GROWING THORNY TENSIONS

Forecast for Thursday, April 22nd
Virgo Gibbous Moon


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

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

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

Perhaps this tension is the collective shadow, manifested?

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

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


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TRY, TRY, TRY AGAIN

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


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

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

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

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

Try, then, to notice the difference.

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


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REORGANIZING & RISING

Forecast for Tuesday, April 20th
Leo Gibbous Moon


Today we’re seeking a sense of grounded-ness, as a Taurean assembly between the sun, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus begin to root their own, individuated motivations into the fertile foundations of new beginnings.

A sense of much needed communion should provide the “riches that come from linking the celestial and the earthly nature…” toward what astrologer Dane Rudhyar explains, “to foresee and thus to prepare for a future situation… relying upon the natural order of unfoldment of all life processes.”

There may be a subtle need to prove something… and today’s Leo moon could easily attach to this and run with it—do try to rise above and actuate yourself beyond yourself. If it’s something you need to prove to yourself, sure… but if you’re trying to ‘make a name’ for yourself, simply to receive applause—something tells me that you’re going about it in an inappropriate way.

However. A new way of doing something is happening…

There could very much be a circumstance of old ways versus new ways, or previous orders of operation combating and/or resisting new orders of operation… reorganizations will be necessary, especially if confrontational behaviors are exuded.

Either way—you might need to expect to see emotionality needing to be expressed… ignorance and innocence, both, is being demonstrated at this time—and it’s necessary… but it will be important to not become an asshole through the process.

Instead, cultivate your practice in patience… and your ability to remain calm, and try not to take anything too personally—especially if something isn’t happening to you.

I try not to get angry about anything because once you start hating one aspect of your life, you look around and think everything is fucked up. It’s much more beneficial if you only take goodness out of everything.
——Any Winehouse


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

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REALIGNING & RE-ATTUNING

Forecast for Monday, April 19th
Leo 1st Quarter Moon at 0°25′

Post written in January, 2020

The sun, Mercury, and Venus now join Uranus, moving through the celestial energies of Taurus in a stellium of steadied steadfast sentiment and spirit, these organic force fields stirring an inner strength, core vitality, and invaluable divinity… in only a matter of days, the energies have moved from go go go go go to—wait, what’s the rush exactly?

The sun/Mercury superior conjunction yesterday occurred through the twenty-ninth degree of Aries… and now Mercury connects to today’s first quarter moon in conjunction by one degree—intuitions are strong now, and if you’re tuned in to your instincts and intuitions, regardless of tedious details or factual logistics, you are likely more prepared and connected than you realize.

This attunement, if you will, to your soul/psyche alignment, is crucial, and invaluable—without such a connection, distractions become overwhelming… drama, inevitable.

You’re at a turn in your journey where you might be needing to make a choice—and your connective attunement will not fail you, if you’re being honest with yourself.

This choice needing to be made may not have a direct placement in your current circumstances, but could influence directions and details down the road, or, maybe this decision needing to be participated with, or action to be considered or strategized, cannot actually be entertained or implemented at the moment… though it requires your attention in an underlying way.

With so much energy moving through Taurus, it must be considered that ‘the roots’ of any issue—just underneath the showy surface of something—need to be nurtured, tended to, actualized, and/or cared for in some way now… in order for your vulnerabilities to eventually express themselves supportively, these fundamental factors must be authentically understood and honestly applied.

Again. It is possible that no actions are needing to be taken at this time, or that anything could be done now anyway—preventative measures, however, couldn’t hurt.

Further, today’s energies are interesting in a provoking way in that both an overwhelm of Taurean energies and a highlight of illuminated Leo energy are both very fixed in nature… you are definitely experiencing the all-natural surge of ambitiousness coursing through your veins, though the manner in which you express these motivations is needing some attention—the ways in which you express these motivations, now, may need to be altered, revised, or entirely changed.

However. Ultimately. You’re working and securing control toward that which you’re striving for…

What exists within your heart needs to move into your head now, becoming balanced and cohesive, especially as these energies eventually move on into Geminian energies—though this can be quite tricky.

When we get out of the glass bottles of our ego, when we escape like squirrels turning in the cages of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright but things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in…
——DH Lawrence


*1stQ/0°25′ at 11:57pm PDT/12:57am MDT; 1:57am CDT; 2:57am EDT
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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ENDINGS OPEN TO NEW BEGINNINGS

AN ACTIONABLE ANNOUNCEMENT
A Letter to You, Dear Reader…


Today, dear readers, marks six years I’ve been writing these daily posts, and tomorrow marks 15,000 days I’ve been alive—which is just a neat little fun fact—and I have been mindfully and purposefully living in alignment through the planetary transits and my personal progressions for the last five years and my life is seriously living, breathing testimony of the Divine… 

This said… I can no longer continue writing these daily posts. 

