August 18, 2019

If you spent yesterday drifting in a Piscean haze, you were not alone, my friends. The Moon was void-of-course for most of the afternoon and evening, making it hard to do anything but ruminate on the past, and feel the need to recharge. Life presses forward regardless of the planets’ movements, so I hope you were able to find a little grace for yourself in that awkward tension, if you did feel it.

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Today the Moon enters Aries, bringing us a bright, brave, and warm lunar expression, which emboldens us to make some genuine leaps forward. Aries is the first sign, the sign of initiation. A naive optimism emanates from the sign of the ram, the creature who lives for fiery connection, and leans horns first into all endeavors. There is an opportunity here for a new emotional narrative. Pick up a new thread for yourself, and trace it through the rest of the week.

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There are no other exact aspects today, allowing us to soak in the energy of Moon in Aries. I wish you a bright and productive Sunday.

August 16th, 2019

The Moon is in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac. After yesterday’s Full Moon in Aquarius shaking us free from old notions of selfishness, we are ready to do some tender healing. It’s no mistake that the news these days is clouded with the exposure of corruption in this world. That’s the power of the Capricorn south node commingling with Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. Topping that all off with a Full Moon in Aquarius—the water bearer, the visionary of the future—we cannot pull our gaze away from corruption. 

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But after the corruption is exposed, we must integrate and heal. This is what today’s Moon in Pisces brings to us. The Moon is still bright, and as she drifts through the sign of the twinned fish, we are asked to find forgiveness for ourselves, our past traumatic pain, our reactions to that hurt. Tell yourself it is ok. Be still. Breathe. 

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Mercury squares off with Uranus this morning, bringing intense and perhaps even shocking news. Mercury is the messenger, and brings us information. Uranus acts similarly. We imagine them as two musical notes, an octave apart. Same note, different registers. Mercury brings language, Uranus brings language+electricity. Keep your ears open, look for pathways forward. 

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Soonafter the Moon sparks a sextile to Uranus, further radicalizing our perspectives. The soft Moon in Pisces is still tender, tired, slow, from the fullness of yesterday’s energy. Where can we find expansion, now? Where can we say to ourselves, this is where the future lies? We are encouraged by today’s astrology to find new ways inward, downward, forward. 


August 15th, 2019

A fullness of feeling. Tremor under skin. Knowing that things change, transforming energy with dream, attention to the circadian. Full Moon in Aquarius is here as a flood. The focus is not on the water Aquarius brings (it is an air sign, remember!), but on the act of giving, noticing, tending. Carrying casks of water on his back, the aquarian is human, a member of the community, and he is here to lend a hand. 

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Without Aquarius, we forget utopia. Dreams of Uranus are made into reality when they are blended with Saturn. Here invention (Uranus) meets an action plan (Saturn). We cannot see the future without the water-bearer. 

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This full Moon opposes the litter of planets we have in Leo right now - the Sun, Venus, and Mars - sparking a binary between self and community, between image and merging with the crowd. The narrative of this full Moon was initiated back on February 4th 2019. What echoes are you catching right now that can guide you toward a more in-depth understanding of this full Moon’s message? 

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Think back, my friends. Full Moons are moments of release. We spin in harmonic resilience with the arcs of theses lunations, from new to full, and in time, we find spark and a subsequent blowing out of the flame. Each lunation is an opportunity. Find 22° in your natal chart to examine the place of release you’re meant to acknowledge, hold space for, and then bid adieu. 

July 31st, 2019

The morning at 6:18am the Moon entered Leo, and as she approaches her exact conjunction with the Sun, the day is bathed in warm gold light. Moon in Leo encourages us to think about matters of the heart—this is the part of the body ruled by Leo, lion of courage, of passion, of glamour, and deep loyalty. 

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In the afternoon the Moon meets up with Venus and here there is a lush, sparkling sensitivity conveyed by this planetary energy. Nothing is too romantic today. No amount of kindness, compassion, empathy. Beauty reigns supreme. Melt into someone you love, and exhale.

