WEEK OF APRIL 8th, 2019

We are coming out of an awesome little 3 days of bliss while the Moon was traveling in Taurus and supported by easy going Venus in Pisces. Hope you had a beautiful weekend.✨

The Moon enters Gemini this evening at 5:15pm (EDT) and Venus in Pisces is now applying to a conjunction with Neptune (Tuesday-Wednesday). The beginning of the week can feel busy, frazzled, distracting, all over the place or anxiety inducing. The Moon in Gemini could speed things up and make it harder to focus, especially on Tuesday but also great for generating ideas and dialogues. Watch out for argumentative peeps as the Moon in Gemini will most definitely bring out the ”Trolls”.

With Venus in Pisces applying to a conjunction with Neptune, the next 3 days can be very creative as long as you are not too rigid. You probably have a really long list of things to do and the best way to tackle this, is by prioritizing the most important things first. 

The Venus-Neptune conjunction might also make you feel like ”tuning-out” and avoiding your responsibilities. However, this can be a super creative period as we are approaching the First Quarter Moon in Cancer with the emphasis on building and moving forward. A text-book definition for Venus conjunct Neptune is longing and idealization. 

You could find yourself wishing things were a certain way or it could be that you are having unrealistic expectation in regards to something or someone. The Venus-Neptune conjunction in Pisces can be vision-inducing, filling our minds and our hearts with poetry, love, romantic images and hopes, making us see the world through dreamy eyes. 

Venus-Neptune can be a very powerful ”image-generator” when combined with a grounded approach.

On Thursday, the Moon enters Cancer and Venus in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn bringing us back down to earth with the mind-power to manifest some of our ideas into concrete forms. The Moon enters the sign of Cancer on Thursday.

Friday, we have a powerful first quarter Moon in the sign of Cancer. The Moon conjunct the North Node while opposing Pluto in Capricorn and the Sun in Aries square Pluto and the Moon in Cancer creating a Cardinal T-square. 

”OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW” but the old is holding on for its dear crumbly life.

These are the labour pains of birth and things could feel both emotional and forceful. Expect to have to deal with some sort of crisis or crossroad or a situation where your faith gets tested. Since the Moon in Cancer and the Sun in Aries is involved, things could feel both emotional and pushy and since this is a Cardinal square decisive actions will most likely be required.

Next Saturday on April 13, the Sun is still squaring Pluto but the Moon enters the sign of Leo and will be there all weekend. There will be lots of energy available next weekend to move ourselves forward as the Sun-Moon & Jupiter move towards a Grand Fire trine on Sunday evening. The weekend and especially Sunday has excellent initiating potentials if you were thinking of beginning something🔥

Over all, this week is characterized by creative momentum and the essential strong winds which builds up resilience and ensures the solidity of your roots.

*People who will be most affected by this particular First Quarter Moon in Cancer are those born between:

April 10-15
July 12-18
October 15-20
January 9-15

*Or, if you have important planets/Ascendant in the last decan of the Cardinal signs. (Aries-Cancer-Libra-Capricorn)

Lastly, Jupiter station retrograde on Wednesday April 10th until August 11th. Jupiter retrograde period can be characterized by a time when your ideologies and beliefs are undergoing a period of refinement and change. It could also be that some of the projects you are initiating now will undergo a period of incubation until Jupiter stations direct in August.

WEEK OF APRIL 1st, 2019: NEW MOON IN ARIES

COLLAGE BY MARIE CONIGLIARO


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. 
Tao Te Ching

The Moon enters Pisces today (Monday) at 12:17pm NDT. She is waning/dark until the New Moon in Aries Friday at 6:20 am NDT. If you have been reading my forecast for a while, you will remember that the Dark Moon phase is usually associated with decluttering, cleansing and letting go.

