PREPARING TO FORWARDLY THRIVE

Forecast for Monday, January 11th
Capricorn Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—thriving, thriving, thriving, and the ritual to do so…

Astrologer Dane Rudhyar states that “the great Mysteries of the past were created by inspired Seers and Adepts for the purpose of transferring to a mentally conscious and humanly significant level of group operation what in the lower kingdoms of life we call instincts…” and it is through the sacredness of ritual that we are able to reconnect with this larger sense of connectivity… and thrive.

Rudhyar refers to this as a ‘transpersonal responsibility’, and in this world of modernity we find ritual through myriad manners of mindfulness: be it through the 9-5, through investing, through exchange, through creating, through meditation, through travel, through sex, through cooking, through gardening, through exercise, or through dreams…

To say ‘transpersonal’ is anything regarding that which explores or extends beyond oneself… and it is an individuated responsibility to surpass our own limitations at every turn, to willfully evolve, and to work to improve our abilities and potentials… this is how we serve our inner divinity, and in turn, the collective at large.

It is our personal responsibility to appropriately share our authenticity.

Many of us possess an instinct to do so—to evolve through our inner authenticity—beyond our earthly stationing or status… to become more.

And when we create ritual to surround this instinct—to protect it, to serve it, and to honor it—we are provided a secured foundation from/through which to work. Always.

❝When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?❞
——Muriel Barbery

Today may ask you or inspire you to break beyond previous barriers.

Today may ask you to take responsibility to thrive, despite it all.

You may find yourself much more intuitively minded, through so much change in spirit, and in heart, as Mercury connects to Jupiter in conjunction in Aquarius…

The Capricorn moon wants nothing more than to support efforts in security or foundational potential, to improve, to advance, or to honor a better way—to honor the availability of more.

Do try to remember your connectivities and the insight you have learned through your experiences this last week—and thoughtfully, and energetically, prepare to apply strategy and discernment to your vision and ideal to create a new reality upon the upcoming new moon; to create new avenues for self-improvement or advancement; to have the audacity to emerge beyond your own wildest imaginings.

Today is an impeccably auspicious day to honestly discern your own limitations and boundaries, childhood conditioning, personal obstacles and societal stymies—and to energetically and forwardly thrive…

To evolve beyond, despite it all.

❝Your greatest responsibility is to live a life that nourishes your highest truth… with every choice you create the life you’ll live; with every decision you design it.❞
——Mollie Marti


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.

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

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DISCERNING THE FACTS & FICTIONS

Forecast for Sunday, January 10th
Sagittarius Balsamic Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—messages are all around you now…

The National Center for Atmospheric Research reports that the average cloud is the same weight as 100 elephants.

Researcher at the NCAR, Peggy LeMone suggests that “if you’re a Democrat and you’re feeling partisan, she says, you could substitute 2500 donkeys—if you care more for dinosaurs than politics, you could also say the cloud weighs about as much as 33 apatosauruses…”

Clouds possess a buoyancy, true, and thereby appear seemingly weightless; awe-worthy and dreamy, mesmerizing, especially those cumulus clouds… however, all clouds are formed by masses of accumulated droplets of water, or ice crystals, suspended… so additional weight can accumulate, and this causes rain.

❝Thirty-nine years of my life had passed before I understood that clouds were not my enemy; that they were beautiful, and that I needed them. I suppose this, for me, marked the beginning of wisdom. Life is short.❞
——Iimani David

Another little Sunday FunFact for you—clouds that are much heavier and overloaded with water are called cumulonimbus.

Each cloud has a story, a deeper meaning. A cloud can be much more than a fantastical envisioned shape to point at while lounging in the grass on a breezy, bright sunny day… a cloud can act as a warning for upcoming weather.

As you continue to navigate the inner and outer twists and turns of new information and continue to conjure previously learned lessons and balance your current experiences with those toward your ideal—discerning all the way between What Is and What Isn’t, between What Can Be and What Was—try to explore more thoroughly, in all directions, the more expanded meaning of your own personal circumstances and the authenticity thereof…

❝All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide
like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;
but a hidden star can still be smiling
at night’s black spell on darkness, beguiling…❞
——Munia Khan

As the perpetually optimistic moon connects to Mercury now by sextile, as Mercury separates from Saturn and applies Jupiter, simultaneously applying a square toward both Mars and Uranus in Taurus… remember that Mercury has a message for you, however aggressively heavy this message may be.

Maybe sneaky Mercury, moving through the quirky degrees of Aquarius, is but creatively shape-shifting, and using the clouds above as a grand message board…

I don’t know—just go with it.

