Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Libra Full Moon April 7, 7:34pm PDT



Libra Full Moon
April 7, 7:34pm PDT 

18 Libra 43 

With astrology, as in many things, nothing happens in a vacuum.  Today’s Libra Full moon is not just a fun little full moon landing on our shores ready to serve.  Instead it arrives about 8 hours after Mars exact square with Uranus.    Mars the fighter has met its match with Uranus the rebel.   Mars never met a fight it didn’t like and Uranus is such a cuckoo player that he is impossible to track, even if Mars thinks he’s got Uranus in his sights, Uranus will do something out of the blue.    These two warriors are generating an abruptness in the air that is very agitating.    And all of that in a pandemic.    Okie Dokey. 

If there have been sparks of late and even today, we may benefit by tonight’s Libra Full Moon.   Libra ask the questions:  
What is fair? 
Where do I need negotiation?
What is balanced? 
Where are you?  Where am I?  What’s the space in between?  

Libra air sign can speak to getting ‘air’ from a person, a situation, an argument or a feeling.  
Venus the ruling planet of Libra is well aspected with Saturn and Mars and we should come up with some solution that gives us the space we need to find balance.  It could be a conversation (Venus in Gemini) or a walk (Mars likes action) or it could be an online lecture/pod cast (Aquarius) that helps give us the ‘air’ to breathe through whatever is going on.     Poke around, find something to help or reach out to a friend.    Libra knows there needs to be something on the other side of ‘me’ to help us get through any bumps.  

We continue to be in a bumpy period since Jupiter is still on top of Pluto stirring up our philosophies, judgement, opinions.  Some of us will consider if the big picture ideas that we hold need an evolution?   Our power (Pluto) is open for big (Jupiter)  practical changes.   For more information on where this evolution is focused, look to see where 24/25 degrees of Capricorn is in your chart.  That house is up for change.   If you don’t know your chart you probably already have a good feeling where your practical side is being challenged like a three-legged dog running a marathon.    This Jupiter/Pluto aspect will be with us most of the year and we will get new information at various times.  With this Libra full moon, ask how are you being informed by your significant relationship/partner(s) that there needs to be a change?     It starts with a thought and a conversation which is the domain of Venus in Gemini who is helpful during this full moon.   


The full moon lasts until April 11 1:05am PDT 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Jupiter conjunct Pluto: April 4 -- Steroids and flashlight

  




Jupiter conjunct Pluto 
April 4 7:44pm PDT 

When historians of astrology look back on Covid 19 and the economic ramifications they will point to: 
January 10 Solar Eclipse 
January 12 Saturn conjunct Pluto 
April 4 Jupiter conjunct Pluto 
Mars transiting Capricorn 


As we indicated in previous reports Jupiter was in Capricorn in 2008 when the economy crashed.   Jupiter struggles in Capricorn (its fall) because its bigness is so big and Capricorn is so constricted and reserve.  Imagine the biggest personality you know and now put him/her in a restricted environment.  Hard to get them to be productive and not just throw plates against a wall.    So, Jupiter brings his bigness to restriction, thus a crash in markets.  We had it in 2008. Since December Jupiter has been grinding its way to Pluto and we have seen a volatility to the market as extremes as Jupiter is big.   Pluto is a planet of death and rebirth, power, corruption, evolution (and viruses btw) and in Capricorn which connects to social order and status, government, big business and systems.   Cracks in the system are there for everyone to see since Jupiter has been bringing its huge flashlight and steroids.  Now as it heads to April 4 it has a little more energy because Saturn left Capricorn last week and Jupiter is heading to Pluto without a minder putting a thumb on him.  We should prepare for perhaps a bit of relief,  but we would be also wise to prepare for a compounding of the dystopic landscape we are already experiencing.   Big death, Big cracks, Big weaknesses.   Once we get past the conjunction Jupiter will continue on its merry way  until it retrogrades and hits Pluto again June 30 and Nov 12.  In meantime we slog out Mars getting into a tussle with Uranus (separate post).     On May 15 Jupiter retrogrades until September 13.   We may see a revisit of issues from now presenting again in summer and early fall.   However, at that time we will have all our eyes on Mars retrograde in Aries where the pirate/warrior will be up everyone’s grill.   Arghh. 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Astrology This Week ; March 30 Week






Astrology of The Week 

Here on planet Covoid 19 we remain in our houses practicing social distancing and of course leaning into Saturn in Aquarius and all his isolation—but that’s why god created Zoom.  It is so perfect for this ERA.  

