A BUILDING INFLUENCE OF NOT YET

Forecast for Thursday, October 22nd
Capricorn Crescent Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—a wonderfully celestial day to prepare…

Today may be another one of those rare and naturally odd, and somewhat psychically confounding, times when Capricornian energies vibrate currencies of assurance and Saturnian inclinations ring optimistically…

Hallelujah and amen.

Today, as shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera shares, we “attempt the impossible…”

Whether you are attempting something large or small, something within or out in the world at large—today offers a higher probability for you to feel more inclined, better equipped, more appropriately prepared, or confidently assured to confront or embrace whatever it is that previously had you stammering.

Hallelujah and amen.

You’ve had the power within yourself all along—but today you are much more convinced of it.

Today you’re willing to be directly accountable for your own reality.

There might, however, be a lull of alienated thoughts or displaced feelings humming in the background…

❝Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.❞
——Pope John XXIII

Still. The impossible is a matter of opinion—anything is possible, are you kidding?!—anything happens all the time…

Also, the sun moves into Scorpio today… tis the time of year to go inward and confront our own darkness and forgotten power, to emerge renewed, revived, and refined.

Could it be that some of the alienated thoughts or displaced feelings are just a subtle alarm, triggering you to probe more deeply still into your own fears in an effort to conjure your inner warrior and will?

Maybe.

Or maybe it’s the building influence of tomorrow’s Aquarius first quarter moon—a moon which will announce, for you, something of a preview to what is in store in the new year as this lunar event occurs upon the zero point degree; be mindful of the signs and symbols, and the subtle shifts you feel today and tomorrow—truly, this entire week—these shifts will mean something to you later.

Go deep and examine your Now, re-emerge and look forward to Not Yet… and connect your strategic dots of ideal into your reality.

You are at a breaking point. I hope you’ve been strategizing, because it’s now go time… your bluer than blue horizons have been waiting.

Now’s the time, the time is Now. Hallelujah and amen.


★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—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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——O.R. Melling

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SWALLOWING, SPOONS & SQUISH

Forecast for Wednesday, October 21st
Capricorn Crescent Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—a very sobering Saturnian-feeling day, indeed…

Please allow me to share with you what Bill Bryson writes, in his book “The Body”, through the following paragraphs»

»The greatest choking authority of all time was almost certainly a scholar American doctor with the luxuriant name of Chevalier Quixote Jackson, who lived from 1865 to 1958. Jackson has been called the father of American bronchoesophagoscopy, and he was most assuredly that, though it must also be said there were not a lot of other contenders. His specialty—his obsession—was with foreign objects that had been swallowed or inhaled.

»Over a career that lasted almost 75 years, Jackson specialized in designing instruments and refining methods for retrieving such objects, and in the process build up an extraordinary collection of 2,374 imprudently ingested items. Each object is fastidiously cataloged by age and sex of the swallower; type of object; whether it lodged in the trachea, larnyx, esophagus, bronchus, stomach, pleural cavity or elsewhere; whether it proved fatal or not; and by what means it was removed. It is presumed to be the world’s largest assemblage of the extraordinary things people have put down their throats, whether by accident or bizarre design.

»Among the objects Jackson retrieved from the gullets of the living or dead were a wristwatch, a crucifix with rosary beads, miniature binoculars, a small padlock, a toy tumpet, a full-sized meat skewer, a radiator key, several spoons, a poker chip, and a medallion that said (perhaps just a touch ironically) “carry me for good luck”.

»Jackson was a cold and friendless man by all accounts, but there seems to have been some kindness buried within him. In his autobiography he recorded how on one occasion he removed from a child’s throat “a grayish matter—perhaps food, perhaps dead tissue” which had kept her from swallowing for some days, then had his assistant give her a glass of water. The girl took a cautious sip and it went down, then took a larger sip… “then she gently moved aside the glass of water and the nurse’s hand, took hold of my hand and kissed it”, Jackson recorded of the sole incident in his life that seems to have touched him.

»In the seven and a half decades he was active, Jackson saved hundreds of lives and provided the training that allowed others to save countless more. Had he been a touch more charming with patients and colleagues, he would doubtless be better known today.



Today’s moon squares the squish of Chiron and applies conjunctions to the harsher heavyweights in Capricorn, to be exact tomorrow, suggesting that this building weight being experienced—or endured—could feel as though it’s swallowing you whole.

How could you better navigate these predicaments?

How can you refine what you’re experiencing or enduring in a way that offers you a better understanding of the capacity for passing through these transitions more effectively?

