencing the more intense manifestations and ramifications of yesterday’s full moon, suggesting you ‘lighten up’ might trigger extreme feelings… I get it—(that’s why those suggestions are in quotes wink as per suggested through the degrees as delineated by astrologer Dane Rudhyar…. ) but I think it’s to suggest first: getting over yourself; and then: to hold gratitude in that you’re still standing.

Finally, Pluto stationed retrograde yesterday, further intensifying the energies of the full moon event, as a modern ruler of Scorpio, and thereby the full moon… for the significance of this, we look to the twenty-seventh degree of Capricorn… 

Within the circumstances of your current reality, within the ending of what is no longer and the beginning of what is not yet… “there may be a need to strive and to learn more on your path to understanding and fulfillment… the effort that you have to expend is sometimes great, but, then, so can be the rewards—a keen sense of ambition knows few limitations or boundaries and can lead to the top, even though it might be a steep climb.”

This degree associates itself to a pilgrimage—and can “signal the need to get back to the purer elements of life and finding one’s spiritual grounding…” as you are, somewhere in your reality, ‘setting off to somewhere else’… somewhere—whether it’s an actual place, a standing, a new position, a new relationship, a new adventure, or simply in attitude—entirely new… you’re not familiar with where you’re heading in any way—how will you use your power in this new reality through your everyday?

Self-improvement begins by recognizing personal faults.❞
——Kilroy J. Oldster


Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973

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GOING INWARD—IF YOU DARE

Forecast for Monday, April 26th
Scorpio Full Moon at 7°06′


A line from Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” reads that “it is not down on any map; true places never are…”

Strange emanations—the mysteries of life forces… a most true and sacred place found only deep, deep within one’s own soul.

Oxygen is the essence of all life on this planet, yet, it becomes toxic when under pressure, or pressurized, such as underwater, down in the depths of the deep sea. At this depth, underwater, one cannot see the colors red or yellow… and one’s blood will actually bleed blue. Sound frequencies travel much faster under water, in deep sea, than they do on land or in the air, though this causes something of a confusion as to which direction the frequency is coming from…

Strange emanations—the mysteries of life forces.

Life forces are occurring, too, these days, from the depths of a very watery ocean within…

Shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera describes the Scorpio full moon as one where “we witness the moment when the Cloaked One, who has journeyed to the depths, suddenly discovers a great truth: that when you go deep enough, you emerge into a place that is far beyond you, and Powers await you there.”

This is where we hear the sound frequencies of our soul.

When we go deeply enough within—unlike oxygen at levels of deep sea—all toxicities are actually dissolved. The trick, then, is in the going inward—if you dare.

Usually, ‘the sea’ is used as a symbol in literature to represent life and its hardships, its ebbs and flow.

The sea, with its daunting width and depth, rather simply, represents life itself. It may be quite calm, but it can become raging and even deadly in an instant, with the waves representing the sudden obstacles life throws our way.

It is through “taking a stand when faced with life’s challenges…” this this lunarly event falls, quite literally—the moon being in its fall in Scorpio—the “managing of power responsibly” can become weighted, corrupting, divisive, or even impotent…

Perhaps the most important parallellism between the sea and life in general is the unpredictability of both. A sudden change in weather brings upon giant waves that make it impossible to swim forward, and the only solution is to either struggle through these or go back to shore, much like a sudden obstacle in life which makes it impossible to move forward, the only solution is to go back a few steps.

Further, the ocean, by any stretch of the imagination, cannot be controlled… it is its own life force. Much like many of our illusions of our subconscious mind.

Like the deepest depths of the sea, we have not even properly initiated exploration of our subconscious, the psyche, the soul… anything and everything that is occurring within, underneath it all, within the deepest, darkest depths of the psyche—talk about a life force.

The degree through which this lunar event occurs, always celestials conveniently, is titled ‘a calm lake bathed in moonlight…’ suggesting that the soul, or inner psyche, is calm, with a “quiet openness to higher inspiration.”

Through influences of this lunarly event, it is possible that you will be strongly “challenged [by] powers hidden in the depths of the unconscious…”

However, as possibly a nod to the unpredictability of today’s forces, “…but a moment comes when all that really matters is to present a calm mind… the need for peace and the readiness to accept the illumination from above.”

Further, “in the situation facing you, you may need to get deep down below the surface to find out what’s really going on… it is down within your subconscious and intuitive wisdom that you must search for solutions—letting go of the intellect and allowing yourself to take a deep plunge into your inner self… whether there is a feeling of hidden depths or not, there may be a strong sense of things being reflected.”

Finally, Kaldera suggests that ultimately—today is a day to be awed… “the Priestess has been down to the darkness and up again into the light… she has dragged herself down the road of deep introspection and learned that the best way out is with the aid of Deeper Powers—however, as with everyone who touches the numinous, she discovers that there is no guarantee that the Deeper Powers are necessarily always going to speak to her or come at her call… thus she enters into the precarious longing of everyone with a personal relationship to the Universe, realizing painfully that sometimes her passions get in the way of hearing the call clearly… and yet her passions are a part of her that those Powers do not wish her to lose.”