We have moved out of the New Phase of Aries and are in the Crescent moon.   For those people who still haven’t gotten their Treasure Map made you still have time!  Please do it. 

This week we have more bumpy planetary action. 
Mars leaves Capricorn and into Aquarius on Monday(12:43pm PDT) and then immediately conjuncts Saturn on Tuesday (11:31am PDT).   Testiness will be acute.  Cyber crisis probably also in the mix along with all the Covid 19 issues.   Saturn is the planet of timing and Mars may accelerate timelines.   Cyber meetings kicking up no doubt.   Demand on the cloud might be problematic.   

We move into First Quarter Moon on Wednesday with accent on family and on feelings.  Perhaps there is a peeling down to a new feeling inside us that has been out of view for awhile.   

This week prepares us for the weekend where on April 4 which is loaded down with Jupiter/Pluto aspect and then Mars/Uranus the following week on the 7th .   Let’s get this week figured out and then we’ll tackle next week.   

Be safe.   Stay home.  


Crescent Moon Phase
March 28, 5:18am PDT


Focus on: What are you learning about finances?  What are you learning about your values?  What are you learning about practicality?  What are you learning about building something slow and steady?  


Special Focus

3/28: Venus trine pluto.  Transformation.  Values, love, money get a new path.   A practical approach creates a more abundant path as long as something is released.  
3/30:  Mars enters Aquarius 
3/31: Mars conjunct Saturn.  A new energy to structure.  New buildings, projects, focused energy.   Any loss gets a new warrior.   


First Quarter Moon 
April 1, 2020 3:31am PDT   
11:57 am PST 

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that speak to your family?  What actions are taking that speak to your feelings?  What action are you taking that speak to harnessing your emotions?  

Special Focus:
4/3: Venus enters Gemini
4/3 Mercury conjunct Neptune: Soft, muted, fuzzy thinking.  Conversation very fuzzy.  Faith and spirituality are welcomed but not delusions.     
4/4: Venus trine Saturn.  Love, money, values get structures that work.   Commitments to values is accented.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Treasure Map Time is HERE!




Friends,
On March 24 at
2:28am EDT
3:28am MDT
4:28am CDT
5:28am EDT
9:28am GMT
We launch the New Year (lunar) with the Aries New Moon.     At that time we will launch our Treasure Maps.  I am hoping you have taken the last few weeks to clean your house, dust, declutter, and your car and I hope you cleaned your brains of beliefs, judgements about self that don't serve.  We want our slate to be as clean as possible when it comes time to launch the Maps.  
If you realize on New Moon that you still have some piles, that's okay, clean them up quickly so you can feel the reward of a completing a task --and clearing out clutter.  



If you have never done a Treasure Map  --here's what they are about:

What is a Treasure Map? Come here for all the data.

WHAT IS A TREASURE MAP? 
In Spring of 1996, astrologer and teacher Robert Buz Myers (whom I miss very much) asked all his students to make a Treasure Map for the Aries New Moon. I was fortunate to have been a participant in the process and it was an extraordinary experience. I have been sharing this process for 20+ years.

A treasure map is a collage of photos, pictures, words, pieces of things that make sense to you. Whatever you want, you put them on cardboard and this acts similar to a vision board. This board will be your MAP of what you want for the coming year. It is your call out to the Universe. This is your Treasure Map.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "What do I want for the coming year?"
Exactly what it says. Do you want a new house, 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 in Spring and not January?
Treasure Maps are made during the Aries new moon. Aries new moon change from year to year and this year, it will take place on March 24 at 2:28am PDT. 
They 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 is 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.
Note--you do not need to know or understand astrology to do a map.  If however you would like to read about this particular Aries New Moon you can go to my article HERE.


So, I'm going to be busy on March 24th can I start it before the 24th?
NO. 

Do I have to buy a bunch of magazines, I'm broke, can I just borrow some old ones from friends
UPDATE RE: Corona Virus
Because most of us are sheltering in place--go ahead and use magazines sitting around your house.  Or download images.  Print them.  Or Make a cyber one.  

