★MONDAY FORECAST


Leo/Virgo Disseminating Moon—February 6

To begin, I wanted to inform you that Mercury will be back at the degree it originally stationed upon to move retrograde…

This means that Mercury is now moving beyond the point, where it left off, to begin moving retrograde—and will move forward into unknown territory, into an underworld conjunction to Pluto on February 10th before its ingress into Aquarius… and it’s possible, then, that matters from as far back as December could resurface, or that potentially active details, which have been hidden all this time, might now begin to emerge.

This is particularly significant, today, because once today’s moon moves into Virgo—Mercury will govern the Virgoan moon—which will only further illuminate Mercury’s underworld machinations.

I’ll be writing an additional post about Mercury’s new information…

As for today’s moon, before moving into Virgo, the Leo moon opposes Saturn through a degree advocating the ‘gradual realization of opportunities, new cycles beginning, and feelings of leaving the past behind, finally…’

These insights and awakenings, through Leo, definitely suggest a brighter, more optimistic tone upon whatever is ‘slowly being revealed’, though this remains what it is: the moon opposing Saturn, which forewarns a heavier feeling toward realizations surfacing, or heftier reminds of obligations toward changes needing made, or even an ‘opportunity’ or transition that involves much more than was previously understood.

However, starting over or beginning again is likely very much becoming more and more emphasized within your reality, even toward the smallest of notions.

Ultimately, something quite directly and/or personally is needing changed within your life—within yourself, within your relationship(s), within your behavior, preferences, or health routine or habits, within your immediate environment, or within your perspectives… something.

And then the moon shifts into Virgo—and in its disseminating phase, there may be something of a psychosomatic need for perfection…

Though, trying to simply enjoy the process of these changes would be best, and would better suit your needs now.

Any attempt for perfection, toward changes you’ve likely never made before, is, quite bluntly, ridiculous—and would only potentially deter any genuine efforts being made toward these necessary changes, which would be a real shame.

This ‘new cycle’, keep in mind, is associated through Saturn, and anything associated with Saturn is notorious for taking its precious time, whether it suits you or not—particularly if it’s something frustrating.

Take your time—these changes will be monumental.

As for the Virgo moon illuminating Mercury, through the degree Mercury is now moving through, suggests you might either look for, or be presented with, a bargain—a discount—again, keep in mind, that there are no true bargains or discounts or otherwise when negotiating with Saturn.

In other words, your new beginnings maybe shouldn’t begin on the note of a marketing ploy… you shouldn’t have to be sold on changing—you should genuinely want to make a change because you know, deeply within your being, that it is best.

Or don’t change at all… and pay Saturn’s hefty price when your debt comes due.

It is necessary to try to surpass one’s self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life…

—Queen Christina of Sweden

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Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★SUNDAY FORECAST


Leo Full Moon at 16°41’—February 5

Today’s full moon in Leo is a powerful moon—and this year, it’s a powerful moon that finds itself squaring exactly to Uranus…

Anything could happen—anything happens all the time.

This square to Uranus, further still, speaks to how the previous two years Saturn/Uranus ongoing square has stirred upheavals, potential chaos and/or anxiety, all the anythings, and the inner nudges of change within your own nativity… and now, as this square has moved beyond any further connections, this full moon illumination will feature the appropriate conclusions.

And yesterday’s Venus/Mars square energies are very much a potent force intermingling with today’s lunar illuminations…

All of these separate-but-connected energies are truly incredible—these vibrations we’re navigating—the celestial collaborations and correlations alike, it’s as if the heavens are offering olive branches… the doors of potentials are opening wide—and we’re all being asked, this year, to make major changes. What a friendly time to make such major changes…

The Leo full moon is a moon shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera suggests “we take charge of a situation…”

Indeed.

It’s time to take charge and to take authorship of your life.

Do you feel as though you’re the author of your life?—or are you endlessly bobbing and weaving to avoid the punches?

There’s a light opening to you… and then there’s all the familiar shadows and darkness…

Today—and the entire week surrounding today—is both illuminating and highlighting not only you, but also everything within your personal reality that is both working toward your benefit (through the highlighting of the sun) and that which is holding you down or back, that which you continue to harbor despite its patterning or emotional baggage, and/or not working in your favor (through the illuminations of the moon).

The degree through which today’s lunar event occurs is also in support of taking a more personal authorship within one’s own life and livelihood, as well as toward one’s personal connection with the universe and All That Is… it is a degree that speaks of “trying to solve the deeper mysteries of life, and to man’s insatiable desire to understand, predict and control the world in which he lives…”

Scheduling a reading within this first quarter of the year—from now through March—would be such a resource-saver to you, in regards to time, energy, and money, toward what you’re being called to change or alter within your reality… I can’t even begin to explain to you.

Awareness always assists agreeability.

If you’ve yet to be approached to make a major change or alteration within your reality—the year has only just begun.