Since December, my posts have lost a vitality I used to find fulfilling (when I would read them myself), because they used to simply flow through me, and now they don’t, and this saddens me—I have been struggling back and forth with this emerging new truth and inevitable announcement to you for months…

What used to feel so consistent, securing, and dutiful to me (translating for you these posts) now feels weighted, conflicted, and sort of ambivalent, and this crushes me… I have been confronted with something of an inner frustration of sorts, with a strange need to be present in the Now—within my own Now, finally… 

Writing for the future, although I do think I have a talent for it, feels now more like an exchangeable skill, so much more now than ever before, finally… 

A skill, honestly—of value, especially in these times.

Personally, I’m strategizing my life for the next five years, because I’m seeing and feeling around the edgy corners…

Time, above all, is most valuable. And my own time, the time that I devote to these daily posts, is no longer fueling me… but rather, exhausting and depleting me.

It is true, I feel, that I am called to write. And it is true that I am called to write about energy, and patterns, cycles, and magic… and to talk about these things, even, out loud. It is true that I begin to feel charged, even twitterpated, and alive!, when I discuss these matters—and that I am called to inspire you through living breathing examples of astrological magic—I feel necessary, and complementary, and absolutely open-hearted through the connectivity of a nativity with another…

And so, with this, I am continually available for readings—over the phone or through zoom/FaceTime, for a monetary fee.

I would love nothing more than to remind you of an inner spark you’ve forgotten or avoided and/or gently offer you guidance as you proactively strategize your next year or three or five.

For me, astrology is not a trend, or a party trick, or an egoic distraction or spiritual woo-woo dopamine hit—it is a way of life, it is a skill, it is a very technical and ancient tool to be understood and used daily, it is sacred—it is actionable… it would fulfill every fiber of my being if I could pull off writing a book about it—a memoir manifesto of sorts—as far as I know, one does not yet exist… 

One day… I’m manifesting my manifesto daily.

I had half a mind six years ago to think that I could inspire you all to be that much more aware of your inner celestial compass, to hold space in some precious place of awareness, for you to more fully acknowledge your own power by nature and authentically manifest your ideals, to dare to live your lives on the edge that is astrologically inspired and actionable… though I never would’ve dreamed that over a thousand of you would be reading—my cup runs over. Truly. Wow.

I’ve come a long way. Thank you.

{{{{{{{thank you}}}}}}}

If my translations were able to speak to even one of you…

I couldn’t have come this far on my journey without you, dear reader.

I will continue to write, though it will look more like a weekly write-up overview and, I’m strategizing—a monthly newsletter. I would also like to play with the idea of vlogging some of my own astrological theory, and offering tarot insights, as well as getting back into the routine of writing monthly horoscopes.

Honestly, though… I don’t exactly know what all of this looks like yet. It will take some time…

Finally, I am looking forward to more intimately studying more than the moon, but furthering much more into each of the planetary presences, more fully through individuated columns, even if only by delineating degrees… all of which would be offered through a monthly subscription sign-up through varying monthly subscription pricing rates. 

I have big plans, I promise… and my ideal, for you, is to create a personal astrology that is actionable. Honestly, if something has become difficult—the astrology isn’t being navigated appropriately… which is why I’m attempting to continue walking my own talk, however awkward it may feel to either of us, and working in alignment with the astrology of this page/relationship with you.

The weekly wherewithal write-up overview, then, as I have promised you in the past, will continue to be my complimentary offering to you.

And until I know more securely what all of this actionable astrological articling looks like—I’ll continue to write through the remaining days of April, and begin the weekly write-ups in May.

Let’s all ease into this transition, shall we? I feel uneasy, too…

Despite this unknown uneasiness, why would I stop navigating the astrology now? I’ve been living authentically for five years now and my life has become so much more… alive!—through the highs, the lows, the thick, the choppy, and the ever, ever smooth… I call it walking the red carpet. I practice everything I’ve preached, y’all—and it made all the difference. I trust that this transition will see us through.

My cup overflows with gratitude for you, dear reader, for reading and for all your love… it has fueled my translations, for, after all—it is only through real and energetic connection that we truly feel necessary.

