The Moon is…#StickyNoteAstrology]

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

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daily 4cast: 2/11/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Wednesday
2/11/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Aquarius] square Moon [in Scorpio]
Neptune [in Pisces] inconjunct Juno [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Scorpio] square Jupiter [in Leo]
Moon [in Scorpio] sextile Ceres/Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Scorpio] semi-sextile Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Scorpio] inconjunct Uranus [in Aries]
Featuring:
Retrograde Mercury resumes direct motion in Aquarius

Inner discontent drives you to do something. Impelled to improve your condition, you destroy the structures that obstruct your transcendence. In the midst of your rampage, the reality of your unanticipated elimination may hit you, triggering an onslaught of mourning. Be reassured by the mysterious lemniscate, a symbol of death and rebirth, as it reminds you that everything is seasonal.

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daily4cast: 1/22/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Thursday
1/22/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Aquarius] semi-sextile Moon [in Pisces]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Aquarius] semi-sextile Vesta [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Pisces] conjunct Neptune/Mars [in Pisces]
Moon [in Pisces] sextile Ceres [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Pisces] square Saturn [in Sagittarius]

There’s no feeling quite like being close to the cools kids, only to be denied to be denied entry when you overstep your bound. You’ve done everything you could possibly to do to prove you are down, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. What do you do with yourself when you’re not good enough?

Maybe the better question is what actually changes when you are met with acceptance liked you always hoped you would be? A feat like that probably requires a great deal of sacrifice, as well as an incredible amount of ego abnegation. After jumping through a flaming hoop or two, today you may finally be embraced by an organization that, albeit adjacent, always appeared out of your league. If you’re smart, you get to keep your name.

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a quietude of extremes [#ScrambledArt]

a quietude of extremes

menaces the master of the obvious

the masses are eluded by its transitional nuance

as it traverses the polar spectrum in a cataclysm of silence

contrary to its contemporaries

its wealth is in its stealth

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let’s trip: sagittarius full moon/friday the 13th [#StarsAndSymbols]

Friends are good for a great variety of benefits. Many of mine inspire me to be better, bolder, and to grow (it’s in my astrology). In fact, the more I am inspired, the more likely we are to experience a relationship of longevity, as opposed to the brief encounters I have notched in bedposts past. I am often inspired to travel beyond the limitations that normally keep me confined, whether these limits are mental, emotional, spiritual, or physical. As I write this I am in the process of packing (does thinking about packing count as packing?) for my second vacation this year.

I booked my ticket at the last-minute. Part of me thought it would be best not to go, considering I was just got back from New Orleans this past May. I have a full-time position at a high-end retail store in a casino. My friend invited me right when we got back home from our last trip, but “it wouldn’t be responsible for me to go.” That’s what I thought. But alas, something inside me loves to go places I’ve never been, and it’s damn near impossible to restrain. “Fuck it,” I said without opening my mouth as I clicked to confirm my flight. “If liberation is my intention, then I have to be free to roam.”

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I depart on the afternoon of Friday, the 13th of 2014, just hours after the astronomically exact the full moon in Sagittarius. A former coworker and fellow occultist informed me that this is the last Friday the 13th full moon until 2049, and in her words, “Vegas will be fuuuun that nite.” I believe her. As if full moons weren’t already notorious enough, the superstition of Friday the 13th adds an extra dose of Anything Can Happen.

As always, full moons happen once every 30 or so days [month = moon cycle] when the moon opposes the sun in the sky, each one in the same degree of opposite signs. This full moon is in Sagittarius, opposite the sun in Gemini. Oppositions are considered difficult aspects in astrology. They represent potential separation, confrontation, and challenge. Under the opposition of the full moon, it’s like we’re in an intense game of tug of war, being pulled back and forth by two equally strong competitors. In order to express ourselves as individuals [sun] we risk our emotional security [moon], as these two planets are as far away from each other as possible, while us earthlings are in the middle, trying our best to not to go insane [lunatic = luna = moon].

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my best week: 1/5/2014 [#StarsAndSymbols]

I received a wonderful gift from one of my clients back in August. She gave me an unopened set of astrological divination cards [Astro Star Kards aka ASK], and I was instantaneously in love. I asked so many questions that I ran out of questions! Although my card usage seemed to wane once I ran out of mysteries to solve, I found a way to get more mileage out of these bad boys and that was to give myself a weekly reading.