And these changes—these changes, as well as your energies, are all your own—these are your personal responsibility… this life is yours to author—before, within, throughout, and after any changes necessary.

These expressions within you needing expressed, and the creative living you’re beginning to participate within—these everyday notions within your personal reality is literally begging you, these days, to take action within your life—to take action toward your personal values and begin living these values—to express your inner needs, your inner aspirations, and anything most personal that has been put to the side for far too long.

Whereas the Saturn/Uranus square that occurred for the last two years within your personal reality in ways that were likely beyond much of your control—and possibly going too far with changing details within both the Old and the New—something you needed to sit through and work with, and navigate the Old and the New for yourself… the energies, now, are giving you a green light to call the shots.

It’s a really big deal…

Obviously, as with anything, this green light is flashing for that which is realistic.

The green light is flashing for those of you who have already been working toward something, and for those of you beginning something that will fit within your reality most comfortably and reasonably… however, for any of you hesitant to put the first foot forward in making a necessary change—especially changes that are quite involved and complicated, or simply heavily obligated in some way—it’s an excellent time to begin improving your reality, with an ultimate goal of living a life that more authentically mirroring your true values without compromise.

It’s time to make the most of something.

It’s time to ponder and strategize what these changes will look like over time.

It’s time to make a change that needs to be made—for no other reason beyond simply acknowledging and agreeing that it’s the best/right thing to do.

It’s time to use your voice, to speak up, and to ask for what you need and make requests for what you desire.

It’s time to open yourself to that cosmic bond, to that inner spark within you, to open yourself to trust this bond/spark connection… and to begin fulfilling your personal gifts, and share these with those around you, to share with everyone.

The gospel of Thomas suggests as much: If you bring forth what is in you, what you bring forth will save you. If you don’t bring forth what is in you, what you don’t bring forth will destroy you.

Now.

This t-square alignment to Uranus, particularly as it’s so outrageously exact, strongly suggests and emphasizes the likelihood of personal struggles with alienation toward these changes, specifically to those of you who are struggling working toward exactly and precisely what is requiring change, or still struggling with denial, repressing, resisting, or avoidance.

If you’re feeling alienated these days, and not charged and inspired—this is a huge sign… please take this seriously.

Astrologer Diana McMahon Collis writes of this lunar event, that for many “here, we feel rather alone and outnumbered, as though it’s only us with a ‘problem’ or issue—in reality, other people may also feel super sensitive!—or, they may feel lonely, unacknowledged, or plain ‘weird’ in some way… our challenge is to realize that we are not completely unique, and that no problem is, in any case, insurmountable… through embracing novelty and peculiarity, we discover creative solutions to any troubles.”

And truly, despite all the flashing metaphorical green lights—it is absolutely possible that these fits and starts will require restarts several times over… but what’s most essential is that the starting is beginning, that the starting is taken seriously.

This lunar event falls within the second decan of Leo, which is a decan that, as astrologer Austin Coppock describes as “a hospitable host for the spirit… happy figures are seen here, externally victorious due to their success—they are thus celebrated not just for what they do, but who they are.”

This decan is associated with the 6 of wands—a card that celebrates victory, achievements, winning, and missions accomplished… tarot writer Theresa Reed writes of this card, “the destination has not yet been reached, but you’re well on your way… the vibe here is one of optimism—you’re seeing the road ahead, and it’s looking bright and open; keep on moving along…”

The outcome is on its way to you.

Further, if any of this isn’t enough—Jupiter governs this card and this decan… and Jupiter is currently, and happily, moving through the first decan of pioneering Aries. Abracadabra.

It is indicated that you may even receive recognition or accolades now, or other spotlights kind of attention—whether you actually deserve it or not… if your intentions are pure of heart.

Tarot writer TS Chang writes of this card, that this card signifies “your moment in the sun… a sense of achievement.”

Tarot writer Jessica Dore writes of this card, “the Greek story of Icarus gives us clues into what happens when we don’t stop to check in with why we’re doing what we’re doing, and how the things we’re achieving make us feel deep down inside… the winged man flies up and up and up for no discernible reason other than because he can, only to come crashing down.”

Dore continues she she’s worked with numbers of people who appear to ‘have it all’, and yet they suffer—and “feel chronically threatened, uncertain, exhausted, directionless and utterly diminished…”

Further, Dore writes, “if we find that we always need to be right, become intensely distressed at the slightest hint of criticism, refuse to engage with anything that might be a challenge, or feel hollow inside despite being viewed by others as excessively fortunate or lucky, it may be time to ask questions about how we define success, where that definition came from, and how we might revise it to make it more true.”

Indeed.

It’s time to begin aligning our personal values with our actual needs, and align these creatively and joyfully, and most genuinely, within our personal reality.

It’s time to directly experience fulfillment.

It’s time.