Because Chiron is involved, by square, some of the details you come into contact with could hurt, or trigger pain, or discomfort, and overall be more complicated to identify, or retrieve so easily, or to process… though it may also be simply trying to trigger a deeply hidden ability or reservoir of private treasure—to be given a bit more freely.

Or, to simply be appreciated for what it is. Like with an x-ray, the light illuminates the matter—not to inflict pain, but to better identify its source.

Maybe when it hurts, or it’s uncomfortable, or it’s simply odd or dark or complicated—it’s better to open to it rather than closing yourself down from it.

Even the most touching of gestures can be conveyed with warmth, despite a stoic wall… but wouldn’t it be better with a smile?

It’s also a detail to note, that the obtuse and obdurate Mars/Saturn square is waning, finally, and this should offer you a bit of reprieve from feeling completely and entirely swallowed—breathing will help, as will asking for help… or asking for what you need.

Despite experiencing any insecurities or suffering from vulnerabilities feeling exposed, your dignity will not be swallowed, but God willing—your prideful ego may need to be.

❝The problem with introspection is that it has no end.❞
——Philip K. Dick


Bryson, B. “The Body.” Doubleday Publishing; ©2019.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—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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——O.R. Melling

CASTING SHADOWS, THE SUN IS PUSHING THROUGH

Forecast for Tuesday, October 20th
Sagittarius Crescent Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—if you had a wish, what would it be…?

Today has you coming from a place of imagination and make-believe, confronting this place within yourself toward how you utilize its fancies and whimsy.

Play with it.

Today may have you resenting any moving through the motions—which will remind you why living in action is imperative.

Life is meant to be lived.

Today you are likely striving toward all which has been repressed or oppressed, both collectively and individually—but particularly, individually and personally—with openness… and you’re working to be released from these self-made limitations, clearing new paths for potential.

Trust yourself.

❝I was staring at the sky
Just looking for a star
To pray on or wish on
Or something like that…❞
——Fiona Apple; lyrics to “Paper Bag”

Now, keep in mind that today’s moon illuminates the South Node in Sagittarius, further illustrating, possibly through emotionality, the clearing of these pesky neuroses; trouble may emerge or unfold—when such an awareness is realized. There are no ultimate or ideal examples available to machinate in make-believe, nor does All That Is understand the rigidity of definitions—simply living in action is paramount.

Don’t let the troubles deter you.

❝We were at the table by the window with the view
Casting shadows, the sun was pushing through
Spoke a lot of words, I don’t know if I spoke the truth
Got so much to lose
Got so much to prove
God don’t let me lose my mind…❞
——Cage the Elephant; lyrics to “Trouble”

Today also offers Venus moving through the twenty-first degree of Virgo, which squares the Nodes exactly, creating a mutable tsquare alignment—offering, ever so celestially conveniently—the degree symbolism associated with “integration”… and would also represent the ‘how’ in these potentially troubling circumstances.

In other words: finding an integration between your reality and ideal is how you’ll resolve your troubles.

The number twenty-one, itself, symbolizes the associations with the tarot card The World, which, in turn, lends itself to the fulfillment of what is willed…

Heaven help you, you are cosmically supported now.

❝It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine…❞
——REM; lyrics to “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”

Truly, it will take the collective will of the world to fulfill such a seemingly ‘tall order’, yet the orderliness that is an integrated cohesiveness between individual human souls and cosmic origins—when combined in right action—absolutely no other details in between should ever be given a second thought.

Including the individual perspectives of all others—we’re all on our own journey, with our own perspectives, and our own connection with All That Is. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, and this can be quite the ponder, especially these days.

But, oh, what a ponder that would be… to imagine and perceive a world allowing of all it could be.

My astrological recommendation for today would be to continue on your journey—maybe a bit more playfully—and trust yourself… because, honestly, what harm would you ever cause your self or another if you’re listening to the whispers of your soul?


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

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—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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——O.R. Melling

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PROBABLE PROVOCATIONS

Forecast for Monday, October 19th
Sagittarius Crescent Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—breaking down and breaking through resemble both pain and pleasure, pressure and freedom…

The word ‘verisimilitude’ describes “the appearance or semblance of truth; the probability of something…” an uncommon noun meaning “probability, plausibility,” literally a “resemblance to the truth”.

❝The beauty was always there, but moments of true awareness were rare.❞
——Jane Goodall

As the truth-seeking and truth-learning and truth-sharing Sagittarius moon joins forces with a retrograded depth-investigating and skeptical Mercury in Scorpio in opposition to a probability-defying Uranus in Taurus through the ninth degree… this will likely highlight and illuminate today’s energetic force fields between breakdown and breakthrough, facts and fictions, thoughts and feelings—between what’s real and what’s meaningful… and, most naturally, verisimilitudes are quite probable.

