REWARDED REFLECTIONS & REDIRECTIONS

Forecast for Friday, April 2nd
Sagittarius Disseminating Moon; Part 2


As wildly flexible and erroneously eager we we may be to begin, a disseminating moon, nevertheless, motions us to take a graceful breather of contentment for the moment, in the moment, and maybe even to enjoy some unexpected accidents of insight, or unintentionally learn a thing or two about a thing or two…

Because really, what do we really know? I mean really… 

If these ideas are actually entertained, there is sure to be reward.

Astrologer Dane Rudhyar acknowledged, through a particular degree beckoning the celestial energies today, that there is a “reward which meets every effort at integrating into a social environment for those who remain true to their own selves… that the essential technique for successful living is the development of a consciousness in which peace and happiness dwell—that good fortune is going to bless your life.”

I never decide if an idea is good or bad until I try it. So much of what gets in the way of things being good is thinking that we know. And the more that we can remove any baggage we’re carrying with us, and just be in the moment, use our ears, and pay attention to what’s happening, and just listen to the inner voice that directs us, the better.❞
——Rick Rubin


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

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NEW PERSPECTIVES WITHIN POLARIZATION

Forecast for Thursday, April 1st
Sagittarius Disseminating Moon


A new month, a new opportunity—a new or revised attitude.

New experiences are waiting for you, whether you’re willing or not—but particularly, these experiences should be quite rewarding if you’re open to adjusting your preferences and flexing your rigidities…

Truly, each day is an opportunity. Each day is a new day. Thereby, each day should be taken on with entirely fresh eyes.

Sure. This is frustrating… but it’s time to put yourself on priority—the transpersonal responsibility focus that’s been lingering since January (if not since October) is thickening and becoming more and more heightened by the day… and not only are we experiencing daily effects of propogandized polarization—we are feeling a smidge polarized from within.

As Rudhyar delineated, “there must be a polarization before there can be fulfillment… the tragedy of so many contemporary lives is that, having become sharply individualized, the men and women cannot find their truly matching polar-opposite—because they are not fulfilled at the root level of human emotions and vitalistic forces, they pass their lives seeking the ideal complement, often glamorized as the “soul mate”…”

Continued, “the Adam and Eve story refers to this principle of polarization, although the story has been turned upside down by priestly intellects to serve their purposes… Adam and Eve accepted the Presence, not of the Tempter—but of the Individualizer, who sought to have them born out of the womb of unconscious passivity to Nature’s God. But the result of the experience frightened them. They “hid”; they failed in the great test of individualization, and in this sense the archetype of that failure is deeply imbedded in man’s generic unconscious. It is repeated time after time…”

Moreover, “modern “individuals” are confronted with another test, but they do not understand its meaning—it is the test of polarized conscious participation in the evolutionary process… a polarization that could dissolve alienation, isolation and egocentricity… projecting into everyday living the realization of wholeness and fulfillment… every individual may be confronted with the potentiality of a fulfilling act of self-realization—we are told by it that the fulfillment of desire is a possibility, at whatever level and in however incomplete a manner it may be experienced.”

Wholeness within yourself, to be reflected back into the collective, is your transpersonal responsibility—this is the new experience waiting for you.

Last year was the year I lost my patience with people who deal with life like it is not precious.❞
——Björk


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

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KNOWING THROUGH SHOWING

Forecast for Wednesday, March 31st
Scorpio Disseminating Moon; Part 2


If there is one overarching symbolism of energy influencing the vibrations today, it is occurring through an aspecting degree that associates itself to what astrologer Dane Rudhyar explained as “the constructive use to which difficult past experiences can be put as examples for those who are still striving to overcome their passions…”

Continued, Rudhyar explained that “every type of experience can be made to serve a spiritual purpose—every man or woman, however humble his or her status, can be an example to younger people who are still struggling to overcome or control the compulsive drives of their emotional-biological natures… whoever has managed a difficult performance contributes to the collective wisdom of his community and of mankind—every achievement is to be passed on to those who may be inspired by it to greater and more adequate efforts.”

Rudhyar concludes, most soberingly, that “it is the responsibility of anyone who has taken one step ahead in his evolution to help others to take that step—this is true education.”

All that we don’t know is astonishing. Even more astonishing is what passes for knowing.❞
——Philip Roth


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

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CIRCUMSTANTIAL DIRECTIONALITY

Forecast for Tuesday, March 30th
Scorpio Disseminating Moon


New directions and directionality determine and are determined through the dictation of new boundaries, as well as by the willful seeking of riding above and healing, despite it all.

