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A Temple for Neptune

If you enter a room to get something only to forget why you went in; if you discover mid-sentence that you’ve lost your train of thought entirely; if you lost yet another several hours or days doing...(yes, what exactly were you doing?) it’s probably not early...

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Pisces Full Moon: Do Nothing

At the end of each summer, like clockwork, I used to anticipate surviving the fall. Thinking about back-to-school, carpooling kids, back-to-school events, weekend social calendars, travel plans… as life spun like a top perilously close to the edge of the table, I...

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Pallas: Your Inner Amazon

“There’s a little bit of Amazon in every woman.” - The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier "Be careful in the world of men, Diana, they do not deserve you." - Wonder Woman It’s no coincidence that Wonder Woman was a box office hit in summer of 2017. Here, a fierce and...

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Leo New Moon Eclipse: Play Bigger

This week, my energy teacher gave me an exercise that seemed custom- tailored Leo. We were having a conversation about thinking we want and need our partners to show up in a certain way, and the disappointment and resentment when they don’t. Instead of getting caught...

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Aquarius Full Moon: The Call of Truth

Last December I did something bold, and something absolutely terrifying. I told my husband I wanted to move. Out of state. Away from California, our home for twenty years. Actually, I had been telling him I wanted to move for months, but I wasn’t being received. He...

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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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