Poem for Saturn & Lilith

Poem for when Saturn stations direct, conjunct Lilith and sextile Jupiter and the Moon

I believe in the reality of Nature

Not the mechanical reality
of the nine-to-fivers
With their flawed calendars
and false clocks
searching for eternal youth

Not the one that destroys
the true rhythms of Nature
and feed on the worship
of sickness and plastic

I believe in the reality of Nature
Where all things have their place
Perfectly in sync with each other;
every moments are filled with Gods
feasting on each other

From the time I opened my eyes
To the time of my last breath
I kneel down at the altar of Nature
and worship the only true rhythms
that regulates her perfection

Moon in Leo square Mars in Taurus

The Moon is in Leo for the next 2 days and will be supported by the Sun in Aries, Jupiter in Libra and Saturn in Sagittarius while being square to Mars in Taurus.

The drive to succeed is high and fortune favours the bold but for the next 2 days it is PATIENCE who will favour the bold.

Full Moon in Virgo: A Purging Process

Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them.
They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities,
and be intentional about new habits.
We can make our new normal any way we want.
-Kristin Armstrong

A CLEANSING LIGHT

The Full Moon in Virgo on March 12 brings a dry outlook amidst the tides of the last few weeks. This is a sobering Full Moon and we have the opportunity to reset our stance as the light shines on the chaos and structures of our lives. In this Earth sign, the Full Moon asks us to come back down to reality for a moment and attend to the details and responsibilities of our existence.

Efficiency is not as simple as it sounds and must be developed day after day until the habit is well established. Under the Full Moon in Virgo on March 12, you could find yourself vividly aware of how you go about setting yourself up for success or… failure.

You might have the urge to discard the clutter that has accumulated over the last few months. Whether the mess is internal, external or general, this Full Moon is excellent for getting rid of what is weighing you down. This purging process is further supported by Venus who is currently retrograde. Amongst many other things, Venus is linked to luxury and beauty and this is an excellent time to discard the clothes and objects which are causing stagnation and perhaps donate them to charity. Creating space might not come as easily as we hope and conscious discipline might need to be applied. With Mars in the very first degree of Taurus, our earthly abode and the material reality that surround us is doubly emphasized. Our attention is on the objects that surrounds us and we could feel the polarizing need to acquire and discard simultaneously.

MERCURY IN PISCES SQUARE SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS

Narrow-mindedness, irrational fears, and excessive worry could very well be highlighted this  weekend. Mercury – the ruler of the Full Moon in Virgo – is in the sign of its detriment and fall at the time of the Full Moon. Mercury will also be in a square with Saturn in Sagittarius adding a dash of mental anguish to this already unhappy placement. Choose your conversations and words wisely and monitor your thoughts. Chances are the lack of clarity around a situation could create more anxiety than its worth. Avoid guilt-trips and mentally straining situations if you can do so. Next week will provide illuminating solutions that are not visible at the moment. For now, simplify where you can and do not become hyper-critical or overly concerned with a situation that is out of your control or simply not your fault.

THE PROMISE OF SPRING

Our desire to have everything right and our inability to do so might be highlighted on this Full Moon. However, the opportunity to find some form of contentment in organizing and simplifying is available. Processes are what bring lasting changes and we now have the ability to make the small adjustments needed to bring bigger results. Reset your stance by purging your space. Attend to your body and its basic needs. Nurture and calm your mind with meditation and breath and most importantly: don’t sweat the small stuff!


“We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art,
look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key
and sincerity found in true mastery.”
― Dejan Stojanovic

The Moon will be Full on March 12, 2017 at 10:54 EST at 22º of Virgo

February’s Fire

Hey everyone,

We’re almost done with January which has been a good example of what is to come. We also have entered the Chinese Year of the Fire Rooster. Even if the Chinese Zodiac has nothing to do with the Tropical Zodiac (the one we use) there is one thing in common for 2017 and that is: there is a LOT of planets in FIRE signs all year.