Don’t be tricked by the verisimilitude into forgetting the real reality of matters.

❝Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.❞
——Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truths may emerge fiercely today, some without apology, or, for that matter, without invitation. Some truths will set you free… but as Gloria Steinem once proclaimed, they may first piss you off.

But also, and perhaps more importantly—as these verisimilitudes will emerge, fiercely, in all directions, and without apology or invitation… these will, ultimately, be demanding to be discerned appropriately, with emotional intelligence, and nothing more.

Open-mindedness will be necessary…

Finally, the unexpected incident of impact from Saturday, however subtle or stressing, or otherwise invoking—something was being drilled in or extracted, as if with precision or skill…

It’s probable that this issue may be poked at, yet again.

You’ve been warned *wink*

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—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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——O.R. Melling

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AN AWE TOWARD FEAR

Forecast for Sunday, October 18th
Scorpio Crescent Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—another day of intensity toward that which you would likely rather not linger…

Many theorists and -ologists of various origin now believe that demons were merely a way of describing things we now understand to be viruses, bacteria, infection, or myriad neuroses, such as epilepsy, countless phobias, or even dyslexia…

Take the phenomenon of goosebumps.

One of the medical terms for goosebumps is horripilation—a fancy word sourcing itself to the modern day ‘horror’, its Latin root ‘horrēre’ meaning “to bristle with fear”.

We’ve all experienced goosebumps. Prickly shivers causing chills—these seemingly random and mysterious physical indications continue to elude many medical practitioners in the twenty-first century, and are better understood through the wisdoms of spiritual masters.

Innerself.com writer Floco Tausin writes that “according to current physiology, goose bumps are a relic of a distant past… when the hominids of prehistoric times were still covered with dense hair, the rise of the hair protected from the cold and made women and men look bigger and more menacing—which is thought to have helped avert combats in threatening situations.”

The bristling of fear…

❝Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.❞
——Paulo Coelho

Tausin continues, as “religious and spiritual traditions of non-Western cultures point to a different aspect: prickly feelings are associated with meditative and ecstatic states, often while experiencing a deep devotional love towards a deity…” Tausin reasons that “this is not so difficult for us to comprehend if we remember that we know this feeling from very beautiful moments, be it while listening to harmonious music, looking at touching natural phenomena, or feeling as One with a person we love.”

Where is the bristling of fear within these?

Indian Yoga texts informed Tausin that ‘the prickly feeling’ we associate as goosebumps “as a phenomenon of bhakti”, which describes devotional love… “and in the Hindu epics and legends, the hair of the bodies of heroes, yogis and gods raise when they behold divine beings or hear timeless truths…” as well as in religious literature, “the prickly feeling is also mentioned as an accompanying aspect of deep contemplation and meditation: after the thoughts have ceased to flow, an overwhelming joy spreads throughout the whole body which may intensify to total ecstasy—the phenomenon is not unknown to some mystics of the Semitic religions, that church father Augustine wrote in the 4th century about a holy shiver that suddenly has come over him and let him recognize the invisible nature of the creation of God.”

Is fear, too, maybe something we’ve yet to fully understand within a daily basis context?

Indeed.

Tausin writes that goosebumps, in these ecstatic states, express a “state of deep humility… [that] the prickly feeling is a phenomenon often reported by members of societies that frequently use ritual techniques of ecstasy and trances to achieve altered states of consciousness… we have anthropological data suggesting a close connection between goose bumps and ecstatic states or trance from Bengal, Micronesia and South America, where the tingling is often associated with the presence of super-human powers and certain states of the soul.”

❝People are constantly going in and out of trance. When someone is staring out a window or reading a book and does not notice another person entering the room, or the passage of time, this is an example of trance. When we go to a movie, our minds enter the trance state, temporarily permitting ourselves to enter into the world of the film, and losing track of what is going on around us… We say we suspend judgment, but in reality the film entrances us, so that we agree with the premise of the reality portrayed in the film.❞
——Laurence Galian

And, like everything that is largely misunderstood, shamelessly entrancing, and shadowed through fear—an endless potential of healing can be explored through horripilation techniques.

Be it Ayurvedic teachings, medical diagnosis and research, neurological studies, or psychologically therapeutic processes—goosebumps are liberatingly intoxicating.