This is the process under normal circumstances:
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 ended up only getting 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 24th so they are fresh to you on that date.

What if I don't want magazine photos, can I just use my own pictures.. like my husband, my family etc?
Sure. You can print up photos. You can also use images from pininterest, etc. You can draw and paint, this is you MAP. Do what your instincts call you to do.



Do I only focus on things? 
Heck no! I would also encourage you to focus on beliefs and experiences. 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 the feng shui baguas for pattern. Basically I would break up the board into 9 areas. A grid like this:
123
456
789
1-abundance
2-fame/reputation
3-relationship
4-family
5-health
6-creativity
7-self-knowledge (and travel)
8-work
9-helpful people and angels.
To get more clarity on the baguas go HERE. https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g…
If you use the feng shui baguas, you will naturally cover most areas of your life. As you can see it is all represented there. 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 tells 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 new moon which would take you from the March 24 until Crescent moon March 28 (5:18am PDT) But if you need more time, you can give yourself up until Full Moon (April 7  7:35pm PDT). I  encourage people to do it in the beginning but I don’t want people to be pressured so if you need the whole waxing moon you can use it. If you find yourself having not done your map and it is full moon, then skip it and do a map next year in 2021.

Do I have to do it alone or can I do it with friends?
You can do it either way. I have built 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. It is a lot of fun to do them with others--..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?
Yep.

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. At times I felt like I needed to switch to 'less is more' after several years of mapping. However 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. It might be something you are aware of or you might not be aware of a hurdle.
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. And remember sometimes desires may need a physical move. For example one mapper had a baby on her map for a couple of years it was not until she and her husband moved that the baby arrived. Perhaps the baby needed a new community, a new energy to land in? Same with jobs? Or meeting a partner? Just might need to be in another city. If you are feeling drawn to a move it might be for a bigger reason. Just sayin’

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. 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 time, my life in general and my brain for more? If the answer is no. Then start housecleaning! 
Clear out the stuff between now and March 24th.  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 that and if you must buy before please put aside and don't touch it until the new. Don't thumb through magazines. Leave it all be. 
Good luck and dream big!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Aries New Moon -- Survival



Aries New Moon launches March 24, 2020 2:28am PDT

This is an extraordinary time.   It is important for us to connect to our source and find guidance.  This is not just for the 29 day lunar month but this speaks also to the lunar year which launches with this New Moon.

Take time to connect deep, it lies within you.

You will find my article HERE.

And make a Treasure Map, it will tell you something about your needs.



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Saturn in Aquarius. New Work - March 21




Saturn in Aquarius 

Written February 23, 2020 

March 21(8:58pm PDT):  Saturn enters Aquarius 
May 11 (2:58pm PDT):  Saturn retrograde (1 Aquarius 57)
July 1 (4:37 PDT):   Saturn re-enters Aquarius
Sept 28 (10:11pm PDT):   Saturn station direct  - 25 Capricorn 20
Dec 16 (9:04pm PST):  Saturn re-enters Aquarius 
Dec 21 (10:20am PST):  Jupiter conjunct Saturn at  0 Aquarius 29


As we have discussed in previous reports, Jupiter and Saturn will form a conjunction in December.  The conjunction is in Aquarius setting off a new cycle for the next two hundred years where the two planets will only connect in air signs.    Since 1802 until now all the Jupiter Saturn conjunctions have been in earth sign, except for one 1981.  These conjunctions speak to the world moving from an agrarian society to industrial.   Now we begin a fundamental shift in air matters.  We had preview of the air energy when the two planets conjunct in 1981 in Libra which arguably helped set off The Internet/Computers and new technology.   It is not ironic that the foreshadow of air sign conjunctions was in Libra the sign of relationships and now forty years later we are all in relationship with our phone?    We will be heading into this new world in December which will be both subtle and obvious and profound.  More will be revealed in the coming months but in the meantime, Saturn begins its own two-year journey in Aquarius on March 21.   The last time Saturn was in Aquarius was 1991 – 1993 and before that 1962-1964 and the time before that was 1931-1934.    Saturn which is the planet of rules and status quo is quite topsy turvy when it is in iconoclastic Aquarius.   Who is on top is subject to change.  And as we discussed new technology and humanity are Aquarius calling cards.  We should expect a new level of seriousness and work in both areas.     

