Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Final Days of The Lunar Year

Balsamic Moon Phase

April 1, 2019
5:14am EST 

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

Focus on How are you releasing your friends?  How are you releasing your groups?  How are you releasing your righteousness? 

Special Focus:
4/2:  Mercury conjunct Neptune:  Here we are again.  We have been probably feeling it  since the first hit on 3/24…but again  One incredibly fuzzy day.   Nothing is clear or a straight arrow.   Only thing you got is your intuition.  How’s it working?
4/4:  Pluto oppose North Node, conjunct south node.  How are we transforming our ethic that pits family against work?   How is Greed and Career hurting or helping families?   What needs to be transformed?

April 5, 2019 4:50am EDT  15 Aries 16  New Moon! 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mercury is Direct.

Mercury stations direct
March 28  10:59am EDT
16 Pisces 36

We can begin to breathe again.  The glitches, the miscommunications, the issues that make no sense, the insanity will stop being quite as intense.

Here's what we discussed at the beginning of the retrograde:

There is a mess up.  Or something breaks.   Or someone will say or do something that rattles our cage.  Why are we shaken?  Are we believing something stupid or is it real?  And if it is real do we need to clean up something whether it is a pattern or habit or some wreckage from our past?    What does our soul say?  Where is our spiritual motor?   Mercury retrograde in Pisces is a time when we can find faith.   Perhaps we have been phoning in our spiritual awareness for awhile and now when we get pushed and pulled by crazy just enough that we feel compelled to get quiet and ponder if there is something bigger out there guiding us.   Maybe we pray.  During Mercury retrograde in Pisces we benefit by going inside and finding our moral radar and our compassion.   How can our intuition be tapped?  Do you even remember how to access your intuition or inner compass?   This is the power of Pisces which lives in dream time, mystical, creative and spiritual.    Take the opportunity to relish this period of greater connection to Spirit and finding the areas of our life that need a little introspection.  Find your gut in the middle of mind chatter.     A little prayer can go a long way.   And compassion for others and self.

Now as Mercury straightens out.....

What did we learn about our faith?  Our fears?  Our feelings of overwhelm?    Did our intuition speak to us for 3 weeks?  Did we listen?  

Enjoy the unwinding of Mercury and see if things come up for fixing between now and April 16 when the shadow ends.

In the meantime, enjoy breathing again.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Remember between now and April 5......

....we aren't just throwing out items and broken down STUFF we also ditch beliefs and ideas that no longer work.    Have you considered some of them may no longer serve you?

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Last Two Weeks before Treasure Mapping!

On April 5 4:50am EDT  we launch the New Year (lunar) with the Aries New Moon.     At that time we will launch our Treasure Maps.  Between now and April 5 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.
In Spring of 1996, astrologer and teacher Robert Buz Myers 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 April 5 EDT 4:50am. 
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 April 5th can I start it before the 5th?

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 April 5th 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:
7-self-knowledge (and travel)
9-helpful people and angels.
To get more clarity on the baguas go HERE.…
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 April 5th until Crescent moon April 9th But if you need more time, you can give yourself up until Full Moon (April 19). I 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 2020. 
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. 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?
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 April 5th. 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!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Libra Full Moon

Libra Full Moon 
March 20, 2019
9:42pm EDT 
00 Libra 09

Spring arrives 6:59pm EDT then three hours later the Full Moon arrives at less than one half degree of Libra.  The excitement of spring will be felt by us individually (Aries) and our partners (Libra) as soon as the new season launches.   

We are, of course, half way through the Pisces lunar twenty-nine day cycle where the emphasis is on letting go, tying up loose ends, healing those things we have no control of including memories and regrets.   For those who are feeling a little “off” and perhaps self -confidence is flagging, the move by the Sun into Aries (starting the first day of spring) and the full moon will lift our mood.   We may not be ready to go full on with a new project or tackle some problem but we will feel like all is not lost and we get some balance for the three-day full moon. 

What is interesting is that this year we have a gift --there will be two Libra Full moons!   We are getting two rounds of finding balance and adjustments and checking in with our partners and relationships.   The timing is most auspicious due to fact that  Treasure Maps is sandwiched between both full moons. 

