DEFICIT OR DELICIOUSNESS

Forecast for Sunday, October 11th
Leo Balsamic Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—larger-than-life thoughts and instincts regarding the authenticity of endings and beginnings and potentials of all things are resonating and reverberating…

Why do we feel the need to compensate?

What is it we’re doing when we overcompensate?

Wikipedia tells us… “in psychology, compensation is a strategy whereby one covers up, consciously or unconsciously, weaknesses, frustrations, desires, or feelings of inadequacy or incompetence in one life area through the gratification, or drive toward, excellence in another area… compensation can cover up either real or imagined deficiencies and personal or physical inferiority—positive compensations may help one to overcome one’s difficulties, on the other hand, negative compensations do not, which result in a reinforced feeling of inferiority.

There are two kinds of negative compensation: overcompensation and undercompensation…

Overcompensation is characterized by a superiority goal, which leads to striving for power, dominance, self-esteem, and self-devaluation.

Undercompensation, which includes a demand for help, leads to a lack of courage and a fear for life.

❝There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.❞
——John Lennon

Alfred Adler, founder of the school of individual psychology, introduced the term compensation in relation to inferiority feelings; he argued that a perceived inferiority or weakness led to physical or psychological attempts to compensate for it… such compensation, obviously, could be positive or negative in its effects.

The typically joyful and playful and lively Leo moon squares Uranus and Mercury before moving void of course*—all before 7:30am here on the west coast… and so the voided and balsamic Leonine moon renders its natural liveliness a bit deflated and so transfers its energies, or overcompensates them, instead, to the influences of a currently breakthrough/breakdown balancing Libran sun.

The sun—by tradition is Leo’s ruler anyway—begins applying the heavyweights in Capricorn from Libra, and today exacts its square to a somewhat weakened Jupiter at 18°42′, while Jupiter exacts its ongoing sextile (since roughly mid-September) with Neptune at 18°45’—which was last exacted on July 27th at 20°.

These are both definitely larger-than-life energies, separately…

Your reality, or reality as it is, may feel larger-than-life today, or through this week, and it may feel somewhat effortless for you to capture either a deliciousness or deficit about it that isn’t typically acknowledged or experienced… and this will all hinge upon how you’ve been navigating your circumstances up to this point. Although, it is possible that—despite your recent perspectives or perceptions or previous programming—you’ll be somewhat unwilling to accept deficit, or unable to allow for deliciousness, and be more inclined to go out of your way, in either way, and beyond your means to fulfill any lack or enjoy those little sweetnesses in life, deservingly or not.

And this is just the background soundtrack…

❝Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.❞
——Marianne Williamson

*☽♌︎VOC by 7:29am-9:56pm PDT; 8:29am-10:56pm MDT; 9:29am-11:56pm CDT; 10:29am-12:25am tomorrow EDT

★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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VOLUNTEERING FOR CHANGE

Forecast for Saturday, October 10th
Cancer/Leo Balsamic Moon

ॐOracular Mantra—despite wanting to run, or wanting to hide, it’s important to examine the totality of the whole through the sum of each of its parts simultaneously…

In a lab setting, prepared for preliminary experimentation, a hermit crabs most uncomfortable point is when it is forced to experience actual vulnerability—because the hermit crab has either been cracked out of its shell or provoked out by administered shock treatments—experiencing what scientists now agree is actually functional pain rather than mere nociception.

It seems like a simple enough task, should a hermit crab voluntarily choose to uproot itself in search for an upgraded talisman of real estate, especially within the context of a staged and protected, and adequately stocked and prepared home aquarium environment… but it is rarely the case that a crab in Nature, much less a lab setting, will volunteer for change, much more, for anything painful or uncomfortable or traumatic, unless forced to because of sizing constraints.

❝When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.❞
——Viktor E. Frankl

Much like Cancerian energies in Nature—today’s energies could feel lingering, or holding, complacent, or possess nostalgic preferences toward expectation or for the past.

In Nature, and in lab settings alike, a hermit crab will not voluntarily leave its shell—especially if the quality of the shell was considered top-notch by crustacean standards. Or not. There is quite a bit of disturbing documentation of crabs in Nature making due with plastic bottle lids and broken necks of beer bottles as shells…

Even when shocked within the lab setting it was found that many of the crabs refused to evacuate if the shell was considered top-notch, i.e. sturdier, thicker, and/or—simply preferred.

Maybe not even preferred—just considered home. Perhaps they identify with their shells as a part of themselves.

Either way, despite the circumstances, the crabs refused to vacate. Even when zapped!

What was learned in this experiment* was that there was a motivational trade-off demonstrated—the crab needed to be «motivated» by that pain to leave a less than ideal shell. And so, naturally, this was case by case, crab by crab, and to a much lesser percentage.

The word ‘Cancer’ not only associates itself to the Latin word for ‘crab’, akin to Greek ‘karkínos’, or Sanskrit ‘karkata’—the slang verbage ‘crabbed’ means to be ‘spoiled’—as from the Latin stem ‘cancr-’, ultimately, canker—which is to describe ‘a non-healing sore’… and when the body endures a non-healing sore, it is typically through one or more of the following reasons: poor circulation, infection, edema—or otherwise excessive swelling, insufficient nutrition, or repetitive trauma to the wound… something is, in other words, spoiling—something is not comfortable.

