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Danger- Risk of Over Analyzing Imminent

February 4, 2019

Today we have a New Moon in Aquarius. Feelings won’t be comfortable or even make sense, which could lead to a disconnect between what the heart wants and what the brain can process. Emotions will be hard to even identify let alone process. This New Moon is asking you to be practical- intellectual even-  going forward. We are all meant to ask ourselves – “am I honouring social contracts?” With the Sun and Moon in the signs of Aquarius we need to analyze when the right times are for us to fit in and when are we better served by rebelling? With Pallas the warrior Goddess asteroid sitting opposite to Uranus the electrified planet of change and chaos, we’re bound to see further social disturbances. Pallas is in Libra so equality and fairness will be highlighted....

Full Blood, Wolf Moon/ Eclipse

January 20, 2019

  The Full Moon and total lunar eclipse happen at 10:15 MST. I love this quote from a poem by Hanako Ishii because a lunar eclipse involves the Earth getting in between the Sun and Moon. The stealing of the Moon’s light in her time to shine makes me think of the earth as a jealous lover. This particular full Moon has a dis-empowering quality to it. Besides the Eclipse which has it’s own negative attachments and energies, and steals the light away from the Moon Goddess, the Moon is in the sign of the Sun in Leo and the Sun is in its sign of detriment, Aquarius. Sort of like having a parent in charge of a project but he’s injured and cranky, so he may not give the best guidance. We have some lovely aspects and some possibly delusional ones too, so the potential to tick along like all’s well with the world again could blind us, like the eclipse, to the realities we’ve been trying to ignore....

New Moon New Year

January 4, 2019

Happy New Year again! This New Moon feels more like a new year than January 1st did. I also feel this is an important beginning that will carry us through the next couple of years. We’ve gotten a taste of strong Saturn energy for the whole of 2018- since Saturn went into it’s own sign of Capricorn last December. The sense I’ve had from many people’s social media is 2018 was hard- it was for me. I felt like many times the fun got sucked right outta life. Don’t get me wrong, I had some great experiences and laughs- I met some incredible people and loved what I learned about myself and others, but I was taken to task, which is what Saturn does. I felt like there was a price to pay for any levity and some days, that price did not feel like a bargain....

New Year, New You…

December 31, 2018

Happy New Year! 2019 is rushing in…kinda. All I’m here to say is- hold off on the resolutions for a few days. Mars is moving into its own sign this evening (in this neck of the woods), and that means a fire will be lit under our butts. Saturn is in its own sign of Capricorn, so the attraction to making pragmatic changes will feel natural and the Sun is cozied up to Saturn shining a light on what we’re lacking in the ‘being a grown up” department. But then there’s Jupiter dancing away in optimistic Sagittarius telling us “You Can Do IT!” Well we can, just not right now. The Moon is finishing it’s cycle, and Venus and Mercury are going to change signs before the first week of January draws to a close, so change is on the agenda but starting now will only lead to disappointment and frustration with yourself. ...

Happy Solstice and Full Moon!!

December 21, 2018

  The full Moon is on us tomorrow but today is the Winter Solstice in this neck of the woods. Living in the northern part of the northern hemisphere, today is one of the best days of the year because it means the darkness is receding. The days will get a little longer- woo hoo! No offence to those who relish in the darkness. Good for you! I wish these short days didn’t kick the ever living snot out of my energy reserves, but they do- so this twinkle of hope that the light is seeping back in makes me feel just a little better about the 5 more months of the snow and dirt and dead trees we have to endure in this winter “wonderland”. Ugh. I read several times this week that astrologically this would be the easiest week....

New Moon Magic and Mayhem

December 6, 2018

The New Moon phase is about beginnings. Now’s a good time to make a wish and then a plan to make the wish come true. Daydreaming may feel right, but too much of anything can get you into trouble. It’s time to go deep to reexamine long held ideological beliefs. Are they serving you? It’s an emotional time, and yet, Saturn is still cracking the whip reminding us the clock is ticking, so putting in the hard work is still part of the planetary message. The potential for over reacting and misreading situations is high. Instead of fighting the intense emotions by reacting unreasonable or perhaps, masking them with your escape of choice (i.e. booze, drugs, TV, video games…) meditate on them, or try a healthy endorphin rush like exercise. There’s an incredible potential for creativity and spiritual awakening, but the process isn’t always comfortable, although necessary....

