September 2015 Exquisite expansion

September is here and with it comes a variety of cosmic alignments that is sure to reveal the calibre of who we are becoming.  As Abraham-Hicks would say, “this is the time to mold the clay.”

I rarely do a monthly review because with so many influences in any given month, it’s challenging to pinpoint which will impact any one person the most.  It’s also essential, I believe, to feel your way into it.  The raw data of astrology can only go so far.  It’s up to us to walk the path and for that data to come alive in our personal experience.

The last time I emphasized a major cosmic shift for this year was in March for the Spring Equinox.  My how much has happened since then!  This month of September is another shift, but more of an about-face and it’s the one we’ve been waiting for.

The major events are Venus station direct, Mercury retrograde in Libra, two eclipses, Saturn changing signs and Pluto stationing direct.  I’ll be providing more details closer to these events, however, the overall sense is that this month heralds a new era in our forward evolution and the expansion of light on Earth.  This light, however, is not a given.  It’ll be up to each one of us to stoke our own personal connection to source energy and fuel it for the purposes of creation, healing, evolution and love.  And in your own unique way, following your special chosen path.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store:

Sept 1 – Venus rx joins Mars at 14 Leo.  This will be a “coming together” of the goddess of love and the god of action.  Whatever drama may ensue, know that everything is an opportunity.  The Moon will be void all afternoon, giving us an opportunity to take some space from the drama and re-asses whether this is a passing storm or an invitation to let go with love.

Sept 6 – Venus stations direct at 14 Leo.  Since July, we’ve learned many lessons from our Venus about how we love, our self worth, what pleases us and what repels us.  She is now in the Morning Sky and is ready to start getting her mojo back.  Venus as a Morning Star will continue to grow more determined to value her own needs and desires.

Sept 13 – New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo asks us to gain mastery over where we can be of service in our lives.  All eclipses have a sense of destined events and if we’re paying attention, we can get a glimpse into our future evolution.  This opens the “eclipse portal” through to the Sept 28 Lunar Eclipse.

Sept 17 – Mercury stations retrograde AND Jupiter opposes Neptune.  Mercury stations retrograde in Libra through Oct 8.  Libra wants justice, balance and fairness.  This period would be an excellent time to brush up on your debating skills, but leave space – and lots of it – for misunderstandings.  Aim for balance and win-win situations.   At the same time Jupiter opposes Neptune – think of this as the Pisces Supermoon energy Act II.  Dreams, intuition and inspiration will be amplified.

Sept 19 – Saturn enters Sagittarius, ending it’s 3 year run in deep, transformative Scorpio.  Saturn in Scorpio brought us many endings and gave us visceral experiences of shame and transformation.  This new phase of Saturn in Sagittarius brings us the opportunity to make our grand vision real in the world.

Sept 25 – Pluto stations direct in Capricorn.  Pluto went retrograde in mid-April and of all of the many retrogrades this summer, this one was one of the biggest responsible for the strong magnetic pull back (to our past and/or past lives) and down (into our subconscious and hidden drives).  As Pluto stations direct, we’ll feel more empowered and be compelled to not let anything stand in our way of progress.  Play big and play with passion.

Sept 27 – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries.  Just when we thought we had done all the “transforming” we needed to do… oh no, we’re not done yet.  This is a highly significant eclipse that will likely transform our close partnerships and our sense of social justice.  What do we believe in and what’s worth standing up for?  Pay attention to how the Divine Feminine is emerging in your life.

Align with your purpose and cherish every step of the journey.  Everything is in perfect harmony if you listen and create from your heart.  Wishing you a blessed September of exquisite expansion.



Pisces Supermoon

{Pisces Supermoon} The Sacred and The Mundane

It’s difficult to know where to begin with this reading on the Pisces Full Moon “Supermoon”, exact Saturday, August 29 at 2:35pm EDT. It’s like an elaborate, boiling exilir laced with enchantment and spiked with drama.

So, rather than attempting to find an open window, I’ll just jump in and make a splash…

This full moon is a true Supermoon – the first in a series of 3 consecutive Supermoons – as the Moon is orbiting it’s closest to the Earth, intensifying the energies. In addition, two enormous planets are in the mix of this Sun-Moon alignment. The Sun is joined by Jupiter in Virgo and the Moon is joined by Neptune in Pisces. The opposing forces of the planets are best summed up by “a soul having a human experience.”

The psychic energy will be amplified for this Supermoon, since Pisces is strongly emphasized being ruled by both Jupiter (traditional ruler) and Neptune (modern ruler). Surfing the astral waves and transcending the confines of the mind are available to us.

Yet should we get too space-y, Virgo reminds us that we are on this Earth in human form still figuring out the play we we’ve been cast in and our role in the drama.

Are we masterful enough? Are we pure enough? Are we devoted enough? Even souls have responsibility.

The beauty of a Full Moon is that we’re pulled forward, magnetized into a breakthrough. The self-doubt becomes ambient noise. An echo that’s fades into the background.

Like guardian Angels we have a trio of Goddesses invoking inspiration. A fire trine between Pallas Athena (creative intelligence), Vesta (creative fire) and Venus retrograde joined by warrior Mars creates a bonfire of brilliance. Allow this to heat the cauldron of your creation. Pallas Athena will be aligned with the Great Attractor, fueling our influence to spread like wildfire if we’re not afraid of being polarizing in our expression.

Finally, there is an important message of this lunation brought to us by Orcus, the karmic oath breaker. Orcus is the female Pluto and will be exactly aligned with the Sun, illuminating our broken promises and shattered fantasies. Disappointments are often a by-product of flawed assumptions, hazy communication and unrealistic expectations. Clear away the shattered glass and create anew.

