Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy New HORSE year!

Good Morning and Happy New Year!

If you read my New Moon article yesterday you saw that I reminded everyone that the Aquarius New Moon lines up with the Chinese New Year.    Happy New  Year.

Here is a great article about our New Year : Horse.

It is written by Susan Levitt who is a Chinese Astrologer & Feng Shui Practitioner (My kind of gal).

I found her piece to be very thorough and I like her blog.

Here's a snippet---Go to her blog for the whole thing.

And yes, I'm still writing Year of the Snake on my checks----old old old joke. 



The new Moon on January 30 at 11:20 pm PST (but listed as January 31 in many calendars) begins the year of the Wood Horse. Chinese New Year is a spring festival that begins on the second new Moon after Winter Solstice, with the Sun and Moon in Aquarius. This new Moon also starts the month of the Fire Tiger making energy very strong and lively as Horse year begins, a clear departure from the slower energy of the previous Water Snake year 2013.
The Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction. Know you can call me at 415.642.8019 or email to schedule your tarot or astrology consultation about life direction in Horse year.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Where's the ClusterF$%k?

The Moon the catalyst

I have been playing an internal game of Where’s Waldo? Except I’m not looking for a guy in a funny hat, I’m looking for the cardinal clusterf@!$k  when the moon hits the mash up.    As we know Mars, Jupiter, Uranus & Pluto are in harsh aspects with each other in this smoking period we are in until end of April.       About once a week the Moon will be in one of the cardinal signs activating the crosses.   I mentioned on Sunday that the Moon would be in Capricorn on Tuesday until the end of Wednesday (EST).  

It appears  the focus (at least in America) was in the Southeast United States where a large snow storm hit and dumped a couple inches of snow.    
People went to work. kids went to school, people lived their life like it was any ol’ regular day in Georgia,  Mississippi etc.    Whoops!  Big mistake. 

Government officials, both local and state are getting flak for not putting salt on the roads, closing schools and asking businesses to shut down.   Highways turned into snowy parking lots, crammed with cars and jack knifed trucks.  People slept in their cars, people abandoned them, kids had to spend the night in schools and school buses.   

What makes the situation sticky was that weather forecasters predicted the snow the day before and yet officials chose to believe it was not that big a deal. 
Can you see the Moon in Capricorn trying to find someone to take responsibility (Pluto)?
Can you see the anger that someone one was not taking care of others (Mars)?  Can  you feel the righteous protection of family (Jupiter )?  Can you feel the desire for new change (Uranus)?

For your score board, here's how it went down on Tuesday (all in EST):
Moon moved into Capricorn 12:04am
Moon square Uranus 3:01pm
Moon conjunct Pluto 7:35pm
Moon Oppose Jupiter 8:06pm
Moon square Mars 11:47am Wednesday

How was your Tuesday/Wednesday?  How did the pressure and the sparks play out in your life? 

Looking off to the next cardinal Moon which happens on Sunday late, late, late—(glad the Superbowl will be over for it).   

Sunday (EST)
Moon enters Aries 11:55pm
Moon conjunct Uranus 4:17pm
Moon Square Jupiter 8:26pm
Moon Square Pluto 9:15pm
Moon oppose Mars 6:14pm

Watch for the clusterf$!%k.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Aquarius New Moon

Aquarius New Moon
January 30
4:38pm EST

I have put up my whole New Moon Article on Margaret Wendt's site HERE.
I hope you will read it and remember that this Aquarius New Moon is a gift.
They aren't always gifts---but this one is and I want you to use it to its fullest value.

Here is a snippet but go to link for full article.

Okay, I want to give you a visual.  

