2016: labor of love [#StarsAndSymbols]


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.


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.


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: 7/13/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sun [in Cancer] trine Chiron [in Pisces]
Mercury [in Cancer] trine Neptune [in Pisces]
Moon [in Gemini] square Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Gemini] sextile Venus/Jupiter [in Leo], Uranus [in Aries]


Instead of allowing an ailment get the best of you, why not surrender to it instead? The dis-ease you feel could be the key you need to transcend to the boundaries of your individual ego and connect with the universal consciousness. By surrendering to an irreversible ache rather than fighting or fearing it as you’ve learned to do, you will come into an extra-dimensional awareness of holistic knowing that previously eluded you, initiating the process of your self-mastery.

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daily 4cast: 6/29/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Mercury [in Gemini] opposite Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Venus [in Leo] trine Uranus [in Aries]
Ceres [in Aquarius] sextile Vesta [in Aries]
Moon [in Sagittarius] trine Vesta [in Aries]
Moon [in Sagittarius] square Neptune [in Pisces]
Moon [in Sagittarius] sextile Ceres [in Aquarius], North Node [in Libra]


What is a girl to do when there is work to be done but turn up is much too tempting to stay on task? Once you figure out the answer to that question, type it up and share it as a status so the whole world can see, because everyone is wondering the same thing. The atmosphere is much too conducive to a divine good time to keep your nose in a book of assignments.

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daily 4cast: 6/25/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Moon [in Libra] opposite Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Libra] trine Mercury [in Gemini]
Moon [in Libra] square Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Libra] sextile Venus/Jupiter [in Leo], Pallas [in Sagittarius]


It might feel good. It probably even feels great. At the end of the day, however, there is no need to get even. It takes too much effort, and there are better ways to invest your precious time. Justice is the law of the universe, and it comes sometimes when we least expect it, so why not let the forces work as they will?

What’s wrong to you might be so right to somebody else, so it might be best to let karma do its job instead of stressing it, especially if you are confident in what you claim. Some things are bigger than you, and they must be left to God, or whatever superpower you decide to believe in. If you feel like you have been violated beyond forgiveness, however, do what you need to do to maintain your equilibrium. Nobody wants you to go crazy waiting for the law to save you.

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Saturn in Sagittarius: A Line Drawn in the Name of Freedom [#StarsAndSymbols]

The unresolved issue of racism that has been swept under the rug or sugar-coated has resurfaced as an international conversation of white privilege, police brutality, and cultural appropriation. From the #BlackLivesMatter to the very recent #RachelDolezal case that has taken the internet by storm, it is apparent that we are not as post-racial as we’d like to believe. Then there’s the question of LGBTQ rights with gay marriage legalization and the big reveal [“coincidentally” synchronized with the Sagittarius Full Moon] of transgender male to female Caitlyn Jenner. Feminism is also a hot topic, and again, one that proves we are not as progressive as we may have thought. These might be seen as exclusively American, and to an extent maybe so, but just at look a all the riotous uprisings around the world, all in the name of freedom.


Speaking of Sagittarius [scroll up a little bit, Forgetful Freddie], Saturn has occupied this expansive sign since December. Saturn’s energy is that of a rigid taskmaster, The One who makes us face our fears in order to strengthen the foundation on which we stand. In the sign of truth, culture, and morality, Saturn pressures the people to draw a definitive line regarding those topics – or at to least to ask the tough questions that we as a global society tend to avoid [ie, “what does it mean to be black?” “am I born this way?” “why is it taboo to breastfeed in public?”]. Saturn, a reminder that we reap what we sow, rules results, consequences, and karma.

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

Sun [in Aries] square Moon [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Capricorn] conjunct Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Capricorn] square Uranus [in Aries], North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Capricorn] sextile Neptune/Chiron [in Pisces]
Venus enters Gemini

Slow your roll freedom fighter, there is business to be handled. No, you don’t have to abort your mission, but for the sake of your ultimate objective, it is imperative that you are conscientious of what you’re doing. Although being tied down is the last thing you want to be, you have to make sure that your responsibilities are taken care of now so that you aren’t stuck paying for your procrastination later.


As you make progress along your journey, it may be tempting to put off your duties for another day, choosing instead to chase the temporary highs of quick stimulation with reckless abandon. Forgetting that there is work to be done will lead to needless emergencies, so save yourself the trouble and balance pleasure with discipline. Yes, you are in a new place where there is new information to take in, but focusing on the priorities with which you are faced will yield more rewards than giving into scattered fits of flightiness.

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daily 4cast: 3/29/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sun [in Aries] trine Moon [in Leo]
Mars [in Aries] square Ceres [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Leo] conjunct Juno [in Leo]
Moon [in Leo] trine Saturn [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Leo] sextile North Node [in Libra]

in the mood to be involved? good news. there’s still a chance to make a meaningful connection.


the past week may have felt like a big loss, as the objects of your desire seemed to slip away faster than a sinking ship of ten ton bricks, but you are ready to count your losses and move on. although you’ve had to let go of some of your attachments, you are not without the reservoir you need to keep going.

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daily 4cast: 3/21/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Moon [in Aries] conjunct Mars/Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Aries] trine Jupiter [in Leo]
Moon [in Aries] square Pluto [in Capricorn]


Get up and get moving.

Give it your all and then give some more.

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daily 4cast: 3/7/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sun [in Pisces] conjunct Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Libra] conjunct North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Libra] opposite Mars [in Aries]
Moon [in Libra] sextile Saturn [in Sagittarius], Juno [in Leo]

Were you ever made to feel like you weren’t good enough, or that you should be ashamed of yourself for no logical reason? Although you may be decades removed from the abuse you endured, you might still be replaying the negative self-talk by which you were indoctrinated. It is possible that you are not consciously aware of this dangerous loop, and if that is the case, there could be an event today that triggers your insecurity in a way that is too personal to miss. So, when every expression of self is like re-opening an old wound, you have two choices…

1.) shrink away in repression and “play dead” to avoid the pain of putting yourself out there.
2.) exhibit with your unorthodox qualities regardless of the risk of being hurt

Keep in mind, by choosing the second option, you agree not only to expose yourself, but also to surrender to the truth… ie: how much of the “hurt” you live is self-inflicted? No matter what you think anyone else did to you, there comes a time when you must stop perpetuating the disease. Face your feelings. Forgive the external perpetrator, but forgive yourself as well. Learn the lesson. Addictions? Let them go.


You may never be able to fully repair the damage you endured for having the audacity to exist, but if you’re willing to share the trials and tribulations of your identity crises, you could inspire other people to overcome their struggles with self-esteem. Continue reading

daily 4cast: 3/6/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Moon [in Virgo] trine Ceres [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Virgo] square Pallas [in Sagittarius]

The support you need to cultivate abundance is easy to find. The fruits of your labor are likely to have already sprouted and could possibly be blooming for the world to admire, but you still have to tend to them lest they suffer the tragedy of a premature death. Like all artists, you are “sensitive about [your] shit”, and today in particular may find you zealously protective of the creations that you have set free into the occasionally cruel world. With intuitive intelligence and conscious comprehension of subliminal messages, you perceive potential threats a mile away, and so you are quick to defend any project that means something to you. Honor your foresight and take preventative action if need be.


Your capacity to identify highly conceptual patterns with exacting precision can be overwhelming. According to your calculations, everything has its rightful place, but what happens when one of the pieces of the pie defies your attempt to compartmentalize it? Continue reading