IN THE NAME OF RIGHT ACTION & HOLY BALANCE

Forecast for Saturday, November 14th
Scorpio New Moon at 23˚17’
Post pre-written: December of 2019

ॐOracular Mantra—whimsical whirlwinds and the calm from within…

Ralph Waldo Emerson once commented that “the moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed; there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui’s vanish, all duties even.”

In the name of right action and holy balance, amen.

Mars, Scorpio’s traditional ruler, has only just stationed yesterday to move directly from an exalted retrograde in Aries that has been charging headstrong and backward since September… and what has metamorphosed since then may likely never find a more appropriate sensation of closure, or effort in transformational transition, or momentary presence toward revival, than through this new moon in Scorpio—a moon through which we simply seek to understand and allow compassion toward our darkness and shadows.

Truly, when mishandled, misused, or abused, Mars energies can be quite damaging, and when in Aries, where Mars feels very much comfortably at home, this potential in destructiveness can be even more unruly, especially if it’s repressed; we wound the ones we love, yes? However. If this energy was constrictively utilized, especially through its retrogradation, then it is likely that much was accomplished, despite its abrasively retrograded implications… perhaps it wasn’t what was intended, but something was accomplished… something was broken through—for better or worse.

❝It takes brave thinking to sail to your own periphery, to see your boundaries, and break them through.❞
——Talismanist Giebra

Still, it is important to realize—and take away from what has been nearly a six-month transition through Aries—that your indulgences, affections, and motivations matter, and they are indeed changed. Mars will be moving directly on November 17th, from the fifteenth degree of Aries, and moving beyond its own shadow period after the new year.

This week could very well be, or feel, something like a calm before a storm…

Yes. You’ve read that right: a calm «before» a storm… though the upcoming celestial weather might not resemble so much of a storm as a necessary whirlwind.

You are in a precious place of transition—a transition within a transition, if you will; through this transition, at this place of calm, as though placed upon a precipice of advantage and potential—you are tuning in to higher frequencies, moving in new directions of Beingness, raising your vibration, and participating in all-around higher levels of consciousness through the willful broadening of your own circulations of potential…

And there’s no going back now, not ever again—No Longer is both celestially and officially no longer… you’ve been given two years to adjust to this. Let it all go and move forward into your Not Yet, toward your bluer than blue horizons.

Once one awakens, one cannot go back to sleep; if you are not yet awake, your alarm should be sounding momentarily—snooze it if you dare.

Consciousness, truly, is a gift—and you are now ready to enjoy its rewards.

❝In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.❞
——Jeanette Winterson

It is essential to acknowledge that Jupiter is only beginning to separate from its third conjunction with Pluto at 23° Capricorn, celestially concluding a transition that began earlier this year, in April, and more on this is included elsewhere, though this third and final conjunction represents a finalizing through actual physical or otherwise tangible manifestations earned and secured through hard work throughout the year, rewards for upholding your personal responsibility to your own ideal and bluer than blue horizons.

This personal responsibility is, of course, also, the pursuing of one’s soul purpose, and thereby both directly and indirectly fulfilling sensations of joy… if you have been doing what’s necessary in connecting the dots within your strategic plan, horizons are likely being dramatically opened—and with the upcoming lunar eclipse so close in view—it’s anyone’s guess what the view will hold, from one day to the next.

A detail to tuck away for another day, is that the degree today’s event occurs through, almost exactly by arc minute—through 23°01′ Scorpio—will be illuminated again on August 15th, 2021 as a first quarter moon, loosely within a t-square alignment between Mercury applying the Nodes; this mutably earthy day will likely offer further inspired notions and realizations, peak experiences, and perhaps an epiphany or three… to envision in practical ways—whimsy to be experienced in real time.

