Forecast for Oct. 16-22, 2017

The information flow goes dark and deep. Ultimatums come with smiles. And yet, the urge to merge persists

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Forecast for Oct. 9-15, 2017

More coming out & cutting back. Then we all dive deep and smile for the camera. And each other.

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Forecast for the 2017 Aries Full Moon

October 5, 2017
11:40 AM PDT / 2:40 PM EDT / 6:40 PM GMT
12 Aries 42 / 12 Libra 42

This year’s Aries Full Moon delivers a paradoxical blend of hot-headed emotions and sober calculation.

The pairing may be unusual, but it’s just the trick to dispel the confusion and overload of recent months.

Sleepwalking, avoidance, stasis, immobility — none are possible now. Constraints are exploding and we’re acting and reacting, with cosmic clipboard in hand. And maybe a shovel.

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A Full Moon always brings situations and emotions to a head. Aries’ harvest is impulsive and impassioned, throwing caution (and sometimes social niceties) to the wind. Relationship issues are always in the mix, with the Sun opposite in the sign that rules them, Libra.

An Aries Full Moon lights up (and sometimes inflames) balancing the individual against the partner, or the union. This time the balancing act involves uncharacteristic texture and nuance, thanks to the cosmic triple punch that accompanies it.

First, the Moon’s ruler, Mars, is in an uncommonly restrained mode, thinking with his head instead of with his fists. He’s not only in the cerebral, detail-oriented sign of Virgo, but he is also conjunct his cosmic counterpart, Venus.

Both are coming off a clarifying, simplifying trine to Pluto, which summoned psycho-demons, survival instincts and bouts of cutting priorities down to essentials.

Stripped down, purified and raw, the ruler of our drive and sexuality is fusing with the ruler of our desires, relationships and values, in a mode of intactness and cleanliness. Our emotional and rational sides may be facing off in the Full Moon, but the masculine and feminine archetypes are on the same page (another paradox!), both approaching their domains with discrimination, a willingness to clean them up and an eye to improvement.

The blending may cool Mars’ hot-headed, gung-ho tendencies, so that he’s more determined and pragmatic than pugilistic. It may also tone down the Full Moon’s fieriness. This bodes well for going into (or starting) an emotional bonfire knowing it’s for the best. Also for rebounding from pyrotechnics with cleaning supplies and an action plan. And maybe a shovel.

The second factor is the relief and exhilaration of recently acquired freedom. While not in aspect to the Full Moon, unpredictable change agent Uranus is in the Moon’s sign, and only last week gained release from a long-standing, long-building opposition from Jupiter in Libra.

Their tension has been challenging relationships to accommodate increasingly idiosyncratic individual expression. As our own drum has become more insistent, connections have either followed or applauded the beat, or dropped away.

Look for this Full Moon to light up reactions to this tension giving way. Here’s a shortlist: Awareness of breathing room; being well and truly done with situations that muffle or trip up your beat; choosing healthy dynamics with intact boundaries; and coming away with a sensible game plan for getting what you want

Any of those reactions comes with an undeniable urge to continue reshaping the foundations of your life and connections. That’s from the third factor injecting this Full Moon with uncommon textures and nuance: the Sun and the Moon making a t-square to Pluto in Capricorn.

This configuration provides an avenue for expression and release of the standoff between reason (the Sun) and emotion (the Moon), between other people (Libra) and the self (Aries). Each extreme is bearing down on Pluto in Capricorn, the cosmic agent of unavoidable change, in the sign of our infrastructures, institutions and traditions.

The pressure is creating another round of tectonic shifts. Resistance is futile. This process is subject to forces outside mortal control.

Foundations and structures are undergoing metamorphosis. Long-term goals and ground rules are evolving — just as we are evolving, and as our connections with each other are as well.

The t-square’s pressure is dumping out in the mid degrees of Cancer, expressing itself in issues of home, family, nurturing and tribal definitions. All of them are responding to the emotional crestings of this Full Moon, the heart/will decisions, and the evolutionary surges in our closest connections.

But mostly importantly, each of us is responding.

No need to force anything. Venus/Mars in Virgo will restrain you from that. It’s a truism of therapy: as a person changes, everyone else in the system shifts, adapts and changes, too. Focus on your experience, and trust that the rest is taking care of itself.

