Cancer New Moon, 2018

New Moon in Cancer: July 12, 2018 @ 9:49 pm CDT


The Moon is at home in Cancer.

What does that really mean?

Well, Cancer has been designated through many millennia of observation & co-relations to be the sign that most closely aligns to the function of the Moon.

So, what is the function of the Moon?

It signifies the emotional, responsive, reactive and needful part of the persona. Cancer is the energy of security and protection.

See the connection? The most tender part of the human persona is the emotional center and it is this very thing that requires security and protection.

Cancer is the energy of the GREAT MOTHER. The all protective care-giver, the nurturer. It is a soft yearning energy that surrounds and shields, drawing inward rather than moving outward. It is a water sign, indicating flow and movement, a constant shifting of perspective and focus. It is cardinal energy, suggesting that something is being initiated on this very sensitive level of being.

In Cancer we find rest, a quietness, even a solitude. Think of a forest filled with shade-giving trees and in that forest imagine that there is a stream that flows sometimes swiftly, sometime slowly in and among those trees. Perhaps it pools here and there, where one could find some refreshment on a hot day. This is Cancer, a hidden and surprising delight; a sudden respite for the weary traveler as she winds her way through the mysterious forest.

For those of you who study astrology, pull out your own natal chart and locate where in that wheel, Cancer is found. Whatever house is your Cancer house, this is where the New Moon will fall. Because this New Moon is also a partial solar eclipse, there could be revelation and change, a movement within that sector of your psyche. What are you waiting to discover? What is on your mind that needs to be brought out into the light? What do you really need at this time in your life? Where do you need to make yourself feel more secure, more protected, more connected to those you love? With Pluto standing watch in the sign of Capricorn and the New Moon aligned beautifully with Jupiter and Neptune, this is a potentially powerful time on an emotional and responsive level. Primary needs demand attention and there is energy galore to give those needs the attention that they demand. If you have been holding off getting things in order emotionally, the universe is saying, what are you waiting for?

Having trouble doing what you want to be doing?

Not sure what you really want anymore?

Having difficulty communicating clearly with those around you?

Needing more home time or alone time?

Are the kids going to be alright?

Have you been putting off self-care & healing?

Is that ideal relationship just a pipe dream?

Are you finally ready to take that step and make that commitment?

If a move is in the works, are you ready to make the leap?

Is it time to quietly assert your rightful and hard-earned place in the public domain?

What about those hopes & dreams? Are they still viable?

And if you are still working on deeply held beliefs that may or may not be supportive of your growth, this could be a good time to do some hard thinking about who you REALLY are.

Jupiter in Scorpio supports the appetite of the New Moon and Neptune in Pisces laces the energy with the colour purple by connecting it to the divine.

It’s a lovely and hopeful New Moon, filled with the promise of achievement if we can just catch that Cancerian wave and ride it into the distance!

The Sabian Symbols for this lunation are:





This is a moment! Let’s strut our stuff and step out into the limelight. Let’s be fierce and brave and bold and wonderful! We’ve worked hard to get to here so let’s not squander all the effort and all the training and all the preparation that went into this moment, this second, this NOW.

Life is a never-ending movement into the4 spiral of becoming. We begin but we never end. That is the sheer beauty of this journey that someone called LIFE. As long as we breather, we live so take a big gulp baby and do your thing!


Be the love you want to receive…



New Moon In Taurus

New Moon Taurus, May 15, 2018 @ 6:49 am CDT


Once a month we get a New Moon in one of the 12 signs of the zodiac. Its always an exciting prospect to start off a period of time with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. But this month, we have a really rare event occurring. Just after the early morning New Moon, Uranus, the planet of the unexpected and inventive shifts into Taurus at around 10:00 am CDT. The orbit of Uranus is 84 years so moving from one sign into another only occurs every 7 years. Think about the chaos of the last 7 seven years while this celestial body was transiting the fiery and impulsive sign of Aries. Things certainly kept on popping!

