Thursday, 24 November 2011

New Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius

 Mercury, planet of communication, is pausing today to begin its backward motion and it is already wreaking havoc.  I just experienced every writer's nightmare as I have just lost the file containing my whole post about the Partial Solar eclipse today in Sagittarius.

I truly don't think I have the energy to write it all again...perhaps tomorrow morning I will add to this.

Just know that an eclipse is a New Moon where the Sun and Moon line up exactly. New Moons and even more so Eclipses...represent new beginnings. The last week or so has been a winding down from intense Scorpio into light and breezy Sag. As we let go of the old, this Eclipse heralds new dynamic forward motion.

The intention of a New Moon is heightened with an eclipse so this is a powerful time to set intentions. Make your wish and let it be so. 
Sagittarius, the seeker of the zodiac, is ruled by the largest planet, Jupiter, and carries Jupiter's generousity and humour.  

 Sag seeks to expand and extend itself through travel, physical activity, foreign cultures, philosophy, higher learning,  and play.   Jupiter in Taurus grounds our ideals and heightens our senses. (A perfect aspect for this weekend's Thankgiving celebration in the US.)

May the generousity and expansiveness of Sagittarius lead you on your path toward... your true self.

Sagittarius is the seeker of truth. Nothing less will do.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Moving Right Along

                                     Angel of the North

I know I can sometimes get all wordy and philosophical on here but today I thought I'd give you a break from all that and stick to a basic overview.

We are in the Waning Moon cycle (last quarter) heading toward a New Moon (and Solar Eclipse) in Sagittarius on Nov 24th. From now to then some situations will be winding down or shifting to make way for new energies. Even a partial solar eclipse (as this one is) marks the end of a cycle and the start of another. So prepare for change.

And in the midst of change, a Grand Trine in earth signs continues to provide us a bit of stability in these oh so unstable times. Within that, Pluto's building square to Uranus continues to stir things up (like bringing Occupy events in many cities to a boiling point). 

It appears there is a concerted effort to evict protesters. Many have not given up and I wish them well. They may seem a fringe group yet I feel they are speaking for all of us as they protest the corruption and greed of corporate power. Up with the people.

Several planets in fire signs, along with the Sun in late Scorpio trine Uranus and square Mars... increase the tempo right now, and we need to keep in step. One two one two.

Trines are more fluid than tense squares... so actually more like one two three, one two three. Still, Uranus energy is always a bit edgy and upsetting (or unsettling) wherever it touches. This may mean nothing worse than a bit of impatience or short temper; just be aware there are some sparks in the air. Don't stand too close to gasoline.

And if you are driving home for Thanksgiving weekend, take your time, go slow, let it flow.

The Sun also ties into the last bit of opposition between Neptune and Mars. This dodgy energy creates a susceptibility to delusion and denial. Recent news stories about the latest cover-ups in sexual abuse cases (Penn State) fits that profile.  News bulletin: looking the other way does not mean it isn't happening.

Scorpio Sun can be ruthless when squared like this to Neptune and Mars, though it will likely be all cloak and dagger as Neptune blurs the lines and the rules.

The Moon joining aggressive Mars in exacting Virgo will add some oomph as well as a bit of clear focus, though the Moon's opposition to Neptune just before entering Virgo brings some of that foggy weather with it. 

So a double warning to watch out for dishonest motives and shady deals... and drunk drivers (including yourself). Don't drink and drive (a very bad idea any time and especially with Mars opposite Neptune).

And though of course you would never do that,  Jupiter opposite Saturn creates a push pull between a need for discipline and the urge to indulge.

Jupiter in Taurus brings us many blessings and gratitude for the abundance in our lives...and it also encourages us to help ourselves to that extra portion and that extra drink.

Meanwhile, the Sun in Scorpio continues to beckon to us from the depths, while Mercury and Venus in Sag just want some fun. 

Sagittarius is the seeker of the zodiac and with the added factor of the upcoming eclipse on Nov 25th (at 3 degrees Sag) there is a urge for adventure and expansion. This could be physical or metaphysical.  We can expand more than our waste-line now with these outgoing energies as Jupiter brings a sense of generosity and gratitude for the abundance in our lives.

One last thing... Mercury is going retrograde next week so it might be a good idea to organize your stuff now before the potential scramble occurs.

Let the all time Sun shine upon you
and around you
and the pure light within you
guide your way home.

p.s. Just realized that American Thanksgiving is not this weekend but the next one. Duh!! Up here in Canada it was in October. 

Friday, 11 November 2011


The eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year.

Whatever it means ... we all need Peace. Inside. Outside. Anyside.
Sunnyside up.