Too be truly fulfilled is to be happy because of your own self-realization. It is to come to such a genuine understanding of what you want (and who you really are) that not doing it isn’t an option anymore. It’s seeing beyond the mindsets you adopted, or the ideals that are not inherently your own. It is the humble simplicity of what you want to offer the world each day, and it is the love you awaken as you do it…

—Brianna Wiest

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Coppock, A ‘36 Faces’ Three Hands Press; ©2014.

Chang, TS. ‘36 Secrets.’ Anima Mundi Press; ©2021.

Dore, J. ‘Tarot for Change.’ VIKING; ©2021. Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.

Reed, T. ‘Tarot: No Questions Asked.’ Weiser Books; ©2020.
Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★SATURDAY FORECAST


Leo Gibbous Moon—February 4

The I Ching states that: a person should contemplate the workings of the universe with reverence and introspection—in this way expression is given to the effects of these laws upon his own person—this is the source of a hidden power.

It really cannot be more clear than this. And this, precisely, is what today’s energies are illuminating from within you—today is asking of you your reverence and introspection, in an effort to explore this inner power hidden within.

If you took the time yesterday to tune into your intuition, into the tip of the iceberg that is your inner knowing, into your inner clockworks—today may have you now questioning the certainty of it all, requiring a bolder, more dramatically expressed, sense of assurance…

The moon is in Leo now, after all.

Have you ignored your inner knowing or intuition for so long its compass is off or vocal chords broken?

Or maybe you’ve never given it much mind in the first place?

Perhaps you’ve always mistaken your ego as your inner knowing… it’s far too common.

My grandmother always encouraged me with the universal Shakespearean line: to thine own self—be true.

This has nothing to do with personal authenticity, or knowing your personality, or knowing who you are when the lights go out—but rather everything to do with thoroughly and personally understanding one’s inner, hidden self and psyche, and being intimately connected with one’s inner knowing. In other words, it refers to possessing the personal power to stand up to the noise and havoc of the ego, when necessary, and having the courage to tune in to listen to the softest whispers and most subtle needs of the soul.

Much like understanding the language of the ‘stars’, which is to say: the planets.

For instance, knowing that one would look to Venus to understand what natural desires exist, or what marital/relational drama is likely—but one wouldn’t refer to Venus for any information regarding marriage potential!—unless one is totally up for multiple marriages, a handful of affairs, several dalliances, and the like—up to you.

Not everyone understands this… perhaps because not everyone understands the mythology of Venus.

However, it is eye-opening to track Venus’ movements through the chart, because the five-point star pattern Venus makes within a chart is, essentially, cyclically patterning within those five houses each time, and when aligning this pattern to that of what was—or wasn’t —occurring within one’s love life or marriage each of those years… oh my—there is no limit as to what this opens…

Sorry—I just wrote a post regarding the Venus/Mars square…

Anyway—

It is important here to remember that ‘the stars’, and essentially, the planets, and luminaries alike, do not create these energies necessarily, nor do they influence the energies as I am sometimes guilty of phrasing in such a way in an effort to make sense of something—rather, these planetary bodies and luminaries reflect energies already occurring, from within, mirrored back upon us… some of these reflections are more aggressive than others, while some are much more comfortable.

As Hermes Trismegistus once commanded: 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.

Which is to say: how you choose to respond or react to the energies, on any given day, is how you’ve already chosen to respond or react as these energies are continually being reflected back to you through actual events or other phenomenal actions or moments otherwise…

Unless you choose to break the cycle.

To choose a higher frequency.

Especially with the moon!—all those moods!—each month!—who has time for all those moods each and every month!?

Or, there’s always the choice of living within the pre-arranged patterning of it all…

This inner knowing we all possess speaks to us through our gut, sometimes, and other times through our heart, and other times, still, through our conscience… and we possess the free will to either ignore it, deny it, accept it, or question it.

Because sometimes it tells us something we would rather not know as true, even though we know—I have to believe you’ve all experienced this—we stupidly think we can change, or fix, or edit, or save, or otherwise alter the unalterable.

But we always know…

When we choose to ignore it or deny it, and continue in an effort to fix or alter—contrary to our egoic belief—it does not simply fade away or disappear, or ever recover… in fact, it tends to grow larger in its original inevitability, and typically catches up with us when we’ve found ourselves in a corner.

Yet, countless people choose this method of handling their affairs, careers, relationships and fears alike, allowing the ego to call the shots, allowing the ego to run rampant all over…

Allowing the ego to exploit the patterning.

Through these notions, as well as today’s energies—today is an ideal day to consider the cycles and patterning within your personal reality… not only your own behavioral patterning and personal cycles—but those through which are governed by your personal planetary cycles. It’s truly astounding to reflect back through your years according to planetary cycles… the perspectives you gain from such awareness is dauntingly underrated—it changes everything.