Uranus is in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius plus we have an upcoming Venus retrograde (beginning March 4) in the sign of Aries.

There is also a series of eclipses on the Leo/Aquarius axis beginning this month with the Full Moon in Leo (a Fire sign) on February 10. Eclipses generally comes in sets of 4 over the course of the year.

So what does it mean? Well, If you have important planets in the late degrees of the Fixed signs (Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius, Leo) this year eclipses will highlight that part of your chart.
Eclipses in astrology are considered triggers that brings fundamental changes. These changes can be sudden or they can be more of a gradual shift towards something completely new over a period of time. Of course it’s easier to pinpoint the area affected by studying the natal chart.

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The New Moon in Pisces at the end of February is also a Solar eclipse and it is the last one in the Pisces/Virgo series that has happened over the course of the last 2 years. There was a lot of changes for these guys (Virgo and Pisces) and an evolution towards something that is either being born now or on the last stretch of its journey.

The Sun is in Aquarius and will move into the water sign of Pisces on February 18.

Saturn in Sagittarius (a fire sign) continues to fuel dogmatic beliefs and wars on ideologies and Jupiter goes retrograde later this month which will bring the second Jupiter/Uranus opposition.

Mars in Aries (fire sign) all month is excellent for pushing ahead with your own ideas and
projects. If you feel tense, go sweat it out.

Stay noble, stay bold.

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The Dawn of the New Moon in Aquarius

The Moon this Week

The Sun just entered the sign of Aquarius on January 19 where it will stay until February 18.

Before the New Moon in Aquarius on January 27, the Moon will travel through Sagittarius and Capricorn. We can expect the next few days to be full of heated debates and self-righteous dialogues as the Moon applies to a conjunction with Saturn. At its best, Saturn in Sagittarius can be about having faith in our convictions which help fuel our ideas and bring some structure to what we believe in. At its worst, Saturn in Sagittarius becomes dogmatic and fanatical, imposing its point of view in a one way preaching of its truth, testing the solidity and validity of our faith. Since the ruler of the Moon in Sagittarius is Jupiter in the sign of the scales (Libra) the debates and conversations will most likely revolve around equality and inequality, justice and injustice, right vs. wrong, relational issues and the delicate balance of it all.

14681630_349623085381204_4707930193170140835_nThe Moon will also briefly square Mars at 29 degrees of Pisces as it prepares to ingress in the sign of its rulership of Aries. Note that both the last decan of Pisces and the first decan of Aries are ruled by Mars – emphasizing the martial qualities of this time period.

The Moon moves into the sign of Capricorn on Wednesday January 24 at 17:43 EST and will make some lovely aspects mainly a sextile to Neptune in Pisces and a conjunction to Mercury in Capricorn which could bring some conversations around the topics of healing, compassion and mercy. Thursday promises to be a day filled with challenges as the Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in the early morning hours and then square Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Libra. Thursday evening the Moon sextile Venus in Pisces, applying a balm on the heat of the last few days.

With the Sun in Aquarius, the desire for freedom and independence is very strong. Freedom of thoughts, freedom of speech and the tendency to rebel against the existing structures while also wanting to reform and bring about new and better ways of doing things. Feeling left-out of the conversation and the impression of not belonging anywhere could permeate the next month while the Sun travels in Aquarius. Themes of exile and frontiers could set us apart which in turn could create a state of disillusionment and alienation.

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Take a Breather

The time preceding the New Moon is called the Dark Moon and it describes the Moon when it is invisible against the backdrop of the Sun. It is the last phase of the lunar cycle before it begins again.

Astrologically speaking, the last 3 days before the New Moon represent a time of rest, of letting go, of sorting out and making space for what is ready to begin in the upcoming month. The days leading to the New Moon are best spent nurturing and resting the body in preparation for the month ahead. One of the best way to spend the next few days, is to seek space and get out for a hike, stretch and relax. Stretch the mind, stretch the body and seek openness. The desire for change is strong but judgmental and self-righteous behaviours might be even stronger, creating division and arguments instead of unity. This can be depleting or draining instead of being productive. Use this Dark Moon period to regroup, tie-up loose ends and finish things. New ideas and new ways of doing will naturally start emerging in the process and you will be fresh and ready to tackle February which promises to be a big month.