Mercury is now direct in Pisces and slowly moving ahead but still in a conjunction with Neptune so definitely not out of the fog just yet. The Moon will also meet Mercury and Neptune while traveling through Pisces on Tuesday evening. Wednesday the Moon will be void of course for most of the day before entering Aries late Wednesday night. The Moon will be at its darkest on Thursday night before the New Moon in Aries on Friday morning:

Whatever transpired for you in March during  Mercury retrograde in Pisces is now finally being integrated consciously. It could also be that things felt blocked or did not move ahead as fast as you would have liked or that you were missing an important piece of the puzzle. Solutions are slowly emerging with Mercury moving direct and light is now being cast on matters that had remained obscured. It could be that during the Mercury retrograde of March, important reflexions surfaced and you are now feeling ready to implement some changes.

For most of the week, with the Moon in Pisces and the long VOC of Wednesday, we walk the very last part of the Zodiac; the sign of Pisces is considered a potent place where everything is churning and shifting before rebirth.

Spring began a few weeks ago here in the Northern Hemisphere but this week, the New Moon in Aries will bring an important opportunity for a potent reset; an excellent time to plant the seeds of what you want to see grow in the next 6 months. Saturn in Capricorn will square the New Moon in Aries asking us to simplify and refine the topics of the house where Aries is found. More extensively, the matters of the house where Capricorn is located is also undergoing major long-term renovations and must be taken into account. Mars in Gemini ruling the New Moon in Aries will complicate this period, pulling our attention in a thousand direction. Focus will be a difficult but necessary element in the coming weeks, plan accordingly.

Take this week as an opportunity to sit with the shifting tides. Take in consideration what has transpired in March. Reflection, meditation, cleaning, decluttering, SIMPLIFYING, and deep cleansing are favoured activities until the New Moon Friday morning. The South Node of the Moon and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn all week and offer a deep regenerative undercurrent. It’s time to flush the toilet at the risk of having it overflow on you; don’t let the toxic waters poison your spring!

Refine your goals and objectives for the next 6 months, see where you can let go of clutter or unnecessary burdens. Think about what you really need and why you are doing the things that you do. Imagine that whatever situation, habit, expense/bill, object, emotion, relationship, pattern that is obscuring your path can now be clearly understood and handled. Know that it will require a lot of discipline and work to do so, but that you are committed and willing to put the efforts needed to regain some free-flowing simplicity in your life. Things will grow where your mind go: focus your attention on what you want to see flourish. Spend  time on Friday morning at the time of the New Moon planting the seeds of your intentions… whatever this might look like for  you.

Have a beautiful, contemplative and clarity inducing week.✨


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WEEK OF MARCH 25, 2019

The week begins with the Moon in the ever joyful fire sign of Sagittarius which could have us feeling elated, hopeful, ”Spring is in the air” vibe. It’s all about the potentiality of our big ideas, our projects and what we are going to do in the future. The Sun in Aries increases courage, impulsivity, passion, momentum and help getting the week started on the right foot. Take advantage of Monday and Tuesday to get moving, and bring some heat and passion to your projects.

Mercury is still retrograde so it’s very easy to gloss over the details or miss an important one right now but paradoxically, it allows us to not be overly critical or nit picky about things. Mercury retrograde in Pisces is also conjunct with Neptune making it hard to actually concentrate on our work. You could feel easily distracted but don’t be too hard on yourself, soon we will start regaining that clarity and focus.

Mercury turns direct on Thursday morning and will remain close to Neptune until late next week. The potential for confusion and misunderstanding, and a general lack of clarity will continue to be a side effect until April 5th or so. *Dream life can also be very vivid or busy under this configuration.

Venus enters Pisces tomorrow, one of her favourite place. Venus here is excellent for artist, musician and creative folks. Venus in Pisces increases our desire for beauty, harmony and compassion. Venus will be in Pisces from March 26 to April 20 and this period of time is excellent for all Venusian matters like art, aesthetics, fashion, beauty, worth, relating or attraction.

On Wednesday and for the rest of the week the Moon will travel in the Saturn-ruled signs of Capricorn and Aquarius casting a bit of a shadow on our hopes and dreams and switching the tone to a more serious and practical one.

Upon entering the sign of Capricorn on Wednesday morning, the Moon squares Chiron and the Sun in Aries casting doubt in our minds about the viability of our project/ideas/ambitions and asking us to take some practical steps to achieve our aim. The last quarter Moon signifies a time in the lunar month when our ideas and projects get tested.

