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November 2017 Forecast: Self-Study

The Astrological Theme for October 2017 was "Inner Realms."

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The image above communicates dark and light, swirling together ad infinitum, comprising the human existence. It is titled "inseparable."

There is no room for denial, here.

There is no room for perfection.

Everything is infected with wholeness; a dancing maze of polarized neutrality. We reside like characters in a vibrational net, spinning stories in a web of intersecting experiences and diamonds of co-occurring connection like lights on a switchboard.

It is hard for me to write to you this month. Not because I have nothing to say. But because the enormity that I have to say is all-consuming, and sounds like a scream. A growl. A primordial utterance arising from my loins - and the loins of all those from whom I sprang. The sheer thought of opening my throat makes me fear the inevitable release. The grief and praise of centuries, scintillating and spewing for all to gawk at.

Because feelings and implacable sensations are boiling within me. My body is shapeshifting in unfamiliar ways. Something wells behind my eyes, and I long for spaciousness and a witness to call that well to weeping, and to let it overcome and penetrate the soil it stands on. Knowing that means washing away familiar ground.

I'm recessed into the inner realms. A reclusive arena where no one can find me. Where I don't exist. I've been in this ghastly, reflective, cavernous place most of the month.

I want to tell you what's happened this month. And in doing so, I may break the rules. I don't know what the rules are anymore, and I welcome new ones to lend themselves to discovery. Ruleless, I'm here to tell you a story.

I watched horrible things happen between people. I was a bystander, wide-eyed and glued on periphery of terrible fires of destruction, physical and metaphorical. I immersed in the cascade of trauma that spilled over the internets. I side-eyed my way to absorbing the lessons emerging. What I learned wasn't in the words that were written or spoken. It was in the reactions, the emotions, the spaces in-between #metoos and personal convictions.

I saw a lot of holding on, a refusal to drop a thing that was dead. A thing that had faulty foundations. I saw a glomming-on to anything that smelled of power. I saw secrets and unconscious elements of humanity emerge and splay forth into the public eye. I watched whiteness abuse and deny and erase and become amnesiac to its own perpetration. I watched abusers do anything they could to avoid blame and personal responsibility. I watched victims speaking up and rumblings that feel like labor pains for a changing of the guard. I watched the lines between victim and abuser become very blurred. Becoming like this image, swirling above, proclaiming: Inseparable.

The unconscious, giving birth to consciousness.

Inundated with shared scars of trauma, I went into the woods.

I found myself camping deep in a river gorge. I made fire. I wanted to flee from the night.

I confess that I suffer from fervent romantic notions. A primary one being that if we all embrace nature, everything can heal. That mycelium could cure the planet. That letting things die, letting things flow, letting things move is the answer. I don't know what the truth is in that other than what I feel and continuously learn via my experience. I'm living into these questions. They are the Quest embedded in my veins.

Those nights in the woods were cold. They were confronting. I was sucked into the misty air, full with the glowing vibrations of flora heartier than I. It was a place in which I didn't matter so much.

The beauty of that gorge became so immense and unknowable it was unsettling. I feared going into the cold dark and wet alone in the night. The folds of this mother's skirts are alluring, enchanting, magnetic. They are isolating, slippery, mysterious, and humming with voices I can feel but not understand.

Ghosts were everywhere, within all things. They are the comingling breath of memoriam.

Ghosts ARE everywhere, comprising everything. We exist within a haunting.

All things are made of the bones of what came before, and the inevitable promise of what will emerge next.

I sat by the creek where it met the river. A train rolled by, shaking the earth in its smoldering wake. Frightening its creatures. Voices arose from the water, the veins of our mother Earth. They weren't singing. They were hallowed screams, attuning me to the suffering of people on the other side of the world. They asked me to stay and listen. To dip into all that flows here, and remember the painful ecstasy that joins us together.

Water is life. We drink the water. We are all made of this water we share. And we share so much more than water - even with those we haven't met, and will never know.

This month, the forest took me far away. It carried me to the furthest reaches self of consciousness. It made me wonder if I would return.

I did return. I think. But things are different than before.. and the truth is, things are never the same. They can't be. Change goes on.

Last month, I wrote: 

Every ounce of the invisible you is needed for the journey ahead.

Perhaps I went 

to a place of reclamation. To the ungraspable bardo, a portal where the missing ghosts of myself have been sleeping.

I welcome them here, now, to awaken through me at their ready. I lay down my resistance to life, to self.

Relinquishing control, I wrap this cloak of stars tighter around my form.

...Tell me your stories. Your truths of absorption, release, rebirth.


This month, I offered a Virtual Circle on Death in honor of Jupiter in Scorpio with Green Cemetarian and Death Activist Cassie Barrett.

In it, we give teachings and tools for help with Letting Things Die; be them physical deaths, death of relationship, job, identity, so on.

The recorded workshop, materials, and ritual recommendations are still available for purchase by sliding scale here:


The Astrological Theme for November 2017 is "Self-Study."

For most of the month ahead, we remain in our psychological inner depths, but we also poise for an emergence and an astrological climate-change.

***ASTROSPEAK ALERT BELOW!***

The year of 2017 has flown by. It's been dominated by some major planetary energies:

  • A Grand Fire Trine between Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries, and the North Node in Leo
  • Jupiter in Libra
  • Saturn in Sagittarius Square Chiron in Pisces
  • The Great American Total Solar Eclipse in Leo (Click here to view and potentially purchase this virtual workshop)
  • Jupiter in Libra Opposite Uranus in Aries
  • Mercury Retrograde in Earth Signs

It has been a year dominated by Air and Fire: ideas, vision, creativity, art, culture, passion, dogma, polarization, revolution, justice, reinvention, relationships, rapid evolution, changing things on the ground (evolving and making progress with practical function and how things work)...

Come December, most of these astrological energies will endure a dramatic shift.

  • Jupiter is now in Scorpio, a Water sign
  • Jupiter in Scorpio will sextile Pluto in Capricorn - Water and Earth signs
  • Jupiter in Scorpio will trine Neptune and Chiron in Pisces - Water signs
  • Saturn will enter Capricorn, an Earth sign
  • Uranus will enter Taurus, an Earth sign
  • Saturn and Uranus will trine in Earth signs
  • Mars will retrograde in Aquarius and Capricorn surrounding the South Node - Earth and Air signs
  • Mercury will retrograde in Fire signs

As you can see, the year ahead is mostly characterized by Earth and Water: influencing our tangible and emotional experiences of life rather than the mental. The year upcoming is YIN instead of YANG. Internal compared to the external year we just endured. We are asked to fertilize and make use of what we experienced in 2017.

***ASTROSPEAK CONCLUDES HERE***

November 2017 is CUMULATIVE of the whole past year of learning.

