Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo 

The moon will be full in flashy, heart-centered Leo on Friday February 10th at 4:33PM PST. The lunar energy of the day has the potential for drama, with a grand trine in the fire signs with the moon in Leo, cool and restrictive Saturn in Sagittarius, and erratic and electric Uranus in Aries.  

This full moon is also a partial lunar eclipse. Astronomically, eclipses occur with the sun or moon is 12 degrees or less from the lunar notes. In this case, the sun and moon are 11 degrees from the lunar nodes in Virgo and Pisces. When we think of what we see when an eclipse occurs – we see an astronomical body pass through a shadow, in whole or in part. The light dims, and then the light returns. In this case, it is the light of the moon – our emotional self – that dims and then returns. Things look different than they normally do, we get a chance to see a slightly different perspective.  

Astrologically, the energy of an eclipse works in the same way. Something that we normally see is hidden for a time, and then it returns, and in the space of time that the light is gone, we have the opportunity to see things differently. Eclipses come in pairs, and they fall about 6 months apart. Often themes that arose into view during the last eclipse cycle finish playing out at the next cycle. We close a chapter, put something in the past, and step into a new chapter in our lives, consciously or unconsciously.  

This moon is part of a grand trine in the fire signs with the moon in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries. Uranus is joined by both Mars and Venus in Aries – there is a lot of potential for movement.  

Wth the sun and mercury in Aquarius, look for big ideas to finally be ready to take flight. Something that began to brew within you last Fall is ready to be shared. Something is ready to be born, it can no longer be held back.  

To pinpoint where in your life these daring illuminations and turning points may be occurring, check your chart and find the house where 22-23 degrees Leo and Aquarius fall.

Enjoy the day!


New Moon in Aquarius – January 2017

New Moon in Aquarius – tomorrow at 4:07PM PST. What is your vision for the future? How will you be of service in your community? These are areas of focus for this lunatation.. 
We are headed for the the first new moon of the calendar year! The Aquarius new moon will be exact at 4:07PM PST on Friday January 27th.  

Other than their conjunction, which happens at every new moon, the sun and moon make no aspects to any other planets. Additionally, all planets are currently moving direct – no planets are in retrograde. We do still have a tricky T square with erratic Uranus in independent, trail blazing Aries opposing expansive Jupiter in balance seeking Libra, both square death and rebirth Pluto conjunct mental mercury in enterprising Capricorn. Also, passionate Mars and principled Venus are conjunct in the final degrees of watery Pisces. 

Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian and the visionary. Aquarius can not only envision the future, Aquarius actually lives there. As such, they can seem out of touch with the rest of the world, however, change is always outside of what is expected, and, as the saying goes, the well behaved (read “conforming”) person will rarely make history. Aquarius is co-ruled by stern Saturn and rebel Uranus, and herein lies the paradox of Aquarius: Saturn is a cold, constricting energy, and Uranus is electric and unpredictable. Aquarius is not afraid to stay the course, make waves, and to cut their losses when needed. 

The energy of this new moon supports the setting of intentions related to your personal goals and vision as well as finding new ways to be of service. Collectively we are all ready for something new, and as individuals as part of a collective, we are in the process of figuring out what that is and how to create it. Many are finding that their way of doing things are far more vastly different than they had led themselves to believe. Aquarius is concerned with the well being of the group and generally doesn’t like heroes believing instead that all are equally important. Everyone matters. 

This new moon is a perfect time to get clear about your own visions and how you want to be of service. What legacy do you want to leave? To dial into what area of your life this new moon is taking place, note the house that 8 degrees Aquarius falls for clues on how to maximize this energy.    

Much love and many blessings!


Full Moon in Cancer 

How is everyone doing? We have been having a major winter storm in my neck of the woods, and there is currently a lot of snow on the ground – and we don’t normally get much snow. It’s completely disrupted things unless you stick close to home and family! It’s an interesting cue from Mother Nature, to slow down and let go of what you can’t control. 

We are hours away from the full moon in Cancer, exact at 3:34 AM PST at 22-23 degrees Cancer. The sun is at 22-23 degrees Capricorn, and still fairly cozy with death and rebirth Pluto. This sun/Pluto – Moon opposition squares expansive Jupiter in Libra and electric and erratic Uranus in Aries creating what is known as a cardinal cross. This can be challenging energy, however the moon moves quickly and pressure built up will find release soon after the moment when all of these planets sit at 22-23 degrees of their respective signs.  

As things arise right now turn your focus within and find your center. Get in touch with your emotions and the story that you are telling yourself. Is it helping you? Or hurting you? Moon in Cancer can have a tendency to nostalgic, moody, and needy, but also nurturing and intuitive. When swimming through this seeming sea of feelings, be sure to pay attention to where you end and another begins. Consider that sometimes we best help others by allowing them to make their own choices and help themselves.  

We currently have a stellium in sensitive Pisces: harmony seeing Venus, dreamy Neptune, action hero Mars, and wounded healer Chiron all all teamed up there and forming harmonious relationships with the sun/Pluto and particularly with the Moon. This grouping of planets is another cue to us to tune in to what we are feeling and determine how we really feel and if what we are feeling is our own. Once you have found center, take some time to practice the skill of reaching out and feeling, and then turning in to center and remembering. Notice how the complexity of what is going on around you teaches you about yourself and what you are capable of.  

