Sunday, March 30, 2014

Happy New Moon! Happy Treasure Mapping.

 How about a little Spring Serenade to get you in the mood.

We are finally here.   We have been talking about it for months.  The Aries New Moon is now active.
Because you have been following my blog for a long time, you are working on your Treasure Maps right now.   Or if not right this very second then you will try to have done :

Between March 30 (2:44pm EDT) and April 3 (5:03pm EDT )

If you can’t do it in the first 3 days then try to get done before first quarter moon, which is April 7 at 4:30am EDT

If you can’t get it done in by April 7

Then get it done by April 15 3:42am

If you can’t get it done by that date---then skip it this year.

Did you actually read about Aries New Moon?  It is a doozey.   All the more reason to dig in and make your map.  

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Are you cleaning and clearing out like a crazy person? Good.

So here we are at the end of the solar year.   And tomorrow we will be at the end of the lunar month.  For four days we will be at the end of the end ---- As you know on Sunday at 2:45pm EDT will be the New Moon and the beginning of the (real) New Year.

What do we do now?   That's right we clear out the junk.  We clear out the clutter.  We clear out the limiting thoughts.  We clear out the limiting beliefs.    What is the yucky thing in your refrigerator?
Do not take it into the new year.
What is the yucky thing in your InBox?  Do not take it into the new year.
What is the yucky thing in your brain?  ---Write it down.  Write it all down.  And then burn it on Saturday.   Get it out of your life.   Do not take it into the new year.

Here is some music to help move you in your desire to release.

Of course we had to go to Hitchcock and Herrman.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Aries New Moon 2014 Get out the way your life is coming!

Aries New Moon begins on Sunday March 30 at 2:44pm EDT.

This is not regular 28 day Aries lunar cycle.  God no.
It is a big ass cycle.   It is arguably one of the most powerful Aries New Moon of the century.  Yeah, read that twice,  
And  of course you all will be working on your Treasure Maps because you want to make the most of this powerful cycle.    Set your clock and put Treasure Map on your calendar.    You will find my whole article HERE.   But I have a snippet of the piece below.  Go to link for whole write up. And I've given you a big ol' song to get your juices going. 

The Big One
This New Moon has the Sun and Moon at 10 degrees Aries in conjunction (on top of) Uranus.  And all three are in harsh aspect to Pluto and Jupiter.   This chart is no day in the country.  The pressures will be strong but they are not pushing us willy-nilly, they only want one thing —Growth!  And not easy simple growth, they are pushing for the big ass growth, the kind that presses every button in our soul.   Remember, the New Moon by itself is a birth.  Every month we have a new moon that starts a new 28-day cycle.   And with Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, the birth is fiery, robust and strong enough to propel the energy not just for 28 days but for the whole year.  And that is a regular Aries new moon.  This year we have Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter in the mix!    Obviously, we are double downing on change and evolution and beliefs and they are all playing with Aries matches!   Kaboom.

Uranus is THE planet of revolution.   He walks into the joint and turns the tables upside down   He is restless and a wee bit destructive but he is also brilliant.   If we didn’t have Uranus I would be writing this report on papyrus with pomegranate juice and handing it out to about three people.     Uranus speaks to society and speaks of computers, cyber and new technology. Uranus is also super odd, he lives to be weird and unusual.   During these 28 days you need to ask where are you feeling the need to change and overhaul? Where is your revolution?  Where do you need to be weird?  What is going on with new technology?  Where are the tables being turned over?  What does the chaotic energy tell you?    What are dust ups telling you about your life?

With Pluto the energy is about evolution.   Pluto is about deep and profound changes.   Going up against the Sun and Moon in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn wants everything to slow, slow, slow, down.   He wants the status quo to remain the same.   He speaks of big business.  How funny is it that after the economy crashed the people still with all the money are banks?  How perfectly Capricorn. 
But still Pluto speaks of evolution not revolution.   Changes need to be made deep in our cells, deep in our DNA.    Pluto knows that if you don’t make the changes deep in your psyche then everything else is just a geographic----meaning a move with no real difference.  If you do not address ‘deep seated fear’ or ‘guilt’ or ‘self worth’ then nothing will really happen.  And of course the lame part of Capricorn spends a lot of time in pretense and staying high above ‘the rest’ and that pisses off Aries who yells “Fraud” or worst, “Zombie”.   For 28 days we will need to finesse this energy.   Only you will know where you are living a fraud.  Only you will know where you let comfort with status quo stop you for going for the real enriched robust life that you really want.  Only you know where you are letting fear stop real evolution.   Only you know where guilt and self worth issues keep you small. 

