Forecast for Thursday, January 7th
Scorpio Balsamic Moon
ॐOracular Mantra—changes are coming for you whether you’re prepared for them or not…
An early early morning lunarly square to Saturn at 2°23′ and to Jupiter at 4°19′ several hours later, from Scorpio toward the newly fresh and disruptively innovative degrees of Aquarius—all sorts of opportunities for change are coming for you.
It was on December 10th that the moon last applied Jupiter and Saturn by square, from the late degrees of Libra toward the very late and groundbreaking degrees of Capricorn… and on that day I tried to translate the heaviness of “the realization that conditions are changing… [that] you may need to move to a new situation that can provide a better way of life with more nourishment… a change of heart and mind can lead to new beginnings, with the past being left behind…” if you hadn’t already made necessary changes months earlier, and so with this—a sacrifice, however spiritually motivated—was being asked of you.
What did you willingly offer? What did you devotedly surrender? Or, if it came to that lowest point—what did you have to sacrifice?
❝Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life—and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.❞
As I’ve offered for a year or more, the term No Longer, which references that which can never be again… Now—through the energies of Scorpio and Aquarius—there may be a tendency or inclination to close off, or stubbornly resist, or otherwise guard against new potentials, be they pleasant or painful… but do try not to do this—keeping in mind, too, that the monthly moon will now square both Jupiter and Saturn, in tandem or separately, from now through December 2nd of 2021 (for Jupiter) and February of 2023 (to square Saturn)… these changes are coming for you.
Please do find more useful and spiritually constructive ways to utilize these squares… as they’re a tremendous monthly asset to you should you be strategizing and appropriately revising large visions, audacious ideals, and big, bluer than blue horizons.
These changes, truly, are happening «for» you, not to you.
As for now, however, the degrees associated with this particular initiating lunarly square forewarn one for inner securities in preparation for ‘unexpected crises’, and other ‘menaces to man’s work’ through ‘Nature’s challenges’.
It’s as though we can «feel» the emergence of these changes just beneath the surface… and we are, quite frankly, unprepared.
❝The price of stability is unpreparedness.❞
These degrees also articulate the importance of realizing one’s realistic and imagined limitations… only through authentic discipline can one truly seek what Rudhyar defined as ‘root foundations’ which “power and sustain whatever decision is made in a crisis by an individual.”
Be careful with this, however, as Mercury, still in Capricorn, is building a square to Mars, now in Taurus, which will exact itself on the 9th, once Mercury has moved into Aquarius… this square could provoke exaggeratedly aggressive thinking, overly confident thoughts, and righteous claims toward the unknowable or unthinkable—decisions made now could be rushed, or tainted somehow, or even pushed upon you.
It is important to know now exactly what you want—because you’ll naturally want to settle very little for less than… do not be rushed or forced into compromise through threats or verbally battering otherwise.
Remember your root foundations—the ones you’re currently working toward… these ideals will ‘power and sustain’ you the way the foundations from your No Longer never could.
❝Sometimes the very things that we’re expending our lives to sustain are the very things that are killing our ability to live. And against our blind and frequently raging protests, these are the very things that God let’s die so that we can live.❞
——Craig D. Lounsbrough
It is also important to acknowledge that Mars, Scorpio’s ruler has shifted its determined focus—Mars governing today’s moon, and is now in Taurus until March 4th—when Mars is in Taurus there is an influence that inspires one to “work from the moment they wake up to the moment they drop at the end of the day, and they can keep it up, day after day, long after everyone else has fallen by the wayside or wandered off in disgust… this placement is ruled by Venus, [so there is an expectation] to eventually win wealth, comfort, luxury, and love through these efforts.”
Where is your new focus?
What are you working toward?
What is the value of your efforts?
❝The end is not the reward; the path you take, the emotions that course through you as you grasp life—that is the reward.❞
Through whatever perspective or metaphor you choose to view it and feel through it—these energies, as they all mingle and coalesce, are conjuring the impetus for renewal and resiliency.
The Phoenix rises from the ashes of destruction and decay and death, renewed, strengthened, resilient, and thoroughly reborn. As with anything Scorpionic in nature, the Phoenix manifestation is not something that’s just done, willy nilly or otherwise, but surrendered to, devotedly, daily, because all other options have been completely and thoroughly exhausted, because there’s absolutely nothing left—because, quite simply, it’s time.
Shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera calls today’s moon a Phoenix Moon and advises that “on the Phoenix Moon, our direction will differ depending on what we’ve experienced in our lives (not unlike a nodal influence). If we’ve had to live that death-and-rebirth—not just a hard change, but a transformation that forced us to recreate our entire identity—we think about that change and find gratitude for the new direction it took us in.” (suggestion within parentheses mine)
We are creatures of habit, wrestling the winds of change all the way, everyday… we typically don’t just change willy nilly, not even so easily for something simple… and fixed energies, which are abound now, definitely resist change at all costs.
These necessary changes currently coming for you, just the same, mustn’t be taken lightly—but implemented deliberately, and devotedly—this is a renewal of your limitless potential, after all.
Change is created. Change, quite sadly, is usually forced and then does, seemingly, occur «to» us. Yet it is through change, then, naturally, that applies itself to much-needed healing through the ordeal of it all.
If only we’d concede to these changes willingly…
❝Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.❞
On the Phoenix moon, Kaldera muses and suggests considering a few things… such as “what would we give up only with a struggle?, what would it feel like death to give up?, what can we not even imagine giving up without destroying who we are… and who would we be; what sort of self could we build out of what was left?”
These are not your light and random thoughts here occurring, but real and raw thinking, nevertheless, that likely has some depth of meaning, of true and really weighted purpose, in some way, for you to really feel through…
And later, in several days time, a lightness will occur, and yet more meaning still will be found, and thoroughly felt, and as the moon begins its way through Sagittarius, these raw feelings will be renewed, yet again, and applied to actual experience.
But for today, tonight, and tomorrow—we wonder, and we weave this way and that, and we wrestle with ourselves and our instincts through the “what ifs” and spiritual wherewithal of our inner Underworlds… and this can feel intense, and this will expose our squish, and this will absolutely honor our role in humanness—Scorpionic energies revel in the raw and unpleasantly uncomfortable and frightening feelings we all feel and rarely admit to maybe even enjoying…
So we weave this way and that, and we wrestle with ourselves about what really matters for us in the end—which is the raw and ugly and frightening squish of our innermost humanness, always.
Is this, perhaps, Nature’s challenge?—is this change that’s coming for us which we’re being asked to participate in really an inner challenge between our private raw and uncomfortable and frightening truths, reflected by those which we are still unprepared to acknowledge beyond ourselves?
❝The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off—it’s with you all the time.❞
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
Kaldera, R. “Myth Astrology.” Llewellyn Publications; ©2005.
Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
★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.❞
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Forecast for Thursday, January 7th