Wednesday, June 21, 2017
TODAY as the summer officially begins, we enter the sign of Cancer, ruled by the element of water. Cancer brings us the nurturing and protective energy of the Mother. With the New Moon also in Cancer on Friday, we are all being offered the opportunity to reach out for our Mother in her purest, most loving form. We are all in need of some tender loving care at this time. In the viciously fast pace of our reality, we are not often afforded the time and luxury of feeling vulnerable, but how can we expect ourselves to keep going at this pace without a moment to pause and heal? This is also a beautiful opportunity to invite the loving vibrations of our Mother to soothe the wounds of our world. So much pain and fear are surfacing this year and we are coming to a breaking point. If you can, find a moment of solitude and imagine the loving arms of our Mother wrapped around the Earth, bringing us back to each other in a powerful loving embrace.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Welcome to Gemini! Over the next 24 hours the Sun moves out of the earth sign of Taurus and into the Air sign of Gemini. Be prepared to pick up the pace. Taurus roots us into spring with a slow, plodding pace. The days are gradually getting longer and the temps are rising. Where Taurus likes to keep things slow and steady, Gemini zooms around at a frenetic pace. Think of the hummingbird, how quickly it is able to change directions, staying light and high above its matters. Gemini gets our wheels turning, spitting out ideas and beckoning us to discuss them with others. The term “social butterfly” relates directly to the frequency of this sign. Easy laughter, keeping things light, and being open to change are the hallmarks of this sign. The superpower of Gemini is its adaptability, its remarkable ability to move quickly and make necessary adjustments in the blink of an eye. In the ever increasing tension of these times, being adaptable to change might just be our saving grace. Embrace it!
Monday, April 17, 2017
Can you feel the heat? As bombs are exploding, tempers are flaring and Mercury has us tripping over our own thoughts, we are being provided with a path through the fire storm. Today the Sun, in courageous Aries, is in harmony with Saturn, in expansive Sagittarius. The King of Cool (Saturn) is reminding us that the only way to get a grip is to focus and be in integrity. When I tune in, take a deep breath and listen, I can hear a calm, steady voice reminding me that I AM here to be nothing other than myself. That is the extent of my responsibility. I AM here to add my unique story to the sea of lived experience and nothing more. I AM calling the shots, deciding when to cut, what to edit, and when an entire re-write is in order. I answer to no one and nobody has permission to tell my story but me. When I remember this, I AM set free from the expectations of others and the demands of the illusion going on around me. I admit, it feels selfish to put my focus on myself when there are so many injustices to tend to “out there”. Yet, without a solid grip on myself, there is no foundation beneath me and certainly no way that I can provide stability for anyone else. So, today I AM going to take a moment to simply be who I AM, and nothing more.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Today, Jupiter, planet of GROWTH, inches ever closer to challenge Pluto, planet of TRANSFORMATION. It sort of feels like a vice grip on the soul. The opportunity is complete and utter surrender. If I struggle, the vice becomes tighter, if I go limp, I can take a breath. What beliefs about myself am I holding on to that keep me in the struggle? What words were programmed into me, before I had a chance to decide for myself who I am? This is the time to dismantle the Truth I have been spoon fed since my earliest days on this planet. The only way out is through. We are all reflections of each other. I am going to look at you while you look at me, to find the clues, to seek redemption, to find my way home.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Today, The God of War (Mars) challenges The Lord of Darkness (Pluto). Inside me the battle is raging and I taste fear. I’m doing my best not to allow it to annihilate me but I must admit, it’s tempting. My inner saboteur is giving me a good deal of material to work with. Would it be so bad if I allowed myself to fall? To fail? To quit? To admit defeat? What is it about my internal programming that expects my life to be a constant flow of achievements and victories? And why does any other experience feel like wasted time? And who is keeping score anyway?
Monday, February 13, 2017
It’s been a while since I posted. Since election day to be exact. I have come here several times since that day but simply stared at the blinking cursor, paralyzed. However, today I realized that whether I like it or not, this is the new normal. As we come to the end of a year long partnership with Uranus, ruler of rebellion and breakthroughs, and Eris, queen of disruption and persistence, in the warrior sign of Aries, I now understand that what they have been cooking up together looks a lot like LIBERATION. This process is not comfortable. In fact it is downright painful. Liberation is the act of setting oneself free. It’s is a verb and it requires immense focus, strength, trust and courage. Right now it feels a lot like being lost. I want to fill the space with anything I can hold on to, and yet, something urges me to stay in this in between, allowing the unknown to spin me around. In the midst of this perceived chaos, I can’t help but feel that something special is beginning to form from the scattered pieces of my broken down illusions.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
TODAY is the BIG DAY when we as a nation choose our new leaders. My eyes are on the square forming between Jupiter in diplomatic Libra and Pluto in determined Capricorn. A relationship between expansive Jupiter and transformative Pluto could play out in numerous ways and today we hold the key to the outcome. Regardless of who wins the presidency, there is no doubt that we are headed for BIG CHANGE. For those of us who are control freaks, the last weeks leading up to today have been tormented. My body is twitching, I’m not sleeping and I am having spontaneous bouts of sobbing. We as a collective are in the final stages of breaking through our chrysalis. Exactly who and what we will be when we emerge remains a mystery. It’s all very intense, but one thing I am clear on, this change is vital to our survival. So here’s to the mystery! We are all in this together as the co-creators of our reality. It is my sincere hope that we cling to love, forgiveness and tolerance as we break on through to the other side.