We need to digest. To synthesize our experience.

We are in a hang at the moment, soil in mid-turn.

A new vision and task list is unfurling before us. We might be feeling hesitant to accept this challenge. We might be clearing our psychic closet, encountering the tender parts of us that are afraid to step forward on this path. We might be running out of excuses why we can't or won't go down it.

All the while, we're still listening. Hearing the hum of our ancestors and those we serve beckoning us to commit.

This month, we study ourselves and survey the landscape. We take a deep breath, and begin to condense.

There is hard work ahead. We can do hard things. Our efforts will crystallize our vision into reality. By December, we'll be conserving our resources and dedicating to task.

So in November, create review. What happened for you in 2017? What happened in the world? What does the world need more of now? What does the world need less of? What commitments are you needing and willing to make?

Ask the bigger questions of yourself and of life that need to be asked. 

What are the ways you self-study?

I do it through dance. Writing. Therapy. Taking time in the woods. Reading the stars. Talking to friends and community members. Teaching.

Discover your method, and prepare to embark on the next chapter of your journey.


November Artist/Entrepreneur Feature:

Emily Shaules is the Founder and CEO of Shift Bars, the world’s first energy bar with only 1 gram of sugar, launching in 2018.     I met Emily during a vulnerable time in my life. She opened her home to my partner and I when we desperately needed it. I remember her clean kitchen and India Arie playing on her stereo as she prepared raw foods in the morning. Her health challenges had been incredibly debilitating - and also paved a path of discovery. Her self-study led her to create Shift Bars. At the end of last year, Emily committed to being featured on my blog for this month. She wrote to me before it was due and shared that the business had not yet launched and she was in a challenging place with her health. I felt it was perfect for this month's theme of Self-Study.

She writes, "I’ve spent the last month on my couch, studying myself. Not by choice. I have an autoimmune condition and had such a bad flare-up, I couldn’t work or go out at all. The pain was so intense at times that death honestly seemed like a better option. I’d tried everything I could think of, nothing worked. Self-study was my only chance at recovery: really listening to my body for what it was trying so hard to tell me. I meditated. I confided in my closest friends. I gained insights from reruns of Will & Grace. Eventually some really big truths rose to the surface...lessons I thought I’d already learned but that sunk in on an even deeper level. Lessons like: I don’t have to be perfect to be worthy. I don’t have to rely on another person to give me the love I can find within myself. I learned more about who my true friends are, the ones who took care of me and checked in on me during my darkest times. Those lessons were worth it. It felt like the human version of Kintsugi, the Japanese practice of pouring molten gold into pottery cracks to seal them, thus making them even more beautiful than before they broke. I am just like a vase - not perfect but priceless all the same."

During your month of self-study, be honest. Be true to yourself, your body, and your path. Live your broken, priceless story.


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Nature is Chock Full of Medicine

May this blog be a place to discover helpful natural remedies that can guide your way through this journey of life on Earth.

Stone Medicine for the Month from POUND Jewelry

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This PHANTOM QUARTZ comes from Brazil and is basically a clear crystal smaller images of itself within the main crystal. These "ghost formations" are created during the crystal's growth cycle. This stone reminds us that that are LAYERS inside of ourselves that we must constantly be peeling back in order to re-find ourselves and re-attune with our most natural essence. It takes work for sure and is always a process, but an important one. We get to make mistakes and then learn how to do better the next time, and therefore growing into more of who we will become on the continuum we call life. The "ghosts" of our past selves serve as reminders of how far we have come. This crystal serves as a talisman for JUST that. Marking points----for who we are, who we were, and who we want to become. With love. Rock On. 


In-Depth Transit Forecast

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November 2 Mercury trine Chiron (2:37am) Saturn square Chiron (5:55pm) Mercury inconjunct Uranus (9:02pm)

*Healing Insights* Powerful, flowing revelations. Make space for healing conversations, therapy, shadow work, or meditation. Focus your mind and go deep to the root of what is within. Ancestral cleansing can take place if we surrender the mind to be baptized by spirit. Let yourself be nowhere.. that you can be everywhere.

*Healing the Wounded Patriarch* This is the final pass of the year-long Saturn-square Chiron transit, which began in December 2016. This transit speaks volumes on how we have been evolving in 2017. It is a representative of karmic healing on transpersonal levels. The karmic healing has been unfolding for the collective, both materially and in the unconscious. It is an unraveling and series of revelation occurring on levels of functioning society, career and corporation, religion and belief systems, and where we hold illusion and debt to pay as a collective/world. Saturn rules authoritarianism and hierarchy. Saturn in Sagittarius seeks to increase authority by broadcasting, globalization, and discovery via heroic journey. Chiron in Pisces says: what about those who suffer as a result of global expansion? What about the dreamers and the invisibles? What about the overwhelming grief that we share due to careless risk-taking and nonconsensual acts of violence? What about the higher truth that there really is only one of us here - and that when we harm another, we continue to make life less safe for the One inhabiting Earth. This transit is about being cleansed of the layers of illusion that stand between us and surrendering our colonialism. It has talked to us about homelessness in our own bodies, on our own planet. It has course-corrected our missions. It has challenged both our victimhood and martyrdom. It is a transit of ultimate complexity and forgiveness. Re-integrating all that has been lost and forgotten. Returning to the landscape of our bodies and how spirit is able to inhabit flesh. This has been a transit of mistakes and preparation for the long and winding path of reconciliation. Which will disgust us. Which will dismember what we know. Which will feel like collapse. Which could actually set. us. free.

*Unusual Thoughts* Perceptions can be sporadic, quirky, or eccentric now. Turn your focus inward and make "I" statements. Is there anywhere you aren't expressing yourself authentically? Anywhere you could experience more personal empowerment? Sometimes the demons in our lives stem from our own projections. Collaborate with your own true potency.

November 3 Venus inconjunct Chiron (3:30am) Venus sextile Saturn (4:31am) Sun trine Neptune (3:23pm) Venus opposite Uranus (1:02pm)

*Worthiness* Personal love or universal love? How do they connect? Where do they become painful? Embrace changes in your approach to love, worthiness, and harmony; even if it's awkward. 

*Stable Love* Affections and finances can ground and steady at this time. Reduce hierarchies to bring things more into balance. What rises will also fall. This is a natural law. Aim for a middle path to reduce the stress of modulation.

*Emotions and Inspiration* Dreamy. Drifting. Foggy in a cleansing way. Gather inspirations. Imagine. Meditate. Do inner work. Call in the support of spirit. Notice what creations want to flow through you and give them room. Recalibrate within change. Ask to be shown a vision of the highest ideal for your life. How can you contribute to the wellness of the whole of humanity? What is dreaming through you and what kind of container and foundation does that dream desire?