Now Uranus will spend the next 7 years in Taurus. This is the energy of consolidation, groundedness, stability. Its organic and earth oriented. Compared to the speed of Aries, it’s the slow down. Under normal circumstances, things don’t exactly stop moving but they move very slowly for the most part. But these are not normal times. Uranus is the archetype of change, the lightning bolt, the sudden shift without any warning. Even in the stable energy of Taurus, there will be movement. After the probing initiatives of the last 7 years, the search for some kind of focus, some sense of direction, we, as a collective are ready to align our actions to our values and, if need be, turn those values upside down so that they sync in with new plans of action, new areas of exploration, a new way of being. The earth and her intrinsic structures are changing dramatically. Our eco-systems are under siege. Our economic foundations are shifting sand. Our understanding of the world from the scientific point of view is exploding into areas that once were only explored in science fiction novels. Everything is up for grabs, it seems. Expect the natural world and all that ensues from it to be altered significantly over the next 7 years. Be ready to change your attitude to how this whole thing called life actually works. Expect the unexpected, little children. It is on its way whether you are ready or not.

This New Moon very nicely sets up the move of Uranus into Taurus. The call to action is to take the time to think about who you really are, what you really believe, what you actually want—not what you think you want. Think about the actual structure of your aliveness. What inspires you? What motivates you? What keeps you going? What deters you from your goals? Who are you, really? It seems simple enough but it is not. Most of us live in the illusion, not the reality of ourselves. The challenge at this very auspicious moment in time is to PAUSE, REFLECT, and INTEGRATE the TRUTH of OURSELVES into the choices we make and the actions we take.

The energy of the NEW MOON is supported by a beautiful flow of Neptunian and Jupiterian energy. Spiritual aspirations can help to keep us on course. There is a fierceness about Jupiter in the sign of Scorpio that can infuse us with emotional power. Remember, belief comes, not from the head but rather, from the living, beating heart. Love is what causes us to hope, to believe, to aspire so build your love energy. Take care of your tentative heart. Coax it into courageous action. Actions that are founded on the emotion of love are those that find the true north so learn to love. Teach yourself how to love. It is not easy but it is worth it after all is said and done. Neptune in Pisces, his home sign, can point the way into a strong and stable heart.

On a lighter note, it is definitely ‘play time’. The earth has woken up. The birds are out in full force. I saw a bee in my garden the other day. My winter garlic is up and growing and the perennials are poking up. For the next few months, we will become outside people so let’s all take advantage and enjoy it. Summer is the time to let down our hair and kick off our shoes!


The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:









Both aspects of this New Moon energy are addressed by these images. We are encouraged to get out, to tend to the earth, to enjoy the fruits of our labour and with others. There is something extremely pleasant about being in a place where there is order and flow. We can commune with the divine in nature. We are filled with appreciation and awe in natural surroundings. It is pleasant. But we are encouraged to keep examining ourselves and the deepest part of ourselves. We should not become complacent or lazy about seeking out the real truth of any given situation or condition. If something does not feel entirely right, we must dig deeper and find out why that is. It may not always be comfortable to do this detective work but it will always be rewarding in the end.


“I am willing to open the doors of my mind…

I am ready to lay bare my heart and welcome wisdom into myself…”



New Moon in Libra

New Moon in Libra: Oct 19, 2017 @ 2:12 pm CDT


New and Full Moons are great times to create ritual. They give us an emotional reference point on which to base that ritual. For instance, this upcoming New Moon in Libra can facilitate a focus on expanding relationship, finding common ground and pursuing personal integrity no matter the cost.

So, what kind of ritual? Well, ritual is anything that you choose it to be. It does not have to be fancy or complicated, surrounded by pretentious and often incomprehensible actions. Rather, it should be something that is meaningful to YOU, something that enhances your own personal connection to whatever you have designated as the ‘divine’. It could involve movement like dancing or rhythmic walking, singing, chanting, eating drinking or any other human activity that can transport you into a reverent and open-minded state. Of course, the more that the ritual is aligned to the energy of the moment, the more powerful it becomes.

