WEEK OF MAY 18th: NEW MOON IN GEMINI

All images for this week’s forecast have been provided by Artist
Nicholas Aiden 
from their series: ”Smoke and Mirrors”

Slipping between cracks into the space where virtual dream sensation formats the body of the mind into realer than real reality of fantasies while the exterior temples of merchant spinners decay into nature’s abysmal plastic swirls gathered on the edge of highways and into the mouths of turtles for future generation to harvest into energy regulating AI that maps the soul of souls forgotten by ambitious fractal recognition softwares. The longing of the loins translated through hands, fingers, and into the doubting desires hiding in the heart of perpetual gossip. Nothing can fill the void for the job of the void is to be sanitized, empty and meaningless while the words go around building a world that collapses onto itself and into the future inverted potential like the anxious mechanic dreaming of horses and organic systems. The spleen of intuition misleads the algorithms of the feet around the tower of confused masses desires unfulfilled, camera in hand, ideas liquified by waves of unknown meaning yet to come. The promise of the touch of old love like apples and stick to keep moving converse from time, instinct drowning in no contact digital beauty, ethylic coma, and eternal life if only on the screen of the mindreader’s reel realer than real.



WEEK OF MAY 18, 2020

The week begins with the Moon in the fire sign of Aries while Mars rules the Moon from watery Pisces. There is momentum to play with, however we are in the darkest phase of the Moon before the New Moon in Gemini on Friday. It’s a good time to continue with inner and outer Spring cleaning, catching up on pre-existing structures or simply creating space through physical movement without straining your body. With Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto moving retrograde at the moment, there are a lot of unknown and unresolved factors to contend with. Venus retrograde in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces is adding idealization and longing to the mix which is good for works of fantasy, and creative projects. However the square is not great for making important final decisions as judgment might be skewed. There is a lot of inspiring ideas flying around and it’s an excellent time to jump into the flow, and have fun with it without being too strict about the outcome.

Tuesday the Moon moves through Aries all day and enters Taurus at 22:11 EDT. The Moon travels in the sign of Taurus until Friday. Venus in Gemini is a big player this week ruling over the Sun in Taurus (until Wednesday), and the Moon in Taurus until Friday. However, with Venus moving retrograde and squaring Neptune things are probably not exactly as they seem. It’s especially good to keep in mind that this aspect could show up through bottomless desires  that we try to fill with our favourite cravings like food, shopping, wine, weed, love, internet ect ect. The square between Venus and Neptune has been more or less exact for the last few weeks.

The Sun enters Gemini on Wednesday joining Mercury, Venus, and the North Node already transiting here. Mercury in Gemini is at home and considered strong, clever, and capable of handling details. However (yes) Mercury is applying to a conjunction with Venus retrograde and a square with Neptune in Pisces and this could indicate that our minds are coloured by fantasy and longing for something beyond what is immediately available to us. Once again, an excellent time for works of fiction, poetry, cinema, photography. Anything that speaks in images and triggers your imagination is extra potent right now.

Friday, the New Moon occurs at 2 degrees of Gemini ruled by Mercury conjunct Venus retrograde in Gemini and square Neptune in Pisces. The Gemini New Moon is also trine Saturn retrograde in Aquarius:

Creativity and effort pays off. Things might not move as fast as you would like. There could be details that escape you but you are making progress. The future is here and you get a hint of the shapes of things to come. Patience is a virtue. Fear is the mind killer. The memory of a goldfish is actually longer than originally thought. The news becomes fiction while poetry delivers the truth. Persuade your hands into making something beautiful. Trust your dreams and fool the algorithm. Be selective with the information you consume; stop hoarding tabs. Read a book, read a face, read a voice. Contemplate your outrageous ideas like mermaids sleeping on the shore of your destiny.

”When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”

 

 

 

 

LAST QUARTER MOON IN AQUARIUS


Inside the storm of digital glass with fast spinning centrifugal circumstance a force polarize a divide between the two sides of the same eyes. Flipping into mobius design make-beliefs magnets pretend to be the other side or the other side or the other side or maybe the other side. The four corners of your spirit pulling in opposite directions to create a hologram of untold territories that might never exist depending on your next impossible vision. Everything moves back to the future in a reverse dance of captivity for the eccentricities of the jesters are great indeed. Serious words are not meant to be taken seriously, the mouths of fools mimicking dreams into vulgar shapes and false titles of importance. The essence is lost to time slipping into a virtual snake tightening around a vast network of arteries that connects everyone to their source of custom-made phantasm. Curtains hide the shapes of true intentions for titles and pretty pictures are better than none. Ephemeral appellations on a resume seduce the images inside of you to extract the last drops of existing discernment before you sell your secrets to the mob. Tap here for the oracle.