Speaking of whimsy…

The degree of today’s lunarly event, in fact, associates itself to the “need to incorporate inspiring experiences and teachings into everyday living… today we hear a great deal about “peak experiences” (Maslow)… the great problem facing everyone who has had such experiences is how to assimilate what has been felt, seen or heard, and how to let it transform his everyday consciousness and behavior—if this is not done the experience may turn confusing or toxic and perhaps destructive of the integrity of the person… the “return home” from the high mountain, or from any “upper chamber” of the consciousness, may lead to a sense of oppression by the normal realities of existence, or else the soul that has been illuminated may retain enough of that light to transfigure every daily situation—this is the great challenge to transformation.”

As Dr Sheldon Cooper would tell you: what’s life without whimsy?

And this is exactly why I’ve been yammering on and on about manifesting your ideals into your reality for an entire year—for this cosmically auspicious landscape of whimsical possibility…

New beginnings, now, are bordering on becoming cliche *wink*

Begin!

❝You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.❞
——Mary Oliver

Finally, Neptune is currently beginning to square the Nodes, this mutable square being exact on January 25th, 2021 at 19° Pisces, a degree which associates itself to “the transfer of power and knowledge which keeps the original spiritual and creative Impulse of the cycle active and undeviated… [offering] a clue to the supreme technique necessary for the continuation of all manifestations of power and spiritual understanding.”

More on this another time… though we have much to learn, transition toward, and fully realize, indeed… and the moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed—forevermore.

In the name of right action, holy balance, and whimsy… amen.


*23°17′ at 9:06pm PST; 10:06pm MST; 11:06pm CST; 12:06am EST
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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——O.R. Melling

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SHADOWS, HOPELESSLY ABSORBED

Forecast for Friday, November 13th
Libra/Scorpio Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—befriending the demons and owning the shadow, and sharing all the squishy squish…

Ernest Becker writes in his book “The Denial of Death” that “for twenty-five hundred years we have hoped and believed that if mankind could reveal itself to itself, could widely come to know its own cherished motives, then somehow it would tilt the balance of things in its own favor… twenty-five hundred years of history have not changed man’s basic narcissism—we are hopelessly absorbed with ourselves.”

We are definitely at a time, astrologically speaking, that the collective is needing to reveal itself to itself… and to do this, we must all be working, personally and individually, on our own shadow stuff.

Balancing things in its own favor—what a concept… what an ideal.

It’s time.

What exactly is narcissism though? And are we understanding this word appropriately?

❝I don’t care what you think unless it is about me.❞
——Kurt Cobain

The concept of excessive selfishness has been recognized throughout history, indeed. The term “narcissism” is derived from the Greek mythology of Narcissus, but was only coined at the close of the nineteenth century—since then, narcissism has become a household word—in analytic literature, given the great preoccupation with the subject, the term is used more than almost any other… but this isn’t necessarily useful as an overall.

The meaning of narcissism has changed over time, as all things do.

Today narcissism ‘refers to an interest in or concern with the self along a broad continuum, from healthy to pathological … including such concepts as self-esteem, self-system, and self-representation, and true or false self’…

However, as psychologist Seth Meyers writes, “the essence of narcissism doesn’t boil down to superiority…” contrarily to what is so commonly and popularly misunderstood.

The root of the disorder of narcissism is actually “a strict resistance to feeling vulnerable with anyone at any time.”

Meyers supports, that “the narcissist does not truly trust others in close relationships… because the narcissist does not trust others, he refuses to put himself in a position where he feels vulnerable—despite the outward appearance of grandiosity and superiority, the narcissist actually lives in a state of anxiety and hypervigilance.”

❝Hate is the complement of fear and narcissists like being feared. It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence.❞
——Sam Vaknin

Mythologically, the classic story narrative of Narcissus regarded a handsome Greek youth who rejected the desperate advances of the nymph Echo. Many versions of this myth consider the punishment to be that he was doomed to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water, narcissistically; unable to consummate his love, Narcissus ‘lay gazing enraptured into the pool, hour after hour’, and finally pined away, changing into a flower that bears his name, the narcissus.

Like Narcissus, a narcissist is either unable or unwilling to open to the idea of opening fully with an/Other, and would thereby prefer to maintain oneself in one’s own attentions…

In fact, the entire story between both Narcissus and Echo describes a reciprocated narrative of narcissism in either direction… allow me to introduce you to this perspective.

