BREAKING THROUGH THE BREAKDOWN

Forecast for Thursday, February 18th
Taurus Crescent Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—keep on, keepin on…

Settling in to some of these recent changes and upheavals remains a priority, as there isn’t much to focus upon otherwise. Too many unknowns to ponder, and to embrace—however reluctantly—as there isn’t much of an alternative…

You’re either embracing the unknowns and the unknowable now or you’re likely struggling.

Any feelings of insecurity today, with the moon remaining in Taurus, only adds to any obvious discomfort… however, if you’re beginning to soften to the endless flow of newness and curious unfamiliars—you’re likely waking to the seemingly endless possibilities of opportunity and potential before you, just waiting…

Truly, this, too, can be quite overwhelming.

❝I could no longer discern what was real and what was fake. Everything, including the present, seemed to be both too much and nothing at all.❞
——Clemantine Wamariya

Today remains a therapeutic day to pause, to continue simply taking it all in… breathing in and out, with gratitude… to embrace hopeful optimism in a most practical and realistic manner.

Today’s moon might just need to continue familiarizing with the moment, one moment at a time, as each moment passes into the next, slowly but surely… even as the moments continue to change and fluctuate, flip and collide… to learn each moment anew, as they are.

❝The way you live your days is the way you live your life.❞
——Brigid Schulte

Meanwhile, the sun moves into Pisces, marking the beginning of the dismantling of the current Aquarian assembly, (something which has not manifested itself in the same strength and intensity since February of 1962—and if any of you were born at that time I would love to hear about your current experiences…) hereafter Venus will follow near the end of the month, and then Mercury mid-March.

The height of this current Aquarian assembly was through the 9th, 10th, and 11th of this month, through the unexpectedness of the Aquarian new moon—through these days you very likely were introduced to an entirely new reality by way of breakthrough or breakdown… not to mention the background tug-of-war between the likes of Saturn and Uranus.

❝The problem is not that the world is a mess, but that we expect it to be otherwise.❞
——Matt Haig

This dismantling suggests a natural flow to follow, as each of the more personal planets, between Venus and Mercury, follow the example of the sun… between now and mid-March you’ll find your center, your grounding, your sense of illusioned security or rootedness—or you’ll understand more clearly how to go about accomplishing these bearings in a new way.

Either way, keep going—slowly, but surely—you need not understand any of it yet, and there’s so much more preparing to emerge; just keep going, keep looking up, keep on keepin on.

❝Being overwhelmed means that your life or work is overpowering you. Regain control by clarifying your intentions, setting realistic expectations and focusing on your next step.❞
——Daphne Michaels


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

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PREPARING A PIVOT OF PAUSE

Forecast for Wednesday, February 17th
Taurus Crescent Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—there is pause within the changes…

The emergence of this new reality, and with it a ‘new quality of being’, as astrologer Dane Rudhyar states it, comes not only a stern sense and rather sobering demand for personal accountability, but what I’ve been yammering on for several posts now: transpersonal responsibility.

Are you walking your talk?—are you, yourself, practicing what you preach?

❝Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform, or pause and reflect.❞
——Mark Twain

Of course, like with anything, this Saturn/Uranus square process is a process and will require patience, determination, and nurturing… the manifestations through this process will take time, and ask for your particular skill or brand of hard work toward the ideals of necessity within a context of change.

As Rudhyar puts it, we are being introduced to “the meeting of the traditional past and of the creative spirit pointing to the future…” as well as “the value of anticipating and preparing for expectable conditions—Man should be ready to use past knowledge and skill to meet the demands of a stage yet to come… we are at the stage of vision: new forms are revealed to the consciousness, as well as new ways of meeting other people in social relationships.”

❝Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.❞
—— Lori Deschene

Today’s Taurean moon needs to nurture a new goal or ideal… and everything is changing—perhaps, so too, are your ideals?