WEEK OF MAY 11, 2020

We enter a pivotal time this week with three planets stationing retrograde and two other planets changing signs. All this while we move through the last quarter Moon in Aquarius on Thursday. Situations will start to shift and continue to do so as we enter a very mutable (changeable)period.

Monday May 11th, Mercury enters its home sign of Gemini (17:58 EDT) and will travel here until May 28th. Mercury in Gemini is excellent for communication, languages, and sorting out information. We should start to see an increase in tempo and a versatility within our interactions and thought processes. Internal and external dialogues benefit from Mercury’s transit here as long as you can stay away from over thinking things. Information will tend to move or change faster and this could be both useful and aggravating.

Saturn in Aquarius stations retrograde Monday night at 22:17 EDT and will slowly start to retrace the territory it covered since entering this sign on March 22nd. This is a significant shift that could temporarily dissolve some of the boundaries and restrictions that were erected in the last two months.  I say temporarily, because Saturn will officially re-enter Aquarius in mid-December officiating this new era upon us.



Mars enters the mutable sign of Pisces in the early hours on Wednesday and will move through Pisces until it enters Aries at the end of June. Mars in the sign of Pisces does considerably well but will definitely increase the overall changeability factor currently taking over the skies. For now shifting circumstances is the norm without any clear indications of where things will fall.

Venus stations retrograde in Gemini very early Wednesday morning, and will be moving retrograde until June 25th. Venus remains in a tight square aspect with Neptune in Pisces for the rest of the month. Venus moving backward in this very mutable position can indicate a period of changing circumstances and a certain level of confusion or illusion. This Venus retrograde could find you changing your mind often without the ability to rest your thoughts on a single thread. There could be a multitude of options, and potential directions available but the square from Neptune could diffuse any real sense of clarity. At it’s worst, Venus square Neptune until the end of May could mask the reality of a situation to the point of creating a fake veneer on something that is actually not that shiny. It’s a great time for inspired work, creative projects, and free flowing ideas. A good time to revisit what you attribute worth to, what you value, especially in the parts of your chart ruled by Venus or where Gemini is located. However it is not a great time to draw super hard conclusions on the state of your heart and longings. Say yes to poetry. Say no to spending all your money on plastic surgery.


Thursday, the last quarter Moon occurs at 10:03 EDT when the Moon in Aquarius forms a square with the Sun in Taurus. What was initiated around the New Moon in Taurus on April 22nd, and more extensively what was illuminated on the Full Moon in Scorpio last week come under tension. Some things are taking roots while other things must be plucked out. It’s a time of realization and dissemination as opposed to initiation. Since Uranus was so closely involved with the New Moon in Taurus a few weeks ago, the things that are currently taking roots could also feel like a thorn in your side. Things will still take quite some time to make sense logistically.

Lastly, Jupiter in Capricorn station retrograde on Thursday (9:44 EDT) for a total of three planets stationing retrograde this week. Jupiter will be transiting all the way back to 17º of Capricorn before turning direct on September 12th. Much like Saturn stationing retrograde, I think Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn could see the temporary dissolution of some boundaries that were erected in the last two months.

This week certainly indicates the beginning of a shift regarding the current state of affairs. However, the fact that we are heading towards a highly mutable time, with many planets moving backwards – indicates that circumstances are far from being set in stone. Opportunities arise from change, and the ability to move with the changes. Differentiating opportunities from wishful thinking could be the tricky part.

 

 

All Images by Artist Roland Topor

The Head & Tail of the Dragon enters Gemini and Sagittarius

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The Nodes of the Moon just entered the Gemini-Sagittarius axis after spending the last two years on the Capricorn-Cancer axis. This is quite a significant shift, and signals the beginning of a new eclipse cycle taking place in both Gemini and Sagittarius over the course of the next two years. New stories will emerge as old ones unravel in connection with these two signs. This is particularly significant if you have important luminaries in either Gemini or Sagittarius. It also means that every time planets move through either Gemini or Sagittarius, or that a New Moon or Full Moon takes place here, they will be susceptible to the influence of Nodes.

