CULTIVATING COMPASSION

Forecast for Monday, January 18th
Aries Crescent Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—seeking inner security demands inner strength…

Today’s revved up Aries moon connects to Chiron in conjunction through a degree that associates itself with “the emotional desire for concrete and stabilized existence as a person… this desire for individualization operates at first as a one-pointed or one-sided drive focusing itself upon an exclusive goal…” a ‘one-sided urge for inner stability’.

❝If there is one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devote themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest.❞
——John Glenn

Goals, in essence, are just that: one-sided urges for inner stability.

Inner stability requires inner willpower to sustain itself, though, contrarily to popular misapplied belief—this special, sacred stability requires more than willpower alone.

It requires cooperative participation with our own very protected, projected realities, but also—cooperation with Other.

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

Author David DeSeno writes that gratitude, compassion, and pride also share a pivotal part in this powerful process. DeSeno explains that gratitude largely lends itself to compassion, which both, in turn, morph into the ability to be humble… which allows pride to remain healthy, rather than hubric—which is called authenticity.

Specifically, self-compassion—which is “compassion directed at oneself” and has been found to be motivating, inspires perseverance, and even high self-esteem… within oneself—but also, reflectively, toward and through Other.

DeSeno writes that “we can encourage authentic pride in ourselves and others by recognizing the importance of a growth mindset: the belief that we learn from our mistakes and that effort matters—praising others who show effort—rather than simply success—can help protect them against hubris, as well.”

Continued, “cultivating these states in ourselves will increase our motivation to act in ways that benefit others, including our own future selves.”

Learning to love yourself—it’s a big damn deal, folks.

❝An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.❞
——Hafiz


Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
DeSteno, David. “Three Emotions That Can Help You Succeed at Your Goals.” http://www.greatergood-berkeley.edu; ©2018.
DeSteno, David. “Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company; ©2018.

★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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MUCH LIKE WITH THE BIG BANG

Forecast for Sunday, January 17th
Pisces Crescent Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—opportunities are everywhere…

From January through late last year, we struggled—both individually and collectively—with actual conflict and subtle-to-severe inner conflictions, and many of us strived, despite it all… and now, we battle the ins and outs of emergence—with the emergence and burgeoning of something entirely new, foreign, different… and potentially disruptive.

❝The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major portions of the planet and it’s only because we live within a bubble of incredible privilege and social insulation that we still have the luxury of anticipating the apocalypse.❞
——Terence McKenna

Much like with the big bang itself.

And, despite it all, there is an air in the ethers of softly swirling grace…

Much like with the big bang.

The bang of it all allowed the meltdown for it all, which in turn provided the appropriate foundations of it all from which to introduce growth on all levels… and here we are.

❝Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.❞
——Terence McKenna

We’re learning new things, indeed—whether we’re interested in these new ideas or concepts or not—and still, there are reasons we learned the ‘old ways’ of doing things first… these ways will need to be appropriately integrated into the new ways of doing things.

It’s all a process… or, it can be.

Bridges need not be burned (but they will be).

These integrated changes are coming—but they’re also happening, simultaneously, and through this weekend and all of next week, it might feel something like one giant firework finale, like a personalized big bang: remember that Jupiter is coming together with Uranus by square, with Mars and Saturn in tandem—the theme of this being building, building, and breaking through…

Do expect the unexpected… nothing is according to your plans now—but there is a plan, a cosmic plan, and it’s ideal for you is so much more delicious than your own…

Allowing the breaking down of whatever continues to fall apart will only provide you the much-needed breakthrough that was never able to emerge through the circumstances of No Longer—here in the Now this is possible, and opportunities are everywhere.

❝We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together. The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer.❞
——Terence McKenna

★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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

CO-EXISTING CONCEPTS

Forecast for Saturday, January 16th
Pisces Crescent Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—the discerning balance between the old that is fading and the new that is emerging…

Today is an auspicious day to mindfully contemplate all that you’ve experienced, all that you’ve endured, and all that you’ve accomplished through 2020—to never forget the celestial cemetery that it was—literally, metaphorically, or symbolically…

Something major, or a handful of smaller things, quite literally died last year in a cosmic effort—with your cooperation, or through your resistance thereof—to make way for what is now emerging for you… this ideal shade of blue.

A new normal. A new beginning. A new life. A new reality.