Should you see the types of clouds that hold forewarning, within the details you’re discerning, in between the facts and fictions, and frictions alike, pay heed and be mindful… your inner knowing, and the messages that this may be providing, too, may be more sparked these days then you’re fully able to envision.

The next two or three weeks could become triggering, turbulent, trifled by thunder, full of trickery—or tantalized through transformations, transitions, and truths…

Either way, the clouds are parting, and clearing the way for you to do you, to tell your story fully, and truly… be buoyant, be weightless—let the icy and crystallized details from your No Longer that you may still be discerning go because they’re only weighing you down unnecessarily.

❝There was a star riding through clouds one night, and I said to the star, ‘consume me’.❞
——Virginia Woolf


★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.

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

A SACRED NUDGING OF DISCERNMENT

Forecast for Saturday, January 9th
Sagittarius Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—yesterday’s inner knowing now moves more to an inner openness, to participate with outwardly, as the moon moves through the exploratory realms of Sagittarius…

Mythologically referenced, Sagittarius is linked to the animal instinct of the centaur, seeking human experiences within the mind of the Archer… the inner knowingness animal instinct reflexes of Scorpio now shift into realms of higher consciousness and higher mind—where inner knowing becomes experiential discernment.

Sagittarian vibrations need to experience. Always. Forevermore.

❝You know, the future’s a huge, gigantic place. I have no idea what’s going on out there, I’m just going to walk into it and see what happens.❞
——Neil Young

Experience is as experience does, and so many times, unfortunately, these experiences can be less than ideal—which are, however, all the more to experience… though it can take so much of that jovial spirit from the essence of the experience.

And an experience without jove—which is literally to say: an experience without Jupiter… without zest, without fanfare, without that certain joie de vivre—without the inner spirit within—is how today’s Jupiter-ruled moon may feel as Mercury meets up with Saturn in Saturn-ruled Aquarius, somewhat bombarding the celebration of the experience with an override of authority-minded and improvement-driven determination.

It’s then not so much about the openness to experience, or an openness through the experience—but rather a closing in on a particular timing within an experience and seeking to participate in it…

Still. Sagittarian vibrations could use the sacred nudgings of discernment more times than not.

❝Floss… and just learn how to relax.❞
——Tom Hanks

The degree through which Mercury meets Saturn in Aquarius offers itself to the implications of “an irrevocable change…” as a new and profound manner of individuation begins to occur; you may ‘find yourself’ now to be much more in tune with what I endlessly refer to as ‘the energies’, or with higher frequencies, and indeed—participating in a higher consciousness… though this will likely not come without a severe disconnection from easier frequencies, or rigid impairment upon more socially acceptable forms of connectivity, or comfort…

In other words—this ascension could be uncomfortable.

Necessary. But uncomfortable.

Or, maybe not uncomfortable, especially if you’re up for a bit of a challenge—embracing the learning of the art of meditation would qualify here—something somewhat cumbersome, but not without great reward.

And meditation need not be stoically sitting silently—it can be anything you do which is also somewhat autopilot, as in a more natural state.

❝Stop searching here and there, the jewels are inside you.❞
——Rumi

Still. A Sagittarius moon doesn’t seek to change Life—but simply experience it, as it is, for better or worse.

Perhaps these tweaks and twists will further enhance the higher vibrations toward even more expanded parameters of mindfulness?

Perhaps by mindfully filtering down to a single few moments of an experience, appropriately discerned, to fully participate in—one could be overwhelmed with an even more powerful experience, one which offers so much more than one could imagine in their wildest openness of mind?

❝Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make…❞
——LaLaLand


★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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IN OTHER WORDS & IN OTHER ROOMS

Forecast for Friday, January 8th
Scorpio Balsamic Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—your current and preferred egoic narratives are being challenged, and shifted…

Writer and author Rumer Godden was quoted to have sentimentalized upon an Indian proverb, one which describes that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual… Godden felt as though “most of us tend to live in one room most of the time… but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.”

The energies these days are insisting upon being aired through every room within your psyche… and as these energies and airings shift and shuffle about all of your neatly placed emotional bric-a-brac, that gut instinct of yours will need to take back a stance in priority as best laid plans continue to twist and turn your current narrative…

Possible twists and turns could be a result of the overall and underlying celestial energies abound—largely between the Great Conjunction breaking through into Aquarius, simultaneously building toward a square to Mars and Uranus—as well as Mercury now moving into Aquarius, and immediately applying separate conjunctions to Saturn, first, and then to Jupiter…

Not to mention—these conjunctions are also, simultaneously, applying squares to both Mars and Uranus in Taurus.

In other words: this is a lot of communication, meaning that there is heavy reason to go into all of your rooms… and there are lessons still needing to be learned, especially if the ‘hard stuff’ throughout your rooms wasn’t honestly acknowledged or vulnerably honored through last year’s challenges.