As with many myths, this myth begins with Zeus and his shameless fancies and pursuits, particularly toward the interests of a rather loquacious Echo, a beautiful nymph, who caught the jealous and suspicious wrath of Hera, Zeus’ wife… Zeus convinced Echo to protect him against Hera, which she did by keeping Hera distracted in lengthy and pointless conversations, only to pay dearly for it with her own voice being used against herself—Hera captured Echo’s ability to speak with a curse, and forever thereafter Echo could thereby only speak the last words spoken to her.

Later, when Echo met Narcissus, she fell in love, naturally… but, due to this permanent cursed condition, she was unable to tell him how she felt, and was left to witness him slowly direct his defensive focus and attention back onto himself through the reflections of himself from the pond.

Echo’s inability to speak anything but the last several words spoken to her only perpetuated one’s own thoughts or questions, hence an echoing response rather than a participating response, causing much disconnection within her communications with others… Echo was cursed, and somewhat forced to disengage herself from communicating with others, keeping her thoughts and feelings to herself.

❝I like to be admired from afar, and then complimented up close.❞
——Gena Showalter

Narcissus, however, through which the word was derived, chose willingly to keep himself from Echo, despite her interest or desires toward him, causing her to feel shame from her silent advancements… and so we have, within this myth, an example of narcissism manifested both inherently, and willingly, as well as inwardly and passively—each providing an example of isolating downfall.

“Simply put,” Meyers furthers his point, “true narcissists have zero interest in introspection or self-improvement—their guiding principle: never, ever let your guard down…” narcissists have zero interest in heart-centered vulnerability or mutually enforced connections in compassion.

Never, ever letting your guard down will only perpetuate your isolation and loneliness, disconnection and narcissistic imbalances—it will never support an opening of heart or mind—it will never support an opening for vulnerability… it will never reveal, for you, your ideal, your opportunity, or your spark.

❝Love without sacrifice is like theft.❞
——Nassim Nicholas Taleb

It also shouldn’t be taken for granted that shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera considers today’s moon to be the Phoenix Moon, a moon when “we think about change and find gratitude for the new directions we’ve taken because of it…” knowing full well at this point that some of the squishiest vulnerabilities one can possess are either triggered, or even squishier, through the volatility of change… and the transformative potentials offered thereof and thereby honor both the changed and the effected.

Who are we if we are not directly experiencing change, or learning about both ourselves and one another through the transformations of our own and an/Others’ changes?

Today may find a way of offering you a liberation from some of the more shadowy and/or squishy stances you’ve been either reluctant to confront or fearful of facing—and this liberation should be not only taken with gratitude, but with a seriousness in standing, as though you’re your own Hera, discovering a disloyalty within yourself against yourself… against your own best interests.

Why would anyone sabotage their own best interests?

Better yet—why would the collective not reveal itself to itself?

Better still—why wouldn’t an interconnectedness between it all be considered the hopelessly absorbed opportunity through which each rely?

❝To approach the Other in conversation is to welcome his expression, in which at each instant he overflows the idea a thought would carry away from it. It is therefore to receive from the Other beyond the capacity of the I, which means exactly: to have the idea of infinity. But this also means: to be taught. The relation with the Other, or Conversation, is a non-allergic relation, an ethical relation; but inasmuch as it is welcomed this conversation is a teaching.❞
——Emmanuel Levinas


Becker, E. “The Denial of Death.” The Free Press; ©1973.
Meyers PsyD, S. “The True Roots of Narcissism.” Psychology Today; © 2017.
Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.


★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

BALANCING AND/BOTH

Forecast for Thursday, November 12th
Libra Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—around and around we go, until we break free…

Balance remains a pivotal component of today’s celestial energies.

The moon follows the recent footpath of Venus’ recent opposition to a retrograded Mars from last weekend, through the same degree, illuminating these lessons of the rhythms of the heart.

This degree, uncannily enough, associates itself with circular paths, cyclic patterning and repetition, as well as “coming to terms with the inevitability of establishing steady rhythms of social activity.”