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The Moon squares off with Uranus around 4:54pm, bringing a bit of tense, surprising energy to the equation. New information may pop up and surprise you, as Uranus likes to keep us on our toes. I hope that if something does startle you, you can find a way to fold that energy into a better expression, and use it to cut a path forward into the new. Remember, Uranus is the planet of futurity, innovation, and change.

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At 8:12pm the Moon connects with the Sun and the New Moon is here. Setting intentions at this time will help shape what the next six months look like for you in terms of a fresh start in the realm of personal expression. Leo is the artist of the self. What are you cultivating?

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Soonafter, Mercury stations direct! Ending his retrograde the same day as the New Moon in Leo seems so perfect to me. We’re not out of the woods just yet, as Mercury will be in his shadow period for a while longer, but as he picks up speed this week, we can expect communication to strengthen, and for our affairs to *finally* be able to move forward. Do heed the lessons of this particular, hyper emotional, retrograde, and find ways to integrate them, and include them in your new normal. They were brought to your attention for a reason. 


July 29, 2019

In the small hours the Moon enters Cancer, and for the next two days our hearts are attuned to all matters of our inner world. Cancer is the fourth sign, and as ruler of the fourth principle she talks to us about private domestic energies, the capacity of expansion through intuition, and the strength of our ancestral ties. Pay attention to these themes and how they relate to your experience for the next two days, as we make our way to Wednesday’s New Moon in Leo.

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At 3:37pm the Moon sparks a sextile to Uranus, planet of shock, change, and utopia. Let your perspective be influenced by all things eccentric, there is space for growth in the unsuspected corners of your heart. An inventive energy permeates all. Do be careful while going about your day, Uranus’s energy is a bit destabilizing and always electric.

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Later on, 4:13pm, the Sun squares off with Uranus, and we may feel a bit more hemmed in than we did at the beginning of the day. As a result of this, nervous tension builds up, and we may find ourselves inventing new routes to our destination, or otherwise lashing out against the world, against our perceived captors. Try to remember that invitations to change come in many forms, and sometimes we need to look at things a few times before fully understanding its weight, proportion, and use value.

July 26, 2019

Thanks to an early morning connection between the Moon and magickal Neptune, the energy today is glittering, rivulets of blue fantasy echo off our heart spaces, through our imaginations, and into the world around us. The emotional Moon and Neptune, planet of intuition, psychic power, and,— in this iteration—healing, come together to form a bond that is energetic and imaginative, playful and empathetic. Use this energy today to deepen your connection with your own intuition and sense of psychic power, and take note of any dreams you can recall upon waking.

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At 7:57am the Moon forms a harmonious and stabilizing trine to deep Pluto, lord of the underworld. Fertility here abounds from engaging the shadow, and we are given a safe portal into our own internal depths. Truths echo out from behind memory. This is a supportive aspect for the integrative work we’ve been doing this week. Don’t shy away from the dark truths today my dears. Engagement of shadow can today bring liberation.

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In the latter part of the day the Moon connects with Mercury and Venus, inspiring us to be inventive and emotionally creative in terms of our expression today, as well as, again, tap into some genuine Venusian empathy. A sensitivity here brings us all to a beautiful sacred place of sharing, of hearing one another, and of building fresh pathways in our minds and hearts. The tumult of the eclipses is still in our rear-view, but I’d like to think of this day as a helpful push toward a more nurturing future.

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The Moon enters Gemini at 11:29pm, shifting focus from the body to the mind for the next two days. But more on that tomorrow.

July 25, 2019

This Moon is in sweet Taurus today, encouraging us all to connect to the physical realm, the realm of the senses, and to check in with our sense of self-worth. Taurus, ruled by Venus, talks to us about the grounding power of sensory experience, as well as the critical importance of having our own sense of values. What is important to you, dear readers, and why? How do you make room for this in your life, and how do you take time to sink into sensory experience? This is all relevant today.

