New Moon in Leo, July 31st, 8:11 pm PDT

Where’s your p-p play passion portal to looovve. If the New Moon lunar cycle delivers one message during the next few weeks it’s along the axis of love and celebration. Of you, of romance, of play, of overcoming doubts and setting the authentic stage of your life. Now is the time. The grace of you is here, lean into your light and divine creative sparking - - desire, desert, delicious, delicacies. Make aspirations and voice the true longings and whims of you. The trine from Venus to Chiron sensitizes us to those in need and to the hesitation and fearfulness that may be present around particularly a sense of “I”. Even if we’re roaming like a lion king in dreams, a sense of confidence can glow and light up the world. Roam with confidence this New Moon beckons, surrender control of the external values that might obscure your heart’s truth. Leo celebrates the profound passion and play of heart and light. Emanate you to others, not because you need the confirmation, but because you are a glowing portal of royalty and an emissary of the Sun’s radiance and goodness. Relationships. Celebrate them. Surrender those which aren’t serving you so they may re-arise more glowing or nourishing. Chiron gives us the thoughtfulness and transcendent insight to learn about where we’ve kept our heart closed. Chiron now can turn the key to let love flow. Trust you. How and where is love and relationship ready to flow? Love doubt, love need, accept even your own narcissism, in a dance and proclamation of courage and command. And all this on repeat until the next Full Moon. We are setting the stage for the next phase of our lives with the eclipse season portal having closed. Mercury is also Direct, so anticipate sexy veggies in forward motion.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Check-In, July 16th

For a more typical astrological analysis, read my previous post. This is more of an inspired response to this eclipse series and nodal axis.
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It feels as though we’re being asked on inner, outer, and collective levels to take responsibility for who and what we are. To bring conscious awareness and accountability to choice. At the same time, such accountability is not punitive because we notice our interconnectedness, relatedness, reflections everywhere, empathy, and intrinsic spark of compassion. We are not separate, as we thought.
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How can we stick up for the sage aloneness and lawful integrity within (Capricorn) and the soft loving innards of Cancer’s need and gift of connection, empathy, understanding, and belonging?
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Inspired by one of my teachers, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, perhaps touching in with our loneliness can inspire compassion or the soulful capacity of Cancer. He discusses Aloneness in a positive sense that reminds me of Capricorn’s sage potential.
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Personally, this journey includes a descent into shadows; unconscious, unwanted feelings - need (Cancer), shut down (Capricorn). In doing this, I notice the unconditional light of awareness, acceptance, and workability. Vulnerability may arise.
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As we hold inner, outer, and collective reckonings, may we shine this unconditional light, and stay alive to vulnerability.
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These twin Swan spirits can inspire us in this great witnessing of light and dark, reckoning and graceful empathy together. (see instagram image!)
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Swan: I am waiting for you to come home.
Hermit: I am home.
Swan: Where are your feathers?
Hermit: Well, I guess you could wrap your neck around me.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn, July 16th, 2:38 PM PDT

Astrology is pointing out a collective transformation and reckoning. The Full Moon tells us we cannot hide, what we repress, persists. If you stand in the right light and shade, you can tend to yourself and call on grace as we face this somewhat confrontational Lunar Eclipse. Find rest and groom.
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We are confronting that which is held in our hearts. Venus in opposition to Saturn and the South Node is an active lighthouse calling us to check in with our capacity to open to love, to be intimate. Whether you are in a relationship or not, this is a chance to touch in around rougher edges. She calls us to imbue our lives with Yin energy and beauty, to give and receive sweet nourishment. If we allow our hearts to break, we will reap rewards of tenderness, fertility, and spirit. Tend to those close to you, but mostly, tend to any packed sand around the heart. Where can you show up even more?
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Descend into shadows to give voice to outrage, grief, and feminine vision. Where, too, is your inner authority and compass? We can rely on our basic intelligence and natural wisdom as tides shift. What might it mean to merge the structure of our lives with more soulful feeling? Be tender.
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Let skepticism surface and while you may be inclined to call bs on whatever crosses your path. Use that capacity for discernment to bring consciousness to where you’re callous, defensive, or withdrawn - and enjoy the humor and understanding it affords you.
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Our vulnerability and shadows connect us with others, and are the gifts that bear wisdom and compassion in our lives. Let this eclipse portal come to some fruition; so much is at play! We can make aspirations, be gentle, and patient. Many speak of the soul growth and grounding that is possible now. I too feel an invitation to mature more deeply into life, responsibility, and a felt-sense love for self and other. What are you contemplating? Compassion and blessing is present in us. Aloneness too, might show us friendlier and friendlier passion.

