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Blessings on this New Moon in Gemini!

Gemini corresponds to The Lovers in the Tarot. Esoterically, the symbolism relates to the balancing of masculine and feminine energies under the auspices of spirit. This is the Hieros Gamos, or “Sacred Marriage”.

What will be highlighted at this time is where the masculine and feminine are in harmonious union, and where this balance is missing. Aspects of relationships that no longer serve our higher purpose will need to be realigned, or relinquished.

Gemini also relates to breath and communication. Remember that all words are sacred and we profane this gift when we use our speech to bring harm to ourselves, through our inner dialogue, or to others.

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Even when peace is not the current state of affairs in our lives, we can strive to maintain peace as a state of mind.

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There will be a full moon lunar eclipse on March 23, 2016. This one will be powerful!


05:02 a.m. PST (Los Angeles)

12:02 p.m. UTC (London)

08:02 a.m EST (New York)

11:02 p.m. AEDT (Sydney)

05:32 p.m. IST (Delhi)


The Sun will be in Aries (God of War) and the Moon will be in Libra (Harmony). Conflict and the resolution of conflict are major themes for this full moon. It will be necessary to be assertive, and take decisive action, in order to re-establish emotional equilibrium.

Chiron (The Wounded-Healer) and Ceres (The Nurturing Mother) will be together with the South Node (Unfinished business from the past), opposing the North Node (The direction of our future). Issues may come up around motherhood, parenting, child support, child custody, child visitation, nurturance, nourishment. Remember to take time for self-care, even while you are caring for others. We must heal the past in order to heal the future.

Pallas Athena (Goddess of Diplomacy) will be opposing Astraea (Goddess of Justice). Legal issues are prominent. The scales of justice seek balance. We must pay the piper. “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.”

These tensions will be reflected within the consciousness of Humanity. If you have any points in your birth chart that connect directly with the aspects above, then these tensions will likely manifest within your life experience as significant opportunities for soul growth related to the keywords outlined above. The best way to determine if this is true is to have an astrologer run your birth chart and then check to see where these current astrological transits fall within it.


I have FAITH, in the past, believing that everything that has happened up until this moment has been necessary for my soul growth.

I have HOPE, in the future, knowing that the total consciousness in the Universe always increases and my unique experience is part of that process.

I am CHARITABLE, in the present, giving my gifts as fully as possible without attachment to outcome and trusting others to do the same.


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There are some big astrological transits in play, right now!

Jupiter moved up to a position opposite Chiron today. This creates a dynamic tension that may EXPAND OLD WOUNDS.

There may be a feeling that optimism, enthusiasm, expansion of horizons, and long-term planning are blocked until these wounds are addressed. One of my mottos is “EMPATHY BEFORE PROBLEM-SOLVING.”


Simultaneously, Uranus is opposite Juno. Juno is the goddess of marriage. This brings an UNPREDICTABILITY to relationships and marriages. It also might bring up tendencies towards IMPULSIVITY, and a need for FREEDOM or CHANGE. Ultimately, though, the ENERGETIC VIBRATION of relationships is seeking to be RAISED.


On November 8th, Hygeia joins with Jupiter and they both oppose Chiron. Hygeia is the goddess of health. Rather than only the wounds being magnified, the OPPORTUNITIES might also now be expanded.


November 11th is the New Moon in Scorpio. Avoid holding on to GRUDGES. There might also be a tendency towards “ALL OR NOTHING” thinking and actions. The gift of Scorpio is the opportunity for RENEWAL.


During this entire time, Juno is at the front of a chain of planets (stellium) with Jupiter and Hygeia at the tail end. The message seems to be that we need to pull from PAST LESSONS OF HEALING and APPLY THAT WISDOM TO PRESENT RELATIONSHIPS.


Astraea is in the mix from November 2nd through November 4th. Astraea is the goddess of justice, so LEGAL ISSUES might come up.


These energies will likely be experienced on a more personal level if you have anything at 17 degrees of *any* sign in your birth chart. The only way to know, for sure, is to check your birth chart.