Friday, September 9, 2016
TODAY, Jupiter moves from the earth sign of Virgo into the air sign of Libra. Jupiter stays in a sign for approximately one year and acts like a magnifying glass on the energy of the sign. Libra radiates vibes of BEAUTY and COOPERATION with the aim of bringing things into BALANCE. I think we can all agree that we are in serious need of these lovely things! John Lennon was the ultimate Libra, the PEACEMAKER. It will do us all well to get “Give Peace A Chance” stuck in our heads. John wrote that song in 1969 when Jupiter also happened to be in Libra. Hum it, sing it, belt it out from the rooftops! It is up to each of us to celebrate the common ground we all share. It is time to allow some HOPE to creep into our weary souls and lighten up the tension we are all feeling right now. “You know it’s going to be alright!”.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Are you feeling as if you have one foot planted firmly on the earth and the other foot floating away into outer-space? Confused but at the same time completely clear? Saturn (reality) and Neptune (fantasy) are tossing it up under the solar eclipse and giving us all quite the ride. Add in Mercury Retrograde and we have a nice pot of sweet chaos. Instead of expending all your energy attempting to pull yourself together, why not simply allow yourself to be in two places at once? Without the resistance, you may find your experience transforming into a grand adventure! If you are sorting through painful and uncomfortable feelings it will help if you bid them adieu with gratitude for what they have taught you. Your sacred quest is beckoning you and asking you to lighten your load. Shed these old stories like a second skin and feel yourself moving upward, unencumbered and as buoyant as a bubble!
Friday, August 19, 2016
Are you yearning to be FREE? Is it burning in your chest? Making you squirm? Robbing you of sleep? I know of several people right now who are freaking out with anxiety (myself included). I am here to tell you that it is not just you and you will to get through this. Over the next few days Mars is moving into a conjunction with Saturn in Sagittarius, the sign of FREEDOM, TRUTH and KNOWLEDGE. With the God of War (Mars) and Father Time (Saturn) joining forces in this sign, you may feel extreme pressure to take a stand and assert your truth or you may be having a personal crisis of some sort, feeling that you are not where you “should” be in life. You could feel like you are lost or not “on mission”. This energy is INTENSE and you can see it heating up the collective all over the news. It is very important right now that we keep our heads and our focus on maintaining our own energy signatures. That means we do our best not to take on the problems all around us that easily drive us to fear and panic. The more we are able to hold on to our own truth in the face of the storm, the more we are able to maintain peace and calm. I know it’s a lot to ask but it’s the only way to get through this without adding to the chaos. Most importantly, hold on to your FAITH in yourself and don’t be afraid to reach out to loved ones if you need support. You are not alone.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
TODAY I am getting personal. I am currently under the influence of a Mars transit in opposition to natal Saturn. What that means is that the God of War is firing up my integrity, asking me to fight for what I believe in and take a stand. I have a fire in my belly that won’t let up. I feel agitated, angry and intolerant of all that is wrong with our world. I want to save EVERYONE, I want to fix EVERYTHING and I want to do it TODAY! I am feeling very uncomfortable with these feelings because ordinarily I am the biggest hippie-happy, love-centered, peacemaker you will ever meet. I realized today that I do not like this fiery side of myself at all. In fact I think she is a real bitch. This interaction with Mars is giving me a chance to look at a part of myself that I find very distasteful and it just so happens, it’s also something I find distasteful in others. So today I am looking in the mirror and embracing my anger and releasing my judgement of others who are angry. Anger is an honorable emotion and it can be very healing and useful. The ANGER in me HONORS the ANGER in you. Namaste Bitches!
Tuesday August 2, 2016
TODAY Mars, ruler of your desires, passions and instincts, has moved into the fire sign of Sagittarius. Having just completed a retrograde back through intense, transformative Scorpio, we have all experienced the darkness drudged up in the last couple months. There has been an increase in awareness of violence, betrayal, heartache, disappointment and fear. Are you ready for a little faith, hope and optimism? Well that is just what Sagittarius specializes in! Sagittarius encourages us to learn, adapt and spread our wings. It is now the time to glean the knowledge out of all that we have been through, both personally and on the global stage, and begin to work to bring higher awareness and expanded consciousness into the collective. What have you learned? How can you help? Aim your arrow high and envision the world you most want to create. Then get off your ass and do something about it.
Wednesday, July 27 2016
TODAY Mercury, ruler of the mental realm, trines Uranus, ruler of epiphanies, in the fire signs of Leo and Aries. Uranus is considered the higher expression of Mercury and so the harmonious dance between these planets indicates that flashes of brilliance and new ideas are highly probable today. If you are currently seeking an original solution to an old problem, this is the day to spend some time allowing your mind to open up fully to the unlimited realms of possibility. Try sitting in a quiet and relaxing place and imagine the top of your head as a funnel. Clear your mind of all preconceived thoughts and allow insight and inspiration to pour into you as brilliant white and yellow light. Don’t rush the process but give yourself ample time to open fully. If you feel overwhelmed with energy be sure to ground yourself by touching the earth or holding a crystal. Believe that all things are possible and that the answers your seek are within your grasp. You have only to reach for them!
Thursday, July 7, 2016
TODAY we are under the influence of extremely powerful, healing energy. The main players in this drama include Venus, our values, relationships and EMPATHY in nurturing Cancer, Mars, our desires, determination and FIGHT in transformative Scorpio, and Chiron, the HEALER within us all in transcendent Pisces. These planets are forming a “grand trine” of harmonious energy, opening a gateway that we are all invited to walk through. With the atrocious murders of yet more black people by police over the past two days, this gateway is your opportunity to be a part of the change that is deeply needed to put an end to this madness in our country. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live or what color your skin is. YOU are needed NOW, to show up for what is right, just and humane. Protests and vigils are happening across the country so there is simply no excuse for you not to show up. The black community needs numbers. They need you to STAND UP and demand change. Mars will provide the courage, Venus will provide the connection and Chiron will provide the healing. All you have to do is get out of your chair and get your body to the event. Don’t think, don’t reason, don’t second guess, JUST SHOW UP!
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
We are now able to see Jupiter up close and personal thanks to the Juno spacecraft that is now orbiting the biggest planet in our solar system. In fact, Jupiter is big enough to swallow the rest of the planets whole. Jupiter rules optimism, faith, hope and abundance. The images now coming in confirm the beauty of this benevolent giant. Today, as the Sun forms a harmonious aspect to Jupiter, it’s a great time to make a wish, dream a dream, smile at people, say “I love you” into the mirror, create a vision board or just bask in the glow of the all that is good in the world.