Tangled up in blue… you, too, may be trying to divide black from white when all of it is simply a bunch of blue-gray—much like the vastness of the waves in the great wide ocean. And so letting go of the thinking mind that needs to incessantly sort each value of blue… simply feeling through the water around you and its ultimate clarity and wildly unpredictable transparency.

In this stillness of this moment—feel your inner truth… and then acknowledge this, reflected. 

Feel yourself finding the wave… there should be no confusion as to what direction anything is occurring—because everything is occurring within you, and this is all too clear now. Try to find meaning and renewed purpose through whatever circumstances are either claiming you, overpowering you, or transforming you… 

Strange emanations—the mysteries of life forces… a most true and sacred place found only deep, deep within one’s own soul.

It’s inside myself that I must create someone who will
understand.
——Clarice Lispector


*7°06′ at 8:30pm PDT; 9:30pm MDT; 10:30pm CDT; 11:30pm EDT

Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.

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A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH

Forecast for Sunday, April 25th
Libra Gibbous Moon


As today’s moon works to balance and barter, beatify and bespeak… the moon’s ruler, Venus, is connecting to Mercury in conjunction at 13°47′ Taurus, a degree which associates itself to the ‘returning to the simpler joys for revitalization…’

This degree offers as much as it warns—in such a very Libran manner—that “it is better not to attempt at once more than one can achieve through conscious and ego-driven ambition.” 

Another perspective beyond Rudhyar’s advises to “allow your instincts to guide you in the process facing you… get on with your activities, focus on these and enjoy them—the day and the experience will come to an end with the tide bringing another day and another episode in your life… just be yourself, lighten up and relax.”

A very Libran message for today, then, is to remember to focus upon the joy in the little things, within the things that are rational and reasonable, and to actively participate just as much in those things that trigger frustration, are mysterious, or cause anxiety… whether this balance is between you and an/Other, or between yourself and another.

Solutions are coming.

What sustains our relationship… has to do with the fact that she is at once completely familiar to me, so that I can be myself and she knows me very well and I trust her completely, but at the same time she is also a complete mystery to me in some ways. And there are times when we are lying in bed and I look over and sort of have a start. Because I realize here is this other person who is separate and different and has different memories and backgrounds and thoughts and feelings. It’s that tension between familiarity and mystery that makes for something strong, because, even as you build a life of trust and comfort and mutual support, you retain some sense of surprise or wonder about the other person.❞
——Barack Obama


Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.

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THESE NEW BEGINNINGS

Forecast for Saturday, April 24th
Virgo/Libra Gibbous Moon


Things are changing… shifting—can you feel it?

And “as inspiring as this process can be,” all the changes available to you or forced upon you—energies today “can show difficulties in shifting or moving on…”

But not impossible!

What changes are being made?

Is anything being sacrificed? (If it’s worth it—always.)

But are you inching closer to your ideal? (Please say you are…)

Is it going to be worth it in the end? (Most likely.)

Are you embracing these necessary changes? (It’ll be much easier…)

Are these changes bringing you closer to your authenticity? (If you’re answering yes, it likely is.)

You are being asked to shift and morph, change, and transfigure… yourself, your sense of self, your goals, your ideals, your beliefs, or your expectations—something that is sacred to you… something that you associate with security.

Living your life in a way that makes your heart sing should absolutely give you the willies—especially at first!

If you’re tuning into your potential, into your growth, into your personal evolution—you feel this—you’re on to something…

Maybe for today, though, try to simply breathe through this precious pause before moving forward?—breathe it all in—there should be plenty of inspiration and synchronicity coming at you to validate this new becoming…

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.❞
——Frank Zappa


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

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ROOTING OUT THE UNNECESSARY

Forecast for Friday, April 23rd
Virgo Gibbous Moon; Part 2


Today the moon moves through Virgo in a sweeping fashion, much as Virgoan energies swoop in and out of the day—seeking to learn, understand, improve, and synthesize—all in an effort toward effectiveness and efficiency…

Through today’s sweeping and swooping, however, Mercury takes its turn connecting to Uranus in conjunction, (Venus initiated this inevitable parade yesterday, and the sun will eventually follow suit April 30th, all through the same degree…) suggesting that this eleventh degree of Taurus is something of a sign.

The nurturing and care I suggested to be taken by the heart yesterday, in all Venusian matters, should be taken today in all Mercurial matters… meaning that both feelings and thoughts are opening to a much-needed reinvigoration and/or review.

Paying attention to the details will be imperative through the remainder of the month (though, always taking time to discern your surroundings, as well as the state of the world stage, would also be a good start)… rooting out any negativity, overgrowth, unnecessary weight, or destructive motivations within your own reality would also serve you now.

To begin. This is only the beginning…

It is time to start thinking more for yourself—and standing up for yourself and your personal rights… understanding where the overlaps are, and trusting the feeling from within when they begin to blur a bit… when you are being honest with yourself about the tear that is occurring in all directions.

Simply having an opinion, anymore, is next to worthless—actually understanding what you’re talking about and having the research and literature to support your truly defined opinions will hold much more weight… and a Virgo moon is ideal for learning, understanding, sorting, discerning, and considering toward improvements.

Though, you will likely be quite surprised by what you find to be true through all the muck you’ve been told.

Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to ‘normality’, trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality. [Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different.] It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.❞
——Arundhati Roy


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