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While we were sleeping the Moon connected with eccentric Uranus, making this a day where lightning can strike the heart. Inspiration or instability is the effect of this aspect, and in the in-between, try to reach for a shift in perspective. Uranus pushes us to ruthlessly reinvent. Is there some way of seeing, feeling, or approaching emotional experience than can be revamped right now?

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With Mars connecting in harmony with Jupiter, we’re brave, optimistic, and expansive. This is a lovely aspect for the already extant warmth of Leo season, and as the planet of action and the planet of fertility support one another in the cosmos, we are encouraged to deepen, sharpen, and grow our most sincere ambitions.

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The Moon will clash with Mars in the evening, putting the brakes on something that you’re trying to push past. Don’t let this stop you for too long, my friends. If you feel something catch, take stock of where you’re at, and gently untangle yourself through some active deep breathing, list-making, or checking in with someone who supports you.

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The Moon trines Saturn tonight around 9:30pm, and we are encouraged to keep building our visions, our game-plans, our quests for self-mastery. Saturn here supports us in the emotional growth we’re doing around our future selves. Stay organized, stay rigorous, and let this focus flow through.

July 23, 2019

The Moon trines Mars early this morning, a fiery harmony blossoms from within. Reach down into the depths of heart, into the corners of emotional truth, and find bravery. A warm hand, a kind embrace. You can move forward, just a bit. Have no fear.

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With the Moon also trining Jupiter, we have a grand trine in the fire signs, a creative scaffolding for us acting as foundational support. Moon trine Jupiter encourages an empowered sense of exploration, optimism. It lets us feel gifted, energized. I hope you feel this in body and spirit today.

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In the evening the Moon squares off with Saturn and Pluto, both retrograde in dark Capricorn. Here a heavier tone emits from an earthy place. A seriousness may prevail, falling over the evening like a hushed dark. Fears of failure, tension, concerns of inadequacy may haunt us before bed. Saturn is the boundary maker and Pluto is the destroyer. Remember that cycles of death and rebirth are essential. We can make lists of things we have achieved thus far to feel good about real progress. As for the rest, make a to-do list. Saturn acknowledges efforts like these, no matter how small.

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Though we have burst into the hot sensibility of Leo season, I’d like to gently remind us all that the Moon is conjunct Chiron in Aries. There is a story here about naive and innocent engagements of old pain. Emotional narratives long held in the stomach are now bring brought up for some cultivated awareness. Be gentle with yourself. You can wear the lush cape of Leo, but the heart is Leo’s medical analogue, and we cannot forget the fragile power of that organ.

July 22, 2019

While we are sleeping the Moon enters Aries. Aries, first sign, ruler of the first principle, brings an energy of initiation. Sweet Aries is the ram of fire who explores her terrain by crashing headlong into what stands before her. Learning is a process of trial by error, an openhearted optimistic endeavor. With the week ahead opening up for us with the Moon in Aries, a fresh emotional narrative unfolds, and we feel like we can begin again.

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And not a moment too soon, after last week’s destabilizing and powerful eclipse activity. We’re now working through the aftershock of realizations, endings, awakenings, and more. If you feel overburdened, know that you are not alone. Make time to comb through what’s coming to you, this is a tender moment of integration for us all.

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The Moon trines the Sun today, a harmonious aspect that finds emotion and ego supporting one another in our endeavors. Easy flow of communication from the heart is possible today, so long as you hold your gaze steady. Don’t lose focus, your words are important. They can be well received today.

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Yesterday was the last day of Cancer season, and we may have found ourselves thinking over the past few week’s Cancerian experiences. All stories having to do with the depths of emotion, ancestral ties, connection to our roots, and matriarchal force loomed large for us when the Sun was in Cancer. Sunday’s energy implored us to tie up loose ends, and gently find acceptance for what has come to pass.

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Today the Sun enters Leo at 7:51pm, bringing us into the season of the cosmic lion. Leo rules the Fifth House, the house of self-expression, drama, dress-up, burlesque, creative fertility of a performative kind. In medical astrology, Leo rules the heart, giving this sign a heavy dose of passion, as well as its famous bravado.

