Archives for June 2012

Saturn-Venus Transits: When Love Is Not Enough

2004-05. It was a Saturn-Venus transit, Saturn conjunct my natal Cancer Venus and Vesta conjunction, when I began practicing my most potent and life-changing law of attraction work. I knew I wanted to attract the love of my life, and that I was R-E-A-D-Y. But I also knew that wishful thinking, separated from personal accountability and working on the core issues that were keeping me in spin out cycles of attracting, and falling for, the wrong guy, added up to exactly that: wishful thinking. After one final spin-out, I decided I needed to show the Gods that I wasn’t a wimp, and that I was up to the task of learning about my blind spots and blocks and so knowing Saturn rewards hard work and perseverance, I took action, putting intention into concrete acts like: rituals, spell casting, prayerful walks, reciting mantras, writing letters to cupid, making peace with my loneliness, working out my father issues. That period was marked by the practical application of Saturn’s tools, steady self-discipline, diligence, alone-time, accountability, taking responsibility for my entire experience. [Read more…]

Gemini New Moon: Short Journeys & Second Chances

As a child, summer vacations were bar none the highlight of my year– and summer vacations always involved road trips. Scenery moving quickly enough to keep my interest but slow enough for ample reflection time, there’s probably no recipe more freeing to the Cancer imagination than being safely tucked away in a car and watching the world pass by. I’d look forward to Stuckey’s gas stations with their turquoise roof resembling a flying nun habit, and the promise of flat slabs of colorful saltwater taffy.  I loved the freedom the open road promised, which wasn’t the same as a (then) glamorous airplane trip, but more grounded in the earthly experience of bathroom breaks, the pungent smell of cow pastures, the novelty of trucker and roadside diner culture, sticky uncomfortable summer heat. [Read more…]

The Plumed Serpent Meditation

All week I’d been walking around imagining a plumage of feathers atop my head. I couldn’t help it– this is what today’s Venus-Sun transit inspired in me.

I sat down to plan a Venus-Sun transit meditation. I intended to make my own Venus Magic. I wanted to mark this once-in-a-lifetime occasion by giving my desires -for creativity, love, inspiration, flow – the energy and vitality of the Sun.

Then I thought – Why not find a way to share this meditation with others?

After all, my chart ruler, Venus, is on my Midheaven, the point of community and connection with people whom I may not personally know, conjunct Vesta, the asteroid of sacred rituals.

Thus, the Plumed Serpent Meditation was created.

According to my ephemeris, Venus transits the Sun at 6:10 PM Pacific/9:10 PM Eastern on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012. You can do the meditation then, or anytime you want to:

  • remember your worth and value
  • break free from past relationships and relationship patterns
  • say goodbye to old self-worth and body image issues
  • create abundance in your life
  • give spark to your creative muse.

Download and save it. If you like it, do it often.

The MP3 runs about 15 minutes, and after a brief introduction, the meditation begins at 6:48. Enjoy!

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images: Malibu Sirens and The Plumed Serpent Headdress Etsy Shop

Sagittarius Full Moon Eclipse: Calculated Expansion

Apt for Gemini-Sagittarius season, both relate to spreading the word, I’ve sent out book proposals and getting lots of feedback. I’ve been encouraged by the fact that people are actually writing me back and calling – it’s a far cry from several years ago when my emails were mostly met with dead silence. I’ve been amazed at the diversity of opinions. No two are the same, yet all have value. This has the net effect of keeping my head spinning with feedback, advice, sound byte suggestions, opinions galore– a side effect of Gemini season. As we reach out, discuss, cross-pollinate and learn, opinions are not in short supply.

I’ve also had a number of what I’d call “gentle crisis” moments related to growth and expansion. As this lunation spans my Third and Ninth House, I feel like a flower who has in many ways outgrown her pot… and yet the next steps require careful tending, instruction, patience, planning. [Read more…]