Allow me to share with you a smidge more of »Tausin’s findings…

»It is known as a symptom of various, often infectious diseases, along with cold, faint, dizziness, numbness and other troubles. There are indications, however, that the prickling is, like fever, a defensive reaction of the body. Fact is that certain medicine can cause prickly feelings in patients. Interpreted from the perspective of energy, the active agent of the medicine causes the patient’s subtle energy to flow out of the psychosomatic body through the prickly feeling and, thus, to clear body and mind from the disease.

»Furthermore, there are statistical studies suggesting ‘chills’, usually accompanied by prickling, to have an unexplored health benefit. It was found that fever patients with blood poisoning who have chills show higher survival rates, compared with those patients who do not experience chills. The researchers suspect that, in general, patients with chills are able to respond more effectively to diseases.

»If we proceed thinking in line with the energetic-cathartic interpretation, we learn that inner tensions are made conscious and get resolved through the experience of the prickly feeling. In fear situations, for example, it is the energy of fear that we release through our psychosomatic body—this allows us not only to stay calm and centered in such situations, but we can even learn to enjoy this energy—fear loses its emotional power over us.

»Also, the prickling in the head, which sometimes is noticeable in states of intense anger, has the effect of a ‘valve’ and allows us to immediately become calm and relaxed—in this way, we have not suppressed the aggression but rather let its energy flow out of our body without being rude or even destructive against ourselves or others—we have overcome the anger.

»The same happens with strong affection in love or sexuality. A conversation with a sympathetic human being can cause a relaxing prickly feeling—it enables us to enjoy that moment free from possible oppressive constraints and desires. Also, those who try to convert their sexual energy will increasingly experience hair standing on end, indicating the outflow of transformed sexual energy—by way of an ecstatic full body orgasm, which relaxes and strengthens body and mind and lets us experience a beautiful and joyful environment.

❝Como vulgarmente se dice, se le ponía la piel de gallina cada vez que se rompía un huevo.❞
(As they say, he got goosebumps every time an egg was broken.)
——Laura Esquivel

Seemingly, goosebumps resemble a physical manifestation of the universal relational law between love and fear… today may be a day to examine which response route you typically gravitate toward… and why.

Is fear serving you? Would choosing love free you?

Goosebumps manifesting, or not, something is emerging, something coming to the surface—to be acknowledged, better understood, tended to, and officially addressed—in its right light.

Today’s Scorpio moon could be easily triggered, defensive, or simply on the lookout to attack, much like the neural defenses of primitive man’s brain… severe misunderstandings could occur, or alarming misdiagnoses, or possibly a jolting recall to the squishy source of a matter. Lunarly energies alone, much more combined with pretty heavy influencing—today will have impact.

Perhaps even goosiebump prompting.

Mars retrograded in Aries will square Jupiter in Capricorn at 19°27’—the last time these two squared by aspect was on August 4th at 19°45’… these powerful energies will meet again through the uplifting degree which associates itself to “the use of creative imagination and understanding; of overcoming crises through compassion… and rising to the occasion toward the ideal of plentitude.”¹

If that doesn’t prompt goosebumps…

If you have the divine pleasure of knowing what it is you want and need—you are allowing no hesitation toward the activating of it.

Tuning in more closely, and unrelentingly, to what’s truly important will serve you now…

❝Man’s desires are limited by his perceptions; none can desire what he has not perceived.❞
——William Blake

Today’s degrees also conjure something of heightened perspective, to see more clearly the rigid details of your reality… “while little acts of kindness can improve people’s lives, things done for others often have an unexpected spinoff: nourishment can come in the form of food, water, words, love [however, there will be] those who stubbornly resist moving on or changing their habits even if it is to their own detriment… what would really happen if you left or withdrew your time, resources, or energy?—be careful that what’s being fed is in fact nourishing for those receiving it, and not just feeding codependency.”²

You may even be discovering so much from this heightened perspective—is it too much!?—that it’s becoming difficult to function as normal, or to feel as you typically would, or to narrow down the essence of it all in digestive bits… to more appropriately navigate your ideal—try to maintain a sense of balance.

Of course, today’s Scorpio moon may not allow this. Scorpionic energies are intense, and extreme—unapologetically—and strive to both question and honor both the shadows and the light; balance, per Scorpio, is for the mind, not the soul.

The soul seeks prickly chills… the soul longs for goosebumps.

Also, the balancing Libran sun will square the likes of Saturn at 25°39′ exactly; acting as a last quartered phase of a yearly cycle, this solar/Saturn influence could either interfere with or inspire your stance toward a healthy emotional equilibrium—a narrowed focus upon the important, with an active will and truth of heart working in a balanced tandem, will move mountains now…

❝If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.❞
——Toni Morrison

Do you dare self-author your own reality?

