UPCOMING LECTURE EVENT

Hi folks!

I will be sharing some ideas on dreaming, synastry, and the Moon on Monday August 17th at 1pm EDT via Zoom. These observations came through in the context of the Lunar Zodiac research Chris Reppucci  and I have been doing in the last year. If you are interested in getting more out of your dreams or simply want to know about synastry and why you connect to certain people more than others, you can register for the presentation here: https://www.lunarzodiac.com/events  and you will be sent a link to get in at the time of the lecture.

𓅓 Lecture description:

A presentation on the lunar cycle, dreams, and the encounters we have with others while dreaming.

We will explore some ideas as to why this may be possible via synastry, and the motion of the Moon while contemplating the importance and purpose of reflective engagement with others and our surroundings to trigger synchronicities and meaningful insights. There will be chart examples, simple dream recall techniques, and a practicum section for those of you who would like to engage with this process in the following months.

This lecture is geared towards people who have a good handle of their birth chart, and who can keep track of the lunar cycle. Having a proficiency for dreaming or the desire to integrate your dreaming experience actively via observation, practice, and through creative modalities of your choosing whether artistic, somatic, magical (or other) is helpful but not necessary.

Week of July 6th, 2020

Le baptême de l’air, Félix Labisse

The Eclipse in Capricorn that took place in the early hours Sunday morning serves as backdrop to begin the week. Saturn retrograded out of Aquarius, and back into Capricorn on July 1st just in time to serve as a stoic enforcer for the last eclipse occurring in Capricorn until 2027.

We saw a preview of things to come with the Nodes entering the Sagittarius-Gemini axis, and Saturn’s short stint into Aquarius since mid-March. For the rest of the year however, Saturn in Capricorn calls our attention back on the current structures on which our life resides… barely. Have we learned our lessons? And what about the recent epiphanies birthed out of our limitations, and the hard polishing of Saturn? At this point we hold hands with the past reluctantly backtracking as we guide ancient relics to the grave before the next chapter can officially begin. The process seems never ending.

Félix Labisse

 

July’s infamous aspect: Mercury retrograde in Cancer squaring Mars in Aries is exact on Wednesday July 8th, and occurs again at the end of the month on July 27th once Mercury is direct. Mercury square Mars saturates the month and it really begins to amp up this week. Mercury is pretty moody in the sign of Cancer and the fact that Mercury is retrograde doesn’t help. Mercury ruling over communication is currently colouring our exchange with a good dose of sentimentality. Mercury in Cancer coming into a square with Mars in Aries will add a lot of combative righteousness to the already strained conversations occurring on social media platforms and in the world at large. 

The pent up energy of the last four months doesn’t have a lot of place to go at the moment as we try to adjust our stance to the overly restrictive and dehumanizing social protocols being put in place. Of course everyone has their own opinions on what the proper protocols should be, what the real situations are, and there is already a lot of bullying, finger pointing, and ostracisation taking place because everyone has figured it out with their own information sources (please see my Venus square Neptune post). This will continue to increase as Mercury square Mars reflects the shouting, impatience, anger, resentment, and debates taking place. Being overly emotional and pushy about opinions is just one of the lovely side effects. The best thing to do at this time is to observe, listen, be selective about what you decide to engage with and the information you chose to consume. You can also simply chose to disengage from the constant flow of information/noise stream.

The Moon is in Aquarius until Wednesday, enters Pisces on Wednesday for the rest of the week, and will be in Aries all weekend.

Chiron in Aries stations retrograde on Saturday July 11th with the Moon and Mars conjunct in Aries. Chiron stationing retrograde leads to the last quarter Moon in Aries, and Mercury stationing direct on Sunday July 12th.