The New Moon on January 27 at 19:07 EST is in the sign of Aquarius and its ruler Saturn in Sagittarius will be square to Venus in Pisces. This indicate tension between certain structures in our lives, our beliefs, our values and our ability (or inability) to find sweetness amidst the harshness and difficulties of these times. Feeling limited and opressed while seeking or craving beauty and exaltation. Our ability to find what brings us together (Venus) versus what divides us (Saturn) will set the tone for the month ahead. Since Aquarius is linked to innovation, perhaps now is the time to begin applying new and better ways of doing things.

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
-Alan Kay

DECEMBER HOROSCOPES

Sun sign horoscopes cannot replace a proper analysis of your birth chart and transits of the moment. They are meant as a broad insight into certain time signatures. If you want a more detailed forecast, you can book a reading here. It will be my pleasure to help you unlock and prepare for any upcoming opportunities or challenges. You can also subscribe to my monthly horoscopes here.

*The rising sign is essential in understanding our personal dispositions, please read your Sun sign and rising sign for extra clarity.

Happy explorations!


♃ BROAD VISIONS  vs  ZEALOUS AMBITIONS  ♅

HOROSCOPES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

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Ambition is to be the fastest runner on this planet, to be the first on the South Pole, which is a grotesque perversion of ambition. It’s an ego trip, and I’m not on an ego trip. I don’t have ambitions – I have a vision.
– Werner Herzog

SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING ♐︎

The month of December will see you make giant leaps forward. This time of the year is your time – support is here if you need it. There is still a lot of work needed to bring your projects to fruition but like they say, it’s the journey that counts not the destination, right? Monopolize your allies and find the support you need to continue on the path you are on. Take it a step further and get out of your comfort zone.  You will be amazed by the rapid evolution that happens when you do. One of the most important things to remember on your journey is finding the balance between the work you are doing and what you are trying to achieve. Keeping your vision in your mind’s eyes will help you tackle the more difficult day-to-day tasks. Perspective will also remind you of your bigger objectives. By keeping that goal in mind you are fuelling and energizing yourself. It might be hard to see the results of all your hard work at the moment but by this time next year you will look back and realize how much you have accomplished. If you don’t have a specific goal or vision in mind, now would be an excellent time to sketch one. What would you like to see more of in your life? What contribution can you bring to the bigger community?  What is your special skill and how are you using it? What type of wild ideas do you entertain and is there a way to bring some of them to reality?  What would be the first step? Your ruler Jupiter is in Libra (the sign most often associated with partnership) for almost a year.  This means that all of these ideas and projects will be a lot easier to tackle if you team up. Don’t be surprised if you crave more connections. Find your people, find your partners and don’t hesitate to reach out to others and include them in your plans.

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING ♑︎

December greets you with one door open on the past and one door open on the future.  One foot is still in your past and you haven’t quite taken that big step into the future. It would be wise to take in what you see before stepping into the future with both feet. A moment of contemplation will allow you to see the numerous possible outcomes, the roads ahead, and potential curves. Map and assess the terrain stability so that you can use the resources available to you in the best and most efficient ways possible. A revision of the plans you have for the year ahead will strengthen them and show you where things need to be solidified or let go. Once January arrives you will be ready to fully embrace the New Year. Until then, sort out what you don’t want to carry with you into the future door. Leave behind all of your old assumptions about what you think is possible. Dust off the dreams and visions you hold dear in your heart and make space for them again and again against the stale and the dead. One of the best ways to access this space is by having a good heart-to-heart conversation with yourself. Be honest about what scares you. Look at these fears straight in the eye and ask them what they want from you. Once you get their messages you will be well on your way. Using  fear to our advantage is probably one of the best ways to succeed. There is so much power behind fear; imagine turning them upside down, walking through them and harnessing all that power to fuel your dreams. Imagine that once you finally face them, they hold no more power over you. No. More. Power. Over. You. So, what are you afraid of? 😉

AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING ♒︎

The month of December highlights two areas of your life:  The first one has to do with tying up loose-ends before January begins and the second one has to do with relationships and how you approach them. Having the company of others has been on your mind in the recent months but for the most part it has felt like something elusive. Your desire for partnership is there, but the feedback you are getting seems to get muffled along the way. You are only receiving bits and pieces of vital information and the whole thing may have felt like a complicated puzzle not worth your time and effort. Whether this has to do with work partnerships, friendships, or love interests, it seems to be way too daunting. You are more than able to take care of yourself and  you don’t have the time to dwell on other people’s drama, right? Here is the thing: you can’t pick and choose which part of others you will include in your life and which ones you will ignore.  People come whole with all of their weird quirks and hang ups. When you decide to step into that special space we call ”relationships” you have to be willing to see others for what they are and not just what you had hoped they would be. It also means being able to acknowledge our behaviour reflected back at us without erecting walls. This is probably one of the most difficult things to do in our individualistic society. If we don’t like the way someone challenges our ideas we can dispose of them and go about our merry way. The challenge is not met but avoided and eventually forgotten until it shows up again somewhere else in our life.  Lucky for you, scenarios that keep repeating themselves seem to be a trend within your relationships. You have plenty of opportunities to practice tearing down walls that separates you from authentic connections. As the saying goes: practice makes perfect.

PISCES/PISCES RISING ♓︎

2016 was a spectacular year for Pisceans.  It brought tidal waves of changes that might have felt uprooting and difficult at times. Some events are just outside of our control and all we can do is bend like bamboo. December could bring a dose of nostalgia as you contemplate the year coming to an end. You could get the strange desire to get lost in timeless prose while hard reality knocks at your door – the sweetness of your ideals colliding against the wall of responsibilities. But you chose this path and you are determined to challenge those ideals and their familiar stories. If there is one sign of the Zodiac that strives on instability it is the people of your sign. Pisceans are amazing at transforming a situation into a learning experience. You have vision and ambition available to you at this time so I wouldn’t get lost looking back for too long. This is an extremely fertile period to cultivate new ideas and to apply them into reality. People need your wisdom and insights more than ever so roll up your sleeves and put your hands on the plow. The unique intelligence you carry inside of your heart is needed more than ever to help others see what matters. In this process of applying and sharing your knowledge you can help others restore their own vision. It is very important at this time that you do not lose sight of what you believe in. You carry a torch that illuminates the path not only for yourself but for others. It might feel like a big responsibility or burden but trust me: you do this effortlessly. You do not have to think elaborately on the hows and the why’s, you just have to believe in the wisdom of what your heart already knows and the rest will shape itself.

ARIES/ARIES RISING ♈︎

The opportunity to take some calculated risk is available to you at the moment. You have to find the sweet spot between foolhardiness and your entrepreneurial spirit; the line between profit and loss. You and I both know that you have the motivation – that is NOT what you lack. But directing that motivation towards a specific goal is harder and you need to find which vehicle will carry you the furthest. The beginning of December highlights a journey: whether physical, mental, or spiritual. In the last year, stepping outside of your comfort zone has proven to be rewarding and you need to continue with that momentum. Find the people that will help you expand your scope of opportunities; put yourself out there. Your attention is on career and finances and there could be some possibility for partnerships but you have to be willing to create the space for it. Write down what you are good at and then write down what you lack.  From there you can start looking for the people who are good at what you lack.  Study how they do it, imitate their techniques or even better reach out for advice. I know that might be asking A LOT out of you Aries but it is for your own benefit in the long run! Find the quality you like in the people you admire; what do they have that you are lacking and how can YOU get  better at doing what they do? Last but not least, which defeatist attitude are you ready to leave behind before entering the new year?  What negative scenarios are you playing in your head that could be detrimental to your success? Revise the narratives and beliefs you tell yourself when it comes to your work and how you might be selling yourself short. Is there a skill you feel you are lacking in order to advance in your chosen field?  Consider the learning options available to you.  You might be surprised at the possibilities.

