Green Light Full Moon

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Full Moon @ 29 Aries 07
April 19, 2019 at 7:12am EDT, 4:12am PDT, 11:12am GMT/UTC,
April 19 at 9:12 pm AEST
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"White Unicorn," web collage by Dana Hunt. The magical Unicorn emerges in a swirl of shimmering light, from the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Powehi, "adorned fathomless dark creation" is the name Hawaiian astronomers have given to Sagittarius A, a.k.a. the Black Hole of our Galactic Center. (Thanks Philip@philipsedgwick.com for sharing this info.)

A multi-talented team using a global network of telescopes collaborated for years to compile this recently-released, if somewhat artificial, first image of the black hole at the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy. It could become as iconic as that of planet Earth from space decades ago.

Still, we each need to feel a direct connection to the Galactic Heart, without mediation by the algorithms of the scientific priesthood. Find your own relationship to this image that is rippling through the collective imagination. I am sharing this one to stimulate your imagination. See original photo at https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190411.html.

A lot of energy is streaming into our solar system from galactic headquarters, especially since the 2012 Mayan calendar shift date. Are you feeling it?
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This Full Moon in Aries-Libra is at the very last degree of these two polarized signs. A month ago, on March 20, we had a powerful Full Moon on the first degree of Aries. A Blue Moon is a second full moon within one month. So let's give this astrological full moon within one sign a different designation. This Full Moon is a clear bright green light signal for moving ahead, so let's call it the Green Light Full Moon—at least this time!

The planetary dynamics of this "Green Moon" take several days to unfold. Here is the calendar:

April 17th— Just before the Full Moon, Mercury moves into Aries!Very much a green flash on the horizon! After an unusually long stay of two whole months in Pisces (usually less than one month in a sign), during which Mercury was both retrograde and conjunct Neptune for three of those weeks, it has been a rather hazy, confusing (and for some, a highly spiritual) time, with accelerated anxiety for many. Now that the fog has lifted, we can't deny that we are way more sensitive than we thought we were, intimately connected to everything around us and impacted mentally, emotionally and physically by the overload of input that we take in each day. Were you able to take time to rest, meditate or enjoy a simple walk in Mother Nature to help ground and calm you down? A good remedy with so many planets in earth signs now.

With a more grounded stance, you will be ready for the Mercury jump into Aries "ready, set, go" moment and be able to push off cleanly when the green light flashes. On to new initiatives! Finally it's time to explore the new territory we have entered, with a fresh take on your life. Sabian Symbol for 1 Aries:

"A woman arises from the sea, embraced by a seal."

18th—Almost full, the Moon squares both Saturn and Pluto. This can feel like a moment of decision or resolution, as in "It's Time," "This is it," or "I'm done here."
19-20th— Mercury gets a quantum input, as this Messenger of the godsconjuncts quantum shift Chiron and sparkling sea queen Salacia. What is flashing into your view? Magic can happen. Perhaps this is a particular, indicative push to make your move. When synchronicity strikes like a flash and things line up with serendipity, that's a green light moment!
Full Moon on the 19th!Grab someone's hand (Libra) and have an adventure (Aries) or dance in the moonlight. Within 24 hours, the Sun moves into solid earth sign Taurus(a very green sign) and immediately conjuncts Uranus.
Recently I've been exploring a new book by my astro-twin Joseph Landwehr —Astrology and the Archetypal Power of Numbers, Part 2: Arithmology in the Birthchart. It's full of astrological nuggets of all flavors, relating numbers and planets, asteroid goddesses and mythology—a real treasure trove from a lifelong astrologer. Here is some timely commentary on Sun-Uranus:
"Sun and Uranus work together... to ensure that the solar path followed by the soul in surrendering to a deeper identification with Spirit is highly individuated, defying old rules and breaking new ground to transmute chaos into "illuminated order". On a personal level Uranus facilitates the process of individuation and creative self-discovery that allows a unique contribution to be made, one capable of shining a brilliant light into the darkness of the Abyss....

"We depend upon the Sun for its predictable reliability and regularity; Uranus is an agent of syncopated rhythms, unexpected surprises, chaotic breakdowns in the established order. The Sun naturally gravitates toward that which sustains life and ensures stability; Uranus perpetually walks on the edge of balance and seeks out that which is foreign, disturbing in its intensity and disorienting in its shimmering numinosity. The Sun facilitates health ego development; Uranus can, and often does, precipitate challenges beyond the ego's capacity to cope. The Sun places itself at the nexus of a resonant field of functionally useful relationships; Uranus triggers emotional restlessness and shatters relationships one has outgrown for the sake of growth."

When Joe writes, "precipitate challenges beyond the ego's capacity to cope," don't freak out. Uranus enlightens us into our higher minds, from where we can cope. "Awaken in your own individualized way," is the invitation. Also, please note his phrase, "shimmering numinosity" in relation the Mermaid Goddess Salacia, who causes the Sun to shimmer on the sea.

As we continue on our extended Full Moon calendar, here is another invitation— from Venus—as she lights up in a "Joy to the World" moment.
20thVenus moves into Aries! It feels so right and resonant, enhancing the serendipity frequency. We feel so ready for the new. I repeat the Sabian Symbol for 1 Aries:

"A woman arises from the sea, embraced by a seal," another mermaid image. Flow with fluid luminosity and your highest excitement.

23rd— The Goddess of Love joins CHiron and Salacia. Be fully present and feel surrounded by waves of shimmering joy. If you can't feel something of this, why not? Send out an invitation and welcome the light. It's truer and deeper than any fears that may infiltrate from the intensity of the collective chaos right now.

Such fears are being rigorously evoked and provoked as the intense authority of Saturn/Pluto confronts us with instances of unhealed global history through the South Node. This has been happening for a while around the world. We are called to resist this repressive pair, standing up with the greater authority of life-giving Gaia and our own empowered capability and Self-authority clothed in the mantle of responsibility and accountability. As long as we bend the Capricorn knee to a greater spiritual authority beyond our greedy ego, we stand an agent of transformation and renewal, tending to the evolution of Earth and all our relations on this living planet. Gaia is speaking quite clearly with her planet body, reconfiguring herself. We 'simply' need to work with her to heal, grow and prosper.

In relation to this transformational configuration, let's add a couple more significant dates to our tracking: note that both Pluto (on the 24th) and Saturn (on the 29th) turn to retrograde motion, giving us some months to integrate our progress so far and create some appropriate results in our lives.
24th—Pluto retrograde @ 23 Capricorn
29th— Saturn retrograde @ 20.5 Capricorn
A last important note: Chariklo, She Who Accompanies the Healer, stands by Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, ancient as a standing stone rooted into the heart of the Earth. Once a river mermaid, she shifted from half-fish into half-horse to be a centaur alongside Chiron. Chariklo shapeshifts into whatever form most serves love. Let's invite her to show us how. She helped Chiron shift into his star body as the constellation of The Centaur. She is present for us, embodying and demonstrating the Power of Love.

Find your ground and dance on with Gaia in the joy of Venus. Create from there. 

COSMIC INSPIRATION NEWS: Laser-Focused New Moon

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New Moon @ 15 Aries 17
April 5, 2019, 4:50am EDT, 1:50am PDT,
8:50am GMT, 7:50pm AEDT
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"Contemplating Rebirth", web collage by creative visionary Dana Hunt. We are a bit beyond contemplation, perhaps through that window, rushing toward the waterfall toward a new horizon. Can we be in both places at once? This New Moon suggests we can. 

This Aries New Moon is like a switch that turns on the light as it waxes toward fullness on the 19th. By then Mercury will finally be out of Pisces and join Chiron in Aries, followed immediately by Venus. The Sun moves into Taurus to join Uranus in that sign. We will feel the impact from beneath our toes to the tippy top of our heads. Meanwhile, things are becoming increasingly different.
 
Is your world shifting in some irrevocable way? I asked this question on the last Full Moon. With Mercury now moving forward, but still in Pisces, along with Venus and Neptune, we are certainly feeling it but not quite able, perhaps, to put a finger on just how. The Piscean brush stroke a little blurry, impressionistic or dreamlike—or anxiety-ridden. Yet, also with a strong, Venus-loving invitation to melt and merge (musical cue coming!) "Into the Mystic," as Van Morrison sings.
 
In relation to Neptune, I have oft repeated the shamanic motto, "The World is As We Dream It." This is a good reminder now, let's take it to heart. Waters are continuing to wash away under the cosmic bridge, even as Chiron and Uranus have both moved into their new signs, suggesting that we are over that bridge. Are some blinders dissolving? Are you perceiving things differently? How are you viewing the fresh horizons that are revealing themselves through newly sparked brain neurons, informed by Heart and Soul?
 