Mercury retrograde in Leo, July 7th - 31st / Chiron retrograde in Aries July 8th - December 12th

The mythic messenger of the gods is going on it’s second retrograde voyage of the year — during a significant time of endings and beginnings — and soul teachings around choice in response to life’s difficulties. Have you contemplated the Cancer-Capricorn eclipse series in connection with the nodes in relationship to your personal birth chart? DM me for a reading! We are facing our deepest habitual karmic patterns, personally, ancestrally, and collectively. Consider what’s up for you and how the development of integrity, responsibility, and an ever-softening intuitive softness can support you.
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Mercury retrograde can help us realign with our highest heart centered callings during this ripe time of transformation. Expect time to work differently and messages to be delivered spontaneously and through creative play. Make time for joy and pleasure— for activities that let your heart and light shine front and center. We are undergoing a lot and feeling is required around our darkest patterns and shadows. A best way to nourish the higher consciousness, awareness, integrity, and responsibility we need for this healing — may be JOY and PLAY.
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Look out for defensiveness, self-centeredness, or later when Mercury returns to Cancer, oversensitivity. We can choose to respond to any opposition and chaos with appreciation for the push towards soul growth. We can respect our pain and allow it to teach us where we are caught. Never abandoning earth and body. In other words, no matter how transcendent our insight, we need to deal with what’s really going on for us. The invitation is to do so with unconditional acceptance, spontaneity, and taking pleasure in seeing.
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Chiron’s retrograde too, deepens our inquiry around personal initiative and bravery. This will activate uniquely depending on your personal Chiron pattern, but let open-hearted or vulnerable hearted bravery and warriorship be an inspiration. We can revisit masculine and feminine archetypes in our psyche and open to new possibilities of being, healing, and autonomy.

Neptune-Saturn Sextile, Jupiter square Neptune, + Mercury-Mars in Cancer opposition Pluto, June 19th

Part I:

Considering that the Neptune-Saturn sextile is the source of some very dreamy and concrete inspiration, at the same time that Jupiter’s square to Neptune could really charge our dreams! These planets are in their own signs, empowering vivid potential energy. I’m contemplating the following as we navigate this dreamy, foggy, and greatly inspired time.
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While incredible potential, good fortune, and vision are possible, we are in need of evolving our collective masculine/feminine archetypes on a collective scale (irrespective of gender identity). The shadow side of vision can manifest in how we go about showing up for our commitments and goals/dreams (Capricorn)? We are evolving our capacity as sage beings. While choice, integrity, schedule, and discipline are needed— perhaps even more relevant is our soulful need for softness?
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The North Node in Cancer calls we learn to integrate intuitive knowledge and feminine wisdom into the reality of our daily lives. We need stand for softness in every dimension of our lives. The intuitive knowing and emotional capacity of the soft innards of a crab are perhaps the very anecdote we soulfully seek and need to make vivid in reality our aspirations. Likewise, the evolution of our healthy masculine archetype and paternal images on a collective scale, need - desperately - to integrate this side of the axis

Part II:

Mercury and Mars in opposition to Pluto today are whispering a warrior stance for gentleness and vulnerability especially strongly. Be aware of the intensity of this aspect and take the opportunity June 18-20 to look deeply at whatever is calling your care and gentler strategy. We can see through wherever we are stuck right now, but we have to look in a way that takes a mature responsibility (soft, feeling, and nonjudgmental) for our part. Where are we unforgiving? We might open to the discomfort within and around that. Inside of that, there is something to discover about what is going on beneath our shell.
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The North Node directs us towards Cancer’s nurturing, soft, very human understanding, and radical acceptance. This applies to ourselves and ultimately - to all beings. Despite our disagreements, are you alive to what it feels like? We can transform with softness, feeling, and understanding. It’s a good moment to begin.

Full Moon in Sagittarius, June 17th, 1:31 AM + Neptune retrograde & Summer Solstice

We are remaking the world, we can reestablish our perspective and approach to building our lives and communities. Listen, to the movement of imagination, through the portal of an open heart. No pain is too much once we remember to expand from its deep teachings. I suppose I run the very risk of this Full Moon in my suggestion here, that risk is that we lose our ground in high mindedness and forget what is essential to ground and sustain us.
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The imagination and vision proclaimed by this Moon and the upcoming Summer Solstice require action in the space of uncertainty, personal authority, and trust. Our work is cut out for us with Saturn’s nearness to the South Node, while we are called to mother and nurture our lives, vision, families, spirit, (and all beings ;)).
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We can remake to the extent that we participate in imagining and choice. Long held patterns can be recognized and seen through. With Neptune’s retrograde, we need heed silence, trust, and the whispers of love. Understand that we may not know which direction the next steps will arise from, but a subtle love flows, nourishing that which is beyond our grasp. This can inform our choices. In other words, an unconditional gentleness can guide and expand our consciousness.
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So far I am leaning into a great potential of this Moon, but remember deceit, dogmatism, bloated and blind spiritual arrogance are also distinct possibilities. While we imagine we might also observe our cultural/political/spiritual patterns, biases, arrogance and bi-passing. We can examine our beliefs and escape routes. Sagittarius loves to have a belief and while this can inspire a lifetime, it is transcendent knowledge that ultimately nourishes spirit and wisdom, I suspect. While we stand for what we believe, we might also humble to a less dogmatic, more mutable, kind of knowing. We can celebrate a gentle curiosity, with sensitivity to spirit and intuition, this Full Moon and Summer Solstice.

Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn + North Node in Cancer Reflection, June 12th

As you navigate Capricorn–Cancer, THIS. How does it speak to you? I see the white tiger’s tender jaws as the embodiment of harmonizing this axis. Firm and tender care, of our personal, inner, and outer cubs. We need healthy Saturnian jaws as well as heartfelt and nurturing responsiveness (Cancer). Look out for clenching too tightly or neglecting altogether tenderness and need. Astrologers will in chorus reflect on the upcoming conjunction between Saturn and Pluto, a significant collective transit we are all feeling. We are facing our debts in Capricorn - in the words of my friend @wildflower. Let this white tiger be an inspiration and example for parenting your own life, and encouraging the conscious evolution of our personal inner masculine/feminine archetype images and energies. It is my hope that by bringing awareness to THIS in us, we can support our collective as we experience this intense period. The potential may be that we learn to truly care, love, and support first ourselves — then our world.

New Moon in Gemini, June 3rd, 3:02 am PDT

This New Moon make sure to set your pure heart and spirit’s content/intent for this lunar cycle and beyond. We start a fresh cycle, though we are in the process of structuring what we value, are willing to work for, and create. What is the sound of our spirit — can we raise the vibration of that? Listen, seek not answers, but elegance and literary taste - not of books - but of phenomena. As your perceive, may you delight. As you listen, may you surrender to a pure light. The ground beneath us is going to crack wherever we are lacking integrity. Check Capricorn’s house in your chart and let this New Moon’s light and intelligent energy uplift that journey. Gemini’s ability to sketch humor into anything is absolute. Let joy/play be your twin - the mischievous kind. And again, align with pure heart, love, intention - and then - stick to the schedule.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer, July 2nd, 12:16 pm PDT

Here it is, the solar eclipse of July 2019, in the feeling, being, healing, and nurturing sign of Cancer. Get close to it. How do you feel? What great lessons are being stirred by events? How do they connect with the events of July 2018? And how about 2010? The Cancer-Capricorn eclipse series is bringing about great soul shifts, especially for those with Libra-Aries or Cancer-Capricorn nodes. Cancer, you softness is brutal to take. My tender broken heart can hardly hold you above the engulfing waters, but Capricorn’s back bone and maturity is willing to be a spine and feet for you. Glorious being. Just be, Cancer whispers silently in the roll of waves. Standing in ocean there is a soft vast embrace. Stand upright or however you need to - to weather any storm. Trust your back. Let the gentle stirrings of deep personal knowing touch and awaken you. Where there is unhealthy patterning zero in on it. Discover neglected needs, honor, and begin anew. We can take care of one another but not at the expense of ourselves. We need to be more closely with ourselves and then with others. Vulnerability - practice allowing it. Accountability and integrity, serve it for breakfast. Chew the reality that this is your precious life. We have only this — may it be nourishing, feminine, and awake. The eclipse season rolls in perhaps like changing tides. Notice endings and beginnings. Make aspirations, choose health, support sensation in your heart — and access to love and magic. Here we are learning to honor the feminine/masculine, yin/yang within and around us. May we release and embody emotionally responsive and sage bodies, awakening to our lives as they are. Nurture, hold, be unwavering in your commitments. We need containers to allow the profundity of this softness to breathe. And softness to nurture the container of ourselves. Remember confidence and the benefits of solitude as well as intimate and familial connections of all kinds. We are transforming. This series of eclipses is ushering along our soul paths. Observe and look out for wake up calls. Wake to dream. Grow up.