“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Are you ready to sink your toes into the damp, sweet smelling earth? How about a lazy day in your comfy lawn chair, feet up, chilled drink in hand? And don’t forget your favorite book and a chocolate bar within reach. How about putting your hands into the dirt, planting some cheerful flowers while humming along to some chill tunes. Or taking a walk through the forest or your favorite neighborhood, smiling at passers by, wishing them well. Well, now is the time! The Sun has just moved into the earth sign of Taurus! After all the intensity of watery, emotional Pisces and the heat from the fire in your belly ignited by passionate Aries, I think it’s safe to assume we are all ready to CHILL OUT and get GROUNDED. Taurus energy is smooth, down to earth and relaxed. It’s time to take a break and imagine you are the bull in the field, chewing on some grass, in no particular hurry. We all deserve some time to exhale and take a much needed break. All the retrograde planets are also inviting us to take some time to reflect and recharge. Allow yourself to turn inward. Take the quiet moments in between things to let out a big sigh. You are doing a great job! You have made it this far! You have survived!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
I don’t know about you but the last two weeks have knocked my socks off, and not in a good way. I have been plagued by anxiety, grief, fear and a sense of impending doom. Needless to say, it has caused me to postpone this post. But through all this madness I have a sense that something miraculous is occurring. It’s as if all this fuss has been a shedding of some sort, a releasing of very old, long ago trauma and fear, perhaps not even mine. I feel it burning up quickly, perhaps making way for something brand new and powerful to emerge. Currently we have six planets in Fire signs, egging us on to claim what is rightfully ours, our freedom to live authentically in the face of the powerful illusion of an ever increasing imbalance of energy on this planet. Currently Jupiter (growth) and Saturn (focus) are both moving retrograde. On Sunday Mars joins the backward pull, tugging on our latent desires, urging us to access the forgotten ball of courage deep within. Pluto joins the backward dance on Monday, pulling on our darker impulses and urging us to transform our deep pain into power. Finally Mercury will also retrograde on April 18th, making five planets in retrograde. There has never been a better time to hit the pause button and allow yourself to unwind a bit. Call it “Spring Cleaning for the Soul”! My best counsel is to release any grip you have on what you deem “normal” and allow yourself to be pulled into the retrograde funnel. Let it take you down, down, down to your core where you can meet yourself all over again. Perhaps you will find a whole new version of yourself, a stronger version with a clear eye as to what you came here to do.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Early tomorrow morning we will experience a Lunar eclipse, which occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned and the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow. Lunar eclipses are about letting go of the past. The Moon represents habits, emotions and our personal history so this is a perfect time to allow any pain, regret, shame and anger from past hurts melt away. This eclipse occurs with the Sun in Aries and the Moon in the opposite sign of Libra. The themes are independence and “I AM” energy balanced with cooperation and “WE” energy. On one side sits the self, focused on its need to assert its individuality. On the other side sits the self in relation to its partner(s) focused on compromise and togetherness. The goal is to find the balance between these two energies. There has never been a better time to do a “forgiveness check”. Imagine all those that still need your forgiveness (including yourself) are ropes holding you down, making you feel heavy, stagnant and tired. As you offer your forgiveness picture the ropes being cut, allowing you to rise higher and higher into wholeness and peace. As the final rope is cut, feel yourself ascend into the sky, like a balloon set free!
Friday, March 11, 2016
TODAY you might be feeling a low downward pull. Is something tugging at you that you can’t quite put your finger on? Is old stuff coming up? Do you feel slightly uncomfortable without a conscious reason as to why? The Sun, Chiron and the South Node of the Moon are having a party today at 21 degrees Pisces. This energy can drudge up your really old shit, you know that stuff you have already worked through, forgiven and healed over and over again? Rest assured, it won’t last long but it is a glorious opportunity to release it all again. Perhaps you are visiting these memories from higher up on the spiral, allowing you to view them from a higher perspective. Or perhaps it hurts all over again, just as fresh as it ever was. Either way, it wouldn’t be coming up if you didn’t have the strength to handle it. Your Higher Self knows that you are ready for some early Spring cleaning in your soul. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Don’t sweep it under the rug. Allow the feelings to bubble up, shed some tears or engage in a primal scream or two. Do whatever it takes to acknowledge what you have been through and survived and then gently bid it adieu.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
TODAY at exactly 5:55 pm PST we will be experiencing a total Solar Eclipse in the sign of Pisces, a water sign and the last sign in the zodiac. Pisces represents oneness, unity consciousness and the dissolving of boundaries that separate us from Source. This eclipse will occur very close to Chiron, the planet that represents our soul’s karmic wound. As the Moon and the Sun hug it out, they are offering us deep soul healing, ancestral healing, release from karmic ties and the end of separation. Eclipses are extremely powerful energy that give us the opportunity to let go of that which no longer serves us. This is a beautiful moment to express deep gratitude for yourself, all that you have healed and all that you have survived, both in this life and beyond. It is also a time to appreciate your ancestors and connect to your own soul medicine. I invite you to celebrate yourself today in any way that feels good. Take a long bath, go on a quiet walk, enjoy a beautiful meal and appreciate the effort, heart and determination it has taken to get you to this place. Release judgement and allow yourself a big long EXHALE.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
TODAY the Sun is conjunct Neptune in dreamy Pisces. Neptune rules mysticism, illusion, the subconscious and what shamans refer to as “non-ordinary reality”. You may be feeling like you have one foot in the physical world and one foot floating in space. Did you have vivid dreams over the last few nights? With the shining rays of the Sun illuminating the unseen, be aware that boundaries are dissolving and you may be feeling disconnected. Use extra caution while driving as many people may not be totally embodied. It’s a perfect day to zone out, meditate, daydream, wander aimlessly, journey, remain silent, practice magic, spin, twirl, float or astral project. This energy could also make you feel somewhat anxious if you resist it. Allow your Right Brain to navigate your experience. You can activate your Right Brain by plugging your right nostril and taking slow, deep breaths into your left nostril. Do your best to keep your hands off the rails. The less you try to control the experience the more fun you will have!
