Aries Equinox, Parting the Red Sea :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for March 19th – 25th

I love when an analogy arrives, unbidden, and lands so perfectly, so accurately, on the meaning and symbolism I’m trying to access.

When reflecting on the beginning of Aries Season and the Aries equinox, the scene that I couldn’t get out of my head was from the biblical story of Moses parting the red sea so that he and the rescued slaves could cross to the other side and escape their captors. Have you perchance seen the 1998 animated film, The Prince of Egypt? The film illustrates this scene very effectively.

I think the imagery of this mythic story is quite apt for the beginning of Aries Season (occurring at 1:15 ADT on TUESDAY). Continue reading “Aries Equinox, Parting the Red Sea :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for March 19th – 25th”

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. Continue reading “Capricorn, Aries, & Gary Veynerchuk :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for December 25th – 31st”

Introducing Dragons :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for October 23rd – 29th

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This week introduces us to our inner dragons.

Dragons mysteriously show up in numerous cultural histories and mythologies around the world. In Chinese traditions, for example, dragons symbolize power, strength, good fortune, and they rule over all bodies of water.

Books, movies, video games, role-playing games and TV have repeatedly breathed these majestic, mystical creatures back into the public imagination, reigniting images of scaly, fire-breathing flying dragons within our collective consciousness.

This week also (re)introduces us to our demons… or maybe they already showed up a few weeks ago, coinciding with Jupiter’s ingress into Scorpio. Continue reading “Introducing Dragons :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for October 23rd – 29th”

First Quarter Moon in Capricorn: The Art of Investing in the Face of Impermanence

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Tonight, shortly after the Mercury-Chiron opposition, we reach the First Quarter Moon, on route to the Aries Full Moon on October 5th. Jupiter’s opposition to Uranus will peak late tonight (ADT) and tomorrow, Pluto will complete its turnaround in Capricorn.

That is a lot of intense, possibly excruciating, shifting ground, and I for one, am thankful for the Earthy influences of Mars and Venus being in Virgo (the rulers of this Jupiter-Uranus opposition), to stabilize the potentially explosive components here.

The First Quarter Moon is a prelude to both Pluto’s pivot, and the Jupiter-Uranus opposition. The Moon lights up Capricorn, squaring the Sun, which is bringing its light to Libra, the sign it currently shares with Jupiter.

Quarter Moons are turning points. A day to take a moment and carefully assess the directions and options available to you. A day to make a conscious decision to take the best action available to you; an action that aligns with truth, wholeness, healing and wellbeing. Continue reading “First Quarter Moon in Capricorn: The Art of Investing in the Face of Impermanence”

First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius + Some Reflections on Virgo Season

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Today (Tuesday) we reach the First Quarter Moon Phase. With the Moon in Sagittarius squaring the Sun in Virgo, we’re dealing with the energies of Earth and the energies of Fire. Virgo wants a plan and needs to be prepared, while Sagittarius wants to throw caution to the wind and dive headfirst into the next adventure.

I personally know a few people who are strong in both Sagittarius and Virgo. There are some obvious frustrations evoked through the dual influence of these  very different energies. However, although seemingly incompatible at first glance, these two mutable signs can actually be incredibly complementary when they agree to work together. Continue reading “First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius + Some Reflections on Virgo Season”

First Quarter Moon :: Scorpio Moon □ Leo Sun

We have reached the First Quarter Moon phase of the current lunation cycle, which began with a New Moon in Leo on July 23rd. What seeds did you plant in your life on July 23rd? In what house in your natal chart will the Full Moon occur? This is the time to push through and take action on your intentions, toward manifesting achievement and resolution with the Full Moon in Aquarius on August 7th.

During this First Quarter Phase, the Moon in Scorpio forms a challenging square to the Sun in Leo.

The assertion that only water signs truly experience emotion, is faulty. Each of the 12 zodiac signs – associated with fire, air, earth or water – experience emotions. The difference is in how each of the signs process, digest, respond to, and express, life’s emotional content. Continue reading “First Quarter Moon :: Scorpio Moon □ Leo Sun”

Accept the Mission, Embark on a Quest :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for July 24th – July 30th

I am a little late with this forecast, but hopefully it will still prove useful for reflection.

The punctuated highlight of the week occurs later today (Wednesday) when the Sun finally consumes Mars as they form an exact conjunction in the early degrees of Leo. This happens about every two years. The last Mars-Sun conjunction occurred in Gemini on June 14th 2015. Throughout the last couple of weeks, the Sun (symbolizing our core identity and purpose) has been steadily moving in on Mars (symbolizing our will, our desire, and our capacity to initiate action).