This New Moon in mid-Aries invites us to jump on some kind of wild animal and take a ride. Which is your totem creature, your animal guide for this next seven years?  I was introduced to Musk Ox, who brings "prosperity through perseverance and stability". So Uranus in Taurus!  I am taking this phrase in as I imaginatively climb on a strong Musk Ox back. I foresee a long steady ride, over some rough ground here and there, but I want to feel what I imagine to be a level of stability in steady movement forward, with meaningful pauses choreographed by any retrograde planets remaining this year.
 
In fact, Jupiter turns retrograde in just a few days, on the 10th, zooming in on questions of belief, asking us to open our minds, expand our thinking. Are you able to entertain new possibilities?
 
Most significantly, this New Moon at mid-Aries waxes under strong impact from a significant Capricorn challenge. A rigorous combo of Saturn, Pluto and the karmic South Node indicate a repatterning of global geometrics (shifting tectonic plates and magnetic poles) and various global systems (social, political, economic, weather). There has been A LOT of astrological attention on this power trio, that will create a large ripple effect throughout the next two-three years and onward.
 
"There is a time for every purpose under Heaven," as is written in the Bible. A profound "Plan" is unfolding in its time, NOW. Together, Master Elder Saturn and Death-and-Rebirth Pluto are riding the tail of the Dragon, in a rather prophetic season that is meant to be.
 
[G-O-T Side Note— It really is the last season of Game of Thrones! 
Honestly, I was so turned off by the one episode I saw a few years ago when visiting family, that I never got interested until recently, realizing its huge popularity. Such impact on the collective indicates a resonance, a deep sense of relevance to what we are currently experiencing. Game of Thrones, indeed! What truth is there in this series that is catching people's attention?]

As with the non-disclosure agreements securing secrecy about the final storyline of the popular series, it can be hard to see what is happening in the chaos of the larger world drama. Pluto is secretive and hard to fathom, as much is going on behind the scenes and under the surface. We are in a new season, if not the last season, as the collective landscape is heaving. Some endings are inevitable game-changers, as Pluto and Saturn continue their serious, necessary, and inevitable restructuring of our experience, influenced by cosmic waves coming into our system to wake us up— a Great Awakening.
 
Another factor joins in this meeting of the powerful— the Centauress Chariklo is also present. Wife and teaching partner of Chiron, she has very special skills to offer. She takes whatever shape most serves love. Amidst this reshaping of our reality, I am so glad she is right in there on this potent transformational moment.
 
I said it this way in my last newsletter worth repeating:
 
"Here is one more turbo-charged combo that we ignore at our peril. The intensifying alignment of definitively Saturn with transformational Pluto and the Moon's South Node in Capricorn is bringing stuff forward from our collective history—many levels of dark stuff, both individual and collective, that is absolutely necessary to acknowledge, bring into the light and purge. Old "stuff"—ancestral? historic? unforgiven?— attitudes, regrets, beliefs, self concepts, etc.)—can get in our way blocking growth and forward movement. In what ways do you feel like a root-bound plant in too small a pot?
 
At the same time, we can pull on our experience from the deep past, bolstering us with the capability to look these things in the eye and resolve them. Intimately involved with new developments is Chiron's mythic spouse, Chariklo, who teaches how to flow with the waters of life, rather than resisting destiny. Adaptability and preparation engage creativity to meet any exigency, as we stand at the ready to respond to our calling."
 
Now is the time to get laser-focused on your plan of action. 
It will reveal itself to you if you pay attention. 
Take your time to feel it out, and then go for it! 
The next Full Moon on April 19th and into the 20th is our green light moment.
 

Via Combusta

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I was born in the Via Combusta: that mysterious place that lies between 15 degrees Libra and 15 degrees Scorpio. And Neptune sits at 15 degrees Scorpio. So…I could be quite magic, but will always be a Line Strider.

“Being Born In The Via Combusta Means You Have Magical Powers. The term Via Combusta, this scary sector of the Zodiac, was coined in a foreboding era. People faced real evils in the form of openly corrupt clerics and rulers. There were inquisitions, crusades, and wars against pagans undertaken by local councils. The Via Combusta is a super potent time of the year. The alchemists worked with it. Personal planets or points there meant you had a powerful affinity with magical energy. I love the sound of your Phoenix wardrobe.”

- Read more at: https://mysticmedusa.com/2016/06/traveling-via-combusta/

Full Moon • Frequency Surge

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March 20, 2019 @ 9:43pm EDT, 6:43pm PDT
March 21 @ 1:43am GMT/UTC, 12:43pm AE
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Image: La Ciudad Hidroespacial (The Hydrospatial City), detail, hanging installation by Gyula Kosece, acrylic, paint, metal and light. Photo by author from the Palm Springs (CA) Museum exhibit, December 2017.

[Note] see below for webinar announcement and extra special astro-specials! 

This Full Moon, at almost the exact moment of Equinox, inserts an exclamation point at this major seasonal turning point of the year. You might remember that there was a Full Moon exclamation point at the Solstice Full Moon last December. Two seasonal exclamation points in a row now—wow! This is special.

Pure energetic portal. 

Is your world shifting in some irrevocable way? This is a new season, a new day, a fresh, unprecedented field of energy that stretches ahead of us.

And there is more— indeed, a rather spectacular cosmic switch is turned on, as the Sun joins and the Full Moon reflects its light altared by Chiron, the Holistic Quantum Shapeshifter. Chiron activates alternate, inclusive perspectives that unite the mentality of the brain with the heartbeat resonance of love-wisdom. If you want to amp up your own potential to thicken your corpus callosum, the largest white matter structure in the brain, and improve interactive circuitry between left and right brain hemispheres, move both of your open-palmed hands back and forth in front of you. Playing drums, poi ball spinning, qigong, tai chi and other modalities that involve movement crossing the body may appeal.

Also present is Salacia, Queen of the Mer People, who makes the sun to sparkle on the sea, an amazing goddess presence. As you may know, I've been very interested in cosmic mermaids lately, and this Full Moon validates my interest. Being a newly discovered planetoid in the river of small icy bodies in the distant Kuiper Belt, I imagine her smiles create a shimmer in the incoming fluid plasma waves, sparkling with subliminal light from the star field and the central life source in the heart of our galaxy.

"Sonoluminescence" means Sound into Light! What a great word! Experimentation is showing that the sound frequencies of stars produce geometric patterns as well as light. Perhaps Salacia sings mermaid songs to make the light dance on the waves.

Plasma carries the electric currents which create the magnetic field of the galaxy. Charged particles move in spiral orbits with this field.

 Another great word, "magnetohydrodynamic" energy,' refers to a fluid combination of electro-magnetic and physical forces as described by experimental electrical engineer and plasma physicist Hannes Alfven, 1970 Nobel Laureate. Space is alive with plasma and electromagnetism, "filled with a network of currents which transfer energy and momentum over large or very large distances," he wrote.

 Huge amounts of energy can be converted, stored and released by cosmic plasma. "From the smallest particle to the largest galactic formation, a web of electrical circuitry connects an unifies all of nature, organizing galaxies, energizing stars, giving birth to planets and, on our own world, controlling weather and animating biological organisms. Thee are no isolated islands in an electric universe," write David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill in Thunderbolts of the Gods. Read More Here.

Earth Dream New Moon

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Impressions

New Moon @ 15 Pisces 47
March 6, 2019 @11:04am EST, 8:04am PST, 4:04pm GMT/UTC,
March 7 @3:04am AEDT
Image: "Stjarnfodd," (means something like "Starborn" in Swedish), photo by Jonna Jinton. See more of Jonna's inspiring art and watch her tell of her life in remote Sweden—beautiful landscapes.

Be sure to listen to her "Song of the Ice," actually audio of sounds made in a deep frozen lake, powerful earth song which echoes the celestial music. Here is a link to download this extraordinary piece of nature music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6xaVnusbc&t=1205s

She writes, "Ever since I first heard the sounds of the ice growing I've felt fascinated by it. Sometimes it makes these high, vibrating almost alien-like sounds. And sometimes, these really deep, low sounds as if the ancient spirit of the earth awakened from it's sleep and roars out in the night." 

Midway through the month of Pisces, this special, effervescent New Moon ripples with subtle wavelengths from the cosmic seas above us. Earth is ever singing, shaking, bursting with new life. Our evolvingEarth is dreaming a New Dream, a Dream of Awakening, a Big Dream. 

I share impressions, particularly appropriate for such Piscean energies. And also because, like many of you, this merry-go-round world seems turning faster than usual, with various distractions, mental swirling and whirling, and priorities to juggle. The Kosmos is asking lots of perplexing questions with answers that can only come through our own attendance and experience.

What a New Moon! Uranus enters Taurus, Mercury turns retrograde, and a special Neptune/Vesta conjunction calls for dedication and attention to the sacred.

Biggest New Moon News!