Updated March 18, 2020 
I posted to some friends a week ago when we started to hear about ‘social distancing’ that it was perfect for Saturn in Aquarius.   Saturn is the planet of restrictions and Aquarius speaks to humanity and society.   I hope to god we do not have to spend the entire 2 ½ year in quarantine but I do know that our cyber connections will strengthen and be hard working for us during Saturn in Aquarius.  We will share skills with one another.  At the same time any weaknesses in community will also be revealed.   If there are any weaknesses in The Internet and technology we will see those problems and have to process our way  to solutions.    

Saturn has begun its long conversation (fight-square) with Uranus in Taurus and although we started to see manifestations of the tension when Saturn hit the last degrees of Capricorn we should anticipate more trouble when it moves into Aquarius.   Money and economy is all about this aspect and it has been rough.    There will be three squares in 2021 (Feb 14, June 14, Dec 24).   As we head through 2020 we will build to the square.  More money issues and stresses will be pronounced.   Taurus also speaks to our values.  Uranus will upset the apple cart so that we can find our values.  Saturn who likes everyone to stay in their lanes and uphold the status quo is not so -status quo-ish in Aquarius.   Saturn will, without a doubt take things away to help usuncover the answer to the question:  What are people’s values?      

In order to understand to the latest Saturn transit in Aquarius I have gone to timelines and pulled out some Aquarian/brilliant/ techy/community/humanity/ Work/Struggles/ Saturn-y facts.  You may want to search these years on your own as well but here are snippets: 

Saturn in was in Aquarius 1932-1935 – FDR  gave weekly ‘fireside’ chats via radio.   Radio of course being new technology.    Civilian Conservation Corps (how perfect Saturn) is authorized and provided work for three million men for nine years. Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. The world’s fair opens in Chicago celebrating a “Century of Progress” .   An engineer in Oklahoma discovers radio waves emanating from the Milky Way—Karl Janksy becomes the “Father of Radio”     
At the same time, Fascism, Nazism gains followers. 
In 1933 Hitler is elected chancellor.  He also announces a state sponsored “People’s Car” – Volkswagen.


Saturn was in Aquarius 1962-1964 
Gary Powers CIA pilot of a high tech spy plane that was shot down two years earlier is exchanged for a Soviet Spy.   
First Lady Jackie Kennedy gives a televised tour of the White House. 
Space race reaches a new bar when astronaut John Glen circles earth three times 
World’s Fair in Seattle, theme “Space Exploration”.
Three thousand troops quell riots allowing the first black student, James Meredith to enter the University of Mississippi.   
The Cuban Missle Crises begin in response to Soviet Union building offense missiles in Cuba.  
US, USSR & UK agree to limited nuclear test-ban on nuclear testing above ground. 
MLK gives his ‘I have a dream” speech at Lincoln Memorial.   
JFK is assassinated in Dallas TX. 
Beatles arrive in the USA bringing Beatlemania 

Saturn was in Aquarius 1991 – 1993 
Intel ships the first Pentium chips revolutionizing the processing of computers around the world. 
The phrase “Surfing the Internet” is popularized.  
World Trade Center is bombed by Islamic terrorists.  
Rodney King Trial Verdict sets off riots in Los Angeles and other major cities
January NAFTA goes into effect creating a trade zone between Canada, US and Mexico 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Mercury Direct



Mercury Dates: 

2/16  Mercury stationed retrograde at 12 Pisces 53.  
3 /4: Mercury re-enters Aquarius 
3/9:    Mercury station direct 28 Aquarius
3/16:  Mercury re-enters Pisces 
3/29: Mercury shadow ends 

Shortly after the Virgo Full Moon launches, Mercury will station direct on March 9 (8:49pm PDT).   Only God in his infinite wisdom knows why he chose to get Mercury flying straight AFTER the full moon and not before.   Alas, perhaps any bumps that come up in the full moon are to inform our brains we still need to be brilliant to find our solutions.  In other words, the same old, same old may feel 'off'. 

Questions to ask with Mercury stationing direct at 28 Aquarius.  

What did our emotions tell us about areas that need fixing? 
How did we process our emotions?  
Were we stuck?  Or were we over flowing?   
Did we consider any new approaches to any issue?   
What did we break?   Did it need breaking?   
What did we learn through confusion? 
How has prayer and meditation helped us as we navigate unknown territory?  