❝And you’re searching yourself but could not find an answer
Now the feeling grows inside of you like a cancer…
You struggled for words you could never say somehow
But there’s nowhere to run ’cause the secret’s out now…❞
——Airborne Toxic Event; “The Secret”

We associate Cancer with non-healing sores because it is rarely the case that a crab in Nature or otherwise will volunteer for change—sometimes even when necessary—because Cancerian energies are inclined to linger, to hold on, and typically inclined to complacency, much like a non-healing sore, even when incredibly uncomfortable or tortured…

Even nostalgic preferences for memories previous to the pain occurring seem to be where Cancerian energies ensconce themselves.

Even when zapped.

My point today is that the energies may zap you… try to understand this experience in its totality instead of allowing the zap itself to overwhelm you emotionally… and whatever non-healing sore or uncomfortable vulnerability within you—may actually be serving you—symbolically or metaphorically speaking—it might be where the discomfort can connect to something larger… or it may simply be your own raw version of reality to zap you back into a state of mind necessary to care for yourself more appropriately.

In other words—there may be no real or functional reason to leave your shell at this time… but there may be some serious cause for reexamining your inner motivations—or severe lack thereof—regarding whatever discomfort you’re currently experiencing or enduring… as well as a friendly reminder or otherwise that expectations in regard to anything or anyone is never, ever a good idea.

❝I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.❞
——Bruce Lee

*the experiment

★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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THE INNER POWER OF POTENTIALS

Forecast for Friday, October 9th
Cancer Last Quarter Moon at 17˚


ॐOracular Mantra—today could be a continued challenging day, holding space to grieve for what is no longer, to allow space for the magnitude of what is on its way for you…

Since the full moon event the moon has connected to Mars, Uranus, and the North Node through its efforts to connect back to the sun by square, to reassess progresses made, and further confront any obstacles—obstacles manifested through the last quarter phase are typically occurring beyond oneself, rather than within.

To review—the Capricorn heavyweights of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto have all only recently stationed direct from several months of retrogradation between the three since April…

It is likely that clarity has mostly been restored—and to achieve this level of clarity required much trust, and a (re)connection with Source, or Spirit, with that eternal spark Divine… and a renewed centeredness with All That Is—and perhaps most essentially—through living your ideals within your Truth in everyday reality.

This demanded a deep-seated trust through applying intentions in action.

❝Trust is very hard if you don’t know what you’re trusting.❞
——Marianne Williamson

However. With all of any of this—much needed to be made aware, and much needed to be sacrificed, and surrendered to.

And loss, endings, and new beginnings, too, have all been navigated, either willingly or begrudgingly.

It should be equally as likely now to reflect back to April, to all parameters of your reality at that time in an effort to seek further clarity upon your circumstances here in the Now.

Today’s last quarter lunar phase opposes Jupiter in Capricorn by a degree, as well as squares a Libran sun, which squares, in turn, the planet Jupiter–creating a cardinal t-square alignment, while Jupiter is very much strengthened through its camaraderie in Capricorn between Saturn and Pluto. This would then, in turn once more, suggest not only a confrontation to be experienced in actuality through last quarter manifestations, but also the actual application in initiating fundamental adjustments to appropriate further expansions of potential.

Whoa—can you feel the power of potential occurring here!?

Still… these potentials stir from within, reflecting all around.

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

This three-sided t-square alignment would be complete in balance with planetary presence within Aries by degree, and balance—or centeredness—through this transition would be particularly beneficial; Mars is a bit beyond this degree in its retrograded state, but within Aries nevertheless—this point of balance would be found between a retrograded Mars and Chiron, and will have to do…

The endeavor that the last quarter phase is asking of you, or confronting you with, may be a matter of very Aries-focused know-how—an endeavor within the matter of adventurousness and courage.

Is your inner warrior response being summoned, demanded, requested, illicited, or conjured?

It must be pointed out, too, that Mars is making a squaring connection back toward Pluto today, exact at 22°—which is the the degree through which Saturn and Pluto collided back in January… and so these adjustments are likely being influenced, underneath it all, by the circumstances that have been unfolding through the manifestations which began at the beginning of the year.

And you’ve been through a lot this year—it’s all coming back to you…

❝If you want to achieve something, you’re going to run into roadblocks, but you have to learn how to pivot and explore your options.❞
——Hannah Bronfman

Perhaps through the raw reality of something that was lost at that time, or something which was taken… it is time to feel through your feelings on these details—as a warrior would: without judgement, with courage.