Uranus, the Awakener, crosses into Taurus just hours before this New Moon, indicating and accompanying an increasing activation of the Earth's magnetosphere, from incoming cosmic waves and heightened energy fields. Uranus gave us a heads up last May amidst an emotional roller coaster of eclipses and retrogrades that lasted through the rest of 2018. Uranus stepped back into Aries to reignite our excitement about embarking on the new adventure of our transforming planet. Now in Taurus for the next seven years, Uranus calls us to more deeply embody potentials higher consciousness. Simplicity and basic resources are key. And remember that Chiron just entered Aries, for a fresh circle round the zodiac signs. This is an exciting time to be alive!

This New Moon at 16 Pisces has a most resonant Sabian Symbol—

"In a Quiet Moment, a Creative Individual Experiences the Flow of Inspiration"

Artists will be very inspired during this Moon cycle. The Muse of Music will be especially tuned in and tuned up. Imagery, dream-stories, poetry, fine arts in all mediums, will speak loudly to our spirits and fine tune our emotional bodies.

A worthwhile suggestion is to develop an emotionally enriching and uplifting music list to delight you, with your heart song favorites, perhaps including classical and "new age" pieces that flow and harmonize your biofield and light up your star body. Music and frequency creates light.

"The Luminous Energy Field is a biomagnetic field which does not end where your skin ends but rather extends to the farthest reaches of the universe, diminishing in intensity, yet never vanishing altogether. Your LEF contains stars and galaxies within it."

─ excerpt from Dr. Alberto Villoldo's new book, Grow a New Body

Planet Neptune, God of the Sea, infuses this New Moon with extraordinary and subtle influences, if we give ourselves time to tune in. We will need soothing of our spirits amidst the outer chaos and choppy seas. Neptune is, at times, a stormy god, and continues strong in its own sign, Pisces. The realm of feelings is deep, fluid and often secretive, like mermaids. Neptune's companion on this Moon is the bright asteroid Vesta, Priestess of the Sacred Flame, in a devotional submission to the light. We seek spiritual sanctuary or "refuge," as Buddhists call it. 

At 17 Pisces, Right next to the New Moon, at 17 Pisces, this planet/asteroid pair evokes another relevant Sabian Symbol: "An Easter Promenade." This image alludes to the public celebratory side of holy mysteries that attend this turning point time of year, heading toward Equinox. Don't let your head by turned by the glamour of all the stylish Easter bonnets! Attend to that deeper call, from that place of yearning, of soul desire, the truth that gives life value and is worth living—and dying— for, the spiritual source that ever-renews us. Even the Earth expresses this desire in its beauty that inspires our reverence for the divine. This is one theme amplified by Uranus in earth sign Taurus.

"Who has heard in their dreaming that voice which speaks at the corner in a flowering copse of Faerie? A voice unknown which comes like words of consecration, telling of quests pursued, of ends attained in quest and very secret things of an end beyond all ends.

 

O the wild ways of Faerie, lightness and darkness, 

amber deeps of brightness and violet shadows.

Glory of grass, glory of leaves, and glory of painted flowers.

Give me the glory of Faeries till I tire of all the images.

Give me the one image, which is love in the heart of all."

                            —Quest of the Golden Stairs, A.E. Waite

 

Mercury now retrograde READ MORE HERE

Full Moon • February

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Full Moon @ 0 Pisces-Virgo 42
February 19, 10:53am EST, 7:53am PST, 3:53pm GMT
February 20, 2:53am AEDT

The interplay between the faerie magic of nature-loving Virgo and cosmic seafaring Pisces is subtle and delightfully nuanced. There is a delicate angelic touch, like the vibration of heavenly harps, especially at the very first breath of these two signs. 
 
"Blessed are the openings beyond the hills, 
sunset and sunrise, East and West in Faerie, 
platforms and uplands, height above height ascending,
the way of the Path to Heaven." 
—The Quest of the Golden Stairs, A.E. Waite
 
The Full Moon at the Leo-Virgo cusp evokes the Sphinx, with its strong Lion body and head of the Goddess. This cusp reminds us of the last Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017, at this very edge. That powerful moment emphasized the Lion; this Moon in with the Goddess. What has occurred in your life since then? Where are you in your life, with yourself now as we emerge from that cycle into a brand new one?
 
With her mystery and mythic mystique, what was and what is the question the Sphinx has for you? No doubt, it's a doozy. Or maybe a druzy, a good name for this dazzling Super Moon (yes, another one!). A druzy is a fine crystalline dusting on a rock surface or a geode. You've probably seen druzy jewelry, so very shimmery, catching the light on multiple tiny facets. It's very much like the "cosmic glitter" that I've been reporting on, as waves of high frequency subatomic photons sweep through our solar system. Here we are, in a waterfall of invisible interstellar druzy. It's as if a fine dust of crystalline stardust is wafting through our atmosphere, through our astral (star) bodies and our very cells. So that might be the key question: Do you feel the sparkly druzy? 
Sparkle on— shimmer shimmer shimmer...bling bling bling!
 
"All living cells of plants, animals and human beings emit biophotons which cannot be seen by the naked eye but can be measured by special equipment....PHOTONIC BODY is a biohologram projected by coherent light and sound. We arise from and are sustained by field phenomena, waves of biophotonic light and sound, which form our essential nature through acoustic holography." 
—from an article by Iona Miller I clipped some years ago.
 
Another question: Did you notice my unfinished line in the February 4th New Moon newsletter, re "The best side of Eris is......."?
That's one good Sphinx-like question, even as Eris and Uranus continue their edgy disruption. I couldn't figure it out right then, and forgot to go back to it. One sharp-eyed reader wrote back immediately, offering her answer: "Eris, keeping us on our toes." 
 
Uranus is just about to finish up its 7-year passage through Aries, still with edgy Eris influence (no slacking!), crossing the line into Taurus on the next New Moon. The activating square with Uranus and the Nodes of the Moon is still flaring, with the potential of translating the basic pragmatic approach of Capricorn into the gentle resilience of caring Cancer. We can use the earthiness of Capricorn to calm any emotional turbulence of Cancer that might arise in front of extraordinary change. We also need each other in this shift. Capricorn tends to take it all on and feel the pressure, but Cancer knows when support is needed. Invite and welcome what you need.
 
As we remain alert and vigilant, scanning the ocean horizon for a fresh sparkly trail, along which we can trek to where water meets sky. Chiron has just moved across that liminal horizon at the far side of Pisces into Aries, like the famous green flash at sunset, so elusive and effervescent one wonders, "Did I really see that?" You can answer "nnoooo" and turn away, either discouraged or ready to try again tomorrow. Or you can step up and answer "Yes!" and light up new brain cells that change your reality.
 
"Liminal" means an in-between space, "situated at a sensory threshold: barely perceptible or capable of eliciting a response," says Merriam-Webster online dictionary. Thus it is no longer "subliminal" or below the threshold. It is on the threshold of reality, like subatomic particles coalesce into matter. Or the aetheric field, the vibrational sea from which matter emerges. 
 
In anthropology, "liminality is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rites, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the rite is complete." We are there or, rather we are Here! Chiron is the "Be Here Now" catalyst. To be as fully present as we can in each moment can reveal the new horizons, open previously unforeseen potentials.
 
Welcoming Chiron into Aries, we find one of the recently discovered objects in the distant Kuiper Belt beyond Pluto. Mermaid Salacia causes the sunlight to sparkle on the sea. Having entered Aries in just the last two years, she has been very interactive with the photonic wave influx, enhancing the sparkling effect with the gentle love in her heart. Neptune was so taken by her special light-hearted qualities that he married her, but only after she tested his serious intentions. Salacia is Goddess of the Sea, reminding us of the Cosmic Cornucopia that pours forth its bounty and blessings on all who honor the All That Is.
 
We are clearly swimming in the cosmic seas this Pisces Sun sign month. Neptune continues in its own sign, Pisces, now joined by Mercury. Mercury extends it stay in Pisces through an extra month or more, turning retrograde on March 5-6—that same New Moon in Pisces that sees the Uranus sign change.  That will be a "sea change" indeed.
 
In Pisces all the way until April 17, Mercury informs us through psychic attunement, strong dreaming, empathy and compassion, tuning in to the heart rather than the brain. Take your time to listen deeply. Perhaps you'll hear the angels play their harps or be given wise guidance in your dreams or meditations. Take care how you say things, being as clear as you can, and clear your ears and heart to be able to hear what others are communicating to you. Let's be kind to ourselves and each other as we navigate rather confusing waters in a sometimes foggy landscape. Don't take your hand off the rudder or get distracted or go escapist. More frequently than usual, you may need to come back to yourself and center in your sparkling, druzy light bodies. Attend to your spiritual life. Honor the highest in you. What could be more important?

