CHANCES ARE…

Forecast for Friday, April 30th
Capricorn Disseminating Moon


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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TRANSITIONING INTO THE UNFAMILIAR

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


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

What are you crossing over? 

What, or where, is your threshold?

Where is transition manifesting within your reality?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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HIGHEST AIMING TO SEEK WITHIN

Forecast for Wednesday, April 28th
Sagittarius Disseminating Moon


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember.

Ultimately…

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

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

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

    

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

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STRATEGIC SELF-EMPOWERMENTS

Forecast for Tuesday, April 27th
Scorpio Disseminating Moon


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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GOING INWARD—IF YOU DARE

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


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

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

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

Strange emanations—the mysteries of life forces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH

Forecast for Sunday, April 25th
Libra Gibbous Moon


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

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

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

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

Solutions are coming.

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


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

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THESE NEW BEGINNINGS

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


Things are changing… shifting—can you feel it?

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

But not impossible!

What changes are being made?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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ROOTING OUT THE UNNECESSARY

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


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

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

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

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

To begin. This is only the beginning…

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

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

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

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


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GROWING THORNY TENSIONS

Forecast for Thursday, April 22nd
Virgo Gibbous Moon


There’s a building tension, as you’ve likely noticed through this week—a tension which is being experienced either subtly or fiercely, a tension which will need to be released inevitably… 

This growing tension needs nurtured and cared for—cultivated… and patience should be given to both its actuality and origins, and its inevitable need to release itself. 

Perhaps this tension, then, is the fertilizer?—the nasty shit necessary to ensure whatever it is you’re planting grows with the most well-rounded nutrients Nature can offer…

Perhaps this tension is the collective shadow, manifested?

An Egyptian proverb says “for the benefit of the flowers we water the thorns, too…” and so it goes—the care we must dutifully give the shadow.

Cultivate more joy by arranging your life so that more joy will be likely.❞
——George Witkin


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TRY, TRY, TRY AGAIN

Forecast for Wednesday, April 21st
Leo Gibbous Moon; Part 2


Whatever confusion or bewilderment you’re potentially experiencing—through your own circumstances or another’s—do try to see the opportunity within whatever it is…

Try to gain a glimpse of the potential within and around all of it.

Do try to simply enjoy your day, where you are in your life, and just be present in your Now.

Maybe try, even, to feel yourself illuminated… to envision an illuminated white light around you throughout you and around you as you navigate your day…

Try, then, to notice the difference.

I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone—as it seems to me—is in danger.
——Andrei Tarkovsky


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