NOW’S THE TIME, THE TIME IS NOW

Forecast for Saturday, April 10th
Aries Balsamic Moon


There are a few celestial alignments and applications occurring throughout today—but as the newly Aries moon prepares itself for newness, it first connects with Chiron, and then Mercury, but not before it meets the midpoint between the two… what hurts should be expressed, what isn’t necessarily within your comfort zone should be explored, and—God help us all—what triggers will likely be shared…

In preparation for tomorrow’s new moon in Aries—it is time, either way, to confront yourself, to step up into your potential (whether it triggers you, or others, or not—this should hardly be the concern), and to be unapologetically courageous in your actions.

It is time. No more excuses. This is for you. It is time. Now’s the time, the time is Now.

You have to do it for your fucking self. The meaning of your life is yours alone to create. No one else can make you happy. No one else can fill you up. No one else can fight your battle or take your journey. When you’re at the bottom, looking up can be discouraging. It’s such a long way. But every strained pull makes you stronger. Every painful hold makes you tougher. Every inch you rise makes you more determined not to fall. Have you slid back? Have you been knocked down? Have you ever really even had the courage to climb?
——Kate Moss


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REALISTIC PEAKS & NECESSARY PAUSES

Forecast for Friday, April 9th
Pisces Balsamic Moon; Part 3


Today’s dreamy moon connects to Neptune in conjunction while Mars simultaneously connects to Neptune by square upon the same degree, suggesting that there might be a lull or a lag or a lax, even, toward your motivation…

Worry not. When the moon is lulled, so are we—and when all of these planetary placements point in these directions… it’s almost as if the energies are encouraging you to pause and take a breather—a really mindful and meaningful breather.

Especially if you’re coming down from what Maslow would refer to as a ‘peak experience’… how do you continue beyond that? 

How do you sustain a realistic peak within your everyday?

Something to ponder…

Either you care, or you don’t. There’s no in-between. And if you care, then go all of the way.❞
——Stanley Kubrick


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

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REVISIONS OF ATTITUDE

Forecast for Thursday, April 8th
Pisces Balsamic Moon; Part 2


Amidst the shrinking, weakening, slendering balsamic moon, the distracted and daydreamy and surrendered Piscean moon, despite lowered expectations and next-to-nothing energy levels and nearly empty appetites squaring up to the directionality of the Nodes—Mercury connects to Chiron at 9°30′ Aries, suggesting a keen attention, indeed, is being paid to something.

You have nuanced expectations toward something…

This sharpened, not at all nuanced, inner realization of focus is obvious to you.

This sharpened inner realization of focus is something astrologer Dane Rudhyar described as a “revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience.”

This sharpened inner realization of focus is something of a quickening, a new beginning, an awakened state, a ‘new dimension of consciousness’… “revealing higher possibilities of experience and mental (emotional, and psychical) development.” (parentheses mine)

Because it’s Mercury connecting to Chiron it would suggest that you’re ready to learn or initiate a new way of thinking, living, feeling, or loving… or, perhaps, ready to initiate the learning of a new way of thinking about living, feeling, or loving. What once caused pain or triggered anxiety or reeked of sadness or ambivalence is now encumbered with courage, or maybe even excitement. 

This sharpened inner realization of focus is upon something that means much to you, and is not being taken lightly… but this something holds something of a life line for you—and through it your potential itself is not at all nuanced, but indeed absolutely obvious and realized.

Your potential is becoming keenly realizable.

Prepare to begin. Prepare to begin living the realizable.

No one can possibly know what is about to happen; it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.❞
——James Baldwin


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

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WITHIN A PHASE OF UNDOING

Forecast for Wednesday, April 7th
Aquarius/Pisces Balsamic Moon


Efforts in personal responsibility are heightened even further, strengthen, secured, locked in and determined…

Then midday the moon moves into Pisces…

As the moon continues moving through its balsamic phase…

May you surrender yourself into a place of self-love over a pittance of self-loathing, and may you reflect upon what could still be implemented, toward What Could Be, rather than dwelling in a space of What Will Never Be.

Allow this phase of undoing with a feel of natural flow, instead of missing the point entirely and feeling yourself into self-undoing. 

In world mythology, there are countless examples of tragic characters whose greatest strength is also the source of their undoing. But the ancient Greeks and Romans also held the view that acceptance is the beginning of wisdom.❞
——Simon Van Booy


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WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA’S

Forecast for Tuesday, April 6th
Aquarius Balsamic Moon; Part 2


Opportunities should be occurring, your ideals should be forming, and your reality really should be starting to take off.

Today’s Aquarian moon might even spark your inner motivations, your egoic drives, or your nerves—depending upon where you find yourself along the lines of these should’s… 

Today may have a way of reminding you, or boldly informing you, that your reality is your own doing—and you and you alone are responsible for your coulda, woulda, shoulda’s… and if your ideal is not unfolding, you’ve no one to blame but yourself.