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We are currently under the influence of an astrological formation of planets referred to as the “Finger of God”. Jupiter in Virgo, the Sun in Aquarius and Uranus in Aries are dancing together, perhaps stirring up some irritation and frustration. Aries brings out our inner warrior, Aquarius stirs up our rebellious side, while Virgo cautions us to slow down, employ reason and focus on the details. These energies can pull us in opposing directions. However, the opportunity with this configuration is to discover new pathways through the storm. If you are finding yourself triggered by seemingly difficult challenges, you are invited to navigate them by engaging your creativity. Great rewards await you if you can summon the will to do the necessary work. Allow fiery Aries to provide you with the courage necessary to face the storm. Invite the genius of Aquarius to help you think outside the box for a solution. Welcome earthy Virgo to keep your feet planted on the ground and help you maintain a level head. It could be that this is the paradigm shift you have been waiting for to bump yourself up the spiral of enlightened consciousness.
Saturday, February 6, 2015
Venus has just crossed over Pluto in Capricorn. How are your relationships going? It could be that this transit dug up some intensity with those you are close to, or it might have challenged your values. This is a ripe opportunity for an integrity check. Whatever has arisen, be assured, it is all coming up because you are strong enough and aware enough to deal with it. This transit has opened a portal allowing any deeply buried wounds and resentments to surface so they can heal. I urge you not to look away from what has arisen. Resist the impulse to let it burrow its way back into your sub-conscience where it will gain in power if left to its own devices. This is a beautifully intense opportunity to allow Divine Love to wrap you in her loving arms.
HINT: forgiveness is key…
Saturday January 30, 2015
Shout out to Mercury conjunct Pluto in efficient Capricorn for teaching me that I can get my point across by using half as many words as I think I need. In fact, I can be even more of who I am by listening more to what others have to say. This might change my whole life….
….well played Pluto, well played.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
TODAY is the last day of Mercury Retrograde. I don’t know about you but this one was a total life-changer for me. This time I did not resist the twists and turns of my mental faculties, but instead allowed the process to unwind me. There were countless moments of pure epiphany and true love and connection with others as well as brand new opportunities to embody my life’s mission. I am eternally grateful for this cycle and how beautifully it brings up the thought forms that imprison us and limit our perspectives, offering us the golden opportunity to break the ties that bind. I hope that you find a moment to quietly reflect upon this cycle and all that it offered up for your review. Regardless of whether you sailed or struggled through it, there are valuable insights being brought to your attention that will further your evolution and bring you closer to the sweet spot of your existence. See you on the flip side.
Wednesday January 13, 2016
TODAY the Sun and Mercury join forces in focused Capricorn, trining Jupiter and the North Node of the Moon in purity driven Virgo. I’m feeling AMAZING today; uplifted, clear headed, positive and on mission. Optimism, thanks to Jupiter, aligns with our higher purpose (North Node), illuminated by the Sun. Mercury Retrograde allows us to unwind our mental tension. It’s best to do more listening then talking. The Moon is in Pisces, offering us the golden opportunity to connect to our compassion. I feel nothing but gratitude for this moment, this day and this opportunity to shine brightly with hope and love! Everything really is going to be OK because you are LOVED and CHERISHED as a radiant being of LIGHT.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
TODAY, expansive Jupiter, in purity centered Virgo, opposes Chiron, in sensitive Pisces. Chiron represents where our soul is wounded. This wound is built up of past traumas from our current lives as well as past lives and ancestors. We are now being offered an opportunity to utilize the benevolent and growth promoting frequencies of Jupiter, to bring our deepest pain to the surface so that it can be healed and released. In the past weeks I have felt as if the tight core of our collective trauma as a human race has been starting to break up. This “implosion of pain” is bringing waves of intensity, permeating our consciousness. I admit it has been a struggle to hold onto the LIGHT. But yesterday I realized that perhaps that is not what is called for at this time. This is the DARK time of year, where everything is dying. Perhaps it is ok to feel that darkness and allow it to take me down where the healing is most needed. I will not hide from my redemption but embrace this opportunity to honor our collective courage as we forge ahead into the great unknown.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Yesterday the Sun entered the FIXED WATER sign of SCORPIO. We have now entered the dark time of the year when the veil between worlds is the thinnest. Scorpio is ruled by both MARS, the God of War, and PLUTO, the Lord of the Underworld. The energy is TRANSFORMATIVE, PASSIONATE and INTENSE. Acclaimed evolutionary astrologer Steven Forrest writes that the end game of Scorpio is “to live each moment as if it were the last.” Those with a heavy influence of Scorpio in their natal charts are very loyal friends and exciting partners. Do not make the mistake of trying to lie to them as they are the human lie-detectors of the zodiac! At this time of year we are all pulled down into the depths of darkness as the earth begins her transition. It is a time when we are invited to let go of that which no longer serves our highest good. Scorpio invites us to take the time to reflect deeply on our life experience and allow the dead leaves to gently fall away so that all that remains is our authentic self.
Photo: Underwater by Baiba Ladiga
Quote: Steven Forrest, The Inner Sky
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
TODAY, Pluto in Capricorn squares off with the Sun in Libra. Be prepared for your darker side to emerge. The lord of our DARKNESS, illuminated by the rays of the Sun, asks us to stand our ground, locked in the INTENSITY of his steady gaze. How long can you stare into the abyss of your own fears and limiting beliefs? If you have the courage to hold your ground, you will open a channel that leads directly to the source of your POWER. At the same time, Mars in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces providing us with a golden opportunity to dig deeper into what drives us on a subconscious level. Neptune, challenged by the God of War, offers us a glimpse into the UNSEEN realm of the collective consciousness. We are all contributing to the collective with the energy we choose to exude. Mars challenges us to find the COURAGE to RELEASE the energies that do not serve our highest good or the highest good of the collective, which ultimately are one and the same. In the last days of Mercury Retrograde don’t miss this opportunity to align your thoughts with your intentions to live a life of integrity and freedom.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Happening NOW, Mars at 0 degrees Virgo is challenging Saturn at 0 degrees Sagittarius. The Moon completes a perfect T-Square from 0 degrees Pisces. Things could FEEL tense, restless or downright confrontational. Add a dose of Mercury Retro and you might want to be EXTRA CAREFUL out there as things may get squirrely on the roads. Keep your wits about you! I suggest leaning into the rational voice of Saturn and try to keep things LIGHT. Sagittarius loves to laugh and keeps an open mind.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Welcome to LIBRA where the agenda is simply to “calm down”. Libra asks us to find the middle path. Diplomacy and courtesy are the super powers of this AIR sign. Libra seeks justice with dignity and understanding. There is also a strong aesthetic signature within Libra energy, an eye for harmonizing and elegant surroundings. Beauty, grace and the spirit of sharing come naturally to this sign. To all the Libras out there we say THANK YOU for being such good, level headed listeners and the best of friends
Friday, September 18, 2015
TODAY Saturn, our great teacher and course corrector enters Sagittarius where he will stay until December 2017. His transition from the dark, transformative energy of watery Scorpio into the bright, OPTIMISTIC, fire sign of Sagittarius is sure to bring the collective to new heights! Saturn in Scorpio brought us through the journey of the phoenix, stirring up our shadow, allowing us to get in touch with those parts of us that were festering with decay. Now that those dark places have seen the light, the scars they have formed will act as our armor, strengthening our resolve to live authentically and in our POWER. Sagittarius offers us the BIG PICTURE and the unyielding quest for UNDERSTANDING and MEANING. Climb the tallest mountain, grab your bow and load it up with your BIG DREAM. Gather your FAITH, pull back with all your strength and aim for the stars! As you let your arrow fly, focus on a new earth, strong and healthy, where there are enough resources for everyone to thrive, where FREEDOM reigns for every living creature and where LOVE permeates the landscape. Each day, more and more of the collective are WAKING UP and connecting to their HIGHER calling. Imagine what we can co-create with the lazer-beam focus of Saturn at our backs! This is an extraordinary time to be alive! I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to usher in this new age with all of you <3
Thursday, September 17, 2015
TODAY Mercury, ruler of communication, technology, language and travel turns RETROGRADE. Yes my friends, it’s that time again! Instead of running in panic and putting your head under the covers I invite you to play this one for the WIN. Mercury retrograde is a ripe opportunity to sort yourself out. Allow thoughts to drift backward without struggle or resistance. You might just come up with a whole new way of THINKING about your “stuff”. Rather than putting the puzzle of your life together, take one piece away at a time and examine each precious shape. This is an opportunity to UNRAVEL your stories. You will find entirely new clues that will bring fresh INSIGHT and deep, transformative healing. Keep this process to yourself as most people will only misunderstand your point. All retrogrades are a “time out” for the soul to catch up and take stock. As Mercury rules all things “mental” there can be lots of miscommunication leading to arguments and tension. Instead of playing into drama, remain in the audience where you can maintain a healthy distance. This retrograde lasts until October 9th, so you might as well pull the foot rest up and get comfortable. Happy Retrograde!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
THIS WEEK expansive Jupiter, in analytical Virgo, opposes Neptune, in dreamy Pisces. Be prepared for extremely detailed and vivid dreams. I have been waking up feeling as if I have been very busy during my sleep. This is a time to let go of any compulsion to “figure it all out”. Instead, surrender to FAITH in your divine ability to heal yourself in realms unknown to your conscious mind. Great healing can occur in the intangible realm of energy. All we must do is ALLOW this to happen. We are all divine beings having a human experience. Entertain the possibility that you are innately powerful and capable of transforming pain and fear into peace and love in ways that cannot be understood by the rational, left brain. We all carry this gift within us. We are all capable of changing the world with nothing more than the LOVE that exists within each of us! Connect to that love, allow it to SERVE your highest good. As you do that, you will be sending out a ripple of energy, capable of transforming the entire collective consciousness.
Friday, August 28 2015
THIS WEEK the Sun and Jupiter share a sweet kiss in selfless Virgo, opposing Neptune, King of Dreams, in sensitive Pisces. Add to that the Full Moon in Pisces on Saturday and we are offered a delicious elixir of compassionate service and sweet dreams. If there was ever a time to get out of ourselves and focus on the collective good, this is it. As the gentle rains fall upon us today, may we allow our best vision for our planet to waft upon the clouds, falling upon humanity in a soft blanket, quilted with compassion, empathy and love. With Jupiter in play we can focus on our BIG VISION for co-creating a planet where there is enough food, shelter, freedom and love for every living creature. Neptune engages our imagination so don’t hold back! Visualize your personal heaven on earth and offer it as a sacrament to the greater good. Together we can manifest a New Earth!
Sunday, August 9, 2015
MERCURY, ruler of communication, language and analytical thinking, has moved into VIRGO, his rulership. For the next few weeks you can expect your thoughts to clarify and misunderstandings to clear up. This is a perfect time to make lists and approach things systematically. Deep analysis and priority setting are also encouraged. At the same time, MARS, ruler of instinct and courage, has moved into the ultra creative, fiery sign of LEO. He will be beckoning your inner child to come out and finger paint. Balancing these two energies can be challenging, like a battle of LEFT BRAIN vs. RIGHT BRAIN. This is a fantastic opportunity to make room for both of these energies equally. It has been said that enlightenment can come from using both the left and right brain equally, merging them into one super brain. Are you up to the challenge?
Saturday, August 1, 2015
TODAY Jupiter, planet of ABUNDANCE and GROWTH squares off with Saturn, planet of SELF-CONTROL and FOCUS, in the fixed signs of Leo and Scorpio. Add to that the Full Moon, ruler of EMOTION, in another fixed sign, Aquarius. Fixed energy is firm, rooted and determined. We saw this energy play out fiercely this week in Portland with the standoff against Shell’s arctic drilling. This is a huge opportunity to get very clear and intent on what you are manifesting in your life and in the world. Anything that does not “fit” with your internal resonance can be left behind, like too much luggage. It’s just weighing you down! With 6 planets retrograde it is the perfect storm for going deep within and finding your peaceful center. Remember that in all circumstances, staying relaxed is the key to navigating this wild ride with optimum wisdom and control. Stay in touch with your emotions, lest they run away with you as they often do under a Full Moon. Jupiter offers you the gift of personal growth, while Saturn helps you remain focused. Make the most of this energy blast! The Universe is conspiring to shower you with blessings!