On April 5 the Aries New Moon begins the New Lunar Year.  During that time those of us who know the power of that new moon will set aside precious time and make our personal treasure maps.  Treasure Maps are a collage or a vision board of the things we want in our lives and things we want to accomplish during the new year.  A ‘mindful diet’  “Strong health” ‘ Trip to Paris’ “New back porch’ “healthy relationships’ ‘new car’  “new job’  ‘marriage’ it can be anything that speaks to you after the Aries New Moon launches (April 5 4:30am EDT).   We have a few days to make that map and for those of us who have been doing them for a long time (waving my hand-- 23 years!) we know that the maps are powerful and will manifest during the year, (some years more than others) but many will experience manifestations by summer.    The two full moons will be bringing us information that will support what we want in our maps and the year and remind us the importance of our relationships and finding balance.  This is a gift indeed!  

In the chart of this full moon we have a pronounced Chiron which puts emphasis on personal identity, showing the world who we are, going our own way, finding our inner warrior and showing up for self in a new manner.     Given it is Chiron there is some lesson around independence and doing our own thing that is uncomfortable.   We must fight through the uncomfortable and just do it.  Luckily the Libra full moon reminds us we are never alone.   The work may be ours to do but there are people cheering us on, offering advice and reminding us of our strength.   This full moon could show you that there are people supporting you whom you might not even know --a perfect stranger may give you a little ‘boost’.    Then when we get to the second Libra Full moon we will have the planet Uranus influencing us and that is much different from Chiron. Expect surprises then. 

Libra’s ruling planet Venus squares off with Mars on the 3/21 so there could be sparks.  Values that are noble could be at odds with practical actions.   Luckily Libra moon can remind Venus to take a breath and ‘this too will pass’ .    And of course the real reward of this Libra Full moon is the power of finding your balance in the face of anything –that is a gift!

This Week in Astrology

The week starts off in Gibbous Moon.    

We refine our information.  We pick and choose, we discriminate, and we organize to be ‘Virgo’ like.  We sort through details.  Have we missed something?  How are we sifting through the information?  Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected.  Refine our actions.  

Focus on: 

How are refining your strength? How are you refining your courage?  How are you refining your loyalty?  How is your ego being refined and separated from your self- esteem?  Do you know the difference?  

Special focus
3/20: Mars Trine Pluto.  Energy for transformational changes is pronounced and important. 
3/20:  Sun enters Aries. 

Shortly after the Sun Enters Aries (start of spring)  we go into: 

Full Moon Phase
March 20, 2019
9:42pm EST 
00 Libra 09

Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we planted. Usually emotions are up and running and for those people who perhaps did not utilize the new moon and the rest of the waxing moon, this is when emotions can get the better of us. There can often be a big emotional break, for no other reason than to get back on track.   Some partnership will offer up some balance.  The moon is bright and full and there is no room for shadows, what is reflecting on you?  

Focus on 
Relationships!  Balance! Partnerships!  Fairness.  Equality. It is all up for us to process.  

Special focus 
3/21: Venus square Mars.   Lovers are fighting.  Money is fighting.  Values are squaring off.   Rebel versus Conservative.   Can you find the middle? 
3/22:  Sun conjunct Chiron.  How are you getting in your own way?  Where is your identity?  Where are being too forceful?  Why? 

March 24 
5:42am EST 

Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.  And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information.  

Focus on:  How are sharing your depth?  How are you sharing the power of co-mingled resources?  How are you sharing the power of sex?  How are you sharing the value of letting something die so something can be reborn? 

Special focus:
3/24: Mercury conj Neptune.  One incredibly fuzzy day.   Nothing is clear or a straight arrow.   Only thing you got is your intuition.  How’s it working?  & We will have this day again on 4/2.  
3/26: Venus enters Pisces

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Astrology This Week

The weekend starts off with the last day of Pisces New Moon.  There is still opportunity to launch a project, make a phone call, activate something new.   There is a component to wrapping up loose ends in the Pisces cycle.  Perhaps that thing that has been in the back of your mind for a long time gets that big push during this 29- day cycle.  Finding calm and your center speaks to Pisces.   See if you can tap the energy during the final new day so you can take it through the rest of the cycle.  We move into Crescent phase on 10th which brings out our down-earthness, finding the practical in anything informs us perhaps n a way that we may not felt in a long time.  Jupiter brings its bigness on the 13th which could be too big.   Things could get sloppy and loud, see why it is important to find your center? 