Commitment is a sacred act, but it need not be confining. Consider that every moment we are committing to something. Our lives are a series of moments of blessed devotion. Can we see the sacredness in it?

This Supermoon invites us to re-new our devotion to Spirit. It’s a time to begin channeling your sacred fire so that it fuels your soul. Every day, in everything you do.

This isn’t about decision. It’s about choice.

Fully embrace your role as a sacred vessel for conscious expansion on Earth. The journey starts now.

venus retrograde july 2015

{Venus Retrograde} Earning Your Regal Crown

We are entering the portal of the Venus retrograde cycle. Venus has recently entered the service-oriented sign of Virgo and will be stationing retrograde this Saturday on the royal star, Regulus.

Regulus is the regal star that can bestow great blessings and honors. However, the message of this degree is about discrimination, which is also the overall message of the Venus rx period. Let’s not confuse discrimination with snobbishness or haughtiness, although those are on the spectrum. This is a time for us to turn inward – as all retrogrades essentially are – and to get clear on what pleases us and what we value. Whereas Mercury rx can be confusion of the mind, think of Venus rx as confusion of the heart. It’s a time to become Awake and Aware of our hearts desire.

As I said, we are in a portal – a liminal state. And because we are in this state where everything may appear strange, it’s best if we avoid to take things at face value. Almost everyone alive is still reeling from the recent intense New Moon and just as we’re licking our wounds from recent power struggles, we’re finding that very little is as it was now that we’re returning from battle. The welcome party may not be there, but you can still honor your inner dignity for yourself.

Venus rules Libra – our sociability and relationships – as well as Taurus – our self worth. These are two distinct areas of our lives, but how often do we believe them to be one and the same? When our friendships and relationships become lacking, we often blame it on ourselves. Consider that your self worth is yours and yours alone. No one can determine your value but you. It’s time to release the dependency for value outside of yourself. If your friends turn away right now, or if you become averse to them, know that this may be temporary. We are all being called to turn inward.

There is another promise of this Venus rx, and that is to align us with our gifts that can truly be of service to the world – to the one soul consciousness. Venus is exalted in Pisces which is our connection to the Divine and the Universal collective. Where Pisces is in your chart will indicate the greatest jewels that can be earned during this time period, and it usually has to do with your psychic gifts and spiritual consciousness.

If we take this time period to heal our hearts, shore up our self-worth and re-examine what we truly value, we will come out the other side of it truly deserving of our crown.

Keep calm and shine on!

Leo Birthday

Here Comes The Sun

The Sun is in the bold sign of Leo and it’s not alone – communicative Mercury is joined with him and together they WILL tell you just what is on their mind. Sun-Mercury in Leo means bold statements, big beliefs and strong will. Both are trine to Saturn which gives us the discipline to build and create!

The Sun rules Leo see he’s especially bright and shiny here. That means our purpose, will and vitality can be enhanced by the bright light of the Sun. Leo wants to be the center of attention but we’ll want to be careful of a tendency toward arrogance and exaggeration… however the Sun in Leo is often charming enough to get away with this behavior wink emoticon

For many of us this is a welcome change from last month’s Sun in Cancer that put us in touch with our vulnerability and moodiness. With the Sun’s shift into Leo for the next month, we’ll likely be more willing to make an impact and let our voice be heard.

Leo rules the heart and tends to be ‘big hearted’, generous and effusive in enthusiasm. However, with Venus turning retrograde this weekend for 40 days, we may have a ‘confusion of the heart’ that we’ll be grappling with. We’ll have to find ways to harmonize these very different impulses of outer enthusiasm versus inner retreat. Our hearts are going through a metamorphosis that will lead to greater and truer expressions of love.

Capricorn Full Moon Call

{Capricorn Full Moon} Your Essence of Perfection

The moon is waxing toward full and on Wednesday, July 1st exact at 10:20pm EDT we’ll experience a Full Moon in Capricorn. Full moons are an opposition of the Sun and the Moon from our perspective on Earth. We’re caught in the middle of their opposing forces which creates energetic tension for us. This tension causes the tides to rise, our emotions to magnify and summons nature to grow and blossom.

Much is made about integration. We all seek to become one unified being and to integrate the various parts of ourselves. However, integration is not always possible, or even desireable. This is what Full Moons teach us. During the tension of Full Moons, we want to seek balance and harmony of opposing forces. We want to try to relax in the space in-between, because this is where the search for answers lies.

Capricorn is ambitious, patient and disciplined. She’s rarely intimidating by a daunting task, because she knows she’ll get there in time, when everyone else has burnt out. The message for this full moon is about balancing your desire to achieve and your fear of failure. The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 9 Cancer is “A large diamond in the first stages of the cutting process,” which speaks to our drive to achieve perfection. The opposing Moon at 9 Capricorn has a simple message of “trust.”

The Moon is answering to Saturn rx in Scorpio who is on an obsessive quest for learning, knowledge and truth. This quest is necessary to unearth what has been left unsaid or unhealed. In time, the true wisdom comes from knowing yourself – and all the facets of your diamond-like soul – more intimately.

There is nothing more exquisite than the human soul. Your essence is already perfection.

The mantra for this full moon, as beautifully channeled by Mike Iamele is: “I am good enough exactly as I am. The most sacred thing I can be is myself.”

Please join me for a Capricorn Full Moon call on Wednesday, July 1st @8pm EST with my special guest, sister Capricorn Keyon Bayani. We’ll usher this new cycle of balancing achievement with soul love.

We’ll also be kicking off a 30 day free group program of magic created by Michelle Fitz called Once in a Blue Moon to celebrate July’s month of moons.

Sign up for full details and a special moon tea recipe by Mike here: