Moon Phase of September 20-October 5, 2017

New Moon

September 20, 2017 1:29 am est

A man’s head is revealed; it is a portrait in which the artist has sought to idealize the best of human character. ~~1st Degree of Virgo.

There is a wonderful opportunity to show our stuff on this New Moon.  What parts have we idealized?  What characteristics need to be highlighted?  Are we trying to control the situation unduly?  None of us have control but there may be plenty of rebellion anyway.  With the effects of the recent eclipse still haunting,  some of us have clouded judgement in who, what, where and how we can control.  We all became exposed in some manner.  What you see is what you get, enjoy it or not.  I say, enjoy!  Try not to lose ambition.  Furthermore, the more open and authentic one can be determines sanctity.  The truth is that a lot of us may have a certain contempt for order but this phase will be best served on good behavior and a steely presence.  If you want to receive what you want… do not push away what you don’t want.  It doesn’t work that way.  You have to accept the whole package.  How will you know what you want if you do not know what you don’t want?  A pearl is made by a clam by integrating what is ugly into itself to produce something beautiful.  Munia Khan wrote,  “Even baldness becomes a beauty of a hairless head through the heart of acceptance”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

October 5, 2017 2:40 pm est

A flock of white geese is seen in flight overhead..~~12th Degree of Aries.

Being forewarned feels the best although not everyone feels that way.  Still, it’s a nice feeling to be prepared.   And every circumstance has been focused by someone into being.  There are two sides to everything.  Whether it be spiritual, mental, emotional, or physical, we can gauge the upcoming fluctuations in events and personal interests and adapt as we see fit.  Take advice from geese.  It is not just concentrating on beautiful formation in flying that helps them along but also excellence in teamwork!  Geese take turns leading.  Be like geese.  It won’t be easy.  There are many oppositions and squares that have the potential to produce some lower vibrating thought and outbursts.  Keep breathing, doing meditation and stay in the present.  You don’t have to face a “reality” that is not one that you desire.   Albert Schweltzer depicted an amazing story when he wrote, “A flock of wild geese had settled to rest on a pond. One of the flock had been captured by a gardener, who had clipped its wings before releasing it. When the geese started to resume their flight, this one tried frantically, but vainly, to lift itself into the air. The others, observing his struggles, flew about in obvious efforts to encourage him; but it was no use. Thereupon, the entire flock settled back on the pond and waited, even though the urge to go on was strong within them. For several days they waited until the damaged feather had grown sufficiently to permit the goose to fly. Meanwhile, the unethical gardener, having been converted by the ethical geese, gladly watched them as they finally rose together and all resumed their long flight.”

Moon Phase of August 21-September 6, 2017

New Moon

August 21, 2017 2:30 pm est

Innumerable little birds have settled down upon one large tree; they chirp happily to each other in endless rows.. ~28 Degree of Leo

In the United States we are having the rare event of a Solar Eclipse this New Moon.  Creative inspiration starts our phase as the Moon talks intimately, not only with the Sun but also with Mercury, Uranus, the Ascendant AND the North Node.  Notice how we are all in this together?  Exchanging ideas fluent in fun is an excellent start when manifesting reward.  What makes us happy?  What makes us thankful?  Mercury is in retrograde so “re” words are the best subjects for inward and outward conversations.  Some examples are review, research, reunite, reconstruct, renew, rework, repair, etc.  What makes you feel?   The Moon is teaching us what is shining too much?  Pause for a moment.  We need to make sure we are only chatting up and giving energy to what is worth creating.  Our thoughts create our environment.  We are headed for the promised land.  Is there anything we need to change?    There is a restful period coming that can be used to gather strength and fortitude.  Diane Glancy wrote poetry of her experience,

“Solar Eclipse

Each morning
I wake invisible.

I make a needle
from a porcupine quill,
sew feet to legs,
lift spine onto my thighs.

I put on my rib and collarbone.

I pin an ear to my head,
hear the waxwing’s yellow cry.
I open my mouth for purple berries,
stick on periwinkle eyes.

I almost know what it is to be seen.

My throat enlarges from anger.
I make a hand to hold my pain.