This focus:  How can we get quiet and find the answers to any problems?  How can we tune into the bigger picture?  How can we find ourselves even when we are completely frazzled? Pisces will throw so many waves on us until we get our hand on the rudder of our boat. 

Crescent Moon Phase
March 10, 2019
12:23pm EST  

Focus on: What information are you receiving that speaks to the value of being super practical?  What information are you receiving that acknowledge the importance of doing things step by step by step by step? How are you learning the importance of security?  

Special Focus
3/13: Sun Square Jupiter:  Enthusiasm can be sloppy.  Take the fire outside and move it inside and manage it.  No place for sloppiness.  Tap your compassion. 
3/14: Mars trine Saturn: Hard work feels good.  Bringing energy to something important for career or for position in the community.  

First Quarter Moon 
March 14 6:26 am EST 

Focus on: What actions can you take that support communication?  What actions can you take that support your connections with others?  What actions can you take that support your dexterous nature?  How are you able to shift on a dime?  Can you see the value?  

Special Focus:
3/14: Sun con Mercury:  What are you learning from getting quiet?  Find patience.  Find humanitarian.  Find gentle. 
3/15: Mercury square Jupiter.   Watch your thoughts.  Take care to avoid misspeaks.    How does fighting to be right hurt others and the soul?

Monday, March 4, 2019

Pisces New Moon 2019. Dazed and Confused by Pisces and Thank you!

Oh, why the hell not put up Led Zeppelin?  

March 6, 2019
Pisces New Moon  
11:03am EST
15 Pisces 47    

Pisces New Moon is upon us.  The final lunar month of the astrological lunar  year.    Sweet, kind Pisces will be getting us as fuzzy as possible.    There is a plan behind all the cuckoo.  Are we up for it?  Yes we can do it! 

Uranus Taurus - March 6.

Uranus in Taurus 
March 6, 3:26am EST 

The last day of this lunar 29 cycle, the ruling planet of Aquarius, Uranus will leave Aries and move into Taurus.  

Let’s go over the nitty gritty Uranus details:
Last year Uranus moved into Taurus May 15.  Then in August it retrograded.  It moved backward but still in Taurus until  one last round of Aries on November 6.  It turned direct Jan 6 at 28 Aries 35 and finally on March 6 it moves back into Taurus where it will stay until April 26, 2026. 

We’ve been discussing Uranus’ move into Taurus for many months but again let’s go over the facts all over again.   The only people old enough to remember the last time Uranus was in Taurus are 75 years +given the last time it was in Taurus was between1934-1942.     And the time before that cycle was 1850-1859.  And in the 18thcentury it was between 1767-1775.     If you look at those dates you will note the obvious, that it marked the run up to major wars.   World War II started 1939 ending in 1945.   And although it was not global, the USA civil war that started in 1860 and had worldwide consequences.  And of course the USA revolution was in 1776.   Arguably the changes that took place during the run up of Uranus in Taurus were part and parcel to the wars.    And if you look at the very core of all three wars it is impossible to not over state that issues around ‘owning’ which is THE Taurus word, were critical to the wars.     Owning land.   Owning other humans.   Owning ‘values’.  Owning freedom.     

Taurus is the first earth sign of the zodiac and it is very practical and earth bound.   Let’s all get our head around what is Taurus: money, possessions, properties, land, banking, insurance, stock exchange, farming, gardens, cattle, cereal crops, wheat, apples agriculture, retirements, as you can see a very practical and grounded list.     Taurus can be jealous, inflexible, self indulgent, greedy, possessive and very risk averse.   

The great conundrum for this period is the fact that Taurus has tremendous dislike for anything unpredictable and Uranus is the planet of unpredictability and these two will be doing their strange dance for seven years.   