Saturday, July 25, 2015
TODAY beloved Venus, ruler of relationships, values and LOVE, begins her 6 week retrograde. Venus turns inward only once every 18 months. For the next forty days and forty nights we have the opportunity to dance with Venus on our own private island. As Venus re-enters Leo, the focus is on love, CREATIVITY and appreciation. It is time to be your own best friend. Have long talks and moonlight strolls. Ask yourself the tough questions. Share your stories. Give yourself butterfly kisses, whisper sweet nothings and be ever so gentle. Most importantly, FORGIVE yourself. Do not fret over relationships with others. You wouldn’t want to cut into their dance would you? Allow yourself to be carried away by the gentle breeze, into a pink sunset, navigated by HOPE and deep appreciation for how far you have come and how BEAUTIFUL you are!
July 23, 2015
Today the mighty Sun mounts his fiery chariot as he returns to his home, the sign of Leo! We welcome the passionate and creative stirrings within us as we prepare to celebrate the height of Summer. All over the world there are sun festivals, celebrating the only way Leo knows, with intense, dramatic flare! It is time for our hugs to last just a little longer, our smiles to be broader and our hopes to soar higher. So strut your stuff! Lift your chin! Let your love shine through the darkness as we create a blanket of light wrapping around the earth. We are one beating heart!
Saturday, July 18, 2015
This week, for the first time in human history we have seen Pluto clearly. In astrological context, Pluto represents destruction, fear, transformation and darkness. As these photos begin to shine a light in the darkest corner of our solar system we are all now given the opportunity to shine a light on our own darkness. The heart formation found on Pluto reminds us that the only way out of fear, is LOVE. We are experiencing a shift in consciousness on a grand scale. This is an amazing opportunity for all of us to move beyond the terror of being human and embrace the adventure we chose. We are living in a magical time where anything is possible if we but reach for it with clear and focused intention. Pluto is tiny in relation to the other planets. This reminds us that it is possible to put our fear in perspective. Allow it to drip down your consciousness and become a puddle at your feet where it can be evaporated by the shining light of our life-giving Sun. Express gratitude for the opportunity we all share to manifest peace, freedom and unity.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
TODAY is a magical day! I have been watching and waiting for the moment that Venus would join Jupiter in Leo at the exact same degree. This is happening RIGHT NOW at 21 degrees. Can you feel the love? I sure can. For the past few days I have had an extra spring in my step, planting many many kisses on my sweetheart, hugging my kids and feeling happy to be alive. Venus rules our relationships, values and attractions. Jupiter is a big ball of optimism, growth and abundance. This love affair happening up in the sky reminds us to be ever hopeful and committed to what we value. Leo energy is uplifting, exuberant, loving and is compelled to PUT ON A SHOW. The SCOTUS decision on gay marriage is a perfect manifestation of this energy. After all the intensity of the past 6 months, it is truly time to celebrate!
Monday, June 8, 2015
TONIGHT the Moon, guardian of sensitivity crosses over Neptune, the master of illusion, in his home of Pisces. You might find yourself feeling emotionally vulnerable or downright spacey. Be aware that this aspect causes the boundaries between energy fields to become porous, allowing empathy to flood in unchecked. Be mindful of what emotions are yours and what might belong to someone close to you. You might feel overwhelmed easily by circumstances. This is an excellent time to connect to your own powerful reserves of self-compassion. Say “I love you’s” into the mirror. Remember you must put your own oxygen mask on first before assisting others. Tonight is also a good time to keep a pen and paper near your bed to record some potentially very insightful dreams downloaded from the collective. This aspect can be full of yum if you allow yourself to relax into the pull of Neptune, inviting you to connect to something unseen and undefined. Let go of control, just for one night, and BE in the illusion, surrendered to the magic carpet ride of life experience. REMEMBER that you are magical being having a human experience. ENJOY the ride!
Friday, June 5, 2015
TODAY Venus, ruler of VALUES and relationships is getting it on with Saturn, the agent of FOCUS and hard work. You may be tempted to take things very seriously in your relationships. However, Mercury is still in retrograde so the potential for misunderstandings is high. Rather than a long talk with your partner, it’s a great time to work on your relationships in light ways such as a fun date night or a gathering with friends. With Saturn at 0 degrees of lighthearted Sagittarius and Venus at 0 degrees of ultra creative Leo, this energy is best spent having FREAKY FUN! Keep in mind these are FIRE energies so if you can include physical activity you will be less likely to encounter flare ups in temper or mood.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
For the last few days I have had many people asking “What the F is going on up there?”. I’m feeling it too, finding it difficult to sleep, constantly worrying about all the things in life I can’t control. TODAY Mars, ruler of passion, drive and instinct has joined Mercury, ruler of communication, thoughts and connections, at exactly 10 degrees in Gemini with the Sun not far behind. Mercury is also retrograde, meaning our thoughts are turned inward, in the speedy sign of mental Gemini, its home. This could lead to racing thoughts and intense anxiety. This energy can cause us to squirm in our seats, restless and without the ability to find relief, trapped in our heads. It can also open the door for flashes of great inspiration so if you can move past the anxiety, you may be in for a treat. Mars is best soothed with action, so if you are restless go for a walk, or a sprint. Any form of exercise can provide relief. After burning off the excess energy, grab a pen and a piece of paper and write write write. Do not edit, just let the words flow, without regard for grammar or coherant meaning. Consider it a vomit session for your mind. You may just stumble upon an epiphany or two! If you can grab a buddy to hang out with and find something to laugh about, that can really help as well. Gemini excels at keeping things light and silly. LEAN INTO THE SILLY!