Jupiter Comes Home

November 6, 2018

This week is going to feel weird. Jupiter is going into it’s own sign and that’s a good thing. It brings optimism, idealism, but also loud opinions and subjectivity. It will have the potential to be lighter for sure, but with three planets in their own signs it will feel like different areas of life are fighting for attention. With Mercury in Sadge as well, it may be a case of who ever’s the loudest wins. What’s more is that the lunar nodes that have been in hard aspect to Uranus in fixed signs, which has brought a stale mate in people planting their feet in terms of who deserves their individual rights more than anyone else. It has lead to some real social grossness. Since those three things appear be moving backwards and about to change signs and modalities, we will see action, but in a backwards way....

Venus Retrograde Says- Competition is for Suckers

November 3, 2018

I listened to a webinar put together by an organization for astrologers. It was well over a month ago- long before Venus went into its retrograde cycle. The topic was building your online presence or something of the sort. The presenter was Nadiya Shah, a YouTube Astrological power house and Goddess extraordinaire. I’m going to paraphrase, but my take away was be yourself, you’re the only one who’s offering what you have to offer if you’re authentic, and if you’re true to this, there’s no such thing as competition…there’s no other you. When I was a hair stylist I practiced this. I never understood salons lying to clients when staff left, or trying to sabotage staff who moved on. In the end clients make their own decisions about what they need when and who they want to work with, no matter what the industry. I hadn’t applied it to my new career in astrology....

Full Moon Mash-Up

October 23, 2018

This is an incredible Full Moon. The Moon is in a sign it loves to be in. The Sun has Venus attached to it,  while the Moon is with Uranus. These four are creating a square to the lunar nodes. To have the planetary ruler of the Moon involved in this special lunation phase magnifies the directive. Change is inevitable, so how can you weather it? First of all, like all full Moons- let go. This one carries extra punch. People have been hanging on for dear life ever since Uranus went into Taurus back in May. All the repressed energy of the many retrograde planets in the summer let us ignore the shifts that were coming, and since those planets went direct, we’ve all been too busy to put much thought into what life has in store for us, but the time is here. We can’t ignore the changes happening around us, in our lives, in our politics, and in our world....

Remember to Play!

September 24, 2018

  It’s full Moon time again and it comes on the heels of the Sun moving into Libra. We had the start of Fall this past weekend in the northern hemisphere, but where I live, you’d have thought it was winter, and yes, I’m bitter about it. Astrologically speaking it’s an interesting time. Eight key points, planets and a comet are all at early degrees- between 0 and 5- so if you have key placements in your chart at early degrees you may feel very overwhelmed at this time. Because all of these things are in different elements and modalities the energy will be quite different depending on your individual chart. This can also be a very energized time. Overall there’s a call to action though, and the pressure to answer it could be stealing your sleep among other things that rejuvenate and bring health....

A New You

September 5, 2018

This is a big week astrologically. We have a few bodies changing signs, Saturn’s moving forward and a New Moon on Sunday. New Moon’s are a time to set goals and intentions- so 12:01 PM MST is the time to consciously make a plan. But what should you plan? The Sun and Moon will be in Virgo when they meet. The ruler of Virgo is Mercury which is also in Virgo, and the asteroid Pallas has just moved into Virgo- that’s some Goddess energy happening right there. At the time of the New Moon Venus will have just moved into Scorpio and will be opposing Uranus while Pallas, Saturn ad Uranus will be forming a grande trine at 2 degrees of the earth signs. The other player is Pluto making a nice aspect to the Sun and Moon. So what does all that mean for you?...

Here We Go!

August 27, 2018

What a busy weekend- astrologically speaking. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t sleep a wink past 4 AM. When I looked at the aspects for today I realized that’s right about the time the Moon was passing over Neptune in Pisces. I would normally interpret that as vivid and abstract dreams that feel really prophetic, and maybe this is how you experienced it. For me it was quite different: I have task master Saturn making a hard Aspect to my natal Uranus and Mercury. Mercury rules our thinking and Saturn reminds us (in my case incessantly these days) what we need to be doing. So, the lucidity of that Moon/Neptune combination was taken over by obsessive worry and mental self flagellation. The up swing is that I was up much earlier than usual, did laundry, dishes and wrote a blog post all before 8 AM. We had a full Moon yesterday and Mars is getting ready to move forward again, so there’s a feeling of anticipation- for some people it’s a revving of their engines....

The Force is Real

August 10, 2018

  If you haven’t heard- Eclipse/new Moon this weekend! This is a last chance to let go of that foolish pride, and figure out how your ego is standing in your way. New Moon’s are for planting seeds, so decide what you want and be prepared to do the work necessary to make it a reality. In the next weeks planets will start moving forward again, as will our lives, so having a plan will maximize the benefits of the coming shift. If you’re feeling anxious, just breath and remind yourself that you’re the best you can be in that moment. Ask for help when you need it, and if your job and life plan don’t involve bringing about world peace, remind yourself of that when things don’t go perfectly. There’s a distinct Venus vibe to this New Moon as it’s happening on her day, during her hour and she is the strongest planet at the time of the New Moon, so there is a feeling of indulgence and with Jupiter and Neptune playing kissy face, escaping for pleasure is a real pull now....