As Mars first fell beneath the Sun’s rays, Mars began a dying process that I talked about last week. In the same way we refer to the final couple of days in the monthly lunation cycle, when the Moon’s light is extinguished by the power of the Sun, as the balsamic moon phase (a time of tiredness, retreat, reflection, and letting go), we could also refer to these final weeks of Mars’ two-year cycle as a balsamic phase for the same symbolic reasons. Continue reading “Accept the Mission, Embark on a Quest :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for July 24th – July 30th”

Caution, Contents under Pressure :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for June 26th – July 2nd


[Apologies to email subscribers for the late post! This week I ended up posting each forecast day-by-day through Instagram & Facebook. Hopefully this is still valuable for reflection on the past week 🙂 Stay posted for some announcements in the next couple days. I will be taking this week off from writing daily forecasts, but I hope to resume beginning in a week’s time on July 10th with a more condensed version via email.]

We are fresh into this lunation cycle, only a few days past the New Moon in Cancer (last Friday), clear of the aggressive Mars – Jupiter square exact last Sunday, and yet the cosmic weather is rapidly continuing to heat up. Expect a building intensity leading up to the Full Moon peak on July 9th (ADT). Why? Because we have three very influential personal planets (Sun, Mercury, Mars) journeying the deeply emotional sign of Cancer, making successive oppositions to Pluto, who is across the way, on the other side of the zodiac, chillin’ at ~18 degrees Capricorn. Pluto; the modern ruler of Scorpio, god of Hades, death, transformation, rebirth, ETC. All the super intense stuff in life.

180° oppositions can be very challenging aspects in astrology – it’s as if the planets involved are having a full on confrontation, a conflict, a tug of war. This creates an enormous amount of tension, which must be wrestled with, integrated, balanced. However, tense aspects in astrology are also stimulants to growth. They are catalysts. They propel us forward. As we head toward the full moon, which will occur as the Sun comes into an exact opposition with Pluto, let’s stretch. Out of our comfort zone. Our souls are hitting up the weights this lunation cycle for some strength training.

Family and commitment-related themes are running strong this week since Cancer and Capricorn are the traditional matriarchal and patriarchal figures of the zodiac. Cancer rules all that is related to your childhood, home, family – and your relationship with your mother figure (or nurturing caregiver) in particular. Maybe it’s not family related though. Maybe there is something that comes up in relation to your roommates, your landlord, or your close-knit community.

Monday eases us into the deep waters with a Mars-Neptune trine which urges us to surrender to the process. Surrender to the journey. Pluto burns away all that is decaying and holding us back in life. Pluto strips our lives of pretense and brings the deepest truth to the surface. Preparing within ourselves a willingness to surrender, will do us well over the next couple of weeks. Allow yourself to enter fully into the present moment while grounding yourself in a realm that transcends time and space. Release and loosen your tight muscles within Neptune’s warm, watery embrace.

Mercury heavily dominates Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s cosmic weather. The planet of thought and communication is BUSY. Anticipate some intense and/or revealing conversations and/or confrontations. Anticipate being the recipient or deliverer of some shocking news, or a long-awaited, difficult message. There could be a conflict. There could be a break-through. There could be both. At any rate, WORDS have an additional CHARGE to them this week. In some way or another, through the vehicle of communication, our close relationships may be on the hot seat this week, or in the frying pan.

As always, these transits have the potential to express themselves all very internally (i.e. you may be primarily struggling with your relationship to yourself), but for many of us, the cosmic weather this week will shine the spotlight on our interactions with others.

On Tuesday, Mercury squares Jupiter and trines Neptune, repeating the aspects that Mars just made. A square to Jupiter prompts exaggeration, obnoxious assertions of opinion, a bubble of “hot air”. A trine to Neptune dissolves conflict  and competitive ego battles that strive to out-argue and out-wit – through forgiveness, compassion, creativity, and spirituality.

On Wednesday, Mercury fuses with Mars through conjunction in Cancer, within close range of their opposition to Pluto (3 degrees orb). Whew! Thought and communication meet self-assertion, anger, and desire in a BIG way. Remember, Cancer is a highly emotional sign with a tendency to be indirect, passive aggressive, or shy, with its communications. Mars wants you to be direct. Assertive. Fearless. Without emotionally blowing it out of proportion, say what you need to say. And listen too, because we all live under the same skies.