How have we learned that our emotions connect to something deeper?   

When Mercury crosses back into Pisces we will perhaps see the questions above with more focus.    And by the time we get to March 29 a whole lot more clarity may come into play about the last six weeks in general.  Yay to clarity wherever we can find it!    

Virgo Full Moon. March 9






Virgo Full Moon
March 9
10:47am PDT 

In the middle of a crazy pandemic we get a Virgo Full Moon.  Sure, why not?   It’s kind of perfect.   
Virgo loves to clean, clean and clean.   It loves a fat To-Do list and the satisfaction of crossing off each task once completed.   One can assume that this full moon will activate a lot of people to put their list of needs together in the event that the virus spreads and approaches their town.   For sure.     

For those who are not focused on virus matters they, too, will still be feeling the desire to clean and organize and ditch stuff.   Virgo can’t stand clutter.    Everything needs a place and Virgo will find that place –come hell or high water.     Of course, Virgo Full moon also activates insecurities and second guessing, which is fine because maybe the answer to lacking confidence is to clean up our act.   Perfect Virgo.     

There is a challenge in the chart because of a fuzzy factor beyond the obvious Pisces Sun component.    On the full moon chart, Neptune the god of fuzz is on top of the Sun and opposing the moon challenging any good warrior with a To-Do list in hand.  “Wait I thought I was supposed to ____ and now I have to ______. Argh.”    During the three-day phase, we need to be quick on our feet and pivot when anything we are doing hits a wall.   Remember, Neptune god of the seas can dissolve things it touches like waves lapping on sandcastles.   So, for sure, best laid plans can go awry during the three- day full moon.    Perhaps the best gift of the moon is learning to pivot.  

During the full moon, it is best to keep our head in some good old data and be our own best servant.   “Are we taking good care of our bodies?”  asks the Virgo full moon.  What do the facts tell me?   Blood pressure, dental work,  weight on a scale?   What are the deails?    With or without a virus we should look at our physicality and consider ways to improve it during Virgo Full moon.  

Virgo rules our calendar and our schedule.  Are we doing daily activity that speaks to bringing peace and harmony in our lives (Pisces)?   How are we being humanitarian with others and self?  How are we incorporating best practices versus getting lost in ‘perfection’ (Virgo)?  

Also, Neptune brings out synchronicity and coincidences.   A chance encounter, a moment that seems random, a thought that percolates up could be a message from your higher self.  There is power in finding a quiet space to process bigger meanings.   

The chart also has some nice aspects with Mars, Jupiter & Pluto so in many ways we should have satisfying experiences during the full moon where we are doing lots of actions (Mars) that connect to our psyche (Pluto) and are philosophically in sync (Jupiter) with our schedule and calendar.   What is the bigger picture in how we spend our days?  How many hours (Virgo) are spent in sync with our values? 

Mercury who rules Virgo is retrograde in Aquarius at the time of the new moon. It is interesting that a few hours after full moon launches Mercury turns direct.  Apparently, god in his infinite wisdom did not want to give us the full moon chart with a straight flying Mercury.   Thus, a bit more fuzz however it is in the sign Aquarius which is constantly looking for ways to do something new, innovative and brilliant.     Perhaps we need the power of the full moon with a retro Mercury to to help us navigate our own ingenuity?    We will ring out the last degrees of brilliance in our lives says this full moon, even if we can’t see it.  “Trust me” says Pisces.   Once again, get quiet, get reflective and tell spirit, “Thank you.”  

A couple of shout outs.   First Happy Purim 

And second, we are approaching our Treasure Map launch.    Take this full moon to begin cleaning like a crazy person.   I’m watching you! 

Just A Couple Weeks Until YOUR Treasure Map! Get Cleaning




Friends,
On March 24 at
2:28am EDT
3:28am MDT
4:28am CDT
5:28am EDT
9:28am GMT
We launch the New Year (lunar) with the Aries New Moon.     At that time we will launch our Treasure Maps.  Between now and March 24 we need to clear out our clutter, clean our houses, clean our cars and clean our brains of beliefs, judgements about self that don't serve.  We want our slate to be as clean as possible when it comes time to launch the Maps.    If you have never done a Treasure Map  --here's what they are about:

What is a Treasure Map? Come here for all the data.