❝Human beings are often unable to receive because we do not know what to ask for; we are sometimes unable to get what we need because we do not know what we want.❞
——Malidoma Soma

Still, today, as the moon moves through the even deeper darker depths of Scorpio—that gut instinct could be on overdrive… mind and gut, twisting and turning in tandem.

Sometimes ‘facts and fictions’ are no contest beside that inner knowingness you either eagerly dismiss or willfully listen to a bit too closely: when you know, you know—that is all. Trust this.

Mercury moving into Aquarius, alone, opens much to be received and subtly, however awkwardly, (mis)translated… Mercury moving in application to connect to Saturn, tomorrow, and then to Jupiter on Monday—all in Aquarius—almost magically metamorphosizes the ideals of intuitive thoughts and transcendental exploration… however shockingly realistic they may be.

In other words: try to make new sense of something.

The degree through which Mercury meets Saturn in Aquarius offers itself to the implications of “an irrevocable change…” as a new and profound manner of individuation begins to occur; you may ‘find yourself’ now to be much more in tune with what I endlessly refer to as ‘the energies’, or with higher frequencies, and higher consciousness… though this will likely not come without a severe disconnection from easier frequencies, or rigid impairment upon more socially acceptable forms of connectivity, or comfort… embracing the learning of the art of mindfulness would qualify here—something somewhat cumbersome, but not without great reward.

❝The most audacious thing I could possibly state in this day and age is that life is worth living. It’s worth being bashed against. It’s worth getting scarred by. It’s worth pouring yourself over every one of its hot coals.❞
——Jeff Buckley

Also, interestingly, Venus moves into Capricorn today, as well, implying that the benefits and development with improvements of self will become more enhanced, and thereby more valued and sought out, and determinedly worked toward… when Venus is governed by Saturn, honest introspection becomes almost tantalizing, and it delights those who seek to be around you thereafter.

In other words: take the time to put in the effort.

These irrevocable changes coming for you—if you’re willing to participate, you’ll have more input into how they’re dispersed or implemented than you realize.

Because thoughts are things, my friends, and what you think is what will be in form…

Finally, when Mercury connects with Jupiter on Monday, you may find yourself much more intuitively minded, through so much change occurring within, in spirit, and in heart… the moon will be in Capricorn then, so do try to remember your connectivities and the insight you have learned through your experiences—and apply strategy and discernment to your vision and ideal to create a brand new, thriving reality.

❝There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you.❞
——Rumi

However, and perhaps most importantly—what message does Mercury have for you exactly?—because the information, new or not, that you’re discovering within these rooms… this will continue to twist and turn through the next month as Mercury prepares to retrograde back to the midpoint degree between Jupiter and Saturn on February 20th…

What are you to learn through these ping-pong transits?

Keep in mind, however, through all of the ping-pong back-and-forth occurring, and potentially disrupting, delaying and redirecting… that change is all around you, it’s within you—change is in the air, it is natural, and universal, and it’s coming for you… it’s asking you to participate.

Though, inexplicably, some things remain the same…

In other words: overall, it’s best to know who you are and what you want so that you may better discern between what is available to you, and what is truly possible, despite it all.

❝When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.❞
——Eckhart Tolle


★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.

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CHANGES ARE COMING

Forecast for Thursday, January 7th
Scorpio Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—changes are coming for you whether you’re prepared for them or not…

An early early morning lunarly square to Saturn at 2°23′ and to Jupiter at 4°19′ several hours later, from Scorpio toward the newly fresh and disruptively innovative degrees of Aquarius—all sorts of opportunities for change are coming for you.

It was on December 10th that the moon last applied Jupiter and Saturn by square, from the late degrees of Libra toward the very late and groundbreaking degrees of Capricorn… and on that day I tried to translate the heaviness of “the realization that conditions are changing… [that] you may need to move to a new situation that can provide a better way of life with more nourishment… a change of heart and mind can lead to new beginnings, with the past being left behind…” if you hadn’t already made necessary changes months earlier, and so with this—a sacrifice, however spiritually motivated—was being asked of you.

What did you willingly offer? What did you devotedly surrender? Or, if it came to that lowest point—what did you have to sacrifice?

❝Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life—and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.❞
——Eckhart Tolle

As I’ve offered for a year or more, the term No Longer, which references that which can never be again… Now—through the energies of Scorpio and Aquarius—there may be a tendency or inclination to close off, or stubbornly resist, or otherwise guard against new potentials, be they pleasant or painful… but do try not to do this—keeping in mind, too, that the monthly moon will now square both Jupiter and Saturn, in tandem or separately, from now through December 2nd of 2021 (for Jupiter) and February of 2023 (to square Saturn)… these changes are coming for you.