Balance, manifestations through the recent Venus/Mars opposition, and all the Libran influencing—paths of circulation are definitely being created, if not directly recirculated… it is a delicate balance, indeed, between that which is just, and that which is fair—and it is always best to favor that which is balanced between the two.

In many ways, the balance between creation and destruction—however subtle or extreme—within your personal reality is urgently emerging… “you may feel as though you are back where you started, like you’ve been through this whole thing before… when you are returning to what appears to be where you started, you always have some level of new experience as new skills.”

❝As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.❞
——Lu Xun

However, even cyclic patterning incorporates incremental upgrades… you’re never just moving in circles—more like leveled circles… each level with a different feel or view—or lesson.

Further, particularly today, “there can be the need to break the chains that bind you…”

It might feel as though there are options—always choose and/both.

Also moving together somewhat circularly is Jupiter and Pluto, in conjunction, exact today for the third and final time—occurring last in June, and before that in April.. what themes have enhanced for you through these times?—and have you noticed a sequencing, or an upgrade of sorts?

In all ways, the balance between creation and destruction—however subtle or extreme—not only expresses itself through today’s Libran moon, but through the third and final conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto at the twenty-second degree of Capricorn, a degree which associates itself to “the reward offered by society for the fulfillment of individual responsibility…” should be able to recirculate a past perpetuated patterning into a new and upgraded circulation of potential balancing.

❝To realize that everything in the universe is connected is to both accept our insignificance and understand our importance in it.❞
——Jeffrey Fry

Rudhyar continues, that “the fact that “two” awards are emphasized makes us believe that this may refer subtly to the recognition by the community that, whether he succeeded or failed, an individual who discharged his duty nobly under unusual circumstances is entitled to the respect and appreciation of the collectivity he served so well… what is implied here is a constant give-and-take between society and the individual person—a balancing of accounts.”

What does this imply exactly?

Is this the official celestial finale of No Longer?

Libran energies, inevitably, always, especially when lunarly, remind us of our inherent duality in real time, as duality within our very fabric of beingness here in these physical realms is recirculated into our thought programming from early, early childhood patterning… and two of anything—reward or obstacle—should be taken in stride, either way, with an anticipated upgrade of sorts, as well.

The duality between No Longer and Not Yet is, indeed, Now.

Ultimately, the current energies are offering you a personally empowered stance—or opportunity for such influence—and should you be willing to participate, it’s likely that you are experiencing the breaking through of an entirely new circular path… you’ve earned it.

❝There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.❞
——Guy Gavriel Kay


Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
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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❝If you’re betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair.❞
——O.R. Melling

AN OPENNESS TO RECEIVE

Forecast for Wednesday, November 11th
Virgo/Libra Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—a breathing space between Not Yet and No Longer…

It is sourced within 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 that we are assured that “love is patient, love is kind… it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud; it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs; love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth; it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres… [that] love never fails.”

It always trusts… always hopes, always perseveres.

Only ten minutes after 8am here on the west coast the moon moves from Virgo to Libra, passing from the dutiful realm of solitude and contemplation, and meditative healing, through the shadowy, solarly Scorpionic route within your own personal Underworld, to the lunarly realms of lessons learned through the wonder that is love, harmony, and reciprocation.

❝Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart.❞
——Brené Brown

One cannot experience love if one is not open to it.

It is through this time of year, when the sun moves through Scorpio, that we all have more inclination to turn inward, to go within ourselves, into the dark and shadowy depths, to understand a bit more of who we really are… to evolve into our better selves. It is through this time of year, when the sun highlights the shadows of Scorpio, that we can innocently and unintentionally close ourselves off from others.

One must open to love and openly give it—without expectation—before love can ever be received in return.

And when one is even willingly walking through the darkness of one’s own undoing, one’s own shadows, and one’s own fears—through one’s own inner Underworld—this is when it is most essential for one to possess love within one’s heart, however hardened it may be… to remain open, despite it all in all directions—to remain even the tiniest bit open, and ready to receive.

