Comment

S A T U R N Stations Direct

Wednesday 9/18/19: SATURN turns DIRECT (13º 55’ Capricorn) at 1:47am PDT.

The planetary Teacher of Reality has been retrograde since April 29 (rx at 20º 31’ Capricorn) and this retrograde cycle has felt particularly perilous because of the South Node conjunction, plus Saturn is extra Saturn-y while in its home sign of Capricorn. Saturn’s retrograde dealt with themes of self-sovereignty, responsibility, and general integrity. With Saturn and the South Node linked together closely, we have been called into deeper deliberations about karmic contracts, unhealed generational trauma, unhealthy patterns that haunt and hinder us, and where we are stuck. It has been important to see where we lack the boundaries necessary for a strong foundation (in our sense of self as well as structurally in life) and where we lack maturity. We may have been confronted by the ways in which our conditioning and reactions inhibit our progress and maybe how our lack of boundaries or overuse of armor first began. During the retrograde we were invited to investigate and re-define our boundaries, commitments, and responsibilities. With Saturn direct we will hopefully integrate the insight and clarity we discovered about these issues and can now iimplement the lessons and allow for growth. It is possible to appreciate the oftentimes uncomfortable, hard-earned lessons Saturn brings us when we realize that nothing would ever get done without this planet’s influence. Saturn’s energy fortifies and solidifies, it grounds and empowers. It coallesces the will and inner reserves of faith within even the most reluctant recepient. Saturn’s shadow period will last about another three months, until December 26. And this all leads up to the much anticipated Saturn/Pluto conjunction at 22º 46’ Capricorn on January 12, 2020, a major event. 

For now, pay attention to the areas that have felt blocked for the past five months of Saturn’s retrograde period, the projects or works that have been stalled, and any changes that arise. You may feel things start to shift soon. Saturn places the obstacles in the way but also supplies the means to overcome them and make things happen. Apply what you’ve learned. This Saturn freqency will be expressed politically and socially as well as intimately in your personal life. Some have had a rougher and more intense time with this retrograde than others, so if you’re feeling bruised and humbled, or disassembled and back to an inner origin point, remember that within the confines of Saturn’s stern stare and uncompromising discipline, immense freedom is granted.
Equinox arrives soon.

Current Sky ☁︎
9/14 ☿ & ♀ ➝ ♎︎
9/16 ☿ ☍ 🔑
9/17 ☽ ➝ ♉︎ & ♀ ☍ 🔑
9/18 ♄D
9/19 ♀ ⊼ ♅ & ♂ △ ♇ & ☽ ➝ ♊︎

Please reach out by email (wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com) to inquire about astrological services, charts, tarot, Kosmic Koaching, or any other requests.





Comment

Comment

Cancer/Capricorn Eclipses July 2019 : Reparenting & Repatterning

♋︎/♑︎ ☊☋

: Reparenting & Repatterning :

July 1    Mars → Leo

July 2    Total Solar Eclipse 10º Cancer (9:55am pdt) 

               New Moon in Cancer (12:16pm pdt)

July 3    Venus → Cancer 

July 7    Mercury Rx 8º Leo (until July 31, D at 23º Cancer)

July 8    Chiron Rx Aries 

July 16  Partial Lunar Eclipse 24º Capricorn (11:55am pdt)

              Full Moon in Capricorn (2:38pm) 

July 19  Mercury → Cancer 

———————————————————————————————

We’re about to enter July’s astrology, and it’s important to pay attention because this will be a month of tender feelings and potential major reconfigurations. The eclipses are coming, with Mercury turning retrograde in between them. The first eclipse of the month occurs on July 2 with a Total Solar Eclipse at 9:55am (California time) at 10º Cancer. This water sign is the traditional archetype of the Great Mother and nurturer, representing the act of mothering, the home, children, roots, familial bonds, emotional security, and protecting what matters most. The sensitive Crab’s primary experience is feeling - it feels everything. So this eclipse will highlight home and family in some way and will likely stir up some big feelings around these ideas. Cardinal signs will be one of the groups affected strongly (Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, and Aries), but everyone will experience the effects of the eclipse. Where you’ll feel it depends on your individual chart. You can look at 10º Cancer in your natal chart to get an idea of where the eclipse will initiate shifts in your life or sign up for an Eclipse Report (details below).


A Solar Eclipse means it will also be a New Moon (in Cancer, 12:16pm). We have eclipses every six months, when the new or full moon aligns with the ecliptic and the nodes. The North Node activation opens a kind of portal, and events that occur often feel fated and life rearranged. Although it will be much easier to fall into comfortable patterns of behavior when the shifts hit, it will serve us to instead forge a new way or make a different, less predictable choice. And remember that eclipses are cyclical, so you can also reflect back to 2000-2001 to revisit major themes or changes occurring then to get a hint about what this eclipse cycle will bring for you. With the Cancer Sun eclipsed by the Cancer Moon, our lunar unconscious becomes primary and our emotions will be heightened, but our physical energy may be quite low. Cancer rules the belly, breasts, and the womb, governs nutrition and digestion; we could have more stomach aches or ailments during this eclipse. Pregnancy may be a result of this eclipse cycle for some. We are encouraged to adopt the Crab’s preferred expression, the language of emotions, when navigating their space. Their arena is all about emotional bonds, home and where we feel most at home and secure, and family and nurturing. These are general vibes that this eclipse will bring up for us. Like all signs, Cancer has its balanced and luminous expression and its shadowy side… which we should all be aware of. We must watch for spreading ourselves thin, giving to the point of exhaustion and mothering others at the expense of our own well being and sanity. 

The gift that the sign of Cancer brings to these cosmic proceedings is one of potential emotional healing. We have an opportunity to heal old wounds and repattern our thinking and behavior to reflect our growth, our authority. We can default into karmic patterns, staying stuck, or lean into the uncomfortable and make a new path. 

The cosmic power grid gets a zap, a power surge.

Reparenting and repatterning is a major theme for this eclipse cycle along the Cancer/Capricorn axis and that’s the work we’re being called to explore. With the Cancer/Capricorn axis being activated, there will be an emphasis on home/career, private/public, inner work/work in the world, mother/father dynamics. We can observe and work with our unloved or unparented parts, doing inner child work (integrated Cancer), taking responsibility for ourselves in conscious adulthood and embodying our sovereignty as powerfully as we can (integrated Capricorn). This Cancer/Capricorn dynamic can also be explored and understood as the Unmothered Mother/the Patriarchy (“shadow side”)… and the Divine Feminine/Sacred Masculine (in the more conscious expression). The celestial events are felt personally but we can see a clear exhibition of it socially/globally as well, with female reproductive health and body sovereignty being debated and decided (by the Patriarchy and its minions), and in the separation of families and horrors of immigrant children dying at the border in the country that should be the beacon of leadership. 

Eclipses are electric, bringing swift changes, elimination and closure, new beginnings, sometimes upheaval, revelations, and always transformation. They can bring epic evolution as well as life events with energy that feels destined. Sometimes events are set in motion during the eclipse and it can take six months to see what exactly was rearranged or reconfigured. Take time to tune in deeply to your intuition and clarify what matters most to you, what your emotional needs are and how to self-soothe, and be open to a new way.

The second eclipse will be on July 16 at 24º Capricorn, along with a Full Moon. And 2020 is six months away.

Email wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com to sign up for an Eclipse Report for a deeper look at where the eclipses land for you and support in how to work with them, including what to look out for and personal suggestions ($44 full report, $13 for summary for July 2 eclipse only). Tarot readings and other astrological services available as always.

xo,

KK


PS. Check out the work of Dr. Nicole LePera, the holistic psychologist, on Instagram and at yourholisticpsychologist.com for information on reparenting and more.  


Tower tarot card.jpg

Comment

Comment

 Cancer Season Track of the Day

Cancer Season has arrived (8:54am PDT)… Happy solar return, Crabs.
(Neptune stationed retrograde this morning at 7:35am).


Reach out to wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com or through the contact page to book a reading or session to support you going into the Eclipse Portal and beyond. Solstice blessings.