A Taurean moon isn’t too keen on abrupt or aggressive change… but responds impressively well to previously planned pivots, and finds a stance rather easily… however, further emphasizing today’s lunarly conjunction to Uranus, through the seventh degree of Taurus, simultaneously squaring Saturn in Aquarius, exactly, perhaps a most unexpected and rebellious act, these days, could be to pause.

❝A pause; it endured horribly.❞
——F. Scott Fitzgerald


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

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PAUSING & PACING & PIVOTING

Forecast for Tuesday, February 16th
Aries Crescent Moon; Part 3

ॐOracular Mantra—new potentials are emerging, but they’re not the familiar sort of potential…

The abandonment of expectation and embracing of flexibility remains the overall theme yet again today, and largely—the theme of the month, in all honesty.

The Saturn/Uranus square is heavily approaching exactness tomorrow, and we’ve been feeling this additional weight for some time, introducing new and likely uncomfortable demands upon tried and true traditional templates—and today offers a moon/Pluto square on top of it all—it’s beginning to look a lot like: f#ck this or ommmm.

Obsession with potentiality—this is how Rudhyar expressed the essence of the degree through which the moon and Pluto meet by square… ‘a man possessed by more gifts than he can hold’, in fact… though this could be both a blessing and a curse—obsessions can devour you or feed you, it is for the mind to decide.

Rudhyar continues, that “the mind which finds itself confronted with a totally unfamiliar and as yet unexperienced type of potency finds it difficult at first to adjust to its new world of perception and possibilities of action—he may rush ahead excitedly and lose his bearings—he should try to reach a state of calm watchfulness, and to learn that at this level too there are limits and restrictions, i.e. laws expressing this new type of ‘order’…”

❝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.❞
——Terence McKenna

Rudhyar states that this degree is “a symbol of warning—a warning against undertaking more than it is as yet safe and sound to attempt.”

This, of course, could be seen as a warning to be careful not to put too much stock, fuss, fear, or fret into potential what ifs—as Terence McKenna has been known to say, because, realistically, “we don’t yet know enough to worry” and beyond this—the universe is reminding us that it simply doesn’t matter: it is what it is and you might need to pause and pace yourself, and relearn everything you thought you knew…

Look within and find your center—especially if nothing feels familiar or recognizable—your reality and your circumstances are behaving in an effort to pivot you toward something wonderful… and this type of wonderful is beyond what your ideal or imagination can conjure, just give it a minute.

You didn’t think it would all come together for you without any unexplainable or misunderstood havoc, did you!?

Through all the ‘f#ck this’ will come the ommmmm. You’ll see.

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

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DISCERNING DISCONNECTIONS

Forecast for Monday, February 15th
Aries Crescent Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—free your mind, and the rest will follow…

“Perceptive people are always more successful in life and in work,” says Loren Miner, COO of the recruitment firm Decision Toolbox. “Top performers aren’t always the smartest people; they’re the ones who connect with others and have a higher EQ [emotional quotient].”

Fastcompany.com writer Stephanie Vozza quotes Loren Miner in that “people send signals about their thoughts all the time… but it can take practice to tune in—when the messages you receive say that the person isn’t on the same page, these are clues that are telling you to step back and redirect—it’s time to change the conversation or change your approach.”

Vozza writes that “Loren says there are five ways you can read someone’s mind—or at least take an educated guess—and build better relationships.”

The five essential hints are to start with generational differences; recognize hot buttons; consider personalities; look for nonverbal communication; and be a good listener.

❝Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.❞
——Shannon L. Alder

It appears as though this list offers all of the discerning details that are currently triggering and troubling much of the collective these days… no wonder there’s such a disconnect.

You may be expecting others to know what you want or need, to read your mind, or to allow you your authenticity without question, without even communicating to others what your authenticity associates with—and yet none of these expectations is realistic, healthy, or rational… especially if you’re struggling to honestly understand any oppositional forces delaying or contorting your efforts or ideals.