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“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.”

~ Thomas Fuller

Today is the 2014 WINTER SOLSTICE, the NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN, and the commencement of forward motion with planet URANUS. This is a rare and powerful combination!



In the WHEEL OF THE YEAR, the Winter Solstice is the time of greatest darkness and yet also the point when the light begins to return to the world.

In the WHEEL OF THE SOUL, the Winter Solstice is the time of full embodiment of consciousness.

Mythologically, the Winter Solstice is the time of the incarnation of the CHILD OF LIGHT.



The NEW MOON is the time when the Sun (masculine expression) and Moon (feminine reception) conjoin.

The Moon receives her light from the radiance of the Sun, and gives back life. The Moon’s pull on the Earth creates tides, which facilitated genesis of the components of life as well as the evolution of life.




The Winter Solstice always occurs when the Sun reaches zero degrees of Capricorn. This Winter Solstice is special because the Moon is also at zero degrees of Capricorn.

Capricorn is the sign of hard work and diligence that leads to SELF-MASTERY.



Uranus is also ending its retrograde motion (stationing direct) today.

Uranus is called the “GREAT AWAKENER”. Uranus is associated with the the High Self, or HOLY GUARDIAN ANGEL. Uranus spends seven years in each sign, and therefore carries the energy of the octave and continually seeks to bring in a higher vibrational frequency.

When Uranus is retrograde, the revelation tends to be directed inward, like a GESTATION. When Uranus stations direct then it is a time of DELIVERY, or manifestation, of that revelation. When Uranus begins moving forward then the world is given the revelation as a PRESENTATION.



What does it mean that all of these astrological aspects are happening at the same time?

Imagine dreaming, and then realizing that you are dreaming. You suddenly become aware of your true nature and see through the the fantasy of your dreamscape. You no longer identify with the fictional persona of your dream self.

Similarly, it is possible at any moment during your waking life disentangle from the illusion of the world. The ego is a temporary persona that you have created to serve as a vehicle for your soul growth in this lifetime. It is transitory. What is important is the soul growth. Intense challenges prepare the ego to serve as a vehicle for our TRUE SELF.

Even during a time of great unconsciousness, we can suddenly attain ENLIGHTENMENT.



Coal and diamond are both made up entirely of carbon atoms.

A lump of coal is coarse and unrefined. When placed under tremendous pressure for long periods of time the carbon atoms within coal may realign into a diamond.

The ego is prepared through the challenges of life to receive INNER ILLUMINATION.



These transits undoubtedly reflect the current crises we are witnessing around the world, as well as the opportunities presented by those crises.

Capricorn is associated with the ESTABLISHMENT. Major shifts are needed within banks, corporations, religious groups, and governments. By the time Pluto enters Aquarius in 2024, we will see those shifts. First we must break down the outworn and outdated forms before new forms can be manifested to hold humanity’s RISING CONSCIOUSNESS.



Many people are experiencing tremendous challenges on a personal level. They feel as if they are being PUSHED OVER THE EDGE, and it is beyond what they believe they can handle.

Today a seed is planted in the subconscious for something new to grow. In every crisis there is an OPPORTUNITY.



To see where this seed of opportunity is being planted in your life, see where zero degrees of Capricorn falls in your BIRTH CHART.

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“What is to give light must endure burning.”

~ Viktor E. Frankl

Recent news events have included some dramatic events:

A VOLCANO warning in Iceland –

EARTHQUAKES in several parts of the world, including the biggest one in 25 years in Napa Valley –

The opening of BURNING MAN (see note below) getting rained out –

What do all these events have in common? They all reflect current astrological transits!

Saturn and Mars have joined each other in the sky. Saturn is associated with the element of Earth which, in turn, connects with heaviness, limitation and restriction. Mars is associated with fire which, in turn, connects with energy, drive and passion. Together they form a CONTROLLED BURN.

Saturn and Mars are both in SCORPIO. The last time these two planets joined each other in this sign was 1984.

Scorpio relates to shared resources, energetic exchange, and SEXUALITY. Many individuals will experience challenges in these areas.

