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Stop Using Astrology to Scare Yourself Silly

We're in the eclipse zone, that concentrated period of time surrounding two eclipses, and a time when some people who know just enough astrology to be dangerous, grow really afraid.  As you read the myriad web resources available about this very special time, or any...

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Two Leo New Moons (one’s an eclipse!): Say Yes to You

It takes tremendous courage to put our self out there, to trust we won’t be rejected for who we are. We can all understand insecurity of worrying about our worth, abilities, what others think; Leo doesn’t hold the patent on that. And we don’t have to be a Leo to tear a page from this playbook. We are in an astrological period of intense Leo activity for the next month. On 7/23 we have this first New Moon at zero degrees, and a second New Moon Solar Eclipse at 29 degrees Leo on 8/21.

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How Well Do You Know Your Ceres?

Have you seen the picture of Beyonce with her twins? The pictures likeness to Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, reminded me of Ceres the Great Mother Goddess. I looked it up and sure enough, Beyonce’s Ceres is in Virgo conjunct her Sun -which means her identity is fused...

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Pluto Transit? Reclaim Your Innocence with Persephone

When we consider Pluto, our minds tend to go to the darkest places. It’s not unwarranted; after all, Pluto shows us our deepest wounds, the places we’ve been disempowered. Yet in astrologically giving Pluto/Hades all the limelight, we've overlooked the Goddess...

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Capricorn Full Moon: Time for Kindness

I bumped my elbow walking out of my office this morning. It hurt. My first thought was, Well, Jessica you shouldn’t be walking out of the office while still getting dressed. Do one thing at a time, huh? As my elbow throbbed, I paused and felt the real sting. This...

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Cancer New Moon: Season of the Moon

It’s Cancer season. If Cancer season had a soundtrack it would be that of waves gently lapping on an ocean beach. If it had a taste, it would be sweet ripe berries. As the Sun warms the soul, when nostalgia beckons from the corner of our memories, this is the season...

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Clearing the Energy of Persecution

To listen, click the arrow above or download right here. Do you ever feel made wrong by others? Do you ever find your self irrationally fearing judgement or punishment from others? As sometimes happens, in tune with the planets, we have experiences of energy that...

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Book Review: Moon Power

Simone Butler's sumptuous new book Moon Power quietly arrived on my doorstep as if brought by fairies (our road is closed, and we rarely have the luxury of door to door delivery anymore, so this was exceptional). Many of you know Simone from Mooncircles.com, where she...

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Sagittarius Full Moon: Strawberry Moon

Listen by pressing "play" above, or download as MP3 here. Some days trying to find myself is like trying to find keys in a snowstorm I know She is there but I can’t see her The motion, energy and debris flies around, obscuring vision, clarity, knowing In those moments...

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Gemini New Moon: Inner Listening

Click here to download audio recording of this essay as an MP3 I’d been getting reacquainted with yoga, lately, trying to get with a more conscious version of yoga. I don’t need yoga for exercise, I walk my dog and do cardio every day. I wanted a practice to deepen my...

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Video: How to Align with True Self Change

  You are ready to make a major change -in your relationship patterns, living situation, choice of work, etc. How do you know whether you're making a True Self choice -one that will bring new, exciting growth- or you're just replicating an old pattern? Tune into your...

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Taurus New Moon: Earth Magic

Venus, planet of the Divine Feminine, rules this New Moon. Due to her retrograde, Venus in Pisces has been conjunct Chiron and square Saturn for most of April, bringing relationship frustrations, feelings of helplessness, loss and existential loneliness to surface. Taurus New Moon has healing magic in it, Earth Magic. Take the parts of you that have fragmented, from confusion, fear and hurt into Mother Nature.

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Libra Full Moon: Spring Cleaning

We had a real estate agent visit our house this weekend and we saw our house through his eyes. Our 1930’s cottage is quirky in the extreme, and he was sensitive with us about it. Yet both of us replayed his comments for the next few days--from the assumptions that the...

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Simple Release Ritual

This is a simple way to shift stuck energy. I've used this method of working with relationship energy, spiritually, for years, and been amazed not only at the difference I've felt afterwards, but how others' respond as if they were healed, too. Often we don't need to...

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Virgo Full Moon: Knowing Woman

I was sharing something deeply personal with a friend, an underworld issue I don’t have the answers around but I’m mucking around in, hard, like looking for something shiny in a swamp, when something she said caused me to reflect on the way we talk to each other when...

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What To Do During Venus Retrograde

For forty days, March 4- April 15, 2017, Venus will move retrograde in the degrees of 13 Aries- 27 Pisces. Retrograde Revaluations Venus is the cosmic darling, Goddess of Love, Beauty, Pleasure and all we enjoy. With Venus, life is good - we find money under our...

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Pisces New Moon Solar Eclipse: Divine Perfection

I was attending a meditation at a local meditation center. The dharma talk was about integrity, a pressing question for our times to be sure, but as the teacher threw out questions, a sort of personal inventory about the areas of our lives where we are in or out of...

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Working With Mars & Anger

This week, warrior planet, Mars in Aries, squares Pluto in Capricorn (2/22), then conjoins Uranus (2/26). As the red planet heats up our world, it's time to become more conscious about our personal Mars. I read this post by astrologer Michael Lutin about the upcoming...

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Leo Full Moon Eclipse: Be More Leo

I was in Hawaii with my husband, walking by the gift shop of our resort when I saw them: a precious group of hula dolls. My inner child went “oooh!” and I immediately texted a picture to my sister, saying “I would’ve died for one of these when we were kids!” I bought...

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Saturn Transits the Third House: What Do You Know?

This essay continues my series of my Saturn transiting through the houses, which is, so far the twelfth, first, second and now third. I'm about 1/3 of the way through, and this is my current report. My second house Saturn journey appeared straightforward at first, but...

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