❝Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.❞
——Carl Gustav Jung

Do you fully understand who it is you’re dealing with when you contrive your opinions?—do you really do your research?—are you accurately informed on your own arguments?

Are you listening?—are you really listening to all sides of an issue?—are you thinking beyond the issue in and of itself?—are you considering the essence or stance of the issue as itself, without your feelings or opinions being considered?

Do you seek only the differences?—or are you seeking the similarities within the differences despite how skinny they may be?

Are you holding space for respect toward an/Other’s viewpoints or ideals?—do you understand why it is they prioritize what they hold as sacred?—do you willingly plunge yourself into the depths of the context of their plight from their personal point of perspective?


Vozza, S. “Five Ways To Read Someone’s Mind.” fastcompany.com; ©2015.

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——O.R. Melling

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ANTICIPATIONS & PENETRATIONS

Forecast for Sunday, February 14th
Aries Crescent Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—where there are visions there are vectors on this Valentine’s…

The earliest possible origin story of Valentine’s Day is the pagan holiday Lupercalia, a festival in mid-February marking the beginning of spring. Occurring for centuries, the holiday celebrated fertility, sex, and violence.

Men, and even young boys, would strip naked and sacrifice a goat or a dog… and then chase the women and young girls around with the bloodied carcasses, beating them with the sacrificed carcasses to smear the blood, all to inspire fertility.

It was, apparently, though somewhat unthinkably and unrealistically, willingly participated with and even enjoyed by both women and men.

Nothing says love like being beat down with a carcass dripping of blood in superstitious pursuits as foreplay.

The festival also adopted something of a lottery, where men and women were matched in the spirit of fertility for the duration of the festival… and if something sparked, c’est la vie.

How lovely.

This year’s Valentine’s Day offers a lunarly conjunction to Chiron, in Aries—the zodiacal origins of which boast much more preferably to Self rather then Other, much less Us, simultaneously illuminating the ongoing metaphorically carcassed wound of Chiron dutifully working its way through tradition with Saturn—which sounds, to me, about as romantic as the Valentine’s Day grim origins.

Whether you’re coupled or alone, overall, today may carry the weight of an additional burden or misunderstanding…

❝You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.❞
——James Baldwin

If you’re willing to listen to the plights or needs or desires of an/Other over the clinging to, and resonating with your own, you will likely be rewarded with intuitive insights or expanded awareness, in that there may be many other alternative ways of doing or feeling whatever gestures of love you’re trying to orchestrate, experience, offer or share… either for yourself or for an/Other.

Also—always, but particularly today and tomorrow—holding expectations toward anything or anyone is always always an invitation for extreme disappointment, especially when the expectation is for someone to read your mind or know superfluously the rhythm of your heartbeat or inner longings; it’s both despicable and unreasonable, toward both yourself and the targeted someone.

To think of it: to expect an/Other to know, for you, what you might not even know you might want would be much like charging after someone with a bloodied carcass, expecting them to respond with eager enjoyment—you just don’t do that.

Instead, consider vocalizing your desires or needs and sharing your own vulnerabilities and silenced squish… and announce your acknowledged adorations for an/Other aloud—I wonder if this will attract more fertile reciprocations than it would disappointed sacrifices.

Are you creating or perpetuating some of the pain or disappointment you’re experiencing?—in relationship or otherwise, overall.

❝People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.❞
——Jim Morrison

On this note, it is interesting to note that in consideration to sharing aloud what you so admire, or asking directly for what you want… a retrograded Mercury will connect to Jupiter in conjunction in Aquarius through a degree, ever so humorously, which describes both anticipation and penetration—if you’re thinking what I’m thinking…

However.

This degree associates itself, rather, with planning over spontaneity, and the prognostications of pressure… “planning for the near future is a possibility because the potential of the future is already operating at the core of the present… Man must be inspired by a vision of what is possible for him to achieve”.