I, too, am experiencing all of the traffic of these transitions I’ve been translating to you for the last handful of months…

I guess what I’m trying to explain is that I, too, need to make a choice toward a new attunement, and maybe even an upgraded realignment… and I choose evolving on my red carpet—I choose to retract my time in curious ways in an effort to simplify and realign toward expanding upon a more direct and actionable approach to personalized astrology for you, dear reader, to get that much more out of your own reality and daily experience.

Please keep me in your heart and on your radar—this is but a transition toward something bigger… I ‘dwell in possibilities’…

I didn’t actually consciously write this post—rather, this post literally flowed through me the way my posts always used to, the way they haven’t for some time… which only validates to me that I’m, yet again, on to something—despite not knowing exactly what. Astrologers, too, need to follow the bread crumbs from time to time.

Sending love to you and yours, XO JJ

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When we get out of the glass bottles of our ego, when we escape like squirrels turning in the cages of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright but things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in…
——DH Lawrence

REVISIONS OF ATTITUDE

Forecast for Sunday, April 18th
Cancer Crescent Moon


As today’s moon moves through the feels and feelings of Cancer—particularly a Cancer moon squaring a wounded Chiron—as today’s moon applies a first quartered moon, exact tomorrow… the receiving sun connects with Mercury in conjunction at 29° Aries, a superior conjunction at that, upon a degree which associates itself to the “listening [of one’s] inner voice…”

In order to do this, however—in an authentic effort to listen to your own inner voice—you will likely need to emotionally embrace and affectively accommodate a “revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience.”

As new experiences are in the air these days, these new experiences are asking you to embrace an entirely new perspective—and it’ll likely need to be one that might feel a little uncomfortable… because “the problem of focusing one’s energies upon emotional drives… which exclude far more than they include…”

However… somehow, through revisions and new perspectives, “a new dimension of consciousness is discovered, revealing higher possibilities of experience and mental development.”

New experiences are upon you, within new cycles of relating and behaving and perceiving… try to take on a new way of thinking about and feeling through something—you just never know… you might grow.

If you’re willing—something is happening, underneath it all… and if you’re willing—there is a much larger opportunity lying within the opportunity to focus upon a single, small detail.

Not everyone can be a truffle. Most of us are potatoes. And a potato is a very good thing to be.
——Massimo Bottura


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

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THINKING & FEELING

Forecast for Saturday, April 17th
Gemini Crescent Moon; Part 3

Apologies for the same-day post—what can I say?!—the Gemini moon…


The moon finally moves beyond the swirling bowl aspecting, which has been illuminated, particularly, since April 1st, though it has been planetarily perpetrated since March… the moon moving beyond the bowl should illuminate a fresh new perspective, and with it, likely, new thoughts and feelings toward both current and recent occurrences.

I say thoughts and feelings yet—through the perspectives of a Gemini moon, these feelings could feel more mental… and then, just wait—tomorrow, when the moon moves into Cancer: you’ll likely think that everything will feel much much more emotional.

Through this shift between thoughtful and emotional—rather, between thoughtful and meaningful—between an idea and the action of processing through said idea… between this change—something is happening here.

May you think and feel your way through it.

The universe is changing, the universe is expanding. Everything is constantly changing. So when a human being remains unchanged, like a rock, clinging to what he or she is throughout an entire lifetime, it’s a tragedy. A human being has to be fluid, changing, expanding, developing, and at any given moment, has to ask, ‘Why am I suffering? Why does this bother me? Why am I searching for something? Why do I hate such and such thing? Why can’t I forgive and why can’t I liberate myself from this?’ All of my work is that, it’s the development of a character who slowly but surely expands, self-actualizes, and reaches a higher spiritual level… my characters obtain wisdom—to arrive at such wisdom is to arrive at the joy of living.
——Alejandro Jodorowsky



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MENTAL MOVEMENTS

Forecast for Friday, April 16th
Gemini Crescent Moon; Part 2


Bustling and busyness… today’s vibrational flow could be somewhat distracted today, or entirely focused—it will depend, of course, upon your own personal reality and circumstances, stances and awareness.

A Gemini moon is all ideal time to share thoughts and ideas, and when the Gemini moon is in its crescent phase, there is an underlying impetus to begin, to act, to move—to begin thinking about your goals, maybe even in a new way, to act on some of these thoughts and ideas, and to move from one perspective to another—which is most appropriate for Geminian motivations, especially as today’s moon moves toward a conjunction to Mars, exact early tomorrow morning on the west coast… 

The action today, then, is more mental than physical… transitional even—a “more or less clear yearning for a new state of consciousness, and thus for inner transformation.”