On Sunday, Mars enters the sign of Gemini and the pace of things will start speeding up. Mars in Gemini until mid-may will definitely increase the tempo, especially in intellectual matters encouraging debates and exchanges of ideas via all social platforms.

Have a fantastic week, take advantage of the next 2 days to charge up your optimistic batteries and don’t let the confusing or gloomy vibe of the second part of the week cast too much doubt in your mind about your worth and contributions to this world.

 

WEEK OF MARCH 18: ARIES INGRESS/FULL MOON IN LIBRA

Spring Beauty by Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov 1885

Only 2 more days before the Sun enters the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries signalling the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Upon entering Aries, the Sun will almost immediately start opposing the Moon in Libra. Late Wednesday night, the powerful rays of the Sun will illuminate the Moon creating a dramatic landscape to celebrate the first night of Spring. 
The Full Moon in Libra will be exact Wednesday night at 21:43 EDT and casts a bright light on the tension created by our inner and outer dualities. Partnerships will come to the forefront this week as freedom versus commitment battle for attention.

In Aries, the Sun shines willfully and illuminates a desire for independence and sovereignty. However, the Full Moon in Libra brings attention to the agreements and contracts that must be respected and the compromises that must be made in order to continue on a peaceful path and reach our aim. Dynamics within our relationships need to be weighed out in order to understand the exchange of powers and to make sure they are equal. The ”give and take” required and the compromises made by both parties will need to be revised. Inequalities that have become problematic or that are reaching a saturation points will need to be dealt with. The Full Moon in Libra highlights a need to recalibrate. This process can happen peacefully as long as both parties are willing to dialogue. Anything that feels unfair will most likely become very apparent this week and will need to be addressed.

Since the Sun conjunct Chiron at the moment of the Full Moon and the following day, it is likely to highlight where we feel most vulnerable and raw right now. Chiron is associated with woundedness and pain which in turn brings much knowledge and wisdom. Chiron is beginning its journey through Aries which will bring remedies and healing opportunities in regards to our ego, our identity, the masculine or yang qualities, our libido, our sense of power and potency in the world. Its important to be honest about our vulnerabilities during this process so that we find the proper medicine. A good opportunity to swallow the bitter herbs as “good medicine always tastes bitter.”

*Look at where Aries and Libra sits in your chart to zoom in on where these dynamics are more likely to play out in your life.

Wishing you a joyful and fruitful Aries season🔥

WEEK OF MARCH 11, 2019: REVELATION

“The Portuguese call it saudade: a longing for something so indefinite as to be indefinable.
Love affairs, miseries of life, the way things were, people already dead, those who left and the ocean that tossed them on the shores of a different land
all things born of the soul that can only be felt.”
Anthony De Sa
 

 

We are moving through changing tides and this week continues to bring revelations and dreams that fertilizes our future.

The Moon is moving towards her first quarter square and we can feel the building momentum of this highly mutable season. Moving through the end of the zodiac, we take stock of our lives, we dream, we fantasize and we hope as the winds of change are blowing.

Can you feel the stirring under your feet, under the Earth? Can you feel the butterflies awakening a sharp longing within you? Like you have been summoned by an invisible force to push beyond your comfort zone and reach for the sublime. Senses are magnified and the sap that runs through your veins is rushing to awaken you. Possessed by a new vision that will revitalize your spirit, can you hear the distant calling of possibilities?
Uranus is now officially in Taurus until 2025, signalling a totally new awareness being birthed.
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For the next few weeks, Mercury retrograde in Pisces is creating a sort of timeless space that allows us to sit with our new awareness and even maybe, perceive a glimpse of what is to come. Perhaps, this is an unusual way to look at things for some of you, but the month of March can be very fruitful if you are willing to sit with the new emotions that are arising as they are indicators of things to come.
Mercury retrograde in Pisces can also generate confusion or distort what is in front of you, creating fantasy that would not sustain a long exposure to daylight. Dreams are lingering throughout the day and things could feel unclear or even scattered if you are not use to taking detours. The time for stoic commitments and pragmatism will come soon enough. Take advantage of this next week to bask in the romantic glow of your longings, allow yourself to get lost along the way.
Find inspiration in your day-dreaming as this is where the fire is burning right now, but remember that in the end you will need to discriminate between what was mere fantasy and what was vision.