One cannot experience love if one is not open to it, or it is experienced purely fleetingly, or lustfully… and thus, when the moon is in Libra, this lesson “cannot err in either direction—” this being: that it cannot be too open or entirely closed off.

Either way—metaphorically—the door of your heart is ajar…

❝Reciprocal accountability, or criticism—the only known antidote to error.❞
——David Brin

Libran energies demand that balance—and it’s likely that today—you are too, demanding balance, or should.

Keep in mind, too, that we’re inching ever so slowly and deliberately toward a new moon in Scorpio on Saturday—yet another lunarly event which emphasizes an intention in action through the very celestially motivated finale of No Longer while also celebrating a cosmic beckoning toward the beginnings of Not Yet…

This intention in action “must bring beauty to those who seek [your] temple, but it must also be a place of justice, where neither [you] nor they are mistreated, devalued, or damaged through poor judgement… it’s a balance that is perfect divine love when it’s done right.”

This is implied toward two individuals, coming together in union, or it could also be implied toward the coming together of No Longer and Not Yet, here in the Now—either way, this coming together needs to be divinely ordained… and will be.

❝Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.❞
——Ralph Waldo Emerson



So I suppose the question the heavens ask of you today: are you valuing your own worth and ideals—and space, time, and selfhood—in a balancing way that allows you to be truly and wholly you, but also in a way that surrenders a bit of your ego to allow for love to actually be received as intended?

Keep in mind, here too, that this receiving you’re either experiencing or allowing space for—is true love and sometimes this love feels romantic, or sexual in nature, but do not distract yourself with any limitations… sometimes love feels like breathing room—especially in Libra—or balanced give-and-take in some meaningful area in your life.

❝When sadness surrounds you,
Take a pause to think,
Life is an echo,
What you give is what you get.❞
——Manishi Gupta

Remember, too, that whatever is unfolding for you now, opening to receive you as you reciprocate in kind, to receive—that this energy always trusts… always hopes, always perseveres… and, so too, should you in its honor.

What you’re seeking is seeking you—but specificity is a detail, quite literally. It’s also likely that through yesterday’s Venus/Mars opposition, you were able to identify at least one—if not several—details which are either causing you imbalance or are simply no longer relevant or reliable… and these will need to be addressed now.

Any personal circumstances in conundrum will fall into place through the balance between discernment and openness, between personal accountability and the demanding of self-worth, and between wholly giving and truly receiving… and one must demand these on one’s own.

❝When you enter a place of stillness, you awaken the divinity within you.❞
——Peggy Sealfon


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.

*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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ENVISIONING RIGHT ACTION

Forecast for Tuesday, November 10th
Virgo Balsamic Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—breathing in and out…

Oh, to be in reverie… to possess the time, the energy, and the spacing within both heart and mind to do so.

To experience the souls whispers and longings—to allow that space within your everyday, in every little way…

Meditative mindfulness and daydreamy dallying are both likely today as yesterday’s energies remain quite palpable today, and the shrinking and dutiful moon prepares for Saturday’s Scorpio new moon—psychic healing or renewal is crucial.

A large component of your psychic healing involves the (re)connection of mind and heart… of knowing and trusting, despite it all.

Allow me to share with you a meditation* to support you in this reconnection.



•Prepare for meditation by finding a comfortable place to sit.

•Sitting with your spine, relatively erect, but with no strain or tension, find a gently rhythm to your breathing—slow and steady.

•Allow the breath to relax the body and quiet the mind.
•Settle the emotional body until it becomes still and quiet.

•In your mind’s eye imagine the light of the Soul streaming forth from the area right above your head.
•See it pour downward, down into the very center of your body, touching each chakra and settling into the center of the earth.
•Feel the alignment of heaven and earth in your body and sense a feeling of wholeness, aliveness and peace as this light irradiates your bodies.

•Begin to visualize the color royal blue—the color of the Virgo energy—imagine yourself bathed in that color.  
•See the mist of blue descend into your room and penetrating your body.
•Breath it in and permit it to flow comfortably through your entire being.