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Every Sunday I sit, shuffle, and ask myself, “how can I make this my best week?” I have decided to share my interpretations with anyone who is looking for guidance to navigate the next 7 days.

7 cards are pulled each week. I draw a single card from the planet, sign, and house decks, which provides me with the foundation of the answer to my question. For a more detailed reading I draw a card from the aspect deck, an indication of the level of easiness or difficulty I will experience. Finally, I draw yet another planet, sign, and house card, giving me the specification I need to know what to expect from the unique energy of the upcoming week.

There are many ways to interpret these cards, just as there many ways to interpret every symbol we come across. These are my interpretations and I encourage you to find your own and share them with me if you so desire. Regardless of your conclusion, why not make this your best week?

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We will prosper this week if we learn to learn to give it up. Whatever it is, let it go. Release it. It has served it purpose. The first [planet] card I pulled was the South Node, which represents past lives, baggage, and other nouns that have worn out their welcome. The South Node represents what has been mastered, so holding on to it now is crutch of comfort and complacency, and frankly, it’s overkill at this point.

The second [sign] card is Capricorn, giving us a clue as to what needs to be relinquished. Fear, pessimism, and insecurity are the more stark characteristics of the Sea Goat [Happy Cappy Season, y’all!], so I’m focusing on the lower energy of this sign because it wouldn’t make sense to let go of something with a high vibration. After all, what is Capricorn if not sensible? Caution and doubt [Capricorn] could be holding us back [South Node] from achieving the aspiration in us that is represented by the antidotal North Node.

The third card I pulled was the 2nd House, and now we know this is a question of values and self-esteem. Tangible, physical possessions, even. The Capricorn and 2nd House cards were reversed, so the burden of limitation that we are bearing could be (and probably is) hidden in the deepest, darkest, murkiest waters of the subconscious mind, silently suppressing the god-given gifts we incarnated here to share.

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recurring dream: missing class [#freewrite]

i talked a little bit about dreams in a previous post. since then, they haven’t been as consistently memorable, but every now and then i will have one that sticks out. then there are the recurring dreams that i have. there is one i’ve been having for almost a year now.

it’s not at all a nightmare, but the dream is for some reason haunting. it always takes place at least halfway through some imaginary semester at college. somewhere in the midst of my day, i realize that there is one class that i keep missing. i don’t know what class this specifically, but i have missed it enough times to fail. although i try to act like i’m not worried, i always have the worst a pit in my stomach, ashamed that i could be so irresponsible with my education (especially one for which i am paying). there is no doubt that i am incredibly clueless in this class, but i tell myself that i’ll catch up and i’ll pass.

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another variation of the dream involves me forgetting the lines to a play while i’m on stage. i started having this dream last fall, when i was in the rehearsal process for a show I did called RUINED. it was even worse than the classroom dream, because i literally ruined the whole production for the cast, crew, and the audience, which is a performer’s worst nightmare.

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number sequences: 2:22 [#StarsAndSymbols]

I believe that all things have meaning. Symbolism can be found anywhere if we are conscious of our surroundings. We have no excuse to be lost when there are clues in the shape of every cloud and answers in the color of each crystal.

Numbers are significant, especially when arranged in specific sequences. 11:11 is one of the most obvious and popular. I read somewhere that it represents a shift in consciousness, an awareness upgrade of sorts, but most people simply make a wish when they see it. Instead of unconscious, ritualistic wishing, we would benefit from actually looking deeper into numerology to find out what these symbols are trying to tell us.

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2:22 has been a constant fixture in my life lately. I catch it mostly at night, but sometimes in the day, too. I see some other sequences [1:11, 1:23, 11:22, 11:33, 3:33], but none as frequent as 2:22. To understand this, we must take a numerological approach, which means first adding these numbers. 2+2+2 = 6. Although I am seeing a lot of 2’s, I am actually receiving a message that is based on the energy of 6, the sum total of this sequence of numbers. Speaking of 6, this year (2013) is a 6 year. Don’t believe me? Just add the digits.