How do you effectively and respectfully release No Longer to create room, psychically and emotionally, for Not Yet?

How do you create limitlessness within realistic limitations?

❝All things that have form eventually decay.❞
——Masashi Kishimoto

We create limitlessness through both realistic and rational discernment regarding What Is and What Could Be, rather than dwelling on or clinging to What Isn’t or What Can Never Be.

Today could be a delicate dance between the honoring of What Was in your No Longer and What Can Be, before you, in your Not Yet, and honoring the delicacy of these—for now—co-existing concepts.

What Rudhyar refers to as ‘a new quality of being’ is being offered through recently building and currently animating energies as Jupiter applies a square to Uranus, exactly tomorrow, through the sixth degrees… these are literally and figuratively speaking life-changing experiences—life-beckoning energies—providing you continues opportunities to fully live the life you want, despite it all.

❝No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it.❞
——Carroll Bryant

These life-beckoning opportunities are sprouting—in the dead of winter, despite it all, along the cemetery perimeter, blooming—sprouting from new life, through the emergence of something entirely new…

The cycle of life is burgeoning your participation, despite it all.

And the cycles of life care little about your feelings toward it all… though they do tend to bend a bit when you surrender to them.

Today’s Piscean moon could wholly inspire the embracing of this process, in its collateral beauty, in its All-ness… or hinder all conceptuality thereof, martyring the sacred process—along with your personal evolution thereby—shamelessly fogging over all clarity to be experienced otherwise.

❝You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.❞
——C.S. Lewis

These choices, always, are endlessly—through cycle after cycle—yours.


★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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

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THE IDEAL SHADE OF BLUE

Forecast for Friday, January 15th
Aquarius/Pisces Crescent Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—opening, emerging, becoming…

At eighteen after two o’clock here on the west coast, the moon moves from Aquarius to Pisces, applying a connection, only hours later, to Uranus—which just stationed direct yesterday at 6°43′ Taurus.

It might feel something like a bridging of “the traditional past and of the creative spirit pointing to the future…” and what has previously felt somewhat disrupted or out of your control is beginning to feel a bit more natural—even comforting, ideal.

There’s truly no turning back at this point—and honestly, why would you want to?—your ideal is unraveling before you.

❝Every single human being should be the fulfilment of a prophecy: for every human being should be the realisation of some ideal, either in the mind of God or in the mind of man.❞
——Oscar Wilde

Your bluer than blue horizons are gaining clarity by the day now…

Today is a day to conquer obstacles, and to become renewed by your own inner knowing—something new is emerging, and it is important to try to be open to what the universe has in store for you.

Try to be open to the unknown and unknowable—it’ll be the ideal shade of blue, a blue made for you. You’ll see…


*VOC until 2:18pm PST; 3:18pm MST; 4:18pm CST; 5:18pm EST
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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

STRUCTURES & SENTIMENTS

Forecast for Thursday, January 14th
Aquarius Crescent Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—learning to enjoy the processes of Time…

There’s a quote by Frances O’Roark Dowell that I simply adore, a quote that romanticizes the smell of trees, and resonates with today’s celestial environs…

❝You know why trees smell the way they do? Stars. Trees breathe in starlight year after year, and it goes deep into their bones. So when you cut a tree open, you smell a hundred years’ worth of light. Ancient starlight that took millions of years to reach earth. That’s why trees smell so beautiful and old…❞

It’s a lovely way of considering the delicate imbalances between anything Saturnian, such as bones and time itself, and all things Venusian, which is to imagine anything surrounding sentiment… which is what we’re feeling among the energies these days, both inner planetarily, and outer, among the heavyweights…

With everything in either Capricorn or Aquarius—these planetary energies are naturally governed by Saturn, and only Mars and Uranus, in Taurus—with an exception of Neptune in Pisces—is the ever-indelicate balance of Venusian governance.

In other words and sentiments, we are—both individually and collectively—we are literally being ‘cut open’ by time, and light, to expose our potential… to remind us of our transpersonal responsibilities.

I’m not entirely confident that I am able to fully or appropriately translate to you, especially as I write this in early December, the absolutely metamorphic proportions of change, consequence, and cosmic courageousness occurring now… and perhaps, when I actually publish this post, it will remain somewhat indefinable by words (and it still is somewhat indefinable at this point, as it’s still unraveling, though the quote above is still as close as I can translate).