Please do find more useful and spiritually constructive ways to utilize these squares… as they’re a tremendous monthly asset to you should you be strategizing and appropriately revising large visions, audacious ideals, and big, bluer than blue horizons.

These changes, truly, are happening «for» you, not to you.

As for now, however, the degrees associated with this particular initiating lunarly square forewarn one for inner securities in preparation for ‘unexpected crises’, and other ‘menaces to man’s work’ through ‘Nature’s challenges’.

It’s as though we can «feel» the emergence of these changes just beneath the surface… and we are, quite frankly, unprepared.

❝The price of stability is unpreparedness.❞
——Anthony Ryan

These degrees also articulate the importance of realizing one’s realistic and imagined limitations… only through authentic discipline can one truly seek what Rudhyar defined as ‘root foundations’ which “power and sustain whatever decision is made in a crisis by an individual.”

Be careful with this, however, as Mercury, still in Capricorn, is building a square to Mars, now in Taurus, which will exact itself on the 9th, once Mercury has moved into Aquarius… this square could provoke exaggeratedly aggressive thinking, overly confident thoughts, and righteous claims toward the unknowable or unthinkable—decisions made now could be rushed, or tainted somehow, or even pushed upon you.

It is important to know now exactly what you want—because you’ll naturally want to settle very little for less than… do not be rushed or forced into compromise through threats or verbally battering otherwise.

Remember your root foundations—the ones you’re currently working toward… these ideals will ‘power and sustain’ you the way the foundations from your No Longer never could.

❝Sometimes the very things that we’re expending our lives to sustain are the very things that are killing our ability to live. And against our blind and frequently raging protests, these are the very things that God let’s die so that we can live.❞
——Craig D. Lounsbrough

It is also important to acknowledge that Mars, Scorpio’s ruler has shifted its determined focus—Mars governing today’s moon, and is now in Taurus until March 4th—when Mars is in Taurus there is an influence that inspires one to “work from the moment they wake up to the moment they drop at the end of the day, and they can keep it up, day after day, long after everyone else has fallen by the wayside or wandered off in disgust… this placement is ruled by Venus, [so there is an expectation] to eventually win wealth, comfort, luxury, and love through these efforts.”

Where is your new focus?

What are you working toward?

What is the value of your efforts?

❝The end is not the reward; the path you take, the emotions that course through you as you grasp life—that is the reward.❞
——Jamie Magee

Through whatever perspective or metaphor you choose to view it and feel through it—these energies, as they all mingle and coalesce, are conjuring the impetus for renewal and resiliency.

The Phoenix rises from the ashes of destruction and decay and death, renewed, strengthened, resilient, and thoroughly reborn. As with anything Scorpionic in nature, the Phoenix manifestation is not something that’s just done, willy nilly or otherwise, but surrendered to, devotedly, daily, because all other options have been completely and thoroughly exhausted, because there’s absolutely nothing left—because, quite simply, it’s time.

Shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera calls today’s moon a Phoenix Moon and advises that “on the Phoenix Moon, our direction will differ depending on what we’ve experienced in our lives (not unlike a nodal influence). If we’ve had to live that death-and-rebirth—not just a hard change, but a transformation that forced us to recreate our entire identity—we think about that change and find gratitude for the new direction it took us in.” (suggestion within parentheses mine)

We are creatures of habit, wrestling the winds of change all the way, everyday… we typically don’t just change willy nilly, not even so easily for something simple… and fixed energies, which are abound now, definitely resist change at all costs.

These necessary changes currently coming for you, just the same, mustn’t be taken lightly—but implemented deliberately, and devotedly—this is a renewal of your limitless potential, after all.

Change is created. Change, quite sadly, is usually forced and then does, seemingly, occur «to» us. Yet it is through change, then, naturally, that applies itself to much-needed healing through the ordeal of it all.

If only we’d concede to these changes willingly…

❝Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.❞
——T.S. Eliot

On the Phoenix moon, Kaldera muses and suggests considering a few things… such as “what would we give up only with a struggle?, what would it feel like death to give up?, what can we not even imagine giving up without destroying who we are… and who would we be; what sort of self could we build out of what was left?”

These are not your light and random thoughts here occurring, but real and raw thinking, nevertheless, that likely has some depth of meaning, of true and really weighted purpose, in some way, for you to really feel through…

And later, in several days time, a lightness will occur, and yet more meaning still will be found, and thoroughly felt, and as the moon begins its way through Sagittarius, these raw feelings will be renewed, yet again, and applied to actual experience.