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Leo is the artist of self-expression. With the Sun in Leo, the next few weeks find us focusing on all of the above. After the whirlwind of emotional and structural upheaval of the eclipses, we can melt ourselves into the warm waters of late summer, and begin to reconnect to our sense of self. Where are you in the midst of all this chaos and change? The Sun in Leo is here to guide you back to your own divine roar.

July 19, 2019

The waning Moon enters Pisces day at 2:19pm PST. Until that point, the Moon is still void-of-course, reminding us to take the morning to reflect and integrate. After the Moon does enter Pisces, we’ll also be encouraged to spend time reflecting, feeling, and moving through empathetic waters of Piscean expression. Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac, and here energy collects. For the next two days, as the Moon loses her light bit by bit, our hearts are attuned to the power of intuition, healing that comes from engaging the shadow, and delving deep within. Pisces reminds us that we are all connected at the level of collective unconscious. We can meet each other there, right now.

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While we were sleeping, Mercury retrograded back into Cancer, and poised now at 29° of the sign, matters from June 26-7 become relevant again. Keep an ear out for Cancerian echoes, and try to remember that if something uncomfortable does re-emerge, this is a second chance at engaging the narrative. Emotions definitely swell with the planet of communication in watery Cancer, but remember that each sign has a strength to show us, and there is power in the lunar intelligence of the crab.

July 18, 2019

We’ve been through quite a storm at this point in the month, and if you’re feeling a little rough around the edges, you’re not alone my friend. Today though brings us some peace and a brief respite from retrograde and eclipse matters. And, I should say, with the eclipses now behind us, though the energy is still viable for a couple of weeks, these energies are waning, and some relief is definitely on the way.

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This morning the Moon forms a glittering sextile to Jupiter, planet of expansion, and here our hearts grow wings. Jupiter pushes us beyond the boundary of what we know, asking us to breathe a little deeper, run a bit further, love larger, and learn more. This is a fertile moment for us, as the luminary of our feelings (Moon) connects with the planet of cosmic gift. Let yourself exhale, and welcome in a sense of Jupiterian cheer. We’ll feel social, warm, and curious. Looks good on u, babe.

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After this moment of connection, the Moon goes void-of-course, and as she drifts from Aquarius, she won’t enter Pisces until tomorrow afternoon. This is a signal to us to rest. When the Moon is void, we can take a breather. Promises made, contracts signed, curses uttered will not hold their weight, and will eventually need to be revisited. The Moon is devoid of a particular sign’s energy. Take a cue from her and strike poses of neutrality, peace, and detachment.

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At 11am the planet of love and art, Venus, connects harmoniously with Neptune, planet of fantasy. This is a lush and gorgeous aspect, bringing to mind a hazy fog of pink and green mist, one that swathes everything in music, poetry, softness. Your aura is organza. Read poems to your lover, listen to music, meditate, sing, write, connect with nature, and live with the knowledge that love springs eternal. It does, even though we sometimes forget. This aspect is a perfect reminder, and as it escorts us to our own personal garden of roses, we can feel warm, glad, and inspired.

July 16, 2019

To say something about release at this point feels futile, as we’ve gotten to a place where words seem to hold less weight, and feelings, actions, gestures, and intentions seem most potent. Today the Moon is full in Capricorn, conjunct the South Node, Saturn, and Pluto. All three of these entities talk to us about removal of barriers, and a disengagement from tired structures of the past.

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Living sometimes can hurt. The South Node is not a planet or celestial body, but rather is a mathematical point in the cosmos. It is the dark counterpart to the North Node, indicator of the karmic path forward. The South Node of the Moon talks to us about accumulated karmic baggage, past life energy that must be evacuated so that we can move on, once and for all. With the South Node in Capricorn, there are structural issues we are being asked to address within our lives as well as on a societal level. Lots of work to be done within and without. My books are still open for eclipse readings for those looking for specific guidance on this topic.

