22 Aries 25
April 11, 2021
Last year in March we launched our Treasure Maps. It was an extraordinary time, to launch a map when we were all settling into a world wide pandemic. How to think about what we want when so much was melting around us? One year later we are not out of the woods but we have turned some corners. On Sunday Aries New Moon will launch at 7:30pm PDT. Once the new moon launches consider making a Treasure Map. If you do know know what is a Treasure Map go HERE.
This week is the final week of the Pisces Lunar Month that launched on March 13. The 9th is a bit tough. Thoughts and words could be rushed and spirited and energy could feel low or feel like it has no place to land.
On April 11 at 7:30pm PDT Aries New Moon launches and the energy will be way different. More energized, more focused, more 'on it doggone it'. Feel the energy shift and consider what you want for the astrological new lunar year. We will make our Treasure Maps!
Balsamic Moon Phase
Balsamic: We let go. By releasing we can prepare for the new.
Focus on How are you releasing victimhood? How are you releasing confusion? How are you releasing overly sentimentality?
4/9: Mercury conjunction Chiron. Thoughts about being independent, going own way. Growth in the thinking and communication.
4/9: Mars square Neptune. Actions based on ‘faith’ may be shaky. Finding deeper connections to spirituality may be helpful.
Libra Full Moon
8 Libra 18
March 28, 2021
So, with astrology, we could be in the middle of a personal upswing, or maybe we are in a personal low. A seasoned astrologer looking at a personal chart could say, ‘Oh, excellent, Jupiter is transiting your Venus, great time to expand your world, maybe meet someone” or on the other side, “Saturn transit square your Mercury which contributes to negative thinking”. How the transiting (& progressed) planets impact your personal chart have great influence on your journey. But in those personal ups and downs we are still moving in the world and that is when we benefit by the mundane (meaning ‘of the world’) astrological reports.
Distilling down these mundane astrological influences basically provide ---astrological weather reports.
On April 11 (7:30pm PDT), the biggest weather report for the 12-month lunar year will launch and at that time and we will activate our own Treasure Maps. But, before the important Aries New Moon activates in April, we get to process important emotions with this Libra Full Moon.
The chart for the Libra Full moon has the following aspects:
Moon oppose Sun
Moon oppose Venus
Moon Trine Mars
Moon Trine Saturn
Sun conjunction Venus
Sun sextile Saturn
Sun conjunction Chiron
Moon oppose Chiron
This is a lot of action for a full moon chart. We will lean deep into Libra.
Libra asks us to find balance, it is the scales. It speaks to being fair or find fairness. We learn the power in negotiations and compromises. For many people, compromise is a dirty word, as if we are giving ourselves over, handing over our personal power to someone else’s will. But Libra understands compromise is finding the middle ground, the place where we can agree. Finding the power in ‘give and take’ is the gift in Libra.
Venus, Mars and Saturn predominate this chart and are in responsive supportive aspects. Mars and Saturn speak to practical work and are in strong connection to the moon, so much that during this full moon phase, even some of the most stubborn people, the kind who won’t give up an ‘inch’ to save their life, may find themselves taking a moment and asking, “Shit, is this war I am fighting with ____ worth it?” Again, depending on personal charts and the aspects impacting the chart are critical but still the weather forecast for this three-day window supports being practical about finding middle ground. There could be stories in the news that speak to justice since the scales of justice connect to Libra’s since of fairness and will note inequities.
Libra full moon also asks us to look at the work in front of us. Are we doing too much? Is it time for others to step up? Is it time for us to pull back? Or is it time for us to step up more? Perhaps it is time to stop relying on others to do our work.
Venus as the ruling planet of Libra is also highlighted in this chart and it has a bit more juice as well since it is on top of the Sun in Aries and opposes the moon. Venus is our values, it is our money, it is beauty, it is creativity, it is our love. It speaks to our self love. This is a reminder that in our journey of relating, we MUST not forget self. Getting lost in our partner is misguided during Libra full moon. Yes, Libra is the sign of partnerships and relationships but that does not mean giving up self. Being a mirror and only reflecting partner or partner’s needs is missing the point of being in a relationship. Things may come up this window that point to unaddressed issues that are baked into our values, baked into our ability to receive and give love, including self-love, take the time to process those needs.