The North and South Nodes of the Moon are considered ”shadow planets”. They are the two points in the sky where the Moon’s orbit intersects with the Ecliptic. When the New Moons and Full Moons happen near the North or South Node, eclipses take place. These 2 ”shadow planets” exert a potent and concentrated influence on human’s affairs and more extensively on nature.

The North Node also known as The Head of the Dragon or Rahu in the Jyotish system of Astrology is said to bring things into the manifest world. The Head of the Dragon doesn’t have a stomach to digest what it consumes. Therefore there is an insatiable hunger connected to this point. I sometimes think of the North Node as a + sign for better or for worse. The North Node is now moving through the sign of Gemini.

The South Node also known as the Tail of the Dragon or Ketu in Jyotish, is said to be a point of ”spiritualization”. Once a particular set of circumstances has been understood it is digested, and returns to the primeval void. I sometimes explain the South Node as a – sign because it tends to remove or subtract things that have reached completion. The South Node is now in Sagittarius.

Eclipses have been a major reason why humans started tracking the movements of the planets. Surviving records have shown that the Babylonians and the ancient Chinese were able to predict solar eclipses as early as 2500 BCE. However we can speculate that humans have been tracking planetary events such as eclipses for a much longer time with complex structures like Göbekli Tepe in Turkey.

 

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The two Nodes of the Moon function together as a giant beast-like serpent that devours the Sun or the Moon. For a moment we enter total darkness – the void from where everything arises and returns to:

The past & future, the old & the new, the complete & the unfinished.

 

 

 

Venus in Gemini ☐ Neptune in Pisces

 

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Catherine et l’armoire. 1985

 

Venus is in the sign of Gemini and will transit here until August 7th. That’s a really longtime for Venus to be in one sign. Venus will station retrograde mid-May and will be moving backward through almost the entire sign of Gemini before stationing direct on June 25th.

On May 3rd, Venus will square Neptune in Pisces. This is an aspect that will occur again on May 20th and July 27th.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the square between Venus and Neptune as it will colour much of the month of May.

Neptune is sometime said to be the ‘’higher octave’’ of Venus which can translate as an idealization of the Venusian principles. Pleasure, Beauty, Aesthetics, Music, Cinema, and Love ect… can become the transcending mediums in which we experience the mystical, supernatural and trans-inducing influences of Neptune.

Venus in Gemini is all about the beauty of ideas communicated into words. Like the exchange of concepts and opinions with others, and the ability to hold contradictory perspectives in one’s mind. Desires are in constant motion, and curiosity is awaken by multiplicity. It reminds me of the way we connect with others via social media. Having this constant thread of exchanges, relationships, and ongoing conversations via a multitude of platforms.

Because of the current state of the world, we’ve all become way more glued to our phones (as if this was possible) and with the internet. A lot of varied opinions and speculations are circulating in a 24/7 dialogues involving billions of people. We are learning, socializing, and working online.

I think the influence of social media, the internet and more extensively our phones will be a big part of what this Venus retrograde will bring out. I imagine the upcoming Venus/Neptune square as the collective information trance we are all experiencing while becoming more entrenched in the virtual world.

I’ll probably be back with more thoughts on this later.

Happy Venus day virtual friends! 🌸

EQUINOX – WEEK OF MARCH 16th, 2020

At the threshold of change – standing with open palms praying for the blooms of Spring to delight us with golden utopia. A vast horizon of possible futures emerging from the slumber of corrupted Kings as their ancient castles crumble. Power and Faith align via seismic fault pushing strength out of nature creating new landscapes to cultivate. Fresh soil ready for the season of becoming – green visions aligned with the Wheel of Fate. The medicine is strong – adding honey over saturating with sweetness. A cacophony of healing invocations reverberates through the wires in anxious unison of fantastical talents. The mirror casts a grandiose reflection of mystical grandeur which serves as a muse for the unemployed confusion. The central hearth burns with everlasting creation flames licking dragoness producing wonders and new forms while the cycles of Necessity dances in the shadows.

OVERVIEW
The week opens with the last quarter Moon in Sagittarius creating a crossroad and a time of decisions. What was realized or initiated at the New Moon in Pisces on February 23rd, and more extensively during Mercury retrograde is now fully emerging. This is a powerful time as we can  see reflected in the collective and this week is no exception.