~ KK \\ Wild Moon Wisdom Astrology

Uploaded by redsails2008 on 2010-06-15.

Comment

Comment

L I T H A ☼ Summer Solstice

We’ve arrived at midsummer eve, an evening of flickering candles and divination, mugwort and deep dreams. June 21 is Summer Solstice (in the Northern hemisphere) or Litha - the pinnacle of the Light, the triumphant day of the Sun, the longest day and shortest night of the year. Astrologically Solstice is initiated when the sun moves into 0 degrees Cancer, which is exact at 8:54am. That same morning, dreamy Neptune in Pisces stations retrograde until November 27, and the July eclipses are coming soon. Solstice is a day of radiance and boundless light, a time to celebrate abundance and offer gratitude. The great and shining Sun reaches its perfection and fullness, and in a moment’s time we head into the dark half of the year. It will still be summer for quite some time, but we know that the light begins to wane and the darkness starts to build. This is the wheel of the year, turning once again… Our lives, when aligned with nature’s way, pulse in this same way.

We are in familiar territory; life is constantly shifting and changing, bringing beauty and challenges, and there’s always more. That is the promise of life: the promise that there will always be more, more of everything. It’s happening in our lives as well, the unfolding and releasing, invoking and establishing. There is a constant pulsing of life flowing, waxing and waning, expanding and contracting. The Great Creatrix blinking us into into being, disappearing us, and bringing us back again. Birth, death, rebirth. We have an intimate understanding of this experience living life as householders on a path, navigating the exquisite and terrifying, holding the midline of ourselves and our true spiritual practice.

Many are going through big changes at this time, some unexpected, and the enormity of the destabilization and confusion can be overwhelming. This is a time of immense amplification and acceleration. Some of you may feel like you’ve been startled and exposed, your shell cracked open, your paradigm shifting. Remember to tune into your intuition and trust. The creative intelligence of the Universe is reorganizing you and your life; this can feel uncomfortable, even unbearable, but through our dedication to our spiritual practices we are becoming more skilled at allowing every circumstance of life to take us into the primal power of our hearts. It takes time and in the midst of it it isn’t pretty, it doesn’t feel good, and sometimes there is nothing to do but let the feelings and energies wash over you.

FEEL EVERYTHING.

Try to stay rooted in your belly and bones, with your heart open in radical vulnerability, and hold on. Love yourself fiercely and allow your compassion to turn inward as a new practice. Make art with your tears and frustrations when necessary, dig your fingers and toes into the black earth to ground, and remember that you belong. More will unfold- there’s always more to the story.

On this Solstice, make a date with the Sun… bask in the warmth and relish the sunshine in the morning or mid-day or late afternoon. At sunset say goodbye to the Sun disappearing into the sea, to be reborn in the sky on Winter Solstice. The fullness of the light breaks into the beginning of the dark in its ancient way. You don’t have to craft an elaborate ritual to mark the occasion, and in fact heartfelt, contemplative presence is all that is necessary to honor this seasonal shift meaningfully. Late in the evening, light a candle and renew your commitments and offer your blessings. Bow to the golden radiance that burns brightly inside your own heart and vow to stay true to yourself.

♡,
KK
  

*I updated this piece- originally on the website and then published in 2015 on Yoganonymous.com. It is just as relevant now.

⭐︎ The Kosmic Apothecary has several tinctures and potions available, including mugwort Dream Tonic, Love Potion, and more.
⭐︎ Please send a note to wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com to sign up for Kosmic Koaching, charts, tarot, or other astrological services.

Summer Solstice.jpg

Comment

2 Comments

Uranus —> Taurus : A Seven Year Reign

On March 6, the planet Uranus finally left Aries for this lifetime and entered Taurus to stay for the next seven years. The last cycle of Uranus in Taurus was from 1934-1942. Uranus was in Taurus briefly last year to test things out but then retrograded back into Aries until now. The Aries cycle ends and as the new Taurus Uranus cycle gets underway, we may notice some significant shifts unfolding around us. Uranus always brings changes. As the maverick planet moves to a new sign, it also occupies another area in your chart and will bring a whole new set of circumstances to engage with (work to do). This is the planet of rebellion, liberation, disturbance, the erratic and eccentric.

When we reach 40-42 years old we experience a Uranus opposition (where the planet makes an opposition to our natal Uranus), marking and ending and beginning … which is part of a more complex journey that lands sometime between age 37 and 45, with not only Uranus but also Pluto, Neptune, and Saturn involved. This mid-life point is labeled the "mid-life crisis" because of the dramatic disruption and existential despair that can be felt at this time. And it is also the most significant and intense milestone in life that ultimately frees us and can lead to the discovery our most authentic self.

Uranus, the oddly tilting planet, is four times the size of Earth and it takes eighty four years to complete a journey around the Sun. It is a modern planet discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1781. It’s the planet of the future, and also of electricity, revolution, upheavals, science. There’s a deep-seated and powerful force, a hidden purpose associated with Uranus. And the planet associated with electricity, lightning, and seismic activity has moved into fixed earthy Taurus; there will certainly be important implications for our planet in these Taurus Uranus years. The earth-focused realm of Taurus is stable, fertile, and also includes resources, wealth, the body, the physical, beauty, art, what we value. Ruling over the unorthodox, Uranus helps to liberate us, shake things up, stir up a rebellion. Uranus brings innovation and revelation, and will share its powers of awakening in all of the Taurus areas. This next seven year cycle will bring a new vibe or focus, new work to do, and new context for life to be enacted.

On March 5 the communication muse Mercury stationed retrograde in Pisces until the 28th. Mercury is air, quick and clear, and not the most comfortable in watery, occluded Neptune-ruled Pisces... While retrograde, the planet of intelligence will spend almost the entire month conjunct Neptune in Pisces, creating a dreamy and ethereal but also possibly overly indulgent (or self-medicating-y) landscape for us. Mercury retrograde cycles are perfect opportunities to slow the pace, remember, review, realign. Take a social media fast or reduction if possible, at least during Mercury's retrograde time - it also serves to limit the opportunities for misunderstandings, misreads, and mis-transmissions etc. The retrograde of the intelligence planet just as the new Taurus Uranus cycle starts could give us some down time to witness the new energies beginning to burgeon.


Uranus in Taurus will activate a different part of your chart now:

Aries rising - 2nd house Money, possessions, income, career, stability, finances, worth.

Taurus rising - 1st house Self, selfhood, appearance, self-interest, desires, style, temperament.

Gemini rising - 12th house Secrets, karma, closure, sorrows, rest, compassion, self-undoing.

Cancer rising - 11th house Friends, alliances, hopes and dreams, associations/groups, goals/objectives, cooperation , technology.

Leo rising - 10th house Career, success/achievement, material success, life path, parents, ambition, expressing your talents.

Virgo rising - 9th house Mental pursuits, higher education, travel, religion and philosophy, study, faith, discovery.

Libra rising - 8th house Death and rebirth, sex, surgery, shared resources, inherited wealth, taxes and debt, intimacy.

Scorpio rising - 7th house Serious partnerships, contractual agreements, marriage/life mates, adversaries, harmony, negotiations, shared goals.

Sag rising - 6th house Service, health and fitness, well being, pets, organization/clarity, co-workers, purification.

Capricorn rising - 5th house Sex, romance, art, passion, fame, fertility, children.

Aquarius rising - 4th house Home, parents, ancestors/roots/heritage, land, foundations, domestic affairs, what you keep hidden away/your emotional safe space.

Pisces rising - 3rd house Communication, technology, self-expression, family ties, daily travel, early education or study habits, community.

<<<<< >>>>>

Wishing you ease and grace, steadiness and triumph for this Mercury retrograde cycle, and the entrance into Taurus Uranus era.

If you or someone you know needs astro/occult support, sign up for a chart or planet report, transit report, tarot reading, or kosmic koaching. I also have handmade potions and tonics available from the Kosmic Apothecary. Email wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com.