Likely, it’ll be a feeling—much like the phenomena that is the scent of trees, through the phenomena of breathing in starlight—a phenomenal feeling we’ll quickly associate with disillusioned awe, or should these energies be exploited—quite possibly—outraged disbelief.

It could always really go either way. We must coexist—both in living, and in balancing Saturnian structures with Venusian sentiments…

These transpersonal responsibilities symbolized within the degrees of these current energies—they are mine, they’re yours, and they are most indeed: ours, collectively. Much like trees, we’re actively and submissively taking in energy—both singly and collectively; energy and light, resources, and time…

We are in this together, truly and cosmically, literally, and metaphorically.

We are in this together, and always have been, though we’ve waivered in how we have acknowledged and honored this through the centuries—these waiverings must now be appropriately and mindfully discerned, and be transpersonally held responsible.

We must rise. Even though we’re heavy, and weighted, and exhausted…

We must remember the potential within our shared humanity.

We must acknowledge, honestly, what we are capable of when we come together in united-ness.

We must find a balance in agreement… and redefine who we are.

We must agree that these changes needing made will honor the lives of those we may never even meet—in lifetimes being lived long after our own… and that these changes are still worth our sacrifices.

❝In each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. We’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real. We’ve got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there is a lot of grey to work with. No one can live in the light all the time.❞
——Libba Bray

Today’s Aquarian moon is honored by the direct stationing of Uranus, its modern ruler, through the sixth degree—a degree which was last animated through April of 2020, and July of 2019—a degree which associates itself through “the emergence of new mutations according to the great rhythms of the cosmos.”

New mutations, meaning: opportunities for evolving, and rising… to mutate means, quite scientifically, ‘to change’… the type of changing which occurs, so phenomenally and ever so rarely, in a rapid amount of time—not millions of years.

Let’s metaphorically cut ourselves open, and remember who we are.

Rudhyar elaborates this ideal, “here we see the appearance of a new type of human being who is not born from “ancestors” and who therefore is free from the inertia of mankind’s past—he is a new product of evolution, a mutant—he constitutes a fresh projection of the creative Spirit that emanates from the cosmic or planetary Whole, and not from any local culture and racial tradition… the power of the whole is focused within him in perfect freedom from ancient standards of value based on local conditions.”

Hallelujah and amen—we can dream, yes?!—we can apply these ideals within our reality through our individual daily every-days, here in the Now.

Like millions of years of light stretching throughout the cosmos to reach us—we have this evolution «within us» as it is ours to employ, our divinity.

Perhaps the disillusioned awe will be derived from the sudden and surprising realization that it can, indeed, be so simple—if only we demand it, and nothing less-than ever again…

Outraged disbelief be damned, fingers crossed.

Specific celestial events that are influencing today’s energies are Uranus stationing direct; the annual sun/Pluto conjunction; and a connection between Mars and Neptune… also, beginning today—with an exception of Mercury for a handful of weeks (Mercury is Rx from January 30-February 21)—all of the planets will be moving forwardly until April 26th… indeed, a green light to begin living in new ways—living to your fullest authentic potential—living in celestially supported transpersonal responsibility.

❝Somehow, we’ll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.❞
——Brandon Sanderson

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

★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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

DELICACIES OF DISCERNMENT

Forecast for Wednesday, January 13th
Aquarius Crescent Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—it’s a bit of a riddle, the dance within tradition and evolution…

With every dawn, when first light penetrates the sea, many seahorse colonies perform a dance to the sun, unapologetically, to come together, sometimes repeatedly, to dance…

This daily morning mating ritual dance occurs upon the ocean floor, as a dance floor, underneath a glimmering sheath of sunlight, gleaming, while delicately floating above the kelp and sea anemones, pair-bonding… changing color as they clumsily and gracefully float and glide along, attached, tails entwined, busied by the reproductive urges of legacy.

Perhaps it’s not derived by the urge of legacy?—but through evolutionary autopiloted routine? Or maybe it’s simply a courtship enjoyment…

❝And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.❞
——Friedrich Nietzsche

Typically, and most universally, there is always so much more to even the simplest action—however erratic—that lends itself to more meaning than one might ever fully realize or understand.

It’s a wonder, really, what truly occurs just underneath the surface of any matter.