But for today, tonight, and tomorrow—we wonder, and we weave this way and that, and we wrestle with ourselves and our instincts through the “what ifs” and spiritual wherewithal of our inner Underworlds… and this can feel intense, and this will expose our squish, and this will absolutely honor our role in humanness—Scorpionic energies revel in the raw and unpleasantly uncomfortable and frightening feelings we all feel and rarely admit to maybe even enjoying…

So we weave this way and that, and we wrestle with ourselves about what really matters for us in the end—which is the raw and ugly and frightening squish of our innermost humanness, always.

Is this, perhaps, Nature’s challenge?—is this change that’s coming for us which we’re being asked to participate in really an inner challenge between our private raw and uncomfortable and frightening truths, reflected by those which we are still unprepared to acknowledge beyond ourselves?

❝The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off—it’s with you all the time.❞
——Alvin Ailey


Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
Kaldera, R. “Myth Astrology.” Llewellyn Publications; ©2005.
Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.

★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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IF IT’S MENTIONABLE, IT’S MANAGEABLE

Forecast for Wednesday, January 6th
Libra Last Quarter Moon at 16°17′


ॐOracular Mantra—finding a balance between inner calm and chaos while navigating actual storms and restructuring…

Everything is changing, your Not Yet is unfolding… and even the most solid and seemingly secure foundations are vulnerable to the demands and responsibilities of re-examining, redefining, repairing and entirely restructuring both your immediate and long-range goals and ideals.

It is as if there is an eerie calm within this new chaos—should you find your center, and collect your calm, it might even reward you…

❝The story of life repeatedly assures you that if you will use what you have, you will be given more to use.❞
——Zig Ziglar

Your bluer than blue horizons are requiring your resilience, and perseverance, to confront the balancing and potential rebalancing of your actual circumstances toward that which you have in mind, as well as actively working toward and building in regard to your goals and ideals. Plans need to be implemented and strategized, and prepared in ways that work to effectively restructure, repair, redefine, and re-examine the basis of your needs and the ‘why’ of what you’re working toward… and these plans need to be put into action.

You may think you’ve got everything covered, that everything is secure and stable and situationally sound—look deeper, look underneath the surface illusion, look within yourself and how everything is reflectively being highlighted…

Look within the calm of the chaos.

These highlights are communicating to you that which needs to be honestly and authentically addressed.

❝You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.❞
——Zig Ziglar

There is a disconnect, however subtle, however unrecognizable.

Readjust your centeredness as necessary. A reconnect will occur. Like a light switch.

Further, try not to get too caught up in many of the details now—they may simply be a distraction; rise above the fray, the frenzy, the fuzzy, and the fret—you’re better than that, these are but hooks to catch you up.

Also, as you work to make these repairs and adjustments it is essential to practice patience, follow through thoroughly, and faithfully, and to move forward slowly and steadily, especially as Mars, the action planet, has finally moved into Taurus from being in Aries since June 28, 2020… you’ve been fighting the fight, truly, and lines have been drawn—your personal hero’s journey is now authoring the necessary time to nurture your needs, the needs of/for which you are fighting, in rich fertile soils of potential and true growth… the stuff of evolution and breaking through previously believed limitations.

It is possible that what you’re really looking for, or looking to rebalance, is a sense of meaning—or, rather, a renewed version thereof.

To ask yourself what the meaning that lies beneath your ideals really is—to also say: the meaning within your struggle, as it might feel as though all of your hard work is simply no longer enough—this is not enough, this is too surface-focused…

❝Failing is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.❞
——Zig Ziglar

What you’re actually seeking, the real core of it all—is purpose.

Meaning is how something or someone is defined, as well as an intention, or reason for doing something… purpose is the fulfillment of the meaning.

One intends, the other accomplishes.

Meaning is either a real or imagined belief, a belief that something has a beneficial use, or a legitimate reason for being.

Purpose, however, assigns value… and value can be temperamental, overlooked, unassuming, or entirely mismanaged and misunderstood at every turn, if one is missing the point of it all—what is the «value» of your purpose?—is this, perhaps, what’s confronting an inner struggle within yourself?

You’re struggling to experience the value of a necessary accomplishment…

It is likely that even the most reasonably secured scenarios and previously planned-for precautions, or weather-resistant efforts of prevention, in terms of goals, ideals, and new foundations, are being put to a somewhat stormy test—this is not in an effort to blow over everything you have been building, but to gain new awareness toward what is requiring some repair or restructuring, in an effort to further strengthen and accommodate your bonds, goals and ideals, and that is all…

❝When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.❞
——Zig Ziglar

The degree through which today’s last quarter moon occurs associates itself with a ‘calm mind’, through a degree which follows a degree associated with the need for repairs after a storm… to imply that you have «survived» a storm.