Embroidering the Earth’s Mantle Remedios Varo

Embroidering the Earth’s Mantle
Remedios Varo

2 Comments

Comment

Full Moon Leo Lunar Eclipse + Sun —> Aquarius

We’ve reached the conclusion of Capricorn season. And just in time. What boundaries, lessons, structures were initiated during the sea goat’s reign, and what hard work did you put in that paid off?
The Sun enters Aquarius on Sunday with quite an accompanying bang.

This year will invite us into a deeper relationship with discipline and freedom. We will build on the Capricorn lessons learned and continue to feel Saturn’s influence strongly throughout the year. We began the year with a solar eclipse, 15º Capricorn (on January 5), and this weekend delivers the counterpart to that, with a lunar eclipse in Leo (0º) opposite the Aquarius Sun. Sunday’s full moon brings us to the final eclipse in this Leo/Aquarius cluster, with the last eclipse along the Leo/Aquarius axis having happened last August 11 at 18º Leo. Reflect on the past two years of growth and evolution, lessons and hardships.
Eclipses light up a sign and its polar opposite sign in groupings, which happen over about a two year period, and reoccur approximately every nine years. This axis was highlighted in 2008-2009, and thinking back to major changes or life event from that time can hint at possible general themes for the current Leo/Aquarius eclipse set. The house that the eclipse falls into reveals more insights into the areas you can expect a shift in. If your lunar nodes are Leo/Aquarius, or if you’re a fixed sun sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), this collection of eclipses has likely cleared and cultivated some karmic changes in life. This lunar eclipse is visible in its entirety to North and South America, Europe, and Africa.

An eclipse acts as activator, setting things in motion, but the energies and transformation will unfold over the next six months to year after the actual eclipse. It may not be clear at the time the eclipse hits what exactly will clear or manifest.

We have several eclipses each year, at new or full moons that occur near the nodal axis. The nodes are destiny points, and eclipses tend to initiate or dissolve things, bringing about big change, a new frequency, an ending and beginning. We can usually feel heightened emotions and intensified energy in the time between two eclipses, and many people feel more irritable or sensitive. The best thing to do is stay tethered to your soul’s knowing. And also to pay attention. There are other planets participating in this cosmic eclipse intensification, with the Moon, Mars and Saturn squaring off, plus Uranus, and additionally Venus and Jupiter. Mars and Saturn could fortify your drive to take decisive action on something you’ve been avoiding dealing with. A consideration with Venus and Jupiter’s conjunction is that you may feel more blessed in general, or more optimistic in romance. Revelations and resolutions often accompany an eclipse. If you can wrap yourself in empathy and compassion, steep in self-love, your heart will follow its path, and new levels of opening may begin.
Under the influence of an eclipse cycle, plenty of potential for up-leveling is available.

In your chart, look for 0º Leo and Aquarius, as well as any planets aligned there (like the sun, Venus, Moon…), to determine the potential area of life where change may occur. This will be a more powerful than usual full Moon at 0º Leo, the reset number, the degree of the fertile void. Feel empowered by this cosmic momentum to assist you in clearing what’s no longer useful and in alignment and to invoke your most treasured dream. Leo Full Moon themes generally deal with heart, pleasure, creativity, romance, drama, generosity, self-confidence. Leo reminds the importance of play, self-worth, and genuine joy.

This eclipse may be experienced as a catalyst for evolution, a change agent to shake you out of complacency, the tower card in tarot, an initiation, or an inner revolution.

If you are able, take a social media fast. Unplug. Spend some quality quiet time in contemplation, if not for the day then at least for a period of time. It’s a good time to reset. Listen closely. Hold your awareness on your deep dreams, and what you’re calling in.

Lean into the mystery.



The possibilities are endless….


Happy Aquarius season.



Eclipses luminarium (Cyprian Leowitz, 1554).jpg

Comment

Comment

Nodal Axis Shift

On November 6, 2018, as Uranus retrograded back into Aries, another shift in the heavens occurred: the lunar nodes shifted from Leo/Aquarius to Cancer/Capricorn.

The lunar nodes shift every eighteen months, bringing an entirely new mood and energy to influence our feelings and the patterns that play out in our lives. And earthlings born during a particular nodal axis will have soul similarities, meaning that similar gifts to offer and lessons to learn will show up for each of the beings born with that north and south node. During the nodes’ Leo/Aquarius stay we encountered dynamic themes related to Leo and Aquarius attributes, and with this new placement underway, we will have fresh perspectives to gain based on the Cancer/Capricorn aesthetic.

The nodes are not planets but rather intersection points where the orbit of the moon intersects the ecliptic, and their movement is counterclockwise. The north node, known as the dragon’s head, is essentially our dharma in this lifetime, and the south node, called the dragon’s tail, is karma. Opposites, these destiny points reveal our life purpose and our life lessons. In a past life (or lives) we relied on a particular set of characteristics, like a tool kit, and in our current lifetime these once useful skills which propelled us further are now slowing us down or holding us back. This is the south node. It deals with issues we have to work out and what remains unresolved. And the north node is about how we find resolution, our gifts to develop, potentials to unfold, attributes to grow. There’s much more nuance to it all, and add to it the houses and the aspects associated with the nodes… but for now consider them to represent access points that can reveal a treasure of wisdom.

Some things to notice while we have the north node in Cancer and south node Capricorn:

  • Balance between yin and yang energies / families, parents, parenthood, children / personal vs professional or public

  • Releasing: obsessive materialism, the need to win at any cost, being a workaholic, fear of intimacy, making everything difficult, worth defined by accomplishments and recognition, excess yang, needing to control everything

  • Embracing: nurturing others, empathy and sensitivity, emotional inhibition and vulnerability, verbalizing feelings, domestic life, family

If you’d like to learn more about your north and south node, send a request to sign up for a nodal reading. Email wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com.

Comment

Comment

November Overview (Nodal Axis Shift Alert)

As we climb out of October, saying goodbye as we do at Samhain, we feel the tremendous Scorpionic impulses of this numinous space. We’ve come to the Crossroads. It’s often repeated that at this time the veil between the worlds is thin; we can feel this for ourselves when we become still and tune in. This is when we must listen closely to the dark, make offerings and send prayers up with incense smoke, a time for honoring the ancestors. We encounter this threshold each year and are pulled into our very own underworlds. It’s the season of darkness, dreamtime, and divination, and there is a moodiness that settles over November’s astrology that we can’t escape.

On November 6 the nodal axis shifts as the Lunar Nodes change signs. These points are most often associated with representing life path and life lessons, or destiny and past life karma. The North Node leaves the Leo/Aquarius axis for Cancer/Capricorn for the next year and a half, bringing an undercurrent of change that will reverberate cosmically and personally. There is much to unpack and understand about this most significant occurrence of not only November but the year. This shift will certainly impact Election Day in the US and the history unfolding around it. Another post focused on the Nodes will follow soon. For now, here’s an overview of some of the astrology of November:

Nov. 6 Lunar Nodes change signs, with ingress to Cancer/Capricorn
Uranus squares the Nodes
Uranus retrogrades back into Aries

Nov. 7 New Moon in Scorpio (8:02am PST)

Nov. 8 Jupiter ingress to Sagittarius

Nov. 9 Rx Venus in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius

Nov. 15 Mars ingress to Pisces

Nov. 16 Venus D in Libra
Mercury rx in Sagittarius

Nov. 22 Sun enters Sagittarius (1:01am PST)
Full Moon in Gemini (9:39pm PST)

Nov. 24 Neptune D in Pisces

Persephone and Demeter by Susan Seddon Boulet

Persephone and Demeter by Susan Seddon Boulet

Comment

Comment

Merry Mabon ★

We welcome Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, when the Sun reaches 0º Libra. Equinox means "equal night" and this is a time when the Light and Dark are in balance. After this moment of balanced light and dark, the darkness will begin to wax and we move into the dark half of the year, the Dreamtime. It is in the darkness, the womb, where we are nourished and cooked. We release the past and weave our dreams and intentions. The Dark Goddess now reigns. The Mother Goddess becomes the Crone.

