Saturday, January 5, 2019

Patreon support for my forecasts

It's a new year and like many during the Capricorn season, I am inaugurating new structures for my life and my business. I am asking for support from my readers through Patreon to continue writing about following the Moon's wisdom through each lunar cycle. You can find my page and sign up to receive my forecasts at:

My intention.

If we surrendered to the Earth’s intelligencewe’d rise up rooted like trees. – Rainer Maria Rilke

It starts with a seed. An intention. A desire. It starts with opening. It starts with naming. 
Magic is linked with the Earth’s intelligence. I believe the direction that magic wants to take us is toward rooted relationship. And that relationship is everything. 

We are in relationship with the seeds, the water that softens and nourishes the seed, the soil that houses the seed, and the sky that welcomes it as it reaches for the Sun. We are in relationship with each other and with all the parts of ourselves. This relationship is everything.

The Earth has intelligence, telling us how to be the seed. How to go from seed to seedling to blossom to seed again. I believe that if we somehow oriented our lives to this intelligence, we’d be worthy inhabitants of this Earth. We’d be in good relationship. This astrology column is about that.
I follow the Moon through the rhythms of waxing and waning, through signs, and through seasons. In the 1930s, astrologer Dane Rudhyar, gave the world the scaffolding upon which to build rooted relationship with the sky and Earth—the eight phases of the Moon. These eight phases describe the primal cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. This cycle is the plant’s cycle, which is the pattern that magic takes to manifest change and rooted relationship. The Moon has been teaching these things since the dawn of time. I am committed to listening to the Moon. I’ve written a daily forecast about the integration of astrology, the Moon, and following mindful intention since 2012. I’ve built my personal spiritual practice around following the Moon. I want to share it with you. I am asking if my readers and fellow journeyers will support my writing with a small monthly pledge. 

Your support means a lot.

I’ve offered my writing freely for these past seven years. Now, I need financial and energetic support to help me to continue and deepen this work. Through your monthly contribution, you will be allowing me to focus more fully on this practice of following the Moon. My hope is that through sharing my practice more of us may rise up rooted like trees. 
There are three levels of support and three ways to access the Moon’s guidance each lunar cycle. At the first level, you will receive astrology-based information about the new and full Moons to guide you in setting magical intention for each lunar cycle. At the second level, in addition to the new and full Moon writing, you will receive a daily forecast published once a week that includes a reflection on each Moon phase as it pertains to your lunar intention. At the third level, you will receive all this plus my writing about additional astrological topics. I have a book in mind about the intersection of Earth-based spirituality and astrology. Your support will help me manifest this book. 

Thank you for supporting me! 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Follow the Moon: December 8, 2018 - December 14

Moon enters Capricorn 6:01 am CST
Saturday, December 8.
It isn’t enough to hope. We gotta work too. The Moon enters Capricorn today and we feel ambitious and industrious. The boost of energy from yesterday’s new Moon in expansive Sagittarius leads to renewed commitments. Notice your patterns around this. Do you overcommit? Are your commitments shame-based? Scarcity-based? Or do you find joy in the effort? Do you know how to stop when the joy is lost? This Sagittarius lunar cycle is a chance to notice energy and the ways we filter energy through our stories. The Capricorn story can be influenced by shame-based self-judgement. It can also remind us that it feels good to produce something tangible from the energy flowing through us. Tonight (in U.S. time zones) the Moon conjoins Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn. We meet the Great Teacher as the inner voice that asks us if we are doing our best, and recognize our own paths towards mastery.
Moon in Capricorn
Sunday, December 9.
Mercury in Scorpio makes a trine aspect to Chiron in Pisces while Chiron stations direct. Both planets are stationary and thus more powerful. Both planets also trine the North Node of the Moon. I don’t often note trine aspects to the nodes, but this water trine pattern feels significant. We are being told to lead with our hearts, even when pain surfaces. Our wounds can be wisdom. We may not know the part we play in the healing of others, but we each have a part. There is depth, connection, and a desire to protect others in this aspect pattern. The Moon asks us to take our callings seriously. Listen to the calling from water. All healing journeys are connected, just as water finds a way to join with other streams, the path we are on will lead to others who need our piece.

Moon enters Aquarius 5:39 pm CST
Monday, December 10.
Briefly today, the Moon conjoins the South Node of the Moon and syncs into the grand water trine of Mercury in Scorpio, Chiron in Pisces, and the North Node of the Moon in Cancer. The Nodes give us information about our collective past and future. Capricorn holds past patterns that can be transformed. Cancer holds future possibilities to cultivate. The questions to ask ourselves: Who are our families? What legacy has been passed to us? How do we nurture the future? How do we protect those who are most marginalized? How do we dismantle systems of oppression? How do we care, even when we hurt? The nodes will transit through Cancer and Capricorn for the next 18 months. During this time, we are encouraged to heal ancestral legacies and reimagine what family means.