In sharing your feelings, your hopes, your desires, and your devotions—spare the fluff, and acknowledge that the origins of this holiday were supported through the tenderness of a most raw and fleshy honesty in an exaggeratedly primitive fashion… be honest with your heart, it shouldn’t be such a messy run-around.

❝Conversation is the sexiest foreplay, the perfect prelude to sex, the fiery banter that gets you heated, the stimulation of the mind that transmits to the body. Conversation is a give and take. Just like sex itself. And the best give and takes—the best conversations—lead to the best sex.❞
——Zara Barrie

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

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EPIPHANIES & REVELATIONS

Forecast for Saturday, February 13th
Pisces Crescent Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—ideals and actions merge together in alignment with your inner authenticity, peaking your higher self through direct experience…

Peak experiences are experiences which introduce “an altered state of consciousness characterized by euphoria, often achieved by self-actualizing individuals.

The concept was originally developed by Abraham Maslow in 1964, who describes peak experiences as “rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that generate an advanced form of perceiving reality, and are even mystic and magical in their effect upon the experimenter.”

❝What, in fact, do we know about the peak experience? Well, to begin with, we know one thing that puts us several steps ahead of the most penetrating thinkers of the 19th century: that peak experiences are not a matter of pure good luck or grace—they don’t come and go as they please, leaving ‘this dim, vast vale of tears vacant and desolate’. Like rainbows, peak experiences are governed by definite laws. They are ‘intentional’.❞
——Colin Wilson

There are several unique characteristics of a peak experience, but “each element is perceived together in a holistic manner that creates the moment of reaching one’s full potential; peak experiences can range from simple activities to intense events; however, it is not necessarily about what the activity is, but the ecstatic, blissful feeling that is being experienced during it.”

I suppose, too—the intentionality of the experience.

These intentional, or—intentioned, personal epiphanies and revelations tend to require what Maslow describes as flow, which a Piscean moon would inherently understand…

Intentioned flow.

A lunarly t-square alignment with the Nodes today suggests the “reliance upon one’s inner source of inspiration or guidance… and the need for concentration, or at least an inner quiet—[you] must have faith in [your] own subjective strength.”

This would be a mystical degree, indeed… intentionally flowing.

Whatever personal quest or quandary you’ve been navigating—you’re beginning to prepare, or are much more comfortably ready, to take the initial step forward in sharing your discoveries and findings, and to offer your personal peak experiences to inspire others.

❝…Another way of saying that if you want a positive reaction (or a peak experience), your best chance of obtaining it is by putting yourself into an active, purposive frame of mind. The opposite of the peak experience—sudden depression, fatigue, even the ‘panic fear’—is the outcome of passivity. This cannot be overemphasised. Depression—or neurosis—need not have a positive cause (childhood traumas, etc.). It is the natural outcome of negative passivity… The peak experience is the outcome of an intentional attitude…


‘Feedback’ from my activities depends upon the degree of deliberately calculated purpose I put into them, not upon some occult law connected with the activity itself… A healthy, perfectly adjusted human being would slide smoothly into gear, perform whatever has to be done with perfect economy of energy, then recover lost energy in a state of serene relaxation. Most human beings are not healthy or well adjusted. Their activity is full of strain and nervous tension, and their relaxation hovers on the edge of anxiety. They fail to put enough effort—enough seriousness—into their activity, and they fail to withdraw enough effort from their relaxation. Moods of serenity descend upon them—if at all—by chance; perhaps after some crisis, or in peaceful surroundings with pleasant associations. Their main trouble is that they have no idea of what can be achieved by a certain kind of mental effort…