Do you dare allow yourself a much needed potential healing through goosebumps?

The sobering scare-tactics of Saturn are likely double-dog daring you… and today’s Scorpio moon will likely provoke goosebumps of fear if you resist the titillating goosebumps of your own power.



Tausin, F. “Goose Bumps: Holistic & Spiritual Messengers.” innerself.com; © 2017.
¹Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
²Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—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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——O.R. Melling

HURTING & HEALING

Forecast for Saturday, October 17th
Scorpio Crescent Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—the most vulnerable of places offers the most powerful rewards…

The probing Scorpio moon is applying and exacting a conjunction to a retrograded Mercury at 10°40′ Scorpio, a degree which associates itself “to be[ing] more secure in venturing forth; but this assurance can also lead to unwarranted daring and trust.”

Just before that, however, the moon opposes Uranus in Taurus, which could require some additional attention to the details.

Further, today’s energies may present an unexpected incident in some way, pain, or otherwise invoking; something being drilled in or extracting something, as if with precision or skill…

❝The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.❞
——Oscar Levant

Today may be intense. Breathe and brace yourself.

Whatever shadow work you endure today may offer you a very vital exposure to something you might otherwise not volunteer for or mindfully make time to experience. As shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera suggests, today is a day to “study our darkness”.

As astrologer Robert Wilkinson shares, “we are Light—all things are composed of Light in various frequencies that express as limitless forms, and some light frequencies are of greater density than others… all shadows result from light hitting a dense object—psychological shadows too; therefore, it’s good to become as translucent and translucid as possible to dispel lurking shadows… if you must look at and/or deal with shadows, whether your own or another’s, refocus your Light on the object being illuminated, since that form is the source of the shadow.”

What illuminates itself today will maybe hurt—but will also, ultimately, heal.

❝Darkness is beautiful. It has tremendous depth, silence, infinity. Light comes and goes; darkness always remains, it is more eternal than light. For light you need some fuel; for darkness no fuel is needed—it is simply there.❞
——Osho


★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—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

BOLDLY, BRAVELY, BRILLIANTLY

Forecast for Friday, October 16th
Libra New Moon at 23˚53’


ॐOracular Mantra—a sort of magic will unfurl…

According to a French proverb, “what is well conceived can easily be formulated…”

Astrologer Raven Kaldera suggests that on today’s moon, the Libra new moon, that “we re-examine our ideals… are they still serviceable and proven? Do we have them as keepsakes of a more naïve time, but don’t really believe them? Do we actually hold to them? Have we been disillusioned, and how did that happen? Are we willing to fight for what we believe in, even if no one else believes it?”

Today is an ideal day to contemplate your answers to these questions, and, in true Libran fashion—deliberate both the questions and your answers—as well, of course, as all possible answers infinitum—thoroughly process every last one of these, weigh them justly, and balance it all against it all… balance both your thoughts and feelings toward and against all oppositional possibilities, and further—balance your thoughts «with» your feelings about it all, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, into infinity.

Or.

As the heavens would support you in my suggestion today…

Instead of going back and forth, back and forth, and back and forth again, and looking elsewhere for this, that, and the other thing in that one insight through which you seek—and surrender.

Just know… trust your inner knowingness.

Feel it—really feel it—all your abundance of answers and abundance of ‘lack’ are already within—pre-balanced, if you will—toward which side do you typically lean?

The wisdom for anything is already yours, always—trust this.

Boldly, bravely, and brilliantly.

❝What’s good or bad doesn’t matter to me; what does matter is feeling and not feeling.❞
——Jimi Hendrix

Libran energies are a(n) (im)balanced motley mix of both logical reasoning and illogical emotions, rational feelings and irrational thoughts, through the likes of both airy and Venusian influencing—preferring, however, to keep these as ideas, thoughts: seeds, if you will, to be germinated and empowered in Scorpio, associated with purpose in Sagittarius, and striving for accomplishment in Capricorn, the ideal in Aquarius, and an entire immersion of Beingness in Pisces, and so on…

Regardless of your circumstances—know that you are at a pivotal and incredibly empowering phase within your unfolding right now…

Trust it.

Libra needs the facts, based in reality, in real time, as well as all the potential hiccups and hubbubs possible—typically of an emotional nature—and trust is often rarely factual.

Libra energy is represented by the Scales—a thing, an object, an object without a heartbeat, a thing without a consciousness… but it’s still energy, yes?

And energy moves, and evolves, and sparks.

In Libra, Venus possesses what is often referred to as a “cool heart”, being something of a detached emotionality, safe from irrational regard in nearly every circumstance… and one could argue—a lack of cross over… but Venus is still quite powerfully governing.