Such as the truth of the matter underneath any and all traditions…

❝Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.❞
——Lemony Snicket

It is important, with Aquarian energies particularly, through the disruptions and dismantling, and clumsiest of forwardly movements, that not all processes are entirely denudated, or altogether demolished, as there may be strategic reasoning behind some of the however otherwise more ‘outdated’ methods of operations would so quickly offer or advertise.

Today’s Aquarius moon may be more inclined to argue these points—especially with an ongoing bowl aspect pattern that’s been forming since Christmas—and with no active participating point of opposing reference, it may be hard, today, to appropriately discern between traditions that both held/hold meaning and serve/d a practical function in the most efficient way… and those that bear more brunt than any benefit they bring.

❝Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.❞
——G.K. Chesterton

And these efforts of discernment, however they are manifesting for you in your reality, could invite or welcome something of a confliction, either inwardly or outwardly.

Several notes of interest, today, to more fully and powerfully support your efforts, either way—the sun is applying its annual conjunction to Pluto, exact tomorrow through the twenty-fourth degree of Capricorn… while the moon moves to illuminate recent Mercurial applications upon Saturn and Jupiter—only further inquiring toward the honest effectiveness and raw resolve of whatever this message or lesson is offering…

Because it’s time to look forward, and strategize next moves.

❝What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.❞
——Rumi

The twenty-fourth degree of Capricorn, two degrees beyond the breaking point between last January’s Saturn/Pluto conjunction (last year’s annual sun/Pluto conjunction occurred on January 13th at 22°48’—one day after the Saturn/Pluto breaking point…), occurs exactly at 24°38′ tomorrow, ever so conveniently speaks to the honoring and reliance of past traditions…

Perhaps the underlying and overwhelming resonating alike speak to, yet again, the power of discernment within higher consciousness… that, yes, that which is rotten from the interior will corrupt itself to unrecognizable proportions until it crumbles and falls, in time—and those which are delicate dances, beautiful and magical… these will pass the test and evolve, and become something so much more.

❝Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.❞
——Jiddu Krishnamurti

Still, why reinvent the wheel when subtle shifts and fundamental adjustments can be carefully recognized and applied?

Always, it’s a delicate balance in discernment. And there’s so much more occurring underneath the surface these days…

Is there really a need to revert back to hunter-gatherer methods when we have the power and capacity to renovate the manners through which our current society and industry operate and function?!

❝Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing… changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.❞
——Steve Maraboli

Evolution does not go backward. Always, always: forward.

The days of even attempting to go backward or sustain a life of mediocrity, for whatever reason, are No Longer.

Because it’s the sun and Pluto—this transit reflects your inner character and your capacity for actual change… reflecting transformational and transpersonal evolution… reflecting a delicate dance of discernment—from within yourself and beyond yourself.

As Saturn governs this change and opportunity to evolve—these opportunities are also being offered a lesson, or additional information, through Mercury—a lesson, or pertinent information that will continue to reveal itself and unravel in surprising ways through mid-March (as Mercury will station retrograde on January 30th through the twenty-sixth degree of Aquarius, to station direct once more at the midpoint degree between Saturn and Jupiter, never quite touching base again with Saturn, but nevertheless doing its bidding…

We do some things somewhat automatically, instinctually—and perhaps it is those things that we should consider ‘tradition’ while we continue to thrive to evolve beyond our instincts, toward who we’re meant to become?

And so it goes, this daily dance of delicacy we call Life—unapologetically—glimmering, and gleaming…

❝We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.❞
——Friedrich Nietzsche


★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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

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LIBERATING BREAKTHROUGHS & INSIGHTS

Forecast for Tuesday, January 12th
Capricorn New Moon at 23°13′


ॐOracular Mantra—cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-changes are here for you now, whether you’re participating with them or not…

Zora Neale Hurston said that “there are years that ask questions and years the answer…” which kind of year is it for you?

This is a Saturnian question, and when it comes to Saturn—your feelings, either way, matter very little, if at all.

Last year on this day was the Saturn/Pluto conjunction at 22° Capricorn, the conjunction that hit it all off—our new normals, and this year entertains a separating conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius squaring toward an applying conjunction between Mars and Uranus in Taurus… and today’s new moon connects to Pluto by conjunction by one degree.

