Sunday, March 27, 2016

This Week

This Week

We are in the final days of Pisces lunar cycle.
Last week’s eclipse really had a punch.   Ah, no kidding.    Luckily we have now moved out of Full Moon and into Disseminating.   Hurray , we have lived to fight another day.    

The 30th has got a snarky square between Mercury and Pluto.  Tongues will be sharp.   Comments will hurt like a mutha. 
On the 31st we move into Third Quarter Moon,  yes, there is still action for us to make on the seeds we planted three weeks ago on Pisces New Moon.  
And yeah, actions on career is a good thing at the end of this week.  Just sayin’.

March 27, 2016
11:29 am EDT

Focus on:  How are you sharing your power? How are you sharing your resources?   How are others showing the importance of death and rebirth?  How are you sharing the importance of letting something die so that something new can come in its place? 

Special focus:
3/29: Mercury trine Saturn.  Constructive thinking and constructive conversations support expanding world and building new bridges. 
3/30: Mercury square Pluto.  Where are you rigid?  Where are you hanging on to status?  Where are you hanging on to you opinion of who you think you are?  Is this working?  When is the last time you evolved?   Do you need to shed some thinking?

Last Quarter Moon Phase
March 31, 2016
11:16am  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 are you taking that speak to you getting out in the world?  What actions are you taking that speak to your career?    Where are you pragmatic and how do you use it to propel yourself forward?   What does it look like to climb up?   Are you resistant?  Why?

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Aries New Moon -- April 7th.... What Changes will you be making?

Aries New Moon.  I have gotten my New Moon report up earlier than usual because I'm trying to transform my habits.  And skidding in last minute is tiring.   Here is the FULL REPORT.

This is going to be a potent new moon. To say the least.   I am hoping all of you will make Treasure Maps.    I think the focus will do everyone a world of good for this upcoming year.   We got lots going on and your Map will help guide you.

Here's a snippet of report but go to link for the whole megillah.

Aries New Moon
April 7, 2016
7:28am EDT
18 Aries 04

Aries is just that special …

And here we are at the mother of all new moons.  It is Aries new moon and I don’t hide the fact that I put it above all other new moons.  I’m bad about it.  I’m like one of those hideous moms who favor one child over the rest of her kids.  Yeah, I send other new moons to the park but I send Aries new moon to Disneyland!    New moons in Virgo, Sag, Cancer, they just aren’t Aries.  ..…honestly, in any given year many new moon charts can be exciting, dynamic or challenging  but on its core astro energy level nothing comes close to the impact of Aries new moon in my book.   

Aries is about renewal, winter is over or in the southern hemisphere summer has completed in either case we look forward to spring and to fall.   Aries reminds us that we are individuals.  We are put on this earth for a purpose.   So many of us identify through our families, our histories, our work, our communities which is all fine—But what about the “I”?   Meaning, “Who am I?”  “What do I want”  “Where do I want to go next?”   Yes, this is the me, me, me moon.  But don’t get confused, this is not the selfie moon.  Nope we need to go deeper than those photos we put up on FB.   We need to be the little seed planted in the ground that breaks through its skin and pierces the hard soil in order to grow out into the world.  This is Aries.   Aries energy is potent and of course it is the lunar cycle that launches our whole lunar year.  It sets the tone for the next twelve months.    Yeah, it deserves a trip to Disneyland. 

Treasure Maps
Twenty years ago this April, I was studying with Buz Myers via audio tapes.   I got his lunar reports every month. 

And in Spring of 1996  Buz recorded his Aries New Moon and shipped them out.  When I heard it I knew I had to do what he suggested.   In that report he sent all of us on a mission.  He encouraged his clients to make Treasure Maps.   Basically a Treasure Map is a collage of images, sentences, may be words that strike at our core.   Things that we want to accomplish in the new year.   Remember the new (lunar) year begins with Aries so it is in March or April—Not January.     Anyway I gathered two of my friends (one of them Margaret who turned me on to Buz) and we made our maps.    One thing Buz said was that if you make your map on Aries New Moon you should expect to see results by Cancer New Moon which is in June/July.   And he was right. 

I won’t go into all the details but I will tell you I put up an image of a man who I think was modeling shoes or clothes (maybe Ralph Loren ad?)  and he was on a yacht.   In May I met the man who became my husband and yes, he sails!  He learned when he was a boy.  Wow.    I still don’t know why I put that ad up, it just hit me.    Since that time I have been making Treasure Maps every year.  My friends IRL make them and my friends in cyberland make them and the results are sometimes breathtaking.   And let me be clear it is not always about ‘things”.  It can be about creativity. It can be about breakthroughs in emotions. It can be confidence and yes, it can be weight loss, physical improvement, a new home, a different school, a new job…what ever speaks to you. 

For the record this is a VERY potent Aries New Moon and cycle.  Not a little boy Aries New Moon, it is Big Boy, I mean this is a full on frontal attack of shaking things up for 29 days in this Aries cycle.   Seriously, I encourage all of you to make your own Treasure Map this year.  If you want to learn more about them you can go here…
But let me remind you, do NOT make your map before April 7 (new moon).  You must wait until the Aries lunar cycle has launched.    And always, “Thank you, Buz”  wherever you are in the great beyond for the gift of Treasure Maps.   