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Saturn and Pluto have been traveling together in Capricorn for some time now, and are both currently retrograde. With the planet of boundaries, restrictions, and systems of power (Saturn) conjunct the planet of revolution, destruction, and reincarnation (Pluto) as well as the Moon, luminary of emotions, we are experiencing a serious overhaul of just about every facet of our lives. Let things leave, now, my dears. They are departing for reasons that are yet to make themselves evident. No amount of manifestation will bring about the desired result. The cosmos has taken the reigns now, and it is imperative for us to trust that compass.

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We’ll see the Moon connect with Neptune, giving us a sense of spiritual inspiration, the feeling that there is in fact a divine guidance from somewhere else. Putting your faith in the ineffable today will serve you well. Intuitive practices, expressions of empathy, connecting to an innate psychic power, channeling messages through dreams - that is all possible today. Venus opposes Saturn in the evening, bringing tension to our hearts, but this tension asks us to connect with a sense of intentionality, and to remember that moments of frustration direct us back to an inner roadmap, one only we can plan our lives around.

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My offerings for Mercury retrograde readings and eclipse readings still stand, if anyone is feeling lost in the waves. Take time today to yourself. Comb through the imagery of your love, your loss, your ache, your joy. Say goodbye to what holds you back. Imagine the future, be in it, there is a fresh scaffolding beneath the old one. Sending love.

July 15, 2019

The Moon has entered Capricorn, approaching her fullness, and the skies are restless. I took a walk to feel it, and confirmed my suspicion that the light from this waxing luminary was powerful, a little jagged around the edges. Traveling with the South Node, Pluto, and Saturn, this is no time for messing around. There is a karmic gate thrown open behind you, my dears.

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In the small hours, the Moon forms a supportive trine to Uranus, encouraging us to connect with our sense of invention, eccentricity, and weirdo wisdom. We’ve all got at least a little. Tapping into that innately strange sense of creativity today pulls us through. Tilt your head, there is a sharp new perspective that can take root at this time.

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In the evening the Moon opposes Venus, making this a day of emotional questioning, a bit of discomfort, a touch of insecurity. This energy is cyclic. Remember that you can cycle through these moments of indecision, and that no moment of discomfort spells doom. If there are indeed questions that arise about you, your love, your relation to your inner child, etc., sit with them, hold them in your hands. Ask yourself where they came from, and if you can repair their broken wings, or if, perhaps, it is best to let them go.

July 14, 2019 ~ Sun opposite Pluto

Today the Sun is opposing Pluto, undertaker, bringer of endings, revolutionary, lord of the underworld. As we move, this month, between eclipses, I have been trying to take time to understand a few things. Acknowledging past pain has always been a half-in, half-out experience for me. I know it is there but don’t know what to do about it. Knowing that negative experiences that have come to pass have shaped my brain, my heart, my responses to things in the present moment—this has always been something I intellectually know, understand, and tell other people who have similar struggles. But imparting that wisdom to myself, my own practice, my own daily routine, that’s a world of difficulty for me.

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With the Sun shining in opposition to Pluto, we’re coming to terms with what’s been kept in the dark. My eighth house placements have always made it so that I am attracted to the darkness, feel comfortable in it. It has taken me a while to realize that that doesn’t mean I can’t have the Sun, too. After all, the heroes of myth go down into the underworld to meet their shadow, and then come back up again to the dayworld, do they not? Persephone comes to mind. Finding the balance of pain and release, shadow and pleasure, mourning and naming, going through the motions vs. really breathing, being present, this is all alive, alight, and here now. 

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My Capricorn rising self is going through what feels like a significant transformation with the eclipses in Cancer/Capricorn. How I serve and meet others, and how I serve and really make eye contact with my own self—something I haven’t truly been able to do yet—is wrapped up in this experience. I know what it feels like for me, and from the beautiful array of eclipse readings I have done this month, I know it hits us all so differently, so significantly. These are powerful days, my darlings. With five planets retrograde and the Moon conjunct the Nodes of Fate, there’s not much we can obtain in the way of answers. I guess I just wanted to come here and say hello, say thank you, and say I am here, your astrologer, thinker, dreamer, friend. 

