Secrets, Needs, Relationships & Nurturing

July 28, 2022

Sunrise, the beginning of the astrological day, held an overwhelming amount of Cancerian energy today. The new moon, mercury, and the sun all pulse here sharing a wisdom both necessary and difficult.

What This Means For You

Your emotions can be very intense today especially around any losses or sorrows you’ve experienced. Some of your inner hidden areas and secrets can call to you asking for acknowledgement and to be seen fully.

You can feel drawn to share with someone who helps you meet your needs yet a fear of opening a door that can never be closed holds you back.

All of this may feel so uncontrollable that you try to ignore it. Overindulging in your usual habits and rebelling against those deep emotional callings will only delay your personal evolution and inflict more pain.

How I’m Feeling It

As a collective we’ve all ignored or dissociated from our inherent needs. Shame and guilt in relation to the natural human condition pervades our lives. We suppress our innate necessities and they end up resurfacing in distorted ways.

Unsuitable relationships with demeaning power dynamics show up in all areas of our lives from family and food to sex and the earth. Even our relationship with ourselves isn’t immune to the strife.

We feel this heavy weight and assume there’s no way out from under it. We resign ourselves to being slowly crushed, disheartened, and denied the nurturing we crave.

Facing our personal experience of this aspect of the collective human consciousness is the way through. We can all learn how to lift the pressure, straighten our spines, and find a way to feed our raw hearts.

An exploration of astrological insights unique to each of us provides a map for exploring all phases of this evolutionary journey.

Autonomy, Wisdom, Power & Laws

July 26, 2022

Jupiter woke me this morning. So I got up and went outside at 430am to see what was up. I observed Jupiter in Pisces while knowing Neptune shares that place as well and saw three shooting stars between Aries and Pisces. Under all this, I felt the Moon in Gemini very strongly in my meditation.

What This Means For You

Feelings of confusion or self-doubt can come forth right now. There may even be a tug-of-war in the mind as you feel like you know what you want to be or need on one hand yet find all the reasons it won’t or can’t work on the other. Imposter syndrome, guilt, and shame can rear up too as feelings of inadequacy struggle against your dreams and inherent knowings.

All of these things can cause great mental anguish if you forget yourself even for a moment. And if you do, it’s okay. The feelings will change. Stay focused on the quiet wisdom expanding and calling from the depths of your creative center. Remind yourself of your life experiences because they build up your inner library of knowledge. Even the devastating painful parts of your life are welcome in this collection of information.

Instead of trying to let go or move on from the pain, feel it intensely. Invite it out to play and dream with you. Help your sorrow find a useful focal point to disperse it’s hard gained wisdom in a way that helps you see its value in your life and in your world.

How I’m Feeling It

I see the guilt many humans feel about the state of our world today. The discomfort we have while trying to maneuver all the human-made laws and attempts to control life. The struggles we each feel as we try to grow and thrive within outdated ideas and institutions of power. The shame that gnaws at us with the realization we gave away our own power to others who we believed knew better for us than the inherent voice of natural law.

It’s important we honestly acknowledge who and what we gave our power away to and start to reclaim it. From the medical system, religion, and schools to the ideas of biological families, careers, and gender roles (among many many other human-made laws of what life is supposed to look like), we’ve all given away a part of our greatness and autonomy to something unnatural and imposed. There are some small grains of truth within these various systems but they are not all-knowing or flawless by any measure. We need to sift out the seeds of nourishment and be rid of the hulls of falsehood.

Now is the time for us to look toward our inherent wisdom. The connection we have to the earth and many other heavenly bodies beyond plays out within our cells. We hold all the information and guidance we need within our physical being. Our lives don’t need any hand holding from external ideas of power. Our pain speaks of the places we fight against this truth. Our pain shows us a window into the depths of what we try to ignore. Our pain is key in helping us break out of our blind adherence. Our pain helps us find compassion for ourselves and other living beings as we navigate the perilous path toward greater freedom and unity within and with life itself.

Passion, Anger, Pain, & Rebellion

July 22, 2022

When gazing at the sky in my pre-dawn meditation today, I saw Moon and Mars coexisting in the realm of Aries. While my eyes couldn’t see Uranus, I know it’s there nestled in all that potential.

How This Affects You

Emotions can run dangerously hot right now yet you can steer them in a worthwhile direction. Whether that’s kindling a passion you’d love to see grow and flourish or directing anger toward taking action for a cause you care deeply about, there’s a safe space for all your feelings to manifest in the world.

For the next year, there’s a push for you to rebel against useless structures and patterns – within yourself as well as your world. These next three weeks can give you the extra courage you need to take a step forward, face those things you find unjust, and bravely move toward innovating a new way of relating to yourself, your mind, your emotions, and your experience of life.

The exact who, what, where, why, and how will vary greatly depending on your unique birth chart so if you need assistance hearing the message through the chatter of your mind or the noise of the world, let me know.

How I’m Feeling It

There’s no way around it. Life is painful. Being human is fraught with arduous, heart-wrenching experiences. From child abuse, animal cruelty, and a disregard for the earth, to loss, mental maladies, and systemic oppression, we all experience distress in our lives and in the collective life. We all have painfully agonizing ordeals.

I’m finding myself more and more dissatisfied with the generally accepted approaches toward all aspects of human pain and its place in our lives. Some tell us to suck it up and move on or to think positively and have gratitude because it’s not that bad. Individually we may drink or smoke or eat or sleep or work too much. Or we pass our pain on to others with our words or fists so we don’t have to deal with it. Some of us may withdraw and punish ourselves and those we love by not engaging with them. None of these are very helpful in the long run. They may offer some brief respite in the present, but the pain is still there, festering in the depths. One day it will bubble up from our own underworld and create a greater agony than before.

I feel my anger rising when I see ‘think positive’ memes on social media or when a friend responds to my pain in a comparative way to ‘help’ me see that my pain isn’t such a big deal. I notice how they unwittingly try to dismiss my pain. I find myself closing up or speaking defensively in hurtful ways when I try to avoid my own pain. So I’m rebelling and taking action to help move us all into a new way of relating to our human struggles.

The wisdom tradition of astrology is one way for me to do this. Using astrology I can gain an objective perspective on my own places of trauma, difficulties, and fearful reactions (as well as those of the collective). The heavenly bodies and the way their energy is reflected on earth and in my life shines clearly in my chart and my meditations. Astrology makes space for all of my pain, the validity of it, and how it can be used to propel me forward into the unknown spaces of growth I fumbled around in before discovering this wisdom tradition. Astrology provides a safe space for me to be in pain, feeling and finding acceptance for every sharp edge and heavy weight. Once acknowledged and encountered, my pain then guides me toward healing and release. I emerge from the current of my own underworld ocean ready to bask in the warmth of rebirth into a new way of being.

And it can do the same for you. Let me know if you’d like some collaboration in your own journey. I’m here.