•State, inwardly, your intention to be open and receptive to the energies of Virgo and hold yourself in that place of openness.

•Imagine the purifying energies of Virgo filling your being and as it does so it cleanses all obstacles and hindrances.

•From this place of purity, imagine the world you wish to manifest. 

•See in your mind’s eye a world free of struggle, free of war and poverty.
•See humanity acknowledging the Divinity within each other.
•See right action through human relationships played out all over our globe.
•See the distribution of resources spread to every corner of the world. 
•See a world of beauty, harmony and peace. 

•Hold that vision vividly in your imagination.

•Imbue that vision with the love and compassion that a world like that would demonstrate.

•Now use your creative imaginations again to visualize all of us—all of the light workers in the world joining hands to encircle our planet.

•Imagine that we link, soul to soul, until we see a radiant, powerful circle of light surrounding the earth.
•Imagine that light irradiating the entire planet, lighting up the earth. 
•See the earth as a beacon of light in the cosmos manifesting its spiritual destiny.

•Hold this vision in your awareness for the next few minutes imbuing it with all of your focus and attention.

•••Ring the bell. 

•Now bring yourself back to your room and take a few deep breaths.
•Wiggle your hands and feet and imagine that roots are growing out of the bottom of your feet into the center of the earth, bringing you fully back into your body. 
•Let us give thanks for the opportunity to assist in the healing of our earth. 

Blessed be.




*soulbridging.com

★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

WITHIN THE QUIET

Forecast for Monday, November 9th
Virgo Balsamic Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—to your own self, be true…

There’s a lot to think about, yes?

Oh my.

Allow me to support you in your thoughts as you’re dutifully working to connect the dots of your potentially new circumstances?

One of the oldest forms of therapy through the centuries of humankind is that of going inward in contemplation, into that cosmically quiet place within, that psychically protected place referred to as the soul, and conjuring the inner wisdom of one’s own soul knowledge.

This is especially necessary now, should you be struggling with ambivalence in any way.

What I’m trying to suggest is that, despite the very exaggerated and extreme details of your personal circumstances, or potentially new unfamiliar reality, no outer source of academia or advising, counseling, therapy, or otherwise outsourcing will help you now…

You know how you feel and you know what you need to do. Do it.

Or—go do some strategizing, and then prepare to follow through.

❝You have to create the quiet to be able to listen to the very faint voice of your intuition.❞
——Jon Favreau


★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

★SPECIAL PRICING OFFERS —$123 for single readings ($199) & only $321 (that’s only $26.75/month!) for monthly forecasts (regularly $365) through 12/31/2020

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

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THE BRIGHT SIDE OF DARKNESS

Forecast for Sunday, November 8th
Leo Last Quarter Moon at 16°37′


ॐOracular Mantra—seeing the light through the darkness…

The degree of this last quarter moon associates itself, simply, with “the surge of life and love after a major crisis…”¹

Today’s energies are offering you opportunities in cosmic course corrections, energetic editing, and punctually pivotal potentials.

Further, this degree articulates so clearly, “how brilliant the light after the long “night of the soul”! the battered but unconquered consciousness finds itself exalted in the marriage of sunbeams and rising sap; this indeed is “Release” —light and life singing in the cleansed and refreshed mind, flooded for a while by the waters of feeling…”¹

❝Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right…❞
——The Beatles; lyrics to “Here Comes the Sun”

Furthermore, this degree “reveals consciousness at its most inspiring moments of enjoyment—these “peak experiences” can operate at several levels… the first and most basic level is that of life itself, and of the overcoming of its many crises—the joy and power of new beginnings.”¹

The sun itself centers itself within and all around today’s lunarly quarterly, the sunlight itself the source of all Life… though how profoundly the sun’s light beckons the call and vibration of the entire cosmic choir in a most holy of ways today.

It cannot and will not be ignored.

Several things are occurring, unfolding, and becoming… as is the emerging theme this month.