The weekend promises to deliver the raw and real. You can look at where Aries sits in your chart to know where ”the fire that is likely to burn you if you do not properly manage it” is likely to arise down the road. Mercury stationing direct and the Sun in Cancer are your buckets of water. The last quarter Moon in Aries (when the Moon squares the Sun in Cancer) is all about the proper management of your resources. You want the heat, the passion, and the drive of that Fire/Mars in Aries but you also want the thirst-quenching and nurturing qualities of Water/Cancer. In the next several months you will likely have to revisit many, many times the topics of the house where Aries sits in your chart. Being proactive with the sparks arising from bad wiring now will save you a lot of troubles down the road.

Félix Labisse

 

“Don’t dismiss the elements. Water soothes and heals. Air refreshes and revives. Earth grounds and holds. Fire is a burning reminder of our own will and creative power. Swallow their spells. There’s a certain sweet comfort in knowing that you belong to them all.”
― Victoria Erickson

 

 

 

 

Morning Star


Venus started appearing as a morning star in the East on June 19th, and stationed direct early Thursday morning which will help all things that falls under her rulership. (Love, beauty, romance, art, aesthetics, money, relationships) More especially after July 29th once Venus moves beyond her shadow phase and out of the square with Neptune in Pisces which also occurred in early May.

Venus now as a morning star is also known as #phosphorus or #luciferwhich means light-bearer. Some Astrologers say that morning star Venus is more impulsive, warrior-like, and tend to act first and think later. Venus will rise as a morning star until early 2021

For the entire month of July, Venus will retrace her step leading to another square with Neptune in Pisces which initiated her retrograde at the beginning of May. Neptune offers idealization and poetic longing while bypassing or totally ignoring the harsher details. Romantic idealization could lead to disillusionment or disappointment later down the road once Neptune’s veils are lifted off. This could be felt most strongly again at the end of July when the square between Venus and Neptune is exact. On a mundane level the information we get from the media will continue to be confusing and contradictory af.

On a personal level, relationships matters could still feel in flux. Venus in Gemini entertains passions by remaining in a state of possibilities. It is the expression of ambiguity that gives Venus in Gemini her charms.

The month of July continues to offer much in regards to connecting ideas via communication, technologies and networking. The ability to entertain multiple options, and contradictions can lead to unique creative perspectives.

If you’ve acted hastily in the last month especially in your relationships, in artistic, or aesthetic matters, you might find yourself changing your mind again moving back and forth between yes and no or both simultaneously.

WEEK OF JUNE 15th


The Moon is in Taurus ruled by Venus retrograde in Gemini. Conversations and exchange of information continues to be a major way to realign values, what we attribute worth to, and to basically put our money where our mouth is. Obviously this is a process that won’t happen over night but things are in motion.

Mercury stations retrograde in Cancer Thursday the 18th until July 12th (more on this later), and the Moon enters Gemini a few hours later; We will start to feel a shift from thinking/debating/conversing/conceptualizing to: feeling/creating/connecting in a way that feels closer to our heart. Mercury retrograde in Cancer will highlight basic needs and what that means.

Summer Solstice arrives on June 20th when the Sun enters the sign of Cancer at 17:44 EDT. A few hours later a Solar Eclipse occurs ushering us into Cancer season with a bang. Things continue to be in a state of flux but we are starting to be seasoned navigators on this sea change. This will be the last eclipse in the sign of Cancer in a series that began in July 2018. Look at where Cancer sit in your chart to understand the progress and changes that are now being integrated.

Cancer season underlines emotional safety, connectivity, protection, and support that can be found by creating networks that feels nurturing/sustaining. The deep cracks in broken systems that creates vulnerabilities will continue to be a major concern. How can we take care of each other but also create environments that are conducive to sustainable growth.

As we move into Cancer season we could also be confronted to what feels familiar and who we rely on for feelings of safety. We have to remember that the ones who look after us do not always have our best interest in mind. Sometimes we have to let go of the idea that we are being taken care of, and learn to take care of ourselves. We cannot hide behind our mother’s skirt, and expect the freedom to come and go as we please simultaneously.

Have a nice week, and happy Summer Solstice!

Painting: Bull – The 3rd Lunar Mansion

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.”