Lose Yourself

August 2, 2018

July is wrapped up, and it left some of us with messy emotional stuff. August will bring in some relief and resolution, but only if you’re putting in the effort. The eclipse may have dug up some really intense emotional sludge and the New Moon later in the month will provide the opportunity for you to create a plan to move out of it. Use what you’ve learned to create some wonderful change in your life, but I’ll say more about that closer to the 11th. Spontaneous outbursts of emotion or anger will ease up in the next few days, just know that anything that goes unresolved may come back to haunt you mid-September when Mars is moving forward and makes the same aspect to Uranus as it’s been making for the last 3 days. If approached from a healthy place, this can be an opportunity to put an emotional hurt around your individuality and independence to rest....

Let Go

July 26, 2018

This is a very significant time for a lot of people. It’s a time to let go for everyone but of course, depending on your individual chart, the significance will vary.  For everyone, we have to let go of  whatever is holding us back: ego attachments and control of the outcome are essential to progress. Take a look at how your ego drives may be getting in your way of solid emotional analysis and self expression. It’s healthier and will produce a better outcome if you use creativity rather than desperately seeking attention to get what you want. It’s a great time to put yourself out there creatively and see what you get back. Don’t let pride get in the way of resolution or forward motion. If you’re struggling, remember all solutions will require a certain measure of creativity to be effective. Exaggerating the truth to get what you want might be tempting, but will most likely backfire....

Chrysalis

July 12, 2018

This evening we have a New Moon and solar eclipse, with the Sun and Moon together in Cancer. This new Moon is more intense since the Sun and Moon directly oppose Pluto. There’s a pull to balance power and fragility, and the key is letting go of the belief that the two are mutually exclusive. The power in fragility is what we are being asked to work with and respect. There is a defining quality to this moment in time for all of us with the Moon’s nodal axis standing still. Take time to stand in it- are your actions and beliefs in line with your goals and desires. Find what nourishes your soul and set intentions around that. We are letting things go, or should be, as we work to elevate ourselves beyond our current incarnation. Transformation is not comfortable but is necessary to take us to the next step....

Hard Work Ahead

June 27, 2018

Tonight’s full Moon is in Capricorn with the Sun in Cancer. Because of the Moon’s proximity to Saturn and it being the last planet the Moon has made contact with, not to mention the Moon is in Saturn’s sign, what we’re looking at are issues around responsibilities,  competency, hard work and accountability. Well- we’re not just looking at them casually when there’s that much energy in the same place it’s more like an urgent cry for attention in these areas of life and also in our character. We’ve been reevaluating these things in our lives since Saturn stationed during the second week of April. What the full Moon brings is clarity around what needs to go out of our lives to be more able to move into these Saturnian qualities effectively. I know this doesn’t sound fun, especially at the beginning of summer, but embracing it will allow the coming months…hell years…to run more smoothly....

Inaugural Horoscopes

June 21, 2018

Happy Solstice! If you’re in the north you’re enjoying the years longest day, and if you’re in the south you are gifted with the knowledge that from today the light is increasing. Enjoy my first set of Consult the Sky horoscopes as my solstice gift. XO  Cancer- This is your time of year! Enjoy the Sun beaming through your sign. There may be more emotional introspection than even you care to partake in right now. With your responsibilities glaring at you from across the room, now is a good time to reassess how to approach being a grown-up. I know it’s very tempting to escape under the covers with a liter of ice cream to binge watch something utterly distracting, but that decision will bite you in the butt down the line. Trust me, re-framing how you want to be a responsible adult will have pay offs later....

Please Release Me

June 18, 2018

I’ve mentioned before, the current astrological influences have been hard on some of us.  I had a particularly crappy week. No energy, no motivation, and a splash of self loathing- it’s been super fun. I finally realized the culprit again was Neptune (ok, not just Neptune, but God that guy drives me nuts). I’ve been watching it slowly creep up on my ascendant degree- your ascendant is what you project out to the world. Mine is Pisces, so I’m already a little hazy to people some times. I’m also very empathic. Neptune is a psychic-y planet and in Pisces it’s magnified, so I’ve been fascinated and terrified about what the conjunction to my ascendant will bring in April 2020. Perhaps I’ll become a shape-shifter, or just disappear in a puff of my own hot air. I was so fixated on my ascendant, I overlooked the fact the it was making a hard aspect to my natal Mars....