And this is perhaps the place to point out that although mystical contemplation is as old as religion, it is only in the past two centuries that it has played a major role in European culture. It was the group of writers we call the Romantics who discovered that a man contemplating a waterfall or a mountain peak can suddenly feel ‘godlike’, as if the soul had expanded. The world is seen from a ‘bird’s eye view’ instead of a worm’s eye view: there is a sense of power, detachment, serenity. The Romantics—Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Goethe, Schiller—were the first to raise the question of whether there are ‘higher ceilings of human nature’. But, lacking the concepts for analysing the problem, they left it unsolved. And the Romantics in general accepted that the ‘godlike moments’ cannot be sustained, and certainly cannot be re-created at will. This produced the climate of despair that has continued down to our own time. Thus it can be seen that Maslow’s importance extends far beyond the field of psychology. William James had asserted that ‘mystical’ experiences are not mystical at all, but are a perfectly normal potential of human consciousness.
——Colin Wilson


Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973
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——O.R. Melling

POINTS OF UNION

Forecast for Friday, February 12th
Pisces Crescent Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—could things be looking upward again?…

Unraveling misunderstandings could take priority today as numerous lunarly and planetary aspecting works in tandem, with symbiotic solutions, deriving from a most unique origin.

Efforts of contribution in these machinations, however mental, should suggest to prove worthwhile… especially if you’re able to envision alternatives beyond yourself, with empathy and compassion for an/Other altogether.

Today celebrates a point of union—be it between yourself and an/Other, an ideal, or a new and upgraded, more evolved way of thinking about the world and your place in it.

❝But when we sit together, close… we melt into each other with phrases—we are edged with mist—we make an unsubstantial territory.❞
——Virginia Woolf

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COMPROMISING SELF/SOUL

Forecast for Thursday, February 11th
Aquarius New Moon at 23°17′

ॐOracular Mantra—the personal responsibility of honoring one’s soul…

The ongoing Aquarian assembly is illuminated by the moon now—and again, as energies of airy fixity remain the paradox, as a massive Aquarian assembly inspires the likes of Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, the sun, and Mercury (and even asteroid Pallas Athene)—which implies, respectively, desires for personal freedom, structural breakthrough, a generosity of spirit, goals of self-discovery and improvement, and heightened thoughts of enlightened reasoning (and honorable personal principles).

All of these components are currently, and quite strongly, being bound together, asking to be organized, strategized, reformed, and ultimately, revealed—from daydreamed ideals into visualized and actualized reality—this month is all about preservation, and making things happen, through that sweet spot with structure and flow, through pressure and trust. And these things you’re making happen—they’re big, and they embody an essence of who you are, your personal Truth, and they will further you into the future… and they may, quite probably, be emerging through your taking a personal responsibility for something from your past.

❝Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.❞
——Jean-Paul Sartre

Basically, the planets moving through Aquarius are double-dog daring you, through whatever house in your nativity is cusped by Aquarius, to free yourself from some ongoing imposing limitation, either your own or one assigned to you, in an effort to become more authentically You.

However. The moon moves void of course after illuminating the caboose of this assembly… which suggests that the potency of your efforts is not quite ready to quicken its fruits—or, in other words, as ready and prepared as you might consider yourself to be in your efforts and your ideals—apparently, there is more structural balance to be achieved.

Are you able to surrender—even a smidge—into something new and/or different?

Something isn’t clicking—there is likely a sensation of displacement or alienation—and it’s up to you to be curious enough to delineate the conundrum, or resolve the disconnect—whatever it is for you in your reality.

Your ideals and goals are likely spot-on—however, the implementation through which your plans are being strategized might need revised or shifted… a gentle pivot might be necessary.

❝Overthinking arises when you are disconnected—disconnected from the body, mind, soul, society and the nature.❞
——Amit Ray

Something isn’t clicking—and your are only beginning to submerge yourself into the depths and subtleties of precisely what isn’t clicking.

I realize that this celestial pause for realistic restructuring, or reflective revising, may not be fully appreciated for what it is at this time—and through this very heavy assembly of Aquarian force field you may even be quite adamant that your ways are the best ways and that the disconnect lies beyond you… again, the heavens are suggesting a flexibility—and, however rigidly or wildly inflexibly these ‘new and improved’ manifestations could become, these manifestations—likely occurring in all directions—are offering you a better way…

Once realized, and clarified, you’ll see—it’ll all fall into place.