Hitting that same point on the power of ‘self’ is also Chiron, which has been in Aries since 2018 and will continue to remain in Aries until 2027. Chiron is a minor planet (formerly labeled asteroid) and in astrology it speaks to our wounds, self- inflicted wounds. Of course, children born during this nine-year window will have Chiron in Aries in their natal charts and they will tap into that independent Aries spirit in some manner in their life. Although, it may be clumsy at first. The previous Chiron in Aries generation was born between 1968-1976 and during that era when they were babies, we saw the Aries penchant for liberation in the world. For example, birth control and women pursuing careers which delayed marriage and children but also offered a clearer sense of self in relationships. Gay liberation launched with Stonewall in the summer of 1969 along with Woodstock (youth independence) and the USA’s landing man on the moon—which could not speak more to Chiron in Aries if it tried. Obviously, not every summer or every year is so pronounced with Chiron in Aries activities, however historians of astrology will have no problems identifying the warrior Aries in 2020 and now.
During this 2018-2027 period there will be some Aries, new and full moons and Libra new and full moons that will be touched by Chiron. This full moon is one of them, in this case Chiron is less than 1 degree aspect to Sun/Moon. We should expect some stories of independence in the news. Personally, see what comes up for you that prompts you to wonder about going your own way, or making a new inroad that speaks more to your authentic self. You may or may not have an answer to your path, but that inner prompt could be important after April 11 when we go into treasure mapping our future for 2021-2022. This is the beauty of having this full moon two weeks before Aries’ new moon. Our psyches get pricked with information which we start mulling and perhaps it will show up in some manner as a particular goal for our Treasure Map.
Saturn in Aquarius also reminds us the power in finding like-minded people, or groups. 12 step or other socially aware, or humanitarian groups could be highlighted. Also, Aquarius is modern technology, perhaps this full moon is when we realize hiding in ‘techno ignorant’ is not a path to our future. Use the full moon to consider asking for help in your technological world.
As we discussed at Pisces new moon, we are still in a cycle that is asking us to lean into kindness and creativity and also letting things melt away. This three-day full moon cycle is a nice inner cycle and complement to the bigger Pisces 29-day cycle. Finding our humanitarian and meeting people where they are not where we want them to be is paramount. Let the judgments melt, focus on you and being a diplomat not just to them but to yourself as you consider your more authentic and balanced path going forward.
Happy Passover to those who celebrate.
To be fair it is not all bumpy. But as I wrote on Pisces New moon, I highlighted March 23 – March 29
3/23 Mercury in Pisces Square Mars in Gemini
3/25 Venus conjunction Sun in Aries
3/26 Mars in Gemini conjunction North Node
3/28 Venus conjunction Chiron Aries
3/29 Sun in Aries conjunction Chiron
3/29 Mercury in Pisces conjunction Neptune Pisces
Communication can be snappy. Thoughts can be short fused. Breaking new ground is healing but taking out frustrations on loved ones is not productive and can be hurtful. Being honest is welcomed but doing it to hurt someone is something else. Find love and honesty but let us all breathe from our heart and remember all of us are imperfect humans just trying to find our way.
First Quarter Moon
March 21, 2021
First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received. Or we feel our instincts guide us on something. We pursue again. We make another call, or we see someone. We mail something. We stir the pot again. This can be a time when we realize that the goals, we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away. Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them? Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects. Some independence may need to be exerted.
Focus on: What actions are you taking that support your emotions? What actions are you taking that are driven by family concerns? What actions are you taking that support your homelife? What actions are you taking that remind you of your childhood?
3/23 Mercury square Mars. Thoughts raced, destructive conversation, explosive thoughts. Perhaps some prayer can help or a good movie will be centering.
March 25, 2021
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 you refining or using discretion with your art? How are you being exact about your strength? Have you been neglecting a previous success? How could those past rewards be useful now?
3/25 Venus conjunction Sun. Values in sync with spirit. Feeling connected to something energized and big. Feeling right with the world.
3/26 Mars conjunction North node. Communication full throttle. Going into the weeds for truth. Eclipse those who peddle in gossip.
3/28 Venus conjunction Chiron. Wounds around being independent are exposed. Love of going it alone. Creativity that is new and fresh.
Next month, we launch our maps. Start wrapping your head around it and consider doing it After April 11th.
Treasure Map TimeLine 2021 --Pacific Day Light Time
You start your map after the New Moon launches
Aries New Moon
22 Aries 25
April 11, 2021
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 similar to vision board. It is collage of photos, pictures, words, pieces of things that make sense to you. Whatever you want, you put them on cardboard. 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. This 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 11, 2021 7:30pm PST.