With this New Moon, the focus of the transiting energy is on the ‘beauty that is spiritual hunger’. It is about opening the higher chakras to an influx of divine energy and then searching for a way to enact that energy in practical healing and humble ways.

And truth. This lunation is about ‘truth’. Find your truth, bring that truth into the core of your being and hold on fast to that truth. And possibly, be prepared to discover new and unique ways to concretize your truth in your life.

Jupiter has newly shifted into Scorpio, the energy that knows no limits to truth-telling and with a Mercury, also newly entered into Scorpio, he conjoins the Sun/Moon in Libra infusing this lovely Libran energy with a steely vitality that fortifies under the surface. Jupiter in Scorpio is a hungry energy that demands response for its efforts so the soft Libra New Moon floats into the room on a hidden torpedo. Yes, its about peace and beauty but with a sense that this is one area that is non-negotiable. Let’s get this done, says Jupiter in Scorpio and I’ve brought along my little helper, Mercury in Scorpio to be sure that it will. He has strategies galore!

Uranus is exactly opposed to the new Moon suggesting forces that are beyond our control and which might appear suddenly without warning. If you have been doing your karmic work, TRUST THE PROCESS and believe in the power of goodness. Saturn in Sag trines this fierce Uranus and sextiles the Sun/Moon, a promise that if diligent effort is applied, positive results will follow. Remember, Trines and sextiles suggest ‘earned’ benefit unlike squares which demand effort and energy.

Saturn in Sag, in this lunation, is ruled by that hungry for truth Jupiter in Scorpio so we have double emphasis on truth-telling, truth-speaking and truth seeking. Follow your hungry heart and create the reality that best reflects your commitment to your truth.

The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:




Oftentimes, it is only through detachment from personal agenda that we can actually get to a place of cohesive purpose. Libra energy emphasizes that in the final analysis, the path to peace includes some degree of compromise. If we can actually cultivate objectivity when working with others, we stand to gain far greater success than if we hang on to subjective viewpoints. But it’s hard. Most of us have arrived at our points of view after multiples experiences that have underlined the way that we see the world. The first symbol encourages us all to draw back into a place of wide vision, to get the whole picture and not just a tiny part of it into our consciousness. Use the power of peace (Libra) to calmly confront whatever issue is facing you, to look disagreement in the eye and find a way to understand where that disagreement is coming from. Reconcile. Re-affirm. Renew your faith in dialogue and co-operative counsel. The second symbol promises that this, in fact, can happen. We can turn discord into unity. We can create community out of chaos if only we can truly visualize such unity and then take steps to make it happen. A ‘lost opportunity’ is only lost if we do not find it. Our job is to keep looking for a way to “GIVE PEACE A CHANCE”!


The chant/mantra for this New Moon


I am peace

You are peace

We are peace together

I am love

You are love

We are love together

Find me a sun

I will give you the stars

Give me a rainbow

We will fly to the moon

Blessed be…


Full Moon in Aries, Oct 5, 2017, 1:41 pm CDT

When the Sun and Moon face off zodiacally, exactly opposite each other in degrees, we call it a FULL MOON.

This particular Full Moon is loaded with fiery energy and squaring off with the force within that represents transformation or at the very least some cataclysmic kind of shift that could lead to transformation, (Pluto).

The Libra Sun draws our attention to the relationship part of our life and with a very tight conjunction between Venus & Mars in Virgo, we might find ourselves questioning the practical benefits of any relationship that we might be in.

Is it still useful to our growth and development?

Does it still serve our deepest emotional needs?

Does that partner still resemble some aspect of the thing that drew us to him or her?