Keep in mind, today, that not only is the moon traditionally ruled by Mars—Venus is too, in Aries—but this Mars-ruled moon is currently inconjunct Venus, the sun, and Chiron in Aries, as well as Mars itself, currently moving in Gemini… 

May you be “ready to face [your obstacles or limitations, pain or broken narratives] daringly…” as these current and entirely relevant energies “show a willingness to accept crises and to go through them—and implies a transition to a new level at which the individual who has learned from experience demonstrates a truly mature mind… what is revealed here is character under adverse circumstances.”

Simply sailing in a new direction you could enlarge the world.❞
——Allen Curnow


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

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THE PRESSURES OF BRILLIANCE

Forecast for Monday, March 29th
Libra Disseminating Moon


Today’s Libra moon may struggle with balance, and perhaps, much more importantly, matters of consequence.

Depending upon how you acknowledge, address, or confront your ability to balance that which needs (re)balancing—the separating conjunction between Chiron, the sun, and Venus continues to trigger, taunt, or traumatize feelings of imbalance, as well as any lingering dynamics between inner and outer pressures or frustrations…

Through these potentials, however—brilliance and mastery will eventually transcend over any remaining feelings of victimization or limitation, frustration or overwhelm.

Remember—these days less is more.

The Pressure:
Maybe one day,
after centuries,
we can become brilliant gems
in crystal caves
and we will be immortal after all.❞
——Keelie Breanna


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HAPPINESS REBALANCED

Forecast for Sunday, March 28th
Libra Full Moon at 8°18′


I’m one to argue that the term ‘happiness’ and all it represents and associates itself to is largely discouraging, defeating, and desensitizing, which may seem like something of a paradox, though, nevertheless, as Bill Maher is wont to say, ‘I don’t know it for a fact… I just know it’s true.’

Happiness is, to secure a definitional foundation, an illusion and always changing, not unlike truth or beliefs, or facts… happiness, like love, is a verb—an action—not really a feeling, contrary to popular belief, although, simultaneously, nevertheless, it is very much a feeling. Happiness, overall, is a way of life—it is a choice, a mindset, a reward for being realistic toward it.

Happiness will not, however, do all the dirty work while one sits around to enjoy all its pleasures… even Venusian indulgences through Aphrodite herself tend to wane once these are taken for granted.

The root of the word ‘happiness’ is not ‘happy’ but ‘hap’ meaning, according to dictionary.com, ‘one’s luck or lot; an occurrence, happening, or accident.’

Simply put, happiness happens…

Much like today’s oppositional energies, which are really more juxtapositionally cross-purposed between Aries and Libra—Aries represents one’s inner life force, one’s will, and one’s egoically inspired motivations, while Libra represents the harmony and happiness rewarded to one who is courageous enough to fight for that which one knows is one’s joy and soul purpose. Thereby, through this oppositional dynamic, happiness is earned, and endlessly fought for, and «harmony» is the consequential result.

I don’t know this for a fact… but it just has to be true.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.❞
——Dalai Lama XIV

Harmony, too, is a tricky thing… something of its own endless lemniscus of indefinable contradiction. Harmony, according to dictionary.com, is defined as ‘agreement; accord; consistency; order’… the noun to describe a handful of verbs: to agree; to accord; to consist; to order—a result of actions taken.

The word ‘harmony’ is derived from Latin as ‘harmonia’, meaning ‘framework’, naturally—is harmony the framework that joins together one’s consistency of agreements in action? Hmmm… it feels almost balanced by meaning.

Shifting in balance, today’s main connections occur through the eighth degree of both Aries and Libra—the sun connecting in conjunction to «both» Venus and Chiron at exactly 8° Aries… eight being the number of infinity, which associates itself to constant flow, or, in general terms—harmony.

A Libra moon is naturally inclined toward an/Other, seeking harmony and balance, and needing constancy—though these things feel tragically out of one’s control.

An Aries sun is naturally independent, or, at the very least, independently motivated, as is Venus—of course the sun associates itself more with character strength, and when transiting, more specifically, with one’s motivational force, and Venus, with one’s desires. And where Chiron is transiting represents where the collective wound is being picked at and potentially triggered… and when in Aries, where the sun, most significantly, is exalted in Aries, these motivations and desires and pickings—or triggers—are reflected somehow back toward oneself, from within.