Through the Fog

June 1, 2018

Photo by Alexandru-Bogdan Ghita I was running my usual scan of Apps yesterday- Instagram, Twitter and Facebook- and saw a few references to this lovely grand water trine we were experiencing. This happens when we have planets at or close to the same degree and in all the signs of an element. So we can have grand Water, Fire, Earth or Air trines. Right now we have Venus in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. A friend had texted and mentioned how lovely this planetary energy was and I replied that it felt sad. “It’s like there’s all this promise, but since Venus aspects an unhappy Jupiter -people are grasping at straws of hope it feels like, and then Venus trines Neptune and the hope/inspiration floats away like a beautiful smoke image: like a Patronus. It gets closest to perfecting at the tail end of this full Moon phase which is desperate to hold on to the light…but I may be imprinting.”...

Good Luck and Be Safe Out There

March 30, 2018

It’s chocolate time! Whether you celebrate something or not, this weekend is usually an excuse for families to get together. There’s a lot going on in the sky right now and much of it has the potential to be challenging. With the Sun and retrograde Mercury in Aries on a crash course to each other, there’s room for ego getting in the way of communication and miscommunication. Friday and Saturday will have people wanting to play nice as the Moon is in Libra, but  in the middle of it all the Moon will be full -heightening emotions encouraging us to release unhealthy social attitudes. On Sunday, things get complicated as the Moon moves into deep and moody Scorpio. You might find you or others want to get to the root of long held emotional crap.  With Mars and Saturn having an important meeting  in the same degree in Capricorn, I’m going to say that disagreements will be productive in the long run, but none of this will be much fun....

Curb Your Enthusiasm

March 22, 2018

We’re in that time of year again. Mercury is stationing and about to enter its retrograde cycle. Mercury is in the sign of Aries which can be impulsive and quick thinking. It’s not long on memory, but quick with an idea. Emotional reactions may seem out of proportion to the situation. Some people will feel like their verbal filter is more like a sieve with things flying past your teeth faster than you can put the brakes on. I predict some back pedaling in some of our futures. There is a need to think before we speak at this time and it will not be easy, therefor this period will be marked with arguments and apologies. There will be times during this 4 week period where all of this can lead to productivity and necessary change, so look for ways to use this energy to move you forward at the end of the cycle....

A Whole Lotta Steam

March 15, 2018

We’re coming into an active weekend astrologically. We’ve been busy for the last couple of weeks with Jupiter having gone retrograde and Venus and Mercury moving into feisty Aries. These changes are being punctuated by a New Moon perfecting Saturday morning in these here parts. This New Moon has the Sun and Moon connecting with Chiron in the end degrees of Pisces, it’s time to set intentions involving what you’ve learned from having empathy, setting limits (boundaries) and listening to your intuition. Trusting in the flow of life and having faith you’re in the right place doing what you’re supposed to do is the message. Connected to Chiron, we must have this faith and trust regardless – or in spite of – how we may have been hurt in the past. Having Mercury and Venus joined in Aries says to do life with conviction and in your own way....

Here Comes a Full Moon

March 1, 2018

We have a full Moon in Virgo hitting today.  Virgo is about assimilation, health and efficiency. Get rid of what you don’t need in your diet. Take a good look at how you can trim the fat in every area of your life. “Less is more” is a Virgo phrase. Use this as your guiding principal as you decide what you don’t need in your emotional life right now. Full Moons have the potential to shine a flood light on what needs tweaking. It’ll be uncomfortable for many with that flood of fish energy on the opposing side. With Venus, Mercury, the Sun and Neptune all in Pisces, I’ve used that abundance of fishy water to get healthy in the pool. The Virgo Moon wants you to take care of yourself, but don’t waste all of your time on it or it’ll never last. Love your imperfections and remember- you are as perfect as you can be in this moment....

How I Entered This Dimension

March 1, 2018

Astrology started out as an interest for me in my teens. A friend brought the giant Encyclopedia of Astrology to school one day, and over the next few weeks, in our spare time, we manually calculated our astrological charts. I don’t know how we did, but we had gotten them right. What I learned about myself then was fun and interesting and a little enlightening. I read things about myself that made sense, and made me feel less of a star shaped peg in a triangular hole –  it resonated. Four years later I saw a professional astrologer. In that hour, I cried, I laughed, and I felt understood for the first time ever – I was hooked. Over the next 25 years my career was as a hairstylist, so I had a captive audience in the gathering of astrological information. I noticed patterns in Sun signs I’d never read in books, so I knew there had to be much more I didn’t know yet....