We hold within us both the beautiful darkness and the light, the asuras and the devas. When we honor both without suppression or condemnation, a great healing can occur and our Truest Nature begins to stir and climb out of dormancy. When we welcome ourselves, our wholeness, we invite an intimacy with evolution and reclamation of what has been lost.

The Sun leaves orderly and analytical Virgo for balance-seeking Libra at 6:54pm CA time on September 22. Mabon is Pagan Thanksgiving, a mid-harvest celebratory day in the Wheel of the Year. It is a time to give thanks, offer gratitude for our blessings, for the fruits of our labor, for the abundance of the harvest both literally and figuratively. To mark the occasion, you could update your season altar, bake bread and make homemade soup with veggies from the garden, light a fire and make offerings, journal about your gratitude and dreams, and spend time observing the subtle shifts in the air, taking in the energy at this threshold.

Libra is represented by weighing scales and longs to find balance and justice in all areas of life. Libra is also concerned with relationships of all kinds and finding ways to be in alignment with love, relating, connecting, and our own desires. This season is a good time to reflect on where you've gotten off track, out of alignment with your deepest desires. You can readjust and realign in all areas, especially your relationships. Reflect deeply on lessons learned, acknowledging loss and betrayal as well as triumphs and victories. Contemplate the beginnings and endings and re-beginnings of all things in life. Articulate a ritual that will invoke and manifest the dreams hidden inside your heart, seeking balance and equanimity while honoring the radical upheavals inherent in a householder sadhana life. Remember your roots and your center.

Mercury moved into Libra on just a day before the Sun entered, and both make an opposition to Chiron (in Aries), providing a backdrop for hidden or repressed pain to be dealt with and old wounds to heal. And on September 24 we’ll have a Full Moon in Aries heightening these vibes (7:52pm PDT). Chiron will leave Aries and move into Pisces the next evening, September 25.

Invoke and activate harmony in your own being and build it into your life.

(Parts of this post were taken from a post from 2014).

Mabon Spirits. image found on Pinterest.

Comment

Comment

Virgo Season

We entered Virgo season on the evening of August 22. The event was was kicked off that weekend with a Grand Earth Trine, with the Virgo Sun trine Uranus and Saturn, and a dreamy Pisces Full Moon. And then on August 27 Mars, which was retrograde for two months, turned direct (28º Capricorn). The shadow period for Mars will run through October 8; I am certain there's much to unpack for everyone from this retrograde, which was one of so, so many. The planet of power and passion moves into logical and fixed Aquarius on September 10. 

Mercury's shadow period ended on September 2, which was also the beginning of the pre-shadow for Venus. Just one week later, Venus enters Scorpio (September 9), and on October 5 turns retrograde at 10º Scorpio until November 15. The planet of beauty and love gets intense and more sexual in the sign of Scorpio, making love and romance seem totally all-consuming. Possessiveness, vindictiveness, immersive seduction, complications, and sexual rebirth are all on the rise during this time. September 9 also brings a Virgo New Moon and new lunar cycle, and we move forward into this month worn and wiser after this summers's eclipse portal. 

On September 5, Mercury joined the Sun in Virgo, bringing some order to the chaos of our minds and organization to our thoughts. After the communication planet's stay in Leo for an extra long time (due to retrograde), we could use some analysis and practicality to dry out from the melodrama and hypersensitivity. Saturn, retrograde since April, finally turned direct on September 6 (2º Cap).  Saturn's lessons brought up during this retrograde cycle can now begin to be explored and any changes, upgrades, and improvements implemented. 

And as always, there's more to come...

Blessed Be.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(Possible) Virgo Season Themes by Sign— read Sun & Rising

Aries  wellbeing, clarity, co-workers

Taurus  romance, creativity, fertility

Gemini  family, parents/children, roots

Cancer  ideas, community, communication

Leo  money, career, stability

Virgo  self-hood, self-interest, self-image

Libra  closure, self-defeat, healing

Scorpio  goals, friendship, vision

Sagittarius  life path, authority, failure/success

Capricorn  mental pursuits, law/religion, discovery

Aquarius  sex, intimacy, spiritual transformation

Pisces  partnership, negotiations, relationships

 

IMG_0333.JPG

Comment

1 Comment

Cancer / Capricorn … Full Moon & more

Moon-ruled Cancer season began on Summer Solstice, June 21, and during this sun cycle we have more access to our feelings and ability to value those feelings. Cancer rules the breasts and belly, rib cage, body fluids… and like the Crab, temperamental Cancer turns inward, retreating inside its shell and putting up defenses if threatened or to hide sensitivity. This sign is associated with the mother, with nourishment and nurturing, home and security. This Cancer season could bring up thoughts and feelings around family and home, or some nostalgia and sentimentality, as well as sensitivity and the well known tears that are inevitably stirred up in each of us while the sun inhabits this sign.

In Cancer season we all cry freely, we express our heartache and anguish, we tend to our hearts. 

Neptune, the planet of mystery, illusion, and self-sacrifice, turned retrograde (in Pisces) on June 18 (until November 24). It is Neptune that brings us fantasy, deep dreams, imagination, as well as delusion, deception, and victimization. During Neptune's station, and throughout the retrograde, you may feel brain fog or confusion. This cycle could lead us to see through the illusions and get deeper insight, but we should guard against numbing out and hiding from the truth or reality. 

A week after Neptune, Mars turned retrograde (in Aquarius). This happens about every two years. If you recently felt your brain fog morph into a sense of hitting a brick wall, that's pretty in alignment with the current energy. While retrograde, Mars expresses energy differently and it is typical to feel fatigued, exhausted, drained energetically, a bit aimless and less direct, less passionate and lower sex drive. Those who are Mars-ruled may feel less aggressive or able to express frustration more calmly, with a newly found sense of passivity, while everyone else will seem a little more impulsive, impatient, and quick to anger. 

This sets the stage for Wednesday June 27, when Cancer Sun opposes Saturn and the Full Moon in Capricorn. This full moon (9:53pm PDT) will have a serious tone. Saturn symbolizes time, the father, parents, authority, government, patriarchy, ancestors. It presides over hard work, discipline, responsibility, karma, and fate. Saturn will bring up a lesson for your consideration or will call attention in a particular way on this full moon. Cancer and Capricorn are polar opposites on the zodiac and we'll feel this polarity. The expression of Cancer is nurturing, receptive and emotional, while Capricorn is stern, reserved and disciplined. 

There may not be a celebratory feel to this Full Moon, but there will be opportunities. Make space for remembrance, let yourself rest deeply, feel good about your hard work and efforts while acknowledging your mistakes, get quiet, call on your ancestors, feel your feelings.

Tend to your heart. 

 

1 Comment

2 Comments

Summer Solstice Shift

"… And those who ancient lines did ley will heed the song that calls them back."

Wednesday, June 20 brings Midsummer Eve, an evening of flickering candles and divination, mugwort and deep dreams. Thursday, June 21 is Summer Solstice (in the Northern hemisphere) or Litha - the pinnacle and fullness of the Light, the triumphant day of the Sun, the longest day and shortest night of the year. Astrologically, Solstice is initiated when the sun moves into 0 degrees Cancer, which is exact at 3:07am PDT on Thursday morning. Solstice is traditionally a day of radiance and boundless light, a time to celebrate abundance and offer gratitude: the great and shining Sun reaches its perfection and fullness, and in a moment’s time we head into the dark half of the year. It will still be summer for quite some time, but the light wanes and the darkness builds. This is the wheel of the year, turning once again… Our lives, when aligned with nature’s way, pulse in this same way. We are in familiar territory; life is constantly shifting and changing, bringing beauty and challenges, and there’s always more. That is the promise of life: the promise that there will always be more, more of everything. When I am asked what is happening astrologically, I say, “Everything. All the time.” And it’s true. This is happening in your lives as well, the unfolding and releasing, invoking and establishing. There is a constant pulsing of life flowing, waxing and waning, expanding and contracting. The Great Creatrix blinking us into into being, disappearing us, and bringing us back again. Birth, death, rebirth. We have an intimate understanding of this experience living life as householders on a path, navigating the exquisite and terrifying, holding the midline of our soul's wisdom and of our true spiritual practice(s).