And Venus feels—Venus is all feeling, never needing to make sense of it.

This makes matters now… difficult.

❝Cling to what is difficult.❞
——Rainer Marie Rilke

Venus, through this very protective “material” shield (unlike the more organic and deeply rooted material in Taurus…) and unbiased perspective upon anything and absolutely everything—Venus is able to offer love and her charms through balanced, almost time-released capsules of context, seeds of tenderness in a most “solid, and illuminatingly truthful, manner.”

This motley mixture of both blessing and burden is to be nurtured, rather than avoided, resisted, denied, or resented.

A particular need for a celestial pause is indicated…

Truly, depending upon your current or recent blessings, burdens or personal circumstances otherwise, I realize that the notion of nurturing and taking pause—much more, the nurturing of a pause—might truly be easier said than done… though, it must be done—there is no other option at this point.

Through pause—a sort of magic will unfurl…

Should you circumstances be offering you a burden, this ‘burden’ could manifest for you as an unhealthy habit or conditioned behavior, either needing to be acknowledged and broken; or this burden could be an actual obstacle in your way—either circumstance is an opportunity to be effective, to begin anew, to take accountability for your actions, whether these were born in the past or are as current as yesterday.

How you become effective will require a firm commitment on your part, and the adjustments that will need to be made now—as this lunar event will loosely square the ongoing Capricorn stellium between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto—will likely feel somewhat heavy or burdensome in its own way, much more the actuality of this burden and how it’s manifesting for you in your reality.

The more open you are to your burden the more advantageously blessed it will become for you…

❝Why does life keep teaching me lessons I have no desire to learn?❞
——Ashleigh Brilliant

These adjustments needing to be made will likely resemble boundaries—as boundaries are both a blessing and a burden—boundaries will serve you in further clarifying your circumstances as they truly are, as well as defining your reality as it truly is, as well as toward how you’re envisioning it to become.

Should you be trusting a blessing, it’s only just the beginning.

This week’s dedication to further clarifying and reconnecting both ideal with bluer than blue horizon, and thoughts and perceptions with underlying feelings and emotions—all occurring and manifesting through this slow but steadied process of becoming—approached the probability of losing all sense of illusioned control that comes with these much needed clarifications.

Something of a confliction or disruption could be experienced directly or observed indirectly through an/Other.

Surrender to your inner knowingness—do not surrender your power.

Integration is the goal, as well as the opportunity to be found within the burden or blessing alike; all sensations of conflict or disruption will, in their own time, be confronted, clarified, and more appropriately understood, in an effort to find harmony throughout and within all directions of participants involved and participations thereof.

Ultimately, despite reason, despite logical bearing, despite intellectual residuals or proper conception, despite it all—it is through the honesty of your heart, and your ideals, the spark within and throughout, and your willingness to share your squishy squishy vulnerabilities toward your ideals, which will begin to reflect into your current realities, “real” or not—these will find balance and love, but will require the surrender of allowance… boldly, bravely, and brilliantly.

❝Freedom lies in being bold.❞
——Robert Frost


*23°53′ at 12:30pm PDT; 1:30pm MDT; 2:30pm CDT; 3:30pm EDT

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——O.R. Melling

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AWARENESS & PERSPECTIVE

Forecast for Thursday, October 15th
Libra Balsamic Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—awareness and perspective are everything…

Bill Bryson writes in his thoroughly captivating and uber informative book “The Body” that “we pass our existence within this warm wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted.”

Indeed. Such is precisely what we’re in need of reminding ourselves, both spiritually and physically, on such a moon…

He asks the reader somewhat imploringly:

How many among us know even roughly where the spleen is or what it does?

Or the difference between tendons and ligaments?

Or what our lymph nodes are up to?

How many times a day do you suppose you blink? 500? A thousand?

He concludes, rather confidently, that “you’ve no idea, of course.”

❝…And it is surely astounding to reflect that not once in the three billion years since life began has your personal line of descent been broken.❞
——Bill Bryson

Bryson then obliges through the door of eager curiosity he’s opened, that “you blink 14,000 times a day—so many that your eyes are shut for 23 minutes of every waking day, yet you never have to think about it, because every second of every day your body undertakes a literally unquantifiable number of tasks—a quadrillion, a non-nillion, a quinticillion, a vigintillion (these are actual measures); at all events some number of vastly beyond imagining—without requiring an instant of your attention.”