Again, a centeredness of mind and a detachment from egoic-based emotions will do wonders—or what I’ve been referring to for half this year as open-mindedness and open-heartedness—and this effectiveness will prove itself through quietude, which could undoubtedly be something of an adventure for many of us…

Turning inward is sometimes the most courageous act we can do for ourselves—psychoanalyzing ourselves, honestly, and without apology, without shame. This, too, would be considered an act in personal responsibility, as it is one’s personal responsibility to be aware of one’s own energy fields, one’s own awareness, and one’s own capacity to show up and confront oneself in regard to living in one’s own light, through one’s higher self. These are obligations to one’s own personal accountability. In any light cast, it is an act of courage, truly, to go inward, to be accountable, and to get out of one’s own way.

❝The cleverer I am at miniaturizing the world, the better I possess it.❞
——Gaston Bachelard

Getting out of your own way—it’s easier said than done, I realize, as I too trip up on this at every turn and relearn this lesson each time… though it is a practice in effort, in action, that should courageously be made as frequently as possible—the difference in your reality will astonish you. Trust me.

Cardinality typically implies something of an urgency to be experienced, and this may be so—still, this urgency mustn’t be mistaken with a sense of lateness… as there is much potential and value to be acknowledged and enjoyed within this sensation of urgency—but it is imperative to understand this this potential will need time to fully develop… everything in Nature takes its time to become—and something very big is becoming.

In its time.

This becoming, however, will trigger your patience… and demand a tender touch—and force you to wait and surrender all control.

I would recommend you do so.

❝It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.❞
——Nikola Tesla


LQ♋︎☾ 17°10′ at 5:38pm PDT; 6:38pm MDT; 7:38pm CDT; 8:38pm EDT

★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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WORKING, UNFOLDING & BECOMING

Forecast for Thursday, October 8th
Cancer Disseminating Moon


ॐOracular Mantra—all things ending and beginning, the cycles of life…

Author Bill Bryson writes in his book, “The Body”, that “the skin consists of an inner layer called the dermis and an outer epidermis… the outermost surface of the epidermis, called the stratum corneum, is made up entirely of dead cells…”

Bryson continues to express with sentiment that “it is an arresting thought that all that makes you lovely is deceased; where body meets air, we are all cadavers… these outer skin cells are replaced every month—we shed skin copiously, almost carelessly: some twenty-five thousand flakes a minute, over a million pieces every hour—run a finger along a dusty shelf and you are in large part clearing a path through fragments of your former self… silently and remorselessly we turn to dust.”

Is there anything that lasts?

❝My God, a moment of bliss. Why, isn’t that enough for a whole lifetime?❞
——Fyodor Dostoevsky

(Apparently, our DNA is nearly eternal, and at an atomic level, as well, we are metabolically eternal, which is quite a thought to think, indeed…)

The thoughts that inevitably and predictably shimmied through your mind as you read through these sentiments above may be resonating so truly with the vibrations of today’s energies: nothing is forever and the raw reality of evolution, in all ways through all things, is the only constant.

Or, maybe you thought: gross.

If you thought this was gross, what would your reaction be toward pus?—as Bryson informs that “the pus that seeps from a wound is simply dead white cells that have given their lives in defence of you.”

Gross, in this regard, could thereby be misconstrued and translated as defaulted ingratitude.

❝Just for the sake of amusement, ask each passenger to tell you his story, and if you find a single one who hasn’t often cursed his life, who hasn’t told himself he’s the most miserable man in the world, you can throw me overboard head first.❞
——Candide

Our bodies, quite literally, serve us in every single minute if we are so inclined to treat it honorably, with care.

It’s that time of year again, when the summer days here in the northern hemisphere begin to die, evolving into autumnal breezes and crisper colors, until the brilliance of bronze and vermilion hues fall, quite literally, into the bleak and freezing ultimate death of another year… all of Gaea’s seemingly invincibly resilient energies used to transmogrify life itself, giving full life to spring—ah, tis the cycle of life—full and complete with all of its millions of little deaths every day, in every breath we breathe, inhaling and exhaling, and in every flake of skin we unconsciously shed… death awaits us without judgement.

All things must die—as it’s a process within the cycle of Life.

Today’s moon squares the wounds and woundedness—and even the plucky pus involved—of Chiron and begins applying an opposition to the reality-checking heavyweights of Capricorn, and so is the very raw reality that today would feel as though a secured sense of protection or only recently protected sense of security is being taken, revoked, revised, threatened or transformed… much like our skin being scratched enough to cause a rash, or bleeding—to inflict enough damage as to require recovery.

Gross, indeed.

❝When I have neither pleasure nor pain and have been breathing for a while the lukewarm insipid air of these so called good and tolerable days, I feel so bad in my childish soul that I smash my moldering lyre of thanksgiving in the face of the slumbering god of contentment and would rather feel the very devil burn in me than this warmth of a well-heated room. A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life.❞
——Hermann Hesse

Today may be a revealing of vulnerability… details of a matter coming to a crisis point.

So is the very raw reality that today somewhat slightly epitomizes that crucial point of the cyclic phase—the crucial point of the brilliance falling, quite literally, into a bleak and freezing awakening… that time which begins soon, when your breath hits the chilling and freezing air visibly.

