Capricorn, Aries, & Gary Veynerchuk :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for December 25th – 31st

Hi! The holidayz and year’s end have interrupted my posting routine and swept me up into a deeply reflective space (…Mars trine Neptune…?).

I survived 2017 and this recent “festive” time! I hope you did too ❤

The raw deets for the weather this week are in the image above – a bit delayed and the full interpretation is up to you this time!

We hit the 1st quarter moon mark yesterday. The Moon, still in Aries, is squaring the Sun in Capricorn.

This combo reminds me of Gary Veynerchuk – famous entrepreneur, CEO, author and public speaker. Check out his birthchart below…

I only have his birth date and no birth time, so I don’t know his rising and it’s possible his Moon is in Pisces, not Aries (if he was born early in the day). But I would bet $$$ that he has a 0 degree Aries Moon (often fearless trail blazers) AND a Capricorn rising – or if not, possibly Saturn on his MC.

Those “no BS” Cap/Saturn + Aries vibes are sooo strong when scrolling through his IG feed @ garyvee (plus check out that Sun conjunct North Node in Scorpio, amplifying his influential leadership role in motivating people to face their fears).

Regardless of what you think of his brash self-promotional style, he is a great example of his (suspected) birth chart.

Today’s 1st quarter moon message is brought to you straight from the mouth of Gary Veynerchuk:

“The answer to the question my friends, is patience or action.”

In other words, Capricorn or Aries. The internal struggle is real:

I’ve posted a series of quotes below from Gary (taken from his Instagram feed) that are so quintessentially Cap or Aries, that they could literally be inserted directly into an astrological dictionary under these two signs!

Capricorn:

Aries Moon:

110% Capricorn!!!

Capricorn with some Aries Moon frustration:

Capricorn (in the caption he speaks to his commitment to be accountable):

Aries Moon! Aries thrives on chaos and crises.

Aries Moon:

Capricorn for sure:

So much Cap!

Two examples of an older Capricorn perspective expressing itself after acquiring lived experience (+ some Aries)…

Ummm… Aries Moon, of course!

Again, Aries Moon obv.


I posted the following on Instagram Saturday morning (December 23rd)…

 

Around the same time this morning that the Moon dropped into Pisces, I came across this image by Sara Shakeel.

Could there be a more Piscean image? I’m not sure there could be. I have the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter in Pisces, and I had this weird sense that I was staring into my own eyes when this image came up on the screen.

I hope to write a bit more about my Saturn Return and what I learned from it over the past three years, but one thing I can say for sure, is that it has gradually begun to dislodge the barrier wall that has been holding back a floodgate of emotion.

I have a Saturn-Moon opposition nataly. Therefore, despite the Piscean waters that crash against my inner shores, I generally try to keep a tight grip on my capacity for emotional receptivity and expression. A Saturn-Moon opposition, when channeled through the easiest path of least resistance, has the unfortunate tendency to scorn sensitivity, intimacy, and emotional expression as a sign of weakness (within one’s self).

Letting ourselves feel the full scope of our emotions can be quite terrifying. The fear of drowning as those churning waters rise, is a real one. I’m still learning how to navigate that fear, to increase my window of tolerance for emotional distress, before it reaches the point where I have to escape into my head or find a way to numb. This is not a process to be rushed, but it’s happening, slowly.

It gets a little embarrassing sometimes, when I am talking about something rather mundane with an obscure association to something more sensitive, and suddenly my eyes are pricking with hot tears and my sight becomes blurry as water floods over my pupils.

“My eyes water easily,” I snap. “Just ignore it.”

Oh Pisces. I begrudgingly accept your tears.

On another note, my Progressed Moon hit the 29th degree of Cancer today. It’s inching closer to Leo after 2.5 years in Cancer – a transit that reinforced the 4th house themes of my Saturn Return.

For those of you that track your Progressions, always, always watch for those 29th crisis degrees! They are pretty potent.

I’m definitely feeling the heat of the 29th degree already. I anticipate that the next 30 days will be fairly intense and eventful with a number of very important decisions to make and actions to take, related to relocating, my home, my family and ancestry, and my emotional wellbeing.