Many are going through big changes at this time, some unexpected, and the enormity of the destabilization and confusion can be overwhelming. This is a time of immense amplification and acceleration. Some of you may feel like you’ve been startled by sudden change, your shell cracked open, your paradigm shifting. Remember to hold the midline and trust, even in the uncontrollable changes that seem to be devouring you. The creative potency of the Universe is reorganizing you and your life. This can feel uncomfortable, even unbearable, but there are ways to become more skilled at allowing every circumstance of life to take us into the molten radiance of our hearts. This is spiritual practice, not in theory but applied in real life. It takes time and in the midst of it it isn’t pretty, it doesn’t feel good, and sometimes there is nothing to do but let the feelings and energies wash over you as though standing under a powerful waterfall.

FEEL EVERYTHING.

Try to stay rooted, in your belly and bones, with your heart open in radical vulnerability if you can, and hold on. Love yourself fiercely and allow your compassion to turn inward as a new practice. Make art with your tears and frustrations, dig your fingers and toes into the black earth to ground, and remember that you belong. Light a fire in your heart. More will unfold- there’s more to the story. On this Solstice, make a date with the Sun, bask in the warmth and relish the sunshine. The fullness of the light breaks into the beginning of the dark in its ancient way. At sunset say goodbye to the Sun disappearing into the sea, to be reborn in the sky on Winter Solstice.

Late in the evening, light a candle and renew your commitments and offer your blessings. Bow to the golden radiance that burns brightly inside your own shining heart.


*I updated this piece. Originally on the website 2011 and then published in 2015 on Yoganonymous.com, where it got 3.7k likes in a day or two. It is just as relevant now. 

Summer Solstice.jpg

2 Comments

Comment

U r a n u s I n g r e s s

There are several astrological events unfolding this week that demand attention - several planets are shifting. And the significance of what’s happening in the cosmos is entwined with what’s occurring in the collective, in the world, and I find it to be so weighty with importance that I cannot sort and implement my thoughts into words to type to elaborate on these matters… I can only do what each of us can do, which is to do what we can. So forgive my absence of late and be patient with these brief posts, and celebrate the silent (r)evolution that is ongoing in each of us as we navigate the beauty, pain, and absurdity of life.

On Tuesday we have our annual Taurus new moon in the early morning and hours later we have radical Uranus leaving Aries to enter fixed sign Taurus, which is understood to be (potentially) the most significant cosmic event of the year. The ruling planet of Aquarius, Uranus is the renegade, revolutionizer, and rable rouser of the heavens, the planet of originality and change. Uranus shifts every seven or eight years and in 2011 moved from Pisces to Aries to stay, creating a new era of life. There are undoubtedly major life lessons, battle scars, unexpected or unpredictable circumstances that define these past seven years for each of us, and there are corresponding events in the world. Now Uranus is moving into Venus-ruled Taurus for this next new era which will bring its own challenges and gifts.

Late on Tuesday, Mars leaves Capricorn and enter Aquarius (9:55pm CA time) and makes an exact square to Uranus (Wednesday 12:04am CA time). Volatility and pushing the limits could cause clashes, disruptions, and conflict that feel righteous or liberating to those involved.

 

On Friday Mercury trines retrograde Saturn in Capricorn, which could bring focus and attention to mental work. Venus moves into water sign Cancer on Saturday morning, and a few hours later forms a sextile with very busy Uranus in Taurus, which could manifest for us as having a new idea about a relationship or finances. Also, Mars forms a sextile with Chiron in Aries late Saturday evening and on Sunday Venus squares Chiron. The Mars/Venus quincunx (150º apart) could bring our attention to concealed pain or old wounds related to either the feminine or the masculine, and opportunities for healing and acceptance. Finally, Taurus season ends as the Sun enters air sign Gemini on Sunday evening (7:15pm CA time), bringing a new perspective and fresh energy.

Back to Uranus. The ingress of the eccentric and unusual planet has caused and will continue to cause a stir. The volcanic eruptions in Hawaii, in the realm of Goddess Pele, can be seen as an earthly expression of the electric planet leaving fiery Aries. There are too many examples to list of the manifestations of these planetary movements reflected in world events. Uranus will bring revelations to a new realm, the land of Taurus, which is Venusian in feel, dealing with love and beauty, art and elegance, finances and material possessions. Taurus is purposeful and persevering, sensible and sensitive. This next Uranus cycle will bring opportunities for explorations of and unexpected changes in what beauty means, what worth is, what we value, and so much more. Alternative currency and redefining beauty will be two possible areas of investigation and revelation. Sentimentality and sensitivity will be qualities brought out of hiding from when Uranus was in Pisces, underground during the Aries reign. There will be much to savor and digest in the next seven years. Let’s toast to having some hauntingly ecstatic experiences. Cheers.

 

 

 

 

Comment

2 Comments

Chiron and Saturn and Pluto...

We can all agree that the Aries sun cycle never disappoints, and the dynamic astrological weather has continued into Taurus season. On April 19 the sun entered the earthy, Venus-ruled Taurus, but before Aries season wrapped up there were a few more notable changes. At 1:11am on April 17 Chiron changed signs, finally leaving Pisces and moving into Aries. Chiron’s stay in the final sign of the zodiac has forced us to face and feel our dreams, demons, and delusions. For the past eight years. Chiron is known as the wounded healer and he teaches us how to heal our deepest pain or original wound and invites us to explore the landscape of balance between embodiment and consciousness, but he’s not wounded only, he’s healed. The wounds inform the healing and allow the one who has been healed to pass on those lessons and insights to be beneficial to others and to help guide the way through emotional darkness. The realm of Pisces can be like a transcendent dreamscape, or like a ghastly nightmare if one gets stuck in the delusion or addiction that is the “shadow side” of this sign, and for eight years we have had access to both of these realities. Pisces is the end of the road, the last sign of the zodiac and Aries is the initiatory sign, the starting point, the beginning. This cardinal sign brings waves of impulsivity, passion, aggression, assertiveness, and energy. Chiron’s shift into this type of energy, emerging from the deep waters of Pisces into the dynamism of the first fire sign, could bring an emotional disturbance or volcanic realization. The last time Chiron was in Aries was 1968-77, a time in which there were so many major significant events that unfolded. Those born in these years have Chiron in Aries natally. Additionally on April 17, Saturn turned retrograde in Capricorn. The planetary disciplinarian entered its home sign of Capricorn on December 19, 2017 and will be there until 2020, reinforcing themes of self-sovereignty, responsibility, and general integrity in all expressions. While Saturn is retrograde we can take the time to inspect and re-define our boundaries, commitments, and responsibilities. With Taurus season underway, April 22 brings Pluto retrograde (also in Capricorn); two major themes associated with Pluto and Pluto transits are elimination and regeneration, and we can detox psychologically and purge emotionally. Exploration of our own underworld and our relationship to power are opportunities during this time.

On Sunday evening, April 29, we have the full moon in Scorpio (9º), which is the Beltane full moon, opposite the Taurus sun, its polar opposite. Scorpio is Pluto-ruled—  a fixed water sign that is comfortable with intensity and complication. With this full moon we are invited into our vulnerability and innermost desires, to feel what is most valuable to us and to find our own inner strength and perseverance to create, receive, invoke, and express those desires. Find a space to acknowledge and honor both Pluto and Venus, the rulers of the current full moon and the sun, the lord of the underworld and the goddess of love and abundance at the altar of your heart. 

Affirmation/Invocation: I release any debris- emotional, psychological, physical, energetic- that no longer aligns with my deepest, heartfelt desires for myself and offer them to the compost pile of worn out baggage that I no longer need to carry. I allow my vulnerability to forge incredible strength and fortitude in body, heart and mind, and I embrace my power and inner wisdom to guide me toward my dreams and goals. 
 