These heavily connections—both from the past and presently—are ruled by Saturn, and are thereby motivated by the presence of time, by the determined restructuring of foundational purpose, and controlled resistances, as well as through the passing of time, the structures of rewards and recognitions through projects and goals endured, and one’s inclinations for both self-control and liberating breakthroughs…

This isn’t a year to consider your feelings—it’s a year to honor who you are in your authenticity… contentment—and personal empowerment—through this process, is either already occurring, or it will follow.

❝We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.❞
——May Sarton

Saturn is now moving through Aquarius, and has been since Solstice, and so all of these issues are now asking you to take your own authorship and manifest your ideals through broadened ambitions. Saturn moving through Aquarius represents the expansion of possibilities available to you when you willfully choose to break through personal confrontations you’ve put upon yourself, toward issues with limitation, lack, inhibitions, and doubt, as well as those put upon you systemically or otherwise in this lifetime.

It is now time to begin building new structures of reality upon the foundations you’ve been preparing since 2019—new realities through which you can expand by way of your authentic hopes and dreams.

❝The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.❞
——Rainer Maria Rilke

It should not be overlooked, however, that as Neptune continues to apply its square to the Nodes—this influence can cause confusions and contortions of reality, especially if you’re struggling with your authenticity, your direction, or in supporting or securing your ideals… however, if you’re honestly aware of who you are then this could be a very inspired and spiritual time in your life.

Still, it cannot be ignored that this lunar event occurs one degree from Pluto, which very intensely suggests that the Saturnian dynamics—regardless of where Saturn is currently moving—underneath it all are intensified and working very hard through the extremes of the nth degree, especially after everything this degree represents…

Has everything you’ve experienced since this time last year been worth it for you?

Have you experienced the benefits of your intentioned decisions?

What have you gained?

What have you sacrificed?

❝Life is short only if you are not living your purpose.❞
——T.F. Hodge

Saturn, representing time itself, may be asking you now to go inward, and to seek respite. You may need to be alone for awhile, to reevaluate your feelings—especially if you have repressed any of them from seeing the light, from feeling a sense of liberation… out of fear, or apprehension, because you have yet to fully understand them—this is the time to learn, to explore your confusing or conflicting feelings to better understand them so that you might process them more appropriately, and empower yourself through facing these feelings honestly, and vulnerably… to surrender to your higher self.

These feelings you’re working to understand hold meaning, and spiritual value, and deserve to be acknowledged.

Should you be willing to acknowledge yourself at the most vulnerable and volatile levels you will very likely experience rewards—possibly even recognitions—and you’ll be somewhat silently and indirectly creating a space, much like your own Underworld, an Underworld that has been somewhat willfully illuminated… a space through which you can discover, explore, and honor your voice, your experiences, and… your seemingly fated realities.

Whatever is occurring, or underlying your circumstances—choices will need to be made.

❝Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.❞
—Carl Jung

Saturn, the ruler of today’s lunar event, will square Mars in Taurus exactly tomorrow at 3°, which associates itself quite dramatically to realizing the realities of one’s own environments through a much more forsaking awareness, especially in regard to societal structures that have become stifling and suffocating to the spirit within… you are no longer interested in maintaining other’s expectations, even societal expectations, if they are not bringing you joy or the potential for enlightened fulfillment among bluer than blue horizons.

Even if you choose to go your own way in some regard, ostracised or outcast in some capacity—it will eventually prove to be worth it.

Also, it is interesting to note that Mars is applying a conjunction to Uranus by square, to be exact January 20th at 6°44′, at the first quarter moon in Taurus… Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius, and this conjunction will begin unfolding and unraveling quite extremely from now and through the end of the month and into February, and the results of both reactions and responses to these unfoldings will continue to linger for some time… your abilities to manifest now, through these transitions, will birth entirely new possibilities of being—and further, underneath it all, the magic of these energies will (re)connect you with your higher self and with the heartbeat of the cosmos itself… with All That Is.

If you’re allowing.

❝Your only power… is to say yes or no.❞
——Vincent Cassel

This upcoming Mars/Uranus conjunction will likely surprise you—even if you’ve planned, prepared, and pinpointed particulars… perhaps especially so. It is also highly likely that new directions will take you should you not be willing to take them on yourself… and either way, may these new and daring directions be inspiring, invigorating, and interesting… and initiating—so brand new, in fact, that these new directions challenge you to see everything with fresh eyes and an eager focus.

Remember—wherever Uranus is transiting in your chart is where you’re being provoked to make changes, specifically to move you beyond your No Longer, and those changes can be easy, or challenging… the choice is endlessly yours.