It’s truly incredible, really—what an extraordinary machine our bodies are, and equally as astounding as to how much so many of us take it for granted on a daily basis…

❝The body is often likened to a machine, but it is so much more than that. It works 24 hours a day for decades without (for the most part) needing regular servicing or the installation of spare parts, runs on water and a few organic compounds, is soft and rather lovely, is accommodatingly mobile and pliant, reproduces itself with enthusiasm, makes jokes, feels affection, appreciates a red sunset and a cooling breeze. How many machines do you know that can do any of that? There is no question about it. You are truly a wonder. But then so, it must be said, is an earthworm.❞
——Bill Bryson

Please allow me to share a smidge more of »Bryson’s efforts to inform the average reader of their own capacity for awe…

»In the second or so since you started the sentence, your body has made a million red blood cells. They are already speeding around you, coursing through your veins, keeping you alive. Each of those red blood cells will rattle around you about 150,000 times, repeatedly delivering oxygen to your cells, and then, battered and useless, will present itself to other cells to be quietly killed off for the greater good of you.

»Altogether it takes 7 billion billion billion atoms to make you. No one can say why those 7 billion billion billion atoms have such an urgent desire to be you. They are mindless particles, after all, without a single thought or notion between them. Yet somehow for the length of your existence, they will build and maintain all the countless systems and structures necessary to keep you humming, to make you you, to give you form and shape and let you know the rare and supremely agreeable condition known as life.

»That’s a much bigger job than you realize. Unpacked, you are positively enormous. Your lungs, smoothed out, would cover a tennis court, and the airways within them would stretch from London to Moscow. The length of all your blood vessels would take you two and a half times around the Earth. The most remarkable part of all is your DNA. You have a meter of it packed into every cell, and so many cells that if you formed all the DNA in your body into a single fine strand it would stretch 10 billion miles, to be on Pluto.

❝Think of it: there is enough of you to leave the solar system. You are in the most literal sense: cosmic.❞
——Bill Bryson

»But your atoms are just building blocks, and are not themselves alive. Where life begins precisely is not so easy to say. The basic unit of life is the cell—everyone is agreed on that. The cell is full of busy things—ribosomes and proteins, DNA, RNA, mitochondria and much other microscopic arcana—but none of those are themselves alive. The cell itself is just a compartment—a kind of little room: a cell—to contain them, and it of itself is as nonliving as any other room. Yet somehow when all of these things are brought together, you have life. That is the part that alludes science. I kind of hope it always will.

I think it will.

Now that I’ve (hopefully) caught you in an unexpected moment of awe, within an opened portal of what we refer to as the Mysterious…

As Rudhyar explains it, this opened portal, perhaps, just might be toward “the creative and joyous response to life processes… it is the vivid recognition of the as-yet-unknown in the known.”

Awareness and perspective are everything.

❝You are the product of three billion years of evolutionary tweaks.❞
——Bill Bryson

Bryson, B. “The Body”. Doubleday Publishing; ©2019.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—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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BALANCE IN HEAVY DEMAND

Forecast for Wednesday, October 14th
Virgo Balsamic Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—disruptions can be delicious, and detrimental to soul growth…

There may be an eerie feel in the ether today—feelings, ultimately, to be experienced tomorrow, or, contrarily, the processing of feelings which were experienced yesterday… but unsettling today nevertheless, or, perhaps a more appropriate word would be: disruptive.

Today may feel something like a dreamy, though dutifully disruptive, awakening of sorts right before or after the anticipated alarm sounds a bit earlier than you understood it would, or planned for… like a strange calm before a storm you considered too far away to concern yourself with, or have rendered yourself otherwise unequipped thereby.

Something is happening—but what?

❝There comes a point where you just go, ultimately, I don’t give a f*** anymore.❞
——Helena Bonham Carter

This metaphorical storm need not be warning-worthy—disruptive can be dreamy, and delightful—as this strange energy could be the breakdown before the breakthrough.

Balance is key. And possessing even an inkling of self-awareness would be to your advantage… though, you’ll likely discover how tricky self-awareness can be.

Robert Wilkinson expresses that “this [is a] time of transition and intensifying friction [which] will last through January 2022…”

This is not news so much as it is but a friendly reminder.

“Keep it all as simple, pleasant, and enjoyable as possible as the winds howl all around, and slow everything down as much as possible,” Wilkinson advises… “we’ll all feel a shift in the atmosphere after the sun opposes Mars on October 13, but keep in mind that opposition is exactly partile square Pluto, creating an intense friction with major integrative potential between October 10-16… protect what needs protecting, nurture what needs nurturing, and play good defense.”