*Changing Values* Resistance is beautiful. That is, resistance to a dying paradigm. Resistance to platitudes. Resistance to beauty that is no deeper than a veneer. Venus in Libra loves balance and harmony - but Uranus in Aries demands that the balance emerge from what is true. Not a facade. Not a cultural mask. Not an accommodation or over-compromise or co-dependency. Not an unfiltered selfish set of wants. An authentic exchange of mutual reciprocity. An allowance for people to be who and where and how they really are, alone and together. This is a changing of the guard. Relationships can feel rocked until they settle into the new form that is emerging from our evolutions.

November 4 Full Moon in Taurus (1:23am)

Full Moon in Taurus on November 4 (1:23amEST) is glow in the dark. Embers smolder on the ground after a prayer fire. What is darkness? Is it the absence of light? The inability to see? A blanketing cocoon of mysteries and deprived senses? Or is it an invitation into our extra-sensory perceptions? Darkness has been subjugated. It has been repressed and made scary in order to support dominant cultural narratives that uplift the light. In the dark, we encounter fears and debilitations. We also meet Power in raw form, and embrace a certain closeness with experience that isn't accessible in the light. Darkness delivers us to the deeper interior. It is a direct portal to intuition. It is thick with imagination. It is an encounter with the portions of our being that never forget. It is a gate into the wild, where primal instinct and supernatural gifts are potions bubbling in an alchemical cauldron. It is the hidden magic of the womb and the tomb. The caves and recesses of being that we traverse to commune with galactic source. This moon invites you into holy endarkenment. Enlightenment is only half the story. Old roots are crumbling. Allow the collapse. When we encounter the death of what can no longer be, we prepare the world to receive that which is reborn. Set your sights on the version of self that is becoming: be the answer to our ancestors prayers.

For every New and Full Moon, find a complementary Movement Ritual on the Qoya Blog.

November 5 Mercury enters Sagittarius (2:19pm)

*Free Your Mind* The planet of communication is going big. Publishing, broadcasting, travel, discovery, adventure, seeking truth, vision, authenticity, and accurate belief systems are highlighted. Excellent transit for writing, creating media, questing, and considering all the ways you can grow your voice and message. Be expressive about your thoughts, but avoid grandstanding and fanaticism. Look to the bigger picture. Expand your lens. Mercury is preparing to go retrograde in Sagittarius, representing a thought-journey that will wrap up the transit Saturn's been making in the same sign since December 2015. We dismantled a lot of faulty beliefs in the past few years. Which ones came through as solid and are here to stay? Mercury is direct through December 3. It retrogrades in Sagittarius until December 23. It exits Sagittarius January 11. Mercury transits are especially potent for people with strong Gemini and Virgo in their charts.

November 7 Venus enters Scorpio (6:38am)

*Deep Love* Affections become more intimate. Our relationships become a source of transformation. When we really begin to merge, we don't selectively share. We are cozying up with shadows and projections. Lines and distinctions between individuals can become blurred edges. Power struggles and vulnerabilities can pool into a mire. Traversing this territory is wild and dangerous, subversive and necessary for evolution. Venus in Scorpio is passionate and sexy. It magnetizes us to be drawn to the places our repressed urges want us to go. Triangulations can be here. Tall dark handsome and bad can be here. BDSM and hardcore consent. Our addictions and the things that consume us: give their underbellies and their bloodlines a thorough embrace. Allow for mutual empowerments. Regenerate your love and money. Venus transits Scorpio until December 1. 

November 9 Sun sextile Pluto (7:12am) Mars inconjunct Neptune (7:10pm)

*Transitions* Magnetism is in the air. Where is the power flowing and what wants to be built? Focus and dedicate well.

*Low Energy* Personal or universal? Who are we aiming to please? Energies might be wasted through vacillating and indecision. Instead, seek peace, contemplation, and inner harmony. Not making a decision IS a decision. It allows the decisions and agreements that have already been made to perpetuate. Is that in our highest interest? If not, let's be more decisive for the good of all.

November 11 Saturn trine Uranus (4:45am) 

*Stable Change* This has been one of the primary aspect patterns dominating the entire year of 2017. The transit first began December 24 2016. The third and final hit occurs today. After December, we will feel like we are entering into very different territory than what the past year has provided. The past year has been about visioning, expanding, and seeing things more clearly. Rapid, exponential growth has taken place, with long-lasting implications. It has allowed us to aim for a bigger mission and bridge past-present-future. It has been a fast and furious launch forward - so much so that we may feel burned out or frayed at the edges. We may need to reign it in. Consider this transit of the last year a global "system upgrade." Reboot-Refresh-Restart. Encountering the need to delete, integrate, and level up. Sometimes we travel so far and so fast that we may never again return "home." Except that home is where we are, always. Even as we stretch ourselves and bushwhack through the jungle of consciousness well beyond the limits of the known and into undiscovered territory - can we meet ourselves here, too?

November 13 Venus conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio (3:15am) Mercury square Neptune (5:47pm)

*Big Deep Love* The dark goddess is with us. A black feminine pervades. Acknowledge the Queen of the Underworld. Her presence is so consuming there that she may transform the lairs of hell with her love. The dark queen demands nakedness of body, mind, spirit and soul. Unabashed honesty. The most tender reveals. Truth can be murderous, but "reveal" is the root of "revelation," fodder for evolution. Embrace inevitable deaths. Stop feeding disease. Let the dead limbs die to nourish the potency of what wants to be born through us next. To intensify life, we make our own graves. We dip close to the bone in our attentions; even to what we deem ugly and depraved. In the intimacy of these encounters, we fuse energy to matter, informing the ladder of DNA,which continues its shimmer holographic pulse of eternity.

*Mental Fog* Surrender your thoughts. Don't push for clarity. Gaze instead at the blurred edges between all things. The absence of distinction. Journey out through a cosmic abyss, without the thought of what you might bring home. Now is the time for dreaming and harvesting the vision of what lies beyond territories we've traversed before. Lose your mind to awe.

November 16 Venus trine Neptune (10:21am) Sun trine Chiron (10:48am)

*Higher Love* The way to get higher is GO DEEPER. Surface love counts for little, now. Form your real bonds in the trenches. Refine adoration in the recesses and caves of being where we drip with essence. Feel what's underneath the underneath. See the unseen. Appreciate the weird, smelly, toxic emotions with your attention. Adore destruction. Be shredded and merged with the threshold, passionate within blinding gateways of be-coming. Lose form into senseless planes of intensity within. To go to the edge, in throes of hungry desire, and touch the parts beyond anyone's understanding. Hugging on the ghosts that make us each other's familiars.

*Self-Heal* Cold waters silently lapping. Lumens regard a bridge in the dark. Invite the tenderness here. Answer the troll asking a password. Let breath fill the spaces between your cells - and cross. Blood may chill or boil. Allow it. This is the path to healing reconciliation.