Despite the forced slowed down pace (at least where I live), the energy of the moment is quite juicy and rich and ripe with possibilities. The energy is changing and supports a nimble mind and countenance. The more attached to something you are, the harder it can be to go with the flow when circumstances require it. Remember that delay does not equal defeat: Sometimes a bit more time is needed in order for us to give birth (Cancer is the sign of the Mother, after all) to something even more amazing than we originally envisioned.  

Feminine energy is building on the planet, and this is needed in order to balance the masculine. Remember that men have feminine energy just as women have masculine energy, and all are balancing these to various degrees. Feminine energy is receptive, it observes. If you live where storms are currently disrupting your day to day, take advantage of this time to be receptive and observe; allow the feminine energy into your body.  

Also, play! Enjoy the moments with childlike wonder, for the world is indeed filled with wonders.  

Much love and many blessings, 


New Moon in Capricorn – Time to Plan!

Depending on where you are in the world, the Capricorn new moon will occur either the evening of December 28th or early in the morning on the 29th.  

Exact at 10:53PM PST, the sun and moon will meet up at 8 degrees of the practical, grounded Capricorn. Capricorn is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and do whatever hard work is necessary to create something of high quality that will withstand tests of time. Now is the time to plan. With Mercury retrograde (also in Capricorn, more on that in a minute), it may not be time for serious action yet, but taking small steps is encouraged as Capricorn likes to see some progress and have things begin to feel like they will take shape in the future, and the right time. Capricorn is patient, relentless, and plays for keeps.  

Sun and moon form a harmonious aspect with action hero Mars in intuitive Pisces, and dreamy Neptune, also in Pisces. Beauty and balance seeing Venus in innovative Aquarius forms a harmonious trine connection with expansive Jupiter in diplomatic Libra, death and rebirth Pluto (in Capricorn) challenges expansive Jupiter, and also erratic Uranus in freedom seeking Aries. Stern Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) squares wounded healer Chiron in Pisces and trines erratic Uranus in Aries. There is a great deal of texture and depth in this energy. We are able to see past the layers of noise and drama of the past couple of months and feel our way forward toward a course of action. As I mentioned earlier today, 2016 has been a 9 year, a year of completion. We are readying for a new phase, one that is palpably different and asks us to trust that we have done the work and laid the foundations that we need in order to move forward. It will feel different. Things will feel strange. For may of us, this is a sensation that we have become familiar with over this past year. Ground changed under our feet to shake loose the stuck places that we needed to let go of in order to be ready – or at least ready enough – for a lot of things that will be brand new. Whether you feel it or not, you are ready; you were born for moments like this. 

Because of the level of change that is coming, focus on what you want to feel as you dream your future into being. Capricorn will support your ability to be agile as the ground continues to shift under your feet, and aiming for an emotional experience will help you identify whether or not you are on the right track as you walk through this transitional period. Adopt a practice that helps you stay grounded, something that you can turn to as you step into new territory. Practice kindness and compassion toward yourself and others as we move forward; be patient. Change is hard, and we have been through a lot. Connect with others, connect through the heart rather than through the mind.  

Mercury is retrograde until January 8th when it will appear to stand still before appearing to move forward again. We continue to be called inward to process the lessons of the era that we are leaving behind as we step forward into 2017. Everything that surfaces is an opportunity to heal old emotional patterns and if we allow the process, we free ourselves to embrace the change we are facing and the answer the call to action that we are hearing.  

Much love & many blessings, 


Winter Solstice 2016

Winter Solstice 2016 – The sun moves into Capricorn at 2:45AM PST on Wednesday, December 21st. This is the moment that the Northern Hemisphere tips furthest away from the sun. Sunlight shines on the Southern Hemisphere, which is enjoying the height of the summer and the longest day, while the Northern Hemisphere experiences the longest night.  

Now is the time to tune inward to reflect upon and make sense of the past 12 months. Consider everything, the ups and the downs, the twists and the turns – all of it. Often we don’t understand the journey that we have taken until we look back on it. In review, we can see how far we’ve come. One of my teachers used to say “it’s all included” the good as well as the bad, and all experiences are valid and useful. 

Capricorn is a practical, grounded sign, it wants to build things that will last. How is your “foundation?” How has it changed over this past year? What would you like to build in the next year? It’s not quite time to build yet, but it’s the perfect time to plan.  

In addition to the solstice, this week we also saw Mercury station retrograde, further underlining an emphasis on reflection and planning. Pay attention to what comes up during this retrograde phase, there is much to be gained from allow time to process what is arising and to let go of what you’re ready to let go of. It’s a good time to clean house, literally and figuratively, create space. We are moving into a time of rapid changes and shake-ups that will call us to find what centers us over and over again. There is an almost overwhelming darkness in one moment, and incredible light in the next. Remember that everything passes and keep breathing! ❤ Stay as present as possible for the lows as well as the highs, for they have unlimited potential to teach us.