And what about this Aries Cycle?

What’s not going on is probably a shorter answer.    

First of all let’s talk about the obvious.   Uranus the planet of change, revolution, breakouts and breakthroughs and it is right next to the Sun & the Moon on this chart this year.     On April 9 the Sun will make its annual conjunction with Uranus.  This usually brings  a lot of sparks and this time those sparks are all over the New Moon chart.  Since we know that the Aries lunar cycle not only taps into the trends of the month but also speaks to the year—Uranus will be pushing on all of us to make changes.  Don’t be surprised by what you end up putting on your map.   That is just Uranus talking to you.   The truth is, there is stuff that is bugging the hell out of us now and we know we have got to change it.  I am not prone to hyperbole but I gotta say I think the landscape that we are all living in right now will not be the same a year from now and definitely not two years from now.  I don’t mean we are all moving because a tsunami is hitting the atlantic seaboard but I will say there are shifts ahead of us and you know I’m not telling you anything you don’t already feel.  You know there are changes you need and want to make and here is the deal---you are probably ready to make those changes now more than ever.   During this 29 day cycle look and see what comes up out of the blue.  How does it impact you?  How can it be incorporated into the changes you desire?    Uranus speaks to those changes.  And so does Pluto.. …

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Saturn Retrograde

March 25
6:00am EDT 
Saturn Retrograde 

Saturn turns retrograde on March 25 at 16 Sagittarius.  It will retrograde for four and half months all the way back to 9 degrees of Sag on August 13.     Progress could feel delayed during this time.   Look at your natal chart and see what house has 9-16 degrees of Sagittarius.  Hard work and discipline will be needed in those house issues.  No short cuts.    Focus and stick-to-it-ness can be the hallmark of a successful Saturn retrograde.   It should be noted that Saturn is in a tight spot with Jupiter (see other post) and in tough spot with Venus.     Values feel stretched and pinched.  And money and love matters is in the mix.      Sag is about truth and goals and vision.  Sag by itself can be very mouthy.    Saturn in Sag is certainly bringing out a rough primary season in US politics.   Lot of blowhard rhetoric.    It should be interesting to watch the political race for the next four months and see if Saturn taps down the rhetoric and demands substance.     Note that Democratic Convention ( July 25) and Republican Convention (July 18) are both during Saturn's retrograde.   What ever happens in Philadelphia and Cleveland will be one thing and after August 13 will be another thing.     

Anyway, work hard for the next four months,  watch your life and your opinions and see if they in sync?   If not then let's see how it all plays out between now and August 13 and maybe you will be more in sync by the end of the retrograde.  Good luck! 

Libra Full Moon Eclipse: March 23

Libra Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

March 23, 2016 
8:00am EDT

This Full Moon Lunar eclipse is a call back to last year’s lunar eclipse on September 27.  That eclipse took place at 5 degrees Aries/Libra and this eclipse takes place at 4 Aries/Libra.    So, we are right in that zone again. 

What has gone on with your relationship(s) since last September?   This is the call back eclipse full moon and you would be wise to do the work on this full moon if you didn’t take care of stuff back in September that needed to be addressed last fall.   For the record the next eclipses will not be taking place in Libra and Aries.   The rest of 2016, the accent will be on Leo/Aquarius and Pisces/Virgo.  It will be about nine years before we are here again with Libra/Aries.  Think now would be a good time to work on your relationships?    I hope you are nodding your head yes.    

  The Aries –Libra energy is a ping pong between “Self & Others.”    Who are you?  And how do you relate with others?  And of course how do you relate with your partner? Both personal and business partners by the way.       But remember relating with your partner does not mean you give up you in order to be with someone.    Don’t go to Hallmark Card shop and look  for the card that says, “I love you so much that I am willing to take scraps” 

Ah, no.   

Instead the eclipses on Aries/Libra is asking us to look in the mirror and say, ‘This is who I am and this is what I deserve.”   Then step up your authenticity and look at your relationship and measure how close or how far is it from the mark?

Mercury is in conjunction with Sun and oppose Moon so now would be a great time to have an authentic conversation.   Are you in sync?  Are you not in sync?   Is the partnership in need of work?  Or perhaps it is beyond that point.    Or perhaps it is working great and you both need to look forward about the next step you want to do as partners.  

Mars in Sag trine to Sun and sextile Moon in Libra brings another level of truth to the eclipse along with a sense of adventure.   Looking off in the distance what do you want to accomplish?    

Watch what comes up on this Full Moon Eclipse.    You may be asked to be of support to others who perhaps don’t have anyone in their life right now that they can rely upon.  Okay.  Or maybe you will take the Aries and run with it and enjoy some independent time.      For many of us in America a lot of our kids are on school break and finding independence could be challenging but still, see if you can get a friend to watch your kids while you go do something for you.  And then you turn around and offer the same to your friend so they can get a break.   I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine is on some level perfect for this eclipse.