Continued, Wilkinson adds, touchingly, that “being practical in this time of learning and applying Divine Discrimination will be important in understanding the practical structures we’ve been building all year. Try not to get discouraged at the constant gear grind, and remember that we’re all more aware, capable, and stronger together than we are separately.”

❝You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.❞
——Bette Davis

Feeling your way through today, in one way or another—be it daydreamily or dutifully on task—will be today’s major celestial influence… feeling your way through, however disruptively, in a way that is most constructive, rather than potentially destructive—whatever that looks like for you.

Today’s moon, essentially, is opposing Neptune, squaring the Nodes, and applying an illuminated new moon with the sun and toward a t-square alignment opposing Mars in Aries, and the heavyweights in Capricorn… these energies are demanding a balance that will not be easy to achieve, pressurizing a circumstance which may not offer an easy solution, or comfortable alternative, or gainful stability—for the time being.

However.

You will need to begin believing that this is but a detail within the process of your unfolding, and that whatever it is that is manifesting for you is indeed manifesting «for» you, in your favor.

You’ll see…

❝Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.❞
——Queen Elizabeth II


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★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—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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——O.R. Melling

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WITHIN YOUR CONTROL

Forecast for Tuesday, October 13th
Virgo Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—today will not resemble a typical day…

How do you cope with feeling as though you’re losing control?

How do you mentally or psychically translate burdens into opportunities?—weaknesses into strengths?

How do you recognize that knowingness we refer to as trust occurring within yourself?—and what do you do about it?

These are questions that could arise today as the energies trigger you this way and tantalize you that way, and sway you back around to entrance you backward, or way over yonder… and on a day like this one—a day that might feel a bit more challenging than an otherwise ‘typical’ day… it’s probably for a reason.

Mercury rules today’s lunarly vibrations and these currencies are opening to pinpoint some of the shadowy undercurrents occurring underneath it all… especially the emotional- and feeling-based reverberations, as the moon moves to oppose Neptune exactly as we slumber—tuning in to these energies throughout the day will likely be quite easy, if not unavoidable.

These irrationalities will likely line the seams of every sentence, smile, and silence alike…

❝Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.❞
——Bernice Johnson Reagon

What are some up-keeping ways you could implement a sense of clarity simultaneously to feeling as though you’re losing control?—on the daily or today particularly…

For one, selection—entirely in your control. Be selective; avoid circumstances that trigger you and your emotions, or, if this is also out of your control: simplification and manageability are key.

Secondly, modifications to the circumstances will help in reducing unnecessary disappointments, anxiety, or frustrations… again: simplification and manageability.

Thirdly, a simple shift in focus does wonders—focus on the good, on the opportunity, on the potential, on what you «can» do… not the negative, the burdens, or the limitations. Also—focus upon what you’re doing, in each moment, mindfully… a focusing on the moment at hand.

Fourthly, it is entirely within your control to change your thoughts, and when this begins to occur it will begin to feel more natural to deviate from some of the beliefs you have held onto so tightly that are simply not serving you… if they ever were.

And lastly—you can change your response/reaction… taking yourself, personally, out of any equation entirely truly does wonders in regard to reaction.

All of these options are available to you and absolutely within your control, regardless of the circumstances coming at you…

How wonderful it is to be alive—these options, on the daily, entirely within your control!?

❝When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you.❞
——Ruby Bridges

Aa Mercury stations retrograde at 11°40′ Scorpio today—a degree which associates itself to admitting to some of the harder, darker truths of our reality… offering “resuscitation, the regaining of breath, finding life renewed, and being rescued in moments of crisis…” and squishier conversations that expose vulnerability or ‘weakness’ may need to be had, once and for all, or at the very least initiated, as well as the embracing of forgiveness and honest apology—you know, the shadowy, sticky, smelly components of healing.

And finally, please remember that the sun is opposing Mars exactly today at 21° and simultaneously squaring Pluto, to be exact in two days… determination and willpower are being experienced in tremendously powerful ways—you could really be on to something, and trusting your instincts now is crucial… even if this something appears vague, or looks confusing, or challenging, doesn’t mean it won’t unravel into something quite awe-worthy, and bizarrely clarified… in time.

❝In order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely and purely without fear, without desire. Because things that we do without lust of result are the purest actions we shall ever take.❞
——Alan Moore


To review—here are the dates for Mercury’s retrograde phase:

Mercury moved into Libra—September 5
Mercury moved into Scorpio—September 27
MercuryRx through Scorpio—October 13–27
MercuryRx back through Libra—October 27–November 3
MercuryD in Libra—November 3–10
Mercury back into Scorpio—November 10–December 1

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—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

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

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