Samhain’s coming…hunh?!?!

It is said that the veil between worlds is the thinnest on Samhain/Halloween. That is not entirely true. The veil is the thinnest around what many folks celebrated as one of the four cross quarters. This particular midpoint happens between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. In Western tropical astrology, that translates into the sun residing at 15° Scorpio. This puts the thinning of the veil typically between November 7th and 8th each year instead of October 31st.

This is largely due to a change in calendars. The Julian calendar was a week slower than the current Gregorian one we use. This fact combined with the Christian church’s decision to mix non christian holidays with their own gave rise to All Saint’s Eve and All Hallow’s Eve meshing into what we now know as Halloween.

This year’s midpoint is 11/7 (some divine comedy there for those get it) so it’s not too late at all to peer beyond the veil, if you choose to. If nothing else, celebrate with deeply discounted candy and a libation for those who have gone before us. A very Scorpio thing to do if I do say so.

Back to Basics and Social Graces- Mercury Retrograde September 2015

Mercury will go retrograde tomorrow in the sign of Libra. Time to get back to basics of social graces, especially considering that a lunar eclipse in Aries will be happening soon. Don’t cry and scream bloody murder. Just take your time and allow for flubs and delays.

Mercury– lower consciousness, how we filter information, how we process the world around us into usable pieces

Libra– cardinal air, enterprising, forward thinking, leader and connector, fresh ideas with a concentration on relationship/partnership

Mercury retrograde in Libra– time to reassess and reevaluate relationships/partnerships and their quality, time to see just how shallow we may have been and what we have overlooked  in a quest to connect, time to explore and explain how we desire to connect and share our creative endeavors

** Not necessarily a good time to start a new partnership or relationship. Best to figure out what isn’t working within what you already have or get clear on the qualities you want to seek out**

August 2015- Pisces Full Moon/ So How Do We Get There?

I recorded a video to give my take on today’s full moon in Pisces. It would have been up earlier but YouTube.

If you want a quick take away (because I still don’t feel like a lot of typing) it’s this- emotion and logic both have their place in life. Sometimes you gotta feel it out first, then work it out next. Lead with heart but let your brain do the walking. Trust your intuition and hunches but don’t allow yourself to get carried away. Verify and refine.

Here ya go

God Is In The Detail/Hello Virgo

The phrase “God is in the detail” is a old saying that asks us to be careful and thorough in execution because details matter. If a Virgo-3-Virgo sun didn’t think of this then someone with heavy Virgo energy must have figured this out. Unlike Capricorn which deals in practical advancement (cardinal earth) and Taurus which deals with practical sustainment (fixed earth), Virgo engages in practical refinement (mutable earth).

Virgo season is upon us. Here is a run down of the current planetary postions

  • Sun- 0 degrees Virgo
  • Moon – 15 degrees Sagittarius
  • Mercury- 25 degrees Virgo
  • Venus- 17 degrees Leo (retrograde)
  • Mars- 9 degrees Leo
  • Jupiter- 2 degrees Virgo
  • Saturn- 28 degrees Scorpio
  • Uranus- 20 degrees Aries (retrograde)
  • Neptune- 8 degrees Pisces (retrograde)
  • Pluto- 13 degrees Capricorn (retrograde)

The way information is processed on a larger scale is colored by Virgo energy so precision is a necessity, however a certain amount of grace is allotted in our relationships due to Venus moving backwards thru Leo. The sun is moving away from a square aspect to Saturn and moving closer to an exact conjunct aspect with Jupiter. At large, we are feeling our ability to be optimistic grow. Looking at the small pieces may not make us so frustrated and emotionally heavy anymore. Faith goes a long way in giving us the energy and push we need to do another double check.

Virgo energy is not for the faint of heart. It begins a process of refinement that requires precision and stamina to endure. After the party and the pomp and circumstance of Leo exits stage left someone needs to be there to clean the mess, mend the curtains,virgo_knight___at_with_stolvezen_by_dameodessa-d6w24bz and freshen up. We all should take steps to ensure that  the virgin’s energy does not get out of hand. It is one thing to try and fine tune things but we need to remember that perfection is unattainable. Nervous energy needs an outlet and redirecting Virgo’s energy away from that quest for perfection is sometimes needed. The house that Virgo rules can let you know about the area of your life that could benefit from more scrutiny and detail work. Enact a bit of “get right” and let the virgin work their magic in your life.

**Interestingly, the “proverb” is most often attributed to two men whom both have Mars in Virgo although no one knows the exact source**

Capricorn Full Moon July 2015

I’ll keep this relatively short and sweet
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Full moon (peak of short-term plans and emotional fulfillment) tonight in Capricorn (sign of cardinal earth- enterprising, respect driven, authoritative) at 10:20. Sun (consciousness and hero self) is opposite it in Cancer (sign of cardinal water- nurturing, domestic, emotionally driven) of course. The Moon forms a conjunction with retrograde Pluto (body of unearthing and rending for transformation) in Capricorn. Mars (body of ego and survival) sits near the Sun in Cancer.

  • Do you continue to search for what emotionally gives you comfort or do you move towards what give you fulfillment on a practical level?
  • How do you find balance between your traditional roles and new relationships that challenge you?
  • Is the draw of changing public roles and fame more important than your drive to set down roots at home?

It’s a battle of the traditional mother and father. Who will win? The child who loves and opens themselves to the best of both figures

The Incredible Hulk Syndrome- Aries New Moon April 2015

If you feel a bit like you’ve been walking an emotional high wire, you’re not alone. The new moon will happen at 2:57 pm Eastern at 28 degrees of Aries.

We might feel ourselves holding our breathe to keep ourselves in check emotionally. Asserting ourselves when we feel ourselves being emotionally threatened may occur. We might even be in a situation where we find ourselves scrambling for a new way to be our old self. It’s cool though. Or rather, stay cool.

Keeping a cool head is a definite good idea. Remembering that the core of who we are won’t change is a good piece of advice to hold onto in these choppy New moon in Aries waters. Also remember that Aries doesn’t handle fear well. Aries often inspires us to run forward when fear overtakes because it would rather take action than be seen as a coward. I’m not suggesting you run but a moderately placed walk away from your fears and the old might be a good idea.

Walk around. Smell the roses, the perfume, the diesel fuel, whatever floats your boat. Soon you’ll see that you’ve covered miles of new terrain by just focusing on the small things that make you happy. Seems like a great way to start the transition into Taurus Sun Season.

You can always schedule a consultation to get a personal understanding of how this new moon will affect you. Til then, be cool.