Still… ignoring, denying, or resisting the awareness of such cycles and patterns gains you only the high probability of perpetuating and repeating such hamster wheels of reality.

Awareness has the power of eliminating the hamster wheel. And ambition. Gotta have the ambition beyond the awareness…

As the moon moves toward tomorrow’s full moon in Leo, we are reminded that there’s something within needing expressed, needing heard, needing acknowledged… needing unearned or relearned.

It’s almost as if something needs to be set free from within ourselves, to feel alive!

Maybe it’s past patterning and personal cycles—or it could be a behavior or need that has been repressed for whatever reason… and perhaps these two separate ideas have more in common now than ever previously considered.

Our cycles have a way of colliding in onto another…

When the moon is in Leo the ego emerges much more easily and is ever-ready to take the natural lead… but I would recommend quieting the ego and continuing to tune into your inner knowing for a while longer—I would suggest tuning in more deeply to hear more clearly and feel more thoroughly anything which might have been lost or blurred, muted, or misconstrued from the ego’s greedier mistranslations.

Especially if you’re needing something within your personal reality to change—you know, deep down, the change needs to occur with/through you…

Nothing will change until you change… it’s the magic of the Universe—it’s universal law—action and reaction, always forevermore.

There are real opportunities abound—I wouldn’t want you to miss anything because you were being held hostage by your egoic impulses and missing every potential in the rowdy mess of perpetuated patterning and ignore or deny your inner reverence and soul-nourishing introspection, squandering any effort to explore this sacred inner power hidden deeply within.

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins...❞

—Albert Schweitzer

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Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★FRIDAY FORECAST


Cancer Gibbous Moon—February 3

Continued efforts and energies from yesterday, today’s energies could either swallow your whole…

Or, should you choose to separate yourself from your own thoughts and emotionally detach from all your egoic fears—today’s energies could truly captivate you.

A balance needs to be found, and possibly a decision needs to be made—and potential demands tended to…

And there’s a need, now, toward capability, despite whatever circumstance you find yourself within—a need for capability, confidence, and an uncanny talent for finding a way…

Today’s demands may not be capable of prioritizing necessarily, and perhaps, for today, it might be necessary to allow yourself a moment.

A moment to yourself, a moment with yourself.

A moment that has the potential to swallow you whole—not to consume you but rather to connect with you… to bring you in, in with the tide, whole… there’s no inching into an ocean.

A moment to recapture something within that’s been lost or numbed, something within you continue to feel ever so faintly, something you are unable to entirely eliminate despite an inexplicable inability to fulfill this haunting something within the muscle memory of your inner clockworks…

Where have you compromised your personal integrity?

In what ways have you disconnected from your inner clockworks?

How might you reconcile your inner integrity with the momentary Now?

Is there still renovating to do towards your personal values?

Can you envision your ideals becoming manifested through the reconciliation between your truest, most genuinely actual, needs and your renovated values being actively applied within your everyday?

Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.❞

—Barbara De Angelis

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Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★THURSDAY FORECAST


Cancer Gibbous Moon—February 2

We are fully within Cancer moon vibes now…

And hopefully—and this is a heavy hope—you’re in a place of light, in a place of optimism, and determination, instead of a place of darkness, of pessimism, and of passive-aggressively directed projections toward anyone and everyone.

These are the ins and outs of these days, yea?!

Particularly so when the moon plunges into the tides of Cancer each month—those ever-wavering endlessly undulating tides of emotionality… the monthly ups and downs of self-perpetuated emotional sabotage.

So, again, I do hope that you’re in a healthy leveled place.

Because…

Today’s lunarly connections illuminate both aspiration and ambition, which is to be identified within your everyday experiences—within your value systems—through the very personally participating action of positive thinking.

Should you begin to surrender to the inevitable Cancer tide or undertow—think positive thoughts.

Further, determination is necessary today. And self-discipline.

Determination to keep on-keepin on toward the prize.

I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book ‘Big Magic’ this morning and I would highly recommend her philosophies on creative thinking and inspiration to you—particularly each month when the moon moves through Cancer—to review back through for yourself in an effort to bring yourself back in from the tide…

We so needlessly become so heavy on ourselves, so harshly.

Why?

Why do we compromise our own happiness and sense of fulfillment?

Why do we self-sabotage our sense of self-worth?

These needs of yours, and personal values, your ideals and your goals—be shouldn’t be overwhelming or maddening—these should feel exhilarating and thrilling, honoring, and fulfilling.

These should charge you, not deplete you.

I think today may be a peak day to remember as much.

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Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.

—Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★WEDNESDAY FORECAST


Gemini/Cancer Gibbous Moon—February 1

The moon continues moving through Gemini through the morning here on the west coast—or into the afternoon on the east coast—separation from its overnight square with Neptune… potentially slowing down morning and afternoon activities somewhat.