This is a true opportunity for you to take authorship of your Not Yet—to expand your bluer than blue horizons as far as your imagination will inspire you… and beyond.

❝In the end it is the choice you make, and it doesn’t matter how hard it was to make it. What matters is that you do.❞
——Cassandra Clare


*23°13′ at 8:58pm PST; 9:58pm MST; 10:58pm CST; 11:58pm EST

★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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

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PREPARING TO FORWARDLY THRIVE

Forecast for Monday, January 11th
Capricorn Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—thriving, thriving, thriving, and the ritual to do so…

Astrologer Dane Rudhyar states that “the great Mysteries of the past were created by inspired Seers and Adepts for the purpose of transferring to a mentally conscious and humanly significant level of group operation what in the lower kingdoms of life we call instincts…” and it is through the sacredness of ritual that we are able to reconnect with this larger sense of connectivity… and thrive.

Rudhyar refers to this as a ‘transpersonal responsibility’, and in this world of modernity we find ritual through myriad manners of mindfulness: be it through the 9-5, through investing, through exchange, through creating, through meditation, through travel, through sex, through cooking, through gardening, through exercise, or through dreams…

To say ‘transpersonal’ is anything regarding that which explores or extends beyond oneself… and it is an individuated responsibility to surpass our own limitations at every turn, to willfully evolve, and to work to improve our abilities and potentials… this is how we serve our inner divinity, and in turn, the collective at large.

It is our personal responsibility to appropriately share our authenticity.

Many of us possess an instinct to do so—to evolve through our inner authenticity—beyond our earthly stationing or status… to become more.

And when we create ritual to surround this instinct—to protect it, to serve it, and to honor it—we are provided a secured foundation from/through which to work. Always.

❝When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?❞
——Muriel Barbery

Today may ask you or inspire you to break beyond previous barriers.

Today may ask you to take responsibility to thrive, despite it all.

You may find yourself much more intuitively minded, through so much change in spirit, and in heart, as Mercury connects to Jupiter in conjunction in Aquarius…

The Capricorn moon wants nothing more than to support efforts in security or foundational potential, to improve, to advance, or to honor a better way—to honor the availability of more.

Do try to remember your connectivities and the insight you have learned through your experiences this last week—and thoughtfully, and energetically, prepare to apply strategy and discernment to your vision and ideal to create a new reality upon the upcoming new moon; to create new avenues for self-improvement or advancement; to have the audacity to emerge beyond your own wildest imaginings.

Today is an impeccably auspicious day to honestly discern your own limitations and boundaries, childhood conditioning, personal obstacles and societal stymies—and to energetically and forwardly thrive…

To evolve beyond, despite it all.

❝Your greatest responsibility is to live a life that nourishes your highest truth… with every choice you create the life you’ll live; with every decision you design it.❞
——Mollie Marti


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

★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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

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DISCERNING THE FACTS & FICTIONS

Forecast for Sunday, January 10th
Sagittarius Balsamic Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—messages are all around you now…

The National Center for Atmospheric Research reports that the average cloud is the same weight as 100 elephants.

Researcher at the NCAR, Peggy LeMone suggests that “if you’re a Democrat and you’re feeling partisan, she says, you could substitute 2500 donkeys—if you care more for dinosaurs than politics, you could also say the cloud weighs about as much as 33 apatosauruses…”

Clouds possess a buoyancy, true, and thereby appear seemingly weightless; awe-worthy and dreamy, mesmerizing, especially those cumulus clouds… however, all clouds are formed by masses of accumulated droplets of water, or ice crystals, suspended… so additional weight can accumulate, and this causes rain.

❝Thirty-nine years of my life had passed before I understood that clouds were not my enemy; that they were beautiful, and that I needed them. I suppose this, for me, marked the beginning of wisdom. Life is short.❞
——Iimani David

Another little Sunday FunFact for you—clouds that are much heavier and overloaded with water are called cumulonimbus.

Each cloud has a story, a deeper meaning. A cloud can be much more than a fantastical envisioned shape to point at while lounging in the grass on a breezy, bright sunny day… a cloud can act as a warning for upcoming weather.