This Full Moon in Virgo is fine-tuning our daily priorities and our values. What is most useful? What does success really mean? We can be of service to Earth and the highest good of all by infusing even simple daily tasks with thanks giving. Let's start by thanking the stars that shine, sparkling and shimmering like heavenly druzys!
 

Cosmic Glitter New Moon

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February 4, 4:04pm EST, 1:04pm PST, 9:04pm GMT
February 5, 8:10am AEDT
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: Section of "La Ciudad Hidroespacial" ("The Hydrospatial City"), installation by Gyula Kosice, created from acrylic, paint, metal and light, exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum, CA, 2017.
Photo by author.

With courage in our hearts, we raise our arms to welcome a shimmering cosmic influx that changes everything. This electric Aquarian New Moon follows-up the powerful portal of the January 20-21 Total Super Moon Eclipse (doesn't that seem SO long ago?!). It serves as a harbinger to unexpected developments that will continue to ripple through our solar system, planet Earth and our psychosomatic fields for months to come. Some say this is an unprecedented game-changer for consciousness and life on our planet. Sounds dramatic, but what if it is true? Do you imagine it could be possible? What do you imagine it might be like? Are you courageous enough let your heart do the imagining?

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This New Moon is fueled by a Mars/ Uranus conjunction— explosive! in Aries —indicating action on several levels. Mars pushes us further through the eclipse doorway from two weeks ago. The presence of dwarf planet Eris pushes the edge even further, with her radical daring to stir things up, shake, rattle and roll. Some will be taken by surprise, even shocked. Others are restless for change; some cause provocation; some may lash out from frustration. Many move forward, energized and positive-minded. How will you respond? The best side of Eris is
 
Saturn and Pluto are moving toward their inevitable rapprochement in earth sign Capricorn, with potent impact on our collective destiny. Gaia Earth is evolving in the cosmic flow. We need to follow her lead and take practical action to conserve resources and attend to basics. There is a lot going on behind the scenes and under the surface that we will not see. Earthquakes and volcanic activity are likely to be heightened on physical, mental and emotional levels, shaking up our world. What kind of change do you want? Empower it. Venus just entered Capricorn to add longterm value. This is an opportune moment, with boundless potential for grace and growth.
 
If we are listening, we can receive the guidance of Asteroid Pallas (Athena) holding high her Libran Scales of Justice, and implementing her tactical wisdom to fight injustice and open our awareness for peace. She has allies. Flanking the New Moon, Mercury in Aquarius offers a broad perspective, even more spacious partnered with Black Moon Lilith and her experiential wisdom transmission.A useful perspective: It Is As It Is. Take it from there. Arguing with events because they don't match your expectations or beliefs will only create anxiety. Mental distortions and cognitive dissociation are often caused because we are too much in our heads.

One of my (multiple) Aquarian friends recently experienced the death of her mother. The death was anticipated, and she thought she knew how it would be, but the experience was not at all what she expected. One can theorize all one wants about how things will unfold or feel, but life doesn't often match our ideas. Thank goodness!
 
How open are you to new ideas and, most of all, to how you are feeling in each moment? Let this New Moon cycle take you into new levels of what is possible within you. Witness the mental tricks your own mind throws at you, obfuscating what is right in front of you. Let the cosmic glitter sparkle through your energy body and into your bloodstream with a shimmering radiance that dis-covers darkness.  Find your way to let go and push out all that holds you back.
 
On the eve of the next Full Moon, February 19, the Sun enters Pisces. And Chiron again moves across the Zodiac zero point into Aries. Last April, Chiron entered Aries for a few months (into September) for a heads up. What did you notice? Since returning to Pisces for the last few months, a lot of water has washed away under Chiron's bridge, bringing much loss for many of us. We are more ready and laundry-fresh, crisp and clean, to enter the new heightened field of energy that vibrates with clarity.  Find your own zero point and plug in. Align with cosmic companions with whom you are in most alignment, true friends that embrace you for who you are, no matter the "small stuff," those with whom you can shine. Co-creation is the name of the game. Play your part. Shine on! Sparkle with the incoming cosmic glitter. This game of life is serious. Can we make light of it? What a contribution that would be!
 
"When you follow the path of the Earthkeepers with sincere intention and an open heart, 
you'll find yourself in the company of like-minded individuals who strive to live by ethics and vision."       ─Alberto Villoldo, PhD

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Lunar Eclipse Cancer • Full Moon Leo

SUPER MOON ECLIPSE PORTAL
Full Moon @ 0 Aquarius/LEO 52
January 20, 2019, 9:17pm PST,
January 21, 12:17am EST, 5:17am GMT

Image: Total Eclipse of January 31, 2018, photo by Cosmic News reader Peggy Lenahan. One year later, here we go again with a supermoon eclipse, taking us to the next level!
 
2019 has started right out with eclipses, the first subtle solar eclipse on January 6 and now our first (total!) lunar eclipse changes the color and tone of our experience early on in the new year. Sandwiched tightly between Saturn and Pluto, this is a 'no-nonsense,' 'Big Happenings are happening' opening window into a fast-tracked year.
 
All year, we continue to be under the disciplined regimen of Saturn and Pluto, implacably focused on a redesign of the way we are living on a living planet. In Capricorn, the best response is simple, basic, clean, streamlined, useful and practical. The basic pragmatic approach of Capricorn earthiness can often calm emotional turmoil, settle insecure feelings and effectively move a stagnant situation into a new gear.
 
This Total Full Moon Eclipse is a super 'blood' moon, especially large because closer to Earth. A total eclipse that turns the Moon reddish, therefore called a 'blood moon.' This is the last total lunar eclipse until 2021. In 2018 we had two. It is also the last eclipse that occurs in the signs Leo and Aquarius, a sequence that began with the famous "Great American Eclipse of August 2017. Have you satisfactorily stepped up to the challenge of these eclipses: to show up as more of who you really are?
 
A lunar eclipse has broader visibility than a solar eclipse. This one is basically visible from the eastern Pacific, across the Americas and the Atlantic, in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and a bit of northeastern Asia. Whether you can see it or not, welcome and respond to this stunning invitation, asa compelling opportunity to engage the energetic awakening, unexpected perspectives and surprising flashes of fresh developments on the horizons in 2019.

The emotional desire of this Moon is to break through the eclipse shadows into the freedom and adventure of uncharted territory.
 
In a few short weeks (February 17-18th), Chiron crosses the Pisces/Aries 'event horizon,' the point at the end and beginning of the zodiac cycle— just in time to celebrate the very next Full Moon, on February 19th. If we are willing to let this Full Moon Eclipse wash away stale energies, spiritual weariness, disconnected mentalizing; any discouragement, hopelessness, fear or anxieties that are resisting growth and openness to the brand new sparkling field of energy that is shining around us. How do we become aware that this field shimmers through own field of energy and through our bodies, charging up dormant brain cells, offering unprecedented potentials, if we are open to perceive, receive and answer the call to create the new vision.
 
The eclipse energy may take us by surprise, with some hidden surprises hidden in its shadows. 
Uranus, the Wild Card Change Maker, is highly active in this eclipse, fired up for a last burst of fireworks in Aries before it grounds the lightning. 
Uranus plants itself in Taurus for the next seven years, starting on the March 6 New Moon. (The planets seem to be coordinating with the Moon cycle!) That's just a couple of months from now!) Read More

Solar Eclipse • New Moon 1/5/2019

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NEW MOON partial solar eclipse @ 15 Capricorn 25
January 5, 2019, 8:29pm EST, 5:29pm PST,
January 6, 1:29pm GMT, 12:29pm AEDT

 
A partial solar eclipse is the first New Moon in this New Year, changing the color and tone of our experience early on in 2019. Sandwiched tightly between Saturn and Pluto, this is a 'no-nonsense,' 'Big Happenings are happening' opening window into a fast-tracked year. Ultima Thule, indeed!
 
Capricorn is a serious, sometimes quirky sign that takes earthy experience in its hands like a potter shaping clay. If you have ever used a potter's wheel, you know that by using the pressure of your hands you can shape the clay, even while the texture and weight of the clay responds with its own specific earthy qualities. How do we deepen our relationship with Gaia, the living Earth, amidst the necessities and exigencies of mundane life on Earth— even as She changes and we change in mutual creative and complex choreography, all orchestrated by larger and smaller planetary cycles?
 
We can look for the magic in the mundane, as cosmic waves roll in and raise the frequencies of the whole solar system. We are part of something much bigger and greater, but have our own particular 'job' to do for the whole to function. This eclipse indicates a subtle but definite step up in our response-ability to this mutual embrace and support, the giving and receiving of the life force. How open can you be?
 