Perhaps there is a nascent (dis)connection within this urging pause now unexpectedly existing somewhere between Now and No Longer that needs mended before Not Yet can be fully orchestrated?

Are you compromising/sabotaging yourself?

Are you compromising/sabotaging your individuality?

Are you compromising/sabotaging your capacity of freewill?

Are you compromising/sabotaging your objectivity?

Perhaps the answers to these questions can be traced back into your past?

Perhaps the answers to these questions can be linked to the personal revolution that is currently unfolding… through these new perspectives, should you be embracing them—perhaps new upsets are arising in an effort to further strengthen your core integrity?

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

Personal responsibility links itself to self-discipline, which links itself to one’s personal capabilities of will, which links itself to one’s authentic spark… it is one’s personal responsibility to honor one’s soul, and one’s spirit—and through this responsibility, the soul meets the spirit in right-action… and naturally, and somewhat magically, this cohesion of cosmic connectedness is honored.

Astrologer Dane Rudhyar makes comment to the value and power of self-discipline—that this, at a very basic level, cannot be accomplished unless a realization of self occurs, and this realization is possible through a connection with soul, with the soul as one’s guide, as one’s teacher—again, as Rudhyar explained, that the under-standing of this connection unfolds itself through standing under the guidance of one’s soul, with absolute trust… and through this—through personal discipline—one’s authentic purpose makes itself known.

And so again, I ask you—are you compromising or sabotaging yourself in any way? As this could be the clarity standing in between your Now and your Not Yet… between you and what makes you You.

❝To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul—would you understand why that’s much harder?❞
——Ayn Rand

☉☾♒︎ at 23°17′ at 11:06am PST; 12:06pm MST; 1:06pm CST; 2:06pm EST

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——O.R. Melling

PROVOKING POTENTIALS

Forecast for Wednesday, February 10th

Capricorn/Aquarius Balsamic Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—everybody knows everything…


Except, most typically—maybe we don’t.


And we likely—it’s most probable—that we don’t.
But you might not want to be reminded of this today…


The moon moves into opinionatedly peer-reviewed Aquarius later in the evening*, and applies a connection with Saturn in conjunction, which will simultaneously be squaring Uranus and connecting to Chiron, in tandem with a retrograded Mercury in Aquarius squaring Mars in Taurus to trickle about beyond midnight and into tomorrow’s early morning hours…


These influences, through today and tomorrow, will likely manifest by blocking our ability to properly or adroitly understand our circumstances completely within their subtle complexities, or could thwart our ability to clearly or legibly communicate our needs or desires, or doubts, in accordance with our circumstances.


Today’s energies may offer some seriously frustrating or obfuscated content or scenario to digest… and there could be an overall pessimism to it, regardless of the actuality within a larger context, as well as the intriguing detail involving the degree through which MercuryRx and Mars meet being associated to “the unmasking of hidden motives and personal secrets…”


Defeatist mindsets would not behoove you, though it will be an easy alternative to honest confrontation.


Please be mindful of the words you choose to use, with yourself, truly, but especially with others.
Please be mindful of your ability to be patient, as the actual application of patience could be small—though its effects, if applied, could be profound… we simply don’t know enough to worry, as Terrence McKenna always assured.


Please be mindful that ease doesn’t always arrive looking like ease… the etymological origin of the word ‘patience’ refers to ‘undergoing’, to ‘suffer’ or ‘bear’.


It’s likely that, whatever the circumstances, we’re undergoing some component within the overall for a navigible detour that feels preplanned…


Today and tomorrow—tomorrow being the new moon—will offer a most heightened and emphasized Aquarian vibration, as the ongoing Aquarian assembly seems to be at its climax point, meaning that the essence of Aquarian energies will have a tremendous influence, for better or worse… let’s delineate this.