TAURUS/TAURUS RISING ♉︎

Winter is fast approaching and with the cold your gaze turns towards the horizon. Your attention will be on logistics and work this month and perhaps planning a vacation or travel somewhere. You might be craving a different experience and this could also be connected to your work in some ways. Combining duty and pleasure is your motto since responsibilities abound, but you can also make the process pleasurable. The Full Moon in Gemini on December 13th sheds light on your finances and what is needed to make it right. You could feel the burden of expenses growing but a good brainstorming session will show you that you have a lot of assets and skills that could be put to good use. Don’t exclude options connected to teaching or mentoring. You might also have to tighten the reins in some areas in order to reach your bigger goals. Sorting out the essential from the superfluous will prove to be a valuable exercise and will help you delineate a good plan of action. When the desire to indulge in something that you don’t really need surfaces, remind yourself that the essential is invisible to the eyes. This month, seek out fulfilling experiences and rewarding connections. Go after the feeling instead of the object and separate what you truly seek from the automatic security urges that often run the show. Break one habit that keeps you crystalized in old stale beliefs about money that your spirit has outgrown. Find safety in knowing that true riches are collected within the heart through your connection with others. In the end we remember moments not things. Beauty, symmetry, and harmony is feeling at ease in the world without needing to constantly clutter the space with objects that reminds us of the essential. Take the revolutionary step of going directly to that vital space. Light a candle, find your prayer and bask in the warmth of the heart’s true wealth.

GEMINI/GEMINI RISING ♊︎

There is a lot happening these days for Gemini people and December will be no exception.  Expect a lot of back and forth between you and others as you are in the process of laying the ground for some important relationships. The foundations are being build as we speak and the agreements that are in the works could have significant implications for your future. It is not the time to back down from the responsibilities and duties of these said partnerships. This is a major learning curve for you as you usually like to have some freedom of movement and you could feel bogged down by the demands made on you. But the rewards will be worth the small compromise being made at this time. If you are not clear from the get go about how you feel, now would be the time to speak out and bring the adjustments needed. You do not want to re-visit these issues once the situation is crystallized. Nip it in the bud; Put a stop to something while it is still in it’s early development if you are not happy with it. If you’re not sure of what I am talking about the days surrounding the Full Moon in Gemini on December 13th should make it clear. Give yourself until the second week of January to revise any arrangements and long term commitments. Write down what you expect to gain from the situation and make sure you are aware of what is expected from you. Allow yourself plenty of time to think things over as there might be a missing piece of information that comes to light later in the month. There is a possibility of unforeseen development that could change the equation, so give yourself plenty of leg room without shunning the work that needs to be done!

CANCER/CANCER RISING ♋︎

Cancer folks are very good at making others feel good about themselves. Unfortunately, what often ends up happening is a dismissal of their own needs and well-being. It is not so much neglect on their part but more that the natural flow of their internal waters pours outward. You cannot stop a river or a spring from flowing in one direction; nature has an imperceptible wisdom contained in her motion. For thousands of years, humans have built diversion damns in order to channel the portion of the flow of a river from its natural course into various canals. Without irrigation, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Irrigation is the method in which a controlled amount of water is supplied to plants at regular intervals for agriculture. It is used to assist in the growing of agricultural crops, maintenance of landscapes, and revegetation of disturbed soils in dry areas and during periods of inadequate rainfall. [1] A similar process is at work in your life and your task in the coming weeks will be to monitor where your waters are going and re-direct its flow where it is most needed. Do not waste your precious energy on projects, people, or situations that will dry out your soil and cause draught in the long run. Pay special attention to any circumstances that deplete your strength and leave you feeling tired or run down. You will get cues this month from your body; don’t dismiss these cues. Allow yourself periods of contemplation and silence. Many things will come to light and with these revelations a period of re-assessment. Until mid-January, you have the opportunity to evaluate your territory and clearly see where your river runs. Is it producing enough energy supply for everything you have growing? Are you sending your water in too many directions? Are you using the right methods of irrigation for what you want to grow? Give yourself plenty of room to adjust to changing circumstances. Don’t fret on what is not working out the way you had planned. If you get discouraged by the resistance of the terrain, see if you can work with the flow and where it wants to go.