Uranus speaks to electricity, technology, uniqueness, discovery, innovation and originality along with enlightenment, progressiveness, objectivity, novelty and ingenuity.  Nice, right?  Yes.  But it is also very rebellious (without a reason), reactive, disconnected and can put theory above human condition making it very COLD.   

Looking back on the last cycle we see the ingenuity of Uranus with the birth of Radar (1935) Nylon (1937) Kodachrome color (1935)  and the peoples’ car Volkswagen (1938) but of course we also had the Third Reich,  land and property grabs by various nations and regimes.   And of course the seeds of vile hatred and racism that led to the holocaust.    In the 1850’s the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published (1852) the Republican party was born (1854) and the Panama railway (1855) was built connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific.   Visionary? Yes.  Very Uranus.   Also the slave versus free states was a constant drumbeat in the 1850’s ending with the election of Republican Lincoln, which launched the Civil War in 1860.   

If we could go back in time and talk to anyone in the 1930s, 1850’s and 1760’s we would have a lot to say but it is hard to imagine any of us marginalizing Adolf Hitler and his friends.   It would also be nice if we could tell Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, “Hey before you break away from England, why don’t you get rid of slavery first!”  That would certainly have helped us later in 1860.    

Now the question is where are we repeating our own versions of the 1760s, 1850s and 1930s?  Interestingly there are contemporary scholars who know nothing about astrology who are bringing up all three of those decades and the ties to the current era.   Do a little google search and you will find the parallels.   

Taurus will speak a lot about peace and harmony and to its credit it really does appreciate both, however with Uranus the question is, “Peace at what cost?” 

Issues around the working class is very Taurus and no doubt Uranus will throw his lightening bolt into that direction.  Taurus is one of the most dedicated workers at any job.  But with Uranus the question will be  who has a job?  Who does not? What job is being replaced by a machine or a computer?  And where do we need to be visionary?   In 1935 the WPA (Work Programs Administration)  was launched.   Roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, sidewalks, playgrounds, swimming pools etc were built all over the country.  The funding for WPA was through the federal government but the goal was not just to support new infrastructure (very Taurus) it was also to teach workers new job skills (again, very Taurus).     What group of people would benefit by new job skills?  Where does artisanal work need to be learned or encouraged?    Where do we need new infrastructure?   

We should see issues around money and who has access to it along with other issues of class status and inequities.  In some ways Uranus in Taurus was meant to have this experience in 2018 better than previous centuries if for no other reason, social media now exists.   Can you imagine if selfies around during the 1930s Depression?  Or during slavery?    God knows Benjamin Franklin would have been yammering on his Instagram account.     Uranus the planet of change will be thrilled to use our current technology as it activates those issues around resources and lack of them or lack of access.   And of course, we would be remiss to not discuss the possibility of new currencies and cyber influences on stock markets.   What vulnerabilities exist to our electrical grids?   How is the internet and computers influencing all our resources for good or bad?   Uranus will find any issue and bring it out for us to see.  And as we know, Uranus is not subtle.  

Food issues will certainly come up with Uranus’ trek in Taurus. It is not so much the food on your plate because that actually is ruled by Cancer.  This is more about how food is grown.   How is livestock handled?  How is food processed?    There is a real opportunity for more organic and humane processes but that will not be without some kind noisy event that speaks to current day troubling practices. Uranus will find it and put it out there for all of us to see.   Cheap food is no bargain when it jeopardizes health.    We should all probably be prepared to be disgusted and scared on some level before change takes place. 

And probably 2018 – 2026 will be all about climate change.    It won’t be easy because there are those who have their opinion that it is made up.  But the facts will be the facts and droughts, strange rain patterns, storms, hurricanes etc will roll through.   Uranus will hopefully come up with some important technology and solutions as we tackle to save sea walls, beaches, barrier islands, forests, deserts, fresh water, clean air and everything else that is part of Earth as we know it.  For that we thank god Uranus is in Taurus.  