The crucial point upon reality—that stunning moment of pause that inflicts your thinking to become much more serious than it was but moments ago…

Either way, Winter is coming…

It is the natural time of year, for millennia, when we begin to slow down and prepare for, basically, the worst—as we are deriving, still, from a time of hunter-gatherer mentality, from the mentality that if one didn’t have enough nuts stored or preserves reserved or thoroughly insulated and weather-resistant accommodations… survival was severely threatened.

Fears, naturally, be they fictional or factual, may be growing more pronounced; fears may be emerging—most definitely concerns, anxieties, and worries—defenses, either way, are likely up, for any number of reasons and their attributing circumstances—vulnerabilities are being pinpointed, poked, and potentially even probed.

❝The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.❞
——John Locke

It is important to remember, especially as we are no longer hunting and gathering daily for our survival in such a severe sense, that fear, concern, anxiety, worry, and any sense of control you think you need are all direct translations to the universe that you do not trust the clockworks of it all, that you do not trust that the unknowable unfolding is unraveling in your favor.

Trust.

Trust that you will experience warmth, and fullness, and a sense of security.

Love.

Love one another. Love yourselves. Open to love.

These days, these fears may additionally involve—what is happening?; what is real anymore?; is there anyone to be trusted?; what lies beyond this seemingly endless mess?

Try to focus upon what «can» be assigned as real, what and who «can» be trusted, and what «can» be envisioned beyond the endless mess.

Shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera recommends it being “a good time to think about our own internal walls, the ones that we erect for self-protection, and check to see if they’re really still needed… and if they are, determine whether they’re in good working order and not full of holes.”

Indeed.

As we continue preparing, persevering, practicing patience, and presence, and as we further our resiliences to panic-resistance…

Where are our vulnerabilities?

Toward what are we defaulting in ingratitude?

Where beyond these measures are we still vulnerable, wounded, and untrusting?—here in the Now, toward the potentially foreseeable, and into the unknown and unknowable of Not Yet?

And through what mentality, perspective, or heart space are we able to—despite it all—remember and trust, as with our bodies, that even the farthest reaching galaxies within these realms of All That Is is working, unfolding, and becoming… all in our favor?

❝When we let go of what we think is best for us, we can receive what we truly need.❞
——Anthon St. Maarten


Bryson, B. “The Body” Black Swan; ©2019.
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.

*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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THE HITTING OF AN EMERGING NERVE

Forecast for Wednesday, October 7th
Gemini Disseminating Moon; Part 2

ॐOracular Mantra—it may be a bit more cumbersome today to communicate what you’re thinking and feeling, but that’s just fine…

Maybe the days vibrations will begin on a neurotic note?

Neurosis, by clinical definition, describes ‘a functional disorder in which feelings of anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsive acts, and physical complaints without objective evidence of disease, in various degrees and patterns, dominate the personality…’ though, of course, I mean to intend a much more playful meaning of this diagnosis…

Jung’s theory of neurosis is based on “the premise of a self-regulating psyche composed of tensions between opposing attitudes of the ego and the unconscious—a neurosis is a significant unresolved tension between these contending attitudes… although adjusted well enough to everyday life, the individual [loses] a fulfilling sense of meaning and purpose, and has no living belief to which to turn—there seems to be no readily apparent way to set matters right.”

In these cases, Jung turned to ongoing symbolic communication from the unconscious in the form of dreams and visions to better understand the mundanity of everyday life.

❝If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.❞
——Sylvia Plath

If something neurotic is emerging in your reality—beyond the current neurotic reality of the collective, of course—it might be more appropriate, as Mercury moves into its first of three oppositions to Uranus, to be playful with whatever it is.

And, of course, I say ‘neurotic’ playfully, as in something that triggers you, truly, but isn’t so stigmatized or clinical…

This opposition, especially through its eventual retrograde, will offer three opportunities for something brilliant, insightful, surprising, or off-putting to become normalized in your reality… these oppositions, however they manifest for you, are offering you expanded awareness and inspired consciousness.

Today’s neurotic revolution inspires and “sets the stage for a tumultuous process, which may lead to a new approach to the problems resulting from individualization… these repressed or oppressed instincts stage an emotional outburst, claiming their due…” though—again, in a more playful manner—these outbursts could break open toward new ways of thinking and feeling about a number of things.

Further… as Mercury exacts its first opposition to Uranus today at 9°37’—and will connect in opposition again, in retrograde, October 19th, and then a third and final time in November*… this degree through which this insightful opposition occurs associates itself to the element, unsurprisingly, of surprise…

At the very least—this degree resembles the hitting of a nerve.

Surprise!

❝There is a correlation between how seriously we take life and the number of problems we have.❞
——Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Either way, you are being given an opportunity to deal with something which—or someone with whom—you would rather avoid, or simply, possesses no solid comfort or firm understanding… before this issue becomes unruly or further triggered—why not hold yourself accountable to an inquiry of sorts… think of it as checks and balances.

Why not play with the pondering of a pointed perspective of something?!

Find a resolution to the madness, a solution toward the neurosis… though these solutions will by no means be immediate, or resolved quickly.