These dual archetypes that represent value and action are in active contact with a prominent (in the context of the event chart) Saturn in Sag. We might find ourselves feeling a sense of determination and resolution to follow our natural impulse when it comes to getting to the bottom of these questions. Sag is all about the real truth and nothing but the truth so when this energy is highlighted, it is our job to FACE THE TRUTH and especially so with Saturn in Sag.

Remember, Full Moons can provide perspective and illuminate any given situation if we let them. That is not to say that every Full Moon will provide you with an ‘aha’ moment. That really depends on YOU and whether you are ready to have that ‘aha’ moment. But the potential is present, for sure.

So, allow your intuitive side to kick in, Neptune/Pallas in a YOD to the Sun/Moon. Neptune, at the highest possible vibratory level, is spirit descended into the heart and mind (crown and ajna chakra), while Pallas represents that part of the mind that is supremely and even mystically intellectual.

When joined in this way, an almost exact sextile and both almost exactly inconjunct the Sun/Moon (the YOD), we have a set-up that could produce sudden insights and inspirations. These ideas, often elusive, can then be implemented to forward whatever practical (Mars in Virgo) strategies are needed to concretize the nebulous.

That is how these energies can be made useful. On its own, Neptunian impulse can sometimes dissolve into a sea of nothing but bolstered with more down to earth energies, that singular idea can take form and blossom into something substantial.

So, dream away and then do it. And certainly, take those rose coloured glasses off. All they do is obscure the truth of anything you are looking at.

Jupiter is just about ready to dive into Scorpio. Get ready for a year of focus and drive like none other. When Jupiter transits this powerful energy, the need for success takes a prominent place within the psyche. Complete those projects. Allow the drive to be the best fuel you to refine your skills. There is absolutely nothing wrong with accomplishment.

For all of you who are born under the sign of Scorpio, this is your year to receive. What you receive will be exactly commensurate with what you have invested. That is the real law of karma.

Nevertheless, I do rather like the transit of Jupiter to the Sun, Moon or ascendant. The energy is so irrepressible and does not take NO for an answer. So, enjoy it while it lasts. Just remember to get some sleep when you can!

Jupiter in the Full Moon chart is pretty much in exact opposition to Uranus in Aries indicating the surprise element in any goals that we might set. Expect the unexpected, as they say!

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:





Resourcefulness is the keyword. Yes, bombs do blow things up but contained in this symbol is the sense that disaster CAN be averted, be that disaster literal or figurative. A bomb can fail on its own but more importantly, we can develop and refine skills that can diffuse whatever ‘bomb’ might fall across our path. Be a solver of problems rather than a victim to circumstance.

There are no perfect pathways. There are always ‘oopsies’. If you are not a ‘natural’ problem solver, that does not mean that you do not have the ability to develop problem-solving skills. Often, the solution to any impasse can be found deep within the impasse itself. Strange but true.

So, go ahead and confront those problems, tackle those impossibilities and conquer the world.

The second symbol demonstrates that often, it is during so-called ‘play’ that the mind finds the way out! Childlike imagination can provide us out of the box solutions to long-standing issues. Often, it is the most obvious pathway that takes us to the exit point of a seemingly insurmountable situation. Simple is best even though sometimes it seems most complicated.

Day-dreaming, suggested by the pastime of ‘blowing bubbles’ can lead to incredible insights. The mind never stops working so even when YOU think that you are wasting time, don’t kid yourself. You might be, but your mind (and your heart) are busy at work. Sleep is regenerative and so is taking a break.

If that impasse in your life just feels too large to overcome, take that break. Give it a rest. Let your trusty higher self do the work. You will not be let down. I promise.

Of course, you do have to be obedient to what the higher self reveals.

Can you do it?


Thought for this Full Moon:


“A Man’s true life is the way in which

He puts off the lie imposed by others on him.

Stripped, naked, natural, he is what he is.

This is a matter of being, and not becoming.”