WHAT IS A TREASURE MAP? 
In Spring of 1996, astrologer and teacher Robert Buz Myers (whom I miss very much) asked all his students to make a Treasure Map for the Aries New Moon. I was fortunate to have been a participant in the process and it was an extraordinary experience. I have been sharing this process for 20+ years.

A treasure map is a collage of photos, pictures, words, pieces of things that make sense to you. Whatever you want, you put them on cardboard and this acts similar to a vision board. This board will be your MAP of what you want for the coming year. It is your call out to the Universe. This is your Treasure Map.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "What do I want for the coming year?"
Exactly what it says. Do you want a new house, 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 in Spring and not January?
Treasure Maps are made during the Aries new moon. Aries new moon change from year to year and this year, it will take place on March 24 at 2:28am PDT. 
They 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 is 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 24th can I start it before the 24th?
NO. 

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 ended up only getting 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 24th so they are fresh to you on that date.

What if I don't want magazine photos, can I just use my own pictures.. like my husband, my family etc?
Sure. You can print up photos. You can also use images from pininterest, etc. You can draw and paint, this is you MAP. Do what your instincts call you to do.

Do I only focus on things? 
Heck no! I would also encourage you to focus on beliefs and experiences. 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 the feng shui baguas for pattern. Basically I would break up the board into 9 areas. A grid like this:
123
456
789
1-abundance
2-fame/reputation
3-relationship
4-family
5-health
6-creativity
7-self-knowledge (and travel)
8-work
9-helpful people and angels.
To get more clarity on the baguas go HERE. https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g…
If you use the feng shui baguas, you will naturally cover most areas of your life. As you can see it is all represented there. 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 tells 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 new moon which would take you from the March 24 until Crescent moon March 28 (5:18am PDT) But if you need more time, you can give yourself up until Full Moon (April 7  7:35pm PDT). I  encourage people to do it in the beginning but I don’t want people to be pressured so if you need the whole waxing moon you can use it. If you find yourself having not done your map and it is full moon, then skip it and do a map next year in 2021.

Do I have to do it alone or can I do it with friends?
You can do it either way. I have built 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. It is a lot of fun to do them with others--..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?
Yep.

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. At times I felt like I needed to switch to 'less is more' after several years of mapping. However 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. It might be something you are aware of or you might not be aware of a hurdle.
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. And remember sometimes desires may need a physical move. For example one mapper had a baby on her map for a couple of years it was not until she and her husband moved that the baby arrived. Perhaps the baby needed a new community, a new energy to land in? Same with jobs? Or meeting a partner? Just might need to be in another city. If you are feeling drawn to a move it might be for a bigger reason. Just sayin’

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. 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 time, my life in general and my brain for more? If the answer is no. Then start housecleaning! 
Clear out the stuff between now and March 24th.  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 that and if you must buy before please put aside and don't touch it until the new. Don't thumb through magazines. Leave it all be. 
Good luck and dream big!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Pisces New Moon: Feb 23



Pisces New Moon 
4 Pisces 29  
February 23, 2020 
7:31 AM PST 


The Pisces New Moon has launched today.

HERE we go into the final lunar month of the lunar year.  Be kind.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This Week in Astrology Feb 16



We are in Last Quarter Moon Phase


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 are you taking that end stuff?  What actions are you taking that support rebirth?  Where do you need the power of renewal and how are you cutting out and ending to get it?  What actions need black and white perspective?   


Special Focus:
2/16: Mars enters Capricorn
2/16: Mercury retrograde 12 Pisces 4:54pm  (see above)
2/18: Sun enters Pisces
Balsamic Moon Phase

February 19, 2020 
7:44am PST   

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


Focus on How are you releasing your snobbiness?  How are you releasing, “I’m better”?  How are you releasing your workaholicism?  

Special Focus:

2/21: Mars trine Uranus.  Brilliant, dynamic think, brainstorms, actions based on new ideas that are constructive, rewarding.  