When your Progressed Moon is at the 29th “crisis” degree of a sign there is a sense of being under pressure and racing against the clock to resolve or address something related to the past 2.5 years – and possibly to make some major changes and decisions about how you will move forward. Urgency, confusion and uncertainty are often present.

I figured out that my Progressed Moon would shift to the 29th degree at 1:20 pm this afternoon. I jokingly made a big deal about it and was going to pronounce to my family: “Guys, I’m at the crisis degree!” at the very moment that 1:20 hit, but literally just as I was opening my mouth, my brother shared that a good family friend had been diagnosed with cancer… Weird, huh?

It is a fairly treatable cancer and they already have a plan in place, but then again, his health is already quite complicated. He and his wife have known me my whole life and are like grandparents to myself and my siblings so the symbolism is not lost on me.

Oh beautiful people, life is strange, messy and chaotic, and yet mysteriously magical and stunningly miraculous at the same time.💫

As you, perhaps, navigate a holiday season rife with emotional land mines and shaky terrain, be easy on yourself.

When we avoid or numb distressing emotions, we also reduce our capacity for positive emotions. But, at the same time, feeling can be terrifying.

Touch those feels when you are ready. When you feel supported and resourced. Do it in small chunks. Like dipping your toes into the water to test the temperature. Forcing an emotional catharsis is rarely helpful.

Don’t shame yourself for needing to avoid the feels, but acknowledging and naming what has triggered an emotional escape route will give you greater perspective and some increased flexibility to return to them when the time is right.

So much love and blessings! ❤

 

 

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You now have Permission to Enter :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for December 18th – 24th

Whoa. This week.

It’s been on my radar for a loooong time. And now… here we are.

In less than 48 hours, Saturn will ingress into Capricorn (early WEDNESDAY for me, and late TUESDAY for many of you). In astrology, the word “ingress” is used to refer to a planet entering a new sign, while exiting the one previous to it. Saturn has been in Sagittarius since December 23rd, 2014 (with a brief retrograde interruption back into Scorpio in 2015).

This is a pretty big deal, as I’m sure you already know if you have been following astrology news over the past month or so. It is an important transit not only because Saturn is a powerful, slower-moving outer planet that changes signs once every 3 years or so, but also because Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn.

Saturn is “returning home” in a big way, after a ~30 year absence.

In fact, I would say that the only other cosmic event in 2017 that received as much astro hype and anticipation as Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn, would have been the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st.

Early this morning (MONDAY) we had the New Moon at 26 degrees Sagittarius, while walking the razor thin edge of Saturn’s transition from Sag to Cap. Our new baby moon has already rushed on ahead, squeezed past Saturn, and has led the way into Capricorn by the time of this posting.

Here’s the New Moon post I published on social media yesterday…

I came across this quote the other day and it really resonated. Perhaps it will with you as well.

I am writing this Sunday afternoon, while we are deep in the mystical dark of the Balsamic Moon phase, as we release and prepare for the New Moon in Sagittarius, which will occur at 2:30 AM MONDAY morning for myself (AST), or late SUNDAY for many of you. The last New Moon of 2017.

It is normal to come to the end of each year and reflect on what happened, what didn’t, where you are in relation to your goals… The Big Yearly Review.

However, as 2017 draws to a close, this type of reflective process is amplified to an even greater extent since we have Saturn at the 29th crisis degree of Sagittarius, ready to transition into Capricorn in a couple days, coinciding with the Sun’s ingress into Cap for the December Solstice point (Dec. 19th~21st), along with Mercury retrograde, preparing to Station Direct this week.

I am pretty uncomfortable currently. I am feeling that prickly edge of the 29th degree as my Saturn Return wraps up. For some, there are urgent, intense, crisis-type situations emerging, or the pressing need to make an important decision, which is common when heavy-weight planets reach the end of a sign.

For others, like myself, there is frustration around feeling like one is dealing with the same old issues again… like, did I make any progress? At all? After all that internal or external effort? Where did this year go?!

I am blatantly going to blame the astro for these self-doubts and draw reassurance from this encouraging poem by Morgan Harper Nichols: “Remember the mountains and valleys that got you here.”

This New Moon may be in bubbly bright Saggy, but with its conjunction to Saturn, its square to Chiron, and its ruler Jupiter, still sludging through Scorpio’s underwater jungles, it feels rather somber to me.