Scorpio symbolizes forces hidden in the underworld that need to be brought to the surface for RENEWAL and regeneration. Scorpio is the KUNDALINI SERPENT of sexual life-force. In order to connect with this energy we often undergo a DEATH and REBIRTH process, literally or metaphorically.

In the old pagan calendar there was a celebration called Lammas Day, or Lughnasadh (Loo-Nah-Sah) in commemoration of The Celtic Sun God Lugh. This was a preparation for the harvest season. One of the ritual activities was the burning of a WICKER MAN.

We are all being provided opportunities to burn through what no longer serves us to PREPARE FOR NEW GROWTH.

Saturn and Mars in Scorpio are forming a grand-trine with aspects in the two other Water Signs. Juno (goddess of marriage) and Hygeia (goddess of health) are together in the sign of Cancer (home and family). This indicates opportunities for HEALING IN RELATIONSHIP, especially as it relates to HOME and FAMILY.

The third point of this grand-trine is a Neptune in Pisces. Neptune rules Pisces and so this energy is especially pronounced. Neptune and Pisces both relate to SELF-SACRIFICE that comes out of unconditional love. This self-sacrifice can also turn into feelings of VICTIMIZATION and resentment, though, if the self-sacrifice continues into martyrdom. It is important to pay attention to your own needs, even while attempting to “hold space” for someone else’s needs.

Chiron is also in Pisces, close to Neptune. Chiron represents the archetype of the WOUNDED HEALER that lifts their own wounds from the LOWER HEART of the ego to the compassionate HIGHER HEART of the True Self. This allows our pain to serve as an opportunity for soul growth.

Opposing Neptune in Pisces is the New Moon (Sun and Moon together) in Virgo. This is an opportunity for NEW BEGINNINGS. At the same time, there is a tendency to be overly CRITICAL. The best use of this energy would be to become metaphorically “VIRGINAL” in order to meet needs for INTEGRITY and HEALTHY BOUNDARIES while simultaneously balancing the PERFECTIONISTIC focus on minutia with the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE of Neptune in Pisces.

Uranus is at the apex of a Yod, or “FINGER OF GOD”, which is an astrological aspect that indicates it is a focal point. Uranus is in the sign of Aries. This aspect indicate the need for INDIVIDUALIZATION, self-reliance, self-expression, independence, autonomy, personal space, spontaneity, and change. Uranus is joined with Astraea, though, which represents a desire to NOT GIVE UP OR LET GO.

On August 27, Venus crosses the Dark Moon Lilith point in Leo (romantic love). This could either be an opportunity for SACRED PARTNERSHIP or a WOUNDING OF THE DIVINE FEMININE.

To understand more about how these aspects might be reflected in your life, look at your BIRTH CHART. In particular, look for planets or other key points at about 16, 17, 18 or 19 degrees in any sign. The Saturn-Mars conjunction is at 17 degrees of Scorpio. The Uranus Yod is at 16 degrees of Aries. Chiron is at 16 degrees of Pisces. The Venus-Lilith conjunction will be at 19 degrees of Leo.

With regard to RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, it would also be good to look at the house in your birth chart where the Hygeia-Juno conjunction is occurring.

Are you burning with these astrological FIRES OF TRANSFORMATION?

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MARS TURNS DIRECT: The Red God of War Marches Forward!


Astronomically, the planet Mars appears red in color, which is reminiscent of fire and blood.

Mythologically, Mars was a god of war.

Astrologically, Mars is the planet of ASSERTIVENESS. The location of Mars in a birth chart by house, sign and connection with other natal planets indicates all the variables with regard to the person’s force, passion, drive, energy, determination and the ability to utilize vitality in accomplishing goals.


Mars is currently RETROGRADE (appears to move backward) in Libra. Libra is the sign of balance, harmony, partnerships and social justice.

Mars turns DIRECT (appears to move forward) in Libra on Monday, May 19, 2014. Mars will then continue moving forward through the signs until it goes retrograde in Sagittarius on April 17, 2016.

