In the belly of the mother Groundhog Day is right around the corner. In ancient times this holiday was known as Imbolc, meaning ‘in the belly of the mother’. The seeds of life are germinating in her dark belly, waiting for the light of spring. In the embrace of the mountain The astrologically precise date … Continue reading In the belly of the mother
The tension of the Cancer/Capricorn Eclipse season is between an old, control-based system of working, governing, and living (the dark side of Capricorn) and a new (and ancient) way of honoring our subtle senses, our intuition, our deep connection with the life force in every creation, and our innate natural wisdom.
The Moon, Jupiter and Venus were strung across the southeast horizon as I began this post, just before sunrise. The Moon was, then, a tiny silver sliver, an “Old Moon”, ending the Sagittarius cycle begun in early December. Tonight, January 5th, 2019, the New Moon in Capricorn begins a new lunar month; as the first … Continue reading Time to begin!
As I sit down to write this post, the Sun has just reached 15 degrees of Leo, the point associated with the ancient celebration of Lammas, or "loaf-mass". Although in today's world we look to the Gregorian calendar on the wall to find these holidays, they are actually determined by the position of the Sun. … Continue reading The beginning of the harvest – and the end of eclipse season
Curious about astrology, how it works, and why you might care? In today's Q and A call for some of my Patreon patrons, I took on these questions and more. In the 60 minute video recording, I share my perspective on why astrology is a useful tool for us today. I talk about the ancient … Continue reading Astrology Q and A
Gemini, its planetary ruler Mercury, and the third house denote the stage in the zodiac phases of development in which we learn to perceive the other and what’s around us.
Embodiment. Incarnation. Energy solidifying into form. The newly planted seeds of the Aries cycle now ending are putting roots into the Earth and mass on their new shoots. The Taurus New Moon initiates a new cycle on Tuesday, May 15th, 5:48 a.m. MDT at 24 degrees Taurus. Just past is the cross-quarter holiday of Beltane … Continue reading Come back to your senses: Taurus New Moon
In our linear view of time, we point to a particular date on our Gregorian calendar as the beginning of a cycle, in this case the calendar year. Yet in real life - meaning the natural, real world - time moves in cycles with no beginning or end, just a continuous spiral of change. Here … Continue reading Time to act at the Aries New Moon
The last New Moon of the solar year occurs in Pisces, the sign of the fishes, on the morning of March 17th, 2018. The twelfth sign of the zodiac symbolizes the ending of a cycle and the merging of the individual back into the ocean of consciousness, into the in-between space prior to rebirth. This … Continue reading Rest and heal at the Pisces New Moon
Capricorn, the sea-goat, is depicted as a watery, spiritual creature of the sea transitioning to an earthbound, mountain climbing goat. Capricorn, associated with the feminine wisdom of the grandmothers, spurs us to make concrete the desires of the soul. It’s highest expression is manifesting spirit into form. As a cardinal sign, Capricorn marks the beginning … Continue reading Commit to your soul’s path at the Capricorn New Moon