Pisces New Moon  Feb 23, 2020  2:28am PST   

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mercury Retrograde





Mercury Retrograde
February 16 4:53pm PST

DATES:
2/1:   Mercury shadow 
2/16: Mercury stations retrograde 12 Pisces 53 
3/9:    Mercury station direct 28 Aquarius
3/29: Mercury shadow ends 

All the Mercury retrogrades in 2020 will take place in water signs however, only the second retrograde in June is entirely in water (Cancer).  The other two end their retrograde in air signs.   This one starts in Pisces and ends in Aquarius.   Mercury is the intellectual planet and is a bit strained when it travels in emotional water signs.  Getting our brains to think like our emotions or getting our emotions to change gear and be intellectualized is impossible.   During these retrogrades we will be prone to emotional ups and downs and we may want to ‘fix’ the emotions.   Perhaps the emotions are not the problem but instead what is setting them off needs to be addressed.  Let the emotions speak to you and guide your intellect in a new direction.   For example, during the Mercury retrograde you lose your cool or get frazzled or depressed by a person/place/situation.   The question to ask is, why?  What is really going on a deep level?  Why is this rattling you?   Have you outgrown something but are stuck?   Are you out beyond your reach and not sure you remember even why you are there?   Or are you staying small and growth is scaring you?  Take the retrograde to let Mercury start to figure a new path.   This is not a time to suppress your emotions but instead let them inform you.  You don’t have to go crazy and get your emotions on everybody but you can get quiet and ask some questions to yourself.   By the time Mercury completes the retrograde it will be in Aquarius which should cool the ups and downs and you may welcome rethinking some of your responses even more since the emotions could be milder.   

Each water sign has their own fears, Cancer usually around family, Scorpio around lost power but Pisces’ fear is sometimes difficult to lock.  Remember, Pisces rules things that we can’t always see.  It rules the oceans.  What you see on the outside covers up a whole other world down below the waves.  So, with Pisces we may get prompts that can’t be explained. Is it our intuition?  Is it our faith?  Is it just an overall feeling of depression we can’t shake?  Is it a general fear of the bumps in the night?  Prayer will be helpful.  Some will find help in their higher powers.  Some will turn to their therapists.  It’s all helpful and this retrograde, you may need to tune into your body more in order to get grounded.  Yoga, walking, stretching connect to your physicality.  And of course, breathe.   As always, like all retrogrades, give yourself more time for any trips, double check all paper-work before signing and anything that breaks you may want to research the replacement which you can replace after Mercury goes direct.  Finally, watch your dreams.  They could be speaking to you a bit more than usual during this Pisces Mercury retrograde. 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Leo Full Moon Feb 8



Leo Full Moon
Feb 8, 2020 
11:33pm PST 
20 Leo 00

Once a year we get a Leo full moon.    This is the full moon that reminds us of the power of our heart.   Our heart tells us where we need to go in order to fulfill our desires.   Even desires that are dormant can be found through the heart.    Leo is where we find creativity, talent, generosity and ability to shine.   We can love big through our Leo.  This is the full moon to get your heart pumping and the blood flowing.    Even the shy and timid can get their unfettered passion flowing.   Shyness and timidity get in the way of Leo full moon. 

Of course, in order to have a full moon it means the Sun is opposite the moon and also has an influence.  The Sun in Aquarius asks the Leo full moon to take all of his /her god given talent and use it to help others.   Aquarius tells Leo, “Find your weird creativity and I will celebrate you and together we’ll go do something good.”    This sounds like a great plan and thus the photo of Bob Ross for inspiration.  But the conundrum is Leo can be lazy like the Lion in the jungle, it will wish to be honored and cherished but maybe not put itself out there with others especially if it is nursing some old wound.   Aquarius’ is telling Leo, ‘Enough with the wound – get out there, help some people.”    By the way, how perfect that the Oscars will be taking place during the Leo full moon.   Prepare for some fun and weird moments.  

The chart for this full moon has a trine with Mars which brings energy to the three- day full phase.   If you have a project that you put off to the side until you have more focus and energy, this is the three- day cycle to tackle it.  You will give yourself a victory lap of pride (good Leo word) when you complete it.    

Neptune is also an influence in the chart with a small aspect to the sun (sem-sextile) and to the moon (inconjunct).   The three-day phase could be sensitive with moments of fuzziness or unworldliness.  Neptune reinforces the theme of helping humanity, strong waves of compassion can pop up.   There could also be some deceit so make sure before you jump in that all the facts are straight.  

It is for the most part a lovely Leo full moon.  Have fun, find joy, seek play and shine good on others.