Again—this opposition will occur two more times* and be something of a process…

A significant aspect of Jung’s theory of neurosis is “how symptoms can vary by… hierarchy of discriminating psychological functions, giv[ing] each individual a dominant sensation, intuition, feeling, or thinking function preference with either an extroverted or introverted attitude—the dominant is quite under the control of the ego, but the inferior function remains a gateway for unconscious contents… this creates typical manifestations of inferior insight and behavior when extreme function one-sidedness accompanies the neurosis…”

In ordinary terms toward mundanity, this means that we protect ourselves so fiercely, sometimes to a neurotic degree, that sometimes we even protect ourselves against the joy and fulfillment we seek and yearn for…

Why not play with the neurosis?

❝And it’s bad—
To have eyes like neon signs
Flashing open, open, open
Open
Open all the time…
And it’s bad—
That I wrapped you in a fantasy
And that I carry you with me
Mmm… but lately it seems like everybody’s
Joined at the hip
And I’m still fancy
Oh, so fancy—fancy free…❞
——Ani DiFranco; “Good, Bad, Ugly”

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

★Make note of these oppositional* opportunities in potential neurosis between Mercury in Scorpio and Uranus in Taurus…

•October 5-8th—October 7th exactly at 9°37′
•October 16-20th—October 19th exactly at 9°09′ with MercuryRx
•November 15-18th—November 17th exactly at 8°

★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

BECOMING IS A PROCESS

Forecast for Tuesday, October 6th
Gemini Disseminating Moon

★Oracular Overview—thoughts are things, always, especially these days…

Sketching out a draft or outline, creating a list, or writing in a journal would all be good practice today as your mind is likely to continue spinning its wheels in mindful machinations of maniacal mastery…

Any attempt to narrow your ever-widening focus, to siphon the symbolisms or distill the essences within would benefit you greatly.

❝May your future be limited only by your dreams.❞
——Christa McAuliffe

If you have more thoughts or ponders, ideas, or opinions in your head than you know what to usefully do with… I think you might be tuned in—but what benefit will it be to you, or others, if you’re unable to appropriately clarify all of these busied, varying, distracted insights?

However. As the energies continue to shift and sway, and untangle and unfold before you and within you, offering new information, insights, or clarified understanding toward that which may have been only recently incomprehensive or unavailable… you may be feeling a longing to seek out the source, and this pursuit will very likely “lead to explosive situations…”¹ for better or worse.

❝If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.❞
——John D. Rockefeller

Herzing University recommends a series of steps—five in all—when initiating an outline in an effort to delineate a pathway for potential… to choose a topic—or, for our purposes: goal, or project, ideal, or inquiry—and establish your purpose; create a list of main ideas, topics, questions, or potentials; organize these—by priority, or application, process, or by availability, or necessity, as needed; expand… and then review and adjust where or when needed.

May this support you in your efforts within your brilliance.

Lessons learned along the way should never be filtered through shame.

Your thoughts truly are things, my friends, and should thusly be treated as such. Your thoughts can potentially become something—your thoughts, alone, can change your life… for better or worse—these daily, even minute-by-minute choices are endlessly yours.

And becoming is a process…

How empowering it is to think your own thoughts… that is all.

❝No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.❞
——Althea Gibson

¹Rudhyar, 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

THE MAGICAL VALUE FOUND WITHIN

Forecast for Monday, October 5th
Taurus Disseminating Moon; Part 3

★Oracular Overview—continuing building upon the potential that is You…

The Latin root of the word ‘value’ is ‘valēre’ meaning ‘to be worth’…

The very first sentence in Bill Bryson’s book “The Body” shares humorously, that “long ago, when I was a junior high school student in America, I remember being taught by a biology teacher that all the chemicals that make up a human body could be bought in a hardware store for $5 or something like that. I don’t recall the actual sum. It may have been $2.97 or $13.50, but it was certainly very little even in the 1960s money…”

To be worth anything value must be assigned… psychic value or otherwise—and in our culture, ‘otherwise’ is typically monetarily motivated.

A Taurean moon understands patience, and organic matter, and the investment of time, and value, against the yield of a product or resource, crop, or stock option… or even the magical components demanded within the inner workings of our own physical machinery: our bodies. That gut instinct, that inner motivation, that organic drive.

Obviously, this is humorous simply because it isn’t so simple…

❝It shouldn’t be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something’s difficult to come by, you’ll do that much more to make sure it’s even harder―or impossible―to lose.❞
——Sarah Dessen

All truth is always, endlessly, both: as simple as absolutely possible, and never so simple, simultaneously… and to assign the value of $3-15 toward the worth of the human body is both absurd… and astounding.

The human body, of course, is an extraordinarily complex machine and cannot so easily be manufactured, much less replicated… Bryson confesses, “that [it] is unquestionably the most astounding thing about us—that we are just a collection of inert components, the same stuff you would find in a pile of dirt… I’ve said it before in another book, but I believe it’s worth repeating: the only thing special about the elements that make you is that they make you—that is the miracle of life.”

Indeed.