Style is a very simple matter: it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words. But on the other hand here am I sitting after half the morning, crammed with ideas, and visions, and so on, and can’t dislodge them, for lack of the right rhythm… What rhythm is… goes far deeper than words. A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes words to fit it.❞
——Virginia Woolf


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

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UNEXPERIENCED FIELDS OF POTENTIAL

Forecast for Thursday, April 15th
Gemini Crescent Moon


Oh, ‘the power and joy of new beginnings…’

Sure, things are beginning—projects, goals, and visions are being initiated… but what is your ideal?

Is your ideal being met?

In this ‘new normal’, we get to author it. Are you authoring your ideal?—or are you settling for what’s easier?

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation, trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.
——Tupac Shakur

If there are strings needing pulled and arrangements needing made to accommodate low hanging fruits—why not go all the way and do what you know will delight you thoroughly? Why would you settle for an opportunity that simply isn’t yours?—just because ‘it’s what you should do’…

There always an excuse. One can think of thousand reasons to not do something that will pull all the punches… it’s a risk, for sure, without a doubt—but it’s yours, isn’t it. And the universe loves when we trust our authenticity.

Those days of ‘what we’re supposed to do, because it’s the way things are done’ is old news, Capricorn protocol, and No Longer—these new Aquarian horizons we’re venturing toward dare us to take the risk in our originality, to be audacious in our authenticity, to trust in our ideal… and not to settle for what will do, especially if what will do is safe.

We’re afraid to move on, that’s why there’s so much nostalgia on the internet… ’cause we don’t wanna look forward, that’s scary.❞
——Donald Glover

Aquarius is not interested in safe. Aquarius is motivated by individuated authorship… remember, Prometheus stole fire—those who steal fire to share with humanity have no time for what’s safe.

Furthermore, what did safe ever gain us? If anything, it’s corrupted us—doing it their way.

If there’s something pulling at your heart, it’s being for your attention and you’ll never forgive yourself for passing it over.

The very best things are strategically just a bit out of reach. 

There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing.❞
——Alexander McQueen

How badly do you want your ideal?

What is the true price of settling? Only time itself will tell.

How are you using your time?

Does your ideal involve what you should do… or does it resonate more with what you could do?—if you trusted…

We are very cruelly trapped between what we would like to be and what we actually are. And we cannot possibly become what we would like to be until we are willing to ask ourselves just why the lives we lead on this continent are mainly so empty, so tame, and so ugly.❞
——James A Baldwin

As astrologer Dane Rudhyar states, “these “newly opened lands” can refer to any as yet unexperienced field of potential activity at any level—material, emotional, mental or supermental… being essentially engaged in his personal and particular struggle for full and effective individualization—and the initial realization he has to experience is that he has reached a potentially virgin field of consciousness and activity—he is facing the unfamiliar… anything could happen.”

Will you rise to the occasion?

Don’t bring your past, your conditioning, your fears, or your assumptions with you… they are not welcome here, or where you’re needing to go—these are unnecessary weights you can’t afford to continue carrying.

I know. It’s scary. Good scary. And worth every moment.

Or, you could take the new job that isn’t paying, because it’s a job… or stay in the relationship that doesn’t fulfill you or recognize you for who you really are or what you’re capable of… or continue to desperately wonder why you’re so lonely when you continually remain closed off or only offer yourself to that which is unavailable, or incompatible… or continue to insist that all your troubles, problems, issues, or challenges are beyond you, and ponder why they’re endlessly perpetuated…

These choices are forever yours—your liberation is yours to author.

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.❞
——Chuck Palahniuk


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

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THE ELEMENTAL ESSENCE OF HAPPINESS

Forecast for Wednesday, April 14th
Taurus Crescent Moon; Part 2


Intestinal fortitude.

My Ideal Vision inspires me to suggest to you the importance and significance of centering into, and trusting, your intestinal fortitude…

You betcha.

It’s an essential element for happiness… 

Today’s Taurean moon asks you to center yourself, to feel connected to that which motivates you, and that which reciprocates, and ground yourself into it to the point that you can honestly both understand and express what it is you want—to the root of what you really want—to listen, honestly, to your own knowing… to reconnect to this, to recognize the beauty in this, and to more fully understand all the myriad ways this nurtures you.

Intestinal fortitude is owning up to what you want, to what motivates you, and to what makes you who you are… not everyone can stomach this, pun absolutely intended, or even embrace it—but should you try… you’ll feel the difference—immediately, and forevermore.

You betcha.

Listening is not a reaction, it is a connection.❞
——Ursula K LeGuin 


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