And yet, the New Moon is trining Uranus, reminding us of 2017’s persistent Saturn-Uranus trine. Reminding us that innovation, change and liberation are supported by consistent patience, focus, and the wisdom of lived experience.

Whatever is coming up for you, be gentle with your soft creature self.

You exist in an eternal, infinite plane, and yet you live out this human journey within time and space.

You are both being and becoming. You are both perfect and a work in progress.

You are whole, and yet awakening to that wholeness.

There are some issues, some uncomfortable life content, which may follow us for a lifetime. And yet each time it surfaces, reappears, or we seem to circle back to it, we are coming at it with different strategies, with a deepening of perspective, with a new understanding.

We are on the threshold of some major cosmic shifts. Hang tight as you survey the year’s landscape behind you. No emotion, no situation, lasts forever. Everything comes, and goes.

“You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living, you are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday.” (~Morgan Harper Nichols)

Another chapter is about to begin.


Each New Moon, I write a letter to myself to be opened during the next Full Moon of the same sign (in this case, May 29th will feature the Full Moon in Sagittarius). Regardless of when or if you set New Moon intentions, if ever there was a transit that resonated with New Year-type resolutions (or a similar equivalent), Saturn into Capricorn at the Solstice, would be it.

I usually write my New Moon intentions letter when the Moon has traveled about 15 degrees from the Sun. The New Moon is a magical time of solar and lunar union and infusion, but it can also be a confusing and disorienting time since the Moon is still in the dark and the Sun has captured its light.

Personally, this time around, I may wait until the Solstice, when Saturn has made its ingress and arrived at the potent 0 degree mark of Capricorn along with the Sun, to write my New Moon letter. I will turn it into a Saturn in Capricorn goal-setting project 🙂 

Although we generally associate air signs with having strong cognitive and communicative traits, Sagittarius (a fire sign) has many cognitive connotations.

It is the sign of beliefs, worldviews, philosophies, the search for truth, higher learning, purpose and meaning – all of these, we formulate and sustain in our thinking minds. We also embody and act on them of course, but it is undeniable that Sagittarius, Gemini’s polarity in the zodiac wheel, highlights the expansive, manifesting powers of our thoughts.

One of Saturn’s functions is to crystalize, to solidify, to make firm, to make tangible, to give form and shape to something.

With Saturn in Sagittarius, if we’ve reacted with fear, we’ve likely clung to our dogmas and defended our egos and our sense of security with our belief systems.

If we’ve leaned into the higher expression of Saturn in Sagittarius, we’ve been dismantling and deconstructing beliefs and assumed truths (about ourselves, about others, about life). We’ve (hopefully) been challenged to learn the value of constantly questioning and critically examining our perceptions and worldviews, without making assumptions.

And yet at the same time, we’ve also been replacing and rebuilding with authentic, workable beliefs we can trust and rely on; truths that are worth their weight – even if they are not always easy and pleasant.

How have your beliefs, your worldviews, your perception of reality, your ethics, your sense of purpose, meaning and direction, been challenged and redefined over the past 3 years (particularly in respect to the house that contains Sagittarius in your natal chart)?

Anyone else have an intense existential crisis recently? Tore apart the baseboards of your life to get at the answers and truths you needed? Questioned everything that you once took for granted?

And how have you responded to the Saturnian pressure to crystalize and solidify your redefined beliefs and your new perception of reality? Have you had to make decisions based on them? Taken a stand because of your beliefs? Written about them? Been prompted to take action because of them?

You may very well have taken many actions based on your changing understandings and increased insights over the past few years. And yet, as Saturn enters Capricorn, “taking action” becomes even more crucial. To a much greater extent than Sagittarius, Capricorn, due to its shared symbolism with Saturn, values tangible outcomes and external results (stuff we can experience with our physical senses), along with the hard work and determined effort required to achieve them.

There are a million things that could be said about this long-term transit which I do not have room for here, but I’ll leave you with two key pieces of advice.

Astrology is experiential. It works. I don’t know how, but it works. Take very careful note of what happens in your life around this time (perhaps extending a few weeks into the future). When outer planets shift into a new sign, their ingresses do not arrive without noticeable indicators – collectively and personally. I would say this is true even if this transit does not significantly activate your natal chart.