As Mercury passes Mars to make the first exact opposition to Pluto on Thursday, it becomes even more crucial to effectively channel those super charged thoughts surging through your brain. Get your body involved as well. That’s always a good way to handle the intensity of Mars and Pluto. MOVE YER BODY. Jump up and down. Dance. Run. Punch your pillow. Twirl. Have sex.

Pluto rules all that is deeply secret and hidden. As it activates the planet of thought and communication, buried knowledge may rise to the surface – or be blasted explosively up through the ground. It could be a messy thing and full of conflict, but it may also be something you share or bring into the public sphere that liberates you and bestows you with a new confidence – or both. One key warning here – guard against gossip. It will come back to bite you.

TGIF, although… on Friday we have the First Quarter Moon. Relationships are again prominently highlighted here. The First Quarter square between the Sun (in Cancer) and the Moon (in Libra) presents a challenge. Something that must be overcome in order to move forward. With Cancer and Libra involved in the First Quarter as Venus (the planet of relationships) in Taurus simultaneously squares the Moon’s Nodes, there could be a struggle between wanting to progress in some area or make a particular decision, while also trying to keep others happy. Strive for a middle ground, a balance, if it is reasonable and healthy to do so, while warding against co-dependence and accepting that you cannot please everyone, and nor can you fix and heal every problem.

ARE WE DONE YET?! Nope. On Saturday, Chiron, our wounded healer figure, goes retrograde. Chiron spends half the year going backward. It’s at the turning points that we may be most aware of Chiron’s work. When Chiron turns retro, his healing work intensifies. At his pivot point, during the time period that Chiron changes direction, he directs his arrow straight toward at that darn wound, pinpointing its location and thus bringing it to our attention. This may not feel great, but graciously, he also leaves clues as to how we can continue to heal. I had a pretty magical Chiron Rx pivot last year which I will share later. If you are nursing wounds over the weekend, be careful of the drive to defensively overcompensate through inauthentic means as Mars and Pluto activate power struggles.

SUNDAY!!! We’ve felt it building throughout the week, but today the Mars-Pluto opposition is exact. Take care of yourselves lovelies. Especially if you are vulnerable to mental health concerns. This is a lot of volatile, intense energy. Again, move your bodies. All forms of exercise and physical movement are really important this week. Our bodies are vessels that absorb so much from our surroundings and manifest our thoughts. If intense emotions like anger or grief surges through your system, find an effective outlet. Like kickboxing. Or doing something active in nature.

The Moon is still moving through Libra on Sunday. Channel that Libran peace, that diplomacy, while obeying Pluto’s orders to get to the root of whatever it is that has come up for you. If you are vulnerable to certain triggers, make sure you are grounded and pull out a tried and trusted self care plan. Heads up that projecting our issues on to other people is a big liability with oppositions, especially when two intense planets are involved.

It may feel like a crisis, like you’re in a major power struggle, but it could also feel like crossing a tipping point into victory, success, breakthrough and freedom. There is a sense of completion that comes with this aspect going exact after so much build up. Maybe you feel like a superhero flying out of a burning building, clearing the danger zone just as it collapses behind you. Just watch out for accidentally burning bridges, especially when it comes to relationships. We still have a Sun-Pluto opposition at the Full Moon waiting for us in a week’s time. Yah! More opportunity for growth!

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Creative Decisions & Determined Action :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for May 29th – June 4th

If last week, which cradled the New Moon in Gemini, was about opening up to multiple possibilities, this week’s theme is about making (and fully committing to) critical decisions and acting on them.

Like Frodo in The Fellowship of the Rings, we are born into certain narratives, particular time/space circumstances, and are handed a set of predetermined factors. That is not to say that we do not have the free will to make choices and shape our life trajectories. I believe life is a mysterious alchemy between fate and freewill. Clearly there are some events and circumstances in life that we have no control over, and yet conversely in other areas of life we appear to be granted full autonomy over the movements of our life’s steering wheel.

As the Saturn-Mars opposition perfects today, we are reminded of the limits on our freewill and our capacity to change our circumstances. Frustration is on high broil and patience is evading our grasp.

And yet as Mars sextiles Uranus tomorrow, we are presented with an opportunity to liberate ourselves from that which chains us to the past, or to our usual way of responding to challenges. On Tuesday we are invited to think (Mars in Gemini) outside the box (Uranus) to come up with creative solutions (Moon in Leo) to seemingly inflexible and oppressive challenges and circumstances – and then to act on these innovative ideas (Uranus in action-oriented Aries).