All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin’ In The Sun,
Talkin’ ‘Bout The Things
They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done…
But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All Ran Away And Hid
From One Little Did.
——Shel Silverstein


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EMBRACING & EVOLVING

Forecast for Monday, April 5th
Aquarius Balsamic Moon


Today begins and ends as a whole new day, in a whole new way—with a whole new play-by-play—and it’ll all be okay.

Whether it feels good or hurts a little is up to you… 

The ultimate challenge may lie within “the necessity of recognizing differences of types and levels of development wherever human beings live and work together.”

Today is a day to embrace and evolve, even a tiny little bit… or, perhaps more so—to surrender and sigh, and trust in the impending unknown.

I’m interested in that thing that happens where there’s a breaking point for some people and not for others. You go through such hardship, things that are almost impossibly difficult, and there’s no sign that it’s going to get any better and that’s the point when people quit. But some don’t.❞
——Robert Redford


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

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BLOOMING, BLOSSOMING & BECOMING

Forecast for Sunday, April 4th
Capricorn Last Quarter Moon at 14°51′


Recent machinations, manifestations, and messages alike—are blossoming eagerly and abundantly, naturally, with spring’s blooms.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.❞
——Anaïs Nin

However, and as I write this in advance, in January of 2020, I struggle…

The expression or visualization of blossoming may seem, feel, or read strangely for a description about a last quarter moon, in Capricorn of all signs, despite it being April as you read—there isn’t much blooming occurring through the winter phase of Capricorn, and last quarter moons, if anything, associate with the preparations of release, letting go, and surrender…

I have struggled with this post for weeks, its energies, inviting only further frustration…

And one day—it clicked.

Oddly enough, winter pansies thrive in freezing temperatures—something one would associate with winter, or Capricorn—blooming despite being frozen solid, emerging and ready to grow regardless of such harsh environmental conditions.

The word ‘pansy’ originates from the mid 15th century French word ‘penser’ or ‘pensee’, meaning ‘to think or ponder’, which I find overwhelmingly appropriate in this moment of discovery, I cannot explain… this word was derived from the Latin word ‘pensare’ which means ‘to consider’, or ‘pendare’, ‘to take measure; to take everything into consideration’. How very persevering and Capricornian, indeed; thriving regardless of circumstance, despite it all.

Further still, and even more adroitly associative for today’s energies—the symbolism created for the pansy regards free thought, derived, of course, from the very word meaning to think… furthermore, this free thought was intended to represent freedom from societal constraints, expectations, emotions or religious dogma—in it’s highest light or regard, it highlights the exchange of pure logic and reason.

To give another a pansy is to express, simply, that they are on your mind.

Capricornian energies, however, are notoriously focused-thinking—thinking only of the goal, a goal of success and recognition and high honors, a goal which is typically born of societal, status, familial, religious and/or ancestral patterning or conditioning—a goal which typically and inevitably leads you to thrive through frozen grounding and emerge into harsh realities, or conditions which do not nurture notions of love or warmth.

It is time to emerge, and familiarize yourself with your new surroundings, or, at the very least, new details within your circumstances. It is time to take responsibility for your part within your wider horizons… and time to hold yourself accountable for the openness of your heart, your openness to receive—despite the harshness of your current reality.

What can you do to change some of the circumstances in your environment?

How can you thrive through metaphorically freezing climates?

Today’s energies could also inspire you to be alone to think and ponder freely for awhile, or to seek guidance from an elder or someone with more experience within your field of interest, to gain invaluable insights toward how to navigate these current circumstances, and to bloom, despite it all.

The concept of hope it’s a delicate thing, much more so when surrounded by hopelessness in all directions… it is imperative now that you hold hope.

Do not allow your circumstances, those in your immediate surroundings, the environment, or reality itself to take your hope—harbor it, care for it with tenderness… and with the courage of thinking freely.

A new reality is ahead, and with this new reality a new approach to it will be necessary, if not demanded. Freely thinking beyond the constraints of the past will be a most courageous and thriving act of will… of course, you’ll have to live in action, though, in living your authenticity the ‘work’ won’t feel so ‘hard’.

Perhaps it’s through the release of old ways and a need for letting go of thoughts and processes that were long ago conditioned—thoughts and conditioning that simply are not authentic to you—and it’s necessary now for you to fully surrender to this new reality awaiting you…

And you’re up for it.

Prepare to bloom, despite the oddity of it.

Destroy the idea that you have to be constantly working to be successful. Embrace the concept that rest, recovery, and reflection are parts of the progress toward a successful and happy life.
——Zach Galifianakis 


*14°51′ at 3:02am PDT; 4:02am MDT; 5:02am CDT; 6:02am EDT
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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ALL THINGS HAPPENING, IN ACTION

Forecast for Saturday, April 3rd
Capricorn Disseminating Moon


Today is about rising above… not just raising your thoughts and feelings in regard to something harsh, or painful, or low frequency—but actually raising your consciousness about it, and rising above it, in action.