We may be taken by surprise. Uranus is fired up for a last burst of fireworks in Aries before it grounds the lightning. It plants itself in Taurus for the next seven years, starting on the March 6 New Moon. That's just a couple of months from now! Read More …

Solstice Full Moon

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Full Moon @ 0 Capricorn/Cancer 50
December 22, 2018, 12:50pm EST, 9:50am PST, 5:50pm GMT
December 23, 4:50am AEDT
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: White Unicorn, web collage by Dana Hunt. The Unicorn is a wonderful image for the Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp, as it combines the horsy sense of Sagittarius and the archer's arrow in its single horn, as well as being a magical, mythical beast as is the Capricorn Sea Goat.

I love it when a Full Moon lights up a Solstice, like an exclamation point.

The Solstices mark the (apparent) northerly and southerly turn-around points of the Sun, and the change of dark to light, light to dark. The Sun seems to pause for about 5 days, like a retrograde planet turning around, opening a doorway, a celebratory space, into a new season.  This Full Moon activates both Solstice points, with the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Cancer. These two potent cusps mark the "official" beginning of summer and winter seasons, reversed in the northern and southern hemispheres.

This major turning point is accompanied by several planetary combinations spice up the sky, most notably:

Jupiter and Mercury in Sagittarius— King and Counselor. May Justice and Righteousness prevail.  Intuition inspires perception. Lots of News. Adventure at the drop of a hat.

 Mars and Chiron in Pisces, with Neptune's nearby influence, may undermine (on the negative side) or soften (positive side) our energy. It is a combination that suggests taking it easy, to be present and still at this turning point of the Sun. Prayer, meditation, bathing, and various subtle holistic (Chiron) modalities that can soothe your energy, washing off anxieties. A lot of old 'stuff' is washing away under the bridge, as Chiron transitions into a new sign in the new year.  

 Venus and Ceres commune in Scorpio. As Venus emerges from the circle of her retrograde, Ceres greets her. Ceres, guardian of the people and "all our relations," has been a significance influence in relation to this Venus deep dive, strongly evoking the journey of Persephone into the underworld. She finds her sovereignty as Queen, and can return with this self-knowledge. How deep has your journey been? Have you experienced a pull that brought forth another level of your desire to be, to transform, to renew? What do you bring back from that journey into your heart? What has been released? Can you stay with the internal heart connection that has been made, in both painful and joyful ways?

Venus retrograde is a "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all"

experience. Pay attention to your process of unfolding the gifts, stay fully embodied, be courageous enough to Be Here Now.

 

A mantra for your New Year's resolution?

 The Magic of Intention

You are what

your deepest desire is.

As your desire,

so is your intention.

As your intention,

so is your will.

As your will,

so is your deed.

As your deed,

so is your destiny.

 

Enough reading. Go out and experience the light of this special Solstice Full Moon.
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Dream Vision New Moon

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New Moon @ 15 Sagittarius 07
December 6, 2018, 11:20pm PST
December 7, 2:20am EST, 7:20am GMT, 6:20pm AEDT
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: Ancient Goddess Gemu resides in Lion Mountain and appears to the people riding a white horse. For this New Moon, perhaps we can see her as a horse goddess aspect of the Sagittarian Archer.  Brilliant goddess scholar Max Dashu (of www.suppressedhistories.net) recently shared about Gemu, referencing this website for more of her stories and interesting history.

December offers clear breath of fresh motivation and inspiration. Get on your horse and ride with Gemu!

A quick succession of planetary movements picks up the pace:
*12/6   Mercury turns forward@27 Scorpio—deep reconsiderations and mental reconfigurations uncover insights that lead to a vision we can enthusiasically aim for.
*12/6-7   New Moon @ 15+ Sagittarius—a new lunar cycle begins tapping into profound impulse from The Great Attractor, the focal point of a gigantic galactic supercluster of thousands of galaxies that our Milky Way Galaxy is part of. Wow, more than Awesome.
*12/8    Chiron turns forward@ 28 Pisces— healing water flow under the bridge freeing up old pain, opening compassion and spiritual grace, as new cellular and brain synapses fire up.
*12/12   Mercury re-enters Sagittarius, sighting the true target.
*12/21-22   Mercury meets up with Jupiter in Sagittarius, powerful in its own sign, on the Solstice Full Moon— the Messenger of the Gods broadcasts wisdom from the King of the Gods, wielder of the lightning bolt. More on this next time, when we'll all know more.

The Sabian Symbol that goes with it. Dane Rudhyar's version is my favorite for 16 Sagittarius:

"A calm ocean; a motionless ship; lazily soaring seagulls."

(Read more… ) So much GREAT STUFF to read this month…don’t miss it!!!

Cuspy Full Moon • November 23, 2018

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CUSPY FULL MOON
Full Moon at 00 Sagittarius/ GEMINI 52

November 22, 2018, 9:39pm PST
November 23, 2018, 12:39am EST, 5:39am GMT, 2:39pm AEDT
Image:
Almost Full Moon Eclipse, 7-26-18, photograph by Cosmic News reader Peggy Lenahan. 

This Full Moon falls at the intersection of two zodiac signs—cusps, we call them. Such edges where signs overlap offer creative mixtures of zodiac imagery. I've played with these from time to time over the years, without making it a formal study. This Full Moon gives an excellent opportunity to overlay imagery and merge signs.

Sun at 0+ Sagittarius, still carries an undercurrent of Scorpio's intensity. 

One option of their joined imagery is the Zen Archer!

String the Sagittarian bow and fit it with a sharp arrow from the Archer's quiver. Prepare to let loose that arrow, but wait. Close your eyes. Tap into your heart. Listen deeply. Move the aim of the arrow as you feel out the direction that will be the truest for you. Then Zing! let go the arrow as your intuition indicates the time is right. 

Full Moon at 0+ Gemini, merges earthy Taurus with airy Gemini to give us the Dandelion— from deep earthy Taurus roots to airborn Gemini seedlings.

With healthy roots and nutritious leaves for salads, tea and remedies, the dandelion spreads prolifically across lawns and fields in spring/summer. Often dismissed as a weed, dandelion is a earthy herbal power house with a touch of Gemini whimsy. The yellow fuzzy flower is colorful, teasing and fun-looking, attracting bees, butterflies and beetles, before unexpectedly turning to fluffy winged parachutes that carry seedlings on the wind far and wide to pop up in new places next spring. 

The Sun and Moon both square Mars, now in Pisces. There is so much going on, this week can feel like a busy big city intersection at rush hour. 

In such a pattern, three corners of a square are occupied, leaving empty the 4th corner. This empty corner is called in; the activity of the squares moves to fill in that empty corner, Virgo! Keep your priorities straight, find your natural flow and you will find things work out—in spite of Mercury retrograde!

Ah, yes, Mercury is retrograde until December 6, just in time for the next New Moon. Don't be dismayed, use it! Take advantage of this "time out" from mundane time. Meanwhile so many celestial signs encourage us to transmute fears, anxieties and (Read More…)

Gift of the Goddess New Moon

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New Moon at 15 Scorpio 11
November 7, 2018, 11:02am EST, 8:02am PST, 4:02pm GMT,
November 8, 1:02am AEDT
Image:
Vermont's new Ceres as "Agriculture"— model/photo by Jerry Williams, for the third incarnation of Vermont's State House statue. Now in process of being sculpted in her full 14-foot stature, Vermont's third incarnation of the goddess replaces an older one that had deteriorated beyond repair. The new Ceres will be lifted atop the golden dome of the State House at the end of this month. /photo[I have written an article about the history of the three statues for Vermont Woman magazine. I will send link to online version when published.]
 
Summary of November
A tangible change in the energy field this month slowly turns the tide of 2018 with this November 7 New Moon. Opportunity and adventure beckon as King Jupiter jumps into fiery Sagittarius, where he rules. Halfway through the month, Mercury turns retrograde in that same sign. It takes more time than we want to get a clear sense of direction. Detours or rerouting are likely. The Full Moon on November 23 is dynamic and very busy, with a push-pull of distractions. Exercise discernment—and exercise, period. Oxygenate your body and intuition. Don't believe everything you hear. Find the truth in your heart.
 
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Before I outline the sequence of changes this month, I want to share one especially lovely feature of this New Moon. Let's b that Venus is still retrograde for another week. In her own sign of Libra all month, she graciously smoothes things out and seeks agreements— within ourselves first.
 
There is a special meeting of Venus and Ceres, conjunct at 26-28 Libra. Ceres is a Mother Nature archetype, Mother of millions of small asteroids. Ceres was the first discovered object in the asteroid belt and the largest. First considered a planet, then one of the growing number of asteroids, it is now considered a dwarf planet. Symbolically, then, Ceres has become more significant in our collective consciousness. I love that she joins Venus, as the Goddess of Love slows to turn forward in her own sign. A new balance is being achieved. We have been through a deep process as Venus plunged into the dark subterranean territory of Scorpio. She pulled us into personal depths to find a new and vital vein of heart intelligence that reverberates in harmony with a chord of truth and connects us to a greater field of universal energy. Ceres suggests this deeper harmony ties into a resonance with Earth energy as well. We need this awareness with the increasing planetary emphasis in the earth signs—Pluto and Saturn approach a powerful 2020 conjunction in Capricorn and, soon, Uranus will be in Taurus.
 
