Moon Phase of November 18-December 3, 2017

New Moon

November 18, 2017 6:42 am est

Scintillating with the flash of the instruments and the colors of banners and uniforms, a military band is marching..~~27th Degree of Scorpio

As far as the eye can see there is success governed by the people who accomplish it.  We stand up with our accountability.  Show our worth.  We’ve earned it and we are pretty good at it.  Consistent actions bring consistent results.  We will heal from our perils in getting to where we have come.  Our lives will deepen and we will be given respect.  For even when the terrain is foreign we will find companionship by seeking.  Our task is to remember gratefulness and grace in every element and every task well done.  Every day say thank you. Napoleon Bonaparte explains, “An army marches on its stomach.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

December 3, 2017 10:46 am est

A little slave girl of ante-bellum days, with crinkley hair and saucy eyes, demands her rights of her mistress.~~12th Degree of Gemini

What we think is like-minded with this full moon is often transfixed in an alternate reality.  Perception into fantasy and enjoy-ability are tools of the trade.  They can be rearranged into whatever way we gather our thoughts.  We can lift off into something great if we give the divinity in all of us a chance to flow.  We have to question. What makes us morally conscious?  What aspects need to be there?  Let there be no lording.  Let there be no subjugation.  The issue of hidden power is at hand and it cannot be defined upon intimidation, interrogation, aloofness or poor me.  This brings situations to a stalemate.  Lets accept responsibilities and move on with what is possible and acceptable.  As we feel protected in our success lets make a promise to help others and ourselves by being as tapped in, tuned in and turned on as possible.  What really do we lose by living from our hearts opening?  Ramana Maharshi once said, “The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.”


Moon Phase of October 19-November 4, 2017

New Moon

October 19, 2017 3:12 pm est

Like a great soaring bird – a single brilliant spot in the bright sky- an airplane overhead sails about calmly..~~27th Degree of Libra

Our last cycle felt like rock bottom in many ways and currently we are  held at bay with decisions.  There is a certain amount of urgency to it with the Moon conjuncting the Sun, Mercury and opposing Uranus.  In contemplating the recent stress and the laws of karma, know that justice will prevail whether you are on board or not.  Take a moment to look internally and relate to your personal morality and conscience.  Are you facing what you fear?  Are you emotionally crippled?  If you are not sure, then look at those around you?  Are they?  Every vibe attracts a matching vibe.  You can see yourself by looking at your environment.  Use your mind, heart and soul to look at a higher cause.  Richard Bach wrote in Illusions, “A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion….this is the place to go now.
But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

November 4, 2017 1:22 am est

A quite youthful young couple is walking down a busy street, stopping to peer into every window with joyful glee..~~12th Degree of Taurus.

Not all advice is good advice.  Marketing is a huge influence in our culture and sometimes we are misguided by propaganda and ignorance.  Big feelings can surround our desires especially near this full moon with its trine to Pluto and sextile with Neptune.  Something doesn’t feel right still.   With an opposition between the Sun and the Moon, what we feel subconsciously isn’t necessarily the same as what we feel consciously.  Don’t be afraid of what you buy into since there is always a return policy.  Don’t be afraid of negative thoughts because there is always space to notice it and breathe it into a positive.  Show prudence for the rest of this cycle and you will move through easier.  Jiddu Krishnamurti teaches, “That is the first thing to learn — not to seek. When you seek you are really only window-shopping. The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality, or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosophers or saviors. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself and that is why you must know yourself. Immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self. To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom.”

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.”