My heart a hole the size of the sun’s eclipse.
I push through the dark circle’s
tattered edge of light.

All day I struggle with one hair after another
until the moon moves from the face of the sun
and there is a strange light
as though from a kerosene lamp in a cabin.

I pun on a dress,
a shawl over my shoulders.

My threads knotted and scissors gleaming.

Now I know I am seen.
I have a shadow.

I extend my arms,
dance and chant in the sun’s new light.

I put a hat and coat on my shadow,
another larger dress.
I put on more shawls and blouses and underskirts
until even the shadow has substance”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

September 6, 2017 3:02 am est

In a still corner of the museum are weapons of long ago and in a glass case, by itself, is a single venerable sword..~~13th Degree of Pisces.

Ultimately, we all need to make decisions based on our own sense of right and wrong.  So far…love wins every battle.  Are we paying enough attention to our own well-being and self-love?   What can we accomplish with a sense of well-being as opposed to a sense of commotion?  What reserves do we have to give if we need to deliberately make a point?  Have our fears gotten out of proportion?  Why do we have suspicions?  What are we trying to control?  Preserve unnecessary might.  It will heal us faster.  It will save energy sources for more productive requests.  When we practice respect and reverence daily it makes ALL the difference.  Seek our absolution. Confucius says,  “Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”



Moon Phase of July 23-August 7, 2017

New Moon

July 23, 2017 5:45 am

Under emotional stress, blood rushes to a person’s head. ~~0 Degree of Leo

Our path starts on the back-end of the Moon’s waning and it has not been easy.  It is now a difficult dichotomy with the Sun and Moon tiredly resting against Chiron and Neptune but then being fired up by Mars and Uranus.  This puts us all in danger of either not being able to make a decision or acting too soon without including internal dialogue.  Our life is supposed to be fun.  I really believe that.  And when it isn’t then it is an indication to reset our intention.  Self-appreciation can be achieved with a few easy steps.  Step one.  Stop and center yourself.  Step two.  Make a mental note of what makes you  feel grateful.  Step three.  Give your time to others that are in need.  From the wisdom of Kahlil Gibran,  “Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

August 7, 2017 2:10 pm

Two little lovebirds are sitting on a fence singing to each other and advertising their happiness to the world..~~15th Degree of Aquarius.

With all the change (some.. rather sudden) and fluctuations, we tend to not feel as stable. Our intuition is flashing signals and these insights are worth giving attention.  Its time to accept change.   Deep subconscious tendencies are being brought into the light.  Ask yourself questions when taking what you think is yours.  We are all leaders.  Look for grace and the unconventional.  Look for rediscovering your natural state of well-being.  Look for love.  Allow love. Muhammad Ali taught,  “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”


Moon Phase of June 23-July 9, 2017

New Moon

June 23, 2017 10:23 pm

Through the cold darkening depths of a Northern canyon a man all bundled up in furs leads a shaggy reindeer. ~3rd Degree of Cancer

Entering the current Moon phase already feels disheartening.  We have journeyed long and hard towards our destination and yet here we stand feeling as though we have done everything right and are not progressing easier.  Chiron, Venus and the Midheaven are all in disagreement with our Moon now.  Are you giving up?  Are you striving for your true desires? The climate feels competitive and harsh. Authenticity is the only survivor.  Decide whether you are really in tune with what you want. Ask God for it and then let go of how you get it.  Align yourself totally.  Not everyone is going to agree with your methods but you will know if you are being true to yourself by your personal feelings of success.  Said by Charles Darwin, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”


Which leads us to….

Full Moon

July 9, 2017 12:08 am

 From the proud new warship of Britannia in token of her maritime power flies the Union Jack in calm dignity.~~18th Degree of Capricorn

Again, it is not our job to make things happen.  Our job is only to determine what we want and try to keep a sense of dignity about our fears and desires.   Let us each do something new with our valuable skills.  The journey has been worth it.   Events, maybe unexpected, happen now through the laws of attraction.   We are learning to send out the right signals and there is an effort in the cosmos that is orchestrating success.  Good karma.  We will get a chance to fly our flag and have our proud moment.  We can call it in the name of what is good.  Individual striving creates a successful society.   It is all beneficial.    William Manchester said, “Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.”