November 17 Sun inconjunct Uranus (9:04am) Mercury sextile Mars (9:24am)

*Exploring Night* Where is the line between beginnings and endings? Between the death of who we were and the birth of who we are becoming? Is it a clean break or a jagged tear? Today is like the way we are changed when we walk through the forest at night. Listen quietly. Gather information. Tread lightly, but choose to forge ahead into unfamiliar depths with abandon. Fearlessly explore realms of unfettering the self.

*Motivated Mind* Someone is provoking us to speak. To think. To make moves or statement that will benefit a visionary culture. Say the truth and strive for balanced justice.

November 18 New Moon in Scorpio (6:42am)

The New Moon in Scorpio on November 18 (6:42am) is an elixir vial. Within is a potion of change. Become the medicine you need now. Imbibe of your own deepest essence. How does the brew taste? Bitter or sweet? Pungent or acrid? Sour or salty? Soothing or stimulating? Sometimes we reach places in life where there is no going back. We've been weighing an invitation into our next chapter. In doing so, we've been assessing the parts of our being that stand in the way of what is meant for us. This New Moon is our opportunity to lay those down - and lay claim. To end our oscillation and commit to choice. To get out of our own way and into the potent stream of living power. What does it feel like to dance with every unseen wish and desire deep within? To salsa alongside yourself in hidden parallel dimensions? Strip away your hesitations and doubts. Put on your cosmic cloak and let the stars seep their eternal magic through you and your creations. Let the soil of this world be bathed in primordial intelligence. It is said that we cannot selectively feel. And that when we dance within what is most uncomfortable, therein resides our rapturous enchantment.

For every New and Full Moon, find a complementary Movement Ritual on the Qoya Blog.

November 19 Mars square Pluto (7:15am)

*Power Struggle* Intense energies are afoot. Hidden motivations are surfacing. Strong desires. Repressed urges. You may feel pushed to gain more control. So often in our patriarchal society, a reach for success is accompanied by violence. Aggression and dominance become equivalent. Coercion and abuses of power can be revealed now. Moderate the intensity with steady yet peaceable determination towards your ambitions and goals. Make moves along your timeline. People may feel threatened as you rise. Aim for mutual empowerment and reciprocity rather than taking or borrowing in order to get further. Fight the good fight, yet resist the urge to undermine others and preserve your integrity. In this way, your achievements will last and promote harmony.

November 21 Venus sextile Pluto (6:29am) Sun enters Sagittarius (10:05pm)

*Deeper Love* Committed attachments. Intimate companionship. Love for the long haul. Whether you partner with yourself, another, or others plural, there is a drive for purposefulness within this union. Togetherness will bring some project to fruition.

*Seeking Freedom* Sagittarius season is upon us! From now until Winter Solstice on December 21, we expand. Travel. Journey for the more authentic version of self and life. We gather with friends and family to find joy. We go to extremes and excess. We migrate and move beyond bounds. Follow your passion and find your truth. Most of all, have faith in what lies ahead.

November 22 Neptune stations Direct (9:21am)

*Dancing with Dreams* This week may be tired, foggy, sorrowful or confused. Illness, sensitivity, and vulnerability can prevail. That's okay! It's because Neptune, planet of compassion, illusion, and dreaming, is changing direction according to our sight here on Earth. Neptune has been retrograde since June 16th. It is now stationing direct, giving us a gentle and subtle go-ahead with the dreams we've been stalling around. Forgive yourself and accept what needs acceptance. Retreat and restore to rejuvenate enough to let your dreams take root. Meditate for clarity on what wants to flow through you for until June 18, 2018. 

November 24 Mercury square Chiron (9:53am)

*Painful Words* Aww, honey. Does something hurt today? Was it something they said? Was it a memory of what has been said before? Are you doubting your intelligence or feeling mentally blocked? Are you aware of the next mountain you've got to climb, and facing your limitations? Is someone or something telling you no or standing in your way? Is a hard choice being deliberated? Don't fret too much. This is something you need to hear. You'll get through this. Sometimes discipline and patience are our keys to freedom. Have important conversations. Say important truths. Be real and authentic to yourself. Stay true to your vision. You are being asked to integrate something difficult, and as a result, to free your mind and grow. Mark your calendar for January 6, 2018. You'll revisit this conversation then.

November 25 Mercury trine Uranus (5:56am)

*Evolving Thought* When we feel caught between a rock and a hard place, we can find openings in the most unexpected places. Request something bigger than you to inform your process. Ask for a sign. Look to see what's there and take note of the symbols present, even if they don't seem to make sense. Find new stories to guide your way now. Invent a different path forward. Trust creative impulse.

November 26 Venus trine Chiron (4:22pm)

*Healing Love* Sensitive, vulnerable, healing. We've been swimming in deep psychological waters this month when it comes to our affections, our values, our relationships and our finances. Today offers a chance to release some of the intensity that's been stirred. To cleanse it with forgiveness, acceptance, and further integration of worthiness. Beauty IS. Nature is intrinsically and whelmingly beautiful, and everything that exists stems from nature. Embrace the whole of this evolution.

November 27 Venus inconjunct Uranus (6:48am)

*Changing Relations* We are in relationship with everything. Do we notice that? How are our skills and instincts serving us in relating to Earth? Sky? Family? Colleagues? Etc to everything? Where is the line between "Us" and "Them?" Between old and new friendships? Today, relationships are changing and changing us as we walk through their wilds. Listen quietly. Gather information. Tread lightly, but choose to forge ahead into unfamiliar depths of loving with abandon. Fearlessly explore realms of unfettering the self through loving the other.

November 28 Mercury conjunct Saturn (1:57am)

*Mental Test* We have been feeling this transit since the moon passed over Mercury and Saturn on November 20th. What questions started bubbling for you then? What got stirred up on November 24 through hard conversation or writing or mental task? We are encountering the limits of our own beliefs and pre-conceptions. We are likely encountering opposition or imposed restriction from the external world/authority figures as well. We must root to fly. There's no benefit to bypassing. The most important way we learn is through direct experience. This transit asks us to discipline our thoughts so we can crystallize our visions into tangible form. Think long-term goals and achievements. It can feel hard. It can feel serious. We can feel like we're encountering all the ways we lack or aren't smart enough. Embrace sobriety and get to work. Ask for advice - especially from a mentor or elder. When we accept the depth of this inquiry, when we overcome this challenge, we will reap rewards and gain lasting fulfillment. Note January 6, 2018 on your calendar - this will be the date we pass the test and begin to feel more free.