The big astrological events this week are: Mercury re-entering Pisces early Monday morning after its retrograde – The Sun entering Aries on Thursday signalling the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere -A powerful Mars/Jupiter conjunction in the sign of Capricorn on Friday – Saturn entering Aquarius on Saturday hinting at a new chapter which will officially begin in December, and finally a gorgeous sextile between Venus in Taurus and the Moon/Neptune in Pisces closing the weekend next Sunday, March 22nd.

CAPRICORN MOON: STABILISING STRUCTURES
The Moon enters Capricorn mid-day on Monday which brings attention back to our present obligations and responsibilities. The Moon transiting in the Earth sign of Capricorn until Wednesday evening carries a stoic, practical, and somewhat fearful lens on current situations.

The Moon in Capricorn trines Venus in Taurus Tuesday afternoon brings positive solutions to logistical issues. With the emphasis of planets in Earth signs at the moment, the focus is on assets, money, and how to provide, and maintain cash flow. Capricorn and Taurus are two signs concerned with material comfort, stability, and the tangible. There is plenty of backup and motivation at the moment to stabilize our realities, and adapt to the changing tides.

Wednesday, the Moon in Capricorn conjoins Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn before entering Aquarius late Wednesday evening. In Astrology, the Moon sometimes serves as a magnifying glass or a translator of other planetary aspects. The Moon meeting the stellium of heavy-duty players in Capricorn could serve to augment our awareness of current crumbling structures. Change is of course the only constant. We must move through this time with flexibility, awareness, and the willingness to adapt to changing circumstances.


EQUINOX THRESHOLD
On Thursday March 19th, the Sun at 29 degrees of Pisces sextile Saturn at 29 degrees of Capricorn. We could be extremely aware of the implications of the change currently taking place. The Sun in the very last degree of the Zodiac while Saturn is in the very last degree of Capricorn foretells of this powerful threshold we are currently crossing collectively, and the lessons being integrated at this time thanks to Saturn.

The Sun enters Aries (23:49 EDT) signalling the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Mars applies to a conjunction with Jupiter in Capricorn at the time of the Equinox while Uranus in Taurus sextile the Nodes of the Moon. There is confidence, initiative, and faith amidst the very real changing circumstances. We are forced to plan for the long-term, and think strategically at this time.

On Friday, the Moon continues to travel through the sign of Aquarius as if preparing the ground for Saturn about to enter Aquarius on Saturday. The Moon will be void of course all day after a square to Venus in Taurus (5am EDT). Things could feel in suspense, and it could be hard to know the outcome of our current predicaments. However, with Mars and Jupiter’s conjunction becoming exact on Friday, the desire to move forward and the energy to do so is available. It’s a good time to stay busy with projects and be proactive.

SATURN ENTERS AQUARIUS – MOON IN PISCES – WEEKEND
The weekend continues to surprise. The Moon enters Pisces early Saturday morning meeting Mercury which is sextile Uranus in Taurus; an aspect that was exact at the beginning of February just before Mercury stationed retrograde.

We might find the answers for things that were left in suspense in the last month and a half. We might be asked to retrace our step to get to the origin of a story. Things that began around the first week of February are now being clarified perhaps creating more confusion. The Moon in Pisces with Mercury could muddle and diffuse information creating more anxiety. It could be hard to know what the truth really is.

Saturn enters Aquarius late Saturday evening/early Sunday morning depending on where you live. Saturn will be in Aquarius until it stations retrograde and moves back into Capricorn at the beginning of July. Saturn will officially enter Aquarius at the end of 2020 and will transit in the sign of the Water Bearer until 2023. If you know your Astrology, then you know that Saturn leaves no one indifferent. For the next three and a half months we will have an opportunity to glimpse at the upcoming themes that Saturn in Aquarius will undoubtedly bring up when it officially enters Aquarius at the end of the year.

Finally, Sunday carries a luxurious glow while the Moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces and sextile Venus in Taurus. Venus currently at home in the sign of Taurus shows that charm, inspiration, and pleasures are readily available. The Moon and Neptune in Pisces aspecting Venus in Taurus on Sunday promises a day filled with fantasy and longing which should be utilize for art, music, beauty, romance and all creative pleasures, and projects. Even though we are at the mercy of powerful change, beauty and love is readily available.