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October 2017

Clarity. Focus. Resolve. Scaling back. Immersion. October sees us moving out of chaos at last and into a drastically redefined reality.

Not that chaos is disappearing, but it’s constraining us less. And we’re motivated and able to get a move on.

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Forecast for September 25 – Oct. 1, 2017

Fog. Discomfort. Pressure (finally; whew!), releasing into: more fog. Then deep, focused targeted action.

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2017 Leo Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017
11:30 AM PDT / 2:30 PM EDT / 6:30 PM GMT
28 Leo 52

The main astrological event of the year is here: the much ballyhooed Leo lunar eclipse. The hype is justified. This new moon is ushering in high drama and breathtaking, rapid-fire, game-changers.

A new moon launches a phase. A solar eclipse brings dramatic force to that launch and extends its reach for months, sometimes longer. It’s akin to rebooting an operating system to install an update. The system goes down. The screen goes black. When the system comes back online, it’s in revised form, running differently and likely faster. Some previous components are gone; some remain. Some work differently. And some are new, even unexpected.

Most solar eclipses have the force of a new moon on steroids. This one’s coming with amphetamines and a couple of cases of Popeye’s spinach as well.

We’ve been warming up for it. It is this year’s second New Moon in Leo, the warm-hearted, flamboyant, attention-seeking domain of royalty, children and drama queens alike.

July’s was at the first degree of the sign, acting like a tap-tap-tap on the gas pedal, fueling us to let more and more of our true selves come out and play. August’s is at the very last degree of the sign, at maximum Leo, if you will, inflaming all its qualities to largest possible expression.

Warrior god Mars is not only upping the action, but also shoving us right into it. He’s igniting drive, motivation, passion and gumption, irritation, tempers, tantrums, fury and outright attacks.

He’s shoving all of us, individually and as a group, in a direction that smacks of destiny, the path of the North Node in Leo, occupying in the scant space between Mars and the New Moon. The North Node is last point the Sun and the Moon cross before fusing. Its mission for us is seared into the eclipse: to take the place in the collective that allows fullest expression of ourselves.

You may feel cosmic hands against your shoulders, propelling you to action. Regardless, you will  find yourself getting moving, zooming as if you hit a power-up in a racing game, or catapulting through time/space as if shot out of a cannon.

There’s little room for logic, planning or strategies, but scads of room for bold, unhesitating, unapologetic moves. These energies are rising up within us naturally, instinctively and organically. And probably unstoppably.

The blast is volatile, liberating, paradigm=shattering, yet stabilizing. While some specifics may take unexpected forms, it’s activating energies that have been building in and around you since last December, when structure-loving Saturn began teaming with innovative, disruptive Uranus.

The New Moon, Mars and the North Node are completing the circuit, creating a grand trine in fire that’s coursing through the late-degree Aries, Leo and Sagittarius areas of your chart. Ready or not, here you come.

The eclipse is a moment (or chain reaction) of detonation. The agent of unpredictable change is in an exact and unfettered flow with the New Moon. Dynamite fuses are going off that have been burning for months.

Life force, survival instinct, deafening choruses of “I Gotta Be Me” are all surging. Support is beaming in from Jupiter in Libra, offering assistance, benefits and expansion in and through relationships.

Whatever goes is for the best. Whatever stays, whatever comes, whatever flourishes enhances who you are, and who you are becoming.

Watch for more to be revealed when Mercury stations retrograde on the eclipse degree from September 3-5. Info should be hard to miss, since combative Mars will be keeping company with the winged messenger. Watch, too, for hearts to embrace the updates when Venus forms a grand trine with Saturn and Uranus later that month.

And mostly, watch for an awakening and revitalizing beyond what you have ever experienced. Your guiding images are the last three cards in the Major Arcana of the Tarot: the Sun, Judgment and the World. Tack them on a wall and contemplate them daily.

It’s time. You’re off.

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” — Joseph Campbell

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2017 Aquarius Lunar Eclipse

August 7, 2017
11:10 AM PDT / 2:10 PM EDT / 6:10 PM GMT
15 Aquarius 25

 

What’s that sound? Gasps? Exploding light bulbs? Lightning strikes? Slamming doors? Sighs of recognition and relief?

How about: All of the above?