LEO/LEO RISING ♌︎

Relationships and the obligations they bring have been high on your priority list and will continue to be well into December. You are ready for the next level and you are willing to step up to the plate and assume your responsibilities. Although, there is still one distant voice that occasionally whispers to you to keep some space for your own projects. With all of your recent connections, you want to keep some freedom to do as you please and not be relying on external factors to dictate what you can and cannot do. It is easier to adjust the foundation of something before the roof goes on and you are settled in. It is way less stressful to rely on yourself and your assets than to borrow from the bank. Of course these are metaphors but you get the picture. The next few years should bring some fundamental changes in the way you operate Leo. There will be a series of eclipses in your sign beginning in February of 2017 and all the way to January 2019. These eclipses will bring stories that are already being woven as we speak. Doors will open and close in some unexpected places. You want to be self-sufficient enough to allow flexibility and options down the road. There are many opportunities for you at the moment and some might require sacrifices. In other words, you are in a growth curve and you have to think about what you are willing to let go of and what you can’t live without. You want to aim far enough ahead and be smart about it. It might seem like a lot of contradictory desires are influencing you.  It might also feel like a strange in-between world and to some extent it is. You can think of this period as a transitional space. You want to be able to walk that fine line between risk and safety; between the familiar and the unknown: between being responsible but keeping your fire and spirit alive. For the time being, the Full Moon in Gemini on December 13 will shine bright on all the creative projects you want to carry out within your community and the people you need to associate with in other to birth these ideas into reality.

VIRGO/VIRGO RISING ♍︎

The month of December begins with your attention turning towards your home and family of origin. You could be called to reset your stance and this might require some planning on your part to find the sweet spot between compromise and comfort. You will need to adjust to other people and you could find yourself feeling restricted or limited in some ways. The Full Moon in Gemini on December 13 highlights your professional life and the need to separate the wheat from the chaff. Your base of operation and career are closely linked and this will become more apparent as the month progresses. You will likely need to make some mature decisions. This last year has been a tremendous period of expansion for Virgos and you don’t want to stop that momentum. However, expect to review the plans that were made in the spring in order to make the most of December onward. Your ruler, Mercury, stations retrograde on the 19 of December in the sign of Capricorn. A Mercury retrograde is really not the end of the world, but it’s always a good idea to review and reorganize what we have been working on before laying on the next structures.  This retrograde is closely linked to your creativity/creative projects so it’s a good idea to tweak any of the big ventures and ideas you have been working on. Mercury goes direct on the 8 of January and you should feel confident by then with the adjustments and reforms. Slow, steady, and deliberate expansion remains your motto. There is still lots of room for awesome and innovative (financial) risks but you want to cover all of the bases. Then, you can take those wild ideas of yours and bring home the bacon – literally or figuratively.