Maps are made on Aries new moon, because that is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is when you plant your seeds. It is the real beginning of the New Year. It should not be confused with the first day of spring, which is on March 20. The 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 or pictures, then put up words. It is just important for you to SEE THEM.
So, I'm going to be busy on April 11 can I start it before April 11th?
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 money 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 11th 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 pin interest, 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 new 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 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 11 7:30pm PDT until Crescent moon April 15, 2021 10:47pm PDT. But if you need more time, you can give yourself the whole waxing moon up until Full Moon April 19, 2021 11:58pm 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 2022.
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?
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. 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. Orange is a vibrant lower chakra color-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 four states away 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....
Between now and then, all of us need to get rid of clutter. Get rid of things that are bugging us. Get rid of ick.
Try if you can and 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 or is there too much stuff?
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.
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!
On April 11th we will launch our Treasure Maps for the upcoming year.
Between now and then, all of us need to get rid of clutter. Get rid of things that are bugging us. Get rid of ick.
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 or is there too much stuff?
Clear out our clutter, clean our houses, clean our cars and clean our brains of beliefs, judgements that don't serve. We want our slate to be as clean as possible when it comes time to launch the Maps next month.
We continue to bask in the beautiful Pisces lunar waxing moon. Our emotions are lapping on us. Some times they can feel soft and gentle other times they can feel like a crashing wave. How we respond is up to us but never forget that the emotions are speaking to us. Why are they coming up? Is our tender coming up to remind us that we have grown too harsh? Is an old fear lapping on our feet? Is there an old grievance rushing in? Is it kindness spraying our face? What ever the emotion let it speak to you. Not just for this moment but also allow it to inform you on what kind of emotional experiences you want in the the upcoming new lunar zodiac year.
Next month on April 11 will be Aries new moon. This is the beginning of the lunar 12 month year and at that time we will make our treasure maps. It will be an energized period with a lot to consider and process. But in the meantime, let's take all this Pisces cycle to get informed by our sensitive emotions.
Also remember to clear out the clutter between now and April 11.
March 2, 2021
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 you sharing your ability to negotiate? How are you sharing your skills of finding balance? How are you sharing and teaching values in relationships?
3/2 Moon enters Scorpio
3/3 Mars enters Gemini
3/4 Moon enters Sag
3/4 Mercury conjunction Jupiter. Big ideas, expansion of thinking, exploring community. New technology.
Last Quarter Moon Phase
March 5, 2021
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.
What actions are you taking that broaden your world? What actions are you taking that are generous? What actions are you taking that bring in things that are ‘foreign’? What actions are you taking that are rooted in truth? How are your opinions working for you and against you?
3/6: Moon enters Capricorn
This week the lunar waxing moon is gibbous and then full. There are no major aspects this week of the non lunar planets. Nice. Venus moves into Pisces on the 25th joining the Sun who left Aquarius on the 18th. After so much Aquarius stimulation punctuated by last week's Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus, the move of Venus into Pisces is a welcomed respite from the mental agitation.
The full moon can expose insecurities but we turn once again to faith and kindness found in Pisces to get our equilibrium. Just keep swimming.
Feb 23, 2021
Focus on: How are you refining or using discretion with family? How are you sifting through your roots? What have you neglected with your emotions?
2/25: Venus enters Pisces
Full Moon Phase –
Feb 27, 2021
8 Virgo 57
Virgo Full Moon
8 Virgo 57
In general, the full moons in Virgo are wonky three-day windows. It is not that they are problematic or full of drama, but more that Virgo Full Moons can stoke our insecurity. We look at others and situations and see all the problems. Or we look at ourselves and feel ‘less than’. Virgo who is always in search of perfect can bring our most critical eye. It is a great moon to tackle tasks and fix stuff. But we have to be careful that critical eye does not cloud our judgement. As the expression goes, “Don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good.”
So, what is the solution? Like all full moons we turn to the opposite side of the teeter totter which on Virgo Full Moons means we turn to the Pisces Sun for guidance. The Sun in Pisces helps us tap into something bigger than our flaws. When we are really rattled and super critical and anxious, we should find our intuition. Or creativity. Or find humanity. Or find prayer. In short, on Virgo full moon we are reminded that there is something bigger out there than our to-do list.