 

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July 9, 2019

As the Moon connects with Jupiter while we are sleeping, we find expansion in our hearts, and our emotional orientations stretch their limitations. There is hope here, a reminder that there is cyclic cosmic support for us. Remembering the power of our own expansive abilities will be crucial. Seek widely today, my dears.

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With the Moon squaring off with the Sun and Saturn, there is a sense of pressure, especially from the powers that be. Structural limitations seem at this time to block the way forward. This is a moment to regroup, reassess. Sometimes with Saturn, all we can do is be patient, make a solid to-do list, and try to stay as focused as possible.

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The Moon squares Pluto in the afternoon, pulling us into compulsive emotional and mental spaces. Pluto is lord of the underworld, and the Moon is our emotional luminary. With these two planets putting pressure on one another, we find that some darkness peeks out from hidden corners of our hearts. Getting these feelings up and out into the open will be the most productive way to deal today.

July 8, 2019

In the small hours the Moon strikes a sparkling sextile to Mars and Mercury, traveling together in Leo. Mercury is retrograde and Mars is direct, so eventually the two will cross paths. For the day they meet in a conjunction, and like two waves crashing into one another, they create an energetic force that can knock us back on our heels.

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Mercury is our god of communication, wit, and language, and Mars is the god of war, sexual aggression, and conquest. Conjunct, they blend energies, and our tempers are heated. Our words are delivered hot and fast, we may be impatient, forceful, brave, bold. Be mindful of your heart rate, as well as the speed with which your words are delivered. Retrograde can bring confusion to our communicative sense. Remember to breathe.

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Venus will sextile Uranus as well today, bringing shocks and an inventive perspective to our sense of love, beauty, and values. Uranus is the eccentric futurist of the cosmos, and in connection with Venus, he inspires us to reinvent our approach to love, sex, glamour, and money.

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There’s a lot of quick planetary action today, but the Moon is still in Libra, reminding us that we can (or should) find balance amidst the chaos, and that when we practice the Libran art of compromise, we are able to move forward.

July 7, 2019

Amidst the deep waves of pressure from the New Moon eclipse in Cancer, we now contend with Mercury stationing retrograde at 4° Leo. Mercury entered Leo on June 26th, so we haven’t had much time with the energy of this ingress, and now the tide turns, and Mercury traces his steps back out into the deep seas of Cancer. He will slip backwards from 4° Leo to 23° Cancer, reawakening conversations, thoughts, dreams, emotions, arguments, and symbols from June 20th through late July. Keep your third eye and ear open, my dears. Mercury retrograde is our own private time machine.

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In this space, we find that there is a lot being shaken up. Five planets now retrograde (Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto), caught between two eclipses, our hearts and psyches are either bursting at the seams, or feeling a bit strung out. However this energy finds you, I hope you can remain attentive to your feelings in real time, especially as Mercury retrograde dredges up information from the past. Look to see where Leo and Cancer are in your chart for more info on what area of life may be impacted by this retrograde.

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The Moon squares off with Jupiter and trines Saturn, bringing initial feelings of self-doubt and a strong dose of reality to the fore. Plans that are well thought out are supported at this time, no space for guessing games. The Moon opposes Neptune as well, and there is cause for confusion, for daydreaming, and for drifting through the day. If your mind wanders, let it make art. Remember that this energy is in flux, not a finality.

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The Moon’s trine to Pluto also digs up long-buried secrets, feelings, observations, and truths, and we are supported in this exercise. Letting that stuff of the underworld up into the light helps us integrate, and helps us find peace. Hades contains birds as well as bones. Cycles of life and death, moments of transformation, and cosmic rekindling are all available here. Remember yourself as exactly who you are.

July 5, 2019

After this week’s intense astrological tidal wave, there are no exact aspects today. As I woke this morning, the sky was grey and the world was quiet, tall Oregonian pine cutting stark jagged shapes of green against the endless cloud. Quite a contrast to last night’s fireworks which blared from all corners of town as people gathered in celebration of the holiday…

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That the heavens are quiet today, no pressing new astrological aspects to name right now, seems fitting after the 4th of July, a holiday I have an increasingly hard time not feeling physically ill over. The raucous celebration of this country always seems ridiculous to me, and this year as we see report after report of continued abuse against vulnerable human beings, I can’t stomach any of it, nor do I have patience for explanations of why I need to care.