On Wednesday, Mercury, our thinking mind, forms a supportive trine to Pluto, the planet of transformation. This is a gentle encouragement that yes indeed, we can change tactics, identify new choices, and act on them. Our traditional patterns of behavior always hold the potential for transformation. The Moon moves into Virgo to help us figure out the details and plan ahead for what comes next.

On Thursday the Moon in Virgo squares the Sun in Gemini, presenting us with our First Quarter Moon challenge. Despite the tendency of these two zodiac signs to over-think and over-analyze problems, the square aspect propels us to truly commit to taking action, to following through on our decisions. At the same time Venus in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius, lending her kind support to our efforts to move forward in this new direction, and Mars (still in Gemini) sextiles the North Node in Leo asking you to trust that your new commitments and actions are carrying you forward toward your destiny.

On Friday, Mars squares Chiron in Pisces; forming a T-Square with Mars’ separating opposition to Saturn. There may be some acute discomfort around this time. Making decisions and acting on these decisions in a world of seemingly linear time is not easy – as one path opens up, another must necessarily close. Today there may be a sense that it is too late to turn back. The jump into the unknown has been made, for better or worse. Ward off the second-guessing and insecurities because the cosmic weather on Saturday is spectacular.

On Saturday, Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries, and soon afterward trines the North Node. In the realm of love, self-worth, art and money, there is the possibility for a beautiful (unexpected) breakthrough! You may be taken by surprise that the new direction you chose, that brave decision you made, is working out so wonderfully. Meanwhile the Sun in Gemini trines Jupiter in Libra, and Mars finishes up his work in Gemini as he passes through the critical 29° Anaretic degree. Themes of communication and new information are quite strong today. Your pleasant Venus-Uranus surprise may be related to learning something new, receiving significant news or valuable feedback.

Mars’ journey through the final degree of Gemini lends an urgency to the day – perhaps something important must be communicated. If this feels stressful, don’t overthink it – the Sun’s trine to Jupiter grants success outcomes. On Saturday the Moon (our mood influencer) smiles on all these exciting developments. On Saturday the Moon moves through Libra, the sign of balance and harmony, forming a powerful conjunction with Jupiter and a confident trine with the Sun.

Finally on Sunday Mars enters Cancer and the Sun squares Neptune. There may be some emotional aftershocks in the wake of the past week. There may be a nervous urge to retreat and withdraw. Despite the glow of yesterday, the Sun square Neptune aspect may cast doubt on our choices and our newly defined direction in life. Will this fulfill me? Will this quench the yearning in my soul?

Time will tell. The story continues. A glorious Sagittarius Full Moon on June 9th is the next stop in this lunation cycle.

Image credit: Joel Lee/Wikipedia Commons

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Mercury Stations Direct :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for May 1st – May 7th

 

This week is about spreading your wings and doing a few trials runs. Testing the waters. This week is like a dress rehearsal for the following week which is heavily laden with sizzling cosmic action.

First up, we have the First-Quarter Moon in Leo squaring the Sun in Taurus on Tuesday. This is the mid-way point between new moon beginnings and full moon maturation. This is a day to take a strategic and deliberate step forward, out of your comfort zone. Nothing too risky since we still have Mercury in retrograde, but regardless, this aspect challenges you to step out.

Wednesday afternoon Mercury ends its three week retrograde journey and starts moving forward! Still closely conjunct with Uranus, this is bound to shake life up. If you have been stressed and overwhelmed recently, take some time to ground yourself. If you have felt stuck and stalled lately, then unfurl those sails and prepare to embrace the fast-moving current of change.

Mercury then starts moving Direct through its retrograde shadow with the assistance of the analytical Moon in Virgo on Thursday. What has been revealed to you throughout Mercury’s three week retrograde journey? Now is the time to start utilizing those new insights or life developments.

Three outer planets – Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter – are still retrograde, but the fog has lifted significantly now that Venus and Mercury have gone Direct. Personal planets or luminaries (Venus, Mercury, Mars, Moon, Sun) are closer to the Earth than the outer planets, and their orbit through the zodiac is much faster. Therefore they often have a more obvious daily influence on our lives, and consequently affect us more explicitly than outer planets when they are retrograde.

Throughout the next seven days the moon will transition through the signs of Cancer, Leo, Virgo, and into Libra over the weekend. On Sunday, in the relational sign of Libra, the Moon will tag Venus and Mars through major aspects and then conjunct Jupiter, which loves to expand the energy of any other planet it comes in contact with. This is a day for love and adventure!

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