Mars was the only PERSONAL PLANET in the Cardinal Cross transit. As Mars appears to turn around in the heavens we might see powerful reflections of this energetic shift in our personal lives.

Much of the power of the Cardinal Cross was INTERNALIZED because Mars was retrograde during that transit. For many people, this facilitated the process of pushing through emotional and psychological blocks. As Mars turns around, there might be an EXTERNALIZATION of this energy.


Opportunities might present themselves to outwardly put into PRACTICE the inner work that was previously done during the Cardinal Cross. These issues can no longer be ignored or neglected. Instead, they need to be dealt with directly.


On a larger scale, the tension that has built up in the Ukraine might escalate. Mars in Libra wants justice and harmony. Hopefully diplomacy will win out. If not, it will likely turn into civil war for that region. This conflict could pull in other political powers, including the United States.



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Do you believe in luck, or magic?

Is the best way to obtain luck and good fortune on Saint Patrick’s Day to look for leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, or pots of gold at the end of rainbows?

Although all of these traditional associations connected with Saint Patrick’s Day sound fun, I would say true “luck” is all about timing. Astrology might be described as the study and usage of timing to increase luck.

We experience greater luck when our individual consciousness, and the focus of our energies, is aligned with the cycles of nature and the Universe.

Many holidays are layered upon older traditions. Ultimately, most go back to the sacred calendar of the year, which is fairly universal in human consciousness. I believe this may also be true of Saint Patrick’s Day.

So then, is there any underlying spiritual significance of Saint Patrick’s Day in connection with where it falls during the year?


St. Patrick’s Day annually falls on March 17, at which time the Sun is nearly the end of its seasonal journey through the sign of Pisces. Pisces is the most “transpersonal” sign. It is “spiritual” in the sense that is reflects a desire to fully surrender the ego in order to connect with something larger, that provides greater meaning.

Many people celebrate this holiday by becoming intoxicated. Alcohol (“spirits”) is substituted for Spirit, by which I mean a deeper and more meaningful connection with what is greater than our individuality.

I would suggest that this ritual surrender of “drinking to oblivion” might be an intuitive response to this annual calling for deeper connection.

People who are born when the Sun is in Pisces have a greater capacity for dreaming, visualizing, and imagining. This is a form of surrender. It is the surrender of discernment, by which I mean the critical or rational mind, to tap the limitless potential of the personal subconscious. Ideally, this surrender leads us to the Collective Unconscious from where all meaning is derived.

Mystical experiences also require a surrender of discernment. I believe that it is important for us to open up in this manner before setting new intentions. Surrender creates a bubble of potential. This is when we are the most receptive. This does not need to relate to any particular religion or deity. It is simply a surrender to “ALL THAT IS”.

The Spring/Vernal Equinox is the first official day of Spring. Astrologically it occurs when the Sun leaves the sign of Pisces and enters Aries. This always follows immediately after Saint Patrick’s Day.

Unlike the diffuse quality of Pisces, Aries is like a laser beam. It represents focusing the fire and passion of our intention in one direction.

In the ancient mystery schools, as well as in many modern day magical lodges, the Spring Equinox is the day when the Hierophant chooses a word or phrase – almost a magical motto – that represents the intention to be held by the spiritual community for the duration of the year.

I suggest that each of you consider doing the same.

The practice is simple:

1) Take this time as the Sun reaches the end of Pisces to reflect, dream, and surrender to something greater. Sacrifice your own ego. Become intoxicated with Spirit.

2) Be receptive to whatever message might come back to you from the Universe. Inspiration means only to “breath in” and let yourself be filled. Find meaning.

3) Choose a word or phrase to match whatever you receive. Do not over-analyze. Simply let it come and capture the essence in as concise a manner as possible. Distill it down to a sentence, phrase or single word.

4) On the Spring Equinox state your word or phrase aloud with a clear, forceful, passionate, unwavering intention to express it throughout the year.


The Spring Equinox this year is Thursday, March 20.

There truly is magic at the end of the rainbow. We each create our own luck. <3