Then the moon moves into Cancer…

This shift involves a moon motivated by keeping on point, by the severe dysfunctions of counterproductive motivations, by empty goals and vacant values—to being motivated by efforts of nurturing.

Thank goodness, yes?!

Once in Cancer, the moon connects to Jupiter by square through a degree that typically accents magic, as well as ‘the release from pressure and stress or a healing of some situation or condition bringing welcome relief…’ as well as ‘romance being in the air…’ and so, as wonderfully lovely as all of that is—it’s still essential to consider that this remains a square, regardless Jupiter being involved.

Plus, it’s Cancer…

A square implies that the connection between A and B will not be easy or accessible, smooth or effortless—again, Jupiter or not—and so, the relationship between the moon and Jupiter, by square, today, might relate to the challenge toward new meanings regarding your needs—as in the actual reality toward what these really imply for you within your reality…

Or maybe it might emerge as a dramatic tension between new values regarding family dynamics and a member of your family…

But then again, perhaps you’re struggling with the ‘rightness’ and ‘wrongness’ of something related to, or inherent within, your new or current values or needs.

You get the idea…

So, magic—which is always the notion of personally creating movement, creating a difference, within the workings of what is possible—in regard to the magic which may or may not be occurring within the tensions or challenges between A and B… the magic will require your effort to personally create a difference within the workings of what is possible, in spite of the tensions or challenges or whatnot.

Taking the shadow of something and transmuting this energy into something useful, inspiring, nurturing, or illuminating.

Creativity and imagination, along with much in regard to intuitive knowing, will be the way in which you will want to transmute these today, though do not expect outright solutions—but rather, more of something resembling this in exchange for that, or, in other words: through lateral adjustments.

Lateral adjustments may be magical enough today.

Because, you know—it’s Cancer…

If you’re willing to open to and embrace your imagination and inner sense of creative expression, in a most self-nurturing kind of way… magical happenings may truly be a potential.

Romance? Sure—but I wouldn’t expect it to go anywhere—it’ll likely be a true, and very fleeting, romance… and romance, in its spurts, expires until rekindled—always, this energy requires effort.

Release? I really hope so… but I wouldn’t imagine it being available—again, Jupiter or not—if one isn’t up for confronting the inner puzzle works of emotionality within the psychic barriers and muscle memory within one’s own shadows, and it’s essential to remember, here, that Jupiter either expands or depresses anything it has influence over—and perhaps therein lies the real magic on offer.

Always, this is up to you, possibly more so today.

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Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★TUESDAY FORECAST


Gemini Gibbous Moon—January 31

Today’s lunarly energies attract distractions abound…

Most of the day the Gemini gibbous moon moves without any connection—until it does—to square Neptune.

If today isn’t distracted, or distracting—it might be so easy or so comfy or so effortless that you might need to stop to consider why.

Further, it is important to remember that this week’s energies are a natural build up to the full moon, in Leo, on Sunday—which means that this week’s moon moves through Gemini, and then Cancer, until Saturday… which means that there’s much thinking and feeling to do before any ability to will forward your true intentions.

And by golly, if you’re still unsure of your needs and personal values by Sunday—you’re missing a huge opportunity—this coming full moon in Leo is quite celestially auspicious indeed.

Today, though, it’s continued work-through, and may even be, or become, somewhat challenging—depending, particularly, upon one’s elemental majority… those of you with more dominating fixed planetary placements may be in for some frustrations that are beyond your control otherwise.

Either way, today may be challenging in a way that stems from fear.

Further, “if you don’t acknowledge these fears and adjust yourself accordingly, then you may be put at an advantage…”

Tune in to subtleties. Consider consequences. And continue to consider the changes confronting you now. These challenges may also involve testing new boundaries.

Alertness and awareness always assists agreeability.

If something feels as though it’s occurring almost too easily, or happening too smoothly, or too comfortably—wherever seamlessness is evident, perhaps pondering why or how would be in your best interest.

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When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

—Paulo Coelho

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Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★MONDAY FORECAST


Gemini Gibbous Moon—January 30

The continuity of lunarly energies these days is building—its roots guided by the Taurean first quarter moon, sure, but also through these recent Aquarian shifts—particularly that new moon, and possibly through Uranus stationing in Taurus… but also through all of the planets currently moving directly—until April.

There are so many celestial ‘green lights’ blinking now—both exhilarating and… alarming.

I’m sure, especially so, for those who do not wish to change.

Part of what I was trying to convey, within my yammering on over Pluto in Aquarius, was the shift from cardinal focus to fixed focus… energies inherently cardinal allow change, and typically need to move, to act, to initiate. Fixed energies, however, are not too keen on revising or renovating anything that isn’t exactly broken. And with Pluto, it’s not simply always change for the sake of change—it’s inner revisions and renovations necessary in the effort for a fuller, more authentic version of your You-ness.