Here's to Peace.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Full Moon in Taurus: Rich Harvest

This Full Moon is full of Abundance. Abundant abundance. The seeds were planted at the last New Moon when Jupiter in Taurus was directly opposite the Sun in Scorpio. At that time I recommended we dig deep… go for the gold. If we did the inner work, if we dug deep...  that investment could now start to pay dividends.

This Full Moon in Taurus represents the culmination of that New Moon  intention. There is a sense of something to be harvested at this time. There is also a strong sense of a fork in the road; a choice to be made.   

We have a Grand Trine in earth signs between Mars Jupiter and Pluto (well Mars is on the cusp…but about to move into Virgo)   stabilizing and grounding us.

Neptune, the planet of soul, today started to move forward again (after having been retrograde) … toward it’s home in spiritual Pisces…. 

The Sun is in deeply transformative Scorpio.

Mercury (communication) and Venus (love and relatedness) are hugging each other in far-reaching, ever-seeking Sagittarius.

They are also very close to the North Node, … igniting our inner quest for meaning as only Sag can.  North node is about direction and purpose. Sagittarius is about our highest good.

We also have an eclipse coming up shortly in Sagittarius. It’s almost a full year since that amazing eclipse exactly on the Winter Solstice last year smack dab right on the Galactic Core in Sagittarius.  This spot is the center of our universe (literally). 

The message of the Galactic Core is…
 'Know your purpose. Know your source.'  That message has been resonating outward (and inward) ever since.

I keep hearing this voice inside me saying   “Align with source, align with source. Everything is ok. Align with source. Everything you are looking for is inside of you. Align with source.”

Just a short while ago I was reading the Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon. These Symbols, channeled by Marc Edmunds in 1925,  consist of 360 word images corresponding to the 360 degrees of the zodiac.

The symbol for the Sun at 19 degrees Scorpio is about  "the capacity to transmit transcendental knowledge,"

The Lunar degree symbol is about "potentiality for tangible self-manifestation in all beings," "overflowing originality," and "spontaneous, rich creative urge."  (from Aquarian Papers: sidebar )

 What is it that we need to know above all else?  What is the highest form of knowledge? Could it be self knowledge? The knowledge that we are complete? That we are love? That everything we need is already inside of us? That we are connected to the source and to each other?

I heard a saying once: "There is a knowledge you can't get in college.' 

This Full Moon sky is telling us, reminding us to seek that higher knowledge; to know the source; align with source. THAT IS THE RICH HARVEST. And once we know who we are and can deeply access that knowledge, we can then transform our world through creative joyful soulful self expression.

'As within, so without.' 

Sounds good to me.

If you knew yourself for even one moment,

if you could just glimpse your most beautiful face,
maybe you wouldn't slumber so deeply in that house of clay.
Why not move into your house of joy
and shine into every crevice!
For you are the secret Treasure-bearer,
and always have been.
Didn't you know?

-- Rumi

Friday, 4 November 2011

This too Shall Pass

There’s a lot of positive dynamic energy floating about the planetary configurations right now… which is a relief after the last couple weeks of Scorpio implosions.

In the US show X-Factor, a group called Intensity just got sent home… and the recent Scorpio intensity can do the same as it takes somewhat of a back seat (the Sun is still there) to expansive playful Sagittarius (Mercury, Venus).

Sun opposite Jupiter also helps to lift our spirits, and a Grand trine between Mars, Pluto and Jupiter gives positive expression to these powerful forces.

Isn’t it nice to hear good news for a change?

Something can move forward now that has felt blocked, though we do still need to watch for Neptune’s capacity for blurring reality. This planet of illusion and delusion affects both Mercury (communication)  and Venus (love and money)  (" A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one..." lalala ) .

Neptune square Venus is highly prone to projection and fantasy as it seeks the ideal.  Remember, squares create tension and stress. She or he may be that perfect soul mate you have been waiting for… or not. Take your time, go slow and read the fine print. And be careful with those Neptunian indulgences/substances… relaxing though a drink or two may be,  this is a time to keep your eyes wide open.  

And as I mentioned last blog post, Neptune weakens Mars directness through deceit and denial, so there more chance now for dishonesty and misunderstandings.  Luckily, Saturn’s Trine to Neptune and sextile to Mars will help ground this otherwise dodgy energy.

In the short term, the Moon just passed over Chiron and Neptune and is still in Pisces. It’s a dreamy gentle atmosphere now… good for creativity and inspiration. If you had a bit of a rough ending to the week, and/or felt a shadow of vulnerability pass over you the last few days, it’s lessening now.

The combined energy of Chiron and Neptune can bring a shift of profound healing to our inner selves, though it is not always very comfortable. Be kind to yourself and others. And remember…this too shall pass.  

“And the seasons they go round and round
and the painted ponies go up and down…
We’re captive on a carousel of time.
We cant go back we can only look
behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
in the circle game.”

Joni Mitchell