❝Miracles happen all of the time. Just take the time to acknowledge them and watch how amazing life can really be.❞
——Gillian Duce

Bryson unravels that a study by the Royal Society of Chemistry was actually entertained in an effort to plan, outline and configure the necessary elements within our human cells, to find out how much it would cost to manufacture a human body these days—and a prototype based on Benedict Cumberbatch was delineated…

$128,763.01 is now the magic amount.

So I suppose my ultimate point through these void of course translations today feel something like: there are harsh energies about and abound; but perspective, as well as the value you assign these perspectives—because perspective can be golden—will make all of the difference between creating something with potential… and investing in your own deflation, metaphorically and symbolically speaking.

And finally, Pluto is now moving directly—albeit ever so slowly—and today’s moon connects to Pluto in a most subtle suggestion to illuminate the deepest urges from within your psyche, to empower your focus upon your goals in a most powerfully funded way, despite the costs before you… may you understand the inherent value within—that the magic within yourself, the magic that makes you You, is absolutely priceless.

All the potential you possess within yourself—known, explored, or not yet even realized—is priceless… and should be treated as such.

❝If you cannot afford yourself any luxuries for the time being, at least offer yourself the one priceless luxury no one can take away from you—your time.❞
——Lauren Klarfeld

Bryson, B. “The Body” Black Swan; ©2019.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

*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

THOUGHTS ARE THINGS, AND THEN SOME

Forecast for Sunday, October 4th
Taurus Disseminating Moon; Part 2

★Oracular Overview—everything begins with a single thought…

To build anything—or create anything—a vision of it must exist.

Everything begins with a thought. Everything.

A thought becomes a ponder, a ponder becomes an idea, an idea becomes a vision, and a vision becomes a quest, or a goal, or a project.

An envisioned idea becomes a life’s work.

Once a goal or project has been initiated, contracted, or agreed upon—taken on in one’s own or shared obligations—there are five important stages: initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring, and finalizing.

❝Don’t be a set of memorized behaviors.❞
——Syed Sharukh

Allow me to remind you that the sun recently opposed Chiron, on September 29th, and this solar opposition likely highlighted psychic and emotional oppositions within yourself, challenging you to question yourself in vulnerable ways, opening to new awarenesses—initiating, however subtly or severely, that you may not be who you think you are…

You might be so much more.

Even if these recent highlights opened new potentials for you—these still shock, provoke, hurt, and cause pronounced feelings of inadequacy or overwhelm. Continued open-heartedness and open-mindedness is necessary, likely even more so these days—in fact, it might be well beyond more than necessary… it might now be crucially imperative.

Learning to balance both an open-heartedness and an open-mindedness, as well as your own personal experiences with No Longer and Not Yet, as well as understanding how important a balance is between where you’ve come to this year, and where you’re going… these will be points of vulnerability, and—hopefully—renewed notches of self empowered authorship, between the planning of What Is and What Could Be.

❝As with so much in life, getting the balances right is a delicate business.❞
——Bill Bryson

You’re literally building something, this year, despite it feeling as though it’s all crumbling down around you… and in some places, it has, and is—and sadly, this is part of the predestined process.

Through Capricornian institutional structures experiencing the inevitable breakdown in addition to Uranus in Taurus working to provoke a more serious interest in the land itself, in our environment, through inclusive universality… implementing upon the foundations of all security, for all, is crucially imperative.

Today’s moon illuminates both the Capricornian energies, through the heavyweights, and a conjunction with Uranus, as Mercury, too, is applying an opposition to Uranus… suggesting that these points of vulnerability—collectively, truly, but also throughout the narrative of our individual realities—these points of vulnerability are points of potential… all of this brokenness all around us—this is where the light is wanting to come in.

With open-heartedness and open-mindedness—it will… it is.

We’re being given opportunities, not setbacks… but this can only be realized, and thereby monitored, through a perspective far beyond our own, whatever our circumstances may be—this is so much larger than any of us.

When will these current energies be finalized? Oh dear… maybe in the 2040s? The 2060s? It’ll be awhile—and everything we initiate will need to have these future generations in mind, not our own.

It’s no longer about us… it’s so much more.

Today may offer you unusualness of some kind, or insights far beyond your typical scope of thought… take these thoughts on—ponder—and envision a new world, a new reality… even if it’s only your own.

Though, these energies should really be grasped toward something so much more.

Envision who you are Now—and simultaneously, envision who you are becoming—as new truths continue to unfold both before you and within you.

An envisioned idea becomes a life’s work.

In living your ideal, and the ideals of a future generation you’ll never know… this begins today.

Initiate. Begin planning. Prepare to implement your ideals before 2022.

❝May your future be limited only by your dreams.❞
——Christa McAuliffe

★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 ORIGINAL SOURCE OF ALL THINGS

Forecast for Saturday, October 3rd
Aries/Taurus Disseminating Moon


Oracular Overview—following everything back to its original source will offer some surprising information…

This morning may be a bit abrasive, pushy, or enragingly rushed… after the moon moves into Taurus*, circumstances should calm naturally, or ease up enough to be noticeable.

However, either way, today may offer opportunities to “challenge powers hidden in the depths of the unconscious…”¹ and will ask of you to find the “will to explore the hidden depths of all experiences and to search for primordial causes…”¹ or, in other words—the original source.