The biggest event this week happens Thursday night at 21:48 EST with Mercury entering the heart of the Sun. Sitting on the Solar throne, Mercury Cazimi offers revelations and clarity. The Cazimi lasts about 2.5 hours either side of the hour and represent the halfway point in Mercury’s retrograde cycle. Since Mercury squares Jupiter at the time of the Cazimi, the revelations and incoming messages might have something to do with fate and the bigger patterns in your life. This small window can offer solution, answers, revelations and incoming messages that can help you especially in matters of the House where Jupiter rules in your chart.

We are moving through deep and important times right now.
Some things have become too heavy to bear. Sacrifices are taking on a whole new meaning. The burdens we have chosen in the past might not be right for us anymore; freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

Get lost and find your flow. Week of March 4, 2019


This week, we have Mercury stationing retrograde on Tuesday at  1:17pm EST. Mercury is retrograde for most of the month of March and even though there is no need to freak out about Mercury retrograde periods (since it happens 3 times a year), this one will be particularly ”foggy” as it is happening in Pisces (the sign of Mercury’s detriment) and Neptune will be quite active all month. Chances of missing important details increases and so are the chances of getting distracted. This month will be excellent for creative flow without too many rigid structures.

Wednesday, Uranus officially enters the sign of Taurus signalling a new era of technology, innovations, and breaking away from the status quo. Think back on how far you have come since 2011 to now (the time it took Uranus to travel through the sign of Aries) and how in may ways, you are starting a new chapter that is taking you further and further away from the person you were 8 years ago. Uranus ingress into an Earth sign can also bring some surprises this week; expect the unexpected.

Wednesday afternoon, a New Moon in Pisces will conjunct Neptune. This week is filled with impression and hunches as we get lured by half conscious visions of our hopes for the future. A New Moon signals the beginning of the Lunar Month. The seeds and intentions planted at this time will become visible around the Full Moon in Libra on the 21st of March. What is being fertilized/conceptualized at this time for you? Look at the House where Pisces sits in your birth chart for clues of where confusion and inspiration are likely to show their faces for you.

Thursday, the Sun conjunct Neptune; the fog machine is turn on high as we slip between fantasy, irrational fears, and wishful thinking. Neptune dissolves the shapes and boundaries of hard materialism. Is it all there is to reality? Or is something bigger at work here? Neptune gives a desire for transcendence; it makes us want to believe that there is more than meet the eyes. Neptune is the muse or the ghost. Neptune at its worst can turn the anxiety on high as we feel riddled with ungraspable fears, something just beyond our conscious awareness. Pisces season can also be a time of empathy, compassion, confusion or sadness as we can feel more vividly the pain of the world. A good season for generosity and compassion.

On a mundane level, ”fake news” will surely be a big thing this month so be careful about the information you ingest and be discerning! When possible, it’s a good time to tune out and practice meditation, mindfulness or simply go out in nature to bring you back to centre.

Have and excellent week and enjoy those Piscean Waters! 

FULL MOON IN VIRGO

 

Painting by Frida Kahlo

 

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”
 Caroline Myss

The Moon is in Leo to begin the week and will be Full upon entering Virgo, Tuesday morning at 10:54am ET.

This is a a very auspicious Full Moon as it will conjunct Fixed Star Regulus at zero degrees of Virgo. This Full Moon illuminates issues around criticism versus self-acceptance and perhaps where in our lives we need to heal, feel whole finding a more holistic approach in our overall routine, patterns, physical, mental and spiritual habits.

This Full Moon illuminates, magnify, cleanse, purify our comprehension of what it means to heal; understanding that to be useful, to know our place, and to find purpose, one must first be of service to their body which is the temple and vehicle of the spirit.

Understanding also that to be useful, to know our place, and to find purpose, one must be of service to to this Earth which provides sustenance and gives us food which feeds our body.

Mercury joins Neptune to begin the week and this is the first of 3 conjunction (because of Mercury retrograde). Next ones will be on the 24th of March and the 3rd of April.

