Archives for June 2013

Jupiter In Cancer: To Every Heart, A Home

Little buddhaLately, the waterworks are turned ON. Last weekend I found myself blubbering about the loss of traditional cooking skills, nostalgically yearning for a time when folks gathered together in the kitchen, made, and ate real food together, a time when women gathered, grandmothers, mothers and cooked toxin-free food…and the dam burst and the tears started rolling. My dear Cancer friend, a man, moved by my tears, replied with a story about a friend who brought home cooked food every day to the hospital bed of a sick friend. Touched by this rare compassion, then he started crying. Then I started laughing. At the ridiculous loony-ness (lunar) of it all, citing Jupiter’s entry into Cancer (6/25) to quickly trine Neptune and Jupiter – a tear-jerker of a transit.

What will Jupiter’s transit through Cancer bring? Astro-peeps have worried: with explosive Uranus-Pluto square nearby, what gives? Well, wherever Uranus-Pluto touches, things need to heal and right themselves, to evolve. Things like, entrenched problems with our food supply, undervaluation of the healing arts, personal healing, undervaluation of feminine arts, women, and a real big gaping hole where compassion should be. Jupiter always asks, What are you underestimating? Where could life be better?  Cancer answers. We need to feel where we hurt. We need to heal our hearts and our health, nurture our relationship to our inner self, value our home, women, our family — or we lose energy and power. [Read more…]

Capricorn Full Moon: Desert Moon

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During Cancer season I always feel a strong need to break away from routines, to go somewhere, experience something different. I need to turn over a new leaf or rock –preferably one found far away, on foreign land. Cancer falls in my Ninth House of Expansion, but the urge to get away is motivated by the archetype of Cancer.  This is where I take care of myself, how I heal. I’ve been dreaming of a trip to the desert, I always long for the bone-dry desert at Capricorn Full Moon, with its Spartan moonscape terrain. I’m turning forty next week and this yearning feels monumental. A song calls to me, …”in the desert, you can remember your name…” I fantasized about writing you this full moon essay from a little no name motel in the Mojave, located next to a no name bar, with a bartender named Rocky or Bud or Stoney. Alas, I am writing you from my sturdy little office, which I love, in a home I also love.

For multiple reasons outside my control, the desert fantasy is not going to happen. Even though I need to wrangle an adventure, I need to stick closer to home, more. There’s too much healing to do. [Read more…]

Venus-Pluto-Uranus Transit: Peeling the Onion

We really don’t know what we’re getting into when we fall in love with another, do we? We fall under the spell of love, we fall for someone trustworthy, kind and true, and trust that no matter what comes our way, the tender feelings we have for one another will insulate and protect us from what inevitably comes next. Given the right person, barring a criminal history or other red flags, it would be silly to think it’s not worth the risk. Love is the ultimate reality, and many know that God is Love, too.

We take a vow, make a commitment to our Love, to love, honor, respect in sickness, in health…and a host of other potentials. What comes next…is hard. It can happen five months down the road, or five years. The inevitability of love is that eventually something will challenge it in the deepest way. When something devastating or unexpected blindsides us, we are forced to trace backwards how it “got this bad”. Maybe we can start to see how poor communication, piled up resentments, a mutual unwillingness to have an honest conversation contributed to this. Maybe we never thought that letting that same argument go (over and over) could erode the attraction and affection we have for each other, let alone the very center of our union. A failure to adequately resolve what is happening in the present creates the atmosphere of living under a volcano. And these oppressed emotions and unspoken words are like time bombs. [Read more…]