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: explore thyself—herein are demanded the eye and the nerve… meaning: to possess an honest and realistic personal awareness of self—in addition to possessing the nerve to work with/through all the weaknesses of one’s self, as eagerly as the strengths.

And so, perhaps, I am once again yammering on in review—I cannot help but feel particularly stoked and amped toward all the potential just waiting to be accounted for these days…

Today’s energies have shifted from Taurus into Gemini some time around midnight here on the west coast, though yesterday’s energies have not faded—nor have those remaining from the Taurean first quarter moon. In fact, today they may continue to allude reality-check status. Careful here: allude, not elude—a Gemini moon will need to know the defining difference here, and it’s quite the difference.

Further, a Gemini moon, above much else, needs to make a change.

The gibbous moon, when in Gemini, needs to be reminded that not every single thought or feeling needs to be expressed just so… including, too, not every ‘change’ imagined or envisioned—or mindlessly vacillated toward—is always the appropriate thought, feeling, or action to think, feel, or take on.

Do not misunderstand—when the moon is in Gemini it’s a really good time to think things through…

Yet, distractions are much more probable now, as well as overthinking—or circling within thoughts of, more or less, irrelevancy. Thinking ‘more deeply’ into thoughts of little consequence is not more helpful to you, or appropriate, simply because you’ve considered it that much more thoroughly… centering in on the appropriate target, in terms of your personal needs, values, and then courtship you honor between these— it’s the targeting in upon, most particularly, that which supports you in the sustainment of these.

Do try to avoid any urge to act impulsively, spontaneously, or egoically today. Rather, use your time today, perhaps, to consider more devotedly that which sustains your needs and values—and even more specifically, that which needs to change.

Further still, what needs to change within or toward your needs and values—particularly if your courtship to these is currently, or has been, taken for granted or jeopardized, or even challenged…

Today’s moon connects to Venus by square through a degree that regards personal statements of sorts—typically encouraging and/or providing ease toward a need to verbally express that which needs to be expressed… yet, a square aspect suggests that whatever need you may have today to be heard, or understood—may be challenged, or more difficult than it otherwise should be.

Later, the moon connects to Mars in conjunction through a degree illuminating objectivity.

Objectivity toward making a change.

It’s obvious to you now—if it hasn’t been since the Aquarian new moon—that you need to make a change, or move forward with something… but the how, or exactly what, of course, is likely still eluded (eluded here, not alluded) from you. And so you may instinctively and egoically know that a change or adjustment is necessary, especially toward your needs and values—you likely have yet to pinpoint exactly what this change looks like, and more adroitly, when the best time to take action and make this change.

This change, most absolutely, requires either much consideration, research, analysis, or strategic planning—further requiring a bit of flexibility, natural curiosity, and openness for unexpected change… and maybe even a little playful exploration.

Today is a good day to consider these components, and mentally play with the parameters of potential and possibility, as well as the realistic pathways toward that which you will need to venture, and thrive… and, simultaneously, change within.

❝Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in public or private life, have been the consequences of action without thought.❞

—Bernard Baruch

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Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★SUNDAY FORECAST


Taurus Gibbous Moon—January 29

First of all, let me clarify that the post I wrote regarding Pluto in Aquarius—the volatility experienced will not be a constant, that that energy was specific to a moon/Pluto square, and squares tend to be somewhat tense and/or stressful as they represent energy needing pushed through, or requiring an adjustment… and apologies for any confusion with this—I tend to get myself on a roll…

Further, I forgot to add that Pluto will only be dipping its toe into Aquarius this year (in March through June) before retrograding back into Capricorn at the end of the year—and will move into Aquarius, fully and completely, from 2024-44.

Okay. Now. Today’s energy.

Today the moon squares Saturn.

Specifically, today’s moon is a gibbous moon, in Taurus, squaring back to Saturn—through a degree that illuminates resourcefulness.

Resourcefulness particularly toward limitations.

You may learn more about your needs—or your personal values, after yesterday’s reality check—and in whatever way, these are much more important, either of which are now beginning to feel as though you need to ‘find new and clever ways to use what you have to accomplish your goals…’

Resourcefulness and self-sufficiency is key now.

As well as continued personal accountability—per yesterday’s post…

Further, this particular gibbous moon is a moon shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera suggests we “learn about being part of a balanced system that includes Nature and yet makes room for our own efforts… we learn about taking full responsibility…”

Nature always gives in kind.

Another perspective toward the degree through which today’s moon/Saturn square occurs refers to ‘courtship, pursuit, orchestration, passion…’

Courtship. The courtship between Nature and your efforts—and believe me, this is the preferred direction to take this, as an actual romantic/professional courtship between a moon/Saturn square is likely one of weighted emotionality, and likely harboring burden in some manner.

Further, quite contrarily, this square alone—in whatever direction—between Taurean and Aquarian energies, could influence rigidly detached determination toward an end result. This determination toward your own needs, and your values, is essentially critical now—as you likely, more personally, experienced yesterday—and so any personal effort toward your needs and values will be balanced in kind.