First of all, the Scorpio sun will honor the third and final Jupiter/Pluto conjunction by sextile, exact the 12th at 22°, suggesting the building of “an outlet for aggressive emotions…” as in deeply held feelings being exposed by something of a cosmic version of a bandaid being ripped off and a startled but angry yelp following the surprise of it.

Depending upon your personal circumstances this could be minor or major in response or reaction… and today may be but the beginning of the bandaid being abrasively torn off, though today and tomorrow may feel particularly harsh.

❝Harsh ways are taught by harshness.❞
——Sophocles

As shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera shares toward today’s moon, specifically, “the waning quarter moon attacks Leo like a shark from out of the depths… this is a moment of external betrayal.”²

But how brilliant the light after the very long “dark night of the soul”… the sweet release of light and life!

Kaldera continues that this betrayal, however, is seemingly “a double betrayal” though it may be no matter… “this is a Leo moon without the confidence of other Leo moons—on this moon we look at our failures.”²

But at the same time, again, these energies are working in an effort inclined “to clear the air… and the resolving of issues that have been building up—recovery can begin…”³

❝I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.❞
——Frida Kahlo

Secondly, Venus in Libra is opposing a retrograded Mars in Aries today and tomorrow through the fifteenth degrees—by technicality, exact tomorrow at 15°22’—suggesting its own intensity in extremes. This degree, however, supports you in your release, as long as you’ve prepared a plan, stuck to a strategy, and are willing to act accordingly.

Further, through this seemingly oppositional force, “you may have to reconstruct some usually secure part of your life, but in the future you’ll be wiser and you’ll build something stronger… rebuilding some area of your life will require patience, commitment, faith, and a sense of security and purpose—sometimes through devastation, we can truly come to grips with our own power.”³

It is also crucial to understand that this process of unfolding might be quite painful—for you or an/Other… that this might not exactly be an instant release, though the light and life bursting through almost immediately will need to be convinced otherwise. It will be important to realize that “picking yourself up and rebuilding after some harrowing or dangerous collision with reality can lead to a better, stronger and safer sense of where you can feel safe and harbored.”³

❝Your ultimate reason for staying in this crooked world is not to imitate its devastating physique, but trying do something about its ugly appearance.❞
——Michael Bassey Johnson

In other words—the metaphorical shark will definitely scare you… but you’ll get away, and it’ll be enough to scare you into (finally) taking the necessary steps toward living the life you were meant to live.

Here comes the sun, behind those dark clouds, and I say—it’ll be all right… because, frankly—it has to be.


*16°37′ at 5:46am PST; 6:46am MST; 7:46am CST; 8:46am EST
¹Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
²Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
³Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRUST

Forecast for Saturday, November 7th
Leo Disseminating Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—all the details facing you are beckoning you toward the truth, and the way…

Hmmm… looking at today’s energies, perhaps too far in advance, I continue to receive the feeling that confidence will play a pivotal part, and could also be something of a potential issue.

Today’s vibrations may have an element of intentionality—your inner motivations behind what you do, or fail to do, will hold more weight than these otherwise might.

And the detail of trust… this will be of paramount importance.

Over-confidence, of course, will fail you… however, not enough confidence could potentially hurt you—a delicate balance from within will need to occur: confidence occurs through trust, as with faith—but this needs to be the blind kind, the kind that needs no explanation.

Today is offering you opportunities for trust in which you must navigate blindly… without fear.

This trust, though, also suggests the participation of honesty toward yourself—are you leading by example?—are you being true to yourself?—are you further complicating and disrupting your reality or circumstances by not pursuing your ideal?

There’s a lot of celestial traffic occurring today, and building… so I would imagine that you’re feeling quite a lot within—so I’ll keep this simple: know who you are and trust this, and hold confidence in your light—the soul makes no mistakes.

❝Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.❞
——Martin Luther King Jr.


★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

RISING TO THE REVISIONS OF OCCASION

Forecast for Friday, November 6th
Cancer Disseminating Moon; Part 3


ॐOracular Mantra—everything is changing–what would you like these changes to look like?

Lunarly oppositions to the heavyweights will likely offer heavier reactions and repercussions throughout the day.