For those people who are trying to hold onto the status quo without looking inward and asking, “Am I holding on too hard in any place in my life?”  If you know your chart, look to the house that has Taurus and be prepared to let in change.    Taurus when it misbehaves comes up with Plan A and has no ability to go back to scratch and come up with plan B.  Instead it will hold Plan A in its hand until everything is gone except for the two fingers holding the plan.  Let’s find some flexibility and let Uranus work it’s ingenuity and remember,  “I don’t know what I don’t know” that is a place of openness.  We need it with Uranus.  

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde
March 5
1:18pm EST
29 Pisces 38

Mercury's journey dates:
Feb 19 shadow begins 16  Pisces 6
March 5 station retrograde 29 Pisces 36
March 28 station direct 16 Pisces 6
April 16 shadow ends 29 Pisces 36

Every year Mercury goes into Pisces and things get fuzzy.    It is as if our brains are driving in a rainstorm with broken windshield wipers.   Things get muddy and unclear.  Our thinking gets muted.   And that's just a normal three weeks of Mercury in Pisces.  Now we have a retrograde which is rife with miscommunication, sloppiness, forgetfulness misunderstandings and just plane old mistakes --in the sign of fuzzy Pisces!   So, what are we supposed to do when confusion joins confusion and takes our brains hostage?
Take a deep breath.
Slow down.  
Then...... you gotta go into the muted fuzzy stuff.   Fears will be up.  Confusion will be up.  Insecurities will be up.   Crazy will be up.   In the journey of a hero this is the darkest night of the soul --this is 29 degrees of  Pisces.  The final degree of the zodiac.   It is the metaphorical final day of winter and even though we can feel spring --- our brains are trudging backwards for more winter.  We are going back for therapy, faith and maybe some karma.

There is a mess up.  Or something breaks.   Or someone will say or do something that rattles our cage.  Why are we shaken?  Are we believing something stupid or is it real?  And if it is real do we need to clean up something whether it is a pattern or habit or some wreckage from our past?    What does our soul say?  Where is our spiritual motor?   Mercury retrograde in Pisces is a time when we can find faith.   Perhaps we have been phoning in our spiritual awareness for awhile and now when we get pushed and pulled by crazy just enough that we feel compelled to get quiet and ponder if there is something bigger out there guiding us.   Maybe we pray.  During Mercury retrograde in Pisces we benefit by going inside and finding our moral radar and our compassion.   How can our intuition be tapped?  Do you even remember how to access your intuition or inner compass?   This is the power of Pisces which lives in dream time, mystical, creative and spiritual.    Take the opportunity to relish this period of greater connection to Spirit and finding the areas of our life that need a little introspection.  Find your gut in the middle of mind chatter.     A little prayer can go a long way.   And compassion for others and self.

The shadow period started Feb 19.  Have you had hints that there is a retrograde on its way?   Yeah, I know what you mean.  Total pain in the butt.  The retrograde starts on March 5.  And we'll all be there on the other side of the retrograde March 28.    We may be a bit humbler but that's okay our brains will be ready for spring by then!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Balsamic Phase

Balsamic Moon Phase

It started March 2, 7:13 Am EST 
7:13 am EST 

Are you feeling it?   Are you feeling the changes around us?  I know I feel like I am walking on the san andreas fault during a 6.4.....every minute.   

I don't know if I have ever experienced a Mercury shadow like I have in the last ten days.   It has punched me hard.  I keep telling my husband, "Oh, lordy I'm put on guard to dot every i and cross every t during this upcoming retrograde times 10."    

This balsamic we will have Mercury turn retrograde and Uranus move into Taurus.   Either one of these events would be enough for a month.  But to have both of them within 24 hours and in the phase of the moon where we arguably are little off guard.   The balsamic is when we let go, we relax, we release and here we get zapped by the two planets of communication.  Mercury is how we talk to each other and Uranus is how we talk to the forces greater than our little human-ess.   Mercury is phone call to a friend Uranus is News Alert to the world and both will be loud. 

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

Focus on How are you releasing your snobbery? How are you releasing insecurity?  How are you releasing your ‘better than’?  How are your releasing your ‘keeping up with the Joneses’? 

Special Focus:
2/5:  Mercury retrograde  29 Pisces 38  (see separate post)

2/6 Uranus enters Taurus  (see separate post) 

March 6, 2019 11:08am EST  15 Pisces 47