Venus and Ceres are also in alignment with Spica, the blue white "Gifting Star" in Virgo, representing the sheaf of wheat that she holds, as seed and fruit of Nature's cycle. As Goddess of Agriculture, Ceres is also pictured with a sheaf of wheat, indicating a strong emphasis on the Gifts of the Goddess. Astronomically Venus is unusually close to the star. Are you open to receiving their gifts? Have you found some renewed sense of emotional balance that prepare you to recognize potentials and unexpected options that are opening up for you, that can inform the choices and decisions you make? There is a warning that we be careful not to make rash decisions, but to consider deeply what feels truly and deeply right, honorable and appropriate.  
 
Let's add in the Sabian Symbol for this New Moon @ 16 Scorpio, as another cosmic feminine reference: "A Girl's Face Breaking into a Smile."
What would cause your face break into a smile, like a sudden shaft of sunlight breaking through the clouds?
Here is a quote in Lynda Hill's classic, The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle, for this 16 Scorpio degree, especially relevant to Venus:
"Beauty is a power; a smile is its sword." —Charles Reade
A smile is a Gift from the Goddess, as referenced by this stellium of influences: Venus, Ceres, and Virgo's star Spica.
 
November's Shifting Ground
This beautiful trio of goddesses gives us a backdrop of three Graces as we look to November's series of significant sign changes that changes the tone of our experience in a clear way. Here's a summary:
 
October 31— Mercury in Sagittarius & Venus in Libra
On Halloween planetary trickster Mercury shifted into Sagittariusand
Venus retrograded back into Libra, a sweet treat in her own sign. These two planets stay where they are for all of November.
 
November 6— Uranus back in Ariesuntil March 6, 2019
Uranus sends up flares, lights more fires and creates a fresh surge of excitement. Yet another lightning storm of incoming plasma waves sweeps in from the center of the galaxy. This Awakener planet of higher mind, turns on dormant brain cells, changing our minds. Rewired and surprised? Invite cosmic spaciousness with an Aries open-minded flare of "tabla rasa," standing alert with "Be Here Now" attention.
Uranus stays in Aries into the New Year. We need this Aries "take two" to be stronger and better prepared when Uranus reenters the fields of Taurus again next March, to plow new territory. We'll be in new cosmic country by then.
 
November 7— This New Moon   in mid-Scorpio announces further exciting changes:
 
Nov. 8— Jupiter enters Sagittarius!until December 2, 2019
Once a year the Big Planet changes sign. This is the day that finds Jupiter in its rulership for the first time in 12 years! Hurrah! The pace picks up with Jupiter's cheerleading. We are stimulated with visionary fire, enthusiasm and intuitive imagination. Archers, string your bow and sharpen your arrows in readiness. Mercury soon retrogrades in Sagittarius to give us extra time to rewrite the script as we seek our true aim and clear direction. 
 
This is a juicy sequence of dates: (Read more)

New Venus Full Moon

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Full Moon at 1 TAURUS-Scorpio 13
October 24, 2018, 12:45pm EDT, 9:45am PDT, 4:45pm GMT,
October 25, 3:45am AEDT
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Mermaid Morgan, by artist William Giese. 
See more of his work on Instagram: william.giese. 

This Full Moon announces the New Venus two days later.

Venus retrograde fully conjuncts the Sun in Scorpio as she merges invisibly into the light of Sun, while the Full Moon in Taurus is intimately involved with (conjunct)  Uranus. 

This is quite a Full Moon dynamic! And squaring the Nodes of the Moon, the Line of Destiny, highlighting a karmic turning point in our collective experience. Repercussions reverberate well into the New Year.

The cosmic seas have been churning with storms of all kinds this year. This is another tidal turning point, evoking the edginess of Uranus transitioning into Taurus. Before it hunkers into its 7-year cycle in that earth sign, the "oddball planet" of revolutionary impact and higher mind consciousness will revert back to Aries for a fresh spark of fire starting in early November. Meanwhile Sir Radical is not letting us forget that the energy field is supernaturally, electrically charged, plowing up new ground (Taurus) in our collective experience. Read More


Natural Law • New Moon Oct. 8

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New Moon at 15 Libra 48
October 8, 11:47 pm EDT, 8:47pm PDT,
October 9, 4:47am BST, 1:47pm AEST

Image: Vermont's Ceres, illustration by artist Steve Hogan for the cover of "The Bridge" newspaper, week of April 19-May 2, 2018. See more of Hogan's "groovy art for your modern lifestyle" at Steve-Hogan.com. A new version of Ceres is being carved for the top of the Vermont Capitol dome, as the old pine statue is falling apart.  

This powerful New Moon in Libra is ruled by Venus and fueled by Pluto. Libra often has a "nice" reputation, known for being accommodating and relational. Maybe not so much this time.

Ruling Venus, is in secretive, mysterious Scorpio, soon to disappear from the evening sky, as she curves back toward the Sun. Retrograde until mid-November, Venus turns backward and inward, seeking deeper meaning in life—especially in such a profound sign as Scorpio. Venus will be withdrawing into deep Scorpionic caverns of the heart all through October. One of her 584-day cycles is ending; a new one begins on October 26, when Venus conjuncts the Sun, infused by the light of our Star.

Venus in deep dark Scorpio matches up with Pluto, the Transformer, challenging this New Moon in Libra to scrutinize and investigate how well the sacred Feather of Truth balances the Scales of Libra. Pluto is a game changer in any sign, and in Capricorn the "rules" in play by are clearly changing.

There are various interpretations of rules. In relation to the Libra's Scales of Justice, we might again consider the phrase "Rule of Law" I brought up last time, and see what we comes to mind these two weeks later. More essentially than the political playing field, let's look at the rules we, individually, play by. As we follow Venus downward and inward, are we being "fair," to ourselves as well as others, in our attitudes and expression?

It may not always be "pretty," and this is the "dark side" both Pluto and Venus retrograde in Scorpio want to expose and have us confront the "mirror, mirror on the wall." Through looking within we can awaken consciousness from the inside out, shedding any dried-out, snarky snakeskins, and  tapping into our truest feelings of love and trust, evoking a fuller, richer sense of self. This is a deep piece of work, no doubt, with strong spiritual overtones, provided by Neptune in harmony with Venus.

Dwarf planet Ceres accompanies this New Moon. Demeter to the Greeks, this goddess of the ancient mysteries adds more esoteric tone to this New Moon— as below, so above— and also a sense of concern and care for the wellbeing of all people and beings of Earth.

As seen above, her great care is for food and farming, feeding the people, body and soul. She calls our attention to the Law of the Land as Natural Law.

Shamanic Chiron, transitioning into Aries, has returned to sea sign Pisces for the next few months, to clear out some outstanding matters, freeing more "troubled waters" to pass under the bridge, thereby suggesting a musical interlude: Bridge Over Troubled Waters. There can be a level of grieving and purification in Chiron's healing process, that resonates with Venus in Scorpio process of acknowledging and releasing regrets, sadness, hurts, etc. 

We are returning to what has gone before, to the truth of who we are, as in that lovely Shaker dance song, written by Elder Joseph Brackett, Jr., for another relevant musical suggestion. Here is an elegant Thanksgiving version (in honor of Canadian Thanksgiving weekend) by Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss, illustrated with a Libran flair.

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be free, 
‘tis the gift to come down where we ought to be.
 And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 
t’will be in the valley of love and delight.   
When true simplicity is gained, to bow and to bend, we shan’t be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight, till by turning, turning, we come ‘round right.” 
  

The underlying intensity of this seemingly smooth Libra New Moon calls for these very gifts. Let's see where we find ourselves by the time Venus, as Morning Star, turns forward in mid-November. Venus will turn around on the Gifting Star, beautiful bright blue-white Spica, the brighest star in the angelic Virgo constellation, representing the grain she carries as the seed and fruit of the harvest.

The Square Dance keeps playing as Uranus in Taurus squares it up with Mars and Venus retrograde, and most importantly, with the Nodes of the Moon. This is a collective Call to Destiny. We are at a turning point, encouraged now to examine and tune in to how we are feeling after the wild roller coaster of these past few months (since May). Uranus will soon return to Aries for new inspiration and a few new surprises that will inform the way we end this year of 2018.

Stay tuned and in tune!