Then there is Jupiter in Cancer –on one hand Jupiter in Cancer speaks to our emotions and our intuition.  What do we just ‘know’ when we walk into a room?  What do our roots (Cancer) tell us about who we are today?  Are they working for us?  How are emotions moving us?   On another level the changes you need to make will undoubtedly be connected to your beliefs (Jupiter) and with this harsh aspect beliefs that no longer serve will be up your grill.  For example, if you believe “All rich people are ______.”  And if that line is filled with a very negative word---then why on earth would the universe give you any monetary success?  Perhaps that belief or some other belief is left over from childhood (Cancer).   Is it serving you?  What about other opinions?  How many of them are rooted in childhood experience?  Also, Jupiter in Cancer is very tribal and very clannish.  My family, my block, my tribe---as cozy as we feel about our peeps it is also limiting and cloying.  You miss a whole wonderful world or opportunity if you insist on staying on your block with your peeps.  Consider being like Dorothy—perhaps a Uranus tornado will pick you up and take you on an adventure.  How will you get through it?  You will remember that your ‘home’ is inside you and all you have to do is click your heels.  

As you can see that is a whole lot of energy pushing for change.    And if we just had that chart I would say,  “phew!”  But wait there is more…

Treasure Maps!

One week from today I expect all of you to be deep into making your treasure maps.
The TM window opens up on March 30th (2:44pm EDT) with the Aries New Moon.     This year's treasure map is aruably one of the most potent Aries New Moon of the century so this would be THE year to make a map.   You can read about New Moon HERE.

For those who don't know about Treasure Maps, here is your cheat sheet.

Buz Myers
A special thank you to Buz Myers who introduced me to Treasure Maps in the Spring of 1996.  That year I made my first map with my two friends Ann and Margaret.  Two months later I met the man who would become my husband who looked very similar to the ‘guy’ I put on my map. 18 years later we are still trucking through life together with great joy.   I am forever indebted to Buz a magnificent astrologer and teacher.  Blessing to you, Buz.  –Tracy


A treasure map is a collage made of photos, magazines pictures, words, affirmations, pieces of things that make sense to you.  You put these images on a foam core board or just cardboard or just something strong that can handle the put them all together so you can look at will be a MAP of what you want for the coming year.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "What do I want for the coming year?"

Exactly what it says. Do you want a new house, a new job, a larger income, a new living room, better health, stronger marriage, reconnect with people, a bigger family, a bigger community? Do you want to write your book? Do you want a new car? What is it you want?

Do you even know what you want? If you are like many of us, you are so busy running around, taking care of everyone else that you might not have a fig of an idea what you want for your new year...that is the beauty of this process. You must sit down and figure it out...give yourself this time to do it. Be just that selfish and dare to dream.

Why do we do it now and not January?

Treasure Maps are made during the Aries new moon. Aries new moon change from year to year and this year, 2014 it will take place on March 30 at 2:44pm EDT

The maps are made on Aries new moon, because that is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is when you plant your seeds. It is the real beginning of the New Year. It should not be confused with the first day of spring, which was on March 20.   New moon means the sun and moon are in the same degree. For those who don't know much about astrology (which is totally okay) Aries is the sign of SIGHT. So, that's why it is so important to have pictures of what you want. You need to visualize it. Or if you don't do photos/pictures.. Put up words. It is just important for you to SEE THEM.

So, I'm going to be busy on  March 30 can I start it before the 30th?


Do I have to buy a bunch of magazines, I'm broke, can I just borrow some old ones from friends

Personally, when I started my treasure maps I always did them with fresh new magazines. And in the old days, (not married, no children) I spent a lot of dough on them because I wanted lots of choices. But with time, I now only get a few magazines. I never borrowed magazines from friends however I know that there are people who did it in previous years and they were happy with their results. So, it really is your call. But if you do borrow them make sure they are put away until March 30th so they are fresh to you on that date.  And of course downloading photos from the internet is very helpful.

What if I don't want magazine photos, can I just use my own pictures.. like my husband, my baby etc?

Sure. I usually scanned or color xeroxed them so that I would not wreck my originals.

You can also paint what you want. Again it is your call.

Do I only focus on things?

Heck no! I would also encourage you to focus on  Affirmations like “I’m abundant” or “I am always feeling loved” “My health is vibrant.” “My partner and I are always growing closer.”

Is there any pattern I have to use when I put the photos or the words on my board?

No you can do it anyway you want.

I will say that in previous years my friends and I used to use the feng shui baguas for my pattern. Basically I would break up the board into 9 areas. A grid like this:


7-self-knowledge (and travel)
9-helpful people and angels.

If you use the feng shui baguas, you will naturally cover most all areas of your you can see it is all represented. But again, you don’t have to do it that way.  Some people have even made round boards.  

Can I build a cyber map?
Many mappers are more comfortable with cyber maps, which are always on their computer.
And they have had success.   Again, it is your call, do what your heart calls you to do.

How much time do I have to build my map?