Imagine you are on a high plateau.   When you look off in any direction you see a magnificent thunderstorm.  Bolts of lightening are in the east, the west, north and south.    Rain is pounding and rumbles are shaking the ground, but right where you are standing it is clear.   Small bands of clouds are going over you dropping light rain but lightening is not cracking over your head.   You look at the mess off in the distance and you feel lucky.   You have time to assess your move, because you are not stupid, you know one of those stormy fronts will be over you soon unless you make a move in the right direction.   Where should you go?  You are unclear and you feel alone but then you look and see another person in the clearing.  “Hey, I’m alone!”  And there is another person and another person and you realize you all are in a clearing.    You reach out to one of the people and ask,  “Where are you going?”   And they tell you.  Then another person asks you, “What about you--what are you going to do?”   And in that time of clearing you find you are in sync with others and you all agree to head off in a direction.  You are nervous, but you are also feeling empowered because you are with likeminded. 

And that, my friends, is where we are with this Aquarius lunar cycle.   
We are in the midst of the cardinal grand crosses rumbling through our world between January and the end of April.   These are tough aspects and even those of us who don’t have planets at 10-13 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn, we too are feeling the ground vibrate.  I won’t lie, it can be scary which is why this Aquarius cycle is important.   I don’t want to bog you down in too much astro stuff but if this New Moon had been a few days later we would be having a lesson with Saturn and we would not be enjoying a breathable moment to find our way—instead we would be trying to outrun our fear with scissors in our hand.  We should all thank our lucky stars this Aquarius New Moon is providing a beacon of light instead of mongering fear.

The New Moon chart has got a lovely sextile between Sun & Moon with Uranus.  Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius so we are double downing on our Aquarian energy.    Aquarius is an air sign and speaks to great ideas.   For 28 days look at the ideas that come into your brain that elevate your thinking.   And in particular look at the people around you and see what solutions or paths they are taking. This is the gift of Aquarius.   If you are only getting information from the same old tired group of people (or websites) you will feel unrest.   You may not find the answer to what you need or where you need to go unless you reach out and either offer up a new part of you to your old group or go out and find a new group and new intellectual resources.

In astrology 101, Aquarius is usually connected to ‘friends’ and I get it. But in truth it really isn’t friends as much as the energy we feel when we are with these people.    Does it elevate us?  Are their goals in sync with our ideals.  Imagine if Albert Einstein stayed in that Swiss patent office.    How would the world be different?   What happened to Einstein while he worked at the pedestrian patent office was that he met with a few friends regularly and they discussed science and philosophy, of course he took a different path then what was laid out in front of him in the Swiss Patent office.  And he probably would have made a break eventually--but as great as his intellect was he still needed fuel from his like minded friends and associates.    This is the Aquarius energy.   That exchange with others is vital to our life.

For 28 days watch your world of friends and associates.  You may be surprised what you hear that intrigues you.  Perhaps you will be propelled to go explore something on your own based on what someone tells you they are doing about ______.     You may have no idea how it will be important to you but you would be missing the point of this cycle to sit on stuff that catches your attention.   This is the cycle to find your intellect and your curiosity and above all LIFT YOUR ENERGY UP.   

And a word of warning, if you are bonding with people by griping, bitching, gossiping, tearing others down……well, you are missing the point.  And if you are missing the point—you are missing opportunities that will later serve you in an important way.  Get out of the weeds and keep your talk elevated.   Your astrological mother is speaking.  

go to link for full article. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This Week

Before we begin this final week of Capricorn Lunar phase, can we all agree, last week was at the very least---difficult? 

I certainly felt the tension of Moon in Libra (and all the aspects) on last Tuesday and Wednesday.  Yikes.   And didn’t we all see Venus Retrograde when the stock market dropped 300 points on Friday.
But again that was last week---now we are ready for this last week of Cap lunar phase. 

The moon moves into Balsamic lunar phase on Monday where it will be balsamic all week then at the end we get Aquarius New Moon on January 30. 
It is a quiet week, if there is such a thing during the general challenging aspects and with the caveat of Tuesday's Moon in Capricorn and the hits with Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, Mars dragged out all day Tuesday and into Wednesday.