Today is also about trust, and the active trusting of this process.

Finally, today is about (re)flecting, and (re)centering, and (re)connecting with yourself—and with those you share space with, with those who love you.

You could even tell yourself this is something of a detour goal.

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
——Elizabeth Kübler Ross


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

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SELF-CENTERED CONNECTIONS WITH AN/OTHER

MOMENTS OF MISCELLANY
Astrological Concepts of Compatibility


I’m often asked if compatibility is likely between someone and another.

Especially since magazines and newspaper columns glorify the idea of compatibility through aspect and element alone, without any consideration beyond the sun signs, a huge disservice is offered through the already mocked and mutated science and study of astrology.

Astrology is a self-centered science, in that, all we understand to exist within our universe orbits around the sun. The sun, astrologically, represents our self-esteem, our ego, our self-interest.

Why on earth would we look to our sun signs alone to explain potential compatibility within a relationship!?

One would need to explore where the moon is, Mercury, Venus and Mars before considering the placements of the sun in seeking to understand compatibility.

Where one’s moon is found will describe one’s personal habits, routines, and preferences; one’s idiosyncrasies and personal weaknesses and/or intolerance to other’s idiosyncrasies; one’s temperament within bonds and willingness to expose one’s vulnerabilities… in other words, more bluntly based—if your moon isn’t happy, you’re not happy.

Where one’s Mercury is found tells, quite directly, how one communicates.

Quite frankly, if there’s no communication in a relationship, regardless of potential everywhere else– it ain’t goin anywhere!

Venus explains love and passion and the dreams we seek. And how we are when we’re at our best.

If Mars makes no connections, it’s quite possible that the relationship will go nowhere.

Mars tells us how we’ll act to see these dreams through. And how we behave when we’re at our worst.

So you see, because I’m an Aries means little in regard to whether you’re a Taurus or an Aquarian; it’s where everything is in my natal chart in relation to everything in yours, and how all of these factors play out among everything else that is currently occurring that will provide the bigger, and much more accurate, picture foretelling whether you and I will play nice or not play at all at this time.

Because we’re all compatible, on some level, to everyone and anyone. At one time or another.

It’s when we begin to consider cohabitation, loyalties, and love; business deals and partnerships; children, career, and carnal luxuries that we begin to consider a bigger picture.

Someone with more fire in their charts than say earth, more mutable energy than fixed, and more of a flair for independence may be completely compatible with someone who has more fixed elements in their western quadrant, a determination for a family, but a moon in Sagittarius.

And likewise. They’re nuts for one another.

But that determination for independence combined with one for family simply will not work in the long run. Not to mention any or all of the sociological factors beneath the surface at hand here.

Not if each of these individuals are living in alignment with their truth.

And thems the brakes.

At the end of the day, we’re either content or disappointed. Not by/because of someone else, but in and of ourselves.

It is when we better understand ourselves that we’re truly able to understand the wants and needs of another.

Or, if you’re working a job you loathe only to pay your bills and/or support your family, do you honestly think that that will do? That this foundation will provide you with what you need?

I suppose, indeed, it may.

However, at what cost?

We have a way of teaching what it is we need to learn, each and every day. And in some way, we learn; through disappointments and/or through the beauty and simplicities in each and every day we find what we seek and learn what we know.

But only if we’re true.

Without truth, we will remain broken.

Disappointed. Scorned and torn.

With truth, and living in alignment to your Truth, you realize happiness, love, and potential beyond what you ever thought possible. And that’s always compatible.

REWARDED REFLECTIONS & REDIRECTIONS

Forecast for Friday, April 2nd
Sagittarius Disseminating Moon; Part 2


As wildly flexible and erroneously eager we we may be to begin, a disseminating moon, nevertheless, motions us to take a graceful breather of contentment for the moment, in the moment, and maybe even to enjoy some unexpected accidents of insight, or unintentionally learn a thing or two about a thing or two…

Because really, what do we really know? I mean really… 

If these ideas are actually entertained, there is sure to be reward.

Astrologer Dane Rudhyar acknowledged, through a particular degree beckoning the celestial energies today, that there is a “reward which meets every effort at integrating into a social environment for those who remain true to their own selves… that the essential technique for successful living is the development of a consciousness in which peace and happiness dwell—that good fortune is going to bless your life.”

I never decide if an idea is good or bad until I try it. So much of what gets in the way of things being good is thinking that we know. And the more that we can remove any baggage we’re carrying with us, and just be in the moment, use our ears, and pay attention to what’s happening, and just listen to the inner voice that directs us, the better.❞
——Rick Rubin


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

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