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Contact Kelley at kellhunter@earthlink.net

New Videos! 
On the very day Venus turned retrograde, I recorded a new version of Honey in the Heart: Emotional Alchemy of the Venus Pentangle, an hour-long overview of the 8-year Venus retrograde cycle. If you are interested, you can send $20 via paypal to my email address and I will send a link to the recording to view and download. Email me to send a paypal bill or for other payment options.

 Coming—Venus R in Scorpio, 2018, Parts 1 & 2, $45

These two videos will address this specific Venus retrograde cycle— 

Part 1 covers the storyline of this Venus cycle including:

* key moments, planetary aspects, Moon cycles, and more;

* themes resonant with the Scorpio flavor;

* images, goddess archetypes, flower essences, healing strategies;

* suggestions for resources and activities to enrich your experience and insights;

Part 2 talks about the impact on various Venus signs; and effects on specific groups of people born at Scorpio-rich moments— Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Chiron, Black Moon Lilith, etc. in Scorpio— great fodder for further discussion, as you likely have one of these positions. 

Put yourself on the list for these two videos (at least 1 hour each) by making a paypal payment (I can send a pp bill), or let me know of your interest in viewing these videos when they are ready. 

Astro-Specials
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Birthday Sun Sign reading— Libra, is your balance shifting? Scorpio, your sign is coming up, infused with Venus retrograde, starting on the 23rd. You can call early.

Celebrate yourself with this useful celestial gift for an overview of your personal new year that is all about your sign! We use the window of your birthday chart along with current planetary cycles to look into timing, themes and guidance for your personal new year. One hour, $120 (20% off regular $150 hourly fee).

Give a Gift of the Stars!This special fee also applies to a birthday gift for someone special in your life. I have special e-cards you can use.

These two specials address special groups of people who are in the middle of extraordinary astrological cycles. Both of these specials are available for the rest of 2018.

STILL ON! Chiron Return Special—If you are born in 1968-69, you are having your 50-year Chiron return this year into 2019. This heads-up will help you get clarity on what a Chiron return involves, even as you have your unique experience of this quantum shift in your soul's journey. You KNOW you are an angel in a human body, don't you? $125/hour. Use your Aries. Go for it now!

Jan 1957-March 1958 Special. If you were born in this time frame, you are digging through layers of karmic archaeology. If you need some insight on the rare pattern in your chart, this special is for you. $95/ 45min.

Equinox Full Moon: Recalibrating

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Full Moon at 2 ARIES-Libra 00
September 24, 2018, 10:52pm EDT, 7:52pm PDT,
September 25, 3:52am BST, 12:52pm AEST

Image: "Eve of Hurricane Georges," from the Cosmic Feminine collage series by author, 1998. Hurriedly glued together or else to be blown away by oncoming Hurricane Georges in the Caribbean. Now or never! Note the white Feather of Truth.

The two consciousness-shifting factors current transitioning into new signs are both highly activated at this Full Moon, and both are about to remind us of unfinished business. Check your status. Powerful planetary patterns connection to both of these factors, Chiron and Uranus, are highlighted under this Full Moon, perfectly timed for the imminent Venus retrograde. Are you ready for an altered reality?

This Full Moon is a paradigm-buster page-turner, infused with the quantum implications of Chiron, the Teacher-Healer, transitioning into Aries.

Chiron, a comet-like Centaur Object, with the Full Moon opposite the Sun, evokes alternative ideas, perspective and news. Chiron suggests the proliferation of alternative, revelatory ideas that emerge like cosmic popcorn. Sun-Mercury-Ceres spread messages from the natural world and points of view that need to be heard and discussed.

As he steps into the fresh Aries fire, Chiron lights up subtle and not-so-subtle energy fields with brand-newness. Chiron stands next to this Full Moon, challenging us to follow the Star Trek motto, "to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no [hu]man has gone before!"

Who's in charge?
Saturn, the lordly ringed planet, just turned forward early this month, after 5 months of backward motion, stripping down to simple in order to consolidate sustainable gains. The dynamism of reality-check Saturn with maverick Chiron challenges any pre-formulated plans, confronting us with situations and circumstances that may "blow our minds." Are you open to invention? Trail blazers, please step up.

Saturn leaves no doubt that reality is reshaping, recalibrating. 

Musical suggestions: anything by… Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention...? Why did that occur to me? I was not a fan, so I looked on Youtube and this is the first thing that came up, "Oh, in the Sky!" An astrologer has to go with that!.... Okay, that was different!

More and more we are experiencing the implications of science's discovery of the quantum field. These have been rippling through the collective consciousness for some time now. Here is a timely article shared by the Resonance Science Foundation, leaders in advancing research and education of unified field physics and all sciences to empower people with understanding of their implications in our personal lives and in the world.

Mercury-Ceres
Mercury is closely communing with the Sun, like an advisor whispering in the ear. It behooves each of us to listen to "new" news. Ceres is here as well, speaking for the Earth. On the last New Moon newsletter, I wrote about the Ceres-Chiron opposition that comes to fruition at under this Full Moon:

"Ceres, Goddess of Grain and the land's fertility, conveys energy through the subterranean layers of Earth. This dwarf planet just entered Libra and is opposite Chiron, alerting us to the critical agenda of Earth's healing." 

The Sun and Mercury now aligned with Ceres, puts the message out clearly.

"Ceres in Libra calls for debate, negotiation and mediation in the interest of both parties. She is an advocate for those who are underserved, or on the short stick of justice. Things may be way out of balance. A fresh approach may be required and a level of integrity on both sides. Ceres stands for the wellbeing of all. She is asking many pointed questions. Where do we find true justice for all? How do apply the Rule of Law in such chaotic times? Who is right and who is wrong, innocent or guilty? How do we listen and talk to each other? What choices are you making and why?"

We can consult Ma'at, the Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom, who places her Feather of Truth on one side of the Libran Scales, balancing it with our hearts and souls, each one. Never more than now have we needed this Feather of Truth places on the Scales of Justice.  Chiron presence tips those scales according to some quantum measure, or may skew it because of some unhealed, unremembered or undiscussed Universal Truths and Divine Harmony.

Uranus in Taurus Square Dance
Unconventional Uranus anchors the second planetary pattern activated under this Full Moon, one that has been leading us a crazy dance since Uranus stepped into Taurus in May. The Awakener, higher consciousness has been intensely applied to social dynamics in the name of higher consciousness by the radical planet of Revolution, that literally turns on its side. 

Uranus has been dancing a change-your-partner square dance with Mars, Venus and this year's eclipses for 6 months. More recenty, Black Moon Lilith has joined the dance. Karmic issues, unhealed history and suppressed anger have flared up to be addressed. Mars/South Node in Aquarius have been asking us to step back for a broad perspective outside of our subjective issues. Some of us experience cognitive disconnect, some of us look for answers beyond the social polarization. We do need to come back to a personal, heart-connected space and take it from there, fostering love rather than hate, fear, anger.

Black Moon Lilith joins bright red Mars on the Aquarian South Node, heightening the electricity in the air and opening uncharted mental space. It is especially important to keep an open mind about what is going on. Judgment limits our perception and is likely to evoke pushback effects. No fooling around with Lilith. Much of what we can call the global "reality show" was triggered by the total solar eclipse last August. If we can manage to take a deep breath, step back, watch and consider what is going on (personally and globally) without emotional reactivity, we can gain a different perspective and let the fresh winds blow through without too much storm damage. Hurricane season is upon us. These times are world changing on so many levels.

Chiron indicates that "something has got to give," and so it will, with some subtle or, more likely dramatic, tipping of the Scales. Some effects will fly under the radar, as Lilith smiles. She sees it coming. Let her blow your mind open and open your heart to the spacious, cosmic, photonic, waves shimmering into our whole solar system. The more synchronicities and serendipities the better!

If we suspend judgment along with initial reactions based on outworn, defensive, or dysfunctional expectations, we may be pleasantly surprised in ways that ultimately delight us. Well, "pleasant" might not quite be the right word. We are truly seeking something deeper, richer, even darker, like relief from the depths of letting go, disentangling.... It takes time. Gratefully we have the Venus retrograde in Scorpio coming up. It starts backward October 5, but we are already in its circle of influence..

Do you have any inklings or fresh ideas cooking? Any feelings you need to recycle and alchemize into more empowering feelings? Take them into the upcoming Venus retrograde that starts early next month. See how they survive or transform in Scorpio, as rich spices are stirred up from the bottom of the Goddess's cauldron.  

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Venus Retrograde online class—targeted to start Oct. 5
for the upcoming Scorpio retrograde. Are you feeling it already?
Are you ready for a deep dive with Venus in Scorpio? This is an emotional immersion into a spicy cauldron of transformation in cahoots with the eclipse dragons and Uranus transitioning into Taurus. This class explores the storyline of this process with useful context, suggestions, timing, flowers, goddess allies and helpful hints for generational groups and Venus signs. Goddess of love, beauty and heart intelligence, Venus beckons each of us to richer fulfillment on our life path. Let's listen. 

