The Moon is…#StickyNoteAstrology]

Since it’s Monday [aka Moon-day], I am sharing lunar-influenced Sticky Note Astrology!

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2016: labor of love [#StarsAndSymbols]

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it takes 9 months to carry a human child. before the pregnancy reaches full term, there is a process that mother and baby must mutually undergo during which each passing interval is as conducive as it is crucial to a healthy delivery. from conception to labor, everyone has an idea of what it’s going to be, but one never truly knows until the infant comes forth in its big debut. funny how a debut can double as a grand finale. there’s a thin, thin line between the two, and it blurs. i don’t mean to trigger a contraction, but if you look down, you might be surprised to find how close you have come to that line.

as with the developmental stage of any creation, names can change from moment to moment, shifting the vibration of the still-gestating entity. even after it has been christened, the consciousness of the creator must ascend to a certain height in order to finally behold the essence of the precious life that is being fostered in the totality of its glory.

in numerology, the study of numbers as metaphysical symbols, the goal is reduce every amount to a single digit through the mathematic process of addition. for example, the number 39 would be broken down to 3+9. Since 3+9= 12, the next task is to add 1+2, which leaves us with a single digit sum of 3. Now that we’ve arrived at a single digit number, we can start to explore the characteristics inherent in this number, as each of the single digits have their own individual traits and connotations.

now, let’s practically apply this little numerology lesson, shall we? take this new year, 2016. 2+0+1+6 = … 9! That makes 2016 a year that vibrates in alignment with the number 9, the highest and final single digit number. what does it all mean you ask? it might be in our best interest go explore the symbolism of 9 in numerology.

number-9-on-ocean-floorsince 9 is the highest number [excluding, of course, double digits and beyond] there is a lofty quality associated with this symbol. imagine reaching the mountaintop and taking in the elevated view. even the air breathes differently up here. it’s not quite heaven, but it’s feels close enough to rub off on you and change your perspective from one of rugged individuality [in the vain of the number 1] to one of universal awareness. 9 is a heightened state of mind and the insights that one brings down to earth when aligned with this number are sure to be enlightening.

as 9 oversees everything from above, it relates to global affairs and matters that concern the masses. this number endows a respectable degree of leadership unto anyone who invokes it. because of this, popularity is an attribute of people [9 life paths], places [buildings with addresses that equal 9], and things [the year 2016] that resonate with this 9 energy.

as with the high stakes, “ready-to-pop” ninth month of pregnancy, the frequency of the number 9 is one of inspiring excitement. ruled by the action-packed planet mars, 9 is a zealous energy. when this number is in effect, the people of the world are motivated by the promise of big projects, especially if the endeavor is attached in some way to a humanitarian cause. speaking of attachment, the shadow side of 9 is its propensity to be aloof, ungrounded in the present reality, and disconnected from one on one relationships. just like the mother who could go into labor at any minute, there are simply bigger, more urgent concerns with which the number 9 concerns itself. usually those concerns are driven by visionary idealism and utopian desires. remember, too, that mars is known in the occult world as the warrior god, so it wouldn’t be farfetched this year to witness intensified strife on an international level. sometimes, it has to get worse before it gets better.

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in the traditional tarot deck, the hermit [card 9]  follows strength [card 8]. after conquering our fears, weaknesses, and insecurities with strength [2015 = 8], this archetype comes to a place of inner confidence, assured spiritually by the all the tests it has passed. like the hermit card, 2016 might be the year during which you reflect on the past through a lens that has never been as wise and all-seeing as it is now. no matter how dark it was and no matter how dark it could be in the future, there is an inextinguishable fire inside of everyone that burns as a guide to illuminate the path to deliverance, stoked by the love of ancestors and dearly beloved family members who have passed in the past 9 years or so. in this immortal light, everything that was a mystery starts to make a whole lot more sense.

an assignment of sorts:

make a mental note everything of significance that you remember from 2008. better, write down a physical list. now take that list and notice how many of the major themes of your life in the present moment made themselves apparent way back then in 2008. finally, if any of those ‘themes’ are still unsettled, make a wish for and visualize your ideal resolution in 2016. think of these resolutions as mantras. how can you can claim them if you don’t name them?

if nothing from 2008 rings a bell, make a list instead of 9 unresolved issues from any period of time that you would like to finalize. wish, visualize, mantra, same as above.

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2016 is the year to wrap up all loose ends to reach enlightenment. 2016 is the year to come to a conclusion, because every beginning requires an ending [which is just another beginning in disguise]. 2016 is the year to reveal the labor of love that has been growing in the faceless, yet fertile darkness, finally!

daily 4cast: 7/17/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Friday
7/17/2015
Starring:
Moon [in Leo] trine Pallas [in Sagittarius]

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As radiant as you are, the day is best seized by reflecting the the brilliance of The Ones you love. A warm embrace and a liberal lot of uplifting praise is your gift not only to your lovers, friends, and family, but also to expressively stifled strangers with whom you sympathize. Your soft-spot for those who are struggling with self-esteem issues activates the nurturing instinct in you, and in response, you do your best to make apparent the extraordinary qualities you see exuding from bodies, both physical and metaphysical, external to yourself.

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daily 4cast: 6/11/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Thursday
6/11/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Gemini] sextile Moon [in Aries]
Sun [in Gemini] opposite Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Mars [in Gemini] square Chiron [in Pisces]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Aries] conjunct Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Aries] trine Jupiter/Juno [in Leo], Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Aries] square Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Aries] sextile Mars [in Gemini]
Featuring:
Mercury goes Direct in Gemini

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A jolt of inspiration comes like the sun after a bout of inclement weather. No matter the storms that have obscured your light, today is a the beginning of a brighter day, and there appear to be many more judging by the brilliance hues that dance along of the horizon. Now’s your chance to go out into the world, and express everything that was previously shrouded in the midst of a dark cloud.