When Saturn entered Sagittarius and my Saturn Return began December 2014, within 2 days of Saturn’s ingress I had left the city I had been living in for over two years and moved back into my family home. It was an unanticipated decision that was sustained much longer than expected, and yet it was a decision that marked a major theme of Saturn’s transit through my 4th House of origins, childhood, roots, family, home and emotional foundations.

So take notes.

My second piece of advice, is that if you know your birth chart, check what houses are encompassed by Capricorn and find out what planets you have in cardinal signs (Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, and Aries), since planets in these signs will receive major aspects by Saturn throughout the next three years.

In the areas of your chart touched by Saturn traveling through Capricorn, you will be prompted to get serious about your intentions, beliefs, hopes and dreams that solidified during Saturn’s transit in Sagittarius. Hard work, determination, endurance, focus, boundaries, major commitments and decisions, authenticity, self-discipline and patience, will be prime keywords in respect to these areas.

In the words of Henry Thoreau:

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

With Saturn in Sagittarius you got clear about what was worth the investment of your life’s resources. If you have tread this pilgrimage wisely, you have stepped into alignment with your soul’s Truth.

Now with Saturn in Capricorn, you will make that investment – with your money, assets, time, energy, effort and skills.

Eventually you will reap the harvest you seek – providing your work passes all of Saturn’s tests.

Throughout this transit we will learn a great deal about when to work WITHIN OUR LIMITS (e.g. avoiding personal burn-out; collectively ceasing to exploit our beautiful, tortured Earth any further), and when to push BEYOND THE LIMITS that we encounter (e.g. advocating for the end of horrific injustices and acts of discrimination which are so rampant in the world).

Since Capricorn is closely associated with the cause and effect world and the harsh realities of life, we may be faced with uncomfortable scenarios that propel us to stop avoiding that which we have been ignoring.

Capricorn will put our redefined Sagittarian beliefs through the ringer as solid action is demanded. We will learn what investments are truly worthwhile, meaningful, sustainable and lasting.

That’s my intro to Saturn in Capricorn. Ahhh… and there’s still the rest of the week to cover.

Seriously. This is one intense week.

Also on WEDNESDAY, Venus (close on the heels of the Sun) will make that simultaneous square to Chiron and trine to Uranus that we just experienced with the Sun and Mercury.

As Saturn completes its mega shift, Venus decides to bring up some pain related to relationships, money, self-worth and our values… but that trine to Uranus could pull us through, reminding us of potential, possibility, and opportunity – no matter what the present moment brings us.

On THURSDAY the Sun enters Capricorn and meets up with Saturn at the potent 0 degree for an Earth-shaking Solstice moment as the Sun slams on its Southern brakes and begins its journey back toward the North Pole.

P.S. Did you know that the tropical zodiac wheel is divided into 12 equal signs based on the two solstices and two equinoxes? In case you’ve missed the explanation in previous posts, here it is again…

 

0 degrees Capricorn (along with 0 degrees of the other cardinal signs – Cancer, Aries, and Libra) is really important astrologically, since it marks a key point of the Sun’s yearly journey across the sky. The solstice and equinox points are also of great importance to many who practice pagan spiritualities.

This is a Solstice to celebrate! Or perhaps I should say – to deeply respect and to honour, given the solemn intensity of the Sun conjoining with Saturn in Capricorn.

Then on FRIDAY, Mercury Stations Direct at 13 degrees Sagittarius, after being retrograde since December 3rd, 2017. As always, when a planet pivots, it stirs up dust (as if there wasn’t already enough dust stirred up with Saturn’s ingress and the Solstice conjunction…).

That which has been stalled, or confusing, or on pause, suddenly gets a jerk of forward momentum. And yet this jerk of momentum can also be quite disorienting – especially since Mercury stations while squaring Neptune in Pisces.

Be patient. The pieces will fall into place as Mercury retraces its steps and catches up with Saturn in January.

Finally on SUNDAY, Venus is on the verge of joining the Sun, Saturn, and Pluto (oh yes, he’s there too) in Capricorn, but in the meantime we may experience some stressful aggravation or urgency associated with some relational matters. Since SUNDAY is Christmas Eve, for those who celebrate it or have family obligations associated with this holiday, this makes sense, no?

