Gemini Full Moon: Remember Your Spiritual Tools

We’re selling our 85 year old house, moving from California to Hawaii in January. There’s a lot to coordinate, and with many details, inspections, timing issues, repairs, and unwanted discoveries (like a 60k sewer fix) it is too easy to get caught up in my mind, into anxiety and worry, to hold the perspective of “What if…this doesn’t work out?” Not a creative mindset. [Read more…]

Scorpio New Moon: Your Family or Your Life?

The holidays always hold several guarantees: tinsel and lights, Christmas music being played far too early in the season, and lots of difficult emotions about family. This is the time of year when we replay old hurts, traumas. And this is as predictable as hearing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer in every store we visit. [Read more…]

Scorpio Is Forgiveness Season- Or Is It?

It’s painful to lose a true friend of the Soul. Most of us would choose not to ever lose them. It would be nice if those relationships went on forever, forever inspiring, raising us to be and see our highest, brightest self. But often they don’t, and since it felt so wonderful to be in their presence, it leaves us wondering- what happened? Or worse, What did I do wrong? [Read more…]

Taurus Full Moon: Come to Your Senses

Mars is currently transiting my Third House (of neighbors, communications, transportation, mind), and as Mars transits goes it’s textbook aggravating.

Seeking relief, I decide to go shopping but my stress-relieving trip proves more stressful. The mall is crowded with people wearing sour looks. I feel shamed, by the body language and tsk-tsk of both customers and salespeople, for bringing my friendly puppy to “pet-friendly” stores. While driving back home, a driver lays on her horn because I allow a family, huddled together on a small median, to cross the street on a green light. Reaching my neighborhood, I drive through a kid-populated area and receive an accusatory glare — a glare that tells me she thinks I’m driving too fast although I’m well under the speed limit. [Read more…]

A Month to Stay Inside: Sun in the Twelfth House

I’m in a room with a group of women. Each woman is being asked the same question about the world events we’ve been experiencing. As I listen, I realize no one has answered from the perspective of spiritual consciousness and I get excited to share and start formulating what I would like to say. After everyone else has shared, it’s finally my turn, when suddenly the group disbands in a hurry and moves to another room. I’m left with words on my lips, but no one to hear them… [Read more…]

Libra New Moon: What’s Resonating?

Not everyone nor everything you encounter in your life is for you. This is a neutral fact. But boy, do we get confused.

I was reminded this while trying to order a dress, of all things. The dress was so delicate, feminine, delicious and yet trying to buy that dress was like attempting to squeeze blood from a turnip. Everything went wrong from square one. The customer service, the sizing, the returns and exchanges. Yet I tried again, growing more frustrated. Until I had the epiphany that, for whatever mysterious reason, this dressmaker’s energy was not resonant with mine. [Read more…]

Jupiter in Scorpio: Dancing with Fire

“If you cannot tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.” -Virginia Woolf

I’m not one to use another’s tragedy to prove astrology’s accuracy. That strikes me as disingenuous and gimmicky, kind of like people who chase tornados and post them to their YouTube channel. However, facing the potential of one’s death is a Scorpio phenomenon itself, and being on the hairy edge of death has a thrill of aliveness in it, as any Scorpio knows. And sometimes the collective symbols offer themselves up, like dreams straight from the astrological field -as the wildfires of Northern California did, to announce the entry, in wildly devastating accuracy, of Jupiter’s passage through Scorpio. [Read more…]

Aries Full Moon: Born This Way

I was feeling very vulnerable last week, struggling with feeling too open and too emotionally raw. You know those times when you feel too tender, too fragile, when just about anything can set you over the edge? I was on that edge. [Read more…]

Vesta Wants Your Devotion

It’s relatively easy to match certain archetypes to well-known people who carry their signature. Pallas, healer, warrior and Amazon Queen? Wonder Woman, of course. Ceres, the Great Mother? I chose Beyonce, but there are others who would fit. I’ll nominate Frida Kahlo for Juno, the Divine Consort. But, first, Vesta -a bit trickier.

Why? Her invisible nature. In art, human characterizations of Vesta, the Goddess, are difficult to find. Most commonly she is represented by a hearth, altar or flame, indicating the light of Spirit present. Therefore, people with Vesta strong in their charts typically are aren’t concerned with attracting attention to their self, but with purity of purpose, motive and action of carrying out a holy task or sacred service. To find a modern Vestal you must look past the person, toward what’s being offered. [Read more…]

Virgo New Moon: Humble Harvest

Astraea, the Goddess associated with Virgo, was the last immortal to live on Earth, until she left in disgust, so disturbed by humanity’s wickedness, evil and corruption. Being a Virgo, she probably also developed a physical ailment from all the pollution and toxicity. Nonetheless, Astraea became part of the starry constellation we call Virgo and when the planets pass through her piece of the sky, we too can become peevish, turning a critical eye on our life and our world. All the things that we wish were different annoy us. We easily see what needs cleansing, organizing, fixing, improving, healing. Astraea’s legacy to us was the urge for a more perfect existence. [Read more…]