 

 

 

2 Comments

Comment

Year of the Earth Dog

The New Moon Eclipse on February 15 also initiated Lunar New Year, allowing us another new beginning. We transitioned from the Rooster to the Year of the Dog. It is rumored that the Dog is one of the most friendly, likeable signs in the Chinese horoscope, known for being straightforward, honest, and getting along well with others. Those born in the year of the Dog are good friends to have and will be there for us whenever needed. The Dog personality is unpretentious and generally undemanding. They have a tendency to remain loyal even in situations that don’t deserve it toward people that may not have earned it. People born in the Dog year can be somewhat pessimistic or cynical, but their toughness is what allows them to endure stress or hardship without giving up. They have an innate ability recognize those who have good intentions versus those that are untrustworthy and to them, people are clearly either friend or foe. The Dog is generous, not materialistic, and while objective and faithful in dealings with others, can be slightly suspicious or obstinate at times.  They do tend to see things in terms of black or white, without much allowance for the in between.

In Chinese astrology, a vast and complex subject just as Western astrology is, there are twelve animals associated with twelve years which influence your personality. In the lunar calendar there are also associations of an animal assigned to twelve sections of time with one ruling your birth time; this is your ascendant sign. In addition, there are associations with the five elements, and the division into either yang or yin, to further influence your personality. (This is a general, simple introductory explanation for the purposes of this brief post). The last time we had an Earth Dog year (Dog year with Earth element) was 1958. Earth Dogs are slow movers, constructive thinkers, and fighters and survivors. Realistic, individualistic, just and idealistic, Earth Dogs are generally kind and loyal, but may demand excessive dedication from others. Associated with the Western astrological sign Libra, the Dog’s fixed element is Metal and sign is yang. The Tiger, Horse and Rabbit will relate well to the Dog. There should be no issues with Monkey, Boar, Snake or Rat. And Dog will clash most with Dragon, as well as Rooster and Sheep. If you were born between the hours of 7-9pm you have Dog ascendant. 

If you don't know your lunar sign or your rising sign in this particular system, and want to know a little bit about it, sign up for a Lunar Sign Overview. Send your birth info to wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com with Lunar Sign Overview in the subject box and send your $15 payment via Venmo (@KKwildmoonwisdom). I'm can also take a few clients for a natal chart, synastry, or relationship report (email wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com).

May the Year of the Earth Dog restore some of our sensibility and constructive thinking and help us to align with justice in a more tangible way.   
 

Comment

Comment

Aquarius Season + Eclipse Portal

Aquarius season began on Friday, January 19 at 7:09pm PST, and continues until February 18. Most air signs experience a noticeable shift from the earthy and Saturn-heavy Capricorn cycle into airy and intellectual Aquarius. This is a fixed air sign and rules the shins, ankles, coccyx, and the circulatory system. The water bearer symbol of the vessel pouring water out actually represents dispensing wisdom, as this is the sign of intellectual independence and original vision.

The modern ruler of Aquarius, Uranus, is the planet of revolution and rebellious, giving Aquarius suns their well deserved reputations for being revolutionary and rebellious. The planet of disruption and the unconventional expresses itself in the eccentricities and unpredictability of the Water Bearer’s personality. Aquarius has a character that is utterly paradoxical, with qualities and expressions that reflect that enigma, making it one of the most misunderstood signs (along with Scorpio). Some of these seemingly paradoxical quirks could be thought to come from the sign’s traditional ruler, Saturn; there is a seriousness and an elevated logic present in the Aquarius brain, a deep loyalty and commitment, and even an affinity for tradition that seems counterintuitive to the typical rebellious Aquarian tendency. Liberal, forward thinking and progressive ideas expressed with a fixed opinion, as well as being connected to the friendship/humanitarian house while also often being perceivably aloof or detached (in general) in interpersonal interactions are other examples of the Aquarian contradiction.

This is the sign of dreams and idealism, originality and the future. Aquarius’ question is “why?”  and most used key phrase is “I know.” Aquarians are thinkers and communicators- independent, analytical, evolved, original and avant garde. During Aquarius season, everyone is invited to express themselves freely and channel flashes of brilliant insight without feeling self-conscious or odd. Under the Aquarian influence, allow for inventive and radical thinking along with an easy-going acceptance of difference. Revolutionary insights may arise during this season… inventions or ground-breaking ideas that can seed the coming months.

Aquarius season always promises to bring excitement, surprise, and reinvention. This one may feel even more like the Upside Down because eclipse season is underway, and we’ve entered that portal that feels supercharged, heavy with potential, amplifying the energies and heightening our awareness. Eclipse season is initiated when the Sun aligns with the Nodal Axis. The first eclipse of 2018 comes on Wednesday, January 31 at the Full Moon, a total lunar eclipse at 11º 37’ Leo. The corresponding solar eclipse happens on February 15 at the New Moon, at 27º 8’ Aquarius. This Leo/Aquarius pairing of eclipses is fascinating; of course they’re polar opposites, and last year three of the four eclipses were in these two signs, and this year four of the five eclipses occur here. This Leo/Aquarius energy will be present and active all year, allowing us to find the balance and relationship between the personal and impersonal, self and the collective, leadership with innovation. This polarity with the Leo/Aquarius axis is also playing out with the Nodes, the markers of our destiny and karma. With North Node in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius since last May, we can make progress courageously.

Eclipse power surges affect everyone, but if you are a Leo or Aquarius sun, or Leo or Aquarius moon or ascendant, you are likely being impacted strongly from these powerful energies. This is especially true for Leo and Aquarius suns, who have likely been dealing with big changes or events from 2017, with a turning point six months ago or one year ago… All the fixed signs will also be hit hard (Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio, Taurus). For everyone else, the insights gained from the upcoming eclipses may involve self-love and self-expression, stepping into self-sovereignty, or logic and heart. These eclipses will likely be a continuation of events triggered during the last two eclipses six months ago and twelve months ago. And if you can, think back to any significant events that happened nineteen years ago; this could provide a clue to the tone this eclipse season will bring. The last eclipse happened in August at 28º Leo at the New Moon, so the seeds planted and works initiated during that potent eclipse have reached or are reaching fruition and completion now. Full moons often signify completion of a cycle, some kind of ending or closure or resolution is reached. (Additionally, Wednesday’s moon is also considered a “blue moon,” which means a second full moon in a month, and a supermoon due to the near point of orbit to earth; there will be a lot of excitement online around these points, but the most important thing to pay attention to is the Leo/Aq axis).

Eclipses are activators - activating forces and change-agents that have the effect of dissolving or initiating things, disturbing or disorienting us. If we can pay attention immensely deep work can unfold. An eclipse provides the friction, or turns the thing upside down, or forces you to make that decision in some unexpected way, and although while in the thick of it all it feels very little like evolution, it really is most often for your eventual evolution (meaning you can’t feel it right now, but looking back at it from some moment in the future, you will be smarter, wiser, better off for having gone through it). So grid your space with tourmaline and citrine, and be kind to yourself if your sensitivity is high. Everyone will be more sensitive during the eclipse window, with emotions running high and for some people, even a sense of internal and external chaos. Channel the archetype of the mad scientist, the inventor, the explorer, with a healthy curiosity as we move through these days. And retain your sense of humor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Considerations and contemplations for this eclipse portal

* What do I not feel courageous enough to make a decision about? Where am I holding myself back from growth or evolution? It is time to make a decision and make a move.

* Where am I stifling my creative expression or my individuality, playing small or safe out of fear of rejection or humiliation? How might I revision or recontextualize making my offerings and being myself as vital and necessary to my wellbeing?