Today is a day to really lean into it then, instead of letting it weigh down on you or swallow you whole.

Today is a day to really use what you’ve got to move yourself forward, closer to what you need and value.

Today is a day to begin courting your needs and values. Seriously. Much more seriously. And sufficiently.

Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.

—José Ortega y Gasset

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Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★SATURDAY FORECAST


Taurus 1st Quarter Moon at 8°26’—January 28

Survival. Nourishment. Sustenance.

Why these matter a bit more this year is because today’s first quarter moon occurs conjunct the North Node—meaning that it quite literally illuminates your directionality in action toward these three foundations of livelihood.

Call it a wake-up!—today may offer you a reality check. And may this post be the loudest wake-up call you receive, because reality tends to send a much harsher message…

Survival. Nourishment. Sustenance.

Sustenance, in other words, in this day and age: money.

Unsurprisingly, these are also all included within the second level of Safety in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, all of them.

To survive, quite simply, you require food and water, and quality nourishment is always best—shelter is always nice, though not at all strictly necessary; we ascended from cave dwellings, after all…

And then some kind of method to sustain this level of security…

Naturally, whatever value you possess that allows you to be repeatedly rewarded is also indicated. All Taurean/second house stuff. All of it endlessly swirls into the other—its own cycle of perpetuation.

Quite historically, as well, the second house regards personal fulfillment—to the inner workings of how capable and/or motivated you are toward happiness and attracting what you need to not only survive, but to thrive—and to feel fulfilled.

Further, the second house is the house of personal values.

So. It would be quite natural, then, to consider that the lifestyle you have chosen to participate in and attempt to thrive beyond is a lifestyle that you inherently value and you personally chose for yourself—that you are not the victim of your circumstances, but rather, you strived for better, for more, for your own circumstances rather than choosing to wallow within whatever woe was inherited.

Of course, we all have our woes… we need not live for them. Wallowing in woe is a terrible place to live. Nothing grows there.

Further, whatever you put into your body you will receive, in return, in action… or inaction. Or reaction—disease.

And finally, whatever values you strive for outwardly you likely possess inwardly, and these become deserving of repeated rewards, which could thus be further cultivated and mastered, in an effort to be rendered that much more valuable, as to be worthy for ever higher rewards… in other words—learn to do something so valuable that whoever pays you will always pay your worth as you continue to name your price, because you provide a genuine quality within your talent or skill.

It really all comes down to personal values… and personal accountability.

Do you value yourself, for instance, and are you considering this idea in your day-to-day?—do your days emphasize this?

Do you live within your personal reality in a way that exudes to others that you value yourself?—that you are grateful to feel so fulfilled?—that you know very personally your worth?

In fact, even shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera writes of this moon, that “what the Universe wants for you is to develop a deep and thoughtful code of values, whatever those may be, rather than simply unthinkingly reacting to either upbringing or circumstances… once you have carefully thought through your values and have shown yourself a willingness to follow through even if that means inconvenience, the Universe may [begin to] let up.”

Are your skills, talents, and gifts being properly utilized?

Maybe you love what you do for a living—but you can’t find time to express your skills, talents, and gifts… it’s important to do what you need to to make time for this. It’s an expression of energy, personal to only you, that needs a proper outlet—this is the kind of energy that returns to you three folds in countless ways.

For those of you who hate your jobs—it’s likely because your skills, talents, and gifts aren’t being utilized, much less recognized…

Get a new one—what’re you waiting for?! It really is that simple. A pain in the ass sometimes, sure. But entirely simple. Especially if you provide a valuable talent—people want to give you money for that which they share a value for… which is sometimes an actual need.

Unless you’re unsure of your worth?—it’s a pity this is such a prevalent problem in our society.

It’s time to look, quite painfully, at where you compromise within your personal reality—this is the reality check.

Where within your values are you compromising?—why are you compromising your own entitlement for fulfillment?

Fulfillment is the reward of second house utility and mastery. Just as money is the result of the value you provide.

When clients call me with complaints of feeling unfulfilled, it’s typically a number of things, but most always it involves a second house issue/detail.

Do you feel unfulfilled?

Are you able to pinpoint the why of this?

What do you value?

Do your personal resources—your time, energy, and money—go toward your values each month? If not, why?

Will you take personal ownership over your values in an effort to strive for personal fulfillment?

Finally, over the years I’ve heard—particularly from women—that they don’t get paid enough, and believe me: I was there for way too long…

You have to take this into your own hands or it will never change. It’s really that simple. Fix it.

You have to acknowledge your worth.

This first quarter moon occurs within the first decan of Taurus, a decan that reminds us of how much we endure… and where we compromise.