The chart for this Full Moon has the tightest aspect between the Sun & Moon with Saturn (semi sextile and inconjunct) followed by the aspect of Sun & Moon with Uranus (sextile and Trine) at less than two degrees. This is most curious since Saturn and Uranus just wrapped up their tense square aspect last week. The Saturn square Uranus aspects will occur two more times this year and it is the signature aspect of the year. The first-round last week was a bit of an assault on the senses. Ask anyone in Texas about their electrical grid (Saturn in Aquarius- which rules electricity). On the personal level take a look at where you felt your inner grid collapse? Where did you feel your energy leave you or short out? What hurdles showed up? Do you have more insight on your responsibilities? Or do you know more about what is not your responsibility? What I find to be quite remarkable is that this powerful Saturn square Uranus aspect for 2021 is followed so quickly by a full moon where both Sun and Moon are making tight aspects with...drum roll... Saturn and Uranus. What are the odds? Evidently, the universe seems to think we need to find our way with both Saturn and Uranus on this full moon.
When I was a kid, my friends and I would go to a public Olympic size pool and try to swim to the deepest part with the only goal to touch the bottom with our hands. I believe I was successful once and felt challenged since my friends were better swimmers than me, but it didn’t stop me from trying every time I went swimming in that huge pool. I think of that act when I consider Sun in Pisces, Moon in Virgo full moon. The desire to want something concrete, an easy identified task to do, insecurity if it can be done while being in an opposite of a concrete environment. And of course, Pisces is a water sign which speaks to swimming.
Where will we be swimming on this full moon? What are our tasks? It could be anywhere and anything, but Saturn speaks to responsibility. Some things demand we step up or since Saturn also cuts down, some things are not our responsibility. The Aquarius suggests we may need the help of our community. Or perhaps we will have a task that will help the community. We could seek like- minded ideal help or brainstorming solutions with friends. Uranus in Taurus could provide unique assistance that is practical but could come from out of the blue. This full moon could find you bumping into something weird that is helpful and may provide useful later in 2021. The challenge on this three-day cycle is that there is also a thread of impulsivity (moon quincunx Uranus) which could amplify provocative behaviors. Take note of someone acting ‘crazy’. Be mindful of the narrator's state of mind and as always, get silent and meditate if things seem too confusing.
One gift to the whole full moon chart is Venus on the Sun opposing moon. There is a patina of gentleness and kindness that should soften the harsher criticalness of Virgo. We may connect with others through love, beauty and shared values.
Finally, if things get tense, one thing that will also help is put on music and dance or get lost in a good movie as these are Pisces’ long suits. Replenish the psyche and soul when the task seems daunting. And remember, just keep on swimming.
Week of February 15 – February 20
This week is the first round of the only major aspect for 2021. Saturn square Uranus which occurs three times: Feb 17, June 14 and Dec 23. This aspect set up constraints and lessons. It is not a feel-good aspect by any definition. There are those who will want to lay down the law or snip power and there will be others who will bristle at being told what to do. How these manifests, is still unclear but we know it involves humans coming together (Aquarius) and among others, money, things that are owned, real estate and established practices (Taurus). Two weeks ago when the Reddit day traders decided to take on investors who were shorting the stock Game Stop and caused major losses for big hedge funds, my friend Ann called me up and said, “Well that’s perfect Saturn square Uranus.” I agreed. A few days later a woman in Myanmar, who is a gym teacher set up her usual aerobics class and videotaped it unaware there was a coup taking place behind her. It was all insane and unpredictable which are perfectly Uranus and Aquarius. We are in cuckoo days. Got it.
On February 20 Mercury will station direct. There should be relief for those of us who have felt misunderstood or we misunderstood what was told to us. Technological mishaps were everywhere for some of us. We should see some issues that have been total haywire straighten out once Mercury station direct. Celebrate by hugging that friend or friends that helped you get through the last three weeks---Make it a Zoom hug.
Lunar phases this week:
Crescent Moon Phase
Feb 15, 2021
7:39 am PST
Focus on: What are learning about your ability to be independent? What are you learning about going your own way? What are you learning about the power of pursuing something new? What are you learning about your self-starting abilities?
2/17: Saturn square Uranus (See Above)
First Quarter Moon
Feb 19, 2021
Focus on: What actions are you taking that speak to your communication abilities? What actions are you taking that engage community and neighbors? What actions are you taking that interface with siblings? How are your actions mixing it up bringing in new information?
2/19: Venus square Mars. Love of humans versus love of money. Anger around money and values? Breakthroughs may be needed.
2/20: Mercury stations direct motion 4:51pm PST 11 Aquarius 01 (See above)
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