 

 

Potential themes for the Leo Full Moon Eclipse (Can read for Sun and Rising)

Aries - self-expression, passion, romance, pregnancy/children

Taurus - family, home, roots, crossroads, real estate

Gemini - communication, travels, education, siblings or extended family

Cancer - income, stability, self-worth, material success

Leo - new beginnings, changes, health, taking charge of your life

Virgo - letting go, endings, soul searching, closure, spirituality

Libra - goals, community, associations, friendships

Scorpio - career, responsibility, life path, success, place in the world

Sagittarius - foreign travel, education, philosophy, public expression of ideas

Capricorn - shared wealth, finances, taxes, intimacy

Aquarius - relationships, serious partnerships, crossroads

Pisces - health, wellness, daily activities, colleagues, organization

 

Overview of Upcoming Ingresses

Jan 19 -- Sun into Aquarius
Jan 26 -- Mars into Sagittarius  
Jan 31 -- Full Moon ~ 11º 37’ Leo (5:27am PST)
Total Lunar Eclipse (5:31am PST)
Mercury into Aquarius
Feb 10 -- Venus into Pisces
Feb 15 -- Partial Solar Eclipse (12:53pm PST) 
New Moon ~ 27º 8’ Aquarius (1:05pm PST)    

 

 

 

The Star-rider-waite.jpg

Comment

Comment

Mountain Goat Magick

We have our first New Moon of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16 at 6:17pm PST; this will be the "new beginning" moon of the year for Capricorn suns and will feel like a perfect time to consider goals and set intentions for everyone. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign and rules the bones, joints, knees and skin, and there may be a tendency toward melancholia or discontent. Resilient Capricorn prefers strategy over force and excels through discipline and determination. This New Moon connects with Venus and Mars, bringing opportunities and encouraging ambition in romance and money- this may manifest in overcoming obstacles or initiating a new start. The Moon is considered to be in "detriment" while in Capricorn, but that doesn't mean it is damaged — we may experience the lunar energies or sensitivities of the Cap Moon feeling less strong in favor of a more logical or analytical approach, and that can be helpful or necessary at times. It can sometimes help to look at what is stirring your emotional waves with a more detached perspective.

We currently have a stellium in Capricorn; there will be six heavenly bodies in Capricorn at the time of the New Moon, which makes the astrology super Saturn-heavy. Remember that Saturn's realms are time, karma, fate, and life lessons… and Capricorn bestows the circumstances by which these experiences unfold. With so many planets in Capricorn, we can be sure that Capricornian qualities or vibes will be more accessible to us and tapping into them will be our best hope for success now. There will be boons that arrive after the appropriate amounts of commitment and stability are created and the hard work is done. We may encounter obstacles and limitations, restrictions, tough lessons, but we have a chance to alter our realities, assert our leadership or self-sovereignty, and achieve our goals. You can think of Capricorn as the steadfast and sure-footed mountain goat, climbing confidently over treacherous terrain that most creatures cannot do with such grace. Traversing these times, it may feel more intense to have so many planets here… but the more you can work on getting your shit together and can channel the Capricorn magick, you'll appreciate this growth spurt you're going through.
This combination of practicality and ambition, the ability to persevere through obstacles and triumph with dignity, could be the most beneficial blessing in disguise lesson that we need, and that's what determined Capricorn can teach on this New Moon. 

Sit in solitude, commit to your practices. Then do the work. 
New Moon blessings for a new cycle. xo

*See the previous post about Capricorn season to see what house or area of life this Capricorn concentration lands in for you.

mountain goat.jpg

Comment

Comment

Capricorn Season

On Winter Solstice, December 21, the Sun left freedom-loving Sagittarius and entered stoic Capricorn. If we assign the title of the child to Leo, the mother to Cancer, then Capricorn is the father of the zodiac. Capricorn is an earth element cardinal sign, ruling the bones, joints and knees. Most Capricorns have beautiful bone structure but may deal with stiff joints and orthopedic problems. Saturn is the ruling planet, the planet of limitation, restriction, discipline, responsibility, represented by the sure-footed goat, or the ancient sea-goat. Saturn, as Father Time, provides a strong sense of the limitations as well as the value of time. The Capricorn tendency is to examine goals, organize things into steps, and determine a long-term timetable to accomplish those goals. This cardinal sign is reserved and serious, prudent and patient, disciplined and determined. Capricorn governs career, reputation, public standing, with a combination of earthy practicality and inspiring initiative. Those born under this sign are ambitious and purposeful, excel and persevere in striving, climbing, and like the goat, getting a foothold where no one else imagined one existed. 

These dark December days will soon bring us to a new numerical year, 2018 (which is an eleven), and on New Year's Day (at 6:24pm CA time) we'll have an emotional Full Moon in Cancer illuminating the heavens and pulling on our emotions. The Moon is at home in this sign, and the qualities of sensitivity, devotion, and intuition are enhanced. With the Sun in Capricorn and the Full Moon in Cancer both at 11º … and with January 1, 2018 = 11 11 … there will be an undeniable gravitas to this day. one that may call for celebrating or honoring in a non-traditional way. This Full Moon may bring an opportunity for a relationship, or a decision or revelation… this energy will feel spiked with deep feelings and determined intellect. We will consider what "home" means and what we hold most dear, as well as where we can increase dedication, fortify boundaries, evolve and mature in our closest relationships.  This New Year's Day will be a power day numerologically- we enter the power portal eleven, and maybe we can manifest some miracles.


Thank you for your readership, I am grateful for another year of writing. May we all be blessed with resilience and wisdom as we enter the threshold of a new year. 
xo, KK

 

Aries —With the Capricorn Sun shining on your house of career, these weeks can amplify your ambition and achievement. The emphasis could be on success or failure, your life path, parents, or public reputation.  Consider your longterm life plans during this cycle and organize your aspirations.

Taurus —For this solar cycle, you are encouraged to take a long vacation, either in your mind or with your physical body. The Capricorn Sun is in your house of long distance travel, mental exploration and  philosophy. Possible themes you may encounter include higher education or study of a profound subject, law or religion, mental pursuits or literary efforts. These could all somehow intersect while you're on your travels...

Gemini —With Capricorn Sun inhabiting your house of spiritual transformation, you can expect to encounter some vulnerability or deep feelings, especially in close relationships. Here you'll work with intimacy, intensity, privacy, sex, death and rebirth, and maybe astral experiences. There may be issues with shared assets or wealth that you've inherited, or possibly taxes and debt. 

Cancer —The Capricorn Sun shines on your partnerships and serious relationships, marriage, and working harmoniously with another. There may be issues with contracts, negotiations, legal issues, or disputes. Solidify boundaries and commitments with your partners during this cycle.

Leo —For this solar cycle, let your attention turn toward serving others, offering your gifts, and your well being. Some possible areas of focus may be relationships with co-workers, getting organized, pets, and illness/health. This is the time to purify and detox from leftover bad vibes, and to make your physical and emotional/mental health a top priority.

Virgo —During the Capricorn Sun cycle, your focus can be directed to art and the heart. Follow your creative muse and find self-expression in as many artistic outlets as you can imagine. There may also be themes of love, romance, sex and seduction, and children/offspring.  

Libra —While the Sun is in Capricorn, themes of home and family will be highlighted for you. You may want to spend more time and energy at home, or explore your ancestry or roots in a particular place. Your relationship with your parents may be a theme, or your idea of what home means. 

Scorpio —The Capricorn Sun shines on your communication area for this solar cycle. Some possible themes for you include self-expression, relationships with your extended family, or travel. Think, write, study and learn something, share ideas, and express yourself freely.

Sagittarius —The focus for you for this new Capricorn Sun cycle will be on money matters. Turn your attention to themes of financial prospects, income, earning power, possessions, stability and career. Invest in yourself and believe your self worth.  

Capricorn  —Happy solar return season. Saturn has just recently made a home in your sign and will be staying until the end of 2020, so for the next few years, you'll have plenty to unpack, with new lessons to learn and unlimited growth and maturity opportunities. 

Aquarius  —Capricorn season is always your time stare into the abyss and see what fragments and chaos you can harness into potential insight or inspiration. This cycle for you is about getting rest and closure, and can ask you to confront your sorrows and self-diminishing patterns.