Full Moon in Scorpio, May 18th, 2:12 pm PDT

While we meet the depths of our unconscious, may our wings of bliss-heart-body-light emanate. As we feel into patterns around power, feeling, our lower chakras, may no pain be left unturned. Uranus and Venus lift and accelerate our spirit, allowing us to draw charge and rejuvenation from our plunge into what is beneath the surface this Scorpio Full Moon. Capricorn is pressing we take action, responsibility, and maintain integrity in determining our boundaries and choices. What can we leave behind at this point? Our personal and societal goals are undergoing evaluation and major turning points through mid-January.
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Today, Venus is alive with light energy and we can experience letting go, fresh start, renewed commitments, and radical heart-centered insights. As it is also Wesak, a celebration of the Buddha’s birth, we might be encouraged by the Buddha’s message of a full blown wisdom intrinsic to our humanity — that can crack like the light of dawn at any moment. Scorpio celebrates the razor sharp edge of impermanence as well as our instinctual selves. We can listen and respect what emerges from our shadows, while staying tethered to responsibility, ground, nature, love, our bodies, and sense of synchronization in ordinary experiences.
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Transcendent and serene sensual love accompany this Scorpio plunge, giving great power to our hearts and prayers. Make aspirations, practice, feel, release. The Scorpio-Taurus axis brings us into connection with our interconnectedness, sacred dimensions of experience, and quite simply, our passionate embrace of this world’s complexity— including outrage, waves, grief, power, cement, paint, touch, compassion, bodies, rich, black, gold, surf, sound, tentacles etc.

Taurus Season Reflection

As the Sun shifts out of fiery Aries and into conjunction with Uranus in Taurus, I’m feeling the ground remade, spontaneously burned and fertile for renewal. May we relate to the “fathering of our lives” with whatever the messages Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are delivering us, ever so gradually asking we assess, restructure, and rebuild. Thanks to an incredible tarot reading with @nansekawashima, Uranus’ practical strategies are reaching me, and gravity is resetting. Look to your own wisdom, let the earth, symbols, colors, practical considerations, or sound — speak to you. Venus moving into conjunction with Chiron is also asking we face who we really are and what we want, our talents, and bravery. Always more to say for the sky, but channel that pragmatic Uranian lighting to update the earth of your vision on the spot.

New Moon in Aries, April 5th, 1:50 am PDT

Take a courageous and open hearted step. The New Moon is the first of the astrological new year and inspires us to authentically individuate and trust our paths while respecting commitments, family, traditions, and the consequences we are reaping from the past. We don’t need to be limited by past dogma or structures however and Aries is a fiery reminder of our freedom to tread as we are inspired to. The presence of the Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn will be effecting us through the year and calls us to bring consciousness to especially the areas Capricorn influences in our birth charts. Intense reckonings are certain to occur so how can we practice discipline, patience, integrity, maturity, and wisdom? Our romantic hearts are likewise inspired and while we may sense our connectivity with and love for all beings, Capricorn insists on boundaries to protect our souls’ missions. This month we are coming out of the hazy yet healing lunar cycle that insisted we spend time in rest and recuperation mode. Consider that this month imagining is still influencing our mode, especially let the heart cleanse, forgive, and make aspirations. While we may be swept away into exalted ethereal states, the Aries Moon celebrates initiation and energy. Celebrate your life force, body, and presence this lunar cycle and begin again where fresh starts are in order. Visualize the peak with your heart, wear a red dress, dance, and blissfully indulge the butterflies of your perception. #newmooninaries

Uranus' re-entry into Taurus, March 11th

Read below for guided inquiry and aspirations inspired by Uranus’ re-entry into Taurus: 🎨
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What has genuine value to me? What doesn’t? How do I do that?
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Where can I release? It might be spiritually, materially, romantically, psychologically, or all of the above or other. Something has outlived itself.
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How can I deepen connection and trust in body, feminine wisdom, and sacredness? Explore these big words⛰.
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How can I energize and rearrange my resources, including materially, financially, spiritually or especially in the context of whatever house Uranus has entered in your chart.
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May I be open to the breakthroughs and groundlessness Uranus in Taurus is subtly electrifying. ⚡️
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Where am I fixed and resistant to evolution or change? What is unexpectedly dissolving and I am propelling forward?🏹
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What is in flow and natural for me to commit to? Contrast this with “what we think we want”. What has shown up? Taurean energy is yin and celebrates what is in flow or natural to who we are, as we are now. 🥝
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Where am I inspired and receiving fresh downloads of innovation and insight (find out what house Uranus falls in within your birth chart).
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How can I celebrate my physical senses and perceptions, to delight in this life? This could involve surrendering self-centeredness, to the alive and shifting beauty of nature, the others in our lives, and quiet. 🌫
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For sure too, we can all benefit from rest, silence, and generosity, more than we think, or is comfortable.
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May we be wise and receptive and play in the sun, 🌊, and mountains. Look out for fundamentalism or righteousness of any kind. 🥕
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Don’t get too comfortable, Uranus is here to transform the ground of our lives. May we be open AND processed✨✨✨.