November 30 Mars inconjunct Chiron (3:26am)

*Integrating Will* Personal or universal? Who are we aiming to please? Energies might be wasted through vacillating and indecision. Instead, seek peace, contemplation, and inner harmony. Not making a decision IS a decision. It allows the decisions and agreements that have already been made to perpetuate. Is that in our highest interest? If not, let's be more decisive for the good of all. Heal into new ways of behaving. Modify your wants on behalf of balance and benevolent human-interest.


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It's an absolute gift to be able to continue this work. May this forecast be your graceful navigation guide, your invitation to return home, and your empowerment to step more fully into your astounding multidimensional Self.

L'Chayim!

To Life

As always, THANK YOU for your support.

May we anchor the highest dreams of our collective heart into reality.

October 2017 Forecast: Inner Realms

Image and words by  T. Thompson  IG: @T.squares

Image and words by T. Thompson IG: @T.squares

October Artist Feature:

T. Thompson, film photographer, artist, mystic. Transformative imagery interrogates the current plane while creating anew against the old. Imagery allows us to traverse realms. Journey without borders. Travel to histories and futures that are yet to be realized. Imagery tells a story to our psyche. These narratives are living threads twined in DNA.  Journeying into these realms can provide raw data and insight on what has otherwise been concealed, forgotten and unconfronted. Here in these realms a power awaits. A power to liberate, transmute and realign karma. These inner realms are where we meet our gods. Our deities. We are stripped naked of ego and falsehood that keep us encased on a linear plane. Here is where we shed the former to know and experience our divine nature.

Where we are meeting our gods.


The Astrological Theme for September 2017 was "Kindred Spirits."

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When we dance with the unknown, we grow to contain more infinity.

This past month is hard to place.   What happened?

The ways we knew ourselves and our lives changed.

Some were devastated by loss and extreme weather. Others got married and embraced a new version of identity. Others forged a new path in their work or made decisions to move home.

I asked my community what word they would use to describe September 2017 in their life. They said:

  • stressful
  • incredible
  • dynamic
  • dark
  • multi-dimensional
  • transition
  • full-spectrum
  • revolutionary love
  • evolving
  • wild ride
  • expansive
  • metamorphose
  • high highs, low lows

My descriptor for September is "at the edges." Much fortune and opportunity unfolded this month. It also pushed me to my edges, and called me to move to the places beyond them to where I've never gone before. It took me to what I previously thought of as my limits. And now my limits are changed.

Sometimes life offers us things that we genuinely don't know if we can handle or not. It is often inviting us into depth and complexity and... infinity.

In times like September, what do we turn to? What resources do we have to draw from? The astrological theme was "kindred spirits."   We have each other. We can turn to our kin. Our relations. The spirits of our ancestors that entwine around each strand of our own DNA. We can listen with our own innate power and connection to source. We can sense the support of the land we reside on and the plants and animals that permeate our environments. We have the innately co-experienced and constantly evolving connectedness with all "other" things and beings.

So many of us could look at the list above about September and say, "Me too."

It is truth in us that makes us kindred.

We've all been there. That somewhere of success or failure. That point of desperation and ecstasy that colors the world new shades of prismatic attention.

Let's be ourselves wherever we are, see each other and say, "that was once me, too. And sometimes still is." Or, "I haven't made it there yet, but I'm on my way."

And always, to yourself, to kin and life: "I love you. I see you. I thank you. I'm with you."


The Astrological Theme for October 2017 is "Inner Realms."

I love T. Thompson's image for this month. Most of her film photography portraits (which you can find on her instagram @T.squares) capture the movement and undefinable emotional symbolism of human experience.

Practicing astrology for the past 8 years has shown me some things. A funny thing is, we walk around pretending we're people. We see each other's bodies and faces and job titles and social roles and such.

But when clients sit across from me in session and I feel them and their charts, their depth is almost indescribable. Words are a clunky and inadequate way to measure an inner reality. Each person contains worlds within worlds. Here we are, together encountering myriad fears, doubts, anxieties, unbelievable gifts, immeasurable lightness, intrinsic intelligence, intersecting timelines.

We often pause together to shed holy tears of astonishment.

The terrain of the inner landscape can be as distinct as it is infinite.

Traversing inner realms can literally take us anywhere and everywhere. And it's astonishing how the inside-out spaces and textures can vary so much from what resides outside.

Many of us spend a lot of time in distraction and aversion to the inner planes of being. Their wilds are mysteries society leaves mostly unpacked. We can make space for this. We can take time to encounter the inner planes of being. For here is...

Where we are meeting our gods. - T. Thompson

Consider. It may be intentional that so many distractions abound, cloying to keep you from your inner realms. It is a radical and stupendous act to separate from the external world enough to access your internal silence. The layers beneath the layers, at your very core.

This is the placement of true power: where we meet our gods.

Much needs to die. We need not fear death.

The clients I have seen in the last couple weeks are on edge. Limitations and ancestral histories and shadows are burgeoning to be reckoned with. Disappointments have taken place. High stakes are arising.

Within myself, I've been sensing things within that make me squirm. As new opportunities for greatness are revealed, I am seeing where I am attached to my own weakness.

These things emerge so they can purge. We must summon our inner forces to be able to reckon with them, undo the trauma or whatever magnetic holds them in our field, and make a choice to enter the unknown.

Trust the darkness.

This month we enter a season of death.

Death is not just something that happens to the body - we experience death as a part of life constantly. Death of a relationship. Death of a part of our self or our identity. Death of a habit or behavior. Death of a belief. Death of a culture. Death is the end that makes way for something new. It is an important and necessary aspect of growth. But letting things die is HARD. - Cassie Barrett of Death Activism

In some spiritual and shamanic traditions, it is encouraged to "practice death" as much as possible. The power of the holy threshold between life and death is acknowledged. It is the domain of the Great Mystery.

Not-Knowing is essential to evolution.

If something great feels at stake right now, acknowledge it and let it go. That doesn't mean give up. That doesn't mean self-destruct. It means retrieve all tentacles of energy back into your own sphere. Empty yourself out and fill with that which is divine (the ultimate not-you).

Become the silence. In this way, give yourself as much care and support as you possibly can - so much that you remove your dependency on whatever is at stake.

Through letting go, we merge with the infinite as it desires us.

We make ourselves available to channel the formlessness, the spacelessness, the senselessness, the unknowable, into the tangible realms. Thus, divine can be of greater influence. In other words, let go and let god.

This month, practice conscious release.

If something is bothering you during the death process, whisper it into a stone and throw it into a river. Bury it. Write it on paper and burn it. Scream it at the top of your lungs. Banish it and at once, love it and tell it that no harm will come to it. Put things in their rightful place. Call all parts of yourself here, now.

Every ounce of the invisible you is needed for the journey ahead.