Pisces —For this cycle your attention can turn to your friendships and connections, your involvement with groups or associations, and ways to work harmoniously with other people. Your goals, hopes and wishes are also a focal point for these days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mountain goat.jpg

Comment

Comment

S A T U R N

Winter is Dreamtime. We are currently in the darkest days of the darkest part of the year, a space that invites us into more silence and solitude, even as we get pushed and pulled to do more, be more social. These are the last few days of Sagittarius Sun cycle and we had a New Moon in Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter in Scorpio) on December 17, at 10:30pm CA time. This is the special intention-setting moon for Sagittarius suns for the next year. Next Thursday the Sun shifts into Capricorn and we have Winter Solstice/Yule, when the Darkness births the Sun in the sky. Solstice is when the Sun "stands still" - and then the Light begins to grow and reign. 
This week also brings closure to our final Mercury retrograde cycle of this year, as the communication planet stations and turns direct at 13º Sagittarius on Friday, December 22. It hasn't been the easiest retrograde period, but hopefully there were some revelations and restoration, as well as closure on some parts of the past. Mercury direct will assist our emergence from the underworld of winter.
The most extreme astrological event that happens next week will change things for the next three years, as Saturn ingresses into the sign of Capricorn on December 19. The Cosmic Taskmaster spends around two to two and a half years in a sign on average, so this marks a significant shift for Capricorns and a major cycle beginning for all of us; Saturn will settle into his home sign until March 2020, and then after four months in Aquarius, retrogrades back into Capricorn from July through December 17, 2020. This amplifies the Saturnian influence immensely for Capricorn suns, because it affects the first house, but each sun sign will be affected in different ways depending on which house the action is in for each sign.
The planet of responsibility will be at home in Capricorn, getting comfortable there and able to express its best qualities in general, which we benefit from. Saturn's realm deals with responsibility, hard work, discipline, maturity, lessons, time, fate/destiny. Known as the disciplinarian of the zodiac, this outer planet is the teacher of life lessons that we cannot live and function without, that we must learn in order to grow, and grow up. In Capricorn, Saturn's powers are strong; both the positive and negative qualities will be emphasized. Some traits of of this placement include independence, ambition, being overbearing, dedication, self-sufficiency. Those with Saturn in Capricorn natally may be prone to aches in the joints and knees.
This major shift turns Saturn's attention to a new place for each Sun sign until 2020. So prepare for a few obstacles, some life lessons, increased ambition and focus, and a lot of hard work in a new area of life during this cycle. Let's see what happens.
 

Possible themes/lessons for your Saturn in Capricorn cycle by Sun sign:

Aries - Career, success, life path

Taurus - Study, travel, mental exploration

Gemini - Intimacy, privacy, shared wealth

Cancer - Partnerships, marriage, contracts

Leo - Health, service, organization 

Virgo - Creative and sexual expression, children, romance 

Libra - Home, domestic affairs, family

Scorpio - Communication, ideas, technology, self-expression

Sagittarius - Money, stability, income, worth

Capricorn - Self-hood, self-sovereignty, how you present yourself to the world

Aquarius - Self-undoing, rest, closure, healing

Pisces - Goals, friendships, vision
        

Comment

Comment

… Death & Decomposition, Dreaming & Divination ...

It's the most wonderful time of the year! We are just one week away from Hallowmas/Samhain, the origin holy day of our modern, secular celebration of Halloween. This ancient Celtic festival is literally "summer's end," end of harvest, and the beginning of the new year: witches’ new year. As of Sunday night, October 22, the Sun has settled into the sign of Scorpio.
Happy solar return, Scorpios!

At this time of year the veil between the worlds grows thin and the ancestors draw near. Our guides and guardians, the protective spirits and fae are close and it is easier to connect with, listen to, and interact with them. We are in the Dreamtime of the year… saturated with darkness, inside of which we are nourished, cooked, seasoned. It is a numinous space vibrationally, and tuning in can provide a profound experience ideal for connecting to those that have transitioned from the world of the living, or excavating the inner landscape of the mind and psyche. The descent myths are felt, and even embodied and enacted metaphorically. Many cultures honor death and darkness at this time of year and celebrate rebirth, a return of the light, with some centering around darkness or light.

The Sun in Scorpio, the sign associated with death, intensity, and transformation, encourages us to leave the surface level interactions behind and delve into our own depths, becoming aware of the deepest parts of ourselves. The hidden places of our psyches and souls, the secrets in our hearts, are struck and resurrected - and cannot be ignored. They swim to the surface for our review and understanding, needing to be seen and felt and tended to. There is nothing unworthy lurking inside, nothing to be afraid of, but in this excavation we may encounter shame, fear, rage, despondency, or jealousy to be explored. Scorpio demands that the shadow side get some attention. The scorpion is associated with Scorpio, representing the sting of intensity, but also connected to this sign are the eagle and the golden firebird, which symbolizes the transformative qualities of the sign; the fires of radical change engulf each of us at some point in life, uncomfortable and painful, but the promise in the pain is that this transformation polishes us, swallows our burdens and clinging, and we emerge, rising out of the ashes like the phoenix with clarity and greater insight. An alchemical transformation in the highest sense takes place. Bright firebirds of transformation can rise up reborn, but truly only after being leveled, after descending and spending time in the underworld.
The work of self-awareness and birthing soul’s potential, real spiritual work, is not for the faint of heart.

Scorpio, a fixed water sign ruled by Pluto, is a sign of extremes… with a strong dose of passion and imagination, emotional depth and intensity, contradictions and complexity. The fixed signs (Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio) are organized, resistant to change, and unafraid of expressing strong opinions. And the water element implies heightened emotions or functioning predominantly from an emotional place (as well as psychic ability).

Scorpio rules the sex organs, the urinary tract, large intestines, and the pelvis, along with the reproductive and destructive processes in the body. This would be an ideal time to check in with your reproductive and intestinal health, to purge some addictive behaviors and people from life and eliminate habits or excess, to delve back into your meditative and contemplative practices, and to explore sexual wellness, tuning into the erotic and sensual.

Pluto, ruler of this sign, is the ancient Lord of the Underworld, the planet of regenerative forces, birth and death. So Scorpio season itself can be an initiation of sorts, or at least an activation of the parts of ourselves that stay mostly hidden.  This time signifies a shift, not only in the seasons but also in our awareness; if we can adjust vibrationally, we can activate an altered sight, seeing more than meets the eye, and work with each of our senses in a heightened intuitive and instinctual way.  

This is a time for dreams, divination and decomposition.

Some Scorpio Season themes include:
Power struggles, power plays and inner power, keeping and uncovering secrets, death and rebirth, sex, intimacy, privacy, inheritance and legacies, control and manipulation, jealousy, suspicion and possessiveness, revenge, hidden agendas, hidden traumas exposed, scandals, soul retrieval, passion and desire, mystery, sex and sensuality, obsessions, financial alliances and shared wealth, merging, spiritual transformation, psychic phenomena, elimination, regeneration.

Decompose.

This time of year can be an invitation into the cauldron of your deepest self.

Let your prayers and invocations rise to the Ancestors with the incense smoke. Adorn your altar with marigolds and pomegranates and photos of those who have passed from this plane. Align profoundly with the energies that pulse with magick and metamorphosis in this dark time, your heart open as the portals of consciousness expand momentarily.  Listen. Deeply.

May we be blessed and offer blessings.
 

 


Scorpio Season Notable Aspects
Oct. 22  
Mars enters Libra
Sun in Scorpio

Oct. 24
Mercury in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces 11º

Oct. 26
Sun conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio 3º

Oct. 27
Waning Half Moon in Aquarius
Moon squares Jupiter in Scorpio
Sun squares Moon in Aquarius
Venus in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn
Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

Nov. 2
Saturn square Chiron

Nov. 3
Full Moon in Taurus

Nov. 5
Mercury in Sagittarius

Nov. 7
Venus in Scorpio

Nov. 10
Waning Half Moon in Leo

Nov. 11
Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries

Nov. 18
New Moon in Scorpio

Nov. 19
Mars in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

 

*It is Hallowmas in the Northern Hemisphere, Beltane in the Southern.

 

*If you are interested in taking the online Dark Goddess course that I offered, please send an email to wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com to register.

 

 

Comment