And when you’re able to confront yourself at the source of your inner needs and motivations, and a renewed sense of purpose, you can then make the necessary repairs and adjustments to become stronger, and more efficient, and you will then possess “the capacity to gain an objective and calm understanding of human experiences in which one was once deeply involved…”

In fact, today’s moon also applies a square to Mercury through most of the afternoon and finally exacts this square in the later hours of the night through a degree which associates itself, as ‘an airplane sails, high in the clear sky’, with “a consciousness able to transcend the conflicts and pressures of the personal life… [this degree] symbolizes the capacity, latent in every individual, to contemplate the stress of existence in our world of duality from a higher level—through the use of his mind, backed by the efforts and struggles of past generations and the cooperation of other men, the individual can gain a new perspective on human problems and reach freedom and peace in a supernal realm of being.”

Remember that, as lovely and Venusian as Libran energies are, these energies are governed by air, and thereby, by mental capacity—Libran energies are all mental, logical, reasonable, and just, however harshly… if it’s no longer making any rational or realistic sense to continue living within a self-limiting narrative of your own making that is keeping you down or behind or seemingly less than—manage this imbalance.

We create our own barriers and our own limitations when we subscribe to the parallel and dualistic doctrines of a man-made misery we refer to as ‘reality’, and this, however harshly it may read, is a choice.

The perpetuatingly untamed, unmanaged ego is rarely interested in risking the dismantling of any childhood conditioning, false memories, programming, pain, or engrained patterning for true ease of life… your triggered ego would rather you cling to your misery, whatever it may be, because it’s yours.

❝One of the main reasons people fail to reach their full potential is because they are unwilling to risk anything.❞
——Zig Ziglar

It’s all a balance—both within and without, as above so below…

Calm and chaos are but the same energy—one is managed, the other: triggered or disrupted. What is disrupted, and simultaneously triggered in reaction is a very useful universal indicator that something simply needs managed, not survived.

Daily management creates long-term accomplishments, and there is value to be honored in each day of this process.

That is all.



*16°17′ at 1:36am PST; 2:36am MST; 3:36am CST; 4:36am EST
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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——O.R. Melling

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REBALANCING NARRATIVES

Forecast for Tuesday, January 5th
Libra Disseminating Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—ah, the Libran moon—tis a time for balancing and finding centeredness…

Beyond an organically contrived inclination toward seeking harmony today, whether it’s possible or inevitable—there’s not a huge amount of celestial quaking occurring… largely, we’re still feeling reverberations from yesterday’s rumblings, still sorting and processing appropriately… so allow me to tell you a little bit about what the moon is up to between now and tomorrow.

A most certainly diplomatic moon is applying Pluto by square, exact tomorrow, but will actually occur just beyond tomorrow’s last quarter moon…

Why am I trading time to tell you this now?

Because it allows you ample time to adjust appropriately, to better prepare yourself to allow, and to adroitly experience the full potential of what this nimiety could provide you… it’s big.

❝A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules.❞
——Leonardo DiCaprio

The degree to which the moon is applying Pluto, to connect exactly by square, associates itself to inner strengthening—and the “ability to develop new modes of response to basic life situations…”

Can you imagine!?—actually rewiring, or rebalancing rather, your ingrained narratives?

Something will continue to be unrealized, sure, even in an effort of prepared foreshadowing… though you may “discover in every experience a transcendent or cosmic meaning” if you’re open to it.

These energies are already building, and have been, and derive an urgency of ‘seeing through’, as it is “the mind open to the multifarious wonders of natural processes, because it sees everything with fresh eyes, not only witnesses simple facts, but pierces through appearances and perceives the great rhythms of universal life—without such a faculty the aspirant to spiritual realities is always looking for “elsewhere” yet the spirit, life, God is ever present, here and now… this world is illusion only to the individual who cannot see through its phenomena and fails to apprehend the reality these phenomena reveal even as they conceal it.”

I tell you this now so you may conjure your inner authority and choose to continue on forwardly with an open mind and an open heart, and to see through that which might otherwise look inconspicuous.

❝Many ideas fail to see the light of day and are buried in the same fertile mind they once originated in because of a single reason. People fail to take the first step and the next steps never happen.❞
——Rajan Kumar

Of course, when the moon is in Libra, we naturally—and almost instinctually—seek to find balance, and as today’s energies continue to simultaneously reverberate with yesterday’s energies, coalescing with something entirely different: it’s essential to find a centeredness… as shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera suggests, “make use of this time to be reasonable.”

This would further reflect an influencing toward your ‘responses to basic life situations’… be reasonable with yourself and your expectations—and I would imagine that harboring any expectation whatsoever would not be recommended. There’s, indeed, a particular openness needing to be applied here, to ‘experience transcendence’… however, transcendence can be found through even the slightest opening, when being opened from a place of rigidly tightened close-mindedness.

