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
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.
As always, THANK YOU for your support.
May we anchor the highest dreams of our collective heart into reality.