As you continue to navigate the inner and outer twists and turns of new information and continue to conjure previously learned lessons and balance your current experiences with those toward your ideal—discerning all the way between What Is and What Isn’t, between What Can Be and What Was—try to explore more thoroughly, in all directions, the more expanded meaning of your own personal circumstances and the authenticity thereof…

❝All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide
like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;
but a hidden star can still be smiling
at night’s black spell on darkness, beguiling…❞
——Munia Khan

As the perpetually optimistic moon connects to Mercury now by sextile, as Mercury separates from Saturn and applies Jupiter, simultaneously applying a square toward both Mars and Uranus in Taurus… remember that Mercury has a message for you, however aggressively heavy this message may be.

Maybe sneaky Mercury, moving through the quirky degrees of Aquarius, is but creatively shape-shifting, and using the clouds above as a grand message board…

I don’t know—just go with it.

Should you see the types of clouds that hold forewarning, within the details you’re discerning, in between the facts and fictions, and frictions alike, pay heed and be mindful… your inner knowing, and the messages that this may be providing, too, may be more sparked these days then you’re fully able to envision.

The next two or three weeks could become triggering, turbulent, trifled by thunder, full of trickery—or tantalized through transformations, transitions, and truths…

Either way, the clouds are parting, and clearing the way for you to do you, to tell your story fully, and truly… be buoyant, be weightless—let the icy and crystallized details from your No Longer that you may still be discerning go because they’re only weighing you down unnecessarily.

❝There was a star riding through clouds one night, and I said to the star, ‘consume me’.❞
——Virginia Woolf


★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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

A SACRED NUDGING OF DISCERNMENT

Forecast for Saturday, January 9th
Sagittarius Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—yesterday’s inner knowing now moves more to an inner openness, to participate with outwardly, as the moon moves through the exploratory realms of Sagittarius…

Mythologically referenced, Sagittarius is linked to the animal instinct of the centaur, seeking human experiences within the mind of the Archer… the inner knowingness animal instinct reflexes of Scorpio now shift into realms of higher consciousness and higher mind—where inner knowing becomes experiential discernment.

Sagittarian vibrations need to experience. Always. Forevermore.

❝You know, the future’s a huge, gigantic place. I have no idea what’s going on out there, I’m just going to walk into it and see what happens.❞
——Neil Young

Experience is as experience does, and so many times, unfortunately, these experiences can be less than ideal—which are, however, all the more to experience… though it can take so much of that jovial spirit from the essence of the experience.

And an experience without jove—which is literally to say: an experience without Jupiter… without zest, without fanfare, without that certain joie de vivre—without the inner spirit within—is how today’s Jupiter-ruled moon may feel as Mercury meets up with Saturn in Saturn-ruled Aquarius, somewhat bombarding the celebration of the experience with an override of authority-minded and improvement-driven determination.

It’s then not so much about the openness to experience, or an openness through the experience—but rather a closing in on a particular timing within an experience and seeking to participate in it…

Still. Sagittarian vibrations could use the sacred nudgings of discernment more times than not.

❝Floss… and just learn how to relax.❞
——Tom Hanks

The degree through which Mercury meets Saturn in Aquarius offers itself to the implications of “an irrevocable change…” as a new and profound manner of individuation begins to occur; you may ‘find yourself’ now to be much more in tune with what I endlessly refer to as ‘the energies’, or with higher frequencies, and indeed—participating in a higher consciousness… though this will likely not come without a severe disconnection from easier frequencies, or rigid impairment upon more socially acceptable forms of connectivity, or comfort…

In other words—this ascension could be uncomfortable.

Necessary. But uncomfortable.

Or, maybe not uncomfortable, especially if you’re up for a bit of a challenge—embracing the learning of the art of meditation would qualify here—something somewhat cumbersome, but not without great reward.

And meditation need not be stoically sitting silently—it can be anything you do which is also somewhat autopilot, as in a more natural state.

❝Stop searching here and there, the jewels are inside you.❞
——Rumi

Still. A Sagittarius moon doesn’t seek to change Life—but simply experience it, as it is, for better or worse.

Perhaps these tweaks and twists will further enhance the higher vibrations toward even more expanded parameters of mindfulness?

Perhaps by mindfully filtering down to a single few moments of an experience, appropriately discerned, to fully participate in—one could be overwhelmed with an even more powerful experience, one which offers so much more than one could imagine in their wildest openness of mind?

❝Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make…❞
——LaLaLand


★How can you best plan and prepare for 2021?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

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

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

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