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”
Marty Rubin

 


Art:

1. La Flora de Stabies. Allegory of Spring 

2. Una and the Lion by Briton Rivière

3. Walter Crane, The Roll of Fate, Wikimedia Commons

4. Mars by ?

5. The birth of Venus by John Bulloch Souter

 

Week of March 9th 2020: Potential

The snake slips through your fingers undulating in a backward dance, slithering up your sleeve and into your heart.  The poison is released – intoxicating the future with fated, and malleable longings. The sweetness of the past caresses your best intentions testing your resolve. Dreams materialize out of dreams. Wishful thinking wants to gain favours. Lucidly inebriated on visions – desire is a river that flows forth. Nature is a cruel and beautiful mistress that gives herself freely to the dance while her old forms fertilize the soil as an offering to potentiality. Love is the rapture encircling your Soul as your body seeks the edge of the grove.

FULL MOON IN VIRGO: SHAPESHIFTING
Monday opens with a Full Moon in Virgo which is exact at 13:48 EST. The Full Moon in Virgo highlights a dichotomy between process and inspiration, between the material and the ephemeral. The Sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces at the time of the Full Moon diffusing solar light, and rationality. The Moon in Virgo tries to create a practical application for all the intangible ideas floating around. You might be in the process of crafting a proper container for an idea or a vision. However with the mutable season in full swing we still have to contend with destabilizing factors. The Full Moon in Virgo can be anxiety inducing especially if you stare at the whole instead of the parts. Satisfaction will come from working on one thing at a time without letting your ”to-do list” overwhelm you. The Full Moon in Virgo compartmentalizes while the Sun and Neptune in Pisces blurs the lines. The more you try to grasp, the more constricting it will feel. Be present with your process and accept that even though there is still a lot of work to be done, you are progressing at your own rhythm. Mercury stations direct in Aquarius late Monday night, and whatever has been on hold will start to gain momentum in the next few weeks.

MOON IN LIBRA: MAGNETIZING
Things will calm down considerably after the swell of the Full Moon in Virgo. The Moon enters Libra at 6:04am EST Tuesday morning – ruled by a powerful Venus currently in Taurus. Venus also sextile the Nodes of the Moon to begin the week highlighting our desire nature and where it is taking us. The Sun in Pisces sextile its ruler Jupiter currently in Capricorn giving us faith that some sort of structures will be there to support us. Even though the Full Moon in Virgo on Monday illuminates complicated logistics, we are compelled to move forward confidently.

MOON IN SCORPIO: TRUE vs HIDDEN MOTIVES
The Moon enters Scorpio Thursday morning and will travel here until Saturday. Mars currently in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces and rules over the Moon in Scorpio; we move deeper into our desire nature which takes us to the roots of our ambitions and beyond. Intuition is highlighted until Friday, and we could feel guided by some sort of mystical ideal. There is a need to move beyond superficiality, and seek transcending experiences that transform us, and our reality. With so many planets currently transiting in the Earth element, we are looking for tangible ways to transform the structures in our lives. We want our material condition to reflect our ideals.


MOON IN SAGITTARIUS: AMBITIOUS VISION
The Moon enters Sagittarius Saturday morning ruled by Jupiter in Capricorn. Since Jupiter is currently sitting between Mars and Pluto, themes of ambition and power will continue to be highlighted all weekend. The Sun in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn Sunday emphasizes shifting structures. There could be a powerful urge to succeed at this time and the ability to do so without too much opposing tensions. It’s a powerful week for strategic manoeuvring.



”Come into the garden, Maud,
For the black bat, Night, has flown,
Come into the garden, Maud,
I am here at the gate alone;
And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad,
And the musk of the roses blown.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF MARCH 2nd, 2020: Dreaming Goddess

 

The sky is turning around and around. Arriving at the end, the road disappears. What you thought was happening is actually happening; the dream is correct. Reality erodes under your eyes, memories seep through the eternal flame with familiarity. The path of the Fool, the pathless way. Eyes close you see. Grasp it, and it vanishes. Nature shimmers against the backdrop of crumbling empires. Nature crumbles against the backdrop of virtual progress. Small hopes of electric flashes. Hollowed spirits salivate for success, competing for the peak. Hypnotized. The limit is reached. Brick by brick the sanctum is reborn perpetually through sacrificing the outer crown. A fire inside an ocean burns with a thousand eyes. Illumination birthed. Getting back to the beginning. Fingers on the pulse. Counting breaths. One for the dive. One for the horizon. One for the mirage. One for the pearl.