The Moon squares change-agent Uranus right before entering the visionary sign of Aquarius. Ideas are important to us. Our communities are too. We need to know we are not acting alone to change the world. People are necessary to manifesting our visions, even when they drive us bananas.

Moon in Aquarius
December 11—Crescent Moon: Germinating.
At the new Moon, we harnessed fire’s momentum to initiate a new approach to life. For a while now, things seemed to have been on hold. We’ve needed to backtrack. We’ve moved deeper into the shadow. The Sagittarius new Moon was a chance to reset and restart. Sagittarius is mutable fire. This sign seeks to illuminate and integrate what we believe. This sign, like all signs, has it foibles. These seem to center around needing to be completely sure of oneself—sure of our truth, sure of our goodness, sure of our entitlements. I am not picking on you, Sag. This is my rising sign. Here is what I’ve seen in the Sagittarian people I admire: they’ve worked through their own need for certainty and assurance to be brilliant examples of calling in the diversity of truth around us. They push us out of safety. We have the opportunity to be pushed out of safety today with the added impetus toward bold change that an Aquarius Moon can bring. Tend to the seed of your lunar intention. It is breaking through the shell of past limitations. What we dream and hope is possible may not come to fruition. Every seed does not thrive. But. Nothing bold ever happens if we don’t take the risk. Lessons will be learned later.

Today, Mercury in Scorpio is agitated by Uranus in Aries (through quincunx aspect) to seek the places that need to be bolder. We are questioning everything. Truth pours out of our mouths. This is not always a safe thing! Yes, we want to get something off our chests. Can we find the most skillful way to do that? This is the third time these planets have made this aspect due to Mercury’s recent retrograde. Think back over the problematic experiences you’ve had with communication since October 31. How do you want to change your communication impact? This is a chance to re-pattern thoughts and behaviors. It could be messy. Stick with it.

Moon in Aquarius
Wednesday, December 12.
Mercury re-enters Sagittarius today. All our fires just got a little bit brighter. If you’ve been feeling the gloom lately, pay attention. Ask yourself what your fire needs right now? Since Mercury is bringing this fire, you may be able to feed your fire through learning, communicating, teaching, discovery. Your truth sparkles just for you. The Moon in Aquarius is an enabler of ideas. What intrigues you? What people do you really want to connect with? What revolution do you want to foment?

Moon enters Pisces 6:40 am CST
Thursday, December 13.
The fire of this lunar cycle meets the contrasting energy of water when the Moon enters Pisces. On the surface, these elements seem to be incompatible. That is simplistic. We can be more nuanced. Let’s explore the alchemical magic of blending fire’s action with water’s empathy. Let’s mingle the will to move forward and the heart to listen and receive. Communication and beliefs may be challenged by complexity of emotions and actions as the Moon makes a square to Mercury and Jupiter (both in Sagittarius). The Moon brings in emotional support from Venus in Scorpio and Saturn in Capricorn, providing a desire to stay with it even when there is conflict or confusion.

Moon in Pisces
Friday, December 14.
Why do we feel so much? This may be a purely intellectual curiosity today or a chance to shake our fists at the heavens. Please let me know if the clouds part and give you an answer. The Moon, Neptune, and Mars are all in a soupy Pisces mix. Surrender. Feel. Our hearts may be feeling pain, but they are also beautiful. Like rain nourishing the Earth, our emotions feed a larger network of life and connection. Please reach out to others if you are feeling alone. We are all in this soup together. Let’s break that spell of isolation. Sharing resiliency, if we have any, helps us have more. Pay it forward, but don’t over-sacrifice. You are good enough.

About these forecasts: Through following the Moon, the planets, and the wisdom of the seasons and signs, my goal is to offer a useful practice of mindfulness and intention for the thoughtful seeker. To read about the Sagittarius new Moon go here

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Launching into 2019: Forecasting Webinar by Starsdance Astrology

A bold new year is approaching fast. The planets have big plans for January and there is great momentum available to achieve our goals in 2019. While the darkness of rage and despair may have dampened our resilience in 2018, this new cycle reignites our focus and hope: to face our challenges will be a great adventure. What stirs inside you now? What are you hoping to learn and what are you able to teach others? Do you dare to take healthy risks in a world of unknowns? What holds you back from making an impact? Our Willpower playfully erupts, we are ready to take action.

Astrology is a powerful tool for mindful magic. This webinar combines astrological forecasting with magical/spiritual intention to help launch our hopes and dreams for 2019. As activists and lovers of the world, we come together to envision collective and personal magic. Aurora and Teri will share the major astrological influences of 2019, with a look towards the important transits of 2020. Participants will be invited to ask questions and share insights for the coming year. All levels of astrological and magical knowledge are welcome. Beginners are encouraged!
Teri and Aurora plan to offer continuing workshops throughout 2019 to support the intention discussed in this webinar. Get a start on this magic by attending.

Launching into 2019 webinar will be recorded and available for purchase if you are not able to participate in the live Zoom meeting.

Register on Eventbrite The sliding fee is $15 to $30. Reduced or waived fee for POCI and Queer folk.