Moon Phase of May 25-June 9, 2017

New Moon

May 25, 2017 3:44pm   


Our Moon becomes new while dancing with the Sun closely in a conjunction.  This provides an ideal social situation where we can be in sync with our consciousness and our subconsciousness.  That makes it easier to stay in step with the dance.  There will be a feeling of comfort and fellowship if you allow it.  Enjoy some neighborly fun!  All of our circumstances leading to now are what formed this current experience.   What do you think is good to clear out of your life to make sure there is plenty of room for more enjoyment?  Think about it. Dreamers with a balance between what is real and what is fantasy are best.  In the background many will feel the standoff between Venus and Pluto.  Stand still if you don’t know what to do.  Not everybody gets the steps to a dance at first anyway.  Be sure you are seeing things clearly and proceed as justified.  Allow sensibility.  John Kendrick wrote, “Whose heart doth hold the Christmas glow Hath little need of Mistletoe; Who bears a smiling grace of mien Need waste no time on wreaths of green; Whose lips have words of comfort spread Needs not the holly-berries red— His very presence scatters wide The spirit of the Christmastide.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

June 9, 2017 9:02am


It is not our job to make things happen.  We are just here to figure out what we want.  How do you protect yourself?  Find people to communicate with that speak a similar language to your expression, even when you are in a strange new place..  You can avoid feeling burned by taking the right precautions. The tone of the Full Moon will be a feeling of joy, freedom and blessings.  When a challenge comes to the way you are thinking, stop moving and consider the source, the care and the time put into it.  Rethink and do whatever brings you into the present moment. Gail  Sheehy once said, “With each passage of human growth we must shed a protective structure (like a hardy crustacean). We are left exposed and vulnerable–but also yeasty and embryonic again, capable of stretching in ways we hadn’t known before.”

Moon Phase of April 26-May 25, 2017

New Moon

April 26, 2017 8:16am   


Our cycle for this moon phase starts out with Venus squaring Saturn to provide the ethics in our current situation and the Moon conjuncting the Sun to add to clearer awareness.  Doing our chores can add to success.  Socially we have been quite active as of late and it is time to look at how our labors have fared.  For instance, are we drawing deep enough from our own well and the well that life presents?  Take a look around you and try to have an objective awareness of how this all fits together.  What is coming is the position we have created for ourselves through the laws of attraction.  By helping others and tapping in and tuning in we can progress as good influences and alleviate feelings of lack.   Ravi Zacharias wrote in, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message,  “The Samaritan woman grasped what He said with fervor that came from an awareness of her real need. The transaction was fascinating. She has come with a bucket. He sent her back with a spring of living water. She had come as a reject. He sent her back being accepted by God Himself. She came wounded. He sent her back whole. She came laden with questions. He sent her back as a source for answers. She came living a life of quiet desperation. She ran back overflowing with hope. The disciples missed it all. It was lunchtime for them.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

May 10, 2017 5:42pm


Our cycle peaks with an indecisive tone as the Full Moon opposes the sun yet aspects Uranus, Neptune and Pluto to goad us into wanting to do something to change our circumstances.  Remember the position you made for yourself at the New Moon and know that it is now manifesting.  How you continue from here will determine how you wane in the next two weeks before the next cycle.  Check to make sure you are wielding your authority in a wise manner.  Are you domineering?  Are you reliable?  Are you alienating others?  Any lessons that you have chosen not to learn will be returning.  Use your emotions as your signal of how you are behaving. Ogden Nash, an American Poet, said, “There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.”

Week of July 6, 2009

This week we experience a full Moon lunar eclipse in Capricorn.  Also Mercury moved into Cancer and Venus is changing signs into Gemini. This will change the tone of communication and attraction. Follow-through will be low and people seem to be unavailable. It feels like wishes won’t come true. Cycles started two weeks ago at the new moon have reached their fullest. Now they will begin to deteriorate and decline in a very natural way. Avoid premature actions, confrontations and/or dawdling. Simplify. When faced with a down trend it is best to take the tone down to the simplest of simple and limit anything frivolous. This will aid in the development of good character.