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
——Dale Carnegie

And so again—a Libra moon pulls toward, from outward, beyond, however happily, while Aries energies reflectively magnetize within oneself… though, because Mars rules Aries, this magnetism can feel aggressive and quite direct.

So, there is an obvious imbalance of distribution here, with more celestial activity stirring and occurring through Aries over Libra, there will be a natural overcompensation—something Libra is already familiar with.

It is, perhaps, through the collaborative components of Venus and Chiron—Venus, traditionally, feeling somewhat awkward in Aries, and Chiron feeling a bit awkward anywhere… that the additional imbalance of distribution is occurring—in other words, you might need to initiate a change within your reality, within yourself, and within your squish, that will most likely feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar.

It could also manifest through actual events, this inner feeling of courage, or audacity, which hold you to your own stances… or it will force you to change.

Either way, you win… though this victory will require first-aid.

The eighth degrees of Aries and Libra, respectively, associate with both spiritual forces and spiritual power, and much like happiness and harmony—one just actively participate with spiritual forces to fully embrace the spiritual power available… this is a protected dynamic of interaction between Self and an/Other, between Self and All That Is—and this, in itself, is something of its own endless lemniscus of example and intentioned interaction.

This dynamic also demonstrates the dynamics of belonging and the differences between seeking for one’s home, for a purpose of place… and feeling a sense of security within one’s soul, one’s home within—which would imply a protective force, which is a sense of harmonious belonging—a belongingness in harmony. Belonging implies a reciprocative exchange. And on and on and on it goes… as is the endless flowing cycle of self and other, married, united.

So, overall, I don’t know it for a fact—I just know it’s true: you’ve got this, and the universe is supporting your efforts.

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
——Ayn Rand

Finally, Mars is separating from a recent conjunction with the North Node, through the thirteenth degree of Gemini, suggesting a powerful ‘source of inspiration’… this degree associates itself with “having entered upon the path of individualized experience that brings him in touch with broader or higher realms of superpersonal inspiration, the individual person is able to become himself a source of inspiration, an agent for Man… his role is to mobilize emotions, to present to others an image of what for most people is beyond their mediocre and lukewarm responses to the challenge of becoming “more-than-man”…”

Continued, “to experience more intensely and to see farther… one moves into new realms and successfully challenges the fears, the insecurity and the lack of self-confidence of the past in oneself—all negative attitudes which, while conditioned by the social environment, have become engraved upon the unconscious; having achieved this liberation, one can bring to the environment the power generated by self-discipline, skill and self-confidence.”

Also, the sun and Venus just connected by superior conjunction at 6° Aries… this is a degree that associates itself with “a desire for individualization [which] operates at first as a one-pointed or one-sided drive focusing itself upon an exclusive goal… the first attempt at building an inner realization of integral being[ness] may be defeated at any time by the regressive pull toward undifferentiat[ed actions thereby].”

Ultimately, the culmination of today’s energies peak through the eighth degree of Aries, opposed through a lunarly influence in Libra—which associates itself to ‘a blazing fireplace in a deserted home’… “the need to realize that even through the most empty hours a spiritual power is ever ready to welcome and warm up the wayward consciousness returning to center… in a sense it links the vision, catalyzed by the contact with an inspirer, with the possible reaction of fear or shock that arises from such a contact—within the abandoned great dream, some intangible and warm “presence” remains: the ever renascent hope for a rebeginning.”

I don’t know any of this for a fact… but it just has to be true.

On and on the eternal lemniscus harmonizes, and happily, the flame flickers on…

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.❞
——Jane Austen


*8°18′ at 11:46am PDT; 12:46pm MDT; 1:46pm CDT; 2:46pm EDT
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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CLARIFYING & SIMPLIFYING

Forecast for Saturday, March 27th
Virgo/Libra Gibbous Moon


Continued strategic planning today, and inner motivational assessments—today is an auspicious day to continue clarifying and simplifying your to-do list, and to continue broadening your own awareness of your strengths and weaknesses… to continue questioning your own motivations.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.❞
——Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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TECHNIQUES OF TRANSCENDENCE

Forecast for Friday, March 26th
Virgo Gibbous Moon


Psychologist Abraham Maslow inspired the ‘hierarchy of needs’, the foundational levels of its pyramid list basic human needs for survival, for companionship, for community, and eventually, at its tip, for self-actualization—otherwise referred to as a peak experience.