The racket — and dawning recognition — are part of this month’s Aquarius Full Moon, the first of two eclipses that are rocking and reshaping our realities. This one clears and primes us. The second, the solar eclipse of the Leo New Moon on the 21st, skyrockets us along our way.

Full Moons always bring emotions to a crest. Lunar eclipses take that trait to the limit, and beyond. This one, though, promises a different experience.

This most emotional event is in the most intellectual and detached of signs, Aquarius, which has the ability to view situations at a tilt, or upside down, or inside out, or from some other angle that wouldn’t have occurred to any other sign. This puts us at maximum observer mode as the usual gifts of a lunar eclipse roll out.

Emotions are hitting high tide, as they always do at the full moon, and this time they come with super-sized drama and a kick, courtesy of warrior god Mars’ standing with the fiery Leo Sun.

An uncomfortable, insistent force is staring down this Moon, like a restless kid in a car kicking the driver’s seat and taunting the adult to react. Inner children are running amuck. The masculine archetype is in overdrive, promoting, pushing, forcing, assaulting.

“Me me me me me” is the propelling force, spoken or not, conscious or not. True colors are showing. Ploys for attention are escalating. So is awareness of validation and appreciation: where you shine, who gets you, who doesn’t, who’s trying to steal your light, who’s trying to diminish it or put it out.

Action and reaction are all the rage — in many instances, literally. People are knocking over game boards, standing their ground and acting out, taking their toys and heading elsewhere.

The ego is screaming, “Look at me! Are you looking at me?” The feminine is taking it all in and replying….”Fascinating.” And coming up with a vision for the future.

Don’t run after anyone or situation that undervalues you, or fails to see you, or, most of all, leaves. A lunar eclipse closes doors and chapters that defy reopening. Bless every ending. Each does truly benefit you and your future, whether the good is immediately visible.

Find an elevated perch, assume Mr. Spock mode and watch the spectacle unfold. The vantage point will position you not only for unparalleled entertainment, but also for the revelations that come with a lunar eclipse: About what has been going on in the corners, behind your back and even right in front of you. About other people. (For some, “Bye bye!” For others, “Well, hello there…”)

Most importantly, about how you feel about all this, and particularly about developments that have been brewing since February, when the first eclipse occurred in the current Leo/Aquarius eclipse cycle. (Yes, some of that acting out might well be by you. Observers aren’t always immune to emotions and primal instincts. Remember what happened to Spock when the Vulcan mating imperative overtook him?)

Some revelations will be shocking or jolting. All will be freeing. The Uranus-ruled lunar eclipse puts many of the givens of your life in a different light. We’re in for an epidemic of changes of heart, abrupt and in some cases cold. We’re making changes in the line-up of our teams, based on who plays well with us and who does not. And that boils down to who enjoys and appreciates us and inspires the best, fullest expression of our selves.

All of this is occurring in cartoonishly large format. There’s more reason for that than a lunar eclipse’s fundamental nature of a full moon on steroids. Credit the direct participation of bigger-is-better Jupiter, in Libra, sign of relationships and social contracts.

He’s in the easy flow of a trine to the Aquarius Moon, mushrooming the detached, intellectual potential, as well as the role of relationships in this event. He’s making the opportunity aspect of a sextile to the Leo Sun and Mars, which opens the door to both self-aggrandizement and standing up for one’s self.

Jupiter also brings optimism, expansiveness and silver linings. He’s leading a singalong of “Always Look On the Bright Side of Life,” the ending song from Life of Brian. Sing or whistle along from your Spock-like perch. Look for evidence of beneficial changes in relationship ground rules. It exists. Look, too, for the good in every relationship shape-shift, the departures as well as the new forms or stages.

There’s more to come, of course, as there always is with the playing out of an eclipse. Keep an eye out for planets changing signs, because they will touch this eclipse’s ruler Uranus on the way out the door. At 28 Aries 39, Uranus is currently the planet of latest degree, the one closest to the end of a sign. As planets aspect that degree, they won’t so much turn out the light as trigger his lightning.

Upcoming times to watch: Venus, ruler of love, money and beauty, will team with Uranus mid-September as she leaves Leo, unlocking hearts and desires. In the last week of that month, Jupiter will oppose Uranus and ramp up the drive for self-determination at any cost.

For now, just observe. And feel. And observe some more.