Many are experiencing vivid dreams at the moment, it’s as if the work seems to continue even when we sleep, there is so much to process. Notice the themes and emotions. I’ve heard it said that everything in our dreams is a representation of us – the events, the people, all of it. It’s all you being reflected back to you.  

For me personally, there has been much brought to the surface in the past month and a half, which is why I have not be posting as much. I am following my own advice and standing bravely through the storms while allowing myself time to process and heal. Additionally, my chart ruler this year is Mercury, and with my chart ruler retrograde at the moment, it’s easier to express myself non-verbally in drawing and other creations.  

For most, while some of what has come to light has been very painful, it’s also helped to make sense of a few long-standing mysteries. Perhaps you’ve experienced the same. Reminder: It’s important to be gentle with ourselves as we process times like these, and remember that when healing trauma the process often includes a reframing of your entire life as new truths are revealed.  

Much love and many blessings, 


New Moon in Sagittarius

We are in the window of the new moon in Sagittarius.. Exact on Tuesday November 29th at 4:16AM PST. 

Sagittarius is the sign of exploration and higher mind, and today we have the sun, the moon, Saturn, and Mercury in Sagittarius. The sun is our vitality, what makes us shine, the moon is our emotional reset button – where we go to recharge, Saturn is the teacher or coach who wants us to get it right, and Mercury represents the mind, communication, and travel. All of these planets are actors, and the costume they are wearing, the lens they are looking through, is Sagittarius. The Sage, philosopher, teacher, traveling sales person, on a quest for understanding the deeper meanings of things.  

The waning moon phase that we have just been through was one of the most powerful of the year. We have come so far, and we have shed so much. November has been a true test, traveling through the deep and shadowy truth that Scorpio affords us the opportunity to look at. Emotions have been high, and disappointment, disillusionment, and grief have surfaced to be recognized and healed. We have become more and more of ourselves, more and more whole. More and more authentic. That’s what Sagittarius wants. The real you.  

What do you stand for? To what lengths are you willing to go in order to meet yourself more fully? Make no mistake, while Sagittarius is brighter and lighter feeling that Scorpio can be, we are still in the dark time of the year; the time for reflection. What do you believe in? What do you not believe in? And how do these beliefs color your world? What kind of world will you create for yourself in this next chapter?  

Reflect well as you set your intentions for this new moon cycle. Sagittarius supports setting intentions in the realms of travel, study, spiritual practices, laughter, gratitude, and abundance.  

A Look at the Aries Full Moon Energy 

The Aries Full Moon window is open! Exact at 9:23PM PDT on October 15th with the moon (our emotions) conjunct Uranus (the erratic, unpredictable change-maker) and Eris (named after the Greek goddess of discord and strife) in headstrong Aries opposite the shining Sun in fairness and balance seeking Libra. 

That in and of itself is interesting enough, however add in dynamic tension with Pluto (death and rebirth) and passionate, warrior Mars in make-it-happen Capricorn creating a square to both the Sun and the Moon. We balance this energy by actively doing something transformative. If you haven’t already done it, now is the perfect time to “clean out your closets” in preparation for the next stage of your growth. 

Where I live, the energetic Aries Full Moon will be dramatically punctuated by a big rain and wind storm, which I find apt and very interesting.  

We have had enormous opportunity to open up and examine our shadow side on an individual and collective level particularly as it relates to the balance of masculine and feminine power as well as whether or not we are better off being separate from one another or celebrating our connection to each other on a deeper level. As often happens when we are learning something new, there can be a tenancy to swing wildly from one extreme to the other as we process and honor what we have experienced and how we have approached the world and everything in it up until this point. Once we are ready to let go of what has been familiar but perhaps not so healthy, we are able to plunge head-long into a new chapter.  

Sometimes old ways die hard. Wounds and traumas are often opened up in order to be healed. Sometimes we are thankful for moments like this that provide the momentum to let go and move on – to “let go and let God.” Change is not simply coming, change has arrived, and your relationship to that reality will impact your experience deeply right now. Allow yourself to soften and release your grip. Perhaps just let the energy carry you, let the falling leaves be your guide and reminder to let go.  

We are well into the harvest time of the year, a perfect time to reflect back on all that we have experienced and celebrate how far we’ve come – and we have come so far! Energy is still “busy” but is slowing down, heading into a period of rest. At least that is what the seasonal energy is encouraging us to do, and as we head toward and past Halloween/Samhain, we would do well to remember this as the holiday party invitations come pouring in. Winter is meant to be a period of DEEP REST. 

One of the expressions we hear a lot about this time of year is “the thinning of the veil” and it’s true – as we watch the natural world around us dying back and letting go in preparation for winter, we can notice the subtler energies around us shifting and changing as well. The sun falls lower in the horizon, rises later and sets earlier, the air grows colder, and – at least where I live – it grows more and more damp. The energy of summer is dying and falling lower and lower to the ground where it will eventually be digested like the leaves fallen from the trees, turning to mulch and rich and eventually rich and fertile soil for new life come spring time. As the natural world dies around us, we recall our ancestors and invite the wisdom of their experience into our lives along with a remembrance of love shared.