Some of us have one really convincing peak experience, while many of us experience several peaks, though Maslow finally concluded that the ‘true peak’ is self-transcendence… which refers to “the very highest and more inclusive or holistic level of human consciousness, behaving and relating, as ends rather than means, to oneself, to significant others, to human beings in general, to other species, to nature, and to the cosmos.”

Self-actualization begins the process to self-transcendence, and involves “personal authenticity, purpose, and a realistic grasp on reality…”

Basically, self-actualization is the process of finally becoming yourself, embodying yourself and your highest potentials… while self-transcendence is the ultimate process of living beyond yourself—or, in other words, getting over yourself.

Self-actualization is what educated existence is all about…❞
——David Brooks

Techniques for transcendence, spiritual or otherwise, according to bigthink.com writer Mike Colagrossi, include: a will to find meaning in one’s life; creating something for the world; a balanced receptivity to the inherent beauty in the world; focused shifts from selfhood to the well-being of others; change for motivation of values; a steadied stream of elevated emotions; and moral concern for others… to read the full article.

Astrologer Dane Rudhyar states that it is “stressed here… the fact that the power available to any man in time of crisis and decision has very deep roots in the past, whether the past of physical ancestry or the past outlined by a series of previous embodiments conditioned by some dominant purpose and by the many-phased development of a particular type of complex character… only the actions that are necessary—even if only in the long run—for meeting such a need can actually be called “spiritual”…”

Self-transformation commences with a period of self-questioning. Questions lead to more questions, bewilderment leads to new discoveries, and growing personal awareness leads to transformation in how a person lives. Purposeful modification of the self only commences with revising our mind’s internal functions. Revamped internal functions eventually alter how we view our external environment.❞
——Kilroy J. Oldster 

There’s fertile potential in the energies these days to both initiate ideals and ‘have your way’, rooted or otherwise, within your own reality… though it’s recommended that you know who you are, and it would be such an advantage to you to honestly actualize your ideals, in action—in fact, I would love to support you in your ideals through something I am beginning to refer to as actionable astrological guidance—though I doubt Facebook will allow me to change the name of my page.

To conclude, let me be clear—there is a rooted power within you… center yourself into it and come out, authentically, through it—then live beyond it.

Begin implementing your very lunarly Virgoan to-do list for living your most authentically self-actualized life today.

In this lifetime of ours, isn’t it worth going all the way with it?

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.❞
——Janis Joplin


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IT’S ALL HAPPENING

Forecast for Thursday, March 25th
Leo/Virgo Gibbous Moon


Anything is possible, anything happens all the time…

And today might be one of those days when you really feel it.

Even if it doesn’t seem plausible… implausible is sometimes still possible.

Stay within the realms of reality, of course—but an open mind, and an open heart, will be required.


I dwell in possibility…
——Emily Dickinson

AUTHORING OUT OF AUTOPILOT

Forecast for Wednesday, March 24th
Leo Gibbous Moon


It’s possible that a decision is needing to be made, or a stance is needing to be taken—or perhaps you are making an effort to alter, shift, pivot, change or adjust something… 

Be careful here.

The larger, wider picture of where you are now is pointing toward a juncture… and this is a precious place to be, though it may or may not exactly feel like it.

Particularly if you’re navigating your decisions, or choices, through your emotions or egoic motivations—this is especially dangerous, if not entirely detrimental. It is important to rise above now, to apply a discernment beyond yourself and all preferences—to see for yourself the bigger picture… to react through feelings rather than responding through awareness, and clarity, could really trick you up now.

Unnecessary risk is not advised.

Knowing who you are is strongly recommended.

Envisioning who you are making efforts in actionable living to become is imperative.

Should you willfully choose to continue ‘playing the game’ or ‘riding the wave’ or otherwise living on autopilot—to continue perpetuating your pain, your plight, or your problems you are directly and haphazardly participating in unnecessary risk with your own vitality and livelihood.

Should you be experiencing subtle frustrations, or fuming anger, you are likely acknowledging—however privately or inwardly—this willful participation in risk… you cannot lie to yourself, the soul doesn’t allow this—which is why the ego so readily and eagerly provides so many excuses to deny oneself or, conversely, grossly support one’s own victimization narratives and limitation.

Should you be experiencing a nameless frustration… try to simply stay in this space—try to feel it… try to feel it until you can effectively own it without blame or shame.

Try to think back to March 4th—where were you thoughts at this time?—how were you tricking yourself?

It’s time to be realistic. It’s time to take accountability.

It’s time to take accountability and ownership of your own actions… and of all the actions you haven’t taken.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.❞
——Siddhārtha Gautama


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