LIBRA/LIBRA RISING ♎︎

I was once called out for playing ‘the offended Libra’ which at the time I didn’t really understand. One thing we are good at is sensing when a situation is unjust or out of balance; call it the perks of being born under the scales. It is honestly pretty common for Libras to get ‘offended’ when we witness something unacceptable or unfair. We are after all the moral regulators of the zodiac and it is not voluntary as much as it is our innate programming. However, there is one thing, one trapping, one less fortunate side-effect of being a Libran that stops us from going more actively after what we believe, and that is: other people. The amount of space we give lovers, partners, friends, and even strangers is usually the one thing in our life that is out of balance. We are sometimes so agreeable that we end up places we don’t really like and wonder how we got there. This month you have the opportunity to break free from some of the usual roles you end up playing and embrace a fresh perspective. Wherever this is happening in your life, try to hold on to your new found vision. Angst can be super liberating if you apply it productively and carry out real long-lasting changes. Knowing when and where to strike is the trick and I have a feeling this will become more obvious for you towards the end of December. The second thread running through this month is linked to your obligations towards family members and the home front.  Be ready to deal with some unforeseen obligations. You might be craving a distant escapade somewhere far away from all of the holiday noise but you have some important familial commitments to attend. All of your intellect is conspiring for you to break free from restrictive patterns and bring much-needed changes to a stale situation. Nevertheless, you might have to bite the bullet for just a bit longer before you can spread your wings. Until then, clarify and refine the images and sensations of what your future looks like and break the mould.

SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING ♏︎

The beginning of December highlights your finances and the need to tighten the reins to insure you are spending your assets wisely. This is a theme that begun last month and will continue throughout December. The Full Moon in Gemini on December 13 could show you where the leaks are. There could be a lot of commotion on the home front as your need to innovate and break free of old habits is fully activated and you don’t want to settle for the same old stories. With that said, you don’t want to wait until the only option is total destruction either. Scorpio is a Fixed sign, this means you were born in the middle of a season (in your case, the Fall) and it can be extremely difficult to change habits. Being a Fixed sign means you are usually committed for the long haul.  You are reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. On the flip side, being born under a Fixed sign also means you tend to stay in situations way passed their expiry dates. Some patterns get crystallized and trap you in a small prison that you confuse for comfort. The safety of those solidified habits allows you to keep your powers but in the long run depletes you of your vitality. This month, watch where you might be holding on too tightly. Once you find the places in your life, in your body or in your mind where your tight grip is impeding the flow of circulation, see if you can loosen up your hold. Practice stepping outside of just one of your usual habits. You do have tremendous powers of adaptation, only it has to be on your own term. See if you can anticipate where in your life you will need to adapt in the coming years and practice opening up that space. Get out of your comfort zone by small increments and find more flexibility within yourself for the new stories that want to be born. You have the opportunity to practice vulnerability in new and creative ways but it won’t happen on its own. You can stay where you are, frozen in time, holding on to your powers, but understand that the status quo also contains its risks. Prioritize a healthy circulation by breathing in new air and breathing out the stale and create space for positive changes to happen in your life.


“The circus collects the outsiders like a flame tempts moths.” -Laura Lam

[1] Irrigation, Wikipedia.

Restore the faith

The Sun leaves the distrustful sign of Scorpio and enters Sagittarius for the next month. Can this help us see the bigger picture and restore our faith? Of course Saturn looms large on the horizon, and Pluto and Uranus.

When an eternal optimist meets with fanatics we can only hope that they somehow find the middle ground.

Goodbye Scorpio season. You were ”transformational” to say the least.

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The Archer

Today, the Sun enters the Fire sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarian are known for their gregarious dispositions and big smiles. They have a love for knowledge and are always searching for the ultimate truth. They need a lot of movement and space to be happy. Half human, half animal they try to reconcile their instinct with their higher principles.

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Surveying the land

The Moon is in Taurus today, the sign of her exaltation and she is ruled by Venus in Sagittarius which is in turn applying to square Jupiter in Virgo.

In the last few weeks, the soil has been tilted not without difficulties revealing some buried treasures but also many rocks. We are now walking on an exposed landscape and we can see clearly where the foundation needs to be set.

The Moon in Taurus for the next few days can help us survey our assets. What are the resources available to you at the moment that will help you carry out some of the big ideas you have? We are still very much in the planning phase and it is not time to sit on our laurels.

The Moon in the Earth sign of Taurus helps us filter our experience through the five senses:
Am I comfortable? What do I need to feel relaxed and at peace? There can be a desire for ease and an ability to find a deep satisfaction with simple pleasures. The downside of this indulgent Moon is that we can become complacent not pushing further and becoming somewhat self-satisfied.