The First Quarter Moon takes place on Monday when the Moon in Gemini squares the Sun in Pisces highlighting some tension and conflicting situations. A funky signature to begin the week. The Gemini Moon ruled by a retrograde Mercury is sure to make progressing efficiently a little bit more complicated. Change of plans or last minute cancelation are possible, and it could be difficult to know exactly where things are heading making decisions all the more difficult. Venus in Aries squares Saturn in Capricorn on Tuesday confirming once again that we have to contend with some roadblocks or delayed gratification. Venus square Saturn could feel isolating, and lacking in support but don’t let this reality fool. It’s a necessary contraction that forces you to find original solutions, and it gets better as the week progresses.


The Moon enters Cancer late Tuesday evening and Mercury retrogrades back into Aquarius early Wednesday morning for a costume change. Mercury is now retracing steps from early February. Don’t be surprised if you have to deal with an echo of something initiated a month ago. Mercury in Aquarius sextile Venus in Aries Wednesday afternoon carrying solutions or at least ideas on how to move forward. Finally, Venus enters Taurus Wednesday night at 22:07 EDT where she will frolic until April 3rd. Venus is considered at home in the sign of Taurus. Her transit here should give a boost to all pleasurable things.


The Moon in Cancer opposes the stellium of planets in Capricorn on Thursday March 5th. We could spend the day revising plans concerned with the familiar and the safe while trying to branch out. We could be prompt to step out of our comfort zone if we are to continue on an ambitious path. Pragmatism will be favoured but don’t let your decisions be made out of fear. The day could feel somewhat polarizing but we are dealing with repeating themes and we should start getting the hang of this. Sometimes wisdom doesn’t look like it should.

The Moon enters Leo early Friday morning igniting passions as she squares Uranus and Venus in Taurus. The status quo won’t cut it this time. You might want to try to include some exciting activities into your weekend as the boredom threshold will be extremely low. Venus in Taurus is applying to a conjunction with Uranus and the Sun in Pisces to a conjunction with Neptune both exact on Sunday but this will permeate the whole weekend. The Moon enters Virgo in the early hours Sunday morning ending the week with another Mercury retrograde ruled Moon.

There is febrility in the air on March 7th and 8th. On a mundane level Neptune is often associated with sensitivity and toxicity. The Sun joining Neptune on Sunday morning foretells that the coronavirus could create a lot more anxiety and uncertainty in the collective. Something intangible and invisible is seeping through the masses and is very hard to contain. The Full Moon in Virgo will oppose the Sun/Neptune in Pisces on Monday March 9th  saturating the skies with a polarizing tension. (More on this next Monday). On a personal level, the Sun joining Neptune on Sunday could be linked with a desire for transcendence or union. Something could feel really inspiring or at it’s worst ominous. Neptune is spiritual communion as much as it is drowning. It is revelations or delusions. Choose your own adventure.

Later on Sunday afternoon, Venus joins Uranus in Taurus for a quick rodeo giving the day a definite unpredictable flavour. Even though Taurus is a sign associated with stability and grounding, we could be looking for new soils in which to root down.  A strong desire for sensuality, and experiences that stimulate our senses could permeate the weekend and the beginning of next week. This is an uncompromising signature when impulse control is at an all time low. Expect the unexpected and enjoy the ride.

“And then, some morning in the second week, the mind wakes, comes to life again. Not in a city sense—no—but beach-wise. It begins to drift, to play, to turn over in gentle careless rolls like those lazy waves on the beach. One never knows what chance treasures these easy unconscious rollers may toss up, on the smooth white sand of the conscious mind; what perfectly rounded stone, what rare shell from the ocean floor. Perhaps a channeled whelk, a moon shell, or even an argonaut.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

 

 

Week of February 16th, 2020: Practical Synchronicities

You trace a line from point Z to point A and then you forget where you were going but that’s ok because you discover the meaning of what you were searching for between the starting point and the finishing one. People reveal their secrets between breaths, between sunset and sunrise, when dragons move from heart to mouth. It’s refreshing to be given all the answers without asking for them; you simply know without your head. There is a cool dark forest at the base of a mountain with an ancient fountain of memories where the water tastes like earth and courage. You drink from this place before you ascend higher and higher, crossing a golden net made of your own ambitions and fears.