Heightened and emphasized Aquarian vibrations could account for any strangeness being experienced—oddities, glitches, erratic or inconsistent coincidences, unexpectedness, or overall randomness… still, there might be something more occurring, underneath it all.
These energies could refer directly to recent news, or current unmasking… or it could refer to something more subtly complex.


Aquarian energies, overall, tend to be unusually useful, especially when focused… these useful and focused, albeit erratic, spurts of insight, or brilliance, can be inspiring, revelatory, and daring—pushing and provoking the edges between normality and extremes… these energies can challenge the status quo and question rigidity, allowing for much needed changes or alternatives.


The illuminated essence of Aquarius is humanitarianism, and community, and win-win-win scenarios… it is focused, intelligent, and strategic, aiming at ideals, with a determined spirit toward diversity, and team efforts, and stretching beyond the comfort zones of the individual experiencing the influence—so everyone, naturally, will respond extremely differently.


The shadowy potentials of Aquarius include chilly aloofness, alienation, detachedness, displacement, erratic manifestations, and disruptiveness, as well as provocativeness, or rebelliousness and defiance out of spite.


Aquarian energies are far-reaching and far-seeing and tend to have a futuristic edge… whatever signaling or messaging, alarms, or news you’ve been receiving could also have something to do with these energies… shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera calls this moon the a Prophet’s Moon, a moon when we “look to the future and think about how it might be… stay away from apocalyptic it’s, though.”


Essentially, today’s moon, as it illuminates the ongoing Aquarian assembly to a perpetuatingly untamed degree, reminds us that we need to undergo whatever experiences we’re currently undergoing—that there are things through this chosen terrain to be learned…


We’re learning now, whatever our circumstances, that sometimes there’s simply many things that need to be seen through the long-term… and this is the beginning.


Everybody knows everything…


Except, most typically—maybe we don’t. Not yet.

And we likely—it’s most probable—that we don’t.
But you might not want to be reminded of this today…

*5:20pm PST; 6:20pm MST; 7:20pm CST; 8:20pm ESTKaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.


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

TAKING TRANSPERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Forecast for Tuesday, February 9th
Capricorn Balsamic Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—continued need to be realistic while simultaneously being honest, and compassionate…

Wow. There’s a powerful feel from the energies today, yeah?

Unresolved insecurities reign, and past pain—be it personal or collective—rise to the surface to be acknowledged in new light…

❝There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.❞
——Bram Stoker

Will you allow yourself a place within this space of taking a patient pause in this pain?—whether it is yours or an/Others—in honor of it simply as it is, for what it is, to feel it as it feels, without blame or shame or any specificity—simply tuning into the Cosmic Wound…

Will you allow it to be so as to release it from your psychic shackles?

Will you continue to dwell here?—within this present pain that may be yours, or may not be yours at all, stagnated and without direction… people love their pain, there is such demand for personal woe—though pain and suffering was never meant to be the foundational motivation of humanity, nor should the soul ever become attached to the pain it experiences…

Will you project this unnamed pain, and all of its unknown and unknowable origins, this pain by which you ignore or repress or avoid or deny within yourself and selfishly and ignorantly cast it about in blame and shame and entitlement to anyone in earshot?

These are your choices these days and today.

Will you be honest with yourself in his you answer these questions?

❝Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.❞
——Brene Brown

Today the first Saturn/Chiron sextile exacts itself, suggesting that these current energies are both ripe and raw with opportunities for some radically real tender loving care—any past pain, insecurities, hangups, triggers, or unhealthy conditioning you’re still struggling with, or through, needs to be appropriately acknowledged, loved, and resolved by way of personal accountability and routinely disciplined ‹transpersonal responsibility› so that ‘the emergence of new mutations according to the great rhythms of the cosmos’ can manifest within your reality.

Overall, cosmically speaking, in translation of the planetary oracular—today is a crucially heightened opportunity to take transpersonal responsibility for your own actions in this lifetime… so that true potential and abundance can fully emerge for you, and for mankind as a collective, one self-directing individual at a time.

❝People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.❞
——Carl Jung



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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