March 26th, 2009

New Moon Watch: Adrift in Spring


The chart for this morning’s new moon in Aries shows nearly the entire solar system in a conspicuous pile-up against Saturn in Virgo.

Translated into human lingo, this symbolizes that gnawing feeling that everything and everyone in life is moving forward except for you. (Of course it’s all a big hallucination because, well, everyone else is registering the same sort of weariness and stuckness too, but added to the mix is a kind of Virgonian isolation bubble that prevents us from making that connection: Realizing we’re all on the Titanic together.)

Of course Saturn being Chronos, well, he remains unphased. Especially while he’s retrograde. (Is there anything more disheartening than the sense of time moving backwards?) Slowly, methodically digging his heels in deeper in reaction to the parade of planets residing opposite his Virgo soujourn. This is amplified by the ongoing Uranus opposition and now, add to the mix, a capricious Mars in Pisces putting the pressure on too.

Saturn’s respose: “Meh.”

We normally associate spring with new beginnings. Fresh starts. Sending our inner scout forward to see what new opportunities he or she can suss out for us. Well, best initiate Plan B From Outer Space. The Sun Moon conjunction coupled with the Venus Mercury transits in Aries signifies plenty of promise. But the guarantee of that visceral, get-up-and-go momentum that we associate with spring is held in abeyance. Think about it: That Aries grouping derives its fuel from a floaty and fluctuating Mars in Pisces. Too, Mars is in a Sargasso Sea-like opposition to Saturn. Glub. Glub … Sink. This is akin to trying to light a fuse with a wet match. Lots of striking and cursing, but just soggy bits of sulfur coloring our fingertips. Instead we feel like imploding. Read more

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March 11th, 2009

Full Moon Watch: Friction Bears Fruit


So last night’s full moon in Virgo should, finally, have indicated for each of us specifically (does Virgo work any other way?) what our ‘task at hand’ is all about. The particulars, the players involved, the level of energy that we have to work with (and there should be quite a lot for each of us).

I’ve been advising clients to pay close attention during the three days following this lunation: a central puzzle piece is clarifying. And simply registering this, having a glimpse should go a long way to establish a sense of order, will provide a level of clarity, trust and an opportunity to settle amidst the chaotic dénouement we’re moving through, collectively speaking.

This is the first full moon to touch off the epic Uranus Saturn opposition. Sure, we know all the keywords and concepts for those two titans’ unfriendly nexus, but when the sun and moon land on a planetary aspect we get a visceral sense of what, exactly, is perturbating. It’s like a huge spotlight is illuminating every nook and cranny for us right now.

The full moon should have focused and brought forth at least one specific event for each of us last night. Be it a relationship issue, a prophetic dream, a financial resolution, a revelation related to one’s health. Also, and most importantly, there is a chance to see what, exactly, our frustration and sense of restriction is trying to birth. Read more

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March 09th, 2009

Windows, Cheetos, Fish Sticks, Pancakes, Moths…

“…or how about the Virgin Mary in some salsa?”

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March 03rd, 2009

A Momentary Pause…

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.
– Lao Tzu is on a temporary hiatus and will begin republishing and journaling (maybe) shortly.

Thank you and love,


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