May your power be restored. May your soul and humanity be entirely reclaimed. May life meet you and you meet yourself in the deepest and most thorough of ways.

Let the veils fall

and confront wordless essence -

we all came from this blackness

and its orgasmic spark of light.

L'Chayim. To Life, and blessings on your journey.


Archetypal Medicine for this Month

Photo by danhuse

Photo by danhuse

Jaguar

Jaguar medicine is about power, protection, and seeing in the dark. A courageous and stealthy beast, jaguar moves through the unknown using patience and speed, in addition to relying on its inner eye and psychic skill. Trust instinct and intuition, even if things on the surface look different from what you know inside. Call on jaguar to help protect your psychic space and assist in reclaiming your power. Jaguar presides in the realm of transformation. Some spiritual work can only be done solo. Make space for yourself this month, and journey to receive medicine visions to guide your way.

Photo by Julien Laurent

Photo by Julien Laurent

Crow

Highly intelligent sight-holders, crow has a special relationship with 'the other side.' They have sharp and keen perceptions both in this world and beyond the veil. Call on crow for swift clarity.

It is said that crows are keepers of Sacred Law and Higher Order. Our cultural and moral judgements - how do they compare with divine balance? Crow harkens change to come and bring the medicine of darkness. They also share messages from other words. Listen closely.


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Nature is Chock Full of Medicine

May this blog be a place to discover helpful natural remedies that can guide your way through this journey of life on Earth.

Stone Medicine for the Month from POUND Jewelry

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HERKIMER DIAMOND

What happens when we look inside ourselves and we desire to magnify and expand what we know we are capable of? Our inner selves are one of the most colorful places on Earth. We have layer upon layer of fantasy and dream-like wander and radical stories all bundled up inside to the deepest part of our cells. So do crystals! They are a matrix of intelligent Earth-born magnificence and we can work with them to create what we wish to create. Herkimers are like the "diamonds" of the Clear Quartz Crystal King/Queendom. They are highly receptive to our own specific energies and intentions. They can assist in making those energies and intentions BIGGER. Spend time exploring your innermost world and all of the color there while dedicating time to connect with your crystal intention setting and see what transpires! Rock On. 


In-Depth Transit Forecast

All times listed in EST

October 1 Mars trine Pluto (7:36pm)

*Powerful Action* Energy is reviving. Checking off the to-do list can propel us forward in a good way, now. Organize and set order to make strides that last. Set things right. Cleanse the body. Fresh start health regimens. Set goals and make moves.

October 3 Venus trine Pluto (3:09pm)

*Loving Deeply* We can recommit with love, affection, worthiness, and money at this time. Lately love and money may have felt lost or confused for a stint. Disappointment may have colored our lives. Shake it off and rededicate yourself to experiencing love and available resources as reflections of your whole worth. Your essence is perfection.

October 4 Sun inconjunct Neptune (11:09pm)

*Re-Orienting our Energies* We may see how we fool ourselves today. Or where we are vulnerable, leaky, and letting our boundaries down too soon or too much. When do you feel most vital and what limits can you set to ensure your vibrancy? Slow down. Avoid the trap of trying to do it all. Nature never hurries, and yet everything is done.

October 5 Venus conjunct Mars in Virgo (12:53pm) Full Moon in Aries (2:40pm)

*War and Peace* Attraction, desire, sexuality, and drive can run high today. Attractiveness is heightened, so notice whom you meet. We are especially motivated by perfection, process, and the development of skill. Training and practice are indicated. Excellent time to learn a craft or study with a mentor. Set goals, make lists, and get work done. Clean things up. Throw things out. Focus on precision, but don't nitpick or criticize. Instead, simply critique and make improvements. If the nervous system or digestion is disturbed, take time for body-mind connecting practices. Enjoy stillness and employ gratitude. Mind the details. Find systems to support your desires, and try not to worry. Trust the process. Be humbled and helpful.

The Full Moon in Aries on October 5 (2:40pmEST) is a tunnel of transition. Some things aren't healed in light. Let shadow shape you. The dark womb is a place of growth and nourishment, a necessary chamber of becoming. Each full moon contains a magic of opposites. The womb and the tomb. Darkness and light. Conscious and unconscious. Self and other. War and peace. The new life birthing now asks us to sharpen our skills of adaptation. To be dexterous, perceptive, and responding. The emerging world asks that we do our work. We must be willing. We must be loving. We must hone and dedicate our practice. Place tools in our toolbox. Fill the world with our sense of self, in harmony with and in service to loving all else that exists. "Work is love made visible." - Kahlil Gibran

We make love visible. Dedicate yourself, then be released from labor. Cry our tears and wash our face. Our work and our life is born of our spiritual essence. It emerges from depths and brings with it the gems of twilight. Dark crystals of pristine purity. Diamonds in the rough. Admire each facet of this astounding jewel, your own light, taking seat in the velveteen darkness. Across the Earth, reflecting the sky, your soul light sings and cries and laughs an echo of fate.

For every New and Full Moon, find a complementary Movement Ritual on the Qoya Blog.

October 6 Mercury inconjunct Neptune (1:44pm)

*Simplify* We weaken ourselves when we spread ourselves too thin. We disperse our energy and leave parts of ourselves expose. Move towards dreams and inspirations, but draw proper boundaries and create a container. Be real with yourself. Your health and wholeness are important.

October 8 Venus square Saturn (8:54am) Sun combust Mercury (4:54pm)

*Tough Love* Obstacles and hardships are real. Lack, fear, and scarcity are some of the difficulties we face and overcome. Relationships, finances, and appearance are tested. How is your self worth? Anchor your love through something tangible and practical. Make a commitment to yourself and love itself. Look back at the timeline of what you have achieved and recognize yourself for those accomplishments. Be patient. Chances are, you are learning the practical steps to fulfilling a bigger vision and mission. Let love and pleasure and the senses be your discipline.

*Thought and Communication* The heat and light of consciousness is shining on the mental plane. Words spoken today are an expression of the creative self. over self-identification is possible. Special focus on politics, law, culture, and relationships. Use thought and speech carefully and potently now. Journaling, writing, and affirmations are recommended. Find time to step away from the left-brain and cleanse yourself of information throughout the week. Look for stories, tricks, and choices.

October 9 Mercury square Pluto (8:26am) Sun square Pluto (8:11pm)

*Mental Intensity* There is certainly the potential for some shady stuff to go on now with politics and business. Paranoid thoughts and anxieties can be on the fore. Connect with your power source and find balance. The conversations had around now could have a special potency, and that may not be comfortable. They may be like a power struggle or invoke feelings of survivalism. Nourish your nervous system. Be honest. Be real. Remain in integrity. Use words wisely, with grace.