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The Moon is in Virgo today, the sign of the earth virgin. Virginity connotes not purity but autonomy. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, and both she and her ruling planet are divine entities who travel to the underworld and back. She as the bride of Hades, and Mercury as his messenger, the facilitator of dreams, the psychopomp.

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Virgo is also the healer, the doula, the temple attendant, the hearth keeper, the alchemist, the witch, the herbalist. She works in service to harmonize body, soul, mind, and earth. As the skies are quiet today, I see this Virgo Moon moment as a time of integration, and of mending. There is broken-heartedness amongst us right now. So many of us are triggered, traumatized, and living in fear, anger, disgust, with the current state of affairs in our country. Perhaps we can take time today to connect with each other in moments of healing and in love. Kindness and understanding, as well as valuing our bonds, the ones from the heart, the ones that are crucial to maintain, the ones evil seeks to break, will carry us through.

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There is no freedom if we are all not free. Please reach out to one another today as we reintegrate this energy, and make sure you love as strongly as possible. Donate to organizations that need our support, if that is financially accessible, but most importantly do not ignore the role this country plays in maintaining a tradition of cruelty and human suffering in this world, from sea to shining sea.

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The Capricorn South Node asks us to shed the abuses of the father, of the patriarchal system. The Cancer North Node opens a door to a matriarchal future. We need to make radical adjustments for what’s next. Sending love to whoever needs it right now. Thank you for reading these words.

July 4, 2019

With the Moon in Leo today we find ourselves and our hearts attuned to matters of glamour, performance, and pride. Leo, associated with the fifth principle, is all about drama and play, and the boundary between personal expression and art. Loyal to a fault, this is the sign of sweet admiration for friends and loved ones. With the Moon in this sign we find ourselves tender for those we care deeply about, and expressive, bold, and brave about all other endeavors. Use this energy to push yourself to speak up and out, to hold space for yourself, and to feel firmly rooted in your own power.

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At 2:50am the Moon catches up with quick Mercury, currently preparing to station retrograde. Our words come from the heart, and we must be mindful of the order in which we speak them. Confusion, delay, and second-guessing are all possible now. Breathe between sentences, give yourself time.

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Soonafter the Moon squares off with Uranus, planet of eccentric expression and utopian ideation. There is tension here for our hearts, as the sensitive Moon is jarred by electric Uranus’s visionary howls. Sudden shocks may come. Do remember that they will pass, while keeping an eye toward possible pathways to emotional invention. Uranus is usually here to push us into the new, but today that feels like a little too much.

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In the evening the Moon trines Jupiter, and we can expand and luxuriate in Jupiterian connection and celebration. Harmony reigns between our emotions and our sense of optimism. Connect with people who make you feel warm, who’ll pour you a glass of something you like, and listen to your story. Camaraderie is in the air for those of us who stay up a little late.

July 1, 2019

The Moon enters Cancer today, and we are fully immersed in eclipse territory. Here the Moon is comfortable, she understands what she wants and knows how to obtain it. Cancer Moon is pure intuition, warmth, and the power of the divine feminine. Let that flow through you today as you go about your routine. The Cancer Moon supports you in warmth and radiant feminine power.

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At 2:48pm the Moon meets Venus and our hearts are flung open wide. Spend time with people who fill your cup, and make time for expressions of love, devotion, earth connection, and art.

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At 4:20pm Mars, planet of war and aggression, marches into Leo where he’ll stay for the next few weeks. This brings heat, passion, and a twinge of vanity to our days. We’ll feel bossy, bold, and in the mood to take control in relation to our tempers and senses of aggression. We can use this energy to get lots of good work done, but do be mindful not to fall into narcissistic or overly controlling patterns with yourself and others.