But for the most part the emphasis this week is on releasing.    Let stuff go.  Let your opinions go.  Let your  education go.  Let your philosophies go.  Let your judgments go.  Let your goals go.   Put your arrow down and take it away from your target—let it go this week. 

Balsamic Moon Phase
January 27
12:11pm EST 

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

Focus on   We release our crazy ‘bigness’.  We release our philosophies, we release our judgments, we release our grandiose thinking or broad streaks.

Special focus:
1/29:  Sun/Uranus:  Breakthroughs with friends.  Breakthroughs with groups.  Moving out into a new space with a new energized group.   

AQUARIUS NEW MOON JANUARY 30 4:38PM EST  --New moon post to come later in the week.  

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Week Ahead---Yes...we all have to have this week. No hiding....

We start off the week early Monday morning with a switch into Disseminating phase. This is when we share information and others share with us.  
Our little Aquarius friends launched into their Birthday Season on Sunday 19th.     And yes the Sun may have moved into Aquarius but we are still processing Capricorn lunar phase. 

As you all know my focus is the eight lunar phases and the transiting aspects of the planets, and I don’t spend much time on the daily movements of the moon.  There are many astrologers out there who only focus on daily lunar aspects and they do a much better job than me.   I find my brain goes into overwhelm when I track the moon every hour.   But having said that, I would be remiss especially during this Capricorn phase by not mentioning Tuesday and all day Wednesday we will be dealing with a lot of Lunar Tension.    Christ, yes. 

Once The Moon moves into Libra we should start to feel the tension build. Here are the times it hits the grand cross planets.    

Moon enters Libra  4:43am (Pacific)   ---7:43am ( Eastern) 
Moon oppose Uranus  10:22pm Pacific   1:22am Wednesday (Eastern)

Moon Square Pluto  3:53am (Pacific) – 6:53 am (Eastern)
Moon Square Jupiter 6:20am (Pacific) – 9:20am (Eastern)
Moon Square Venus 10:06am (Pacific) – 1:06pm (Eastern)
Moon trine Mercury 4:00pm (Pacific) – 7:00pm (Eastern)
Moon conjunct Mars 7:50pm (Pacific) – 10:50pm (Eastern)               

What a skanky period.   I expect some kind of news event that is lame. Something will feel very unfair (tweaked Libra).   Or someone will give a superficial response that will rub everyone wrong.   We love things that are pretty and in pink but we pay a price when we hang on to the superficial instead of doing real work.    Real solutions are more appealing than useless beauty.   

Emotions will be strained.  Tempers will be short.  People will take deep breaths so deep they turn blue.  Or they take no breath and cut someone down right to the callouses on their feet.   Of course some people will be energized and will get shit done.  Great!  Go for it.  But make sure you are not reckless as you take care of business.  Remember the last rough aspect of Moon before it goes into Scorpio is a bitch slap with Mars.   Ouch, Luna, you will lose.   Luckily there is one nice aspect between the Moon and Mercury that is appealing.  Somewhere in the mess our brains will be sharp. 

 Carry on….

January 20
2:34am EST
Disseminating Moon Phase

Focus on: How are you sharing your discipline?  How are you sharing with others your best habits?  Are others sharing with you their best practices?  Even if they don’t say it, are you observing habits in others that speak to you?      

Special focus:
1/20: Mercury/Mars:  Brain is in sync with actions.  Actions are inspired and activate the brain. 

Last Quarter Moon Phase
January 24
12:18am EST

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 are ‘black or white’?  What actions can you take to cut out the dead?  When you think about your place in the world and where you belong, what is holding you back?  What can you cut?   Where do you need death and rebirth?

Special focus:
1/24: Mercury /Mars :  Precise thoughts, words, exact sharpness helps.

1/25: Mercury/Saturn: Our thoughts are cold unless they are about money. Then we feel like we don’t have enough.  Get real about dough and you’ll be okay.