Thursday, May 21, 2015
TODAY the Moon crosses over Venus in tender Cancer uniting forces in an opposition with Pluto in Capricorn. I’m feeling an a super charged emotional intensity slowly boiling beneath me. It’s as if I am walking across a narrow beam naked, all that I love and value piled upon my back, threatening to throw me off balance. One false move and down I will fall into the river of fire flowing beneath me. The remedy is to dig deep and TRUST that all forces are working for the refinement of my soul. As the fire burns away what is holding me back it manifests in feelings of loss, pain and fear. However, that is the sacred role of Pluto, to destroy what is no longer working, making way for our natural gifts to take a place of prominence in our lives and enable us to live in our POWER. Today is a good day to stop and take stock of where our actions and behaviors do not line up with our values. In a word it’s all about INTEGRITY.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
As I tried to fall asleep last night I had numbers, budgets and plans racing through my mind. I tossed and turned for hours and could not seem to unwind and get myself to stop planning for the future. Mars, mighty and fierce, has moved into an opposition with Saturn, the task master. The next few days offer the wind at your back you need to GET SHIT DONE! You might feel restless, or as if you are forgetting to do something VERY important. The God of War is taking on Father time, firing up your engine of responsibility. If there is something you need to do to get square with yourself and the Universe, DO IT! Mars in speedy, thought-centric Gemini is relentless. With Saturn, the CEO, facing him down from aspirational Sagittarius, you might just come up with the brilliant idea you have been waiting for. So make the phone calls you have been putting off, get square with your budget, send that resume or just brainstorm on your plan for world peace. The planets support your efforts!
Friday, May 8, 2015
TODAY Lovely Venus enters nurturing Cancer, offering us sweet kisses and lingering hugs. Cancer is the sign of the Mother in all of us. It is that part of us who looks after others, tends the fire and puts fresh sheets on the beds. Venus rules relationships and values. You might find yourself feeling extra spoony in the next weeks, seeking comfort in the warmth of others. Lean into it! Your tired soul is ready for some cuddling and soft, reassuring whispers in your ear. We all have a gooey center and Venus in Cancer invites us to expose that softer side to the light. Don’t be afraid to step outside your crab shell and be a little vulnerable. Never fear, if things get to rough you can always retreat back inside, the shell is never far from you. However Venus is challenging us all to trust and take care of each other. You are not alone, no one is alone. So hold onto those hugs a little tighter, smile into the eyes of people you pass and reach out to those who are lost in the dark. We are all one big family, sharing the same home after all, and every home needs a Momma.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Today the Sun in practical Taurus trines Pluto in structured Capricorn. It is a work day for the soul! The hot, illuminating energy of the Sun is working with the Lord of Darkness to dig up our greatest fears. Beams of light are breaking the surface of our consciousness, pointing out our weak spots, giving us a full view of the landscape of our darkness. Use these beacons to dig up what remains of the deep, ugly wounds that hold us down and separate us from our power. Allow the bright beams of the Sun to light up those areas where we keep ourselves small, harnessed by fear. Visualize white, healing light clearing out your self-imposed barricades. That which is hidden, once brought into the light, can no longer keep us from our destiny! CLAIM YOUR POWER!
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Today the Sun in Taurus (Earth) squares off with Jupiter in Leo (Fire) and opposes the Full Moon in Scorpio (Water). These energies are all in signs that dig in and stabilize the forces of SENSUALITY, SELF-EXPRESSION and TRANSFORMATION. Today’s energies might be best served traveling through other dimensions, out of body, free of the mental realm, beyond the planet Earth. I shall step into my TARDIS and travel to Jupiter, keep of the FAITH, the cosmic genie of the Universe, where dreams come true and everything is possible with a wish. I will hold one hand out to the Sun, giver of LIFE and the other to the Moon, mistress of INSTINCT, allowing their primal energies to course through me, filling me up with intention and burning me to the ground, a pile of star dust, where I shall rise like the phoenix and fly back to Earth, renewed, revitalized and reassured that everything is as it should be.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Today the Moon, Pluto and Mars are forming a Grand Earth Trine. I am being pulled down into the soul of Gaia, feeling her darkness pulsing with deeply unsettled energy. It is easy to feel powerless against the fear, pain and suffering we are experiencing currently. And yet, through great pain, comes great healing. Gaia is bursting with the promise of a new world. Her labor pains are tearing the earth apart, tearing our society apart. Today I whisper sweet comforting words in her ear. “Breathe….you got this…I know it hurts but you are doing great…you are not alone!!!” Together we can ease this passage and experience miracles. In times like this I connect to the universal SUPER POWER within us all called LOVE.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
As an astrologer it is my sacred duty to look up at especially tumultuous times such as what we are experiencing with the earthquake in Nepal and the brutal murder of yet another black man by corporate thugs in uniform. During the time since Freddy Gray was broken in half and the earth let out its mighty roar we experienced the first Mars/Pluto trine since the final Pluto/Uranus square. The God of War and the God of Destruction and Transformation have teamed up to bring forth a mighty reckoning. What has been set in motion cannot be stopped but it can be harnessed by the forces of FIERCE GOOD and MAD LOVE. The Universe is providing us all with the golden opportunity to redeem ourselves and turn the tides toward equality and freedom. It is time to declare our intentions and take direct action toward building the future. What will you build?
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Sun has moved into Taurus, sign of earthly delights, luxury, nature, sensual pleasure and delicious food. Take a nature walk, sit by a stream and enjoy a delicious picnic with rich foods and drink. Lay in the grass without a blanket allowing the bugs to tickle your feet. Feel the soft, cool earth under your back. Smell the newly blooming flowers as you pass them. Eat your favorite treats, with a juicy novel in your favorite spot. Take beautiful selfies and dust your most prized possessions so they shine. Take scented baths by candlelight. HAVE SEX! Open your windows and sage your home to clear any built up energy so that Gaia can fill the corners with fresh air. Enjoy this exotic earth and revel in gratitude at the wonder of the beauty that surrounds us.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
How would you rate your “fun factor” lately? I know that mine is circling the drain. There has been so much intense energy up in the sky lately that I am feeling a burning desire to be SILLY and channel my inner GOOFBALL! Venus has moved into Gemini, ruler of quick wit, silly fun and keeping things LIGHT. It’s time to make faces at babies in the grocery store, plan a game night with friends or go dancing. We all need a break and Venus, ruler of our values and relationships, says we all need to lighten up!