*Conscious-Unconscious* The Self is both dark and light. Two halves make a whole. Alchemy is performed as the two halves co-relate, polarize, blend and merge to become transformed. Power, sex, hidden things, and survival issues lead to rebirth. Exploring the psyche, research, deep meditation, and uncovering the roots of conflict apt activities now. Shadow material is illuminated and illuminating. Shed skin.

October 10 Jupiter enters Scorpio (9:20am) Venus opposite Chiron (5:03pm)

*Allowing Death* Jupiter changes signs about every 13 months and its full cycle takes 12 years. Last time Jupiter was in Scorpio was October 2005-November 2006. Jupiter rules growth, expansion, opportunity, abundance, path of learning. It points to where our lessons are as a culture, and as individuals relating with the world and the world relating with us. Scorpio is a Fixed Water sign of intimacy and essence. Depth. Intensity. Destruction. A threshold. Rebirth. The full range of basic emotion is here in Scorpio. Every primal and sexual instinct. Trauma. Inheritance. DNA. The unconscious, the preverbal, the silent. Scorpio is the sign of death and the Great Mystery. It eliminates the non-essential. It is alchemy and ancestral power that re-births consciousness. Remember, always, our forebearers. We grow through letting go. Through fully taking in and digesting and eliminating. Through sensing the unseen. Through merging with the essence of life itself, in all its forms and formlessness. We grow through discovering our power. The power that carries and heals us in crisis and ecstasy. We were made for these times. Jupiter remains in Scorpio until November 8, 2018.

*Love and Pain* The sufferings we experience in life are a channel to healing. Right now pain in love, relationships, appearance, and resources/finances is highlighted. Healthcare is in the spotlight. Some new form of worthiness wants integration. Some ways we can water down our worthiness are martyrdom, self-sacrifice, workaholism, perfectionism, and victimhood. Cleanse yourself with unconditional love. Everything is perfect and ever-improving - including you. An affirmation: "I am perfect as I am. I love and accept myself and all things unconditionally. Thank you for this gift."

October 11 Mars square Saturn (9:37am) Venus inconjunct Uranus (5:04pm)

*Resistance is Fertile*

"The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." - Marcus Aurelius

Blocks and obstacles are meant to teach us and make us stronger. If you aren't getting what you want, consider that something even better might be waiting for you. But before you achieve what you desire, you must pass a test. Take note of where you are lacking and make improvements. Continuously refine your will. Be patient and build integrity. Tread carefully, and stand strong. Use your defenses. Bolster your reserves. We do hard things. On the other side of struggle is lasting reward. Emphasize your inner fortitude and possible achievements. You were made for this. Patience, hard-work, and endurance will always pay off in the long run. Be as strong as you are.

*Accessing Freedom* Sometimes our routines and relationships can place us or keep us in bondage. What are you really in service to? Are you working and helping as a genuine expression of your passion and identity? Or is there a sense of duty or obligation that is feeling tired? Alternately, are you being over-focused on yourself or is there more you could offer in devotion to others? Today offers an opportunity to make changes that support our freedom. Bring your strong, passionate self and be of use.

October 12 Mercury sextile Saturn (11:02pm)

*Grounded Thoughts* Your mind is clear and steady, now. We can trust the messages and perceptions we encounter today. Level-headed news, words, and messages. Perceptions are reliable. Good judgement is available. Your wits are about you. Serious discussions must take place if we are to secure freedom. Put your mind to work. Look towards the practical vision.

October 14 Venus enters Libra (6:11am) Mercury inconjunct Chiron (9:48am)

*Beloved Balance* Venus loves being in Libra because she gets to be fancy. Love and affection take a beautiful tone. Balance and harmony are key. Leisure, pleasure, art, culture, and lover relationships are extra special. Make your appearance and presence in the world artful and graceful. Host gatherings and parties. Attend to issues of social justice and fairness. Bring charm to all you meet. Venus remains in Libra through November 7, 2017.

*Healing the Mind* Something is escaping us. We may not be thinking or seeing quite clearly. Sometimes illusion can override our perceptions. Time for reconciliation between personal and universal. Where do relational and unconditional love meet and intersect? What needs justice and what needs forgiveness? We are integrating perceptions of beauty. Also, dialogue about health/healthcare can occur.

October 15 Mercury opposite Uranus (3:51am) Mars opposite Chiron (8:27am)

*Crazy Genius* New discoveries, especially in the realm of self and other, war and peace. When to stand up for us and when to declare truce? Our minds are on the hi-wire today. Not great for practicality. Excellent for flash insights. Plans and thought patterns are rapidly changing. Travel and communication will also be subject to unexpected variation. Slow down to listen and soothe, even as you keep yourself inspired. Upgrade your mind. Be the change.

*Wounded Will* This transit brings up the same resonance we experienced when Venus was here October 10. The sufferings we experience in life are a channel to healing. Right now pain in desire, sex, the masculine, and will to act is highlighted. Some new form of willingness wants integration. Some ways we can water down our will are martyrdom, self-sacrifice, workaholism, perfectionism, victimhood, escapism, and avoidance. Can we be with what is, without bypassing reality? A prayer for today, "May my will, desires, and actions be governed by and aligned with all that is holy." Also, "I want what spirit wants for me."

October 17 Mercury enters Scorpio (3:58am) Mars inconjunct Uranus (6:02am)

*Deep Insights* Mercury in Scorpio is deep, dark, and penetrating. Excellent time for research and mental focus. Psychology, therapy, and shamanic healing can help to uproot and eliminate sources of conflict within the psyche. We are extra sensitive to the hidden, the taboo, the secret, and the unseen. Intense conversations. Look into the darkness, and be intimate with what is there. Mercury transits Scorpio through November 5, 2017.

*Sparks of Action* Energy can be sporadic and unpredictable. Time to re-route your behaviors in order to get where you really need to go. Desires are changing. When you realize you want something different, you'll need to change your plan of action in order to get there.

October 18 Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio (4:54am) Sun inconjunct Chiron (8:05am)

*Big News* Something raw is being exposed. We are seeing more of the shadow, that which has always been there beneath the surface. Conversations, proclamations, and messages are larger-than-life and intense. Emotions and content that have been bottled up or repressed are erupting. Upset is likely. There could be a sexual, dramatic, ancestral, or destructive flair to what is perceived. Research and get to the bottom of what's being revealed. Look to see what's hidden. Observe between and beyond the veils. What is seen and spoken today will be very informative about our personal and collective journey for the next year. Immunize. Clear your field and psyche with salt and truth-telling.

*Healing Self* Notice which parts of self need to be integrated, as the wounded bits are stimulated now. Sometimes our identity and creations are like puzzle-pieces being retrieved from under the couch to join the whole. What needs justice and what needs forgiveness? Accept the personal and the universal as components of Oneness.