This decan, writes astrologer Austin Coppock, possesses “the power to grant understanding… [upon] how to create growth, how to achieve abundance—its use reveals the ways one may work with whatever one has to gain more…”

This is a decan associated with the 5 of pentacles—a card that represents misery, poverty, injury, and/or bitterness and resentments.

Interestingly, this card in the Rider-Waite deck, depicts two down on their luck, one is injured, they’re treading slowly, desperately, through the snow as it’s snowing, bitter and cold. And these two are in front of what can only be presumed is a church, as the window featured is stained glass, beautiful and colorful, warm and bright. But it appears as though the two, very much entrenched in their woe, are passing it by…

Why would they pass it by?!

Every day we’re given choices—to continue weaving and wallowing within our woes or to strive toward fulfillment.

The window, obviously, symbolizes potential and opportunities within. It’s basically a vacancy sign flashing. Or a Currently Hiring sign.

In what ways do you ask for help when you’re in need?

Is personal pride a value to take so seriously?—especially when you’re starving?—starving literally, sure, but also possessing starvation of livelihood, creativity, love, awareness, compassion, motivation, resources, drive, ambition, etc etc etc

In what ways are you currently thriving?

In what ways are you currently striving?

In what ways are your personal values being illuminated daily?

This decan of Taurus is ruled by Mercury—so all the more emphasis toward communicating your needs, and your worth, as well as sharing with others your skills and ambitions.

The symbolisms of all of these things for today—of Taurus, the second house, this first decan of Taurus, and the five of pentacles, the north node, Mercury, the moon—all of these, in their own way, very clearly point toward issues of lack as much as they do ambition, in a way that further highlights the unfortunate lack of worthiness and belonging many people struggle with within their day-to-day.

In fact, tarot writer TS Chang writes of this card, that when she pulls it, it “often likes to warn me about being locked out…”

Continued, this card can indicate “breakdowns in communication—lost phones, power outages, laptop crashes—as is physical injury…”

And so today’s reality check may very much feel as though you can’t quite grasp, or communicate, or direct your thoughts most specifically toward the solutions that are definitely before you, or within you. But I would suggest you continue to be brutally honest with yourself and pinpoint the solution. Especially if you’re struggling—why continue to struggle?—there’s no reward in struggle.

Because the moon is exalted within this decan, and conjunct the North Node, it is auspiciously associated with doing the dirty work necessary to thrive beyond struggling, and work your way up out of whatever woe you’ve been currently enduring—to make, to produce, to plant, to fertilize…

And finally, tarot writer Jessica Dore writes of this card, in such an eloquently concluding manner, touching upon the true essence of this card and its meaning, as well as today’s energies inadvertently, that “skills, like all abilities, require practice and usually some unlearning—but here’s why this matters, why it’s worth doing: the ability to be present is a prerequisite for feeling fulfilled, and if you can’t do it here, you won’t be able to do it anywhere.”

Yes.

I feel as though this extrapolates so nicely the being-ness that Taurean energies need, that the soul is living within a body in order to feel—everything—and that sometimes simply being, and allowing that within the momentary Now, is a part of allowing fulfillment, allowing happiness to happen… just being open to it. But not in a needy way—in gratitude, gratitude for such an opportunity.

Needs are absolutely a second house issue—but these needs, here, are distilled down to: survival, nourishment, and sustenance… not all those things you want and justify as needs.

But we need personal values, as these values will directly influence everything thereafter. Powerfully. Try embracing a new value and putting your energy and effort into it and see how quickly your life shifts.

It all comes down to being within yourself—the feeling of being alone with yourself, the feeling of being who you are, down into your bones… knowing that what you stand for is what you’re actually living for, and doing so within every moment. It’s an emotional nurturing, absolutely. It’s its own spa retreat—and as those commercials insist: you’re worth it.

To conclude, allow me to share with you a bit more of Dore’s perspective on this card—

“We first learn to leave the present as a way to numb or protect ourselves from things we don’t know how to cope with otherwise. But while living in this way can protect us from things we want to avoid, it also prevents us from connecting with things that are good for us. In the somatic Hakomi method of psychotherapy, this leaving is called a nourishment barrier, a self-erected psychic force field that blocks us from absorbing the nutritive elements in the things we experience, like intimacy, caring relationships, or success in whatever that means to us. Sometimes that barrier manifests as compulsively scheming about the future, rumination on the past, or endless efforts to control how others think, feel, and act to distract him our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. These trapdoors and exit strategies helped us survive a long time ago—we didn’t have better ways to be safe then, but we do now.”

❝The foremost rule is that you must take responsibility for your own life. Period.❞

—Jordan Peterson

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Dore, J. ‘Tarot for Change.’ VIKING; ©2021. Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.

Reed, T. ‘Tarot: No Questions Asked.’ Weiser Books; ©2020.
Roche, D. ‘The Sabian Symbols.’ Astrology Classics; ©1998, 2010.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.