GOATS & FISHES
The week begins with Mercury having just turned retrograde in the sign of Pisces on Sunday February 16th. The Sun leaves Aquarius on February 18th, and the New Moon in Pisces arrives next Sunday, February 23rd. We are at the very end of the zodiac where things get a little bit slippery, and changeable. Situations are shifting but we are in the transition between seasons and it’s hard to know exactly the shape of things to come. The traditional ruling planet of Pisces is currently in Capricorn along with Saturn, Pluto, and Mars who just entered Capricorn on Sunday Feb 16th also. This means that we are still getting a big dose of the stoic goat even though the Sun moved out of Capricorn a month ago. All these planets in Capricorn carries practical and material concerns to the otherwise boundary-transcending Pisces. Mars newly ingress in Capricorn carries a lot of tactical support to get us through this particular Mercury retrograde in Pisces.

TRADITIONAL EXPERIMENTAL
Jupiter in Capricorn will sextile Neptune in Pisces this week which will be exact on Thursday. Jupiter is somewhat limited in Capricorn, but these two planets coming together offers a good dose of faith. Faith that everything will work out no matter what happens. The ethereal and the material are converging and offers a psychedelic cocktail of aspirations, synchronicities, and tangible opportunities. It could feel easier to step out of your current limitations and get a glimpse of how it could be with a small tweak of your perspective. How to redirect your energies on the realization of experiences you crave or to start aligning with a project you have in mind could start to become clearer. Whatever your heart desires, the combination of Pisces and Capricorn planets in the next 3 weeks is the perfect time to start implementing small actions towards grandiose visions.

“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

NEW MOON IN PISCES
The Moon is in Sagittarius to begin the week which gives a nice dose of motivation to get things moving. The Moon enters Capricorn early Tuesday while the Sun is still in Aquarius emphasizing our workload and responsibilities. Tuesday and Wednesday will be for work, and the discipline should be there. Our focus will start to wane by Thursday with the Moon in Capricorn void of course until the afternoon when it enters Aquarius. After the mid-week rush to fulfill duties, obligations, and attend the structures of our lives while the Moon is in Capricorn, we will start to dream about bigger scenarios for ourselves.

With the sextile of Jupiter and Neptune perfecting at 10:55am ET on Thursday our attention shifts to fantasizing about possible and potential futures. The Moon will be in Aquarius Thursday afternoon until late Saturday when it enters Pisces. The New Moon in Pisces takes place Sunday morning signalling the beginning of a new lunar cycle. Until then, we could feel compelled to get our ducks in a row, and structure our schedule according to what we want to accomplish this month. The week offers pragmatic perspective and the drive to get stuff done; do not let this overwhelm you. Since we are in the waning phase of the Moon all week until the New Moon on Sunday, it’s a good time to trim off excess responsibilities instead of adding more.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 10th, 2020: Energy goes where attention flows


Let’s make a plan while we still have some sense left in us. Let’s make a drawing of our desires before we forget what we came here for. The fog rises and changes the landscape and the shapes of things to come. The path disappears with a trick of the light but maybe this is the way. To get lost, to lose sight of the shore, to restore inner sight all the way to the source. We must live in the ambiguity of wanting both storm and safety. Memories from the future informs the creative act allowing things to be born in the great confluence of Earth and Sky which gives tangible shape to the World while we divine our way backward.


The week begins with the grounding influence of the Moon in Virgo directing attention on practicalities and logistics. Mercury in Pisces is slowing down, and preparing to station retrograde on Sunday. This period of time is ripe with ideas especially regarding creative projects. Mercury retrograde in Pisces until March 9th should be an excellent time for the gestation of some of your wildest visions for 2020. We are very much at the beginning of a new decade and we are starting to see what this means. New paths are emerging as we locate ourselves on foreign territory. It could feel both exciting and scary but for the most part we are ready for it. The stellium of planets in Capricorn is bringing a sober perspective on big dilemmas, and the patience to move through them with stoic resolve.