And the curiosities and hidden information of Mercury now moving through the degrees of depth-sourcing Scorpio should definitely emerge now…

❝Echoes are more noisy than the source.❞
——Toba Beta

Yesterday’s energies potentially offered ways for your spark to be revived, or for hidden, shadowy, and unknown details to come to light… and now “the creative spirit [is] pointing to the future—a “meeting” that introduces into the collective situation a totally new factor which transcends it… a new quality of being is revealed which renders the old patterns obsolete…”²

Indeed.

These influences are occurring through the lunarly illuminations upon Mercury applying Uranus by opposition—which typically offers much in terms of uncanny insights or innovative sparks of genius, or even spiritual awakenings… and within the dichotomies of both Scorpio and Taurus, these—however these manifest for you—will likely possess quite a lot of depth to psychically spelunk, explore, and penetrate even further.

Beyond this opposition, Mars is retrograde, and applying back to Pluto, connecting by square. The first time Mars squared Pluto was on August 12th at 23° and will be exact again on October 8th at 22°, which is the degree through which Saturn and Pluto collided in conjunction in Capricorn back in January…

❝Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.❞
——Rosa Luxemburg

How was your reality defined back in January? And how is your reality now defined?

How have your foundational securities shifted or evolved since January?—as well as your sense of personal power?

What has shifted or evolved since August, specifically?—are these circumstances related?

What is currently occurring, shifting and evolving within these circumstances in your reality?

How would you prefer to experience your personal power or foundational securities?—or reality, overall…

Back in August you were given opportunities to “gain a forum for your views; rise to the top [in some way]; educate others on issues of concern; obtain necessary answers; unify; speak from the heart; light a fire under others; develop and use your power without betrayal; and give voice to your views…” and on Thursday, through this week, you could become somewhat authentically entranced, or even gaslighted (remember, I forewarned you of potential deceptions afoot through the first week of October…), to “aggressively forward your own interests without compromising; take up a stand or a cause; rise to the occasion; cross swords; play the situation as it lies; backtrack or try a new approach when an approach meets with failure…”³

❝They tell you: Follow your dreams. Listen to your spirit. Change the world. Make your mark. Find your inner voice and make it sing. Embrace failure. Dream. Dream and dream big. As a matter of fact, dream and don’t stop dreaming until your dream comes true… I think that’s crap. I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming—the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people—are busy doing.❞
——Shonda Rhimes

The last and final square between Mars and Pluto will occur on December 23rd at 24°… and likely making sense of it all, and offering the truth—the original source within all of this havoc, throughout all of the shifts, evolving, and circumstantial reality… through “finding answers to all of life’s big questions; putting a finger on arcane truths; finding a true calling; working out the ramifications; and cultivating inner truths…”³

But in between now and then some seriously sobering reality checks are due—in an effort toward once and for all learning some Capricornian lessons.

How does all of this apply toward a Taurean moon?—Taurean energies may be more concerned with foundational shifts and evolutions and the strengthening of personal powers than many other energies… and a Taurus moon acknowledges that—whatever your answers may be—there will always be a fine line between What Is and What Isn’t, between What Could Be and What Will Never Be… and a Taurus moon may understand more than any other moon that one’s resources regarding either involve much more than just oneself—but begin through ‘the original source’ within.

And you have the next two days to continue sourcing back to the true origin of all things…

❝Do you ever feel like you are giving far fewer fucks and yet still caring so much it sometimes feels like there is only the most tissue-thin layer separating your soul from this world? Like your heart may be broken but your spirit is still rising? Are you refusing to conform and somehow still fitting just right? Able to look people right in the eye without apology and also like you’re a teenager again, bashful and blushing and off-kilter… Do you ever walk on purpose even when you have nowhere to go? Do you notice things deeply, like dark red lipstick prints on pristine white coffee mugs? Like the way whiskey burns and cool white sheets feel against your skin at the end of the day? Are you claiming your identity, clear and strong and true, and also sinking into the vast unknowable mystery of your all? Do your days feel like longing and acquiescence and learning to stop grasping at things that are ready to leave or that choose not to come closer? Are you making a home of your own skin and inviting the world inside? Are you learning that cultivating solid boundaries and driving into a wide open horizon both feel like freedom, like the harsh desert mountains and the soft ocean wisdom and the road to healing that joins the two? Does it all feel like solidity, like truth, like forgiveness and recklessness and heat and sexy and holy, all rolled up together? Do you crave the burn of heat from another and for nothing to be louder than the sound of your own heartbeat, all at once? Do you finally know that you can choose a love and a life that does not break you? That you can claim a softer beauty and a kinder want, that even your animal hunger can soften its rough edges and say a full-throated ‘yes’ to what is good and kind and holy. Do you remember that insanity is not a prerequisite for passion and that there is another pathway to your art, one that does not demand your pain as payment for its own becoming? Are you learning to show up? To take up space? To feel the power? Is it full of contradiction… does it feel like fire underwater? Are you rising to sing?❞
——Jeanette LeBlanc


*☾♉︎ by 8:12am PDT; 9:12am MDT; 10:12am CDT; 11:12am EDT
¹Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
²Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
³Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.