In other words—give yourself a break: angels might not sing in the background from on high…

Though… they might. Absolutely don’t rule it out—it might very well feel like an incompleteness being made complete.

❝The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.❞
——Carl Gustav Jung

Finally, today’s moon also opposes Chiron, further suggesting that you be quite «reasonably» patient with yourself, and with others, today—this process that is, and has been, unfolding and unfurling, which will continue through the rest of the month, experiencing a quite disruptive shift through the middle… this process is attempting to (further) open you to otherwise unnoticed relevancies, necessary for your inevitable breakthrough—trust this.

Much of this relevancy of potential is an effort through the energies between a lunarly square to Pluto being applied all day—occurring through a degree which associates itself with a “new strength [being] shown (some kind of technique implied thereof)… perhaps as yet unrealized.”

I would suggest being open to learning something new, or adjusting any rigidities being held from within to more appropriately approach something currently only offering you frustration.

❝Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.❞
——Kurt Vonnegut


Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.

★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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WIELDING WEIGHTED WORDS WISELY

Forecast for Monday, January 4th
Virgo Disseminating Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—today goes well beyond ‘saying what you mean and meaning what you say’…

If yesterday wasn’t nitpicky—today may be, as Mercury connects with reality-check Pluto, in conjunction, in sobering Capricorn… and as the moon continues to move through Virgo, these new—however jarring or jolly—awarenesses could prove inviting to quickly pick apart.

Typically, this sort of edgy conjunction lends itself to words that hold weight—massively wily weight—as through the degree that Mercury and Pluto meet, today’s energies may hold an exception toward words that feel quite foundationally finalizing, even without factual founding…

❝I must go in, the fog is rising.❞
——Emily Dickinson

My astrological recommendation, of course: choose them wisely.

It is also possible then, through truly owning your words—to imply that you’re fully taking personal responsibility for your thoughts and intentions—that you may find freedom through expressing your inner motivations.

Only through surrendering to your inner light should you be able to wholly enjoy the beams of its brilliance…

❝I go to seek a Great Perhaps.❞
——François Rabelais

Should you choose to use words meanly, vindictively, or cuttingly—the reverberations and repercussions of this choice might bite back. Beware of your egoic impulses today… what feels good or sounds fitting in the moment may quickly tarnish or spoil soon after.

Should you be particularly stuck or suspended within a more negative or shadowy association through these energies, try to focus or meditate on the singular concept of process—either upon the processing of your emotions and feelings, through taking destructive impulses and transforming them into more constructive experiences, or simply reveling in the process of this more discerning inner becoming you’re currently learning through and experiencing.

❝No, it wasn’t the end. It was a better beginning.❞
——Aiden Thomas


★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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THE GRIT & GROUT OF GUTS

Forecast for Sunday, January 3rd
Virgo Disseminating Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—doing the right thing, whether it is easy or convenient or preferred, is a matter of intestinal fortitude and authenticity rather than personal account, though accountability will begin to apply…

A potentially irritated and possibly nitpicky and very typically unlikely impatient Virgoan moon will apply a mutable cross the entire day—talk about diligently dutiful regardless of circumstance—before connecting to the nebulousness of Neptune in opposition and to the Nodes by square just after midnight, suggesting these lazier tendencies should a sense of accomplishment not be attained.

And by accomplishment, I really mean to refer to something you need to do rather than something you’re working toward—and likely something you’d rather not do but know deep down that you need to.

❝Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’❞
——Martin Luther King Jr.

Still, things could get fuzzy. Details might become a bit blurred. Facts might fall into fictions and fictions could gain momentum and fool us all…

Try to say what you mean today, and mean what you say—always—or otherwise explain yourself as needed, and try not to order with your eyes, as they say, but rather with your stomach… speaking of which, should be an excellent indicator of a feeling—if you’re reasonably unable to do what needs to be done, perhaps you might need to hold yourself accountable as needed; furthermore, if you are realistically unable to take on your ideals, consider restructuring these visions in a way as so you can…

Still, this also lends itself quite nicely to simply being true to yourself—owning and honoring your own authenticity through the power and empowerment of your personal Truth, in right action…

I think I’ve heard it referred to as ‘intestinal fortitude’… and this, of course, ever so quaintly renders itself somewhat surrendered to a notion I’ve also heard referred to as ‘doing the next right thing’, and you know who you are.

In other words—you’ll need to step up and be a bit ballsy today… and this could be somewhat confrontational.