The practical concerns at the beginning of the week will start to wane once the Moon enters Libra on Tuesday night. Venus in Aries conjunct Chiron on Monday, and Venus square the Nodes of the Moon on Wednesday could shift our attention on relationship dynamics. We can expect themes around fairness, compromise, justice but also conflicts and resolution to surface. We reflect each other for better and for worse in a delicate balance of give and take. Venus currently in Aries can inflame the passions and display our desires brightly but it could feel harder to reconcile personal needs versus the need to keep the peace while the Moon is in Libra mid-week.

The Moon enters Scorpio on Thursday night continuing to highlight needs and desires. With Mars about to leave Sagittarius for Capricorn on Sunday, it all comes down to energy investment, and where you want to focus your attention. Mars in Capricorn from February 16th to March 30th will offer strategic support for long term goals. Knowing your priorities is the first step for directing your attention towards the realization of your goals.

The Moon enters Sagittarius Saturday night and on Sunday the Moon square Mercury just as it stations retrograde in Pisces. Jupiter in Capricorn ruling both Pisces and Sagittarius is sextile to Neptune in Pisces (exact on February 20th) just as Mercury stations retrograde. Much of this retrograde could be about giving tangible shapes to our visions. There could be a feeling of genuine connection to the bigger narratives in our lives and an ability to gain philosophical perspective regarding our current material predicaments. Optimism is a spell.

“A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.”
John A. Shedd

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3, 2020: THE IMAGINED

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At the end of the day the light stays a little bit longer to remind you of a distant longing like a Summer promise of ease from a time of innocence when your imagination was the only filter in the foreign country of your dreams where no one knows you. Feeling the zephyr within the passion of images arising from a mysterious well, the heart crusades for the intangible without compromise for the reality of flesh which keeps the spirit anchored only by a thin silver thread. It heads for the void where the music is loud and soft and light shocks you with golden visions of star fires and poetic combustions.

 

 

MERCURY IN PISCES
The week begins with Mercury’s ingress into the sign of Pisces (6:38am ET) where it will station retrograde on February 16. The Moon enters Gemini early Monday and travels here Tuesday  and Wednesday morning. Mercury’s ingress should be quite noticeable because of the Mercury-ruled Moon. We get a little bit of a ”mutable kick”. Things are shifting and it might be hard to keep your eyes on a moving target. It’s a busy start to the week. Venus in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn on Monday afternoon, and could persuade us to be reasonable for a second. However we are heading toward totally uncharted territory…willingly.


MERCURY SEXTILE URANUS
Late Tuesday night, Mercury in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus. This aspect will take place again on March 21st. It’s an important marker for something that begins now could take you all the way to the Equinox. Mercury and Uranus are both associated with communication and how ideas travel. Mercury connects the dots, but in Pisces there is no linear framework. It’s all over the place, it’s imaginative, psychic, dreamy and inspired. Uranus is the direct cable to the zeitgeist and beyond. Uranus is plugged in to what’s buzzing on the horizon. Mercury sextile Uranus this week is your opportunity to put a finger on the pulse of things to come. You can look at where Pisces and Taurus sits in your chart to have a better idea of possible themes playing out in your life.

VENUS EXALTED

Venus reaches the degree of her exaltation on Wednesday at 27º Pisces where she is said to have great magnetizing potential. Venus in the last few degrees of Pisces will be clear of malefic (mainly Saturn and Pluto) and is excellent for love, beauty, and other pleasurable indulgence.The Moon will travel through the Water sign of Cancer Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and half the day Friday. We could be holding on to the familiar and the safe with one hand while turning the Wheel of Destiny with the other hand.

VENUS IN ARIES
Venus leaves Pisces early Friday morning and enters the sign of Aries where she will transit until March 4th. Venus changing signs from her exalted place to her place of detriment is quite significant. Things which fall under Venus’s rulership like relationships could undergo significant adjustments as there will be less desire to compromise.


FULL MOON IN LEO
The Moon enters the sign of Leo Friday evening and the Full Moon in Leo takes place late Saturday night/early Sunday morning depending on where you live. The Moon in Leo will oppose the Sun in Aquarius illuminating the dichotomy between our desires to be seen in a certain light, versus the desire to break free from the mold entirely.

It’s a busy week with changing narratives and nothing set in stone. With Mars still in Sagittarius, Venus’s ingress in Aries on Friday, and the Full Moon in Leo Saturday night, the end of the week contains some power to fuel our desires and ambitions. However, with Mercury entering Pisces, plus Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn we could be torn between our reason and our intuition.


“The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.”

Andre Breton