Ideally you should build your map during the new phase of Aries, which this year would be between:

March 30 (2:44pm EDT) and April 3 (5:03am EDT )

If you can’t do it in the first 3 days then try to get done before first quarter moon, which is April 7 at 4:30am EDT

If you can’t get it done in by April 7

Then get it done by April 15 3:42am

If you can’t get it done by that date---then skip it this year.

Do I have to do it alone or can I do it with friends?

You can do it either way. I build mine with my 2 other friends. We are like family and it felt so right to do it with them. We started them together. I know that there are several people who have little parties where they invite those close to them over. I will say this, it is a lot of fun to do maps with friends--we would all pass around the magazines.. "Hey, I found a great beach bungalow does anyone need a beach vacation? Or it would be, "I have got to lose 10 pounds, any ideas what I should put on my map?" and low and behold someone will come up with a good suggestion.

Do i have to finish it all at one sitting?

No. Often I used to cut my stuff out with my friends. Maybe glue a little thing here or there and then take it home and finish it over the course of a day or two.

Can my kids do it with me?

Yes! It is great for them to focus and think about what they want. Have them build their own maps. They also might give you their thoughts about what they think you should have in your life. Helps them to think beyond them, right?

Does it work?


Okay. I don't want to sound like a spoilsport but I’m just not interested in building a collage, can I do something else?

Sure you can take a nice piece of orange paper and write down wishes or affirmations during Treasure Map time. My wishes can sometimes feel like prayers and they are much broader in my desires. But I will say this, I felt like I needed to switch to 'less is more' after several years of mapping. So, I had a lot under my belt. I would encourage newcomers to make the actual maps. But if you really don't feel the call then just write your desires down. I like orange paper. So, vibrant. So Aries.

Is it ok to have things continue over to the next year? Long-term, ongoing stuff that has progressed but needs to continue to progress?

Yes. Of course. But with a small caveat. My experience after doing these for years is that when something really takes time and doesn't gel in the first year then there is something still not right yet. It might be something you are aware one cyber friend shifted from her map from year one to year two by focusing on less things. That kind of energy is really important. What I mean.. is it is NOT important to put up less. It is important  to go into your gut and say what do I REALLY WANT.

You may need to shift something about your long range goals. My sense is that they need a wee bit refining or broadening. Just a thought. But definitely don't give up on the dream.

I'm really excited is there anything I can do now before Treasure Map to help my map?

Yes, yes, yes.... I said this in previous years and I'll remind everyone now. The period just before the Treasure Map is called the balsamic phase. Which is the end of the moon's phase. This is the phase when we get rid of stuff. Get rid of clutter. Get rid of things that are bugging us. Get rid of ick. Try if you can to clear some space in your life so you can be ready for the treasure map. Remember, Einstein said, "NO TWO THINGS CAN OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE." Read that several times... now ask yourself, do I have space in my house, my family, my brain, my time, my life in general for more? If the answer is no. Then start housecleaning!

Clear out the stuff between now and March 30. Now do you understand why it is important not to start your map before the new time?

By the way, I personally don't buy any of my supplies before the New starts. But I know some of you can't do if you must buy before. Put it aside and don't touch it until the new. Don't thumb through magazines. Leave it all be.

Good luck and dream big!

Friday, March 21, 2014

The next 8 Days....

The Week Ahead.  

On Saturday we move into last quarter moon where we do our final push on the seeds we planted back on New Moon (March 1).   

On Sunday the Moon moves into Capricorn and of course it activates the Clusterf$%k. Blech. 
As you know we watch what unfolds during the Cluster period to get an idea what we are learning during next month’s Cardinal Crosses centered (April 20-23.)  

Here’s the time frame for this weeks’ Cardinal moon.
3/23:Sunday Moon enters Capricorn 4:03pm EDT
3/23:Sunday Moon square Sun 9:46pm EDT
3/24:Monday Moon oppose Jupiter 10:44am EDT
3/24:Monday Moon Square Uranus  12:26pm EDT
3/24:Monday Moon conjunct Pluto 2:57pm EDT
3/25:TuesdayMoon square Mars 8:35am EDT

Then on Thursday March 27---it is balsamic.
Oh, nelly—we release we release and then we go back and release again. And we do all that releasing so we can be ready for Sunday and the Aries New Moon, Our Treasure Maps and a wild year.  

Last Quarter Moon Phase
Sunday March 23
(9:46 pm) EDT

Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living  “The serenity prayer

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.

Focus on:
What actions can you take that speak to your place in the greater world?  If you have been hiding in a kitchen or in a cubicle-- why?   No more questions just percolate on those two.

Special focus:
3/26: Mercury/Jupiter sparks of good talks.  Brainstorming breakthroughs in thinking.  

Balsamic Moon Phase
March 27
6:28am EDT  

Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new. 

Focus on   We release our group of friends.   We release our like mindedness with others.  It is not forever but release it for these 3.5 days.     

Special focus:
3/28: Mercury/Pluto deep thinking is productive and strategic.  Helpful thoughts and communications.