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 Still on! Chiron Return Special—If you are born in 1968-69, you are having your 50-year Chiron return this year into 2019. This heads-up will help you get clarity on what a Chiron return involves, even as you have your unique experience of this quantum shift in your soul's journey. You KNOW you are an angel in a human body, don't you? $125/hour through 2018. Use your Aries. Go for it now!

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Finding Your Feet • New Moon in Virgo

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New Moon at 17 Virgo 00
September 9, 2018, 2:01pm EDT, 11:01am PDT, 7:01pm BST,
September 10, 4:01am AEST
Image
: Star Goddess batik card by favorite Vermont artist, Sarah Munro.

This Virgo New Moon, accompanied by skillful Mercury can be an immensely productive time to improve your situation and help others to do the same.

Gaia energy predominates. All the earth signs are represented—Sun, Moon and Mercury in Virgo, appreciate the support of Uranus in Taurus and Saturn, just turned forward in Capricorn. Both Saturn and Mercury are in signs they rule. We can regain some sense of steadiness and be very productive, even if we can't exactly "settle in."

 After a cosmically complicated few months, with three eclipses and numerous planets moving backwards and forwards, we have weathered all kinds of stormy cosmic weather. The season is changing, yet remains somewhat stormy. We are asked to question what is going on in the world, but even more importantly, inside ourselves. Emotions run high.

The key is to feel creatively excited while keeping feet in measured forward movement on the ground. Considering that Neptune is in Pisces, sign of the feet, and that this New Moon opposes Neptune, that may be more of a job than we bargain for. Dancing can be a more fluid option, as Earth quakes and shakes, volcanos rumble, and tectonic plates shift.

Neptune is the sign of Dreaming. Consider this relevant question:

Are we dreaming the Earth or is the Earth dreaming us?  

This is a mutual, shared, interactive consciousness shift. As a member of our solar system family, Earth is evolving along with all of the planets. All of the planets are exhibiting changes under the waterfalls of cosmic glitter washing in from space. Have you seen the photos of the aurora on Saturn's north pole? Look here and . Read More...

Seasonal Currents New Moon

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Full Moon at 3 Virgo-PISCES 12
August 26, 2018, 7:56am EDT, 4:56am PDT, 12:56pm BST, 
9:56pm AEST
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Moonrise Over Lake Michigan II, oil on canvas, 2008, by Anne Nordhaus-Bike. Anne is a Chicago-based artist and astrologer. You can find out the story behind her Moonrise painting on her art website. For more about her astrology, visit here.

I especially love this particular Full Moon with Virgo Sun and Pisces Full Moon. Somehow it feels like harp music and angelic song, perhaps sung by nature devas, fairyfolk and, naturally, the mermaids of river and Neptunian seas. Are you tuned in to your natural rhythms? If not, it is time. The organic wisdom of your body can guide you if you are listening to its harmonies and discords.

[And if you haven't tuned in to my Cosmic Mermaids webinar, you can still do so. See below.]

Quicksilver Mercury is moving forward and so, at last, is red Mars. These two planetary lights have turned green. Still, there is no need to rev the engine with squealing tires to tarmac. Time marker Saturn is still in caution mode, retrograde until it greenlights on September 6. Flowing with the "go" is still the way to go, slow as the going may be. My Pandora is just now playing, "Where Fools Rush In," so there it is. Patience is well rewarded by Saturn. "There is a time to every purpose under Heaven."

Take advantage of Mars in Capricorn, one of its strong signs until September 10. Carefully consider how your plans are shaping up as you proceed. My friend wise Gail goes by this Buddhist motto: "Proceed as way opens." See how this works for you. What practical action do you need to take to keep things in order and progressing, workably and to your satisfaction? What has changed up, or needs change? Think about where you want to be about two years out, in 2020 when Saturn and Pluto meet up in Capricorn to define a new era. We are now preparing the ground to get us there in good shape. No slouching on this one. We are all called to some purpose. Gather your strength and resolve and be ready to move on it, when the "way opens."

Mercury, after some internal questioning about where you stand with yourself, and what that means to how you are thinking about life, continues on in Leo. When occasion calls, have the courage to say what you need to say, coming from your integrity and with heart. Mercury knows full well how hard it can be to understand and be understood by someone else. Mercury moves into pragmatic Virgo on September 6—right when Saturn is turning forward in Capricorn. We get right down to brass tacks then, just before the next Virgo New Moon. 

In this month of Virgo, we do well to exercise its earthy common sense, ducks-in-a-row, count-every-penny approach that supports Capricorn's timely and orderly distillation into form. Mars, in C currently on board with Pluto, Saturn and Chariklo, Chiron's partner. A river mermaid turned centaur to be with Chiron, she knows how to shapeshift into whatever form most serves love. I like her approach. Think what you need to do, not being ashamed to put yourself first so you can be strong and purposeful, therefore of greater service to others. Such a generous motivation for self-care voids any tinge of selfishness, transcending the clutch of ego. This is not easy these days of heightened chaos and anxiety, but is the keystone act of courage and love to make your contribution to consciousness shift and the betterment of our world. READ MORE!

 

Lion Heart Solar Eclipse • New Moon 8/11/18

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LION HEART SOLAR ECLIPSE

New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse @ 18 LEO 42
August 11, 2018, 5:58am EDT, 2:58pm PDT, 12:58pm BST, 7:58pm AEST
Image: Backdrop design for Daphnis and Chloe, by Marc Chagall, 1958. 

Yet another eclipse doorway invites us to shine brighter. After the total eclipse two weeks ago, we are nudged to continue progress with yet another Lion's Roar, maybe a bit quieter and less dramatic this time under partial shadow. Still, it depends on how this one catches you and turns you inside out, as eclipses will do! 

Mercury retrograde (until August 19) accompanies this fiery, expressive New Moon, suggesting some second thoughts on what we are expressing and how we are doing so. 

This is a good time to think back over what has been going on in your life, to see it with fresh perspective and clearer eyes. Get new glasses if you need them! Think twice before you speak, and find ways to speak from your heart, loving and strong. Feel your heart beat and make more space for your higher heart to shine out across your sternum and into your throat area, aligning heart and throat chakras. Many hearts are hurting and constrained, inhibited and fearful. Breathe in, and contribute to opening the Heart Space during this eclipse. This will reverberate through the collective fields.

This retrograde Mercury is an added caution to the Mars retrograde in progress for another couple of weeks. This regressive movement has been activating reactive rebellion or passive aggression in some quarters, restraint and questioning in others.  What are you doing and how are you doing it? Mars is surely catching our attention with its large, bright red radiance in the night sky. As a sign of higher mind, Aquarius is having an extended activation from Mars while it comes so close in, ramping up social unrest and uncovering hidden information.

Black Moon Lilith has now entered Aquarius (Read More...)

Doozy Druzy • Full Moon July

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Vortex Eclipse
Full Moon Total Eclipse at 4 Leo-AQUARIUS 45
July 27, 2018, 4:20pm EDT, 1:20pm PDT, 9:20pm BST
July 28, 2018, 6:20am AEST
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Vortice, 2016, glass sculpture by Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky. Photo by author from Palm Springs (CA) Art Museum exhibition, "No Glass Ceiling: Women Working in Glass, part 1, December 2017. Artist's comment: "I have inside, outside, back of the inside, and the other side. You can never see the whole piece at once. There's always something mysterious, no matter what angle or in what light you're looking at the piece. It forces you to move around it." 

This statement describes a key aspect of this month's radical eclipse season. This Total Lunar Eclipse, fueled by Mars retrograde in cahoots with Uranus, is a highly electrically-charged dynamic that requires changing our stances and looking from difference angles at both our own experience and what is going on in the larger social sphere. Techno issues are rampant and vertigo is becoming a more common experience. The Earth is like a rocking boat, with increasing earthquake and volcanic activity as tectonic plates shift. Grow your sea legs.

This Full Moon Total Eclipse is a doozy, for sure.

Doozy is defined as "something extraordinary or bizarre."  Druzies are stones upon which tiny quartz crystals form, creating a shimmer effect. Vortice, name of the pictured art piece above, refers to "vortex," a whirling mass of fluid or air that spins so fast it pulls everything into it— as in whirlwind or whirlpool, maybe a tornado, a hurricane or a black hole. A total eclipse is a kind of vortex, dark to light. 

This Full Moon Eclipse is all of the above. Its planetary dynamics indicate a power potential appropriate for a total lunar eclipse sandwiched between two more subtle solar eclipses. More often we have two eclipses twice a year. When we get a bonus third eclipse, it's a more intense eclipse "storm."  Also this is an especially long eclipse, extending the depth and reach of the dark vortex as we move through a spacetime wormhole tunnel! Are you up for an adventure. Read More.