6 is the number of family, balance, and responsibility. Duties of the domestic variety fall under the domain of 6, and we tend to be more concerned about community when under this influence. This number has the propensity to heal through harmonics and uplift others with good, old-fashioned TLC. Although 6 possesses unrivaled sweetness, it can also be characteristically extreme.  Every time I see 2:22 [or reflect upon the energy of 2013], I am reminded that I have too much work to do to lose my focus and go off the deep end of my indulgences. I take 2:22 as a sign that I am THIS CLOSE to creeping up on a regrettable imbalance in regards to my current circumstance, and based on experience, it’s best for me to exercise temperance when I receive this message. When I don’t moderate my behavior in those moments, I ALWAYS wish I would have. Although the sum of this sequence equals 6, the 2’s lend a fair amount of intuition and sensitivity to the vibration of 2:22.

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to have and have-not: new moon/solar eclipse in taurus [astroloco]

Yesterday, as I walked to The Spa, I had a moment. It was a moment of overwhelming sentiment. A moment of realization.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my college career and my life in New York City lately. Memories are triggered by songs, pictures, and everything else one could imagine. Some of my favorite moments happened last semester, in the fall of 2012. Something about that fall felt different, magical even. Looking back at it in retrospect, it is almost haunting to me to know that somewhere, in some subconscious, time-irrelevant dimension, I knew that it would be the climax of my (uninterrupted) tenure as an undergraduate. Somewhere deep within my being, I knew that my life as I envisioned it was changing. Destination: Graduation was detouring.

Out of nowhere, it finally hit me. I’ve had three months to integrate my new reality, but for some reason, I felt it a little differently yesterday. As graduation 2013 approaches – with every end of the semester Tweet, finals week Facebook status, and senior portrait post – I have no choice but to accept what should be a simple truth; I will not be walking across that stage with my friends. No matter when or where I finish my degree, it will not be with the same people I met freshman year, and there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it. I feel like I am being left behind. I feel like a forgotten fantasy.

Reality is reality, but my perception of it has shifted so much in this past year. Naturally, I am still processing everything. My schooling was interrupted, but it is not over. It will never be over, no matter what happens, because I am always learning. And I have a plan.

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This week’s New Moon in Taurus [exact May 9, 2013 @ 8:29 PM] is perfect for taking practical steps toward the fulfillment of our desires. It is important to get real about exactly what we want -so real that we can feel it, even before it manifests in the physical plane – so that we can plant the appropriate seeds. Taurus is enduring, so we have to make sure we take the time to set sensible intentions, with the most timeless results in mind.  It might take a while, but it will happen, and it will be so beautiful. Whatever it is.

The 2013 Taurus New Moon doubles as a Solar Eclipse. This means that the moon will cross in front of the sun, temporarily blocking its light from reaching us here on Earth. Symbolically, this means new aspects of our subconscious, feminine nature are being illuminated. With the Sun and Moon in Taurus [along with Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the South Node], this illumination will reveal a lot about we own; our natural resources, our possessions, our money, values, desires, talents, and other goodies we have at our disposal. By the same token, we have the pleasure of determining which of these goodies has gone bad. Considering everything we have to offer, it is more than okay to lighten the load. We are on the road to excellence, after all, so we cannot afford to be slowed down by extra baggage.

It is time for me to let go. Attachment, expectations, ideals. Tears fall as I type, but it is only right to release the tension. It is impossible to move forward if I am anywhere but here, so I decide right now to plant myself solidly, with my arms wide open, willing to accept the gifts God is granting me.

Let’s get it.

the aftershock: full moon in scorpio [astroloco]

What was revealed to you under yesterday’s Full Moon in Scorpio?

An empowering new source of income? The hidden, ulterior motive of a “loved one”? A new level of intimacy in your relationship? Maybe you allowed yourself to dig a little deeper into your OWN psychology, shining the light of clarity onto your obsessive compulsions.

In order to be grounded in reality, we must occasionally submerge into the dark recesses of the subconscious underworld. There are many treasures waiting there for those creative enough to see potential in latent resources, and patient enough to reawaken them.

Because the Full Moon was also a Lunar Eclipse, whatever discoveries you made are likely to be life changing. You are leaving behind the past, and stepping into the present. The moment. The now.

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Nice to meet you. I am Swami.

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