October 19 Sun opposite Uranus (1:35pm) New Moon in Libra (3:12pm) Lunar Samhain

The New Moon in Libra on October 19, 2017 (3:12pmEST) is evolutionary fireworks. Life can be chaotic, dramatic, and shocking. There is beauty in balance. Today's New Moon encourages temperance and my mom's best advice: "Everything in moderation." To be strong and soft, firm and kind, sure and flexible. To be wild and revolutionary - and also peaceable and in harmony with grace. When all parts of one's being co-operate, it ends the war within the self. We see the truth that there is only one of us here. This moon highlights our learning journey. Our culture has become distant from the natural Divine. No person outside of you is privy to your own innate knowing. The answer to every question resides inside. To deepen your wisdom, look to yourself, your instincts, and your relationship with the other worlds. You are your own teacher and student. Reclaim your wildness. Reclaim your wisdom. In doing so, be liberated to hold and share the harmonic of freedom. The jungle is thick with mystery and chaos, yet also resplendent in its serenity. Be like the jungle. Be nothing other than yourself, in totality.

For every New and Full Moon, find a complementary Movement Ritual on the Qoya Blog.

*Upheaval and Adaptation* Expect the unexpected. The only true constant is change. You can choose to resist it, or allow it. Recommended to align with change. Personal and collective freedom are important. Accept the shifts as facilitating liberation. Showing up as authentically, uniquely you, and bringing your special gifts, is essential to making progress in these times.

October 22 Mars enters Libra (2:29pm)

*Negotiations* Actions and desires are relationship-focused during this cycle. Our energies may be largely dictated by others, now. Don't lose sense of yourself and your personal impulses. Also, try not to avoid conflict. It's okay to struggle for the sake of making actual peace. Co-operate. Experience harmony and make beauty. Be decisive and avoid a tendency to endlessly vacillate. Mars remains in Libra through December 9, 2017.

October 23 Sun enters Scorpio (1:27am)

*Dropping the Veil* Harvest time. A time to look within and transform. Let things go and let things die. Honor the ancestors. Be held in the mysteries of life, death, and all that resides in-between. Focus, and enter those depths.

October 24 Mercury trine Neptune (11:55am)

*Spiritual Insight* Make time and space for meditation and otherworldly endeavors today. Altered states and dreamwork is easily accessible and potent. Tend to your spirit and psyche. Experience the supernatural.

October 26 Sun conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio (2:09pm)

*Shining in the Dark* This transit is a throwback to October 18th, when Mercury joined Jupiter. What news came forth then? Too much of anything, even a "good thing," can lead to toxicity. Magnetism is at a high. Sexuality, power, shared resources, investments, and primal instincts are illuminated. Entanglements can be revealed and soul-retrieval is lubricated. We grow when we can meet the shadow self with an intimate embrace. Destruction and elimination are a natural part of life. It is helpful to learn to let things die. Empower yourself and others.

October 27 Venus square Pluto (11:21pm) Mercury sextile Pluto (11:25pm)

*Secret Love* Anything that is undermining true harmony and balance in relationships can surface now. Deal with it honestly. Co-dependency and control issues can come to the fore. Love, money, and relationships transform, and it's an emotional dilemma. There is a reckoning with power, politics, business, and resources. Pray for sacred reciprocity. May all beings exist in healthy relationship.

*Potent Words* Purify mind and speech. Let the power of your inner knowing propel you towards the necessary alignment and ultimate goal.


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It's an absolute gift to be able to continue this work. May this forecast be your graceful navigation guide, your invitation to return home, and your empowerment to step more fully into your astounding multidimensional Self.

L'Chayim!

To Life

As always, THANK YOU for your support.

May we anchor the highest dreams of our collective heart into reality.

August 2017 Forecast: Support

August 2017 Forecast: Support

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The Astrological Theme for July was "Manifest."

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Oh, the manifest world. It seems so harsh and disappointing sometimes. And yet somehow, it is rooted and guided by the miraculous.

We better ourselves through letting go. The less we attach to and the less we are, the more we can be in alignment with that which is beyond us. Keep releasing until nothing but nature is left.

In times like these, holding firm boundaries is important. It is one thing to distance oneself from reality - it's another thing to take care of our mental and physical health by resisting the non-essential.

In a consumerist culture, we are constantly being prodded and programmed to use more, buy more, gain more, learn more. What if the answer to a lot of the problems persisting in the world was as simple as this:

LESS.

According to my clients, July did deliver its theme of Manifest. Projects were announced or completed. Jobs and relationships were ended and begun. Things that weren't in integrity came to a head and asked to be addressed squarely. Opportunities emerged into plain sight.

There is something of a swift tide moving beneath our evolutions, and we are asked to face and endure the tests along the path.

Keep hope, and strengthen your connections as we continue to encounter the real beneath the real beneath the real. We are approaching a destined Eclipse season...

The Astrological Theme for August 2017 is "Support."

August 2017 is an incredibly historic month. We are officially in eclipse season. Eclipse season, which occurs approximately every 6 months, always bring change and further evolution towards our destiny. They are always strongly influential. But many things about this particular cycle feel especially potent.

Collectively, these eclipses in Leo represent the death and birth of rulership.

These eclipses teach us to become less dependent and more interdependent.

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June 2017 Forecast: Word to the Wise

June 2017 Forecast: Word to the Wise

The Astrological Theme for June 2017 is "Word to the Wise." 

Words are spells. Whether spoken, written, or thought, they contain potent vibrations that morph the field of consciousness. It benefits us and our collective to use them wisely and to support unity. The symbolic shape of letters and the invisible harmonic essence of connected symbols creates the inner and outer environment in which we spend our lives.

The words we work with every day stem from the history that grew them up. People of privilege (primarily male-bodied people with socio-cultural-economic status) are the parents of most common recorded language. [Check out this book: The Alphabet vs. The Goddess by Leonard Shlain] The supremacist perspective and philosophies embedded in these languages infuses the experience of the masses and often reinforces systems of oppression. June asks us to reclaim language that supports natural truth. Decolonize the mind. How? Tell stories. Perceive the non-verbal. Listen to the truth of various forms of life and nature. Allow your perspective to adjust and evolve. Stimulate modes of communication that can't necessarily be written. Connect with speech and thought with the refinement born from authentic experience.

Take the hint. If you have a feeling about something, trust it. Step beyond the bounds of the linear mind and touch something greater, something more intelligent, something that can continuously guide you through mapless territory.

Throes of information are constantly swirling. Read between the lines. Instead of taking words at face value, listen close with more of your senses. Sharpen into keen perception.

Words contain Worlds.

"How are we listening to and for Words of Wisdom being summoned our way, being beckoned forth from our inner selves and from each other?" - Stephanie Seker

Act and speak from your center: Words to and from the Wise