The hard aspect between Venus in Sagittarius (the ruler of the Moon in Taurus) and Jupiter in Virgo denotes a carelessness or perhaps missing out on some important details. Since Jupiter is retrograde in the sign of its detriment we might be overwhelmed with everything that needs to be accomplished and get lost in the various details of our daily existence. It could also be that we do not attend to the nitty-gritty stuff and we skip out on some important steps.

While the Moon is in Taurus for the next few days we might notice a need to find the balance between work and rest. If we become mentally overworked, we can become careless. If we only indulge in our passions we can become lazy. There might also be a tendency to become stuck in our views making it harder to keep an open mind. The back and forth is between broad visions and microscopic perspectives.

Know when it is time roll up your sleeve and know when it is time to stop. Do not bring your work in the bedroom and don’t let your lower instincts override your judgment. But most important of all with the Moon in Taurus: cook a delicious meal and enjoy!

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Swedish illustrator Carl Larsson

The Art of Dying: Until the New

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“We may idealize freedom, but when it comes to our habits, we are completely enslaved.”
―Sogyal Rinpoche

Dedication and Destination

Uranus going direct at the end of December really got us all fired up about the upcoming possibilites in our lives in the New Year. Saturn in Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter in Virgo is offering the possibility to have an organised outlook on the horizon and a good idea of the work that is required get beyond our current situation. Our faith is turning towards the satisfaction that comes with the dedicated attention of working and being useful. We could feel ambitious and work hard to see concrete results down the road. This is a great time let go of instant gratification and integrate systems in our lives that can bring a lasting legacy.

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2016 starts with Mercury retrograde at 1º of Aquarius tantalising us with a glimpse of the possible future. Mercury going backward in the sign of Capricorn is like the mountain goat walking the treacherous path of a mountain side: every steps are carefully calculated. With the Sun also in Capricorn and a recent conjunction to Pluto, we could feel extremely ambitious and ready to tackle pretty much anything. Mars in Scorpio is also supporting us with the staying power and resilience needed.

The year 2016 starts with an opportunity to review our values and what we consider important. There is an emphasis on all the little things that makes up the whole. Our attention is on analysis and perspective. The small but important details and the patience required to achieve mastery. The idea here is not to become a martyr but to find greater satisfaction through dedicated awareness in our everyday actions. Negotiating a chosen path requires a little give and take at every moment as we learn to develop a more efficient strategy. Success demands effort, commitment and nerves.

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NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN ☾♑︎

The New Moon is at 21:31 EST on January 9th at 19º Capricorn and is carrying with her clues about our role and responsibilities and the place we want to occupy in the grand scheme of things. There might have been some difficult realisations brought up in the recent days around our relationships and habits that no longer serves you. Since this New Moon is ruled by Saturn she brings with her an awareness of time passing and our own or others mortality.

Saturn is currently conjunct Venus which confuse work with pleasure, labour with leisure. Even more so with the square to Neptune which can act as a distraction and a desire to avoid reality all together.

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Jupiter just started its retrograde motion through the sign of Virgo and will only turn direct 5 months from now. *Special attention to the nitpickers and perfectionists out there, the possibility to get lost in the never good enough labyrinth is real.

Those planetary aspects, can indicate that we are aligning our work and our beliefs into a more unified version. If only we could find the simple formula that would allow us to combine the obligations of our reality with our inner truth. There is great need to adjust what we do on a daily basis with our beliefs and vice versa. This can create a sort of cognitive dissonance if our words do not match our actions. We are learning to walk the talk and we need to let go of certain habits, situations or people who might be holding us back.

The New Moon in Capricorn supports fresh ideas and concepts that are grounded and achievable. Since Mercury is retrograde for most of January, I would suggest focusing on restructuring the systems you have in place that will allow you to become more efficient.  Favour concrete, step-by-step approach and let-go of time-wasting habits without becoming too obsessive.

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Modern Vanitas by Kalico the Kat

 

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
-Charles Baudelaire