Pay attention to clues revealed this week around poison and toxicity. Weather this is something you are ingesting, a guilty pleasure, a mental habit, a place, or a draining person, this aspect combined with the Full Moon could reveal to you some of your posions…..what is poisoning you.

Chiron also just entered Aries to begin the week (at 4:09 ET) after being in Pisces since 2010. This is a major shift as Chiron is associated with pain, healing and where we feel vulnerable and raw.
Some self-undoing habits or patterns might become super obvious to you (if not already), and with Chiron (the great healer and teacher) changing signs, priorities will really start shifting.

Look to where Aries sit in your chart to understand where this will be taking place. Chiron entering the Cardinal sign of Aries will most affect people with important Cardinal planets (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn)

Have a wholesome and healing Full Moon, enjoy the changing tides.

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2019

SUN IN PISCES



Today at 18:04 ET, the Sun enters the Mutable Waters of Pisces signalling not only the ending of Winter in 31 days but also the end of the Zodiac.

Pisces is considered the last sign of the Zodiac with the beginning of the Zodiac marked at zero degree of Aries; the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Pisces season is a season of change, ending and mouvement although the stirring is happening from deep within. Piscean Waters are bottomless and these waters hides the dreaming soul of the World…and beyond. Pisces is not so much concerned with the material world. Its real wisdom resides in the imaginal, creative and spiritual realms where Spirit surrender itself to the endless visions and doorways that arise from within.

This Pisces season should be particularly poignant/inspirational/subliminal/poetic/transcendant with Jupiter in Sagittarius ruling over the Sun and Mercury retrograding in Pisces for most of March.

A great time for artist and creativity, dream journaling and explorations, an excellent time to reconnect with a contemplative/meditative practice and exploring various healing modalities, energy work, past life regression.

Not a great time for pragmatic, rational and efficient mode of operations.

During this next month, escapist tendencies, victim mindsets, or crucifying yourself for a lost cause, could feel harder to manage.

If you struggle with addictions of any kinds (love, sex, food, drugs, internet, alcool) it might become super obvious or harder to manage during Pisces season. It might actually be a good period of time to get to the roots of your addictions, your victim/saviour patterns and explore your unconscious motivations without judgment. You can look to where Pisces sits in your chart to understand where these dynamics might play out in your life.

Overall, I like to think that Pisces season is a good season for compassion, cleansing, healing, empathy, giving (without depleting yourself), doing some charity work and letting go a little bit of the tight grip of materialism, of ego, of competition, while getting to the core of what is truly important in this short amount of time we are given. Make a difference by learning to love yourself and others, find the silver lining in the difficult spiritual lessons life has brought you. Be willing to transcend, heal, change, be flexible and surrender, learn detachment during this powerful time.

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11, 2019

FIRST HALF OF THE WEEK FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY:

The big aspect permeating the first part of the week is the Mars-Uranus conjunction happening on Wednesday in the sign of Aries.

Mars: Libido, courage, assertion, will-power, anger.
Uranus: Breakthroughs, breakdowns, revolutions, liberations, rebellions, innovations.

When 2 planets are together their meaning tend to fuse for the duration of the conjunction.

Uranus is currently on the last degree of Aries and won’t be back in Aries for 84 years. Uranus enters Taurus on March 6th signalling the beginning of a new cycle. This week could bring some great insights into the last decade and how far you have come. Think back of the unexpected changes that took place in your life since 2010 and how it has informed the last 10 years.

The Mars-Uranus conjunction is not great for trying to stabilize dysfunctional structures, systems, relationships but its excellent to revolutionize them. Mars and Uranus together brings intensity and the desire for freedom.

Innovative ideas and flashes of insights are floating around but they might not come from where you expect them. Imagine a highly volatile current running through the first part of the week. Where you decide to ”plug-in” could determine some of your experience. Technology and innovations are highlighted.

Since we are talking about a highly volatile aspect, its important to keep in mind that this could also show up as unexpected breakdowns and turn of events. Be mindful when driving and stay away from dramatic people as things could escalate quicker than usual. There might also be some weird funky stuff happening around technology, and written or spoken communication.

If you have felt restricted or limited in some ways, the next couple of days could bring a culmination, breakthrough and liberation in these regards.