★These current energies we’re all navigating will continue to circulate and circumvent throughout the rest of the year, into next—for better or worse—how can you best plan and prepare?—and in what ways can you strategize your personal ideals? Let’s talk about it—message me directly to book your reading—I look forward to being an asset on your journey.

*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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TRULY BELIEVING IN MAGIC

Forecast for Friday, October 2nd
Aries Disseminating Moon


★Oracular Overview—initiating, impatient, and impulsive energies abound…

To fan the flame implies the dramatizing or intensifying of whatever the source of excitation or agitation is, and through an Aries moon separating from a Libran sun while applying Mars in conjunction later today, simultaneously squaring Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn through the process—I would say that fanning the flame would be the worst of ideas, though it’s likely exactly what is occurring all around you or within.

Further, should this metaphorical fire represent the phases of the moon—a disseminating moon is both distributive and declining in its effectiveness, simultaneously… not unlike a Mars/Saturn square, in that—in Aries no less!—a foot is applied to both the gas and the brake, simultaneously.

Each vibration of ‘go’ is stunted by a very forceful, seemingly fated ‘yield, for the timing being—until more is known or understood’… I know—pretty catchy vibrational signaling, yes!? *wink*

❝It’s the little things, I expect. Little treasures we find without knowing their origin. And they come when we least expect them. It’s beautiful, when you think about it.❞
——T.J. Klune

Today’s moon illuminates these forceful and fated feelings or feignings through connecting to each of the Capricorn heavyweights, one by one, square by square—suggesting the need for an adjustment, or several… and as the moon is in its disseminating phase, it is an ideal time to further enhance the necessary details which are working «for» you—and in Aries, these enhancements could be made through actions which «are» possible, though your motivations could be met with resistance or deterrence.

Today’s moon also applies, and exacts, a conjunction to Mars itself at 24° Aries, further illuminating and heightening any initiating instincts toward impulsivity or impatience.

Take a breath—don’t get upset.

The last time Mars moved through this degree was August 16-19th—the 17th offered a trine to the sun/Mercury superior conjunction at exactly 24° Leo, a degree which associates itself, through Leo, as a reminder to you that “your situation may already feel like an arduous journey, but there is still probably further to go… be confident that you have the reserves to survive and the endurance to succeed.”

❝Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.❞
——Ralph Bunche

A reminder that the Light will always illuminate the darkness.

Right action will deal into place as it needs to—trust this… if you’re making efforts on your end, it will fall into place.

This combustive degree, however overreaching, also represented “provisions that nurture and satisfy…” but also, “crossing to the other side…” and my translation was conveying that trust would be rewarded, and hope would be shining all around you if you were able to appreciate it peripherally… things were likely feeling overwhelming and very confusing at that time—trusting that it would all fall in your favor would serve you.

Continue to trust.

Further, this degree point in Aries associates itself with an “openness to the influx of spiritual energies… molded by transpersonal forces; the revelation of new potentialities… it announces the possibility of a new step in evolution, but it is still only a possibility, a promise—man can only truly experience what he deeply believes he can experience.”

Granted, August 17th offered a Leo moon while today the moon is in Aries, strengthened (but also, perhaps, exponentially weakened) by Mars, too, moving through Aries, moving retrograde, applying squares to each of the Capricorn heavyweights… and perhaps this may only strengthen the whimsied nod to magical thinking and wishes…

❝Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.❞
——Maya Angelou

One of the thoughts I’ve been pondering as I write these posts, which I also mentioned on August 17th… unraveling the celestial translations through each day, I wonder if a firm and secured sense of trust should be more structurally instilled within personal rituals and intentions, much like how we are conditioned to trust in gravity… whereas, if this feeling or belief in trust is merely whimsical, or hopeful, or flimsy—it’s immediately tainted and strained, disconnected.

Devotion to a trust in one’s inner author, one’s inner light, should never be compromised, doubted, or rejected—or flimsy… there is a knowingness involved.

Just the same, when we whimsically wish upon stars… do we really believe?

Trust and belief need to be real.

On this note, wishing for something ungrounded or unrealistic is, indeed, rather silly, not to mention the definition of impossible—it invites and perpetuates a severe disservice to whimsy and magical thinking alike.

However. When we honor the essence of magic—which is to say—when we honor both intention and action in tandem within the frameworks of possibility, right action, and universal law… well, honestly—anything can happen. But this demands much participation on our part… magic was never about simply snapping fingers or wiggling noses to manifest a pound cake.

Trust is the spirit of Life itself—this is a little secret they don’t tell you.

Trust me on this *wink*

❝We devote a lot of energy to wishing and hoping about the meaningful joys we’d love to bring into our lives. And yet few of us have been trained in the best strategies for manifesting our wishes and hopes… formulate a precise statement describing your heart’s yearning, and then work hard to make yourself ready for its fulfillment.❞
——Rob Brezny



*Post from August 17th—

★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