❝Each man’s life represents a road toward himself, an attempt at such a road, the intimation of a path… but each of us—experiments of the depths—strives toward his own destiny. We can understand one another; but each of us is able to interpret himself to himself alone.❞
——Herman Hesse

That good ole gut feeling could be strong today—a region of the physique that is governed by Virgo… and with so much emphasis of Piscean vibrations through the likes of both Jupiter and Neptune—intuitions are heightened, too.

Instincts, intuitions, and intestines are interesting ideas…

Justin and Erica Sonnenburg write in their book, “The Good Gut” that “a primal connection exists between our brain and our gut…” that “we often talk about a ‘gut feeling’ when we meet someone for the first time—we’re told to ‘trust our gut instinct’ when making a difficult decision or that it’s ‘gut check time’ when faced with a situation that tests our nerve and determination…”

❝You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.❞
——Anthon St. Maarten

Further, “this mind-gut connection is not just metaphorical—our brain and gut are connected by an extensive network of neurons and a highway of chemicals and hormones that constantly provide feedback…” in fact, “the enteric nervous system is often referred to as our body’s second brain… the network of neurons in the gut is as plentiful and complex as the network of neurons in our spinal cord, which may seem overly complex just to keep track of digestion.”

The spinal cord!—the “seat of major energy meridians, chakras, and neurons—the spine is the first thing that is formed [within the mother’s womb], then the body and limbs take root… the spine literally supports us from behind, yet in our progress oriented ‘getting ahead’ world, we relentlessly move forward, relying solely on the front of our bodies…”*

Perhaps, then, tuning in and listening to our gut—to that inner instinct, to your inner knowing—naturally moves humanity forward «when it’s trusted and applied» and perhaps this reciprocation in participation is the true evolution of potential.

❝To understand the truth of everything, it took guts more than simply thinking.❞
——Toba Beta

The Sonnenburg’s surmised that “it is becoming clear that the influence of our microbiota reaches far beyond the gut to affect an aspect of our biology few would have predicted—our mind.”

Our mind.

Actual limitlessness within our physical limitations…

❝Don’t limit God and God won’t limit you.❞
——Matshona Dhliwayo

This integral connection between mind and body—and gut, one must argue to add—is crucial now, if not austerely appropriate…

I’ll let you take some time to really process this—you know—in your gut and throughout your spine… to mindfully and instinctually probe more deeply into the grit and grout of What Is and What Could Be, to discern between your own authenticity and inner Truth… and the vacant fulfillments the collective consciousness is either offering you or holding against you.

❝Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.❞
——Mokokoma Mokhonoana


Sonnenburg, E & J. “Gut Feelings–the ‘Second Brain’ in Our Gastrointestinal Systems.” scientificamerican.com; ©2015.
*https://fractalenlightenment.com

★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

PRIORITIZING ACTUALIZATIONS

Forecast for Saturday, January 2nd
Leo/Virgo Disseminating Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—too much of anything can be a bit much–it’s a good time to narrow your focus of manifestation…

Astrologer Dane Rudhyar states that there might be “a wide, and perhaps confusing, openness to a multiplicity of inspiring potentialities…” toward the degree association of the Leo moon connecting to Mars by trine.

Yesterday’s overwhelm may have eased a bit, and today might feel much more inspired, or exciting, and bursting with potential.

❝The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.❞
——William Arthur Ward

It’s important to remain realistic… as today’s energies are offering feelings and expressions of being “flooded with new ideas and new possibilities… this can be very exciting, yet also quite confusing—it becomes necessary to focus oneself by limiting one’s field of vision and activity.”

By limiting your limitless field of vision—as I’ve been sharing with clients through 2020—visualize as if you’re attempting to streamline the multilayered streams of an entire waterfall of potential… into a single straw.

With Jupiter and Saturn moving so closely together through the first quarter of the year—weirdly, less is more.

❝So now I’m on a mission—’cause that’s the way I groove
I got more and more to do, I got less and less to prove…❞
——Ani DiFranco; “Evolve” lyrics

Despite the chaos of last year, it is more possible than you may yet realize—or still be unwilling to consider as much thereof—to consider the true reality that you are actually thriving within a massive becoming of potential and breakthrough… and you are now embarking upon, as Rudhyar assures, a phase “at which an intense feeling-intuition rising from the unconscious is about to take form as a conscious thought.”

Rudhyar asks: will the intuitive feeling fade away reabsorbed into the unconscious, or will the inexpressible realization acquire the concreteness and expressible form of a concept or a definite motif in form?

In other words—will your thoughts and seed-ideas, intentions, ideals and visualizations remain within the boundaries of your mind or imagination?—or will these grow, into limitlessness, through actualization, in real time!?

As Rudhyar states it: there is a ‘yearning for conscious form’…

You’ve got work to do, friends—keep your eye on the prize and your resources prioritized.

❝We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.❞
——Brian Cox


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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