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i become king [#ScrambledArt]

when I become king
and I rule the free world
I will order the law in my image
so everyone knows I have
the right to be supreme

when I become king
and I command the land with my staff
I will enter rooms in royal fashion
so I am received with love and laughter
the reaction is like I’m golden

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when I become king
and I bring my opponent to his knees
I will never have to fight again
so that I can live in peace and prosper
the obstacles I overcome bow at my feet

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the end of the world [#ScrambledArt]

the best time to cry is
when you’re walking alone in the dark
because in the navy blue night
nobody can see you fall apart
into a thousand tiny pieces
fragments of an inarticulate plight
not to say there is no light
when the sun surrenders to the stars
but it is obviously
and fortunately not as bright
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daily 4cast: 3/20/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Friday
3/20/2015
Starring:
Pisces New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse [Sun in Pisces conjunct Moon in Pisces]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Aries] trine Saturn [in Sagittarius], Juno [in Leo]
Moon [in Aries] opposite North Node [in Libra]
Featuring:
Sun enters Aries

You can read any astrologer’s webpage right now and see something big is brewing. But, you are here with me, and I thank you.

A New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse in the 29th and final degree of Pisces [aka the last degree of the ENTIRE 360 degree zodiac] kicks the morning off, followed later in the evening by the vernal equinox. The equinox is the commencement of the Spring season, which is heralded by Aries The Ram as the sun enters the first degree of the first sign, thereby reigniting the annual solar cycle. Happy New Year 😀

But back to that eclipse, because before you begin again, something must come to an end. And what more significant way to end an era than to witness a total solar eclipse in the last chronological position it could possibly be. Eclipses, BTW = big changes and sudden shifts… moving on.

CAM03537-1Since this day is obviously a big, dramatic finale leading us into some bigger, unprecedented premiere, I decided to consult my new tarot cards in a spread called “All Things Change”. There are four cards, and each one drawn represents a different aspect of the divination. I asked “What is changing with this New Moon Solar Eclipse?” Continue reading

daily 4cast: 2/23/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Monday
2/23/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Pisces] square Saturn [in Sagittarius]
Sun [in Pisces] sextile Moon [in Taurus]
Sun [in Pisces] inconjunct Juno [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Taurus] trine Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Taurus] square Jupiter/Juno [in Leo], Mercury/Vesta [in Aquarius]
Moon [in Taurus] inconjunct Saturn [in Sagittarius], North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Taurus] sextile Neptune/Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Taurus] semi-sextile Venus/Uranus [in Aries]

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is it really

as hard as it seems

not to be oblivious

to what is so

clearly

the truth?

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neither ignorance
nor naivete
[and definitely not confusion]
validates the misuse of
your personal power

the romantic hue of

a rose tinted lens was

never an excuse to

miss the point

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daily 4cast: 2/15/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sunday
2/15/2015 Starring:
Sun [in Aquarius] semi-sextile Mars [in Pisces]
Ceres [in Capricorn] conjunct Pluto [in Capricorn]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Capricorn] conjunct /Ceres Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Capricorn] square Uranus [in Aries], North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Capricorn] sextile Neptune/Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Capricorn] semi-sextile Saturn [in Sagittarius], Vesta [in Aquarius]
Moon [in Capricorn] inconjunct Jupiter/Juno [in Leo]

What’s the point of trying to own anything when it will all be taken away? Maybe that’s your mood today, even if you are still holding on for dear life, which you probably are. It’s just that the tighter you hold, the harder it becomes to grasp the very object you want to possess. Obsessed? That’s an understatement. The real question is what will you do when you inevitability announces itself and forces you to relinquish your coveted keepsake?

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As you flirt with the potential onslaught of death and grief, figurative or factual, you might not appear to be viscerally twisted as you feel inside. You much prefer to keep this traumatic process as private as possible. Separation is such an intimate circumstance, especially when you lose something that you allowed to become so vitally integral. Everything is happening so fast and you may not be afforded to time to process all the shock of it all.

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sunny w/ a chance of shade: cancer new moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

there is a transformation that occurs when we express ourselves fearlessly in the moment. the responses that are elicited by living truthfully are testimonies to our inherent power, but only if we claim it as our own. self-engagement can be so enrapturing that it is startling to be confronted by the inevitable reaction of disagreement, as others try to solve our riddles, searching the depths for that thing within us that triggers their own feelings of uneasiness. in those moments it is important for us to recognize our own individual influences, as we are capable of affecting our environment, no matter how our respective presences are received by other people. if we choose to dim our lights and shy away from the awesomeness of authenticity in order to manipulate the external factors, our power is projected, giving it away for others to wield as they wish. when we risk our emotional comfort by embracing the sometimes controversial originality of this existence as it is embodied within us all, despite the adversity we may face from those suffering from their own psychologically projected traumas, then we begin to transcend the darkness with the dawn of limitless light.

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the new moon is exact on June 26, 2014 at 4:08 AM EST in 5 degrees cancer, the mother of the zodiac. as always, the new moon is the beginning of a lunation [lunar cycle] prompted by the conjunction of the sun [ego expression] and moon [subconscious reaction], so it represents an initiation or a starting point. this is a chance to wipe the slate clean and start, and the quality of the start will relate to the realm of cancer [the experience of emotions]. when two planets come together in conjunction to unify as a single energy, the effect can be either volatile or harmonious, or both. it all depends on the other aspects.

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