Monday, April 13, 2015
I’ve been meaning to write about Mars in Taurus for awhile. The God of War entered the sign of the Bull several days ago but I’ve been too busy relaxing and lazing around to write a post. This is the energy of Mars in Taurus. Think of that big ole’ bull, chewing his grass out in the field. No hurry, no rush, just being. Mars in Taurus says it is ok to binge watch Mad Men or eat more than your fair share of the leftover Easter chocolate. He says there is plenty of time for rushing around and getting shit done however, today is a great day to sit in your comfy chair and relax. Enjoy it! Try not to call yourself a slug or feel like there is something wrong with you. The Summer is coming bringing TONS of activity, take this last respite to just BE, enjoying the pure essence of the NOW. In this moment, all is well.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Mercury, ruler of our thoughts and words, moves into Aries, sign of the warrior and RAGER! All those words that have been boiling under the surface are at the gate, ready to ROAR!!! Let them fly or practice restraint. It’s up to you. Be LOUD and PROUD but be AWARE of the consequences.
Friday, March 27, 2015
How are you FEELING today? The Moon is in her home of Cancer, bringing our emotions to the surface and stirring up our “stuff”. Today is a great day to find an outlet of healthy expression for those emotions, especially if they are causing you to squirm. Perhaps a walk out in the sunshine capped off tonight by some dancing? Not feeling like stretching your legs? Curl up with a good book or movie, with your favorite treats. Chocolate anyone? Today is THAT sort of day.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Today Saturn, in spontaneous Sagittarius, trines the Sun in courageous Aries. This is the wind at our backs, pushing us towards our tasty prize. What have you been putting off that you know will further your dreams? Do it today! Sadly, Saturn is very misunderstood. He is simply your greatest coach! He knows how to push your buttons, and get you to refocus your intentions so that you can manifest your dreams. He isn’t an asshole, he is your Father Time and it is his job to make sure you stand by your word, follow your dreams and take full responsibility for your life. Today is a great day to reach for that great big ball of YUMMY that you have been daydreaming about. Just do one thing to propel you towards your dream and see how that begins a ripple effect of blessings.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Feeling that grand fire trine!!! Breathe….breathe…breathe… Today is intense but also so freeing. I have found very, very old wounds surfacing today. Stuff I thought I’d long ago released. Pain is like a clog in the shower. You have to pull it out, that icky goo, every few months or it gets bigger and bigger and the water sits. It is sometimes easy to fall back and think “I’ve dealt with all that crap, it can’t hurt me ever again!” And then something happens, sometimes to someone you love, that reminds you. It is always there, like a scar. And yet our scars are what make us interesting and beautifully unique. We wear the scars of our lives like badges of honor. They tell our stories of great pain and great healing.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Today our thoughts are surrounded by a great sea of mist, and it might feel that you are wandering around as if in a dream. As Mercury conjuncts Neptune in Pisces it is best to go with the flow, allowing daydreams to come freely. It is a day of magic and fantasy, inviting us to take flight into mystery. Close your eyes and envision your Luck Dragon, swooping up to the window, ready to carry you away to fantastical lands. Do not resist the temptation to climb aboard his broad back, indulging in your greatest fantasy. Where will you go first? Will you fly into a battle of trolls? Rescue a princess from a tower? Lie in a field of poppies? Frolic with the nymphs in the forrest? It’s up to you to decide. Neptune has no boundaries, no limits, let your mind relax into the sweet lullaby, swaying to and fro. As the intense energy of the Uranus/Pluto square begins to soften, it is time for some much needed rest.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
We are almost in the heart of the Pluto/Uranus square. Pluto is bringing our pain, shame and fear to the boiling point, coursing through our bodies like the River Styx. The sharp blade of Uranus cuts through this pulsing abscess, brining what is hidden into the light where it is incinerated by the sacred honor of forgiveness and love. Do not struggle against these forces of redemption. The time has come to release our shadow, it has served us well but we no longer need to hide in its murky depths. Stand in the light, hands raised to the Sun and welcome your resurrection!
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tonight I invite you to step outside and draw up the deepest, most primal and sacred breath you can summon. Take in that sticky, icky, black and bloody pile of fear that you have been allowing to hold you back from creating your perfect life experience and let it build until it is a might rumble within your chest, connecting to all your pain, dissapointment and doubt. Then I invite you to let that go in one, gigantic and mighty HOWL. Aim it at the big white glowing ball of magic in the sky, in its fullness and glory. Let that HOWL ring through the night, ridding yourself of it forever. Then wrap your arms around yourself in a warm embrace of love, acceptance and homecoming. Do this one small thing tonight. It’s the least you can do to bring forth the beautiful life that is your birthright.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
We are in the center of a grand fire trine between Jupiter in Leo (heart expansion), Uranus in Aries (electrified identity) and Saturn in Sagittarius (focused leaps of faith). If there was ever a moment to follow your heart and take a chance on a dream this would be it! What is it that you crave? What is your yummiest, gooiest, most joyful dream? No excuses! Fuck your fear! Go outside into the sun, reach out into the sky and take it!
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Today the Sun begins moving into a conjunction with Neptune in Pisces. This is a week to get lost in your dreams, visualize what your soul craves, imagine and be inspired. The Universe is giving us the opportunity to connect to the planet of limitless wonder, don’t let it pass you by without a day-dream or two. Let go and reconnect to your childhood fantasies, don’t strain, don’t push, just let it flow…..The Universe supports you!
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Welcome to Pisces, currently 6 planets are having a party in the sign of dreams, collective consciousness, intuition, illusion and oneness. Don’t fight the current, let it take you down into your deepest yearnings, before you know it you will find your gills have formed and you will be breathing easier. Let go, surrender to your dreams….the Universe supports you!