By the afternoon, the Cancer moon will oppose Saturn while simultaneously squaring a now direct Mercury in Libra, which is squaring Saturn exactly—creating a t-square of cardinality through the twenty-sixth degrees…

What message does Mercury hold?

What have you learned since October, enduring these lessons?

And how are you feeling about it all?

❝The moment has its message.❞
——Lailah Gifty Akita

The message Mercury holds is one of realization—this degree associates itself with “new perspectives on human problems…” and rising above one’s own limitations in an effort to evolve through one’s circumstances.

If you’re able to embrace in action this idea of rising above your own self-made limitations of preferences—you’re on to something.

The lessons learned since October have much to offer in support of whatever realizations you’ve come to—that there’s always more to the story, always more to uncover, always more to gain, always more to learn…

And now—now we’re feeling as though we must “rise to the occasion, and perhaps undergo an inner metamorphosis as a result of the crisis… to accept [this] as a personal challenge…” this occasion being “a confrontation of social upheaval demanding the reconsideration of static values.”

Just because “that’s the way it’s always be done…” doesn’t mean it applies to you.

However… something remains amiss.

❝I am going off script….❞
——Deyth Banger

Through the void of this degree demands “a revision of attitude and inner revaluation…”

You’re in a touchy place, in all honesty—as if you’re tapping into the squish of your mind, like the weak spot or blind spot of your neural responses… today’s energies might “make it clear that the mind that has become over-stimulated and obsessed by all it appears to be able to accomplish in some new realm of experience may easily fail…”

However… “the “failure” may have been meant… to be a challenge to the emergence of a new capacity; generally speaking, this capacity is what one calls “creative imagination” —the mind must first “imagine” that which he will then be able sooner or later to actually experience… at this stage it may be difficult to distinguish success from failure.”

Rudhyar recommends the unerring possession of undaunted faith.

And the ideas of both success and failure are relative and illusionary man-made limitations.

❝If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.❞
——Douglas Adams


★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

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BETWEEN A ROCK & A HARD PLACE

Forecast for Thursday, November 5th
Cancer Disseminating Moon; Part 2


ॐOracular Mantra—thinking yet again about our internal walls…

Many lunarly connections being made today, suggesting that our feelings may become a bit overwhelmed and our sense of security feeling a smidge threatened.

If you’re seemingly caught between a rock and a hard place—emotionally or otherwise—or between the desperate need to self-soothe and the smothering pull to care for others… choose to first balance your own sense of centeredness before moving to extremes either way.

❝It’s me. I chose this. I chose all of this—this rock has been waiting for me my entire life—I’ ve been moving toward it my whole life.❞
——Aron Ralston

Today may offer you an opening opportunity to (again) examine deeper, inner motivations—your own and all others—and it might occur through vulnerabilities, squish or direct weakness.

To understand a base motivation is to understand all strategic moves thereafter to achieve said motivation… to understand your own basic needs is to understand an/Others.

❝Everything happens for a reason, and part of that beauty of life is that we’re not allowed to know those reasons for certain.❞
——Aron Ralston

If these essential components are understood, and valued, it will be much more practical to address, and easier to honor with gusto.

Depending upon the weight of all the feelings being felt today, communications could be compromised a little, and this could provide additional issues or be a saving grace… and as Mercury remains in standstill by square to Saturn, this would suggest that communications could be, or feel, (still) quite harsh, heavy, or unnecessarily hurried.

❝Mountains are the means, the man is the end. The goal is not to reach the top of the mountains, but to improve the man.❞
——Aron Ralston

In fact, both today and tomorrow may present to you some raw reality checks—or you may share some with an/Other, with someone needing to be more appropriately informed.

Remember to remain tender, even if you’re hurting too.

❝Indeed, it has affirmed my belief that our purpose as spiritual beings is to follow our bliss, seek our passions, and live our lives as inspirations to each other.❞
——Aron Ralston


★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

★SPECIAL PRICING OFFERS —$123 for single readings ($199) & only $321 (that’s only $26.75/month!) for monthly forecasts (regularly $365) through 12/31/2020

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

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