This is a ”bridge” week so just keep moving forward, keep an open mind and roll with it. There is no turning back!

This week begins with the first quarter Moon in Taurus and it’s a good time to power through some of the ideas and projects that were initiated at the beginning of the month. Monday morning, Venus in Capricorn lends a supportive trine to the Moon and the next two days can be spent plowing away at mundane tasks. The emphasis of planet in Earth signs to begin the week helps us plan and organise our week and brings attention to the physical side of our lives. The Moon enters Gemini on Wednesday morning and you might want to lay off the coffee and do some work with your hands to remediate tension.

Mercury just entered the sign of Pisces on Sunday, and will remain here for the next 2 months. Mercury will retrograde in Pisces March 5 to March 28 but you might already start noticing some of the effect of Mercury being in Pisces.

Pisces tends to diffuse and confuse the Mercury functions (thinking, communication). It might be harder to communicate clearly and efficiently during this time but the next 2 months highlights a period of unruly creative and intuitive flow.

 

WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2019

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

This week, we are basking in the after glow of the Jupiter/Neptune square which was exact Sunday.

The planet Neptune is associated with the desire for transcendence. Jupiter is faith and optimism but also over-inflation.

Think: Cotton-candy clouds, siren calls, romanticism, glamour, rose-coloured glasses, the deep faith that everything will work out, trust at the cost of a more pragmatic approach, over-inflation of dreams and wishes, magic, spirituality, visions and dreams, being aware of synchronicities and omens…

At its worst this aspect can correlate with a strong divine discontent, reality not meeting the expectations we have for ourselves and our specialness or just not seeing reality for what it really is. There can be a tendency for denial, bad choices and ignoring painful truths…

Neptune is often associated with drugs, alcool and substance abuse or getting involved in relationship scenarios where you idealize the person as oppose to seeing who they truly are.

Jupiter square Neptune this year, will be super good for artists, magician and witches as it can be a time of heightened inspirations and cosmic downloads…🔮

Neptune is like an exit door into a fantastical world that has no bottom and Jupiter will come to amplify that.

Something to keep in mind this year as there will be 3 Jupiter-Neptune squares aspect that will colour 2019.

Are you under the influence?

Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse.

 


WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

Depending on your natal chart, you might be picking up on the other big vibe of the moment which is ALL of the heavy-handed action happening in Capricorn. (Saturn, Mercury, Pluto, Sun and South Node in Capricorn)

The sign of Capricorn with its ruler Saturn at home means that we might be hyper conscious of:

Time, time passing, getting older, limitations, responsibilities and obligations, the process of aging (think of that FB trend over the weekend).

There can also be a sort of ”status anxiety” and fears around money, authority, superiority/inferiority complex.

Our society puts a strong emphasis on material success. However, we are now in the midst of sweeping changes in regards to materialism and what it means to ‘’make it in the world’’ and be ‘’secure’’.

People are coming to the realization that consumerism and the capitalist model is destroying life in Earth. That perhaps, a big house, a secure job and 2 cars in the driveway is more of a burden than anything else. It is also creating a lot of anxiety as we adjust to this new awareness.

The deep stirrings of Pluto transiting through Capricorn is removing the false ideas we have about success.

Dissatisfaction will continue to grow louder as we approach the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 2020.

While this unsustainable system continues to crumble, it is important to remain aware, that the best inversement you can make is towards your health and strength.

Be pragmatic about what is possible for you this year and start working towards your goals whatever they might be.

Throw your fears of inadequacy into the garbage and stop comparing yourself or competing with others. Root down from within.

 


FULL MOON IN LEO

On Sunday, the Sun enters the sign of Aquarius and less than 24 hours later we have a FULL MOON at 0º LEO/LUNAR ECLIPSE which is the last one on the Leo/Aquarius axis.

For people with important planets in either Aquarius or Leo, the last 2 years might of brought some important changes and now this is sort of like a culmination of that process coming to a close.

2019 in so many ways is the beginning of a totally NEW ERA and this will become apparent as we progress through the year.

THERE IS NO TURNING BACK so keep moving forward, keep hustling and stay true to yourself!