Jupiter in Scorpio will also square the Nodal Axis on SUNDAY (North Node in Leo, South Node in Aquarius). This challenging moment of decision-making has been building for the past couple of weeks.

What intersection or crossroad are you currently standing at? Are you prepared to let go of the comfortable, familiar, over-used option, and choose the option that will propel you forward into the exciting unknown?

As you plumb the vast depths of Scorpio’s hidden lair of secrets, and reclaim your power from the past, will you simultaneously move toward acts of creation, acts of love, vitality and passion?

Choose the vibrant middle path between group conformity and rebellious retreat.

You’ve got this.

Here we go…

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Mars in Scorpio & the Instinctual Self

I love to read as much as I love to write, and I’m constantly collecting new information… in a very gemini-esque fashion. Meaning, when I’m at my computer I have 20+ browser tabs open with various articles – none of which I can read beginning to end without switching to several more articles while reading. I sometimes do it without noticing. I read a paragraph of one article, switch to the next, and do the same, and then again… finally circling back to the article at which I started reading.

Similarly, I have numerous books on the go at once in multiple forms – hard-copy books, Kindle books, library books, and audio books.

But to be perfectly honest, especially now that I am no longer in University, I rarely actually finish any of them. I read a chapter there, another chapter somewhere else… I spend my life hauling library books back and forth and maxing out on the number of books I’m allowed, and paying fines… and yet I’m lucky if I make a dent in the stack. Continue reading “Mars in Scorpio & the Instinctual Self”

The Beauty of Wilted Flowers :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for December 11th – 17th

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As of today (MONDAY), Saturn is now at the 29th degree, the final Anaretic degree, of Sagittarius . The countdown to Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn on December 19th/20th continues! Just over a week remains (…between now and the end of my Saturn Return, hallelujah).

Here at the 29th degree – the degree on which Mercury pivoted and first began its retrograde – Saturn in Sag is scrutinizing, probing, examining, and bringing a serious sense of urgency to our actions and big decisions.

What is your Truth? Are you in alignment with it? Continue reading “The Beauty of Wilted Flowers :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for December 11th – 17th”

The Saturn-Mercury Conjunction of the Last Two Weeks :: How is it Showing Up in Your Life?

In my last post I said that Mercury hates going slowly. That was an exaggeration. However, I think it could be true to say that the symbolism of Mercury – as an archetypal projection of our current societyvalues fast and devalues slow.

Mercury Retrogrades harness the gifts of Slowness. They provide us with an opportunity to shift into another way of thinking, processing, and communicating. I always find Mercury Retrogrades magical, even when they are at their most difficult. New insights emerge, important conversations occur, synchronicity abounds, and breakthroughs happen. The past whispers into the present, re-weaving life threads together in new ways. Continue reading “The Saturn-Mercury Conjunction of the Last Two Weeks :: How is it Showing Up in Your Life?”

Even When at its Most Dreary, Our World Retains a Glimmer of Magic :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for December 4th – 10th

Have you rebounded from that doozy of a weekend? Everyone I know, including myself, spent most of it in bed or finding other various ways to escape conscious awareness of time. Most of the weekend slipped down a rabbit hole – otherwise known as Mercury Stationing Retrograde and a Full Moon in Gemini squaring Neptune.

This week greets us with Chiron the asteroid, otherwise known as the wounded healer of the sky, turning Direct on TUESDAY after being retrograde since June 30th. Continue reading “Even When at its Most Dreary, Our World Retains a Glimmer of Magic :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for December 4th – 10th”

Full Moon in Gemini :: Accept & Integrate the Many Sides of Your Personality

Today (Sunday), the Full Moon occurs at 11 degrees Gemini, opposite the Sun in Sagittarius.

With the Full Moon’s ruler, Mercury, Stationing Retrograde at the 29th crisis-oriented degree of Sag, while the Sun and Moon tightly square Neptune… which is trining Jupiter… this one is a weird one for sure, which I described further in my weekly forecast. Don’t jump to any conclusions or make hasty decisions. Exercise patience with your possible lack of focus, energy and motivation this weekend.

In this post, I want to talk about the twin symbolism of Gemini and how that speaks to the multiple sub-personalities we all have. Continue reading “Full Moon in Gemini :: Accept & Integrate the Many Sides of Your Personality”